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Kingdra fans rejoice! (Kingdra's new niche)

#1SnowxReturnsPosted 11/17/2013 5:32:31 PM
With the new critical hit rate mechanics a pokemon can achieve a 100% CH rate after using Focus Energy if it's holding Scope Lens.
Kingdra has the ability Sniper, which increases the power of critical hits by 50%.
Since crits ignore stat drops Kingdra can use Energy Focus and then spam a whooping 438 BP (factoring STAB, critical hit and Sniper) Draco Meteor without side effects.
Of course Hydro Pump will still hit as hard as a rain boosted Specs variant, reaching an effective 371 BP.
Note that without using Focus Energy first Kingdra will have a 50% critical hit rate instead.

This is the set it should run:

Kingdra@Scope Lens
Modest/Timid nature
EVs: 4 HP/252 SpA/252 Spe
-Focus Energy
-Draco Meteor
-Hydro Pump
-HP Fire/Flash Cannon


To give you an idea of how powerful this thing is:

252+ SpA Kingdra Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 208 SpD Ferrothorn: 155-183 (44.03 - 51.98%) -- 17.58% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock

252+ SpA Kingdra Draco Meteor vs. 4 HP / 252+ SpD Blissey: 245-289 (37.57 - 44.32%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock

252+ SpA Kingdra Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Chansey: 270-318 (38.35 - 45.17%) -- 10.94% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock

252+ SpA Kingdra Hydro Pump vs. 212 HP / 0 SpD Azumarill: 214-252 (54.31 - 63.95%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock

Those are just about the only things that can safely switch in against Kingdra. All of them are 2HKO'd after some residual damage.

Its biggest problem is the low speed (Sniper means no Swift Swim) so I recommend running this set with Sticky Web support.
#2RatheVPosted 11/17/2013 5:34:22 PM
Is that how crits work now? Good thing freeze dry OHKOs kingdra handily.
#3NaughtolPosted 11/17/2013 5:35:16 PM
So you're telling me if I went on Showdown right now with this set i'd get crits 100% of the time?
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#4Luca_KnightPosted 11/17/2013 5:36:46 PM
Crits ignore attack drops? I knew it ignored the opponent's defense buffs, but I didn't know about that. Neat.
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#5SnowxReturns(Topic Creator)Posted 11/17/2013 5:38:19 PM
Naughtol posted...
So you're telling me if I went on Showdown right now with this set i'd get crits 100% of the time?


Correct.
Super Luck, High-Crit Rate Move and Scope Lens give +1 CH rate each, Focus Energy gives +2, and you only need +3 to get a 100% crit rate. Basically, Focus Energy gives you 50% crit and any kind of crit boosting on top of that gives you guaranteed crit.
#6JmandalPosted 11/17/2013 5:38:35 PM
Interesting setup! I think I'm gonna have to try this out.
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#7neonplanetsPosted 11/17/2013 5:39:26 PM
So I have a use for all those 5 IV sniper Horsea after all?
#8DemiseEndPosted 11/17/2013 5:41:12 PM
Kudos TC

I always wanted to make simmilar set, but I forgot Scope Lens exist lol

Gonna try this
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#9NaughtolPosted 11/17/2013 5:43:52 PM
SnowxReturns posted...
Naughtol posted...
So you're telling me if I went on Showdown right now with this set i'd get crits 100% of the time?


Correct.
Super Luck, High-Crit Rate Move and Scope Lens give +1 CH rate each, Focus Energy gives +2, and you only need +3 to get a 100% crit rate. Basically, Focus Energy gives you 50% crit and any kind of crit boosting on top of that gives you guaranteed crit.


Well tickle me silly it worked. I only got a hit in, but it was a crit.
http://play.pokemonshowdown.com/battle-oubeta-63130268
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#10srzgPosted 11/17/2013 5:47:44 PM
I tested it in a few battles and some of my hits weren't crits
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