2/5 Steven & Metagross Offense vs. Hall 30 Hilda | Pokémon Masters EX (Battle Villa S17)


November 23, 2020

Zinfogel ionicons-v5-e
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SS Blue: 5* 3/5 0/20, Vigilance, https://pokemon-masters-stuff.github.io/?e=0&grid=AAECAwQFBhMUFhocHiYpKzM0NQ==&o=750&p=Blastoise_New&s=5Steven: 5* 2/5 0/20, Mad Strength 2, https://pokemon-masters-stuff.github.io/?e=7&grid=AAECAwQFERQXHR8gISMnKg==&o=666&p=Metagross&s=2Kukui: 5* 2/5 0/20, Fast-Track 2, some mediocre sand grid I forgot to change, use this: https://pokemon-masters-stuff.github.io/?e=11&grid=AAEDBAYHCQwTHB8jJCcoKSs=&o=608&p=Lycanroc&s=2Next up is Steven. We discussed Cynthia this morning. In my humble opinion Steven is a better pull than her. At 1/5 he’s basically got all his critical tools and only scales harder the more you unlock.Steven is deceptively powerful. When I first scouted him much of my disappointment stemmed from his Trainer Move: +1 Def and Sure Crit. When Mega Evolved, it also gives Metagross Endure. This means Steven needs Crit Support and isn’t totally self-sufficient. This changes at his 3/5 grid with Bullet Punch Eagle Eye 9, but until then he won’t perform too well without Defense drops nor Crit buffs. Iron Head is weak for a 3 bar move and Bullet Punch cannot be refreshed, so Steven also appreciates Speed support.That’s about everything negative about Steven. He is an absolute monster.At 1/5 he gets Haymaker on his grid which makes a monumental portion of his DPS. Because his TM gives Sure Crit you can time it to always land crit syncs based off 473 Attack and it HURTS. Without this one passive Steven would struggle so much when compared to other Strikers.Steven and Metagross are also tanky. After Mega Evolving Metagross has 454/192/188 bulk. A little low on the HP and is snip-able, but with refreshable Endure he gets by. I do not recommend tanking with Steven until 2/5 where he obtains Recuperation 2: a free Potion upon syncing and Steven always wants to use his Haymaker-boosted sync. 3/5 Steven gets Natural Remedy and Stoic 2 for more tanking fun.Recuperation 2 alone gives Steven an unparalleled level of self-sufficiency and his main claim to glory is 3v1-ing, or 2v1-ing even, any Legendary Arena. This is especially true for 3/5 Steven who unlocks Iron Head Aggravation 1 for Flinch utility, as if he didn’t do enough already.For these reasons Steven is a much, much better candidate for 6*EX than any other Striker in the game honestly. Having a Sure Crit sync with a sync multiplier means he erases sides on his very first sync and he MAJORLY benefits from the +100 HP and +40 on every stat to be a capable tank if that tickles your fancy.That’s all I can say about Steven. In this showcase I got lazy and slapped good ol’ SS Blue for crit and acceleration while Kukui serves as a gauge battery who constantly improves Steven’s offense with Defense drops. Second try recording. Easy peasy.Some other Steven showcases: Steven Tank versus this very same hall: https://youtu.be/eA2aefJh8zU Steven Tank vs. Sawyer: https://youtu.be/PEF_q1-wDMsI stream Pokémon Masters sometimes: https://www.twitch.tv/zinfogel