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    Default Simple Questions and Answers Thread for BST! (Read First Post)

    You know, for those battle/contest questions that aren't really big enough for a thread.

    Basically anything that isn't actually a team rate but is related to battling but is not big enough for a thread goes here.

    This includes:

    -Questions about single Pokemon strategies ("what moveset would be good for this Pokemon", "what would this Pokemon be good for"). Make sure to check Smogon's strategydex first before asking.

    -EVing questions

    Questions about what to use for an incomplete team belong here.

    Helpful links: (READ BEFORE ASKING)
    If these links don't answer your question, feel free to post them here.

    How to EV Train your Pokemon - Marriland
    -Read that before asking any EV questions, if you still don't get it, ask.

    Egg Move Breeding Calculator
    -This app should answer all your egg move needs, but keep in mind that it does NOT include HG/SS exclusive egg or tutor moves.

    Smogon's move articles
    -If your question concerns a move ruling, make sure to check out its equivalent article here, or on Bulbapedia.

    Basic definitions in competitive battling
    -A useful link for those new to competitive battling.

    An explanation of the tiers
    -A Bulbapedia link that explains the purpose of each tier pretty well.

    The Smogon tiers
    -Most competitive players play by Smogon's rules, so here's the list of tiers for further reference.

    Metalkid's IV calculator
    -A very reliable IV calculator. Please make sure that all EVs are wiped off the Pokemon in question. Also, you will not get an accurate reading for low leveled Pokemon.

    Honko's "All vs. One" Defensive Calculator
    -A damage calculator to see which how well certain Pokemon defend against the common sets of the metagames.

    Honko's "One Vs. All" Coverage Calculator
    -A damage calculator to see which pokemon are the most effective in attacking the common sets of the metagames.

    Hidden Power calculator / Legal Hidden Power combinations for unbreedable Pokemon
    -The former works just like a typical HP calculator, as well as providing all possible IV combinations when given a type and attack power. The latter link lists legal IV combinations for unbreedable Pokemon (mostly legendary Pokemon) if you need them, and remember that Special Defense is listed last, not speed.
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    Where can i find lists for OU and UU pokemon?

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    Different sites agree and disagree on what goes where, but Smogon is the biggest site, so most of the official unofficial tiering of Pokemon goes there.

    Just remember, these tiers are based on usage, and just because something is UU, does not always mean it sucks.

    Click on the specific tier for Pokemon.

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    What does the term "Boah" refer to?
    If 50 Cent had been STAB'd instead of shot, he would be 75 Cent.

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    "Boah" refers to the mixed wall breaker Tyranitar set that was created in 3rd gen.

    252 HP, 188 SAtk, 68 Spd
    - Crunch/Dark Pulse
    - Focus Punch
    - Thunderbolt/Ice Beam
    - Substitute

    Those HP EVs allow creation of 101 HP Substitutes, which survive a single Seismic Toss from what it usually comes in on, Blissey. The sub allows you to Focus Punch Blissey and 2HKO her.

    Quiet nature: 304 Atk vs 130 Def & 714 HP (150 base power): 502 - 592 (70.31% - 82.91%)
    Brave nature: 334 Atk vs 130 Def & 714 HP (150 base power): 552 - 650 (77.31% - 91.04%)

    Either Crunch or Dark Pulse can be selected as your STAB move with Brave and Quiet natures, respectively. The last slot can either be Thunderbolt, or Ice Beam for better type coverage (Skarmory, Gyarados, and bulky Waters; or Hippowdown, Gliscor, and Celebi). The Spd EVs still allow it to get outpace neutral base 60s Spd Pokemon. This allows Tyranitar to get a sub out before Weezing can hit it with a Will-O-Wisp. The rest of the EVs are added to SAtk as it helps against walls leaning towards physical defense like Hippo, Gliscor, and Celebi.

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    Anyone know the nature and EVs for Chain Chomp?

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    I believe that it's Naughty with 4 Attack, 252 Special Attack and 252 Speed.

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    No thought seems to be put in EV spreads anymore ;-;. Ah well, if that's what it is, and it works, then that's what it is.
    Last edited by The Outrage; 19th August 2008 at 02:27 PM.

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    It does look like most sweepers get 4/252/252 spreads. I'm not sure what else would work on Chain Chomp, though.

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    I would think that the optimized ChainChomp spread would be 16 Atk/252 SAtk/240 Spd since all Garchomp needs to do is reach 300 Spd to outpace neutral base 100s. Not that different, but the extra 3 Atk might help after you SD.

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    So...let me get this straight. I can take a pokemon of any level and enter it into a WiFi battle, and make the settings so that it's at level 100? This raises a lot of questions for me...first off, is this correct, or am I missing something? If so, how do you do it? And finally, does this make leveling up pokemon manually (for the sake of anything but learning moves and evolving) completely obsolete now?
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    When you connect to Wi-Fi, the battle options are Level 100, Level 50 and something that implies Pokémon of any level, the name of which escapes me. If you select one of the first two, all Pokémon will be set to that level until the battle is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerald_Dragonite View Post
    And finally, does this make leveling up pokemon manually (for the sake of anything but learning moves and evolving) completely obsolete now?
    As far as I know, no. This method ignores things like EVs, so it's better to max those out. Once that happens, however, and you're satisfied with the moves, I think you'll be fine using that feature.

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    What nature of Starly would be good for contests (if natures matter)?

    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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    I don't think Natures matter directly, but just in case, it'd be best to use a Nature with a favorite Poffin flavor that matches the kind of Contest you want to go to.

    Tough Contest = +Def Nature
    Smart Contest = +SDef
    Cool Contest = +Atk
    Cute Contest = +Spd
    Beauty Contest = +SAtk
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