Gen 6 Whimsicott revamp (UU) [WIP]

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Whimsicott fulfills a useful niche as a pivot thanks to its high speed tier, good typing, and an extensive support movepool that is complemented by Prankster. This lets it serve as a Pokemon that can check offensive threats such as Krookodile and Mega Swampert, while being able to pivot to other Pokemon and disrupt the opponent's momentum with moves such as Taunt, Encore, and Leech Seed. However, Whimsicott does happen to hold flaws, mainly in its inability to reliably deal with Flying- and Steel-types such as Crobat, Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Aggron, Klefki, and Escavalier. It also isn't particularly strong, and can't pressure Pokemon that it doesn't hit for super effective damage by its STAB attacks. Finally, its middling bulk makes it so that it has a hard time repeatedly switching into the Pokemon that it wants to check.

name: SET NAME
move 1: Moonblast
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Giga Drain / Taunt
move 4: Encore / Leech Seed
item: Leftovers
ability: Prankster
nature: Timid
evs: 248 HP / 132 SpA / 128 Spe


Whimsicott's main offensive move is Moonblast, which allows it to check Dark, Dragon, and Fighting-types such as Hydreigon, Mega Sceptile Krookodile, Conkeldurr, and Chesnaught. U-turn is used so that Whimsicott can pivot out of Pokemon that would threaten it, maintaining momentum and letting Pokemon in that can pressure the opponent. Giga Drain is useful in that it lets Whimsicott deal with Water-types such as Mega Swampert and Suicune. Taunt is an alternative that prevents Defog from Pokemon such as Gligar and Empoleon, as well as stopping Sylveon and Blissey from recovering on Whimsicott. Encore is mainly used to punish sweepers such as Cresselia and Gyarados from attaining boosts, and is similar to Taunt in that it can also disrupt recovery moves. Leech Seed lets Whimsicott recover health from common switch-ins such as Mega Aggron and Blissey, punishing their entry in the process in conjunction with U-turn.

Set Details

The given EV spread allows Whimsicott to outrun Pokemon with a base speed tier of 100, such as Celebi, while maximizing its overall bulk. This speed tier is also important since it lets Whimsicott outrun Pokemon just barely below 100, such as Hydreigon and Haxorus. The rest of the EVs are invested into SpA so that Whimsicott can hit harder with Moonblast. Leftovers are the item of choice on this set, as it gives Whimsicott passive recovery, increasing its longevity. Prankster is primarily used so that Whimsicott can properly punish Pokemon that use boosting or support moves as it switches in, such as Mega Swampert, Suicune, and Sylveon.

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