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What is a good LC moveset for Swirlix?

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One of, if not the, best Pokemon in the LC metagame. Its versatility is astounding, with access to CM, Cotton guard, AND belly drum. Add that to great coverage, and you can see why it's S rank.
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  • must include item ( unless there is none, making it a bad set)
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    suggestions
    descrition, why it's good, how it stacks up against other pokes, replays.
asked Feb 8 by tazzie
state me if im wrong, but im pretty sure NFEs goes under the same page as their evolutions
LC movesets are perfectly legal. just look at the related questions :P
ok, my wrong :PPP

4 Answers

2 votes

Swirlix (F) @ berry juice

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Ability: Unburden
Level: 5
EVs: 204 Spd / 212 Atk / 92 SAtk
Naughty Nature
- Flamethrower
- Play Rough
- Return
- Belly Drum


phsycical sweeper set which shouldnt be unerrated

answered Feb 8 by dOkTorR (ツ) d00D?
edited May 3 by dOkTorR (ツ) d00D?
Ah, you guys are forgetting that if you breed 2 Swirlixes knowing a move it learns by level-up, the baby will know that move.  (Unless there's something about the LC that I'm misinformed of.). And, isn't Swirlix considered too powerful to be in the LC anyway?
eww, didn't know. changing it then
why flamethrower?
swirlix's psychical move pool is somewhat crappy as hell. it learns play rough, but it stops there. flamethrower isn't gonna be much used on this set, but it can deal with ferroseed.  thief could be an option over flamethrower, although that makes swirlix walled by ferro
0 votes

Swirlix (M) @ Oran Berry
Trait: Unburden
EVs: 208 SAtk / 96 SDef / 204 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Dazzling Gleam
- Flamethrower
- Surf

Late game, this set is lethal. Rarely does it not get at least 2 KOs. Calm Mind gives it more power and special bulk. Dazzling Gleam gets STAB, and wrecks anything that doesn't resist it or isn't a dedicated special wall after a boost or 2. Flamethrower toasts the Steel types that resist Dazzling Gleam - Surf takes out the bulky Ground types. Since Swirlix resists Mach Punch and Sucker Punch, it's a great sweeper. The EVs maximise its special attack, while allowing it to tie with Scarfed 19 speed Pokémon after the Oran Berry's gone.

answered Feb 8 by Midnaito
Why Oran berry? Berry juice is legal
0 votes

Well, Swirlix is banned but I guess you can still use it in LC Ubers.
Swirlix @ Berry Juice
Max Attack / Max Speed
Jolly/Adamant Nature
Belly Drum
Play Rough
Return
Thief/Cotton Guard / Wish / Flamethrower

answered Apr 30 by JackInABox
What is LC Ubers?
Its where all the banned Little Cup pokemon go.
0 votes

Swirlix @ Eviolite
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Trait: Sweet Veil
Calm nature
252 HP / 252 Sp.Def / 4 Sp.Atk
- Calm Mind
- Cotton Guard
- Wish
- Draining Kiss


I havent personally tried this set myself, but why not abuse its access to cotton guard?

answered May 3 by dOkTorR (ツ) d00D?