Dewgong

Type Tier
Water / Ice UU
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
90
28
Atk
70
16
Def
80
17
SpA
70
16
SpD
95
19
Spe
70
16
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Overview

Dewgong is a nice Pokémon to have. It is not recommended as a Ground-type counter, however, since it can't take many hits on the switch in. Take caution when using it, and remember, it isn't Starmie or Lapras.

Name Item

Standard

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Surf
~ Ice Beam
~ Rest
~ Encore / Sleep Talk

This set is pretty straightforward: Surf and Ice Beam for STAB, Rest to heal, and Encore is handy to take on Curse users. RestTalk is a decent option, since it has pretty good defenses.

Other Options

Perish Song and Whirlpool go hand-in-hand, you just need to hope Whirlpool hits and lasts the turns it needs for Perish Trapping to work. Toxic isn't really that good, but you might be able to work it in.

Checks and Counters

Electric Pokémon easily KO it. Snorlax can set up a Curse sweep against Dewgong, but has to worry about Encore giving a free switch. Blissey can counter it if it has Thunderbolt. Fighting-types such as Machamp or Heracross, or some other physical Pokémon not weak to Surf and Ice Beam that can hit hard will not have much trouble with Dewgong.