Simipour

Gluttony
Consumes pinch Berries at 50% HP or less.
Torrent
Boosts power of Water-type moves by 50% when at 1/3 HP or less.
Type Tier
Water NU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
75
- 291 354 -
Atk
98
208 232 295 324
Def
63
145 162 225 247
SpA
98
208 232 295 324
SpD
63
145 162 225 247
Spe
101
214 238 301 331

Overview

In a tier filled with offensive Water-types, Simipour might not seem like the best choice for your team. However, Simipour is able to separate itself from other Water-types thanks to its great Speed, diverse offensive movepool, good Special Attack, and access to Nasty Plot. With two great abilities in Gluttony and Torrent, Simipour can utilize Substitute better than most other Water-types in the tier to help it set up and sweep entire teams. Despite all of this, Simipour is also incredibly frail and can be taken out with even neutral attacks. Additionally, while Simipour's Speed is great, without a boost of its own, nearly any Choice Scarf user can revenge kill it.

Name Item Ability Nature

Nasty Plot

Life Orb Gluttony Timid
Moveset EVs
~ Nasty Plot
~ Hydro Pump
~ Ice Beam
~ Hidden Power Grass
4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

Simipour is best played as an offensive wallbreaker and boosting attacker. With Nasty Plot, Simipour is able to break through even the bulkiest of specially defensive walls and tanks in the tier. This set also has fantastic coverage and is able to hit any relevant threat in the tier for at least neutral damage. Hydro Pump is Simipour's most powerful STAB option. Outside of this, Simipour runs Ice Beam for coverage against the Dragon- and Grass-type Pokemon that resist its STAB. Finally, Hidden Power Grass allows Simipour to hit other Water-types for solid damage.

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Name Item Ability Nature

SubSalac

Salac Berry Gluttony Timid
Moveset EVs
~ Substitute
~ Nasty Plot
~ Hydro Pump
~ Ice Beam
4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

With Substitute and a Salac Berry, Simipour is able to make great use of its ability, Gluttony, in order to help it sweep. After only two Substitutes, Simipour is brought to an HP range where it can consume its Salac Berry and hopefully clean the opposing team. Nasty Plot can be helpful in situations where Simipour can force its opponent out and procure a Special Attack boost. Hydro Pump is Simipour's main STAB move, and the extra Base Power is crucial for this set, as it does not sport solid coverage with its two offensive moves. Ice Beam finishes off the set, covering opposing Dragon- and Grass-type Pokemon that Simipour would otherwise struggle to defeat.

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Name Item Ability Nature

Choice Scarf

Choice Scarf Torrent Timid
Moveset EVs
~ Hydro Pump
~ Ice Beam
~ Hidden Power Grass
~ Focus Blast / Surf
4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

A Choice Scarf allows Simipour to serve as a very effective revenge killer, outspeeding some of the most common Choice Scarf users, such as Charizard and Primeape, and taking them out with ease. Hydro Pump is the STAB move of choice for Simipour, as a lack of boosting move or item means it needs all the power it can get. Ice Beam covers the Dragon- and Grass-types that resist its STAB, while Hidden Power Grass patches up Simipour's coverage and hits opposing Water-types. Focus Blast gives Simipour a way of denting most special walls and tanks, such as Lickilicky, Audino, and Regice, as well as hitting Jynx for solid damage. However, Surf can be used to give Simipour a more reliable STAB move to clean up with toward the end of the game.

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Other Options

Simipour's movepool is pretty extensive, but it makes the best of it in the above sets. One other option is a physical set with Substitute, Endeavor, Acrobatics, and Waterfall, as Water and Flying have good neutral coverage. The set can use Substitute until it has been brought down to a low amount of HP and take out an opposing wall to open up a sweep for a partner. Simipour can also use a mixed set with Work Up or a physical set with Hone Claws, but both are typically inferior to Nasty Plot. However, a mixed set with Acrobatics can be used to lure and defeat many specially defensive Pokemon, including Ludicolo and Roselia, to open the field for itself and other partners. With its great Speed, Simipour can utilize Rain Dance well for rain teams, and it can even take advantage of the rain itself. Other physical moves, such as Crunch, Superpower, Ice Punch, Rock Slide, and Shadow Claw, all might be appealing, but their relatively low Base Power or nasty side effects make special sets generally superior. Finally, Icy Wind and Scald can be used for their appealing secondary effects, but as a more offensive Pokemon, Simipour is better off utilizing its high Base Power attacks.

Checks and Counters

Mantine is one of the best defensive checks to Simipour, as it takes little damage from most of Simipour's attacks, thanks to its high Special Defense and good typing. However, it should be wary of the rare Hidden Power Electric. Ludicolo is another solid check, thanks to its great defensive typing, and it can set up Rain Dance against Simipour and take it out with Giga Drain. Specially defensive Ludicolo also walls every set. Roselia can take an Ice Beam and either retaliate with a super effective Giga Drain or set up Spikes against Simipour. Other special walls and tanks, such as Lickilicky, Munchlax, Audino, and Regice, all handle each of Simipour's sets fairly easily thanks to their great special bulk. Jynx is a great offensive check to Simipour, as it is immune to Simipour's STAB and takes little damage from most of its coverage moves. Common Choice Scarf users, including Primeape, Rotom-A, and Tauros, can all revenge kill Simipour easily if it is not behind a Substitute. In general, faster Grass- and Electric-types, such as Electrode and Serperior, have few problems taking Simipour out, but they can both take massive damage from Choice Scarf variants. Finally, priority users, including Gurdurr, Skuntank, and Kangaskhan, can all take out Simipour easily, but Sucker Punch users need to watch out for Substitute.