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Gen 3 RMT: Under 60% Pow

Discussion in 'Ruins of Alph' started by YJiang, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. YJiang

    YJiang

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    It's 57 or 58% power, I believe.

    Anyway, I've been having some moderate success with this team. Here goes.

    Salamence (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 116 Spd / 142 SDef
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Dragon Dance
    - Earthquake
    - Flamethrower
    - Hidden Power [Flying]

    Standard.

    Alakazam (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Synchronize
    EVs: 42 HP / 216 Spd / 252 SAtk
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Calm Mind
    - Knock Off
    - Psychic
    - Thunderpunch

    Pretty much standard. Knock off is for predicted switches. I'm not sure if I should switch out CM for Encore, since Alakazam can't really live through much to CM anyway, and Encore would be far more annoying.

    Sceptile (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Overgrow
    EVs: 24 HP / 234 Spd / 252 SAtk
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Leaf Blade
    - Leech Seed
    - Substitute

    Standard.

    Milotic (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Marvel Scale
    EVs: 104 HP / 252 Def / 48 Spd / 58 SAtk / 48 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Ice Beam
    - Rest
    - Sleep Talk
    - Surf

    Standard as well.

    Ludicolo (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Swift Swim
    EVs: 170 HP / 88 Spd / 252 SAtk
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Giga Drain
    - Ice Beam
    - Rain Dance
    - Surf

    Pretty decent special attacked, with Max Modest Stabbed Rain Danced Surf surprising a lot of people. Also has some pretty hefty Special resist, which is always a plus.

    Granbull (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Intimidate
    EVs: 129 HP / 252 Atk / 129 Def
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Earthquake
    - Heal Bell
    - Return
    - Thunder Wave

    Uhh...utility pokemon. I used to use Parasect Aromatherapy/HP Bug/Trick/Spore, but Granbull's a lot funner (and less cool looking).

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. Muchabi

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    A bit weak to any gyarados that can outspeed your alakazam after a dance... Maybe try armaldo in his place, because he can also knock-off if you really love it, or he can take a hit from gyarados and respond with a rock blast, plus he can rapid spin (since you don't have a spikes counter, and skarmory can go in against granbull and sceptile decently.)
  3. YJiang

    YJiang

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    Thanks for the advice.

    I used to use a Vaporeon (Max SpA Modest with Surf/Ice Beam/Haze/Wish) instead of Milotic and a Forretress (standard...Spikes/Rapid Spin/Counter/Explosion) instead of the Granbull, but I found that I needed a status spreader/healer so I settled on Granbull.

    EDIT: I also used to use CM/Wish/Psychic/Fire Punch Jirachi over Ludicolo, but his pow% was too high :)

    And Ludicolo's pretty effective as a sweeper anyway.
  4. Bakaman

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    It's not very pratical , but if you battle in *underwater terrain ONLY* nature power turns to hydro pump , with 24 pp. Thats a pretty good option on ludicolo if you don't mind missing sometimes and switching to underwater terrain in the challenge window.
  5. Great Sage

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    On looking at this team, you have a weakness to Luna the Jynx and Regice. Also, give Milotic at least 384 HP, or else CBMence/CBTar will eat you alive. By the way, you have no Normal/Flying/Rock resist.
  6. YJiang

    YJiang

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    I don't really worry about Normal/Rock resist because I can always intimidate with Granbull. And I think Salamence does an OK job resisting Flying, doesn't it?

    I have been having some problems with Regice, actually. I usually just switch into Salamence and Leech Seed it, and hope the Ice Beam doesn't 1hko. If I'm lucky, I can TWave/Return it. Doesn't happen often.

    I tend to switch Ludicolo into Regices, then try and Heal Bell it once it leaves. My Ludicolo can usually out damage it.

    Thanks for the Milotic tip, though.

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