- Heals status effects in rain.
- The wielder's item cannot be removed. Increases chance of encountering Pokemon while fishing.
- Speed increases when an item is used or lost.
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Fast and frail, Accelgor tries to make the most of the short time it has. While Accelgor's offensive movepool isn't the best in its class, moves such as Final Gambit, Encore, and Acid Spray let it become extremely dangerous if underestimated. If you're looking for a Pokemon with some quick and dirty ways of harassing the opponent, Accelgor is the Pokemon for you.
Final Gambit provides Accelgor with a niche role on a team by outrunning and going kamikaze on bulky targets. This allows a team to have a quick answer to Pokemon such as Ferrothorn or Garchomp. Bug Buzz allows Accelgor to attack without sacrificing itself; with a Bug Gem boost, it OHKOes Latios and deals sizable amounts of damage to many other Pokemon. Encore allows Accelgor to disrupt the opponents. Because Accelgor is faster than many of the Pokemon in the metagame, it can make the opponent think twice about using Protect. Alternatively, Acid Spray can be used; it allows Accelgor to support special attackers by halving the opponent's Special Defense and breaking Focus Sashes. Lastly, Protect allows Accelgor to defend itself from the opponent's attacks and scout for priority attacks.
Team Options & Additional Comments >>>
As mentioned earlier, Hydration can be used. However, there are two issues: rain needs to be active, and it's only useful if Accelgor is afflicted with a status effect. Feint can be useful to provide a different way for Accelgor to punish those who Protect often, but it is illegal with Encore. Accelgor has a few other special attacks, such as Focus Blast, Giga Drain, and Hidden Power, making a special attacker set viable. If you plan to do this, it is suggested that Accelgor run a Modest nature with an EV spread of 20 HP / 252 SpA / 236 Spe and hold either a Life Orb or Focus Sash. Lastly, due to its high Speed, Accelgor can use Rain Dance to set up for a rain team.
Checks and Counters
Due to Final Gambit and Encore, Accelgor is a Pokemon that should be handled with caution. Ghost-type Pokemon such as Chandelure and Jellicent are unaffected by Final Gambit; they can either hit Accelgor back hard or set up Trick Room, both of which will put Accelgor in a tight spot. Pokemon with priority moves, such as Metagross and Scizor, can remove the danger of Final Gambit by striking Accelgor first. Lastly, users of Choice Scarf, such as Garchomp, Rotom-A, and Terrakion, can surprise Accelgor by outrunning the bug and crippling it.