This is a set i love and it gets so many sweeps once ghost types are gone(when they are there they still wont be happy about coming in) that isnt not funny any more, it was meant as a revenge killer and something to troll DD scraggy as it sets up one DD and tries to sweep(i switch to this once i see a scraggy and who just outright attacks with scraggy, anyway?-bar scarf-)
Mankey (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Vital Spirit
EVs: 116 HP / 196 Atk / 196 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Earthquake/Seed Bomb
- Assurance/Seed Bomb
- Close Combat
with given EVs, nature yada yada it ties with max speed scarf mienfoo and from my experience outspeeds most scarf chinchou(people use modest on that dont they?)
Plan here is close combat everything in sight(amazingly effective) unless there is a ghost type or notable resist(no, abra doesnt count(2HKOed)!) as it even scores 2-3HKOs on things like bronzor, u turn is nice for a choiced mon while assurance hits things switching into SR for double damage which punishes ghost/psychics(suck on that mienfoo) while seed bomb and earth quake are good moves in general, seed bomb hitting slowpoke consistently(STAB close combat hits harder than super effective seed bomb asuming close combat isnt resisted and grass weakness is x2) while EQ hits chinchou(OHKO on scarf and maybe some eviolite variants) and croagunk(2HKO on bulky variants)(not much else that i can think of that is common)
Assurance could be removed for one of the moves if you have a ghost trapper but u turn spamming also works to wear down ghosts bar frillish(who uses that anyways?) or ones with recover/roost or something(anything except frillish that has that?)
a partner to sponge fake outs is nice
This thing also saved me from a few tight spots, it outspeeds and swiftly OHKOs all the DD users i can think of at +1 while shell smash tirtouga is still outsped even after shell smash, non max speed omanyte and clamperl are outsped too (not sure if it can OHKO clamperl with close combat)
Why not mienfoo? All mienfoo has is regenerator which i dont find would help this mankey as it often stays at full health from my experience(outspeeding stuff and spamming attacks seems to be a viable strategy as long as you mind what and when you spam), just switch out of anything that threatens you and then switch back in when you need to, eventually wearing down the counter with repeated hits. Also, this thing has a movepool mienfoo would die for.
Why are so many people choosing the same pokemon, what happened to originality?
Not often you see rest in LC or even seedot eigh?