Great discussion guys! Good to see this thread up and running again :) I would have to agree with Mikel and blarajan that Tirtouga is my favourite Shell Smasher. I remember using it quite a lot on the ladder during the ened of the bw1 metagame and i have to say it completely blew away my expectations and turned out to be a way better sweeper then i thought. At the time Tirtouga was one of the lesser used shell smashers, with Omantye, Shellder and Clamperl taking the spot light. However Tirtouga has one this going for it which they all don't. Aqua Jet, This lets Tirtouga do a few things that other Shell Smashers can't. Beat Drilbur in sand as well as beat Sucker Punch Houndour. As Blarajan also mentioned being able to pick of Scarfoo, Misdreavus(scarfed), weakend Timburr etc is also amazing. I know i said Tirtouga has bad typing defensive typing (which it does being weak to Fighting) It does help Tirtouga beat down on Murkrow easy resisting Brave Bird while easily being able to get up a Shell Smash. His stabs have also got great coverage in Little Cup.
Another thing worth discussing is good team mates for Shell Smashers. I have found Nasty Plot Misdreaus to be hands down the best offensive partner to Tirtouga. Because Tirtouga lures in pokemon like Lileep, Porygon, Croagunk, Bronzor, etc that Misdreavus can weaken opening up a Tirtouga sweep. So what other Shell Smash partners have you guys been using and for what Shell Smasher(s)?
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