Quagsire, The Water Fish Pokémon. It has a sluggish nature. It lies at the river's bottom, waiting for prey to stray into its mouth. A dim-witted Pokémon. It doesn't care if it bumps its head into boats or rocks while swimming. It has an easygoing nature. It doesn't care if it bumps its head on boats and boulders while swimming. This carefree Pokémon has an easy-going nature. While swimming, it always bumps into boat hulls. Due to its relaxed and carefree attitude, it often bumps its head on boulders and boat hulls as it swims.
Quagsire is pretty cool. It has such a stupid face, I love it. Not to mention that it is actually pretty good at taking hits. With an awesome typing and an awesome ability, as well as a superb support movepool, Quagsire really can last a while. Although mostly outclassed by Swampert, it has a few key things that make it usable over the ultimate OU bulky Water. In fact, Quagsire's awesome typing and ability get it a spot in Ubers on occasion, as it stops Kyogre dead in its tracks.
Damp: pretty useless, especially when you have its other ability as an option. Stopping Explosion is alright I guess, but I'd rather have an immunity to an entire type than to a single move.
Bulky frying pan face
With great HP and a good Defence stat, Quagsire makes the perfect candidate for a bulky Water. Earthquake gets STAB and can really lay the hurt on some Pokémon, especially the more frail ones Quagsire will want to be switching into. The secondary attack depends on what you want to cover. Stone Edge beats Flying and Bugs, whereas Ice Punch beats the Flying/Dragons and Grass types, although you will only want to stay in as a last resort. Waterfall is another STAB option, but the least useful of the three. Encore is the best move here, as it can really mess the opponent up. Controlling what the opponent can do is the most damaging tactic in the game. However, Toxic can murder bulky things with crippling poison. Recover is always amazing, and Quagsire really needed the reliable recovery.
With a move and ability that Swampert would kill for, it can be argued Quagsire does a better job at this than Swampert. Curse boosts your Attack and Defence to great levels, which is why there is no Defence investment. Earthquake is the best attack Quagsire has access to, and after a few uses of Curse, it'll be hitting hard. Stone Edge or Ice Punch depends on what you want to take out. Recover is the best recovery move Quagsire gets, and one of the best in the game regardless.
“Why was I band from the beauty pageant?”
A Quagsire that hits hard right off the bat will be a surprise to anyone. Earthquake is your main move yet again, smashing apart everything not immune to it with its awesome 100 base power. Stone Edge takes care of the flyers that want to switch into Earthquake, as well has having awesome type coverage with it. Aqua Tail or Waterfall depends on personal preference. In this case, I like Aqua Tail more. You get a little extra power, and you won't ever be getting the flinch with Waterfall anyway. Ice Punch is another great move, but Return is reliable and gets near perfect coverage with Water.
EVs and Nature:
Bulky frying pan face
Counter, Haze, ResTalk, Safeguard, Stockpile, Yawn
Grass Pokémon. That should be all I need to say. They resist Ground and Water and almost always OHKO back with a good Grass move. Tangrowth, Vileplume, Venusaur, Meganium, the list goes on. Grass Pokémon are the perfect Pokémon to take Quagsire down. Status ruins Quagsire. Toxic and burn decimate Quagsire, so it needs to avoid them. Other bulky Waters also deal with Quagsire well, as long as they have a secondary move to partner Surf. Weezing does well as it is immune to Earthquake and practically immune to everything else thanks to its awesome Defence. It can also Haze, meaning bye bye Curse! Offensive support moves also really hurt Quagsire, such as Encore, Trick, Taunt, that kind of thing. Quagsire isn't a threat. If you are prepared to take on a bulky Water, you can take Quagsire on. I'm not saying it is bad, as it takes hits really well and is generally a good sponge for damage. However, it isn't going to be hurting your team much at all, except things it is designed to beat.
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