UU Exploud

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Overview
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Exploud has one major thing going for it: Boomburst, a 140 Base Power STAB move that allows Exploud to put a major dent in most of the tier. Also, to augment its Boomburst-spamming power, Exploud has access to Scrappy, allowing it to hit Ghost-types. Additionally, Exploud has excellent coverage options in Fire Blast, Focus Blast, and Surf, as well as other useful moves such as Sleep Talk. Sadly, Exploud's flaws lie in its underwhelming Speed, its average bulk, and its weakness to the common Fighting-types in UU.

BOOMBURST
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name: BOOMBURST
move 1: Boomburst
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Surf
move 4: Focus Blast / Sleep Talk
ability: Scrappy
item: Choice Specs
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
nature: Modest

Moves
========

Boomburst is what Exploud should be using almost all of the time and is its most powerful STAB move. Fire Blast is useful for hitting Steel-types, which resist Boomburst. Surf nails the Rock-types, mainly Mega Aerodactyl, that switch in on Exploud for super effective damage. Sleep Talk is recommended in the fourth slot to allow Exploud to switch in on sleep inducers, but Focus Blast can be used to hit Blissey and Rock- and Steel-types (namely Empoleon) super effectively, though its accuracy is disappointing.

Set Details
========

252 EVs in Special Attack with a Modest nature maximize Exploud's power. 252 Speed EVs allow Exploud to outspeed as many Pokemon as possible, including uninvested base 90 Speed Pokemon such as specially defensive Roserade. A Timid nature can be used over a Modest nature, but it doesn't allow Exploud to outspeed many notable threats.

Usage Tips
========

Because Exploud's bulk isn't too great, the best practice is to bring it in off of a fainted teammate, U-turn, or Volt Switch. When using Exploud, most of the time you should just go for Boomburst, as very little likes to switch in on it. Other coverage moves should only be used when necessary, as Boomburst already does enough to most Pokemon.

Team Options
========

Fighting-types such as Machamp, Infernape, and Lucario make for good partners for their ability to take on Blissey, one of the few Pokemon Exploud can't reliable take on. U-turn and Volt Switch users such as Mienshao, Infernape, Jirachi, Mega Ampharos, Rotom-H, Rotom-C, and Crobat make for good partners for their ability to bring Exploud into the battle safely. Crobat also gets a special mention for its ability to take on Fighting-types. Fairy-types such as Florges and Aromatisse are helpful for their ability to take on Fighting-types. Sticky Web support from Pokemon such as Shuckle and Galvantula is helpful to allow Exploud to outspeed more Pokemon and damage them with Boomburst. Finally, Tailwind support from Pokemon such as Tornadus and Whimsicott is useful to double Exploud's Speed for a few turns.

Other Options
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Life Orb is an option to allow Exploud to switch moves, but a Choice Specs-boosted Boomburst already hits most Pokemon hard enough and Exploud doesn't appreciate Life Orb's recoil. Choice Scarf can be used to surprise the opponent and get a surprise KO, but doesn't have the sheer power of Choice Specs. Hammer Arm can be used be used in conjunction with Life Orb to help take on Blissey (it even has a chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock damage), but Exploud doesn't like having its Speed or bulk compromised. Ice Beam can be used to hit Pokemon such as Gligar harder, but its useful coverage is rather limited. Finally, Work Up can be used to let Exploud act as a setup wallbreaker (and has a chance to 2HKO Blissey with Boomburst, which is guaranteed if Focus Blast hits twice), but Exploud prefers to hit hard right off the bat.

Checks & Counters
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**Blissey**: Blissey is the closest thing to a counter for Exploud, as it is never 2HKOed by Focus Blast after Stealth Rock, which is unreliable in the first place, and can heal off any damage with Wish + Protect.

**Steel-types**: Steel-types such as Empoleon and Bronzong can take a Boomburst, but must be wary of Exploud's coverage moves.

**Fighting-types**: Fighting-types such as Infernape, Lucario, and Toxicroak can OHKO Exploud with their STAB moves, but can't switch in.

**Faster Pokemon**: Faster Pokemon such as Darmanitan, Entei, Roserade, Hydreigon, and Krookodile outspeed Exploud and can KO it with their STAB moves.


Overview
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  • STAB Boomburst
  • Scrappy for whatever it's worth
  • Good coverage options (Focus Blast, Fire Blast, Surf, etc)
  • Slow
  • Average bulk
  • Weak to the common Fighting-types in UU


BOOMBURST
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name: BOOMBURST
move 1: Boomburst
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Surf
move 4: Sleep Talk / Focus Blast
ability: Scrappy
item: Choice Specs
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
nature: Modest

Moves
========

  • Boomburst is a powerful STAB move that pretty much murders everything
  • Fire Blast nails Steel-types such as Mega Aggron, Jirachi, Forretress, Lucario, and Bronzong
  • Surf nails Mega Aerodactyl on the switch for an OHKO after Stealth Rock
  • Sleep Talk allows Exploud to switch in on sleep inducers
  • Focus Blast nails Empoleon, Umbreon, and Blissey alongside the aforementioned Steel-types

Set Details
========

  • The EVs and Modest nature maximize Special Attack for maximum Boombursting power
  • 252 Speed EVs allow Exploud to outspeed as many Pokemon as possible, including Specially Defensive Roserade
  • Timid can be used but doesn't outspeed too much

Usage Tips
========

  • Try to bring in safely because its bulk isn't too great
  • Most of the time just click Boomburst
  • Other coverage should only be used if absolutely necessary as Boomburst already hurts everything

Team Options
========

  • Fighting-types such as Machamp and Infernape to beat Blissey
  • U-turn and Volt Switch users such as Mienshao, Infernape, Jirachi, Mega Ampharos, Rotom-H, and Rotom-C to bring Exploud in safely
  • Fairy-types such as Florges and Aromatisse to switch in on Fighting-types
  • Crobat because it checks Fighting-types and has U-turn
  • Sticky Web from Shuckle and Galvantula
  • Tailwind support from Whimsicott or Tornadus

Other Options
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  • Life Orb
  • Choice Scarf
  • Hammer Arm for a slightly higher chance to 3HKO Blissey (should be used with LO [also chance to 2HKO after SR with LO])
  • Ice Beam
  • Work Up


Checks & Counters
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**Blissey**: Blissey is the closest thing to a counter for Exploud as it is never 2HKOed by Focus Blast after Stealth Rock, which is unreliable in the first place, and can heal off any damage with Wish + Protect.

**Steel-types**: Steel-types such as Jirachi, Empoleon, and Bronzong can take Choice-locked Boomburst, but must be wary of Exploud's coverage moves.

**Fighting-types**: Fighting-types such as Infernape, Lucario, and Toxicroak can OHKO Exploud with their STAB moves, but can't switch in.

**Faster Pokemon**: Faster Pokemon such as Darmanitan, Entei, Roserade, Hydreigon, and Krookidile outspeed Exploud and can KO with their STAB moves.[/quote]
 
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I did lol, I'd done it yesterday but people started posting and ruined my joke. So I did it again today :o
 
This thing REALLY likes Sticky Web support. Mention that.

Also physical set shouldn't be in OO, it's just terrible. Maybe mixed with LO Hammer Arm for Blissey, but I wouldn't even bother because Exploud is only decent if it is spamming Boomburst.

PS: Fuck the title. I only opened this thread to reject it because Swellow is trash, didn't expect it to be Exploud.
 
Agree that physical moves should not be mentioned at all except for hammer arm. Sleep Talk could be slashed over Focus Blast because Fire Blast/Surf is basically all the coverage you need except vs Empoleon. Tailwind support needs to be mentioned because Exploud loves that shit. 1/3 after that's done.
 
-Remove mentions of banned mons(sounding like a broken record)
-Mention Work Up in OO as it does give it a chance to beat Blissey with Boomburst (guaranteed with Focus Blast if you hit)
+1 252+ SpA Life Orb Exploud Boomburst vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Blissey: 296-348 (41.4 - 48.7%) -- 14.8% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
+1 252+ SpA Life Orb Exploud Focus Blast vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Blissey: 338-400 (47.3 - 56%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery

Do that and QC 3/3

Edit: And slash Focus Blast in front of Sleep Talk, non of the sleep users in UU are ones exploud wants to switch into, Roserade destroys it with Leaf Storm and Amoonguss isn't used at all, idk if there's any other sleepers but yeah just slash Focus Blast first, Empoleon is really popular rn.
 

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Overview
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Exploud has one major thing going for it: (colon) Boomburst, (comma) a 140 Base Power STAB move that allows it Exploud to put a major dent in most of the tier. Also, to augment its Boomburst-spamming power, Exploud has access to Scrappy, allowing it to hit Ghost-types. Additionally, Exploud has excellent coverage options in Fire Blast, Focus Blast, and Surf, as well as other useful moves such as Sleep Talk. Sadly, Exploud's flaws lie in its underwhelming Speed, its average bulk, and its weakness to the common Fighting-types in UU. However, if you want a wall breaker which can dent most of the tier with one move, Exploud is the Pokemon for you.

BOOMBURST
########
name: BOOMBURST
move 1: Boomburst
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Surf
move 4: Focus Blast / Sleep Talk
ability: Scrappy
item: Choice Specs
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
nature: Modest

Moves
========

Boomburst is what Exploud should be using almost all of the time, and is its most powerful STAB move. Fire Blast is useful for hitting Steel-types that resist Boomburst. Surf nails the Rock-types, mainly Mega Aerodactyl, that switch in on Exploud for super effective damage. Sleep Talk is recommended in the fourth slot to allow it Exploud to switch in on sleep inducers, but Focus Blast can be used to hit Blissey and Rock- and Steel-types (namely Empoleon) super effectively, though its accuracy is disappointing.

Set Details
========

252 EVs in Special Attack with a Modest nature maximize Exploud's sheer power. 252 Speed EVs allow Exploud to outspeed as many Pokemon as possible, including uninvested base 90s such as specially defensive Roserade. However, A Timid nature can be used over a Modest nature, but it doesn't outspend many notable threats.

Usage Tips
========

Because Exploud's bulk isn't too great, the best practice is to bring it in off of a fainted teammate, U-turn, or Volt Switch. When using Exploud, most of the time using Exploud, (RC) you should just go for the Boomburst, as very little likes to switch in on it freely. Likewise, the Other coverage moves should only be used when necessary, as Boomburst already does enough to most Pokemon.

Team Options
========

Fighting-types such as Machamp, Infernape, and Lucario make for good partners for their ability to take on Blissey, one of the few Pokemon Exploud can't reliable take on. U-turn and Volt Switch users such as Mienshao, Infernape, Jirachi, Mega Ampharos, Rotom-H, Rotom-C, and Crobat make for good partners for their ability to bring Exploud into the battle safely. Crobat also gets a special mention for its ability to take on Fighting-types as well as its ability to use U-turn. Fairy-types such as Florges and Aromatisse are helpful for their ability to take on Fighting-types. Sticky Web support from Pokemon such as Shuckle and Galvantula is helpful to allow Exploud to outspend more Pokemon and damage them with Boomburst. Finally, Tailwind support from Pokemon like such as Tornadus and Whimsicott is useful to double Exploud's Speed for a few turns.

Other Options
########

Life Orb is an option to allow Exploud to switch moves, but a Choice Specs-boosted Boomburst already hits most Pokemon hard enough and Exploud doesn't appreciate the recoil. Choice Scarf can be used to surprise the opponent and get a surprise KO, but doesn't have the sheer power of Choice Specs. Hammer Arm can be used be used in conjunction with Life Orb to help take on Blissey (it even has a chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock damage), but it Exploud doesn't like having its Speed or bulk compromised. Ice Beam can be used to hit Pokemon such as Gligar harder, but its useful coverage is rather limited. Finally, Work Up can be used to let Exploud act as a setup wallbreaker (and has a chance to 2HKO Blissey with Boomburst, which is guaranteed if Focus Blast hits twice), but Exploud prefers to hit hard right off the bat.

Checks & Counters
########

**Blissey**: Blissey is the closest thing to a counter for Exploud as it is never 2HKOed by Focus Blast after Stealth Rock, which is unreliable in the first place, and can heal off any damage with Wish + Protect.

**Steel-types**: Steel-types such as Empoleon and Bronzong can take a Choice-locked Boomburst, but must be wary of Exploud's coverage moves.

**Fighting-types**: Fighting-types such as Infernape, Lucario, and Toxicroak can OHKO Exploud with their STAB moves, but can't switch in.

**Faster Pokemon**: Faster Pokemon such as Darmanitan, Entei, Roserade, Hydreigon, and Krookidile outspeed Exploud and can KO with their STAB moves.

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Overview
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Exploud has one major thing going for it: Boomburst, a 140 Base Power STAB move that allows Exploud to put a major dent in most of the tier. Also, to augment its Boomburst-spamming power, Exploud has access to Scrappy, allowing it to hit Ghost-types. Additionally, Exploud has excellent coverage options in Fire Blast, Focus Blast, and Surf, as well as other useful moves such as Sleep Talk. Sadly, Exploud's flaws lie in its underwhelming Speed, its average bulk, and its weakness to the common Fighting-types in UU.

BOOMBURST
########
name: BOOMBURST
move 1: Boomburst
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Surf
move 4: Focus Blast / Sleep Talk
ability: Scrappy
item: Choice Specs
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
nature: Modest

Moves
========

Boomburst is what Exploud should be using almost all of the time, (RC) and is its most powerful STAB move. Fire Blast is useful for hitting Steel-types, (AC) which that resist Boomburst. Surf nails the Rock-types, mainly Mega Aerodactyl, that switch in on Exploud for super effective damage. Sleep Talk is recommended in the fourth slot to allow Exploud to switch in on sleep inducers, but Focus Blast can be used to hit Blissey and Rock- and Steel-types (namely Empoleon) super effectively, though its accuracy is disappointing.

Set Details
========

252 EVs in Special Attack with a Modest nature maximize Exploud's power. 252 Speed EVs allow Exploud to outspeed as many Pokemon as possible, including uninvested base 90 Speed Pokemon 90s such as specially defensive Roserade. A Timid nature can be used over a Modest nature, but it doesn't outspend allow Exploud to outspeed many notable threats.

Usage Tips
========

Because Exploud's bulk isn't too great, the best practice is to bring it in off of a fainted teammate, U-turn, or Volt Switch. When using Exploud, most of the time you should just go for Boomburst, as very little likes to switch in on it. Other coverage moves should only be used when necessary, as Boomburst already does enough to most Pokemon.

Team Options
========

Fighting-types such as Machamp, Infernape, and Lucario make for good partners for their ability to take on Blissey, one of the few Pokemon Exploud can't reliable take on. U-turn and Volt Switch users such as Mienshao, Infernape, Jirachi, Mega Ampharos, Rotom-H, Rotom-C, and Crobat make for good partners for their ability to bring Exploud into the battle safely. Crobat also gets a special mention for its ability to take on Fighting-types. Fairy-types such as Florges and Aromatisse are helpful for their ability to take on Fighting-types. Sticky Web support from Pokemon such as Shuckle and Galvantula is helpful to allow Exploud to outspend outspeed more Pokemon and damage them with Boomburst. Finally, Tailwind support from Pokemon such as Tornadus and Whimsicott is useful to double Exploud's Speed for a few turns.

Other Options
########

Life Orb is an option to allow Exploud to switch moves, but a Choice Specs-boosted Boomburst already hits most Pokemon hard enough and Exploud doesn't appreciate Life Orb's the recoil. Choice Scarf can be used to surprise the opponent and get a surprise KO, but doesn't have the sheer power of Choice Specs. Hammer Arm can be used be used in conjunction with Life Orb to help take on Blissey (it even has a chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock damage), but Exploud doesn't like having its Speed or bulk compromised. Ice Beam can be used to hit Pokemon such as Gligar harder, but its useful coverage is rather limited. Finally, Work Up can be used to let Exploud act as a setup wallbreaker (and has a chance to 2HKO Blissey with Boomburst, which is guaranteed if Focus Blast hits twice), but Exploud prefers to hit hard right off the bat.

Checks & Counters
########

**Blissey**: Blissey is the closest thing to a counter for Exploud, (AC) as it is never 2HKOed by Focus Blast after Stealth Rock, which is unreliable in the first place, and can heal off any damage with Wish + Protect.

**Steel-types**: Steel-types such as Empoleon and Bronzong can take a Boomburst, but must be wary of Exploud's coverage moves.

**Fighting-types**: Fighting-types such as Infernape, Lucario, and Toxicroak can OHKO Exploud with their STAB moves, but can't switch in.

**Faster Pokemon**: Faster Pokemon such as Darmanitan, Entei, Roserade, Hydreigon, and Krookodile outspeed Exploud and can KO it with their STAB moves.

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