I received a French Totem Gumshoos in a Wonder Trade on my Pokémon Sun. It's really cool that you are able to have a Totem Pokémon in Sun and Moon, so I decided to try and make a somewhat competitive moveset for him. He's Hardy nature with perfect HP, Sp. Atk, and Sp. Def, so I thought to make it a special set. Here's what I got so far:
Gumshoos @ Bright Powder
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 Sp. Def
• Mud Slap
• Sleep Talk/Hidden Power (Ice)
This moveset is an evasion one, with Bright Powder and Mud Slap making it hard to hit Argouste. Rest would be used to heal him if he were to ever be hit and would combo weel with a move I'm considering. Finally, Round is STAB and Adaptability boosted. I'm torn on the last move, though. Should I run Sleep Talk or Hidden Power Ice? Sleep Talk could continue Mud Slap's accuracy-lowering havoc or chip in some damage with Round, but also has the fatal chance to call for Rest. Hidden Power Ice, though, provides good coverage and damage, hitting Pokémon that before would have taken no damage. Even so, that leaves Argouste as a sitting duck for two turns until he wakes up from Rest. In that time, he most likely won't be hit because of the evasion boosting, but the opposing Pokémon could set up against him. Which one do you think would be better?