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Accelgor (BW2 Revamp) [GP 2/2]

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  1. Governess

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    **Credit goes to TheUnluckyOne for the skeleton of the analysis.**
    Original Accelgor Analysis

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    [OVERVIEW]

    • Accelgor seems like a really weird pokemon to use now, it doesn't have much going for it bar the Speed stat.
    • It functions as a suicide Spikes lead.
    • It's main things going for it over other hazard leads is that it has Bug Buzz to deal with the premier spinner vs Hyper Offensive Teams; Starmie
    • Accelgor is also a really good pokemon for Hyper Offensive teams is that STAB Bug Buzz allows you to kill Espeon and have a good chance of 2HKOing Xatu.
    • Deo-D banning helped it out in terms of having a larger niche.
    • Fastest viable mon in the game (Ninjask?)
    • Frail, does not have any other use to that.
    • No SR is a shame :(
    • Has a hard time competing with Custap leads like Crustle, Skarmory, and Forry.
    [SET]
    name: Spikes
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Final Gambit
    move 4: Focus Blast / Yawn
    item: Focus Sash
    ability: Unburden
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 88 HP / 232 SpA / 188 Spe
    ivs: 0 Atk

    [SET COMMENTS]

    • Accelgor's main role is a suicide spikes lead.
    • It can also disrupt some other lead's work with moves such as Final Gambit.
    • Has formidable coverage against spinners and other threats.
    • Spikes is the crux of the set, offering pressure on Hyper Offensive teams.
    • Bug Buzz is your main STAB while OHKOing Starmie.
    • Focus Blast is your main weapon against most steel-types that you will encounter, doing feasible damage to other hazard leads like Skarm.
    • Yawn can either cripple the foe and give you a decent chance of set-up opportunities with your sweepers if they let themselves go to sleep. It also makes you not set-up fodder against some pokemon and force them about. It can stop set-up without having to sacrifice itself allowing it to set up more spikes.
    • Final Gambit is a strong asset knocking out a pokemon that maybe intially troubling stopping any set-up given it has enough HP. It also gives you momentum to stop the opposition from spinning.
    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    • The EV spread lets Accelgor do more damage and outspeed Alakazam and Dugtrio. It also still has enough HP to deal with Terrakion and Keldeo with Final Gambit
    • A Nature will warrant a EV spread of 120 HP / 252 SpA / 136 Spe which lets you outspeed Jolteon, +1 Gyarados, and +1 Dragonite. Max SpA is there to dish out as much damage while also giving you the ability to knock out Keldeo, Terrakion, and Dragonite from full health with Final Gambit thanks to it's HP Investment.
    • U-Turn is the main move to regain momentum, preserve it a bit to potentially revenge kill something random.
    • Hidden Power Ice can also be used to wreck Dragon types that may set-up on you.
    • HP Fire can be used to OHKO Forretress most of the time.
    • HP Rock stops Gyarados from setting up on you and deals with Fire-Types not named Nape or Heatran when in the rain.
    • 208 Speed and Timid allows you to outspeed +2 Jolly Crustle which may help even though it is obscure.
    • Lum Berry can be used to deal with Pokemon that use status to deal with Accelgor such as Breloom or Amoonguss.
    • The Unburden ability lets you set up 2 layers of Spikes even against scarfers as you double your speed when your sash breaks.
    • Accelgor should be used on Hyper Offensive teams, so a spinblocker would help.
    • Rain Dance can disrupt opposing leads' weather, can even be used on mono-rain teams.
    • Gengar is the best offensive spinblocker.
    • Gothitelle deals with Tentacruel -- the spinner Accelgor doesn't beat. Gothitelle is also a great asset on Hyper Offense in general. The Scarf set also helps vs Starmie.
    • Pokemon that can abuse Spikes as there pressure tool rather than SR are welcome such as SubSalac Terrakion, who already has Rock coverage.
      If you run Rain Dance, Kingdra and other swimmers really work out.
    [Other Options]

    • Hydration + Rest Accelgor on Rain Teams
    • Recover
    • LO Cleaner
    • Agilty + Baton Pass
    • Very Little to work with.
    [CHECKS AND COUNTERS]

    • Priority stops Accelgor from getting two layers.
    • Well played spinners stops Accelgor's work
    • It's easy to kill Accelgor as it is very frail
    • It can be set-up fodder at times with Substitute Pokemon that can bypass Final Gambit such as SubDD Gyarados if it gets a Sub as Accelgor sets up Spikes.
    • Any SE or feasibly powerful attack can kill/bring down to Sash


    [Overview]

    <p>One glance at Accelgor would give you the impression that it's nothing better than a mediocre Pokemon. Its defenses are low, making it hard to stand out among many bulkier leads in OU. Even if is bulkier than some, that is often a moot point due to the rising use of Custap Berry leads. Additionaly, Accelgor's lack of Stealth Rock and / or Taunt makes it even harder for Accelgor to look like an appealing lead.</p>

    <p>However, Accelgor has a certain niche as a suicide Spikes lead that allows it to make its mark in OU. Accelgor's outstanding base 145 Speed allows it to outspeed every Pokemon in OU, making the process of Spikes-stacking much easier. Its offenses, while not the greatest, at least give its attacks some power. Unlike other suicide Spikes leads, such as Skarmory and Forretress, Accelgor has no problem at all against Starmie, which it outspeeds and OHKOes. In addition, Accelgor can 2HKO Forretress and Donphan, two spinners that Forretress and Skarmory can't defeat single-handedly. Furthermore, due to its godlike Speed, no Pokemon other than one with Prankster can prevent Accelgor from setting up at least one layer of Spikes, while both Forretress and Skarmory can both easily be outsped and rendered useless by Taunt. Accelgor also fares well against the two common users of Magic Bounce, Espeon and Xatu. Finally, Accelgor can make excellent use of Final Gambit, enabling Accelgor to dent or KO a Pokemon of its choice when at full HP, which separates it from Froslass. While Accelgor might look like it's majorly outclassed in this metagame, it can pull off a specific niche of Spikes-stacking very well, and it will not disappoint if used properly.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spikes
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Final Gambit
    move 4: Focus Blast / Yawn
    item: Focus Sash
    ability: Unburden
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 88 HP / 232 SpA / 188 Spe
    ivs: 0 Atk

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor is best suited as a suicide Spikes lead in the OU metagame. With its blazing Speed and decent Special Attack, Accelgor can guarantee at least one layer of Spikes on the opposing team's field. Accelgor also carries attacks that can dispose of Rapid Spin users such as Starmie, as well as Magic Bounce users. Accelgor also can prevent spinners from removing Spikes from the field thanks to Final Gambit while also preventing opposing leads from fulfilling their own roles.</p>

    <p>Spikes is the focus of this set, as it aids offensive teammates in KOing their targets while also punishing switches. Accelgor doesn't have to worry about Xatu and Espeon bouncing back its entry hazards due to its STAB Bug Buzz, which hits them for heavy damage. Final Gambit is a great last-resort move to turn to when you want to prevent the opponent from using Rapid Spin against you, stop most setup sweepers from boosting any further, or provide a free switch into one of Accelgor's teammates. Focus Blast provides a powerful coverage move, hitting Rock- and Steel-types for super effective damage. Yawn, on the other hand, helps force switches, racking up Spikes damage. It is the only way that Accelgor has to prevent setup if it doesn't want to sacrifice itself, and also allows it to force out spinners that it can't beat, such as Tentacruel and specially defensive Forretress. Yawn also helps in dealing with Substitute users.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>188 Speed EVs allow Accelgor to outspeed Alakazam and Dugtrio, two of the fastest Pokemon in OU. The given HP EVs raise Accelgor's HP stat to 323, allowing it to OHKO Keldeo, Terrakion, and Dragonite with Final Gambit at full HP, while the rest are poured into Special Attack to give Accelgor a decent offensive presence. A Modest nature allows Accelgor to 2HKO Xatu with Bug Buzz and 2HKO Terrakion with Focus Blast. Having Focus Sash on Accelgor is mandatory, as it guarantees at least one layer of Spikes. It pairs well with Accelgor's ability, Unburden, which doubles its Speed when the Focus Sash breaks, allowing Accelgor to pull off one more attack. A 0 IV in Attack minimizes confusion recoil.</p>

    <p>Lum Berry is a valid option, as it can heal any status Accelgor might be inflicted with, specifically sleep from Pokemon such as Breloom and Amoonguss. Hidden Power Ice, Fire, and Rock can be used to check Dragon-types, Forretress, and Gyarados, respectively. Timid is an alternative nature for Accelgor, letting it outspeed Jolteon, +1 Gyarados, and +1 Dragonite. If a Timid nature is used, an EV spread of 120 HP / 252 SpA / 136 Spe EV is recommended: maximum investment is placed into Special Attack so that Accelgor has a 70% chance to 2HKO Xatu with Bug Buzz. The rest is thrown into HP to increase Final Gambit's power. 208 Speed EVs paired with Timid allow Accelgor to outspeed +2 Jolly Crustle, but in most cases, Crustle is too obscure of a threat to bother with additional Speed EVs specifically to check it.</p>

    <p>This variant of Accelgor is often used on hyper offensive teams due to the offensive pressure it provides with Spikes. For example, Terrakion and Latios are good partners for Accelgor because they benefit from having entry hazards up to aid their sweeping. A spinblocker is also a good ally, as it can prevent a Rapid Spin user from removing Accelgor's Spikes. Gengar is a great offensive spinblocker and fits well on hyper offensive teams. Gothitelle in particular is a great partner to Accelgor, as he can defeat Tentacruel, one of the only spinners Accelgor can't defeat due to its bulk and resistance to Bug Buzz.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Accelgor's movepool is extremely limited, so it has very little to offer outside of the role of Spikes lead. However, Accelgor can make good use of its alternative ability, Hydration. In rain, Accelgor would be able to heal off any damage with Rest, and Hydration would get rid of any statuses, increasing its lifespan. It also does well against walls that don't hit very hard, such as specially defensive Jirachi. However, Accelgor's inherent flimsiness doesn't allow it the time to actually last long enough in a match. A set with a Life Orb and U-turn is a viable option, as it turns Accelgor into a late-game sweeper and doesn't require any setup while displaying versatility in move selection. Recover is an interesting option to use, healing Accelgor when necessary and pairing well with Final Gambit. However, Accelgor doesn't often have time to use Recover, preferring to just set up Spikes. Finally, Baton Pass can be utilized to pass Agility boosts to slower teammates.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Accelgor's pitiful defenses allow it to be easily KOed. Powerful priority attackers, such as Scizor, can 2HKO Accelgor before it can retaliate. It often finds itself as setup bait for many Pokemon wielding Substitute, as they can block Final Gambit. However, Accelgor can get past them if it carries Yawn. Choice Band Tyranitar can OHKO Accelgor through its Focus Sash thanks to the damage from sandstorm. Tentacruel is one of the few Rapid Spin users that Accelgor can't directly threaten; however, the presence of Final Gambit prevents Tentacruel from using Rapid Spin freely. Sableye deserves a mention as well, as it hard counters Accelgor with a priority Taunt thanks to Prankster. Choice Scarf users that have access to strong attacks, such as Garchomp and Thundurus-T, can quickly bring Accelgor down before it can truly strike back; however, they can only manage to 2HKO Accelgor due to its Focus Sash, so one layer of Spikes is almost always bound to be set. Overall, it's not difficult to take Accelgor down; any super effective or reasonably powerful attack can bring Accelgor down to its Focus Sash or outright kill it.</p>
  2. Governess

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    Ok, this is finally typed up and ready for the QC team. :)
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    The whole first paragraph is somewhat uneeded. When talking about downsides of Accelgor you should only stick to the downsides it has as a suicide lead, as this is the only role that Accelgor will take on a team. So mention that it has no Taunt and no SR in comparison to other suicide leads (Skarmory, Forretress, and Froslass are all suicide spikers that have one of those things over Accelgor).

    Also when talking about its pros, once again focus on its pros over other Spikers, such as the ones i mentioned. Unlike Skarmory and Forretress, Accelgor has no problem at all against Starmie, as it outspeeds and OHKOes. It also can 2HKO Forretress and Donphan, two spinners that beat Forretress and Skarmory. Furthermore due to its godlike Speed, no Pokemon other than Prankster users can prevent Accelgor from setting up 1 layer of Spikes, unlike Forretress and Skarmory which can all easily be Taunted. Accelgor also can beat both Magic Bounce Pokemon, unlike Skarmory and Forretress. Finally, what Accelgor has over Froslass is the ability to deal with Starmie much better and Final Gambit, which enables Accelgor to nuke a Pokemon of its choice when at full health.

    The second part of this sentence is unecessary. Most suicide leads can deal damage at the opponent, so you don't need to mention this for Accelgor.

    Reword this to ''Spikes is the focus of this set, helping offensive Pokemon KO their targets easier and punishing switches.

    When talking about Yawn, mention how it is the only way that Accelgor has to prevent setup if it doesn't want to sacrifice itself, and also allows it to force out spinners that it can't beat, such as Tentacrul and SpD Forretress, to continue using Spikes. Oh and it deals with Sub users too.

    Remove the mention of Jellicent, as no defensive team would want Accelgor. Mention that unlike other suicide spikers, Accelgor can't prevent hazards from going up, so it would be bette not to use SR weak Pokemon with Accelgor unless your team packs a spinner.

    Finally, the checks and counters are a mess. Why do you even mention entry hazards when Accelgor is leading 99% of the time? Instead mention CBTar which OHKOes through the sash thanks to sand, Scizor which 2HKOes with Bullet Punch, and Tentacruel if Accelgor doesn't have Yawn, which can freely spin on Accelgor. Also mention Sableye, which hard counters. When talking about Scarfers, mention how they can 2HKO, letting Accelgor get up only 1 layer of Spikes, but they also can be setup on by Accelgor's teammates after. When talking about Sub, mention that Yawn versions aren't troubled by it.
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    A LO sweeper set should be mentioned in OO. It's far from terrible - it's a good late-game cleaner that doesn't need to set up and can switch moves. With hydration + rest/recover it can also beat some of the offensively weaker walls, which you might expect Accelgor to lose to (I've seen one beat my specially defensive jirachi before, for example).
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    Ok; thank you, alexwolf and jc103. Added in all the necessary changes, including the mention of LO in AC.
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    The offensive set with LO should be mentioned in OO, not AC.
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    Thank you, alex (was slightly confused; which part of the set needed to be in OO). Made the change (I think @-@).
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    qc approved 3/3, this is good to go
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    Thank you Lavos; this is now ready for the GP crew.
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    [Overview]

    <p>One glance at Accelgor would give you the impression that it's a mediocre Pokemon at best. Its defenses are quite saddening, so the chances of it taking a powerful attack are low. With the increase of Custap Berry leads rising in OU, Accelgor finds it very difficult to be noticed. Also, compared to other Spikes users, Accelgor lacks both Stealth Rock and Taunt, which makes it seem like Accelgor is a lackluster choice as a lead.</p>

    <p>However, Accelgor has a certain niche as a suicide Spikes lead that allows it to make its mark in OU. Accelgor's outstanding base 145 Speed allows it to outspeed every Pokemon in OU, making the process of Spikes-stacking much easier. Its offenses, while not the greatest, are decent enough to make use of it. Unlike other suicide Spikes leads, such as Skarmory and Forretress, Accelgor has no problem at all against Starmie, whom it outspeeds and OHKOes. Accelgor also can 2HKO Forretress and Donphan, two spinners that Forretress and Skarmory can't single-(Hyphen)handedly defeat. Furthermore, due to its godlike Speed, no Pokemon other than Prankster users can prevent Accelgor from setting up at least one layer of Spikes, unlike Forretress and Skarmory, which can both easily be outsped and rendered useless by Taunt. Accelgor also can fare well against the two both users of Magic Bounce Pokemon, Espeon and Xatu. Finally, what Accelgor has over Froslass is the ability to deal with Starmie much in a better way and the move Final Gambit, which enables Accelgor to KO a Pokemon of its choice when at full HP. (No, Final Gambit just allows Accelgor to ALMOST always OHKO a Pokemon that is out against it when its at full health.) While Accelgor may look like its majorly outclassed in the metagame, it can pull off its specific niche of Spikes-stacking very well, and if used properly, Accelgor will not disappoint.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spikes
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Final Gambit
    move 4: Focus Blast / Yawn
    item: Focus Sash
    ability: Unburden
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 88 HP / 232 SpA / 188 Spe
    ivs: 0 Atk

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor is best suited as a suicide Spikes lead in the OU environment metagame. With its blazing Speed and decent Special Attack, Accelgor can guarantee at least one layer of Spikes to on the opposing team's field. Accelgor's formidable coverage against Rapid Spin users, such as Starmie, allow it to fare against them offensively. What makes Accelgor an interesting Spikes user is its ability to deal with Magic Bounce users with thanks to its decently powerful Bug Buzz. Accelgor also can prevent spinners from removing Spikes from the field thanks to Final Gambit while also disrupting opposing leads from fulfilling their roles with it.</p>

    <p>Spikes is the focus of this set, helping offensive Pokemon to KO their targets easier and punishing switches. Bug Buzz is Accelgor's STAB move; Accelgor doesn't even have to worry about the likes of Xatu or Espeon bouncing back its entry hazards with a STAB Bug Buzz, as they are severely dented by it. Final Gambit is a great last resort move to turn to when you want to prevent the opponent from using Rapid Spin against you, stop any most setup sweepers from proceeding any further, or providing a free switch in to for your teammates. Focus Blast provides a powerful coverage move to Accelgor, hitting Rock- and Steel-types for super effective damage. Yawn, on the other hand, helps force switches, racking up Spikes damage. It is the only way that Accelgor has to prevent setup if it doesn't want to sacrifice itself, and also allows it to force out spinners that it can't beat, such as Tentacrul and specially defensive Forretress. Yawn also helps in dealing with Substitute users.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The 188 Speed EVs allow Accelgor to outspeed Alakazam and Dugtrio, two of the fastest Pokemon in OU. The given HP EVs raise Accelgor's HP stat to 323, allowing it to OHKO Keldeo, Terrakion, and Dragonite with Final Gambit at full HP, and the rest are poured into Special Attack for offensive presense. A Modest nature allows Accelgor to 2HKO Xatu via Bug Buzz and 2HKO Terrakion with Focus Blast. Having a Focus Sash equipped on Accelgor is mandatory, as it guarantees at least one layer of Spikes to be placed against the opponent. It pairs well with Accelgor's ability, Unburden, doubling its Speed when the Focus Sash breaks, allowing one more course of action from Accelgor to take place. 0 IVs in Attack minimizes confusion recoil and Foul Play's power against Accelgor.</p>

    <p>Lum Berry is a valid option, as it can heal any status inflictionsed on Accelgor may get, (Reason: "inflictions" is not a word) specifically from Pokemon such as Breloom or Amoonguss. Hidden Power Ice, Fire, or Rock, can be used to check Dragon-types, Forretress, or Gyarados, respectively. Timid is an alternative nature for Accelgor, letting it outspeed Jolteon, +1 Gyarados, and +1 Dragonite. If a Timid nature is used, a 120 HP / 252 SpA / 136 Spe EV spread is recommended; maximum investment is placed into Special Attack to allow a 70% chance to 2HKO Xatu. The rest is thrown into HP to increase Final Gambit's power. 208 Speed EVs paired with Timid allow you to outspeed +2 Jolly Crustle, but in most cases, Crustle is too much of an obscure threat to bother with additional Speed EVs to specifically check it.</p>

    <p>This variant of Accelgor is oftentimes used on hyper offensive teams due to the offensive pressure it provides with Spikes. For example, Terrakion and Latios, for example, are good partners to for Accelgor because they are sweepers who benefit from having Spikes up thanks to the excess damage it provides. A spinblocker is also a good ally, as it can prevent a Rapid Spin user from removing Accelgor's Spikes. Gengar is a great offensive spinblocker offensively, and fits well on hyper offensive teams. Gothitelle in particular is a great partner to Accelgor; as it he (Shadow Tag Gothitelle is only available as a male atm, correct me if I'm wrong) can defeat Tentacruel, one of the only spinners Accelgor can't defeat due to its bulk and resistance to Bug Buzz.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Accelgor's movepool is strictly limited, so it has very little to offer outside of a Spikes lead. However, Accelgor can use its Hydration ability to good use, however. In rain, Accelgor would be able to heal off any damage with Rest, and Hydration would rid it of any status inflictions it may have had, increasing its lifespan. It also does well against offensively weak walls, such as the specially defensive variant of Jirachi. However, its lacking bulk doesn't allow it the time to actually last long enough in a match. Accelgor with a Life Orb and U-turn is a viable option, as it turns Accelgor into a late-game sweeper and doesn't require any setup while displaying versataility in move selection. Recover is an interesting option to use; healing Accelgor when necessary, and pairing well with Final Gambit. Recover doesn't have a place in Accelgor's moveslot to be truly effective, however though. Finally, Baton Pass can be utilized to pass Agility boosts to slower teammates.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Accelgor's pitiful defenses allow it to be easily defeated at a quickened pace. Powerful priority attackers, such as Scizor, can easily 2HKO Accelgor before it can retaliate. It finds itself as a setup bait for many Pokemon wielding Substitute, since they can bypass Final Gambit. However, Accelgor can get past them if it carries Yawn. Choice Band Tyranitar can OHKO Accelgor through the its Focus Sash thanks to the damage from Sandstorm. Tentacruel can freely use Rapid Spin against Accelgor if it doesn't have Yawn. Sableye deserves a mention as well, which hard counters Accelgor with a priority Taunt thanks to Prankster. Choice Scarf users that hasve access to strong attacks, such as Garchomp and Thundurus-T, can quickly bring Accelgor down before it can truly strike back; however, they can only manage to 2HKO Accelgor due to the Focus Sash, so one layer of Spikes is almost always bound to be set. Overall, it's not difficult to take Accelgor down; any super effective or feasibly powerful attack can KO bring Accelgor down to its Focus Sash, or outright defeat it.</p>
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    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/inflictions
    http://define.com/inflictions

    Maybe I'm wrong (GP, tell me if I am) but I'm pretty sure inflictions is a word. It's the noun version of the word 'inflict'.

    in·flic·tion [in-flik-shuhn]
    noun
    1.
    the act of inflicting.
    2.
    something inflicted, as punishment or suffering.

    And yes, you were correct, Gothitelle with Shadow Tag can only be male. Changed that.
    Thank you for the AM check. :)
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    I don't know if this matters much, but, "infliction" is a word, "inflictions" is not. If it doesn't matter, than I apologize and ignore those changes. If it does, then implement those changes.
    Sorry for any hassle this may have caused/further cause.
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    Nono, it's no hassle, just a slight misunderstanding. Nonetheless, I'll make the change whether it's right or wrong, as it isn't that big of a deal for either side.
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    [Overview]

    <p>One glance at Accelgor would give you the impression that it's nothing better than a mediocre Pokemon at best.. awkward structure Its defenses are quite saddeninglow, so the chances of it taksurviving a powerful attack are lowsmall. can take one; can't survive it With the usage of what's rising? Custap Berry leads rising in OU, Accelgor finds it very difficult to be noticed. Also, compared to other Spikes users, Accelgor lacks both Stealth Rock and Taunt, which makes it seem like Accelgor is a lackluster choice as a lead.</p>

    <p>However, Accelgor has a certain niche as a suicide Spikes lead that allows it to make its mark in OU. Accelgor's outstanding base 145 Speed allows it to outspeed every Pokemon in OU, making the process of Spikes-stacking much easier. Its offenses, while not the greatest, are decent enough to make use of it. Unlike other suicide Spikes leads, such as Skarmory and Forretress, Accelgor has no problem at all against Starmie, whomich it outspeeds and OHKOes. Accelgor also can 2HKO Forretress and Donphan, two spinners that Forretress and Skarmory can't single-handedly defeat. Furthermore, due to its godlike Speed, no Pokemon other than Prankster users can prevent Accelgor from setting up at least one layer of Spikes, unlike Forretress and Skarmory, which can both easily be outsped and rendered useless by Taunt. Accelgor also can fares well against the two common Natu users of Magic Bounce Pokemon, Espeon and Xatu. Finally, what Accelgor has over Froslass is the ability to deal with Starmie more effeiciently and the move Final Gambit, which enables Accelgor to dent or KO a Pokemon of its choice when at full HP. While Accelgor mayight look like it is majorly outclassed in theis metagame, it can pull off its specific niche of Spikes-stacking very well, and if used properly, Accelgor will not disappoint.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spikes
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Final Gambit
    move 4: Focus Blast / Yawn
    item: Focus Sash
    ability: Unburden
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 88 HP / 232 SpA / 188 Spe
    ivs: 0 Atk

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor is best -suited as a suicide Spikes lead in the OU environmetagament. With its blazing Speed and decent Special Attack, Accelgor can guarantee at least one layer of Spikes on the opposing team's field. Accelgor's formidable c carries moverage againsts that threaten Rapid Spin users, such as Starmie, allowing it to fare againget past them offensively. What makes Accelgor an interesting Spikes user is its ability to deal with Magic Bounce users thanks to Bug Buzz. Accelgor also can prevent spinners from removing Spikes from the field thanks to Final Gambit while also disruppreventing opposing leads from fulfilling their roles.</p>

    <p>Spikes is the focus of this set, as it aids offensive teammates in KOing their targets and punishing switches. Accelgor doesn't have to worry about the likes of Xatu orand Espeon bouncing back its entry hazards withdue to its STAB Bug Buzz, as they are severely dented by it. Final Gambit is a great last -(hyphen)resort move to turn to when you want to prevent the opponent from using Rapid Spin against you, stop most setup sweepers from proceeding any further, or providinge a free switch into yourone of Accelgor's teammates. Focus Blast provides a powerful coverage to Accelgormove, hitting Rock- and Steel-types for super effective damage. Yawn, on the other hand, helps force switches, racking up Spikes damage. It is the only way that Accelgor has to prevent setup if it doesn't want to sacrifice itself, and also allows it to force out spinners that it can't beat, such as Tentacreul and specially defensive Forretress. Yawn also helps in dealing with Substitute users.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The 188 Speed EVs allow Accelgor to outspeed Alakazam and Dugtrio, two of the fastest Pokemon in OU. The given HP EVs raise Accelgor's HP stat to 323, allowing it to OHKO Keldeo, Terrakion, and Dragonite with Final Gambit at full HP, andwhile the rest are poured into Special Attack fto give Accelgor a decent offensive presensce. A Modest nature allows Accelgor to 2HKO Xatu viawith Bug Buzz and 2HKO Terrakion with Focus Blast. Having Focus Sash equipped on Accelgor is mandatory, as it guarantees at least one layer of Spikes to be placed against the opponent. It pairs well with Accelgor's ability, Unburden, which doublinges its Speed when the Focus Sash breaks, allowing one more courseAccelgor to pull off actione from Accelgore ato tacke place. A 0 IVs in Attack minimizes confusion recoil against Accelgor.</p>

    <p>Lum Berry is a valid option, as it can heal any statuses Accelgor mayight get, specifically from Pokemon such as Breloom orand Amoonguss. Hidden Power Ice, Fire, orand Rock,(RC) can be used to check Dragon-types, Forretress, orand Gyarados, respectively. Timid is an alternative nature for Accelgor, letting it outspeed Jolteon, +1 Gyarados, and +1 Dragonite. If a Timid nature is used, an EV spread of 120 HP / 252 SpA / 136 Spe EV spread is recommended;: (colon) maximum investment is placed into Special Attack to allowso that Accelgor has a 70% chance to 2HKO Xatu with Bug Buzz. The rest is thrown into HP to increase Final Gambit's power. 208 Speed EVs paired with Timid allow youAccelgor to outspeed +2 Jolly Crustle, don't use you to refer to a Pokemon! but in most cases, Crustle is too much of an obscure of a threat to bother with additional Speed EVs to specifically to check it.</p>

    <p>This variant of Accelgor is oftentimes used on hyper -(hyphen)offensive teams due to the offensive pressure it provides with Spikes. For example, Terrakion and Latios are good partners for Accelgor because they are sweepers who benefit from having Spikes up thanks to the excess damage it provides. consider rewording this: the end particularly sounds redundant A spinblocker is also a good ally, as it can prevent a Rapid Spin user from removing Accelgor's Spikes. Gengar is a great offensive spinblocker and fits well on hyper -(hyphen)offensive teams. Gothitelle in particular is a great partner to Accelgor;, (AC) as he can defeat Tentacruel, one of the only spinners Accelgor can't defeat due to its bulk and resistance to Bug Buzz.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Accelgor's movepool is strictextremely limited, so it has very little to offer outside of a Spikes lead. However, Accelgor can make good use of its Hydration ability to good use. In rain, Accelgor would be able to heal off any damage with Rest, and Hydration would get rid of any statuses, increasing its lifespan. It also does well against offensively -(hyphen)weak walls, such as the specially defensive variant of Jirachi. However, its lacking bulk doesn't allow it the time to actually last long enough in a match. Accelgor set with a Life Orb and U-turn is a viable option, as it turns Accelgor into a late-game sweeper and doesn't require any setup while displaying versatility in move selection. Recover is an interesting option to use;, (RC) healing Accelgor when necessary,(RC) and pairing well with Final Gambit. RecoveAccelgor doesn't have a place in Accelgor's moveslotoften find time to be truly effectiuse Recover, however. Finally, Baton Pass can be utilized to pass Agility boosts to slower teammates.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Accelgor's pitiful defenses allow it to be easily defeated at a quickened pace. Powerful priority attackers, such as Scizor, can easily 2HKO Accelgor before it can retaliate. It often finds itself as a setup bait for many Pokemon wielding Substitute, asince they can bypasslock Final Gambit. However, Accelgor can get past them if it carries Yawn. Choice Band Tyranitar can OHKO Accelgor through theits Focus Sash thanks to the damage from Ssandstorm. Tentacruel can freely use Rapid Spin against Accelgor if it doesn't have Yawn. Sableye deserves a mention as well, whichas it hard counters Accelgor with a priority Taunt thanks to Prankster. Choice Scarf users that have access to strong attacks, such as Garchomp and Thundurus-T, can quickly bring Accelgor down before it can truly strike back; however, they can only manage to 2HKO Accelgor due to its Focus Sash, so one layer of Spikes is almost always bound to be set. Overall, it's not difficult to take Accelgor down; any super effective or freasionably powerful attack can bring Accelgor down to its Focus Sash,(RC) or outright defeatkill it.</p>

    Biggest issue I saw:

    - Word usage: Some of the words you picked don't actually mean the things they were used for. I'll give you a couple examples:
    It's very likely to "take" a powerful attack, but it's unlikely to "survive" it.
    Environment implies nature, which OU is certainly not! I suppose this is debatable, but it is not a good word in this sentence.
    "Feasibly" means that it's possible and logical to do something. A word like "reasonably" or "decently" conveys the message you are trying to get across.

    There's also a couple things that should always be avoided. First off, "may" is a very vague word. Generally, it should be changed to either "might" or "can" for a more definite meaning. The word "since" implies the passage of time, so "as" should almost always be used in its place. There were also many places where your sentence structure was just plain wrong. Most of those sections have comments next to them, so feel free to check those out.
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    Thank you, Jukain. I'll make sure to avoid those mistakes for next time. Implemented the check.
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    <p>One glance at Accelgor would give you the impression that it's nothing better than a mediocre Pokemon. Its defenses are quite low, so the chances of it surviving a powerful attack are small. With the usage of Custap Berry leads rising in OU, Accelgor finds it very difficult to be noticed. Also, compared to other Spikes users, Accelgor lacks both Stealth Rock and Taunt, which may makes it seem like Accelgor is a lackluster choice as a lead.</p>

    <p>However, Accelgor has a certain niche as a suicide Spikes lead that allows it to make its mark in OU. Accelgor's outstanding base 145 Speed allows it to outspeed every Pokemon in OU, making the process of Spikes-stacking much easier. Its offenses, while not the greatest, are decent enough to make use of. Unlike other suicide Spikes leads, such as Skarmory and Forretress, Accelgor has no problem at all against Starmie, which it outspeeds and OHKOes. In addition, Accelgor also can 2HKO Forretress and Donphan, two spinners that Forretress and Skarmory can't can not singlehandedly defeat. Furthermore, due to its godlike Speed, no Pokemon other than Prankster users can prevent Accelgor from setting up at least one layer of Spikes, unlike Forretress and Skarmory, which can both easily be outsped and rendered useless by Taunt. Accelgor also fares well against the two common users of Magic Bounce, Espeon and Xatu. Finally, what Accelgor has over Froslass is the ability to deal with Starmie more efficiently and the move Final Gambit, which enables Accelgor to dent or KO a Pokemon of its choice when at full HP. While Accelgor might look like its majorly outclassed in this metagame, it can pull off its specific niche of Spikes-stacking very well, and if used properly will not disappoint.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spikes
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Final Gambit
    move 4: Focus Blast / Yawn
    item: Focus Sash
    ability: Unburden
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 88 HP / 232 SpA / 188 Spe
    ivs: 0 Atk

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor is best suited as a suicide Spikes lead in the OU metagame. With its blazing Speed and decent Special Attack, Accelgor can guarantee at least one layer of Spikes on the opposing team's field. Accelgor carries moves that threaten Rapid Spin users, such as Starmie, allowing it to get past them offensively. What makes Accelgor an interesting Spikes user is its ability to deal with Magic Bounce users thanks to Bug Buzz. Accelgor also can prevent spinners from removing Spikes from the field thanks to Final Gambit while also preventing opposing leads from fulfilling their own roles.</p>

    <p>Spikes is the focus of this set, as it aids offensive teammates in KOing their targets and punishing switches. Accelgor doesn't have to worry about the likes of Xatu and Espeon bouncing back its entry hazards due to its STAB Bug Buzz, as they are severely dented by it. Final Gambit is a great last-resort move to turn to when you want to prevent the opponent from using Rapid Spin against you, stop most setup sweepers from proceeding any further, or provide a free switch into one of Accelgor's teammates. Focus Blast provides a powerful coverage move, hitting Rock- and Steel-types for super effective damage. Yawn, on the other hand, helps force switches, racking up Spikes damage. It is the only way that Accelgor has to prevent setup if it doesn't want to sacrifice itself, and also allows it to force out spinners that it can't beat, such as Tentacruel and specially defensive Forretress. Yawn also helps in dealing with Substitute users.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The 188 Speed EVs allow Accelgor to outspeed Alakazam and Dugtrio, two of the fastest Pokemon in OU. The given HP EVs raise Accelgor's HP stat to 323, allowing it to OHKO Keldeo, Terrakion, and Dragonite with Final Gambit at full HP, while the rest are poured into Special Attack to give Accelgor a decent offensive presence. A Modest nature allows Accelgor to 2HKO Xatu via Bug Buzz and 2HKO Terrakion with Focus Blast. Having Focus Sash equipped on Accelgor is mandatory, as it guarantees at least one layer of Spikes. It pairs well with Accelgor's ability, Unburden, which doubles its Speed when the Focus Sash breaks, allowing Accelgor to pull off one more attack. A 0 IV in Attack minimizes confusion recoil.</p>

    <p>Lum Berry is a valid option, as it can heal any statuses Accelgor might be inflicted with get, specifically from Pokemon such as Breloom and Amoonguss. Hidden Power Ice, Fire, and Rock can be used to check Dragon-types, Forretress, and Gyarados, respectively. Timid is an alternative nature for Accelgor, letting it outspeed Jolteon, +1 Gyarados, and +1 Dragonite. If a Timid nature is used, an EV spread of 120 HP / 252 SpA / 136 Spe EV is recommended: maximum investment is placed into Special Attack so that Accelgor has a 70% chance to 2HKO Xatu with Bug Buzz. The rest is thrown into HP to increase Final Gambit's power. 208 Speed EVs paired with Timid allow Accelgor to outspeed +2 Jolly Crustle, but in most cases, Crustle is too bscure obscure of a threat to bother with additional Speed EVs specifically to check it.</p>

    <p>This variant of Accelgor is oftentimes used on hyper-offensive teams due to the offensive pressure it provides with Spikes. For example, Terrakion and Latios are good partners for Accelgor because they benefit from having entry hazards up to aid their sweeping. A spinblocker is also a good ally, as it can prevent a Rapid Spin user from removing Accelgor's Spikes. Gengar is a great offensive spinblocker and fits well on hyper-offensive teams. Gothitelle in particular is a great partner to Accelgor, as he can defeat Tentacruel, one of the only spinners Accelgor can't defeat due to its bulk and resistance to Bug Buzz.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Accelgor's movepool is extremely limited, so it has very little to offer outside of a Spikes lead. However, Accelgor can good use of its alternative ability, Hydration. In rain, Accelgor would be able to heal off any damage with Rest, and Hydration would get rid of any statuses, increasing its lifespan. It also does well against offensively-weak walls, such as specially defensive Jirachi. However, its lacking bulk doesn't allow it the time to actually last long enough in a match. A set with a Life Orb and U-turn is a viable option, as it turns Accelgor into a late-game sweeper and doesn't require any setup while displaying versatility in move selection. Recover is an interesting option to use, healing Accelgor when necessary and pairing well with Final Gambit. However, Accelgor doesn't often have tinme to use Recover, however. Finally, Baton Pass can be utilized to pass Agility boosts to slower teammates.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Accelgor's pitiful defenses allow it to be easily defeated. Powerful priority attackers, such as Scizor, can 2HKO Accelgor before it can retaliate. It often finds itself as setup bait for many Pokemon wielding Substitute, as they can block Final Gambit. However, Accelgor can get past them if it carries Yawn. Choice Band Tyranitar can OHKO Accelgor through its Focus Sash thanks to the damage from sandstorm. Tentacruel can freely use Rapid Spin against Accelgor if it doesn't have Yawn. Sableye deserves a mention as well, as it hard counters Accelgor with a priority Taunt thanks to Prankster. Choice Scarf users that have access to strong attacks, such as Garchomp and Thundurus-T, can quickly bring Accelgor down before it can truly strike back; however, they can only manage to 2HKO Accelgor due to its Focus Sash, so one layer of Spikes is almost always bound to be set. Overall, it's not difficult to take Accelgor down; any super effective or reasonably powerful attack can bring Accelgor down to its Focus Sash or OHKO outright kill it.</p>

    That ending part is your choice, but I feel that OHKO sounds a bit better than "outright kill"
  17. Governess

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    Thank you, GCSChris, and everyone who made a AM check to this, I really appreciate it. I think it's just about ready to be GP checked officially.
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    Should be noted that Tentacruel can't freely Rapid Spin because of Final Gambit or the presence of a Ghost-type teammate, so I'm a bit confused about the Yawn and Tentacruel bit in the checks and counters. If there's no counterargument, just mention that Tentacruel is one of the few Rapid Spinners Accelgor can't threaten directly.
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    Thank you, AG. Made the change. I have no idea why I said that in the first place @-@
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    <p>One glance at Accelgor would give you the impression that it's nothing better than a mediocre Pokemon. Its defenses are quite low, so the chances of it surviving a powerful attack are small. With the usage of Custap Berry leads rising in OU, Accelgor finds it very difficult to be noticed. Also, compared to other Spikes users, Accelgor lacks both Stealth Rock and Taunt, which makes it seem like Accelgor is a lackluster choice as a lead.</p>

    <p>However, Accelgor has a certain niche as a suicide Spikes lead that allows it to make its mark in OU. Accelgor's outstanding base 145 Speed allows it to outspeed every Pokemon in OU, making the process of Spikes-stacking much easier. Its offenses, while not the greatest, are also decent enough to make use of. Unlike other suicide Spikes leads, such as Skarmory and Forretress, Accelgor has no problem at all against Starmie, which it outspeeds and OHKOes. In addition, Accelgor can 2HKO Forretress and Donphan, two spinners that Forretress and Skarmory can't single-handedly defeat. Furthermore, due to its godlike Speed, no Pokemon other than Prankster users can prevent Accelgor from setting up at least one layer of Spikes, unlike Forretress and Skarmory, which can both easily be outsped and rendered useless by Taunt. Accelgor also fares well against the two common users of Magic Bounce, Espeon and Xatu. Finally, what Accelgor has over Froslass is has the ability to deal with Starmie more efficiently and the move Final Gambit, which enables Accelgor to dent or KO a Pokemon of its choice when at full HP, separating Accelgor from Froslass. While Accelgor might look like its majorly outclassed in this metagame, it can pull off its specific niche of Spikes-stacking very well, and if used properly will not disappoint.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spikes
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Final Gambit
    move 4: Focus Blast / Yawn
    item: Focus Sash
    ability: Unburden
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 88 HP / 232 SpA / 188 Spe
    ivs: 0 Atk

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor is best suited as a suicide Spikes lead in the OU metagame. With its blazing Speed and decent Special Attack, Accelgor can guarantee at least one layer of Spikes on the opposing team's field. Accelgor also carries moves that threaten Rapid Spin users, such as Starmie, allowing it to get past them offensively. Specifically, Bug Buzz enables Accelgor to deal with Magic Bounce users. What makes Accelgor an interesting Spikes user is its ability to deal with Magic Bounce users thanks to Bug Buzz. Accelgor also can prevent spinners from removing Spikes from the field thanks to Final Gambit while also preventing opposing leads from fulfilling their own roles.</p>

    <p>Spikes is the focus of this set, as it aids offensive teammates in KOing their targets and punishing switches. Accelgor doesn't have to worry about the likes of I hate the general use of this phrase, but it's 100% pointless here as there is no other magic bounce user, lol Xatu and Espeon bouncing back its entry hazards due to its STAB Bug Buzz, as they are severely dented by it. Final Gambit is a great last-resort move to turn to when you want to prevent the opponent from using Rapid Spin against you, stop most setup sweepers from boosting proceeding any further, or provide a free switch into one of Accelgor's teammates. Focus Blast provides a powerful coverage move, hitting Rock- and Steel-types for super effective damage. Yawn, on the other hand, helps force switches, racking up Spikes damage. It is the only way that Accelgor has to prevent setup if it doesn't want to sacrifice itself, and also allows it to force out spinners that it can't beat, such as Tentacruel and specially defensive Forretress. Yawn also helps in dealing with Substitute users.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The 188 Speed EVs allow Accelgor to outspeed Alakazam and Dugtrio, two of the fastest Pokemon in OU. The given HP EVs raise Accelgor's HP stat to 323, allowing it to OHKO Keldeo, Terrakion, and Dragonite with Final Gambit at full HP, while the rest are poured into Special Attack to give Accelgor a decent offensive presence. A Modest nature allows Accelgor to 2HKO Xatu via Bug Buzz and 2HKO Terrakion with Focus Blast. Having Focus Sash equipped on Accelgor is mandatory, as it guarantees at least one layer of Spikes. It pairs well with Accelgor's ability, Unburden, which doubles its Speed when the Focus Sash breaks, allowing Accelgor to pull off one more attack. A 0 IV in Attack minimizes confusion recoil.</p>

    <p>Lum Berry is a valid option, as it can heal any status Accelgor might be inflicted with, specifically sleep from Pokemon such as Breloom and Amoonguss. Hidden Power Ice, Fire, and Rock can be used to check Dragon-types, Forretress, and Gyarados, respectively. Timid is an alternative nature for Accelgor, letting it outspeed Jolteon, +1 Gyarados, and +1 Dragonite. If a Timid nature is used, an EV spread of 120 HP / 252 SpA / 136 Spe EV is recommended: maximum investment is placed into Special Attack so that Accelgor has a 70% chance to 2HKO Xatu with Bug Buzz. The rest is thrown into HP to increase Final Gambit's power. 208 Speed EVs paired with Timid allow Accelgor to outspeed +2 Jolly Crustle, but in most cases, Crustle is too obscure of a threat to bother with additional Speed EVs specifically to check it.</p>

    <p>This variant of Accelgor is oftentimes used on hyper offense teams due to the offensive pressure it provides with Spikes. For example, Terrakion and Latios are good partners for Accelgor because they benefit from having entry hazards up to aid their sweeping. A spinblocker is also a good ally, as it can prevent a Rapid Spin user from removing Accelgor's Spikes. Gengar is a great offensive spinblocker and fits well on hyper offense teams. Gothitelle in particular is a great partner to Accelgor, as he can defeat Tentacruel, one of the only spinners Accelgor can't defeat due to its bulk and resistance to Bug Buzz.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Accelgor's movepool is extremely limited, so it has very little to offer outside of a Spikes lead. However, Accelgor can good use of its alternative ability, Hydration. In rain, Accelgor would be able to heal off any damage with Rest, and Hydration would get rid of any statuses, increasing its lifespan. It also does well against offensively weak walls, such as specially defensive Jirachi. However, its lacking bulk doesn't allow it the time to actually last long enough in a match. A set with a Life Orb and U-turn is a viable option, as it turns Accelgor into a late-game sweeper and doesn't require any setup while displaying versatility in move selection. Recover is an interesting option to use, healing Accelgor when necessary and pairing well with Final Gambit. However, Accelgor doesn't often have time to use Recover, preferring to just set up Spikes. Finally, Baton Pass can be utilized to pass Agility boosts to slower teammates.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Accelgor's pitiful defenses allow it to be easily KOed defeated I wouldn't say "defeat" because if it gets spikes up and KOed, it's done its job, which isn't really "beating" it. Powerful priority attackers, such as Scizor, can 2HKO Accelgor before it can retaliate. It often finds itself as setup bait for many Pokemon wielding Substitute, as they can block Final Gambit. However, Accelgor can get past them if it carries Yawn. Choice Band Tyranitar can OHKO Accelgor through its Focus Sash thanks to the damage from sandstorm. Tentacruel is one of the few Rapid Spin users that Accelgor can't directly threaten; however, the presence of Final Gambit prevents Tentacruel from using Rapid Spin freely. Sableye deserves a mention as well, as it hard counters Accelgor with a priority Taunt thanks to Prankster. Choice Scarf users that have access to strong attacks, such as Garchomp and Thundurus-T, can quickly bring Accelgor down before it can truly strike back; however, they can only manage to 2HKO Accelgor due to its Focus Sash, so one layer of Spikes is almost always bound to be set. Overall, it's not difficult to take Accelgor down; any super effective or reasonably powerful attack can bring Accelgor down to its Focus Sash or outright kill it.</p>


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    Thank you, Gato. Implemented all the changes; only needs one more check.
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    <p>One glance at Accelgor would give you the impression that it's nothing better than a mediocre Pokemon. Its defenses are quite low, so the chances of it surviving a powerful attack are small. With the usage of Custap Berry leads rising in OU, Accelgor finds it very difficult to be noticed. Also, comparedlow, making it hard to stand out among many bulkier leads in OU. Even if is bulkier than some, that is often a moot point due to other Spikes users rising use of Custap Berry leads. Additionaly, Accelgor's lacks both of Stealth Rock and Taunt, which makes it seem like Accelgor is a lackluster choice as a/ or Taunt makes it even harder for Accelgor to look like an appealing lead.</p>

    <p>However, Accelgor has a certain niche as a suicide Spikes lead that allows it to make its mark in OU. Accelgor's outstanding base 145 Speed allows it to outspeed every Pokemon in OU, making the process of Spikes-stacking much easier. Its offenses, while not the greatest, are also decent enough to make use oft least give its attacks some power. Unlike other suicide Spikes leads, such as Skarmory and Forretress, Accelgor has no problem at all against Starmie, which it outspeeds and OHKOes. In addition, Accelgor can 2HKO Forretress and Donphan, two spinners that Forretress and Skarmory can't defeat single-handedly defeat. Furthermore, due to its godlike Speed, no Pokemon other than one with Prankster users can prevent Accelgor from setting up at least one layer of Spikes, unlikewhile both Forretress and Skarmory, which can both easily be outsped and rendered useless by Taunt. Accelgor also fares well against the two common users of Magic Bounce, Espeon and Xatu. Finally, Accelgor has the ability to deal with Starmie andcan make excellent use of Final Gambit, which enablesing Accelgor to dent or KO a Pokemon of its choice when at full HP, which sepearatinges it from Froslass. While Accelgor might look like it's majorly outclassed in this metagame, it can pull off itsa specific niche of Spikes-stacking very well, and if used properlyt will not disappoint if used properly.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spikes
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Final Gambit
    move 4: Focus Blast / Yawn
    item: Focus Sash
    ability: Unburden
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 88 HP / 232 SpA / 188 Spe
    ivs: 0 Atk

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor is best suited as a suicide Spikes lead in the OU metagame. With its blazing Speed and decent Special Attack, Accelgor can guarantee at least one layer of Spikes on the opposing team's field. Accelgor also carries moves that threatenattacks that can dispose of Rapid Spin users, such as Starmie, allowing it to get past them offensively. Specifically, Bug Buzz enables Accelgor to deal withs well as Magic Bounce users. Accelgor also can prevent spinners from removing Spikes from the field thanks to Final Gambit while also preventing opposing leads from fulfilling their own roles.</p>

    <p>Spikes is the focus of this set, as it aids offensive teammates in KOing their targets andwhile also punishing switches. Accelgor doesn't have to worry about Xatu and Espeon bouncing back its entry hazards due to its STAB Bug Buzz, as they are severely dented by itwhich hits them for heavy damage. Final Gambit is a great last-resort move to turn to when you want to prevent the opponent from using Rapid Spin against you, stop most setup sweepers from boosting any further, or provide a free switch into one of Accelgor's teammates. Focus Blast provides a powerful coverage move, hitting Rock- and Steel-types for super effective damage. Yawn, on the other hand, helps force switches, racking up Spikes damage. It is the only way that Accelgor has to prevent setup if it doesn't want to sacrifice itself, and also allows it to force out spinners that it can't beat, such as Tentacruel and specially defensive Forretress. Yawn also helps in dealing with Substitute users.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>188 Speed EVs allow Accelgor to outspeed Alakazam and Dugtrio, two of the fastest Pokemon in OU. The given HP EVs raise Accelgor's HP stat to 323, allowing it to OHKO Keldeo, Terrakion, and Dragonite with Final Gambit at full HP, while the rest are poured into Special Attack to give Accelgor a decent offensive presence. A Modest nature allows Accelgor to 2HKO Xatu viawith Bug Buzz and 2HKO Terrakion with Focus Blast. Having Focus Sash equipped on Accelgor is mandatory, as it guarantees at least one layer of Spikes. It pairs well with Accelgor's ability, Unburden, which doubles its Speed when the Focus Sash breaks, allowing Accelgor to pull off one more attack. A 0 IV in Attack minimizes confusion recoil.</p>

    <p>Lum Berry is a valid option, as it can heal any status Accelgor might be inflicted with, specifically sleep from Pokemon such as Breloom and Amoonguss. Hidden Power Ice, Fire, and Rock can be used to check Dragon-types, Forretress, and Gyarados, respectively. Timid is an alternative nature for Accelgor, letting it outspeed Jolteon, +1 Gyarados, and +1 Dragonite. If a Timid nature is used, an EV spread of 120 HP / 252 SpA / 136 Spe EV is recommended: maximum investment is placed into Special Attack so that Accelgor has a 70% chance to 2HKO Xatu with Bug Buzz. The rest is thrown into HP to increase Final Gambit's power. 208 Speed EVs paired with Timid allow Accelgor to outspeed +2 Jolly Crustle, but in most cases, Crustle is too obscure of a threat to bother with additional Speed EVs specifically to check it.</p>

    <p>This variant of Accelgor is oftentimes used on hyper offensive teams due to the offensive pressure it provides with Spikes. For example, Terrakion and Latios are good partners for Accelgor because they benefit from having entry hazards up to aid their sweeping. A spinblocker is also a good ally, as it can prevent a Rapid Spin user from removing Accelgor's Spikes. Gengar is a great offensive spinblocker and fits well on hyper offensive teams. Gothitelle in particular is a great partner to Accelgor, as he can defeat Tentacruel, one of the only spinners Accelgor can't defeat due to its bulk and resistance to Bug Buzz.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Accelgor's movepool is extremely limited, so it has very little to offer outside of athe role of Spikes lead. However, Accelgor can make good use of its alternative ability, Hydration. In rain, Accelgor would be able to heal off any damage with Rest, and Hydration would get rid of any statuses, increasing its lifespan. It also does well against offensively weak walls, such as specially defensive Jirachi. However, its lacking bulkwalls that don't hit very hard, such as specially defensive Jirachi. However, Accelgor's inherent flimsiness doesn't allow it the time to actually last long enough in a match. A set with a Life Orb and U-turn is a viable option, as it turns Accelgor into a late-game sweeper and doesn't require any setup while displaying versatility in move selection. Recover is an interesting option to use, healing Accelgor when necessary and pairing well with Final Gambit. However, Accelgor doesn't often have time to use Recover, preferring to just set up Spikes. Finally, Baton Pass can be utilized to pass Agility boosts to slower teammates.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Accelgor's pitiful defenses allow it to be easily KOed. Powerful priority attackers, such as Scizor, can 2HKO Accelgor before it can retaliate. It often finds itself as setup bait for many Pokemon wielding Substitute, as they can block Final Gambit. However, Accelgor can get past them if it carries Yawn. Choice Band Tyranitar can OHKO Accelgor through its Focus Sash thanks to the damage from sandstorm. Tentacruel is one of the few Rapid Spin users that Accelgor can't directly threaten; however, the presence of Final Gambit prevents Tentacruel from using Rapid Spin freely. Sableye deserves a mention as well, as it hard counters Accelgor with a priority Taunt thanks to Prankster. Choice Scarf users that have access to strong attacks, such as Garchomp and Thundurus-T, can quickly bring Accelgor down before it can truly strike back; however, they can only manage to 2HKO Accelgor due to its Focus Sash, so one layer of Spikes is almost always bound to be set. Overall, it's not difficult to take Accelgor down; any super effective or reasonably powerful attack can bring Accelgor down to its Focus Sash or outright kill it.</p>



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    [Overview]

    <p>One glance at Accelgor would give you the impression that it's nothing better than a mediocre Pokemon. Its defenses are low, making it hard to stand out among many bulkier leads in OU. Even if is bulkier than some, that is often a moot point due to the rising use of Custap Berry leads. Additionaly, Accelgor's lack of Stealth Rock and / or Taunt makes it even harder for Accelgor to look like an appealing lead.</p>

    <p>However, Accelgor has a certain niche as a suicide Spikes lead that allows it to make its mark in OU. Accelgor's outstanding base 145 Speed allows it to outspeed every Pokemon in OU, making the process of Spikes-stacking much easier. Its offenses, while not the greatest, at least give its attacks some power. Unlike other suicide Spikes leads, such as Skarmory and Forretress, Accelgor has no problem at all against Starmie, which it outspeeds and OHKOes. In addition, Accelgor can 2HKO Forretress and Donphan, two spinners that Forretress and Skarmory can't defeat single-handedly. Furthermore, due to its godlike Speed, no Pokemon other than one with Prankster can prevent Accelgor from setting up at least one layer of Spikes, while both Forretress and Skarmory can both easily be outsped and rendered useless by Taunt. Accelgor also fares well against the two common users of Magic Bounce, Espeon and Xatu. Finally, Accelgor can make excellent use of Final Gambit, enabling Accelgor to dent or KO a Pokemon of its choice when at full HP, which separates it from Froslass. While Accelgor might look like it's majorly outclassed in this metagame, it can pull off a specific niche of Spikes-stacking very well, and it will not disappoint if used properly.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spikes
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Final Gambit
    move 4: Focus Blast / Yawn
    item: Focus Sash
    ability: Unburden
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 88 HP / 232 SpA / 188 Spe
    ivs: 0 Atk

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor is best suited as a suicide Spikes lead in the OU metagame. With its blazing Speed and decent Special Attack, Accelgor can guarantee at least one layer of Spikes on the opposing team's field. Accelgor also carries attacks that can dispose of Rapid Spin users such as Starmie, as well as Magic Bounce users. Accelgor also can prevent spinners from removing Spikes from the field thanks to Final Gambit while also preventing opposing leads from fulfilling their own roles.</p>

    <p>Spikes is the focus of this set, as it aids offensive teammates in KOing their targets while also punishing switches. Accelgor doesn't have to worry about Xatu and Espeon bouncing back its entry hazards due to its STAB Bug Buzz, which hits them for heavy damage. Final Gambit is a great last-resort move to turn to when you want to prevent the opponent from using Rapid Spin against you, stop most setup sweepers from boosting any further, or provide a free switch into one of Accelgor's teammates. Focus Blast provides a powerful coverage move, hitting Rock- and Steel-types for super effective damage. Yawn, on the other hand, helps force switches, racking up Spikes damage. It is the only way that Accelgor has to prevent setup if it doesn't want to sacrifice itself, and also allows it to force out spinners that it can't beat, such as Tentacruel and specially defensive Forretress. Yawn also helps in dealing with Substitute users.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>188 Speed EVs allow Accelgor to outspeed Alakazam and Dugtrio, two of the fastest Pokemon in OU. The given HP EVs raise Accelgor's HP stat to 323, allowing it to OHKO Keldeo, Terrakion, and Dragonite with Final Gambit at full HP, while the rest are poured into Special Attack to give Accelgor a decent offensive presence. A Modest nature allows Accelgor to 2HKO Xatu with Bug Buzz and 2HKO Terrakion with Focus Blast. Having Focus Sash on Accelgor is mandatory, as it guarantees at least one layer of Spikes. It pairs well with Accelgor's ability, Unburden, which doubles its Speed when the Focus Sash breaks, allowing Accelgor to pull off one more attack. A 0 IV in Attack minimizes confusion recoil.</p>

    <p>Lum Berry is a valid option, as it can heal any status Accelgor might be inflicted with, specifically sleep from Pokemon such as Breloom and Amoonguss. Hidden Power Ice, Fire, and Rock can be used to check Dragon-types, Forretress, and Gyarados, respectively. Timid is an alternative nature for Accelgor, letting it outspeed Jolteon, +1 Gyarados, and +1 Dragonite. If a Timid nature is used, an EV spread of 120 HP / 252 SpA / 136 Spe EV is recommended: maximum investment is placed into Special Attack so that Accelgor has a 70% chance to 2HKO Xatu with Bug Buzz. The rest is thrown into HP to increase Final Gambit's power. 208 Speed EVs paired with Timid allow Accelgor to outspeed +2 Jolly Crustle, but in most cases, Crustle is too obscure of a threat to bother with additional Speed EVs specifically to check it.</p>

    <p>This variant of Accelgor is often used on hyper offensive teams due to the offensive pressure it provides with Spikes. For example, Terrakion and Latios are good partners for Accelgor because they benefit from having entry hazards up to aid their sweeping. A spinblocker is also a good ally, as it can prevent a Rapid Spin user from removing Accelgor's Spikes. Gengar is a great offensive spinblocker and fits well on hyper offensive teams. Gothitelle in particular is a great partner to Accelgor, as he can defeat Tentacruel, one of the only spinners Accelgor can't defeat due to its bulk and resistance to Bug Buzz.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Accelgor's movepool is extremely limited, so it has very little to offer outside of the role of Spikes lead. However, Accelgor can make good use of its alternative ability, Hydration. In rain, Accelgor would be able to heal off any damage with Rest, and Hydration would get rid of any statuses, increasing its lifespan. It also does well against walls that don't hit very hard, such as specially defensive Jirachi. However, Accelgor's inherent flimsiness doesn't allow it the time to actually last long enough in a match. A set with a Life Orb and U-turn is a viable option, as it turns Accelgor into a late-game sweeper and doesn't require any setup while displaying versatility in move selection. Recover is an interesting option to use, healing Accelgor when necessary and pairing well with Final Gambit. However, Accelgor doesn't often have time to use Recover, preferring to just set up Spikes. Finally, Baton Pass can be utilized to pass Agility boosts to slower teammates.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Accelgor's pitiful defenses allow it to be easily KOed. Powerful priority attackers, such as Scizor, can 2HKO Accelgor before it can retaliate. It often finds itself as setup bait for many Pokemon wielding Substitute, as they can block Final Gambit. However, Accelgor can get past them if it carries Yawn. Choice Band Tyranitar can OHKO Accelgor through its Focus Sash thanks to the damage from sandstorm. Tentacruel is one of the few Rapid Spin users that Accelgor can't directly threaten; however, the presence of Final Gambit prevents Tentacruel from using Rapid Spin freely. Sableye deserves a mention as well, as it hard counters Accelgor with a priority Taunt thanks to Prankster. Choice Scarf users that have access to strong attacks, such as Garchomp and Thundurus-T, can quickly bring Accelgor down before it can truly strike back; however, they can only manage to 2HKO Accelgor due to its Focus Sash, so one layer of Spikes is almost always bound to be set. Overall, it's not difficult to take Accelgor down; any super effective or reasonably powerful attack can bring Accelgor down to its Focus Sash or outright kill it.</p>


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