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caterpie

Caterpie

Tier-NU

Abilities:
Shield Dust: Blocks secondary effects.



 


Element Symbol
HP

Atk

Def
 

 

 
Sp Atk

Sp Def

Spd
 

 

 


Set Name Nature Item

CB Caterpie Jolly Choice Band

Moves EVs

Bug Bite
Tackle
String Shot
Snore
252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Def

With passable Speed NU-wise, and only a handful of moves, this set attempts to use Caterpie to its best use by boosting its Attacking power, and coupled with its Speed, provide the best chance Caterpie has at doing damage to anything in NU NFE. Bug Bite is Caterpie's main STAB attack, as it hits many NUs for super-effective damage, including Ralts, Turtwig, Seedot and Lotad, although Caterpie will still have a hard time KOing Turtwig. String Shot and Snore are mainly filler, as both are extremely conditional to be of any use.

Team Benefit piplup squirtle

In spite of having a weak reputation in Pokemon, Caterpie makes a decent physical sweeper in NU because of its STAB Bug Bite, and decent Speed. Pidgey, Zubat, Torchic and Cyndaquil all cause big problems for Caterpie, however, as all pack super-effective hits, and are resistant to Bug attacks. Piplup is a very good teammate for Caterpie, as it resists Fire, and can pack a STAB Surf for Cyndaquil and other Fire attacks, and can learn Ice Beam to take care of Flying-types. Squirtle is also an alternative to Piplup if you are willing to sacrifice sheer attacking power for better defenses.

Counters zubat cyndaquil charmander starly

Zubat shuts down Caterpie entirely with a x4 resistance to Bug, and can take a Tackle while hitting Caterpie with a super-effective Heat Wave, Air Slash or Sludge Bomb. Cyndaquil and Charmander are also resistant to Bug, and can use Flamethrower to take down Caterpie. Pidgey and Starly are in the same category.

In UU, Gastly shuts down Caterpie entirely with a resistance to Bug, and immunity to Normal attacks. It can then proceed to attack with any neutral attack, and while it may not be a OHKO, Caterpie cannot do much to it in return. Even with a Choice Band, Caterpie's attack don't usually do much in UU, and even neutral attacks are usually enough to leave a considerable dent in Caterpie.

 




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