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Gastrodon

Discussion in 'Global Battle Union' started by Solace, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Solace

    Solace some legends are told some turn to dust or to gold
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    HP: 111
    Atk: 83
    Def: 68
    SpA: 92
    SpDef: 82
    Spe: 39

    Abilities:
    Sticky Hold: This Pokémon’s item cannot be taken.
    Storm Drain: Water-type moves are drawn to this Pokémon. Water-type moves will do no damage and the Pokémon's SP ATK is raised one stage
    Dreamworld:
    Sand Force: Ground-type, Rock-type & Steel-type moves have their power increased by 33% in a Sandstorm


    Moves (open)
    Code:
    [B]Level-Up Moves[/B]
    Lv1 Mud-slap
    Lv2 Mud Sport
    Lv4 Harden
    Lv7 Water Pulse 
    Lv11 Mud Bomb
    Lv16 Hidden Power
    Lv22 Rain Dance
    Lv29 Body Slam
    Lv41 Muddy Water
    Lv54 Recover
    
    [B]TM/HMs Learned[/B]
    TM06 Toxic
    TM07 Hail
    TM10 Hidden Power
    TM13 Ice Beam
    TM14 Blizzard
    TM15 Hyper Beam
    TM17 Protect
    TM18 Rain Dance
    TM21 Frustration
    TM26 Earthquake
    TM27 Return
    TM28 Dig
    TM32 Double Team
    TM34 Sludge Wave
    TM36 Sludge Bomb
    TM37 Sandstorm
    TM39 Rock Tomb
    TM42 Facade
    TM44 Rest
    TM45 Attract
    TM48 Round
    TM55 Scald
    TM68 Giga Impact
    TM70 Flash
    TM71 Stone Edge
    TM78 Bulldoze
    TM80 Rock Slide
    TM87 Swagger
    TM90 Substitute
    TM94 Rock Smash
    HM03 Surf
    HM04 Strength
    HM05 Waterfall
    HM06 Dive
    
    [B]Egg Moves[/B]
    Counter
    Mirror Coat
    Stockpile
    Swallow
    Spit Up
    Yawn
    Memento
    Curse
    Amnesia
    Fissure
    Trump Card
    Sludge
    Clear Smog
    Brine
    Mist
    
    [B]Gen IV Move Tutor[/B]
    Secret Power
    Endure
    Captivate
    Sleep Talk
    Natural Gift
    Whirlpool
    Icy Wind
    Snore
    Ancientpower
    Earth Power
    Pain Split
    String Shot
    Block
    Headbutt

    GBU Doubles Sets
    Gastrodon @ Rindo Berry / Sitrus Berry
    252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpDef
    Bold Nature
    Ability: Storm Drain
    - Surf
    - Ice Beam
    - Earth Power
    - Recover / Protect

    • Immunity to Surf coupled with the Special Attack boost from Storm Drain allow Gastrodon to perform well under Rain
    • Its slow speed makes it a viable option for Trick Room
    • It can be paired with a Pokemon with Water Absorb in order to create a combination of Surfs that benefit both Pokemon.
    • Gastrodon's typing works well in a weather-based metagame since it benefits from a Sandstorm and from rain.

    (still something of a WIP, but I figure I would post the first one)
  2. CTNC

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    In GBU you can't use moves only available through Gen 4. Sorry :(

    Edit: Sorry, I haven't played GBU or herd of this update...
  3. Virizion

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    It's not September anymore.. seriously. Research before posting, please

    It has always had Storm Drain, he's not discussing the use of Earth Power with its Dream World ability (Sand Force).

    As for Gastrodon himself, I'm currently using him in Singles Free mode with a set similar to the one in the OP, though with a Calm nature and a good amount of EV's in Defence ('Twas traded to me, don't exactly know how many are invested), along with Counter over Earth Power for the suprise factor. Mirror Coat can work as well, but usually people try to avoid using Special attacks against him.
  4. soul_survivor

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    finally a ev set for gastro. Also interesting things to note in doubles he gains access to both icy wind and recover, for a more stallish and supporting gastro. Also in doubles muddy water seems to be more of the standard move in doubles.
  5. iss

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    yeah muddy water is better
  6. Solace

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    Yeah, calm nature can also work, when I play singles I use that nature and a slightly different set (which I will be posting).
    also virizion don't worry this will be focusing on singles as well as doubles, and if you want there to be more singles the best way to do so is contributing!
  7. Tenodera

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    Virizion, I agree. A Physically-Defensive spread with Counter is good fun against Sandstorm teams especially. Unless they run offensive Seed Bomb Donphan (true, painful story).
  8. muffinhead

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    add double team [​IMG] along with recover and toxic. Gastrodon is so disruptive to some teams that you generally have one or two turns where the opponent just can't touch it at all. Double Team is a great way to make use of those turns, especially since Gastrodon's Special Attack is not that high.

    plus its annoying
  9. DreamTalon

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    Gastrodon is a good weather counter to have. But I wouldn't run a stall set in GBU singles or doubles, with people dcing enough when you just thrash the with a better team.
  10. cosmicexplorer

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    While dcing may be a problem with such a stallish set, that doesn't mean it's not a good set which allows you to accrue wins. If that philosophy held true, Blissey would be useless. I've used Double Team to great effect; it's excellent thanks to Gastrodon's excellent bulk and typing, which allows it to get a number of free turns, especially with Recover.

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