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    Best Offensive Cores!

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    Best Offensive Cores!

    Post by Kira Light on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:59 pm

    In this thread, you are free to discuss about which offensive cores are deemed most effective! Discuss about their offensive synergy and what they can accomplish together as a core. For example, one Pokemon can free the way for its teammate to sweep, and vice-versa. The formatting should go like this.
    • Name of the two Pokemon forming the core
    • Brief justification

    I'll start off by giving an example.

    Landorus and Terrakion

    In the Sand, Landorus and Terrakion form a solid offensive duo. Together, they can muscle through opposing teams with their sheer power and strong STAB moves. Most Landorus tend to carry Hidden Power [Ice], which lets you beat Gliscor, the main Terrakion counter. With Gliscor gone thanks to its teammate, Landorus, Terrakion can finally start sweeping through teams. On the other hand, Terrakion eliminates Ferrothorn, which can cause problems to Landorus. This is why they form a solid offensive core, as they both benefit from strong moves that help each other eliminate their counters. Since Terrakion has a weakness to Fighting-type moves, Landorus does great in switching into those types of moves. Landorus has a fatal weakness to Ice type moves, which allows you to switch into Terrakion, who isn't weak to Ice-type moves. They are both weak to Water-type moves, though.

    I'll update this with people's recommendations. Discuss!

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    Re: Best Offensive Cores!

    Post by Trinitrotoluene on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:34 pm

    Venusaur + Volcarona + Infernape OR Darmanitan

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    Justification: Under the sun, these three Pokemon exert a massive amount of offensive pressure that gives stall a difficult time in walling them. Darmanitan's / Infernape's powerful physical Fire-type STAB decimates the common physical walls, and both have tools which allow them to get past the common special walls. Once the special walls are gone, Venusaur or Volcarona can break through teams. While Venusaur has raw speed, Growth, and great Grass STAB, Volcarona has Quiver Dance, excellent offensive stats to abuse Quiver Dance, and the ability to set up on weaker special attacks. Any of these sweepers, when boosted, become problematic for opposing teams to deal with.


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    Re: Best Offensive Cores!

    Post by Tõx on Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:15 am

    Landorus + Metagross

    Justification: In the sand,SwordDance Landorus is an extremely deadly sweeper,but he gets easily walled by Skarmory,Brozorg and,if it has a proper defensive investement, also Rotom-w can give trouble to the sand genie.What really makes them counters is their Ground immunity,given from an ability or their secondary typing.
    All this pokèmons metioned above tend also to switch in when Metagross is on the field,what makes him a great candidate to trick onto them an IronBall,making them susceptible to ground moves,so that Landorus can freely abuse one of the strongest EQ in the game.
    I am not sure if it can be called a "Core",but it works.
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    Re: Best Offensive Cores!

    Post by harsha on Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:09 am

    Small nitpick, Terrakion does NOT resist Ice, Gonogo. Here is a simple one!
    Simple VoltTurn Core

    This is one of the simplest and most used out there. The idea is to use the power behind both of these Pokemon to continuously spam Volt Switch and U-turn to scout for favorable matchups. When you sufficiently weaken all walls, one of these two Pokemon can sweep with ease. Ground-types can switch into Volt Switch, causing some problems for Rotom-W. However, they won't dare switch into it with ease due to Hydro Pump, so this can be taken advantage of.

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