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3 years ago#71
Infernape is considered bad because

1. Rain is everywhere, hindering its Fire STAB
2. Terrakion and Keldeo are just as fast, much stronger, and aren't hindered by rain.
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3 years ago#72
Rad_Dudesman posted...
Infernape is considered bad because

1. Rain is everywhere, hindering its Fire STAB
2. Terrakion and Keldeo are just as fast, much stronger, and aren't hindered by rain.


1. So is Heatran is bad because there's rain everywhere? No. That's because freaking prepare for it! Why is Infernape any different? I mean, aside from the fact that Fire is his only good STAB. You know.... Close Combat exists.

2. Although that's true, Infernape is a mixed wallbreaker, not a sweeper like he was in Gen IV. You're comparing him to a physical sweeper and a special sweeper. Both Legendaries too, BTW.
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3 years ago#73
Heatran has reasons to be used other than Fire STAB. Rain doesn't make it completely useless like it does Infernape.
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3 years ago#74
I use infernape's fighting attacks way more than fire attacks. he is better in doubles though because you can pair him with solar beam ninetails.
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3 years ago#75
Block_Man_X posted...
I use infernape's fighting attacks way more than fire attacks.


See, that's the problem right there

You could be using a better Fighting-type
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3 years ago#76
From: bassyura | #066
Infernape. It's the Electrivre of Gen 5.


lmfao

From: Rad_Dudesman | #071
Infernape is considered bad because

1. Rain is everywhere, hindering its Fire STAB
2. Terrakion and Keldeo are just as fast, much stronger, and aren't hindered by rain.


infernape is nowhere near the worst. of course it pales in comparison to those two though.

i also disagree with jolteon being among the worst. dat speed gives it a unique niche as a non-scarf revenge killer/lategame cleaner on rain teams (i tend to use starmie that way too). i'm biased towards jolty tho since it's my 2nd favorite mon

btw of the many many popular and successful rain teams published in 5th gen's run, how many have had hydration vaporeon
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3 years ago#77
From: Rad_Dudesman | #075
Block_Man_X posted...
I use infernape's fighting attacks way more than fire attacks.


See, that's the problem right there

You could be using a better Fighting-type


nape having mach punch and uturn makes it a viable alternative over terrakion for example though, depending on the team. like if i ever used a sun team CB infernape would be my preferred fighting type with CC uturn mach punch and fire blast/flare blitz. but yeah i usually go with terrakion or keldeo though
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3 years ago#78
Toxicroak

Literally no reason to be used under any other weather (or lack thereof) other than rain, and even there it's subpar due to one useless STAB, slow speed, countered by sun, average defenses (though pretty decent if you include dry skin), and its power is lacking unless you Bulk Up. Creates far too many free turns for the opposing team.
3 years ago#79
I'd probably say Metagross at the moment.

TC, are you insane? Gengar was #1 in usage last time I checked (about a month ago).
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3 years ago#80
moneyman82 posted...
I'd probably say Metagross at the moment.

TC, are you insane? Gengar was #1 in usage last time I checked (about a month ago).


wat. no.
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