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Mudkip (Analysis)

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by kd24, May 8, 2010.

  1. kd24

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    I have not written something in forever, so I am probably a bit rusty :(​

    There is only one set Mudkip should be running, and it isn't even that good but let's go for it!​

    [OVERVIEW]
    <p>Mudkip is many things, but a great Pokemon in Little Cup is not one of them. However, Mudkip is not entirely useless. It has a few unique tricks and an ability that can be used to take out many Pokemon in Little Cup without much effort. To utilize Mudkip to its greatest potential requires patience and proper set up, but it certainly is rewarding to defeat an opponent with Mudkip.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute
    move 1: Endeavor
    move 2: Substitute
    move 3: Waterfall
    move 4: Return / Yawn / Rain Dance
    item: Salac Berry
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 196 Atk / 116 Def / 196 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>Mudkip takes advantage of every asset it possesses with this set. The idea is to set up Substitute continuously until Salac Berry activates, giving Mudkip a Speed stat of 21. This outspeeds Elekid, Gligar, and Diglett, all of which will be OHKOed by the Torrent boosted Waterfall. Endeavor is what truly makes the set unique; it allows Mudkip to bring any opposing Pokemon (other than Ghost-types) to 1 HP. This allows Mudkip to still have a chance to take down Croagunk or Paras instead of having to switch out. Return is used to take out Croagunk or Paras after Endeavor knocks them down to 1 HP, although Yawn can be used to set up Substitute easier. Rain Dance is not advised but can be used to eliminate the weather brought on by Hippopotas or Snover. Rain Dance will boost the power of Waterfall even more.</p>

    [Additional Comments]
    <p>With Choice Scarf and priority based attacks becoming so prevalent in Little Cup, it is wise to save Mudkip for later in the game. It isn't much use if you set up Mudkip entirely early, only to fall victim to a Choice Scarf Gastly and Quick Attack Elekid. Munchlax and Wynaut make excellent partners to this set, as they can trap opposing Pokemon with Pursuit or Shadow Tag, respectively. Wynaut is particularly useful for Encore, which can make Substitute easier to use, and Counter or Mirror Coat, as Choice Scarf Pokemon will be stuck into one attack.</p>

    [Team Options]
    <p>Rapid Spin is not a terrible idea on a team with Mudkip because Stealth Rock will give you a headache and prevent Mudkip from Substituting to 1 HP. Wynaut and Pokemon with Pursuit are very useful in trapping Choice Scarf Pokemon (particularly Gastly).<p>

    <p>Snover and Hippopotas are two of the worst Pokemon Mudkip could ever face off against, as their abilities will cause Mudkip to lose any health remaining once Mudkip Substitutes down to 1 HP. Rain Dance is not a bad idea to throw onto the team, especially if Mudkip does not already have it, as it can eliminate weather and boost Mudkip's Waterfall further.</p>

    <p>Choice Scarf Diglett, another Pokemon who can trap, is also useful to Mudkip, trapping Choice Scarf Houndour, Magby, and Elekid, all of whom use priority attacks.</p>

    <p>Stealth Rock will eliminate Focus Sash from opposing Pokemon. With no worry about a Pokemon surviving Waterfall, Mudkip can sweep more easily.</p>

    [Other Options]
    <p>There are really no other options for Mudkip. If Mudkip uses another attack, it is likely becoming outclassed straight away. A Curse and Mirror Coat set could prove interesting but Speed is important in Little Cup. With how fast paced the metagame is, there is almost no time to set up Curse effectively enough. Choice Band could be used but Mudkip only gets Superpower, Aqua Tail, and Return for decent physical attacks.</p>

    [Counters]
    <p>The only "counter" to the set are Pokemon with Encore or Taunt who can stop Mudkip from using other attacks or from using Substitute, respectively. The best way to eliminate Mudkip is simply to kill it as quickly as possible. Elekid, for example, can Thunderbolt and Quick Attack to defeat Mudkip, but will be OHKOed by a Torrent boosted Waterfall.</p>
  2. Alan

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    [OVERVIEW]
    <p>Mudkip is many things but a great Pokemon in Little Cup is not one of them. However, Mudkip is not entirely useless, it has a few unique tricks and an ability that can be used to take out many Pokemon in Little Cup without much effort. To utilize Mudkip to its greatest potential requires patience and proper set up, but it certainly is rewarding to defeat an opponent with Mudkip.</p>

    Just a picky thing that helps it flow better.
  3. kd24

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    I could use a semicolon. thanks guys ill edit that comma after things right now
  4. Charmander

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    Umm, this is copyediting so idk if I should suggest this, but I've found a countercoat set to be quite effective

    Mudkip @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Torrent
    Nature: Hasty (+Spe, -Def)
    EVs: 116 Atk/196 SpA/196 Spe
    IVs: 0 Def, 0 SpD
    - Waterfall / Hydro Pump
    - Counter
    - Mirror Coat
    - Icy Wind

    It's a really good lead with Icy Wind and Hydro Pump, and Focus Sash can be used to abuse the countercoat strategy as well as torrent. Endeavor is also awesome at 4% (1 HP) and can be used again snover or something that tries to set up a sub and let hail finish you off.
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    you should probably say in the counters section somewhere that it could be countered by things such as bellsprout or mantyke with HP Electric.
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    So... I herd u liek mudkipz

    [OVERVIEW]
    <p>Mudkip is many things, but a great Pokemon in Little Cup is not one of them. However, Mudkip is not entirely useless. It has a few unique tricks and an ability that will increase the chance of it sweeping through teams can be used to take out many Pokemon in Little Cup without much effort. To utilize Mudkip to its greatest potential requires patience and proper set up, but it certainly is rewarding to defeat an opponent with a Mudkip.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute
    move 1: Endeavor
    move 2: Substitute
    move 3: Waterfall
    move 4: Return / Yawn / Rain Dance
    item: Salac Berry
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 196 Atk / 116 Def / 196 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>Mudkip takes advantage of every asset it possesses with this set. The idea is to set up Substitute continuously until Salac Berry activates, giving Mudkip 21 Speed a Speed stat of 21. This outspeeds Elekid, Gligar, and Diglett, all of which will be OHKOed by the Torrent boosted Waterfall. But don't they ALL have priority attacks? Also, Gligar commonly runs a choice scarfEndeavor is what truly makes the set unique; it allows Mudkip to bring any opposing non-Ghost-type Pokemon (other than Ghost-types) to 1 HP. This allows Mudkip to still have a chance to beat take down Croagunk or Paras instead of having to switch out. Return is used to take out Croagunk or Paras after Endeavor knocks them down to 1 HP, although Yawn can be used to set up Substitute easier. Rain Dance is not advised but can be used to eliminate the weather brought on by Hippopotas or Snover, in addition to . Rain Dance will boosting the power of Waterfall even more.</p>

    [Additional Comments]
    <p>With Choice Scarf and priority based attacks becoming so prevalent in Little Cup, it is wise to save Mudkip for later in the game. It isn't much use if you bring in set up Mudkip entirely early, only to fall victim to a Choice Scarf Gastly and Quick Attack Elekid. Munchlax and Wynaut make excellent partners to this set, as they can trap opposing Pokemon with Pursuit or Shadow Tag, respectively. Wynaut is particularly useful because of for Encore, which can make Substitute easier to use, as well as and Counter and or Mirror Coat, as Choiced Scarf Pokemon will be stuck into one attack.</p>

    [Team Options]
    <p>Rapid Spin is not a terrible idea on a team with Mudkip because Stealth Rock will give you a headache and prevent Mudkip from Substituting to 1 HP. Good examples of Rapid Spinners are Sandshrew and Anorith, though it should be noted that Sandshrew and Mudkip share a Grass-type weakness. In addition, Wynaut and Pokemon with Pursuit are very useful in trapping Choice Scarf Pokemon (particularly Gastly).<p>

    <p>Snover and Hippopotas are two of the worst Pokemon Mudkip could ever face off against, as their abilities will cause Mudkip to lose any health remaining once Mudkip Substitutes down to 1 HP. Rain Dance is not a bad idea to throw onto the team, especially if Mudkip does not already have it, as it can eliminate weather and boost Mudkip's Waterfall further.</p>

    <p>Choice Scarf Diglett, another Pokemon who can trap, is also useful to Mudkip, since it can trapping Choice Scarf Houndour, Magby, and Elekid, all of which are commonly seen with whom use priority attacks.</p>

    <p>Stealth Rock will eliminate Focus Sash from opposing Pokemon. With no worries about a Pokemon surviving Waterfall, Mudkip can sweep more easily.</p>

    [Optional Changes]
    <p>There are really no other options for Mudkip. If Mudkip uses another attack, it is likely becoming outclassed right straight away. A Curse and Mirror Coat set could prove interesting but Speed is important in Little Cup. With how fast paced the metagame is, there is almost no time to set up Curse effectively enough. Choice Band looks useful on first glance, could be used but Mudkip only gets Superpower, Aqua Tail, and Return for decent physical attacks.</p>

    [Counters]
    <p>The only "counters" to the set are Pokemon with Encore or Taunt who can stop Mudkip from using other attacks or from using Substitute, respectively. The best way to eliminate Mudkip is simply to kill it as quickly as possible. Elekid, for example, can Thunderbolt and Quick Attack to defeat Mudkip, but will be OHKOed by a Torrent boosted Waterfall.</p>
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    I'm sending this back to QC.
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    what else is mudkip gonna do lol
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    This has been here for quite awhile.

    GoldenKnight stamped it, so can we get some QC input, so we can send this off to GP?

    Thanks!
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    TheFemaleTryougue has taken this analysis over. Moving.

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