Monday, August 15, 2011

Pokemon of the Week - Suicune

Hey guys! Welcome to today's Pokemon of the Week~!I wanted to do a 2nd Gen Pokemon so I thought for a bit and thought "Hmm... Suicune might be fun!" And so... well... here I am! Hehe... Anyway, I hope you all like today's post, and comment on what you'd like me to talk about here! - Suicune Pokedex Entry

Suicune (for a non-Uber) is a very good Pokemon in all aspects of the phrase. It has a defensive spread of 100/115/115 which is simply incredible! It is somewhat slow at 85 speed, but its other statistics make up for its faults. It's pure Water typing gives it great defensive capabilities, and is very easy to set up. The 4th Gen metagame may have given it some stiff competition in some points, but those who underestimate this lupine creature will be drowned in its watery torrent. Sadly, it is very predictable in its main set, but used right it can be the star of the show! ...And harbinger of doom to the opponent's.

Base Stats:
HP - 100
Atk - 75
Def - 115
SpAtk - 90
SpDef - 115
Spd - 85


Suicune @ Leftovers

Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 SpAtk, 4 SpDef, 252 Spd
Nature: Timid
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Calm Mind
- Hidden Power [Electric]

A defensive Pokemon with offensive set? Huuuuuh...? Now due to its defenses, Suicune has a very easy time setting up, even if the opponent has some sort of type advantage. Using this, Calm Mind raises your Special Attack and Special Defense, further boosting this defensive wall's capabilities! If you can set up on a Special Attacker, then nothing will be able to easily stop your setup without risk. After a couple Calm Minds, your attacks will be able to KO a vast majority of the metagame! The EVs and Nature help you accomplish this, and Leftovers complements it perfectly! It helps keep you alive while they try and stop your setup, and helps assure your survival once you begin your sweep~! The combination of Surf, Ice Beam, and HP [Electric] gives Suicune here almost perfect coverage from all but a couple Pokemon. If you can get him out right, you'll have a fun time with this. Oh yeah, if you want more immediate power, a Life Orb is another option, though I prefer Leftovers.

Suicune @ Life Orb

Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 SpAtk, 4 SpDef, 252 Spd
Nature: Modest

- Tailwind
- Hydro Pump/Brine
- Icy Wind/Ice Beam
- Signal Beam

Now, this set isn't quite as competitively-based as the last one, but can be used in a variety of play. I got the idea from a set used by the maker of a Pokemon Battle Revolution guide on GameFAQs, but tweaked it around and added the EVs and Nature and stuff. Tailwind helps if you have a slow team, and helps Suicune's less-than-spectacular Speed become better. Hydro Pump is for maximum damage to the enemy, or you can use Brine for its effect. Icy Wind will slow down your opponent further, which is great for when you need to slow a fast opponent. Ice Beam of course is a solid replacement. Finally, Signal Beam can easily help against common Ubers or OU Pokemon weak to it. Given the right setup and support, Suicune can probably OHKO a Mewtwo or others with it! Life Orb and the various spreads help for maximum power and Speed with Tailwind.

I hope you guys enjoyed my Suicune post, and use it to your own advantage! If you have any comments or replies, let me know via that little comment button!

Anyway, until next time, have a good day~ Ja ne, und guten tag! :3


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