Cloyster:I'm not saying Cloyster is amazing, I'm saying it's a bigger threat than C+, it's a good offensive check to scarf dracovish which is quite strong vs offence, beats common cores such as Corviknight, Seismitoad, Clefable/Sylv, has ice shard for faster dragons etc. The flinch chance is added bonus to beat checks it shouldn't usually. It can also weaken stuff even if it doesn't sweep which makes it less matchup dependent, example: weakening aegislash for a hawlucha sweep. I think people overrate it too a bit, but not that much.
- Forces the team to be built around it.
- Has 1 set, with about 5 viable moves for it.
- Fits only on HO.
- Is reliant on a coinflip weighted against it to break its checks which are very common in the meta.
- Hard loses to priority.
- Is weak to hazards and has no recovery.