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What are some good examples of a Weakness Policy User?

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Hai. Answer the question please. I've seen some good ones like Mixed Aegislash, but I wanna know what else there is.

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There is Weakness Policy Dragonite, which is a great candidate for Weakness Policy due to its access to Multiscale to tank supereffective hits at full health, Roost for recovery, Dragon Dance for boosting and powerful priority in Extremespeed.

This is an example of a Weakness Policy Dragonite set:

Dragonite @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Multiscale
Adamant/Jolly Nature
-Dragon Claw/Outrage
-Dragon Dance
-Fire Punch/Extremespeed

Basically the idea is to switch in on a Pokemon that cannot touch Dragonite, making them switch out to a Pokemon that can hit Dragonite super effectively. Use Roost as they switch to regain Multiscale, then tank the hit while you boost with Dragon Dance. You get +3Attack, +2 SpAttack and +1 Speed in 1 turn. From there you can sweep by spamming Dragon Claw or Fire Punch for the Steels.

With a bit of research, I present to you: Weakness Policy Carracosta!

Carracosta @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Sturdy
Jolly Nature (+Spd,-SpAtt)
-Shell Smash
-Aqua Jet
-Stone Edge

The standard Sweepcosta is now better than ever! With Shell Smash, which boosts Att, SpAtt and Speed to +2 for -1 in both defenses, it is easily the best offensive boosting move. Pair that with Sturdy to help live a Super Effective hit while activating Weakness Policy, and a STAB priority Aqua Jet, and we have ourselves a MONSTER sweeper.

Both sets are very reliant on support to keep Entry Hazards off the field so that they can come in at Full HP to wreak havoc. Having Stealth Rock up on the opponent's side to break enemy Focus Sashes and Sturdy is great to ensure a sweep. An example is Forretress, who can set up Stealth Rocks and use Rapid Spin to get rid of hazards.

Hope I helped :)

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Oh no Dragonite. +1
I have been swept by Weakness Policy Dragonite too many times... Nowadays I always make sure I have a check or counter to it. Truly a terrifying set.
How about Blaziken? His blaze can definitely sweep teams with weakness policy.
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i can give you some examples to start this discussion. first: the best ones is mons with good bulk and coverage, but low base power. here is some of them:

dragonite@ weakness policy
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trait: multiscale
(almost whatever) nature
252 atk/ 252 hp/ 4 spa or something, I'm not dragonite expert

  • dragon pulse
  • aerial ace
  • extreme speed
  • ice beam/ flamethrower/ thunderbolt/ rock slide

multiscale is what making this Pokemon usefull, multiscale lowers damage taken at the beginning, this will almost guarantee one opponent taken down, and one with a huge dent, if you are slower than your opponent before multiscale: use (insert super effective move here) X2 to kill , if you are slower: (insert super effective move here) first and then use extreme speed.

another is:

aegislash@ weakness policy
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brave nature
trait: stance change
252 atk/ 252 hp/ 4 sp.atk

  • king shield
  • shadow ball/ swords dance
  • iron head
  • shadow sneak

aegislash in shield form can really tank some super effective moves, then you use shadow ball/ iron head to make a huge dent followed by shadow sneak. when opponent sends out next poké

  1. use king shield if you know you can't OHKO
  2. use shadow sneak if you know you can OHKO

Tyranitar@ weakness policy
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neutral / brave nature
trait: sandstream
252 hp/ 252 def/ 4 sp.atk
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Crunch
- thunderbolt

tyranitar+sandstorm+weakness policy= awesome! not sure about move set and EVs for this guy though, but I guess the most is self-explained. STAB and things like that...

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EDIT: i noticed the most of these examples don't have low base power at all xD but the point is that… well…. other useful users of weakness policy have low base power
you`re Tyranitar can`t do anything with his speed to be a good weakness policy user you need speed and tyranitar it`s a good user he needs rock polish, let me show you mine:


Careful nature
ability: sandstream
28 HP/ 224 ATK/ 60 DEF/ 196 SPE
-stone edge
-rock polish
-whatever you want

first u use rock polish with anyone u know that u will resist then u just sweep i do got sableye to burn and help him resist even fighting types
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Here are some that are more unconventional/lower tier.

Metagross @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Adamant Nature
- Agility
- Meteor Mash
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch/Thunder Punch/Zen Headbutt/Bullet Punch

Gen 6's take on agiligross, with that impressive bulk and four common weaknesses allow it to take full advantage of the item, especially with an Agility Boost. Meteor Mash is a nice STAB with the chance to raise its attack further, and EQ is much needed coverage. The last slot goes to what coverage, or priority, you see fit.

Hydreigon @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 Atk
Hasty/Timid Nature
- Fire Blast
- Dragon Pulse
- Iron Tail/Flash Cannon
- Crunch/Dark Pulse/Superpower

Hydreigon has a potent ability as a mixed attacker, and a weakness policy boost, which can be safely attained the majority of the team due to it's impressive bulk, augments this to the fullest.

Tangrowth @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 112 HP / 200 Atk / 196 SAtk
Relaxed Nature
- Giga Drain
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide/Knock Off
- Hidden Power [Fire]/Synthesis

Tangrowth can take pretty much any physical hit it wants, and it's abilties as a mixed offensive tank, as well as the ability to check a wide variety of Pokemon as well as run a wide variety of movesets, make it a solid user, especially with all those fine coverage moves and recovery.

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