SS Blue Fixes Anything: Hapu Offense vs. Hall 20 Darach | Pokémon Masters EX (Battle Villa S17)

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November 26, 2020


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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=5Hapu: 5* 1/5 0/20, Mad Strength 2, No gridNanu: 5* 1/5 0/20, Snow Shelter, No gridHapu is an F-tier Striker with an endless list of shortcomings. Well that got pessimistic fast. As a story unit one day she will get a grid but currently we are stuck with all her useless glory.Stat wise Hapu is pleasantly competent. At 4* she’s got 537/270/204/264/103/180. Slow, bulky, a little weak, but I can see her being a formidable physical tank. Her kit includes Mud-Slap for guaranteed Accuracy drops, X Accuracy (appropriate given both her moves are inaccurate), High Horsepower for a decent 3 bar move and +3 Def +1 Atk Trainer Move. Clearheaded as the only passive. Hmm.Historically Hapu serves best as an Accuracy debuffer for Legendary Arena. Hapu reminds me of 1/5 Caitlin in a lot of ways. Her kit is mostly geared towards defensive utility, which is funny because she is a Striker and she just pales at that role. With no Crit buffs, no means to naturally max her Attack and 0 multipliers it’s really hard to make a case for her.I got a little lazy for this showcase. I just slapped SS Blue and called it a day. Hapu drags down the party’s global Speed so bad she needs gauge boosting. I can see Leaf + Lyra working well alongside Hapu, which I made work for Mina, but SS Blue’s role compression clears a team slot to try and embellish Hapu’s “perks” in some way. Kukui was my first choice but it made the battle hilariously easy because I could spam High Horsepower + Hydro Cannon every turn with little punishment. I brought uncle Nanu for focused Defense drops and Flinch to manipulate the enemy turn order instead.Hapu needs multipliers or some strong passive to get fixed. Realistically I see Brutal Clarity, Dizzying Power and TM Berserker 1 as minimums on her hypothetical grid. Optimally she’d get Tough Cookie, Revenge Boost and Catalytic Cure 2. Best case scenario she’d get Sand Kicker. I can see DeNA ruining her given how bare bones Olivia’s grid turned out but only time will tell.I stream Pokémon Masters sometimes: https://www.twitch.tv/zinfogel