Feraligatr

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yes, I did borrow a lot from the 4th gen analysis, but these sets are pretty much common-sense anyways


Feraligatr

[Overview]

<p>Feraligatr, one of the top physical sweepers of DPP UU, returns in BW UU to wreak havoc on a whole new metagame. With access to physical sweeping options in Dragon Dance and Swords Dance, as well as a decent offensive movepool, it can make use of its 105 base Attack and decent Speed to destroy opposing teams. Feraligatr's solid typing and decent bulk complement these features well, afford it many opportunities to sweep. Unfortunately for the gater, it struggles to actually OHKO a majority of the top UU defensive threats without major entry hazard support, and is easily OHKOed by a tickle from any special Grass- or Electric-type move.</p>

[SET]
name: Dragon Dance
move 1: Dragon Dance
move 2: Waterfall
move 3: Ice Punch
move 4: Earthquake / Low Kick
item: Life Orb
ability: Torrent
nature: Jolly
evs: 28 HP / 252 Atk / 228 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>With its bread-and-butter offensive set, Feraligatr can use Dragon Dance to boost its Attack and Speed in a fashion akin to Gyarados. Waterfall is Feraligatr's main STAB move; it deals consistent damage, has a useful flinch chance, and receives a large boost in power should Feraligatr activate its Torrent ability. Ice Punch allows Feraligatr to hit the Grass- and Dragon-types that resist Waterfall for super effective damage. In the third slot, Earthquake grants Feraligatr neutral coverage on the myriad Water-types in UU, as well as super effective coverage on Registeel. Alternatively, Low Kick can OHKO Registeel but deals much less damage to most Water-types. The EVs for this set allow Feraligatr to outrun positive-natured base 120 Speed Pokemon such as Sceptile after one boost.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Feraligatr, like all set-up sweepers, greatly appreciates dual screens support to afford it more opportunities to set up and sweep. Since Feraligatr outright loses to bulky Water-types like Slowbro, bulky Grass-types like Tangrowth make fantastic partners. Bulky Will-O-Wisp users, such as Weezing and Mew, put a major halt to any Feraligatr sweep as well as, making Rotom-H a great partner to threaten both Water- and Grass-type Pokemon with its STAB attacks. Rotom-H can also switch in on Will-O-Wisp freely and Trick a Choice item to cripple a wall. Roserade is another good partner for Feraligatr; it can switch in easily on many of Feraligatr's counters and defeat them, particularly most Shaymin and Tangrowth, and can also set up Toxic Spikes to wear down walls. Hazard support in general is extremely useful, aiding Feraligatr's sweep by allowing it to net more KOs.</p>

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Waterfall
move 3: Return
move 4: Aqua Jet
item: Life Orb
ability: Torrent
nature: Adamant
evs: 148 HP / 252 Atk / 108 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Feraligatr can use Swords Dance instead of Dragon Dance, forgoing a Speed boost to gain immense power. After a Swords Dance, Feraligatr hits a monstrous 678 Attack, which may be further boosted should it be put into Torrent range. Waterfall and Return grant it perfect neutral coverage against everything in UU bar Empoleon and the rare Ferroseed, while Aqua Jet allows Feraligatr to dispatch faster, frail Pokemon which would otherwise easily revenge kill Feraligatr. For an example of the sheer power of this set, Feraligatr 2HKOes Slowbro, the premier physical wall of UU, after one Swords Dance. Waterfall also 2HKOes Empoleon after a Swords Dance, so practically nothing can wall Feraligatr after it has managed to grab a boost.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>This set also appreciates screens to facilitate setting up, especially because it can't outspeed as many Pokemon as the Dragon Dance set can. As Swords Dance Feraligatr can break through walls much more easily, faster Pokemon that can survive Aqua Jet, such as Shaymin and Roserade, are the greater worry. Teammates that can switch into Grass- and Electric-type attacks and KO Feraligatr's checks to open the way for a sweep are therefore ideal. Rotom-H is once again a good partner, Tricking Choice items onto walls and easily taking the Grass- and Electric-type attacks that plague Feraligatr. Other Pokemon that appreciate bulky Waters being eliminated pair well with this Feraligatr. For example, Choice Band Arcanine is significantly more fearsome with its Flare Blitzes after the likes of Slowbro, Milotic, and Suicune are taken out of the picture.</p>

[SET]
name: Substitute + Dragon Dance
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Dragon Dance
move 3: Waterfall
move 4: Return
item: Leftovers
ability: Torrent
nature: Adamant
evs: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>While the previous sets are all severely crippled by status, whether it be burn or paralysis, this set remedies that with Substitute, which allows Feraligatr to set up on slower Pokemon that rely on status to counter it, such as Weezing and Slowbro. This also prevents Milotic and Slowking from phazing it with Dragon Tail and foils Poliwrath's attempts to Circle Throw it out. Additionally, Substitute shields Feraligatr from priority and Grass- and Electric-type attacks that would end its sweep. Electric-types in particular can no longer revenge kill Feraligatr with Volt Switch, as they will be forced to switch out. Substitute is also useful to push Feraligatr into Torrent range to significantly power up Waterfall. At +2 with Torrent activated, Feraligatr 2HKOes even the bulkiest Registeel. Since Feraligatr has decent physical bulk, it finds plenty of opportunities to set up. The EVs for this set allow Feraligatr to outspeed positive-natured foes with base 100 Speed after one Dragon Dance; the rest of the EVs max out Feraligatr's attacking power and then add to its bulk to afford it more setup opportunities.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>The high bulk of this set will often allow Feraligatr to set up more than once; consequently, Chansey and other Wish users are helpful to heal Feraligatr and give it the opportunity to sweep again. Since being walled is not as much of a problem with this set, teammates should focus on being able to switch in on, or even lure out and KO, potential revenge killers. Rotom-H, as with the other sets, switches in on attempts to revenge kill Feraligatr and dispatches Grass-types such as Shaymin with Overheat. Shaymin itself can beat many of Feraligatr's potential revenge killers, as it too can switch in easily on Grass- and Electric-type attacks and retaliate with Hidden Power Ice, Hidden Power Fire, or Seed Flare.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Feraligatr gets Rest and Sleep Talk along with defenses on par with Blastoise's; however it can't Rapid Spin and is generally outclassed in a defensive role by other bulky Waters. Feraligatr can also run a Substitute + Focus Punch set, but this is done better by Poliwrath, who gets Encore and STAB Focus Punch. Feraligatr can use Superpower to break through Ferroseed, but it will lower Feraligatr's Attack and Defense and therefore hinder its sweep. Lastly, Feraligatr has a decent special movepool, but sadly lacks the stats to use it.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Tangrowth and Slowbro can both switch in, take any of Feraligatr's attacks, and threaten it with Power Whip or cripple it with status; however, they have to be wary of Substitute variants. Hazers like Milotic and Weezing can easily come in and negate Feraligatr's boosts, while fast Scarfers with Grass- or Electric-type moves can easily revenge Feraligatr.</p>

[Dream World]

<p>Feraligatr gets Sheer Force from the Dream World. This ability will be very helpful, increasing the power of Waterfall and Ice Fang, as well as negating Life Orb recoil. Unfortunately, Feraligatr will likely have to forgo Ice Punch and Dragon Dance with Sheer Force.</p>
 

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I really like this ongoing trend of citing Rotom-H as a Water-type Check--it's a freaking fire-type! >3>

On the substitute set, the big problem with water/normal coverage isn't really Ferroseed, it's Empoleon.

Also, please explain why the two dragon dance sets need different EV spreads?
 

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lol chou. it can switch in on gatr assuming its not using a water attack with ease, and revenge/kill with bolt.

also woodchuck, base 105s are completely uncommon, with zoroark being the only one. outrun base 100s for the sub ddance set.

edit: forgot about mismagius. then idk the spread is fine
 
lol chou. it can switch in on gatr assuming its not using a water attack with ease, and revenge/kill with bolt.

also woodchuck, base 105s are completely uncommon, with zoroark being the only one. outrun base 100s for the sub ddance set.
Mismagius is base 105 as well and it's everywhere, maybe AC?
 

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lol chou. it can switch in on gatr assuming its not using a water attack with ease, and revenge/kill with bolt.
I can switch X in on Y as long as Y doesn't use its STAB super effective attack... gotcha...

btw, here it's not gtr it's checking, but gtr's bulky water-type checks
 

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oh ya its a bad idea, i jsut thought of it cause it could kill grass and water types, which helps. its not the best check obviously, but who will use scald from slowbro when there is a gatr in? unless they banking on the scald burn i guess
 

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I'm just teasing, and yes that can work in practice, but I don't think Rotom-H should be cited as a bulky Water-type check in an analysis...
 

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Good ole gatr. Once
Give Jolly on the main set. With a Jolly nature, you can outspace Jolteon and Swellow.

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I'm just teasing, and yes that can work in practice, but I don't think Rotom-H should be cited as a bulky Water-type check in an analysis...
heh, alright I changed it so that Rotom-H isn't cited as a check for bulky waters

Good ole gatr. Once
Give Jolly on the main set. With a Jolly nature, you can outspace Jolteon and Swellow.

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changes made, thanks for the approval
 
I would actually expand on this analysis quite a bit before submitting it to GP. It's a little lacking in substance, mostly in the overview and the AC of the second set. But honestly, I would add even more to the analysis overall, not just those two sections.
 

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Alright, the analysis has been fleshed out a bit more... although there honestly is not a lot to write about Feraligatr.
Ready for checks!
 
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[Overview]
<p>Feraligatr, one of the top physical sweepers of DPP UU, returns in BW UU to wreak havoc on a whole new metagame. With access to physical sweeping options in Dragon Dance and Swords Dance, as well as a decent offensive movepool, it can make use of its 105 base Attack and decent Speed to destroy opposing teams. This, coupled with Its solid typing and decent bulk complement these features well, affording it many opportunities to sweep.</p>

[SET]
name: Dragon Dance
move 1: Dragon Dance
move 2: Waterfall
move 3: Ice Punch
move 4: Earthquake / Low Kick
item: Life Orb
ability: Torrent
nature: Jolly
evs: 28 HP / 252 Atk / 228 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>With its bread-and-butter offensive set, Feraligatr can use Dragon Dance to boost its Attack and Speed in a fashion akin to Gyarados. Waterfall is Feraligatr's main STAB move; it deals consistent damage, has a useful flinch chance, and receives a large boost in power should Feraligatr fall into Torrent range. Ice Punch allows Feraligatr to hit the Grass- and Dragon-types that resist Waterfall for super effective damage. In the third slot, Earthquake allows Feraligatr to hit grants Feraligatr neutral coverage on the myriad of Water-types in UU for neutral damage, as well as hit and super effective coverage on Registeel for super effective damage. on the other hand Alternatively, Low Kick can OHKO Registeel but loses power on most Water-types. The EVs for this set allow Feraligatr to outrun positive-natured base 120 Speed Pokemon such as Sceptile after a boost.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Feraligatr, like all setup sweepers, greatly appreciates dual screens support to afford it more bulk in setting opportunities to set up and sweep. As Feraligatr loses to bulky Water-types like Slowbro, bulky Will-o-Wisp users such as Weezing and Mew, and bulky Grass-types like Tangrowth, and bulky Will-O-Wisp users such as Weezing and Mew, Rotom-H makes a great partner to threaten both Water- and Grass-typed Pokemon with its STAB attacks. Rotom-H also can also switch in on Will-O-Wisp freely and Trick a Choice item to cripple a wall. Roserade can also switch in easily on many of Feraligatr's counters and defeat them, or set up Toxic Spikes to wear down walls. Hazard support in general is extremely useful, to help aiding Feraligatr's sweep by allowing it to net more KOes to continue its sweep.</p>

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Waterfall
move 3: Return
move 4: Aqua Jet
item: Life Orb
ability: Torrent
nature: Adamant
evs: 148 HP / 252 Atk / 108 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Feraligatr can use Swords Dance instead of Dragon Dance, forgoing a Speed boost to gain immense power in return for sacrificing speed. After a Swords Dance, Feraligatr hits a monstrous 678 Attack, and hits even harder which may be further boosted should it be put into Torrent range. Waterfall and Return give grant it perfect neutral coverage against everything in UU bar Empoleon and the rare Ferroseed, while Aqua Jet allows Feraligatr to dispatch faster, frail Pokemon who which would otherwise easily revenge kill Feraligatr.</p>(remove para break)
<p>
For an example of the sheer power of this set, Feraligatr 2HKOes Slowbro, the premier physical wall of UU, after one Swords Dance. Waterfall also 2HKOes Empoleon after a Swords Dance, so practically nothing can wall Feraligatr after it has managed to grab a boost.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>This set also appreciates screens to facilitate setting up, especially because it can't outspeed as much as the Dragon Dance set can. As Swords Dance Feraligatr with Swords Dance can break through walls much more easily, faster Pokemon that can survive Aqua Jet and outspeed and KO Feraligatr, such as Shaymin and Roserade, are a the greater worry. Teammates that can switch into Grass- and Electric-typed attacks can switch into Feraligatr's checks and KO them Feraligatr's checks to open the way for a sweep are therefore ideal. Rotom-H, once again, is once again a good partner, that can Tricking walls and easily taking the Grass- and Electric-typed attacks that plague Feraligatr. Other Pokemon that appreciate bulky Waters being eliminated pair well with this Feraligatr. For example, Choice Band Arcanine is significantly more fearsome with its Flare Blitzes after the likes of Slowbro and company Milotic / Suicune is are taken out of the picture.</p>

[SET]
name: Substitute + Dragon Dance
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Dragon Dance
move 3: Waterfall
move 4: Return
item: Leftovers
ability: Torrent
nature: Adamant
evs: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>While the previous sets are all severely crippled by status, whether it be burn or paralysis, this set remedies that by running with Substitute. Substitute, which allows Feraligatr to set up on slower Pokemon that rely on status to counter it, such as Weezing and Slowbro. It This also prevents Milotic and Slowking from phazing it with Dragon Tail, as well as foiling and foils Poliwrath's attempts to Circle Throw it out. Additionally, Running Substitute has another utility in shields Feraligatr from priority or Grass- and Electric-typed attacks that would end its sweep. Electric-types in particular can no longer revenge kill Feraligatr with Volt Switch, as they are will be forced to switch out and therefore cannot 2HKO. Substitute is also useful to push Feraligatr into Torrent range for an extra-powerful attack if needed to significantly power up Waterfall. At +2 with Torrent activated, Feraligatr 2HKOes even the bulkiest Registeel. Since Feraligatr has decent physical bulk, it finds plenty of opportunities to set up. The EVs for this set allow Feraligatr to outspeed positive-natured pokemon with base 100 Speed foes after one Dragon Dance; the rest of the EVs max out Feraligatr's attacking power and then add to its bulk to afford it more setup opportunities.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>The higher bulk of this set will often allow Feraligatr to set up more than once; consequently, Chansey and other Wish users are helpful to heal Feraligatr and give it the opportunity to sweep again. Since being walled is not as much of a problem with this set, teammates should focus on being able to switch in on, or even lure out and KO potential revenge killers. Rotom-H, as with the other sets, switches in on attempts to revenge kill Feraligatr's weaknesses and dispatches Grass-types such as Shaymin with Overheat. Shaymin itself can beat many of Feraligatr's potential revenge killers, as it being able to too can switch in easily on Grass- and Electric-typed attacks and retaliate with a Hidden Power Ice, a Hidden Power Fire, or a Seed Flare.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Feraligatr gets Rest and Sleep Talk along with defenses on par to with Blastoise's; however it can't Rapid Spin and is generally outclassed in a defensive role by other bulky Waters. Feraligatr can also run SubPunch, but that this is done better by Poliwrath, as Poliwrath who gets Encore and STAB on Focus Punch. Feraligatr can use Superpower to get break through things like Ferroseed, but it will lower Feraligatr's Attack and Defense and therefore hinder its sweep. Lastly, Feraligatr also has a decent special movepool, but does not have sadly lacks the stats to back it up use it.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

Tangrowth and Slowbro can both switch in, take any of Feraligatr's attacks, and threaten with Power Whip in the former's case as well as or cripple Feraligatr with status; however, they will have to be wary of Substitute variants. Hazers like Milotic and Weezing can easily come in and negate Feraligatr's boosts, while fast Scarfers with Grass- or Electric-type moves can easily revenge Feraligatr.

[Dream World]

Feraligatr gets Sheer Force from the Dream World. This ability will be very helpful to it, increasing the power of its Waterfalls as well as boosting and Ice Fang, and as well as negating Life Orb recoil. Unfortunately, Feraligatr will likely not have access to have to forgo Ice Punch nor and Dragon Dance together with Sheer Force.
 
[Dream World]

Feraligatr gets Sheer Force from the Dream World. This ability will be very helpful, increasing the power of Waterfall and Ice Fang, as well as negating Life Orb recoil. Unfortunately, Feraligatr will likely have to forgo Ice Punch and Dragon Dance with Sheer Force.
Actually, It is possible to have a Feraligatr know both Dragon Dance and Ice Punch with Sheer Force by breeding with a Dragonite that had learned Ice Punch from a Fourth Gen. move tutor.
 
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Feraligatr

[Overview]
<p>Feraligatr, one of the top physical sweepers of DPP UU, returns in BW UU to wreak havoc on a whole new metagame. With access to physical sweeping options in Dragon Dance and Swords Dance, as well as a decent offensive movepool, it can make use of its 105 base Attack and decent Speed to destroy opposing teams. Feraligatr's solid typing and decent bulk complement these features well, affording it many opportunities to sweep.</p>

[SET]
name: Dragon Dance
move 1: Dragon Dance
move 2: Waterfall
move 3: Ice Punch
move 4: Earthquake / Low Kick
item: Life Orb
ability: Torrent
nature: Jolly
evs: 28 HP / 252 Atk / 228 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>With its bread-and-butter offensive set, Feraligatr can use Dragon Dance to boost its Attack and Speed in a fashion akin to Gyarados. Waterfall is Feraligatr's main STAB move; it deals consistent damage, has a useful flinch chance, and receives a large boost in power should Feraligatr activate its Torrent ability fall into Torrent range. Ice Punch allows Feraligatr to hit the Grass- and Dragon-types that resist Waterfall for super effective damage. In the third slot, Earthquake grants Feraligatr neutral coverage on the myriad Water-types in UU, as well as super effective coverage on Registeel. Alternatively, Low Kick can OHKO Registeel but loses power on most Water-types. The EVs for this set allow Feraligatr to outrun positive-natured base 120 Speed Pokemon such as Sceptile after a one boost.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Feraligatr, like all setup sweepers, greatly appreciates dual screens support to afford it more opportunities to set up and sweep. As Feraligatr loses to bulky Water-types like Slowbro, bulky Grass-types like Tangrowth, and bulky Will-O-Wisp users such as Weezing and Mew, Rotom-H makes a great partner to threaten both Water- and Grass-typed Pokemon with its STAB attacks. Rotom-H can also switch in on Will-O-Wisp freely and Trick a Choice item to cripple a wall. Roserade is another good partner for Feraligatr; it switches in easily on many of Feraligatr's counters and defeats them, also setting up Toxic Spikes to wear down walls. Hazard support in general is extremely useful, aiding Feraligatr's sweep by allowing it to net more KOs.</p>

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Waterfall
move 3: Return
move 4: Aqua Jet
item: Life Orb
ability: Torrent
nature: Adamant
evs: 148 HP / 252 Atk / 108 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Feraligatr can use Swords Dance instead of Dragon Dance, forgoing a Speed boost to gain immense power. After a Swords Dance, Feraligatr hits a monstrous 678 Attack, which may be further boosted should it be put into Torrent range. Waterfall and Return grant it perfect neutral coverage against everything in UU bar Empoleon and the rare Ferroseed, while Aqua Jet allows Feraligatr to dispatch faster, frail Pokemon which would otherwise easily revenge kill Feraligatr. For an example of the sheer power of this set, Feraligatr 2HKOes Slowbro, the premier physical wall of UU, after one Swords Dance. Waterfall also 2HKOes Empoleon after a Swords Dance, so practically nothing can wall Feraligatr after it has managed to grab a boost.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>This set also appreciates screens to facilitate setting up, especially because it can't outspeed as much many Pokemon as the Dragon Dance set can. As Swords Dance Feraligatr can break through walls much more easily, faster Pokemon that can survive Aqua Jet, such as Shaymin and Roserade, are the greater worry. Teammates that can switch into Grass- and Electric-typed attacks and KO Feraligatr's checks to open the way for a sweep are therefore ideal. Rotom-H is once again a good partner, Tricking walls and easily taking the Grass- and Electric-type attacks that plague Feraligatr. Other Pokemon that appreciate bulky Waters being eliminated pair well with this Feraligatr. For example, Choice Band Arcanine is significantly more fearsome with its Flare Blitzes after the likes of Slowbro, Milotic, and Suicune are taken out of the picture.</p>

[SET]
name: Substitute + Dragon Dance
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Dragon Dance
move 3: Waterfall
move 4: Return
item: Leftovers
ability: Torrent
nature: Adamant
evs: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>While the previous sets are all severely crippled by status, whether it be burn or paralysis, this set remedies that with Substitute, which allows Feraligatr to set up on slower Pokemon that rely on status to counter it, such as Weezing and Slowbro. This also prevents Milotic and Slowking from phazing it with Dragon Tail and foils Poliwrath's attempts to Circle Throw it out. Additionally, Substitute shields Feraligatr from priority or Grass- and Electric-type attacks that would end its sweep. Electric-types in particular can no longer revenge kill Feraligatr with Volt Switch, as they will be forced to switch out. Substitute is also useful to push Feraligatr into Torrent range to significantly power up Waterfall. At +2 with Torrent activated, Feraligatr 2HKOes even the bulkiest Registeel. Since Feraligatr has decent physical bulk, it finds plenty of opportunities to set up. The EVs for this set allow Feraligatr to outspeed positive-natured foes with base 100 Speed after one Dragon Dance; the rest of the EVs max out Feraligatr's attacking power and then add to its bulk to afford it more setup opportunities.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>The higher bulk of this set will often allow Feraligatr to set up more than once; consequently, Chansey and other Wish users are helpful to heal Feraligatr and give it the opportunity to sweep again. Since being walled is not as much of a problem with this set, teammates should focus on being able to switch in on, or even lure out and KO potential revenge killers. Rotom-H, as with the other sets, switches in on attempts to revenge kill Feraligatr and dispatches Grass-types such as Shaymin with Overheat. Shaymin itself can beat many of Feraligatr's potential revenge killers, as it too can switch in easily on Grass- and Electric-type attacks and retaliate with Hidden Power Ice, Hidden Power Fire, or Seed Flare.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Feraligatr gets Rest and Sleep Talk along with defenses on par with Blastoise's; however it can't Rapid Spin and is generally outclassed in a defensive role by other bulky Waters. Feraligatr can also run a SubPunch set, but this is done better by Poliwrath, who gets Encore and STAB Focus Punch. Feraligatr can use Superpower to break through Ferroseed, but it will lower Feraligatr's Attack and Defense and therefore hinder its sweep. Lastly, Feraligatr has a decent special movepool, but sadly lacks the stats to use it.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

Tangrowth and Slowbro can both switch in, take any of Feraligatr's attacks, and threaten it with Power Whip or cripple it with status; however, they will have to be wary of Substitute variants. Hazers like Milotic and Weezing can easily come in and negate Feraligatr's boosts, while fast Scarfers with Grass- or Electric-type moves can easily revenge Feraligatr.

[Dream World]

Feraligatr gets Sheer Force from the Dream World. This ability will be very helpful, increasing the power of Waterfall and Ice Fang, as well as negating Life Orb recoil. Unfortunately, Feraligatr will likely have to forgo Ice Punch and Dragon Dance with Sheer Force.
 

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