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Meguroko (Analysis)

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by Sledge, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Sledge

    Sledge

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    http://veekun.com/dex/pokemon/meguroko

    [Overview]

    • has good attack and speed to make for a strong sweeper
    • both of its abilities are excellent
    • no real set-up moves outside of claw sharpen
    • pretty shallow movepool, but it has what it needs (although it would like Sucker Punch)
    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Earthquake
    move 2: Trickery
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Pursuit / Return
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Overconfident
    nature: Adamant / Jolly
    evs: 36 HP / 180 Atk / 236 Spe

    Set Description:

    • Tries to take advantage of Meguroko's ability by snagging a revenge kill and then being very hard to stop thanks to a +1 attack boost
    • very good coverage with edgequake + trickery
    • Adamant is the better nature since it needs the power boost more than it needs the speed boost
    Additional Comments:
    • Mantyke is an excellent partner thanks so fantastic defensive synergy
    • spikes/sr work very well to get Pokemon down into KO range
    • Hippopotas is also a great partner to wear down Pokemon from SS making it easier to KO them
    [SET]
    name: Non-choiced attacker
    move 1: Earthquake
    move 2: Trickery
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Substitute
    item: Oran Berry / Life Orb
    ability: Intimidate / Overconfident
    nature: Adamant / Jolly
    evs: 36 HP / 180 Atk / 236 Spe





    Set comments:
    • Uses intimidate to force switches to either sub or outright attack
    • great to lure out pokemon like scyther who would want to switch in on a choiced EQ but end up getting subbed on and nailed by stone edge
    • berry juice gives it good bulk, especially alongside intimidate
    Additional Comments:
    • Overconfident works too, but you have a harder time subbing
    • Adamant is probably the better nature since it really likes the power boost and 16 to 17 speed doesnt outspeed all that much
    • Salac berry could work too
    Counters:
    • Gunks switches on anything that isnt EQ
    • Bronzor is a good one but is hit hard by trickery
    • Gigar (kinda)
    • Hippopotas (kinda)
    • Snover but it cant switch in on Stone Edge
  2. TorchicBlaziken

    TorchicBlaziken

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    Change the thread and "Meguroko" to Sandile, but put the word Meguroko in there once so searchers can find it.
  3. Darkamber8828

    Darkamber8828

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    You should mention Claw Sharpen somewhere other than in the Overview...

    Also, "Substitue"

    Also, what does Sandy do with Adamant? Because if it doesn't provide significant OHKOs/2HKOs, speed-tying with Chinchou, Mankey, Goldeen, Houndour, Smoochum, Drifloon, Carvanha, Surskit, and Onix isn't a bad idea. Especially Houndour and Chinchy and Floon.

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