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    Default Do Flying-type Pokemon have significance to a team competitively?

    I've been curious about this for a long time and wanted to share the question.

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    Even now yes, Earthquake is that common.
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    Skarmory and Tornadus-T are pretty much some of the best I seen in OU. Tornadus-T has Regenerator and decent defenses so it can switch out and recover. Skarmory sets up Spikes easily with Sturdy and has that great 140 defense. Gliscor is now more annoying with Roost+Poison Heal as well. So yes Flying has been significant in OU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duranteater View Post
    Skarmory and Tornadus-T are pretty much some of the best I seen in OU. Tornadus-T has Regenerator and decent defenses so it can switch out and recover. Skarmory sets up Spikes easily with Sturdy and has that great 140 defense. Gliscor is now more annoying with Roost+Poison Heal as well. So yes Flying has been significant in OU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParaChomp View Post
    Older generations, keep the topic relevant.
    Sorry, didn't really play 4th gen competitive much

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    I think so. Dragonite and Salamence are threats in the metagame. There is also skarmory who is a great wall.


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    Yeah, they are. There's a lot of frequently used ground type moves.

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    I always use Braviary, or Staraptor in one of my online battles, I mean good Attack and Speed. But, if you have a Serene Grace Togekiss that knows Ancientpower or Air Slash, your opponent is dead.

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    I'm not sure about competitive nature but whenever I played the game through, I always caught a flying type at the start. But it was always the first to be replaced off my team.

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    Yes. They are fairly strong in general, and there are a lot of ground type moves that they can avoid. All you need to really avoid with them is Electric Types.
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    Yes flying types are good especially if you get a good/helpful ability like staraptor with intimidate but prediction is key online as usual
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    Lol Ground immunity alone makes them relevant, never mind Fighting and Bug resists. Having a STAB that hits Fighting, Grass and Bug hard is really nice, and pairs well with a Ground move of choice. Thats why HP Flying/Earthquake is standard on Mence in Adv.
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    Yes, Dragonite, Gyarados, Salamence, Skarmory, Zapdos and a ton more are very common and do great in loots of teams.

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    Staraptor ain't in OU for nothing.

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    As well as being able to Fly from town to town, in battle, flying Pokemon have some pretty cool moves and techniques and also the resistance of ground-types.
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    I've been downed by a good flying type. again, as in most types, it depends on ur strategy and how u train it. I battled someone who had a really good swellow aaaaand they destroyed me xD earthquake is a common attack because it's powerful so yes a flying type is good to have. just be careful of rock moves. pelipper is a good counter to that (although its still weak to rock moves). so I'd say flying pokemon have their good moments


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    most teams dont pack a flying resist. specs tornadus(-t) and special rain dragonite are a problem.

    EDIT: oh sorry didn't see this was an older gen. skarm is pretty good, and sala is nice.
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    They main point of flying types are their imunity to ground. Most of them cannot cover their weakness to electric and ice. Competitively I don't like very much flying types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystical Jackal View Post
    They main point of flying types are their imunity to ground. Most of them cannot cover their weakness to electric and ice. Competitively I don't like very much flying types.
    Zapdos and Skarmory say hi.

    Not to mention Gliscor and a bunch of obscure lower tier threats like Moltres and Tropius.


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