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  1. [b]Intro[/b] <- Size 5
  2.  
  3. Hi everyone, this is blarajan bringing you an RMT that I've cowritten with
  4.  
  5. soviet (or Ban Nattorei on the server). Soviet approached me to build a team
  6.  
  7. as soon as he saw that Murkrow, Gligar, and Misdreavus were being moved back
  8.  
  9. into Little Cup. He really wanted to get into the Little Cup meta , and the
  10.  
  11. introduction of these monsters interested him enough to make that attempt. I
  12.  
  13. had also been a  bit out of the Little Cup scene, since to be quite frank, it
  14.  
  15. was boring as hell before. This was all of the motivation I needed to get
  16.  
  17. back in, so I happily worked on a team with him. What came from our
  18.  
  19. teambuilding was a variety of great EV spreads, a cool offensive pair, and a
  20.  
  21. team that's sitting pretty at number one on the ladder. Many users can attest
  22.  
  23. to the team's effectiveness.I personally think this is one of the best teams
  24.  
  25. I've ever built, and it's been really solid when handling the rest of the
  26.  
  27. meta. It's been a lot of fun to play and to try out. However, it's also
  28.  
  29. gotten a bit stale—because almost all of the Little Cuppers have SEEN it, and
  30.  
  31. because I've used it so much. So here we are, showing off team “TEAM NAME.”
  32.  
  33. [b]Glance:[/b] <- Size 5
  34.  
  35. [img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/453.png
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  49. [HIDE=Teambuilding Process][img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-
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  52. First, we began with Gligar. This was the Pokemon that soviet chose
  53.  
  54. originally, due to its bulk, speed, and offensive prowess. We decided to use
  55.  
  56. a Flight Gem Acrobatics set, because the offense that gave was too good to
  57.  
  58. pass up. After Earthquake / Acrobatics / Roost, we were unsure how to
  59.  
  60. proceed. We initially used U-Turn, for the offensive momentum. However, that
  61.  
  62. was underwhelming, so we tried Swords Dance. Finally, we  decided to make it
  63.  
  64. SubRoost, in order for it to handle Sucker Punch from Murkrow better, and to
  65.  
  66. be more threatening defensively. We haven't looked back since.
  67.  
  68. [img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/207.png
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  70. [/img][img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/bw/559.png[/img]
  71. As amazing as Gligar is, it does have some issues with a lot of Pokemon in
  72.  
  73. the metagame. After thinking about it, we decided an amazing Gligar partner
  74.  
  75. was Scraggy. It was able to beat a lot of Gligar's checks (Bronzor, Staryu,
  76.  
  77. Misdreavus, etc), and is an amazing sweeper in its own right. They
  78.  
  79. complemented each other perfectly, so we decided here that we would make this
  80.  
  81. our main offensive duo.
  82.  
  83. [img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/207.png
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  85. [/img][img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/bw/559.png[/img][img]
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  87. http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/436.png[/img]
  88. The next Pokemon we chose was Bronzor. We needed our own Gligar check,
  89.  
  90. because we thought it would be the dominating force of the metagame. Bronzor
  91.  
  92. hard counters Bronzor, while being an excellent check to Murkrow, Drilbur,
  93.  
  94. Hippopotas, and really, like 80% of the metagame. It tanks pretty much
  95.  
  96. everything it needs to. It also gives us Stealth Rock, which helps a lot,
  97.  
  98. especially with Murkrow and Misdreavus, who hate passive damage. It's an
  99.  
  100. excellent defensive pivot, and we felt it helped our team the best at this
  101.  
  102. point.
  103.  
  104. [img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/207.png
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  106. [/img][img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/bw/559.png[/img][img]
  107.  
  108. http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/436.png[/img]
  109.  
  110. [img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/453.png[/img]
  111. We took a look at our team and went...well, we don't really like fast
  112.  
  113. Pokemon. +1 Scraggy, Houndour, Omanyte post smash, Scarf Snover...none of it.
  114.  
  115. We thought about Mienfoo, but threw that idea away because we all know
  116.  
  117. Mienfoo is a shitty Pokemon. We decided on Croagunk. Access to Vacuum Wave
  118.  
  119. gave us a solid check to those Pokemon, and its own special bulk let us tank
  120.  
  121. Misdreavus really well. Croagunk brought a lot to the table, and we realized
  122.  
  123. we couldn't do without it.
  124.  
  125. [img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/207.png
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  127. [/img][img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/bw/559.png[/img][img]
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  133. [/img][img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-
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  136. To be honest we're not really sure why we chose Misdreavus, but we did.
  137.  
  138. Misdreavus fell into that “too good not to use” category. It blocked spin,
  139.  
  140. was offensively powerful, was bulky, tanked random hits, etc. We tried Nasty
  141.  
  142. Plot Misdreavus, but that wasn't really that good. We then moved to
  143.  
  144. Substitute, which worked better, but Misdreavus died too quickly using it.
  145.  
  146. Finally, we tried Will-o-Wisp, and fell in love.
  147.  
  148. [img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/207.png
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  150. [/img][img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/bw/559.png[/img][img]
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  152. http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/436.png[/img]
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  154. [img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/453.png
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  156. [/img][img]http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-
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  160. http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/90.png[/img]
  161. Honestly at this point we didn't really know what to do. We pretty much
  162.  
  163. covered everything with these Pokemon so the last slot was mainly...filler?
  164.  
  165. We debated between a lot of things here, like Scarf Snover, Houndour, and a
  166.  
  167. bunch of other stuff. We noticed that our team was pretty slow at that point
  168.  
  169. (nothing outsped the 19 speed tier), so we wanted a revenger. We also noticed
  170.  
  171. a bit of a weakness to SubKrow. We put two and two together...and the legend
  172.  
  173. of Scarf Shellder was born.[/HIDE]
  174.  
  175. [b]In Depth[/b] <- Size 5
  176.  
  177. [img]http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/ab45/skglbrt/croagunk.jpg[/img]
  178. [b]Croagunk[/b] (M) @ Eviolite
  179. Trait: Dry Skin
  180. EVs: 212 HP / 28 Atk / 36 Def / 108 SAtk / 116 SDef
  181. Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
  182. - Fake Out
  183. - Sucker Punch
  184. - Vacuum Wave
  185. - Dark Pulse
  186.  
  187. Despite the team being based around Gligar, Croagunk is the star of the
  188.  
  189. show.This poke is just so good. When we were teambuilding, we really needed a
  190.  
  191. mon to stop all of the faster threats of the meta, and Croagunk really
  192.  
  193. delivered. The combination of Fake Out + Vacuum Wave does a number to any
  194.  
  195. shell smasher, Scraggy, Houndour; you name it. One of the reasons we decided
  196.  
  197. to use Croagunk is, using this spread I created, it is a great counter to
  198.  
  199. Misdreavus. It recieves 50% max from a Shadow Ball while 2HKOing after rocks
  200.  
  201. with Dark Pulse / Sucker Punch. On top of being a great offensive asset to
  202.  
  203. this team, the typing coupled with the resistances and immunity to water make
  204.  
  205. it an incredible defensive force as well. The reason I chose these EVs is
  206.  
  207. becasue I needed to create a very bulky set to switch in and out of fighting
  208.  
  209. moves to check the things it needed to while still having great offensive
  210.  
  211. presense. The analysis spreads really weren't good at all, because they were
  212.  
  213. unnecessarily offensive; aswell, the LO set dies so fast, because what
  214.  
  215. Croagunk mainly does is use Fake Out + Vacuum Wave. That's an extra 20% HP
  216.  
  217. that will never be gotten back on a pokemon this team does not function
  218.  
  219. without. This knowledge in hand, we decided to use an Eviolite set designed
  220.  
  221. at taking lots of abuse while still hitting hard. I remembered from my
  222.  
  223. experience of playing before The Big 3 were banned, that Croagunk is actually
  224.  
  225. a decent check to all kinds of Misdreavus, so I decided to use that as a
  226.  
  227. baseline. The spread ensures that Misdreavus Shadow Ball does 50% max (which
  228.  
  229. is actually a very rare damage roll), so that really covers just about any
  230.  
  231. other special attacker in the tier. Something else I was experimenting with,
  232.  
  233. was a spread of 132 HP / 36 Def / 108 SAtk / 116 SDef / 116 Spd Modest
  234.  
  235. (+Satk, -Atk) utilizing Icy Wind instead of Sucker Punch. This really
  236.  
  237. transforms Croagunk from a bulky priority abuse, to a late game cleaner. Icy
  238.  
  239. Wind enables all base 19 Pokemon to be outsped as well as hitting Gligar
  240.  
  241. switchins.
  242.  
  243. Using this Croagunk has been absolutely amazing, let me tell you that. It's
  244.  
  245. my go to mon for a lot of current threats in the metagame. The moves we chose
  246.  
  247. were Fake Out / Vacuum Wave / Dark Pulse > Drain Punch / Sucker Punch. Fake
  248.  
  249. Out provides free damage that allows us to obtain many KOes we wouldn't have.
  250.  
  251. Generally, Fake Out + Vacuum wave takes out a -1 Omanyte. Likewise, Fake Out
  252.  
  253. helps us stall out an extra turn to accumulate Toxic damage from Bronzor. I
  254.  
  255. can't even describe how many instances this has saved me. If I land a toxic
  256.  
  257. on a Murkrow, or a Scraggy (and Shed Skin decides to be reasonable), Mienfoo,
  258.  
  259. or anything, Fake Out lets me let them accumulate more damage for free. But
  260.  
  261. really, Vacuum Wave is the best part of using Croagunk. Many of the current
  262.  
  263. threats in the meta are weak to fighting, plain and simple. Houndour,
  264.  
  265. Scraggy, Snover, Omanyte, are all hit by Vacuum Wave for super effective
  266.  
  267. damage, making Croagunk a really good check to a lot of faster Pokemon that
  268.  
  269. give me a hard time. Sucker Punch / Dark Pulse complement this nicely. The
  270.  
  271. main thing that I love about this Croagunk is how much it beats Misdreavus.
  272.  
  273. Generally, Misdreavus thinks I'll use Sucker Punch, so it Will-o-Wisps,
  274.  
  275. Substitutes, or Nasty Plots. Using Dark Pulse allows me to get about 50% on
  276.  
  277. it for free. Then, Sucker Punch lets me finish it off as it is scared of Dark
  278.  
  279. Pulse. Dark Pulse is cool as well as it allows me to hit Slowpoke for a lot
  280.  
  281. of damage. Croagunk's fighting resistance makes it a great check to Mienfoo
  282.  
  283. and Scraggy, while its ability to absorb Toxic Spikes have made it an
  284.  
  285. invaluable asset to stall. The given spread makes it really bulky, and makes
  286.  
  287. its Vacuum Wave really powerful. Overall, it's definitely the star of the
  288.  
  289. show.
  290.  
  291. [img]http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv284/cuteguardian/PoKeMoN/Byron/His
  292.  
  293. %20Pokemon/Bronzor/036.jpg[/img]
  294. [b]Bronzor[/b] @ Eviolite
  295. Trait: Levitate
  296. EVs: 228 HP / 4 Atk / 148 Def / 4 SAtk / 68 SDef / 16 Spd
  297. Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
  298. - Stealth Rock
  299. - Earthquake
  300. - Toxic
  301. - Hidden Power [Ice]
  302.  
  303. I think Bronzor is the most replacable Pokemon on this team, because it
  304.  
  305. doesn't provide much offensive pressure and has no reliable recovery. This
  306.  
  307. lets multiple threatening Pokemon, such as Scraggy, have an essentially free
  308.  
  309. switchin to set up, and this can be very devastating if our checks are dead.
  310.  
  311. Despite these flaws it really is crucial to the success of this team. It is
  312.  
  313. the only purely defensive pokemon on this team, and as such is the initial
  314.  
  315. switch for so many mons. On top of being a great pivot, Bronzor has a useful
  316.  
  317. movepool in Toxic and Stealth Rock. Both of these moves are really important,
  318.  
  319. as they provide passive damage that breaks opposing cores easier. Stealth
  320.  
  321. Rock checks multiple mons, such as Larvesta and LO Murkrow, as well as really
  322.  
  323. helping Shellder. Stealth Rocks turns mulitple crucial 3HKOs (Misdreavus,
  324.  
  325. Staryu) into 2HKOs, and that really ties the offense of this team together.
  326.  
  327. The EVs for Bronzor aren't really that flexible to be honest, so there will
  328.  
  329. more than likely not be any variation between the EVs of this Bronzor and
  330.  
  331. that of others. Basically, we maximize HP to tank the hits better, as well as
  332.  
  333. mixing the defenses to provide an optimal balance, putting the rest (4 EVs)
  334.  
  335. into each offense to make it hit slightly harder.
  336.  
  337. Bronzor is way too fucking good, seriously. It is the Pokemon that soviet
  338.  
  339. thinks is the most expendable on our team, but I have to disagree. I have
  340.  
  341. never gone a match without using Bronzor's amazing typing and defenses to
  342.  
  343. tank something, or at least to get SR up. Bronzor is our Gligar counter, and
  344.  
  345. honestly gives zero shits whatsoever about what it does. Checks Hippopotas,
  346.  
  347. Drilbur, Misdreavus, Croagunk, tanks hits from Scraggy all day if it has to,
  348.  
  349. smashes Shellder, beats Murkrow without Heat Wave, etc. The reason Bronzor is
  350.  
  351. so good is because we decided that Psychic sucked and gave it Toxic. Toxic
  352.  
  353. allows Bronzor to at least threaten everything it cannot hit (and there are a
  354.  
  355. lot of things it cannot hit). Toxic means it can whittle down the
  356.  
  357. aforementioned Pokemon even if it can't really do anything to them. Likewise,
  358.  
  359. I can't even tell you how many times I have Toxiced a Scraggy in a pinch and
  360.  
  361. lucked their Shed Skin until they died...Bronzor has been an invaluable tank
  362.  
  363. and honestly this team can't function without it. Since one of the biggest
  364.  
  365. threats of my team, Mienfoo, loves to come in on Bronzor, getting the toxic
  366.  
  367. off on it really helps whittle it down. Same with...everything, like Cradily
  368.  
  369. and Hippopotas. Plus it hits what it needs to hard enough. It always breaks
  370.  
  371. Murkrow's Substitute with HP Ice and 2HKOes Gligar, which is all that's
  372.  
  373. really for. Earthquake hits Croagunk and helps whittle thins down with Toxic
  374.  
  375. damage. But honestly, Bronzor just sits on its ass. It doesn't even need
  376.  
  377. attacks and I'd still use it.
  378.  
  379. [img]
  380.  
  381. http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv284/cuteguardian/PoKeMoN/Marilyn/Her
  382.  
  383. %20Pokemon/410.jpg[/img]
  384. [b]Shellder[/b] (M) @ Choice Scarf
  385. Trait: Skill Link
  386. EVs: 36 HP / 156 Atk / 36 Def / 76 SDef / 196 Spd
  387. Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
  388. - Icicle Spear
  389. - Rock Blast
  390. - Razor Shell
  391. - Ice Shard
  392.  
  393. Blarajan is always telling me how Shellder is probably the most replacable
  394.  
  395. Pokemon on the team, but that just isn't the case. Since most offensive teams
  396.  
  397. are fairly frail, they can be potentially swept by fast, hard hitters. To
  398.  
  399. rememdy this, a scarfer is fairly necessary on an offensive team. As you can
  400.  
  401. see, this team isn't "fast" persay, with nothing outspeeding the important 19
  402.  
  403. speed tier. When teambuilding, we noticed a trend; we are actually very weak
  404.  
  405. to fast things that were basically un-revengable by our team, as well as a
  406.  
  407. weakness to various Pokemon with substitute (Murkrow, Gligar, etc.) so we
  408.  
  409. added the Legend, the B0SS, Scarf Shellder. This thing really is a monster,
  410.  
  411. revenging half the tier as well as hitting deceptively hard with it's STAB
  412.  
  413. moves. The main boon of this though, is it can revenge almost anything in the
  414.  
  415. tier, as well as being somewhat hard to switch into when it choses the
  416.  
  417. correct move. Max Satk / Speed Misdreavus is 2HKO'd after Stealth Rock with
  418.  
  419. Rock Blast. The EV's were chosen so Shellder would hit 21 Speed after the
  420.  
  421. Scarf boost, enabling it to outspeed any non-Scarfed Pokemon in the tier. The
  422.  
  423. HP/Def EVs are to maximize Physical Defense with the amount of EVs left over,
  424.  
  425. while the SDef EVs are to allow it to take various special hits better, such
  426.  
  427. as Croagunk Vacuum Wave or Snover Blizzard / Ice Shard. When looking at this
  428.  
  429. spread you'll notice the Atk isn't max, but when you go through and run the
  430.  
  431. Calcs, it actually doesn't matter; The damage is exactly the same.
  432.  
  433. Honestly, I don't have much to say about the king. He, not Bronzor, is
  434.  
  435. definitely our most expendable member of the team. We needed something to
  436.  
  437. beat Sub Murkrow, and it takes out Gligar just fine, which is cool. It
  438.  
  439. outspeeds all non scarfed Pokemon with 21 speed, meeting the minimum
  440.  
  441. requirement of a revenge killer. It can OHKO Hippopotas and Crustle through
  442.  
  443. Oran with Icicle Spear and Rock Blast respectively, assuming one critical hit
  444.  
  445. or max damage roll of the five (which is really useful...one of the only
  446.  
  447. Pokemon that can stop Crustle from setting up entirely). Outside of that, I
  448.  
  449. really just hit things with Icicle Spear and let it die. It does what it has
  450.  
  451. to, and that's about it.
  452.  
  453. [img]http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv284/cuteguardian/PoKeMoN/Ash/His
  454.  
  455. %20Pokemon/Scraggy/063.jpg[/img]
  456. [b]Scraggy[/b] (M) @ Eviolite
  457. Trait: Shed Skin
  458. EVs: 236 Atk / 40 SDef / 212 Spd
  459. Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
  460. - Dragon Dance
  461. - Drain Punch
  462. - Crunch
  463. - Ice Punch
  464.  
  465. This thing is easily the best sweeper in the tier; the combined bulk as well
  466.  
  467. as the incredible attacking prowess really push this thing over the edge.
  468.  
  469. This mon forms the main offensive core of the team, together with Gligar. The
  470.  
  471. synergy they have together is they each remove each others checks, with
  472.  
  473. Gligar taking care of the fighting types, while Scraggy takes care of the
  474.  
  475. bulkier mons like Bronzor, Slowpoke and Hippopotas. This thing is just so
  476.  
  477. bulky, it really has amazing set up opportunities, and due to the small
  478.  
  479. amount of checks, it sweeps incredibly easily. Something I occasionally think
  480.  
  481. about is using Zen Headbutt over Crunch due to the recent spike in Croagunk
  482.  
  483. usage. The leftover EVs were put into Sdef because most of the things Scraggy
  484.  
  485. has opportunities to set up on attack from the Special side.
  486.  
  487. There's so much that can be said for Scraggy, it's ridiculous. It is without
  488.  
  489. a doubt the best set-up sweeper in the tier, unquestionably so. The sheer
  490.  
  491. amount of teams that are Scraggy weak is ridiculous. At +1, Scraggy is only
  492.  
  493. really beat by Croagunk and Mienfoo. Anything else (including the big 3) is
  494.  
  495. pretty much just decimated by the appropriate move. Ice Punch smashes Gligar
  496.  
  497. and Murkrow, while Crunch decimates Misdreavus. The greatest part about
  498.  
  499. Scraggy is the sheer amount of Pokemon it can set up on. One of the most
  500.  
  501. common defensive pivots in the current metagame, Bronzor, is pure set-up
  502.  
  503. bait. Misdreavus, Chinchou, Staryu, and many other threats are set-up on just
  504.  
  505. as well. By running the 36 evs in Special Defense instead of Defense, Scraggy
  506.  
  507. is able to tank hits from these behemoths incredibly easily, and set up on
  508.  
  509. them accordingly. It is one of my main Misdreavus checks, as well, and kind
  510.  
  511. of just destroys the entire tier. If my opponents have Croagunk, then I just
  512.  
  513. use Ice Punch when I bring in Scraggy early game. If they have Mienfoo, I
  514.  
  515. make a lot of double switches to Gligar, or use Drain Punch. When these two
  516.  
  517. are eliminated, Scraggy WILL sweep you...no questions asked.
  518.  
  519. [img]http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn293/yinyang199551/Glenda%20oc/My%20Pokemon/Misdreavus/misdreavuslooking.jpg[/img]
  520. [b]Misdreavus[/b] (M) @ Eviolite
  521. Trait: Levitate
  522. EVs: 240 SAtk / 240 Spd
  523. Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
  524. - Nasty Plot
  525. - Shadow Ball
  526. - Hidden Power [Fighting]
  527. - Thunderbolt
  528.  
  529. Misdreavus is just a really great Pokemon to help push our offense. It has an amazing typing to abuse in that, it gets a good spammable STAB on top of an immunity to fighting really tie Misdreavus together as a solid pokemon. We have debated what the last slot should be, and it was really never set in stone. We started with Nasty Plot so Misdreavus could function as a 3rd set up sweeper, but that never really worked out so we moved to Sub, and likewise, it didn't work either. Then Rajan tried Will-o-Wisp and it has been the best so far. It really lets us cripple a physical attacker, as well as avoid annoying Sucker Punches from Croagunk. Another boon from its typing is that it functions as our teams spinblocker. Even though we don't have spikes on this team, Stealth Rock is amazing. The Extra damage it provides helps us wear down key threats like Murkrow and Larvesta as well as breaking sashes and Sturdy. Due to the good defenses Misdreavus boasts when utilizing Eviolite, it is often our first switchin to things such as Mienfoo, to scout for Hidden Power Ice, or Chinchou, if we don't want to predict too hard about it's move. The EV spread was chosen to increase the offensive power as well as hitting the crucial 19 speed tier.
  530.  
  531. Misdreavus is a pretty cool Pokemon. Even with a fully offensive spread such as ours, its defenses with Eviolite are fantastic, and allow it to tank pretty much any neutral hit. It is also incredibly strong, able to almost always smash something with its attacks. We opted for Thunderbolt because we considered hitting Staryu and Shellder and such more important than having Nasty Plot or Calm Mind or Pain Split or something like that. This comes in handy due to Misdreavus's Ghost typing. As a Ghost-type Pokemon, Misdreavus has the ability to block Rapid Spin. The common Rapid Spinners, Staryu and Tentacool, both fall prey to Misdreavus's Thunderbolt. Also, after going between a lot of moves, such as Nasty Plot and Substitute, we settled on Will-o-Wisp for our final move. Will-o-Wisp allows us to burn irritating attackers that might switch in and we can't really hurt, such as Hippopotas or Gligar. Likewise, it lets us get around Croagunk's Sucker Punch, which is its main usage. I also tend to burn Scraggy in a pinch instead of HP Fighting it, as HP Fighting doesn't OHKO at all. Misdreavus's combination of incredible bulk and ridiculous offensive prowess makes it an incredibly valuable slot on our team. Also, it's really cool, because a LO Shadow Claw from Drilbur only does like 60%!!
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  533. [img]http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z347/ScreenieCollector/Pokemon/Gligar.jpg[/img]
  534. [b]Gligar[/b] (M) @ Flying Gem
  535. Trait: Hyper Cutter
  536. EVs: 236 Atk / 236 Spd
  537. Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
  538. - Acrobatics
  539. - Earthquake
  540. - Roost
  541. - Swords Dance
  542.  
  543. The boss this team was made around. Gligar is an amazing Pokemon that has incredible versatility. It has good speed, great bulk combined with an excellent typing and great attacking stats. The main thing we use Gligar for is the amazing virtue it has as a sweeper, but it is also an amazing pivot, coming in on a plethora of threats in LC, such as HP Ice-less Mienfoo, Chinchou using Volt Switch or even Croagunk. This thing just has so many opportunities to come in and set up a substitute it is not funny. Another major boon is there are perhaps only 4 Gligar counters in the entire tier, Porygon, Slowpoke, Bronzor and Hippopotas, all of which are efficiently taken out by Scraggy. The reason this team works is because the duo of Scraggy and Gligar is just amazing, the only thing in the tier that can beat both of them is Scarf Mienfoo with HP Ice, which is handled perfectly by Misdreavus. Despite being one of the best offensive mons in the tier, it is also one of the best defensive as well, even without the help of Eviolite. This really brings it together as a Pokemon no team can go without. The spread is basically to make it the most efficient sweeper, maximizing Attack and Speed so it hits the crucial 19 Speed tier.
  544.  
  545. Gligar is a boss, end of story. He's the Pokemon we wanted to base our team on, and boy he did not disappoint. We immediately knew that we wanted to use a Flight Gem Acrobatics set, meaning Acrobatics and Earthquake were locked in stone. The issue, then, was finding the best final two moves. Due to Gligar's incredible defensive stats and typing, we knew we wanted it to last, so we threw on Roost. I didn't think Swords Dance was that great because of Bronzor, so I decided to use Substitute and fell in love. SubRoost Gligar is the perfect combination of offensive and defensive prowess. I can't even explain how many times this thing has brought me back from a bad game. Using Substitute gives me a safety net when I predict a switch, meaning Gligar can do heavy damage to like everything that isn't Bronzor or Hippopotas. Substitute also serves the important function of acting as a buffer against speed ties. The 19 Speed tier defines the metagame, and using Substitute means I don't necessarily die if I lose the speed tie. Gligar is my main out against Mienfoo, who gives my team a hard time. Likewise, it cleans up end game realllllly well due to its speed. If the opposing team is weakened, and their Bronzor is dead...and you're behind a Substitute? You're golden. In fact, the fear of SubGligar and SubKrow is the reason we have a Shellder on our team. It's just such a good Pokemon, and pairs really well with Scraggy. The pair eliminate each other's counters and sweep so well it's ridiculous.
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