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The art of the Stratagem [RMT]

Discussion in 'Create-A-Pokémon Project' started by Gothic Togekiss, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Gothic Togekiss

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    Blame that cartoon Skunk Fu for the title. I finally got around to making a team around the newest CAP Pokemon to test it's worth. Personally, Levitate give the floating rubble a bit more switch-in ability in combat then Tech but that's my opinion. Anyway, let's get on with team line-up.

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    Tyrantiar (F) @Choice Band
    Ability: SandStream
    EVs: 180/252/0/0/0/76
    Nature: Adamant
    - Crunch
    - Earthquake
    - Stone Edge
    - Aqua Tail

    The Lead, nothing to complex about that generaly speaking. This monster helps keep Pokemon like Rotom and Zapdos in line as well as conveniently dealing with another T-tar and Blissey. She also provides some much need Sandstorm support for Stratagem.

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    Bronzong @ Leftovers
    Ability: Light Clay
    EVs: 252/152/8/0/96/0
    Nature: Relaxed
    - Reflect
    - Light Screen
    - Gyro Ball
    - Earthquake

    Double Screen Bronzong, someone no one would expect. Really wanted to try moveset out in better. With like gazillion resistances, it can switch in onto almost anything without fail. Come in, set up a screen (mostly Light Screen), and if possible do some damage to would be switch-ins. A Gem or Revvy behind a light screen is a bitch to stop if one relies on special attacks.


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    Stratagem @ Choice Spec
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 6/0/0/252/0/252
    Nature: Timid
    - Earth Power
    - Energy Ball
    - Paleo Wave
    - Flamethrower

    SpecGem, fast sweeper and great revenge killer. 394 speed plus 508 special attack is not laughing matter as this baby can revenge kill a whole shitload of things. Levitate gains it some immunity for switch-ins though admittedly it's not much. I would use Weather Ball in place of Paleo Wave for higher base power but I'm too paranoid about random Rain Dancer/Abomasnow leads mucking it up.

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    Revenankh (M) @ Leftovers
    Ability: Shed Skin
    EVs: 252/0/120/0/136/0
    Nature: Careful
    - Bulk Up
    - Hammer Arm
    - Shadow Sneak
    - Rest

    Good ol' BU Revenankh, a terror towards unprepared teams. Rev takes on Status, Strata, Blissey, and other general issues that this team has an issue with. Not much else to say about him since you should probably know his role within a team.

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    Zapdos @ Leftovers
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 252/0/220/0/0/36
    Nature: Bold
    - Thunderbolt
    - HP Grass
    - Roost
    - Heat Wave

    I consider this bird my main bulky water/ground stopper well as being a pseudo Scizor counter. Wouldn't have thought about using Zapdos in my team but the metagame calls for it's present.

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    Porygon2 @ Leftovers
    Ability: Trace
    EVs: 252/0/120/40/96/0
    Nature: Bold
    - Thunder Bolt or Discharge
    - Ice Beam
    - Thunder Wave
    - Recover

    Scizor was cramping my style so I'm using P-2 now. This little virtual duck makes an excellent alternative for stopping trouble Pokemon like Gyarados and Salamence.Not sure on if I should use Discharge over TB atm as it sacfices a bit of power for the cost of freeing up a moveslot for other support move.
  2. jagged_angel

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    Well forgive if I'm rather inexperienced when it comes to RMT but I gotta start somewhere :-)

    It looks pretty solid and I like Thunder Wave on Celebi alot but DDMence could be a tough one to take down since your team has no Ice moves.

    Take out Scizor for Pory2 if you like but I'd be wary of losing the Dragon resist and the priority attack. Pory's good for Tracing Intimidate but I don't think it can take an unboosted Outrage.

    I guess you could use Syclant to keep the Bug STAB with which to threaten Celebi and go physical with Ice Shard to beat DDMence but doesn't solve your Gyarados issue.
  3. Gothic Togekiss

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    Add me when I come back.

    I recently replaced Celebi with a double screen Bronzong to see if it's the better choice for my team. If it doesn't work out, Celebi makes a return trip.

    Like I said eariler, I replaced my grass fairy for an iron bell so I still have my Dragon resist and a priority user in Revvy so all hope isn't lost. Admittly Scizor can 2HKO

    If I automatically switch P-2 in as Salamence use DD, it can take a stab Outrage with little problem minus crit hax of course.

    232 Naughty LO Salamence Outrage on 252/120 Bold P-2: 66.58% - 78.61%

    If he just Outrage off the bat: 44.39% - 52.41%

    In both case, P-2 can survive the hits to Ice Beam the dragon back to the dark ages.

    Phyiscal ant with SD/Ice Shard/X-scissor/Ice Punch or Rock Slide would probably do my team some good but I haven't been able to use Syclant properly nor liked the creature.
  4. Hazmat

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    I really like your team. I'd keep the zong -- but I'm pretty sure brick break will come back into popularity since screens are becoming re-realized.

    It's nice to see a team without an omni-present boltbeam weakness, too.
  5. ParadOxymoron

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    The funny thing is that this is almost exactly the same team as Darkie and Mag's. The only difference is a Dugtrio and a Scizor; even the lead Tyranitar is the same.

    I guess it's just a good team. :P
  6. Gothic Togekiss

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    Imatition is the best form of flattering I know and beside is looking almost like another team a bad thing? If so then I'll modify it to become less similar beside. I already took out Scizor and Celebi for Bronzong and P-2 and I would have removed Zapdos but they're no another bulky electric type with no ground weak :c
  7. eric the espeon

    eric the espeon maybe I just misunderstood
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    Well not yet that is... lol.

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