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Golisopod @ Life Orb
Type : Water / Bug
Ability : Emergency Exit
Nature : Adamant ( Atk+ Spa- )
EVs : 116 Hp / 252 Atk / 44 Def / 96 SpD

  • First Impression
  • Aqua Jet
  • Sucker Punch
  • Liquidation / Leech Life

You've got to make use of one's ability in order to use him perfectly. Since it gets wear down by hazards, Life Orb Recoil, damaging moves, it will reach half Hp, so you got to use Priority moves in the first turn. If you don't reach half Hp, then use Liquidation or Leech Life. The EV spread allows him to withstand hits. You got to beware of Psychic Terrain since it protects grounded Pokemon from priority moves. Leech Life is more recommended to heal up the life orb.

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I think the correct EV spread you wanted was 116 HP/252 Atk/44 Def/96 Sp.Def. The way you have it now, you have an extra 2 EVs in Def.   :V
Pretty perfect.
2 votes

Golisopod @ Assault Vest
Ability: Emergency Exit
Evs: 252 Atk / 252 Hp / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)

Leech Life
Razor Shell
Sucker Punch
First Impression

Explanation: Assult Vest is the Best item for Golisopod so it can have some extra Special Defense bulk. Leech Life is STAB and used for Healing. I choose Razor Shell over Liquidation because Razor Shell has a 50% Chance to lower the foe's Defense by One Stage and it's STAB. Sucker Punch is Priority. First Impression is STAB and Priority but you can only use it on the First turn of Battle (Just like Fake Out).

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Umm... Liquidation is MUCH better than razor shell, sure its effect chance is lower, but it is much more powerful (Must I say the highest base power of all physical water type moves) and much more reliable with 100% accuracy. Razor shell with most likely fail when you need it most as Murphy's law states. The only other thing that I would change is first impression to poison jab but that's a preference thing. Otherwise, great set!
What benefit would poison jab do you? You don't need one move just to cover fairies.
As I said in my comment it's a preference, there is no real reason for it logically, it's just that I think poison jab would be more useful due to poisoning and that first impression only works once, but if you want to use it be my guest! Also, I see that some people think that first impression resets after you switch out, but I'm pretty sure it's like fake out.
Fire Impression is like Fake Out. Both of them reset once they switch out and back in. You can use them multiple times.
Oh never knew that, thanks! That's really sad that I'm just finding this out now since I've been playing since Emerald. :P
1 vote

Golisopod artwork

Golisopod... I loved this Pokemon just as soon as my boy Guzma chuked it at me. This Pokemon is a solid defender and can deal out lots of damage with First Impresion.

Golisopod @ Assault Vest
Ability: Emergency Exit
Ev's: 252 Atk/ 128 Sp.Def/ 128 Def
Nature: Adamant

-First Impresion (Amazing with Ability)
-Sucker Punch (Priority)
-Liquidation/Razor Shell (STAB)
-Aqua Jet/ Swords Dance/ Leach Life

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Fixed artwork that did not load properly.
Thanks Fizz
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Golisopod @ Mystic Water/Sitrus Berry
EVs, Max attack, Max HP/Def
-First Impressions
-Aqua Jet
-Sucker Punch

Spikes are a common free setup because opponents will switch out expecting a first impression.
All other moves are priority so Golispod's speed doesn't hold it back.

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Golisopod @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Emergency Exit
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Aqua Jet
- First Impression
- Sucker Punch

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Golisopod (M)
Ability: Emergency Exit
Nature: Adamant (+Att, -SpA)
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- First Impression
- Liquidation
- Leech Life
- Sucker Punch

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take a look:

[email protected] card xD
Trait: Emergency Exit
4 hp, 252 atk, 252 def

Impish Nature

First Impression (lol wynaut)
X scissor (you'll need another bug type move, go with this)
Liquidation (the flinching from waterfall is nothing with this ability. go with liquidation)
Drill run (covers 2 from 3 weakness)

Hope I Helped!

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[email protected] Vest.
Adamant Nature
Attack & Sp.Def Invested.
Ability:Emergency Exit.

Leech Life (Healing).
Razor Shell (Def Drop).
Sucker Punch.

This is my Golisopod.
I'm Newish when it comes to Iv's Ev's Natures ETC.

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Golisopod @ assault vest/life orb
Type : water/bug
Ability : emergency exit
Nature : adamant
EVs : 252Atk/192Sp.Def/64Hp

First impression 
Aqua jet/liquidation 
Leech life
Iron defense/Sucker punch

It all depends on how you want to make of the ability, either you want to deal as much damage as you can before you switch out, or if want to stay above that 50% hp for as long as you can, if you want to quickly sweep and switch out, go with the aqua jet and sucker punch set(with life orb,OBVIOUSLY)why aqua jet over liquidation? Because of priority,
Ike, if this thing went up against a mega-blaziken with brave bird, would you like to move first or last? Your choice completely, but most like you are going to get fainted by that godly speed and super effective damage, even if aqua jet does not have enough power to faint it, it will at least make it so that the next Pokémon will have an easy kill. The rest is pretty simple so I am not going to explain. If you want to go with a bulky set, leech life will keep you alive. Assault vest and iron defense with it’s already superior defensive stats make it technically invincible, the only downside it that you can only sweep with liquidation(and First impression for the first turn. Hope I helped?

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Ability:Emergency Exit
Nature:Adamant(+Att -Sp.Att)
Moveset:First Impression/Liquidation/Poison Jab/Leech Life

This moveset is really random.So a good strategy is to have 5 tanky Pokemon with high defenses, sword dance with them and tank a lot of hits, then baton pass to golisopod. With max attack,it will hurt the foe a lot.

Another strategy is to let the foe hurt your golisopod to half health, emergency exit, a tank come out, tank the attack, switch to golisopod again, first impression, emergency exit, a tank come out........

That will sweep through you enemy's team

You need EVs and an Item.
Umm... Pretty sure that first impression only works once like fake-out, and doesn't reset.

Edit: Nevermind, I'm wrong!
They do reset once switching out and then back in. Fake Out does the same.

You have me doubting myself now. I'll go check just to make sure.

Yeah just made sure, it resets like Fake Out. You can use it every time you switch in. Just wanted to be certain, I forget these things often these days.
I feel you, I get that same feeling when I start to doubt if I'm right. Such is the life of a perfectionist.
Though one thing I know I'm right on is that gosliopod's ability is a one time thing because it is unaffected by HP restoration.
–4 votes

Golisopod moveset sweeper.
Max out the defense EVs. Go for the brave or bold nature. brave for attack or bold for defense. now try to work on the hp EVs. IV recommended... [6 speed...]
Recommended item of choice... Oran or Sitrus. I prefer sitrus.
swords dance (Make the attack MAX)
sucker punch (attack first)
first impression (you gotta make an impression into your foe's skull.)
Liquidation or leech life. (liquidation for the raw power/ Leech life for restoration. your choice)

Why Bold? Bold Nature would mean its Atk stat is lowered by 10% and Def Raised by 10%. Try Impish. (+Def/-SpA)
Oran Berry is really bad.
What are thoooose
This is sad...