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 Shaymin - August 7th to August 14th, 2012

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PostSubject: Shaymin - August 7th to August 14th, 2012   Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:45 am

This was a tough one...Pokefan kept picking my favorites D: But Shaymin is adorable, so post a set here!

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PostSubject: Re: Shaymin - August 7th to August 14th, 2012   Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:28 pm

Well... I'm a little late, but oh well Very Happy

Life Orb / Leftovers Timid
Moveset IVs
~ Seed Flare
~ Air Slash
~ Earth Power
~ Hidden Power Fire / Hidden Power Ice / Growth
IVs
29 HP
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252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
With excellent Special Attack and Speed stats even by Ubers standards, as well as a movepool that gives it good coverage, Shaymin-S makes a dangerous special sweeper. Seed Flare is what makes Shaymin-S so fearsome, as with Serene Grace there is a high chance of inflicting that Special Defense drop. After that, Shaymin-S can plow through the opponent or continue to assault the switch-in with its powerful attacks. One must be wary of spamming this move, however, as the prevalence of Pressure users means its PP could drop at an alarming rate. Air Slash is a secondary STAB move that has a great flinch chance, decimating switch-ins before they can even retaliate in conjunction with the Special Defense drops which Seed Flare can cause. Earth Power provides coverage on Steel-types such as Dialga, who resist both Seed Flare and Air Slash. However, this is hardly a problem if they have been inflicted with the Special Defense drops. The final slot is given to Hidden Power Fire, which KOes Scizor and Skarmory, both of whom 4x resist Seed Flare.

A few other moves can work in the last slot as well. Hidden Power Ice is one option, KOing Lugia if it has already been hit with a Special Defense drop. This also applies to Latias, Giratina, and Giratina-O, who could otherwise take Hidden Power Ice with ease. On the other hand, Growth forgoes coverage and gives Shaymin-S the ability to boost its Special Attack instead of relying upon Seed Flare's Special Defense drops. While the Attack boost would be unhelpful for the most part, +1 in Special Attack will allow Shaymin-S to take down Pokemon it would otherwise fail to KO. This becomes more useful in the sun, as Growth will grant a +2 boost to Special Attack; Shaymin-S can then proceed to decimate weakened teams with its decent three-move coverage of Seed Flare, Air Slash, and Earth Power.
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