Originally Posted by Fat Hemp Man
I don't think Chikorita really struggles against Morty as the front page suggests. His Pokemon have bad movesets, and the ghosts are very fragile - even resisted attacks hurt.
Between Mean Look + Curse, Hypnosis and Night Shade, I think Chikorita does indeed struggle somewhat. Consider that Haunter and co. are all immune to poison and outrun Bayleef while netting 3-5HKOs with Night Shade. While Haunter and co. are frail, Bayleef is still hitting the stronger defensive stat (unless you're using mud fucking slap
) with a no-longer-100%-critical-Razor Leaf, at best
. Unless you're interested in depleting Synthesis's PP and spamming Potions, Bayleef should honestly just leave Morty alone.