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What is the best counter for Lucario, Scizor, and Infernape?

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I can't find a really good Pokemon that counters all three with one. Those are the biggest threats to my Umbreon. Scizor can't be poisoned, and Infernape's and Lucario's Close Combat is deadly! I'm thinking Emboar, but he's too slow.

asked Jan 23, 2013 by jliu2367
edited Jan 22, 2013 by jliu2367
sad part is... lucarios weak to fighting...

2 Answers

3 votes

The excellent Jello is your man for the job.

Jellicent @ Leftovers

Trait: Water Absorb

EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef

  • Surf
  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Taunt
  • Hex

Jellicent not only resists those fighting STABs, but also cripples those three. Surf deals with Nape, and has swell power. Will-O-Wisp puts in status. Taunt says trolled to SDance. Hex is STAB plus x2 power.

Seeing you have Umbreon, Trick room is a viable option as well. Trick Room teams screw the three main OU fighters.

answered Jan 23, 2013 by Ninja
Jellicent is a really good choice, but just as a note: be careful of Thunder Punch and Pursuit. I would replace Taunt with Recover, but that's just me.
But as he explained the taunt prevents sword dance. I would also replace it but this moveset deals nicely with the three pokemon in the question.
I like Pringles
1 vote

Magmortar
This dude has amazing special attack and can easily counter those Pokemon with flamethrower/fire blast and psychic. Flamethrower can counter Lucario and Scizor while Psychic can counter Infernape. Then, give it 2 other special moves.

Magmortar (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Vital Spirit
EVs: 252 SAtk / 140 SDef / 116 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

Thunderbolt
Flamethrower
Psychic
Focus Blast

answered Jan 23, 2013 by Justice SwordsMaster
edited Jan 23, 2013 by Justice SwordsMaster
I was totally going to suggest Magmortar :) Awesome!!
Nobody uses magmortar in OU
The question doesn't say anything about OU. Just asks for a counter.
Doesn't matter, Magmortar is awful.
I consider the Nido family to be terrible. Doesn't make them terrible.
Because they aren't.
Magmortar is not so fast, but I like it!