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.
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]
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.
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!
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.
Beauty That Bites: A good Physical Sweeper is hard to find however with Generation 6 alot of Pokemon had the spotlight shone upon them once more! Despite having it’s head and hair confused for nearly every game, Mawile has always been a very pretty Pokemon to look at. Considering it’s new megaform in Pokemon XY, this seems like the perfect new addition to almost any team!Link: http://www.hohoushome.com/build.php?v=508
Basic Build: Mawile is a amazing Physical Sweeper. The equipped Life Orb should help Mawile to do 30% more damage but it will take 10% of it’s max HP as damage each time it attacks (which for Mawile should be about 21-24 damage at level 100 in this build). Mawile’s Sheer Force trait factors in quite nicely. Althought the Megastone will be an even greater item in my opinion – otherwise this build is perfect for previous generations.
Mawile (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 28 HP / 252 Atk / 228 Spd /
Jolly Nature (+Spd , -SAtk)
– Swords Dance
– Iron Head
– Sucker Punch
– Ice Punch
Basic Pokemon breeder knowledge should be enough to make this Mawile. Mawile belongs in the Field and Fairy egg groups. Check the link for full instructions.
Summary: This build was designed quite nicely. Thanks Triforce for submitting this great build.
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! Link: 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.
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!Link: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intro: Imagine yourself in a seemingly hopeless sweep where your opponent has somehow managed to power up one of his Pokemon with an insane amount of stat bonuses. It’s too fast to haze or whirlwind out, none of your Pokemon have Red-tag on them, and you can only sit there and stare in horror as your Party gets one-shotted one after another. If only you had some way to change the tide and flip their speedy steroid packing sweeper around on them…. oh wait! Wynaut just copy them? They say imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery so let’s show your opponent exactly how much you enjoyed their attempt at sweeping your team under the rug. 😀
Basic Build: The basic idea here is simple. Opponent has a stat boosted Pokemon. You send out Ditto who auto-transforms upon it’s release from the Pokeball thanks to it’s Imposter ability, then you attack your opponent first using your Choice Scarf and move on to destroy the rest of their team. Granted your speed might tie if your opponent is also using a Choice Scarf, but it isn’t a common practice when using a stat booster sweeper (unless maybe Baton Pass was involved).
Breeding Instructions: The tricky part about breeding this is that you’ve got to find a Ditto directly from the dreamworld to get the Impostor ability. EV-training instructions can be found here: http://www.hohoushome.com/breed.php?v=23
Summary:This Ditto is pretty much a staple in each of my Pokemon teams. The only issues I have using it is the occasional having to switch out due to useless locked moves (such as Earthquake when your opponent switches to Flying) (but of course this is easily remedied by switching to a different Pokemon – usually a nice wall or cleric) and the little detail where Ditto’s copied moves are set to 5 PP each (meaning after your 5th attack you’ll have to switch unless you wanna start struggling). Healers/Clerics will help keep Ditto strong for multiple transformations. I once beat a trainer using their exact Pokemon Team via my Imposter Ditto and a crap ton of wishes Umbreon. Overall tho it’s a great way to counter stat-based sweeps and steal the otherwise guaranteed victory from your opponent and is definitely a build I will use for many battles to come.