You've cat to be kitten me
- Very mediocre stats
- It also has some exclusive moves that other Pokemon don't have or don't use in favor of better options
- Has a good ability in Wonder Skin
- However it is situational
- You should look at other Normal-Types first for most things it can do
name: CM Baton Pass
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Baton Pass
move 3: Hyper Voice
move 4: Substitute
ability: Wonder Skin
evs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spe
- Baton Pass because it's a Baton Pass set
- Calm Mind is what it is passing
- Hyper Voice lets Delcatty do some kind of damage in some way, damage that is boosted with Calm Mind to make it not completely useless
- Substitute lets Delcatty pass to team members while assuring you're not toally screwed when something tries to hit you
- Wonder Skin avoids paralysis, Toxic, phazing and Taunt, however it doesn't protect the recipient of Baton Pass
- Bold to maximize physical bulk while setting up Calm Minds
- The EV spread lets it outspeed Golem
- Good team members who would support the Calm Mind boosts include Charizard, Musharna, Exeggutor, Haunter and (special) Samurott love the boosts, all of which except Samurott resist Fighting attacks aimed at Delcatty
- Skuntank is another good team member as it can trap Misdreavus which can be annoying if Taunt hits.
- Normalize Thunder Wave lets it poison Ground-Type Pokemon and other electric-immune Pokemon but it can't hit any Ghost-Type Pokemon if it uses the ability
- Has a lot of other options, but the majority are out-classed by something else
- Fake Out is interesting with it's +3 priority, however on the frailest of usable NU (Jynx) it doesn't even 2HKO, and that is with maximum EVs and Life Orb. On the defensive sets Delcatty should be running it does 35-40% but is one-use and Delcatty gets swiftly KO'd by Jynx back. Fake Out and Sucker Punch would be good but Kangaskhan is 100% better at it.
- The status moves let it cripple walls/attackers and the latter, Thunder Wave, lets it pass it's boosts easier
- Heal Bell is a good move, bad mon.
- Fantastic special movepool, bad special attack.
[CHECKS AND COUNTERS]
- The niche of Wonder Skin lets it set up on walls, however it doesn't really help if anything attacks it... and it has bad bulk
- Delcatty has like no offensive presence anyway