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Trickery

Posted by Ballom , Jul 04 2008 · 172 views

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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.

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~B~


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


Nice review.


LC®
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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

~B~
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I guess so.


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


LC®
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You only realized that now!?

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

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

~B~
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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

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

~B~
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That would explain things.

O_<

-K-
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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.

~B~
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