Corsola

Corsola, The Coral Pokémon. Many live in the clean seas of the south. They apparently can't live in polluted waters.In a south-sea nation, the people live in communities that are built on groups of these Pokémon. It continuously sheds and grows. The tip of its head is prized as a treasure because of its beauty.

Overview

Corsola is a Pokémon that is outclassed often, but it does have its own uses, especially as two of its abilities can heal it. One from status, the other healing Hit Points. It also has a massive movepool, but unfortunately its attack stats are not that good and its defense is mediocre, so the best thing to do is to set it up during a sandstorm so that it can take more hits. Unfortunately, Corsola is just screaming out with the desire for an evolution, but it can still have some uses.

Abilities

Hustle: This ability boosts the power of physical moves by 50%. This is very useful if you are going to use Corsola to do damage. Unfortunately, it comes with a cost of 20% accuracy.
Natural Cure: When you switch out, Corsola recovers from all status conditions. Very helpful
Regenerator: In a similar manner to the above, when you switch out, Corsola recovers 33% of its maximum Hit Points

Movesets

Recovery Master

-Scald
-Toxic
-Recover
-Refresh
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

This set works absolutely amazingly within a Sandstorm. As it boosts Corsola's Special Defense, it makes Corsola less vulnerable to hits. Scald is the attacking move, both useful in case of Taunts and to do damage. In addition to that, it has a chance of burning the opponent, thus doing damage to them and lowering their Attack. Toxic also works in a similar manner and gradually defeats the Pokémon's Hit Points. Recover heals your HP without switching and finally, Refresh heals it of any status condition

Calm Mind

-Calm Mind
-Power Gem
-Recover
-Earth Power
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

This set uses Calm Mind to boost the Special Attack and Special Defense stats of Corsola which can be even more helpful within a Sandstorm. Power Gem does decent Rock damage with STAB while Earth Power can lower the opponent's Special Defense. Recover heals the Hit Points of Corsola.

Do The Hustle

-Rock Polish
-Stone Edge/Rock Blast/Head Smash
-Earthquake
-Body Slam/Frustration
Item Attached: Leftovers / Wide Lens
Ability: Hustle
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

Corsola is not the best attacker, no. However, it has access to a wide range of moves and, with Hustle, it becomes semi-viable. For hold item, you can go with Leftovers, do provide a means to increase your health, which is lacking in this set while Wide Lens can make up some of the lost accuracy. Rock Polish boosts Corsola's dire Speed stat by 2 stages, making it more viable. Stone Edge has a high Critical Hit ratio with STAB while the alternative of Rock Blast can hit multiple times. Earthquake is self explanatory and Body Slam and Frustration do good, solid damage

EVs & Natures

Corsola
The best idea here is to focus upon Corsola's defenses so that you can wall and stall the opponents as long as possible.

Other Options

Aqua Ring, Head Smash, Light Screen, Protect, Psychic, Reflect, Shadow Ball
Aqua Ring can get you some decent gradual Hit Point recovery.
Head Smash does decent damage, especially with Hustle in effect, but does recoil
Light Screen and Reflect can be used to dual screen and protect your team from further damage.
Protect can protect you from hits
Psychic & Shadow Ball provide some different typed alternatives to do damage

Double & Triple Battle Options

Corsola works best as a support Pokémon and works better in Single Battles as it can switch in and out on damage done to its partners

Partners

Corsola is a slow Pokémon so it can work better in a Trick Room team. Various Pokémon who set up Trick Room will be very handy for Corsola, so it can do its damage, if it is to do damage, first. In addition to this, Corsola needs to be in a Sandstorm team. Sandstorm boosts its Special Defense, making it incredibly bulky. So partners with Sand Stream or just general Pokémon who set it up are perfect

Countering Corsola

Corsola is a slow Pokémon with mediocre defenses. While most Corsola will be shrouded in a sandstorm to boost their Special Defense, you should focus on physical attacks. Grass-types are the best choice here, beaing able to do 4x damage so Pokémon with Leaf Blade would do well. Fighting, Ground & Electric-types are also very useful in taking out Corsola.

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Route 128 & EverGrande City.

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Trade from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald..

Colosseum/XD:

Trade from Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald.

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Route 230

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Route 19, Route 40, Cherrygrove City, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave

Black/White:
Route 13, Undella Town

Animé Appearences

Corsola has made a number of appearances. Most of its appearances were of the one owned by Misty during her travels through Johto with Ash

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
P4 Pikachu's Pikaboo Pikachu's Hide & Seek Pics
212 Around the Whirlpool Whirl Islands! Reaching a New Challenge! Pics
213 Fly Me To The Moon Pidgey and Pidgey Detective! Still Will Watch an Eye to the Sky! Pics
214 Takin' It On The Chinchou! Trip to the Beach! Chinchou Possession! Pics
215 The Corsola Caper A Friend Hereafter in Corsola! Showdown at Yellow Rock Island! Pics
216 Mantine Overboard! Mantine and the Sunkern Ship! Secret Pokémon Riddle! Pics
217 Octillery The Outcast! Octillery Vs. Remoraid! Whirlpool Cup Qualifying Round! Pics
218 Dueling Heroes Whirlpool Cup! Great Battle in the Water Colosseum! Pics
219 The Perfect Match Ash Vs. Misty! Whirlpool Cup Final Battle! Pics
223 A Parent Trapped! Captive Lugia! Pics
227 Bulbasaur...The Ambassador! Goodbye Bulbasaur! Adventure at Oak's Residence!! Pics
228 Espeon Not Included! Sakura and Espeon! Ecruteak City Again!! Pics
233 Due's and Don'ts Team Rocket and Delibird! Pics
245 Same Old Song & Dance Igglybuff Twins Vs. Jigglypuff! Pokemon Singing Concert! Pics
248 Wish Upon a Star Shape Cleffa, Clefairy, and the Shoooting Star! Pics
249 Outrageous Fortunes The Evolution of Poliwhirl! Pics
251 I Politoed You So! Politoed and Cheerleading! Pics
252 Not Aired The Ice Cave! Pics
258 Just Add Water! Coastline Gym! Battle in the Middle of Water! Pics
M5 Heroes - Latios & Latias The Guardian Gods of Altomare - Latias and Latios Pics
P5 Camp Pikachu Pikapika Starry Sky Camp Pics
261 Entei at Your Own Risk Entei and Friends of the Hot Spring! Pics
267 Pop Goes The Sneasel! Sneasel and the Sacred Fire! Pics
C6 Cerulean Blue Revenge Match at Cerulean Gym! Pics
C9 The Blue Badge of Courage Misty! Get the Cascade Badge! Pics
C11 A Date With Delcatty The Seriousness of Misty's Match! Risking A Life!? Pics
320 The Princess And The Togepi! Enter Misty! Togepi and the Mirage Kingdom! Pics
C16 Luvdisc Is A Most Splendored Thing Misty & Luvdisc! Love Battle! Pics
371 The Evolutionary War Gorebyss & Huntail! The Evolution Mystery! Pics
387 The Great Eight Fate! Sootopolis Gym! Juan, Artist of Water! (Part 1)! Pics
M9 Pokémon Ranger & The Temple of the Sea Pokémon Ranger & The Prince of the Sea - Manaphy Pics
M11 Giratina & The Sky Warrior Giratina & The Bouquet of the Sky - Shaymin Pics
557 Up Close and Personable Research Release - "The Legend of the Lake"! Pics
614 Dressed for Jess Success! Pokemon Contest! Suiren Convention!! Pics
629 Yes, in Dee Dee It's Dawn Pokemon Contest! Asatsuki Tournament!! Pics
825 Going for the Gold! Fish the Golden Magikarp! Pics

 
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