Yesterday, had a rough day battling.
My UL team is A-Muk, Giratina-O (not A), and Poliwrath. Very strong except for a weakness to fairies. Keep reading.
So I go to do a set of 5 battles early in the day, and every team I face has Clefable, including one who had Clefable and Togekiss. Naturally, despite my best efforts, I go 0 for 5. Ouch.
I hit the computer, do some research, and figure that fairy is resisted by steel, poison, and fire. How about Heatran - tanks Charm, and can even take a meteor mash. So I find a good candidate, power him up to UL levels, 3move him, and try again, replacing Poliwrath on the team. I start another set of 5 battles, and lo and behold, none of my foes is using Clefable or Togekiss. Swampert makes short work of Heatran (not a fan of the double weakness to ground), Snorlax is a major pain to deal with lacking fighting, so I manage to pull out a win in the final battle when my opponent doesn’t realize that Giratina gets slaughtered by A-Muk (our leads), leaves him in, blows both shields, and still loses, so he withdraws. 1 for 5, not a fairy in sight.
How do you all deal with the pesky fairies that do a number on Dark, Ghost, and Fighting pokemon? Before you say ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’, know that I have a maxed Clefable that I used all preseason, and had good but not great success with. Too predictable, not enough flexibility, but solid. Want to beat the pink menaces, not use them again.
Sometimes I just want to delete the damn game from my phone. So I put it down for a while, and get to work.