Dark Pulse on Porygon-Z allows you to hit normal types, whereas Shadow Ball doesn't. Then you would just use HP Fighting on said Normal type to kill it (unless it's a Blissey, very common switch in to PZ).Firstly, I'm looking to round out my Porygon-Z's moveset ingame, (decent hidden power is unavailable), but I noticed that unless there is a 4X difference in effectivity I may as well use Tri-Attack most of the time (Adaptability). A move to hit ghosts is in order, and honestly I can't see anything Dark Pulse (the recomended move) has over Shadowball, as the chance to special-drop a switch-in appeals more than the possiblity of surviving one more turn by flinching something, and most ghosts should be OHKO'd after a nasty plot anyway. I can't find another move with the coverage that would warrent using it. Should I just go with Hyper-Beam for the glorious suicide?
Also, I have already asked this, but since is already burried, I'll ask again - what pokes are good for spreading paralysis around to allow medium-speed sweepers to sweep? Looking at Mesprit, Uxie, Cressalia, Gyarados and Togekiss at the moment, but I'm sure there are others.
Finally, I'm looking to make myself a Salamence with a twist. I was thinking something along the lines of DD, Outrage, Fire Blast and Hydropump, so I can lure in physical walls with DD and obliterate them. Also, I can't help but notice that with the obvious exception of outrage, Salamence's special attacks have higher BP than his physical ones, and most of the steels that resist outrage can be obliterated by FireBlast/Hydropump. Is this wise, or shoud I rather get another physical attack and use Draco Meteor instead?
Thanks in advance,
Cresselia sounds like a good Poke to be abusing T-Wave with, it's nice and bulky. I've only seen T-Wave used on a Gyarados once and it was pretty ineffective unless it was a strict Bulky-Dos. In my opinion just keep Gyara as a DD sweeper, but it's your choice.
I'm not entirely sure about your Salamence set. If I were you I'd just run a Mixmence set.
Hope I helped.