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Swagger Facade - Own Tempo Purugly

Discussion in 'Locked / Outdated Analyses' started by Hebrew, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. Hebrew


    Mar 14, 2013
    name: Swagger Facade
    move 1: Facade
    move 2: Protect
    move 3: Shadow Claw
    move 4: Wake-up Slap
    item: Toxic Orb
    ability: Own Tempo
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 56 HP/252 Atk/200Spe
    ivs: IVs

    Purugly has a mediocre attack stat, horrible defenses and a solid speed stat. At first it doesn't look like much but with Toxic Orb to boost Facade to 140 base power, after one swagger Purugly's mediocre attack is looking very nice combined with a base power 140 STAB attack and with the speed to boot. It will ohko just about everything bar resist and immunity. Protect for toxic orb to activate. A teammate using tailwind, taunt, etc first turn helps a lot. Shadow Claw to hit ghost pokemon and wake up slap to hit what resists everything else.

    I find using support pokemon like Whimiscott and Sableye, setting up a tailwind first turn helps against scarf users, taunt protects you from trick room, encore can help break through protect spam for less prediction required. Most importantly priority swagger boosts Purugly to scary levels and tears wholes in their team.
  2. Nexus

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    ok, so I'm going to lock this for now. Please get familiar with the VGC '13 metagame before submitting sets again. Additionally, take a look at our formatting guides and rules for this forum located in the announcements.
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