View Full Version : B/W: [Crustle] VS Amoonguss

June 24th, 2012, 1:03 PM

Couldn't find Crustle's DW art. Therefore you get a sad Weekly Poll this week. :(

June 24th, 2012, 1:13 PM
I like Crustle's design better, although they're both interesting concepts. A hermit crab and a Pokeball mushroom? I'll admit I've never used either of them in game or competitively before. Even though I've lost because of Amoonguss before (lol) in competitive play, I'll still go with Crustle because I like its design.

June 24th, 2012, 1:16 PM
I picked Crustle cos it learns good attacks and it can hit really hard after a Shell Smash boost.

Amoonguss just didn't suit my playing style, so yeah Crustle for me.

June 24th, 2012, 1:41 PM
Until i saw the anime series with crustle as cilans pokemon i hated it now its one of my favorite pokemon in the BW series

June 24th, 2012, 8:50 PM
Crustle. As much as I LOVE Amoongus' huge HP, Crustle's Attack, movepool, and design make it my choice.

June 24th, 2012, 9:51 PM
Crustle for me. There's almost nothing cooler than a hermit crab carrying a block of earth rather than a seashell on its back. It's also decent competitively.

I'm not too fond of Amoonguss because its design kind of creeps me out.

June 25th, 2012, 1:44 AM
Crustle, definitely. I prefer Pokemon with some nice Attack, and it looks really cool too.

Amoonguss looks a bit odd, though I did use it a bit though :P

Primary Spectrum
June 25th, 2012, 2:03 AM
I like Crustle better.

I really hate mushroom, so anything but is better

June 25th, 2012, 2:21 AM
The clump of earth of Crustle's back just looks so unnatural to me, even for a pokemon; so my pick is definitely Amoogus. I love it's concept and it's design and appearance is pretty cool, I especially like it's pre-evolution foongus, mainly due to how they act in the anime -- so cute!

plus if I didn't vote of Amoogus then my pair will ttly bash me. :( but he's still amazing k <3

June 25th, 2012, 2:42 AM

It's such a toughie! <3 It's so strong with the greatest abilities and wonderfully curious moves alongside great stats to support it and it looks amazing! Plus it evolves from the single cutest Pokémon EVER. <3 Although I do adore Crustle too so this was a tough one :c

June 25th, 2012, 5:14 AM
Amoonguss is highly competitive, especially in double battles, has a great concept, and a really high-pitched cry. I have a soft spot for him and his adorable silliness!

June 25th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Amoonguss all the way. Its design is strange, but I love the concept, though I prefer Electrode in the role of the Pokéball Pokémon. Then it's pretty strong, I never used it but it was sometimes a pain to beat, contrary to Crustle that didn't give me any difficulties.

Mr Cat Dog
June 25th, 2012, 12:47 PM
Crustle's cool design tips the balance in its favour for me, personally. I've never had much time for either of these critters, and while they both do have things going in their favour (Amoonguss' cool name and crazy-good HP; Crustle's typing and movepool), it all comes down to their designs. Of which Crustle takes the cake. I'd probably never use any of these critters in a team, but this was a surprisingly tough WP to answer this week!

June 25th, 2012, 2:40 PM
Another tough one for me to answer. I like Amoonguss' design, and I absolutely love its pre-evolution. I also adore Crustle's pre-evolution, but I'm not as big of a fan of Crustle's design. The squareness of the shell has always bugged me for some reason. I've used Amoonguss before on a team before, and it was fun to play with, so for this reason and the reasons stated above I choose Amoonguss.

Ephemeral Euphoria
June 25th, 2012, 2:48 PM
I like Crustle more than Amoonguss overall, more appealing design and a workable movepool win me over easily. That and Amoonguss is just plain lackluster in general if you ask me so it's not much of a contest there.

June 26th, 2012, 12:09 AM

I'm picking Crustle because it's sad and originally, ages back, it was one of my favourites! I REMEMBER ISHIZUMAI. I THINK. IT WAS SPELT SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES (DWEBBLE THAT IS OH GOD I DON'T KNOW IF I EVEN SPELT THAT RIGHT).

But yeah Crustle ftw n___n PLEASE WIN!!!

June 26th, 2012, 1:25 AM
Crustle has my vote, I like it's design compared to Amoongus and it's more on the offensive which is my style.

Overlord Drakow
June 26th, 2012, 1:42 AM
I voted Crustle as it's a nice stealth rock user in the lower tiers.

June 26th, 2012, 3:32 AM
I like Crustle's design more, however I voted for Amoonguss. Ever since I saw it being used a lot at a local battle tournament and bred my own, it has been a key part of my team and a very successful one at that. Spore and Rage Powder are lovely in double battles.

June 26th, 2012, 6:15 AM
Crustle. not because i like it but because i dont care for amoongus... Plus its a rock crab. Did you want a better reason?

June 26th, 2012, 9:35 AM
Crustle hands down. I've used one in-game, and I absolutely loved it. Plus a Hermit Crab wasn't something you really think about having for a Pokémon, but when you do it's just so ideal.

Amoonguss, a mushroom was a fairly great idea too. But were the Pokéball hands really necessary? I mean what are they fungus balls? Seriously, I thought the Pokémon would look just fine without it. It would still be less attractive compared to Crustle and even both pre-evolutions of both lines, but it would be better. n_n

Not to mention Crustle has a far better name than Amoonguss. It's simple! If you're not used to talking about Amoonguss it's kind of difficult to remember how many O's and how many S's are used. I'd rather name my pet mushroom Bob.

As for the aspects of both in battling, they're both decent and I'll give Amoonguss that. But I've actually used a Crustle for battling and it was really nice to have on my team. Amoonguss doesn't give me the impression to want to use it, and so by far Crustle got my vote. :B


June 26th, 2012, 11:43 AM
I did not like either of those two but i had to go with crustle since he kinda looks cooler.

June 27th, 2012, 12:13 AM
DEspite their looks both of them are actually very decent pokemon.

Amoonguss can annoy the hack out of any team with Spore (100% SLEEP MOVE) then giga drain or switch out and back in later to take advantage of regenerator ability. With the release of BW2 its touted as one of the pokemon to watch for in the competitive OU tier

Crustle has one of the best selfboosting moves in Shell Smash, plus its typing is offensively good

going with amoonguss anyways. Such pokemon are always underrated

June 29th, 2012, 3:29 PM
I like Crustle. It looks better, and I had a much better use of it in my Hall of Fame challenge. Foongus was awful. :/ Just...awful. I don't think it beat anything when I did that run. So it was my team's death fodder lol.

June 30th, 2012, 6:07 AM
I picked Crustle, because official artwork and it's kind enough not to inflict statuses on my Pokémon. :(

June 30th, 2012, 8:28 AM
gotta go with crustle as it has got better stats like attack, defense, and speed. i also like the design very nice

July 1st, 2012, 3:27 AM
Nica, if you are reading this...

I can confirm that Crustle wins by 18 votes, pretty big margin.

I knew how awesome this Bug/Rock crab can be! Amoonguss just looked too ugly for me.

July 1st, 2012, 3:31 AM
Nica, if you are reading this...

I can confirm that Crustle wins by 18 votes, pretty big margin.

I knew how awesome this Bug/Rock crab can be! Amoonguss just looked too ugly for me.

I certainly am! n_n Funny thing is I was just thinking about the next weekly poll like, a minute after you posted but before I actually saw lmao.

But yeah I'm glad Crustle wins. It's so adorable. :3 Continue posting if you want guys but this thread gets X-Scissored! aka unstickied.

July 1st, 2012, 6:25 PM
Crustle was an obvious win, it really is a great Pokémon. Amoonguss has its design flaws. :(

July 10th, 2012, 2:19 PM
Crustle by far for me, it's one of my faves of the 5th generation and plus Dwebble won me over in the anime haha :)