[SET] name: Offensive move 1: Sleep Powdermove 2: Leaf Storm move 3: Hidden Power Rock move 4: Stun Spore / Sludge Bomb item: Eviolite ability: Regenerator nature: Modest evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpA [SET COMMENTS] <p>Tangela deserves its title as the premier physical wall, but it is certainly underestimated in its offensive capabilities. Sacrificing Tangela's uncanny ability to laugh off physical hits, this set attempts to keep momentum with strong attacks and crippling status. Leaf Storm is a strong STAB attack, and turns Tangela from setup bait to a hit-and-run attacker. Regenerator and Leaf Storm is a match made in heaven, as Tangela can easily switch in on a physical attack, fire off a deadly attack, and switch out if necessary to recover its health. Sleep Powder is a great move to disable the few Pokemon that can take repeated Leaf Storms with ease. Hidden Power Rock gives coverage against Fire- and Flying-types. Of course, Hidden Power Ice is another alternative, but comes at the cost of being unable to hurt Magmortar as much. Tangela is rather lacking in offensive options, but Stun Spore is an excellent support move in an offensive metagame, crippling common switch-ins such as Jynx and Magmortar. Sludge Bomb is left as an option for hitting Exeggutor, another common Tangela switch-in, but it sees little use otherwise.</p> [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] <p>A Modest nature and maximum Special Attack investment give Tangela's attacks some much-needed power, while 248 HP EVs maximize the health gained by Regenerator. The remaining EVs are put into Defense for sponging physical attacks. Tangela has a surprisingly respectable base 60 Speed, and can even use a fully offensive set with Life Orb, a faster spread, or even both. However, note that such a decision will detract from Tangela's main draw over more destructive Grass-types such as Choice Specs Exeggutor: the ability to wall unboosted physical attackers. The loss of either Eviolite or HP investment will leave Tangela 2HKOed by prominent attackers such as Life Orb Tauros and Choice Scarf Sawk.</p> <p>Entry hazard support is always helpful, but this is especially so for Tangela. With Stealth Rock, Tangela has a chance of OHKOing Swellow and Jynx with Leaf Storm. Regirock can provide Stealth Rock, while countering the few physical attackers that Tangela cannot handle, such as Braviary and Swellow. Spikes are also helpful, as Sleep Powder is great for forcing switches. Garbodor is a great teammate for setting up Spikes, but Toxic Spikes will severely conflict with Tangela's status moves. Tangela is physically bulky, so Lickilicky can be helpful to sponge special attacks. In fact, this set can function in a more defensive team to give your team a better chance to win with your own offenses, but the physically defensive set will be generally better for such purposes in the long run. Swords Dance Samurott is another great teammate for resisting Fire- and Ice-type attacks and can make use of that opportunity to set up.</p> <p>Tangela is extremely good at spreading paralysis, and the ability to lure out deadly threats such as Jynx and Magmortar is priceless. Naturally, slow attackers such as Marowak appreciate Tangela slowing down the opposing team. Aside from these Pokemon, Substitute users such as Haunter can scout for a timely full paralysis with a safety net. Pokemon in an awkward Speed tier, such as Magmortar, also appreciate paralysis support. Not to mention, if Tangela can put the opposing special wall to sleep, you can rest assured that Magmortar can wreak havoc on the opposing team. Rock-types, Quagsire, and Alomomola are welcome signs for Tangela to switch in and pressure the opposing team. As a result, strong physical attackers such as Absol and Swellow pair up well with Tangela as they often attract the aforementioned Pokemon.</p> Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide [SET] name: Offensive move 1: Sleep Powder move 2: Leaf Storm move 3: Hidden Power Rock move 4: Stun Spore / Sludge Bomb item: Eviolite ability: Regenerator nature: Modest evs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 Spe [Set Comments] Leaf Storm is strong, and is in general much harder to switch into than the standard defensive Tangela Works in the same premise as RU Offensive Tangrowth / Slowking Leaf Storm + Regenerator is perfect combination of hit-and-run Plays very differently from standard Tangela in that this aims to switch into weak physical attacks to fire off a deadly attack, as opposed to flat out walling them even with super effective physical STAB. Great Lure for frail+offensive things that switch into Tangela Leaf Storm has a bad habit of leaving things at ~30% but that’s where hazards come in handy Maintains physical tankiness, still absorbs most physical hits with ease. Sleep Powder is that good because very few things can repeatedly switch into Leaf Storm, so it's great to disable those counters. Hidden Power for coverage: Rock is best for fliers + fires, but Ice hits Altaria + Fraxure, Fliers + Grassers at the cost of not doing as much vs. Magmortar Because this set is geared towards more bulky offensive teams, Stun Spore is great for slowing opposition down. (Bulky offensive teams tend to be on the slow side). Paralysis is great to cripple offensive switch-ins to Tangela that might not die with one attack (namely Magmortar which avoids OHKO from HP Rock) Sludge Bomb hits Exegg, Cacturne, and other grassers without Poison subtyping. It’s also Tangela’s highest Base Power attack other than its Grass STAB. Generally inferior, but Eggy is that good. [Additional Comments] Not as tanky as Physically Defensive Tangela, so don’t switch it in on a Swellow Brave Bird or something stupid like that Hazards are appreciated at the very least, and SR is a must. Without SR, it has a lot harder time Vs. Magmortar and Swellow. Rather Slow and Specially frail, so a special tank is a good teammate Lickilicky? EVs are for maximum special attack and maximum bulk, 248 HP EVs are for regenerator number (and shhhh speed creep) Faster Spread? It has a respectable 60 base speed, which allows it to outspeed benchmarks near Adamant Max speed Torterra, not to mention the condensed speed tier around modest Gorebyss. Other items such as Life Orb / Choice Specs for making it hit a lot harder, but specs would make Stun Spore a really poor option. Resistances to Fire- and Ice-type attacks are good: SD Samurott Can function in a more stallish team to give your team a chance to win on your own, but generally a defensive set is better in the long run Outspeeds and OHKOs rock types, so normal types are good to lure them out, and you'll get to hit the switch-in hard.