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LegenZs
June 21st, 2009, 08:54 AM
Which one is your favorite pokemon.

Skarmory has Quad Weakness to Electric. But has great defense but low speed
Staraptor has weakness to electric and ice. Has Great Speed Great Attack. BAD Defenses!

VOTE IN POLL
~LegenZs

templekeeper
June 21st, 2009, 08:55 AM
Yes! Another OP who didn't include a poll to encourage posting...

Skarmory can handle Stealth Rock, and a Roosting Skarmory is deadly.

The Darkest Gale
June 21st, 2009, 08:57 AM
hmm I still prefer starapter cause my starapter is DEADLY! lol

Giraffes? Giraffes!
June 21st, 2009, 09:15 AM
I never really grew a liking to Staraptor, so Skarmory for me :D

Kazukii
June 21st, 2009, 09:17 AM
Skarmory is an instant winner, it's a sweeper.

wolf
June 21st, 2009, 09:20 AM
Skarmory has Quad Weakness to Electric. But has great defense but low speed
Steel isn't weak to Electric.
Skarmory is an instant winner, it's a sweeper.
O_o

Anyways, I like Skarmory due to his design, I love the idea of a metal bird.

XxDawnfanxX
June 21st, 2009, 09:29 AM
The metal Skarmony has edges him over Staraptor, whom is a very strong bird type pokemon. I love how Skarmony was designed and his type combo. A steel/flying type? Really awesome I'd say.

True Reign
June 21st, 2009, 11:21 AM
I want to say Skarmory, but Staraptor is just cooler and can kill Skarmory witha quick Close Combat.

Boxiii
June 21st, 2009, 11:39 AM
I'll always have a soft spot for skymory.

©ereal Killer
June 21st, 2009, 11:45 AM
Skarmory is pure win!
Steel/flying is perfect and electric aint effective :]

Opposite Day
June 21st, 2009, 01:01 PM
I want to say Skarmory, but Staraptor is just cooler and can kill Skarmory witha quick Close Combat.

Calcs beg to differ :P
Using standard spiking set with Skarmory, against a Choice banded +natured 252 attack EV'd Staraptor, Close Combat does max 43%, and fails to 2HKO even with Stealth Rock up and going.
To make matters worse, Skarmory can simply Roost off the damage, and doesn't necessarily have to stall him out of CC's meager 5 or 8 PP.

(And Skarmory is slower than Staraptor, so it can Roost without fear of being hit with a SE Close Combat)
558 Atk vs 396 Def & 334 HP (120 Base Power): (36.53% - 43.11%)

Since Skarmory is slower and CC has some very unwelcome defence drops, after two hits from CC, Skarmory will completely demolish Staraptor with a STAB Brave Bird:
212 Atk vs 88 Def & 312 HP (120 Base Power): (99.36% - 117.31%)

This is assuming Staraptor isn't intimidating Skarmory, but if it did, then you'd just have to stall it out for another round :D

Gentlemen, Skarmory is the winner, w/o a doubt.

Sora
June 21st, 2009, 01:24 PM
I've always liked Skarmory better than Staraptor. /o/ I've never actually used Skarmory for a long time in battle, or anything, but just the design makes it a winner. that and it's a johto pokemon, so this is kind of biased, but meh.

Eggie Poo Poo
June 21st, 2009, 01:29 PM
Skarmory doesn't have a quad weakness to electric. In the long run, Staraptor is better for a strong, fast attacker and Skarmory is more of an annoyer to your enemy.

Barney.
June 21st, 2009, 01:30 PM
They're used utilized completely differently...

Whatever.

Skarm.

Nomicro4u
June 21st, 2009, 02:05 PM
I voted starapter because everybody uses skarmory :(

Pekin
June 21st, 2009, 03:43 PM
Skarmory ftw! A metal bird with feathers, that are used to make swords? Hell yea!

titodsik1
June 21st, 2009, 03:50 PM
I like skarmory over staraptor I have been training both of them and the stronger one in battle Is skarmory i trained them both a the same time but i think skarnory is better

Ayselipera
June 21st, 2009, 05:26 PM
I prefer Skarmory. It just has a cooler design and Staraptor reminds me too much of Pidgeot, but more boring. I don't know what it is about Staraptor, but I just don't like it.

derozio
June 23rd, 2009, 06:14 AM
I really don't know why are comparisons based only on pokemon who are totally different to each other?(well, at least they play different roles!)
Skarmory-It has great defence and is very good at annoying.
Staraptor-It has both good attack and speed and also has some powerful attacks to use those stats.
So both of them are very different considering the roles they play in a team. Skarmory is an annoyer and Staraptor is a sweeper.
So the one I prefer is...................Oh lets see............ I can't choose!!O_o
I prefer Staraptor for attacking and Skarmory for annoying.(I can say that I guess!)

Wings Don't Cry
June 23rd, 2009, 03:54 PM
I'd choose Skarmory simply because I hate the way Staraptor looks and Skarmory looks better than most bird pokemon IMO

kingofjokers
June 23rd, 2009, 04:04 PM
scarmory well becuase it doesnt appear right away and actually is better on a team than staraptor. On the plus side also its steel and a bird who doesn't like odd combos.

dc_united
June 23rd, 2009, 04:53 PM
I prefer Skarmory, mostly because I consider it a bit of a challenge to raise and because my friends never seem to throw many electric types against me in battles.

HeartGoldnSoulSilver
June 23rd, 2009, 04:56 PM
Skarmory. The fact that it's steel and it can fly... it must have some powerful wings. Looking cool helps too.

P.S. Staraptor is ugly :(

white lancer
June 23rd, 2009, 08:34 PM
Skarmory wins in both battle and coolness. Easily, at least in the latter category.

Turke
June 27th, 2009, 01:27 PM
I like Starraptor better than Skarmory.

Yaliw
June 27th, 2009, 01:39 PM
Which one is your favorite pokemon.

Skarmory has Quad Weakness to Electric. But has great defense but low speed
Staraptor has weakness to electric and ice. Has Great Speed Great Attack. BAD Defenses!

VOTE IN POLL
~LegenZs

Skarmory doesnt have quad weakness to Electric. Please learn your types before assuming weaknesses.

Skarmory is better. Period

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 27th, 2009, 02:53 PM
I prefer Staraptor more than I do with Skarmory


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