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Bachuru (Analysis)

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by iss, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. iss

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    #8!!
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    http://veekun.com/dex/pokemon/bachuru

    Status: Done

    Overview:

    -Bachuru has a great offensive typing
    -Has the moves to use its typing
    -Tension is a cool ability, preventing opponents from eating their berries
    -Weak base stats are its downfall

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Thunderbolt / Electra Ball
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Volt Change
    move 4: Hidden Power Ice / Energy Ball
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Tension
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 36 HP / 220 SpA / 236 Spe

    Set Comments:

    -Decent Scarfer
    -Has 15/16 Special Attack and 24/25 Speed
    -Thunderbolt is Bachuru’s strongest STAB attack
    -Bug Buzz is a backup STAB that hits many Pokemon in Little Cup hard
    -Volt Change is a great scouting move and hits decently hard
    -Hidden Power Ice can revenge Gligar and also OHKO it on the switch in

    Additional Comments:

    -Electra Ball is an alternative to Thunderbolt but usually will be less strong
    -Energy Ball can be used to hit Chinchou who otherwise walls Bachuru
    -EVs give max Special Attack and Speed
    -Modest gives Bachuru’s bad offense a boost while Timid allows it to outspeed 16 Speed Scarfers

    [SET]
    name: Agility
    move 1: Agility
    move 2: Thunderbolt / Electra Ball
    move 3: Bug Buzz
    move 4: Hidden Power Ice / Energy Ball
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Tension
    nature: Modest
    evs: 36 HP / 220 SpA / 236 Spe

    Set Comments:

    -With Life Orb, hits decently hard
    -Reaches 16 Special Attack and 32 Speed after an Agility
    -Thunderbolt is a strong STAB attack
    -Bug Buzz hits the Grass types that resist Thunderbolt hard
    -Hidden Power Ice hits Ground types hard (especially Gligar)

    Additional Comments:

    -Electra Ball can be used for more power but is unreliable
    -Energy Ball can hit Chinchou and Ground types not named Gligar
    -Modest is used for the power- it has enough Speed to outspeed all Scarfers (except Scyther and Sneasel) after a Agility anyways

    Team Options:

    -Entry hazard support is helpful to assist Bachuru in its sweep
    -Wynaut helps Bachuru set up
    -A Gligar counter is helpful if you are using Energy Ball

    Optional Changes:

    -Bachuru gets Sucker Punch, X-Scissor, Wild Bolt, and other options and can go mixed or physical
    -Discharge could be used for the paralysis chance
    -Bachuru can use Charge Beam to set up
    -Substitute could be used to protect Bachuru when setting up

    Counters:

    -The Scarf set can be trapped by Claw Shapen Diglett and set up on
    -Faster Scarfers also beat it
    -The Agility set loses to priority and things that can take an attack
    -Munchlax walls Bachuru overall

    Dream World:

    -Swarm isn’t much use, as it is just a situational thing. Tension is arguably better.
  2. iss

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    This is done.
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    You mention agility is faster than all scarfers but Scyther (and even Sneasel) outpace it.
  4. iss

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    Nice catch, I'm used to Gen 4 LC where 32 Speed > scarfers, but those will probably be banned soon.

    Edited.

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