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    • Seen Sep 10, 2018
    Blog Entry #2
    This week, I have been testing out Infernape.

    Cercope (Infernape) @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Blaze
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Hasty Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Overheat
    - Endeavor
    - Vacuum Wave
    - Stealth Rock

    The set above has been based heavily on early FEAR sets.
    After testing, I decided that it could do more as a suicidal lead, rather than a sweeper.
    Infernape takes advantage of it's focus sash by using moves such as Overheat and Endeavor. If Endeavor is used, I am then able to finish my opponent off with Vacuum Wave.
    Infernape has a Hasty nature, allowing it to rock 346 Speed. This grants it the ability to out speed a good portion of Pokémon in the current meta.
    I do admit that this Pokémon's weaknesses are its downfall (Sandstorm/Hail/Toxic/Fake Out). Pokémon to help counter these weaknesses might include:
    - A Steel/Poison/Magic guard Pokémon to help counter Toxic stallers. I recommend Clefable.
    - 1-2 Pokémon that are levitating to help avoid a possible Earthquake. I recommend Mega-Pidgeot/ Air Balloon Tapu Koko.
    - Cofagrigus to counter Mega-Lopunny/Contact attackers.

    Side Note: The name I gave Infernape was 'Cercope'.
    The 'Cerope' were mischievous forest creatures in Greek mythology. I gave this name to Infernape for a pretty self explanatory reason.... It's a set designed to mess with the opponent.