Kind of off the current topic but they need to release a bug eeveelution I would use it all the time!
i love it because it's so annoying and has great staying power in battle
also bullet punch allows you to finish a battle up nice and neat and bug bite can let you heal or cure a status condition depends on what berry your opponent has
but i have used that choice band scizor before as well
I was wondering if anyone uses shuckle ay, cause i tried it out a long time ago with the move( i forgot its name) that switch's its offensive and defensive stats.
I no it could work with a trick room abuse team but even if thats the cause as soon as you use that power switch move you'll be vulnerable and thats hard to get up as well as a trickroom.
two words: Guard Swap
put him in a double battle with say a crustle or a forrestress
or even volcarona if you are using a bulky quiver dance set
it makes most of your walls even harder to break down and gives your sweepers better staying power
Also a fun but risky strategy, is use trick room with someone, then once you have shuckle out use power trick
this swaps his massive defense stat with his attack stat and makes him an insane sweeper
I'm not really into competitive play that much so I'm going to change the subject if you don't mind.
does anyone here think that any bug pokemon deserve an evolution?
I personally think that shuckle should get an evo because he just seems so underrated
I know that then eviolite shuckle would be a nightmare to face so I doubt it will get an evo
but I can still hope
He's really sinister too especially in emerald version. He always looks like he's plotting to take over the world or to pinch everyone's head off haha.
That would be really great if they gave pinsir an evolution though because he's often outclassed by heracross when people consider which one to put in their team
Also, it would be weak against it's own type, Bug. (I guess Leavanny did too, but they look awesome, and they have plus points for being Grass typed)
And, before anybody comments on it being competetive in that sense, it also has the problem ingame anyway, and I didn't factor in competetive anyway, if I did, it would be so much worse.
EDIT: Wha- WHAT HAPPENED TO MY SURSKIT/MASQUERAIN USERBAR!? WHY WAS IT DELETED!?
I think they should give an unique type for Pinsir's evolution and Bug/Dark seems interesting, even if it make Pinsir hugely outclassed by Heracross, not that it matters at all.
Sigh,,, maybe, but I personally dislike it changing. I likr the idea of Pinsir being Dark, but I don't like that sort of change.
Oh, but, it would be so novelty! The only Dark Type of Gen I! Then people will HAVE (yeah right) to like Bugs! So, maybe it should?
A dark stab sucker punch from a bug/dark pinsir would do half damage yes but it would still bring it down to x.5 because it's a stab. And with a strong priority like that it would do some serious damage to heracross
If you had a bug steel with heatproof holding an occa berry, that would bring down the damage a lot. What I do with my durant most of the time is make him hold an occa berry so that fire only does 2x compared to 4x damage
I'm not getting why people want Pinsir to evolve. All I want for Pinsir is a better movepool. They're counterparts, after all. It wouldn't be fair if Durant got a second evolution if Heatmor didn't. Unless both Heracross and Pinsir evolves, I'm not sure I'll want Pinsir to evolve. Just give it a better movepool.
//wish for Gen VI
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