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Tori
« on: December 06, 2012, 01:36:43 AM »

Tori
Type: Flying/Illusion
Abilities: Immunity
Base Stats:
HP: 30
Atk: 20
Def: 40
Spd: 90
SpAtk: 110
SpDef: 50

Overview

BIRDS

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Tori @ Gothic Outfit/Lum Berry
Ability: Immunity
EVs: 6 HP/252 Spd/252 SpAtk
Modest nature (+SpAtk,-Atk)
- Aeroblast
- Fire Blast
- Mana Burst/Air Slash
- Agility/Sing

Tori is pure novelty, and should only really be played when you're in the mood for a little fun. Aeroblast and Fire Blast provide excellent coverage alongside one another, and Fire Blast will hit harder than Air Slash in most cases. Mana Burst is mostly for the extra SE coverage on the Faith Types who would otherwise resist Aeroblast and Fire Blast. Air Slash might seem like an attractive option due to the fact that Tori gets STAB on it, but it only helps Tori net some extra damage over Fire Blast on Star Sapphire, Helper Star Sapphire, Sunny Milk, Defense Sunny Milk, Kanako, Speed Shizuha, Technical Yuuka, Attack Minoriko, Attack Keine, Defense Keine, Rin, Speed Rin, Attack Rin, and Technical Shou in UU, and Defense Kaguya, Technical Sanae, and Aki Sisters in OU. Agility is end game only, if by some miracle you know you can out-speed the rest of your opponent's team with a little extra speed, but it should be noted that such a feat has never been recorded. Sing is a more realistic option to put a Toxic-Stalling wall to sleep as Tori is immune to poison, or just anything it can out-speed in general.

Other Options

Use Speed Utsuho in Standard.

Sing (chirp) and Twister. A 60% chance to put something to sleep and an opportunity to remove spikes from your team. Both can be used in the last slot, but I'm sure there are better users of these moves, even in UU. Blast Burn was a very over-hyped option a little while back, and while it is more accurate than Fire Blast, it is unfortunately 4 BP weaker if you decide on White Herb over the Gothic Outfit, and can only be used twice in succession once.

Keep the EVs and nature as is. Tori needs all the power it can muster.

Counters

Defense Reisen and Defense Parsee get special mention for being immune to sleep.

Basically everything with a base speed of 100 or higher and a Speed-boosting nature will be able to out-speed and roast Tori. Anything slower than 100 and you risk being put to sleep. Believe it or not, it's not uncommon for things to lose a rather hefty chunk of their health while switching in on these birds. Just predict correctly and you're in business.

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« Last Edit: May 26, 2013, 07:55:32 PM by DoctorShanks »