Bidoof

Simple
Doubles all status boosts and drops.
Unaware
Ignores stat boosts and debuffs on other Pokemon other than Speed.
Moody
A random stat is lowered by 1 stage and another is boosted by 2 stages every turn.
Type Tier
Normal LC
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
59
- 22 25 -
Atk
45
9 11 14 15
Def
40
9 10 13 14
SpA
35
9 10 13 14
SpD
40
9 10 13 14
Spe
31
8 9 12 13
  • Little Cup

Overview

When one thinks of Bidoof, the first thoughts that come to mind are generally "HM Slave" and "Derp." Surprisingly, Bidoof is able to move beyond those sentiments and be useful in Little Cup. Its only niche lies in its ability, Simple, which doubles stat boosts or drops. With this ability, Bidoof is able to use Curse, Work Up, and even Charge Beam to boost quickly. However, it's not all good news. Bidoof is unfortunately cursed with a Normal typing in a tier where every team has a Fighting-type. Likewise, its low defenses give it difficulty setting up. Nonetheless, Bidoof can prove to be a very valuable member of your team, provided you give it the proper support.

Name Item Ability Nature

Curse

Eviolite Simple Adamant
Moveset EVs
~ Curse
~ Return
~ Aqua Tail
~ Quick Attack
204 HP / 236 Atk / 36 Def

The purpose of this set is to take advantage of Simple to receive +2 Attack and Defense from a single Curse. Return is the main STAB move on the set. Aqua Tail is used for coverage, only missing out on Frillish, Lileep, and Ferroseed. Unfortunately, due to Simple, Curse reduces Bidoof's Speed by two stages. Bidoof has access to STAB Quick Attack, though, mitigating the Speed drops somewhat.

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Other Options

Because Bidoof's movepool is as large as its teeth, it has many other options available. Charge Beam gives Bidoof a 70% chance of obtaining a +2 boost to Special Attack, making its Special Attack stat somewhat viable. Likewise, it can use its other ability, Unaware, to ignore stat boosters. Unfortunately, as the most common stat booster is Scraggy, Unaware isn't a very useful ability on Bidoof. Its other moves also allow it to threaten specific Pokemon. Superpower hits Scraggy hard, and Shadow Ball hits Gastly and Frillish for super effective damage. Hidden Power Fire can be used for Ferroseed. Unfortunately, the lack of Water / Normal coverage when using any of these moves hurts. Likewise, Bidoof has an excellent support movepool. With access to Yawn and Thunder Wave, it can support the team by inflicting status on opponents. Bidoof also has the ability to lay Stealth Rock. As amusing as that is, it's generally an option best left for another teammate. Bidoof also has access to Work Up, meaning a mixed set is viable as Simple means it grants +2 in both Attack and Special Attack. Unfortunately, a sweep is difficult to pull off due to Bidoof's low Speed and unboosted defenses.

Checks and Counters

Unfortunately for Bidoof, there are many Pokemon that fare well against it. Frillish, Ferroseed, and Lileep resist or are immune to Water- and Normal-type attacks, letting them handle Bidoof's entire set. Likewise, Fighting-type Pokemon give Bidoof a hard time, as their attacks will do a lot of damage, even after a Curse. Bulky Pokemon such as Slowpoke give Bidoof without Charge Beam problems, as their sheer physical bulk lets them tank hits all day. Special attackers that are immune to or resist Quick Attack scare Bidoof away as they can kill it before it can kill them.