Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Vigoroth may be one of the few usable unevolved Pokemon, but
that doesn't mean that it's good. It's outclassed by Slaking
even though it doesn't have Truant, and there are better normal
attackers in underused play. It can be an okay alternative to
Granbull or Stantler in UU, but you have better choices. Base 80
Attack is bad.
The Flail set; it may be one of the best sets Vigoroth gets,
sadly. Sub and keep using Bulk Up until Vigoroth has 1 HP left,
then sweep with Flail. Shadow Ball scares away any Gengar that
try to ruin its fun. In OU, however, you will be swiftly met
with the common (pseudo-)hazers Skarmory, Suicune, and Weezing,
Tyranitar kills it with Sandstream after the last Sub, and
Metagross laughs in its face. In UU, Quick Attackers/Mach
Punchers are basically a staple, so Vigoroth will be slayed
before it can attack. The Flail set is halted too easily; stay
away from this set.
Vigoroth (M) @ Choice Band ** Use Slaking
Trait: Vital Spirit
EVs: 8 HP / 252 Atk / 60 Def / 188 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Punch
If you're going to use this, use Slaking instead. 426 Attack is
mediocre for a Choice Bander, and it doesn't have the defenses
to take hits permanently. Even in UU, Kangaskhan and Granbull
stomp all over this. Vigoroth is just kind of... sad, people. :(
Vigoroth (M) @ Leftovers ** NotOriginal
Trait: Vital Spirit
EVs: 16 HP / 252 Atk / 52 Def / 188 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bulk Up
- Earthquake/Shadow Ball
- Slack Off
Pretty much the standard set. Bulk Up to increase Vigoroth's
Attack and Defense, then let loose with a STABed Return and
Earthquake for Tyranitar, Metagross, Jirachi, and Magneton (lol),
while Shadow Ball is for Gengar and Dusclops (the latter will
burn Vigoroth anyway). Slack Off any damage. It looks okay in
theory, but there are just so many Pokemon that do it better (Curselax
and Curse Swampert in OU, many Swords Dance/Bulk Up Pokemon in
UU). Please spare yourself the trouble and use a better Pokemon.
A weird set that I thought up of. Curse to boost Vigoroth's
mediocre attack and defense and lower its speed until it's
slower than the opposing Pokemon. After Vigoroth is slower than
the opposing Pokemon, create a Substitute after the Pokemon
attacks, then wail on it with Focus Punch. After one Curse,
Focus Punch OHKOs Blissey and Snorlax most of the time, OHKOs
Tyranitar all of the time, and does some damage to Skarmory
before it phazes Vigoroth away. Return for consistent damage.
While it looks decent on paper, Vigoroth's bad defenses allows
Pokemon to kill it before it can do its job well.
Other Options: Encore can be funny with Substitute, since you
can Sub against a status-inflicting move or move like Heal Bell,
Encore it, and proceed to get a free attack(s). Brick Break is
for Tyranitar and normals (go with Focus Punch), while Fire
Blast does something to Skarmory (you need lots of EVs to 2HKO
it with Fire Blast). Rock Slide is for fliers, but STABed Return
will do more damage to most fliers and is generally a better
move overall. Reversal can go over Flail if you want neutral
damage to Skarmory; however, it loses STAB and still won't OHKO
the metal monstrosity. Roar makes it a poor pseudo-hazer. Taunt
can stop phazing attacks, but the Pokemon will own you anyway.
Counter would work if its defenses weren't so bad. Yawn can
force switches, and is an okay alternative to the Cursing set
(Curse is infinitely better). Vigoroth has an excellent movepool,
but its stats are too poor to take advantage of it.
Counters: In OU, Skarmory, Weezing, Suicune, Metagross,
Tyranitar, Jirachi (with Shadow Ball), Aerodactyl, Gengar
(without Shadow Ball), and any strong attacker will own it. In
UU, Golem and Aggron resist its attacks, while Quick
Attackers/Mach Punchers own the pathetic Reversal set.
Opinion: I don't like Vigoroth. It's only considered usable
because its evolved form has the Truant trait; otherwise, it
would be dismissed as a crappy unevolved Pokemon and no one
would give a second thought to it. There are much better options
in the OU, BL, and UU metagames overall. If you want to be
"original" by running a crappy Pokemon, be my guest, but don't
cry when Vigoroth fails you. For people debating between
Vigoroth and Slaking, use Slaking; Substitute and the rare
Protect hurt it, but Slaking is a potent Choice Bander that can
scare your opponent even without a lot of support with some good
prediction. Let your Vigoroth evolve and become lazy once again,
Well, this is bringing back memories from Metang. We are
reviewing a Pokemon that not many people use unless they are
training it for it's final form.
But is the unevolved form better? You'll have to read my
Vigoroth review to find out, but Metang was no where as good as
Metagross. And, Diamond and Pearl are coming out soon! I cannot
wait for it to come out. I also preodered Mystery Dungeon. It
really can't wait! I'm gonna pick Naetle/Naetoru in that game. I
don't want a monkey with a flaming butt.....
Well, here we have Vigoroth, with nice attack and speed. This
basically stes up an all-out offensive with physical attacks
move set. But then again, when we have so many McGars and
SkarmBliss's out there, we need some counter, right? Well, not
really. Many other powerful pokemon are better suited to
counter, like Groudon, Mewtwo, and Kyogre. Now, onto the move
set. I would recommend a Earthquake/Bulk Up/ Focus Punch/Return
Bulk Up can basically boost it's attack and let it do more
damage. Focus Punch is a nice little Physical attack,which is
used mostly to stop all Normal stalls in there tracks. Then we
have Earthquake, a powerful move that any physical sweeper
should know. Then we have Return. Don't use return if you just
caugth a Vigorothg in the wild or traded, you need to raise it
from a Slakoth for it's full effect. I recommend EV training it
in Attack and Speed for a Physical sweeper, but if you want it
to be something else, although I don't think a Baton Passer or a
Special Sweeper are fit to Vigoroth. But if yuo have no other
options, a Shadow Ball/ Fire Blast/Thunderbolt/Water Pulse,
mainly to handle any kind of pokemon you may be facing. Now, is
Vigoroth or Slaking betetr? Slaking has Traunt, which is
probably the worst ability in the game but has betetr stats. I
prefer Vigoroth, as he is more capable of attacking each turn no
matter what. My rating? 7/10. Nice to have, not nice to have
You don't want to use him on an All-Star team, but he is fine
for casual battles.
Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re
reviewing the crazy monkey usually known as Vigoroth.
I don’t know what to say abut this one, it is good, but I simply
love Slaking, this one doesn’t have Truant, has a great speed
and great move pool. Unfortunately its special stats aren’t so
great. But hey, nice try for a not fully evolved Pokémon.
Its ability is great as well, no more hypnosis for this one,
perfect for fast and devastating sweep.
Now, for the move combination we have a physical sweeper you
better know how to use, otherwise it is useless, be careful with
Nature: Jolly (+ Speed, - Special attack).
Equip: Salac berry.
EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Special Defense.
- Bulk up
- Brick break
- Shadow ball
Ok, sounds familiar? Yes, reminds me a little bit of Machamp.
Anyway just let Salac activate and sweep. Brick break is for
rocks and Shadow ball for ghosts. If you want other options, we
have substitute and flail. Just remember to use Vigoroth’s speed
and attack and you’ll be fine.
When should I use this Pokémon?
I’m not sure, you might use it as your physical sweeper, but
with Machamp out there, you might use this one if you’re bored…
What should I use against this Pokémon?
Inflict status on this one. I’d day Jolteon because you have the
chance of paralyzing Vigoroth and its faster.
Sorry, I like the idea, but its not enough.
Hope you enjoyed.
IDK why I picked Vigaroth for this week. I must've been really
tired. A lot of people tend to use this guy over Slaking because
he doesn't have Traunt. Long Story Short, Slaking has Traunt for
a reason. Even with it, he's better than this guy. He's faster,
has WAY higher attack, and can OHKO almost anything in the game.
I guess Vigaroth can get slash, which in turn can be comboed
with Scope Lense.
Pros: Scope Lense Combos. Can Evolve into a good pokemon. Beats
Aipom and Sunflora (Sometimes)
Cons: Everything else.
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