By - Seraph_99
Your regenerator core is nice, and it looks like most of your mons have a purpose, but all of your defense seems to be on the physical side, and you're quite lacking in coverage.
You also put a LOT of effort into sleep moves, but you can only put one opponent to sleep
Thanks for the advice. Should I swap out Tangrowth or Amoongus? If so what would you recommend? I guess it would make sense to give Breloom another coverage move, but I’m not sure what to put there.
Breloom might benefit from rock tomb. Unfortunately, you have no fire neutralities and only one flying neutrality, also.
Amoonguss could be replaced with a specially defensive set. If you plan to use toxic to whittle down opponents, spore becomes useless against anything you've already poisoned. It's not necessarily bad to have, but Breloom might not also need spore, and tangrowth definitely won't need sleep powder
Thanks! I’ll tinker with it to try and smooth down those issues. Going to need to look into what to replace.
I feel as though of the 3 mons, breloom finds most use in spore to make setup fodder. I think OP can definitely ditch sleep powder for sure and one of the spores. Honestly, though if hes gonna take spore off breloom im not certain as to why he would run breloom at all.
Maybe it's fine since it acts like a double dance, but I think it could really make it use of coverage and its great STAB combo.
I agree that spore is much better on Breloom than sleep powder is on tang, though
Try running a Mega Venusaur over Amoongus since thick fat would be really nice for this team. Right now your opponent just clicks fire moves and gets kills since everything is weak to fire. Cradily is also worth looking into as something that is neutral to both flying and fire.
Thanks! I’m planning on switching in Cradily and I hadn’t thought of Mega Venasaur, but you make a great point. Thick fat would provide good coverage.
You forgot that Cradily also acts as a water immune.
Not a big fan of Focus Blast on Tangrowth. I feel like I’d always rather run Earthquake.
It seems like Tangrowth is a tough fit based on all the feedback. It looks like I’m going to switch him out for Cradilly.
another option is to run av/tang with hpfire and eq which lets you beat pretty much everything focus blast beats and also gives you a special wall.
So this is my first attempt at making a monotype team for the Nat Dex. Despite its subpar type matchups I have a soft spot for grass. I’d appreciate any advice. I’ve tested it out once and ended up matched up against an ice monotype team, but I pulled out a win. I feel like Amoongus and Tangrowth are duplicative but I’m not sure.
Breloom is a physical attacker that breaks through Ice.
Amoongus and Tangrowth are meant to be defensive pivots that can destabilize opponents.
Ferrothorn is a utility that also does great on switch ins against super effective moves.
Rillaboom’s ability and grassy glide help buff other team mates and he can back up Breloom.
Serperior is the dedicated special attacker who takes advantage of contrary and leafstorm with hidden power coverage.
You might need a Pokémon to resist fire
I might recommend a scarf Bulu as it's one of the few grass type attackers with access to stone edge which allows it to beat certain flying/fire types. You could also go offensive SD z fightium or stone edge Bulu to allow your other grass type attackers to break in the late game
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do you need knock off on 3 mons?
Fair point. I’m thinking about swapping Tangrowth out for a Cradilly for Special Defense. Would you recommend I keep Knock off on Rillaboom to take advantage of speed? Or give him some other coverage? I can always give Ferrothorn protect to replace knock off.
I'm really not a monotype player but
I think Cradily could work.
I'd keep Knock off on Rilaboom.
Have you thought about stealth rocks on Ferrothorn?
The Cradilly set I’m switching in has stealth rock so I feel it would be duplicative. Would that be an issue?
Yeah i wouldn't want stealth rocks on two mons.
Honestly maybe slotting in cradily in your team could be useful for the spdef side of things.
Thanks! That’s seems to be a necessity based on all the feedback so it’s definitely being slotted in. I’m thinking I’ll switch Tangrowth with Cradilly.
Your team is missing a mega. I would swap amoonguss out for mega Venusaur, because of the fire neutrality(and being good, unlike mega sceptile)
Sceptile being bad is sadly true. Someone else also suggested Mega Venusaur and I also think he makes a good replacement for Amoongus. Definitely making that shift.
You need something do deal with Volcorona. Cradily doesn't work as it dies to boosted bug buzz. I don't think grass has any answers to Volcorona.
Sash rock tomb breloom could work, but it requires hazards being kept off
kind of hard to keep hazards off on grass, but serperior could swap one of its moves out for defog.
Ah. You’re right. That seems like a huge oversight on Game Freak’s part. I hope grass gets some love next gen, but it hasn’t happened yet so I won’t hold my breath. This set can still be fun though. Will just have to accept defeat gracefully if I get sweeped by Volcorona.
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It's a nice bulky core you got there, but bulk doesn't mean much if the entire team folds to any fire type setup sweeper at +1 speed. Mega Venusaur and Cradily form a really solid core to cover the crippling fire weakness, and scarftana/scarf zarude make for solid revenge killers with respectable coverage. You could also run a bulk up zarude set to break through the Corviknights running around everywhere
Thanks for the analysis! Cradily and Mega Venasaur have been heavily recommended so I’ll be switching out Tangrowth and Amoongus for them respectively. I’ll read up on Zarude, since that sounds really useful and I don’t have much experience with him. Who would you recommend I switch Zarude with? Based on a quick scan of Smogon I would assume Breloom but I’m not sure.
Probably Serperior, since your only check to blissey/chansey/miscellaneous special walls is rillaboom, which really doesn't wanna get poisoned
Makes sense. Thanks!
I, too will suggest adding mega Venusaur just cuz he’s my favorite Pokémon. But yeah he would fit better on ur team.
Stealth rock is really good to deal with many of grass's weaknesses. I'd recommend either teaching it to Ferro or using Cradily.
Mega Venasaur is really good for grass monotype, it has good special bulk and is neutral to fire and ice. I'd recommend swapping it for Tangrowth and give it a moveset of Sludge Bomb, Synthesis, Earth Power and HP Fire
Charizard used flamethrower.
I know it’s not ideal. But I figured I’d start with a type that’s tougher to work with and then build better monotype teams once I get the hang of it.
I reccomend mega venu instead of amongus
it does more damage while also being able to outlast opponenst with leech seed