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    Volcarona (OU)

    Post by Kira Light on Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:40 pm

    VOLCARONA




    Introduction

    Despite only being ranked at #25 in the BW OU Usage Statistics in the month of March, Volcarona is undeniably one of the most dangerous sweepers in the metagame. Its ability to boost its 3 best stats by using a single move (Quiver Dance), allows it to break through many walls and rip teams apart. It has many viable sets, adding to its versatility as a sweeper and wallbreaker. Its powerful Fire-type moves can get boosted by the Sun, which dents holes even in opponents that resist its Fire moves, and make this bug even harder to counter. It does have a single downfall, though. It is 4 times weak to the common Stealth Rock. That's why it always needs Rapid Spin support to function effectively.

    Moves' descriptions

    Quiver Dance: Boosts the user's Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by 1 stage each.
    Fiery Dance: Deals damage and has a 50% chance to boost the user's Special Attack by one stage. The move does not give a boost if it misses or has no effect on the opponent. (80 Base Power / Fire-type)
    Bug Buzz: Deals damage and has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage. It is a sound-based attack, so does not affect Pokemon with the ability Soundproof. (90 Base Power / Bug-type)
    Morning Sun: When no weather conditions are present, this move heals the user by 50% of its maximum HP. In rain, sandstorm, and hail, this move heals the user by 25% of its maximum HP. In sun, this move heals the user by 66.67% of its maximum HP.
    Hidden Power: Deals damage. Depending on the user's IVs, the type and Base Power of the move can be altered. (70 Base Power / Move type depending on user's IV spread)
    Substitute: The user loses 1/4 of its max HP and creates a Substitute. This Substitute takes damage for the user and blocks most non-damaging moves.
    Hurricane: Deals damage and has a 30% chance to confuse the target. In rain, this move has 100% accuracy. In sun, this move has 50% accuracy. (120 Base Power / Flying-type)
    Rest: The user goes to sleep for two turns, restores all HP, and is cured of burn, paralysis, and poison. Fails if the user has max HP.

    Movesets


    Bulky Quiver Dance

    Volcarona @ Leftovers
    Ability: Flame Body
    EVs: 240 HP / 216 Def / 52 Spe
    Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk)
    - Quiver Dance
    - Fiery Dance
    - Bug Buzz
    - Morning Sun

    Offensive Quiver Dance

    Volcarona @ Life Orb
    Ability: Flame Body
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
    - Quiver Dance
    - Bug Buzz
    - Fire Blast / Fiery Dance
    - Hidden Power [Rock] / Hidden Power [Ground]

    Rain Volcarona

    Volcarona @ Leftovers / Life Orb
    Ability: Flame Body
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk) / Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
    - Quiver Dance
    - Bug Buzz
    - Hurricane
    - Fire Blast / Substitute

    ChestoRest

    Volcarona @ Chesto Berry
    Ability: Flame Body
    EVs: 160 HP / 252 SpA / 96 Spe
    Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
    - Quiver Dance
    - Rest
    - Fire Blast / Fiery Dance
    - Bug Buzz

    Substitute

    Volcarona @ Leftovers
    Ability: Flame Body
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
    - Substitute
    - Fiery Dance / Fire Blast
    - Bug Buzz
    - Quiver Dance

    Other Options


    • Charcoal can be used to increase Volcarona's Fire-type moves (Fiery Dance, Fire Blast) by 20%.
    • Solarbeam, in order to take out Gastrodon. Sun support is needed to use this move effectively.
    • Flamethrower, for more initial power than Fiery Dance, and more reliability than Fire Blast.
    • Toxic, to cripple opponents.
    • Whirlwind, to phaze set-up sweepers.


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    Discuss!


    Last edited by Kira Light on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:24 am; edited 4 times in total
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    Re: Volcarona (OU)

    Post by Trinitrotoluene on Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:10 pm

    For the offensive Quiver Dance set, I think that Modest is a better nature. Also, HP Ground should be slashed first if sun is being used alongside Volcarona. Just my two cents. Also, if you couldn't figure it out, Volcarona is one of my favorite Pokemon.


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