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Which move guarantees more coverage?

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For zekrom: Crunch or Shadow claw
For reshiram: Psychic or Shadow ball
OR
If you guys suggest something else.
Note;
zekrom knows fusion bolt, stone edge and outrage
reshiram knows fusion flare, focus blast and draco meteor

asked Jun 5, 2013 by luke777

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Crunch vs. Shadow Claw = Crunch is better. Nothing's immune to Crunch, at least, though there aren't too many normal types in Ubers.

The only thing Reshiram needs coverage against is Heatran. In which case, Earth Power is the best move.


Zekrom @ Choice Band/ Scarf
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly/ Adamant
- Fusion Bolt
- Outrage
- Dragon Claw
- Crunch/ Volt Switch

OR

Zekrom @ Leftovers
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly
- Bolt Strike
- Outrage/ Dragon Claw
- Hone Claws
- Substitute

The only thing Zekrom's STAB moves cannot cover is Ferrothorn & Excadrill, and the latter is not a wall so it won't be a Zekrom switch in. Everything else will be neutral or super effective. If you really want to cover Ferrothorn, your only option is Focus Blast.

I would suggest Dragon Claw for the Hone Claws Set since Outrage confuses you afterwards, and Zekrom is liable to do substantial damage to itself without the attack boosts.


Reshiram @ Choice Specs
Ability: Turboblaze
Nature: Timid
- Dragon Pulse
- Blue Flare/ Fusion Flare
- Earth Power
- Draco Meteor/ Focus Blast

OR

Reshiram @ Life Orb
Ability: Turboblaze
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 Def
Nature: Hasty
- Fusion Flare
- Dragon Pulse
- Flame Charge
- Roost

So while most people prefer Draco Meteor over Dragon Pulse, Reshiram would cutting itself short by using a move that decreases Sp. Atk by 2 stages. The Flame Charge set is meant to see it stay in for as long as possible, keeping its speed boosts from Flame Charge, and a move that forces it to switch out is making the set mute.

answered Jun 5, 2013 by fondant
selected Jun 15, 2013 by Ninja
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Your Zekrom will be walled by ferrothorn if you choose any of these moves. I think a mixed set with Focus Blast is the best for zekrom

Reshiram will not benefit from either move and is better off with a second dragon stab in Dragon Pulse

answered Jun 5, 2013 by Trollioni