Xatu is NU. Jirachi is OU. Both are in different tiers and, while they serve the same purpose, the sets made for Xatu are for NU, while the ones for Jirachi are for OU. Skitty has the disadvantage of being in a tier where 4 pokemon ( Meowth, Glameow, Buneary and Aipom) completey outclass him. I understand that anyalysis must be written, however I think that the fact that it is outclassed by so much needs to be put somewhere in the analysis.
<p>Skitty is a Pokémon that often gets overlooked because of its rather poor stats. However, Skitty compensates this by having quite an amazing and expansive movepool. While this may seem like an inferior Aipom, it has several advantages. </p>
For starters what does it have over Aipom other than a Sleep move with base 55 accuracy and sucker punch? like I have said before, the lead set is more comparable to Meowth, and it has nothing over it.