Spinda

Spinda, The Spot Panda Pokémon. All the Spinda that exist have different spots to the point that no two are the same. The shaky tottering steps of it give the appearence of dancing. It stumbles in a manner that looks as if it is stumbling in dizziness. It's movements can cause the opponent to become confused.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Spinda would have to be this:

Attacks:

Calm Mind
Psychic
Water Pulse
Hidden Power Fire

Items Attached:

Salac Berry

Preferred Nature:

Timid

Strategy Using Spinda

Spinda stats are all at a base of 60, its not the best pokemon available, but it does have a large movepool.
Even with Calm mind, this pokemon will have trouble since its other stats are bad. However, the risk Calm mind takes is your only chance of actually powering up to be strong enough to sweep your opponent.
Sweep with Psychic, Water pulse and HP fire when you feel you've done a sufficient amount of calm minding. HP Fire can be replaced with any other HP special you feel your team is lacking.
Its ability, own tempo, is useful if your opponent tries to confuse Spinda. Nature and EV's are too boost speed, which is needed on Spinda if it wants any chance of surviving. The EV's also boost Spinda's special attack, which will also be helpful.
Spinda isn't the best pokemon to use as a special sweeper, but if you wish to use this creature, then the above moveset should work out just fine, just don't be too surprised if it faints from a Physical hit.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Speed & Special Attack for Spinda with any remaining in HP

Strategy Against Spinda

Spinda's defenses are both equally as average, so any volley of Physical or Special attacks should work. Especially those of the Fighting type

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Spinda would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:

Attacks:

Calm Mind
Psychic
Hypnosis
Dream Eater

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Spinda

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - calm mind, 2nd - Psychic, 3rd - Hypnosis, 4th - Dream eater, 5th - Psychic

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire

Route 113

Colosseum

Trade from R/S

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from R/S

Animé Appearences

Spinda has had a few Animé Appearences. It's first appearence was in an episode where a girl called Clare was looking for a certain Spinda, one with a heart shape on it's head. Other than that, it has been seen in various Contests

Episode 333: Lots of Spinda! Beyond the Mountain of Happiness!
Episode 338: Verdanturf Town! Pokémon Contest!
Episode 353: Formidiable Enemy!? Mother Co-ordinator Enters

 
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