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User Info: Caolan_2k9

3 years ago#1
Sorry if this has been a topic for a while but I'm new to proper battling so this came as a shock.
Got destroyed by a shiny cloyster (looked amazing) which used shell smash, icicle shard and whatever rock attack hits 2-5 times. Shell smash is described by smogon as the best stat boosting move in the game, and cloysters ability allows the maximum amount of hits every time, so with all the insane improvements from shell smash it absolutely demolishes anything it touches with a OHKO, focus sash makes sure you can't OHKO it before it gets a shell smash so... HOW DO I BEAT IT? :| Smogon actually says a cloyster using the setup can wipe an uber team with EASE.
Am I bad or is this thing absurdly powerful? It was OHKO'ing some of my Pokemon that resist ice moves...

User Info: SnowxReturns

3 years ago#2
You're a generation too late.
It's good but not unstoppable.

User Info: mulayev

3 years ago#3
yeh that pokemon is no joke
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User Info: SpeedDemon20

3 years ago#4
I always liked Cloyster. He got really popular once he got Shell Smash in BW. He's kinda slow (initially) and dies to any special attack though.
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User Info: SalsaSavant

3 years ago#5
Cloyster has thin defenses.
Kill it while it's boosting, or get something that can survive the hit and then finish it off.
Priority Fighting moves help too.
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User Info: CheckmateD1

3 years ago#6
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User Info: KingPeng113

3 years ago#7
Special attacks son. Cloyster's got 180 Base Defense, but much lower Sp. Defense, and both get lower after a Shell Smash.
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User Info: edomon007

3 years ago#8
mach punch, vacuum wave, bullet punch says hello to cloyster.

User Info: MrGinger2612

3 years ago#9
I laugh at then whilst using mega kangaskhan.
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User Info: trigga06

3 years ago#10
Priority moves like Mach Punch or Bullet Punch should do it.
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