Resource LC Checks Compendium (Marvelous Edition)

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The Little Cup Checks Compendium

(Disclaimer: Just because I included a Phanpy sprite doesn't mean its good)
What am I looking at?
The idea of a checks compendium is to serve as a general teambuilding resource by listing checks to the most dominant Pokemon in a metagame. The compendium gives a visual representation of what beats the metagame's threats for the sake of being a fast source of information.

How is this organized?
The Pokemon in the compendium below are listed alphabetically (I know past compendiums have done this by viability ranking, but to me this just seems subject to change and hard to constantly update). Underneath each Pokemon, we see its checks, sorted into three categories: GSI, SSI, and NSI. GSI, or Guaranteed Switch-Ins, are Pokemon that can switch into and beat the given threat all of the time, within reason (barring extreme hax or incredibly niche coverage moves). SSI, or Safe Switch-Ins, can switch into and beat the threat situationally. They may need to switch in on a specific move, or require that the threat not be running a somewhat commonly seen coverage move. NSI, or Non-Switch-Ins, can beat the given threat only if they are given a free switch in. Within the categories, Pokemon are organized roughly by viability rankings. This is not the place to discuss the order in which Pokemon are listed unless something is drastically off: we have Viability Rankings for that.

Which Pokemon are listed?
Right now the Pokemon with their checks listed are everything ranked A- or higher in the Viability Rankings. Over the next little while, I aim to include everything ranked B or higher, as anything lower than that is probably niche enough that it doesn't warrant a specific check being run. The Pokemon listed as checks are usually all the Pokemon that fit the category that are rank B or higher. The exception is Pokemon whose sole niche comes from being able to beat a given threat, which are listed even if they are below B rank (see: Stunky being listed as a GSI to Abra).

How can I help?
I'm sure I screwed this up somewhere. Did I list Pawniard as a top Timburr counter? Did I forget your favorite Pokemon when listing the checks to Nosepass? Let me know if I screwed something up (with reasoning/calcs, please) and I will fix it.

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Abra
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Carvanha
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Chinchou
GSI:
(super)

SSI:

NSI:


Corphish
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Cottonee
GSI:

SSI:
(super)

NSI:


Diglett
GSI: Nothing (Arena Trap)
SSI: Nothing (Arena Trap)
NSI:
(super)
(small)


Doduo
GSI: Brave Bird Recoil
SSI:

NSI:


Dwebble
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Ferroseed
GSI:

SSI:
(super)

NSI:


Foongus
GSI:

SSI:
(super)

NSI:


Gastly
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Grimer-Alola
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Magnemite
GSI:

SSI:
(super)
NSI:


Mareanie
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Mienfoo
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Mudbray
GSI:
(super)
(small)

SSI:

NSI:


Onix
GSI:
(super)

SSI:

NSI:


Pawniard
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Ponyta
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Pumpkaboo-Super
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Shellder
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Snivy
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:
(super)


Snubbull
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Spritzee
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Staryu
GSI:

SSI:
(super)

NSI:


Timburr
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:


Vullaby
GSI:

SSI:

NSI:
 
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Abra
GSI: Grimer-Alola, Stunky, Munchlax
SSI: Vullaby, Diglett, Pawniard, Ferroseed
NSI: Spritzee, Carvanha, Pumpkaboo-Super, Aipom, Houndour

Carvanha
GSI: Timburr, Ferroseed, Magnemite, Croagunk
SSI: Staryu, Mienfoo, Vullaby, Chinchou, Foongus, Grimer-Alola, Snubbull, Cottonee, Spritzee, Croagunk, Mareanie
NSI: Snivy, Pawniard, Shellder, Corphish, Skrelp

Chinchou
GSI: Foongus, Ferroseed, Pumpkaboo-Super, Chinchou, Cottonee, Snivy, Munchlax
SSI: Timburr, Diglett, Onix, Croagunk, Spritzee, Drilbur, Snover, Trapinch
NSI: Mienfoo, Abra, Pawniard, Hippopotas, Scraggy

Corphish
GSI: Foongus, Chinchou, Croagunk, Cottonee, Ferroseed
SSI: Snivy, Magnemite, Snubbull, Skrelp, Mareanie
NSI: Staryu, Mienfoo, Shellder, Pumpkaboo-Super, Elekid

Cottonee
GSI: Foongus, Ponyta, Magnemite, Ferroseed, Spritzee, Croagunk, Grimer-Alola, Rufflet, Mareanie, Larvesta
SSI: Gastly, Doduo, Pumpkaboo-Super, Vulpix, Munchlax, Skrelp
NSI: Vullaby, Vulpix-Alola, Amaura

Diglett
GSI: None
SSI: None
NSI: Mienfoo, Staryu, Timburr, Vullaby, Foongus, Snivy, Gastly, Mudbray, Snubbull, Shellder, Carvanha, Pumpkaboo-Super, Cottonee, Ferroseed, Corphish, Slowpoke, Scraggy, Pumpkaboo-Small, Tirtouga

Doduo
GSI: None
SSI: Onix, Chinchou, Snubbull, Shellder, Magnemite, Archen, Omanyte, Tirtouga
NSI: Vullaby, Ponyta, Grimer-Alola, Pawniard, Corphish, Aipom, Mareanie, Skrelp, Elekid, Honedge, Hippopotas

Dwebble
GSI: Mienfoo, Timburr, Staryu, Mudbray, Ferroseed, Shellder, Corphish, Drilbur, Tirtouga, Hippopotas, Mareanie
SSI: Foongus, Snubbull, Spritzee, Cottonee, Scraggy, Pumpkaboo-Super, Slowpoke
NSI: Pawniard, Grimer-Alola, Magnemite, Carvanha, Skrelp

Ferroseed
GSI: Timburr, Mienfoo, Ponyta, Croagunk, Mudbray, Scraggy, Vulpix, Larvesta
SSI: Vullaby, Pawniard, Pumpkaboo-Super, Magby, Torchic
NSI: Abra, Doduo, Rufflet, Aipom

Foongus
GSI: Vullaby, Croagunk, Grimer-Alola, Ferroseed, Munchlax
SSI: Foongus, Pawniard, Magnemite, Gastly, Ponyta, Pumpkaboo-Super, Larvesta
NSI: Abra, Doduo, Rufflet, Vulpix-Alola, Vulpix, Torchic, Amaura

Gastly
GSI: Grimer-Alola, Stunky, Munchlax
SSI: Vullaby, Ferroseed, Pawniard
NSI: Staryu, Mienfoo, Timburr, Abra, Carvanha, Croagunk, Scraggy, Aipom, Elekid, Houndour, Skrelp, Mareanie

Grimer-Alola
GSI: Mudbray, Onix, Hippopotas
SSI: Diglett, Croagunk, Pawniard, Mareanie, Drilbur
NSI: Dwebble, Skrelp

Magnemite
GSI: Chinchou, Hippopotas, Munchlax, Drilbur, Trapinch
SSI: Mienfoo, Timburr, Diglett, Foongus, Ferroseed, Mudbray, Onix, Pumpkaboo-Super
NSI: Ponyta, Croagunk, Torchic, Vulpix

Mareanie
GSI: Staryu, Diglett, Ferroseed, Chinchou, Shellder, Magnemite, Croagunk, Slowpoke
SSI: Abra, Mudbray, Onix, Pawniard, Trapinch, Munchlax
NSI: Vullaby, Elekid

Mienfoo
GSI: Croagunk, Snubbull, Spritzee, Skrelp, Mareanie, Trubbish
SSI: Vullaby, Foongus, Mudbray, Cottonee, Slowpoke, Larvesta
NSI: Timburr, Ponyta, Doduo, Abra, Rufflet, Archen, Hippopotas, Taillow

Mudbray
GSI: Staryu, Snivy, Pumpkaboo-Super, Pumpkaboo-Small, Slowpoke
SSI: Corphish, Foongus
NSI: Snubbull, Ferroseed, Shellder, Chinchou, Carvanha, Cottonee, Vulpix, Vulpix-Alola

Onix
GSI: Staryu, Timburr, Mienfoo, Foongus, Mudbray, Ferroseed, Pumpkaboo-Super, Cottonee, Drilbur, Slowpoke, Hippopotas
SSI: Snivy, Shellder, Corphish
NSI: Diglett, Abra, Carvanha, Tirtouga

Pawniard
GSI: Mienfoo, Timburr, Ponyta, Mudbray, Croagunk
SSI: Diglett, Scraggy, Hippopotas, Trubbish, Houndour, Larvesta
NSI: Staryu, Pawniard, Abra, Onix, Foongus, Ferroseed, Drilbur

Ponyta
GSI: Chinchou, Munchlax, Skrelp, Mareanie, Hippopotas, Slowpoke
SSI: Staryu, Mudbray, Shellder, Omanyte, Corphish, Tirtouga
NSI: Timburr, Diglett, Carvanha, Archen, Scraggy

Pumpkaboo-Super
GSI: Vullaby, Ponyta, Grimer-Alola, Scraggy, Larvesta, Houndour, Vulpix, Torchic
SSI: Timburr, Pawniard, Rufflet
NSI: Foongus, Shellder, Croagunk, Carvanha, Gastly, Doduo

Shellder
GSI: Magnemite, Ferroseed
SSI: Timburr, Chinchou, Snubbull, Spritzee, Cottonee, Munchlax, Slowpoke
NSI: Mienfoo, Staryu, Pawniard, Snivy, Grimer-Alola, Skrelp, Scraggy, Elekid

Snivy
GSI: Vullaby, Foongus, Ponyta, Grimer-Alola, Larvesta
SSI: Gastly, Doduo, Ferroseed, Croagunk, Torchic, Snover
NSI: Staryu, Abra, Pawniard, Magnemite, Pumpkaboo-Super, Vulpix

Snubbull
GSI: Foongus, Larvesta
SSI: Gastly, Mudbray, Ponyta, Magnemite, Ferroseed, Spritzee, Pawniard, Skrelp
NSI: Staryu, Snivy, Abra, Grimer-Alola, Croagunk, Hippopotas

Spritzee
GSI: Foongus, Magnemite, Ponyta, Ferroseed, Gastly, Mareanie, Skrelp, Torchic
SSI: Pawniard, Croagunk, Grimer-Alola, Munchlax
NSI: Snivy, Mudbray

Staryu
GSI: Chinchou, Ferroseed, Munchlax
SSI: Foongus, Spritzee, Pumpkaboo-Super, Cottonee, Grimer-Alola, Mareanie
NSI: Timburr, Snivy, Magnemite, Skrelp, Scraggy, Elekid

Timburr
GSI: Foongus, Snubbull, Spritzee, Skrelp
SSI: Vullaby, Croagunk, Cottonee, Larvesta
NSI: Abra, Gastly, Mudbray, Doduo, Slowpoke, Ponyta, Rufflet, Hippopotas, Taillow, Trubbish

Vullaby
GSI: Onix, Chinchou, Shellder, Snubbull, Spritzee, Tirtouga
SSI: Magnemite, Dwebble
NSI: Pawniard, Elekid, Vulpix-Alola, Amaura

Also, because I know we have some HUGE compendium fans, I've included some nerdy data about how many times each Pokemon appears in this compendium. Its in a weird order right now because the compilation program I wrote was kinda bad, but I'll make it prettier someday (tm).

Code:
+ ------------------ + --- + --- + --- +
| Pokemon            | GSI | SSI | NSI |
+ ------------------ + --- + --- + --- +
| Grimer-Alola       |  6  |  3  |  4  |
| Stunky             |  2  |  0  |  0  |
| Munchlax           |  7  |  4  |  0  |
| Timburr            |  5  |  4  |  5  |
| Ferroseed          |  11 |  5  |  3  |
| Magnemite          |  5  |  5  |  3  |
| Croagunk           |  8  |  6  |  4  |
| Foongus            |  8  |  7  |  3  |
| Pumpkaboo-Super    |  3  |  6  |  4  |
| Chinchou           |  7  |  3  |  1  |
| Cottonee           |  3  |  6  |  2  |
| Snivy              |  2  |  2  |  6  |
| Ponyta             |  6  |  2  |  4  |
| Spritzee           |  4  |  6  |  1  |
| Mareanie           |  5  |  4  |  2  |
| Larvesta           |  5  |  4  |  0  |
| Mienfoo            |  4  |  2  |  5  |
| Staryu             |  4  |  2  |  7  |
| Mudbray            |  5  |  5  |  3  |
| Shellder           |  3  |  3  |  5  |
| Corphish           |  1  |  3  |  3  |
| Drilbur            |  3  |  2  |  1  |
| Tirtouga           |  2  |  2  |  2  |
| Hippopotas         |  5  |  1  |  5  |
| Scraggy            |  2  |  2  |  6  |
| Vulpix             |  2  |  1  |  4  |
| Vullaby            |  3  |  6  |  4  |
| Onix               |  2  |  4  |  1  |
| Trapinch           |  1  |  2  |  0  |
| Diglett            |  1  |  5  |  2  |
| Slowpoke           |  4  |  3  |  2  |
| Snubbull           |  3  |  5  |  2  |
| Skrelp             |  4  |  3  |  7  |
| Trubbish           |  1  |  1  |  1  |
| Pumpkaboo-Small    |  1  |  0  |  1  |
| Houndour           |  1  |  1  |  2  |
| Torchic            |  2  |  2  |  2  |
| Gastly             |  1  |  4  |  3  |
| Pawniard           |  0  |  9  |  8  |
| Snover             |  0  |  2  |  0  |
| Doduo              |  0  |  2  |  5  |
| Archen             |  0  |  1  |  2  |
| Omanyte            |  0  |  2  |  0  |
| Magby              |  0  |  1  |  0  |
| Abra               |  0  |  1  |  10 |
| Rufflet            |  1  |  1  |  4  |
| Dwebble            |  0  |  1  |  1  |
| Carvanha           |  1  |  0  |  8  |
| Aipom              |  1  |  0  |  4  |
| Elekid             |  1  |  0  |  7  |
| Vulpix-Alola       |  1  |  0  |  4  |
| Amaura             |  1  |  0  |  3  |
| Honedge            |  1  |  0  |  1  |
| Taillow            |  1  |  0  |  2  |
+ ------------------ + --- + --- + --- +
 
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Stuff I think could stand to be swapped around in bold (also I'm assuming SSI should be situational switchin? Or are you using it differently here):
Abra
GSI: Grimer-Alola, Stunky, Munchlax
SSI: Vullaby, Diglett, Pawniard, Ferroseed
NSI: Spritzee, Carvanha, Pumpkaboo-Super, Aipom, Houndour

Carvanha
GSI: Timburr, Ferroseed, Magnemite, Croagunk
SSI: Staryu, Mienfoo, Vullaby, Chinchou, Foongus, Grimer-Alola, Snubbull, Cottonee, Spritzee, Croagunk, Mareanie
NSI: Snivy, Pawniard, Shellder, Corphish, Skrelp

Chinchou
GSI: Foongus, Ferroseed, Pumpkaboo-Super, Chinchou, Cottonee, Snivy, Munchlax
SSI: Timburr, Diglett, Onix, Croagunk, Spritzee, Drilbur, Snover, Trapinch
NSI: Mienfoo, Abra, Pawniard, Hippopotas, Scraggy

Corphish
GSI: Foongus, Chinchou, Croagunk, Cottonee, Ferroseed
SSI: Snivy, Magnemite, Snubbull, Skrelp, Mareanie
NSI: Staryu, Mienfoo, Shellder, Pumpkaboo-Super, Elekid

Cottonee
GSI: Foongus, Ponyta, Magnemite, Ferroseed, Spritzee, Croagunk, Grimer-Alola, Rufflet, Mareanie, Larvesta
SSI: Gastly, Doduo, Pumpkaboo-Super, Vulpix, Munchlax, Skrelp
NSI: Vullaby, Vulpix-Alola, Amaura

Diglett
GSI: None
SSI: None
NSI: Mienfoo, Staryu, Timburr, Vullaby, Foongus, Snivy, Gastly, Mudbray, Snubbull, Shellder, Carvanha, Pumpkaboo-Super, Cottonee, Ferroseed, Corphish, Slowpoke, Scraggy, Pumpkaboo-Small, Tirtouga

Doduo
GSI: None
SSI: Onix, Chinchou, Snubbull, Shellder, Magnemite, Archen, Omanyte, Tirtouga
NSI: Vullaby, Ponyta, Grimer-Alola, Pawniard, Corphish, Aipom, Mareanie, Skrelp, Elekid, Honedge, Hippopotas
I feel as though honedge should really be SSI, as it comes in on return/QA/Jump Kick/Non LO Brave Bird freely.

Dwebble
GSI: Mienfoo, Timburr, Staryu, Mudbray, Ferroseed, Shellder, Corphish, Drilbur, Tirtouga, Hippopotas, Mareanie
SSI: Foongus, Snubbull, Spritzee, Cottonee, Scraggy, Pumpkaboo-Super, Slowpoke
NSI: Pawniard, Grimer-Alola, Magnemite, Carvanha, Skrelp

Ferroseed
GSI: Timburr, Mienfoo, Ponyta, Croagunk, Mudbray, Scraggy, Vulpix, Larvesta
SSI: Vullaby, Pawniard, Pumpkaboo-Super, Magby, Torchic
NSI: Abra, Doduo, Rufflet, Aipom How is abra a check here, Ferroseed is an abra check and pretty much just wins unless is comes in on HP fight or is really weakened. Aipom is similar; Koff->Bullet seed defeats Aipom if ferroseed is healthy and even straight bullet seed ensures a double-ko

Foongus
GSI: Vullaby, Croagunk, Grimer-Alola, Ferroseed, Munchlax
SSI: Foongus, Pawniard, Magnemite, Gastly, Ponyta, Pumpkaboo-Super, Larvesta Foongus shouldn't be there, as even if both are at full it's still a 50-50
NSI: Abra, Doduo, Rufflet, Vulpix-Alola, Vulpix, Torchic, Amaura

Gastly
GSI: Grimer-Alola, Stunky, Munchlax
SSI: Vullaby, Ferroseed, Pawniard
NSI: Staryu, Mienfoo, Timburr, Abra, Carvanha, Croagunk, Scraggy, Aipom, Elekid, Houndour, Skrelp, Mareanie

Grimer-Alola
GSI: Mudbray, Onix, Hippopotas
SSI: Diglett, Croagunk, Pawniard, Mareanie, Drilbur
NSI: Dwebble, Skrelp

Magnemite
GSI: Chinchou, Hippopotas, Munchlax, Drilbur, Trapinch
SSI: Mienfoo, Timburr, Diglett, Foongus, Ferroseed, Mudbray, Onix, Pumpkaboo-Super
NSI: Ponyta, Croagunk, Torchic, Vulpix

Mareanie
GSI: Staryu, Diglett, Ferroseed, Chinchou, Shellder, Magnemite, Croagunk, Slowpoke
SSI: Abra, Mudbray, Onix, Pawniard, Trapinch, Munchlax
NSI: Vullaby, Elekid

Mienfoo
GSI: Croagunk, Snubbull, Spritzee, Skrelp, Mareanie, Trubbish
SSI: Vullaby, Foongus, Mudbray, Cottonee, Slowpoke, Larvesta
NSI: Timburr, Ponyta, Doduo, Abra, Rufflet, Archen, Hippopotas, Taillow

Mudbray
GSI: Staryu, Snivy, Pumpkaboo-Super, Pumpkaboo-Small, Slowpoke
SSI: Corphish, Foongus
NSI: Snubbull, Ferroseed, Shellder, Chinchou, Carvanha, Cottonee, Vulpix, Vulpix-Alola

Onix
GSI: Staryu, Timburr, Mienfoo, Foongus, Mudbray, Ferroseed, Pumpkaboo-Super, Cottonee, Drilbur, Slowpoke, Hippopotas
SSI: Snivy, Shellder, Corphish
NSI: Diglett, Abra, Carvanha, Tirtouga

Pawniard
GSI: Mienfoo, Timburr, Ponyta, Mudbray, Croagunk
SSI: Diglett, Scraggy, Hippopotas, Trubbish, Houndour, Larvesta
NSI: Staryu, Pawniard, Abra, Onix, Foongus, Ferroseed, Drilbur

Ponyta
GSI: Chinchou, Munchlax, Skrelp, Mareanie, Hippopotas, Slowpoke
SSI: Staryu, Mudbray, Shellder, Omanyte, Corphish, Tirtouga Mudray can come in because stamina even on a straight flare blitz unless it's sleeping, so it should probably be GSI
NSI: Timburr, Diglett, Carvanha, Archen, Scraggy

Pumpkaboo-Super
GSI: Vullaby, Ponyta, Grimer-Alola, Scraggy, Larvesta, Houndour, Vulpix, Torchic
SSI: Timburr, Pawniard, Rufflet
NSI: Foongus, Shellder, Croagunk, Carvanha, Gastly, Doduo

Shellder
GSI: Magnemite, Ferroseed
SSI: Timburr, Chinchou, Snubbull, Spritzee, Cottonee, Munchlax, Slowpoke
NSI: Mienfoo, Staryu, Pawniard, Snivy, Grimer-Alola, Skrelp, Scraggy, Elekid

Snivy
GSI: Vullaby, Foongus, Ponyta, Grimer-Alola, Larvesta
SSI: Gastly, Doduo, Ferroseed, Croagunk, Torchic, Snover
NSI: Staryu, Abra, Pawniard, Magnemite, Pumpkaboo-Super, Vulpix

Snubbull
GSI: Foongus, Larvesta
SSI: Gastly, Mudbray, Ponyta, Magnemite, Ferroseed, Spritzee, Pawniard, Skrelp
NSI: Staryu, Snivy, Abra, Grimer-Alola, Croagunk, Hippopotas

Spritzee
GSI: Foongus, Magnemite, Ponyta, Ferroseed, Gastly, Mareanie, Skrelp, Torchic
SSI: Pawniard, Croagunk, Grimer-Alola, Munchlax
NSI: Snivy, Mudbray

Staryu
GSI: Chinchou, Ferroseed, Munchlax
SSI: Foongus, Spritzee, Pumpkaboo-Super, Cottonee, Grimer-Alola, Mareanie
NSI: Timburr, Snivy, Magnemite, Skrelp, Scraggy, Elekid

Timburr
GSI: Foongus, Snubbull, Spritzee, Skrelp
SSI: Vullaby, Croagunk, Cottonee, Larvesta
NSI: Abra, Gastly, Mudbray, Doduo, Slowpoke, Ponyta, Rufflet, Hippopotas, Taillow, Trubbish

Vullaby
GSI: Onix, Chinchou, Shellder, Snubbull, Spritzee, Tirtouga 236+ SpA Vullaby Dark Pulse vs. 76 HP / 0 SpD Onix: 12-15 (57.1 - 71.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
SSI: Magnemite, Dwebble
NSI: Pawniard, Elekid, Vulpix-Alola, Amaura

Anyway, not much to say. This is really a useful reasource.
 

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Stuff I think could stand to be swapped around in bold (also I'm assuming SSI should be situational switchin? Or are you using it differently here):
Abra
GSI: Grimer-Alola, Stunky, Munchlax
SSI: Vullaby, Diglett, Pawniard, Ferroseed
NSI: Spritzee, Carvanha, Pumpkaboo-Super, Aipom, Houndour

Carvanha
GSI: Timburr, Ferroseed, Magnemite, Croagunk
SSI: Staryu, Mienfoo, Vullaby, Chinchou, Foongus, Grimer-Alola, Snubbull, Cottonee, Spritzee, Croagunk, Mareanie
NSI: Snivy, Pawniard, Shellder, Corphish, Skrelp

Chinchou
GSI: Foongus, Ferroseed, Pumpkaboo-Super, Chinchou, Cottonee, Snivy, Munchlax
SSI: Timburr, Diglett, Onix, Croagunk, Spritzee, Drilbur, Snover, Trapinch
NSI: Mienfoo, Abra, Pawniard, Hippopotas, Scraggy

Corphish
GSI: Foongus, Chinchou, Croagunk, Cottonee, Ferroseed
SSI: Snivy, Magnemite, Snubbull, Skrelp, Mareanie
NSI: Staryu, Mienfoo, Shellder, Pumpkaboo-Super, Elekid

Cottonee
GSI: Foongus, Ponyta, Magnemite, Ferroseed, Spritzee, Croagunk, Grimer-Alola, Rufflet, Mareanie, Larvesta
SSI: Gastly, Doduo, Pumpkaboo-Super, Vulpix, Munchlax, Skrelp
NSI: Vullaby, Vulpix-Alola, Amaura

Diglett
GSI: None
SSI: None
NSI: Mienfoo, Staryu, Timburr, Vullaby, Foongus, Snivy, Gastly, Mudbray, Snubbull, Shellder, Carvanha, Pumpkaboo-Super, Cottonee, Ferroseed, Corphish, Slowpoke, Scraggy, Pumpkaboo-Small, Tirtouga

Doduo
GSI: None
SSI: Onix, Chinchou, Snubbull, Shellder, Magnemite, Archen, Omanyte, Tirtouga
NSI: Vullaby, Ponyta, Grimer-Alola, Pawniard, Corphish, Aipom, Mareanie, Skrelp, Elekid, Honedge, Hippopotas
I feel as though honedge should really be SSI, as it comes in on return/QA/Jump Kick/Non LO Brave Bird freely.

Dwebble
GSI: Mienfoo, Timburr, Staryu, Mudbray, Ferroseed, Shellder, Corphish, Drilbur, Tirtouga, Hippopotas, Mareanie
SSI: Foongus, Snubbull, Spritzee, Cottonee, Scraggy, Pumpkaboo-Super, Slowpoke
NSI: Pawniard, Grimer-Alola, Magnemite, Carvanha, Skrelp

Ferroseed
GSI: Timburr, Mienfoo, Ponyta, Croagunk, Mudbray, Scraggy, Vulpix, Larvesta
SSI: Vullaby, Pawniard, Pumpkaboo-Super, Magby, Torchic
NSI: Abra, Doduo, Rufflet, Aipom How is abra a check here, Ferroseed is an abra check and pretty much just wins unless is comes in on HP fight or is really weakened. Aipom is similar; Koff->Bullet seed defeats Aipom if ferroseed is healthy and even straight bullet seed ensures a double-ko

Foongus
GSI: Vullaby, Croagunk, Grimer-Alola, Ferroseed, Munchlax
SSI: Foongus, Pawniard, Magnemite, Gastly, Ponyta, Pumpkaboo-Super, Larvesta Foongus shouldn't be there, as even if both are at full it's still a 50-50
NSI: Abra, Doduo, Rufflet, Vulpix-Alola, Vulpix, Torchic, Amaura

Gastly
GSI: Grimer-Alola, Stunky, Munchlax
SSI: Vullaby, Ferroseed, Pawniard
NSI: Staryu, Mienfoo, Timburr, Abra, Carvanha, Croagunk, Scraggy, Aipom, Elekid, Houndour, Skrelp, Mareanie

Grimer-Alola
GSI: Mudbray, Onix, Hippopotas
SSI: Diglett, Croagunk, Pawniard, Mareanie, Drilbur
NSI: Dwebble, Skrelp

Magnemite
GSI: Chinchou, Hippopotas, Munchlax, Drilbur, Trapinch
SSI: Mienfoo, Timburr, Diglett, Foongus, Ferroseed, Mudbray, Onix, Pumpkaboo-Super
NSI: Ponyta, Croagunk, Torchic, Vulpix

Mareanie
GSI: Staryu, Diglett, Ferroseed, Chinchou, Shellder, Magnemite, Croagunk, Slowpoke
SSI: Abra, Mudbray, Onix, Pawniard, Trapinch, Munchlax
NSI: Vullaby, Elekid

Mienfoo
GSI: Croagunk, Snubbull, Spritzee, Skrelp, Mareanie, Trubbish
SSI: Vullaby, Foongus, Mudbray, Cottonee, Slowpoke, Larvesta
NSI: Timburr, Ponyta, Doduo, Abra, Rufflet, Archen, Hippopotas, Taillow

Mudbray
GSI: Staryu, Snivy, Pumpkaboo-Super, Pumpkaboo-Small, Slowpoke
SSI: Corphish, Foongus
NSI: Snubbull, Ferroseed, Shellder, Chinchou, Carvanha, Cottonee, Vulpix, Vulpix-Alola

Onix
GSI: Staryu, Timburr, Mienfoo, Foongus, Mudbray, Ferroseed, Pumpkaboo-Super, Cottonee, Drilbur, Slowpoke, Hippopotas
SSI: Snivy, Shellder, Corphish
NSI: Diglett, Abra, Carvanha, Tirtouga

Pawniard
GSI: Mienfoo, Timburr, Ponyta, Mudbray, Croagunk
SSI: Diglett, Scraggy, Hippopotas, Trubbish, Houndour, Larvesta
NSI: Staryu, Pawniard, Abra, Onix, Foongus, Ferroseed, Drilbur

Ponyta
GSI: Chinchou, Munchlax, Skrelp, Mareanie, Hippopotas, Slowpoke
SSI: Staryu, Mudbray, Shellder, Omanyte, Corphish, Tirtouga Mudray can come in because stamina even on a straight flare blitz unless it's sleeping, so it should probably be GSI
NSI: Timburr, Diglett, Carvanha, Archen, Scraggy

Pumpkaboo-Super
GSI: Vullaby, Ponyta, Grimer-Alola, Scraggy, Larvesta, Houndour, Vulpix, Torchic
SSI: Timburr, Pawniard, Rufflet
NSI: Foongus, Shellder, Croagunk, Carvanha, Gastly, Doduo

Shellder
GSI: Magnemite, Ferroseed
SSI: Timburr, Chinchou, Snubbull, Spritzee, Cottonee, Munchlax, Slowpoke
NSI: Mienfoo, Staryu, Pawniard, Snivy, Grimer-Alola, Skrelp, Scraggy, Elekid

Snivy
GSI: Vullaby, Foongus, Ponyta, Grimer-Alola, Larvesta
SSI: Gastly, Doduo, Ferroseed, Croagunk, Torchic, Snover
NSI: Staryu, Abra, Pawniard, Magnemite, Pumpkaboo-Super, Vulpix

Snubbull
GSI: Foongus, Larvesta
SSI: Gastly, Mudbray, Ponyta, Magnemite, Ferroseed, Spritzee, Pawniard, Skrelp
NSI: Staryu, Snivy, Abra, Grimer-Alola, Croagunk, Hippopotas

Spritzee
GSI: Foongus, Magnemite, Ponyta, Ferroseed, Gastly, Mareanie, Skrelp, Torchic
SSI: Pawniard, Croagunk, Grimer-Alola, Munchlax
NSI: Snivy, Mudbray

Staryu
GSI: Chinchou, Ferroseed, Munchlax
SSI: Foongus, Spritzee, Pumpkaboo-Super, Cottonee, Grimer-Alola, Mareanie
NSI: Timburr, Snivy, Magnemite, Skrelp, Scraggy, Elekid

Timburr
GSI: Foongus, Snubbull, Spritzee, Skrelp
SSI: Vullaby, Croagunk, Cottonee, Larvesta
NSI: Abra, Gastly, Mudbray, Doduo, Slowpoke, Ponyta, Rufflet, Hippopotas, Taillow, Trubbish

Vullaby
GSI: Onix, Chinchou, Shellder, Snubbull, Spritzee, Tirtouga 236+ SpA Vullaby Dark Pulse vs. 76 HP / 0 SpD Onix: 12-15 (57.1 - 71.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
SSI: Magnemite, Dwebble
NSI: Pawniard, Elekid, Vulpix-Alola, Amaura

Anyway, not much to say. This is really a useful reasource.
Honedge loses to Doduo's Knock Off
Aipom and Abra both have access to rare but notable Fire coverage they can use to specifically get around Ferroseed
Foongus can switch in on anything not called Sludge Bomb 100% of the time and can switch in on Sludge Bomb most of the time
Mudbray loses to special variants of Ponyta, including Grassium Z, Sunny Day, or just plain old Fire Blast / HP Grass variants
Onix can directly switch into, outspeed, and KO Nasty Plot Vullaby with Rock Blast due to Defense drops from Weak Armor, and it is the most solid Vullaby check available in this metagame
 
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Honedge loses to Doduo's Knock Off
Aipom and Abra both have access to rare but notable Fire coverage they can use to specifically get around Ferroseed
Foongus can switch in on anything not called Sludge Bomb 100% of the time and can switch in on Sludge Bomb most of the time
Onix can directly switch into, outspeed, and KO Nasty Plot Vullaby with Rock Blast due to Defense drops from Weak Armor, and it is the most solid Vullaby check available in this metagame
"SSI, or Safe Switch-Ins, can switch into and beat the threat situationally. They may need to switch in on a specific move, or require that the threat not be running a somewhat commonly seen coverage move."
Honedge does that quite well, as it comes in on 3/5 of doduo's moves and does just as well as if it had come it on a free switch. Since honedge is considered a check and can use over half of Doduo's moves as a safe switch in, it should really be in SSI or neither.

240 SpA Life Orb Abra Hidden Power Fire vs. 84 HP / 228 SpD Eviolite Ferroseed: 21-26 (95.4 - 118.1%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO while Ferroseed ohkoes in return; Sash doesn't do any better because of bullet seed. I could sorta accept this because of chip if this was a standard abra set, but as something so niche as to not even be oo or have any real usage I can't really support that at all. I completely forgot about fire punch aipom though, sorry about that.

How so? Coming in on even Giga Drain or spore at best gives you a 50-50, and if you switch out to a counter before the final speed tie you didn't even need Foongus to check it.

I'd been assuming it already had a weak armor boost because it got brought in on an attack, but even then berry juice means you'd need to nasty plot and sturdy messes that up up, so yeah, that's very fair.
 
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H*ck yeah my dude! Love you!

E: Are you sure Timburr should be a GSI to Carvanha? I thought it ran Psychic Fangs now.

E2: I am certifying this thread as the Official LC Checks Compendium (Marvelous Edition).

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#11
WA Evio Onix and Shellder are a guaranteed switchin to Doduo
Shellder is 2HKO'd by Brave Bird, and I guess WA Evio Onix can switch-in, but that's not the first Onix set I'd ever recommend to someone since it lacks the power of other Weak Armor sweepers, and also lacks the utility of WA users such as Omanyte and Dwebble.