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Old 03-25-2011, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: Pokemon Suggestion Thread


Galvantula
Nature: Timid (+Spd., -Atk.)
Ability: Unnerve (Opponent can't use Berries)
Item: Occa Berry
EV: Center around Sp. Atk. and Spd.
Moves:
ElectroWeb (55/95/15, Drops enemy Spd. 1 stage)
Agility (-/-/30, Raises Spd. by 2 stages)
Electro Ball (-/100/10, Damage based on Spd. comparison)
Energy Ball (80/100/10, 10% chance of dropping enemy Sp. Def. by 1 stage)

Primary Tactic
This setup is specifically for fully utilizing the effect of Electro Ball (which does damage based on how much faster Galvantula is than the opponent). It wil start off with either ElectroWeb (if it needs to go ahead and deal some damage) or Agility (if it's up against a more defensive opponent). After using these moves a few times (mostly Agility, since it actually affects Galvantula's Spd.), you can start hammering away with Electro Ball.

Defensive Maneuvers
Energy Ball (TM53) as the last move gives it some cover in case it comes up against a Ground-type (which Electro Ball won't hit) or a Rock-type (which it is weak to). Being EV'd toward Special Attack will help this move get some power since it won't receive STAB. The Occa Berry will protect it from a Fire-type hit once, but then it's susceptible to Fire from there on. Having the Berry and Energy Ball help get around its two elemental weaknesses (Fire and Rock).

Weaknesses
If the opponent has a really fast Pokemon (especially a Fire-type), this may lose some of its usefulness. Also, Galvantula has relatively weak defenses, so it needs to get in and set up quickly before it gets taken out (I'm currently in the works on both Single and Multi Battle solutions to this).

Sorry this has been so wordy, but I figured I needed to say what its purpose was. Also, I'm not good with EV and IV stuff, so if someone wants to help with that, I'm all ears.
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