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Dhelmise @ Assault Vest
Type : Grass / Ghost
Ability: Steelworker
Nature : Brave ( Atk+ Spe- )
EVs : 132 Hp / 252 Atk / 124 Def
IVs : 0 Spe

  • Anchor Shot
  • Power Whip
  • Earthquake / Phantom Force
  • Rapid Spin / Gyro Ball

Dhelmise works great as a Spinblocker and Rapid Spinner. The EV spread, together with Assault Vest, allows Dhelmise to survive many hits before it can even Attack. Anchor Shot works great with Dhelmise's ability Steelworker, also traps Special Walls like Blissey. Power Whip may have a Low accuracy, but it is necessary to keep the damage output high while not running Choice Band or Life Orb. Earthquake gets more coverage and deals with some opponents like Heatran. Phantom Force is STAB. Rapid Spin is useful for removing Hazards set up by Skarmony and Ferrothorn, while Gyro Ball takes Advantage of Dhelmise's very Low Speed and Brave Nature. Besides being a Rapid Spinner and a Spinblocker, Dhelmise can also be a great physical Attacker. Making it a great suit for many teams.

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Dhelmise @ Choise Specs
Ability: Steelworker
Ev's: 252 SpA / 252 Hp / 4 SpD
Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)
Ivs: 0 Atk

Giga Drain
Shadow Ball
Flash Cannon

Explanation: Dhelmise is a great Physical Attacker but how about a Special Attacker Dhelmise? Let's put that 86 Base Special Attack to good use. Choise Specs is to give Dhelmise a boost in its Special Attack. Surf is Fire type Coverage. Giga Drain is STAB and used for Healing. Shadow Ball is STAB and it has a Chance to lower the Foe's Special Defense by 1 stage. Flash Cannon is Ice and Fairy Type coverage, has a Chance to lower the Foe's Special Defense by 1 stage and it's powered up with Steelworker.

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I see Dhelmise as a bulky sweeper having grass and ghost moves as STAB, and its ability 'steelworker' to power up the steel moves. I was thinking of something like this

Nature - Brave (+atk -spd) (Gyro ball)
Item - iron ball (Gyro Ball)
EV's - |HP - 248|Atk - 252|Sp. Def - 8|
Moves -
- Gyro ball - With Dhelmise's low speed, an iron ball and a nature hindering it's speed, gyro ball can do some serious damage, steelworker also comes in handy too, boosting the power of the attack.
- Earthquake/Brick Break - Coverage, also why can Dhelmise learn these moves? xD
- Shadow claw/Power whip - Both of these moves have STAB, you can either use Shadow claw for greater coverage, or you can use Power Whip for more powerful hits.
- Swords Dance/Protect - You can either up that already good attack that to make it better, or protect yourself from damage.

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Dhelmise@Colbur Berry
ABILITY: Steelworker
NATURE: Adamant (+Atk -SpAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 HP

Power Whip
Anchor Shot
Rapid Spin

Power Whip is the strongest Grass type move Dhelmise can get. Anchor Shot prevents switch-ins. Rapid Spin to clear entry hazards and Synthesis to heal up damage. Colbur Berry to help against Dark type Pokemon.

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[email protected] Orb
EVs:252 Attack 252 HP 4 Defense
•Poltergeist:Strong STAB, almost everything in competitive holds items
•Power Whip:Strong STAB
•Anchor Shot:Strong, very strong with ability, traps opponents
•Swords Dance:Great attack boost

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[email protected] Vest
Trait: Steelworker
Nature: Brave (+Attack, -Speed)
EVs: 252 Attack, 128 Defense, 128 Sp. Defense
Role: Physical Tank


  • Gyro Ball
  • Shadow Claw
  • Power Whip
  • Rock Slide