http://www.smogon.com/dp/pokemon/ariados Ariados Name: Ariados Lead (Ubers) Insomnia Move 1: Bug Bite Move 2: Toxic Spikes Move 3: Shadow Sneak / Pursuit Move 4: Sucker Punch Item: Focus Sash EVs: 252HP /252 Atk / 4 Sp.def Adamant Set comments: - Has a great ability preventing it from falling asleep, ideal for the ubers metagame. - Poor movepool and stats to work with but can play it's role effectively. - Can set up Toxic spikes, absorb Toxic spikes although it's speed is not exactly impressive. - Bug Bite+ Shadow sneaks ensures kills on Deoxys-S and Deoxys-A meaning they can get a maximum of one layer of spikes or Stealth Rock up. - Sucker Punch is ideal for a metagame filled with Psychic/Ghost types such as Mewtwo and Latias. - Toxic Spikes is a great move in Ubers, creating a great deal of pressure on the Opponent's Pokemon's. (Opponent's Pokemon have a timer set and setting up won't be nearly as easy). Counters: Anything in the Ubers metagame that isn't weak to Ariados's attacks and isn't fragile counters Ariados pretty well especially Steel-types such as Dialga, Scizor, Forretress and Heatran who can set up all over it. EDIT: Tested 252 HP evs instead of speed, I haven't encountered any lead in which the difference between 0 speed evs and 252 speed evs made a difference. Infact the only Pokemon which might be a cause for the investment of Spped Evs is Scizor and he got Bullet punch so no need.