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[Skeleton] Lucario 1v1

Discussion in 'Gen 5 1v1 Analyses' started by Xinc, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Xinc

    Xinc Time for Oras?

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    ==General==
    *Both highly usable Special Attack and Physical Attack stats
    *Acceptable 90 base speed
    *Access to a STAB priority move in Bullet Punch and Vacuum Wave. Also has Extremespeed
    *Abilities are anti-Flinch: Steadfast boosts its speed and Inner Focus won't make Lucario flinch.
    *Flexible and can run at least two different sets
    *Access to both Nasty Plot and Swords Dance


    ==Swords Dancer==
    Lucario (M) @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Inner Focus
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly/Adamant Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)/(+Atk, -SAtk)
    -Swords Dance
    -Close Combat
    -Extremespeed
    -Crunch/Ice Punch/Bullet Punch

    *Similar to OU's Life Orb set, except that it uses a Focus Sash, so super effective moves won't OHKO it, and allows Lucario two attacks, or one swords dance and one attack
    *Swords Dance brings Lucario's attack to 700 with Adamant Nature
    *Extremespeed is priority
    *Crunch hits Deoxys-D and Pokemon weak against Dark Type moves, while Ice Punch hits Gliscor, Togekiss, and Dragonite, Bullet punch is a priority STAB move, for faster Pokemon who are resistant or immune to extremespeed
    *For Bullet Punch, Adamant Nature is preferred, as speed is not as important for priority moves

    ==Wise Guy==
    Lucario (M) @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Inner Focus
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid/Modest Nature (+Spd, -Atk)/(+SAtk, -Atk)
    -Nasty Plot
    -Aura Sphere
    -Vacuum Wave/Hidden Power [Ice]
    -Dark Pulse/Shadow Ball

    ==Set Comments==
    -Works the same way as Sword Dance set, except in the special side
    -Nasty Plot brings Lucario's special attack stat even higher than its sword dance set
    -Aura Sphere can't miss. Much more enjoyable than Focus Blast
    -Vacuum wave is priority STAB move while HP Ice hits Gliscor and Flying types
    -Dark Pulse gives a Flinch chance, but Fighting types resist it. Shadow Ball, on the other hand, can hit for neutral damage and hit psychics such as Reuniclus for high damage

    ==Other Options==
    -Being in a 1v1 match means that Lucario cannot afford to do anything else but to hit hard. Counter is a viable move, but only against physical attackers, meaning there is a substantial risk in using Counter.

    ==Checks & Counters==
    -Fake Out users can break Lucario's Sash, but thanks to Inner Focus, Lucario can continue doing what it was doing anyway
    -Pokemon with a faster priority move that can live a hit usually come out ahead.
    -Sub-Disable Gengar gives Lucario some trouble
     
  2. Xinc

    Xinc Time for Oras?

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    Please forget this one. Though it has a few more things than Mewthree's, it looks like it's done anyway. xP