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If you have a good moveset for Shiinotic, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Remember, this is for competitive movesets, not in-game. Ability, EVs etc should be included, and we encourage sets for VGC doubles as well as singles. Make sure to read all the guidelines here.

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Shiinotic @ Leftovers
Ability: Rain Dish/Effect Spore
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
IV: 0 Atk
- Strength Sap
- Spore
- Leech Seed
- Moonblast / Giga Drain

With 6 resistances and an immunity to Dragon, Shiinotic would have been a decent wall, except for its rather underwhelming bulk. However, it still has a solid niche due to having access to Spore and Strength Sap. Strength Sap is a recovery move that heals the user's HP by an amount equal to the opponent's Attack stat, and it also lowers it by one stage. Mega Gyarados can only rely on Ice Fang to hit this thing, but Shiinotic will be able to easily heal off the damage due to Gyarados' high Attack while crippling it at the same time. Spore is a 100% accuracy move that induces sleep, and Leech Seed gives recovery outside of Strength Sap and Leftovers. Moonblast is for STAB to hit Grass types that come in to block Leech Seed and Spore.

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Shiinotic: Held Item. Big Root
Ability: Effect Spore
EVs: 170 Special Attack, 170 Special Defence, 170 Defence
Nature: Modest (for special attack boost) Or Timid (Gives you a boost in Speed and lowers Physical Attack)

Moveset:

Spore.

A good move all round as it puts the enemy to sleep and has 100% accuracy.

Dream Eater.

Deals with Shiinotic's 4x weakness to Poison types and has good base power, complimenting Shiinotic's high Special Attack. Plus! The HP recovery is boosted by Big Root.

Giga Drain.

STAB boosted, HP recovery boosted by Big Root.

Hidden Power Rock.

Hits Reasonably hard with Shiinotic's base Special Attack. And it deals with all but 1 (Steel Type) of Shiinotic's remaining weaknesses

This is a more offensive set I created, it works rather well every time I've used it and can deal with pretty much everything thrown at it

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Trick Room Supported Shiinotic
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Effect Spore
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Spa / 4 Def
Quiet Nature (+Spa, -Spd)
IV: 0 Spd
- Giga Drain
- Leech Seed
- Sludge Bomb
- Moonblast

Giga drain for recovery and offence plus STAB. Leech seed for Pokemon proving harder to wear down as well as a form of recovery. Sludge bomb for coverage. Moonlight for STAB. Effect spore for a possible nasty burden for physical attackers.

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