diamonds are forever
name: Choice Band
move 1: Waterfall
move 2: Knock Off
move 3: Megahorn
move 4: Flip Turn
item: Choice Band
ability: Lightning Rod
nature: Jolly / Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
With Lightning Rod Seaking is able to switch into Electric-types such as Stunfisk, Manectric, and Boltund. Unlike other Electric-type immunities like Palpitoad, Stunfisk, or Vibrava, Seaking is able to provide a better stall matchup for bulkier teams. Seaking can wear down opposing teams through spreading Toxic on Pokemon such as Tangela, Shiinotic, and Hakamo-o. Knock Off allows Seaking to cripple in switch-ins like Mareanie, Mawile and Roselia. The given HP and Special Defense investment lets Seaking take a +2 Focus Blast or Grass Knot from Raichu and outspeed Adamant Pawniard. Protect lets Seaking rack up more Toxic damage and Leftovers recovery in addition to the ability to scout Choice-locked Pokemon like Choice Scarf Thwackey or Mr. Mime. Substitute is an alternative option that can be put up against Choice-locked Manectric or Raichu or other forced switches and reduces the need for prediction while being able to avoid opposing Toxic from Pokemon such as Pyukumuku or Type: Null.
Pokemon such as Klingklang and Specially Defensive Mawile appreciate Seaking's ability to switch on Electric-types like Manectric and Raichu. In return they are able to switch into Grass-type attacks from Roselia or Shiinotic and deal with other Pokemon not immediately pressured by Toxic like Throh. Seaking can also appreciate Wish or clerical support from Glaceon or Musharna, as it can get worn down by hazards with only Leftovers recovery. Vespiquen takes advantage of Seaking's Electric-type immunity and Fire-type resist while serving as Defog support and a Grass-type resist. Togetic appreciates Seaking's Electric-type immunity and is a Grass-type resist that benefits from Seaking dealing with Heatmor as well. Set up sweepers such as Swords Dance and Falinks can capitalize on Seaking crippling Shiinotic or Mareanie. Pivots such as Choice Scarf Thwackey and Silvally-Rock can also get Seaking in safely as well and appreciate Seaking's ability to cripple Tangela.
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