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I got it in a Random Battle once and realised that it had rather respectable bulk.
I was thinking of giving it an Assault Vest and investing fully in Defence but its attacking movepool just doesn't cut it.
Could I have some advice for using Stunfisk (or any other useless Pokémon for that matter) in competitive battling. Trolling is my favourite ;)
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I really love that stunkfish face GIF XD
Stunfisk makes the best expressions :')
Any Poke can be viable as long as you use it correctly(Shows the PU team that nearly made #1 on the Uber Ladder as an example)

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Stunfisk is actually barely viable on an OU Sand Team. It is able to eliminate other common weather setters (namely Politoed and Ninetales.) AV does give it a bit of bulk, making Politoed's rain-boosted Scald and Ninetales' one-turn Solar Beam a 3HKO. Also: 252+ Atk Life Orb Tyranitar Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Stunfisk: 257-304 (60.9 - 72%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Here's the recommended Sand Support / Wall Set
Stunfisk @ Assault Vest
Ability: Sand Veil
Bold Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
-Muddy Water
-Earth Power
-Thunder / Thunderbolt
-Hidden Power Fire

Annd, a lead.
Stunfisk @ Leftovers
Ability: Static
Calm Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 SpA
-Stealth Rock
-Earth Power

Not the best lead against Gligar / Gliscor.

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So would it need the sand soppourt or nay?
It would be nice, but it's not necessary.
Cool thanks, very helpful answer :)
3 votes

Before I begin, I would ike to say that Stunfisk has pretty much no use that another Pokémon can't do better. Landorus-I and Thundurus-T are both vastly superior Special attackers, while Milotic does better bulky speed control and Raikou has more bulk. But since you said you like to troll around…

You want troll? I'll give you troll m8.

You want to Assault Vest troll some n00bs? Then get rekt ready for Assault Vest Trollfisk.

360noscope (Stunfisk)@ Assault Vest
Ability: Static
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Earth Power
- Discharge
- Spite Scald
- Fissure

Here's the ultimate test of you Pokémon skillz, competitive Stunfisk. Assault Vest lets you tank hits4dayz. Static is the ultimate troll ability. Imagine a Mega Metagross giving your team trouble. You switch Stunfisk into Iron Head and boom! Get rekt by paralysis m8. The EVs and nature buff Stunfisk's lower defence, while AV boosts his respectabe Sp. Defence. Earth Power is Ground STAB, with that tiny chance to lower Sp. Defence and let you get one last quickscope in. Discharge essentially doubles your chance to paralyze Physical attackers.

Now we get to the good stuff. Scald is that cheap move that has a 30% chance to Burn. If you put together all of Stunfisk's abilities to inflict status, you get 90% (30% Discharge, 30% Static and 30% Scald). That's what I like to call


Finally, for the grand finale, we have ragequit Fissure. Open scenario:

>It's team deathmatch. Your team is down five members and so is theirs. It's winner-takes-all. You're at 5% HP and they're full. He's Paralyzed, so you'll move first. Despite that, you know you'll never KO him. And he knows it too. He selects his weapon of choice, dropping down for the kill and the win.

>Imagine the shock on his face when you noscope that scrub with Fissure.

Yep, that's about it for Stunfisk. He has a very small, amusing role to play competitively and makes a good troll, but other than that he's pretty trashy.

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Sorry 'bout Fissure, but I live in VGC. No OHKO Clauses for me :D
Ah that's not the reason anyway, with my luck I'd just waste the PP and it wouldn't hit once
I read a report where a person won a tournament with Sheer Cold Lapras, hit 4 times in a row.
And my Slurpuff can't even hit with 90 accuracy Play Rough..
SAME! I don't understand how a Galvantula with Charge Beam can miss three times in a row against some guy who was gonna get rekt anyway. Back when Mega-Mawile was OU, I let that idiot get 3 SD's up because my Charge Beam missed 3x. It's like Smogon secretly modded it to miss more often.

(Lawl that 360noscope tho)
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Although there are Pokemon that do very similar things to Stunfish, but more effectively Stunfish can offer some good Defensive Support

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Stunfisk @ Leftovers
Ability: Static
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Discharge
- Earth Power
- Toxic

This is a nice set that Stunfish can play quite nicely,it sets up some Harzard Entries and quickly cripple other Pokemon with Toxic. To prevent getting Shut Down by Taunt Discharge and Earth Power are some strong solid Moves thats also topped with STAB.

Stunfish can also dish some considerbale amount of damage with some Choice Specs.

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Stunfish @Choice Specs
EVs: 252 SpA/ 252 Spe/ 4 Hp
Timid/Modest Nature
-Sludge Bomb
-Earth Power

Some other Trollish Pokemon
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This answer was a very close second +1
Minimize&stored power Clefable is satan.
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Yes, Stunfisk is actually very good in all electric meta games, being the only electric type with STAB earth Power / EQ. This is why it is picking up popularity in thee recent Pikachu Cup :D

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AHEM, no.

While having good bulk, Stunny will never know speed. He COULD take advantage of E-Quake but he also won't ever know Attack. So many others outclass his Defs. and Speed. Good HP & Defs. is nothing to brag about if you don't have recovery moves. His weakness to Ground and bad Def. asks for an E-Quake. I feel I've made my point. Don't use em'.

No, I was talking about how living an EQ from LO Tar was revelent if it isn't even STAB.
It can take a 252+ Attack Standard Groudon Precipice Blades.
^ I am impressed
Holy god that's insane
252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Stunfisk: 386-456 (91.4 - 108%) -- 50% chance to OHKO
He's got a CHANCE to take it.