http://veekun.com/dex/pokemon/magby [Overview] Hard to switch into due to powerful moves and coverage. Great offenses, has excellent Attack, Speed, and Special Attack. Packs priority. [SET] name: Mixed Priority Sweeper move 1: Flare Blitz move 2: Mach Punch move 3: ThunderPunch move 4: Overheat item: Life Orb ability: Flame Body nature: Lonely evs: 236 Atk / 252 Spe ivs: 0 HP Set Description: Great coverage and power. Flare Blitz is the main STAB and hurts like hell. Mach Punch finishes foes off like Houndour and Sneasel. ThunderPunch nails Water-types. Overheat OHKOes Gligar and makes a great opening attack without causing recoil damage from Flare Blitz. Additional Comments: Brick Break can be used over Mach Punch to hit Munchlax harder. Hidden Power Grass can be used to easily OHKO Omanyte and others. Teammates and Counters: Chinchou can switch in once. Defensive Omanyte can come in and survive Flare Blitz + ThunderPunch, but it needs to be careful with Hidden Power Grass, or Mach Punch + ThunderPunch Diglett makes a great partner for removing these Pokemon from the match relatively easily. Munchlax can switch in and fend off Omanyte and easily beat Chinchou. Any Grass-type would be useful. [SET] name: Mixed WallBreaker move 1: Fire Blast move 2: Cross Chop move 3: Hidden Power Grass move 4: ThunderPunch item: Life Orb ability: Flame Body nature: Timid evs: 200 SpA / 252 Spe Set Description: Impossible to switch into safely. Fire Blast hits hard. Cross Chop OHKOes Munchlax and most Fire-type switch-ins. Hidden Power Grass OHKOes Omanyte and nails Chinchou. ThunderPunch is solely for Mantyke. Additional Comments: Not much. Teammates and Counters: Chinchou can switch in once. Fast revenge killers work, such as any Water-type with priority. Diglett makes a great partner for removing these Pokemon from the match relatively easily. Munchlax can switch in and easily beat Chinchou. Any Grass-type would be useful. [SET] name: Nitro Charge move 1: Nitro Charge move 2: Fire Blast move 3: Cross Chop move 4: Hidden Power Grass item: Life Orb ability: Flame Body nature: Naive / Mild evs: 160 Atk / 60 Def / 196 SpA / 92 Spe ivs: 2 HP Set Description: Great coverage, really fast after a boost. Fire Blast hits hard. Cross Chop hits what Fire Blast doesn't. Hidden Power Grass hits essentially everything else. Nitro Charge also does a decent amount of damage, even if it doesn't give you the Speed boost. Additional Comments: Magby can use Flare Blitz and Brick Break over Fire Blast and Cross Chop, but that would mean you would have trouble against Pokemon like Munchlax. Teammates and Counters: Flash Fire Pokemon absorb your attack and threaten to hit you hard. Anything with Aqua Jet will revenge kill you. Diglett is a great teammate because it allows you to remove most Flash Fire Pokemon quite easily. Aqua Jet is easily switched into by Croagunk, and most Water-types lose to it. [SET] name: Choice Scarf move 1: Flare Blitz move 2: Brick Break move 3: ThunderPunch move 4: Overheat / Hidden Power Grass item: Choice Scarf ability: Flame Body nature: Lonely / Hasty evs: 240 Atk / 252 Spe Set Description: Reaches 27-28 Speed with a Scarf, outspeeding most Scarfers. Flare Blitz hits really hard with great coverage moves. Overheat rocks Gligar. Additional Comments: Hidden Power Ice always OHKOes Gligar. Hidden Power Grass can be used to OHKO Rock/Water-types. Focus Punch can be used to hit Munchlax harder on the switch. Teammates and Counters: Revenge killed quite easily by priority. Wynaut removes most priority Pokemon. [Team Options] Breaks walls for teammates, so Speed boosting sweepers such as Agility Chinchou make a great teammate for Magby. Grass-types to take Water and Ground-type attacks make great teammates. [Optional Changes] Choice Band is discouraged because switching attacks is invaluable for Magby. Choice Specs is discouraged for the same reason, it's also easier to wall. SubPunch can work on Magby, but it's generally too hard to set up. [Counters] Chinchou can switch in once to most sets. Fast revenge killers work, such as any Water-type with priority. [Dream World] Vital Spirit is generally just a more useful ability for Magby, but nothing too special.