Sea Horses are strong! Keldeo (EB Bluffer) Overview Good Bluff and strong support Easily manhandles oppositions teams with its incredible, unstoppable coverage Keldeo [SET] name: Expert Belt move 1: Secret Sword move 2: Hydro Pump move 3: Icy Wind move 4: Hidden Power Bug / Hidden Power Electric item: Expert Belt nature: Timid evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe [SET COMMENTS] <p>Expert Belt Keldeo is one of the best bluffs in the game! While it can't boast the strengths of Specs, the revenge killing prowress of Scarf, or even the late game sweeping of CM, it can do something none of its other sets can accomplish: luring. Most of its usual counters in Celebi, Tentacruel, Latias, Latios, Toxicroak, Jellicent, and Amoonguss can easily be flattened with the aid of its new Expert Belt. It should be noted that Expert Belt Keldeo can also lure in Pokemon trying to resist one of its STABs or coverage moves (very common if they predict the choice set) such as Dragon Dance Dragonite, Dragon Dance Gyarados, Rock Polish Landorus-I, Rock Polish Landorus-T, Dragon Dance Landorus-I, opposing Keldeo, Terrakion, LO Lati@s, Nasty Plot Celebi, Growth Venusaur, Swords Dance Scizor, Forretress, Hippowdon, and Politoed. Secret Sword and Hydro Pump are to utilize both of its strong STABs to make use of its 129 base special attack as well as to hit on both sides of the spectrum. Icy Wind is used over Hidden Power [Ice] to utilize the perks of speed deduction, catching the Lati twins for easy KOs as well as preventing Dragonite from setting up Dragon Dances easily. Finally, the last move slot is determined based on what you want to hit. Hidden Power [Bug] is the optimal choice to 2HKO Celebi (assuming you hit it with Icy Wind on the switch its as good as dead), as well as having a useful niche of hitting the Lati twins after a speed drop (although Latios is 2HKO'd always by Icy Wind, Latias can sometimes get away for a 3HKO, it should be noted that you should always use another Icy Wind on Latios to maintain the bluff rather to HP [Bug] when they would both KO). Hidden Power [Electric] can be used to hit Jellicent, Gyarados, Tentacruel, and any other bulky water (such as Politoed, as its hit slightly harder than it would be by Secret Sword).</p> [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] <p>Additionally, one could opt to use Rain Dance over a Hidden Power coverage if they're using a weatherless team. Rain Dance is a useful move to put a stop to sun and sand teams (ruining Stoutland and Venusaur's sweeping, not to mention it can reduce Victini's V-Create and it can cease your opponents sand residual damage). Hidden Power [Psychic] can be used to hit both Tentacruel and to OHKO Toxicroak if your team struggles to hit them. Mystic Water can be utilized if one were to want stronger Hydro Pumps (bluffing Specs better), but it must be warned against if you want to utilize lures because you'll often miss many KOs without the aid of Expert Belt.</p> <p>As far as teammates go, Breloom greatly appreciates the ability to lure and kill Ammonguss, Lati@s, and Celebi, as well as DD Gyarados, LO Agility Thundurus-T, and even Feraligatyr. Breloom is quite ideal as it can break down Jellicent (as well as Thundurus-T), and Gyarados can set up on it. Clear counters are hard to come by but Jellicent will always wall non-HP [Electric] variants (and HP Electric variants needs Spikes and SR to 2HKO). Scarf Latias and Scarf Latios are great counters because even with the speed drop they can still outspeed and KO Keldeo. Scarf Keldeo is another good check as Expert Belt Keldeo can't tank many hits from it and can't outpace it either. Tornadus-I is a good check so long as it isn't switching into an Icy Wind, and Venusaur can beat all non-Rain Dance Keldeo sets as well underneath its sun support.</p> Logs (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Logs (open) Logs (close) Here is a log of Rain Dance Keldeo working, while at the same time demonstrates how EB Keldeo can bluff (see the turn with Dragonite vs. Keldeo). Here!