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Bronzong (QC 3/3) [GP 2/2]

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  1. -Tsunami-

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    [Overview]

    -Solid Trick Room setter
    -Immune to Earthquake
    -Only one weakness
    -bulky
    -not very strong offensively

    A Pokemon that truly strikes fear in the hearts of its opponents and makes them cower by its sheer presence can be described in only three words: a giant bell. Bronzong's red eyes portray the anger it can cause its opponents through the use of Trick Room, a move which can completely turn the tide of a battle. The blue bell is one of the best users of this move due to its bulk and good typing which along with Levitate, means that Bronzong is only weak to Fire-type moves. However, not all is good for Bronzong, as its offensive capabilites leave much to be desired. It also faces competition from other Trick Room setters, Cresselia in particular, as it is bulkier than Bronzong and shares its Ground-type immunity. Despite its flaws, however, Bronzong can be a good team supporter for a Trick Room team.

    [SET]
    name: Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Gyro Ball / Earthquake
    move 3: Imprison / Swagger
    move 4: Protect
    item: Mental Herb
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Sassy
    evs: 252 HP / 72 Def / 184 SpD
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    -Trick Room can turn the tide against a lot of teams
    -Gyro Ball can hit hard due to Bronzong's very low Speed stat
    -Earthquake lets Bronzong hit Steel-types such as Heatran and hits every Pokemon on the field at once
    -Imprison can be nice for stopping other Pokemon from using Trick Room / Protect, and it also works with EQ, stopping the enemy from using it, which can be useful if Bronzong is partnered with something like Heatran
    -Swagger can work well with partners such as Perism Berry Rhyperior; it can also potentially be used to annoy the opposition
    -Protect is always solid

    This set focuses on Bronzong's greatest asset: Trick Room. This set takes advantage of Bronzong's bulk and solid typing to make it a solid Trick Room setter and team supporter. Gyro Ball gives Bronzong a form of offense, and can hit hard due to Bronzong's extremely low Speed stat. However, Earthquake is also an option, allowing Bronzong to hit Steel-types, such as Heatran, for super effective damage. Imprison is used in the third slot to stop opposing Pokemon from using Trick Room and Protect, making the opponent unable to negate Trick Room and rendering them incapable of stalling out easily. Imprison also works well if Bronzong is running Earthquake, as it can prevent the opponent from using it, which can be useful if the blue bell is partnered with a Pokemon such as Heatran. However, Swagger is an option as well, and can be used to annoy the opposition; it also works with partners such as Perism Berry Rhyperior, giving them an Attack boost and no cost. Protect works well in the last slot, giving Bronzong more options and allowing it to scout.

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    -Mental Herb stops Taunt users, as well as Encore, making Bronzong a much more reliable Trick Room setter
    -EVs allow Bronzong to live a +1 Hydro Pump from Rotom-W in the rain (rest of EVs put in Def)
    -Bronzong can move the EVs from Defense to attack, giving it it an 87.5% chance of OHKOing Terrakion with Gyro Ball
    -Explosion can work, but the moves listed above are usually more reliable
    -Psyshock / Psychic can be used to 2HKO Pokemon such as Hitmontop , Virizion, and Hariyama, and can work even after being Intimidated (8 Special Attack EVs are needed though)
    -Trick Room partners such as Rhyperior and Conkeldurr are necessary for this set to work
    -Other Trick Room partners such as Cresselia can be useful as well
    -Pokemon that utilize EQ (especially Rhyperior) are solid to take advantage of Bronzong's Levitate ability
    -Heatran can be a good partner if Bronzong is using Imprison + Earthquake
    -Politoed can help Bronzong out by making it less weak to Fire, its lone weakness

    Mental Herb is the item of choice, preventing Bronzong from being shut down by Taunt and Encore users. The EVs allow Bronzong to live a +1 Hydro Pump from Rotom-W in the rain; the rest of the EVs are put into Defense to give the bell more bulk. However, Bronzong can move these EVs from Defense into Attack if running Gyro Ball, which gives it an 87.5% chance to OHKO Terrakion. Explosion is an option in the third slot, and can be nice for dealing a large amount of damage to every Pokemon on the field, but the moves lited above are usually more reliable. Psyshock and Psychic can also work on this set, letting Bronzong 2HKO Fighting-types, such as Virizion, Hitmontop, and Hariyama (8 Special Attack EVs are necessary to do this); these moves also work well if Bronzong gets hit by an Intimidate. Obviously, Pokemon that can take advantage of Trick Room, such as Conkeldurr and Rhyperior, are good partners for this set; Rhyperior is especially useful since Bronzong is immune to Earthquake, meaning that Rhyperior can use it freely without worrying about hitting its partner. Other Trick Room setters, such as Cresselia, are also useful. Heatran can be a good partner for this set as well, especially if Bronzong is running Imprison with Earthquake, as that will prevent the opposition from taking advantage of Heatran's biggest weakness. Finally, Politoed is a good teammate for Bronzong, making it less weak to the Fire-type moves that plague it.

    [Other Options]

    -Dual Screens can be used in addition to Bronzong's bulk
    -Rain Dance with Damp Rock can be a good backup rain-setter
    -Bulldoze can be used to hit Steel-types without hitting Bronzong's partner
    -Hidden Power Ice can hit Pokemon such as Garchomp (useful especially if Bronzong is Intimidated)
    -RestoChesto can help with Bronzong's lack of recovery, but is not really worth it usually
    -Heatproof can be used to try and bluff Levitate, but it usually doesn't work and prevents partners such as Rhyperior from taking advantage of Bronzong's ability

    Bronzong has access to Reflect and Light Screen, which it can use to support its team. However, Bronzong does not have enough moveslots to use them effectively. Rain Dance can be used with a Damp Rock on a rain team, providing the team with a backup rain setter in case Politoed goes down. Bulldoze is also an option to hit Steel-types without running the risk of damaging Bronzong's partner, but Earthquake is usually more useful. Hidden Power Ice is also an option, hitting Pokemon such as Garchomp and Landorus-T; this move is also useful in case Bronzong get hit by an Intimidate. Bronzong can also use Rest with a Chesto Berry to make up for its lack of recovery, but again, it simply does not have the room to do so; this strategy also isn't worth it usually. Finally, Bronzong can use Heatproof to bluff Levitate and take Fire-type moves more easily, but this is very unreliable, and also stops its partners from taking advantage of its Earthquake immunity.

    [Checks and Counters]

    -Fire-types such as Chandelure, Volcarona, and Heatran can do major damage to Bronzong
    -Fake Out can stop Bronzong from moving for a turn, potentially letting the user's teammate take it out
    -Rain-boosted Water-attacks can also do major damage to Bronzong
    -Slow Pokemon can take advantage of Bronzong's Trick Room and use it against it
    -Pokemon with Protect can be useful to stall out Trick Room, especially if Bronzong is not using Imprison
    -Gravity can really mess up Bronzong (Sableye + Landorus-T is an example)
    -Mold Breaker Excadrill

    <p>Fire-types such as Chandelure, Volcarona, and Heatran can all dispose of Bronzong by taking advantage of its weakness to Fire-type attacks. Fake Out is also a good tool to use against Bronzong, preventing it from moving from a turn, thus giving the user's teammate a chance to potentially take Bronzong out. Rain-boosted Water-type attacks can also deal a large amount of damage to the blue bell. Slow Pokemon such as Conkeldurr can use Bronzong's Trick Room against it and attempt to wreak havoc on its team. Pokemon with Protect can be useful to stall out precious turns of Trick Room, but this strategy can be stopped by Bronzong's Imprison. Gravity is a major thorn in Bronzong's side, taking away its immunity to Ground-type moves, allowing Pokemon such as Landorus-T to destroy it. Finally, Mold Breaker Excadrill can nail Bronzong with an Earthquake, taking away LEvitate with its ability.</p>


    [Overview]

    <p>A Pokemon that truly strikes fear in the hearts of its opponents and whose sheer presence makes them cower can be described in only three words: a giant bell. Bronzong's red eyes portray the anger it can cause its opponents through the use of Trick Room, a move that can completely turn the tide of a battle. The blue bell is one of the best users of this move due to its bulk and good typing which along with Levitate, means that Bronzong is only weak to Fire-type moves. However, not all is good for Bronzong, as its offensive capabilites leave much to be desired. It also faces competition from other Trick Room setters, particularly Cresselia, which is bulkier than Bronzong and shares its Ground-type immunity. Despite its flaws, however, Bronzong can be a good team supporter for a Trick Room team.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Gyro Ball / Earthquake
    move 3: Imprison / Swagger
    move 4: Protect
    item: Mental Herb
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Sassy
    evs: 252 HP / 72 Def / 184 SpD
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set takes advantage of Bronzong's bulk and solid typing to make it a solid Trick Room setter and team supporter. Gyro Ball gives Bronzong a form of offense and allows it to hit hard due to Bronzong's extremely low Speed stat. However, Earthquake is also an option, allowing Bronzong to hit Steel-types, such as Heatran, for super effective damage. Imprison is used in the third slot to stop opposing Pokemon from using Trick Room and Protect, making the opponent unable to negate Trick Room and rendering them incapable of stalling it out easily. Imprison also works well if Bronzong is running Earthquake, as it can prevent the opponent from using it, which can be useful if the blue bell is partnered with a Pokemon such as Heatran. However, Swagger is an option as well, which can be used to annoy the opposition; it also works with partners such as Persim Berry Rhyperior, giving them an Attack boost at no cost. Protect works well in the last slot, giving Bronzong more options and allowing it to scout.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Mental Herb is the item of choice, preventing Bronzong from being shut down by Taunt and Encore users, such as Thundurus and Whimsicott, respectively. The EVs allow Bronzong to survive a +1 Hydro Pump from Rotom-W in the rain; the rest of the EVs are put into Defense to give the bell more bulk. However, Bronzong can move these EVs from Defense into Attack if it's running Gyro Ball, which gives it an 87.5% chance to OHKO Terrakion. Explosion is an option in the third slot and can be nice for dealing a large amount of damage to every Pokemon on the field, but the moves listed above are usually more reliable. Psyshock and Psychic can also work on this set, letting Bronzong 2HKO Fighting-types, such as Virizion, Hitmontop, and Hariyama (8 Special Attack EVs are necessary to do this); these moves also work well if Bronzong gets hit by an Intimidate. Obviously, Pokemon that can take advantage of Trick Room, such as Conkeldurr and Rhyperior, are good partners for this set; Rhyperior is especially useful because Bronzong is immune to Earthquake, meaning that Rhyperior can use it freely without worrying about hitting its partner. Other Trick Room setters, such as Cresselia, are also useful. Heatran can be a good partner for this set as well, especially if Bronzong is running Imprison with Earthquake, as that will prevent the opposition from taking advantage of Heatran's biggest weakness. Finally, Politoed is a good teammate for Bronzong, making it less weak to the Fire-type moves that plague it.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Bronzong has access to Reflect and Light Screen, which it can use to support its team. However, Bronzong does not have enough moveslots to use them effectively. Rain Dance can be used with a Damp Rock on a rain team, providing the team with a backup rain setter in case Politoed goes down. Bulldoze is also an option to hit Steel-types without running the risk of damaging Bronzong's partner, but Earthquake is usually more useful. Hidden Power Ice is also an option, hitting Pokemon such as Garchomp and Landorus-T; this move is also useful in case Bronzong is hit by an Intimidate. Bronzong can also use Rest with a Chesto Berry to make up for its lack of recovery, but again, it simply does not have the room to do so; this strategy also isn't usually worth it. Finally, Bronzong can use Heatproof to bluff Levitate and take Fire-type moves more easily, but this is very unreliable and also stops its partners from taking advantage of its Earthquake immunity.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Fire-types such as Chandelure, Volcarona, and Heatran can all dispose of Bronzong by taking advantage of its weakness to Fire-type attacks. Fake Out is also a good tool to use against Bronzong, preventing it from moving for a turn, thus giving the user's teammate a chance to potentially take Bronzong out. Detect can foil Bronzong's attempts to use Imprison to block Protect while making it waste a turn. Rain-boosted Water-type attacks can also deal a large amount of damage to the blue bell. Slow Pokemon such as Conkeldurr can use Bronzong's Trick Room against it and attempt to wreak havoc on its team. Pokemon with Protect can be useful to stall out precious turns of Trick Room, but this strategy can be stopped by Bronzong's Imprison. Gravity is a major thorn in Bronzong's side, taking away its immunity to Ground-type moves and thus allowing Pokemon such as Landorus-T to destroy it. Finally, Mold Breaker Excadrill can nullify Levitate and nail Bronzong with an Earthquake.</p>
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2013
  2. sandtyrant

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    I'd consider HP ice on the 3rd moveslot as it 2OHKos scarf Landorus-T and could be a decent chioce against dragons if the 2nd move is earthquake. Imo imprison is not so good, as the only good use of the move that I can see is preventing enemies from setting up trick room. If you're using a TR team too there's no point, I think, in choosing imprison. If not this will mean that bronzong is being employed as an anti-TR pokemon and in this case I think there are much better options.
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  3. BlankZero

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    Please mention Gravity Sableye + Landorus-T in Checks and Counters, as well as Gravity Landorus. Gravity fucks up Bronzong hardcore.
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    Imprisoning Trick Room means the opponent must stall out 5 turns of Trick Room, because they can't use Trick Room to remove the twisted dimensions. They also have to stall out Trick Room without Protect, which is also sequestered by Imprison
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    @Pocket: you're right, I hadn't read well the checks and counters section.
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    Mold Breaker Excadrill as check and counter, i'll look more into this later :]
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    psychic/psyshock should be an option somewhere to hit annoying fighting types and not have your already lackluster offenses neutered by Intimidate (if you do this be sure to mention that 8 SpA is needed to 2HKO Hitmontop, Virizion and Hariyama). bulldoze should also be mentioned somewhere if you wanna hit steels w/o having to hit your partner w/ earthquake. Be sure to actually mention Pokemon like Volcarona, Chandelure and Victini when you say Fire-types. anyways I'll get you started with a check once you implement these changes because otherwise this looks nice

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    k done.
    I put Psyshock / Psychic in AC and Bulldoze in OO.
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    After looking this over and talking to you on IRC about the HP addition i've decided that this is good to go as far as the write up goes
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    finished the write-up.
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    A few typos but really cool
    Mention Detect as a Check to counter Imprison if you feel like it

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    GP Check 1/2

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    [Overview]

    <p>A Pokemon that truly strikes fear in the hearts of its opponents and whose sheer presence makes them cower by its sheer presence can be described in only three words: a giant bell. Bronzong's red eyes portray the anger it can cause its opponents through the use of Trick Room, a move that which can completely turn the tide of a battle. The blue bell is one of the best users of this move due to its bulk and good typing, which, along with Levitate, means that Bronzong is only weak to Fire-type moves. However, not all is good for Bronzong, as its offensive capabilites leave much to be desired. It also faces competition from other Trick Room setters, particularly Cresselia in particular, which is as it is bulkier than Bronzong and shares its Ground-type immunity. Despite its flaws, however, Bronzong can be a good team supporter for a Trick Room team.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Gyro Ball / Earthquake
    move 3: Imprison / Swagger
    move 4: Protect
    item: Mental Herb
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Sassy
    evs: 252 HP / 72 Def / 184 SpD
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set focuses on Bronzong's greatest asset: Trick Room. This set takes advantage of Bronzong's bulk and solid typing to make it a solid Trick Room setter and team supporter. Gyro Ball gives Bronzong a form of offense [RC] and allows it to can hit hard due to Bronzong's extremely low Speed stat. However, Earthquake is also an option, allowing Bronzong to hit Steel-types, such as Heatran, for super effective damage. Imprison is used in the third slot to stop opposing Pokemon from using Trick Room and Protect, making the opponent unable to negate Trick Room and rendering them incapable of stalling it out easily. Imprison also works well if Bronzong is running Earthquake, as it can prevent the opponent from using it, which can be useful if the blue bell is partnered with a Pokemon such as Heatran. However, Swagger is an option as well, which and can be used to annoy the opposition; it also works with partners such as Perism Berry Rhyperior, giving them an Attack boost at and no cost. Protect works well in the last slot, giving Bronzong more options and allowing it to act as a scout.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Mental Herb is the item of choice, preventing Bronzong from being shut down by Taunt and Encore users, such as Thundurus and Whimsicott, respectively. The EVs allow Bronzong to live survive a +1 Hydro Pump from Rotom-W in the rain; the rest of the EVs are put into Defense to give the bell more bulk. However, Bronzong can move these EVs from Defense into Attack if it's running Gyro Ball, which gives it an 87.5% chance to OHKO Terrakion. Explosion is an option in the third slot [RC] and can be nice for dealing a large amount of damage to every Pokemon on the field, but the moves listed above are usually more reliable. Psyshock and Psychic can also work on this set, letting Bronzong 2HKO Fighting-types, such as Virizion, Hitmontop, and Hariyama (8 Special Attack EVs are necessary to do this); these moves also work well if Bronzong gets hit by an Intimidate. Obviously, Pokemon that can take advantage of Trick Room, such as Conkeldurr and Rhyperior, are good partners for this set; Rhyperior is especially useful since Bronzong is immune to Earthquake, meaning that Rhyperior can use it freely without worrying about hitting its partner. Other Trick Room setters, such as Cresselia, are also useful. Heatran can be a good partner for this set as well, especially if Bronzong is running Imprison with Earthquake, as that will prevent the opposition from taking advantage of Heatran's biggest weakness. Finally, Politoed is a good teammate for Bronzong, making it less weak to the Fire-type moves that plague it.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Bronzong has access to Reflect and Light Screen, which it can use to support its team. However, Bronzong does not have enough moveslots to use them effectively. Rain Dance can be used with a Damp Rock on a rain team, providing the team with a backup rain setter in case Politoed goes down. Bulldoze is also an option to hit Steel-types without running the risk of damaging Bronzong's partner, but Earthquake is usually more useful. Hidden Power Ice is also an option, hitting Pokemon such as Garchomp and Landorus-T; this move is also useful in case Bronzong get hit by an Intimidate. Bronzong can also use Rest with a Chesto Berry to make up for its lack of recovery, but again, it simply does not have the room to do so; this strategy also isn't usually worth it usually. Finally, Bronzong can use Heatproof to bluff Levitate and take Fire-type moves more easily, but this is very unreliable [RC] and also stops its partners from taking advantage of its Earthquake immunity.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Fire-types such as Chandelure, Volcarona, and Heatran can all dispose of Bronzong by taking advantage of its weakness to Fire-type attacks. Fake Out is also a good tool to use against Bronzong, preventing it from moving for a turn, thus giving the user's teammate a chance to potentially take Bronzong out. Detect can foil Bronzong's attempts to use Imprison to block Protect, also making it waste a turn. Rain-boosted Water-type attacks can also deal a large amount of damage to the blue bell. Slow Pokemon such as Conkeldurr can use Bronzong's Trick Room against it and attempt to wreak havoc on its team. Pokemon with Protect can be useful to stall out precious turns of Trick Room, but this strategy can be stopped by Bronzong's Imprison. Gravity is a major thorn in Bronzong's side, taking away its immunity to Ground-type moves [RC] and thus allowing Pokemon such as Landorus-T to destroy it. Finally, Mold Breaker Excadrill can nullify Levitate and nail Bronzong with an Earthquake, taking away Levitate with its ability.</p>
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    implemented.
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    [Overview]

    <p>A Pokemon that truly strikes fear in the hearts of its opponents and whose sheer presence makes them cower can be described in only three words: a giant bell. Bronzong's red eyes portray the anger it can cause its opponents through the use of Trick Room, a move that can completely turn the tide of a battle. The blue bell is one of the best users of this move due to its bulk and good typing, which, (RC) along with Levitate, (RC) means that Bronzong is only weak to Fire-type moves. However, not all is good for Bronzong, as its offensive capabilites leave much to be desired. It also faces competition from other Trick Room setters, particularly Cresselia, which is bulkier than Bronzong and shares its Ground-type immunity. Despite its flaws, however, Bronzong can be a good team supporter for a Trick Room team.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Gyro Ball / Earthquake
    move 3: Imprison / Swagger
    move 4: Protect
    item: Mental Herb
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Sassy
    evs: 252 HP / 72 Def / 184 SpD
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set takes advantage of Bronzong's bulk and solid typing to make it a solid Trick Room setter and team supporter. Gyro Ball gives Bronzong a form of offense and allows it to hit hard due to Bronzong's extremely low Speed stat. However, Earthquake is also an option, allowing Bronzong to hit Steel-types, such as Heatran, for super effective damage. Imprison is used in the third slot to stop opposing Pokemon from using Trick Room and Protect, making the opponent unable to negate Trick Room and rendering them incapable of stalling it out easily. Imprison also works well if Bronzong is running Earthquake, as it can prevent the opponent from using it, which can be useful if the blue bell is partnered with a Pokemon such as Heatran. However, Swagger is an option as well, which can be used to annoy the opposition; it also works with partners such as Perism Persim Berry Rhyperior, giving them an Attack boost at no cost. Protect works well in the last slot, giving Bronzong more options and allowing it to scout.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Mental Herb is the item of choice, preventing Bronzong from being shut down by Taunt and Encore users, such as Thundurus and Whimsicott, respectively. The EVs allow Bronzong to survive a +1 Hydro Pump from Rotom-W in the rain; the rest of the EVs are put into Defense to give the bell more bulk. However, Bronzong can move these EVs from Defense into Attack if it's running Gyro Ball, which gives it an 87.5% chance to OHKO Terrakion. Explosion is an option in the third slot and can be nice for dealing a large amount of damage to every Pokemon on the field, but the moves listed above are usually more reliable. Psyshock and Psychic can also work on this set, letting Bronzong 2HKO Fighting-types, such as Virizion, Hitmontop, and Hariyama (8 Special Attack EVs are necessary to do this); these moves also work well if Bronzong gets hit by an Intimidate. Obviously, Pokemon that can take advantage of Trick Room, such as Conkeldurr and Rhyperior, are good partners for this set; Rhyperior is especially useful since because Bronzong is immune to Earthquake, meaning that Rhyperior can use it freely without worrying about hitting its partner. Other Trick Room setters, such as Cresselia, are also useful. Heatran can be a good partner for this set as well, especially if Bronzong is running Imprison with Earthquake, as that will prevent the opposition from taking advantage of Heatran's biggest weakness. Finally, Politoed is a good teammate for Bronzong, making it less weak to the Fire-type moves that plague it.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Bronzong has access to Reflect and Light Screen, which it can use to support its team. However, Bronzong does not have enough moveslots to use them effectively. Rain Dance can be used with a Damp Rock on a rain team, providing the team with a backup rain setter in case Politoed goes down. Bulldoze is also an option to hit Steel-types without running the risk of damaging Bronzong's partner, but Earthquake is usually more useful. Hidden Power Ice is also an option, hitting Pokemon such as Garchomp and Landorus-T; this move is also useful in case Bronzong get is hit by an Intimidate. Bronzong can also use Rest with a Chesto Berry to make up for its lack of recovery, but again, it simply does not have the room to do so; this strategy also isn't usually worth it. Finally, Bronzong can use Heatproof to bluff Levitate and take Fire-type moves more easily, but this is very unreliable and also stops its partners from taking advantage of its Earthquake immunity.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Fire-types such as Chandelure, Volcarona, and Heatran can all dispose of Bronzong by taking advantage of its weakness to Fire-type attacks. Fake Out is also a good tool to use against Bronzong, preventing it from moving for a turn, thus giving the user's teammate a chance to potentially take Bronzong out. Detect can foil Bronzong's attempts to use Imprison to block Protect, (RC) while also making it waste a turn. Rain-boosted Water-type attacks can also deal a large amount of damage to the blue bell. Slow Pokemon such as Conkeldurr can use Bronzong's Trick Room against it and attempt to wreak havoc on its team. Pokemon with Protect can be useful to stall out precious turns of Trick Room, but this strategy can be stopped by Bronzong's Imprison. Gravity is a major thorn in Bronzong's side, taking away its immunity to Ground-type moves and thus allowing Pokemon such as Landorus-T to destroy it. Finally, Mold Breaker Excadrill can nullify Levitate and nail Bronzong with an Earthquake.</p>


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