Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Scraggy, Scrafty

#065 Unova / #559 National
Species classification: Shedding Pokemon
Shed Skin – 1/3 chance of healing user's status ailment each turn
Moxie – Boosts attack by one stage each time user directly KOs an opponent
Dream World abilities: Intimidate – Lowers opponents Attack one level; decreases encounter rate with lower-level wild Pokemon
Location found (Black/White): Routes 4 and 18, Resort Desert
Wild hold items: Shed Shell (rare)
Egg groups: Ground, Dragon
Capture rate: 180
Gender ratio: 50/50
Effort values: 1 Attack
Evolution family: Scraggy > Scrafty at level 39

Scraggy and Scraftly are winners all around. First, we love Pokemon with unique typing, and they're the only Dark/Fighting dual-types to date, and the only part-Fighting-types with an immunity to Psychic attacks. These are well-rounded Pokemon both offensively and defensively too, with solid Defense and Special Defense stats and a respectable Attack.

Scrafty can be used as a defensive tank that's also capable of dealing out some hits, so we'd go for a stat boosting move like Bulk Up to boost Defense and Attack, one Dark and one Fighting STAB attack each, and one good recovery move so that he can keep soaking up damage (Rest is a good choice).

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1 comment

  • Romination - March 7, 2011 12:12 a.m.

    Hoodlum Pokemon indeed. Gangs of them? Group behavior in Pokemon? That's intense.

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