Kyogre, The Sea Basin Pokémon. It is said to have widened the seas by causing downpours. It had been asleep in a marine trench. A mythical Pokémon said to have swelled the seas with rain and tidal waves. It battled with GROUDON.
Kyogre is the most threatening Pokémon in the game. Not only does it set up permanent rain, which in itself is dangerous, it can 2HKO the most bulky Blissey, which is nothing short of amazing. With one of the largest Special Attack stats in the game, great bulk, and an ability which sends its own damage through the roof as well as making plenty of other Pokémon deadly, Kyogre is considered by more or less... every single person in the world as the most dangerous and powerful Pokémon in the entire game.
Drizzle: sets up permanent whenever you switch Kyogre in, so even if it is stopped somehow, you can just start it up again. Amazing ability.
This is what Noah was up against...
- Water Spout
Needless to say, if Noah didn't have God on his side, he'd have lost miserably. Water Spout is scary. It's downright terrifying. At a sickening 337 base power, it's already amazing, and that's without factoring in Choice Specs or Kyogre's Special Attack. This is the move that makes Kyogre so scary. Anything switching in except for Pokémon that absorb it or are 4x resistant will be taking damage comparable to a Water type Explosion. Oh yeah, it's that good. Obviously, the downside is as your HP goes down, so does Water Spout's power, so make sure you don't get poisoned and you have entry hazards out of the way. If you do get damaged enough, Surf is your... much... much... much weaker alternative. However, as soon as Kyogre gets below around 70% HP, Surf becomes more powerful than Water Spout. Ice Beam is a great coverage move and is great in general. Thunder decimates opposing Kyogre and has perfect accuracy in rain, which really makes it worth using.
I'm sleeping in the rain, just sleeping in the rain
Uses Kyogre's amazing bulk perfectly. Surf is the best move here, as you will likely be getting below optimal HP constantly as you won't be switching out often. Calm Mind boosts its incredible Special Attack and its awesome Special Defence, which is why its Defence is heavily invested in. Rest and Sleep Talk work really well together, as you get healed with Rest, and Sleep Talk boosts and attacks in your slumber.
And now for something completely different
- Aqua Tail
Very, very different. Aqua Tail hits really quite hard, especially since most switch ins to Kyogre will be expecting a special set. Earthquake wrecks Steels and is one of the best physical moves in the game. Avalanche will often get double power thanks to Kyogre's less than admirable Speed. The Normal move is there for general... reliability. Return is the most reliable move here, but Double-Edge is much stronger. Body Slam can paralyze though, which is always nice.
Works best as a lead, but can still be effective as a general bulky Water. Surf, Thunder and Ice Beam are all standard, and what they do is obvious. Thunder Wave cripples many Pokémon in the uber enviroment, as many rely on great Speed. Even if the Pokémon isn't fast, the chance of being fully paralyzed is always a threat.
Surf is... your reliable... zzz... Thunder handles Kyogre and flyers. Ice Beam beats Dragons, flyers and Grass Pokémon. Calm Mind brings your Special Attack up to awesome levels. Substitute allows you to always beat Blissey thanks to 101 subs, which means it can't be broken by a single Seismic Toss.
EVs and Nature:
This is what Noah was up against...
Block, Brick Break, Brine, Hydro Pump, Rock Slide, Signal Beam, Toxic, Waterfall
Block is sort of cool, but a waste on Kyogre.
Wow... countering something that 2HKOs the best special wall in the game. Well, Blissey beats ScarfOgre and the lead set but loses to every other Kyogre variant. Latias takes anything well except for Ice Beam and hits from the physical set. Palkia and Kingdra are great for their 4x resistance to Water. Dialga takes nothing from most of Kyogre's attacks, except for a little damage from Ice Beam and a lot of damage from Earthquake. Giratina is always a good choice for a wall, especially as it resists Water. Rayquaza cancels out rain and makes Thunder inaccurate, as well as resisting Water. However, it dies to Ice Beam and does still get very much hurt by Thunder.
Now for some more... less conventional methods of countering Kyogre. Shedinja resists everything Kyogre has except for Rock Slide, Toxic, and a random Hidden Power. Quagsire absorbs Water and is immune to Thunder, making it a great choice. It also has Encore, Toxic and Earthquake to beat Kyogre down. Ludicolo is a good choice thanks to its 4x resistance to Water and generally good special bulk. It can drain Kyogre with Leech Seed and Substitute, whilst hurting it with Grass Knot.
Countering a Pokémon as powerful as Kyogre is like... jumping out infront of a car. Yeah, you can switch into it, but regardless of what it does, you will get hurt. Probably really hurt. I wouldn't suggest doing either unless you are made of metal or you are completely positive you can take Water Spout, in the case of Kyogre.
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