Kricketot

Shed Skin
30% chance to heal status every turn.
Type Tier
Bug LC
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
37
- 20 23 -
Atk
25
8 9 12 13
Def
41
9 10 13 14
SpA
25
8 9 12 13
SpD
41
9 10 13 14
Spe
25
8 9 12 13
  • Little Cup

Overview

Kricketot sports a massive movepool totaling 8 whole moves. That's good for a Bug-type Pokemon, being better than Weedle and Caterpie put together. If you intend on using a Bug-type in LC, make it Kricketot, because even though it can be taken out by a gentle breeze, it can actually deal damage successfully, something other Bug-types cannot boast. I'm looking at you, Weedle and Caterpie....

Name Item Nature

String Shot + Endeavor

Focus Sash Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Endeavor
~ String Shot
~ Bug Bite
~ Growl
236 Atk / 36 Def / 236 Spe

This set, in all honesty, is the best that Kricketot gets. The basic strategy is to use String Shot on the opposing Pokemon as it attacks and brings Kricketot down to its Focus Sash. Kricketot can now outspeed—or Speed tie if the Pokemon has 19 or 20 Speed—and bring the opposing Pokemon down to 1 HP with Endeavor. Bug Bite provides not very effective coverage against Ghost-type Pokemon, namely Gastly and Duskull, and will steal their Oran Berries (should they carry one). Growl rounds off the set, allowing Kricketot to lower the Attack of any Pokemon. This can be used in conjunction with String Shot to effectively give the opponent a reverse Dragon Dance, which can be useful due to the offensive nature of the Little Cup tier.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>

Other Options

Bide is optional; however, Kricketot will need a heavily defensive EV spread to pull this off, as well as dual screen support. Mud Slap can be used in the place of Growl, but that means that Kricketot will be unable to perform the "Reverse Dragon Dance" strategy. Snore is handy if your team needs a sleep absorber, as it allows Kricketot to dish out damage even in its sleep. Lastly, Uproar can be used in a similar manner to Salamence's Outrage, devastating everything in its path. However, Kricketot can be used as setup bait for Ghost-type Pokemon should this be the case. For this reason, it might be best to avoid the tremendous power that Uproar brings to the table.

Checks and Counters

Yes.