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What are your guys' thoughts on speed for Defensive Rotoms?

I have a 31/0/31/31/31/X Bold Rotom, I'm not sure if I should try to get a perfect speed IV or if it's really even necessary? My thoughts are that having a slower Rotom could potentially be beneficial so that you could have a slower Volt Switch in Rotom vs Rotom matchups. I planned on just using a 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA spread.
I'd say the speed is pretty important on rotom.
 
Actually, I'm not 100% positive that a copied Aegislash is capable of stance changing. I encountered this last night in a link battle; my Imposter Ditto copied a Blade Forme Aegislash and was not able to change back into Shield Forme, even with King's Shield.
But you should copy Stance Change, right? Sounds almost like a bug ._.
 
But you should copy Stance Change, right? Sounds almost like a bug ._.
That depends. If you Transform into Meloetta and use Relic Song, will you Forme Change? Same question with Zen Mode Darmanitan. If the answer to those questions is "no", I would assume the same rule applies to Aegislash.
 
Ok I'll try asking again, for the lack of an answer before:

IS there any information on the 'Attractions' feature of Pokemon-Gl?

*Edit: And especially information on the relationship pokemiles share with said attractions

Are the Battle Maison and Institute the only ways to Earn Battle Points?

CAn any other pokemon than SMeargle learn 'Happy Hour'?

(And Inkay, obviously)
 
I am thinking of using Exploud, has anyone used him before/have any suggestions as to spreads/moves other than boomburst?
Mine runs Modest 252 Spatk/252 SPD/4 HP, Boomburst/Focus Blast/Fire Blast/Taunt, Scrappy. Boomburst is your go-to against most opponents, but it's nice to have Fire Blast or Focus Blast for the odd annoying Rock or Steel that comes in on you.

I'm actually considering replacing Fire Blast at the moment, though. It's largely redundant with Boomburst (unresisted Boomburst is almost as powerful as 2x SE Fire Blast) and Focus Blast, which hits SE against virtually everything that resists Boomburst including Aegislash with Scrappy. Not sure what to go with as a replacement, as few attacks can measure up to Boomburst.
 
Need help with a special sweeper.
So far my team consists of
Protean Greninja
Mamoswine
Mega Venasaur
Florges
Physical Infernape

I personally don't consider my Greninja as a special sweeper but more as a revenge killer. I'm fairly inexperienced at competitive battling and can't easily identify threats on my team.
 
Need help with a special sweeper.
So far my team consists of
Protean Greninja
Mamoswine
Mega Venasaur
Florges
Physical Infernape

I personally don't consider my Greninja as a special sweeper but more as a revenge killer. I'm fairly inexperienced at competitive battling and can't easily identify threats on my team.
Scarfed Gengar outspeeds Mega Gengar and ohkos with Shadow Ball, as well as getting rid of Ferro with HP fire or Focus Blast and counters Breloom on switch in with Sludge Bomb/wave.

By the way, why isn't Sludge Wave open to Gengar on Showdown? I've seen it used on WiFi, but it says it's illegal.
 
By the way, why isn't Sludge Wave open to Gengar on Showdown? I've seen it used on WiFi, but it says it's illegal.
It's an event move from Gen V's Dream World, and even in XY it can't be learned via TM. Does that mean it's an Egg Move now...? If you actually saw it on XY's Wi-fi, this definitely merits testing. It can't learn it in pre-Pokébank on Showdown, but it can in Pokébank OU if Gengar does not also know Disable (because Disable is an Egg Move).
 
It's an event move from Gen V's Dream World, and even in XY it can't be learned via TM. Does that mean it's an Egg Move now...? If you actually saw it on XY's Wi-fi, this definitely merits testing. It can't learn it in pre-Pokébank on Showdown, but it can in Pokébank OU if Gengar does not also know Disable (because Disable is an Egg Move).
Now I'm unsure if it were Showdown, PO or wifi, one of the 3 at least. All I know is that I've seen it and I got frustrated when I couldn't get it myself.

either way, since sub/disable Gengar is being replaced by Mega Gengar, I'm hoping Scarfgar will make a good and solid return.
 
Sludge Wave is not and will never be an Egg move for Gastly.

And now that Gengarite is banned we can stop talking about Mega Gengar.

Also Scarf Gengar is not a sweeper. If you really need a special sweeper, try Volcarona. Of course that means putting a Rapid Spin or Defog user on your team but if you really need a special sweeper that badly, then go for it.
 
Would u mind guys to help me assess my team. im still new to competitive battling hoping these are a good start. i haven't tackled yet about items and maybe u could suggests for me.
anyone? enlighten me please. =) thank you very much!


Skarmory - impish/sturdy
224/hp_252/def_36/spD
spikes-roost-whirlwind-bravebird

Gardevoir - timid/trace
252/spD_252/spe
WoW-thunderwave-shadowball-moonblast

Greninja - timid/protean
252/spA_252/spe
hydro pump-dark pulse-ice beam-grass knot

ChardY - timid/solarpower
252/spA_252/spe
solarbeam-fireblast-sword dance-rockslide

Garchomp - jolly/rough skin
252/att_252/spe
outrage-earthquake-ironhead-fire blast

Venusaur - modest/chlorophyll
252/hp_ ?? def_ ?? spD
sludge bomb-gigadrain-earthquake-growth
 
Sludge Wave is not and will never be an Egg move for Gastly.

And now that Gengarite is banned we can stop talking about Mega Gengar.

Also Scarf Gengar is not a sweeper. If you really need a special sweeper, try Volcarona. Of course that means putting a Rapid Spin or Defog user on your team but if you really need a special sweeper that badly, then go for it.
Yeah, 110 speed and 130 SPatk is terrible for special sweepers.

If you don't like Gengar you could use a Hax Kingdra. With the new crit mechanics in X/Y you get criticla hits 100% of the time if you use a scope lens and Focus Energy. Then you have sniper as the ability which got a buff which makes it as OP as it can be.

Moveset can be varies, it has a good move pool.
 
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Yo guys, most of my teams are having problems with Gliscor. Getting really annoyed. Any counters? I've been using Greninja, but he usually gets KO'd before Gliscor is sent out...
 
Yo guys, most of my teams are having problems with Gliscor. Getting really annoyed. Any counters? I've been using Greninja, but he usually gets KO'd before Gliscor is sent out...
Gliscor can't take much in the way of special hits and has 4x ice weakness. HP Ice, even un-STAB and with the power nerf, is usually a 1 or 2HKO on anything worth using. Even some normally-physical attackers (like Mienshao) can mount HP Ice to wreck a Gliscor. Or even Ice Punch, since Gliscor's physical bulk isn't going to save him from 4x hits.

He's also not all that specially bulky in general and decently-powerful special attacks of any stripe will cut right through him, though don't expect a Gliscor to stay in on a special attacker for long.

One last note is that the most common Gliscor sets run SubProtect to abuse Poison Heal recovery and wear down opponents with Toxic damage. Anything that can soak an Earthquake and resist Toxic can beat Gliscor. In addition, Substitute doesn't protect against some status moves (Encore and Taunt for example) and also no longer protects against sound-based attacks, meaning that things that mount those can force Gliscor out as well. Fully-invested Modest Exploud actually runs a fair chance of a 1HKO with Boomburst if cast on the turn Gliscor subs, straight through the sub, though this requires that the opponent stay in and sub against a Boomburster, which you should not expect to happen.

Another option is something like Crobat, which can't kill it incredibly quickly but which does have Infiltrator to break through subs and which is pretty well immune to regular sets.

Greninja should be able to outspeed and 1HKO if you keep him alive long enough to see the fight.
 
Ok I'll try asking again, 3rd time. for the lack of an answer before:

IS there any information on the 'Attractions' feature of Pokemon-Gl?

*Edit: And especially information on the relationship pokemiles share with said attractions

Are the Battle Maison and Institute the only ways to Earn Battle Points?

CAn any other pokemon than SMeargle learn 'Happy Hour'?

(And Inkay, obviously)
 
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