Aurorus, The Tundra Pokémon. The diamond-shaped crystals on its body expel air as cold as -240 degrees Fahrenheit, surrounding its enemies and encasing them in ice. Using its diamond-shaped crystals, it can instantly create a wall of ice to block an opponent's attack.
Another mon from the land before time. These are always some of my favorites. It admittedly doesn't quite capture the feeling I got back in the day when I first revived Aerodactyl or Kabutops like its counterpart Tyrantrum does, and it isn't nearly as viable by any means..but it's hella fun to play with in spite of its many shortcomings.
Increases the power of Normal-type moves by 30%. It then changes those moves to Ice-type. Much like Pixilate and Aerilate, this is a great ability. Changing moves like Hyper Voice and others to ICe-type, getting a boost then getting STAB is just great.
Hidden Ability (Available):
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- Hyper Voice
This thing is admittedly all kinds of fun to use despite being the very definition of a glass cannon because of it's typing. Refrigerate powered Hyper Voices + Specs are ridiculously powerful and they can hit through Substitutes as well. Freeze-Dry hits Water Types for Super Effective damage and makes things like Poliwrath think twice before trying in on our friend Aurorus and and force a switch out. Earth Power allows Aurorus to OHKO Eviolite Combusken as well as 2HKO Assault Vest Magmortar. Last but not least Frost Breath allows you to take out th Calm Mind users like Mega Audino because it always results in a Critical Hit.
- Stealth Rock
In addition to its offensive prowess Aurorus also makes for a passable lead. Blizzard is by far its best attack with Snow Warning up, plus it can force other Focus Sash leads or Entry Hazard Removers like Xatu to switch out or get OHKO'd. Freeze-Dry is there so our buddy can hit Water-Types hard. Rock Tomb is crucial for lowering your enemies speed and should be taken over Icy Wind because it adds more coverage options.
- Life Orb is a half decent option in place of Choice Specs with the right team support. Only problem is it saps your HP which will inevitably get sapped by entry hazards like Stealth Rock mainly without the proper team support.
There are sooo many. I wish that was an understatement but it's just not because of its typing. It has a particually hard time dealing with Fighting Types and Thick Fat users, or in the case of Hariyama which is both lol. Not to mention Water Types like Poliwrath and Kabutops. Even some Grass types will give you problems if they're fast enough like Swiftry..and if it didn't have enough problems it's also weak to nearly every priority move in the game and entry hazards.
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