Ursaring

Ursaring, The Hibernator Pokémon. In its territory, it leaves scratches on trees that bear delicious berries or fruits. Although it is a good climber, it prefers to snap trees with its forelegs and eat fallen berries. With its ability to distinguish any aroma, it unfailingly finds all food buried deep underground. In forests, it is said that there are many streams and towering trees where an URSARING gathers food. It walks through its forest collecting food every day.

Overview

Ursaring is a surprisingly powerful Pokemon, having a base 130 attack stat, putting it even with Pokemon like Terrakion, Garchomp, and Scizor. But this gets boosted even further through Guts, making Ursaring capable of 2HKOing almost every Pokemon in the game. The only problem with Ursaring is its speed, though if you use Quick Feet its not as much of a problem. Whether you choose Guts or Quick Feet, each ability will have the downfall of lacking in either Attack or Speed. Its low speed is the reason for it being consigned to the NU tier, but it still has ways to shine and can rip through any team like the bear it is if you can get it set up.

Abilities

Guts: Raises Ursaring's attack by 1.5x when it has a status. This is a very good ability when combined with either Flame or Toxic Orb, as it gives Ursaring a monstrously high attack stat.
Quick Feet: Raises Ursaring's speed by 1.5x when it has a status. This is the alternative to Guts and allows Ursaring to reach a pretty high speed, allowing it to better survive and sweep.
Unnerve: Opponents cannot use their held Berry. Pretty useless in general, but especially when compared to the other abilities Ursaring has.

Movesets

Tanking Ursaring? That's Bearly Pawssible

-Facade
-Crunch
-Close Combat
-Swords Dance/Protect
Item Attached: Flame Orb/Toxic Orb
Ability: Guts
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

This is Ursaring's most powerful set by a long shot. Facade + status + Guts boost makes Ursaring a veritable nuclear warhead of attack. Put it at +2 from Swords Dance and it hits a ridiculously high 1182 attack, making it able to OHKO every Pokemon in the game barring 252 HP/252 Def Shuckle and Skarmory (or anything with Sturdy for that matter). Facade reaches 140 base power when Ursaring is statused, and gets STAB, making it a ridiculously powerful move that Ursaring can use on anything that isn't Steel or Ghost type (though some Steels will still take a massive amount of damage from it). Crunch and Close Combat has perfect neutral coverage, making sure Ursaring doesn't get walled by any particular type. Swords Dance is recommended over Protect just due to the sheer amount of power it will give Ursaring, but Protect can be used to ensure that Ursaring gets the status from his orb. Whether you use Flame Orb or Toxic Orb is up to you, as Toxic Orb does less damage over the first 2 turns, while Flame Orb allows you to stay out longer in total.
252 Attack and Speed are used on both its Guts and Quick Feet sets as 1) there is no reason not to and 2) is the best set for helping Ursaring to sweep.

Fast and Furryous

-Facade
-Crunch
-Close Combat
-Swords Dance/Protect
Item Attached: Toxic Orb
Ability: Quick Feet
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SAtk)

Ursaring desperately needs more speed, and Quick Feet gives it to him. With this set, Ursaring hits a comfortable 343 speed, putting it just shy of the Musketeer legendaries. The set is nearly the same as the Guts set, just it doesn't hit nearly as hard, and Swords Dance is almost a necessity if you want Ursaring to hit hard. Toxic Orb must be used for this set as Quick Feet doesn't nullify the attack drop from the burn off of a Flame Orb like Guts does, making Toxic Orb the only option. The moves are used for the same reasons as the Guts set (Facade for obscene power, and Crunch and Close Combat for coverage). Jolly is to make sure that Ursaring can outspeed more Pokemon.
252 Attack and Speed are used on both its Guts and Quick Feet sets as 1) there is no reason not to and 2) is the best set for helping Ursaring to sweep.

These Puns are Just Embearrassing

-Facade
-Crunch
-Close Combat
-Swords Dance/Protect
Item Attached: Flame Orb/Toxic Orb
Ability: Guts
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spe)

This Ursaring set is designed purely for Ursaring to be able to sweep in a Trick Room setting, and thus 0 IVs in speed should also be considered. Trick Room allows Ursaring to actually take advantage of his base 55 speed, allowing for him to outspeed (or outslow I guess) most everything. Ursaring's moveset does kind of get boring after reading it two or three times, but it is still just as good on this set as any. The change in EVs is to give Ursaring a little more bulk while making sure it is as slow as possible under Trick Room (same notion applies to the Brave Nature). The choice of item is again based on preference, so use whichever you want.
252 HP is to allow Ursaring a little bit more bulk, and 252 Attack is to help him to sweep.

Other Options

Belly Drum, Bulk Up, Fire Punch, Gunk Shot, Hammer Arm, Ice Punch, Seed Bomb, Superpower
Belly Drum gets you to +6 attack while halving your HP, allowing you to destroy everything in the game but nto survive very much longer afterwards.
Bulk Up boosts your attack and defense, which can be useful on Ursaring but Swords Dance generally outclasses it.
Fire Punch can be used for Super Effective coverage on certain types, but Ursaring gets good coverage as it is.
Gunk Shot is an interesting option for Ursaring, but not worth replacing any of its moves for really, could be fun as a gimmick set though.
Hammer Arm can be useful on the Trick Room set, as it makes Ursaring even slower, but its generally not worth losing the higher power from Close Combat.
Ice Punch can be used for more coverage, but Facade is hitting whatever Ice Punch hits super effectively harder.
Seed Bomb gets rid of bulky Waters and Rock/Grounds, but Facade and Close Combat already do that better.
Superpower is the same power as Close Combat, the only downfall is it drops your attack.

Double & Triple Battle Options

Ursaring is actually pretty decent, but has to have Trick Room support to really be effective.

Partners

Ninjask could make Ursaring an excellent partner, as it could pass Speed boosts and a Substitute to Ursaring, making Ursaring both fast and allowing it to set up a SD, basically winning you the game. A Shell Smash passer could also be useful. And with the Trick Room set, a Trick Room setter is required (obviously).

Countering Ursaring

Anything faster than it ruins Ursaring really. Cincinno is probably the best option in NU as it outspeeds even Quick Feet and KOs with Tail Slap. Choice Scarf Pokemon also hurt Ursaring's potential a lot, Sawk being a prime example. Strong defensive Pokemon can also try to stall out Ursaring as it takes constant residual damage, but have to be wary of it just Swords Dancing and then KOing them. Eviolite Misdreavus can take a Crunch from Ursaring and KO with HP Fighting. For the Trick Room set, Golem outslows Ursaring and OHKOs with Earthquake or Stone Edge. Priority moves such as Mach Punch also severely cripple Ursaring.

Pre-Evolution Corner - Teddiursa (Little Cup)

Winnie the Pooh Wants To Kill You

-Facade
-Crunch
-Close Combat
-Swords Dance/Protect
Item Attached: Toxic Orb
Ability: Quick Feet
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 196 Atk / 116 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -Sp. Atk)

This is Teddiursa's only set, but it can actually be quite effective. With Quick Feet and Toxic Orb, Teddiursa reaches a very good speed of 28, outspeeding basically all of LC outside Choice Scarfers with 19 speed. Facade is very powerful, getting STAB bonus, and getting double power from Toxic Orb. Crunch is very good coverage, hitting Ghost Types like Misdreavus that would otherwise stop Teddiursa cold. Close Combat is a very powerful coverage move that destroys Steel-Types like Ferroseed, and Rock-Types such as Tirtouga. Swords Dance makes Teddiursa an absolute monster. 34 Attack with a Base 140 Power STAB Move will destroy everything that doesn't resist it. On the flip side, you could also use Protect to ensure that you will get your Toxic Orb activated,or dodging the random Hi Jump Kick from Mienfoo. Countering Teddiursa just relies on you waiting it out. Toxic Orb will takes it's tole on Teddiursa's life, and that's why it's essential that you have Teddiursa sweep fast, and effectively. Priority moves also cut into Teddiursa, as it doesn't have Eviolite, and can't take many hits. Croagunk's Vacuum Wave, Timburr's Mach Punch, Tirtouga's Aqua Jet, Murkrow's Sucker Punch, the list goes on. One notable priority move is Mienfoo's Fake Out, as it does damage, and makes Teddiursa take Toxic damage, regardless of it possibly blocking the damage part of Fake Out, via Protect. If you like a Pokemon that is a good sweeper, and is cute as anything, try Teddiursa out!


Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Trade from Emerald/Colosseum/XD (Ruby/Sapphire)
Evolve Teddiursa (Emerald).

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Trade from Emerald/Colosseum/XD

Colosseum/XD:
Snagged from Sangem Grunt Agrev in Snagem Hideout (Colosseum)
Evolve Teddiursa (XD)

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Lake Acuity, Route 216, Route 217.

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Route 28, Mt. Silver, Victory Road (SoulSilver)
Trade from Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/SoulSilver (HeartGold)

Black/White:
Transfer from Generation IV/Evolve Dream World Teddiursa

Black 2/White 2:
Evolve Teddiursa

Animé Appearences

Ursaring has made a few appearances. In these, it was mostly a background Pokémon, appearing when angered in a forest. However, the trainer Paul often used one in his journey through Sinnoh

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
157 Forest Grumps Ursaring's Startled!! Pics
172 A Better Pill to Swallow Bellsprout Vs. Shuckle  
176 Imitation Confrontation I Wanna Be A Ditto Master! Return of Duplica Pics
188 UnBEARable Teddiursa's Secret! Pics
196 The Ring Masters Feraligatr Vs. Blastoise! Sumo Match! Pics
M4 Celebi: Voice of the Forest Celebi: A Timeless Encounter Pics
239 Cold as Pryce! Piloswine and Pryce Of Winter! Pics
249 Outrageous Fortunes The Evolution of Poliwhirl! Pics
261 Entei at Your Own Risk Entei and Friends of the Hot Spring! Pics
268 A Claim to Flame! The Silver Tournament! The Return of Gary! Pics
332 Going, Going, Yawn! Heat Badge! Win The Blazing Battle! Pics
333 Going For A Spinda! Lots of Spinda! Beyond the Mountain in Search of Happiness! Pics
336 Delcatty Got Your Tongue! Skitty & Delcatty! Enter the Legendary Pokémon Co-Ordinator! Pics
S20 The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon The Terrifying Mirage Pokémon Pics
436 Off the Unbeaten Path! Who Single-Handedly has the Victory!? Pokemon Orienteering!! Pics
474 Different Strokes for Different Blokes Forest of Hesitation! Paul Again!! Pics
508 Top-Down Training! Champion Cynthia Appears! Pics
519 Glory Blaze Chimchar VS Zangoose! Battle of Fate! Pics
526 Nosing 'Round The Mountain Probopass! Burning Spirit! Pics
549 Chim-Charred! The Scorching Chimchar Pics
M11 Giratina & The Sky Warrior Giratina & The Bouquet of the Sky - Shaymin Pics
559 One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team! The Final Showdown! Pokémon Triathlon! Pics
568 Aiding the Enemy Turtwig, Grotle...& Torterra! Pics
588 Not Aired Mysterious Creatures: Pokémon Pics
596 A Pyramiding Rage! Pyramid Battle! Brandon VS Paul! Pics
600 Evolving Strategies Full Battle! Paul VS Ash! (Part Two) Pics
601 Uncrushing Defeat Uxie's Shadow! Pics
602 Promoting Healthy Tangrowth King of the Forest! Tangrowth!! Pics
609 Challenging A Towering Figure! Tower Tycoon! That Man, Palmer! Pics
611 An Egg Scramble Johto Festa! Chikorita and Totodile Appear!! Pics
628 A Marathon Rivalry! Get Fired Up Snorlax! Prince of Pokéthlon! Pics
M13 Zoroark - Master of Illusions Phantom Champion Zoroark Pics
652 Casting a Paul on Barry! Sinnoh League Third Round! Barry VS Paul! Pics
654 Familiarity Breeds Strategy! Rival Decisive Battle! Ash VS Paul! Pics
656 Battling a Thaw in Relations Rival Battle Conclusion! Ash VS Paul! Pics
785 Danger, Sweet as Honey! Sweet Honeymitsu is Filled with Danger! Pics
791 Butterfree and Me! Ash and Butterfree! Until the Day We Meet Again!! Pics
S31 TBC Mewtwo: The Prologue to Awakening Pics
795 The Journalist from Another Region! Alexa Appears! Helioptile & Gogoat!! Pics
838 The Forest Champion The Forest Champion! Enter Hawlucha!! Pics
M17 Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction The Cocoon of Destruction and Diancie

 
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