Oh, right. My bad. I mistook Shuckle's defenses for 150 or something like that.
I think it'll gain more from Power Trick, if it has Sturdy. Unless you're planning for it to be really tanky, then I guess you could use Contrary/Shell Smash.
But yeah, I agree that Shuckle is the better option over Ariados usually. Same with Masquerain, to a lesser extent.
Power Trick Shuckle is ridiculously hard to use, but it would be hilarious if successful.
Apparently, if a sleeping Pokemon in the Battle Maison has Heal Bell, the AI will have it use the move until it wakes up. Was rather amused to see a Miltank wake up only to use Heal Bell.
Back to the point I made earlier, if Rocks are worth a Poke dyin' for, then surely Sticky Web is as well.
I've always been somewhat confused why suicide setters are so popular even now. I mean, I get that they get hazards up really well, but they tend to be deathfodder otherwise. I understand that can be worth it, but I feel like most teams would be better off with a less specialized hazard setter. Something that sets up hazards almost as reliably, but does other things to notable effect. Like Ferrothorn.
Meh, I'm probably underestimating the strategy at least a little.
But 'ey, I've seen plenty of TTar 'n Ferrothorn with Rocks in competitive replays.