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I was modifying my national dex team and noticed that it has no Pokemon that set up entry hazards since I made this team when I was new to showdown. I'm just asking which one will last the longest or has the best entry hazard moves? (moves like taunt, toxic, will-o-wisp and thunder wave count too).


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Forretress gets Spikes, Stealth Rock, and Sticky Web. You could use a Focus Sash to ensure it gets at least one of those off. As it has just one weakness, it has fairly solid survivability.

Ferrothorn gets Spikes, Stealth Rock, and Leech Seed, plus a powerful Gyro Ball so you aren't Taunt bait. It generally lasts a while, but keep it away from Fire types.

Shuckle gets Stealth Rock and Infestation, which is quite annoying for an opponent. If you use Shell Smash + Contrary, Shuckle can last an absurdly long time, and it would be quite tricky to take it out.

Toxapex only gets Toxic Spikes, but it has incredible defenses and reliable recovery. As a hazard setter, it's probably the worst of the four, but it's still very good for other purposes (i.e. poisoning and stalling).

Overall, I would say any of the four work well. I would go for Shuckle, but you can use any of them.

Hope I helped!

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In my opinion, Ferrothorn is the most annoying staller. It has a variety of entry hazards and utility moves. It also only has 2 weaknesses, those being Fighting and a 4x weakness to Fire. It's also in Gen 8 OU, unlike Shuckle and Forretress.

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
Nature: Relaxed/Impish
EVs: 252 HP and Def, 4 At
-Stealth Rock
-Thunder Wave/Leech Seed
-Gyro Ball/Iron Head

Use Relaxed nature if you're going with Gyro Ball. Gyro Ball is really powerful, but it has low PP. Thunder Wave is useful for spreading Paralysis, but Leech Seed is good too.

For Toxic Spikes, use Toxapex.

Toxapex @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
Nature: Calm
EVs: 252 HP, 128 Def and SpD
-Toxic Spikes

Also, here's a link for Gen 8 OU hazard setters: (so basically viable ones)
And Gen 8 OU walls: (again basically viable ones, I know it's in NatDex)

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