FOR GLORY OF THE KINGDOM TL;DR etc. There are lots of viable pokemon in NU that are still untapped after however long the tier has been up. I'm not saying any of these will be in the top % of usage or you should make of team out of 6 of them or anything like that. But I just want to show theres a lot that things you might not of thought of can do. Of course you'll probly never run into these but if you do now you know. These sets are not the best/standard, but they can do things others cant. So if one of your team is looking kinda weak think about the underrated goodies lurking. c: I've tested all of these somewhat, so you know they can work. Some are bordering on gimmick or rely heavily on prediction but they can be used effectively on a serious team. This is NOT the same as underrated sets on well used pokemon in NU. Like Specs Emboar, Trick Haunter, etc. Anorith- Over 300th in usage, and for good reason. Anorith seems to have no obvious reason for being used instead of Armaldo. Sure it still has ok defenece with eviolite but it misses out on leftovers recovery/ higher attack. What it does have over its evolution is speed. Base 75 allows it to outspeed alot more then its base 45 speed evolution. This makes Anorith the second fastest spinner in NU, only behind Staryu (who is also not well used) now that Cryo is gone (again). Also one of the fastest users of SR. Anorith @ Eviolite Trait: Battle Armor EVs: 252 HP/80 Def/176 Spd Bold Nature Stealth Rock Rapid Spin X-Scissor Rock Blast/ Knock Off With these evs Anorith reaches 294/258/204 defences which is OK. If sand was still around it would patch up that special defenece. Anyway 176 speed is to outrun max speed base 55's which include Cacturne and Eggy. It can take a hit and OHKO with x-scissor off of its nice 95 base atk. It also can let it spin agianst faster enemies then Armaldo could. Last move is filler, hitting diffrent things. Rock blast breaks subs and ruins bugs, knock off cripples switchins. You could also use EQ but then Haunter will say hi. You obviously dont want it taking special super-effective hits but it can take a neutral or 2. Mawile- The cutest steel-type in NU. Hands down. Also has a amazing movepool for a steel type. Sucker Punch, Taunt, Encore, Baton Pass, SD, Stockpile, Metal Burst, Elemental Punches, Elemental Beams, jeez. If only its stats were better. But it can do alot with what it has reguardless. And why does it get poison fang??? Mawile @ Leftovers Trait: Sheer Force EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 Def Adamant Nature Torment Iron Head Swords Dance Substitute/Protect With decent typing Mawile can come in on resisted hits with no investment on walls, etc. After which it can sub on the switch. Then use torment to alternate between SD and substitute for protection agianst super effective attacks.If they switched in a choice pokemon when you use torment, they will be forced to use struggle or switch. Protect also works like substitute but requires better prediction as they can get around it. After one SD Mawile reaches 590 Atk . Iron Head with STAB and Sheer Force reaches 154 BP. Speed is to outrun max pokes and sub before they can hit with super effective moves. Could use sucker punch too if you could fit it in somewhere. Lampent- Awkward typing that leaves it hit by a lot of things but it works. Has an amazing ammount of immunities/resistances to switch into and can hit hard too. Also has a lot of good moves. Acid Armor, Clear Smog, Haze, Taunt, Trick Room. And its cute and thats always a plus right? Not to mention it complety walls any choice sweeper that messes up depending on what move it chooses. And it kills any version of Klinklang which is nice. Well as long as you bother to put a fire move. And dont try to play it like Chandelure/ Haunter because you'll die so fast. Lampent @ Eviolite Trait: Flash Fire EVs: 252 SpAtk/252 Spd/ 4 Def Modest Nature Substitue Flamethrower Energy Ball Shadow Ball Anything slower? EASY PREY. Anything faster without super effective moves? SEMI EASY PREY. Rock Blast Cinccino? RUN FAST. Yea, so he needs lots of good prediction. Anyway, you would want to switch it in on something slow that you can resist or abuse its many resistances/immunities to switch in. After that sub so they dont pull a surprise toxic or twave from there. Of course beware if switching into a choice attacker if they havent attecked yet cause they will probably anticipate and EQ or something else. If you are playing an experienced player as soon as they see this guy on your team it will make them think twice about using Flare Blitz emboar. In any case Lampent can take alot of punishment as well with eviolite. Abuse its resistances. Coverage moves are for coverage and stats are for stats. Max SpAtk Lampent is 317 which is just dandy. Same speed stat as Eggy so good luck w/speed ties. Lopunny- Other then male popularity. Lopunny has a lot going for it in NU. Besides the gimmicky flame orb set theres about x9001 ways to utilize her outside of the bedroom or flame orb set. Healing Wish (try it its great <3), Fake Out, Taunt, Encore, (Klutz Entrainment?) Baton pass, etc. Those normal types get everything. Lopunny @ Choice Band Trait: Limber EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/ 4 Def Adamant Nature Switcheroo Ice Punch Jump Kick/Fire Punch Fire Punch/ Frustration Fact: 99% of the time the opponent will expect flame orb. Ok its not a fact but it is probably around there. This Lopunny aims for one thing, to pound you (lol) with semi-decent strong moves. Even with CB Lopunny only reaches 414 Atk. It does seem like much but the surprise value generally kills somthing. Also it has good coverage so you can probably land a super effect hit. Even with no defence investments it can still take a few hits, provided you dont expect it to survive CC Sawk, etc. After the surprise wears off you can switcheroo. For some reason when I used this people attempted to paralyze Lopunny alot, which was nice as I got lots of free turns. Ice Punch is a must, the other 2 are really optional, use whatever. Mothim- Hey a generic bug/flying type in NU! Now theres something you dont see everyday. And, really, you dont see bug/flying all that often in NU, even Scyther. But do not fret, there is hope for their kind. Bug is a good offensive type in NU, the only downside is weakness to rocks. But if your paranoid about SR you shouldnt be playing NU anyway. Mothim @ Choice Band Trait: Tinted Lens EVs: 252 Atk/ 252 Spd/ 4 Def Jolly Nature U-Turn Aerial Ace Bug Bite Toxic/Protect All you will use is U-Turn. Ever. Rare is the day you will use something other then U-Turn. Just switch into something slower, bulky psychics/leads/etc and U-Turn, thats it. Even after they anticipate a U-Turn or something, it will hit no matter what comes in hard, thanks to Tinted Lens, which is nice. And you get to bring in an appropriate counter to a weakened pokemon. Aerial Ace and Bug Bite are there if you dont want to switch for whatever reason. You could use Adamant over Jolly and still outspeed positive base 55s (once again Eggy, etc) but more speed lets it switch into more things. Wormadam-Steel- Wynaut- Zorua- Meganium- Unfezant- Beartic- Seadra- Parasect- THE ORIGINAL SPOREMASTAH Whiscash- Will be adding the above pokes that just are named/any good sets I see~ If you want to add any pokemon you think are unown (<---) and can still wreck feel free to post. Or additional sets for any pokes you see above. Or you can say these pokemon suck too, which is fine.