Quagsire, The Water Fish Pokémon. Due to its relaxed and carefree attitude, it often bumps its head on boulders and boat hulls as it swims. Its body is always slimy. It often bangs its head on the river bottom as it swims but seems not to care. It hunts for food by leaving its mouth wide open in water and waiting for its prey to blunder in unaware. Because it does not move, it does not get very hungry.
A Good Moveset for Quagsire would have to be this:
Hidden Power Ghost OR Substitute
Strategy Using Quagsire
With Quagsire's speed, this pokemon is already at a
disadvantage against the majority of pokemon out
there. Even if its type combination gives it few
weaknesses, a barrage of strong physical attacks or
special attacks (minus its resistances), it will faint
in one/two turns.
Without HP Ghost, Quagsire is going to have a lot of
trouble defeating pokemon like Gengar (though, if
Gengar is giga drain, then its obvious that you would
Yawn is supposed to trigger a switch so you can follow
up with Focus punch. Earthquake is for STAB purposes.
To get the maximum use of Leftovers, max HP EV's is
advisable. There isn't much else to say about
Quagsire, its a good pokemon on an Under-used/average
team (since Swampert is more favoured Quagsire).
Max out the EVs in HP & Defense for Quagsire with any remaining in Attack
Strategy Against Quagsire
Quagsire, despite being underused (mostly because
Swampert does its job better), has plenty of potential
as a Pokémon.
- Water Absorb, like all the Absorb traits, is
something to be weary of. If it's obvious that your
opponent will switch to Quagsire (such as if it is
Vaporeon vs. Rhydon) use Ice beam instead of Surf (or
any other water attack on your set).
- Don't underestimate its physical defence, since
combined with a very nice HP stat, Quagsire is more
than capable of taking a (strong) hit or two.
- The "standard" way to use Quagsire is to Yawn, force
a switch and catch your opponent with Focus Punch (or
use Curse or Substitute). If you have a Pokémon with
Vital Spirit or Insomnia, it'd be a decent idea to
switch to them the moment you see Quagsire, since Yawn
is nullified (along with the 'standard' set). If the
Pokémon you have out against Quagsire has Substitute,
use that, since it'll block Yawn, nullifying the
standard set once more.
- Quagsire can pull off some surprises. It has Counter
which works nicely with that above average defence and
very nice HP (and just a reminder, Hidden Power, even
if it is a Special one, works as a physical attack
since the game recognises it as a normal type attack
><). It has "some" potential as a Choice Bander (even
though the "standard" set outranks the Choice Band set
in my opinion) and it has a wide array of moves.
- As you should've guessed, the best way to take down
Quagsire is with a nice strong Grass Attack coming off
of a decent Special Attack stat. Short of that, just
pound away at the Special Defence stat with any moves
that aren't Water or Electric typed.
A good Contest Moveset for Quagsire would have to be this for the Beauty Contest best with Modest, Mild, Rash or Quiet Nature:
Strategy Using Quagsire
If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Hail, 2nd - Ice beam, 3rd - Hail, 4th -
Ice beam/Blizzard, 5th - Hyper beam
Locations in Games
Trade from Col/FR/Em (Ruby/Sapphire), Safari Zone (Emerald)
Snatched From Bandana Guy Divel in Pyrite City
Fire Red/Leaf Green
Evolve Wooper (FireRed), Trade from Col/FR/Em (LeafGreen)