Exeggutor @ Sitrus Berry
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA
Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)
- Trick Room
- Sleep Powder
- Leaf Storm
What's different about the set:
wildeb33st's set that utilizes Exeggutor to set up Trick Room
Why it works:
Credit goes to wildeb33st for creating this awesome set! Exeggutor works best as a secondary sweeper, in conjunction with other TR setters like Cofagrigus. The best way to use Exeggutor is to bring it in after something faints or on a resisted attack and start spamming powerful Psychic & Leaf Storm. Leaf Storm in particular is very nice to remove those bulky Ground- and Water-types, such as Steelix and Slowking, that proceed to stall most TR sweepers. Psychic provides some nice coverage to target Fire-, Grass-, Poison-, and Flying-types. Then at the last turn of Trick Room, Exeggutor uses Sleep Powder to put a mon to sleep while Trick Room ends. This way, Exeggutor can safely set up another Trick Room while the opponent is sleeping!
Another important advantage of Exeggutor on a Trick Room team is its ability to counter Sub Sceptile, thanks to its resistance to Giga Drain and Focus Blast. I find Sceptile to be a major nuisance for most Trick Room teams, since even Escavalier and Druddigon don't enjoy tanking LO Focus Blasts, so adding Exeggutor drastically minimizes the damage Sceptile can do to such teams.
What makes this set amazing is not only Exeggutor's access to Sleep Powder and strong special offense to prevent becoming set-up bait. It's also its ability Harvest, which recycles the consumed Sitrus Berry every turn 50% of the time. This provides Exeggutor some nice 25% recovery after its health drop below 50%, making Exeggutor one sturdy Trick Room setter. Since Harvest may bring back Sitrus Berry multiple times, this ability can surpass the effect of Regenerator, providing handful of free quarter healths without even switching.
Exeggutor's access to Sleep Powder, Harvest, and powerful Grass and Psychic-offense make it a useful Trick Room setter / sweeper. An amazing answer to SubSceptile.
It's physical bulk is decent, but not as good as Cofagrigus - Harvest recovery somewhat helps here. Its special defense is abysmal, so don't let it take hits outside of resisted hits or neutral Hidden Powers. You definitely want to pair this Exeggutor with another Trick Room setter.