Compared to Crawdaunt, Kingler is a baby crab. Why?
1. Crawdaunt is stronger
Lol no, Kingler's attack is 130, Crawdaunt is 120.
The secret ingredient lies in Crawdaunt's ability, Adaptability. This DOUBLES the power of moves that recieve STAB instead of the normal 1.5x, making Crawdaunt's offensive prowess surpass that of Kinglers.
2. Crawdaunt has a better movepool
Kingler uses Return and X-Scissor as coverage. Stuff like that apart from it's water STAB.
Guess what Crawdaunt gets.
Crunch and Superpower mate. Waaay better than Kingler.
3. Crawdaunt is a superior special and mixed attacker as well
Crawdaunt as a special Pokemon is somewhat viable, with Adaptability gives it some serious firepower when coupled with Life Orb and STAB Moves.
4. Set up moves
Agility and Swords Dance as pretty decent set up moves for Kingler, and Crawdaunt gets Dragon Dance and Swords Dance. Tbh Dragon Dance is probably better, since it boosts speed and attack at the same time, allowing you to go on the offensive straight away after a turn with Crawdaunt's sky high attack and ability.
5. Hexy uses Crawdaunt
6. Io likes Kingler, so it's definitely bad
^ Dw about those two reasons if you don't get it, others will :>