QC: GrimoireGod / WhiteDMist / galbia
GP: fleurdyleurse / P Squared
Wigglytuff's niche lies in its access to Stealth Rock and Competitive ability, which discourages the use of Defog and Intimidate. Though its Special Attack is only mediocre, at +2, it can hit very hard, especially with its variety of special attacks that allows it to hit the majority of the tier neutrally or super effectively. It is immune to Dragon-type moves, such as Outrage, allowing it to fit well on teams that are weak to Dragon-types. However, Wigglytuff's poor Speed leaves it unable to deal much damage to offensive teams, even when boosted.
name: Offensive Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Hyper Voice
move 3: Dazzling Gleam
move 4: Focus Blast
item: Life Orb
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Stealth Rock allows Wigglytuff to rack up residual damage on the opposing team and forces the foe to use Defog, giving Wigglytuff a +2 boost thanks to Competitive. Hyper Voice is a STAB move and allows Wigglytuff to beat Substitute users, such as Ninetales and Gogoat. Dazzling Gleam is a spammable STAB move that allows Wigglytuff to deal with Fighting- and Dark-type Pokemon, such as Poliwrath and Mightyena. Focus Blast allows Wigglytuff to hit Pokemon that resist both of Wigglytuff's STAB moves, such as Steel-types such as Probopass; it also allows Wigglytuff to KO common leads such as Aurorus, Piloswine, Golem, and Carracosta.
Maximun Special Attack investment along with a Modest nature and a Life Orb maximizes Wigglytuff's damage output. Leftovers can be used over Life Orb to increase Wigglytuff's longevity; however, Wigglytuff then loses the additional damage output provided by Life Orb. Focus Sash is another option that allows Wigglytuff to check threats such as Pawniard by taking a hit and KOing the foe. 252 Speed EVs allow Wigglytuff to Speed tie with Pokemon such as Adamant Marowak and Golem. A Timid nature can also be used to allow Wigglytuff to outspeed neutral-natured Pokemon with base 45 Speed, such as Marowak and Golem.
Wigglytuff works best early- and mid-game, when it can set up Stealth Rock and threaten Defog users. Wigglytuff should only set up Stealth Rock once threatening leads such as Rampardos and Roselia are KOed, however. Switch Wigglytuff in on Defog for a Special Attack boost, but be wary of status move users such as Togetic. As Wigglytuff is very slow, it doesn't mind switching into Sticky Web, which gives it a +2 Special Attack boost. Avoid staying in on powerful attackers, especially if they are faster than Wigglytuff and the opponent's Defogger has not yet been KOed.
Wigglytuff fits well on balanced teams thanks to its ability to punish Defog users and pressure its foes. Fighting-types, such as Poliwrath and Machoke, make for good teammates, as they can deal with Steel-types, which Wigglytuff struggles to beat, and can take hits from Steel- and Poison-types, which Wigglytuff is weak to. Ghost-types such as Misdreavus and Gourgeist are great partners for Wigglyuff, as they can spinblock, allowing Wigglytuff's Stealth Rock to remain on the field. Spikes and Toxic Spikes users such as Roselia and Whirlipede work well with Wigglytuff, as Wigglytuff discourages the use of Defog, allowing the entry hazards to stay on the field.
As Wigglytuff has good bulk, a cleric set with Wish can be used, though it is outclassed by Lickilicky. Magic Coat is another possible option, as Wigglytuff is commonly used as a lead, allowing it to bounce back the foe's entry hazards, Taunt, and status moves. Thunder Wave can be used with Focus Sash, as it allows Wigglytuff to cripple offensive threats such as Pawniard and Ninetales. Wigglytuff can use other coverage moves, such as Thunderbolt to take on Pokemon such as Pelipper and Swanna, Ice Beam to take on Jumpluff and Marowak, and Fire Blast to take on Avalugg and Roselia.
Checks & Counters
**Special Walls**: Special walls such as Grumpig and Lickilicky can take hits easily from Wigglytuff and inflict status on it or wear it down with an attacking move and prevent Wigglytuff from wearing them down by using Wish in return.
**Fast Attackers**: As Wigglytuff is relatively slow, it has trouble dealing with faster attackers such as Pawniard and Rapidash, which can take on Wigglytuff with ease.
**Residual Damage**: Residual damage from entry hazards, status, and Life Orb can quickly wear Wigglytuff down.
**Rapid Spin Users**: Spinners such as Torkoal and Armaldo can deal with Wigglytuff easily, as they can remove Wigglytuff's Stealth Rock and Wigglytuff cannot discourage the use of Rapid Spin.