Gamageroge [Overview] Despite great typing, has mediocre stats, especially defensively, which inhibit it from playing a Swampert-like role. Also lacking in solid support options such as Stealth Rock or Recover. However, it has access to Swift Swim, and the Water/Ground defensive typing, coupled with its high HP make a defensive set viable. [SET] name: Swift Swim move 1: Surf/Hydro Pump move 2: Hidden Power [Electric] / Hidden Power [Ice] move 3: Focus Blast move 4: Grass Knot/Sludge Wave item: Life Orb nature: Timid evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Set Description: Your standard Life Orb Swift Swimmer; while hampered noticeably by the lack of access to Ice Beam, it has a decent movepool to work with, though with sadly redundant coverage. Hydro Pump or Surf is the primary STAB move; Grass Knot provides coverage against waters. Gamageroge must choose between hitting Gyarados and other waters with neutrality to Grass Knot with Hidden Power Electric, or hitting dragons like Salamence and Dragonite. Focus Blast is useful against certain water-resistant steels, like Emploeon and Nattorei, as well as providing extra coverage. It also does more damage to Sazando than Hidden Power Ice. Sludge Wave could be useful against opposing Grass Types, however, Gamageroge should not stay in against them unless they are weakened. Additional Comments: Simple EV spread usually as there's no reason to use anything other than 252 SAtk / 252 Speed. Modest is not recommended; with Modest Gamageroge is outsped by Deoxys-S and max speed base 102 or higher scarfers in the rain. Teammates and Counters: Obviously you'll want Politoed or Kyogre to set up the rain. Shandera, depending on type (usually SubCM), is potentially useful in killing opposing certain weather-changers such as Hippowdon and Ninetales. Grass types like Celebi, Jaroda or Erefuun can come in on Grass attacks, as well as water attacks aimed at its Water neutrality. Shaymin-S has a 4x Grass resist, so it's even better for this role. If Gamaeroge is not carrying Slime Wave, it will have great difficulty getting past Grass types; if it is not carrying Grass Knot, it will struggle with Water types, which can deal severe damage to it in the rain due to Ground negating its water resist. Vaporeon and Manaphy shut it down entirely because of Grass Knot's low base power against them. Gamageroge must beware of opposing weather changers, though his saving grace is that all potential weather changers are weak to Water. Salamence or Gyarados can shut it down depending on what Hidden Power it decides to carry. [SET] name: Choice Specs move 1: Hydro Pump move 2: Sludge Wave move 3: Focus Blast move 4: Grass Knot item: Choice Specs nature: Timid evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Set Description: Overall, similar to the LO Swift Swimmer, except that it is not neccesarily dependent on the rain to be effective. As Specs Gamaeroge will play differently from the LO Swift Swimmer, Hydro Pump is better for its more hit-and-run style. Slime Wave is more useful on this set, as it will look to predict Grass switchins and severely dent them. Teammates and Counters: While it certainly benefits from the rain, Specs Gamageroge's role is to dent potential checks to another sweeper; it can dent Water types with Grass Knot, Grass types with Slime Wave, Nattorei with Focus Blast. It can also clear the way for other sweepers countered by certain bulky waters like Doryuuzu and Tyranitar. Like the previous set, Vaporeon and Manaphy shut it down, though the less defensive Manaphy variants won't appreciate Specs Hydro Pump. Grass/Poison hybrids like Venusaur are also effective switch-ins, as they are neutral to Slime Wave and can OHKO back with a grass move. [Dream World] Water Absorb provides Gamageroge a few new defensive options; with this ability it can shut down bulky waters almost entirely. It can work similarly to Quagsire in checking Kyogre, but it is forced to use Toxic in lieu of Yawn.