Team: Granbull, Swampy, Melmetal
Currently using Granbull as my lead and it’s working well with charm + crunch (no second move) But I’d want to maximize my performance if possible. Rate my alternative choices or let me know if I should stick with it.
Clefable, charm + Meteror Mash/Moonblast
Shiftree, Snarl + Leaf Blade/Foul Play (leaning towards this as I’ve just got a 98% 14/15/15 lucky)
or do I stick with Granbull?
A lot of my matches, people will switch to Venusaur against Granbull if they lead with Giratina. In this scenario I switch to Melmetal and take out the Venusaur, however this would leave me open to other threats like Gyrados that I’d need Melmetal to beat, since it’d be rather beaten up after fighting Venusaur. I think switching to a Shiftree lead would allow me to deal with a switched in Venusaur without switching but at the cost of one shield minimum before I switch to Melmetal. It’d also cover Swampert and Giratina Leads better than Granbull.
Clefable seems less wide reaching than Granbull, (If I encounter a Registeel late in the match Granbull canndo neutral damage with crunch, or hit a Close Combat if I unlock it) but I’d thought I’d include it.
My main issues are against other Swampert. Shiftree would act as a hard counter without sacrificing effectiveness against Giratina and other dragon-types, but leave me more open to Charizard and the occasional fighting-types.