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Is Breloom still good?

#1AurelliaPosted 11/10/2013 8:27:12 PM
i just give born to a perfect 5v shiny breelom when my friend say spore nerfed make breloom go down from OU, is spore nerfed effect breloom that much?
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#2SpacePirateKhanPosted 11/10/2013 8:30:42 PM(edited)
Well, Spore/SubPunch Breloom still trolls people pretty hard for me... You do have to remember not to Spore those Grass-Types, but he can still hit them pretty hard (or switch out to a grass counter)
I'd say if you like Breloom, go for it. Don't let Tiers tell you who to play as O:
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#3BabySh0esPosted 11/10/2013 8:32:15 PM
Technician breloom is still good. Tech boosted mach punch and spore will always have use on certain teams. Probably more of a niche pick now though
#4BabySh0esPosted 11/10/2013 8:34:41 PM
Dont see any use for poison heal now that infiltrator and sound moves bypass subs though
#5Kabuto_YPosted 11/10/2013 8:35:20 PM
Breloom got several indirect nerfs, between spore not affecting grass types, low sweep being boosted up to 65 base power, and substitutes being able to be hit through (via infiltrator or sound based moves).

He's still good, but he has a lot more counters. Enough so he's probably too risky to be anything above low-OU.
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#6Gameandwatch2Posted 11/10/2013 8:38:42 PM(edited)
It's not as though Infiltrator and users of Sound moves are terribly common. It just makes that moveset a bit easier to counter.

At least it can use Technician Rock Tomb in place of Low Sweep for a 90 BP Rock move with better accuracy then Stone Edge and the same speed lowering effect.
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#7Aurellia(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 8:35:43 PM
SpacePirateKhan posted...
Well, Spore/SubPunch Breloom still trolls people pretty hard for me... You do have to remember not to Spore those Grass-Types, but he can still hit them pretty hard (or switch out to a grass counter)
I'd say if you like Breloom, go for it. Don't let Tiers tell you who to play as O:


i will still use him no matter what people say, i just want to know how viable is he (^o^;)
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#8Neo_W_CPosted 11/10/2013 8:36:37 PM
The spore nerf is honestly the least of Breloom's troubles. More aggravating is the loss of Low Sweep as a fighting coverage move.
#9SazukeEXPosted 11/10/2013 8:38:58 PM
Well Grass types are immune to spore and stuff now.

So if you pop in Breloom they can switch out to a Grass or /Grass type and cancel out Spore and stuff.
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#10EmuchuPosted 11/10/2013 9:25:19 PM
Around Pokemon Showdown, Spore is actually falling out of popularity. The most common Breloom sets are now Scarf sets and Swords Dance / Power Up Punch sets, with Rock Tomb taking the place of Low Sweep and getting those pesky Noiverns and Gale Force Talonflames on the switch.
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