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Pojo's Pokemon of the Week



Date Reviewed: 10.27.06

Ratings & Reviews Summary: 5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.

Reeve Tyranitar.
# 248.
Type: Rock/Dark.
Ability: Sandstream.
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 one, right?

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 move suggestions.

Nature: Jolly (+ Speed, - Special attack).
Equip: Leftovers.
EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP.
- Dragon dance
- Earthquake
- Aerial Ace
- Rock slide

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 dance.

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 sweeper.

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.

Bottom line:
Very good if used right. Can’t suggest this one for beginner trainers.


Hope you enjoyed.
Clown Master Tyranitar

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:

Tyranboah @ Leftovers
Trait: Sandstream
Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
- Substitute
- Focus Punch
- Crunch
- Ice Beam / Thunderbolt

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
Trait: Sandstream
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
EVs: Max Speed, A lot of attack, the rest in HP and Defense
-Dragon Dance
- Taunt
- Rock Slide / HP:Rock
- Earthquake

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.

Standard: 5/5
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.

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