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Most effective 4 type coverage?

#1LiwiPosted 12/16/2013 11:21:46 AM
I've been using this calculator:
http://pokemondb.net/tools/type-coverage

to try and see what 4 types hit the most types for SE damage

and so far I'm at 605 with Electric/Ice/Fighting/Ground

Is that the most effective combo, or am I missing a combo?
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#2SorrySleepingPosted 12/16/2013 11:23:35 AM
You should be looking for Neutral Coverage, rather than SE coverage.

http://pastebin.com/up0aKXZa
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#3Liwi(Topic Creator)Posted 12/16/2013 11:24:30 AM
says who
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#4Number43Posted 12/16/2013 11:30:57 AM
The raw numbers there don't tell the whole story. Some pokemon types you are much more likely to see than others and are thus much more important to your coverage. Also keep in mind double weaknesses/resistances. It is much more valuable to be able to hit Forretress for 4x damage than to be able to hit Delibird for 2x. Also this is very theoretical as few pokemon can choose worthwhile moves from all possible attacking types anyway.

Also, unless you are using a choice item serious competitive pokemon will rarely have a moveset consisting of 4 different coverage moves anyway.
#5RAcastBlasterPosted 12/16/2013 11:32:23 AM
SorrySleeping posted...
You should be looking for Neutral Coverage, rather than SE coverage.

http://pastebin.com/up0aKXZa


ITT: We ignore the fact that TC mentioned (Thunder)Bolt(Ice)Beam. The poster child for neutral coverage combos.
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#6Number43Posted 12/16/2013 11:33:13 AM
Also with the moveset mentioned, you can't hurt shedinja.
#7SorrySleepingPosted 12/16/2013 11:35:03 AM
1) I don't think any pokemon can learn a GOOD combo of those moves
2) It is a lot easier to find neutral coverage
3) He mentioned Bolt Beam, but was looking at SE coverage, not its neutral coverage.
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#8DrunkenPilot72Posted 12/16/2013 11:37:16 AM
Even if you found the best possible combination of SE coverage, do you have any idea of whose movepool and typing will make it work? I would imagine that once you narrow down candidates based on stats and typing, to get everything one of those moves is going to be HP...
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#9RAcastBlasterPosted 12/16/2013 11:42:36 AM
Golurk @ Life Orb/Choice Band
Iron Fist
~Thunderpunch
~Ice Punch
~Earthquake
~Stone Edge/Hammer Arm

Druddigon @ Life Orb
Sheer Force
~Thunderpunch
~Fire Punch/Rock Slide
~Earthquake
~Dragon Claw

Golurk gets it exactly, Druddigon misses by being unable to learn Ice Punch.
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#10CA0001Posted 12/16/2013 11:43:20 AM
No, there is a Pokemon with that coverage.

Gallade
Thunder Punch
Ice Punch
Earthquake
Close Combat

This covers 13 super effectives.

But there was also these with 14 super effectives.

Gallade:

Ice punch: Ground, Grass, Flying, Dragon
Close Combat : Rock, Steel, Normal, Dark, Ice
Earthquake: Fire, Electric, Poison
Nightslash: Ghost, Psychic

Dragonite:

Earthquake: Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, Steel
Hurricane: Fighting, Bug, Grass
Ice Beam: Dragon, Flying, Ground
Superpower: Normal, Dark, Ice
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