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Rhyperior: Solid Rock or Lightning Rod

#11Seanmasterson(Topic Creator)Posted 10/22/2013 9:14:57 AM
Bigmac909 posted...
Hmm...

You should look for another member to use lightning rod, first. If you can't find anybody decent, maybe then you can try Rhyperior with lightning rod.

I've never use Rhyperior competitively, but I can see what the other guy is saying. He's either going to get hit by a physical attack and not take much damage (Solid Rock or not), or he's gonna get hit by a strong water or grass attack that nothing could ever save him from.

Maybe you could look into some experimentation or something to see if Solid Rock ever actually saves Rhyperior, or if it just makes him take less damage even when he's in no trouble in the first place.

Though if you do use Rhyperior w/ Solid Rock in doubles with Gyrados, he could serve as an effective bluff to keep the opponent from trying any electric attacks, because they'll assume he has it if those two are paired up.


This sounds pretty solid. Also, if not Rhyperior, how about Rhydon with Evolite?

The Rhyhorn family isn't a favorite of mine but aside from their typing, they pack a nasty punch.
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#12Seanmasterson(Topic Creator)Posted 10/22/2013 9:19:56 AM
bump
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#13Edgemaster70000Posted 10/22/2013 9:21:48 AM
You know what you could also do, I forget what the move is called, but it switches the position of the user and an ally. If any ground-types know that move, you can just use that instead for a much more lulzy method of mind games and people will go "OH ****" every time you use it.
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#14durecellrabbitPosted 10/22/2013 9:24:46 AM
I'm using a Lighting Rod Rhydon with Evolite atm. He dies to just about any special attack not just super effective ones. I am considering evolving him so I can hold a different item like Focus Sash (Because I keep switching into death).
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#15Bubba1989Posted 10/22/2013 9:24:54 AM
If you're using mega gyarados, I don't think you need lightning rod at all. Mega is water-dark, so he loses his previously crippling electric weakness, and you can focus on something else for his partner.
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#16Seanmasterson(Topic Creator)Posted 10/22/2013 9:26:28 AM
Bubba1989 posted...
If you're using mega gyarados, I don't think you need lightning rod at all. Mega is water-dark, so he loses his previously crippling electric weakness, and you can focus on something else for his partner.


Oh wow.. I completely forgot >.>

Thanks for the heads up!
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#17pikachupwnagePosted 10/22/2013 9:31:45 AM
Edgemaster70000 posted...
Seanmasterson posted...
Edgemaster70000 posted...
Rhyperior is going to be straight up obliterated by a single grass or water attack anyway, give him lightningrod so he can at least be worth something.



Lol jeez xD With a response like that, I don't even know if he's a decent option anymore. The thing is, when I went to look for pokemon with the lightning rod ability, he was probably the best out of what I saw. =/


You can decide if you want to prioritize having a solid pokemon that adds a lot to the team for maximum effectiveness, or using one of your favorites that adds less but feels better when you win with. I'm guessing Ryperior is in the "favorite" category for you, because without exception, every rock/ground pokemon without some useful gimmick is abysmally bad.


Rhyperior hits extremely hard in trick room with "Edgequake" running off that mammoth attack.

Lightning rod gives it some utility in protecting teammates as well.
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#18Edgemaster70000Posted 10/22/2013 9:50:41 AM
pikachupwnage posted...
Edgemaster70000 posted...
Seanmasterson posted...
Edgemaster70000 posted...
Rhyperior is going to be straight up obliterated by a single grass or water attack anyway, give him lightningrod so he can at least be worth something.



Lol jeez xD With a response like that, I don't even know if he's a decent option anymore. The thing is, when I went to look for pokemon with the lightning rod ability, he was probably the best out of what I saw. =/


You can decide if you want to prioritize having a solid pokemon that adds a lot to the team for maximum effectiveness, or using one of your favorites that adds less but feels better when you win with. I'm guessing Ryperior is in the "favorite" category for you, because without exception, every rock/ground pokemon without some useful gimmick is abysmally bad.


Rhyperior hits extremely hard in trick room with "Edgequake" running off that mammoth attack.

Lightning rod gives it some utility in protecting teammates as well.


And Trick Room is a gimmick. No point was made.
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#19pikachupwnagePosted 10/22/2013 11:46:27 AM
Edgemaster70000 posted...
pikachupwnage posted...
Edgemaster70000 posted...
Seanmasterson posted...
Edgemaster70000 posted...
Rhyperior is going to be straight up obliterated by a single grass or water attack anyway, give him lightningrod so he can at least be worth something.



Lol jeez xD With a response like that, I don't even know if he's a decent option anymore. The thing is, when I went to look for pokemon with the lightning rod ability, he was probably the best out of what I saw. =/


You can decide if you want to prioritize having a solid pokemon that adds a lot to the team for maximum effectiveness, or using one of your favorites that adds less but feels better when you win with. I'm guessing Ryperior is in the "favorite" category for you, because without exception, every rock/ground pokemon without some useful gimmick is abysmally bad.


Rhyperior hits extremely hard in trick room with "Edgequake" running off that mammoth attack.

Lightning rod gives it some utility in protecting teammates as well.


And Trick Room is a gimmick. No point was made.


Trick room is very common in Doubles/Triples.
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#20punisher1379Posted 10/22/2013 11:49:16 AM
Solid Rock while holding an Assault Vest.
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