Item diversity in NU lately has increased a lot. All kinds of items are used on different Pokemon. For example, Garbodor used to only use Leftovers; now, it uses Black Sludge, Air Balloon, Rocky Helmet, and Focus Sash often. Type resisting berries, gems, and type plates have all started to become more popular as well. Lots of people are starting to use Colbur Berry Stealth Rock Golurk as an example. I've also heard of people using stuff such as Yache Berry Cacturne for certain random Hidden Power Ice. Share some unusual items you've been using on standard sets. Note: it has to be effective and have noticeable utility on said set. Also, if the item totally changes the set in some way, it probably belongs here. I'll share something I've been using the past two days that's pretty cool: Butterfree @ Insect Plate Trait: Tinted Lens EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk) - Quiver Dance - Sleep Powder - Bug Buzz - Substitute A middle ground of sorts between extra power and durability. Butterfree can easily afford to go mono-attacking thanks to Tinted Lens, as a lot of you know already. Since you're only using one attacking move, you can afford to use an item that only boosts said attacking move. The 10% recoil from Life Orb is really deadly for Butterfree and is terrible in tandem with Substitute. One notable KO off the top of my head that you can get with Insect Plate is a guaranteed OHKO on Musharna at +1 after Stealth Rock. Overall, I'd say Leftovers is a bit better because it allows Butterfree to create more Substitutes, but Insect Plate is a pretty interesting option. Bug Gem might be another item worth consideration for late-game sweeping past certain durable walls.