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Ok so this is in black 2. I have an azumarill and its my hm slave for strength, waterfall, surf, and dive. Is there a better comp. Pokemon that can learn these hms? I only throw it out to revive one of my other, more battle competent, mons, so it has to be tanky.

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What do you mean by 'a better comp Pokemon'?
@Fizz he wants something that can surivive loads of hits, and knows all those moves
Azumarill seems like the best candidate for that position. It's insane bulk and great defensive typing allow it to take any attack at least once
There are many Pokemon in BW2 that can learn strength, surf, waterfall, and dive. Some of them might be obtainable earlier than Azumarill and therefore be better. https://pokemondb.net/black-white-2/hms
I thought hm slaves are these weak puppets that rot in your party using hms?
Some Pokemon are better at rotting than others.

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No, Azumarill is not the best HM slave since you can catch Eevee early in the game, after the third gym in Castelia Sewers, and evolve it into Vaporeon. Vaporeon is much bulkier than Azumarill as it has more HP, and a better special defense. On the other hand, Psyduck also can be caught in the same place as Azurill, however it's not as bulky. Vaporeon is also bulkier than Golduck as it's defenses and HP stats are superior. A water stone for Eevee can be found in Route 19, but it will require surf, which your Azumarill already knows.

Golduck's Pokedex- https://pokemondb.net/pokedex/golduck
Azumarill's Pokedex- https://pokemondb.net/pokedex/azumarill
Eevee's Pokedex- https://pokemondb.net/pokedex/eevee
Vaporeon's Pokedex- https://pokemondb.net/pokedex/vaporeon
sumwun's link- https://pokemondb.net/black-white-2/hms
And experience from using a HM slave in BW2

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I think good HM slaves shouldn't require another surf user to learn surf. If you have to take the time to get an Eevee, a Marill, and a water stone, then it's probably easier to get only the Marill and just not have such good stats.
he did ask for a bulkier mon though. He'll replace his Azumarill with Vaporeon once he gets it.