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  1. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    It's good in double combined with weakness policy. In singles, with no reliable way of boosting its offense - which is very lackluster - steam engine has very little value compared to the utility that flame body provides, imo
  2. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    What he means is that : Lvl 96 84 SpA Vespiquen Air Slash vs. Lvl 80 84 HP / 84 SpD Gengar-Gmax: 97-115 (42.7 - 50.6%) -- 2.3% chance to 2HKO Lvl 80 84 Atk Choice Band Barraskewda Psychic Fangs vs. Lvl 80 84 HP / 84 Def Dynamax Gengar-Gmax: 254-300 (55.9 - 66%) -- guaranteed 2HKO +2 Lvl 80 84...
  3. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Makes sense. Has to do with the ability "viability rankings" I guess, and Own Tempo being ranked lower than Cloud Nine? I do agree that revealing a banded set can be a downside in certain situations. Kind of like when you could spot a Zoroark or a mega-evolution back in the days simply by...
  4. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    I would like to talk about... Lickilicky. I just got, in a fight, a banded Lickilicky (knock off, explosion, body slam, EQ) with Oblivious. I noticed it after my opponent used Taunt on it. Oblivious is obviously fantastic on SD or Support Lickilicky sets. However, on a banded set? Its only use...
  5. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Scale Shot has an expected base power of 66. The speed boost is cool, but you lose a ton of neutral+STAB firepower without Outrage. At least it's a 130 BP Max Wyrmwind, which makes dynamaxing Garchomp more "viable" if at +1 speed.
  6. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    I honestly didn't know Tsareena learned Triple Axel... And I honestly love the idea. Makes it more risky to set up with the likes of Dragonite, Salamence, Aerodactyl, Landorus, etc. against it.
  7. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    I much prefer memento over d-bond. At least, memento is consistent and renders your opponent, most of the time, useless, giving you a window of opportunity to set up with another Pokémon. D-bond is coin toss shenanigans, on top of having lower utility in a meta where dynamax is a thing.
  8. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    That was an April Fool's joke. :blobglare:
  9. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Completely agree with pokeblade101 on Fire Blast + Skuntank. Honestly, I can't even think of any moment where I was "mad" I got a Skuntank with Fire Blast. It's not even just for Ferrothorn or Steelix. There are a lot of Pokemon that gets deterred from setting up due to a potential Fire Blast...
  10. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Oh, my bad then. For some reason I thought move combination legality didn't matter for randbats. Guess it was just a dream. \o/ Good to know, though.
  11. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Agreed. It works in doubles (especially if you have trick room), but in singles, curse is a far better option, allowing it to get physically bulky on top of its already amazing special bulk... It's unfortunate Snorlax doesn't learn Extremespeed. :mad: On the subject of Blissey (and maybe...
  12. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Don't know if it's wanted, but I just faced an opponent who had a Hitmonlee with Hi Jump Kick, Curse AND Close Combat, with Unburden and White Herb. (4th move was not used) I don't think HJK and CC should be rolled on the same set, as it seems suboptimal to me. IMO the added coverage of CC and...
  13. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Yup. Just some things I quickly checked : - Liquidation misses on the OHKO on Hippowdon, Sandslash, Armaldo, Steelix, Durant (96% ohko with pump) and probably many other, has about a 50% chance to miss on Arcanine, and misses the OHKO on a +1 Centiskorch; - Pump is more likely to 2HKO threats...
  14. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    I unfortunately did not think of taking a screenshot since I thought it may have been normal after checking and seeing HDB and life orb were its suggested items for SS ZU. :(
  15. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Just got a Farfetch'd with HDB. This should simply not happen, the high crit rate is what makes it "alright". Or at least, give it u-turn or first impression instead of leaf blade.
  16. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    This is the first time I ever see Sniper + Specs Inteleon. Might just be me, but I feel it's always better with Torrent when it has Specs.
  17. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    oops, i'm dumb \o/ for some reason i keep confusing slowbro-g and slowking-g's movesets since i don't play IoA/CT
  18. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Just got a Slowking-Galar with Sludge Bomb. It also had black sludge and recover (not shown). I personally don't think a 30% chance to poison vs a 20% chance is enough to justify having Sludge Bomb over Shell Side Arm, even on a "stall" set with recover.
  19. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    Still on the subject of the new horses, I really think Spectrier should get the Naganadel treatment, i.e. be lowered to level 76. Yes, it's frail (shadow sneak, sucker punch) and its coverage is not that great, but nevertheless, that base speed + that base special attack + nasty plot + even more...
  20. Zaide

    Format Discussion Pokemon Sword & Shield Random Battle Sets

    I fully support that. This not only improves neutral coverage by a ton. Most of the Pokémon bug/ghost don't hit neutrally (but that dark/ghost would) are the regional birds - so, only Noctowl, Braviary and Unfezant, basically. Meanwhile, bug/ghost prevents several set-up sweepers from risking a...
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