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I need a Pokemon that fits this criteria:

  • Of the UU tier or lower
  • Is able to survive two or more hits from priority without giving up its offensive powers
  • Is able to survive two of more hits of Swampert's Waterfall and Earthquake attacks when Swampert has at least 128 EVs in Attack and an Attack boosting nature
  • Can learn the move Taunt
  • Has access to a reliable (at least 70 base power and not including Solarbeam) Grass type attack (preferably not HP Grass)
  • Has enough Attack/Special Attack to at least 2HKO Swampert with the previously mentioned Grass type attack when Swampert has 252 HP, 128 Def, and 128 Sp Def EVs with a nature in whichever defense will be used to defend against the Grass type attack (meaning if the attack is Leaf Blade, Swampert will have a Defense boosting nature, while if it is Energy Ball it will have an Sp. Def boosting Nature)

This Pokemon will be my replacement for Feraligatr on my team, seeing as I have found that Water types (mainly Swampert) cause me trouble.

Just gonna add in case anyone thinks it's breaking the rules, this question is specific enough to be useful and not just "what pokemon should I use?"
I was wondering about that actually. Thanks!

2 Answers

5 votes
Best answer

I would Suggest Mew.
It can learn Taunt,Seed Bomb and Energy Ball, It has natural bulk and natural offensive capabilities.
Here are some numbers to prove my point.
An Energy Ball or Seed Bomb from a Mew with just an Atk/Sp.Atk Nature with no EVs in the offensive stats to a 252 HP,128 Def,128 Def With a Def/Sp.Def nature would do 54.46% - 64.36% damage. A sure 2HKO.
A STAB Earthquake from a Swampert with 128 EVs in attack and an Attack boosting nature to Mew with no EVs in Def and no boosting nature only does 42.23% - 50.15% damage. Meaning a 3HKO.
Mew can also learn both Nasty Plot and Swords Dance and has access to recovery with Roost.
Currently,Mew is UU according to Smogon and BL according to PO.

Hmmm, the BL thing worries me a bit, I wonder if it will work. A nice choice though, and it can also run Swords Dance.
2 votes

Serperior (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Overgrow

EVs: 252 Atk / 160 Def / 96 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Coil
  • Leaf Blade
  • Taunt
  • Dragon Tail

It outspeeds Swampert, being able to immediatly set up Coil, Can use taunt to avoid any cursing, Has Leaf Blade as a hard hitting attacking move.

And last but not least, Serperior is UU or NU one without Contrary last I checked.