• The moderators of this forum are lyd and Rabia.
  • Welcome to Smogon! Take a moment to read the Introduction to Smogon for a run-down on everything Smogon.

1v1 Galarian Darmanitan

pqs

u rly thought
Darmanitan-Galar @ Choice Band
Ability: Gorilla Tactics
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Flare Blitz
- Giga Impact
- Superpower

Due to Galarian Darmanitan having Gorilla Tactics, Choice Band heavily complements it and makes it one of the most threatening powerhouses in the 1v1 metagame. Icicle Crash lets Galarian Darmanitan take down slow threats like Mandibuzz and Kommo-o. Flare Blitz and Superpower allow Galarian Darmanitan to take down some of the metagame's bulkiest Pokemon, like Corviknight and Aegislash, as well as Tyranitar and non-Chople Berry variants of Incineroar and Snorlax. Giga Impact hits harder than Icicle Crash and can be used against non-Chilan Berry Primarina, Sylveon, and Choice Band Dracovish. Sadly, almost any Pokemon that can outpace Galarian Darmanitan can easily KO it due to its middling bulk. Sturdy Pokemon will also threaten Galarian Darmanitan. This leaves it up to teammates to cover the likes of Choice Scarf Galarian Darmanitan, Dracovish, Crustle, and Sawk, so naturally bulky teammates like Galarian Corsola and stall Rotom-W make good partners.
 
Last edited:

Alakazam

Why'd you leave the keys upon the table
is a member of the Site Staffis a Forum Moderatoris a Contributor to Smogon
Moderator
:ss/darmanitan-galar:
Darmanitan-Galar @ Choice Band
Ability: Gorilla Tactics
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Flare Blitz
- Giga Impact
- Superpower

Due to Galarian Darmanitan having Gorilla Tactics, Choice Band heavily compliments it, and makes it one of the most threatening powerhouses in the tier. Icicle Crash is the main STAB move taking down slow threats like Mandibuzz and Kommo-o. Flare Blitz and Superpower are nice coverage moves able to take down some of the meta's bulkiest Pokemon like Corviknight and Aegislash, and Tyranitar, alongside non-Chople Berry variants of Incineroar and Snorlax, and Tyranitar 252 Atk Choice Band Gorilla Tactics Darmanitan-Galar Superpower vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Chople Berry Tyranitar in Sand: 572-674 (141.9 - 167.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO you blow it back even w/ chople. Giga Impact rounds the moveset out with it being neutral though very powerful against hitting miscellaneous neutrally effective threats harder than Icicle Crash like non-Chilan Berry Primarina, Sylveon, and Choice Band Dracovish. Sadly, almost any Pokemon that can outpace Galarian Darmanitan can easily KO it due to its middling bulk. Sturdy Pokemon will also threaten Galarian Darmanitan, as they cannot normally be OHKOed. This leaves teammates having to cover the likes of Crustle, Sawk, Avalugg, Zeraora, and Choice Scarf Galarian Darmanitan and Dracovish, and Zeraora, so naturally bulky teammates like Galarian Corsola, Chilan Berry Primarina, and stall Rotom-W Haban Berry Kommo-o rwash beats more. make good partners.


qc 1/1
 

pqs

u rly thought
Revised this analysis b/c it ended up going over the character limit after the changes but it should be ready for GP now :toast:
 

Kris

broken bricks
is a Smogon Social Media Contributoris a Programmeris a Community Contributoris a Live Chat Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Battle Simulator Driveris a Top Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus
Darmanitan-Galar @ Choice Band
Ability: Gorilla Tactics
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Flare Blitz
- Giga Impact
- Superpower

Due to Galarian Darmanitan having Gorilla Tactics, Choice Band heavily compliments complements it, (RC) and makes it one of the most threatening powerhouses in the tier 1v1 metagame. Icicle Crash is the main STAB move taking lets Galarian Darmanitan take down slow threats like Mandibuzz and Kommo-o. Flare Blitz and Superpower are nice coverage moves able allow Galarian Darmanitan to take down some of the meta's metagame's bulkiest Pokemon, (AC) like Corviknight and Aegislash, and as well as Tyranitar, (RC) alongside and non-Chople Berry variants of Incineroar and Snorlax. Giga Impact hits harder than Icicle Crash, (RC) and can be used against non-Chilan Berry Primarina, Sylveon, and Choice Band Dracovish. Sadly, almost any Pokemon that can outpace Galarian Darmanitan can easily KO it due to its middling bulk. Sturdy Pokemon will also threaten Galarian Darmanitan. This leaves it up to teammates having to cover the likes of Choice Scarf Galarian Darmanitan, Dracovish, and Crustle, (AC) and Sawk, so naturally bulky teammates like Galarian Corsola and stall Rotom-W make good partners.
GP 1/1
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 1, Guests: 0)

Top