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How to SWEEP with Klawf!
- Published on Mar 19, 2023 veröffentlicht
- Klawf is a very cool new Pokemon with a unique ability called Anger Shell. It has some very niche potential as a sweeper, but needs very specific team support to be strong. So I built this super fun team using Lumineon and Salamence to make the most of Klawf's new ability!
Team paste: pokepast.es/5e1634553f6e81c2
My twitter: sja900
01:39 Battle 1
08:01 Battle 2
15:23 The team
19:24 Battle 3
#pokemon #pokemonscarlet #pokemonviolet
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6:54 someone forgot to ability patch their Sylveon 😬
I decided to leave in decision making time in the replays after I got feedback that the replays are quite fast to follow when I edit it out, lmk if the extra details in the narration are appreciated or if the replays take too long now 😁 and thanks for watching!
@Casey Albright that’s what I was thinking 😂
@Casey Albright that’s what I was thinking 😂
@Casey Albright Good idea but I'm pretty sure VGC bans OHKO moves.
How about scope lense guillotines clawf with gravity sandy shocks? 😢😶
I thought the speed was fine before personally
I love how this channel has become make anything have a niche even if it’s not supposed to be good in any sense. That’s exactly my style XD
@hindel soft the team you described using is literally a gimmick team, a bit hypocritical much? Your teams problem suffers from the same main flaws as foos team, Klawf is too niche. Klawf is generally to frail to be consistently set up and once it is set up it’s already lost most of its HP, all the opponent has to do to win, is identify Klawf as a potential threat early, and take it out before it’s a problem.
@foofootoo I got to 2900 in ranked doubles with a Klawf on my team (that got played like 40% of fights). Klawf is a lot better than it's given credit for. The stats may seem like they are not good enough at first, but Klawf's real virtue is that it's stats are good enough so that it can deal consistent damage that carries it's weight, it's actually usually bulky enough to survive a long way into the battle and take hits which would seem fatal and it's movepool which at a glance seems lackluster but actually provides both good coverage AND with the benefit of having a useful effect and usually being spread moves! (yes, besides knock off these moves have low power, but their overall contribution is great!)
Another virtue of Klawf is it's great synergy with Garchomp. By using Rock Slide with both we're looking at 1/3 to flinch the opponent completely. By using a well-prepared Earthquake with Chomp, Klawf can get boosted in order to deliver a powerful attack, usually before the enemy can move.
My one criticism for Foo: I understand that channels like these need views so they rely on gimmick teams aimed at making one pokemon into a sweeper - but as a Klawf enthusiast, I believe it's true strength is as a team player , and since it's actually good it doesn't need a whole team supporting it and can stand alongside a team of meta-relevant mons.
For real XD
Lumineon's niche is literally tailwind + weak lol
3:56 that 360 spin after ball throwing is sick
Styling on me!
If Klawf had access to shell smash this strat would have been even crazier.
I'd love to see it! The cool thing with this set up is that Klawf doesn't have to use a turn to set up, it passively relies on its partners to do that, so it can start spamming powerful moves straight away
Instant belly drum with +3 speed turn one, but would crumble to priority with 50% hp and -3 to defenses.
You’d probably have to pair with Indeedee for priority protection, but I think setup would be harder since Klawf would be vulnerable turn one. Idk, I think he would definitely hit harder but he becomes too frail/setup gets more risky so it would be interesting to see this play out
With how many boosts Klawf can accrue, it makes you wonder just how shellfish it can get. What’s for certain is that it’s got big mussels. Who knows, maybe this is just a side hustle for it
I see what you did there. Hahaha 😂. Good one.
I love how it turns being in a pinch to it's advantage
I love how after 16 or 17 mins you do a break down of various versions of team leads you can do and showed it actually working love the way you format your videos 👏🏾🔥
Thanks! I thought it was very important to show the other mode of the team since Klawf cannot win all the battles!
I LOVE the fact that you beat out a competitive team with these guys! Watching this while I waited on dinner to be done was so nice. I honestly was hyped for Klawf at first and then didn’t actually do anything with him, but I love the two options for this team and will absolutely be trying it out!
Super glad you enjoyed it!
I appreciate you Foo for making videos out of almost all of my favorite new Pokemon this generation. Klawf, Farigiraf, Scovillain, Tink, you out here being an MVP and getting my creative juices flowing for teams that aren't just unga bunga meta and using fun Pokemon in ways people aren't ready for.
Now if only Klawf's Anger Shell animations didn't take a whole minute to go off and sped through faster like other multi-stat changers...
I love how you can turn any “bad” Pokémon into a good one. All Pokémon are respected here!
I love watching your videos even though I no longer participate in competitive battles. But your content is just so well done and fun to watch. :D
Thanks a lot!
For singles I give him swords dance and rock tomb with either stone edge, rock slide or terra blast for 3rd slot and x-scissor for 4th, works alright sometimes
Your content is always so fun to watch. Thank you Foo!
Thanks for watching!
If it had shell smash on top of anger shell it would be insane.
I’ve been using a doubles OU team on showdown with Jumpluff and Clawf as the main two. When it works it works so well and I love it :)
That sounds awesome!
This really showed the strength of farigiraf. especially the opponents not knowing what it does LOL
Battle 3 was such a good match.
Yeah really intense and prediction heavy!
One of the coolest cry’s in Pokémon. I love the titan sounding editions this gen like Klawf, Skeledirge and cetitan.
Yeah I love its cry. Baxcalibur's cry is cool too imo
I actually thought that Klawf got shell smash.
Though now that I think about it, it's probably a good thing that it doesn't. Being able to get free stats from your ability, a weakness policy AND being able to use shell smash would be WAY too much for 1 turn.
That would be hilarious
Well done! Love the teams. Keep em coming!
I'll keep on cooking 😁
The 2nd battle was awesome. Klawf put in work vs a legit team. Also how good is it that tauros is a threat again.
I'm so glad that the support Pokémon were able to activate and protect it just as I planned!
Your nickname for Klawf reminded me of how I called my Heatmor in Black/White Clawdius if male, and Clawdia if female.
That said, nice battling!
I would say the drop in defenses from its ability does fit it thematically since it loses its shell
That's true, I don't really mind the defense drop, I just think that the conditions mean you're going to faint soon, so there could be more of an upside than just +1 to its stats. +2 would be much nicer!
Can you fit in a Costar Flamigo to come soak up all those Klawf boosts? I've been working on a team that will try this, so it's great to see a similar Klawf strategy in action!
This team is honestly incredibly anti meta for cartridge play. The lumineon arboliva lead destroys dondozo for so many reasons. Also with grassy terrain down klawf can really tank that salamence earthquake for the weakness policy boost saving his health and the anger shell boost for later.
I think when people saw its ability they expected shell smash.
Great vid as always. Its nice to see a titan that isn't great tusk put in some work.
Yeah, the titans are not always the most viable. I enjoyed using Bombirdier on my Scovillain team too
Palafin-Hero also has a great shiny too.
I love Klawf I just wish anger shell wasn’t such a slow ability while playing the story.
@foofootoo fr I hated sitting through stat buff after stat buff.
Did they really need to show activation for every single one of the stat changes 😂
this was my first shiny from this game. love it.
Such a good shiny!
I actually like trick room sand team with loaded dice klawf
I used Lumineon with soak to allow my toxtricty to sweep and to not worry about ground types, I made it just faster than it along with tailwind.
Yeah Soak + Tailwind is a reason to use it too
Competitive battles aside, Swords Dance Klawf is pretty absurd for your regular playthrough. Klawf is very likely to get hit down to less than half after 1 hit so you use turn 1 to SD and come out of turn 1 with +3 attack, +1 Speed. White herb is reusable too so you can dodge the defence drops too so you can still eat 1-2 neutral priority hits.
I like it!
My brain was much more simple...I did the same combo of WP on Shell. But I also used Endure on Klawf to make sure it will survive abd use a Pixilated Sylveon holding a white herb to use psych up. It's gimmicky. But white herb fixes low stats
funnily enough, Meowscarada sucker punching nothing was a good play it makes it no longer weak to Tera Flying and Farigiraf’s psychic as well… it’s an amazing play but it is interesting
I think it wasn't Protean, but that would have been amazing to play it that way!
Klawf is so freaking cute walking near its trainer
I love it so much!
I love your content, would love to see Clowitzer get some love
I do really like Clawitzer! I'm focusing on the new Pokémon atm but Clawitzer might feature on one of the teams
I think Klawf is awesome too!
Klawf is one of the best shinies ever imo. Goofy clown crab
I feel like Klawf would benefit greatly from a partner with the triage ability. I moss comfey…😢
Ooh good point!
I'm so happy to see use of lumineon lol
I'll absolutely be renting this team to hone my PvP skills
There's a lot more nuance here than in the Doodle team you created earlier, but dang that one's fun
Endure Klawf can work too since you have Farigiraf.
Oh yeah that's a cool option
this is nuts foo, great job!
Glad you appreciate it 😁
The best thing about Klawf is the walking animation
Foo come up with some terrifying strategies.
I would love to battle him JUST so I can say that I lost to him
@foofootoo would be an honor either way lol
Love the videos!
Idk a lot of strategies I use are match-up based so you might destroy me 😂
Can you make a video on arboliva, it’s actually pretty good plus I just like it lol
It's a super interesting Pokémon, I can definitely look into it more in the future!
I know you had it on this team but it can actually work as a main sweeper with harvest and sunny day + a fire terra type
hi foo, seeing as you are using all these "lesser" pokemon in new ways, can you please try a unique dudunsparce set? i would love some proof that it can be useful
@foofootoo that's awesome! i'll look into that build myself :D
Yes I've seen people use beat up or pin missile to activate rattled and weakness policy on a tera psychic dudunsparce!
There's the weakness policy tera psychic rattled set
My first shiny was klawf
i love when people show underused pokemon. Last gen i used a choiceband basculin with head smah
Ooh that's cool!
Please make more swsh vids like you did long ago PLEASE
Thanks for the feedback, what kind of videos do you mean? Do you have an example?
So I'm guessing klauf doesn't get shell smash
Give this Pokémon Stored Power move & a Foucus Stash item maybe Endure Klawf will destroy a whole Team
It has a super low special attack stat unfortunately
at 20:33 the opponent does a spin
Someone forgot to Ability Patch their shiny Sylveon. Lol
I want to see this guy make a build with.... Spidops
Oh nooo 😆
This is it chief, we've found the niche.
I'd argue that Klawf cannot have the best Gen 9 shiny because Tarountula exists
Very strong counterpoint
I don't understand why they gave it such as bone-chilling cry...it's straight out of a horror movie
So I ran a team which was double spore trick room with Tera ground belly drum hariyama.
@foofootoo Yeah put one or two pokemon to sleep set up trick room, and let Hariyama rip everything to shreds with earthquake, rockslide, and 2232 attack.
That sounds threatening
these videos are why I sub
I just wanted t write that if you look at the thumbnail in the correct wrong way, it looks like Klawf has sad blue eyes.
Oh that's weird
Klawf's stats look like bargain bin Kabutops stats
Oh yeah you're completely right
You asked yourself if you could but never stopped to ask if you should
I've not played S&V and this video was the first time I learned that Klawf apparently MOOS?
It’s cry does sound like a moo hahaha
Hey Foo if I beat you in a battle would you consider making a video with me?
There is a video of a girl searching for the biggest shiny klawf i just love how big it is
this shiny makes it look like a bootleg metagross
Haha yeah that's fair
It’s a weird kingler. Simple as that.
Is it me or does Klawf have the most unsettling cry. I like Klawf but it’s cry is nightmare fuel.
Now do spidops next
kingler is the best crab tho
Kingler walks sideways so it is immediately very cool
You feed klawf klawf meat no wonder they were disgusted 🥴🥴
6:54 what do you mean not very effective on klawf were they not pixilate? 💀💀
nvm foo already said that i didn’t see it 😝😝
LUMINEON GANG RISE UP 🐠
The waffle house has found its new host
FOO IS COOKING
@foofootoo lol!; i Ended up using Beartic for a bit when you talked about him, might have to try him again🧊🐻❄
As long as I don't have to do the washing up
Olive mon is soo cool
Arboliva is super unique
What was the random mooing throughout the video? Also YoBananaBoy is also the only part I remember from Lockstin's girafarig video
Klawf's cry is hilarious, it's just in game audio!
me like klawf!!!!!
Look like crab
Talk like people
Mashed potatoes and klawf
Interesting name for Klawf, like my sister
I mean that you gave my sister's name to Klawf, great pun
Claudia the claw is my babygirl. Like this comment to tell nintendo to bring back cherrim the queen thx
@foofootoo when the dlc drops, if nintendo does cherrim justice, you can make that video :D cheers
@foofootoo yeah it scares me
My two favs are luckily in this game, but I feel bad for all y’all who’s favorites are cut. (Unless it’s Lando-T, smeargle, etc.) hopefully gamefreak will bring it back for you eventually.
Cherrim in sun next to Protosynthesis paradox mons sounds tasty
Crab crab crab crab crab crab crab
i just wish it was grass-rock
@foofootoo this is true :( - grass-rock is surprisingly effective as a type, leaving only 4 weaknesses(ice fighting bug & steel) (though only 2 resists in electric/normal ) and STAB is only resisted by steel
Aah with the moss? I wouldn't get away with the Earthquake/Surf strategy then though 😬