Kricketot

Shed Skin
1/3 chance to heal status every turn.
Run Away
Increases chances of successfully escaping a random battle.
Type Tier
Bug LC
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
37
- 20 23 -
Atk
25
8 9 12 13
Def
41
9 10 13 14
SpA
25
8 9 12 13
SpD
41
9 10 13 14
Spe
25
8 9 12 13
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Overview

Kricketot is outclassed in every way as a pure Bug-type by both Shelmet and Karrablast. With below-average Attack, pathetic Speed, and only nine moves to work with, Kricketot is almost always a liability. However, it can run an effective mixed set.

Name Item Ability Nature

Life Orb

Life Orb Shed Skin Brave
Moveset IVs
~ Bug Bite
~ Mud-Slap
~ Endeavor / Uproar
~ Struggle Bug
6 HP
EVs
236 Atk / 28 Def / 236 SpA

This is Kricketot's only viable set. With the given IVs it hits 19 HP, which is regarded as the "magic" Life Orb number. Bug Bite is Kricketot's primary STAB, and can be useful for stealing berries from Pokemon such as Munchlax and Dwebble. Mud-Slap hits Aron and Magnemite hard and lowers the opponent's accuracy. Endeavor can be used to weaken a Pokemon enough so that it can be revenge killed easier, and works nicely with Life Orb. However, Uproar is Kricketot's strongest attack, possibly defeating Flying-types who would otherwise wall this set. Struggle Bug is mostly filler, but can force switches or help control special attackers.

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Other Options

With a movepool consisting of only nine moves, Kricketot doesn't have many other options. It can use Growl and String Shot in tandem with Struggle Bug to force switches, or to weaken a Pokemon enough for a teammate to sweep. Snore can be used to absorb sleep and still attack, but Uproar is the better option. Bide will just make it setup fodder for Pokemon such as Scraggy.

Checks and Counters

Gastly is the best check for Kricketot, as it either resists or is immune to whatever Kricketot has, and can hit back with strong STAB attacks. Aron also counters it thoroughly, but must watch out for Mud-Slap. Dwebble and Ferroseed can switch in on any attack Kricketot carries and proceed to set up hazards, thereby reducing Kricketot's lifespan exponentially.