Alright! The first Hoenn PotW is...! Crawdaunt!
Dex number 342
Ability: Hyper Cutter/Shell Armor
Height: 3' 7"
Weight: 72.3 lbs
Japanese Name: Shizarigar (gazoontite?)
Crawdaunt, the Rogue Pokemon. Crawdaunt has an extremely violent nature that compels it to challenge other living things to battle. Other life-forms refuse to live in ponds inhabited by this Pokémon, making them desolate places. Crawdaunt molts sheds its shell regularly. Immediately after molting, its shell is soft and tender. Until the shell hardens, this Pokémon hides in its streambed burrow to avoid attack from its foes. It is a ruffian that uses its pincers to pick up and toss out other Pokémon from its pond.
Crawdaunt's a cool pokemon. Like Zapdos, I'm not a fan of it, but it is an interesting Water type. For a Water/Dark type, it's cooler than Sharpedo, anyways. :P I'm one of the few that prefers Crawdaunt over it's common comparison, Kingler. Kingler just looks... moronic. He always has that stupid look on it's face, soooo... >.>;;; That's just my opinion, though.
On the competitive battling scene, Crawdaunt is actually overshadowed by Kingler and Sharpedo. Sharpedo, while more frail, is generally better for it's purposes. Sharpedo can do a lot of what Crawdaunt can do, but better.
What Crawdaunt can do that Sharpedo can, Kingler probably can as well, like Swords Dance. Since Kingler is faster, has higher defense (but not sp. def), and even faster, Crawdaunt might be a worse option. Having dark STAB to work with is nice, but Kingler might be slightly better. Crawdaunt's just another common UU. Not good, not bad, but sadly overshadowed.
Now, what's your opinions on Crawdaunt?