Purugly, The Tiger Cat Pokémon. It binds its body with its tails to make itself look bigger. If it locks eyes, it will glare ceaselessly.It would claim another Pokémon's nest as its own if it finds a nest sufficiently comfortable. To make itself appear intimidatingly beefy, it tightly cinches its waist with its twin tails. It is a brazen brute that barges its way into another Pokémon's nest and claims it as its own.
Purugly is the feline Pokémon introduced in Generation IV, but unfortunately has never really seen much usage. Its stats are fairly mediocre and its movepool is a bit shallow which really limits what it can do. However, it is a fast Pokémon and as such, it has been known to see some use in the UU and RU tiers
Thick Fat: Lowers damage from Fire and Ice-type attacks. While this makes it possibly good to switch Purugly into, its stats can't really justify the use but can be handy if there are no alternatives.
Getting A Scratching Post
- Hone Claws
This set, while needing some time to get going, helps you use Purugly to its full strengths. With the Wide Lens attached, Hypnosis has a higher chance of hitting, giving you a few turns to set up to set up at least one Hone Claws, which increases Attack and Accuracy. With this, Purugly actually becomes somewhat useable and can do some decent damage on the opponent. The various moves; Body Slam, Shadow Claw and Wake-Up Slap are used to inflict the damage on the Pokémon.
While Purugly isn't the strongest Pokémon, it does have decent Speed meaning a choice set can work on it. Return can be very deadly, especially with STAB included. Bulldoze can take down other Pokémon's speed while Sucker Punch will continually give Purugly some priority while Shadow Claw does a decent amount of damage and has very little resist it. Finally, U-turn can always be used for a quick switch in, do damage, and switch out strategy
EVs & Natures
Captivate, Charm, Fake Out, Flail, Super Fang, Taunt, Life Orb
Double & Triple Battle Options
Not really much Purugly is good at in Double & Triple Battles. However, you can team it up with various Pokémon to finally unlock the powers of Purugly. If Purugly has Own Tempo, you can have your partners use Swagger on Purugly for the Attack boosts without the confusion. If Purugly has Defiant, it can be used in a similar manner as its Attack is raised by two every time a stat is lowered, including its Attack stat
There are few partners that Purugly can have which can boost it. It can easily be switched in to block Fire/Ice moves if it has Thick Fat so Pokémon that would normally be weak to that would be good to have Purugly as a partner
Countering Purugly is a bit easy due to its low defences. While Purugly does have access to moves of other types, it's very easy to wall it with Rock-type and Steel-type Pokémon such as Golem, Steelix, Mawile etc.. Ghost-types are also good in stopping many of Purugly's attacks from making contact. Fighting-types like Hitmontop, Conkeldurr, Throh, Sawk etc. can easily destroy Purugly with their powerful Fighting-type moves.
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