Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Welcome to BZPower!

Hi there, while we hope you enjoy browsing through the site, there's a lot more you can do if you register. Some perks of joining include:
  • Create your own topics, participate in existing discussions, and vote in polls
  • Show off your creations, stories, art, music, and movies
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes
  • Participate in raffles to win LEGO prizes
  • Organize with other members to attend or send your MOCs to LEGO fan events all over the world
  • Much, much more!
Enjoy your visit!



Posted by Ballom , Jul 04 2008 · 484 views

Today I'm gonna do something different for the PotW, since I feel like it. For the Pokemon today, I'm going to post two movesets. Just because I feel like it. Right now, the Pokemon is -- Shuckle!

Shuckle has, overall, the highest defensive stats in the game, boasting 230 (yes, 230!) in both Defense and Special Defense. While this is indeed impressive, Shuckle is sadly held back by its measly HP stat of 20. Nonetheless, Shuckle can still be an effective tank, and has an intriguing movepool. Here's the first moveset:

Shuckle @ Leftovers
Calm/Sassy/Careful Nature
252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Def
~ Knock Off
~ Toxic
~ Encore
~ Rest

Pair this with a good Hippowdon and you're in business. Sandstorm gives Shuckle 821 Special Defense, meaning no one's going to get past it any time soon. Any Nasty Plotters who want to try will be Encored, then Toxiced to death, while having Shuckle run off with their items. Rest prevents status from stopping you, and having that same Hippowdon means you have a Pokemon to shield Shuckle from powerful physical hits. In addition, Sturdy means the occasional OHKO is stopped. Overall, only Seismic Toss/Night Shade is defeating Shuckle. Now here's Shuckle number two:

Shuckle @ Macho Brace
Relaxed Nature
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
~ Stone Edge
~ Earthquake
~ Power Trick
~ Gyro Ball

In conjunction with Trick Room, once all your opponent's physical Pokemon are out, this is rightfully scary. Power Trick lands Shuckle with 614 Attack, and Trick Room makes it one of, if not, the fastest Pokemon while it is active. Stone Edge and EQ give type coverage, while Gyro Ball becomes insanely powerful against anything remotely fast. Of course, Shuckle is in trouble if not all physical Pokemon are out, or if Trick Room ends at a crucial point.

Ballom's Rating: 4/5. A fantastic tank and good Trick Room user, Shuckle should be standard.

And don't forget to check out my Blog Contest!

Happy 4th of July, BTW!


  • 0

I've always like Shuckle, but I don't feel like training one. tongue.gif

Nice review.

    • 0
Thanks, I've really been trying to make them seem professional for these past few. Shuckle is a funny guy, huh?

Though I still remember how I had that horrible stall match against Pike Queen Lucy's, in Emerald . . . sick.gif

    • 0
I guess so.

Wow blink.gif I just now realized that Nidoking is your avatar.

    • 0
You only realized that now!?

Oh well. Keep up the good work on your entry.

    • 0
Cade the Pokeathlete
Jul 04 2008 10:10 PM
Urk...hate....Shuckle....MUST DIE!
    • 0
And why, shall I ask, should it meet its untimely demise?

    • 0
Shuckle bugs me even more than Togekiss. I managed to kill Lucy's with my 10th Anniv Blastoise. It worked out rather well the 7th time. happy.gif

    • 0
Yeah, her Shuckle has Sandstorm too, so it could boost it's own Special Defense . . .

    • 0
That would explain things.


    • 0
Yeah. Lucy took like a freaking 20 turns to battle! annoyed2.gif At least when I battled Nolan he had 3 easy Pokemon, two of which were Grasses, that I clobbered.

The Battle Tower is much better than the Battle Frontier.

    • 0


Posted ImageBallom
Posted Image
Posted Image
Visorak Horde Infiltrating
Posted Image
Group: Premier Outstanding BZP Citizens
Posts: 10100+
Joined: 13-June 06
Member Spotlight: 4/19/09, 7/10/09
Member No.: 42057
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Proto History

Posted Image
13 June 2006 | Random Admin | Account approved

Posted Image
18 January 2007 | Dimensioneer | Premier Membership

Posted Image
3 May 2008 | Dimensioneer | Premier Membership renewed

Posted Image
8 February 2010 | SPIRIT | Helping out in the Sets forum

People I've Met

Members who I've met in person directly. If you've met me and your name isn't on here, PM me about it and I'll add you.

Bionicle Raptor
Black Six
Friar Tuck
Nuju Metru
Princess Gr
Takuma Nuva
ToM Dracone
Vezok's Friend

Search My Blog

0 user(s) viewing

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users