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Sableye (Update) (GP 2/2)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Friar, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Friar

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    [Overview]

    <p>Despite possessing lower stats and a shallower movepool than other metagame staples, Sableye remains a very viable choice in the UU tier after the transition to BW2. Prankster, Sableye's Dream World ability, is the key to its success, giving it access to priority on key moves, such as Will-O-Wisp, Recover, and Taunt. Combined with zero weaknesses and two handy immunities, Sableye can be a thorn in the side of physical attackers, set-up sweepers, and support Pokemon alike. In addition, recent changes are almost exclusively beneficial for the Darkness Pokemon. Sableye is able to take on UU newcomers Mienshao and Scrafty easily, and the increasingly popular Moxie Heracross is not nearly as threatening to Sableye as its Guts counterpart. Sableye also gained interesting moves such as Gravity in BW2, increasing its already vast support options. However, Sableye struggles to handle special attackers and the most powerful physical threats, so using Sableye effectively requires a strong defensive backbone to overcome some of its shortcomings. Still, with team support and some prediction, Sableye makes a great addition to teams looking for insurance against physical attackers and stall teams.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Prankster
    move 1: Recover
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Taunt
    move 4: Foul Play / Night Shade
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Prankster
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set abuses all of Sableye's unique gifts in conjuction with Prankster to become a massive headache for teams lacking the power to force it out. Recover helps Sableye to continually take hits, and due to Prankster it will move first almost all of the time, meaning the opponent must be doing more than fifty percent damage to Sableye to have a chance at beating it with power alone. Priority Will-O-Wisp cripples physical attackers, and chips away at the opponent's health. Taunt helps Sableye in a variety of ways, preventing status, opposing Taunt, stat boosting moves, and recovery moves. Foul Play or Night Shade occupies the last slot, in case Sableye is Taunted or needs to deal damage more quickly than Will-O-Wisp can provide. Foul Play gives Sableye a weapon against Victini, Darmanitan, and Chandelure looking to switch in on any of Sableye's other moves, while Night Shade is a more consistent option.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs provide Sableye with balanced defensive capabilties, with an emphasis on Sableye's Special Defense because of Sableye's access to priority burns to bolster its Defense. The Defense EVs allow Sableye to take on the UU newcomers Scrafty and Mienshao without trouble through a cycle of Will-O-Wisp and Recover, using Taunt if necessary to stop set-up. A Calm nature is ideal because neither of Sableye's main attacking options utilize Sableye's own Attack stat, and the benefit of minimizing possible confusion damage is preferred. With such a large support movepool, Sableye can use multiple other moves in the last slot. Knock Off allows Sableye to operate while Taunted, and disrupts item dependent Pokemon, for example ridding defensive Pokemon such as Umbreon of Leftovers or sweepers such as Azelf of Life Orb. Toxic in the last slot helps Sableye wear down special attackers such as Blastoise and Slowbro more effectively than if they had been burned. Substitute works well for stalling because between priority Substitutes and Recovers, the opponent will struggle to get good hits on Sableye. However, many of these alternate options leave Sableye relying on status damage to drain the opponent's health.</p>

    <p>To help Sableye bring down opponents more quickly than with burn damage alone, entry hazards aid it immensely. Many of Sableye's counters are also very vulnerable to entry hazards, such as Zapdos, Chandelure, and Houndoom. Qwilfish and Gligar can supply Spikes and Stealth Rock, respectively, while also serving as backup checks to physical attackers that Sableye cannot handle. In return, Sableye can block Rapid Spin by way of its Ghost-typing to keep the entry hazards on the field. While Sableye is adept at taking on the majority of physical attackers in UU, strong special attackers are another story. Snorlax can handle special juggernauts such as Zapdos, Shaymin, and Nidoking, and also appreciates the Fighting-type immunity that Sableye brings to the table.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Prankster is central to Sableye's success, and with a large support movepool Sableye can use many other moves reliably. Sableye can make use of the Substitute and Torment combination, which will make many attackers rip their hair out trying to land a meaningful hit on Sableye. However, Sableye will struggle to take down opponents quickly with just Night Shade or Will-O-Wisp damage. Sableye is a decent Calm Mind user with Dark Pulse, now compatible with Prankster through move tutors, to surprise the special attackers that like to try to bring Sableye down; however, not being able to run both Taunt and Will-O-Wisp together on one set makes consistent results from the Calm Mind set unlikely. Sableye is able to use other moves such as Confuse Ray, Captivate, Trick, Psych Up, and Mean Look somewhat effectively, but is usually better off with the moves listed in the analysis. Finally, Sableye can be a valuable addition to a team based on a specific field condition with access to Sunny Day, Rain Dance, and Gravity. Prankster almost guarantees that Sableye can use the respective move to aid benefiting sweepers.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>While Sableye may seem like a tough nut to crack with priority burn and recovery, there are multiple reliable methods to take it down. Fire-types such as Victini, Darmanitan, and Chandelure can come in on any attack except for Foul Play and take out Sableye in a single blow. Other lesser seen Fire-types such as Houndoom and Rotom-H can switch in with impunity because they do not fear Foul Play. While Guts Heracross has a high Attack stat, it can also switch in without fear because of its resistance to Foul Play. Heracross can then annihilate Sableye with Megahorn, profiting from potential burns due to its ability. Xatu is a good counter to Sableye because of Magic Bounce, which will reflect Sableye's attempts to status or Taunt Xatu. Xatu can then easily set up Reflect to sponge Foul Play. From there, it is a bit of a stalemate unless Xatu runs Toxic, which will bring down Sableye over time.</p>

    <p>In addition to these options, most strong special attackers can take care of Sableye without much trouble. As Sableye cannot buffer their special attacks, Pokemon such as Roserade and Raikou can handle Sableye without issue and do not mind being burned. Another of Sableye's shortcomings is that it does not take on bulky Water-types very well without Toxic because of Scald's burn chance, so Suicune, Blastoise, and Milotic can all work against Sableye if needed.</p>

    skeleton (open)
    Changes:
    - Brought in changes to UU since last analysis (does pretty well vs Scrafty, Mienshao, and the now popular Moxie Cross means what was once Sableye's best counter is now taken advantage of)
    - The Trick set is out. You make whatever switches in slow, but so what? You haven't done anything really productive. Even if they're slower now, if they're switching in they likely beat Sableye, so you still need to switch. Might as well have burned, Taunted, or just attacked the switch in anyway. The Trick set doesn't help vs stall because they don't mind being slow and Sableye is great vs stall anyway. Physical Choice users like Victini or Darmanitan that switch in might as well have hit with Foul Play. I guess for Special attackers it works but why have the option to slightly annoy them when you can use that slot to burn stuff or not be total Taunt bait? Also you could just Knock Off if item control is really what you're going for

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    [OVERVIEW]

    - Almost exclusively benefits from BW2 changes (Scrafty, Mienshao, Moxie Cross)
    - Prankster is the key to Sableye's success
    - Nightmare for physical attackers and many stall teams
    - No type-effective weaknesses
    - Able to stop many threats effectively, but due to only having 4 moves available will always have exploitable weaknesses no matter the set
    - With good prediction and some minor team support makes a great addition to a team

    [SET]
    name: Prankster
    move 1: Recover
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Taunt
    move 4: Foul Play / Night Shade
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Prankster
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    - Abuses Prankster to the fullest
    - Able to handle most physical attackers in the tier
    - Priority Recover can make Sableye very tough to take down
    - Will-O-Wisp neuters all physical attackers that are not Fire-types or possess Guts
    - Taunt prevents Sableye from being statused as well as preventing the opponent from setting up
    - Foul Play mauls the few physical attackers that beat this, except for Guts Heracross who still takes a chunk, while Night Shade is more reliable damage. Both prevent Sableye from being Taunt-bait

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    - Evs make give Sableye balanced defensive capabilties with an emphasis on Special Defense due to having access to priority burns
    - Calm because neither attacking move uses Sableye's attack stat, so you can minimize possible confusion damage
    - Knock Off is a decent move in the last slot to hurt item-dependent Pokemon. Limits Sableye to relying almost exclusively on burn to do damage
    - Toxic or Substitute could also work, but it makes Sableye vulnerable to Taunt. Toxic helps break down bulkier Pokemon that don't mind the burn, such as Blastoise, and allows Sableye to status Fire-types
    - Hazard support helps Sableye a lot because Sableye causes lots of switches. Gligar and Qwilfish have access to hazards and can serve as backup checks to physical attackers. Sableye also can block Rapid Spin
    - Snorlax takes on the special attackers in the tier, whom Sableye can't take. Snorlax appreciates having opposing physical attackers burned and something to take Fighting-type attacks.

    [Other Options]

    - Torment with Substitute. With Toxic Spikes not being very viable you will struggle to make significant dents in the opponent's team.
    - Calm Mind to surprise special attackers. Difficult to pull off because Sableye has to choose between Taunt and Will-O-Wisp
    - Confuse Ray, Captivate, Trick, Psych Up, Mean Look. Confuse Ray and Psych Up seem somewhat viable, but generally make Sableye more vulnerable to something that it could cover with a standard move
    - Weather Support with the respective item. Almost guaranteed to get the weather started due to Prankster
    - Gravity in the same vein

    [Checks and Counters]

    - Fire types like Victini, Darmanitan, Rotom-H, and Houndoom. These are susceptible to being worn down. Plus, the first two need to avoid Foul Play on the switch in
    - Guts Heracross is the best counter
    - Xatu annoys, can be a stalemate if Xatu lacks Toxic
    - Strong special attackers in general give Sableye a lot of trouble. Especially Roserade and Shaymin, who have access to recovery and Natural Cure to avoid significant trouble from being burned
  2. kokoloko

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    We should probably work on finding a better EV spread for the first set. That one is outdated as fuck--iirc it was meant to beat Donphan (no longer relevant) while keeping the best possible SpD.

    Toxic deserves a stronger emphasis that what it currently has, as it lets Sableye beat Blastoise much more easily. Speaking of Blastoise, you say that Sableye has a crappy matchup against most spinners when in reality it has an "ok" matchup at worst, so please change that.

    Also remove this bit from the first set:

    That's not really true, support Sableye looks to switch in on stuff (specifically Rapid Spin and like... HJK). This would apply more to CM Sableye, who wants to be as healthy as possible before beginning to set up.
  3. Friar

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    Put in those changes kokoloko. Thanks!

    Ran some calcs to see if 252 / 120 / 136 Calm would still work. This is what I came up with:

    252 Life Orb neutral Mienshao vs 252 / 120 neutral Sableye: 49-58%
    - Sableye can take it on even after switching into Stealth Rock (58 + 29 + 12.5 = 99.5, but Leftovers gives you some wiggle room). You can also stall SubSD a bit, but are in trouble if they crit. EDIT: Actually if you switch in on Swords Dance, then burn as they SD again you're still pretty fucked

    DD Scrafty (252 Life Orb neutral Scrafty vs 252 / 120 neutral Sableye)
    - Crunch: 47-56%
    - +1 Burn: 35-42%
    - You win again after SR barring Defense drops / crits. Leftovers gives some wiggle room

    BU Scrafty (8 Atk Leftovers neutral Scrafty vs 252 / 120 neutral Sableye)
    - Crunch: 28-33%
    - +1 Crunch: 42-50%
    - +2 Crunch: 57-67%
    - Accounting for some Shed Skin, you shouldn't let it get above +2

    I don't run a lot of calcs, so these might be wrong, but it seems like a solid spread still
  4. DestinyUnknown

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    The Ev Spread on the first set allowed Sableye to avoid te 2HKO from Alakazam (shadow ball). So yeah it's outdated as fuck. I think I have a good spread from a team I made, I will look for it when I come back home.
    Also, are you really sure we should keep CM Sableye on the analisys? I have used it multiple times to test how "good" it was and never seemed to work. It can't beat bulky waters due to Scald (which you can't prevent via Taunt and its probably the biggest reason why the set doesn't work). Another problem is that Sableye doesn't hit hard enough unless it has like 4/5 boosts which aren't easy to get without Will-O-Wisp and if you're actually using WoW, then you are easily toxiced/phazed away.
  5. Friar

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    I think CM Sableye deserves its spot in the analysis. A common offensive strategy in UU right now is to overwhelm the opponent's Snorlax / Umbreon then sweep with special attackers. Many teams are stacked with special attackers and after a few boosts Sableye can defend himself well against those types of teams. Something that I found in testing is that if you stay 2 boosts ahead of even very strong special attackers you come out ahead. By CM'ing on the switch and then CM'ing again before they hit you, Sableye can take on LO Shaymin, Zapdos, or even Nidoking. This means CM Sableye beats many would be counters to the first set, and does very well in a specially based metagame. That alone makes it pretty worthy of analysis in my opinion even if it isn't the most popular set. You'd also be surprised how well Sableye can survive against physical onslaughts with 252 / 252 Bold, even without Will-O-Wisp. I was able to stall Mienshao out of Stone Edges easily before starting to set up Calm Minds without Will-O-Wisp even in the set.

    Basically it succeeds once the strongest attackers (usually frailer also) are out of the way and you can set up and go for your sweep

    I have some logs here, can show more if needed. Played on PO because PS is awful, and their UU is slightly different, but for all intents and purposes this should be ok (it took out a SubCM Virizion!). Sableye bits in BOLD

    battle 1 (open)
    Battle between laxbro and [Hero]Kobra Swagg started!

    Tier: Wifi UU
    Mode: Singles
    Variation: +14, -18
    Rule: Rated
    Rule: Sleep Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Your team: Heracross / Gligar / Snorlax / Amoonguss / Sableye / Blastoise
    Opponent's team: Snorlax / Entei / Slowbro / Froslass / Golurk / Virizion

    laxbro sent out Blastoise!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Froslass!

    Start of turn 1
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Froslass back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Snorlax!

    Blastoise used Scald!
    A critical hit!
    The foe's Snorlax lost 23% of its health!
    The foe's Snorlax was burned!

    The foe's Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Snorlax is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 2
    laxbro called Blastoise back!
    laxbro sent out Sableye!

    The foe's Snorlax used Body Slam!
    It had no effect!

    The foe's Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Snorlax is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 3
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Snorlax back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Entei!

    The foe's Entei is exerting its Pressure!
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    Start of turn 4
    laxbro called Sableye back!
    laxbro sent out Blastoise!

    The foe's Entei used Flare Blitz!
    It's not very effective...
    Blastoise lost 123 HP! (33% of its health)
    The foe's Entei is hit with recoil!
    Blastoise was burned!

    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Blastoise is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 5
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Entei back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Snorlax!

    laxbro called Blastoise back!
    laxbro sent out Gligar!

    The foe's Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Snorlax is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 6
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Snorlax back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Virizion!

    Gligar used Stealth Rock!
    Pointed stones float in the air around [Hero]Kobra Swagg's team!

    Start of turn 7
    laxbro called Gligar back!
    laxbro sent out Amoonguss!

    The foe's Virizion used Substitute!
    The foe's Virizion made a substitute!

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 8
    The foe's Virizion used Calm Mind!
    The foe's Virizion's Sp. Att. rose!
    The foe's Virizion's Sp. Def. rose!

    Amoonguss used Clear Smog!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Virizion's substitute took the damage!

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg: bad move lol

    Start of turn 9
    laxbro called Amoonguss back!
    laxbro sent out Heracross!

    The foe's Virizion used Calm Mind!
    The foe's Virizion's Sp. Att. rose!
    The foe's Virizion's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 10
    Heracross used Megahorn!
    The foe's Virizion's substitute faded!

    The foe's Virizion used Focus Blast!
    It's not very effective...
    Heracross lost 162 HP! (53% of its health)

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 11
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Virizion back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Golurk!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Golurk!

    Heracross used Megahorn!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Golurk lost 33% of its health!

    The foe's Golurk restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 12
    laxbro called Heracross back!
    laxbro sent out Amoonguss!

    The foe's Golurk used Stealth Rock!
    Pointed stones float in the air around laxbro's team!

    The foe's Golurk restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 13
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Golurk back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Snorlax!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Snorlax!

    Amoonguss used Spore!
    But it failed!

    The foe's Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Snorlax is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 14
    laxbro called Amoonguss back!
    laxbro sent out Sableye!
    Pointed stones dug into Sableye!

    The foe's Snorlax used Rest!
    The foe's Snorlax went to sleep and became healthy!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 15
    laxbro called Sableye back!
    laxbro sent out Blastoise!
    Pointed stones dug into Blastoise!

    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Snorlax back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Entei!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Entei!

    The foe's Entei is exerting its Pressure!
    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Blastoise is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 16
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Entei back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Snorlax!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Snorlax!

    Blastoise used Rapid Spin!
    The foe's Snorlax lost 1% of its health!
    Blastoise blew away Stealth Rock!

    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Blastoise is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 17
    laxbro called Blastoise back!
    laxbro sent out Sableye!

    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Snorlax back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Virizion!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Virizion!

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 18
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Virizion fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Virizion can't use Calm Mind after the taunt!

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 19
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 102 HP! (33% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 20
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Virizion back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Golurk!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Golurk!

    Sableye used Dark Pulse!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Golurk lost 58% of its health!

    The foe's Golurk restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 21
    The foe's Golurk used Shadow Punch!
    Sableye lost 106 HP! (34% of its health)

    Sableye used Dark Pulse!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Golurk lost 14% of its health!
    The foe's Golurk fainted!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Entei!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Entei!

    The foe's Entei is exerting its Pressure!

    Start of turn 22
    laxbro called Sableye back!
    laxbro sent out Gligar!

    The foe's Entei used Flare Blitz!
    Gligar lost 160 HP! (47% of its health)
    The foe's Entei is hit with recoil!

    Start of turn 23
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Entei back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Virizion!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Virizion!

    Gligar used Roost!
    Gligar landed on the ground!
    Gligar regained health!

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 24
    laxbro called Gligar back!
    laxbro sent out Heracross!

    The foe's Virizion used Substitute!
    The foe's Virizion made a substitute!

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 25
    Heracross used Megahorn!
    The foe's Virizion's substitute faded!

    The foe's Virizion used Focus Blast!
    It's not very effective...
    Heracross lost 84 HP! (27% of its health)

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 26
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Virizion back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Slowbro!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Slowbro!

    Heracross used Megahorn!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Slowbro lost 73% of its health!
    Heracross is hurt by the foe's Slowbro's Rocky Helmet!

    laxbro: interesting

    Start of turn 27
    Heracross used Megahorn!
    The attack of Heracross missed!

    The foe's Slowbro used Slack Off!
    The foe's Slowbro regained health!

    [Hero]Kobra Swagg: yeah it seems stupid

    Start of turn 28
    Heracross used Megahorn!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Slowbro lost 63% of its health!
    The foe's Slowbro fainted!
    Heracross is hurt by the foe's Slowbro's Rocky Helmet!
    Heracross fainted!

    [Hero]Kobra Swagg: but heracross was the biggest threat to my team
    laxbro sent out Sableye!

    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Virizion!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Virizion!

    Start of turn 29
    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 160 HP! (52% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 30
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Virizion used Calm Mind!
    The foe's Virizion's Sp. Att. rose!
    The foe's Virizion's Sp. Def. rose!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 31
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 114 HP! (37% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 32
    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    The foe's Virizion used Calm Mind!
    The foe's Virizion's Sp. Att. rose!
    The foe's Virizion's Sp. Def. rose!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 33
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 129 HP! (42% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 34
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Virizion fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 112 HP! (36% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 35
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Virizion back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Entei!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Entei!

    The foe's Entei is exerting its Pressure!
    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 36
    laxbro called Sableye back!
    laxbro sent out Blastoise!

    The foe's Entei used Flare Blitz!
    It's not very effective...
    Blastoise lost 125 HP! (34% of its health)
    Blastoise fainted!
    The foe's Entei is hit with recoil!
    The foe's Entei fainted!

    laxbro sent out Snorlax!

    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Froslass!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Froslass!

    Start of turn 37
    The foe's Froslass used Taunt!
    Snorlax fell for the taunt!

    Snorlax used Fire Punch!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Froslass lost 75% of its health!
    The foe's Froslass fainted!
    The foe's Froslass's Cursed Body activates!
    Snorlax's Fire Punch was disabled!

    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Snorlax!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Snorlax!

    Start of turn 38
    The foe's Snorlax is fast asleep!
    The foe's Snorlax used Sleep Talk!
    The foe's Snorlax used Body Slam!
    Snorlax lost 147 HP! (30% of its health)
    Snorlax is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!

    Snorlax is paralyzed! It can't move!

    The foe's Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 39
    laxbro called Snorlax back!
    laxbro sent out Sableye!

    The foe's Snorlax is fast asleep!
    The foe's Snorlax used Sleep Talk!
    The foe's Snorlax used Whirlwind!
    Amoonguss was dragged out!

    The foe's Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 40
    Amoonguss used Spore!
    The foe's Snorlax is already asleep.

    The foe's Snorlax woke up!
    The foe's Snorlax used Body Slam!
    Amoonguss lost 112 HP! (25% of its health)
    Amoonguss is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!

    The foe's Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Amoonguss restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 41
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg called Snorlax back!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg sent out Virizion!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Virizion!

    Amoonguss used Spore!
    The foe's Virizion fell asleep!

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Amoonguss restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 42
    laxbro called Amoonguss back!
    laxbro sent out Sableye!

    The foe's Virizion is fast asleep!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 43
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Virizion woke up!
    The foe's Virizion used Calm Mind!
    The foe's Virizion's Sp. Att. rose!
    The foe's Virizion's Sp. Def. rose!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 44
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Virizion fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Virizion can't use Calm Mind after the taunt!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 45
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 106 HP! (34% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 46
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 82 HP! (26% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Virizion's taunt ended!

    Start of turn 47
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Virizion fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 97 HP! (31% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 48
    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 85 HP! (27% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 49
    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 96 HP! (31% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Virizion's taunt ended!

    Start of turn 50
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Virizion fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 82 HP! (26% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 51
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Virizion used Focus Blast!
    It had no effect!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 52
    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 70 HP! (23% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Virizion's taunt ended!

    Start of turn 53
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Virizion fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 72 HP! (23% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 54
    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 75 HP! (24% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye used Dark Pulse!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Virizion lost 15% of its health!
    The foe's Virizion's Justified raised its attack!

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 55
    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 78 HP! (25% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Virizion's taunt ended!

    Start of turn 56
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Virizion fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Virizion used Giga Drain!
    Sableye lost 73 HP! (24% of its health)
    Sableye had its energy drained!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 57
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Virizion used Focus Blast!
    It had no effect!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 58
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Virizion used Focus Blast!
    The attack of the foe's Virizion missed!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Virizion's taunt ended!

    Start of turn 59
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Virizion fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Virizion used Focus Blast!
    It had no effect!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 60
    The foe's Virizion used Focus Blast!
    It had no effect!

    Sableye used Dark Pulse!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Virizion lost 23% of its health!
    The foe's Virizion's Justified raised its attack!

    The foe's Virizion restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg: gg
    [Hero]Kobra Swagg forfeited against laxbro!


    battle 2 (open)
    Battle between Rivalt and laxbro started!

    Tier: Wifi UU
    Mode: Singles
    Variation: +8, -24
    Rule: Rated
    Rule: Sleep Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Your team: Heracross / Gligar / Snorlax / Amoonguss / Sableye / Blastoise
    Opponent's team: Zapdos / Zoroark / Cresselia / Entei / Carracosta / Hitmontop

    Rivalt sent out Entei!
    laxbro sent out Snorlax!

    Start of turn 1
    Rivalt called Entei back!
    Rivalt sent out Cresselia!

    Snorlax used Body Slam!
    The foe's Cresselia lost 23% of its health!

    The foe's Cresselia's Flame Orb activated!
    The foe's Cresselia was burned!

    Start of turn 2
    laxbro called Snorlax back!
    laxbro sent out Heracross!

    The foe's Cresselia used Psycho Shift!
    The foe's Cresselia moved its status onto Heracross!
    Heracross was burned!

    Heracross is hurt by its burn!
    The foe's Cresselia's Flame Orb activated!
    The foe's Cresselia was burned!

    Start of turn 3
    Rivalt called Cresselia back!
    Rivalt sent out Hitmontop!

    The foe's Hitmontop intimidates Heracross!
    Heracross's Attack fell!
    Heracross used Megahorn!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Hitmontop lost 24% of its health!

    The foe's Hitmontop restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Heracross is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 4
    laxbro called Heracross back!
    laxbro sent out Gligar!

    Rivalt called Hitmontop back!
    Rivalt sent out Cresselia!

    The foe's Cresselia is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 5
    laxbro called Gligar back!
    laxbro sent out Heracross!

    The foe's Cresselia used Calm Mind!
    The foe's Cresselia's Sp. Att. rose!
    The foe's Cresselia's Sp. Def. rose!

    Heracross is hurt by its burn!
    The foe's Cresselia is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 6
    Heracross used Pursuit!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Cresselia lost 21% of its health!

    The foe's Cresselia used Psyshock!
    It's super effective!
    Heracross lost 190 HP! (63% of its health)
    Heracross fainted!

    The foe's Cresselia is hurt by its burn!
    laxbro sent out Sableye!

    Start of turn 7
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Cresselia fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Cresselia used Psyshock!
    It had no effect!

    The foe's Cresselia is hurt by its burn!

    Start of turn 8
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Cresselia used Hidden Power!
    It had no effect!

    The foe's Cresselia is hurt by its burn!
    The foe's Cresselia fainted!
    Rivalt sent out Entei!

    The foe's Entei is exerting its Pressure!

    Start of turn 9
    laxbro called Sableye back!
    laxbro sent out Gligar!

    The foe's Entei used Stone Edge!
    A critical hit!
    Gligar lost 153 HP! (45% of its health)
    The foe's Entei is hurt by its Life Orb!

    Start of turn 10
    The foe's Entei used Flare Blitz!
    Gligar lost 124 HP! (37% of its health)
    The foe's Entei is hit with recoil!
    The foe's Entei is hurt by its Life Orb!

    Gligar used Roost!
    Gligar landed on the ground!
    Gligar regained health!

    Start of turn 11
    The foe's Entei used Stone Edge!
    The attack of the foe's Entei missed!

    Gligar used Roost!
    Gligar landed on the ground!
    Gligar regained health!

    Start of turn 12
    Rivalt called Entei back!
    Rivalt sent out Carracosta!

    Gligar used Stealth Rock!
    Pointed stones float in the air around Rivalt's team!

    Start of turn 13
    laxbro called Gligar back!
    laxbro sent out Amoonguss!

    The foe's Carracosta used Shell Smash!
    The foe's Carracosta's Defense fell!
    The foe's Carracosta's Sp. Def. fell!
    The foe's Carracosta's Attack sharply rose!
    The foe's Carracosta's Sp. Att. sharply rose!
    The foe's Carracosta's Speed sharply rose!
    The foe's Carracosta restored its stats using White Herb!

    Start of turn 14
    The foe's Carracosta used Stone Edge!
    Amoonguss lost 307 HP! (71% of its health)

    Amoonguss used Spore!
    The foe's Carracosta fell asleep!

    Amoonguss restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 15
    Rivalt called Carracosta back!
    Rivalt sent out Entei!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Entei!

    The foe's Entei is exerting its Pressure!
    Amoonguss used Giga Drain!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Entei lost 13% of its health!
    The foe's Entei had its energy drained!

    Amoonguss restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 16
    laxbro called Amoonguss back!
    laxbro sent out Blastoise!

    The foe's Entei used Flare Blitz!
    It's not very effective...
    Blastoise lost 98 HP! (27% of its health)
    The foe's Entei is hit with recoil!
    The foe's Entei is hurt by its Life Orb!

    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 17
    The foe's Entei used Hidden Power!
    It's super effective!
    Blastoise lost 112 HP! (30% of its health)
    The foe's Entei is hurt by its Life Orb!

    Blastoise used Roar!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Carracosta!
    The foe's Carracosta was dragged out!

    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 18
    The foe's Carracosta is fast asleep!

    Blastoise used Scald!
    The foe's Carracosta lost 36% of its health!

    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 19
    The foe's Carracosta is fast asleep!

    Blastoise used Roar!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Zapdos!
    The foe's Zapdos was dragged out!
    The foe's Zapdos is exerting its Pressure!

    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 20
    laxbro called Blastoise back!
    laxbro sent out Snorlax!

    The foe's Zapdos used Thunderbolt!
    Snorlax lost 138 HP! (28% of its health)

    Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 21
    Rivalt called Zapdos back!
    Rivalt sent out Hitmontop!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Hitmontop!

    The foe's Hitmontop intimidates Snorlax!
    Snorlax's Attack fell!
    Snorlax used Body Slam!
    The foe's Hitmontop lost 22% of its health!

    The foe's Hitmontop restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 22
    laxbro called Snorlax back!
    laxbro sent out Sableye!

    The foe's Hitmontop used Rapid Spin!
    It had no effect!

    The foe's Hitmontop restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 23
    The foe's Hitmontop used Sucker Punch!
    But it failed!

    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Hitmontop fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Hitmontop restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
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    Start of turn 24
    Rivalt called Hitmontop back!
    Rivalt sent out Carracosta!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Carracosta!

    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    Start of turn 25
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Carracosta is fast asleep!

    Start of turn 26
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Carracosta fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Carracosta is fast asleep!

    Start of turn 27
    The foe's Carracosta woke up!
    The foe's Carracosta used Stone Edge!
    The attack of the foe's Carracosta missed!

    Sableye used Dark Pulse!
    The foe's Carracosta lost 38% of its health!
    The foe's Carracosta fainted!

    Rivalt sent out Entei!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Entei!

    Start of turn 28
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Entei fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Entei used Night Daze!
    Sableye lost 102 HP! (33% of its health)

    The foe's Entei restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
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    Start of turn 29
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Entei used Night Daze!
    Sableye lost 85 HP! (27% of its health)
    Google Chrome stopped watching the battle.
    Sableye's Accuracy fell!

    The foe's Entei restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 30
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Entei used Night Daze!
    Sableye lost 66 HP! (21% of its health)

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    The foe's Entei's taunt ended!

    Start of turn 31
    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    The foe's Entei used Night Daze!
    Sableye lost 64 HP! (21% of its health)
    Sableye's Accuracy fell!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 32
    Rivalt called Entei back!
    Rivalt sent out Entei!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Entei!
    The foe's Entei fainted!

    Sableye used Taunt!
    But there was no target...

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Rivalt sent out Zapdos!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Zapdos!

    The foe's Zapdos is exerting its Pressure!

    Start of turn 33
    The foe's Zapdos used AncientPower!
    A critical hit!
    Sableye lost 202 HP! (66% of its health)

    Sableye used Dark Pulse!
    The foe's Zapdos lost 50% of its health!
    The foe's Zapdos fainted!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Rivalt sent out Zoroark!
    Pointed stones dug into the foe's Zoroark!

    Start of turn 34
    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    The foe's Zoroark used Night Daze!
    Sableye lost 70 HP! (23% of its health)
    Sableye's Accuracy fell!

    The foe's Zoroark restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 35
    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    The foe's Zoroark used Night Daze!
    Sableye lost 67 HP! (22% of its health)

    The foe's Zoroark restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Rivalt forfeited against laxbro!


    battle 3 (open)
    Battle between ThereIsOnly151 and laxbro started!

    Tier: Wifi UU
    Mode: Singles
    Variation: +12, -20
    Rule: Rated
    Rule: Sleep Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle

    Your team: Heracross / Gligar / Snorlax / Amoonguss / Sableye / Blastoise
    Opponent's team: Nidoking / Crobat / Hitmonlee / Suicune / Mew / Ditto

    ThereIsOnly151 sent out Crobat!
    laxbro sent out Blastoise!

    Start of turn 1
    The foe's Crobat used U-turn!
    Blastoise lost 37 HP! (10% of its health)
    ThereIsOnly151 called Crobat back!
    ThereIsOnly151 sent out Suicune!

    The foe's Suicune is exerting its Pressure!

    Blastoise used Scald!
    It's not very effective...
    The foe's Suicune lost 8% of its health!

    The foe's Suicune restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 2
    The foe's Suicune used Calm Mind!
    The foe's Suicune's Sp. Att. rose!
    The foe's Suicune's Sp. Def. rose!

    Blastoise used Roar!
    The foe's Hitmonlee was dragged out!

    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 3
    ThereIsOnly151 called Hitmonlee back!
    ThereIsOnly151 sent out Crobat!

    laxbro called Blastoise back!
    laxbro sent out Sableye!

    Start of turn 4
    laxbro called Sableye back!
    laxbro sent out Blastoise!

    The foe's Crobat used Brave Bird!
    Blastoise lost 97 HP! (26% of its health)
    The foe's Crobat is hit with recoil!

    The foe's Crobat restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 5
    The foe's Crobat used Taunt!
    Blastoise fell for the taunt!

    Blastoise used Scald!
    The foe's Crobat lost 26% of its health!

    The foe's Crobat restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 6
    The foe's Crobat used U-turn!
    Blastoise lost 38 HP! (10% of its health)
    ThereIsOnly151 called Crobat back!
    ThereIsOnly151 sent out Nidoking!

    Blastoise used Scald!
    It's super effective!
    The foe's Nidoking lost 65% of its health!

    Blastoise restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 7
    laxbro called Blastoise back!
    laxbro sent out Snorlax!

    The foe's Nidoking used Thunderbolt!
    Snorlax lost 109 HP! (22% of its health)

    Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 8
    ThereIsOnly151 called Nidoking back!
    ThereIsOnly151 sent out Mew!

    Snorlax used Body Slam!
    The foe's Mew lost 45% of its health!

    Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 9
    The foe's Mew used Swords Dance!
    The foe's Mew's Attack sharply rose!

    Snorlax used Body Slam!
    The foe's Mew lost 46% of its health!

    Snorlax restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 10
    laxbro called Snorlax back!
    laxbro sent out Sableye!

    The foe's Mew used Drain Punch!
    It had no effect!

    Start of turn 11
    Sableye used Taunt!
    The foe's Mew fell for the taunt!

    The foe's Mew used Zen Headbutt!
    It had no effect!

    Start of turn 12
    The foe's Mew used Sucker Punch!
    But it failed!

    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    Start of turn 13
    ThereIsOnly151 called Mew back!
    ThereIsOnly151 sent out Nidoking!

    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    Start of turn 14
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Nidoking used Earth Power!
    Sableye lost 115 HP! (37% of its health)

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 15
    Sableye used Calm Mind!
    Sableye's Sp. Att. rose!
    Sableye's Sp. Def. rose!

    The foe's Nidoking used Earth Power!
    Sableye lost 90 HP! (29% of its health)

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 16
    ThereIsOnly151 called Nidoking back!
    ThereIsOnly151 sent out Crobat!

    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    The foe's Crobat restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 17
    The foe's Crobat used Taunt!
    Sableye fell for the taunt!

    Sableye used Dark Pulse!
    The foe's Crobat lost 68% of its health!

    The foe's Crobat restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 18
    The foe's Crobat used Brave Bird!
    Sableye lost 112 HP! (36% of its health)
    The foe's Crobat is hit with recoil!

    Sableye used Dark Pulse!
    The foe's Crobat lost 10% of its health!
    The foe's Crobat fainted!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    ThereIsOnly151 sent out Ditto!

    The foe's Ditto transformed into Sableye!

    Start of turn 19
    The foe's Ditto used Dark Pulse!
    Sableye lost 93 HP! (30% of its health)

    Sableye flinched!

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    Sableye's taunt ended!

    Start of turn 20
    Sableye used Recover!
    Sableye regained health!

    The foe's Ditto used Dark Pulse!
    Sableye lost 97 HP! (31% of its health)

    Sableye restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
    ThereIsOnly151 forfeited against laxbro!
  6. AJC

    AJC

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    needs more mention of prankster gravity IMO
  7. Psychotic

    Psychotic But in the middle we stay calm, we just drop bombs
    is a Tiering Contributor

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    I seriously doubt that the CM set deserves an analysis, this set has some of the worst 4MSS ever. If you want to use a defensive spinblocker with Calm Mind, you should be using Cofagrigus almost exclusively. The thing that sets Sableye apart from everything else is priority Taunt and priority Will-O-Wisp. If you are not running these moves on Sableye, you should probably be using a different pokemon, and the CM set has to choose between the two.
  8. Friar

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    @AJC- Good idea, added that in

    On CM - Not trying to be difficult, I swear I'll remove it if another person says to do so, just wanted to leave this comparison here from the usage stats. Using the 1st set with Foul Play as "Prankster" and CM / Recover / Dark Pulse / Taunt as CM. Not even counting Will-O-Wisp's possibility, which would help CM in some instances.

    1. Roserade - Prankster loses, CM can win if Roserade switches into CM or Taunt
    2. Flygon - Prankster wins, Scarf Flygon does 55% max to CM so you can stall it out, then continue setting up
    3. Chandelure - Both lose, both can do damage on the switch in with the Dark move
    4. Bronzong - Both win
    5. Heracross - Prankster wins only if Moxie and not SD, CM loses
    6. Zapdos - Prankster loses, CM wins if Zapdos switches in on CM
    7. Snorlax - Both win
    8. Arcanine - Both lose, Prankster does better if you hit it with Foul Play on the switch
    9. Kingdra (mew being gone) - Prankster wins vs DD, CM can win against DD if you're facing one without any boosts. Still Prankster can win on the switch in always against DD, and both lose vs Rain Dance, so advantage Prankster
    10. Raikou - Both lose, CM has to have a lot of boosts already to stand up to it

    Top 10: Prankster wins 5 (assumes all Heracross are Moxie non-SD, and counts all Kingdra as DD), CM wins 5 (assumes all Flygon are scarf)

    Now look at the next 10:

    Nidoking: Prankster loses, CM wins if it switches in on CM
    Blastoise: Both are just annoyed by Scald, CM does better due to SpD boost
    Darmanitan: Both lose. Prankster can Foul Play on the switch
    Swampert: Prankster wins, CM doesn't take on the Tank awfully well, wastes too many Recovers. Both are annoyed by Scald versions
    Togekiss: Prankster loses, CM beats it if it switches in on Calm Mind
    Slowbro: See Blastoise, advantage CM
    Porygon2: Both win as long as it doesn't have a Download boost, advantage to CM
    Suicune: See Blastoise, advantage CM
    Shaymin: Prankster loses, CM wins if it switches in on Calm Mind

    Top 20: Prankster wins 7, CM wins 8 not counting the advantage vs bulky waters
    -Newcomers: Prankster beats both Mienshao and Scrafty (has trouble with SD Mienshao), CM loses to Scrafty but still beats non-boosting Mienshao.

    If QC still doesn't think CM is worth it, I'll be happy to remove it. It's outside of Sableye's niche a bit, but against the common special attacking spam teams does much better than Prankster. Also, priority Taunt and Recover give it an edge in some instances over Cofagrigus, and makes up for some of the lost bulk
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    I don't really get how those logs support the viability of CM Sableye due to 2 reasons:

    1. Virizion isn't UU and Cresselia is almost never used in UU so it's not any sign of ''CM Sableye working'' that it beats those 2.
    2. The opponents had absolutely no idea of what they were doing. Of course, if somebody starts spamming moves Sableye is immune against because they're noobs, Sableye will sweep but ''beating noobs that make moves dealing 0 damage'' is not a point for adding any set.

    I mean, if you're actually trying to prove if CM Sableye is analysis worth via logs, at least show decent logs, not just noobs doing stupid things/sableye beating non UU pokemon.

    EDIT: the other problem with CM is what Psych071c said, it has the worst 4 Moveslot Syndrome ever and depending on the last move you beat X or Y pokemon so the list of pokemon beaten by CM Sableye isn't that long. Also, it's not useful saying Sableye wins against Nidoking/Togekiss/etc if Nidoking switches on Sableye doing CM because honestly that isn't a 1vs1 situation (what seems you are trying to say) . And Nidoking isn't switching on CM Sableye.

    PS: It's even more disappointing on practice than it looks on paper (and it's already bad on paper)
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    Ok, I'll remove Calm Mind. Seems to be the general consensus.

    I do think you missed what I meant by beats it though. If you come in Snorlax for instance, who is easily beaten by both sets, the opponent thinks its the standard Sableye. If they don't have Darmanitan / Victini / Xatu / Heracross, they'll probably go to a special attacker because they don't know its CM yet. With a CM on the switch, you're in a position to beat nearly every special attacker in the tier. That was what I was trying to show, not say Sableye is able to wall Nidoking / any other special attacker.

    Anyway, CM will be in OO. This should be ready for QC checks once I edit
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    If Sableye was slightly stronger I would approve it, but the fact is it doesn't threaten anything without a ton of boosts, and even assuming your opponent lets you set up that much, chances of getting critted over longer periods of time are high. This leads me to believe it'll be dead weight a lot of the time.

    Anyway, now that it's removed,

    QC Approved 1/3
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    [Overview]

    <p>Despite possessing lower stats and a shallower movepool than other metagame staples, Sableye remains a very viable choice in the UU tier after the transition to Black and White BW2. Prankster, Sableye's Dream World ability, is the key to its success, giving it access to priority on Taunt, Will-O-Wisp, Recover, and the rest of its non-attacking movepool. Combined with zero type weaknesses and two handy immunities, Sableye can be a thorn in the side of physical attackers, set-up sweepers, and support Pokemon alike. In addition, recent changes are almost exclusively beneficial for the Darkness Pokemon. Sableye is able to take on UU newcomers Mienshao and Scrafty easily, and the increasingly popular Moxie Heracross is not nearly as threatening to Sableye as its Guts counterpart. Sableye also gained interesting moves such as Gravity in Black and White BW2, increasing its already vast support options. However, Sableye struggles to handle special attackers and the most powerful physical threats, so using Sableye effectively requires a strong defensive backbone to overcome some of Sableye's shortcomings. Still, with team support and some prediction, Sableye makes a great addition to teams looking for insurance against physical attackers and stall teams.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Prankster
    move 1: Recover
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Taunt
    move 4: Foul Play / Night Shade
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Prankster
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set abuses all of Sableye's unique gifts in conjuction with Prankster to become a massive headache for teams lacking the needed attacking power to force it out. Recover helps Sableye continue weathering hits, and due to Prankster will move first almost all of the time, meaning the opponent must be doing more than fifty percent to Sableye to have a chance at beating it through with power alone. Priority Will-O-Wisp cripples physical attackers, and chips away at the opponent's health. Taunt helps Sableye in a variety of ways, preventing status, Taunt, stat boosting moves, and recovery moves. Should Sableye be Taunted or need to do more damage than Will-O-Wisp can provide, Foul Play or Night Shade occupy the last slot. Foul Play gives Sableye a weapon against Victini, Darmanitan, and Chandelure looking to switch in on any of Sableye's other moves, while Night Shade is a more consistent option.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs provide Sableye with balanced defensive capabilties, with an emphasis on Sableye's Special Defense because of Sableye's access to priority burns. The defensive EVs allow Sableye to take on the UU newcomers Scrafty and Mienshao without trouble; Semicolon through a cycle of Will-O-Wisp and Recover, using Taunt if necessary to stop set-up. A Calm nature is ideal because neither of Sableye's main attacking options utilize Sableye's own Attack stat, and the benefit of minimizing possible confusion damage is preferred. With such a large support movepool, Sableye can use has available multiple other moves in the last slot. Knock Off still allows Sableye to operate while Taunted, while also disruptinges item dependent Pokemon, for example ridding defensive Pokemon of Leftovers or sweepers of Life Orb. Maybe include examples of Pokemon? Toxic in the last slot helps Sableye wear down special attackers like such as Blastoise and Slowbro more effectively than if they had been burned. Substitute works well for stalling because between priority Substitutes and Recovers, the opponent will struggle to get good hits on Sableye. However, many of these alternate options leave Sableye relying on status damage to drain the opponent's health.</p>

    <p>To help Sableye bring down opponents more quickly than with burn damage alone, entry hazards aid Sableye immensely. Many of Sableye's counters are also very vulnerable to hazards, such as Zapdos, Chandelure, and Houndoom. Qwilfish and Gligar can supply Spikes and Stealth Rock, respectively, while also serving as backup checks to physical attackers that Sableye cannot handle. In return, Sableye can block Rapid Spin by way of its Ghost-typing to keep the hazards on the field. While Sableye is adept at taking on the majority of physical attackers in UU, strong special attackers are another story. Snorlax can handle special juggernauts like Zapdos, Shaymin, and Nidoking, and also appreciates the Fighting-type immunity that Sableye brings to the table.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Prankster is central to Sableye's success, and with a large supportive movepool Sableye can use many other moves reliably. Sableye can make use of the Substitute + Torment combination, which will make many attackers rip their hair out trying to land a meaningful hit on Sableye. However, Sableye will struggle to take down opponents quickly with just Night Shade or Will-O-Wisp to do damage. Sableye can put together is a decent Calm Mind set user with Dark Pulse, now compatible with Prankster through move tutors, to surprise the special attackers that like to try to bring Sableye down. However, not being able to run both Taunt and Will-O-Wisp together on one set makes consistent results from the Calm Minder set unlikely. Other moves such as Confuse Ray, Captivate, Trick, Psych Up, and Mean Look could all be used somewhat effectively by Sableye, but usually Sableye is better off with the mix of moves listed in the analysis. Finally, Sableye can be a valuable addition to a team based on a specific field condition with access to Sunny Day, Rain Dance, and Gravity. Prankster almost guarantees that Sableye can use the respective move to aid benefitting benefiting sweepers.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>While Sableye may seem like a tough nut to crack with priority burn and recovery, there are multiple reliable methods to take it down. Fire-types such as Victini, Darmanitan, and Chandelure can come in on any attack except for Foul Play and take out Sableye in a single blow. Other lesser seen Fire-types such as Houndoom and Rotom-hH I think its capitalized? can switch in with impunity because they do not fear Foul Play nearly as much. While Guts Heracross has a high attack stat, it can also switch in without fear because of its resistance to Foul Play. Heracross can then annihilate Sableye with Megahorn, profiting off of potential burns due to its ability. Xatu is a good check to Sableye because of Magic Bounce Xatu is a bad matchup for Sableye because of Magic Bounce It sounded like Xatu was in the bad match up, which will reflect Sableye's attempts to status or Taunt Xatu. Xatu can then easily set up Reflect to sponge Foul Play. From there, it is a bit of a stalemate unless Xatu runs Toxic, which will bring down Sableye over time.</p>

    <p>In addition to these options, most strong special attackers can take care of Sableye without much trouble. As Sableye cannot cut their Special Attack stat, Pokemon like Roserade and Raikou can handle Sableye without issue and do not especially mind being burned. Another of Sableye's shortcomings is that it does not take on bulky Water-types very well without Toxic because of Scald's burn chance, so Suicune, Blastoise, and Milotic can all work against Sableye also.</p>



    I can c/p the edits if you prefer.

    Nice job writing this!
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    [Overview]

    <p>Despite possessing lower stats and a shallower movepool than other metagame staples, Sableye remains a very viable choice in the UU tier after the transition to BW2. Prankster, Sableye's Dream World ability, is the key to its success, giving it access to priority on key moves, such as Will-O-Wisp, Recover, and Taunt. Combined with zero weaknesses and three handy immunities, Sableye can be a thorn in the side of physical attackers, setup sweepers, and support Pokemon alike. In addition, recent changes are almost exclusively beneficial for the Darkness Pokemon. Sableye is able to take on UU newcomers Mienshao and Scrafty easily, and the increasingly popular Moxie Heracross is not nearly as threatening to Sableye as its Guts counterpart. Sableye also gained interesting moves such as Gravity in BW2, increasing its already vast support options. However, Sableye struggles to handle special attackers and the most powerful physical threats, so using Sableye effectively requires a strong defensive backbone to overcome some of Sableye's shortcomings. Still, with team support and some prediction, Sableye makes a great addition to teams looking for insurance against physical attackers and stall teams.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Prankster
    move 1: Recover
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Taunt
    move 4: Foul Play / Night Shade
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Prankster
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set abuses all of Sableye's unique gifts in conjucture with Prankster to become a massive headache for teams lacking the power to force it out. Recover helps Sableye continue weathering hits, and due to Prankster will move first almost all of the time, meaning the opponent must be doing more than 56%, factoring in Leftovers, to Sableye to have a chance at beating it with power alone. Priority Will-O-Wisp cripples physical attackers, (RC) and chips away at the opponent's health. Taunt helps Sableye in a variety of ways, preventing status, Taunt, stat boosting moves, and recovery moves. Foul Play or Night Shade occupies the last slot, in case Sableye is Taunted or needs to deal damage more quickly than Will-O-Wisp can provide. Foul Play gives Sableye a weapon against Victini, Darmanitan, and Chandelure looking to switch in on any of Sableye's other moves, while Night Shade is a more consistent option.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs provide Sableye with balanced defensive capabilties, with an emphasis on Sableye's Special Defense because of Sableye's access to priority burns. The Defense EVs allow Sableye to take on the UU newcomers Scrafty and Mienshao without trouble; (Remove) through a cycle of Will-O-Wisp and Recover, using Taunt if necessary to stop setup. A Calm nature is ideal because neither of Sableye's main attacking options utilize Sableye's own Attack stat, and the benefit of minimizing possible confusion damage is preferred. With such a large support movepool, Sableye can use multiple other moves in the last slot. Knock Off allows Sableye to operate while Taunted, and disrupts item dependent Pokemon, for example ridding defensive Pokemon such as Umbreon of Leftovers or sweepers such as Azelf of Life Orb. Toxic in the last slot helps Sableye wear down special attackers such as Blastoise and Slowbro more effectively than Will-O-Wisp if they had been burned. Substitute works well for stalling because between priority Substitutes and Recovers, the opponent will struggle to get good hits on Sableye. However, many of these alternate options leave Sableye relying on status damage to drain the opponent's health.</p>

    <p>To help Sableye bring down opponents more quickly than with burn damage alone, entry hazards aid Sableye immensely. Many of Sableye's counters are also very vulnerable to entry hazards, such as Zapdos, Chandelure, and Houndoom. Qwilfish and Gligar can supply Spikes and Stealth Rock, respectively, while also serving as backup checks to physical attackers that Sableye cannot handle. In return, Sableye can block Rapid Spin by way of its Ghost typing to keep the entry hazards on the field. While Sableye is adept at taking on the majority of physical attackers in UU, strong special attackers are another story. Snorlax can handle special juggernauts such as Zapdos, Shaymin, and Nidoking, and also appreciates the Fighting-type immunity that Sableye brings to the table.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Prankster is central to Sableye's success, and with a large supportive movepool Sableye can use many other moves reliably. Sableye can make use of the Substitute and Torment combination, which will make many attackers rip their hair out trying to land a meaningful hit on Sableye. However, Sableye will struggle to take down opponents quickly with just Night Shade or Will-O-Wisp damage. Sableye is a decent Calm Mind user with Dark Pulse, now compatible with Prankster through move tutors, to surprise the special attackers that like to try to bring Sableye down; however, not being able to run both Taunt and Will-O-Wisp together on one set makes consistent results from the Calm Mind set unlikely. Sableye is able to use other moves such as Confuse Ray, Captivate, Trick, Psych Up, and Mean Look somewhat effectively, but is usually better off with the moves listed in the analysis. Finally, Sableye can be a valuable addition to a team based on a specific field condition with access to Sunny Day, Rain Dance, and Gravity. Prankster almost guarantees that Sableye can use the respective move to aid benefiting sweepers.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>While Sableye may seem like a tough nut to crack with priority burn and recovery, there are multiple reliable methods to take it down. Fire-types such as Victini, Darmanitan, and Chandelure can come in on any attack except for Foul Play and take out Sableye in a single blow. Other lesser seen Fire-types such as Houndoom and Rotom-H can switch in with impunity because they do not fear Foul Play. While Guts Heracross has a high Attack stat, it can also switch in without fear because of its resistance to Foul Play. Heracross can then annihilate Sableye with Megahorn, profiting from potential burns due to its ability. Xatu is a good counter to Sableye because of Magic Bounce, which will reflect Sableye's attempts to status or Taunt Xatu. Xatu can then easily set up Reflect to sponge Foul Play. From there, it is a bit of a stalemate unless Xatu runs Toxic, which will bring down Sableye over time.</p>

    <p>In addition to these options, most strong special attackers can take care of Sableye without much trouble. As Sableye cannot withstand their special attacks, Pokemon such as Roserade and Raikou can handle Sableye without issue and do not mind being burned. Another of Sableye's shortcomings is that it does not take on bulky Water-types very well without Toxic because of Scald's burn chance, so Suicune, Blastoise, and Milotic can all work against Sableye if needed.</p>
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    [Overview]

    <p>Despite possessing lower stats and a shallower movepool than other metagame staples, Sableye remains a very viable choice in the UU tier after the transition to BW2. Prankster, Sableye's Dream World ability, is the key to its success, giving it access to priority on key moves, such as Will-O-Wisp, Recover, and Taunt. Combined with zero weaknesses and two handy immunities, Sableye can be a thorn in the side of physical attackers, set-up sweepers, and support Pokemon alike. In addition, recent changes are almost exclusively beneficial for the Darkness Pokemon. Sableye is able to take on UU newcomers Mienshao and Scrafty easily, and the increasingly popular Moxie Heracross is not nearly as threatening to Sableye as its Guts counterpart. Sableye also gained interesting moves such as Gravity in BW2, increasing its already vast support options. However, Sableye struggles to handle special attackers and the most powerful physical threats, so using Sableye effectively requires a strong defensive backbone to overcome some of Sableye'its shortcomings. Still, with team support and some prediction, Sableye makes a great addition to teams looking for insurance against physical attackers and stall teams.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Prankster
    move 1: Recover
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Taunt
    move 4: Foul Play / Night Shade
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Prankster
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set abuses all of Sableye's unique gifts in conjuction with Prankster to become a massive headache for teams lacking the power to force it out. Recover helps Sableye to continue weatheringally take hits, and due to Prankster it will move first almost all of the time, meaning the opponent must be doing more than fifty percent damage to Sableye to have a chance at beating it with power alone. Priority Will-O-Wisp cripples physical attackers, and chips away at the opponent's health. Taunt helps Sableye in a variety of ways, preventing status, opposing Taunt, stat boosting moves, and recovery moves. Foul Play or Night Shade occupies the last slot, in case Sableye is Taunted or needs to deal damage more quickly than Will-O-Wisp can provide. Foul Play gives Sableye a weapon against Victini, Darmanitan, and Chandelure looking to switch in on any of Sableye's other moves, while Night Shade is a more consistent option.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs provide Sableye with balanced defensive capabilties, with an emphasis on Sableye's Special Defense because of Sableye's access to priority burns to bolster its Defense. The Defense EVs allow Sableye to take on the UU newcomers Scrafty and Mienshao without trouble; through a cycle of Will-O-Wisp and Recover, using Taunt if necessary to stop set-up. A Calm nature is ideal because neither of Sableye's main attacking options utilize Sableye's own Attack stat, and the benefit of minimizing possible confusion damage is preferred. With such a large support movepool, Sableye can use multiple other moves in the last slot. Knock Off allows Sableye to operate while Taunted, and disrupts item dependent Pokemon, for example ridding defensive Pokemon such as Umbreon of Leftovers or sweepers such as Azelf of Life Orb. Toxic in the last slot helps Sableye wear down special attackers such as Blastoise and Slowbro more effectively than if they had been burned. Substitute works well for stalling because between priority Substitutes and Recovers, the opponent will struggle to get good hits on Sableye. However, many of these alternate options leave Sableye relying on status damage to drain the opponent's health.</p>

    <p>To help Sableye bring down opponents more quickly than with burn damage alone, entry hazards aid Sableyeit immensely. Many of Sableye's counters are also very vulnerable to entry hazards, such as Zapdos, Chandelure, and Houndoom. Qwilfish and Gligar can supply Spikes and Stealth Rock, respectively, while also serving as backup checks to physical attackers that Sableye cannot handle. In return, Sableye can block Rapid Spin by way of its Ghost-typing to keep the entry hazards on the field. While Sableye is adept at taking on the majority of physical attackers in UU, strong special attackers are another story. Snorlax can handle special juggernauts such as Zapdos, Shaymin, and Nidoking, and also appreciates the Fighting-type immunity that Sableye brings to the table.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Prankster is central to Sableye's success, and with a large supportive movepool Sableye can use many other moves reliably. Sableye can make use of the Substitute and Torment combination, which will make many attackers rip their hair out trying to land a meaningful hit on Sableye. However, Sableye will struggle to take down opponents quickly with just Night Shade or Will-O-Wisp damage. Sableye is a decent Calm Mind user with Dark Pulse, now compatible with Prankster through move tutors, to surprise the special attackers that like to try to bring Sableye down; however, not being able to run both Taunt and Will-O-Wisp together on one set makes consistent results from the Calm Mind set unlikely. Sableye is able to use other moves such as Confuse Ray, Captivate, Trick, Psych Up, and Mean Look somewhat effectively, but is usually better off with the moves listed in the analysis. Finally, Sableye can be a valuable addition to a team based on a specific field condition with access to Sunny Day, Rain Dance, and Gravity. Prankster almost guarantees that Sableye can use the respective move to aid benefiting sweepers.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>While Sableye may seem like a tough nut to crack with priority burn and recovery, there are multiple reliable methods to take it down. Fire-types such as Victini, Darmanitan, and Chandelure can come in on any attack except for Foul Play and take out Sableye in a single blow. Other lesser seen Fire-types such as Houndoom and Rotom-H can switch in with impunity because they do not fear Foul Play. While Guts Heracross has a high Attack stat, it can also switch in without fear because of its resistance to Foul Play. Heracross can then annihilate Sableye with Megahorn, profiting from potential burns due to its ability. Xatu is a good counter to Sableye because of Magic Bounce, which will reflect Sableye's attempts to status or Taunt Xatu. Xatu can then easily set up Reflect to sponge Foul Play. From there, it is a bit of a stalemate unless Xatu runs Toxic, which will bring down Sableye over time.</p>

    <p>In addition to these options, most strong special attackers can take care of Sableye without much trouble. As Sableye cannot buffer their special attacks, Pokemon such as Roserade and Raikou can handle Sableye without issue and do not mind being burned. Another of Sableye's shortcomings is that it does not take on bulky Water-types very well without Toxic because of Scald's burn chance, so Suicune, Blastoise, and Milotic can all work against Sableye if needed.</p>

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    [Overview]

    <p>Despite possessing lower stats and a shallower movepool than other metagame staples, Sableye remains a very viable choice in the UU tier after the transition to BW2. Prankster, Sableye's Dream World ability, is the key to its success, giving it access to priority on key moves, such as Will-O-Wisp, Recover, and Taunt. Combined with zero weaknesses and two handy immunities, Sableye can be a thorn in the side of physical attackers, set-up sweepers, and support Pokemon alike. In addition, recent changes are almost exclusively beneficial for the Darkness Pokemon. Sableye is able to take on UU newcomers Mienshao and Scrafty easily, and the increasingly popular Moxie Heracross is not nearly as threatening to Sableye as its Guts counterpart. Sableye also gained interesting moves such as Gravity in BW2, increasing its already vast support options. However, Sableye struggles to handle special attackers and the most powerful physical threats, so using Sableye effectively requires a strong defensive backbone to overcome some of its shortcomings. Still, with team support and some prediction, Sableye makes a great addition to teams looking for insurance against physical attackers and stall teams.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Prankster
    move 1: Recover
    move 2: Will-O-Wisp
    move 3: Taunt
    move 4: Foul Play / Night Shade
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Prankster
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set abuses all of Sableye's unique gifts in conjuction with Prankster to become a massive headache for teams lacking the power to force it out. Recover helps Sableye to continually take hits, and due to Prankster it will move first almost all of the time, meaning the opponent must be doing more than fifty percent damage to Sableye to have a chance at beating it with power alone. Priority Will-O-Wisp cripples physical attackers, and chips away at the opponent's health. Taunt helps Sableye in a variety of ways, preventing status, opposing Taunt, stat boosting moves, and recovery moves. Foul Play or Night Shade occupies the last slot, in case Sableye is Taunted or needs to deal damage more quickly than Will-O-Wisp can provide. Foul Play gives Sableye a weapon against Victini, Darmanitan, and Chandelure looking to switch in on any of Sableye's other moves, while Night Shade is a more consistent option.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs provide Sableye with balanced defensive capabilties, with an emphasis on Sableye's Special Defense because of Sableye's access to priority burns to bolster its Defense. The Defense EVs allow Sableye to take on the UU newcomers Scrafty and Mienshao without trouble through a cycle of Will-O-Wisp and Recover, using Taunt if necessary to stop set-up. A Calm nature is ideal because neither of Sableye's main attacking options utilize Sableye's own Attack stat, and the benefit of minimizing possible confusion damage is preferred. With such a large support movepool, Sableye can use multiple other moves in the last slot. Knock Off allows Sableye to operate while Taunted, and disrupts item dependent Pokemon, for example ridding defensive Pokemon such as Umbreon of Leftovers or sweepers such as Azelf of Life Orb. Toxic in the last slot helps Sableye wear down special attackers such as Blastoise and Slowbro more effectively than if they had been burned. Substitute works well for stalling because between priority Substitutes and Recovers, the opponent will struggle to get good hits on Sableye. However, many of these alternate options leave Sableye relying on status damage to drain the opponent's health.</p>

    <p>To help Sableye bring down opponents more quickly than with burn damage alone, entry hazards aid it immensely. Many of Sableye's counters are also very vulnerable to entry hazards, such as Zapdos, Chandelure, and Houndoom. Qwilfish and Gligar can supply Spikes and Stealth Rock, respectively, while also serving as backup checks to physical attackers that Sableye cannot handle. In return, Sableye can block Rapid Spin by way of its Ghost-typing to keep the entry hazards on the field. While Sableye is adept at taking on the majority of physical attackers in UU, strong special attackers are another story. Snorlax can handle special juggernauts such as Zapdos, Shaymin, and Nidoking, and also appreciates the Fighting-type immunity that Sableye brings to the table.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Prankster is central to Sableye's success, and with a large support movepool Sableye can use many other moves reliably. Sableye can make use of the Substitute and Torment combination, which will make many attackers rip their hair out trying to land a meaningful hit on Sableye. However, Sableye will struggle to take down opponents quickly with just Night Shade or Will-O-Wisp damage. Sableye is a decent Calm Mind user with Dark Pulse, now compatible with Prankster through move tutors, to surprise the special attackers that like to try to bring Sableye down; however, not being able to run both Taunt and Will-O-Wisp together on one set makes consistent results from the Calm Mind set unlikely. Sableye is able to use other moves such as Confuse Ray, Captivate, Trick, Psych Up, and Mean Look somewhat effectively, but is usually better off with the moves listed in the analysis. Finally, Sableye can be a valuable addition to a team based on a specific field condition with access to Sunny Day, Rain Dance, and Gravity. Prankster almost guarantees that Sableye can use the respective move to aid benefiting sweepers.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>While Sableye may seem like a tough nut to crack with priority burn and recovery, there are multiple reliable methods to take it down. Fire-types such as Victini, Darmanitan, and Chandelure can come in on any attack except for Foul Play and take out Sableye in a single blow. Other lesser seen Fire-types such as Houndoom and Rotom-H can switch in with impunity because they do not fear Foul Play. While Guts Heracross has a high Attack stat, it can also switch in without fear because of its resistance to Foul Play. Heracross can then annihilate Sableye with Megahorn, profiting from potential burns due to its ability. Xatu is a good counter to Sableye because of Magic Bounce, which will reflect Sableye's attempts to status or Taunt Xatu. Xatu can then easily set up Reflect to sponge Foul Play. From there, it is a bit of a stalemate unless Xatu runs Toxic, which will bring down Sableye over time.</p>

    <p>In addition to these options, most strong special attackers can take care of Sableye without much trouble. As Sableye cannot buffer their special attacks, Pokemon such as Roserade and Raikou can handle Sableye without issue and do not mind being burned. Another of Sableye's shortcomings is that it does not take on bulky Water-types very well without Toxic because of Scald's burn chance, so Suicune, Blastoise, and Milotic can all work against Sableye if needed.</p>

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  22. Friar

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    Thanks for the checks, this should be ready to go
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    gdi... yes you should have changed the tag lol it took me two days to notice this was done.

    anyway, uploaded. good job everyone!

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