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Bromoongus UU team.

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Zapdos @ Life Orb
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Trait: Pressure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
IVs: 31 / 30 / 30 / 31 / 31 / 31
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Discharge
  • Heat Wave
  • Hidden Power [Ice]
  • Roost

Slowbro (M) @ Leftovers
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Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 248 HP / 244 Def / 16 SAtk
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Scald
  • Psyshock
  • Slack Off
  • Toxic

Chandelure (M) @ Choice Specs
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Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Fire Blast
  • Shadow Ball
  • Energy Ball
  • Hidden Power [Fighting]

Hitmontop (M) @ Leftovers
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Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Fake Out
  • Rapid Spin
  • Mach Punch
  • Sucker Punch

Amoonguss (F) @ Black Sludge
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Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 248 HP / 64 Def / 196 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • Spore
  • Stun Spore
  • Giga Drain
  • Clear Smog

Bisharp (M) @ Life Orb
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Trait: Defiant
EVs: 160 HP / 252 Atk / 96 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Substitute
  • Swords Dance
  • Sucker Punch
  • Brick Break

Keep it a Bromoonguss if answering.

asked Sep 1, 2012 by Mewderator

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Well, that was quick. xD You told me to answer this, so... yeah! It looks like a solid team, you are successfully abusing Bromoonguss :3 and most of the sets look solid. There are a few things that need to be ironed out though.

Nice set, but Thunderbolt over Discharge definitely. It's an offensive set, so you want to land KOs more easily. Not only that, but the possible paralysis interferes with things you would much rather Toxic or put to sleep (eg walls) :P

Okay, so now you've run into the dilemma Mike and I had when discussing Bromoonguss. Too many status problems interfering with each other. Fire Blast is an option, but running 3 attacks on a set with so little SAtk investment seems a little silly. In the end, it's your choice... but try out different things and see what works.

Well, your team is lacking a Scarfer, and Chandelure has the ideal build for one. I never really liked Specs Chandelure tbh, it's outsped by too much in UU. So you should definitely go Timid Choice Scarf. Also, considering this depressing damage calc: 252SpAtk Flash Fire Chandelure (Neutral) Hidden Power (Fighting) vs 4HP/0SpDef Thick Fat Snorlax (Neutral): 33% - 39% (154 - 182 HP). Guaranteed 3HKO. HP Fighting isn't even 2HKOing it's main targets (except Houndoom which will Sucker Punch you) replace it with Trick. It's a much more effective way to cripple the things walling you. And I know how much you love being a troll :/

Well, my idea was original, but then Riles got there first :[ Anyway you said it doesn't matter so yeah. Hitmontop is going to be replaced with Claydol. Courtesy of Levitate, he covers your Ground weakness, and also can use Rapid Spin, like Hitmontop, but most importantly he can set up Stealth Rocks for your team, because it's lacking any form of hazards. Here's the set:

Claydol @ Leftovers
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Stealth Rock
- Rapid Spin
- Earth Power
- Ice Beam

Both Def and SDef EV spreads work but I chose Def to cover Fighting types like Mienshao more effectively than Amoonguss does with little Defense investment. Stealth Rock adds to residual damage and breaks focus sashes. Rapid Spin protects your Zapdos and Chandelure from taking too much damage when they switch in :D Earth Power is STAB in case of taunt and Ice Beam is coverage, especially against Flygons locked into Outrage.

Okay so I was browsing through EV spreads for SDef Amoonguss and it seems like 252 HP / 228 SDef / 28 SAtk probably works better. Other than that, no suggestions.

Low Kick over Brick Break. Hits Registeel for a ton of damage >:D as well as getting a much harder hit on other stuff like Blastoise, iirc.

answered Sep 1, 2012 by Spoink
selected Sep 1, 2012 by Mewderator