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Volbeat (Weather Supporter)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Omicron, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Omicron

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    So Volbeat has Prankster so priority Sunny Day / Rain Dance let's get itttt

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    [SET]
    name: Weather Supporter
    move 1: Sunny Day / Rain Dance
    move 2: Encore / Thunder Wave
    move 3: Tail Glow / Substitute
    move 4: Baton Pass
    item: Heat Rock / Damp Rock
    ability: Prankster
    nature: Bold
    evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With Prankster, Volbeat is almost guaranteed to set up weather for your team, with the exception of faster Prankster Pokemon, such as Murkrow. Either Sunny Day, or Rain Dance is used, depending on your team. Encore forces switches and helps a teammate set up, while Thunder Wave cripples any faster sweepers, such as a Choice Scarf user, and can be used as a last ditch attempt to cripple something before Volbeat dies. Tail Glow is purely used for Baton Passing, as Volbeat cannot effectively use the boosts itself, with its low Special Attack and only decent Speed. Baton Pass helps Volbeat get out of sticky situations, as well as passing either Substitutes or Tail Glow.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Volbeat should either carry a Heat Rock, or a Damp Rock, depending on what type of weather it is trying to set up. Prankster is crucial to this set's success, so running any other ability is not recommended. A Bold nature, maximum investment in Defense, as well as the maximum investment in HP, so that Volbeat can switch into Stealth Rock four times, allows Volbeat to take physical hits much better. Speed investment is unnecessary, as Prankster grants priority to all of the moves on this set. Volbeat is all about being a team supporter, and thus, teammates that can abuse rain, such as Gorebyss, Huntail, Floatzel, and Jynx, or ones that can abuse sun, such as Exeggutor, Victreebel, Leafeon, and Shiftry, are all great options to abuse the weather provided by Volbeat. Since Volbeat is weak to Stealth Rock, and vulnerable to Spikes and Toxic Spikes, a Rapid Spinner, such as Torkoal or Cryogonal, is appreciated to help extend Volbeat's life span.</p>
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    Why wasn't this added in the original write-up?

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    edit: prolly because weather wasn't common at all
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    [SET]
    name: Weather Supporter
    move 1: Sunny Day / Rain Dance
    move 2: Encore / Thunder Wave
    move 3: Tail Glow / Substitute
    move 4: Baton Pass
    item: Heat Rock / Damp Rock
    ability: Prankster
    nature: Bold
    evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With Prankster, Volbeat is almost guaranteed to set up weather for your team with the exception of faster Prankster Pokemon such as Murkrow. Either Sunny Day or Rain Dance is used depending on your team. Encore can force switches and help a teammate set up, while Thunder Wave cripples any faster sweeper such as a Choice Scarf user, and can be used as a last ditch attempt to cripple something before Volbeat dies. Tail Glow is purely for Baton Passing, as Volbeat cannot effectively use the boosts itself with its low Special Attack and only decent Speed when uninvested. (With 47 Base Special Attack, why would you ever use an attacking Volbeat? Also, maybe you should talk about Substitute a little?) Baton Pass helps Volbeat get out of sticky situations, and as well as passing either Substitutes or Tail Glow.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Volbeat should either carry a Heat Rock or a Damp Rock depending on what type of weather it is running trying to set up. Prankster is crucial to this set's success, so running any other ability is just plain stupid not recommended. (Just feels as if this is nicer to newer player :D) A Bold nature along with maximum investment in Defense, as well as the maximum investment in HP such so that Volbeat can switch into Stealth Rock four times, allows Volbeat to take physical hits much better. Speed investment is unnecessary as Prankster grants priority to all of the moves on this set. Volbeat is all about being a team supporter, and thus teammates that can abuse rain such as Gorebyss, Huntail, Floatzel, and Jynx, or sun such as Exeggutor, Victreebel, Leafeon, and Shiftry, are all great options to abuse the weather provided by Volbeat. Because Since Volbeat is weak to Stealth Rock and vulnerable to Spikes and Toxic Spikes, a Rapid Spinner such as Torkoal or Cryogonal is appreciated to help extend Volbeat's life span.</p>
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    With those small changes, stamping TrollFreak's check
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    [SET]
    name: Weather Supporter
    move 1: Sunny Day / Rain Dance
    move 2: Encore / Thunder Wave
    move 3: Tail Glow / Substitute
    move 4: Baton Pass
    item: Heat Rock / Damp Rock
    ability: Prankster
    nature: Bold
    evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With Prankster, Volbeat is almost guaranteed to set up weather for your team, with the exception of faster Prankster Pokemon, such as Murkrow. Either Sunny Day, or Rain Dance is used, depending on your team. Encore forces switches and helps a teammate set up, while Thunder Wave cripples any faster sweepers, such as a Choice Scarf user, and can be used as a last ditch attempt to cripple something before Volbeat dies. Tail Glow is purely used for Baton Passing, as Volbeat cannot effectively use the boosts itself, with its low Special Attack and only decent Speed. Baton Pass helps Volbeat get out of sticky situations, as well as passing either Substitutes or Tail Glow.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Volbeat should either carry a Heat Rock, or a Damp Rock, depending on what type of weather it is trying to set up. Prankster is crucial to this set's success, so running any other ability is not recommended. A Bold nature, maximum investment in Defense, as well as the maximum investment in HP, so that Volbeat can switch into Stealth Rock four times, allows Volbeat to take physical hits much better. Speed investment is unnecessary, as Prankster grants priority to all of the moves on this set. Volbeat is all about being a team supporter, and thus, teammates that can abuse rain, such as Gorebyss, Huntail, Floatzel, and Jynx, or ones that can abuse sun, such as Exeggutor, Victreebel, Leafeon, and Shiftry, are all great options to abuse the weather provided by Volbeat. Since Volbeat is weak to Stealth Rock, and vulnerable to Spikes and Toxic Spikes, a Rapid Spinner, such as Torkoal or Cryogonal is appreciated to help extend Volbeat's life span.</p>


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