[Gen 7] Heroes Home [Openish][Last Update: 9/17 Dungeons and Dragons]


Always be polite. I will never trade with someone who is rude to anyone. It's fine to be critical, even instructive, but there's no need to insult, attack, or verbally abuse your peers.
No hacks please. If you suspect something is hacked, have it checked by one of the kind people on Smogon first before you offer it. Clones are absolutely fine
.
If you're on the Blacklist, sorry I cannot trade with you. Best of wishes somewhere else.

Be explicit
. Communication is far easier when both parties aren't guessing at what the other is thinking.

FC: 1590-5213-9038
Time Zone: GMT -7
LG IGN: Blizz (20919)
SS IGN: Black (59209)
W2 IGN: Yugi (12193)
Y IGN: Blizzard (16303)

OR IGN: Isidore (25400)
Sun IGN: Nasuada (483625)
Games I have that I'm too lazy to list information for: Diamond, Platinum, Black.

If you cannot reach me on Smogon within three days of submitting a request, you can send me a message on Discord - I'm definitely more likely to see it there.
I am also on the Smogon Discord Server (though I'm not active on it), so feel free to search for and message me through it.
Discord Username: BlizzardHero#9611

Action Replay [For Past Gen IV Checking/Items] (I REALLY hate making poffins)
RNG Reporter [For Past Gen RNG Abuse]
Poke Classic Network [For Past Gen Wondercards/Battle Tower (World Ability Ribbon)]
PowersavesPro [For Cloning in current Gens + Rare Items (Such as Rare Candy+Caps) + Save states for SSR Method]

Rules
This is a semi-giveaway/trade thread. Most Pokemon are free - however I reserve the right to both deny trades or ask for something in return.
Be as nice as possible, don't demand. Thanking anyone who helps you is the easiest way to fulfill this.
All Pokemon listed have been bred/SR'd/RNG'd by me, unless stated otherwise.
You may make a total of 1 request a day (you can request more than 1 Pokemon at a time, just 1 request). Sorry, my time isn't infinite.
Be as specific as possible when both requesting and depositing. If I don't know what to look for/what to deposit, then I cant help you/will probably give you the wrong thing.
Most shiny Pokemon may have been generated using saved shiny spreads or RNG abuse. If you do not condone these methods, then those Pokemon are not for you
If something here is hacked (shouldn't be, these were all bred by me but just in case), make sure to notify me. You will be rewarded.

My listed breedables were removed due to the significant time it took to keep them updated.
My current backlog of Pokemon bits (breedable Pokemon in various states that I have yet to address) is constantly overflowing. I don't need more.
For most Pokemon listed, I have flawless breedables stored away. If you're interested in one, please ask so I can take a look. I can provide free clones if I have them available.
A full list of available breedables may be re-added in a future update.
 
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Wants
A viable build for Herdier. I really want to build out a Herdier beacuse it's so cute, but it's functionally impossible to find/think up a build for it (due to terrible stats). If you can design a niche build (regardless of how stupid it may be) and I approve, I'll do it and give you a copy.
People who can breed perfect Pokemon for me. Breeding Pokemon for the correct ball, nature, EM's, etc., is the slowest and most boring part of my projects (I'm very lazy). Help is always appreciated.

Your immortal soul.
Thanks
All images used here have been taken/modified from other great artists/creators. Their artwork is their own, and therefore owned by them. I thank them for the opportunity to make my thread not so gloomy and boring.
 
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Honestly, I don't like Trophy Cases. It kind of objectifies pokemon. However, I do want to share the best friends I've had over the years, and as such, they will be displayed here (among other fun stuff). Unless you sell me your arm, and a leg, and your firstborn child, I probably won't trade these guys (unless otherwise stated), so unless you have something I need, don't ask.
All pokes here are not tradable unless otherwise stated.
All Pokemon have been leveled to lvl 100 unless stated otherwise.
Note, Gold text on an IV means that that stat was Hyper Trained from a non-30 IV stat. Pink text on an IV means that that stat was Hyper Trained from a 30 IV stat. Black text that is underlined on an IV means that that IV is either 30 or 0.

(#701 - Hawlucha ♂)

OT:
Isidore | ID: 25400 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Jolly | Unburden | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 11 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Sky Attack, High Jump Kick, Acrobatics, Power-Up Punch
{4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd}



I love Hawlucha. I've been playing Pokemon since Gen 4, and I still love Hawlucha over all the rest! He has excellent offensive typing, a great move set, one of the best abilities in the game, he's built to be fast and strong, and he looks great! What's not to love? He can brawl with the best of them and come out on top, and he's ready to fight in a pinch. But what matter most about a Pokemon, is not their strength, or how they look, it's whether or not they have your back, and are willing to be your friend. I can safely say with 100% certainty, Hawlucha will always have my back, as I will have his.


(#243 - Raikou Ø)

OT:
Isidore | ID: 25400 | Trackless Forest (Hoenn)
Timid | Pressure | Soft-Reset
IVs: 31 | 20 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Thunderbolt, Snarl, Thunder Wave, Protect
{252 HP / 24 SpAtk / 232 Spd}



This was my first Soft Reset legend! Came out pretty well! Except no HP Ice :(
But, at least the IV's are flawless! Use this guy for a fast support. I actually have a First Edition Pokemon card of Raikou somewhere, gotta love the old art design!


(#181 - rufusdrumknott's Ampharos ♂
)

OT:
Ellen | ID: 42700 | Kalos
Modest | Static | TSV: ???
IVs: 31 | 16 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Thunder, Protect, Volt Switch, Dragon Pulse
{204 HP / 52 Def / 252 SpAtk / 4 SpD}



Most people probably don't know who rufus is/was. She hasn't been on Smogon in quite some time, but when she was, she was active in the WiFi section. In large part thanks to her and her generosity, I ended up really getting into competitive Pokemon. So to honor her, I turned one of her giveaway Pokemon into a Ribbon Project, even if this Ampharos is a bit outdated. This Pokemon is Free-Redis only (can only be redistributed for free).


(#579 - rufusdrumknott's Reuniclus "Epiphron"♂
)

OT:
Celes | ID: 08079 | Kalos
Bold | Magic Guard | TSV: ???
IVs: 31 | 18 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Psyshock, Focus Blast, Recover, Toxic
{252 HP / 200 Def / 56 SpD}



Special Thanks to ooh_shiny for providing.
Basically the same deal as above. Obtained from ooh_shiny, after she hatched it for rufus through TSV method. This Pokemon is Fully-Redis.


(#433 - Chingling "Gratitude" ♀)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Bold | Levitate | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Psychic, Hypnosis, Wish, Reflect
{236 HP / 156 Def / 116 SpD}

I realized that I kept having people help me with projects, but that I also had nothing to give back but spitbacks. Thus, Gratitude was born (well, I mean give or take a few days). Gratitude chimes loudly and somehow clones itself into your PC if you help Blizzard with a project without asking for anything in return (don't ask, I blame The Domed One). If you've helped me in the past, you can request Gratitude to clone herself into your PC, otherwise, don't bother asking, she comes to you, not the other way around. You can also help Gratitude clone herself into other people's PC's, if they help you as well (IE, conditional redistribution rights. You can redistribute her only if you do so as a gift to those who help you.)!
 
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All redistribution rights are non-redis by default. However, they can (and probably will be) provided if you ask.
All Pokemon have been leveled to lvl 100 unless stated otherwise.
All Pokemon here are available for trade, but I will always require something in return. Pokemon here took a lot of effort and work to be completed.
Note, Gold text on an IV means that that stat was Hyper Trained from a non-30 IV stat. Pink text on an IV means that that stat was Hyper Trained from a 30 IV stat. Black text that is underlined on an IV means that that IV is either 30 or 0.

(#022 - Fearow ♀)

OT: Blizz | ID: 20919 | Canyon Entrance (Sevii Islands)
Jolly | Keen Eye | Soft Reset - Wild Encounter
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 10 | 31 | 31 (HP Flying)
Ev'd: Double Edge, Drill Run, Drill Peck, Endure
{252 Atk / 8 SpD / 252 Spd}







The majestic predator of the sky takes her rightful place as the ultimate nuke! Double-Edge Fearow was a bucket list Pokemon I wanted, and so I went all in. Soft reset a wild encounter on a legit Leaf Green cart, and here we are! I decided to make her a semi-Ribbon project as well, just beacuse she looks prettier that way. She doesn't have any of the Gen 3 Hoenn ribbons, beacuse frankly I don't have 600+ USD to drop on a legit Emerald cart. I used the Poke Classic Network to access WFC for the World Ability Ribbon. She still has the transfer-only move Endure because I needed it for Gen 4 contests and I never removed it. No real reason to remove it now. U-Turn is the optimal replacement if you intend to use her in a competitive format.
IVs Before Hyper Training: 28 HP, 1 Atk, 31 Def, 10 SpAtk, 14 SpD, 24 Spd


(#392 - Infernape "Zuihou" ♀)

OT: Black | ID: 59209 | Goldenrod City (Johto)
Timid | Blaze | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 30 | 30 | 31 (HP Ground)
Ev'd: Flamethrower, Vacuum Wave, Nasty Plot, Slack Off
{252 Atk / 8 Def / 252 Spd}







A long-term project finally complete! Zuihou makes her all the way from Gen 4 with every ribbon! I started work on this project all the way back in 2016, when I was really interested in getting a Vacuum Wave Infernape. Over time, that project evolved into what it is now. One of the issues I faced was that I was (and still am) too potato brained to RNG abuse. Zuihou is el-natural, IE I spent 6 months of my life constantly breeding Chimchar until I finally got her. I used the Poke Classic Network to access WFC for the World Ability Ribbon. Her name Zuihou is derived from Zuì Hóu in Chinese, or Drunken Monkey after the famous Kung Fu style.
 
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All redistribution rights are non-redis by default. However, they can (and probably will be) provided if you ask.
All Pokemon have been leveled to lvl 100 unless stated otherwise.
All Pokemon in this section are free (Check Trading Information/Rules for a better explanation)

Note, Gold text on an IV means that that stat was Hyper Trained from a non-30 IV stat. Pink text on an IV means that that stat was Hyper Trained from a 30 IV stat. Black text that is underlined on an IV means that that IV is either 30 or 0.

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OT: {Original Trainer} | ID: {Trainer ID on Pokemon} | {Location Hatched (Region)}
{Nature} | {Ability} | {Method of Obtaining = Standard Breeding, Save State Restore Method, Soft-Reset, etc.}
IVs: HP | Atk | Def | SpAtk | SpD | Spd ({Hidden Power})
Ev'd: {Attacks Currently Taught to Pokemon}
{Effort Value Distribution = { / / }}
{Obtained Ribbons}
Any blurbs about the Pokemon will be here.
 
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(#006 - Charizard ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Timid | Solar Power | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 30 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Solar Beam, Flamethrower, Hidden Power, Roost
{4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Okay, okay, I know I usually don't go around breeding super ubers like the famous Charizard, but with the new access to Fast Ball I just had to! He looks fantastic. Drought + Solar Beam makes for a terrifying combo that few Pokemon can beat, thus making him a one of the best beaters around. That being said, with the addition of Accelrock this little dragon faces an uphill battle, even more so with the continuing presence of Stealth Rock. I've used Charizard on numerous occasions, both in direct play throughs and on competitive teams, and he never fails excite a battle into overdrive.


(#015 - Beedrill ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Sniper | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Poison Jab, X-Scissor, Drill Run, Knock Off
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

I LOVE BEEDRILL. There, I said it. Nothing you can do to change my mind. People complain, "Oh stupid Game Freak, they made another OP Mega, boo." No, Beedrill is a Mega done right. They had a Gen 1 Pokemon that saw little use beacuse of its power-creep'd stats, and they made it into an absolute monster, though not utterly OP. That's Megas done right I say. In any case, it has a fantastic design that just oozes the scheme of Mega Evolution, and seems like a natural progression to what Beedrill would become. In any case, with the ability activation order switch with Megas that occured with Gen 7, Beedrill became even stronger since it didn't need to run Protect any longer. Needless to say, I use Beedrill often and always have fun squishing all the scrubs.


(#020 - Raticate ♂)

OT: Isidore | ID: 25400 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Jolly | Guts | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Facade, Sucker Punch, Flame Wheel, Swords Dance
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

Well here's a blast from the past, Guts Raticate. Alolan Raticate has nothing on OG Raticate. Sure, he's old fashioned, but Alolan Raticate lost speed and power for more bulk and a 4X Weakness to Fighting. Rip in pieces. I love using Raticate for some quick Guts trolling (along with my Toxic Boost Zangoose), beacuse once he gets his status, there's not much any team can do against him. Along with Fearow, I rate him as one of the most underappreciated Gen 1 charms. I'm running Flame Wheel on him beacuse Forretress doesn't enjoy it, but you can U-Turn for some quick getaways.


(#025 - Pikachu ♂
)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Hasty | Lightning Rod | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 30 | 30 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Volt Tackle, Thunderbolt, Hidden Power, Grass Knot
{4 Atk / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Yeah, going with the classics hard. Pikachu is such an icon in pop-culture, it's hard not to see him as the face of the franchise. I'll agree that he's not bad, but I just feel that maybe they should honor him in some way other than releasing him in some variant form that can't be transferred. It's just more annoying than anything worth my time, even if they are pretty cool. I really like Volt Tackle for that reason, but eck, trying to breed for nature variants, let alone looking for a flawless IV's and Hidden Power is just too much. That's why I haven't bred one before now. But, through the magic that is shiny printing, now I've got one.


(#026 - Alolan Raichu ♂
)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Modest | Surge Surfer | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 0 | 30 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Focus Blast, Thunderbolt, Psychic. Hidden Power
{252 SpAtk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}

I built this A-Raichu for mono-type battles. I used A-Raichu in Alola for my first play through, and to be frank, it kind of underwhelmed me (not unlike most of the Alolan variants). Typing is mediocre, ability is situational, moves are pretty bad, etc. My Fearow is a better Pokemon, and I'm still using him today for SRing Legends! Maybe it's just my disgust with Gen 7 in general, but I can't really get to like A-Raichu. Still, A-Raichu hits like a truck, especially given how weak SpD is in the general meta.


(#051 - Alolan Dugtrio "Kahanamoku" ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Tangling Hair | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 31 | 31 | 10 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Iron Head, Sucker Punch, Memento
{252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}

I had a hard time with this one. At first, I wasn't going to breed him shiny, since he's one of the uglier shiny Pokemon. But, after more head scratching, I finally found a matching ball that worked-the Beast Ball. First time using it on a Pokemon, but oh boy was that a struggle. At least he's got the power to make it worthwhile. Named after Duke Kahanamoku, a famous competitive swimmer who helped popularize surfing. Often called the Father of Modern Surfing.


(#059 - Arcanine "Mr. PB" ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Wela Volcano Park (Alola)
Calm | Intimidate | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 0 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 31 (HP Grass)
Ev'd: Heat Wave, Snarl, Will-O-Wisp, Morning Sun
{244 HP / 188 Def / 76 SpD}

I've used Arcanine on many occasions and through several playthroughs, and I've enjoyed using him in the past. But lately I just don't like using Arcanine. There's nothing really unique about him at this point, and there are now plenty of fantastic fire types that are just more fun to use. Dont get me wrong, Arcanine is still pretty good, but I just feel the spark is gone. In any case, this bulky SpAtk Arcanine set is fairly unique since I almost always run Arcanine as a physical attacker, so I decided to do it. Works well enough, and it's pretty funny (and effective) when people get confused when you hit them with a Heat Wave over a Flare Blitz. Named 'Mr. PB' after Mr. Peanutbutter from Bojack Horseman.


(#065 - Alakazam "Kusuo" ♂
)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Timid | Magic Guard | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 0 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 30 (HP Fire)
Ev'd: Focus Blast, Psychic, Shadow Ball, Calm Mind
{4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 252 SpAtk}

Alakazam is a pretty classic powerhouse. Even though he's fallen from his OP period during Gen 1 what with the combined special stat and all, he's still a relevant powerhouse. I haven't actually used Alakazam in anything except random Showdown battles since Gen 4 where my friend kicked my behind with his Alakazam which he eventually cloned for me, but who knows? Maybe I'll get around to using him again. Named after the main character from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.


(#068 - Machamp "1KPunchMan" ♂
)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Adamant | No Guard | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 10 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Dynamic Punch, Ice Punch, Knock Off, Wide Guard
{252 HP / 188 Atk / 68 Def}

"1KPunch Man"! Haha!... you don't get it? Like,... he can punch 1 thousand times in 2 seconds... and like One Punch Man... no? Just me? ;-; forever alone. Machamp is one of the few Gen 1 Pokemon that continues to carve out a niche for itself, in much part thanks to Dynamic Punch and No Guard, much like how Golurk continues to thrive with that same combo. However, he faces alot of competition these days. The Talonflame meta made him pretty much a slot waste, and the addition of fairies (especially now the Tapus) leaves him with more weakness than strengths. Still, Machamp has fantastic damage, and he can be a surprising asset if you use him sparingly.


(#080 - Slowbro ♂)

OT: Blizzard | ID: 16303 | Lumiose City (Kalos)
Bold | Regenerator | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Psychic, Scald, Calm Mind, Slack Off
{252 HP / 80 Def / 176 SpD}



Oh how do I love me some Mega Slowbro! It's such a funny design, and it makes me want squeeze that chubby little body. I even actually have a plush of M-Slow! That being said, the ideal set is generally without the mega, but when have I ever prioritized optimal builds over looks? Doesn't matter, Slowbro will easily outlast almost any threat you face.


(#082 - Magneton "Lorentz" Ø)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Timid | Analytic | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 30 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Thunderbolt, Flash Cannon, Volt Switch, Hidden Power
{252 SpAtk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}

It's a Gen 1 Classic, Magneton! The first time I saw Magneton was in the original manga, when Red got caught on the S.S. Anne. Magneton might have lost a lot of its thunder since Gen 1, but it still carves out a niche as a faster, weaker version of Magnezone. Thanks to Gen 7, I don't have to RNG abuse for a matching ball one anymore, so I had time to breed this little metal gem. Named after Lorentz forces, a...well... I'm not a physicist so just look it up.


(#087 - Dewgong ♀)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Calm | Thick Fat | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 30 | 30 | 31 (HP Ground)
Ev'd: Ice Beam, Perish Song, Toxic, Encore
{248 HP / 8 SpAtk / 252 SpD}

I think a lot of Gen 1 designs have not aged particularly great. Golem, Golduck, and well, Dewgong, are just a few of the kinda bland Gen 1 Pokemon that are only really iconic beacuse of that status. Walrein, for example, just looks epic! That doesn't mean Dewgong doesn't have some niche, Perish Song stallers are always fun to play around with, even if they aren't particularly viable.


(#091 - Cloyster ♂
)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Skill Link | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 10 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Icicle Spear, Rapid Spin, Toxic Spikes, Shell Smash
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

Cloyster, the Gen 1 powerhouse that has somehow been able to remain relevant throughout the years, is such a great Shell Smash user. Okay, his typing leaves him open to a lot of common weaknesses, but with such great versatility and viability, it's not hard to see why he's always been a fan favorite. I haven't used a Cloyster competitively since X&Y, but I'm sure he'll be a ready to go when I need him next.


(#099 - Kingler ♂
)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Adamant | Hyper Cutter | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 10 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Crabhammer, Knock Off, Swords Dance, Agility
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

Kingler has seen some rough years. He no longer has the speed to keep up with much of his Gen 1 brethren, and only a niche sweeper role (which I usually use Rhydon for, beacuse of his bulk). However, Kingler still has a lot of power and when he hits, he hits hard. I do think Kingler would be a fantastic option for a new regional variant however, decrease his Def and buff his Speed, and he could become an excellent sweeper in the lower tiers.


(#103 - Alolan Exeggutor ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Quiet | Frisk | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 1 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Draco Meteor, Flamethrower, Giga Drain, Trick Room
{248 HP / 252 SpAtk / 8 SpD}

Okay, someone really needs to fix the screen size of this Pokemon. Maybe have his head bend down a bit? Otherwise he's just always somewhat off-screen. I don't really have any fond memories of normal, Kanto Exeggutor, and I really struggle with its design. But Alolan Exeggutor really does something for me, I don't know. Sadly, it retains that 4x Weakness moving from the rare Bug type to the common Ice type, so that does him no favors. Still, that speed debuff works well in his favor, allowing him to do fairly well on a Trick Room team. Good solid beater with that monstrous Special Attack.


(#112 - Rhydon ♂)

OT:
Isidore | ID: 25400 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Jolly | Lightning Rod | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 4 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Stone Edge Swords, Stance, Rock Polish
{252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}



Muhahaha! Dancing Dino == OP! I used this Rhydon in the Kanto Classic, and we did pretty dang good. Built for a full offensive set, and once he gets his set ups in, he's just OP, not just in the Kanto Classic. In honor of how much he's done for me as a friend and an ally, I made him into a ribbon project.


(#121 - Starmie Ø)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Timid | Analytic | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 30 (HP Fire)
Ev'd: Hydro Pump, Psychic, Ice Beam, Recover
{252 SpAtk / 4 Spd / 252 Spd}

Starmie doesn't get alot of love these days. Many other pokes can do its role better than it can, and take a hit. However, Starmie has something these other noobs don't have. Guts. Not the ability, but the wherewithal to keep hitting back no matter how much you defend. There's been alot of Starmies in-game in S&M, and I decided to breed one. Bring one on your team, and you'll really surprise your opponents.


(#124 - Jynx ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Mount Lanakila (Alola)
Timid | Dry Skin | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 0 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 30 (HP Fire)
Ev'd: Ice Beam, Psyshock, Nasty Plot, Lovely Kiss
{252 SpAtk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}

Damn it Jynx! Stop being so bloody OP! In my playthrough of Pokemon LeafGreen (I did so in order to get some special Move Tutor Pokemon), I had a gap in my team where I needed to counter Fighting and Dragon Pokemon beyond brute force. Thus, I picked up the behemoth Jynx to fill that roll. Little did I know how OP Jynx is. Seriously. I almost completely solo'd the E4 with Jynx. Alas, that left all my other Pokemon underleveled, while my Jynx is swole as a Machamp. Whelp I'm going to be grinding for the next few weeks, thanks Jynx.


(#128 - Tauros ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Poni Plains (Alola)
Jolly | Intimidate | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 8 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Return, Zen Headbutt, Rock Slide
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

Tauros is a fun, if straightforward Pokemon to use. Slap on a Choice Band, and he's just going to wreck face, especially beacuse of that nice coverage. Not only that, but he's just got that solid Gen 1 charm. I haven't actually used a Tauros in any fighting scenario since Gen 4, but who knows, since Tauros is available in the Gen 7 Pokedex, maybe he will get some play. Now if only Game Freak could re-release HA Rock Climb Tauros... that would be great :P


(#130 - Gyarados ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Melemele Sea (Alola)
Jolly | Intimidate | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 15 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Waterfall, Crunch, Ice Fang, Dragon Dance
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

Everyone remembers the shiny Gyarados from Johto, and I can't be the only person who loved using it on their team during their playthrough. Gyarados is a fantastic Pokemon, with great coverage and potential to sweep thanks to the ever powerful Dragon Dance. However, I haven't used one competitively since. Perhaps it's time to pick up the old girl again and let her wrath reign supreme...


(#149 - Dragonite "Elliott" ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Mount Hokulani (Alola)
Jolly | Multiscale | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Outrage, Earthquake, Extreme Speed, Dragon Dance
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

Design wise, I don't think Dragonite has held up. Sure it's generically classic, but there's so many fantastically designed dragon-type Pokemon that really can't dedicate any room in my heart for him. That's not to say he's bad in a fight; Dragonite is one of the best dragons to use with plenty of sets. I've gone with the classic physical set, but I slot him onto any of my teams and he would instantly make it stronger. Something to be said about a Pokemon who holds up like that. Named after Elliott, the dragon from Pete's Dragon.
 
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(#159 - Croconaw ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Sheer Force | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Waterfall, Crunch, Aqua Jet, Dragon Dance
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

All the offensive power of Feraligatr with all the chubbiness Totodile, Croconaw finds an amazing niche as a Dragon Dance sweeper in Middle Cup. Dont let appearances fool you, he will crush your skull in if he gets the chance. You could switch Aqua Jet for Ice Punch, but tbh you don't really need the coverage in most cases, and priority could mean life or death - Croconaw is still outsped by a lot of threats, even after you get a Dance off.


(#160 - Feraligatr "Cipactli" ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Hano Beach (Alola)
Jolly | Sheer Force | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 31 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Waterfall, Crunch, Ice Punch, Dragon Dance
{4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd}

I have nightmares about Feraligatr, which is why I probably haven't used one ever. Friend of mine used to have a hacked one, one with No Guard and Sheer Cold (I think you see where this is going). Here comes me thinking I'm hot stuff, only to loose handedly to 0HKO hits. This was a long time ago so I've definitely gotten stronger since then, but still...shudders. Named after the primeval sea monster in Aztec mythology who's body was used to build the earth.


(#171 - Lanturn ♀)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Modest | Volt Absorb | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 30 (HP Fire)
Ev'd: Ice Beam, Scald, Volt Switch, Hidden Power
{172 SpAtk / 136 SpD / 200 Spd}

I struggle to understand Lanturn. On the one hand, it's plump and friendly, almost looks like she's smiling. On the other hand, Lanturn is an angler fish, and baits in prey to murder them. It's right there in the Pokedex entry. Death by kindness? Doesn't help that she hits like a wet noddle either, some predator. Still, a unique typing and fantastic hit points allows her to wear down opponents. Just don't stare into the light too long.


(#180 - Flaafy "Pris" ♀)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Calm | Static | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 30 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Hidden Power, Charge Beam, Cotton Guard, Rest
{204 HP / 20 Def / 56 SpAtk / 228 Spd}

OMFG SO CUTE AND FLUFFY!!!!! Flaaffy is just designed to be squeezed, and I mean, come on, how could you even resist? Of course, again as a middle evolution, Flaaffy gets overlooked when looking for potential but don't worry, this little bugger is a monster once she sets up. Charge Beam increases her Special Attack potentially, Hidden Power Ice deals with threats, Cotton Guard makes her absolutely tanky, and Rest heals back any damage. I saw this set somewhere, and I just had to have it! Furthermore, she's just fun to battle with, not too OP but not just trash either. The little cutie is niche, but don't count her out in a battle. Named after Pris Stratton from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?


(#182 - Bellossom ♀)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Modest | Chlorophyll | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 30 | 30 | 31 (HP Ground)
Ev'd: Moonblast, Giga Drain, Quiver Dance, Sleep Powder
{252 SpAtk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}

I used to only see Bellossom as sun support. Run Chlorophyll with Sunny Day, some powders, and good stuff. Then Gen 7 rolled around, and this little bae got Quiver Dance! One of the best sweeper moves in the game for one of the worst somewhat competitive Pokemon! Right up my alley. I've used her with some success on Showdown, but not so much on Battle Spot yet. But I'm going to keep trying!


(#195 - Quagsire ♂
)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Seaward Cave (Alola)
Relaxed | Unaware | SSR Method
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 |
31 | 31 | 0 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Scald, Toxic, Recover
{252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD}

Quagsire, oh Quagsire, how derpy you are. Why are you more oblivious than Slowbro in tar? :P. In Gen 4, when I first met Wooper in the swamps, I couldn't imagine anyone would actually want to use one of these. Paired with the slow crawl of the swamp and their ubiquity, I really grew to despise them, and all I could see them for was their plainness. It's like they don't have any personality. However, once you get to know them, that dull, straight smile is what gives Quagsire their charm. I used Quagsire as my toxic stall in my Gen 6 OR team, and with Unaware, he works wonders. Just don't stay in for a nasty Grass Knot from a Greninja.


(#202 - Wobbuffet "Okiagari" ♀)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Calm | Shadow Tag | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Mirror Coat, Counter, Encore, Destiny Bond
{204 HP / 52 Def / 252 SpD}

This is a more traditional Wobbuffet set, designed to stall out and provide support to other teammates. While passive, Wobbuffet still plays a major roll in supporting teammates and can act as a fantastic beater if you can succeed in outplaying your opponent. Personally however, I'm an idiot and I can never get Wobbuffet to maximize her potential since I have an aggressive play style. She's named after the first part of Wobbuffet's inspiration, the "Okiagari-Koboshi" doll.


(#202 - Wobbuffet "Koboshi" ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Timid | Shadow Tag | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Mirror Coat, Counter, Encore, Charm
{124 Def / 132 SpD / 252 Spd}

This Wobbuffet is a more aggressive Pokemon, designed to really maximize its Encore trolling potential. It's IV's allow it to out-speed neutral base 70 Pokemon, which means you can really play havoc with slower walls Wobbuffet might face. It's not a popular set, and I only really built him up beacuse I bred him on accident and it was too good an opportunity to pass up. He's named after the second part of Wobbuffet's inspiration, the "Okiagari-Koboshi" doll.


(#203 - Girafarig ♀)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Timid | Sap Sipper | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Psychic, Nasty Plot, Substitute, Baton Pass
{252 SpAtk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

This is actually my second Battle Ready Girafarig. Turns out, my first one in Gen 6 actually had the offensive IV's in the wrong places. Whoops! Still, while I don't use her very often, I like using Girafarig as a low-tier passer over others like Mr. Mime. That's mostly beacuse Sap Sipper is such a great ability, but also beacuse she's such and underplayed Pokemon despite the support potential. Don't hesitate to try her out some time though, she won't let you down!


(#208 - Steelix ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Impish | Sturdy | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 8 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Heavy Slam, Stealth Rock, Roar
{252 HP / 56 Def / 200 SpD}

I used to think Steelix was epic in my younger ages, when I played through the Gen 4 games. I mean, come on, a giant steel worm? Has to be pretty good. I spent a good couple of weeks catching these guys on Victory Road for fun. When Gen 6 came around and I was filling out my dex for the first time, I traded a bunch of Gen 4 Steelix to get the mons I needed. So.. if you see a Gen 4 Steelix floating around... there's a possible chance it might be one of mine... XD. While Steelix is alright, and pretty dang bulky, it really doesn't have the offensive threats or longevity the current meta wants. I built this one as a bulky mega rocks setter, but you could retrool this to be more bulky offensive.


(#208 - Steelix ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Brave | Sturdy | SSR Method
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 |
10 | 31 | 0 (HP Water)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Stone Edge, Gyro Ball, Curse
{252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD}

This is where Steelix really shines for offensive power. Spam the Curses, try not to die, then eat up faster mons with Gryo Ball. Of course, you could always pull off Gyro Ball and go with Heavy Slam for Trick Room builds, but that's your prerogative. I do wonder if Shiny Steelix is actually made out of gold... might explain where nuggets come from...


(#210 - Granbull ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Hano Grand Resort (Alola)
Impish | Intimidate | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 10 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Play Rough, Roar, Heal Bell
{252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def}

I probably wouldn't have a battle-ready Granbull if it wasn't for my bovine giveaway. Granbull is just kind of forgettable, he's strong, but just not anything to write home about. Furthermore, for some reason he has a female weighted gender-ratio, which is pretty un-explainable. Best answer I could find was that Granbull "looks feminine" -_-. His new fairy typing helped I supposed, but I don't really see Granbull being a fairy type, it seems just kind of forced.


(#214 - Heracross ♂)

OT: Isidore | ID: 25400 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Adamant | Moxie | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 1 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Close Combat, Pin Missile, Rock Blast, Swords Dance
{240 HP / 136 Atk / 132 Spd}

How long has Heracross been waiting to be added here? Too long. Sure, Heracross isn't as good as its buddy Pinsir in sweeping thanks to its new mega, but Heracross is a beast with that Skill Link. I usually have to Baton Pass speed onto him, or set up Tailwind, but once he gets rolling, I have really have no issues 0HKO'ing everything that doesn't resist him. I went for the standard OU set on him, but personally I like the Jolly set more.


(#219 - Magcargo "Taraban" ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Calm | Flame Body | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 0 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 31 (HP Grass)
Ev'd: Lava Plume, Rock Slide, Stealth Rock, Recover
{248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD}

I've always associated Magcargo with Camerupt - even though they're nothing alike. It's led to me putting her off, unfortunately. Why would I catch the weird lava snail when there's a freaking volcano camel right next door? Which is a shame really, Magcargo is quite the fun, and I vividly remember using a Shell Smash variant to much success. That's not this build (this is more standard) but it's worth giving Magcargo a chance. Bred HP Grass if you want to hit some niche builds with a bit of suprise fun. Named after the snail monster from Ultraman Taiga.


(#221 - Piloswine ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Adamant | Thick Fat | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Icicle Crash, Ice Shard, Stealth Rock
{252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def}

Until Gen 4, Piloswine was the final evolution of the Swinub line...which makes him perfect for Middle Cup! And for other tiers, of course. Thick Fat, and a nice offensive stat line makes for a good, bulky, and offensive Stealth Rocker. Unfortunately, Piloswine does have a weak type combination which does often lead to issues. But, I think the benefits outweigh the negatives, which makes Piloswine a great pick for any team!


(#241 - Miltank ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Careful | Thick Fat | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 8 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Body Slam, Milk Drink, Thunder Wave, Heal Bell
{252 HP / 240 SpD / 16 Spd}

Miltank is a bit weird. I don't like using Miltank, but I understand how powerful it is with that bulk and Milk Drink spam. However... those flapping teats... *shudder*. I'm running Thunder Wave on this one for the Milk Drink spam, but Toxic works as well. I'm also running a Careful nature and a SpD spread beacuse Thick Fat works against Fire and Ice types, who are usually special attackers.
 
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(#267 - Blaziken ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Sun)
Naughty | Speed Boost | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 0 | 30 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Flare Blitz, Hidden Power, Low Kick, Swords, Dance
{252 Atk / 4 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

I don't really like Blaziken in his normal form. It's just a bit, well, unwieldy and spindly. He doesn't look like he's going to fight. I much rather prefer his Mega Form, that is a real fighter in view. But, apparently Hidden Power Ice/Mixed Blaziken is popular now, so I kind of only bred him for that reason. But I can see why he's popular, Speed Boost+Swords Dance is just too powerful a combo. Heck, he can even Baton Pass into something else if need be.


(#288 - Vigoroth ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Vital Spirit | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Return, Bulk Up, Substitute, Slack Off
{252 HP / 240 SpD / 16 Spd}

Slaking's Truant is just...not fun to play around. So, why not just stop at Vigoroth! Vigoroth finds a good niche with his speed and bulk, which makes him great at setting up against bulkier enemies. The lack of coverage can be an issue however - which I found out the hard way when trying to get his Battle Royal ribbon and ended up against 3 ghost types in the endgame. Good times.


(#302 - Sableye ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Sun)
Careful | Prankster | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Knock Off, Will-O-Wisp, Recover, Protect
{248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD}

R.I.P. M-Sableye Gen 6-Gen 7, you will be missed. With the change in action priority in Gen 7 being a huge boon to some Megas like my fav Beedrill, it also resulted in a huge dip in viability for Pokemon like Sableye, who wanted to use their normal ability for as long as possible. At least his Mega Ability is still fantastic if situational. Now, Sableye isn't bad, but it can't pull off sweeps like it used to. Full utility set on this one, since it's the only set I've had luck with on him this gen.


(#305 - Lairon ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Adamant | Rock Head | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Head Smash, Earthquake, Toxic, Stealth Rock
{252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def}

Honestly, I thought Lairon would be a a bit of a dud. Turns, out, base 140 Defense on a NFE Pokemon is absolutely insane, especially when paired with an Eviolite. You hit Defense totals higher than non-Mega Aggron, which makes watching much stronger Pokemon bounce off you even more fun. Typing is always an issue, but Lairon can really hold his own!


(#308 - Medicham ♀)

OT: Isidore | ID: 25400 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Jolly | Pure Power | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 6 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: High Jump Kick, Ice Punch, Fake Out, Bullet Punch
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

I think my perception of Medicham has been ruined by Route 216 for far too long. I remember dumpstering these Pokemon on my way to Snowpoint a lot - everyone gets a Staraptor in Sinnoh, so they're never going to be a threat. Yet, that hides the true power - or rather pure power of these Pokemon. Suddenly having base 120 (or 200) attack gives Medicham some amazing stopping power. I regret sleeping on Medicham, but I'm happy that I can use one now!


(#321 - Wailord ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Poni Breaker Coast (Sun)
Calm | Pressure | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 5 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Scald, Substitute, Aqua Ring, Protect
{252 Def / 4 SpAtk / 252 SpD}

I know, I know, this Wailord is flawed (doesn't have 0 IV's in Atk). But since I gave it away, I decided I might as well just include it in my Battle Readies. I'll probably re-breed her once I hit a flawless shiny SpAtk spread in the future. You know, Waillord is mostly air (it's the largest Pokemon, not the heaviest), beacuse it draws inspiration from blimps. So instead of Latio/as and Charizard as our soaring/flying Pokemon, can we have Wailord fly us around? :3 That would be epic, and tons of fun given that the soaring mechanic was one of the things that made ORAS great for me.


(#323 - Camerupt "Etna" ♀
)

OT: Yugi | ID: 12193 | Reversal Mountain (Unova)
Modest | Solid Rock | RNG Abuse
IVs: 31
| 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Flamethrower, Earth Power, Stealth Rock, Toxic
{248 HP / 176 SpAtk / 84 Spd}



I have vivid memories of using a Camerupt on my first Platinum playthrough when I was younger. I transferred one over from Diamond and, oh boy did he steamroll through everything. Unfortunately, that's when I learned Pokemon don't listen to you when they're leveled too high. Fortunately, he listened to me after Byron smote my entire team, and I barely synched the win. Etna will help you synch wins as well - it's just what Camerupt do. Named after Mt. Etna in Greece.


(#332 - Cacturne ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Haina Desert (Alola)
Mild | Water Absorb | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 30 (HP Psychic)
Ev'd: Dark Pulse, Energy Ball, Sucker Punch, Spikes
{4 Atk / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

I first saw a Cacturne in my Diamond playthrough. I was in the postgame, and was in the desert area above the Resort Area. Perhaps not the most interesting Pokemon to find on that route, but I had no idea it existed. Furthermore, I had no idea what typing it was. So I just assumed my Alakazam would have no issue defeating it. Yes, I kept trying to Psychic a Cacturne, I'm just that brilliant. Needless to say, Alakazam didn't make it. Competitively however, I really haven't had a chance to use a Cacturne, but a mixed set is always really fun. Keeps your opponent guessing, just like that first Cacturne confused me. Running HP Psychic on it even though it's niche. Mostly there to hit Fighting and Poison types harder, especially Toxicroak who could come in and set up on Cacturne easily, as it likes to do.


(#335 - Zangoose ♂)

OT: Isidore | ID: 25400 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Adamant | Toxic Boost | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Close Combat, Return, Knock Off, Quick Attack
{252 Atk / 8 Def / 248 Spd}



Who's an angry little mongoose? Is it you? Yes you are, you're the angry little mongoose! I have a soft spot for Zangoose, so angry yet so plump and fuzzy...as long as you ignore those enormous claws. As one of my favorite Pokemon, I thought it only right that I put in a little extra effort and get all the ribbons.


(#340 - Wishcash "Namazu" ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Sun)
Naive | Hydration | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Ice Beam, Waterfall, Dragon Dance
{252 Atk / 4 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

There's only one great earthquake detector in the world, and that's Whiscash! Whiscash is based of the Namazu (which is why mine has its nickname as such), a mythical Japanese catfish that lived in the mud around Japan and caused earthquakes. In earthquake warning systems in Japan, they'll often use a catfish to signal seismic danger! Pretty nifty. However, you don't want your opponent to know you're going to be hitting hard with a boosted EQ from Whiscash! I've found Whiscash to be an excellent end game sweeper, simply beacuse it hits most of its tier with at least neutral hits, and it gets access to the go-to sweeper move, Dragon Dance, but I like to set up with entry hazards first, just in case.


(#342 - Crawdaunt ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Adaptability | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 1 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Crabhammer, Knock Off, Aqua Jet, Dragon Dance
{252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}

Okay, I know I should have put Crawdaunt in a Lure Ball to really get that matching color scheme. Sue me. Maybe if I get time for another set in the future. Still, he's a fantastically functional Pokemon that's highly underrated. Not only does he get access to Dragon Dance, the second best stat boosting move in the game for sweeps (under only the legendary Speed Boost + Swords Dance combo), but his typing allows him to hit pretty much the entire Metagame for at least neutral damage. The only reason I don't use him more is beacuse my bro Hawlucha fills his roll and I love him to pieces soooo....


(#344 - Claydol "Kamegaoka"
)

OT: Yugi | ID: 12193 | Relic Castle (Unova)
Bold | Levitate | RNG Abuse
IVs: 31
| 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Psychic, Earth Power, Rapid Spin, Stealth Rock
{252 HP / 120 Def / 136 Spd}



I'm not a fan of Claydol. It just looks odd-unique, but odd. But that doesn't mean I don't like what it can do. It's really nice being able to throw out a defensive lead that isn't lopsided towards Def or SpD. Not to mention, you get both Stealth Rocks and Rapid Spin on the same Pokemon - a package deal! Levitate adds some options that most leads don't have either. So I really have to appreciate what Claydol can do. Named after the Kamegaoka Stone Age Site, where many Shakōkidogū have been found.


(#367 - Huntail ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Sun)
Naughty | Water Veil | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Ice Beam, Waterfall, Sucker Punch, Shell Smash
{252 Atk / 4 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Ooooo Baby, Huntail is REALLY underappreciated. With access to Shell Smash, it can set up for a sweep fairly easily, and with Sucker Punch, it can hit back hard just when you thought you had it done for. However, it's a bit slow sadly, but just beacuse something is slow, doesn't mean it can't sweep. Though, I still can't figure out what shell it's smashing for Shell Smash, is it the head fin? So weird...


(#368 - Gorebyss ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Sun)
Modest | Swift Swim | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 31 (HP Grass)
Ev'd: Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Hidden Power, Shell Smash
{4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Gorebyss is one of those pokemon you forget easily. It's not as great as its duplicate, Huntail, and it has a hard time setting that Shell Smash up. However, it gets a much stronger Hidden Power, which is great against common Water types in the tier like Gastrodon, something Huntail has a hard time dealing with. Just got to play it smooth with her.


(#369 - Relicanth ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Lake of the Moone (Sun)
Adamant | Rock Head | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 10 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Head Smash, Earthquake, Zen Headbutt, Waterfall
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

Awww Poor Relicanth, always trying to be a Fossil Pokemon, but just didn't get quite extinct enough. Relicanth is pretty much a one trick pony, hit hard and keep on hitting (As a support it's alright, but there are better choices). Not much finesse in that. Of course, that doesn't mean he isn't good, most Pokemon do not like getting a Stab+Choice Band+Base 150 Head Smash to the face, not to mention he's protected from recoil thanks to Rock Head. Rock Polish set is a bit niche, so I went with a Choice Band set instead.


(#367 - Metagross Ø)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Sun)
Jolly | Clear Body | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 16 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Meteor Mash, Zen Headbutt, Hammer Arm, Rock Polish
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

It's the OP metal tank it's self, Metagross! I don't really like the design of non-mega Metagross, but when he goes mega... he's tots epic. Probably one of the best megas in the game (Mega Slow is still too epic, but Mega Meta comes close). This set is built for his mega form, but Jolly ones can be retooled pretty easily. Of course, now he's banned from OU, so who knows how he'll fair in Ubers, and of course TPC seems adamant about erasing Megas from existence... stupid Z Moves...


(#367 - Metagross Ø)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Sun)
Adamant | Clear Body | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 16 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Meteor Mash, Zen Headbutt, Bullet Punch, Pursuit
{252 HP / 160 Atk / 96 SpD}

Of course, Mega Meta isn't the only way to play Metagross. Assault Vest version does have some utility... though he doesn't have a reliable recovery method. I mostly did this set beacuse I liked how the Lure Ball matched him-great reason, I know-but I really just don't have anything that can connects well with him, especially since most of my pokes operate in the lower tiers...


(#370 - Luvdisc "Aijou" ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Bold | Hydration | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 6 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Sweet Kiss, Charm, Attract, Rain Dance
{248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spd}

Yeah I got nothing on this one. It's a Luvdisc, you know them, you hate or love them. It's a shame really, that Luvdisc never got an evolution. Did I bred her just beacuse I wanted a Pokemon to help better sell the theme of her update (The Binding Ribbons of Love and War)? I'll never tell. Meme build for a meme Pokemon, let this little cupid go wild. Her name Aijō means love/affection in Japanese.


(#373 - Salamence "Firnen" ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Ruins of Abundance (Alola)
Jolly | Intimidate | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Double-Edge, Facade, Dragon Dance, Roost
{4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd}

Finally built a Salmence, one of the best dragon-types ever. Most people have had what, eleven different Salamence at this point? This is my first one. He just never really spoke to me, that's all. That doesn't mean I don't see the hype, oh my heavenly Arceus I see why people like using him. Nothing says power like an Aerilate boosted jet-fighter slamming into you. Named after Arya's dragon Fírnen from the Inheritance series.


(#379 - Registeel "Siegval"
)

OT: Yugi | ID: 12193 | Underground Ruins (Unova)
Calm | Clear Body | RNG Abuse
IVs: 31
| 31 | 31 | 5 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Flash Cannon, Toxic, Stealth Rock, Amnesia
{252 HP / 24 SpAtk / 232 Def}



This is what happens when Blizz gets too excided and doesn't look closely at the fine print. First time RNG abusing a shiny, quickly looked at the optimal build, did it, and saved. Only then did I realize Calm Registeel actually wants Seismic Toss - a Gen 3 exclusive move. Oops. Still, at least it's a pretty shiny, and I'm happy to have it on my team. Replace Amnesia with Protect if you want to use Registeel competitively - I left it on just beacuse I felt like it. You can also replace Flash Cannon with Thunderbolt for more coverage, since your dmg is low regardless. Named after the Siegval Line from Valkyria Chronicles 4.
 
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(#389 - Torterra ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Careful | Shell Armor | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 3 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Wood Hammer, Earthquake, Synthesis, Swords Dance
{252 HP / 180 SpD / 76 Spd}

Torterra is usually considered the worst of the Gen 4 Starters. But to say that it is the worst, really undermines what this guy can do. Sure, Empoleon has better typing and utility, while Infernape can break walls like nobody business, but Torterra has the bulk to set up and take hits. Furthermore, Torterra gets great recovery, something that's hard to find in the lower tiers. Of course, its main STAB, Wood Hammer, deals recoil but that can be healed back. I used Torterra for my second ever Pokemon play through (in Platinum), and while he's slow, he just tanked every single mon in the game, even Flint!


(#394 - Prinplup ♀)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Bold | Defiant | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Ice Beam, Scald, Yawn, Defog
{252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD}

Bulky support defogger, what's not to love? Prinplup is a beast and her moves gives her excellent coverage. One of my go-to Pokemon for Middle Cup, though I would recommend replacing Yawn with Stealth Rocks. I like Yawn beacuse it helps open up momentum for the endgame, but Stealth Rocks is a much better option if that's not your end goal. It's that multi-role strength that makes Prinplup so fun to use.


(#397 - Staravia ♀)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Reckless | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Brave Bird, U-turn, Quick Attack, Defog
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

Staravia is utterly outclassed by Golbat as an offensive Defogger in Middle Cup. But, Staravia does have an advantage in...cuteness? Okay, so there's not much going here. I really just wanted to build Staravia beacuse I have fond memories of Gen 4. But, Staravia does get access to U-turn which makes Staravia a much better pivot, which could be useful. Use at your own risk.


(#400 - Bibarel ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Memorial Hill (Alola)
Careful | Simple | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 8 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Waterfall, Quick Attack, Curse, Rest
{252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD}

I feel for Bibarel, like any of the first-route-normal types that have been so pervasive throughout the Gens, like Raticate, Linoone, and Watchog, to name a few. They usually get relegated to mediocre roles, such as HM slaves, beacuse Game Freak never intended for them to shine. They were meant as a means to help ease new payers into the game. When I first saw Bidoof in Gen 4, I didn't even bother thinking about catching one, why bother when there's plenty of Starly to go around? However, its that weak charm that makes me love using Bibarel even more, beacuse nothing warms my cold dead heart than watching peeps rage quit after being stalled out by Bibarel.


(#409 - Rampardos ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Shear Force | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Iron Head, Zen Headbutt, Crunch, Rock Slide
{252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}

Booya!!! A pokemon based on Pachycephalosaurus is always great! Mkay, I was one of those kids who loved dinosaurs when I was younger. Of course, I eventually grew out of it, but dinosaurs will always be epic. Rampardos is a pretty dang good pokemon... though pretty much a straight forward nuke. Point, charge, noob dies. Simple as that, just run him with a Choice Scarf.


(#411 - Bastiodon ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Blush Mountain (Alola)
Sassy | Sturdy | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 0 (HP Water)
Ev'd: Heavy Slam, Stealth Rock, Toxic, Roar
{252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD}

Honestly, I don't have much to day about Bastiodon. I never played through Pearl, so I only really like Rampardos. And to be frank, Rampardos is a much better Pokemon that Bastiodon. All Bastiodon has going for it is a bulky stall set, whilst Rampardos is an out of control heavy hitter. But I have found use with Bastiodon as a search lead for when I'm not entirely sure what my opponent is going to be running. That giant head-plate does make for a good punching bag so that my other friends can do their job more successfully.


(#414 - Mothim "Mothera-G" ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Rash | Tinted Lens | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 30 | 30 | 31 (HP Ground)
Ev'd: Bug Buzz, Air Slash, U-Turn, Hidden Power
{4 Atk / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Mothim is such an underappreciated pokemon in PU. Okay, sure, it's slow so it needs help to sweep. But once it gets rolling, it's deadly to alot of common PU threats. Let's do some calcs...
252+ SpA Choice Specs Mothim Bug Buzz vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Leafeon: 548-648 (202.2 - 239.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Mothim Air Slash vs. 44 HP / 0 SpD Gourgeist: 408-482 (144.6 - 170.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO

And there's plenty more. However, for some reason Mothim doesn't even get a spot on the viability rankings (as of me writing this). I've done HP Ground on this buddy as it's recommended. Boop the Probopass.


(#414 - Mothim "Mothera-E" ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Rash | Tinted Lens | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Bug Buzz, Air Slash, U-Turn, Hidden Power
{4 Atk / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Mostly the same deal as above, but I've also done HP Electric Mothim because trolling Swanna players who want to set up is fun. Boop the all the Swannas.


(#416 - Vespiquen ♀)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Impish | Pressure | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Attack Order, Toxic, Roost, Protect
{248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD}

Perhaps the most annoying Pokemon to breed are those who have a low female/male ration (or the inverse). Salazzle for one, is cancerous beacuse you need to have that perfect spread for SpAtk. However, I generally find Combee to be a hard breed to preform. Even though it has a slightly better rate, beacuse the distinction between male and female is so obvious you feel incited with joy everytime you get one only to be disappointed when it's not perfect. It's a roller coaster that breaks you down. Still, Vespiquen is a great hard counter to some Pokemon, so I've found niche success with her. Running an old bulky attacker set beacuse few Bug attacks get that sweet Attack Order power with strong sustain.


(#417 - Pachirisu ♀)

OT: Isidore | ID: 25400 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Impish | Volt Absorb | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Iron Tail, Super Fang, Nuzzle, Follow Me
{252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD}


Say... that Pachirisu looks familiar.... where did I see it before... Yup it's a mock up of Sejun Parks Pachirisu from VGC 2014 World Championships! I've dubbed this set "Follow Me Senpai", beacuse its basically Rage Powder Amoonguss, but cuter! Seeing that Pachirisu face down top tier VGC threats was fantastical, and pretty much the biggest thing to inspire me to bring off-meta pokes to any tournaments I go into. Sure, I might lose more, but at least I'll have fun doing it. I've got her running Iron Tail so I could more easily get ribbons, but you should switch that to Protect to be more faithful to the OG.


(#419 - Floatzel ♀)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Naive | Swift Swim | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 30 | 30 | 31 | 31 (HP Grass)
Ev'd: Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Crunch, Hidden Power
{4 Atk / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Floatzel has a fantastic design. A rescue otter, what's not to love? Gen 4 designs are always a pleasure. However, I couldn't bring myself to breed her for the longest time. I wanted Water Veil, but Fast Ball also looked great on her. Luckily Gen 7 gave breeders better ball inheritance...only for me to decide that she'd be better off on a rain team. Oh well, at least I get to admire her beauty now.


(#423 - Gastrodon ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Sassy | Storm Drain | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Scald, Toxic, Recover
{248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD}

Ah, the gooey tank. Gastrodon has always been a surprising Pokemon for me, this unassuming slug never stood out as a defensive powerhouse when I first saw them in Sinnoh. Really it looked like fodder to defeat, didn't even think they were worth catching. Yet time and time again, Gastrodon has held its spot, stalling monsters that far outclass it. Can't find fault with that.


(#429 - Mismagius "Diana" ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Thrifty Megamart (Alola)
Timid | Levitate | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Shadow Ball, Power Gem, Nasty Plot, Taunt
{252 SpAtk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}

Can never have enough Mismagius'... I think. Im always suprised when people dismiss Mismagius' potential. Levitate is ostensibly one of the best abilities in the game, and with such a large movepool there's really not much Mismagius can't do. Not to mention you only ever have to watch out for Dark and other Ghost types, which allows you to check a lot of holes your teams might have. Give it a try, Mismagius won't fail to disappoint! Named after Diana Cavendish from Little Witch Academia.


(#429 - Mismagius ♀)

OT: Isidore | ID: 25400 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Timid | Levitate | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 19 | 30 | 30 | 30 | 30 (HP Fighting)
Ev'd: Thunderbolt, Shadow Ball, Hidden Power, Nasty Plot
{252 SpAtk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}

What, you though Mismagius was only viable for support? When given the right set up, she becomes a nice little sweeper to! Bred for HP Fighting, to deal with those nasty Steel, Dark, and Normal types.


(#432 - Purugly "Princess" ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Hano Grand Resort (Alola)
Jolly | Defiant | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Return, U-Turn, Sucker Punch, Fake Out
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

I really love Gen 4 Pokemom, I really do. Pretty much every single Pokemon has solid designs, and have some competitive viability. But.... Purugly... it literally has 'ugly' right in the name. Glameow at least has some finesse, but Purugly is just a fat cat. I just want to stick a leash on her an see if we exercise her back into good health. Furthermore, that normal typing doesn't help. But at least she gets a lot of priority moves, so you can't really get revenged killed, ever. Named 'Princess' after Princess Caroline from Bojack Horseman.


(#434 - Skuntank "Arsenal" ♂)

OT: Isidore | ID: 25400 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Adamant | Aftermath | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 13 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Crunch, Poison Jab, Sucker Punch, Taunt
{232 Atk / 132 SpD / 144 Spd}



Skuntank has a great design and fantastic coverage to boot. It's a shame really then, that most people will never use it on their team. He doesn't appear early in any game, so most people only actually see one on enemy teams. So, I decided to bring one on my Alola playthrough - and I'm glad I did! His coverage helped dumpster a number of Alola threats and was a great companion along the way. Named Arsenal beacuse of the amount of coverage he provided (ran Play Rough as well) and beacuse he was the powerhouse of my Alola team.


(#437 - Bronzong "Tanokami"
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Sassy | Levitate | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Gyro Ball, Toxic, Stealth Rock
{252 HP / 72 Def / 184 SpD}

When I first encountered Bronzong, it didn't really strike my fancy. But, over time, I've come to love it for what it can offer. Now, Bronzong is my go-to lead on any team I need. I think I've used one in three different generations now-and hopefully many more! This is a Trick-Room set, but it can easily work on non-Trick Room teams if you want. Named after the Japanese harvest kami, Ta-No-Kami.


(#437 - Bronzong "Tlaloc")

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Careful | Levitate | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Heavy Slam, Toxic, Stealth Rock
{252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD}

This Bronzong is designed to work under non-Trick Room teams. Heavy Slam replaces Gyro Ball (due to the speed damage loss), but lets be honest, damage is not what Bronzong excels at. Named after the Mesoamerican god Tlaloc, who was associated with rain, water, and earthly fertility.


(#445 - Garchomp ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Rough Skin | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 18 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Iron Head, Dragon Claw, Protect
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

Everyone has a Garchomp, or has had one. Even a filthy RU/NU/PU lover like me.. :3. I'm posting the one I bred for VGC here, just in case someone really need it. Garchomp is not a bad pokemon, it's just that... well... he's too good. There's no need with finesse when your land shark 0HKO's most of the lesser meta. I'll probably just give him to you for free if you ask.


(#446 - Munchlax ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Careful | Thick Fat | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 2 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Body Slam, Curse, Sleep Talk, Rest
{4 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpD}

What? Munchlax has a competitive set? Are you serious? Okay, Munchlax certainly isn't as powerful as his future evolution, Snorlax, but he does hold his own down in the PU meta, thanks to that wonderful Thick Fat ability. However, beacuse of how tedious it is to get a Munchlax with the correct ability and the proper IV spread (I know, I tried), most people don't even bother. However, Munchlax makes for a fantastic wall if not the best offensive Pokemon in the lower tiers.


(#463 - Lickillicky ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Oblivious | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 16 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Body Slam, Knock Off, Swords Dance
{168 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 84 Spd}

Lickilicky's belly is like a bean bag chair. Probably the best use for her to... :P. I'm joking, but Lickilicky is pretty dang slow, which doesn't help her if she wants to sweep, like she's been built to do. Get her paired with a speed passer however, and watch her,... bounce? roll? I wonder if she can put her tongue back into her mouth, that thing has to be a pain in any fighting situation.


(#454 - Toxicroak "Batracho" ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Dry Skin | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Gunk Shot, Drain Punch, Sucker Punch, Swords Dance
{252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}

Oh man, this has been a long time coming. I bred Toxicroak at the start of Gen 7, ready to get a fantastic offensive monster. Only after I was done did I realize I'd left all my Move Tutors back in Gen 6. Oops. Still, I'm happy I was finally able to get him finished after all this time, Toxicroak is a wonderful Pokemon and has an enormous presence on the battlefield. Avoid the Psychic types though. Named after Batrachotoxin, the poison in poison dart frogs.


(#455 - Carnivine ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Adamant | Levitate | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Power Whip, Knock Off, Swords Dance, Sleep Powder
{188 HP / 252 Atk / 68 Spd}

Let's be honest here, physical Grass Pokemon suffer to have an impact. Monotype doesn't help either, so Carnivine gets left behind a lot. Which is a shame really, it's a fantastic design - though I'm not sure why he was given Levitate as his main ability. I'm not complaining, just seems kind of random. Still, it gives him a niche as a Ground-type wall breaker, which Carnivine works fantastically. He's a strong Pokemon and shouldn't be underestimated.


(#461 - Weavile ♂)

OT: Isidore | ID: 25400 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Jolly | Pressure | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Icicle Crash, Knock Off, Ice Shard, Protect
{248 Atk / 8 SpD / 252 Spd}

I've never been able to use a Weavile on a team before, so when I came to Alola I brought along this little buddy. He was wonderful, great coverage and power and helped me out on a number of fights. I'm glad I was able to have such a wonderful friend on my journey!


(#464 - Rhyperior "Harunobu" ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Brave | Solid Rock | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 0 (HP Water)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Rock Slide, Ice Punch, Protect
{164 HP / 180 Atk / 32 Def / 132 SpD}

After Rhydon, Rhyperior is kind of a let down. You go from the amazing dino to an obligate tank. Still, Rhyperior is quite the powerhouse if tunned correctly (and you avoid both quad weaknesses...oof). Harunobu is tuned specifically to take hits from common threats like Landorus, while able to whack them back. Will also underspeed min-speed Aegislash to whack it with an EQ whilst in blade mode. Named after Takeda Shingen, a feudal daimyō, who's formal name was Harunobu (if you get how he's tied to Rhyperior, pat yourself on the back).


(#466 - Electivire ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Hasty | Vital Spirit | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 30 | 30 | 31 | 31 (HP Grass)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, Hidden Power
{4 Atk / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

I have to confess, when compared to Electivire's Gen 4 compatriots (Rhyperior and Magmortar), I really don't like him at all. It's really sad that physical Electric types get so sidelined, but there's just no reason to use Electivire over any other Pokemon, and running him as a mixed-attacker really can only go so far. Honestly, why not just use Magmortar (one of my all time favorite Pokemon) who does exactly the same job but better at the same tier, or Rhyperior who has more utility? Still, he has that fantastic Gen 4 design that just gives him a solid but fearsome look, so that's pretty much the only reason why I want one. Nostalgic Eye Candy. Sorry Electivire.


(#467 - Magmortar ♂)

OT: Isidore | ID: 25400 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Mild | Vital Spirit | Standard Breeding
IVs: 30 | 30 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 31 (HP Grass)
Ev'd: Fire Blast, Earthquake, Thunderbolt, Hidden Power
{252 SpAtk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}



Who doesn't love a Pokemon with cannons for hands? Magmortar is my go-to guy for any grind I need to do, breeding, collecting items, catching breedables, he can and will do it all for you. Because he's been such a help, I thought that he deserved some love so I got him his ribbons. If you're looking for some help, Magmortar will certainly get it done.


(#475 - Gallade "Clive" ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Ruins of Hope (Alola)
Jolly | Justified | SSR Method
IVs: 31
| 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Close Combat, Swords Dance, Zen Headbutt, Knock Off
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

I had planned to get Gallade in Gen 4, but things didn't work out there. Still wanted one though, since Gallade is one of my all-time favorites (I'm BlizzardHero after all). You basically can't go wrong with a Gallade on your team, so why not try him out? Named after Clive from Fire Emblem: Gaiden/Shadows of Valentia.


(#478 - Froslass "Yukinba" ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Mount Lanakila (Alola)
Timid | Cursed Body | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 0 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 30 (HP Fire)
Ev'd: Ice Beam, Destiny Bond, Taunt, Spikes
{4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Froslass is an epic Pokemon. She's fast, and she can run a lot of moves, and doesn't really suffer from the 4 Slot Syndrome. I'm running a set up spread on her right now, but other sets are fine. Hidden Power Fire is niche, but still usable. Though I will say her shiny form is a bit underwhelming, I think I prefer her normal form. I would also prefer to have her in a Heal Ball I think, but I just didn't have the time. Maybe in the future. Named "Yukinba" as it's a regional variant of Yuki-Onna and my ancestors came from that region.


(#479 - Rotom-Frost Ø)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Timid | Levitate | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 0 | 30 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Blizzard, Thunderbolt, Volt Switch, Trick
{4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Why do I always call Rotom-Frost, Rotom-Freeze? Force of habit, I guess, oh well. Unlike its brethren, Rotom-Frost is usually discarded beacuse it doesn't have the same utility as the others. Its typing leaves it open to a plethora of common weaknesses, and it doesn't have the speed to recover. However, thanks to hail teams getting a new lease of life, Rotom-Frost can now get in on the action. Run Choice Scarf on it so you can outspeed all those nasty Ground Dragon/Flying types.


(#479 - Rotom-Frost Ø
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Timid | Levitate | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 26 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Blizzard, Thunderbolt, Volt Switch, Trick
{4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Whilst breeding for my Rotom-Frost, I hit a shiny spread. "Oh joy! I can egg swap for something good!". -_- really bad frame, with this being the only viable spread. However, it would be a waste to destroy the thread. So, I bred this one, even with the bad Atk, might as well right? Luckily, there's a UU set for Timid Rotom-Heat, which is what this one is.


(#485 - Heatran "Sakuya" ♀
)

OT: Yugi | ID: 12193 | Reversal Mountain (Unova)
Timid | Flash Fire | RNG Abuse
IVs: 31
| 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Heat Wave, Earth Power, Flash Cannon, Stealth Rock
{4 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}



While Heatran is a staple in competitive, she's a bit of an oddball for me. I used one when I was younger, but I've definitely moved away from using legendaries on normal playthroughs, so I haven't had one since. It's a shame really, since Heatran is quite strong and has an excellent design. I'm glad I'm able to add her to my rooster again, so she can help carry my potato rear to new heights! Named after Konohanasakuya-hime (often shortened to Sakuya-hime), the goddess of Mr. Fuji and all volcanoes.


(#486 - Regigigas
)

OT: Yugi | ID: 12193 | Twist Mountain (Unova)
Adamant | Slow Start | RNG Abuse
IVs: 31
| 31 | 31 | 15 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Return, Drain Punch, Knock Off, Thunder Wave
{252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def}



I'm not afraid to say it: Regigigas is my favorite legendary Pokemon (Sorry Raiku). There are certainly other legends with a place in my heart, but Regigigas is just downright awesome. There's something about the mental image of a continent mover awakening from it's slumber that's both poetic and awesome. It's a shame that it gets Slow Start (in regards to its competitive effect, not the theming), and I wish Regigigas had gotten a Primal Form - despite how controversial those are. Regardless, Regigigas remains as the premier colossus of the Pokemon world.


(#491 - Darkrai Ø)

OT: GF | ID: 05016 | Battle Resort (Hoenn)
Timid | Bad Dreams | Soft-Reset
IVs: 31 | 3 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Ice)
Ev'd: Dark Pulse, Sludge Bomb, Dark Void, Nasty Plot
{4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Darkrai ranks as one of my most favorite pokemon, I mean, come on, look at that excellent design! It's like a dark foreboding mixed with the warmth of GF's cartoony feel. If that's not good enough, it also gets access to one of (or at least used to be) the most OP moves in the game, Dark Void. However, with Gen 7, Darkrai got his signature move nerfed heavily to the point where it's practically unusable, ending the triumph of a once great Pokemon. I was really lucking in SRing this on my Y cart, and got one with 3IVs in Atk in only a few hours.
 
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(#497 - Serperior ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Timid | Contrary | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 0 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 30 (HP Fire)
Ev'd: Leaf Storm, Hidden Power, Leech Seed, Substitute
{56 HP / 200 Def / 252 Spd}

To be honest, I would have preferred a female Serperior, but a friend of mine's greatest achievement was breeding a shiny HP Fire Serperior, so I decided to 1-up him with this quick breed. Contrary Serperior is highly popular, and it's not hard to see why. However, I just feel like it's a bit awkward. It has terrible attack power, mediocre defense, and passable speed. Furthermore, it gets walled very easily, and has to stay on the field beacuse otherwise it looses its set up. I don't know, I just always prefer to hit hard, hit fast, and switch out to trade as best as possible. Serperior just doesn't work like that. At least the shiny is nice.


(#503 - Samurott ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Naive | Shell Armor | Standard Breeding
IVs: 30 | 31 | 30 | 30 | 31 | 30 (HP Fire)
Ev'd: Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Hidden Power, Aqua Jet
{4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd}

Samurott is universally panned as just being "meh" in the Gen 5 starter pool. Emboar can spam Flare Blitz with its ability Reckless, Serperior can spam Leaf Storm with its ability Contrary, but Samurott really can't compete. However, Samurott has something these other plebs can't do, which is wall break. Samurott has a great movepool, and the strength to use it and take a hit. I'm using HP Fire on it to take out Steel/Bugs, but I recommend Grass Knot for more coverage.


(#521 - Unfezant ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Mount Hokulani (Alola)
Adamant | Super Luck | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 31 | 31 | 11 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Return, U-Turn, Tailwind, Hypnosis
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

Like pretty much every generation (I'm looking at you Johto and Hoenn) Unova came with its standard 3 Tier Early Route Bird Pokemon in the form of Unfezant. Unlike all the others however, Unfezant has a very distinct plumage difference between its sexes. Specifically, male Unfezant looks like a gorgeous regal peacock whilst female Unfezant looks like a plucked chicken. I'm sorry, Unfezant F, its true. However, I tend to like Unfezant F simply beacuse it's not a bloody superhero cosplayer all the time. She just does her thing without spending the time to look good whilst doing it. I used Unfezant F in my first Unova play-through, and I still enjoy using her as a hard hitting flyer.


(#526 - Gigalith ♂
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Brave | Sand Steam | SSR Method
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 |
10 | 31 | 0 (HP Water)
Ev'd: Rock Slide, Heavy Slam, Curse, Protect
{228 HP / 84 Atk / 92 Def}

Gigalith joins a pretty large category of Pokemon from Gen 5 that were pretty epic for their time, but pretty drastically got worse once Gen 6 came around. However, unlike everyone else, Gigalith got a new lease on life with its new ability, Sand Steam. Getting that SpD maxed out made it into a terrifying tank for Gen 7, as evidenced by it appearing on a few VGC teams. I don't know if I'll be running Gigalith on any of my teams this year, but if I do it's probably going to be on my trick room team. You know, Gigalith kind of looks like a squat version of one of the monsters from that cartoon show... Ben-10? Maybe I should nickname mine after it. The world works in mysterious ways... cartoons actualizing in Pokemon.


(#530 - Excadrill "Boota" ♂
)

OT: Yugi | ID: 12193 | Mistralton Cave (Unova)
Jolly | Sand Rush | RNG Abuse
IVs: 31
| 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dark)
Ev'd: Earthquake, Iron Head, Rapid Spin, Swords Dance
{4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd}



I've been hesitant to invest in Excadrill in a long time, namely beacuse he's kind of like the Zubat of Gen 5. But, after building Boota out, I'm glad I did. Plenty of power, and all the speed I could ever need. Should have done it sooner! Now I just need to go find a good sand setter to partner with him...maybe I should have done that first. Named after Simon's pet pig-mole from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.


(#539 - Sawk ♂)

OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Paniola Ranch (Alola)
Jolly | Study | Standard Breeding
IVs: 31 | 31 | 31 | 0 | 31 | 31 (HP Electric)
Ev'd: Close Combat, Poison Jab, Knock Off, Taunt
{252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd}

People like to point to Sawk (and Throh) as reasons why Gen 5 was allegedly bad. That's such a bad take, Sawk is a wonderful Pokemon. It's a solid design that clearly demonstrates his martial arts roots. Don't ask if the clothes are part of his body though. I used Sawk on my playthrough of Black, and he was a beast throughout, did everything I needed from him and more. Don't hesitate on this using this guy, he's got what you need.


(#547 - Whimsicott ♀
)


OT: Nasuada | ID: 483625 | Melemele Meadow (Alola)
Bold | Prankster | SSR Method
IVs:
31 | 0 | 31 | 30 | 31 | 30 (HP Fire)
Ev'd: Toxic, Leech Seed, Swagger, Substitute
{252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD}

Muhahaha, full Prankster Whimsicott. Supreme Taunt bait and useless against Dark types thanks to debuff, but if you can avoid that bane she is a powerful trap that abuses the shizz out of her ability. You can also switch out some of the status moves for others to further camper your opponent. This set largely revolves around Swaggering and stalling out your opponent. I've had extreme success with this set in Gen 6, but with the debuffs only time will tell how she fairs in the new meta.


(#549 - Lilligant "Anastasia" ♀
)

OT: Yugi | ID: 12193 | Castelia City - Park (Unova)
Timid | Chlorophyll | RNG Abuse
IVs: 31
| 0 | 31 | 31 | 31 | 31 (HP Dragon)
Ev'd: Giga Drain, Sleep Powder, Energy Ball, Leaf Storm
{252 SpAtk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd}



Lilligant exists in a bit of a duality for me. I love the design - she's cute as heck. But a boring pure grass-type? She really doesn't much going for her. Her counterpart, Whimsicott, has the advantage of a fantastically fun Prankster set, which takes advantage of all of grasses good status moves. Still, Lilligant has her own special charm, which will serve you well. I've left on all her pre-evolution moves (she has too many, and they're all reasonably good) so you can build her as you need. Named after Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.


(#553 - Krookodile ♂
)