Oshawott

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[OVERVIEW]

Generalize what the Pokemon does in the metagame and as a whole and why you should or shouldn't consider using it on your teams.

[SET]
name: Bulky Special Attacker
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Air Slash
move 4: Aqua Jet / Hidden Power Grass
item: Life Orb / Eviolite
ability: Torrent
nature: Naive
evs: 116 Def / 236 SpA / 156 Spe


Moves
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Hydro Pump is Oshawott's choice of STAB, as life orb Hydro Pump hits fairly hard against non-resistances. Ice Beam is the choice of coverage for grass types, 2HKO'ing Foongus and Cottonee on the switch.

236+ SpA Life Orb Oshawott Ice Beam vs. 124 HP / 160 SpD Eviolite Foongus: 13-18 (52 - 72%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

236+ SpA Life Orb Oshawott Ice Beam vs. 116 HP / 196 SpD Eviolite Cottonee: 13-18 (59 - 81.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Air Slash allows Oshawott to hit Croagunk suppereffectively, 2HKO'ing it on the switch as well. Hidden Power Grass can also be ran if you would rather have coverage for other water types. Aqua Jet is useful for it's priority, allowing you to revenge kill things.

Set Details
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Usage Tips
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Team Options
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Describe some teammates that would be a good idea to pair with this Pokemon.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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List some options for the Pokemon user that are plausible but not always recommended due to either being not consistent enough or too outclassed by other Pokemon in the metagame.

Checks and Counters
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**Insert Threat Here**: Describe why the Pokemon is a threat.
 
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So I'm not QC but this set doesn't really seem like a good one to distinguish Oshawott's niche. The reason being that Corphish can run literally the exact same moves and do it better. Oshawott has slightly better bulk, but Corphish is much stronger.

Personally I'd try to find a different set that isn't literally done better by Corphish or be able to give a really specific reason to not run a Corphish with this set.
 
Not sure this thing HAS a niche.

Standard SD is done better by Corphish.

Abusing Torrent + SD + Aqua Jet is done better by Totodile, who has more attack and a better movepool.

Special Torrent set is outclassed by Froakie, who has the same SpA and more speed, and Piplup, which has the same SpA and Agility.

However, Oshawott does have access to Air Slash, which lets it hit Croagunk harder than anything Piplup or Froakie can do (on the special side) except HP Psychic, while still retaining coverage vs Grass-types. Maybe something like Substitute / Hydro Pump / Air Slash / HP Grass @ Salac Berry.
 

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Corphish does learn Aerial Ace.

I think a special/mixed LO set with Substitute is probably the best way to go with Oshawott, since it gets some cool toys (Torrent, Encore) that it can't make use of as well with a Swords Dance set.
 
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