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Forever
January 22nd, 2012, 01:12 AM
It's Sunday, you know what that means... new weekly poll day! Remember to discuss and really prove the one you prefer is the best.

Which side will you pick in the rivalry?

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WishCookie
January 22nd, 2012, 01:26 AM
Well i pick Durant just for one reason: I dont like Heatmore's design at all.

11wildy
January 22nd, 2012, 01:28 AM
Heatmor's design is just weird. Also Heatmor doesn't have big competitive value, while Durant has Hustle + Claw Sharpen, which is a great combination!

Forever
January 22nd, 2012, 01:29 AM
Yesss! I have a good feeling I'll be on the winning side this time (@ picking Durant), since really, Heatmor is ugly and offers nothing! Durant can resist dragons, however! Which makes it awesome.

PokémonTrainerRuby
January 22nd, 2012, 01:48 AM
Definitely Durant! I remember having a hard time with him!

이큐리
January 22nd, 2012, 01:57 AM
This is probably a bad reason to pick Heatmor, but he was my first shiny capture in Black and White. So, he wins my vote even though his design is hideous. 8D

vaporeon7
January 22nd, 2012, 02:10 AM
I picked Durant!

oh you probably want a reason

Well its design is a lot more appleasing to me than Heatmor's. Heatmor has some weird tube thing sticking out of a disturbing area. Also in my Hall of Fame Challenge (yes this is a reason once again) Durant was a legend, it was so fast and it hit really hard and took hits well and also it used Thunder Wave! It was one of the strongest Pokémon I ever used in it. Durant is also not useless competitively! Unlike Heatmor, who is very useless.

Hikamaru
January 22nd, 2012, 02:24 AM
Durant cos Heatmor is ugly and Durant has useful attacks and abilities.

Mr Cat Dog
January 22nd, 2012, 02:44 AM
Guys, you need to start making these things more of a contest and less of an annihilation each time! Which is my preamble to also pick Durant. It has a non-fugly design (unlike Heatmor), it has a cool typing, awesome moves, great speed and it's a massive steel bug! What more could you want? Also, I really like how they give lots of Exp when grinding in Victory Road, which was always appreciated.

Hikamaru
January 22nd, 2012, 03:13 AM
Yeah, Durant with a Hustle + Hone Claws combo makes it strong.

EmbC
January 22nd, 2012, 05:14 AM
This is probably a bad reason to pick Heatmor, but he was my first shiny capture in Black and White. So, he wins my vote even though his design is hideous. 8D

Miakalina, believe on me: that's not a bad reason AT ALL.

Btw, I voted on Durant. It has better stats and has a cute face <3. Heatmor is a cool Pokemon too, but I prefer Durant.

miltankRancher
January 22nd, 2012, 05:21 AM
at first, i liked Heatmor, because Duran't design sucks for me. But when I used Durant in my run. oh boy. X-Scissor is a beast.

Blue
January 22nd, 2012, 05:31 AM
Very interesting poll!

I'm definitely choosing Durant, as I like Heatmor I just prefer Durant much more, I love it's design and it's competitive value is great.

Oryx
January 22nd, 2012, 06:35 AM
I picked Durant. He looks better.

deoxys121
January 22nd, 2012, 06:51 AM
Bug/Steel ftw! With only one weakness, Bug/Steel types get my vote every time. With Durant having access to Hone Claws, it allows for reliable accuracy from Stone Edge, and a boost to the power. Durant, easily.

Chiar
January 22nd, 2012, 07:04 AM
Durant, it's one of my favourite BW Pokémon whilst Heatmor is weaker and doesn't stand out of other fire-types.

Mew~
January 22nd, 2012, 07:28 AM
I don't see anything wrong with Heatmor's design, compared to Durant that it - it's just a metal ant. :x

It's Heatmor for me.

Kenshin5
January 22nd, 2012, 08:17 AM
"It breathes through a hole in its tail while it burns with an internal fire. Durant is its prey."

"Using their very hot, flame-covered tongues, they burn through Durant's steel bodies and consume their insides"

I'll take the predator over that prey...

On top of that Durant annoys me on Victory road cause it's either them or Boldore I run into. Basically their encounter rate is way to high for my liking.

Neither of the designs are overly appealing, so that really doesn't factor in my design.

shinysweety
January 22nd, 2012, 04:06 PM
Defiantly Durant, it's design is WAY better than Heatmor in so many ways. Plus Heatmor is mean, then ALWAYS killed my pokemon when my pokemon were higher than them. Luckily Heatmor won't annoy me anymore. -_- Anyway, me likez Durant better cause it's cooler and, to me, a better type.

Blue
January 22nd, 2012, 04:07 PM
I've just caught a Durant today and I'm currently training him up, Level 44/45 right now and such a good competitor!

PlatinumDude
January 22nd, 2012, 04:15 PM
Durant takes my vote. It's more useful competitively than Heatmor because of a somewhat wider move pool. If Hustle Durant manages to set up a Hone Claws or two (after Steel are weakened or taken out), then it can potentially sweep an entire team. Plus, metal-armored ants are cool.

Ephemeral Euphoria
January 22nd, 2012, 04:17 PM
Heatmor for me because unlike the cocky little hellspawn that is Durant I don't have an undying hatred for Heatmor. That and I kinda like its design too.

curiousnathan
January 22nd, 2012, 04:21 PM
Durant, not only is it's design actually good-looking, but I find it to be an interesting pokemon to have on the team, especally with its many battiling capabilities.

oocyst
January 23rd, 2012, 02:17 PM
Picked durant cause I like ants and heatmor is just weird looking. Poor heatmor though, nobody likes it! :(

Alpha King
January 23rd, 2012, 02:31 PM
I like Heatmor better. All of you are just hatuhz

Jellicent♀
January 23rd, 2012, 08:58 PM
Even thought it's clear here that the predator has become the prey, I pick Heatmor.
I've never used it, and neither one of them appeal to me visual wise, but I like the concept of Heatmor. Plus I usually like the whole sharp claw look on a Pokemon.

So I vote Heatmor.

Ω Ruby and α Sapphire
January 23rd, 2012, 11:15 PM
Well im not really into either, but id have to say durant. Idk why, but its more appealing visually.

The Nightmare
January 24th, 2012, 01:25 PM
durant would have to be a winner, because durants a rock type which fire type is weak to.

chella182
January 24th, 2012, 03:57 PM
I personally think they're both a bit lame, but if I had to choose I'd pick Heatmor. Also, Durant isn't a Rock-type... it's Steel/Bug so it has a double weakness to Fire-types.

Blue
January 24th, 2012, 04:17 PM
I'm happy that Durant is winning, such an underrated Pokémon and has very strong potential with the correct moveset, nature, ability etc.

LegendaryFSK
January 24th, 2012, 08:53 PM
I'm not a fan of either one, they are actually two of my least favorite Pokémon of Gen 5. However, I voted for Durant. Mostly just because I like the design just a bit more.

quilzel
January 24th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Heatmore, for two reaasons. First, I am so sick and tired of seeing Durant from when I went through Victory Road. And Heatmore is a fire type. I would pick a fire type Pokemon over any other monster any day of the week (except for my favorites).

Cassino
January 25th, 2012, 10:44 AM
I love Heatmor's fire-tongue-thing and shiny colours.
Viable sweeper for a Trick Room team.


durant would have to be a winner, because durants a rock type which fire type is weak to.
Durant is Bug-Steel; x4 weakness to Fire.

GokuRikaku
January 25th, 2012, 11:57 AM
Durant. While a flaming anteater is nice, a large metal ant sounds more awesome. Durant seems to do a better job battling than Heatmor. While you shouldn't underestimate the flaming anteater, I wish it had more useful moves like fire punch and/or some special attack that isn't fire/hidden power.

princefarsi16
January 25th, 2012, 10:06 PM
I actually picked heatmor with the reason that I do not know. LOL. Anyways, Durant is a really cool pokemon.

hikari_F
January 26th, 2012, 07:18 AM
i pick durant, because it's design is cool, heatmor is just look weird.. firebreather mole?eerrmm... :\

Forever
January 27th, 2012, 02:43 AM
Yeessss Durant is still winning :33

For those who said it's annoying to find in Victory Road, would you rather find Durant or something MORE annoying to defeat? Yeah totally a good thing it's there!!

GokuRikaku
January 27th, 2012, 09:47 AM
Yeessss Durant is still winning :33

For those who said it's annoying to find in Victory Road, would you rather find Durant or something MORE annoying to defeat? Yeah totally a good thing it's there!!

I found Boldore more annoying than Durant. I never saw Durant as annoying, but Boldore's ability makes the battle longer than it should be. Theres always the option of running away but, I wouldn't be gainning exp now would I?

Cassino
January 27th, 2012, 03:24 PM
Yeessss Durant is still winning :33
Durant will always win this because it comes pre-packaged in something resembling competitively-viable form.
One would have to put some thought into making Heatmor work. As rewarding as that could be, gamers tend to be inherently lazy and entitled. I wouldn't construe that as something in Heatmor's favour, but it is hardly the weakest thing around.

TheronElite
January 27th, 2012, 04:12 PM
Heatmor because he would win in a fight.

Eucliffe
January 27th, 2012, 04:14 PM
In PO I watched one of my good friends nearly sweep a team with just a Durant. Not only that, but its name is the same as a knight's in one of my favorite games of all time. Not only that, but I love its design (it's rather creepy-looking ;;) so yeah.

Heatmor may have a huge advantage over it, but Durant pwns in the long run.

Mentalii
January 28th, 2012, 03:12 AM
Gosh I hate those two Pokémons... :pink_no:
They are both natural enemies, like Zangoose and Seviper were in 3nd gen. Normal VS Poison, that was a well-balanced fight, we all agree. And those two Pokémon rocked.
And on the other side we have... A Steel/Bug Pokémon against a Fire type. Wow. We really wonder which one is gonna win, this battle is going to be fun. What a fair fight... Ok, now let's compare the opponents. :pink_evil:

Heatmor => HOW UGLY !! Seriously, what's that thing? Game Freak, what did you do? Plastic head, strange hands... Yes, just look at its hands. And now it's arms. Yes, we all agree, there is a little problem with proportions. Then its muffler tail... Lol. I can't say anything but lol, words to explain how ridiculous it is don't even exist.

Durant => Damn, we already have an ant Pokémon : Scizor. :pink_blankstare: And it's really more badass than Durant. And Durant isn't a Pokémon, it's just a red-eyed termite with an iron armor. It would be a good Digimon, but not a Pokémon.

Conclusion : I voted for Durant, it's a little less worse than Heatmor, which totally sucks. I know I was mean with that thing (I refuse to call that a Pokémon), but... I can't bear it, I'm so disappointed of what Pokémons become nowadays.

Detso
January 28th, 2012, 05:26 AM
I think Durant is adorable, which is why I picked him. He is not too bad in battle, either.

Cassino
January 28th, 2012, 07:43 AM
They are both sworn enemies, like Zangoose and Seviper were in 3nd gen. Normal VS Poison, that was a well-balanced fight, we all agree. And those two Pokémon rocked.
And on the other side we have... A Steel/Bug Pokémon against a Fire type. Wow. We really wonder which one is gonna win, this battle is going to be fun. What a fair fight...
Heatmor/Durant is not a rivalry nor stated to be one in-game, they actually have a predator/prey relationship in which context the typing makes sense.
Think to the old days, of Spearow eating 'worms' (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Weedle).

Overlord Drakow
January 28th, 2012, 07:56 AM
Voted Heatmor purely because I faced a Durant deck out deck (Pokemon TCG) and it beat me V___V

Halcyon
January 28th, 2012, 08:18 AM
I pick Heatmor because it's a very nice Pokémon that lets me escape from their wild battles. :)

Kyrk
January 28th, 2012, 08:36 AM
Although Durant's design is rather simple (it's a steel-coated ant) I find it much cooler-looking than Heatmor; anteaters are cool and all, but Heatmor's design is just strange-looking (not in a good way either).

Competitively while Heatmor has the type advantage, Durant has much better stats and movesets, letting it outspeed and 1hko with Stone Edge (granted it doesn't miss with the combination of SE's poor accuracy with Durant's Hustle ability).

So overall I'm picking Durant.

Gulpin
January 28th, 2012, 02:35 PM
I was surprised to open this thread and see that Durant had to majority of votes. Though I don't dislike either of the two I was always more drawn to Heatmor. I always thought that it had more of an interesting concept compared to a simple ant. I love its amazing shiny color and it's imaginative tongue of fire. Now that I think about it I'm not sure why I was originally drawn to Heatmor over Durant. I think that for some reason it reminded me of Torkoal, both being volcano-like fire types with no evolutionary relatives. I do think that Durant is too bland design wise, however, I do like its jaw thing, whatever you call it xD

Tashiro
January 29th, 2012, 08:57 AM
Heatmor, because it eats durant!

There is no Pokémon I despise more than I despise durant. None.

Forever
January 29th, 2012, 09:03 AM
Aaand Durant wins, yay! Unstickying, continue to discuss if you want etc.

vizarod
February 6th, 2012, 06:27 PM
I think they are both ugly, like most of the Unova pokemon, but I'd
definitely pick Durant. Though fire is 4x as effective, it still has less
weaknesses than Heatmor, plus it has a better movepool and it has better
stats, in my opinion.