Aipom

Type Tier
Normal UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
55
313
Atk
70
238
Def
55
208
SpA
40
178
SpD
55
208
Spe
85
268
  • Overused

Overview

Aipom is strictly an annoyance Pokemon, so it automatically isn't very effective. Killing something with Counter once is fun, but it's too bad Aipom can't do this more than one time. It has bad stats and a movepool it can't do anything with.

Name Item

Baton Pass

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Agility
~ Baton Pass
~ Return
~ Counter

This set is about as good as it gets. Don't let the low HP and Defense fool you. Aipom can Counter back strong attacks, such as Megahorn from Heracross, for an OHKO. That's your best bet at killing something. You can also Baton Pass Agility if you want.

Other Options

Curse doesn't really help Aipom, but it doesn't have many options. Screech can help Aipom when attacking, but it shouldn't be attacking anyway. Spite works if you want to waste Blissey's Heal Bells.

Checks and Counters

Aipom is just begging for Rhydon, Steelix, or Donphan to come in and begin Cursing. Forretress can set up Spikes while taking minimal damage. Strong Fighting-types such as Machamp can OHKO Aipom without fear of Counter, and Skarmory can Whirlwind away Aipom's attempts to Baton Pass.