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Seismitoad (Offensive) QC 3/3 GP 2/2 - taken over - READY FOR UPLOAD

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Alfalfa, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Alfalfa

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    http://smogon.com/forums/threads/seismitoad-offensive.3485351/ - Taking over for Neliel.

    QC Approvals: BKC, Dice, alexwolf
    GP: melvni, sirndpt

    [SET]
    name: Offensive Support
    move 1: Hydro Pump / Scald
    move 2: Earth Power
    move 3: Hidden Power Bug / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Stealth Rock
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Water Absorb
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Seismitoad can take on an offensive role for rain teams that need a Pokemon with both a Water-type immunity and access to Stealth Rock. It is a good switch-in to Choice-locked Water types and a worn-down or paralyzed Keldeo, and is fast enough to outspeed most defensive and support Pokemon, including Jirachi, Tentacruel, Celebi, and Xatu. It also beats Electric-types other than Grass Knot Thundurus-T and specially defensive Rotom-W. STAB Hydro Pump hits absurdly hard in rain and can leave a mark on all but the most specially bulky Pokemon. Scald is a more accurate alternative that can burn the opponent, which is always handy, especially against physical attackers that it tends to lure in, such as Breloom and Dragonite. Earth Power is an effective secondary STAB, notably 2HKOing Tentacruel and Jirachi. The third move is based on what threats your team needs covered more. Celebi often switches in on Seismitoad, Seismitoad can lure in and 2HKO it if running Hidden Power Bug. However, Seismitoad outruns Adamant Dragonite and can alternatively use Hidden Power Ice to hit it hard. Hidden Power Ice also hits Breloom slightly harder than a rain-boosted Hydro Pump does. Finally, Stealth Rock is easy to set up for Seismitoad thanks to its good defensive typing and its two immunities.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Focus Blast can be used to 2HKO Ferrothorn, but its accuracy is very shaky. Surf is an alternative Water STAB with more power than Scald and more accuracy than Hydro Pump, but the extra power or the burn chance is generally better. This set is basically made for rain teams, so Politoed is a no-brainer as a teammate. If Seismitoad runs Hidden Power Bug, Pokemon that like Celebi eliminated, such as Breloom and Thundurus-T, are good teammates. Gyarados also appreciates Seismitoad's support because Seismitoad can switch in on offensive Rotom-W easily and Hydro Pump away. Seismitoad hates Grass-types such Ferrothorn and Amoonguss, so having a teammate to handle them is a good idea; Moltres, Volcarona, and Tornadus tend to be good partners to eliminate them. Also, Seismitoad is easily revenged killed due to its low Speed, so paralysis support from the likes of Jirachi or Ferrothorn is greatly appreciated. Finally, Gastrodon tends to wall Seismitoad, so teammates that can deal with it, such as Grass Knot Thundurus-T and Energy Ball mixed Jirachi, are good teammates.</p>

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    - Find its niche in offensive rain teams
    - Its fast enough to outspeed the majority of the defensive and supportive pokemon, but offensive pokes can outspeed it pretty easily
    - It hits quite hard with Hydro Pump thanks to rain, with earth power it also 2kos stuff like tentacruel or jirachi
    - The choice between hp bug or ice depends on you, hp bug lures in celebi 2koing it, while hp ice outspeeds and kill dragonite
    - It beats electric types (sans Grass Knot Thundurus-T), which are troublesome for rain teams, while maintaining momentum
    Stealth rock are easy to setup thanks to the excellent typing

    Basically everything that appreciate celebi gone is a good teammate. Also, gyarados appreciate its support because it can switch in on rotom-w easily and mantain offensive presence.
    Grass types like ferrothorn can beat it fairly easily
    Easily revenge killed by anything faster with a good attack
    Focus blast its usable as well to 2ko ferrothorn and hit rotom-w harder
    Scald to burn stuff like ferrothorn
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013
  2. Jukain

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    This thing is like a 'supporting attacker', not a standalone.

    AC mention Surf for the accuracy -- stronger than Scald.

    Slash Scald -- it has enough power in rain and more importantly that burn chance.
  3. Alfalfa

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    Made the changes

    EDIT: Scald and Gastrodon lures added
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2013
  4. Jukain

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    Put stuff in the write-up for Scald and mention partners like GK Thundurus-T and Energy Ball Shuca/EBelt Jirachi to handle Gastrodon.
  5. alexwolf

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    You have made no mention of how this set takes care of both offensive and defensive Water-types to a degree, which is one of the main selling points of this set. Add this information to the set comments.
  6. Alfalfa

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    Added it
  7. Kingler12345

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    Not a member of QC, but don't you have to add <p> and </p> to the sets? js
  8. Halcyon.

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    You gave examples of two Water types in the second sentence, but I don't know how well Seismitoad can beat either of them. With a Timid Nature, it can only 3HKO SDef Rotom-W. And although it can't attack Seismitoad, it can burn it and then Pain Split stall it until it dies, or at least do significant damage. Politoed (at least, offensive variants) commonly carry HP Grass, so it'll have to watch out for that. Defensive versions will just Toxic Seismitoad, which will wear Seismitoad down even quicker, especially with Protect. in the rest of the paragraph, you fail to really give other specific examples. You should specify which key defensive and support Pokémon it outspeeds, which important offensive Pokémon outspeed it, which specially bulky Pokémon can tank a Hydro Pump (for example, Jirachi is very specially bulky, so is Heatran, but neither can take a Hydro Pump), and finally which physical attackers it can lure in and burn with Scald (Breloom comes to mind). The reason you shouldn't be so vague is because, for example, obviously Terrakion would hate being burned by Scald, but Terrakion isn't going to switch in on Seismitoad. On the other hand, people reading this should know exactly what it is that they are going to be good against, have problems with, be outsped by, etc. It's your job to make sure they get that information.

    Same goes for this quote. What appreciates Celebi being gone? Also, you mentioned that Seismitoad hates Breloom, but actually this isn't the case. HP Ice has a 50% chance to OHKO after Rocks, and Hydro Pump has a 25% chance. Plus it isn't unlikely that Breloom will take a tiny bit of damage before switching into Seismitoed. In fact, one of the best reasons to use Seismitoad is to lure Breloom :O

    You mentioned in the first sentence that Stealth Rock was the biggest reason to use Seismitoad but you only give it a one sentence mention? You should probably expand on this.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013
  9. Alfalfa

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    Giving this a bump
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    Change it to: ''Seismitoad can take an offensive role for rain teams that need both Water Absorb and Stealth Rock in one set.''. Flows better that your sentence and removes the incorrect mention that Seismitoad can only be used on rain offense teams, as it is viable in balanced rain teams as well.

    Either remove or reword this, as Hydro Pump in rain is only slightly weaker than Hidden Power Ice, for only 5 BP (135 vs 140) against Breloom.


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  11. P2X7

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    Hi, this is just an amateur check, so you don't have to implement it, but... Also, sorry if I'm not supposed to do this for some reason, or if I did something wrong while writing it.
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    amateur check (open)
    [SET]
    name: Offensive Support
    move 1: Hydro Pump / Scald
    move 2: Earth Power
    move 3: Hidden Power Bug / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Stealth Rock
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Water Absorb
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>Seismitoad can take on an offensive role for rain teams that need both Water Absorb and Stealth Rock in one set. It is a good switch-in to Choice-locked Water types and a crippled Keldeo, and It is fast enough to outspeed most defensive and supportive pPokemon, such as Jirachi, Tentacruel, Celebi, and Xatu; however, offensive opponents Pokemon can outspeed it rather easily. It also beats most Electric types, sans Grass Knot Thundurus-T and Specially Defensive Rotom-W. Hydro Pump hits absurdly hard off STAB and rain, and can leave a mark on all but the most specially bulky Pokemon., while Scald is a more accurate alternative that can burn the opponent, which is always handy, especially against physical attackers that it tends to lure in, such as Breloom and Dragonite. Earth Power is a secondary STAB that is rather effective, and it 2HKOs notably 2HKOing Tentacruel and Jirachi. The third move is based on what your team needs more; as Seismitoad lures in Celebi pretty easily, so Hidden Power Bug can be used to 2HKO it. However, Seismitoad outruns outspeeds Adamant Dragonite, so it can use Hidden Power Ice to hit it hard., Hidden Power Ice also hits and also hits Breloom 25% harder than Hydro Pump. Finally, Stealth Rock is the biggest reason to use Seismitoad, as it is rather easy to set up thanks to its good defensive typing, and its two immunities., Stealth Rock + Water Absorb is also the biggest reason to use Seismitoad, and not using its biggest largest niche would be foolish.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>This set is basically made for balanced and offensive rain teams alike, so Politoed is a no brainer as a teammate. Focus Blast can be used to 2HKO Ferrothorn, though its accuracy is very shaky. Surf is an alternative Water STAB with more power than Scald and more accuracy than Hydro Pump, but the extra power or the ability to burn is generally better. If Seismitoad runs Hidden Power Bug, anything that likes Celebi eliminated, such as Breloom and Thundurus-T, are good teammates. Also, Gyarados also appreciates Seismitoad's support, as Seismitoad because it can switch in on offensive Rotom-W easily and Hydro Pump away at it. However, Seismitoad hates Grass types like Ferrothorn and Ammoonguss, so a teammate to handle them is a good partner; Moltres, Volcarona, and Tornadus tend to be good partners to eliminate them. Also, Seismitoad is easily revenged killed by faster and stronger pokemon due to its low speed, so paralysis support from the likes of Jirachi, Ferrothorn, or other paralysis inducers is greatly appreciated. Finally, Gastrodon tends to wall Seismitoad, so lures partners that can deal with it, like such as Grass Knot Thundurus-T and Mixed Energy Ball Jirachi, are good teammates.</p>
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    amcheck (open)

    [SET]
    name: Offensive Support
    move 1: Hydro Pump / Scald
    move 2: Earth Power
    move 3: Hidden Power Bug / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Stealth Rock
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Water Absorb
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>Seismitoad can take on an offensive role for rain teams that need both Water Absorb and Stealth Rock in one set. It is a good switch-in to Choice-locked Water types and a crippled Keldeo, and is fast enough to outspeed most defensive and supportive Pokemon, such as Jirachi, Tentacruel, Celebi, and Xatu; however, offensive opponents can outspeed it rather easily. It also beats most Electric -types, sans Grass Knot Thundurus-T and Specially Defensive Rotom-W. Hydro Pump hits absurdly hard off STAB and rain, and can leave a mark on all but the most specially bulky Pokemon. Scald is a more accurate alternative that can burn the opponent, which is always handy, especially against physical attackers that it tends to lure in, such as Breloom and Dragonite. Earth Power is an effective secondary STAB that is rather effective, notably 2HKOing Tentacruel and Jirachi. The third move is based on what your team needs more; Seismitoad lures in Celebi pretty easily, so Hidden Power Bug can be used to 2HKO it. However, Seismitoad outruns Adamant Dragonite, so it can use Hidden Power Ice to hit it hard. Hidden Power Ice, and also hits Breloom a little harder than Hydro Pump. Finally, Stealth Rock is rather easy to set up thanks to its good defensive typing, and its two immunities, and not using its largest niche would be foolish.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>This set is basically made for balanced and offensive rain teams alike, so Politoed is a no -brainer as a teammate. Focus Blast can be used to 2HKO Ferrothorn, though its accuracy is very shaky. Surf is an alternative Water STAB with more power than Scald and more accuracy than Hydro Pump, but the extra power or the ability to burn is generally better. If Seismitoad runs Hidden Power Bug, anything that likes Celebi eliminated, such as Breloom and Thundurus-T, are good teammates. Gyarados also appreciates Seismitoad's support because Seismitoad can switch in on offensive Rotom-W easily and Hydro Pump away at it. However, Seismitoad hates Grass types like Ferrothorn and Ammoonguss, so a teammate to handle them is a good partner; Moltres, Volcarona, and Tornadus tend to be good partners to eliminate them. Also, Seismitoad is easily revenged killed by faster and stronger pPokemon due to its low speed, so paralysis support from the likes of Jirachi, Ferrothorn, or other paralysis inducers is greatly appreciated. Finally, Gastrodon tends to wall Seismitoad, so teammates that can deal with it, such Grass Knot Thundurus-T and Mixed Energy Ball Jirachi, are good teammates.</p>


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    Comments:
    Last part of Set Comments rather meaningless, so I cut it. If you really want it, then rewrite it better, at least.
    It's for rain teams, period, no need to embellish with that part.
    Hidden Power Ice hits Breloom much harder than Scald, also, so I just said it's a harder hit.


    Edit: Yeah, sorry, I keep making that mistake, then having the edit feature be a bitch to me
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2013
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    Also for god's sake please put spaces between the paragraphs and the [COMMENTS] tag
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    [SET]
    name: Offensive Support
    move 1: Hydro Pump / Scald
    move 2: Earth Power
    move 3: Hidden Power Bug / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Stealth Rock
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Water Absorb
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Seismitoad can take on an offensive role for rain teams that need a Pokemon with both Water Absorb an immunity to Water-type attacks and access to Stealth Rock in one set. It is a good switch-in to Choice-locked Water types Water-types and a crippled Keldeo (I'm confused by what you mean by crippled Keldeo here; I suggest clarifying this), and while it is outsped by most offensive opponents, it is fast enough to outspeed most defensive and support Pokemon, such as including Jirachi, Tentacruel, Celebi, and Xatu; however, offensive opponents can outspeed it rather easily. It also beats Electric types sans Electric-types other than Grass Knot Thundurus-T and Specially Defensive specially defensive Rotom-W. STAB Hydro Pump hits absurdly hard off STAB and in rain, (remove comma) and can leave a mark on all but the most specially bulky Pokemon. Scald is a more accurate alternative that can burn the opponent, which is always handy, especially against physical attackers that it Seismitoad tends to lure in, such as Breloom and Dragonite. Earth Power is an effective secondary STAB, notably 2HKOing Tentacruel and Jirachi. The third move is based on what threats your team needs covered more; (start new sentence) Seismitoad lures in Celebi pretty easily Celebi often switches in on Seismitoad, so Seismitoad can pretty easily lure in and 2HKO it if using Hidden Power Bug can be used to 2HKO it. However, Seismitoad outruns Adamant Dragonite, (remove comma) so it and can use Hidden Power Ice to hit it hard, (start new sentence) and Hidden Power Ice also hits Breloom slightly harder than a rain-boosted Hydro Pump. Finally, Stealth Rock is easy to set up for Seismitoad thanks to its good defensive typing, (remove comma) and its two immunities.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>This set is basically made for rain teams, so Politoed is a no brainer no-brainer as a teammate. (move this sentence to where you talk about other teammates (before the sentence about HP Bug and Celebi)) Focus Blast can be used to 2HKO Ferrothorn, though but its accuracy is very shaky. Surf is an alternative Water STAB with more power than Scald and more accuracy than Hydro Pump, but the extra power or the ability to burn is generally better. If Seismitoad runs Hidden Power Bug, anything that likes Pokemon that like Celebi eliminated, such as Breloom and Thundurus-T, are good teammates. Gyarados also appreciates Seismitoad's support because Seismitoad can switch in on offensive Rotom-W easily and Hydro Pump away at it. However, Seismitoad hates Grass types like Grass-types such as Ferrothorn and Ammoonguss Amoonguss, so having a teammate to handle them is a good partner idea; Moltres, Volcarona, and Tornadus tend to be good partners to eliminate them. Also, Seismitoad is easily revenged killed by faster and stronger pokemon due to its low speed Speed, so paralysis support from the likes of Jirachi, (remove comma) and Ferrothorn, or other paralysis inducers is greatly appreciated. Finally, Gastrodon tends to wall Seismitoad, so teammates that can deal with it, such as Grass Knot Thundurus-T and Mixed mixed Energy Ball Jirachi (please use another example here or remove this; mixed Energy Ball Jirachi is not a real set (or at least it isn't on the analysis)) are good teammates.</p>


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    Please post when you implement GP checks (I think you have because of your last edit time and AccidentalGreed's comment being implemented). It helps people know when you're ready for another one.
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    Just saying, I'm p sure Energy Ball is legit on Jirachi, and it might have that on the set. I believe it's one of the lure sets.
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    lazy to prettify this and there weren't many changes so i hope this'll do!

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    Kingler12345 is correct. I missed it as the second slash on the fourth slot of the sixth set. You can readd that example if you want.

    Edit: However, please call it Energy Ball mixed Jirachi instead of mixed Energy Ball Jirachi because it is a variant of the mixed attacker set with Energy Ball not a mixed variant of the Energy Ball set.
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