I propose a couple changes to the lead set in particular:
Change EVs to 116 HP / 196 Atk / 116 Def / 36 SpD / 36 Spe.
EDIT: Fixed EVs.
This allows Phanpy do a couple things. Firstly, it almost never loses to Overheat Houndour, and never loses to Fire Blast Houndour. Second, it will outspeed or tie Omanyte at the very worst(if Omanyte invests). Also, it still always beats Meowth without Protect.
Second, I think Protect and counter are a huge waste of a move slot. In that slot I'd put Head Smash / Seed Bomb. Head Smash has amazing coverage with Earthquake and Ice Shard and hits hard. Seed Bomb always OHKOes Omastar and still dents Missy and the like. The main reason these are useless are that Meowth actually can't beat Phanpy with Fake Out + Return even without Protect. Also, add Head Smash to all sets...
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Last edited by Heysup; Nov 22nd, 2009 at 3:42:12 PM.