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I think sturdy pokemon holding a weakness policy are being overlooked

#13DSRecPosted 11/30/2013 7:34:10 AM
Explosion one shots almost everything.


+2 252+ Atk Gigalith Explosion vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Scizor: 160-188 (90.3 - 106.2%)

That's a unmega scizor with 252ev in hp with 31iv in everything

+2 252+ Atk Gigalith Explosion vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Talonflame: 422-497 (275.8 - 324.8%)

They resist both of talonflame's stabs and gets annihilated even without the policy

+2 252+ Atk Gigalith Explosion vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Rotom-W: 303-357 (192.9 - 227.3%)

rotom wash dead

+2 252+ Atk Gigalith Explosion vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Excadrill: 240-282 (110.5 - 129.9%)

excadrill is dead

+2 252+ Atk Gigalith Explosion vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Multiscale Dragonite: 167-197 (100.6 - 118.6%)

if the dragonite isnt bulky

Every mega dies in one hit except: gengar/aggron(dont bother)/mawile(83-98%)/tyranitar(60%ish)

Seems like golem/buldore only have a chance of one shotting a resist but a few others like steelix/regirock can take out neutrals no problem-o.
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#2drlolimasterPosted 11/30/2013 7:37:14 AM
a one for one isnt that impressive
#33DSRec(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 7:45:18 AM
drlolimaster posted...
a one for one isnt that impressive


When you consider that you may throw this out at any point it is.
Almost everything carries something that's SE to rock.
You can surprise suicide bomb anything on their team
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#4Ace81892Posted 11/30/2013 7:49:45 AM
Neat trick, I personally use a Weakness Policy on my Lapras. So I agree with the W Policy + Bulky 'mon.
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#5valmardragonPosted 11/30/2013 7:51:44 AM
most sturdy pokemon arent fast enough to do anything but blow up on the first turn. if you set up rocks then get taken down to sturdy you willl die next turn since you will be outsped.
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#63DSRec(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 8:01:12 AM
valmardragon posted...
most sturdy pokemon arent fast enough to do anything but blow up on the first turn. if you set up rocks then get taken down to sturdy you willl die next turn since you will be outsped.


Yeah thats the joke, I throw it in on an annoying poke i can't really counter without anyone else and i blow up the first turn to ohko them.

What doesn't carry a fight/grass/ground/steel/water move?

Almost everything that doesn't still gets one shot or is a bad match up for it
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#7Lucidious89Posted 11/30/2013 8:17:50 AM(edited)
Couldn't you just do the same thing with a Liechi Berry, though? The Sp.Atk boost from Weakness Policy has no benefit, and Liechi has the advantage of activating from ANY attack that activates Sturdy, even if it's not SE (Outrage, for example).

I guess the idea in general works, I just don't think Weakness Policy is reall being utilized to it's full potential with this idea. You're basically using it as a less reliable pinch berry.

EDIT: Oh wait, does Weakness Policy grant a +2 boost? I didn't realize that if that's what it does...in that case, yeah I guess it has a bit more utility than the pinch berries.
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#8wachimingoPosted 11/30/2013 8:22:31 AM
low speed.
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#9valmardragonPosted 11/30/2013 8:27:38 AM
either way i sitll prefer setting up rocks, get taken to sturdy, and then get a custap berry explosion off.
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#103DSRec(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 8:28:15 AM
Lucidious89 posted...
Couldn't you just do the same thing with a Liechi Berry, though? The Sp.Atk boost from Weakness Policy has no benefit, and Liechi has the advantage of activating from ANY attack that activates Sturdy, even if it's not SE (Outrage, for example).

I guess the idea in general works, I just don't think Weakness Policy is reall being utilized to it's full potential with this idea. You're basically using it as a less reliable pinch berry.

EDIT: Oh wait, does Weakness Policy grant a +2 boost? I didn't realize that if that's what it does...in that case, yeah I guess it has a bit more utility than the pinch berries.


yeah it's 2+ to both attack stats. Liechi berry also doesn't give enough power to ohko several pokes.

there's about 6 steel types that you can't ohko after a weakness policy, other than that there's... tyranrtum and that's it?
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