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Quality Control Heracross (Analysis) [QC 0/3]

Discussion in 'Dream World Analyses' started by JellyOs, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. JellyOs


    Aug 17, 2010


    • Situationally good typing
    • Great Atk stat
    • Good STABs
    • Great abilities
    • Workable bulk
    • Weakness to hurricane
    • Middling speed
    • Many new faster threats

    set name: Choice
    move 1: Close Combat
    move 2: Megahorn
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Night Slash / Pursuit
    item: Choice Scarf / Choice Band
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe


    • Great revenger or powerhouse
    • CC is the standard STAB move
    • Megahorn gives good coverage with CC and is another STAB
    • Stone Edge hits Flying-types like Tornadus-T and Thudurus-T
    • Night Slash is over Pursuit to guarantee the OHKO against Chandy
    • Pursuit works better with Band so yea
    • Moxie is better with Scarf but Band can use either ability


    • Sweeper spread because that's Hera's thing
      Jolly to always beat Chandy
    • Pretty much no other options on this set; don't use EQ
    • Chandy can catch you locked into either STAB so watch out
    • Tornadus in either forme can outspeed and OHKO Band
    • Watch out for Flying-types as they resist both STABs
    • Magnezone makes for a good partner due to typing and his ability to stop
    • Skarm

    set name: 3 Attacks
    move 1: Close Combat
    move 2: Megahorn
    move 3: Stone Edge / Night Slash
    move 4: Substitute / Swords Dance
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe


    • Great attack and decent bulk allow for a 3 attack set
    • Close Combat and Megahorn make for STABs
    • Stone Edge hits flying types
    • Night Slash hits Psychics and Ghosts
    • Sub stops prediction reliance
    • Guts is a good ability, but it's kinda useless with Sub


    • Pursuit to act as a trapper
    • Adamant for more power since you're not beating Scrarf Chandy anyway
    • Less speed, more bulk
    • Magnezone makes a good partner
    • Things that can spin are good too, especially Starmie for outspeeding Thundurus-T and Tornadus-I

    [Other Options]

    • Bulk Up set with 3 attacks
    • Bulky spread of 188 HP / 252 Atk / 68 Jolly
    • RestTalk
    • Really not much else

    [Checks and Counters]

    • Tornadus
    • Tornadus-T
    • Thundurus
    • Thundurus-T
    • Other Flying-types
    • Faster attackers with SE attacks
    • Genesect
    • Alakazam
    • Scarf Chandy against non-scarfed
    • Jellicent
    • Gliscor
    • Skarmory
    • Forre

    wrote this up because 2 of mine are in GP

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