Greninja’s Protean

Greninja

Has anyone else noticed Greninja’s Hidden Ability Protean? View Greninja’s Pokedex Here

Protean basically allows Greninja to change it’s typing before it attacks to that same typing. This not only means Greninja gains STAB on all it’s moves but you can essentially change it’s typing every turn making it very hard for your opponent to get a decent hit off on it. It starts off normally as a Water/Dark type but let’s say it uses Aerial Ace (for example) it becomes a pure Flying type making that nasty ground move that was about to hurt you badly completely useless!

It’s moveset is somewhat diverse in-terms of typing allowing for pure Psychic, Fighting, Dark, Normal, Ghosts, Ground, Ice, Rock, and even Grass. Questions is what kind of moveset would offer it the best type of coverage against the most common types of foes? Any ideas?

Acrobatic Overkill

Acrobatic Overkill: I bet anything if Aladdin has this Jinn instead of that Genie, that whole movie would have turned out ALOT differently and probably alot sooner! In today’s metagame Physical Sweepers come and go but Tornadus really stirs things up! TornadusLink: http://www.hohoushome.com/build.php?v=73

Basic Build: Tornadus is a nasty Physical Sweeper. Flying Gem makes it so when the holder uses a damaging flying-type move, the move has 1.5x power and this item is consumed. Tornadus’s Prankster trait factors in quite nicely.

Tornadus (F) @ Flying Gem
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 5 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd /
Jolly Nature (+Spd , -SAtk)
– Acrobatics
– Bulk Up
– Tailwind
– Hammer Arm

Breeding Instructions: http://www.hohoushome.com/breed.php?v=73
Since Tornadus can’t breed, it’s Jolly nature must be obtained when it is first captured/obtained.

Summary: This build redefines the word ‘amazing’. This is one jinn that I don’t see getting bottled anytime soon. Thanks Falkner for submitting this amazing build.

Online Kalos Region Pokedex

new_pokedexLooking for Pokemon XY help? We’ve compiled a pretty nice Pokedex to help ya out. It’s still a work in progress but it goes over a good amount of movepools, typings, abilities, and more for these Generation 6 Pokemon! Check it out exclusively at Hohou’s Home!

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Halloween Arceus

Phantom Arceus: Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than to add a Spooky version of the Deity Arceus to your team? Physical Sweepers come and go but no other Pokemon has surprised Uber quite like Arceus! ArceusLink: http://www.hohoushome.com/build.php?v=504

Basic Build: Arceus is a nasty Physical Sweeper. Spooky Plate makes it so increases the power of the holder’s ghost moves by 20%.
held by a multitype pokemon: holder’s type becomes ghost. Arceus’s Multitype trait factors in quite nicely.

Arceus @ Spooky Plate
Trait: Multitype
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd /
Adamant Nature (+Atk , -SAtk)
– Swords Dance
– Shadow Claw/Shadow Force
– Brick Break
– ExtremeSpeed

Breeding Instructions: http://www.hohoushome.com/breed.php?v=504
Since Arceus can’t breed, it’s Adamant nature must be obtained when it is first captured/obtained.

Summary: This build is very impressive. Thanks PsychoHail for submitting this scary halloween Arceus build.

Boltbeamer Starmie

Boltbeamer: In all of the OU-tier, Starmie is a force to be reckoned with! Quite a popular choice in Gen5 and above, and granted Fairys seem to have taken the spotlight against Dragons at the moment but Boltbeamers are still an important class to help deal with them and other common threats!StarmieLink: http://www.hohoushome.com/build.php?v=266

Basic Build: Starmie is a extremely awesome Special Sweeper. Using Life Orb will help Starmie to do 30% more damage but it will take 10% of it’s max HP as damage each time it attacks (which for Starmie should be about 24-27 damage at level 100 in this build). Starmie’s Natural Cure ability factors in quite nicely.

Starmie @ Life Orb
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 45 HP / 240 SAtk / 225 Spd /
Modest Nature (+SAtk , -Atk)
– Thunderbolt
– Ice Beam
– Psychic
– Scald

Breeding Instructions: http://www.hohoushome.com/breed.php?v=266
To breed this Starmie in your game is going to take alittle work. Starmie belongs to the Water 3 egg group. Check the link for full instructions.

Summary: This build was designed quite nicely. Good coverage overall. Thanks FroakieMan for submitting this badass build.

Aggressive Fox

Intro: What does the fox say? they’ll never know until it’s too late!

Zoroark

Link: http://www.hohoushome.com/build.php?v=456

Basic Build: Zoroark’s Illusion ability continues aslong as he doesn’t get hit by the opponent. With this moveset, he can use substitute to exploit this and if needed use Night Daze to lower the opponent’s accuracy even more.

Zoroark (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Illusion
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd /
Timid Nature (+Spd , -Atk)
– Night Daze
– Flamethrower
– Focus Blast
– Substitute

Breeding Instructions: Breeding was pretty straight forward. Zoroark learns Night Daze around level 64 (BW2). The other moves are TM-learned.  http://www.hohoushome.com/breed.php?v=456

Summary: This build does take alittle getting used to but I used to hate Zoroark before I figured out how this worked. Just make sure you have a decent bait setup as your illusion. I prefer Water (to bait them out to a nice flammable grass-type) or a nice fighting-type (to attract psychic moves). Thanks RedSerperior for submitting this great build.

Choice Band Scizor

Intro: Imagine a priority attack that was quick, ruthless, and power packed to the extreme… It doesn’t normally exist yet, but can we create it? Let’s take a nice look at Scizor.

Scizor

Link: http://www.hohoushome.com/build.php?v=102

Basic Build: The concept here is pretty simple once you do all the math. It’s main move here is Bullet Punch (and to a lesser extent Pursuit when you can predict the switch). Bullet punch is a priority steel-typed move that packs base 40 damage whollup. Scizor being a Bug/Steel-type gains a nice STAB bonus by using it and an additional 1.5x boost thanks to it’s Technician ability. Combine that with Choice Band for another 1.5x and we just created a priority base 180 (40 x 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5) smack to the face! Factor in the max attack EVs and destruction surrounds you.

Scizor (F) @ Choice Band
Trait: Technician
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SDef /
Adamant Nature (+Atk , -SAtk)
– U-turn
– Bullet Punch
– Superpower
– Pursuit

Breeding Instructions: The hardest part about breeding this is heading over to the move tutor to teach it Superpower (which isn’t really that hard). By level 9, you can get this Scizor setup. EV-training and move acquisition instructions can be found here:  http://www.hohoushome.com/breed.php?v=102

Summary: Scizor’s other moves help fill in typing concerns but you really need to be aware of nasty fire-types which resist Steel attacks and do 4x damage to Scizor. This moveset isn’t flawless but it makes for a pretty nasty addition to any team. Thanks RedSerperior for submitting this great build.

Pokemon Origins Review

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So I just finished watching Pokemon Origins and I’ve got to say I loved it. I felt it was very short (only 4 episodes long) considering all the potential it has it (and since most animes have atleast 7-13 episodes…) but I was still quite happy. They skimmed through a good portion of the adventure but atleast they recapped it quite nicely (much like they did in Firered/Leafgreen with the journal). The whole point of this was to explain and grow interest in the First generation Pokemon. It was a good tie in for the anniversary allowing the kids who grew up in the Kanto Generation to enjoy some nostalgia while allowing the newer generation of trainers to discover Pokemon they may not have even knew existed or Pokemon thought to be nowhere near as “powerful” as today’s Pokemon. Basically increasing the appeal of the nostalgic Pokemon since it appears Pokemon X and Y will feature alot of throwbacks.

The show itself wasn’t without it’s faults here and there tho. There was one scene in particular where Cubone’s mother was killed by a Team Rocket Grunt using an electric baton… I understand baton’s hurt (especially metal police ones) so I left it at that, but the fact that it was electric versus a GROUND type? It irked me alittle but Grunts aren’t supposed to be too bright I suppose. Overall in terms of the rare goofs, we should probably just be thankful Red didn’t have to travel to any alternate dimensions to get certain dimensionally exclusive Pokemon. I was disappointed in Red reaching Giovanni yet not knowing much about battle matchups and ending up getting his butt whopped. I figured he would have known atleast that much by then but again they were sticking to him being in the mindset of a 10 year old – as most children that age it’s rarely about strategy and usually about coolness and power – so it worked out. He seems to learn it along the way to the Elite 4 atleast (tho they skimmed that part – of course).

Red surprisedI must say the tie in into the Pokemon XY they used was pretty clever and got me excited even more for certain features the new game is going to feature (Especially since this new mechanic is allowing older Pokemon to be more viable in the current metagame). With the new game being released in four more days, the hype is only growing and the series’s length should allow fans everywhere to be able to watch it quickly before it comes out. The special holds alot of potential and with some hardcore praying to Arceus maybe Gamefreak will be able to go more indepth and fill in the gaps between the episodes.

To conclude, if you haven’t seen it yet – Get it, watch it, and thank me later. It was DEFINITELY worth the time trying to find it. Sit around with your Pokemon loving friends and invite the young ones in your home to join. Pokemon has always had the power to bring people closer together. You might be surprised as to how this little series can bridge the gaps between fans everywhere regardless of the age barriers… enjoy!

Which Generation 6 game are YOU getting?

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October 12th is just around the corner and the question on everyone’s mind has been which version are you getting? Pokemon X with Xerneas or Pokemon Y with Yveltal? Feel free to tell us why in the comments below! The Megacharizards? The Megamewtwos? Or do you think anything past gen1 sucks? Voice your opinions!