Trying something new, for a change. The explanation is shown below.
(As for HP-Grass, I lack a Grass attacker, and if a Rhydon is my opponent's starter, wouldn't you just love to strike it with a devious Special attack which also has super effectiveness on it? unfortunately, it doesn't KO Rhydon with a single hit, but it does with Miracle Seed!).
With 1 Agility, Togetic is almost faster than anyone, obviously.. (it's still annoying that Crobat, Aerodctyl, Jolteon, Mewtwo and Electrode still strike first.. but what's 2 Agilitys for?).
Now, Togetic can just watch the battle (while Protected) and decides whether it's time to Encore, Flamethrower, Future Sight or to stay protected. Remember, it strikes first, which gives me THE advntage. If the last move that was used is a waste for the opponent to use it again, Encore it is!
Future Sight isn't really bad if Protect combines with it, simple.. Future Sight has nothing to do with Type Match Up or STAB, and Togetic has decent Spc.Atk, if Flamethrower has a little effect on the opponent, I just rather use Future Sight and a bunch of Protects, now wouldn't I?
Flamethrower is for SOME attacking, can be rather useful.
Miracleberry is there in a case of a problem.
Again, something new. I don't like Perish Trapping, makes the battle rather useless with no excitment, whatsoever, or enjoyment, for that matter.
Shadow Ball is still benefited out of STAB, in fact, Flareon's is just a bit more stronger. With Decent Speed, Confuse Ray, and Quick Claw Misdearvus will most likely manage to pull the Endure+Pain Split combo.
Celebi isn't cheap, if you can't agree on that, at least agree that this set isn't, for the sake of it! Just there to sweep a few Psychics, or Ancientpower, if the Batlle Screen shows otherwise.
It's good to pack a Mysteryberry with a Heal Beller, and if it's your lucky day, better feed it with some PP Up's, never hurts.
Also, recovery is like a candy for an hungry Snorlax. After all, I want to stay awake when those evil status changers are making their move.
Again, Perish Trapping isn't my game.
With his great Spc.Def and below average Defense, Politoed should stay alert for a Physical attacker.
Counter which is really un-predictable on it, is the best way to handle those MEAN, MEAN, MEAN Machamps, or whatever you like it to be.
Earthquake beats Electric types, and Haze just bring those Scizors or their fellow friends back to their normal status, as they should be.
Why no Ice Beam? don't exactly have the spot, besides, I have two Fire attackers, Grass Pokemon are not exactly a problem.
Rapidash, with a STABbed Flamethrower and a Return with maximum happiness coming from a physical attacker with the Attack stat of 298 is rather a soild attacker.
Substitute, with Rapidash's great Speed, allows it to be fairly useful in battle. Not to mention Rapidash has preety much average Defenses and HP.
While protected, I can Rest freely, but I can never be certain, can I? so the Mint Berry is just in it's place. Still needs a good night sleep? the Substitute broke? then why wouldn't I just sent out Heal Belling Celebi! (not as easy as it may seem, but with open mind, it is possible).
Quick and intelligent rates would be highly appreciated.
[ 12-29-2001: Message edited by: Noisy Phanpy ]