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Lickilicky @ Leftovers
Trait: Own Tempo
EVs: 224 HP / 32 Atk / 124 SDef / 128 Spd
- Swords Dance
- Body Slam
- Power Whip
Role: Physical Sweeper / Stallbreaker
What it does: Although using Lickilicky offensively may seem ridiculous, especially when it has solid defensive stats, reliable recovery and an excellent support movepool. However, this set still aims to make use of its excellent bulk. With Substitute, Lickilicky becomes an excellent stallbreaker - providing it can avoid Toxic. Its Substitute are incredibly bulky; Amoonguss's Sludge Bomb, nor Alomomola's Waterfall can break them. Making it an excellent answer to Regenerator cores. The EVs mean that Lickilicky's Substitutes are not broken by Amoonguss's Sludge Bomb, Miltank's Body Slam, Alomomola's Waterfall, Rotom-S's Timid Volt Switch, among many other things. In addition, the EVs enable Lickilicky to outpace Pokemon whose Base Speed is 65, such as Alomomola.
Good Teammates: Due to Lickilicky's Normal-type STAB, Ghost-types are problematic for Lickilicky. Therefore, Dark-types, such as Skuntank and Absol make good teammates. Especially when they have Pursuit in their arsenal. In addition, Pokemon who can defeat Steel-types, such as Probopass, Klang, Mawile and Bastiodon make excellent partners. In particular, Emboar and Sawk , due to their Fighting-type STABs and raw power, make natural candidates for the role. In addition, Musharna makes a good teammate; its Psychic typing means it take care of Fighting-types. Also, it cna use Heal Bell to keep Lickilicky healthy.
What counters it: Despite its success against defensive teams, Lickilicky will often struggle against offensive teams. The nature of these teams mean Licklicky will struggle to keep its prized Substitute up. In particular, Fighting-types, such as Emboar, Sawk and Gurdurr will have an easy time versus Lickilicky. Their Fighting-type STAB and raw power will easily break through Lickilicky's defences. In addition, Steel-types who resist both Normal and Grass will do well against Lickilicky. In particular, Klang can set up against Lickilicky and break past its Substitutes with Gear Grind.
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Last edited by Keiran; Aug 26th, 2012 at 12:39:05 PM.