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Breloom (Analysis) (GP 2/2)

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  1. JRank

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    Breloom

    QC Checks: 2/2
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    [Overview]

    <p>High Attack, decent Speed, and access to the only 100% accurate sleep-inducing move instantly makes Breloom a force to be reckoned with. Its Fighting / Grass typing is a really great offensive typing, allowing Breloom to defeat 4 of the 5 Pokemon with weather-inducing abilities, though it opens it up to manhandling by Flying-types. Two great abilities further cement Breloom's status as a threat to any team in VGC 2012.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spore Abuse
    move 1: Spore
    move 2: Seed Bomb
    move 3: Drain Punch / Mach Punch
    move 4: Protect
    item: Toxic Orb
    ability: Poison Heal
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Spore is the only 100% accurate sleep move in Pokemon, and thus it forms the core of this set. With Spore, Breloom is able to incapacitate Pokemon with impunity. The lack of Sleep Clause allows Breloom to put an entire team to sleep. Seed Bomb gives Breloom a reliable STAB move, hitting common Pokemon such as Politoed and Gastrodon for super effective damage. Breloom has two move choices for its other STAB option. Drain Punch hits hard and restores Breloom's HP every time it hits, but Mach Punch has priority and can aid Breloom when it would normally move after the foe. Protect, a move commonly seen in VGC, shields Breloom from attacks for a turn and gives Breloom's partner a chance to dismantle a threat. Protect also activates Toxic Orb if used on the first turn.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Toxic Orb paired with Poison Heal restores a great deal of Breloom's HP every turn, as well as keeping it immune to other status conditions. Breloom is not known for its Speed, so an Adamant nature is used to boost its Attack while its EVs maximize both its Attack and HP.</p>

    <p>Good teammates are crucial for Breloom; without them, it would struggle to stay alive. Pokemon that utilize Fake Out go well with Breloom. Weavile in particular is able to Fake Out opponents and give Breloom a chance to Spore them, as well as decimating the Flying-types that plague Breloom, such as Tornadus and Zapdos. Rock-types such as Tyranitar appreciate Breloom's ability to take out Water-type Pokemon while they aid Breloom via their strong Rock-type STAB, which scares off opposing Flying- and Fire-types. Choice Scarf Chandelure is a great teammate, denting the Pokemon who counter Breloom such as Zapdos and Latios.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Rock Slide can be used to dent Flying-types, though most Flying-types in VGC are faster and are able to wipe Breloom out anyway. Substitute used in tandem with Focus Punch, Spore, and Leech Seed could produce devastating results; though keeping a Substitute up for very long is often difficult in VGC. Sky Uppercut has greater power than Drain Punch and unlike Focus Punch, doesn't require a turn to charge, although its low 90% accuracy and inability to restore HP keeps it from being a primary option. Brick Break is a gimmicky option if one is worried about the use of Reflect and Light Screen, but Drain Punch's healing powers outclass it in nearly all aspects.</p>

    <p>A set focusing on Speed could be utilized, where one would take the HP EVs and transfer them to Speed. Additionally, a Speed-reliant set would require the use of a Focus Sash, as the loss of HP would greatly decrease Breloom's ability to take a hit. If this is the case, Effect Spore should be used as the ability to provide a chance to incapacitate the opponent. A Choice Scarf could be utilized to allow Breloom to get off a fast Spore, although being forced to repeatedly use Spore on already sleeping targets is a rather unattractive option.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Flying-types wall Breloom with ease, taking little from both its STABs and hitting back hard with a 4x super effective Flying move. Zapdos and Tornadus are two of the main offenders; Tornadus utilizes Acrobatics and Zapdos, while rarely using a Flying-type move, has a super effective Heat Wave or Hidden Power Ice to destroy Breloom. Fire-types such as Chandelure and Arcanine counter Breloom as well, Chandelure takes no damage from Drain Punch and Arcanine neuters Breloom's strength with Intimidate while utilizing its STAB to burn Breloom to a crisp. Yanmega and other Bug-types are able to take on Breloom with their resistance to its moves and ability to hit hard with a STAB of their own. Abomasnow can KO Breloom with a STAB Blizzard, but it must be on the lookout for a super effective Fighting move headed its way. Latios takes anything Breloom can throw at it and OHKOes with a STAB Psychic-type move.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Breloom receives Technician from the Dream World, and were it released, it would turn Breloom into even more of a powerhouse, as Technician-boosted Mach Punch and Bullet Seed would increase Breloom's damage output tremendously. Unfortunately, Game Freak has not yet seen fit to release Breloom in tandem with this stellar ability.</p>
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    [Overview]

    <p>High Attack, decent Speed, and access to the only 100% accurate sleep-inducing move in Spore instantly make Breloom a force to be reckoned with. While its typing opens it up to manhandling by Flying-types, Fighting and Grass are extremely potent on the offensive side of things, allowing Breloom to defeat 4 of the 5 Pokemon with weather-starting abilities. Two great abilities further cement Breloom's status as a threat to any team in VGC 2012.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spore Abuse
    move 1: Spore
    move 2: Seed Bomb
    move 3: Drain Punch / Mach Punch
    move 4: Protect
    item: Toxic Orb
    ability: Poison Heal
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Spore is the only 100% accurate sleep move in Pokemon, and being such a great move forms the core of this set. With Spore Breloom is able to incapacitate Pokemon with impunity, and the lack of Sleep Clause common to Smogon allows Breloom to sleep an entire team. Seed Bomb gives Breloom a reliable STAB move, hitting common Pokemon such as Politoed and Gastrodon for super effective damage. Breloom has two move choices for its other STAB, Fighting. Drain Punch hits hard and restores Breloom's HP every time it hits, but Mach Punch has priority and can aid Breloom when it would normally move after the foe. Protect is a move common on many Pokemon in VGC, shielding Breloom from attacks for a turn and giving Breloom's partner a chance to dismantle a threat. Protect will also activate Toxic Orb if used on the first turn.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Toxic Orb paired with Poison Heal restores a great deal of Breloom's HP every turn, as well as keeping it immune to other status conditions. Breloom is not known for its Speed, so an Adamant nature is used to boost its Attack while its EVs maximize both its Attack and HP.</p>

    <p>Proper teammates are critical to Breloom's well-being; without them it would struggle to stay alive, much less thrive. Pokemon that utilize Fake Out go with Breloom like bread goes with butter. Weavile in particular is able to Fake Out opponents and give Breloom a chance to Spore them, as well as decimating the Flying-types that plague Breloom, such as Tornadus and Zapdos. Rock-types such as Tyranitar appreciate Breloom's ability to take out Water-type Pokemon while aiding Breloom via their strong Rock-type STAB, which scare off opposing Flying- and Fire-types. Choice Scarf Chandelure is a great teammate, denting the Pokemon who counter Breloom such as Zapdos and Latios.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Rock Slide could be used to dent Flying-types, though most Flying-types in VCG Pokemon are faster and as such will be wiping Breloom out anyway. Substitute used in tandem with Focus Punch, Spore, and Leech Seed could produce devastating results, though keeping a Substitute up for very long is often difficult in VCG impractical. Sky Uppercut has a higher power than Drain Punch and has no charge like Focus Punch, though its low 90% accuracy and inability to restore HP keeps it from being a primary option. Brick Break is a gimmicky option if one is worried about the use of Reflect and Light Screen, but Drain Punch's healing powers outclass it in nearly all aspects.</p>

    <p>A set focusing on Speed could be utilized, where one would take the HP EVs and transfer them to Speed (Should it be mentioned that 12 HP EVs should remain to get a good Poison Heal number, or is this irrelivant in VCG?). Additionally, a Speed-reliant set would necessitate the use of a Focus Sash, as the loss of HP would greatly decrease Breloom's ability to take a hit. If this is the case, Effect Spore should be used as the ability to provide a chance to incapacitate the opponent. A Choice Scarf could be utilized to allow Breloom to get off a fast Spore, although being forced to repeatedly use Spore on already sleeping targets is a rather unattractive option.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Flying-types wall Breloom with ease, taking little from its STABs and hitting back hard with a 4x super effective Flying move. Zapdos and Tornadus are two of the main offenders, Tornadus utilizing Acrobatics and Zapdos, while not using a Flying-type move, has a super effective Heat Wave or Hidden Power Ice to destroy Breloom. Fire-types such as Chandelure and Arcanine counter Breloom as well, Chandelure takes no damage from Drain Punch and Arcanine neuters Breloom's strength with Intimidate, (no comma) while utilizing its STAB to burn Breloom to a crisp. Yanmega and other Bug-types take on Breloom with their resistance to its moves and ability to hit hard with a STAB of their own. Abomasnow can KO Breloom with a STAB Blizzard, but it must be on the lookout for a super effective Fighting move headed its way. Latios takes anything Breloom can throw at it and OHKOes with a STAB Psychic-type move.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Breloom receives Technician from the Dream World, and were it released, it would turn Breloom into even more of a powerhouse, as STAB- and Technician-boosted Mach Punch and Bullet Seed would increase Breloom's damage output tremendously. Unfortunately, Game Freak has not yet seen fit to release Breloom in tandem with this stellar ability. (This is kind of redundant, seeing as you already said it isn't released yet)</p>
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    [Overview]

    <p>High Attack, decent Speed, and access to the only 100% accurate sleep-inducing move instantly makes Breloom a force to be reckoned with. Its Fighting / Grass typing is a really great offensive typing, allowing Breloom to defeat 4 of the 5 Pokemon with weather-startinginducing abilities, though it opens it up to manhandling by Flying-types. Two great abilities further cement Breloom's status as a threat to any team in VGC 2012.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spore Abuse
    move 1: Spore
    move 2: Seed Bomb
    move 3: Drain Punch / Mach Punch
    move 4: Protect
    item: Toxic Orb
    ability: Poison Heal
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Spore is the only 100% accurate sleep move in Pokemon, and thus it forms the core of this set. With Spore, Breloom is able to incapacitate Pokemon with impunity. The lack of Sleep Clause allows Breloom to put an entire team to sleep. Seed Bomb gives Breloom a reliable STAB move, hitting common Pokemon such as Politoed and Gastrodon for super effective damage. Breloom has two move choices for its other STAB option. Drain Punch hits hard and restores Breloom's HP every time it hits, but Mach Punch has priority and can aid Breloom when it would normally move after the foe. Protect, a move commonly seen in VGC, shields Breloom from attacks for a turn and gives Breloom's partner a chance to dismantle a threat. Protect also activates Toxic Orb if used on the first turn.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Toxic Orb paired with Poison Heal restores a great deal of Breloom's HP every turn, as well as keeping it immune to other status conditions. Breloom is not known for its Speed, so an Adamant nature is used to boost its Attack while its EVs maximize both its Attack and HP.</p>

    <p>Good teammates are crucial for Breloom; without them, it would struggle to stay alive. Pokemon that utilize Fake Out go well with Breloom. Weavile in particular is able to Fake Out opponents and give Breloom a chance to Spore them, as well as decimating the Flying-types that plague Breloom, such as Tornadus and Zapdos. Rock-types such as Tyranitar appreciate Breloom's ability to take out Water-type Pokemon while they aid Breloom via their strong Rock-type STAB, which scares off opposing Flying- and Fire-types. Choice Scarf Chandelure is a great teammate, denting the Pokemon who counter Breloom such as Zapdos and Latios.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Rock Slide can be used to dent Flying-types, though most Flying-types in VGC are faster and are able to wipe Breloom out anyway. Substitute used in tandem with Focus Punch, Spore, and Leech Seed could produce devastating results;{<Semicolon>} though keeping a Substitute up for very long is often difficult in VGC. Sky Uppercut has greater power than Drain Punch and unlike Focus Punch, doesn't require a turn to charge, although its low 90% accuracy and inability to restore HP keeps it from being a primary option. Brick Break is a gimmicky option if one is worried about the use of Reflect and Light Screen, but Drain Punch's healing powers outclass it in nearly all aspects.</p>

    <p>A set focusing on Speed could be utilized, where one would take the HP EVs and transfer them to Speed. Additionally, a Speed-reliant set would necessitate require the use of a Focus Sash, as the loss of HP would greatly decrease Breloom's ability to take a hit. If this is the case, Effect Spore should be used as the ability to provide a chance to incapacitate the opponent. A Choice Scarf could be utilized to allow Breloom to get off a fast Spore, although being forced to repeatedly use Spore on already sleeping targets is a rather unattractive option.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Flying-types wall Breloom with ease, taking little from both its STABs and hitting back hard with a 4x super effective Flying move. Zapdos and Tornadus are two of the main offenders; Tornadus utilizes Acrobatics and Zapdos, while rarely using a Flying-type move, has a super effective Heat Wave or Hidden Power Ice to destroy Breloom. Fire-types such as Chandelure and Arcanine counter Breloom as well, Chandelure takes no damage from Drain Punch and Arcanine neuters Breloom's strength with Intimidate while utilizing its STAB to burn Breloom to a crisp. Yanmega and other Bug-types are able to take on Breloom with their resistance to its moves and ability to hit hard with a STAB of their own. Abomasnow can KO Breloom with a STAB Blizzard, but it must be on the lookout for a super effective Fighting move headed its way. Latios takes anything Breloom can throw at it and OHKOes with a STAB Psychic-type move.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Breloom receives Technician from the Dream World, and were it released, it would turn Breloom into even more of a powerhouse, as Technician-boosted Mach Punch and Bullet Seed would increase Breloom's damage output tremendously. Unfortunately, Game Freak has not yet seen fit to release Breloom in tandem with this stellar ability.</p>[/QUOTE]
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