I am entering the Pokémon Generation Showdown, as I have stated in several previous questions, and I have five out of six Pokémon ready. The final 'Mon is going to be my Trick Room counter, which I have discovered is likely to be a popular playstyle. Cresselia is going to be one of the top TR setters, so I had to counter her as well. I have three lined up. In order of preference, they are:
- Thundurus (Incarnate) EDIT: I have him now.
- Mega Mawile
- Mega Slowbro
The thinking is that I can run a second Mega for when I'm not running my second, which is very fast and suffers from TR. I looked through all of the slow Mega Evolutions (I'll get to Thundurus in a bit) and, after eliminating Sableye, Camerupt, Steelix and Aggron, I was left with Mawile or Slowbro.
The reason I would run Mawile is because she checks Cresselia and can take advantage of Trick Room. This would be the ideal Mawile:
[email protected] Mawilite
Ability: Intimidate > Huge Power
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
- Iron Head
- Play Rough
- Sucker Punch/Crunch
- Protect/Swords Dance
However, my Mawile suffers from four-moveslot syndrome. Sucker Punch means that Precipice Blades and Dragon Ascent cannot be spammed so freely, but I lack the ability to check Cresselia because it would replace Crunch. Protect is to guard against spread Ground attacks and Fire Blast, but I also need SD in order to break through walls. Without Sucker Punh I am vulnerable, without Crunch I cannot check Cress, without Protect I am Groudon fodder, and without Swords Dance I cannot 2HKO bulkier threats. Also, using Mega Mawile would make half of my team weak to the oh-so-common Precipice Blades and Earthqauke.
My second choice was Mega Slowbro. While he cannot "check" Cresselia per se, he can tear through things in TR with that base 30 Speed. Here is what he would be:
[email protected] Slowbronite
Ability: Own Tempo > Shell Armour
- Slack Off
- Calm Mind
Slowbro can destroy under TR with Calm Mind + Scald, spreading Burns here and there. Toxic is how I deal with Cresselia, as the combonation of Toxic poisoning and attacks from my partner will wear it down quickly. The EVs are what I am having difficulties with, but I'll figure that out eventually.
My first and foremost choice is Thundurus, however there is one problem: I don't have one. I think I can get one before the competition starts, but I'm not certain. Anywho, here's what he'd look like:
[email protected] ??? (Sitrus Berry?)
EVs: 252 Spe / 252 SpA / 4 Def
- Dark Pulse
- Nasty Plot/Protect
Thundurus could easily be the best TR counter out there. He can Prankster Taunt Cresselia before she can even move, then KO with Nasty Plot + Dark Pulse. I could drop Nasty Plot for Protect so I'm not left vulnerable to Rock Slide. My only real problem with Thundurus is his item. Sitrus Berry, Leftovers, and Life Orb are all being used by other team members. I could consider replacing him with Klefki and using the Leftovers, but then I would lose my Prankster Thunder Wave and Swagger.
Please provide two parts t oyour answer: one between Thundurus, Mega Mawile, and Mega Slowbro, and one just between Mega Mawile and Mega Slowbro. Also, if you could help me with certain undecided aspects of these Pokémon, that would be fantastic!
(The rest of my team's in the comments.)