Skarmory or Swellow?

Discussion in 'Electronic Games' started by Groudon-Land, Oct 31, 2003.

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  1. Groudon-Land

    Groudon-Land New Member

    Which should I pick for my Flying-type Pokemon? Skarmory or Swellow?
     
  2. Rep13

    Rep13 New Member

    Go with Skarmory, use this moveset.

    Nature: Adamant

    Roar
    Toxic
    Spikes
    Drill Peck
     
  3. Rep13

    Rep13 New Member

    Use this EP spread.

    HP: 100
    Def: 252
    Spec Def: 158
     
  4. Sea Crobat

    Sea Crobat New Member

    Altralia can learn the best Flying move, Sky Attack.
     
  5. SwampertEX

    SwampertEX New Member

    Skarmory!!!!!
     
  6. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    Pidgeotto!!!!
    or if this is RS Skarmory.
     
  7. GuardianTIM

    GuardianTIM New Member

    I agree with Rep13 on this one, Skarmory is the way to go. Try for that moveset (if you have a 2nd game, rip the TM's off of that, but breed the moves in as much as possible), and you should be fine. Also, give it the Quick Claw if you can.
     
  8. Canadian Bacon

    Canadian Bacon New Member

    Rep13, if you go with that moveset than there is no use in having his steel type. go with this moveset

    Skarmory
    Steel Wing
    Toxic
    Spikes
    Drill Peck/Fly

    If you want a flying type to be able to fly, go with fly, if not, go with drill peck
     
  9. Rep13

    Rep13 New Member

    Steel Wing really isn't that good of a move, and the entire point of Skarmory is to use Spikes and constantly Roar the opponent so their entire team loses HP from Spikes which allows them to be defeated easily. Steel Wing can't accomplish this. And don't use Fly its not that strong and your opponent can see it coming.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2003
  10. Canadian Bacon

    Canadian Bacon New Member

    what if youre fighting someone that is weak to steel, then you can beat them faster than with just spikes, also, i asked if he wanted a flyer because of fly for flying from town to town. its a lot easier to fly from sootopolis to Dewford than it is to walk. even though that is an ingenius strategy that i never thought of...
    ok, switch toxic with roar.
     
  11. Rep13

    Rep13 New Member

    You're missing the point. Steel Wing is not a good move, and there are hardly any battle worthy Pokemon that are weak to steel.
     
  12. SwampertEX

    SwampertEX New Member

    Yeah, but if you have Skarmory ya gotta have Steel Wing!
     
  13. Rep13

    Rep13 New Member

    Trust me, he's better as a Spiker and Pseudo Hazer. He doesn't need Steel Wing.
     
  14. Red5bv06

    Red5bv06 <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showpost.php?p=

    Once again I'll say it: If you want to fly from town to town, use HM slaves! Don't put Fly on a serious Pokémon.
    Rep13 has the best moveset and it makes skarmory one of the best in the game. This is why he's commonly used as a starter, it sets up tons of stuff that will help you in the late game.
    Don't waste precious moveslots with crappy moves like Steel Wing and Fly.
    Back to the original question: if you want a Pokémon to fly, go with Swellow, or another HM Slave like Tropius. But for battles, Skarmory is the only way to go.
     
  15. Spectreon

    Spectreon New Member

    Deffinitely Skarmory. Although I have a Slight variation of the same moveset....

    Toxic
    Spikes
    Roar
    Double Team

    I also EV trained a +Sp Df

    HP 100
    DF 158
    SD 252

    Very effective, and keeps Roaring longer.... Spikes+ Poison shuffle is brutal
     
  16. Kyfogre22

    Kyfogre22 New Member

    though from what i have seen, not many people will agree with me, but swellow might be there better option.
     
  17. Spectreon

    Spectreon New Member

    It really depends on your teams style.

    If you want a high defensive Pokemon, Skarmory is a great choice.

    If you want speed, Swellow is awsome.

    A good move set for Swellow is

    @Focus Band
    Aerial Ace
    Double Team
    Endevor
    Return

    Endevor is just brutal with low HP, and Focus Band can make it even better.......
     
  18. Kyfogre22

    Kyfogre22 New Member

    Focus band has a low success rate, so the endavor/focus band combo isn't the greatest. I'd replace it with return @leftovers or silk scarf(I think that's what its called, i could be wrong but what it does is increase the damage of normal type moves.)
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2003
  19. Spectreon

    Spectreon New Member

    you cant have 2 returns though......
     

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