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I wanted to make my first semi-competitive team, and I figured Sandstorm was the best to go (Tyranitar, Excadrill, etc.) So I wanted to experiment around with Pokemon and remembered Cradily was a pretty good wall. However, I'm still kinda' new, and was wondering what would make Cradily a wall to be reckoned with?

These are my thoughts as of now:
Rock Slide (STAB, flinching, decent power)
Curse (Definitely useful on this guy, methinks)
Stockpile (Moar defense)
Swallow (And recovery)

The original plan was to fit Sleep Talk in there (so he could buff and attack while asleep), but, alas, I transferred Cradily over from HG without teaching it that. So I wanted to know what would be the second best thing. Thanks for anyone who's willing to answer!


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Making him into a mega wall would probally be better with this set.

Cradily:@ Leftovers Nature Bold
Ev's 252 DEF 252 SP DEF 4 HP

Toxic ( Everyone good wall has this )
Giga Drain ( Restore Hp while doing damage )
Stone Edge ( Coverage )
StockPile ( Using swallow makes your defense boost go away, so just use it once or twice, and your a pain in the butt to kill )

That should make a pretty beastie cradily.

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I use this for a Cradily moveset:

Cradily (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Suction Cups
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Recover
- Stockpile
- Giga Drain
- Earth Power

Usually I'll have some Nasty Plot boosts passed to him. Works great with Suction Cups (no Dragon Tail from Will is going to take these boosts away, damn Onix.)