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Azumaril vs. Laspras?

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Please do not down vote or hide my question.My azumaril has sap sipper meaning if it is hit by a grass type move it will receive no damage and it's attack will be raised.Should I get rid of azumaril for laspras or keep azumaril.Please give both sides of the argument.

asked Jan 6, 2013 by legenduser123

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Woah, woah! They are both BOSS in the rain!

Heavy hitter Azumaril.

Having the ability huge power, his/her measily 50 base attack gets bumped up to 100! In other words, all moves do 50% more damage. Slap on a choice band, and you have yourself a powerhouse. This blue blob can be a very nice revenge killer as well because it gets aqua jet. Azumaril is very slow so that is suggested because it will usually go first unless facing a higher priority move.

Azumaril (M) @ Choice Band
EVs: 252 Hp 248 Atk 4 Def
Adamant nature
Trait: Huge Power
~ Aqua Jet
~ Waterfall
~ Superpower
~ Ice Punch

Rain-wonder Lapras

Lapras to water types is like what eminem is to black people. There is always a better one out there. But, there is a legit way to purely sweep the opponent's team.
1) Have rain out in the field.
2) Lapras has the hydration ability from the Dream World
3) Spam curse and rest until you've had enough.


Rain godess (Lapras) (F) @ Leftovers/Damp Rock
EVs: 252 Hp / 252 SDef / 4 Atk
Adamant Nature/Careful Nature
Trait: Hydration
~ Curse
~ Rest
~ Waterfall/Rain Dance
~ Ice Shard

Note that a Pokemon with drizzle is highly suggested if you use lapras.

Maybe you can try a perish trapper set.


Lapras @ Focus Sash
EVs: 252 HP 252 SDef / 4 Def
Calm nature
Trait: Water absorb/Hydration
~ Whirlpool
~ Perish Song
~ Ice Beam
~ Rest

LAPRAS IN RAIN! AZUMARIL OUTSIDE OF RAIN. AZUMARIL IS STILL A GOOD ALTERNATIVE IN RAIN, THOUGH.

answered Jan 6, 2013 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
edited Jan 6, 2013 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
just edited in a perish trapper set :>
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There is really no argument between the two.
Lapras has much better stats, with a 535 total while Azumarill has 410. Lapras has a better movepool and typing. It's abilities are better in competitive, Lapras has a better position in the metagame.

Smogon:

Although the transition to BW introduced many strong threats, Azumarill continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Its ability Huge Power gives it a monstrous Attack stat comparable to that of behemoths such as Groudon. While it is rather slow, it has access to STAB priority in Aqua Jet, allowing it to strike first even when it is slower. Likewise, it is quite bulky, possessing 100 / 80 / 80 defenses; with the HP stat Azumarill is able to make 101 HP Substitutes. In a tier filled with Registeel and Dusclops, being able to set up Substitutes that survive Seismic Toss is a rather big deal. Unfortunately, Azumarill is really slow and rather one-dimensional, making it very predictable. Nonetheless, whether it's Azumarill's brute force, bulk, STAB priority, or dastardly good looks that earns it a spot on your team, you can rest assured knowing that it will be an effective contributor to your success.

Lapras has lain in the depths of NU since DPP, and it's a mystery why. Being one of the few specially defensive Water-types in the tier, Lapras has a niche in countering Shell Smash Gorebyss with ease. Lapras's secondary Ice typing is somewhat of a letdown, but don't let this put you off; STAB Ice Beam coming from a base 85 Special Attack is nothing short of scary. **Unfortunately, Lapras is cursed with a Stealth Rock weakness and no way to heal itself outside of Rest and Water Absorb, but thanks to its decent typing it has many opportunities to switch in. Lapras has a rather large movepool consisting of oddities such as Dragon Dance, Perish Song, and even Curse. If it wasn't weak to Stealth Rock and its Speed was a bit higher, Lapras would be a top-tier threat, but for now it'll stay with its NU friends.

Moveset

For lapras, I like JCM's set:

Lapras (F) @ Damp Rock
Trait: Hydration
EVs: 252 Def / 216 SDef / 32 HP / 8 Spd
Calm Nature (+SDef,-Atk)
- Rain Dance
- Rest
- Whirlpool
- Perish Song

For Azumarill:

Azumarill (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Sap Sipper
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Aqua Jet
- Body Slam
- Superpower
- Ice Punch

Lapras in rain, Azumarill in general. Lapras IS better, but Azumarill has a different niche. You can't compare the two THAT much.

answered Jan 6, 2013 by Victini Victory
reshown Apr 12, 2013 by Pokemaster
I said my had sap sipper.
So switch the ability lol. It takes like five seconds.
There? Happy?!
Lol xD