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Bastiodon

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Jellicent, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Jellicent

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    [Overview]

    <p>With incredible defenses, nine resists, and an immunity, Bastiodon appears to be a solid wall with decent support moves such as Stealth Rock, Roar, and Toxic. Unfortunately, he has two crippling 4x weaknesses to Fighting and Ground, both common physical attacking types that impede Bastiodon's monstrous base 168 Defense stat. Furthermore, his Speed and offenses are laughable, leaving stalling as the only thing this guy can pull off. That said, any assailant lacking Fighting- or Ground-type attacks will struggle to break this beast.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Roar
    move 3: Protect / Toxic
    move 4: Rock Blast / Stone Edge
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Sturdy
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set takes advantage of what Bastiodon does best: tanking hits while dishing out residual damage. Stealth Rock is his most noteworthy move, chipping away at the health of your opponent's switch-ins. Roar forces a switch, racking up the damage from entry hazards while disrupting your foe's momentum. Protect is highly recommended in the third slot, as it can scout out any surprise Fighting- or Ground-type attacks. If your team lacks Toxic support, however, Bastiodon is capable of providing it. The final move assures that Bastiodon isn't completely destroyed by Taunt. Rock Blast can break Substitutes, but Stone Edge is his strongest STAB attack though its accuracy is lower than Rock Blast's. With only base 52 Attack, however, neither will hurt much.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Sturdy is a wonderful ability for Bastiodon, as it allows him to survive an attack that would normally OHKO him. Leftovers is his item of choice, as any health regeneration goes a long way. Though his Defense is higher than his Special Defense, most physical attackers carry either Fighting- or Ground-type attacks. Therefore, a Careful nature and the given EVs maximize his already impressive Special Defense.</p>

    <p>Bastiodon works best on stall-oriented teams, offering solid support with Stealth Rock, phazing, and a lengthy list of resistances. Wish passers, such as Alomomola, Audino, and Clefable, increase his lifespan and ensure that he will continue to plague your opponent's team. Audino and Clefable can also function as clerics, keeping him safe from harmful statuses, such as burn. As Bastiodon often causes switches through Roar spamming and sheer bulk, Spikes and Toxic Spikes support from the likes of Roselia, Ferroseed, Qwilfish, Accelgor, and Omastar greatly augments his usefulness. Finally, Pokemon that resist Fighting- and Ground-type attacks, such as Moltres, are always good to have on hand.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Curse boosts Bastiodon's Attack and Defense, but even after the boost, his Attack is pitiful. He has a wonderful physical and special movepool, but alas, his offenses fail to do it justice. Metal Burst is capable of taking out an opposing Pokemon, but only if Bastiodon nearly dies as well. Rock Polish boosts his Speed, but there's nothing for him to do with that boost. Taunt allows him to shut down other walls that attempt to set up. With Magic Coat and some brilliant prediction, he can bounce status back at the opponent. He is capable of setting up rain, sand, and sun, but only sand is of any use to him. Finally, Rest is his only healing move, but unless you're using a cleric, it will probably just leave him crippled for the rest of the battle.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Taunt puts a halt to anything Bastiodon is attempting. Common Taunt users, such as Whimsicott, Aerodactyl, and Gligar, can quickly shut him down. Powerful Fighting-types, such as Medicham, Gallade, Hitmonlee, and Primeape, run rampant in RU, and they can easily switch in on resisted Rock-type attacks and threaten to OHKO back with their STAB attacks. Rhydon and Sandslash have STAB Ground-type attacks to decimate Bastiodon and resist his STAB Rock attacks.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Soundproof keeps Bastiodon safe from moves such as Perish Song and Roar, but Sturdy is almost always more useful.</p>
  2. Texas Cloverleaf

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    Magic Coat to OO, everything else looks solid.

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  4. Jellicent

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    Careful maxes SpD, since his Def is already pretty solid and most physical sweepers have either Ground or Fighting moves, making them harder to wall anyway...
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    What he's referring to is the ability. You've listed Careful there Jelli. ^^
  6. Jellicent

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    Ah. In that case, I just failed completely. Fixing now ^.^
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    I've always had a soft spot for Bastiodon, even if it does look like the backside of a truck.

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    Rock Blast should be slashed before Stone Edge on a defensive Pokemon such as Bastiodon for the better accuracy and extra PP, plus it helps break Substitutes, though Roar already kinda covers that problem.

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    [Overview]

    <p>With incredible defenses, nine resists, and an immunity, Bastiodon appears to be a solid wall with decent support moves such as Stealth Rock, Roar, and Toxic. . Support moves such as Stealth Rock, Roar, and Toxic only improve his utility. Unfortunately, he has two crippling 4x weaknesses to Fighting and Ground, both common physical attacking types that impede Bastiodon's monstrous base 168 Defense stat. which greatly reduces the effectiveness of his base 168 Defense. Furthermore, his Speed and offenses are laughable, leaving stalling as the only thing this guy can pull off. That said, any assailant lacking Fighting- or Ground-type attacks will struggle to break this beast.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Roar
    move 3: Protect / Toxic
    move 4: Rock Blast / Stone Edge
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Sturdy
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set takes advantage of what Bastiodon does best: tanking hits while dishing out residual damage. Stealth Rock is his most noteworthy move, chipping away at the health of anything your opponent's switch-ins. Roar forces a switch, racking up the damage from entry hazards while disrupting your foe's momentum. Protect is highly recommended in the third slot, as it can scout out any surprise Fighting- or Ground-type attacks. If your team lacks Toxic support, however, Bastiodon is quite capable of providing it. The final move assures that Bastiodon isn't completely destroyed by Taunt. Rock Blast has higher accuracy and can break Substitutes, but Stone Edge is his strongest STAB attack though its accuracy is lower than Rock Blast's. With only base 52 Attack, however, neither will hurt much.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Sturdy is a wonderful ability for Bastiodon, as it allows him to survive an attack that would normally OHKO him. Leftovers is his item of choice, as any health regeneration goes a long way. for him. Though his Defense is higher than his Special Defense, most physical attackers carry either Fighting- or Ground-type attacks. Therefore, a Careful nature and the given EVs maximize his already impressive Special Defense.</p>

    <p>Bastiodon works best on stall-oriented teams, offering solid support with Stealth Rock, phazing, and a lengthy list of resistances. Wish passers, such as Alomomola, Audino, and Clefable, increase his lifespan and ensure that he will continue to plague your opponent's team. Audino and Clefable can also function as clerics, keeping him safe from harmful statuses, such as burn. As Bastiodon often causes switches through Roar spamming and sheer bulk, Spikes and Toxic Spikes support from the likes of Roselia, Ferroseed, Qwilfish, Accelgor, and Omastar greatly augments his usefulness. Finally, Pokemon that resist Fighting- and Ground-type attacks, such as Moltres, are always good to have on hand.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Curse is an option to boosts Bastiodon's Attack and Defense, but even after the boost, his Attack is pitiful. He has a wonderful physical and special movepool, but alas, his offenses fail to it justice. Metal Burst is capable of taking out an opposing Pokemon, but only if Bastiodon nearly dies as well. Rock Polish boosts his Speed, but there's really nothing for him to do with that boost. Taunt allows him to shut down other walls that attempt to set up. With Magic Coat and some brilliant prediction, he can bounce status back at the opponent., though it takes great prediction to pull off. He is capable of setting up rain, sand, and sun, but only sand is of any use to him. Finally, Rest is his only healing move, but unless you're using a cleric, it will probably just leave him crippled for the rest of the battle.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Taunt easily puts a halt to anything Bastiodon is attempting. Common Taunt users, such as Whimsicott, Aerodactyl, and Gligar, can quickly shut him down. Powerful Fighting-types such as Medicham, Gallade, Hitmonlee, and Primeape run rampant in RU, and they can easily switch in on resisted Rock attacks and threaten to OHKO back with their STAB attacks. Medicham, Hitmonlee, Gallade, Hariyama, Primeape, and Hitmonchan can all rip him apart. Rhydon and Sandslash have STAB Ground-type attacks to decimate Bastiodon with, and resist his STAB Rock attacks, making them counters as well.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Soundproof keeps Bastiodon safe from moves such as Perish Song and Roar, but Sturdy is almost always more useful.</p>


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    <p>Curse boosts Bastiodon's Attack and Defense, but even after the boost, his Attack is pitiful. He has a wonderful physical and special movepool, but alas, his offenses fail to it justice (I don't really get what you mean with "it justice", is it supposed to be "its" or what? Correct it if needed). Metal Burst is capable of taking out an opposing Pokemon, but only if Bastiodon nearly dies as well. Rock Polish boosts his Speed, but there's nothing for him to do with that boost. Taunt allows him to shut down other walls that attempt to set up. With Magic Coat and some brilliant prediction, he can bounce status back at the opponent. He is capable of setting up rain, sand, and sun, but only sand is of any use to him. Finally, Rest is his only healing move, but unless you're using a cleric, it will probably just leave him crippled for the rest of the battle.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Taunt puts a halt to anything Bastiodon is attempting. Common Taunt users, such as Whimsicott, Aerodactyl, and Gligar, can quickly shut him down. Powerful Fighting-types,[add comma] such as Medicham, Gallade, Hitmonlee, and Primeape,[add comma] run rampant in RU, and they can easily switch in on resisted Rock-type attacks and threaten to OHKO back with their STAB attacks. Rhydon and Sandslash have STAB Ground-type attacks to decimate Bastiodon and resist his STAB Rock attacks, making them counters as well.</p>


    Oh god, good job Jelli. In case you're wondering, only the above paragraphs needed changes, so I didn't include the other ones.

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