Octillery

Octillery, The Jet Pokémon. It instinctively sneaks into rocky holes. If it gets sleepy, it steals the nest of a fellow Octillery. It traps enemies with its suction cupped tentacles then smashes them with its rock-hard head. Its instinct is to bury itself in holes. It grabs onto its foe using its tentacles. It tries to immobilize it before delivering the finishing blow. If the foe turns out to be too strong, It spews ink to escape.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Octillery would have to be this:

Attacks:

Ice Beam
Surf
Flamethrower
Thunder Wave

Items Attached:

Lum Berry

Preferred Nature:

Modest

Strategy Using Octillery

Octillery is one of those mysterious pokemon that were given a movepool that makes no sense (though Octillery is still an awesome pokemon).
Both of its offensive stats are equally high, though just to screw over Octillery's nice offensive stats and pretty good movepool, it was given poor speed. Just so you know, this set is screwed against other Water types, so you may want to include HP Grass to deal with them.
Octillery is definately going to have trouble going first, with or without Thunderwave, but Thunderwave has been included for the 25% chance of stalling your opponent so you can attack.
Octillery makes an equally good physical sweeper too, with moves such as Screech, Rock blast, Sludge bomb, Return.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Special Attack and HP for Octillery with any remaining in Defense

Strategy Against Octillery

Octillery is one of those 'what is Nintendo thinking?' Pokémon as far as its move pool goes. It has access to Thunder Wave (for some reason), Psychic (does it look Psychic?), Fire Attacks (again, ><) as well as some less noticeable moves that seem extremely odd (Bullet Seed for example, it just makes no sense).
- Anyway, a water type capable of setting up Sub before Octillery can use thunder Wave would be an effective way to go, since a Water type who can do that holds a resistance to all of Octillery's standard attacks (especially Starmie and Slowbro/king who resist the lesser used Psychic).
- Being a pure water type makes it weak to Grass and Electric attacks, although a Grass type would be weak to Ice and Fire unless said Grass type had a resistant dual type, so STAB Thunderbolt is likely to be the most effective attack to use, although with below average HP, Defence and Special Defence you shouldn't have a hard type with Octillery if you use a decent sweeper.

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Octillery would have to be this for the Cool Contest best with Lonely, Adament, Naughty or Brave Nature:

Attacks:

Sunny Day
Flamethrower
Psychic
Hyper Beam

Items Attached:

Red Scarf

Strategy Using Octillery

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Sunny day, 2nd - Flamethrower, 3rd - Sunny day, 4th - Flamethrower, 5th - Hyper beam

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald

Fish in Safari Zone (Emerald), Trade from E/C/LG (Ruby/Sapphire)

Colosseum

Evolve Remoraid

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Evolve Remoraid (LeafGreen), Trade from E/C/LG (FireRed)

Animé Appearences

Octillery has had a couple of Animé Appearences. First a trainer in the Whirl Islands tried to evolve his Remoraids into one for the Whirl Cup. After that Ash & Co. Fished one out in Hoenn

Episode 217: Octillery The Outcast!
Episode 297: Which Wurmple Is Which!

 
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