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Scrafty (Analysis)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by lucariojr, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. lucariojr

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    [Overview]

    <p>Once again, the hoodlum Pokemon makes an appearance on the VGC stage, often playing a starring role in Trick Room teams. While it has more competition than it had in VGC 2011 from Hitmontop and Haryiama, it's still a great dual purpose Pokemon, helping set up Trick Room and then tearing opponents apart under its effects with its great dual STAB and Moxie.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physical Tank
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: Drain Punch
    move 3: Crunch
    move 4: Detect
    item: Chople Berry
    nature: Brave
    ability: Moxie
    ivs: 0 Spe
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 6 Def

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is Scrafty's best set, which both takes advantage of and helps to set up, with Fake Out, Trick Room. Drain Punch is Scrafty's Fighting STAB of choice, keeping it healthy and dealing hefty amounts of damage, especially after a Moxie boost. Crunch is the best move for the third slot, seeing as it receives STAB and provides great neutral coverage with Drain Punch. Chople Berry is the main item, protecting Scrafty from the Fighting-type moves most opponents use in hopes of KOing Scrafty. However, if you have a spare Sitrus Berry, that would help keep Scrafty in tip-top condition as well.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>If you need a little more power behind your attacks (and to help keep Scrafty's pants up), Expert Belt helps Scrafty secure crucial OHKOs and 2HKOs that it could not do with Chople Berry without a Moxie boost. The following are examples of Expert Belt's utility:</p>

    <ul class="damage_calculation">
    <li>Crunch vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Cresselia: 53.74% - 64.32%</li>
    <li>Crunch vs. 4 HP/4 Def Latios: 107.69% - 128.85%</li>
    <li>Drain Punch vs. 252 HP Abomasnow: 85.28% - 102.03%</li>
    <li>Drain Punch vs. 252 HP Tyranitar: 117.87% - 141.06%</li>
    </ul>

    <p>Scrafty is one of those Pokemon that doesn't need much support, but it is always appreciated. Scrafty hates strong Fighting-types, even with Chople Berry, so pairing it up with a Psychic- or Ghost-type Trick Room user is a good idea. Reuniclus, Cresselia, Slowking, Slowbro, Chandelure, and Dusclops are just a few examples of good partners in that regard. Scrafty can also make use of Politoed's Drizzle, which keeps hail and sandstorm from sapping Scrafty's HP, but such support isn't required.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Although its movepool is not too broad, there are definitely some interesting options hidden away in Scrafty's deep pockets. Shed Skin can be used in place of Moxie if you fear burn, but Scrafty enjoys accumulating Moxie boosts and it would be a shame to let free Attack boosts go to waste. Scrafty has Zen Headbutt, Rock Slide, Stone Edge, and even Smack Down to rid itself of troublesome Fighting- and Flying-types, but its partner Trick Room user should have something to deal with said Pokemon. Scrafty can learn Snarl to augment its bulk, but it's hard to find a slot for it. Payback can be used over Crunch if Scrafty is caught without Trick Room, but Crunch is overall more reliable. Fire Punch and Thunderpunch are available, but they don't offer much that the main options don't do already. Ice Punch is a perfectly viable move, allowing Scrafty to hit Flying-, Dragon-, and the oh-so-annoying Grass-types super effectively if you needed. Bear in mind, however, that with Ice Punch, Scrafty can't do anything to Shedinja. Hi Jump Kick can be used if only for the sheer power it provides, but Pokemon tend to use Protect against Scrafty due to Trick Room and Fake Out, so the recoil is off-putting.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Flying Gem and Acrobatics, especially from Pokemon that don't usually carry it such as Mienshao, Blaziken, and Gliscor, tend to KO Scrafty. Scrafty must be especially careful around those that are expected to carry it, such as Tornadus and Crobat, the latter having Inner Focus to prevent a flinch from Fake Out. Fighting-types such as Terrakion and Conkeldurr can KO any Scrafty that don't carry Chople Berry, and Conkeldurr can deal massive damage to Scrafty even with Hammer Arm and KO it next turn with Mach Punch. Metagross can use Hammer Arm as well to nail Scrafty, or it can just Meteor Mash it a few times, as Scrafty can't do much to Metagross outside of Fire Punch. Gyarados can spam Waterfall, taking little damage from Scrafty's attacks since Intimidate makes Scrafty next to useless. Gyarados must watch out for Thunderpunch, however.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Scrafty gets Intimidate, which, when released, would force players to make a very tough choice between more power and more overall bulk. However, Hitmontop would be a better user of Intimidate, considering it has STAB priority and Wide Guard, so Moxie would probably still be the best ability for Scrafty.</p>
  2. lucariojr

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    wrote it up wrote it up hup hup
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    i would like to move ice punch to OO. yache garchomp is still extremely common, and it still 2hkoes thundurus and co. it is a lot more useful against zapdos, but giving up crunch for a move that rarely outperforms it isnt worth the lost coverage.
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    4 HP Latias is hardly seen; Latias almost always runs more defensive sets, so remove that calc from the ebelt calcs.
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    fuck why did i put ice punch in main slashes i know better

    also, changed it to cress, just so i have an equal amount of calcs for Crunch and Drain Punch :)
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    nice catch haha
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    qc 1 / 2 nice work

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    [Overview]

    <p>Once again the Hoodlum Pokemon makes an appearance on the VGC stage, often playing a starring role in Trick Room teams. While it has more competition it didn't have than it had in VGC11 VGC 2011 from (Hitmontop and Haryiama), it's still a great dual-(no hyphen)purpose Pokemon, helping set up Trick Room and then tearing stuff apart under its effects with its great dual STABs and Moxie.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physical Tank
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: Drain Punch
    move 3: Crunch
    move 4: Detect
    item: Chople Berry
    nature: Brave
    ability: Moxie
    ivs: 0 Spe
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 6 Def

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is probably Scrafty's best set, taking advantage of Trick Room and helping getting to set it up with Fake Out. Drain Punch is Scrafty's Fighting STAB of choice, keeping Scrafty it healthy while dealing hefty amounts of damage, especially after a Moxie boost. Crunch is probably the best move to use, seeing as it receives STAB and provides great neutral coverage with Drain Punch. Chople Berry is the main item to use on Scrafty, protecting it from the Fighting moves most people use in hopes of KOing Scrafty, though if you have a spare Sitrus Berry, that would help keep Scrafty in tip-top condition as well.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>If you need a little more oomph power to behind your attacks (and to help keep Scrafty's pants up), Expert Belt helps Scrafty secure crucial KO's OHKOs and 2HKO's 2HKOs that it could not do with Chople Berry without a Moxie boost. The following are examples of Expert Belt's utility:</p>

    <ul class="damage_calculation">
    <li>Crunch vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Cresselia:(colon) 53.74% - 64.32%</li>
    <li>Crunch vs. 4 HP/4 Def Latios:(colon) 107.69% - 128.85%</li>
    <li>Drain Punch vs. 252 HP Abomasnow:(colon) 85.28% - 102.03%</li>
    <li>Drain Punch vs. 252 HP Tyranitar:(colon) 117.87% - 141.06%</li>
    </ul>

    <p>Scrafty is one of those Pokemon that doesn't particularly need much support, but it is always appreciated. Scrafty hates strong Fighting-(hyphen)types, even with Chople Berry, so pairing it up with a Psychic-(hyphen) or Ghost-(hyphen)type Trick Room user is a good idea. Reuniclus, Cresselia, Slowking/Slowbro, Slowking, Slowbro, Chandelure,(?) and Dusclops; there are many are just a few examples of options for a good Scrafty partners in that regard. Scrafty can also make use of Politoed's Drizzle, which keeps Hail and Sandstorm from sapping Scrafty's HP, but isn't required.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Scrafty doesn't get much that is all that useful, but Although its movepool is not too broad, there are definitely some interesting options hidden away in Scrafty's deep pockets. Shed Skin can be used in place of Moxie if you fear Burns, burn, but Scrafty has a knack for enjoys accumulating Moxie boosts,(comma) and it would be a shame to let free Attack boosts go to waste. Scrafty has Zen Headbutt, Rock Slide, Stone Edge, and even Smack Down to rid itself of troublesome Fighting-(hyphen) and Flying-(hyphen)types, but your partner Trick Room user should have something with which to deal with said Pokemon.(period) with. Scrafty can learn Snarl to augment its bulk, but it's hard to find a slot for it. Payback can be used over Crunch if Scrafty is caught without Trick Room, but Crunch is overall more reliable. Fire Punch and Thunderpunch are also in Scrafty's repertoire, available, but they don't offer much that the main options don't do already. Ice Punch is a perfectly viable move, allowing it to hit Flying-(hyphen), Dragon-(hyphen), and the oh-so-annoying Grass-(hyphen)types super effectively if you need to. Bear in mind,(comma) however, that with Ice Punch, Scrafty can't do anything to Shedinja. Hi Jump Kick can be used if only for the sheer power it provides, but Pokemon tend to use Protect on against Scrafty due to Trick Room and Fake Out, so the recoil is off-putting.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Flying Gem and Acrobatics, especially from Pokemon that don't usually carry it like such as Mienshao, Blaziken,(comma) and Gliscor,(comma) tend to put Scrafty away very quickly. Even from Pokemon it can expect it from like Tornadus and Crobat, Scrafty has to be very careful around them, especially considering Crobat has Inner Focus. Scrafty must be especially careful around those who are expected to carry it, such as Tornadus and Crobat, the latter having Inner Focus to prevent a flinch from Fake Out. Fighting-(hyphen)types like such as Terrakion and Conkeldurr can KO any Scrafty that don't carry Chople Berry, and Conkeldurr can deal massive damage to Scrafty even with Hammer Arm and KO it next turn with Mach Punch. Metagross can use Hammer Arm as well to nail Scrafty, or it can just Meteor Mash it a few times, as Scrafty can't do all that much to Metagross outside of Fire Punch. Gyarados can also sit there and spam Waterfall, as Intimidate makes Scrafty next to useless. It might have to must watch out for Thunderpunch, however.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Scrafty gets Intimidate from the Dream World, which when released, would force players to make a very tough choice between more power and more overall bulk. When using Intimidate, however, Hitmontop could would be a better user,(comma) of it, considering it has STAB priority and Wide Guard, so Moxie would probably still be the best ability for Scrafty..(one period only)</p>

    I suggest you be a little more convincing, since Scrafty is a good Pokemon. Using "probably," "might," and "maybe" too much tells the reader that Scrafty isn't a wise choice. Obviously, don't exaggerate, and don't pretend that Scrafty doesn't have flaws, but convince the reader that they should use Scrafty. Otherwise...

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    [Overview]

    <p>Once again,[comma] the Hoodlum hoodlum Pokemon makes an appearance on the VGC stage, often playing a starring role in Trick Room teams. While it has more competition than it had in VGC 2011 from Hitmontop and Haryiama, it's still a great dual purpose Pokemon, helping set up Trick Room and then tearing opponents stuff apart under its effects with its great dual STABs and Moxie.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physical Tank
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: Drain Punch
    move 3: Crunch
    move 4: Detect
    item: Chople Berry
    nature: Brave
    ability: Moxie
    ivs: 0 Spe
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 6 Def

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is Scrafty's best set, which both takes advantage of and helps to set up, with Fake Out, Trick Room. taking advantage of Trick Room and helping to set it up with Fake Out. Drain Punch is Scrafty's Fighting STAB of choice, keeping it healthy and while dealing hefty amounts of damage, especially after a Moxie boost. Crunch is the best move for the third slot to use, seeing as it receives STAB and provides great neutral coverage with Drain Punch. Chople Berry is the main item to use on Scrafty, protecting Scrafty it from the Fighting-type moves most opponents people use in hopes of KOing Scrafty.[period] However, though if you have a spare Sitrus Berry, you can use it instead to keep Scrafty healthy. that would help keep Scrafty in tip-top condition as well.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>If you need a little more power behind your attacks (and to help keep Scrafty's pants up), Expert Belt helps Scrafty secure crucial OHKOs and 2HKOs that it could not do with Chople Berry without a Moxie boost. The following are examples of Expert Belt's utility:</p>

    <ul class="damage_calculation">
    <li>Crunch vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Cresselia: 53.74% - 64.32%</li>
    <li>Crunch vs. 4 HP/4 Def Latios: 107.69% - 128.85%</li>
    <li>Drain Punch vs. 252 HP Abomasnow: 85.28% - 102.03%</li>
    <li>Drain Punch vs. 252 HP Tyranitar: 117.87% - 141.06%</li>
    </ul>

    <p>Scrafty is one of those Pokemon that doesn't particularly need much support, but it is always appreciated. Scrafty hates strong Fighting-types, even with Chople Berry, so pairing it up with a Psychic- or Ghost-type Trick Room user is a good idea. Reuniclus, Cresselia, Slowking, Slowbro, Chandelure, and Dusclops are just a few examples of good Scrafty partners in that regard. Scrafty can also make use of Politoed's Drizzle, which keeps Hail and Sandstorm hail and sandstorm from sapping Scrafty's HP, but such support isn't required.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Although its movepool is not too broad, but there are definitely some interesting options hidden away in Scrafty's deep pockets. Shed Skin can be used in place of Moxie if you fear burn, but Scrafty enjoys accumulating Moxie boosts,[comma] and it would be a shame to let free Attack boosts go to waste. Scrafty has Zen Headbutt, Rock Slide, Stone Edge, and even Smack Down to rid itself of troublesome Fighting- and Flying-types, but your its partner Trick Room user should have something to deal with said Pokemon. Scrafty can learn Snarl to augment its bulk, but it's hard to find a slot for it. Payback can be used over Crunch if Scrafty is caught without Trick Room, but Crunch is overall more reliable. Fire Punch and Thunderpunch are available, but they don't offer much that the main options don't do already. Ice Punch is a perfectly viable move, allowing Scrafty it to hit Flying-, Dragon-, and the oh-so-annoying Grass-types super effectively if needed you need to. Bear in mind, however, that with Ice Punch, Scrafty can't do anything to Shedinja. Hi Jump Kick can be used if only for the sheer power it provides, but Pokemon tend to use Protect against Scrafty due to Trick Room and Fake Out, so the recoil is off-putting.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Flying Gem and Acrobatics, especially from Pokemon that don't usually carry it such as Mienshao, Blaziken, and Gliscor, tend to KO Scrafty. put Scrafty away very quickly. It Scrafty must be especially careful around those who that are expected to carry it, such as Tornadus and Crobat, the latter having Inner Focus to prevent a flinch from Fake Out. Fighting-types such as Terrakion and Conkeldurr can KO any Scrafty that don't carry Chople Berry, and Conkeldurr can deal massive damage to Scrafty even with Hammer Arm and KO it next turn with Mach Punch. Metagross can use Hammer Arm as well to nail Scrafty, or it can just Meteor Mash it a few times, as Scrafty can't do much to Metagross outside of Fire Punch. Gyarados can also spam Waterfall, taking little damage from Scrafty since as Intimidate makes it Scrafty next to useless. It Gyarados must watch out for Thunderpunch, however.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Scrafty gets Intimidate, which,[comma] when released, would force players to make a very tough choice between more power and more overall bulk. When using Intimidate, however, However, Hitmontop would be a better user of Intimidate, considering it has STAB priority and Wide Guard, so Moxie would probably still be the best ability for Scrafty.</p>

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  12. lucariojr

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    yay my first done analysis c:

    /me sheds tears of joy and pride

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