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Is there any use for a Contrary Shuckle outside of double/triple battles?

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Not really, it says it all in the title.

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I have an example: [I'll post this on "What is a good moveset for Shuckle?" too]

Trick Room Shuckle @Focus Band

Brave nature

  • Gyro Ball

  • Rock Polish

  • Power Trick

  • Sand Tomb (If you send this out for a different reason)/Whatever you want here

This is the best I could come up with. Rock Polish gets you to an even lower speed rate, powers Gyro ball to epic power. Sand Tomb is when you have a different idea in Using this. Power Trick is pretty obvious.

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im not looking for  a good moveset..i was just wondering if shuckle had any self stat lowering moves...thanks for the effort though
Uh, Gyro Ball has a max power ( Pretty sure 150 ) which if I recall, brave shuckle hits without Contrary Rock Polish.
thats assuming ur facing a fast poke
Shuckle's pretty slow, I'm doubtful that there'll be a Pokemon slower than it.
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Swagger. Confuses and numbs attack.

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Nope. Contrary is only for yourself.
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Alrighty guys, I'm going to go ahead and post the famous Shell Smash Contrary Shuckle.

Basically... for use in sand:

Shuckle @ Chesto Berry
Trait: Contrary
Impish Nature/Careful Nature
EVs: 252 HP/ 128 Def / 128 SDef
Moves:
- Shell Smash
- Rest
- Power Swap

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Contrary Shuckle can be one of the most infuriating dual walls when used correctly.

  • Shell Smash
    Cuts non-existent offense to boost Defense and Sp. Def in addition to base 230 stats
  • Rest
    HP recovery, plus heals poison/burn
  • Infestation
    100% accuracy and hits every type, traps opponents and deals continuous damage
  • Toxic/Power Split/Encore/Double Team
    Depends on preference. Toxic for added damage, Power Split to cut opponents' attack power, Encore or Double Team to be annoying and assist with set-up

Works with a handful of natures, good with Leftovers for extra recovery

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