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In terms of stats, moves, abilities, and such.


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They are pretty similar in stats, except Quagsire is more physical, and Gastrodon is more special. With Gastrodon having beefier stats than Quagsire, meaning it has more Hp and better stats in general.
Gastrodon has the Storm Drain ability which is good for double battles, and Quagsire has Water Absorb, which is pretty good, but it's very reliant on having your opponent make the mistake of hitting you with a water move in the first place.
Quagsire, I would think has a better movepool in general, they both have access to recover, making them pretty good at walling especially with their typing. Howeve, Gastrodon may be better in that regard with its Hp. Both of their movepools are very similar, however, and I would say Gastrodon, with its better stats and all, wins over Quagsire, especially in double battles.
I am not putting movesets for them here, because I would rather have you figure it out for yourself, if that's alright. Hope I helped.

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Yeah, even with that mistake, Gastrodon is the better choice, unless, of course, I completely missed something that makes Quagsire invaluable.
I don't think you missed anything else. And thanks to the both of you! I'm just gonna wait for more answers, then I'll pick the best!
No problem, Sparky.
Not missing anything *cough*unaware*cough*
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Both have pretty weak stats but I would choose Gastrodon. First of all its ability storm drain which drains every water-type move and raises special attack which allows it to take down some Pokemon, or you could just use it like a water absorber. Gastrodon also has high HP and can use recover to its advantage so I would pick Gastrodon.