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Good lead role Pokemon? (to prevent setting up)?

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I was thinking my life orb gallade close combat spam just as get in before they set up and
just leave it to die and just kill before they set up reflect and iron defenses

OR

my life orb swanna same thing execpt brave bird instead of close combat as most leads are bulky setter upers plz help hope you can

cuz if I swords dance they can counter me with reflect and iron defenses

asked Mar 22, 2013 by Fruity Pikachu
Heatran... Nuffsaid

4 Answers

5 votes

Well, your main set ups in UU and OU are Bronzong, Ferrothorn, Skamory and Forretress. All of them are slow and weak to fire types. If you want to sweep up, go for Heatran w/ Air Balloon. It will be able to deal with Mamoswine as well (unless it has Thick Fat).

Heatran @ Air Balloon
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed
Nature: Timid
- Fire Blast
- Earth Power
- Hp Ice
- Stealth Rock

Other options:

Espeon/ Xatu with Magic Bounce ability.
Espeon @ Light Clay
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Speed, 4 Def
Nature: Timid
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Psychic
- HP Fire

Xatu @ Leftovers
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp. Def, 4 Speed
Nature: Calm
- Roost
- U-Turn
- Psychic
- Thunder Wave

Sableye/ Whimsicott with Prankster ability & Taunt.
(I won't give a Sableye moveset because Scizornician already gave one; except note that 120 EVs should be in defence, not attack)

Whimsicott @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Bold
- Substitute
- U-Turn/ Encore/ Stun Spore
- Taunt
- Leech Seed

Whimiscott has the benefit of being immune to Leech Seed.

answered Mar 22, 2013 by fondant
Holy mooly. Great answer. +1. Hop ya get BA
3 votes

This Whimsy Cottonball will help you to find your way to victory :D

Whimsicott@leftovers
Trait: Prankster

EVs 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Nature Modest

  • Stun Spore
  • Taunt
  • Encore
  • Giga Drain

Tactic

Go! whimsicott
The foe sent out Dragonite
Ok this is what you need to do is use Stun Spore to trick him if he uses dragon dance or a stat raising move. Just use encore to trap him then use Taunt to make your opponent use struggle Then there is a perfect chance to switch.

///Jofly

answered Mar 22, 2013 by Jofly
edited Apr 24, 2013 by Jofly
best.strategy.EVER!
2 votes

Sableye

Trait: Prankster
Item: Leftovers
Calm Nature
EVs: 252 HP | 120 Attack | SpDef 136
- Taunt
- Foul Play
- Will-O-Wisp
- Recover

Use Taunt first to stop the non-attacking moves from happening.

answered Mar 22, 2013 by Scizornician
1 vote

Gallade
Definitely.Swanna+Life Orb+Brave Bird=Total recoil damage.It can't learn anything that covers its HUGE weakness either.Gallade+Close Combat+Life Orb=little hp recoil,and stat
recoil.BUT if you EV train in Defense,S.Defense,and Attack for the stat removal of Close
Combat,you should be just fine.

answered Mar 22, 2013 by ~Swaglax~