Togekiss, The Jubilee Pokémon. As everyone knows, it visits peaceful regions, bringing them gifts of kindness and sweet blessings. It shares many blessings with people who respect one another's rights and avoid needless strife. t will never appear where there is strife. Its sightings have become rare recently.
Togekiss is a great Pokémon, always one that has caused issues with opponents and has had its uses. It's also unique in that not only did getting an evolution in Generation IV make it viable compared to its pre-evolved state, but thanks to the Eviolite addition in Generation V, its pre-evolution is now also very usable, all thanks to Togekiss existing. Its common niche, Paraflinching, is still a well used thing, even though Electric-types now resist it, and it recently underwent a drastic change. As of Pokémon X & Y, it lost its Normal typing and became a Fairy/Flying-type Pokémon. This added to its uses, but also gave it a couple of extra weaknesses. With its ability and its bulk, it is truly a force to be reckoned with
Hustle: Damage from physical attacks is increased by 50%, but average accuracy is only 80%. - Good god no. Never use this. It's not worth it.
AncientPower, Body Slam, Choice Specs, Heal Bell, Tailwind, Wish, Yawn
Double & Triple Battle Options
The ONE Pokemon many were dying to have JUST to spite Garchomp in VGC14 was absent, now in the VGC15 rule set, Garchomp is hardly the tyrant it was the year before. Everyone! Welcome the Pokemon who came one year late, Togekiss!
- Tailwind/Thunder Wave
Togekiss is an excellent supportive Partner, it provides speed control through Tailwind or Thunder Wave and then continues to annoy opponent's through ~54% Flinches through Air Slash, or redirecting single target moves altogether by Follow Me. Dazzling Gleam is mainly for showing off the new Fairy typing, but Protect, in conjunction with Follow Me, puts you in a position to play mind games with the opponent. Close to nothing is more rewarding than Protecting on a turn your opponent decides to double target Togekiss because of how annoying it can be. Don't expect to make many friends when you win a match through 7-8HKOing their Tyranitar or Heatran through flinches.
Because Togekiss is currently one of five fully evolved Pokemon to learn Follow Me, it's partners will likely be all over the place, regardless of overlapping weaknesses. Mamoswine and Mega Charizard Y are seemingly meant for each other, only their speed can be a letdown which Togekiss can help with through Tailwind. Aegislash likes to hide behind Substitutes, and Follow Me helps that.
Togekiss is arguably the best Follow Me user, but its typing alongside the Pokemon who enjoy redirection usually clash by sharing weaknesses, Gyarados? Discharge. Salamence? Icy Wind/Blizzard/ROCK SLIDE. The list goes on. One may want to enlist Wide Guard support to keep Togekiss's team from falling victim to the various spread moves aimed at it commonly.
Togekiss is a tricky one to counter. It has decent Special Defense which means that it can shrug off many of the moves that threaten it such as Flash Cannon, Thunderbolt, Ice Beam etc., even from powerful threats. Its physical Defence, however, is a bit mediocre so what you really need to do is go for that. With Pokémon such as Mega Metagross' Meteor Mash, or even a couple of Bullet Punches from that or Technician Scizor should do decent damage. A Pokémon with Inner Focus is also the bane of Togekiss' existence, as it ruins the one niche that Togekiss has carved itself thanks to its ability. Removing its ability is also a great strategy and will cause many players to rage and remove it from battle..
Togetic is actually a very usable Pokémon now, all thanks to Eviolite. As standard, Togetic's defenses are pretty decent, with 85/105, but thanks to the Eviolite boosting both by 50%, they are an utter beast which allows you to use Togetic in ways Togekiss cannot be used. Unfortunately, Togetic doesn't have access to Air Slash, which means it can't do what Togekiss can, but it still has carved it's own niche.
This set runs similarly to the last set on Togekiss for singles. Thanks to its ridiculous defences, you now have the ability to set up a Nasty Plot or two. This will then allow for you to Baton Pass it to other Pokémon. Roost will allow for you to more easily shrug off any hits that come your way, and let's face it, they won't touch you that much, while the final slot gives you options. These options will prevent you from being Taunted to your detriment. If you can drum up a Nasty Plot, then Togetic is very capable. Its Special Attack as standard is mediocre bordering on good, but with a Nasty Plot doubling it, it becomes a beast. Set off another one and it'll be able to destroy. Dazzling Gleam gets you a STAB boost while the others give good coverage and all have certain effects such as potential to Burn, lower Special Defense, boost your stats or never miss.
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