Pokemon VGC: Top Pokemon

Discussion in 'Electronic Games' started by bullados, May 20, 2011.

  1. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    IGN posted a little blurb about the most popular Pokemon seen in the VGC Regionals Top 16 in Seattle. Thought it deserved some mention around here, seeing how many ppl have wanted to see what the top teams were.

    Looks like the top Pokemon across all age groups were Jellicent, Hydreigon, and Chandelure. I was surprised to see that Haxorus wasn't featured in as many Masters teams as he was in the Jrs and Srs. There's a LOT more defensive/strategy in the Masters choices, rather than the Jr/Sr that just like pounding things mercilessly.

    Thoughts? Ideas?
     
  2. Arcanite

    Arcanite New Member

    Not really surprised, but stoutland? Intimidate isn't that good, and why not use Krookodile for that?
     
  3. Porii Sames

    Porii Sames Active Member

    Intimidate is great, Thundurus is amazing tho...
     
  4. sdrawkcab

    sdrawkcab Forum Moderator

    Great find, thanks =)
     
  5. Elite_4_Allen

    Elite_4_Allen New Member

    Arcanite, Krookodile is much better with moxie imo.
     
  6. ultimatedra

    ultimatedra New Member

    Intimidate is great. With physical being the dominant attack type, it will greatly reduce most lead teams. Jellicent, Chandalure, and Hydreigon are the only real threats not affected by Intimidate.

    Amoonguss goes on EVERY team for 1 reason - Rage powder/Effect Spore combo. Draw the attack, giving your other partner a clear window - and if hit physically you very well may cripple the attacker. This combo with it's amazing defenses make it a perfect candidate .

    The one i am surprised that is missing is Whimsicott - but i guess people figured out that if you go prankster, you go to a Genie.
     
  7. Elite_4_Allen

    Elite_4_Allen New Member

    Whimsicott is extremely overused, making him too predictable, and not the best play for VGC.
     
  8. Garch

    Garch <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showpost.php?p=

    Amoonguss, stupendously overused, easily predictable, yet still one of the best plays for VGC.

    Just because you can see something coming doesn't mean you can always do something about it. Whimsicott is a monster.
     
  9. chrisrocks

    chrisrocks New Member

    Choice Scarf Jellecent?
     
  10. ultimatedra

    ultimatedra New Member

    That is the popular one if you are not using trick room. Trick Room Jellicent use water jewel+Water spout.
     
  11. Team Rocket Elite

    Team Rocket Elite New Member

    Stoutland? That seems odd to me. Stoutland definitely has its uses but I can't imagine it winning in terms of popularity over Krookodile or Mienshao.
     
  12. Awesomonewb

    Awesomonewb Member

    I would say Cofagrigus is amazing with calm mind. (max def and HP)
    And then Mienshao with Uturn and regenerator and drain punch
     
  13. Muk Man

    Muk Man New Member

    That list is just the 12 mokemon in the finals... not the most popular... BIG DIFFERENCE Example meinfoo is/was everywhere stoutland wasn't . Whimsacott was Everywhere. This Year is really gonna come down to luck, because there will be a lot of speed ties which will go wither way and make a big difference
     
  14. M_Liesik

    M_Liesik Master Trainer<br><font color=green><i>Keeper of t

    Actually, they didn't post all of the data that I gave them. In addition to the Pokemon, it also listed the number of teams in the top 16 that the Pokemon was used on.

    Junior:
    Pokémon - Usage (t16 teams)
    Hydreigon - 8
    Haxorus - 6
    Volcarona - 6
    Terrakion - 5
    Chandelure - 4
    Mienshao - 4
    Zoroark - 4
    Archeops - 3
    Braviary - 3
    Emboar - 3
    Galvantula - 3
    Jellicent - 3
    Tornadus - 3
    Eelektross - 2
    Ferrothorn - 2
    Krookodile - 2
    Musharna - 2
    Serperior - 2
    Thundurus - 2
    Basculin - 1
    Beheeyem - 1
    Bisharp - 1
    Carracosta - 1
    Cofagrigus - 1
    Conkeldurr - 1
    Crygonal - 1
    Darmantian - 1
    Escavalier - 1
    Gigalith - 1
    Klinklang - 1
    Landorus - 1
    Samurott - 1
    Scrafty - 1
    Unfezant - 1
    Virizion - 1
    Whimsicott - 1

    Senior:
    Pokémon - Usage (t16 teams)
    Hydreigon - 9
    Chandelure - 7
    Haxorus - 6
    Samurott - 6
    Thundurus - 6
    Volcarona - 6
    Ferrothorn - 4
    Jellicent - 4
    Scrafty - 4
    Bisharp - 3
    Braviary - 3
    Amoonguss - 2
    Cofagrigus - 2
    Eelektross - 2
    Excadrill - 2
    Krookodile - 2
    Landorus - 2
    Mienshao - 2
    Reuniclus - 2
    Terrakion - 2
    Alomomola - 1
    Bouffalant - 1
    Cobalion - 1
    Durant - 1
    Emboar - 1
    Galvantula - 1
    Gigalith - 1
    Golurk - 1
    Sawk - 1
    Sawsbuck - 1
    Serperior - 1
    Tornadus - 1
    Virizion - 1
    Whimsicott - 1
    Zebstrika - 1
    Zoroark - 1

    Masters:
    Pokémon - Usage (t16 teams)
    Amoonguss - 10
    Jellicent - 10
    Conkeldurr - 8
    Hydreigon - 7
    Terrakion - 7
    Reuniclus - 6
    Chandelure - 5
    Thundurus - 5
    Scrafty - 3
    Stoutland - 3
    Tornadus - 3
    Archeops - 2
    Bisharp - 2
    Cofagrigus - 2
    Druddigon - 2
    Eelektross - 2
    Krookodile - 2
    Virizion - 2
    Whimsicott - 2
    Bouffalant - 1
    Carracosta - 1
    Cottonee - 1
    Escavalier - 1
    Galvantula - 1
    Gigalith - 1
    Mienshao - 1
    Musharna - 1
    Samurott - 1
    Serperior - 1
    Volcarona - 1
    Zoroark - 1

    I've asked our guy here that's been dealing with IGN to have them do a more detailed article for the San Jose data, since it takes a while to pull all of this data together.
     
  15. AyameHikaru

    AyameHikaru New Member

    LOLWUT! Okay, this surprises me. XD

    Cottonee has base Df/Sp. Df of 60/50
    Whimsicott has base Df/Sp. Df of 85/75

    Assuming Cottonee is running Eviolite, that gives it 90/75, making it almost identical to Whimsicott without an item. Then Whimsicott is free to run anything from Leftovers to Focus Band to whatever. Why would you run Cottonee + Eviolite over Whimsicott?
     
  16. Garch

    Garch <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showpost.php?p=

    ^Level 1 Sash/Endevour/ Prankster leach seed? Just a guess.
     
  17. sdrawkcab

    sdrawkcab Forum Moderator

    Sure looks like Mienshao was everywhere :rolleyes:
     
  18. kamz

    kamz New Member

    do u got it for san jose.i bet i was the only one using landurus
     
  19. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    How nice of them. IGN updated the original link with the results from the San Jose Regional. Again, it's not quite what Liesik posted above, but it's something.
     
  20. M_Liesik

    M_Liesik Master Trainer<br><font color=green><i>Keeper of t

    San Jose

    Juniors
    Pokémon - Usage (t16 teams)
    Hydreigon - 9
    Haxorus - 8
    Gigalith - 5
    Volcarona - 5
    Chandelure - 4
    Conkeldurr - 4
    Jellicent - 4
    Emboar - 3
    Serperior - 3
    Terrakion - 3
    Whimsicott - 3
    Archeops - 2
    Braviary - 2
    Carracosta - 2
    Galvantula - 2
    Golurk - 2
    Krookodile - 2
    Meinshao - 2
    Unfezant - 2
    Zoroark - 2
    Accelgor - 1
    Bisharp - 1
    Darmanitan - 1
    Eelektross - 1
    Escavalier - 1
    Excadrill - 1
    Gothitel - 1
    Lilligant - 1
    Musharna - 1
    Samurott - 1
    Sawk - 1
    Stoutland - 1
    Thundurus - 1
    Vanilluxe - 1
    Virizion - 1

    Seniors
    Pokémon - Usage (t16 teams)
    Conkeldurr - 8
    Jellicent - 8
    Thundurus - 8
    Terrakion - 7
    Amoonguss - 6
    Tornadus - 6
    Hydreigon - 4
    Whimsicott - 4
    Zoroark - 4
    Chandelure - 3
    Krookodile - 3
    Landorus - 3
    Mienshao - 3
    Volcarona - 3
    Bouffalant - 2
    Eelektross - 2
    Ferrothorn - 2
    Gigalith - 2
    Samurott - 2
    Scrafty - 2
    Bisharp - 1
    Darmanitan - 1
    Durant - 1
    Emboar - 1
    Haxorus - 1
    Reuniclus - 1
    Seismitoad - 1
    Serperior - 1

    Masters
    Pokémon - Usage (t16 teams)
    Thundurus - 14
    Conkeldurr - 9
    Hydreigon - 9
    Terrakion - 9
    Jellicent - 8
    Amoonguss - 7
    Krookodile - 5
    Tornadus - 5
    Vanilluxe - 5
    Chandelure - 4
    Landorus - 3
    Musharna - 3
    Scrafty - 3
    Whimsicott - 3
    Archeops - 2
    Mienshao - 2
    Reuniclus - 2
    Bisharp - 1
    Carracosta - 1
    Eelektross - 1
    Emboar - 1
    Golurk - 1
    Haxorus - 1
    Samurott - 1
    Volcarona - 1
    Zoroark - 1
     

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