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Spheal
Topic Started: Jun 4 2009, 04:33 AM (1,446 Views)
Seven Deadly Sins
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This set gives Spheal way too much credit, IMO. Remember that Hail is only doing one damage per turn, and many Pokemon carry Oran Berry. This means that the average Pokemon will take 30 turns to stall out with Hail alone. Further, Toxic Spikes are extremely impractical, carried by very few Pokemon in LC (only Skorupi, Pineco, Omanyte, Spinarak, Venonat, Tentacool, and the Nidorans get them, none of which are stellar mons in LC). Also note that Spheal is losing 5 HP on Stealth Rock when it comes in, reducing the amount of time it can be useful by a lot. That, and with Spheal's low speed, it's likely to eat a hit before its sub goes up.

Spheal can be relatively solid with a set like this, but it's not nearly as good as you make it out to be.
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SDS, Ice resists Water. Ground doesn't resist Rock.
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Bronzor completely ruins this set. Psychic will always break the sub, and it's immune to Toxic Spikes and resistant to Blizzard. Same with Magnemite with Thunderbolt. Same with Aron and Shieldon.

Basically, all steel-types destroy this set if it doesn't carry Surf, and even then it's iffy.
Edited by Seven Deadly Sins, Jun 6 2009, 09:09 PM.
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SDS, Ice resists Water. Ground doesn't resist Rock.
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Spheal's a ticking time bomb already. If you Protect, you let another mon come in for free with you without a sub. If you simply Sub straight off, you're down 4 of your sorely needed turns of stalling.
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SDS, Ice resists Water. Ground doesn't resist Rock.
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