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Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Cubchoo, Beartic

Beartic
#120 Unova / #614 National
Type:
Ice
Species classification: Chill Pokemon
Ability: Snow Cloak – Increases user's evasion by 20% during a hailstorm
Dream World ability: Swift Swim – Speed doubles in rain
Location found (Black/White): Dragonspiral Tower (Winter only)
Wild hold items: Aspear Berry
Egg groups: Ground
Capture rate: 60
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 95 HP / 110 Atk / 80 Def / 70 SAtk / 80 SDef / 50 Spd / 485 Total
Effort values: 2 Attack
Evolution family: Cubchoo > Beartic at level 37

We mentioned Beartic's distinctive design in Pokemon 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 since Beartic 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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