What tusk set are most people running these days? The offensive set doesn't seem to be very effective anymore
Not sure, i'm using:What tusk set are most people running these days? The offensive set doesn't seem to be very effective anymore
When looking at EV spreads like this, it is better to look at the Spe stat first, the rest are likely just dumped into Def to maximise bulk after hitting the Spe breakpoint.Great Tusk @ Leftovers
Tera Type: Steel
EVs: 248 HP / 192 Def / 68 Spe
- Rapid Spin
- Knock Off
- Stealth Rock
ive been using this set from the hatt core, dk what the evs in def are for exactly tho
Lando-T and by far, even without Defog, Knock or Toxic is way more versatile than Great Tusk is ever going to be. SD, U-Turn and Explosion are cool tools that Tusk lacks. The defensive typing and Intimidate is also better than Tusks bulk. With Lando-T in the meta, Tusk is going to lose the S rank Status quickly.tough question but who do you think is better great tusk or lando t?
More versatile, yes. Lando will reprise its mixed pivot role with a much better longevity and U-turn, and has sets to explore further. However, the loss of those support options is still gonna give Tusk real use cases over Lando. In addition to having spin and Knock, Tusk is also stronger and considerably more physically bulky than Lando even factoring Intimidate. We’ll probably see the same Tusk sets we already have, albeit more dedicated physical tanking ones. Offensive sets like BU and CB also comes to mind since Tusk has can utilize its secondary STAB better than Lando can and ofc still has Protosynthesis for boosting either Defense or Attack.Lando-T and by far, even without Defog, Knock or Toxic is way more versatile than Great Tusk is ever going to be. SD, U-Turn and Explosion are cool tools that Tusk lacks. The defensive typing and Intimidate is also better than Tusks bulk. With Lando-T in the meta, Tusk is going to lose the S rank Status quickly.
Lando doesn't do a lot of things that Tusk does. Tusk removes hazards with rapid spin which Lando can't, and Tusk can remove items with knock off (which Lando doesn't have). Tusk also has better offensive capability thanks to strong STAB like Close Combat and Headlong Rush.I'm willing to bet that when Lando-T comes out, Tusk will take a hit in usage and some of his sets will drop off as ones Lando does better. That said I still expect pretty good usage for him because the roles he does well, he's min-maxed to hell and back for so he'll keep doing those.
One thing in Great Tusk's favor for me is that as a glue mon her just seems a lot more sturdy overall than Lando thanks to the higher-even-with-Intimidate Bulk (and comparable ATK so he can afford to invest in it as much as Lando), much better Hazard resilience thanks to Rock 4x resist instead of neutrality (letting him run Leftovers more easily if he's not doing Boots as your Spinner) against teams without momentum to Spike-Stack, and things like Rapid Spin's Speed Boost give his sets a little side potential like lategame clean up after a boost.
Lando-T can be something of an anomaly in how it always finds a way to work (SpD is not something I would have expected it to pull off as well as it did last gen), but I think sooner or later the power creep is going to catch-up enough that he has to specialize, and the versatility being a big component of his omnipresence would give him trouble maintaining his throne.
Tusk (and maybe Gholdengo) are the first Pokemon I've seen in a while where the possibility of matching Balance Lion isn't just a Facebook-commenter meme
It should be less niche because Protective Pads and Leftovers are Tusk's only reliable way to mitigate contact damage/effects. Personally, I would sooner use PP than HDB because 1/6th chip from Rocky Helmet is just awful.Seems to me that this is one of the few ground types ever where Protective Pads could be a legit option.
The main difference is that uninvested Headlong Rush guarantees the OHKO on Gholdengo, and Flutter Mane in Ubers. I prefer EQ in OU for being non-contact.I'm not sure if there is any notable benchmark that Headlong Rush gets but Earthquake fails to reach.