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Claydol Analysis [GP 0/2]

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by MysticClaydol, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. MysticClaydol

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    Claydol

    QC Approved : PK Gaming, Sunch and Oglemi
    GP Approved :

    [Overview]

    • One of the best Leds in 4th Gen back for another round in the new UU
    • Ground / Psychic typing giving it weaknesses to common attacking types like Grass, Water and Dark
    • Resistance to Stealth Rock and immunity to Spikes and Toxic Spikes due to Levitate.
    • Access to a range of support moves like Stealth Rock, Rapid Spin, Dual Screens and Trick Room.
    • Solid defensive stats of 60/105/120
    • Poor offensive stats of 70
    • Outclassed by other spinners that are more powerful like Blastoise or the Hitmons.

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Rapid Spin
    move 3: Earthquake / Earth Power
    move 4: Ice Beam / Toxic
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Relaxed / Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • Effective user of Stealth Rock and Rapid Spin
    • Earthquake and Ice Beam give it a nice offensive presence
    • Earth Power could be used with Ice Beam and a Bold nature for no drop in speed but you get walled by Registeel and Chansey
    • Toxic can be used with Earthquake or Earth Power to deal with Chansey and spread status
    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • Stealth Rock or Rapid Spin could be removed to have both Ice Beam and Toxic.
    • Special Defensive EVs
    • Impish nature
    • Psychic / Zen Headbutt
    • Teammates: Zapdos or Moltres for offensive threats, Electivire or Heracross for defensive threats.

    [SET]
    name: Dual Screens
    move 1: Reflect
    move 2: Light Screen
    move 3: Earthquake / Psychic
    move 4: Ice Beam
    item: Light Clay
    nature: Relaxed / Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • Can set up both screens
    • Earthquake or Psychic to help against taunt.
    • Ice Beam for coverage

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • Explosion
    • Leftovers
    • Max Speed / Max HP
    • Teammates: Zapdos or Moltres for offensive threats, Electivire or Heracross for defensive threats.

    [Other Options]
    • Trick
    • Cosmic Power / Stored Power
    • Stone Edge / Rock Slide
    • Weather
    • Shadow Ball
    • Rock Polish
    • Psyshock
    • Psych Up
    • Gravity
    • Calm Mind
    • Charge Beam

    [Checks and Counters]
    • Houndoom, Heracross, Roserade offensively
    • Chansey, Registeel and Milotic defensively
  2. breh

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    The first thing you have to mention in the overview is that while it can spin, its offenses are awful in comaprison to the other spinners. Blastoise gets Hydro Pump/Scald, Hitmons get CC/HJK, and Donpan gets EQ off of base 120 attack. The best this gets is EQ off of 70 base attack.

    WTF is explosion doing on a poke with 70 base offenses and no attack?

    Trick Room on Claydol seems like a bad idea since it has very little offensive presence.
  3. MysticClaydol

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    Don't mention teammates in the counters section. (They're mentioned in AC)

    QC APPROVED (1/3)
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    QC 3/3

    also it's SpD not SpDef
  7. Paradoxus

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    Yeah this was taken over... too lazy to find the link.

    Chou edit: Claydol was taken over by superjocke

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