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Old March 23rd, 2013 (11:10 PM).
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    Can a Gentle Cresselia work as a stall/bulk in a team?
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    Old March 24th, 2013 (12:18 AM).
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    Can a Gentle Cresselia work as a stall/bulk in a team?
    What IVs does Cresselia have?
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    Old March 24th, 2013 (6:53 AM).
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    Can a Gentle Cresselia work as a stall/bulk in a team?
    Never, ever, ever, ever use a Gentle- or Lax-natured Pokémon in competitive play. They benefit one defensive stat while hindering the other (Gentle hinders Defense and benefits Special Defense and vice-versa for Lax). Both natures don't benefit the Pokémon at all because they potentially lower crucial defensive stats. Stick with Bold/Calm, plz.
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    Old March 24th, 2013 (7:37 AM).
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      What would be the best set up for Scrafty?

      My current setup is:
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      4 HP/252 attk/252 special def.
      Abiltiy: Moxie
      @ muscle band

      Fake Out
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      Old March 24th, 2013 (9:21 AM).
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      What would be the best set up for Scrafty?

      My current setup is:
      Careful
      4 HP/252 attk/252 special def.
      Abiltiy: Moxie
      @ muscle band

      Fake Out
      Ice Punch
      Drain Punch
      Crunch
      Given that Scrafty has a Careful nature, a Bulk Up set is ideal; also, you're better off maxing out HP first because this increases overall bulkiness:
      -Bulk Up
      -Drain Punch
      -Crunch/Dragon Tail
      -Rest
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      Old March 24th, 2013 (9:32 PM).
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        Should Heracross be Jolly or Adamant (A guts one)?
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        Old March 24th, 2013 (10:08 PM). Edited March 24th, 2013 by Hikamaru.
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        Should Heracross be Jolly or Adamant (A guts one)?
        Going by Smogon standards for Heracross with Guts, either nature is recommended so it doesn't matter if you end up choosing Jolly for extra Speed or Adamant for extra Attack. It's all up to whether you want more speed or more power.

        You can always check Heracross' Smogon page for recommended movesets to try out.
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        Old March 25th, 2013 (4:38 PM).
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          Is Cresselia with extremely low IVs everywhere but def workable even on Trick Room teams?
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          Old March 25th, 2013 (4:57 PM).
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          Is Cresselia with extremely low IVs everywhere but def workable even on Trick Room teams?
          A low Speed IV is ideal in Trick Room teams. Try to get good IVs everywhere else.
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          Old March 31st, 2013 (9:43 AM).
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            What would you all recommend for Tentacruel?

            My current set-up for it is:

            @ black sludge
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            liquid ooze
            252 HP/ 252 Spec. Def/4 speed

            Toxic
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            Scald
            Sludge Bomb ( unsure on this slot)
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            Old March 31st, 2013 (10:06 AM).
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            What would you all recommend for Tentacruel?

            My current set-up for it is:

            @ black sludge
            calm
            liquid ooze
            252 HP/ 252 Spec. Def/4 speed

            Toxic
            Rapid Spin
            Scald
            Sludge Bomb ( unsure on this slot)
            This is the standard Tentacruel set:
            -Scald
            -Rapid Spin
            -Toxic/Toxic Spikes
            -Substitute/Protect
            Nature: Bold
            EVs: 252 HP/236 Def/20 Spe
            Item: Black Sludge
            Ability: Rain Dish
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            Old April 1st, 2013 (2:18 PM).
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              So, my friend and I are going to battle with only really weak Pokemon. The rules are: Stat totals 350 or under, no dual-types, and no fire, water, or grass starters. He says that he has a trick that will make it almost impossible for him to lose, and I can't think of what it could be.

              Anybody have an idea of what it could be?
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              Old April 2nd, 2013 (3:14 PM).
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                Question is which one is better for competitions. I have an idea of who I want to use but I want some opinions.
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                Old April 2nd, 2013 (3:45 PM).
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                  Well, personally I think I like Rotom-W more.

                  First of all, Hydro Pump has better accuracy. Sure, it isn't the greatest. But 80 accuracy is better than 70 (Blizzard). To guarantee Blizzard hitting every time, you'd have to set up Hail. And you wouldn't even get a boost from the weather. However for Hydro Pump, you can set up a Rain, and get STAB + Rain boost!

                  Second of all, Rotom-W has better typing.

                  Third of all, you can teach Rotom-W Thunder. And—as I am sure you know—always hits in Rain. You don't have to settle for just Thunderbolt or Discharge.

                  It really depends on what kind of team you're aiming for, but... Rotom-W gets all these awesome boosts in the Rain while Rotom-F honestly only gets the 100% accuracy Blizzard. Therefore, Rotom-W is the better choice.
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                  Old April 2nd, 2013 (3:59 PM).
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                    I would say that Rotom-W is better than F. In general, It resists more types and doesn not have a weakness to entry hazards ( Stealth Rock). Rotom-W gets better STAB moves as well as a more ready wheather abuser. Hail teams are almost non-existent so Rotom-F is not really going to do much good vs weather. It is weak to commonly used pokemon such as Hitmontop, Scizor, Terrakion, where Rotom-W is not.
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                    Old April 2nd, 2013 (5:13 PM).
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                    Going with the above, Rotom-W. It has useful resistances to Fire, Water, Ice and Steel (to a lesser extent). It also works in and out of Rain teams. Rotom-F, on the other hand, has common weaknesses to Fire, Fighting and Rock, though it resists BoltBeam. It's also heavily dependent on Hail to function, as Blizzard has Focus Blast-level accuracy outside of it.
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                      Hi I decided tomake an NU team but I am not so sure what moveset I would have for an eelektross what would you have and what role would it play??
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                      Old April 3rd, 2013 (8:11 AM).
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                      Hi I decided tomake an NU team but I am not so sure what moveset I would have for an eelektross what would you have and what role would it play??
                      Eelektross has a wide movepool, so it can run a multitude of viable sets:
                      -Thunderbolt
                      -Flamethrower
                      -Grass Knot/Giga Drain
                      -Hidden Power (Ice)/Volt Switch/Superpower
                      Nature: Modest/Quiet
                      EVs: 252 HP/252 SAtk/4 Spe
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                      -Drain Punch
                      -Aqua Tail/Dragon Tail
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                      Old April 3rd, 2013 (1:48 PM).
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                        I have gotten a Rotom with 31 estimated SpA and Spd but its other stats are 12-18. Should I stick with that or keep trying for higher IVs?
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                        Old April 3rd, 2013 (2:19 PM).
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                        I have gotten a Rotom with 31 estimated SpA and Spd but its other stats are 12-18. Should I stick with that or keep trying for higher IVs?
                        Trying for higher IVs would be ideal. You can check the exact/approximate IVs by going to the Battle Institute in Nimbasa City.
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                        Old April 3rd, 2013 (2:37 PM).
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                          Trying for higher IVs would be ideal. You can check the exact/approximate IVs by going to the Battle Institute in Nimbasa City.
                          How does it do that? what am i looking for
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                          Old April 3rd, 2013 (5:04 PM).
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                          How does it do that? what am i looking for
                          Try to get decent IVs in HP and/or defenses too. The Battle Institute sets the levels of all the participants you use in it to 50, so it's a good way to IV check recently hatched Pokémon; the Battle Subway autosaves before the challenge, so it's not recommended if you're going lengths to get good IVs in the stats you want.
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                          Old April 3rd, 2013 (5:22 PM).
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                            Try to get decent IVs in HP and/or defenses too. The Battle Institute sets the levels of all the participants you use in it to 50, so it's a good way to IV check recently hatched Pokémon; the Battle Subway autosaves before the challenge, so it's not recommended if you're going lengths to get good IVs in the stats you want.
                            So I would just participate and it autos to lv 50?
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                            Old April 3rd, 2013 (5:52 PM).
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                            So I would just participate and it autos to lv 50?
                            Yes, but only for the duration of the challenge.
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                            Old April 3rd, 2013 (7:58 PM).
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                              Should I worry about its Physical defenses or Special defenses? I have def iv of 29 but a SpD iv of 9 with 19 Hp IV and 29 of spd and SpA.
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