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In X and Y we have the new adorable puffball, Espurr. But look into its eyes. It hardly blinks.

Look at the Pokedex entry.

If the Psychic force sheltered by those ears is leaked, it will eradicate anything within a three hundred mile radius. But why does it look so evil? If it were as evil and the eyes suggest, wouldn't it just want to destroy humanity (because that's just how damn creepy them eyes are)? Or is it keeping that energy enclosed because it is helping us?

This could explain why Espurr makes an angry face if you touch it on the ear in Pokemon - Amie.

So is Espurr evil or good? Is he trying to destroy us or save us? You decide.

Team Building / Rate my OU team!
« on: November 07, 2013, 21:09 »
Hi, this is the team I use for OU battling. Tell me what you think!

Note - My team is fully based on annihilating the opposing team ASAP. Not much in the way of defense nor status or arena traps, just flat out destruction. I seem to have a decent Win-Loss ratio with it though.

Zero the Scrafty


- Dragon Dance
- Ice Punch
- Crunch
- Drain Punch (occasionally High Jump Kick in tourneys)

Item - Life Orb
Ability - Moxie
Nature - Adamant
EVs - 4 SpD / 252 ATK / 252 SPD

Ah, Zero the Scrafty is the team's full on sweeping machine. One Dragon Dance and it's the beginning of the end for the opponent. Two STAB moves and Ice Punch is there to take down dragons and Flying types basically. Drain Punch is there to restore health lost by opponents or the Life Orb, but if I want to go with all out destruction (usually in a tourney) I replace it with a more powerful High Jump Kick.

Havoc the Infernape


- Close Combat
- Flare Blitz
- Earthquake
- Thunder Punch

Item - Life Orb
Ability - Blaze
Nature - Adamant
EVs - 4 DEF / 252 ATK / 252 SPD

Havoc is another sweeper. Due to Havoc's increased attack and speed, it just wipes out anything in sight as the fastest fire type. Close Combat deals huge damage with STAB, and the decreased Defense and Special Defense don't matter because Infernapes can't take hits as it is. The high speed and attack floors the opponent before they can retaliate. Havoc just murders everything in sight before probably being taken down by a Focus Sashed Water Type.

Indigo the Garchomp


- Earthquake
- Dragon Claw / Outrage
- Brick Break
- Stone Edge

Item - Life Orb
Ability - Rough Skin
Nature - Adamant
EVs - 4 HP / 252 ATK / 252 SPD

Earthquake provides STAB with a few good advantages. However, I am tied between using Dragon Claw or Outrage. With the addition of Fairies, Garchomp could be stuck in an Outrage unable to switch out and suddenly a Togekiss waltzes in and makes it fall to pieces. Dragon Claw doesn't get stuck in a loop and allows Indigo to switch out, but has 40 less Base Power. Stone Edge kicks off a few Flying types and Brick Break gets five advantages, including Ice (which Indigo would be 4X weak against).

Rogue the Hydreigon


- Draco Meteor
- Fire Blast
- Dark Pulse
- Focus Blast

Item - Choice Specs
Ability - Levitate
Nature - Modest
EVs - 4 DEF / 252 SpA / 252 SPD

Another sweeping machine. Choice Specs really bring out Hydreigon's insane Special Attack power. Draco Meteor has high power with STAB, Fire Blast has high power with a few good advantages (including Ice), Dark Pulse has decent - ish power with STAB to mangle some common Alakazams and Focus Blast has a nice five advantages under it's belt.

Houdini the Alakazam


- Focus Blast
- Psychic
- Energy Ball
- Shadow Ball

Item - Life Orb (Alakazamite for Pokebank OU)
Ability - Magic Guard
Nature - Modest
EVs - 4 SpD / 252 SpA / 252 SPD

Alakazam is, truthfully, a monster. Huge Special Attack along with a powerful STAB move with three special moves that all have decent power in them. Just a normally effective Psychic is enough to knockout whoever dares enter it's wrath. Magic Guard is there to piss off Ferrothorns or Skarmorys.

Bombshell the Cloyster


- Shell Smash
- Icicle Spear
- Rock Blast
- Ice Shard (Would be Water Shuriken IF GAME FREAK WOULD LET IT LEARN IT -_-)

Item - King's Rock (Trolling like a machine)
Ability - Skill Link
Nature - Adamant
EVs - 4 DEF / 252 ATK / 252 SPD

Bombshell is the final sweeping machine. King's Rock along with Skill Link gives Bombshell a 50% chance to make the opponent flinch if using Icicle Spear or Rock Blast. Shell Smash is used and with the improved speed those Skill Link moves will destroy next to anything. So many sweeps have been earned by this little guy. One Shell Smash and it's the beginning of the end for the opponent.

Thoughts? Tell me below!

Team Building / How to use Unlikely Pokemon Effectively
« on: November 06, 2013, 22:27 »
There are a LOT of Pokemon you wouldn't expect to land a scratch on the opponent, but every Pokemon can get a unique set that makes it into a full-on powerhouse. This thread is a few tutorials to make seemingly bad Pokemon destructive sweeping machines. If you have your own, share them below!

Scrafty - Dragon Dance / Bulk Up sweeping

- Dragon Dance / Bulk Up
- Ice Punch
- Drain Punch / High Jump Kick
- Crunch

Item - Focus Sash/Life Orb
Ability - Moxie
Nature - Jolly
EVs - 4 HP / 252 ATK / 252 Speed

Now despite Scrafty having more than a high amount of weaknesses, just one Dragon Dance boost will kick it's speed up to a hefty 354 speed. Of course, Bulk Up gives it a defense kick to help resist most Fighting moves (as most bar Aura Sphere and Focus Blast are physical). Drain Punch gives Scrafty some health back, but has less power than High Jump Kick. Of course, if HJK misses it makes Scrafty lose health instead, which hurts. Lots. Having a Focus Sash makes sure (most of the time) that Scrafty will survive a hit, use Dragon Dance and retaliate. Brutally. However, this tactic is ruined by a mere Spike or priority move. That's where the Life Orb takes its place, giving a great boost to the huge power it will already have after the Dragon Dance. It will make it lose 10% of it's health after each attack of course, but having Drain Punch resotres it, being super effective on five types as well.

Emboar - Choice Scarf + Reckless

- Flare Blitz
- Superpower
- Wild Charge
- Head Smash / Earthquake

Item - Choice Scarf
Ability - Reckless
Nature - Jolly
EVs - 4 SpD / 252 ATK / 252 Speed

Now at a glance, Emboar seems to be one of the worst choices for a team. However, with a Choice Scarf and 252 speed EVs, it can become pretty damn insane. The ability Reckless powers up recoil moves, and boy does Emboar get a lot of them. Flare Blitz, Emboar's common STAB choice, gets massive power, a 20% boost thanks to Reckless and some nice type coverage (although it isn't very effective on the most common type, which is a real setback). Superpower, despite not having recoil and getting that nice bonus, gets STAB and is super effective on five types. However, it decreases Attack and Defense by one stage afterwards but let's be honest, the frail defenses would mean it would have fainted by then anyway so the lowered attack wouldn't really matter. Wild Charge gets an edge over Water and Flying, which it is usually weak against, and the final choice of moves, Head Smash or Earthquake, both have unique advantages. Head Smash annihilates Flying types with 150 base power and the Reckless bonus, but Emboar suffers huge recoil in return. Earthquake has less power and doesn't have recoil bonus, but has more accuracy and huge damage on Diggers. Of course, if they bring in a Flying Type then it would be a good time to switch out.

Aron - Sweeping teams like a boss

- Endeavour
- Toxic
- Protect
- Hidden Power Rock

Item - Shell Bell
Ability - Sturdy
Nature - Timid
EVs - 252 SpA / 252 Speed

Ah, Aron. Now before I begin, MAKE SURE ARON IS LEVEL 1. With Aron's abismal speed stat it will basically always go last. Using Sturdy to survive, Aron uses Endeavor to bring the opponent down to 1HP. Then we get struck with a problem. Aron has no priority moves. Problem solved, use a Hippowdon or Tyranitar to bring in a Sandstorm beforehand. Aron is immune to Sandstorm and Toxic, getting advantages over reasons where people using the FEAR strategy have failed in the past. Unless the opponent has a typing that kicks Aron in the goulies, the Sandstorm finishes it off. But wait, can't Sturdy only be used once? How does it sweep? Shut up I'm getting that. See that item, Shell Bell? All of that HP the opponent has ripped away from them helps to restore Aron to full health again. Then Sturdy will activate and take down its next opponent. There's no brakes on the Aron train.

Pangoro - More Dark / Fighting for ya

- Power - Up Punch
- Crunch
- Bulk Up
- Earthquake

Item - Metronome
Ability - Iron Fist
Nature - Jolly
EVs - 4 SpD / 252 ATK / 252 Speed

Now let me explain why Pangoro, despite the less - than - reliable base stats still kicks so much ass. Power - Up Punch doesn't have much power, yet gets a STAB along with a boost from the Iron Fist ability. It is super effective on five types and giving it a Metronome keeps boosting the power each time it is used. After five turns of PUP being used consecutively, it reaches 601 power. Giving it Bulk Up raises Attack and Defense too, giving PUP another kick. It also learns Swords Dance, which is a nice replacement for Bulk Up but doesn't give it a defense boost.

Do you have any strategies to effectively use weak Pokemon? Share them below!

Forum Games / Scenes We'd Like to See
« on: November 05, 2013, 23:12 »
Oh look, ANOTHER Mock the Week idea. Basically, one person says a category and the person below comes in with their hopefully hilarious suggestions, and then another category for the poster below them.

Person 1: Things the Pope shouldn't say in his first speech.
Person 2: "YMCA!" Unlikely exam questions.

I'll start off with a category

Bad things to hear from the cockpit of a plane.

As we know, many Mega Pokemon have been introduced in the new X and Y games. However, many Pokemon remain which didn't get this prestigious award, despite calls from the fans.

Which Pokemon do you think need a Mega Evolution?

For me it would be:
• Sableye
• Salamence
• Luxray
• Ninetales
• Arcanine
• Torterra
• Infernape
• Electivire
• Magmortar
• Lapras
• Dragonite
• Sharpedo
• Flygon
• Staraptor

And of course...

• Scrafty.

Forum Games / If this is the answer, what is the question?
« on: November 04, 2013, 18:16 »
I got this idea from a show called Mock the Week (contains strong language) and I thought it would be a good idea to share it here.

Basically, the first person gives the answer to a question, and the next person has to make up a question for it. The answers/questions can be as hilarious as you like, and having a laugh is encouraged.

It will basically go like this

Person 1: Disco Infernapes (Answer)
Person 2: What is the reason snipers are currently keeping close watch over Sinnoh? (Question)

(Answer for the below poster)

I'll start us off:

49 cents.

Apparently in X and Y there is a new feature called monochrome Pokemon. Rumor has it that the chances of finding a shiny Pokemon or a Pokemon with Pokerus have been increased, and now the addition of monochrome Pokemon have been discovered by a few lucky players.

The Pokemon are ALWAYS a white/silver kind of color, instead of just getting a sometimes drastic color change like shinies.

These Pokemon are extremely rare and it is currently unknown whether they are an intended added feature to the game, or they are glitches. Whatever they are, they are pretty swell.

EDIT - Wow guys, I don't really understand how this got 2,000 views to become my most popular topic, but DAMN. Thank you all.

General Pokémon Discussion / Weird Pokedex Entries
« on: October 26, 2013, 14:24 »
For all 700+ Pokemon we have in the games now, there are many with some bizarre, nonsensical or downright creepy entries in the Pokedex.


"Spoink bounces around on its tail. The shock of its bouncing makes its heart pump. As a result, this Pokémon cannot afford to stop bouncing – if it stops, its heart will stop."

This... Is bizarre. When it stops bouncing, it basically DIES. What's scarier is when you knock out this Pokemon and it "faints", since it stops moving... Does it's life end instead?


"This ominous Pokémon is feared. Through cities it wanders, searching for the spirits of the fallen. It arrives near the moment of death and steals spirit from the body."

...Yikes. When someone dies, this guy waltzes in and steals the spirit away from the deceased. First time I evolved my Litwick in BW and saw this, I did not want to turn the light off at night.


"Sometimes, on a dark night, your shadow thrown by a streetlight will suddenly and startlingly overtake you. It is actually a Gengar running past you, pretending to be your shadow. To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey’s shadow and silently waits for an opportunity. On the night of the full moon, if shadows move on their own and laugh, it must be Gengar’s doing."

HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY NOT CALL THIS CREEPY? At night, when it is dark and the street is lit only by a few street lamps, your shadow is cast on the wall. Does it look a bit chubbier than usual? Does it look slightly more round? Its a Gengar. Run.


"Duskull can pass through any wall no matter how thick it may be. Once this Pokémon chooses a target, it will doggedly pursue the intended victim until the break of dawn. If it finds bad children who won’t listen to their parents, it will spirit them away–or so it’s said. It loves the crying of children."

WHAT. JUST WHAT. This is like the Pokemon version of Karma. A bad child is punished horribly and spirited away to an unknown dimension.

And of course... "It loves the crying of children". Eek.


"It tugs on the hands of children to steal them away. It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing."

...WHAT THE &%$#? It poses as a balloon to kidnap children? This is beginning to get VERY dark now.


"Shedinja’s hard body doesn’t move – not even a twitch. In fact, its body appears to be merely a hollow shell. It is believed that this Pokémon will steal the spirit of anyone peering into its hollow body from its back."

I think the weirdest part of this is that when you send it out into battle...

...You are peering into the hollow shell of it's back. This could explain why I black out. Whoops?


"It pines for the mother it will never see again. Seeing a likeness of its mother in the full moon, it cries. The stains on the skull it wears are from its tears. It wears its mother’s skull, never revealing its true face."

...Wow. This isn't creepy, this is just... Sad, really. IT WEARS WHAT FORMERLY COVERED IT'S MOTHERS CRANIUM GUTS FOR ARCEUS' SAKE. GAH.


Aw, look how cute it is. Surely it can't be that ba -

"Banette generates energy for laying strong curses by sticking pins into its own body. This Pokémon was originally a pitiful plush doll that was thrown away. It seeks the child that disowned it."


And to cap off this list...


"These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves in past ages. Each retains memories of its former life. Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry."

...*releases Yamask back into the wild*

Do you have any more creepy Pokedex entries? Share them below!

Random Randomness / Internet Trolls
« on: October 25, 2013, 22:12 »
Have any of you had experiences with internet trolls? Do you troll from time to time? Are you still being trolled now?

I'm currently being trolled on Pokemon showdown by a guy who I beat 6-0 on a battle two months ago, and he goes into my every battle and constantly spams insults using bots. His IP has been banned countless times yet his ban evade negates that. Eventually I had to make a new account which has lost me my high ladder rankings. &%$#.

TV and Movies / Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« on: October 25, 2013, 10:59 »
Robot Wars was a show were teams of all experience levels designed a fighting machine on wheels for use in the arena where they fought in different competitions to emerge victorious, but with the show's own House Robots fighting too, designed to annihilate anything that enters its wrath.

Hosted by Craig Charles and commentated by Jonathan Pierce (who now commentates football matches and Match of the Day), the show abruptly stopped 8 or 9 years ago after series 7. The entire series 7 competition can be found on YouTube (though it seems so blurry it must've been recorded with a potato)

I started watching the show three years and I thought it was still going strong. When I found it had stopped nearly a decade ago I was crushed, but I keep watching age-old episodes all the time.

It was definitely one of my favorite shows, and I can't believe the BBC stopped it.


Documentary aired on TV to bring the show back:

I would give a link to the website, but it was shut down along with the show after ratings dropped from a few million between series 6 and 7.

Do any of you remember this show? No one seems to remember how iconic this genius was.

This is a question I've wondered for ages, since it has been AGES since I have seen a Scrafty in an OU team.

I use Scrafty because it is an amazing Dragon Dance sweeper if you give it a Focus Sash. It's speed is low so it can take a hit and survive with the Focus Sash, use Dragon Dance and then use that added speed to sweep with the moves Ice Punch, Drain Punch and Crunch. Sure, a priority move would end it before it started but Drain Punch alone gets five advantages and restores health too, along with getting a STAB bonus. Ice Punch is capable of taking down a few Dragon Types and Crunch has decent power with STAB and a couple added advantages. I have gotten many a sweep thanks to the fact that a few people forget it's a dark type and use Psychic on it. The Moxie ability raises Attack with each opponent knockout, so add that to Dragon Dance and the moveset already mentioned and you have a sweeping MACHINE.

I'm surprised Scrafty is in the UU tier. In the metagame, it really deserves more usage. (Despite now getting a 4X Fairy weakness. Damn Jigglypuffs.)

If you had to choose your favorite Pokemon out of each generation, what would it be? Do you like them for their design, or their competitive capabilities? Whatever the reason, you can share your opinions on them here.

Generation 1


Both of these looked great and have amazing capabilities on the battle field. I think Gengar also now gets an added boost in X and Y as Poison is Super Effective on Fairy types, and before it only had one strength which was against Grass. Gengar also has a lot of amazing Ghost Type moves, yet is remembered for the classic Dream Eater (which is bizarrely a Psychic type move...)

However Alakazam has INSANE speed and special attack, making it nearly unstoppable in the metagame, with many special moves to choose from like Psychic, Focus Blast, Energy Ball and more.

Both of these Pokemon now have their mega evolutions and are more powerful than ever.

If you were to put Alakazam and Gengar in a battle against each other, its tough to say who would win. Gengar gets the advantage over Alakazam's psychic type but psychic is also strong against poison. However, I say Alakazam gets the edge because of its higher speed.

Generation 2


Absolutely no contest. Sure, there are many amazing generation 2 Pokemon like Houdoom and Umbreon, but Scizor only has one weakness (which isn't the most common type ever) and gets the amazing Technician + Bullet Punch combination. With the STAB and a Steel Gem the move can reach insane power.

I think the only bad thing about it is the shiny. SNOT GREEN.

And its mega evolution? Epic.

Generation 3


Not only is it a Steel type giving it crazy defenses, but having that added Meteor Mash move that very few Pokemon learn is an added bonus. It looks amazing (as does it's shiny. Silver and a gold cross in the middle. Amazing). The move has good power plus the STAB bonus, but I think one of the few bad things about it is that now Steel types have lost their Ghost and Dark resistances, it is prone to being sent down the drain by a Foul Play or a Shadow Ball. Ouch.

Too bad it didn't get a mega evolution, but to be honest I think it is stupidly powerful as it is.

Generation 4


Without a doubt a pure wrecking MACHINE. It has godlike speed and has a base stat total of 600, not to mention a crazy movepool. Okay. Sure, it has a massive Ice weakness but a Focus Sash or Yache Berry denies it and Garchomp retaliates with force. Of course, its speed is enough to out speed nearly every ice type as it is, so I think only an Ice Shard could do major damage.

The mega evolution was slightly disappointing, considering they just covered him in spikes, but nonetheless not much surpasses this thing's raw power.

Generation 5


Anyone who knows me whatsoever should know I would choose this thing. Its that bad*** ghetto lizard from the desert, with the face that looks like it just lost all it's lottery money. Dark/Fighting is an amazing combination, with one immunity and a decent amount of resistances. Okay, so it is weak to itself, but it is one of my favorite Dragon Dance sweepers to date. Give it a Focus Sash and Dragon Dance and it will be Drain Punching, Crunching or Ice Punching it's way to victory in no time.

Before X and Y was released, there was a rumor a mega Scrafty was going to be released. I don't have the games yet but I REALLY want it to happen. Make it look even awesomer than before.

Generation 6


This thing seems to be a MONSTER. The move Power-up Punch increases attack every time it hits. Combine this with the STAB, the ability Iron Fist and Metronome and it will reach the power of over 600 in just five turns. It brings the pain over and over.

Well that concludes my opinion. Write your own list below!

General Pokémon Discussion / Share your beginner's mistakes
« on: October 15, 2013, 22:23 »
Simply post your miserable Pokemon game failures from years back for the laughs. I still look back in my failures and laugh at my stupidity.

For example, when I found Poison hurt your Pokemon out side of battle, the shake the screen did for effect made me think my DS was possessed by Giratina.

I also thought for two years that Fire had no effect on Ground. I also thought Grass was super effective on Steel and could never understand why a Razor Leaf did next to nothing to a Metagross.

I also used my Master Ball... ON A FREAKING BIDOOF.

Oh yes, I also spent all of my D/P/P money getting game corner coins. I eventually ended up with a quarter of the coins I started with. Genius.

I once clicked 'Release' on my Shiny Weavile because I thought it would come out of my DS and into the real world... Dammit, brain.

Yep. If any of you can beat THOSE... Wow.

PKMN.NET / Suggestion: 'Ask me anything' board
« on: October 14, 2013, 22:12 »
I think we should have one part of the forums where the ones who reply to you can ask you any question. It would help if you are a new member as it would be a good way to meet new friends and let other members get to know you. Of course, no questions too personal would be allowed, but most other subjects are acceptable.

This is just a suggestion I thought up and i think it would be a good addition for people who have just registered.

General Pokémon Discussion / Best Pokemon Nicknames
« on: October 14, 2013, 21:38 »
Here you can post some of the best nicknames you have made for your Pokemon. They can be cool, intimidating, funny or whatever else.

Here are some of mine:
Emboar - Ganonpork
Bidoof - Kick Me
Hydreigon - Feed Me Babies
Chandelure - Soul Eater
Torterra - Atlas
Simisage - Ginseng
Staraptor - Sawyer
Infernape - Havoc
Gengar - Akumu (Japanese for nightmare)

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