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Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by Delta 2777, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Delta 2777

    Delta 2777 Machampion
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    Jun 5, 2009

    Status: ehhh​


    • Overshadowed by just about every other Normal-type Pokemon in existance, from Arceus to Raticate.
    • Ability to pass Swords Dance paired with Hypnosis are its best shot at competative viability.
    • Completely outclassed by Mebukijika in every aspect, aside from the 5% lower accuracy of Grasswhistle, along with Fire- and Ice-type weaknesses (although easily made up for by resistances to Water, Electric, and Ground).
    name: Baton Passer
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Swords Dance
    move 3: Hypnosis
    move 4: Baton Pass
    item: Leftovers / Chople Berry / Balloon
    ability: Keen Eye
    nature: Timid
    evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe

    Set Comments:
    • This is Miruhoggu's best hope for a competative set, and even then it really isn't worth it.
    • More or less outclassed by Smeargle, Blaziken, Gliscor, Leafeon, and others. However, it has small advantages over each of them, either by virtue of speed, bulk, or Hypnosis.
    • Substitute is useful not only for Baton Passing but for blocking status as well.
    Additional Comments:

    • Speed is maximized to outrun as much as possible, while 248 HP EVs gives maximum bulk on both sides of the spectrum, while allowing Miruhoggu to use Subsitute up to four times (assuming no prior damage).
    • Timid nature is chosen over Jolly to reduce confusion damage.
    • Leftovers is useful to restore HP while behind a Substitute, although Miruhoggu won't be surviving too many hits anyway. Chople Berry can allow him to survive a Fighting-type attack, while Balloon allows him to set up on Pokemon locked into Earthquake or Earth Power.
    Teammates & Counters:
    • A Pokemon who benefits from a +2 Attack passed to it makes for a great teammate, assuming Miruhoggu can actually accomplish its task. Pokemon that can eliminate common pHazers will also benefit Miruhoggu.
    • Any pHazer, faster Taunt user, or Pokemon that can OHKO Miruhoggu stops this set cold. However, most switch-ins will dislike being put to sleep by Hypnosis.
    [Team Options]​

    • Miruhoggu should only be used on gimmick teams or in other non-standard battles.
    • If you do choose to use Miruhoggu, pair it with a Swords Dance recipient. A Pokemon to eliminate common pHazers such as Hippowdon and Skarmory is helpful as well.
    [Optional Changes]
    • An offensive Swords Dancer can be used, but it is even more outclassed by other Swords Dancers.
    • Miruhoggu has quite a large Special movepool, but lacks the stats to use it.

    • Just about anything with enough power to 2HKO Miruhoggu can be considered a counter (just beware of Hypnosis).
    [Dream World]
    • Miruhoggu gets Analyze as his Dream World Ability. This, along with Keen Eye and Illuminate, is a generally useless ability, unless used on an offensive Swords Dance set.
  2. Rising_Dusk

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    Dec 27, 2009
    FYI, it's Miruhoggu not Miruhoggo. Fixed the sprite spam and oversized link and marked as done.
  3. Don Honchkrorleone

    Don Honchkrorleone

    Aug 8, 2010
    I liked the analysis, but some mod will come and close because only Ubers are allowed...
  4. Ahhhhhh......Clefable.


    Oct 14, 2010
    Since you mention that he is outclassed by almost every other Normal type, why even have this posted for him right now? If he's so outclassed, he has no hopes in the Ubers environment. If he had something that gave him a niche, then it'd be different, but he doesn't, so......poor Miruhoggu!
  5. Fatecrashers

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    Sep 24, 2007
    This skeleton was clearly written before these forums were opened up, and before the Ubers analysis restriction was implemented.

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