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Old September 21st, 2009 (10:48 AM).
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Okay so I have a quick question.
I have a Jirachi with Iron Head for flinch hax.
Does flinching happen if Raci is slower than the opponent?
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    Okay so I have a quick question.
    I have a Jirachi with Iron Head for flinch hax.
    Does flinching happen if Raci is slower than the opponent?
    No, only if you are faster.
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    Old September 21st, 2009 (10:50 AM).
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    Okay so I have a quick question.
    I have a Jirachi with Iron Head for flinch hax.
    Does flinching happen if Raci is slower than the opponent?
    No, it only happens when Jirachi strikes first.

    Edit: Beaten. :<
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    Old September 21st, 2009 (11:54 AM).
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    No, only if you are faster.
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    No, it only happens when Jirachi strikes first.

    Edit: Beaten. :<
    Okay so then Jolly Jirachi it is. I was going to do a more defensive set but the Speed sacrafice would make me lose flinch hax so I'v decided...

    Jirachi @ Life Orb
    Jolly nature
    EVs: 252 Atk/252 Speed
    Moves:
    -Stealth Rock
    -Iron Head
    -Fire Punch
    -U Turn

    To set-up SR. I can always U-Turn out if I come up with a bad match-up.
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      Okay so then Jolly Jirachi it is. I was going to do a more defensive set but the Speed sacrafice would make me lose flinch hax so I'v decided...

      Jirachi @ Life Orb
      Jolly nature
      EVs: 252 Atk/252 Speed
      Moves:
      -Stealth Rock
      -Iron Head
      -Fire Punch
      -U Turn

      To set-up SR. I can always U-Turn out if I come up with a bad match-up.
      why not switch out fire punch with trick and replace life orb with choice scarf to really make use of iron head flinching? trick comes into play when you face off against bronzong and other slower pokemon then u-turn your way out
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      Old September 21st, 2009 (12:16 PM).
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      why not switch out fire punch with trick and replace life orb with choice scarf to really make use of iron head flinching? trick comes into play when you face off against bronzong and other slower pokemon then u-turn your way out
      Ugh I hate TrickRachi but I'll consider annoying my opponents with it. I needed Fire Punch on Jirachi in relation to the rest of my team, which is majorly Scizor weak, and Psyschic mono. The problem is Bronzong is like neverused in OU.
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        I've found Bullet punch extremely useful in the past, and I find myself using Meteor Mash the most So I don't intend on changing either. I dont use Earthquake as much as I thought I would considering Metagross's weakness to Fire+Fighting, but I still use it enough so that it's more useful than Thunderpunch. Unfortunetly, I dont have acess to Explosion, so it really isnt an option. So, is Thunderpunch Worth it? Give me your thoughts :)
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        Old September 21st, 2009 (3:06 PM).
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        Quick Question: Is Thunderpunch worth putting on Metagross? Here he is currently,
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        I've found Bullet punch extremely useful in the past, and I find myself using Meteor Mash the most So I don't intend on changing either. I dont use Earthquake as much as I thought I would considering Metagross's weakness to Fire+Fighting, but I still use it enough so that it's more useful than Thunderpunch. Unfortunetly, I dont have acess to Explosion, so it really isnt an option. So, is Thunderpunch Worth it? Give me your thoughts :)
        Yeah, usually hit Fire-types on the switch with Earthquake. And, Metagross isn't weak to Fighting, his only weaknesses are Fire and Ground. ;o

        Since you don't have access to Explosion, ThunderPunch is usually the best option. It hits bulky waters like Vaporeon, Suicune, etc.
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        Old September 21st, 2009 (3:14 PM).
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          Ok, I really hate to ask this, but I'm in a bit of a stump. Can anyone name a list of ALL special sweepers that come to mind? That includes UU & OU. This'll help me figure out this TEEM of mine that will thrash Dark Anti Brittneyboy.
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            Ok, I really hate to ask this, but I'm in a bit of a stump. Can anyone name a list of ALL special sweepers that come to mind? That includes UU & OU. This'll help me figure out this TEEM of mine that will thrash Dark Anti Brittneyboy.
            Ummm..okay I'll do OU for you.

            OU
            • Latias
            • Heatran
            • Alakazam
            • Empoleon
            • Gengar
            • Infernape
            • Jirachi
            • Jolteon
            • Porygon-Z
            • Rotom-A
            • Salamence
            • Starmie
            • Suicune
            • Togekiss
            Must've missed some out but that should be most of them :D
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              Thanks. There are so many pokes listed at random, it got annoying trying to sort them out meself.
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              Old September 21st, 2009 (5:29 PM).
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                i can do UU for you sims.

                Espeon
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                Moltres
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                Houndoom
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                they're all over base 110 for SpA.
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                Thanks. There are so many pokes listed at random, it got annoying trying to sort them out meself.
                You can click the SpA stat on the Smogon index for a tier, it will sort the Pokemon by Special Attack. ;3
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                You can click the SpA stat on the Smogon index for a tier, it will sort the Pokemon by Special Attack. ;3
                O.O

                You just made my life so much easier. (Why did I never know that? DX)

                Anyway, while I'm here, does that MysticGar set want Life Orb or Expert Belt?
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                You just made my life so much easier. (Why did I never know that? DX)
                >.< Even I knew that. D: I thought you knew a whole lot more than me.

                Anyway, I can't answer your question, but I have a good question that may or may not be able to be answered.

                What's a good set for a Dragon Dance Crawdaunt (if anyone can theorymon one up for me).

                What I've thought of so far was this:

                Crawdaunt



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                Nature: Adamant
                Trait: Shell Armor
                EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
                • Dragon Dance
                • Waterfall
                • Crunch
                • Aerial Ace

                I don't know how well it could perform though...:/ I was going to do some calculations to see what it could hit after a DD but I got lazy as well as homework piling up on top of that. :P So I'm here, wanting some advice (if possible) for this soon to HG/SS set.
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                >.< Even I knew that. D: I thought you knew a whole lot more than me.

                Anyway, I can't answer your question, but I have a good question that may or may not be able to be answered.

                What's a good set for a Dragon Dance Crawdaunt (if anyone can theorymon one up for me).

                What I've thought of so far was this:

                Crawdaunt



                Crawdaunt@Life Orb
                Nature: Adamant
                Trait: Shell Armor
                EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
                • Dragon Dance
                • Waterfall
                • Crunch
                • Aerial Ace

                I don't know how well it could perform though...:/ I was going to do some calculations to see what it could hit after a DD but I got lazy as well as homework piling up on top of that. :P So I'm here, wanting some advice (if possible) for this soon to HG/SS set.
                Lol, it's hidden away in the corner, I just never noticed it. Doesn't make me know any more or less...

                I'd run Jolly probably, so you can outpace max speed base 100's after one boost. X-Scissor is an option as well. You'd have to test it to see how well it works, I would imagine when played correctly it could do some damage in UU.
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                You just made my life so much easier. (Why did I never know that? DX)
                Wow, you never knew? XD
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                Anyway, while I'm here, does that MysticGar set want Life Orb or Expert Belt?
                Life Orb, Expert Belt is okay if you want to bluff a Choice item, or you have Tyranitar / Hippowdon.
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                >.< Even I knew that. D: I thought you knew a whole lot more than me.

                Anyway, I can't answer your question, but I have a good question that may or may not be able to be answered.

                What's a good set for a Dragon Dance Crawdaunt (if anyone can theorymon one up for me).

                What I've thought of so far was this:

                Crawdaunt



                Crawdaunt@Life Orb
                Nature: Adamant
                Trait: Shell Armor
                EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
                • Dragon Dance
                • Waterfall
                • Crunch
                • Aerial Ace

                I don't know how well it could perform though...:/ I was going to do some calculations to see what it could hit after a DD but I got lazy as well as homework piling up on top of that. :P So I'm here, wanting some advice (if possible) for this soon to HG/SS set.
                I think Jolly would be better, since you are really slow. If you're planning to use that in OU, then you can use this EV spread (with Jolly), 40 HP / 252 Atk / 216 Speed, it outruns Modest Starmie (rare though). Or you can use 44 HP / 252 Atk / 212 Speed, that will outrun Naive Salamence, and all those positive Nature base 100's.

                Also, X-Scissor > Aerial Ace is pretty cool for hitting same things except it gets Celebi for more damage.
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                It's meant for UU (should have mentioned that) as I don't really think with his poor speed and SpD that he'll be doing too well. >.<

                Aerial Ace is on there to deal with Hitmontop or Toxicroak if they decide to show their faces. :/ X-Scissor could be good though with all those Roserade running a muck. >.< I guess it really does come down to testing. I'll do some calculations when I'm not feeling lazy. Thanks for the help you two. ^^
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                  I come bearing a challenge to you fine people. I have decided to try out Houndoom in OU. Crazy, rite? Well up yours.

                  I am having trouble coming up with the ev's for this sort of set. EV's were always my weakest point.

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                  It seems like a good way to keep Asself in check, specifically those of the Dark variety.
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                  This has been bugging me for awhile. Seeing how the rotom forms are OU and are used in competitive play, Is it legal to use the rotom forms on wifi using Action replay? I just wanna know before I start using rotom on my team.

                  If your unable to use AR for the rotom forms I don't understand why they're used in so much teams :/
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                  This has been bugging me for awhile. Seeing how the rotom forms are OU and are used in competitive play, Is it legal to use the rotom forms on wifi using Action replay? I just wanna know before I start using rotom on my team.

                  If your unable to use AR for the rotom forms I don't understand why they're used in so much teams :/
                  Most of the teams devised here in the S&M section are for Shoddy.

                  Now for the Wifi question, hacking is allowed as long as you inform the challenger that you are using hacked pokemon and they're ok with it. Otherwise, you're breaking the rule.
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                  Old September 22nd, 2009 (1:03 PM).
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                    I come bearing a challenge to you fine people. I have decided to try out Houndoom in OU. Crazy, rite? Well up yours.

                    I am having trouble coming up with the ev's for this sort of set. EV's were always my weakest point.

                    Houndoom-Life Orb
                    Nature:
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                    It seems like a good way to keep Asself in check, specifically those of the Dark variety.
                    252 Attack, 78 S.Atk, 180 Speed.
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                    Now for the Wifi question, hacking is allowed as long as you inform the challenger that you are using hacked pokemon and they're ok with it. Otherwise, you're breaking the rule.
                    And, you have to make sure the person you're battling against is using Platinum, or it will freeze iirc. :[ You could use a standard Rotom and just hack it with Rotom Appliance stats and the exclusive move.
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                    And, you have to make sure the person you're battling against is using Platinum, or it will freeze iirc. :[ You could use a standard Rotom and just hack it with Rotom Appliance stats and the exclusive move.
                    It's just annoying because rotom-c has 3 type moves that I really need for my team, grass, Ghost, and electric.

                    Are there any other pokemon (grass or electric) That can use both grass and electric moves? (besides hidden power)
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                      It's just annoying because rotom-c has 3 type moves that I really need for my team, grass, Ghost, and electric.

                      Are there any other pokemon (grass or electric) That can use both grass and electric moves? (besides hidden power)
                      err...not many

                      Gengar can both use energy ball and t-bolt
                      Infernape can use grass knot and t-punch
                      Breloom has STAB seed bomb and t-punch
                      Alakazam has charge beam, energy ball, grass knot
                      Porygon-z has ^ + t-bolt

                      and i think that's it. i might be missing out on a few, but they're probably not noteworthy

                      and the list gets smaller if you go down the tiers list. grass isn't much of an offensive typing in OU because most of the water types have other typing that nulls out grass. the only two pretty much affect by grass is Swampert and rhyperior, all the other pokemon have ways of dealing with grass type moves.
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