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What is a good (OU) Special Attacker?

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I thinking of using Gardevoir but I don't think it will work.

asked Sep 8, 2013 by PokePrincess

7 Answers

3 votes


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Item: Leftovers
Timid nature
EVs: 240 HP / 252 Def / 16 Spe
~ Quiver Dance
~ Fiery Dance
~ Bug Buzz
~ Roost

Quiver Dance is perfect for a Special Sweeper, increased Speed, Special Attack and Special Defense means you can sweep for faster, longer and more powerful. With a couple of Quiver Dance all you need to do is spam Bug Buzz or Fiery Dance. If you do become low on health you can Roost to gain back health in large chunks.

answered Sep 8, 2013 by Sciz
Giga Drain is nice too.
3 votes

Latios @ Choice Specs/ Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Timid
- Psyshock
- HP Fire
- Dragon Pulse/ Draco Meteor
- Surf/ Roost

Roost for Life Orb, Surf for Specs. HP Fire is there to deal with Scizor and Ferrothorn, Psyshock to deal with Blissey.

Keldeo @ Choice Specs
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed
Nature: Timid
- Surf
- Secret Sword
- HP Ghost
- Icy Wind

Spec'd Keldeo is really great. It can OHKO Gliscor, Landorus-T and Salamence with one Icy Wind. Not so lucky with Dragonite though. Surf and Secret Sword for STAB, HP Ghost for Jellicent and Celebi. Surf > Hydro Pump simply for accuracy.

answered Sep 8, 2013 by fondant
Would HP Dark not be better? i'm pretty Sure HP Dark lets u keep max IVs but i could be wrong
Well on showdown you can use HP whatever without messing with IVs, but yea HP dark allows you to keep 31 IVs all round. Ghost needs 30 in Atk & Sp. Def and 31 in the rest, which isn't affecting Keldeo too much.
Ok. [filler]
That Latios is on coffee and drugs. :P
2 votes

Gengar @ Choice Specs

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Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Timid Nature

  • Focus Blast
  • Shadow Ball
  • Thunderbolt
  • Hidden Power [Ice]

Wielding the power of lost wandering souls, it is only normal that Gengar is a feared presence in OU. Once it's decides to reveal itself, things get broken and not only materialistic objects. Focus Blast is that specific move that cuts the lifespan of many Pokemon in the OU tier very short. Especially if you can't resist it . There is nothing such as a living Tyranitar after one Focus Blast. A little STAB there and a little there...that is why we have Shadow Ball. Anything that doesn't resist or is faster then Gengar will see the eternal light once struck by Shadow Ball. If you didn't die the first will the second. Thunderbolt is just for a little coverage that will be knocking a lot of Pokemon out of the sky and perhaps evaporate all aquatic beings. Everything that doesn't resist or is immune to electric type attacks will be taking some noticeable damage. That said, not many Pokemon can switch into a rampaging Gengar. Dragons are fun to use but a pain to face, so is Landorus. Hidden Power Ice those sorrymonz. Coupled with Gengar's beautiful special attack and that nice base power after a Choice Specs boost, Gengar is already playing the role of the yet to come fairies in making life sore for Dragon types.

Hydreigon @ Choice Scarf

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Trait: Levitate
EVs:4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature

  • Draco Meteor
  • Fire Blast
  • Surf
  • Focus Blast

It's looks is not the only scary thing about Hydreigon but that special attack is a monstrosity. With a decent speed stat and a choice scarf slapped on to it, Hydreigon can be an incredibly dangerous Pokemon to face. With a STAB Draco Meteor many Pokemon will fall. KOing every dragon in OU, it is only normal that Hydreigon is a top OU threat. A Dragon that enjoys sun like no other...and for a good reason. Fire Blast will obliterate every unresisting Pokemon as well as cut Scizor's lifespan really short. Most Steel, bug and grass types will soon be silenced when every head starts to fire of some powerful fiery blasts. Surf is just for some coverage and will enable it to become a threat in Rain as well as a Rain boosted surf will hurt.....a lot as well as make quick work of Landorus-T. Focus Blast is just a move you must have when you have access to it. That incredible power and it's ability to cover so many threatening types will bring you far, especially when a Pokemon such as Hydreigon is firing it of

Reuniclus @ Life Orb

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Trait: Magic Guard
EVs:192 HP / 64 Def / 252 SpA
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Spd

  • Trick Room
  • Psychic
  • Focus Blast
  • Hidden Power Fire

Reuniclus is one extremely powerful special attacker. Though it is a rare sight in OU nowadays, once it appears, you know how it got into the OU tier for it's offensive and defensive presence are stunning. Trick Room is just to switch the luck over to your side as it will now be fast enough to outspeed almost everything in the OU tier and hit with incredibly powerful moves. Psychic is not often seen again in OU since Psyshock came. Though don't let psyshock push Psychic aside as it will enable you to hit physical walls interestingly hard. Gliscor will not be able to stall Reuniclus out of the Twisted Dimensions as easy as it could. You had to see this coming , Focus Blast is that specific move that will grant you some coverage against the dangerous Dark Types and specifically the omnipresent Tyranitar that is an incredible threat to Reuniclus. Hidden Power Fire is just for that extra bit of coverage and also to end Scizor and Ferrothorn's reign. And as much as I hate to say, Jirachi without a Calm Mind boost will eventually fall to Hidden Power Fire

answered Sep 8, 2013 by Aeternis
edited Sep 10, 2013 by Aeternis
I Can't believ i never Tried SpecsGar :O
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2 votes

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Politoed @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Timid Nature
- Focus Blast
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Surf

Check it ;P. Scarf Poli is one of the most common leads going and for
reasons. First, always having permanent rain to boost its STAB moves
to essentially 200% original power means it's going to hurt. It can
spam Hydro or surf with very little fear, and that scarf really helps
it do it. I wanted to do a longer description but there is really not
a lot to say. Ice Beam allows it to take down Grass types with ease,
while blast is just coverage if you're feeling lucky.

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Rotom-Wash @ Choice Specs
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Serious Nature
- Hydro Pump
- Thunderbolt
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]

This guy..

One weakness, very good bulk and extremely hard hitting with specs. Who could ask for more? it's speed is a little middling, but it still gets a lot of serious KO's where it counts. And Volt switch is one of the most powerful scouts going coming off this guys STAB. Water and Electric STAB together are extremely effective, using HP Ice to take out grass and dragon types. It fears very little Bar ceblibe, and with Thunderbolt as an epic secondary STAB nothing else likes to switch in for fear of ground teams being OHKO'd by pump or anything else KO'd by Hp Ice or Thunderbolt. Quiet the little so-and-so this one..

answered Sep 8, 2013 by SoClassy
2 votes

Alakazaam@Focus Sash
Timid Nature
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 4 hp 252 sp atk 252 spd
- Psychic/Psyshock
- Signal Beam/Shadow Ball
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power Fire/Hidden Power Ice

Psyshock is useful for bypassing blissey and other special walls, with psychic being more powerful. Focus Blast covers dark and steel, with shadow ball and signal beam providing nice psychic coverage. HP Fire is nice for fighting neutral steel types, while HP Ice hits quite a few Pokemon for se damage.

Jolteon@Life Orb/Choice Specs
Timid Nature
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 4 hp 252 sp atk 252 spd
- Thunderbolt/Thunder
- HIdden Power Grass/Hidden Power Ice
- Shadow Ball/Signal Beam
- Volt Switch

Use thunder if on a rain team, but otherwise use thunderbolt. HP Grass and Ice provide ground coverage, though unless one fears gastrodon HP Ice is preferred. Shadow Ball and signal beam provide additional coverage, with signal beam being notable for its uses against celebi, and volt switch facilitates switching.

answered Sep 8, 2013 by Dudeicolo
1 vote

Thundurus-T @ Leftovers
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Ability: Volt Absorb
Nature: Modest nature
EVs: 240 HP / 132 Def / 126 SpD
- Agility
- Nasty Plot
- Thunderbolt
- Substitute

answered Sep 10, 2013 by PikaPals
1 vote

Chandelure @ Life Orb
Nature: Modest
Ability: Flame Body
Evs: 252 Sp.Atk/ 128 Sp.D/ 128 Def

Shadow Ball (STAB and Coverage)
Heat Wave ( STAB)
Confuse Ray (A little Stalling)
Energy Ball (Coverage)

Espeon @ Leftovers
Nature: Modest
Ability: Synchronize
Evs: 6 Spd/ 252 Sp. Atk/ 250 Spd

Calm Mind ( Powers up Sp. Atk and Sp.D)
Psychic (STAB)
Signal Beam (Coverage)
Morning Sun (Heals Espeon)

answered Sep 10, 2013 by AbsoLoveer97