*New Move: Talon Kick Category: Physical Type: Flying Power: 100 PP: 10 Accuracy: 90% The user leaps and slashes the target with a terrible claw. If the move lands a critical hit, the damage is doubled. *Also learned by certain Bird Pokemon.
And I thought that Extreme Speed Pixilate Fairy-type Rapidash was bad? It'd take an even greater plot than Hitler's assassination to kill this thing!
Archeops @ Archeopsite
Ability: Defeatist => Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Stone Edge
- Talon Kick
- Heat Wave
This set has everything it needs to rip apart entire teams. Stone Edge and Earthquake together form the infamous EdgeQuake combo, which is only resisted by Chesnaught, Virizion, Breloom, and Torterra, who are all taken out by Talon Kick. Talon Kick serves as a nice replacement for Acrobatics, seeing as the attack would be obsolete on a Mega Evolved Pokemon. Heat Wave takes care of Archeops' two key threats, Ferrothorn and Forretress, and 2HKOs both of them. There are no Pokemon willing to switch in Mega Archeops' powerful attacks, so the best thing to do is to let something die, and then send in either a user of Bullet Punch, Ice Shard, or Aqua Jet, or a fast enough Choice Scarf user to try and take it down.
I love Archeops and all, but this is a little over-the-top. It's too strong and fast. The Mege-Evolutions we've seen so far hardly go over 610 in total stats. Even Mega Gengar couldn't face this thing. Mega Lucario maybe because of priority Bullet Punch. Still a better choice than having to put up with Defeatist. You can switch in on Will-O-Wisp and get a Defense boost.
First of all, all Mega Evolutions have a 100-point increase in BST, that's pretty much a rule. Secondly, it's FAR from being as broken as, say, Mega Blaziken, as Scarfers can outpace it and, if statused, still has its HP worn down over time. Third off, Choice Scarf users are an incredible threat and even with the defenses it has, Mega Archeops is still really frail.
Archeops is pretty usable just the way it is, am I right? For me, using one as the late-game sweeper renders Defeatist null and void since I don't have to worrry about switching into Stealth Rock more than once and anything with priority attacks or resistance to Archeops' STAB moves is usually taken care of by that time.
Archeops actually deserves a mega, I mean, with mega Aerodactyl being an obvious choice for a pokemon with it's high speed and attack power, Archeops is losing it's lovers fast, but I.. (Whitney Houston begins playing) WILL ALWAYS LOVE IT!
Well, what else suits this thing? It basically makes every status spreader run for its life and it's pretty much the opposite of Defeatist; Archeops gains the courage to press onward, no matter the circumstance.
This looks amazing but would be far too broken. Archeops has amazing stats already, the only thing that keeps it in check is its ability, Defeatist, which lowers its stats when it falls beneath half health. Changing that ability, plus the usual increase in stats upon Mega Evolution, would be completely broken.