Hey guys! We’re back at it again, this time with Flying-types!
This series was inspired by my good friend Tim’s series that he did over the course of 18 months. He outlined the following rules, and I added the fourth:
- No Legendaries or Mythicals allowed
- No duplicate Pokemon across two posts.
- The exceptions to the above rule is regional variants or form changes that change the type.
- The Pokemon can be level 50 maximum
I did want to Poison Heal/Toxic Orb on Gliscor, but the biggest issue was its 4x weakness to Ice, so I needed to preserve it as long as possible. That’s where Sand Veil and Sandstorm come in, as well as the Focus Sash.
Ability: Sand Veil
Item: Focus Sash
Moves: Sandstorm, Aerial Ace, Brick Break, Earthquake
I quite like Tropius, and it seems bulkier in HP terms, so I went with a healing item set, along with Synthesis to improve its staying power. We need more Tropius representation here!
Item: Sitrus Berry
Moves: Synthesis, Air Slash, Energy Ball, Earthquake
I did want to do a Destiny Bond set but what was the point when I had Aftermath? So I went with Unburden, a lesser item and utilised Destiny Bond anyway.
It’s not as if these teams are totally coherent, right?
Item: Oran Berry
Moves: Will-o-Wisp, Hex, Destiny Bond, Shadow Ball
Gale Wings sucks now, so Flame Body it is! I added King’s Rock just to add that flinch chance to the attacks, to improve Talonflame’s staying power, as it also has a 4x weakness, this time to Rock-type moves.
Ability: Flame Body
Item: King’s Rock
Moves: Aerial Ace, Heat Wave, Bulk Up, Steel Wing
I wanted Staraptor to go in hard-hitting, even with some recoil damage, along with the increased critical hit ratio. That way, it’s more feasible to use Roost to bring back up its HP, and Double Team a couple of times to ensure it doesn’t get hit as easily, thus ensuring its longevity despite using recoil moves.
Item: Scope Lens
Moves: Take Down, Brave Bird, Roost, Double Team
It’s a shame that Mega Pidgeot doesn’t really get many low-accuracy moves to take advantage of No Guard, but here we are. It’s also a shame about its lack of Special Attack moves, but we’re making do with the moves that we have, and this is basically it.
Ability: No Guard
Moves: Hurricane, Air Slash, Roost, Giga Impact