Welcome back to the Lab! Apologies for the weeks absence, server craziness and holidays do not mix well! This one was up for a brief time, but was lost in the move, so today's Pokemon is Armight!
#014 ArmightBug/Steel TypeGrappler PokemonWow! What a change! It looks likes strengthening it's legs as a Sheilug has really proved beneficial! This Pokemon's main fighting style involves grabbing the foe with their smaller arms, whilst pummeling with their stronger ones. It certainly is a large change from the previous form, one that once led some researchers to believe that it was part fighting type.
There are two main ways to train an Armight; either let it evolve immediately at level 21 and take advantage of the above average attack stat for moves like Bullet Punch or, for the more patient trainer, allow it to remain as a Shielug for a little longer. Although the latter may make no sense to most of you, it appears that this Pokemon can only learn Iron Defense whilst in it's basic stage. This of course allows for a completely different strategy, focusing on Armight's highest stat- Defense.
Armight has retained the ability to avoid critical hits, but unlike Sheilug it has the Battle Armour ability, rather than Shell Armour. This just helps emphasize the difference between the two Pokemon- Sheilug which avoids battle if possible, and Armight which takes it in it's stride, and can prove quite formidable.
Tomorrow we have another Bug type Pokemon, Slail! So join us then!
Thanks again to Rain!
And now for the Dex Entry for Armight. And yes, I did change it's typing.