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So I got that shiny amoongus from mystery gift in shield, and it came with a focus sash. It’s a defensive mon, so idk if a focus sash would be all that good, and I don’t know if I should leave it be or replace the focus sash with leftovers. The moveset, EVs, and nature are the same as it came with, I didn’t change anything. What should I do?

I’d probably go with Leftovers, but that might be just me.
If you're going to use leftovers, you should go with Black Sludge instead.
I'd say Leftovers/Black Sludge as well.
I already have my black sludge on something else
What do you want to do with this Amoonguss? Do you want to battle other people, the Battle Tower, in-game trainers, or something else?
Battle tower and online battles
What format/rules do you use in online battles? Singles or doubles? What Pokemon, moves, or abilities are you not allowed to use?

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I believe that focus sash is used on amoonguss to ensure that it gets a spore off even after max airstream, one of the best moves in doubles and very common on Pokemon like dragapult, cinderace and togekiss. Black sludge is much better for singles, but in VGC (in which the event Amoonguss was actually used in a tournament) focus sash and coba berry (flying resist) are actually very common. According to Pikalytics, Coba Berry is the most common with 1/3 of people using it, and 1/4 of people are using focus sash.

The short answer is, focus sash is a good item that can be interchanged with a coba berry in VGC, but leftovers/black sludge is better in singles.

Hope I helped!

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I think instead you should use a Pokemon with trick room and teleport like Xatu, and the status moves your opponent will use will be bounced off or stealth rock and sticky web or spikes, so use trick room first, then use teleport to Amoonguss and use spore then start to set up with Amoonguss, That, my friend, is my opinion and I ever used this strategy and won a couple of times.
[email protected] Sash
Ability:Magic Bounce
Nature:Timid Nature
EV: 252 SpA/252 Spe/4 SpD
-Heat Wave
-Trick Room

Heat Wave to eliminate all Bug Types and powerful Flying Types like Corviknight and Skarmory that could really prove a threat to Amoonguss and Psychic for the STAB move. Trick Room to set up on the first turn or maybe after done eliminating or weakening any threats against Amoonguss, then Teleport to bring Amoonguss in safely. Magic Bounce to give Sticky Webbers or status Pokemon bad karma.

I don’t think you understand, but that Amoongus has a double battle moveset (rage powder, protect, clear smog, spore) and it is meant as a support. Mabye I could use it with a trick room user though
oh, i thought u meant OU, but u could also use it for double battles.
Why timid when it has trick room? Trick room and teleport both have negative priority
its okay, the only reason i gave Timid is s Xatu can sweep those cursed Bug types