1. New to the forums? Check out our Mentorship Program!
    Our mentors will answer your questions and help you become a part of the community!
  2. Welcome to Smogon Forums! Please take a minute to read the rules.

Mandibuzz

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by November Blue, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. November Blue

    November Blue NO YOUTUBE, I DO NOT WANT TO WATCH VIDEOS AT MAX VOLUME!!
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,644
    [​IMG]

    [Overview]

    <p>Mandibuzz is a strange case. Her appearance may seem brittle and vicious, but she is, in fact, the exact opposite. Mandibuzz is extremely bulky thanks to her 110 / 105 / 95 defensive stats, which are backed by an excellent recovery move in Roost. Furthermore, Mandibuzz may seem intimidating, but her offensive stats—base 65 Attack and 55 Special Attack—are absolutely heinous. Attacking is not Mandibuzz's forte, though. This bedraggled bird excels in walling the enemy, and her comprehensive support movepool aids her greatly in this. Unfortunately, Mandibuzz carries the burden shared by almost every Flying-type: a Stealth Rock weakness.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Specially Defensive
    move 1: Taunt
    move 2: Roost
    move 3: Toxic
    move 4: Brave Bird / Whirlwind
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Overcoat
    nature: Careful
    evs: 248 HP / 244 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Mandibuzz has several things going for her: base 80 Speed, which is useful for Taunting slower foes; an immunity to Psychic- and Ground-type moves, plus a Spikes immunity; the Overcoat ability, which nullifies weather damage; and a few useful resistances to predominantly special types, such as Grass and Ghost. Mandibuzz is an excellent complement to defensive cores and offensive teams that require some extra special bulk. Her decent Speed and ability to Roost make her quite an effective wall, as she has the bulk to shake off most attacks, even super effective ones. Pokemon such as Roselia, Steelix, Claydol, and Gligar all have a hard time surmounting Mandibuzz. While Mandibuzz's Dark / Flying typing gives her some useful resistances and immunities, it has its share of downsides too. The Stealth Rock weakness is a huge problem, because a wall that needs Rapid Spin support doesn't exactly scream "reliable". In practice, you will find that Mandibuzz cannot safely wall some foes while Stealth Rock is up. Her typing also gives her a few unwanted weaknesses to Ice- and Electric-type moves, which can hold her back when attempting to wall special attackers, such as Galvantula, Rotom, Abomasnow, and Jynx. The Fighting- and Bug-type weaknesses that Roosting causes annoy Mandibuzz to no end, as the RU tier is full of slow Pokemon that carry Fighting- and Bug-type moves.</p>

    <p>Though it may seem crazy to run a set without any attacking moves, the four support moves outlined above are all extremely useful, and Mandibuzz won't be doing much damage with Brave Bird anyway. Toxic is Mandibuzz's most efficient means of damaging foes, and she would be helpless against many defensive Pokemon without it. The threat of Toxic will scare off many Pokemon, and combined with Taunt, turns the vulture into a stall team's worst nightmare. Inversely, Whirlwind gives Mandibuzz the ability to shut down offensive Pokemon that might attempt to set up on her. Sharpedo, for example, cannot OHKO Mandibuzz, and will lose all of its accumulated Speed boosts. Sceptile is unable to SubSeed stall Mandibuzz, who resists its Grass-type moves. Perhaps the most impressive use of Whirlwind, however, is against Honchkrow; Mandibuzz is bulky enough to survive a +1 Brave Bird from Moxie SubRoost Honchkrow and disarm it with Whirlwind, safely preventing a potentially disastrous sweep.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>248 HP EVs are used to minimize Stealth Rock damage, possibly giving Mandibuzz one more switch-in. 16 Speed EVs allow her to outpace Adamant Aggron and Roost before Head Smash connects, lowering the damage to a minimum of 81%. Overcoat is a nifty perk for Mandibuzz, as it prevents weather damage, thus giving Mandibuzz an edge against hail teams. Though Mandibuzz can deal with Honchkrow fairly well, an extra safety measure can be taken; an EV spread of 248 HP / 80 SpD / 180 Spe is like strapping a jetpack onto Mandibuzz's back, and allows her to fly loop-de-loops around Honchkrow. At these speeds, Mandibuzz can easily tag the mob crow with Toxic, which could otherwise be blocked by Substitute. Speaking of Substitute, Mandibuzz can use the move in lieu of Taunt, as a Substitute protects Mandibuzz from status and support moves in much the same way as Taunting. Overall, the move is less useful than Taunt, which has much wider applications. Another move up for consideration is U-turn. This flashy maneuver is a great way to retain momentum against offensive teams, and allows Mandibuzz to escape unfavorable situations, such as Wynaut's company. Teaming Mandibuzz with Pokemon who resist her weaknesses is naturally favorable. Gurrdurr, Qwilfish, Quagsire, Rotom-C, Slowking, and Lanturn are all good examples. As with any Stealth Rock-weak Pokemon, Rapid Spin support is really useful. Claydol is a great choice for a partner, as it resists the Fighting- and Rock-type moves that harrow Mandibuzz, and is also immune to Electric-type moves.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>The RU metagame is riddled with Eviolite users, making Knock Off quite a useful option. The move is far too weak to use as a damaging attack, but having the ability to rid opponents of their precious Eviolites and Choice Scarves is more than worth it. Another interesting option is the Tailwind + U-turn combination. With this, Mandibuzz can set up a sweep for an ally, which is especially useful for slow, powerful attackers, such as Luxray, Rhydon, and Honchkrow. Mandibuzz can also attempt a bulky attacker set; a set consisting of Roost, Nasty Plot, Air Slash, and Taunt can be used with a Calm nature. Air Slash on this set is, on average, stronger than Brave Bird, but it still cannot do anything to Steel-types.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Some of the best Mandibuzz counters are not Pokemon, but attacks; Stealth Rock and Taunt are both quick and painless methods of locking down Mandibuzz, as the obvious Stealth Rock weakness plus Mandibuzz's tendency to run pure support movesets can stop her dead in her tracks. Toxic is also detrimental to Mandibuzz, especially when inflicted by foes too fast to Taunt in time, such as Uxie. As far as Pokemon go, Aggron is one of the worst. It 4x resists Brave Bird, is immune to Toxic, and devastates Mandibuzz with its ridiculously powerful Choice Band-boosted Head Smash. Sans Whirlwind, Mandibuzz is threatened by Klinklang, who can set up a Shift Gear before being Taunted, and tear out the bony bird's feathers with Gear Grind. Mandibuzz's base 80 Speed is excellent for Taunting duties, but when she needs to Roost, it suddenly becomes a curse in disguise; a Roosting Mandibuzz is weak to both Fighting- and Bug-type attacks, which means that slower Pokemon that can use these moves are a threat to Mandibuzz. Samurott, Poliwrath, Hitmonlee, and Gallade can all get a cheap shot in, striking her super effectively. Some Electric-types, such as Rotom and Galvantula, are powerful enough to break through Mandibuzz. Steel-types in general annoy Mandibuzz, as the vulture struggles to do anything to them. Brave Bird is resisted, and Toxic literally does nothing.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Mandibuzz's hidden ability, Weak Armor, decreases her Defense by one stage and raises Speed one stage when she takes a hit. This is counterproductive, and should not be used. Mandibuzz needs her Defense.</p>
  2. Windsong

    Windsong .dancin
    is a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    978
    AC mention a faster EVspread of 248 HP / 80 SpD / 180 Spe for outspeeding Adamant Honchkrow (which is kinda nice to have, since Mandibuzz is one of the few walls that can outspeed it and get either a Toxic or a Brave Bird off against it without taking too much damage).

    Get rid of the mention of the Taunt + NP set in the AC on the Specially Defensive set and just give it an OO mention. Instead, mention in the AC of the Specially Defensive set that Sub CAN be used, but it just isn't very good, and remove sub from the OO.

    AC mention that U-Turn can be used over Taunt, Toxic, or Whirlwind, since it helps Mandibuzz's team in gaining momentum, but forgoing one of those three moves for U-Turn isn't worth it usually.

    Mention bulky Fighting- and Ground-types as good partners due to their Rock resist. Also mention Ice- and Electric-resists (like Lanturn, Piloswine, etc) also pair well with Mandibuzz.

    QC APPROVED 1/3
  3. Oglemi

    Oglemi We broke it. Yes, we were naughty. Completely naughty.
    is a Tournament Directoris a member of the Site Staffis a Community Contributoris a Pokemon Researcheris a Smogon Media Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis an Administratoris a Tiering Contributor Alumnus
    C&C Leader

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    8,576
    [​IMG]

    QC APPROVED 2/3
  4. November Blue

    November Blue NO YOUTUBE, I DO NOT WANT TO WATCH VIDEOS AT MAX VOLUME!!
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,644
    Changes made, thanks guys!

    Ready for check number three.
  5. Upstart

    Upstart Copy Cat

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    480
    QC APPROVED 3/3
  6. November Blue

    November Blue NO YOUTUBE, I DO NOT WANT TO WATCH VIDEOS AT MAX VOLUME!!
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,644
    Thanks Upstart!

    It's writing time.
  7. November Blue

    November Blue NO YOUTUBE, I DO NOT WANT TO WATCH VIDEOS AT MAX VOLUME!!
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,644
    This is written and ready for GP checks!
  8. -Tsunami-

    -Tsunami- ¡YA HA!
    is a Contributor to Smogon Social Mediais a Smogon IRC AOPis a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Past WCoP Winneris a SPL Winner
    Mentor

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,764
    Add Remove Comments

    Show Hide
    [Overview]

    <p>Mandibuzz is a strange case. Her appearance may seem brittle and vicious, but she is, in fact, the exact opposite. Mandibuzz is extremely bulky thanks to her 110 / 105 / 95 defensive stats, which are backed by the an excellent recovery move in Roost. Furthermore, Mandibuzz may seem intimidating, but her offensive stats—base 65 Attack and 55 Special Attack—are absolutely heinous. Attacking is not Mandibuzz's forte, though no. This bedraggled bird excels in walling the enemy, and her comprehensive support movepool aids her greatly in this. Unfortunately, Mandibuzz carries the burden shared by almost every Flying-type: a Stealth Rock weakness.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Specially Defensive
    move 1: Taunt
    move 2: Roost
    move 3: Toxic
    move 4: Brave Bird / Whirlwind
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Overcoat
    nature: Careful
    evs: 248 HP / 244 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Mandibuzz has several things going for her: (colon) ; (semicolon) base 80 speed, which is useful for Taunting slower foes; an immunity to Psychic- and Ground-type moves, plus a Spikes immunity; the Overcoat ability, which nullifies weather damage; and a few useful resistances to predominantly special types, such as Grass and Ghost. Mandibuzz is an excellent compliment to defensive cores and offensive teams that require some extra special bulk. Her decent Speed and ability to Roost make her quite an effective wall, as she has the bulk to shake off most attacks, even super effective ones. Pokemon such as Roselia, Steelix, Claydol and Gligar all have a hard time surmounting Mandibuzz. While Mandibuzz's Dark / Flying typing gives her some useful resistances and immunities, it has its share of downsides too. (period) ; (semicolon) The Stealth Rock weakness is a huge problem, because a wall that needs Rapid Spin support doesn't exactly scream "reliable". In practice, you will find that Mandibuzz cannot safely wall some foes while Stealth Rock is up. Her typing also gives her a few unwanted weaknesses to Ice- and Electric-type moves, which can hold her back when attempting to wall special attackers, (comma) such as Galvantula, Rotom, Abomasnow, and or Jynx. The Fighting-(hyphen) and Bug-(hyphen)type weaknesses that Roosting causes presents annoy Mandibuzz to no end, as the RU tier is full of slow Pokemon that carry Fighting- and Bug-type moves.</p>

    <p>Though it may seem crazy to run a set without any attacking moves, the four support moves outlined above are all extremely useful, and Mandibuzz isn't won't be doing much with Brave Bird anyway. Toxic is Mandibuzz's most efficient means of damaging foes, and she would be helpless against many defensive Pokemon without it. The threat of Toxic poisoning will scare off many Pokemon, and combined with Taunt, turns the vulture into a stall team's worst nightmare. Inversely, Whirlwind gives Mandibuzz the ability to shut down offensive Pokemon that might attempt to set up on Mandibuzz. Sharpedo, for example, cannot OHKO Mandibuzz, and will lose all of its accumulated Speed boosts. Sceptile is unable to SubSeed stall Mandibuzz, who resists its Grass-type moves. Perhaps the most impressive use of Whirlwind, however, is against Honchkrow; Mandibuzz is bulky enough to survive a +1 Brave Bird from Moxie SubRoost Honchkrow and disarm it with Whirlwind, safely preventing a potentially disastrous sweep.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>248 HP EVs are used to minimize Stealth Rock damage, possibly giving Mandibuzz one more switch-(hyphen)in. 16 Speed EVs allow her to outpace Adamant Aggron and Roost before Head Smash connects, lowering the damage to a minimum of 81%. (period) Overcoat is a nifty perk for Mandibuzz, as it prevents weather damage, and thus givinges Mandibuzz an edge against hail teams. Though Mandibuzz can deal with Honchkrow fairly well, an extra safety measure can be taken; an EV spread of 248 HP / 80 SpD / 180 Spe is like strapping a jetpack onto Mandibuzz's back, and allows her to fly loop-de-loops around Honchkrow, tearing around like a bat out of hell. At these speeds, Mandibuzz can easily tag the mob crow with Toxic, which could otherwise be blocked by a substituted goon. Speaking of Substitute, Mandibuzz can use the move in lieu of Taunt, as a Substitute protects Mandibuzz from status and support moves in much the same way as Taunting. Overall, the move is less useful than Taunt, which has much wider applications. Another move up for consideration is U-turn. This flashy maneuver is a great way to retain momentum against offensive teams, and allows Mandibuzz to escape unfavorable situations, such as Wynaut's company. Teaming Mandibuzz with Pokemon that resist her weaknesses is naturally favorable. Gurrdurr, Qwilfish, Quagsire, Rotom-C, Slowking, (comma) and Lanturn are all good examples. As with any Stealth Rock-(hyphen)weak Pokemon, Rapid Spin support is really useful. Claydol is a great choice for a of partner, as it resists the Fighting- and Rock-type moves that harrow Mandibuzz, and is also immune to Electric-type moves.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>The RU metagame is riddled with Eviolite users, making Knock Off quite a useful option. The move is far too weak to use as a damaging attack, but having the ability to rid opponents of their precious Eviolites and Choice Scarves is more than worth it. Another interesting option is a the Tailwind + U-turn combination. With this, Mandibuzz can set up a sweep for an ally, which is especially useful for slow, powerful attackers, (comma) such as Luxray, Rhydon, and Honchkrow. Mandibuzz can also attempt a bulky attacker set; a set consisting of Roost, Nasty Plot, Air Slash, and Taunt can be used with a Calm nature. Air Slash on this set is, on average, stronger than Brave Bird, but it still cannot do anything to Steel-types.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Some of the best Mandibuzz counters are not Pokemon, but attacks; Stealth Rock and Taunt are both quick and painless methods of locking down Mandibuzz, as the obvious Stealth Rock weakness plus Mandibuzz's tendency to run pure support movesets can stop her dead in her tracks. Toxic is also detrimental to Mandibuzz, especially when inflicted by foes too fast to Taunt in time, such as Uxie. As far as Pokemon go, Aggron is one of the worst. It 4x resists Brave Bird, is immune to Toxic, and devastates Mandibuzz with its ridiculous Choice Band-(hyphen)boosted ed Head Smash. Sans Whirlwind, Mandibuzz is threatened by Klinklang, who can set up a Shift Gear before being Taunted, (comma) and tear out the bony bird's feathers with Gear Grind. Mandibuzz's base 80 Speed is excellent for Taunting duties, but when she needs to Roost, it suddenly becomes a curse in disguise; a Roosting Mandibuzz is weak to both Fighting- and Bug-type attacks, which means that slower Pokemon that can use these moves are a threat to Mandibuzz. Samurott, Poliwrath, Hitmonlee, and Gallade can all get a cheap shot in, striking her super effectively. Some Electric-types, such as Rotom and Galvantula, are powerful enough to break through Mandibuzz. Steel-types in general annoy Mandibuzz, who as the bird clarity struggles to do do anything to them. Brave Bird is resisted, and so, (comma) will do laughable damage, and while Toxic literally does nothing.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Mandibuzz's hidden ability, Weak Armor, decreases her Defense by one stage and raises Speed one stage when she takes a hit. This is counterproductive, and should not be used. Mandibuzz needs her Defense.</p>


    [​IMG]
    GP Approved 1/2
  9. November Blue

    November Blue NO YOUTUBE, I DO NOT WANT TO WATCH VIDEOS AT MAX VOLUME!!
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,644
    Check installed 100%, thanks ShakeItUp!
  10. Snorlaxe

    Snorlaxe 2 kawaii 4 u
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,230
    GP CHECK 2/2

    additions
    removals
    (comments)

    Show Hide
    [Overview]

    <p>Mandibuzz is a strange case. Her appearance may seem brittle and vicious, but she is, in fact, the exact opposite. Mandibuzz is extremely bulky thanks to her 110 / 105 / 95 defensive stats, which are backed by an excellent recovery move in Roost. Furthermore, Mandibuzz may seem intimidating, but her offensive stats—base 65 Attack and 55 Special Attack—are absolutely heinous. Attacking is not Mandibuzz's forte, though. This bedraggled bird excels in walling the enemy, and her comprehensive support movepool aids her greatly in this. Unfortunately, Mandibuzz carries the burden shared by almost every Flying-type: a Stealth Rock weakness.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Specially Defensive
    move 1: Taunt
    move 2: Roost
    move 3: Toxic
    move 4: Brave Bird / Whirlwind
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Overcoat
    nature: Careful
    evs: 248 HP / 244 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Mandibuzz has several things going for her: base 80 speed, Speed, which is useful for Taunting slower foes; an immunity to Psychic- and Ground-type moves, plus a Spikes immunity; the Overcoat ability, which nullifies weather damage; and a few useful resistances to predominantly special types, such as Grass and Ghost. Mandibuzz is an excellent compliment complement to defensive cores and offensive teams that require some extra special bulk. Her decent Speed and ability to Roost make her quite an effective wall, as she has the bulk to shake off most attacks, even super effective ones. Pokemon such as Roselia, Steelix, Claydol, and Gligar all have a hard time surmounting Mandibuzz. While Mandibuzz's Dark / Flying typing gives her some useful resistances and immunities, it has its share of downsides too. The Stealth Rock weakness is a huge problem, because a wall that needs Rapid Spin support doesn't exactly scream "reliable". In practice, you will find that Mandibuzz cannot safely wall some foes while Stealth Rock is up. Her typing also gives her a few unwanted weaknesses to Ice- and Electric-type moves, which can hold her back when attempting to wall special attackers, such as Galvantula, Rotom, Abomasnow, and Jynx. The Fighting- and Bug-type weaknesses that Roosting causes annoy Mandibuzz to no end, as the RU tier is full of slow Pokemon that carry Fighting- and Bug-type moves.</p>

    <p>Though it may seem crazy to run a set without any attacking moves, the four support moves outlined above are all extremely useful, and Mandibuzz won't be doing much damage with Brave Bird anyway. Toxic is Mandibuzz's most efficient means of damaging foes, and she would be helpless against many defensive Pokemon without it. The threat of Toxic will scare off many Pokemon, and combined with Taunt, turns the vulture into a stall team's worst nightmare. Inversely, Whirlwind gives Mandibuzz the ability to shut down offensive Pokemon that might attempt to set up on Mandibuzz. her. Sharpedo, for example, cannot OHKO Mandibuzz, and will lose all of its accumulated Speed boosts. Sceptile is unable to SubSeed stall Mandibuzz, who resists its Grass-type moves. Perhaps the most impressive use of Whirlwind, however, is against Honchkrow; Mandibuzz is bulky enough to survive a +1 Brave Bird from Moxie SubRoost Honchkrow and disarm it with Whirlwind, safely preventing a potentially disastrous sweep.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>248 HP EVs are used to minimize Stealth Rock damage, possibly giving Mandibuzz one more switch-in. 16 Speed EVs allow her to outpace Adamant Aggron and Roost before Head Smash connects, lowering the damage to a minimum of 81%. (why would mandibuzz ever stay in against aggron anyway?) Overcoat is a nifty perk for Mandibuzz, as it prevents weather damage, thus giving Mandibuzz an edge against hail teams. Though Mandibuzz can deal with Honchkrow fairly well, an extra safety measure can be taken; an EV spread of 248 HP / 80 SpD / 180 Spe is like strapping a jetpack onto Mandibuzz's back, and allows her to fly loop-de-loops around Honchkrow, Honchkrow. tearing around like a bat out of hell. At these speeds, Mandibuzz can easily tag the mob crow with Toxic, which could otherwise be blocked by a substituted goon. Substitute (flavor writing is fun and all, but this one doesnt make much sense) Speaking of Substitute, Mandibuzz can use the move in lieu of Taunt, as a Substitute protects Mandibuzz from status and support moves in much the same way as Taunting. Overall, the move is less useful than Taunt, which has much wider applications. Another move up for consideration is U-turn. This flashy maneuver is a great way to retain momentum against offensive teams, and allows Mandibuzz to escape unfavorable situations, such as Wynaut's company. Teaming Mandibuzz with Pokemon that who resist her weaknesses is naturally favorable. Gurrdurr, Qwilfish, Quagsire, Rotom-C, Slowking, and Lanturn are all good examples. As with any Stealth Rock-weak Pokemon, Rapid Spin support is really useful. Claydol is a great choice for a partner, as it resists the Fighting- and Rock-type moves that harrow Mandibuzz, and is also immune to Electric-type moves.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>The RU metagame is riddled with Eviolite users, making Knock Off quite a useful option. The move is far too weak to use as a damaging attack, but having the ability to rid opponents of their precious Eviolites and Choice Scarves is more than worth it. Another interesting option is the Tailwind + U-turn combination. With this, Mandibuzz can set up a sweep for an ally, which is especially useful for slow, powerful attackers, such as Luxray, Rhydon, and Honchkrow. Mandibuzz can also attempt a bulky attacker set; a set consisting of Roost, Nasty Plot, Air Slash, and Taunt can be used with a Calm nature. Air Slash on this set is, on average, stronger than Brave Bird, but it still cannot do anything to Steel-types.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Some of the best Mandibuzz counters are not Pokemon, but attacks; Stealth Rock and Taunt are both quick and painless methods of locking down Mandibuzz, as the obvious Stealth Rock weakness plus Mandibuzz's tendency to run pure support movesets can stop her dead in her tracks. Toxic is also detrimental to Mandibuzz, especially when inflicted by foes too fast to Taunt in time, such as Uxie. As far as Pokemon go, Aggron is one of the worst. It 4x resists Brave Bird, is immune to Toxic, and devastates Mandibuzz with its ridiculously powerful Choice Band-boosted Head Smash. Sans Whirlwind, Mandibuzz is threatened by Klinklang, who can set up a Shift Gear before being Taunted, and tear out the bony bird's feathers with Gear Grind. Mandibuzz's base 80 Speed is excellent for Taunting duties, but when she needs to Roost, it suddenly becomes a curse in disguise; a Roosting Mandibuzz is weak to both Fighting- and Bug-type attacks, which means that slower Pokemon that can use these moves are a threat to Mandibuzz. Samurott, Poliwrath, Hitmonlee, and Gallade can all get a cheap shot in, striking her super effectively. Some Electric-types, such as Rotom and Galvantula, are powerful enough to break through Mandibuzz. Steel-types in general annoy Mandibuzz, as the vulture struggles to do anything to them. Brave Bird is resisted, and so, will do laughable damage, (not really neccessary imo) and Toxic literally does nothing.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Mandibuzz's hidden ability, Weak Armor, decreases her Defense by one stage and raises Speed one stage when she takes a hit. This is counterproductive, and should not be used. Mandibuzz needs her Defense.</p>


    lol maybe i should go to bed

    anyway great analysis, i really like your writing style!

    [​IMG]
  11. November Blue

    November Blue NO YOUTUBE, I DO NOT WANT TO WATCH VIDEOS AT MAX VOLUME!!
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,644
    Check installed! This is DONE!
  12. Iconic

    Iconic
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,888
    uploading, nice work duder

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)