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RBY OU / 1U (OverUsed) Wigglytuff [GP Ready]

Discussion in 'Individual Analyses' started by CrapAtRBY, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. CrapAtRBY

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    Wigglytuff [​IMG]
    Type: Normal
    Stats: 140 | 70 | 45 | 50 | 45

    Introduction

    Wigglytuff is almost entirely outclassed by an already medicore Pokemon in 1U; Clefable. Their Attack stats are identical, Clefable is both physically and specially bulkier, Clefable is faster and their movepools are near identical (the only move Wigglytuff gets that Clefable doesn’t is the never seen Disable). Like Clefable it suffer from 4MSS (four moveslot syndrome): it is unable to cover all the threats it needs to in four moves and has to sacrifice coverage against a ubiquitous 1U threat.

    Wigglytuff does have one relevant advantage though; a huge Base 140 HP Stat, this allows it to survive four Seismic Tosses /Night Shades to Clefable’s three, fear Double Edge recoil less and utilise Counter more effectively. The final point working in Wigglytuff’s favour is that it’s horrifying sprite could cause your opponent to physically recoil and misclick.

    Standard

    Wigglytuff
    - Body Slam / Double Edge
    - Counter / Hyper Beam
    - Thunder Wave
    - Blizzard / Hyper Beam

    Set Details

    Double Edge, of course, does more damage than Body Slam in general but fails to meet any significant breakpoints over Body Slam other than a likely 2HKO on Jynx and a 3HKO on Chansey, against whom Wigglytuff will still take over 12% in recoil. Hyper Beam can be used to finish off weakened Pokemon and Body Slam+Hyper Beam is a guaranteed KO against Alakazam.

    Counter threatens physical attackers and Wigglytuff’s Counter has some key advantages over Clefable’s. Wigglytuff will always OHKO a Snorlax that used Hyper Beam with Counter, Clefable never does. Wigglytuff is guaranteed to KO a Tauros after Countering a Body Slam with every attack listed in this analysis bar Thunderbolt whereas Clefable relies on the exploitable Hyper Beam to achieve the KO. Wigglytuff will always KO Persian when Countering Slash, Clefable only does so around 10% of the time.

    Thunder Wave spreads paralysis and mitigates Wigglytuff’s poor speed. Blizzard is your best Special option as it has potential to freeze opponents and is Wigglytuff’s best option against Exeggutor, Gengar, Zapdos, Victreebel and Dragonite and allows Wigglytuff to hit Rhydon and Golem for relevant damage without having to resort to Bubblebeam. Wigglytuff can drop Blizzard and go fully physical, the damage loss is noticeable but not severe versus Exeggutor, Zapdos and Victreebel but it leaves you extremely vulnerable to Rhydon and Golem.

    Other Options

    Thunderbolt hits Cloyster, Slowbro and Kingler harder than Double Edge and Starmie and Lapras harder than Body Slam but the extra damage is insignificant against the latter two; Lapras and Starmie, the waters that Wigglytuff is likely to actually take on. Sing can be used to induce sleep and can be used in conjunction with Thunder Wave to use Wigglytuff as a status platform but its accuracy leaves a lot to be desired and Clefable or Chansey can do this better. Bubblebeam near guarantees the 2HKO on Golem and Rhydon (which Blizzard fails to do most of the time) but does negligible damage to everything else seen in the tier and is much less versatile than Blizzard. Seismic Toss gives Wigglytuff reliable damage but it generally has better options.

    Checks and Counters

    Wigglytuff will struggle against almost everything seen in 1U, even with Thunderbolt it loses one on one to the all of the bulky waters of tier apart from Cloyster, which can easily pivot out, though it can break through with paralysis and hax. Even physically frail Pokemon like Chansey and Alakazam typically beat Wigglytuff due to their access to recovery.

    Gengar in particular completely shuts down Wigglytuff, with Seismic Toss being Wigglytuff’s best attack against Gengar. Rhydon and Golem similarly shut down Wigglytuff if it lacks Blizzard or Bubblebeam. Cloyster takes negligible damage from Wigglytuff’s physical attacks so is a good answer when Wigglytuff lacks Thunderbolt. Overall Wigglytuff relies on Counter and Paralysis to really pressure most of the pokemon in 1U so any Special attacker that has decent bulk will reliably beat Wigglytuff.
     
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    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    Mention the 4MSS in the introduction maybe: it can't fit Body Slam, Hyper Beam, Counter, Thunder Wave, and Blizzard all on one set
     
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