Tangrowth (F) @ Choice Specs / Life Orb Trait: Regenerator EVs: 112 HP / 252 SAtk / 144 Spd Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Leaf Storm - Focus Blast - Hidden Power [Rock] - Sleep Powder Role: Wallbreaker What it Does: Despite the fact that Tangrowth is a great physical wall, it has an often overlooked base 110 Special Attack that's actually higher than that of Sceptile's. This allows Tangrowth to pull off a solid offensive set with Choice Specs. Access to Regenerator helps this immensely as it allows Tangrowth to actually be rewarded for being locked into an unfavorable move, restoring 33% of its max HP upon switching out. Leaf Storm just wrecks stuff. Not many things will take to kindly to taking it should they lack special bulk and a resistance. Focus Blast crushes common special walls such as Clefable and is also useful for hitting Sap Sipper Pokemon such as Bouffalant and Sawsbuck. Hidden Power Rock catches the Fire and Flying types roaming around in RU, specifically catching Moltres off-guard. Finally, there's Sleep Powder. Although it is often unwise to use a status move on a choiced Pokemon, Sleep Powder will force the opponent to switch as well unless the target has Sleep Talk. Good Teammates: Having a Fighting type can prove useful. Even though Tangrowth can catch the common Sap Sipper Pokemon with Focus Blast, it would much rather unleash Leaf Storm with impunity. Gallade and Medicham are 2 solid choices as both can break down special walls alongside Tangrowth. Bulky Grass types, especially Roselia, are a pain for this set. Thus, Moltres can make for a wonderful partner as it eats Grass types for breakfast while Tangrowth can effortlessly remove Moltres's best counter, Lanturn, from play. Slowking once again is a great partner for Tangrowth, and it too can run a Specs set to form a Regenerator core that is sure to quickly break down the opposing team. What Counters it: Roselia is the #1 counter to this set. 4x resist to Leaf Storm, resist to Focus Blast, and Natural Cure to fix sleep issues combine to make it a full stop to Specs Tangrowth. Sap Sipper Pokemon such as Bouffalant and Sawsbuck can keep Tangrowth in check by discouraging the use of both Leaf Storm and Sleep Powder. Fire types such as Moltres and Entei can withstand Leaf Storm and Moltres even takes Focus Blast decently well. However, both must be careful of HP Rock or Sleep Powder. Clefable has to be wary of Focus Blast, but it doesn't particularly mind Tangrowth's other moves and has Magic Guard to keep it from getting worn down by residual damage. Finally, most special attackers with at least a strong neutral move will typically be able to revenge kill Tangrowth as that base 50 Special Defense is even more exploitable without Leftovers and full HP investment.