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Homing Attack Priority

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One of the most common actions used in Field Phase would be Homing Attacks, as they're a pretty straight forward and get the job done.

 

Often times you'll see both players using their Homing Attack at the same time. And if both players got the pre-frames out of the way, there will be a clash involved.

 

There are a couple of instances that determine which Homing Attack wins.

 

Speed is self explanatory, a frame 17 Homing Attack will always beat a frame 21 Homing Attack.

 

The next is priority. There will be scenarios where Homing Attacks of same speed will collide. Clashes usually come out of these, but certain Homing Attacks are able to override the opposing Homing Attack.

 

An example would be how Empoleon's Homing Attack (frame 21) is able to beat Pikachu, Lucario, and Braixen's Homing Attack (frame 21) when they collide.

 

Speaking of clashes, when Homing Attacks of the same speed and priority clash, it will not always reset both players to neutral. There are character specific cases where one player will either be left +10 or -10 after the clash.

 

Factoring both speed and priority, here's how a Homing Attack tier list would look like in order:

 

 

 

S: :MewtwoOld::ShadowMewtwoOld:Shuffle094M.pngShuffle681.png

 

A: :ScizorOld::MachampOld::GarchompOld::DecidueyeOld:Shuffle461.png

 

B: :EmpoleonOld::LibreOld::BlazikenOld::CroagunkOld::SceptileOld:

 

C: :LucarioOld::PikachuOld::SuicuneOld::BraixenOld:

 

D: Shuffle009.png:GengarOld::ChandelureOld:Shuffle681.png*:CharizardOld::DarkraiOld::GardevoirOld:

 

*Aegislash: Shield Form Homing Attack

 

 

 

Using this information allows you to use Homing Attacks not only offensively, but as a defense tool in response to other Homing Attacks. Giving you the advantage in certain matchups.

 

Listed below are the interactions of each character's Homing Attack against the rest of the cast's Homing Attack.

 

 

 

:DarkraiOld:Darkrai (25F)-

 

Beats:

 

N/A

 

Clashes:

 

-Gardevoir (Air tech for them)

-Aegislash: Shield Form (-10)

-Gengar (-10)

-Chandelure (-10)

 

 

:BlazikenOld:Blaziken (21F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Pikachu

-Lucario

-Gardevoir

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Gengar

-Braixen

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Pikachu Libre (Air tech for them)

-Croagunk (+10)

-Sceptile (+10)

-Empoleon (0)

-Suicune (+10)

 

 

:PikachuOld:Pikachu (21F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Gardevoir

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Gengar

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Lucario (0)

-Croagunk (-10)

-Sceptile (-10)

-Braixen (Air tech for them)

-Suicune (-10)

 

 

:LucarioOld:Lucario (21F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Gardevoir

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Gengar

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Pikachu (0)

-Croagunk (-10)

-Sceptile (-10)

-Braixen (Air tech for them)

-Suicune (+10)

 

 

:GardevoirOld:Gardevoir (25F)-

 

Beats:

 

N/A

 

Clashes:

 

-Darkrai (Air tech for you)

 

 

:LibreOld:Pikachu Libre (21F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Pikachu

-Lucario

-Gardevoir

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Croagunk

-Gengar

-Braixen

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Blaziken (Air tech for you)

-Sceptile (Air tech for you)

-Empoleon (Air tech for you)

-Suicune (Air tech for you)

 

 

:ScizorOld:Scizor (17F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Blaziken

-Pikachu

-Lucario

-Gardevoir

-Pikachu Libre

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Croagunk

-Gengar

-Braixen

-Empoleon

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Suicune

-Weavile

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Aegislash (-10)

-Mega Gengar (-10)

-Decidueye (+10)

-Machamp (0)

-Mewtwo/Shadow Mewtwo (-10)

-Garchomp (0)

 

 

Shuffle681.pngAegislash (17F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Blaziken

-Pikachu

-Lucario

-Gardevoir

-Pikachu Libre

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Croagunk

-Gengar

-Decidueye

-Braixen

-Empoleon

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Suicune

-Weavile

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Scizor (+10)

-Mega Gengar (0)

-Machamp (+10)

-Mewtwo/Shadow Mewtwo (0)

-Garchomp (+10)

 

 

Shuffle681.pngAegislash: Shield Form (25F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Gardevoir

 

Clashes:

 

-Darkrai (+10)

-Gengar (0)

-Blastoise (-10)

-Chandelure (0)

-Charizard (Air tech for them)

 

 

:CroagunkOld:Croagunk (21F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Gardevoir

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Gengar

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Blaziken (-10)

-Pikachu (+10)

-Lucario (+10)

-Sceptile (0)

-Empoleon (-10)

-Suicune (0)

 

 

:SceptileOld:Sceptile (21F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Gardevoir

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Gengar

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Blaziken (-10)

-Pikachu (+10)

-Lucario (+10)

-Pikachu Libre (Air tech for them)

-Croagunk (0)

-Braixen (Air tech for them)

-Empoleon (-10)

-Suicune (0)

 

 

:GengarOld:Gengar (25F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Gardevoir

 

Clashes:

 

-Darkrai (+10)

-Aegislash: Shield Form (0)

-Blastoise (-10)

-Chandelure (0)

-Charizard (Air tech for them)

 

 

Shuffle094M.pngMega Gengar (17F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Blaziken

-Pikachu

-Lucario

-Gardevoir

-Pikachu Libre

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Croagunk

-Sceptile

-Gengar

-Decidueye

-Braixen

-Empoleon

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Suicune

-Weavile

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Scizor (+10)

-Aegislash (0)

-Machamp (+10)

-Mewtwo/Shadow Mewtwo (0)

-Garchomp (+10)

 

 

:DecidueyeOld:Decidueye (17F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Blaziken

-Pikachu

-Lucario

-Gardevoir

-Pikachu Libre

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Croagunk

-Sceptile

-Gengar

-Braixen

-Empoleon

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Suicune

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Scizor (-10)

-Machamp (-10)

-Weavile (+10)

-Garchomp (+10)

 

 

:MachampOld:Machamp (17F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Blaziken

-Pikachu

-Lucario

-Gardevoir

-Pikachu Libre

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Croagunk

-Sceptile

-Gengar

-Braixen

-Empoleon

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Suicune

-Weavile

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Scizor (0)

-Aegislash (-10)

-Mega Gengar (-10)

-Decidueye (+10)

-Mewtwo/Shadow Mewtwo (-10)

-Garchomp (0)

 

 

:BraixenOld:Braixen (21F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Gardevoir

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Croagunk

-Gengar

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Pikachu (Air tech for you)

-Lucario (Air tech for you)

-Sceptile (Air tech for you)

-Suicune (Air tech for you)

 

 

:EmpoleonOld:Empoleon (21F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Pikachu

-Lucario

-Gardevoir
-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Gengar

-Braixen

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Blaziken (0)

-Pikachu Libre (Air tech for them)

-Croagunk (+10)

-Sceptile (+10)

-Suicune (+10)

 

 

Shuffle009.pngBlastoise (25F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Gardevoir

 

Clashes:

 

-Aegislash: Shield Form (+10)

-Gengar (+10)

-Chandelure (+10)

-Charizard (Air tech for them)

 

 

:MewtwoOld::ShadowMewtwoOld:Mewtwo/Shadow Mewtwo (17F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Blaziken

-Pikachu

-Lucario

-Gardevoir

-Pikachu Libre

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Croagunk

-Sceptile

-Gengar

-Decidueye

-Braixen

-Empoleon

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Suicune

-Weavile

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Scizor (+10)

-Aegislash (0)

-Mega Gengar (0)

-Machamp (+10)

-Garchomp (+10)

 

 

:ChandelureOld:Chandelure (25F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Gardevoir

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Darkrai (+10)

-Aegislash: Shield Form (0)

-Blastoise (-10)

 

 

:SuicuneOld:Suicune (21F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Gardevoir

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Blaziken (-10)

-Pikachu (+10)

-Lucario (-10)

-Pikachu Libre (Air tech for them)

-Croagunk (0)

-Sceptile (0)

-Braixen (Air tech for them)

-Empoleon (-10)

 

 

Shuffle461.pngWeavile (17F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Blaziken

-Pikachu

-Lucario

-Gardevoir

-Pikachu Libre

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Croagunk

-Sceptile

-Gengar

-Braixen

-Empoleon

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Suicune

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Decidueye (-10)

 

 

:CharizardOld:Charizard (25F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Gardevoir

 

Clashes:

 

-Aegislash: Shield Form (Air tech for you)

-Gengar (Air tech for you)

-Blastoise (Air tech for you)

 

 

:GarchompOld:Garchomp (17F)-

 

Beats:

 

-Darkrai

-Blaziken

-Pikachu

-Lucario

-Gardevoir

-Pikachu Libre

-Aegislash: Shield Form

-Croagunk

-Sceptile

-Gengar

-Braixen

-Empoleon

-Blastoise

-Chandelure

-Suicune

-Weavile

-Charizard

 

Clashes:

 

-Scizor (0)

-Aegislash (-10)

-Decidueye (+10)

-Machamp (0)

-Mewtwo/Shadow Mewtwo (-10)

 

 

 

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