Highest Streak: 462
Welcome to another wild idea. The members of this team were inspired
by Pikiwyn of Smogon (Shuckle) and Eon Master (Gastrodon). I've made
some small changes to each, but the strategies are the same. The basic
strategy of this team is to cripple them horrendously and set up with
Ferrothorn. I put a lot of though into this team, and for the first time ever I
can say I'm using some of my favorite Pokémon. I feel like this will be a fun
team to use, so I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do, rate away!
Changes in bold.
Shuckle @ Chesto Berry
252 HP/252 Def/6 SpD
~ Power Split
~ Gastro Acid
~ Struggle Bug
Wow, Shuckle is so stupid good. Who knew it could do more than one
thing? He starts out with Power Split to deplete attacking power and if it's
a special attacker he can use Struggle Bug to cause even more problems.
Gastro Acid lets me deal with things like the Regi's/Metagross with Clear
Body or anything with Keen Eye. Rest is there to hopefully allow him to
do two or more of these things. I went with max HP and Def simply because
he has a way to lower SpA even further, while he can only rely on Power
Split to deal with physical attackers.
Gastrodon @ Rindo Berry?
252 HP/196 Def/60 SpD
My second stat killer. After getting crapped on by Shuckle, most things
aren't going to be doing much damage, so Recover gives me a great
chance to Flash them down to -6. I like the idea of Bulldoze, as it could
allow Ferrothorn to set up a Sub before he takes some kind of status or
gets critted for big damage. Substitute is thrown in there as an option for
hax protection as I Flash, but I'm just not sure which would be optimal.
I was thinking about using Storm Drain to switch in for free against water
attacks aimed at Shuckle, but as Eon said, Sticky Hold keeps Trick users
from destroying the strategy. The EV's are copy-pasta from X-Act for max
Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
252 HP/252 SpD/6 Def
~ Gyro Ball
~ Power Whip
The main event. He resists every weakness of both Suckle and Gastrodon
and has an awesome STAB move in Gyro Ball. Curse not only raises my
Atk stat, but powers up my main attacking move as well. Nothing is immune
to Gyro Ball and Power Whip gives me more coverage and solves PP issues.