Yeah, I'm sure there's some wicked crazy stuff nowadays. Sorry you lost though, but that's the nature of card games.. constantly evolving with the times but never appealing to a different age group. I liked the old Magic cards and how they were really medieval and comical. Do Artifact cards still exist?
i asked because i was recently at a friends house and his younger brother was showing me his magic cards. so decided to VS him in a match and the game has changed a lot from when i used to play. theres new abilities ect. buut i lost though =(
i like your scrafty set. shed skin is a great way to get get rid of sleep and LO damage or worse, a HJK miss. I've seen some people run various scarfty sets from dragin dance to drain punch to scouts but this is the most unique set I've seen for scrafty in a long time. with your current EV spread you may want to go with bulk up since you only have 4 attack EVs but if you go with the standard Ev spread you can go with ice punch to hit gliscor. one thing i have to say about HJK is watch out for random protects on pokemon! most people will use leftovers on a rest scrafty set so life orb definitely gives you an edge over other rest user.
overall i like you scrafty set a lot. =) I've never had much success with my scrafty sets though and focusing on its defenses is a very good idea.
Well, it's certainly an unconventional set. But, in theory, I see no reason why it wouldn't work. I mean, the only thing I can suggest is investing some EVs into Defesive stats.. but that's not even really necessary. By all standards, especially the way you described it, it seems like it should totally work out. Is this going to be a lead Politoed?
Using Politoed with anything but a Choice Scarf seems to not use Politoed to it's full potential, seeing as Politoed is chiefly used to set up Rain, try to attack as fast as possible with a wide variety of moves for more super effective hits on enemies, and die. But, you seem to have figured out a set that can keep Politoed alive for longer and allow it to actually play as a part of a team, not just a Rain summoner. It's also a damn good Scout, the way I see it.
Good job, man! That's definitely something to be proud of!
I've been trying to work on a new Scrafty set myself.
Scrafty @ Life Orb
252 HP / 252 Speed / 4 Attack
Jolly [+Speed; -Special Attack]
- Hi Jump Kick
- Bulk Up / Ice Punch
It seems like everyone is running Moxie+Lum Berry. Which, in my opinion, is missing out on Scrafty strategic characteristics and focusing too much on it Sweeping abilities. Don't get me wrong, Scrafty is an excellent Physical Sweeper (with Dragon Dance? Yes please). but I want a Scrafty who can exploit its bulk. I mean, 115 in both Defenses? How can that be overlooked!? Rest is a great reliable recovery move and with Shed Skin it's not a problem. Rest can also make up for Life Orb recoil and failed HJK damage. I'm still up in the air between Ice Punch and Bulk Up. One for coverage, the other for power/defense. Both are awesome. I'm not sure about EVs though, 252 invented in HP serves my purposes, but I might just do the 252 Attack / 252 Speed / 4 HP shtick. And hey, knowing my luck some Smogonite already invented this set. -.-;;
focus blast/ ice beam ( im keep switching back an forth)
anyways protect is to scout out moves or to lock a choice user into a move and then i can switch to the appropriate pokemon. most people will either choice their politoed but with the wacan berry it can survive a STAB t-bolt and maybe a non-STAB thunder. i use scald because i like the burn chance better than the accuracy of hydro pump. but i guess what makes this particular set different is perish song. i sometimes use it to force switches if the need arises. once i get it up the opponent has a choice of either setting up and then die, or set up, attempt a short sweep or immediately switch out. but anyways what do you think of this set?