Here's the main idea, with Spore it's protected, unless the opponent will switch, and what's Spikes for?
Now, either he wasted a turn on switching or it's asleep, which means I have time to Baton Pass Growth to little Azumarill!
Miracleberry heals Smeargle from a status change, I'm not going to let the opponent play in my own game! (even though I have 2 paralyzers, it's not much of a problem since I will use Smeargle once, and the opponent is going to wake up sooner or later).
With 1 Growth, it's Spc.Atk is 297, sweet..
How about Amnesia? to try his luck with Ice Beam against Grass types, some extra Spcl.Def won't hurt.. if so, recovery is needed! Rest/Mint Berry combo, here I come!
Nice.. with Scope Lens attached Razor Leaf has 33.33% to strike with a C.H.
The Sunny Day set isn't much of a bad idea, it might be rather effective. But there's still Azumarill for some attack disavntages (and while I am at it, Bellossom was meant to try it's luck against Fire types). Talking about Azumarill.. you can never know if that Growth will be passed to it, eventually. Therefore, it's good to have backup.
First use Substitute, now you're fully protected, with Leftovers regaining HP back.
After setting-up the Substitute, you can either use Roar, if the opponent isn't welcome (and taking advntage of Smeargle's Spikes).
Or I can just Mimic a move which has a certain use for Ninetales, while it's not harmed! I like this set.
[ 12-26-2001: Message edited by: Noisy Phanpy ]
Bellosom: Nice to see someone likes the Leaf-Lens combo instead of the weak Giga Drain! Since most players use a Sleep Clause this is very good.
Espeon: You're right about the needed part, since Psuedopassing only works for 3- turns. I say you should put a different HP over Fire. Something you can beat T-Tar with. I say Water in case you can't get that Growth to Azumarill.
Ninetales: I think you should put Reflect over Spite, it's not really a good move since it's not gonna exactly stop a Surfin' Suicune in it's tracks right away anyway.
Very good team, 9/10. Only some minor problems, nothing that couldn't be fixed. IMO, major problems is when 1 or more Pokémon direly need to be replaced.
Originally posted by Noisy Phanpy:
With 1 Growth, it's Spc.Atk is 297, sweet...
I tried to make him a Belly Drummer once, but even with that 403 HP, there is still something missing from him. If you want him to last longer, give it amnesia over attract, since almost every poke will get one hit in. You got to worry about the gender of the opponent, since almost all electrics and grass are female (or genderless).
Nice. Attract would have worked better here then on Azumarril.
If this is the best for you, then fine.
Can't have both sub and spite on Ninetails
[ 12-25-2001: Message edited by: Cesar ]
Azumarill: Amnesia over Attract.
Espeon: HP-Water over Fire.
Ninetales: Mimic over Spite.
The only Grass who's usually female is Jumpluff. Celebi is genderless. Vileplume, Victreebel, Bellossom, and Eggy usually have a physical attack, such as Explosion or Sludge Bomb.