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Old October 26th, 2013 (7:33 AM).
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Is female Meowstic a psychical attacker or a special attacker?
It's the latter, she's primarily a special attacker.

As far as Meowstic's stats in general go, they mainly have high Speed and Sp. Attack while being average in all other stats. However, the different genders get different movesets, with males being supporters and females being attackers.

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    I wanna hear opinions about these spreads
    Chesnaught-Sassy:
    252 Hp-Mix at Atck Def(More EVs in atk)
    -Payback
    -Seed Bomb
    -Spikey Shield
    -Ice Punch/Fire Punch

    Sylveon-Calm
    252 Def Mix in SpAtk-SpDef
    -BabyDoll eyes
    -Toxic
    -Moonblast
    -Wish

    Heliolisk-Calm
    4 HP-252 SpAtk & Speed
    -Dark Pulse
    -Grass Knot
    -T-Wave
    -Thunderbolt

    Dragalge-Calm
    252 HP-4 Def-252 SpAtk
    -Surf
    -Draco Meteor
    -Sludge Bomb
    -T-Bolt

    Charizard-Modest
    4 HP-252 SpAtk-252 Speed
    -?
    -Focus Blast
    -Solar Beam(He has the Y mega)
    -F-thrower

    Mewostick(M)-Calm
    252 HP-MIX in Def SpDef
    -Substitute?
    -Psyshock
    -Reflect
    -Light Screen
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    Old October 26th, 2013 (8:30 AM). Edited October 26th, 2013 by PlatinumDude.
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    I wanna hear opinions about these spreads
    Chesnaught-Sassy:
    252 Hp-Mix at Atck Def(More EVs in atk)
    -Payback
    -Seed Bomb
    -Spikey Shield
    -Ice Punch/Fire Punch

    Sylveon-Calm
    252 Def Mix in SpAtk-SpDef
    -BabyDoll eyes
    -Toxic
    -Moonblast
    -Wish

    Heliolisk-Calm
    4 HP-252 SpAtk & Speed
    -Dark Pulse
    -Grass Knot
    -T-Wave
    -Thunderbolt

    Dragalge-Calm
    252 HP-4 Def-252 SpAtk
    -Surf
    -Draco Meteor
    -Sludge Bomb
    -T-Bolt

    Charizard-Modest
    4 HP-252 SpAtk-252 Speed
    -?
    -Focus Blast
    -Solar Beam(He has the Y mega)
    -F-thrower

    Mewostick(M)-Calm
    252 HP-MIX in Def SpDef
    -Substitute?
    -Psyshock
    -Reflect
    -Light Screen
    Chesnaught doesn't learn the elemental punches. Why does it not have a Fighting STAB? While it's true that Hammer Arm reduces Speed after use, Chesnaught is slow, so it doesn't really care:
    -Spikes
    -Leech Seed
    -Spiky Shield/Seed Bomb
    -Hammer Arm
    Nature: Impish
    EVs: 248 HP/180 Def/80 SDef
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Bulletproof

    or
    -Bulk Up
    -Seed Bomb
    -Hammer Arm
    -Stone Edge/Poison Jab/Substitute
    Nature: Adamant/Careful
    EVs: 248 HP/252 Atk/8 SDef or 248 HP/8 Def/252 SDef
    Item: Leftovers

    While it's true that Baby-doll Eyes is a priority Growl, it's not worth it because the opponent can just switch. Also, please, please, please max out Sylveon's HP first before you even go for the defenses:
    -Wish
    -Protect
    -Moonblast
    -Toxic/Shadow Ball
    Nature: Bold
    EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef
    Item: Leftovers

    Heliolisk is a Special sweeper, not a special defender because of its terrible defenses (though its Special Defense is admittedly decent). Note that Calm boosts Special Defense. It's too frail to make any use of support moves:
    -Thunderbolt
    -Surf
    -Grass Knot/Focus Blast
    -Hidden Power (Ice)/Focus Blast
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb/Choice Specs
    Ability: Dry Skin

    What's the point of Dragalge having a Calm nature when its Special Defense isn't invested in at all? Make it Modest and keep your EV spread.

    Note that Charizard Y's Drought hinders some of your team members. Chesnaught's Fire weakness is increased, Heliolisk's and Dragalge's Surfs will be weakened, while Heliolisk will take damage every turn while Sun is up (assuming Dry Skin is its ability). You're better off using regular Charizard or Charizard X, though Rapid Spin support will be required for regular Charizard:

    Regular:
    -Fire Blast
    -Air Slash
    -Focus Blast/Hidden Power (Grass)
    -Flamethrower
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 Def/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Choice Specs/Choice Scarf

    Charizard X:
    -Dragon Dance/Swords Dance
    -Flare Blitz
    -Dragon Claw/Outrage
    -Earthquake/Roost
    Nature: Jolly/Adamant
    EVs: 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe
    Item: Charizardite X

    Male Meowstic should use Prankster as its ability:
    -Reflect
    -Light Screen
    -Toxic/Thunder Wave
    -Psychic
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 Spe
    Item: Light Clay
    Ability: Prankster

    or
    -Substitute
    -Calm Mind
    -Psychic
    -Shadow Ball
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Prankster
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    Old October 26th, 2013 (9:22 AM).
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      Old October 26th, 2013 (9:26 AM).
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      Why Spikes on Chesnaught?
      It's a support move. Spikes enables your team to nab OHKOs/2HKOs on opponents that they couldn't accomplish before. To let you know, Spikes is one of Chesnaught's egg moves.
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      Old October 26th, 2013 (9:28 AM).
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        It's a support move. Spikes enables your team to nab OHKOs/2HKOs on opponents that they couldn't accomplish before. To let you know, Spikes is one of Chesnaught's egg moves.
        Kinda of topic but do you know which poke can learn spikes and can breed with chesnaught?
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        Old October 26th, 2013 (9:39 AM).
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        Kinda of topic but do you know which poke can learn spikes and can breed with chesnaught?
        For now, you'll have to make do with Smeargle. It can Sketch the move.
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        Old October 26th, 2013 (9:41 AM).
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          Look at its base stats and movepool. It's a Special attacker. To further expand, male and female Meowstic have different level-up movepools and DW abilities. The male excels at support and has Prankster as its DW ability. The female is better at attacking and has Competitive (a Specially-based version of Defiant) as its DW ability. Their regular abilities are the same: Keen Eye and Infiltrator (though I'd stick to Infiltrator).
          Thanks. Wasn't sure at first even while looking at the base stats.

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          It's the latter, she's primarily a special attacker.

          As far as Meowstic's stats in general go, they mainly have high Speed and Sp. Attack while being average in all other stats. However, the different genders get different movesets, with males being supporters and females being attackers.

          Edit: Dang it PlatinumDude lol
          This is what I mostly wanted to hear. Short, quick and clear. Thanks a lot!
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          Old October 27th, 2013 (1:01 AM).
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            What should Yveltal be Physical or Special Attacker and what nature.
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              What should Yveltal be Physical or Special Attacker and what nature.
              Special for sure, so you can make use of Oblivion Wing for fast recovery and Aura-boosted Dark Pulse. I'd say Timid would be the nature to go for, actually Modest would probably be better. Depends on what you want to outspeed.
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                Putting my team together, figured out five members so far... any changes you guys would suggest and who should I consider for my sixth?

                Current team -

                Lead/Set-Up
                Aerodactyl - Focus Sash - Pressure - Jolly

                Stealth Rock
                Rock Slide/Stone Edge
                Earthquake
                ????

                252 Att/4 Def/252 Spd

                Phys Sweep
                Scizor - Choice Band - Technician - Adamant

                U-Turn
                Bullet Punch
                Pursuit
                Superpower

                252 Hp/252 Att/4 Spd

                Phys Sweep
                Metagross - Life Orb/Leftovers - Clear Body - Adamant

                Meteor Mash
                Earthquake
                Thunderpunch
                Pursuit

                152 Hp/252 Att/104 Spd

                Spec Sweep
                Starmie - Choice Specs - Natural Cure - Timid

                Ice Beam
                Thunderbolt
                Surf
                Pyschic/Grass Knot

                4 HP/252 SpA/252 Spd

                Spec Sweep
                Gengar - Life Orb - Levitate - Timid

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                Putting my team together, figured out five members so far... any changes you guys would suggest and who should I consider for my sixth?

                Current team -

                Lead/Set-Up
                Aerodactyl - Focus Sash - Pressure - Jolly

                Stealth Rock
                Rock Slide/Stone Edge
                Earthquake
                ????

                252 Att/4 Def/252 Spd

                Phys Sweep
                Scizor - Choice Band - Technician - Adamant

                U-Turn
                Bullet Punch
                Pursuit
                Superpower

                252 Hp/252 Att/4 Spd

                Phys Sweep
                Metagross - Life Orb/Leftovers - Clear Body - Adamant

                Meteor Mash
                Earthquake
                Thunderpunch
                Pursuit

                152 Hp/252 Att/104 Spd

                Spec Sweep
                Starmie - Choice Specs - Natural Cure - Timid

                Ice Beam
                Thunderbolt
                Surf
                Pyschic/Grass Knot

                4 HP/252 SpA/252 Spd

                Spec Sweep
                Gengar - Life Orb - Levitate - Timid

                Shadow Ball
                Thunderbolt
                Hidden Power (Ice/Fire)
                Focus Blast

                4 Hp/252 SpA/252 Spd
                Really, this is fine as its own thread because you have most of the team figured out; you only need advice for general movesets and the last team slot.

                Use Taunt on Aerodactyl to prevent your opponent from statusing it.

                Use 248 HP/252 Atk/8 SDef on Scizor to round down hazards damage.

                Metagross is better off with a Choice Band. Use 164 HP/252 Atk/92 Spe as the EV spread. What Pokemon does Metagross outspeed with your current spread?

                Any Choice Pokemon that has access to Trick should use it to cripple opposing walls. Starmie is also known for being one of the best offensive Rapid Spin users:
                -Hydro Pump/Surf
                -Psyshock/Thunderbolt
                -Rapid Spin/Ice Beam
                -Trick
                Nature: Timid
                EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
                Item: Choice Specs
                Ability: Natural Cure

                I'd rather not use Thunderbolt on Gengar as Shadow Ball hits Water/Flying Pokemon hard enough already. Thunderbolt is mainly for Gyarados, but other than that, it's pointless to include:
                -Substitute
                -Shadow Ball
                -Focus Blast
                -Disable/Pain Split/Will-o-Wisp
                Nature: Timid
                EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
                Item: Black Sludge/Life Orb

                or
                -Shadow Ball
                -Focus Blast
                -Hidden Power (Ice/Fire)/Taunt
                -Destiny Bond
                Nature: Timid
                EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
                Item: Focus Sash/Life Orb/Expert Belt

                or
                -Shadow Ball
                -Focus Blast
                -Hidden Power (Fire)
                -Protect/Substitute
                Nature: Timid
                EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
                Item: Life Orb/Black Sludge

                As for your last slot, I'd go with something that resists Ghost, Dark and Fire (since you're weak to those types). Hydreigon springs to mind:
                -Draco Meteor
                -Fire Blast
                -Superpower
                -Earthquake/Earth Power/Dark Pulse/Roost
                Nature: Rash/Mild
                EVs: 4 Atk/252 SAtk/252 Spe
                Item: Life Orb/Expert Belt

                or
                -Substitute
                -Dragon Pulse
                -Focus Blast
                -Fire Blast/Roost
                Nature: Modest
                EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
                Item: Leftovers/Life Orb

                or
                -Draco Meteor
                -Fire Blast/Flamethrower
                -Focus Blast
                -U-turn/Dark Pulse
                Nature: Modest
                EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
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                  I need a good set for a quiet goodra with perfect sp.def and sped ivs
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                    I am wanting to get into competitive battling, but kinda want to try to use pokemon I like.
                    I want:
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                    Gardevoir
                    Pinsir (mega)
                    Delphox
                    Venasaur
                    Garchomp

                    I just have no idea how to set up a team with that. You guys can substitute pokemon if you have good ideas, any are better than mine.
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                      I need a good set for a quiet goodra with perfect sp.def and sped ivs
                      Quiet Boosts Sp. Attack. If you can tolerate not having any status moves, I recommend Assault Vest. My Vest Goodra was hit by a Dazzling Gleam. The damage was so small the other guy quit.

                      Vest Goodra @ Assault Vest
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                      Pulse for STAB, Sludge to cover Fairy immunity, Fire to cover Steel resistance, plus 1 move of any type to finish the set.
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                      I am wanting to get into competitive battling, but kinda want to try to use pokemon I like.
                      I want:
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                      Gardevoir
                      Pinsir (mega)
                      Delphox
                      Venasaur
                      Garchomp

                      I just have no idea how to set up a team with that. You guys can substitute pokemon if you have good ideas, any are better than mine.
                      I honestly think that Delphox is better off in the lower tiers. It has good stats and good move pool, sure, but I don't see how it can differentiate itself from other Fire Pokemon like Heatran. Since Mega Pinsir is Bug/Flying, you need a Rapid Spinner/Defogger on the team, like Starmie or Skarmory.

                      Move sets would be appreciated as well.
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                        Small: Jolly/Careful
                        Average: Impish/Careful
                        Large: Impish/Careful
                        Super: Impish/Careful/Brave
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                          When we say a stat is decreased/increased by 1 stage how much do we mean?
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                          When we say a stat is decreased/increased by 1 stage how much do we mean?
                          When a stat has been increased one stage, it's been multiplied by x1.5. When it's been increased two, it's been multiplied by x2, x2.5, x3, x3.5, and eventually until it maxes out at 4x. Decreasing is different, and a single stage of decrease is 2/3, followed by two stages which is 1/2, then 2/5, then 1/3, 2/7 and finally 1/4. Hope that helps?
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                            I just want to clarify something, If my Vivillon used a trapping move like Infestation, and then I switch out, will the opponent Pokemon still get trapped and get residual damage?
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                            I just want to clarify something, If my Vivillon used a trapping move like Infestation, and then I switch out, will the opponent Pokemon still get trapped and get residual damage?
                            Nope, the trapping effects and residual damage wear off.
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                              Need help with one of my pokemon. I've never used Haxorus before so Im kinda lost here, I don't know if this build is good or not in this Metagame. I got a reset bag so is ok if I have to EV train it again.

                              The set I'm currently using is.

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                              Ability:Rivalry (will change this soon)
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                              252 Attack/252 Speed/4 HP
                              Item: Life Orb

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                                I've used Haxorus a few times in competitive play, so I think I may be able to help you out.

                                Mold Breaker is the only ability Haxorus should be using, but I see you're planning to change that, so I'll just leave it be.

                                The EV set you are currently using is the preferred set, so you're fine in that sense. Since you are using an adamant nature, I would recommend switching out Swords Dance for Dragon Dance. This way, you can get a speed boost along with the attack boost. Haxorus already has an incredibly high attack, so I don't think there should be too much of an attacking boost loss, but it is outspeed easily. Lots of dragons outspeed it and you need that speed boost if it's going to reach max potential.

                                Life Orb is a good item, but another one to consider is leftovers. It's just a personal preference because you're already going to have a sky-high attack with one boost, so the extra bonus from Life Orb isn't going to be all that necessary. I normally use leftovers, but it's up to you.

                                The only other thing I would consider changing is Poison Jab. Sure, it's super-effective against fairies, but not much else. I would put Iron Tail as it's also super effective against ice types. Although, with the shaky accuracy, I'll understand if you want to keep poison jab there.
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                                  Thanks a lot, I had a feeling Dragon Dance would be better.
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