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Pikachu(QC 2/2 GP 2/2)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Biosci, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Biosci

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    Pikachu
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    [Overview]

    <p>Pikachu: the hero of Pokemon, keeping the world safe from Team Rocket. Its base 90 Speed, as well as its other stats, all of which are below 55, aren't very appealing, as they make Pikachu very susceptible to being KOed by both priority moves and faster Pokemon, such as Garchomp. However, its signature item—Light Ball—gives Pikachu some much-needed attacking power, allowing it to nab some nifty KOs on weakened Pokemon. Even with the attacking power it receives, though, Pikachu still needs lots of team support to actually hurt the opposing team; therefore it enjoys team support from sleep inducers, Icy Wind spammers, and Tailwind users. Pikachu can wreck the opponent if played right, but make any mistake with it and you're done for.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Fake Out Lead
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: Thunderbolt / Thunder
    move 3: Grass Knot
    move 4: Protect / Hidden Power Ice
    item: Light Ball
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Naive / Rash
    evs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Pikachu makes a subpar Fake Out user compared to others, but using Fake Out allows partners to use support moves such as Tailwind, Icy Wind, or Spore, making for an easier second turn. Thunderbolt is Pikachu's main STAB move, dealing plenty of damage to anything that doesn't resist it. Thunder is a harder-hitting option to only be used on rain teams, as its horrid accuracy without rain isn't worth the extra power. Grass Knot is an excellent way for Pikachu to nail a wider variety of Pokemon for super effective damage, such as heavy Ground- and Rock-types; Rhyperior, Gastrodon, Tyranitar, and Terrakion are all noteworthy targets. Protect is useful for Pikachu; it allows it Pikachu to last longer in the battle, and lets teammatesprovide opportunities for Pikachu to shine and go on the offensive. However, Hidden Power Ice can give extra coverage, allowing Pikachu to hit Pokemon such as Garchomp, Landorus, and Dragonite extremely hard.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The purpose of the EVs is to allow Pikachu to hit as hard and fast as possible. Because of its poor defensive stats, using either a Rash or Naive nature instead of decreasing one of its offensive stats is recommended. A Naive nature is generally preferred, due to a need to outspeed threats such as neutral natured Landorus and Volcarona. Light Ball is Pikachu's item to use, giving it an excellent boost for its attacking stats. Lightningrod is the key ability and main reason why Pikachu can be so strong in this metagame, as it pairs well with Pokemon that can spam Discharge or priority Thunder Waves for instant boosts.</p>

    <p>Support is absolutely a must for Pikachu if you wish for optimal results. Pokemon that can provide this support include sleep inducers, Icy Wind users, and Follow Me and Rage Powder users. Ideal Pokemon for this are Amoonguss, Cresselia, and Togekiss, all of which have different types of support. Togekiss can be especially useful for providing Tailwind; however, other users of Tailwind, such as Tornadus and Zapdos, can work just as well. Lightningrod not only gives Pikachu those much-needed boosts to its Special Attack, but also provides support to draw in deadly Electric-type attacks away from Pokemon that would otherwise take heavy damage, such as Gyarados and Jellicent.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Pikachu really doesn't have many other helpful options to use. Static can be used, possibly activating against opponents attempting to use Fake Out or other contact priority moves on it. Focus Sash can be another choice for an item, but losing its Light Ball would lead to a significant drop in attacking power. Support moves such as Rain Dance and Helping Hand can be used, but there are many other Pokemon that can pull off these support roles better. Substitute is a viable option over Protect, but Pikachu's Substitute takes little effort to break.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Pikachu's paper-thin defenses make clear how easy it is to take care of it; nearly any strong STAB attack will OHKO Pikachu. Pikachu essentially fears anything that can outspeed it and hit it hard such as Garchomp and Infernape. Spread moves are also trouble for Pikachu, as they cannot be lured by Follow Me or Rage Powder users. If Pikachu lacks Hidden Power Ice, Pokemon that resist both Grass Knot and Thunderbolt, such as Haxorus and Latios, will take little damage and manage to retaliate and KO it. Relatively bulky Pokemon such as Tyranitar and Metagross also create issues for Pikachu, as they can easily tank one of Pikachu's attacks and KO it with one of their own STAB attacks.</p>
  2. Engineer Pikachu

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    [Overview]

    <p>Pikachu: the hero of Pokemon, keeping the world safe from Team Rocket. Its base 90 Speed, as well as its other stats, all of which are below 55, aren't very appealing, as they make Pikachu very susceptible to being KOed by both priority moves and faster Pokemon, such as Garchomp. However, its signature item—Light Ball—gives Pikachu some much-needed attacking power, allowing it to nab some nifty KOs on weakened Pokemon. Even with the attacking power it receives, though, Pikachu still relies on lots of team support to actually hurt the opposing team; it thus enjoys team support from sleep inducers, Icy Wind spammers, and Tailwind users. Pikachu can wreck the opponent if played right, but use make any mistake with it and you're done for.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Fake Out Lead
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: Thunderbolt / Thunder
    move 3: Grass Knot
    move 4: Protect / Hidden Power Ice
    item: Light Ball
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Naive / Rash
    evs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Pikachu makes a sub-par Fake Out user compared to others, but using Fake Out allows partners to use support moves such as Tailwind, Icy Wind, or Spore, making for an easier second turn. Thunderbolt is Pikachu's main STAB move, dealing plenty of damage to anyone who doesn't resist it. Thunder is a harder-hitting option for use on rain teams; if you're using it only as a stronger move and not under rain, however, misses can be both devastating and annoying. Grass Knot is an excellent way for Pikachu to nail a wider variety of Pokemon for damage, such as heavy Ground- and Rock-types; Rhyperior, Gastrodon, Tyranitar, and Terrakion are all noteworthy targets. Protect is useful for Pikachu; it allows it to work around better in battle <what do you mean by this?> and let teammates provide opportunities for Pikachu to shine and go on the offensive. However, Hidden Power Ice can give extra coverage, allowing Pikachu to hit Pokemon such as Garchomp, Landorus, and Dragonite extremely hard.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The sole purpose of the EVs is to allow Pikachu to hit as hard and fast as possible. Because of its poor defensive stats, using either a Rash or Naive nature instead of decreasing one of its offensive stats is recommended. A Naive nature is generally preferred, due to a need to outspeed threats that actually serve a purpose on the field <examples of threats it needs to outspeed? why could Rash be viable?>. Light Ball is Pikachu's item to use, giving it an excellent boost for its attacking stats. Lightningrod is the key ability and main reason why Pikachu can be so strong in this metagame, as it pairs well with Pokemon who can spam Discharge or priority Thunder Waves for instant boosts.</p>

    <p>Support is absolutely a must for Pikachu if you wish for optimal results. Pokemon who can provide this support include sleep inducers, Icy Wind users, and Follow Me and Rage Powder users. Ideal Pokemon for this are Amoonguss, Cresselia, and Togekiss, all of whom have different types of support. Togekiss can be especially useful for providing Tailwind; however, other users of Tailwind, such as Tornadus and Zapdos, can work just as well. Lightningrod not only gives Pikachu those much-needed boosts to its Special Attack, but also provides support to draw in deadly Electric-type attacks away from Pokemon who would otherwise take heavy damage, such as Gyarados and Jellicent.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Pikachu really doesn't have many other helpful options to use. Static can be used, possibly activating against opponents attempting to use Fake Out or other contact priority moves on it. Focus Sash can be another choice for an item, but losing its Light Ball would lead to a significant drop in attacking power. Support moves like Rain Dance and Helping Hand can be used, but there are many other Pokemon who can pull off this support role better. Substitute is a viable option over Protect, but Pikachu's Substitute takes little effort to break.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Pikachu's paper-thin defenses make clear how easy it is to take care of it; nearly any strong STAB attack will OHKO Pikachu. Pikachu essentially fears anything that can outspeed Pikachu and hit it hard. Spread moves are also trouble for Pikachu, as they cannot be lured by Follow Me or Rage Powder users. If Pikachu lacks Hidden Power Ice, Pokemon that resist both Grass Knot and Thunderbolt will take little damage and manage to retaliate and KO it <examples?>. Relatively bulky Pokemon also create issues for Pikachu, as they can easily tank one of Pikachu's attacks and KO it with one of their own STAB attacks <examples?>.</p>

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    Overall, a pretty good write-up. Focus on what you mean to say and say it in the most direct way possible, and it'll be tons better. Good job!
  3. Biosci

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    Fixed and added, ready for the next check I think
  4. TrollFreak

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    you know, why the hell not, he RNGed so much Pokemon for me already

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    [Overview]

    <p>Pikachu: the hero of Pokemon, keeping the world safe from Team Rocket. Its base 90 Speed, as well as its other stats, all of which are below 55, aren't very appealing, as they make Pikachu very susceptible to being KOed by both priority moves and faster Pokemon, such as Garchomp. However, its signature item—Light Ball—gives Pikachu some much-needed attacking power, allowing it to nab some nifty KOs on weakened Pokemon. Even with the attacking power it receives, though, Pikachu still relies on needs lots of team support to actually hurt the opposing team; therefore it thus enjoys team support from sleep inducers, Icy Wind spammers, and Tailwind users. Pikachu can wreck the opponent if played right, but use make any mistake with it and you're done for.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Fake Out Lead
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: Thunderbolt / Thunder
    move 3: Grass Knot
    move 4: Protect / Hidden Power Ice
    item: Light Ball
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Naive / Rash
    evs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Pikachu makes a sub-par Fake Out user compared to others, but using Fake Out allows partners to use support moves such as Tailwind, Icy Wind, or Spore, making for an easier second turn. Thunderbolt is Pikachu's main STAB move, dealing plenty of damage to anything who that doesn't resist it. Thunder is a harder-hitting option for to only be used on rain teams, as its horrid accuracy without rain isn't worth the extra power. ; if you're using it only as a stronger move and not under rain, however, misses can be both devastating and annoying. Grass Knot is an excellent way for Pikachu to nail a wider variety of Pokemon for super effective damage, such as heavy Ground- and Rock-types; Rhyperior, Gastrodon, Tyranitar, and Terrakion are all noteworthy targets. Protect is useful for Pikachu; it allows it Pikachu to work around in battle due to protection for the turn last longer in the battle, and let allowing teammates to provide opportunities for Pikachu to shine and go on the offensive. However, Hidden Power Ice can give extra coverage, allowing Pikachu to hit Pokemon such as Garchomp, Landorus, and Dragonite extremely hard.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The sole purpose of the EVs is to allow Pikachu to hit as hard and fast as possible. Because of its poor defensive stats, using either a Rash or Naive nature instead of decreasing one of its offensive stats is recommended. A Naive nature is generally preferred, due to a need to outspeed threats that actually serve a purpose on the field such as neutral-Speed natured Landorus and Volcarona. Light Ball is Pikachu's item to use, giving it an excellent boost for its attacking stats. Lightningrod is the key ability and main reason why Pikachu can be so strong in this metagame, as it pairs well with Pokemon who can spam Discharge or priority Thunder Waves for instant boosts.</p>

    <p>Support is absolutely a must for Pikachu if you wish for optimal results. Pokemon who can provide this support include sleep inducers, Icy Wind users, and Follow Me and Rage Powder users. Ideal Pokemon for this are Amoonguss, Cresselia, and Togekiss, all of whom have different types of support. Togekiss can be especially useful for providing Tailwind; however, other users of Tailwind, such as Tornadus and Zapdos, can work just as well. Lightningrod not only gives Pikachu those much-needed boosts to its Special Attack, but also provides support to draw in deadly Electric-type attacks away from Pokemon who would otherwise take heavy damage, such as Gyarados and Jellicent.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Pikachu really doesn't have many other helpful options to use. Static can be used, possibly activating against opponents attempting to use Fake Out or other contact priority moves on it. Focus Sash can be another choice for an item, but losing its Light Ball would lead to a significant drop in attacking power. Support moves like Rain Dance and Helping Hand can be used, but there are many other Pokemon who can pull off this support role better. Substitute is a viable option over Protect, but Pikachu's Substitute takes little effort to break.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Pikachu's paper-thin defenses make clear how easy it is to take care of it; nearly any strong STAB attack will OHKO Pikachu. Pikachu essentially fears anything that can outspeed Pikachu and hit it hard(such as, Latios and Infernape come to mind :3). Spread moves are also trouble for Pikachu, as they cannot be lured by Follow Me or Rage Powder users. If Pikachu lacks Hidden Power Ice, Pokemon that resist both Grass Knot and Thunderbolt will take little damage and manage to retaliate and KO it such as Haxorus and Latios. Relatively bulky Pokemon also create issues for Pikachu, as they can easily tank one of Pikachu's attacks and KO it with one of their own STAB attacks such as Tyranitar and Metagross.</p>
  5. Jellicent

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    Slight work over here. Same colors as TrollFreak, except mine are bolded, and any changes that I didn't agree with just revert back to black.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Pikachu: the hero of Pokemon, keeping the world safe from Team Rocket. Its base 90 Speed, as well as its other stats, all of which are below 55, aren't very appealing, as they make Pikachu very susceptible to being KOed by both priority moves and faster Pokemon, such as Garchomp. However, its signature item—Light Ball—gives Pikachu some much-needed attacking power, allowing it to nab some nifty KOs on weakened Pokemon. Even with the attacking power it receives, though, Pikachu still relies on needs lots of team support to actually hurt the opposing team; therefore it thus enjoys team support from sleep inducers, Icy Wind spammers, and Tailwind users. Pikachu can wreck the opponent if played right, but use make any mistake with it and you're done for.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Fake Out Lead
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: Thunderbolt / Thunder
    move 3: Grass Knot
    move 4: Protect / Hidden Power Ice
    item: Light Ball
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Naive / Rash
    evs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Pikachu makes a subpar Fake Out user compared to others, but using Fake Out allows partners to use support moves such as Tailwind, Icy Wind, or Spore, making for an easier second turn. Thunderbolt is Pikachu's main STAB move, dealing plenty of damage to anything who that doesn't resist it. Thunder is a harder-hitting option for to only be used on rain teams, as its horrid accuracy without rain isn't worth the extra power. ; if you're using it only as a stronger move and not under rain, however, misses can be both devastating and annoying. Grass Knot is an excellent way for Pikachu to nail a wider variety of Pokemon for super effective damage, such as heavy Ground- and Rock-types; Rhyperior, Gastrodon, Tyranitar, and Terrakion are all noteworthy targets. Protect is useful for Pikachu; it allows it Pikachu to work around in battle due to protection for the turn last longer in the battle, and lets teammates provide opportunities for Pikachu to shine and go on the offensive. However, Hidden Power Ice can give extra coverage, allowing Pikachu to hit Pokemon such as Garchomp, Landorus, and Dragonite extremely hard.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The sole purpose of the EVs is to allow Pikachu to hit as hard and fast as possible. Because of its poor defensive stats, using either a Rash or Naive nature instead of decreasing one of its offensive stats is recommended. A Naive nature is generally preferred, due to a need to outspeed threats that actually serve a purpose on the field such as neutral-Speed natured Landorus and Volcarona. Light Ball is Pikachu's item to use, giving it an excellent boost for its attacking stats. Lightningrod is the key ability and main reason why Pikachu can be so strong in this metagame, as it pairs well with Pokemon who that can spam Discharge or priority Thunder Waves for instant boosts.</p>

    <p>Support is absolutely a must for Pikachu if you wish for optimal results. Pokemon who that can provide this support include sleep inducers, Icy Wind users, and Follow Me and Rage Powder users. Ideal Pokemon for this are Amoonguss, Cresselia, and Togekiss, all of whom which have different types of support. Togekiss can be especially useful for providing Tailwind; however, other users of Tailwind, such as Tornadus and Zapdos, can work just as well. Lightningrod not only gives Pikachu those much-needed boosts to its Special Attack, but also provides support to draw in deadly Electric-type attacks away from Pokemon who that would otherwise take heavy damage, such as Gyarados and Jellicent.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Pikachu really doesn't have many other helpful options to use. Static can be used, possibly activating against opponents attempting to use Fake Out or other contact priority moves on it. Focus Sash can be another choice for an item, but losing its Light Ball would lead to a significant drop in attacking power. Support moves like such as Rain Dance and Helping Hand can be used, but there are many other Pokemon who that can pull off this these support roles better. Substitute is a viable option over Protect, but Pikachu's Substitute takes little effort to break.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Pikachu's paper-thin defenses make clear how easy it is to take care of it; nearly any strong STAB attack will OHKO Pikachu. Pikachu essentially fears anything that can outspeed Pikachu it and hit it hard(such as, Latios and Infernape come to mind :3). Spread moves are also trouble for Pikachu, as they cannot be lured by Follow Me or Rage Powder users. If Pikachu lacks Hidden Power Ice, Pokemon that resist both Grass Knot and Thunderbolt, such as Haxorus and Latios, will take little damage and manage to retaliate and KO it such as Haxorus and Latios. Relatively bulky Pokemon such as Tyranitar and Metagross also create issues for Pikachu, as they can easily tank one of Pikachu's attacks and KO it with one of their own STAB attacks such as Tyranitar and Metagross.</p>

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  6. Biosci

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    Thanks! This is now done
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