Smeargle @ Focus Sash
Ability: Own Tempo
EVs: 88 HP / 168 Def / 252 Spe
- Lovely Kiss / Spore
- Stealth Rock
- Sticky Web
- Nuzzle / Magic Coat / Destiny Bond
Other Move Options: Spikes, Toxic Spikes, Glare, Taunt, Skill Swap, Whirlwind, Endeavor, Memento, Explosion, Trick Room, Grassy Terrain, Electric Terrain.
Notes: Smeargle is arguably the best suicide lead in the tier. With its immense belt of options due to Sketch and a decent Speed tier, it's able to access every entry hazard that a hyper offense playstyle requires.
This EV spread provides Smeargle with more overall bulk, allowing it to survive most multi-hit moves including Lead Monferno's Double Kick, Torterra's Bullet Seed (3 hit), and Golem's Rock Blast (3 hit) while maintaining max speed to outpace threats such as Adamant Monferno and slower.
Lovely Kiss is used as the primary sleep move and nabs the same targets that Dark Void previously had due to the ability to cripple Grass Types, Overcoat, Safety Goggles, and Sap Sipper users to sleep while Spore still provides the perfectly accurate alternative.
Nuzzle can paralyze taunt users and other foes that lack an electric immunity and provides a second status option to catch switch-ins after Smeargle has put something to sleep. Magic Coat can be used to reflect Taunt and opposing hazards back at the opponent, forcing a 50/50 situation for both players. Destiny Bond lets Smeargle take down the foe if it knocks out Smeargle with an attacking move.