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Gen 3 pottle for your???

Discussion in 'Ruins of Alph' started by cookie, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. cookie

    cookie Firebot Development Lad
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    Mar 20, 2005
    Metagross @ Choice Band
    Trait: Clear Body
    EVs: 252 HP / 100 Atk / 156 Def
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Earthquake
    - Explosion
    - Meteor Mash
    - Rock Slide
    I need something to resist normal moves, but I didn't want to use Steelix. I don't use Explosion unless Metagross has done its job.

    Dragonite (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Inner Focus
    EVs: 120 HP / 64 Atk / 40 Spd / 252 SAtk / 32 SDef
    Mild Nature (+SAtk, -Def)
    - Focus Punch
    - Ice Beam
    - Substitute
    - Thunderbolt
    This is cool. I'm wondering if it's deadweight though with Metagross/Heracross killing stuff left and right.

    Vaporeon (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Water Absorb
    EVs: 160 HP / 252 Def / 56 SAtk / 40 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Ice Beam
    - Protect
    - Surf
    - Wish
    Keeps stuff alive. Need help with the set and EVs though.

    Celebi @ Leftovers
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 240 HP / 88 Def / 32 Spd / 150 SDef
    Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
    - Heal Bell
    - Leech Seed
    - Psychic
    - Recover

    Heracross (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Guts
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Focus Punch
    - Hidden Power [Ghost]
    - Megahorn
    - Rock Slide
    I don't need Magneton when I have Focus Punch to nail Skarmory.

    Raikou @ Leftovers
    Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 42 HP / 216 Spd / 252 SAtk
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Calm Mind
    - Hidden Power [Grass]
    - Substitute
    - Thunderbolt
    Handles Zapdos/etc quite nicely. This handles Swampert that Dragonite can't.

    This team lacks a Spinner and is kind of fragile, so I was thinking of Forretress>Metagross.
  2. Mekkah

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    Feb 8, 2005
    This team kinda begs for Substitute/Baton Pass Celebi. Vaporeon can theoretically do it but I don't believe in such slow Pokemon pulling that off succesfully with Zapdos on everyone's team.

    Obi's Dragonite > old standard Dragonite imo. http://www.smogon.com/rs/strategies/dragonite - the Mixed attacker one.
  3. Soap


    Mar 13, 2007
    I think you do need a spinner. Your team gets mass murdered by spikes as there is only one pokemon that resists them, and no spinner available.

    Maybe you could get rid of heracross and put claydol there, as it gives you more rock resistance, and metagross already takes care of normal/flying.
  4. -FL-


    May 4, 2006
    Yup, make Vaporeon the starter and replace Forry > Meta.
  5. Soap


    Mar 13, 2007
    If he did that he would have no rock resistance whatsoever. I think the claydol option would be safer.

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