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Gen 3 PTD (poor typing disorder)

Discussion in 'Ruins of Alph' started by Falkner12, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Falkner12

    Falkner12

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    I want to make Piloswine seem semi-worth something. So here we go.

    Zapdos @ Leftovers
    Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 188 HP / 136 Spd / 16 SAtk / 168 SDef
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Light Screen
    - Rest
    - Thunder Wave
    - Thunderbolt

    This is usually the route I take with screening Zapdoses. HP grass is almost purely for Swampert and, especially after a Light Screen, Gyarados will love any Swampert switch-ins. Idk though, maybe HP Ice over something.

    Piloswine (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Oblivious
    EVs: 152 HP / 252 Atk / 104 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Earthquake
    - Hidden Power [Bug]
    - Ice Beam
    - Rock Slide

    Perhaps I should've saved Piloswine until the end, ah well. This is the best I could come up with for the swine. I realized there is atleast one interesting niche Piloswine fills and that is being immune to both hail and sandstorm...not that hail is ever used but that is beside the point. Advise on the Ev spread would be appreciated, as I just tried to put enough speed to outrun bulky grounds who couldn't be paralyzed.

    Gyarados (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Intimidate
    EVs: 212 HP / 56 Atk / 184 Def / 52 Spd / 4 SDef
    Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
    - Dragon Dance
    - Earthquake
    - Hidden Power [Flying]
    - Thunder Wave

    Fun Bulky Gyarados, mainly for Swampert. Enough speed to outrun most Suicune and then Marowak and everything Suicune is meant to outspeed I guess.

    Jirachi @ Leftovers
    Trait: Serene Grace
    EVs: 172 HP / 136 Def / 176 Spd / 24 SAtk
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Psychic
    - Reflect
    - Thunder
    - Wish

    I'm hoping Piloswine won't be taking any hits but on the off chance it is, Jirachi is here with Reflect, para, and Wish support.

    Celebi @ Leftovers
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 108 HP / 180 Spd / 220 SAtk
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Calm Mind
    - Giga Drain
    - Hidden Power [Fire]
    - Recover

    This, is kind of my hope of catching Skarmory off guard. I mostly put it here to create a solid defense with Jirachi. Suggestions would of course be appreciated.

    Hitmontop (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Intimidate
    EVs: 240 HP / 128 Atk / 140 Def
    Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
    - Hidden Power [Ghost]
    - Rapid Spin
    - Rock Slide
    - Triple Kick

    My answer to Ttar, and spikes...and ghosts that may attempt to block. I know I rely on prediction a bit with this but I like it. Maybe Starmie instead?
  2. k.k.2

    k.k.2

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    That is a nice idea
  3. Iggeh

    Iggeh

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    I like running Max Speed on Piloswine because it lets him outspeed and OHKO Metagross and no one ever expects it.

    I've no clue why you would need Thunder Wave on Gyarados...

    I would run Bulk Up over Rock Slide on Hitmontop because it'll be doing shit to Gyarados and Salamence even with the right prediction, and without Bulk Up you'll be doing shit to everything.
  4. Falkner12

    Falkner12

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    well the idea with Gyarados was just land some unexpected paralysis, but I guess most things that are coming in on Gyara are either immune to twave, will rest it off, or have natural cure. So just Taunt/Sub instead?

    As for bulk up on Top...I'm not sold. Hitmontop just doesn't seem sturdy enough to be in for too many turns; what could he set up on in the first place? I'll test it out atleast

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