Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Cubchoo, Beartic

Stats, screens and discussion on every Pokemon in the Unova Pokedex

Cubchoo
#119 Unova / #613 National
Type:
Ice
Species classification:Chill Pokemon
Ability: Snow Cloak – Increases user's evasion by 20% during a hailstorm
Dream World ability: Jitter – Increases user's speed one stage whenever hit with a Bug, Ghost, or Dark move
Location found (Black/White): Twist Mountain (all seasons), Route 7 (Winter only), Dragonspiral Tower (Winter only)
Wild hold items: Aspear Berry
Egg groups: Ground
Capture rate: 120
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 Attack
Evolution family:Cubchoo >Bearticat level 37

We mentioned Beartic's distinctive design inPokemon Monday 22, but it bears repeating – this polar bear has an aggressive crotch. Despite his tough looks though,Beartic is in a difficult spot competitively, because his status as a physical attacker severely limits his STAB movepool. Icicle Drop is your best option, with 85 base power, 90% accuracy and a 30% chance of causing your opponent to flinch. Ice Punch isn't all that bad either, with 75 base power, 100% accuracy and a 10% chance of freezing your opponent, but it's probably not worth the trouble sinceBeartic can only learn it through breeding.

You're better off only picking one STAB attack and then rounding out the rest of Beartic's movepool with type-coverage attacks. For EVs, definitely max out his attack with 252 attack EVs, and then the rest is up to you. You could also beef up his HP, or try to make up for his low speed stat, or a combination of both.

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