Analysis: Swadner

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    Analysis: Swadner

    Post  Maribel Hearn on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:46 am

    Swadner
    FunDex

    Type:
    HP: 220
    Atk: 10
    Def: 220
    SAtk: 10
    SDef: 220
    Spd: 10
    Ability: Battle Armor / Regenerator / Pressure
    Tier: Fundex Uber

    The famous and extremely defensive Baton Passer Swadner has declined in usefulness lately, because of Taunt being everywhere, hindering his Baton Passing to dangerous sweepers. However, once the foe's Taunt users are down, Swadner can come in and freely start boosting for your team, while crippling the enemy.

    "Champion El Swad"
    Swadner (M) @ Leftovers
    Ability: Regenerator
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 SDef
    Calm Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Shift Gear / Nasty Plot / Study
    - Leech Seed / Will-o-Wisp / Toxic / Shift Gear / Nasty Plot / Study
    - Leech Seed / Will-o-Wisp / Toxic / Shift Gear / Nasty Plot / Study
    - Baton Pass

    The EV spread maximizes Special Defense, because Swadner can wall the Physical attackers' move types and is more vulnerable to Special, especially DanZalgo. With at least one boosting move, possibly together with status and Leech Seed, Swadner can effectively pass boosts to another team member while the foe suffers indirect damage. Swadner will be completely shut down by Taunt, so make sure the foe does not have any Taunt users anymore. Also, Study is Swadner's sig. It's Cosmic Power with 8 PP, but it heals 25% of your health.

    Other Options
    Protect can be used to stall Will-o-Wisp, Toxic and / or Leech Seed damage.

    Checks and Counters
    Aside from Taunt, there is not really any Fundex mon that can damage Swad severely besides Utsuho. Taunt is the most reliable counter.


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