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Locations: Evolve Pupitar, Snag from Cipher Head Evoke (Colosseum).
Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re
reviewing this misunderstood Pokémon; Tyranitar.
Ok guys, this one is a very good Pokémon, the fact is that you
can’t love it because of sandstream. Let’s accept it; it is a
pretty good ability because you get to hurt your opponent a
little bit more, but you’re taking the big risk of hurting your
Pokémon as well. Tyranitar has pretty good stats except for
Speed. But that’s why we’re going to use dragon dance on this
Tyranitar has a very interesting type combination. Bad news is;
it is 4X weal to fighting Pokémon, but I think it can’t be OHKO
by anything besides that.
Now we’re going to analyze the classis move combination for
Tyranitar. It has a lot of good move combinations but I’m going
to give you the most effective one, along with some separate
Pretty good sweeper, huh? Almost self-explanatory. Just use
dragon dance a couple of times and sweep away. Now, Tyranitar
might be burned or confused. If you want to avoid this I
strongly recommend Taunt. Feel free to try Rest as well for
extra time in battle, and there are other good offensive moves
for Tyranitar, such as crunch, brick break or counter. Just use
a combination that fits your style. But try to keep Dragon
When should I use this Pokémon?
Perfect against the classic curse Snorlax (with taunt, or
counter). Also good if you’re planning to make a whole team
around the sandstream technique. Use it as your main physical
What should I use against this Pokémon?
A strong fighting Pokémon; Medicham, Machamp or even Hitmonlee
or Blaziken. Try to be fast because Tyranitar is going to be
hard to stop if it has already made a couple dragon dances.
Very good if used right. Can’t suggest this one for beginner
Hope you enjoyed.
It's been quite a while, hasn't it.. School and such have
consumed me for the most part. It's starting to slow down, so I
might as well get back to what I do.. I'll have a team fix up
later this week as well.
On to the PotW:
Tyranitard. The scourge of standard play. He's up there in the
most used Pokemon of 386. He has multiple move sets, but the two
most used are the DD Tar and Tyraniboah. Tyraniboah is a
beautiful SkarmBliss counter as well as a well-rounded Pokemon.
DD Tar is definately a heavy hitter and in my opinion the best
option, since it works really well and isn't as expected
anymore. Regardless, here are the two sets:
It's basically a Sub-Punch Bolt/Beam-Cruncher. He's easilly
countered by Swampert and friends though. He can get past Meta
if he has a Sub up. Otherwise, that will counter him too.
DD Tar @ Leftovers
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
EVs: Max Speed, A lot of attack, the rest in HP and Defense
- Rock Slide / HP:Rock
Try to switch in on something that isnt' going to attack, like a
Blissey that isn't going to status you or a Skarm that's about
to spike. Use Taunt, DD, Taunt, DD, Taunt, then sweep.Hitmonlee
hits this set just as hard as he hits all other t-tards.
Pros: Not much that isn't a pro. Great Attack, good movepool,
101 HP Subs, many other things
Cons: Not the best typing, and his speed isn't going to be
winning any awards.
He's overused for a reason.Almost every team in standard runs
one form of him or another. There aren't a lot of counter to
him,a nd once he sets up, he's taking out at leat two Pokemon
before going down.
UU: Can't be used
NU: Same as UU
Casual: 4/5. He isn't fun to play because you'll be winning
almost every time.