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What are Some Good Hazard Layers in NU?

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So yeah, I'm looking for good hazard layers in NU. I'm not gonna give an explanation because should pick up what I'm saying.

Scolipede @ Focus Sash
Trait: Swarm
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)
- Spikes
- Megahorn
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide

Blah, blah, blah. Once is lazy, BLAH.

Scolipede likes to get up 2 layers of Spikes so his friends can have fun sweeping and he can hit hard BLAH. Megahorn is for a powerful STAB BLAH. Rock Slide and Earthquake make an EdgeQuake combo BLAH.

So, put your hazard setters from NU, but don't be lazy, BLAH.

asked Aug 6, 2013 by melcakes
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Garbodor @ Black Sludge
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Trait: Aftermath
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Impish Nature

  • Spikes
  • Toxic Spikes / Pain Split
  • Toxic
  • Rock Blast / Gunk Shot

My bulky hazard setter Garbodor. Spikes and Toxic Spikes are pretty self-explanatory. Pain Split is an option over Toxic Spikes for healing. Toxic obviously isn't for poisoning the foe. Rock Blast is for breaking substitutes effectively and hits your Scolipede hard, while Gunk shot is STAB and both come off of a decent attack stat.

Miltank @ Leftovers
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Trait: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
Careful Nature

  • Stealth Rock
  • Heal Bell
  • Milk Drink
  • Seismic Toss

Definitely my favorite NU Pokemon. Stealth Rock is your hazard. Heal Bell clears your team of status and helps it live longer. Milk Drink helps Miltank to stay in the battle and keep supporting. Seismic Toss does a steady 100 HP and breaks most Subs.

Armaldo @ Leftovers
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Trait: Battle Armor
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Impish Nature

  • Rapid Spin
  • Stealth Rock
  • Toxic
  • Rock Blast

Rapid Spin gets away the hazard that can really hurt Armaldo and his team. Stealth Rock is hazards. Toxic poisons the foe. Rock Blast is STAB. God I'm getting lazy... :P

answered Aug 6, 2013 by JarJar~
selected Dec 30, 2013 by melcakes
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Torkoal @ Leftovers
Trait: white smoke
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 SpD
Nature: Bold
- Yawn
- Stealth Rocks
- Lava Plume
- Rapid Spin

while not having very good defensive typing, this thing serves as a rocks setter AND a rapid spinner, which is always good. it also keeps the opposing team in check with yawn.

Cradily @ Leftovers
Trait: Storm Drain
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 SpD
Nature: Bold
- Stealth Rocks
- Toxic
- Recover
- Earthquake/ Rock slide/ Seed bomb

This thing is very bulky and hard to bring down

Golem @ Custap Berry
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk/ 4 HP/ 252 Spe
Nature: Adamant
- Stealth Rocks
- Earthquake
- Rock slide
- Explosion

Suicide lead.

Metang @ Eviolite
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 252 Atk/ 252 Spe/ 4 SpD
Nature: Adamant
- Stealth Rocks
- Toxic
- Bullet Punch
- Meteor Mash
Rocks, then do as much damage as possible.

Piloswine @ Eviolite
Trait: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Atk/ 4 Def
Nature: Adamant
- Stealth Rocks
- Earthquake
- Ice Shard
- Icicle crash

This thing is enormously underused, and is a great tank/ rocks setter

Regirock @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 SpD/ 4 Def
Nature: Careful
- Stealth Rock
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Thunder Wave/ Toxic

This one is a utility and nothing else. The EVs are to patch up his SpD, because his Def is untouchable.

Roselia @ Eviolite
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 HP/ 4 Def/ 252 SpD
Nature: Calm
- spikes
- Synthesis
- giga drain
- sludge bomb

it is one of the only Pokemon in NU that can use spikes, and can act as a status absorber

answered Aug 6, 2013 by tazzie
edited Aug 6, 2013 by tazzie
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3 votes

There are infact a lot of good entry hazard layers in NU, but I will only give you one of each kind


One of the best Spikers you will probably get in NU is Cacturne. Why? It has great offensive abilities and can usually survive a hit to set up spikes. If that isn't the case, focus sash has it back. Not to forget that it has access to sucker punch, a great STAB priority move that many NU Pokemon seem to fall to. It can easily switch into a water type and start setting up because it might have troubles as a lead but you can usually predict the opponents lead in team preview

Cacturne @ Focus Sash
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Trait: Water Absorb
Adamant Nature
EV Spread: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
- Spikes
- Sword Dance / Substitute
- Seed Bomb
- Sucker Punch

Toxic Spikes

Roselia is a very unique Pokemon as it is one of the few that has access to both Spikes as toxic Spikes. Not to mention her notable bulk behind eviolite. Her typing grants resistance to water, grass, electric... thus making her counter many annoying Pokemon such as Ludicolo, Alomomola and co. However she lacks in defense making her an easy prey for many NU kings such as Scolipede that could just destroy her. Despite this, Roselia is a very nice Pokemon to use.

Roselia @ Eviolite
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Trait: Natural Cure
Calm nature
EV SPread: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
- Spikes
- Rest / Synthesis
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb/Toxic Spikes

Stealth Rocks

For stealth Rocks Armaldo is a very nice choice as it has decent bulk and a very handy typing. Although it is often preferred to be used as a a physical sweeper it is an excellent entry hazard layer as well. You could combine the swift swim sweep with stealth rocks making it a very deadly Pokemon. However Armaldo must have a great team that is able to support it 24/7 as threats are just behind the corner (Samurott, Sawk etc...). It is also a good spinner however it must be wary of Misdreavus and golurk that seem to be around very often.

Armaldo @ Lum berry/leftovers
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Trait: Swift Swim (Battle Armor is also a great option but just to play a little bit with your opponent's mind)
Impish nature
EV Spread: 252 Def / 126 SpDef / 126 Attack/ 4 Spe
- Stealth Rocks
- Rapid Spin
- Earthquake
- Rock blast

answered Aug 6, 2013 by Aeternis
edited Aug 6, 2013 by Aeternis