Originally Posted by Fat ium
honestly, pelipper's bulk and access to rain dish doesn't give itself a solid niche. it still has issues with comfortably taking a hit from common physical threats such as zangoose, sawsbuck, and choice band sawk. stealth rock also cuts into its bulk considerably, solidifying the 2HKOs that some of those pokemon can achieve. the reason why swanna is much preferred is because it outspeeds all of those threats (and more) with its 98 base speed, and does not rely on its bulk, making the issue of stealth rock much more negligible.
You are right, I compared statistics values between Pelipper and Swanna. Pelipper is more difensive and it has Hydro Pump, but Swanna is faster at lot and better overall statistics except the defense.
Perphaps, the right letter for Pelipper is D