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Anything goes: Pokemon that you shouldn't use (part 2)

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Anything goes: Pokemon that you shouldn't use (part 2)

Post by Woyaojinkela on Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:44 pm

We are continuing what you shouldn't use in anything goes n_n If you didn't check part 1, make sure to check it out. So without any more further ado, let's get started.

Gengar(non mega usage 5.58187%, 14th place. ):

The appeal: Ghost/Poison is a unique typing and doesn't have much competition regarding type. It has levitate which makes it immune to ground type, which is pretty dominant. It has a good special attacker and speed, while having a good moveset.

Why it doesn't work: As an offensive pokemon, it's power is honestly not good compare to other special attackers in uber. It's speed, while seems nice, is not that good either compare to other sweepers like mega rayquaza, arceus, mewtwo, deoxys-attack and shaymin sky. It's bulk is incredibly low that it is OHKOed by the majority of the tier.

What should be used instead:
If you have a mega slot, mega gengar would be a direct replacement. While it's now weak to ground, it gains a much better ability: shadow tag. Traping and killing things like xerneas and blissey is extremely useful. It has higher speed, making it outspeed things that normal gengar doesn't like shaymin sky, mega gengar, arceus, lati@s(speed tie with regular gengar), and speed tie with mewtwo.

Gengar @ Gengarite
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Destiny Bond
- Sludge Wave
- Shadow Ball
- Taunt

If you don't have a mega slot, then other special attackers like mewtwo, lati@s, arceus form or shaymin sky would be better. They either have a lot more power or a lot more speed and they all have much better bulk.

Mewtwo @ Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Psystrike
- Focus Blast
- Ice Beam/Shadow Ball
- Fire Blast


Latios @ Soul Dew
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Psyshock
- Grass Knot
- Hidden Power Fire/Thunder

Mega-Charizard-X(Usage: 5.09583%, 15th place)

The appeal: People kind of just like this pokemon because it is a fan favorite. Competitively, it has a decent attack of 130, really good ability in tough claws, good offensive typing in fire/dragon, and access to good moves like dragon dance, tailwind, and earthquake

Why it doesn't work: 100 speed is bad for an extremely offensive pokemon. It's overall bulk, while not terrible, is not good enough for it to setup. It's pretty outclassed by other dragon dancers like mega rayquaza and mega salamence, which hits harder and is much bulkier. Rapid spin is also really rare in AG, and hazard remover is almost mandatory for charizard.

What should be used instead: Other dragon dancers that hit harder, bulkier, requires less support would work. Direct replacement would be mega rayquaza and mega salamence.

Rayquaza @ Lum Berry/Life orb
Ability: Air Lock
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Dragon Ascent
- Earthquake/V-Create
- Extreme Speed

Mega rayquaza is much bulkier, much faster, much better coverage, and hits harder. Lum berry is usually the better item because the existence of klefkis and darkrai. Speaking of lum berry, it allows itself no be ruined when klefki gets in and thunderwave/swagger, unlike mega charizard x. Mega rayquaza's access to extremespeed allows it to not be revenge killed easily. The life orb one makes it have a tons more power than mega charizard X.

Salamence @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 80 HP / 252 Atk / 176 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Roost
- Double-Edge
- Earthquake

Mega salamence is also much bulkier, much faster, and hits  bit harder. It has access to intimidate as normal salamece, and has the bulk to set up a bunch of times. It's also not cripple by stealth rock as much as charizard b4 you mega evolve it, which gives it a lot more chance to setup.

Gliscor: (Usage: 4.86901%, 16th place)

The appeal: It has poison heal, which is extremely annoying for some opponents to deal with. It has a decent defensive typing and a good physical bulk. It also has access to roost and taunt, which makes it even more annoying to deal with.

Why it doesn't work: With that said, you can only really annoy low ladder people with gliscor in AG. AG is full of powerful wallbreakers and majority of the offensive mons can break through gliscor. Ice beam is also very common and is gliscor's nightmare.

What should be used intead: If you are looking for a physical wall, this is a much better option.

Groudon @ Red Orb
Ability: Desolate Land
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Lava Plume
- Precipice Blades


Groudon @ Leftovers
Ability: Drought
EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SpD
Imprish Nature
- Precipice Blades/Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Stealth Rock
- Roar

Groudon Primal and groudon has much more physical bulk while having much more power and support option. Groudon primal in particular, has much better typing and can attempt to burn attackers with lava plume. Landorus-Therian is also a nice replacement tho most wallbreakers can also break through it without too much problem. They do lack reliable recovery but that's not really enough niche for gliscor, as roost is commonly rendered useless by the overwhelming power. If you really want to annoy people tho, use shaymin-sky or klefki. They are hella annoying. Shaymin sky being able to flinch with air slash most of the time and klefki's twave+swagger is just... TOO ANNOYING.

Though if you are really looking for a hardcore physical wall with reliable recovery then this is prob the way to go.

Lugia @ Leftovers
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 Spe
Bold Nature
- Roost
- Whirlwind
- Toxic
- Ice Beam

Lugia has just a tons more extra bulk. Multiscale is also a great ability to half the damage when it is at full health, allowin it to spam roost and survive pretty much every unboosted attack at full health except for zekrom's bolt strike. It has reflect if you want to support the team and whirlwind so it's not a set up bait. Lugia is just generally much more superior comparing with gliscor because how much bulk it gets.

So that's it for now, there will be more coming. Like usual, if you have questions, please ask. Thanks for reading, have a nice day n_n

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