/ # 478 - Froslass Froslass! She returns in the 5th generation, ready to set up some Spikes and block Rapid Spin at the same time. Abilities Snow Cloak -Raises the Pokémon’s evasion during a hailstorm by one level. Dream World Ability Cursed Body -If it is attacked, it will occasionally cause the attacking move to be Disabled. 30% Base Stats 70 HP | 80 Atk | 70 Def | 80 SpAtk | 70 SpDef | 110 Speed Level Up Moves (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Level Up Moves (open) Level Up Moves (close) Lv1 - Powder Snow Lv1 - Leer Lv1 - Double Team Lv1 - Astonish Lv4 - Double Team Lv10 - Astonish Lv13 - Icy Wind Lv19 - Confuse Ray Lv22 - Ominous Wind Lv28 - Wake-Up Slap Lv31 - Captivate Lv37 - Ice Shard Lv40 - Hail Lv51 - Blizzard Lv59 - Destiny Bond Learnable TMs (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Learnable TMs (open) Learnable TMs (close) TM06 - Toxic TM07 - Hail TM10 - Hidden Power TM12 - Taunt TM13 - Ice Beam TM14 - Blizzard TM15 - Hyper Beam TM16 - Light Screen TM17 - Protect TM18 - Rain Dance TM19 - Telekinesis TM20 - Safeguard TM21 - Frustration TM24 - Thunderbolt TM25 - Thunder TM27 - Return TM29 - Psychic TM30 - Shadow Ball TM32 - Double Team TM41 - Torment TM42 - Facade TM44 - Rest TM45 - Attract TM48 - Troll TM56 - Fling TM63 - Embargo TM66 - Payback TM68 - Giga Impact TM70 - Flash TM73 - Thunder Wave TM77 - Psych Up TM79 - Ice Breath TM85 - Dream Eater TM87 - Swagger TM90 - Substitute Egg Moves (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Egg Moves (open) Egg Moves (close) Block Spikes Rollout Disable Bide Weather Ball Avalanche Evil Eye Fake Tears *In bold is what I think are good moves for Froslass.* Potential Sets Froslass @ Focus Sash Ability - Cursed Body Nature - Timid EVs - 252 SpAtk/4 SpDef/252 Spe ~Spikes ~Taunt ~Ice Beam/Shadow Ball ~Destiny Bond Standard Froslass set. Her main purpose is to be a lead. Spikes is the main thing you want to set up. Taunt allows her to stop opposing leads from setting up their own entry hazards, cause status problems, or set up on you. (Stat boosting moves) After that, use Destiny Bond to take down the opposing Pokemon to tie up the match while having Spikes on the field. Ice Beam is your main attack, to destroy most Dragons while Shadow Ball is to hit ghost types such as Shadera and Desukan. About her Dream World ability, it actually makes good uses. Here, scarletnova states a possible scenario how Cursed Body has it's uses. It's nice to have a move disable because this opens up a turn for a Pokemon to set up Swords Dance, Stealth Rock, etc, if the opponent decides to switch out. Froslass @ Bright Powder Ability - Snow Cloak Nature - Timid EVs - 248 HP/228 Def/32 Spe ~Fake Tears ~Blizzard ~Thunder Wave/Substitute ~Substitute/Shadow Ball Okay, so this looks very similar to the Snow Cloak abuser set; though different because of a new egg move! With Fake Tears, Froslass can be a bit of a support. You must run Froslass with Abamasnow to have Hail weather in effect. The best way to make this work is to scare off a Dragon type, use substitute, and then use an appropriate move depending on he Pokemon. Most of the time T-Wave is best to use after sub. Fake Tears can be used first instead of T-Wave because we want a 2 SpDef drop. From there, attack of switch out to an appropriate counter. Counters that benefit from the drop are obviously specially based Pokemon. Now for some reason I think about Shandera comes into mind because of that huge 140 SpAtk. Despite of the ghost type weakness, Shandera benefits from paralyzed opponents or Pokemon with a 2 SpDef drop. With Shadow Tag, opposing Pokemon won't escape and will be OHKO'ed most of the time. There is one flaw... switching out ruins this set but like I said before, it's a combination of the Snow Cloak abuser set. Toxic Spikes support is excellent since she can possible avoid an attack and cause some sort of stall. Uberslass @ Focus Sash Ability - Cursed Body Nature - Timid EVs - 252 SpAtk/4 SpDef/252 Spe ~Spikes ~Icy Wind ~Shadow Ball/Ice Beam ~Destiny Bond/HP Fire This set still has uses in the 5th generation. Icy Wind is to slow down leads such as Deoxys. It still works well if the opponent decides to switch because many will not like the speed drop. Follow up with Spikes. Shadow Ball is so you can stop Deoxys-S from setting up more than one layer of Spikes, only set up Stealth Rock, or none at all if Deoxys-S decides to taunt Froslass. Ice Beam also works out fine due to a few more Pokemon to hit super effectively like Zekrom. Destiny Bond is to take down one Pokemon as a last resort while HP fire is to take out Forretress and Genosekuto. (Assuming Genosekuto gets into ubers) Final Thoughts Froslass is still a good lead when you pair her up with other Pokemon. Those would be the ones who want to sweep a team since layers of Spikes helps them eliminate Pokemon more easier. Even with GameFreak enabling to see each others Pokemon, she can still pull something off with her 110 base speed. Thoughts, criticism, new sets to work out with Cursed Body, etc, are welcomed.