QC: / / GP: /Overview Pros: Has a base Speed stat of 101, meaning it can outspeed the crowded base 100 tier. Has access to Nasty Plot, which makes it very strong. Wide coverage options consisting of Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, and Focus Blast, amongst others. Torrent can be useful, at times. Cons: Lacks much bulk, making it a bit harder for it to setup. 4MSS, it really struggles to fit all the moves it needs too in. Checked easily by bulkier Pokemon, Scarfed Pokemon, and also priority. Outclassed for the most part by Gorebyss. Worn down quickly. Nasty Plot Simipour @ Life Orb Ability: Torrent EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Timid Nature - Nasty Plot - Hydro Pump - Ice Beam - Focus Blast Nasty Plot is Simipour's best boosting option and turns it into a very formidable threat. Hydro Pump is Simipour's STAB move and hits especially hard. Ice Beam gets great coverage with Hydro Pump and hits Grass-types like Chesnaught and Vileplume. Focus Blast hits Steel-types like Magneton and gets nice coverage all around. Scald or Surf can be used in the place of Hydro Pump should its accuracy concern you. Life Orb bolsters Simipour's Special Attack to make it as powerful as it can be, while also allowing for the switching of moves, unlike Choice Specs. EVs are allocated to make Simipour as fast and powerful as possible. Torrent can come in handy, as Simipour gets worn down quickly, and can allow for one or two extremely powerful Hydro Pumps. Simipour is best used after bulkier Pokemon, and faster Pokemon, are removed. Simipour can either be used early game to break down aforementioned bulkier Pokemon for its teammates, or it can be used late game to sweep. Try to be cautious when using Nasty Plot, as it can be stopped pretty easily, you are better off attacking potential Choice Scarf users and faster Pokemon trying to switch in. Physical Simipour @ Liechi Berry / Salac Berry Ability: Gluttony EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 SDef Jolly Nature - Waterfall - Ice Punch / Knock Off - Low Kick / Superpower - Acrobatics / Encore / Taunt Waterfall is Simipour's main STAB move. Ice Punch gets great coverage alongside Waterfall, hitting Grass-types. Knock Off is useful for crippling Pokemon and its all around good coverage. Low Kick and Superpower are very useful for coverage, with Low Kick hitting heavier Pokemon and Superpower being more reliable; however, do note Superpower lowers Simipour's Attack, making it easy to set up on. Acrobatics OHKOes Chesnaught at +1 and does a lot to it switching in without boosts. Encore and Taunt are great utility moves. Liechi Berry raises Simipour's Attack stat and activates when Simipour is at 50% health, thanks to Gluttony, and allows for Acrobatics to become 110 Base Power; however, Salac Berry can be used to raise its Speed, but the power from Liechi Berry will be missed. EVs maximize offensive potential. Simipour can ditch using a berry and run Life Orb, however, this means Acrobatics cannot be used and leaves it walled by Chesnaught. Other Options Grass Knot can be used for coverage. Hidden Power Ground hits Steel-types and can be used over Focus Blast, but the loss of power is extremely noticeable. Knock Off can be used on special sets for coverage. Substitute eases prediction and allows for an easier time in setting up Nasty Plot, however, Simipour loses a lot of coverage by doing this. Rock Slide can be used on physical sets to hit Flying-types, but Ice Punch is often better all around. Gunk Shot hits Grass-types, but it has poor coverage otherwise and Ice Beam is often better to use. Checks and Counters: Electric-types like Jolteon and Heliolisk, who is also immune to Hydro Pump, can easily outspeed Simipour and OHKO with their STAB moves. Bulky Pokemon can take on Simipour, even with boosts. Thunder Wave really hurts Simipour, along with most status. Taunt from the likes of Mega Banette can prevent it from setting up, making it easier to handle. Choice Scarf Pokemon such as Magneton cannot directly switch in, but they can revenge kill Simipour.