Hiyakki ------------------------------ [Overview] Its the only Water-type that gets Nasty Plot (aside from Slowking, but Hiyakki is fast enough to abuse it.) Good base 101 Speed means it can abuse Nasty Plot well to sweep. Great offensive movepool and decent base 98 Special Attack. Very, very bad defenses. Totally outclassed by Manaphy who is far bulkier, gets a bigger power boost with Tail Glow, and can heal off status with Hydration. [SET] name: Nasty Plot move 1: Nasty Plot move 2: Hydro Pump move 3: Ice Beam move 4: Grass Knot / Focus Blast / Taunt item: Life Orb nature: Timid evs: 6 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Set Comments: This is the only thing Hiyakki can really do well. Fortunately, Hiyakki has decent Special Attack and good Speed, so it can pull this off pretty well. Nasty Plot boosted Hydro Pumps in the Rain really hurt. Ice Beam is great to cover Dragon-types and Grass-types. Additional Comments: Grass Knot takes care of enemy Water-types. Focus Blast hits Rotom-W for a nice chunk of damage while covering Dialga and Empoleon. Taunt is something Hiyakki has over Manaphy. With Taunt, Hiyakki stands a chance at beating Blissey as well as blocking attempts to status it. Teammates & Counters: Any faster Pokemon with a super effective attack can beat Hiyakki as it can't take a hit at all. Blissey totally walls Hiyakki unless it has Taunt. Jaroda, Latias, and Latios all outspeed Hiyakki and OHKOes with an appropriate attack. They can also switch in on anything bar Ice Beam. Rotom-W and Vaporeon take nothing% damage from Grass Knot, resist every other attack, and can fell Hiyakki with Thunderbolt or outstall it with Toxic. Scizor can handle Jaroda, Blissey, Latios, and Latias easily with its strong STAB U-turn. A sturdy Grass-type such as Shaymin or Birijion can deal with Rotom-W and Vaporeon. Wobbuffet can trap and KO Choice Scarf Pokemon and help Hiyakki set up with Encore. Kyogre/Politoed provide infinite Rain support to help fuel Hydro Pump. [Team Options] As many entry hazards as you can get. Screens can help Hiyakki set up. Rain increases the power of Hiyakki's STAB Hydro Pump. Strong physical attackers such as Terakion, Scizor, and Salamence can help deal with Blissey. Shaymin-S can deal with most Grass-types and bulky Waters [Optional Changes] Surf can be used over Hydro Pump for more accuracy, but Hiyakki needs all the power it can get. Substitute and a Pinch Berry can be used alongside Gluttony, but this is a very risky strategy that usually won't pay off. Hiyakki can attempt to go mixed with Cheer Up as it has a good movepool on both sides of the spectrum. [Counters] Blissey. Fast Grass-types such as Jaroda, Shaymin-S, and Birijion. Latios and Latias don't really care about anything except a boosted Ice Beam. Anything faster than Hiyakki with a moderately powerful super effective attack beats it. Anything that counters Manaphy counters Hiyakki. [Dream World] Hiyakki gets Torrent as its Dream World ability. Gluttony does not help Hiyakki at all as it is too frail to really make good use of Pinch Berries, so Torrent is always the superior option.