Shelmet has access to Spikes and Recover, letting it act as a bulky hazard setter that can check Fighting-types due to its typing. However, Ferroseed and Onix are better in this role because their typing is way more useful, and they have access to Stealth Rock as well, with Onix having also a better Speed. Mareanie and Foongus completely outclass Shelmet as bulky Fighting checks with access to a reliable source of recovery.
name: Defensive Spikes Setter
move 1: Recover
move 2: Spikes
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Yawn
evs: 116 HP / 156 Def / 236 SpD
This set attempts to set Spikes as soon as possible, pressure the opposing team and punish every switch, keeping Shelmet healthy throughout the match with Recover. Yawn can be used to force a switch, maximizing damage from Spikes. However, Shelmet is fully outclassed, because of its bad defensive typing and weakness to Stealth Rock along with the presence of better defensive Pokémon like Ferroseed and Mareanie.
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