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Zweilous (GP 2/2)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Molk, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Molk

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    [Overview]
    <p>In a deep dark alley, there is a monster lurking, waiting to be tamed by any dragon master that dares enter its home. This monster is Zweilous. With its ability, Hustle, Zweilous packs the most fearsome Outrage of all Dragon-types, which is powered by the equivalent of base 152 Attack. This, along with Eviolite to boost its defenses, and its Dark / Dragon typing, Zweilous is a force to be reckoned with in the NU tier. There are a few things holding Zweilous back though; it has a very poor base 58 Speed, which means that several opponents will outpace and slay this beast regardless of how powerful it is. Another drawback is that it only unleashes its mighty power when it aims straight; Hustle gives Zweilous a solid power boost at the cost of its accuracy. Unfortunately, Zweilous's movepool is barren, and outside of Outrage, Crunch, and the elemental fangs, it doesn't have much else. If you are a true Dragon master, you may be able to tame the beast, and it will unleash its frightening power on all who tremble before it</p>

    [SET]
    name: Tank
    move 1: Outrage
    move 2: Crunch
    move 3: Fire Fang
    move 4: Substitute / Dragon Tail
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hustle
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 236 HP / 252 Atk / 20 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With Eviolite boosting its defenses to respectable levels and its excellent Dark / Dragon typing, Zweilous has all the tools it needs to be a great bulky attacker. Outrage is its most powerful attack, and destroys almost everything in its path. Crunch crushes Ghost- and Psychic-types without locking Zweilous into an attack, and allows it to beat Duosion and Mesprit more easily. Substitute is used to block status, and gives Zweilous more chances to attack in the event that it misses. In addition, it also gives Zweilous a cushion to take incredibly powerful attacks. Dragon Tail works hand in hand with entry hazards, forcing Pokemon to switch out and take damage. However, keep in mind that it only has 70 percent accuracy due to Hustle, making it a less reliable option. Fire Fang is used to hit the rare Mawile and Metang, because Intimidate variants wall Zweilous otherwise.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>There are many options that can be used in place of Fire Fang; these include Ice Fang, Thunder Fang, and Return. Thunder Wave gets a special mention, as it allows Zweilous to outrun faster opponents and KO them. The Speed EVs outrun Weezing and allow Zweilous to set up a Substitute before it can use Will-O-Wisp. Zweilous can be used on a Trick Room team with its low Speed and incredible power; if you're using Zweilous on a Trick Room team, be sure to move the Speed EVs to HP, lower Zweilous's Speed IV to zero, and give it a Brave nature. When using Zweilous, Pokemon that can switch into its weaknesses are a good idea, especially to the common Ice- and Fighting-type moves. Ghost-types, such as Misdreavus and Haunter, work well with Zweilous; their immunity to Fighting-type moves and Rapid Spin make them fine choices, and they work great in tandem with Dragon Tail. Thanks to Zweilous's resistances and decent bulk, it can pull off a decent Choice Band set, switching into resisted attacks and breaking walls with ease. When using Zwelious, entry hazards are recommended to weaken certain defensive Pokemon, and they work well if it's running Dragon Tail.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Outrage
    move 2: Crunch
    move 3: Fire Fang
    move 4: Return / Dragon Tail
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Hustle
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With a Choice Scarf equipped, Zweilous can outpace and KO foes it never could before. With a Jolly Nature, Zweilous can outrun everything up to Pokemon with base 110 Speed, which is essentially everything in the tier. Even without an Attack-boosting nature, Zweilous still reaches an impressive 405 Attack, more than enough to obliterate its foes. Once again, Outrage is the main attack Zweilous will be using, as it 2HKOes the entire tier, with the exception of a few very bulky Pokemon. Crunch allows Zweilous to take on Misdreavus, Duosion, and Mesprit who are able to handle an Outrage. Fire Fang allows Zweilous to take on Mawile and Metang, who would hard counter this set otherwise. Dragon Tail works well with entry hazards, weakening the opponent's team for other Pokemon to clean up later; however, its negative priority makes it paradoxical to use with a Choice Scarf. Return has no purpose outside of filling a moveslot. Despite Zweilous's average bulk, its many resistances come in handy when switching in to wreck the opposing team with Outrage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>If you need a wallbreaker, you could equip a Choice Band on Zweilous, which gives it enough power to 2HKO the entire metagame, although it is rather slow without its fancy Scarf. Entry hazards are important on this set, as Jolly Zweilous, while powerful, is not strong enough to KO certain threats without hazard support. Dual screens are also a good idea, which allow Zweilous to switch in nearly unharmed and start spamming Outrage. Zweilous is weak to Fighting- and Bug-type moves, so a Pokemon such as Misdreavus that can take on threats, such as Sawk and Pinsir, is a good teammate.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Zweilous has very few other moves it can use. The other elemental fangs are always options, but they don't hit anything notable. Head Smash has poor accuracy with Hustle, but it provides extra coverage against Flying-, Fire-, and Bug-types. Body Slam can be used for its higher paralysis rate, but Zweilous's other moves are usually superior. You can give Zweilous a Wide Lens, but then it loses most of its bulk, with little-to-no positive effect. Zweilous can be used alongside Hone Claws Ninjask to attempt a sweep, but Zweilous is easily picked off by priority, and is still outsped by Choice Scarf users, making it an inferior option.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>There is little that can switch in on Zweilous without risking being KOed by Outrage, but there are a few options available. The best route to go if beating Zweilous is to revenge kill it. Sawk makes a pretty good check, as Sturdy can save it from being KOed if there are no entry hazards up, and Sawk can strike back with a Close Combat for the KO. Bulky Fighting-types, such as Throh and Machoke, are good choices when attempting to slay this two-headed monster. Gurdurr gets a special mention,* as it can tank an Outrage and Drain Punch Zweilous to get its HP back, or just use Mach Punch for the KO. Cryogonal is unable to switch into an Outrage, but it can easily revenge kill Zweilous with Ice Beam. Probopass and Mawile are the only Pokemon that can switch into Zweilous and wall it. Furthermore, Mawile also has Intimidate, which effectively neuters Hustle's Attack boost. Bastiodon can also wall Zweilous, but can't do anything back to it. Physically defensive Murkrow can come in and lower Zweilous's Attack with FeatherDance, as well as denting it a little with Brave Bird. Perhaps the greatest downfall of Zweilous is its own ability ; it often makes the two-headed Dragon's attacks miss at inappropriate times, which can shorten its lifespan considerably.</p>
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    I think you need to hammer home the point that it has strong Outrages more in the intro.
  3. Ice-eyes

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    You might want to AC a spread fast enough to beat things like Magneton, Lanturn and Mesprit - you need what, 180 Spe EVs?

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    You need to mention Thunder Wave. It is IMO the best option in the last slot of the first set. It's totally accurate, and therefore guaranteed to cripple the opponent. You can then outrage just as if you hadn't used it, and if it misses, you're not screwed!
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    Yeah, come to think of it Thunder Wave should go in the AC of the first set. Once you do that,

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  6. Molk

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    bumping for writing convienience
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    lol, nice overview. Mabye mention that it misses with Huslte because it has, well, no eyes? obviously not mandatory, but if you have a cool overview like that already, why not add it?
  8. Kyuzeth

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    I'm no GP member, but it's Zweilous and not Zwelious. Just informing.
  9. Molk

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    i must facepalm, as nobody reailed that until now, fixing
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    Heh, I was thinking the same thing. Blame the low accuracy on the flop of hair over Zweilous's eyes!

    I think it has eyes Cherub. I think.

    Also, Molk. Make sure to proofread this before you submit it to GP. Iron out any errors, yeah?
  11. Molk

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    yup, definatley going to do that, caught a few errors during the spelling fix anyway
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    Hmm, Deino was blind, and Bulbapedia says "Zweilous apparently doesn't have eyes". Sorry for clogging the thread with useless informaton Molk
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    meh, if i oversold it in the overview ill rework it, i was bored
  14. pie cream

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    just asking, why is choice band only AC? Shouldn't it just get a slah on the second set and call it "choice"?
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    cause the choice band comes at the cost of a large amount of speed, putting zwei in a tough spot
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    [Overview]

    <p> Deep in a dark alley in the depths of the city, there is a monster lurking, waiting to be fought and tamed by any dragon master that dares enter its home. This monster is Zweilous. With the ability Hustle, Zweilous packs the most fearsome power out of all dragons; with the - an equivalent of base 152 attack, it has the strongest Outrage in the game. This, along with with the introduction of the Eviolite to boost its defenses, and the typing of Dark and Dragon, (Comma) Zweilous is a force to be reckoned with within in the depths of the NU tier. There are a few things holding Zweilous back from coming out of its shell, (comma) though; Zweilous has a poor base 58 speed, meaning that several opponents will outpace and slay this beast regardless of how powerful it is. Another drawback that turns off dragon tamers from training Zweilous is that it only unleashes its mighty power, when it hits! Hustle gives Zweilous a solid power boost, but at the cost of lowering its accuracy. Zweilous also has a poor movepool outside of Outrage, Crunch, and the elemental fangs. Despite these flaws, if you are a true dragon master, you may be able to tame the beast, and it will freely unleash its frightening power on all who tremble before it. </p>


    [SET]
    name: Tank
    move1: Outrage
    move2: Crunch
    move3: Fire Fang
    move4: Substitute / Dragon Tail
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hustle
    Nature: Adamant
    Evs: 236 Hp / 252 Atk / 20 Spe


    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p> With an Eviolite to boost Zweilous's defenses to respectable levels, as well as excellent Dark/Dragon defensive typing in that gives it resistances to the common Grass-, Fire-, Water-, Dark-, Ghost-, and Electric-Type moves, Zweilous is an ideal bulky attacker. Outrage is Zweilous's most powerful attack, and destroys almost everything in its path. Crunch destroys all the Ghost- and Psychic-types without locking Zweilous into an attack, and allows Zweilous to beat Duosion and Mesprit more easily. Substitute is used to block status, and give Zweilous more chances to attack just in case it misses. It also allows Zweilous a cushion to take especially powerful attacks. Dragon Tail works hand in hand with entry hazards, forcing Pokemon to switch out and take hazard damage. However, keep in mind that it only has 70 percent accuracy due to Hustle, making it a less reliable option. Fire Fang is there to hit the rare Mawile and Metang, because Intimidate variants wall you otherwise. </p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p> There are many options that can go over Fire Fang, things such as Ice Fang, Thunder Fang, and Return, and such. Thunder Wave gets special mention, as it allows Zweilous to possibly outrun faster opponents and KO them. The Speed EVs on the set are for outrunning Weezing and setting up a Substitute on it before it burns Zweilous with Will-o-Wisp. Zweilous is a viable choice on Trick Room teams with its low Speed and incredible power. If using Zweilous on a Trick Room team, be sure to move the Speed EVs into HP, lower Zweilous's Speed IV to zero, and give it a Brave nature. When using Zweilous, a Pokemon to take on its weaknesses is a good idea, especially to the common Ice- and Fighting-types. Pokemon such as Misdreavus and Haunter work well with Zweilous, being with their immunity to Fighting-type moves, as well as spinblocking hazards if you have are using Dragon Tail. Due to Zweilous's resistances and already decent bulk, Zwelious can pull off a Choice Band over Eviolite quite nicely, switching into weak or resisted attacks and breaking walls with ease. When using Zwelious, entry hazards are recommended, especially if running Dragon Tail. as Some Defensive Pokemon may be able to take even Outrage, and entry hazards ensure crucial KOs. </p>


    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move1: Outrage
    move2: Crunch
    move3: Fire Fang
    move4: Return / Dragon Tail
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Hustle
    nature: Jolly
    evs 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe


    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p> When equipped with a Choice Scarf, Zweilous is able to outpace and KO foes it never could before. With a Jolly Nature, Zweilous is able to outrun up to base 110's, which is nearly the entire tier. It's not like it lost any power either, (comma) as Zweilous still reaches an impressive 405 attack with even a neutral nature, more than enough to obliterate its foes. Once again, Outrage is the main attack you will be using, as it 2HKOes nearly the entire tier, with the exception of a few very bulky Pokemon. Crunch allows Zweilous to take on Misdreavus, Duosion, and Mesprit, who are able to handle an Outrage. as well as hit Duosion and Mesprit harder. Fire Fang allows Zweilous to take on Mawile and Metang, who would hard counter this set otherwise. Dragon Tail works hand in hand well with hazards, weakening the opponent's team for other Pokemon to clean up later, but it is a decreased priority move, making it paradoxical to use it with a Choice Scarf. Return is mostly filler, and has no purpose outside of filling a moveslot. Despite Zweilous's only average bulk, its many resistances come in handy when switching in to wreck the opposing team with Outrage, as it resists many common types.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p> If you need a wallbreaker, a Choice Band could also be equiped on Zweilous, which gives it enough power to 2HKO the entire metagame, although it is rather slow without its fancy scarf. Hazards are especially important on this set, as Jolly Zweilous, while powerful, is not strong enough to KO certain threats without hazard support. Dual screens are also a good idea when using this set, which allow Zweilous to switch in nearly unharmed and start spamming Outrage. Zweilous is weak to Fighting-type and Bug-type moves, so a Pokemon such as Misdreavus that can take on things such as Sawk and Pinsir is an excellent idea a good teammate, so that Zweilous can keep wrecking things with Outrage. Zweilous shouldn't be used as your main scarfer, as even with a scarf it is somewhat slow and cannot outrun boosted Pokemon. </p>


    [Other Options]

    <p> Zweilous has very few other moves it can use. (period) The other elemental fangs, Ice Fang and Thunder Fang are always options, but they don't hit anything notable. Head Smash is also an option, if you like to miss every time Zweilous uses the move attacks. Body Slam can be used for that paralysis chance, but Zweilous' other moves are usually are superior. You can give Zweilous a Wide Lens, but then it loses most of its bulk, with little to no positive effect. Zweilous can be used along with a Ninjask with Hone Claws to attempt a sweep, but Zweilous is easily picked off by priority, and is still outsped by scarfers, making it an inferior option.</p>


    [Checks and Counters]

    <p> There is little that can switch in on Zweilous without risking being KOed, as there nearly nothing that resists its attacks. The best route to go if beating Zweilous is to revenge kill it. (period) Sawk makes a pretty good check, as Sturdy can save it from being KOed if there are no hazards up and Sawk can strike back with a Close Combat for the KO. Bulky Fighting-types in general such as Throh and Machoke are good choices in general when attempting to slay this two headed monster. Gurdurr gets special mention as it can tank an Outrage and Drain Punch poor Zweilous to get its HP back, or Mach Punch for the KO. Cryogonal cannot switch into an Outrage, but it can easily revenge kill Zweilous with Ice Beam. Probopass and Mawile are the only Pokemon that can easily switch into Zweilous and wall it. (If they wall it, make them the first counters in the paragraph) Mawile also has Intimidate, effectively neutering Hustle's Attack boost. Bastiodon can also wall Zweilous, but can't do anything back to Zweilous. (Except for a Metal Burst?) Physically defensive Murkrow can come in on Zweilous and Featherdance it, as well as dent it a little with Brave Birds. Perhaps the greatest downfall of Zweilous is its own ability, which while increasing Zweilous' Attack to monstrous levels, it often makes it miss at inappropriate times, which can shorten its lifespan considerably.</p>
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    bumping

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    the implethe ment has been the done
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    Zweilous Analysis (open)


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    done :D

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