Engage wall of text Egg in RBY: Borat's pretty much right. After Tauros, Snorlax, and Chansey comes Eggy, the fourth and final "mandatory mon". It's a good combination of offense and defense - on offense, it puts things to sleep and Explodes on a Specialist such as Chansey. On Defense, it's the safest thing to bring in on Rhydon, resists Psychic, and at full health it can even take a couple hits from Snorlax and Tauros to hit them back with its strong Psychics. Its Speed is pretty notable too, as it puts it right above Chansey so it can Explode before it has to take an Ice Beam. Exeggutor's blend of defensiveness against a wide variety of foes and non-conventional offense via Explosion and Sleep allows it to offer so much that usually it can't help but make its team better. Of course, Egg isn't without its faults - just like Swampert in ADV, Eggy gets worn down pretty easily from repeated switch-ins to Rock-Types' Body Slams and Rock Slides, and its only recovery option in Rest is hardly stellar. Furthermore, Pokemon such as Lapras and Jynx exist, and both are fairly strong offensive threats that exploit Egg by outpacing it and threatening to murder it with STAB Blizzards. The pros almost always outweigh the cons, though, especially since Eggy is very likely to score the two-for-one sleep-and-explode deal. Egg in GSC: I don't know if I'd put it right after the Electrics here. I've never been as high on it as Borat is. Still, there's no denying it's a top threat, and if it has yet to throw Sleep, Eggy is an absolute nightmare to see. It's pretty similar to its RBY counterpart in that it's a peculiar mix of both offense and defense, although it's skewed a lot more offensively in GSC. Its typing gives so much synergy to teams, allowing it to check all sorts of stuff like Machamp, Marowak, and Vaporeon. Of course, on offense, it's still got Sleep to throw in addition to strong Psychics and Explosion to make Sleep Talkers leery. My biggest issue, though, is that Eggy also has some pretty nasty weaknesses. On defense, Marowak and Machamp can easily abuse its Bug weakness to kill it (albeit not without first taking a big hit), Vap can always run Ice Beam if so inclined, and of course its Pursuit weakness is just terrible and forces it to run Giga Drain over the otherwise-superior HP Fire just so it can keep Tyranitar from owning it too badly. On offense, with Psychic and Giga Drain typically being its only attacks, it's kind of unique in a bad way as a "mixed" (via Explosion) attacker that can't beat SkarmBliss. It needs to run HP Fire to consistently get past Skarm, but of course if you do that, there's nothing stopping PursuitTar from just spamming Pursuit to kill you unless you have yet to use Sleep Powder - and having to save Sleep just to get away from Ttar absolutely kills its offensive potential. Aside from what's listed above, Eggy also has a SubSeed set that I'm not too big on, but I guess it works well, especially with Spikes support, to spread paralysis. To recap, Eggy offers teams a lot of defensive synergy while also being threatening with Sleep + Boom, something it also did in RBY, though it's by no means mandatory in GSC, and it has even more nasty weaknesses than before. Still, it has this tremendous ability to scare everything and to potentially win games on its own that still makes it great in spite of its flaws, and as long as you don't expect too much and are flexible with how you see Egg's role between matches (e.g., sometimes it's your Zapdos-killer and sometimes it's your Machamp wall), Egg will shine. RSE and DPP Egg I can't even pretend to know anything about.