Originally Posted by Fat StarmanXL
This might be a bit of a random question, but does Dugtrio do much of anything other than take out Heatran and Ninetales for Genesect? I only ask because, well, the ones I keep running into don't seem to do much outside of that. Granted, this is probably because I don't really get to high-ladder play, but I'm just having trouble seeing what else it does. Same goes for Magnezone, which I tried running on another team but it would up just being more trouble than it was worth.
Do people regularly run trappers for other pokemon in this metagame? Outside of the occaisional BP chain I haven't seen much other uses of them.
Yes, dugtrio has more uses than just checking Heatran, Ninetales, and Tyranitar. It's a good check to both Volcarona and Terrakion, and, if you're playing against a team where some of these threats are already gone or simply not present, it can be used as a last ditch effort to cripple an opponent's sweeper with Memento.
As the above poster said, Gothitelle works really well for trapping several walls. Wobbuffet isn't that common because it has a hard time coming in on anything but walls, and doesn't even deal with them as well as Gothitelle. It does have the advantage of having encore, so it does still have a niche.
Trappers can't trap baton passers btw.