So I'm practicing using my Delphox in competitive play. I'm using this Smogon strategy:
-Fire Blast (STAB)
-Grass Knot (Good coverage)
-Calm Mind (Stat booster)
But it hasn't been doing so great defensively. I should probably just use Calm Mind as soon as I can at the start of battle, but I also think that maybe I should replace Grass Knot with Substitute for protection.
I haven't found many situations where I needed to use Grass Knot, but it's still a good move and I don't want to get rid of it. But Substitute?
What do you guys think?