Defensive Emboar (QC 2/3)


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move 1: Flare Blitz
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Will-O-Wisp
move 4: Protect
item: Leftovers
ability: Blaze
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 4 Att / 252 Def

  • best bulky fire type for a fwg core because it's not sr weak. plus defensive entei is ass. so it has a unique niche.
  • counters durant and escav
  • 252+ Atk Choice Band Escavalier Iron Head vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Emboar: 104-123 (24.52 - 29%)
  • durant calcs X-Scissor: 14.38 - 16.98% Iron Head: 28.77 - 33.96% Superpower: 57.31 - 67.68% Stone Edge: 48.11 - 56.6%
  • ok so cb durant is really strong but you wall its stab extremely hard which is enough most of the time and you don't die if you switch into the wrong move which is better than like 95% of ru.
  • screws over pretty much all common switch-ins with wisp, ie rhydon, gatr, tops, aero
  • base 123 attack and 120 base power stab means your attacks still hurt even uninvested
  • wisp support is awesome for everything
  • protect gives you extra lefties for bulk++ plus scouts for choiced moves, plus nothing else is really worth running
  • run 3 grass types because slowking fucks your shit
  • toxic > wisp is viable and shifts the list of good switch ins from slowking and alomomola to qwilfish and kabutops and aerocheops
  • if you really hate protect you can run like roar or taunt or wild charge or something idk
  • hammer arm over superpower but missing sux
  • idk what else to put here the set is pretty straightforward
i think i'm doing this right?????


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I couldn't believe how little Escav CB Megahorn did to this thing and how strong it still was


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looks pretty good, i'd probably mention a few teammates that appreciate Emboar's ability to check Durant and Escavalier along with a few other Pokemon though in the AC. Uxie and Mesprit are good examples because they both hate the presence of durant and escav a lot, Slowking could also be mentioned here as it starts to form a solid FWG core with emboar and more than appreciates pig's ability to take on Durant, Escav, and Grass-types. In return, Slowking can take on pesky Pokemon such as other Slowking for Emboar.
Not qc but thoughts on running toxic or sleep talk over protect in last slot? Toxic puts things like mola and king on a timer, while sleep talk because pig is still a very good check to stuff like lilli. Idk I just feel this is better than tect as all text does rlly is extra lefties and scout for choice mons. I'd rather nail king / check lilli etc. tbh


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toxic i already mentioned, it's really just a tradeoff between what you want to weaken but still get forced out by. crippling druddigon and rhydong to the point you can beat them straight up is more valuable in my opinion than getting a slightly better status on slowking.

sleep talk is viable, but you're really really underestimating how good extra turns of lefties is. if you use it right you can get an extra 30% bulk on boar for free with extra protect turns. i'll add it to ac but protect isn't getting a slash under it.

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