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Caitlin & Reuniclus

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Strike (Special) Tier 2
Analysis by Svidrigailov

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Psychic
Weak Vs Ghost
Role Strike (Special)
Base Potential
Gender Female

Pokemon Description

They use psychic power to control their arms, which are made of a special liquid. They can crush boulders psychically.

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Stats

HP 99
ATK 9
DEF 10
Sp. ATK 18
Sp. DEF 11
Speed 9
HP 453
ATK 125
DEF 131
Sp. ATK 333
Sp. DEF 132
Speed 175
Bulk 427

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

While Reuniclus is one of the most powerful Psychic type strikers in the game, it pales in comparison to most of the other five star strikers, keeping it out of the upper echelon. That said, it can still be an incredible striker given proper support. Additionally, it fulfills the rather unique niche of bulky psychic striker quite well. Overall, it’s a worthy investment if you’re in need of a psychic type attacker but you may be better served overall by a more powerful five star striker like Houndoom or Lycanroc.

Strengths

Above-Average Bulk

While it doesn’t quite reach Support Pair levels of bulk, Reuniclus eclipses most other strikers in terms of sheer survivability, allowing it to stay in much longer in co-op without switching and losing its stat boosts. This also means that players can switch it in on  opposing sync moves and start setting up while keeping most of its health intact, which is something that frailer strikers usually can’t afford to do. Its unique move, Don’t Bore Me!, even allows it to supplement its high base stats in this area while simultaneously boosting its all-important Special Attack.   

Move Gauge Refill

Reuniclus has the ability to replenish its move gauge by three through its support move, which more than makes up for its poor base speed and allows it to reach impressive levels of dps when supported properly. Furthermore, instantly regenerating the move gauge is an ability usually only given to Supports and having it on a Striker allows the player to use Supports who lack it. This also increases its aforementioned ability to stay in during co-op games even more by removing the need to switch to a Support when its gauge runs low. 

Weaknesses

Limited Buff Capability

While Reuniclus’ strong three bar attacking move and solid unique moves serve it well as an-above average striker, in comparison to other five star strikers who can max their own Critical Chance like Houndoom or max out their Attacking Stats like Emboar or Sceptile, Reuniclus fails to get the extra push in damage it needs to really shine. It’s lack of a really powerful self buff also makes it particularly vulnerable to opposing sync moves since after it loses its stat boosts it has a hard time getting them back.

Team Synergy

Reuniclus greatly appreciates support from pairs with access to Dire Hit All and other moves that raise the whole team’s Critical Hit Rate like Dusclops or Torchic. These will increase the amount of damage it is capable of dealing the most. Outside of that, pairs who can raise Speed like Oshawott or Sp.Attack like Glalie and Nosepass will greatly aid in patching up Reuniclus’ weaknesses.

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Moves

Type Psychic
Category
Power
50 / 60
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
No additional effect.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Increases the user’s move gauge by three.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Type Psychic
Category
Power
99 / 118
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a very small chance of lowering the target’s Sp. Def.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Sharply raises the user’s Sp. Atk. Raises the user’s Defense and Sp. Def.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default

Sync Move

Type Psychic
Category
Power
250 / 300
Accuracy -
Target An opponent
Effect Tag -

No additional effect.

Passive Skills

Antitoxin

Prevents the Pokémon from getting poisoned or badly poisoned.