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 SoulSilver Team Crisis! 

Arcanine or Kangaskhan?
Arcanine 50%  50%  [ 2 ]
Kangaskhan 50%  50%  [ 2 ]
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Ok, here's the deal. In my SoulSilver team I'm debateing witch Pokemon to use, Arcanine or Kangaskhan.
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Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:52 pm
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If this is an ingame team, Regigigas may be usable (although Arcanine is superior) though its ability is a hassle. If you plan to use this team competitively, just use Arcanine. In competitive battling, Regigigas is nearly unusable due to its absolutely awful ability- it's used less for a reason.

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I'd go with kangaskhan over Regigigas

For {regigigas} 's first 5 turns (using my base stats list) its total is 350
while {arcanine} is at 375 and {kangaskhan} is 370

{kangaskhan} move pool is the largest of the three
plus it gets scrappy which lets you use any move on ghost types

but {regigigas} is nothing to sneeze at, with a 350 Base stat total it on par with {ursaring}


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Mektar wrote:
2. On the first turn, Regigigas has a base stat total of 540


*sigh* People make this mistake all the time.

When something "halves" or "doubles" a Pokemon's stat, like Slow Start or Huge Power respectively, you don't do these calculations on the base stats. You do them on the maximum stat. Regigigas' base Attack is 160, which is a max stat of 460, assuming 252 Attack EVs and a +Attack nature. Because of Slow Start, that is halved to a max stat of 230, which corresponds to a base stat of about 55. Similarly, Regigigas' base Speed is 100, which is a max stat of 328, again assuming 252 Speed EVs and a +Speed nature; after Slow Start, this becomes a max stat of 164, which makes Regigigas' base Speed about 26.

Therefore, Regigigas' base stats are much, much lower than 540, and that's why Regigigas is a piece of crap. It combines the physical Attack power of Corsola or Delibird with Speed that is beaten by superstars like Parasect and Slowbro. It can take a hit, but it can't damage anything due to Slow Start and it doesn't have recovery options to help it survive for those first five turns other than Drain Punch, which is subpar at best due to the aforementioned awful Attack stat. So rather than not using Regigigas because "Legendaries are for n00bs," you should Arcanine because it doesn't suck as much.

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I had no idea Regigigas was that bad :o Thanks a bunch for the info Frost! In that case, now I'm wondering if I should use Kangaskhan because my enitire Platinum team once lost to one that was holding a toxic orb, used Fake Out to stall for the orb's effect, then spammed Facade and Pwned me. Is that a good idea?

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lol, i wiped out the elite four a couple of times with a kanghaskan like that. :D it works great! of course, the elite four is stupid and they cant adapt to my strategies and battling real people is totally different, but kanghaskan is pretty powerful with that strategy.

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I would choose Arcanine because it has really good stats. I think it might depend a little on the rest of your team. If you already have a fire pokemon I would go with Kangaskhan. Also as said before it depends if your using it competetively or in-game. I don't think you would want to use the toxic orb strategy in-game because every time you leave a battle you will have to heal the poison so when you walk it dosen't KO your Kangaskhan.

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Hmm. I would completely choose arcanine over regigigas simply because arcanine is epicly awesome. but im biased. arcanine is one of my faves. :D really i cant give you good advice unless i know what your whole team is, not just between arcanine and regigigas and kanghaskan.

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Here's the rest of my team:

{kingdra} {togekiss} {swampert} {shedinja} and most likely {scizor} or {spiritomb}

It's for in game and competitive battleing. The focus is on Pokemon with few weaknesses.

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Yeah, i would definately go with arcanine then.

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Arcanine is faster, hits hard, and has more all together hp. {arcanine}

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