The Alien in Green Jello, also known as Reuniclus is one of my top 3 favorite, non-legendary Pokemon. This gelatinous Pokemon is holding down the number 3 spot; behind Gardevior/Mega Gardevior in first, and Sableye in second. Wondering what’s so special about Reuniclus? You’d be better off trying to figure out what’s not special about him. However, for the sake of this article, let’s discuss (;
Reuniclus is incredibly slow, often times even slower than Sableye…who ever thought that would be possible?! Don’t count him out though, because Reuniclus’s sluggishness actually plays in his favor! Ever heard of a little move called Trick Room? No?! Well, in essence, Trick Room “twists the dimensions” so that slower Pokemon move first, and those original speed demons make their moves last…if they survive that is.
Speaking of survival, Reuniclus is a survivor! This is largely due to its remarkably high HP, and general ability to avoid passive damage (I.e. Poison, burn, leech seed) with its Magic Guard ability. Magic Guard is an ability that only allows a Pokemon to take “direct” damage, I.e. Only damage from actual attacks. As if Magic Guard wasn’t awesome enough, Reuniclus can also have the overcoat ability.
Overcoat is somewhat similar to Magic Guard in the sense that it prevents “most” passive damage, but it specifically protects against weather related damage, and all of the powder moves such as: poison powder, sleep powder, rage powder, etc.
With its diverse move set, and awesome abilities, Reuniclus can pretty much serve any roll on your team. One of the most common Reuniclus builds is that of a specially defensive wall. Reuniclus is built in a manner that would allow him to tank several different moves that would have otherwise obliterated your team. And remember, Recover is a must! Yes, you could make use of Pain Split as a method of HP recovery for Reuniclus, but it has a high chance of backfiring on you. How? Remember that ridiculously high amount of HP that Reuniclus is carrying? Because of that, and remembering how Pain Split works, you could actually end up giving an opposing Pokemon health, while draining your own, instead of recovering; not exactly what you want to do…especially when facing other ridiculously bulky Pokemon!
Wondering how to take this beast down
if when you end up facing one? Well, it won’t be simple! Reuniclus is a physic type Pokemon, and should be weak to bug, dark, and ghost type moves…but it really depends. You can usually take out a decent chunk of its health with a STAB Shadow Ball from Gengar; but seeing that Reuniclus is almost guaranteed to survive that attack with at least 75% of its health left, say goodbye to Gengar! The best counter for Reuniclus would a Dark type, or a Dark/Ghost type like Umbreon or Sableye. Why? Because these 2 types are completely IMMUNE to psychic type attacks! Awesome, isn’t it?! So that essentially means that Reuniclus won’t be able to get off any STAB moves on you, and as an added bonus, dark/ghost types are also immune to normal type moves! Once you have your set up, just go after it with Dark Pulse, Night Daze (if you’re using Zoroak) or even Shadow Ball with your dark/ghost type. That should do the trick!
Now, in honor of Reuniclus, lets make some jello!