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Emboar (Analysis)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by JRank, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. JRank

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    Emboar

    [Overview]

    <p>Emboar is a fantastic Trick Room Pokemon, and with its sky-high Attack and low Speed, it can sweep through teams with ease. Its weakness to Water is a severe hindrance, as a Water Spout from Jellicent or a Surf from Hydregion will easily take it out, but despite this, Emboar is a great pick for any Trick Room team, and has great staying power with its high HP.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physical Attacker
    move 1: Flare Blitz
    move 2: Hammer Arm
    move 3: Rock Slide
    move 4: Protect / Wild Charge
    item: Life Orb
    nature: Brave
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Flare Blitz is Emboar's main STAB attack, dealing lots of damage at the cost of 1/3 recoil damage. Hammer Arm is Emboar's other STAB move, and comes with the added boon of lowering Emboar's Speed by one stage, which is very useful under Trick Room. Rock Slide is used for coverage and hits Thundurus and Tornadus, who can otherwise OHKO Emboar with their STAB Flying-type attacks, for super effective damage. Rock Slide also covers Chandelure, who resists both of Emboar's STABs. In the last slot, Protect is used to allow Emboar to stay alive long enough for its partner to KO an opposing threat or get Trick Room set up. Wild Charge can be used to hit Jellicent, but Protect is usually the superior option.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Emboar dies quickly, despite its bulk, due to its common weaknesses and Flare Blitz recoil, and while Life Orb compounds the problem, it grants a very welcome offensive boost to enhance Emboar's destructive performance during its limited time.</p>

    <p>Emboar needs Trick Room support to really do anything, otherwise it can be easily outsped and OHKOed. Common Trick Room users like Jellicent, Reuniclus, and Musharna are helpful. Anything that can handle Jellicent is a welcome partner, as Jellicent stops Emboar cold. Musharna is excellent with Emboar, as it can use Helping Hand to give Emboar even more power.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Brick Break can be used if you don't like Hammer Arm's 90% accuracy, but the power drop is usually not worth the slight accuracy increase. If the recoil from Flare Blitz turns you away, Heat Crash has no recoil, though its damage varies on the target's weight, only making it as powerful as Flare Blitz in the case of very light-weight Pokemon such as Amoonguss. This variable damage output makes Flare Blitz the decidedly more attractive option. Head Smash is an option instead of Rock Slide for an immense power increase but the at the cost of much lower accuracy and recoil. Furthermore, Head Smash only hits one opponent. A specially oriented set could be viable, utilizing Emboar's wide special movepool, but Emboar's middling Special Attack makes this a decidedly unattractive option.</p>

    <p>If the slow, bulky, hard-hitting Pokemon of Trick Room is not your style, Emboar could be used on a team with Tailwind support, attempting to quickly attack and KO the opposition before they get a chance to move. When utilizing a faster set, Superpower should be used over Hammer Arm so as not to lower Emboar's Speed. Concern over Superpower's Attack and Defense drop should be dismissed, as Emboar is likely not living long enough for the drops to matter.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Jellicent is a hard counter for Emboar without Wild Charge, as Emboar can't touch Jellicent and is easily defeated with either Water Spout or Surf in return. Even with Wild Charge, Emboar struggles to 2HKO Jellicent. Hydreigon can outspeed and OHKO Emboar with Surf if Trick Room is not up.</p>
  2. JRank

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    Got the skeleton up, not really sure of some of my wording, though.
  3. Alakapimp

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    Talked this through with JRank on irc.

    QC Approved 1/2
  4. Huy

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    Made me hungry for bacon, but it was a fun TR sweeper to use with some unique coverage.

    QC Approved 2/2
  5. omnicloud7strife

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    Needs more Mix Set. With Boil Over (or Scald, or whatever) and Flare Blitz, and Wild Volt, and Grass Knot.

    With fantastic coverage, the mix set wouldn't suck horribly. Or, something. I dunno. It could be interesting. Or something. Could also go with Focus Blast, or something.

    With base 100 SpA, and 123 Attack, Mix is, in my mind, valid.
  6. cosmicexplorer

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    A mixed set simply does not hit hard enough. With perfect coverage in its dual STAB moves, both of which come from a significantly higher stat than its Special Attack, along with the split in EVs necessary to effectively use a mixed set, it's simply not worth it, nor is it anywhere near as useful as a pure physical set.
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    Like Terrakion, go through this and replace the Japanese names with English names.
  8. JRank

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    Fixed, I think I got it all unless I overlooked one or two.

    EDIT: O__O I think you made some spaces to even it out that I accidentally deleted, I didn't know they had been placed in there by you and thought I had messed up, sorry. :/
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    I hate to be so unspecific, but isn't there a better spread then 252 hp for defenses? It's hp is high, so a more effective spread would raise the defenses. I'm pretty sure there's an applet to do that somewhere...
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    [Overview]

    <p>Emboar is a fantastic Trick Room Pokemon, and with its sky-high Attack and low Speed, (comma) it can sweep through teams with ease. However, Its weakness to Water is a severe hindrance to Emboar, as a Water Spout from Jellicent or a Surf from Sazandora will easily take it out, but despite this, Emboar is a great pick for any Trick Room team, and has great staying power with its high HP.</p>

    [SET]
    Name: Physical Attacker
    Move 1: Flare Blitz
    Move 2: Hammer Arm
    Move 3: Rock Slide
    Move 4: Protect / Wild Volt
    Nature: Brave
    Item: Life Orb
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
    IVs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Flare Blitz is Emboar's main STAB attack, dealing lots of damage, but at the cost of 1/3 recoil damage. Hammer Arm is Emboar's other STAB move, and comes with the added boon of lowering Emboar's Speed by one stage, which is very useful under Trick Room. Rock Slide is used for coverage and hits Thundurus and Tornadus for Super Effective damage, who could otherwise OHKO Emboar with their STAB Flying-type attacks, for super effective damage. Rock Slide also covers Chandelure, who resists both of Emboar's STABs. In the last slot, Protect is used to allow Emboar to stay alive long enough for its partner to KO an opposing threat or get Trick Room set up. Wild Volt can be used to hit Jellicent, but Protect is usually the superior option.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Emboar dies quickly, despite its bulk, due to its common weaknesses and Flare Blitz's recoil, and while Life Orb compounds the problem, it grants a very welcome offensive boost to enhance Emboar's destructive performance during its limited time.</p>

    <p>Emboar needs Trick Room support to really do anything, otherwise it can be easily outsped and OHKOed. Common Trick Room users like Jellicent, Reuniclus, and Musharna are helpful. Anything that can handle Jellicent is a welcome partner, as Jellicent stops Emboar cold. Musharna is excellent with Emboar not using Life Orb, as it can use Helping Hand to give Emboar even more power.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Brick Break can be used if you don't like Hammer Arm's 90% accuracy, but the power drop is usually not worth the slight accuracy increase. Head Smash is an option instead of Rock Slide for an immense power increase but the at the cost of much lower accuracy and recoil damage. Furthermore, Head Smash only hits one opponent. A specially oriented set could be viable, utilizing Emboar's wide special movepool, but Emboar's middling Special Attack makes this a decidedly unattractive option.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Jellicent is a hard counter for Emboar without Wild Volt, as Emboar can't touch Jellicent and is easily defeated with either Water Spout or Surf in return. Even with Wild Volt, Emboar struggles to 2HKO Jellicent. Hydreigon with Surf can outspeed and OHKO Emboar with Surf if Trick Room is not up.</p>


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  13. JRank

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    All changes implemented!
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    Wild Volt -> Wild Charge

    BTW congrats on the badge
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    Fixed.

    And thanks. :)
  16. Shiny4Etress

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    Shouldn't Heat Crash, Flame Charge, and Superpower at least get AC mention?
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    Heat Crash: only useful against really light Pokemon such as Amoonguss (21.1 lbs vs Emboar's 330.7), and it's not consistent enough to be very useful. If you're afraid of recoil I guess you could use it, so I'll go ahead and put it in Other Options.

    Flame Charge: takes up a moveslot and Speed boosting is a really bad idea in Doubles (as in just boosting one Pokemon's Speed, Tailwind is very effective), especially VGC 11. If you want Emboar to be fast Tailwind support is generally a better idea.

    Superpower: Hammer Arm lowers Emboar's Speed making it more effective in Trick Room, however I suppose with Tailwind support it would be used, although Brick Break doesn't drop Attack and Defense. I'll give it a mention in Other Options.
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    Wat tire is emboar

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