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Starmie

Discussion in 'Global Battle Union' started by cosmicexplorer, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. cosmicexplorer

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    HP: 60
    Atk: 75
    Def: 85
    SpA:100
    SpDef: 85
    Spe: 115

    Abilities:
    Natural Cure: Cures status on switching out.
    Illuminate: Increases wild encounter rate (no effect in battles).
    Dreamworld:
    Analytic: If the user moves after the target, the power of the user's next move is increased by 30%.

    Moves (open)
    Code:
    [B]Level-Up Moves[/B]
    Start Water Gun
    Start Rapid Spin 
    Start Recover
    Start Rapid Spin
    Start Swift
    Lv28 Confuse Ray
    
    [B]TM/HMs Learned[/B]
    TM03 Psyshock
    TM06 Toxic
    TM07 Hail
    TM10 Hidden Power
    TM13 Ice Beam
    TM14 Blizzard
    TM15 Hyper Beam
    TM16 Light Screen
    TM17 Protect
    TM18 Rain Dance
    TM19 Telekinesis
    TM21 Frustration
    TM24 Thunderbolt
    TM25 Thunder
    TM27 Return
    TM29 Psychic
    TM32 Double Team
    TM33 Reflect
    TM42 Facade
    TM44 Rest
    TM48 Round
    TM55 Scald
    TM68 Giga Impact
    TM70 Flash
    TM73 Thundur Wave
    TM74 Gyro Ball
    TM77 Psych Up
    TM85 Dream Eater
    TM86 Grass Knot
    TM87 Swagger
    TM90 Substitute
    TM91 Flash Cannon
    TM92 Trick Room
    HM03 Surf
    HM05 Waterfall
    HM06 Dive[/hide]
    Moves (open)


    Singles Sets
    Starmie @ Life Orb
    4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    nature: Timid
    ability: Natural Cure
    - Hydro Pump
    - Ice Beam
    - Thunderbolt
    - Hidden Power Fire / Psyshock / Recover
    • Starmie has perfect coverage in Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, and Thunderbolt, and this makes it a fearsome attacker when coupled with its incredibly high Speed, especially under rain.
    • Hidden Power Fire takes out Ferrothorn, Psyshock allows it to do good damage to special walls, while Recover allows Starmie to heal off of resisted hits and Life Orb recoil.

    Starmie @ Life Orb
    4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    nature: Timid
    ability: Natural Cure
    - Hydro Pump
    - Blizzard
    - Thunder
    - Gravity
    • This set is meant to take advantage of Starmie's speed and access to Gravity, helping to set up a Gravity team. Starmie can take advantage of Gravity itself to use Blizzard and Thunder effectively, and Hydro Pump also attains 100% accuracy, making it a more reliable option.

    Doubles/Triples Sets
    Starmie @ Life Orb
    4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    nature: Timid
    ability: Natural Cure
    -Surf
    -Ice Beam / Blizzard
    -Thunderbolt / Thunder
    -Protect / Gravity
    • Starmie can make an excellent attacker on rain teams, as its excellent Speed makes it useful even when rain is not up.
    • Surf is a very powerful Water-type attack with rain active, and Ice Beam and Thunderbolt round off coverage. Blizzard is usable for its spread damage, but its accuracy is atrocious, while Thunder is useful in rain as a more powerful Thunderbolt.
    • Protect allows Starmie to avoid a hit, which is useful with its frailty, but Starmie is the quickest Gravity user, and with Gravity up, it can take advantage of Blizzard and Thunder, and can set up a Gravity team.
  2. lucariojr

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    starmie needs a gravity set (for both singles and doubles) because the games usually don't last long and he's the fastest user of it iirc
  3. Solace

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    ownership switched to cosmicexplorer due to plagiarism!
  4. Ashenlock

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    I think Starmie is one of the worthier users of Protect, though it is certainly a common move among ALL Pokemon. It should be in a secondary spot to one of its attacks.
  5. Solace

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    This'll probably be edited quite a bit, all I did was transfer over the post written by Shining-Latios

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