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What is a good sweeper for NU?

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A sweeper. (That last description wasn't copying, it was…um…a description. Aren't I descriptive?)

asked Aug 5, 2013 by Cakehamster
edited Aug 5, 2013 by Cakehamster

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As I answered on Once's question Charizard. It has a great special attack stat, great speed and an outstanding ability known as Solar Power. When it is scarfed it isn't easy to stopbas it relatively ties with many scarfed OU threats barring the Swords of Justice. If you were ever to use it I would recommend using it in sun with the following movesets:

Charizard @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Solar Power
Timid Nature
EV spread: 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe / 4 HP
Moveset:
- Fire Blast
- Air Slash
- Solarbeam
- Hidden Power Ice

or

Charizard @ Choice Specs
Trait: Solar Power
Timid Nature
EV spread: 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe / 4 HP
Moveset:
- Fire Blast
- Air Slash
- Dragon Pulse
- Hidden Power Ice

Since Charizard is usually in sun, it doesn't fear Keldeo as it can tank it's water attacks better and KO it in return with Air Slash. It might survive but it will take notable damage. Also keep in mind that it's typing can easily be countered by Terrakion or any fast scarfers with a power rock type move, but hey if Volcarona can do it, why can't Charizard?

So Charizard is definitely a good Pokemon to use


"You are battling in the OU tier and one sends out Medicham. When you first see it you laugh so hard that you pass out, are taken to the hospital are brought back and all 6 of your Pokemon are KO'd whiles you can only see Medicham on the field. You look left and right to see if there was a choice banded Kyurem but only Medicham. Then you ask yourself"

How did it do that?

Then I come along and say:

" It was all done by Pure Power, Huge Power's cousin. When running a Jolly scarfed set and Pure Power, Medicham's attack stat reaches 219(when IV and EV trained to max). Then comes Pure Power that doubles it's attack stat meaning that you are being punched and kicked by a Pokemon that has a base 438 attack stat...ouch. Medicham is basically a slower Pirouette-Meloetta that has psychic take over Normal. This is were it falls for unlike P-Meloetta it is not immune against shadow ball, that doesn't mean that it should be taken lightly as all unboosted or scarfed Pokemon fall to this menace"
Then you asked:

Could you give me the moveset that is so deadly?
I answered:
Of course fellow Jello :D

"A moveset that kills almost anything in OU really, from unscared Salamence, to the unscarfed Swords of Justice. If you want to make this guy really dangerous I recommend having Tentacruel as a partner as it can not only tank but knock of all those choice items making sweeping a very pleasant job :)

Medicham @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Pure Power
Jolly Nature
EV spread: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Moveset:
- Zen Headbutt/ Psycho Cut
- Hi Jump Kick
- Thunder Punch
- Ice Punch

well with Tentacruel as a teammate, try taking this guy down and have fun ruining your opponents Pokemon life :)

Be sure to take not of opposing knock of Tentacruel and Scizor since this guy isn't exactly the bulkiest Pokemon around


Another prominent sweeper in NU is Cacturne. At first glance it is a slow green scarecrow-cactus Pokemon with a funny hat. Until you take one good look at it's stats and see a beautiful attack and special attack stat. Coupled with decent moves Cacturn is a great Pokemon that can suprisingly leave huge dents in OU teams if you don't take care for it can take down: Gengar, Celebi, Espeon, Alakazam, Vaporeon (with Seed Bomb), Rotom-W (Seed Bomb), Tyranitar (Drain Punch , although it should be wary of mixed variants and many more.(the first few are handled by a sword dance boosted sucker punch, or 2. In NU it's greatest enemy should be a Scarfed Charizard. Charizard is the fire to the forest, the sadness to happiness, the Zangoose to the Seviper for Cacturn for it takes little damage from sucker punch and KO's with Fire Blast/ Air slash. However it should be wary of 4X Sucker Punch. Despite this Cacturn is a true threat that can tear teams to shreds, single handed. Now the oh so unstoppable Medicham has found her mach as sucker punch briings her to her knees. However if sashed it can KO with Hi Jump Kick or Drain Punch. But sashed variants claim the victory. These little obstacles shouldn't prevent you from using it because despite them, it is a great Pokemon and many Pokemon may have difficulties with it.

Cacturne @ Focus Sash
Trait: Water Absorb
Adamant Nature
EV spread: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 HP
Moveset:
- Sword Dance
- Sucker Punch
- Drain Punch
- Seed Bomb

answered Aug 5, 2013 by Aeternis
selected Aug 21, 2013 by Mewderator
I know Charizard is for the sun, but I have no drought in NU. :(
T^T

You could always set up sun. And Medicham is a nice option.
Lol I'm so stupid. I've been seeing drought so much in competitive battling that I forgot that I can actually make sun by using a move. XD
you are not stupid, you just forgot. It happens to everyone. :3
Medicham is actually  horrible option. Puts your tier right up to RU. :P
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Well we have a thread similar to this, but I'll post one.

Sawsbuck @ Leftovers
Trait: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Horn Leech
- Nature Power
- Return.

I'll edit other crud in later to make it more BUTT-IFUL.

answered Aug 5, 2013 by Hotcakes
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Why not Try a burning Swellow?

Swellow@Flame Orb
Trait gutsJolly

Facade, STAB /Soooo strong, base power 180 I think.

BraveBird STAB

U Turn, Seeing as I know You play on Breakdown where there's no Preview this move is tot's amazeballs cough swellow is Inspired Cough Cough..

Quick Attack, Yay Priority!

answered Aug 5, 2013 by EeveeLotion :3
Just wondering, why not Toxic Orb or Protect?
Toxic Orb has increasing damage, while Flame Orb's damage doesn't increase.
u need roost inssead of u turn.:P
Swellow is too frail for Roost, and U-Turn is very helpful anyway.