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Thundurus vs. Zapdos?

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What role is each Pokemon best at playing? And who makes the better special sweeper?

Who would fit best on my team?

My Current Team:
Chandelure- Special Sweeper
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Timid
Item: Leftovers
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk, 252 Speed, 6 HP
Moveset:
Fire Blast
Shadow Ball
Energy Ball
Hidden Power Fighting

Scizor- Physical Sweeper
Ability: Technician
Nature: Adamant
Item: Life Orb
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 6 HP
Moveset:
Bullet Punch
Bug Bite
Superpower
Pursuit

Kyogre- Special Sweeper
Ability: Drizzle
Nature: Modest
Item: Chesto Berry
EVs: 252 Sp.Atk, 252 Speed, 6 HP
Moveset:
Water Spout
Thunder
Ice Beam
Rest

Virizion- Physical Sweeper
Ability: Justified
Nature: Adamant
Item: Leftovers
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 6 HP
Moveset:
Leaf Blade
Sacred Sword
Stone Edge
X-Scissor

Thundurus/Zapdos

Tyranitar- Physical Sweeper
Ability: Sand Stream
Nature: Adamant
Item: Air Balloon
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Atk, 6 Sp.Def
Moveset:
Earthquake
Rock Slide
Crunch
Dragon Claw

asked Mar 18, 2012 by musicismylife

2 Answers

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Best answer

Definitely Zapdos. Although Zapdos can do well as a combination coverage sweeper, Thundurus has pure power, great statistics and a large movepool along with an ability to cover many types at once. So, Thundurus rocks!!!

EDIT: Sorry, I meant "Definitely Thundurous."

answered Mar 18, 2012 by XtremeKiller
selected Jul 21, 2012 by musicismylife
When you said "Definitely Zapdos" do you mean I should definitely use Zapdos? Cuz the rest of your answer sounds like you are recommending Thundurus...
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If I were you, I would have a:

Thundurus lv.100
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Adamant
Item: Iron Ball
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Def, 6 HP
Moveset:
Thunder
Fling
Dark Pulse
Agility

You should raise your speed with Agility and use Fling to throw the Iron Ball at the target. Try to get more Iron Ball's because once you fling your item, you don't get it back.

answered Mar 18, 2012 by ZekromSammy
Although, if your fighting online, you get your thrown item back.
Adamant?
yeah I would definitely not go with adamant nature
even if you intend to use fling, as you can only use it once. Better to stick to using thunderbolt and dark pulse and so on and so forth.