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Tech Tier 1
Analysis by EmmaNielsen

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Poison
Weak Vs Electric
Role Tech
Base Potential
Gender Male

Pokemon Description

Its fangs are so sharp, if it bites you in the dark and sucks your blood, you won’t notice any pain or realize you’ve been bitten.

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Stats

HP 70
ATK 7
DEF 7
Sp. ATK 7
Sp. DEF 8
Speed 12
HP 461
ATK 275
DEF 141
Sp. ATK 275
Sp. DEF 177
Speed 374
Bulk 485

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

Remember all those Zubats you used to complain about when you were going through caves in main series Pokemon games? Yeah, one of them is back with a vengeance. Koga & Crobat come with tools that make them a highly dangerous Tech Sync Pair. Crobat is one of the fastest Pokémon in the game, ensuring that the Move Gauge recovers at a faster rate, while also coming with a Passive that prevents Speed from getting lowered. Looking to badly poison your enemy and confound them with your agility and skill? Crobat will make sure to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and silently.

Strengths

Easy Access to Poison and Poison Synergy

Crobat has access to Poison Fang, which has a good chance of leaving the target Badly Poisoned. Following up on that, Crobat can use the powerful Venoshock, which will deal double damage to targets inflicted with any variant of Poison.

Packed with Utility Buffs

Koga’s supportive moves consist of more indirect buffs rather than direct offensive stat buffs, but they are highly valuable nonetheless. 

“Move Like A Shadow!” raises Crobat’s Evasion Rate and Critical Hit rate, allowing Crobat to bolster both its offensive and defensive presence, albeit in an RNG-dependent fashion. Koga’s other supportive move is X Speed, which further raises Crobat’s already high Speed.

Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, Crobat even has access to the passive skill Haste, which prevents Crobat from ever losing Speed and ensures that once its engine revs up, it’ll never stall out.

Weaknesses

Lacks Offensive Buffs

While it’s true that Crobat can land Critical Hits easily thanks to “Move Like A Shadow!”, he sadly doesn’t have any help from Koga as far as buffing its Attack for Poison Fang or Sp.Atk for Venoshock. So Crobat, despite being a Tech Pokémon that wants to step in for a Striker, sadly lacks the requisite offensive stats or direct buffing moves (except for its buff to Critical Hit rate).

Requires Target to be Poisoned

The majority of damage done by Crobat (Venoshock spam) requires the target to be Poisoned or Badly Poisoned for full effectiveness. This means that against three units, all three have to be Poisoned for Crobat to get Venoshock’s double damage bonus; each time a target dies, Crobat needs to re-apply Poison. So in a prolonged battle, it might take a lot of turns to put Crobat in a situation where it is ready to pump out its full damage. This isn’t even taking into account theoretical endgame fights with bosses who are immune to Poison or other status effects.

Team Synergy

Crobat has multiple potential synergies that it can take advantage of thanks to its mixed Physical and Special offenses. 

Since Poison Fang is Physical, Crobat could team up with a Sync Pair that raises Attack.

However, since Venoshock, which makes up the bulk of Crobat’s damage, is Special, Crobat greatly benefits from being partnered with a Sync Pair that raises Sp.Atk as well.

Due to the passive Haste, Crobat would gain a lot from pairing up with a Sync Pair that can further increase its Speed, allowing the team to recover Move Gauge at an absurd rate.

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Moves

Type Poison
Category
Power
34 / 40
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a good chance of leaving the target badly poisoned.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Sharply raises the user’s Speed.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Type Poison
Category
Power
42 / 50
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Its power is doubled if the target is poisoned or badly poisoned.
Move Unlock Requirements
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Sharply raises the user’s evasiveness. Raises the user’s critical-hit rate.

Sync Move

Type Poison
Category
Power
200 / 240
Accuracy -
Target An opponent
Effect Tag -

Its power increases if the target is poisoned or badly poisoned.