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All moves that would lower one of the wielder's stat stages increase that stat by the same amount, and all moves that would raise a stat stage lower it by the same amount. This also applies to moves with stat-affecting side-effects, including but not limited to:

Contrary does not alter the effects of Haze, Heart Swap, Guard Swap, or Power Swap.

Competitive Use

Spinda receives both Contrary and Superpower from the Dream World. This combination allows Spinda to boost its very poor Attack and Defense stats in one shot. Unfortunately, Spinda is so slow and still specially frail that many special attackers who resist or are immune to Superpower can switch in and KO it with a strong special attack.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Serperior Grass NU Overgrow / Contrary 75 75 95 75 95 113 528
Shuckle Bug / Rock NU Sturdy / Gluttony / Contrary 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
Snivy Grass LC Overgrow / Contrary 45 45 55 45 55 63 308
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360