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This is one of my favorite gen 7 Pokemon so far, and this is the set I use:

Araquanid @ Wiki Berry/Chesto Berry/Leftovers
Ability: Water Bubble
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 20 Def / 236 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Scald
- Leech Life
- Rest
- Aqua Ring/Stockpile/Double Team/Toxic

If you want an attacking version, go with this set:

Araquanid @ Choice Band/Leftovers/Shell Bell
Ability: Water Bubble
Level: 50
EVs: 132 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Def
Adamant Nature
- Liquidation
- Leech Life
- Crunch
- Poison Jab

With water bubble, liquidation becomes 255 base power after STAB, making it your best attack.

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Liquidation does 382.5 damage with type stab XD
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I like to use this set, bulky yet stupidly powerful, even more if you set rain (aka peliper with drizzle).

Araquanid @ Chesto
Ability: Water Bubble
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Leech Life
- Rest
- Liquidation
- Stockpile

Lead with this monster and stockpile into rest, if you can get more than 1 stockpile that is pretty much it for the enemy.

If this is for VGC, pair it up with something that can set up rain, liquidation will pretty much liquidate anything under the rain. (STAB+Water Bubble+Rain)

Checks/Counters in the current meta:
1. Tapu Bulu-Can tank pretty much every hit you have and hammer you to oblivion, unless you have stockpile.
2. Tapu KoKo-Thunderbolt, enough said. Take assault vest or set up a light screen.

Stuff that this thing counters that are popular right now:
The rest of the tapus.
All of the UBs.
Marowak-Alola.

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I like this set, but there's just one thing I don't understand. Why go for Sassy (-Speed) on a physically attacking set when you can go for careful (-Special Attack)?
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Araquanid @ Leftovers / Big Root
Ability: Water Bubble
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def
Adamant Nature
- Liquidation
- Leech Life
- Stockpile
- Substitute / Protect / Toxic

I haven't played competitive SM but this seems like a good set. It could be pretty strong if it can get a stockpile off. Leech Life is its only healing option other than rest. Liquidation helps against things that resist Leech Life.

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Araquanid @ Mystic Water
Ability: Water Bubble
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Rain Dance
- Liquidation
- Lunge
- Leech Life

I like to use this set a lot because after a rain dance the power of liquidation before STAB is 204 and with STAB is 306. This is not even calculating the Rain Dance boost. You also have leech life for bug stab and also recovery.
If you can also set up tailwind this can sweep the opponent's entire team.

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Araquanid @ Waterium Z
Ability: Water Bubble
Level 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 HP
Jolly Nature
- Liquidation
- Lunge
- Rain Dance
- Leechlife
The first turn you should do a Z-Raindance to make your Araquanid faster, after you can use whatever you want.
(Liquidation is your strongest move because of the Rain, STAB and the ability.)

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One of my favorites! ^-^

Araquanid @ Wacan Berry
Ability: Water Bubble
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SpA
Naughty Nature
- Liquidation
- Lunge
- Ice Beam
- Toxic

Water Bubble increases STAB for Liquidation and protects you from burns and partially from Fire Type attacks.
Lunge for STAB.
Liquidation for STAB and Rock Types.
Ice Beam for getting Flying Types.
Toxic for lowering HP on bulky Mons.
The Wacan Berry should protect it from one strong electric attack since this set doesn't have electric coverage.

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Araquaind @ Leftovers / Splash plate
EVs: 244 HP / 252 Atk / 12 Speed or Def
Adamant, Water bubble

  • Leech Life
  • Stockpile
  • Liquidation
  • Aqua ring

Leech Life is STAB healing and nice damage with 80 Power, this stacks nicely with Aqua ring and leftovers providing a 1/8 healing per turn. With Stockpile to bolster both defences to high levels after one stockpile, allowing Araquanid to tank hits and dish out a powerful STAB Liquidation: 240 Power with leftovers and 288 Power with splash plate. This Pokemon is unique with its water bubble ability weakening fire type attacks and protecting it from burn.
EVs: 14 EVs allow to outspeed other bulky Pokemon, or you can run 14 in defence to boost its defence stat slightly. 252 Attack EVs allow it to hit hard. And 244 Hit point EVs allow it to take plenty of hits. I personally like mixing and experimenting with effort value distribution. It makes the Pokemon much more unique in its spread.
Toxic is large issue with this set.
Either item is viable: for more recovery; leftovers, for more damage with liquidation; splash plate.
Enjoy.

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I run a Bashful Araquanid with 252 Def/252 SpDef/4 HP and the moveset is- Aqua Ring, Toxic, Stockpile, Double Team with a Rockey Helmet and Water Bubble as it's ability

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