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[Skeleton] Gen 5 1v1 Aggron

Discussion in 'Gen 5 1v1 Analyses' started by Dr. Fuji, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Dr. Fuji

    Dr. Fuji Active Member

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    ==General==
    *One of the best abilities in the game acting as a pseudo Focus Sash.
    *Access to one of the best moves in 1v1 Metal Burst.
    *Great Defense.
    *Low Speed.
    *Good Attack.
    *Unfortunate 4X Ground/Fighting weakness.
    *Low Special Defense


    ==Metal Burst==
    Aggron (M) @ Custap Berry
    Trait: Sturdy
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
    Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
    - Metal Burst
    - Stone Edge
    - Earthquake/Toxic
    - Protect/Heavy Slam/Aqua Tail/Fire Punch

    *Metal Burst + Sturdy puts many Pokemon in a checkmate position.
    *Stone Edge is the STAB move of choice as Aggron isn't using Rock Head.
    *Earthquake provides useful coverage.
    *Heavy Slam is a Secondary STAB with perfect accuracy.
    *Aqua Tail/Fire Punch both provide coverage hitting Steels/Bulk Grounds.
    *Protect allows you to maintain Sturdy against Fake Out users.
    *Toxic gives you a chance to beat Will-o-Wisp/Leech Seed users.
    *Speed negative nature gives you a greater chance to go second and hit with Metal Burst make sure how to give it 0 Speed IV's as well.

    ==Other Options==
    - Endure exists and is almost always good with a Custap but you want to be using Metal Burst as they attack you.
    - Rock Slide has higher accuracy then Stone Edge but lower power.

    ==Checks & Counters==
    *Will-o-Wisp users.
    *Leech Seed stallers.
    *Fake Out breaks Sturdy if not carrying Protect.
    *Sash users with faster priority including but not limited to Breloom, Lucario, Mamoswine.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
  2. KM007

    KM007 Banned

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    Doesn't it get rock slide which would be more accurate? If it doesn't ignore this. Rock Slide and Stone Edge both KO at 1hp
     
  3. Dr. Fuji

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    Well Earthquake/Heavy Slam/Fire Punch all have 100% acc if you're just looking to knock off the last 1hp it does have Rock Slide but I don't think it's worth more then an OO mention.
     
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    Add sash lucario and mamoswine to C&C. They almost always carry sashes. Breloom as well.
     
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    Done.
     
  6. Mr. N00b

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    This is the set, I usually use.

    RockMetal (Aggron) (M) @ Custap Berry
    Trait: Sturdy
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
    Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
    - Protect
    - Toxic
    - Metal Burst
    - Rock Slide

    Protect is for those with fake out and kinda scout out what the enemy is planning to do. I then proceed to Metal Burst and if sash, Custap berry Rock slide just to finish off. Toxic is there for any non attackers like subseed if I can get it in(I just kinda hope Whimsicott just goes for Leech seed first before they taunt/encore). It still have the same checks and counters as the one mentioned in OP but Toxic just gives it a small chance of beating sub seed stallers.
     
  7. Dr. Fuji

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    Sounds interesting, I'd like to test this but I'll give Toxic a mention for now.