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Old July 28th, 2016 (5:32 PM).
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Shuckle isn't that hard to deal with because of its common weaknesses and low HP undermining its huge defenses. Taunt is one of the best ways to shut it down. The set you mentioned is a prime example of Taunt bait, which is why it's largely ineffective. Steel Pokemon are not only immune to Toxic, they can also hit Shuckle hard with a supereffective STAB attack.
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    I know that Soft-boiled is normally only available as a move tutor attack from FRLG,

    But does it pass to the baby cleffa on breeding?

    If so, is it worth asking around on Trade Chat for one with Soft-Boiled?
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    Old July 29th, 2016 (5:31 PM).
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    Sadly, no. Soft-Boiled cannot be bred onto Cleffa at all, whether it be through normal breeding or chain-breeding.
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    Old July 31st, 2016 (11:15 AM).
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      Hey, I was wondering if I could get some help with my SD Mega Venusaur EV spread? I'm looking at running Jolly with 236 in Speed to outspeed max speed Timid Heatran and smack it with EQ (as Heatran's Fire Blast does around 50%). Or, I could not worry about Heatran and just go with Adamant with 100 in Speed to outspeed max Speed Azumarill?

      Also, as a general rule - I know generally speaking odd HP gives an extra switch in when Stealth Rocks are on the field, but is it necessary for Pokemon like Mega Venusaur who aren't weak to Rocks?

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        Which stats should I raise to their maximum? Which would benefit Porygon2 most? Right now, my Porygon is running a Modest nature for that boost in Special Attack. Now I'm stuck trying to decide which stats to EV train this thing in and that's where you guys come in. I'll list a few examples below of my ideal EV spreads for Porygon and you guys correct me if I'm wrong. LETS DO THIS TOGETHER!

        252 Hp/ 252 Sp.Atk
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        170 Hp/ 170 Def./ 170 Sp.Def
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        170 Hp/ 170 Def./ 170 Sp. Atk

        I think the whole 170/170/170 split thing may work best but then again I could be terribly wrong. I can't decide. Please.....HELP MEEEEE!!!!!
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        Old August 1st, 2016 (2:27 PM).
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        You usually want to invest in Porygon2's HP/Def/SpDef, as it has fantastic bulk when holding Eviolite, plus it gets Recover. Offensive spreads are generally not worth it due to its low base Speed and kind of average Sp.Attack, and Porygon Z being way better at being an attacker.
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        Old August 1st, 2016 (2:35 PM).
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          You usually want to invest in Porygon2's HP/Def/SpDef, as it has fantastic bulk when holding Eviolite, plus it gets Recover. Offensive spreads are generally not worth it due to its low base Speed and kind of average Sp.Attack, and Porygon Z being way better at being an attacker.
          So 170Hp/ 170Def./ and 170 Sp.Def right? Would I have to run stalling moves like thunder wave and toxic with this setup or can I still go on the offense with Tri Attack or Ice Beam?
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          So 170Hp/ 170Def./ and 170 Sp.Def right? Would I have to run stalling moves like thunder wave and toxic with this setup or can I still go on the offense with Tri Attack or Ice Beam?
          That EV spread is rather inefficient. For bulky Pokemon, maximum HP should take priority. An example EV spread is 252 HP/200 Def/56 SDef with a Calm nature. This lets Porygon2 avoid the 2HKO from Excadrill's Earthquake. A more balanced bulk EV spread is 252 HP/120 Def/136 SDef with Calm.
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            I think I'll go with 252Hp/252Def. Modest nature? Hopefully this will serve as a great tank/special sweeper.
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            Old August 1st, 2016 (4:34 PM).
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              Uh, I know I said I would go with that EV spread but, I can't help but feel that special attack won't leave a mark in competitive battles. What do you think?
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              Old August 1st, 2016 (4:44 PM).
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              I think I'll go with 252Hp/252Def. Modest nature? Hopefully this will serve as a great tank/special sweeper.
              If you're using 252 HP/252 Def, have Porygon2 use a Bold nature, as Modest would be wasted with no Special Attack investment.
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                Another option is to use seismic toss e.g. with Chansey or Blastoise which will 3HKO the Shuckle so it won't be able to survive using rest since everything outspeeds it.
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                Shuckle used to be reasonably good but in the current meta it's pretty easy to walk through. It has no recovery or immunities and even with Shell Smash no offensive potential at all. Just poison/burn it and spam super-effective moves and you'll finish it easily.
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                Old August 3rd, 2016 (12:26 PM).
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                You can be pretty creative against those purely defensive mons. Their main problem is the lack of offensive presense, making them easily setup fodder; stuff like SD Bisharp, TG Manaphy and pretty much any Pokemon that has access to Substitute and Calm Mind. Taunt is also pretty good in shutting them down.

                Even in case they managed to set up on you, you can still use Moves like Haze, Whirlwind and Roar to get rid of their boosts, meaning they have to set up again. And if you want to be really gimmicky, you could still use something with a bigger HP stat, that has access to Final Gambit.
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                  Trying to find some good grass and electric type Pokemon for my team what would you recommend?
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                  Old August 6th, 2016 (9:57 AM).
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                    Hey, I was wondering if I could get some help with my SD Mega Venusaur EV spread? I'm looking at running Jolly with 236 in Speed to outspeed max speed Timid Heatran and smack it with EQ (as Heatran's Fire Blast does around 50%). Or, I could not worry about Heatran and just go with Adamant with 100 in Speed to outspeed max Speed Azumarill?

                    Also, as a general rule - I know generally speaking odd HP gives an extra switch in when Stealth Rocks are on the field, but is it necessary for Pokemon like Mega Venusaur who aren't weak to Rocks?

                    Thanks for your help!
                    Just bumping this as it got lost amidst the Porgyon talk :)
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                    Old August 7th, 2016 (8:52 AM).
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                    That does depend a fair bit on what kind of a team you're building.

                    Offensively Raikou, Thundurus and Mega-Manectric are all powerful and threatening Electric sweepers that can run through poorly prepared or frail teams. For Grass types Serperior is really the only noteable Grass-type although there are offensive variants of Mega-Venusaur that sometimes show up and Mega-Sceptile could be useful on the right team.

                    Defensively Zapdos is pretty damn good and is the only worthwhile defensive Electric Pokemon. As for Grass types Amoongus, Ferrothorn and Mega-Venusaur are fantastic defensive options whilst Celebi can function quite well on some teams also.
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                      What are all the Candy/Sweet Pokemon? I'm making a list for my future themed teams.
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                        Ones that look like candy or that are actually candy related pokemon in their pokedex species entries? If just looking like Candy I would say

                        Swirlix/Slurpuff
                        Vanilite/Vanilish/Vanilux

                        And that's honestly the only ones I can think of out of all of them. There's potentially Sptrizee/Aromatisse, but that's more of a perfume kind of sweet, not a candy kind of sweet. And if you're really stretching Cherubi (cherries) but that's honestly all I can think of
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                          Building a doubles team and I already have my golduck which will be learning soak soon. But I don't have an idea on a moveset for the shedinja I have. Any help?
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                            Mine is holding Safety goggles, and knows Phantom Force, Dig, X-Scissor and confuse Ray (although I suppose you could do toxic in that place as well) and the whole point of it is to be gone for every other turn so it can't be hit (even during Dig, Earthquake can't hit because of Wonderguard) and to just annoy the heck out of the opponent
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                            If you're real, give it Final Gambit.

                            Try Protect, Will-o-Wisp, Shadow Sneak, X-Scissor and give it a Focus Sash. Defenses don't matter too much unless you're running into an opponent who has a mon with Download, so EVs all go into Attack and Speed.

                            Unfortunately, Shedinja doesn't have much of a use in Doubles, outside of some minor niches. Suppose, you could also try running Toxic on it and see where you get with that.
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                              Ahh, hacked shiny perfect mega altaria. How I hate you. But what counter would be best for dealing with one?
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                              Provided that Mega Altaria doesn't have Earthquake, Heatran is its best counter, as it walls both of its STABs and can use Flash Cannon to hit it super effectively.

                              Mega Venusaur is also good, as its bulk is stupidly good enough to let it shrug off whatever Mega Altaria can throw at it.

                              More info here: http://www.smogon.com/dex/xy/pokemon/altaria/ou/ (scroll to Checks and Counters)
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                                While breeding for my Umbreon, I got a shiny Eevee that won't fit for my Umbreon.

                                IVs: All perfect but SpDef
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                                What Eeveeloution should I evolve it into?
                                What EVs should I give it?
                                What moves should I give it?
                                What Item should I give it?
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