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What to look for in a good spinner?

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asked Aug 29, 2013 by AbsoLoveer97

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Obviously it needs to learn Rapid Spin :P

Seriously, though, it needs to be bulky enough so it doesn't die in one hit. Not being weak to Stealth Rocks is a serious bonus, as it shouldn't be weak to the hazards it is switching in to get rid of. A Poison type is nice as well, although certainly not necessary, as that means it can get rid of Toxic Spikes without even needing to spin, although of course any Poison type can do this, so it doesn't have to be a spinner. Finally the perfect spinner should be able to deal with Ghost types, as they are the main Pokemon that can block a spinner, and it works much better if the spinner can take them out instead of needing t switch to someone else.

Hope this helped!

answered Aug 29, 2013 by MeloettaMelody
edited Aug 29, 2013 by MeloettaMelody
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Mostly a lot of bulky, as spinners can't really repeatedly take hits. Pokemon like Hitmontop are a good example of a good spinner. Good special bulk, while having intimidate to stop the strong attacks from he physical side. If you're using a Pokemon like Donphan, make sure you have a good specially defensive Pokemon so you can use Donphan to absorb the physical attacks and spin, and then switch to your special wall (Lol, Blissey) to take the special hit and not get hit my Rocks.

answered Aug 29, 2013 by Flame.