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Slowking (Update) - UNRESERVED (QC 0/3)

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by asterat, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. asterat


    Jul 20, 2011

    Calm mind is very good
    can no longer surely wall moltres with hazards because of hurricane :(
    Specs is best set
    trick>grass knot on specs
    psyshock>HP grass on nasty plot

    name: Choice specs
    move 1: Surf
    move 2: Psyshock
    move 3: Fire Blast
    move 4: Trick
    item: Choice Specs
    ability: Regenarator
    nature: Modest
    evs: 248 HP / 252 SAtk / 8 Spe
    - Slowking's best set and very powerful
    - Better than bulky because slowking is often 2HKOed with moltres hurricane without hazards
    - Even with no SpD or Def investment slowking is very bulky and plays like a tank
    - Regenarator makes slowking an exceptional tank, because it is not worn down as much by entry hazards
    - Surf is strong STAB and so is psyshock. Fire blast roasts tangrowth ferroseed, and others. Trick is used over grass knot HP grass because they sucked
    - Flamethrower is still strong enough to hit most grass types for OHKO without specs
    - EVs allow for maximum bulk and power

    - 248 Hp to switch into stealth rock more
    - Pokemons that can take less than 50% from specs slowking attacks
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    Yeah pretty strong dude. pokes in RU in bold. Pokes in NU in smnaller font
    name: Defensive
    move 1: Scald
    move 2: Psyshock/Fire Blast
    move 3: Slack off
    move 4: Toxic/Calm Mind/Thunder Wave
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Calm
    evs: 248 HP / 144 Def / 116 SpD

    - Standard defensive slowking, very good
    - Can wall lots of threats because of amazing defensive typing (resistance to fire fight and water)
    - Not as good as it was because moltres can 2HKO
    - Even super effective STAB moves will often fail to KO slowking
    - Scald is standard STAB defensive for water types
    - Psyshock is other STAB and is used over psychic for pokemon like gallade
    - Slack off recovers health
    - Toxic cripples annoying walls
    - Calm mind allows slowking to sweep as many peoples switch ins are special attackers
    - Thunder wave slows down faster threats
    - Fire blast could be used for tangrwoth, escavalier, and ferroseed

    - 248 HP for stealth rock
    - Slowking gets dragon tail which could work for phazing
    - Slowking has lots of other moves as well
    - Tangrowtrh utterly walls this set although it hates being burned or poisoned
    name: Nasty Plot
    move 1: Nasty Plot
    move 2: Surf
    move 3: Psyshock/Trick Room
    move 4: Fire Blast/Trick Room
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Modest
    evs: 248 HP / 252 SAtk / 8 SpD

    - Slowking has access to nasty plot
    - With a meh special attack stat after two special attack boosts it is dangerous
    - Nasty plot boosts slowkings special attack (really?)
    - Surf hits targets as slowkings best water STAB (no hydro pump)
    - Psyshock hits water types that would otherwise wall this set
    - Fire blast hits tangrwoth, ferroseed, and, escavalier
    - Trick room could be used because slowking is a slow sh*t

    - Leftovers give recovery
    Life orb could be used but slowking has amazing bulk and resistances and not taking advantage of them is silly. It could work with trick room but again the resistances are too good
    - 248 for stealth rock
    - Speed lowering nature should be used with trick room
    - Could use slack off (should I slash this last on moves 3 and 4?)
    - HP grass or grass knot could work but their main target is opposing slowking
    -should NastyRoom and normal nasty plot be combined? Idk.

    [Other Options]
    psychic, curse, ice beam, light screen, shadow ball, amnesia, iron defense, psych up, focus blast, dragon tail, magic coat, rain dance
    Trick room + 3 attacks
    Different EVs
    expert belt
    defensive trick room

    [Checks and Counters]
    difficult because of versatility, almost impossible to wall
    opposing slowking
    when locked into a move, almost anything
    CB spiritomb
    Easily revenge killed by bug types and electivire
    Not easy to revenge kill when using CM
    Tangrowth if it lacks fire blast (or isnt locked into it)
    Grass types

    Ready for QC???
  2. Worldtour

    Worldtour aka Swamp-Rocket
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    Aug 2, 2010
    you don't have an overview or any partners listed for any set :o

    To be honest, with a different spread, Timid Life Orb Moltres is unable to 2HKO Slowking with Hurricane after Leftovers. So I propose the new spread should be like this...

    evs: 248 HP / 76 Def / 184 SpD

    With this Moltres can do a maximum of 52.93% damage, enough to avoid a 2HKO from Hurricane since Leftovers heals it. In this case, Moltres is either a) dead after Stealth Rock damage or b) is almost dead after Life Orb damage and a hit from Scald, maybe even paralyzed.
  3. Pocket

    Pocket Apo, the astronaut's best friend >:3
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    Dec 22, 2004
    Asterat quit Smogon temporarily, so Slowking should be re-assigned if it still needs a revamp.
  4. DittoCrow

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    Mar 15, 2010
    Post here and in the index thread if you want to write this!
  5. Worldtour

    Worldtour aka Swamp-Rocket
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    Aug 2, 2010
    I'll do it, DittoCrow

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