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Overview Updates (GP 1/1)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Windsong, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Windsong

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    Electivire

    <p>Electivire is widely known as a Pokemon that was at the fringes of OU in DPP, and has since fallen to RU. However, Electivire still possesses fantastic type coverage and has also gained a very noteworthy boon this generation in Wild Charge, finally giving it a physical STAB move to make use of its solid base 123 Attack, and allowing it to effectively use purely physical sets after being unable to do so successfully for the entirety of DPP. However, even with this new toy, Electivire still has many notable flaws. Electivire is neither fast enough nor strong enough to do much damage to fast-paced offensive teams, and its coverage moves are not strong enough to effectively break through most walls.</p>

    Emboar

    <p>Emboar, the fiery pig of BW, blasts into RU with a fair amount of impact despite the presence of many other powerful Fire-types that propagate the tier. Emboar has a number of unique traits that set it apart from the other Fire-types common in RU, such as Entei and Typhlosion. The most significant difference is Emboar's secondary Fighting-type, which offers it a neutrality to Stealth Rock and an extremely powerful STAB option in Superpower. This gives Emboar advantages as a wallbreaker over Pokemon such as Entei, and even a slight edge over Magmortar, due to its ability to consistently break Pokemon such as Lickilicky and Clefable. In addition, Emboar's Stealth Rock neutrality allows it to serve as an effective Choice Scarf or Choice Band user. Emboar sadly suffers from a few flaws, most notably the fact that many bulky Water-types such as Poliwrath and Slowking are capable of easily switching in against Choice-locked Fire- and Fighting-type moves. Emboar is also relatively slow and is outsped by the majority of the tier when not using a Choice Scarf, although it is important to note that even Choice Scarf Emboar is outrun by speedy Pokemon such as Aerodactyl and Accelgor. Ultimately, Emboar is a very solid and useful offensive Pokemon.</p>

    Exeggutor

    <p>Exeggutor, a Pokemon that has been around since the days of RBY, has fallen into near obscurity with the advent of Pokemon Black and White. Even in RU, it faces stiff competition from other offensive Grass-types, such as Sceptile, Lilligant, and even Tangrowth. Thankfully, Exeggutor has a few advantages that set it apart from its fellow Grass-types, most notably a spectacular base Special Attack, which is significantly higher than that of any other Grass-type in the tier; it also possesses a moderately useful secondary Psychic typing and two very nifty abilities in Harvest and Chlorophyll. Admittedly, the eggplant has a few major issues that the other Grass-types in the tier lack, including a Pursuit weakness, less durability than Tangrowth, and less Speed than both Lilligant or Sceptile. However, its tremendous Special Attack and useful abilities allow it to solidly fill a few niches in the RU tier.</p>

    Feraligatr

    <p>Big boss alligator himself is here in the form of Feraligatr, one of the more fearsome Pokemon in RU. Wielding dual setup moves in Swords Dance and Dragon Dance along with a solid movepool to make use of them makes Feraligatr an incredibly effective sweeper. Powerful priority in Aqua Jet combined with stellar coverage options in Superpower, Crunch, and Ice Punch make both the Swords Dance and Dragon Dance sets very efficient as well as difficult to wall or revenge kill effectively, especially with a Torrent boost. Despite Feraligatr's solid offensive prowess, it does have a few issues. Choice Scarf users that resist Aqua Jet, such as Rotom-C, can effectively revenge kill Feraligatr with relative ease, whereas bulky Grass- and Water-types, such as Tangrowth and Slowking, are able to wall it depending on Feraligatr's coverage moves of choice. In addition, Feraligatr faces stiff competition as a Swords Dance user from the more powerful Kabutops, and competes with Crawdaunt as a Dragon Dance user. Nevertheless, Feraligatr is a significant offensive threat in the RU metagame.</p>
  2. MysticNova

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    Electivire

    <p>Electivire is widely known as a Pokemon that was at the fringes of OU in the DPP generationDPP, and has since fallen to RU with the advent of Pokemon Black and White. However, Electivire still possesses fantastic type coverage and has also gained a very noteworthy boon this generation within Wild Charge, finally giving it a physical STAB move to make use of its solid base 123 Attack, and allowing it to effectively use purely physical sets after being unable to do so successfully for the entirety of the DPP generationDPP. However, even with theis new toy it was given this generation, Electivire still has many notable flaws. Electivire is neither fast enough nor strong enough to do much damage to fast -(hyphen)paced offensive teams, nor areand its coverage moves are not strong enough to effectively break through most walls. Regardless, Electivire is a very real threat in the RU metagame. </p>

    Emboar

    <p>Emboar, the fiery pig of Black and WhiteW, (comma) blasts into RU with a fair amount of an impact, despite the presence of many other powerful Fire-types that propagate the tier. It immediatelyEmboar has a number of unique traits that set it apart from the other Fire-types common in RU, such as Entei and Typhlosion. The most significant difference is Emboar’s dual's secondary Fighting-type, which offers it a neutrality to Stealth Rock and an extremely powerful secondary STAB option in Superpower. This immediately gives Emboar advantages as a wallbreaker over Pokemon such as Entei, and even a slight edge over Magmortar, due to its ability to consistently break Pokemon such as Lickilicky and Clefable. In addition, Emboar's Stealth Rock neutrality allows it to serve as an effective Choice Scarf or Choice Band user. Emboar sadly suffers from a few flaws, most notably the fact that many bulky Water-types, (comma) such as Poliwrath and Slowking, (comma) are capable of easily switching in against cChoice-locked Fire- and Fighting-type moves. Emboar is also relatively slow, and is outsped by the majority of the tier when not using a Choice Scarf, although notably Aerodactyl and Accelgor outrun even Choice Scarf Emboait is important to note that even Choice Scarf Emboar is outrun by speedy Pokemon, such as Aerodactyl and Accelgor. Ultimately, Emboar is a very solid and useful offensive Pokemon. </p>

    Exeggutor

    <p>Exeggutor, a Pokemon that has been around since the days of RBY, has fallen into near obscurity with the advent of Pokemon Black and White. Even in RU, it faces stiff competition from other offensive Grass-types, such as Sceptile, Lilligant, and even Tangrowth. Thankfully, Exeggutor has a few advantages that set it apart from its fellow Grass-types, most notably a spectacular base Special Attack, which is significantly higher than that of any other Grass-type in the tier,; it also possesses a moderately useful secondary STAB because of its Psychic typing, and two very nifty abilities in Harvest and Chlorophyll. Admittedly, the eggplant has a few major issues that the other Grass-types in the tier lack, including a Pursuit weakness, less durability than Pokemon such as Tangrowth, and less Speed than eitherboth Lilligant or Sceptile. However, its tremendous Special Attack and useful abilities allow it to solidly fill a few niches in the RU tier. </p>

    Feraligatr

    <p>Big boss alligator himself is here in the form of Feraligatr, one of the more fearsome Pokemon in RU. Wielding dual setup moves ofin Swords Dance and Dragon Dance along with a solid movepool to abuse them immediately makes Feraligatr an incredibly effective sweeper. Powerful priority in Aqua Jet combined with stellar coverage options in Superpower, Crunch, and Ice Punch make both the Swords Dance and Dragon Dance sets very efficient, as well as very difficult to either wall or revenge kill effectively. Torrent boosts Feraligatr’s offensive prowess to greater levels as well, especially with a Torrent boost. Despite Feraligatr's solid offensive prowess, however, it does have a few issues. Choice Scarf users that resist Aqua Jet,(comma) such as Rotom-C, (comma) can effectively revenge kill itFeraligatr with relative ease, andwhereas bulky Grass- and Water-types, (comma) such as Tangrowth and Slowking are sometimes, (comma) are able to wall it depending on Feraligatr's coverage moves of choice. In addition, itFeraligatr faces stiff competition as a Swords Dance user from the more powerful Kabutops, and competes with Crawdaunt as a Dragon Dance user. Nevertheless, Feraligatr is a significant offensive threat in the RU metagame. </p>
  3. DittoCrow

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    Address the am check and I'll gp it :p

    Mention how Electivire can be mixed, and state how Exeggutor is a solid Trick Room user and has Psyshock to beat Cryogonal and Roselia. Also I wouldn't put Dragon Dance in Feraligatr's Overview since it is much inferior to the Swords Dance set.

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