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Well avalanche isnt available anymore so I was wondering if blizzard would be a better option on this set

Aggron @ Aggronite
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 16 Def / 240 SpD
Impish Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Heavy Slam
- Ice Punch/Blizzard
- Fire Punch


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Unquestioningly Ice Punch.

Aggron's stats lean heavily toward Attack, rather than Special Attack. This makes Ice Punch, a physical attack, much better for him than Blizzard, a special attack. This, of course, is also before considering accuracy, which is an issue for Blizzard.

Note that Avalanche is still possible to obtain, it simply requires you to use PokeBank to transfer from a Gen 4 game to a Gen 6 game. Just more hoops to jump through.

I was doing some calcs and got this

-1 0 Atk Mega Aggron Ice Punch vs. 252 HP / 240+ Def Landorus-T: 152-180 (39.7 - 47.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery

0- SpA Mega Aggron Blizzard vs. 252 HP / 8 SpD Landorus-T: 224-268 (58.6 - 70.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
And the problem with transfering is it doesnt get the blue pentagon
Those calculations are a bit flawed in that the target (Landorus) have much, much higher Def than Sp Def. If we look at just the moves and Aggrons base Atk/Sp Atk, we get the following calcs:

0 Atk Mega Aggron Ice Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Arceus: 62-74 (16.2 - 19.4%) -- possible 6HKO
0 SpA Mega Aggron Blizzard vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Arceus: 45-54 (11.8 - 14.1%) -- possible 8HKO

Eliminating all other factors, Ice Punch is far more damaging, and will be still more powerful with EV investments, etc.
And Ice Punch has 100% accuracy
K thanks,
Case Closed
Also lando t only has 10 more def than special def
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ice punch is defintly the better option
you seem like a competive battler it should be obvious

I am im just seeing if there are any valid replacements for avalanche that would do better than ice punch and yes ive researched the stats
Ive been thinking about it since garchomp seems to have fire blast a lot
So I went wynaut? And messed around with calc