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Online Competition Battle of Alola [POST YOUR RESULTS!]

Discussion in 'Battle Spot' started by Corrin, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. I dont care

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    Well yeah, thanks. Even z-hypnosis is a good set.
    I was talking about the tour mostly. Even cause i have Solgaleo and gigalith in my team so i don't know if xurkitree as terminueEdge said (nice set btw) can help me. I have mandibuzz as ground immunity, but it's just one. Then there arr Fini and Scizor.
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  2. TerminusEdge

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    My team right now is just Gigalith, Mandibuzz, and Garchomp.

    I don't even have a special Pokemon picked yet, and I'm racking my brain trying to make sure I'm ready for all of the special Pokemon.
  3. I dont care

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    I have just one special mon lol

    Solgaleo 4 attack, Sr Gigalith, SD scizor, SpD Mandibuzz, Physical def Fini, sd mimikyu.

    I have doubt on mimikyu, but i don't know who i can use that does not make the team more weak to ground
  4. enbytoon

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    Could I get a little help with the team I have so far? I'm not sure if I have proper coverage or if some mons could be swapped out for better ones.

    Primarina
    Ability: Torrent
    EVs: 252 HP/252 SpA/ 4 SpD
    Modest Nature
    -Moonblast
    -Energy Ball
    -Scald
    -Ice Beam

    Pheromosa
    Ability: Beast Boost
    EVs: 252 Atk/4 SpD/252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    -High Jump Kick
    -Lunge
    -U turn
    -Brick Break

    Bastiodon
    Ability: Sturdy
    EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SpD
    Impish Nature
    -Magic Coat
    -Roar
    -Stealth Rock
    -Earthquake

    Muk
    Ability: Poison Touch
    EVs: 252 HP/4 Atk/252 SpD
    Gentle Nature
    -Disable
    -Gunk Shot
    -Clear Smog
    -Rest

    Scizor
    Ability: Technician
    EVs: 248 HP/252 Atk/8 SpD
    Adamant Nature
    -Bullet Punch
    -Aerial Ace
    -U turn
    -Knock Off

    I'm not really sure what that last spot could be filled with. Any help would be awesome!
  5. I dont care

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    Well you miss the special mon. Choose one of Solgaleo, Lunala and Zygarde.
    Mostly, how do you get knock off on scizor?
  6. Ninbyedog

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    That's why you run Taunt.


    I think you meant 252 HP/ 252 SpD Gigalith cuz 252 HP/ 0 SpD Gigalith is definitely an OHKO with Hydro Pump from Greninja even if with +Sp.def nature. Though it is a roll... (252 SpA Greninja Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 0+ SpD Gigalith: 176-210 (91.6 - 109.3%) -- 56.3% chance to OHKO)
  7. TerminusEdge

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    You forgot to factor in sandstorm, since ideally Gigalith will have Sand Stream.

    In the sand, even Ash-Greninja isn't guaranteed to OHKO it with Hydro Pump.

    252 SpA Ash-Greninja Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Gigalith in Sand: 170-204 (88.5 - 106.2%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO
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  8. Ninbyedog

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    Ahh true, forgot about Sand Stream being a thing for Gigalith now.
  9. Theorymon

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    I haven't played this version of the format as much as I've wanted to (blame final exams), but I can see a lot of stuff that should be fixed with this team.

    -For starters, I'd get rid of Bastiodon, I don't think it's really a good fit for this metagame, since it has so little offensive presence, yet its typing is too poor for it to be a good defensive Pokemon either. I'm not really sure if Primarina is worth it either to be honest >_>

    -I'd totally change that Muk set. I'd at least have Brick Break and Crunch in there. You need Crunch for Muk to be a threat to Lunala, and Brick Break can help a lot against Aurora Veil from Ninetales-A. I'd even go as far as considering offensive Muk with Crunch / Brick Break / Shadow Sneak / Gunk Shot.

    -I'd change the moveset on that Scizor too. Knock Off is currently illegal so you're stuck with Thief, and Aerial Ace doesn't really hit anything important. I've personally been thinking about a Swords Dance set to take advantage of all the Ninetales-A running around, but it might need some Special Defensive investment to handle Lunala (not sure what yet).

    -I'd go mixed with Pheromosa (probably either Naive or Naughty depending on whether or not you want a Speed or Attack boost), since smacking Garchomp and Zygarde with Ice Beam is very important! I'd put Ice Beam over Brick Break, and Poison Jab over Lunge so you can smash through Tapu Bulu.
  10. I dont care

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    This is mine.

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    Solgaleo
    Ability: Full Metal Body
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Sunsteel Strike
    - Flare Blitz
    - Crunch
    - Zen Headbutt

    Gigalith
    Ability: Sand Stream
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
    Adamant Nature
    - Stealth Rock
    - Stone Edge
    - Earthquake
    - Explosion

    Mimikyu
    Ability: Disguise
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Swords Dance
    - Shadow Claw
    - Shadow Sneak
    - Play Rough

    Scizor
    Ability: Technician
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Swords Dance
    - Bullet Punch
    - Bug Bite
    - Brutal Swing

    Mandibuzz (F)
    Ability: Overcoat
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Foul Play
    - Toxic
    - Taunt
    - Roost

    Tapu Fini
    Ability: Misty Surge
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Scald
    - Moonblast
    - Ice Beam
    - Haze


    I doubt on mimikyu, i was thinking to put ninetales over it, but better have a ghost. It's always a good help against pheromosa and lunala thanks to shadow sneak.

    Maybe i have trouble against trick room with Slowbro
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2016
  11. cant say

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    Am I missing something? I feel like Extrasensory on Gigalith doesn't make sense.

    Apart from that the team looks ok. Thief on Scizor is slightly better purely because it has more PP. But I would use Roost there myself. How do you beat Celesteela though?
  12. I dont care

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    Ahahah, that used to be explosion. Sorry, with the phone it's really hard doing anything.

    Uhm, yeah roost sounds good too. I'll try it.
    Yeah celesteela it's another of my problems too. Solgaleo has flare blitz, but it's not enough. Someone told me to use bold xurkitree with hp ice. But right now i have no time for softresetting xurkitree. I tried it but, sometimes he has not bold nature, sometimes he has not hp ice. A nightmare.

    Maybe i can try arcanine. Intimidate looks good to stop pheromosa. Burn up is a good move to avoid having 3 ground weakness and he should work good to beat celesteela.
  13. Corrin

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    Solgaleo's Flare Blitz does a fair chunk of damage to it even if it's fully defensive.

    252 Atk Solgaleo Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 140-166 (68.6 - 81.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
    252 Atk Solgaleo Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 252 Def Celesteela: 112-132 (54.9 - 64.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

    But yeah, not the most reliable answer if your Solgaleo gets worn out...

    Anyways, unfortunately I haven't had time to play as much as I wanted to ( damn finals coming up ) but I did manage to put a team together and top the PS! ladder for a while there a couple of days ago ( probably dropped miserably by now ), so I'm just gonna leave it here for anybody who feels like trying it.

    Importable (open)

    Tapu Lele
    Ability: Psychic Surge
    Level: 50
    EVs: 68 HP / 4 Def / 248 SpA / 4 SpD / 184 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
    - Psychic
    - Moonblast
    - Hidden Power [Fire]
    - Psyshock

    Solgaleo
    Ability: Full Metal Body
    Level: 50
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
    Naive Nature
    - Zen Headbutt
    - Crunch
    - Sunsteel Strike
    - Flare Blitz

    Gigalith
    Ability: Sand Stream
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
    Adamant Nature
    - Explosion
    - Earthquake
    - Stone Edge
    - Stealth Rock

    Pelipper
    Ability: Drizzle
    Level: 50
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Hurricane
    - Hydro Pump
    - Ice Beam
    - Tailwind

    Greninja-Ash
    Ability: Battle Bond
    Level: 50
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Hydro Pump
    - Water Shuriken
    - Ice Beam
    - Dark Pulse

    Mimikyu
    Ability: Disguise
    Level: 50
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Swords Dance
    - Shadow Claw
    - Shadow Sneak
    - Play Rough



    Watch out for Tapu-Koko and Stall in general. Your best bet at breaking through stall is Ash-Greninja's Hydro Pump under rain, but god help you if there's a Blissey...
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2016
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  14. I dont care

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    Lol glad to see that Gigalith does not give problem just to me. Mine had extrasensory. Corrin's one has double earthquake.

    Anyway i have not idea how somebody go for use hp ice koko, since it's really hard softreset that guy.
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  15. KCN

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    Thanks to my relentless nagging of everyone (apologies) I have a team that's doing okay. I'd appreciate it if you guys good look over it and let me know of any holes or flaws you identify.

    Click for Team (open)

    Lunala
    Ability: Shadow Shield
    Level: 50
    EVs: 6 HP / 252 Def / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Calm Mind
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Moongeist Beam
    - Roost

    Celesteela
    Ability: Beast Boost
    Level: 50
    EVs: 248 HP / 80 Def / 180 SpD
    Sassy Nature
    - Leech Seed
    - Flamethrower
    - Protect
    - Heavy Slam

    Garchomp
    Ability: Rough Skin
    Level: 50
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
    Naive Nature
    - Earthquake
    - Draco Meteor
    - Poison Jab
    - Swords Dance

    Greninja (M)
    Ability: Battle Bond
    Level: 50
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Hydro Pump
    - Dark Pulse
    - Ice Beam
    - Grass Knot

    Tapu Koko
    Ability: Electric Surge
    Level: 50
    EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Naive Nature
    - Thunderbolt
    - Dazzling Gleam
    - Brave Bird
    - U-turn

    Muk-Alola
    Ability: Poison Touch
    Level: 50
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk
    Adamant Nature
    - Crunch
    - Gunk Shot
    - Brick Break
    - Shadow Sneak
  16. I dont care

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    Maybe i'll go for marowak-a over mimikyu. Tapu koko is a big threat
  17. Corrin

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    Lol that's actually a mistake, it was supposed to have Explosion. I've corrected it and thanks for pointing it out.

    What are you running Grass Knot on your Greninja for? Mega Gyarados?
  18. KCN

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    Gastrodon, other Greninja
  19. TerminusEdge

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    I think my team is coming along okay-ish, considering I'm basically a novice at real team-building.

    Team WIP (open)

    Gigalith
    Ability: Sand Stream
    252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
    Brave Nature
    - Stone Edge
    - Earthquake
    - Stealth Rock
    - Explosion

    Magearna
    Ability: Soul-Heart
    252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
    Modest/Quiet Nature
    - Fleur Cannon / Dazzling Gleam
    - Flash Cannon / Ice Beam / Thunderbolt / Shadow Ball / Energy Ball
    - Flash Cannon / Ice Beam / Thunderbolt / Shadow Ball / Energy Ball
    - Trick Room

    Mandibuzz
    Ability: Overcoat
    252 HP / 244 SpD / 12 Spe
    Calm Nature
    - Foul Play
    - Snarl
    - Taunt
    - Roost

    Garchomp
    Ability: Rough Skin
    252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 SpD
    Jolly Nature
    - Earthquake
    - Poison Jab
    - Crunch
    - Stone Edge

    Clefable
    Ability: Unaware
    252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
    Bold Nature
    - Moonblast
    - Flamethrower
    - Calm Mind
    - Wish / Moonlight


    I don't know what else I could/should run, and I'm not sure what gives Magearna the best coverage.
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  21. I dont care

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    Yeah lol. I spent something like 45 minutes to understand how i should do.
  22. ArtezzaMagnus

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    Really glad it doesn't force you to set a team upon registration. Haven't quite had the time to get a team together due to work, no BP either so I'm kind of glad items aren't allowed.
  23. I dont care

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    Damn it all, just now i know that mandibuzz can learn foul play as egg move. I was sure that it was a normal level move.

    Sh!t I trained the wrong mandibuzz all the time
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    How can Scizor study Bug Bite ?
  25. I dont care

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    He can't. It was my bad.
    Right now i'm using roost or iron head (tapu lele), i have to choice one. Somebody told me even x-scissor, but i don't know..

    About Marowak-a. Is it worth it without thick club? I need it for Koko, but it's ok the standard set, or should i run something else?

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