Pokemon Black and White Pokedex - Cottonee, Whimsicott

Stats, screens and discussion on every Pokemon in the Unova Pokedex

Whimsicott
#053 Unova / #547 National
Type:
Grass
Species classification:Windveiled Pokemon
Abilities:
Prankster – Non-damaging moves get a 1 point priority boost
Slip Through – Safeguard, Lightscreen and Reflect have no effect on user
Dream World abilities: Chlorophyll – Speed doubles during sunny weather
Location found:
Black:
Pinwheel Forest, Lostlorn Forest, Abundant Shrine
White: Evolve Cottonee
Wild hold items: None
Egg groups: Plant, Fairy
Capture rate: 75
Gender ratio: 50/50
Experience at lvl 100: 1,000,000
Base stats: 60 HP / 67 Atk / 85 Def / 77 SAtk / 75 SDef / 116 Spd / 480 Total
Effort values: 2 Speed
Evolution family: FromCottoneevia Sun Stone

Cottoneeand its evolution Whimsicottlook too cute to be really useful at first glance, but they've definitely got their advantages in battle. As you know, Leech Seed is the most formidable Grass-type move in existence.Once you've seeded your opponent,Leech Seed takes 1/16ofits HP each turn, and gives all the HP it drained from your opponent to your Pokemon. 1/16 doesn't seem like much, but it adds up quickly, since once you've seeded the Pokemon, it drains HP each turn like a poison, without taking up additional turns, and you get the full amount restored to the Pokemon who used Leech Seed, or if you switch out, to whatever Pokemon takes its place. If you add a Big Root hold item to that equation, you get the full HP of your opponent plus 30%.

Cottonee and Whimsicott'sPrankster ability gives priority to non-damaging moves, and Leech Seed is included in this since it doesn't do damage when the opponent is seeded initially. Add to thatWhimsicott's already impressivespeed stat, andit has the potential to seriously disrupt your opponent's plans.Prankster coupled with Erufuun's speed also go hand in hand for any other non-damaging strategies you can think of, like Substitute, Encore and Taunt.

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