[Overview] <p>Alomomola, when first revealed, was thought to be Luvdisc's evolution. Thankfully, however, it turned out not to be. Alomomola is a brand new defensive threat packing an amazingly high HP stat and decent Defense, which makes it one of the best physical walls in the RU metagame, and also an excellent support Pokemon with Wish. Alomomola also has access to a wide movepool filled with support moves such as Wish, Light Screen and Rain Dance. Alomomola with Hydration and Rest can work very well on a rain team because it will get recovered completely with Rest and can wake up on the same turn thanks to Hydration. Unfortunately, Alomomola has pitiful offensive stats, not to mention its horrible Special Defense. However, if you are looking for a bulky Water-type to use on an RU team, you might want to consider using Alomomola.</p> [SET] name: Support move 1: Wish move 2: Protect move 3: Waterfall move 4: Toxic item: Leftovers ability: Hydration nature: Impish evs: 36 HP / 252 Def / 220 SpD [SET COMMENTS] <p>With high HP, decent Defense, and access to a wide number of support moves, Alomomola becomes an excellent support Pokemon to use on any RU team. Wish is an excellent support move to use, and is also Alomomola's only reliable recovery move. Wish can both heal Alomomola and its teammates; this is especially beneficial since most teammate will easily recover over half of its HP thanks to Alomomola's high HP stat. Protect is used for two things: racking up more damage with Toxic, and allowing Alomomola to safely heal itself with Wish. Waterfall is a STAB move that can be used to hit Pokemon that are weak to it, and to rack up more damage against the opposition. Toxic is helpful for bringing down walls, and works well with Protect.</p> [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] <p>The EV spread maximizes Alomomola's Defense stat, allowing it to survive two Brave Birds from Life Orb Honchkrow with the help of Protect and Leftovers. This allows Alomomola to stall out Honchrow with Brave Bird recoil. The 220 EVs in Special Defense allow Alomomola to take special hits better. Leftovers is the preferred choice of item for Alomomola due to the recovery it provides. An Impish nature is used to increase Alomomola's overall physical walling capabilities, making it a very good counter to many physical threats.</p> <p>As for teammates, Ferroseed is the best Pokemon for this role. Alomomola and Ferroseed work very well together; Alomomola can pass huge Wishes to Ferroseed while Ferroseed can take almost all super effective hits directed at Alomomola. Clerics such as Audino are also good teammates as they can heal any status condition that Alomomola might have. Toxic Spikes support, which can be provided by Pokemon such as Drapion, is very helpful for Alomomola. It makes toxic stalling opponents much easier for Alomomola and allows Alomomola to forego Toxic for another support move. Also, since Alomomola often attracts Grass-type attacks, Pokemon with Sap Sipper such as Bouffalant are good teammates, as they can get a free Attack boost. Lastly, Lanturn and Electivire are good teammates, as they can freely switch into any Electric-type attack aimed at Alomomola and get a free boost or regain health thanks to their abilities.</p> [Other Options] <p>Alomomola is certainly not restricted by lack of options . Pain Split is one of them, and can be used to recover health as well as inflict damage. This is rather gimmicky and not a very effective option, however, because of Alomomola's high base HP. Healing Wish can be used to heal a teammate, but Wish is generally the better option as it does not faint Alomomola. Calm Mind is a viable option that can be used to increase Alomomola's Special Attack and Special Defense stats. Light Screen can be used to decrease the damage inflicted by special attacks, and can also be used to support one's team. Soak is another option, which can be used alongside Toxic, as it allows all Pokemon, including Poison- and Steel-types, to be poisoned by Toxic. A set consisting of Rain Dance, Hydration, and Rest can be used. Rest can recover Alomomola completely, and the combination of Rain Dance and Hydration will awaken Alomomola.</p> [Checks and Counters] <p>Alomomola is swiftly countered by strong special attackers, such as Sceptile and Rotom; they can easily OHKO Alomomola with a powerful STAB move Status is also problematic for Alomomola if it doesn't have cleric or Rain Dance support. Since most of Alomomola's moves are non-attacking, Taunt users can stop Alomomola from doing anything. Ferroseed is a notable counter that can take everything Alomomola has to offer and can retaliate with Toxic or Leech Seed. Water Absorb Poliwrath can also take anything Alomomola has in its arsenal, if it's behind a Substitute. It can also use Alomomola as set up fodder. Lastly, bulky Steel- and Poison-types can easily wall Alomomola.</p> [Dream World] <p>Through Dream World, Alomomola receives the ability Regenerator. It is an amazing ability that recovers 33% of its health upon every switch in. It is far superior to Alomomola's other abilities, and should be used once released.