name: Belly Drum
move 1: Belly Drum
move 2: Play Rough
move 3: Drain Punch
move 4: Facade
item: Sitrus Berry
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Slurpuff's niche is as a sweeper who can use the combination of Unburden + Belly Drum to break through teams late-game. In addition, its Fairy-typing allows it to set up on common Pokemon such as Noivern, Umbreon, and Choice Scarf Heracross. Unfortunately, Slurpuff faces competition with other setup sweepers such as Mimikyu, Cloyster, and Necrozma, as they have an easier time setting up because of their bulk or speed which allows them to break through teams more easily. Slurpuff also faces stiff competition as a Belly Drum sweeper with Linoone, who has an amazing movepool that is resisted by very few Pokemon. Drain Punch is used to hit Steel-types such as Cobalion, Stakataka, and Steelix, and Facade is used to hit Poison-types such as Crobat, Vileplume, and Galarian Weezing.
Because Slurpuff is a late game-sweeper, it belongs on hyper offensive teams. Due to Slurpuff's frailty, screens support from Klefki and Froslass is appreciated. Galarian Weezing can support Slurpuff with Misty Terrain, preventing it from being crippled with status. In addition, Galarian Weezing can also provide Memento support, allowing Slurpuff to set up on a weakened foe. Entry hazard support from Roserade, Golisopod, and Cobalion can ease Slurpuff's ability to sweep through teams. Other setup sweepers, such as Necrozma and Cloyster, are good teammates, as they can set up on Pokemon such as Steelix, Vileplume, and Crobat. Slurpuff fails to break past Steel-types such as Metagross and Doublade, so checks to these Pokemon such as Zarude, Chandelure, and Darmanitan are important. Haze users such as Milotic prevent Slurpuff from setting up, so checks such as Zarude and Toxtricity are appreciated. Entry hazards can decrease Slurpuff's ability to sweep, so spinners such as Dhelmise and Starmie make good partners.
name: Sash Lead
move 1: Sticky Web
move 2: Yawn
move 3: Endeavor / Magic Coat
move 4: Misty Explosion
item: Focus Sash
ivs: 0 HP / 0 Atk / 0 Def / 0 SpD
evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Slurpuff can act as a suicide lead on hyper offensive teams using Sticky Web and its myriad of crippling moves to support its teammates. With a Focus Sash, Slurpuff can survive a hit to set up Sticky Web, and it will often move first next turn due to Unburden. Yawn is used to force switches and prevent opposing Pokemon from using Slurpuff as setup fodder. Endeavor is used to bring down an opponent's HP if they damage it. Alternatively, Magic Coat can be used to bounce back entry hazards from pokemon such as Seismitoad, Golisopod, and Klefki. Finally, Misty Explosion is used to damage an opposing Pokemon while maintaining momentum. 0 IVs in HP, Defense, and Special Defense allow Slurpuff to activate its Focus Sash more consistently.
Because Slurpuff's role is to set up Sticky Web, Pokemon that can take advantage of Sticky Web to sweep, such as Mimikyu, Zarude and Cobalion, make good teammates. Mimikyu, in particular, can also block Rapid Spin attempts from the opponent. Common Defog users such as Togekiss and Crobat may try to remove Sticky Web, so teammates that can pressure them such as Xurkitree, Raikou, and Toxtricity can help. Furthermore, Toxtricity and Raikou can break through teams much more easily with Sticky Web support. Sticky Web can also help slower wallbreakers such as Pangoro, Regidrago, and Bewear break through teams. Finally, Knock Off support from Pokemon such as Obstagoon, Golisopod and Heracross is helpful, as it can remove Heavy-Duty Boots from opposing Pokemon.
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