Mischievous Eyes : Meowstic has to be one of my all time favorite of the new annoyers which I’m pretty sure surprised alot of people! While the female’s movepool is catered more to being aggressive and offensive, the male’s movepool is perfectly setup for support and general annoying. 😀 Link: http://www.hohoushome.com/build.php?v=662
Basic Build: Meowstic makes a strong Double Wall. Using Leftovers should help Meowstic to recover it’s HP as the battle goes on. Meowstic’s Prankster ability factors in quite nicely giving priority to everything in this moveset. It works on the classic paralyz + confusion strategy. Confusion cuts the opponent’s ability to actually attack by 50% (and inflict damage to itself), while Parlyz factors in an additional 30% for a grand total of 80% chance your opponent wont be able to attack. What about that additional margin of attacking? Aside from it’s max defenses you’ve got a substitute to help control the hits (which with the help of leftovers can be created over and over to last for ages). Not to mention protect which only adds insult to injury as your opponent slowly whittles away at their own health… all I can say is LOL.
Meowstic @ Leftovers
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef /
Bold Nature (+Def , -Atk)
– Thunder Wave
Breeding Instructions: http://www.hohoushome.com/breed.php?v=662
To breed this Meowstic in your game is going to take alittle work but luckily all of it’s moves are TMs in Pokemon X and Y. Meowstic belongs to the Field egg group. Check the link for full instructions.
Summary: This build offers a nice change to the standard annoyers you might find nowadays (Klefki being the main new badboy). Thank you Wisdom for submitting this clever and irritating build.
Idiot: Tho we arn’t too fond of the name, this Espeon build quickly caught our attention. Special Sweepers come and go but Espeon has been stirring things up for a good while in previous generations (especially since the release of it’s Magic-Bounce ability). This build has the potential to really bring it back for the new generation’s meta.Link: http://www.hohoushome.com/build.php?v=648
Basic Build: Espeon is a strong Special Sweeper. Using Leftovers should help Espeon to recover it’s HP as the battle goes on. Hidden Power Flying will help Espeon deal with bug types that might try something (mainly Scizor, Heracross, and Pinsir are the biggest contestants). Dazzling Gleam is a popular fairy-type move that helps deal with primarily with popular Dark and Dragon -types. Espeon’s Magic-Bounce trait factors in quite nicely to reflect any status attempts used on it. Stored Power is an amazing STAB move (Same type attack bonus) that combos perfectly with Calm Mind to increase the amount of damage it does. Calm Mind increases both it’s Special Attack and Special Defense. After about (20 base x 2 stats x 6 possible increases) Espeon’s Stored Power becomes a whopping base 240 attack… and thats without calculating the STAB boost!
Espeon (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 16 HP / 252 SAtk / 240 Spd /
Modest Nature (+SAtk , -Atk)
– Calm Mind
– Stored Power
– Dazzling Gleam
– Hidden Power[Flying]
Breeding Instructions: http://www.hohoushome.com/breed.php?v=648
The hardest part about breeding this Pokemon into your game is getting the exact IVs needed for it’s hidden power to be Fighting.Espeon belongs to the Field egg group. Check the link for full instructions.
Summary: This build redefines the word ‘idiot proof’ (which we think would have been a better name). Thank you Bao2933 for submitting this amazing build.
So I recently discovered Pokemon in XY can be cloned now using 2 different methods. One that needs the help of another friend, and another solo method as well. Check the videos for the tutorial!
Topsy-turvy Switcheroo: Physical Sweepers come and go but Malamar is a surprising force to be reckoned with! At first glace it might seem like more of a Special attacker (especially considering how most psychic types usually play), but this is surprisingly one of my new favorites which I recently added to my own XY party.Link: http://www.hohoushome.com/build.php?v=544
Basic Build: Malamar makes a great Physical Sweeper, especially considering the power of it’s Contrary ability combined with Superpower (which under normal circumstances would hurt sweepers, but with the help of that ability only makes it THAT much more potent. Using Choice Scarf should allow Malamar to attack faster with the selected move, not to meantion Switcheroo to lock your opponent’s in place (if not causing them to switch up giving you time to setup). Also if needed with the help of the scarf and Topsy-Turvy, you can turn potential threats into weakened play-things.
Malamar @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd /
Jolly Nature (+Spd , -SAtk)
– Night Slash
– Topsy Turvy
Breeding Instructions: http://www.hohoushome.com/breed.php?v=544
Breeding this Malamar shouldn’t be too bad. Malamar belongs in the Water 1 and Water 2 egg groups. Check the link for full instructions.
Summary: This build offers a nice change to the standard metagame. Personally I think Malamar makes a great lead seeing as how it can be played with so many options. Beware of bug moves tho.. they can be quite painfull. Thanks RedSerperior for submitting this amazing build.
Gjenganger: A good Special Sweeper is hard to find however, Gengar has always been a nasty team member since it’s appearance back in Red/Blue (or Red/Green depending where you’re from)! It’s new mega form in gen6 is proving to be quite versatile with abunch of hazards for the newly popular competitive Pokemon in OU. Link: http://www.hohoushome.com/build.php?v=530
Basic Build: Gengar is a strong Special Sweeper. Gengarite increases it’s Special attack and Speed makes Gengar an even more powerful threat. it’s ability becomes shadow tag which prevents frightened foes from being unable to escape quite nicely. Thunderbolt gives nice coverage against bulky water types tho personally if it was me, I think I would prefer Protect better to keep it safe during it’s megavolution and as an added bonus poison fodder when your opponent gets poisoned from Sludge Bomb!
Gengar (F) @ Gengarite
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd /
Timid Nature (+Spd , -Atk)
– Shadow Ball
– Focus Blast
– Sludge Bomb
– Thunderbolt / Protect
Breeding Instructions: http://www.hohoushome.com/breed.php?v=530
This Gengar (like most Pokemon movesets) will require abit of breeding Gengar belongs to the Amorphous egg group. Check the link for full instructions.
Summary: This build shows off what a Gengar can really do. Thanks PsychoHail for submitting this sexy build.
This is GENIOUS! A very clever idea instead for legit macro pokemon. The only hack here is to the DS itself. Would love to get my hands the schematics for this!
In case you’re not up to speed with the world of Pokemon, nearly every species of this game’s titular creatures have a ‘shiny’ variety – a differently colored sprite for each pokemon. As far as gameplay goes, they’re exactly the same as their non-shiny brethren, but the shiny varieties are so impossibly rare not many players have seen them. [dekuNukem] over on Youtube has come up with a great way to find these shiny Pokemon automatically with the Hackaday reader’s favorite tools – an Arduino and a few parts from Sparkfun.
The build hinges on the fact that all shiny pokemon have a short animation whenever the player encounters them in the wild. This setup uses a fishing rod, so an Arduino Micro first presses the Y button to cast the rod, while the ‘duinos ADC listens to the audio signal until a bite is indicated.
A light sensor taped to…
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