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Dream Team Decision: Breloom or Scizor?

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Breloom (F) @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EVs: 252 Atk / 228 HP / 4 SDef / 24 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Stone Edge
- Focus Punch
- Spore

Decent attack, good moves. Puts enemies to sleep.

OR

Scizor (M) @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Swarm
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Baton Pass
- Bullet Punch
- Pursuit

a Baton Passer for my strongest ally, Mega Kangaskhan.

asked Nov 28, 2013 by Keldedee
Just a tiny suggestion: Technician on Scizor.
Right..... meant to do that.  >.<
Tiny suggestion here Change Weakness policy to Life Orb/Muscle Band
And another Tiny suggestion PursuitOFF and X-scissor instead (Boosting STAB
Bug bite over x-scissor it gains technician boost
Superpower > Baton Pass

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Breloom and Scizor are both great Pokemon with about the same stats. It's really whatever the purpose you plan to use them for in battle.

Breloom would make a good single-battler, with Toxic Orb and Poison Heal to keep it's HP on top, and a wide variety of moves to keep the opponents on their toes. Put your opponent to sleep, do a swords dance or two and BAM hit them hard with Stone Edge or Focus Punch. Contrary to what blazo said, you should definitely keep Stone Edge, IF you want an offensive Breloom. It offers great coverage to it's weaknesses while having a high attack power. If you want a more defensive Breloom (maybe better for double battles) go with this:

Breloom @ Toxic Orb
Trait: Toxic Heal
EVs: 252 HP / 56 Atk / 200 Spd
Jolly Nature
- spore
- leech seed
- focus punch/drain punch
- substitute

This set will REALLY mess with your opponents mind, putting them to sleep and then leeching their health in numerous ways. >=) The most common Pokemon to counter your Breloom would probably be Celebi (knows Psychic and Hidden Power Ice; can also counter all your STAB attacks) and this move set would also let you last a LOT longer against him and another common counter, Amoonguss. For a double battle you could have a strong Dragon or Fire type with a wide variety of moves to sweep the opponent after putting them to sleep.


Your Scizor, with Baton Pass to set up for a Mega, is also great for a single battle. It could also Baton Pass for a Dragon type with a wide movepool to rip through the opponent. The first suggestion I'll make is to change the Weakness Policy item to a Life Orb. A good strategy would be to use Scizor as like a half-sweeper: deal out a few moves, and then Baton Pass for your Mega to finish them off. If you want to change your ability to Technician and abuse it then here's a good moveset:

Scizor @ Life Orb
Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 6 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- Bug Bite (steals opponents pesky berries too)
- Aerial Ace/Brick Break
- Baton Pass (if you decide not to use this as a Baton Passer, switch this for Swords Dance)

This can deal some pretty heavy damage and despite it's speed, Scizor can withstand most attacks that go before it. If the opponent sends out something that CAN take care of Scizor, just Baton Pass and use your Mega to take care of it. Now, if you want to use Scizor solely as a defensive tank Baton Passer, use this set:

Scizor @ Leftovers
Trait: Swarm
EVs: 252 HP / 112 Def / 144 Spd
Impish Nature
- Iron Defense/Agility
- Baton Pass
- Roost/Substitute
- Toxic

This moveset is really flexible, but I think Toxic is a must to go along with Baton Pass. Put a timer on your opponents life span, and then hit em hard with your Mega.

Hope this helps!
~Excadrill444~

answered Nov 28, 2013 by excadrill444
selected Nov 28, 2013 by Keldedee
nice suggestions.  thank u
Oh, well, at least i tried to answered it.:<
2 votes

Breloom!
But I suggest that you get rid of stone edge and replace it with Substitute
(spore, substitute, swords dance, repeat 3 times, then spore then substitute and then kill all opponenets with focus punch with the substitute)
Poison heal will get all hp lost in substitute

I suggest Breloom in single battles and Scizor in double and triple

answered Nov 28, 2013 by Mr. Blazo
But who will kill the ice, fire, and flying types?
Stone edge has saved me a lot of times.....
Yep this didn't deserve a flag of downvote so please can whoever downvote kindly remove it. If I was going by past experience of users downvoting my post because they also answered, I would say Excadrill did it.

Just because it doesn't contain as much info as the other answer doesn't mean it deserves a downvote. This is an opinionated question and opinions can't be wrong. The only reason you should ever downvote this post is if Blazo made an incredibly crappy set up which it isn't (though could be better). Don't even get me started on the flag. I have removed the flags and upvoted for now.
Stone edge has a 80 percent accuracy
I just wanna say that I didn't downvote. It's a honest answer and just because I answered doesn't mean that I'm gonna downvote other people's posts. This is a community forum and EVERY answer helps so NO ONE deserves to be downvoted.  Please don't ever acuse me of this again.