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[Skeleton] Sableye

Discussion in 'Gen 5 UU Analyses' started by Epikhairz, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Epikhairz

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    Getting my old reservations done :D.

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    ==General==:
    *Dream World saves Sableye from the depths of NU with Prankster, allowing to function as a good support and stall Pokemon
    *No weaknesses and key immunities to Fighting, Normal, and Psychic
    *Horrible stats across the board is what prevents Sableye from being an an above average stall Pokemon
    *Extremely shallow movepool

    ==Prankster Stall==:
    Sableye (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Prankster
    EVs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SDef
    Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
    - Taunt
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Recover
    - Foul Play / Night Shade

    ===Set Comments===
    *EVs help balance Sableye's defenses, though are more specially biased due to a lower base SDef, as well as having Will-O-Wisp to help support the physical side.
    *Taunt shuts down stat boosting Pokemon, prevent status, and prevent stall Pokemon from healing or using utility moves, shutting them down completely
    *Will-O-Wisp burns physical attackers and cripples their Attack stat
    *Recover holds the set together, increasing Sableye's longevity and letting it stall longer
    *Foul Play is used as an attack to hit strong physical wallbreakers like Victini and Darmanitan hard, and allows Sableye to do something if Taunted
    *Night Shade is a more consistent option if you're just looking to attack anything in general

    ===Synergy===
    *Snorlax can take care of strong special hitters like Zapdos, and can take advantage of Sableye's Fighting immunity.
    *Stealth Rock support will help Sableye, as many strong special attackers like Zapdos and Chandelure are weak to it, and Sableye is just a natural spinblocker. Spikes work too. Qwilfish, Accelgor, Azelf, and Gligar can all fit this role
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    ==Other Options===
    *SubTorment to prevent most Pokemon from landing a good hit
    *Calm Mind + Dark Pulse can make Sableye into a good Support / Attacker
    *Toxic support
    *Knock Off support to cripple Choice users
    *Trick a bad item with priority
    *Priority weather inducer
    *Can also be a priority Gravity inducer, taking the opponent by surprise due to its rarity, and increases the accuracy of Will-O-Wisp
    *Swagger. Nuff said. Confuse Ray if you don't want your opponent to get +2 Attack then hit you harder.

    ==Checks and Counters==
    *Fire-type wallbreakers immune to Will-O-Wisp can come in on anything except Foul Play and demolish Sableye
    *Special Fire-types also have no trouble taking down Sableye (Houndoom, Rotom-H)
    *Powerful Special Attackers such as Zapdos will easily take down Sableye
    *Xatu can Magic Bounce all the status moves and cripple it with Toxic.

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  2. Spoovo The Pirate

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    I'd tack Gravity onto the weather inducer thing too, seeing as it's a rarely used tactic that can really take someone by surprise, and can also work really well. Not to mention it turns Will-o-Wisp's accuracy into something reliable.
     
  3. Epikhairz

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    Added. I have next to no experience with Gravity, so...:I
     
  4. Xinc

    Xinc Time for Oras?

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    For those swift swim teams, mention Sableye is great at giving that priority Rain Dance.
     
  5. Epikhairz

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    I'm ready for any QC chec--oh wait, I'm a QC :P.

    If no one else has anything to add at all, I'm going to start writing this up. This subforum has been very ded lately :/
     
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    Xinc Time for Oras?

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    Yeah, I know. I got exams and it's only the second week.

    Anyway, I think you forgot Swagger on Sableye. High Risk, High Reward.
     
  7. Epikhairz

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    wow how did i miss that. Swagger Sableye pisses me off. Adding

    Also adding Confuse Ray as an alternative