Chien-Pao's cute when he doesnt scratch the ground
Skarmory @ Leftovers
Ability: No Ability
- Drill Peck / Toxic
- Whirlwind / Sleep Talk
The original steel bird stops Curse Snorlax, the king of GSC OU, on its tracks with its own tricks! Drill Peck immediately threatens Machamp and Heracross, while Toxic dissuades switch-ins not carrying Rest, such as Whirlwind Zapdos, and slows down Snorlax not carrying Sleep Talk. Curse not only enables Skarmory to take hits from all physical attackers but also lets it underspeed opposing phazers, allowing it to accrue more Curse boosts and play as a late-game wincon with Drill Peck. However, Sleep Talk lets Skarmory reliably check Lovely Kiss Snorlax, allows it to switch into Exeggutor, and reduces its chances to be taken advantage of when using Rest. Raikou, Snorlax, and Skarmory form an excellent defensive core with each other, with Raikou dealing with special attackers like Zapdos, Snorlax dealing with mixed attackers such as Nidoking, and Skarmory walling Heracross and most variants of Snorlax. Miltank provides Heal Bell support to aid Skarmory if it's not carrying Sleep Talk and checks Curse Snorlax that carries a Fire move.