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I am about to EV train my Pyukumuku, and was wondering which spread would make it bulkier:

  • 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 Sp Def

OR

  • 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 Sp Def

Also, when EV training a Pokémon to be bulky, is there a general rule of thumb regarding HP, Def and Sp Def investment? What I mean is in what instances would you invest more in HP over Def or Sp Def and vice versa?

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The general rule of thumb is always HP before defense investment, with the exception being a massive HP stat (Snorlax, Chansey, ect). For Pyukumuku, I would recommend 252 HP / 252 Def. Smogon recommends 28 SpD (taken out of defense), which lets it survive two Energy Balls from Modest Manaphy apparently, so you can give that a shot if you want.

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Thank you for your answer, that helps a lot!