Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pokemon of The Week #2

             Pokemon of The Week #2

Pokemon: Aerodactyl  Pokedex Number: 142

Height: 5'11" or 1.8 (m)  Weight:130.1 (lbs) or 59(KG)

            Evolution Line

Aerodactyl is a Rock Flying Fossil Pokemon that was first introduced in the first generation. Aerodactyl first appeared in the anime in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokemon, were it scares the other fossil Pokemon that were chasing Ash and Team Rocket. Aerodactyl has some other major and minor apperacnes in the anime but this one is the one I thought was the most major.

                                            Competitive Side

Base Stats  Min(-) Min(o) Max(o) Max(-) Max(+)
hp:80            n/a       301       364       n/a       n/a
Atk:105          221       246       309       278       339
Def:65           149       166       229       206       251
S.atk:60         140       156       219       197       240
S.def:75         167       186       249       224       273
Speed:130        266       296       359       323       394

Tier: RU

                 Best Set IMO

(Aerodactyl) @ Life Orb
Trait: Rock Head
EVs: 176 Spd / 252 Atk / 80 HP
Jolly Nature
IVs: 30 Atk / 30 SAtk
- Stealth Rock
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Taunt

I prefer this set over the others just because it makes Aerodactyl a great lead, you can taunt first turn to stop hazards and then proceed to go for your own hazards in the form of stealth rocks. Or you could go for the kill on the first turn and gain an early lead. I don't run max speed on my Aerodactyl ,because he doesn't need it so I figured HP would be better. Not only can  Aerodactyl hit like a truck, it can also shut down walls and get up stealth rocks. I my opinion I think Aerodactyl should be at least UU but I guess smogon knows what they are doing.

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P.S - voting ends on Thursday

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pokemon of the Week #1

                  Pokemon of the Week #1

Pokemon: Garchomp  Pokedex Number: 445

Height: 6'3" or  1.9 meters  Weight: 209.4 lbs or 95 km

                                                                     Evolution Line

Garchomp is a dragon ground type Pokemon that was first introduced in the 4th gen games diamond, pearl , and platinum. Garchomp's most major appearances in the anime are top down training as Cynthia's Garchomp and the opening of Arceus and the jewel of light were he is battling a Milotic. Garchomp also has some minor appearances in the anime like in one team, two team, red team, blue team! were Garchomp is the first leg of the Triathlon. Garchomp is also in the opening scene of Zoroark: Master of illusions.          

                                        Competitive Side

Base Stats  Min(-) Min(o) Max(o) Max(-) Max(+)
hp:108           n/a       357       420       n/a       n/a
Atk:130          266       296       359       320       394
Def:95           203       226       289       260       317
S.atk:80         176       196       259       233       284
S.def:85         185       206       269       242       295
Speed:102        216       240       303       272       333

                   Best Set IMO: 

Garchomp @ Life Orb

Trait: Rough Skin

EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 SAtk

Naive Nature

- Stealth Rock

- Dragon Claw
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast

I like this set the best because not only can Garchomp be a heavy hitter on your team he can also set up stealth rocks. Setting up stealth rocks isn't that hard either for garchomp since he tends to force quite a few of switches or at least that what I have learned from my battles. If you plan to run this set or any other set I would recommend pairing it up with a Pokemon to counter or check ice shard user such as mamoswine and wevile.

Don't forget to vote for the next Pokemon of the week, which will be next Sunday. Thanks for reading.