Gen. Empoleon said:Yes of course, though you should know we plan on testing Misdreavus first.
Go ahead and make the thread
Meditite is a pokemon banished to LC ubers due to his enormous attack stat that has people paranoid. Thanks to his ability, Pure Power, his attack stat surpasses that of even Cranidos.
Now for a little history. Meditite was, in my opinion, a little pre-maturely banned, though it was done so for good reason at the time. No one could have predicted the spike of usage in pokes such as Gligar(I called this one actually =3), Misdreavus, and Croagunk. These all currently occupy the top three slots, and all are good checks for Meditite. The issue being is that none of them can really come in...
Meditite @ Choice Scarf
Pure Power: Adamant / Jolly
116 HP, 196 Atk, 196 Spd
Hi Jump Kick
Trick / Bullet Punch / Recover
If I may theorymon here a little bit, this would probably be the set to use. With an Adamant nature, this beast hits a total of 28 Attack and 22 Speed. The 22 Speed allows it to beat everything hitting 21, while the 28 Attack lets it rip through walls. Only the most defensive resists or immunities can even attempt to block this.
Hi Jump Kick(HJK) is Meditite's main STAB move, and while it may be lacking the base power of Mankey's Close Combat, Meditite hits like a truck. Psycho Cut compliments HJK very well, hitting everything neutral except pure psychic types. Ice Punch is, more or less, a way for Meditite to immediantly dispose of Gligar, while at the same time being a more reliable move than his two STABs thanks to nothing being immune to it, having 100% accuracy, and even a small freeze rate to take advantage of.
The last spot is COMPLETE filler, to be honest. Trick can be interesting if you want to try and cripple any switch-in, leaving Misdreavus and other ghosts Pursuit bait for pokes like Stunky, Houndour, and Munchlax. Bullet Punch is priority, and stops you from being Sucker Punch's by last pokemon Croagunk, among others. recover lets it live longer, though it's a bit more than risky, especially in LC.
The issue with this is like every other scarfer: you're stuck in one attack, prone to revenge-killing and set-up. Ghosts will literally OHKO Meditite if they come in directly into a HJK.... though they pay the price of being OHKOed(2HKOed if you're name is Duskull) if they come into Psycho Cut. Most ghosts also serve as a good revenge-killer, seeing as Misdreavus likes to run Shadow Sneak, Gastly has Scarf, and Duskull is commonly seen with Shadow Sneak as well. Psycho Cut may not kill you by missing with it, but if your opponent brings in a dark time(particularly Stunky/ Houndour), you can say goodbye to Meditite. Priority also does a good job at checking Meditite, as it isn't incredibly bulky to take enough abuse.
Meditite (M) @ Life Orb
Pure Power: Adamant
196 Attack, 76 Defense, 196 Speed
Hi Jump Kick
Croagunk with a more stall-breaking feel to it. With LO, NOTHING survives this bad boy's attacks, and combined with its versatility with priority it makes a mean threat to any team.
Fake Out + Bullet Punch coming from effectively 36 Attack hits hard, even without any STAB. Speaking of that, HJK and Psycho Cut come in again to save the day, rounding out the set completely with perfect coverage and amazing power.
I would make a list of calculations, but I think that really only one is in order:
Meditite versus Max HP+Defense +Natured Bronzor
28 Atk vs 19 Def & 25 HP (100 Base Power): 19 - 24 (76.00% - 96.00%)
That's the best you're going to get in terms of walling it. But then Bronzor uses Protect and OHKOs Meditite in return. xD
Or it switches to Misdreavus and gets OHKOed.... but then what happens if it Psycho Cuts? It makes everything one big oriented Prediction fest, which in this case is "glorified guessing".
So my opinion of Meditite.... obviously it hits hard and is hard to play around, but so are a lot of things. Misdreavus hits hard and can beat any of her "counters" with the appropriate moves, Gligar is predictable as a lunatic politician, and Dratini is damn near impossible to stop when it gets that DD. I think it will very easily make OU, but it won't break the game. It may be a centralizing force, but so will Misdreavus and Gligar.
I hope you enjoyed this. And sorry Gen for taking so long. ._.'