Seedot

Chlorophyll
Speed doubles in sun.
Early Bird
Reduces sleep time.
Pickpocket
The wielder immediately steals an item from an attacker using a contact move.
Type Tier
Grass LC
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
40
- 20 23 -
Atk
40
9 10 13 14
Def
50
9 11 14 15
SpA
30
8 9 12 13
SpD
30
8 9 12 13
Spe
30
8 9 12 13
  • Little Cup

Overview

Just for starters, if you came to this analysis page looking for a good or even decent Chlorophyll sweeper to use on your new Sunny Day team, then you've come to the wrong place. Although Seedot has just enough viability to earn an honest analysis, it should not be considered for any seriously competitive Little Cup team. One look at its horrible base stats should tell you why. The only thing that is keeping this evil acorn from falling back into the abyss of unusable Pokemon is its niche of utilizing Chlorophyll, Growth, and Explosion, a combination which no other Little Cup Pokemon possesses. If you're looking for a Pokemon that would be hilarious to defeat your friend's mediocre Little Cup team with, then look no further, because Seedot is ready to rumble.

Name Item Ability Nature

Growth

Life Orb Chlorophyll Naive
Moveset IVs
~ Growth
~ SolarBeam
~ Explosion
~ Hidden Power Fire / Sunny Day
3 HP / 30 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
EVs
40 Atk / 36 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

The main objective of this set is to find a way to pull off one Growth, then proceed to quite possibly sweep, or just explode when low on health. Even though Seedot has a Life Orb, don't go trying to pounce on anything without setting up with Growth first, as Seedot would likely fail to do significant damage and get smashed in the face. However, after a Growth, its STAB SolarBeam OHKOes or 2HKOes anything that doesn't resist the attack or has huge special bulk. Hidden Power Fire is used to take out the Grass- and Steel-types who resist SolarBeam. Finally, Explosion not only sets Seedot apart from most other Chlorophyll sweepers, but also allows it to deal massive damage when it has no other options. Explosion also allows Seedot to take out a troublesome Pokemon and give a teammate a free switch in. Keep in mind, however, that Explosion should only be used when Seedot is low on health and has acquired a Growth boost, since it no longer halves the opponent's defenses.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>

Other Options

Seedot doesn't have much in terms of other move options. Bullet Seed and Seed Bomb both provide a physical Grass-type STAB which could work with a more physically oriented set, but it does less damage than SolarBeam in most cases. However, if you do decide to go with a purely physical set, Swords Dance should be used over Growth so you don't get screwed over with a lesser boost if the weather happens to change. Nasty Plot could be used in the same vein for a specially attacking set as well. Giga Drain could be used if you want some relief from Life Orb recoil, but with Seedot's poor Special Attack stat, it will rarely be healing itself significantly. Synthesis might seem good on paper, but Seedot is just too frail to put it to good use.

Checks and Counters

Cloud Nine Lickitung and Swablu can both brush off SolarBeam and Hidden Power Fire, but must be wary of a +2 Explosion, as it will put a large dent in their HP. Bulky Flying-types such as Vullaby can handle Seedot with ease most of the time, but, once again, need to watch out for a boosted Explosion. Weather changers such as Snover and Hippopotas also screw over Seedot completely, forcing it to lock itself into charging up SolarBeam while they take it out or phaze it, respectively. The former does need to watch out Hidden Power, though, which will OHKO.