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    482 Azelf

    The willpower pokemon.

    Ability: Levitate; Damage dealing ground type moves don't affect Azelf. This pokemon cannot be trapped by the Arena Trap ability and is unaffected by Spikes and Toxic Spikes.

    Type: Psychic

    It can be caught at Lake Valor.


    Base Stats

    HP: 75
    Attack: 125
    Defense: 70
    Special Attack: 125
    Special Defense:70
    Speed:115

    Total:580

    Nasty Plot
    Nature: Timid/Modest
    Item: Life Orb/Expert Belt/Focus Sash
    EVs: 36 HP / 252 SpA / 220 Spe
    Moves:
    Nasty Plot
    Psychic
    Flamethrower
    Grass Knot/Hidden Power Fighting

    With access to Nasty Plot and base special attack stat of 125, it's easy to see why this set sees lots of use. Psychic is a powerful STAB, Flamethrower takes care of bulky grass types like Celebi, Steels like Metagross, Jirachi, and Bronzong, Grass Knot takes care of Swampert, Suicune, SlowBro, and it hits Tyranitar(OHKOs after a boost). Hidden power fighting hits dark types, that will probably switch in, like Houndoom.

    Choice Spec/Scarf
    Nature:Naive/Rash
    Item: Choice Scarf/Specs
    EVs:36 Atk / 252 SpA / 220 Spe
    Moves:
    U-Turn
    Flamethrower
    Psychic
    Grass Knot

    U-turn helps scout switch, as well as picking up super effective damage if your opponent decided to switch in Weavile or Tyranitar and can wear them down over time. Flamethrower and Grass Knot are for coverage, and Psychic is for STAB.

    Mixed Attacker

    Nature: Naive/Rash
    Item: Life Orb/Expert Belt
    EVs:36 Atk / 252 SpA / 220 Spe
    Moves:
    Explosion
    Flamethrower
    Grass Knot/U-turn
    Psychic

    Similar to the set above, except this time you're not locked into one attack. Explosion is for general Blissey killing, since you will surely lure her out.

    If Gyarados is a problem you can always opt for Thunderbolt in any of these sets, and if Grass Knot isn't up your alley, Energy Ball is also an option, as is Water Pulse, Taunt, and Shadow Ball.

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    Another fantastic write up!

    Personally I would swap grass knot for energy ball since energy ball is guaranteed 80 while grass knot is based on weight.

    Otherwise awesome. I can see why you are the Pokefarm Battling Empress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikolaTesla View Post
    Another fantastic write up!

    Personally I would swap grass knot for energy ball since energy ball is guaranteed 80 while grass knot is based on weight.

    Otherwise awesome. I can see why you are the Pokefarm Battling Empress.
    Most Ubers & OUs are on the heavy side giving you a 120 base power. If you are worried about Mew, Azelf, Uxie & Mesprit, (all who are light) you'd be better off with U-turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikolaTesla View Post
    Another fantastic write up!

    Personally I would swap grass knot for energy ball since energy ball is guaranteed 80 while grass knot is based on weight.

    Otherwise awesome. I can see why you are the Pokefarm Battling Empress.
    Yeah, I believe Grass knott does more to T-tar and friends, who are major threats to Azelf. A

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    For whatever it is worth, I run Grass Knot on a couple of my standard Pokemon and while there are times I wished for energy ball, in actual league play Grass Knot ends up with a better base power most of the time. (I have downed more than one Milotic with it )
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    I guess I come from the perspective that grass knot is teh suck against Lanturn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikolaTesla View Post
    I guess I come from the perspective that grass knot is teh suck against Lanturn.
    That is true, energy ball seems to be the better choice in UU/NU battles.

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    for Specs/Scarf I think T-bolt is better than psychic because it takes out gyra which is verry comon in OU.
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    It should now be noted that Azelf got a usable (not brilliant though) physical movepool, which should be of note:

    Personally I'd run this, but there are other items and moves you could use - perhaps you should add a bit to the strat:

    Life Orb
    Jolly
    252 speed 252 attack

    U-Turn
    Zen Headbutt
    Explosion / Fire Punch
    Ice Punch

    I reckon if you can bring this thing in, you should have a fairly easy time sweeping, and you have a chance at knocking out the special wall due to them not predicting the physical move set.
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