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Corsola (GP 2/2)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Raseri, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Raseri

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    Why are you even reading this.


    [Overview]

    <p>A Game Freak experiment gone wrong, Corsola is an atrocious Pokemon in NU. In fact, Corsola's mediocre defensive stats and poor defensive typing leave it vulnerable to nearly every common offensive Pokemon in the tier— it's baffling why anyone would ever use it! However, despite Corsola's many drawbacks, access to Regenerator, Stealth Rock, and a 4x resistance to Fire-type attacks are just enough to carve a niche for it. And besides, it's just so cute! </p>

    [SET]
    name: World's Cutest Wall
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Recover
    move 3: Scald / Hidden Power Rock
    move 4: Toxic
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is one of the best sets that Corsola can run, abusing its marvelous ability alongside acceptable bulk to try to use Stealth Rock before fainting. Recover allows Corsola to heal back HP from any attack that fails to OHKO it&mdash;usually Normal- and Fire-type attacks. Scald is the best option for Corsola to do damage, as it has a 30% chance to burn the opponent, making it easier for Corsola to check physical attackers. Hidden Power Rock can also be used if you have difficulties with Flying-types, particularly Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary, which this set is a hard counter to. Toxic is used in the last slot to cripple Pokemon that it cannot harm at all, such as Alomomola, Exeggutor, and Tangela.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Corsola's typing is better suited for tanking physical attacks, but a specially defensive EV spread can be used decently. Even fully invested, Corsola is quite frail and should not be used to tank many attacks, as it lacks the sheer bulk needed to do so. Power Gem has more PP than Hidden Power Rock, but is not slashed since Hidden Power Rock has the potential to bluff and should never run out of PP regardless. Essentially, Corsola should only be taking Normal-, Flying-, and Fire-type attacks, as any other will likely KO it. Amoonguss can form a Regenerator core with Corsola and take Fighting-, Electric-, and Grass-type attacks for it, whilst Corsola can take Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Amoonguss. Most sweepers appreciate the Stealth Rock that Corsola provides, so Corsola on an offensive team isn't unheard of. Bulk Up Braviary really appreciates the Stealth Rock support and also enjoys the status that Corsola can spread, making it easier to set up. Musharna can also set up Calm Mind much easier if the opposition is poisoned, as they can not boost alongside it.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>For such a terrible Pokemon, Corsola has a movepool that stretches to the depths of the ocean. A Choice Band set utilizing Hustle and Head Smash is ridiculously powerful, OHKOing a good portion of the tier, but is not accurate enough to be a true threat. Rocky Helmet allows Corsola to check physical threats better, but the lack of Leftovers recovery makes a huge difference on something as frail as Corsola. Corsola can boost its defences with Amnesia or Barrier, but that is not recommended as it will likely be OHKOed while trying to set up. Corsola can spread paralysis with Body Slam, but it is pathetically weak. Corsola can boost with Calm Mind, but will need three or four boosts before it becomes relevant. Corsola can confuse the opposition with Confuse Ray, but all that does is give the opponent a 50% chance to OHKO Corsola. Corsola can use Curse, boosting its physical stats, but needs many boosts before becoming a threat and its weakness to many common threats in the tier makes it difficult to set up. The powers of the earth are not unknown to this piece of coral, as it can summon its power or cause quakes, but both are still very weak coming from Corsola. A set using Focus Sash and Endeavor can cripple at least one Pokemon in a match, more than you can expect with any other set. Corsola can also use Ingrain to heal a bit of HP each turn; it will never be enough though. Magic Coat is usable to reflect Stealth Rock or Spikes from something that is going to set up, but it is very risky. Corsola can use Mirror Coat to reflect any special attack that it lives; however, those are quite rare. Dual screens are also an option, but do you really think Corsola could ever set both up? If you're looking for an incredibly weak sweeper, try Rock Polish Corsola, it will never accomplish anything! Corsola also has some interesting offensive options, such as Shadow Ball, Stone Edge, Sucker Punch, Surf, and Explosion. None of these will ever do much damage, since they come from a piece of coral.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Countering Corsola isn't hard at all. Any Pokemon not locked into a Fire-type move can probably win. Gurdurr can switch in, Bulk Up, and doesn't fear status at all, making it the best counter. Other Fighting-types, such as Sawk and Emboar, can also OHKO Corsola with ease. Golurk can tank a Scald and OHKO with Earthquake. Ludicolo and Mantine can both set up on Corsola and attack with Giga Drain and Hydro Pump, respectively. Gorebyss can use Corsola to set up multiple Shell Smashes, allowing it to sweep with ease. Zangoose can take out Corsola with Close Combat, or use it to boost if it is running Swords Dance. Psychic-types, such as Musharna and Duosion, can also set up on Corsola and proceed to sweep the other team. Spikes users, such as Garbodor and Cacturne, fear nothing from Corsola and can set up all day. Truly, anything with a boosting move can defeat Corsola. If you aren't mono-attacking Flareon, you will likely defeat it.</p>
  2. Zebraiken

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    <Raseri> corsola > the project
    <Raseri> must be qced now

    mention the fact that it actually beats sub bu brav with hp rock - breaks the standard spread's sub guaranteed and can toxic given decent prediction! mention rocky helm, does decent on it + it gets regen for recovery which is nice.

    also you probably shouldn't include the cb set, regardless of the fact that it 2hkoes giratina :(

    [qc]1/3[/qc]
  3. Amarillo

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    I really see little reason to use one set over the other. CB set, or at least the theoretical threat of it, stops most people from trying to set up on this right away.

    Yeah this isn't super good and you're probably better off using Carracosta.

    OK haven't really got much to add but really this doesn't have much to give, either.


    [qc]2/3[/qc]


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  4. Django

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    This thing is really really bad

    [qc]3/3[/qc]
  5. Raseri

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    will try to write today, moving CB to OO. Thanks guys!
  6. Raseri

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    this is written
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    Corsola is bad. This analysis is good. Here's an amateur GP check. Make what you want of it.
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    [Overview]

    <p>A Game Freak experiment gone wrong, Corsola is an atrocious Pokemon in NU. Truly, Corsola is a terrible Pokemon. In fact, with its mediocre defensive stats and pPoor defensive typing, leaving it with weaknesses to nearly every common offensive Pokemon in the tier, a long with mediocre defensive stats, its baffling why Corsola would even ever be used! However, dDespite Corsola's many drawbacks, access to Regenerator, Stealth Rock, and a 4x resistance to Fire-type attacks are enough to carve a niche for it. And besides, its just so cute! </p>

    [SET]
    name: World's Cutest Wall
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Recover
    move 3: Scald / Hidden Power Rock
    move 4: Toxic
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is one of the best sets that Corsola can run, abusing its marvelous ability alongside acceptable bulk to try to and (I know 'try and' is probably commonly accepted, but it is one of my least favorite expressions since you don't actually know if you'll succeed) use Stealth Rock before fainting. Recover allows Corsola to heal back HP from any attack that fails to OHKO it, so primarily Normal- and Fire-type attacks. Scald is the best option for Corsola to do damage, as it has a 30% chance to burn the opponent, making it easier for Corsola to check physical attackers. Hidden Power Rock can also be used if you have difficulties with Flying-types, particularly Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary, which this set is a hard counter to. Toxic is used in the last moveslot to give Corsola has a chance to cripple one of the many Pokemon that it cannot harm at all, such as Alomomola, Exeggutor, and Tangela.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Corsola's typing is better suited for tanking physical attacks, but a specially defensive EV spread can be used decently. Even fully invested, Corsola is quite frail and should not be used to tank many attacks, as it lacks the sheer bulk needed to do so. Power Gem has more PP than Hidden Power Rock, (remove comma) but is not slashed since Hidden Power Rock has the potential to bluff, (remove comma) and should never run out of PP anyways. Essentially, Corsola should only be taking Normal- and Fire-type attacks (and flying type ones too right?), as any other will likely KO it. Amoonguss (you have one too many spaces here) forms a Regenerator core with Corsola, (remove comma) and can take on Fighting, Electric-, and Grass-type attacks for Corsola, whilst Corsola can take Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Amoonguss. Most sweepers appreciate the entry hazard that Corsola provides, so a Corsola on an offensive team isn't unviable. Bulk Up Braviary really appreciates the Stealth Rock support, and also enjoys the status that Corsola can spread, making it easier to set up. Musharna can also set up Calm Mind much easier if the opposition if is poisoned, as they can not boost alongside it.</p>

    [OTHER OPTIONS]

    <p>For such a terrible Pokemon, Corsola has a movepool that stretches to the depths of the ocean. A Choice Band set utilizing Hustle and Head Smash is ridiculously powerful, OHKOing a good portion of the tier, but is not accurate enough to be a true threat. Rocky Helmet allows Corsola to check physical threats better, but the lack of Leftovers recovery is huge on something as frail as Corsola. Corsola can boost either of its defences with Amnesia or Barrier, but that is not recommended since it will likely be OHKOed while trying. Corsola can spread Paralysis through Body Slam, but it is pathetically weak. Corsola can boost with Calm Mind, but will need three or four boosts before it becomes relevant. Corsola can confuse the opposition with Confuse Ray, but all that does is give the opponent a 50% chance to OHKO Corsola. Corsola can Curse, boosting its physical stats, but needs many boosts before becoming a threat, (remove comma) and is weak to many common threats in the tier. The powers of the earth (do you mean the planet or just general ground? if the former, earth should be capitalized) are not unknown to this piece of coral, as it can summon its power or quakes! Both are still very weak coming from Corsola though. A set using Focus Sash and Endeavor can allow Corsola to cripple at least one Pokemon in a match, more than you can expect with any other set. Corsola can also use Ingrain to heal a bit of HP each turn, (should be a semicolon) it will never be enough though. Magic Coat is usable to reflect Stealth Rock or Spikes from something that is obviously going to set up,(should be a semicolon) it is very risky though. Corsola can use Mirror Coat to reflect any special attack that it lives, (should be a semicolon) however, those are quite rare however. Dual screens are also an option, but do you really think Corsola could ever set both up? If you're looking for an incredibly weak sweeper, try Rock Polish Corsola! It will never accomplish anything. Corsola also has some interesting offensive options, such as Shadow Ball, Stone Edge, Sucker Punch, Surf, and Explosion. None of these will ever do much damage, since they come form a piece of coral.</p>

    [CHECKS AND COUNTERS]

    <p>Countering Corsola isn't hard at all. Any Pokemon not locked into a Fire-type move can probably win. Gurdurr can switch in, Bulk Up with ease, (comma) and not feat fear status at all, making it the best counter. Other Fighting-types, such as Sawk and Emboar, can both also (you say others, then give examples, so you're implying you mean more than two can do this) OHKO with ease. Golurk can tank a Scald and OHKO with Earthquake. Ludicolo and Mantine can both set up on Corsola and attack with Giga Drain and Hydro Pump respectively. Gorebyss can use Corsola to set up multiple Shell Smashes, allowing it to sweep with ease. Zangosoe can easily take out Corsola with Close Combat, or use it to boost if it is packing Swords Dance. Psychic-types such as Musharna and Duosion can also set up on Corsola and proceed to sweep the other team. Spikes users, such as Garbodor and Cacturne, fear nothing from Corsola and can set up all day. Truly, anything with a boosting move can defeat Corsola. If you aren't mono attacking Flareon you will likely defeat it.</p>
  8. Raseri

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    Added melvni's check, thank you!
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    [Overview]

    <p>A Game Freak experiment gone wrong, Corsola is an atrocious Pokemon in NU. Truly, Corsola is a terrible Pokemon. In fact, with its mediocre defensive stats and poor defensive typing, leaving it with weaknesses to nearly every common offensive Pokemon in the tier, it's add apostrophe baffling why Corsola would ever be used! However, despite Corsola's many drawbacks, access to Regenerator, Stealth Rock, and a 4x resistance to Fire-type attacks are enough to carve a niche for it. And besides, its just so cute! </p>

    [SET]
    name: World's Cutest Wall
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Recover
    move 3: Scald / Hidden Power Rock
    move 4: Toxic*
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is one of the best sets that Corsola can run, abusing its marvelous ability alongside acceptable bulk to try to use Stealth Rock before fainting. Recover allows Corsola to heal back HP from any attack that fails to OHKO it, so primarily Normal- and Fire-type attacks. Scald is the best option for Corsola to do damage, as it has a 30% chance to burn the opponent, making it easier for Corsola to check physical attackers. Hidden Power Rock can also be used if you have difficulties with Flying-types, particularly Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary, which this set is a hard counter to. Toxic is used in the last moveslot to give Corsola a chance to cripple one of the many Pokemon that it cannot harm at all, such as Alomomola, Exeggutor, and Tangela.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Corsola's typing is better suited for tanking physical attacks, but a specially defensive EV spread can be used decently. Even fully invested, Corsola is quite frail and should not be used to tank many attacks, as it lacks the sheer bulk needed to do so. Power Gem has more PP than Hidden Power Rock, add comma but is not slashed since Hidden Power Rock has the potential to bluff and should never run out of PP anyways. Essentially, Corsola should only be taking Normal-, Flying-, add comma and Fire-type attacks, as any other will likely KO it. Amoonguss forms a Regenerator core with Corsola and can take on Fighting- add hyphen, Electric-, and Grass-type attacks for Corsola, whilst Corsola can take Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Amoonguss. Most sweepers appreciate the entry hazard that Corsola provides, so a Corsola on an offensive team isn't unviable. Bulk Up Braviary really appreciates the Stealth Rock support, remove comma and also enjoys the status that Corsola can spread, making it easier to set up. Musharna can also set up Calm Mind much easier if the opposition is poisoned, as they can not boost alongside it.</p>

    [OTHER OPTIONS]

    <p>For such a terrible Pokemon, Corsola has a movepool that stretches to the depths of the ocean. A Choice Band set utilizing Hustle and Head Smash is ridiculously powerful, OHKOing a good portion of the tier, but is not accurate enough to be a true threat. Rocky Helmet allows Corsola to check physical threats better, but the lack of Leftovers recovery is huge on something as frail as Corsola. Corsola can boost either of its defences with Amnesia or Barrier, but that is not recommended since , <add comma> as*it will likely be OHKOed while trying. Corsola can spread Paralysis through Body Slam, but it is pathetically weak. Corsola can boost with Calm Mind, but will need three or four boosts before it becomes relevant. Corsola can confuse the opposition with Confuse Ray, but all that does is give the opponent a 50% chance to OHKO Corsola. Corsola can use Curse, boosting its physical stats, but needs many boosts before becoming a threat and is weak to many common threats in the tier. The powers of the Earth are not unknown to this piece of coral, as it can summon its power or quakes! Both are still very weak coming from Corsola though. A set using Focus Sash and Endeavor can allow Corsola to cripple at least one Pokemon in a match, more than you can expect with any other set. Corsola can also use Ingrain to heal a bit of HP each turn; it will never be enough though. Magic Coat is usable to reflect Stealth Rock or Spikes from something that is obviously going to set up, it is very risky though. Corsola can use Mirror Coat to reflect any special attack that it lives; however, those are quite rare. Dual screens are also an option, but do you really think Corsola could ever set both up? If you're looking for an incredibly weak sweeper, try Rock Polish Corsola! It will never accomplish anything. Corsola also has some interesting offensive options, such as Shadow Ball, Stone Edge, Sucker Punch, Surf, and Explosion. None of these will ever do much damage, since they come form a piece of coral.</p>

    [CHECKS AND COUNTERS]

    <p>Countering Corsola isn't hard at all. Any Pokemon not locked into a Fire-type move can probably win. Gurdurr can switch in, Bulk Up with ease, and not feat status at all, making it the best counter. Other Fighting-types, such as Sawk and Emboar, can also OHKO with ease. Golurk can tank a Scald and OHKO with Earthquake. Ludicolo and Mantine can both set up on Corsola and attack with Giga Drain and Hydro Pump respectively. Gorebyss can use Corsola to set up multiple Shell Smashes, allowing it to sweep with ease. Zangosoe can easily take out Corsola with Close Combat, or use it to boost if it is packing Swords Dance. Psychic-types such as Musharna and Duosion can also set up on Corsola and proceed to sweep the other team. Spikes users, such as Garbodor and Cacturne, fear nothing from Corsola and can set up all day. Truly, anything with a boosting move can defeat Corsola. If you aren't mono attacking Flareon, add comma you will likely defeat it.</p>
  10. Raseri

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    <p>A Game Freak experiment gone wrong, Corsola is an atrocious Pokemon in NU. Truly, Corsola is a terrible Pokemon. In fact, with its mediocre Corsola's mediocre defensive stats and poor defensive typing,(bye) leave it with weaknesses vulnerable to nearly every common offensive Pokemon in the tier—(dash)it's baffling why Corsola anybody would ever be used use Corsola! However, despite Corsola's many drawbacks, access to Regenerator, Stealth Rock, and a 4x resistance to Fire-type attacks are enough to carve a niche for it. And besides, its just so cute!</p>

    [SET]
    name: World's Cutest Wall
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Recover
    move 3: Scald / Hidden Power Rock
    move 4: Toxic
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is one of the best sets that Corsola can run;(semi) abusing its marvelous ability alongside acceptable bulk to try to use Stealth Rock before fainting. Recover allows Corsola to heal back HP from any attack that fails to OHKO it, so primarily Normal- and Fire-type attacks. Scald is the best option for Corsola to do damage, as it has a 30% chance to burn the opponent, making it easier for Corsola to check physical attackers. Hidden Power Rock can also be used if you have difficulties with Flying-types, particularly Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary, which this set is a hard counter to. Toxic is used in the last slot to give Corsola a chance to cripple one of the many Pokemon that it cannot harm at all, such as Alomomola, Exeggutor, and Tangela.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Corsola's typing is better suited for tanking physical attacks, but a specially defensive EV spread can be used decently. Even fully invested, Corsola is quite frail and should not be used to tank many attacks, as it lacks the sheer bulk needed to do so. Power Gem has more PP than Hidden Power Rock, but is not slashed since Hidden Power Rock has the potential to bluff and should never run out of PP anyways. Essentially, Corsola should only be taking Normal-, Flying-, and Fire-type attacks, as any other will likely KO it. Amoonguss forms a Regenerator core with Corsola and can take on Fighting-, Electric-, and Grass-type attacks for Corsola, whilst Corsola can take Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Amoonguss. Most sweepers appreciate the entry hazard that Corsola provides, so a Corsola on an offensive team isn't unheard of. Bulk Up Braviary really appreciates the Stealth Rock support and also enjoys the status that Corsola can spread, making it easier to set up. Musharna can also set up Calm Mind much easier if the opposition is poisoned, as they can not boost alongside it.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>For such a terrible Pokemon, Corsola has a movepool that stretches to the depths of the ocean. A Choice Band set utilizing Hustle and Head Smash is ridiculously powerful, OHKOing a good portion of the tier, but is not accurate enough to be a true threat. Rocky Helmet allows Corsola to check physical threats better, but the lack of Leftovers recovery makes a huge difference on something as frail as Corsola. Corsola can boost either of its defenses with Amnesia or Barrier, but that is not recommended,(no) as it will likely be OHKOed while trying. Corsola can spread paralysis with through Body Slam, but it is pathetically weak. Corsola can boost its stats with Calm Mind, but will need three or four boosts before it becomes relevant. Corsola can confuse the opposition with Confuse Ray, but all that does is give the opponent a 50% chance to OHKO Corsola. Corsola can use Curse, boosting its physical stats, but needs many boosts before becoming a threat and is weak to many common threats in the tier(optional). The powers of the earth are not unknown to this piece of coral, as it can summon its power or cause quakes! Both are still very weak coming from Corsola though. A set using Focus Sash and Endeavor can allow Corsola to cripple at least one Pokemon in a match, more than you can expect with any other set. Corsola can also use Ingrain to heal a bit of HP each turn; it will never be enough though. Magic Coat is usable to reflect Stealth Rock or Spikes from something that is obviously going to set up, it is very risky though. Corsola can use Mirror Coat to reflect any special attack that it lives; however, those are quite rare. Dual screens are also an option, but do you really think Corsola could ever set both up? If you're looking for an incredibly weak sweeper, try Rock Polish Corsola! It will never accomplish anything. Corsola also has some interesting offensive options, such as Shadow Ball, Stone Edge, Sucker Punch, Surf, and Explosion. None of these will ever do much damage, since they come form a piece of coral.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Countering Corsola isn't hard at all. Any Pokemon not locked into a Fire-type move can probably win. Gurdurr can switch in, Bulk Up with ease, and not feat doesn't fear status at all, making it the best counter. Other Fighting-types, such as Sawk and Emboar, can also OHKO Corsola with ease. Golurk can tank a Scald and OHKO with Earthquake. Ludicolo and Mantine can both set up on Corsola and attack with Giga Drain and Hydro Pump,(comma) respectively. Gorebyss can use Corsola to set up multiple Shell Smashes, allowing it to sweep with ease. Zangoose can easily take out Corsola with Close Combat, or use it to boost if it is packing Swords Dance. Psychic-types,(comma) such as Musharna and Duosion,(comma) can also set up on Corsola and proceed to sweep the other team. Spikes users, such as Garbodor and Cacturne, fear nothing from Corsola and can set up all day. Truly, anything with a boosting move can defeat Corsola. If you aren't mono attacking Flareon, you will likely defeat it.</p>

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    [Overview]

    <p>A Game Freak experiment gone wrong, Corsola is an atrocious Pokemon in NU. Truly, Corsola is a terrible Pokemon. (Repetition) In fact, Corsola's mediocre defensive stats and poor defensive typing leave it vulnerable to nearly every common offensive Pokemon in the tier— its baffling why anyone would ever use Corsola! However, despite Corsola's many drawbacks, access to Regenerator, Stealth Rock, and a 4x resistance to Fire-type attacks are enough to carve a niche for it. And besides, its just so cute!{Remove Space}</p>

    [SET]
    name: World's Cutest Wall
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Recover
    move 3: Scald / Hidden Power Rock
    move 4: Toxic
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is one of the best sets that Corsola can run; abusing its marvelous ability alongside acceptable bulk to try to use Stealth Rock before fainting. Recover allows Corsola to heal back HP from any attack that fails to OHKO it, so primarily Normal- and Fire-type attacks. Scald is the best option for Corsola to do damage, as it has a 30% chance to burn the opponent, making it easier for Corsola to check physical attackers. Hidden Power Rock can also be used if you have difficulties with Flying-types, particularly Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary, which this set is a hard counter to. Toxic is used in the last slot to cripple one of the many Pokemon that it cannot harm at all, such as Alomomola, Exeggutor, and Tangela.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Corsola's typing is better suited for tanking physical attacks, but a specially defensive EV spread can be used decently. Even fully invested, Corsola is quite frail and should not be used to tank many attacks, as it lacks the sheer bulk needed to do so. Power Gem has more PP than Hidden Power Rock, but is not slashed since Hidden Power Rock has the potential to bluff and should never run out of PP anyways. Essentially, Corsola should only be taking Normal-, Flying-, and Fire-type attacks, as any other will likely KO it. Amoonguss forms a Regenerator core with Corsola and can take on Fighting-, Electric-, and Grass-type attacks for Corsola, whilst Corsola can take Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Amoonguss. Most sweepers appreciate the entry hazard Stealth Rock that Corsola provides, so Corsola on an offensive team isn't unheard of. Bulk Up Braviary really appreciates the Stealth Rock support and also enjoys the status that Corsola can spread, making it easier to set up. Musharna can also set up Calm Mind much easier if the opposition is poisoned, as they can not boost alongside it.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>For such a terrible Pokemon, Corsola has a movepool that stretches to the depths of the ocean. A Choice Band set utilizing Hustle and Head Smash is ridiculously powerful, OHKOing a good portion of the tier, but is not accurate enough to be a true threat. Rocky Helmet allows Corsola to check physical threats better, but the lack of Leftovers recovery makes a huge difference on something as frail as Corsola. Corsola can boost its defences with Amnesia or Barrier, but that is not recommended as it will likely be OHKOed while trying to set up. Corsola can spread paralysis with Body Slam, but it is pathetically weak. Corsola can boost with Calm Mind, but will need three or four boosts before it becomes relevant. Corsola can confuse the opposition with Confuse Ray, but all that does is give the opponent a 50% chance to OHKO Corsola. Corsola can use Curse, boosting its physical stats, but needs many boosts before becoming a threat and is weak to many common threats in the tier. The powers of the earth are not unknown to this piece of coral, as it can summon its power or cause quakes! Both are still very weak coming from Corsola though. A set using Focus Sash and Endeavor can cripple at least one Pokemon in a match, more than you can expect with any other set. Corsola can also use Ingrain to heal a bit of HP each turn; it will never be enough though. Magic Coat is usable to reflect Stealth Rock or Spikes from something that is going to set up, it is very risky though. Corsola can use Mirror Coat to reflect any special attack that it lives; however, those are quite rare. Dual screens are also an option, but do you really think Corsola could ever set both up? If you're looking for an incredibly weak sweeper, try Rock Polish Corsola,{Add Comma} it will never accomplish anything! Corsola also has some interesting offensive options, such as Shadow Ball, Stone Edge, Sucker Punch, Surf, and Explosion. None of these will ever do much damage, since they come form a piece of coral.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Countering Corsola isn't hard at all. Any Pokemon not locked into a Fire-type move can probably win. Gurdurr can switch in, Bulk Up, and doesn't fear status at all, making it the best counter. Other Fighting-types, such as Sawk and Emboar, can also OHKO Corsola with ease. Golurk can tank a Scald and OHKO with Earthquake. Ludicolo and Mantine can both set up on Corsola and attack with Giga Drain and Hydro Pump, respectively. Gorebyss can use Corsola to set up multiple Shell Smashes, allowing it to sweep with ease. Zangoose can take out Corsola with Close Combat, or use it to boost if it is packing Swords Dance. Psychic-types, such as Musharna and Duosion, can also set up on Corsola and proceed to sweep the other team. Spikes users, such as Garbodor and Cacturne, fear nothing from Corsola and can set up all day. Truly, anything with a boosting move can defeat Corsola. If you aren't mono attacking Flareon, you will likely defeat it.</p>
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    [Overview]

    <p>A Game Freak experiment gone wrong, Corsola is an atrocious Pokemon in NU. In fact, Corsola's mediocre defensive stats and poor defensive typing leave it vulnerable to nearly every common offensive Pokemon in the tier— it's baffling why anyone would ever use Corsolait! However, despite Corsola's many drawbacks, access to Regenerator, Stealth Rock, and a 4x resistance to Fire-type attacks are just enough to carve a niche for it. And besides, it's just so cute! </p>

    [SET]
    name: World's Cutest Wall
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Recover
    move 3: Scald / Hidden Power Rock
    move 4: Toxic
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is one of the best sets that Corsola can run;, abusing its marvelous ability alongside acceptable bulk to try to use Stealth Rock before fainting. Recover allows Corsola to heal back HP from any attack that fails to OHKO it, so primari&mdash;usually Normal- and Fire-type attacks. Scald is the best option for Corsola to do damage, as it has a 30% chance to burn the opponent, making it easier for Corsola to check physical attackers. Hidden Power Rock can also be used if you have difficulties with Flying-types, particularly Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary, which this set is a hard counter to. Toxic is used in the last slot to cripple Pokemon that it cannot harm at all, such as Alomomola, Exeggutor, and Tangela.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Corsola's typing is better suited for tanking physical attacks, but a specially defensive EV spread can be used decently. Even fully invested, Corsola is quite frail and should not be used to tank many attacks, as it lacks the sheer bulk needed to do so. Power Gem has more PP than Hidden Power Rock, but is not slashed since Hidden Power Rock has the potential to bluff and should never run out of PP anywayregardless. Essentially, Corsola should only be taking Normal-, Flying-, and Fire-type attacks, as any other will likely KO it. Amoonguss can forms a Regenerator core with Corsola and can take on Fighting-, Electric-, and Grass-type attacks for Corsolait, whilst Corsola can take Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Amoonguss. Most sweepers appreciate the Stealth Rock that Corsola provides, so Corsola on an offensive team isn't unheard of. Bulk Up Braviary really appreciates the Stealth Rock support and also enjoys the status that Corsola can spread, making it easier to set up. Musharna can also set up Calm Mind much easier if the opposition is poisoned, as they can not boost alongside it.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>For such a terrible Pokemon, Corsola has a movepool that stretches to the depths of the ocean. A Choice Band set utilizing Hustle and Head Smash is ridiculously powerful, OHKOing a good portion of the tier, but is not accurate enough to be a true threat. Rocky Helmet allows Corsola to check physical threats better, but the lack of Leftovers recovery makes a huge difference on something as frail as Corsola. Corsola can boost its defences with Amnesia or Barrier, but that is not recommended as it will likely be OHKOed while trying to set up. Corsola can spread paralysis with Body Slam, but it is pathetically weak. Corsola can boost with Calm Mind, but will need three or four boosts before it becomes relevant. Corsola can confuse the opposition with Confuse Ray, but all that does is give the opponent a 50% chance to OHKO Corsola. Corsola can use Curse, boosting its physical stats, but needs many boosts before becoming a threat and its weakness to many common threats in the tier makes it difficult to set up. The powers of the earth are not unknown to this piece of coral, as it can summon its power or cause quakes! B, but both are still very weak coming from Corsola though. A set using Focus Sash and Endeavor can cripple at least one Pokemon in a match, more than you can expect with any other set. Corsola can also use Ingrain to heal a bit of HP each turn; it will never be enough though. Magic Coat is usable to reflect Stealth Rock or Spikes from something that is going to set up, but it is very risky though. Corsola can use Mirror Coat to reflect any special attack that it lives; however, those are quite rare. Dual screens are also an option, but do you really think Corsola could ever set both up? If you're looking for an incredibly weak sweeper, try Rock Polish Corsola, Iit will never accomplish anything! Corsola also has some interesting offensive options, such as Shadow Ball, Stone Edge, Sucker Punch, Surf, and Explosion. None of these will ever do much damage, since they come form a piece of coral.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Countering Corsola isn't hard at all. Any Pokemon not locked into a Fire-type move can probably win. Gurdurr can switch in, Bulk Up, and doesn't fear status at all, making it the best counter. Other Fighting-types, such as Sawk and Emboar, can also OHKO Corsola with ease. Golurk can tank a Scald and OHKO with Earthquake. Ludicolo and Mantine can both set up on Corsola and attack with Giga Drain and Hydro Pump, respectively. Gorebyss can use Corsola to set up multiple Shell Smashes, allowing it to sweep with ease. Zangoose can take out Corsola with Close Combat, or use it to boost if it is packrunning Swords Dance. Psychic-types, such as Musharna and Duosion, can also set up on Corsola and proceed to sweep the other team. Spikes users, such as Garbodor and Cacturne, fear nothing from Corsola and can set up all day. Truly, anything with a boosting move can defeat Corsola. If you aren't mono -attacking Flareon, you will likely defeat it.</p>

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    [Overview]

    <p>A Game Freak experiment gone wrong, Corsola is an atrocious Pokemon in NU. In fact, Corsola's mediocre defensive stats and poor defensive typing leave it vulnerable to nearly every common offensive Pokemon in the tier— it's baffling why anyone would ever use it! However, despite Corsola's many drawbacks, access to Regenerator, Stealth Rock, and a 4x resistance to Fire-type attacks are just enough to carve a niche for it. And besides, it's just so cute! </p>

    [SET]
    name: World's Cutest Wall
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Recover
    move 3: Scald / Hidden Power Rock
    move 4: Toxic
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is one of the best sets that Corsola can run, abusing its marvelous ability alongside acceptable bulk to try to use Stealth Rock before fainting. Recover allows Corsola to heal back HP from any attack that fails to OHKO it&mdash;usually Normal- and Fire-type attacks. Scald is the best option for Corsola to do damage, as it has a 30% chance to burn the opponent, making it easier for Corsola to check physical attackers. Hidden Power Rock can also be used if you have difficulties with Flying-types, particularly Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary, which this set is a hard counter to. Toxic is used in the last slot to cripple Pokemon that it cannot harm at all, such as Alomomola, Exeggutor, and Tangela.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Corsola's typing is better suited for tanking physical attacks, but a specially defensive EV spread can be used decently. Even fully invested, Corsola is quite frail and should not be used to tank many attacks, as it lacks the sheer bulk needed to do so. Power Gem has more PP than Hidden Power Rock, but is not slashed since Hidden Power Rock has the potential to bluff and should never run out of PP regardless. Essentially, Corsola should only be taking Normal-, Flying-, and Fire-type attacks, as any other will likely KO it. Amoonguss can form a Regenerator core with Corsola and take Fighting-, Electric-, and Grass-type attacks for it, whilst Corsola can take Fire- and Flying-type attacks for Amoonguss. Most sweepers appreciate the Stealth Rock that Corsola provides, so Corsola on an offensive team isn't unheard of. Bulk Up Braviary really appreciates the Stealth Rock support and also enjoys the status that Corsola can spread, making it easier to set up. Musharna can also set up Calm Mind much easier if the opposition is poisoned, as they can not boost alongside it.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>For such a terrible Pokemon, Corsola has a movepool that stretches to the depths of the ocean. A Choice Band set utilizing Hustle and Head Smash is ridiculously powerful, OHKOing a good portion of the tier, but is not accurate enough to be a true threat. Rocky Helmet allows Corsola to check physical threats better, but the lack of Leftovers recovery makes a huge difference on something as frail as Corsola. Corsola can boost its defences with Amnesia or Barrier, but that is not recommended as it will likely be OHKOed while trying to set up. Corsola can spread paralysis with Body Slam, but it is pathetically weak. Corsola can boost with Calm Mind, but will need three or four boosts before it becomes relevant. Corsola can confuse the opposition with Confuse Ray, but all that does is give the opponent a 50% chance to OHKO Corsola. Corsola can use Curse, boosting its physical stats, but needs many boosts before becoming a threat and its weakness to many common threats in the tier makes it difficult to set up. The powers of the earth are not unknown to this piece of coral, as it can summon its power or cause quakes, but both are still very weak coming from Corsola. A set using Focus Sash and Endeavor can cripple at least one Pokemon in a match, more than you can expect with any other set. Corsola can also use Ingrain to heal a bit of HP each turn; it will never be enough though. Magic Coat is usable to reflect Stealth Rock or Spikes from something that is going to set up, but it is very risky. Corsola can use Mirror Coat to reflect any special attack that it lives; however, those are quite rare. Dual screens are also an option, but do you really think Corsola could ever set both up? If you're looking for an incredibly weak sweeper, try Rock Polish Corsola, it will never accomplish anything! Corsola also has some interesting offensive options, such as Shadow Ball, Stone Edge, Sucker Punch, Surf, and Explosion. None of these will ever do much damage, since they come form a piece of coral.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Countering Corsola isn't hard at all. Any Pokemon not locked into a Fire-type move can probably win. Gurdurr can switch in, Bulk Up, and doesn't fear status at all, making it the best counter. Other Fighting-types, such as Sawk and Emboar, can also OHKO Corsola with ease. Golurk can tank a Scald and OHKO with Earthquake. Ludicolo and Mantine can both set up on Corsola and attack with Giga Drain and Hydro Pump, respectively. Gorebyss can use Corsola to set up multiple Shell Smashes, allowing it to sweep with ease. Zangoose can take out Corsola with Close Combat, or use it to boost if it is running Swords Dance. Psychic-types, such as Musharna and Duosion, can also set up on Corsola and proceed to sweep the other team. Spikes users, such as Garbodor and Cacturne, fear nothing from Corsola and can set up all day. Truly, anything with a boosting move can defeat Corsola. If you aren't mono-attacking Flareon, you will likely defeat it.</p>

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