http://veekun.com/dex/pokemon/azelf Azelf STATUS: finished and updating with dual screens [OVERVIEW] Azelf is a fast,frail,suicide lead,that can reliably set up Stealth Rock. it also has good dual base 125 attack stats. Priority can defeat, Azelf as it is very frail. [SET] name: Lead move 1: Stealth Rock move 2: Taunt move 3: U-Turn / Fire Blast / Psychic move 4 :U-Turn / Fire Blast / Psycic item: Focus Sash nature: Timid evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Set Description Azelf is a fast user of Stealth Rock and with a Focus Sash can always get it up reliably. Taunt helps Azelf stop slower leads like Hippodown and Heatran from setting up Stealth Rock. U-Turn is Azelf's best option as it can be used for Scouting and escaping Shadow Tag Fire Blast is used for Scizor and Doryuzzu Psychic is Azelf's best STAB move but has bad coverage and let's Tyranitar switch in. Additional Comments Azelf can use the Trick and Choice Scarf strategy to force Switches,cripple Walls and help sweepers set up. Explosion can be used although it's power has been halved. You can run max Attk over SAttk to power up U-Turn. Teammates & Counters Good Team Mates are Pokemon like Mothra that appreciate the opponent having Stealth Rock and it not having it. Pursuiter's can switch in and hit Azelf with a powerful hit and trap it. Tyranitar also has Sandstorm to cancel out the Focus Sash Voltros and other Mischevious Heart users can use Priority Taunt preventing Azelf's main purpose. [SET] name: Nasty Plot move 1: Nasty Plot move 2: Psycho Shock / Psychic move 3: Fire Blast move 4: Grass Knot / HP Fighting item: Life Orb nature: Timid evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Set Description Azelf has a great Special Attack stat and Nasty Plot allows Azelf to abuse it. Psychic is Azlef's main attack scoring a 1HKO on Blissey and Snorlax Fire Blast is for Scizor,Doryuzzu and other Steels who resist Psychic Grass Knot helps Azelf beat Bulky Water Types and Tyranitar. HP Fighting allows Azelf to beat Dark types and Heatran. Additional Comments Azelf can use Leftovers to survive for longer, although it misses out on some KO's, especially Tyranitar. As a compromise between a Life Orb and Leftovers you can use Expert Belt. Teammates and Counters Roobushin us a good partner, as it can beat Blissey,Snorlax,Heatran and Tyranitar. Pursuiter's can switch in and hit Azelf with a powerful hit and trap it. Heatan resists most of these moves and can use a STAB Fire Blast [SET] name: Dual Screens move 1: Reflect move 2: Light Screen move 3: Taunt move 4: Stealth Rock / U-turn item: Light Clay nature: Jolly evs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Set Description Azelf can quickly set up Dual Screens against many slow threats, preventing sweeps. It also can help your team set up frail sweepers such as Blaziken Taunt can prevent Set Up Additional Comments If you already have Stealth Rock, you can use U-Turn. Focus Sash means you can take a hit. Teammates and Counters See lead. Brick Break destroys the screens. [Team Options] A Fighting type like Roopushin is good partner as it can eliminate Tyranitar, Heatran and Blissey. Stealth Rock weak Pokémon are good partners as Azelf prevents stealth rock and can set it up, helping them score important KO’s Things that can take hits From Priority users and faster Pokémon like Doryuzzu are great as Azelf is weak to these 2 things. [Optional Changes] You can abuse Azelf’s high Special Attack and Speed and run a Choice Specs set. You can also use its high Attack and run a Choice Band set [Counters] Snorlax and Blissey take low damage except Psycho Shock from Azelf's attacks and can end it's sweep. Heatan resists all it's moves except for Hidden Power and can kill Azelf with a STAB Fire Blast. Tytanitar and Pursuiter's can come in on a Psychic and can trap azelf as it tries to escape. Voltros and other Mischevious Heart users can use Priority Taunt to prevent Stealth Rock Anything with Priority can beat Azelfs Frail Defense's. [Dream World] Azelf does not have a Dream World ability.