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Discussion in 'BW Ubers' started by Fireburn, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. rileydelete

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    The interesting thing about Calm Mind Arceus is how reliably it can set up during a game, and then how easy it is for a boosted Arceus to survive a hit and start wreaking havoc with its power. A modest, Max SpA Arceus reaches a Special Attack of 558 after a CM boost, and can start doing serious damage. When you throw in the fact that Arceus will always get STAB from Judgement + the fact that it gets a further 20% boost from it's plate, you have a sweeper that is outright terrifying after being set up. But yes, the key things about Arceus that differentiates itself from other set up sweepers, physical and special, is it's 120 base stats across the board. Outside of SpA/Atk, you can dump EVs into HP giving Arceus superb bulk, speed, making Arceus extremely hard to revenge kill, or into a defensive stat that your team is weak to. Thanks to Arceus' grand movepool, if you have room, you can even throw in Recover, allowing Arceus to potentially survive for a very long time.

    This amazing versatility and bulk makes Arceus far harder to kill than most other Pokemon. Arceus will almost always reliably set up, where as special sweepers like Mewtwo and Mega Blaziken, are often left open to attacks, many which can kill. Physical attackers, no matter how powerful, will often struggle to get a 1HKO, while Arceus sets up, and KOs them the next turn.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me :)
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2014
  2. Steeljackal<3

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    This is just a nitpick, but standard Calm Mind Arceus is actually 252 HP / 252 + Spe or 252 Satk / 252 + Spe. It rarely runs Bold and Max Def, due to a few reasons-- it can't outspeed Gengar before it's Mega-Evolved, it will never tie with opposing Calm Mind Arceus, and the additional bulk just isn't really necessary on something with defenses as incredible as Arceus has anyway. I mean, it does help with Pokemon such as Mewtwo (which you can tank a hit from and outright KO anyway, assuming a more standard spread and a few boosts (252 SpA Mega Mewtwo Y Psystrike vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Arceus-Electric: 190-225 (42.7 - 50.6%) -- 2.3% chance to 2HKO), (+3 4 SpA Zap Plate Arceus-Electric Judgment vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Mega Mewtwo Y: 322-379 (91.2 - 107.3%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO), but is overall not especially necessary.
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