Due to be my 3rd favorite pokémon, discuss whatever you want (about him). Sorry if there is another post with this name, but I couldn't find any. Fearow #023 Type: Normal/Flying Gender Ratio: 50:50 Egg Group: Flying Stats: 65 HP/90 Atk/65 Def/61 Sp.Atk/61 Sp.Def/100 Spe Ability: Keen Eye: Prevents the foe from lowering its Accuracy. Sniper (DW): Critical hits wil do 3x more damage than 2x. Moves: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide New ones in Italic Lv.-: Pluck Lv.-: Peck Lv.-: Growl Lv.-: Leer Lv.-: Fury Attack Lv.5: Leer Lv.9: Fury Attack Lv.13: Pursuit Lv.17: Aerial Ace Lv.23: Mirror Move Lv.29: Agility Lv.35: Assurance Lv.41: Roost Lv.47: Drill Peck Lv.53: Drill Liner (Ground physical 85BP, 10PP, 90% Hit, high Critical Hit ratio) TMs Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide TM06: Toxic TM10: Hidden Power TM11: Sunny Day TM15: Hyper Beam TM17: Protect TM18: Rain Dance TM21: Frustration TM27: Return TM32: Double Team TM40: Aerial Ace TM42: Facade TM44: Rest TM45: Attract TM46: Thief TM48: Troll (Normal special, 60BP, 15PP, 100% hit, increases power if the ally has) TM49: Echo Voice (Normal special, 40BP, 15PP, 100% hit, Power raises if used constantly) TM54: False Swipe TM68: Giga Impact TM83: Cheer Up (Normal status, Never misses, 30PP, raises Atk and Sp.Atk) TM87: Swagger TM88: Pluck TM89: U-Turn TM90: Substitute HM02: Fly Breeding: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Faint Attack Quick Attack Tri Attack Sky Attack Scary Face Astonish Whirlwind Uproar FeatherDance Steel Wing Razor Wind GenIV and III only: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Endure Secret Power Captivate Sleep Talk Natural Gift Air Cutter Heat Wave Defog Ominous Wind Mud-Slap Snore Swift Twister Tailwind Baton Pass Double-Edge Mimic Overview: For generations, Fearow has been always overshadowed by stronger physical early birds (Dodrio, Swellow, Staraptor and even Pidgeot). He didn't have something good to separate them bar Pidgeot (Drill Peck is Better than Aerial Ace), and then came GenIV and gave the powerful Brave Bird to all these pokémon... except Fearow. He even lost physical HP that he and his counterparts used to use. Like its conterparts , barring Staraptor, he was unable to learn anything that could take more than 10% of the HP of a Steel-type. That good 90 Atk and 100 Spe was wasted in the depths of NU. To have an idea, not even Falkner used it. Now, GenV has brought the new Wargle, that sports Superpower as well Encourage to manhandle Steels. There is also Kenhoru, with sports good offenses and bulk. For all these birds except Staraptor and Wargle, GenV gave absolutely nothing to dent with that plaged Steels... except Fearow. Not only Normal/Flying, but other Flyings such as Crobat, Honchkrow and Skarmory lost valuable moves that can lower their utility. This is where Fearow comes. Let's see, what is the most desirable attack for a physical sweeper? Earthquake. well, Fearow didn't get Earthquake (yet), but got something good, not as good as EQ, but good anyway. A move called Drill Liner that is a Ground-type move with 80BP, 90 Accuracy and high Critical Hit ratio! Good thing to someone that didn't have a way to hit even Rock-types for decent damage. Also, add Drill Liner's high CH ratio with Fearow newest sexy ability, Sniper, that turn Critical Hits 3x stronger. Probably will continue being outclassed by Staraptor and Wargle, but what about the others? Well... Sit and cry, Dodrio and Swellow, while a stupid Steel like Mawile or Bastiodon, or a dumb Rock like Golem or Suddowoodo wall you! Mwahahahahaha! Possible movesets I can Remember now. Revenge! Revenge! Mwahahahaha! @Choice Band/Choice Scarf Adamant Nature/Jolly Nature Ability: Sniper EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe ~ Drill Peck ~ Return ~ Drill Liner ~ U-Turn/Assurance Fearow's main set was always a CBer, and now it has toys to play around. Drill Peck is weaker than Brave Bird, but doesn't cause recoil and is the stongest Flying move bar Sky Attack or Fly, which are a shit. Return is a strong and useful Stab move. This moveset is like a lot of birds, so let's vary a bit. Drill Liner is a slightly weak Earthquake, and is GF " sorry about screwing you for 14 years so take this and be happy. Next gen you'll earn Flare Blitz (lol)" gift. The last move is trickier, but U-Turn is preferred as you will be scouting your opponent's team. Assurance is only for hit Ghosts that are immune to Drill Liner and take low damage from Drill Peck (Rotom). Can work Scarfed too, but the power drop will be significative. Being happy about the misfortune of the others is called Schadenfreude @Life Orb Jolly Nature Ability: Sniper EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe ~ Cheer up ~ Drill Peck ~ Drill Liner ~ Substitute/Return Raise your good but quite mediocre 90 base Atk with Cheer Up (your Sp.Atk too, but 55 base sucks, a lot) and proceed humiliating some birds that used to ovrshadow you in the past (hello, Dodrio and Swellow). Drill Peck is STAB and Drill Liner is a moderately strong Ground move in the hands (or wings) of a bird that has a barren movepool. Substitute is preferred on the last slot as it can give you some free turns and Ground + Flying is actually a good combo (the things that resists both are things that Fearow really souldn't face), but you can also use Return for extra coverage. Mixing up the lovely bird, by Donny Mae. @ Life Orb Mild Nature Ability: Keen Eye EVs: 4 HP/48 Atk/252 spec A/204 Spe ~ Cheer up ~ Drill Peck/Return ~ Heat Wave ~ Return/Hidden Power Electric/Grass Okay, so basically, you get Fearow in on something it scares out, like Butterfree ( O.o ) then proceed to stat up with Cheer Up as your opponent switches to their steel type. Then, hit them with a boosted Heat wave, which deals ~90% To max hp/spec defence Steelix. Hidden Power Grass wrecks Quagsire and Gastrodon, who could survive a +1 Drill Peck (they take roughly 50%-60% each) and K.O with Ice Beam/Punch. Hidden Power Electric can take on Mantine and Swan, and will definely k.o both after SR damage. Return is Powerful STAB, but you're better off abusing your boosted Special Attack or using Drill Peck in most cases. The Evs were for maximum Special Attack, The ability to switch in to SR four times, still maintain a decent speed and the rest went into attack. Subing and Roosting, by Cooky @ Life Orb Ability: Sniper Nature: Jolly / Adamant Evs: 4HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe ~ Substitute ~ Return / Drill Peck ~ Drill Liner ~ Roost Simply come in on one of the many Grass types littering NU or a choiced Ground or Ghost move and set up a sub. Normal / Ground and Flying / Ground both give decent coverage and Fearow can hit fairly hard. I'd reccomend a Jolly nature because his 100 base speed is high for NU standards and should be abused, however Adamant can be used if you appreciate more power. Fearow has the rare luxury of learning Roost via level up, not TM, so it is fully compatible with Sniper, its purpose being to help offset the residual damage of Substituting and LO. Cheering the attack and the speed, by DrunkRaccoon @ Salac Berry Ability: Sniper Nature: Adamant EVs: 4HP / 252Attack / 252 Speed ~Substitute ~Cheer Up ~Drill Peck/Return ~Drill Liner I made this a sub/berry set because the main problem I saw with Cooky's set is that Fearow will generally struggle to roost up after the sub is broken. The main idea is to get a sub up against a wall with no attacks that hit Fearow SE and proceed to cheer up if there was no switch on the turn when the sub was made, avoiding misprediction, or attacking if there was a switch which can likely be 2HKOd. Adamant nature is almost always preferred over Jolly, because with it Fearow outspeeds Max Speed Electrode and almost every common scarf poke of 4th Gen. NU(only scarf Manectric can outspeed it). Flying/Ground provides better coverage than Normal/Ground in NU, since it's only resisted by Rotom, Electric/Flying, Skarmory, Rock/Flying and Shibirudon. In NU that will probably be perfect coverage, unless Rotom drops to NU. Normal/Ground on the other hand cannot hit Drifblim, Rotom and Shedinja for ANY damage(It's also resisted by all typings mentioned with Ground/Flying). Flying also provides much better SE coverage combined with Ground. Feel free to discuss, post movesets and admins, to close if there's something wrong. Next analysis: Honchkrow.