Meditite Current LC Council Discussion Topic Meditate Pokémon Fighting / Psychic Pure Power / Telepathy (Released) Overview General (Move your mouse to reveal the content) General (open) General (close) Meditite, a beast due to its fantastic coverage for LC, incredible Attack stat, access to priority, and much, much more. A victim of the previous "Big Four," Meditite was banned early last July along with Carvanha, Gligar, and Misdreavus (the last two have been unbanned recently). Meditite is now up for discussion as to whether or not it is truly broken and whether or not it can make the current metagame objectively more enjoyable. Why is it being reconsidered? First and foremost, Meditite had to go when Misdreavus went. Depending on its moves, it can beat most if its normal counters, such as Slowpoke, with relative ease. Misdreavus was amongst the only solid answers to Meditite, and now that it is unbanned, Meditite may be able to flourish and balance the meta. Amongst its advantages it brings to the meta are viable competitive competition to Mienfoo and Croagunk while having the completely niche ability to check both Gligar and Scraggy in some circumstances. Hopefully, Meditite would allow more things in the metagame to have advantages, such as the aforementioned Slowpoke, who could become competitive competition for defensive Gligar in the case that 3 Punch Meditite with Ice Punch > ThunderPunch becomes popular. Of course, Meditite is very tricky to counter due to its incredible Attack, meaning it could become the new face everyone is sick of seeing. Either way, it has tons of utility and the potential to rock a currently confused meta. Stats and Movepool (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Stats and Movepool (open) Stats and Movepool (close) HP: 30 Attack: 40 Defense: 55 Special Attack: 40 Special Defense: 55 Speed: 60 Total: 280 Movepool: Level-Up 1 Bide 4 Meditate 8 Confusion 11 Detect 15 Hidden Power 18 Mind Reader 22 Feint 25 Calm Mind 29 Force Palm 32 Hi Jump Kick 39 Acupressure 43 Power Trick 46 Reversal 50 Recover Egg Baton Pass Bullet Punch Drain Punch DynamicPunch Fake Out Fire Punch Foresight Guard Swap Ice Punch Power Swap Psycho Cut Secret Power ThunderPunch Tutor* *all of these are illegal w/ Telepathy Body Slam Counter Double Edge Dream Eater Fire Punch Gravity Headbutt Helping Hand Ice Punch Low Kick Magic Coat Mega Kick Mega Punch Metronome Mimic Mud-Slap Pain Split Role Play Seismic Toss Signal Beam Snore Substitute Swift ThunderPunch Trick Vacuum Wave Zen Headbutt TM/HM 3 Psyshock 4 Calm Mind 6 Toxic 8 Bulk Up 10 Hidden Power 11 Sunny Day 16 Light Screen 17 Protect 18 Rain Dance 19 Telekinesis 21 Frustration 27 Return 29 Psychic 30 Shadow Ball 31 Brick Break 32 Double Team 33 Reflect 39 Rock Tomb 42 Facade 44 Rest 45 Attract 47 Low Sweep 48 Round 52 Focus Blast 56 Fling 67 Retaliate 70 Flash 77 Psych Up 80 Rock Slide 83 Work Up 84 Poison Jab 85 Dream Eater 86 Grass Knot 87 Swagger 90 Substitute 94 Rock Smash 4 Strength Sets Eviolite (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Eviolite (open) Eviolite (close) [SET] name: Eviolite move 1: Drain Punch move 2: Bullet Punch move 3: Ice Punch move 4: ThunderPunch / Zen Headbutt item: Eviolite ability: Pure Power nature: Adamant evs: 116 HP / 196 Atk /156 Def / 36 Spe Despite it's initially lackluster stats, Meditite has Pure Power, making him the only Pokemon who can boast an Attack stat of 28 while holding an Eviolite (suck it, Cubone). An Eviolite set allows it to be arguably the best answer to Scraggy while simultaneously threatening out defensive Pokemon who can't deal enough damage against Drain Punch. Drain Punch: Best option against Scraggy since Hi Jump Kick is risky. Do note the massive power attained by Hi Jump Kick, however. Also, Drain Punch backed by Pure Power allows Meditite to have an easier time against defensive Pokemon such as Porygon than Pokemon such as Mienfoo, who have a harder time taking it out. Bullet Punch: Priority move, can pick off weakened offensive Gligar, weakened Tirtouga and Omanyte, and does massive damage to the likes of Taillow, Snover, and other Pokemon. While it's not the move you go to when you need to OHKO something, it allows Meditite more usability late game when a weakened faster Pokemon threatens to end an otherwise fine sweep. Ice Punch: In this meta, Ice Punch is all but non-negotiable due to the fact that Meditite NEEDS to be able to hit Murkrow and Gligar. It also gains some notable intricacies, such as the just noticeable freeze chance. ThunderPunch: An awesome move to hit Murkrow again along with Staryu. Most importantly, it allows Meditite to handle one of its most common checks, Slowpoke, if hazard support is provided. It also provides neutral coverage on a bunch of things such as Misdreavus, which can be useful in conjunction with its nifty paralyze chance. Alternatively, you could go with Zen Headbutt: Rounds out Meditite's neutral coverage nicely, but leaves it open to opposing Slowpoke. It also invites opposing Murkrow to come in on a predicted switch. However, it is boosted by STAB and is Meditite's best option to hit opposing Mienfoo and Croagunk, the two current dominant Fighting-types. Honorable mention: Fake Out: A fantastic idea for teams needing it as Meditite possesses one of the strongest non-STAB Fake Outs in the tier. Unfortunately, Meditite has a hard time fitting it onto this set. Resisting Drain Punch and taking only neutral damage from Crunch, Meditite is arguably one of the best Scraggy checks around. Due to the completely massive Attack stat and ridiculous coverage with 4 moves, Meditites is capable of tearing down walls for faster teammates to sweep later while applying pressure itself. It resists / takes a pittance from most priority, and its severe bulk combine to form one fearsome Pokemon for opposing teams to face. Notable problems to this set include Slowpoke if one opts for Zen Headbutt and Misdreavus regardless. Misdreavus will threaten Meditite out nine times out of ten; however, it lacks semi-reliable recovery that Meditite has through Drain Punch. For this reason, Stunky can be a good teammate to trap and eliminate Ghost-types, especially if Meditite opts for Hi Jump Kick. Will add more sets later. Please add your input, regardless of whether or not you're in the Council! We're dying to hear from you, especially if you participated in the last meta with Meditite!