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Skarmory or Ferrothorn for a Stealth Rock Opener?

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I need someone who can Stealth Rock, and then do some damage. Please include movesets. And if you say Ferro with L. Seed and S.R., please tell me how I can breed those moves onto Ferrothorn. Here is my existing team:

Infernape -Close Combat -Grass Knot -Fire Blast -Stone Edge Item Attached: Life Orb Ability: Blaze EVs: 64 Atk / 252 SAtk / 212 Spd Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)

Scizor -Bullet Punch -U-turn -Superpower -Pursuit Item Attached: Choice Band Ability:Technician EVs: 4 HP/ 252 Atk/ 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

Swampert - Curse - Earthquake - Avalanche - Waterfall Item Attached: Leftovers Ability: Torrent EVs: 252 HP / 136 Def / 120 SDef Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

Salamence - Draco Meteor - Dragon Pulse - Fire Blast - Hydro Pump Item Attached: Choice Specs Ability: Intimidate EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

Tyranitar -Crunch -Earthquake -Stone Edge -Ice Fang Item Attached: Choice Scarf Ability: Sandstream EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature

Thanks!

asked Jul 12, 2011 by aStryker97
edited Aug 23, 2011 by Pokemaster

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I would go for Ferrothorn if you want more attack but go with Skarmory for a Good SR lead + Phazer. I suggest a moveset like this:

Skarmory @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
Evs: 252 Hp/ 252 Def or Sp.def/4 Def or Sp.def
Nature: Impish (+Def,- Sp.Atk)

  • Stealth rock
  • Whirlwind
  • Roost
  • Brave Bird

SR for obvious reasons. Whirlwind to phaze opponents and to take advantage of SR damage. Roost for healing. Brave bird for damage and to not be taunted.

OR

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
Evs: 252 Hp/ 60 Def/ 196 Sp.Def
Ivs: 0 Spe
Nature: Careful (+Sp.Def, -Sp.Atk)

  • Leech Seed
  • Stealth Rock
  • Power Whip
  • Gyro Ball

SR is SR. Power Whip is STAB. Gyro ball HURTS since ferrothorn is slow. Leech Seed to recover Hp while damaging the opponent.

Oh yeah, you can breed torterra with Ferrothorn. Torterra learns Leech seed by level up while SR by Gen 4 TM.

answered Jul 12, 2011 by Halcyonic Falcon
I have the same skarmory, but ferrothorn looks nice. but how exactly do i get 0 iv's on ferrothorn?
If you can't get one with 0 IVs then one with really low speed IV.
ok, and why more def than sdef
It's actually your choice but this is what I use.
Why not run a nature that reduces speed?
I prefer a nature that increases def but you can have whatever nature you want
Rayquaza - you can run either Sassy (+Sp Def,-Speed) or Relaxed (+Def,-Speed)
Thanks njdevil! That's the nature I wanted!