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[VGC] (VGC 2017) Goodra - Special Attacker - 2 Movesets
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(VGC 2017) Goodra - Special Attacker - 2 Movesets
 
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Goodra serves as an anti-meta Pokemon capable of withstand some of the strongest special attackers in the VGC format thanks to its colossal base 150 Special Defense stat and utilizing its massive special movepool. Despite the prevalence of Fairy-type Pokemon like the Guardian Deity Tapus, Goodra is perhaps one of the only Dragon-types capable of tanking most of their STAB Fairy-type hits, and immediately retaliating with its Sludge Bomb Poison-type coverage. Thanks to its Dragon-typing and high special defense stat, Goodra can sponge even strong weather-based team bar sand-based teams as it takes little from resisted Fire-/Water-type hits and withstand even super effective Ice-type damage. For abilities, Sap Sipper is by-far the best choice to allow Goodra to effectively counter some of the strongest Grass-types attackers such as Tapu Bulu and Kartana which remain relevant. 

With all that said, note Goodra must rely on its strong coverage options in order to net some 2HKOs, which then isn't as impressive. What holds Goodra back for the most part is the lack of speed and average defense stats as the opponent can outspeed or threaten it with powerful physical attacks. As mentioned, Goodra's Special Attack of 110 is passable, though not strong enough to warrant immediate OHKOs without using its special coverage. Despite these flaws, Goodra can serve as a strong special tank capable of withstanding some of the common metagame threats, Tapus, weather-based teams, and other special attackers in the format. In all, Goodra is an underrated anti-meta threat which can stand tall and punish its foes with its strong offensive coverage and defensive potential. 
 

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Goodra

Type:
 Dragon 
Base Stats: 90 HP / 100 Attack / 70 Defense /  110 Special Attack / 150 Special Defense / 80 Speed
Weaknesses:  Dragon [x2] , Ice [x2] , Fairy [x2]
Resistances: Fire [x0.5] , Water [x0.5] , Electric [x0.5], Grass [x0.5]
Immunities: None / Grass [x0] with Sap Sipper
Ability 1 : Sap Sipper  - Grants Grass-type immunity and raises Attack stat if hit by any Grass-type move.
Ability 2: Hydration - Cures Status Conditions (Poison, Sleep, Paralysis, Freeze, Burn) in rain. 
Hidden Ability - Gooey - Reduces speed stat of the attacker by one stage for every direct contact made.
 

 
Assault Vest Tank

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Goodra @ Assault Vest  
Ability: Sap Sipper  
Level: 50  
EVs: 204 HP / 188 Def / 76 SpA / 36 SpD / 4 Spe  
Modest Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk  
- Dragon Pulse / Draco Meteor
- Sludge Bomb  
- Thunderbolt  
- Flamethrower / Ice Beam / Muddy Water

Milestones:
- HP Value to reduce sand, hail, and burn damage.
- Life Orb Modest Tapu Koko's Dazzling Gleam has a low chance to 2HKO
- Kartana's Smart Strike has a low chance to 2HKO.
- Withstands Z-Earthquake from Garchomp at least 15/16ths of the time.
- Modest Tapu Lele's Moonblast has a 6.3% chance to 2HKO Goodra.
- Withstands most special attacks in the format.
 
It doesn't take a genius to realize pairing Goodra with the Assault Vest can warrant itself as a stand out special tank. Thanks to the Assault Vest, Goodra can withstand almost any strong special attack, even from at least once from most of the Tapus such as Moonblast from Lele, LO Dazzling Gleam from Koko, and one Specs Moonblast from Fini. Speaking for hard hitting Tapu Bulu, Goodra's Sap Sipper ability negates any damage completely and allows Goodra to completely wall Bulu as it doesn't have a STAB physical Play Rough. Against opposing weather-based teams, Goodra can withstand any multiple STAB Eruptions from Torkoal and Rain-boosted Water-type moves from Pelipper-Golduck and retaliate back with any of its coverage options.

Given how Goodra doesn't need much Special Defense investment, rather the Assault Vest to achieve these benchmarks, players can focus Goodra's Effort Values into either Defense to take physical attacks better, or its special attack to bolster its offensive potential. For this set, this Goodra has a significant HP and Def investment to tank either Z-Earthquake or Dragon Claw from Garchomp, and two Smart Strikes from Kartana. Intimidate and Snarl support from allied Pokemon can allow Goodra with better tank both special and physical attacks, in case players want to allocate more into special attack.

The moveset for this Goodra set is self-explanatory, though its extremely flexible based on the player's team and/or liking. Dragon Pulse is listed first given its a reliable Dragon-type STAB for neutral coverage or for opposing Dragon-types, though rather weak. Draco Meteor allows Goodra to pickup the OHKOs against most Dragon-types and deals better damage in general, though SpA will drop by minus two stages. Sludge Bomb is essential to allow Goodra to stand toe-to-toe against the Tapus and other Fairy-type Pokemon with the added 30% chance to get poisons. Thunderbolt is listed so Goodra can hit opposing Water- and Flying-type Pokemon, notably against Rain-teams.

The last moveslot is up to the player's discretion, though each are viable in certain situations. Flamethrower allows Goodra to target down would be Steel-type checks such as Kartana, Metagross, Celesteela, Vikavolt, Alolan Ninetales, and others for super effective damage. Ice Beam pairs well with Thunderbolt and can hit Ground-, Grass-, and Flying-types. Lastly, Muddy Water is a Water-type spread attack used mainly for Fire-, Ground-, and Rock-types with the added chance to drop the opponents's accuracy. To show the strength of Assault Vest Goodra, here's a list of damage calculations and defensive milestones achieved with its EV Spread and item. 

Offensive Calcs



Dragon Pulse

76+ SpA Goodra Dragon Pulse vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 140-168 (76.5 - 91.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
76+ SpA Goodra Dragon Pulse vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Arcanine: 75-88 (45.4 - 53.3%) -- 32.8% chance to 2HKO
76+ SpA Goodra Dragon Pulse vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salamence: 150-176 (87.7 - 102.9%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO
76+ SpA Goodra Dragon Pulse vs. 196 HP / 0 SpD Drampa: 134-158 (75.2 - 88.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO


Draco Meteor

76+ SpA Goodra Draco Meteor vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 216-254 (118 - 138.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
76+ SpA Goodra Draco Meteor vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salamence: 228-270 (133.3 - 157.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
76+ SpA Goodra Draco Meteor vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Arcanine: 112-133 (67.8 - 80.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery
76+ SpA Goodra Draco Meteor vs. 196 HP / 0 SpD Drampa: 204-242 (114.6 - 135.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO


Flamethrower

76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kartana: 408-484 (302.2 - 358.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 8 SpD Magnezone: 94-112 (53.1 - 63.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 220 HP / 0 SpD Metagross: 96-114 (52.4 - 62.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 180 HP / 148+ SpD Celesteela: 68-82 (34.8 - 42%) -- 78.8% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 156 SpD Vikavolt: 92-110 (50 - 59.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 240 HP / 48 SpD Lilligant: 104-124 (59.4 - 70.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO


Sludge Bomb

76+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 184-220 (103.9 - 124.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
76+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Whimsicott: 224-264 (134.1 - 158%) -- guaranteed OHKO
76+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 112-132 (76.7 - 90.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
76+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 78-94 (53.7 - 64.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
76+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 44 SpD Tapu Fini: 68-82 (38.4 - 46.3%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
76+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Mimikyu: 42-50 (32.3 - 38.4%) -- 98.5% chance to 3HKO


Ice Beam

76+ SpA Goodra Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 200-236 (109.2 - 128.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO
76+ SpA Goodra Ice Beam vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salamence: 208-248 (121.6 - 145%) -- guaranteed OHKO


Thunderbolt

76+ SpA Goodra Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Gyarados: 176-208 (103.5 - 122.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
76+ SpA Goodra Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Golduck: 104-124 (67 - 80%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
76+ SpA Goodra Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Pelipper: 232-276 (138.9 - 165.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
76+ SpA Goodra Thunderbolt vs. 228 HP / 0 SpD Lapras: 92-110 (39.3 - 47%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
76+ SpA Goodra Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Araquanid: 70-84 (40 - 48%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

Muddy Water

76+ SpA Goodra Muddy Water vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Arcanine: 78-92 (47.2 - 55.7%) -- 19.1% chance to 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery
76+ SpA Goodra Muddy Water vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Marowak-Alola: 78-92 (46.7 - 55%) -- 59% chance to 2HKO

Defensive Calcs:




Physical Defense

252 Atk Kartana Smart Strike vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 81-96 (42.4 - 50.2%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO
252 Atk Garchomp Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 162-192 (84.8 - 100.5%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
252 Atk Garchomp Dragon Claw vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 146-174 (76.4 - 91%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Liquidation vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 56-66 (29.3 - 34.5%) -- 9.5% chance to 3HKO
252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 53-63 (27.7 - 32.9%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
180 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 85-102 (44.5 - 53.4%) -- 28.1% chance to 2HKO
252+ Atk Mimikyu Play Rough vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 140-168 (73.2 - 87.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Guts Hariyama Close Combat vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 169-199 (88.4 - 104.1%) -- 25% chance to OHKO
252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Superpower vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 79-94 (41.3 - 49.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery


Special Defense

252+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 55-65 (28.7 - 34%) -- 0.4% chance to 3HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Lele Dazzling Gleam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 62-73 (32.4 - 38.2%) -- 87.8% chance to 3HKO
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 84-98 (43.9 - 51.3%) -- 6.3% chance to 2HKO
84 SpA Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 54-66 (28.2 - 34.5%) -- 0.7% chance to 3HKO
252+ SpA Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 62-74 (32.4 - 38.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage
252 SpA Ninetales-Alola Blizzard vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 48-56 (25.1 - 29.3%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after hail damage
156+ SpA Porygon2 Ice Beam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 44-52 (23 - 27.2%) -- 30.3% chance to 4HKO
252+ SpA Adaptability Porygon-Z Breakneck Blitz (200 BP) vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 118-140 (61.7 - 73.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Torkoal Eruption (150 BP) vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra in Sun: 27-32 (14.1 - 16.7%) -- possible 6HKO
252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra in Rain: 49-58 (25.6 - 30.3%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
252+ SpA Golduck Ice Beam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 44-52 (23 - 27.2%) -- 30.3% chance to 4HKO

 

 
Weakness Policy

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Goodra @ Weakness Policy  
Ability: Sap Sipper  
Level: 50  
EVs: 204 HP / 188 Def / 76 SpA / 36 SpD / 4 Spe  
Modest Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk  
- Dragon Pulse / Draco Meteor
- Sludge Bomb  
- Flamethrower / Thunderbolt / Ice Beam 
- Protect
 
Milestones:
- EV Spread same as above.
- Life Orb Modest Tapu Koko's Dazzling Gleam has a low chance to 2HKO
- OHKOs most Tapu Koko and Tapu Lele with Weakness Policy boost. 

Even without the Assault Vest, Goodra can take a couple special attacks, even some super effective damage before it goes down. Here we have a Weakness Policy Goodra which is designated lure to let the Dragon-type take a noticeable weak super effective hit, and gain +2 in special attack. With the boosted special attack, Goodra can retaliate against any of its would be threats with its strong Dragon-type hits or coverage option listed. Both Dragon Pulse and Draco Meteor are listed, though one is weaker, but deals reliable damage while the other is stronger, though can negate the Weakness Policy boosts. Sludge Bomb as +2 can now OHKO most of the Tapu Koko and Tapu Lele sets and can 2HKO Tapu Fini. For the third slot, Flamethrower can be used for Steel/Ice-types, Thunderbolt for Water-types, and Ice Beam for Ground/Flying-types. Protect is here to allow Goodra to scout an attack, or better position for the following turn. 
 
The following damage calculations show Goodra at +2 Special Attack with the following respective coverage options listed. 
Offensive Calcs:



+2 Dragon Pulse

+2 76+ SpA Goodra Dragon Pulse vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 278-330 (151.9 - 180.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Dragon Pulse vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salamence: 296-350 (173 - 204.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Dragon Pulse vs. 196 HP / 0 SpD Drampa: 266-314 (149.4 - 176.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Dragon Pulse vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Arcanine: 147-174 (74.6 - 88.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Dragon Pulse vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Marowak-Alola: 148-175 (88.6 - 104.7%) -- 31.3% chance to OHKO

+2 Draco Meteor

+2 76+ SpA Goodra Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 76+ SpD Arcanine: 186-220 (94.4 - 111.6%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Draco Meteor vs. 244 HP / 140+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2: 103-123 (53.9 - 64.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Muk-Alola: 186-220 (87.7 - 103.7%) -- 25% chance to OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Draco Meteor vs. 244 HP / 88 SpD Gastrodon: 199-235 (91.7 - 108.2%) -- 50% chance to OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Araquanid: 148-175 (84.5 - 100%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO


+2 Sludge Bomb

+2 76+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 364-432 (205.6 - 244%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 156-184 (107.5 - 126.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 220-260 (150.6 - 178%) -- guaranteed OHKO


+2 Flamethrower

+2 76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 180 HP / 148+ SpD Celesteela: 136-162 (69.7 - 83%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 220 HP / 0 SpD Metagross: 190-224 (103.8 - 122.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 156 SpD Vikavolt: 182-216 (98.9 - 117.3%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Vanilluxe: 180-214 (101.6 - 120.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Ninetales-Alola: 174-206 (116.7 - 138.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Weavile: 198-234 (136.5 - 161.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO


+2 Thunderbolt

+2 76+ SpA Goodra Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Milotic: 146-172 (72.2 - 85.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Golduck: 206-244 (132.9 - 157.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Araquanid: 138-164 (78.8 - 93.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Pelipper: 464-548 (277.8 - 328.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Gyarados: 344-408 (202.3 - 240%) -- guaranteed OHKO


+2 Ice Beam

+2 76+ SpA Goodra Ice Beam vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Aerodactyl: 220-260 (141 - 166.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Ice Beam vs. 28 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 232-274 (133.3 - 157.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 396-468 (216.3 - 255.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 76+ SpA Goodra Ice Beam vs. 244 HP / 252 SpD Mandibuzz: 142-168 (65.7 - 77.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery


Defensive Calcs:




Physical Defense

252 Atk Kartana Smart Strike vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 81-96 (42.4 - 50.2%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO
252 Atk Garchomp Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 162-192 (84.8 - 100.5%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
252 Atk Garchomp Dragon Claw vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 146-174 (76.4 - 91%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Liquidation vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 56-66 (29.3 - 34.5%) -- 9.5% chance to 3HKO
252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 53-63 (27.7 - 32.9%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
180 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 85-102 (44.5 - 53.4%) -- 28.1% chance to 2HKO
252+ Atk Mimikyu Play Rough vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 140-168 (73.2 - 87.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Guts Hariyama Close Combat vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 169-199 (88.4 - 104.1%) -- 25% chance to OHKO
252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Superpower vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 79-94 (41.3 - 49.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery


Special Defense

252+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Goodra: 81-96 (42.4 - 50.2%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Dazzling Gleam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Goodra: 78-92 (40.8 - 48.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Goodra: 122-146 (63.8 - 76.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
84 SpA Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Goodra: 80-96 (41.8 - 50.2%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO
156+ SpA Porygon2 Ice Beam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Goodra: 62-74 (32.4 - 38.7%) -- 97% chance to 3HKO
252 SpA Ninetales-Alola Blizzard vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Goodra: 68-84 (35.6 - 43.9%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage
252+ SpA Adaptability Porygon-Z Hyper Beam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Goodra: 134-158 (70.1 - 82.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Golduck Ice Beam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Goodra: 64-76 (33.5 - 39.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO



Potential Teammates include, but aren't limited to:
  • Steel-types - Despite Goodra extraordinary special bulk, it can get worn down by opposing Fairy-, Ice-, and Dragon-types attacks with some progressive damage. As a result, Steel-type Pokemon are able to hold their own against all three and have type advantages against Fairy- and Ice-type Pokemon. (Ex. Celesteela, Metagross, Magnezone, Kartana, etc. )
  • Fire-types - Another type to pair with Goodra are Fire-type Pokemon as they can withstand against Fairy- and Ice-type Pokemon and defensive Steel-type checks as well. ( Ex. Arcanine, Alolan Marowak, Talonflame, Incineroar, Salazzle, etc)
  • Fairy-types - When facing Dragon-type Pokemon, Goodra can rely on other Fairy-types as they are immune to Dragon-type STAB and can retaliate back with their own STABs. 
  • Intimidate Support - With an average defense stat of base 70, Goodra needs Intimidates support in order to withstand better physical hits possibly without allocating too much investment. ( Ex. Arcanine, Krookodile, Gyarados, Salamence, etc). 
Threats include, but aren't limited to:
  • Strong Specially Defensive Pokemon - Celesteela, Porygon2, Gigalith, Snorlax, Milotic, etc. 
  • Steel-types with high Special Defense  - Celesteela, Metagross, Magnezone, etc
  • Snarl Spam - Arcanine, Mandibuzz, Krookodile, etc
  • Dragon-types - Garchomp, Salamence, Drampa, etc 
  • Fairy-types - ( Tapus, Mimikyu )
  • Ice-types - Alolan Ninetales, Alolan Sandslash, Weavile, etc 
  • Powerful Physical STABs / Z-Move Attacks
  • Misty Terrain
Other Notable Options 
  • Goodra can utilize the 50% Berries such as Iapapa, Figy, Wiki, Mago, and Aguav Berry to give it some recovery.
  • Some physical attacks such as Earthquake and Power Whip can be utilized to take out Electric- and Water-types respectively 
  • Offensive item choices such as Life Orb, Choice Specs, and even Dragonium Z can be utilized. 
  • A surprised max speed Goodra with Choice Scarf can outspeed up to base 130 Pokemon.
  • Feint is an interesting Priority move which can "break" protection, which can certainly be a useful option. 


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I've been using an assault vest Goodra with Draco Meteor, Feint, Sludge Bomb, and Flamethrower. Feint comes in handy when I have tailwind up since my opponent is inclined to protect.
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