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What are some unique Pokemon or strategies to deal with grass types?

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Obviously I've been looking online but I wanted to hear opinions. I don't care if it's the best Pokemon I just specifically want ideas for ways to deal with grass types in a unique way(i don't want a fire sweeper)

For example, something bulky that can simply resist grass well. Perhaps something with an unexpected moveset?

asked Nov 14, 2013 by flynch
Usually the best way to go is dependant on which Grass type.

4 Answers

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Best answer

1: Pros and Cons of Grass-type Pokémons

Pros:

  • They hurt and resist Ground and Water, 2 common types.
  • They are effective against rocks.
  • They resist Electric and themselves.
  • They have a variety of useful moves such as Leech Seed and Spore.
  • They are usable in Sun Teams.
  • They have generally a good movepool.
  • SolarBeam, Energy Ball and Giga Drain are example of nice grass attacks.
  • Usually bulky and pretty defensive.
  • Resist Leech Seed and Spore.

Cons:

  • They are ineffective against Fire, Grass, Poison, Flying, Bug, Steel and Dragon. This is a lot.
  • They are weak to 5 types.
  • They are usually slow, and lacks HP.
  • Easily sweeped.
  • Most of them are useless.
  • Dominant in NU, proof of their uselessness.
  • Contrary Serperior still unreleased.

2: Are them a threat ?

Mostly not. There are really a few usable Grass Pokémons:

  • Venusaur
  • Tangrowth
  • Roserade
  • Abomasnow
  • Whimsicott
  • Ferrothorn
  • Virizion

I will help you on dealing with these specifically.


Venusaur

It can get dangerous, as Thick Fat, when Mega-Evolved, it loses its Fire and Ice weakness. The best counter is Mega-Alakazam, who OHKOes it with Psyshock easily. Trace will copy Thick Fat, leaving Alakazam resistant to fire and ice for free.

Alakazam @ Alakazite:
Trait: Trace
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk / 252 Speed / 4 HP
Timid Nature

  • Psyshock / Psychic
  • Shadow Ball
  • Dazzling Gleam / Energy Ball
  • Focus Blast / Charge Beam

Tangrowth

A physical wall with Regenerator. Hard to battle, if switching is enough to get back health. But I think it has a wide open weakness to special attack. I would say Gengar is the best counter with Sludge Bomb. And moreover, you block Tangrowth with Shadow Tag, making it unable to use Regenerator.

Gengar @ Gengarite:
Trait: Shadow Tag
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk / 252 Speed / 4 HP
Timid Nature

  • Sludge Bomb
  • Substitute
  • Disable
  • Shadow Ball / Focus Blast

Roserade

Roserade sets up Spikes and Sleep Powder because now, it is legal. So it is a bit harder to battle than before. Still, fire, psychic and flying Pokemon remain the best solutions. Search for one. I think Prankster Taunt may shut it down, so Tornadus is a counter, as it can also hit with Hurricane. No sets here.


Abomasnow

Do not think a little bit, just 2 seconds and you understand that any Fire Pokémon can deal with it. Houndoom is an example.

Houndoom @ Houndoomite:
Trait: Solar Power (Usable with Ninetales to win the weather war.)
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk / 252 Speed / 4 HP
Timid Nature

  • Flamethrower
  • Dark Pulse
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Shadow Ball

Whimsicott

Whimsicott can not be demolished by dragons, courtesy to its new typing: fairy. The above Gengar is the perfect counter to Whimsicott.


Ferrothorn

Everybody agree with me that Ferro is weak to Fire, no ? Then, what do you wait ? Houndoom, above, is enough.


Virizion

This one is demolished by fondant's Skarmory set. And Honchkrow.


Hope I helped !
In general, Poison, Ice, Flying, Bug and Fire are enough against Grass.

answered Nov 14, 2013 by RecreativeReshiram
selected Nov 14, 2013 by flynch
thanks so much!!!! reading right now
So your saying NU pokemon are useless....
If you just put all the Pokemon in one tier, they are pretty much crap lol
NU Pokémons are Never used, Star. Is not it logic ?
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I suppose the best alternatives are poison or flying types.

Skarmory @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Impish
-Spikes
-Roost
-Whirlwind
-Brave Bird

Amoongus @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP, 88 Def, 168 Sp. Def
Nature: Calm
-Spore
-Clear Smog
-Giga Drain
-HP Fire

So these two are walls, both serving support roles rather than being offensive, but Amoongus can be offensive if you want it to be. They both have a double resistance to grass, and Amoongus has the bonus of being immune to spore/ powder moves in Gen VI because of its grass typing.


Crobat @ Black Sludge
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 176 HP, 192 Atk, 140 Speed
Nature: Jolly
-Brave Bird
-Taunt
-Roost
-U-Turn/ Super Fang

Crobat is usually used as a stall breaker; it's got a double grass resistance as well, and access to Super Fang which can be useful if something's been spamming stat boosts.


Honchkrow @ Life Orb
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly
-Brave Bird
-Sucker Punch
-Substitute/ Heat Wave
-Roost

So Honchkrow is probably the most offensive based Flying type outside of Ubers; it has really nice attack, a useable sp. atk, but mediocre speed. Heat Wave is good against Ferrothorn, considering Brave Bird + Life Orb + Iron Barbs recoil will hurt.

answered Nov 14, 2013 by fondant
thank you so much! amazing answer i wish i could chose more than one best answer D:
2 votes

A good check for a grass team could be galvantula who is electric/bug.
He resists Grass and has STAB bug moves.
Galvantula@life orb
Nature: Modest
Trait:Swarm
Evs: 252 sp attack/200 speed/56hp
-Bug buzz
-Hp fire
-Volt switch
-sticky web

Pretty standard Galvantula set, works well. Sounds like it should counter grass, put it into practice and have a go.
Hope I helped :)

answered Nov 14, 2013 by Slapmyturnip
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You could defend with a bulky fire type or a water type with a move that's supereffective against grass types. You could use a Pokemon like Ninetales or Delphox with their high SPEC. Def. And high SPEC. Atk. Fire, steel, dragon,and poison types beat grass types so use those types of Pokemon.

answered Nov 14, 2013 by RedtheLEGEND