Actually almost all the Glalies are Moody with Lefties so they would use most steel types for setup fodder.
Looks like Theorymon messed up, kinda funny coz he actually says "this thing honestly acted more like a Grass-type than a Normal-type at times" haha. Come on man get it together!Gogoat: This wasn't too common, but a few of us ran this thing with success. Unlike any other Grass-type, Gogoat had Sap Sipper, making it not just a Breloom counter, but it even made Breloom set up fodder thanks to Bulk Up! The Grass-type also made it screw over Talonflame pretty hard with Horn Leech, and you could even run Grass Knot to nab a 2HKO on Avalugg! This thing honestly acted more like a Grass-type than a Normal-type at times, but its still noteworthy.
I know we discussed this in the Battle Spot room, but I do say that we all know that Grass Knot works best depending on whether or not the Pokemon is heavy or light. In a sense where you're battling against Mega Gengar with Alakazam or even its Mega, Mega Gengar only weighs 40.5kg and that should be taken into consideration that the base power of Grass Knot would be 60. Compared to Energy Ball, you're dealing less damage to it, as Energy Ball has a Base Power of 90. So putting that in mind, Energy Ball will be dealing more damage with a potential of an OHKO.Guys, can ppl talk about their opinion on Energy Ball vs Grass Knot on the Mons that can learn em, particularly the non-Grass types?
For example, Alakazam can learn both. The thing with Grass Knot is that unlike Energy Ball, it can ohko DNite at full hp (in a scenario where parental bond isn't traced) and Energy Ball only does 10 more BP than Grass Knot vs Sceptiles and Serp (base 80 vs base 90).
Are there other reasons for the use of this move on non-Grass types because if we look at it like this, I think being able to get rid of DNite asap at the cost of slightly less damage vs Serp and Sceptiles is much better than running energy ball. And what are your thoughts of Energy Ball vs Grass Knot on Grass types that lack the firepower of Sceptile-Mega?
As I typed this, Gengar popped out at me as a Mon grass knot is ineffective for (Though M-Sceptile can still OHKO using Grass Knot). But yeah, pls still address the content of this post :)
Why would Serperior be using Grass Knot or Energy Ball?I know we discussed this in the Battle Spot room, but I do say that we all know that Grass Knot works best depending on whether or not the Pokemon is heavy or light. In a sense where you're battling against Mega Gengar with Alakazam or even its Mega, Mega Gengar only weighs 40.5kg and that should be taken into consideration that the base power of Grass Knot would be 60. Compared to Energy Ball, you're dealing less damage to it, as Energy Ball has a Base Power of 90. So putting that in mind, Energy Ball will be dealing more damage with a potential of an OHKO.
Lets take a look at Sceptile and Serperior's perspective against Mega Gengar. Serperior can't OHKO Mega Gengar because of its offensive stats being at a base 75 Special Attack. Even though Mega Gengar is 2x weak to Grass now that Inverse flips weaknesses with resistances, the weight should be mentioned. Mega Sceptile can OHKO because of its base 145 Special Attack coupled with the fact it gets STAB. So it will be hitting pretty hard compared to that of Serperior.
As for Dragonite, its Dragon / Flying typing gives it a now 4x weakness to Grass-type moves. Lets just say it is now the new Ice weakness if you know what I mean. Now, lets look at Dragonite's weight as well. Dragonite weighs 210 kg (that is quite the heavy Pokemon) so Grass Knot will be having 120 BP, which will be hitting harder than Energy Ball with Mega Sceptile and this is only Timid nature btw. Serperior, Grass Knot gives it a chance to OHKO Dragonite with Timid nature with 252 in Special Attack. I am also going to say that Mega Alakazam can OHKO Dragonite with Grass Knot, as Energy Ball gives it a chance to OHKO and this is Modest nature.
I would say that Grass Knot would be a little tricky to use when playing Battle Spot Singles Inverse compared to Energy Ball because Grass Knot's Base Power is determined by the weight of a Pokemon. Energy Ball is more consistent than Grass Knot because you don't have to always rely on the weight of opponent's Pokemon to deal more damage.
Nobody uses Grass Knot or Energy Ball when you have Leaf Storm and the ability Contrary, which becomes the opposite of stat lowering moves along with stat boosting moves. It was more of an example that I was giving in terms of using using Grass Knot and Energy Ball providing differences between the two as Grass Knot varies in terms of weight, while Energy Ball is more consistent. Also keeping that in mind, I was comparing Serperior's lack of offensive stats that are going off at a base 75 Special Attack to that of Mega Sceptile that has a base 145 Special Attack, which makes a lot of difference between the two.Why would Serperior be using Grass Knot or Energy Ball?
so Demantoid am I the only one who is being destroyed by Dragonites :'(
Glalie, Mamoswine, and Dragonite are really tearing me up. How have you been doing vs Glalies Demantoid ? I've been doing 50/50 vs em so it's cool but then Dragonite teams and teams with Cloyster and Mamoswine really tearing me up
Also, Demantoid how do you deal with Dragonites, Cloysters, and Mamoswine?
I tend to ladder on inverse somewhere between 11:00 AM and 2 PM eastern and occasionally at 8 PM so I probably battle less Japanese players than you which is good and bad because they tend to be better but also higher ranked. Also did you play 200+ games in the last few days since you said you had played less than me a few days ago.hmm Demantoid what time do you usually ladder and what time zone? I literally ladder at 3am est-5am est
Also, M-Sceptile is truly amazing or M-Alakazam Skore
M-Alakazam looks like it'd be right at home on your team
4:04am EDIT: http://prntscr.com/7ck077
just gotta keep playing and the points will come it seems!
You can try it out and try making it work! Inverse is still a mass of uncharted territory!Is Chilan Berry viable in this format?
I have not used Serperior or Kangaskhan. I felt like people would be really well prepared for Kangaskhan and I did not feel like breeding for a Serperior with egg moves. I have used basically the same team the whole season after getting rid of one member early on. My team building process was to look at common things from the last inverse season and read the guide here and see what was in my box that did well. The only Pokémon I bred for was Sceptile because I had been meaning to do that before.You can try it out and try making it work! Inverse is still a mass of uncharted territory!
Demantoid Have you used kangaskhan-mega and/or serperior at all this season? was curious as I just got my hands on em after squaring off vs the number 1 ranked player this morning!
as for my recent peak: http://prntscr.com/7fwwry xD