Swoobat (WIP)


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Generalize what the Pokemon does in the metagame and as a whole and why you should or shouldn't consider using it on your teams. See this thread for more tips.

name: SubCM
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Calm Mind
move 3: Stored Power
move 4: Heat Wave
item: Salac Berry
ability: Simple
nature: Timid
evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

  • Substitute
  • Calm Mind
  • Stored Power
  • Heat Wave

Set Details
  • Timid nature + EVs (Explain the need for 4 HP EVs)
  • Simple
  • Salac Berry

Usage Tips

Describe how to use the Pokemon in question.

Team Options

Describe some teammates that would be a good idea to pair with this Pokemon.

Other Options
  • Air Slash is Swoobat's strongest and most reliable Flying STAB option, and has the added benefit of potentially flinching would-be checks such as Silvally-Dark and Beheeyem. However, above and beyond relying on lucky flinches to bypass checks, Air Slash doesn't complement Stored Power at all, missing out on much needed coverage against Steel-types, especially Metang and Bronzor.
  • Shadow Ball provides coverage against Psychic-types such as Beheeyem, but doesn't give Swoobat optimal coverage against Dark-types like Zweilous. Signal Beam on the other hand does more damage to Pokemon like Exeggutor and Cacturne while providing coverage against Silvally-Dark. However, Signal Beam only hits Alolan Grimer and Pawniard neutrally, and again is insufficient versus Metang and Bronzor.
  • Psychic in theory provides Swoobat with a more reliable STAB option that is still stronger than Stored Power after one Calm Mind. However, because Substitute freely allows Swoobat to get itself in range of Salac Berry activation, Stored Power becomes more powerful than Psychic when Swoobat is more likely to attack,
  • Kee Berry
  • Unaware + Choice Specs (Mention U-turn being a plus)
  • Electric Seed + Electric Terrain Electivire

Checks and Counters

**Insert Threat Here**: Describe why the Pokemon is a threat.

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