Approved by Elevator Music Defense in Little Cup The Little Cup metagame is quite fast-paced, and filled with offensive threats like Swords Dance Drilbur, Nasty Plot Misdreavus, and Life Orb Murkrow, these Pokemon roam around in pretty much every single Little Cup match. While having such powerful offensive threats does make full stall completely unviable, defense is still very viable in Little Cup and it is quite common to see bulky offense teams utilizing solid defensive cores or Pokémon. Defensive Pokémon can provide teams with walls to powerful offensive threats, and most of them carry useful utility like hazards, status effects, spin blocking, phazinng, healers, clerics the list goes on! In this thread we look to break down defense in Little Cup. The method in how we 'break it down' is going to be flexible. What I mean by this is that the thread doesn't have any rules about what you can and can't post. You can write about pretty much anything you want as long as its about defense in Little Cup. Some things to think about are: *What Makes a Defensive Pokémon or Defensive Core Viable? *What Are Your Thoughts on Defense in Little Cup in General? *What Do You Take Into Account When Creating a Defensive Core? *Why Do We Add Defensive Pokémon to Our Teams? * Post Good Defensive Pokémon Sets *Post Good Defensive Cores So yeah those are just a few things to think about but don't limit yourself to just those suggestions, in fact if you have a good question about defense then feel free to ask it in this thread, I may add it to the OP if its a good, discussion sparking question. Within this thread I will also have an archive for 'Defensive Cores' and 'Defensive Pokemon' so the cores and sets that I find viable I will add to the 'Defensive Archive'. When posting sets and cores please post them in an Importable Format this will make it much prettier in the archive and will also let others use the defensive goodness that you post in their Pokémon teams. When you post a defensive set or core please also include a paragraph on what they do, what are their moves used for, what do each Pokémon contribute to in a core and any other information really just try not to overload it with fluff. That's it guys discuss away!