With bonus weeks coming to an end, we will finally get some galar formes in the game, wich can be good for the actual enviroment of PvP. High meta defining teams aside, a lot of mons can be core breakers and this is something good.
Didn’t know about galarian forms before weezing, so I did a little research and I found Perrserker (galar meowth evolution, a pure steel type) wich can be a colorfull adition to PvP battles.
Stats wise, is comparable to melmetal, but a bit thicker. We do not know what moves it will have, but I found that if niantic decides this cat deserves to be good, it certainly will.
Fast moves available: Iron Tail, metal claw, scratch, shadow claw(!)
Charged moves available: Body slam, Close combat, crunch, dark pulse, dig, foul play, gunk shot, gyro ball, heavy slam, H.Beam, Iron head, Night slash, Play rough, Shadow ball, thunderbolt, seed bomb.
First impression is that, been steel type, Niantic its going to put at least 1 fast and 1 charged steel type move in its movepool. All steel charged moves are meh, and metal claw is not bad but not impressive either… but if given shadow claw (please Niantic) the cat has a time to shine.
In charged moves department, Shadow ball seems to much, even more in a physical hitter pokemon (a rule that Niantic almost always follows and I believe it’s good), but close combat can be really devastating given the right support. I see crunch given to this monster, perhaps night slash. And almost impossible chances to thunderbolt and seed bomb, but time will tell. Play rough was a constant in past normal type mons, but this is a steel type, and at least if given it will threaten altaria a bit.
Another good thing is that candy won’t be a problem at all.
Fingers crossed for a moveset consisting in shadow claw, body slam and close combat (far fetched but possible in my opinion, even more after niantic given a lot of 5 gen mons the desired moves). But iron tail/scratch + iron head / gyro ball / play rough can be a thing too. Let’s wait