Vullaby (Analysis)

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[Overview]

  • Great defenses.
  • Decent offenses.
  • Decent move pool.
  • Versatile.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Brave Bird
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Punishment / Payback
move 4: Pluck
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Pigeon Heart / Dust-proof
nature: Adamant
evs: 236 Atk / 76 SpD / 196 Spe

Set Description:

  • Brave Bird does a fair amount of damage.
  • U-turn lets Baruchai scout and dent its counters.
  • Punishment makes Baruchai a great revenge killer, and Payback hits things hard on the switch.
  • Pluck hits things and takes their Berry. It also doesn't cause recoil.
Additional Comments:

  • Nothing much. Knock off can be used.
  • Hidden Power Fighting OHKOes Komatana.
Teammates and Counters:

  • Steel-types wall it.
  • Magnemite beats them quite easily. Diglett does as well.
  • Anything that has trouble switching into Ghost-types since Baruchai covers for them.
[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Knock Off
move 2: Pluck / Brave Bird
move 3: Roost
move 4: Taunt
item: Evolution Stone
ability: Pigeon Heart / Dust-proof
nature: Impish
evs: 36 HP / 236 Def / 236 SpD

Set Description:

  • Great defensive stats make it tough to take out.
  • Knock Off makes a lot of Pokemon lose their usefulness.
  • Roost keeps Baruchai alive.
  • Taunt stops Pokemon such as Komatana from setting up.
Additional Comments:

  • Nothing much. U-turn can be used.
  • Hidden Power Fighting OHKOes Komatana.
Teammates and Counters:

  • Steel-types can beat it easily.
  • Magnemite beats them quite easily. Diglett does as well.
  • Anything that has trouble switching into Ghost-types since Baruchai covers for them.
  • It stops Psychic- and Dark-types as well.
[SET]
name: Staller
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Toxic
move 3: Roost
move 4: Pluck
item: Evolution Stone
ability: Pigeon Heart / Dust-proof
nature: Jolly
evs: 196 HP / 76 Def / 196 Spe

Set Description:

  • Fast, making Substitute stalling quite effective.
  • Somewhat hard to break its Substitutes.
  • Roost keeps it alive as Toxic stalls them out.
  • Pluck takes the odd boosting Berry and gets those last hits.
Additional Comments:

  • Hidden Power Fighting OHKOes Komatana.
Teammates and Counters:

  • Steel-types wall it.
  • Magnemite beats them quite easily. Diglett does as well.
  • Anything that has trouble switching into Ghost-types since Baruchai covers for them.
[Optional Changes]

  • Can run Nasty Plot, but it's slightly too weak.
  • Mean Look, Taunt, and Toxic can make a good trapping set, but it's very situational.
[Team Options]

  • Steel-types are annoying for Baruchai, meaning Magnemite and Diglett are great partners.
  • Anything that resists Electric-, Rock-, and Ice-type attacks is helpful, so Water-types and Ground-types are useful.
[Counters]

  • Steel-types resist its STABs and are immune to Toxic.
  • Poison-types are also immune to Toxic.