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I don't know what's up with you guys; this thing is friggin' awesome!

Whimsicott

Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 Def/248 Sp. Def/8 Spd
Nature: Bold/Impish

Substitute - With Prankster, this will almost always go first, meaning you'll rarely take a hit.

Leech Seed - Completes the very stock SubSeed strategy.

Taunt - Great for other Whimsicott that'll try to set up on you.

Encore - Perfect for any sweeper that tries to set up on you. Can you say infinite Dragon Dance?

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dd then u use encore then u use taunt, the HELL WITH THAT! COOL!!!
take put taunt,replace it with torment so its a struggle stategy and put cotton guard to make struggle weaker
This sucks when it's vs a grass type O_0
Honestly, this is the most viable moveset. Just a quick remark and a question:

Remark: I'd add 40 points into HP for an extra point of leftover recovery (if this is the intended item). You can also add an additional 4 to obtain an odd number to lessen entry hazard damage, which I chose to do.

Question: what is the 8 Spe IV for? Any particular goal?

The IV spread I used w/ Impish nature was 44HP, 200 Def, 252 SpD, 8 Spe. Same moves w/ leftovers as item.

Explanation: Hp stats for previously mentioned reasons. 200 Def and 252 SpD in attempt to even out defenses and, finally, 8 Spe IV, cause I assume these IVs have an intended use. Let me know about those IVs (if you ever get this. New here and don'y know if people get notifications)
I think movesets like these are pointless it would take an hour to kill 1 pokemon! I hate the move encore and substitute
The only other thing I would add, is an option for Light Screen instead of Substitute. Substitute can be hard to obtain especially in ORAS. Light Screen cuts Sp Attack in half, which is a good alternative.
I think you should add an attacking move to balance it out
What if the opponent uses taunt .-.
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Whimsicott (F) @ Red Card

Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Cotton Guard
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Taunt

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This would suck vs grass type, (again) wow
that's what red card is for
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Doubles support
Whimsicott
Whimsicott @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Tailwind
- Taunt
- Helping Hand
- Encore

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A tad bit late, however, I would put moonblast so it isn't totally useless against taunt users.
It has prankster, so it can taunt taunt users stopping them from taunting.
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Gen 8 OU

The Prank-star
This name was inspired by a user named Prankstar.

[email protected] Barb
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Impish
EV: 252 Def/252 SpD/4 HP
-Leech Seed
-Switcheroo
-Toxic
-Substitute

Leech Seed to regain some bit of HP, as long as the user doesn't have the ability Magic Bounce or is a Dark type and also Grass type. Switcheroo to switch your sticky Barb with the opponent's so you don't have to worry about Toxic not effecting steel types. Toxic for non-Steel types and Poison-types. Substitute to protect yourself, or you could use protect instead, that way you won't have to lose any of your HP, but will have a chance to fail after using it on the first turn. A good teammate for Whimsicott might be Grimmsnarl in order to set up Light screen and Reflect to weaken the foes's attack for the team. Spirit break for Grimmsnarl to weaken any of the foes's special attack or get rid of Dark types that are immune to Prankster. Taunt to those who will try to status Whimsicott. Otherwise, hope you use this moveset :).

Here is the Pokepaste of my ideal teammate with Whimsicott

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Hi! Good one!
thanks! It was actually inspired from ur name :).
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Doubles Ubers / VGC 2021

Whimsicott @ Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Tailwind
- Taunt
- Encore
- Beat Up

Ok, before you ask "why Beat Up?", I'll explain that first. What you want to do is pair this with a Pokémon with the ability Justified, preferably Terrakion, then use beat up on that Pokémon. In Doubles Ubers, this will boost their attack six stages, whereas in VGC, it'll boost their attack four stages. Keep in mind that you can Dynamax in these formats, so Whimsicott can potentially allow the Justified Pokémon to snowball through teams if they don't cycle Intimidates. Onto the other moves. Tailwind doubles your teams speed. Taunt is to shut down an opponent's attempts at setting Trick Room, and prevents them from using Protect, leaving them more vulnerable. Encore can be used on a Pokémon that successfully set up Trick Room to immediately reverse it. Max EVs in speed and Timid nature so you can outspeed and taunt Tornadus-I and potentially speed tie other Whimsicott depending on their EVs. The Timid nature and 0 Attack IVs also help minimize the damage Beat Up does to your Justified Pokémon.

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Whimsicott (F) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Prankster

EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef

Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • Taunt
  • Leech Seed
  • Substitute
  • Protect

You've likely faced this little guy. As such, you know what these moves are for.

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It wouldn't do well vs grass type sincee leech seed is worthless against it.
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Whimsicott
Item:Leftovers
Prankster
Nature: Calm (+SDef -Attack)
EVs: 252 SDef, 252 HP and 4 Speed
Substitue
Leech Seed
Cotton Guard
Giga Drain/HP Rock/Toxic

So what I do is send Whimsicott against a Physical Attacker and use Cotton Guard twice so his defense will be really high and he'll be able to take many hits. Next, I use Substitute and then Leech Seed so he'll get Leftovers and Leech Seed which is awesome. For the last move there are a few options Giga Drain for STAB and health regeneration with Leftovers and Leech Seed which is super duper or HP Rock for coverage and last but not least Toxic to slowly but painfully kill your opponent with Leech Seed. I like using Giga Drain just in case I get Taunted but the other moves work well too.

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I love this strategy! I'm going to make one with Giga Drain and try it out.
This is the only one that worked well on showdown compared to the rest which just sucked hard
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Whimsicott @ leftovers

Ability: Prankster Role: Staller

EVs: 252 def/252 Sdef/ 4 HP Nature: Calm

  • Substitute
  • Toxic
  • Taunt
  • Protect/Giga Drain/Psychic

if you are worried about being taunted use Giga Drain or Psychic.

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Fun in the Sun Sweeper

Item: Leftovers
Nature: Modest
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 60 Speed, 252 S.Attack, 198 Hp


Growth
Solar-beam
Psychic
HP(Fire)


Growth Boosts your S.Attack(and Attack but that is not important here) by two stages in the sun. Solar-beam is very Strong STAB. Psychic is for coverage. HP(Fire) is for coverage and is boosted by the sun.

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@ Flame Orb
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 Spd
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Taunt
- Switcheroo
- Cotton Guard
- Charm / Giga Drain


Impenetrable Physical Wall.
Switcheroo burns, while Cotton Guard raises Def to the max in 2 turns, while taunt destroys other taunters when they switch in. Charm is to lower Atk even further, or Giga Drain provides a way of healing, and makes you not a total taunt bait.

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and when it faces a fire type this pokemon's screwed.
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Sacrifice

Item: Focus-sash
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Timid/Jolly
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Hp, 4 Defense


Taunt

Stun-spore

Encore

Memento


This is a great Pokemon to use to set the stage for a Stat booster or a Pokemon that makes use of Subs. Taunt prevents the foe from setting up any hazards or statuses that could potentially foil the strategy. Stun-spore is great for crippling and it works on all types. Encore one of the most annoying moves in the universe. And finally Memento you half the offense of the opponent then go to a Pokemon that can boost while your foe is busy swearing about his now nearly useless Pokemon. While normally after you use Memento the opponent will switch out but remember you still get in a boost on the turn they switch and they have a paralyzed Pokemon and did not get a chance to set up their hazards.

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These are all status moves, so a nature to boost a defense would be much more useful here.
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Whimsicott (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Spd
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Cotton Guard
- Leech Seed
- Toxic
- Protect

Taunt is a problem, but really.. it's predictable enough to switch out on.
Cotton Guard will pretty much always go first ( prankster ) so you're set for bulky defenses.
Leech Seed and Toxic will slowly kill your opponent ( while Leech Seed feeds you back HP )
Protect stalls out Leech seed, Toxic, AND Leftovers.

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I am sooo bored. Anyways that is of no relevant use here. This is my favorite set for the cotton ball.

Whimsicott @ Leftovers
Prankster
Jolly
128 HP/ 252 Def/ 128 SpD
Substitute
Toxic
Tailwind
U-Turn

Only really meant for Tailwind support. But with Prankster, he does a marvelous job. His EVs allow his to take a hit whike setting up, then with Tailwind support, he is sure to U-Turn before they hit him unless they have priority. Toxic makes a fearsome pair with Prankster as well, cause if you wall the opponent, one Sub and a Toxic can turn the tables on them.

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Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 Sp. Def , 10 Carbos, 10 Calcium, 6 HP Up
Nature: Calm
Item: Leftovers

Mine mixes attacking and defending. I beat up a Snorlax with this pillow!

Moves:

Cotton Guard: Fluff the pillow!
Leech Seed: recover with Leftovers
Giga Drain: recover and attack at same time, nasty with high defenses and recover HP total of 3 times a turn max in single battles
Hurricane: for grass, who resists Giga Drain and immune to Leech Seed

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Whimsicott makes an awesome support in double battles.
Double battles set:
Calm Nature, 252 HP, 126 Def, 126 Sp. Def
Held item: Big root
Ability: Prankster

  • Substitute (for obvious reasons)
  • Leech Seed ( for additional damage, increased healing with Big root)
  • Light Screen (Helping your team survive Special attacks)
  • Charm (Forces switches)/ Toxic (More damage)/ Tailwing (For speed lacking teammates).

Single battles set:
Calm Nature, 252 HP, 126 Def, 126 Sp. Def
Held item: Big root/ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
- Substitute (As above)
- Leech Seed (As above)
- Taunt/Encore (Taunt ruins sweepers, So does Encore and now with Whimsi being part fairy type you can free switch into dragon types and ruin them with Encore, yeah this is pretty good)
- Toxic/Giga Drain

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Whimsicott @ Lagging Tail
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Ability: Prankster
EV's: 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 Spe
Nature: Impish (+Def / -SpA)

  • Switcheroo
  • Encore
  • U-Turn/Endeavor
  • Taunt/Endeavor

Switcheroo can be used to permanently cripple mon's that don't have fling or switcheroo themselves. Encore is to come in and stop setup sweepers from setting up, and works well with taunt. Speaking of taunt, Whimsicott can completely shut down the likes of Sableye in particular, as it outspeeds and takes minimal damage from foul play thanks to the new fairy typing. If Taunt isn't your thing, or you already have a Pokemon with taunt, than endeavor is a cool option to do respectable damage when your health is low. U-Turn allows you to scout and provides momentum, however you can swap it out for endeavor if you prefer.

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wouldn't the lagging tail completely cancel out the effects of Prankster?
Lagging Tail just makes you move last in your priority bracket; Prankster still gives +1 priority even with the Lagging Tail.
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Whimsicott

This set is primarily to pick off weak and or just status opposing pokes, It does amazing if you have a slow sweeper so you may status to threats on the opposing team.

252 Hp/252 Speed
Nature- Bold
Ability-Prankster
@Leftovers
Substitute- To hide.

Stun Spore- To slow them down/annoy.

Leech seed- Gimme mah health

Moonblast- Finish em off

Most likely you're gonna wanna lead off with the stun spore, then go ahead and use the leech seed to get your health back, whimsicott is an excellent sweep breaker for sure, but not so great as a lead considering most people lead off with the biggest threats at the beginning of the battle, once those are gone he's clear for take off.

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Interesting guy. He's so annoying.
252 HP/100 Def/ 156 SpD
Leftovers
Prankster
Bold / Calm
Toxic /Leech Seed
Protect
Substitute / Taunt
Encore

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Toxic has nothing on poison or steel types so...yea...
True. I'll edit it
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Whimsicott @Leftovers
Evs: 252 Def 128 SpDef 128 SpAtk. Nature: +SpDef -Atk
Trait: Prankster
Moves
Double Team/Substitute
Giga Drain
Leech Seed
Cotton Guard

I was so annoyed by this thing once and since then I've carried an always hitting move on EVERY team. The next time it came it was dead. I had a feeling that it was kinda popular and I wuz right. lol so annoying.

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Tried out this trolly set, fun to use:

Whimsicott @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Prankster
Nature: Bold/Calm
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 S.Atk

Cotton Guard
Encore
Leech Seed
Giga Drain
Caution: Expect rage quits.

For use after the removal of poison types and maybe special sweepers. Come in on a setup mon (sweeper or defensive, doesn't matter), use encore, set up cotton guard and leech seed, and annoy your opponent.

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