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Old October 21st, 2015 (7:13 PM).
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Espeon can learn Baton Pass (only as Eevee) to give its Calm Mind boosts to a teammate when it's in an unfavorable matchup. Psyshock is also preferred over Psychic so Espeon isn't walled by Blissey:
-Calm Mind/Substitute
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-Shadow Ball/Dazzling Gleam
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Nature: Timid
EVs: 4 Def/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Magic Bounce

Timid is also the preferred nature so Espeon outspeeds as much opponents as possible.
I was talking about an in-game Espeon, so Timid and Baton Pass are out of the question. And I'll keep Psyshock in mind, thanks!

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Old October 26th, 2015 (1:43 AM).
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Hi! Just wondering if this combination will work against battle maison:

Name: Gengar
Ability: Levitate
Item: Gengarite
Nature: Hardy
EV: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4HP
Moveset:
- Will-o-wisp
-Protect
-Shadow Ball
-Sludge Bomb

Name: Togekiss
Ability: Super Lucky
Item: Sitrus Berry / Heal Bell
Nature: Calm
EV: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spd
Moveset:
- Air Slash
- Thunderbolt / Tailwind
- Follow Me
- Roost

What can be the weakness of this combo? Or this is not good as an all-around team? Thanks!
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Old October 26th, 2015 (7:42 AM).
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Hi! Just wondering if this combination will work against battle maison:

Name: Gengar
Ability: Levitate
Item: Gengarite
Nature: Hardy
EV: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4HP
Moveset:
- Will-o-wisp
-Protect
-Shadow Ball
-Sludge Bomb

Name: Togekiss
Ability: Super Lucky
Item: Sitrus Berry / Heal Bell
Nature: Calm
EV: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spd
Moveset:
- Air Slash
- Thunderbolt / Tailwind
- Follow Me
- Roost

What can be the weakness of this combo? Or this is not good as an all-around team? Thanks!
Gengar needs to be Timid so it can outspeed as many things as possible. Hardy and other natures like it don't even do anything to a Pokemon's stats.

Super Luck is a pointless ability for Togekiss, really. Serene Grace has to be the ability so it can have a 60% chance to flinch slower targets.

You'll have to re-breed both Gengar and Togekiss, I'm afraid.

You can't rely on 2 Pokemon alone in the Battle Maison. It's better to bring in the maximum of 4 Pokemon per team so you have backups in case Gengar and/or Togekiss fall.
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Old October 26th, 2015 (4:31 PM).
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Gengar needs to be Timid so it can outspeed as many things as possible. Hardy and other natures like it don't even do anything to a Pokemon's stats.

Super Luck is a pointless ability for Togekiss, really. Serene Grace has to be the ability so it can have a 60% chance to flinch slower targets.

You'll have to re-breed both Gengar and Togekiss, I'm afraid.

You can't rely on 2 Pokemon alone in the Battle Maison. It's better to bring in the maximum of 4 Pokemon per team so you have backups in case Gengar and/or Togekiss fall.
Thanks PlatinumDude! I knew it will not work, I just got those two pokemon from GTS anyway and trained them. Maybe I really have to work on breeding those two. Anyways, what do you think of their EV spread? And moveset?

As for the other members, I'm still thinking of appropriate combo partners for them.
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Old October 30th, 2015 (3:16 AM).
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Hi everybody, so I'm working on a specially oriented Lucario. His attacks will be:
  • Nasty Plot
  • Flash Cannon
  • Aura Sphere
  • Dark Pulse

I've maxed his SpAtk EVs, and I've put 200 into Speed. Now, before I put the last 52 in, I was wondering if it would actually be viable to instead pour the rest into SpD? I want him to be able to take some hits better, since his defenses aren't that great.

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Old October 30th, 2015 (4:17 AM).
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Lucario lacks reliable recovery and has poor bulk, so you have to put basically all its EVs into bulk in order for it to take a hit reasonably well. Those 52 Sp.Def EVs aren't going to do anything for it really.
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Old November 2nd, 2015 (1:38 PM).
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Title says it all. This isn't actually pulling a Lance, because Drapion evolves from a Bug type. But it does seem like walking the line of a mono type team.
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Old November 2nd, 2015 (6:31 PM).
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Title says it all. This isn't actually pulling a Lance, because Drapion evolves from a Bug type. But it does seem like walking the line of a mono type team.
Drapion shouldn't count as Bug for a mono-Bug team, as monotype rules are strict in that all Pokemon in a team have to share a type.
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Old November 5th, 2015 (4:46 AM).
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Sorry for quoting from out of a sudden, since you're the expert I'd like you to help me.

If I attach a Wide Lens to Azumarill, does that automatically boost his Play Rough and Aqua Tail to 100 Accuracy? I've been hearing 'yes' and 'no' around the web, which is confusing.

Thanks in advance for reading my question!
I know you were kinda asking him but I thought I'd answer anyway. The answer is no.....but it'll be 99% accuracy instead lol. Wide Lens isn't a straight +10 to the accuracy. Play Rough and Aqua Tail have 90% accuracy. 10 percent of 90 is 9, 90+9=99.
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Do you guys think I should put flamethrower or overheat on Mega Manectric? The other moves are HP ice, volt switch, and thunder.
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Do you guys think I should put flamethrower or overheat on Mega Manectric? The other moves are HP ice, volt switch, and thunder.
Overheat. It lands the OHKO on Excadrill, while Flamethrower can't. Special Attack drop isn't much of an issue, as Mega Manectric frequently switches in and out of battle. Also, use Thunderbolt over Thunder, as the latter is very unreliable outside of rain.
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Old December 12th, 2015 (5:27 PM).
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Name me some Pokemon that have both decent longevity/aren't worn down super easy and have decent offensive presence, like Mega Altaria or Toxicroak. In any tier below Ubers.
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Ok, so I got a Magby and I'm thinking of its moveset when it evolves into Magmortar. Here's the information needed.

Magmortar
Sassy Nature
Ability: Flame Body (unless that changes)
Moves:
Lava Plume
Focus Blast
Thunderbolt
Earthquake

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Old December 13th, 2015 (2:04 PM).
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Ok, so I got a Magby and I'm thinking of its moveset when it evolves into Magmortar. Here's the information needed.

Magmortar
Sassy Nature
Ability: Flame Body (unless that changes)
Moves:
Lava Plume
Focus Blast
Thunderbolt
Earthquake

Thanks for taking the time to read this!
The extra power of Fire Blast is preferred over the burn chance of Lava Plume. Vital Spirit is also the superior ability, as blocking sleep is very helpful. A Sassy nature makes Magmortar's middling Speed even worse. Magmortar can function as an Assault Vest tank or an all-out attacker:
-Fire Blast
-Thunderbolt
-Focus Blast/Hidden Power (Grass)
-Flame Charge/Earthquake
Nature: Modest
EVs: 104 HP/252 SAtk/152 Spe
Item: Assault Vest
Ability: Vital Spirit

or
-Fire Blast
-Thunderbolt
-Focus Blast/Hidden Power (Grass)
-Earthquake
Nature: Mild/Rash
EVs: 4 Atk/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Expert Belt
Ability: Vital Spirit
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Is Aegislash best in a Quiet Nature and 0 IVs or can it be run otherwise?
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Old December 16th, 2015 (7:58 PM).
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Is Aegislash best in a Quiet Nature and 0 IVs or can it be run otherwise?
It's best run that way because Shadow Ball is Aegislash's main attack. Quiet also increases the odds of Aegislash going last, as if it goes first, it will be struck in its frailer Blade forme.
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Old December 22nd, 2015 (3:49 PM).
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Hello everyone,

I was wondering what the best nature for each of Hoopa's forms is? I heard hasty is the best nature for hoopa's unbound form, but I'm not sure what the best nature is for hoopa's basic form? Thank you for all of your insight and advice, it is greatly appreciated!!!!!
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Old December 22nd, 2015 (4:10 PM).
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Hoopa Confined's best stat is Sp. Atk, with Sp. Def and Attack close behind, while its very slow and is really frail against physical attacks. Most sets tend to recommend a Modest nature, so go with that to make use of that massive Sp. Attack.
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Hello everyone,

I was wondering what the best nature for each of Hoopa's forms is? I heard hasty is the best nature for hoopa's unbound form, but I'm not sure what the best nature is for hoopa's basic form? Thank you for all of your insight and advice, it is greatly appreciated!!!!!
Just wanted to let you know I've moved this over to Battling & Team Building, since that's where you're likely to get the best advice
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Depends on what you want really. Physical/special and mix sets all have different natures. I personally like the mix best, so hasty is a good option.
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Old December 27th, 2015 (11:50 AM).
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Name me some Pokemon that have both decent longevity/aren't worn down super easy and have decent offensive presence, like Mega Altaria or Toxicroak. In any tier below Ubers.
In OU, Latias can deal some damage while healing with Recover. Serperior can be surprisingly difficult to take down if it uses Giga Drain, after getting a few boosts from Leaf Storm. Conkeldurr can also do a lot of damage while healing with Drain Punch. And I believe bulkier Charizard-Mega sets (X or Y) can take resisted hits easily and then Roost to heal damage taken.

I'm not too sure about other tiers but perhaps Roost Hydreigon in UU? Hope this helps you a bit!
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Old December 27th, 2015 (10:30 PM).
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Groudon: Is there a common set for it?
For singles, Primal Groudon can fulfill a wide variety of roles, such as Stealth Rock setter or setup attacker:
-Stealth Rock
-Precipice Blades/Earthquake
-Lava Plume/Stone Edge
-Roar/Thunder Wave/Dragon Tail
Nature: Relaxed
EVs: 252 HP/56 Def/200 SDef
Item: Red Orb

or
-Rock Polish
-Precipice Blades
-Fire Punch/Stone Edge
-Dragon Claw/Swords Dance
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 104 HP/252 Atk/96 SDef/56 Spe
Item: Red Orb

or
-Rock Polish
-Precipice Blades
-Fire Blast
-Dragon Pulse
Nature: Mild
EVs: 96 Atk/252 SAtk/104 SDef/56 Spe
Item: Red Orb

or
-Swords Dance
-Precipice Blades
-Rock Slide/Stone Edge
-Thunder Wave
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP/196 Atk/48 SDef/12 Spe
Item: Red Orb

For doubles/VGC16:
-Precipice Blades
-Fire Punch
-Overheat
-Protect
Nature: Impish
EVs: 252 HP/4 Atk/252 Def
Item: Red Orb

or
-Precipice Blades/Earth Power
-Overheat/Fire Blast/Flamethrower
-Rock Slide
-Protect
Nature: Quiet
EVs: 180 HP/252 SAtk/76 Spe
Item: Red Orb
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Old December 28th, 2015 (12:11 AM). Edited December 28th, 2015 by Emboar.
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Groudon: Is there a common set for it?
A set I used to run with great success in Ubers on Pokemon Showdown was

-Rock Polish
-Earthquake
-Fire Punch
-Swords Dance
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Atk/248 Spe/8 HP
Item: Red Orb

Setting up both moves puts a lot of pressure on your opponent. Not running max Speed so it can override Primordial Sea if the Kyogre is running Modest or Timid, unless the Kyogre switches in after Groudon is sent in. Earthquake over Precipice Blades because its more reliable, and the extra power isn't necessary in most cases.
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Old January 11th, 2016 (10:12 AM). Edited January 11th, 2016 by Howmander.
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So I've been looking for the 4 move types that have the most super effective coverage and I'm so sick of going through the Pokemon Coverage calculator with every conceivable combination, so I am wondering if anyone has found a better combination for Super Effective moves. So far the best I have found is Electric, Fighting, Ground and Flying, which hits 612 Super Effectively and 162 Neutrally (with 0 in No Effect and 0 in Not Very Effective) has anyone found a more effective combination of moves?

Also, on a side note, I'm looking for a fourth move for Zangoose. I don't want to do Quick Attack as I already have a normal type move so I don't want TWO normal type moves on it. It's got Toxic Boost with Toxic Orb, and so far has Facade, Close Combat and Knock Off/Night Slash (still trying out both to see which I want) and I can't figure out the fourth move. I thought of Protect to give me a turn for Toxic Orb to kick in, X-Scissor but it has no bonus effect, Poison Jab for the poison chance, but Aerial Ace seems to give the most extra coverage out of all the other attacking moves, factoring in STAB does the same amount of damage as Quick Attack would and is super effective against 182 types on it's own while Quick attack is super effective against nothing. Maybe even one of the elemental punches, I'm realyl not sure and could use some opinions on what the fourth move should be. Thanks!
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