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What does the term pivot mean in competitive battling?

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They say Amoongus is an excellent pivot, bur I don't quite get the meaning of that.

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a pivot is a Pokemon mainly used for switching into. Defensive pivots are pokes with good defenses or a good type against the opposing Pokemon (ex switching into a flying type to counter a ground type). an offensive one is used when you want to try to force your opponenet to switch(ex. switching into a powerful poke that could KO theres).

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Sorry I was out of DB for a while, but thanks!