Robot from the Future
Is mine a good length now, or should I shorten it farther?Mulan15262 you could maybe simplify yours too. Maybe just explain that normal has 1 weakness and 1 immunity, and in the movepool section, just list that it should use the multi-hit moves to make use if skill link, and which is the best 4th slot option. In regards to availability, just explain its a fixed encounter in the hidden grotto, and evolves with a shiny stone. While all your entries are informative, they just don't need to be expanded on so much
First, other dark types may be able to beat psychic-types easily, but Zorua/Zoroark's ability can make the AI think it is a fight or poison-type, and use psychic-type moves, so Zoroark can easily Nasty Plot up to +6 on pretty much any of Caitlin's pokemon if you disguise it as a pokemon weak to psychic-type moves, at which point it OHKOs anything with Snarl. Furthermore, if disguised well, Zoroark won't have to eat any focus blasts.ALSO: Can we please move N's Zorua down a tier. It really is not deserving of being so high up. Any Dark type can lol at Caitlin and Shauntal for the most part, why does this give Zorua such a huge boost when its movepool is really terrible until right at the end of the game?
Have any of you actually looked at Zorua's movepool? I'm sorry but beating 2 Elite 4 members easily just does not justify it being that high when it sucks balls the rest of the game. It comes at Level 10 (way below your team, which I know is not a huge problem with Audino everywhere), and it literally learns NOTHING of value until it evolves and gets Night Slash. Nasty Plot comes at Lv 54 (literally right before the Elite 4) by which point I hope you have a decent Dark move (Dark Pulse, which is expensive in terms of shards) and Flamethrower (which is also literally right before the E4). I also mentioned that Yes, it does great vs Caitlin and Shauntal (In fact its probably the best Pokemon in the game for it), it doesn't make it top tier when it only becomes really good literally right before Victory Road/E4.First, other dark types may be able to beat psychic-types easily, but Zorua/Zoroark's ability can make the AI think it is a fight or poison-type, and use psychic-type moves, so Zoroark can easily Nasty Plot up to +6 on pretty much any of Caitlin's pokemon if you disguise it as a pokemon weak to psychic-type moves, at which point it OHKOs anything with Snarl. Furthermore, if disguised well, Zoroark won't have to eat any focus blasts.
Furthermore, Snarl isn't that bad of a move, and can make Zoroark specially bulky. Its 120 Special Attack and 105 speed can make it outspeed teams, and its 105 attack can enable it to go mixed until it gets Dark Pulse/Night Daze.
The fact that it gets 1.5 times exp. is also a good buff.
It can't hit crap from either offence when its most powerful move is Faint Attack until it evolves... Even with Eviolite it has pretty bad defences. Even after it evolves, Dark Pulse (Assuming you get it) does not really do it justice. Which major battles are you talking about? Colress where his Steels wall you or Zinzolin who has a dark type as his center piece (Good luck cracking Cryogonal with special moves). Even Ghetsis giggles at you when half his team resists your STAB.DHR-107 Zorua is a fixed encounter with near perfect IV's and boosted experience. It's fast and can hit hard from both sides of the attacking spectrum so it's easy for newbies to pick up. It can contribute in most major battles, as well as taking out 2 of the E4 by itself. Sorry but I don't see how it's anything lower than high
As for Drapion, I'm inclined with Mid. It comes pretty late in the game, and none of its moves surpass 70 base power which isn't too great when you consider its decidedly average Attack stat. Needing to Hone Claws for a sweep is less efficient than just bludgeoning your way with high powered attacks: Scrafty, Krookodile and yes even Zoroark are better candidates for a Dark-type sweeper, partially due to their availability. Drapion does struggles with Fighting-types, just to throw it out there, while Scrafty and Krook can at least hit them with their alternate STAB while Zoroark can fool them with Illusion (which is fun as hell too).Well I've just finished a run of White 2 and I'd like to nominate Skorupi for High Tier. I honestly feel it should be somewhere between high & mid but I had to pick one and there are a couple Pokemon I feel Skorupi competes positively with in high tier.
Also, in regard to that post. If something is marked as done, it is done. Whether or not it's in the OP is irrelevant.The reservation list states that Skorupi is done, but I don't see anything in the OP, so I'll fill this out just in case as well as to explain my points.