Onix @ Berry Juice
EVs: 76 HP / 236 Atk / 196 Spe
- Rock Blast
- Stealth Rock
Onix exerts a really well known role compression in the form of Stealth Rock setter, making it one of the best utility leads, resistance to Flying-types, which is something we need to mitigate, and Electric inmunity, anulating Volt Switch from Chinchou. To avoid getting easily killed once Sturdy has been broken, Endure gives it a second opportunity fore restor its health.
Sorry for the delay.
I've been thinking about what to do with this team, which was started in a meta that no longer exists and meta changes and a ban have changed everything around it as it has been built. After talking to quote and op, I've decided the best course of action is to finish the team as best is possible and then to review it for changes that are necessary for the current meta.
That said, Pawniard is the winner of this round. Please nominate a fifth Pokemon for our four-mon team!
(Yes, this is how I imagine Adam looks like 24/7)
Slight fight weakness on the team, figured a 14 speed Gunk may be good and yk it's webs so why the fuck not? Fightinium z nukes shit like even fucking Mareanie doesn't like to tank that (Aka dies to this + a Fblast, but if it haze then that's like not possible ig?) Idk I rarely use Croa atm so there may be better variations twist and tweak it once 6th mon has been picked but typing-wise and since it sets up and sweeps and abuses webs and shit I thought it'd be good. Good synergy with Dewpider+Snover.
It's Webs so we need a blocker. We already have a fairly bulky Water-type so I prefer Pump > Frillish, and Pump is more reliable than Gastly so ye. Standard set, checks Mudbray, does things, good Webs mon
Gastly @ Life Orb / Ghostium Z
EVs: 36 Def / 196 SpA / 76 SpD / 196 Spe
- Shadow Ball
- Sludge Bomb
- Thunderbolt / Dazzling Gleam
- Destiny Bond
a spinblocker is required for life orb snover to be worthwhile, and i think gastly's the best one for this team. neither frillish nor pump provide much with the team already having a water and grass type. both frillish and pump are slow af, and the other mons on the team are too (especially because it's unfortunately slowfoo). this wouldn't be much of an issue on webs, but dewpider isn't as reliable as surskit when it comes to setting, which means the team needs to function without webs too; gastly is a faster option that helps mitigate this problem. it is also not at all passive, unlike defensive pump and frillish, making it better suited to webs. while it may not be as reliable as a spinblocker, snover is able to come in to force out staryu, kabuto, and drilbur and punish the opp for the switch, so even if a spinner predicts the switch to gastly and kills it, webs will be maintained.
aside from spinblocking, gastly also:
-counters most np gunk, which currently destroys the team
-helps with other fighting types, which beat the current team pretty easily, by scaring them from clicking hjk/dp/mach (important w/ pawn and snover on the team) and hitting them p hard
-beats snivy, which fucks over webs
-wears down vull, which fucks over webs
-helps greatly against opposing webs teams, which beat the team rn cuz they tend to be faster
-wears down and/or kills shared checks w/ snover, e.g. pawn, a-grimer, fighting types, ferro
-acts as a solid late-game cleaner, outspeeding even scarfers after webs
life orb thunderbolt can be used to ohko staryu, which helps keeps webs up, while still hitting vullaby super effectively and pawn and a-grimer neutrally. the downside of this is that gastly lacks dgleam, meaning it can't hit fighting-types as hard, which is unfortunate for the team in its current state. however, i think that if the 6th slot is chosen to be a mon that beats fighting-types, this isn't much of an issue, so lo tbolt is viable option. alternatively, if the last mon doesn't help sufficiently with the fighting weakness, ghostium z dgleam gastly can be used, which both ohkoes staryu and hits fighting-types hard (it also lets u flex with z-dbond). i think life orb is ideal tho because the overall damage boost is greater.
dbond kills things for teammates, particularly snover.