Timid LO Hydro Pump isn't even a guaranteed OHKO after Rocks on a 0/0 Scizor. Greninja, I am disappoint.
252 SpA Life Orb Greninja Dark Pulse vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Feebas: 234-277 (95.9 - 113.5%) -- 75% chance to OHKO
Edit: Cheek Pouch seems to heal around 30% of max HP. Nothing special, especially on something as frail as Dedenne.
Last edited by Neosquid; 01-27-2014 at 11:13 PM.
Cheek Pouch is a garbage ability anyways, regardless of bulk. If used with a resist berry, you'll probably still die next turn anyways if the threat wasn't KO'd. If used with a pinch berry, the only thing 30%~ of your HP would help a sweeper with is avoiding bein' KO'd by passive damage/resisted or neutral priority. If used with a Sitrus berry and Recycle, you're still less efficient than recovery move + Lefties.
Now that you mention it, something like Yache Berry Garchomp would probably appreciate it. Not that type resist berries are commonly used in singles, but in doubles and such it seems decent.
... What would that 30% HP do for Garchomp? Let it feel more pain from the next Ice-type attack? >_>;
Resist berries aren't common in Doubles either. Even less so than Singles, I believe.
To my knowledge, resist berries aren't very common in VGC either. You're thinkin' of gems. But ya are right in sayin' item clause makes them moar useful. Not everyone weak to EQ can carry an Air Balloon, etc. Not that your average VGC team would have two Pokes weak to EQ.
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I'm just looking at Smogon's VGC 2012 articles...for Heatran it suggests either a Shuca Berry or a Chople Berry. For Kangaskhan it suggests a Chople Berry or a Normal Gem. For Swampert it suggests Rindo or Sitrus Berry. For Vaporeon it suggests either a Water Gem, Wacan Berry, or Sitrus Berry. For Druddigon it suggests a Haban Berry, Yache Berry, or Life Orb. etc. Going by that, they seem to be fairly common.
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All'a those Pokes have only a few weaknesses, 'Khan havin' only one and Heatran 'n Swampert havin' a 4x weakness. Also, you surely recall how dominate Fighting-types are in Gen 5. Resist berries are common options many bulky Pokes can utilize, but aren't the most optimal choice too often. 'Less you've built your Vaporeon to not get 2HKO'd by Thundurus' Discharge via Wacan or somethin', they aren't the sort of item you just splash onto a Poke randomly. Hence why I don't think they're common, they're essentially anti-meta tools. With item clause outta the way in regular Doubles, they're even less common there.
Also, just for the sake of mentionin', VGC has very heavy Fake Out/Surf usage. Hence why Heatran doesn't want an Air Balloon instead'a Shuca.
"Blissey can be KO'd in one hit with almost any move"Originally Posted by Some noob
noobs that act like they know what they're talking about annoy me.