Oobemu ______________________ [Overview] Great base 125 Special Attack and access to Nasty Plot. Very, very slow, mostly outclassed by Rankurusu who is bulkier, gets a far superior ability, and gets Focus Blast to smash Dark-types in half. Defenses aren't that great. However, Oobemu works well alongside Rankurusu. They share the same counters, so Rankurusu can go first and blast them down while Oobemu cleans up the scraps. [SET] name: Trick Room Sweeper move 1: Trick Room move 2: Psychic / Psycho Shock move 3: Thunderbolt move 4: Hidden Power Fighting / Nasty Plot / Recover item: Life Orb ability: Synchronize nature: Quiet evs: 252 HP / 6 Def / 252 SpA ivs: 2 Spe Set Comments One of the few Pokemon that can set up Trick Room and actually sweep. Psycho Shock vs. Psychic is preference of hitting Blissey for a 2HKO (45.9% - 54.2%) or hitting Special Defensive Pokemon harder. Psycho Shock is usually superior except against Gliscor and Hippowdon. Thunderbolt is something Oobemu has over Rankurusu and it gets a powerful neutral hit on Steel- and Dark-types as well as murdering Bulky Waters. Hidden Power Fighting is Oobemu's strongest attack against Doryuuzu and other Steel- and Dark-type Pokemon. Additional Comments Nasty Plot allows Oobemu to have even more sweeping power, but even with Max HP investment it will be hard pressed to pull it off. However, oobemu can do quite a bit of damage after a boost. For example, it will always OHKO Blissey with Psycho Shock after a boost provided Stealth Rock is up and Oobemu is holding a Life Orb. Recover allows Oobemu to last longer and heal off Life Orb recoil. Shadow Ball can be used to hit other Psychic-types. Bring this out lategame once Rankurusu has weakened the counters. A Quiet nature in conjuction with the 2 Speed IV enables Oobemu to outspeed as many things as possible while still maintaining a base 70 power Hidden Power Fighting. Teammates & Counters Oobemu is pretty much outclassed by Rankurusu, so don't use it unless said Rankurusu is used in conjuction with it to help beat down its counters. Other Psychic-types, such as Cresselia, Mewtwo, and Latios can easily beat it. Tyranitar and Doryuuzu destroy Oobemu if it lacks Hidden Power Fighting. Giratina-O and Scizor can handle Oobemu's attacks well and bypass Trick Room with their respective STAB priority attacks Shadow Sneak and Bullet Punch. Anything with Sucker Punch owns Oobemu. Tyranitar benefits from Trick Room support and can handle Giratina-O and most Psychic-types with its powerful STAB Crunch. Giratina-O likes Trick Room support and can check Mewtwo to an extent with Shadow Sneak. Roobushin can beat up Doryuuzu and Tyranitar with Mach Punch and, as expected, benefits from Trick Room. Scizor can be taken on by any Fire-type such as Heatran. Heatran also, you guessed it, benefits from Trick Room. Any kind of entry hazards is welcomed by Oobemu to help it grab notable KOes. [Team Options] Any kind of entry hazards to help soften up bulkier Pokemon. Fighting-types such as Roobushin are helpful in general to help KO Dark- and Steel-type Pokemon. Tyranitar can easily fell most Psychic-types with its powerful STAB Crunch attack, whereas Zuruzukin can use them as set up bait. Heatran can easily take on Scizor and it resists all of Oobemu's weaknesses. [Optional Changes] Oobemu can utilize Screens, Thunder Wave, and Toxic for more team support. It gets Calm Mind, but Oobemu isn't bulky enough to take advantage of it. Energy Ball covers Water-types while hitting Doryuuzu for decent damage. [Counters] Most Dark-types such as Zurzukin and Tyranitar if Oobemu lacks Hidden Power Fighting. Giratina-O, Scizor, anything with Sucker Punch. Oobemu hates strong priority in general. Mewtwo, Cresselia, and Rankurusu wall Oobemu unless it has Shadow Ball. [Dream World] Oobemu receives the ability Analyze from the Dream World. This ability gives a significant power boost to Oobemu's attacks provided it goes last, which it will more often than not accomplish thanks to its pitiful base 40 Speed. Analyze allows Oobemu to hit much harder than Rankurusu most of the time, possible making a bulky Specs set of good utility.