Swablu

Natural Cure
Cures status on switching out.
Cloud Nine
Blocks the effects of weather.
Type Tier
Normal / Flying LC
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
45
- 231 294 -
Atk
40
104 116 179 196
Def
60
140 156 219 240
SpA
40
104 116 179 196
SpD
75
167 186 249 273
Spe
50
122 136 199 218
  • Little Cup

Overview

Swablu is one of the few Pokemon in Little Cup with the ability Cloud Nine, which negates all weather effects. Normal / Flying typing gives it a few weaknesses on the defensive end, but when coupled with good defensive stats and Roost, Swablu has a good chance to stay around for a while.

Name Item Ability Nature

Weather Guard

Eviolite Cloud Nine Careful
Moveset EVs
~ Roost
~ Toxic
~ Pluck / Hyper Voice
~ Cotton Guard
236 HP / 36 Def / 236 SpD

This set's main attraction is its ability to help reliably check Sunny Day teams, which it does rather well with a resistance to Grass and Cloud Nine neutralizing the sun's effects. The EVs given give admirable bulk when combined with an Eviolite. Toxic and Roost form the core of your damage output through poison stalling. Not only does this help to beat weather teams, but it reliably beats a number of set-up Pokemon. Pluck gets STAB and is a handy utility move to have, and Cotton Guard is an exceptional defensive buff to have while stalling.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>

Other Options

Heal Bell is good for team support, but the Combination of Cloud Nine + Heal Bell is illegal, and because Cloud Nine is by far the more useful of the two, Heal Bell is unused for the most part. There are a few other attacking moves you can use, such as Ice Beam, but with bad attacking stats and the usefulness of Pluck, it's not advised. Heat Wave is probably the one special move worth considering because it hits Ferroseed super effectively, who is a common switch-in to Swablu and will injure any other Steel-types. However, Heat Wave is incompatible with Cloud Nine.

Checks and Counters

Magnemite is the number one choice for taking Swablu out as it resists Swablu's only attack, is immune to Toxic, attacks from the Special side, and hits Swablu for super effective damage with its STAB. Most Steel-type Pokemon can switch in fearless of anything Swablu has at its disposal and can proceed to set up. Any Pokemon that can use Toxic on Swablu can check it. Lastly, Electric-, Ice-, and Rock-type Pokemon can threaten Swablu with their STAB attacks, but must beware of Toxic.