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Jynx (BW2 Revamp)

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    Jynx

    [Overview]

    <p>A remnant of the rebellious late 90's fashion trends, Jynx's competitive merits are by no means as grotesque as her aesthetics. Sporting an excellent base 115 Special Attack, coupled with a superb base 95 Speed, Jynx is one of the most potent special attackers in RU. Dream World bestowed Jynx with one amazing ability, Dry Skin. With Dry Skin, Jynx can set up on bulky Water-types such as Lanturn and Alomomola. Moreover, Jynx's signature move Lovely Kiss allows her to incapacitate almost any opponent, then taking advantage of the situation to set up a Substitute or acquire a Nasty Plot boost.</p>

    <p> Unfortunately, the bane of Jynx's existence is her frailty, horrendous defensive typing, and her Stealth Rock weakness. To make matters worse, priority attackers run rampant in RU and almost all of them can outright OHKO Jynx. Jynx's movepool doesn't give her any relief either, as she frequently has to rely on two inaccurate moves in Lovely Kiss and Focus Blast to sweep; if either of the aforementioned moves miss, it will likely mean the end of Jynx. While taking an attack isn't in her best interest, dishing one out most certainly is. When played to her strengths, Jynx's offensive is daunting.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special Attacker
    move 1: Ice Beam
    move 2: Psyshock
    move 3: Focus Blast / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Lovely Kiss
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Coalescing Jynx's pivotal attributes of Speed, power, coverage, and a reliable sleeping move, Jynx is able reach her full offensive potential with this set. Ice Beam is Jynx's most powerful reliable move, OHKOing bulky Pokemon such as Druddigon and Braviary. Psyshock targets Pokemon that Ice Beam cannot break past, namely pesky special walls such as Clefable, Cryogonal, and Lanturn. Focus Blast destroys Steel-types such as Steelix and Magneton. Due to Focus Blast's unappealing accuracy, Hidden Power Fire can be used. On top of the improved accuracy, Hidden Power Fire has the added bonus of OHKOing Durant and Escavalier. With Lovely Kiss, Jynx can potentially disable a counter for the entirety of the match; from there, Jynx can bombard the foe with attacks or let a teammate remove it.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Energy Ball is an option to nail Slowking, who would otherwise wall Jynx. If Jynx has support from Snover, she can even utilize Blizzard to OHKO such Pokemon as Quagsire and Steelix after Stealth Rock. Nasty Plot and Psychic are two other options. Psychic hits physical walls such as Hariyama and Alomomola, while Nasty Plot boosts Jynx's Special Attack to terrifying levels. Finally, Jynx can use Choice Specs to boost her power without the cost of recoil. If Jynx does use Choice Specs, she should probably use Trick over Lovely Kiss, giving up a sleep move but allowing her to cripple a wall such as Slowking.</p>

    <p>Stealth Rock support from both Crustle and Golurk allow Jynx to OHKO Electivire with Ice Beam and Bouffalant with Focus Blast. Golurk and Crustle work well with Jynx, as they can remove a slew of her counters such as Entei, Magneton, and Slowking. Speaking of Stealth Rock, the pointed stones limit Jynx's switching opportunities. Thus, Kabutops partners well with Jynx, eliminating Stealth Rock and dealing with troublesome Fire-types. In return, Jynx can take out Rotom-C and Lilligant, two problematic Grass-types. Just like Kabutops, Poliwrath and Slowking can take on an array of pesky Fire-types like Typhlosion and Entei.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute + Nasty Plot
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Lovely Kiss
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 8 HP / 248 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Jynx's poor bulk makes her vulnerable to priority attacks and faster threats. An intact Substitute mitigates this flaw. Nasty Plot is the second most important aspect of the set, after a few boosts, Jynx will be powerful enough to 2HKO Slowking and Lanturn, Pokemon who resist her attacks. Ice Beam is the chosen attack because no Pokemon is immune to Ice-type attacks, meaning Jynx can even plow through resists after a Nasty Plot boost or two. Lovely Kiss ensures that Jynx gets to set up at least one Nasty Plot by disabling a counter or a faster revenge killer.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Life Orb can be used over Leftovers to gain a power boost, however, it will limit the amount of times Jynx can set up a Substitute and make her reliant on Wish support from either Clefable or Alomomola. Psychic or Psyshock can be used over Lovely Kiss so that Jynx isn't walled by Fire- and Water-type Pokemon. Do keep in mind that, without Lovely Kiss, Jynx will accumulate fewer boosts on average.</p>

    <p>Snover support is highly recommended because Jynx can then use Blizzard, allowing her to break past defensive teams more easily. For example, at +4 Jynx can 2HKO Slowking, Lanturn, Cryogonal, and specially defensive Magneton after Stealth Rock. Ferroseed and Steelix can both set up Stealth Rock and deal with Cinccino, a troublesome Pokemon for any Substitute user. Rapid Spin support from Cryogonal and Kabutops is not necessary, however, it extends Jynx's longevity, giving her more opportunities to come in and set up. Roselia, Omastar, and Qwilfish can set up Toxic Spikes in order to break down resilient walls; they can also set up Spikes to soften up the opposing team. Offensive Grass-types such as Sceptile and Lilligant can break through bulky Water-types, letting Jynx sweep more easily. In the same vein, Fighting-types like Gallade and Fire-types such as Moltres can destroy the plethora of Steel-types that harry Jynx.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Ice Beam
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Focus Blast
    move 4: Trick / Lovely Kiss
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to her good movepool, incredible damage output, and great Speed, Jynx can effectively run a Choice Scarf. Ice Beam allows Jynx to OHKO +1 Lilligant and Choice Scarf Moltres after Stealth Rock. Psychic lets Jynx revenge kill a weakened Feraligatr and Kabutops, as both of them will be unable to touch Jynx with Aqua Jet thanks to her ability, Dry Skin. Choice Scarf Jynx is able to outspeed Cinccino, Durant, +2 Omastar, and +2 Aggron and OHKO them with Focus Blast after Stealth Rock. Trick can be used to cripple Slowking, while Lovely Kiss can put a threatening Pokemon like +2 Escavalier out of commission.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs maximize Jynx's Speed and Special Attack, making the most of her power. The other four EVs are put into Defense rather than HP to let Jynx switch in on Stealth Rock four times before dying. Energy Ball allows Jynx to more reliably revenge kill Feraligatr and Kabutops. Psyshock can be used to target specially defensive Pokemon like Lanturn and Cryogonal.</p>

    <p>When supported by Snover, Jynx is able to use Blizzard, allowing her to always OHKO +1 Lilligant. Speaking of support, powerful wallbreakers such as Moltres, Absol, Gallade, and Sceptile are needed in order to soften up the opposing team, allowing Jynx to clean up fairly easily. Entry hazard support from Druddigon and Aerodactyl is also helpful in chipping away at the opposing team. Rapid Spin support from Cryogonal and Kabutops is useful because Jynx will not be restricted to the amount of times it can switch in. Finally, Pokemon who can get rid of priority users like Spiritomb are also good partners. Of those Pokemon, Klinklang and Aggron can use Spiritomb as setup bait.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Jynx can use her well-known Luna set; a Calm Mind set with max HP and Speed. Luna is not quite as effective is it used to be due to the offensive nature of the current metagame; however, with stall teams becoming more common, the Luna set is an incredible weapon against the aforementioned archetype. Taunt can be used to stop slower Pokemon from setting up effects, especially Stealth Rock. In a similar vein, Magic Coat can bounce back entry hazards or status afflictions. Signal Beam is an interesting attack that can target both Psychic- and Dark-type Pokemon; however, Ice Beam will usually hit harder. Due to Jynx's frailty, Focus Sash can be used, giving her more opportunities to attack. Grass Knot hits Slowking harder than Energy Ball, but it does very little to Lanturn, making it an inferior choice. Finally, Shadow Ball can target Psychic- and Ghost-type Pokemon making it an acceptable option as well.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Countering Jynx can be cumbersome before Sleep Clause is activated; once it is, Slowking is Jynx's best counter. Slowking takes very little from most of Jynx's attacks and can melt her with Fire Blast; however, Slowking has to avoid an Energy Ball or a boosted Blizzard. Cryogonal and defensive Magneton can both check Jynx fairly well. Cryogonal has to watch out for Psyshock while Magneton has to steer clear of Focus Blast. Specially defensive Escavalier is also a great check so long as Jynx does not have Hidden Power Fire. Entei's great bulk, resistance to Ice-type attacks, and powerful priority move in ExtremeSpeed make it one of the best Jynx checks in RU. Speaking of priority attacks, Choice Band Spiritomb, Absol, Gallade, and Hariyama can all take advantage of Jynx's pathetic defenses and revenge kill her with their priority moves. Absol, Spiritomb, and Escavalier can even Pursuit trap Jynx on a predicted switch.</p>

    <p>Stealth Rock helps deal with Jynx, as the residual damage piles up quickly, especially if she uses Life Orb. Finally, because of Jynx's lackluster defenses, any Pokemon that is faster than Jynx and carries a strong neutral attack can outright OHKO her. Cinccino gets a special mention as it is even able to revenge kill Jynx behind a Substitute thanks to Rock Blast and Tail Slap. Accelgor, Galvantula, and Archeops can all outspeed Jynx and OHKO with their powerful STABs. So long as Stealth Rock is not on the field, Typhlosion can switch in once on Jynx and OHKO with Fire Blast.</p>


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    [Overview]
    • Great offensive movepool consiting of Focus Blast, Energy Ball, and of course its STAB attacks Ice Beam and Psychic
    • Good base 95 Speed allows it to outpace a vast majority of the RU tier, while an excellent Base 115 SpA allows it to sweep teams with ease
    • Reliable sleeping move in Lovely Kiss allows it to incapacitate its opponents, while two good boosting moves in Calm Mind and Nasty Plot give it plenty of versatility as a sweeper
    • With the resurgence of hail in RU, Jynx can now use Blizzard instead of Ice Beam. Coupled with passive hail damage Jynx can achieve a wider variety of OHKO's and 2HKO's then Ice Beam would normally allow
    • Legality issues in regards to Dry Skin and Trick are a thing of the past thanks to the new move tutors. This gives Jynx's choice sets much more potency
    • Pathetic HP stat and Defense stat along with an awful defensive typing means Jynx will have difficulty taking even Neutral Physical attacks let alone super effective ones
    • Has to rely on the inaccurate Focus blast and Lovely Kiss; b/c Jynx is frail it will often be KO'd if it misses those crucial attacks
    • Vulnerable to almost every priority move and weakness to Stealth Rock makes it difficult for Jynx to constantly switch in and attack

    [SET]
    name: Special Attacker
    move 1: Ice Beam
    move 2: Psyshock
    move 3: Focus Blast / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Lovely Kiss
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • This set takes all of Jynx's best offensive attributes such as speed, power, coverage, and a reliable sleeping move all into one set
    • Psyshock allows Jynx to get past special walls such as Lanturn and Cyrogonal with ease
    • Hidden Power Fire allows Jynx to OHKO Durant and escavalier on the switch
    • Focus Blast completes the coverage and lets Jynx nail Steel-types, who would otherwise wall her STAB attacks
    • In the final slot lovely kiss and Trick both have the potential to render a counter useless for the rest of the match while Nasty Plot augments Jynx's offensive capabilities
    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • Energy ball allows Jynx to hit Slowking for Super effective damage, a pokemon that would otherwise wall Jynx
    • If using Blizzard, snover is a mandatory support pokemon in order to beef up the accuracy of Blizzard
    • Crawdaunt, Magneton, Rhydon, and Hariyama all make excellent offensive partners as they are able to remove Pokemon that would otherwise wall Jynx
    • Hazard support from pokemon such Druddigon and Qwilfish lets Jynx plow through teams more easily
    • Rapid spin support from Kabutops, Cyrogonal, and the hitmons is much needed in extending Jynx's longevity
    • Blizzard on hail teams, Psychic over Psyshock, and Nasty Plot to setup
    • Specs+Trick

    [SET]
    name: Substitute + Nasty Plot
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Lovely Kiss
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 8 HP / 248 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • This set covers most of Jynx's flaws such as Vulnerability to priority attacks
    • Substitute is one of the more important aspects to the set's success, as it allows Jynx to dodge priority
    • Nasty Plot gives Jynx an imeditate power boost, enough so that even pokemon who resist her Ice attacks will fall after a boosted hit
    • Lovely Kiss allows it to setup on a counter or potentially disable a pokemon that would attempt to nullify her boost or phase out jynx
    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • Snover support, SR + hail damage allows it to 2HKO all of its standard counters such as standard slowking, rest-talk Lanturn, specially defensive cryogonal,
      and specially defensive magneton, at +4 with Blizzard
    • Stealth Rock is crucial in order to achice the above KO's, Steelix, Crustle, Aerodactyl, and Druddigon can all setup Stealth Rock to aid Jynx
    • Qwilfish and Omastar can provide spikes support which further helps Jynx sweep, roselia can do the same and also provide Toxic Spikes support to break down troublesome walls such as Slowking and Lanturn
    • Life Orb can be used over Leftovers so that Jynx can acquire more power, however this limits Jynx to the amount of times in can setup a sub and switch in
    • Rapid spin support from Kabutops, Cyrogonal, and the hitmons is much needed in extending Jynx's longevity
    • Blizzard is to be used on hail teams as the extra power is useful, however Ice Beam should be used on teams were snover is not present
    • Psychic and Psyshock over Lovely Kiss

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Ice Beam
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Focus Blast
    move 4: Trick / Lovely Kiss
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • Thanks to its high base power attacks and access to Blizzard, Jynx makes an excellent revenge killer for hail teams
    • Focus blast allows Jynx to take care of steel-types who would otherwise wall it
    • Psychic nails fighting-types such as hariyama and poliwrath, both of which are troublesome without it
    • Trick and Lovely Kiss are two different ways Jynx can cripple a wall, and both have their merits over the other
    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • Needs wall breakers to work. Sceptile, Gallade, moltres, and absol are all perfect partners to soften up the oppositions core and give Jynx some leg room to sweep
    • Snover support lets it use blizzard along with hazards from Aerodactyl and Druddigon further guarantee the prospect of a Jynx Sweep
    • In terms of other offensive options energy ball can be used to hit slowking, while Psyshock can be used to nail cyrogonal and lanturn
    [Other Options]
    • Luna
    • Heal Bell
    • Magic Coat
    • Signal Beam
    • Grass Knot
    • Shadow Ball
    • Wish
    • Hail
    • Dual Screens
    • Counter Sash
    [Checks and Counters]
    • Stealth Rock really hurts Jynx as outside of wish and wish support, Jynx has no way to heal herself and will be gradually worn out
    • slowking can beat most variants of Jynx and break her Subs with Psyshock / Fire Blast, though it has to watch out for lovely kiss and a boosted blizzard / energy ball
    • Lanturn can do the same thing, although rest-talk variants aren't as vulnerable to lovely kiss, but a boosted Psyshock could spell doom
    • cyrogonal is a decent check and only has to watch out of focus blast or the uncommon psyshock
    • magneton(defensive) and escavalier only have to worry about Focus Blast, escavalier can even pursuit trap a fleeing Jynx
    • With Entei's great bulk and access to powerful priority, along with resistance to Ice attacks it also is a great check, though it has to watch out for Lovely Kiss and Psychic attacks
    • Cinccinno has the capability to break past Jynx's sub and OHKO her, though it cannot switch into any of her attacks, in the same regard Galvantula and Typhlosion can also revenge kill Jynx
    • powerful priority attacks from the likes of absol, spiritomb, gallade, and hariyama can easily OHKO Jynx
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    Ready for checks. I had a feeling a certain RU mod wanted me to finish these analyses...
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    Blizzard is not worth a slash in the nasty plot set. It has a measly 8 PP, meaning that it can run out early in the match. Ice beam is definetly the better choice, even on hail teams.
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    In my opinion Special Attacker jynx should probably be the first set instead SubNP, the extra coverage and power provided is a big help, allowing her to get past various Pokemon her subNP set cannot beat and/or has trouble beating, such as Cryogonal and Entei, who really hate getting hit by a STAB Psychic move, Substitute+Nasty Plot's still a good set though, and should stay as the second set.

    As for the Special Attacker set itself, i'd probably slash Psyshock over Psychic to get the more powerful hit on Cryogonal,Clefable, Lanturn and Specially Defensive Gallade (the latter for outside of hail only, Blizzard 2hkos in the hail), although Focus Blast can still hit the former two, the 70% accuracy is a huge letdown, which makes Psyshock the more consistent option for hitting them in my opinion.

    Hidden Power Fire should probably be slashed alongside Focus Blast on the all out attacker set, it hits multiple Pokemon harder than Focus Blast, including Escavalier, one of the biggest threats to Jynx available in RU, while still hitting many of the targets Focus Blast is used for reasonably hard.

    Not really sure if Luna still deserves a set, i havent seen one used in forever and from what i remember in BW1 subNP almost always proved to be better, i think it should be removed and placed in OO personally, but if other QC members want it to stay as a set i'd probably place it as the last set.

    Make these changes and you can consider this

    QC approved 1/3
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    Okay, thanks molk. Implemented all the changes. ^^
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    the first set has a major case of slashitis, move Blizzard, Psychic, and Nasty Plot to AC (Blizzard may or may not stay slashed, but Jynx is only used on hail teams 16% of the time according to the last usage statistics, and it should be obvious to even noobs that you'll switch IB to Blizz if you're using her on hail)

    i don't have enough time to thoroughly look through this atm, but make that change while you wait
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    Alright, I made those changes.
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    Remove Blizzard slashes. We are not assuming Weather support. Just make mentions of Blizzard in the ACs of all sets. AC Psyshock / Psychic > Lovely Kiss in SubPlot.

    IMO, move Choice Specs / Trick to AC of first set. I really hate slashing Trick due to a slashed Choice Item...but that's preference. I would do it though.

    QC 2/3.
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    Done. I'm almost finished with Medicham; once I write that I'll get going on Jynx.

    Edit@ Cherub Agent- sure thing, I'll put it in the overview.
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    i think it kinda needs to be said somewhere that jynx is a frail pokemon that has to rely on two inaccurate moves half the time? :s

    it really can't afford a miss, stress that you should simply be careful when using focus blast and lovely kiss
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    Written and ready for its final QC check.
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    ok this looks good to me

    [qc]3/3[/qc]
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    <p>Of the remaining remnants from the rebellious late 90's fashion trends A remnant of the rebellious late 90's fashion trends, Jynx's competitive merits are by no means as grotesque as her aesthetics. Sporting an excellent base 115 Special Attack, coupled with a superb base 95 Speed tier (I'd remove "tier" or somehow reword this. I see what you're trying to get across but it sounds clumsy.), Jynx is one of the most potent special attackers in RU. Dream World bestowed Jynx with one amazing ability, Dry Skin. With Dry Skin, Jynx has the capability to can set up on bulky Water-types such as Lanturn and Alomomola. Moreover, Jynx's signature move Lovely Kiss, (RC) allows her to incapacitate almost any opponent, (AC) then thus taking advantage of the fortuitous situation to set up a Substitute or acquire a Nasty Plot boost.</p>

    <p> Unfortunately, the bane of Jynx's existence is in her frailty, (AC) and horrendous defensive typing, (RC) afflicting her with a and Stealth Rock weakness. (Because defensive typing and Stealth Rock weakness are essentially separate.) To make matters worse, priority attackers run rampant (This addition because saying that "run rampant" seems a poor choice of metaphor with which to refer to "attacks". There are several ways to reword this and sidestep this problem; pick your favorite.) in RU and almost all of them can outright OHKO Jynx. Jynx's movepool doesn't give her any relief either, as she frequently has to rely on two inaccurate moves in Lovely Kiss and Focus Blast to sweep; if either of the aforementioned moves miss, it will likely mean the end of Jynx. While taking an attack isn't in her best interest, dishing one out most certainly is. When played to her strengths, Jynx's offensive prowess will prove to be a daunting experience for the opponent to handle.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special Attacker
    move 1: Ice Beam
    move 2: Psyshock
    move 3: Focus Blast / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Lovely Kiss
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Coalescing Jynx's pivotal attributes such as Speed, power, coverage, and a reliable sleeping move, Jynx is able reach her full offensive potential with this set. Ice Beam is Jynx's most powerful move, OHKOing bulky Pokemon such as Druddigon and Braviary. Psyshock targets Pokemon that Ice Beam cannot break past, namely pesky special walls such as Clefable, Cryogonal, and Lanturn. Focus Blast destroys Steel-types such as Steelix and Magneton. Due to Focus Blast's unappealing accuracy, Hidden Power Fire can be used. On top of the improved accuracy, Hidden Power Fire has the added bonus of being able to OHKOing Durant and Escavalier. With Lovely Kiss, Jynx can potentially disable a counter for the entirety of the match; from there, Jynx can bombard the foe with an onslaught of attacks (even consider removing "with attacks") or let a teammate remove it.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>In terms of other possible options, Energy Ball can be used is an option to nail Slowking, who would otherwise wall Jynx. If Jynx has support from Snover, she can even utilize Blizzard to OHKO such Pokemon such as Quagsire and Steelix after Stealth Rock. (This wording better demonstrates how impressive this is.) Nasty Plot and Psychic are two alternate offensive other options. Psychic can hits physical walls such as Hariyama and Alomomola, while Nasty Plot allows Jynx to boost her boosts Jynx's Special Attack to terrifying levels. Finally, Jynx can use Choice Specs to boost her power without the cost of recoil. If Jynx does use Choice Specs, it should probably use Trick over Lovely Kiss, giving up a sleep move but allowing it to cripple walls such as Slowking. and can even use Choice Specs in conjunction with Trick to cripple walls such as Slowking.</p>

    <p>Stealth Rock support from both Crustle and Golurk allow Jynx to OHKO Electivire with Ice beam and Bouffalant with Focus Blast. Golurk and Crustle work well with Jynx, as they can remove a slew of her counters such as Entei, Magneton, and Slowking. Speaking of Stealth Rock, Jynx will be limited to the amount of times she can switch in due to her weakness to the aforementioned entry hazard the pointed stones limit Jynx's switch-ins over the course of a battle. As such Thus (explanation), Kabutops partners well with Jynx, (AC) in eliminating Stealth Rock and dealing with troublesome Fire-types. In return, Jynx can take out Rotom-C and Lilligant, two problematic Grass-types. Just like Kabutops, Poliwrath and Slowking can also take on an array of pesky Fire-types like Typhlosion and Entei.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute + Nasty Plot
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Lovely Kiss
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 8 HP / 248 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>One of Jynx's most crippling flaws is her vulnerability to priority attacks along with the tendency to be revenge killed by faster threats. Jynx's poor bulk makes her vulnerable to priority attacks and faster threats. With a Substitute intact, most of Jynx's flaws become mitigated. An intact Substitute mitigates this flaw. Nasty Plot is the second most important aspect of the set, after a few boosts, Jynx will be powerful enough to 2HKO Slowking and Lanturn, Pokemon who resist her attacks. Ice beam is the chosen attack because no Pokemon is immune to Ice-type attacks, meaning Jynx can even plow through resists after a few Nasty Plot boosts boost or two. Lovely Kiss ensures that Jynx gets to set up at least one Nasty Plot by disabling a counter or a faster revenge killer.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p> A Life Orb can be used over Leftovers to gain a power boost, however, it will limit the amount of times Jynx can set up a Substitute and make her reliant on Wish support from either Clefable or Alomomola. Psychic or Psyshock can be used over Lovely Kiss so that Jynx isn't walled by Fire- and Water-type Pokemon. However, missing out on Lovely Kiss means that Jynx isn't as likely to accumulate as many boosts. Do keep in mind that, without Lovely Kiss, Jynx will accumulate fewer boosts on average.</p>

    <p>Snover support is highly recommended because Jynx can then use Blizzard, allowing her to break past defensive teams more easily. For example, at +4 Jynx can 2HKO Slowking, Lanturn, Cryogonal, and specially defensive Magneton after Stealth Rock. Ferroseed and Steelix can both set up Stealth Rock and deal with Cinccino, a troublesome Pokemon for any Substitute user. Rapid Spin support from Cryogonal and Kabutops is not necessary, however, it extends Jynx's longevity, giving her more opportunities to come in and set up. Roselia, Omastar, and Qwilfish can set up Toxic Spikes in order to break down resilient walls, (RC) ; they can also set up Spikes to soften up the opposing team. Offensive Grass-types such as Sceptile and Lilligent Lilligant can break through bulky Water-types, letting Jynx sweep more easily. In the same vein, Fighting-types like Gallade and Fire-types such as Moltres can destroy the plethora of Steel-types that would also be problematic harry Jynx.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Ice Beam
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Focus Blast
    move 4: Trick / Lovely Kiss
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>When combined with a good Thanks to its movepool, incredible damage output, and a great Speed stat, a Choice Scarf set becomes a possibility Jynx can effectively don a Choice Scarf. Ice Beam allows Jynx to OHKO +1 Lilligant and Choice Scarf Moltres after Stealth Rock. Psychic lets Jynx revenge kill a weakened Feraligatr and Kabutops, as both of them will be unable to touch Jynx with Aqua Jet thanks to her ability, Dry skin Skin. Choice Scarf Jynx is able to outspeed outspeeds Cinccino, Durant, +2 Omastar, and +2 Aggron and OHKOes them with Focus Blast after Stealth Rock. Trick can be used to cripple Slowking, while Lovely Kiss can put a threatening Pokemon like +2 Escavalier out of commission.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs maximize Jynx's Speed and Special Attack, making the most out of her power. The 4 Defense EVs give Jynx an odd HP number which lets her come in on Stealth Rock five times if needed. The other four EVs are put into Defense rather than HP to let Jynx switch in on Stealth Rock four times before dying. Energy Ball is a possible attacking option, in that it allows Jynx to more reliably revenge kill Feraligatr and Kabutops. Psyshock can be used to target specially orientated defensive Pokemon like Lanturn and Cryogonal.</p>

    <p>When supported by Snover, Jynx is able to use Blizzard, allowing her to guarantee an always OHKO on a healthy +1 Lilligant. Speaking of support, powerful wallbreakers such as Moltres, Absol, Gallade, and Sceptile are needed in order to soften up the opposing team, allowing Jynx to clean up fairly easily. Entry hazard support from Druddigon and Aerodactyl is also helpful in chipping away at the opposing team. Rapid spin support from Cryogonal and Kabutops is useful because Jynx will not be restricted to the amount of times it can switch in. Finally, Pokemon who can get rid of priority users like Spiritomb are also good partners. Of those Pokemon, Klinklang and Aggron can use Spiritomb as setup bait.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Jynx can use her well-known Luna set; a Calm Mind set with max HP and Speed. Luna is not quite as effective is it used to be, however, with stall teams becoming more common, the Luna set is an incredible weapon against the aforementioned archetype. (You must change the above sentence, as you only explain why Luna would be more effective, leaving out why it became less effective recently [if it did in fact do this]. You'll probably want to make it two sentences because it could get long.) Taunt can be used to stop slower Pokemon from setting up effects, especially Stealth Rock. In a similar vein, Magic Coat can bounce back entry hazards or status afflictions. Signal Beam is an interesting attack that can target both Psychic- and Dark-type Pokemon. (Add: "however, Ice Beam will usually hit harder", unless most Psychics and Darks in RU resist Ice Beam.) Due to Jynx's frailty, Focus Sash can be used, giving her more opportunities to attack. Grass Knot hits Slowking harder than Energy Ball, but it does very little to Lanturn, making it an inferior choice. Finally, Shadow Ball can target Psychic- and Ghost-type Pokemon making it an acceptable option as well.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Countering Jynx can be cumbersome before sleep clause is activated, (RC) ; once it is, Slowking is Jynx's best counter. Slowking takes very little from most of Jynx's attacks and can melt her with Fire Blast, however, Slowking has to avoid an Energy Ball or a boosted Blizzard. Cryogonal and defensive Magenton can both check Jynx fairly well. Cryogonal has to watch out for Psyshock while Magneton has to steer clear of Focus Blast. Specially defensive Escavalier is also a great check so long as Jynx does not have Hidden Power Fire. With Entei's great bulk, resistance to Ice-type attacks, and a powerful priority move in ExtremeSpeed, (RC) it makes make it one of the best Jynx checks in RU. Speaking of priority attacks, Choice Band Spiritomb, Absol, Gallade, and Hariyama can all take advantage of Jynx's pathetic Defense stats defenses and revenge kill her with their priority moves. Absol, Spiritomb, and Escavalier can even Pursuit trap Jynx on a predicted switch.</p>

    <p>Stealth Rock is also another way to check helps deal with Jynx, as she will be worn out quickly with residual and Life Orb damage the residual damage piles up quickly, especially if she uses Life Orb. Finally, because of Jynx's lackluster defenses, any Pokemon that is faster than Jynx that carries and carries a strong neutral attack can outright OHKO her. Cinccino gets a special mention as it is even able to revenge kill Jynx behind a Substitute thanks to Rock Blast and Tail Slap. Accelgor, Galvantula, and Archeops can all outspeed Jynx and OHKO with their powerful STABs. So long as Stealth Rock is not on the field, Typhlosion can switch in once on Jynx and OHKO with Fire Blast.</p>


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    <p>A remnant of the rebellious late 90's fashion trends, Jynx's competitive merits are by no means as grotesque as her aesthetics. Sporting an excellent base 115 Special Attack, coupled with a superb base 95 Speed, Jynx is one of the most potent special attackers in RU. Dream World bestowed Jynx with one amazing ability, Dry Skin. With Dry Skin, Jynx can set up on bulky Water-types such as Lanturn and Alomomola. Moreover, Jynx's signature move Lovely Kiss allows her to incapacitate almost any opponent, then taking advantage of the situation to set up a Substitute or acquire a Nasty Plot boost.</p>

    <p> Unfortunately, the bane of Jynx's existence is her frailty, horrendous defensive typing, and her Stealth Rock weakness. To make matters worse, priority attackers run rampant in RU and almost all of them can outright OHKO Jynx. Jynx's movepool doesn't give her any relief either, as she frequently has to rely on two inaccurate moves in Lovely Kiss and Focus Blast to sweep; if either of the aforementioned moves miss, it will likely mean the end of Jynx. While taking an attack isn't in her best interest, dishing one out most certainly is. When played to her strengths, Jynx's offensive prowess will daunt the opponent is daunting.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special Attacker
    move 1: Ice Beam
    move 2: Psyshock
    move 3: Focus Blast / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Lovely Kiss
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Coalescing Jynx's pivotal attributes such as of Speed, power, coverage, and a reliable sleeping move, Jynx is able reach her full offensive potential with this set. Ice Beam is Jynx's most powerful reliable move, OHKOing bulky Pokemon such as Druddigon and Braviary. Psyshock targets Pokemon that Ice Beam cannot break past, namely pesky special walls such as Clefable, Cryogonal, and Lanturn. Focus Blast destroys Steel-types such as Steelix and Magneton. Due to Focus Blast's unappealing accuracy, Hidden Power Fire can be used. On top of the improved accuracy, Hidden Power Fire has the added bonus of OHKOing Durant and Escavalier. With Lovely Kiss, Jynx can potentially disable a counter for the entirety of the match; from there, Jynx can bombard the foe with attacks or let a teammate remove it.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Energy Ball is an option to nail Slowking, who would otherwise wall Jynx. If Jynx has support from Snover, she can even utilize Blizzard to OHKO such Pokemon as Quagsire and Steelix after Stealth Rock. Nasty Plot and Psychic are two other options. Psychic hits physical walls such as Hariyama and Alomomola, while Nasty Plot boosts Jynx's Special Attack to terrifying levels. Finally, Jynx can use Choice Specs to boost her power without the cost of recoil. If Jynx does use Choice Specs, she should probably use Trick over Lovely Kiss, giving up a sleep move but allowing her to cripple a wall such as Slowking.</p>

    <p>Stealth Rock support from both Crustle and Golurk allow Jynx to OHKO Electivire with Ice Beam and Bouffalant with Focus Blast. Golurk and Crustle work well with Jynx, as they can remove a slew of her counters such as Entei, Magneton, and Slowking. Speaking of Stealth Rock, the pointed stones limit Jynx's switching opportunities over the course of a battle. Thus, Kabutops partners well with Jynx, eliminating Stealth Rock and dealing with troublesome Fire-types. In return, Jynx can take out Rotom-C and Lilligant, two problematic Grass-types. Just like Kabutops, Poliwrath and Slowking can take on an array of pesky Fire-types like Typhlosion and Entei.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Substitute + Nasty Plot
    move 1: Substitute
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Lovely Kiss
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 8 HP / 248 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Jynx's poor bulk makes her vulnerable to priority attacks and faster threats. An intact Substitute mitigates this flaw. Nasty Plot is the second most important aspect of the set, after a few boosts, Jynx will be powerful enough to 2HKO Slowking and Lanturn, Pokemon who resist her attacks. Ice Beam is the chosen attack because no Pokemon is immune to Ice-type attacks, meaning Jynx can even plow through resists after a Nasty Plot boost or two. Lovely Kiss ensures that Jynx gets to set up at least one Nasty Plot by disabling a counter or a faster revenge killer.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Life Orb can be used over Leftovers to gain a power boost, however, it will limit the amount of times Jynx can set up a Substitute and make her reliant on Wish support from either Clefable or Alomomola. Psychic or Psyshock can be used over Lovely Kiss so that Jynx isn't walled by Fire- and Water-type Pokemon. Do keep in mind that, without Lovely Kiss, Jynx will accumulate fewer boosts on average.</p>

    <p>Snover support is highly recommended because Jynx can then use Blizzard, allowing her to break past defensive teams more easily. For example, at +4 Jynx can 2HKO Slowking, Lanturn, Cryogonal, and specially defensive Magneton after Stealth Rock. Ferroseed and Steelix can both set up Stealth Rock and deal with Cinccino, a troublesome Pokemon for any Substitute user. Rapid Spin support from Cryogonal and Kabutops is not necessary, however, it extends Jynx's longevity, giving her more opportunities to come in and set up. Roselia, Omastar, and Qwilfish can set up Toxic Spikes in order to break down resilient walls; they can also set up Spikes to soften up the opposing team. Offensive Grass-types such as Sceptile and Lilligant can break through bulky Water-types, letting Jynx sweep more easily. In the same vein, Fighting-types like Gallade and Fire-types such as Moltres can destroy the plethora of Steel-types that harry Jynx.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Ice Beam
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Focus Blast
    move 4: Trick / Lovely Kiss
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Dry Skin
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Thanks to her good movepool, incredible damage output, and great Speed, Jynx can effectively run a Choice Scarf. Ice Beam allows Jynx to OHKO +1 Lilligant and Choice Scarf Moltres after Stealth Rock. Psychic lets Jynx revenge kill a weakened Feraligatr and Kabutops, as both of them will be unable to touch Jynx with Aqua Jet thanks to her ability, Dry Skin. Choice Scarf Jynx is able to outspeed Cinccino, Durant, +2 Omastar, and +2 Aggron and OHKO them with Focus Blast after Stealth Rock. Trick can be used to cripple Slowking, while Lovely Kiss can put a threatening Pokemon like +2 Escavalier out of commission.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs maximize Jynx's Speed and Special Attack, making the most of her power. The other four EVs are put into Defense rather than HP to let Jynx switch in on Stealth Rock four times before dying. Energy Ball allows Jynx to more reliably revenge kill Feraligatr and Kabutops. Psyshock can be used to target specially defensive Pokemon like Lanturn and Cryogonal.</p>

    <p>When supported by Snover, Jynx is able to use Blizzard, allowing her to always OHKO +1 Lilligant. Speaking of support, powerful wallbreakers such as Moltres, Absol, Gallade, and Sceptile are needed in order to soften up the opposing team, allowing Jynx to clean up fairly easily. Entry hazard support from Druddigon and Aerodactyl is also helpful in chipping away at the opposing team. Rapid Spin support from Cryogonal and Kabutops is useful because Jynx will not be restricted to the amount of times it can switch in. Finally, Pokemon who can get rid of priority users like Spiritomb are also good partners. Of those Pokemon, Klinklang and Aggron can use Spiritomb as setup bait.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Jynx can use her well-known Luna set; a Calm Mind set with max HP and Speed. Luna is not quite as effective is it used to be due to the offensive nature of the current metagame; however, with stall teams becoming more common, the Luna set is an incredible weapon against the aforementioned archetype. Taunt can be used to stop slower Pokemon from setting up effects, especially Stealth Rock. In a similar vein, Magic Coat can bounce back entry hazards or status afflictions. Signal Beam is an interesting attack that can target both Psychic- and Dark-type Pokemon; however, Ice Beam will usually hit harder. Due to Jynx's frailty, Focus Sash can be used, giving her more opportunities to attack. Grass Knot hits Slowking harder than Energy Ball, but it does very little to Lanturn, making it an inferior choice. Finally, Shadow Ball can target Psychic- and Ghost-type Pokemon making it an acceptable option as well.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Countering Jynx can be cumbersome before Sleep Clause is activated; once it is, Slowking is Jynx's best counter. Slowking takes very little from most of Jynx's attacks and can melt her with Fire Blast; however, Slowking has to avoid an Energy Ball or a boosted Blizzard. Cryogonal and defensive Magneton can both check Jynx fairly well. Cryogonal has to watch out for Psyshock while Magneton has to steer clear of Focus Blast. Specially defensive Escavalier is also a great check so long as Jynx does not have Hidden Power Fire. Entei's great bulk, resistance to Ice-type attacks, and powerful priority move in ExtremeSpeed make it one of the best Jynx checks in RU. Speaking of priority attacks, Choice Band Spiritomb, Absol, Gallade, and Hariyama can all take advantage of Jynx's pathetic defenses and revenge kill her with their priority moves. Absol, Spiritomb, and Escavalier can even Pursuit trap Jynx on a predicted switch.</p>

    <p>Stealth Rock helps deal with Jynx, as the residual damage piles up quickly, especially if she uses Life Orb. Finally, because of Jynx's lackluster defenses, any Pokemon that is faster than Jynx and carries a strong neutral attack can outright OHKO her. Cinccino gets a special mention as it is even able to revenge kill Jynx behind a Substitute thanks to Rock Blast and Tail Slap. Accelgor, Galvantula, and Archeops can all outspeed Jynx and OHKO with their powerful STABs. So long as Stealth Rock is not on the field, Typhlosion can switch in once on Jynx and OHKO with Fire Blast.</p>


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