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Whimsicott really caught my attention recently. In the past generation, I remember having been an avid user of Prankster SubSeed in OU and Ubers; Whimsicott worked wonder back then, despite her typing. But Generation 6 brought her new toys I didn't see until right now.
Whimsy Cotton Ball is now part of the Fairy-type, which gives her many advantages like STAB on Moonblast, more switch-in opportunities on Dragon-type choice locked Pokemon, newfound resistance to Dark- and Fighting-type attacks as well as neutrality against Bug-type attacks. To top it off, it has access to Infiltrator so screw Substitutes, although Prankster shouldn't be unviable to Encore trap any Pokemon / Tailwind to support the team.
However, all isn't shiny for Whimsicott, for her new typing didn't add much offensive synergy with Grass-/Fairy-types both walled by a simple Fire- or Poison-type Pokemon. Moreover, unlike Serperior for example, she has low special attack base of 77 which she can't boost except with a Life Orb so the damage output remains meager.
As an avaricious user of SubSeed on Whimsicott, I ask: Does Attacking Whimsicott work well?
If the answer is yes, then do provide these information please:

  • Decent Partners that share great Synergy offensively
  • A good defensive core to back up whimsy cotton ball
  • Good Stealth Rock users that share Synergy defensively
  • Wallbreakers that pair up well with Whimsicott

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To answer your question, no, Whmsicott does not make a goos attacker. As you said it hasn't got the best typing or stats. The only thing it has going for it is Speed. And as for its movepool, well, please excuse me while I go laugh my head off.

Okay, done. Here's the coverage that Whimsicott gets:

  • Hurricane
  • Giga Drain
  • Energy Ball
  • Moonblast
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Shadow Ball
  • Psychic
  • Hidden Power

That's it. That's all of Whimsicott's viable attacking moves. It doesn't get any boosting moves, either. Also, you say that it has Infiltrator to bypass Substitute; well, most Substitute users are fairly bulky, and a base 77 Sp. Attack stat is doing pretty much moot to, well, everything. Whimsicott has one role and one role only: Prankster Tailwind/Encore support, with a bit of Leech Seed thrown in. Sorry to burst your bubble, but attacking Whimsicott is pretty much a no.

If you did want to use said attacking Whimsicott, I would suggest a hybrid of attacker and support.

Sir Puffington (Whimsicott)@ Life Orb
Ability: Prankster/Infiltrator
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Modest Nature
- Moonblast
- Giga Drain
- Leech Seed
- Protect/Tailwind

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