name: Sticky Web attacker
move 1: Fishious Rend
move 2: Icicle Crash
move 3: Psychic Fangs
move 4: Freeze-Dry
item: Life Orb / Choice Band
ability: Water Absorb
nature: Jolly / Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Arctovish is a rather poor choice in the OU tier due to its pitiful Speed stat and shallow movepool, leaving it helpless against the likes of Ferrothorn. Its Ice typing also gives it a weakness to Stealth Rock, cutting into its bulk further. On top of that, it is completely outclassed by Dracovish and Galarian Darmanitan. Due to all these flaws, Arctovish is unviable in the tier. Jolly is the preferred nature, as it outspeeds Mimikyu and everything below it under Sticky Web, but Adamant can be used for the additional power. Fishious Rend is the primary STAB move, since it hits harder against Pokemon that are slower or switch into Arctovish, doubling in Base Power to a whopping 170. Icicle Crash covers most Dragon-types, while Psychic Fangs nails Toxapex. Freeze-Dry is used in the fourth slot to hit Seismitoad and Gastrodon for a good chunk of damage, it also hits Gyarados, Dracovish, Rotom-W, and Quagsire harder than any other move available. Water Absorb is the preferred ability, since it gives Arctovish a free switch-in versus Water-type attackers, such as the aforementioned Dracovish. If one wants to use Arctovish in a Trick Room team, then Brave nature should be used along with 0 Speed IVs to outspeed faster threats and the remaining EVs should be used in HP.
Arctovish best functions with Sticky Web support, so teammates that can set up Sticky Web, such as Ribombee and Galvantula are appreciated. Ribombee's Stun Spore, and Galvantula's Thunder Wave can also help cripple Pokemon like Corviknight and Aegislash. Arctovish struggles to break through Ferrothorn, so partners with Fire and Fighting-type coverage, such as Galarian Darmanitan and Conkeldurr, pair well with Arctovish. Defensive teammates that covers Arctovish's weaknesses, such as Aegislash and Toxapex, are appreciated. In the case of using Trick Room, Hatterene is recommended for combatting Stealth Rock with Magic Bounce. It can also set up Trick Room for Arctovish.
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