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Would a Lightning Rod and Storm Drain combo work?

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Would this work: A rhyperior with lightning rod and a Lumineon with storm drain. I realize the grass weakness, but I will have a remedy for that....

asked Nov 10, 2010 by UltimateDarkraiFan
edited Nov 10, 2010 by Pokemaster

2 Answers

4 votes

Gastrodon is not weak to Electric, being a ground type, and Gastrodon sucks, overall, I would just put Solid Rock On Rhyperior, It would reduce the damage taken from ALL of his weaknesses:)

answered Nov 10, 2010 by Swampert
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Theoretically yes, as the general idea is clever, but not with these Pokemon as:

  • Lumineon would have to compete in a tier that it could not hold its own.
  • Attacks that hit numerous opponents are popular, such as Surf and Discharge, these attacks would destroy Rhyperior and Lumineon.
  • Strategies like this can only excel by using these abilities to their full potential and here is a reason why this team cannot do this.

Rhyperior

  • Strom Drain can increase a Pokemon's SP.ATK if hit by a WAT attack but Surf would be a waste on Rhyperior due to a SP.ATK stat of 55 and the move not even having STAB.
  • If Lumineon was a ground type Pokemon then Lighting Rod would not be needed on Rhyperior for Lumineon's protection and then Lighting Rod would be a waste on Rhyperior as, being a ground type Pokemon, neither Pokemon would be damaged by an electric attack.

Lumineon

  • [REPEAT] If Lumineon was a ground type Pokemon then Lighting Rod would not be needed on Rhyperior for Lumineon's protection and then Lighting Rod would be a waste on Rhyperior as, being a ground type Pokemon, neither Pokemon would be damaged by an electric attack.
  • Lumineon can't take hits or dish them out so can easily be replaced by another Storm Drainer.

Lanturn

Lanturn@Leftovers/Air Balloon/Lum Berry [IOYC]
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SP.ATK, 4 SP.DEF
Nature: Modest (+SP.ATK, -ATK)
Characteristic: Mischievous (+SP.ATK, 31 IVs)
Moveset:

  • Discharge - Powerful STAB electric attack that hits all Pokemon but doesn't affect Gastrodon.
  • Surf - Powerful STAB water attack that hits all Pokemon and increases Gastrodon's special attack by 1 stage.
  • Signal Beam/Stockpile/Thunder Wave - Powerful move that covers the team's common GRA weakness/increases Lanturn's defence and special defence by 1 stage/paralyses an opponent.
  • Signal Beam/Stockpile/Thunder Wave - Powerful move that covers the team's common GRA weakness/increases Lanturn's defence and special defence by 1 stage/paralyses an opponent.

Gastrodon

Gastrodon@Leftovers/Lum Berry [IOYC]
Ability: Storm Drain
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SP.ATK, 4 SP.DEF
Nature: Modest (+SP.ATK, -ATK)
Characteristic: Mischievous (+SP.ATK, 31 IVs)
Moveset:

  • Earth Power- Powerful STAB ground move that is unexpected (because it is a special attack) allowing Gastrodon to easily cripple certain physical walls (Mega-Aggron, Steelix, Avalugg, Aggron, Onix, Doublade, Lairon, Tokoal, Carracosta, Golem, Relicanth and Rhyperior).
  • Surf - Powerful STAB water attack that hits all Pokemon and restores Lanturn's HP by 25%.
  • Ice Beam - Powerful ice type attack that covers Gastrodon's only weakness, GRA [4x].
  • Recover - Restores 50% of Gastrodon's HP.

Lanturn

Lanturn@Leftovers/Air Balloon/Lum Berry [IOYC]
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SP.ATK, 4 SP.DEF
Nature: Modest (+SP.ATK, -ATK)
Characteristic: Mischievous (+SP.ATK, 31 IVs)
Moveset:

  • Discharge - Powerful STAB electric attack that hits all Pokemon but doesn't affect Gastrodon.
  • Surf - Powerful STAB water attack that hits all Pokemon and increases Gastrodon's special attack by 1 stage.
  • Signal Beam/Stockpile/Thunder Wave - Powerful move that covers the team's common GRA weakness/increases Lanturn's defence and special defence by 1 stage/paralyses an opponent.
  • Signal Beam/Stockpile/Thunder Wave - Powerful move that covers the team's common GRA weakness/increases Lanturn's defence and special defence by 1 stage/paralyses an opponent.

Seismitoad

Seismitoad@Leftovers/Lum Berry [IOYC]
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 ATK, 252 SP.ATK, 4 HP
Nature: Adamant (+ATK, -SP.ATK)
Characteristic: Takes Plenty Of Siestas (+HP, 31 IVs)
Moveset:

  • Surf - Powerful STAB water attack that hits all Pokemon and restores Lanturn's HP by 25%.
  • Hyper Voice - Powerful move that hits both opponents and strikes neutral on a lot of Pokemon.
  • Earthquake - Powerful STAB ground attack that hits all Pokemon but not Lanturn because it has an Air Balloon.
  • Rock Slide - Powerful move that hits both opponents with a chance to flinch.

Suicune

Suicune@Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SP.ATK, 4 SP.DEF
Nature: Modest (+SP.ATK, -ATK)
Characteristic: Mischievous (+SP.ATK, 31 IVs)
Moveset:

  • Surf - Powerful STAB water attack that hits all Pokemon and restores 25% of Jellicent's HP.
  • Signal Beam/Ice Beam/Air Slash [DOROT] - Powerful bug attack that gives type coverage and covers team's GRA weakness and Jellicent's DAR weakness/powerful ice attack that gives type coverage and covers team's GRA weakness/powerful flying attack that gives type coverage and covers team's GRA weakness with a chance to flinch [30%] if the target hasn't yet moved.
  • Toxic - Weakens the opponent every turn - perfect tactic for Suicune's and Jellicent's bulk and recovery moves.
  • Aqua Ring Restores 1/16 th of HP every turn.

Jellicent

Jellicent@Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SP.ATK, 4 SP.DEF
Nature: Modest (+SP.ATK, -ATK)
Characteristic: Mischievous (+SP.ATK, 31 IVs)
Moveset:

  • Surf - Powerful STAB water attack that hits all Pokemon and restores 25% of Suicune's HP.
  • Hex - STAB ghost move that becomes extremely powerful if the target has a status condition [BRN or POI].
  • Giga Drain/Will-O-Wisp - Powerful grass type move that recovers HP/weakens the opponent every turn and halves their attack .
  • Recover - Restores 50% of Jellicent's HP.

[IOYC] = Item Of Your Choice
[DOROT] = Dependant On Rest Of Team

answered Jun 15 by The Big Fudge