Competitive Team Questions (and Incomplete Team Help)
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September 4th, 2012 (3:21 PM).
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I have a quick question. I can't change anything but the item, but on this Infernape:
Infernape @ Life Orb/Focus Sash
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SpA/252 Spe
I can't change anything about this Infernape, but he's my lead on my fighting mono-type team and was curious what you guys would think the best item would be for the set? On one hand, the Focus Sash works if I get out-sped and can't get up Stealth Rock, but on the other hand I can usually force a switch, set up Stealth Rock, and then use the extra damage from Life Orb to take down a couple of Pokemon.
FYI, leads are pretty much dead in the Gen V metagame because of Team Preview, so I wouldn't use Infernape as a SR setter, given its poor defenses; it's more of a wallbreaker/sweeper. But then again, if your team really needs it, Focus Sash is the best item to use just so you get Stealth Rock in without sacrificing Infernape needlessly.
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