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Gligar [QC 3/3] [GP 2/2]

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Ace Emerald, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Ace Emerald

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    [Overview]
    <p>Gligar is one of the premier physical walls in UU. With Eviolite boosting its already passable defenses, it is a defensive behemoth able to take even powerful neutral attacks such as Choice Scarf Victini's V-create. Furthermore, it's one of the only Pokemon that can switch safely into all of Heracross's attacks. Switching into battle isn't hard for Gligar, as it's immune to both Spikes and Toxic Spikes and takes only neutral damage from Stealth Rock. It's even hard to cripple, as its Immunity ability protects it from poison. Gligar can support its team by setting up Stealth Rock and crippling opposing Pokemon with Toxic. However, the good news ends here. Gligar has pathetic offensive capabilities, and many Pokemon can use it as setup bait. It can lose momentum in a battle very easily, and give dangerous Pokemon such as Swords Dance Heracross and Nasty Plot Togekiss the chance they need to start a sweep. Gligar also has a crippling Ice-type weakness that allows Pokemon it should wall, such as Mienshao, to bypass its immense physical bulk with Hidden Power Ice. Its Water-type weakness and susceptibility to the burn status means Gligar is also plagued by Scald, a common Water-type move. Gligar has the potential to be a great wall, but users must know how to alleviate its faults.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Defensive
    move 1: Roost
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: U-turn / Toxic
    move 4: Toxic / Taunt / Stealth Rock
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Immunity
    nature: Impish
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>This set aims to use Gligar's enormous physical bulk to wall many dangerous Pokemon in the UU metagame. Roost restores 50% of Gligar's health and allows it to switch into powerful physical attacks multiple times. Earthquake is a reliable STAB move which ensure Gligar isn't complete Taunt bait. Even with Earthquake, Gligar doesn't have a powerful offensive presence, but U-turn can help alleviate this by keeping momentum on Gligar's side of the field. Toxic cripples any bulky Water-types that might try to capitalize on Gligar's Water-type weakness and low Special Defense and also limits the opponent's ability to set up by crippling potential sweepers. Almost all Pokemon that are immune to Toxic are weak to Earthquake, which can make switching into Gligar tricky. Stealth Rock supports Gligar's team by increasing passive damage on the opponents side, while Taunt prevents slower Pokemon from setting up or healing off Toxic damage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>The EV spread maximizes Gligar's ability to take physical hits, which is what is does best. An alternate spread of 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 Spe allows Gligar to outspeed Choice Band Victini after a V-create and OHKO with Earthquake after Stealth Rock damage. Gligar can also use an EV spread of 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe to check Electric-types lacking Hidden Power Ice while still taking physical attacks well. Immunity is the best ability because poisoning would ruin Gligar's walling attempts. Aerial Ace can be used to OHKO Heracross after Stealth Rock damage, ensuring that Gligar can still check Swords Dance Heracross. Substitute eases prediction and allows Gligar to stall slower Pokemon with Toxic. Snorlax is a very good partner as it can take almost any special attack aimed at Gligar. Roserade also has good Special Defense and can take on any bulky Water-type that threatens Gligar. Empoleon has great synergy with Gligar. Not only does Empoleon's excellent Special Defense complement Gligar's great physical Defense, but their types cover the other's weaknesses perfectly. Empoleon can easily switch into Ice- and Water-type attacks aimed at Gligar, while Gligar can switch into Ground-, Fighting-, and Electric-type attacks aimed at Empoleon.</p>

    [Other Options]
    <p>Gligar doesn't have many other options. Knock Off can cripple opposing Pokemon by removing vital items. Gligar has access to both Rain Dance and Sunny Day, which combined with its immense bulk makes it a usable weather starter. Gligar has access to Swords Dance, Rock Polish, and Baton Pass, but that is better done by Mew.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    <p>Bulky Water-types such as Slowbro and Suicune take little from Earthquake and threaten Gligar with a super effective STAB Scald. Grass-types resist Earthquake and can deal a lot of damage to Gligar with high-powered special attacks. Shaymin shakes off Toxic with Natural Cure, while Roserade trades a Ground-type resistance for a Toxic immunity and higher Special Attack. Crobat is immune to both Earthquake and Toxic and can break Gligar's stall by inflicting damage with Brave Bird and preventing recovery with Taunt. Porygon2 can get a Special Attack boost with Download when it switches into Gligar and OHKO it with Ice Beam, but is crippled by Toxic. Froslass takes little from Earthquake, can Taunt Gligar to stop Toxic, and can proceed to OHKO it with STAB Ice Beam or set up layers of Spikes. Many setup sweepers, such as the previously mentioned Swords Dance Heracross and Nasty Plot Togekiss, can use Gligar to set up a sweep.</p>
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    mabye mention the awesome defensive synergy it has with Empoleon? Empoleon 4x resists Ice and resists Water, Gligar's weaknesses, while Gligar is immune to Ground and Electric and resists Fighting. One takes special hits, the other physical hits. Bulky Waters also can't touch Empoleon, who can just Toxic/Grass Knot hem as well.
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    Do ^that if you need to expand teammates during write-up.

    QC Approved 2/3
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    Lets remove the BP set since 1. Mew is in the tier now and 2. no one used it to begin with.

    I'm also reassigning this because Ginku is clearly a humongous (BAN ME PLEASE). Let me know if you want to take it over.
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    GP check. Good job on writing this! There were a couple instances in here where I changed male pronouns to gender neutral ones because you seemed to use those more frequently. However, feel free to use all male pronouns if you want to; either's fine as long as you're consistent. Anyway:
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    [Overview]
    <p>Gligar is one of the premier physical walls in UU. With Eviolite boosting his its already passible passable defenses, he becomes it is a defensive behemoth able to take even powerful neutral attacks like Choice Scarf Victini's V-Create. Furthermore, it's one of the only Pokemon that can switch safely into all of Heracross's attacks. Switching into battle isn't hard for Gligar, as it's immune to both Spikes and Toxic Spikes, (remove comma) and takes only neutral damage from Stealth Rock. It's even hard to cripple Gligar, as its Immunity ability protects it from the poison status. Gligar can support its team by setting up Stealth Rock and crippling opposing Pokemon with Toxic. However, the good news ends here. Gligar has pathetic offensive capabilities (add comma) and many Pokemon can use it as set up setup bait. It can lose momentum in a battle very easily, and give dangerous Pokemon such as Swords Dance Heracross or and Nasty Plot Togekiss the chance they need to start a sweep. Gligar also has a crippling Ice-type weakness that allows Pokemon it would should wall, such as Mienshao, to bypass its immense physical bulk with Hidden Power Ice. Its Water-type weakness and susceptibility to the burn status means Gligar is also plagued by Scald, a common Water-type move. Gligar has the potential to be a great wall, but users must know how to alleviate its faults.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Defensive
    move 1: Roost
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: U-Turn / Toxic
    move 4: Toxic / Taunt / Stealth Rock
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Immunity
    nature: Impish
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>This set aims to use Gligar's gigantic enormous physical bulk to wall many dangerous Pokemon in the UU metagame. Roost restores 50% of Gligar's health and allows him it to switch into powerful physical attacks multiple times. Earthquake is a reliable STAB move which ensure that ensures Gligar isn't complete Taunt bait. Even with Earthquake (add comma) Gligar doesn't have a powerful offensive presence, but U-turn can help alleviate this by keeping momentum on Gligar's side of the field. Toxic cripples any bulky Water-types that may try to capitalize on Gligar's Water-type weakness and low Special Defense, (remove comma) and also limits the opponents (add apostrophe betweet 't' and 's') ability to set up by crippling potential sweepers. Almost all Pokemon that are immune to Toxic are weak to Earthquake, which can make switching into Gligar tricky. Stealth Rock supports Gligar's team by increasing passive damage on the opponents side, while Taunt prevents slower Pokemon from setting up or healing Toxic damage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>The EV spread maximizes Gligar's ability to take physical hits, which is what is does best. An alternate spread of 252 HP / 252 Def / 52 Spe (fix EV spread; I'm guessing its supposed to be something like 252/204/52 but either way this is 48 EVs too many) allows Gligar to outspeed Choice Band Victini after a V-Create and OHKO with Earthquake after Stealth Rock damage. Gligar can also use an EV spread of 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe to check Electric-types lacking Hidden Power Ice while still taking physical attacks well. Immunity is the best ability because poisoning would ruin Gligar's walling attempts. Aerial Ace can be used to OHKO Heracross after Stealth Rock damage and make sure Gligar can still check Swords Dance Heracross. Substitute eases prediction and allows Gligar to stall slower Pokemon with Toxic. Snorlax is a very good partner for Gligar as it can take almost any special attack aimed at Gligar. Roserade also has good Special Defense, (remove comma) and can take on any bulky Water-type that may threaten threatens Gligar. Empoleon has great synergy with Gligar. Not only does Empoleon's good Special Defense complement Gligar's great physical Defense, but their types cover the other's weaknesses perfectly. Empoleon can easily switch into Ice- and Water-type attacks aimed at Gligar, while Gligar can switch into Ground-, Fighting-, and Electric-type attacks aimed at Empoleon.</p>

    [Other Options]
    <p>Gligar doesn't have many other options. Knock Off can cripple opposing Pokemon by removing vital items. Gligar has access to both Rain Dance and Sunny Day, which combined with its immense bulk makes it a usable weather starter. Gligar has access to Swords Dance, Rock Polish, and Baton Pass, but that is better done by Mew.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    <p>Bulky Water-types like Slowbro and Suicune take little from Earthquake and threaten Gligar with a super effective STAB Scald. Grass-types resist Earthquake and can deal a lot of damage to Gligar with high powered special attacks. Shaymin shakes off Toxic with Natural Cure, while Roserade trades a Ground-type resistances resistance for a Toxic immunity and higher Special Attack. Crobat is immune to both Earthquake and Toxic, (remove comma) and can break Gligar's stall by inflicting damage with Brave Bird and preventing recovery with Taunt. Porygon2 can get a Special Attack boost with Download when it switches into Gligar and can OHKO it with Ice Beam, but is crippled by Toxic. Froslass takes little from Earthquake, can Taunt Gligar to stop Toxic, and can proceed to OHKO it with STAB Ice Beam or set up layers of Spikes. Many set up sweepers, such as the previously mentioned Swords Dance Heracross and Nasty Plot Togekiss, can use Gligar to set up a sweep.</p>


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    Implemented!
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    merry christmas colors i'm sure you know which is which :)

    'like' shouldn't be used when giving examples - try stuff like (lol) 'such as', 'in particular', 'especially', 'namely' etc. also, it's 'setup sweepers' and 'V-create' -- but other than that, most everything else was v well-written!

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    Fully implemented, done!
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    Ace Emerald, remember to add spaces between the [SET COMMENTS], [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS], [Other Options], and [Checks and Counters] tags and the text from now on.

    Great job on this otherwise. Uploaded.

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