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    How would wish help it? just curious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duranteater View Post
    How would wish help it? just curious.
    base 100 HP and it needs recovery for a special tank set.. it have really good special bulk.. (but recover could be better)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilan View Post
    base 100 HP and it needs recovery for a special tank set.. it have really good special bulk.. (but recover could be better)
    OK, all it has for recovery is Drain Punch, and Meloetta has only 77 attack so yeah.


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    Quote Originally Posted by League View Post
    Hmm, I had the idea to use Snore as well, but, perversely, I prefer Meloetta to go Pirouette in doing so. Why? Well, the speed is naturally good for a flincher who doesn't fear the paralysis status, and the type change meanwhile will better defend Meloetta against two annoying attacks, U-turn and Pursuit, effectively turning a weakness to each into a resistance to each.

    On that note, the POTW review should make sure to note that the weaknesses of each of Meloetta's forms are exclusive to that form, and that Meloetta can effectively drop any of its weaknesses at any time, making finding a perfect counter who can exploit Meloetta's typing for weaknesses impossible.

    So, anyway, my gimmicky core is composed of Rest, Snore, and Relic Song. What should the third move be used for? With Thunder and its paralysis chance, Meloetta could flinch pokemon in either form (its Aria form most notably) more effectively. (Thunder of course has shaky unboosted accuracy, but people here have gone on about Hurricane Tornadus.) With Zen Headbutt, Meloetta can flinch its opponents while it is awake. (Zen Headbutt will always be lacking either Meloetta's STAB or its full attack power though.) With Close Combat and Drain Punch, Meloetta gets Fighting STAB. (I shudder at the first as this Meloetta is kinda sorta like a ResTalker, although it really is nothing of the kind or sort.) Stone Edge, I've decided, has decent neutral coverage against a modest array of threats. Dual Chop also would provide for like modest coverage. U-turn lets Meloetta sing, sting, and then flee the ring.

    Why use this Meloetta? Well, despite its many-minded muddled makeup, or rather, because of its many-minded muddled makeup, the set gets great recovery and free attacking chances. Each Snore that causes a flinch is free damage and makes your use of Rest more free of penalty as well.

    This Meloetta's item could either be Leftovers or King's Rock, the latter being allowed as far as I know. (That was a declarative question!?) The first boosts recovery directly and is especially helped by the hoped-for flinch, and the latter gives hoped-for flinches. (Would this item also make Dual Chop an especially keen attack choice? You tell me, that was an inquisitive question?.)

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    Oh, on a different note, if you have a White Kyurem that knows Fusion Flare, does it lose the move when you revert it to normal form? Otherwise, there's no reason aside from Hidden Power's PP for you to not run Fusion Flare over HP Fire. Well then, never mind.
    I see.

    But I prefer her normal form since there are so many normal types but so little of them are good with special attack.

    My favorites happen to be mid-evolved poison types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duranteater View Post
    Sure Meloetta-P isn't the best to use, could be worse. Darmanitan-Z?
    It's not too bad. Relic Song / Close Combat / Return / Ice Punch or Shadow Claw holding Life Orb has incredibly solid coverage against everything barring physically defensive Jellicent. Its two STABs hit everything in the game neutral except Ghosts. The only two Ghosts in OU are Gengar and Jellicent. Gengar falls to Ice Punch after a little damage (60.9% - 72%) while both take massive damage from Shadow Claw (though Jellicent has a solid chance of burning you).

    Though the Ghosts "block" Relic Song so it's probably better to just run Ice Punch and something to Pursuit them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Harvest View Post
    It's not too bad. Relic Song / Close Combat / Return / Ice Punch or Shadow Claw holding Life Orb has incredibly solid coverage against everything barring physically defensive Jellicent. Its two STABs hit everything in the game neutral except Ghosts. The only two Ghosts in OU are Gengar and Jellicent. Gengar falls to Ice Punch after a little damage (60.9% - 72%) while both take massive damage from Shadow Claw (though Jellicent has a solid chance of burning you).

    Though the Ghosts "block" Relic Song so it's probably better to just run Ice Punch and something to Pursuit them.
    So I guess a perfect partner for Meloetta would be a Pursuit user like Scizor?
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    Well, Maybe not Scizor. Jellicent beats Scizor easily. Maybe some form of Tyranitar, though Meloetta doesn't like Sandstorm at all.

    Hard to say. You can just fill your team with Jellicent killers.

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    So Rotom-W, Jolteon(if switched in right) look good. Virizion?


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    I would say things like Landorus, Crunch Lucario, Terrakion, SubToxic Gliscor etc. Stuff Jellicent may switch in on but still lose to that have good synergy with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Harvest View Post
    Well, Maybe not Scizor. Jellicent beats Scizor easily. Maybe some form of Tyranitar, though Meloetta doesn't like Sandstorm at all.

    Hard to say. You can just fill your team with Jellicent killers.
    If tyranitar doesn't get burned or taken by surprise by a specs hydro pump, then it easily kos with crunch...most jellicent won't switch out either because they'll try to score that burn... but you're right about meloetta not fitting in on sand teams...it doesn't really have much of a way to get recovery fast or in a pinch outside of wish/protect or drain punch... it probably would fit in well on the non-damaging weathers better...of course, seing how popular rain is, it wouldn't be a bad idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalCrow View Post
    If tyranitar doesn't get burned or taken by surprise by a specs hydro pump, then it easily kos with crunch...most jellicent won't switch out either because they'll try to score that burn... but you're right about meloetta not fitting in on sand teams...it doesn't really have much of a way to get recovery fast or in a pinch outside of wish/protect or drain punch... it probably would fit in well on the non-damaging weathers better...of course, seing how popular rain is, it wouldn't be a bad idea
    She don't get wish.. sadly.. drain punch is her only form of recovery outside of rest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilan View Post
    She don't get wish.. sadly.. drain punch is her only form of recovery outside of rest.
    Ahhh...that sucks......this melodical menace doesn't even get that much... the normal form for meloetta is looking less and less awesome by the minute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilan View Post
    She don't get wish.. sadly.. drain punch is her only form of recovery outside of rest.
    A shame really. Otherwise she would be great as a tank. In aria forme.

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    Like BH said, Meloetta isn't bad at all, what probably makes her unique is the unpredictable sets she can run. Maybe they will release an event with Wish.


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    It s odd that meloetta has to change forme via a move. the only other one possibly like this is castform. meloetta seriously needs an item so that it can permanantly change formes like kyurem and shaymin. (possibly then making it an uber in pirouette forme).

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    Quote Originally Posted by philzone View Post
    It s odd that meloetta has to change forme via a move. the only other one possibly like this is castform. meloetta seriously needs an item so that it can permanantly change formes like kyurem and shaymin. (possibly then making it an uber in pirouette forme).
    Don't know with its sp defense and the amount of Psychics in Uber like Deoxys, Mewtwo, and others, I don't usually do Uber battles much.


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    Posting shrang's set because it was so fun to abuse in Dream World OU.

    Meloetta@Expert Belt
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    64 Atk, 252 SpA, 192 Spe
    -Relic Song
    -Close Combat
    -Thunder
    -HP Ice

    The name of the game is Relic Song spam. Since Melotta's set of counters changes competely depending on which form it's in, it can keep switching back and forth to cause even more switches and mess with the opponent's head. Combined with ample hazard support, this damage can add up quickly, helping offensive teams wear down bulkier opponents much more easily. The fact that Relic Song has a chance to out something to sleep means that by spamming Relic Song, chances are you'll incapacitate something every once in a while. Once you've caused your opponent to switch sround a bit, all it takes is one misprediction for your opponent to lose something. For example, your opponent might bring in Chansey as you Relic Song at first, only to find themselves face-to-face with Meloetta-P. Then they might switch to Skarmory as you change formes again. They might then expect you to use Relic Song again, so they leave Skarmory in, only to be nailed by Thunder. This scenario has happened several times for me in DW OU in the past, and it really makes Meloetta a great asset to offensive teams.

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    Dan-sing has never been so much fun!/Dance Dance Revolution/Sing along with me! (I know, these names suck)
    -Psychic
    -Hyper Voice
    -Calm Mind
    -Perish song
    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 152 Spd, 104 Sp. Def
    Item:Leftovers/Life Orb
    A set that is more special-based for the Aria form, and probably won't last long. But, while it does, it would be able to pack a punch. Leftovers are for it to last a bit longer or Life orb is to sacrifice longevity for power. Psychic and Hyper Voice are the most powerful moves Aria Meloetta learns that get STAB, and Calm Mind is there to boost Meloetta's already good special stats. Perish Song is there as a last resort, and would only work if you had previously used Mean Look. However, even if you didn't use Mean Look with another Pokemon, you can still force a switch-out and that could come in handy if you have made entry hazards.
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    Take a good dance before attacking
    You will Melo-die
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    Dancing queen anyone?

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    Counters: Jellicent is a great one, watch out for Thunder. Don't know if Choice Scarf outspeeds the standard sets in her Aria forme so anyone can tell me. Pirouette Forme, again is stopped by Jellicent, walling par Shadow Claw(I don't even see claws).

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    a dancer with no claws(from flaws and has no claws get it XD?)
    Does this song suit your dancy?
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    Tried a set just like jesus freak but instead of bolt beam I put psychic and U-turn it is quite good but I saw it have only 308 attack in pirroette mode..


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    Pun examples:
    Aria di Mezzo Carattere
    Dancer in the Castelia Street
    Dancer in the Street
    Dancing with Swords is Meloettally dangerous (that's the reason Melloeta can't learn Swords Dance)
    Dancing with the Stars
    Do Re Mi...
    Mellozelda's Lullaby
    Melody of Doom (set including Perish Song)
    I claim Flygon, the super awesome Dragon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilan View Post
    Tried a set just like jesus freak but instead of bolt beam I put psychic and U-turn it is quite good but I saw it have only 308 attack in pirroette mode..
    I did propose a set consisting of relic song/ Psychic/ Close combat/ U-turn... but since I haven't tried it I really didn't know if it works or not! Looks like it does... Might try it some day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcanusX View Post
    Pun examples:
    Dancer in the Street
    Lol, TWEWY reference FTW
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