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What Are all the Pokémon [ou] who can take a Close Combat from Infernape?

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Max attack Banded Infernape. I need a Pokémon who can Take 2 Close Combat, an Mabye slow down the Infernape, with like a sleep Powder or T-Wave,
The People on Amethyst told me Weezing could take them hits, so I got a weezing. And it is Pathetic! I Need to Replace it Immideately.

A full set with EV's Would be nice. Thanks :D

asked Aug 11, 2013 by EeveeLotion :3
edited Aug 11, 2013 by Viking Jofly
any ghost pokemon can take an infinite amount :D
lel IK i Just dont Like the Ghost Pokemon in OU
Oh dear just realized this was for the team we were working on. Ugh, wish I could suggest something that isn't weak to Ground..
Jellicent and Latias fill the role of walling Infernape quite well.

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Crobat - 6HKO
Xatu - 6HKO
Gliscor - 6HKO
Skarmory - 3HKO
Gyarados (with Intimidate) - 3HKO
Dragonite (with Multiscale)
Salamence (with Intimidate) - 3HKO
Slowbro - 5 or 6HKO
Celebi - 3 or 4HKO (depending on the set)
Mew - 5 or 6HKO
Reuniclus - 3HKO
Latias - 3HKO


While they're all used in OU, some are more suited to UU (Xatu & Crobat), so I would suggest:

Gliscor
Dragonite
Salamence
Celebi
Latias


Gilscor @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EVs: 252 HP, 76 Def, 180 Speed
Nature: Impish/ Jolly
- Toxic
- Protect
- Substitute
- Earthquake

Celebi @ Leftovers/ Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed
Nature:
- U-Turn
- Psychic
- Giga Drain
- HP Ice/ Nasty Plot

Dragonite @ Life Orb
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 4 Atk
Nature: Naive/ Hasty
- Hurricane
- Thunder
- Extreme Speed
- Roost

NB: this is a rain sweeper set

Salamence @ Lum Berry
Ability: Intimidate/ Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly
- Earthquake
- Dragon Claw
- Dragon Dance
- Aqua Tail/ Fire Fang

Latias @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Speed, 4 Sp. Atk
Nature: Timid
- Calm Mind
- Subtitute/ Psyshock
- Dragon Pulse
- Roost


However, if you really want to status Infernape, I suggest either Slowbro or Xatu.

Slowbro @ Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 Sp. Atk
Nature: Relaxed
- Thunder Wave
- Slack Off
- Scald
- Psychic

Xatu @ Leftovers
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP, 240 Sp. Def, 16 Speed
Nature: Calm
- Thunder Wave
- Roost
- U-Turn
- Psychic/ Night Shade

answered Aug 11, 2013 by fondant
selected Aug 11, 2013 by EeveeLotion :3
Dayum, et Overkill, thanks i'll use Xatu
:D
I strongly suggest Gliscor or Slowbro.
Infernape typically will carry a coverage move, such as stone edge, wild charge or hidden power ice, that will likely leave a good dent in your Xatu. As such, i concur with jarjar, as slowbro can handle almost any infernape that lacks grass knot or hp grass (which is pretty much all of them) and gliscor can handle any physcial varaint with ease, and you seem to want to wall the physical variant.
Can Tangroth?
Tangrowth can take a close combat sure, but its not going to like taking a flare blitz or iron fist fire punch to the face. There's also Landorus-T, who thanks to intimidate can neuter that close combat for you
omg please don't use neuter in a sentence like that, now I can't get neutered Infernape images out of my head. >.<
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According to Pokemon Showdown!'s calculator, 252 Def and 100 HP Victini can take a Close Combat from max Attack Infernape and take 29.78 - 35.24% damage.

Victini @ Leftovers
Trait: Victory Star
252 Def / 100 HP / 152 Atk
Adamant Nature
V-Create
Bolt Strike
U-Turn
Brick Break

answered Aug 11, 2013 by Poke'slash
XD NOOOOOOOOO!!! the ground weakness continues T.T  lel thanks anyway,