Pokedex: Simipour Status: Ready for QC Approvals ----------------------------------------------- [Overview] Simipour is one of the three elemental monkeys introduced in Gen 5. Unlike its two counterparts, it can become incredibly dangerous after one set up move, since Water is a fantastic offensive type. Has access to Nasty Plot, Hone Claws, and Work Up, meaning a special, physical, and mix sweeper is possible. Sits on a unique base speed of 101, which allows it to outspeed base 100's. Has a rather average 98 / 98 offensive spread, but the boosting moves allow him to raise them to fearful levels. Resists three forms of priority. However, he has his share of problems. Has a rather pitiful 75 / 63 / 63 defensive spread, meaning even neutral hits will take a chunk out of his health. His odd speed still is not enough to outspeed prominent offensive threats, namely Garchomp, who has one base point higher. This also means it falls prey to Landorus, Terakion, THundrus, and many other faster threats. Suffers to an extent from four moveslot syndrome. Despite this, Simipour is a prominent attacker, and can cause massive damage with the right team support. [Set] name: Nasty Plot move 1: Nasty Plot move 2: Hydro Pump / Surf move 3: Ice Beam / Grass Knot move 4: Focus Blast / Grass Knot item: Life Orb nature: Timid ability: Gluttony evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Set Comments With access to Nasty Plot and STAB Hydro Pump, Simipour can become a deadly sweeper after one set up. Hydro Pump is your main Water-type STAB move, and hits increidbly hard after a Nasty Plot. However, Surf is there for accuracy purposes. Ice Beam lets Simipout hit troubling Grass and Dragon-types who resist his STAB, as well as Thundrus for super effective damage. The last slot depends on what you want Simipour to hit. Focus Blast allows you to pick off Ferrothorn and other Steel-types, as well as Dark-types for super effective damage. However, Grass Knot gives Simipour the ability to hit Jellicent, who walls you otherwise. Life Orb is an obvious item choice so Simipour may hit harder, while the evs allow Simipour to reach maximum speed while hitting as hard as it can. Additional Comments Simipour can opt for an Expert Belt to bluff a choice item before setting up, as well as to hit harder with super effective hits. Scald can be used for a chance to burn, though the lack of power is very unappealing. Taunt can be used to prevent a set up, however, Simipour really appreciates running three attacks. Hidden Power Electric can be used to hit Gyarados. Teammates & Counters Simipour really appreciates Dual Screen support, as it can be quite hard to set up with his pitiful bulk. Entry hazard support is quite nice, as it allows Simipour to KO bulkier threats tha it may not be able to do so otherwise. Ferrothorn and Heatran work very well, as they both share a nice type synergy with Simipour. Simipour works great under the Rain due to STAB Hydro Pump, so Politoed makes a good partner. Status can really take a toll on Simipour, so it is always nice to pack a cleric. Depending on the move choice for slot four, SImipour will have trouble taking out certain walls. If using Focus Blast, Jellicent and Gyarados wall Simipour, and can status or straight out attack respectively. Defensive Rotom-W also can cause problems and attack Simipour with STAB Thunderbolt. If using Grass Knot, Ferrothorn is a huge problem, as he can take Simipour's Water STAB, as well as Ice Beam, and retaliate with Power Whip. However, he must beware of a +6 Ice Beam. [Other Options] Simipour can go mixed with Work Up, though the lack of power in unappealing. Simipour can opt for a physical set with Hone Claws, though relatively weak physical moves and the fact ti isn't very strong after one boost hinders it. Hidden Power Electric can used to hit Gyarados and opposing Waters. Simipour can use taunt to prevent a set up, but its too frail to pull it off. Scald is an option to burn physical attackers, though the lack in power in comparison to Hydro Pump makes it the inferior choice. A choice set could work, but Starmie pulls off a better Choice Specs and Choice Scarf set, while Choice Band is even pulled off better by Swampert. [Checks and Counters] Ferrothorn can Power Whip those who don't carry Focus Blast. Anything that can outspeed Simipour can wreck it with even neutral hit considering its pathetic defenses. Jellicent walls those who do not carry Grass Knot or Crunch. Priority, even resisted, can really dent Simipour. Residual damage can easily kill off Simipour. Thundrus and Whimsicott can come in on a predicted Nasty Plot ank either KO with STAB super effective Thunderbolt or stall it out respectively. [Dream World] Simipour recieves Torrent as a Dream World ability. Though Gluttony is useful, since none of the pinch berries are release, he cannot make much of a use out of it. Since Simipour will usually be near Torrent range once attacked, and with a Nasty Plot boost, it can fire off an incredibly powerful Hydro Pump.