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GSC What If

Discussion in 'Analysis and Research' started by Disaster Area, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Disaster Area

    Disaster Area Little Ball of Furr and Power Member

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    What if Lugia was Water/Flying.

    Was reading some comments on YouTube and noticed how some people thought back in the day Lugia should have been a Water/Flying type, as the opposite of Ho-Oh. So that's where the idea came from...

    I don't play much GSC Ubers but I know Lugia is a big deal there and that Thunder coverage is already common for it. Presumably this would nerf Lugia quite a bit, the Water resistance doesn't help much (makes it worse for ho-oh though...) so I guess other stuff becomes more focal to the games, like Mew, Mewtwo, and Snorlax.

    How would it change GSC Ubers?
     
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  2. THUNDER CEBRA

    THUNDER CEBRA No Time For Caution! Member

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    well not really played ubers as much as i wanted to but just doing some fast calcs of normal Lugia vs Water/Flying Lugia i got this:

    Zapdos Thunder vs. Lugia: 224-264 (53.9 - 63.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
    Zapdos Thunder vs. Lugia: 449-528 (108.1 - 127.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
    Ho-Oh Thunderbolt vs. Lugia: 108-128 (26 - 30.8%) -- 5.3% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
    Ho-Oh Thunderbolt vs. Lugia: 217-256 (52.2 - 61.6%) -- 98.6% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
    Mewtwo Thunderbolt vs. Lugia: 137-162 (33 - 39%) -- 10.3% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
    Mewtwo Thunderbolt vs. Lugia: 275-324 (66.2 - 78%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

    This would mean that Lugia basically cant really stay in vs any Electric Type and being possibly OHKO by a critical hit from non-stab electric attack pokemon like Ho-Oh or Mew2. Its a pretty big change having in count that Lugia can normally afford to stay in vs em (Ho-Oh, Mew2) just clicking curse + recover, and if lugia is running whirlwind he can just phaze them out and then recover on something that isnt a threat
     
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