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i know it sound oppiniated, but I want a good Pokemon for black (so it can't be a gen 6). I like a Pokemon who takes forever to die, can take out a few Pokemon, has decent typing and has a compelling moveset (please include a good gen 5 moveset).

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Its want not wan't
what do you mean? i clearly spelt it want.

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There is no "better" one, but I will give the pros and cons of both

You said this is in black, the two fossil Pokemon I am assuming you are meaning are carracosta and archeops.


It is a very good sweeper, and can take out a lot of Pokemon ingame.
It has a decent movepool and pretty good typing, dragon claw helps a lot in gen 5 (no fairy).

It's ability is very bad.
It's typing is meh.
It can't take very many hits, it hits first and hits hard.

Archeops @ Focus Sash
Ability: Defeatist
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe/ 4 HP
Jolly Nature
- Taunt
- Stealth Rock
- Endeavor
- Head Smash


It can take 2-3 attacks.
It has a much better ability (abilities)
It's typing is improved with Solid Rock
It makes a decent HM slave.
It has access to aqua jet.

It has lower stats than archeops.
It has a x4 (x3 with solid rock) weakness to grass.
It is slow.

Carracosta @ Leftovers
Ability: Solid Rock
EV's: 4 HP / 252 Att / 252 Def
Ice Beam
Stone Edge

Hope this Helps you choose!

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I don't have a proper answer but my friend Tom told me carracosta is better. Hope I helped:).