LC Spoink



[OVERVIEW]
Spoink is an unviable Pokemon in the LC meta due to how outclassed it finds itself. There is very little reason to use it over Abra or even Solosis, as they are far more initially threatening. It does, however, have a minuscule niche as a bulky Calm Mind wallbreaker, differentiating itself from its competition thanks to its added bulk, although its low Speed leaves it struggling against faster threats, and in most cases it's far easier just to use Abra over it.

[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psychic
move 3: Power Gem
move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
item: Eviolite
ability: Thick Fat
nature: Timid
evs: 80 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Spoink should use its extra bulk to set up against Pokemon that cannot threaten it such as Focus Sash Abra and Amaura, and use its boosts to try wallbreaking. However, Abra's higher offensive presence from the get-go makes it very hard to justify running Spoink on any serious team. Even if it does manage to set up, its mediocre Speed will leave it easily revenge killed by a faster Pokemon

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[zizalith,410251]]
- Quality checked by: [[Merritt,213064],[Fiend,208173]]
- Grammar checked by: [[CryoGyro,331519]]
 
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Merritt

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[OVERVIEW]
Mention somewhere that Spoink is also not particularly fast when you start on the Calm Mind set, because Spoink is really gonna struggle against the many faster Pokemon in LC.

[SET]
Please double check your sets in the future so you don't end up with Jolly special attackers. Going to say HP Fighting instead of Fire here, OHKOing Pawn is way more important than Ferroseed.

EVs should be 80 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe, nature should be Timid.

[SET COMMENTS]
Don't say Timburr here, Timburr does way too much damage with Knock Off for you to explicitly recommend the not-fast Spoink set up on it. Go with just Abra and Amaura and go slightly more vague to say Pokemon who do not threaten Spoink.

Don't call Spoink's Special Defense high, this set has 14 SpDef. This is a really bad Pokemon, instead have a last sentence that highlights that even after Spoink sets up it's liable to be KOed by faster Pokemon.

[CREDITS]
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[OVERVIEW]
Spoink is an unviable Pokemon in the LC meta due to how outclassed it finds itself. There is very little reason to use it over Abra or even Solosis, as they are far more initially threatening. It does, however, have a minuscule niche as a bulky Calm Mind wallbreaker, differentiating itself from its competition thanks to its added bulk, although its low Speed can leave it struggling against faster threats, and in most ca,ses cases it's far easier just to use Abra over it.
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[OVERVIEW]
Spoink is an unviable Pokemon in the LC meta due to how outclassed it finds itself. There is very little reason to use it over Abra or even Solosis, as they are far more initially threatening. It does, however, have a minuscule niche as a bulky Calm Mind wallbreaker, differentiating itself from its competition thanks to its added bulk, although its low Speed can leaves it struggling against faster threats, and in most cases it's far easier just to use Abra over it.

[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psychic
move 3: Power Gem
move 4: Hidden Power Fighting
item: Eviolite
ability: Thick Fat
nature: Timid
evs: 80 Def / 200 SpA / 200 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Spoink should use its extra bulk to set up against Pokemon who that cannot threaten it, (comma) such as Focus Sash Abra and Amaura thanks to its extra bulk, and use its boosts to try and wallbreaking. However, Abra's higher offensive presence from the get-go makes it very hard to justify running Spoink on any serious team. Even if it does manage to set up, its mediocre Speed will likely leave it easily revenge killed by a faster Pokemon.
 

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