Status: In progress. Grass/Ice brings 7 weaknesses, 4 resistances. Only fully-evolved Auto-Hail Pokemon. Below average defenses 90/75/85 Decent 92/92 offenses allow Abomasnow to run a reliable mixed, Scarf set. Low base 60 speed allows for hail to get up, but limits the chance of a sweep, if you intend ot sweep. Great answer for Rain and Sandstorm weaknesses. Nice dual 120 STAB moves. Above average movepool. Lacking in the support area for a grass-type. [SET] name: Choice Scarf move 1: Blizzard / Ice Breath move 2: Grass Knot move 3: Hidden Power [Fire] move 4: Earthquake item: Choice Scarf ability: Snow Warning nature: Hasty ev's: 12 Atk / 244 SpA / 252 Spe Set Comments: Hasty Scarf Abomasnow reaches 360 Speed, which just barely misses the speed tie with base 115, max-speed Pokemon. 244 SpA allows for an extremely powerful, special based Abomasnow. Earthquake is for putting a dent in Steel types, such as Heatran, Magnezone, or Doryuuzu. Hidden Power [Fire] is really for Scizor, and others like him. Grass Knot will almost always be a OHKO on min/min Tyranitar, when hail is active. Blizzard will put a nice dent in almost anything that doesn't resist it. Additional Comments: Ice Breath is an option over Blizzard. With STAB, and the crit factored in, Ice Breath is base 120, so it will still be doing some good damage. Wood Hammer can be used, but it isn't recommended. If you use Wood Hammer over Grass Knot, switch the EV's to 140 Atk / 116 SpA / 252 Spe. These EV's will allow for more physical power, and will still let Scizor be OHKOed by Hidden Power [Fire] with SR down. If you really hate the recoil of Wood Hammer, you can even drop that for Seed bomb, But let it be known that you will not be getting the same KO's you did with Wood Hammer. Team Options: Abomasnow pairs really well with pokemon who can actually resist her weaknesses, and stop her counters. A good example of someone who can do this is Magnezone. although they share a weakness to Fire and Fighting, Magnezone is really going to stop those steel types who are preventing Abomasnow from doing her job. A Magnezone locked into Thunderbolt is going to lure in Doryuuzus and Tyranitars, which gives Abomasnow the perfect chance to get in on a Swords Dance or an Earthquake. Burungeru deserves a special mention for being able to remove and cripple many steel types with Will-o-Wisp or Boiling Water. Abomasnow can also stop the bulky waters that can slow her down. Abomasnow is really going to like some layers down, as it will help her get some OHKO's. Abomasnow usually doesn't ask for much, either Stealth Rock and maybe one layer of Spikes will be enough. Some good examples of pokemon who will get either or up, and maybe even more are Skarmory, Forretress, Iwaperusu, Pendrah, and Nattorei, Although the ladder three share more than 3 weaknesses with Abomasnow, which isn't too great. [SET] name: The Impenetrable Snowman move 1: Protect move 2: Leech Seed move 3: Substitute move 4: Blizzard item: Leftovers ability: Snow Warning nature: Calm ev's: 188 HP / 172 Def / 64 SpA / 84 SpD Set Comments: Abomasnow's best attempt at stall. Substitute/Leech Seed combo, with Hail can take out an opponent in a very short amount of time. Blizzard makes for a great, 100% STAB move. 188 gives Abomasnow a leftovers number, and a leech seed number, so Abomasnow will recover the most HP as possible. 64 SpA will let Blizzard KO nearly every Dragon. 172 Def and 84 SpD with Calm allows for some rather impressive bulk, alongside its nice SpA in this set. Additional Comments: If you feel that you're going to run out of Blizzard PP really fast, you can drop Blizzard for Ice Beam, Seed Bomb, Grass Knot, or Ice Punch. Wood Hammer isn't reccomended because of the recoil damage, which would be selfdestructive on a stall-oriented set. If you run Seed Bomb or Ice Punch, switch the 64 SpA EV's into Atk, and change the nature from Calm to Careful. Everything else in the set really needs to stay. You can drop Protect for Focus Punch if you really want to get rid of Blissey or Tyranitar. If you run Focus Punch, You may want to run Careful with Seed Bomb, so you don't go mixed. Team Options: On this set, Abomasnow is going to really want Toxic Spikes down. If you're using this on a team built around hail, Cloyster or Tentacruel are both great options for Toxic Spikes. Both also get Rapid Spin, so they can remove any Stealth Rocks weakening Abomasnow and friends. Outside of Hail, Dust-Proof Forretress is one of the best options. Together, they can really take anything, except for Fire Pokemon such as Ulgamoth or Heatran. In that case, you can run your own Heatran which can easily stop both. Moltres is probably the best answer to both, as it is really rare that either will run something super effective against it. Moltres is the best option for really, everything with Abomasnow. They share a lone weakness to Rock, although everything else that Abomasnow is weak to is resisted by Moltres. Moltres can run a Toxic stall set which will work wonders alongside Abomasnow, with it being able to poison any pokemon who isn't effected by Toxic Spikes. Moltres can also handle the steel types and bug types who constantly try to force her out.