Share:    Facebook Facebook Reddit

[VGC] Starmie Fast Support
#1
[Image: tumblr_nkjzgvNPVO1qmgvoko1_1280.png]
Credit to EviArt

This gem of the sea certainly isn't called the "Mysterious Pokémon" for no reason - with a deep supportive move pool, you never know exactly what is going to be spouting forth from its featureless face. Whether you're spreading burns, controlling speed, or utilizing Starmie's new counter-redirection capabilities with Spotlight, your options are never limited. It's high speed, respectable bulk, and six resistances ensure that Starmie will be around to annoy your opponent for a while.

However, Starmie is by no means perfect. In contrast to its numerous resistances are its nearly as numerous weaknesses, meaning it has to watch out for some key threats as its certainly no tank. Spotlight certainly takes some practice and prediction, while the sea star is also partially reliant on RNG with Scald and the Thunder Wave nerfs this gen. Worst of all, its best form of speed control, Icy Wind, is unavailable as of now. But don't fret! With the proper heavy-hitting partners to compensate, and a little luck, Starmie can shine in a plethora of invaluable supportive roles.

[Image: starmie.png]

Type: Water Psychic

Base Stats: 60 HP / 75 Attack / 85 Defense / 100 Special Attack / 85 Special Defense / 115 Speed

Weaknesses: Electric x2 Grass x2 Bug x2 Ghost x2 Dark x2

Resistances: Fire x0.5 Water x0.5 Ice x0.5 Fighting x0.5 Psychic x0.5 Steel x0.5

Immunities: None

Abilities:
Illuminate: Raises the likelihood of meeting wild Pokémon by illuminating the surroundings. No effect in battle, please don't use it, folks.
Natural Cure: All status conditions heal when the Pokémon switches out.
(Hidden Ability)
Analytic: Boosts move power when the Pokémon moves last (by 30%).


Fast Support

[Image: starmie.png]
Starmie @ Leftovers
Ability: Analytic / Natural Cure
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Spotlight
- Scald
- Recover / Psyshock
- Thunder Wave / Trick Room / Psyshock

Starmie's newest trick in Generation VII is the move Spotlight, which I'll dive into the mechanics of here. Spotlight essentially forces one of the opposing Pokemon to use Follow Me. Nothing super crazy here - your foes won't turn on themselves or anything like that. However, it does supersede any redirecting abilities from your opponent. If you're going up against an Alolan-Marowak with Lightning Rod or a Gastrodon with Storm Drain, Starmie can use Spotlight to help its own partner get past that ability and hit their partner with an Electric or Water type attack, respectively. Alternatively, you are able to use Spotlight on your own partner, though the application of this is more limited. Unlike Follow Me and Rage Powder, Spotlight is blocked by all variants of Protect, Magic Coat, and Magic Bounce. If Starmie uses Spotlight on a Pokémon that uses Magic Coat or has Magic Bounce, the Spotlight will be reflected back onto Starmie, though Starmie cannot directly use Spotlight on itself. Spotlight comes with a +3 priority, which is one higher than Follow Me or Rage Powder. This means that Starmie's Spotlight will also take priority over said moves, allowing its partner to bypass the effects of your opponent's Follow Me or Rage Powder.

Moving onto the set, the EVs are pretty straightforward, the Speed investment and Timid nature allows Starmie to outspeed a wide swath of the unboosted meta while the HP investment means it can take as many hits as possible. Make sure to have 0 Attack IVs in case your opponent is running Foul Play. Starmie doesn't do super effective STAB hits from offense-based mons with much grace (unless they're burned, enter Scald). Though it's able to gain some dignity back with its ability to take neutral and resisted hits, even taking a Moonblast from max investment Choice Specs Tapu Lele. Super Effective non STAB varies on a case by case basis - for instance, it can take an unboosted Thunderbolt from the Porygon line. But it struggles to stomach any attacks made at +1.

Analytic will generally be your most useful ability - in this meta full of weird priority and lots of speed control, you never know when you'll be moving last. However, if Toxic stresses you out and you're willing to risk switching, Natural Cure has got you covered. Finally, the leftovers are there to provide a bit of extra longevity.

Spotlight has already been discussed, and should be used to get past any troublesome opposing redirect you come up against. Always be cautious when using this though, since it's blocked by Protect, it certainly takes some prediction and mind games to use this move to its full effectiveness. Scald is the go-to move for dealing chip damage and spreading burns around to hinder physical attackers (30% of the time, it works every time). Recover provides Starmie with some staying power, and can help it utilize its numerous resistances well. If you find that you're lacking coverage, Psyshock is another option in this slot to do some decent damage to things that Scald can't touch.

The final slot is reserved for speed control. Thunder Wave can halve your opponent's Speed and potentially prevent them from moving entirely if the RNG is strong with you. Alternatively, Trick Room can be used in this slot for one of two options. Either Starmie can serve as an un-setter for Trick Room, as its bulk generally allows it to survive a few non-super effective hits (and maybe a few Super Effectives ones, too) and turn off the Trick Room to serve faster teams. The other option would be to use Starmie as an unexpected Trick Room setter to serve slower teams. While in Trick Room, Starmie can make use of its Analytic ability to gain some extra power while moving last, and this doesn't ruin Spotlight because of its priority. Overall though, given Starmie's Speed, Thunder Wave is the better speed control option once Alolan-Marowak is out of the way. If none of these speed control options appeal to you, Psyshock can be moved down to this slot, or you can run something else like Toxic.

Damage Calculations:

Offensive


4 SpA Starmie Scald vs. 248 HP / 112 SpD Marowak-Alola: 186-218 (57.5 - 67.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

4 SpA Starmie Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 210-248 (54.6 - 64.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
-1 4 SpA Starmie Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 140-168 (36.4 - 43.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

4 SpA Starmie Scald vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 234-276 (70.6 - 83.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

4 SpA Starmie Psyshock vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Gengar: 264-312 (100.7 - 119%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Defensive


Max SpA LO Tapu Koko
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 118-140 (36.4 - 43.2%) -- 97.7% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Discharge vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 354-421 (109.2 - 129.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Max SpA Specs Tapu Lele
252 SpA Choice Specs Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 267-315 (82.4 - 97.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 SpA Choice Specs Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 189-223 (58.3 - 68.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 SpA Choice Specs Tapu Lele Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 338-398 (104.3 - 122.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Tapu Lele Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 226-266 (69.7 - 82%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Porygon2
0 Atk Porygon2 Foul Play vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 92-110 (28.3 - 33.9%) -- 97.3% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
+1 20 SpA Porygon2 Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 236-278 (72.8 - 85.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery (Download Boosted)
+1 252 SpA Porygon2 Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 290-342 (89.5 - 105.5%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO (Download Boosted)
252 SpA Porygon2 Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 194-230 (59.8 - 70.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery (Unboosted)

Porygon-Z
252 SpA Porygon-Z Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 232-274 (71.6 - 84.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 SpA Porygon-Z Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 206-244 (63.5 - 75.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
+1 252 SpA Porygon-Z Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 346-408 (106.7 - 125.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252 SpA Porygon-Z Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 308-364 (95 - 112.3%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO

Alolan-Marowak
140+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Shadow Bone vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 236-278 (141.3 - 166.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
140+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Bonemerang (2 hits) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 94-112 (56.2 - 67%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
140+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 83-98 (49.7 - 58.6%) -- 71.1% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Gengar
252 SpA Gengar Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 302-356 (93.2 - 109.8%) -- 62.5% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Gengar Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 169-199 (52.1 - 61.4%) -- 96.9% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Alolan-Raichu
252 SpA Raichu-Alola Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 272-324 (83.9 - 100%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO outside of Electric Terrain
252 SpA Raichu-Alola Psychic vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 68-81 (20.9 - 25%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery

Garchomp
252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 141-166 (43.5 - 51.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 Atk Garchomp Dragon Claw vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 151-178 (46.6 - 54.9%) -- 10.9% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 Atk Garchomp Rock Slide vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 70-83 (21.6 - 25.6%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery

Arcanine
4 SpA Arcanine Snarl vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 68-82 (20.9 - 25.3%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery
4 SpA Arcanine Burn Up vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Starmie: 80-95 (24.6 - 29.3%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery

Gyarados
252 Atk Life Orb Gyarados Waterfall vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 94-112 (29 - 34.5%) -- 99.7% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
+1 252 Atk Life Orb Gyarados Waterfall vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 142-168 (43.8 - 51.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 Atk Life Orb Gyarados Crunch vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 252-299 (77.7 - 92.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
+1 252 Atk Life Orb Gyarados Crunch vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 380-447 (117.2 - 137.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Pheromosa
252 Atk Pheromosa U-turn vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 272-324 (83.9 - 100%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO

Dark Types
Guaranteed OHKO from any reasonably strong STAB Knock Off
-1 252 Atk Krookodile Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 224-266 (69.1 - 82%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
-1 252+ Atk Muk-Alola Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 230-272 (70.9 - 83.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
-1 252 Atk Weavile Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 230-272 (70.9 - 83.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery


Potential Teammates include, but aren't limited to;
  • Starmie fits well with Water type Pokemon such as Golduck or Gyarados, especially on Rain teams, that have trouble dealing with Storm Drain. It can learn Rain Dance if you want a fast backup setter.
  • Strong Electric types such as Tapu Koko or Xurkitree appreciate Starmie's ability to bypass Lightning Rod.
  • Dragon types like Garchomp and Salamence that want to spam their STAB like Spotlight's ability to go around Clefable's Follow Me.
  • Glass cannons like Kartana, Xurkitree, Flygon, etc. like Scald burns and don't mind Trick Room being turned off, either.
  • Alolan-Marowak has the Lightning Rod ability, which can save Starmie from the electric types running around and threaten some other weaknesses, just don't use Thunder Wave when he's on the field (unless you want to run a Special Attacking A-Wak and intentionally boost that stat, because you're crazy).
  • Slow attackers like Araquanid, Hariyama, Mudsdale, etc. can all benefit from Trick Room if you want Starmie as a setter. Though if you want Torkoal, be prepared for some weak sauce Scalds.


Threats include, but aren't limited to;
  • Gastrodon forms an interesting relationship with Starmie, as despite the sea star countering Storm Drain, this slug can eat Starmie's Scald with said ability and is immune to Thunder Wave.
  • Electric Types such as Tapu Koko, Alolan-Raichu, Xurkitree, and Magnezone
  • Dark types like Krookodile and Alolan-Muk, unless you're feeling lucky, punk, and want to burn them
  • Grass types like Kartana, Lilligant, and Tapu Bulu
  • Bug types like Araquanid and Pheromosa
  • Ghost types such as Dhelmise, Gengar, and to a less extent A-Wak
  • Counter-status like Tapu Fini or Aerodactyl with Taunt


Other Notable Moves
  • As mentioned in Potential Teammates, Rain Dance can be used if you want Starmie to be a backup weather setter behind Pelliper or Politoed.
  • Toxic can be used over Thunder Wave / Trick Room if you're not looking for speed control, or if you want to pair Starmie with A-Marowak more reliably.
  • If you're running coverage, Psychic is an option over Psyshock to hit more physically defensive threats.
  • Reflect and/or Light Screen are potential options, though that support falls more naturally in Alolan-Ninetales or Oranguru's wheelhouse.
  • Ice Beam can be used if you're having trouble with Garchomp or Salamence, but you're looking at a 2HKO on both without chip damage.
  • Thunderbolt honestly doesn't hit many threats much harder that Scald or Psyshock do, but there are probably some uses for it.
  • Grass Knot can be thrown on if you want to watch Gastrodon die faint painfully, but it doesn't hit much else.


Other Notable Items
  • A Sitrus Berry can provide a one-time extra HP boost without reserving a turn for Recover.
  • Any variety of damage reduction berries could also be used to temporarily cover one of Starmie's weaknesses, but with Starmie's wide range of weaknesses this would be an extremely situational item choice.


So there's my first build submission! I'm open to any and all suggestions and criticism, of course. I wanted to get some feedback before I potentially work on another Starmie set.
Reply
#2
I really don't quite understand why you would ever run Starmie. It isn't strong, it isn't bulky and its support options are honestly pretty crap. Its typing doesn't give it any better matchups against anything that is popular in the metagame and it has a useless ability in almost all situations (why status it when you can just 2HKO it, or just leave it alive since Scald isn't doing any damage, and Analytic isn't great in doubles). The only redeemable factor that Starmie has is Spotlight, which is literally only useful against Gastrodon since any other water type would simply OHKO Marowak as opposed to working around it, as well as the fact that most electric nowadays run Discharge. The Pokemon that most struggle with Gastrodon are teams like Double Duck and P2+Araquanid. Slotting Starmie onto double duck makes 1/2 of your team water types which clearly gives you other matchup issues, and Starmie doesn't exactly thrive under Trick Room so it doesn't have good synergy with P2+Araquanid. Almost every other water type in the tier has a better niche, for example Araquanid is an incredibly strong Trick Room Abuser, Gyarados has intimidate and a ground immunity, Milotic deters opposing Intimidate, Gastrodon redirects opposing water moves and provides an electric immunity, Tapu Fini is incredibly tanky with very spammable spread options or great setup potential, Pelipper and Politoed are rain setters and Golduck is a rain abuser. After these few we start getting in to less viable options but I would argue many of these still have a better niche than Starmie in this meta.

Sorry if I'm being a bit critical, but you always need to think of the opportunity cost when putting a Pokemon on your team and it seems like other waters beat the things it is supposed to beat far better than it does while not being deadweight in a lot of matchups. Also you left out Thick Club in all of your Marowak calcs

140+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Shadow Bone vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 236-278 (141.3 - 166.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
140+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Bonemerang (2 hits) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 94-112 (56.2 - 67%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
140+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Starmie: 83-98 (49.7 - 58.6%) -- 71.1% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

It gets 2HKO'd by everything Marowak can throw at it and loses 1v1 under trick room.
Reply
#3
Whoops, you're right, totally missed that Thick Club. Fixed.

No need to be sorry, I definitely appreciate the points. I honestly picked a lower tier Pokemon as my first build to get a feel for the process and what not, I'm not actually running one on my own team, nor do I think it has a place on every team by any means.

However, there are some niche roles it can fill (I can see I may have romanticized the intro somewhat). I don't think there are any other water types in the tier that learn Thunder Wave except for Gyarados, who has a much harder time with electric attacks in general (not that Starmie is a particular gem in that area either, but it can take ones from non Specs Tapu Lele, Porygon, etc.) and rock type attacks, though that Intimidate is definitely nice. Thunder Wave may not be as useful as it used to be, but I'd consider it decent speed control without Trick Room.

Spotlight is, as I think support Starmie is overall, pretty niche. But niche doesn't mean useless. Looking at it now after your post, this set would probably actually work better in the Smogon meta with Rapid Spin over Spotlight. My other set idea for VGC was a Life Orb set with three attacks and Spotlight, though I'm hesistant to say anything about that set's viability without running some calcs.
Reply
#4
As per my last post, I've been running some calcs with a Life Orb set (listed below), but it's pretty underwhelming as a general rule. It just lacks a strong enough punch in most circumstances to warrant a slot on teams. I could see it potentially having two options: specs (which is pretty limiting) or place it on a rain team, which would boost Hydro Pump and allow Thunderbolt to be upgraded to Thunder (though that doesn't patch up the average Psychic damage). Except of course that would be generally outclassed by Golduck, save for a few niche improvements in that it gets electric coverage and is still fast outside of the rain, but it kind of needs that rain to function reliably, so that's not much of an improvement anyway. Starmie's best bet seems to be more in the Smogon realm, where it can cherry pick which one enemy it has to go up against instead of dealing with two.



Starmie @ Life Orb
Ability: Analytic
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Hydro Pump
- Psychic
- Thunderbolt / Ice Beam
- Protect / Spotlight

Damage Calculations:


vs Tapu Koko
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Koko: 165-195 (47.9 - 56.6%) -- 89.5% chance to 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Koko: 134-160 (38.9 - 46.5%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 247-292 (87.5 - 103.5%) -- 25% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Tapu Koko: 200-238 (58.1 - 69.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

vs Tapu Lele
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 173-204 (50.2 - 59.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 173-204 (61.3 - 72.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

vs Celesteela
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 252 SpD Celesteela: 169-200 (42.4 - 50.2%) -- 1.2% chance to 2HKO

vs Garchomp
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp: 224-265 (53.3 - 63%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp: 183-216 (51.2 - 60.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp: 489-577 (116.4 - 137.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO

vs Kartana
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Kartana: 155-183 (59.8 - 70.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Kartana: 126-149 (48.6 - 57.5%) -- 95.7% chance to 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Kartana: 169-200 (65.2 - 77.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Kartana: 231-273 (89.1 - 105.4%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Kartana: 190-224 (73.3 - 86.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Kartana: 253-299 (97.6 - 115.4%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO

vs Porygon2
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 76+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2: 114-136 (30.4 - 36.3%) -- 53.8% chance to 3HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 252 HP / 76+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2: 95-113 (25.4 - 30.2%) -- guaranteed 4HKO

vs Arcanine
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 468-554 (121.8 - 144.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO

vs Gyarados
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Thunderbolt vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Gyarados: 426-504 (128.3 - 151.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Gyarados: 160-188 (48.1 - 56.6%) -- 90.6% chance to 2HKO

vs Alolan-Marowak
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 248 HP / 112 SpD Marowak-Alola: 413-486 (127.8 - 150.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 248 HP / 112 SpD Marowak-Alola: 168-199 (52 - 61.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

vs Alolan-Muk
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 248 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Muk-Alola: 103-122 (24.9 - 29.5%) -- 100% chance to 4HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Thunderbolt vs. 248 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Muk-Alola: 57-68 (13.8 - 16.4%) -- possible 7HKO

vs Tapu Bulu
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 101-121 (29.3 - 35.1%) -- 100% chance to 4HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 224-265 (65.1 - 77%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

vs Araquanid
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Araquanid: 114-135 (33.5 - 39.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Araquanid: 86-101 (25.2 - 29.7%) -- guaranteed 4HKO

vs Gastrodon
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 232 HP / 52 SpD Gastrodon: 177-211 (42 - 50.1%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Ice Beam vs. 232 HP / 52 SpD Gastrodon: 118-140 (28 - 33.2%) -- guaranteed 4HKO

vs Gengar
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Gengar: 406-478 (154.9 - 182.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Gengar: 247-292 (94.2 - 111.4%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO

vs Krookodile
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 523-616 (158 - 186.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 286-338 (86.4 - 102.1%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO

vs Politoed
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Psychic vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Politoed: 160-188 (41.6 - 48.9%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Starmie Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Politoed: 213-252 (55.4 - 65.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Reply


Forum Jump:
POKéMON of the Day

#676 Furfrou

Recent Threads
[GIVEAWAY] Shiny BR Vikavolt Giveaway!
Forum: Pokemon Giveaways
last post by TimeTwist
2 minutes ago
[S/M] So I made a S/M battle guide subreddit...
Forum: General Pokemon Discussion
last post by Anabel
Today, 05:04 AM
[RATE MY TEAM] Timid Titan Team (Yeah sucky name I know)
Forum: Competitive Pokemon Discussion
last post by Anabel
Yesterday, 09:27 PM
[DISCUSSION] Hi
Forum: General Pokemon Discussion
last post by LonerBird
7 hours ago
[LOOKING FOR] Japanese 6iv ditto
Forum: Pokemon Trading, Breeding, & Friend Safari
last post by Reack2
Yesterday, 07:58 PM


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)