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Tech Tier 2
Analysis by Cherrymentat

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Poison
Weak Vs Fire
Role Tech
Base Potential
Gender Female

Pokemon Description

Every night, it wanders around in search of prey, whose movements it restrains by spewing threads before it bites into them with its fangs.

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Stats

HP 95
ATK 11
DEF 12
Sp. ATK 9
Sp. DEF 11
Speed 13
HP 387
ATK 172
DEF 133
Sp. ATK 100
Sp. DEF 128
Speed 189
Bulk 401

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Pokemon Analysis

Overview

Ariados is a mixed bag of good Moves with poor RNG and stat distribution that could be better. Because of this, some Moves are used more to fix weaknesses than play up strengths. For a 3 star Pokemon, this isn’t too bad, but there’s always room for improvement.

Strengths

Potent Debuffs

Poisoning, even if the chance is small, is a great addition to a Move (ie., Cross Poison) that already guarantees an increased Critical Hit Rate. And even if it’s overly reliant on Poison, Venom Drench is still an extremely powerful Move--especially against Special Strike Enemies.

Hostile Environment 1 helps with that RNG too, so odds will only get better. 

Critical Hitter

Cross Poison and Dire Hit both work to increase Ariados’ Critical Hit Rate, meaning that even if she isn’t always inflicting Poison, she will almost always land Critical hits.

Weaknesses

Slow

“Move Like the Wind!” is a great Move, but it’s doing more to fix base stat weaknesses than work to Ariados’ strengths.

RNG Issues

The Passive Skill Hostile Environment 1 helps to improve the low probability of inflicting Poison with Cross Poison, but it doesn’t fix the overarching problem of Ariados’ Venom Drench and Sync Move both relying on Poisoned Enemies to be effective. 

Team Synergy

Critical Status Conditions

Having Teammates with better Poison Infliction RNG--or better yet, guaranteed Poison infliction--is best for Ariados. 

A Supportive Teammate with “Dire Hit All” or “X Speed All” would be a great help for Ariados’ strengths and weaknesses. 

Regardless, the more Teammates with Hostile Environment Passive Skills, the better. 

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Moves

Type Poison
Category
Power
38 / 45
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Critical hits land more easily. Has a very small chance of leaving the target poisoned.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Category
Target Self
Uses 2
Sharply raises the user’s critical-hit rate.
Unlock Requirements
Unlocked by Default
Type Poison
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 100
Target All opponents
Cost
Lowers the target’s Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed if the target is poisoned or badly poisoned. Fails if the target is not poisoned or badly poisoned.
Move Unlock Requirements
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Sharply raises the user’s Speed and evasiveness.

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.

Passive Skills

Hostile Environment 1

Raises the chance of inflicting status conditions with the additional effects of moves.