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Pros & cons of Rampardos vs Bastiodon?

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asked Jul 19, 2010 by ohioscyther
edited Dec 17, 2011 by Pokemaster

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Do you want a glass cannon that can rip holes through a team, or a defensive fighter that can shake off being hit by a plane? That is the question!

Rampardos has a phenomenal Attack stat (165) and a complimenting movepool to boot, but some people are turned off by his fragile defenses and middling speed, which makes for a terrible job at sweeping, which is the only thing that Rampardos is good for. Rampardos is at his best if you can baton pass agility onto him, so he's sweeping-ready.

Bastiodon has phenomenal defensive capabilities (168 base Defense, 138 base Special Defense) and also has a complimenting movepool full of tricks and tactics. Bastiodon's drawbacks are its weak offensive stats, low base HP, and carrying the burden of TWO x4 weaknesses. When compared to other Rock-type walls, like Probopass, it seems mediocre. But compared to Shuckle, its a dream come true. Bastiodon is at his prime as a walling switch-in.

I can't make the decision for you. The two are like day or night, so judging by this, you'll have to pick which battle style you'd like more in your prehistoric pal!

answered Jul 19, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
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I had a bastiodon with defenses at 197 at level 50. I never had a good rampardos, since I have pearl.

answered Jul 19, 2010 by ohioscyther
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Rampardos, I say. It doesn't have that two stupid doble-weaknesses - against Ground and Fighting as Bastiodon has.

answered Jul 19, 2010 by DarthDestiny
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Well, Ramparados does have much better moveset options but with that kind of defense, bastidon can be helpful. Its all abou balance. If you don't have a defensive pokemon, get Bastidon. If you don't have a good attacking pokemon, get Ramparados(though what dumb trainer wouldnt have a good attacking pokemon besides ash?).
ts up to you.

answered Jul 19, 2010 by Swampert