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    Pokemon of the Week #3 - Flygon

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    Miyona
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    Pokemon of the Week #3 - Flygon

    Post by Miyona on Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:18 pm

    Pokemon of the Week


    Flygon (Tier BL)



    Ability:

    Levitate
    Flygon is unaffected by ground type attacks. Flygon is also immune to spikes and not affected by arena traps.


    Statistics:

    Statistics Min- Min Max Max+
    HP 80 - 301 364 -
    Atk 100 212 236 299 328
    Def 80 176 196 259 284
    SpA 80 176 196 259 284
    SpD 80 176 196 259 284
    Spe 100 212 236 299 328

    1st Set: Subsitute

    Nature: Adamant/Naughty

    Moveset:
    Substitute
    Earthquake
    Dragon Claw
    Stone Edge / Fire Blast

    Recomended Item: Leftovers
    Recomended Ev. Spread: 80 HP, 252 Atk, 176 Spd

    Flygon has good resistances, meaning its easy for Flygon to switch in and use substitute. Steels like Bronzong and Skarmory wall Flygon, so if you want to use Fire Blast, use a Naughty nature.

    2nd Set: Choice Scarf

    Nature: Naughty

    Moveset
    :
    Earthquake
    Stone Edge
    U turn
    Draco Meteor

    Recomended Item: Choice Scarf
    Recomended Evs Spread: 252 Atk, 112 SpAtk, 144 Spd

    Flygon makes for a good choice scarfer and a powerful hitter. Draco Meteor hits physical walls extremely hard, and U turn helps Flygon to escape from things like Forretress and Skarmory. 144 speed gives her 272 speed, which allows Flygon to outspeed everything with 270 speed and under with choice scarf like Heracross.

    3th Set: Choice Specs user

    Nature: Modest

    Moveset:
    Earthpower
    Giga Drain
    Draco Meteor
    Flamethrower


    Recomended Item: Choice Specs
    Recomended Ev. Spread: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    A basic Choice Specs set. Giga Drain suprises stuff like Swampert who would usually like to switch into Flygon. Special walls such as Snorlax and Blissey wall this set pretty easily.

    4th Set: Life Orb user

    Nature: Jolly

    Moveset:
    Earthquake
    Screech
    Roost
    Dragon Claw / Fire Punch


    Recomended Item: Life Orb
    Recomended Ev. Spread: 252 Atk, 40 Def, 216 Spd

    This set can hurt quite a few pokemon. Screech can hurt comman physical walls badly, allowing for most of them to be 2ohko by Earthquake. Fire Punch 2kos Skamory after a Screech and ohkos Forretress after one. Unfortunately, Fire Punch is an emerald tutor move, so you might have to just go with Dragon Claw. In that case, stuff like Skarmory of course walls you completely.

    Other Options:
    Not much other then what is listed. Crunch could be useful for things like Cresselia. Screech can cripple a pokemon on the switch in and make it easier to kill.

    Opinion:
    Flygon is in a similar postition it was in last generation. A good pokemon, but outclassed by the other dragons such as Salamence and Dragonite. Now, Nintendo has even created Garchomp, which is better then Flygon in almost every single way. U turn is a good move that Flygon now has, but until it gets something like Dragon Dance, it wont be outshining any of those three dragons in any kind of way.

    Counters:

    Like most dragons, Flygon has a 4x ice weaknesses. Any type of ice attack will kill Flygon easily. Unfortunately for Flygon, it doesn't have good enough attack power to scare off most of the common physical tanks and walls. Skarmory, Bronzong, and Forretress handle Flygon very easily outside of a fire type attack. Bulky waters like Suicune and Swampert can take any attack and scare Flygon off with an Ice Beam. Gyarados will have no problems with it outside of a Stone Edge. Flygon is also almost useless against Cresselia and Dusknoir.


    Last edited by Miyona on Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:14 am; edited 1 time in total

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