A Discussion on the Usability of Nasty Plot on Deoxys
Well, there's a new Deoxys distribution on the horizon. This Deoxys, is different from its predecessors: it gets Nasty Plot, one of the best boosting moves in the game.
Some people would claim that this is an Arceus-send for Deoxys, as it enables the mutated virus to sweep the entire game unhindered if given the opportunity to set up. Others wave it off as useless, declaring that Deoxys will always be either too frail or too easily Taunted to be able to set up and sweep successfully.
My question to you, the readers, is this: what do you think of Deoxys' new gift of Nasty Plot? How usable do you think it is? How well do you think Deoxys can use it? Do you think that Deoxys' new gift is capable of furthering its already near-unlimited potential, or do you think that giving Nasty Plot to the forme-swapping space virus will be about as useless as giving your spouse a whoopee cushion on your wedding anniversary?
Here's a sample set to start with:
Deoxys (Defense Forme)
EV Spread: 252 HP/ 6 Defense/ 252 Speed
This set is designed to be able to tank hits and Recover while setting up and dishing out massive damage. Nasty Plot is our handy-dandy set-up move. Deoxys is able to tank a hit or two with its titanic defenses, then it can use Recover to regenerate its HP. There's a choice to be made between Psychic and Ice Beam for your attacking move: the former for a handy STAB boost, the latter for some great coverage and no immunities to block you. Magic Coat is there to reflect Toxic, Taunt, Thunder Wave, and the rare-yet-not-so-rare Dark Void back at opponents who wish to shut Deoxys-D down.
Team support would be greatly appreciated for this set. There are some Pokemon that are capable of OHKOing Deoxys-D such as Reshiram in the sun and Kyogre in the rain. A Choice Scarf-wielding Zekrom can take them both out easily with the appropriate STAB move. The twin pink blobs are capable of walling Deoxys, but they can't hit it with Toxic for fear of Magic Coat deflecting it back at them.
Well, the discussion is open, ladies and gentlemen. What do you think?
What will Generation VI bring the metagame?
I'm hoping for a large helping of the first option along with a healthy smattering of the third option.