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Sneasel (Analysis)

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  1. SuperJOCKE

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    Sneasel

    [Overview]

    <p>On paper, Sneasel might not look like a dangerous threat. It has low HP and Defense stats, and it's 4x weak to the common Fighting-type moves in the tier, moves that are often physical. Sneasel is also weak to the common Stealth Rock and its movepool is rather limited, with its best Dark-type moves being Pursuit and Bite. However, with the right tools Sneasel can actually become rather dangerous. Sneasel has access to a priority move in Ice Shard, and with an excellent Speed stat and a decent Attack stat, Sneasel can use Choice Band, Choice Scarf, and Swords Dance to great success. With Choice Band and Choice Scarf, Sneasel becomes a terrific revenge killer, and, with Swords Dance, it can pull off a late-game sweep.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Ice Punch
    move 2: Pursuit
    move 3: Brick Break
    move 4: Ice Shard
    item: Choice Band / Choice Scarf
    ability: Inner Focus
    nature: Jolly / Adamant
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to its high Speed and decent Attack stats, Sneasel makes a great Choice user, and is able to outspeed several Pokemon and revenge kill them. With Choice Band, Sneasel will hit hard, easily finishing off slower, weakened opponents. However, Choice Scarf makes Sneasel outspeed other Choice Scarf users, and can hit them before they hit Sneasel.</p>

    <p>Ice Punch should be Sneasel's main attack, as it is the most reliable and most powerful move at Sneasel's disposal. Despite its low Base Power, Pursuit is the best Dark-type move Sneasel has, and it can trap weakened opponents. Brick Break hits Steel- and Water-type Pokemon, such as Aggron and Omastar, harder than any of Sneasel's other moves. Brick Break also hits Munchlax much harder. Ice Shard is a nice priority move that Sneasel can use to finish off weakened Pokemon that are faster, such as Choice Scarf and Shell Smash users, if Sneasel is using Choice Band.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Low Kick is an option over Brick Break, as it hits Aggron, Steelix, and Munchlax harder; however, it deals less damage to Pokemon such as Omastar and Kabutops. Rapid Spin support is a must, as Sneasel will be switching around a lot. Of all the Pokemon with access to Rapid Spin, Claydol pairs with Sneasel the best. Claydol resists the Fighting- and Rock-type moves that Sneasel is weak to, and in return, Sneasel can sometimes take Ice- and Dark-type moves directed at Claydol (physical ones will still put a huge dent in Sneasel). Something to take care of Fighting-types is really helpful for Sneasel. Moltres is an excellent partner, as it resists Fighting-type moves, as well as Bug-, Steel-, and Fire-type moves, and can hit back hard with its Fire- and Flying-type moves. Quagsire is also a good partner, as it can take care of most Fire-types in the tier, especially Entei, while Sneasel handles Grass-types well, which Quagsire has trouble with.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Ice Punch
    move 3: Brick Break
    move 4: Taunt / Pursuit
    item: Focus Sash / Life Orb
    ability: Inner Focus
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Choice Band will make Sneasel hit hard right off the bat, Swords Dance will make Sneasel hit even harder, and works well with its great Speed. Ice Punch packs quite a punch when boosted by Swords Dance, but Ice Shard is a nice option as well, being a good priority move to finish off faster opponents. Brick Break covers Steel- and Water-types that resist Sneasel's Ice-type moves; Ice and Fighting gives almost perfect neutral coverage, the only Pokemon resisting both types being Qwilfish and Slowking. Brick Break also hits Munchlax much harder than Ice Punch. Taunt makes setting up much easier and works great with Sneasel's Speed. However, Pursuit is also an option in the last slot for a secondary STAB move, and can hit pretty hard after some boosts, especially when the opponent is switching.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Low Kick is an option over Brick Break to hit Aggron, Steelix, and Munchlax harder, but it does less damage to Pokemon such as Omastar and Kabutops. Substitute is also a great move to use in the last slot to protect Sneasel from status and make setting up easier. Substitute works great against Pokemon that need to rely on low accuracy moves to take Sneasel out. An Adamant nature is usable to let Sneasel hit harder, but that means it won't be able to outspeed positive natured Galvantula, Archeops, and Scolipede.</p>

    <p>Rapid Spin support is welcomed to keep entry hazards off the field, keeping Sneasel's Focus Sash intact (if that is the chosen item). Claydol is the best choice for this, as its typing really helps Sneasel. Claydol resists the Fighting- and Rock-type moves that Sneasel is weak to, while Sneasel can take Ice- and Dark-type moves directed at Claydol. Dual screen support can help Sneasel to set up easier; Claydol can do this alongside using Rapid Spin, but Uxie is an option as well. Both can also set up Stealth Rock, which is helpful as Sneasel may struggle to KO some Pokemon. Scolipede is another good choice, as it can set up both Toxic Spikes and Spikes. Moltres can really help in taking care of those pesky Fighting-types that threaten Sneasel. It can also take care of Bug- and Steel-types such as Scyther and Ferroseed, and it resists Fire-type moves. Quagsire can help to deal with Entei, which is a big threat to Sneasel. In return, Sneasel can easily take care of those Grass-types Quagsire has problems with.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Sneasel's other options are few. Low Sweep is an alternative Fighting-type move, which has the useful effect of lowering the opponent's Speed stat. Sneasel also has access to Punishment, but it's really situational. It does work wonders against Shell Smash users, though. Knock Off is also viable to really screw with Eviolite, Choice Scarf, and Choice Band users. Blizzard is viable if you opt to use Sneasel on a hail team; an uninvested Blizzard with a neutral nature will actually hit Tangrowth harder than a Choice Band Ice Punch.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Mach Punch is the easiest way to end Sneasel, as it is 4x weak to Fighting-type moves. Notable users of the move are Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee. Overall, Poliwrath is the number one counter to Sneasel, as it resists both of Sneasel's STAB moves and has the defenses to easily take a Brick Break. Poliwrath can then proceed to easily KO Sneasel with a STAB Fighting-type move. Entei has enough bulk to take a hit from Sneasel, and can easily KO it with Flare Blitz. Charizard and Moltres are two other examples of Fire-types that can easily take out Sneasel. Medicham will easily KO Sneasel with its STAB Hi Jump Kick and massive Attack stat. However, it needs to be careful of Ice Shard if it's at low health. Qwilfish resists both Ice Punch and Brick Break, and it takes nothing from Pursuit thanks to Intimidate. Quagsire has a good Defense stat and can easily take hits from Swords Dance Sneasel, as it ignores the Swords Dance boosts with Unaware. Quagsire also has access to Recover to restore the little health it loses.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Sneasel receives Pickpocket as its Dream World ability. Pickpocket is a gimmicky ability at best. Its effect of stealing the opponent's item when it makes contact is situational and a one-time use, unless the opponent is holding a usable item, such as a Berry or a Gem. It's best to stick with Inner Focus to at least prevent Sneasel from flinching and stick with either Choice Band, Choice Scarf, Focus Sash, or Life Orb from the beginning. However, Pickpocket is still more viable than Keen Eye.</p>
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    You know, sneasel gets punishment, its not the strongest attack but it may be used to hit stat boosters, maybe AC material?
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    It's in OO, and imo, it should stay there.
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    congrats molten for not reading carefully enough, if you think it should be in OO, then thats okay, as long as its mentioned.
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    SD Sneasel actually suprised me a bit tbh
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    What exactly is Pursuit accomplishing on the SD set btw? You're probably better off using even Bite or something, lol...
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    Pursuit is way better.
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    For what though? So you can Pursuit on the switch instead of SD'ing on the switch?
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    Same thing here, thanks. Will write it when I get the chance.
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    This is now finally written and ready for GP checks...
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    [Overview]

    <p>On paper, Sneasel might not look like a dangerous threat. It has low HP and Defense stats , (comma) while it's and is 4x weak to the common Fighting-type moves in the tier; moves that are often physical. Sneasel is also weak to the common Stealth Rock; (semicolon) and its movepool is rather limited as well, (comma) with seeing as its best Dark-type move being Pursuit. However, with the right tools Sneasel can actually become rather dangerous. Sneasel has access to a priority move in Ice Shard and with a excellent Speed stat and a decent Attack stat, Sneasel can use Choice Band, Choice Scarf, and Swords Dance sets to great success. With Choice Band and Choice Scarf, Sneasel becomes a terrific revenge killer, ; (semicolon , (comma) and whereas with Swords Dance, it can pull off a late-game sweep.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Ice Punch
    move 2: Pursuit
    move 3: Brick Break
    move 4: Ice Shard
    item: Choice Band / Choice Scarf
    ability: Inner Focus
    nature: Jolly / Adamant
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to its high Speed and decent Attack stats, Sneasel makes a great user of Choice Band, as well as Choice Scarf, being able to ]since it can[/COLOR] outspeed several Pokemon and revenge kill them. With Choice Band, Sneasel will hit hard, easily finishing off slower, weakened opponents. However, Choice Scarf makes Sneasel outspeed other Choice Scarf users, and can hit them before they hit Sneasel.</p>

    <p>Ice Punch should be Sneasel's main attacking move, being a good, reliable move, and Sneasel's most powerful move at its disposal. Pursuit is unfortunately Sneasel's best Dark-type move, but it's still a good move, making since it allows Sneasel able to trap weakened Pokemon. Brick Break hits Steel- and Water-type Pokemon, such as Aggron and Omastar, harder than any of Sneasel's other moves. Brick Break also hits Munchlax much harder. Ice Shard is a nice priority move that Sneasel can use to finish off weakened Pokemon that is are faster, such as Choice Scarf (assuming Sneasel is holding a Choice Band) users if Sneasel is using Choice Band and Shell Smash users.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Low Kick is an option over Brick Break, as it hits Aggron, Steelix, and Munchlax harder than Brick Break; however, it deals less damage to Pokemon such as Omastar and Kabutops. Rapid Spin support is must, as Sneasel will be switching around a lot. Claydol pairs best with Sneasel of all the Pokemon that has access to Rapid Spin in the tier. Claydol resists the Fighting- and Rock-type moves that Sneasel is weak to, and ; in return, Sneasel can take Ice- and Dark-type moves directed at Claydol. Something to take care of Fighting-types is really helpful for Sneasel. Moltres is an excellent choice of a partner, as it resists Fighting-,type moves, as well as Bug-, Steel-, and Fire-type moves, and can hit back hard with its Fire- and Flying-type moves. Quagsire is also a good partner, as it can take care of most Fire-types in the tier, especially Entei, while ; (semicolon) Sneasel handles Grass-types well in return, which Quagsire have has trouble with.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Ice Punch
    move 3: Brick Break
    move 4: Taunt / Pursuit
    item: Focus Sash / Life Orb
    ability: Inner Focus
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Choice Band will make Sneasel hit hard right off the bat, Swords Dance will make Sneasel hit even harder and works great well with its great Speed. Ice Punch packs quite a punch when boosted by Swords Dance, while Ice Shard is a nice option as well, (comma) being since it is a good priority move to finish off faster opponents. Brick Break covers Steel- and Water-types that resist Sneasel's Ice-type moves; Ice and Fighting gives almost perfect neutral coverage, with the only Pokemon resisting both types being Qwilfish and Slowking. Brick Break also hits Munchlax much harder than Ice Punch. Taunt makes setting up much easier and works great very well with Sneasel's great Speed. However, Pursuit is also an option in the last slot for a secondary STAB move, and can hit pretty hard after some boosts,; especially when the opponent is switching.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Low Kick is an option over Brick Break to hit Aggron, Steelix, and Munchlax harder, but it does less damage to Pokemon such as Omastar and Kabutops. Substitute is also a great move to use in the last slot to protect Sneasel from status and will make settig up easier. Substitute works great excellently against Pokemon that needs to rely on low accuracy moves to take Sneasel out. An Adamant nature is usable to let Sneasel hit harder, but that means it won't be able to outspeed positive based natured Galvantula, Arceheops, and Scolipede.</p>

    <p>Rapid Spin is welcomed to keep entry hazards away from the field, to keep Sneasel's Focus Sash intact, if it's used if Sneasel is holding one. Claydol is the best choice for this, as its typing really helps Sneasel. Claydol resists the Fighting- and Rock-type moves that Sneasel is weak to, while Sneasel can take Ice- and Dark-type moves directed at Claydol. Screen suppport can help Sneasel to set up easier more easily; Claydol can do this alongside using Rapid Spin, but Uxie is an option as well Uxie is an option for this, but Claydol can provide Rapid Spin support in addition to this. Some Pokemon can be hard for Sneasel to outright KO, so entry hazards helps in taking care of some of them. Scolipede is a good choice, pairing well with Sneasel, and can set up both Toxic Spikes and Spikes. Again, Claydol can also set up Stealth Rock alongside using and has access to Rapid Spin, while Uxie can set it up alongside with screens. Moltres can really help in taking care of those pesky Fighting-types that threaten Sneasel. It can also take care of Bug- and Steel-types such as Scyther, and Ferroseed, (comma) while resisting Fire-type moves. Quagsire can help in dealing with Entei, which is a big threat to Sneasel. In return, Sneasel can easily take care of those the Grass-types Quagsire has problems with.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Sneasel's other options are few limited. Low Sweep is an alternative Fighting-type move, which has an useful effect of lowering the opponent's Speed stat. Sneasel also has acces to Punishment, but it's really situational. It does work wonders against Shell Smash users, (comma) though. Knock Off is also viable to really screw with Eviolite, Choice Scarf, and Choice Band users. Blizzard is viable if you opt to use Sneasel on a hail team; an uninvested Blizzard with a neutral nature will actually hit Tangrowth harder than a Choice Band boosted Ice Punch.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Mach Punch is the easiest way to end Sneasel with, as it is 4x weak to Fighting-type moves. Notable users of the move are Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee. Poliwrath is the number one counter to Sneasel, as it resists both of Sneasel's STAB moves and has the defenses to easily take a Brick Break. Poliwrath can then proceed to easily KO Sneasel with a STAB Fighting-type move. Entei has enough bulk to take a hit from Sneasel, and can easily KO it with a Flare Blitz. Charizard and Moltres are two other examples of Fire-types that can easily take out Sneasel. Medicham will easily KO Sneasel with its STAB Hi Jump Kick and massive Attack stat. However, it needs to be careful of Ice Shard if it's at low health. Qwilfish resists both Ice Punch and Brick Break, while it takes nothing from Pursuit thanks to Intimidate. Quagsire has a good Defense stat and can easily take hits from Swords Dance Sneasel, as it ignores the Swords Dance boosts with Unaware. Quagsire also has access to Recover to restore the little health it loses.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Sneasel receives Pickpocket as its Dream World ability. Pickpocket , (comma) but it is a gimmicky ability at best. Its effect of stealing the opponent's item when it makes contact is situational and a one-time use, unless the opponent is holding an usable item, such as a berry or a gem. It's best to stick with Inner Focus to at least prevent Sneasel from flinching and stick with either Choice Band, Choice Scarf, Focus Sash, or Life Orb from the begining. However, Pickpocket is still more viable than Keen Eye.</p>
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    [Overview]

    <p>On paper, Sneasel might not look like a dangerous threat. It has low HP and Defense stats, while and it's 4x weak to the common Fighting-type moves in the tier,[comma] moves that are often physical. Sneasel is also weak to the common Stealth Rock and its movepool is rather limited as well, with its best Dark-type move being Pursuit. However, with the right tools Sneasel can actually become rather dangerous. Sneasel has access to a priority move in Ice Shard and,[comma] with a excellent Speed stat and a decent Attack stat, Sneasel can use Choice Band, Choice Scarf, and Swords Dance to great success. With Choice Band and Choice Scarf, Sneasel becomes a terrific revenge killer, and,[comma] with Swords Dance, it can pull off a late-game sweep.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Ice Punch
    move 2: Pursuit
    move 3: Brick Break
    move 4: Ice Shard
    item: Choice Band / Choice Scarf
    ability: Inner Focus
    nature: Jolly / Adamant
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to its high Speed and decent Attack stats, Sneasel makes a great Choice user of Choice Band, as well as Choice Scarf, being able to outspeed several Pokemon and revenge kill them. With Choice Band, Sneasel will hit hard, easily finishing off slower, weakened opponents. However, Choice Scarf makes Sneasel outspeed other Choice Scarf users, and can hit them before they hit Sneasel.</p>

    <p>Ice Punch should be Sneasel's main attack, as it is the most reliable and most powerful move at Sneasel's disposal. attacking move, being a good, reliable move, and Sneasel's most powerful move at its disposal. Despite its low Base Power, Pursuit is the best Dark-type move Sneasel has, and it can trap weakened opponents. Pursuit is unfortunately Sneasel's best Dark-type move, but it's still a good move, making Sneasel able to trap weakened Pokemon. Brick Break hits Steel- and Water-type Pokemon, such as Aggron and Omastar, harder than any of Sneasel's other moves. Brick Break also hits Munchlax much harder. Ice Shard is a nice priority move that Sneasel can use to finish off weakened Pokemon that is are faster, such as Choice Scarf and Shell Smash users,[comma] if Sneasel is using Choice Band and Shell Smash users.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Low Kick is an option over Brick Break, as it hits Aggron, Steelix, and Munchlax harder than Brick Break; however, it deals less damage to Pokemon such as Omastar and Kabutops. Rapid Spin support is must, as Sneasel will be switching around a lot. Of all the Pokemon with access to Rapid Spin, Claydol pairs with Sneasel the best. Claydol pairs best with Sneasel of all the Pokemon that has access to Rapid Spin in the tier. Claydol resists the Fighting- and Rock-type moves that Sneasel is weak, and in return, Sneasel can take Ice- and Dark-type moves directed at Claydol. Something to take care of Fighting-types is really helpful for Sneasel. Moltres is an excellent choice of a partner, as it resists Fighting-type moves, as well as Bug-, Steel-, and Fire-type moves, and can hit back hard with its Fire- and Flying-type moves. Quagsire is also good partner, as it can take care of most Fire-types in the tier, especially Entei, while Sneasel handles Grass-types well, which Quagsire has have trouble with.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Ice Punch
    move 3: Brick Break
    move 4: Taunt / Pursuit
    item: Focus Sash / Life Orb
    ability: Inner Focus
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Choice Band will make Sneasel hit hard right off the bat, Swords Dance will make Sneasel hit even harder,[comma] and works great well with its great Speed. Ice Punch packs quite a punch when boosted by Swords Dance, while but Ice Shard is a nice option as well, being a good priority move to finish off faster opponents. Brick Break covers Steel- and Water-types that resist Sneasel's Ice-type moves; Ice and Fighting gives almost perfect neutral coverage, the only Pokemon resisting both types being Qwilfish and Slowking. Brick Break also hits Munchlax much harder than Ice Punch. Taunt makes setting up much easier and works great with Sneasel's great Speed. However, Pursuit is also an option in the last slot for a secondary STAB move, and can hit pretty hard after some boosts,[comma] especially when the opponent is switching.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Low Kick is an option over Brick Break to hit Aggron, Steelix, and Munchlax harder, but it does less damage to Pokemon such as Omastar and Kabutops. Substitute is also a great move to use in the last slot to protect Sneasel from status and make will make settig up easier. Substitute works great against Pokemon that needs to rely on low accuracy moves to take Sneasel out. An Adamant nature is usable to let Sneasel hit harder, but that means it won't be able to outspeed positive-natured based natured Galvantula, Arcehops, and Scolipede.</p>

    <p>Rapid Spin is welcomed to keep entry hazards away from off the field, keeping Sneasel's Focus Sash intact (if that is the item). to keep Sneasel's Focus Sash intact, if it's used. Claydol is the best choice for this, as its typing really helps Sneasel. Claydol resists the Fighting- and Rock-type moves that Sneasel is weak, while Sneasel can take Ice- and Dark-type moves directed at Claydol. Screen suppport can help Sneasel to set up easier; Claydol can do this alongside using Rapid Spin, but Uxie is an option as well. Both can also set up Stealth Rock, which is helpful since Sneasel may struggle to KO some Pokemon. Some Pokemon can be hard for Sneasel to outright KO, so entry hazards helps in taking care of some of them. Scolipede is another good choice, pairing well with Sneasel, and as it can set up both Toxic Spikes and Spikes. Again, Claydol can also set up Stealth Rock alongside using Rapid Spin, while Uxie can set it up alongside screens. Moltres can really help in taking care of those pesky Fighting-types that threaten Sneasel. It can also take care of Bug- and Steel-types such as Scyther, Ferroseed, while resisting and resists Fire-type moves. Quagsire can help to deal in dealing with Entei, which is a big threat to Sneasel. In return, Sneasel can easily take care of those Grass-types Quagsire has problems with.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Sneasel's other options are few. Low Sweep is an alternative Fighting-type move, which has an useful effect of lowering the opponent's Speed stat. Sneasel also has acces to Punishment, but it's really situational. It does work wonders against Shell Smash users, though. Knock Off is also viable to really screw with Eviolite, Choice Scarf, and Choice Band users. Blizzard is viable if you opt to use Sneasel on a hail team; an uninvested Blizzard with a neutral nature will actually hit Tangrowth harder than a Choice Band Ice Punch.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Mach Punch is the easiest way to end Sneasel with, as it is 4x weak to Fighting-type moves. Notable users of the move are Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee. Poliwrath is the number one counter to Sneasel, as it resists both of Sneasel's STAB moves and has the defenses to easily take a Brick Break. Poliwrath can then proceed to easily KO Sneasel with a STAB Fighting-type move. Entei has enough bulk to take a hit from Sneasel, and can easily KO it with a Flare Blitz. Charizard and Moltres are two other examples of Fire-types that can easily take out Sneasel. Medicham will easily KO Sneasel with its STAB Hi Jump Kick and massive Attack stat. However, it needs to be careful of Ice Shard if it's at low health. Qwilfish resists both Ice Punch and Brick Break, while and it takes nothing from Pursuit thanks to Intimidate. Quagsire has a good Defense stat and can easily take hits from Swords Dance Sneasel, as it ignores the Swords Dance boosts with Unaware. Quagsire also has access to Recover to restore the little health it loses.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Sneasel receives Pickpocket as its Dream World ability. Pickpocket is a gimmicky ability at best. Its effect of stealing the opponent's item when it makes contact is situational and a one-time use, unless the opponent is holding an usable item, such as a berry or a gem. It's best to stick with Inner Focus to at least prevent Sneasel from flinching and stick with either Choice Band, Choice Scarf, Focus Sash, or Life Orb from the beginning begining. However, Pickpocket is still more viable than Keen Eye.</p>

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    Done and done, thanks V0x.

    Ready for a second check.
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    Why do all of the sets have 4 HP EVs? This gives Weavile 282 HP, which is bad for Stealth Rock damage. Move them to Defense?

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    I've already done that calc. This thing about reducing Stealth Rock damage doesn't apply to every single Pokémon, and Sneasel is one of them. There's no diffrence between 251 and 252 HP. If it did, though, I would've put them into Special Defense, no point in investing in its crappy Defense.

    I hope you understand.

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    Not really. With the current EV spread, Sneasel will faint on the fourth switch into Stealth Rock, as its HP is an even number. This should not be endorsed.

    I'm not sure which would give better bulk though.
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    Well, I've probably been thinking about this SR thing the wrong way. Yes, it does matter, but I would rather put 4 HP into HP to make Sneasel take some hits easier anyways. And since QC haven't mentioned this, it means it's the best for it.

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    Sneasel loses 1/4 of its HP from Stealth Rock, so all that matters is that the HP is not divisible by 4 (it's only 4x weak things like Moltres that need to avoid all even numbers). The 4 HP EVs do make Sneasel's HP divisible by 4, so they should be moved to SpD.
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    stamping NB's check

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    Ok, check implented.

    This is now done.
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