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Author Topic: #319 - Sharpedo  (Read 1833 times)

zylonnick

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#319 - Sharpedo
« on: August 18, 2012, 05:33:43 pm »
Name: Sharpedo
Number: 319
Type: Water/Dark

Abilities:
Rough Skin, Speed Boost

Base Stats:
70 / 120 / 40 / 95 / 40 / 95 - 460 Total

Move Edits:
none

Example Set
Physical attacker @ Leftovers
Trait: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Protect
- Waterfall
- Crunch
- Earthquake / Ice Fang

Explanation of Set
A physically attacking set is Sharpedo's best way of attempting a sweep. Speed Boost is the key to the set, and it makes Sharpedo progressively harder to beat. This set is threatening to offensive teams in particular, as they are usually frail and can't outspeed Sharpedo once it gets a few Speed boosts under its belt. In fact, Sharpedo is useful on offensive teams of its own, since it can be an effective late-game cleaner on its own against offense as well as act as a revenge killer for extremely fast threats, or against stall can clean up after its teammates have weakened the defensive core.

Protect is the most important move on the set, and it ensures that Sharpedo can get that extra boost if necessary. It usually never hurts to be safe, especially if you're not sure whether or not your opponent's pokémon is carrying a Choice Scarf. It's especially useful against Fake Out users such as Mienshao and Ambipom, and Sharpedo isn't a bad check to either of them.

Waterfall and Crunch are Sharpedo's most powerful physical STAB moves, getting good coverage. Waterfall hits mainly Fire- and Ground-types, while Crunch takes out the many Psychic- and Ghost-types. The last move is up for choice. Earthquake rounds out the set by hitting Steel-types that would ordinarily get in Sharpedo's way. Ice fang takes out Dragons and flyers.

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