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NU Threatlist (revamp)

Discussion in 'Articles and Letters' started by Hollywood, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Hollywood

    Hollywood she's thin, she's blonde, she says "wow" a lot
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    current on-site threatlist is very outdated. working with @Raseri to get this badboy updated.

    the (long (and daunting)) list of mons to cover that I'll update soon to include stats, abilities, etc.:

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    Alomomola
    Base Stats: 165 HP / 75 Atk / 80 Def / 40 SpA / 45 SpD / 65 Spe
    Abilities: Healer / Hydration / Regenerator

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    Altaria
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 70 Atk / 90 Def / 70 SpA / 105 SpD / 80 Spe
    Abilities: Natural Cure / Cloud Nine

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    Ampharos
    Base Stats: 90 HP / 75 Atk / 75 Def / 115 SpA / 90 SpD / 55 Spe
    Abilities: Static / Plus

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    Arbok
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 85 Atk / 69 Def / 65 SpA / 79 SpD / 80 Spe
    Abilities: Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve

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    Armaldo
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 125 Atk / 100 Def / 70 SpA / 80 SpD / 45 Spe
    Abilities: Battle Armor / Swift Swim

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    Articuno
    Base Stats: 90 HP / 85 Atk / 100 Def / 95 SpA / 125 SpD / 85 Spe
    Abilities: Pressure / Snow Cloak (Unreleased)

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    Audino
    Base Stats: 103 HP / 60 Atk / 86 Def / 60 SpA / 86 SpD / 50 Spe
    Ability: Healer / Regenerator / Klutz

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    Basculin
    Base Stats: 70 HP / 92 Atk / 65 Def / 80 SpA / 55 SpD / 98 Spe
    Abilities: Reckless / Adaptability / Mold Breaker

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    Bastiodon
    Base Stats: 60 HP /52 Atk / 168 Def /47 SpA / 138 SpD / 30 Spe
    Abilities: Sturdy / Soundproof

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    Beheeyem
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 75 Atk / 75 Def / 125 SpA / 95 SpD / 45 Spe
    Abilities: Telepathy / Synchronize / Analytic

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    Braviary
    Base Stats: 100 HP / 123 Atk / 75 Def / 57 SpA / 75 SpD / 80 Spe
    Abilities: Keen Eye / Sheer Force / Defiant

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    Butterfree
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 45 Atk / 50 Def / 80 SpA / 80 SpD / 70 Spe
    Abilities: Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens

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    Cacturne
    Base Stats: 70 HP / 115 Atk / 60 Def / 115 SpA / 60 SpD / 55 Spe
    Abilities: Sand Veil / Water Absorb

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    Camerupt
    Base Stats: 70 HP / 100 Atk / 70 Def / 105 SpA / 75 SpD / 40 Spe
    Abilities: Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point

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    Carracosta
    Base Stats: 74 HP / 108 Atk / 133 Def / 83 SpA / 65 SpD / 32 Spe
    Abilities: Solid Rock / Sturdy / Swift Swim

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    Charizard
    Base Stats: 78 HP / 84 Atk / 78 Def / 109 SpA / 85 SpD / 100 Spe
    Abilities: Blaze / Solar Power

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    Combusken
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 85 Atk / 60 Def / 85 SpA / 60 SpD / 55 Spe
    Abilities: Blaze / Speed Boost

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    Cradily
    Base Stats: 86 HP / 81 Atk / 97 Def / 81 SpA / 107 SpD / 43 Spe
    Abilities: Suction Cups / Storm Drain

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    Dragonair
    Base Stats: 61 HP / 84 Atk / 65 Def / 70 SpA / 70 SpD / 70 Spe
    Abilities: Shed Skin / Marvel Scale

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    Drifblim
    Base Stats: 150 HP / 80 Atk / 44 Def / 90 SpA / 54 SpD / 80 Spe
    Abilities: Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost

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    Duosion
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 40 Atk / 50 Def / 125 SpA / 60 SpD / 30 Spe
    Abilities: Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator

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    Eelektross
    Base Stats: 85 HP / 115 Atk / 80 Def / 105 SpA / 80 SpD / 50 Spe
    Ability: Levitate

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    Electabuzz
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 83 Atk / 57 Def / 95 SpA / 85 SpD / 105 Spe
    Abilities: Static / Vital Spirit

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    Electrode
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 50 Atk / 70 Def / 80 SpA / 80 SpD / 140 Spe
    Abilities: Soundproof / Static / Aftermath

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    Exeggutor
    Base Stats: 95 HP / 95 Atk / 85 Def / 125 SpA / 65 SpD / 55 Spe
    Abilities: Chlorophyll / Harvest

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    Flareon
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 130 Atk / 60 Def / 95 SpA / 110 SpD / 65 Spe
    Abilities: Flash Fire / Guts

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    Floatzel
    Base Stats: 85 HP / 105 Atk / 55 Def / 85 SpA / 50 SpD / 115 Spe
    Abilities: Swift Swim / Water Veil

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    Fraxure
    Base Stats: 66 HP / 117 Atk / 70 Def / 40 SpA / 50 SpD / 67 Spe
    Abilities: Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve

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    Frillish
    Base Stats: 55 HP / 40 Atk / 50 Def / 65 SpA / 85 SpD / 40 Spe
    Abilities: Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp

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    Garbodor
    Base Stats: 80 HP / 95 Atk / 82 Def / 60 SpA / 82 SpD / 75 Spe
    Abilities: Stench / Weak Armor / Aftermath

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    Gardevoir
    Base Stats: 68 HP / 65 Atk / 65 Def / 125 SpA / 115 SpD / 80 Spe
    Abilities: Trace / Synchronize / Telepathy

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    Gigalith
    Base Stats: 85 HP / 135 Atk / 130 Def / 60 SpA / 70 SpD / 25 Spe
    Abilities: Sturdy / Sand Force

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    Glaceon
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 60 Atk / 110 Def / 130 SpA / 95 SpD / 65 Spe
    Abilities: Snow Cloak / Ice Body

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    Golbat
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 80 Atk / 70 Def / 65 SpA / 75 SpD / 80 Spe
    Abilities: Inner Focus / Infiltrator

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    Golem
    Base stats: 80 HP / 110 Atk / 130 Def / 55 SpA / 65 SpD / 45 Spe
    Abilities: Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil

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    Golurk
    Base Stats: 89 HP / 124 Atk / 80 Def / 55 SpA / 80 SpD / 55 Spe
    Abilities: Iron Fist / Klutz / No Guard

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    Gorebyss
    Base Stats: 55 HP / 84 Atk / 105 Def / 114 SpA / 75 SpD / 52 Spe
    Abilities: Swift Swim / Hydration

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    Gothorita
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 45 Atk / 70 Def / 75 SpA / 85 SpD / 55 Spe
    Abilities: Frisk / Shadow Tag

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    Grumpig
    Base Stats: 80 HP / 45 Atk / 65 Def / 90 SpA / 110 SpD / 80 Spe
    Abilities: Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony

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    Gurdurr
    Base Stats: 85 HP /105 Atk / 85 Def / 40 SpA / 50 SpD / 40 Spe
    Abilities: Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist

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    Haunter
    Base Stats: 45 HP / 50 Atk / 45 Def / 115 SpA / 55 SpD / 95 Spe
    Ability: Levitate

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    Hypno
    Base Stats: 85 HP / 73 Atk / 70 Def / 73 SpA / 115 SpD / 67 Spe
    Abilities: Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus

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    Jumpluff
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 55 Atk / 70 Def / 55 SpA / 85 SpD / 110 Spe
    Abilities: Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator

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    Jynx
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 50 Atk / 35 Def / 115 SpA / 95 SpD / 95 Spe
    Abilities: Oblivious / Forewarn / Dry Skin

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    Kadabra
    Base Stats: 40 HP / 35 Atk / 30 Def / 120 SpA / 70 SpD / 105 Spe
    Abilities: Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard

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    Kangaskhan
    Base Stats: 105 HP / 95 Atk / 80 Def / 40 SpA / 80 SpD / 90 Spe
    Abilities: Early Bird / Scrappy / Inner Focus

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    Kingler
    Base Stats: 55 HP / 130 Atk / 115 Def / 50 SpA / 50 SpD / 75 Spe
    Abilities: Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Sheer Force

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    Klang
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 80 Atk / 95 Def / 70 SpA / 85 SpD / 50 Spe
    Abilities: Plus / Minus / Clear Body

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    Lampent
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 40 Atk / 60 Def / 90 SpA / 60 SpD / 55 Spe
    Abilities: Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag (Unreleased)

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    Lapras
    Base Stats: 130 HP / 85 Atk / 80 Def / 85 SpA / 95 SpD / 60 Spe
    Abilities: Water Absorb / Shell Armor / Hydration

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    Liepard
    Base Stats: 64 HP / 88 Atk / 50 Def / 88 SpA / 50 SpD / 106 Spe
    Abilities: Limber / Unburden / Prankster

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    Lickilicky
    Base Stats: 110 HP / 85 Atk / 95 Def / 80 SpA / 95 SpD / 50 Spe
    Abilities: Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine

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    Linoone
    Base Stats: 78 HP / 70 Atk / 61 Def / 50 SpA / 61 SpD / 100 Spe
    Abilities: Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet

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    Ludicolo
    Base Stats: 80 HP / 70 Atk / 70 Def / 90 SpA / 100 SpD / 70 Spe
    Abilities: Rain Dish / Swift Swim / Own Tempo

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    Luxray
    Base Stats: 80 HP / 120 Atk / 79 Def / 95 SpA / 79 SpD / 70 Spe
    Abilities: Rivalry / Intimidate / Guts

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    Magmar
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 95 Atk / 57 Def / 100 SpA / 85 SpD / 93 Spe
    Abilities: Flame Body / Vital Spirit

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    Mandibuzz
    Base Stats: 110 HP / 65 Atk / 105 Def / 55 SpA / 95 SpD / 80 Spe
    Abilities: Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor

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    Mantine
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 40 Atk / 70 Def / 80 SpA / 140 SpD / 70 Spe
    Abilities: Swift Swim / Water Absorb / Water Veil

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    Marowak
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 80 Atk / 110 Def / 50 SpA / 80 SpD / 45 Spe
    Abilities: Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor

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    Masquerain
    Base Stats: 70 HP / 60 Atk / 62 Def / 80 SpA / 82 SpD / 60 Spe
    Abilities: Intimidate / Unnerve

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    Mawile
    Base Stats: 50 HP / 85 Atk / 85 Def / 55 SpA / 55 SpD / 50 Spe
    Abilities: Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force

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    Meganium
    Base Stats: 80 HP / 82 Atk / 100 Def / 83 SpA / 100 SpD / 80 Spe
    Abilities: Overgrow / Leaf Guard (Unreleased)

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    Metang
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 75 Atk / 100 Def / 55 SpA / 80 SpD / 50 Spe
    Abilities: Clear Body / Light Metal

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    Miltank
    Base Stats: 95 HP / 80 Atk / 105 Def / 40 SpA / 70 SpD / 100 Spe
    Abilities: Thick Fat / Scrappy / Sap Sipper

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    Misdreavus
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 60 Atk / 60 Def / 85 SpA / 85 SpD / 80 Spe
    Ability: Levitate

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    Muk
    Base Stats: 105 HP / 105 Atk / 75 Def / 65 SpA / 100 SpD / 50 Spe
    Abilities: Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch

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    Munchlax
    Base Stats: 135 HP / 85 Atk / 40 Def / 40 SpA / 85 SpD / 5 Spe
    Abilities: Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony

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    Murkrow
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 85 Atk / 42 Def / 85 SpA / 42 SpD / 91 Spe
    Abilities: Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster

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    Musharna
    Base Stats: 116 HP / 55 Atk / 85 Def / 107 SpA / 95 SpD / 29 Spe
    Abilities: Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2013
  2. Raseri

    Raseri musharna fan
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    Ninjask
    Base Stats: 61 HP / 90 Atk / 45 Def / 50 SpA / 50 SpD / 160 Spe
    Abilities: Speed Boost / Infiltrator (Unreleased)

    Pelipper
    Base Stats: 60 HP /50 Atk / 100 Def / 85 SpA / 70 SpD /65 Spe
    Abilities: Own Tempo / Rain Dish
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    Piloswine
    Base Stats: 100 HP / 100 Atk / 80 Def / 60 SpA / 60 SpD / 50 Spe
    Abilities: Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat

    Piloswine is most commonly seen as a Stealth Rock lead akin to the many Rock-types in the tier. Amazing offensive STABs, great physical bulk, and a solid Attack stat allows Piloswine to effectively gain momentum early-game. Ice Shard and Earthquake let Piloswine defeat many of the most common Rock-type leads and lay down Stealth Rock. His physical bulk allows him to tank hits from many prominent threats such as Swellow and Braviary and OHKO in return with a STAB Icicle Crash. Thick Fat should always be the ability of choice, as the ability is very useful, unlike the other choices, which are nearly useless. Thick Fat allows Piloswine to take on Charizard, Camerupt, and other Fire-types much easier than before.
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    Pinsir
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 125 Atk / 100 Def / 55 SpA / 70 SpD / 85 Spe
    Abilities: Hyper Cutter / Mold Breaker / Moxie

    Primape
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 105 Atk / 60 Def / 65 SpA / 70 SpD / 95 Spe
    Abilities: Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant
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    Probopass
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 55 Atk / 145 Def / 75 SpA / 150 SpD / 40 Spe
    Abilities: Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force
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    Raichu
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 90 Atk / 55 Def / 90 SpA / 80 SpD / 100 Spe
    Abilities: Static / Lightningrod
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    Rampardos
    Stats: 97 HP / 165 Atk / 60 Def / 65 SpA / 50 spD / 58 Spe
    Abilities: Mold Breaker / Sheer Force
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    Rapidash
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 100 Atk / 70 Def / 80 SpA / 80 SpD / 105 Spe
    Abilities: Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body
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    Regice
    Base Stats: 80 HP / 50 Atk / 100 Def / 100 SpA / 200 SpD / 50 Spe
    Abilities: Clear Body / Ice Body (Unreleased)

    Relicanth
    Base Stats: 100 HP / 90 Atk / 130 Def / 45 SpA / 65 SpD / 55 Spe
    Abilities: Swift Swim / Rock Head / Sturdy

    Riolu
    Base Stats: 40 HP / 70 Ark / 40 Def / 35 SpA / 40 SpD / 60 Spe
    Abilities: Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster


    Roselia
    Base Stats: 50 HP / 60 Atk / 40 Def / 100 SpA / 80 SpD / 65 Spe
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    Regirock
    Base Stats: 80 HP / 100 Atk / 200 Def / 50 SpA / 100 SpD / 50 Spe
    Abilities: Clear Body / Sturdy (Unreleased)

    Regirock is the epitome of physical defens
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    Rotom-F
    Base Stats: 50 HP / 65 Atk / 107 Def / 105 SpA / 107 SpD / 86 Spe
    Ability: Levitate
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    Rotom-S
    Base Stats: 50 HP / 65 Atk / 107 Def / 105 SpA / 107 SpD / 86 Spe
    Ability: Levitate
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    Samurott
    Base Stats: 95 HP / 100 Atk / 85 Def / 108 SpA / 70 SpD / 70 Spe
    Abilities: Torrent / Shell Armor (Unreleased)

    Samurott stands out in NU as one of the best offensive Water-type Pokemon in the tier. With Samurott's excellent 100 / 108 offenses, superb coverage, and a good boosting move in Swords Dance it's easy to see why. With the ability to use a Swords Dance set or an all-out special attacker, Samurott puts instant pressure on the opponent before it's even sent out. The best way to deal with Samurott is to scout for what set it's using; you don't want to leave your Alomomola in on a Samurott thinking it might be a Swords Dance set you could handle, only for Samurott to reveal a Substitute + 3 special attacks set.
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    Sawk
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 125 Atk / 75 Def / 30 SpA / 75 SpD / 85 Spe
    Abilities: Sturdy / Inner Focus / Mold Breaker
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    Sawsbuck
    Base Stats: 80 HP / 100 Atk / 70 Def / 60 SpA / 70 SpD / 95 Spe
    Abilities: Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace

    Scolipede
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 90 Atk / 89 Def / 55 SpA / 69 SpD / 112 Spe
    Abilities: Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet
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    Scraggy
    Base Stats: 50 HP / 75 Atk / 70 Def / 35 SpA / 70 SpD / 48 Spe
    Abilities: Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate (Unreleased)
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    Seismitoad
    Base Stats: 105 HP / 85 Atk / 75 Def / 85 SpA / 75 SpD / 74 Spe
    Abilities: Swift Swim / Poison Touch / Water Absorb
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    Serperior
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 75 Atk / 95 Def / 75 SpA / 95 SpD / 113 Spe
    Abilities: Overgrow / Contrary (Unreleased)
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    Shelgon
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 95 Atk / 100 Def / 60 SpA / 50 SpD / 50 Spe
    Abilities: Rock Head / Overcoat

    Shiftry
    Base Stats: 90 HP / 100 Atk / 60 Def / 90 SpA / 60 SpD / 80 Spe
    Abilities: Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket
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    Simipour
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 98 Atk / 63 Def / 98 SpA / 63 SpD / 101 Spe
    Abilities: Gluttony / Torrent (Unreleased)

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    Simisage
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 98 Atk / 63 Def / 98 SpA / 63 SpD / 101 Spe
    Abilities: Gluttony / Overgrow

    Simisear
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 98 Atk / 63 Def / 98 SpA / 63 SpD / 101 Spe
    Abilities: Gluttony / Blaze

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    Skuntank
    Base Stats: 103 HP / 93 Atk / 67 Def / 71 SpA / 61 SpD / 84 Spe
    Abilities: Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye

    Skuntank has a very special niche in the NU tier: a Pursuit trapper. With a unique Dark / Poison typing and decent 103 / 67 / 61 defenses, Skuntank can take hits thanks to only having one weakness, to Ground. With a solid movepool, Skuntank is among the tiers most accomplished Pursuit trappers. With strong moves such as Pursuit, Sucker Punch, Crunch, and Poison Jab, Skuntank is a potent offensive threat. Skuntank is also known for his uncanny ability to ruin stall single handedly with his great typing and Taunt. Skuntank can also do other, less common, options such as Memento for a teammate, Explode, or go mixed with Fire Blast or Hidden Power Grass. All in all, Skuntank is a fantastic stall breaker and Pursuit trapper in the NU tier.
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    Sneasel
    Base Stats: 55 HP / 95 Atk / 55 Def / 35 SpA / 75 SpD / 115 Spe
    Abilities: Inner Focus / Keen Eye / Pickpocket

    Stunfisk
    Base Stats: 109 HP / 69 Atk / 84 Def / 81 SpA / 99 SpD / 32 Spe
    Abilities: Static / Limber / Sand Veil
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    Swanna
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 87 Atk / 63 Def / 87 SpA / 63 SpD / 98 Spe
    Abilities: Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration

    Swanna might not look like much, and it isn't in normal conditions either. However, in rain, Swanna is one of the deadliest late-game sweepers in NU. With rain falling down on it, Swanna hits incredibly hard with its STAB Surf, while it also gets an 100% accurate STAB Hurricane to take advantage of, heavily damaging the opponent with the chance of confusion as well. To top it off, Swanna has a great Speed stat for the NU metagame, outspeeding common threats such as Sawsbuck and Haunter, while it has access to Roost for instant recovery and Ice Beam to put an end to Altaria.
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    Swellow
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 85 Atk / 60 Def / 50 SpA / 50 SpD / 125 Spe
    Abilities: Guts / Scrappy

    Swellow is proof that being one-dimensional isn't such a bad thing, at least not when you do it so well! Even with a mediocre base 85 Attack stat, Swellow still makes for an excellent cleaner thanks to its access to Guts and STAB Facade. Once Swellow's status Orb activates, it will be ready to bring the pain with a jaw dropping 403 Attack, blazing fast 383 Speed, as well as devastating 140 and 120 Base Power STAB attacks in Facade and Brave Bird, respectively. As incredible as all of this seems, Swellow is easily stopped by the common Rock- and Steel-type Pokemon in NU, such as Golem, Regirock, Carracosta, Armaldo, Probopass, Klang, and Mawile while being easily checked by priority users, such as Samurott, Shiftry, Skuntank, Cacturne, and Piloswine. By keeping your Rock- or Steel-type alive through the match you can constantly come in to handle Swellow, while most likely setting up Stealth Rock in the process, hindering Swellow even further. Teams with Swellow are usually supported by Spikes to hurt the Pokemon that beat it, so packing a Rapid Spin user never hurts. Armaldo is not only the best Rapid Spin user in NU, but can set up Stealth Rock and use its Rock typing to slow down the speedster in its track.

    Swoobat
    Base Stats: 67 HP / 57 Atk / 55 Def / 77 SpA / 55 SpD / 114 Spe
    Abilities: Unaware / Klutz / Simple
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    Tangela
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 55 Atk / 115 Def / 100 SpA / 40 SpD / 60 Spe
    Abilities: Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator

    NU is full of powerful physical attackers, and Tangela stands tall against them. With monstrous physical bulk courtesy of Eviolite, it easily shrugs off hits from common Pokemon such as Sawk, Sawsbuck, and Golem. A good supportive movepool consisting of Sleep Powder, Leech Seed, and Knock Off, among others, can help it annoy opposing Pokemon, while its good Special Attack allows it to hit back effectively with Giga Drain or a Hidden Power of its choice. Tangela also boasts an incredible ability in Regenerator, which heals a third of its HP upon switching out. These features combine to make it an incredible physical wall that should warrant both preparation to take it on and consideration for a spot on your team.
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    Tauros
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 100 Atk / 95 Def / 40 SpA / 75 SpD / 110 Spe
    Abilities: Intimidate / Anger Point / Sheer Force
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    Throh
    Base Stats: 120 HP / 100 Atk / 85 Def / 30 SpA / 85 SpD / 45 Spe
    Abilities: Guts / Inner Focus / Mold Breaker
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    Torkoal
    Base Stats: 70 HP / 85 Atk / 140 Def / 85 SpA / 70 SpD / 20 Spe
    Abilities: White Smoke / Shell Armor
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    Torterra
    Base Stats: 95 HP / 109 Atk / 105 Def / 75 SpA / 85 SpD / 56 Spe
    Abilities: Overgrow / Shell Armor
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    Ursaring
    Base Stats: 90 HP / 130 Atk / 75 Def / 75 SpA / 75 SpD / 55 Spe
    Abilities: Guts / Quick Feet / Unnerve
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    Vigoroth
    Base Stats: 80 HP / 80 Atk / 80 Def / 55 SpA / 55 SpD / 90 Spe
    Ability: Vital Spirit

    Slaking's younger brother is back, and here to redeem his lazy brother. Vigoroth is one of those Pokemon that doesn't hit very hard at first, but if he sets up then there will be snowball effect, as Vigoroth will grow stronger and stronger. With Eviolite, Vigoroth's defenses are boosted even higher, and will be difficult to break on the physical side. Bulk Up Vigoroth is analogous to a snowball coming down a large, snowy hill. He has Return for STAB or Body Slam for paralysis. Vigoroth can utilize Earthquake or Brick Break to round out the coverage with its STAB, by hitting Poison-, Rock-, Steel-, and Normal-types super effectively, depending on the chosen move. It also gets worse, because Vigoroth has Sucker Punch to hit first and end the battle quickly, or he can drive defensive Pokemon crazy by Taunting their recovery and utility moves. Vigoroth can utilize the combination of Taunt + Toxic to break stall, and with reliable recovery with Slack Off, it can beat a stall team by itself. If there are no Ghost-type Pokemon, something is gonna be hurt.
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    Victreebel
    Base Stats: 80 HP / 105 Atk / 65 Def / 100 SpA / 60 SpD / 70 Spe
    Abilities: Chlorophyll / Gluttony

    Victreebel has the ability to perform in every tier, from OU to NU and everything in between. In NU, Victreebel really makes its mark, with access to both Growth and Swords Dance. Victreebel is most dangerous in the sun, and will not lighten up when the sun is shining. In the sun, Growth boosts Victreebel's Attack and Special Attack by two stages, making it a very dangerous threat. SolarBeam has no recharge period, and with STAB will leave a scorching hole in anything that doesn't resist it. Weather Ball is a coverage move to slam the numerous Grass-types that resist SolarBeam. Victreebel can utilize its secondary STAB with Sludge Bomb to hit Fire-types neutrally. Victreebel can forgo Sludge Bomb and use Sleep Powder to incapacitate a Pokemon for the rest of the match. Victreebel can also use Swords Dance and hit hard from the physical side, with or without sun. With a STAB Leaf Blade to cut the opposition into pieces, and Sucker Punch to hit faster threats, should the sun be gone.
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    Vileplume
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 80 Atk / 85 Def / 100 SpA / 90 SpD / 50 Spe
    Abilities: Chlorophyll / Effect Spore
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    Volbeat
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 73 Atk / 55 Def / 47 SpA / 75 SpD / 85 Spe
    Abilities: Illuminate / Swarm / Prankster

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    Wartortle
    Base Stats: 59 HP / 63 Atk / 80 Def / 65 SpA / 80 SpD / 58 Spe
    Abilities: Torrent / Rain Dish

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    Weezing
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 90 Atk / 120 Def / 85 SpA / 70 SpD / 60 Spe
    Ability: Levitate

    Weezing is a famous physical wall, able to stop anything that doesn't pack a Psychic-type attack. With one of its weaknesses gone with Levitate, leaving only Psychic-type attacks as its weakness, but Psychic-type attacks are generally special attacks, which Weezing has no business being around. Physical attackers cannot hope to bypass Weezing because it is able to burn the opposition with Will-O-Wisp and heal itself with Pain Split by leeching off the opposing Pokemon. Continuously setting up is fruitless against Weezing because it can erase all stat boosts with Clear Smog. Weezing is no slouch offensively, with a STAB Sludge Bomb damaging and poisoning everything but Steel-type Pokemon, as well as Thunderbolt and Fire Blast for coverage moves.

    Zangoose
    Base Stats: 73 HP / 115 Atk / 60 Def / 60 SpA / 60 SpD / 90 Spe
    Abilities: Immunity / Toxic Boost

    Zebstrika
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 100 Atk / 63 Def / 80 SpA / 63 SpD / 116 Spe
    Abilities: Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper

    Zebstrika has a combination of incredible Speed, moves such as Overheat and Volt Switch, and a great ability in Lightningrod that make it the perfect Choice Scarf user. Thanks to its base 116 Speed, Zebstrika can revenge kill a wide variety of threats, boosted or otherwise, including but not limited to, Gorebyss, Swellow, Braviary, and most Swift Swim Pokemon. It's not all bright and sunny for our zebra friend, though. Despite being one of the fastest Pokemon in the tier, its Special Attack is only a modest 80, meaning Zebstrika has major trouble breaking through specially defensive threats. Despite this crippling flaw, Zebstrika is still an excellent revenge killer, and should always be considered if your team has problems with very fast Pokemon.


    Zweilous
    Base Stats: 72 HP / 85 Atk / 70 Def / 65 SpA / 70 SpD / 58 Spe
    Ability: Hustle
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013

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