Hi all! I went out for a run this morning with the intention of gathering supplies for catch cup. I’m trying to not spend very much stardust or double up on investments so budget was the key. I compiled a bit of research on things I saw spawning today and thought maybe some folks would find it interesting (or like to add to it).
Noctowl - HootHoot at about 450CP will evolve to Noctowl right in the area of 1400-1500. Cheap double move. Good protection against fighting, grass and ghost types. Not so good at coverage. I’ve tried this in open GL and it’s more of a cups/silph tourneys type mon.
Golbat - Zubats around 450 CP are where you want to be. Low candy requirement for double move and evolution. Absolute wall to grass and fighting. Doesn’t beat much in the meta, but has shadow ball for some nice reach. Useful in silph tourneys so could be good later.
Cradilly - 800-825CP Lileep is what you want. Bit of a steep investment but I bet you don’t have one ready to go yet! Beats both Azu and Gunfisk but both matches are very close. Arguably playable in open GL. Certainly good for silph tourneys and potentially future cups
Blaziken - Torchic in the low 500s would about hit the spot. Great anti tank/ safe swap punish. You don’t need it’s CD move as it hits so hard to begin with blaze kick will do just fine. Brave Bird for suicide missions. Cheap double move. Glassy as hell.
Probopass - mid 600s for a nose pass. One of a very short list of steel tanks readily available. If your team wants a steel tank you may not have a choice. Fights back pretty well against water weakness and bricks all the fliers which one would think would be very common. Has numerous very dangerous matches.
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