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why does smogon say weavile is terrible?

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User Info: SteaIth_Rock

4 years ago#1
it can check major psychics/ghost in celebi, latios, starmie, latias, gengar, alakazam, espeon

ice shard is still good to kill stuff like dragonite, landorus, salamence, Garchomp,

its very viable
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User Info: _KGC_

4 years ago#2
I wouldn't call it terrible or outclasses, it just has a good niche in the current metagame.
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User Info: CakeOfLies

4 years ago#3
It doesn't.
Weavile is in UU and viable in OU.
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User Info: Aurawhisperer

4 years ago#4
Smogon doesnt like assassin type pokes
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User Info: Great_Reapette

4 years ago#5
Because it takes 25% damage from you, TC.
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User Info: pokemonfreak97

4 years ago#6
UU analysis: "Weavile finds itself in a solid position in UU as both a set-up sweeper and physical attacker"

OU analysis: "For most of its existence, Weavile has generally been regarded as a niche Pokemon. This has not changed in Black and White. Fortunately for Weavile, its niche skills are readily in demand"

VGC 2012 analysis: "Weavile is the fastest Fake Out user in VGC 12, and its STAB moves also OHKO many offensive threats. Unfortunately, its below-average defenses and weaknesses to two of the most common priority attacks, Mach Punch and Bullet Punch, prevent Weavile from completely dominating the scene."

So in other words, it's a good Pokémon that's weak to priority--not a good trait for a fragile, speedy Pokémon.
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User Info: scrappybristol

4 years ago#7
Mach Punch, Bullet Punch, and Stealth Rock.
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User Info: noobody1

4 years ago#8
I'm tired of people telling bulls**** against smogon.

Here. You are free to try using weavile and prove them wrong.
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User Info: NeoFalconHavok

4 years ago#9
Because you honestly have to listen to Smogon, of all things.
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User Info: LenneValkirye

4 years ago#10
Smogon hates ice-types not named Mamoswine. It's a well known fact.
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