Meta Battle Subway PokeBase - Pokemon Q&A

Mach Punch or Drain Punch for my Conkeldurr??

2 votes

Conkeldurr

SupaCarnie (Conkeldurr) (M) @ Flame Orb
Trait: Guts
EVs: 224 HP / 252 Atk / 34 SDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Mach Punch
- Drain Punch
- Facade
- Payback


This is my Conkeldurr. As you can see, he knows Mach Punch and Drain Punch. I want to give him Bulk Up, but i' don't know which to take off.

I want to keep Facade because with Flame Orb and Guts, it is powerful. Payback is for Psychic Types.

So it is down to Mach/ Drain Punch. I can either give up priority, which i have found extremely useful, or i give up the ability to get the HP/damage lost to burn back.

Which should i take?? Help!!


\m/o_o\m/

asked May 7, 2012 by 5th of November
retagged Sep 24, 2012
hmm good question
My best opinion would be Mach puch to cover his Low speed
AGGHHH NO DONT GIVE IT FLAME ORB!!!  That makes its attack go down a lot, give it toxic orb instead if you want a move to power up facade
First, Guts makes it's attack go up 50%, not down. That is pretty basic knowledge. Second, Toxic Orb lowers it's longevity to about 8 turns.
No,toxic is better `cos burn halves attack

3 Answers

3 votes
 
Best answer

Despite your Conkledurr's nature, I think Drain Punch would be more effective. With his high attack you would be getting max HP along with dealing out heavy damage. Even though you lose the speed factor with Mach Punch, and though Conkledurr has bad speed, it doesn't do nearly as much damage. Bulk Up on the other hand would be powering up that even more.

Hope this helps =)

answered May 7, 2012 by excadrill444
darn you answered before me :( im too slow at typing
1 vote

I would say: Drain Punch. It has more power AND it gives you HP. and if your lucky, you may have more speed so you can go first.

Hope This Helps :D

answered May 7, 2012 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
0 votes

i say neither you should forget payback or facade. Also you should use some carbos to up its speed. hope it helps =] :]

answered May 7, 2012 by mario23467
But the coverage is horrible. Plus, Bulk Up will boost your Move Power anyway, making Facade a worse choice then a boosted Priority Move or Recovery Move.
Then what would you suggest for a moveset??
Easy, Replace Facade with Bulk Up and keep the Rest.
ok. i will try that. thanks PB10 and sorry mario23467 for coming off as harsh
No Problem, hopefully it works out.