HP Ghost is the best option because it hits everything grass does+celebi and lati@s. I'm pretty sure gastrodon just gets murdered by secret sword.
This is like the only water pokemon that doesn't get ice beam. It would be nice if it also got something like Nasty Plot so at least it could be a good opposite of Terrakion. Not even agility or something, it then would be able to try a double dance set. It wouldn't work as well though since it's STABs aren't all that good.
Yeah. Keldeo is pretty broken.
If you run the calcs, +1 Keldeo can pretty much OHKO - 2HKO the entire tier with rain. Other auto-weathers can't switch in because they're murdered by secret sword. BP from Scizor does jackshit to Keldeo while he KOs with Hydro Pump. The only checks I can come up with are fast things, Scarfers (Rotom), and Dragonite.
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It isn't viable. 72 base attack is just pathetic for a sweeper. Let's take a looks at boosting sweepers. Lucario is 110. Infernape is 104. Dragonite is 123.Not that physical attack isn't viable, but it could be better.Outclassed? By what?^ But it's outclassed by so many Pokemon, even in the rain.Nah, not really broken. Well, we won't know until we try, but I don't think it will be. Mence, D-night, Latios, Latias, Celebi, Jellicent, and as you said, scarfers.If you run the calcs, +1 Keldeo can pretty much OHKO - 2HKO the entire tier with rain. Other auto-weathers can't switch in because they're murdered by secret sword. BP from Scizor does jackshit to Keldeo while he KOs with Hydro Pump. The only checks I can come up with are fast things, Scarfers (Rotom), and Dragonite.
At least it's not as broken as Terrakion, who is still OU....My reaction:It wouldn't work as well though since it's STABs aren't all that good.Water is a pretty good STAB, which is also boosted by rain. Besides, why would Gyarados be OU in both fourth and fight gen? STAB bounce? Fighting...fighting STAB is amazing. Terrakion, Lucario, Infernape, Conkeldurr, Scrafty, ect. All of those are OU for a reason.......What
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Dragonite has 134...It isn't viable. 72 base attack is just pathetic for a sweeper. Let's take a looks at boosting sweepers. Lucario is 110. Infernape is 104. Dragonite is 123.
all i can think of to reliably stop keldeo is dragonite, and coming in on rocks and a rain-boosted CM'd STAB hydro pump, dnite wont live too long.
Super unlikely but choice band attack +ing nature 252 Atk EVs brave bird skarmory could possibly kill keldeo!
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Keldeo has about as many checks and counters as Terrakion or Latios do. It hits super-hard but not really much worse than any other gen 5 attacker.
It will give Rain offense a HUGE boost but it won't go to Ubers.
Why Sacred Sword > Focus Blast?
Sacred Sword = 135 BP Coming off Base 72
Focus Blast = 180 BP Coming off Base 129
Are people that scared about Focus Blast's accuracy??! Live life on the edge, people.
And before any of you say it hits Blissey, I doubt Blissey will appreciate a +1 Focus Blast from Keldeo.
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What about a specs set?
keldeo @choice specs
252 sp.attack, 252 speed, 4 hp
-Hidden Power Ghost/Electric/Ice
-Aqua Jet/Toxic/Taunt/Rain Dance/Scald/
well this is a choice set I came up with the 3 first options are from the oppening but the forth slot is a total filler it doesn't got enough special moves to fill a 4th slot but oh well this set is still effective:
the last slot: aqua jet hit a last hit from a 1 HP pokemon.. Toxic toxics and then you need to switch, Taunt stop setting and then you need to switch, rain dance ensures rain and then you need to switch.. Scald is an alternate water move when you want to burn something.. (useless you want hydro pump) and hyper beam is awesome it lets you lose a match.
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Specs would be usable. Rain Dance is probably the best move in the last slot to I guess protect against weather in a pinch. In Rain Specs Hydro Pump is demolishing even Latios and Celebi.
I wonder if a defensive Scald set would be usable. Calm Mind / Scald / Secret Sword / HP Ghost. Some HP EVs to let it switch in on Scizor or Tyranitarmand last long enough to wear down its counters. Probably vastly inferior to offensive CM but I guess its something different it can do.
You'd definitely run Timid on a Specs set, of course.
Anyways, I'll go and test this in DW, see if it works as a Specs user.
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It looks like Keldeo is a kind of boosted Starmie. i wouldn't be surprised with the special sets and having relatively good attack coverage. Plus unlike Starmie it has better access to physical and mixed sets though considering Rapid Spin I doubt it'll push the Starfish pokemon out of the spotlight completely