vgc 2013

Potential VGC Team

Slacking Gimmick team

This team is centralized around the use of Assault Vest Slaking and Skill Swapping it out of Truant because VGC is in a double battle format.

-Slaking - Assault Vest (Centerpiece)

Body Slam


Night Slash

Hammer Arm

-a)Exeggutor - Chlorophyl - Life Orb (Chlorophyll works to double Slacking’s speed making it virtually unstoppable)




Skill Swap

-b)Alakazam -  Magic Guard - Sash (Swaps Magic Guard onto Slaking to prevent Toxic/Burn stall)


Dazzling Gleam

Dark Pulse/Shadow Ball

Skill Swap

-a) Charizard Y - Drought - Charizardite Y (sets up drought for Exeggutor Skill Swap, solid VGC pokemon anyway)

Heat Wave



Air Slash

-b) Ninetails - Drought - Leftovers (sets up drought)



Nasty Plot


-Crobat - Black Sludge (uses haze to clear slaking’s hammer arm speed drops and eliminate enemy sweepers)


Brave Bird

Cross Poison


-Hydreigon - Specs (gets fire blast boosted by sun, solid pokemon and gets levitate to avoid slaking earthquake)

Fire Blast

Draco Meteor

Dark Pulse

Flash Cannon

-Rotom-H - Scarf (overheat boosted by sun, provides coverage)


Volt Switch


Dark Pulse/Hidden Power

Thoughts anybody?

supreme-sauteer  asked:

What do you think of when it comes to an Adamant Scizor?


Adamant Scizor is BEAST.

In a metagame where dragons rule, almost every team needs at least one steel type as a designated switch-in to dragon gem boosted draco meteors (which, left unchecked, can easily turn a 4-4 battle into a 4-3 in a single click of a button).

Heatran, Metagross, Excadrill and Scizor are the most commonly seen choices (however with Scizor being the least defensive of the bunch - expect to take about 50% from the aforementioned dragon gem draco meteor)

A buddy of mine actually won US Nationals using Adamant Scizor, so he’s definitely a beast.

Here’s the set he used and some stats should you wish to pursue Adamant “The Beast” Scizor:

2012 US Nationals Senior’s Division Champion’s Scizor:

Scizor @ Steel Gem
Trait: Technician
EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bullet Punch
- Bug Bite
- Swords Dance
- Protect

  • After a Swords Dance, Steel Gem Bullet Punch KO full health Pokémon such as Garchomp and Latios
  • The Speed EVs are made to outspeed Metagross, Politoed, and Hitmontop with no speed investment
  • The HP EVs are actually super helpful as it allows Scizor to live through 2 Garchomp Earthquakes

We actually are working on a site right now that lists EV spreads of a lot of common VGC Pokémon. If you’re interested, you can take a look here. It’s still a work in progress though XD

Hope this helps!

- PA Boss Cherry