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Empoleon Support Thread

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There are quite some support that work well with Empoleon. Note that there is no real "optimal" support for Empoleon among the supports listed below. Experiment with them and find your ultimate partner!

 

:Snivy: and :Rotom: are great for helping Empoleon with catching opponents out of the air, as he personally struggles quite a bit with airborne opponents. These Pokemon can definitely cover that weakness.


 

:Umbreon: and :Fennekin: are also very solid picks for him. It's been widely agreed on that Empoleon lacks defensive options. These supports work great as a get-off-me button, allowing you to get some breath again and possibility change the advantage from theirs to yours.


 

:Eevee: and :Mew: are good yet simple supports who helps you with being a bigger threat. Having an attack buff while being able to inflict a defense de-buff can lead to major damage, both on shield and hit. Not only that, the attack/critical buff also allows Empoleon to hit opponents in burst with light attacks, which means you can use ( mainly ) Aqua Jet and jY without having to worry about light armor. Having access to these moves again will definitely help.


 

Finally, there are supports that can help him with his pressure game, being the spooky duo :Mismagius:, :Ninetales: and the Eon Pokemon :Latios:. Mismagius grants you an attack buff, which is great as seen above, and becomes a ball that can pierce counters. You can benefit from this and take the advantage. Ninetales does a lot of shield damage, which syncs well with Empoleon's kit, also doing insane amounts of chip and shield damage. It also has frame 1 invisibility, so it can act a little bit like the get-off-me supports from above. Latios acts like a jail tool. The opponent will be surrounded by the pillars, in which you can take advantage of by pressuring them. Not only does inflicting chip become much easier, Latios can also inflict defense de-buffs, which enhances your pressure tools even more.

 

Honorable mentions are:

:Dragonite:: Dragonite inflicts a lot of shield damage and chip with Draco Meteor, which is great for Empoleon to help with even more chip and even shield break setups.

:Quagsire:: Quagsire creates a mud pool that keeps attacking the opponent. Once again a support that helps with your pressure game.

:Celebi:: Celebi allows you to change phases if the attack hits. Requires some practice to know how to use well, but can be an amazing ally to ignore empoleon's rather bad field phase.

 

Tech:

 

Ninetales:

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/1124665400850096128

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/993603604605943808

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/961379312535420928

 

Latios:

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/1124663333788028929

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/1107379750832529409

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/1107065831144325120

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/991076504065921024

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/1105502095686348800

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/973607833664045056

 

Victini:

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/1060994690542010368

 

Celebi:

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/983002259024834560

 

Mismagius:

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/967756610813571074

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/959514636952334336

 

Diglett:

https://twitter.com/galladeknight31/status/965994967079383040

 

Mimikyu:

https://twitter.com/Wzurds/status/958953875377029120

https://twitter.com/Wzurds/status/963979475036782592

 

 

Rotom:

https://twitter.com/Wzurds/status/960522087205978118

https://twitter.com/Wzurds/status/958698380179390464

https://twitter.com/Wzurds/status/963979475036782592

 

 

Quagsire:

https://twitter.com/Stills4Boon/status/941526384064811009

 

 

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