name: Offensive Stealth Rock
move 1: Icicle Crash
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Ice Shard
move 4: Stealth Rock
ability: Thick Fat
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Mamoswine is a strong Stealth Rock setter since it threatens out several offensive and defensive Pokemon with its STAB combination, so it has plenty of opportunities to set up Stealth Rock. Icicle Crash and Earthquake allows Mamoswine to have good coverage, threatening out a plethora of defensive Pokemon, like Toxapex and Mandibuzz, and even a few offensive pokemon that are slower than Mamoswine, such as Altarianite Arcanine, Blastoisite Hydreigon, and Altarianite Kommo-o. Ice Shard allows Mamoswine to revenge kill faster threats, like Dragapult and Noivern. The stone of choice for Mamoswine here is Lucarionite, as it is granted Adaptability. Adaptability allows Mamoswine to utilize its great combination of STABs and it takes advantage of this to set Stealth Rock, since many Sablenite users like Mandibuzz, Hippowdon, and Toxapex will want to avoid taking on Mamoswine.
That being said, although Mamoswine has great offensive presence, its speed after Mega Evolving is decent at best, and it is outsped by common offensive threats, like Excadrill and Terrakion. Its bulk is also average at best, and it strongly dislikes taking non-resisted hits, so a strong defensive core to support Mamoswine is appreciated. Manectite Mew can help Mamoswine, by switching into Excadrill, and Lopunnite Zeraora that may threaten out Mamoswine and provide pivoting as well, and Mamoswine can, in turn, threaten Pokemon that may force them out like Hydreigon and Dragapult. Mamoswine also struggles to break through strong Ice-type checks, like Venusaurite Corviknight, Banettite Jellicent, and Latiasite Toxapex so pokemon like Blastoisite Hydreigon, or Manectite Rotom-W can assist Mamoswine in dealing with them. Diancite Gengar and Lunala make for great partners to Mamoswine, as Mamoswine can force out Sablenite Mandibuzz, a strong Ghost-type check, force up rocks, and soften it up for the two. In return, Gengar and Lunala can force out physical walls like Manectite Mew, Banettite Jellicent, and Venusaurite Corviknight that Mamoswine would struggle with.
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