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Kobaruon (QC Approved 2/2)

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by Megan_Fox, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Megan_Fox


    Nov 25, 2009


    • Impressive speed (allows it to Outpace Chomp and base 100s_
    • Typing is only shared with lucario
    • 4x Resistance to SR
    • Advantages over Lucario (Speed and Bulk as well as Justice Heart)
    • Justice Heart (Attack Boosted One stage when hit by a Dark Type Attack)
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Close Combat
    move 2: Stone Edge / Iron Head
    move 3: Swords Dance
    move 4: Rock Polish / Substitute
    item: Life Orb / Leftovers
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 4 HP / 252 AtK / 252 Spe

    Set Description:

    • Fast, good offensive typing and is able to boost effectively with SD

    • Base 91/128/72 defenses along with its Steel / Fighting typing gives it many chances to setup.
    • Close Combat for STAB, stone edge to hit those who are immune / resist
    Additional Comments:

    • Substitute can be used since it forces many switches.
    • Rock Polish can also be used in the Last Slot to outpace opponents who have scarf / faster
    • Iron Head has STAB and 30% Flinch rate and has decent coverage with CC
    Teammates & Counters:

    • Pokemon that can take Fire and Ice Type attacks, Heatran and Bulky Waters come to mind.
    • Pokemon that Lure Dark Type Attacks
    • Skarmory Can take a +2 CC
    • Wobbuffet can Encore / Counter Birijion
    • Mewtwo can Aura Sphere for a simple KO
    [Team Options]

    • Wobbuffet can both bait Dark-type moves for Justice Heart boosts and take Fighting-type moves aimed at Kobaruon
    • Teammates that set up entry hazards
    • Pokemon who can take Fire attacks (Heatran , Kyogre , Reshiram)
    [Optional Changes]

    • Sacred Sword can be used over Close Combat, trading power in order to stay away from the Defense/Special Defense drops.
    • Can Run Cheer Up set, but inferior to SD for the most part
    • Can Run CM set, but largely inferior to NP Luke and not much reason to use over SD

    • Scarfed Pokemon who have a Super Effective move on Kobaruon ( EX: Heatran, Reshiram) , Mewtwo, Deoxys forms
    • Wobbuffet can Encore / Counter Birijion
    • Lugia can take hits and T-Wave / Reflect
    • Giratina , Giratina-O , Lati@s, Mewtwo can all easily take attacks and deal large amounts of damage
    [Dream World]

    • Kobaruon does not have a Dream World ability
  2. Rising_Dusk

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    Dec 27, 2009
    Fixed spacing, marked as done.
  3. Setsuna

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    Jan 1, 2009
    Bloo and I talked this over on IRC, and this is what we think would be best for this set: it can function as a Double Dancer, using Swords Dance against slower teams, and Rock Polish against offensive line-ups; then Substitute can be relegated to OC. In addition to this, mentioning the possibility of using an Adamant nature instead of Jolly is plausible, so don't forget to put this in your OP as well. Finally, the set should be named "Double Dancer" now that SD and RP are the main options of it.

    QC APPROVED (1/2)
  4. Bloo

    Bloo Banned deucer.

    Jan 20, 2009
    Agreeing w/ Setsuna. I have one thing to say, though: remove all Uber mentions from your OP and replace them with OU mentions now that we are writing for the OU metagame.

    Kobaruon has 129 base Defense according to the serebii link near the top of your page, not 128 like you mention. Other than that, I approve. There isn't much else this guy can do, unfortunately.

    QC APPROVED (2/2)
  5. Ahhhhhh......Clefable.


    Oct 14, 2010
    This is being very, VERY nitpicky, but should Swords Dance be the first option on the appropriately named "Swords Dance" set?

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