Just info: the 8 HP EVs on Pult should go 100% to defense. Not even a question. Did you know that 8 defense EVs on Pult make sure that Pult will always live an adamant Cinderace Sucker Punch from full. That's why I always use 248 spatk on my pults. Little known fact but very useful.Opinions on some of my favorite (and least favorite) shit to use.
This should not surprise literally any person ever but Dragapult is still amazing. It excels in pretty much every offensive matchup and maintains great activity vs fat teams due to its spammable stab and proficiency in spreading status. This is still a top 10 mon, you can slap this on a huge amount of teams and have it work, between Specs, Hex, and the admittedly semi niche DD (the rise of non Fplay Mandi helps it a little). This mon isn't any worse, give it a shot and put down HDB Mosa for a bit, the defensive utility and a downright busted stab is well worth the barely noticeable speed loss and more noticable moveslot issues.Dragapult @ Heavy-Duty Boots
EVs: 8 HP / 64 Atk / 252 SpA / 184 Spe
- U-turn/Shadow Ball
- Dragon Darts
- Thunder Wave/Wisp
Outspeeds Modest Mosa and garuntees a 3hko on Bliss. If -Spdef nature, 8 HP garuntees you will always live a cinderace sucker punch from full. Otherwise, just dump the 8 hp in Atk. Or keep it there, its pretty miniscule. Thunder is an option over Status for if you're confident to connect them and want to dominate Tapu Fini while still spreading status. Would not recommend unless you're a several time lottery ticket winner, or using Rain Pult for..some reason.
Zneon get to Amoong before I could muster up the give a damn to write a decently lengthy post again so I won't talk about this for too long, but one thing really worth keeping in mind with this mon is that its the ONLY Specs Magearna switchin that doesn't take so much from Volt Switch that it can't consistently regen it off, which is a really big deal, not to mention it blanks Specs Mage lacking Flash Cannon entirely, though Fluer does do about 49% because Magearna is a balanced pokemon, so be wary about letting it drop too low.Amoonguss @ Rocky Helmet/Black Sludge/HDB
EVs: 248 HP / 184 Def / 76 SpD
IVs: 0 Atk
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Foul Play/Stomping Tantrum/Stun Spore
Walls do not exist here, only Stone Edge misses.Terrakion @ Choice Band
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Megahorn/Aerial Ace
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
Wanna hit Buzzwole or Slowbro? Up to u gamer.
Ok but seriously, this benefits a lot from Moltres and Zapdos being, well, a thing, and functions as a pretty damn solid Balance breaker, getting plenty of oppurtunities off of Heatran, Urshifu, and just general pivoting. Also Future Sight but you could pair a brick with Future Sight and it would be unwallable so lul. Anyways, Its stabs are stupid spammable and this metagame is alot more kind to it than the prediction hell that was beating Clef+Corv+Pex with 8 Stone Edges. Give it a shot if you're tired of Urshifu and want something with a bit more speed and surprise factor to it, fun mon.
Good shit but I Don't Really Have as Much to Say
All its sets are amazing man lol
Busted mon with solid defensive utility, if i can fit this on a team its an invaluable member both offensively and defensively. Specs w/ Stabs Mystical Trick and Life Orb Roost both put in tons of work consistently and are a pain to switch into, while being reasonably quick compared to wallbreakers of its caliber, which you usually find around the base 90 speed tier.
Same deal as Latios
This mon is infinitely useful in pretty much every MU, like it's a garchomp, if you weren't expecting greatness you're crazy. SD, Tankchomp and CB (mostly a cheesy set I won't lie lol) combine make up a pretty splashable and consistent mon. Top 15 mon at least, Its just really not a mon you should need explained much lol.
Blanks pretty much every Mosa (Throat Chop is practically non existent) and dominates teams who use Ttar/Blissey as their Ghost resist (Spoiler: A whole lot of them RN). Abuse your broken typing to get an entry point and sit there spamming Shadow Ball behind a Sub/with the safety of King's Shield to scout.Aegislash @ Leftovers
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 236 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 16 Spe
- Substitute/King's Shield
- Close Combat
- Shadow Ball
- Flash Cannon
there's probably a more optimized spread but w/e lol
It's like a Mandibuzz but its weak to bug in exchange for holding Lefties and hard checking Heatran, while dealing with Spectrier a bit better. It isn't an Excadrill switchin so that can cause some weird problems while trying to build around it. V useful on sun and a neat fat team pick.Hydreigon @ Leftovers
EVs: 248 HP / 16 Def / 56 SpA / 100 SpD / 88 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Earth Power
- Dark Pulse
Local massive steel boy has no switchins besides Corviknight, more at 8.Melmetal @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 196 SpD / 52 Spe
- Double Iron Bash
Good set, give it a try if you're tired of CB's prediction heavy nature and AV's hatred of Recover spam.
It's a good breaker and Protective Pads let you Knock Zappy+Molt risk free to break past later on in the game with zero risk. Definitely a great, consistent breaker with solid defensive use in checking SD Rilla, Urshi-Rapid, Kartana, etc. Use the paper cut, its a cool mon.Kartana @ Protective Pads
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Swords Dance
- Leaf Blade
- Knock Off
- Sacred Sword
HDB mixed sets are cool I guess but CB is ultra prediction reliant and Cinderace exists as a much more sustainable, speedy, and versatile Fire that has more power behind its non Fire moves.
Specs is very mediocre and suffers from not having multiple choice items to trick VS fat and Scarf is ok but there's other forms of speed control that don't require as much support as this one. SubCM is just blatantly terrible and Spectrier does what that set wants to do better while remaining more useful VS. Balancey builds.
It's absolutely worthless vs. Fat and HO has a lot more options to handle it nowadays. Next to no setup opportunities and a lot of Mosa/Urshi prep overlaps with this.
I'm not gonna touch on the easy like bait bannables because honestly its just really boring and I wanted to talk about mons I cared enough about while using to form an opinion on them.