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Gen 3 fuk new gens

Discussion in 'Ruins of Alph' started by Ceres, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Ceres

    Ceres

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    Neat offensive squad I built with Heist and Golden Sun based around dug and regice opening up a sweep for RD kingdra, which is a pretty underrated threat in ADV. The idea is to put a lot of pressure on the opposition's kingdra counters, whether that be blissey/lax/bulky waters. Zapdos, CB aero, boom gross and offensive regice consistently wear down and remove these pokemon, leaving the path clear for kingdra to sweep. Dugtrio is the glue that holds this squad together, and with some prediction can be extremely useful, trapping weakened kingdra counters and ensuring they cannot come back later to cause problems.

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    Zapdos @ Leftovers
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 120 HP / 244 SpA / 144 Spe
    Modest Nature
    - Thunderbolt
    - Hidden Power [Grass]
    - Rest
    - Sleep Talk

    calm zapdos is for nerds
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    Aerodactyl (M) @ Choice Band
    Ability: Rock Head
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Rock Slide
    - Earthquake
    - Hidden Power [Flying]
    - Double-Edge

    fossil.
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    Metagross @ Choice Band
    Ability: Clear Body
    EVs: 64 HP / 252 Atk / 192 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Earthquake
    - Meteor Mash
    - Explosion
    - Rock Slide

    B00M!
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    Regice @ Leftovers
    Ability: Clear Body
    EVs: 204 HP / 52 Atk / 252 SpA
    Quiet Nature
    - Ice Beam
    - Thunderbolt
    - Explosion
    - Hidden Power [Fire]

    B00M! 2.0
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    Dugtrio (M) @ Choice Band
    Ability: Arena Trap
    EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 216 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Earthquake
    - Rock Slide
    - Aerial Ace
    - Hidden Power [Bug]

    dugger.
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    Kingdra @ Leftovers
    Ability: Swift Swim
    EVs: 160 HP / 252 SpA / 96 Spe
    Modest Nature
    - Rain Dance
    - Hydro Pump
    - Ice Beam
    - Hidden Power [Electric]

    .dancin
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    Last edited: Jul 11, 2014
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  2. BKC

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    you dont need all that attack on regice with an adamant dugtrio, bulk it out a little more. hp fire over twave will catch forretress by surprise which is extremely helpful and itll also get a nice hit on metagross switchins.

    i dont like aero without sand, i would try flygon over him. the secondary rock resist will be very helpful if metagross explodes/gets trapped and it means you dont get swept by dd tar if dugtrio runs into a p2, who is actually really annoying to face and lured perfectly by flygon so you can toxic it.

    cool team
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  3. Ceres

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    Edited with some tweaked EV spreads courtesy of BKC!
  4. Floppy

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    you have the idea of "applying pressure" down, but your team does nothing close to that. its just waiting to die, as it has 0 offensive momentum.

    try to rework the team as a full-on balls-out offensive squad that ACTUALLY pressures kingdra's counters (boom ice, cb meta, and adamant dug are all good options; zapdos and aero: not so much), or one that utilizes spikes/sand/other to apply progressive offensive pressure.

    protip: try to theorymon a few "ideal" games to about 8 turns in with your new teams before posting if you can; it helps to spot and fix most of the obvious (kinda subjective) flaws, which consequently saves everyone time (THE CURRENCY OF LIFE).
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  5. Ceres

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    You robbed me of the currency of life by making me read that smh.

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