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ddrox13

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Oh. Hello there. You've found the thread for my article. Yay.

Please read my article. It makes me happy.

Real talk, if you want to suggest stuff for the list I'm open to updating this. just post about it here and I'll re-run the numbers.

I'm tired now though, so I'm going to bed.

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Age 28
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Pennsylvania
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Posted August 11th, 2019
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Here's a Pokemon that I am going to mention: Inkay and Malamar.

Availability Route 1 (Hau'oli Outskirts), 30% chance. Can also be found on Ancient Poni Path and Poni Wilds (20% chance in both).
Evolution Level 30, but your 3DS/2DS has to be flipped down upon leveling up to make it work. It's a strange evolution method, admittedly.
Stats Inkay's stats are basically your average unevolved Pokemon's stats. Malamar has pretty decent stats everywhere, expect Special Attack which is a little below average.
Typing Dark/Psychic. Although it leaves it with but one immunity (Psychic), no resistances, and two weaknesses including a 4x, that's not the big kicker here.
Movepool If caught at the beginning of the game, it'll have Reflect as soon as you catch it, although given its underwhelming Special Attack, its best STAB attack it'll get for a while is Foul Play, and even that uses the opponent's Attack stat, but that is very good early on. It can also learn Topsy-Turvy, which is amazing against the Totems (more on that in a bit). If caught at Poni Island, it'll have Psycho Cut all ready to go, and Payback if caught at Level 41 or 42, but you'll miss out on Topsy-Turvy for all the bosses ahead. And at Level 48 it gets Superpower, which is amazing if you have Contrary.
Major Battles Despite its lack of good STAB moves for a while, Foul Play is very good early on and can help against Ilima, Totem Gumshoos, and Totem Marowak. But more importantly, Topsy-Turvy is an amazing move to use against the Totems, because it reverses all their stats from the Totem aura and turns them into stat drops, making them laughably easy if you can pull it off.
Other Notes If it has Contrary and you're against an opponent that you think will try to lower your stats, don't be afraid to switch it in, because you're sure to get a helpful boost if they do. However, as mentioned, it can be a little hard to use with its lack of good attacks, although having Reflect at the beginning of the game can be a real lifesaver.

Also, I think you forgot to mention Hapu in the big battles that Popplio is great for.
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Age 20
Male
somewhere (duh)
Seen June 5th, 2019
Posted March 17th, 2019
4,494 posts
4.5 Years
I used both Wishiwashi and Grubbin on my Sun play through. They were great choices, and so far in my Ultra Moon play through, it appears that they would be great choices again. However, I am opting to use other pokemon for the sake of variety.

ddrox13

Anti-Nonsense

Northeast US
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Here's a Pokemon that I am going to mention: Inkay and Malamar.

Availability – Route 1 (Hau'oli Outskirts), 30% chance. Can also be found on Ancient Poni Path and Poni Wilds (20% chance in both).
Evolution – Level 30, but your 3DS/2DS has to be flipped down upon leveling up to make it work. It's a strange evolution method, admittedly.
Stats – Inkay's stats are basically your average unevolved Pokemon's stats. Malamar has pretty decent stats everywhere, expect Special Attack which is a little below average.
Typing – Dark/Psychic. Although it leaves it with but one immunity (Psychic), no resistances, and two weaknesses including a 4x, that's not the big kicker here.
Movepool – If caught at the beginning of the game, it'll have Reflect as soon as you catch it, although given its underwhelming Special Attack, its best STAB attack it'll get for a while is Foul Play, and even that uses the opponent's Attack stat, but that is very good early on. It can also learn Topsy-Turvy, which is amazing against the Totems (more on that in a bit). If caught at Poni Island, it'll have Psycho Cut all ready to go, and Payback if caught at Level 41 or 42, but you'll miss out on Topsy-Turvy for all the bosses ahead. And at Level 48 it gets Superpower, which is amazing if you have Contrary.
Major Battles – Despite its lack of good STAB moves for a while, Foul Play is very good early on and can help against Ilima, Totem Gumshoos, and Totem Marowak. But more importantly, Topsy-Turvy is an amazing move to use against the Totems, because it reverses all their stats from the Totem aura and turns them into stat drops, making them laughably easy if you can pull it off.
Other Notes – If it has Contrary and you're against an opponent that you think will try to lower your stats, don't be afraid to switch it in, because you're sure to get a helpful boost if they do. However, as mentioned, it can be a little hard to use with its lack of good attacks, although having Reflect at the beginning of the game can be a real lifesaver.

Also, I think you forgot to mention Hapu in the big battles that Popplio is great for.
I forgot about Topsy-turvy inverting totem boosts! I'll think about that again.

Popplio suffers in that battle from the fact that Gastrodon exists, but honestly Popplio is just good everywhere.

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