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    Default Re: Theorymonning: What if this Pokemon had...?

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    In-game, what if Persian got Pickpocket?

    Competively, what if Electrivere got Sap Sipper?
    In-Game, not that useful as it learns Thief.

    It wouldn't the most useful thing around, as it doesn't make anything worse or better for Electivire.
    Okay.

    But won't it get a Grass-Type immunity and it's big attack be raised?

    One more, what if Scolopede got Sand-Force or Sand-Rush?
    Yes, but it doesn't have enough speed to do anything with it, at the very least, in OU.

    It doesn't need the speed, but it would appreciate the power.

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    Default Re: Theorymonning: What if this Pokemon had...?

    What if Durant actually got Earthquake? It would give it a substitute for the competitively unviable dig, and better coverage over the ubiquitous fire types. It might even give it a suitable place on teams in place of Scizor.

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    Default Re: Theorymonning: What if this Pokemon had...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockman.EXE View Post
    What if Durant actually got Earthquake? It would give it a substitute for the competitively unviable dig, and better coverage over the ubiquitous fire types. It might even give it a suitable place on teams in place of Scizor.
    Scizor is used completely different, but EQ would be welcome one the Hone Claws sets definitely. Although, its coverage isn't really that bad without it.

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    What if the Hitmons got Scrappy?

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    Default Re: Theorymonning: What if this Pokemon had...?

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    What if the Hitmons got Scrappy?
    straight OU. The ability to spin no matter what is just too good.
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    @Pikmin1211; Pokemon Online has options for all but rotation battles. None of those you listed are competitive metagames though except Cresselia championships... I mean VGC.

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    I can also imagine Hitmonlee fearlessly firin' off Choice Banded Hi Jump Kicks all over the place. OUCH.
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    I was reading on Smogon about a Subway Poliwrath that had Water Absorb with Belly Drum and it kept on getting with Surf. It just struck me as a stunning strategy and figured there must be other who could abuse it but there doesn't seem to be. Seems like it could be something that a couple of other types (not necessarily water with the right ability and move) would benefit from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a0161613 View Post
    I was reading on Smogon about a Subway Poliwrath that had Water Absorb with Belly Drum and it kept on getting with Surf. It just struck me as a stunning strategy and figured there must be other who could abuse it but there doesn't seem to be. Seems like it could be something that a couple of other types (not necessarily water with the right ability and move) would benefit from.
    Using two Pokemon with Volt Absorb/Motor Drive and spamming Discharge works, or two Water Absorb/Dry Skin spamming Surf is kind of similar. Lickilicky with Wish and Belly Drum is kind of similar too.

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    Default Re: Theorymonning: What if this Pokemon had...?

    Quote Originally Posted by a0161613 View Post
    I was reading on Smogon about a Subway Poliwrath that had Water Absorb with Belly Drum and it kept on getting with Surf. It just struck me as a stunning strategy and figured there must be other who could abuse it but there doesn't seem to be. Seems like it could be something that a couple of other types (not necessarily water with the right ability and move) would benefit from.
    A very common thing that happened this VGC's, was that Kingdra and Ludicolo would carry Absorb Bulb on them to get the boost from their teammates.

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    Default Re: Theorymonning: What if this Pokemon had...?

    What if Blissey got Magic Guard? Or Rough Skin?

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    Default Re: Theorymonning: What if this Pokemon had...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nyula View Post
    What if Blissey got Magic Guard? Or Rough Skin?
    Natural Cure is pretty good already.

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    Default Re: Theorymonning: What if this Pokemon had...?

    If it had either one...

    Magic Guard would undoubtedly be a huge boon for Blissey, shutting out Toxic, entry hazards, and Sandstorm/Hail, leaving its Leftovers recovery (and recovery in general) untouched. Plus, if it were poisoned or burned, it would use those harmless conditions as a pseudo-immunity to sleep!

    As for Rough Skin, well, Blissey's pretty strongly averse to the idea of taking physical hits anyway, so it would definitely prefer its own Natural Cure.
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    Default Re: Theorymonning: What if this Pokemon had...?

    Let's say for the sake of argument that Blastoise got Slack Off. How would that move affect his tier placement?

    Would he begin competing for a spot with Milotic? Or would his bulk, ability to heal in the rain, and access to reliable recovery make him a more reliable spinner in OU than Starmie? Or would it be completely useless on him and he'd remain the same as he always was?
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    Default Re: Theorymonning: What if this Pokemon had...?

    I think Blastoise would become a very, very annoyingly stubborn spinner; unless something crazy happens, it's pretty much guaranteed to keep those hazards off the field. I don't think it would really compete all that much with Milotic; after all, the latter doesn't have Rapid Spin. XD
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    Default Re: Theorymonning: What if this Pokemon had...?

    Quote Originally Posted by SharKing View Post
    I think Blastoise would become a very, very annoyingly stubborn spinner; unless something crazy happens, it's pretty much guaranteed to keep those hazards off the field. I don't think it would really compete all that much with Milotic; after all, the latter doesn't have Rapid Spin. XD
    Would it be enough to make it into OU? Considering it's not U-Turn or Pursuit bait like Starmie, has Rain Dish for Rain Teams, and actual bulk.

    And now for something completely different:

    What if Ninetales became part Ghost, as per its lore indicates it should? How would that affect her overall battle performance? She could become her own spin blocker for one, not to mention that immunity to Fighting and Normal type moves would afford her more chances to switch in. On the flip side, she'd become Pursuit bait for T-Tar (as if she didn't have enough trouble with him already,) which would be bad.
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