Ariados

Type Tier
Bug / Poison UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
70
343
Atk
90
278
Def
70
238
SpA
60
218
SpD
60
218
Spe
40
178
  • Overused
Name Item

Baton Pass Trapper

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Spider Web
~ Agility
~ Baton Pass
~ Sludge Bomb

Use Spider Web to trap something that can't easily beat Ariados, Agility, and pass to an appropriate counter. Sludge Bomb gets STAB off its decent 278 Attack. This set is a good counter for Perish Trapping (Mean Look + Perish Song) Misdreavus, as you can trap it right back.

Checks and Counters

Skarmory effortlessly foils any Spider Web strategies, although Disable can catch it off guard. You're probably best off just Drill Pecking the first turn. Rhydon, Donphan, and Steelix love to Curse up on Ariados and can Roar away Spider Web.