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I may have a plan for Shedinja...

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Shedinja's ability is very powerful,many have tried and failed to skill swap that onto a pokemon with better typing. Many Spiritomb and Sableye. But I figured something well for a double battle.

Shedinja can learn the move mimic. and he can copy one attack. What if my partner pokemon used conversion 2? That way I can start to copy attack types. Then If I have the pokemon attack shedinja, he will be immune to the move and not take damage, while I can copy a move and change his type to say, electric or normal (16 immunities.) After that, I can give him support moves like safeguard, follow me, magic coat, or even a weather blocking ability to cover him. It takes time to set up, but I have support moves to cover him, it's not really expected, so I can do it without the foe catching on. What do you think of this plan?

asked Aug 20, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
But i don't see the problem to lets say, if i were to have a double battle and start of with sableye and shedinja and then use role play to copy wonder guard? because you said many have tried and failed
well i guess it's banned for obvious reasons
I meant that several people have tried strategies to give wonder guard to Sableye and spiritomb.
Shedinja can't learn mimic!!!
That's just bullsh*t, it learns Mimic by Gen 3 Move Tutor.

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Best answer

DT, you're like a sly criminal: You know a way around ANYTHING. xD

Clefable, Porygon2, and Shedinja would work in PERFECT synergy together (I chose Porygon2 because of the better Defenses).

Porygon2 would activate Conversion2, and Shedinja would Mimic it. Let Shedinja do some damage, while Porygon2 activates Trick Room.

Porygon2 would switch out, and bring in Clefable. Clefable could use Follow Me to support Shedinja. Because of Magic Guard, any attempt to poison, burn, etc, Shedinja, would go to Clefable, and then be nullified.

Moonlight could be used when necessary, and if you aniticipate that someone will try to activate Sandstorm or Hail, then you can keep Sunny Day / Rain Dance handy, only for countering that. Finally, use Helping Hand to help Shedinja sweep, or put on Return or Meteor Mash, for damage.

In summary, this could work very well, but would only be a one-shot deal. This is the most practical thing I could come up with to match what you were saying. To top it off, I'll provide a quick overview of movesets:

SHEDINJA:

X- Scissor
Swords Dance
Mimic
Shadow Claw


PORYGON2:

Conversion2
Trick Room
Ice Beam
Tri-Attack


CLEFABLE:

Follow Me
Moonlight
Sunny Day / Rain Dance
Helping Hand / Return / Meteor Mash


Hope I helped with this idea a little bit! Sorry this was so long. xD
EDIT: Okay, it seemed longer in the submission box. :P

answered Aug 21, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
edited Feb 12, 2012 by Mewderator
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to look around for other useful possibilities, test this out and see if it works well, then start using it in battles.
You could also hold items, don't forget that!
4 votes

The failing part: You aren't attacking the opponent and the opponent is attacking you and usually the opponent attacks the most dangerous pokemon.

The good part: It takes time to set up, but when you're set up, you will be the pokemon king for that battle.

Moveset: Mimic because of what you said.
Shadow Claw because of its psychic weakness.
X-Scissor to deal with Grass types.
And Endure or Protect to stall because of its low stats.

answered Aug 21, 2010 by Nelson Cruz
edited Aug 21, 2010 by Nelson Cruz
I said I have follow me to draw fire away, and plenty of healing moves for the pokemon getting hit. (they have the defense for a few hits.)
4 votes

Beware: Eruption. It will still hit you even if you use follow me. Also, you may need to use safeguard quicker, or you will die. And your opponet will kill you faster than you can pull it off.

answered Aug 22, 2010 by ohioscyther
You're right. I need a way to protect my team from multi-target attacks.
no offense but it's called fainting
0 votes

Combining a pokemon like chansey or blissey who can learn skill swap from the tm in the fourth gen for a double battle would be an awesome combo then swapping out shedinja for another pokemon. After teaching chansey skill swap, move it up to black white for heal pulse at lvl 38
Chansey moves:
Softboiled / heal pulse
Metronome/ attack move
Block / heal bell
skill swap
Note: block and heal bell can be taught through the move tutor while metronome can be bred into chansey

answered Jan 17, 2012 by shadedragon06