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Because my Heliolisk knows the move Surf, does it have no major weaknesses??

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I know Ground is super effective, but Surf is super effective on Ground. If I always move first, have I got a good chance of winning?

asked Dec 2, 2013 by anti-cosmo
Heliolisk is still weak to Fighting attacks.
I had focus blast used on it and it was neutral??

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In theory yes, you will have the ground typing covered. However Helioisk is a glass cannon. A glass cannon is a Pokemon such as Gengar with embarrassing defenses and an ATK/SATK capable of destroying worlds. Thing is that Helioisk is not actually that much of a hard hitter. 109 base special attack is nothing to marvel at therefore nothing more than a frail Pokemon with decent special attack and speed. Because Surf lacks stab, coming off a 109 base SATK it won't be doing as much as you would hope even to ground Pokemon. 252 SpA Life Orb Heliolisk Surf vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Nidoqueen: 260-307 (80.9 - 95.6%)- Thats pretty much max spatk with life orb against an non invested ground type.

Surf is generally good coverage anyway for Helioisk however I wouldn't take your chances with it OHKOing Pokemon that have not already been weakened.

answered Dec 2, 2013 by Blobyolo
selected Dec 8, 2013 by anti-cosmo