Originally Posted by Fat Rhys DeAnno
Scizor is a fine thing to be threatened by as it is handled by Sun relatively easily. If we can spin into Scizor's face as it switches in we can go to any number of reasonable checks or counters the next turn, including Ninetales. Because of this Fire coverage is rather irrelevant.
I disagree with this completely. Many Scizor carry U-turn, which they will use to OHKO CAP5. Simply relying on teammates to counter this will not work at all, as U-turn will let them switch to a counter as soon as you switch your teammate in. This being the case, users of Scizor will have absolutely no risk in using U-turn on CAP5, effectively strengthening its usage and lowering sun's reliability.
The very existence of Fire coverage alone will at least give us a chance at momentum, something sun teams desperately need. If they attempt to use U-turn, CAP5 might be carrying a Fire-type move and OHKO Scizor first; If they switch fearing we have a Fire-type move, sunlight gets the momentum it needs. Let me reiterate: We do not want CAP5 to lose to the most prominent rain threat in OU. We're trying to beat rain, not boost it.