#584 Baibanira -- Baibanira is one of the coolest Pokémon introduced in Gen V. Despite having an awful typing, the little Ice Cream Pokémon has some chances to survive in the new metagame thanks to good base stats and decent ability. Type Chart: Immunities: None 0.25x None 0.50x 1.00x 2.00x Base Stats: Hp 71 - Atk 95 - Def 85 - SAtk 110 - SDef 95 - Spe 79 Ability: Ice Body (HP is restored when it’s hailing) / Breakable Armour (When hit with physical attacks its Attack is lowered, but its Speed is increased) Movepool: - Move Tutor: None (probably). - Egg Moves: Water Pulse - Natural Gift - Imprison - Body Purge (Other / Steel / 15 Power / --- Accuracy / Effect: Sharply raises speed ) - Iron Defense - Magnet Rise - Ice Shard - Powder Snow. - Level-Up Moves: Lv1: Weather Ball, Lv1: Icicle Spear, Lv1: Harden, Lv1: Astonish, Lv1: Uproar, Lv4: Harden, Lv7: Astonish, Lv10: Uproar, Lv13: Icy Wind, Lv16: Mist, Lv19: Avalanche, Lv22: Taunt, Lv26: Mirror Shot, Lv31: Acid Armor, Lv36: Ice Beam, Lv42: Hail, Lv50: Mirror Coat, Lv59: Blizzard, Lv67: Sheer Cold - Learnable TMs: TM06 - Toxic, TM07 - Hail, TM10 - Hidden Power, TM12 - Taunt, TM13 - Ice Beam, TM14 - Blizzard, TM15 - Hyper Beam, TM16 - Light Screen, TM17 - Protect, TM18 - Rain Dance, TM21 - Frustration, TM27 - Return, TM32 - Double Team, TM42 - Facade, TM44 - Rest, TM45 - Attract, TM48 - Troll, TM64 - Explosion, TM68 - Giga Impact, TM79 - Ice Breath, TM87 - Swagger, TM90 - Substitute, TM91 - Flash Cannon. Sweeping Cream Baibanira @ Life Orb Ability: Breakable Armour / Ice Body Nature: Naive (+Spe, -SDef) / Rash (+SAtk, -SDef) EVs 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spe - Ice Beam / Blizzard - Hidden Power (Ground) - Taunt / Body Purge - Explosion This is probably the most effective set Baibanira can run. If you manage to switch Baibanira into a weak physical attack it can grab a speed boost with its ability and start to sweep. Ice Beam is the obvious special STAB but if you are planning to use this set with Hail support then Blizzard is the preferred option. HP Ground was chosen in the second slot because its the best way Baibanira has to hit Fire and Steel types. Taunt is there to prevent status aliments and forces the opponent to attack, preferably with physical moves but Body Purge it's a better option if you pair it with Hail since you can abuse the recovery given by Ice Body. Even if once Breakable Armour activates the attack stat is lowered by one stage, a Life Orbed Explosion coming off a nice 150 attack should be able to hit hard most Pokémon, especially in the lower tiers. Other Options: A stall set with Ice Body and Snover/Abomasnow support may work but it is outclassed by Walrein. Baibanira can make good use of Choice Items, especially Choice Scarf, which turns it into a decent revenge killer. Commentary: Baibanira is probably one of the worst Pokémon introduced in B/W. Its Special Attack is nothing impressive and good 71/85/95 defenses are hindered by a bad defensive typing and weaknesses to every entry hazard in the game. Regardless it is perfectly viable in the lower tiers. Conclusion: What's your opinion about Baibanira? Share your ideas with the rest of the community by leaving a comment and don't forget to like this thread.