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[Skeleton] Gen 5 1v1 Bisharp

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==
    *High attacking stat.
    *Strong priority.
    *Access to one of the best moves in 1v1 Metal Burst.
    *Useful ability.
    *Low Speed.
    *Unfortunate 4X weakness to Fighting.


    ==Metal Burst==
    Bisharp (F) @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Inner Focus
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
    Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
    - Metal Burst
    - Sucker Punch
    - Iron Head
    - Brick Break

    *Metal Burst + Focus Sash puts many Pokemon in a checkmate position.
    *Sucker Punch is strong STAB priority.
    *Iron Head provides reliable STAB damage that works even when not attacked in return.
    *Brick Break provides reliable damage against Steel Types.
    *Inner Focus is a very useful ability that allows you to attack as you take a resisted Fake Out.
    *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==
    -Low Kick hits heavier targets harder then Brick Break.
    -Night Slash is STAB that doesn't require you be attacked.
    -Dual Chop hits twice allowing you to hit through sashes unfortunately it has poor coverage and lacks STAB.
    -Psycho Cut hits Fighting Types.
    -Swords Dance can be used on a predicted Protect or when you think the opponent won't attack you fearing Sucker Punch/Metal Burst.
    -Taunt can be a useful move when dealing with stallers and can force Pokemon to attack you allowing you to Sucker Punch/Metal Burst freely.

    ==Checks & Counters==
    -Leech Seed stallers.
    -Will-o-Wisp users.
    -Pokemon wielding sashes + faster priority.
    -Breloom.
     
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  2. KM007

    KM007 Banned

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    Good overall review.

    Can't think of anything helpful except C&C Lucario breloom and mamoswine and aggron even.
     
  3. Weavile

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    I think you've covered just about everything I can think of. Nice analysis.
    I do think that Swords Dance deserves some mention in OO, even if it is a somewhat sub-par option
     
  4. Dr. Fuji

    Dr. Fuji Active Member

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    Thanks, Swords Dance does have a small niche for Pokemon that would be using Protect and many things are afraid to attack Bisharp in fear of Metal Burst/Sucker Punch so I can see it being marginally useful will add.

    Breloom I will add along with faster priority + sash.
     
  5. Disaster Area

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    Another set that I've seen someone use, though I don't know what the full set is, comprises of Taunt + Sucker Punch. I imagine probably max. attack EV's, but I don't know what else it would have in terms of EV's/item/moves. It might be another effective strategy worth noting, maybe as having taunt as an alternative to one of the moves of the aforementioned set.
     
  6. Dr. Fuji

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    I gave it an OO mention the only reason I don't have it on the main set is because of how slow Bisharp is meaning it will usually be hit by status or whatever non attacking move before it has a chance to use Taunt thanks for the comment.