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What's a good EV spread for rotom wash?

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I want him to work well with my scizor. I want as a bit of a tank, wall, or annoyer. This is my scizor:
Scizor@ life orb
EV's: 252hp/ 252 att/ 4 speed
nature: adamant (+att -spatt)
ability: technician
moves:
u-turn
pursuit
bullet punch
roost

asked Feb 20, 2013 by Extremespeed
edited Feb 20, 2013 by Extremespeed

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Firstly, Bug Bite > Brick Break to make full use of Technician, and I would much rather give it a Leftovers/ Roost or Life Orb/ Roost set, because then you can U-Turn out of a Magnezone trap. Also, there's no point in Choice Scarfing Scizor when you have no speed investment; even with Choice Scarf a lot of things will outspeed it, so if you wanted to keep your current EV spread, use a bulky set instead.

Main thing you need Rotom-W to deal with for Scizor is Heatran; I would suggest this set for Rotom-W:

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Rotom-W @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 232 Sp. Def, 200 HP, 76 Sp. Atk
Nature: Clam
* Hydro Pump
* Volt Switch
* Pain Split
* Will-O-Wisp/ Thunder Wave

Specially defensive, since Heatrans are sp. attackers. You can also take the hit for water moves, since Scizor's special defence is mediocre, Surf/ Hydro Pump will do quite a bit of damage.

You can choose Will-O-Wisp in favour of Thunder Wave so you can take physical hits with ease too, or Thunder Wave to paralyse Heatran, your choice.

answered Feb 20, 2013 by fondant
selected Feb 20, 2013 by Extremespeed
Hes probably going with scizor rotom core, which means he needs speed to use u turn faster than the opponents attack
@ Marzi, clam nature lol.
@ Minininetales, no, with that core you want to go slower. That way, Rotom-W can get in for free.
@marzipan, thanks
@ minininetales, I got this scizor from sbr, and he trained it to be good with the choice scarf.
@xtreme
Scizor resists super effective attacks on rotom-w, and rotom-w resists super effective moves on scizor, and you can voltswitch back and forth to make your opponent in rage, and to do that, both scizor and rotom-w needs good speed
will the choice scarf actually help me speed wise, or should I use a different item
If you want to use a Scarf for your Scizor, invest in speed; I don't see the point of locking yourself into one move for a 50% speed boost when you don't EV train in speed, since then you won't be able to outspeed a lot of threats.

And I just found that personally having a Life Orb/ Leftovers was better for my Scizor since then it could U-Turn out of a Magnezone trap.

EDIT: and sorry for the clam/ calm typo *-*
That's a good idea