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Holy arceus shell smash and cloyster!

#1Caolan_2k9Posted 11/6/2013 11:37:15 AM
Sorry if this has been a topic for a while but I'm new to proper battling so this came as a shock.
Got destroyed by a shiny cloyster (looked amazing) which used shell smash, icicle shard and whatever rock attack hits 2-5 times. Shell smash is described by smogon as the best stat boosting move in the game, and cloysters ability allows the maximum amount of hits every time, so with all the insane improvements from shell smash it absolutely demolishes anything it touches with a OHKO, focus sash makes sure you can't OHKO it before it gets a shell smash so... HOW DO I BEAT IT? :| Smogon actually says a cloyster using the setup can wipe an uber team with EASE.
Am I bad or is this thing absurdly powerful? It was OHKO'ing some of my Pokemon that resist ice moves...
#2SnowxReturnsPosted 11/6/2013 11:37:48 AM
You're a generation too late.
It's good but not unstoppable.
#3mulayevPosted 11/6/2013 11:38:26 AM
yeh that pokemon is no joke
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#4SpeedDemon20Posted 11/6/2013 11:39:02 AM
I always liked Cloyster. He got really popular once he got Shell Smash in BW. He's kinda slow (initially) and dies to any special attack though.
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#5SalsaSavantPosted 11/6/2013 11:39:12 AM
Cloyster has thin defenses.
Kill it while it's boosting, or get something that can survive the hit and then finish it off.
Priority Fighting moves help too.
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#6CheckmateD1Posted 11/6/2013 11:41:33 AM
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#7KingPeng113Posted 11/6/2013 11:42:31 AM
Special attacks son. Cloyster's got 180 Base Defense, but much lower Sp. Defense, and both get lower after a Shell Smash.
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#8edomon007Posted 11/6/2013 11:52:21 AM
mach punch, vacuum wave, bullet punch says hello to cloyster.
#9MrGinger2612Posted 11/6/2013 11:55:21 AM
I laugh at then whilst using mega kangaskhan.
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#10trigga06Posted 11/6/2013 11:57:07 AM
Priority moves like Mach Punch or Bullet Punch should do it.
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