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Okay! I'm currently EV-training my Lilligant's SpA to use her in the PWT, Battle Subway as well as probably the Battle Institute. I wonder, what item should she use? I have both Leftovers and Big Root in my bag. Here's her planned set (and planned EVs):

Lilligant
Petulia (Lilligant) (F) @ Leftovers / Big Root
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Ability: Own Tempo
Timid Nature
- Leech Seed
- Quiver Dance
- Petal Dance
- Sleep Powder

Mhm, the classic LeechSleep combo. Sleep Powder allows it to set up a few Quiver Dances before finally sweeping with Petal Dance. Timid is a godly nature for sweeper Lilligant outside of modest (yes this is the traded one because I'm playing in Black 2). I feel like giving it Big Root for more recovery with Leech Seed but I think Leftovers is a nice item too...right?

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what does bigroot do? is bigroot is the revive thing?
i think it's the thing that increases the recovery of hp or something along that line

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I personally think a Life Orb would be best here. Leech Seed nullifies the Life Orb recoil and Sleep Powder makes sure the opponent doesn't get a hit off On you. With a Life Orb, one Lilligant gets going, it's nearly impossible to stop with even further boosted damage output. While Leftovers increases your longevity, I believe that this set is designed to sweep, which is why I went a chose a Life Orb. This is also recommended by Smogon. If you wanted to chose one item of the 2 you said, I think Leftovers would be better.

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The thing is, Life Orb costs 24BP to obtain meanwhile I only have 1BP...

But thanks for the suggestion!
You can just grind Battles in the Subway until you get to 24 if you want.  Honestly, any of the 3 options we gave you would work btw.
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Contrary to the other answer, I suggest Lum Berry with Petal Dance. As you said that Life Orb requires 24 BP and you only have 1 BP, personally in this case Lum Berry is much easier to obtain compared to Life Orb.

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You don't need more than one Lum Berry. After consuming them once in battle, you would get them back after the match finishes. Lum Berry + Petal Dance / Outrage is a pretty neat combo, it avoids you getting hurt by confusion. It's also nice as it also avoids any form of status.

If you manage to get Life Orb, then it wouldn't be really a good combo, as only one attacking move + Life Orb is really weird. I would prefer a Hidden Power move over it, assuming you manage to get HP Fire or Rock (you can check them) or for what it's worth, Giga Drain over Petal Dance with Life Orb.

Lilligant @ Life Orb / Lum Berry
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Quiver Dance
- Sleep Powder
- Giga Drain / Petal Dance
- Hidden Power Rock / Leech Seed

This is what Smogon recommends. Leech Seed and Petal Dance along with Lum Berry, or preferably Giga Drain + another attack with Life Orb.

Hope this helps!

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Btw, my Lilligant is Own Tempo, not Chlorophyll.

And I think I'll use Leftovers. But thanks for the suggestion! I might get around to think about it later.
Oops my bad, and alright.