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Yeah but that's not Honchkrow's fault it still got the job done and with plenty to spare.The writers didn't want Paul using his stronger pokemon against Ash at the League.
Asking why I choose Ursaring over Gastrodon is a silly question but because Ursaring swept through half of Ash's team at Lake Acuity,Bulk Up increases it's attack/defense,if it's burned,poisoned or paralyzed it's Guts ability activates which makes it even stronger.Ash's Pikachu used Thunder Bolt on it and Ursaring just took it like a boss and came back with hammer arm.Against Barry it took everything his Hitmonlee threw at it but despite that Ursaring still won,it also took it's own focus blast without fainting after it was deflected back by Barry's Empoleon.The best Gastrodon could do was give Staraptor trouble and then get defeated by Buizel.The most impressive thing it did was sit on top of Staraptor to set up water pulse.Paul trained it to use Muddy Water as a counter shield but it didn't really matter against Buizel.
Magmortar is weaker than Ursaring but it's still higher than Gastrodon.
-Defeated Maylene's Ace Lucario
-Uses Rock Tomb as a defensive wall (even for suprise attacks)
-Stalemated Pikachu's Thunder Bolt while using Flamethrower
-Flame Body Ability inflicts burn damage on opponent when there's physical contact
-Took An Iron Tail,Quick Attack and Aqua Jet without fanting
-One shotted Barry's Skarmory
-Took Empoleon's Hydro Cannon without fainting
What's your argument for Swellow over Honchkrow?
What's your argument for Gastrodon over Magmortar/Ursaring?
Hey don't call me a silly, No need to do that
Well about swellow
I think that is enough to say Swellow> HonkSwellow beat hariyama and donphan, not satisfied with it, swellow left marks in metagross that helped Grovyle and Pikachu.
Also, don't forget the fight vs. Tucker
Swellow is definitely the best
I understand what you mean about Ursaring and Magmortar, nevertheless, I thought Pauls final team would be the best team objectively
If that's not the case, we can assume that Ursaring, Magmortar got sick / injured