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Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Audino

Audino
#037 Unova / #531 National
Type:
Normal
Species classification: Hearing Pokemon
Abilities: 
Healing Heart – 30% chance each turn of healing adjacent ally's status ailment in double/triple battle
Regeneration – Restores 1/3 of max HP when user switches out
Dream World abilities: Klutz – Disables the effect of user's held items (except for EXP affecting items)
Location found (Black/White): Shaking grass patches (everywhere)
Wild hold items: Oran Berry (common), Sitrus Berry (rare)
Egg groups: Fairy
Capture rate: 255
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 800,000
Base stats: 103 HP / 60 Atk / 86 Def / 60 SAtk / 86 SDef / 50 Spd / 445 Total
Effort values: 2 HP
Evolution family: Does not evolve from or into any Pokemon

Audino faces some tough competition in its space as a Normal-type defensive/healing annoyer Pokemon, with BlisseyTogekiss and Wigglytuff already strong options in this role. It's going to be tough for Audino to carve out a name for itself, but its powerful new abilities, Healing Heart and Regeneration (both introduced in this generation), help to distinguish it from the pack. Of the two, Regeneration is probably the most annoying for your opponents, since it restores 1/3 of Audino's max HP when you switch it out.

Its physical and special attack stats are split at base power 60 each, so you can easily go for a mix of both, although Audino doesn't learn any special attacks via level up. Normal-type physical attack Last Resort is even more powerful this generation, with a base power of 140 (it was 130 before), so that's a STAB move definitely worth considering, although it might be tricky to pull off given that you must use all three of your other moves at least once for Last Resort to be successful. Hyper Beam (TM15) is another good option on the special attack side, although it requires one turn of recharge time afterwards.

Audino isn't really mean to be an offensive threat though, so you're best off mostly focusing on recovery and status moves. She can learn Wish as an egg move, which works brilliantly in combination with the Regeneration ability. If you're not familiar with Wish, it restores half of the Pokemon's HP on the next turn after you use it, and you can pass it to a teammate by swapping the Pokemon who used wish out for another Pokemon in your party, and the Pokemon you swapped in will get half its HP back. With audino's Regeneration ability, you can pass a Wish on to a teammate while simultaneously also recovering HP on Audino. Excellent!



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3 comments

  • WelcomeGhosts10 - March 16, 2011 2:18 a.m.

    I like the strategy you mentioned for Audino, I will have to look into this pokemon now!
  • Romination - March 6, 2011 8:35 p.m.

    Audino is a weird one to me and has a very strange space to fill. I guess if you want a healer, it would be a great one to have, but as soon as the old Pokemon open up, it seems like it would be ditched for Blissey again, especially because the HP on this one isn't so great.
  • TheDeathishRainbow - March 6, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    I love the sound of Wish.

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