[overview] -Bad defences -Near impossible to stop once it gets set up -Hard to get set up -Choice Band is a good revenge killer/general annoyer with switcheroo -ExtremeSpeed is great priority move, and Linoone overall can beat ghosts, setting it apart from other Belly Drum users -Belly Drum is great, especially with Sitrus Berry -Fine Example of a late game sweeper [SET] name: Belly Drum move 1: Belly Drum move 2: ExtremeSpeed move 3: Seed Bomb move 4: Return / Shadow Claw item: Sitrus Berry ability: Pickup nature: Adamant evs: 172 HP/ 252 Atk/ 40 Def / 44 SDef [SET COMMENTS] -At +6 OHKOes the majority of the tier -2HKOes everything that it doesn’t OHKO, meaning only steels can safely switch into it, if they predict it right -1048 base attack after belly drum -Seed Bomb allows it to beat Quagsire, which would otherwise wall it. Also provides for a small amount of backbone against probopass and bastiodon, hitting them for neutral damage. -Shadow Claw OHKOes all the ghosts in the tier, and prevents them from walling it -ExtremeSpeed is the preferable move, getting STAB and +2 priority, and OHKOing more or less everything that doesn’t resist it -Sitrus Berry allows it to get a larger chance to set up, meaning it can set up on anything that does less than 75% damage, rather than just 50%. -Can set up on many of the weaker attackers in NU -Can shred apart weather teams if it gets a free turn to set up -Return hits Duosion, Exeggutor, Lickilicky, Vigoroth, Garbodor, Weezing, Amoonguss for a KO, while only missing a KO on Misdreavus and Drifblim. [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] -EV Spread Maximises bulk, meaning it can set up more often as more moves don't KO or do enough damage to stop it from setting up. It is normally used most in random circumstanses, as Linoone might be worn down by other attacks. -Pickup is used because although generally useless, it could be used in a very weird circumstance. Gluttony would do nothing, as sitrus berry activates at 50% anyway -Can use a faster spread so it can outspeed all the ghosts in the tier, being Jolly with 40 HP/ 252 Atk/ 216 Spe to outrun Haunter. This spread doesn’t have nearly as much bulk and unfortunately the power loss means it can’t guarantee a 2HKO on Tangela (even with Stealth Rock), which is a much larger threat in the tier. If you are using a spiker and aren’t worried about a loss in bulk (which could mean it can’t set up) then using this spread would be better. -Much appreciates Dual Screen support, as it significantly increases the chances of managing to set up. -Skuntank is great for it, as it can take Toxic Spikes and Pursuit any ghosts wanting to annoy Linoone due to their immunity to ExtremeSpeed. -Likes to have teammates that can break any focus sashes/sturdies, such as Golem, who can set up SR and can help beat the rare steel type -Often needs to come in after a KO, as it is hard to get in and then proceed to set up. -Rapid spin support is useful, as it again makes it easier to set up. -Can also use Silk Scarf, which gives ExtremeSpeed a large power boost. It does make it much harder to set up though. -Lum Berry means it can set-up on Scalds, Toxics, WoWs and it means it's sweep isn't stopped. [SET] name: Choice Band move 1: Switcheroo move 2: ExtremeSpeed move 3: Seed Bomb move 4: Shadow Claw item: Choice Band nature: Adamant evs: 4 HP/ 252 Atk/ 252 Spe [SET COMMENTS] -Revenge killer -Should not be used as a sweeper, because then it would fail -People will never switch out on it, due to the fear of it belly drumming -Kills any offensive poke with less than 50% HP [Insert Calcs] -It can be used in the place of bulky pokemon to stop the opponent’s offense, therefore keeping the momentum in the team -Seed Bomb and Shadow Claw are fillers, can be to OHKO the rare quagsire, as well as any ghosts (but they are hard to predict) -Switheroo allows it to break apart a good stall team by crippling one of their members [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] -EVs let it outspeed base 80s, especially misdreavus and unboosted drifblim. Adding any more speed would be useless, so putting it in HP is more useful. -Could use Belly Drum over one of the attacking moves, however it is very unlikely that you would get it up -It’s more of a supporting pokemon than an offensive pokemon, being an ideal revenge killer for teams with a need to keep up momentum -You could use Rock Smash if your team is very weak to bastiodon/probopass -You might be able to run return over Shadow Claw if your team has a reliable pursuiter, giving it a move with a higher base power so it can KO slower threats, or threats that try to switch into it after they have realised it's CB, not BD. Things it allows to do is guarantee a 2HKO on Exeggutor, and guarantee an OHKO on Flareon (after SR), as well as lots of other specially bulky slow pokemon. -Like the other set, it could use Jolly with more Speed but that would mean it wouldn’t be such an effective revenge killer. [Other Options] -Has a wide variety of bordering useless moves -Flail could be used if you run the faster belly drum set, as you’ve got a lack of HP in Belly Drum -Subs might be able to go well with flail, and it means other linoone can’t KO it if they win the speed tie/outspeed anyway -Hone Claws and Work Up are generally inferior moves, as they won’t get it to +6, meaning that it can’t sweep properly. The only reason to use Work Up is so you could trick in something and tentatively poke it with a hidden power, as due to Linoone’s horrendous Special Attack, it won’t do much. -It could use Heat Rock and Sunny Day on a sun team, just for surprise factor -Despite an ok stalling movepool, it can’t use it because it has weak defences. -Rock Smash is probably its best other option, allowing it to OHKO Bastiodon and Probopass. [Checks and Counters] -Hitting it hard before it can set up -Bastiodon, Probopass, and a bit less Lairon can all be a pain for it, because it can’t get past them if they come in on a ExtremeSpeed/Shadow Claw, or if they come in after something’s been killed. They lose to Rock Smash, but they wall the choice set. -Faster taunters, such as Skuntank, who outspeed Adamant Linoone, and can stop Dual Screen support from getting up -Bulky steels can take its attack sometimes, however they are weak to rock smash, and normally can’t switch in, only revenge/phaze it out. -If it is phazed out then it can’t normally set up Belly Drum again -Sturdy users/Focus Sash that aren’t broken are one of the best options to revenge it, especially Kadabra as it has Magic Guard -Wormadom-S is the most reliable counter, but its garbage otherwise, and needs to toxic stall it -Tangela, although it can't switch in, is one of the best checks, as it can Sleep Powder then recover any HP lost with Giga Drain, which will KO before it wakes up. -Ghosts can be a pain for it, especially Haunter/Drifbim as they can outspeed the slower sets and KO. -Regirock is a strong choice, as it can wall a Seed Bomb and retaliate, especially if it has low HP.