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Not sure if this one is asked, but I need a spinner for my OU team. In case you didn't know, a spinner is a Pokemon who has the move Rapid Spin. I would like to see some in other tiers too. When answering, please give the tier, the Pokemon, the moveset and stuff and the explanation. 'Nuff said from me, so Get posting friends!


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Starmie @ Life Orb

Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef
Timid Nature

  • Rapid Spin
  • Ice Beam
  • Surf / Hydro Pump
  • Psyshock / Thunderbolt

Starmie is pretty much the best offensive Rapid Spinner in OU. With great coverage, good bulk and the ability to beat nearly every Spin blocker, it is no wonder why this is a staple on so many offensive and balanced teams alike.
Surf is a reliable STAB that gets fantastic neutral coverage and is boosted by the ever present rain. But if power is what you want, Hydro Pump will do, getting a few extra OHKOs and 2HKOs. Rapid Spin is why it's here, and supports your team by Spinning away any hazards that punish your Pokemon whenever it switches out. Ice Beam hits all the Dragons in OU for super-effective damage plus hits the occasional Grass type (besides Ferro) that pops up every now and then. In the last slot, Thunderbolt forms the BoltBeam combo and hits bulky water types, such as Jellicent, which is one Spin blocker who is a victim of Starmie. Psyshock is also a great option, as it is STAB, and defeats Blissey.

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I love this starfish!
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Forretress @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
0 Speed IVs
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Relaxed Nature
~ Rapid Spin
~ Spikes
~ Volt Switch
~ Gyro Ball
Sets up spikes, can also rapid spin them out. YAy :D

Cloyster @ Leftovers
Trait: Skill Link
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Bold Nature
~ Spikes
~ Rapid Spin
~ Rock Blast
~ Toxic Spikes
A whole generation ago people used to use this. Now people use Shell Smash Cloyster. This set is outclassed probably.. but wynaut? :3

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Was Planning to use this guy.
Eww Cloyster. Don't even consider it =/
I see lots of it
Nah. Cloyster sucks as a Spinner, but is an all-star Shell Smash Sweeper.
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Blastoise @ leftovers
Trait: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP/ 4 SpD/ 252 Def
Nature: relaxed
- Rapid Spin
- Scald
- Dragon Tail
- Toxic

Blastoise is generally a fantastic spinner and finds itself on many teams because of its great defenses and useful typing.

Donphan @ leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 Atk
Nature: Impish
- Rapid Spin
- Stealth Rock
- Ice Shard
- Earthquake

We all have faced Donphan at one time or another, and for good reason. It's defense earns it a spot on so many teams, and access to stealth rocks just makes it sweeter

Cryogonal @ leftovers
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP/ 4 Def/ 252 SpD
Nature: Calm
- Rapid Spin
- Ice Beam
- Recover
- Haze

Cryogonal is quite possibly the best spinner in RU. With access to Recover, and Haze, this thing has the ability to ruin alot of people's days.

Hitmonchan @ life orb
Trait: Iron Fist
EVs: 4 HP/ 252 Atk/ 252 Spe
Nature: Adamant
- Rapid Spin
- Drain Punch
- Mach Punch
- ThunderPunch

Hitmonchan is an extremely interesting spinner. While not as good as hitmontop, Hitmonchan can fill the role of a sweeper, and a spinner.

Hitmontop @ leftovers
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 Spe
Nature: Impish
- Rapid Spin
- Foresight/Toxic
- Sucker Punch
- Close Combat

Ah, hitmonchan's much more capable brother. do not underestimate its ability to do what it does. it's great bulk and foresight means those hazards are outta here

Anorith @ Eviolite
Trait: Battle Armor
EVs: 252 Atk/ 4 Def/ 252 Spe
Nature: Jolly
- Stealth Rock
- Rapid Spin
- Rock Blast
- Brick Break

To be honest, I really do hate Armaldo in NU. It's just not as good as people say. But anorith is great in LC because of its great defense stat. not much will prevent it from spinning or stealth-rock-setting.

Baltoy @ Eviolite
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 200 HP/ 200 Def/ 106 SpD
Nature: Bold
- Rapid Spin
- Stealth Rock
- Earth Power
- Toxic

Wow, another one that's better than it's evolution. Baltoy is an amazing support Pokemon. enough said. If you wanted, you could also put dual screens on this set.

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Ooh, yes, this guy was on my UU team
For anorith you put rapid spin twice instead of once.
Anorith is weak to rocks wich sucks ina Spinner
dont you use armaldo?
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Here is a good OU rain team spinner.
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Tentacruel @ Leftovers/Black Sludge
Trait: Rain Dish
EV's: 252 HP/252 Def/ 4 Spe
Nature: Timid (+Spe, - Att)
- Rapid Spin
- Toxic/Toxic Spikes
- Scald
- Substitute

This one is pretty self-explanatory. In the rain it will be healing back 1/8 of its health per turn. It is immune to Toxic, absorbs Toxic Spikes just by entering the field, and can use Rain-boosted Scald (and maybe even hope for Burn, if it doesn't want the opponent poisoned). Substitute goes in the last slot, because with how much it will be healing per turn it will barely notice the 1/4 HP needed to create a sub. All-in-all a very good rain-based spinner.

Hmm... Rain
It works fine out of rain. :3
yea, but you might as well replace Rain Dish with something else if you don't have rain
Don't. Rain is very common so it will be worth it in the long run.