Roselia @ Eviolite
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 164 SDef / 248 HP / 96 Def
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Synthesis / Rest
: Hazard User / Special Wall
What it does
: With a huge Special Defense stat when equipped with Eviolite, Roselia is capable of walling many prominent specially-oriented threats, including Sceptile, Rotom-C, Lilligant, Tangrowth, and Accelgor, and can set up Spikes on many of the Bulky Waters in RU. Roselia is a great choice for stall teams, but with the recent rise of Lanturn, and the ever-present need for Water-types to check the dangerous Fire-types in RU, Roselia can set up valuable Spikes and offer great walling capabilities to any team. The EV's reduce SR damage, ensure that Roselia can survive an Adamant Kabutops Stone Edge after SR, and maximizes special bulk. Roselia has a solid 100 base Special Attack that allows it to actually threaten the things it is walling with Giga Drain for Water-types, and Sludge Bomb for Grass-types, unlike many other walls in the tier. What also sets Roselia apart from other walls and makes her shine is that 1. She is immune to Toxic. 2. Roselia can shrug off any status simply by switching out. 3. She has access to reliable recovery in Synthesis or Rest + Natural Cure.
: Roselia is capable of taking on Lanturn with ease and using it to setup Spikes. As such, Moltres makes for a great partner, as the entry hazards will help the fiery bird greatly in sweeping, and Roselia can counter Moltres's #1 counter. Well seeing as we already have a Fire- and Grass-type, it seems like a Water-type would be an easy choice. Slowking and Poliwrath are both great partners for Roselia, as they can take Fire attacks and physical attacks for her. Their ability to phaze with Dragon Tail or Circle Throw also pairs up well with Roselia's Spikes, quickly racking up residual damage. Finally, any Ghost-type would be a good idea for helping keep Roselia's hazards down by blocking Rapid Spin, although she already does a pretty decent job against the #1 spinner in the tier with the above EV spread. As with any Spiker, powerful sweepers greatly benefit from being on the same team as Roselia.
: While the list of Pokemon that Roselia can force out is long, the amount of Pokemon that can force her out is almost just as long. Entei and Moltres both have the bulk to take a Sludge Bomb without many problems and force her out with the threat of a powerful Fire move. Escavalier walls Roselia to no end and can take her out with ease with Megahorn. To remedy this, Roselia does have the option of running HP Fire. In general, powerful SE special attacks and reasonably powerful physical hits will be able to overwhelm Roselia. Bulky set up sweepers such as Calm Mind users also can take advantage of Roselia's unboosted attacks and setup without many problems.
: Gothitelle is gone :)