Gen 3 Tropius (NU Revamp) [WIP]

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https://www.smogon.com/dex/rs/pokemon/tropius/

[Overview]

Tropius's stat spread is bizarre, to say the least, but it works out well for it in NU. It's very bulky, decently strong, and sits in a Speed tier that allows it to just barely outspeed a plethora of otherwise-problematic Pokemon given enough investment. Tropius also has a great movepool, especially for a Grass-type, giving it a lot of utility in the tier to go offensive or defensive depending on your team's needs. The only major downside is its typing; Grass and Flying pair decently well, but it leaves it weak to Rock and horrifically weak to Ice, making it completely unable to check the Water- and Rock-types its Grass typing wants it to. What's more, most of Tropius's sets love Spikes support, but it pairs terribly with the three best Spikes users available because of its typing. Tropius makes a great out-of-left-field Pokemon when used right, but more often than not that typing will make you skip over it in teambuilding.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Hidden Power Flying
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Synthesis
item: Leftovers
ability: Chlorophyll
nature: Adamant
evs: 140 HP / 252 Atk / 116 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

[ADDITIONAL SET COMMENTS]
- EV Spread outspeeds 0 Speed base 65s, HP EVs almost always avoid 2HKO from defensive Relicanth's Rock Slide

[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Whirlwind
move 2: Synthesis / Protect
move 3: Giga Drain
move 4: Hidden Power Flying / Earthquake / Toxic
item: Leftovers
ability: Chlorophyll
nature: Relaxed
evs: 252 HP / 164 Def / 92 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

[ADDITIONAL SET COMMENTS]
- EV spread always survives Ice Beam from Huntail and has a very good chance to avoid 2HKO from CB Raticate/Pidgeot

[SET]
name: Sunny Day Sweeper
move 1: Sunny Day
move 2: Solar Beam
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Hidden Power Flying / Synthesis
item: Leftovers
ability: Chlorophyll
nature: Naive
evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

[ADDITIONAL SET COMMENTS]

[SET]
name: SubSeed
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Leech Seed
move 3: Hidden Power Flying
move 4: Toxic / Protect / Earthquake
item: Leftovers
ability: Chlorophyll
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 140 Def / 116 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

[ADDITIONAL SET COMMENTS]
- EV spread makes sure Sub always survives a CB Hitmonchan Sky Uppercut, Speed enough to outrun 0 Speed base 65s

[Other Options]

[Checks and Counters]
 

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#2
I prefer outrunning 0 speed (or 4 Spe) Dewgong rather than just the 65s since Dewgong also threatens the OHKO and a +2 EQ does solid damage.

Something like 156 HP / 192 Atk / 160 Spe Adamant.
 
#3
SD SubSalac is a really useful set that M Dragon actually used to win the semi finals game in NUPL this week. It's extremely effective as a late game cleaner, you can see how it tore apart rozes this game.

This is the set he used:
[SET]
name: SD SubSalac
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Swords Dance
move 3: Hidden Power Flying
move 4: Earthquake
item: Salac Berry
ability: Chlorophyll
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 HP / 248 Atk / 16 Def / 240 Spe

not sure what the ev spread specifically does but this is just what he ran. He ran another sunnybeamer for sun support to and it looks like its a solid teammate for Trop.
 

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