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Old May 16th, 2011 (6:28 AM). Edited May 16th, 2011 by csa99.
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    Shuckle
    Base Stats
    HP: 20
    Attack: 10
    Defence: 230
    Special Attack: 10
    Special Defence: 230
    Speed: 5
    • Shuckle has the highest Defence and Special Defence stats of all pokemon which can both reach a maximum of 614
    • After using Power Trick it can have the highest attack stat of all pokemon (also 614)
    • It has the joint lowest Speed of all pokemon
    • It has the joint lowest Special Attack of all pokemon.
    But what moves should you teach it?
    • Power Split - Averages its attack and special attack with the targets (lowering the targets attack stats whilst increasing its own)
    • Guard Split - Averages its defence and special defence with the targets (can be used in multi battles to help with teammates defences)
    • Sandstorm - Creates a sandstorm (Increases special defence by 50%, danages all pokemon which are not rock, steel and ground)
    • Toxic - Badly poisons the target (Good for wearing the target down)
    • Rollout & Defence Curl - Raises defence and doubles power of rollout (Good for dealing good damage)
    • Gyro Ball - The slower the pokemon is compared to the target, the more powerful it is (Good because shuckle is so slow, works very well if Power Split has been used)
    • Rest - The user falls asleep and recovers its HP (Good for keeping shuckle in)
    • Wrap/Sand Tomb with pressure band - Takes away 1/8 of the targets HP if shuckles holding pressure band (Good if toxis and sandstorm has been used)
    • Power Trick - Swaps its Attack and Defence (Makes it have incredible Attack Stat but paper thin Defence)
    So the question is... how to use Shuckle:
    • Which moves to teach?
    • Which Nature?
    • Which EV's?
    • Which Item to hold?

    Personally I would go for a nature that improves HP but lowers speed, attack or special attack then have 252 HP evs and 130 evs into defence and special defence
    Then I would have power switch, toxic, wrap and either rest, gyro ball or sandstorm
    I would have it hold binding band to double the amount of damage from bind
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    Old May 16th, 2011 (7:53 AM).
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    First of, Shuckle is in NU because of it's terrible movepool and Hp, there is no Hp nature's, so it's only way of raising it's Hp is Ev's & Iv's. Because of it's terrible speed, once you've switched Attack and Defense, you're vulnerable to priority, Mach Punch, Bullet Punch & even Sucker Punch will destroy it. Thus making Shuckle a terrible Pokemon to use. Unless you're using a NU Trick Room team.
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    Old May 16th, 2011 (8:33 AM).
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      First of, Shuckle is in NU because of it's terrible movepool and Hp, there is no Hp nature's, so it's only way of raising it's Hp is Ev's & Iv's. Because of it's terrible speed, once you've switched Attack and Defense, you're vulnerable to priority, Mach Punch, Bullet Punch & even Sucker Punch will destroy it. Thus making Shuckle a terrible Pokemon to use. Unless you're using a NU Trick Room team.
      well you dont have to swap its attack and defence, you can just do the power share?
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      It's awful in every aspect. Shuckle is a gimmick Pokémon and always will be unless it gets a random boost to its competitiveness like DW Ditto but honestly I don't see that happening. Really, Shuckle is just terrible. Quite honestly every fully-evolved Bug-type (even crap like Ledian and Dustox) outclasses it at being efficient and purposeful which is really saying a lot.
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        I don't see Defense Curl anywhere on the list of moves Shuckle can have.
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        Old May 19th, 2011 (2:34 AM).
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        Defense Curl is listed with Rollout.

        Yeah, Pokemon discussion threads are allowed, but this is kind of like having a Beedrill discussion thread in that there isn't really much to discuss. Shuckle is a bad Pokemon that really has no place in competitive, and that's really all there is to say.

        If you're curious about how to use Shuckle anyway, you can ask in the Request a Moveset sticky at the top of the forum. But yeah, there isn't much else to say about poor Shuckle.

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