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Gen 3 Konichiwa, Fool. (RMT)

Discussion in 'Ruins of Alph' started by Thorns, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Thorns

    Thorns

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    This is Konichiwa, Fool. My latest NU team. Believe it or not, it can compete in OU.

    Glalie (F) @ Salac Berry ** Deedeedee
    Trait: Inner Focus
    EVs: 164 HP / 252 Atk / 92 Spd
    Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
    - Earthquake
    - Explosion
    - Ice Beam
    - Spikes

    Sole Mission: Spike and Explode.

    Girafarig (F) @ Petaya Berry ** Elite Sweep
    Trait: Early Bird
    EVs: 64 HP / 56 Spd / 252 SAtk / 136 SDef
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Baton Pass
    - Calm Mind
    - Thunder Wave
    - Thunderbolt

    Paralyze the faster Pokemon, and pass Calm Minds around the squad.

    Plusle (M) @ Leftovers ** MADNESS
    Trait: Plus
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Spd / 252 SAtk
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Baton Pass
    - Hidden Power [Grass]
    - Substitute
    - Thunderbolt

    Hits hard with Thunderbolt after recieving Calm Minds. Passes Substitute.

    Raticate (M) @ Leftovers ** Kiyaa!
    Trait: Guts
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Double-Edge
    - Shadow Ball
    - Super Fang
    - Thunder Wave

    Main Physical attacker. Secondary Paralysis, if I ever need it.

    Swalot (M) @ Leftovers ** Bubblebeam
    Trait: Liquid Ooze
    EVs: 252 HP / 72 Atk / 92 Def / 92 SDef
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Counter
    - Explosion
    - Sludge Bomb
    - Yawn

    Takes Fighting htis, survives Earthquakes, Counters for the kill.

    Whiscash (M) @ Leftovers ** Earthquake
    Trait: Oblivious
    EVs: 28 HP / 224 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SAtk
    Lax Nature (+Def, -SDef)
    - Earthquake
    - Ice Beam
    - Rest
    - Surf

    Another defensive Pokemon. Has trouble with HP Grass, but other than that, he can't be OHKO'd. 28 HP EVs give him 368 HP, allowing me to hit harder with Earthquake with the leftover EVs.

    Summary: My strategy revolves around getting Plusle and Girafarig to sweep, or forcing my opponent to switch when I bring out the others and take Spikes damage. Has slight trouble with status, so if someone could suggest me a cleric to use in NU, that'd be great.

    EDIT: thank you Mr Iggeh for helping out on Netbattle
  2. Muchabi

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    Lickitung can go over Raticate maybe. Heal Bell is an XD move for it.

    If not, your best choice is probably Chimecho.
  3. Umby

    Umby I'm gonna bury you in the ground~
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    On a team where you can spread paralysis pretty quickly, I'd definitely be using something else over Swalot's Counter (especially since a full para on a random turn screws things over), like Encore. I also believe you should use a Relaxed Nature on Whicash (though if Iggeh suggested that, I probably won't contest). No solid normal/flying resist might be kind of tricky, but you'll have to tell me how that works out for you.
  4. Thorns

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    Yeah, Synchronize, you're right, Whiscash is now Relaxed.

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