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A fun Pokémon to use alongside its little friend Pyukumuku.

Pyukumuku (Water)
•Ability: Unaware
•Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
•EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef
•Item: Leftovers / Sitrus Berry
­-Soak
­-Toxic
­-Counter
­-Recover

Pincurchin (Electric)
•Ability: Lightning Rod
•Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
•EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk
•Item: Kee Berry / Shuca Berry / Expert Belt
-­Protect
-Thunderbolt / Thunder
­-Venoshock
­-Recover / Hex / Scald / Brine

Pincurchin draws in electric attacks (which Pyukumuky is weak to) and increases its S.Atk stat.
The idea is to use Toxic > Venoschock/Counter > Recover > Venoshock/Counter > Recover > ...
In case your oppenent switches to a steel type then you can use Soak + Thunderbolt/Thunder and poison it after that.
Hex is an option for Pincurchin as well since it will double the damage when your opponent is poisoned and is also a good coverage move. Scald/Brine is another great move to pick.

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Gen 8 NU
Pincurchin @ Electric Seed
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Zing Zap
- Liquidation
- Curse
- Recover
Explanation: Upon setting up Electric Terrain, the Electric Seed gets consumed, boosting it's Defense. It can also boost its Defense even more along with the Attack stat using Curse. Zing Zag is for STAB, and Liquidation is for ground types. Recover is to help Pincurchin stay in the field longer.

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Pincurchin @ Kee Berry
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 248 HP/ 252 SpA / 8 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Spikes
- Rising Voltage
- Memento
- Surf
Spikes for entering hazard, rising voltage was doubled due to its ability—Eletric surge, memento is when your HP was low, and surf for coverage,
Everyone said it’s was very similar to pyukumuku, but not for me!

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Pincurchin @ Terrain Extender
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
IVs: 0 Atk
Bold Nature
-Rising Voltage
-Spikes
-Toxic Spikes
-Recover

This Pincurchin is supposed to set Electric Terrain for teammates like Alolan Raichu that need it. Terrain Extender prolongs Electric Terrain, and the Bold Nature boosts its Defense while lowering the unnecessary Attack stat.

Both Spikes and Toxic Spikes are used to soften up opponents so your teammates can take them down more easily. Recover helps Pincurchin stick around, which is good if Electric Terrain ever needs to be set back up after it fades. Rising Voltage is a nice Special move that's even better in Electric Terrain.

The 0 Attack IVs minimize Foul Play and Confusion damage. The EV spread helps make Pincurchin bulkier, an important factor in its longevity on the field.

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Gen 8 NU

NU terrain setter

Pincurchin @ Terrain Extender
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Rising Voltage
- Spikes
- Recover/Scald
- Memento

Pincurchin is the only electric surge user in tiers below OU, so if you wish to use Electric Terrain , you have to use Pincurchin. Pincurchin should be used on Terrain Hyper Offense teams alongside the sweepers Unburden Sceptile and LO A-Raichu. This is the core: https://pokepast.es/589dcd738b374dfa

Rising voltage is stab that's powered up by electric terrain. Spikes gives nice residual damage. Recover lets it heal, and scald hits ground types like Mudsdale. Memento lowers the opponent's stats to allow a sweeper to come in and set up safely.

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BEEG PINCURCIHN

Gen 8 Any Format

Pincurchin @ Life Orb
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Rising Voltage
- Thunderbolt
- Hydro Pump
- Memento

Rising Voltage

Combined With Electric Surge and Life Orb, this becomes a Very Powerful Move.

Thunderbolt

A powerful move, also stab, combined with electric terrain also makes this move becomes powerful.

Hydro Pump

Ground types aehahahadsjsjwudhfhaudjkha ( Gastrodon :( )

Memento

To make Pokemon that are Bulky, also hits very hard become Useless

Role: Sweeper

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For my spikey ‘mon

Trick Room Sweeper / Physical Wall

Pincurchin @ Electric Seed / Life Orb
Ability: Electric Surge/Lightening Rod
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SpD / 4 HP
Adamant / Careful Nature
- Sucker Punch
- Curse / Poison Jab
- Zing Zap
- Liquidation

Sucker Punch for that sweet priority
Curse for more Attack, Defence and Speed (in Trick Room) or Poison Jab for coverage
Zing Zap for your STAB
Liquidation for them Ground types
If your running Electric Surge then I would recommend Electric Seeds as a item as it boosts as it boosts Def and adds an immunity to Poltergiest
Lightening Rod works best with Life Orb

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What is the ability?