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    Alakazam OU Analysis

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    Alakazam OU Analysis

    Post by Roxie on Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:41 pm

    Alakazam (OU Analysis)



    Alakazam has only one typing. but it is still very powerful. The speed and Special Attack that Alakazam possess is amazing and very scary when faced up against Pokemon such as Tyranitar, slower Dark-type Pokemon, normally Gengar, and slower Normal- or Steel-types. It has plenty of weaknesses [Bug, Ghost, Dark]. Alakazam is normally good as an attacker or set up sweeper (assuming Calm Mind is used). It has three abilities: Synchronize (if Alakazam gets statused, the opponent is statused), Inner Focus (which negates flinches), and Magic Guard (which negates indirect damage).

    Alakazam's base stats are:

    Base Stats:
    HP: 55
    Attack: 50
    Defense: 45
    Special Attack: 135
    Special Defense: 85
    Speed: 120

    EV Stats:
    HP: Min is 251. Max is 314.
    Attack: Min- is 122. Min is 136. Max is 199. Max+ 218.
    Defense: Min- is 113. Min is 126. Max is 189. Max+ is 207.
    Special Attack: Min- is 275. Min is 306. Max is 369. Max+ is 405.
    Special Defense: Min- is 185. Min is 206. Max is 269. Max+ is 295.
    Speed: Min- is 248. Min is 276. Max is 339. Max+ is 372.

    Substitute + 3 Attacks:
    Alakazam @ Life Orb / Focus Sash
    Trait: Magic Guard
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Moves: Substitute, Psyshock / Psychic, Shadow Ball, Focus Blast

    Boosting Sweeper:
    Alakazam @ Life Orb
    Trait: Magic Guard
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Moves: Calm Mind / Charge Beam, Psyshock / Psychic, Shadow Ball, Focus Blast


    This set is one of my own (I don’t know if this set is on Smogon or not).
    Alakazam @ Choice Scarf / Choice Specs
    Trait: Magic Guard
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Moves: Psyshock / Psychic, Shadow Ball, Energy Ball, Focus Blast


    Well, that’s all I have to say about Alakazam. Discuss away everyone!
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    Re: Alakazam OU Analysis

    Post by Octillery on Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:03 pm

    I've also seen TrickScarf variants, though they aren't as common as Life Orb users. Those sets pass Choice Scarf on to one Pokemon, preferably in exchange for a hazardous item which is suppressed my Magic Guard and can be passed on again. Works well with Alakazam's high speed.
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    Re: Alakazam OU Analysis

    Post by Kira Light on Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:44 pm

    I find Hidden Power [Fire] more useful than Energy Ball on Alakazam's Choice set, because it allows it to beat Ferrothorn, Forretress, Skarmory and Scizor. However, CB Scizor's Bullet Punch is a OHKO. Gastrodon is already 2HKO'd by Psyshock, so I find Hidden Power [Fire] a tad more useful. Alakazam is an amazing wallbreaker and sweeper thanks to its awesome Special Attack Stat, Speed, and its access to effective coverage. It's a fantastic late-game sweeper / finisher.
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    Re: Alakazam OU Analysis

    Post by Trinitrotoluene on Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:52 pm

    I'm doubting the viability of the Choice set, but go with whatever floats your boat.


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    Re: Alakazam OU Analysis

    Post by Kira Light on Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:00 pm

    This is a set I usually always use.

    Alakazam (F) @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Magic Guard
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Psyshock
    - Shadow Ball
    - Focus Blast
    - Hidden Power [Fire]

    The Sash lets it take a hit, letting Alakazam 2HKO a threat. The other moves are for coverage.

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