Shocking, isn't it? [Tower Team]
Hey, it's ungulateman (again) and it's time for that staple of IGTR veterans - Battle Tower teams! Let's jump right in.
[Teletubby] Rotom @ Choice Scarf
Levitate / Timid
248 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD
- Thunder Wave
Yes, it's a rather different lead from me this time. With a Scarf, Rotom happily outspeeds everything bar Electrode and Ninjask in the Tower, and can follow up its Trick with Thunder Wave, making for an safer setup, Will-O-Wisp, which drops Attack (and crits don't ignore this drop, which is awesome) or Spite, draining 5 PP moves entirely and forcing Struggle.
The EVs maximise Defenses at level 50.
[Stormcaller] Lucario @ Draco Plate / Iron Plate
252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Inner Focus / Modest
- Calm Mind
- Iron Defense
- Dragon Pulse / Flash Cannon
SubCM Lucario, how I love thee. Inner Focus is a nice little bonus on top of all the other good things that I get out of the anthro jackal wolf thing. Sub is effectively a "hax buffer", CM boosts Lucario's already high SpA stat through the roof (as well as boosting SpD), and Iron Defence makes Luke tough as hell. Dragon Pulse or Flash Cannon is the only decision I have to make here - great neutral coverage, or STAB?
[Ragnarok] Gyarados @ Leftovers
Intimidate / Adamant
252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
- Dragon Dance
Hell yeah, it's Gyarados, and he's back with a vengeance. Substitute again does its job, meaning OHKO moves and those dastardly critical hits aren't the immediate end. DD boosts my Attack and Speed until I outrun the whole damn Tower, and Waterfall + Bounce gives me all the coverage I need, plus small recovery thanks to Leftovers + Bounce.
- Rotom is immune to most OHKO moves, so no "1 in 123" moments for me just yet.
- Electivire and Jolteon are annoying, but the former is Tricked and burned and the latter gets Spited until it's useless.
- Lucario owned the first 21 battles so much it made me laugh.
- The nicknames: Teletubby is the obligatory TV reference. Stormcaller is a character from Warhammer 40K. Ragnarok is the big "end times" deal of the vikings, with giant serpents and things dying.
Last edited by ungulateman; 23rd December 2009 at 11:48 AM.
156 Pokemon in the Unova dex. 6 of them are event Pokemon.
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