I'm fine with that. I'm just thankful and surprised even one person decided to vote for me, because all of the other submissions were really really amazing, creative, and very well thought out. Froakie and Joltik were my 2 favorites and I'm happy Froakie won as well.
Flavorwise, it would make sense because it's evolution, Beartic, gets Aqua Jet, as well as the Swift Swim ability, but that doesn't make much sense on Cubchoo. Also, Cubchoo is an ice type so, in my opinion, it should get Ice Shard.
Although probably not by much, it would improve Cubchoo's viability. It could move Cubchoo from unranked to potentially D rank. It would be able to run a strong double priority set (with two other attacks, or set-up moves like Hone Claws) with it's powerful base 70 attack paired with a Life Orb.
Scrappy + Slack Off Squirtle! ZoroarkForever's idea but he didn't want to post n_n
Scrappy can be taken to mean feisty or determined.
Conclusive proof that Squirtle is very feisty:
Slack Off is distributed to chubbier Pokemon, which fits Squirtle well. If I remember my childhood correctly, Squirtle was often seen eating Rice Balls in the anime.
These buffs would turn Squirtle into a bulkier, but slower Staryu that can't be spinblocked. Dealing with HO teams combined with a Ghost-type such as typical Sticky Web teams or Dwebble offense is really annoying and this would eliminate some common 50/50s that occur with these matchups. Having reliable recovery would allow Squirtle to repeatedly check hazard setters such as Archen or Drilbur and Rapid Spin. Squirtle actually has incredible bulk and is essentially guaranteed to Rapid Spin on almost every Pokemon with this buff.
240 SpA Life Orb Elekid Thunderbolt vs. 244 HP / 244 SpD Eviolite Squirtle: 18-23 (75 - 95.8%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
240+ SpA Magnemite Thunderbolt vs. 244 HP / 244 SpD Eviolite Squirtle: 18-24 (75 - 100%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
196+ SpA Bellsprout Solar Beam vs. 244 HP / 244 SpD Eviolite Squirtle: 18-24 (75 - 100%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
184+ SpA Snover Giga Drain vs. 244 HP / 244 SpD Eviolite Squirtle: 14-18 (58.3 - 75%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and hail damage
Basically Squirtle is really, really cute and should be voted for.
cute mon Flavor: Idk chinchillas eat seeds and roll around in volcanic dust, so they should spit seeds and blast rocks? Ask Gamefreak, because they gave these moves to Cinccino but withheld them from the lc mon. Viability: Minccino has had a small niche as skill link wallbreaker, but despite the higher powered move in Tail Slap it is always outclassed by Aipom, which has FO, better bulk, and better speed. Giving it BS and RB would make Minccino a veritable nuke, with high powered skill link moves with amazing coverage to abuse and 18 speed to outpace a majority of the meta. It also has knock off for utility, u-turn for scouting, and wake-up slap (if real) to hit pawn switches.
Fluffles (Minccino) @ Life Orb
Ability: Skill Link
EVs: 196 Atk / 40 Def / 36 SpD / 236 Spe
- Tail Slap
- Bullet Seed
- Rock Blast
- Wake-Up Slap/ Knock Off/ U-Turn
196 Atk Life Orb Minccino Tail Slap (5 hits) vs. 0 HP / 196 Def Eviolite Mienfoo: 20-25 (95.2 - 119%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
196 Atk Life Orb Minccino Wake-Up Slap (70 BP) vs. 0 HP / 36 Def Eviolite Pawniard: 21-26 (100 - 123.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
196 Atk Life Orb Minccino Rock Blast (5 hits) vs. 116 HP / 236+ Def Eviolite Vullaby: 25-40 (100 - 160%) -- guaranteed OHKO
196 Atk Life Orb Minccino Bullet Seed (5 hits) vs. 76 HP / 212+ Def Chinchou: 40-50 (160 - 200%) -- guaranteed OHKO
196 Atk Life Orb Minccino Bullet Seed (5 hits) vs. 92 HP / 252 Def Eviolite Solid Rock Tirtouga: 20-40 (86.9 - 173.9%) -- approx. 6.3% chance to OHKO
196 Atk Life Orb Minccino Tail Slap (5 hits) vs. 212 HP / 196+ Def Eviolite Spritzee: 20-25 (74 - 92.5%) -- approx. 6.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
196 Atk Life Orb Minccino Rock Blast (5 hits) vs. 236 HP / 156+ Def Eviolite Archen: 25-40 (100 - 160%) -- guaranteed OHKO
196 Atk Life Orb Minccino Rock Blast (5 hits) vs. 204 HP / 116+ Def Eviolite Pumpkaboo-Super: 15-20 (60 - 80%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
196 Atk Life Orb Minccino Tail Slap (5 hits) vs. 124 HP / 160+ Def Eviolite Foongus: 20-25 (80 - 100%) -- approx. 6.3% chance to OHKO