Popplio might look good to use because of its unique ability Liquid Voice, decent Special attack and bulk; however, its poor Speed leaves it unable to make use of its positive characteristics. Popplio is outclassed by other offensive Water-types such as Staryu and Clamperl. This is because Staryu has better Speed, Special Attack, coverage and utility with Rapid Spin and Recovery while Clamperl has far greater Special Attack and can use Shell Smash to sweep.
name: All-out Attacker
move 1: Scald
move 2: Hyper Voice
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Hidden Power Grass
ability: Liquid Voice
evs: 164 Def / 232 SpA / 68 SpD / 36 Spe
Popplio attempts switch in on offensive Pokemon such as Gastly that use Substitute, take a hit, and KO them from behind the Substitute with Hyper Voice. With only a few Pokemon that commonly use Substitute, Popplio's only positive trait does not make up for its low Speed and poor coverage options. Popplio faces competition from other offensive water-types such as Staryu because of having better Speed, Special Attack, and can use Rapid Spin to get rid of hazards for the team.
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