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heatran is going to be crazy popular in the meta

#1TheSaintGPosted 9/20/2013 11:40:43 AM
Think about it. It's able to check a lot of dragons especially with air balloon. But now that fairies are coming that for typing got twice as sought after offensively and defensively it's still a behemoth

On another note still looking forward to normal ghost or fairy normal
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#2Sir_BadassPosted 9/20/2013 11:45:56 AM
Still 4x weak to EQ.
#3Mewtwo_soulPosted 9/20/2013 11:48:00 AM
Sir_Badass posted...
Still 4x weak to EQ.


Which is why he made mention of Balloon. >.>
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#4Alty1Posted 9/20/2013 11:51:17 AM
Heatran has always been crazy popular.
#5TheSaintG(Topic Creator)Posted 9/20/2013 6:00:53 PM
Alty1 posted...
Heatran has always been crazy popular.


Yes but think about how it will be more popular now.
In fact I'm 100% site that people well be utilizing both of its stabs More often depending on which your off team out will be on. Dragon based teams well be using it offensively to get rid of fairies while fairy based teams well utilize it because of the fire and steel resist defensively
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#6kingtracePosted 9/20/2013 6:06:33 PM
You didn't play gen 4, I take it. Heatran was gen 4's scizor.
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#7yoshidude56Posted 9/20/2013 6:09:30 PM
Scarfed Heatran is already an awesome revenge killer, but now it gets to murder fairies >:)
#8RTC3Posted 9/20/2013 7:43:57 PM
scarftran was only popular in DPP tbh

also idk what heatran being gen 4's scizor means but scizor was #1 in OU usage in DPP for a long ass time

lastly heatran being really popular in 6th gen isnt a sure thing. it took a big hit in popularity going from DPP to BW after all, and now there's gonna be even more new s*** to consider
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#9InhaledCornPosted 9/20/2013 7:53:31 PM
It does get to be double-resistant to Fairy as well as resistant to Dragon and a good anti-Politoed with the right set.

I don't think Heatran is going anywhere anytime soon.
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#10TheSaintG(Topic Creator)Posted 9/20/2013 9:02:51 PM
kingtrace posted...
You didn't play gen 4, I take it. Heatran was gen 4's scizor.


i did but it was way more popular in gen 4 than it was in gen 5 because of all the fighting types and the over popular scarf landy that was on every sandstorm team early on. there was a huge drop in usage.

now it will be like scizor is now almost every team will have one just because it will check a whole lot of threats (scizor was a liability in very few situations) dual fairy resists is going to be a must on teams that want to be based off dragons.

in the past its offensive sets had one slot free but now i imagine it will be using it for either flash cannon, flame charge or stealth rocks (taunt toxic and others come to mind but i imagine the super offensive nature of early meta would deflect their necessity)
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