Makuhita (Analysis GP 2/2)

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  1. metsrule158

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    Makuhita
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    [Overview]

    <p>Makuhita is a Fighting-type Pokemon with rather low stats in everything but HP and Attack. With an ability in Thick Fat, Makuhita gains resistances to Fire- and Ice-type attacks, making threats such as Houndour easy to deal with. It was given a large physical movepool to complement its decent Attack stat, including all of the elemental punches. However, Makuhita has a tough time against physical walls such as Gligar, whose stats and typing allow it to easily counter Makuhita (as long as it does not come in on an Ice Punch). Overall, Makuhita is a decent Pokemon with, like every other Pokemon, its own flaws.</p>


    [SET]
    name: Lead
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: Rock Slide / Ice Punch
    move 3: Close Combat / Cross Chop
    move 4: Bullet Punch
    item: Oran Berry
    ability: Thick Fat
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 196 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 236 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is Makuhita's standard lead set. The main purpose is to use Fake Out on turn one, which will cause the opposing Pokemon to flinch. Makuhita can then proceed to do damage the opponent with either Close Combat or Rock Slide. Bullet Punch is helpful as it gives Makuhita a priority attack. Ice Punch is an option for hitting Gligar who would otherwise counter this set. Cross Chop can be used instead of Close Combat if the Defense and Special Defense drop is off-putting, but Makuhita's defensive stats are dangerously low to begin with. As for the item, Oran Berry lets Makuhita recover a good amount of health if it can last long enough for it to activate.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV's may seem complicated, but they are used for a specific purpose. This spread gives Makuhita a Speed stat of 13 and an Attack stat of 15. The remaining EVs are invested in Makuhita's Defense and Special Defense stats for a bit of extra bulk. Rock Slide is the better move for this set, as it inflicts a good amount of damage and has a chance to make your opponent flinch if it can outspeed it. However, using Rock Slide means missing out on Ice Punch for Gligar, who can be a real problem. Toxic can be used if walls are proving problem, but it makes this set more of a supporter than an actual lead. Bronzor is a sturdy wall which takes care of Makuhita's weaknesses and can set up Stealth Rock. Any Pokemon that can set up entry hazards would be a good partner for Makuhita, as he can cause a lot of switches. Makuhita has trouble taking out Gligar and Pokemon that have decent attack stats, as its poor defensive stats would not stand a chance against them.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Force Palm / Toxic
    move 2: Whirlwind
    move 3: Fake Out / Protect/ Bulk Up
    move 4: Brick Break
    item: Oran Berry
    ability: Thick Fat
    nature: Careful
    evs: 180 HP / 196 Def / 116 Sp.Def

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Rather than attempt a directly offensive approach, this set focuses more on supporting the team. The choice between Force Palm and Toxic depends on preference. If slowing a Pokemon is the main priority, run Force Palm, as it has a 30% chance to leave the opponent paralyzed. If you want to take down walls, run Toxic, as the residual damage caused can be a huge benefit to Makuhita. Brick Break is better than Force Palm when paired with Toxic, as having two Fighting-type attacks on the same is redundant. Whirlwind forces the opponent to switch out, and can be exceptionally helpful when paired with entry hazard support. Protect should be used only with Toxic, as it would be fairly pointless otherwise. Because of Makuhita's low Defense stat, Bulk Up is an option, as it gives boosts to both its Attack and Defense stats.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Toxic and Force Palm shouldn't be used together, as two status inflicting moves on one set can be redundant. Oran berry recovers a good amount of health when Makuhita's falls below 50%, often saving its life. Makuhita's ability, Thick Fat, reduces damage from Fire- and Ice-type moves by 50%, increasing its defensive capabilities, making it much more combat efficient. Refresh is an option, as it cures any status condition Makuhita may suffer. Close Combat can be used over Brick Break for more power, but the reduction to Makuhita's Defense and Special Defense stats can be dangerous. Once again, a good partner would be Bronzor, as it resists all of Makuhita's weaknesses and can set up Stealth Rock. Also, a Baton Passer would be helpful, as Makuhita will take as much help as it can get in terms of stat boosts.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick Room Sweeper
    move 1: Belly Drum
    move 2: Close Combat / Cross Chop
    move 3: Bullet Punch
    move 4: Ice Punch / Fire Punch
    item: Oran Berry / Life Orb
    ability: Guts
    nature: Brave
    evs: 196 Atk / 180 HP / 36 Def / 36 Sp.Def
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set makes use of Trick Room and Belly Drum to attempt a sweep. After using a Belly Drum, Makuhita reaches a staggering Attack stat of 64, allowing it to tear through almost any Pokemon. Oran Berry helps Makuhita recover most of the HP it loses after using Belly Drum, which is helpful. Bullet Punch is for hitting pokemon that are slower than Makuhita, as they can outpace it if Trick Room is up. Close Combat and Cross Chop are both exceptional attacking options, but both have their flaws. Close Combat gives Makuhita a Defense and Special Defense drop every time it is used, while Cross Chop has shaky accuracy and less power. Ice Punch is the preferred option for the final slot for hitting Gligar, who would otherwise counter Makuhita. Fire Punch can be used as well to hit Bug-types and Bronzor, but has little use outside of that.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The item chosen depends on the team being used. Life Orb can be used for the boost in power, but it greatly reduces Makuhita's longevity, as Belly Drum already depletes half of its health. Oran Berry is preferred, as it recovers 10 HP after using Belly Drum. Makuhita is better used with the help of a dual screener so as to reduce damage taken. Once again, Bronzor makes for a good teammate, as it is a decent wall and covers Makuhita's weaknesses.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Makuhita doesn't have too many other options due to its limited movepool. Fire Punch can be used to hit Bronzor and Bug-type Pokemon for super effective damage. Makuhita gets a couple of decent special attacks, but with such a terrible Special Attack stat, this is an inferior option. Earthquake is not used, simply because Makuhita's STAB Fighting-type attacks already hit most of the same opponents for more damage. Superpower is an option, but the drop to Makuhita's Attack and Defense stats can be severely dangerous.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Ghost-type Pokemon such as Duskull counter Makuhita very well, as they can switch into a Fighting-type move and cripple Makuhita with a status condition. Offensive Pokemon that outspeed Makuhita can be a major threat outside of Trick Room. Even Pokemon that don't outspeed Makuhita can severely damage it with priority moves. Koffing resists Makuhita's STAB attacks and can OHKO with STAB Sludge Bomb. Although it's a great partner, Bronzor can also be used to counter a Makuhita not running Fire Punch.</p>
  2. macle

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    we (qc) wants a lead set
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    Yup, adding one right now.
    EDIT: Done.
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    Ugh, I messed up with the fake out lead yesterday. I have fixed everything now.
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    Its a good analysis. Just a few minor concerns, in the TR set, you could put Cross Chop as an alternative to Close Combat. The defense drops of Close Combat could be replaced by the inaccuracy of Cross Chop.

    Also, the QC team would probably know better, but in the TR set you could slash Fire Punch with Ice Punch as an alternative. Ice Punch for Gligar and Hippo, Fire Punch for Bronzor and Snover and others.
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    I'll add that, Thanks =)
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    Looks good, but a couple of things:
    - Oran Berry should be the only slash on the Belly Drum/TR set, it really doesn't need the extra power and you will die way too fast with Toxic Orb or Life Orb.
    - Mention somewhere that Thick Fat Makuhita is one of the only Pokemon that resists both Fire and Dark, meaning it's not bad for dealing with Houndour. The overview might be the best place to throw in that gem.
    - Perhaps slash in Ice Punch with Rock Slide on the first set (for Gligar)?
    - You need teammates for each of the sets (put them in Additional Comments), and you should expand on the counters section a little bit more as well.
    - Speaking of the counters section, you list Will-o-wisp Duskull, but Guts Makuhita is the main option on most of the sets. You might wanna take out Will-o-wisp (Duskull still does fine), just because it's not really a good thing to burn Makuhita.
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    Thanks, implemented all of the changes.
  9. metsrule158

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    i believe that you need to expand on your set and additional comments sections, imo
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    Thanks Macle

    Waiting for the second check so I can write it up!
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    k seems good
    2/2
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    This is now ready for GP checks!
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    Ok, I was going to GP this, but you really need to add some more info. You've written, quite frankly, barely anything. A little more would help a lot!
    VM me when you've added some more, and I'll get around to it.
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    according to SDS this shouldn't have even passed quality control, i would recommend getting his opinions on makuhita before proceeding any further
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    gave mets the OP

    dunno what's going on with the sets though, you'd have to get in contact with Vader or someone
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    cool, thanks. will update sets and stuff after vader replies back.
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    ok, well i asked iss cuz hes the only one who responded and he said it was okay, so im just gonna start working on this
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    okay, i finished making changes and stuff. if it is not that good i will change it, as i was rushing in trying to finish it a little. and tell me if this has to go through qc again or just to gp.
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    Amateur GP check!
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    This is a good analysis. Well done :)

    EDIT: I'm on my phone, so I can't edit this in, but please remove the third sentence in OO when you implement this. If you really want to mention Machop, please do so in the first sentence of OO. Sorry I missed that.
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    Stamping Shame That's Check.

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    Thank you Shame That! I implemented your GP check. Just need one more now. oh, and ice is neutral against fighting O_o
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    Thick Fat gives resistance to Fire- and Ice-type attacks...
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    [Overview]

    <p>Makuhita is a Fighting-type Pokemon with rather low stats in everything but HP and Attack. With an ability in Thick Fat, Makuhita gains resistances to Fire- and Ice-type attacks, making threats such as Houndour easy to deal with. It was given a large physical movepool to complement its decent Attack stat, including all of the elemental punches. However, Makuhita has a tough time against physical walls such as Gligar, whose stats and typing allow it to easily counter Makuhita (as long as it does not come in on an Ice Punch). Overall, Makuhita is a decent Pokemon with, like every other Pokemon, its own flaws.</p>


    [SET]
    name: Lead
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: Rock Slide / Ice Punch
    move 3: Close Combat / Cross Chop
    move 4: Bullet Punch
    item: Oran Berry
    ability: Thick Fat
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 196 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 236 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is Makuhita's standard lead set. The main purpose is to use Fake Out on turn one, which will cause the opposing Pokemon to flinch. Makuhita can then proceed to do damage the opponent with either Close Combat or Rock Slide. Bullet Punch is helpful as it gives Makuhita a priority attack. Ice Punch is an option for hitting Gligar who would otherwise counter this set. Cross Chop can be used instead of Close Combat if the Defense and Special Defense drop is off-putting, as but Makuhita's defensive stats are dangerously low to begin with. As for the item, Oran Berry lets Makuhita recover a good amount of health, if Makuhita it can last long enough for it to activate.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV's may seem complicated, but they are used for a specific purpose. This spread gives Makuhita a Speed stat of 13 and an Attack stat of 15. The remaining EVs are invested in Makuhita's Defense and Special Defense stats for a bit of extra bulk. Rock Slide is the better move for this set, as it inflicts a good amount of damage and has a chance to make your opponent flinch if it can outspeed it. However, using Rock Slide means missing out on Ice Punch for Gligar, who can be a real problem. Toxic can be used if walls are proving a problem, but it makes this set more of a supporter than an actual lead. In the way of teammates, Bronzor is a sturdy wall which takes care of Makuhita's weaknesses and can set up Stealth Rock. Any Pokemon that can set up entry hazards would be a good partner for Makuhita, as he can cause a lot of switches. Makuhita has trouble taking out Gligar and Pokemon that have decent attack stats, as its poor defensive stats would not stand a chance against them.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Force Palm / Toxic
    move 2: Whirlwind
    move 3: Fake Out / Protect/ Bulk Up
    move 4: Brick Break
    item: Oran Berry
    ability: Thick Fat
    nature: Careful
    evs: 180 HP / 196 Def / 116 Sp.Def

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Rather than attempt a directly offensive approach, this set focuses more on supporting the team. The choice between Force Palm and Toxic depends on preference. If slowing a Pokemon is the main priority, run Force Palm, as it has a 30% chance to leave the opponent paralyzed. If you want to take down walls, run Toxic, as the residual damage caused can be of a huge benefit to Makuhita. Brick Break is better than Force Palm when paired with Toxic, as having two Fighting-type attacks on the same is set can be redundant. Whirlwind forces the opponent to switch out, and can be exceptionally helpful when paired with entry hazard support. Protect should be used only with Toxic, as it would be fairly pointless otherwise. Because of Makuhita's low Defense stat, Bulk Up is an option, as it gives boosts to both its Attack and Defense stats.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Toxic and Force Palm shouldn't be used together, as two status inflicting moves on one set can be redundant. Oran berry recovers a good amount of health when Makuhita's falls below reaches 50%, often saving its life. Makuhita's ability, Thick Fat, reduces damage from Fire- and Ice-type moves by 50%, slightly increasing Makuhita's its defensive capabilities, making it much more combat efficient. Refresh is an option, as it cures any status condition Makuhita may suffer. Close Combat can be used over Brick Break for more power, but the reduction to Makuhita's Defense and Special Defense stats can be dangerous. Once again, a good partner would be Bronzor, as it resists all of Makuhita's weaknesses and can set up Stealth Rock. Also, a Baton Passer would be helpful, as Makuhita will take as much help as it can get in terms of the field of stat boosts.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick Room Sweeper
    move 1: Belly Drum
    move 2: Close Combat / Cross Chop
    move 3: Bullet Punch
    move 4: Ice Punch / Fire Punch
    item: Oran Berry / Life Orb
    ability: Guts
    nature: Brave
    evs: 196 Atk / 180 HP / 36 Def / 36 Sp.Def
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set makes use of Trick Room and Belly Drum to attempt a sweep. After using a Belly Drum, Makuhita reaches a staggering Attack stat of 64, allowing it to tear through almost any Pokemon. Oran Berry helps Makuhita recover most of the HP it loses after using Belly Drum, which is helpful. Bullet Punch is for hitting pokemon that are slower than Makuhita, as they can outpace it if Trick Room is up. Close Combat and Cross Chop are both exceptional attacking options, but both have their flaws. Close Combat gives Makuhita a Defense and Special Defense drop every time it is used, while Cross Chop has shaky accuracy and less power. Ice Punch is the preferred option for the final slot for hitting Gligar, who would otherwise counter Makuhita. Fire Punch can be used as well to hit Bug-types and Bronzor, but has little use outside of that.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The item chosen depends on the team being used. Life Orb can be used for the boost in power, but it greatly reduces Makuhita's longevity, as Belly Drum already depletes half of its health. Oran Berry is preferred, as it recovers heals 10 HP after using Belly Drum. Makuhita is better used with the help of a dual screener so as to reduce damage taken. Once again, Bronzor makes for a good teammate, as it is a decent wall and takes care of covers Makuhita's weaknesses.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Makuhita doesn't have too many other options due to its limited movepool. Fire Punch can be used to hit Bronzor and Bug-type Pokemon for super effective damage. Makuhita gets a couple of decent special attacks, but with such a terrible Special Attack stat, this is an inferior option. Earthquake is not used, simply because Makuhita's STAB Fighting-type attacks already hit most of the same opponents for more damage. Superpower is an option, but the drop to Makuhita's Attack and Defense stats can be severely dangerous.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Ghost-type Pokemon such as Duskull counter Makuhita very well, as they can switch into a Fighting-type move and cripple Makuhita with a status condition. Offensive Pokemon that outspeed Makuhita can be a major threat outside of Trick Room. Even Pokemon that don't outspeed Makuhita can severely damage it with priority moves. Koffing resists Makuhita's STAB attacks move and can OHKO with a STAB Sludge Bomb. Although it's a great partner, Bronzor can also be used to counter a Makuhita not running Fire Punch.</p>


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    spacing errors in that GP check and forgot to delete one "of". This is done.

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