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Kickin' It Old School

Discussion in 'The Doctor's Clinic' started by Psycho Monkey, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Psycho Monkey

    Psycho Monkey Member of the Literary Elite Four

    On a whim I've decided to restart my Emerald Version and raise a competitive team for the Hoenn Battle Frontier.

    @Lum Berry
    Nature: Any neutral nature
    Evs: 252SA, 252Att, 4HP
    Moves: Meteor Mash, Psychic, Aerial Ace, Shadow Ball

    Metagross is my mixed sweeper hence the EV spread. The neutral nature comes from the fact that I don't want to sacrifice Speed, or any defense or offense. If that is a bad idea, please suggest a nature that would be least harmful.

    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 252SA, 252Spe, 4HP
    Moves: Thunderbolt, Surf, Ice Beam, Toxic

    I picked Lanturn over Starmie as my Special Sweeper due to fewer weaknesses and because Lanturn has the same moves I need. Toxic is used to weaken any Walls or Tanks that get thrown in my way.

    @Shell Bell
    Nature: Adamant
    EVs: 252Att, 252Spe, 4HP
    Moves: Mega Horn, Brick Break, Earthquake, Rock Slide

    Heracross is my Physical Sweeper. Other than that, there is nothing more to say.

    These Pokemon were selected because their collective move-pools cover for all 17 types and each member covers another's weakness, both Metagross and Lanturn resisting Heracross's crippling weakness to Flying for example.

    Any comments or concerns I should know of before I start training are very much welcome! Especially ones pertaining to Metagross's Nature and/or held item choice.
  2. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
    Staff Member Moderator

    Ah, Generation III...

    - If you want a mixed Metagross, Meteor Mash, Earthquake, ThunderPunch and either Explosion/Psychic is best. I'd actually go for a Sp.Attack boosting nature here to lift his Sp.Attack beyond mediocre, although that unfortunately boxes you into Quiet really, which drops your Speed.

    - The only way Lanturn will outperform Starmie in this is if Dusclops and other Ghost-types start showing up in herds. Starmie's vastly superior Speed makes it a far better option here otherwise.

    - Shell Bell sucks now and sucked back then too, hell the only reason it was even considered was because there was so few good hold items for sweepers anyway. I'd consider Choice Band on Hera actually, either that or something like Sitrus Berry, Salac Berry or Liechi Berry (if you can get the last two that is.) Jolly instead of Adamant.

    The only issue I can see this team having is with Lanturn being outsped and killed. Otherwise, it's alright.
  3. Psycho Monkey

    Psycho Monkey Member of the Literary Elite Four

    Alright, thanks KoL! :)
    #3 Psycho Monkey, Jul 27, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 19, 2013

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