Ahh Seedot! one of my favorite pokemon, I never expected him to evolve into something that looks like Shifty. Anyway, let's take a look at what our little lackluster acorn can do! This is what he looks like for clueless people Seedot obviously didn't get all that much from last gen, with more pokemon coming in to outclass him even more. But, if you want to be original, he certainly has some sets he can use to some success and a little bit of unpredictability to work with. This isn't the topic for discussing if he'll be banned http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-bw/273.shtml Stats: 40 Hp 40 Atk 50 Def 30 sp.atk 30 sp.def 30 speed abilities: Chlorophyll: Doubles Speed under the sun (somewhat useless now with Drought Vulpix being banned) Early Bird: Cuts sleeping turns in half, rounding to the lower value Ie. 3 cuts down to 1 (a useful ability to quasi-counter sleep!) Pickpocket: May Steal opponents item when attacked (unreleased and therefore illegal) alight so the first thing that sticks out is Seedot's piss poor stats, However he has a solid movepool and "passable" stats to make things work out well for him. Sets: Bulky Acorn, Early Bird Eviolite Bold EV's: 196 HP / 196 Def / 118 SpD ~Synthesis ~Amnesia/Protect ~Leech Seed ~Toxic This isn't the best set, and I probably wouldn't recommend it. but, if you want to try and run a little Seedot stall this is for you! Synthesis is obvious for healing while leech seed and toxic sap away at the opponents health and Protect is to stall things out while Amnesia buffs your SpD. Don't expect to outstall everything with this set as it isn't the bulkiest pokemon around. Physical Seedot, Early Bird Eviolite / Life Orb Adamant Evs: 196 HP / 196 Atk / 118 SpD ~Swords Dance ~Synthesis / Quick Attack / Nature Power ~Seed Bomb ~Explosion A physical Seedot set for people who need an original (my excuse to use Seedot) physical attacker. Swords Dance is a must. duh. a Swords Dance will leave you at 28 attack which is pretty solid. You really don't have all that much bulk though but it's always nice to setup on pokemon like Frillish who are probably scared of a Seed Bomb or Giga Drain. Synthesis is for a little healing. Quick Attack for the always-useful priority. and Nature Power for the pure fact that it turns into earthquake giving you nice coverage. Explosion is what sets you apart from Deerling and no pokemon wants to take an SD boosted Explosion. Nasty Plot Seedot, Early Bird Eviolite / Life Orb Modest EV's: 196 HP / 196 SpA / 118 SpD ~Nasty Plot ~Synthesis / Shadow Ball / Leech Seed ~Giga Drain ~Hidden Power Fire / Ice Seedot is famous for being able to use Nasty Plot. Though, it's not the most hard-hitting pokemon in LC so be aware of what you can and can't handle. Synthesis is for some healing. Shadow Ball is for more coverage and makes you somewhat able to deal with Gastly while Leech Seed saps at the opponent's health. Giga Drain is your main attack and it recovers any lost health which is always helpful. Hidden Power Fire is for steel types like Ferroseed while HP ice allows you to strike the always-scary Dragon types. So. what's the opinion of this neat little pokemon? Obviously he won't be taking LC by storm but think he'll be able to give your team a use? Post sets and ideas or just plain comment on the little acorn.