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I am currently progressing with my Normal-type reviews, and one component that I added is quotes from other people about Normal-type families. Do you have any particular Normal-type families you would want to do?
Here are the available choices so far: Bouffalant, Glameow family, Smeargle
I am concerned for its performance, as if it is ever forced out it is stuck somewhere around the equivalent of 91 base speed, and there is no way in hell I am going Jolly to fix that, it loses too much power for the mega to be worth it. Here is a more specific question for you: do you think it has potential as a wallbreaker should it be unable to sweep/clean? Here are some calcs:
252+ Atk Strong Jaw Sharpedo Crunch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Skarmory: 129-153 (38.6 - 45.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Strong Jaw Sharpedo Crunch vs. 252 HP / 88+ Def Ferrothorn: 153-181 (43.4 - 51.4%) -- 8.2% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Strong Jaw Sharpedo Crunch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Eviolite Chansey: 301-355 (42.7 - 50.4%) -- 96.1% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock
252+ Atk Strong Jaw Sharpedo Poison Fang vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Clefable: 168-198 (42.6 - 50.2%) -- 41% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Strong Jaw Sharpedo Crunch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Rotom-W: 156-184 (51.3 - 60.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
-1 252+ Atk Strong Jaw Sharpedo Ice Fang vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Landorus-T: 252-300 (65.9 - 78.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Strong Jaw Sharpedo Crunch vs. 252 HP / 240+ Def Mega Venusaur: 144-169 (39.5 - 46.4%) -- 28.1% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock
As you can see, it's infuriating close to 2HKOing all of those after rocks. It has a lot of power, but it can't 2HKO most walls without prior damage, so I dunno.
Bitching aside, I still think it will be good, at the very least. Smogon currently has it ranked B-, which is more than likely going to change, but it's still a good sign.
stage 1: kinda sorta like it (was only the sugimori art at this time)
stage 2: love it (still only official art)
stage 3: (model appears) still love the art, slightly prefer the model, but doesn't see what's wrong with the art
stage 4: fucking hates the art but likes the model
stage 4 is where I am now and where I will most likely remain. It looks terrible in its official art, I was in some sort of denial during the first three stages. However, it looks fine in its model. They could have done better, but it's still an improvement. And the sawtooth horns are somefin it grows at certain points in battle, they aren't a permanent thing, dunno why everyone is so confused by that.
I am furious that they only gave it +20 in attack, 65% of that is due to all its non biting moves hitting about 15% less hard, which is friggin' ridiculous. Also, if it had a bit more attack it could do amazing stuff like 2HKO Skarm after rocks, but no, we can't have that, can we?