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Karrablast

Discussion in 'BW LC' started by Mektar, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Mektar

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    KABUROMO

    I'm not very familiar with the Little Cup Metagame, but this little guy stands out to me. You'll see why. This thread is dedicated to the discussion of the Pokémon competitively, not whether it will or will not be banned.

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    Kaburomo
    Type: Bug
    Abilities: Shed Skin, Swarm, No Guard
    Base Stats: 50/75/45/40/45/60

    Level Up Moves:
    1: Peck
    4: Leer
    8: Endure
    13: Fury Cutter
    16: Fury Attack
    20: Headbutt
    25: False Swipe
    28: Bug Buzz
    32: Slash
    37: Take Down
    40: Scary Face
    44: X-Scissor
    49: Flail
    52: Swords Dance
    56: Double Edge

    Egg Moves:
    Bug Bite
    Counter
    Faint Attack
    Horn Attack
    Knock Off
    Megahorn
    Pursuit
    Screech

    TM Moves:
    Toxic
    Hidden Power
    Protect
    Rain Dance
    Frustration
    Return
    Double Team
    Aerial Ace
    Facade
    Rest
    Attract
    Rinshou
    Energy Ball
    False Swipe
    Swords Dance
    Mushi no Teikou
    X-Scissor
    Poison Jab
    Swagger
    Substitute
    Cut

    As you can see, this Pokémon has many redeeming qualities, the most important of which is No Guard. For flavor reasons, the evolved form of this thing, Shubargo, doesn't get this ability. Only two other Pokémon in Little Cup have access to this ability, but this guy has some moves that the others don't. Its movepool is unfortunately small, but it gets the moves it needs. Some of those moves are: Megahorn for STAB, Fury Attack for breaking Subs, Pursuit for revenge killing, Double Edge and Aerial Ace for coverage, Bug Bite for eating things, Swords Dance for setting up sweeps, and the ever fun Endure+Flail+Custap strategy. I'll leave the formulation of sets to you guys. Discuss.

    Darkamber8828's set:
    Kaburomo @ Life Orb/Berry Juice
    236 attack/196 Spe/76 def Jolly
    Shed Skin/No Guard
    -Megahorn/Bug Bite
    -Double Edge
    -Swords Dance
    -Aerial Ace/Bug Bite

    Windsong's set:
    Kaburomo@ Choice Band
    Jolly | No Guard
    236 Atk / 196 Spe / 76 Def
    - Megahorn
    - Double Edge
    - Pursuit
    - Aerial Ace / Bug Bite
  2. Bynine

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    No Guard isn't very important when all of your moves are 90-100%. Also, why is Energy Ball with base 40 special attack bolded but Aerial Ace isn't?
  3. Darkamber8828

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    Kaburomo @ Life Orb/Berry Juice
    236 attack/196 Spe/76 def Jolly
    Shed Skin/No Guard
    -Megahorn/Bug Bite
    -Double Edge
    -Swords Dance
    -Aerial Ace/Bug Bite

    This thing has a laughably bad movepool.
  4. Mektar

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    It doesn't get Bug Bite, only Bug Buzz.
  5. Windsong

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    The laughably bad horrible is...well, horribly bad, but there's enough to throw a choice band set out there, because though it's outclassed by a fair amount of stuff, STAB Megahorn is pretty good.

    Kaburomo@ Choice Band
    Jolly | No Guard
    236 Atk / 196 Spe / 76 Def
    - Megahorn
    - Double Edge
    - Pursuit
    - Aerial Ace / Bug Bite

    But yeah, doesn't seem that great.
  6. Darkamber8828

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    Windsong, Life Orb is better than Choice Band, especially with shitty defenses.
  7. Mektar

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    ...oops. Added back in.
  8. Kindrindra

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    Megahorn.

    That is all.
  9. NGC-2024

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    I know this is only kind of related, but I use this little monster in OU, and it wrecks shit. So I can imagine it doing pretty well in LC haha
  10. boredomisbliss

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    Keep in mind No Guard makes the other mon always hit with their moves too, with things that are even more inaccurate like Will-o-Wisp/Hypnosis (which Shed Skin will actually deal with by itself)
  11. Darkamber8828

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    Keep in mind people will be wearing of inflicting status on Karra for fear of getting Shed Skin'd.
  12. iss

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    Keep in mind half of the people you face won't know that.

    Even so, I like No Guard better.
  13. Calcifer

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    I thought Berry Juice was banned?

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