Urugamosu Urugamosu is one of the new Pokemon in the 5th generation, and is found in a unique cave with just it lurking there. This thread is dedicated to the discussion of the Pokemon competitively, not whether it will or will not be banned. Keep that in mind. Code: [B]#637 Urugamosu[/B] Typing: Bug / Fire Ability 1: Flame Body 30% chance to burn Pokemon using contact moves on this Pokemon. Ability 2: (Dream World) Swarm Boosts power of Bug-type moves 50% when at 1/3 HP or less. HP: 85 Atk: 60 Def: 60 SpA: 135 SpD: 105 Spe: 100 [B]Pre-Evo Moves:[/B] Lv20: Take Down Lv30: Nitro Charge Lv40: Bug Bite Lv50: Double-Edge Lv60: Flame Wheel Lv80: Amnesia Lv90: Thrash Lv100: Flare Blitz Nitro Charge: Fire Physical PP: 20 / Power: 50 / Accuracy: 100 May raise the user's Speed. [B]Level-Up Moves:[/B] Lv1: Ember Lv1: String Shot Lv1: Leech Life Lv1: Gust Lv10: Leech Life Lv20: Gust Lv30: Fire Spin Lv40: Whirlwind Lv50: Silver Wind Lv59: Butterfly Dance Lv60: Heat Wave Lv70: Bug Buzz Lv80: Rage Power Lv90: Wind Storm Lv100: Fire Dance Butterfly Dance: Bug Other PP: 20 / Power: --- / Accuracy: --- Raises Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by 1 stage. Rage Power: Bug Other PP: 20 / Power: --- / Accuracy: --- Whenever an opposing Pokémon uses an attack with a target of "single non-user" or "single opposing Pokémon" this round and there is a Pokemon at the position of this attack's user, it is directed to the Pokemon at the position of this attack's user instead of to any other non-user of that attack. Remains effective even if user is replaced. Priority level 3. Wind Storm: Flying Special PP: 10 / Power: 120 / Accuracy: 70 Increases accuracy during weather. (30%) Fire Dance: Fire Special PP: 10 / Power: 80 / Accuracy: 100 May increase user's Special Attack by 1 stage. [B]TM Moves:[/B] TM04 - Calm Mind TM06 - Toxic TM10 - Hidden Power TM11 - Sunny Day TM15 - Hyper Beam TM16 - Light Screen TM17 - Protect TM20 - Safeguard TM21 - Frustration TM22 - Solar Beam TM27 - Return TM29 - Psychic TM32 - Double Team TM35 - Flamethower TM38 - Fire Blast TM40 - Aerial Ace TM42 - Facade TM43 - Nitro Charge TM44 - Rest TM48 - Troll TM50 - Overheat TM59 - Complete Burn TM61 - Will-O-Wisp TM62 - Acrobat TM68 - Giga Impact TM76 - Bug Resistance TM84 - Poison Jab TM87 - Swagger TM89 - U-Turn TM90 - Substitute TM93 - Wild Bolt HM02 - Fly Troll: Normal Special PP: 15 / Power: 60 / Accuracy: 100 Raises Base Power the more Pokemon you have with the attack. Complete Burn: Fire Special PP: 15 / Power: 30 / Accuracy: 100 Removes the target's Berry. Acrobat: Flying Physical PP: 15 / Power: 55 / Accuracy: 100 Allows the user to hit the opposite opponent in a Triple Battle. Bug Resistance: Bug Special PP: 20 / Power: 30 / Accuracy: 100 May decrease opponent's Special Attack by 1 stage. Wild Bolt: Electric Physical PP: 15 / Power: 90 / Accuracy: 100 Returns to user 1/4 of HP lost by opponent due to this attack. [B]Egg Moves:[/B] String Shot Harden Foresight Endure Zen Headbutt Morning Sun Magnet Rise This Pokemon is a bundle of surprises, and if you didn't think the same when you read the above, let me show you what I mean. Access to Butterfly Dance This might be the greatest boosting move that exists in the game. With extraordinarily few Pokemon getting it and most of them sucking, that Urugamosu gets it is a godsend. It gives Urugamosu +1 SpA / +1 SpD / +1 Spe and almost single-handedly enables his sweep off the bat. Couple that boosting move with base 135 Special Attack and base 100 Speed and you've got a ferocious sweeper on your hands. Don't give it the chance to get +2 or you're pretty much screwed. Amazing stat distribution and typing for a speedy special sweeper I mentioned it above and I'll say it again here: Urugamosu has an ideal distribution of stats for what it is attempting. 85/60/105 are legitimate defenses for a sweeper like this, all coupled with a resistance to both Bullet Punch and Mach Punch make for a great build. Add to this the fact that even bulky Water-type Pokemon won't want to switch in because Urugamosu is boosting its great Special Defense and can puncture them with its immensely powerful attacks and avoid being KOed in return and you'll see just how deadly Urugamosu is. Perhaps the best sun sweeper that exists It may not have Chlorophyll, but this thing uses the sun like a fiend with Wind Storm, STAB Fire Blast, Solar Beam, and Butterfly Dance to boost its already impressive stats. If you are running a sun team, use this Pokemon. Trust me. 4x Stealth Rock weakness It's not all sunshine for Urugamosu, though. That typing is perhaps its single greatest fault. Being 4x weak to Stealth Rock forces you to run Rapid Spin support or sacrifice Urugamosu's respectable bulk when attempting your sweep. I suspect that a dominant set will look like this: Urugamosu @ Life Orb Ability: Flame Body / Swarm EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk) ~ Butterfly Dance ~ Fire Blast / Fire Dance ~ Bug Buzz ~ Hidden Power Ground This is your typical powerhouse set. Fire/Bug coverage is respectable, but is totally walled by Heatran and other Fire-type Pokemon. For this reason, you're definitely going to want Hidden Power Ground in the last slot. Butterfly Dance makes this all possible and sets Urugamosu up or an immense sweep. After one use, Urugamosu hits 553 Special Attack, which makes those STAB Fire Blasts absurdly strong. If you're worried about accuracy, you can run Fire Dance, which has more PP than Fire Blast and a handy chance to boost Urugamosu's Special Attack even further when used. (Which is definitely appreciated) Ninetales is a phenomenal partner to this set, because a double-STAB Fire Blast is going to murder everything. Even better, though, is that the sun removes Urugamosu's Water-type weakness and Butterfly Dance boosts resistance to special attacks. What's even better than that, though, is that as a Fire-type Pokemon, Urugamosu doesn't have to worry about stray burns from Boiling Water! (Not that it really cared, but damage per turn is damage per turn) What do you guys think? What sets do you think look promising besides the one I've listed? Who will you guys partner him with? Who do you think will give him trouble?