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4th Gen LC Threat List

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Analyses' started by Lady Umb, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Lady Umb

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    4th Gen LC Threat List

    Anorith :
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    Type: Rock / Bug
    Base Stats: 45 HP / 95 Atk / 50 Def / 50 SpD / 75 Spe
    Ability: Battle Armor

    Anorith's wide movepool offers it a multitude of different sets to run. With Rock Polish and Swords Dance, Anorith makes a great boosting sweeper. Its main attacks are Rock Slide, X-Scissor, and Brick Break. Anorith can also equip a Choice Scarf, putting at 27 Speed, which is enough to outspeed all unboosted Pokémon and most Choice Scarf users. With average defensive base stats and access to Rapid Spin Stealth Rock, and Knock Off, Anorith is also a good supportive Pokémon.
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    Aron :
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    Type: Rock / Steel
    Base Stats: 50 HP / 70 Atk / 100 Def / 40 SpD / 30 Spe
    Abilities: Rock Head / Sturdy

    Aron has a relatively good Attack stat, excellent physical bulk, and access to a good offensive movepool, making it a strong sweeper. Aron can use a set with Rock Polish to increase its low Speed. It also has Head Smash, a powerful Rock-type move that reaches 225 Base Power when factoring in STAB, Iron Head, and Earthquake for coverage. Aron is also capable of using Magnet Rise, making it immune to Ground-type attacks. Aron is a great addition for Trick Room teams to its low Speed stat.
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    Bagon :
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    Type: Dragon
    Base Stats: 45 HP / 75 Atk / 60 Def / 40 SpA / 30 SpD / 50 Spe
    Ability: Rock Head

    Even though Bagon doesn't get any priority move like Dratini, it has some advantages. Bagon has higher Attack and access to Dragon Claw, meaning it won't always get locked into Outrage and become confused. Bagon has access to some great moves like Fire Fang, Crunch, and Brick Break, making it a better late-game sweeper. Like Dratini, Bagon often runs a Dragon Dance set or a mixed set with Outrage, Dragon Claw, Fire Fang, and Hydro Pump/ Hidden Power Ice.
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    Bronzor :
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    Type: Steel / Psychic
    Base Stats: 57 HP / 24 Atk / 86 Def / 24 SpA / 86 SpD / 23 Spe
    Abilities: Heatproof / Levitate

    Bronzor has a great typing, high defensive stats, and access to a lot of support moves like Light Screen, Reflect, Stealth Rock, and Rain Dance, making it one of the best walls and support Pokémon in LC. With Levitate, Bronzor is only weak to Fire-type moves. It can check a lot of Pokémon such as Hippopotas, Gligar (with HP Ice), Croagunk, Dratini, Taillow, Elekid, and Diglett. Bronzor is also an excellent Pokémon on Trick Room teams due to its pitiful Speed stat. It is often seen in a lead position, running a moveset consisting of Stealth Rock, Hypnosis, Earthquake, and Psychic.
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    Buizel :
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    Type: Water
    Base Stats: 55 HP / 65 Atk / 35 Def / 60 SpA / 30 SpD / 85 Spe
    Ability: Swift Swim

    Buizel is dangerous in rain, due to its ability, Swift Swim, and a good movepool. It usually runs a special set with Rain Dance, Surf, Hidden Power Grass, and Ice Beam or a physically oriented one with Waterfall, Ice Punch, Return, and a priority move in Aqua Jet. Buizel is also a great choice on Baton Pass teams since it is fast and can pass Agility, Bulk Up and Substitute.
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    Carvanha :
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    Type: Water / Dark
    Base Stats: 45 HP / 90 Atk / 20 Def / 65 SpA / 20 SpD / 65 Spe
    Ability: Rough Skin

    Carvanha is a serious threat; it is one of the most dangerous Pokémon in LC. It has a high Attack, average Speed, and excellent coverage. It often uses a Life Orb set containing moves like Crunch, Zen Headbutt (to hit Croagunk and Machop mainly), Aqua Jet, and Substitute. Carvanha can also use a specially attacking or mixed set with Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, and Hidden Power Grass. Carvanha can also run a set with Choice Scarf due to its great type coverage and decent Speed.
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    Chinchou :
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    Type: Electric / Water
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 38 Def / 56 SpA / 56 SpD / 67 Spe
    Abilities: Illuminate / Volt Absorb

    Chinchou is an interesting Pokémon since it has excellent typing, great coverage, and decent bulk. Chinchou's most effective set is probably an Agility set, which lets it double its Speed. Its moves consist of Hydro Pump, Thunderbolt, Hidden Power Grass, and Ice Beam. Chinchou also commonly runs Choice Scarf, letting it outpace every unboosted Pokémon. Less common sets include the bulky Oran Berry set with Thunder Wave and Confuse Ray. Due to its typing, Chinchou can check the majority of Water-types, such as Mantyke and Horsea, making it an effective counter to rain teams.
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    Cranidos :
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    Type: Rock
    Base Stats: 67 HP / 125 Atk / 40 Def / 30 SpD / 58 Spe
    Ability: Mold Breaker

    Cranidos has one of the highest stats in LC with its base 125 Attack. However, it has pitiful defenses and is weak to a lot of priority moves such as Aqua Jet, Bullet Punch, Mach Punch, and Vacuum Wave, meaning Cranidos often has a hard time sweeping. It can still use a Choice Scarf set with moves like Head Smash, Stone Edge, Earthquake (which lets it beat Bronzor thanks to Mold Breaker), Pursuit for Ghost-types, Zen Headbutt, and Ice Beam to beat Gligar.
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    Croagunk :
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    Type: Poison / Fighting
    Base Stats: 48 HP / 61 Atk / 40 Def / 61 SpA / 40 SpD / 50 Spe
    Abilities: Anticipation / Dry Skin

    Croagunk is a really good pokemon in LC. It has good attacking stats, a useful ability and a large movepool. It will generally be used as a revenger as it can learn many priority moves such as Fake Out, Vacuum Wave, Sucker Punch and Bullet Punch. It can deal with Gligar with Ice Punch and ghosts with Dark Pulse without relying on Sucker Punch. It can use Earthquake for Chinchou and the other electric type pokemon like Magnemite. It can be used as a SubPuncher, Nasty Plotter ect. and all work fine. In conclusion, Croagunk is exceptional.
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    Cubone :
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    Type: Ground
    Base stats: 50 HP / 50 Atk / 95 Def / 40 SpA / 50 SpD / 35 Spe
    Ability: Rock Head / Lightningrod

    A lot of people underestimate Cubone because of its low speed. But Cubone can be extremely dangerous under Trick Room. Cubone is an excellent sweeper on Trick Room teams. What makes Cubone so special is that it gets an exclusive item called Thick Club which multiplies the attack stat by 1,5 and has a high defense. Cubone gets some great moves like Earthquake, Fire Punch, Rock Slide and Double Edge with the ability Rock Head. It even gets Ice Beam which gives a free OHKO on Gligar. Not many people expect Ice beam.
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    Diglett :
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    Type: Ground
    Base Stats: 10 HP / 55 Atk / 25 Def / 35 SpA / 45 SpD / 95 Spe
    Ability: Arena Trap / Sand Veil

    Diglett is one of the few pokemon who can reach 20 speed with Voltorb and Elekid. Its high speed, access to priority Sucker Punch and STAB Earthquake make it a great revenge killer. Diglett often needs to run HP Ice to deal with Gligar who checks it with ease and setups on it. It can use Rock Slide, Shadow Claw and Aerial Ace in its sets, too. Diglett is also used as a lead due to Stealth Rock, excellent speed and can beat most of them : Omanyte, Onix, Ponyta, Voltorb ect. It also needs Protect to beat Fake Out leads such as Aipom and Meowth.
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    Dratini :
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    Type: Dragon
    Base Stats: 45 HP / 64 Atk / 45 Def / 50 SpA / 50 SpD / 50 Spe
    Ability: Shed Skin

    Dratini is one of the most dangerous pokemon in LC ; It has good attack stat, access to priority to revenge in middle game and can easily setup. It also has good resistances to grass electric and water type moves which is good. It has a very few checks and counters. The main set is the Dragon Dancer. After a DD, it hits 21 speed(with an Adamant nature) and 25 attack, while with a Jolly nature, it hits 22 speed and 24 attack. It generally runs a set of Dragon Dance, Outrage, Waterfall or Aqua Tail to hit Gligar, Hippopotas and a few rock type pokemon such as Geodude, Aron and Extremspeed with either Life Orb or Oran Berry. Dratini has a decent special attack stat meaning it can use a mixed set using Draco Meteors, Fire Blast, Extremspeed and Outrage/Subsitute ect. in the last slot.
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    Drifloon :
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    Type: Ghost / Flying
    Base Stats: 90 HP / 50 Atk / 34 Def / 60 SpA / 44 SpD / 70 Spe
    Abilities: Aftermath / Unburden

    Drifloon is one the most difficult Pokémon to stop because it can carry so many sets. In practically all sets it will use Substitute with either Oran berry, Petaya Berry or Salac Berry combined with its great ability, Unburden. It hits 34 speed with a Timid nature and 32 with a Modest nature, enough to outspeed a big part of the metagame. Drifloon's main attacks are Shadow ball / Hidden Power [Fighting] / Thunderbolt, giving it excellent coverage. It learns Calm Mindand Charge Beam, meaning it can use Baton Pass effectively. Drifloon also makes a great Anti-Lead, since it has access to Destiny Bond and Explosion to take out its enemies, Sucker Punch to revenge kill Focus Sash leads and Trick to lock the opponent on a non-offensive move.
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    Duskull :
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    Type: Ghost
    Base Stats: 20 HP / 40 Atk / 90 Def / 35 SpA / 90 SpD / 25 Spe
    Ability: Levitate

    Duskull is the most defensive ghost of LC. It has high defense stats and low HP which means it can use Pain Split well. It often carries Ice Beam to beat Gligar and Will-O-Wisp to check a lot of physical attackers such as Machop and Croagunk. Shadow Sneak is good for other ghosts and does a lot of damages to Gastly even with its passable attack and low Base power. It can also use Return or Frustration, to hit Houndour, and Confuse Ray. Duskull is also a great Pokémon on Trick Room teams due to its low speed.
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    Eevee :
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    Type: Normal
    Base Stats: 55 HP / 55 Atk / 50 Def / 45 SpA / 65 SpD / 55 Spe
    Abilities: Adaptability / Run Away

    Eevee has average stats and movepool and its ability makes up for it. With Adaptability, Eevee can hit hard with its STAB attacks: Return/Double Edge and Quick Attack which is its only priority attack. Bite is for hurting ghost types such as Gastly or else they will wall it. Eevee might also carry HP Grass/HP Fire to deal with rock types and steel types respectively.
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    Elekid :
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    Type: Electric
    Base Stats: 45 HP / 63 Atk / 37 Def / 65 SpA / 55 SpD / 95 Spe
    Ability: Static

    Elekid is known for being a great late-game cleaner due its remarkable speed(20) and large offensive movepool. It usually runs a set of ThunderPunch/Thunderbolt, Ice Punch and Cross Chop which lets it dispose of Gligar/Munchlax and HP Grass/Quick Attack. However, Elekid has unimpressive defense stats and is frail in general.
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    Gastly :
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    Type: Ghost / Poison
    Base Stats: 30 HP / 35 Atk / 30 Def / 100 SpA / 35 SpD / 80 Spe
    Ability: Levitate

    Gastly has high SpA and Spe stats, excellent movepool and 3 immunities to ground, fighting and normal making him one of the most effective Choice Scarf users in LC. Gastly carries two strong STAB attacks(shadow ball and Sludge Bomb) and Energy Ball, Thunderbolt, HP Ice ect. as coverage moves. It might also run a set with Substitute and Hypnosis or Explosion.
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    Gligar :
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    Type: Ground / Flying
    Base Stats: 65 HP / 75 Atk / 105 Def / 65 SpD / 85 Spe
    Abilities: Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil

    Gligar is simply one of the most threatening pokémon in LC: his unique typing, high base stats and wide movepool say it all. His bulk, ability to reach 19 speed and run a number of different sets make him very dangerous. The most common is the Choice Scarf set: Earthquake/U-turn/Stone Edge/Aqua Tail or Night Slash(whose role is to scout the foe's team). Gligar also gets Swords Dance/Agility/Baton Pass making him a great choice for BP teams.
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    Hippopotas :
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    Type: Ground
    Base Stats: 68 HP / 72 Atk / 78 Def / 42 SpD / 32 Spe
    Ability: Sand Stream

    Hippopotas is the only pokémon in LC who gets the Sand Stream ability to summon a permanent sandstorm. Hippopotas is a good lead since he can set up Stealth Rock for the team and beat certain leads(diglett). It is also a great switch-in to many physical threats such as Meowth or Aipom. It usually carries its STAB attack, Earthquake, Crunch and Slack Off for recovery.
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    Horsea :

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    Type: Water
    Base Stats: 30 HP / 70 Def / 70 SpA / 25 SpD / 60 Spe
    Abilities: Sniper / Swift Swim

    Horsea reaches 32 speed in the rain, meaning it will outspeed all choice scarf users. It has high Special Attack, decent physical defense and access to Hydro Pump and Ice Beam making him one of the most dangerous Rain Dance sweepers. It often carries HP Grass/HP Electric to deal with water types(chinchou, staryu) or HP Ground for Croagunk. Horsea can also run a set with Agility to boost its speed.
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    Houndour :
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    Type: Fire / Dark
    Base Stats: 45 HP / 60 Atk / 30 Def / 80 SpA / 50 SpD / 65 Spe
    Abilities: Early Bird / Flash Fire

    Houndour is one of the biggest threats in LC. Its great typing and ability, high Special Attack and large offensive movepool make him able to run a plethora of different sets. Houndour usually runs a Choice Scarf set and uses its powerful STAB attacks(fire blast, dark pulse) to sweep in late-game. It also has access to Sucker Punch, a strong priority attack, making him an effective lead. Houndour can use Crunch/Reversal and Pursuit to deal with Munchlax and ghost-types. It can also run a set with Nasty Plot and OHKO any pokemon after a boost.
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    Kabuto :

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    Type: Water / Rock
    Base Stats: 30 HP / 80 Atk / 90 Def / 55 SpA / 55 SpD / 55 Spe
    Abilities: Battle Armor / Swift Swim

    Kabuto is a dangerous Swift Swim sweeper since it has a high physical attack, decent defensive stats and resists most priority attacks. It usually carries Waterfall, Rock Slide and Aqua Jet to hurt its foes. It can also use Earthpower to deal with Croagunk, a common check. Kabuto can also be a very effective lead since it can set up Stealth Rock and beat other leads with priority Aqua Jet. It can also use Knock Off to remove the foe's items(oran berry, choice scarf..).
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    Krabby :
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    Type: Water
    Base Stats: 30 HP / 105 Atk / 90 Def / 25 SpD / 50 Spe
    Ability: Shell Armor / Hyper Cutter

    With high Attack/Defense stats and access to a powerful water stab, Crabhammer, Krabby makes a formidable sweeper. It can use Agility to increase its mediocre speed and Swords Dance to boost its attack stat and proceed to sweep teams using Crabhammer/Return(unresisted coverage). Some also carry X-Scissor to hurt Slowpoke. Shell Armor means critical hits won't stop it from sweeping.
    With a Choice Scarf, Krabby outspeeds all unboosted pokemon and does fairly high damage even without boost from Swords Dance.
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    Machop :
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    Type: Fighting
    Base Stats: 70 HP / 80 Atk / 50 Def / 35 SpD /35 Spe
    Abilities: Guts / No Guard

    Machop is quite a dangerous pokemon. With No Guard, It can use its powerful STAB attack, DynamicPunch, to hit hard its foes and cause confusion. Machop has Payback to hurt ghosts on switch-ins and usually OHKOes them. It also uses Ice Punch to deal with Gligar and Bullet Punch. Machop can also carry a set with Bulk Up/Dynamic Punch/Ice Punch/Bullet Punch.
    Machop usually run a Choice Scarf, reaching the 21 speed mark.
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    Magby :
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    Type: Fire
    Base Stats: 45 HP / 75 Atk / 37 Def / 70 SpA / 55 SpD / 83 Spe
    Ability: Flame Body

    Magby is a pretty strong sweeper, wallbreaker and one of the toughest pokemon to switch into due to its type coverage and power. It has good offensive stats, impressive speed and powerful STABs like Fire Blast, Overheat and Flare Blitz. Magby can carry Cross Chop to OHKO Munchlax, ThunderPunch or HP Grass to hit water types and Mach Punch(priority) to beat Houndour.
    Due to its speed and great coverage, Magby is also a good choice for a Choice Scarf set.
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    Magnemite :
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    Type: Electric / Steel
    Base Stats: 25 HP / 25 Atk / 70 Def / 95 SpA / 55 SpD / 45 Spe
    Abilities: Magnet Pull / Sturdy

    Magnemite's ability and plethora of resistances make it an unique pokemon in LC. With Magnet Pull, It can easily trap steel types such as Bronzor or Aron, use Substitute to prevent status, Magnet Rise to avoid Earthquake and remove them with powerful Thunderbolts. It also carries HP Ice to hurt Dratini, Gligar and grass types. With a Choice Scarf, Magnemite also proves to be an effective revenge killer, making use of its high special attack and STABs to deal major damage. It can also run HP Ground to deal with opposing Magnemites and Chinchou. Explosion can also be used to remove a wall such as Munchlax.
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    Mankey :

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    Type: Fighting
    Base Stats: 40 HP / 80 Atk / 35 Def / 45 SpD / 70 Spe
    Abilities: Anger Point / Vital Spirit

    Mankey uses its high physical attack and access to powerful attacks to be an excellent revege killer and late-game cleaner. It usually runs a Choice Scarf set with Close Combat, a strong STAB attack, Payback to deal with ghosts, U-turn to scout the foe's team and Ice Punch which OHKOes Gligar and hits hard other flying types. Mankey can also carry ThunderPunch to strike Mantyke. Vital Spirit prevents Mankey from falling asleep, which can be useful against Shroomish, Paras, Meowth ect.
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    Mantyke :
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    Type: Water / Flying
    Base Stats: 50 HP / 50 Def / 60 SpA / 120 SpD / 40 Spe
    Abilities: Swift Swim / Water Absorb

    Mantyke's bulk and great abilities make it a difficult foe to play against. It is a dangerous sweeper in the rain since it can outspeed any unboosted pokemon and most Choice Scarfers and can use powerful Hydro Pumps to deal heavy damage. Mantyke's other coverage moves are Ice Beam which hits dragon and grass types super effectively, HP Electric for other water types or HP Flying for Croagunk and Snover. Mantyke can also run a set with Agility to double its speed and use Water Absorb to recover damage. With its power and type coverage, Mantyke can sweep really well.
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    Meowth :
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    Type: Normal
    Base Stats: 45 HP / 45 Atk / 35 Def / 40 SpA / 40 SpD / 90 Spe
    Abilities: Pickup / Technician

    Meowth is a very good lead due to Technician, boosting his moves' base power and high speed(19). It can beat most leads using STAB Fake Out and Return. Meowth can also use U-turn, Hypnosis to put foes to sleep and Taunt to stop set-up leads. It can also carry Seed Bomb to OHKO Kabuto after Fake Out damage. Water Pulse and Swift can be used on a Nasty Plot set.
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    Munchlax :
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    Type: Normal
    Base Stats: 135 HP / 85 Atk / 40 Def / 85 SpD / 5 Spe
    Abilities: Pickup / Thick Fat

    Munchlax is certainly one the best special walls/tanks of Little Cup, being able to counter most special threats(gastly, abra..). Munchlax has impressive defense base stats, high physical power and Thick Fat ability, making it a tough pokemon to take down. Its large movepool includes Return, its main STAB, Earthquake for hitting rock and steel types, Pursuit for ghosts, elemental punches ect. Munchlax is also great support for Rain Dance teams, since it can take out Snover and set up RD.
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    Omanyte :
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    Type: Water / Rock
    Base Stats: 35 HP / 40 Atk / 100 Def / 90 SpA / 55 SpD / 35 Spe
    Abilities: Battle Armor / Swift Swim

    Omanyte can be fearsome in the rain due to Swift Swim increasing its speed, high special attack and wide movepool. Omanyte can use boosted Hydro Pumps to rip holes in the opponent's team, Surf, Ice Beam, Earthpower and many other offensive moves. Omanyte can also run a set with Rock Polish, allowing it to outspeed all unboosted pokemon. Omanyte also has a great physical defense and Toxic Spikes/Spikes/Stealth Rock/Knock Off in its movepool, making it an excellent support pokemon and lead.
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    Onix :
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    Type: Rock / Ground
    Base Stats: 45 HP / 45 Atk / 160 Def / 45 SpD / 70 Spe
    Abilities: Rock Head / Sturdy

    With access to Stealth Rock and its pretty good speed, Onix makes solid choice for a lead. It will laugh at most physical attacks, taking minor damage from Meowth, Aipom.. Onix usually attacks with Earthquake and Stone Edge, both STAB attacks. In the last slot, Onix can either run Taunt or Explosion to take something down with it. Onix also works pretty well on Sandstorm teams.
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    Paras :
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    Type: Bug / Grass
    Base Stats: 35 HP / 70 Atk / 55 Def / 55 SpD / 25 Spe
    Abilities: Dry Skin / Effect Spore

    Paras has a good number of resistances, decent bulk and some useful moves, making it quite effective in LC. With Spore, Paras puts a pokemon to sleep for up to four turns and can use Agility to double its speed. Paras' main STABs are Seed Bomb and X-Scissor, but it can also run Bug Bite to steal Oran Berries. Paras might also carry Stun Spore to inflict more status or Synthesis to recover HP.
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    Phanpy :
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    Type: Ground
    Base Stats: 90 HP / 60 Atk / 60 Def / 40 SpD / 40 Spe
    Ability: Pickup

    Phanpy makes a great lead in LC, thanks to its excellent bulk, access to Stealth Rock and high HP. Phanpy's other advantage is its impressive movepool which includes STAB Earthquake, Ice Shard and Rock Smash, Superpower... Phanpy can use these moves to quickly beat common leads(diglett, aipom, voltorb..) and Gligar. Phanpy can also work as a Life Orb sweeper, since it has decent attack and great coverage.
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    Poliwag :

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    Type
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    Base Stats: 40 HP / 50 Atk / 40 Def / 40 SpA / 40 SpD / 90 Spe
    Abilities: Water Absorb / Damp

    While its stats appear to be low, its movepool isn't lacking. Poliwag has a wide array of moves, making him able to run different sets. Poliwag is the fastest Hypnosis user in LC and has access to Encore, making him an interesting lead. It can also use Belly Drum to raise its attack, then proceed to sweep with Waterfall and Return, which provide unresisted coverage. Poliwag can also run a special attacker set since it gets Hydro Pump and Ice Beam.
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    Porygon :
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    Type: Normal
    Base Stats: 75 HP / 60 Atk / 75 Def / 85 SpA / 75 SpD / 40 Spe
    Abilities: Download / Trace

    Porygon has all-around excellent stats and an impressively wide movepool, giving it a plethora of options and different sets to run. The most common is probably the Choice Scarf. Porygon reaches 21 speed with a Timid nature, outspeeding all unboosted pokemon. Porygon can also carry Agility, Choice Specs, and Mixed Attacker sets, but those are less common. It usually attacks with STAB Tri Attack, Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt and Ice Beam. Porygon can also support teams effectively, due to its bulk and access to Recover and such.
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    Slowpoke :
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    Type
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    Base Stats: 90 HP / 65 Atk / 65 Def / 40 SpD / 15 Spe
    Abilities: Oblivious / Own Tempo

    Slowpoke is one of the best physical tanks in LC, thanks to its natural bulk and access to Slack Off recovery. Slowpoke is the most reliable counter to Machop due to its resistance to Fighting and Own Tempo ability. Slowpoke supports teams well by spreading status with Thunder Wave, Toxic and Trick Room(thanks to its low speed). To attack, Slowpoke uses its main STABs, Aqua Tail, which causes a nice amount of damage to Gligar/fire types and Zen Headbutt for fighting types.
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    Snover :
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    Type: Ice / Grass
    Base Stats: 60 HP / 62 Atk / 50 Def / 62 SpA / 60 SpD / 40 Spe
    Ability: Snow Warning

    Due to its large, interesting movepool and balanced stats, Snover is very versatile and can be a really dangerous. It is an excellent counter to Rain Dance teams and can quickly take them down, due to its typing and ability, Snow Warning. It is mostly seen in a lead position with a stalling set consisting of Substitute / Leech Seed / Ice Shard / Protect which can quickly wear down foes due to hail, or a more offensive set with Blizzard and Energy Ball. Snover also commonly runs Choice Scarf, putting it at 21 speed, which is enough to outpace all unboosted pokemon. Snover is lucky enough to get a two-stage boosting move, Swords Dance, which can be used with Wood Hammer and priority Ice Shard to deal major damage.
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    Staryu :
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    Type: Water
    Base Stats: 30 HP / 55 Def / 70 SpA / 55 SpD / 85 Spe
    Abilities: Illuminate / Natural Cure

    Staryu has wonderful speed(19), decent special attack and an impressive offensive movepool, making it an excellent sweeper, especially in late game. Staryu's moves give it great coverage. It usually carries a Life Orb sweeper set or a Choice Scarf with Hydro Pump, a powerful STAB which OHKOes many foes, Ice Beam for grass types and Thunderbolt for water types, especially Mantyke. In the last slot, Staryu can either run HP Ground to hurt Chinchou and Croagunk or HP Fire for Snover. Staryu is also one of the best Rapid Spin users due to its high speed and access to Recover.
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    Stunky :
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    Type: Dark / Poison
    Base Stats: 63 HP / 63 Atk / 47 Def / 41 SpA / 41 SpD / 74 Spe
    Abilities: Aftermath / Stench

    Stunky is known for being the best counter to ghosts in LC. Thanks to its great typing and Dark-type STAB attacks, Stunky can easily beat Gastly, Duskull, Shuppet.. Stunky usually carries an LO sweeper set with Crunch, Pursuit, Fire Blast for steel types(bronzor especially) and Explosion which OHKOes almost everything in LC. Stunky also makes a good revenge killer since it has access to STAB Sucker Punch, a strong priority attack.
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    Taillow :

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    Type: Normal / Flying
    Base Stats: 40 HP / 55 Atk / 30 Def / 30 SpD / 85 Spe
    Ability: Guts

    Taillow is a great Guts sweeper. It has the incredible speed of 19, outspeeding all of the unboosted pokemon and speed tiying with Gligar, Staryu ect. Once the Toxic or Flame Orb activates, Taillow becomes a true powerhouse, reaching an attack stat of 23. Its moveset consists of Facade, a powerful STAB attack at 210 BP, Brave Bird for dealing massive damage to ghosts, Quick Attack to finish off weakened foes and either U-turn or Protect in the last slot. However, Taillow tends to die quickly since it has a weakness to Stealth Rock and will take damage from poison and Brave Bird's recoil.
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    Voltorb :
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    Type: Electric
    Base Stats: 40 HP / 30 Atk / 50 Def / 55 SpA / 55 SpD / 100 Spe
    Abilities: Soundproof / Static

    Voltorb is one of the three pokemon that can reach the 20 speed mark. Voltorb's main STAB is Thunderbolt, which can be used with HP Ice to provide excellent coverage and allow it to deal with Gligar. Voltorb has access to some useful moves like Taunt to stop set up leads, Rain Dance and Explosion to take a pokemon out along with it, making it a great lead.
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    Wynaut :
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    Type: Psychic
    Base Stats: 95 HP / 48 Def / 48 SpD / 23 Spe
    Ability: Shadow Tag

    Wynaut is a fearsome pokemon in LC, due to its ability to trap any pokemon with Shadow Tag. With Encore, Wynaut is a threat to any pokemon holding a Choice Scarf or running a stat boosting move and can help its teammates to set up. Wynaut's other moves are Mirror Coat and Counter which hit the foe for double the damage, making him a good revenge killer. In the last slot, it runs either Tickle, which is great if you have a Pursuit user on your team, or Safeguard to prevent status.
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  2. Wulfert

    Wulfert It is me

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    Looks good Umb. :3
    By the way, I think you should mention Aron as a good TR sweeper.
    Also, on Bagon you say Braonzor. Should be fixed to Bronzor
    Good job so far and good luck :3
     
  3. Lady Umb

    Lady Umb 寅丸 星

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    Thanks and fixed.
    Added Carvanha, Chinchou and Cranidos.
    Any comments? :O
     
  4. ladysalamence

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    It can still use a Choice Scarf set with Head Smash, his strongest STAB not Stone Edge

    Abilities: Illuminate / Volt Absorb

    Obvious corrections.
     
  5. Lady Umb

    Lady Umb 寅丸 星

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    I actually meant or not not
    And thanks, I fixed for Chinchou...also Bronzor
     
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  6. Super Cake

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    mchoop is really good too with choice scarf(but put jolly nature or he fails).
     
  7. Spoof

    Spoof Well-Known Member

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    You should give a mention to Drifloon's Anti-Lead qualities. It has Destiny Bond or Explosion to take out its enemy, Sucker Punch to Revenge Kill Focus Sash leads like Chimchar, Trick to lock the opponent's lead in a non offensive move, pass bosts etc. Drifloon is one of my favorite LC Pokémon and I've used it a lot, so trust me, it won't be wasted text.
     
  8. eric the espeon

    eric the espeon is an espeon.

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