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OU ChandyThorn Tanking
This is quite a fun one to play with. The way it works is very simple.
Ferrothorn is resistant to all of Chandelure's weaknesses excluding than ground.
Chandelure is IMMUNE to Ferrothorn's weaknesses, and is boosted by Fire.
This allows Ferrothorn to be used in Sun. Sun provokes people to use Fire STABs on Ferro, but Chandy gets boosted by it.
Hex (Chandelure) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
- Shadow Ball
- Energy Ball
This set makes an excellent wall, effectively screwing physical attackers like Terrakion, DNite, and Infernape. Hell, if you can Trick off an Air Balloon you are in top shape. Anyways, this Chandy can be used as a lead or switch-in to fighting. As a lead, Shadow Ball combined with Specs is an excellent STAB, hitting OU's psychics hard, as well as Jelli. Trick is an effective shut down to Fighting sweepers, very common in OU. Terrakion is a notable threat, He would simply OHKO Ferro. If it is Ballooned, Chandy is in a bind. I can see EQuake on Chandy, but if he goes for a Dance or Rock Polish Chandy is lucky to lock him in and pick off one of the weaknesses. After doing so, Chandy completely shuts it down with a Will-O-Wisp. For the stuff like Gastro, Energy Ball is an excellent coverage, most likely an OHKO if Flash activates.
Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 SDef
- Leech Seed
- Power Whip
- Thunder Wave
Ferrothorn... such a beautiful wall, but easily shut down by Focus Miss and Fire Blast. Both of which Chandy negates :D. Not much to say here. Ferro can switch in on Chandy's weakness, allowing free moves. Ferro can expect a switch to a special FBlast user, allowing a free move. With that free move, Ferro can throw in a Leech Seed, allowing some nice healing. Focus Miss will likely come. LOL, suck on Protect. Naturally some players are persistent, and will try again. THAT is when Ferro switches. Leech Seed give Chandy healing. When annoying stuff like Poli comes in, Ferro can switch in. Power Whip is brute force, KOing all the annoying waters and hippos. When an annoyance like Heatran comes in, Thunder Wave allows both members of the core to troll much easier.
Not much else to say. Very fun, very effective, Ferro in sun.