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Eelektross(QC 2/2 GP 2/2)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Biosci, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Biosci

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    [Overview]

    <p>Eelektross was one of the more popular VGC 2011 Pokemon, and it returns in the VGC 2012 metagame to reclaim this fame. It isn't hard to see why Eelektross was so popular; thanks to its ability, Levitate, Eelektross is immune to Ground-type attacks, meaning that it has no weaknesses. This means that Eelektross can partner up with a Ground-type Pokemon to form the "DisQuake" combo. However, Eelektross is separated from other Electric-types not only because of its ability, but because of its great offensive stats. With base 115 Attack and 105 Special Attack, Eelektross is very unpredictable when it comes to what set it may have. It also has a great offensive movepool with physical attacks such as Acrobatics, Crunch, and Brick Break, and an even better special movepool with Flamethrower, Discharge, Hidden Power Ice, and Grass Knot, making Eelektross that much harder to predict. To make Eelektross even more intimidating, it has 85 / 80 / 80 defenses, which aren't bad when one considers that Eelektross has no weaknesses. However, that’s just about as good as Eelektross gets, as with only base 50 Speed, it finds it hard to use its offensive presence on the field. Trick Room fixes this to an extent, though it’s hard to rely on Trick Room alone for Eelektross to outspeed faster Pokemon. Moreover, thanks to Pokemon such as Zapdos being allowed in VGC 2012, Eelektross looks to be outclassed, as Zapdos and even Thundurus are faster and stronger on the special side, meaning that both are stronger competitive threats. However, don't underestimate the eel—it's beating the ground in anticipation of a fight.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special
    move 1: Thunderbolt / Discharge
    move 2: Flamethrower
    move 3: Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Protect / Grass Knot
    item: Sitrus Berry
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to the overall coverage this set provides, it's easy for Eelektross to nail common VGC 2012 threats hard. STAB Thunderbolt coming off base 105 Special Attack is nothing to laugh at, and it hits key Pokemon in VGC 2012, such as Politoed and Suicune, hard. Alternatively, Discharge can be used if Eelektross is being partnered with a Ground-type Pokemon or a Telepathy partner, as it is a great spread move thanks to a 30% paralysis rate, potentially crippling Pokemon for the match. Flamethrower gives Eelektross much-needed coverage, as it allows it to hit the Grass-type Pokemon that resist Electric-type attacks, such as Amoonguss; it also nails Steel- and Ice-type Pokemon such as Scizor, Metagross, and Abomasnow. Hidden Power Ice is to make sure Dragon-type Pokemon, such as Haxorus and Garchomp, don't completely wall Eelektross, as well as retaining coverage against Ground-type Pokemon. Finally, Protect ensures that Eelektross won't take unnecessary damage, while Grass Knot can be used to hit heavy Pokemon such as Tyranitar.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are obvious, giving Eelektross maximum overall bulk as well as maximum attacking strength, making it a decent tank as well. An EV spread of 160 HP / 252 SpA / 96 Spe can be used to outspeed 0 Spe Jellicent and Tyranitar, giving Eelektross the opportunity to KO with Thunderbolt on Jellicent or Grass Knot on Tyranitar. However, Eelektross loses some much-needed bulk, so you need to take that into consideration when deciding on the EV spread. A Speed IV of 0 in tandem with a Quiet nature can make Eelektross an excellent Trick Room abuser coming off of a base Speed of 50. Sitrus Berry is the preferred item, allowing Eelektross gain lost HP mid-battle. A Modest nature helps Eelektross hit as hard as possible.</p>

    <p>Eelektross doesn't have perfect coverage, walled by threats such as Rotom-H and Tyranitar (if lacking Grass Knot); to solve this issue, Eelektross can be paired with Pokemon such as Terrakion, Landorus, and Garchomp, who can defeat those two Pokemon. Garchomp and Landorus are especially good, as they can also allow Eelektross to fire off Discharge at will. Water- and Ground-types such as Gastrodon and Swampert are great assets, providing added coverage, easy Discharge use thanks to typing, and support to Eelektross in the form of Storm Drain and Wide Guard, respectively. Since Eelektross is painfully slow, Pokemon such as Togekiss, Tornadus, and Thundurus make great partners with support moves such as Tailwind or Thunder Wave to help Eelektross outrun more of the threats on the field. Togekiss is especially good as it can provide Follow Me support.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physical
    move 1: Wild Charge
    move 2: Acrobatics
    move 3: Brick Break / Dragon Claw
    move 4: Protect
    item: Flying Gem
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set was fairly well-known in VGC 2011 and widely effective; in this VGC season, however, with almost every other Pokemon to choose from, it can be done better by so many other Pokemon, such as Tyranitar and Scizor. However, that doesn't mean this set is bad at all. Eelektross's most powerful STAB move is Wild Charge, dealing heavy damage with the only drawback being recoil. Flying Gem Acrobatics is an excellent combination that hits extremely hard against Pokemon that are weak to it. Brick Break allows Eelektross to gain coverage on more Pokemon, including Tyranitar and Terrakion. Dragon Claw could also be used instead for coverage against Dragon-type Pokemon such as Garchomp and Salamence. Protect is a standard go-to move for VGC.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread maximizes bulk on Eelektross as well as keeping Eelektross's damage output at a maximum with an Adamant nature. Like the special set, an alternative EV spread of 160 HP / 252 Atk / 96 Spe can be used to outspeed Pokemon such as 0 Spe Tyranitar and Jellicent. A Flying Gem is used in conjunction with Acrobatics to be used as a one-time shot to put dents in a variety of Pokemon. 0 Speed IVs, in conjunction with a Brave nature, can be used to allow Eelektross to function well under the influence of Trick Room.</p>

    <p>Bulky Rock- and Ground-types can easily take a Brick Break from Eelektross and some can even prevent the use of Wild Charge, such as Rhyperior or Marowak. To help with this, Eelektross can pair up with Water- and Ground-types such as Swampert and Gastrodon, who can use both of their STAB moves to get easy KOs on Rock- and Ground-types. Both can also pair with Eelektross to fire off Earthquakes at will thanks to Levitate. Grass-type Pokemon such as Venusaur and Ludicolo are also nice to have if your team abuses weather, as both can be very useful at taking out slow, bulky Rock- and Ground-types. Since Eelektross is painfully slow, Tailwind and Thunder Wave support are nice to have to help Eelektross outspeed and wreck the opposition.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Eelektross has decent base stats in each of its attacking areas to pull off a mixed set and have phenomenal coverage when doing so. However, using a mixed set limits Eelektross's available investment, which can be a huge turnoff. Choice Specs can be used to allow Eelektross to hit many of its normal counters quite hard. However, the use of Choice Specs means that Eelektross is outsped by many common threats, and having to deal with being locked into a non-spread attack can be very game-breaking if not played right. Rock Slide can be used on a physical set, but with lack of STAB and the weakening of spread moves, it can be very weak and underwhelming. Crunch can be used on a physical set as well, hitting Ghost- and Psychic-types—especially Chandelure and Cresselia—super effectively, who can otherwise annoy your team with Heat Wave or Icy Wind. Eelektross also has a vast majority of supporting moves that it can abuse such as Acid Spray, Light Screen, and Thunder Wave, but Eelektross is not as bulky nor fast enough to pull off a supporting set better than Pokemon such as Murkrow, Sableye, and Cresselia, who are all great supporters that easily outclass Eelektross. Charge Beam can be used to collect Special Attack boosts, but setting up in VGC is next to impossible in the face of a skilled opponent. U-turn and Volt Switch can be used on attacking sets for easy switching, but can be flat-out wasted if the opponent Protects that turn, making more offensive options a better choice over wasting a slot for these kinds of moves. On a special set that is used on a rain team, Thunder can be used over Thunderbolt or Discharge for a stronger single-target hit attack.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The Special set is walled fairly easily by Rotom-H and bulky Rock- and Ground-types such as Tyranitar and Swampert, especially without Grass Knot. In fact, most Pokemon that are bulky physical attackers can KO Eelektross with little effort due to Eelektross lacking a solid option for beating them. Haxorus is a notable counter to Eelektross, as Mold Breaker nullifies the Levitate immunity and it is able to OHKO even with non-STAB Earthquake coming from its monstrous base 147 Attack. Faster hard-hitting attackers are just overall threatening to Eelektross. Even with no weaknesses thanks to Levitate, it's still not the bulkiest Pokemon around. Some rare, but possible, things to ruin Eelektross's Ground-type immunity are Gravity, Cofagrigus and Mummy, and Gastro Acid. Though uncommon, these options will still remove one of Eelektross's biggest benefits.</p>
  2. TrollFreak

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    Ready for QC
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    Eelektross should beware a Cofagrigus switch-in, as Mummy will negate Levitate (even special sets, as Grass Knot is considered a contact move). Though I'm not sure how often you'll see the coffin in VGC2012.
  4. Biosci

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    Mention that Gastro Acid, Mummy ability, and Gravity ruin Levitate and can be make an easy target out of Eelektross

    edit: also mention a TR set in OO if not as one of the main sets
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    Not very common, but i'll add in C&C

    ok, this is just a little TOO specific don't you think, most common out of those 3 is Mummy, and Confagrigus isn't used as much, but w/e, i'll add in C&C

    and i mentioned a TR set in both ACs of the sets
  6. col49

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    Believe that's Amoonguss*, and I also am pretty sure he is neither a Steel nor an Ice type. Just thought I'd bring that up, nitpicky as it is
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    thanks, great find col :D

    EDIT- oh yea, added Mixed Set to OO
  8. Lucien Lachance

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    The physical set should really be the first on... Wild Charge is the better STAB move, Acrobatics is always nice. No mention of Dragon Claw?
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    OK, added in Dragon Claw, and imo the Special Set should stay in first, those moves are basically the same moves Zapdos runs, and we all know about Zapdos's great coverage
  10. Lucien Lachance

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    Then he's just like Zapdos. The only perk Eel has is no weaknesses, which isn't that big of a deal for Dos, and being slower. The physical set is different from Zapdos.
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    Cntrl+F'd Rock Slide, and I don't see it mentioned for usage at all.

    It's like one of the best damn moves you can use in VGC, at least give it an OO mention.
  12. Solace

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    the amount of damage it'd be doing is negligible even on pokemon hit super effectively by rock type moves

    without stab and with the decrease in power because of it being a spread move, it isn't worth eelektross's time considering most pokemon it's hitting with rock slide will be hit harder by its stab Wild Charge anyway.
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    You wanted my input on this, so here goes...

    I haven't played with Eel since VGC11, but I used a moveset of Wild Charge/Rock Slide/Acrobatics/Thunder Wave, and I never missed Protect. Don't be afraid to slash something in over Protect! I've found that people tend to overlook Eelectross for some reason, so it can just sit there and spam Thunder Wave and Rock Slide. This is kinda outdated and subjective, but just my 2 cents.
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    -Keep the special set first, in my experience the physical set is just too weak to be of much help; it was good in VGC 11 because Amoonguss was EVERYWHERE and Acrobatics wrecked it but it isn't so much now and Dragon Claw and Brick Break just don't hit enough hard enough to be really useful.

    -Unslash (deslash?) Choice Specs and put it in AC, one of the main drawing points of Eel is its bulk and without a Sitrus Berry it gets 2HKOed pretty easily, and while Specs may be powerful you'd probably only get to use it once before they realize what it is and double-target you.

    -solace (i refuse to call her quinn) did a pretty good job of explaining why Rock Slide (while being a very good move on Rock-types) is weak on Eelektross, a neutral Wild Charge hits harder. Mention it in OO but give those as reasons why it shouldn't be used.

    -lucariojr does make a good point in that you shouldn't be afraid to slash something over Protect but I don't think Crunch or Thunder Wave deserve to be put over it, Protect is just so insanely useful and there are better mons to utilize TWave (Zapdos, Thundurus), and unSTAB Crunch really isn't that great. Mention TWave in AC, though.

    -It's "Acrobatics"

    Pretty good analysis, get it written up QC 1 / 2
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    made all of the changes, thanks JRank
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    This is ready for GP I suppose, sorry for the wait TrollFreak :d
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    Just a quick note: You used 'like' over 'such as' a lot for listing Pokemon, you should change it. For example in the Checks and Counter section:
    Nice analysis! :)
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    Wild Charge hits both the mentioned Steel/Psychics much harder than Brick Break; the only utility Brick Break has against them is potentially breaking Screens. I wonder if a pure physical set should even be used and Flamethrower or HP Ice should go there (with Brave).
    Also, "outclass" is the wrong word here. Gross and Zong aren't competing for Eelektross's slot, they're fighting it.
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    Thanks for writing it Bio (Tho why the hell did you get rid of the animated spriet D:<) now for me to GP it :D

    Making Mafe finish this (open)

    [Overview]

    <p>Eelektross was one of the more popular VGC 2011 Pokemon, and it returns in the VGC 2012 metagame trying to reclaim this fame. It isn't hard to see why Eelektross was so popular, thanks to its ability Levitate; it Eelektross is immune to Ground-type attacks, meaning that it has no weaknesses. This means that it Eelektross can partner up with a Ground-type Pokemon to form the "DisQuake" combo. However, Eelektross is separated from other Electric-types not only because of its ability, but because of its great offensive stats, with base 115 Attack and base 105 Special Attack, it Eelektross is very unpredictable as to what set it may have. It also has a great offensive movepool, with physical attacks such as Acrobatics, Crunch, and Brick Break, and an even better special movepool with Flamethrower and Grass Knot; it makes Eelektross that much harder to predict. To make Eelektross even more intimidating, it has 85 / 80 / 80 defenses, which aren't bad when one considers that Eelektross has no weaknesses. However, that’s just about as good as Eelektross gets, as with poor base 50 Speed, it finds it hard to use its offensive presence on the field. Trick Room fixes this to an extent, though it’s hard to rely on Trick Room alone for Eelektross to outspeed faster Pokemon. Also, thanks to Pokemon such as Zapdos being allowed in VGC 2012, Eelektross looks to be outclassed, as Zapdos and even Thundurus are faster and stronger on the special side, meaning that both can hit harder and faster. However, don't underestimate the eel, its beating the ground in anticipation of a fight.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special
    move 1: Thunderbolt / Discharge
    move 2: Flamethrower
    move 3: Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Protect / Grass Knot
    item: Sitrus Berry
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to the overall coverage this set provides, Eelektross finds little problem in abusing the coverage to nail common VGC 2012 threats. STAB Thunderbolt coming off base 105 Special Attack is nothing to laugh at, as it hits key Pokemon in VGC 2012, such as Politoed and Suicune, hard. Discharge can be used if Eelektross is being partnered with a Ground-type Pokemon or a Telepathy partner, as it is a great spread move for Eelektross, and thanks to a great 30% paralysis rate, it can cripple Pokemon for the match. Flamethrower gives Eelektross much needed coverage, as it allows it to hit the Grass-type Pokemon that resist Electric-type attacks, such as Amoonguss; it also nails Steel- and Ice-type Pokemon such as Scizor, Metagross and Abomasnow. Hidden Power Ice is to make sure Dragon-type Pokemon, such as Haxorus and Garchomp, don't completely wall Eelektross, as well as retaining coverage against Ground-type Pokemon. Finally, Protect ensures that Eelektross won't take unnecessary damage, while Grass Knot can be used to hit heavy Pokemon, such as Tyranitar, hard.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are obvious for maximum bulk with full HP investment and maximum attacking strength with full Special Attack investment making Eelektross a decent tank. An EV spread of 160 HP / 252 SpA / 96 Spe can be used to be able to outspeed 0 Spe EVd Jellicent and Tyranitar giving Eelektross the opportunity to KO with Thunderbolt on Jellicent or Grass Knot on Tyranitar. However, you lose some of the much needed bulk, so you need to take that into consideration when deciding on the EV spread. A Speed IV of 0 in tandem with a Quiet nature can make Eelektross an excellent Trick Room abuser coming off of a base Speed of 55. Sitrus Berry is the item of choice letting Eelektross gain lost HP mid-battle. A Modest nature helps Eelektross hit as hard as possible. A Speed IV of 0 in tandem with a Quiet nature can make Eelektross an excellent Trick Room abuser coming off of a base Speed of 55.</p>

    <p>Eelektross however doesn't have perfect coverage, with being walled by threats like Rotom-H and Tyranitar,(if lacking Grass Knot). To help solve this, Eelektross can be paired with Pokemon like such as Terrakion, Landorus, and Garchomp who can add this much needed coverage nail those two Pokemon. Especially Garchomp and Landorus are especially good as they can also allow Eelektross to be able to fire off Discharge at will. Water- and Ground-types like Gastrodon and Swampert are great assets with typing to allow easy Discharge use, added coverage, and and can help support Eelektross with Storm Drain and Wide Guard, respectively. Since Eelektross is painfully slow Pokemon like such as Togekiss, Tornadus, and Thundurus make great partners using moves like Tailwind or Thunder Wave to help Eelektross outrun more of the threats on the field. Togekiss is especially good as it can with being able to provide Follow Me support.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physical
    move 1: Wild Charge
    move 2: Acrobatics
    move 3: Brick Break / Dragon Claw
    move 4: Protect
    item: Flying Gem
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set was fairly known in VGC 2011 and widely effective, but in this VGC season with almost every other Pokemon to choose from it can be done better by so many other things Pokemon like such as Tyranitar and Scizor. However, that still doesn't mean this set is bad at all. Eelektross's most powerful STAB move it gets is Wild Charge, dealing some heavy damage with the only drawback of recoil. Flying Gem Acrobatics is an excellent combination that hits extremely hard against those Pokemon that take super effective damage from it. Brick Break lets Eelektross get more super effective coverage on more Pokemon like such as Tyranitar and Terrakion. Dragon Claw could also be used instead for super effective coverage against Dragon-type Pokemon such as Garchomp and Salamence, however you will be walled by Steel-types, like Metagross and Bronzong, completely if using Dragon Claw over Brick Break. (Yea, Wild Charge hits them hard, only Steel-type Pokemon that would wall it is Steelix, but who uses Steelix O.o) Protect is the standard go-to move for VGC. It's just amazing with being able to help quickly stall and to just stay safe for a turn.(No need for this sentence, 1st set already covered this)</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread maximizes bulk on Eelektross and helps as well as keeping Eelektross's damage output at a maximum in tandem with the Adamant nature. Like the special set, an alternative EV spread of 160 HP / 252 Atk / 96 Spe can be used to outspeed Pokemon like such as 0 Spe Tyranitar and Jellicent with no Speed EVs. A Flying Gem is used in conjunction with Acrobatics to be used as a one time shot to put dents in a variety of this who take neutral or super effective damage from it Pokemon. A 0 Speed IVs in conjunction with a Brave nature can be used to allow Eelektross to function well under the influence of Trick Room.</p>

    <p>Bulky Rock- and Ground-types can easily take a Brick Break from Eelektross and some can even prevent the use of Wild Charge, like such as Rhyperior or Marowak. To help with this, Eelektross can pairs up well with Water- and Ground-types like such as Swampert and Gastrodon who can use both of their STAB moves to get easy KOs on Rock- and Ground-types. Along with Pokemon like Swampert and Garchomp who can both Both can also pair with Eelektross and to fire off Earthquakes at will. Grass-type Pokemon like such as Venasaur and Ludicolo are also nice to have if your team abuses weather as both can be very useful at taking out slow, bulky Rock- and Ground-types. Since Eelektross is painfully slow, Tailwind and Thunder Wave support are nice to have to help Eelektross outspeed and wreck the opposition.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Eelektross has decent enough base stats in each of it's attacking areas to easily pull off a mixed set and being able to have phenomenal coverage in doing so. However in using a mixed set Eelektross will either hit weaker or be less bulky which can be a huge turn off for using a mixed set. Choice Specs can be used to on a Special set to allow Eelektross to be more tank like hitting very hard against many things. However, the use of Choice Specs has the downsides of underspeeding many common threats and having to deal with being locked into one move that isn't a spread move can be very game breaking if not played right. Rock Slide can be used on a physical set, but with lack of STAB and the spread move deduction it can be very weak and underwhelming. Crunch can be used on a physical set as well hitting Ghost- and Psychic-types super effectively like Chandelure and Cresselia who can otherwise annoy your team with Heat Wave or Icy Wind spamming. Eelektross also has a vast majority of supporting moves that it can abuse like Acid Spray, Light Screen, and Thunder Wave, but Eelektross is not as bulky or good enough to pull off a supporting set better than Pokemon like Murkrow, Sableye, and Cresselia who are all great supporters that outclass Eelektross by miles. Charge Beam can be used to collect Special Attack boosts, but setting up in VGC is near to impossible in the face of a skilled opponent. Moves like U-turn and Volt Switch can be used on attacking sets for easy switching, but can be flat out wasted if the opponent protects that turn making a simple a better choice sometimes over wasting a slot for these kinds of moves. On a special set that is used on a rain team, Thunder can be used over Thunderbolt or Discharge for a stronger singles hit attack.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The Special set is walled fairly easily by things like Rotom-H or other bulky Rock- and Ground-types, like Tyranitar and Swampert, if it lacks Grass Knot, so be careful of that. In fact most Pokemon that are bulky physical attackers can KO Eelektross with little effort sometimes due to Eelektross not having the answer to beat them fast enough a lot of the time. Haxorus is a special counter to Eelektross being able to use Mold Breaker to null the effect of Levitate immunity and OHKO even with a non-STAB Earthquake coming from it's monstrous base Attack of 147. Faster hard-hitting attackers are just over all threatening to Eelektross. Even with no weaknesses thanks to levitate, it's still not the bulkiest Pokemon around to be using. Some rare, but possible, things to ruin Eelektross's Ground-type immunity are Cofagrigus with Mummy ability, Gravity, and Gastro Acid. Even though these aren't seen a whole lot, does not mean they won't cause trouble for Eelektross.</p>
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    TF sucks because he uses blue.

    Also because he passed this to me when I was going out argh.

    Skimming over his portion for changes and then I'll do OO/CaC sorry Biosci. <3

    (note: this is already in progress, I just forgot to placeholder lol)

    EDIT:

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    [Overview]

    <p>Eelektross was one of the more popular VGC 2011 Pokemon, and it returns in the VGC 2012 metagame trying to reclaim this fame. It isn't hard to see why Eelektross was so popular, (semi-colon) thanks to its ability (comma) Levitate; (comma) it Eelektross is immune to Ground-type attacks, meaning that it has no weaknesses. This means that it Eelektross can partner up with a Ground-type Pokemon to form the "DisQuake" combo. However, Eelektross is separated from other Electric-types not only because of its ability, but because of its great offensive stats, (period) w(W)ith base 115 Attack and base 105 Special Attack, it Eelektross is very unpredictable as (when it comes) to what set it may have. It also has a great offensive movepool, with physical attacks such as Acrobatics, Crunch, and Brick Break, and an even better special movepool with Flamethrower <I'd add in like Discharge or something here because the special set is called "even better" yet you give fewer examples> and Grass Knot; it makes (comma) (making) Eelektross that much harder to predict. To make Eelektross even more intimidating, it has 85 / 80 / 80 defenses, which aren't bad when one considers that Eelektross has no weaknesses. However, that’s just about as good as Eelektross gets, as with poor base 50 Speed, it finds it hard to use its offensive presence on the field. Trick Room fixes this to an extent, though it’s hard to rely on Trick Room alone for Eelektross to outspeed faster Pokemon. Also, thanks to Pokemon such as Zapdos being allowed in VGC 2012, Eelektross looks to be outclassed, as Zapdos and even Thundurus are faster and stronger on the special side, meaning that both can hit harder and faster (are stronger competitive threats). <fixed the redundancy issue> However, don't underestimate the eel,(—)it(')s beating the ground in anticipation of a fight.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special
    move 1: Thunderbolt / Discharge
    move 2: Flamethrower
    move 3: Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Protect / Grass Knot
    item: Sitrus Berry
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to the overall coverage this set provides, Eelektross finds little problem in abusing the coverage to nail common VGC 2012 threats. STAB Thunderbolt coming off base 105 Special Attack is nothing to laugh at, as it hits key Pokemon in VGC 2012, such as Politoed and Suicune, hard. Discharge can be used if Eelektross is being partnered with a Ground-type Pokemon or a Telepathy partner, as it is a great spread move for Eelektross, and thanks to a great 30% paralysis rate, it can cripple (potentially crippling) Pokemon for the match. Flamethrower gives Eelektross much needed coverage, as it allows it to hit the Grass-type Pokemon that resist Electric-type attacks, such as Amoonguss; it also nails Steel- and Ice-type Pokemon such as Scizor, Metagross (comma) and Abomasnow. Hidden Power Ice is to make sure Dragon-type Pokemon, such as Haxorus and Garchomp, don't completely wall Eelektross, as well as retaining coverage against Ground-type Pokemon. Finally, Protect ensures that Eelektross won't take unnecessary damage, while Grass Knot can be used to hit heavy Pokemon, such as Tyranitar, hard.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are obvious for maximum bulk with full HP investment and maximum attacking strength with full Special Attack investment making Eelektross a decent tank. An EV spread of 160 HP / 252 SpA / 96 Spe can be used to be able to outspeed 0 Spe EVd Jellicent and Tyranitar (comma) giving Eelektross the opportunity to KO with Thunderbolt on Jellicent or Grass Knot on Tyranitar. However, you (Eelektross) lose(s) some of the much(hyphen)needed bulk, so you need to take that into consideration when deciding on the EV spread. A Speed IV of 0 in tandem with a Quiet nature can make Eelektross an excellent Trick Room abuser coming off of a base Speed of 55 (50). Sitrus Berry is the item of choice letting (comma) (allowing) Eelektross gain lost HP mid-battle. A Modest nature helps Eelektross hit as hard as possible. A Speed IV of 0 in tandem with a Quiet nature can make Eelektross an excellent Trick Room abuser coming off of a base Speed of 55.</p>

    <p>Eelektross however doesn't have perfect coverage, with being walled by threats like (such as) Rotom-H and Tyranitar,(if lacking Grass Knot). To help solve this, Eelektross can be paired with Pokemon like such as Terrakion, Landorus, and Garchomp (comma) who can add this much needed coverage nail (defeat) those two Pokemon. Especially Garchomp and Landorus are especially good (comma)as they can also allow Eelektross to be able to fire off Discharge at will. Water- and Ground-types like (such as) Gastrodon and Swampert are great assets with typing to allow easy Discharge use, added coverage, and and can help support Eelektross with Storm Drain and Wide Guard, respectively. Since Eelektross is painfully slow (comma) Pokemon like such as Togekiss, Tornadus, and Thundurus make great partners using (with support) moves like (such as) Tailwind or Thunder Wave to help Eelektross outrun more of the threats on the field. Togekiss is especially good as it can with being able to provide Follow Me support.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physical
    move 1: Wild Charge
    move 2: Acrobatics
    move 3: Brick Break / Dragon Claw
    move 4: Protect
    item: Flying Gem
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set was fairly (well-)known in VGC 2011 and widely effective, but in this VGC season (comma)with almost every other Pokemon to choose from (comma) it can be done better by so many other things Pokemon (comma)like such as Tyranitar and Scizor. However, that still doesn't mean this set is bad at all. Eelektross's most powerful STAB move it gets is Wild Charge, dealing some heavy damage with the only drawback of (being) recoil. Flying Gem Acrobatics is an excellent combination that hits extremely hard against those Pokemon that take super effective damage from (are weak to) it. Brick Break lets Eelektross get (gain) more super effective coverage on more Pokemon (comma) like such as (including) Tyranitar and Terrakion. Dragon Claw could also be used instead for super effective coverage against Dragon-type Pokemon such as Garchomp and Salamence, however you will be walled by Steel-types, like Metagross and Bronzong, completely if using Dragon Claw over Brick Break. (Yea, Wild Charge hits them hard, only Steel-type Pokemon that would wall it is Steelix, but who uses Steelix O.o <lol>) Protect is the (a) standard go-to move for VGC. It's just amazing with being able to help quickly stall and to just stay safe for a turn.(No need for this sentence, 1st set already covered this)</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread maximizes bulk on Eelektross and helps as well as keeping Eelektross's damage output at a maximum in tandem with the Adamant nature. Like (Similar to) the special set, an alternative EV spread of 160 HP / 252 Atk / 96 Spe can be used to outspeed Pokemon like such as 0 Spe Tyranitar and Jellicent with no Speed EVs. A Flying Gem is used in conjunction with Acrobatics to be used as a one time shot to put dents in a variety of this who take neutral or super effective damage from it Pokemon. A 0 Speed IVs (comma) in conjunction with a Brave nature (comma) can be used to allow Eelektross to function well under the influence of Trick Room.</p>

    <p>Bulky Rock- and Ground-types can easily take a Brick Break from Eelektross and some can even prevent the use of Wild Charge, like such as Rhyperior or Marowak. To help with this, Eelektross can pairs up well with Water- and Ground-types like such as Swampert and Gastrodon (comma) who can use both of their STAB moves to get easy KOs on Rock- and Ground-types. Along with Pokemon like Swampert and Garchomp who can both Both can also pair with Eelektross and to fire off Earthquakes at will (thanks to Levitate). Grass-type Pokemon like such as Vena(u)saur and Ludicolo are also nice to have if your team abuses weather (comma) as both can be very useful at taking out slow, bulky Rock- and Ground-types. Since Eelektross is painfully slow, Tailwind and Thunder Wave support are nice to have to help Eelektross outspeed and wreck the opposition.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Eelektross has decent enough base stats in each of it's attacking areas to easily pull off a mixed set and being able to have phenomenal coverage in (when) doing so. However (comma) in using a mixed set Eelektross will either hit weaker or be less bulky (limits Eelektross' available investment,) which can be a huge turn off for using a mixed set. Choice Specs can be used to on a Special set to allow Eelektross to be more tank like hitting very hard against many things (of its normal counters quite hard). However, the use of Choice Specs has the downsides (means that Eelektross is outsped by) of underspeeding many common threats and having to deal with being locked into one move that isn't a spread move can be very game(hyphen)breaking if not played right. Rock Slide can be used on a physical set, but with lack of STAB and the (weakening of) spread move(s) (comma) deduction it can be very weak and underwhelming. Crunch can be used on a physical set as well (comma) hitting Ghost- and Psychic-types super effectively (comma) like (especially) Chandelure and Cresselia (comma) who can otherwise annoy your team with Heat Wave or Icy Wind spamming. Eelektross also has a vast majority of supporting moves that it can abuse like (such as) Acid Spray, Light Screen, and Thunder Wave, but Eelektross is not as bulky or good (fast) enough to pull off a supporting set better than Pokemon like (such as) Murkrow, Sableye, and Cresselia (comma) who are all great supporters that (easily) outclass Eelektross by miles. Charge Beam can be used to collect Special Attack boosts, but setting up in VGC is near (next) to impossible in the face of a skilled opponent. Moves like U-turn and Volt Switch can be used on attacking sets for easy switching, but can be flat out wasted if the opponent p(P)rotects that turn (comma) making a simple (more offensive options) a better choice sometimes over wasting a slot for these kinds of moves. On a special set that is used on a rain team, Thunder can be used over Thunderbolt or Discharge for a stronger singles(-target) hit attack.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The Special set is walled fairly easily by things like Rotom-H or other (and) bulky Rock- and Ground-types, like (such as) Tyranitar and Swampert, if it lacks Grass Knot, so be careful of that (especially without Grass Knot). In fact (comma) most Pokemon that are bulky physical attackers can KO Eelektross with little effort sometimes due to Eelektross not having the answer to beat them fast enough a lot of the time (lacking a solid option for beating them). Haxorus is a special counter to Eelektross being able to use (as) Mold Breaker to null(ifies) the effect of Levitate immunity and (it is able to) OHKO even with a non-STAB Earthquake coming from it's monstrous base (147) Attack of 147. Faster hard-hitting attackers are just over(hyphen)all threatening to Eelektross. Even with no weaknesses thanks to l(L)evitate, it's still not the bulkiest Pokemon around to be using. Some rare, but possible, things to ruin Eelektross's Ground-type immunity are Cofagrigus with Mummy ability, Gravity, (Cofagrigus and Mummy,) and Gastro Acid. <this read a little strangely> Even though these aren't seen a whole lot, does not mean they won't cause trouble for Eelektross. (Though rare, these options will still remove one of Eelektross's biggest benefits.)</p>


    coffee/pastry (open)
    [Overview]

    <p>Eelektross was one of the more popular VGC 2011 Pokemon, and it returns in the VGC 2012 metagame to reclaim this fame. It isn't hard to see why Eelektross was so popular; thanks to its ability, Levitate, Eelektross is immune to Ground-type attacks, meaning that it has no weaknesses. This means that Eelektross can partner up with a Ground-type Pokemon to form the "DisQuake" combo. However, Eelektross is separated from other Electric-types not only because of its ability, but because of its great offensive stats. With base 115 Attack and 105 Special Attack, Eelektross is very unpredictable when it comes to what set it may have. It also has a great offensive movepool with physical attacks such as Acrobatics, Crunch, and Brick Break, and an even better special movepool with Flamethrower <I'd add in like Discharge or something here because the special set is called "even better" yet you give fewer examples> and Grass Knot, making Eelektross that much harder to predict. To make Eelektross even more intimidating, it has 85 / 80 / 80 defenses, which aren't bad when one considers that Eelektross has no weaknesses. However, that’s just about as good as Eelektross gets, as with poor base 50 Speed it finds it hard to use its offensive presence on the field. Trick Room fixes this to an extent, though it’s hard to rely on Trick Room alone for Eelektross to outspeed faster Pokemon. Also, thanks to Pokemon such as Zapdos being allowed in VGC 2012, Eelektross looks to be outclassed, as Zapdos and even Thundurus are faster and stronger on the special side, meaning that both are stronger competitive threats. However, don't underestimate the eel—it's beating the ground in anticipation of a fight.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special
    move 1: Thunderbolt / Discharge
    move 2: Flamethrower
    move 3: Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Protect / Grass Knot
    item: Sitrus Berry
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to the overall coverage this set provides, Eelektross finds little problem in abusing the coverage to nail common VGC 2012 threats. STAB Thunderbolt coming off base 105 Special Attack is nothing to laugh at, as it hits key Pokemon in VGC 2012, such as Politoed and Suicune, hard. Discharge can be used if Eelektross is being partnered with a Ground-type Pokemon or a Telepathy partner as it is a great spread move thanks to a 30% paralysis rate, potentially crippling Pokemon for the match. Flamethrower gives Eelektross much needed coverage, as it allows it to hit the Grass-type Pokemon that resist Electric-type attacks, such as Amoonguss; it also nails Steel- and Ice-type Pokemon such as Scizor, Metagross, and Abomasnow. Hidden Power Ice is to make sure Dragon-type Pokemon, such as Haxorus and Garchomp, don't completely wall Eelektross, as well as retaining coverage against Ground-type Pokemon. Finally, Protect ensures that Eelektross won't take unnecessary damage, while Grass Knot can be used to hit heavy Pokemon such as Tyranitar.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are obvious for maximum bulk with full HP investment and maximum attacking strength with full Special Attack investment making Eelektross a decent tank. An EV spread of 160 HP / 252 SpA / 96 Spe can be used to outspeed 0 Spe Jellicent and Tyranitar, giving Eelektross the opportunity to KO with Thunderbolt on Jellicent or Grass Knot on Tyranitar. However, Eelektross loses some much-needed bulk, so you need to take that into consideration when deciding on the EV spread. A Speed IV of 0 in tandem with a Quiet nature can make Eelektross an excellent Trick Room abuser coming off of a base Speed of 50. Sitrus Berry is the item of choice, allowing Eelektross gain lost HP mid-battle. A Modest nature helps Eelektross hit as hard as possible.</p>

    <p>Eelektross doesn't have perfect coverage, being walled by threats such as Rotom-H and Tyranitar (if lacking Grass Knot). To solve this, Eelektross can be paired with Pokemon such as Terrakion, Landorus, and Garchomp, who can defeat those two Pokemon. Garchomp and Landorus are especially good, as they can also allow Eelektross to fire off Discharge at will. Water- and Ground-types such as Gastrodon and Swampert are great assets with typing to allow easy Discharge use, added coverage, and can help support Eelektross with Storm Drain and Wide Guard, respectively. Since Eelektross is painfully slow, Pokemon such as Togekiss, Tornadus, and Thundurus make great partners with support moves such as Tailwind or Thunder Wave to help Eelektross outrun more of the threats on the field. Togekiss is especially good as it can provide Follow Me support.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physical
    move 1: Wild Charge
    move 2: Acrobatics
    move 3: Brick Break / Dragon Claw
    move 4: Protect
    item: Flying Gem
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set was fairly well-known in VGC 2011 and widely effective, but in this VGC season, with almost every other Pokemon to choose from, it can be done better by so many other Pokemon, such as Tyranitar and Scizor. However, that doesn't mean this set is bad at all. Eelektross's most powerful STAB move is Wild Charge, dealing heavy damage with the only drawback being recoil. Flying Gem Acrobatics is an excellent combination that hits extremely hard against Pokemon that are weak to it. Brick Break lets Eelektross gain coverage on more Pokemon, including Tyranitar and Terrakion. Dragon Claw could also be used instead for coverage against Dragon-type Pokemon such as Garchomp and Salamence. Protect is a standard go-to move for VGC.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread maximizes bulk on Eelektross as well as keeping Eelektross's damage output at a maximum with the Adamant nature. Similar to the special set, an alternative EV spread of 160 HP / 252 Atk / 96 Spe can be used to outspeed Pokemon such as 0 Spe Tyranitar and Jellicent. A Flying Gem is used in conjunction with Acrobatics to be used as a one time shot to put dents in a variety of Pokemon. 0 Speed IVs, in conjunction with a Brave nature, can be used to allow Eelektross to function well under the influence of Trick Room.</p>

    <p>Bulky Rock- and Ground-types can easily take a Brick Break from Eelektross and some can even prevent the use of Wild Charge, such as Rhyperior or Marowak. To help with this, Eelektross can pair up with Water- and Ground-types such as Swampert and Gastrodon, who can use both of their STAB moves to get easy KOs on Rock- and Ground-types. Both can also pair with Eelektross to fire off Earthquakes at will thanks to Levitate. Grass-type Pokemon such as Venusaur and Ludicolo are also nice to have if your team abuses weather, as both can be very useful at taking out slow, bulky Rock- and Ground-types. Since Eelektross is painfully slow, Tailwind and Thunder Wave support are nice to have to help Eelektross outspeed and wreck the opposition.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Eelektross has decent enough base stats in each of its attacking areas to pull off a mixed set and have phenomenal coverage when doing so. However, using a mixed set limits Eelektross' available investment, which can be a huge turn off. Choice Specs can be used to allow Eelektross to hit many of its normal counters quite hard. However, the use of Choice Specs means that Eelektross is outsped by many common threats and having to deal with being locked into one move that isn't a spread move can be very game-breaking if not played right. Rock Slide can be used on a physical set, but with lack of STAB and the weakening of spread moves, it can be very weak and underwhelming. Crunch can be used on a physical set as well, hitting Ghost- and Psychic-types super effectively, especially Chandelure and Cresselia, who can otherwise annoy your team with Heat Wave or Icy Wind. Eelektross also has a vast majority of supporting moves that it can abuse such as Acid Spray, Light Screen, and Thunder Wave, but Eelektross is not as bulky or fast enough to pull off a supporting set better than Pokemon such as Murkrow, Sableye, and Cresselia, who are all great supporters that easily outclass Eelektross. Charge Beam can be used to collect Special Attack boosts, but setting up in VGC is next to impossible in the face of a skilled opponent. U-turn and Volt Switch can be used on attacking sets for easy switching, but can be flat out wasted if the opponent Protects that turn, making more offensive options a better choice over wasting a slot for these kinds of moves. On a special set that is used on a rain team, Thunder can be used over Thunderbolt or Discharge for a stronger single-target hit attack.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The Special set is walled fairly easily by Rotom-H and bulky Rock- and Ground-types such as Tyranitar and Swampert, especially without Grass Knot. In fact, most Pokemon that are bulky physical attackers can KO Eelektross with little effort due to Eelektross lacking a solid option for beating them. Haxorus is a special counter to Eelektross as Mold Breaker nullifies the Levitate immunity and it is able to OHKO even with non-STAB Earthquake coming from its monstrous base 147 Attack. Faster hard-hitting attackers are just over-all threatening to Eelektross. Even with no weaknesses thanks to Levitate, it's still not the bulkiest Pokemon around. Some rare, but possible, things to ruin Eelektross's Ground-type immunity are Gravity, Cofagrigus and Mummy, and Gastro Acid. Though rare, these options will still remove one of Eelektross's biggest benefits.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>Eelektross was one of the more popular VGC 2011 Pokemon, and it returns in the VGC 2012 metagame to reclaim this fame. It isn't hard to see why Eelektross was so popular; thanks to its ability, Levitate, Eelektross is immune to Ground-type attacks, meaning that it has no weaknesses. This means that Eelektross can partner up with a Ground-type Pokemon to form the "DisQuake" combo. However, Eelektross is separated from other Electric-types not only because of its ability, but because of its great offensive stats. With base 115 Attack and 105 Special Attack, Eelektross is very unpredictable when it comes to what set it may have. It also has a great offensive movepool with physical attacks such as Acrobatics, Crunch, and Brick Break, and an even better special movepool with Flamethrower, Discharge, Hidden Power Ice, and Grass Knot, making Eelektross that much harder to predict. To make Eelektross even more intimidating, it has 85 / 80 / 80 defenses, which aren't bad when one considers that Eelektross has no weaknesses. However, that’s just about as good as Eelektross gets, as with only base 50 Speed, it finds it hard to use its offensive presence on the field. Trick Room fixes this to an extent, though it’s hard to rely on Trick Room alone for Eelektross to outspeed faster Pokemon. Moreover, thanks to Pokemon such as Zapdos being allowed in VGC 2012, Eelektross looks to be outclassed, as Zapdos and even Thundurus are faster and stronger on the special side, meaning that both are stronger competitive threats. However, don't underestimate the eel—it's beating the ground in anticipation of a fight.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special
    move 1: Thunderbolt / Discharge
    move 2: Flamethrower
    move 3: Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Protect / Grass Knot
    item: Sitrus Berry
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to the overall coverage this set provides, it's easy for Eelektross to nail common VGC 2012 threats hard. STAB Thunderbolt coming off base 105 Special Attack is nothing to laugh at, and it hits key Pokemon in VGC 2012, such as Politoed and Suicune, hard. Alternatively, Discharge can be used if Eelektross is being partnered with a Ground-type Pokemon or a Telepathy partner, as it is a great spread move thanks to a 30% paralysis rate, potentially crippling Pokemon for the match. Flamethrower gives Eelektross much-needed coverage, as it allows it to hit the Grass-type Pokemon that resist Electric-type attacks, such as Amoonguss; it also nails Steel- and Ice-type Pokemon such as Scizor, Metagross, and Abomasnow. Hidden Power Ice is to make sure Dragon-type Pokemon, such as Haxorus and Garchomp, don't completely wall Eelektross, as well as retaining coverage against Ground-type Pokemon. Finally, Protect ensures that Eelektross won't take unnecessary damage, while Grass Knot can be used to hit heavy Pokemon such as Tyranitar.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are obvious, giving Eelektross maximum overall bulk as well as maximum attacking strength, making it a decent tank as well. An EV spread of 160 HP / 252 SpA / 96 Spe can be used to outspeed 0 Spe Jellicent and Tyranitar, giving Eelektross the opportunity to KO with Thunderbolt on Jellicent or Grass Knot on Tyranitar. However, Eelektross loses some much-needed bulk, so you need to take that into consideration when deciding on the EV spread. A Speed IV of 0 in tandem with a Quiet nature can make Eelektross an excellent Trick Room abuser coming off of a base Speed of 50. Sitrus Berry is the preferred item, allowing Eelektross gain lost HP mid-battle. A Modest nature helps Eelektross hit as hard as possible.</p>

    <p>Eelektross doesn't have perfect coverage, walled by threats such as Rotom-H and Tyranitar (if lacking Grass Knot); to solve this issue, Eelektross can be paired with Pokemon such as Terrakion, Landorus, and Garchomp, who can defeat those two Pokemon. Garchomp and Landorus are especially good, as they can also allow Eelektross to fire off Discharge at will. Water- and Ground-types such as Gastrodon and Swampert are great assets, providing added coverage, easy Discharge use thanks to typing, and support to Eelektross in the form of Storm Drain and Wide Guard, respectively. Since Eelektross is painfully slow, Pokemon such as Togekiss, Tornadus, and Thundurus make great partners with support moves such as Tailwind or Thunder Wave to help Eelektross outrun more of the threats on the field. Togekiss is especially good as it can provide Follow Me support.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physical
    move 1: Wild Charge
    move 2: Acrobatics
    move 3: Brick Break / Dragon Claw
    move 4: Protect
    item: Flying Gem
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set was fairly well-known in VGC 2011 and widely effective; in this VGC season, however, with almost every other Pokemon to choose from, it can be done better by so many other Pokemon, such as Tyranitar and Scizor. However, that doesn't mean this set is bad at all. Eelektross's most powerful STAB move is Wild Charge, dealing heavy damage with the only drawback being recoil. Flying Gem Acrobatics is an excellent combination that hits extremely hard against Pokemon that are weak to it. Brick Break allows Eelektross to gain coverage on more Pokemon, including Tyranitar and Terrakion. Dragon Claw could also be used instead for coverage against Dragon-type Pokemon such as Garchomp and Salamence. Protect is a standard go-to move for VGC.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread maximizes bulk on Eelektross as well as keeping Eelektross's damage output at a maximum with an Adamant nature. Like the special set, an alternative EV spread of 160 HP / 252 Atk / 96 Spe can be used to outspeed Pokemon such as 0 Spe Tyranitar and Jellicent. A Flying Gem is used in conjunction with Acrobatics to be used as a one-time shot to put dents in a variety of Pokemon. 0 Speed IVs, in conjunction with a Brave nature, can be used to allow Eelektross to function well under the influence of Trick Room.</p>

    <p>Bulky Rock- and Ground-types can easily take a Brick Break from Eelektross and some can even prevent the use of Wild Charge, such as Rhyperior or Marowak. To help with this, Eelektross can pair up with Water- and Ground-types such as Swampert and Gastrodon, who can use both of their STAB moves to get easy KOs on Rock- and Ground-types. Both can also pair with Eelektross to fire off Earthquakes at will thanks to Levitate. Grass-type Pokemon such as Venusaur and Ludicolo are also nice to have if your team abuses weather, as both can be very useful at taking out slow, bulky Rock- and Ground-types. Since Eelektross is painfully slow, Tailwind and Thunder Wave support are nice to have to help Eelektross outspeed and wreck the opposition.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Eelektross has decent base stats in each of its attacking areas to pull off a mixed set and have phenomenal coverage when doing so. However, using a mixed set limits Eelektross's available investment, which can be a huge turnoff. Choice Specs can be used to allow Eelektross to hit many of its normal counters quite hard. However, the use of Choice Specs means that Eelektross is outsped by many common threats, and having to deal with being locked into a non-spread attack can be very game-breaking if not played right. Rock Slide can be used on a physical set, but with lack of STAB and the weakening of spread moves, it can be very weak and underwhelming. Crunch can be used on a physical set as well, hitting Ghost- and Psychic-types—especially Chandelure and Cresselia—super effectively, who can otherwise annoy your team with Heat Wave or Icy Wind. Eelektross also has a vast majority of supporting moves that it can abuse such as Acid Spray, Light Screen, and Thunder Wave, but Eelektross is not as bulky nor fast enough to pull off a supporting set better than Pokemon such as Murkrow, Sableye, and Cresselia, who are all great supporters that easily outclass Eelektross. Charge Beam can be used to collect Special Attack boosts, but setting up in VGC is next to impossible in the face of a skilled opponent. U-turn and Volt Switch can be used on attacking sets for easy switching, but can be flat-out wasted if the opponent Protects that turn, making more offensive options a better choice over wasting a slot for these kinds of moves. On a special set that is used on a rain team, Thunder can be used over Thunderbolt or Discharge for a stronger single-target hit attack.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The Special set is walled fairly easily by Rotom-H and bulky Rock- and Ground-types such as Tyranitar and Swampert, especially without Grass Knot. In fact, most Pokemon that are bulky physical attackers can KO Eelektross with little effort due to Eelektross lacking a solid option for beating them. Haxorus is a notable counter to Eelektross, as Mold Breaker nullifies the Levitate immunity and it is able to OHKO even with non-STAB Earthquake coming from its monstrous base 147 Attack. Faster hard-hitting attackers are just overall threatening to Eelektross. Even with no weaknesses thanks to Levitate, it's still not the bulkiest Pokemon around. Some rare, but possible, things to ruin Eelektross's Ground-type immunity are Gravity, Cofagrigus and Mummy, and Gastro Acid. Though uncommon, these options will still remove one of Eelektross's biggest benefits.</p>

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