Kricketune

Swarm
Boosts power of Bug-type moves by 50% when at 1/3 HP or less.
Technician
Increases the Base Power of moves with 60 or less by 50%.
Type Tier
Bug NU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
77
- 152 184 -
Atk
85
94 105 137 150
Def
51
63 71 103 113
SpA
55
67 75 107 117
SpD
51
63 71 103 113
Spe
65
76 85 117 128
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Overview

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Name Item Ability Nature

np Sabre Dance - Aram Khachaturian

Life Orb Technician Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Swords Dance
~ Bug Bite
~ Brick Break
~ Return / Night Slash
252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

Unless you use all of dual screens, Memento, and Tailwind support, Kricketune really doesn't have a snow ball's chance in hell of sweeping. Although, a Life Orb-boosted Bug Bite does 2HKO physically defensive Musharna and OHKOes at +2. Brick Break is for Golem and Regirock, and Return is there for those dastardly Fire- and Flying-types. If that doesn't suit your taste, Night Slash can be used instead to surprise Misdreavus and Golurk.

Other Options

Perish Song, Taunt, and Substitute can be used for some hilarity against exceptionally slow defensive teams. Aerial Ace hits other Bug-types slightly harder than the rest of Kricketune's moves. Knock Off gets a Technician boost and removes Misdreavus's Eviolite.

Checks and Counters

Please, just don't switch Musharna into Kricketune and you'll be in good shape.