Gen 3 Pikachu NU (WIP)


Newcomer: Baby Cucumber
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taken over from @apikachutrainer68
  • The NU metagame doesn't really have an Electric-type star quarterback. Plusle and Minun are the cheerleaders, Pikachu is the mascot, and they typically watch the metagame titans such as Hitmonchan, Roselia, and Flareon play from the sidelines.
  • However, when it gets put in as a Substitute and is in position of the Light Ball, Pikachu can use its stellar Speed to bolt right through the opposition (Thunderbolt that is...).
  • However, just as easily as it is for Pikachu to score touchdowns, Pikachu can also easily fumble and lose all offensive momentum.

name: Substitute
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Surf / Hidden Power Ice
move 3: Substitute
move 4: Encore / Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Grass
item: Light Ball
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

  • Thunderbolt
  • Surf
  • Hidden Power Ice
  • Substitute
  • Encore
  • Hidden Power Grass

  • EVs + Nature
  • Light Ball
  • Usage Tips
    • Safety / Sack
  • Team Options

[Other Options]
  • Thunder Wave
  • Volt Tackle
  • Focus Punch
  • Might look for some other other options
[Checks and Counters]
  • Whiscash
  • Priority Move users
  • Dragon- and Grass-types for Surf not HP Ice variants
  • Specially Defensive Walls

- Written by: [Aaronboyer, 239454]
- Quality checked by: [[NAME, NUMBER]]
- Grammar checked by: [[NAME, NUMBER], [NAME, NUMBER]]
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Newcomer: Baby Cucumber
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If you take over an analysis it should be fine. I've taken over analyses from people before (A-Ground AG, Lycanroc NU) as have people from me (ex. AV Crab, S-Water both PU) Not really using any of what he wrote, yeah it was written poorly, but even if I was it isn't plagarism if you take it over.


Newcomer: Baby Cucumber
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I literally rewrite everything though, and this analysis is still in WIP. I don't think its fair to say I'm plagarizing when it was 1:00am my time, its in WIP, and it was 30 minutes between me posting the thread and your first reply


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Taking over for someone is not plagiarism.... especially if we credit them. Stealing someone's work or trying to pass off someone else's work as your own is plagiarism. Intent is everything.

As for the analysis, the previous author kept changing things after I would give input, I was mostly just planning on rewriting as I uploaded if it ever made it through gp lol.

Aaron, just lmk when ur ready for qc input

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