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Alomomola [QC 3/3] [GP 2/2]

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Ace Emerald, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Ace Emerald

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    Alomomola

    [Overview]
    <p>UU is filled with bulky Water-types, all fighting for the same spot on a team. Alomomola must compete with many others for that spot and does its best to differentiate itself. Its offensive stats are lower than those of many other bulky Water-types, and it lacks coverage moves many enjoy. However, it offers a service to teams that no other Water-type in the UU metagame can; Wish passing. Alomomola's gargantuan Wishes restore a lot of health for many Pokemon, which makes it a good team supporter. Aside from Wish passing, Alomomola has Regenerator, a great ability that it shares with Slowbro. Alomomola's lack of a Psychic typing is a mixed blessing; it trades a useful Fighting resistance for a neutrality to U-turn, Pursuit, and of course, Heracross's Megahorn. Alomomola actually has the best overall physical bulk of all bulky Water-types in the UU metagame, which it can take advantage of with Wish and Regenerator. Overall, while it may not have the offensive presence of other bulky Water-types, it has a unique and useful niche in the UU metagame.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Wish Support
    move 1: Wish
    move 2: Protect
    move 3: Toxic
    move 4: Scald
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>The goal of this set is to provide your team with healing via Wish, as well as security against many physical attackers. Alomomola can reliably switch into almost any physical attacker that lacks a boosting move, including Choice Scarf Heracross, Weavile without Swords Dance, Darmanitan, Victini, and even Choice Band Flygon. Once in, Alomomola can use Wish then switch out, healing itself with Regenerator and a teammate with Wish. Staying in for too long is dangerous, as Alomomola can easily become setup bait due to its weak offenses. Wish is the crux of the set. Its gargantuan health boosts can keep teammates healthy and are a great boon for balance or semi-stall teams. Protect allows Alomomola to scout the opponent's moves, grab a Wish without taking two hits, and stall out Toxic or burn damage. Toxic helps Alomomola stall the many physical attackers it walls and weakens the opponent's team if it hits a potential attacker, such as Raikou or Zapdos, on the switch. Scald, though it comes off Alomomola's weaker attacking stat, prevents it from being complete setup bait for physical setup sweepers.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>Alomomola's typing and stats favor physical defense, so that is maximized in order to wall physical attackers. Leftovers provides great passive recovery when combined with Regenerator and Protect and is easily the best item for the set. Snorlax is a great partner because it can take any special attack and has the ability to phaze with Whirlwind, which Alomomola lacks. Umbreon and Roserade are also great partners as they both have great Special Defense as well. Umbreon has higher Special Defense, but Roserade offers resistances to both Alomomola's weaknesses, namely Electric- and Grass-type attacks. Roserade can also set up Spikes, which complements Alomomola's ability to force out physical attackers as they will repeatedly take passive damage. Both can clear status conditions, which Alomomola greatly appreciates as Toxic and burn both reduce its longevity.</p>

    [Other Options]
    <p>Alomomola has a few other useful moves, but they are all hard to fit on a set. Light Screen can patch up its low Special Defense and provide more team support. Refresh can clear pesky status and make Alomomola less reliant on a teammate to do the job. Soak is a gimmicky move that can weaken Pokemon by removing STAB, and opens Steel- and Poison-types to Toxic. Healing Wish can fully heal a Pokemon by sacrificing Alomomola, but it is generally inferior to just Wish passing.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    <p>Roserade resists Scald, is immune to Toxic, threatens super effective STAB Grass moves, and can set up Spikes on Alomomola. Shaymin also resists Alomomola's STAB, shakes off Toxic with Natural Cure, and can start spamming Seed Flare. Scald does little to Raikou, so it can come in and try to either set up on Alomomola or start attacking without a boost. Zapdos also can come in easily and start throwing around powerful STAB Thunderbolts, but it and Raikou must be wary of switching in on Toxic or a Scald burn. Swords Dance Heracross utilizes Guts to make Toxic a blessing and can boost to get past Alomomola's massive bulk. Crobat is immune to Toxic and can use Taunt, Brave Bird, and Roost to stop Alomomola's attempts at stall. Almost any setup sweeper can use Alomomola as a chance to set up a sweep, as it has very little offensive presence.</p>
  2. kokoloko

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    I need to run some calcs to see if this thing can go with 4/252+/252 while still walling Darmanitan / Victini, cause that spread is a lot more efficient (although it does pass smaller Wishes).

    Anyway I want you to really emphasize how this thing should /not/ be staying in for long. Ever. What you want to do is get in on something that cant touch you, throw up a Wish, then let something else take that Wish as you heal with Regenerator. That's this thing's only niche over Slowbro.

    On a similar note, the C&C section should be more dedicated to saying how Alomomola is complete setup bait for like... anything because its so incredibly weak. Otherwise you'll end up listing like every mon in existence that isn't a Fire-type lol.

    Scald and -Atk nature > Waterfall and -SpA nature, btw, because this way shit will actually think twice about setting up on you.
  3. Ace Emerald

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    The max/max spread is very inefficient with EVs, but what Special attacks is this thing trying to take? Mienshao's Grass Knot already doesn't 2HKO, LO Chandelure still has a 2HKO with Shadow Ball, Scarf still has it with Energy Ball. Not a huge deal, just wondering. Made the changes about switching out, and set up sweepers. I left SD Heracross in because of Guts, and the fact Alomomola is a good switch to Scarf means SD is something to watch for. One last question: do I run Toxic + Scald, or something like Refresh over Toxic or what?
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    Well I was thinking it could be used to check things like Nidoking and such, but yeah it'll never beat even Nidoking so nvm, keep 252/252+ Bold. And yes, Scald + Toxic. Don't mention Aqua Jet btw, its never good on this thing. Ever.

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    Changes implemented.
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    QC Approved 2/3
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  8. Ace Emerald

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    I'll get it into prose for GP shortly.
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    GP check. Good job on writing this! Only two real comments: Umbreon>Umberon and you don't want to use commas to separate the two parts of a compound verb clause.
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    [Overview]
    <p>UU is filled with bulky Water-types, all fighting for the same spot on a team. Alomomola must compete with many others for that spot, (remove comma) and does its best to differentiate itself. It's (remove apostrophe) offensive stats are lower than those of many other bulky Water-types, and it lacks coverage moves many the others enjoy. However, it offers a service to teams that no other Water-type in the UU metagame can; (change to colon) Wish passing. Alomomola's gargantuan Wishes restore a lot of health to for many Pokemon, which makes it a good team supporter. Aside from Wish passing, Alomomola has Regenerator, a great ability that it shares with Slowbro. Alomomola's lack of Psychic typing is a mixed blessing; it trades a useful Fighting resistance for a neutrality to U-turn, Pursuit, and of course, Heracross's Megahorn. Alomomola actually has the best overall physical bulk of all bulky Water-types in the UU metagame, which it can abuse take advantage of with Wish and Regenerator. Overall, while it may not have the offensive presence of other bulky Water-types, it has a unique and useful niche in the UU metagame.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Wish Support
    move 1: Wish
    move 2: Protect
    move 3: Toxic
    move 4: Scald
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>The goal of the this set is to provide your team with healing via Wish, as well as block blocking many physical attackers. Alomomola can reliably switch into almost any physical attacker that lacks a boosting move, like including Choice Scarf Heracross, Weavile without Swords Dance, Darmanitan, Victini, and even Choice Band Flygon. Once in, Alomomola can use Wish, (remove comma) then switch out, healing itself with Regenerator and a teammate with Wish. Staying in for too long can be is dangerous, as Alomomola can easily become set up bait with it's (remove apostrophe) weak attacks. Wish is the crux of the set. The Its gargantuan health boosts can keep teammates healthy, (remove comma) and are a great boon for balance or semi-stall teams. Protect allows Alomomola to scout the opponent's moves, grab a Wish without taking two hits, and stall for Toxic or Burn turns. Toxic helps stall the many physical attacks it walls, (remove comma) and weakens the opponent's team if it hits a potential attacker like Raikou or Zapdos on the switch. Scald, though it comes off Alomomola's weaker attacking stat, prevents it from being complete set up setup bait for physical set up sweepers.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>Alomomola's typing and stats favor physical defense, so it is maximized in order to wall physical attackers. Leftovers provides great passive recovery when combined with Regenerator and Protect, (remove comma) and is easily the best item for the set. Snorlax is a great partner because it can take any Special (make lowercase) attack and has the ability to pHaze (make lowercase) with Whirlwind, which Alomomola lacks. Umberon Umbreon and Roserade are also great partners as they / also work well with Alomomola as they both have great Special Defense as well. Umberon Umbreon has higher Special Defense, but Roserade offers resistances to both Electric- and Grass-type attacks, Alomomola's weaknesses. Roserade can also set Spikes, which makes Alomomola's ability to force physical attackers out much more dangerous as the Pokemon they will repeatedly take passive damage. Both can clear status conditions, which Alomomola greatly appreciates as a Toxic or Burn can negate some of will hinder its passive recovery.</p>

    [Other Options]
    <p>Alomomola has a few other useful moves, but it is hard to fit any on a set. Light Screen can patch up its low Special Defense, (remove comma) and provide more team support. Refresh can clear pesky status, (remove comma) and make Alomomola rely less on a teammate for the job. Soak is a gimmicky move that can weaken Pokemon by removing STAB, (remove comma) and opens Steel and Poison types Steel- and Poison-types to Toxic. Healing Wish can fully heal a Pokemon by sacrificing Alomomola, but is generally inferior to just Wish passing.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    <p>Roserade resists Scald, is immune to Toxic, threatens a super effective STAB Grass moves (remove the "a" before super effective or make "moves" singular), and can use Alomomola to set up Spikes. Shaymin also resists Alomomola's STAB, shakes off Toxic with Natural Cure, and can start spamming Seed Flares. Scald does little to Raikou, so it can come in and try to either set up on Alomomoa Alomomola, (remove comma) or start attacking without a boost. Zapdos also can come in easily, (remove comma) and can start throwing around powerful STAB Thunderbolts, but it and Raikou both must beware switching in on Toxic or a Scald burn. Swords Dance Heracross utilizes Guts to make Toxic as a blessing, (remove comma) and can boost to get past Alomomola's massive bulk. Crobat is immune to Toxic, (remove comma) and can use Taunt, Brave Bird, and Roost to break stop / block Alomomola's stall attempt attempts to stall. Almost any set up sweeper can take use Alomomola as a chance to set up a sweep, as it has very little offensive presence.</p>


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    Implemented, no idea why I couldn't spell Umbreon correctly.
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    awesomely well written, mostly just made prose fixes - do tell me if i inadvertently changed your meaning somewhere, though! anyway, again couple things to note: it's 'setup' bait / sweeper / attacker etc, 'burn' is not capitalized, and don't use 'like' when giving examples ('such as', 'for example', 'namely', 'especially', 'in particular' etc are all okay)

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    Thanks! Implemented, done!
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