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Quagsire, Swampert, Gastrodon, Seismitoad or Whiscash?

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I'd like to raise a Ground/Water type, but I'm not quite sure on which one. Could you tell me what's good or bad about each and which one I should pick?

asked Mar 31 by ىtellarℵerneas☾ℒuna☽
it seems that most people use Gastrodon.
dey all suck w/ their 4x weakness to grass...
they doesn't suck. one weakness, one immunity, four resistances and neutral to all other types? yes please
the 4x weakness is WHY people use it, it is only weak to grass and grass isnt a very common attack move in competitive

2 Answers

4 votes

ok, we can just forget seismitoad and whiscash as they doesn't really have much outside of NU. so it comes down to quagsire, swampert and gastrodon
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quagsire

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pros:

  • unaware is one of the best abilities in the game
  • can check some common setup threats thanks to unaware and curse/stockpile. noticeable scizor and aegislash
  • a movepool that helps its ability with stall moves like recover, stockpile, yawn, infestation and scald

cons:

  • 430 Base stat is really bad in most tiers
  • low sp.def, so its hard to stop special sweepers for it
  • its low speed gives it a though time stalling as it needs to survive an attack before it can set up (quagsire has decent bulk, so this shouldn't be a problem although special attackers is still scary)
  • faces stiff competition from other bulky water Pokemons like rotom-w, slowbro and gastrodon itself

Swampert

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pros:

  • higest total base stat of the three with 535 compared to 475 and 430
  • works good both offensive and defensive thanks to high attack and good bulk
  • good movepool with SR, waterfall, earthquake and stone edge as examples

cons:

  • its ability could be better
  • low speed

gastrodon

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pros

  • average base stat with 475. speed is its only really bad stat , which isn't really necessary on a stall Pokemon
  • its special, which makes it different from the others
  • instant recovery with recover. it has toxic too, so you must do over 50% to take it down which is hard because of its good bulk
  • a good ability which gives it an immunity to water attacks

cons:

  • nerfed heavily along with the rain nerf as its most important role was to counter rain teams
  • yeah, that covers almost everything

the choice

i know this is annoying, but it depends on what you want. I would use quagsire just because its my favorite Pokemon, but I think most people would prefer swampert in gen 6. not sure though. its all option based. to sum up:

  • if you are really weak to psychical set up sweepers: quagsire
  • if you are playing gen 5 and need a rain counter or if your team is already way to psychically biased: gastrodon
  • anything else: swampert

Swampert @ Leftovers
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Trait: Torrent
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Hp / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge

answered Mar 31 by Dr Dude
2 votes

Ok, here goes...


Quagsireenter image description here

Type: Water/Ground

Abilities: Damp, Water Absorb & Unaware (HA)

Movepool: Good

Stats:

  • HP: 95
  • Attack: 85
  • Defense: 85
  • Special Attack: 65
  • Special Defense: 65
  • Speed: 35
  • Total: 430

Swampertenter image description here

Type: Water/Ground

Abilities: Torrent & Damp(HA)

Movepool: Good

Stats:

  • HP: 100
  • Attack: 110
  • Defense: 90
  • Special Attack: 85
  • Special Defense: 90
  • Speed: 60
  • Total: 535

Gastrodonenter image description here

Type: Water/Ground

Abilities: Sticky Hold, Storm Drain & Sand Force(HA)

Movepool: Average

Stats:

  • HP: 111
  • Attack: 83
  • Defense: 68
  • Special Attack: 92
  • Special Defense: 82
  • Speed: 39
  • Total: 475

Seismitoadenter image description here

Type: Water/Ground

Abilities: Poison Touch, Swift Swim & Water Absorb(HA)

Movepool: Very Good

Stats:

  • HP: 105
  • Attack: 85
  • Defense: 75
  • Special Attack: 85
  • Special Defense: 75
  • Speed: 74
  • Total: 499

Whiscashenter image description here

Type: Water/Ground

Abilities: Anticipation, Oblivious & Hydration(HA)

Movepool: Average

Stats:

  • HP: 110
  • Attack: 78
  • Defense: 73
  • Special Attack: 76
  • Special Defense: 71
  • Speed: 60
  • Total: 468

Stat Comparisons

HP

1st: Gastrodon (111)

2nd: Whiscash (110)

3rd: Seismitoad (105)

4th: Swampert (100)

5th: Quagsire (95)

Attack

1st: Swampert (110)

2nd: Seismitoad & Quagsire (85)

4th: Gastrodon (83)

5th: Whiscash (78)

Defense

1st: Swampert (90)

2nd: Quagsire (85)

3rd: Seismitoad (75)

4th: Whiscash (73)

5th: Gastrodon (68)

Special Attack

1st: Gastrodon (92)

2nd: Swampert & Seismitoad (85)

4th: Whiscash (76)

5th: Quagsire (65)

Special Defense

1st: Swampert (90)

2nd: Gastrodon (82)

3rd: Seismitoad (75)

4th: Whiscash (71)

5th: Quagsire (65)

Speed

1st: Seismitoad (74)

2nd: Swampert & Whiscash (60)

4th: Gastrodon (39)

5th: Quagsire (35)

Total

1st: Swampert (535)

2nd: Seismitoad (499)

3rd: Gastrodon (475)

4th: Whiscash (468)

5th: Quagsire (430)


Overall

I would definetely go with Swampert because of its great movepool, abilities & stats, while Quagsire, Gastrodon & Seismitoad all would come second


Hope I helped!!

answered Mar 31 by Torterra02