backhand slap ready
name: Life Orb
move 1: Hydro Pump / Surf
move 2: Shadow Ball / Ice Beam
move 3: Giga Drain / Taunt
move 4: Recover
item: Life Orb
evs: 176 HP / 216 SAtk / 116 Spd
Why this set deserves to be on-site:
- Provides an alternative spinblocker to Gengar on offensive teams
- Compared to Gengar, Jellicent spinblocks Forretress and Starmie more easily.
- Acts more as a pivot than Gengar does. Its water immunity is especially great from preventing bulky waters or Keldeo in the rain from toying with your team.
- Reliable recovery gives it multiple chances to spinblock if it makes a mistake
- Hits surprisingly hard, making it a great lure. Its secondary Ghost-STAB makes strikes common water-resists Celebi and Latias down hard
- To get the most power possible, Hydro Pump is used in the first slow, but Surf can be used for accuracy.
- Shadow is a great secondary STAB and is useful for taking down Starmie, Celebi, and Latias. Ice Beam competes with Shadow Ball since it can take down Dragon-types while still hitting Celebi and Latias.
- In the last slot, Giga Drain can be used to hit opposing Water-types and can be used to hit Starmie instead of Shadow Ball. However, Taunt is equally usable if using Shadow Ball due to its ability to shut down opposing Water-types and Blissey.
- EV's allow for Jellicent to tie with CB TTar and hit it with Hydro Pump. The rest is put into special attack and bulk
Teammates & Counters:
- Hazard setters for offensive teams, especially those with Spikes, are greatly appreciated. Deoxys-D takes the cake since it can competently setup both SR and Spikes.
- A Fighting-type, especially Terrakion or Breloom, are good teammates because of Jellicent's liability of being able to be Pursuit-trapped. Both Terrakion and Breloom can set up on Choice locked Pursuits and apreciate Jellicent's ability to lure in their counters (Celebi/Latias respectively)
- Opposing Water-types can be a pain for Jellicent, so Pokemon who can eliminate are very much appreaciated. Breloom and Thundurus-T both are especially powerful attacks who can remove Water-type with their STAB's. In a similar fashion, a Pokemon that can remove Grass-types is also appreciated. Scizor, Volcarona, and Heatran can all destroy Grass-types with their STAB's and synergize well with Jellicent.
Here is a log with MikeDecIsHere showing its annoyingness: http://www.pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou9751547
vs Tentacruel with me using Hail: http://www.pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou9807239