Mamoswine

Oblivious
Grants immunity to infatuation and Captivate.
Snow Cloak
Evasion increases 25% in hail.
Thick Fat
Fire- and Ice-type damage is reduced by 50%.
Type Tier
Ice / Ground OU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
110
- 185 217 -
Atk
130
135 150 182 200
Def
80
90 100 132 145
SpA
70
81 90 122 134
SpD
60
72 80 112 123
Spe
80
90 100 132 145

Overview

Mamoswine has a huge Attack stat, and its excellent dual STAB gives it perfect coverage outside of Bronzong, some forms of Rotom-A, and Shedinja. It also can pick off faster Pokemon and deal severe damage to a multitude of common threats with its STAB Ice Shard. Mamoswine has a usable Defense stat, but its Ice typing and low Special Defense means it can't take too many hits. Mamoswine also has rather low Speed, so it's somewhat reliant upon either Tailwind, Trick Room, or Thunder Wave support. Overall, Mamoswine's excellent Attack stat and fantastic coverage make it a hugely powerful attacker if given the right support.

Name Item Ability Nature

Physical Attacker

Ice Gem / Life Orb / Focus Sash Snow Cloak Adamant / Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Earthquake
~ Icicle Crash / Icicle Spear
~ Ice Shard
~ Protect
4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

This set is intended to be a standard physical attacker, hitting as hard as possible before dying. Mamoswine's brilliant dual STAB makes it practically unwallable and hits a multitude of common Pokemon for super effective damage. Earthquake and Icicle Crash have almost perfect coverage together, with Icicle Crash OHKOing almost everything that resists Earthquake. Ice Shard allows Mamoswine to pick off weakened opponents, and can even nab some OHKOs. Protect allows Mamoswine to avoid damage for a turn, and can be used to stall out opposing Trick Room and Tailwind.

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Other Options

Stone Edge may seem redundant with Mamoswine's Ice-type STAB, but it 2HKOes Gyarados even after an Intimidate, unlike Icicle Crash. Endeavor is gimmicky, but can work quite well with a Focus Sash thanks to Mamoswine's immunity to sandstorm and hail, as well as its access to Ice Shard. Thick Fat is usable, but Mamoswine can't use Icicle Crash or Ice Shard with it, which greatly reduces its effectiveness.

Checks and Counters

Most of the Pokemon that resist Earthquake are hit incredibly hard by Icicle Crash, which makes Mamoswine difficult to counter. However, a multitude of checks exist thanks to Mamoswine's low Speed and only reasonable defenses. Most Fighting-types such as Infernape and Hitmontop can take Mamoswine out before it attacks, but will have some trouble taking a powerful STAB Earthquake to the face.