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Trevenant needs Help

Discussion in 'Past Format Discussion' started by TheGentlemanProfessor, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. TheGentlemanProfessor


    Nov 7, 2013
    I'm new to VGC and I'm trying to build a team around Trevenant, any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Manectric @ Manectite
    Ability: Lightningrod
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Thunderbolt
    - Flamethrower
    - Protect
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Staraptor @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature
    - U-turn
    - Brave Bird
    - Close Combat
    - Return

    Azumarill @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Huge Power
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
    Adamant Nature
    - Waterfall
    - Aqua Jet
    - Play Rough
    - Superpower

    Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
    Ability: Harvest
    EVs: 252 hp / 120 def / 132 spd
    Impish Nature
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Leech Seed
    - Protect
    - Horn Leech

    Garchomp @ Rocky Helmet
    Ability: Rough Skin
    EVs: 124 HP / 44 Atk / 4 Def / 84 SDef / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature
    - Dragon Claw
    - Rock Slide
    - Earthquake
    - Protect

    Rotom-Heat @ Safety Goggles
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 252 HP / 156 SAtk / 100 SDef
    Modest Nature
    - Overheat
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Thunderbolt
    - Protect
  2. Arcticblast

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    Nov 29, 2008
    The only reason to use Trevenant over super size Gourgeist honestly is for its ability to OHKO Rotom-W with Wood Hammer. If you aren't using Wood Hammer with some Attack investment, stick with Gourgeist.
  3. TheGentlemanProfessor


    Nov 7, 2013
    I don't like gorgeist, which is exactly why I am not using him.
  4. Professor Birch

    Professor Birch

    Apr 16, 2012
    Doesnt make sense though. The role that you are trying to fill with Trevanant is one Gourgeist does better. The only reason is Wood Hammer and otherwise, use Gourgeist.
  5. Mr.E

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    Dec 29, 2004
    Trevenant has more special bulk than Gourgeist and Harvest is pretty good in its own right, especially in a sun team (which this isn't). It's a better alternative to Gourgeist than merely killing Rotom-W harder, which both do adequately anyway. (Who cares if you can't OHKO Rotom-W when it can't touch you anyway?) But yes, bulky WoW/Leech Seed is probably better done by Gourgeist.

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