Surskit

Swift Swim
Speed doubles in rain.
Rain Dish
Heals 1/16 maximum HP in rain.
Type Tier
Bug / Water LC
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
40
- 221 284 -
Atk
30
86 96 159 174
Def
32
90 100 163 179
SpA
50
122 136 199 218
SpD
52
126 140 203 223
Spe
65
149 166 229 251
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Overview

Without further ado, I present to you the only Bug / Water type Pokemon Surskit. With amazing Speed that gets even more amazing in the rain, this water strider can outpace almost anything in the LC metagame. Surskit's decent Special Attack can make it a great special sweeper, while it can also make a great baton passer with Agility. However, Surskit can only be at its best when in the rain, as its Speed rises to huge levels. Surskit's only real drawback is its terrible Defense, which makes it weak to almost everything. So when you encounter this tiny water strider, make sure you squash it before it squashes you.

Name Item Ability Nature

Special Sweeper

Life Orb Swift Swim Modest / Timid
Moveset IVs
~ Hydro Pump
~ Signal Beam
~ Hidden Power Fire / Hidden Power Fighting
~ Giga Drain
19 HP / 30 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
EVs
20 Def / 200 SpA / 20 SpD / 236 Spe

With astounding Speed and good Special Attack, Surskit has all the tools required to be a deadly special sweeper. This set's effectiveness rises greatly when used in the rain. Hydro Pump is a great STAB move that can hurt almost anything, while Signal Beam is another STAB move that has a chance to confuse the enemy. Hidden Power Fire and Hidden Power Fighting both counter Steel-types that might try to wall Surskit. If you plan on using Surskit in the rain, Hidden Power Fighting must be used. Last but not least, Giga Drain hits almost any Water-type hard.

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Name Item Ability Nature

Baton Pass

Eviolite / Oran Berry Swift Swim Calm
Moveset EVs
~ Baton Pass
~ Agility
~ Substitute
~ Hydro Pump
116 HP / 20 Def / 18 SpD / 156 Spe

Surskit can Baton Pass effectively due to its high Speed. The main goal of this set is to Baton Pass an Agility or two to a slower sweeper. Substitute is another move that Surskit can Baton Pass to another Pokemon, and can be used to block status. Since the first three moves can be prevented by Taunt, the move in the last moveslot is STAB Hydro Pump, which gives Surskit an attacking option. Hydro Pump hits opposing Ground-, Fire-, and Rock-type Pokemon hard, even without any Special Attack investment.

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Other Options

Surskit is able to utilize a few other moves. On the Baton Pass set, Aqua Jet can be used for priority. This becomes rather redundant though, as once Surskit sets up an Agility it will be able to outspeed most threats anyway. Ice Beam can be used over Giga Drain in order to deal with Dragon-type Pokemon. Haze can be used to stop a Pokemon from sweeping, but it should never be used on the Baton Pass set. Surskit does have access to Rain Dance, which is a viable option. In most cases, Surskit will get easily OHKOed or 2HKOed because of its fraility, making teammates that can set up rain a much better option. Unfortunately, Surskit's movepool lacks Surf. This means that Surskit's only other usable special Water-type move is Scald. Hidden Power Electric can be used to hit Flying-type Pokemon such as Rufflet.

Checks and Counters

Flying-types with a Choice Scarf can easily outspeed Surskit outside of rain and can OHKO with a STAB move such as Brave Bird. Stealth Rock is also a problem for Surskit, as it takes 25% damage each time it switches in. Physical attackers that outspeed Surskit can be problamatic as most of them will OHKO Surskit with a STAB move. Since Surskit is one of the more frail Pokemon, it can be easily revenge killed or OHKOed by priority. Mantyke can wall Surskit with ease and OHKO it with a Hidden Power Flying. Choice Scarf Snover is also a problem, as it can come in, induce hail, and possibly OHKO back with a STAB Grass-type move.