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Rate my Lickilicky, any advice?

5 votes


Lickilicky (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Cloud Nine
EVs: 160 HP / 252 Atk / 48 Def / 48 SDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Gyro Ball
- Power Whip
- Earthquake
- Return

This is for dealing Weather disruption. This guy just got the DW ability, Cloud Nine, which brings a halt to weather effects while he's on the field. Basically, I want to come in, and smash the opposing Weather changer for SE damage, Gyro Ball is boosted by low speed and hits Abomasnow (or Snowver) and Tyranitar for 2x damage, I also considered Hammer Arm in this slot. Power Whip deals with [Drizzle] Politoed, Groudon, Kyogre, and [Sandstream] Hippowdon (or Hippotas) for 2x damage, while having 120 base power, obviously the Ubers aren't going to be phased much by this stupid thing, but the lower tiers should get hit pretty hard. EQ has great coverage, but is used namely for Ninetales (or Vulpix), and Tyranitar (Gyro Ball is better). Return for STAB and it hits most other types for neutral.
EV's and Nature give it a nice 401 HP (5 Seismic Tosses to kill it), 295 Attack, and 238 in each defense, enough, in combo with high HP, to absorb a shot or two from just about anything. This is helpful with it's atrocious speed.

What changes should I make? As previously mentioned, I was contemplating using Hammer Arm instead of Gyro Ball for wider coverage and a 4x hit on Tyranitar. I think this change would also warrant a nature switch to Adamant (+Atk, -SAtk).

asked Aug 18, 2011 by Heinz_Ketchum
Well, not sure about the movesets and all that, but the stats arent good at all... 48 def and 48 sp def... tahts weak for it..
The EV's are only in  Defenses to allow it to survive a hit or two, it has 238 in each def, with 401 HP, and 295 Attack to allow one shot KO's with Choice Band. I could lose the HP and become susceptible to Chansey's seismic toss, but I prefer the safe route.
the only thing i would change would be to give him Wish Or Explosion instead of return.
wow thats alot of points for being a member for only 4 days.
Well he knows his stuff about Pokemon, and he was probably voted up by the top users.
lucario that isnt a lot of points. some users get 300 pts in a day.

1 Answer

2 votes

You know, I love the combo Hammer arm+Gyro ball since Gyro ball is getting stronger. But since you have only one space go with hammer arm. Tyranitar is very bulky and you won't be able to OHKO it with gyro ball. Also you don't need to change your nature... With 0 Speed EVs nature doesn't really value.

answered Aug 21, 2011 by GAMEBEATER
Alright, cool, Hammer Arm does seem more effective. Thanks allot.