- Monkey wrote:
- Trapinch is the best Revenge Killer in NFE, without a question. Arena Trap + Choice Band + 100 Base Attack(in NFE is tied for the 4th highest) then either Quick Attack if its in the KO Range or make sure you can take the Steels/Rocks/Ghost you can pack a Choice Banded EQ or Crunch for x2. It's base Attack is 20 base points higher than Dugtrio so should be a better Revenge Killer in NFE than Dugtrio is in standard.
Trapinch is NOT the best revenger, and it never will be. It's true that it has base 100 Attack, but at the cost of almost NO Speed, and very low defenses. It's basically setup fodder once it takes down one foe. ScarfChoke, Sneasel, Metang and Kadabra all trump it at reveng-killing. Lemme put a few calcs.
Adamant Choice Band Trapinch's Quick Attack vs 0 / 0 Machoke - 25.98% - 30.96%
Adamant Choice Band Trapinch's Earthquake vs 0 / 0 Machoke - 96.44% - 113.52%
(Machoke never runs 0 / 0, anyway)
Adamant Choice Band Trapinch's Quick Attack vs 0 / 0 Sneasel - 38.65% - 45.82%
Either Trapinch uses THAT against Sneasel, or this happens:
Jolly Life Orb Sneasel's Ice Punch vs 252 / 4 Trapinch - 161.9% - 191.84%
I'll go on.
Adamant Choice Band Trapinch's Earthquake vs 132 / 0 Piloswine - 72.46% - 85.29%
Adamant Choice Band Trapinch's Crunch vs 0 / 0 Gligar - 42.44% - 50.18%
Adamant Choice Band Trapinch's Earthquake vs 0 / 0 Grotle - 87.97% - 104.12%
(Grotle outspeeds and can always OHKO with Seed Bomb)
Adamant Choice Band Trapinch's Earthquake vs 252 / 0 Marshtomp - 87.5% - 103.2%
On the defensive. This will assume 252 HP / 4 Defense for Trapinch
vs Timid 252 Sp Atk Life Orb Electabuzz's HP Ice - 101.36% - 119.73%
vs neutral 0 Sp Atk Marshtomp's Surf - 112.24% - 132.65%
vs neutral 0 Sp Atk Life Orb Tangela's Energy Ball - 142.86% - 168.03%
vs CB Croconaw's Aqua Jet - 91.84% - 108.16% (an 87% chance of a KO with SR)
- Champion Monkey wrote:
- I have seen Pikachu in standard so I can defend him for Uber of the NFE game. Pikachu is tied for 12th strongest NFE in the game. Not to mention Light Ball to boost it's Special Attack. It does 36.3% - 43.3% while Timid and Light Ball to max S.Def./HP Duskclops which is the highest Special Defense in the NFE Metagame. The second Highest is Mantyke who is OHKO'd. Third is Togetic who takes 76.4% - 90.4% which is OHKO'd if you get Rocks up. Then is Tentacool who takes 87.3% - 103.5%. Heaven forbit you run Nasty Plot. It should OHKO the entire NFE Meta Game aside from Duskslops(who is Uber on this list), Chansey(Uber for NFE), and maybe some Electric Types who should be OHKO'd by HP(Ground).
Pikachu with Light Ball IS broken, I agree. But without it, it cannot stand up to OU NFE very well. OU NFE is an extremely offensive metagame, and Pikachu will very rarely find a chance to use Nasty Plot, and even if it did, the most common OU NFE threats, Magmar, Electabuzz, Sneasel, Kadabra and Haunter, still outspeed it (not to mention any Scarfed Pokemon). I can tell you now that Pikachu is not surviving an attack from any of those Pokemon.
I've been playing NFE for about 3 years now, and I've battled with both Pikachu and Trapinch. Trapinch is not a sweeper, but a tool to revenge kill ONE Pokemon on the foe's team who threatens the rest of your entire team; its Speed and defenses make it horrible set-up fodder, and it is very easily OHKOed. Pikachu without a Light Ball cannot stand up to OU NFE unless a very good amount of team support is used; any prepared OU NFE team can easily take Pikachu down.