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Bronzor (Update)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by blarajan, May 2, 2012.

  1. blarajan

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    idk why it took so long to do this

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    [Overview]

    <p>Bronzor is a unique Pokemon in Little Cup. With its Steel / Psychic typing, Bronzor is only weak to Fire- and Ground-type attacks; moreover, Ground-type moves can be negated with Levitate and the damage taken from Fire-type moves can be reduced with Heatproof. Bronzor's incredible defenses and myriad of support moves complement its defensive typing nicely, and makes Bronzor one of the best support Pokemon in the tier. While it might be offensively useless, don't let its cute, harmless exterior fool you; if you give Bronzor a free turn, you will regret it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Tank
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Earthquake / Psychic
    move 3: Flash Cannon
    move 4: Toxic
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Careful
    evs: 220 HP / 4 Atk / 68 Def / 4 SpA / 148 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Bronzor is probably the most reliable Stealth Rock user in the history of LC. This set focuses on Bronzor's amazing defensive capabilities to generate that necessary turn to set up Stealth Rock. While Bronzor's offenses might leave something to be desired, it does require some attacking moves so it is not complete setup fodder. Its second move is a toss-up between Earthquake and Psychic. With Earthquake, Bronzor can hit Chinchou, Croagunk, Tirtouga, and most importantly Magnemite for super effective damage—thanks to the latter's Magnet Pull ability, Earthquake is Bronzor's only way of possibly coming out alive against Magnemite. However, if you are confident in your team's ability to handle Magnemite, Psychic is a fine alternative. In addition to STAB, Psychic hits much of the metagame for neutral damage, and is also super effective against Mienfoo, Timburr, and Croagunk.</p>

    <p>Flash Cannon should go in the third moveslot as no Pokemon is immune to it; it therefore allows Bronzor to at least do some damage to any foe. Flash Cannon always breaks Eviolite SubRoost Murkrow's Substitutes, which prevents it from capitalizing on Bronzor's lack of recovery to take it down, and also hits Dwebble for super effective damage. The last slot is reserved for Toxic. Bronzor's most reliable way of doing damage, it cripples most slow walls and frail sweepers that switch into Bronzor. Furthermore, the majority of Pokemon that are immune to Toxic are hit super effectively by either Earthquake or Psychic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread focuses more on Bronzor's Special Defense; thanks to Gligar's banning, physical defense is not as necessary. With 25 / 24 / 27 defenses after Eviolite, Bronzong becomes the premier mixed wall of the tier. As Bronzor's offense presence is nonexistent, a Careful nature should be used even if running Flash Cannon; the lost point in Special Attack makes no difference whatsoever. If you decide not to use Earthquake, then a Calm nature is recommended. Hidden Power Ice is an option over Flash Cannon to hit Grass- and Dragon-type Pokemon harder, but it is largely unnecessary without Gligar. Bronzor can utilize coverage moves such as Shadow Ball and Rock Slide to hit Misdreavus and Larvesta for super effective damage, respectively, but the listed moves are generally the best options.</p>

    <p>It must be noted that just about every boosting sweeper in the metagame—Scraggy, Tirtouga, Dratini, Pawniard, etc—can set up on Bronzor. Thus, Pokemon that check physical boosters, such as Mienfoo, Koffing, Croagunk, and Wooper, make excellent partners, as they mitigate this unfortunate weakness. Ferroseed and Bronzor make difficult opponents; as they take very little from Bronzor's attacks and are immune to Toxic, they can set up on Bronzor with impunity. Pokemon such as Scraggy and Mienfoo, who can in turn set up on these Pokemon, make excellent partners in this regard.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Oran Berry + Recycle
    move 1: Recycle
    move 2: Toxic
    move 3: Earthquake / Stealth Rock
    move 4: Flash Cannon
    item: Oran Berry
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Careful
    evs: 220 HP / 4 Atk / 68 Def / 4 SpA / 148 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This bad boy has got what it takes to bring the metagame to its knees. With Oran Berry and Recycle, Bronzor gets a relatively reliable source of healing and patches up its biggest weakness. Thanks to its natural bulk and incredible defensive typing, the loss of Eviolite is not particularly devastating when it comes to Bronzor's ability to tank hits. With access to recovery, Bronzor becomes a lean mean Toxic stalling machine, as it can focus on whittling things down and recovering the damage, and come out on top in the end. However, for this set to work, attacking moves are a necessity. Earthquake allows Bronzor to hit the two types that are immune to Toxic—Steel and Poison—for super effective damage, and is its only way to damage these. If you have no other place for it, Stealth Rock is a viable alternative over Earthquake. However, Bronzor will be almost entirely walled by Pokemon such as Croagunk and Magnemite.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread gives Bronzor 25 / 16 / 18 defenses, which are excellent for a Pokemon not using Eviolite. Once again, due to the lack of Gligar, Bronzor should focus more on its excellent special bulk, which enables it to more easily switch into Pokemon such as Misdreavus. Bronzor can safely use a Careful nature as this does not impact Flash Cannon's damage in the slightest. Psychic, Shadow Ball, and Rock Slide can be used over any of the attacking options to hit targets such as Mienfoo, Misdreavus, and Larvesta respectively harder. Aside from that, the moves on this set are rather set in stone.</p>

    <p>As Bronzor lacks any offensive presence whatsoever, any boosting sweeper can set up on it even with the threat of Toxic. Shed Skin Pokemon such as Scraggy and Dratini can boost without fear, while Steel-types such as Pawniard also shrug off anything Bronzor does. Pokemon such as Koffing, Hippopotas, Mienfoo, and Wooper make excellent partners as they can check the powerful physical attackers that Bronzor attracts. Substitute users such as Murkrow and Misdreavus can also set up on Bronzor with ease. Accordingly, Shellder and Dwebble make powerful partners, as they can ruin Substitute users with their powerful multi-hit moves. Ferroseed and opposing Bronzor take nothing from Bronzor's attacks and can set up hazards with ease; this makes the likes of Scraggy, who can set up on these threats, good partners.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Bronzor has a ton of other options at its disposal. It has access to both Light Screen and Reflect, and is one of the bulkiest dual screen users in the tier. The Tank set can utilize Rain Dance, Sunny Day, or Trick Room over Stealth Rock, depending on your team's needs. More offensive Bronzor sets are possible as well, as Bronzor has access to Calm Mind—or even Charge Beam—and a good special movepool. A Choice Specs set with Trick is also usable, its biggest draw being the ability to OHKO standard Mienfoo with Psychic. Outside of that, though, it's honestly not very good. Bronzor can run a RestTalk Eviolite set to give it a reliable means of recovery, and even combine offense and defense with a set of Rest, Sleep Talk, Calm Mind, and Flash Cannon, which is quite decent.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Unfortunately, even with its incredible defenses, Bronzor has still multiple checks. As previously stated, practically all boosting sweepers can set up on it without fear, Scraggy especially. Other threats include Tirtouga, Dratini, Pawniard, Mienfoo, and Misdreavus. Furthermore, Pokemon with strong Fire-type attacks, such as Larvesta, Darumakka, and Houndour, can easily dispatch Bronzor with their super effective STAB moves. Chinchou is problematic as it can easily Rest off any damage and threaten Bronzor with the possibility of a burn from Scald. Bulky walls such as Ferroseed and opposing Bronzor can easily set up without any fear. Users of Taunt, most notably Cottonee, stop Bronzor in its tracks, as its attacking options are so pitifully weak. Finally, Magnemite can trap and easily dispatch of Bronzor with its powerful special attacks, and has Magnet Rise to gain an immunity to Earthquake.</p>
  2. Ray Jay

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    Personally, I'd prefer Psychic > Earthquake on the first set, but it really boils down to preference and team support a lot of the time.

    Conversely, the second set should just be Earthquake / Stealth Rock as Bronzor needs a way to hit Steel-types as the set really relys on late game Toxic stalling in my experience.

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  3. blarajan

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    i know you have rest talk and calm mind both mentioned in oo, but I think you should also mention the rest talk flash cannon CM set separately because it's one of bronzor's best sets (regardless of usage) and can actually lure in stuff like staryu and set up on it
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    Sure thing, Charm. I like that set too.
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    yea. also you should mention hp ice in ac on the first set since it does hit drilbur hardest (its like 1 extra hp but i matters)..............

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    This is generally useless but maybe gyroball could get a note for hitting drillbur hard and other fast scarfers like murkrow,(mienfoo??), SS dwebble etc(dunno if it hits harder than flash cannon though, just guessing)
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    This has been written up, sorry for the delay.
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    [Overview]

    [p]<p>Bronzor is an incredibly unique Pokemon in Little Cup<here>. With its unique Steel / Psychic typing, Bronzor is only weak to has Fire-(hyphen) and Ground-type moves weaknesses, moreover, Ground-type moves one of which can be negated with Levitate its choice of ability and the damage taken from Fire-type moves can be reduced with Heatproof. Its Bronzor's incredible defenses and myriad of support options moves complement this its defensive typing nicely, this makes turning Bronzor into one of the best most potent support Pokemon of the tier. While it may might be offensively useless, don't let that its cute, nearly harmless exterior fool you; if you give Bronzor a free turn, you will regret it.</p>[/p]

    [SET]
    name: Tank
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Earthquake / Psychic
    move 3: Flash Cannon
    move 4: Toxic
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Careful
    evs: 220 HP / 4 Atk / 68 Def / 4 SpA / 148 SpD / 16 Spe

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    [SET COMMENTS]

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    [p]<p>Bronzor is probably the most reliable Stealth Rock user in Little Cup history. This set focuses on Bronzor's amazing defensive capabilities in order to generate that necessary turn to set up Stealth Rock. Accordingly, Stealth Rock should always make its way on this set. While Bronzor may might be offensively useless, it does require some attacking moves so it is not a complete set-(remove hyphen)up fodder. Its second move is a toss up between Earthquake and Psychic. With Earthquake, Bronzor can hit Chinchou, Croagunk, Tirtouga, and, most importantly, Magnemite for super effectively damage. This in itself is incredibly important, as, due thanks to Bronzor's sSteel typing and Magnemite's ability to use Magnet Rise, Earthquake becomes Bronzor's only way of possibly coming out alive against Magnemite<hey! Magnemite is immune to Earthquake after Magnet Rise! Unless you meant something else; Bronzor is bound to lose this battle, specially if Magnemite has the Magnet Pull ability!>. However, if Magnemite is not worrisome, or you are confident in your ability to handle it, Psychic is a fine alternative. It Psychic is provides a STAB move and hits much of the metagame for neutral damage, while hitting Mienfoo, Timburr, and Croagunk for super effectively damage. Flash Cannon makes up the third move, as no Pokemon is immune to it, meaning it is guaranteed to make some damage, regardless of how small, on any foe. Furthermore, Flash Cannon always breaks Eviolite Substitute / Roost SubRoost Murkrow's Substitutes, which preventsing Murkrow it from capitalizing on Bronzor's lack of recovery and destroying it that way. Likewise, it hits Dwebble for super effective damage, which can be cool when necessary. Finally, the last slot is reserved for Toxic. Toxic is Bronzor's most reliable way of doing damage, as Toxic can cripple most slow walls or frail sweepers that switch into Bronzor. The majority of Pokemon that are immune to Toxic are hit by either Earthquake or Psychic for super effective damage.</p>

    [Additional Comments]
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    [p]<p>The given EV spread focuses more on Bronzor's Special Defense due thanks to Gligar's banning<Why is this related?>. The current investments EV spread gives Bronzor 25 / 24 / 27 defenses with Eviolite, making it the premier mixed wall of the tier. Since As Bronzor's offense presence (or lack thereof) is rather strange nonexistent, a Careful nature is actually okay can be used, even if it uses Flash Cannon as an attack;, as the lost point in Special Attack makes no difference whatsoever in calculations. If you decide not to use Earthquake, then a Calm nature can be used is recommended, though it is this isnot unnecessary. Hidden Power Ice can be used instead of Flash Cannon, though without Gligar, it's a pretty unnecessary change<I still don't get why you keep mentioning Gligar>. Aside from that, Bronzor can utilize coverage moves such as Shadow Ball and Rock Slide in order to hit Misdreavus and Larvesta for super effective damage, respectively or even Rock Slide to hit Larvesta, though the given moves are its best options. Aside from that, not really any changes can be made for this particular set, though it must be noted that legitimately every offensive booster in the metagame can set up on it. Scraggy, Tirtouga, Dratini, Pawniard...you name it, and it can set up without a hitch. Thus, Pokemon that check physical boosters, such as Mienfoo, Koffing, Croagunk, or and even Wooper make excellent partners, as they mitigate this unfortunate weakness. Furthermore, Ferroseed and Bronzor make difficult opponents, as they take very little from Bronzor's attacks and are immune to Toxic. Thus, so they can set up anything they need to on Bronzor. Pokemon such as Scraggy or and Mienfoo, that set up on these Pokemon, make excellent partners in this regard.</p>[/p]

    [SET]
    name: Orancycle
    move 1: Recycle
    move 2: Toxic
    move 3: Earthquake / Stealth Rock
    move 4: Flash Cannon
    item: Oran Berry
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Careful
    evs: 220 HP / 4 Atk / 68 Def / 4 SpA / 148 SpD / 16 Spe

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    [SET COMMENTS]

    [p]<p>This bad boy has got what it takes to bring the metagame to its knees. With Oran Berry / and Recycle, Bronzor finally gives gets itself a relatively reliable source of healing, its biggest weakness. Due Thanks to its natural bulk and incredible defensive typing, the loss of Eviolite is not particularly devastating when it comes to tanking hits. Finally wWith access to recovery, Bronzor becomes a lean mean Toxic stalling machine, as it can now focus on whittling things down and recovering the damage, which allowsing it to come out on top at the end. However, for this set to work, attacking moves are a necessity. Earthquake allows Bronzor to hit the two types that are immune to Toxic, Steel and Poison, for super effective damage, being and is its only out against those Pokemon. However, iIf you have no other place for it though, Stealth Rock can be is a viable alternative over Earthquake, however;though making it will be almost impossible for Bronzor to hit Pokemon such as Croagunk or Magnemite. Finally, Bronzor requires Flash Cannon in order to damage all Pokemon, which is incredibly useful for Toxic Sstalling.</p>[/p]

    [Additional Comments]

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    [p]<p>The above EV spread gives Bronzor 25 / 16 / 18 defenses, which are excellent on for a Pokemon not even using Eviolite. Once again, due to the lack of Gligar<~Once again, dont keep mentioning something that doesn't exists!~>, we are able to focus more on Bronzor's excellent special bulk, enabling it to more easily switch into Pokemon such as Misdreavus. A Careful nature is used even with Flash Cannon as an attacking option, as it makes no difference for calculations<~Don't recycle sentences from other sets! Recycle? get it!~> . Psychic can be used instead of any of the attacking options moves, along with coverage moves such as Shadow Ball or Rock Slide, in case you want to hit a particular target harder. Aside from that, the moves in this set are rather set in stone. Since Because Bronzor is so offensively useless, just like with in the last Tank set, any offensive booster can set up on Bronzor, even with the threat of Toxic. Shed Skin Pokemon such as Scraggy or and Dratini can boost without fear, while Steel-types boosters such as Pawniard also are also okay with anything Bronzor does. Pokemon such as Koffing, Hippopotas, Mienfoo, or and even Wooper, make excellent partners, as they can check the powerful physical attackers that Bronzor attracts. Substitute users such as Murkrow or and Misdreavus can also set up on Bronzor easily with impunity. Accordingly, Shellder or and Dwebble make powerful partners, as they can ruin Substitute users with their powerful multi-hit moves. Pokemon such as Ferroseed or and opposing Bronzor, who take nothing from Bronzor's attacks, can set up hazards with ease on Bronzor, making Scraggy and other Pokemon that can set up on these threats good partners.</p>[/p]

    [Other Options]

    [p]<p>Bronzor honestly has a ton of other options at its disposal. It has access to both Light Screen and Reflect, making it one of the bulkiest Ddual Sscreen users in the tier. Furthermore, on the bulky set, Rain Dance, Sunny Day, and Trick Room can all be used over Stealth Rock, depending on your team's needs. More offensive Bronzor sets are possible as well, as it has access to Calm Mind and a good special movepool. Bronzor can forgo Calm Mind for onoffensive sets, and use Charge Beam instead utilize Charge Beam, to boost its Special Attack while still maintaining four attacking moves. A Choice Specs set with Trick is also usable, as it can OHKO standard Mienfoo with Psychic. Outside of that, though, it's honestly not very good. Bronzor can even use Rest and Sleep Talk in tandem with Eviolite to give it a reliable means of recovery. Bronzor can even combine offense and defense with a Rest / Sleep Talk / Calm Mind / Flash Cannon set, which is quite decent.</p>[/p]

    [Checks and Counters]

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    [p]<p>Unfortunately, even with its incredible defenses, Bronzor has still multiple checks. As previously stated, it allows practically any set up booster to boost set up without fear, Scraggy especially. Other threats include Tirtouga, Dratini, Pawniard, Mienfoo, and Misdreavus. Furthermore, Pokemon with strong Fire-type attacks, such as Larvesta, Darumaka, and Houndour, can easily dispatch Bronzor with their super effective STAB moves. Chinchou is problematic as it can easily rRest off the any damage from Bronzor, while and threatensing it Bronzor with Scald and the possibility of a Bburn. Chinchou, in general, however, is a threa.t Bulky walls such as Ferroseed and opposing Bronzor can easily set up without any fear. Any users of Taunt stop Bronzor primarily in its tracks, as its attacking options are so pitifully weak. Finally, Magnemite can trap and easily dispatch of Bronzor with its powerful special attacks, and becomes immune to Earthquake with Magnet Rise.</p>[/p]

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    [Overview]

    <p>Bronzor is an incredibly unique Pokemon in Little Cup<here>. With its Steel / Psychic typing, Bronzor is only weak to Fire- and Ground-type attacks ,moreover, Ground-type moves can be negated with Levitate and the damage taken from Fire-type moves can be reduced with Heatproof. Bronzor's incredible defenses and myriad of support moves complement its defensive typing nicely, this makes Bronzor one of the best support Pokemon of the tier. While it might be offensively useless, don't let its cute, nearly harmless exterior fool you; if you give Bronzor a free turn, you will regret it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Tank
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Earthquake / Psychic
    move 3: Flash Cannon
    move 4: Toxic
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Careful
    evs: 220 HP / 4 Atk / 68 Def / 4 SpA / 148 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Bronzor is probably the most reliable Stealth Rock user in Little Cup history. This set focuses on Bronzor's amazing defensive capabilities to generate that necessary turn to set up Stealth Rock. Accordingly, Stealth Rock should always make its way on this set. While Bronzor might be offensively useless, it does require some attacking moves so it is not a complete setup fodder. Its second move is a toss up between Earthquake and Psychic. With Earthquake, Bronzor can hit Chinchou, Croagunk, Tirtouga, and, most importantly, Magnemite for super effective damage. This is incredibly important, as, thanks to Bronzor's Steel typing and Magnemite's ability to use Magnet Rise, Earthquake becomes Bronzor's only way of possibly coming out alive against Magnemite<hey! Magnemite is immune to Earthquake after Magnet Rise! Unless you meant something else; Bronzor is bound to lose this battle, specially if Magnemite has the Magnet Pull ability!>. However, if Magnemite is not worrisome, or you are confident in your ability to handle it, Psychic is a fine alternative. Psychic is a STAB move and hits much of the metagame for neutral damage, while hitting Mienfoo, Timburr, and Croagunk for super effective damage. Flash Cannon makes up the third move, as no Pokemon is immune to it, it isguaranteed to make some damage, regardless of how small, on any foe. Furthermore, Flash Cannon always breaks Eviolite SubRoost Murkrow's Substitutes, which prevents it from capitalizing on Bronzor's lack of recovery and destroying it that way. Likewise, it hits Dwebble for super effective damage, which can be cool when necessary. Finally, the last slot is reserved for Toxic. Toxic is Bronzor's most reliable way of doing damage, as Toxic can cripple most slow walls or frail sweepers that switch into Bronzor. The majority of Pokemon that are immune to Toxic are hit by either Earthquake or Psychic for super effective damage.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The given EV spread focuses more on Bronzor's Special Defense thanks to Gligar's banning<Why is this related?>. The current EV spread gives Bronzor 25 / 24 / 27 defenses with Eviolite, making it the premier mixed wall of the tier. As Bronzor's offense presence is nonexistent, a Careful nature can be used, even if it uses Flash Cannon as an attack; the lost point in Special Attack makes no difference whatsoever. If you decide not to use Earthquake, then a Calm nature is recommended, though this is not necessary. Hidden Power Ice can be used instead of Flash Cannon, though without Gligar, it's a pretty unnecessary change<I still don't get why you keep mentioning Gligar>.Bronzor can utilize coverage moves such as Shadow Ball and Rock Slide to hit Misdreavus and Larvesta for super effective damage, respectively. Aside from that, not really any changes can be made for this particular set, though it must be noted that legitimately every offensive booster in the metagame can set up on it. Scraggy, Tirtouga, Dratini, Pawniard...you name it, and it can set up without a hitch. Thus, Pokemon that check physical boosters, such as Mienfoo, Koffing, Croagunk, and Wooper make excellent partners, as they mitigate this unfortunate weakness. Furthermore, Ferroseed and Bronzor make difficult opponents, as they take very little from Bronzor's attacks and are immune to Toxic so they can set up anything they need to on Bronzor. Pokemon such as Scraggy and Mienfoo, that set up on these Pokemon, make excellent partners in this regard.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Orancycle
    move 1: Recycle
    move 2: Toxic
    move 3: Earthquake / Stealth Rock
    move 4: Flash Cannon
    item: Oran Berry
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Careful
    evs: 220 HP / 4 Atk / 68 Def / 4 SpA / 148 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This bad boy has got what it takes to bring the metagame to its knees. With Oran Berry and Recycle, Bronzor gets a relatively reliable source of healing, its biggest weakness. Thanks to its natural bulk and incredible defensive typing, the loss of Eviolite is not particularly devastating when it comes to tanking hits. With access to recovery, Bronzor becomes a lean mean Toxic stalling machine, as it can focus on whittling things down and recovering the damage, which allows it to come out on top at the end. However, for this set to work, attacking moves are a necessity. Earthquake allows Bronzor to hit the two types that are immune to Toxic, Steel and Poison, for super effective damage, and is its only out against those Pokemon. If you have no other place for it though, Stealth Rock is a viable alternative over Earthquake, however; it will be almost impossible for Bronzor to hit Pokemon such as Croagunk and Magnemite. Finally, Bronzor requires Flash Cannon to damage all Pokemon, which is incredibly useful for Toxic stalling.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The above EV spread gives Bronzor 25 / 16 / 18 defenses, which are excellent for a Pokemon not using Eviolite. Once again, due to the lack of Gligar<~Once again, dont keep mentioning something that doesn't exists!~>, we are able to focus more on Bronzor's excellent special bulk, enabling it to more easily switch into Pokemon such as Misdreavus. A Careful nature is used even with Flash Cannon as an attacking option, as it makes no difference for calculations<~Don't recycle sentences from other sets! Get it! Recycle!> .Psychic can be used instead of any of the attacking moves, along with coverage moves such as Shadow Ball or Rock Slide, in case you want to hit a particular target harder. Aside from that, the moves in this set are rather set in stone. Because Bronzor is so offensively useless, just like in the Tank set, any offensive booster can set up on Bronzor, even with the threat of Toxic. Shed Skin Pokemon such as Scraggy and Dratini can boost without fear, while Steel-types boosters such as Pawniard are also okay with anything Bronzor does. Pokemon such as Koffing, Hippopotas, Mienfoo, and Wooper make excellent partners, as they can check the powerful physical attackers that Bronzor attracts. Substitute users such as Murkrow and Misdreavus can also set up on Bronzor with ease. Accordingly, Shellder and Dwebble make powerful partners, as they can ruin Substitute users with their powerful multi-hit moves. Pokemon such as Ferroseed and opposing Bronzor, who take nothing from Bronzor's attacks can set up hazards with ease on Bronzor, making Scraggy and other Pokemon that can set up on these threats good partners.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Bronzor honestly has a ton of other options at its disposal. It has access to both Light Screen and Reflect, making it one of the bulkiest dual screen users in the tier. Furthermore, on the bulky set, Rain Dance, Sunny Day, and Trick Room can all be used over Stealth Rock, depending on your team's needs. More offensive Bronzor sets are possible as well, as it has access to Calm Mind and a good special movepool. Bronzor can forgo Calm Mind on offensive sets and use Charge Beam instead to boost its Special Attack while still maintaining four attacking moves. A Choice Specs set with Trick is also usable, as it can OHKO standard Mienfoo with Psychic. Outside of that, though, it's honestly not very good. Bronzor can even use Rest and Sleep Talk in tandem with Eviolite to give it a reliable mean of recovery. Bronzor can even combine offense and defense with a Rest / Sleep Talk / Calm Mind / Flash Cannon set, which is quite decent.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Unfortunately, even with its incredible defenses, Bronzor has still multiple checks. As previously stated, it allows practically any booster to set upwithout fear, Scraggy especially. Other threats include Tirtouga, Dratini, Pawniard, Mienfoo, and Misdreavus. Furthermore, Pokemon with strong Fire-type attacks, such as Larvesta, Darumaka, and Houndour, can easily dispatch Bronzor with their super effective STAB moves. Chinchou is problematic as it can easily Rest off any damage and threatens Bronzor with Scald and the possibility of a burn. Chinchou, in general, is a threat. Bulky walls such as Ferroseed and opposing Bronzor can easily set up without any fear. Any users of Taunt stop Bronzor primarily in its tracks, as its attacking options are so pitifully weak. Finally, Magnemite can trap and easily dispatch of Bronzor with its powerful special attacks, and becomes immune to Earthquake with Magnet Rise.</p>
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    Updated. Gligar was mentioned repeatedly as Bronzor does not HAVE to use Eviolite or a more defensively inclined spread to tank +2 Flight Gem Acrobatics, or to repeatedly check Gligar throughout the match.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Bronzor is a unique Pokemon in Little Cup. With its Steel / Psychic typing, Bronzor is only weak to Fire- and Ground-type attacks; moreover, Ground-type moves can be negated with Levitate and the damage taken from Fire-type moves can be reduced with Heatproof. Bronzor's incredible defenses and myriad of support moves complement its defensive typing nicely, and makes Bronzor one of the best support Pokemon in the tier. While it might be offensively useless, don't let its cute, harmless exterior fool you; if you give Bronzor a free turn, you will regret it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Tank
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Earthquake / Psychic
    move 3: Flash Cannon
    move 4: Toxic
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Careful
    evs: 220 HP / 4 Atk / 68 Def / 4 SpA / 148 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Bronzor is probably the most reliable Stealth Rock user in the history of LC. This set focuses on Bronzor's amazing defensive capabilities to generate that necessary turn to set up Stealth Rock. While Bronzor's offenses might leave something to be desired, it does require some attacking moves so it is not complete setup fodder. Its second move is a toss-up between Earthquake and Psychic. With Earthquake, Bronzor can hit Chinchou, Croagunk, Tirtouga, and most importantly Magnemite for super effective damage—thanks to the latter's Magnet Pull ability, Earthquake is Bronzor's only way of possibly coming out alive against Magnemite. However, if you are confident in your team's ability to handle Magnemite, Psychic is a fine alternative. In addition to STAB, Psychic hits much of the metagame for neutral damage, and is also super effective against Mienfoo, Timburr, and Croagunk.</p>

    <p>Flash Cannon should go in the third moveslot as no Pokemon is immune to it; it therefore allows Bronzor to at least do some damage to any foe. Flash Cannon always breaks Eviolite SubRoost Murkrow's Substitutes, which prevents it from capitalizing on Bronzor's lack of recovery to take it down, and also hits Dwebble for super effective damage. The last slot is reserved for Toxic. Bronzor's most reliable way of doing damage, it cripples most slow walls and frail sweepers that switch into Bronzor. Furthermore, the majority of Pokemon that are immune to Toxic are hit super effectively by either Earthquake or Psychic.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread focuses more on Bronzor's Special Defense; thanks to Gligar's banning, physical defense is not as necessary. With 25 / 24 / 27 defenses after Eviolite, Bronzong becomes the premier mixed wall of the tier. As Bronzor's offense presence is nonexistent, a Careful nature should be used even if running Flash Cannon; the lost point in Special Attack makes no difference whatsoever. If you decide not to use Earthquake, then a Calm nature is recommended. Hidden Power Ice is an option over Flash Cannon (to hit who?), but it is largely unnecessary without Gligar. Bronzor can utilize coverage moves such as Shadow Ball and Rock Slide to hit Misdreavus and Larvesta for super effective damage, respectively, (but the listed moves are generally the best options?).</p>

    <p>It must be noted that just about every boosting sweeper in the metagame—Scraggy, Tirtouga, Dratini, Pawniard, etc—can set up on Bronzor. Thus, Pokemon that check physical boosters, such as Mienfoo, Koffing, Croagunk, and Wooper, make excellent partners, as they mitigate this unfortunate weakness. Ferroseed and Bronzor make difficult opponents; as they take very little from Bronzor's attacks and are immune to Toxic, they can set up on Bronzor with impunity. Pokemon such as Scraggy and Mienfoo, who can in turn set up on these Pokemon, make excellent partners in this regard.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Orancycle (would Oran Berry + Recycle be a better name?)
    move 1: Recycle
    move 2: Toxic
    move 3: Earthquake / Stealth Rock
    move 4: Flash Cannon
    item: Oran Berry
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Careful
    evs: 220 HP / 4 Atk / 68 Def / 4 SpA / 148 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This bad boy has got what it takes to bring the metagame to its knees. With Oran Berry and Recycle, Bronzor gets a relatively reliable source of healing and patches up its biggest weakness. Thanks to its natural bulk and incredible defensive typing, the loss of Eviolite is not particularly devastating when it comes to Bronzor's ability to tank hits. With access to recovery, Bronzor becomes a lean mean Toxic stalling machine, as it can focus on whittling things down and recovering the damage, and come out on top in the end. However, for this set to work, attacking moves are a necessity. Earthquake allows Bronzor to hit the two types that are immune to Toxic—Steel and Poison—for super effective damage, and is its only way to damage these. If you have no other place for it, Stealth Rock is a viable alternative over Earthquake. However, Bronzor will be almost entirely walled by Pokemon such as Croagunk and Magnemite. Finally, Flash Cannon lets Bronzor damage all Pokemon, and is incredibly useful for Toxic stalling (how so? sounds like filler, if there isn't much to say then delete this last bit).</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread gives Bronzor 25 / 16 / 18 defenses, which are excellent for a Pokemon not using Eviolite. Once again, due to the lack of Gligar, Bronzor should focus more on its excellent special bulk, which enables it to more easily switch into Pokemon such as Misdreavus. Bronzor can safely use a Careful nature as this does not impact Flash Cannon's damage in the slightest. Psychic, Shadow Ball, and Rock Slide can be used over of any of the attacking options to hit targets such as (who? respectively) harder. Aside from that, the moves on this set are rather set in stone.</p>

    <p>As Bronzor lacks any offensive presence whatsoever, any boosting sweeper can set up on it even with the threat of Toxic. Shed Skin Pokemon such as Scraggy and Dratini can boost without fear, while Steel-types such as Pawniard also shrug off anything Bronzor does. Pokemon such as Koffing, Hippopotas, Mienfoo, and Wooper make excellent partners as they can check the powerful physical attackers that Bronzor attracts. Substitute users such as Murkrow and Misdreavus can also set up on Bronzor with ease. Accordingly, Shellder and Dwebble make powerful partners, as they can ruin Substitute users with their powerful multi-hit moves. Ferroseed and opposing Bronzor take nothing from Bronzor's attacks and can set up hazards with ease; this makes the likes of Scraggy, who can set up on these threats, good partners.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Bronzor has a ton of other options at its disposal. It has access to both Light Screen and Reflect, and is one of the bulkiest dual screen users in the tier. The Tank set can utilize Rain Dance, Sunny Day, or Trick Room over Stealth Rock, depending on your team's needs. More offensive Bronzor sets are possible as well, as Bronzor has access to Calm Mind—or even Charge Beam—and a good special movepool. A Choice Specs set with Trick is also usable, its biggest draw being the ability to OHKO standard Mienfoo with Psychic. Outside of that, though, it's honestly not very good. Bronzor can run a RestTalk Eviolite set to give it a reliable means of recovery, and even combine offense and defense with a set of Rest, Sleep Talk, Calm Mind, and Flash Cannon, which is quite decent.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Unfortunately, even with its incredible defenses, Bronzor has still multiple checks. As previously stated, practically all boosting sweepers can set up on it without fear, Scraggy especially. Other threats include Tirtouga, Dratini, Pawniard, Mienfoo, and Misdreavus. Furthermore, Pokemon with strong Fire-type attacks, such as Larvesta, Darumakka, and Houndour, can easily dispatch Bronzor with their super effective STAB moves. Chinchou is problematic as it can easily Rest off any damage and threaten Bronzor with the possibility of a burn from Scald. Bulky walls such as Ferroseed and opposing Bronzor can easily set up without any fear. Users of Taunt, most notably (who?), stop Bronzor in its tracks, as its attacking options are so pitifully weak. Finally, Magnemite can trap and easily dispatch of Bronzor with its powerful special attacks, and has Magnet Rise to gain an immunity to Earthquake.</p>


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