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How To Use Crawdaunt On Pokemon Showdown!

Discussion in 'Pokémon General' started by MyApolloProject, Nov 1, 2014.

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  1. MyApolloProject

    Sep 28, 2014
    Crawdaunt @ Choice Band
    Ability: Adaptability
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Knock Off
    - Crabhammer
    - Aqua Jet
    - Crunch

    Knock Off's strength and utility are what set Crawdaunt apart from other wallbreakers as it is the strongest user of the move. Not only are there few defensive Pokémon that resist the Dark-type, but almost all of them lose their item when struck with Knock Off, rendering them much easier to beat. Crabhammer's power is also incredibly impressive; achieving a 2HKO on max HP Azumarill with a resisted move is something else. Aqua Jet is weaker, but it gives Crawdaunt some utility against faster teams, letting it force out important and frail members of the opposing team, creating opportunities to throw around Crabhammer or Knock Off. Beyond pressuring frail Pokémon, Aqua Jet provides revenge killing utility against dangerous threats such as a weakened Mega Tyranitar. While Crunch appears completely redundant with Knock Off, its superior power against Mega Pokémon allows Crawdaunt to break past the bulkiest ones, such as Venusaur. Swords Dance on such a slow and frail Pokémon is understandably questionable, but it makes Crawdaunt an even more fearsome stallbreaker. It will only be successful if applied carefully against opponents, but when it is successful it bursts open the proverbial dam of defenses for other team members to capitalize on. Aerial Ace can be run for the sole purpose of sniping Chesnaught, but has little use otherwise. Finally, Superpower can be run in the final slot. Though situational, it lets Crawdaunt easily destroy Mega Gyarados, which walls it otherwise.

    (Information Exported Directly From Smogon University) LINK: http://www.smogon.com/dex/xy/pokemon/crawdaunt
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    Pixil Pokémon Professor

    Apr 2, 2013
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