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Rinol
08-28-2007, 03:09 AM
I'm wanting a moveset for a special or mixed sweeper houndoom.
Heres what I got.

Houndoom@CHOICESCARF(outruns all pokes!!)
modest 252spatk 188spd 66hp

Darkpulse
flamethrower
?
?

Please help

Ulazlo
08-28-2007, 03:11 AM
i don't think you need the hp ev's as houndoom doesn't have good defenses or hp, and will die very easily so you might as well put those ev's in speed

Rinol
08-28-2007, 03:24 AM
i don't think you need the hp ev's as houndoom doesn't have good defenses or hp, and will die very easily so you might as well put those ev's in speed

Ok thanks:happy: but does anyone have any suggestions for moves??

Mysticjason
08-28-2007, 03:44 AM
You might want to throw in Overheat in there so you can hit and run. :P

Hyper Blaze
08-28-2007, 04:05 AM
I'm wanting a moveset for a special or mixed sweeper houndoom.
Heres what I got.

Houndoom@CHOICESCARF(outruns all pokes!!)
modest 252spatk 188spd 66hp

Darkpulse
flamethrower
?
?

Please help

Put Sunny Day and Solorbeam or Sludge Bomb and Shiadow Ball. And put 252 Speed.

Cool Kid 94
08-28-2007, 04:10 AM
It's holding a Choice Scarf. So no Sunny Day.

Shadow Charizard
08-28-2007, 04:37 AM
just use this

houndoom@choice scarf
modest(252 sp att 252 speed 6 in something else)
dark pulse
flamethrower
sludge bomb
shadow ball

DragoniteMistress
08-28-2007, 05:00 AM
just use this

houndoom@choice scarf
modest(252 sp att 252 speed 6 in something else)
dark pulse
flamethrower
sludge bomb
shadow ball

Ghost-type attacks and Dark-type attacks are nearly the exact same, so it's really a waste. Same with Sludge Bomb and Flamethrower.

You have Choice Scarf, which is difficult if you were to use it in a Sunny Day team. What exactly do you have intended for it besides being a special/mixed sweeper? Do your teammates contribute to it in anyway? If so, how?

There are a lot of questions dealing with teammate contribution which can significantly affect how you're going to want your Houndoom set up.

If you were to stick with the Choice Scarf, your Houndoom could be:
(Considering we have the EV situation sorted out, I'll set those aside)
Also, please try to squeeze in a Rash/Mild Nature to make this set really work

Houndoom
@ Choice Scarf
~ Flamethrower
~ Dark Pulse
~ Thunder Fang
~ Sludge Bomb (I know I turned it down, but after looking at the movepool it makes a regrettable return

Now, if you're going to go with a Sunny Daying Houndoom:

Houndoom
@ Hot Rock
~ Flamethrower
~ Sunny Day
~ Solarbeam
~ Thunder Fang

The second set would work best if you have someone sturdy use Sunny Day then switch in to Houndoom. It'd work even better if they were holding a Hot Rock as well and Baton Passed a Substitute.

Rinol
08-28-2007, 03:59 PM
If I give houndoom choice scarf then i outruns wevile with brickbreak and garchomp with EQ. And if the team supported houndoom what poke would be good at using sunney day??

ShadowTyranitar
08-28-2007, 04:00 PM
Another option is Nasty Plot.

Cool Kid 94
08-28-2007, 04:57 PM
No, Houndoom with Choice Scarf doesn't get Nasty Plot. IMO, Houndoom is better without a Choice Scarf, since it needs to use more than one move...

Leman
08-28-2007, 05:04 PM
Houndoom@Choice Scarf
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 SAtk/ 188 Spd/ 68 HP
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Flamethrower
- Overheat
- Dark Pulse
- Hidden Power [Grass]

Ace123456789
08-28-2007, 05:45 PM
Put Sunny Day and Solorbeam or Sludge Bomb and Shiadow Ball. And put 252 Speed.
no. dont do that. choice scarf limits you to one move so you wouldn't even be able to get a solar beam off.

Now, if you're going to go with a Sunny Daying Houndoom:

Houndoom
@ Hot Rock
~ Flamethrower
~ Sunny Day
~ Solarbeam
~ Thunder Fang

The second set would work best if you have someone sturdy use Sunny Day then switch in to Houndoom. It'd work even better if they were holding a Hot Rock as well and Baton Passed a Substitute.

Why would you have it know Sunny Day if you already passed it? IMO, I like this set but Houndoom can start it up itself. You should switch it in on a Skarmory or Metagorss for a revenge kill. They'll switch out obviously, to blissey or someone. Then you can either send in Tangrowth with Chlorophyll or you can send in Exegutor with Chlorophyll to set up a cool sweep.

Rinol
08-28-2007, 06:19 PM
Thats perfect all I needed was a moveset and a discription on how to use it. thanks:biggrin: