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Choice Band/Lure Hydreigon

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by epikkyogre78, May 3, 2013.

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  1. epikkyogre78

    epikkyogre78 Banned deucer.

    Apr 9, 2013
    *Note that this is only a single set.*


    Hydreigon [Choice Band/Lure]
    Item:Choice Band
    Nature: Adamant
    EV Spread:252Atk/252Spd/4HP

    "Unlike some of its other sets, which focus on either sweeping the opponent's team or revenge killing, this set aims to surprise its usual counters by hitting hard with powerful physical attacks, while paving the way for a teammate to sweep. In fact, you'd be surprised at just how hard Hydreigon can hit with a Choice Band. Don't believe me? Here are just a FEW of the damage calculations.
    Superpower VS. Specially Defensive 248/0 Heatran=91.42-108.05%
    Superpower VS. Standard 252/88+ Ferrothorn=70.45-83.52%
    Superpower VS. 252/252+ Blissey=93.83-110.64%
    Crunch VS. Latias 252/0=112.08-131.86%
    This set is sure catch your opponent off guard and can often act as a lure for Ferrothorn and the pink blobs, thus opening a hole in your opponents team for other team members to take advantage of. Just remember that this variant is more of a team supporter than a sweeper, and, if you play it right, you will achieve great results."
    A Choice Band with the Adamant nature along with maximum attack and speed is to outspeed as many Pokémon as it can, and to hit as hard as it can.
    Levitate is chosen as the ability because it's the only ability Hydreigon can learn!
    Dual Chop or Dragon Claw can always replace Outrage if you hate being locked into one move for the next 2-3 turns, but the power drop is noticeable. Other than that, Hydreigon has a decent physical movepool to investigate; however, you're better off sticking with the given moves.
    As far as team members go, pretty much any special attacker is a good teammate for Hydreigon, as Hydreigon can lure in special walls and OHKO or 2HKO them on the switch, paving the way for your teammate.
    Once you find out its set, dedicated physical walls like Skarmory and Hippowdon can easily wall it. Hydreigon is also weak to Mach Punch and Ice Shard, meaning that priority is often a reliable way of dealing with it, or simply revenge killing it. Other dragons like Salamence, Garchomp, or Latios can comfortably revenge kill Hydreigon, although they can't exactly switch into an Outrage.
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