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Politoed

Discussion in 'Global Battle Union' started by PungentFruit, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. PungentFruit

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    [​IMG]
    HP: 90
    Atk: 75
    Def: 75
    SAtk: 90
    SDef: 100
    Spd: 70

    Abilities:
    Water Absorb: The Pokémon heals up to 1/4 of it’s maximum Hit Points when hit with Water-type moves.
    Damp: Explosion and Selfdestruct will not work while the Pokémon is on the field.
    Dream World:
    Drizzle: Weather changes to Heavy Rain when the Pokémon enters the battle.


    Moves (open)
    Code:
    [B]Level-Up Moves[/B]
    Lv1 BubbleBeam
    Lv1 DoubleSlap		
    Lv1 Hypnosis		
    Lv1 Perish Song		
    Lv27 Swagger		
    Lv37 Bounce		
    Lv48 Hyper Voice		
    
    [B]TM/HMs Learned[/B]
    TM06 Toxic	
    TM07 Hail	
    TM10 Hidden Power		
    TM13 Ice Beam		
    TM14 Blizzard		
    TM15 Hyper Beam	
    TM17 Protect	
    TM18 Rain Dance		
    TM21 Frustration		
    TM26 Earthquake		
    TM27 Return		
    TM28 Dig		
    TM29 Psychic		
    TM31 Brick Break		
    TM32 Double Team		
    TM42 Facade		
    TM44 Rest		
    TM45 Attract	
    TM46 Thief		
    TM48 Round		
    TM49 Echoed Voice	
    TM52 Focus Blast		
    TM55 Scald		
    TM56 Fling		
    TM66 Payback		
    TM68 Giga Impact		
    TM78 Bulldoze
    TM87 Swagger		
    TM90 Substitute		
    TM94 Rock Smash		
    HM03 Surf	
    HM04 Strength		
    HM05 Waterfall		
    HM06 Dive		
    
    [B]Egg Moves[/B]
    Mist
    Splash
    Bubblebeam
    Haze
    Mind Reader
    Water Sport
    Ice Ball
    Mud Shot 
    Refresh
    Endeavor
    Encore
    Endure
    Water Pulse
    
    
    [B]Pre-Evolution Moves[/B]
    Water Sport
    Bubble
    Water Gun
    Rain Dance
    Natural Gift
    Body Slam
    Mud Shot
    Belly Drum
    Wake-Up-Slap
    Hydro Pump
    Mud Bomb
    
    
    [B]Gen IV Only Moves:[/B]
    Focus Punch
    Secret Power
    Captivate
    Sleep Talk
    Natural Gift
    Whirlpool
    Icy Wind
    Helping Hand
    Snore
    Mud Slap
    Headbutt
    

    GBU Doubles Sets

    Specially Bulky Politoed
    Politoed @ Leftovers / Wacan Berry / Iron Ball
    Trait: Drizzle
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 6 SAtk
    IVs: 0 Spd (If Iron Ball is used)
    Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
    - Encore
    - Ice Beam
    - Hypnosis
    - Scald


    • Politoed can easily set up Rain and survive multiple Specially-based hits.
    • Can annoy the opponent by putting them to sleep with Hypnosis, Encoring Trick Room, or burning the opponent with Scald.
    • Politoed gives an excellent advantage to Swift Swimmers, Rain Dishers, Rain abusers, and water types with its ability, Drizzle.
    • It's bulkyness gives the opponent a hard time to take out Politoed while he/she still has to deal with the Rain abusers Politoed is paired up with
    • Iron Ball can also be an option for Politoed to have absolute weather so you can guarantee rain.

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    Choice Politoed
    Politoed @ Choice Scarf / Choice Specs
    Trait: Drizzle
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 6 HP
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) / Timid Narure (+Spe, -Atk)
    - Hydro Pump / Scald / Surf
    - Focus Blast / Surf
    - Hidden Power [Grass] / [Electric]
    - Ice Beam


    • Politoed can set up Rain for its allies and sweep within the Rain as well.
    • It reaches a mediocre 156 SAtk stat at Level 50 but is made up for with its 183 Speed stat with a Choice Scarf, easily outspeeding the Genies and threats such as Starmie.
    • Politoed helps its team out a lot by taking out threats to common Rain abusers that it outspeeds such as the Genies and Starmie as stated previosly
    • Politoed can also run a Choice Specs set to run even more damage than the Scarf set but is substatially lower but definitely a viable option
  2. lucariojr

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    Mention Iron Ball to underspeed other weather starters so your rain gets set up instead of theirs.
  3. Solace

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    quiet choice specs set might be worth a mention, but otherwise the other sets are fine

    and also do what lucariojr said and mention why you would pick iron ball as a held item
  4. PungentFruit

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    I edited in the changes you guys have mentioned.
  5. JRank

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    Why run Focus Blast on the Choice set? I think Surf or another Water move in that slot deals with Steels (I guess that's why it's there?), and you don't have the 70% accuracy. Also partnering it with Toxicroak running Surf and Hydro Pump is beneficial so you can Surf and heal Croak if they don't have a Water-immune Mon (Gastrodon, Jellicent, etc), and Hydro Pump something else if they do.

    EDIT: aside from hitting Ferro but if you're running Rain you shouldn't be only relying on Politoed to beat it with a 70% accurate move.
  6. cosmicexplorer

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    Modest Choice Scarf actually speed ties with Starmie and Raikou, not outspeeds. For this reason, a Choice Scarf set is probably better off running Timid, which allows it to outspeed everything up to base 130s like Aerodactyl and Jolteon.

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