Quagsire

Quagsire, The Water Fish Pokémon. It has an easygoing nature. It doesn't care if it bumps its head on boats and boulders while swimming.A dim-witted Pokémon. It doesn't care if it bumps its head into boats or rocks while swimming. It has a sluggish nature. It lies at the river's bottom, waiting for prey to stray into its mouth. Due to its relaxed and carefree attitude, it often bumps its head on boulders and boat hulls as it swims.

Overview

Quagsire is a fairly decent Pokémon. In Generation IV, it had a number of uses as a bulky water, but with the Hidden Ability it received, it becomes even more amazing. It can wall, it can do decent damage, it can be just generally amazing.

Abilities

Damp: prevents Selfdestruct, Explosion and Aftermath from being used by opponent.
Water Absorb: Can be useful if you switch in to Water moves. It'll heal Quagsire when hit by Water-type moves.
Unaware: This ability is basically the ability you will use for Quagsire. It prevents the opponent's statboosts from being counted when used in battle against Quagsire, thus making it able to easily defend against Shell Smashers, Sword Dancers and more

Movesets

Curse

- Curse
- Earthquake
- Recover
- Stone Edge / Waterfall / Aqua Tail
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Unaware
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

If you wish to be offensive with Quagsire, then this is the set you should use. Curse boosts its Attack and Defense while, with Unaware, it allows you to be able to fully face any of the enemy's setups. Earthquake provides decent STAB damage while Stone Edge & Waterfall provide other type options to give decent coverage. Recover allows you to stall the opponents and keep this strategy up.

Defence! Defence! Defence!

- Scald
- Yawn / Toxic / Ice Beam
- Recover
- Earthquake
Item Attached: Leftovers
Ability: Unaware
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def or SDef / 4 Spd
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd) / Relaxed (+Def, -Spd)

Quagsire can be a very bulky Pokémon so, as such, you can use its defences to your advantage, especially with Unaware factoring things into the fold. Scald is a great move which gives STAB as well as potentially burning the opponent, which halves their Attack stat. Recover will heal you. Toxic will poison the opponent while Yawn will put it to sleep. Earthquake is the general STAB user

Choice

-Waterfall
-Earthquake
-Stone Edge
-Ice Punch
Item Attached: Choice Band
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Brave (+Atk, -Spd)

While Quagsire doesn't have the best Attack stat, you can still get a decent Choice Band set in. However, to get the best coverage, Ice Punch is required which is only available with Water Absorb at the moment. All the moves are pretty self explanatory, each doing damage and having decent coverage

EVs & Natures

Quagsire
Boosting Quagsire's Hit Points will help you be able to hold on for longer. Quagsire is bulky and you need to monopolise on this bulk

Other Options

Body Slam, Counter, Encore, Rest, Sleep Talk,Safeguard, Seismic Toss, Stockpile
Body Slam can be used to paralyse the opponents, much like Scald is used for Burning
Counter can surprise many physical attackers
Encore can help you trap other Pokémon into using moves that are not the best
Haze resets stat changes easily if Unaware is not being used
Rest & Sleep Talk work together in that they not only allow you to recover Quagsire's Hit Points, but it protects you from further statuses while asleep AND allows you to still move in those turns. Very handy indeed
Safeguard helps protect you and your team from status afflictions
Seismic Toss does a set amount of damage, regardless of stats or base power
Stockpile boosts Defense with each use but leaves you open Water Absorb boosts Defense with each use but leaves you open

Double & Triple Battle Options

Quagsire is one of the Pokémon that can run both Surf and Earthquake, although it's Surf is not the best due to itrs mediocre Special Attack

Partners

Bug or Steel Pokémon like Scizor are good partners for Quagsire. As Quagsire is likely to be targetted by Grass-type moves, switching into these will allow you to do some decent damage. Volcarona is also a decent partner for it, being able to do decent damage against those who can hurt Quagsire

Countering Quagsire

As most Quagsire now run with Unaware, you cannot Baton Pass in or set up many of the powerhouses in the game. As such, you need to focus strategically. Grass-types are a must, being able to deal 4x damage. As most Quagsire also run Scald, you need to also think about using special attackers more than physical attackers. As such, Pokémon such as Lilligant are perfect to face off against Quagsire. The Mold Breaker ability can also completely override Quagsire's Unaware, allowing you to be able to set up a beastly attacker. Haxorus is a decent example of this

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Safari Zone (Emerald)
Trade from Emerald/FireRed/Colosseum/XD (Ruby/Sapphire)

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Evolve Wooper (FireRed)
Trade from Emerald/FireRed/Colosseum/XD (LeafGreen)

Colosseum/XD:

Snagged from Bandana Guy Divel in Pyrite Town (Colosseum)
Evolve Wooper (XD).

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Route 212 South, Great Marsh

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Route 10, Route 12, Route 13, Route 14, Route 15, Route 26, Route 27, Route 32, Ruins of Alph, Union Cave, Mt. Silver, Cliff's Edge Gate, The Cliff Cave

Black/White:
Evolve Wooper (White)
Trade from White(Black)

Animé Appearences

Quagsire has made a number of appearances. Most notably, Crasher Wake used one in his Gym Battle against Ash

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
129 Once in a Blue Moon Quagsire and the GS Ball!? Pics
148 Tricks Of The Trade Wobbuffet and the Pokémon Exchange! Pics
149 The Fire-ring Squad Burn Squirtle Squad! Like a Fire!! Pics
150 No Big Woop Lots of Wooper! Pics
155 Love, The Totodile Style Dancing Totodile! Steps of Love!! Pics
M3 The Spell of the Unown The Lord of the Unknown Tower Pics
194 The Wayward Wobbuffet Wobbuffet! Disaster? Pics
196 The Ring Masters Feraligatr Vs. Blastoise! Sumo Match! Pics
M4 Celebi: Voice of the Forest Celebi: A Timeless Encounter Pics
209 Got Miltank! Mother Miltank! Desert Secret!! Pics
218 Dueling Heroes Whirlpool Cup! Great Battle in the Water Colosseum! Pics
227 Bulbasaur...The Ambassador! Goodbye Bulbasaur! Adventure at Oak's Residence!! Pics
C1 Legend of Thunder Raikou! Legend of Thunder! Pics
264 You're A Star, Larvitar Try Your Best Larvitar! Pics
270 Tie One On! Meganium vs. Bulbasaur! Spirit of the Grass Types! Pics
P7 Not Aired Pikachu's Summer Festival Pics
372 Training Wrecks Muscle Battle! Double Battle! Pics
429 On Olden Pond! Dragonair's Lake! Pics
437 Harley Rides Again! Munchlax's Battle Debut! Harley & Taking the Game Seriously! Pics
472 Dawn of a New Era Piplup VS Budew! Dawn's First Battle!! Pics
475 Like It or Lup It Piplup Hangs On!! Pics
496 Drifloon in the Wind Drifloon and the North Wind Messenger! Pics
M10 The Rise of Darkrai Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai Pics
P10 Not Aired Pikachu's Exploration Club Pics
528 Journey to the Unown! Unown of Solaceon Ruins! Pics
551 A Crasher Course in Power Pastoria Gym! VS Crasher Wake! Pics
588 Not Aired Mysterious Creatures: Pokémon Pics
P12 Not Aired Pikachu's Great Sparking Search Pics
607 A Faux Oak Finish! Rescue Professor Oak! Politoed VS Croagunk!! Pics
617 Sticking With You Know Who Pikachu & Piplup Keep Away! Pics
628 A Marathon Rivalry! Get Fired Up Snorlax! Prince of Pokéthlon! Pics
646 For The Love Of Meowth Goodbye Team Rocket! Meowth's Love! Pics
S30 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate & The Infinite Labyrinth Pics

 
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