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    Time for the next one. This one is seleted not by the RNG but to commemorate the Japanese release of the game: Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition. It is the legendary Pokémon: Rayquaza



    Rayquaza has beastly stats, and now it has V-Create, it can destroy so much more

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    First! Awsome, Rayquaza. This thing is a beast. Obviously, since it's Uber. Now with V-Create.

    Physical Rayquaza
    Rayquaza @ Life Orb/White Herb
    Trait: Air Lock
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spd
    Timid (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Dragon Dance/Swords Dance
    - Outrage/Dragon Claw
    - V-Create
    - ExtremeSpeed/Earthquake

    Special Rayquaza
    Rayquaza @ Life Orb/Choice Specs
    Trait: Air Lock
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spd
    Jolly (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Draco Meteor/Dragon Pulse
    - Air Slash
    - Flamethrower/Fire Blast
    - Surf

    Dragon and Fire has good enough coverage, and Earthquake and Surf are for Heatran. This thing can kill a lot, but it's easy to kill with its weak defenses and its quadruple Ice weakness. It's also not that fast, reaching 95 speed (although it does have ExtremeSpeed and Dragon Dance).
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    Rayquaza is a pretty good dancer.

    Dragon Dance
    Rayquaza @ Life Orb
    Trait: Air Lock
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
    ~ Dragon Dance
    ~ Outrage / Dragon Claw
    ~ Earthquake / Stone Edge
    ~ Overheat / Fire Blast / Flamethower

    One Dragon Dance brings his attack and speed up to ridiculous levels, letting you sweep freely. Outrage is for pure beast-like power, while Dragon Claw is better if you're fighting someone who is switch happy. Its up to personal preference for EQ or SE, both would work very well. The last move choice is necessary because of the abundance of steel types, but the choice depends on personal preference, again.

    Mixed DDance
    Rayquaza @ Life Orb
    Trait: Air Lock
    40 Atk / 252 SpA / 216 Spe
    Mild (+SpA, -Def)
    ~ Draco Meteor
    ~ Dragon Dance
    ~ Outrage
    ~ Earthquake / Fire Blast

    With maxed Sp. Atk, this moveset can surprise people. The DDance will throw people off while they're getting hit with Draco Meteor! All the other moves are self explanatory.
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    Choice Band Rayquaza:

    Rayquaza@ Choice Band
    Jolly Nature
    {Air Lock}
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    -Outrage
    -V-Create
    -Earthquake
    -Extremespeed

    Outrage hits that hard after the CB boost, there isn't much need to play safe when all of the foe's Steel types are gone. Even then, V-Create hurts stuff hard like Ferrothorn/Scizor/Metagross, and Earthquake hits Heatran, who walls it otherwise. Extremespeed is powerful priority, picking off fast stuff.
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    Rayquaza. I love this thing's looks, cry, Stat spread, and Dragon Type. V-Create synergizes well with Extremespeed (Lacking Speed? Go first anyway!) and it can use its STABs equally well on Physical or Special sets. Not to mention a hugely diverse Movepool and possible Tutor Moves from 3rd and 4th Gen give you unpredictability in all except one thing - tactics. You will be wrecking everything in your path with Rayquaza with the right Moves and predictions. A 2x Weakness to Rock makes Stealth Rock an issue, but not from the Pokemon it'll typically face. Tack on an anti-Weather Ability and you have the right to remain calm and mow down opponents. Unfortunately, a 4x Weakness to Ice means you have to beware of potential-Ice Move users (Arceus, Kyogre, Mewtwo, Lugia, Palkia, Kyurem, etc.), especially the faster ones if you aren't switching into them.
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    Rayquaza the mighty. The dragon that truly looks and fights like one. This thing will rip apart entire teams if the opponent doesn't have Ice beam, priority moves, or Scarf Garchomp. Rayquaza is one of my favorite Pokemon, and rightfully so.

    Here's a few movesets for it:

    Dragon Dance physical attacker:
    Jolly nature
    Item: Life Orb
    EV spread: 252 Attk, 252 Speed, 4HP
    Moves:
    Dragon Dance
    Dragon Claw/ Outrage
    Earthquake
    Extremespeed

    This is the typical Rayquaza moveset that, given a chance to set up, will rip entire teams apart with its base 150 attack stat. Jolly is preferred here just because of the higher speed, although Adamant is perfectly useable here, too. Outrage is for sheer power against the opponent, although Dragon Claw does prevent locking steel types from walling you (and even then, you're still going to be taking out a huge chunk of HP). Extremespeed is for priority when you know it's about to go down, and Earthquake is for steels.

    Special Rayquaza:
    Timid nature
    Item: Life Orb/ Choice Scarf/ Specs
    EV spread: 252 Sp.Attk, 252 Speed, 4HP
    Moves:
    Draco Meteor
    Flamethrower/Fire Blast/ Overheat
    Thunder
    Dragon Pulse

    This is oftentimes a largely unexpected moveset, and can catch opponents off-guard. Item choice is if you prefer it to be a revenge-killer or a sweeper. Specs is for sheer power, Life Orb is for the ability to switch between moves, and Choice Scarf is if you're interested in the revenge killer. Draco Meteor is for breaking down opponents, while Dragon Pulse is for consistency. The fire move depends on what you prefer, although Overheat is preferred on the scarf set. Thunder is for Kyogre (although the chance of it missing can cost you, so Thunderbolt is an option).

    Mixed Rayquaza (my personal favorite set):
    Hasty nature
    Item: Life Orb
    EV spread: 128 Attk, 128 Sp.Attk, 252 Speed
    Moves:
    Outrage
    Draco Meteor
    Extremespeed
    Fire Blast

    My favorite set of them all. This set plays to Rayquaza's strengths of special attack and attack. Draco Meteor, again, is for breaking down walls. Fire Blast is for steels, and Extremespeed is for priority. Outrage is essential to this set, as breaks down what's left of the walls. The confusion doesn't really matter because sometimes this set switches out rather frequently.


    Counters to Rayquaza: Despite the fact that Rayquaza is one of the strongest dragons, it still does have its counters.

    Scarf Garchomp outruns all the sets (unless Rayquaza has a few DD boosts) and KO's with Outrage. Heck, ANY scarfed Pokemon will outpace and OHKO Rayquaza with one of their STAB moves. A few other famous scarf users that can do this include: Dialga, Palkia, Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyogre.

    Giratina-A can also try to wall Rayquaza (although it's usually 2HKO'd by most of its attacks). Giratina-O performs a similar function, only you have to be more careful with it than its altered form.

    Kyurem, while it is an odd choice for Ubers, is also a solid counter for Rayquaza. They both have the same base speed, and if Rayquaza has no boosts, Kyurem can potentially speed tie and OHKO with a STAB Ice Beam. It can also be a scarf user, once again hitting with Ice Beam.

    Many Pokemon have a higher base speed that allows them outrun and KO Rayquaza very easily. Deoxys-A, Deoxys normal form, Mewtwo, Mew, Jirachi, Darkrai, Arceus, Thundurus, Tornadus, and opposing Rayquaza can all hit back with Ice Beam or a similar attack (HP Ice for Tornadus, Thundurus, and/or Ice Punch for Jirachi) that OHKO's instantly.

    Closing comments: Beware the mighty Rayquaza. Despite its relatively big list of counters, this thing is still very dangerous to any Pokemon that goes up against it. As it was said above, if that thing is given the chance, it will rip entire teams apart.
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    Rayquaza is an Uber for a reason. Colossal attacking stats, decent speed, and great bulk constitute to his Uber status. Now he has V-create!

    Choice Band

    Rayquaza @ Choice Band
    Adamant
    252 Atk/252 Spe
    - Outrage
    - V-create
    - Earthquake
    - Extremespeed


    A set that takes advantage of V-create's power. Earthquake is for Dialga and the rare Heatran.

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    YAY!! RAYQUAZA!! He has always been one of my favorite Pokemon, he is also my favorite boss from Super Smash Brothers Brawl. But let's get down to business shall we?

    Rayquaza @ Choice Band
    Air Lock
    Adamant
    252 HP 252 Atk 4 Spe/4 HP 252 Atk 252 Spe
    -Outrage
    -V-Create
    -Earthquake
    -ExtremeSpeed

    This set may have already been posted by 50 other people already but whatever, it's what I came up with once V-Create Rayquaza was announced. Outrage has outstanding power, especially since Rayquaza has the most powerful Outrage in the game, tying with Zekrom, and is the main attacking move of this set. Earthquake gets near perfect coverage with Outrage, hitting everything but Skarmory for neutral damage. Earthquake is also just an amazing move in general, so there's really no reason to not use it. V-Create being available on Rayquaza is a game changer considering the fact that it's just as powerful as a STAB Outrage and should not be toyed with. It allows Rayquaza to hit Ferrothorn, Skarmory, Scizor, ah whatever, you know what it hits. ExtremeSpeed is key on this set considering his meh base 95 Speed.

    Choice Specs Rayquaza?!?!?!

    Unbeknownst to many, Rayquaza actually has base 150 Sp. Atk, along with an amazing Special movepool

    Rayquaza @ Choice Specs
    Air Lock
    Timid
    4 HP 252 Sp. Atk 252 Spe/252 HP 252 Sp. Atk 4 Spe
    -Dragon Pulse/Draco Meteor
    -Fire Blast/Flamethrower/Earth Power
    -Thunderbolt
    -Ice Beam

    This set capitalizes on hitting as many things as possible, and hitting them hard. Draco Meteor is the main STAB move of choice, but Dragon Pulse is also an option if you don't want the Sp. Atk drop. Fire Blast hits the Steel types for super effective damage, but you can also use Flamethrower if you don't like the 85% accuracy. Earth Power is an option, as it allows you to hit Heatran, but that's about it. Also consider the fact that Flamethrower and Fire Blast are both more powerful than Earth Power, and will probably be more effective, but if you want to use Earth Pwer then be my guest. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam get the famous BoltBeam combo, which Rayquaza is in my opinion one of the best users of it. Ice Beam is key on this set, as it allows Ray to do super effective damage on the plethora of Dragon types that reside in the Uber tier.
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    Rayquaza...my second favourite legend next to Kyorge
    Sword Dance Sweeper
    Rayquazq@Life orb/Haban berry
    Nature:Adamant/Jolly/Naive
    EV:4Hp/252Atk/252Spe or 4sp.atk/252atk/252spe
    -Sword Dance
    -Outrage/Dragon Claw
    -Extremspeed
    -V-create/Earthquake/Overheat
    Simple.Dance and destroy your oppoment.Sword Dance is dangerous,after a sword dance,even steels will afraid of Rayquaza.Outrage is STAB,very strong,but the lock and confusion is a huge issue.Dragon Claw is safer.Extremspeed is awesome,+2 priority.V-create is used for destroying steels.But Earthquake can be used for killing Heatran.Overheat for those who can't get a V-create Rayquaza.
    For the natures,adamant or jolly for pure physical set,naive if u want to use overheat

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    Scarfquaza

    Choice Scarf
    Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
    Air Lock (duh)
    4 HP/252 SpA/252 Spd
    Draco Meteor
    Flamethrower/Fire Blast
    Earth Power
    Surf/Energy Ball/Ice Beam/HP Fighting

    Basically, Draco Meteor is your basic STAB move, Flamethrower and Fire Blast get rid of most Steels, Earth Power is for Heatran, and the last move is a toss-up. Surf hits hard against Groudon, Energy Ball is for Kyogre, Ice Beam gets other Rayquazas and Garchomps, and HP Fighting is for Blissey.

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    Rayquaza is so freaking uber. If it wasn't banned from standard play Salamence wouldn't really have any job at all. The only thing that Salamence can do that Rayquaza can't do better is Intimidate and Wish, basically somewhat defensive duties. But Rayquaza's job is simply to annihilate everything with its insane attack stats that make Salamence cry for its mother, its insane movepool that Salamence can only dream of (yes Salamence, you don't get Extremespeed, Surf, Swords Dance, V-Create, Overheat, or Thunderbolt). Rayquaza can be varied quite a bit, but it will pretty much have the same job, namely just attacking and attacking some more. The only variation is in which of its moves it actually uses to annihilate you.

    Rayquaza @ Choice Specs
    Timid nature
    252 Sp.Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
    -Draco Meteor
    -Overheat
    -Thunderbolt
    -Surf

    fairly straightforward. Draco Meteor is STAB and gets a lot of Super effective hits, Overheat kills steels, Thunderbolt kills Kyogre, Ho-oh and Lugia, and Surf kills Heatran and does respectable damage on Groudon if you don't want the Sp.Atk drop from Draco Meteor. Thunder is not an option since Air Lock prevents rain from affecting the accuracy. Air Lock also prevents Groudons Drought from protecting it against Surf. Timid so you outrun base 90s with a speed boosting nature, like Jolly Groudon and Zekrom or Timid Reshiram/Kyogre. For some reason Rayquaza doesn't get Grass Knot, no idea why.

    Rayquaza @ Choice Band
    Jolly nature
    252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
    -Outrage
    -V-Create
    -Stone Edge
    -Extremespeed

    Again fairly straightforward. Outrage is STAB that destroys everything, V-Create kills steels and hits hard, Stone Edge annihilates Lugia and Ho-oh, and Extremespeed is priority. You could go with EQ if you fear Heatran a lot, but apart from Heatran it doesn't really have any use in ubers when it lacks STAB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infernape612 View Post
    Scarfquaza

    Choice Scarf
    Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
    Air Lock (duh)
    4 HP/252 SpA/252 Spd
    Draco Meteor
    Flamethrower/Fire Blast
    Earth Power
    Surf/Energy Ball/Ice Beam/HP Fighting

    Basically, Draco Meteor is your basic STAB move, Flamethrower and Fire Blast get rid of most Steels, Earth Power is for Heatran, and the last move is a toss-up. Surf hits hard against Groudon, Energy Ball is for Kyogre, Ice Beam gets other Rayquazas and Garchomps, and HP Fighting is for Blissey.
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    Earth Power wouldn't be needed very much as Heatran is doing nothing much to scar Rayquaza and Surf will severly hurt Heatran, Though Earth Power Might give a quick answer to a Weakened Dialga. Note that Earth Power is most likely not a solid 1HKO and Dialga will 1HKO you with Draco Meteor. HP fighting is worthless, especially if you just want to hit Blissey. Blissey will most likey stall you out anyway. Also note Energy Ball will fail to 1HKO Kyogre and Kyogre will KO you with Ice Beam. Draco Meteor will KO any Dragons 4x weak to Ice, so Ice Beam isnt really necessary. Therefore I would suggest:

    Draco Meteror
    Fire Blast
    Energy Ball
    Surf
    Dragon Pulse / Thunderbolt

    Draco Meteor is your main STAB, Fire Blast deals with Steel types, Energy Ball gives a nice Groudon answer. Surf can take on Ho-oh, Dragon Pulse can be used along wiht Draco Meteor as to not decrease spA, and finally Thunderbolt is an option to hit Kyogre hard, aswell as give you something good against Lugia, who still might be able to stall you out.

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    POTW collaboration – Rayquaza

    RAYQUAZA! Why was I such a bad nickname creator when I was 6 years old and called you “Sky Dragon”? Now you’ve been transferred outside of Ruby and that name will stay forever...

    Anyways... Rayquaza! It’s one beastly dragon with base 150 for both its Attack and Special Attack. Sadly, its Speed at base 97 is a little lackluster for such a fearsome sweeper, and its low defenses keep to its title of sweeper. Luckily, Rayquaza can learn Dragon Dance to bring up that Speed and in general is still a might force to behold.

    Abilities:
    Air Lock – Is Rayquaza’s only ability. It negates all weather effects while Rayquaza is on the field. Perfect considering weather is so commonly used, but just remember that if in Doubles or Triples your Kyogre or Groudon lose their precious Drizzle/Drought effects when on the field at the same time.


    *Insert Trogdor joke here* - Physical Attacker
    Item: Life Orb / White Herb / Focus Sash
    Ability: Air Lock
    EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
    Nature: Naďve (+Spd, -Sp. Def) / Jolly (+Spd, - Sp. Atk) / Hasty (+Spd, -Def)

    - Dragon Dance / Swords Dance
    - Outrage / Dragon Claw
    - V-Create / Earthquake
    - Extremespeed / Earthquake / Stone Edge

    Dragon Dance will raise Rayquaza’s Attack and Speed, while Swords Dance sharply boosts its Attack. Outrage or Dragon Claw get STAB; Outrage is very strong, but randomly strikes any target in multi battles and confuses Rayquaza when it stops. Dragon Claw doesn’t have any side effects but has much less base power. V-Create is an event-exclusive move that deals devastating Fire-type power at the cost of Defense, Special Defense, and Speed. If you do not have this special Rayquaza, another great move to use instead is Earthquake to rid of Steel-types like Dialga and Heatran that would block your Dragon STAB. Extremespeed gets priority and really good base power. Stone Edge can be paired with Earthquake for the Edgequake combo.

    The Life Orb will further boost Rayquaza’s attack power, the White Herb will recover it from stat drops from using V-Create once, and the Focus Sash will keep it from getting OHKO’ed while setting up considering how frail it is in Legendary terms.


    Special
    Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
    Ability: Air Lock
    EVs: 252 Sp. Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
    Nature: Naďve / Jolly / Hasty

    - Dragon Pulse / Draco Meteor
    - Flamethrower / Fire Blast
    - Surf
    - Air Slash / Energy Ball

    Dragon Pulse and Draco Meteor get Special Dragon STAB, with Draco Meteor harshly reducing Special Attack and Dragon Pulse with less base power but no side effects. Flamethrower and Fire Blast are two good Special Fire-type options (Fire Blast has more power but iffy accuracy) to prevent most Steels from blocking your Dragon-type choice. Surf gets rid of Heatran. Air Slash gets Flying STAB, while Energy Ball deals with bulky Waters.
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    And Now For Something Completely Different...
    Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
    Ability: Air Lock
    EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 HP
    Item: Metronome
    -Fury Cutter
    -Swords Dance
    -Thunder Wave
    -Swagger

    Sorry, but when I saw that Rayquaza could learn Fury cutter, I just couldn't resist :P But hey, at least no one will expect it...

    SD boosts attack, T-Wave+Swagger creates Parafusion, which can stall enemies while you boost. Fury Cutter increases in power every turn, and does so even more with Metronome. Fury Cutter normally maxes at 160, and with Metronome, I believe it does up to 320 (maybe, I'm not entirely sure). Just remember to keep using FC once you start!
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    Ah, Rayquaza. This beast is raw power. So far, all I've seen are either Physical-only or Special-only sets suggested, with only 1 mixed set as I am typing this up. Therefore, let me remedy that, especially since it'll put those dual Base 150 offensive stats to good use.

    Force of Nature
    Outrage/Dragon Claw
    V-Create
    Surf
    Thunder/Air Slash
    Item: Life Orb/Choice Scarf
    Ability: Air Lock
    EV's and Nature: 128 Attack/128 Special Attack/252 Speed. Hasty (+ Speed, - Defense)

    Not much to explain that hasn't already been explained (or will be repeated by later users). Outrage is insane amounts of damage to whatever doesn't resist it, with Dragon Claw there for reliability. Anyone who's seen my previous entries knows what I think of reliable moves; use over the power moves if the power moves can't be counted on. With Outrage, you're locked into it for 2-3 turns, with automatic confusion afterwards. I'll explain more when I explain my recommended item choices. V-Create is even more insane amounts of damage. Pairs nearly perfectly with your Dragon attack, 180 Power, 95 Accuracy (Stone Edge can only WISH it was half this reliable), and doesn't lower your offenses...the only excuses you have for not using this move are it's Speed-lowering effect, if you really hate the Defensive drop, and if you can't get a Rayquaza with it. Surf is primarily for Heatran, who with Flash Fire is the only thing that resists the Dragon/Fire combo if it runs Flash Fire. The Super-Effective hit on Groudon is also favorable. Thunder is mostly filler; the Super-Effective hits on Kyogre and walls-this-monster-to-no-end Lugia is it's only real selling point. I didn't mention Thunderbolt because there may be rain on the field even with Air Lock in effect; I don't fully get all the details about weather control, but if you can ensure rain (to turn that pitiful 70 Accuracy into 100), run Thunder. Air Slash is your alternative. STAB, hits most of the Uber Tier for neutral damage, chance to Flinch...Rayquaza could have a worse filler. May not be it's best filler, but it's not the worst.

    Now, for Items. Life Orb boosts damage but slowly kills yourself. Not usually my first choice, but with Rayquaza's weak defenses and V-Create making them worse with each hit, you may not last long enough to care about the self-inflicted damage that Life Orb often brings. Choice Scarf...on something with a potential 317 Speed...with an attack for almost everything...Game Over! Not only does it max out your Speed to the point where you only have to fear Speed Deoxys outrunning you, but it turns Outrage and V-Create's only downsides into non-issues. Negating Outrage's self-induced Confusion and V-Create's defensive & (more importantly) Speed drops, you can't go wrong. Well, you can, but only if your opponent has Stealth Rock set up. We know the drill by now, Choice Items lock you into a single move. In my opinion, not as bad as self-inflicted damage like from Life Orb. Just pick what's more important to you: more power, or more speed.

    EV's and Nature are self-exlanitory. Hasty to boost your Speed and give you some false hope of surviving an Ice Beam that's guaranteed to come for you. (key word being "false", especially the turn after you use V-Create) Max Speed because you share the same Base Speed with Kyurem, who will destroy you if it hits first. You also want to ensure that Zekrom and Reshiram can't outrun you without help (Flame Charge, a Choice Scarf of their own, etc.). The remaining EV's are split evenly to ensure heavy damage at both ends of the spectrum. You're already hitting most, if not all, of the Uber Tier for (at worst) Neutral damage, with Super Effective hits guaranteed at least a few times. Max Attack and Max Special Attack would be ideal, but you've only got so many EV's to use, and there's no point in investing in Rayquaza's defenses or bulk.
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    Where's shunkles' curl defense/rollout set? I totally beat a +6 (in defense!) pokemon with it this in sandstorm is a total beast oh well..

    The obligatory DD set:
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    Adamant/Jolly/naive
    252 attack, 252 speed, 4 defense
    -Dragon Dance
    -Outrage
    -Overheat/V-create
    -Earthquake/Extreame Speed

    DD set.. Outrage just kill everything no need to explain even heatran take chunks of damage, over heat is for ferrothorn and skarmory but if you don't like the low power you can use V-create (it is more an emergency move use it when you must)
    earthquake beats heatran/extreame speed beat scarfers and faster mons...
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    Dragon Dancer
    Rayquaza@Life Orb
    Nature: Hasty(+Speed -SpD)
    EVs: 252 Att/4 SpA/252 Att
    ~Dragon Dance
    ~Outrage/Dragon Claw
    ~Earthquake
    ~Overheat/V-Create

    Basic DD set. One dragon dance makes him devastating. Outrage is preferred over Dragon Claw for the power, but if you dont like confusion or being locked into outrage it can be substituted. Earthquake for coverage. The last move is for Overheat to beat Skarmory, Scizor and Ferro mostly. If you can deal with the speed and defense drops then you might try V-Create.

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    Hmm rayquaza.The one who helped us all beat the league in Emerald.Strong for its attacking stats and OK defenses.His speed is great, but in ubers he kind of slow.Good thing he has extremespeed.And for something a little different,now:
    Physical Restalk rayquaza
    252 atk/252 spe/4 hp
    @life orb
    Rest
    Sleep talk
    Extremespeed/v-create
    Outrage

    Get it to attack, and if it takes damage, rest.Then sleeptalk with outrage and extremespeed.Quite simple.Just get it away from Steel types.

    Special restalker
    @life orb
    252 spe/252 sp. atk/ 4 hp
    Rest
    Sleep talk
    fire blast/ flamethrower
    dragon pulse/draco meteor

    Its the same, just that it´s special.You can choose between v create,fire blast and flamethrower. go for fire blast if you dont care about accuracy or go with flametrowher for a more reliable move.Draco meteor goes for this as well, and if you dont want to reduce rayquaza´s offense to almost nothing, go with dragon pulse, because it doesn´t reduces its high sp.atk.

    You could move its EVS for more defensive, but his offenses may make him survive for some turns
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    Yah! The jolly green dragon Rayquaza is the epitome of heavy offense, and rightfully so it earned the honor of being able to use v-create

    Heavy Offensive (physically inclined)
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    @Muscle Band
    Rash + 252 Attack/252Speed
    -Dragon Dance
    -Outrage/Dragon Claw
    -Overheat
    -Extremespeed/Earthquake/Stone Edge

    Heavy Offensive (Special inclined)
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    @Life Orb/Wise Glasses/Dragon Gem
    Modest/Timid +252 Sp.Attack/252 Speed
    -Draco Meteor
    -Overheat/Surf
    -Thunderbolt/Ice Beam
    -V Create/Stone Edge/Earthquake?/Extremespeed/Any suggestions?

    Yea, I'm running out of ideas now...they look a lot better in theory than they probably are in practice

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wallrein View Post
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    Earth Power wouldn't be needed very much as Heatran is doing nothing much to scar Rayquaza and Surf will severly hurt Heatran, Though Earth Power Might give a quick answer to a Weakened Dialga. Note that Earth Power is most likely not a solid 1HKO and Dialga will 1HKO you with Draco Meteor. HP fighting is worthless, especially if you just want to hit Blissey. Blissey will most likey stall you out anyway. Also note Energy Ball will fail to 1HKO Kyogre and Kyogre will KO you with Ice Beam. Draco Meteor will KO any Dragons 4x weak to Ice, so Ice Beam isnt really necessary. Therefore I would suggest:

    Draco Meteror
    Fire Blast
    Energy Ball
    Surf
    Dragon Pulse / Thunderbolt

    Draco Meteor is your main STAB, Fire Blast deals with Steel types, Energy Ball gives a nice Groudon answer. Surf can take on Ho-oh, Dragon Pulse can be used along wiht Draco Meteor as to not decrease spA, and finally Thunderbolt is an option to hit Kyogre hard, aswell as give you something good against Lugia, who still might be able to stall you out.

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    MixedQuaza
    Air Lock @Leftovers
    Naive Nature
    252 Sp At. 252 At. 4 Spd.
    Dragon Pulse/Outrage/Draco Meteor
    Flamethrower/V-Create
    Dragon Dance/Swords Dance/Hone Claws
    Earthquake/Thunderbolt

    The majority of this set is personal preference. The Dragon STAB is dependant on how you're using him. Nevertheless, they are all good STABs. The fire move can either be physical or special, depending on your preference. Your stat increase move can be any of these, you will still become more powerful. The last move is again, your preference.
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    Just a note on V-Create vs. Fire Blast.

    On a Dragon Dance set, V-Create will destroy the point by lowering speed. Dragon Dance sets are meant for a fast sweep, though after a V-Create, it'll fail to outrun Mewtwo, Palkia, and Skymin. It'll also be unable to outrun choice scarf base 90 pokemon.

    However, choice band sets swap out a lot anyway, so stat drops won't matter. Besides that, unlike Fire Blast, V-Create is a physical move. That's why V-Create is more welcome on a Choice Band set.

    As for the choice scarf...I'm not really sure. Just run a Palkia instead I guess....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilan View Post
    Where's shunkles' curl defense/rollout set? I totally beat a +6 (in defense!) pokemon with it this in sandstorm is a total beast oh well..
    I didn't list it because its bad. I mean Shuckle is bad, but that is extra bad.

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    Rayquaza @ Life Orb
    EVs: 80 Atk / 176 SpA / 252 Spe
    Nature: Hasty
    -Draco Meteor
    -Flamethrower
    -ExtremeSpeed
    -Earthquake

    With both of his incredible attacking stats, Rayquaza brings a lot to the table. Easily lures in and eliminates (or at least cripples) Groudon, Lugia, Scizor, and the occasional Metagross, who are all KO’d on average by Draco Meteor followed by the appropriate attack (another Draco Meteor in Groudon’s case, an ExtremeSpeed if Lugia is under 20%, Flamethrower for Scizor, and Earthquake for Metagross). Rayquaza also offers a fantastic offensive ground-type immunity. Draco Meteor again is a must, as it literally defines the mixed set. Flamethrower offers great coverage with Draco Meteor as it hits steels bar Dialga, and Heatran for major damage. ExtremeSpeed offers an invaluable priority move, and easily takes care of speedy but frail threats waiting to sweep the team. Earthquake is an important move for disposing of Heatran, though if an opposing Dialga's health is low enough it will KO it with EQ rather than waste the SpA drop on Draco Meteor. Life Orb gives Rayquaza the pure power it needs to do its job. Having a spinner helps.

    I choose a bit more oomph behind ExtremeSpeed and EQ than the standard set provided, so I went with 80 attack (which is just enough to KO max HP Metagross after a Draco Meteor and SR 100% of the time, after being intimidated for some reason) 176 SpA is necessary to power up Draco Meteor, and max speed is a given on every Rayquaza set…. Got to stay ahead of those pesky Groudon and Giratina-O. I choose Hasty over Naive for the simple reason of occasionally having to rely on Rayquaza to take surfs from scarf Palkia and Kyogre, so keeping that defensive stat intact is necessary.

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    Keep in mind that because of Air Lock, you can use Rayquaza on Rain teams to get rid of Forretress and Ferrothorn with V-Create. In fact, I think that V-Create can 2HKO Max Defense Kyogre with a CB boost. However, that means that Thunder will always have 70% Accuracy, even in Rain. This is for all you guys who think it's cool to run Thunder on Rayquaza.

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