The sequels of Black and White 2 introduced the Move Tutors to the Unova Region, and has since impacted the Metagame. Moves that were once impossible to learn have opened new doors for Pokemon that were unable to achieve their greatest potential. A prime example includes Throh and his evolved form, Sawk, who have both been given access to Pain Split.
Gen. V BW2 "Hulk" Set
Throh (M) @ Leftovers
EV's: 252 HP / 144 Atk / 108 SDef
Adamant Nature: (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Storm Throw
- Ice Punch
- Bulk Up
- Pain Split
This set is for the Tank role. It takes advantage Throh's High HP, Defenses, and Attack. Bulk Up increases both his Attack and Defense, strengthening Storm Throw to devastating levels and allowing him to take even the strongest Flying type moves like a boss. Pain Split grants him a form of recovery to use after sponging damage while he sets up, and Ice Punch provides coverage against those cocky Flying types. His Guts ability prevents the 1/2 damage from any attempts to stop his reign of terror with a Burn, Paralysis, or Toxic. In fact, he will gain a 50% boost from any status alignment, thus increasing his attack even higher.
*The SDef investment is for Special Attackers who try to expose his weaker Special Defense.