Originally Posted by Fat Ashley11
I agree that ludicolo is really good, with, what I think is nothing in the NU tier that resists All of it's attacks.
Shedinja. Unless it's running HP Fire/Rock/Dark/Ghost/Flying. But nothing resists any pokemon fully if you take HP into account, barring things like Magikarp.
Also, Ludicolo, in my opinion, isn't good because of one particular set. It's good because of it's combination. It's versatility
. You see most pokemon in NU and you know exactly what they aim to do. Not so for Ludicolo.
Tankier Ludicolos who abuse Rain Dish in tandem with Leech Seed/Giga Drain can still dish out respectable damage with Rain boosted Surfs, and Ludi's weaknesses are easily covered by any rock type.
Then there's sweeper Ludicolos, who have a massive movepool; hell, Ludicolo can even run a physical set with his coverage, he does get Swords Dance too... and can even use Drain Punch to keep himself healthy like the special sweeper.
About the only thing he can't do is run a dedicated support set.
Think like Gen 4 Salamence, he can run multiple sets, all of them deadly, and if you pick the wrong set to respond to you get screwed over by the other set.