Feraligatr

Torrent
Boosts power of Water-type moves 50% when at 1/3 HP or less.
Type Tier
Water UU
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
85
- 25 28 -
Atk
105
15 17 20 22
Def
100
14 16 19 20
SpA
79
12 14 17 18
SpD
83
12 14 18 19
Spe
78
12 14 17 18

Overview

Feraligatr is actually a pretty good Pokémon overall, it's pretty diverse and doesn't really have any bad stats. Always an unexpected surprise in the UU environment, particularly since your foe will not know what the crocodile will throw at you!

Name Item Nature

Physical Sweeper

Leftovers Adamant / Brave
Moveset EVs
~ Earthquake
~ Hidden Power Flying / Rock Slide
~ Swords Dance
~ Hydro Pump
170 HP / 252 Atk / 88 Spe

It's hard to believe that something this ugly is the forgotten one of all the starters. Well, those stats are a cut above most UU Pokémon, and, despite the fact that they are not really in the right places, you will find the crocodile to be a useful part of your UU team. He has good staying power, and can hit pretty hard.

It's basically your standard physical sweeper, Earthquake and Hidden Power Flying are an attempt to cover its two weaknesses, Sword Dance to boost them, and Hydro Pump to hit the Pokémon with higher Defense, scoring an easier kill on Sandslash, Golem and friends. Rock Slide is probably more traditional on a physical sweeper like this, but I normally go with Hidden Power Flying. He should be able to get a Swords Dance in, and he's not THAT slow, so he should be able to score a fair few good hits.

Name Item Nature

SubPunch

Leftovers Brave
Moveset EVs
~ Substitute
~ Focus Punch
~ Surf
~ Rest / Ice Beam
136 HP / 116 Atk / 136 Def / 120 SpA

In UU this might be good, seeing as Feraligatr has pretty decent stats for that environment.

Other Options

Hey, some people have pulled off a successful special Gyarados, and if he can do it, Feraligatr can (might) be able to, too! It is definitely unexpected, and that Special Attack isn't awful, and it's got a fair few special attacks there (Crunch and Dragon Claw too), so it's always up for consideration. Brick Break is there, of course, and if you don't like Swords Dance, you can go for a choice band set if you really want. Counter is somewhat unexpected on this Pokémon, so it's a possible choice. Screech at the very least forces a switch, or else let you totally destroy your foe.

EVs

For the first moveset you will want to max out that Attack, put a fair few into Speed, and dump the rest into HP. Its defenses are pretty good for the most part anyway. And maybe some into Special Attack to back Hydro Pump up a bit. Go Adamant or Brave. For the second one you'll want to split your EVs like you would for Gengar and Swampert.

Checks and Counters

This big brute will survive weaker Electric and Grass attacks, but I wouldn't push your luck. It is a fair balanced Pokémon overall, just watch out for strong Normal-type sweepers (unless you have Brick Break), fast users of Sleep Powder and Will-O-Wisps.