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I think I'm starting to love Cloyster...

#1Thepenguinking2Posted 7/24/2013 9:52:00 PM(edited)
And no, this is not what you think. You dirty minded people...
Seriously. I FINALLY got to use one, and it's a pleasure to use. Cloyster is just too good. Shell smash, Rock Blast, Icicle Spear, Just too good.
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#2RoobitysuPosted 7/24/2013 9:50:12 PM
Cloyster really is, indeed, a pleasure to use.
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#3ColtCababaPosted 7/24/2013 9:50:47 PM
It's a beast in OU. And sometimes Ubers.
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#4Toasty_KabalPosted 7/24/2013 9:51:08 PM
Roobitysu posted...
Cloyster really is, indeed, a pleasure to use.

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#5phoenixflame95Posted 7/24/2013 9:54:34 PM
Yeah I definitely wasn't super disappointed when it got downgraded after gen 1, so I'm really glad that it's made a comeback!
#6RTC3Posted 7/25/2013 3:53:09 AM
ah i remember puberty



srsly tho cloyster's really bad
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#7Earth_EchidnaPosted 7/25/2013 4:11:44 AM
I've never used it before, but based on this, I might actually do so.
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#8GilgameshSwordsPosted 7/25/2013 4:28:53 AM
Personally I think Shell Smash coupled with Rock Blast, Icicle Spear and Filler is a really cheap combo, the only thing I have that faces it properly is a Metagross
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#9RX0megaPosted 7/25/2013 7:09:38 AM
I would say Cloyster is cheap, but there are some OU mon that just laugh at it. If you don't carry Razor Shell any and all Steel types besides Ferrothorn and Scizor laugh at it before promptly killing it (Heatran has Lava Plume/Flamethrower, which after a -1 Special Defence drop combined with its already pathetic special defence is enough to kill Cloyster), and if you carry Razor Shell Pokemon like Breloom take a dump on it.

To counter one thing you must sacrifice the ability to kill another. Typically if a team can be swept by Cloyster after a Shell Smash it reflects more on the opponents team building ability than it does the Pokemon. Cloyster is best used late in a game, when regardless of its counters they will typically be dead anyway.
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#10deadpool848Posted 7/25/2013 7:15:51 AM
RX0mega posted...
I would say Cloyster is cheap, but there are some OU mon that just laugh at it. If you don't carry Razor Shell any and all Steel types besides Ferrothorn and Scizor laugh at it before promptly killing it (Heatran has Lava Plume/Flamethrower, which after a -1 Special Defence drop combined with its already pathetic special defence is enough to kill Cloyster), and if you carry Razor Shell Pokemon like Breloom take a dump on it.

To counter one thing you must sacrifice the ability to kill another. Typically if a team can be swept by Cloyster after a Shell Smash it reflects more on the opponents team building ability than it does the Pokemon. Cloyster is best used late in a game, when regardless of its counters they will typically be dead anyway.


He is a good sweeper, he just needs more setup than other sweepers. For god sake I have seen Sharpedo Sweeps in OU, and the set up was flawless for them. Mostly he would come out after 1-2 problem pokes have been delt with and the rest aer crippled from either taking hits or entry hazzards.