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Klinklang (QC 3/3)

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by November Blue, Dec 12, 2011.

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  1. November Blue

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    [Overview]


    • It's a bunch of gears.
    • Cool sweeper
    • Decent bulk
    • Godawful movepool

    [SET]
    name: Manual Transmission
    move 1: Shift Gear
    move 2: Gear Grind
    move 3: Return
    move 4: Substitute / Hidden Power Ground
    item: Leftovers / Life Orb
    nature: Adamant / Naughty
    evs: 224 HP / 252 Atk / 32 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]


    • Set up and sweep. Simple.
    • Return for stuff that resists Steel, such as Emboar, Eelektross...
    • HP Ground for Magneton and other Klinklang.
    • Substitute blocks status, and augments Klinklang's decent defenses.
    • Speed EVs are set to beat Timid Scarf Rotom-F/Rotom-S after a Shift.

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]


    • doo dah, doo dah...

    [Other Options]


    • Volt Switch
    • Rock Smash + Fighting Gem

    [Checks and Counters]


    • Weaker on the special side, doesn't like Fire or Ground.
    • Emboar, Magneton...
    • Bulky waters, especially Unaware Quagsire.
    • Defensive Torterra (Haven't seen one of these yet)
    • Camerupt, Torkoal, defensive Rotom-S, defensive Eelektross, other Klinklang (must have HP Ground) and Gurdurr.

    Dream World]

    Clear Body would be really nice.
  2. Ice-eyes

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    Counters section needs actual counters - i.e. bulky waters (especially Quagsire), defensive Torterra and so on.

    You want 32 Speed EVs in order to beat Timid Scarf Rotom-A at +2. Faster Scarfers than that are *rare*. Unless you wanted to Sub on Miltank Body Slams or something, but you're probably better off with the bulk.

    Other than that, it looks fine. Klink isn't a complicated mon.

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    Why is Fraxure listed under checks and counters? I'm pretty sure that gets annihilated after a Shift Gear. Also, you really only need a very small investment in speed like Ice-eyes mentioned just because it outpaces everything after a boost. Dump da rest in HP.

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    Also Fraxure doesn't get Earthquake (new fact I recently learned) soooo it can't do jack. Good checks/counters include: Camerupt, Torkoal, defensive Rotom-S, defensive Eelektross, other Klinklang (must have HP Ground) and Gurdurr.

    I second the 32 speed EVs, though I generally run a few less than that for some unknown reason (My spread outspeeds Scarf Braviary at +2, I should probably invest some more but "oh well").

    Has anyone legitimately used Rock Smash + Fighting Gem in any battle?

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  5. November Blue

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    No Earthquake? o_O News to me too.

    Rock Smash + Fighting Gem was just an idea I had, haven't actually tested it yet. It's stronger than a resisted Gear Grind when super effective.

    Other than that, changes made. Thanks guys!
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