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Golem's Resurrection (QC 0/3)

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by karimfantom, Nov 4, 2012.

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  1. karimfantom


    Nov 3, 2012
    Golem, for OU Sandstorm teams
    *NOTE: This build is strictly for sandstorm teams*
    Leftovers, Sturdy
    Nature: Careful, EV's: 200 hp/56 def/252 sp. def.
    Sucker punch, Thunder punch, Stone edge, Earthquake

    Reason for Golem's revival
    -He's a bad-@ss looking Pokemon.
    -He fills a great spot as a soaker on a sandstorm team.
    -Sandstorm gives him a 33% Special Defense increase
    -Immunity to electric type moves and thunder-wave
    -Fire resistance will make Golem an excellent choice to switch in when you are using a steel type Pokemon.
    -Stealth rock resistance.
    -He can take Metagross's bullet punch just fine.

    -He will destroy Starmie, Tentacruel, Celebi, Gyrados, Gengar, Jirachi, Metagross, Toxicroak, Thundurus-T, Jellicant, Blissey, Skarmory, Salamence, Dragonite, Venasaur. Possibly others.

    -Upon switching in Golem against Starmie, Golem will only lose 50% HP or less from Scald. He won't get hit again because Sucker Punch will kill Starmie.
    -I've only died twice against water attacks, that was against a Spec'd Latios (using surf) and a Politoed (unknown build, used hydro pump). Although, Golem HAS survived before against Politoed Hydro Pump.

    -Hydro pump accompanied by strong water-type pokemon
    -Terrakion (?)

    -I haven't been able to test his vessel when it comes to fighting type pokemon. Believe it or not, I haven't ran into a lot. I have used Golem on my team for at least 30 battles and rarely has he been totally useless (as in, dying in 1-2 turns).
    I am confident in Golem.

    Golem is probably the ONLY pokemon you can benefit from Sandstorm with, that is a menace to water/grass&poison pokemon. His typing is deceiving.

    4.5/5 stars.
  2. AccidentalGreed

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    Jun 12, 2009

    edit because I can't post for no reason: Golem is overall horrible in the metagame, and I don't think I need to explain its already numerous weaknesses, which you fail or refuse to emphasize.
  3. shrang

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    Jul 24, 2009
    Wow. So pro.

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