Braviary (Bulk Up) [GP 2/2]

#1
taken over from django; it is qc approved and just needs to be written, which I will so asap.

original thread

django suggested in his op that this go between scarf and band on the analysis. take that as you will.

[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Brave Bird / Return
move 2: Bulk Up
move 3: Substitute
move 4: Roost
item: Leftovers
ability: Defiant
nature: Careful
evs: 252 HP / 192 SpD / 64 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>While Braviary is most often used as a wallbreaker, this set takes checks to those sets, such as Regirock, Golem, and Carracosta, and uses them as setup bait to prepare for a devastating sweep. Slower teams and stall have trouble preventing this monster from setting up as they are fear a Choice Band-boosted Brave Bird. Bulk Up is really an excellent move for Braviary, allowing it to boost its already through the roof Attack and providing a cushion to better take Rock-type attacks from the likes of Regirock. Substitute aids in this, providing a barrier from status that would otherwise be a death sentence for this set, as well as from revenge killers and priority. Braviary can simply set up a Substitute on the many slower status users that populate NU and obtain free turns of setup. However, Braviary's real ace in the hole is Roost; it removes Braviary's Rock-type weakness for a turn and therefore can be used to PP stall Rock-type attacks, allowing Braviary to set up and sweep afterwards. Lastly, Braviary is left with a choice of STAB move; no Pokemon is immune to Brave Bird, unlike Return, but it also means that Braviary will have difficulty KOing Electric-types. The recoil damage is troublesome with Substitute, but Roost at least somewhat makes up for it, and the higher power of Brave Bird makes it the superior STAB move in most cases.</p>

[ADDTIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>While it may seem unorthodox to run a specially defensive spread on an offensive behemoth, it prevents Choice Scarf-holding Electric-types, such as Rotom-S and Zebstrika, from revenge killing Braviary, as well as making it so Pokemon such as Amoonguss, Alomomola, and Tangelawill never break its Substitutes. Luckily, Braviary possesses enough HP if fully invested to make 101 HP Substitutes, which means that it can beat Seismic Toss users such as Lickilicky and Mawile. The given Speed EVs are enough to outrun Adamant Torterra, Modest Exeggutor, and Ampharos. More Speed EVs can be invested, with 80 being an option to outspeed Adamant Ramparados and some variants of Misdreavus. However, the little spirit pest usually runs a significant amount of Speed EVs, thus rendering further investment unneeded.</p>

<p>As this set destroys Rock-types, partners that struggle with them, such as Swellow, Cinccino, and Zangoose, will appreciate this set's presence. Even with Substitute, status is a huge issue, so a cleric is recommended; Vileplume, Audino, and Musharna are good choices. If Brave Bird is chosen, a Ground-type&mdash;good examples being Piloswine and Golurk&mdash;is mandatory to defeat Electric-types. Likewise, if Return is chosen, a Pursuit user, such as Skuntank, is vital to remove Ghost-types. Overall, the support required for Bulk Up Braviary to function at its best is minimal and it does well against the majority of teams, and so can be thrown onto many a team without too much thought.</p>
 
#3
Amateur GP check. Take whatever you think is useful from it. Good job on writing this up.
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[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Brave Bird / Return
move 2: Bulk Up
move 3: Substitute
move 4: Roost
item: Leftovers
ability: Defiant
nature: Careful
evs: 252 HP / 192 SpD / 64 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Whereas Braviary is most often used as a wallbreaker, this set takes checks to these those sets, such as Regirock, Golem, and Carracosta, and uses them as setup bait to prepare for a devastating sweep. Slower teams and stall have trouble preventing this monster from setting up when they are also fearing a Choice Band Brave Bird. Bulk Up is really an excellent move for Braviary, allowing it to boost its already through the roof Attack and providing a cushion to better take Rock-type attacks from the likes of Regirock. Substitute aids in this, providing a barrier from status that would otherwise be a death sentence for this set, as well as from revenge killers and priority. Braviary can simply set up a Substitute on the many slower status users in NU (or something else if that's not the right terminology) and obtain free turns of setup. However, Braviary's real ace in the hole is Roost; it removes Braviary's Rock-type weakness for a turn and therefore can be used to PP stall Rock-type attacks, proceeding allowing Braviary to set up and sweep afterwards. Lastly, Braviary is left with which STAB move it should choose; no Pokemon is immune to Brave Bird, unlike Return, but it also means that Braviary will have difficulty KOing Electric-types. The recoil damage is troublesome with Substitute, but Roost at least somewhat makes up for it, and the higher power of Brave Bird makes it the superior STAB move in most cases.</p>

[ADDTIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>While it may seem unorthodox to run a specially defensive spread on an offensive behemoth, it prevents Choice Scarf-holding Electric-types, such as Rotom-S and Zebstrika, from revenge killing Braviary, as well as making it so Amoonguss, Alomomola, Tangela, et cetera, will never break a Substitute in one hit. Luckily, Braviary possesses enough HP if fully invested to make 101 HP Substitutes, which means that it beats Seismic Toss users such as Lickilicky and Mawile. The given Speed EVs are enough to outrun Adamant Torterra, Modest Exeggutor, and Ampharos. More Speed EVs might been invested, such as 80 for Adamant Ramparados and enough for some variants of Misdreavus, though the little spirit pest runs many amounts of EVs and thus this is unwise to attempt.</p>

<p>As this set destroys Rock-types, partners that struggle with them, such as Swellow, Cinccino, and Zangoose, will love this Braviary's presence. Even with Substitute, status is a huge issue, so a cleric is recommended; Vileplume, Audino, and Musharna are good choices. If Brave Bird is chosen, a Ground-type, good examples including Piloswine and Golurk, is mandatory to defeat Electric-types. Likewise, if Return is chosen, a Pursuit user, such as Skuntank, is vital to remove Ghost-types. Overall, the support required for Bulk Up Braviary to function at its best is minimal and it does well against a great majority of teams, and so can be thrown onto many a team without too much thought.</p>
 
#4
most of check implemented, I guess I'll tell you what I didn't/did other stuff:

  • in the 5th sentence I used that populate instead of in preceding NU
  • removing from in the 1st sentence of ac

gj, I implemented everything else.

ty!!!
 
#5
[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Brave Bird / Return
move 2: Bulk Up
move 3: Substitute
move 4: Roost
item: Leftovers
ability: Defiant
nature: Careful
evs: 252 HP / 192 SpD / 64 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Whereas Braviary is most often used as a wallbreaker, this set takes checks to those sets, its usual checks&mdash;such as Regirock, Golem, and Carracosta, &mdash;and uses them as setup bait to prepare for a devastating sweep. Slower teams and stall will have trouble preventing this monster from setting up when they are also fearing aile fearing Braviary's usual Choice Band Brave Bird. Bulk Up is really an excellent move for Braviary, allowing it to boost its already through the roofgargantuan Attack and providing a cushion to better take Rock-type attacks from the likes of Regirock. Substitute aids in this, providing a barrier from status that would otherwise be a death sentence for this set, as well as fromprotecting it against revenge killers and priority. Braviary can simply set up a Substitute on the many slower status users that populate NU and obtain free turns of setup. However, Braviary's real ace in the hole is Roost; it removes Braviary's Rock-type weakness for a turn and therefore can be used to PP stall Rock-type attacks, allowing Braviary to set up and sweep afterwards. Lastly, Braviary is left with which STAB move it should choose; no Pokemon is immune to Brave Bird, unlike Return, but it also means that Braviary will have difficulty KOing Electric-types. The recoil damage is troublesome with Substitute, but Roost at least somewhat makes up for it, and the higher power of Brave Bird makes it the superior STAB move in most cases.</p>

[ADDTIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>While it may seem unorthodox to run a specially defensive spread on an offensive behemoth, it prevents Choice Scarf-holding Electric-types, such as Rotom-S and Zebstrika, from revenge killing Braviary, as well as making it sopreventing Amoonguss, Alomomola, Tangela, et cetera, will never break aand other walls from breaking its Substitute. Luckily, Braviary possesses enough HP if fully invested to make 101 HP Substitutes, which means that it beats Seismic Toss users such as Lickilicky and Mawile. The given Speed EVs are enough to outrun Adamant Torterra, Modest Exeggutor, and Ampharos. More Speed EVs might been invested, such as 80 forto beat Adamant Ramparados and enough for some variants of Misdreavus, though the little spirit pest runs many amounts ofatter runs many different Speed EVs, and thus this is unwise to attempas such it is unwise to try and beat it.</p>

<p>As this set destroys Rock-types, partners that struggle with them, such as Swellow, Cinccino, and Zangoose, will love this Braviary's presence. Even with Substitute, status is a huge issue, so a cleric is recommended; Vileplume, Audino, and Musharna are good choices. If Brave Bird is chosen, a Ground-type, good examples including Piloswine and Golurk, is mandatory to defeat Electric-types. Likewise, if Return is chosen, a Pursuit user, such as Skuntank, is vital to remove Ghost-types. Overall, the support required for Bulk Up BraviaryBulk Up Braviary does not require much support to function at its best is minimal and it does well against a great majority of teams, and so can be thrown onto many a team without too much thought.</p>

[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Brave Bird / Return
move 2: Bulk Up
move 3: Substitute
move 4: Roost
item: Leftovers
ability: Defiant
nature: Careful
evs: 252 HP / 192 SpD / 64 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Whereas Braviary is most often used as a wallbreaker, this set takes its usual checks&mdash;such as Regirock, Golem, and Carracosta&mdash;and uses them as setup bait to prepare for a devastating sweep. Slower teams and stall will have trouble preventing this monster from setting up while fearing Braviary's usual Choice Band Brave Bird. Bulk Up is an excellent move for Braviary, allowing it to boost its already gargantuan Attack and providing a cushion to better take Rock-type attacks from the likes of Regirock. Substitute aids in this, providing a barrier from status that would otherwise be a death sentence for this set, as well as protecting it against revenge killers and priority. Braviary can simply set up a Substitute on the many slower status users that populate NU and obtain free turns of setup. However, Braviary's real ace in the hole is Roost; it removes Braviary's Rock-type weakness for a turn and therefore can be used to PP stall Rock-type attacks, allowing Braviary to set up and sweep afterwards. Lastly, Braviary is left with which STAB move it should choose; no Pokemon is immune to Brave Bird, unlike Return, but it also means that Braviary will have difficulty KOing Electric-types. The recoil damage is troublesome with Substitute, but Roost at least somewhat makes up for it, and the higher power of Brave Bird makes it the superior STAB move in most cases.</p>

[ADDTIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>While it may seem unorthodox to run a specially defensive spread on an offensive behemoth, it prevents Choice Scarf-holding Electric-types, such as Rotom-S and Zebstrika, from revenge killing Braviary, as well as preventing Amoonguss, Alomomola, Tangela, and other walls from breaking its Substitute. Luckily, Braviary possesses enough HP if fully invested to make 101 HP Substitutes, which means that it beats Seismic Toss users such as Lickilicky and Mawile. The given Speed EVs are enough to outrun Adamant Torterra, Modest Exeggutor, and Ampharos. More Speed EVs might been invested, such as 80 to beat Adamant Ramparados and enough for some variants of Misdreavus, though the latter runs many different Speed EVs, and as such it is unwise to try and beat it.</p>

<p>As this set destroys Rock-types, partners that struggle with them, such as Swellow, Cinccino, and Zangoose, will love this Braviary's presence. Even with Substitute, status is a huge issue, so a cleric is recommended; Vileplume, Audino, and Musharna are good choices. If Brave Bird is chosen, a Ground-type, good examples including Piloswine and Golurk, is mandatory to defeat Electric-types. Likewise, if Return is chosen, a Pursuit user, such as Skuntank, is vital to remove Ghost-types. Overall, Bulk Up Braviary does not require much support to function at its best and it does well against a great majority of teams, and so can be thrown onto many a team without too much thought.</p>

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[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Brave Bird / Return
move 2: Bulk Up
move 3: Substitute
move 4: Roost
item: Leftovers
ability: Defiant
nature: Careful
evs: 252 HP / 192 SpD / 64 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Whereas While Braviary is most often used as a wallbreaker, this set takes checks to those sets, such as Regirock, Golem, and Carracosta, and uses them as setup bait to prepare for a devastating sweep. Slower teams and stall have trouble preventing this monster from setting up when they are also fearing a Choice Band Brave Bird. Bulk Up is really an excellent move for Braviary, allowing it to boost its already through the roof Attack and providing a cushion to better take Rock-type attacks from the likes of Regirock. Substitute aids in this, providing a barrier from status that would otherwise be a death sentence for this set, as well as from revenge killers and priority. Braviary can simply set up a Substitute on the many slower status users that populate NU and obtain free turns of setup. However, Braviary's real ace in the hole is Roost; it removes Braviary's Rock-type weakness for a turn and therefore can be used to PP stall Rock-type attacks, allowing Braviary to set up and sweep afterwards. Lastly, Braviary is left with which STAB move it should choose a choice of STAB move; no Pokemon is immune to Brave Bird, unlike Return, but it also means that Braviary will have difficulty KOing Electric-types. The recoil damage is troublesome with Substitute, but Roost at least somewhat makes up for it, and the higher power of Brave Bird makes it the superior STAB move in most cases.</p>

[ADDTIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>While it may seem unorthodox to run a specially defensive spread on an offensive behemoth, it prevents Choice Scarf-holding Electric-types, such as Rotom-S and Zebstrika, from revenge killing Braviary, as well as making it so Pokemon such as Amoonguss, Alomomola, and Tangela, et cetera, will never break a Substitute. Luckily, Braviary possesses enough HP if fully invested to make 101 HP Substitutes, which means that it beats Seismic Toss users such as Lickilicky and Mawile. The given Speed EVs are enough to outrun Adamant Torterra, Modest Exeggutor, and Ampharos. More Speed EVs might been can be invested, such as with 80 for being an option to outspeed Adamant Ramparados and enough for some variants of Misdreavus, though the little spirit pest usually runs many amounts of Speed EVs and thus this is unwise to attempt.</p>

<p>As this set destroys Rock-types, partners that struggle with them, such as Swellow, Cinccino, and Zangoose, will love this Braviary's presence. Even with Substitute, status is a huge issue, so a cleric is recommended; Vileplume, Audino, and Musharna are good choices. If Brave Bird is chosen, a Ground-type,&mdash;good examples including being Piloswine and Golurk,&mdash;is mandatory to defeat Electric-types. Likewise, if Return is chosen, a Pursuit user, such as Skuntank, is vital to remove Ghost-types. Overall, the support required for Bulk Up Braviary to function at its best is minimal and it does well against a great majority of teams, and so can be thrown onto many a team without too much thought.</p>
 

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[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Brave Bird / Return
move 2: Bulk Up
move 3: Substitute
move 4: Roost
item: Leftovers
ability: Defiant
nature: Careful
evs: 252 HP / 192 SpD / 64 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>While Braviary is most often used as a wallbreaker, this set takes checks to those sets, such as Regirock, Golem, and Carracosta, and uses them as setup bait to prepare for a devastating sweep. Slower teams and stall have trouble preventing this monster from setting up as they are fear a Choice Band-boosted Brave Bird. Bulk Up is really an excellent move for Braviary, allowing it to boost its already through the roof Attack and providing a cushion to better take Rock-type attacks from the likes of Regirock. Substitute aids in this, providing a barrier from status that would otherwise be a death sentence for this set, as well as from revenge killers and priority. Braviary can simply set up a Substitute on the many slower status users that populate NU and obtain free turns of setup. However, Braviary's real ace in the hole is Roost; it removes Braviary's Rock-type weakness for a turn and therefore can be used to PP stall Rock-type attacks, allowing Braviary to set up and sweep afterwards. Lastly, Braviary is left with a choice of STAB move; no Pokemon is immune to Brave Bird, unlike Return, but it also means that Braviary will have difficulty KOing Electric-types. The recoil damage is troublesome with Substitute, but Roost at least somewhat makes up for it, and the higher power of Brave Bird makes it the superior STAB move in most cases.</p>

[ADDTIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>While it may seem unorthodox to run a specially defensive spread on an offensive behemoth, it prevents Choice Scarf-holding Electric-types, such as Rotom-S and Zebstrika, from revenge killing Braviary, as well as making it so Pokemon such as Amoonguss, Alomomola, and Tangelawill never break its Substitutes. Luckily, Braviary possesses enough HP if fully invested to make 101 HP Substitutes, which means that it can beat Seismic Toss users such as Lickilicky and Mawile. The given Speed EVs are enough to outrun Adamant Torterra, Modest Exeggutor, and Ampharos. More Speed EVs can be invested, with 80 being an option to outspeed Adamant Ramparados and some variants of Misdreavus. However, the little spirit pest usually runs a significant amount of Speed EVs, thus rendering further investment unneeded.</p>

<p>As this set destroys Rock-types, partners that struggle with them, such as Swellow, Cinccino, and Zangoose, will appreciate this set's presence. Even with Substitute, status is a huge issue, so a cleric is recommended; Vileplume, Audino, and Musharna are good choices. If Brave Bird is chosen, a Ground-type&mdash;good examples being Piloswine and Golurk&mdash;is mandatory to defeat Electric-types. Likewise, if Return is chosen, a Pursuit user, such as Skuntank, is vital to remove Ghost-types. Overall, the support required for Bulk Up Braviary to function at its best is minimal and it does well against the majority of teams, and so can be thrown onto many a team without too much thought.</p>


sorry for no diff :)

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