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.
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.