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Why not make my own gimmik set? Say hello to Utili-tea!

Polteageist @ Leftovers
Ability: Cursed body
EV's: 252 HP/252 Special Defense/4 Special Attack
Calm Nature
- Will-O-Wisp
- Strength Sap
- Aromatherapy
- Hex

Works Similar to Galarian Corsola. Will-O-Wisp is to cripple physical attackers. Strength Sap cripples physical attackers and is recovery. Aromatherapy is to heal party members status conditions (and because I couldn't find any other utility moves. Hex synergies with Will-O-Wisp.

I know it's a gimmik, but that's the point. I'm a proud britishman, and as such need to support my tea boi with this set.

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Polteageist @ Focus Sash
Ability: Weak Armor
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Shell Smash
- Shadow Ball
- Stored Power
- Giga Drain

Shell Smash is your main set up move and allows you to sweep. Shadow Ball is your main STAB. Stored Power does lots of damage after getting your boosts with Shell Smash and possibly Weak Armor as well as sets up Psychic Terrain if you decide to Dynamax which gives you protection from priority moves. Giga Drain allows you to recover some of your health (and because this thing doesn't get any better options for attacks). Focus Sash is to help you set up Shell Smash more safely. The 252 in Special Attack and Speed along with Timid nature is to help get the most out of Shell Smash. Polteageist is a really good sweeper and can one shot a lot of things including most tanks but it main flaw is it struggles against Dark types due to its lack of coverage moves. If you can remove all the main threats on your opponents team (mainly any dark types) then Polteageist can usually come in and clean up the rest of their team.

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Modest.
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Polteageist @ White Herb
Ability: Cursed Body
EVs: 4 HP, 252 SpAtk, 252 Spe
Nature: Timid
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Stored Power
- Baton Pass/Giga Drain
- Shell Smash

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Polteageist @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Weak Armor
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Trick
- Shell Smash
- Shadow Ball
- Stored Power / Giga Drain

This set can outspeed things with a Choice Scarf it usually couldn't without a shell smash boost, and it can use Trick to stop stall/set up sweepers, then get a free Shell Smash or two to sweep.

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SWEEPER
Polteageist@White Herb
ABILITY: Cursed Body
NATURE: Modest
EVs: 252 SpAtk/252 Spd/4 HP

Shell Smash
Shadow Ball
Giga Drain
Stored Power

White Herb and Shell Smash is self-explanatory. Shadow Ball is STAB. Giga Drain for coverage.

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No stored power? Also dark pulse is useless as ghost and dark are good against the same types, but dark is resisted by fairy.
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[email protected] White Herb (Helps by not letting defenses lower by Shell Smash or Weak Armor)
Ability: Weak Armor
Nature: Modest (SpA+, Atk-) or Timid (Spe+, Atk-)
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 HP
-Shell Smash > Spe, Atk, SpA, rise by 2 stages each, while Def, and SpD lower by one stage each.
-Stored Power > Gains 20 power for every positive stat change, so Shell Smash gives it 120 more power.
-Shadow Ball > Powerful STAB and ghost type coverage
-Something You think is missing from this moveset
Wow, the moves all start with S.
This set also works with a Choice Scarf

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doubles support Polteageist

Polteageist @ White Herb
Ability: Cursed Body
EVs: 252 Spe/ 4 SpD/ 252 HP
Timid Nature
-Shell Smash
-Baton Pass
-Strength Sap
-Ally Switch

This set isn’t intended to dish out damage, it’s meant to be partnered with a Pokémon running Follow Me or Ally Switch to redirect attacks and let it safely get off a Shell Smash into Baton Pass. The extra bulk, Cursed Body, Ally Switch, and Strength Sap are mostly to make late-game a nightmare for worn-down opponents.

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What happens when the Follow Me Pokémon takes a Taunt to the face, leaving Polteageist complete Taunt bait?
I barely run into any taunt users because my follow me Pokémon is a psychic surge Indeedee F, which may not sound Ideal for follow-me, but actually works surprisingly well on the right team.

People generally run taunt on prankster Pokémon the most, so psychic surge Indeedee basically nullifies that issue 95% of the time.
True. Nice Taunt protection strategy.
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[email protected] rocky helmet

Best ability: weak armor

Evs: 252 def, 4 speed, 252 atk

Strength sap, great recovery and lowers the attack stat
Phantom force to bypass protect, if you want, give it a power herb
Protect
Dark pulse, coverage for other ghost types

Hope I helped

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dont give it 252 Atk and phantom force, you don't have much to work with here. Instead use Shadow Ball and replace 252 Atk with 252 SpA. Also since it has protect i'm assuming this is VGC?
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You know, I didn't really like this Pokémon when I first saw it. But I caught a Sinistea anyway, and I evolved it. Then it proceeded to stall out Melony's G-Max Lapras with this moveset. I thought it was super cool and would work great in competitive too. So here it is!

[email protected] Big Root (It helps. A lot.)/Leftovers (BULK)
Ability: Weak Armor/Cursed Body (choose whichever)
Nature: Calm (+SpDef, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpAtk, 128 Def, 128 SpDef
Strength Sap- this is OP. Especially if you are using it against a Contrary Pokémon
Will-O-Wisp- Pairs well with next move, but don't use if you are planning on using Strength Sap
Hex- Told you, STAB.
Giga Drain- The damage healed...

I love this set. I personally like Will-O-Wisp and Hex together, I use it on my Rotom-W too. But this thing is a bulky sweeper. I like Defense EVs so I can live, but swapping them out for HP is nice too. Calm is for extra bulk, as well as Leftovers. Big Root is to get a lot back from Giga Drain. Strength Sap, like I said, is OP. Maybe even in doubles with a Pokémon with Contrary as its ally... you could get more and more HP every time you use it and you can sweep with the Pokémon that's getting its attack raised (like Malamar). Hex+ Will-O-Wisp is pretty self-explanatory.

Hope you enjoy this set as much as I do!

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Hey, I've posted a set like this. Personally, I wouldn't run giga drain or weak armour, as they're better on offense. Instead have another utility move (aromatherapy for example) and cursed body.
Yeah I saw it (Utili-tea, is, well, a great pun)! I usually like to take a previously made moveset and put my own spin on it. And I really liked that set, so I tweaked it to fit the strategies I use. Also, I keep seeing Shell Smash/Shadow ball sets, which are cool, but I've always lacked a good bulky Pokémon, so I wanted to do some things differently. But like I said, your Utili-tea set was super cool.
I'm glad you like it!
It was pretty good. I couldn't not.

Also, my Sinistea I caught had Calm and it worked well so I slapped that on my answer. I actually didn’t know what nature you posted on yours LOL
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I really want to do a good job on this one. Well, here it goes...

[email protected] Spoon
Trait: Cursed Body
Nature: Modest (+Sp. Attack, - Attack)
EVs: 252 Sp. Attack, 252 HP, 4 Speed
Role: Special Sweeper

Moves:

  • Shadow Ball
  • Stored Power
  • Nasty Plot
  • Dark Pulse or Psychic
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Little Tea [email protected] Sash
Ability: Weak Armor
EVs: 252 SpA, 4/6 SpD/ 252 Spe
Modest nature(+SpA, -Atk)
Moves:
Shell Smash(duh)
Shadow Ball/Hex if running W-o-W(Ghost STAB)
Stored Power(yes)
Giga Drain/Dark Pulse/Will-o-Wisp

How to win: step 1: click Shell Smash
Step 2: click stored power
if the guy doesn't leave, repeat step 2 until he brings in a dark type that you can burn, since most dark types have high atk. Oh yeah. Incineroar. Incase he brings one out, uhh, youre screwed so sacrifice the pot.

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Polteageist
Ev's 252 spA/252 spD/4 spDe
Nature:Timid
Ability:Weak Armor
Item:White Herb

Shell Smash (raising stats,no defence drop bc of White Herb)
Shadow Ball ( Strong STAB)
Stored Power:(Good Damage bc of raised stats)
Giga Drain:(a bit of Recovery)

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