The whole point of these samples and the site as a whole is competitive Pokemon and the samples are supposed to help people get into competitive. If they want to use shit that isn’t competitive, that’s their prerogative but it isn’t our job to put something like that in the samples.Has anyone thought about making a not-so-competitive sample team? I mean, it would be good for the newcomers that want to try other pokes apart from the 15 that are repeated in every single sample here. It gets kinda boring
yea, that was an oversight on my part. whoops, will delete post.Heatran's Fire STAB is still a threat if your Alakazam hasn't Mega Evolved yet.
And hard-switching Mega Alakazam into Heatran every time is risky considering it might be Steelium or Grassium Z too:
252+ SpA Heatran Corkscrew Crash (160 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Alakazam-Mega: 276-325 (109.9 - 129.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Heatran Bloom Doom (190 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Alakazam-Mega: 218-257 (86.8 - 102.3%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
Also Heatran definitely isn't the only Fire-type on ladder: Volcarona, Mega Charizard X/Y, Victini, Blacephalon,...
Do you have any replays?Here are two teams I think are decent enough for samples.
Well,the first team is a standard maw+chomp build. You just set rocks with chomp and maybe soften a few mons and try to bring in maw by either VoltTurning or making a few aggressive switches and break or even sweep. Kartana is for speed control. You get the point.
Now the second team is a Medi+Koko build. It plays a lot like the maw build ngl. But its a bit tran weak so I have bulldoze ferro to hit tran on the switch. Ferro is also my koko switch in. I'm not sure why I have roost specs koko but I think it was because I don't have a good flying resist and koko gets worn down rly quickly. I also have a bulky scarf rachi for outspeeding zam and m lop. I kinda forgot why I have such a weird spread on rachi but its prolly cuz mag as I remember. You could run 252 atk 252 speed with jolly if you want to.
Note: You could run AOA maw with fire fang cuz sciz is kinda annoying for the first build and yea. That's all I got. Peace!
From memory I know that it was talah's team featuring standard Mega Medicham, standard Ash-Greninja, Scarf Kartana, AV Magearna, defensive Z-Fly Landorus-T and Defog Rotom-Wash cause I used the team a lot. Using spreads from the Smogon analyses this should be very close to it: https://pokepast.es/5c0ab12925e7b28dCan someone link an import to the Mega Medicham BO that used to be here?
But what if the Protean ninja is running hidden power fire?In both of those Bulu/Scizor/Heatran teams, Curse Scizor is the Protean Gren check - it's just a bit shaky if you don't know which Gren they're running yet. If they don't bring HP Fire (few do), then Curse M-Scizor can switch in more or less freely on Low Kick, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Gunk Shot, Z-Dig, etc. Hydro Pump obviously does a bunch, but M-Scizor can scout and Roost it off if it needs to, as Hydro only does ~45% to a mega'd Scizor. It's definitely a shortcoming of Paoisd's team because of how slow everything is, but Ske Mask has Lando and Koko to revenge Protean Ninja if it gets a surprise kill on Bulu/Sciz.