This is not even fair. Mantine's simply not fast enough and its attack isn't high enough to do much to Octillery. Plus when considering Moody, it would have to favor Octillery in a drawn out match.
Octillery wins, and I don't even need to do the math.
Even when considering Choice Band, You could then argue Shell Smash + Rock Slide would be a better strategy. When considering DD, Curse owns Charizard. There is such a little ratio here for Charizard to win a 1 on 1 it's ridiculous it's getting this many votes.
I'll ignore FEAR cheesing for this argument.
Who do you like more?
Probably Bidoof. It's a great HM Slave so I'm impartial for that reason
Who has the better design?
I'll say draw right at this moment. I don't particularly like either (although I do prefer Bibarel to Raticate).
You know, guessing's fun. But how about math? Using psypoke's damage calculator, it is impossible for earthquake to onehitko Magcargo without any form of additional moves done to increase it's ability (248 average, 272 Max). Magcargo's Stone Edge on Charizard however, almost always does...
Which one has the better design? Whimsicott
Which one is better in battle? Whimsicott. Jumpluff is just good in battle
Which one is more helpful? Whimsicott
Which one is your favorite? Whimsicott I guess, although it's a bit overrated
Who shall win the Battle of the Cotton? Actually...
A couple old pokemon fanboys and I are putting together a tournament at the moment to determine the King of Pokemon. We incorporated competitive battling, look and in-game. The problem was, that in the end mostly final forms were there. So we'll have a Petit Cup Later.
We're down to 96, and...
Which one(s) have you trained personally?
All but Hydreigon
Which do you think is most useful in battle?
Most: Garchomp, Salamence and Kingdra are all useful. Hoaxorus is far and away the least.
Which do you think looks the coolest/cutest/most interesting?
Flygon. It's far and away the most...
Zoroark is way beyond overrated to me. Illusion is a useless ability, aside from being a cool idea. But practicality and battleusage is nil.
Spiritomb has major tank ability, and a pretty good movepool to use. It can go physical or special well, and just simply looks cool.
Poor Pinsir, it will always unfairly be compared to Heracross, who honestly is superior in every way aside from the x4 weakness. It's just ridiculous now that Pinsir doesn't get Megahorn, considering some of the pokemon that get it now (How are Pinsir's horns any different than Scolipedes or...
Why all the votes for Gen IV? It reignited interest in the series after a lackluster third effort (which gets my vote). While it's a little early, I should note V is also underwhelming, but only compared to the previous gen (which is second only to the original imo).