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The vegetarian snack pokemon! Tropius discussion!

Discussion in 'BW NU' started by Celever, Feb 10, 2013.

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Which do you think is Tropius's best ability?

  1. Solar power

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Chlorophyll

    4 vote(s)
    8.2%
  3. Harvest

    45 vote(s)
    91.8%
  1. Celever

    Celever

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    Tropius is often thought to be the bottom of the bottom of NU. This is incredibly saddening, as it couldn't be further from the truth! Tropius is a very versatile pokemon, with many different tactics having the possibility to be great! Yes, maybe in order to use tropius effectively you need to be more experienced and to use your brain more... but then I bid you the question; isn't that what compeitive battling all about?

    Tropius is the meaning of a sun abuser - he is made for it. He has 3 amazing abilities - solar power, chlorophyll and harvest - which when used turn into 3 completely different sets! Now, Tropius is almost always forgotten about. Chlorophyll is seemingly out-classed by Jumpluff, Sawsbuck and, if you want a more stally set, vileplume, and then you have harvest exeggutor seemingly out-classing harvest tropius, and even solar power is out-classed by Charizard! Well guess what? This couldn't be farther from the truth! Here is a thread for you guys to discuss tropius facts, sets and other things to do with tropius! (and don't forget to do the poll!)

    To start off, I will post a set I have been using on my run stall team, taken from my rmt "I'm stalling on sunshine!"

    Tropius @ Sitrus berry
    Ability: Harvest
    - Toxic
    - Protect
    - Air slash
    - Sunny day
    252HP, 220 Special attack, 36 special defense
    Nature: Modest
  2. JirachiCelebiMew

    JirachiCelebiMew

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    Tropius, for me, is outclassed by Exeguttor in a stalling role because Eggy doesn't have a SR weakness and a 4x weakness to a common type (Ice). It's also outclassed by Charizard in the Solar Power role (Hell, I'd prefer Sunflora). It's outclassed by Sawsbuck, Shiftry and also Victreebel in the Chlorophyll role. It's basically a poor man's staller / sweeper, etc.
  3. Qwilphish

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    Although it may seem that Tropius' roles in sun are outclassed by exeggutor, you can't forget Tropius' flying type can be a blessing especially with a sub seeding set, as now you can hit those dang grass types for a super effective Air Slash!
  4. michael209

    michael209

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    Starf Berry Tropius is so much fun to use. Max HP/Sdef and you're good to go.

    On a more serious note, the sub-seed Sitrus set is quite good but in most ways outclassed by Eggs. It has that nasty ice 4x weak as well as SR but it has a more reliable recovery move in Roost.

    A side note - In OU, if you B-pass it aqua ring + ingrain with Harvest + Leppa Berry
    then give it sub + protect + leech + roar.. Nothing stops you except Mamoswine/Cloyster with Ice spear and Taunters :)
  5. Infernis

    Infernis

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    You know, I have a battle log of a Tropius team in Ubers doing that exact thing, minus Roar plus Synthesis.

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    Battle between Citrus Surprise and Bender started!

    Tier: Wifi Ubers
    Mode: Singles
    Rule: Rated
    Rule: Sleep Clause
    Rule: Species Clause
    Rule: Wifi Battle
    Variation: +12, -20

    Your team: Sawk / Gorebyss / Smeargle / Relicanth / Groudon / Tropius
    Opponent's team: Jirachi / Rayquaza / Dialga / Palkia / Salamence / Mewtwo

    Citrus Surprise sent out Groudon!
    Bender sent out Jirachi!
    Groudon's Drought intensified the sun's rays!

    Start of turn 1
    The foe's Jirachi used Draco Meteor!
    Groudon lost 122 HP! (31% of its health)
    The foe's Jirachi's Sp. Att. sharply fell!

    Groudon used Thunder Wave!
    The foe's Jirachi is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Groudon restored a little HP using its Leftovers!

    Start of turn 2
    Citrus Surprise called Groudon back!
    Citrus Surprise sent out Francois! (Smeargle)

    The foe's Jirachi used Thunder!
    Francois lost 75 HP! (29% of its health)
    Francois is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!

    The sunlight is strong.

    Start of turn 3
    Francois is paralyzed! It can't move!

    The foe's Jirachi used Drain Punch!
    It's super effective!
    Francois lost 177 HP! (70% of its health)
    Francois fainted!
    Francois had its energy drained!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Citrus Surprise: agh
    Citrus Surprise sent out Gorebyss!

    Bender: lol

    Start of turn 4
    Gorebyss used Aqua Ring!
    Gorebyss surrounded itself with a veil of water!

    The foe's Jirachi is paralyzed! It can't move!

    The sunlight is strong.

    Start of turn 5
    Gorebyss used Agility!
    Gorebyss's Speed sharply rose!

    The foe's Jirachi is paralyzed! It can't move!

    The sunlight is strong.

    Start of turn 6
    Gorebyss used Baton Pass!
    Citrus Surprise called Gorebyss back!
    Citrus Surprise sent out Tropius!

    The foe's Jirachi is paralyzed! It can't move!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Bender: not fair
    Citrus Surprise: eh, happened to me with a paralyze from thunder.

    Start of turn 7
    Tropius used Leech Seed!
    The foe's Jirachi was seeded!

    The foe's Jirachi used Thunder!
    The attack of the foe's Jirachi missed!

    The sunlight is strong.
    The foe's Jirachi's health is sapped by leech seed.
    Citrus Surprise: Which hit during sunlight.
    Citrus Surprise: So our luck is pretty similar.

    Start of turn 8
    Bender called Jirachi back!
    Bender sent out Salamence!

    The foe's Salamence intimidates Tropius!
    Tropius's Attack fell!
    Tropius used Substitute!
    Tropius made a substitute!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    Bender: yea

    Start of turn 9
    Tropius used Leech Seed!
    The foe's Salamence was seeded!

    The foe's Salamence used Dragon Claw!
    Tropius's substitute faded!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Salamence's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 10
    Tropius used Protect!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The foe's Salamence used Flamethrower!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Salamence's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 11
    Tropius used Substitute!
    Tropius made a substitute!

    The foe's Salamence used Flamethrower!
    It's super effective!
    Tropius's substitute faded!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Salamence's health is sapped by leech seed.
    Bender: omg

    Start of turn 12
    Tropius used Protect!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The foe's Salamence used Flamethrower!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Salamence's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 13
    Tropius used Substitute!
    Tropius made a substitute!

    The foe's Salamence used Flamethrower!
    It's super effective!
    Tropius's substitute faded!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Salamence's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 14
    Tropius used Protect!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The foe's Salamence used Flamethrower!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Salamence's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 15
    Tropius used Substitute!
    Tropius made a substitute!

    The foe's Salamence used Flamethrower!
    It's super effective!
    Tropius's substitute faded!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Salamence's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 16
    Bender called Salamence back!
    Bender sent out Jirachi!

    Tropius used Protect!
    But it failed!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.

    Start of turn 17
    Tropius used Leech Seed!
    The foe's Jirachi was seeded!

    The foe's Jirachi used Thunder!
    A critical hit!
    Tropius lost 174 HP! (51% of its health)

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Jirachi's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 18
    Tropius used Protect!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The foe's Jirachi used Drain Punch!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Jirachi's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 19
    Tropius used Substitute!
    Tropius made a substitute!

    The foe's Jirachi is paralyzed! It can't move!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Jirachi's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 20
    Tropius used Protect!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The foe's Jirachi used Drain Punch!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Jirachi's health is sapped by leech seed.
    Bender: thats annoying

    Start of turn 21
    Tropius used Substitute!
    Tropius already has a substitute.

    The foe's Jirachi is paralyzed! It can't move!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    The foe's Jirachi's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 22
    Tropius used Protect!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The foe's Jirachi is paralyzed! It can't move!

    The sunlight is strong.
    The foe's Jirachi's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 23
    Tropius used Substitute!
    Tropius already has a substitute.

    The foe's Jirachi used Shadow Ball!
    Tropius's substitute took the damage!

    The sunlight is strong.
    The foe's Jirachi's health is sapped by leech seed.

    Start of turn 24
    Tropius used Protect!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The foe's Jirachi used Drain Punch!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The sunlight is strong.
    The foe's Jirachi's health is sapped by leech seed.
    The foe's Jirachi fainted!
    Bender sent out Dialga!

    The foe's Dialga is exerting its Pressure!

    Start of turn 25
    Tropius used Protect!
    But it failed!

    The foe's Dialga used Roar of Time!
    Tropius's substitute faded!

    The sunlight is strong.

    Start of turn 26
    Tropius used Substitute!
    Tropius made a substitute!

    The foe's Dialga must recharge!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.

    Start of turn 27
    Tropius used Protect!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The foe's Dialga used Draco Meteor!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.

    Start of turn 28
    Tropius used Substitute!
    Tropius already has a substitute.

    The foe's Dialga used Fire Blast!
    It's super effective!
    Tropius's substitute faded!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.

    Start of turn 29
    Tropius used Protect!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The foe's Dialga used Draco Meteor!
    Tropius protected itself!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.

    Start of turn 30
    Tropius used Substitute!
    Tropius made a substitute!

    The foe's Dialga used Iron Head!
    Tropius's substitute faded!

    The sunlight is strong.
    Aqua ring restored Tropius's HP.
    Bender forfeited against Citrus Surprise!

    The window was disabled due to one of the players closing the battle window.

    Not the most exciting battle, but I had a good laugh.
  6. kniteowl

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    I was thinking maybe a dragon dance set with Harvest Lum Berry but It sadly just isn't strong or fast enough for that role. Although Harvest+Lum+ rest is a nice combo. Doesn't have good coverage either with Leaf blade, Seed bomb, Earthquake, Return, Aerial Ace and Outrage. Outrage works because it gets infinite lum berries with Harvest getting cured from confusion.

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