Swampert, The Mud Fish Pokémon. Swampert is very strong. It has enough power to easily drag a boulder weighing more than a ton. This Pokémon also has powerful vision that lets it see even in murky water. Swampert predicts storms by sensing subtle differences in the sounds of waves and tidal winds with its fins. If a storm is approaching, it piles up boulders to protect itself. It can swim while towing a large ship. It bashes down foes with a swing of its thick arms.
The final stage of Mudkip, Swampert has been a pokémon dear to fans of the series being the first starter for some. With a simple design and type shared only with Quagsire, Swampert made quite the splash on its release for fans of the games and in the competitive scene being a top rated OU threat due to a combination of typing and bulk. However Swampert has slowly started falling from grace due to lack of recovery combined with the powercreep of the game.
Torrent - Raises Water types moves power by 1.5% when below 33% health - Neither good nor bad but Swampert's best ability so you use it
Playing a role Swampert was almost made for, Relaxed helps Swampert soak up damage from the powerful physical Attackers in tier such as Mega Aerodactyl and Heracross. Stealth Rock is a great support option to get some free damage for your team while the choice of Toxic or Roar depends as Swampert can be set up on without Roar but Toxic gets around other walls. Scald is the primary move as its 30% chance to burn can make Swamperts job much easier. Finally Earthquake is just a strong STAB option for Pokémon such as Cobalion.
Other Options& Partners
Choice Band - 110 isn't as good as it used to be but is still strong. Swampert as such can make a strong Choice Band user with its nice coverage and power combined with its bulk and typing.
Spikes/Status - Swampert is really prone to being worn down due to its lack of recovery making it weak to Spikes due to its tendency to switch in and out to absorb damage. Toxic is equally hard for Swampert as it has to depend on a teammate to cleans the status or just slowly lose all of its health.
Swampert, The Mud Fish Pokémon.
With a Mega Stone, Swampert can jack up all of its stats, namely its attack getting a 40 base increase to 150 with its defenses getting 20 more base stats to 110. This in combination with its new ability Swift Swim makes Mega Swampert a staple on Rain teams that never a mega that really benefited their playstyle such as Sun with Mega Charizard Y
Swift Swim - Doubles Speed in Rain - A great ability overall as it allows Mega Swampert to outpace most threats while its up with its base 70 Speed.
With Swamperts rain dependency Waterfall is the best move for Swampert to use due to the buff from Rain. Earthquake is a nice secondary coverage allowing Swampert to hit Steels harder and being a better option outside of Rain. Ice Punch is for coverage as Grass types resist both of Swamperts STAB options. Finally Stealth Rock can be used due to Mega Swampert's high Speed in Rain and the switches it forces compounded with its bulk but Superpower breaks Ferrothorn whos rough for Mega Swampert to handle. Nature is key here as Jolly outpaces Scarfed 108 base Speed Pokémon, namely Keldeo but the loss in power is rough.
Pelipper - The best Rain setting in OU, Pelliper is needed when you want to use Mega Swampert. Thankfully Pellipar is a great partner with its bulky nature and access to Defog and Hurricane to handle Spikes and Grass types respectfully while baiting Electric moves due to its quad weakness to them giving Mega Swampert a free switch in.
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