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Wormadam (GP 2/2)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Lolk, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Lolk

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    [Overview]

    <p>Wormadam is just another outclassed Pokemon in NU. Despite its decent bulk, Wormadam suffers from a Stealth Rock weakness, exploitable defensive typing, limited offensive movepool, and subpar Speed. In addition, Wormadam's drawbacks make it setup bait for many sweepers, further limiting its potential in battle. Wormadam's situational defensive typing does allow it to check threats such as Ludicolo, special Samurott, and Gardevoir, but Roselia and specially defensive Ludicolo do the same and offer their team more utility. However, Wormadam's okay mixed bulk and Bug typing gives it a slight niche, as it can also check certain physically inclined threats such as Golurk.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Wall
    move 1: Toxic
    move 2: Protect / Synthesis
    move 3: Giga Drain
    move 4: Signal Beam
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Anticipation
    nature: Calm
    evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Wormadam functions well on balanced teams, serving as a Water- and Grass-type check. Due to its low offensive stats, Toxic is Wormadam's most reliable source of damage. Protect can be used to rack up Leftovers recovery, stall for Toxic damage, and scout for super effective moves, or Synthesis can be used for more reliable recovery. Giga Drain hits the Water- and Ground-type Pokemon Wormadam walls super effectively while granting it some nifty recovery. Wormadam's niche over other specially defensive Grass-types is its STAB Signal Beam, which allows it to hit many more Pokemon, especially Grass- and Psychic-types, super effectively.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A physically defensive spread is viable to better check Sawk and Golurk, but Wormadam's Rock- and Flying-type weaknesses leave it easily exploitable by many physical attackers. Hidden Power Rock is an option to hit the Fire- and Flying-types that can wall this set; Hidden Power Ground can hit the Steel- and Poison-types that do the same. Wormadam really appreciates Toxic Spikes support to speed up its walling process; Garbodor is the best option as it synergizes well with Wormadam, unlike Roselia. Rock-types such as Golurk and Regirock make great partners as they resist both of Wormadam's 4x weaknesses, Fire and Flying, and Wormadam can take most Fighting-, Ground-, Grass-, and Water-type attacks aimed at them. Steel-types such as Probopass also make good partners because they cover Wormadam's Ice-, Flying-, Bug-, and Poison-type weaknesses. Lastly, Choice Band Sawk, Taunt Misdreavus, and offensive Seismitoad can keep Stealth Rock off the field, drastically increasing Wormadam's longevity.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>RestTalk is an option for Wormadam to deal with status, which greatly hinders its longevity in battle. Wormadam can also go offensive with Growth, Leaf Storm, Signal Beam, Psychic, and/or Shadow Ball, but it is outclassed by sweepers with better offensive stats and Speed. Psych Up is an option so Wormadam can check threats such as Calm Mind Musharna, but it is too situational to be effective. Wormadam has access to Swagger, but it is too luck-reliant to count on. Lastly, Wormadam can set up weather, but Pokemon with better abilities and typings are more suited for the job.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Wormadam is very easy to handle in battle. First off, any Fire- or Flying-type can switch in on Wormadam's STAB attacks and KO with its own. Most Ice-, Bug-, Rock-, and Poison-type attacks will do satisfactory damage to Wormadam as well. Steel- and Poison-types are immune to Toxic and can sponge all of Wormadam's attacks. Even Choice Band Sawk's Close Combat 2HKOes Wormadam, showing how vulnerable its Defense stat is. Stealth Rock is a good check to Wormadam, as it limits the amount of times Wormadam can switch in. Status also hinders it, so any Pokemon with Toxic is a check. Lastly, clerics such as Lickilicky and Audino eliminate the poison Wormadam spreads.</p>

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    [Overview]
    • Another outclassed Pokemon roaming the depths of NU.
    • Stealth Rock weakness limits the amount of times Wormadam can switch in.
    • A weak offensive movepool and slow Speed stat allows many Pokemon to set up on Wormadam.
    • A situational defensive typing with a good Special Defense allows Wormadam to check Pokemon such as Ludicolo, special Samurott, and Gardevoir, but usually you are better off using Roselia or SpDef Ludicolo for that job.
    • Its typing also leaves it vulnerable to every Fire- and Flying-type move, which drastically hinders Wormadam's performance.
    • Wormadam's best niche is it's Bug-typing and decent mixed bulk which allows Wormadam to check Pokemon such as Golurk in addition to the other listed Pokemon.
    [SET]
    name: Wall
    move 1: Toxic
    move 2: Protect / Synthesis
    move 3: Giga Drain
    move 4: Signal Beam
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Anticipation
    nature: Calm
    evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • Functions well in balanced teams, primarily walling specially attacking Water-, Grass-, and most Psychic-types.
    • Due to its weak offensive attacks, Toxic is Wormadam's most reliable method to deal damage.
    • Protect scouts for moves, racks up Toxic damage, and grants Wormadam extra Leftovers recovery.
    • Synthesis is a more reliable alternative if focused on longevity.
    • Giga Drain helps Wormadam eliminate Water-types faster, and grants Wormadam recovery.
    • Signal Beam helps Wormadam counter Grass- and Psychic-types faster.
    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • Hidden Power Rock can be used to hit the Fire- and Flying-type Pokemon switching in to wall the set. Hidden Power Ground can be used to hit the Steel- and Poison-types that do the same.
    • Appreciates Toxic Spikes support from Garbodor, Scolipede, or Roselia. Garbodor is the best partner of the three since it doesn't compound weaknesses with Wormadam, unlike Scolipede and Roselia; it actually synergizes quite well.
    • Rock-types make great partners because they resist both of Wormadam's 4x weaknesses, Fire and Flying. Regirock is a good example because it can set up Stealth Rock for the team while Wormadam checks its Ground-, Grass-, and Water-type weaknesses.
    • Choice Band Sawk, Taunt Misdreavus, and offensive Seismitoad are good partners to keep Stealth Rock off the field.
    • Steel-type partners, such as Probopass, cover Wormadam's Flying-, Ice-, Bug-, and Poison-type weaknesses while Wormadam checks their Ground-type weaknesses.
    [Other Options]
    • RestTalk is an option to keep status effects in check.
    • Wormadam can attempt to go offensive with Growth, Leaf Storm, Psychic, and/or Shadow Ball, but it is outclassed by sweepers with better offensive stats and Speed.
    • Psych Up is an option to check setup sweepers, such as Musharna, but it is too situational and Wormadam's other moves are much more important.
    • Swagger is an option but it is too luck-based to make of good use.
    • It can set up weather, but Pokemon with better typings and abilities are more suited for the job.
    [Checks and Counters]
    • Any Flying- and Fire-type that outspeeds Wormadam can switch in on anything but Toxic and KO Wormadam with no harm done.
    • Ice-, Bug-, and Poison-type STAB will also quickly break through Wormadam.
    • Despite resisting, Choice Band Sawk can 2HKO with Close Combat.
    • Steel- and Poison-types are immune to Toxic and take little no damage from Wormadam's STABs.
    • Taunt users such as Mandibuzz and Misdreavus prevent Wormadam from using Toxic and take little from its attacks.
    • Clerics eliminate the poison Wormadam spreads.
    • Stealth Rock limits the amount of times Wormadam can switch in throughout the match.
    • Status cripples Wormadam, so any Pokemon with Toxic can easily put Wormadam on a fatal timer.
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  2. FLCL

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    id use signal beam over giga drain since it gives this thing a bit of a niche over other grass types i guess?? maybe slash giga drain with protect instead
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    Idk Wormadam really needs the recovery, and not being able to reliably check Golurk / Sawk (if Wormy uses signal beam and protect) kinda spoils its niche as a mixed bulky wall. Plus i see Wormadam switching in more often on Water-types but maybe that's just me. I want more opinions before I make that change. Thanks tho.
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    Why not slash Synthesis with Protect then? The two acts as a way to recover health (the former heals more, the later let you scout and more leftovers recovery) and it would let Wormadam run its two STABs.

    EDIT: Synthesis, in a way, can also be used to scout moves, but it will be way more risky since it let Wormadam open to get hit too hard by certain moves, which Protect could have prevented.
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    :o i like it.
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    Choice Band Sawk can 2HKO Wormadam with Close Combat, and Gurdurr/Primeape usually carry either Ice Punch and Stone Edge so I wouldn't say it can take on Fighting-types either.
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    why wormy why ;_;

    fixed.
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    qc 1/3
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    thanks guys! This is written.
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    In SC, make sure to mention what Signal Beam hits (i.e. Psychics and Ludicolo).

    Also add a physically defensive spread in AC which allows it to check CB Sawk and Golurk easier.

    QC 3/3 Lolkomori
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    thanks db. this is ready for gp checking.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Wormadam is just another outclassed Pokemon in NU. Despite its decent bulk, Wormadam suffers from a Stealth Rock weakness, defensive typing easy to exploit exploitable defensive typing, weak limited (It's not really weak, I mean it has Leaf Storm...)offensive movepool, and subpar lack of Speed. This also means In addition, Wormadam's drawbacks make it will be set up on by setup bait to many sweepers, further limiting its potential in battle. Wormadam's situational defensive typing does allow it to check threats such as Ludicolo, special Samurott, and Gardevoir, but Roselia or specially defensive Ludicolo do the same and offer their team more utility. However, Wormadam's okay mixed bulk and Bug typing gives it a slight niche, as it can check physically-inclined threats,(RC) such as Golurk,(RC) on the physical spectrum.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Wall
    move 1: Toxic
    move 2: Protect / Synthesis
    move 3: Giga Drain
    move 4: Signal Beam
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Anticipation
    nature: Calm
    evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Wormadam functions well on balanced teams,(AC) serving as a Water- and Grass-type check. Due to its low offensive stats, Toxic is Wormadam's most reliable source of damage. Protect can be used to rack up Leftovers recovery, stall Toxic damage, and scout for super effective moves, or Synthesis can be used for the most reliable recovery. Giga Drain hits the Water- and Ground-type Pokemon Wormadam walls super effectively while granting it some nifty recovery. Wormadam's niche over other specially defensive Grass-types is its STAB Signal Beam, which allows Wormadam to hit many more Pokemon, especially Grass-(add dash thing) and Psychic-types, super effectively.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A physically defensive set is optional,(RC) to better check Sawk and Golurk, but Wormadam's Rock- and Flying-type weaknesses leave it easily exploitable. Hidden Power Rock is an option to hit the Fire- and Flying-types that can wall this set; Hidden Power Ground can hit the Steel- and Poison-types that do the same. Wormadam really appreciates Toxic Spikes support to speed up its walling process; Garbodor is the best option,(RC) since it synergizes well with Wormadam, unlike Scolipede and Roselia. Rock-types,(RC) such as Golurk and Regirock, make great partners since they resist both of Wormadam's 4x weaknesses, Fire and Flying, while Wormadam can take most Fighting-, Ground-, Grass-, and Water-type attacks aimed at them. Steel-types,(RC) such as Probopass,(RC) also make good partners since they cover Wormadam's Ice-, Flying-, Bug-, and Poison-type weaknesses. Lastly, Choice Band Sawk, Taunt Misdreavus, and offensive Seismitoad are good partners because they can keep Stealth Rock off the field, drastically increasing Wormadam's longevity.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>RestTalk is an option for Wormadam to keep status at check, which greatly cripples it. Wormadam can also go offensive with Growth, Leaf Storm, Signal Beam, Psychic, and/or Shadow Ball, but it is outclassed by sweepers with better offensive stats and Speed. Psych Up is an option so Wormadam can check threats such as Calm Mind Musharna, but it is too situational to be effective. Wormadam has access to Swagger, but it is too luck reliant to count on. Lastly, Wormadam can set up weather, but Pokemon with better abilities and typings are more suited for the job.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Wormadam is very easy to handle in battle. First off, any Fire- or Flying-type can switch in on Wormadam's STAB attack and KO with their STAB attack. Most Ice-, Bug-, Rock-, and Poison-type (add dash thing) attacks will do satisfactory damage to Wormadam as well. Steel- and Poison-types are immune to Toxic and can sponge all of Wormadam's attacks. Even Choice Band Sawk's Close Combat 2HKOes Wormadam, showing how vulnerable its Defense stat is. Stealth Rock is a good check to Wormadam, as it limits the amount of times Wormadam can switch in. Status also cripples it, so any Pokemon with Toxic is a check. Lastly, clerics such as Lickilicky and Audino eliminate the poison Wormadam spreads.</p>
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    thanks ice cream
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    [Overview]

    <p>Wormadam is just another outclassed Pokemon in NU. Despite its decent bulk, Wormadam suffers from a Stealth Rock weakness, exploitable defensive typing, limited offensive movepool, and subpar Speed. In addition, Wormadam's drawbacks make it setup bait to for many sweepers, further limiting its potential in battle. Wormadam's situational defensive typing does allow it to check threats such as Ludicolo, special Samurott, and Gardevoir, but Roselia or specially defensive Ludicolo do the same and offer their team more utility. However, Wormadam's okay mixed bulk and Bug typing gives it a slight niche, as it can check physically inclined threats such as Golurk.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Wall
    move 1: Toxic
    move 2: Protect / Synthesis
    move 3: Giga Drain
    move 4: Signal Beam
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Anticipation
    nature: Calm
    evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Wormadam functions well on balanced teams, serving as a Water- and Grass-type check. Due to its low offensive stats, Toxic is Wormadam's most reliable source of damage. Protect can be used to rack up Leftovers recovery, stall Toxic damage, and scout for super effective moves, or Synthesis can be used for the most more reliable recovery. Giga Drain hits the Water- and Ground-type Pokemon Wormadam walls super effectively while granting it some nifty recovery. Wormadam's niche over other specially defensive Grass-types is its STAB Signal Beam, which allows Wormadam to hit many more Pokemon, especially Grass- and Psychic-types, super effectively.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A physically defensive set is optional to better check Sawk and Golurk, but Wormadam's Rock- and Flying-type weaknesses leave it easily exploitable. Hidden Power Rock is an option to hit the Fire- and Flying-types that can wall this set; Hidden Power Ground can hit the Steel- and Poison-types that do the same. Wormadam really appreciates Toxic Spikes support to speed up its walling process; Garbodor is the best option since as it synergizes well with Wormadam, unlike Scolipede and Roselia. Rock-types such as Golurk and Regirock make great partners since as they resist both of Wormadam's 4x weaknesses, Fire and Flying, while Wormadam can take most Fighting-, Ground-, Grass-, and Water-type attacks aimed at them. Steel-types such as Probopass also make good partners since because they cover Wormadam's Ice-, Flying-, Bug-, and Poison-type weaknesses. Lastly, Choice Band Sawk, Taunt Misdreavus, and offensive Seismitoad are good partners because they can keep Stealth Rock off the field, drastically increasing Wormadam's longevity.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>RestTalk is an option for Wormadam to keep status at check, which greatly cripples hinders it. Wormadam can also go offensive with Growth, Leaf Storm, Signal Beam, Psychic, and/or Shadow Ball, but it is outclassed by sweepers with better offensive stats and Speed. Psych Up is an option so Wormadam can check threats such as Calm Mind Musharna, but it is too situational to be effective. Wormadam has access to Swagger, but it is too luck-reliant to count on. Lastly, Wormadam can set up weather, but Pokemon with better abilities and typings are more suited for the job.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Wormadam is very easy to handle in battle. First off, any Fire- or Flying-type can switch in on Wormadam's STAB attack and KO with their STAB attack. Most Ice-, Bug-, Rock-, and Poison-type attacks will do satisfactory damage to Wormadam as well. Steel- and Poison-types are immune to Toxic and can sponge all of Wormadam's attacks. Even Choice Band Sawk's Close Combat 2HKOes Wormadam, showing how vulnerable its Defense stat is. Stealth Rock is a good check to Wormadam, as it limits the amount of times Wormadam can switch in. Status also cripples hinders it, so any Pokemon with Toxic is a check. Lastly, clerics such as Lickilicky and Audino eliminate the poison Wormadam spreads.</p>

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    <p>Wormadam is just another outclassed Pokemon in NU. Despite its decent bulk, Wormadam suffers from a Stealth Rock weakness, exploitable defensive typing, limited offensive movepool, and subpar Speed. In addition, Wormadam's drawbacks make it setup bait for many sweepers, further limiting its potential in battle. Wormadam's situational defensive typing does allow it to check threats such as Ludicolo, special Samurott, and Gardevoir, but Roselia or and specially defensive Ludicolo do the same and offer their team more utility. However, Wormadam's okay mixed bulk and Bug typing gives it a slight niche, as it can also check certain physically inclined threats such as Golurk.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Wall
    move 1: Toxic
    move 2: Protect / Synthesis
    move 3: Giga Drain
    move 4: Signal Beam
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Anticipation
    nature: Calm
    evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Wormadam functions well on balanced teams, serving as a Water- and Grass-type check. Due to its low offensive stats, Toxic is Wormadam's most reliable source of damage. Protect can be used to rack up Leftovers recovery, stall for Toxic damage, and scout for super effective moves, or Synthesis can be used for more reliable recovery. Giga Drain hits the Water- and Ground-type Pokemon Wormadam walls super effectively while granting it some nifty recovery. Wormadam's niche over other specially defensive Grass-types is its STAB Signal Beam, which allows Wormadam it to hit many more Pokemon, especially Grass- and Psychic-types, super effectively.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A physically defensive set spread is optional viable to better check Sawk and Golurk, but Wormadam's Rock- and Flying-type weaknesses leave it easily exploitable by many physical attackers. Hidden Power Rock is an option to hit the Fire- and Flying-types that can wall this set; Hidden Power Ground can hit the Steel- and Poison-types that do the same. Wormadam really appreciates Toxic Spikes support to speed up its walling process; Garbodor is the best option as it synergizes well with Wormadam, unlike Scolipede and Roselia. Rock-types such as Golurk and Regirock make great partners as they resist both of Wormadam's 4x weaknesses, Fire and Flying, while and Wormadam can take most Fighting-, Ground-, Grass-, and Water-type attacks aimed at them. Steel-types such as Probopass also make good partners because they cover Wormadam's Ice-, Flying-, Bug-, and Poison-type weaknesses. Lastly, Choice Band Sawk, Taunt Misdreavus, and offensive Seismitoad can keep Stealth Rock off the field, drastically increasing Wormadam's longevity.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>RestTalk is an option for Wormadam to keep status at check deal with status, which greatly hinders it (say why this is not optimal if there is a reason). Wormadam can also go offensive with Growth, Leaf Storm, Signal Beam, Psychic, and/or Shadow Ball, but it is outclassed by sweepers with better offensive stats and Speed. Psych Up is an option so Wormadam can check threats such as Calm Mind Musharna, but it is too situational to be effective. Wormadam has access to Swagger, but it is too luck-reliant to count on. Lastly, Wormadam can set up weather, but Pokemon with better abilities and typings are more suited for the job.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Wormadam is very easy to handle in battle. First off, any Fire- or Flying-type can switch in on Wormadam's STAB attack attacks and KO with their STAB attack its own. Most Ice-, Bug-, Rock-, and Poison-type attacks will do satisfactory damage to Wormadam as well. Steel- and Poison-types are immune to Toxic and can sponge all of Wormadam's attacks. Even Choice Band Sawk's Close Combat 2HKOes Wormadam, showing how vulnerable its Defense stat is. Stealth Rock is a good check to Wormadam, as it limits the amount of times Wormadam can switch in. Status also hinders it, so any Pokemon with Toxic is a check. Lastly, clerics such as Lickilicky and Audino eliminate the poison Wormadam spreads.</p>


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    Thank you melvni !

    This is done.
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