stockpile is a good move and i debated over it instead of barrier when i made cradily, but i went with barrier because of the extra SpD cradily gets from the sandstorm. also, earthquake and physical fighting moves are common so i wanted some way to get his defense up.
anywho, thanks for your opinions Esp and Shadow. I really appreciate it
Too bad gengar cant learn ice beam because that would have been great. I usually try to go for pokemon that you don't see too often. Thats why i never use my garchomp, i dont have a blissey, and i went with hippowdon over tyranitar (also i don't like 4x weaknesses).
@Shadow: Empoleon's speed is usually his downfall so a priority move would be great for him. problem is, his physical attack sucks compared to his special so i wouldnt trade it for his powerful surf. Protect is on clefable to stall for toxic and sandstorm damage. its also good with wish. i like wish on her over softboiled because it stalls more and it can help the team out. I considered getting rid of the hippo, teaching foretress SR, swaping roar for aqua jet on the penguin, trading clefable for a phiysical sweeper, and cradily for a more sturdy wall.... but then it just wouldnt be a residual damage team anymore lol. Who knows, if i get tired of losing, i just might do all of that