I'm puzzled by this. It didn't initially have an awesome ability and it's not like it's explosively powerful, so there has to be some reason they made him so frail. defenses are lower than butterfree's. --- http://i.imgur.com/w60AmL4.jpg
The more damage it takes, the more its ability will hurt the opponent.
...Though the recoil from Rough Skin IS too low. It's probably why Sharpedo's defense is so low. --- http://backloggery.com/SolarCrimson - My Backloggery The official Okuninushi of the Shin Megami Tensei IV board.