belly drum is basically the move of win condition. belly drum users alone have the potential to wipe out full teams against you. Belly drum is quite a rare move that some get and even fewer put it up to effective usage. The effects of the move are as following:
" The user cuts it's own HP into half and maximizes the attack stat"
The statement explains why it should be used and also what it is. Belly drum is quite a rare occurence in the meta ad if we talk specific meta let's just say azumarill, and it's specified partners.
There are some things/steps to make it work out in the VGC format to start up we will be discussing some important points for the belly drummer
Belly drum users are also automatic attack magnets and your opponents main focus to take down as a first. hence under such great danger even a 70% health mayn't be able to survive heavy attacks. to set up belly drum in the first place requirres redirection support for the variant some teams are really built around belly drum redirection, featuring the popular raichu + azumarill lead, other aqquire optionaries (a word i just built up) with side support like amoongus, togekiss , clef or pachi for the purpose.
Sitrus berry is the first step closer to using belly drum effectively. hence belly drum cuts the users HP in half the best bet is to make a recovery, the best item would be sitrus berry. as belly drum makes the 100% HP a fifty percent sitrus berry gives it back up to 70% HP. hence after about a 70% HP this pokemon gets a chance to deal some damage other than being knocked right out.
teams who do not opt for redirection and take belly drum as an optional thingie, they also use fake out support to utilize their strategy. Fake out blocks one attacker the best scenario if the opponent lead with a support variant to set up belly drum.
Best belly drummers: