Spike'n it up. status: one set done, another partially done [Overview] Similar to Skorupi and Spinarak, who share the same typing Access to both Spikes and Toxic Spikes separates it Of the three, Fushide is the weakest attacker Hard Roller's high flinch rate and Poison Point can make it annoying to fight Overall below average Pokemon, but it has its perks [Set] name: Supportipede move 1: Spikes move 2: Toxic Spikes move 3: Poison Jab move 4: Payback / Hidden Power Fire item: Berry Juice ability: Poison Point nature: Impish / Hardy evs: 196 HP / 44 Def / 204 SpD / 64 Spe [Set Comments] Unlike Spinarak and Skorupi, Fushide can provide double Spike support Spikes and Toxic Spikes obviously for team support Poison Jab for powerful STAB Payback hits Ghost-types for super effective damage Hidden Power Fire scores damage on Steel-types, most notable being Tesshiido Impish nature if you are running Payback. Hardy nature is rarely a preferred option on Pokemon, but Fushide doesn't like having any of its stats lowered [Additional Comments] If you are playing somewhere that Berry Juice is banned, Oran Berry and Bug Bite are great options Works well on both offensive and stall teams Keep Fushide alive as long as you can, since your opponent may be hiding a Poison-type or a spinner to remove all of its hard work Barboach and Heatproof Bronzor are great teammates, resisting Fushide's main weaknesses, although Bronzor must watch out since most Pokemon that carry Rock-type moves also carry Ground-type moves A spinner is recommended to use alongside Fushide [Set] name: Agilipede move 1: Agility move 2: Hard Roller move 3: Poison Jab move 4: Hidden Power Fire / Hidden Power Ice item: Life Orb ability: Swarm nature: Naughty evs: 240 Atk / 40 SpA / 224 Spe [Set Comments] Skorupi and Spinarak do this overall better, but its still a decent option on Fushide Hard Roller is Fushide's only way of distinguishing itself from Skorupi and Spinarak. It's 30% chance of flinching the opponent is enough to tear some hair out Poison Jab is Fushide's strongest physical STAB Hidden Power Fire scores hits on Tesshiido and Bronzor while Hidden Power Ice puts a massive dent in Gligar [Additional Comments] Rapid Spin support is recommended Stealth Rock and / or Spikes support is also nice, so Ishizumai, Omanyte, Bronzor or Tesshiido would be a good teammate [Team Options] Barboach, Mantyke and Heatproof Bronzor cover most of Fushide's weaknesses very well. Mantyke needs to watch out for Rock-type moves, though Spinners such as Squirtle and Baltoy are good teammates Offensive sets appreciate Stealth Rock and Spikes support Dual Screens is never bad to have, but Fushide doesn't absolutely need them [Optional Changes] Evolution Stone is a decent option on the Supportipede set It can run Choice Scarf, but it really lacks power without a boost from Life Orb Venom Shock is a gimmicky but somewhat effective option on sets with Toxic Spikes [Counters] Aron can take on Fushide with impunity Without Hidden Power Ice, Gligar laughs at Fushide. Without Hidden Power Fire, Tesshiido scoffs at Fushide's feeble assaults Croagunk can absorb Toxic Spikes and resists both its STAB, but Vacuum Wave does near nothing Zuruggu is a fairly good counter [Dream World] Giving Quick Feet to a physical attacker who can't be poisoned and learns Agility? Brilliant!