Hi everyone, Kenny here! Looks like I'm the new MOTW editor, so let's see if I can do this. I figured I'd start out by talking about my favorite move: Leech Seed. Why do I love Leech Seed? Well, as a little kid I thought it was awesome that you could basically hurt your opponent and get free HP. Plus, it was a Grass-Type move, and I absolutely love Grass-Types.
One of the most popular strategies of this year’s Pokemon VGC’s involved the move Tailwind. Tailwind doubles the Speed stat of the user and all other Pokémon in the player’s party for three turns. Out of the three genies introduced in 5th gen, the pure Flying-type Tornadus is suited to setting up Tailwind. Its ability, Prankster, allows non-attacking moves to gain +1 priority. This allows it to set up Tailwind with ease, and Taunt Trick Room users. It also has a powerful STAB Acrobatics which hits many Pokemon in VGC ‘11 for super effective damage. Let’s break it down in this week’s Move of the Week.
This is a move that I’ve been wanting to do for Move of the Week for quite some time now but almost seemed to daunting to take on. I stumbled upon a great article written by Smogon University about it however and read through it about 3 or 4 times. I’m going to try and take their book of a guide on Baton Passing, and shorten it to a bite sized article here for you guys all to read. Without further to do... Baton Pass...
Poison types. Most likely one of the most underrated types in the entire game. We’re going to take a look at one of the most powerful poison type moves in the entire game now that black and white are out. Try not to faint on contact, here comes Venoshock.
Move of the Week time! Today we’re talking about a move that I’ve found particularly useful when going through Black and White my self. It’s a move that one of my favorite Pokemon, Zebstrika, can learn by leveling up. The move I’m talking about here is Wild Charge.
WIld Charge was introduced in Gen V to a slew of Pokemon that can learn it by leveling up, and also to a ton of others by TM 93.
Roar, Yea, bet you didn’t see that one comin’ did you? Either as a featured article or a move you’d see in battle, Roar is definitely one of the more rare ones you’ll see out there. I’m curious as to why? It’s a phenomenal move that can seriously throw off your opponent. Over half of all Pokemon can actually learn it, and it’s more effective then you’d think...
Like a ninja in the night, here’s Stealth Rock dropping a bomb on your team building strategies. It has become a very strategic and interesting topic amongst professional battling, and has been considered even to be banned based on how ridiculous it is. Entire teams and strategies can be built around this one move, and I’m going to try and sum up what it can all do for you, or what it can do TO you in a battle scenario.