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Bouffalant (Analysis)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by SuperJOCKE, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. SuperJOCKE

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    Bouffalant

    [Overview]

    <p>Bouffalant fares better in RU than any of the above tiers. A high base 110 Attack stat, and access to Reckless and a great signature move in Head Charge that is boosted by said ability turn it into quite the hard hitter; combine this with Swords Dance and there are almost no defensive Pokemon that can stand up to it. But that's not all; Bouffalant can take weaker hits with ease thanks to its decent bulk, and with Sap Sipper, it receives a welcomed immunity to Grass-type moves, including Leech Seed and Sleep Powder, receiving an Attack boost when hit by them. Unfortunately, Bouffalant's low Speed stat and weakness to Fighting-type moves hold it back a bit, making it easy to check. However, with its high stats, great abilities, and moves to take advantage of them, Bouffalant is a dangerous offensive threat that shouldn't be taken lightly.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Head Charge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Megahorn
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Reckless
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Choice Band won't make Bouffalant hit as hard as with Swords Dance, it saves Bouffalant the trouble of setting up. However, it should be noted that Bouffalant still 2HKOes most defensive Pokemon in the tier, such as Tangrowth, Gligar, and Mandibuzz. Earthquake hits what Head Charge can't, namely Rock- and Steel-types such as Omastar, Aggron, and Steelix. Stone Edge hits Flying-types such as Mandibuzz slightly harder than Head Charge, while Megahorn swiftly brings walls such as Claydol and Tangrowth down, dealing slightly more damage to the mentioned Pokemon than Head Charge.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Pursuit is an option if you want Bouffalant itself to be able to hit Ghost-types. An alternate EV spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def is usable to make Bouffalant bulkier, allowing it to take hits easier, though maximum Speed is used on the given EV spread to outrun walls such as Gligar and Quilfish. Rapid Spin support is really useful for Bouffalant, as it's going to switch around a lot. In this regard, Claydol is the best choice to pair with Bouffalant, also resisting the Fighting-type moves that Bouffalant is weak to. It's also best to remove Ghost-type Pokemon before sending Bouffalant in, as they are immune to Head Charge. Honchkrow and Krookodile make great partners, easily disposing of Ghost-types with their STAB Dark-type moves. Fighting-types are also a huge problem for Bouffalant, disposing of it easily with their STAB attacks. For this reason, Psychic- and Flying-type Pokemon such as Gallade and Moltres pair well with Bouffalant, as they can easily dispose of those Fighting-types.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Head Charge / Return
    move 3: Earthquake
    move 4: Taunt / Stone Edge / Megahorn
    item: Lum Berry / Leftovers
    ability: Reckless / Sap Sipper
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>The effectiveness of this set lies in the fact thatSwords Dance coupled with Reckless and Head Charge will easily break through the most defensive Pokemon in RU, 2HKOing them at worst. Earthquake nicely covers Rock- and Steel-types such as Aggron and Steelix, which Bouffalant can't touch otherwise. The fourth depends solely on what you want Bouffalant to do. Taunt helps in crippling most walls, as it will prevent them from using any status move that may cripple Bouffalant in any way. However, Stone Edge and Megahorn are useful as well for the additional coverage they provide, hitting as they hit Flying-, Grass-, and Psychic-types such as Mandibuzz, Tangrowth, and Claydol slightly harder than Head Charge.</p>

    <p>Sap Sipper can also be used over Reckless to give Bouffalant a useful immunity to Grass-type moves, especially Leech Seed and Sleep Powder. Bouffalant will also receive a nice boost to its Attack stat if hit by Grass-type move, and when coupled with a Swords Dance boost, this will make it hit really hard. Return can be used over Head Charge if you opt for Sap Sipper, to avoid the recoil damage. With Sap Sipper, Bouffalant is also able to put a stop to Lilligant, which can be hard to take out otherwise.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Lum Berry is the preferred item, as it will keep Bouffalant safe from crippling status, but Leftovers is still useful as it extends Bouffalant's longevity. Note that the EV spread can also be changed to 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def to make Bouffalant more bulky. As with any sweeper, entry hazards support is highly appreciated to ease up a few KOs. Claydol and Scolipede are good choices to set these up, as they also help Bouffalant in taking Fighting-type moves with their high Defense stats and resistances. Uxie is also a good choice: it can provide dual screens support and set up Stealth Rock while also resisting Fighting-type moves. Ghost-type Pokemon such as Cofagrigus can put a stop to Bouffalant and thus need to be removed before Bouffalant can sweep. Honchkrow and Krookodile are the best choices for Pokemon to take care of them, with their great Attack stats and powerful Dark-type STAB. Since Fighting-type Pokemon such as Medicham are huge threats, Pokemon such as Scyther and Moltres make good partners for deal with them. Bouffalant can also be used on a Trick Room team by using a Brave nature and 0 Speed IVs.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Bouffalant's other options are rather few. Retaliate doubles in power when a teammate has fainted, but its use is rather situational. Wild Charge can be used as an additional coverage option too, as it is boosted by Reckless and hits Water- and Flying-types for super effective damage. It should be noted that it only does more damage than a neutral Head Charge if it's 4x super effective; however, Wild Charge is Bouffalant's most powerful move against Kabutops and Omastar. Iron Head and Poison Jab are two more attacking moves which Bouffalant has access to, but they are outclassed by Earthquake and Megahorn in terms of coverage. Rock Slide can be used over Stone Edge for its superior accuracy, but it will miss out on 2HKOing Mandibuzz. With Bouffalant's bulk, it can make use of Toxic, Sunny Day, and Rain Dance to support its team, but such roles are better left to other Pokemon such as Uxie. Rest is also an option for a recovery move, but Bouffalant will then be left as a sitting duck for two turns.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The best way to counter Bouffalant is to send out a faster Pokemon when one of your Pokemon has fainted or when Bouffalant is setting up. Medicham and Hitmonlee are both faster and OHKO with Hi Jump Kick. Gligar walls Choice Band Bouffalant all day long with its huge Defense stat and Roost. It also has access to Toxic, easily wearing Bouffalant down. Unaware Quagsire is a pain for any Bouffalant, as it ignores Bouffalant's stat boosts and has access to Recover to keep itself healthy, fearing only Taunt. Ghost-types also make a good job of taking care of Bouffalant, being immune to Head Charge. Cofagrigus and Dusknoir pack Will-O-Wisp and huge Defense stats to bring Bouffalant down with.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Bouffalant receives Soundproof from the Dream World, which is pretty useless; Taunt already blocks Roar, and there aren't any notable users of Bug Buzz present in RU either. Use Reckless or Sap Sipper—they are much better abilities.</p>
  2. Fried Rhys

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    Choice Band should be the first set. Bouffalant is better at coming in and spamming Head Charge to break walls than it is as sweeping. Both sets should also have max speed. With max speed Bouffalant outruns most walls and several of its checks. Gligar, some Poliwrath, Qwilfish, etc. Mention the extra bulk from 252 HP in additional comments. Make these changes and I'll approve.
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    Ok, no problem.
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    Liligant is an absolute fiend in RU so the that it is a rock solid counter when running sap sipper needs to be mentioned.
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    I don't exactly understand what you're trying to say. Do you mean that Bouffalant counters Lilligant with Sap Sipper? I apologize.
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    Sorry for doubleposting, but added Gligar and Sableye to the Checks and Counters section. Just to let QC know.
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    Ya I mean that it counters Liligant with Sap Sipper and that considering that Liligant counters aren't exactly a dime a dozen (especially ones that aren't susceptible to Sleep Powder) it's worth mentioning.
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    Got ya. Mentioned.
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    Just asking, how does gligar wall bouffalant? choice band head charge 2HKO max / max+ evolite gligar and you outspeed it.


    Edit: below post, my misake
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    Not really. It recovers all the damage done with Roost each time. Bouffalant needs maximum damage output to KO it.
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    that's where the speed helps. ^^ If you outrun Gligar(and other bulky mons) it can't come in so easily. Though it still walls you if it doesn't come directly in.

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    Don't forget to mention Cofagrigus and Dusknoir in the counters section.

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    Oh, of course.

    Thanks guys.
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    ^Ahhhhh Clefable, OO is for stuff that you COULD use, but probably won't. Not everything there has to necesserily be a good idea. See: nearly every OO section for every NU Pokemon in Gen 4.

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    Yeah, exactly.

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    That's a little bit unfair, Wild Charge is his most powerful move against decently common RU mons like Kabutops, Archeops, Omastar, Dusknoir and Cofagrigus (although admittedly earthquake/stone edge are usually powerful enough and he isn't staying in on the ghosts anyway).
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    Ok, this is now written and ready for GP checks.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Bouffalant fares even better in RU than any of the above tiers. Bouffalant It has an base Attack of 110, access to Reckless, and a signature move in Head Charge that gets a power boost from said ability, which allows it to hit makes it hit really hard. Combine this with Swords Dance and there are almost no defensive Pokemon that can stand up to it. But that's not all it got for it; Bouffalant also has access to good defensive stats, as well as Sap Sipper. With base stats of 95 in all three defensive stats, Bouffalant can take weaker hits with ease, and with Sap Sipper, it receives a welcomed immunity to Grass-type moves, including Leech Seed and Sleep Powder, receiving an Attack boost in the process. But not all is good for it. Unfortunately, Bouffalant's low Speed stat and a weakness to the Fighting-type moves is holding holds it back a bit, and is often the cause if it falls in battle. However, with its great stats, great abilities, and moves to take advantage of them, Bouffalant is a dangerous offensive threat and it shouldn't be taken lightly.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Head Charge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Megahorn
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Reckless
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Choice Band won't make Bouffalant hit as hard as with Swords Dance, it saves Bouffalant the trouble of setting up. However, it should be noted that Bouffalant still 2HKOes most defensive Pokemon in the tier. too add some more content, maybe write about what Bouff can 2HKO with Head Charge Earthquake hits what Head Charge can't, mainly Rock- and Steel-types such as Omastar, Aggron, and Steelix. Stone Edge hits Flying-types such as Mandibuzz slightly harder than Head Charge, while and Megahorn hits Psychic- and Grass-types such as Claydol and Tangrowth slightly harder as well.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Pursuit is an option if you want Bouffalant itself to be able to hit Ghost-types itself. Also, an alternate EV spread 252 HP / 252 Attack / 4 Defense is usable to make Bouffalant bulkier, making allowing it to take hits easier. Rapid Spin support is really useful for Bouffalant,[comma] as it's going to switch around alot a lot. Claydol is the best choice to pair with Bouffalant, as it resists Fighting-type moves that Bouffalant is weak to. It's also best to remove Ghost-type Pokemon before sending Bouffalant, as they are immune to Head Charge. Honchkrow and Krookodile make great partners, easily disposing of Ghost-types with their STAB Dark-type moves. Fighting-type Pokemon are also a huge problem for Bouffalant. Psychic- and Flying-type Pokemon such as Moltres, Alakazam, and Gallade, and Moltres can easily dispose of those Fighting-types.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Head Charge / Return
    move 3: Earthquake
    move 4: Taunt / Stone Edge / Megahorn
    item: Lum Berry / Leftovers
    ability: Reckless / Sap Sipper
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Swords Dance coupled with Reckless and Head Charge will easily break through the most defensive Pokemon, 2HKOing them at worst. Earthquake nicely covers Rock- and Steel-types such as Aggron and Steelix, which Bouffalant can't touch otherwise. The fourth depends solely on what you want Bouffalant to do. Taunt helps in taking down most walls, as it will prevent them from using any status move that may cripple Bouffalant in any way. However, Stone Edge and Megahorn are useful as well, as they hit Flying-, Grass-, and Psychic-types such as Mandibuzz, Tangrowth, and Claydol slightly harder than Head Charge.</p>

    <p>Sap Sipper can also be used over Reckless to give Bouffalant an useful immunity Grass-type moves, especially Leech Seed and Sleep Powder. Bouffalant will also receive a nice boost to its Attack stat if hit by Grass-type move,[remove comma] and, when coupled with a Swords Dance boost,[comma] will make it hit really hard. Return can be used over Head Charge if you opt for Sap Sipper, to avoid the recoil damage. With Sap Sipper, Bouffalant is also able to put a stop to Lilligant, which can be hard to take out.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Lum Berry is the preferred preffered choice of item,[comma] as it will keep Bouffalant safe from criplling crippling status, while but Leftovers is still useful as it will keep Bouffalant alive longer. The EVs can be changed to 252 HP / 252 Attack / 4 Defense to make Bouffalant more bulky. Good support is appreciated and entry hazards helps help in taking down the opponents Pokemon. Claydol and Scolipede are good choices to set these up, as they also help Bouffalant in taking Fighting-type moves with their high Defense stats and resistances restiances. Claydol is able to set up Stealth Rock, while Scolipede can set up both Spikes and Toxic Spikes. Uxie is also a good choice: it can provide dual screen support and set up Stealth Rock, being able to provide screen support as well as setting up Stealth Rock. Being a Psychic-type like Claydol, Uxie also resists Fighting-type moves. Ghost-type Pokemon such as Cofagrigus can put a stop to Bouffalant and needs to be removed. Honchkrow and Krookodile are is the choices Pokemon to take care of them, with their great Attack stats and Dark-type STAB moves such as Pursuit. Since Fighting-type Pokemon such as Medicham are huge threats,[comma, remove period=>]. good partners are Scyther Schyther, Moltres, and Alakazam are all great choices to deal with them Fighting-types. Bouffalant can also be used on a Trick Room team by using a Brave nature and 0 Speed EVs and IVs.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Bouffalant's other options are rather few. Retaliate is an option,[comma] as it doubles in power when a teammate has fainted. Wild Charge is a viable option, hitting Water- and Flying-types for super effective damage, while also gets receiving a boost from Reckless. It should be noted that it only does more damage than a neutral Head Charge if it's 4x super effective; however, Wild Charge is Bouffalant's most powerful move against Kabutops and Omastar. Iron Head and Poison Jab are two more options Bouffalant has access to, but they are outclassed by Earthquake and Megahorn in terms of coverage what they hit. Rock Slide is an more reliable option over Stone Edge, but it will miss out on 2HKOing Mandibuzz. With its Bouffalant's bulk, it can make use of Toxic, Sunny Day, and Rain Dance to support its team, but such roles are it's better left to other Pokemon such as Uxie. Rest is also an option for a recovery move.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The best way to counter Bouffalant is to send out a faster Pokemon when one of your Pokemon has fainted or when Bouffalant is setting up. Medicham and Hitmonlee are both faster and hits hit really hard with Hi Jump Kick. Alakazam also outspeeds Bouffalant and hits hard with Focus Blast. It can also OHKO Bouffalant with a Life Orb boosted Psychic if it has suffered prior damage. Gligar walls Choice Band Bouffalant all day long with its huge Defense stat and Roost. It also has access Toxic, easily wearing the bull it down. Unaware Quagsire is a pain for any Bouffalant, as it ignores Bouffalant's stat boosts and has access to Recover to keep itself healthy. However, Taunt hinders it. Ghost-types also make a good job taking care of Bouffalant, being immune to Head Charge. Sableye can Taunt Bouffalant before it can Taunt Sableye. Furthermore, Sableye also has access to Will-O-Wisp and Recover, easily taking hits from Bouffalant. Cofagrigus and Dusknoir also has have acces to Will-O-Wisp and has have huge Defense stats.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Bouffalant gets Soundproof as its Dream World ability. Soundproof is a rather useless ability on Bouffalant. Reckless makes it a powerhouse, while Sap Sipper gives Bouffalant an immunity to Grass-type moves, including the most common sleep inducing move. Soundproof does block Roar and other sound based moves, but Taunt already covers Roar, while and the most notable users of Bug Buzz aren't present in the tier.</p>


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    Yeah, I was. Been working all day y'know.

    Thanks for the check.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Bouffalant fares better in RU than any of the above tiers. It has a base Attack stat of 110, Reckless, and a signature move in Head Charge that gets a power boost from said ability, which allows it to hit really hard A high base 110 Attack stat, and access to Reckless and a great signature move in Head Charge that is boosted by said ability turn it into quite the hard hitter; combine this with Swords Dance, and there are almost no defensive Pokemon that can stand up to it. But that's not all; Bouffalant also has access to good defensive stats, as well as Sap Sipper. With base stats of 95 in all three defensive stats, Bouffalant can take weaker hits with ease thanks to its decent bulk, and with Sap Sipper, it receives a welcomed immunity to Grass-type moves, including Leech Seed and Sleep Powder, receiving and an Attack boost in the process when it switches into them. Unfortunately, Bouffalant's low Speed stat and a weakness to Fighting-type moves hold it back a bit, and is often the cause if it falls in battle making it easy to check. However, with its (I changed it to ''high'' to avoid repetition of the adjective ''great'') great high stats, great abilities, and moves to take advantage of them, Bouffalant is a dangerous offensive threat and it that shouldn't be taken lightly.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Head Charge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Megahorn
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Reckless
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Choice Band won't make Bouffalant hit as hard as with Swords Dance, it saves Bouffalant the trouble of setting up. However, it should be noted that Bouffalant still 2HKOes most defensive Pokemon in the tier, such as Tangrowth, Gligar, and Mandibuzz. Earthquake hits what Head Charge can't, mainly namely Rock- and Steel-types such as Omastar, Aggron, and Steelix. Stone Edge hits Flying-types such as Mandibuzz slightly harder than Head Charge, and while Megahorn hits Psychic- and Grass-types swiftly brings walls such as Claydol and Tangrowth down, dealing slightly more damage to the mentioned Pokemon than Head Charge slightly harder as well.</p> (Ok, so this section is mainly ''x hits abc threats hard.'' Have some variety in your writing - maybe you could mention how this set plays with Head Charge etc)

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Pursuit is an option if you want Bouffalant itself to be able to hit Ghost-types. Also, An alternate EV spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def is also usable to make Bouffalant bulkier, allowing it to take hits easier, though maximum Speed is used on the given EV spread to outrun walls such as Gligar and Quilfish. Rapid Spin support is really useful for Bouffalant, as it's going to switch around a lot. In this regard, Claydol is the best choice to pair with Bouffalant, as it also resisting the Fighting-type moves that Bouffalant is weak to. It's also best to remove Ghost-type Pokemon before sending Bouffalant in, as they are immune to Head Charge. Honchkrow and Krookodile make great partners, easily disposing of Ghost-types with their STAB Dark-type moves. Fighting-types Pokemon are also a huge problem for Bouffalant, disposing of it easily with their STAB attacks. For this reason, Psychic- and Flying-type Pokemon such as Alakazam, Gallade, and Moltres pair well with Bouffalant, as they can easily dispose of those Fighting-types.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Head Charge / Return
    move 3: Earthquake
    move 4: Taunt / Stone Edge / Megahorn
    item: Lum Berry / Leftovers
    ability: Reckless / Sap Sipper
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>The effectiveness of this set lies in the fact that Swords Dance coupled with Reckless and Head Charge will easily break through even the most defensive Pokemon in RU, 2HKOing them at worst. Earthquake nicely covers Rock- and Steel-types such as Aggron and Steelix, which Bouffalant can't touch otherwise. The fourth moveslot depends solely on what you want Bouffalant to do. Taunt helps in taking down crippling most walls, as it will prevent them from using any status move that may cripple Bouffalant in any way. However, Stone Edge and Megahorn are useful as well for the additional coverage they provide, as they hitting Flying-, Grass-, and Psychic-types such as Mandibuzz, Tangrowth, and Claydol slightly harder than Head Charge.</p>

    <p>Sap Sipper can also be used over Reckless to give Bouffalant an useful immunity to Grass-type moves, especially Leech Seed and Sleep Powder. Bouffalant will also receive a nice boost to its Attack stat if hit by Grass-type move, and when coupled with a Swords Dance boost, this will make it hit really hard. Return can be used over Head Charge if you opt for Sap Sipper, to avoid the recoil damage. With Sap Sipper, Bouffalant is also able to put a stop to Lilligant, which can be hard to take out otherwise.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Lum Berry is the preferred item, as it will keep Bouffalant safe from crippling status, but Leftovers is still useful as it will keep Bouffalant alive longer extends Bouffalant's longevity. Note that the EV spread can also be changed to 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def to make Bouffalant more bulky. Good support is appreciated and entry hazards help in taking down the opponents Pokemon As with any sweeper, entry hazards support is highly appreciated to ease up a few KOs. Claydol and Scolipede are good choices to set these up, as they also help Bouffalant in taking Fighting-type moves with their high Defense stats and resistances. Claydol is able to set up Stealth Rock, while Scolipede can set up both Spikes and Toxic Spikes. (It is enough if you mention that they set up entry hazards - the reader can figure out for himself what hazards they set up) Uxie is also a good choice: it can provide dual screens support and set up Stealth Rock while also resisting Fighting-type moves. Being a Psychic-type like Claydol, Uxie also resists Fighting-type moves. Ghost-type Pokemon such as Cofagrigus can put a stop to Bouffalant and thus need to be removed before Bouffalant can sweep. Honchkrow and Krookodile are the best choices of for Pokemon to take care of them, with their great Attack stats and powerful Dark-type STAB moves such as Pursuit. Since Fighting-type Pokemon such as Medicham are huge threats, good partners are Scyther, Moltres, and Alakazam make good partners for to deal with them. Bouffalant can also be used on a Trick Room team by using a Brave nature and 0 Speed EVs and IVs.</p> (it is obvious that you wouldn't invest EVs in Speed)

    [Other Options]

    <p>Bouffalant's other options are rather few. Retaliate is an option, as it doubles in power when a teammate has fainted, but its use is rather situational. Wild Charge is a viable option, hitting Water- and Flying-types for super effective damage, while also receiving a boost from Reckless can be used as an additional coverage option too, as it is boosted by Reckless and hits Water- and Flying-types for super effective damage. It should be noted that it only does more damage than a neutral Head Charge if it's 4x super effective; however, Wild Charge is Bouffalant's most powerful move against Kabutops and Omastar. Iron Head and Poison Jab are two more options attacking moves whichBouffalant has access to, but they are outclassed by Earthquake and Megahorn in terms of coverage. Rock Slide is an more reliable option can be used over Stone Edge for its superior accuracy, but it will miss out on 2HKOing Mandibuzz. With Bouffalant's bulk, it can make use of Toxic, Sunny Day, and Rain Dance to support its team, but such roles are better left to other Pokemon such as Uxie. Rest is also an option for a recovery move, but Bouffalant will then be left as a sitting duck for two turns.</p> (just saying, but you tend to overuse the word ''option'' in this section)

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The best way to counter Bouffalant is to send out a faster Pokemon when one of your Pokemon has fainted or when Bouffalant is setting up. Medicham and Hitmonlee are both faster and hit really hard OHKOwith Hi Jump Kick. Alakazam also outspeeds Bouffalant and hits hard with Focus Blast. It can OHKO Bouffalant with a Life Orb boosted Psychic if it has suffered prior damage. (banhammer'd) Gligar walls Choice Band Bouffalant all day long with its huge Defense stat and Roost. It also has access to Toxic, easily wearing Bouffalant down. Unaware Quagsire is a pain for any Bouffalant, as it ignores Bouffalant's stat boosts and has access to Recover to keep itself healthy, fearing only Taunt. Taunt hinders it. Ghost-types also make a good job of taking care of Bouffalant, being immune to Head Charge. Prankster Sableye in particular stops Bouffalant from setting up with a priority Taunt, and has access to Will-O-Wisp and Recover to wear Bouffalant down, making an excellent check. can Taunt Bouffalant before it can Taunt Sableye. Furthermore, Sableye has access to Will-O-Wisp and Recover, easily taking hits from Bouffalant. Cofagrigus and Dusknoir also have acess to too pack Will-O-Wisp and have huge Defense stats to bring Bouffalant with.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Bouffalant gets Soundproof as its Dream World ability. Soundproof is rather useless ability on Bouffalant. Reckless makes it a powerhouse, while Sap Sipper gives Bouffalant an immunity to Grass-type moves, including the most common sleep inducing move. Soundproof does block Roar and other sound based moves, but Taunt already covers Roar, and the most notable users of Bug Buzz aren't present in the tier. Bouffalant receives Soundproof from the Dream World, which is pretty useless; Taunt already blocks Roar, and there aren't any notable users of Bug Buzz present in RU either. Use Reckless or Sap Sipper—they are much better abilities.</p> (I concised this section - there is simply no reason to explain how Reckless and Sap Sipper are better abilities all over again)


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