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Common Leads

Discussion in 'Pokémetrics' started by X-Act, May 4, 2009.

  1. blasphemy1

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    Exactly, however, newer players should realize that Gliscor can pass the same boosts, has access to Taunt, and is much sturdier.

    Luckily, Ninjask typically passes to something it shares a weakness to, so if you can predict which recipient they are passing to, you can hit them SE. Salamence, Gyarados, and Ninjask are weak to rock. Tyranitar and Ninjask are destroyed by Bullet Punch. Metagross is weak to fire. Marowak is weak to ice. Unfortunately, if you mispredict and use a rock move, the latter two could come in and rape you. Still, just pressing the point that most teams can beat Jask passes without a pseudo-hazer.
  2. A.P.

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    Thankfully, you don't need the same mindgames against Gligar in UU. Bring in an Electric user (Shaymin works too), and predict the Bibarel switch, and OHKO it.
  3. Forsety

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    No surprises on the standard leads.

    However two leads in UU strikes me as odd, Nidoqueen seems to be an odd lead since you'd be giving away one of your best defensive players very early. Steelix too, what the hell is it going to do? SR and blow up? The others make sense though.
  4. Xaqwais

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    Well, Nidoqueen can set up entry hazards very easily. Steelix gets SR up quick and can actually threaten Crobat with Gyro Ball.
  5. nickoboy1992

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    Yea but it is outclassed IMO by the likes of alakazam who is faster and can do a crapload of damage with psychic as well and to top it all off it is faster. Idk how no one knows this yet and it seems like im the first person to use it. and the gengars that you talk about, they get killed by psychic unless you are running suckerpunch in which case ill accept the defeat to a wierd set.
  6. Amphetamines

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    No one really runs TrickScarf Alakazam EVER, so I don't think it would be considered "Outclassed". Alakazam has a poor STAB attack (Psychic, easily trapped by T-Tar), and is very frail. Gengar doesn't loose a lot of speed compared to Alakzam, and has a much better STAB move and movepool.
  7. Xaqwais

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    Also, after Gengar uses it's Sash, it can still either Explode or Destiny Bond, taking another Pokemon out. It may not be "better" but it still has it's benefits.

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