Thread: [Gen V] High Gambit [Peaked #9]
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Old July 24th, 2012, 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by PlatinumDude View Post
Since your Scrafty lacks Shed Skin to (somewhat consistently) cure any status it gets, you can consider Lum Berry over Lefties to let it shake off a status problem (only once); Scrafty really hates getting statused mid-sweep or while setting up DD.

Just a random thought, but the Nidos can kind of help with your Heracross problem, since they resist its common moves (Megahorn, Close Combat, Stone Edge), even though they do take a lot from Guts Heracross' Facade:
Nidoking:
-Earth Power
-Sludge Wave
-Ice Beam
-Thunderbolt/Fire Blast/Focus Blast
Nature: Timid
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force

or
-Earth Power
-Fire Blast/Sludge Wave
-Ice Beam
-Thunderbolt/Shadow Ball
Nature: Modest/Timid
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Sheer Force

Nidoqueen:
-Stealth Rock/Toxic Spikes
-Earth Power
-Fire Blast/Flamethrower/Ice Beam
-Dragon Tail/Roar
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef
Item Life Orb/Leftovers
Ability: Sheer Force
Eh, I can't. Leftovers is simply too valuable. I've escaped weak priority so many times with Leftovers. Besides I only bring Scrafty in really when walls are pretty much gone so status has never been an issue.

I got some help from psychotic over at Smogon and he recommended Gilgar which seems to cover all my weaks. Nido's are interesting but even they take too much damage from Heracross for me to comfortable call them a check. Plus I can't fit it in without wrecking synergy =(
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