Yeah I don't want to over hype Cryogonal even though I made this thread, just wanted to broaden everyone's horizons on Rapid Spin users and I think this
Originally Posted by Fat DetroitLolcat
Cryogonal is a decent Pokemon in UU. It's much better than some of the Spinners that are actually in the UU tier COUGH CLAYDOL COUGH.
is probably the most accurate statement here about Cyrogonal.
Its has just about no defense, somewhere between Pikachu and Jynx in that regard I believe so the HP invesment won't help it at all there except taking very very weak physical moves like Gligar's U-Turn or something like that. UU is a little bit biased towards physical attacking and attacking in general mainly because Snorlax exists for special attackers while there is no real physical equivalent. Every team you see is going to have a physical attacker and they will OHKO you regardless if they have a super effective move or not so its hard to spin while under pressure without dying. Cryogonal is really unique in checking all of Zapdos, Shaymin, Nidoking, Togekiss and Roserade while still being able to spin but that requires heavy speed investment as well as heavy hp investment. Very little room for special attack evs which is why I go with Life Orb though I think Nevermeltice or Expert Belt could work.
Being able to have utility (rapid spin) while also countering most Togekiss is amazing for stall teams by the way.
I feel like Cryogonal often asks for lots of support to tank physical moves and its not exactly great to be weak to stealth rock if you are a rapid spinner so unless your team really wants something with special bulk and a good spikes spinner then you should consider using Blastoise who can generally counter lots more stuff (although it has no recovery).