Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pokemon Synopsis: Scyther

The Pokemon this time is an all time favorite. While non Pokemon gamers might not know him, ask even the most casual gamer, and they will know this guy. Scyther, in gen one, you are on that Gyrardos level of godliness. You were fast, you hit hard as hell, and you looked awesome. Back in gen one, apparently the cooler you looked, the more powerful you were, while that isn't fully truly, especially with the newer gens, he was a great Pokemon. He still is, just with all the new additions and moves and abilities, he was left hanging, poor guy, still look kick ass. Hell, even your evo looks kick ass, either way, this about him, so let me get to it.

The Mantis Pokemon
Type: Bug Flying
Abilities: Swarm(When his/her life is below 33 percent, their bug attacks raise in power by 1.5)
Technician: (Moves that have 60 power or less, have their power boosted by 1.5.)
Dream World Ability: Steadfast(If hit by a move that induces flinching, raises speed by one.)
Competitive Tier: UU(UnderUsed)
Usable in OU(OverUsed): Yes

All this goes if the Pokemon had the perfect IV of 31 in each stat and maxed out at Level 100.

Base HP:  70 (Which means for those that don't know, no matter how you breed him or train him, his max HP will be set at 344)
Lowest Possible HP: 250
Highest Possible HP: 344

Base Attack: 110
Lowest Possible Attack: 202
Highest Possible Attack: 350

Base Defense: 80
Lowest Possible Defense: 148
Highest Possible Defense: 284

Base Special Attack: 55
Lowest Possible Special Attack: 103
Highest Possible Special Attack: 229

Base Special Defense: 80
Lowest Possible Special Defense: 148
Highest Possible Special Defense: 284

Base Speed: 105
Lowest Possible Speed: 193
Highest Possible Speed: 339

Information: Everyone has had a Scyther at one point. Don't act like you didn't, he was amazing, he was rape, he is fast, and he cuts people to shreds with his razor sharp claws...RAWR!!! Anyway, being serious now, he is good, but with the new moves like ice shard, and faster and faster Pokemon with ice moves and steel types popping up in game, he has lost his uses. Though, tie him up with a something that is can't take a physical hit, laugh as your opponents life drops like a stone.

Fast Pokemon
Great Attack
All his abilities are great
Good typing with immunity to ground attack
Can be used as a mixed sweeper

Can't take a switched in hit very well
GREATLY overshadowed by his evo form, Scizor
His dual typing gives him weakness to two of the most used typings
4x weaknesses to Rock

Scyther 101

EVs Spread:
252 EVs in Attack
252 EVs in Speed
4 EVs in HP

Nature: Adamant (Increases Attack, Lowers Special Attack) 

Ability: All of them are actually all good choices. If you can switch into a Pokemon that knows fake out, you can raise Scyther's already great speed even higher. If you are afraid of hits, give it a focus sash and Swarm and get your bug moves to rape more then they already do. Want hard hitting moves from the get go, give it Technician and ROFL, he is a sweeper, a revenge sweeper at that, he is best thrown in AFTER you let one of your Pokemon die so he can sweep.

Item: Life Orb/Leftovers/Focus Sash

Possible Move set:
U Turn/Substitute
Sword Dance
Aerial Ace/Quick Attack
Bug Bite/X-Scissor

The set up for Scyther is probably one of the only ones for Scyther. He can't really stall, he can't wall, so it is attack, then leave the room. If you know the Pokemon is slower then you and you need to switch, U Turn. If you prefer to hide then hit hard, then Sub is the way to go. Sword Dance to allow him to sweep even Pokemon that can take hits from its moves. If you have Swarm or Steadfast, go X Scissor. If you have Technician, go Bug Bite. Scyther is just another one of those Pokemon where you hit and leave, and even his defenses are good, so a neutral attack, feel free to switch in and attack. Feel free to change up how you wish, or ignore what I'm saying utterly, really doesn't affect me. :3

All in all, good Pokemon, not the best, but hey, not everyone can be Mew. Also...why is this true... Yes, a giant stone golem can learn fly...Scyther, the bug FLYING type with giant wings and is the size of humans...can't... Got to love how Gamefreak's collective mind works.

Tell me what you think in comments, say a Pokemon, I will see it, and give you a synopsis of it,thanks for reading, this has been Jaze Rooted, peace out.

Pokemon Synopsis: Sceptile

Well, I got a request on my last post, my first Pokemon and believe it or not, it isn't first gen, it is actually the third gen grass starter Sceptile. Well then, let's get to it.

The Forest Pokemon
Type: Grass
Competitive Tier: UU(UnderUsed)
Usable in OU(OverUsed): Yes

All this goes if the Pokemon had the perfect IV of 31 in each stat and maxed out at Level 100.

Base HP:  70 (Which means for those that don't know, no matter how you breed him or train him, his max HP will be set at 344)
Lowest Possible HP: 250
Highest Possible HP: 344

Base Attack: 85
Lowest Possible Attack: 157
Highest Possible Attack: 295

Base Defense: 65
Lowest Possible Defense: 121
Highest Possible Defense: 251

Base Special Attack: 105 (Sceptile's 2nd Best Stat)
Lowest Possible Special Attack: 193
Highest Possible Special Attack: 339

Base Special Defense: 85
Lowest Possible Special Defense: 157
Highest Possible Special Defense: 295

Base Speed: 120 (Sceptile's Best Stat)
Lowest Possible Speed: 220
Highest Possible Speed: 372

Information: While I never ran Sceptile myself when I played 3rd gen, now that I looked at his stats, he isn't bad. With wonderful speed maxing out at 372 and a special attack of 339, while he isn't the fastest special attacker, he can be used fairly well. The best thing about Sceptile though is you can even use him fairly well in competitive play, but you need to mind game pretty well to throw him in and survive. His HP isn't that good, so you must time in an attack, preferably a special attack because it special defense is rather good, then attack and switch back out before it take a super effective hit.

Fast Pokemon
Great Special Attack
Wonderful Move pool with multiply ways to set up.
Single Typed (Give him less things to be hurt by.)
Can be used as a mixed sweeper

Can't take a switched in hit very well
Lackluster defense that stops it from taking a non effective physical hit
Other pokemon can do its job better now a days such as the Dream World Serperior
Single Typed (Reduces the things he can switch into.)

Possible Move Sets

Hit Hard, then GET THE F*** OUT QUICK!!!

EVs Spread:
252 EVs in Special Attack
252 EVs in Speed
4 EVs in HP

Nature: Modest for Higher Special Attack
Timid for Higher Speed 

Ability: Either or are good, Overgrow raises your power, so that is good because chances are when you throw in a Sceptile anywhere other then lead, you will get knocked down pretty low. His Dream World ability of Unburden is pretty good as well, especially if coupled with a Grass Gem or Sitrus Berry, though I doubt you will need that high of a speed with Sceptile.

Item: If using Swarm, Focus Sash/Band
If using Unburden, Sitrus Berry/Grass Gem

Possible Move set:
Dragon Pulse
Leaf Storm
HP Ground (For the Fire types your opponent will throw in against you.)
Focus Blast

The set up is simple, you hit hard maybe once or twice, then leave the battle field before too much damage gets done. This can work as a lead, a switch in for when you know you can't be one hit ko'ed, or when you have something like focus sash on. Easy premise, hit in run, you might be get called a bitch for mass switching, but hey, whatever. Leave Storm gives you amazing power plus STAB and if coupled with the Grass Gem makes for an incredibly deadly attack that can knock out some of the most dangerous of Pokemon, hell, it can even knock out a good chunk of fire Pokemon as well believe it or not. Dragon Pulse is just to take care of any dragon Pokemon people will likely throw in that have a fire attack. Focus Blast is for Heatran which has become a near STAPLE in OU game play now a days, and HP ground is to take care of the fire Pokemon. Once again, this set normally takes metagaming/mindgaming on your part, you hit, then LEAVE!!!

Lead Mixed Sceptile:

EVs Spread:
252 EVs in Attack
252 EVs in Special Attack
4 EVs in HP

Nature: I would say Naughty or Lonely to boost attack due to Sceptile already having good enough special attack. Mild and Rash for raised Special attack though.

Ability: Once again, both abilities can be used well, if you are running sub, then Unburden with a Sitrus, if you are running Agility, Focus, all up to your own personal play style though.

Possible Move sets:
Leaf Storm/Focus Blast/Dragon Pulse/HP Ground or Rock/ Energy Ball
Night Slash/Leaf Blade
Sword Dance

Having this guy as a lead is also a great option, unless your opponent an attacker lead as well, you can set up, either with boosting your speed or getting behind a sub. If they keep their pokemon out, you get a free boosted stat or set up then attack the next pokemon that comes out. This set up has it flaws, such as against fast leads, or leads with Roar/Whirlwind/Dragon Tail, but hey, all things have a counter of some kind, so you just have to deal with it the best you can. But that is how this set works, boost up, rape, if they pull out a wall, switch out and repeat.

Staller Sceptile:

EVs Spread:
252 EVs in HP
252 EVs in Speed
2 EVs in Defense
2 EVs in Special Defense 

Nature: Jolly or Timid

Item: Sitrus Berry
Focus Sash/Band

Possible Move sets:
Worry Seed
Leech Seed

This makes for a VERY annoying lead or switch in if you can get it in and set you. What you do is you watch your opponent slowly die as you hide behind a tiny little doll. This set can be used for trolling and if your opponent doesn't have a steel type or a phazer(A Pokemon with Whirlwind/Roar/Dragon Tail) you might be able to sweep with this set. As a lead, you throw in the sub as your opponent switches, leech seed to get your hp back as theirs slowly falls. If your opponent misses or tries to set up, you can throw out toxic to aid in the killing. Worry Seed just stops Pokemon with Magic Guard in their tracks as you stand behind your subs and keep healing. This set has the most flaws out of the three that are there, but you never know, you might prefer this playing style.

All in all, good Pokemon, not the best, but hey, not everyone can be Mewtwo.

Well, that is my first Pokemon synopsis. Tell me what you think in comments, say a pokemon, I will see it, and give you a synopsis of it,thanks for reading, this has been Jaze Rooted, peace out.

Pokemon Synopsis

A random person on one of the games I played has given me a fun little idea to do with this blog. I have decided to perform a fun little project for both sides. For people who don't know about the new waves of Pokemon, I can give them head-up about their own favorite Pokemon and tell their pros and cons. Now I warn you, some of the things you here about them, you might not like, and once more, this is what I personally believe will be some of the best move sets, stat spreads and such for each Pokemon, so post in the comments guys, give me your favorite Pokemon, and I will give you the run down. How I will be doing their stats is if they were set to level one hundred at their best possible IV of 31 and maxed out EVs in each stat. It is ok if you don't understand what that means, just ask in the comments at the bottom of each one, and I will get back to you. This is Jaze Rooted, peace out.


Alright guys, since I'm still trying to figure out how most of the stuff on this blog works...ugh, I think I'm going to have a little fun and talk about one of my favorite subjects, Pokemon. At this point, Pokemon is a time rendered classic. While there have been a plethora of new Pokemon in, anyone and everyone can at least name a choice few, not matter the age it seems. From the youngest children, to the oldest high schoolers, if I were to hold up a pikachu doll, they would know what it is without fail. The original 151, the starting line up, when the game was considered "pure" and having Gyrardos made you the king of ****ing everything (It still does actaully). The game premise is still the exact same, but what do you except, Nintendo knows how to follow the "If it ain't broken, don't fix it policy." But while the game has fundmentally the same, looking under the hood up to the current gen would flip you on your head. Sure, you could breeze through the game like you used to as a kid, leveling up your starter and raping everyone, including the gyms your pokemon had no strong attacks against, but that only works in game. The competitive in pokemon has grown much easier, no longer forcing you to be in the same room as your opponent, instead lashing you out against people around the world and while that same starter you used in game might have raped, in competitive play, your opponent will be making you say wtf before you can so much as blink. The metagame is huge, with pokemon that were great in game such as a new fast flying squirrel pokemon named Emolga, now being horrid when you use him in actual competitive game play. The learning curve for making a good team is tough and once more, the days of just loading your pokemon with random attacks is gone. While you might have thought it was cool piling Hyper Beam upon your Gyrardos when you were five or whatever in the first gen, you do that now and your opponent will probably snicker out you as it does nearly nothing. The pokemon variety isn't the only thing that has changed, so to has the hidden EV system. EVs, hell, most casual pokemon gamers will never know what that is, but they are so vital without them noticing. The games are getting farther and farther complicated, making more people slightly coo and find their gameboy colors with the pikachu covering just to reminsence in the days of yore. It is kind of sad how the new players, aka, the younger children of today will probably never get to know the greatness of the first gen, mewtwo, and missingno, but time goes on, more games are made, and pokemon as a whole progresses, whether that is a good or bad thing, that is completely up to your own thinking. Well, I think I will end there before this turns into a rant, this is Jaze Rooted, and I'm out.

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