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What ability for Swanna?

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I just got a Timid Swanna (with the perfect nature), but it has Big Pecks (Just so you know, I cant get Hydration). Should I keep Big Pecks, or go for Keen Eye?

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is this for in game or comp?
competitive, but in white 2 so i cant get hydration.

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Big Pecks

Well Hydration is typically the most useful ability for Swanna. However, since you can not get Hydration I would stick with Big Pecks. Big Pecks is at least mildly useful whereas Keen Eye is almost completely pointless.

Here is a Big Pecks Swanna set that saw mild usage back in the days of BW VGC. Probably not very viable any more but likely the most useful set you will find for a Big Pecks Swanna.

Swanna @ Focus Sash/Lum Berry
Ability: Big Pecks
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Tailwind
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Air Slash

Focus Sash ensures you are able to set up Tailwind for support for the whole team. The rest is pretty self-explanatory.

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Thanks! Now I don't even have to give up on this timid swanna!
Mudkip, I don't think you know what Big Pecks does. :P
In battle

Big Pecks prevents the Defense stat from being reduced (except self-inflicted reductions). However, the stat can be changed by Guard Swap, Heart Swap, or Guard Split.

This Ability can be ignored with Mold Breaker, Teravolt, and Turboblaze.

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Big_Pecks_%28Ability%29
Lmao. Some how I confused Big Pecks with Gale Wings ;-;