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What to do with Hydregion?

1 vote

My current team:

Tyranitar (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Dragon Dance
- Fire Punch
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake

Sazandora (Hydreigon) (F) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Draco Meteor
- Dark Pulse
- Surf
- Flamethrower

Genosekuto (Genesect) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Download
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 248 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Flamethrower
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam
- Bug Buzz

Rankurusu (Reuniclus) (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Trick Room
- Shadow Ball
- Psyshock
- Energy Ball

Octillery (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Moody
EVs: 88 HP / 84 Def / 252 SAtk / 84 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Flamethrower
- Energy Ball

Blaziken (M) @ Air Balloon
Trait: Speed Boost
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Hi Jump Kick
- Blaze Kick
- Stone Edge
- Protect

Now then, I am thinking of replacing Hydregion due to the fact that I already have a Special Choice Scarf sweeper in Genesect. So I'm thinking of replacing it with either Garchomp or Salamence.

This would be my Garchomp as always:

Garchomp (F) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Sand Veil
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Fire Fang
- Outrage
- Stone Edge

Now then, it does get a boost from Tyranitar, although the main point of Tyranitar is to make useless enemy Focus Sash and also get rid of their weather (it also makes a hell of a good anti-lead. Plenty of Tyranitar sweeps under my belt. Because I got to set up Dragon Dance.) However, Garchomp will also have a Scarf, although it is physical this time.

This would be my Salamence:

Salamence (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Dragon Claw
- Dragon Dance
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake

Salamence has the potential to be a much better sweeper than Garchomp, plus it won't be as predictable thanks to not being constricted by a Scarf. Leftovers will take care of Sandstorm damage.

The final option is to keep Hydregion. This team is undefeated, so maybe I should keep Hydregion.

Opinions? You can comment on the team outside Hydregion, but I don't think there will be any problems there.

asked May 12, 2011 by trachy
edited May 12, 2011 by trachy
Your teams are just as great as always! Bravo!!!^^

3 Answers

2 votes
 
Best answer

Well, As you clearly stated, no problems on the actual team.

Now to the dragon delima.
I would say to go with Salamence.
One Dragon Dance and its smooth sweeping, and As you said you aren't predicted as well with that, and your not constricted to one move.
Plus it can switch if needed, by not being constricted to Outrage, I must admit, I say Salamence partly because Dragon Dance is one of my Favorite moves.
But I still think it would be a good choice.

answered May 12, 2011 by Josh
2 votes

My Hydregion is Timid so it doesn't need scarf. Dragon pulse is more reliable than Draco meteor especially for repeated use. If you remove C-scarf you lose crucial speed but if they switch too an ice type you can use flamethrower. I like your one. Maybe quiet nature for Reuniclus.

answered May 12, 2011 by Speed freak
1 vote

Definitely the Salamence.

The Garchomp is basically Tyranitar with a different typing, and Hydreigon is so predictable, thanks to the less-than-favored movepool. Salamence has, surprisingly, been overlooked so far, and will be beneficial in the element of surprise.

Moxie is a great ability, too. Keep the sweep going after a Dragon Dance, and you've got a 6-0'd team. Even when Salamence falls, you'll have 5 more members to keep you going.

answered May 13, 2011 by ~-~WILL~-~