Presenting...Muk and Weezing!
At first glance, these Pokemon seems to have nothing in common, except their purple colour. And their Poison-type. And their Indeterminate Egg Group. And can learn Sludge. OK, maybe these Pokemon has many things in common. But anyway, I had noticed quite a lot of similarities between the two. List time!
- Pure Poison-type
- Has two members in the evolutionary line
- Purple colour
- Indeterminate Egg Group
- Middle-Fast Experience Group
- Knows how to Stockpile and either Spit or Swallow the storage (A late addition in Weezing's case, actually)
- Has parting gifts in the form of Explosion and Memento
- Similar Special movepool, being able to learn Fire and Electric Special attacks.
(And these are some of the more obvious ones, actually)
Of course, they have their differences, but it's very easy to mention their differences, so you can mention those on your own.
Personally, I am spoilt for both, but I have to choose only one, I am inclined to choose Weezing, because the gas ball has some interesting support moves to take advantage of, namely Clear Smog, Destiny Bond and Pain Split. Having Levitate does help in survivability, as with Stockpile. Also, a gas ball seems like a more interesting idea than a living sludge.
I may have mentioned the advantages for Weezing, but Muk has his/her own advantages as well. Muk has more defensive support moves, like Stockpile, Pain Split, Disable, and more importantly Minimise. Also, Muk is a good Curse user, thanks to Sticky Hold (no Tricks on him/her!), and has good Attack power as well, so it's useful for Gunk Shot and some Physical attacks like the elemental punches and Brick Break.
So, who will you choose, and why?
Thanks for reading.