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Corsola (Update) [QC 3/3] [GP 2/2]

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  1. Lasagne

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    skeleton (open)

    • good defensive typing
    • awesome ability in regenerator, lets it live longer
    • 2 other ok abilities, natural cure is good for getting rid of status easily, and hustle is ok i guess for offensive set (which you really shouldnt be using)
    • terrible stats all around
    • fairly wide movepool
    • beats stuff like kangaskhan, swellow, and breaks SubBU Braviary's subs 100% of the time w/ power gem and 4 spA evs
    • destroyed by grass and fighting types (can hit back against ground types, but they still destroy)
    • only even slightly useful in stall
    [SET]
    name: World's Cutest Wall
    move 1: Power Gem
    move 2: Recover
    move 3: Toxic
    move 4: Stealth Rock / Scald
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Regenerator
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • can take quite a few physical hits well
    • regains health by switching out due to regenerator
    • power gem is the attacking move of choice as it prevents braviary from setting up by breaking its subs and 2HKOs jynx after sr
    • combination of power gem+toxic beats braviary well
    • recover heals so you can survive longer
    • toxic wears down loads of stuff since corsola is pretty much useless offensively
    • stealth rock is used if your team doesnt already have a rocks setter, and scald is useful to do decent damage to some mons and hopefully get some burns
    • is ok at beating normal/flying mons in general

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • good teammates include ones that beat fighting, ground and grass mons, so stuff like musharna and jynx
    • rock blast and rock slide can be used over power gem to do better against pokemon like jynx, but power gem is generally preferred cos braviary is annoying
    • sap sippers like sawsbuck or miltank can absorb grass moves aimed at corsola
    • you can run a specially defensive spread instead but corsolas main purpose is to beat normal/flying mons so its best physically defensive

    [OTHER OPTIONS]
    • offensive options: specs (bad), band (terrible), rock polish (incredibly mediocre)
    • curse
    • parafusion w/ body slam / confuse ray
    • magic coat
    • mirror coat
    • subtoxic

    [CHECKS AND COUNTERS]
    • grass
    • fighting
    • steel/poison
    • anything that doesnt care about toxic - braviary

    [Overview]

    <p>With a good Water / Rock defensive typing, an awesome ability in Regenerator, and a wide movepool, Corsola might seem like a good Pokemon. However, due to its extremely lackluster stats across the board, Corsola is in fact terrible. The only place where Corsola can find even a small niche is in stall, as its access to Stealth Rock, reliable recovery, and many other good options can make it a useful Pokemon to have. One of the biggest niches it has on stall is being able to put a full stop to Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary with the combination of Power Gem and Toxic. However, even on stall teams it faces heavy competition from staple physical walls that can provide more support to their teams than Corsola, including a way of stopping Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary. Recover and Regenerator are the main factors that make Corsola worth using over its competition, with none of the other Pokemon that are capable of stopping Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary having reliable recovery. Corsola also beats many of the tier's staple Pokemon, including Normal- and Flying-types such as Kangaskhan and Swellow. However, it has many exploitable weaknesses that Pokemon such as Roselia can take advantage of.</p>

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

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Corsola can take quite a few physical hits without trouble, partly thanks to its good defensive typing and access to reliable recovery in Recover. This set doesn't just beat Braviary, but also checks a lot of other Normal- and Flying-types such as Swellow, Kangaskhan, and Tauros. Regenerator is also extremely useful, as it enables Corsola to stay alive for much longer and act as a decent pivot. Power Gem is the attacking move of choice as it prevents Braviary from setting up Substitutes against Corsola, breaking them 100% of the time with four Special Attack EVs. Toxic is an essential move for Corsola, as it is the main way of wearing down most Pokemon due to Corsola's lack of offensive presence and its low Base Power moves. Toxic is also vital in defeating Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary, as, alongside Power Gem breaking its Substitutes, Braviary will eventually go down. Stealth Rock is Corsola's move of choice if your team doesn't have a Pokemon with the move, but otherwise Scald is the best choice, as it provides some useful coverage to get decent damage off and a chance to burn on anything it hits.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Good Pokemon to pair alongside Corsola include those that beat the numerous Fighting-, Ground-, and Grass-type Pokemon that reside in NU. Solid candidates for this role include Pokemon such as Musharna, Ludicolo, and Roselia. Musharna provides Heal Bell support, which can heal Corsola of annoying status conditions that reduce its longevity. Roselia can take on special attackers that trouble Corsola while setting up Spikes, which are useful for the stall teams that Corsola often finds its home on. Ludicolo does well against Ground-types, specially attacking Water-types, and Eelektross, all of which give Corsola trouble, while Corsola handles the Flying-types that beat Ludicolo.</p>

    <p>Either Rock Blast or Rock Slide can be used over Power Gem, as Rock Blast breaks through Substitutes and Rock Slide is more powerful. Power Gem is the preferred option though, as the other two moves aren't guaranteed to break Braviary's Substitutes due to the fact that it uses Bulk Up to boost its Defense, and Braviary has no way to boost its Special Defense. A more specially bulky spread can be run instead, but the main purpose of Corsola in the first place is to beat Normal- and Flying-type Pokemon, and a physically defensive spread is far better at accomplishing that.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>With a wide movepool, Corsola has many moves to choose from, though the large majority of them are extremely lackluster. It can go offensive with Choice Specs and multiple special moves with decent power, or Choice Band with Head Smash, which deals a lot of damage to anything that doesn't resist it, even with Corsola's pitiful Attack stat. Rock Polish is another offensive option, but even at +2 Corsola is incredibly slow and has next to no offensive presence, so it won't be dealing much damage to anything without a boost to its offenses. Corsola can choose to set up with Curse, but it will take a while before it can deal any notable damage due to Corsola's low Attack.</p>

    <p>Magic Coat is an interesting option which can deflect back any status moves used by the opponent. With some good prediction, Corsola can prevent Stealth Rock going up on your side of the field, and put them up on your opponent's side at the same time. It's also useful in preventing poisons and burns, which would otherwise wear Corsola down quickly. Mirror Coat can be used to retaliate against special attackers by hitting them back twice as hard, which can be useful for a surprise KO on an unsuspecting Pokemon. Corsola could run a decent SubToxic set utilizing Recover. Substitute is useful for scouting on a switch, and after getting a Toxic off, Corsola regains all the health it lost from Substitute when it switches out thanks to Regenerator.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Any Grass-type carrying a STAB move will make easy work of Corsola, and Fighting-types are in the same position. They can easily outspeed and OHKO with almost any STAB move, and Corsola can't do anything back except Toxic, as Power Gem hardly does any damage at all (especially to the Fighting-types). Roselia is the perfect counter to Corsola; it can take any hit, isn't affected by Toxic, can OHKO with Giga Drain, and uses the free turns to set up Spikes. Ludicolo is in a similar vein, as it doesn't care about any of Corsola's moves except Toxic, and can set up Rain Dance in preparation for a sweep. Gurdurr is the Fighting-type most suited to taking Corsola on, as it doesn't care about any status from Toxic or Scald thanks to Guts, while Sawk and Primeape have to watch out for the burn from Scald as they switch in. Almost every Ground-type can outspeed and OHKO Corsola, though most can't switch in, as they are in danger of taking a decent amount of damage from Scald. Seismitoad is one of the exceptions to this, as it takes hardly any damage from Power Gem, is immune to Scald thanks to Water Absorb, and can deal massive damage with Earth Power or Earthquake. It does have to watch out for Toxic, however. Steel-types, Poison-types, and other Pokemon that don't care about Toxic will do well against Corsola by default, as Toxic is Corsola's primary way of damaging anything. There are exceptions however, as some Pokemon that don't care about Toxic, such as Swellow, have a poor matchup against Corsola.</p>
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  2. Raseri

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    World's Cutest Wall as name pls. It is my legacy.

    Also I don't think Toxic should be listed first. Just for consistency with other analyses, Toxic is generally listed later. I would be fin with it being second though.
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    swapped toxic and power gem cos editing 3 moveslots is too much work

    btw pls discuss ev spread im not sure what the optimal one is
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    add specs set to OO cause thats about all it could do pls
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    1/3 just make sure you talk abut the glorys of CB Hustle Head Smash. Corsola sucks even though its so cute :(
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    dw i will, that set is dabes
    check 2 pls
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    if it beats anything notable (cant think of anything really corsola is ass lol), mention that in the overview

    qc 2/3
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    Kangaskhan, Swellow, Braviary (note that with 4 SpA EVs you always break standard SubBU Braviary sub with Power Gem, quite notable), Articuno (defensive Articuno still wins tho lol), non-Superpower Flareon, Shedinja.

    Nothing that you couldn't use any other Rock-type for, barring the SubBU Brav mention. I would highlight that, but really Corsola is horrid.
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    ok ill write this up at some point
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    Lasagne21 can you still do this? I know you want a badge :)
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    THIS IS WRITTEN QC COME@ME
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    [Overview]
    Since you mention it's niche on stall, I would also mention how even there it has a lot of competition. There are better physical walls (Alomomola, Tangela, Regirock, Metang, Bronzor) that take on similar things and better SubBU Brav counters as well (Regirock, Bastiodon to an extend, Eelektross, Metang). It would be better to grab 2 or just one of the ones that overlaps in that list than a single Corsola, but it's not that bad if you are limited in space. Emphasize Recover and Regenerator as another reason to use it as well, a lot of physical walls I listed don't have reliable recovery while none of the SuBU Brav counters have any.

    [SET COMMENTS]
    "Power Gem is the attacking move of choice as it prevents Braviary from setting up Substitutes, thought it only breaks them 100% of the time with 4 Special Attack EVs" This sentence stood out to me because the way it's worded kind of makes it seem likes it's not really a good thing. Saying: "Power Gem is the attacking move of choice as it prevents Braviary from setting up Substitutes, breaking them 100% of the time with 4 Special Attack EVs." would be better.

    I would move the SubBU Braviary mention after you mention Toxic, because it seems kind of weird to mention Toxic then explain it later. From there rewording the sentence so it fits the new context would be good. Some like: "Toxic is also vital in defeating SubBU Braviary as alongside Power Gem breaking its Substitutes, Braviary eventually go down." The last sentence is also better suited at the top rather than at the very end, preferably after the 1st sentence as example of the physical Pokemon it beats.

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    "Good Pokemon to pair alongside Corsola include those that beat the numerous Fighting, Ground, and Grass Pokemon that reside in NU. Solid candidates for this role are Pokemon like Jynx and Musharna." Jynx doesn't resist any of those and gets owned by all Fighting-types and Ground-types in NU. Musharna is a great partner though as it can indeed take on all of those Pokemon and has Heal Bell to support Corsola. Definitely make mention of Heal Bell.

    The other partners seem out of place as in the Overview and Set Comments you're selling it as a defensive/stall Pokemon. Honestly I would scrap the whole first paragraph minus mention of Musharna and its Heal Bell support in favor of better partners. That being said partners for Corsola in defensive/balance teams would include Roselia, (good type synergy and Roselia sets up Spikes and takes on special attackers than can get the jump on Corsola) Ludicolo (share a Water-typing but no weaknesses. Colo takes on Grounds, Eelektross, and special Water-types while Corsola can take on Flying-types)

    On the Rock Blast and Rock Slide mentions, Braviary does not have higher natural Defense. The reason to not use them is because Braviary will be boosting its Defense with Bulk Up while it has no way of boosting is Special Attack. Braviary is important enough that Power Gem is the only option that should be used, even if the physical ones are better for hitting Jynx.

    [Other Options]
    Body Slam + Confuse Ray sounds gimmicky it shouldn't even be listed in OO lol. Everything else looked fine.

    [Checks and Counters]
    You can specifically mention Gurdurr in here as it doesn't care much about a Toxic or Scald burn thanks to Guts and takes nothing from Power Gem. At least other Fighters like Sawk or Ape would be a little scared of switching into Scald and getting burned. Seismitoad EQ does not OHKO Earthquake; for situations like these something like "deal massive damage with Epower and EQ" would be better. The last sentence could be rephrased or rewritten, it just seems a little awkward right now and Braviary very much cares about getting Toxic'd (not that it would switch in anyways unless CB Superpower) Something better would be a mention of Swellow and Scolipede instead, Scolipede doesn't care about Toxic but it def cares about Power Gem.

    On a side note, there are some things you can check over as well such as changing "Steath Rocks" over to "Stealth Rock", "2hkoes" over to "2HKOes", and changing the tags to the way I have them, with only SET COMMENTS, SET, and ADDITIONAL COMMENTS in all caps.

    Lasagne21 Implement pls and I'll stamp it if I don't die until next week again :)
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    k done now thx ebeast for all the help over irc :)
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    [AC]
    " Solid candidates for this role include Pokemon like Musharna." "Roselia and Ludicolo also serve as good partners for Corsola." Combine these together, then remove the "In Addition," part of the following sentence so it fits with the new context. For example "Musharna's Heal Bell and any other cleric is useful to have" sounds a little awkward. Something like "Musharna provides Heal Bell support, which can heal Corsola of annoying status conditions that reduce its longevity." would be better because it both specifically talks about Mushy as a partner and how Heal Bell support is useful in general.

    [Checks and Counters]
    Roselia is not almost the perfect counter, it is the perfect counter. Takes nothing from its attack, Natural Cure for Scald burns, immune to Toxic, hits 4x SE, and sets up Spikes. On the Ludicolo mention the ", starting with a OHKO on Corsola" seems unneeded. Very nitpicky of me tho.

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    [Overview]

    <p>With a good defensive typing in Water(space)/(space)Rock, an awesome ability in Regenerator, and a wide movepool, Corsola might seem like a good Pokemon. However, due to its extremely lackluster stats across the board, Corsola is in fact terrible. The only place where Corsola can really find even a small niche is in stall, as its access to Stealth Rock, reliable recovery,(AC) and many other good options can make it a useful Pokemon to have. One of the biggest niches it has on stall is being able to put a full stop to Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary with the combination of Power Gem and Toxic. However, even on stall teams it faces heavy competition with from staple physical walls that can provide more support to their teams than Corsola, including a way of stopping Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary. Recover and Regenerator are the main factors that make Corsola worth using over its competition, with none of the other Pokemon that are capable of stopping Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary having reliable recovery. Corsola also beats many of the tier'(apostrophe)s staple Pokemon, including Normal- and Flying-types such as Kangaskhan and Swellow. It has many abusable(NO ABOOSE) exploitable weaknesses that Pokemon like such as Roselia can take advantage of.</p>

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

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Corsola can take quite a few physical hits without trouble, partly thanks to its good defensive typing and access to reliable recovery in Recover. This set doesn't just beat Braviary, but also checks a lot of other Normal- and Flying-types such as Swellow, Kangaskhan,(AC) and Tauros. Regenerator is also extremely useful, as it enables Corsola to stay alive for much longer and act as a decent pivot.(i think this is what you mean??) Power Gem is the attacking move of choice as it prevents Braviary from setting up Substitutes against Corsola, breaking them 100% of the time with 4 Special Attack EVs. Power Gem also 2HKOs 2HKOes Jynx after Stealth Rock, which is one of the few relevant things Corsola is able to check, after Stealth Rock. Toxic is an essential move for Corsola, as it is the main way of wearing down most Pokemon due to Corsola's lack of offensive presence and weak bBase pPower moves. Toxic is also vital in defeating Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary as alongside Power Gem breaking its Substitutes, Braviary will eventually go down. Stealth Rock is your Corsola's move of choice if your team doesn't yet have a Pokemon with the move, but otherwise Scald is the best choice, as it provides some useful coverage to get decent damage off and a guaranteed chance to(i mean, what you said IS true, but you shouldn't say that in analyses) burn on anything it hits.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Good Pokemon to pair alongside Corsola include those that beat the numerous Fighting-, Ground-, and Grass-type Pokemon that reside in NU. Solid candidates for this role include Pokemon like Musharna, Ludicolo,(AC) and Roselia. Musharna provides Heal Bell support, which can heal Corsola of annoying status conditions that reduce its longevity. Roselia can take on special attackers that trouble Corsola while setting up Spikes, which are useful for the stall teams that Corsola often finds its home on. Ludicolo does well against Ground-types, specially attacking Water-types,(AC) and Eelektross, all of which give Corsola trouble, while Corsola handles the Flying-types that beat Ludicolo.</p>

    <p>Either Rock Blast or Rock Slide can be used over Power Gem, as Rock Blast breaks through Substitutes and Rock Slide is more powerful. Power Gem is the preferred option though, as the other two moves aren't guaranteed to break Braviary's subs Substitutes due to the fact that it uses Bulk Up to boost its Defense, and has no way to boost its Special Defense. Since this one of the only reasons to use Corsola, Power Gem is generally the better choice, even though the other options do better against Pokemon like Jynx. A more specially bulky spread can be ran run instead, but the main purpose of Corsola in the first place is to beat Normal- and Flying-type Pokemon, so and a physically defensive spread is far better at accomplishing that.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>With a wide movepool, Corsola has many moves to choose from, though the large majority of them are extremely lackluster. It can go offensive with Choice Specs and multiple special moves with decent power, or Choice Band with Head Smash, which deals a lot of damage to anything that doesn't resist it, even with Corsola's pitiful Attack stat. Rock Polish is another offensive option, but even at +2 Corsola is still incredibly slow and has next to no offensive presence, so it won't be dealing much damage to anything without a boost to its offenses. You Corsola can choose to set up with Curse, but it will take a while before it can deal any notable damage due to Corsola's low Attack.</p>

    <p>Magic Coat is an interesting option which can deflect back any status moves used by the opponent. With some good prediction, you Corsola can prevent Stealth Rock going up on your side of the field, and put them up on your opponent's side at the same time. It's also useful in preventing poisons and burns, which would otherwise wear you it down quickly. Mirror Coat can be used to retaliate against special attackers by hitting them back twice as hard, which can be useful for a surprise KO on an unsuspecting Pokemon. Corsola could run a decent SubToxic set utilizing Recover. Substitute is useful for scouting on a switch, and after getting a Toxic off, Corsola regains all the health it lost from Substitute when it switches out thanks to Regenerator.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Any Grass-type carrying a STAB move will make easy work of Corsola, and Fighting-types are in the same position. They can easily outspeed and OHKO with almost any STAB move, and Corsola can't do anything back except Toxic, as Power Gem hardly does any damage at all (especially to the Fighting-types). Roselia is the perfect counter to Corsola; it can take any hit, isn't affected by Toxic, can OHKO with Giga Drain, and uses the free turns to set up Spikes. Ludicolo is in a similar vein, as it doesn't care about any of Corsola's moves except Toxic, and can set up Rain Dance in preparation for a sweep. Gurdurr is the Fighting-type most suited to taking Corsola on, as it doesn't care about any status from Toxic or Scald thanks to Guts, while Sawk and Primeape have to watch out for the burn from Scald as they switch in. Almost every Ground-type can outspeed and OHKO Corsola, though most can't switch in, as they are in danger of taking a decent amount of damage from Scald. Seismitoad is one of the exceptions to this, as it takes hardly any damage from Power Gem, is immune to Scald thanks to Water Absorb, and can deal massive damage with Earth Power or Earthquake. It does have to watch out for Toxic, however. Steel-types, Poison-types,(AC) and other Pokemon that don't care about Toxic will do well against Corsola by default, since as Toxic is Corsola's primary way of damaging anything. There are exceptions however, as some Pokemon that don't care about Toxic, such as Scolipede and Swellow, have a poor match(space)up against Corsola.</p>

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    Lasagne21 do implement pls

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    [Overview]

    <p>With a good defensive typing in Water / Rock, an awesome ability in Regenerator, and a wide movepool, Corsola might seem like a good Pokemon. However, due to its extremely lackluster stats across the board, Corsola is in fact terrible. The only place where Corsola can really find even a small niche is in stall, as its access to Stealth Rock, reliable recovery, and many other good options can make it a useful Pokemon to have. One of the biggest niches it has on stall is being able to put a full stop to Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary with the combination of Power Gem and Toxic. However, even on stall teams it faces heavy competition from staple physical walls that can provide more support to their teams than Corsola, including a way of stopping Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary. Recover and Regenerator are the main factors that make Corsola worth using over its competition, with none of the other Pokemon that are capable of stopping Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary having reliable recovery. Corsola also beats many of the tier's staple Pokemon, including Normal- and Flying-types such as Kangaskhan and Swellow. It However, it has many exploitable weaknesses that Pokemon such as Roselia can take advantage of.</p>

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

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Corsola can take quite a few physical hits without trouble, partly thanks to its good defensive typing and access to reliable recovery in Recover. This set doesn't just beat Braviary, but also checks a lot of other Normal- and Flying-types such as Swellow, Kangaskhan, and Tauros. Regenerator is also extremely useful, as it enables Corsola to stay alive for much longer and act as a decent pivot. Power Gem is the attacking move of choice as it prevents Braviary from setting up Substitutes against Corsola, breaking them 100% of the time with 4 Special Attack EVs. Power Gem also 2HKOes Jynx, which is one of the few relevant things Corsola is able to check, after Stealth Rock. Toxic is an essential move for Corsola, as it is the main way of wearing down most Pokemon due to Corsola's lack of offensive presence and weak its low Base Power moves. Toxic is also vital in defeating Substitute + Bulk Up Braviary,(AC) as, (AC) alongside Power Gem breaking its Substitutes, Braviary will eventually go down. Stealth Rock is Corsola's move of choice if your team doesn't have a Pokemon with the move, but otherwise Scald is the best choice, as it provides some useful coverage to get decent damage off and a chance to burn on anything it hits.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Good Pokemon to pair alongside Corsola include those that beat the numerous Fighting-, Ground-, and Grass-type Pokemon that reside in NU. Solid candidates for this role include Pokemon like Musharna, Ludicolo, and Roselia. Musharna provides Heal Bell support, which can heal Corsola of annoying status conditions that reduce its longevity. Roselia can take on special attackers that trouble Corsola while setting up Spikes, which are useful for the stall teams that Corsola often finds its home on. Ludicolo does well against Ground-types, specially attacking Water-types, and Eelektross, all of which give Corsola trouble, while Corsola handles the Flying-types that beat Ludicolo.</p>

    <p>Either Rock Blast or Rock Slide can be used over Power Gem, as Rock Blast breaks through Substitutes and Rock Slide is more powerful. Power Gem is the preferred option though, as the other two moves aren't guaranteed to break Braviary's Substitutes due to the fact that it uses Bulk Up to boost its Defense, and has no way to boost its Special Defense. Since this one of the only reasons to use Corsola, Power Gem is generally the better choice, even though the other options do better against Pokemon like Jynx. A more specially bulky spread can be run instead, but the main purpose of Corsola in the first place is to beat Normal- and Flying-type Pokemon, and a physically defensive spread is far better at accomplishing that.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>With a wide movepool, Corsola has many moves to choose from, though the large majority of them are extremely lackluster. It can go offensive with Choice Specs and multiple special moves with decent power, or Choice Band with Head Smash, which deals a lot of damage to anything that doesn't resist it, even with Corsola's pitiful Attack stat. Rock Polish is another offensive option, but even at +2 Corsola is still incredibly slow and has next to no offensive presence, so it won't be dealing much damage to anything without a boost to its offenses. Corsola can choose to set up with Curse, but it will take a while before it can deal any notable damage due to Corsola's low Attack.</p>

    <p>Magic Coat is an interesting option which can deflect back any status moves used by the opponent. With some good prediction, Corsola can prevent Stealth Rock going up on your side of the field, and put them up on your opponent's side at the same time. It's also useful in preventing poisons and burns, which would otherwise wear it Corsola down quickly. Mirror Coat can be used to retaliate against special attackers by hitting them back twice as hard, which can be useful for a surprise KO on an unsuspecting Pokemon. Corsola could run a decent SubToxic set utilizing Recover. Substitute is useful for scouting on a switch, and after getting a Toxic off, Corsola regains all the health it lost from Substitute when it switches out thanks to Regenerator.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Any Grass-type carrying a STAB move will make easy work of Corsola, and Fighting-types are in the same position. They can easily outspeed and OHKO with almost any STAB move, and Corsola can't do anything back except Toxic, as Power Gem hardly does any damage at all (especially to the Fighting-types). Roselia is the perfect counter to Corsola; it can take any hit, isn't affected by Toxic, can OHKO with Giga Drain, and uses the free turns to set up Spikes. Ludicolo is in a similar vein, as it doesn't care about any of Corsola's moves except Toxic, and can set up Rain Dance in preparation for a sweep. Gurdurr is the Fighting-type most suited to taking Corsola on, as it doesn't care about any status from Toxic or Scald thanks to Guts, while Sawk and Primeape have to watch out for the burn from Scald as they switch in. Almost every Ground-type can outspeed and OHKO Corsola, though most can't switch in, as they are in danger of taking a decent amount of damage from Scald. Seismitoad is one of the exceptions to this, as it takes hardly any damage from Power Gem, is immune to Scald thanks to Water Absorb, and can deal massive damage with Earth Power or Earthquake. It does have to watch out for Toxic, however. Steel-types, Poison-types, and other Pokemon that don't care about Toxic will do well against Corsola by default, as Toxic is Corsola's primary way of damaging anything. There are exceptions however, as some Pokemon that don't care about Toxic, such as Scolipede and Swellow, have a poor matchup against Corsola.</p>
  21. piikachuu

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    i'll stamp that with a few changes

    With a good Water / Rock defensive typing

    i dont really like + signs in this manner, so replace them with and
    it happens twice more in the overview and once the the set comments

    4 -> four

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    like -> such as

    everything else looks fine, gp 2/2
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    added and ready for upload once raseri stops being useless and figures out scms


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    ^ Kingler12345 convinced me that it was right, so if you could change that back >_>

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    Ok its actually done now :)
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