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It hasn't been doing as well as I'd hoped. Any suggestions?

Politoed (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 128 Def / 252 SAtk / 128 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Haze
- Toxic

Starmie @ Life Orb
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Thunder Wave
- Scald
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam

Latios (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Thunder
- Dragon Pulse
- Surf
- Ice Beam

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Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Leech Seed
- Thunder Wave
- Stealth Rock
- Protect

Scizor (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Technician
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Bug Bite
- Swords Dance
- Bullet Punch
- Quick Attack

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Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
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- Ice Punch
- Aqua Tail
- Counter
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:05 AM
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I'm wondering, why Scald? It's not the greatest Water-type move, you could probably do better with others.
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I'm wondering, why Scald? It's not the greatest Water-type move, you could probably do better with others.
why, what's better
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why, what's better
Wait, no, I thought its power was 60

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why, what's better
Why not use Surf instead? Especially on that Starmie.
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Because scald is 15 bp less in exchange for 30% burn? The only way this isn't worth it is if you consistently use status moves. Surf might be better on the starmie, but that depends on if he reliably t-waves. :/

Why quick attack on scizor? I don't do competitive so I might be missing something obvious.
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Why quick attack on scizor? I don't do competitive so I might be missing something obvious.
Possibly because it's effectively an 80 bp priority move?
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Have you considered Gastrodon? Or Magnezone?
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Possibly because it's effectively an 80 bp priority move?
Where are you getting 80 from? It's 60. At any rate Quick Attack is for things that resist Bullet Punch.
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It's still getting walled by any steel-type. I'd highly suggest replacing that quick attack with either brick break or superpower.
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Where are you getting 80 from? It's 60. At any rate Quick Attack is for things that resist Bullet Punch.
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Have you considered Gastrodon? Or Magnezone?
Why?
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Why?
Magnezone is capable of learning Thunder and Rain Dance, as well as having Magnet pull, meaning that most hazard users are as good as dead.

Gastrodon is just a troll. It won me so many games it's ridiculous.

Have you also considered Volcarona or Tornadus?
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What do you suggest replacing?
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What do you suggest replacing?
I would take out Swampert for either of the two, as Gastrodeon outclasses it with its insanely broken ability, or the Prankster-Taunting-Tornadous
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