Hey guys, Kenny here! I know I just posted last week's MOTW yesterday, but I figured no one would mind if I still went ahead and wrote another one this week. This time, we will be looking at a powerful Flying-Type move; Hurricane!
Hurricane is a Special-Category Flying-Type move, with a natural PP count of 10 that can be bumped up to a maxumum of 16, 120 Power, and 70% accuracy, and has a 30% chance of confusing the foe (essentially making it a Flying-Type variant of Thunder, but with a chance of inflicting Confusion rather than Paralysis). In one turn, you could potentially severly damage your opponent, confuse them, and then sit back and relax as they end up taking the rest of their own HP out by hitting themselves. Talk about a powerful move!
Now, now, I know what you're thinking; it's a strong move, but is lacking in the accuracy department. The battle could be going in your favor and then all of a sudden that low accuracy takes effect and you miss. Although a single miss may seem trivial to some, hardcore battlers know just how precous every turn is. Well, friends, I have good news; there is a way to fix this problem! As is with its Electric-Type clone Thunder, Hurricane's accuracy is effected by weather. If you can manage to bring out Politoed (or I suppose Kyogre) with Drizzle, or any Pokémon with Rain Dance, you can bump that 70% chance of hitting up to a full 100% so long as it is raining. Now, notice I didn't say that it's effected by rain, I said it's effected by weather. Just as heavy rain gives Hurricane an accuracy boost of 30%, harsh sunlight cuts the accuracy of this move by 20% leaving Hurricane with a very poor 50% accuracy (as is the case with Thunder). My suggestion? Make sure it's raining if you're going to make full use of this move!
Well, that's it for this edition of MOTW. I hope you all enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! See you all next week!
P.S. - I wasn't sure where or how to add this into the actual article, so I decided to tack this onto the end; if you want an interesting Pokémon on a Drizzle team, consider Dragonite. It is the only Pokémon capable of learning both Hurricane and Thunder, thus making it a unique, powerful, and fun party member for a team that loves the rain.