Chikorita (Cleric)

#1
Hi I made a team with EM and I made him let us use it so we did and it CRUSHES.


Chikorita

[SET]
name: Cleric
move 1: Aromatherapy
move 2: Giga Drain
move 3: Toxic
move 4: Synthesis
item: Eviolite
nature: Calm
evs: 156 HP / 156 Def / 156 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Using its exceptional bulk, great defensive movepool, and useful defensive typing, Chikorita is a wall very hard to tear down. Using Aromatherapy, Chikorita can remove status from its whole team, proving effective on stall teams and hyper offense teams that are scared of paralysis. Excellent Grass typing in tandem with Aromatherapy allows Chikorita to wall and defeat common offensive and defensive threats, namely Slowpoke, Staryu, Chinchou, Diglett, Drilbur, and Hippopotas. It also can spread status in the form of Toxic, which is beneficial for teams with a plethora of Fake Out and Protect users.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Chikorita does have trouble with some Pokemon, however. Almost any Steel-type walls and sets up on Chikorita; Bronzor can set up Stealth Rock, Pawniard can set up Swords Dance, and Magnemite can set up Substitute. Ferroseed is especially tricky for Chikorita, as its Grass typing means Giga Drain will do abysmal damage. For this reason, using Hidden Power Fire instead of Toxic is an option if your team has trouble with Steel-types. As an alternative, you can pair Chikorita up with Magnemite or a Fire-type, such as Houndour.</p>

<p>Chikorita's impressive movepool grants it Bullet Seed, Magic Coat, Leech Seed, GrassWhistle, and Counter, which might be usable with special team support. Using a teammate with Sunny Day is helpful to aid Synthesis' healing capabilities as well as eliminate harmful weather conditions. Munchlax is a good teammate, as with Thick Fat, it takes only half damage from Ice- and Fire-type attacks, and it can check Gastly and Ferroseed quite well using Pursuit and Fire Punch, respectively. Ponyta can check Snover and Steel-types, and it can set up sun for both itself and Chikorita to enjoy.</p>
 
#6
Chikorita is the bulkiest user of Aromatherapy, and its typing is really useful for checking certain stuff that Lickitung can't check (it can't do anything to Water-types). Chikorita also gets instant recovery.

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#7
You could also mention Bullet Seed in AC for its ability to wreck defensive Drilbur that typically use Subs. Other than that, awesome set!
 
#8
Eh, it kind of needs Giga Drain's recover to beat Slowpoke / Staryu / Chinchou almost unharmed. I guess I'll mention it but idk how useful it'll be.
 

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#9
Hi I made a team with EM and I made him let us use it so we did and it CRUSHES.


Chikorita

[SET]
name: Cleric
move 1: Aromatherapy
move 2: Giga Drain
move 3: Toxic
move 4: Synthesis
item: Eviolite
nature: Calm
evs: 156 HP / 156 Def / 156 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Using Chikorita's exceptional bulk, great defensive movepool, and useful defensive typing, the Grass-type Pokemon is a wall very hard to tear down. Using Aromatherapy, Chikorita can heal remove status from its whole team, proving effective on stall teams and hyper offense teams that are scared of paralysis. Excellent Grass typing in tandem with Aromatherapy allows Chikorita to wall and defeat common offensive and defensive threats, namely Slowpoke, Staryu, Chinchou, Diglett, Drilbur, and Hippopotas. It also can spread status in the form of Toxic, which is beneficial for teams with a plethora of Fake Out and Protect users.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Chikorita does have trouble with some Pokemon, however. Almost any Steel-type walls and sets up on Chikorita; Bronzor can set up Stealth Rock, Pawniard can set up Swords Dance, and Magnemite can set up Substitute. Ferroseed is especially tricky for Chikorita, as its Grass typing means Giga Drain will do abysmal damage. For this reason, using Hidden Power Fire instead of Toxic is a good idea an option if your team has trouble with Steel-types. As an alternative, you can pair Chikorita up with Magnemite or a Fire-type, such as Houndour.</p>

<p>Chikorita's impressive movepool grants it Bullet Seed, Magic Coat, Leech Seed, GrassWhistle, and Counter, which might be usable with special team support. Using a teammate with Sunny Day is helpful to aid Synthesis' healing capabilities as well as eliminate harmful weather conditions. Munchlax is a good teammate, as with Thick Fat, it takes only half damage from Ice- and Fire-type attacks, and it can check Gastly and Ferroseed quite well using Pursuit and Fire Punch, respectively. Ponyta can check Snover and Steel-types, and it can set up sun for both itself and Chikorita to enjoy.</p>


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#12
[SET]
name: Cleric
move 1: Aromatherapy
move 2: Giga Drain
move 3: Toxic
move 4: Synthesis
item: Eviolite
nature: Calm
evs: 156 HP / 156 Def / 156 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Using its Chikorita's exceptional bulk, great defensive movepool, and useful defensive typing, Chikorita the Grass-type Pokemon is a wall very hard to tear down. Using Aromatherapy, Chikorita can remove status from its whole team, proving effective on stall teams and hyper offense teams that are scared of paralysis. Excellent Grass typing in tandem with Aromatherapy allows Chikorita to wall and defeat common offensive and defensive threats, namely Slowpoke, Staryu, Chinchou, Diglett, Drilbur, and Hippopotas. It also can spread status in the form of Toxic, which is beneficial for teams with a plethora of Fake Out and Protect users.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Chikorita does have trouble with some Pokemon, however. Almost any Steel-type walls and sets up on Chikorita; Bronzor can set up Stealth Rock, Pawniard can set up Swords Dance, and Magnemite can set up Substitute. Ferroseed is especially tricky for Chikorita, as its Grass typing means Giga Drain will do abysmal damage. For this reason, using Hidden Power Fire instead of Toxic is an option if your team has trouble with Steel-types. As an alternative, you can pair Chikorita up with Magnemite or a Fire-type, such as Houndour.</p>

<p>Chikorita's impressive movepool grants it Bullet Seed, Magic Coat, Leech Seed, GrassWhistle, and Counter, which might be usable with special team support. Using a teammate with Sunny Day is helpful to aid Synthesis' healing capabilities as well as eliminate harmful weather conditions. Munchlax is a good teammate, as with Thick Fat, it takes only half damage from Ice- and Fire-type attacks, and it can check Gastly and Ferroseed quite well using Pursuit and Fire Punch, respectively. Ponyta can check Snover and Steel-types, and it can set up sun for both itself and Chikorita to enjoy.</p>



Well done.