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3 years ago#1
So moments ago I got completely curbstomped in an RU battle on Showdown. Here's the link:

http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ru13295991

I don't really like going around on the board begging for help, but this was a pretty humbling defeat for me. I got absolutely slammed on this one, and while I'm not exactly very good at competitive, I don't usually get beaten this easily. I especially feel like the biggest factor was the paralysis. If my absol hadn't been paralyzed, he would've nailed that slowking with pursuit when it tried to switch, and I think the battle would've gone differently if I'd made that hit.

So my main question is this: how can I prevent getting shut down by status effects in the future? Are there any hold items I should use, or perhaps I should consider a new team member to stop statuses. If I do need a new teammate, who should I get rid of? I thank you all in advance for whatever advice you give me.
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3 years ago#2
Use lum berry, or something with guts.
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3 years ago#3
Do you have rapid spin on Chan?

A cheri berry is helpful to put on something, imo. I honestly get annoyed by paralyze more than anything else. At least sleep wears off.
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3 years ago#4
Espeon has magic bounce, that's pretty cool
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3 years ago#5
CarbideTitan posted...
Espeon has magic bounce, that's pretty cool


Won't help with an RU team, though Xatu can be nice to have.
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3 years ago#6
LightningAce11 posted...
Use lum berry, or something with guts.


I did have Swellow on my team at one point, but I replaced him with Kabutops because I was getting smeared by every single Entei I ever fought. Should I maybe bring back Swellow and dump Scyther?

DarkDragon386 posted...
Do you have rapid spin on Chan?

A cheri berry is helpful to put on something, imo. I honestly get annoyed by paralyze more than anything else. At least sleep wears off.


I actually had spin on Kabutops. I gave Hitmonchan fire punch over spin because Durant and Escavalier always did number on my team. And paralyze is definitely me least favorite status.
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3 years ago#7
im guessing eviolite tech scyther if im right why dont u have bug bite?
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3 years ago#8
wahaha911 posted...
im guessing eviolite tech scyther if im right why dont u have bug bite?
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Yes, you're right. How'd you know?

I found Roost and U-Turn to be more important. His current moveset is Roost, Aerial Ace, Swords Dance, and U-Turn. Should I drop one of those in favor of Bug Bite? Though I'm considering swapping scyther for swellow because of guts.
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3 years ago#9
that is what like everyone runs in RU and RU is like my home
since I suck everything else...
bug bite is the stronger opt and it gave u a way to hit slowwatever it was without losing your boost
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3 years ago#10
wahaha911 posted...
that is what like everyone runs in RU and RU is like my home
since I suck everything else...
bug bite is the stronger opt and it gave u a way to hit slowwatever it was without losing your boost
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So do you think I should take our U-Turn or Roost?
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