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What is a good LC moveset for Houndour?

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I have tested out my mono-type LC ice type team and it pleased me. Now I want to make another one, a fire mono-type team with houndour as the lead Pokemon. Can you help me to make houndour a feared LC sweeper?

asked Jun 8, 2013 by Aeternis

5 Answers

3 votes

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Houndour @ Life Orb
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 Atk / 252 Spd
Mild Nature
- Fire Blast
- Dark Pulse
- Sucker Punch
- Hidden Power [Ice]

answered Jun 8, 2013 by Viking Jofly
thanks jofly
2 votes

LC Fire huh? Inventive. Houndour, like houndoom, can pull of a fairly
wide variety of sets. But the set I use is very similar to the set I
use on Houndoom, NastyDour

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Houndour @ Life Orb
Trait: Flash Fire / Early Bird
Level: 5
EVs: 200 SAtk / / 252 Spd / 52 HP
Modest Nature

  • Nasty Plot
  • Fire Blast
  • Dark Pulse
  • Hidden Power [Fighting]

This is the very basic set for Houndour. The idea of this set is to switch on something who can't really do much damage to you at all, then set up Nasty Plot on the switch. A very powerful Fire Blast or Dark Pulse would do massive damage to anything that doesn't resist it. Hp Fight hits a lot in sync with Dark Pulse with perfect coverage.

Although this set does pack quite a lot of checks, it's quite hard to fully counter. The best best is to pack something like Mienfoo with Fake out, and Drain punch to out speed after the flinch. You can pack sucker punch instead of HP Fight, but I like the perfect coverage with the boost better.

I have a a fair few more sets, so it' likely I'll answer this again.

answered Jun 8, 2013 by Graveyard Shift
thanks professor
1 vote

enter image description hereHoundour (M) @ Evolite/ Life Orb [Mixed Sweeper]
Flash Fire/ Unnerve
126 Attack/ 252 Speed/ 4 Special Defense/ 126 Special Attack

  • Flamethrower/ Heat Wave/ Fire Blast [Primary STAB]
  • Sucker Punch [Priority + STAB]
  • Thunder Fang [Coverage]
  • Sludge Bomb / Shadow Ball [Coverage]

Average Houndour Set. I agree that it's typical and that there can be better sets than this, but it's effective. Unnerve gets a special mention because of the number of strategies in LC that use Berries.

answered Jun 8, 2013 by ~Infinity
1 vote

Houndour

Choicdour I choose you!

Houndour @ Choice Specs/ Scarf [Run Timid with Specs, Modest with Scarf]
Timid/Modest
Flas Fire
- Fire Blast- STAB!
- Dark Pulse-Some more STAB!
- Shadow Ball-Ghost and Fighting has great Coverage
- HP Fighting-" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "


Houndour @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Flash Fire
Level: 5
EVs: 240 Spd / 200 SAtk / 68 SDef
Modest Nature
- Fire Blast
- Dark Pulse
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fighting]

OR

Houndour @ Choice Specs
Trait: Flash Fire
Level: 5
EVs: 240 Spd / 200 SAtk / 68 SDef
Timid Nature
- Fire Blast
- Dark Pulse
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fighting]

answered Aug 3, 2013 by EeveeLotion :3
oh, thanks Jojo
0 votes

Sun team houndour
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Houndour@Lifeorb
Ability: Flash fire
Nature: Timid
Evs: 4 Hp/252SpAtk/252Spd
-Overheat
-Dark pulse
-Solarbeam
-Nastyplot

answered Dec 18, 2013 by HellDoom