Question from suicidesilence2
Toxic or Flame Orb?
What's better to use with Facade in competitive battling? Are there pros and cons to the two?
Who else (who is also good) has the guts ability?
Alright. So overall:
Heracross @ Toxic Orb
Can I catch a wild Shroomish in Platinum?
Ok, I have a Hitmonlee level 65 with 161 Attack (highest stat). Would it be good to give Facade to him?
tiomasta, I meant give Facade to him with the Toxic Orb equipped.
Toxic Orb is recommended over Flame Orb for Facade. Burns lower Attack (which is used for Facade). However, Toxic Orb will inflict Toxic Poison on your Pokemon. With Toxic Poison, you will lose 1/16 Maximum health in the first round and subsequent rounds increase the damage by another 1/16 of your Maximum health instead of a steady 1/8 Maximum health from normal Poison.
Guts Ability (Attack x1.5 when Poisoned, Paralyzed, Asleep, or Frozen, Burns will keep your Attack at the normal level) is shared by the Rattata line, Machop line, Heracross, Ursaring, Tyrogue, Larvitar, Taillow line, and Makuhita line. However, only Larvitar, Taillow, and Swellow are guaranteed to have Guts.
Shroomish appears in the Great Marsh after you have the National Dex. Shroomish/Breloom either have Effect Spore (Poison, Paralysis, or Sleep (10%) when opponent makes direct contact) or Poison Heal (recover health when Poisoned) Abilities.
A popular Breloom setup is:
Poison Heal Ability
Adamant/Careful Nature (252 Attack EVs, the rest in Defense, Sp.Def, and/or HP, never use Sp.Atk or Speed* EVs)
Spore, Focus Punch/Mach Punch, Facade, Seed Bomb
* Breloom is slow compared to many of the popular counters, so you'll need to be able to take a hit.
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Toxic orb. Burn orb decreases attack, so the result is only a slightly stronger facade. Toxic works much better.
Combo swellow (or a high attack normal pokemon) with guts ability + toxic orb makes facade's power much larger.
70 x 1.5 x1.5 x2 = power 240
Well, Machamp and heracross work.
You can try
Breloom w/ toxic orb and the ability poison heal. But breloom is slow so you might wanna speed boost and U-turn into it or something.
If you want to give Facade to a Pokemon, use Pokemon with these recommended Abilities:
Marvel Scale (if you have a Physical/Mixed Attacker Milotic)
Insomnia/Vital Spirit (but NOT Limber, Magma Armor, Immunity, or Water Veil)*
Synchronize (if they have a usable Attack stat)
* If you use Rest+Sleep Talk, go ahead and use those Abilities
Don't use Toxic Orb. Guts ignores the Atk loss with Flame Orb, and Toxic Orb kills you faster.
Toxic Orb is only useful in Breeloom with Poison Heal.
Don't teach Facade to Hitmonlee. He's limber, so he won't be paralyzed, so Facade won't get the bonus if he would be hit with Thunderwave.
Teach Facade to someone hat holds a Toxic Orb or a Flame Orb only.
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