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Manectric (Analysis) [GP: 2/2]

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  1. blarajan

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    [Overview]

    <p>Say hello to Manectric, one of the best users of a Choice item in UU. With its excellent base 105 Special Attack and Speed stats, it can effectively use both Choice Scarf and Choice Specs. However, Manectric's stats aren't the only things that make it such an effective Choice user. The electric dog has access to both Flamethrower and Overheat, giving it Fire-type moves to hit Grass-type Pokemon who resist Electric hard. Its ability, Lightningrod, grants it many switch-in opportunities, as it is immune to and receives a Special Attack boost from Electric-type attacks. Finally, Manectric has the coveted Switcheroo in its movepool, which allows it to cast away its Choice item, while crippling enemy walls such as Chansey. With these tools at its disposal, Manectric is an excellent addition to any team.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Thunderbolt / Volt Switch
    move 2: Overheat / Flamethrower
    move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Switcheroo
    item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Manectric's most effective niche in the UU tier is as a great Choice item user, being an excellent wielder of both Choice Specs and Choice Scarf. If using Choice Specs, Manectric's main move will be Thunderbolt, as it provides reliable STAB that will hit anything that doesn't resist it hard. If, however, you go with Choice Scarf, Volt Switch is the preferred option, which still hits reasonably hard, and also allows Manectric to leave the field, granting you momentum. Overheat hits Grass- and Steel-type Pokemon, such as Shaymin and Escavalier, for super effective damage. Since two Overheats hit harder than two Flamethrowers, it is the preferred move. If you plan on keeping Manectric in for longer than that, or are preparing to Switcheroo the Choice item away, Flamethrower can be used instead. The choice of Hidden Power depends solely on what you'd like to hit. Hidden Power Grass hits notable foes such as Quagsire and Rhyperior for 4x super effective damage; Hidden Power Ice, however, lets you hit Flygon. Finally, Switcheroo is mandatory in the last slot, as it is the reason Manectric is such an effective Choice user. Switcheroo allows you to cripple walls, such as Chansey and Dusclops, or slow set-up Pokemon, by locking them into a single move. Lightningrod is the best choice of ability as it grants Manectric an Electric-type immunity as well as a Special Attack boost when hit by Electric-type attacks. This is Manectric's main switch-in opportunity, as it is relatively frail.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As awesome as Manectric is, it does have some problems. Rotom-H, one of the most common Pokemon in the metagame, resists every single move in Manectric's arsenal. However, repeated Electric-type attacks will hurt. Likewise, Lanturn resists all of Manectric's moves if you opt for Hidden Power Ice. Special walls such as Chansey can take a hit from any move in this set for days. However, they must be wary of Switcheroo. As with all Choice sets, this variant of Manectric requires keen prediction to be effective. Volt Switch alleviates this a bit, as it lets you switch to a counter even if you predict incorrectly. Sigilyph makes an excellent partner for this set, as it attracts Electric-type attacks for Manectric to switch in on, while Sigilyph can burn physical attackers that threaten Manectric. Likewise, Manectric makes a good partner for Pokemon such as Bisharp and Azelf, which appreciate walls being softened or crippled, as Manetric can pave the way for a sweep either through Switcheroo or pure power.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Life Orb
    move 1: Thunderbolt
    move 2: Flamethrower / Overheat
    move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While it excels at utilizing a Choice set, Manectric can use a Life Orb set effectively as well. The Life Orb boost not only allows Manectric to hit very hard, but also gives it the freedom to switch moves. Thunderbolt provides it a reliable STAB move to hit most Pokemon hard. Flamethrower hits Grass-, Ice-, Steel-, and Bug-type Pokemon for super effective damage. You can elect to use Overheat in this slot for the added power; however, because you can switch moves, this isn't recommended. The final coverage option is a choice between Hidden Powers. Hidden Power Grass allows Manectric to hit Quagsire and Lanturn for super effective damage, as they wall the rest of this set. Hidden Power Ice, on the other hand, allows you to hit Flygon, while providing pseudo-BoltBeam coverage. Finally, Volt Switch lets Manectric maintain offensive momentum and gives it the ability to switch out to a counter. Timid is chosen over Modest to outspeed positive-natured base 100 Speed Pokemon. Lightningrod is the chosen ability as the Electric-type immunity it provides gives Manectric switch-in opportunities.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A number of options can be used instead of Volt Switch. Substitute can be used to ease prediction, though Life Orb recoil and Substitute recoil rack up fast. Switcheroo can be used to cripple a wall, though this is best done with a Choice item.</p>

    <p>Rotom-H, one of the more common Pokemon in the UU metagame, resists every move on this set, and is therefore a reliable check. Likewise, Lanturn, Quagsire, and Flygon can easily sponge all of Manectric's moves bar a super effective Hidden Power. Finally, since this set lacks Switcheroo, dedicated special walls such as Chansey can come in on anything Manectric has to offer with little to no fear. Pokemon that appreciate walls being damaged, such as Azelf, Bisharp, Cobalion, and Moltres make excellent partners for this set, due to Manectric's prowess at softening walls.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Manectric really doesn't have many other options. It has access to Curse and has the elemental fangs for coverage. With White Herb, one can attempt a gimmicky physical sweeper set. However, this is entirely outclassed by Luxray, and really shouldn't ever be used. Additionally, it has access to a few support moves in Roar and Light Screen, though due to its frailty, it really shouldn't employ these options. Finally, it can use Hidden Power Water to hit Rotom-H, Rhyperior, and Hippowdon, super effectively, although bulkier variants of these Pokemon can take a hit and OHKO with Overheat and Earthquake, respectively.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>As powerful as Manectric is, there are numerous Pokemon that give it problems. Specially oriented walls, such as Chansey and Deoxys-D, don't take much damage from any of Manectric's attacks, and they are able to heal off the damage. However, they have to be wary of Switcheroo from Choice sets. Likewise, Pokemon such as Cobalion and Azelf can outspeed non-Scarf versions, and threaten to OHKO Manectric with their powerful STAB attacks. Lanturn and Quagsire can wall Manectric if it lacks Hidden Power Grass. Flygon resists Thunderbolt and Overheat and takes little damage from Hidden Power Grass, and can switch in and threaten Manectric with Earthquake. Since Flygon is commonly Scarfed itself, it is even more effective against Manectric, as it doesn't even fear Switcheroo. Rotom-H deserves a special mention as a check, as it resists every move in Manectric's competitive repetoire. Finally, Dugtrio can switch into Manectric's Electric-type attacks and trap it with its ability, Arena Trap. It can then outspeed and OHKO Manectric with Earthquake.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Manectric receives Minus from the Dream World, which is entirely useless in the singles metagame.</p>
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    Now that we got that out of the way....

    I'm having trouble understanding why Thunderbolt is slashed next to Switcheroo. IMO, Switcheroo is the move that this set shouldn't be without. Plus, Volt Switch isn't really that great, and while Manectric's goal isn't necessarily to sweep, getting a strong hit off especially with Specs is oftentimes far more important.

    Move the slash of Thunderbolt before Volt Switch (Thunderbolt is better with Specs, VS with Scarf), and consider this approved.

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    seriously guys, all of this nitpicking and nobody noticed that thunderbolt is slashed?

    set should switch volt change and thunderbolt.

    EDIT: damn it ninja'd

    just pick one of overheat/flamethrower and mention the other in ac to get rid of some of the slashes. personally, I prefer overheat (since there is a lot that can make manectric switch and get rid of the SpA drop), but that's up to you.

    not much else, manectric is pretty simple. looks good.

    oh and also please mention sigiplyph as a teammate (since it has a huge electric problem) and manectric can take advantage of that.
  4. blarajan

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    Gotchya. Consider it changed.
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    Just saying that Lanturn is weak to HP Grass...
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    That was stated when HP Ice was the primary option. Thanks for the catch.
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    I'd like to see a standalone LO set. Yes supposedly, Raikou outclasses that set, but Manectrics immunity to Electric moves, access to Overheat/Flamethrower and still good speed tier are enough to differentiate it from Raikou imo.

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    Thats ok, the LO set doesn't really like you much either :P
  8. blarajan

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    Changes implemented. Third stamp please! :D.

    Though, I don't really like the Life Orb set that much.
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    Signal Beam could be used over Hidden Power though it is outclassed typing wise. I still think it deserves a mention.
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    signal beam hits nothing important, though. HP ice hits flygon while HP grass hits gastrodon. I cannot think of a single pokemon that is not hit almost or as hard by thunderbolt, overheat, or hidden power.
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    Signal beam was already mentioned in the life orb set. It doesn't deserve a mention on the choice set. Tbolt does about as much as a super effective signal beam, and overheat hits celebi almost as hard.
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    ok

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    With that check, Manectric is now in GP. I still need to write it up, though.
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    I've posted some of the write up. It'll be finished tomorrow.
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    Sorry for the delay. It's been written up.
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    [OVERVIEW]

    <p>Say hello to Manectric, one of the best users of a Choice Item in UU. With its excellent base 105 Special Attack and Speed stats, it can effectively use both Choice Scarf and Choice Specs effectively. However, Manectric's stats, however, aren't the only things that make it such an effective Choice Item optional user. It has access to both Flamethrower and Overheat, giving it Fire-type moves to complement its Electric-type moves for wide coverage, hitting Grass-type Pokemon hard. Likewise, its ability, Lightningrod,<commas> grants it many switch-in switch-in is the noun which refers to the Pokemon switching in opportunities, as it is immune to and receives a Special Attack boost from Electric-type attacks. Finally, Manectric has in its movepool the coveted "Switcheroo," which allows it to cast away its Choice Item, crippling enemy walls such as Chansey. With these tools at its disposal, Manectric is able to be an excellent addition to anyone's team.</p>

    [SET]

    name: Choice
    move 1: Thunderbolt / Volt Switch
    move 2: Overheat / Flamethrower
    move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Switcheroo
    item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs : 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Manectric's most effective niche in the UU tier is as a great Choice user, being able to effectively use both Choice Specs and Choice Scarf effectively. If using Choice Specs is used, the main move on the set will should be Thunderbolt, as it provides reliable STAB that will hit anything that doesn't resist it hard. If using Choice Scarf is used, Volt Switch is the preferred option. Volt Switch still hits suitably or reasonably hard, and allows Manectric to leave the field unharmed optional, granting you momentum. The next move grants you is for just changing it so you don't repeat 'grants you' too many times coverage. Overheat hits Grass- and Steel-type Pokemon such as Celebi or Registeel for super effectively damage. Likewise, since two Overheats still hit harder than two Flamethrowers, it is the preferred move. If you plan on keeping Manectric in for longer than that two turns, or are preparing for when you Switcheroo the Choice Item away,did you mean trying to stay in after switching your item? Flamethrower can be used instead. The choice of Hidden Power depends solely on what you'd like to hit on your preference. Hidden Power Grass hits notable foes such as Gastrodon, Quagsire, and Rhyperior which are 4x weak to itfor 4x super effective damage. However, Hidden Power Ice, however, lets you hit OHKO Flygon which are attempting to come in on and Electric- or Fire-type move optional. Finally, Switcheroo is used in the last spot, as it is the reason why Manectric is such an effective Choice user. Switcheroo allows you to cripple bulky item-reliant Pokemon which are reliant on their items, such as Chansey or and Dusclops or slow force set-up Pokemon by forcing them into a single move. Lightningrod is the best choice of nature for its ability as it grants you an Electric-type immunity as well as a Special Attack boost when hit by Electric-type attacks. This lets Manectric switch in for free on Electric-type moves, as it is relatively frail.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As awesome as Manectric is, it does have some problems. Rotom-H, one of the most common Pokemon in the metagame UU, resisting every single move in Manectric's arsenal. However, repeated Electric-type attacks will hurt still dent Rotom-H. Likewise, Lanturn resists every move when unless Manectric uses carries Hidden Power Ice Grass. Specially oriented walls such as Chansey can take any move in this set for days can wall Magnetric for an eternity but it was be wary of Switcheroo. However, they must be wary of Switcheroo. Likewise, since this set is Choiced is a Choice set, it requires keen prediction for it to be used effectively. Volt Switch alleviates this need a bit slightly, as it lets you switch to a counter, even if you predict incorrectly easing prediction. Sigilyph makes an excellent partner for this set as it attracts Electric-type attacks for Manectric to avoid switch in on, while Sigilyph can burn physical attackers that threaten Manectric. Likewise, Manectric makes a good partner for Pokemon such as Bisharp or Azelf which appreciate walls being softened weakened, as by Manectric's offensive prowess allows it to do a lot of damage to most everything.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Life Orb
    move 1: Thunderbolt
    move 2: Flamethrower / Overheat
    move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs : 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While it excels at utilizing a Choice set, Manectric can use a Life Orb set effectively as well. The Life Orb boost not only allows Manectric to hit very hard, but it also gives it Magnetric the freedom to switch moves. Thunderbolt provides it with a reliable STAB move to hit most Pokemon hard with. Flamethrower hits Grass-type Pokemon that resist Electric-type attacks Thunderbolt, along with Ice-, Steel-, and Bug-type Pokemon for super effectively damage. You could can choose to use Overheat in this slot for the added power; however, because you can switch moves,but this isn't recommended as Magnetric often stays in for multiple turns. The final coverage option is a choice between Hidden Powers. Hidden Power Grass allows Manectric to hit Gastrodon, Quagsire, and Lanturn for super effectively damage, as they wall the rest of this set. Hidden Power Ice, on the other hand, allows you to hit OHKO you can still hit it with flamethrower ;) Flygon, while providing pseudo-BoltBeam like coverage. Finally, Volt Switch lets Manectric maintain offensive momentum and gives it the ability to switch out to an appropriate optional counter. Timid is chosen over Modest should be the nature to consider as it allows Magnetric to outspeed positive speed base 100 Speed Pokemon. Lightningrod is the chosen ability as it provides Manectric switch-in switch-in is the noun which refers to the Pokemon switching in opportunities due to the immunity it provides.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Instead of Volt Switch, a few other options can go in this set. You can include Signal Beam can be used, though outside of Celebi, it's not hitting any Pokemon harder than one of your its other coverage moves. Substitute can be used to ease prediction, though Life Orb recoil and Substitute recoil the HP lost to create Substitutes rack up fast. Finally, you can still use Switcheroo to cripple a special wall with Life Orb, though at that point, you're better off using a Choice set.</p>

    <p>Rotom-H, one of the more common Pokemon in the UU metagame, resists every move on this set, acting as a reliable check. However, repeated Thunderbolts and Volt Switches will still hurt dent it. Likewise, Lanturn, Gastrodon, Quagsire, and Flygon resists every move when you're using the different Hidden Power other than the appropriate Hidden Power used. Finally, since this set lacks Switcheroo, dedicated special walls such as Chansey can come in on anything Manectric has to offer with little to no fear. Pokemon that appreciate walls being damaged weakened, such as Azelf, Bisharp, Cobalion, and Moltres make excellent partners for this set, due to its Magnetric's prowess at softening walls.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Manectric really doesn't have any viable other options. It has access to Curse and has the elemental fangs for coverage. With White Herb, one can attempt a gimmicky physical sweeper set. However, this is entirely outclassed by Luxray, and really shouldn't ever be used. Likewise, it has access to a few support moves, in such as Roar and Light Screen. It can quickly set up a screen, though due to its frailty, it really shouldn't employ these options. Finally, it can use Hidden Power Water to hit Rotom-H for super effectively damage, though that doesn't do that much to bulky versions, and it is OHKOed back by Overheat.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>As powerful as Manectric is, there are a lot of Pokemon that give it problems. Specially oriented walls such as Chansey and Deoxys-D don't take much damage from any of Manectric's attacks, and they are able to heal off the damage. However, they have to be wary of Switcheroo from the Choice sets. Likewise, pokemon such as Cobalion and Azelf can outspeed non Choice Scarf versions. They and can then threaten to OHKO it with their powerful STAB attacks. Lanturn, Quagsire, and Gastrodon can wall Manectric if it lacks Hidden Power Grass. Flygon, which resists every Thunderbolt and Overheat and while taking little damage from Hidden Power Grass, can switch in and threaten it with Earthquake. Since Flygon is commonly scarfed holding a Choice Scarf itself, it is an even more effective checkagainst Manectric, as it doesn't even fear Switcheroo. Rotom-H deserves a special mention as a check, as it resists every move that Manectric commonly uses could consider using. Finally, Dugtrio can switch into the Electric-type attacks and trap Manectric with its ability,<comma> Arena Trap. It can then outspeed and OHKO Manectric with Earthquake.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Manectric receives Minus from the Drean World, which is entirely useless in the Singles metagame. it still feels useless to me in Doubles</p>


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    [OVERVIEW Overview]

    <p>Say hello to Meet preferential Manectric, one of the best users of a Choice item in UU. With its excellent base 105 Special Attack and Speed stats, it can effectively use both Choice Scarf and Choice Specs. Manectric's stats, however, aren't the only things that make it such an effective Choice user. It The electric dog has access to both Flamethrower and Overheat, giving it Fire-type moves to complement its Electric-type coverage, hitting hit Grass-type Pokemon hard, complementing its Electric-type coverage. Likewise, Its ability Lightningrod grants it many switch-in opportunities, as it is immune to and receives a Special Attack boost from Electric-type attacks. Finally, Manectric has in its movepool the coveted "Switcheroo," which allows it to cast away its Choice item, crippling enemy walls such as Chansey. With these tools at its disposal, Manectric is able to be an excellent addition to anyone's team.</p>

    [SET]
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    name: Choice
    move 1: Thunderbolt / Volt Switch
    move 2: Overheat / Flamethrower
    move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Switcheroo
    item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs : 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Manectric's most effective niche in the UU tier is as a great Choice user, being able to effectively use an excellent wielder of both Choice Specs and Choice Scarf. If using equipped with Choice Specs, the Manectric's main move on the set will be Thunderbolt, as it provides reliable STAB that will hit anything that doesn't resist it hard. If using, however, you go with Choice Scarf, Volt Switch is the preferred option. Volt Switch, still hitting suitably hard, and allowing Manectric to leave the field, granting you momentum. The next move, on the other hand, grants you coverage. Overheat hits Grass- and Steel-type Pokemon such as Celebi or and Registeel for super effective damage. Likewise, Since two Overheats still hit harder than two Flamethrowers, it is the preferred move. If you plan on keeping Manectric in for longer than that, or are preparing for when you Switcheroo the Choice item away, Flamethrower can be used instead. The choice of Hidden Power depends solely on what you'd like to hit. Hidden Power Grass hits notable foes such as Gastrodon Omastar?, Quagsire, and Rhyperior for 4x super effective damage; Hidden Power Ice, however, lets you hit Flygon. Finally, Switcheroo is used mandatory preferential in the last spot slot, as it is the reason Manectric is such an effective Choice user. Switcheroo allows you to cripple bulky item-reliant Pokemon reliant on their items, such as Chansey or and Dusclops, or slow set-up Pokemon, by forcing them into a single move. Lightningrod is the best choice of nature ability as it grants you Manectric an Electric-type immunity as well as a Special Attack boost when hit by Electric-type attacks. This lets is Manectric's main switch-in opportunity, as it is relatively frail.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As awesome as Manectric is, it does have some problems. Rotom-H, one of the most common Pokemon in the metagame, resists every single move in Manectric's arsenal. However, repeated Electric-type attacks will hurt. Likewise, Lanturn resists every all Manectric's moves when if Manectric uses chooses Hidden Power Ice. Special walls such as Chansey can take any move in this set for days. However, they must be wary of Switcheroo. Likewise, since this set is Choiced, it As with all Choice sets, this variant of Manectric requires keen prediction to use effectively be effective. Volt Switch alleviates this a bit, as it lets you switch to a counter, even if you predict incorrectly. Sigilyph makes an excellent partner for this set as it attracts Electric-type attacks for Manectric to avoid switch in on, while Sigilyph can burn physical attackers that threaten Manectric. Likewise, Manectric makes a good partner for Pokemon such as Bisharp or and Azelf which appreciate walls being softened, as Manectric's offensive prowess allows it to do a lot of damage to almost everything.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Life Orb
    move 1: Thunderbolt
    move 2: Flamethrower / Overheat
    move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs : 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While it excels at utilizing a Choice set, Manectric can use a Life Orb set effectively as well. The Life Orb boost not only allows Manectric to hit very hard, but also gives it the freedom to switch moves. Thunderbolt provides it a reliable STAB move with which to hit most Pokemon hard with. Flamethrower hits Grass-type Pokemon that resist its Electric-type STAB optional attacks, along with Ice-, Steel-, and Bug-type Pokemon for super effective damage. You could can choose elect preferential to use Overheat in this slot for the added power; however, because you can switch moves, this isn't recommended. The final coverage option is a choice between Hidden Powers. Hidden Power Grass allows Manectric to hit Gastrodon, Quagsire, and Lanturn for super effective damage, as they wall the rest of this set. Hidden Power Ice, on the other hand, allows you to hit Flygon, while providing pseudo-BoltBeam like coverage. Finally, Volt Switch lets Manectric maintain offensive momentum and gives it the ability to switch out to a counter. Timid is chosen over Modest to outspeed positive-natured speed base 100 Speed Pokemon. Lightningrod is the chosen ability as the Electric-type immunity it provides gives Manectric switch-in opportunities due to the immunity it provides.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Instead of Volt Switch, a few other options can go in this set. You can include Manectric receives Signal Beam, though outside of Celebi, it's not hitting any Pokemon harder than one of your Manectric's other coverage moves. Substitute can be used to ease prediction, though Life Orb recoil and Substitute recoil health loss rack up fast. Finally, you can still use Switcheroo to cripple a special wall with Life Orb, though at that point, you're better off using a Choice set this is best done with a Choice item.</p>

    <p>Rotom-H, one of the more common Pokemon in the UU metagame, resists every move on this set, acting as and is therefore a reliable check. However, repeated Thunderbolts and Volt Switches still hurt it. Likewise, Lanturn, Gastrodon, Quagsire, and Flygon resist every move when you're using the different Hidden Power can easily sponge all Manectric's moves bar a super effective Hidden Power. Finally, since this set lacks Switcheroo, dedicated special walls such as Chansey can come in on anything Manectric has to offer with little to no fear. Pokemon that appreciate walls being damaged, such as Azelf, Bisharp, Cobalion, and Moltres make excellent partners for this set, due to its prowess at softening walls.</p>

    [OTHER OPTIONS Other Options]

    <p>Manectric really doesn't have any other options. It has access to Curse and has the elemental fangs for coverage. With White Herb, one can attempt a gimmicky physical sweeper set. However, this is entirely outclassed by Luxray, and really shouldn't ever be used. Likewise Additionally, it has access to a few support moves in Roar and Light Screen. It can quickly set up a screen, though due to its frailty, it really shouldn't employ these options. Finally, it can use Hidden Power Water to hit Rotom-H for super effective damage, though but that doesn't do that much to bulky versions, and it Manectric is OHKOed back by Overheat.</p>

    [CHECKS AND COUNTERS Checks and Counters]

    <p>As powerful as Manectric is, there are a lot of Pokemon that give it problems. Special walls such as Chansey and Deoxys-D don't take much damage from any of Manectric's attacks, and they are able to heal off the damage. However, they have to be wary of Switcheroo from Choice sets. Likewise, Pokemon such as Cobalion and Azelf can outspeed non-Choice Scarf versions. They can then, and threaten to OHKO it with their powerful STAB attacks. Lanturn, and Quagsire, and Gastrodon can wall Manectric if it lacks Hidden Power Grass. Flygon, which resists every Thunderbolt and Overheat and takes little damage from Hidden Power Grass, and can switch in and threaten it Manectric with Earthquake. Since Flygon is commonly scarfed itself seen with a Choice Scarf, it is even more effective against Manectric, as it doesn't even fear Switcheroo. Rotom-H deserves a special mention as a check, as it resists every move that Manectric could consider using in Manectric's competitive repetoire. Finally, Dugtrio can switch into the Electric-type attacks and trap Manectric with its ability Arena Trap. It can then outspeed and OHKO Manectric with Earthquake.</p>

    [DREAMWORLD Dream World]

    <p>Manectric receives Minus from the Dreamworld Dream World, which is entirely useless in the Singles metagame.</p>


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    <p>Say hello to Meet preferential Manectric, one of the best users of a Choice item in UU. With its excellent base 105 Special Attack and Speed stats, it can effectively use both Choice Scarf and Choice Specs. Manectric's stats, however, aren't the only things that make it such an effective Choice user. It The electric dog has access to both Flamethrower and Overheat, giving it Fire-type moves to complement its Electric-type coverage, hitting hit Grass-type Pokemon hard, complementing its Electric-type coverage. Likewise, Its ability Lightningrod grants it many switch-in opportunities, as it is immune to and receives a Special Attack boost from Electric-type attacks. allowing Manectric to switch in on Electric-type attacks freely and gain a Special Attack boost. Finally, Manectric has in its movepool the coveted "Switcheroo," which allows it to cast away its Choice item, crippling enemy walls such as Chansey. With these tools at its disposal, Manectric is able to be an excellent addition to anyone's team.</p>

    [SET]
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    name: Choice
    move 1: Thunderbolt / Volt Switch
    move 2: Overheat / Flamethrower
    move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Switcheroo
    item: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs : 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Manectric's most effective niche in the UU tier is as a great Choice user, being able to effectively use an excellent wielder of both Choice Specs and Choice Scarf. If using equipped with Choice Specs, the Manectric's main move on the set will be Thunderbolt, as it provides reliable STAB that will hit anything that doesn't resist it hard. If using, however, you go with Choice Scarf, Volt Switch is the preferred option. Volt Switch, still hitting suitably hard, and allowing Manectric to leave the field, granting you gaining (this prevents the use of "granting" twice) momentum. The next move, on the other hand, grants you coverage. Overheat hits Grass- and Steel-type Pokemon such as Celebi or and Registeel for super effective damage. Likewise, Since two Overheats still hit harder than two Flamethrowers, it is the preferred move. If you plan on keeping Manectric in for longer than that, or are preparing for when you Switcheroo the Choice item away, Flamethrower can be used instead. The choice of Hidden Power depends solely on what you'd like to hit. Hidden Power Grass hits notable foes such as Gastrodon Omastar?, Quagsire, and Rhyperior for 4x super effective (Woodchuck note: I'm not sure about this correction, actually) damage; Hidden Power Ice, however, lets you hit Flygon. Finally, Switcheroo is used mandatory preferential in the last spot slot, as it is the reason Manectric is such an effective Choice user. Switcheroo allows you Manectric to cripple bulky item-reliant Pokemon reliant on their items, such as Chansey or and Dusclops, or as well as slow set-up Pokemon, by forcing them into a single move. Lightningrod is the best choice of nature ability as it grants you Manectric an Electric-type immunity as well as a Special Attack boost when hit by Electric-type attacks. This lets is Manectric's main switch-in opportunity, as it is relatively frail.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As awesome as Manectric is, it does have some problems. Rotom-H, one of the most common Pokemon in the metagame, resists every single move in Manectric's arsenal. However, repeated Electric-type attacks will hurt the possessed oven. Likewise, Lanturn resists every all of Manectric's moves when if Manectric uses chooses Hidden Power Ice. Special walls such as Chansey can take any move in this set for days easily. However, they must be wary of Switcheroo. Likewise, since this set is Choiced, it As with all Choice sets, this variant of Manectric requires keen prediction to use effectively be effective. Volt Switch alleviates this a bit somewhat (preferential), as it lets you switch to a counter, even if you predict incorrectly. Sigilyph makes an excellent partner for Manectric this set as it attracts Electric-type attacks for Manectric to avoid switch in on, while Sigilyph can burn physical attackers that threaten Manectric. Likewise, Manectric makes a good partner for Pokemon such as Bisharp or and Azelf which appreciate walls being softened, as Manectric's offensive prowess allows it to do a lot of damage to almost everything.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Life Orb
    move 1: Thunderbolt
    move 2: Flamethrower / Overheat
    move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Hidden Power Ice
    move 4: Volt Switch
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Lightningrod
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs : 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While it excels at utilizing a Choice set, Manectric can use a Life Orb set effectively as well. The Life Orb boost not only allows Manectric to hit very hard, but also gives it the freedom to switch moves. Thunderbolt provides it a reliable STAB move with which to hit most Pokemon hard with. Flamethrower hits Grass-type Pokemon that resist its Electric-type STAB optional (Woodchuck note: I'd say don't put 'STAB', seems redundant) attacks, along with hitting Ice-, Steel-, and Bug-type Pokemon for super effective damage as well. You could can choose elect preferential to use Overheat in this slot for the added power; however, because you can switch moves, this isn't recommended. The final coverage option is a choice between Hidden Powers. Hidden Power Grass allows Manectric to hit Gastrodon, Quagsire, and Lanturn for super effective damage, as they wall the rest of this set. Hidden Power Ice, on the other hand, allows you to hit Flygon, while providing pseudo-BoltBeam like coverage. Finally, Volt Switch lets Manectric maintain offensive momentum and gives it the ability to switch out to a counter. Timid is chosen over Modest to outspeed positive-natured speed base 100 Speed Pokemon. Lightningrod is the chosen ability, as the Electric-type immunity it provides gives Manectric switch-in opportunities due to the immunity it provides.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Instead of Volt Switch, a few other options can go in this set. You can include Manectric receives Signal Beam, though outside of Celebi, it's not hitting any Pokemon harder than one of your Manectric's other coverage moves. Substitute can be used to ease prediction, though Life Orb recoil and the health loss from Substitute recoil health loss rack up fast. Finally, you can still use Switcheroo to cripple a special wall with Life Orb, though at that point, you're better off using a Choice set this is best done with a Choice item.</p>

    <p>Rotom-H, one of the more common Pokemon in the UU metagame, resists every move on this set, acting as and is therefore a reliable check. However, repeated Thunderbolts and Volt Switches still hurt it. Likewise, Lanturn, Gastrodon, Quagsire, and Flygon resist every move when you're using the different Hidden Power can easily sponge all Manectric's moves bar a super effective Hidden Power. Finally, since this set lacks Switcheroo, dedicated special walls such as Chansey can come in on anything any of Manectric's options has to offer with little to no fear. Pokemon that appreciate walls being damaged, such as Azelf, Bisharp, Cobalion, and Moltres, make excellent partners for this set, due to its prowess at softening walls.</p>

    [OTHER OPTIONS Other Options]

    <p>Manectric really doesn't have any other options. It has access to Curse and has the elemental fangs for coverage. With White Herb, one can attempt a gimmicky physical sweeper set. However, this is entirely outclassed by Luxray, and really shouldn't ever be used. Likewise Additionally, it has access to a few support moves in Roar and Light Screen. It can quickly set up a screen, though due to its frailty, it really shouldn't employ these options. Finally, it can use Hidden Power Water to hit Rotom-H for super effective damage,; though but however, it won't that doesn'tdo that much to bulky versions, and it Manectric is OHKOed back in return by Overheat.</p>

    [CHECKS AND COUNTERS Checks and Counters]

    <p>As powerful as Manectric is, there are a lot of Pokemon that give it problems. Special walls such as Chansey and Deoxys-D don't take much damage from any of Manectric's attacks, and they are able to heal off the damage. However, they have to be wary of Switcheroo from Choice sets. Likewise, Pokemon such as Cobalion and Azelf can outspeed non-Choice Scarf versions. They can then, and threaten to OHKO it with their powerful STAB attacks. Lanturn, and Quagsire, and Gastrodon can wall Manectric if it lacks Hidden Power Grass. Flygon, which resists every Thunderbolt and Overheat and takes little damage from Hidden Power Grass, and can switch in and threaten it Manectric with Earthquake. Since Flygon is commonly scarfed itself seen with a Choice Scarf, it is even more effective against Manectric, as it doesn't even fear Switcheroo. Rotom-H deserves a special mention as a check, as it resists every move that Manectric could consider using in Manectric's competitive repertoire. Finally, Dugtrio can switch into the Electric-type attacks and trap Manectric with its ability, Arena Trap. It can then outspeed and OHKO Manectric with Earthquake.</p>

    [DREAMWORLD Dream World]

    <p>Manectric receives Minus from the Dreamworld Dream World, which is entirely useless in the Singles metagame.</p>
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