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Fushide (Analysis)

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by Brambane, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Brambane

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    Jan 31, 2009

    Spike'n it up.

    status: one set done, another partially done


    • Similar to Skorupi and Spinarak, who share the same typing
    • Access to both Spikes and Toxic Spikes separates it
    • Of the three, Fushide is the weakest attacker
    • Hard Roller's high flinch rate and Poison Point can make it annoying to fight
    • Overall below average Pokemon, but it has its perks

    name: Supportipede
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Toxic Spikes
    move 3: Poison Jab
    move 4: Payback / Hidden Power Fire
    item: Berry Juice
    ability: Poison Point
    nature: Impish / Hardy
    evs: 196 HP / 44 Def / 204 SpD / 64 Spe

    [Set Comments]

    • Unlike Spinarak and Skorupi, Fushide can provide double Spike support
    • Spikes and Toxic Spikes obviously for team support
    • Poison Jab for powerful STAB
    • Payback hits Ghost-types for super effective damage
    • Hidden Power Fire scores damage on Steel-types, most notable being Tesshiido
    • Impish nature if you are running Payback. Hardy nature is rarely a preferred option on Pokemon, but Fushide doesn't like having any of its stats lowered
    [Additional Comments]

    • If you are playing somewhere that Berry Juice is banned, Oran Berry and Bug Bite are great options
    • Works well on both offensive and stall teams
    • Keep Fushide alive as long as you can, since your opponent may be hiding a Poison-type or a spinner to remove all of its hard work
    • Barboach and Heatproof Bronzor are great teammates, resisting Fushide's main weaknesses, although Bronzor must watch out since most Pokemon that carry Rock-type moves also carry Ground-type moves
    • A spinner is recommended to use alongside Fushide

    name: Agilipede
    move 1: Agility
    move 2: Hard Roller
    move 3: Poison Jab
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire / Hidden Power Ice
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Swarm
    nature: Naughty
    evs: 240 Atk / 40 SpA / 224 Spe

    [Set Comments]

    • Skorupi and Spinarak do this overall better, but its still a decent option on Fushide
    • Hard Roller is Fushide's only way of distinguishing itself from Skorupi and Spinarak. It's 30% chance of flinching the opponent is enough to tear some hair out
    • Poison Jab is Fushide's strongest physical STAB
    • Hidden Power Fire scores hits on Tesshiido and Bronzor while Hidden Power Ice puts a massive dent in Gligar
    [Additional Comments]

    • Rapid Spin support is recommended
    • Stealth Rock and / or Spikes support is also nice, so Ishizumai, Omanyte, Bronzor or Tesshiido would be a good teammate
    [Team Options]

    • Barboach, Mantyke and Heatproof Bronzor cover most of Fushide's weaknesses very well. Mantyke needs to watch out for Rock-type moves, though
    • Spinners such as Squirtle and Baltoy are good teammates
    • Offensive sets appreciate Stealth Rock and Spikes support
    • Dual Screens is never bad to have, but Fushide doesn't absolutely need them
    [Optional Changes]

    • Evolution Stone is a decent option on the Supportipede set
    • It can run Choice Scarf, but it really lacks power without a boost from Life Orb
    • Venom Shock is a gimmicky but somewhat effective option on sets with Toxic Spikes

    • Aron can take on Fushide with impunity
    • Without Hidden Power Ice, Gligar laughs at Fushide. Without Hidden Power Fire, Tesshiido scoffs at Fushide's feeble assaults
    • Croagunk can absorb Toxic Spikes and resists both its STAB, but Vacuum Wave does near nothing
    • Zuruggu is a fairly good counter
    [Dream World]

    Giving Quick Feet to a physical attacker who can't be poisoned and learns Agility? Brilliant!
  2. Heysup

    Heysup I'm your rational mind.
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    Jun 28, 2008
    I don't see the agility set.....working...at all.

    I mean it's just bad. You're so weak.
  3. Aerrow

    Aerrow hunter
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    Nov 24, 2009
    The OP of this thread has informed me that he/she is no longer working on this analysis. This thread can be moved to L&O.

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