Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP/4 Atk/252 Sp. Def
- Double Team
- Gyro Ball
Stockpile makes Guzzlord more bulky than it already is, Subsitute allows Guzzlord to set up safely, Double Team boosts Guzzlord’s evasion, stalling out your opponent even more. The final slot is reserved for Gyro Ball. Combined with a relaxed nature and low base speed, Gyro Ball hits very hard.
The EVs given are to maximize Guzzlord’s bulk. Leftovers gives Guzzlord steady recovery. Beast Boost is Guzzlord’s only ability, and can be useful after a KO, making Guzzlord a not only bulky, but strong sweeper. Finally, a relaxed nature allows Guzzlord to have some physical bulk without any EV investment. Not only that, a relaxed nature also raises the power of Gyro Ball.
Xerneas: Can OHKO Guzzlord with Moonblast, but does not enjoy switching into a Gyro Ball.
Unaware Pokemon: Can break through Stockpile.
Fairy types: With Guzzlord’s quad weakness to fairy, Guzzlord has a good chance to be OHKOed by almost any strong fairy move. However, like I said with Xerneas, doesen’t like switching into a Gyro Ball.
Let me know if I missed anything.
This set is sure to annoy your opponent!