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Nuzlocke Video Games  Pokémon Spotlight

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A place for underrated Pokémon to shine!

Squiggy Azalea

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This is a direct port of the original Pokémon Spotlight thread from the Nuzlocke Forums over at Tapatalk. Since the forums are going to move, I've decided to move the thread as well.

With that said...

Hello there, Nuzforums! My name is Squiggy and I'm posting this topic here to show you guys a little project that I've been planning for a few days or so alongside the moderators and the contributors of the forums: Pokémon Spotlight!

Now what exactly is Pokémon Spotlight, you may ask? It's essentially a small biweekly event that I will be doing alongside other fellow contributors who are willing to participate! The purpose of this event is to highlight one (or multiple) Pokémon that are considered underutilized, underrated or something similar to that in order to incentivize players to use these underused Pokémon in their future Nuzlocke runs!

Now, What happens when a Pokémon is spotlighted? Well, for starters, it receives a post in this topic (obviously) with a small introductory text on how the Pokémon fares overall in the games it's in and how it works. After that, we're going to talk about the performances in the various games it's in! Each of these is divided in four segments:

-A more detailed description regarding how the Pokémon fares in the game
-Where to find said Pokémon
-Any notable good matchups that the Pokémon has
-And finally, an overall rating, using the rankings from the Nuzlocke Viability Rankings, as shown here.

Finally, is it possible to suggest a Pokémon to be spotlighted? Yes! by filling out this questionnaire, you can suggest for a Pokémon to be spotlighted, that way the topic doesn't get too spammed with Pokémon requests.

With that said, I hope you guys enjoy the first ever Pokémon Spotlight: the Jellyfish Pokémon, Tentacruel!



(Special thanks to Revenant for making this awesome Tentacruel art!)

Introduction: The Tentacool line is easily one of the most common Water-type lines in all of Pokémon. Often used in the Kanto and Hoenn games, this Water/Poison Pokémon with a statline of 80 HP/70 Atk/65 Def/80 SpAtk/120 SpDef/100 Spd is often considered one of the better Water-types in the games it’s in, and for good reasons. A solid defensive typing, backed up by amazing special bulk and pretty decent offensive stats, making it possible for the line to run either physical attacks, special attacks or mixed. However, that doesn’t mean it’s without its flaws. Its physical bulk is rather poor for starters, which means it’ll have a rough time against any physical foe without any buffs to its Defense stat, be it via Barrier or X Defends or what you have.
Regardless, the Tentacruel line is overall a great Pokémon to have on your team with its amazing typing, statline and movepool options.


GEN 1 (RBY): This Pokémon has had an incredible start in its debut generation. With an incredibly high 120 base Special stat (which counts as both Special Attack and Special Defense in gen 1!), a deceptively high base Speed of 100 and a pretty sizeable movepool by Gen 1 standards packed with the ever-so-classic Ice Beam and Surf combo, the infamous Gen 1 Wrap backed by Swords Dance support, and status moves like Barrier to patch up its inferior Defense stat and Toxic for that sweet chip damage, it’s no wonder that Tentacruel’s one of the best Water-types in the game!
Where To Find: Routes 19, 20, 21, Seafoam Islands (Yellow only) by Surfing, Pallet Town, Viridian City (RB Only), Vermilion City (Yellow only), Routes 11 (Yellow only), 12 (RB only), 13, 17, 18 via Super Rod
Notable Good Matchups: Erika, Koga, Giovanni fight 1, 2 and 3, Blaine, Bruno, Lance
Movesets: Surf/Blizzard or Ice Beam/Wrap/Swords Dance (Offensive Mixed)
Surf/Blizzard or Ice Beam/Wrap/Barrier (Mixed tank)
Overall Rating: A+



GEN 2 (GSC): Gen 2 was a Generation of changes, and for our Jellyfish Pokémon, most of them… weren’t that positive. While it did gain access to an amazingly potent STAB option in Sludge Bomb and a pretty cool coverage option in Giga Drain during the postgame, it was nothing compared to the devastating loss of its mighty 120 Special stat, turning it into a base 80 Special Attack and a base 120 Special Defense respectively. Despite all of this, however, Tentacruel still manages to pull its weight incredibly well, even with 40 less points of Special Attack with its still great options such as Surf and Sludge Bomb, alongside the usual Barrier, and the new Icy Wind (or Blizzard if you have the cash for it) and even Kanto exclusive TMs such as Toxic and Giga Drain! Crystal players can also have the privilege of giving their Tentacruel the ability to learn Ice Beam once they become the Champion, so there’s also that option to look forward to!

Where to find: Routes 12, 13, 20, 21, 26, 27, 41, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Vermilion City, Olivine City, Cinnabar Island (Surfing and Fishing)
Routes 19, 34, 40, Olivine City, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Whirl Islands 1F, Union Cave B2F (Surfing)
Notable Good Matchups: Chuck, Jasmine, Petrel fight 1, Pryce, Archer, Clair, Koga, Bruno, Lance, Brock, Erika, Janine, Blaine
Movesets: Surf/Sludge Bomb/Barrier/Icy Wind or Blizzard (Overall Use, last moveslot can be replaced by Ice Beam if player has beaten E4 and Champion in Crystal)
Surf/Sludge Bomb/Giga Drain/Icy Wind or Blizzard (Offensive, last slot can be replaced with Ice Beam by Crystal players)
Overall Rating: A+



Gen 3 (RSE): If you’ve done a Nuzlocke of a Hoenn game before, odds are that you caught a Tentacruel or its pre-evolution in one of Hoenn’s multiple sea routes. Not much has changed from the transition to Gen 3, as it’s backed up with the same tools it had and the return of others as well (Hello, early Ice Beam!).
Where to find: Every Hoenn sea route, Abandoned Ship, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Sootopolis City, Lilycove City, all by surfing, with the exception of Sootopolis, where you can only get it by fishing.
Notable Good Matchups: Brawly, Flannery, Winona, Tate & Liza, Maxie fight 2, Maxie and Tabitha (Emerald exclusive), Archie fight 2, Juan (Emerald exclusive), Wallace (RS battle), Sydney, Glacia, Drake, Steven (RS battle), Wallace (Emerald battle)
Movesets: Surf/Sludge Bomb/Barrier/Ice Beam (General usage)
Overall Rating: A+



Gen 3 (FRLG): And now, back to Kanto! While it’s Clear as its own Body that Tentacruel’s power is far from the good ol’ days of 1996, it still has its solid statline and movepool that we’re all used to. The lack of Sludge Bomb does hurt Tentacruel a little bit, but it manages to pull through as it’s one of the few Poison-Types in the game that really doesn’t need Sludge Bomb in the long run.
Where to find: Routes 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 24, Treasure Beach, Kindle Road, Bond Bridge, Pallet Town, Cerulean City, Vermilion City, One Island, all by Surfing.
Notable Good Matchups: Koga, Blaine, Giovanni fight 3, Bruno, Lance
Movesets: Surf/Ice Beam/Barrier/Return (RIP Sludge Bomb ;-;7)
Surf/Substitute/Toxic/Barrier (Stall/Defensive)
Overall Rating: A



Gen 4 (DPPt): This generation is like the gift that keeps on giving for our beloved jellyfish! With access to new options (Poison Jab, Waterfall, Natural Gift, Toxic Spikes, the Choice Specs), enhancements to older options (Giga Drain, Sludge Bomb) and the return of Swords Dance, Tentacruel’s ready to kick some more butt with the same power it has in previous game! While it does come a bit lateish during a typical Sinnoh adventure, it shouldn’t be too much of an issue to deter you from using this deadly marine Pokémon and its buffed-up arsenal.
Where to find: Routes 205, 213, 218, 219, 220, 221 and 222, Canalave City, Sunyshore City (Platinum only), Pastoria City, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks, Iron Island, all by Surfing.
Notable Good Matchups: Byron, Mars Battle 2, Saturn Battle 1, Candice, Cyrus Battle 1, Saturn Battle 2, Cyrus Battle 2, Aaron, Bertha, Flint
Movesets: Surf/Ice Beam/Sludge Bomb or Giga Drain/Toxic or Toxic Spikes or Barrier (Overall Usage)
Waterfall/Poison Jab/Return or Natural Gift/Swords Dance (Physical)
Surf/Toxic Spikes or Toxic/Substitute/Barrier (Stall/Defensive)
Overall rating: A



Gen 4 (HGSS): With the return to Johto, Tentacruel now has access to a lot more stuff than it had back in GSC. Much of it is still the same in the previous iteration, such as Surf and Sludge Bomb, while others are typical, but brand new in Johto, such as Toxic Spikes and Ice Beam to name a few. As always, a great option to use in a Nuzlocke.
Where to find: Routes 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 32, 34, 40, 41, 47, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave 3F, Whirl Islands 1F-B2F, Vermilion City, Cinnabar Island, Pallet Town (Surfing and Fishing), Route 12 (Fishing)
Notable Good Matchups: Chuck, Jasmine, Petrel Battle 1, Ariana Battle 1, Pryce, Petrel Battle 2, Ariana Battle 2, Archer, Clair, Koga, Bruno, Lance, Brock, Erika, Janine, Blaine
Movesets: Surf/Ice Beam/Sludge Bomb/Barrier or Toxic Spikes (General Usage pre-Kanto, Sludge Bomb can be replaced with Giga Drain if in Kanto)
Waterfall/Swords Dance/Poison Jab/Natural Gift or Return (Physical)
Overall rating: A+



Gen 6 (XY): With the jump to 3D, the best thing Tentacruel obtained is a new, if somewhat redundant, coverage option in Dazzling Gleam, and a few niche options in Hex, Venoshock, Infestation and so on. However, with the addition of the new Fairy-type in this Generation, Tentacruel has an improved offensive and defensive utility, as now it can use its Sludge Bomb as more than an easier way to deal with enemy Grass-types. Of course, that’s always backed up by the usual tools that Tentacruel has at its disposal!
Where to find: Routes 8 and 12, Ambrette Town, Cyllage City, Shalour City, Azure Bay, all by Surfing
Notable Good Matchups: Ramos, Aliana fight 1, Valerie, Mable fight 1, Lysandre Fight 1, Aliana fight 2, Bryony fight 2, Lysandre fight 2 and 3, Shauna fight 2, Wulfric, Malva, Drasna, Wikstrom, Diantha
Movesets: Surf/Sludge Bomb or Sludge Wave/Ice Beam/Dazzling Gleam (General Offensive Use)
Surf/Infestation or Hex or Venoshock/Toxic or Toxic Spikes/Substitute (Stall/Defensive)

Waterfall/Poison Jab/Return/Swords Dance (Physical)
Overall Rating: A+



Gen 6 (ORAS): We’re back in Hoenn, and with the addition of DexNav in the game, come a slew of new tools in Tentacool’s Egg Moves (Confuse Ray, Acupressure, Aqua Ring, Knock Off and Tickle to name a few!). Aside from that, Tentacruel’s essentially the same as it was back in RSE, just… slightly worse, because of how some options are now available at later points in the game compared to RSE, like the Ice Beam ™ (a whole 4 badges later!)
Where to find: Every Hoenn Sea Route, Dewford Town, Ever Grande City, Mossdeep City, Pacifidlog Town, Seafloor Cavern, Sealed Chamber, Shoal Cave, Slateport City, Lilycove City, Victory Road, Sea Mauville, Team Aqua/Magma Hideout
Notable Good Matchups: Brawly, Wally fight 1, Flannery, Tabitha/Shelley fight 2, Winona, Courtney/Matt fight 2, Tate and Liza, Maxie/Archie fight 2, Wallace, Glacia, Drake, Steven
Movesets: Surf or Scald/Sludge Bomb or Sludge Wave/Ice Beam/Dazzling Gleam or Barrier or Acupressure (DexNav exclusive!) (General use)
Surf/Toxic or Toxic Spikes/Substitute/Venoshock or Hex or Infestation or Aqua Ring (DexNav Exclusive) (Stall)
Waterfall/Poison Jab/Return or Knock Off (DexNav Exclusive)/Swords Dance
Overall Rating: A


Gen 7 (SMUSUM): With the arrival to Alola, Tentacool and its evolution really haven’t gotten many changes to their movesets or anything else, however they, much like every other Pokémon in Gen 7, benefit a lot from the new Z-Moves, providing it with offensive firepower similar to the likes of RBY!Tentacruel once per battle. It is worth noting that the Tentacool line fares slightly better in SM than in USUM due to the ridiculously early availability of the Scald TM in that game, something that their USUM counterpart does not have. Regardless, they still fare very similar as an incredibly solid line throughout the games.
Where to find: Route 1 (SM Only), 7, 14, 15, Melemele Sea, Kala’e Bay, Hano Beach, Brooklet Hill, Secluded Shore (SM Only), Poni Wilds (SM Only), Poni Breaker Coast (USUM Only), Ancient Poni Path (USUM Only), all by Surfing.
Notable Good Matchups: Totem Wishiwashi (SM), Totem Araquanid (USUM), Totem Salazzle (SM), Totem Marowak (USUM), Olivia, Guzma fight 1, Totem Mimikyu, Plumeria fight 2, Guzma fight 2, Nanu, Guzma fight 3, Lusamine, Totem Kommo-o (SM), Lusamine fight 2 (SM), Mina (USUM), Mallow (US), Lana (UM), Kiawe (USUM), Nanu (UM), Totem Ribombee (USUM), Hapu, Hala fight 2 (SM), Olivia fight 2
Movesets: Scald/Ice Beam/Sludge Bomb/Dazzling Gleam or Giga Drain(USUM only) (Specially Offensive)
Scald/Giga Drain/Venoshock/Toxic Spikes or Toxic (Offensive w/ Venoshock)

Overall Rating: A



Gen 7 (LGPE): We’re back in Kanto for this one, and it’s pretty much the usual stuff: Tentacruel, as always, is really good! With all of the offensive options from Alola returning back in full force once again in this region, the Jellyfish Pokémon is back in action!
Where to find: Routes 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, Seafoam Islands, all via Sea Skim.
Notable Good Matchups: Koga, Blue, Giovanni fight 2, Blaine, Giovanni fight 3, Trace fight 6, Bruno, Agatha, Lance, Champion Trace
Movesets: Surf or Scald/Ice Beam/Mega Drain or Dazzling Gleam/Sludge Bomb (Offensive)
Waterfall/Poison Jab/Barrier or Reflect/Headbutt or Facade (Physical)


Overall Rating: A+
 

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Hey guys, welcome back to another edition of Pokémon Spotlight! Apologies if the second entry was a bit too delayed, I had to deal with school and other commitments during these two weeks, but I hope you guys are prepared for this entry, as the next Pokémon we're tackling is none other than the Magnet Pokémon and its evolution, the Magnet Area Pokémon, Magneton and Magnezone!



(Major thanks to Bug for making this awesome Magneton art!)

Introduction: The Magnemite line is one of three evolutionary lines that has appeared in every single region in the main series Pokémon games, alongside the Zubat and Psyduck line. As an Electric/Steel type with a statline of 50 HP/60 Atk/95 Def/120 SpA/70 SpDef/70 Spd, Magneton is one tough nut to crack thanks to its typing, allowing it to reach up to 13 resistances. Those defenses are also backed up by a stellar 120 Special Attack, which means that its STAB options will hit really hard. In Gen 4, it gained a new evolution in Magnezone, with a statline of 70 HP/70 Atk/115 Def/130 SpAtk/90 SpDef/60 Spd, making the line a much more reliable asset to any team in a Nuzlocke. However, it’s not without its flaws. While it’s true that its STAB options are incredibly potent, it really doesn’t have too many options in terms of offensive coverage, aside from Tri Attack and Signal beam, and its bulk as a Magneton is a bit lowish if you attack it with a neutral or supereffective move… regardless, that’s still just about a third of the type chart, which makes the Magnemite line an amazing defensive option for your team in any of your Nuzlockes.



GEN 1 (RBY): Magneton is an entirely different beast in Gen 1 compared to its future counterparts: while its typing is much worse, what with it being a pure Electric-type compared to Electric/Steel, it has a much higher special bulk thanks to its base 120 Special stat. Its main specialty is hitting opponents hard with Thunderbolts and… that’s pretty much it. There really aren’t that many good moveset options for Magneton, save for the likes of Thunder Wave, Hyper Beam or Double-Edge, Reflect, Toxic and Substitute, meaning that if it faces anything that resists Normal or Electric-type moves (especially the latter) it’s going to be a sitting duck. It’s worth noting, however, that Magnemite can be gotten a lot earlier in Yellow than in RB, so if players are interested in using a Gen 1 Magneton ASAP, then that’s probably the best option.

Where to find: Power Plant, Route 10 (Yellow only)

Notable good matchups: Koga, Blue fight 7, Lorelei, Lance, Champion Blue

Movesets: Thunderbolt/Hyper Beam, Double-Edge/Thunder Wave, Toxic/Substitute, Reflect, Screech (General Usage)

Overall rating: B (RB), A- (Yellow)



GEN 2 (GSC): And now we’re back in familiar territory! While its Special Defense has tanked by 50 points in the transition to the second generation, it also gained an additional Steel-typing, granting it a whopping 13 resistances (and one immunity!) in total, improving its overall bulk. However, its movepool issues were worsened, as it lost access to Thunderbolt for the entirety of the trip through the Johto region, meaning that it has to rely on either the weak Thundershock or the inaccurate Thunder. Regardless of these flaws, it is still a good defensive Pokémon to have on your team.

Where to find: Routes 6, 11, 38, 39, Power Plant (Crystal only)

Notable good matchups: Morty, Eusine, Petrel fight 1, Silver fight 4 Ariana fight 1, Pryce, Petrel fight 2, Ariana fight 2, Clair, Silver fight 5, Will, Koga, Karen, Lance, Misty, Janine, Sabrina

Movesets: Thunder, Thunderbolt (Crystal only)/Return, Tri Attack (Crystal only)/Thunder Wave/Rain Dance, Screech (General usage)

Overall rating: B



GEN 3 (RSE): Magneton’s move to the advanced generation didn’t give it any noteworthy buffs, save for the return of Thunderbolt. It benefits a lot from the regional shift to the Water-type infested Hoenn region, making it a valuable asset in any RSE team.

Where to find: New Mauville

Notable good matchups: All Aqua Admin fights, R119 Rival fight, Winona, Lilycove Rival fight, Archie, Wallace (RS only), Juan (Emerald only), Wally, Sidney, Phoebe, Glacia, Champion Wallace (Emerald only)

Movesets: Thunderbolt/Tri Attack, Return/Thunder Wave/Screech, a special Hidden Power, Supersonic, Reflect (General Usage)

Overall rating: A



GEN 3 (FRLG): With the return to the Kanto region, Magneton can now tank through a lot more foes this time, thanks to its Steel typing granting it new advantageous matchups against the numerous Poison-types and notorious Psychic-types. Aside from that, it’s essentially the same as RSE Magneton.

Where to find: Power Plant

Notable good matchups: Koga, Sabrina, Blue fight 7, Lorelei, Agatha, Lance, Champion Blue

Movesets: Thunderbolt/Tri Attack, Return/Thunder Wave/Screech, a special Hidden Power, Supersonic, Reflect (General Usage)

Overall rating: A



GEN 4 (Platinum): The fourth generation gave an incredible enhancement to the Magnemite line’s power. First and foremost is a brand new final evolution in Magnezone, boasting superior defenses and special attack at the cost of some speed., and secondly is the introduction of a brand new move in Flash Cannon: with it, Magnezone is now able to deal a hefty amount of damage to Rock/Ground-types that it was unable to touch in the previous generations. With these new additions, backed up by the tried and true assets that the Magnezone line’s known for, the Magnet Area Pokémon is ready to rumble in Sinnoh!

Where to find: Route 222, Fuego Ironworks, Victory Road

Notable good matchups: Rival battle 5, Byron, Saturn battle 1, Mars battle 2, Candice, Cyrus battle 2, Saturn battle 2, Mars & Jupiter tag team, Cyrus battle 3, Aaron, Lucian

Movesets: Flash Cannon/Thunderbolt/Thunder Wave, Tri Attack/Reflect, Barrier, Magnet Rise (general usage)

Overall rating: A+



GEN 4 (HGSS): We’re back in Johto now, and with it we’re also back with… Magneton? Sure is weird returning to it right after the introduction of Magnezone in the previous game. Anyways, now that it has more offensive options to its arsenal, it’s easy to say that Magneton is miles better than its GBC counterpart now that it has actual reliable STAB options to use.

Where to find: Route 6, 11, 38, 39, Power Plant, Cerulean Cave

Notable good matchups: Petrel fight 1, Ariana fight 1, Pryce, Petrel fight 2, Rival fight 4, Proton fight 2, Ariana fight 2, Clair, Rival fight 5, Will, Koga, Karen, Lance, Brock, Misty, Erika, Janine, Sabrina, Blue, Red

Movesets: Thunderbolt/Flash Cannon/Thunder Wave/Tri Attack, Reflect, Signal Beam, Magnet Rise (postgame only) (General Usage)

Overall rating: A



GEN 5 (BW2): If you catch a Magnemite in this game, then you won’t have to worry about 90% of the stuff that the game throws at you. While it does have some issues regarding damage output as a Magnemite during the early to midgame, it still tanks through the majority of the game’s attacks. It also gained a few new tools at its disposal, like the previously postgame exclusive Signal Beam to deal with Psychic, Grass and Dark-types, the changes to its Sturdy ability, which… is situational at best for a Pokémon like Magnezone, but still better than its Gen 3 and Gen 4 variant. Fans of Magnezone’s pre-evolution can rejoice as well, because Magneton can now benefit from the brand-new Eviolite item, boosting its already good defenses even further, making this easily one of the best iterations of the Magnet Pokémon.

Where to find: Virbank Complex, P2 Laboratory

Notable good matchups: Roxie, Burgh, Hugh fight 3, Cheren fight 2, Skyla, Hugh fight 4, Zinzolin fight 1, Drayden, Zinzolin fight 2, Shadow fight 1, Marlon, Zinzolin fights 3 and 4, Shadow fights 2, 3 and 4, Caitlin, Grimsley, Shauntal

Movesets: Thunderbolt/Flash Cannon/Signal Beam, Tri Attack, Volt Switch/Thunder Wave, Barrier, Mirror Coat, Magnet Rise (General usage)

Overall rating: A+



GEN 6 (XY): Magnezone suffered a slight amount of nerfs from its transition to the sixth generation. While it does have an upper hand against the brand new Fairy-type that the Kalos region introduced, its resistances to Ghost and Dark-type attacks were removed, making it harder to tank through some matchups.

Where to find: Lost Hotel

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 4, Olympia, Aliana fight 2, Bryony fight 2, Professor Sycamore fight 2, Tierno fight 3, Trevor fight 2, Wulfric, Rival fight 5, Siebold, Drasna, Diantha

Movesets: Flash Cannon/Thunderbolt/Thunder Wave/Tri Attack, Light Screen, Reflect, Hidden Power Grass, Water, Ice (General Usage)

Overall rating: A



GEN 6 (ORAS): While the region’s the same as it was 3 gens ago, the Magnemite line’s got some notable buffs between the two variants! First of all is its availability: the days of having to wait until New Mauville in order to get your Magnet Pokémon are no more, as it now can be gotten in Route 110 as a horde encounter. It is worth noting that Magnezone will have an overall easier time against Team Aqua compared to Team Magma, which means that Alpha Sapphire is the better version to use the Magnemite line on.

Where to find: Route 110 (Horde only), New Mauville

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 2, Wally fight 1, Shelly fights 1 & 2, Archie fight 1, Norman, Matt fight 1, Shelly fight 3, Rival fight 2, Matt fight 2, Courtney/Matt fight 4, Tate and Liza, Maxie/Archie fight 2, Wallace, Wally fight 2, Sidney, Phoebe, Glacia, Drake, Steven

Movesets: Thunderbolt/Flash Cannon/Volt Switch, Tri Attack/Thunder Wave, Light Screen, Reflect, Hidden Power Grass, Water, Ice (General Usage)

Overall rating: A+



GEN 7 (SMUSUM): And now we’re into Alola! If BW2 taught us anything, is that earlygame Magnemite is absolutely incredible. And that’s what a Magnemite in Alola is! It suffers from the same issues as BW2 Magnemite, but that should not bother you in the slightest, this Pokémon is one tough nut to crack! It’s worth noting that USUM Magnetons have the ability to evolve much earlier than their SM variants, as the special magnetic area designated to evolve it has been shifted to Blush Mountain compared to SM’s Vast Poni Canyon.

Where to find: Route 1, Hau’oli City, Malie City

Notable good matchups: Ilima, Totem Gumshoos/Raticate, Hau fight 3, Dexio/Sina, Hau fight 4, Gladion fight 1, Totem Wishiwashi (SM), Totem Araquanid (USUM), Totem Lurantis, Plumeria fight 1, Olivia fight 1, Hau fight 5, Guzma fight 1, Totem Mimikyu, Guzma fight 2, Gladion fight 2, Faba fights 1 and 2, Guzma fight 3, Lusamine fight 1, Lusamine fight 2 (SM), Ultra Necrozma (USUM), Mina, Ilima, Mallow, Lana, Nanu rematches (USUM), Totem Ribombee, Gladion fight 3, Hau battle 6 (SM), Olivia fight 2, Kahli, Acerola, Champion Kukui (SM)

Movesets: Thunderbolt (USUM only), Discharge/Flash Cannon/Tri Attack, Signal Beam, Thunder Wave/Reflect, Light Screen, Magnet Rise (General usage)

Overall rating: A+



GEN 7 (LGPE): Time to end our journey with the Magnet Pokémon back to where it began: in Kanto! While it’s true that its defenses are weaker than what they were back in FRLG, it usually isn’t too much of a bother for it, as there really aren’t that many Dark or Ghost-type attacks, save for the occasional Sucker Punch or Shadow Ball, and it’s still able to tank through the majority of the opponents’ attacks, bringing back all of the offensive tools it had back in the previous generations in full force!

Where to find: Power Plant

Notable good matchups: Koga, Archer fight 2, Giovanni fight 2, Sabrina, Trace fight 6 Lorelei, Agatha, Lance, Champion Trace

Movesets: Thunderbolt/Flash Cannon/Tri Attack/Thunder Wave, Light Screen, Reflect (General Usage)

Overall rating: A+
Thanks for watching a brand new rendition of Pokémon Spotlight! If you want to suggest a Pokémon for us to spotlight, please do so by filling this questionnaire. With that said, I'll be taking my leave for now. Bye!
 

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This post originally was written by Bug

Howdy all, and welcome to another Pokemon Spotlight! Squiggy Azalea has written us all another wonderful breakdown this week, which I am posting on his behalf. Thanks to everyone for all the lovely submissions. There was a lot to choose from! This week, our spotlighter has brought you all a piece on the kite Pokemon, Mantine! Let's all give this sea pancake a round of applause. Flap Flap Clap Clap!


Artwork c/o [mention]BigRedLittleWolf[/mention]


Introduction: Mantine is a fairly uncommon Water/Flying-type Pokémon. With a statline of 85 HP (65 in previous gens)/40 Atk/70 Def/80 SpAtk/140 SpDef/70 Spd, it can be considered as a slower, but slightly bulkier variant of Tentacruel with an immunity to Ground-type attacks and a bigger weakness to Electric-types. And considering that Tentacruel’s really good in the multitude of games it’s in, that probably means Mantine’s no slouch either, right? Well… sort of. Its biggest offender has got to be its physical movepool, or rather the fact that it doesn’t have the Attack stat to run any of its physical options, which is a crying shame since it does have a pretty decent physical coverage (Earthquake Mantine, anyone?). Another issue Mantine users might run into is also its poor physical bulk, especially before USUM. Regardless, if you want a Water-type and are sick to death of the usual Gyarados, Tentacruel, what-have-you, then Mantine’s a great option to have.



GEN 2 (GC): Mantine in its debut generation is a pretty good Water-type! Sporting a monstrous 140 base Special Defense while backed by typical tools that a Water-type has to offer, this Pokémon is not to trifle with during your trip to the Johto region. That is, until some of the later matchups where most of enemies are nasty physical attackers. Those hurt.

Where to find: Route 41

Notable good matchups: Chuck, Petrel and Ariana fights 1, Pryce, Petrel fight 2, Rival fight , Ariana fight 2, Archer, Clair, Will, Lance, Erika, Janine, Brock, Blaine

Suggested held items: NeverMeltIce, Mystic Water, Sharp Beak, Leftovers (Postgame only)

Movesets: Surf / Icy Wind, Blizzard, Ice Beam (Crystal only) / Return, Take Down / Confuse Ray (General Usage)

Overall rating: B



GEN 4 (DPPT): In this generation, Mantine gained a few new tools to use in battle: Signal Beam and Psybeam, for instance, can be used as additional coverage options, alongside the typical Surf and Ice Beam. Of course that’s all fine and dandy until you realize that you’re unable to get Mantine… until the very last route of the game. Which is a crying shame since Mantine’s actually a pretty decent Pokémon to use, and it would have definitely benefitted from being available at an earlier place.

Where to find: Route 223, Sunyshore City (DP only)

Notable good matchups: Aaron, Flint, Bertha

Suggested held items: Choice Specs, Wise Glasses, Icicle Plate, Wave Incense, Silver Powder, Sky Plate, Damp Rock.

Movesets: Surf / Ice Beam / Signal Beam, Psybeam, Air Cutter (Platinum only) / Confuse Ray, Agility, Aqua Ring (General Usage)

Overall rating: D



GEN 4 (HG): With the immediate return to the Johto region, Mantine brought all of the new tools that it gained during the (rather short) trip to the Sinnoh region, including the new coverage options and even new status moves such as Aqua Ring!

Where to find: Route 41

Notable good matchups: Petrel and Ariana fights 1, Pryce, Petrel fight 2, Rival fight , Ariana fight 2, Archer, Clair, Will, Lance, Erika, Janine, Brock, Blaine

Suggested held items: NeverMeltIce, Mystic Water, Choice Specs

Movesets: Surf / Ice Beam / Signal Beam, Psybeam, Air Cutter (Postgame only) / Confuse Ray, Agility, Aqua Ring (General Usage)

Overall rating: B+



GEN 5 (BW2): The fifth Generation didn’t give too many buffs to our Kite Pokémon, but when it did, it sure helped out. Enter Mantine’s newest STAB option: Air Slash! While Mantine suffers from having a pretty late availability, it’s not as terrible as it was back on Sinnoh, making the Unova region a bit more comfortable experience for Mantine.

Where to find: Route 21, Undella Bay by Surfing

Notable good matchups: Hugh fight 3, Shadow fights 1, 2, 3 and 4, Hugh fight 4, Shauntal, Grimsley

Suggested held items: Water Gem, Flying Gem, Bug Gem, Ice Gem, Choice Specs, Leftovers, Mystic Water, Sharp Beak, Wise Glasses, Expert Belt.

Movesets: Surf, Scald / Ice Beam, Air Slash / Signal Beam, Agility, Aqua Ring (General Usage)

Overall rating: C+



GEN 6 (XY): With the advent of the Fairy-type, Mantine neither gained or lost anything too important, making it essentially a refined version of BW2 Mantine, this time with actual availability and later access to some of its bigger coverage options, like Ice Beam (though it can work around that issue by using Blizzard)

Where to find: Route 12, Shalour City, Azure Bay by Surfing

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 2 ,Ramos, Aliana fight 1, Rival fight 3, Valerie, Rival fight 4, Mable fight 1, Olympia, Lysandre fight 1, Aliana, Bryony, Mable fights 2, Xerosic, Lysandre fights 2 and 3, Shauna fight 2, Tierno fight 3, Trevor fight 2, Wulfric, Rival fight 5, Malva, Wikstrom, Drasna, Diantha.

Suggested held items: Leftovers, Mystic Water, NeverMeltIce, Sharp Beak, Damp Rock, Expert Belt

Movesets: Surf / Ice Beam, Blizzard / Air Slash / Signal Beam, Toxic, Aqua Ring, Agility, Confuse Ray (General Usage)

Overall rating: B



GEN 7 (USUM): This is Mantine at its peak performance: not only did it gain a whopping +20 buff to its HP stat, overall improving its already pretty decent bulk, but it also gains access to incredibly potent options to use throughout the game thanks to Z-Moves and Tutor Moves (examples being Z-Bounce and Signal Beam, which can be gotten right catching it), boosting its pretty good offensive stats.

Where to find: Melemele Sea, Kala’e Bay, Hau’oli City via Lapras Paddle or Sharpedo Jet

Notable good matchups: Totem Araquanid, Totem Marowak, Plumeria fight 1, Olivia fight 1, Guzma fight 1, Plumeria fight 2, Guzma fight 2, Gladion fight 2, Nanu fight 1, Faba, Lusamine, Ilima fight 2, Mallow (Ultra Sun only), Lana (Ultra Moon only), Kiawe, Nanu fight 2 (Ultra Moon only) Totem Ribombee, Hapu, Gladion fight 3, Molayne, Acerola, Kahli

Suggested held items: Flyinium Z, Waterium Z, Choice Specs, Leftovers, Wise Glasses, Damp Rock, Mystic Water, NeverMeltIce, Sharp Beak.

Movesets: Scald / Ice Beam / Air Slash / Signal Beam, Aqua Ring, Confuse Ray, Agility (General Usage)

Overall rating: A
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Hey there! Another two weeks have passed, which means it's time for another Pokémon Spotlight! In this one, I've added a new section to it: Team Options, that way people know which Pokémon synergize well with the one that is spotlighted!
Also, another section that was already added in the previous spotlight but was never mentioned was Suggested held items, just in case people want to know which are the best held items for the spotlighted Pokémon!
With that said, it's time for the spotlight! We're going to talk about the Fruit Pokémon, Tropius!


(Special thanks to Chess for the Tropius art!)

Introduction: Tropius is a Grass/Flying-type introduced in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. With a respectable statline of 99 HP/68 Atk/83 Def/72 SpAtk/87 SpDef/51 Spd, this Pokémon is fairly bulky and can handle a few hits without breaking too much of a sweat, even with its kinda lowish offensive stats. Now while that does mean it rarely gets any 2HKOs, it’s really not that big of an issue for Tropius, thanks to its bulk. However, what is an issue is its typing: Grass/Flying is not a good defensive typing, and that hurts Tropius’s defensive prowess by a wide margin. Regardless of that, it’s still a fairly usable Pokémon if you manage to get its hands on one.



Gen 3 (RSE): In its debut generation, Tropius excels at weeding out the numerous Water-types that either live in Hoenn’s sea routes, or are used by Team Aqua thanks to its great bulk and access to Magical Leaf, which boasted the same power as Giga Drain while having 4 times the amount of PP. It could also deal with Team Magma’s Fire-types thanks to its huge bulk (and also because they really didn’t have any Fire-type moves to seriously harm Tropius with), and it can deal some hefty damage against the last two Gym Leaders in the game, making it a fairly good and respectable Pokémon to use in the later parts of the game.

Where to find: Route 119

Suggested held items: Quick Claw, Miracle Seed, Silk Scarf, Sharp Beak, Shell Bell, Smoke Ball.

Notable good matchups: Courtney/Shelley fight 1, Rival fight 3 and 4, Matt/Tabitha fight 2, Courtney/Shelley fight 2, Archie fight 2, Juan (Emerald)/Wallace (Ruby and Sapphire), Wally fight 2, Sidney, Phoebe

Movesets: Magical Leaf, Solar Beam/Fly/Body Slam, Strength/Sunny Day, Earthquake (General Usage)

Team options: Fire-types (Blaziken, Camerupt, Ninetales), Water-types (Swampert, Milotic, Tentacruel), Pokémon that are weak to Ground-types (Magneton, Aggron, Manectric), Pokémon that can deal with Ice-types (Hariyama, Azumarill, Registeel)

Overall Rating: B



Gen 4 (Pt): With the jump to the fourth generation, Tropius gained a small amount of buffs to its movepool, though they weren’t enough for it to handle the regional shift from Hoenn to Sinnoh. While it does have a pretty good amount of good matchups during the midgame, it all goes downhill once the sixth Gym is beaten, as it now has to deal with Team Galactic’s many Poison-types, Flying-types, and Bronzors until their whole scenario is done, making this Tropius’s worst appearance so far.

Where to find: Great Marsh

Suggested held items: Choice Specs, Miracle Seed/Meadow Plate/Rose Incense, Sky Plate, Wise Glasses, Quick Claw, Occa, Yache, Kebia, Coba and Charti Berries, Big Root, Leftovers, Quick Claw, Shell Bell, Smoke Ball.

Notable good matchups: Maylene, Rival fight 4, Crasher Wake, Rival fight 5, Byron, Aaron, Bertha.

Movesets: Fly, Air Slash / Magical Leaf, Giga Drain, Solar Beam / Earthquake, Ominous Wind, Sunny Day, Dragon Pulse / Body Slam, Return, Strength, Swords Dance, Natural Gift, Silver Wind.


Team options: Fire-types (Infernape, Magmortar, Houndoom), Water-types (Empoleon, Quagsire, Gyarados), Pokémon that are weak to Ground-types (Tentacruel, Magnezone, Electivire), Pokémon that can deal with Ice-types (Bastiodon, Lucario, Heracross)

Overall Rating: C



Gen 6 (ORAS): Returning to Hoenn, Tropius has remained mostly the same, just with a few bells and whistles attached to it, such as more powerful STAB options like Grass Knot and Leaf Blade and whatnot, but it’s still basically the same as RSE Tropius.

Where to find: Routes 119 and 120

Suggested held items: Meadow Plate/Miracle Seed/Rose Incense, Quick Claw, Shell Bell, Rocky Helmet, Sharp Beak/Sky Plate, Occa, Yache, Kebia, Coba and Charti Berries, Smoke Ball.

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 3, Courtney/Matt fights 2 and 3, Rival fight 4, Tate and Liza, Wallace, Wally fight 2, Sidney, Phoebe

Movesets: Grass Knot, Leaf Tornado, Leaf Blade (DexNav exclusive), Leaf Storm / Air Slash, Fly, / Earthquake, Steel Wing / Body Slam, Strength, Return, Swords Dance, Nature Power, Natural Gift, Curse (DexNav Exclusive), Dragon Dance (DexNav exclusive)

Team options: Fire-types (Blaziken, Camerupt, Ninetales), Water-types (Swampert, Whiscash, Lanturn), Pokémon that are weak to Ground-types (Probopass, Magnezone, Muk), Pokémon that can deal with Ice-types (Hariyama, Mawile, Skarmory)

Overall Rating: B



Gen 7 (USUM): For being so late into the game, Tropius does make a pretty decent team option! Thanks to the introduction of Z-Moves in this generation, Tropius can actually deal a pretty hefty amount of damage thanks to them, especially when paired with moves like Solar Beam, Leaf Storm or Fly, which makes it able to handle foes that it normally does not want to touch.

Where to find: Exeggutor Island

Suggested held items: Occa, Yache, Kebia, Coba and Charti Berries, Big Root, Choice Specs, Expert Belt, Leftovers, Meadow Plate/Miracle Seed/Rose Incense, Muscle Band, Shell Bell, Sharp Beak/Sky Plate, Smoke Ball, Wise Glasses, Grassium Z, Flyinium Z.

Notable good matchups: Mina, Ilima fight 2, Mallow (UM only), Lana (US only), Sophocles (US only), Nanu (UM only), Totem Ribombee, Hapu, Gladion fight 3, Molayne, Acerola.

Movesets: Grass Knot, Energy Ball, Giga Drain, Solar Beam, Leaf Storm, Seed Bomb / Air Slash, Fly / Return, Body Slam, Steel Wing, Brutal Swing, Bulldoze / Natural Gift, Sunny Day, Swords Dance, Tailwind, Nature Power.

Team options: Fire-types (Incineroar, Alolan Marowak, Arcanine), Water-types (Primarina, Slowbro, Wishiwashi), Pokémon weak to Ground (Alolan Muk, Salazzle, Magnezone), Pokémon that can deal with Ice-types (Hariyama, Snorlax, Alolan Sandslash)

Overall Rating: B-

Thanks again for reading this brand new Pokémon Spotlight! If you want to suggest a Pokémon that you'd think would be worthy of a spotlight, please do so by filling up this form!
With that said, I'll see you in about two more weeks: bye!
 

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Hey guys! Welcome to another new edition of Pokèmon Spotlight! Since this is the fifth spotlight, I've decided to do something a little bit different today. That's right, today we're talking about not one, not two, not four, but eight different Pokémon! It's all of the Ultra Beasts that you can get in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, which means today we're spotlighting Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Kartana, Celesteela, Guzzlord and Naganadel!



Introduction: The Ultra Beasts share a few things in common: they’re obtained level 60, have a base stat total of 570, have the ability Beast Boost, which is essentially Moxie but for the Pokémon’s highest stat, and they’re all obtained right after Ultra Necrozma has been defeated, which means that they have 1 trial and the Pokèmon League to take care of. And overall, their performance is really good, which makes them a good lategame addition to anyone’s team. One little tidbit of advice for using the Ultra Beasts is to EV train them in their preferred offensive stat, as they can rack up multiple Beast Boosts on that stat without a sweat.



Gen 7 (USUM): Nihilego is the first UB you can encounter via the Ultra Warp Ride minigame, and it’s a fairly good one to boot! With a unique Rock/Poison typing and a statline of 109 HP/53 Atk/47 Def/127 SpAtk/131 SpDef/109 Spd, Nihilego can handle most lategame threats with relative ease. It isn’t that great against physical threats at all (and also ground-types), but it really doesn’t mind that.

Where to find: Ultra Deep Space (Rarity 1 white Ultra Wormhole)

Suggested held items: Passho, Shuca, Babiri, Payapa Berries, Poisonium Z, Rockium Z, Air Balloon, Black Sludge, Choice Specs, Expert Belt, Leftovers, Life Orb, Wise Glasses.

Notable good matchups: Mina, Ilima fight 2, Lana (UM only), Mallow (US only), Kiawe, Nanu fight 2 (UM only), Totem Ribombee, Gladion fight 3, Acerola, Kahili, Hau fight 7

Team options: Flying-types (Toucannon, Pelipper, Noivern), Pokémon weak to Fairy-types (Machamp, Zoroark, Salamence), Pokémon with high physical bulk (Forretress, Slowbro, Cloyster)

Movesets: Sludge Wave, Sludge Bomb/Power Gem/Thunderbolt, Thunder, Dazzling Gleam, Psychic, Grass Knot/Thunder Wave, Light Screen, Reflect, Toxic

Overall rating: A



Gen 7 (US): Buzzwole is a Bug/Fighting-type Pokèmon with a statline of 107 HP/139 Atk/139 Def/53 SpAtk/53 SpDef/79 Spd. Its meaty physical defense and rather massive coverage allows it to deal with a bunch of lategame opponents, save for the few times where it has to deal with Flying-type attacks (Kahili), or even strong special attacks (Hau, Totem Ribombee).

Where to find: Ultra Jungle (Rarity 1 & 2 white Ultra Wormholes)

Suggested held items: Coba, Payapa, Roseli, Occa Berries, Fightinium Z, Buginium Z, Expert Belt, Muscle Band, Life Orb, Leftovers, Rocky Helmet, Shell Bell, Big Root.

Notable good matchups: Mina, Ilima fight 2, Mallow, Sophocles, Gladion fight 3, Molayne, Olivia fight 2, Acerola

Team options: Pokémon that resist Flying-types (Magnezone, Gigalith, Tyranitar), Pokémon weak to Dark-types (Decidueye, Alakazam, Gengar), Pokémon with high special bulk (Slowking, Snorlax, Cradily)

Movesets: Hammer Arm, Brick Break, Focus Punch/Lunge, Leech Life/Bounce, Thunder Punch, Ice Punch, Poison Jab, Stone Edge, Bulldoze/Bulk Up, Work Up, Taunt.

Overall rating: A-



Gen 7 (UM): While it shares the typing with its US counterpart, Pheromosa is by no means a carbon copy of the Swollen Pokèmon. With a statline of 71 HP/137 Atk/37 Def/137 SpAtk/37 SpDef/151 Spd, this Pokèmon’s role is to be a blistering fast glass cannon that can hit really hard and pivot out with U-turn. Which also means that it has a very hard time to stay in against an opponent that it cannot oneshot, but it still works wonders as a team supporter.

Where to find: Ultra Desert (Rarity 1 & 2 white Ultra Wormholes)

Suggested held items: Coba, Payapa, Roseli, Occa Berries, Fightinium Z, Buginium Z, Wise Glasses, Choice Specs, Life Orb, Focus Sash, Wise Glasses, Muscle Band.

Notable good matchups: Mina, Ilima fight 2, Lana, Nanu fight 2, Hapu, Gladion fight 3, Molayne, Olivia fight 2, Acerola, Hau fight 3,

Team options: Pokémon that resist Flying-types (Alolan Golem, Jolteon, Ampharos), Pokémon that are weak to Dark-types (Alolan Raichu, Drifblim, Starmie), Defensive Pokémon (Umbreon, Bastiodon, Toxapex)

Movesets: Jump Kick, Low Kick, Brick Break, Focus Blast/Lunge, U-Turn, Bug Buzz/Bounce, Ice Beam, Blizzard, Poison Jab, Drill Run, Shock Wave/Me First, Quiver Dance.

Overall rating: A-



Gen 7 (USUM): Xurkitree can be easily described with one word: Nuke. This Electric-type Pokémon with a statline of 83 HP/89 Atk/71 Def/173 SpAtk/71 SpDef/83 Spd has one role, and one role only: press the Thunderbolt button, watch things die, and get the Beast Boost. Even though all of its other stats are just okay, it’s still an incredibly strong Pokèmon that utterly destroys anything in its path.

Where to find: Ultra Plant (Primarily through Rarity 2 white Ultra Wormholes, rarely through Rarity 1 & 3 ones.)

Suggested held items: Shuca Berry, Electrium Z, Choice Specs, Air Balloon, Life Orb, Wise Glasses.

Notable good matchups: Mina, Ilima fight 2, Lana (UM only), Mallow (US only), Kiawe, Nanu (UM only), Totem Ribombee, Gladion fight 3, Molayne, Olivia fight 2, Acerola, Kahili, Hau fight 7

Team options: Flying-types (Oricorio, Skarmory, Archeops), Fire-types (Incineroar, Magmortar, Salazzle), Ground-types (Mudsdale, Krookodile, Palossand)

Movesets: Discharge, Thunder, Thunderbolt, Volt Switch/Energy Ball, Grass Knot/Signal Beam, Dazzling Gleam/Tail Glow, Hypnosis, Electric Terrain, Magic Coat

Overall rating: A+



Gen 7 (US): Kartana is essentially like Xurkitree but physical: as a Grass/Steel-type with 59 HP/181 Atk/131 Def/59 SpAtk/31 SpDef/109 Spd, there’s no denying that Kartana is an incredible offensive threat. Now while that’s true, there is something that slows it down somewhat: its special bulk being absurdly low, which makes some matchups like Totem Ribombee utterly terrible for Kartana. Regardless, it’s still an amazing nuke that can cut anything in front of it.

Where to find: Ultra Forest (Primarily through Rarity 3 white Ultra Wormholes, rarely through Rarity 1 & 2 ones.)

Suggested held items: Occa, Chople Berries, Grassium Z, Steelium Z, Muscle Band, Scope Lens, Focus Sash.

Notable good matchups: Mina, Ilima fight 2, Mallow, Sophocles, Hapu, Gladion fight 3, Molayne, Olivia fight 2, Acerola, Kahili, Hau fight 7

Team options: Fire-types (Arcanine, Alolan Marowak, Charizard), Water-types (Primarina, Gyarados, Whiscash), Specially defensive Pokémon (Tentacruel, Blissey, Florges)

Movesets: Smart Strike/Leaf Blade/Night Slash, X-Scissor, Aerial Ace, Return, Sacred Sword, Brick Break/Laser Focus, Tailwind.

Overall rating: A



Gen 7 (UM): Celesteela is the premier wall of competitive Gen 7, and it’s also shown here very prominently. With incredible bulk thanks to its Steel/Flying-type and its statline of 97 HP/101 Atk/103 Def/107 SpAtk/101 SpDef/61 Spd, amazing coverage and support options, this Pokémon can outlive and outdamage its opponents without breaking a sweat, making it easily one of the best Ultra Beasts in the game.

Where to find: Ultra Crater (Primarily through Rarity 3 white Ultra Wormholes, rarely through Rarity 1 & 2 ones.)

Suggested held items: Occa, Wacan Berries, Flyinium Z, Steelium Z, Leftovers, Big Root, Wise Glasses, Muscle Band, Rocky Helmet, Bright Powder.

Notable good matchups: Mina, Ilima fight 2, Lana, Nanu fight 2, Totem Ribombee, Hapu, Gladion fight 3, Molayne, Olivia, Acerola, Kahili, Hau fight 7

Team options: Dragon-types (Garchomp, Flygon, Kommo-o), Electric-types (Lanturn, Manectric, Electivire), Fast Pokémon (Ribombee, Crobat, Hawlucha)

Movesets: Heavy Slam, Flash Cannon, Iron Head/Air Slash, Fly/Giga Drain, Energy Ball, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Rock Slide, Stone Edge, Bulldoze, Zen Headbutt/Leech Seed, Substitute, Autotomize.

Overall rating: A+



Gen 7 (USUM): Guzzlord is one fat Pokémon, boasting a statline of 223 HP/101 Atk/53 Def/97 SpAtk/53 SpDef/43 Spd and a Dark/Dragon-typing. while its defenses are pretty bad, its overall bulk is huge, thanks to its monstrous 223 HP stat. Its coverage is also incredibly good, boasting excellent options like Sludge Wave, Stone Edge and Fire Blast, though it has to rely on Brutal Swing as a Dark-type STAB, as Crunch is locked to the Move Relearner. Speed is also an issue for it, as there are a few matchups that it cannot thrive in with just its bulk (eg: Totem Ribombee)

Where to find: Ultra Ruin (Primarily through Rarity 4 white Ultra Wormholes, rarely through Rarity 3 ones)

Suggested held items: Yache, Chople, Tanga, Haban, Roseli Berries, Darkinium Z, Dragonium Z, Wise Glasses, Muscle Band, Expert Belt, Life Orb, Quick Claw, Rocky Helmet.

Notable good matchups: Mina, Ilima fight 2, Lana (UM only), Mallow (US only), Kiawe, Sophocles (US only), Nanu (UM only), Hapu, Gladion fight 3, Molayne, Acerola

Team options: Poison-types (Alolan Muk, Drapion, Garbodor), Fighting-types (Poliwrath, Gallade, Crabominable)

Movesets: Dragon Claw, Draco Meteor/Crunch, Brutal Swing/Stomping Tantrum, Fire Blast, Flamethrower, Stone Edge, Bulldoze, Heavy Slam, Hammer Arm/Stockpile, Gastro Acid, Iron Defense.

Overall rating: B+



Gen 7 (USUM): Out of all the Ultra Beasts that you can get in USUM, Naganadel is one that sticks out a lot. You get it as a level 40 Poipole, which means that you have to evolve it in order to get this Poison/Dragon-type Pokèmon with a statline of 73 HP/73 Atk/73 Def/127 SpAtk/73 SpDef/121 Spd, but in order to evolve it, you have to either wait until the Pokémon League, or trade it to another file so that it can get Dragon Pulse. As a Poipole, it struggles immensely against its foes in the eighth trial, as its only means of coverage options are either Normal or Poison-type attacks backed up by 67 Hp/73 Atk/67 Def/73 SpAtk/67 SpDef/73 Spd, which makes Naganadel the weakest of all the Ultra Beasts.

Where to find: Ultra Megalopolis, gift from the Ultra Recon Squad after beating Ultra Necrozma.

Suggested held items: Payapa, Yache, Shuca Berries, Poisonium Z, Dragonium Z, Choice Specs, Life Orb, Wise Glasses.

Notable good matchups: Ilima fight 2, Mallow (US only), Molayne, Acerola, Kahili

Team options: Flying-types (Braviary, Mandibuzz, Fearow), Dark-types (Honchkrow, Houndoom, Tyranitar)

Movesets: Dragon Pulse, Draco Meteor/Sludge Wave/Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Thunderbolt, Air Slash, U-Turn/Nasty Plot, Charm, Toxic.

Overall rating: C+

And that's it for today's spotlight! If you want to suggest one or more Pokèmon for a future spotlight, please do so by submitting your mons in the sheet!
With that said, have a wonderful day and see you on the next spotlight!
 

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Hi guys! Welcome to a brand new edition of Pokémon Spotlight! Today's spotlight is about a familiar face that we've all met at least once or twice during a Kanto Nuzlocke, someone that you can absolutely rely on for whenever you need... a transport. That's right: today we're talking about the Transport Pokémon, Lapras!



(Shoutouts to Robo for making this Lapras art for the spotlight!)

Introduction: Lapras is a Water/Ice-type Pokémon that hails from the Kanto region. Boasting an impressive statline of 130 HP/85 Atk/80 Def/85 SpA/95 SpD/60 Spd, this Pokémon is the textbook definition of a bulky Water-type, as it is able to shrug off hard neutral hits like if it were nothing. However, that’s not the only thing that Lapras is able to do: unlike most bulky Water-types, it can run some crazy moves as well, such as Psychic, Thunderbolt and even some moves like Dragon Pulse and Drill Run in the later games, giving it an even stronger presence in the games it’s in. Not every Pokémon is without its flaws, however, and Lapras is no exception. For being such a defensive beast, its typing leaves a bit to be desired in terms of weaknesses such as Rock and Fighting-types. Aside from that, though, Lapras is still an amazing Pokémon that’s always worth a team slot.



Gen 1 (RBY): In its debut generation, Lapras starts off strongly, thanks to its amazing stats and movepool being able to handle most ingame threats without breaking a sweat. With this in mind, Lapras should be an S rank Pokémon… had it been obtained at a higher level. Trust me, getting a level 15 Pokémon at a point of the game where most of your team is level 40 is… not good at all. Regardless, if you have the time and patience to train that Lapras up to snuff, then you’re rewarded with what is possibly one of the top 3 Water-types in the game.

Where to find: Gift at Silph Co. 7F, level 15.

Notable good matchups: Giovanni fight 2 (Silph Co.), Koga, Sabrina, Blaine, Giovanni fight 3 (Viridian Gym), Rival fight 7 (Route 22), Lorelei, Bruno, Agatha, Lance, Rival fight 8 (Indigo Plateau)

Team options: Pokémon weak to Water (Arcanine, Golem, Nidoking), Grass-types (Venusaur, Vileplume, Exeggutor), Glass Cannons (Alakazam, Gengar, Aerodactyl)

Movesets: Surf, Hydro Pump/Ice Beam, Blizzard/Thunderbolt, Thunder, Psychic, Body Slam, Horn Drill, Hyper Beam/Confuse Ray, Reflect, Sing

Overall rating: A+



Gen 2 (GSC): With the advent of the second generation, Lapras gained a 10 point decrease of its Special Attack and the loss of two important tools on its arsenal: Psychic and Thunderbolt, now locked in the postgame. While Thunderbolt can be replaced with its stronger but more inaccurate brother Thunder, the same cannot be said with Psychic, making it marginally worse than in RBY, but still a great Pokémon to use.

Where to find: Union Cave B2F, Fridays only, Level 20. (must use Surf)

Notable good matchups: Eusine (Crystal only), Chuck, Jasmine, Rocket Executive fights 1 & 2 (Team Rocket HQ), Pryce, Rocket Executive fight 3 (Radio Tower), Rival fight 4 (Goldenrod Underground), Rocket Executive fights 3, 4 & 5 (Radio Tower), Clair, Rival fight 5 (Victory Road), Will, Koga, Lance, Brock, Misty, Erika, Janine, Sabrina, Blaine, Blue.

Suggested held items: Mystic Water, Never-Melt Ice, Melt Ice, Leftovers (Postgame only)

Team options: Pokémon weak to Water (Typhlosion, Sudowoodo, Steelix), Grass-types (Meganium, Vileplume, Exeggutor), Glass Cannons (Alakazam, Jynx, Mr. Mime)

Movesets: Surf, Hydro Pump/Ice Beam, Blizzard/Thunder, Thunderbolt (Crystal, Postgame only), Zap Cannon (Postgame only), Psychic (Postgame only), Body Slam, Strength, Return, Iron Tail/Sing, Confuse Ray, Perish Song, Rain Dance, Curse (Postgame only)

Overall rating: A



Gen 3 (FRLG): Now we’re talking! Lapras has been blessed with two amazing new abilities in Gen 3: Water Absorb and Shell Armor! The former grants it an immunity against Water-type attacks, turning it into a hard counter against the various Water-types that it’ll face. The latter basically makes Lapras nigh unkillable, as it no longer has to worry about critical hits. This, coupled by the fact that it has access to its RBY options again and the fact that it’s now obtained at level 25, makes Lapras one of the best Water-types in all of Kanto.

Where to find: Gift at Silph Co. 7F, Level 25.

Notable good matchups: Koga, Giovanni fight 2 (Silph Co.), Sabrina, Blaine, Giovanni fight 3 (Viridian City), Rival fight 7 (Route 22), Lorelei, Bruno, Agatha, Lance, Rival fight 8 (Indigo Plateau)

Suggested held items: Mystic Water, Leftovers, Quick Claw.

Team options: Pokémon weak to Water (Rhydon, Charizard, Nidoqueen), Grass-types (Venusaur, Vileplume, Exeggutor), Glass Cannons (Jolteon, Mr. Mime, Jynx)

Movesets: Surf, Hydro Pump/Ice Beam, Blizzard/Thunderbolt, Thunder, Psychic, Body Slam/Confuse Ray, Sing, Rain Dance, Perish Song.

Overall rating: S



Gen 4 (HGSS): It’s Johto Lapras, but with its abilities and access to Thunderbolt, nothing much can be said. It can use new tricks up its sleeve, such as new items like the Choice Specs and the Choice Scarf, but other than that it’s just your plain old Lapras in Johto.

Where to find: Union Cave B2F, Fridays only, Level 20 (must use Surf), Johto Safari Zone, Rocky Beach area, levels 15 to 16, 17.92% chance encounter (must use Surf)

Notable good matchups: Eusine, Chuck, Jasmine, Ariana fight 1 and Petrel fight 1 (Team Rocket HQ), Pryce, Petrel fight 2 (Radio Tower), Rival fight 4 (Goldenrod Underground), Proton fight 2, Ariana Fight 2 and Archer (Radio Tower), Clair, Rival fight 5 (Victory Road), Will, Koga, Lance, Brock, Misty, Janine, Sabrina, Blaine, Blue.

Suggested held items: Choice Band (Postgame only), Choice Specs, Choice Scarf, Icicle and Splash Plates (Postgame only), Muscle Band, Quick Claw, Shell Bell, Wacan, Rindo, Charti and Chople Berries.

Team options: Pokèmon weak to Water (Ninetales, Tyranitar, Sandslash), Grass-types (Victreebel, Jumpluff, Tangrowth), Glass Cannons (Espeon, Ambipom, Sneasel)

Movesets: Surf, Hydro Pump, Waterfall, Aqua Tail (Postgame, tutor only)/Ice Beam, Blizzard/Thunderbolt, Thunder, Ice Shard, Body Slam, Dragon Pulse, Psychic (Postgame only), Signal Beam (Postgame, tutor only), Zen Headbutt (Postgame, tutor only), Outrage (Postgame, tutor only)/Confuse Ray, Sing, Rain Dance, Perish Song.

Overall rating: A+



Gen 5 (BW2): While it’s obtained much later compared to previous iterations, Lapras is still the amazingly defensive juggernaut that we all know and love. It now has the ability to go full-on physical thanks to the addition of brand-new coverage moves thanks to the ingame move tutors. Of course, it does run against a few opponents that it has a hard time dealing with: namely the multitude of Unovan fighting-types that scurry across the region. But regardless, Lapras still works fantastically as a lategame option.

Where to find: Village Bridge rippling water, 5% chance, level 30 to 40 (must use Surf)

Notable good matchups: Drayden, Zinzolin fight 2 and Shadow fight 1 (Opelucid City), Marlon, Zinzolin fights 3 and 4 (Plasma Frigate), Shadow fights 2, 3 and 4 (Plasma Frigate), Ghetsis, Rival fight 5 (Victory Road), Grimsley, Iris.

Suggested held items: Mystic Water, Never-Melt Ice, Leftovers, Choice Band, Choice Specs, Choice Scarf, Ice Gem, Water Gem, Quick Claw, Rocky Helmet, Expert Belt, Chople, Charti, Wacan, Rindo Berries.

Team options: Pokémon weak to Water (Emboar, Excadrill, Gigalith), Grass-types (Serperior, Lilligant, Leavanny), Glass Cannons (Weavile, Lucario, Darmanitan)

Movesets: Surf, Hydro Pump, Waterfall, Aqua Tail/Ice Beam, Blizzard, Frost Breath/Thunderbolt, Thunder, Psychic, Ice Shard, Bulldoze, Drill Run, Dragon Pulse, Zen Headbutt, Signal Beam, Return, Body Slam/Sing, Confuse Ray, Rain Dance, Perish Song.

Overall rating: A



Gen 6 (XY): Remember how in BW2 Lapras was stupidly rare and also pretty late? Well, here’s the complete exact opposite! Being what’s possibly the earliest iteration of Lapras we’ve had so far, Lapras has no problem dealing with what the Kalos region has to offer, save for a few notable exceptions (the black belts and battle girls), basically doing the same song and dance as it did in the previous games.

Where to find: Route 12, either as a level 30 gift or as a 1% chance level 27 encounter by Surfing; Azure Bay, 1% chance, level 27 encounter by surfing.

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 2 (Coumarine City), Ramos, Aliana fight 1 (Kalos Power Plant), Rival fight 3 (Route 14), Valerie, Celosia and Bryony fight 1 (Poké Ball Factory), Mable fight 1 (Frost Cavern), Rival fight 4 (Anistar City), Olympia, Lysandre fight 1 (Lysandre Labs), Aliana fight 2, Bryony fight 2 and Mable fight 2 (Lysandre Labs), Lysandre fights 2 & 3 (Team Flare Secret HQ), Professor Sycamore fight 2 (Couriway Town), Tierno fight 3, Shauna fight 2 (Route 19), Wulfric, Rival fight 5 (Victory Road), Malva, Siebold, Drasna, Diantha

Suggested held items: Mystic Water, Never-Melt Ice, Expert Belt, Leftovers, Quick Claw, Rocky Helmet, Chople, Charti, Rindo, Wacan Berries.

Team options: Pokémon weak to Water (Delphox, Krookodile, Rhyperior), Grass-types (Chesnaught, Ferrothorn, Amoonguss), Glass Cannons (Greninja, Heliolisk, Accelgor)

Movesets: Surf, Hydro Pump, Waterfall/Ice Beam, Blizzard, Frost Breath/Thunderbolt, Thunder, Psychic, Ice Shard, Bulldoze, Return, Body Slam/Sing, Confuse Ray, Rain Dance, Perish Song

Overall rating: A+



Gen 7 (SMUSUM): And now, let’s go with the latest iteration of Lapras we’ve had so far! The inclusion of Z-Moves has helped out Lapras pretty well, giving it new options such as Hydro Vortex, Subzero Slammer, Gigavolt Havoc and also some niche status options like Z-Rain Dance! However, Lapras could definitely have benefitted much more from these options had it been available earlier. Regardless, it’s still good ol’ Lapras, just now as a lategame team option.

Where to find: Poni Wilds, 5% encounter, levels 40 to 43 by surfing. (SM only)
Ancient Poni Path and Poni Breaker Coast, 5% encounter, levels 41 to 44 via surfing.

Notable good matchups: Hapu, Dulse/Soliera fight 4 (Vast Poni Canyon, USUM only), Mina (USUM only), Ilima fight 2 (Hau’oli Cemetery, USUM only), Mallow (US only), Lana (UM only), Kiawe (USUM only), Nanu fight 2 (Aether House, UM only), Totem Ribombee (USUM only), Gladion fight 3 (but only in SM), Olivia fight 2 (Pokémon League), Acerola, Kahili.

Suggested held items: Waterium Z, Icium Z, Quick Claw, Mystic Water, Never-Melt Ice, Choice Specs (USUM only), Wise Glasses, Wide Lens, Leftovers, Charti, Chople, Rindo, Wacan Berries.

Team options: Pokémon weak to Water (Incineroar, Mudsdale, Lycanroc), Grass-types (Decidueye, Leafeon, Lilligant), Glass Cannons (Zoroark, Ribombee, Salazzle)

Movesets: Brine, Hydro Pump, Aqua Tail (USUM only)/Ice Beam, Blizzard, Frost Breath/Thunder, Psychic, Return, Bulldoze, Return, Drill Run (USUM only), Signal Beam (USUM only), Iron Tail (USUM only), Iron Head (USUM only), Ice Shard/Perish Song, Confuse Ray, Sing, Rain Dance.

Overall rating: A



Gen 7 (LGPE): While more than 14 years have been passed between this game and FireRed and LeafGreen, Lapras has not. It is still the same dominating presence that we all know and love in this region.

Where to find: Gift at Silph Co. 7F, level 34, Routes 19 and 20, levels 37 to 42, rare spawn

Notable good matchups: Koga, Giovanni fight 2 (Silph Co.), Sabrina, Blaine, Giovanni fight 3 (Viridian City), Rival fight 6 (Route 22), Lorelei, Agatha, Lance, Rival fight 7 (Indigo Plateau)

Team options: Pokémon weak to Water (Nidoqueen, Golem, Arcanine), Grass-types (Venusaur, Vileplume, Victreebel), Glass Cannons (Primeape, Alakazam, Gengar)

Movesets: Surf, Waterfall/Ice Beam, Blizzard/Dragon Pulse, Body Slam, Thunderbolt, Thunder, Drill Run, Psychic, Solar Beam, Iron Tail, Outrage/Reflect, Toxic, Confuse Ray, Sing.

Overall rating: S
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Hey guys! Welcome back to another Pokémon Spotlight! Today we're going to tackle our very first Gen 4 Pokémon, a Pokémon that many have used as their Water-type in their Sinnoh runs that is also shaped like a good slug friend: it's the Sea Slug Pokémon, Gastrodon!


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Introduction: Gastrodon is a Ground/Water-type Pokémon with a statline of 111 HP/83 Atk/68 Def/92 SpAtk/82 SpDef/39 Spd. It’s a bulky Pokémon with not many weaknesses, further enhancing its defensive capabilities, much like other fellow Water/Ground-types like Swampert, Quagsire and Whiscash. It’s far from perfect, though: as a Shellos, it barely holds its own in battle, which makes the trek to level 30 rather annoying to deal with. Regardless, Gastrodon is a great Pokémon to have in any team, thanks to its reliable bulk and offenses.


Gen 4 (DPPT): In its debut region, Gastrodon is a force to be reckoned with. The Sea Slug Pokémon is able to hit and tank anything that isn’t a Grass-type move with relative ease, helping out with some of the most Poison-type infested areas in the game (such as the whole Team Galactic scenario in the later part of the game) and the last three gyms in the game. Of course, like how I said in the introduction, it needs a bit of babying as a Shellos in order to become a fully-fledged Gastrodon, but that’s not going to stop our slug boy at all.

Where to find: In DP, as a Shellos: Route 205 southern segment, Levels 8-10, 45% encounter in grass, Route 205 northern segment, Level 11, 10% encounter in grass, Route 213, Levels 20-22, 40% encounter (50% at night) in grass, Route 218, Level 28, 20% encounter in grass, Route 221, Level 28, 10% encounter in grass, Fuego Ironworks, Level 28, 20% encounter in grass, Valley Windworks, Levels 7-9, 30% encounter in grass.
In DP, as a Gastrodon: Route 218, levels 28-30, 20% encounter in grass, Route 221, levels 28-30, 10% encounter (30% in Pearl) in grass, Route 222, levels 40-42, 20% encounter in grass, Fuego Ironworks, levels 29-30, 15% encounter in grass.
In Platinum, as a Shellos: Route 205 southern segment, levels 9-12, 65% encounter in grass and levels 20-30, 60% encounter in the water, Route 212 rainy area, levels 23-26, 45% encounter in grass and levels 20-30, 60% encounter in the water, Route 213, levels 24-26, 35% encounter in grass and levels 20-30, 4% encounter in the water, Route 218, levels 20-30, 30% encounter in the water, Canalave City, levels 20-30, 30% encounter in the water, Fuego Ironworks, levels 20-30, 30% encounter in the water, Pastoria City, levels 20-30, 30% encounter in the water, Valley Windworks, levels 9-12, 45% encounter in grass and levels 20-30, 60% encounter in the water.
In Platinum, as a Gastrodon: Route 205 southern segment, levels 20 to 40, 9% encounter in the water, Route 212 rainy area, levels 20 to 40, 9% encounter in the water, Route 213, levels 20 to 4, 1% encounter in the water, Route 218, levels 28-30, 25% encounter in grass and levels 20-40, 1% encounter in the water, Canalave City, levels 20-40, 1% encounter in the water, Fuego Ironworks, levels 29-31, 15% encounter in grass and levels 20-40, 1% encounter in the water, Pastoria City, levels 20-40, 1% encounter in the water, Valley Windworks, levels 20-40, 1% encounter in the water.

Notable good matchups: Mars fight 1 (Valley Windworks), Fantina (Platinum battle), Maylene, Rival fight 4 (Pastoria City), Crasher Wake, Cyrus fight 1 (Celestic Town, Platinum only), Fantina (DP battle), Rival fight 5 (Canalave City), Byron, Saturn fight 1 (Lake Valor), Mars fight 2 (Lake Verity), Candice, Cyrus fight 2 (Team Galactic HQ), Saturn fight 2 (Team Galactic HQ), Mars and Jupiter tag team (Spear Pillar), Cyrus fight 3 (Spear Pillar in DP, Distortion World in Platinum), Volkner, Aaron, Bertha, Flint.

Team options: Pokémon strong against Grass-types (Infernape, Staraptor, Heracross, Houndoom, Drapion), Pokémon weak against Electric-types (Empoleon, Gyarados, Yanmega, Crobat, Azumarill)

Suggested held items: Quick Claw, Leftovers, Choice Specs, Wise Glasses, Splash Plate, Earth Plate, Soft Sand, Mystic Water, Rindo Berry

Movesets: Surf, Waterfall/Earthquake, Dig, Mud Bomb/Rock Slide, Stone Edge, Ice Beam, Blizzard, Sludge Bomb, Body Slam/Recover, Rain Dance, Toxic.

Overall rating: A-



Gen 6 (ORAS): Did you guys know that according to a Nintendo Power interview with Ken Sugimori, the Gastrodon line was supposed to be in Ruby and Sapphire, but they weren’t implemented because of time constraints? With that said, let’s talk about ORAS Gastrodon. While it’s a Water/Ground-type in Hoenn (which is amazing), it suffers from what every DexNav mon has: poor availability, and in some cases, high investment needs. Which sadly, it’s what Gastrodon needs, as the highest level you can get it at… is level 13. Of course, if one were to train it, then they’ll be rewarded with a really good late-to-endgame Pokémon that also has an immunity to Water thanks to the buff to its ability Storm Drain.

Where to find: As a Shellos: Route 103, level 3, DexNav exclusive and Route 110, level 13, DexNav exclusive (after defeating Primal Groudon/Primal Kyogre)

Notable good matchups: Wallace, Wally fight 2 (Victory Road), Sidney, Phoebe, Glacia, Drake, Steven

Team options: Pokémon strong against Grass-types (Swellow, Blaziken, Beautifly, Vileplume, Muk), Pokémon weak against Electric-types (Masquerain, Tentacruel, Dodrio, Xatu, Golduck)

Suggested held items: Rocky Helmet, Quick Claw, Soft Sand, Mystic Water, Shell Bell, Expert Belt, Rindo Berries.

Movesets: Surf, Scald, Waterfall/Earthquake, Dig, Mud Bomb/Ice Beam, Blizzard, Stone Edge, Rock Slide, Body Slam, Sludge Bomb, Sludge Wave/Rain Dance, Recover, Toxic, Infestation.

Overall rating: B



Gen 7 (SMUSUM): Much like ORAS, Gastrodon comes really late to the party, as you can only get it right as you enter Poni Island. But unlike ORAS, you get it slightly earlier and also at a much higher level. Aside from that, nothing really has changed that much between generations, with the sole exception of the lack of any strong Ground STAB that isn’t Mud Bomb or Bulldoze, weakening Gastrodon’s offensive options.

Where to find: In SM, as a Gastrodon: Poni Wilds, levels 40-43, 10% encounter in grass and 20% encounter in the water, Ancient Poni Path and Exeggutor Island, levels 40-43, 10% encounter in grass,
In USUM, as a Gastrodon: Poni Wilds, levels 41-44, 10% encounter in grass, Ancient Poni Path, levels 41-44, 10% encounter in grass and 20% encounter in the water, Poni Breaker Coast levels 41-44, 20% encounter in the water, Exeggutor Island, levels 41-44, 10% encounter in grass

Notable good matchups: Hapu (SM battle), Dulse/Soliera fight 4 (Vast Poni Canyon), Mina (USUM only), Ilima fight 2 (Hau’Oli Cemetery), Lana (UM only), Kiawe (USUM only), Sophocles (US only), Nanu fight 2 (Aether House, UM only), Hapu (USUM battle), Gladion fight 3 (Mt. Lanakila), Hau fight 7 (SM Battle), Olivia fight 2 (Pokémon League), Molayne, Acerola, Hau fight 7 (Pokémon League), Professor Kukui.

Team options: Pokémon strong against Grass-types (Incineroar, Alolan Muk, Honchkrow, Ribombee, Jynx), Pokémon weak against Electric-types (Wishiwashi, Primarina, Talonflame, Skarmory, Poliwrath)

Suggested held items: Choice Specs (USUM only), Earth Plate, Expert Belt, Leftovers, Quick Claw, Shell Bell, Splash Plate, Soft Sand, Mystic Water, Rindo Berry.

Movesets: Scald, Muddy Water/Mud Bomb, Bulldoze/Stone Edge, Rock Slide, Sludge Wave, Sludge Bomb, Ice Beam, Blizzard, Body Slam/Toxic, Rain Dance, Recover, Infestation.

Overall rating: B+
And there's the end of the spotlight! As for the next one, I have an announcement regarding it: It will be delayed for April 28th. Reason being is that I won't be able to gather information and edit stuff regarding the next spotlight for the next week, so I'll be working on it for the two weeks after that one. I hope you guys can understand!

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to another Pokémon Spotlight! Thank you so much for waiting patiently for this brand-new spotlight, I hope you guys will enjoy it! Today we're talking about a Pokémon that at first, was... really not that good, but then got a bunch of buffs throughout the generations, which ended up making said Pokémon good! The Pokémon in question is none other than the Eyeball Pokémon, Masquerain!



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Introduction: Masquerain is a Pokémon introduced in the 3rd Generation. Evolving from the Bug/Water-type Surskit, this Bug/Flying-type Pokémon has a statline of 70 HP/60 Atk/62 Def/80 SpA (100 in SMUSUM)/82 SpD/60 Speed (80 in SMUSUM). As it evolves from a part-Water type, Masquerain is one of the more unique Bug/Flying-types in the series, boasting additional Water coverage, and Intimidate as its Ability. However, while Intimidate certainly does help it a lot, it definitely suffers from having poor bulk while also being backed up by a poor defensive typing, making Masquerain a tough mon to handle, as it has to dance around the Bug/Flying-type’s many weaknesses. Another point against it are its stats. 70/62/82 bulk isn’t really that great, and while Gen 7 helped it out immensely with its offensive stats, they really aren’t that spectacular in the previous games. Regardless, Masquerain is one of the few examples of a Pokémon getting better and better over the course of time, making it a valuable teammate in the later games.



Gen 3 (RS): In its debut generation, Masquerain… isn’t really good. While Intimidate coupled up by Ice Beam is pretty nice, you can’t really say the same about its other movepool options: low-powered STAB options in Aerial Ace and Silver Wind, its best Water-type coverage option, Bubble Beam, is locked behind Surskit (Which is 3 levels after evolution to be fair, but still) and other options that aren’t worth mentioning. Suffice to say, Masquerain isn’t really a good Pokémon in this game. It can definitely pull some neat stunts once in a while, but those are nothing too special and not worth the heavy amount of support that Masquerain requires.

Where to find: As a Surskit: Route 102: level 3, 1% encounter in grass and levels 20-30, 1% encounter by surfing.
Route 111: levels 20-30, 1% encounter by surfing.
Route 114: level 15, 1% encounter in grass and levels 20-30, 1% encounter by surfing.
Route 117: level 13, 1% encounter in grass and levels 20-30, 1% encounter by surfing.
Route 120: level 25, 1% encounter in grass and levels 20-30, 1% encounter by surfing.

Notable good matchups: Wally fight 1 (Mauville City), Tabitha/Shelly fight 1 (Mt. Chimney), Rival fight 3 (Route 120), Rival fight 4 (Lilycove City)

Team options: Pokémon that benefit from Intimidate (Alakazam, Ninjask, Swellow), Ground-type Pokémon (Swampert, Golem, Sandslash), Bulky Water-types (Whiscash, Tentacruel, Gyarados)

Suggested held items: Never-Melt Ice, Silver Powder, Sharp Beak, Quick Claw

Movesets: Silver Wind/Aerial Ace/Water Pulse, Giga Drain, Ice Beam/Stun Spore, Whirlwind, Quick Attack, Rain Dance.

Overall rating: C-



Gen 4 (HGSS): The physical-special split and the slew of new moves that the fourth generation added have been nothing but excellent new additions to Masquerain’s arsenal…
had it come at an earlier point in the game. While it’s certainly a much better ‘mon than its Gen 3 incarnation, it just comes so late into the game and it’s just not worth using and putting in the team.

Where to find: As a Surskit: Johto Safari Zone, Plains area, level 46, 10% encounter in grass after placing 28 waterside blocks.
Johto Safari Zone, Forest area, level 42, encounter in grass after placing 24 waterside blocks.
Johto Safari Zone, Wetland area, level 40, encounter in grass after placing 6 plains blocks.
As a Masquerain: Johto Safari Zone, Meadow area, levels 42-46, encounter via surfing after placing 10-14 waterside blocks.

Notable good matchups: Erika

Team options: Ground-type Pokémon (Quagsire, Steelix, Donphan), Pokémon that benefit from Intimidate (Jynx, Ambipom, Magmar), Bulky Water-types (Lanturn, Lapras, Feraligatr)

Suggested held items: Silver Powder, Sharp Beak, Quick Claw, Charti, Occa, Wacan, Yache, Coba Berries.

Movesets: Air Slash/Bug Buzz/Ice Beam, Giga Drain, Water Pulse, Ice Beam, Shadow Ball/U-turn, Quick Attack, Rain Dance, Stun Spore, Whirlwind.

Overall rating: E



Gen 6 (XY): The shift between Generation 4 and 6 gifted Masquerain with a few moveset buffs, most notably the advent of Quiver Dance, one of the best boosting moves in the series, and Scald, easily the best Water-type STAB option that Masquerain gets (aside from Hydro Pump, which is breeding exclusive, but shush), but other than that Masquerain… is an okay Pokémon in the Kalos region. It’s not good, but it’s not too bad either. It’s a decent mon that falls flat in the lategame because of its bad stats.

Where to find: As a Masquerain: Route 3, levels 25-27, 66% encounter by surfing

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 2 (Coumarine City), Ramos, Aliana fight 1 (Kalos Power Plant), Rival fight 3 (Route 14), Rival fight 4 (Anistar City), Olympia, Professor Sycamore fight 2 (Couriway Town), Shauna fight 2 (Route 19), Rival fight 5 (Victory Road), Diantha.

Team options: Ground-type Pokémon (Diggersby, Rhyperior, Garchomp), Pokémon that benefit from Intimidate (Greninja, Houndoom, Mienshao), Bulky Water-type Pokémon (Blastoise, Azumarill, Slowbro)

Suggested held items: Sharp Beak, Silver Powder, Quick Claw, Charti, Occa, Wacan, Yache, Coba Berries.

Movesets: Bug Buzz/Air Slash/Energy Ball, Scald, Ice Beam, Shadow Ball/U-Turn, Quick Attack, Quiver Dance, Stun Spore, Whirlwind

Overall rating: C+



Gen 6 (ORAS): With the return to the Hoenn region, Masquerain gained an incredible moveset overhaul, much like every single Pokémon in the Hoenn dex. Having access to some of its strongest options much earlier in the game (Including Quiver Dance and Bug Buzz before the fourth gym!) has aided Masquerain immensly, making it a much better Pokémon than its GBA incarnation.

Where to find: As a Surskit: Route 102, level 3, 1% encounter in grass and level 20, 15% encounter by surfing
Route 111, level 20, 15% encounter by surfing
Route 117, level 14, 1% encounter in grass and level 20, 15% encounter by surfing
Route 120, level 20, 30% encounter by surfing
Route 123, level 20, 30% encounter by surfing
Petalburg City, level 15, 15% encounter by surfing

As a Masquerain: Routes 102, 111, 117, 120, 123 and Petalburg City, level 25, 4% encounter by surfing.

Notable good matchups: Brawly, Rival fight 2 (Route 110), Wally fight 1 (Mauville City), Shelly fight 2 (Mt. Chimney), Archie fight 1 (Mt. Chimney), Norman, Shelly fight 3 (Weather Institute), Rival fight 3 (Route 120), Matt (Mt. Pyre), Rival fight 4 (Lilycove City), Matt (Lilycove Hideout), Archie/Maxie (Seafloor Cave), Wallace, Wally fight 2 (Victory Road), Sidney.

Team options: Ground-Types (Golem, Groudon, Camerupt), Pokémon that benefit from Intimidate (Roserade, Ninjask, Swellow), Bulky Water-type Pokémon (Swampert, Kingdra, Azumarill)

Suggested held items: Silver Powder, Sharp Beak, Quick Claw, Charti, Occa, Wacan, Yache, Coba Berries.

Movesets: Bug Buzz/Air Slash/Scald, Ice Beam, Shadow Ball/U-turn, Quiver Dance, Quick Attack, Stun Spore, Whirlwind

Overall rating: B



Gen 7 (SMUSUM): Gamefreak has blessed the Eyeball Pokémon with even bigger buffs, this time with its stats, boasting now a +20 boost to its base special attack and speed. It’s worth noting that there’s a few moveset differences between SM and USUM, as per usual: in SM, Masquerain has earlier access to Scald, wheras in USUM, it has an earlier STAB option in Signal Beam, and since Scald has been moved at a later point in the game, it has to rely on Bubble Beam. Still, regardless of which game you choose, Masquerain is a good option to pick in both of them, especially once it gets a strong Bug STAB, be it Bug Buzz or Signal Beam.

Where to find: As a Surskit: Brooklet Hill, levels 14-17, 20% (10% in the first patch) encounter in grass at night and levels 14-17, 40% encounter via Lapras Paddle at night
As a Masquerain: Malie Garden, levels 24-27 (25-28 in USUM), 20% encounter in grass at night

Notable good matchups: Totem Wishiwashi (SM only), Totem Lurantis, Hau fight 5 (Malie City), Guzma fight 1 (Malie Garden), Guzma fight 2 (Po Town), Gladion fight 2 (Aether House), Nanu fight 1 (Malie City), Faba fight 1 (Aether Paradise), Faba fight 2 (Aether Paradise), Dulse/Soliera fight 3 (Aether Paradise, USUM only), Lusamine fight 1 (Aether Paradise), Hapu (Vast Poni Canyon in SM, Exeggutor Island in USUM), Dulse/Soliera fight 4 (Vast Poni Canyon, USUM), Mallow (US only), Nanu (UM only), Hala fight 2 (Pokémon League, SM only), Acerola.

Team options: Ground-types (Zygarde, Mudsdale, Flygon), Pokémon that benefit from Intimidate (Primeape, Jynx, Hawlucha), Bulky Water-type Pokémon (Primarina, Lanturn, Wishiwashi)

Suggested held items: Buginium Z, Flyinium Z, Silver Powder, Sharp Beak, Expert Belt, Charti, Occa, Wacan, Yache, Coba Berries.

Movesets: Bug Buzz/Air Slash/Giga Drain, Scald, Ice Beam, Blizzard, Solar Beam, Shadow Ball, Energy Ball/Stun Spore, Quiver Dance, Whirlwind, Quick Attack, U-turn.

Overall rating: B+

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Hey hey, welcome again to a new edition of Pokémon Spotlight! In this spotlight, we'll be talking about a certain Pokémon from Sinnoh that has gained some notoriety for winning VGC back in 2014. That's right, today we're talking about the EleSquirrel Pokémon, Pachirisu!



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Introduction: Pachirisu is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in the 4th generation, and it’s often considered as one of the “Pikaclones” that are introduced in every generation, following the likes of Plusle and Minun (and being followed by Emolga, Dedenne, Togedemaru and Mimikyu in future gens). Known mostly for its incredible feat of winning VGC Worlds Masters 2014 thanks to Se Jun Park, the little Elesquirrel Pokémon is sadly an incredibly underwhelming Pokémon. While it can definitely run some decent support options such as Sweet Kiss, Charm, Thunder Wave, Super Fang and Nuzzle, it really can’t do anything else because of its statline of 60 HP/45 Atk/70 Def/45 SpAtk/90 SpDef/95 Speed, which gives it both incredibly low offenses and not really great bulk. If you ever want to use a Pachirisu, be very wary, as it takes an ungodly amount of time, work and investment to make it work.



Gen 4 (DPPT): Sinnoh is Pachirisu’s high point in the games it’s in, but even there it’s incredibly underwhelming. It can definitely do something in the earlier points of the game and deal with some Flying-types and Water-types, and it can work as an… alright lead with U-turn, but other than that… it’s just. Not good.

Where to find: In Diamond and Pearl: Valley Windworks, Levels 8-9, 25% encounter in grass, Route 205, levels 9-13, 10% encounter in grass, Fuego Ironworks, level 29, 10% encounter in grass.
In Platinum: Valley Windworks, levels 9-11, 10% encounter in grass, Route 205, levels 9-13, 10% encounter in grass.

Notable good matchups: Mars fight 1 (Valley Windworks), Jupiter fight 1 (Team Galactic Eterna Building), Barry fight 3 (4 in Platinum) (Hearthome City), Crasher Wake.

Team options: Bulky Pokémon (Bastiodon, Bronzong, Torterra, Steelix, Hippowdon), Water-type Pokémon (Empoleon, Tentacruel, Quagsire, Whiscash, Gastrodon)

Suggested held items: Amulet Coin, Magnet, Silver Powder, Shuca Berry.

Movesets: Discharge, Thunderbolt/U-turn/Grass Knot, Dig, Super Fang, Quick Attack/Charm, Sweet Kiss

Overall rating: D



Gen 4 (HGSS): Don’t use it in this game. It’s not worth it. It’s not worth a team slot in the postgame.

Where to find: Johto Safari Zone, Swamp area, level 47, encounter in grass after placing 10 plains blocks, and Wetland area, level 43, encounter in grass after placing 8 plains blocks.

Notable good matchups: None.

Team options: Bulky Pokémon (Golem, Forretress, Weezing, Magneton, Clefable), Water-type Pokémon (Gyarados, Slowbro, Feraligatr, Tentacruel, Octillery)

Suggested held items: Amulet Coin, Magnet, Silver Powder, Shuca Berry

Movesets: Discharge, Thunderbolt/U-turn/Grass Knot, Dig, Super Fang, Quick Attack/Charm, Sweet Kiss

Overall rating: E



Gen 6 (XY): As the generations change, so does Pachirisu’s... moveset. It gained an additional option in Nuzzle, but other than that, it’s still the same cute electric squirrel that we all know and love. Which also means it’s still bad. VGC 2014 this ain’t.

Where to find: Route 12, levels 23-24, 5% encounter in grass and levels 25-26, 5% encounter in yellow flowers.

Notable good matchups: Aliana fight 1 (Kalos Power Plant), Olympia, Lysandre fight 1

Team options: Bulky Pokémon (Chesnaught, Florges, Venusaur, Aegislash, Snorlax), Water-type Pokémon (Cloyster, Greninja, Crawdaunt, Azumarill, Starmie)

Suggested held items: Amulet Coin, Magnet, Silverpowder, Shuca Berry

Movesets: Discharge, Thunderbolt/U-turn, Nuzzle/Dig, Quick Attack, Grass Knot/Sweet Kiss, Charm, Super Fang

Overall rating: D

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Hey guys, and welcome to yet another rendition of Pokémon Spotlight! Since this is the tenth spotlight overall, it's time to do one of the special spotlights that are done once every fifth spotlight, and today's no exception either! We're going to talk about a special duo of Normal-types: Wigglytuff and Chatot, of Mystery Dungeon fame!



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Introduction (Wigglytuff): Wigglytuff is a Normal/Fairy (pure Normal in the pre-gen 6 games) originating from the Kanto region. Considered by many to be a counterpart of Clefable, having similar typings, movepools and statlines, in terms of viability, Wigglytuff is the exact polar opposite of Clefable. With a statline of 140 HP/70 Atk/45 Def/85 SpAtk (75 in pre-Gen 6 games)/50 SpDef/45 Speed, it’d be easy to assume that Wigglytuff is a slow, bulky Pokémon that can tank a few hits or two thanks to its astronomically high HP. Sadly, that’s not the case, as while its HP stat is indeed very big, its defensive stats are not, resulting in Wigglytuff being only able to tank around 2 to 3 hits before it croaks. And while its offensive stats aren’t that bad per se, they’re also not going to help Wigglytuff in the long run, as its speed, coupled by its bad overall bulk are two huge issues that Wigglytuff has to deal with when battling.


Gen 1 (RBY): In its debut generation, Wigglytuff is an even more underwhelming Pokémon than in future gens. The reason behind that has definitely got to do with the fact that its Base Special stat (which equals to both Special Attack and Special Defense in Gen 1) is 50,

Where to find: In Red/Blue: Route 3, levels 3, 5 and 7, 10% encounter in grass

In Yellow: Routes 5 and 6, levels 3,5 and 7, 10% encounter in grass and Route 7 and 8, levels 19-24, 10% encounter in grass.

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 3 (Cerulean City), Rival fight 4 (S.S. Anne), Erika.

Team options: Poison-types (Muk, Weezing), high Special Pokèmon (Alakazam, Slowbro, Tentacruel)

Movesets: Body Slam, Tri Attack, Hyper Beam/Bubble Beam, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt/Psychic, Fire Blast/Toxic, Thunder Wave, Sing.

Overall rating: D


Gen 2 (GSC): The shift to the second generation has definitely helped Wigglytuff a lot, as it now has a way to use its massive special movepool thanks to the buff to its Special Attack (now at base 75). Despite that buff, it still suffers from the many, many flaws that plague poor Wigglytuff’s existence, despite this being one of the better incarnations of this Pokémon.

Where to find: In Gold and Silver: Route 46, levels 3-5, 5% encounter in grass, Routes 3 and 4, level 6, 10% encounter in grass.

In Crystal: Routes 34 and 35, level 12, 5% encounter in grass, Route 5, level 14, 5% encounter in grass, Route 6, level 12, 5% encounter in grass, Route 7, level 18, 5% encounter in grass, Route 8, level 16, 5% encounter in grass, Route 34’s Odd Egg

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 3 (Burned Tower) Morty, Jasmine, Rocket Executive fights 1 & 2 (Team Rocket HQ)

Suggested held items: Leftovers, Quick Claw, Pink Bow.

Team options: Poison-types (Weezing, Muk, Crobat), Psychic-types (Alakazam, Slowking, Hypno)

Movesets: Return, Body Slam, Dizzy Punch, Headbutt/Ice Punch, Thunder Punch, Fire Punch/Shadow Ball, Psychic/Sing

Overall rating: D


Gen 3 (RSE): Wigglytuff, despite gaining an OwO face when arriving to the Hoenn region, is, well… the same ol’ Tuff. Nothing really changed, which is really not good.

Where to find: Route 115, levels 24-25, 10% encounter in grass

Notable good matchups: Shelly/Courtney fight 1 (Weather Institute), Rival fight 3 (Route 120), Rival fight 4 (Lilycove City), Tabitha fight 2 (Magma Hideout, Emerald only), Shelly/Courtney fight 2 (Seafloor Cave).

Suggested held items: Quick Claw, Silk Scarf, Smoke Ball.

Team options: Poison-types (Tentacruel, Swalot, Seviper), Psychic-types (Alakazam, Gardevoir, Grumpig)

Movesets: Strength, Body Slam, Return/Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Flamethrower/Brick Break, Shadow Ball, Psychic/Sing, Light Screen, Reflect

Overall rating: D


Gen 3 (FRLG): While Wigglytuff is definitely better than how it was back in Gen 1, it’s uh… still bad. I’m running out of ways to say that Wigglytuff is bad, so uh… Wigglytuff is bad.

Where to find: Route 3, levels 3,5 and 7, 10% encounter in grass

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 3 (Cerulean City), Misty, Rival fight 4 (S.S. Anne), Erika.

Suggested held items: Leftovers

Team options: Quick Claw, Leftovers, Silk Scarf.

Movesets: Strength, Body Slam, Return/Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Flamethrower/Shadow Ball, Brick Break, Psychic/Sing, Light Screen, Reflect

Overall rating: D


Gen 4 (HGSS): Remember how GSC Wigglytuff was one of its better incarnations? Well, that was mostly due to the mostly low quality of the enemy trainers in those games. Now that we’re in HGSS, the enemies are much stronger and tougher, and--you already know what I’m going to say anyways: Wigglytuff is bad.

Where to find: Johto Safari Zone, Meadow Area, levels 15-17, 40% encounter in grass, Swamp area, level 16-17, 40% encounter in grass during the morning/day, Routes 3 and 4, level 6, 10% encounter in grass.

Notable good matchups: Jasmine, Petrel fight 1 (Team Rocket HQ), Ariana fight 1 (Team Roclet HQ), Proton fight 2 (Radio Tower)

Suggested held items: Silk Scarf, Brightpowder, Quick Claw, Shell Bell, Chople Berry

Team options: Poison-types (Nidoking, Weezing, Gengar), Psychic-types (Alakazam, Slowbro, Exeggutor)

Movesets: Strength, Body Slam, Return/Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Flamethrower/Focus Blast, Shadow Ball, Dig/Light Screen, Reflect, Sing

Overall rating: D


Gen 5 (BW2): Since Wigglytuff is technically only obtainable by transfering it from Pokémon Dream RadAR (in the maingame that is, you can also find it during the postgame), that means it must get a super cool hidden ability that can fix its issues, right? Wrong. It gets Frisk, which is… decent. Wigglytuff still sucks. Thankfully, it's actually pretty decent in the early moments of the game, as you can also transfer a Moon Stone from Dream RadAR by the time you can get Igglybuff in that game, so there's that.

Where to find: Transfer from Pokémon Dream RadAR

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 2 (Floccessy Ranch), Cheren, Roxie, Burgh.

Suggested held items: Expert Belt, Leftovers, Quick Claw, Light Clay, Chople Berry

Team options: Psychic-types (Sigilyph, Reuniclus, Grumpig), Poison-types (Scolipede, Roserade, Amoonguss)

Movesets: Hyper Voice, Return, Body Slam, Strength/Ice Beam, Flamethrower, Thunderbolt, Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch/Dig, Psychic, Drain Punch, Shadow Ball/Sing, Light Screen, Reflect

Overall rating: D


Gen 6 (XY): Arguably the worst iteration of this Pokémon. If it’s not good in games where you can get it in the earliest points in the game, then it’s definitely not worth using in this game, where you can only get it before the eighth gym.

Where to find: Route 20, levels 48-49, 20% encounter in the grass, Pokémon Village’s Yellow flowers, level 50, 10% encounter, Purple Flowers, levels 48-49, 20% encounter

Notable good matchups: None.

Suggested held items: Quick Claw, Babiri Berry, Kebia Berry

Team options: Ground-types (Hippowdon, Rhyperior, Steelix), Psychic-types (Gardevoir, Slowbro, Starmie)

Movesets: Hyper Voice, Return/Dazzling Gleam, Play Rough/Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Flamethrower/Shadow Ball, Psychic, Brick Break, Dig/Sing, Light Screen, Reflect, Work Up

Overall rating: E


Gen 6 (ORAS): The addition of a Fairy-typing, the Competitive abilty and a +10 stat boost in Special Attack are all neat buffs that Wigglytuff gained during the shift to the sixth generation that can actually be applied here since you can actually get Wigglytuff at a more reasonable time period in the game. Sadly, those buffs are still not enough to bring Wigglytuff up at all.

Where to find: Route 115, levels 18 and 20, 10% chance encounter on the grass.

Notable good matchups: Tabitha/Shelly fight 3 (Weather Institute), Rival fight 3 (Route 120), Rival fight 4 (Lilycove City)

Suggested held items: Quick Claw, Silk Scarf, Lax Incense, Babiri and Kebia Berries.

Team options: Psychic-types (Gallade, Xatu, Girafarig), Ground-types (Swampert, Sandslash, Donphan)

Movesets: Hyper Voice, Return/Dazzling Gleam, Play Rough/Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Flamethrower/Shadow Ball, Psychic, Brick Break, Dig/Sing, Light Screen, Reflect.

Overall rating: D


Gen 7 (SMUSUM): The worst thing about Wigglytuff in Alola is that you’re forced to keep it as a Jigglypuff until you manage to get either enough Pokémon in your box for the second Isle Aphun upgrade on Poké Pelago (45 Pokémon in your box) or wait until you get the Route 13 Moon Stone (which is around the halfway point of the third island, basically during the midgame). Aside from that, well… it’s still Wigglytuff. There’s nothing more to be said.

Where to find: Route 4, levels 11-14, 10% encounter in the grass during the day and Route 6, levels 14-17, 10% encounter in the grass during the day.

Notable good matchups: None.

Suggested held items: Normalium Z, Fairium Z, Quick Claw, Babiri and Kebia Berry

Team options: Ground-types (Whiscash, Zygarde, Mudsdale), Psychic-types (Mr. Mime, Claydol, Metagross)

Movesets: Return/Dazzling Gleam, Play Rough/Flamethrower, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt (USUM only), Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch (USUM tutors only)/Psychic, Shadow Ball, Brick Break, Focus Blast/Sing, Stockpile, Work Up, Light Screen, Reflect

Overall rating: E


Gen 7 (LGPE): There’s really nothing much to say about Wigglytuff’s latest iteration in the series than what it has already been said: it’s still the same old Wigglytuff, which is bad.

Where to find: Routes 5 and 6, levels 11-16, 15% encounter in the grass, Routes 7 and 8, levels 22-27, 15% encounter in the grass.

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 4 (S.S. Anne), Lt. Surge, Erika.

Team options: Psychic-types (Hypno, Exeggutor, Starmie), Ground-types (Nidoqueen, Dugtrio, Rhydon)

Movesets: Body Slam, Tri Attack/Dazzling Gleam, Play Rough/Ice Beam, Flamethrower, Thunderbolt/Psychic, Shadow Ball, Brick Break, Dig/Reflect, Light Screen, Thunder Wave, Sing.

Overall rating: D

Introduction (Chatot): Chatot is a Normal/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 4 that has a statline of 76 HP/65 Atk/45 Def/92 SpAtk/42 SpDef/91 Speed. While Chatot’s statline isn’t bad on paper, it definitely leaves a lot to desire once you start seeing some of the other issues that the Music Note Pokémon has: most notably its poor coverage options. Having only Normal and Flying as the only move types with special STAB options (and Heat Wave if you count postgame tutors), Chatot definitely is a rather underwhelming mon that is also backed up by poor defensive stats, rendering its presence in the games it’s in rather miniscule aside from a few niches here and there (such as its exclusive move Chatter being able to always confuse the opponent in later games).


Gen 4 (DPPT): Chatot is sadly a very underwhelming Pokémon in its first appearence. While Chatter at first is a pretty decently powered move, especially thanks to its good Special Attack, it does lose a lot of its utility later down the line as the enemies become stronger and stronger, further diminishing Chatot’s presence in the game as a whole.

Where to find: In Diamond and Pearl: Route 222, levels 40-41, 20% chance encounter in the grass during the morning and day, Eterna City, trade with NPC for a Buizel.

In Platinum: Route 213, levels 23-25, 20% encounter in the grass during the morning and day, Route 218, levels 28-30, 20% encounter in the grass during the morning and day, Route 222, level 38, 10% encounter during the morning and day.

Notable good matchups: Gardenia, Maylene, Rival fight 3 (Hearthome City)

Suggested held items: Choice Specs, Sky Plate, Silk Scarf, Yache, Wacan, Charti Berries.

Team options: Ground-types (Quagsire, Whiscash, Gastrodon), Fighting-types (Machamp, Infernape, Heracross)

Movesets: Chatter/Hyper Voice/U-turn, Ominous Wind/FeatherDance, Roost, Sing, Taunt

Overall rating: D


Gen 4 (HGSS): Take Chatot from DPPT, make it a postgame exclusive mon, and make it so that you have to grind it a lot of levels in order to make it catch up with the rest of your team--face it, Chatot in this game is not worth wasting any time.

Where to find: Sprout Tower, level 3-4, 20% encounter using the Sinnoh Sound app, Bell Tower, levels 20-21, 20% encounter using the Sinnoh Sound app, Burned Tower, level 14, 20% encounter using the Sinnoh Sound app.

Notable good matchups: None.

Suggested held items: Sharp Beak, Silk Scarf, Metronome, Choice Specs, Charti, Wacan, Yache Berries.

Team options: Ground-types (Quagsire, Mamoswine, Golem), Fightning-types (Heracross, Primeape, Poliwrath)

Movesets: Chatter/Hyper Voice/U-turn, Ominous Wind, Heat Wave (Tutor only)/FeatherDance, Roost, Sing, Taunt, Tailwind

Overall rating: E



Gen 6 (XY): During the shift to the 3D Generation, Chatot gained a nice buff to its signature move, Chatter, giving it a guaranteed rate to confuse the opponent, which is a neat little niche that Chatot now has over other Flying-types in the series… but that small niche is really the only thing Chatot has right now as it sadly still has the same issues as before: poor coverage and poor bulk.

Where to find: Route 12, levels 23-25, 30% encounter in the grass, level 27, 10% encounter in the yellow flowers, Azure Bay, levels 25-27, 35% encounter in the grass.

Notable good matchups: Rival fight 1 (Tower of Mastery), Korrina, Rival fight 2 (Coumarine City), Ramos, Aliana fight 1 (Kalos Power Plant),

Suggested held items: Sky Plate, Silk Scarf, Metronome, Charti, Wacan, Yache Berries.

Team options: Ground-types (Krookodile, Whiscash, Mamoswine), Fighting-types (Conkeldurr, Lucario, Hariyama)

Movesets: Chatter/Hyper Voice/U-turn/Feather Dance, Taunt, Roost, Sing

Overall rating: C-


Gen 6 (ORAS): Chatot suffers from the same problems it had back in ORAS: comes too late at a very low level and is honestly not worth the investment: once again, you’re better off skipping this bird.

Where to find: Route 103, levels 3-4, DexNav exclusive, Route 104, level 5, DexNav exclusive, Route 110, level 13, DexNav exclusive.

Notable good matchups: None.

Suggested held items: Silk Scarf, Sharp Beak, Metronome, Charti, Wacan, Yache Berries.

Team options: Ground-types (Swampert, Whiscash, Golem), Fighting-types (Machamp, Blaziken, Breloom)

Movesets: Chatter/Hyper Voice/U-turn/Taunt, Roost, Feather Dance, Sing.

Overall rating: E

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Welcome to a brand new edition of Pokémon Spotlight on the new Nuzlocke Forums! I apolgize deeply if I haven't done any spotlights before the last one, exams and other general stuff were getting in the way, meaning I had to put this project on hold for a moment. But that changes today! We're going to tackle two new Pokémon hailing from the Johto region: the Dark Pokémon Houndoom, and the Fairy Pokémon Granbull! Hope you guys enjoyed!


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Introduction (Houndoom): Houndoom is a Dark/Fire-type from the second generation with a statline of 75 HP/90 Atk/50 Def/110 SpAtk/80 SpDef/95 Spd. Judging from its statline, it’s clear as day that Houndoom’s designed as an offensive threat, and it delivers in that regard. With moves like Crunch, Flamethrower, Dark Pulse, Sludge Bomb and Thunder Fang, it’s bound to hit foes really hard, thanks to its good offensive stats. However, there’s one thing that plagues Houndoom incessantly, and that’s lateness: whether the mon itself is obtained too late in the game (this is in the case of the Johto games) or some of its options are late (that’s the case of most of the games it’s in), you usually won’t be able to experience Houndoom’s full potential until you reach the later parts of the game. Regardless, Houndoom is a Pokémon that, most of the time, is worth investing in.





Gen 2 (GSC): Surprisingly, in its debut game, Houndoom is not available in the Johto region: in fact, it’s not until you reach the Kanto region where you’re able to get your hands on the Dark Pokémon, and sadly, it’s far too late for it to be used properly: while it would have been phenomenal during the earlier parts of the game, I don’t think many players would be super into the idea of grinding up a Pokémon in the mid-to-late teens up to the early 50s.


Where to find: Route 7, level 15 (18 in Crystal), 5% chance (20% in Crystal) encounter in the grass.


Notable good matchups: Sabrina, Erika, Janine


Suggested held items: Blackglasses, Charcoal


Team options: Pokémon weak to Fire (Scizor, Magneton, Vileplume), Grass-types (Meganium, Jumpluff, Victreebel), Physically bulky Pokémon (Golem, Steelix, Weezing)


Movesets: Crunch/Flamethrower/Sludge Bomb, Shadow Ball, Strength/Sunny Day, Roar


Overall rating: D





Gen 4 (Platinum): Houndoom returns to the Sinnoh region, and right from the get-go, you notice how it’s very easy to amp up its firepower by the time you catch it: you’re able to give it moves like Flamethrower, Fire Blast or Thunder Fang right from the start. While the fact that it has to wait for its strongest Dark STABs until the tail end of the game does hurt it, Houndoom is still a vital help against the many, many Bronzors that Team Galactic throws at you, and besides, a STAB Flamethrower coming off of 110 base Special Attack is still nothing to sneeze at, and it can also work as a pretty good switch-in to any potential Fire-type moves thanks to its ability Flash Fire.


Where to find: Route 214, levels 22-24, 15% chance (25% in the day) encounter in the grass, Valor Lakefront, levels 27-28, 10% chance (20% in the night) encounter in the grass


Notable good matchups: Maylene, Cyrus fight 1 (Celestic Town), Barry fight 4 (Canalave City), Byron, Saturn fight 1 (Lake Valor), Mars fight 2 (Lake Verity), Candice, Saturn fight 2 (Team Galactic HQ), Aaron, Lucian.


Suggested held items: BlackGlasses, Choice Specs, Dread Plate, Expert Belt, Flame Plate, Wise Glasses, Chople, Passho, Charti, Shuca Berries.


Team options: Pokémon weak to Fire (Scizor, Mamoswine, Heracross), Grass-type Pokémon (Torterra, Roserade, Tangrowth), physically bulky Pokémon (Steelix, Bastiodon, Bronzong)


Movesets: Flamethrower, Fire Blast/Crunch, Dark Pulse/Thunder Fang, Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb/Nasty Plot, Sunny Day, Solarbeam


Overall rating: A





Gen 4 (HGSS): With the return to Johto, sadly Houndoom has returned to being a postgame exclusive Pokémon: fortunately the devs at Gamefreak have given players the ability to capture this Pokémon at a relatively high level in the Safari Zone (of course, the process of actually having the chance of catching one is rather convoluted, but it’s better than nothing at the very least). While that does help, it still doesn’t really solve Houndoom’s issue of being, well, a strictly postgame exclusive encounter that has to deal with a region notorious for being not really that friendly with Fire-types.


Where to find: As a Houndour: Route 7, level 15, 5% encounter chance during the night in grass and Johto Safari Zone, Savannah Area, levels 41-42, encounter in the grass after placing 4 forest blocks
As a Houndoom: Johto Safari Zone, Plains Area, levels 43-44, encounter in the grass after placing 10 peak blocks.


Notable good matchups: Erika, Sabrina, Janine


Suggested held items: BlackGlasses, Charcoal, Choice Scarf, Choice Specs, Life Orb, Wise Glasses, Charti, Chople, Passho, Shuca Berries.


Team options: Pokémon weak to Fire (Forretress, Jynx, Exeggutor), Grass-types (Vileplume, Meganium, Sunflora), Physically bulky Pokémon (Golem, Slowbro, Cloyster)


Movesets: Flamethrower, Fire Blast/Dark Pulse, Crunch/Thunder Fang, Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb/Nasty Plot, Sunny Day, Solarbeam


Overall rating: C





Gen 6 (X): The Kalos region is one that’s pretty unkind to Houndoom, unfortunately: many Fighting and Rock-types run rampant throughout the region, and its STABs are also resisted by the myriad of Fire and Dark-types that Team Flare oftentimes throws at you. Another main issue that Houndoom suffers through the region is its late access to its strongest options: Flamethrower comes at around the 7th gym, and moves like Dark Pulse and Sludge Bomb are only available either after or before the 8th gym.


Where to find: Route 10, level 21, 10% chance encounter in grass, levels 19-20, 20% chance encounter in yellow flowers and level 11, 5% horde encounter.


Notable good matchups: Rival fight 1 (Tower of Mastery), Rival fight 2 (Coumarine City), Ramos, Aliana fight 1 (Kalos Power Plant), Celosia and Bryony tag team battle (Poké Ball Factory), Olympia, Wulfric, Wikstrom.


Suggested held items: BlackGlasses, Charcoal, Wide Lens, Charti, Chople, Passho, Shuca Berries.


Team options: Pokémon weak to Fire (Lucario, Aegislash, Scolipede), Grass-type Pokémon (Chesnaught, Venusaur, Gogoat), Physically bulky Pokémon (Gigalith, Ferrothorn, Rhyperior)


Movesets: Flamethrower, Fire Blast/Dark Pulse, Crunch, Foul Play/Thunder Fang, Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb/Nasty Plot, Sunny Day, Solarbeam


Overall rating: B+





Gen 7 (US): While Alola is a lot kinder to Houndoom compared to Kalos, its performance is essentially a carbon copy of XY in this game: very limited access to its strongest STAB options until the late to endgame, making Houndoom a bit of a late bloomer and requiring a bit of support compared to its iteration in Platinum, for instance.


Where to find: Route 12, levels 29-32, 20% chance encounter in the grass


Notable good matchups: Guzma fight 2 (Shady House), Faba fight 1 (Aether Paradise), Guzma fight 3 (Aether Paradise), Dulse/Soliera fight 3 (Aether Paradise), Dulse/Soliera fight 4 (Vast Poni Canyon), Mina, Ilima fight 2 (Hau’oli Cemetery), Mallow, Kiawe, Sophocles, Totem Ribombee, Gladion fight 4 (Mt. Lanakila) Molayne, Acerola.


Suggested held items: BlackGlasses, Charcoal, Firium Z, Darkinium Z, Choice Specs, Life Orb, Wise Glasses, Bright Powder


Team options: Pokémon weak to Fire (Ribombee, Skarmory, Forretress), Grass-type Pokémon (Decidueye, Tsareena, Leafeon), Physically bulky Pokémon (Toxapex, Mudsdale, Metagross)


Movesets: Flamethrower, Fire Blast/Dark Pulse, Crunch, Foul Play/Thunder Fang, Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb/Nasty Plot, Sunny Day, Solarbeam.


Overall rating: B+





Introduction (Granbull): Granbull is a Fairy-type Pokémon (Normal-type in pre-Gen 6 games) with a statline of 90 HP/120 Atk/75 Def/60 SpAtk/60 SpDef/45 Spd. Even as a Normal-type, Granbull is a very strong Pokémon with an overall solid statline that benefits from the massive movepool that most Normal-types tend to have. And much like many other Johto Pokémon, Granbull also has an incredibly early evolution--at level 23. While it does suffer from having lowish overall bulk (that is easily patched in the physical side thanks to its Intimidate ability in future games) and really low speed, it’s still an overall solid Pokémon.





Gen 2 (GSC): With its well distributed stats, amazing movepool and relatively early evolution, Granbull’s a sleeper hit in Gen 2: honestly, there’s nothing else to say about it that hasn’t been said before in the introduction. It’s worth noting that it’s obtained much earlier in Crystal than in GS, making it a more appealing Pokémon and overall a much more solid choice in that game compared to GS.


Where to find: In Gold/Silver: Route 38, level 13, 1% encounter rate in the grass
In Crystal: Route 34, level 10, 30% encounter rate during the morning and day in the grass, Route 35, level 12, 30% encounter rate during the morning and day in the grass, Routes 5 and 6, level 13, 30% encounter rate during the morning and day in the grass, Route 7, level 18, 20% encounter rate during the morning and day in the grass, Route 8, level 17, 30% encounter rate during the morning and day in the grass.


Notable good matchups: Morty, Jasmine, Rocket Executive fights 1 & 2 (Team Rocket HQ), Pryce, Rocket Executive fights 3,4 & 5 (Radio Tower), Rival fight 4 (Goldenrod Underground), Rival fight 5 (Victory Road), Will, Koga, Lt. Surge, Erika, Janine, Blue.


Suggested held items: Pink Bow, Quick Claw, Leftovers.


Team options: Psychic-type Pokémon (Slowbro, Hypno, Girafarig), Specially bulky Pokémon (Clefable, Slowking, Muk)


Movesets: Strength, Return/Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb/Thunder, Fire Punch, Ice Punch/Roar, Charm


Overall rating: B in Gold & Silver, A in Crystal





Gen 4 (HGSS): While it’s stuck with GS’s worse availability in the remakes, it’s worth noting that Granbull has become a much better Pokémon compared to its 8-bit iteration: brand-new coverage that its 120 base physical attack can abuse and an incredibly amazing ability in Intimidate (Quick Feet is also not that bad, though it’s a lot more situational and overall a much less versatile ability than Intimidate): while some of these options, like the elemental fangs and Crunch especially, come a bit too late for Granbull’s taste, it’s still a pretty good Pokémon to use.


Where to find: Route 38, level 13, 1% encounter in the grass.


Notable good matchups: Morty, Jasmine, Petrel 1 and Ariana 1 (Team Rocket HQ), Pryce, Petrel 2, Ariana 2 and Proton 2 (Radio Tower), Rival fight 4 (Goldenrod HQ), Rival fight 5 (Victory Road), Koga, Lt. Surge, Erika, Janine, Blue.


Suggested held items: Silk Scarf, Quick Claw, Leftovers, Chople Berry.


Team options: Psychic-type Pokémon (Alakazam, Mr. Mime, Espeon), Specially bulky Pokémon (Tentacruel, Lanturn, Meganium), Physically frail Pokémon (Gengar, Ambipom, Primeape)


Movesets: Strength, Return/Dig, Iron Tail, Crunch, Payback, Fire Fang, Thunder Fang, Ice Fang/Thunder, Fire Blast, Blizzard, Focus Blast/Roar, Charm.


Overall rating: A-





Gen 6 (XY): The Sixth Generation has blessed Granbull with an amazing type change: it’s now a Fairy-type, which is of incredible help against two of the game’s most common and dangerous types in the game: Fighting and Dark. And it still has that incredible versatility it once had when it was still a Normal-type!


Where to find: Route 10, level 21, 10% encounter rate in the grass or levels 19-21, 30% encounter rate in yellow flowers.


Notable good matchups: Grant, Korrina fight 1 (Geosenge Town), Rival fight 1 (Tower of Mastery), Korrina fight 2 (Shalour Gym), Rival fight 2 (Coumarine City) Aliana fight 1 (Kalos Power Plant), Clemont, Rival fight 3 (Route 14), Celosia and Bryony tag team fight (Poké Ball Factory), Mabel fight 1 (Frost Cavern), Lysandre fight 1 (Lysandre Labs), Aliana, Bryony, Mable fights 2 (Lysandre Labs), Xerosic, Lysandre fights 2 & 3 (Team Flare Secret HQ), Shauna fight 2 (Route 19), Tierno fight 2 (Route 19), Wulfric, Rival fight 5 (Victory Road), Drasna.


Suggested held items: Pixie Plate, Leftovers, Quick Claw, Expert Belt, Zoom Lens, Babiri Berry, Kebia Berry


Team options: Ground-type Pokémon (Golurk, Krookodile, Hippowdon), Specially bulky Pokémon (Reuniclus, Roserade, Mantine), Physically frail Pokémon (Alakazam, Greninja, Heliolisk)


Movesets: Play Rough/Crunch, Payback, Fire Fang, Thunder Fang, Ice Fang, Outrage/Earthquake, Brick Break, Rock Slide, Wild Charge/Fire Blast, Thunder, Blizzard, Bulk Up, Reflect, Roar, Charm.


Overall rating: A-





Gen 7 (SMUSUM): Much like in Kalos, Granbull is severely underrated. However, unlike in Kalos, Granbull comes much, MUCH later, at around the start of the fourth island: however, it’s still a great asset against most of the later foes in the game, such as Totem Kommo-o, Gladion, and Hala in the E4, for those who happen to play SM.


Where to find: Poni Wilds and Ancient Poni Path, levels 40-43 (41-44 in USUM), 20% encounter rate in the grass.


Notable good matchups: Totem Kommo-o, Mina (USUM only), Ilima fight 2 (USUM only), Mallow (US only), Lana (UM only), Nanu (UM only), Gladion fight 4 (Mt. Lanakila), Hau fight 7 (Mt. Lanakila, SM only), Hala fight 2 (Pokémon League, SM only), Kahili.


Suggested held items: Pixie Plate, Leftovers, Quick Claw, Brightpowder, Expert Belt, Zoom Lens, Fairium Z, Babiri Berry, Kebia Berry


Team options: Ground-type Pokémon (Alolan Dugtrio, Whiscash, Mudsdale), Specially defensive Pokémon (Primarina, Cradily, Jellicent), physically frail Pokémon (Weavile, Zoroark, Alolan Raichu)


Movesets: Play Rough/Payback, Crunch, Fire Fang, Ice Fang, Thunder Fang/Outrage, Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Ice Punch, Earthquake, Brick Break, Stone Edge/Work Up, Reflect, Thunder Wave, Roar, Crunch.


Overall rating: B


And that's that! I hope you guys enjoyed this Spotlight as much as the previous ones! And remember to compile this form if you ever want a certain Pokémon to be spotlighted!

With that said, I'll be out: see you guys in the next Spotlight!
 

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Hey everyone! Welcome back to another rendition of Pokémon Spotlight! Today's spotlight is about yet another Pokémon that has appeared in all of the regional dexes since its first appearence back in the GBA days.... that's right: today we're talking about the Disaster Pokémon, Absol!



(Huge shoutout to @katieb1650 and @Aozora for collabing and creating this wonderful art piece for this spotlight!)



Introduction: Absol is a pure Dark-type Pokémon with a statline of 65 HP/130 Atk/60 Def/75 SpAtk/60 SpDef/75 Spd (65 HP/150 Atk/60 Def/115 SpAtk/60 SpDef/115 Spd as Mega Absol). If there’s one thing that many people know about Absol, it has to be its massive base attack stat of 130, which while it may be unable to use at its fullest potential in the Gen 3 games, it can still deal a pretty tough blow against many foes. Its Special Attack also isn’t too shabby either, which means that players who want to give their Absols special attacks are free to do so without any issues. Now, if you plan on using an Absol, be very mindful of its bulk, or lack thereof. Absol is a very, very frail Pokémon that is sadly unable to take that many hits aside from a couple of not very effective attacks, but that’s about it. Speed also is a big issue for a Pokémon like Absol, as its base 75 speed is nothing to write home about. It can be patched up with the likes of EV training, but be mindful that Absol may be unable to outspeed enemies whose base speed exceedes the 100s.



Gen 3 (RSE): Absol’s pretty decent in its debut generation! While the fact that it has no STAB options aside from the low powered Bite might turn away a couple of players into using this Pokémon, have no fear: options like Shadow Ball are still incredibly reliable for a Pokémon like Absol, and it doesn’t have to worry about Speed EVs too much in this game either, as Hoenn’s a rather slow region as well.


Where to find: Route 120, levels 25 and 27, 8% encounter in the grass

Notable good matchups: Winona, Rival fight 4 (Lilycove City), Tate and Liza, Maxie/Archie fight 2 (Seafloor Cavern), Juan/Wallace (Sootopolis City), Wally fight 2 (Victory Road), Sidney, Phoebe.

Team options: Psychic-type Pokémon (Alakazam, Gardevoir, Grumpig), Defensive Walls (Aggron, Magneton, Claydol), Flying-type Pokémon (Swellow, Pelipper, Dodrio)

Suggested held items: Spell Tag, Quick Claw, Shell Bell.

Movesets: Shadow Ball/Aerial Ace, Strength, Return, Iron Tail/Flamethrower, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt/Swords Dance, Quick Attack, Calm Mind, Perish Song

Overall rating: B



Gen 4 (Platinum): The fourth generation has given Absol a myriad of incredibly useful buffs, including but not limited to the brand-new Sucker Punch move, which can be used to cheese Platinum’s smart but predictable AI. Other than that, Absol’s practically the same mon that it was back in RSE.


Where to find: Mt. Coronet peak, levels 38 and 40, 5% encounter in the grass

Notable good matchups: Mars and Jupiter Tag battle (Spear Pillar), Volkner, Barry fight 6 (Pokémon League), Lucian

Team options: Psychic-type Pokémon (Uxie, Espeon, Medicham), Defensive walls (Bronzong, Blissey, Spiritomb), Flying-type Pokémon (Staraptor, Gliscor, Altaria)

Suggested held items: BlackGlasses, Choice Specs, Expert Belt, Quick Claw, Chople Berry, Tanga Berry

Movesets: Night Slash, Sucker Punch/Zen Headbutt, X-Scissor, Aerial Ace, Stone Edge, Rock Slide, Iron Tail, Return/Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Flamethrower/Swords Dance, Calm Mind, Quick Attack

Overall rating: C+



Gen 4 (HGSS): While Dark might be an okay type in HGSS!Kanto, it’s nothing really special enough to put Absol in your team during the Kanto postgame--you’re better off keeping your team as it is rather than boxing one of your Pokémon for Absol.


Where to find: Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver, Ice Path, Cliff Cave, Diglett’s Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls, 20% encounter by walking while Hoenn Sounds is active (Requires National Pokédex)

Notable good matchups: Sabrina, Erika, Janine

Team options: Psychic-type Pokémon (Slowbro, Hypno, Girafarig), Defensive walls (Meganium, Forretress, Tentacruel), Flying-type Pokémon (Skarmory, Fearow, Mantine)

Suggested held items: Blackglasses, Quick Claw, Choice Scarf, Choice Specs, Scope Lens, Chople Berry, Tanga Berry

Movesets: Night Slash, Sucker Punch/Zen Headbutt, X-Scissor, Aerial Ace, Stone Edge, Rock Slide, Iron Tail, Return/Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Flamethrower/Swords Dance, Calm Mind, Quick Attack

Overall rating: C



Gen 5 (BW2): The fifth generation turns Absol into a scary Pokémon thanks to two new changes given to it: access to the Scope Lens, which stacks with Night Slash and Super Luck, and an overhauled moveset, giving it access to better options at earlier points in the game, such as Night Slash and Psycho Cut.


Where to find: Routes 13 and 14, levels 35 and 37 (39 and 41 in the dark grass), 15% encounter in the grass, Route 23, levels 50-55, 2% encounter in Hidden Grotto.

Notable good matchups: Drayden, Team Plasma Shadow fight 1 (Opelucid City), Team Plasma Shadow fight 2, 3 and 4 (Plasma Frigate), Shauntal, Caitlin

Team options: Psychic-type Pokémon (Reuniclus, Starmie, Sigilyph), Defensive walls (Aggron, Magnezone, Gigalith), Flying-type Pokémon (Crobat, Braviary, Skarmory)

Suggested held items: BlackGlasses, Scope Lens, Expert Belt, Quick Claw, Tanga Berry, Chople Berry.

Movesets: Night Slash, Sucker Punch/Zen Headbutt, X-Scissor, Aerial Ace, Stone Edge, Rock Slide, Iron Tail, Return, Superpower/Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Flamethrower/Swords Dance, Calm Mind, Quick Attack, Will-o-Wisp, Thunder Wave

Overall rating B+



Gen 6 (XY): Considering how Absol appeared in the mid-to-lategame in all of the games it was in so far, it’s honestly kind of incredible that the guys at Gamefreak would allow such a Pokémon to be caught during the earlygame: regardless, Absol’s here to stay and kick all sorts of ass, and by god it sure does kick ass.


Where to find: Route 8, levels 15 (13-14 in yellow flowers), 10% encounter in grass (20% encounter in yellow flowers)

Notable good matchups: Grant, Rival fight 1 (Tower of Mastery), Rival fight 2 (Coumarine City), Ramos, Aliana fight 1 (Kalos Power Plant), Rival fight 3 (Route 14), Celosia and Bryony tag battle (Poké Ball Factory), Olympia, Wulfric.

Team options: Poison-type Pokémon (Venusaur, Gengar, Nidoking), Defensive walls (Hippowdon, Ferrothorn, Magnezone), Flying-type Pokémon (Charizard, Hawlucha, Staraptor)

Suggested held items: Scope Lens, Quick Claw, BlackGlasses, Expert Belt, Tanga, Roseli and Chople Berries.

Movesets: Night Slash, Sucker Punch/Zen Headbutt, X-Scissor, Aerial Ace, Stone Edge, Rock Slide, Iron Tail, Return/Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Flamethrower/Swords Dance, Quick Attack, Will-o-Wisp, Thunder Wave

Overall rating: A-



Gen 6 (ORAS): Rejoice everyone, for Absol has finally gained access to its incredibly powerful Mega Evolution! A +20 boost in attack, coupled with a +40 in both speed and special attack and a brand new ability in Magic Bounce has made Absol into an incredible menace once it mega evolves, making this what’s essentially the best iteration of this Pokémon so far. (only counting Mega Absol, that is.)


Where to find: Route 120, level 27, 5% encounter in the grass

Notable good matchups: Winona, Rival fight 4, Tate and Liza, Maxie/Archie fight 2 (Seafloor Cavern), Wallace, Wally fight 2 (Victory Road), Sidney, Phoebe, Glacia, Drake, Steven

Team options: Poison-type Pokémon (Tentacruel, Roserade, Weezing), Defensive walls (Golem, Probopass, Claydol), Flying-type Pokémon (Skarmory, Swellow, Tropius)

Suggested held items: Absolite, Scope Lens, Quick Claw, BlackGlasses, Expert Belt, Tanga, Roseli and Chople Berries.

Movesets: Night Slash, Sucker Punch/Zen Headbutt, X-Scissor, Aerial Ace, Stone Edge, Rock Slide, Iron Tail, Return/Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Flamethrower/Swords Dance, Calm Mind, Quick Attack, Will-o-Wisp, Thunder Wave

Overall rating: B as Absol, A+ as Mega Absol



Gen 7 (SMUSUM): The fact that Absol can resist and counter the many, many Dark-types that plague Alola’s existence is a rather important boon for a Pokémon like Absol. While it may be unable to take hits very well, it’s still good to have around in your team, it just needs a bit of support, nothing more, nothing less.


Where to find: Tapu Village, levels 28-31 (30-33 in USUM), 10% encounter in the grass, Mt. Lanakila base, levels 30-33, 20% encounter rate in the grass (USUM only), Mt. Lanakila, levels 45-48 (48-51 in USUM), 20% encounter in the cave/grass

Notable good matchups: Plumeria fight 2 (Aether House), Nanu fight 1 (Malie City), Faba fights 1 and 2 (Aether Paradise), Dulse/Soliera fights 3 and 4 (Aether Paradise/Vast Poni Canyon, USUM exclusive), Ilima fight 2 (Hau’oli Cemetery), Mallow, Lana, Nanu (All USUM exclusive), Acerola.

Team options: Poison-type Pokémon (Gengar, Salazzle, Alolan Muk), Defensive walls (Forretress, Toxapex, Gigalith), Flying-type Pokémon (Mantine, Pelipper, Drifblim)

Suggested held items: Darkinium Z, Scope Lens, Quick Claw, BlackGlasses, Expert Belt, Tanga, Roseli and Chople Berries.

Movesets: Night Slash, Sucker Punch/Zen Headbutt, X-Scissor, Aerial Ace, Stone Edge, Rock Slide, Iron Tail, Return/Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, Flamethrower/Swords Dance, Quick Attack, Will-o-Wisp, Thunder Wave

Overall rating: B

And that's it! I hope you guys enjoyed this brand-new Spotlight! Once again, if you want a certain Pokémon to be spotlighted, you just have to fill this form!

and with that, it's time for me to leave now: see you on the next spotlight!
 
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Hey guys, happy halloween! Been a while, hasn't it? Apologies for the radio silence regarding Pokémon Spotlight, it has been a very busy couple of months for me, with stuff like joining university for the first time and other personal stuff regarding my life. But that doesn't mean I won't drop Pokémon Spotlight whatsoever!

Before we go through the two new spotlights that I made (spoiler alert! there's two spotlights today!), there's a couple of changes that I want to announce regarding the format of these current and future spotlights:

1: Where to find, Suggested Held Items, Team Options, Movesets and Overall Ratings now have all their own category
I've decided to emphasize these sections by giving them their own category, which means that, for example, if people want to see which Pokémon are good team options for the spotlighted Mon, then they just have to see the Team Options Category and they'll be able to look at potential team options that they can use for all of the games said spotlighted mon is in, which will lower the risk of things mixing and blending in.

2: Movesets has a new format
It's nothing too big, but I've decided to update Movesets's format as well: in previous Spotlights, its format was Move 1, option/Move 2, option/Move 3, option/Move 4, option, option, option, option, and the list goes on. From now on, Movesets will be updated to have the following format: Move 1, Move 2, Move 3/Option, Move 4/Option/Option/Option, with moves that have alternatives being put in the back, same with other more... unorthodox coverage/status moves that a Pokémon might learn, all for improving your reading experience for these spotlights!

3: From now on, Pokémon Spotlight will be only published with Google Docs
While I did also work on updating the spotlights' format, I've also ran into a huge issue: I use Google Docs for creating these Spotlights, and with it, I've also tampered a bit with colored text and background colors: because of it, I've decided to use a bbcode converter to hopefully copypaste the document... and it did! But it didn't copy the background colors. So unless I can find a solution for this issue, from now on I will only be able to post the original Google Document that I use for creating the spotlights in the first place. I sincerely apologize for this issue and I hope your experience reading these spotlights won't be ruined.

With that said, it's time to show you guys the two new spotlights that I've made, just for this season of spooks and scares: one's about Victreebel, the Flycatcher Pokémon, and the other's about the Luring Pokémon, Chandelure! Enjoy!



Huge thanks to @Chess for the Victreebel art!




Major thanks to @Pika for the Chandelure art!


And once again, thank you so much for reading these spotlights! As always, if you want a certain Pokémon to be spotlighted, don't be afraid to hit up the good old Spotlight Submit Form for any suggestions! I hope you guys enjoyed, and have yourselves a happy Halloween! See ya!
 
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Hello, and welcome once again to Pokémon Spotlight! It's been a week since Sword and Shield have been released, and I hope you have all been enjoying the games! Sadly, I won't really be able to tackle those two games just yet, as I'll need a bit more knowledge on those two games before I get to add a section to them (That, and I currently don't own them right now, so there's also that :V )
But hopefully that won't deter you guys from reading this new Spotlight! Today, we'll be tackling a Johto Pokémon: The Land Snake Pokémon, Dunsparce!



(Huge thanks to @Polymori for making the art for this spotlight!)


And that's it! I hope you guys enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed making this! (Totally not because Dunsparce's one of my all-time favorites, no siree ;P )

If you think a certain Pokémon deserves to be spotlighted, Hit up the good old Spotlight Submit Form! You won't regret it, promise.

And with that said, I hope you guys all have a wonderful day, see you on the next spotlight!
 

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Howdy! I'm Toyo the Toyo. So this is what the inside of a Pokedex is like...
Hey guys, welcome to another Pokémon Spotlight! It's been a full month since the release of Sword and Shield, which means that the embargo's been lifted on the new content! Now we can post it freely!
...Wait, something's not right here. Who am I, posting here, and not Squiggy Azalea? Well... He's given me permission to do a write up for a set of Sword and Shield Pokes, to kick off the post-embargo spotlight! Will this be the only time that I'm guest writing for this? Maybe, maybe not. My style of putting down the doc is a little different than how he does it, but I assure you, it helps to rank things all the same.

So, with that introduction out of the way, the Pokémon I chose to write about are quite divisive among some people, if you will... Click the spoiler, and you'll see what I mean with these four very closely connected Pokémon!


(Ingame models, Left To Right: Dracozolt, Arctozolt, Dracovish, and Arctovish)
The fossils of Galar are definitely very different, being created as a nod to some early British fossil history of mashing two separate fossils together. But how do they do? Well, that's what I'm here to tell you about!

 

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Welcome to another edition of Pokémon Spotlight! Today's Spotlight is about a Pokémon that seemed rather forgettable when it first introduced, only to get a massive glowup in the next generation: today we're talking about the one and only, Roserade!

(Special thanks to @SysterSyn for making the Roserade art!)


And that's it for the spotlight! I hope you guys enjoyed reading it just as I did making it! Remember to hit up the Spotlight Submit Form if you want to choose a Pokémon that you think deserves a Spotlight!

I hope you guys also enjoyed the Guest Spotlight made by @Toyotasomi no Miko regarding the Galar Fossil Pokémon, he made an exceptional job making it, and if you haven't watched it, I urge you to take a look at it, you won't regret it.

And with that said, I hope you guys have a wonderful time, see you on the next spotlight!
 

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Hello and happy Valentine's Day! Apologies for how long the gap between Spotlights was, this one... was a big one for a particular reason.

Today we'll be talking about the Light Pokémon, Lanturn! And you'll notice that there's a new feature added in the spotlight: Matchup Details, which detail every single matchup that a Pokémon will be able to face in each and every game it's in. And that... was pretty much the reason WHY it took so long to make this Spotlight. Because of that, Matchup Details are going to be only posted on Pokémon that have appeared in a few amount of games (roughly 2-3 games, give or take). As much as I love this project, I'll admit that making this Spotlight took somewhat of a toll on me, and I'd rather not risk burning out in making this passion project of mine.

With that said, I hope you all enjoy Lanturn's Spotlight: have a nice read!



(Special Thanks to @Pika for making the Lanturn art!)


And that's it! I hope you guys all enjoyed this Spotlight, and once again, if you want to submit one or more Pokémon for a future Spotlight, you can do so by using the submit form!

And once again, I'll see you guys in the next spotlight. Bye!
 

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Hey guys! Welcome to a new edition of Pokémon Spotlight!

Today's going to be a special spotlight, as we will talk about the Pokémon that managed to win the Nuzlocke Community Top 50 poll, created and handled by the lovely @Alolan Floatzel! So without further ado, enjoy this latest Spotlight on the Moonlight Pokémon, Umbreon!



(Major shoutouts to @mizar for doing the art on this spotlight!)


And that was the spotlight! Hope you guys all enjoyed it, and as always, if you want to suggest or submit a specific Pokémon for future spotlights, please check the Spotlight Submit Form and suggest any Pokémon you'd like!

With that said, see you guys in the next spotlight! 👋
 

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May 20, 2019
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329
Location
italy
Nature
Jolly
Pronouns
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Pokémon Type
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Pokédex Entry
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Hello there everyone, it's time for a new Pokémon Spotlight! Today's spotlight is a neat one, as we'll be tackling a fairly rare Pokémon that I assume not many have tried a lot, known for its high speed and very strong special offenses: it's the Ogre Darner Pokémon, Yanmega!



(Shoutouts to @Polymori for the incredible Yanmega art!)



Once again, that's all! Thank you so much for showing up again and read up a new piece of Pokémon Spotlight, I'm very glad to know that there are people who take their time reading up something that I've worked hard on making into a thing, it makes me very happy :D

If you wish to suggest any Pokémon that haven't been spotlighted yet, please go to the submit form and suggest one or more Pokémon there!

With that said, it's time to see you guys in the next spotlight: farewell!
 

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Team Omega
Pokédex No.
15
Caught
May 20, 2019
Messages
329
Location
italy
Nature
Jolly
Pronouns
He/they
Pokémon Type
Electric, Tough
Pokédex Entry
pizza pasta mamma mia
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  • #20
Heyo, hope you guys are ready for a new Spotlight! This one's going to be dedicated to a pretty neat Pokémon, one that got very popular thanks to a certain game in a certain dungeon crawling spinoff series that may or may not have been about exploring time, darkness and sky...

...Which is why today's spotlight is none other than the Gripper Pokémon, Dusknoir! (and also its pre-evolution, the Beckon Pokémon, Dusclops)

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Huge shoutouts to @SysterSyn for the amazing Dusknoir art!


And that's pretty much it! Once again, if you want to suggest a Pokémon for the next spotlight, be sure to do so with the submit form!
Something you may have noticed is that I've edited the first question in the doc to include reddit and twitter usernames; that's because from now on I'm going to crosspost Pokémon Spotlight with the r/Nuzlocke subreddit and the official Nuzlocke Forums Twitter account, so be sure to keep an eye on those when you have the chance!

That's all for today, I hope you all enjoyed this spotlight, catch you all on the next one! 👋
 

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