What’s a good EV spread for a Bold Toxapex. The one on the strategy dex (252 HP / 196 Def / 64 SpD) doesn’t explain what it’s for specifically.
That spread tends to be able to pivot into support/AV TTar and standard Mega Lopunny with ease since the amount of bulk it runs allows it to pretty frequently avoid 3HKOs from those mons and Toxapex has so much bulk alongside its access to recovery for days that if you can't cleanly 2HKO it at worst you're likely forced to switch out and that allows Pex to stack up some Toxic Spikes.What’s a good EV spread for a Bold Toxapex. The one on the strategy dex (252 HP / 196 Def / 64 SpD) doesn’t explain what it’s for specifically.
I couldn't find out what the investment did specifically so I changed the Bold Toxapex spread to the following: 252 HP / 176 Def / 80 SpD. 80 Special Defense avoids an OHKO from Mega Alakazam's Psychic from full. It should be noted that if you're running such a heavily biased physically defensive spread that you will need a sturdier Ash-Greninja check.What’s a good EV spread for a Bold Toxapex. The one on the strategy dex (252 HP / 196 Def / 64 SpD) doesn’t explain what it’s for specifically.
You run Speed investment specifically to Speed creep Reuniclus on teams that are weak to it. I've seen people run 24-48 Speed EVs on Toxapex for Reuniclus.I remember it being relatively common before but I'm not too sure how common it is now, but it's sometimes worth running a tiny bit of speed investment on Pex (as long as you're not compromising its bulk) so you can outspeed other Pex variants or other slow stuff.
It's really not as black and white of a matter as you make it out to be. Toxapex is very customizable, and wether you run physically biased Toxapex or specially defensive Toxapex is very dependant on the team it's being run on and its needs.Its best to run full spdef on pex
cus it wall stuff like Gren, Volc, M-Diancie, and M-Zard y
190 BP Priority STAB off of Flyinium Z made up for its 81 base Attack. Very few teams at the time were well equipped to handle it, and it saw success on a few HO builds because of this. However, it really only fit on extremely specific and constricting builds, so this led to a distinct lack of usage in OU and its unranking.I've been looking at older ou analyses of gen 7. Back when talonflame was ranked, how come it was used as a breaker with that measly 81 base attack instead of a revenge killer? How was it even ranked? What was its downfall?
Compression.When did it become fashionable to run Defog on scarf users like Lando-T? It's almost everywhere on hyper offense teams, let alone being the 4th sole move for the set on the dex page. It is literally inviting the opponent to set up as it loses its surprise value by being the only defogger, or part of two mons that can learn the move where one of which is more likely to have it than the other. It's so unviable and I can't understand why it's normal now.
This team is using the core if you wan to try it out https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/bad-company-ft-imsosorrylol.3634961/What set is running Mega Latias on balance on the core M-Latias/Pex/Gliscor?
I guess that Gliscor is SD + Facade or is it Stealth Rock + Toxic?
Thanks you buddy! I almost build a slight different team without knowing haha lolThis team is using the core if you wan to try it out https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/bad-company-ft-imsosorrylol.3634961/
Currently is better run Ice Beam, as it makes Mega Latias a good check of SD Lando, Garchomp and Gliscor.What is best to run on CM Stored Power Latias Refresh/Sub/Reflect Type? And why?
It struggles to break through defensive teams with Steel-types like Celesteela/Magearna etc. in the long run, whereas Fightinium Z and Choice Specs Tapu Lele would be able to overwhelm them over time. Furthermore, Tapu Lele is quite redundant as a Choice Scarf user because it doesn't check anything particularly important with the Choice Scarf boost.Someone in the viability thread mentioned offhand that Scarf Tapu Lele is one of the least popular sets for it right now. Here's my question: why? It seems to me like Choice Scarf would be a natural choice for it, since Psychic Terrain makes it more difficult to revenge kill.
While there is a small amount of truth to this, the adaptation needed for Zygarde is severely underplayed.A major part of the reason Zygarde was banned was due to its ability to easily adapt to its counters and being too adaptable for the OU metagame. However, isn't this normal? I mean, every time there is a threat, the meta has to adapt to it, and the threat is the one who needs to adapt back to stay viable. Isn't this normal?
You can read this article written by me and Mellow. It goes pretty in-depth about why people felt that Zygarde was over the top.A major part of the reason Zygarde was banned was due to its ability to easily adapt to its counters and being too adaptable for the OU metagame. However, isn't this normal? I mean, every time there is a threat, the meta has to adapt to it, and the threat is the one who needs to adapt back to stay viable. Isn't this normal?