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Discussion in 'Global Battle Union' started by iss, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. iss

    iss happily ever after
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    Jun 5, 2009
    HP: 91
    Atk: 129
    Def: 90
    SpDef: 90
    Spe: 108

    Justified: Raises Attack one stage upon being hit by a Dark move.

    Moves (open)
    [B]Level-Up Moves (Important ones bolded)[/B]
    Lv1 [B]Quick Attack[/B]
    Lv1 Leer
    Lv7 Double Kick
    Lv13 [B]Smack Down[/B]
    Lv19 Take Down
    Lv25 [B]Helping Hand[/B]
    Lv31 Retaliate
    Lv37 [B]Rock Slide[/B]
    Lv42 [B]Sacred Sword[/B]
    Lv49 [B]Swords Dance[/B]
    Lv55 [B]Quick Guard[/B]
    Lv61 Work Up
    Lv67 [B]Stone Edge[/B]
    Lv73 [B]Close Combat[/B]
    [B]TM/HMs Learned[/B]
    TM04 Calm Mind
    TM05 Roar
    TM06 Toxic
    TM10 Hidden Power
    TM12 Taunt
    TM15 Hyper Beam
    TM17 Protect
    TM20 Safeguard
    TM21 Frustration
    TM23 Smack Down
    TM26 Earthquake
    TM27 Return
    TM32 Double Team
    TM33 Reflect
    TM37 Sandstorm
    TM39 Rock Tomb
    TM40 Aerial Ace
    TM42 Facade
    TM44 Rest
    TM48 Round
    TM52 Focus Blast
    TM54 False Swipe
    TM67 Retaliate
    TM68 Giga Impact
    TM69 Rock Polish
    TM71 Stone Edge
    TM75 Swords Dance
    TM77 Psych Up
    TM78 Bulldoze
    TM80 Rock Slide
    TM81 X-Scissor
    TM83 Work Up
    TM84 Poison Jab
    TM87 Swagger
    TM90 Substitute
    TM94 Rock Smash
    HM01 Cut
    HM04 Strength

    GBU Singles Sets


    GBU Doubles Sets
    Terrakion @ Focus Sash / Chople Berry
    4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Jolly / Adamant Nature
    - Rock Slide
    - Close Combat
    - Quick Attack / Quick Guard
    - Protect / Quick Guard

    • Great speed combined with 129 Attack make Terrakion an amazing sweeper
    • Rock Slide has a massive 46% chance to flinch at least one Pokemon if Terrakion outspeeds
    • Close Combat takes out most of the types that resist Rock Slide, such as Steel
    • Quick Attack allows Terrakion to KO weakened or sashed Pokemon
    • Quick Guard allows Terrakion to protect its teammates from priority moves, most notably Fake Out (Terrakion must be faster than the Fake Out user for this to work, however)
    • Protect is generally useful if you need Terrakion's partner to use a move such as Earthquake to take out the opposing team
    • Focus Sash has generally more utility, but Chople Berry allows Terrakion to beat opposing Terrakion and Scrafty barring a crit

    Terrakion @ Choice Scarf
    4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Rock Slide
    - Close Combat
    - Earthquake
    - Quick Attack

    • By outpacing Tornadus and Thundurus, Terrakion can OHKO them with Rock Slide before they move
    • The flinch chance of Rock Slide is amplified here
    • Close Combat takes out most of the types that resist Rock Slide, such as Steel
    • Quick Attack allows Terrakion to KO weakened or sashed Pokemon
    • Earthquake is a generally useful attack to hit random Pokemon
  2. Zyrac


    Jul 16, 2011
    I find that Terrakion's power in doubles is offset by its predictability. Its movepool basically consists of Rock Slide, Close Combat, Rock Slide, Protect and Rock Slide. Maybe the occasional Earthquake or Swords Dance for variety. Also, if you see Terrakion and Whimsicott in team preview, they are just about guaranteed to lead together.
  3. DreamTalon


    Jun 13, 2011
    I would agree it is very predictable, but the reason why it is so good is because of its ability to use STAB Rock Slides and deal respectable damage, and flinch. Also it has pretty good coverage with its STABs alone, so it has room for protect and either a support move such as Helping Hand/Quick Guard or run priority in Quick Attack for revenge kills and sash breaks.
  4. cosmicexplorer

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    May 25, 2010
    Whimsicott / Terrakion is nowhere near as useful as it was in 2011 with the greater number of Follow Me and Fake Out users. If I saw a Whimsicott and Terrakion on the same team, I wouldn't be so quick to make that judgement, and if they do lead, then it's not that hard to stop.
  5. Empyrea


    Aug 24, 2011
    Singles sets

    In singles, I usually see stuff along the lines of:

    Terrakion @ Focus Sash / Choice Band / Choice Scarf
    4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Adamant / Jolly Nature
    - Stone Edge
    - Close Combat
    - Quick Attack
    - Swords Dance / Double Kick

    I always see Quick Attack being used, with the occasional Earthquake or Sacred Sword here and there. Double Kick is something to keep in the back of your mind if you use Focus Sashed Pokemon weak to Fighting.
  6. cosmicexplorer

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    May 25, 2010
    An Adamant nature means it loses to too many threats around the 100 base Speed mark; it's not really viable except with Choice Scarf. That set seems about right, but Life Orb is also a usable, however uncommon, option.
  7. Solace

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    Nov 4, 2009
    if cb terrakion is not in gbu singles i will cry that thing just wrecks

    stone edge / quick attack / close combat / x-scissor

    jolly nature is the way to go since cb gives it that extra attack power anyway

    doubles sets look good
  8. soul_survivor


    Sep 12, 2010
    I want to say I probably have one of the oddest scarf set with terrakion. its bulky scarf variant looking like this:

    Terrakion@choice scarf
    180hp, 252 atk, 72 speed
    -Close combat
    -Sacred sword
    -rock slide

    Yep 180 hp ev's. At 72 speed ev's terrakion is at 137 speed, well enough to speed non +speed natures base 80's(note yes I screwed up on ev's. It was suppose to reach 133 speed.). This thing survives hits and does damage back. Literally it survived a KROOKODILES earthquake and ko'd it with sacred sword(i'm counting ghe fact that most krooks have chople so it lives through the eq). It survives mach punch from con with room to breed, and still beats base Plus natured130-. Though the speed ev's do need reworking. I believe 60 is just enough to obtain 133 speed and the rest in hp.
  9. Chinese Dood

    Chinese Dood

    Aug 15, 2008
    If you want to outspeed +130, you actually need 134 speed (which gets Terrakion to 201 speed, outspeeding +130's 200). Only 44 Speed EVs are needed for that.

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