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Meganium [QC 3/3] [GP 2/2]

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Komodo, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Komodo

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    [Overview]

    <p>Meganium: another one of Game Freak's many defensive Grass-types. It is fairly balanced both offensively and defensively, but Meganium is probably one of the most underrated Pokemon in the tier. Its excellent bulk and great support movepool make it an ideal team supporter; 80 / 100 / 100 defenses and resistances to Water-, Ground-, and Electric-type attacks make it hard to KO Meganium, and it also has access to useful support moves such as Synthesis, Aromatherapy, Leech Seed, and dual screens. What makes Meganium truly unique, however, is its access to rare support moves that other Grass-types in the tier lack, such as Dragon Tail and Aromatherapy. Although it's competing in a tier it wasn't designed for, Meganium is a worthy opponent and a Pokemon you shouldn't overlook.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Synthesis
    move 2: Giga Drain
    move 3: Dragon Tail / Toxic
    move 4: Aromatherapy
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Relaxed / Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set is the main reason to use Meganium in RU. With its good defenses and useful resistances, Meganium is an excellent team supporter. The idea is to switch into a Water-, Rock-, or Ground-type, wait for the opponent to switch out, then proceed with one of Meganium's support moves. Synthesis is Meganium's most reliable recovery move, while Giga Drain provides additional HP recovery and a decent STAB move. Dragon Tail is the main thing that sets Meganium apart from other Grass-types, but Toxic can be used to cripple bulkier Pokemon, such as Uxie. It's recommended that you set up multiple layers of entry hazards to make the most of Dragon Tail, but Stealth Rock should suffice. Finally, Aromatherapy keeps Meganium and its teammates free of status, and it's another defining advantage over the likes of Tangrowth and Ferroseed.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs focus on Meganium's impressive physical bulk. Maximum HP and Defense EVs capitalize on its ability to switch into Earthquake, and help it take on physical threats such as Feraligatr, Aerodactyl, and even Golurk. Grass Knot can replace Giga Drain to hit heavier opponents such as Aggron, while Light Screen is an option to patch up the lack of Special Defense investment. A Relaxed nature is recommended if Meganium carries Dragon Tail, but you can also use Impish with Seed Bomb over Giga Drain.</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can switch into Meganium's weaknesses are obvious teammates. Moltres can switch into Bug- and Fire-type attacks and destroy Bug-types with its STAB Fire-type attacks, while Druddigon can take on the majority of Fire-types with a powerful Earthquake. Slowking and Qwilfish form part of a defensive core and deal with Fire-types; Qwilfish can also set up Spikes and Toxic Spikes to raise the effectiveness of Dragon Tail. Aerodactyl and Omastar can also set up Stealth Rock and Spikes, respectively.. Pokemon that appreciate cleric support are great teammates; for example, Feraligatr and Golurk aren't a fan of being burned, and Aerodactyl is completely worthless if it gets paralyzed. Finally, Pokemon that can remove opposing Grass-types are good teammates, making Scyther an excellent offensive partner.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Dual Screens
    move 1: Reflect
    move 2: Light Screen
    move 3: Aromatherapy / Leech Seed
    move 4: Giga Drain
    item: Light Clay
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 176 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Although it lacks the utility of the previous set, dual screens Meganium has a certain level of surprise factor. Thanks to its ability to force the oppponent out with Dragon Tail, Meganium can set up dual screens with little trouble. Switch Meganium into a Choice-locked or weak attack, set up dual screens, then bring in a powerful sweeper to wreak havoc on the opposing team. Aromatherapy gives Meganium a way to keep itself and its teammates free of debilitating status, while Leech Seed can restore some of its health. Finally, Giga Drain deals respectable damage to the opponent and gives Meganium something to do should it be Taunted.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs attempt to balance Meganium's defenses and maximize its HP, though you can focus on one of its defenses if you prefer. Light Clay is the standard item on a dual screens user to prolong the duration of screens. Synthesis can be used to restore some of Meganium's health, but it suffers from severe four-moveslot syndrome. Wish support is an excellent option if you opt for Aromatherapy over Leech Seed, making Clefable a great addition to your team. Furthermore, Clefable can take on the common special attackers, such as Moltres, that attempt to KO Meganium.</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can switch into Meganium's weaknesses are helpful. Regirock can switch into Fire- and Flying-type attacks and set up Stealth Rock, while Slowking deals immense damage to Fire-types with its STAB attacks. Pokemon that can set up behind screens are obvious; Golurk can set up unbreakable Substitutes and fire off powerful attacks, while Gorebyss can switch into Fire-type attacks and set up with Shell Smash. Linoone is a more risky Pokemon to set up with, but a combination of Belly Drum and ExtremeSpeed can be lethal in the right hands. There are so many Pokemon that appreciate having boosted defenses to set up; any of the following are deadly after a boost or two: Dragon Dance Feraligatr, Nasty Plot Cofagrigus, Swords Dance Scyther, Rock Polish Rhydon, and Quiver Dance Lilligant.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Meganium has a rather average movepool, but this can be said for most Grass-types in the tier. Body Slam is an option alongside an Impish nature to spread paralysis, while GrassWhistle provides a less accurate means of crippling the opponent. Counter can be used to catch a physical attacker off-guard, but most opponents will be attacking Meganium from the special side. Meganium can use a Swords Dance set with Seed Bomb, Earthquake, and Return, but Meganium's average Speed and Attack make it an inferior Sceptile. A defensive Sunny Day set can support its teammates and give Meganium a charge-less SolarBeam—be sure to use teammates that benefit from the sun, such as Moltres, Victreebel, and Exeggutor. Rest and Sleep Talk provide an alternative form of recovery, but it's largely inferior to Synthesis and Aromatherapy. Finally, Leaf Storm hits hard off the bat and gives Meganium some firepower, but the Special Attack drop is off-putting.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Despite its excellent defensive potential and great support movepool, Meganium is brought to a halt by the majority of Grass-types in the tier. Lilligant, Tangrowth, and Ferroseed are immune to Leech Seed and take little damage from Giga Drain, while Roselia has STAB Sludge Bomb to deal heavy damage to Meganium. Fire-, Flying-, Poison, Ice-, and Bug-types deal heavy damage to Meganium, making Moltres, Honchkrow, and Scyther excellent counters. Sap Sipper Miltank and Bouffalant are immune to Grass-type moves and deal hefty damage with their STAB moves, while specially defensive Pokemon can set up on sets that lack a physical move. Taunt is arguably the best way to deal with Meganium as it relies on support and non-damaging moves and isn't exactly a hard-hitter. All in all, Meganium is an easy Pokemon to counter; the only thing you need to worry about is Dragon Tail and the prevalence of entry hazards.</p>

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Meganium's Dream World ability is Leaf Guard. It's largely pointless considering Meganium has access to Aromatherapy, but when the weather is sunny, Meganium cannot be statused.</p>
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    finally i have something to qc approve again. imo, slash dragon tail and make it look like this:

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Synthesis
    move 2: Giga Drain
    move 3: Dragon Tail / Toxic
    move 4: Aromatherapy
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Relaxed / Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    The reasoning behind this is that Dragon Tail and Aromatherapy are what set this apart from other Bulky Grass-types such as Tangrowth. Mention Choice Specs in OO though it's gimmicky and Leech Seed / SpD Spread should go on Support's AC. That's all.

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    Can I have this GP checked? Not my best writing, but with the limited time I have, it should do for now.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Meganium: another one of Game Freak's many defensive Grass-types. All in all, Meganium It is fairly balanced both offensively and defensively, and its but Meganium is probably one of the most underrated Pokemon in the tier. Its HP and defenses combined with excellent bulk and a great support movepool make it an ideal team supporter; 80 / 100 / 100 defenses and resistances to Water-, Ground-, and Electric-type attacks make it hard to KO Meganium, and it also has access to useful support moves such as Synthesis, Aromatherapy, Leech Seed, and dual screens. (it's usually better to mention the resistances of the Pokemon instead of telling it has ''only 5 weaknesses'', since that's like telling ''Swellow has only 3 weaknesses''; I also simplified and combined these sentences to better present Meganium's plus points.). Furthermore, Meganium only has five weaknesses, making it somewhat difficult to KO. It has a reliable recovery move in the form of Synthesis, a clerical move in the form of Aromatherapy, and access to Leech Seed and dual screens to support its teammates. What makes it Meganium truly unique, however, is its access to Dragon Tail and Aromatherapy; other Grass-types in the tier lack the aforementioned moves, giving Meganium a slight niche over them. Although it's competing in a tier it wasn't designed for, Meganium is a worthy opponent and a Pokemon you shouldn't overlook.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Synthesis
    move 2: Giga Drain
    move 3: Dragon Tail / Toxic
    move 4: Aromatherapy
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Relaxed / Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set is the main reason to use Meganium in RU. With its good defenses, few weaknesses useful resistances(what I said earlier), and and ability to force switches, Meganium is an excellent team supporter. The idea is to switch into a Water-, Rock-, or Ground-type, wait for the opponent to switch out, then proceed with one of Meganium's support moves. Synthesis is Meganium's most reliable recovery move, while Giga Drain provides additional HP recovery and a decent STAB move. Dragon Tail is the main thing that sets Meganium apart from other Grass-types, but Toxic can be used to cripple bulkier Pokemon, such as Uxie. It's recommended that you set up multiple layers of entry hazards to make the most of Dragon Tail, but Stealth Rock should suffice. Finally, Aromatherapy keeps Meganium and its teammates healthy free of status (''healthy'' is a really vague term, since we commonly use it to refer to the HP of a Pokemon), and it's another defining factor over the likes of Tangrowth and Ferroseed.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs focus on Meganium's impressive physical bulk. Maximum HP and Defense EVs capitalize on its ability to switch into Earthquake, and help it take on physical threats, such as Feraligatr, Aerodactyl, and even Golurk. Grass Knot can be used over Giga Drain to hit heavier opponents, such as Rhydon, while Light Screen can be used to patch up Meganium's the lack of investment in Special Defense EVs. A Relaxed nature is recommended if it carries Dragon Tail, or but an Impish nature can be used with Seed Bomb over Giga Drain.</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can switch into Meganium's weaknesses are obvious teammates. Moltres can switch into Bug- and Fire-type attacks, roasting the former (what you mentioned are attacks, so saying ''roasts the former'' is like saying ''Moltres roasts Bug-type attacks'') and destroy Bug-types with its STAB Fire-type attacks, while Druddigon can take on the majority of Fire-types with a powerful Earthquake. Slowking and Qwilfish form part of a defensive core and deal with Fire-types; Qwilfish can also set up Toxic Spikes for Meganium to abuse Dragon Tail. Although it brings another Fire-type weakness to the table, Ferroseed is an excellent teammate as it can set up entry hazards and it appreciates Meganium's cleric support. Pokemon that appreciate cleric support are great teammates; for example, Feraligatr and Golurk aren't a fan of being burned, and Aerodactyl is completely worthless if it gets paralyzed. Finally, Pokemon that can remove opposing Grass-types are good teammates, making Scyther an excellent offensive partner.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Dual Screens
    move 1: Reflect
    move 2: Light Screen
    move 3: Aromatherapy / Leech Seed
    move 4: Giga Drain
    item: Light Clay
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 176 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Although it lacks the utility of the previous set, dual screens Meganium has a certain level of surprise factor. Thanks to its ability to force switches, Meganium can set up dual screens with little trouble. Switch Meganium into a Choice-locked or weak attack, set up dual screens, then bring in a powerful sweeper to wreak havok on the opposing team. Aromatherapy gives Meganium a way to heal keep itself and its teammates free of debilitating status, while Leech Seed can restore some of its health. Finally, Giga Drain deals respectable damage to the opponent and gives it Meganiumsomething to do should it be Taunted. Light Clay is the standard item on a dual screener to prolong the screens.(eh being nitpicky here, but you should only mention the item in AC)</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs attempt to balance Meganium's defenses and maximize its HP, though you can focus on one of its defenses if you prefer. Light Clay is the standard item on a dual screens user to prolong the duration of screens. Synthesis can be used to restore some of Meganium's health, but it suffers from severe four-moveslot syndrome. Wish support is an excellent option if you opt for Aromatherapy over Leech Seed, making Clefable a great addition to your team. Furthermore, Clefable can take on the majority of special attackers that plague Meganium.</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can switch into Meganium's weaknesses are helpful. Regirock can switch into Fire- and Flying-type attacks and set up Stealth Rock, while Slowking deals immense damage to Fire-types with its STAB attacks. Pokemon that can set up behind screens are obvious; Golurk can set up unbreakable Substitutes and fire off powerful attacks, while Gorebyss can switch into Meganium's Fire-type weakness attacks and set up with Shell Smash. Linoone is a more risky Pokemon to set up with, but a combination of Belly Drum and ExtremeSpeed can be lethal in the right hands. There are so many Pokemon that appreciate having boosted defenses to set up it's unreal; any of the following are deadly after a boost or two: Dragon Dance Feraligatr, Nasty Plot Cofagrigus, Swords Dance Scyther, Rock Polish Rhydon, and Quiver Dance Lilligant.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Meganium has a rather average movepool, but this can be said for most Grass-types in the tier. Body Slam can be used alongside an Impish nature to abuse its higher paralysis rate, while GrassWhistle provides a less accurate means of crippling the opponent. Counter can be used to catch a physical attacker off-guard, but most opponents will be attacking Meganium from the special side. Swords Dance can be used with Seed Bomb, Earthquake, and Return, but Meganium's average Speed and Attack make it an inferior Sceptile. A defensive Sunny Day set can support its teammates and give Meganium a charge-less SolarBeam—be sure to use teammates that benefit from the sun, such as these include Moltres, Victreebel, and Exeggutor. Rest and Sleep Talk provide an alternative form of recovery, but it's largely inferior to Synthesis and Aromatherapy. Finally, Leaf Storm hits hard off the bat and gives Meganium some firepower, but the Special Attack drop is off-putting.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Despite its excellent defensive potential and great support movepool, Meganium is brought to a halt by the majority of Grass-types in the tier. Lilligant, Tangrowth, and Ferroseed are immune to Leech Seed and take little damage from Giga Drain, while Roselia has STAB Sludge Bomb to deal heavy damage to Meganium. Fire-, Flying-, Poison, Ice-, and Bug-types deal heavy damage to Meganium, making Moltres, Honchkrow, and Scyther excellent teammates (I am noticing this error a lot nowadays. Remember, you are writing the Counters section from the viewpoint of someone trying to counter Meganium, so don't go mentioning teammates here!). Sap Sipper Miltank and Bouffalant are immune to Grass-type moves and deal hefty damage with their STAB moves, while specially defensive Pokemon can set up on sets that lack a physical move. Taunt is arguably the best way to deal with Meganium as it relies on support and non-damaging moves and isn't exactly a hard-hitter, but it doesn't inflict any damage. All in all, Meganium is an easy Pokemon to counter; the only thing you need to worry about is Dragon Tail and the prevalence of entry hazards.</p>


    Just 9 more to to the magic 100 analyses mark! Keep 'em coming Komondo :D

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    [Overview]

    <p>Meganium: another one of Game Freak's many defensive Grass-types. It is fairly balanced both offensively and defensively, but Meganium is probably one of the most underrated Pokemon in the tier. Its excellent bulk and great support movepool make it an ideal team supporter; 80 / 100 / 100 defenses and resistances to Water-, Ground-, and Electric-type attacks make it hard to KO Meganium, and it also has access to useful support moves such as Synthesis, Aromatherapy, Leech Seed, and dual screens. What makes Meganium truly unique, however, is its access to rare support moves that other Grass-types in the tier lack, such as Dragon Tail and Aromatherapy; other Grass-types in the tier lack the aforementioned moves, giving Meganium a slight niche over them. Although it's competing in a tier it wasn't designed for, Meganium is a worthy opponent and a Pokemon you shouldn't overlook.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Synthesis
    move 2: Giga Drain
    move 3: Dragon Tail / Toxic
    move 4: Aromatherapy
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Relaxed / Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set is the main reason to use Meganium in RU. With its good defenses, useful resistances, and ability to force switches, Meganium is an excellent team supporter. The idea is to switch into a Water-, Rock-, or Ground-type, wait for the opponent to switch out, then proceed with one of Meganium's support moves. Synthesis is Meganium's most reliable recovery move, while Giga Drain provides additional HP recovery and a decent STAB move. Dragon Tail is the main thing that sets Meganium apart from other Grass-types, but Toxic can be used to cripple bulkier Pokemon, such as Uxie. It's recommended that you set up multiple layers of entry hazards to make the most of Dragon Tail, but Stealth Rock should suffice. Finally, Aromatherapy keeps Meganium and its teammates free of status, and it's another defining factor advantage over the likes of Tangrowth and Ferroseed.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs focus on Meganium's impressive physical bulk. Maximum HP and Defense EVs capitalize on its ability to switch into Earthquake, and help it take on physical threats such as Feraligatr, Aerodactyl, and even Golurk. Grass Knot can be used over replace Giga Drain to hit heavier opponents such as Rhydon Aggron (Aggron is more common and threatening, and Giga Drain OHKOes offensive Rhydon anyway), while Light Screen can be used is an option to patch up the lack of Special Defense investment. A Relaxed nature is recommended if it Meganium carries Dragon Tail, but you can also use Impish can be used with Seed Bomb over Giga Drain.</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can switch into Meganium's weaknesses are obvious teammates. Moltres can switch into Bug- and Fire-type attacks and destroy Bug-types with its STAB Fire-type attacks, while Druddigon can take on the majority of Fire-types with a powerful Earthquake. Slowking and Qwilfish form part of a defensive core and deal with Fire-types; Qwilfish can also set up Spikes and Toxic Spikes for Meganium to abuse that will increase the effectiveness of Dragon Tail. Although it brings another Fire-type weakness to the table, Ferroseed is an excellent teammate as it can set up entry hazards and appreciates Meganium's cleric support. (I'm not sure I'd use Ferroseed as an example. As you said, it adds another Fire weakness, and I don't see how it appreciates cleric support when it's immune to Toxic, enjoys paralysis, and doesn't rely on its power enough for a burn to really cripple it. Up to you, but I'd mention something like Aerodactyl or Omastar instead.) Pokemon that appreciate cleric support are great teammates; for example, Feraligatr and Golurk aren't a fans of being burned, and Aerodactyl is completely worthless if it gets paralyzed. Finally, Pokemon that can remove opposing Grass-types are good teammates, making Scyther an excellent offensive partner.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Dual Screens
    move 1: Reflect
    move 2: Light Screen
    move 3: Aromatherapy / Leech Seed
    move 4: Giga Drain
    item: Light Clay
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 176 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Although it lacks the utility of the previous set, dual screens Meganium has a certain level of surprise factor. Thanks to its ability to force switches, Meganium can set up dual screens with little trouble. (Force switches against what? When I think of Pokemon that force switches, I think of things with either lots of power or some common immunities. Meganium has neither, so you should explain this or remove it. Same for the previous set, unless you meant literally forcing switches with Dragon Tail.) Switch Meganium into a Choice-locked or weak attack, set up dual screens, then bring in a powerful sweeper to wreak havok havoc on the opposing team. Aromatherapy gives Meganium a way to keep itself and its teammates free of debilitating status, while Leech Seed can restore some of its health. Finally, Giga Drain deals respectable damage to the opponent and gives Meganium something to do should it be Taunted.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs attempt to balance Meganium's defenses and maximize its HP, though you can focus on one of its defenses if you prefer. Light Clay is the standard item on a dual screens user to prolong the duration of screens. Meganium can use Synthesis can be used to restore some of Meganium's its health, but it suffers from severe four-moveslot syndrome. Wish support is an excellent option if you opt for Aromatherapy over Leech Seed, making Clefable a great addition to your team. Furthermore, Clefable can take on the majority of special attackers that plague Meganium. (Your EV spread has balanced defenses, so how do special attackers plague Meganium any more than physical attackers do?)</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can switch into Meganium's weaknesses are helpful. Regirock can switch into Fire- and Flying-type attacks and set up Stealth Rock, while Slowking deals immense damage to Fire-types with its STAB attacks. Pokemon that can set up behind screens are obvious; Golurk can set up unbreakable Substitutes and fire off powerful attacks, while Gorebyss can switch into Fire-type attacks and set up with Shell Smash. Linoone is a more risky Pokemon to set up with, but a combination of Belly Drum and ExtremeSpeed can be lethal in the right hands. There are so many Pokemon that appreciate having boosted defenses to set up; any of the following are deadly after a boost or two: Dragon Dance Feraligatr, Nasty Plot Cofagrigus, Swords Dance Scyther, Rock Polish Rhydon, and Quiver Dance Lilligant.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Meganium has a rather average movepool, but this can be said for most Grass-types in the tier. Body Slam can be used alongside is an option with an Impish nature to abuse its higher spread paralysis rate, while GrassWhistle provides a less accurate means of crippling the opponent. Counter can be used to catch a physical attacker off-guard, but most opponents will be attacking Meganium from the special side. Meganium can use a Swords Dance set can be used with Seed Bomb, Earthquake, and Return, but Meganium's its average Speed and Attack make it an inferior Sceptile. A defensive Sunny Day set can support its teammates and give Meganium a charge-less SolarBeam—be sure to use teammates that benefit from the sun, such as Moltres, Victreebel, and Exeggutor. Rest and Sleep Talk provide an alternative form of recovery, but it's largely inferior to Synthesis and Aromatherapy. Finally, Leaf Storm hits hard off the bat and gives Meganium some firepower, but the Special Attack drop is off-putting.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Despite its excellent defensive potential and great support movepool, Meganium is brought to a halt by the majority of Grass-types in the tier. Lilligant, Tangrowth, and Ferroseed are immune to Leech Seed and take little damage from Giga Drain, while Roselia has STAB Sludge Bomb to deal heavy damage to Meganium. Fire-, Flying-, Poison, Ice-, and Bug-types deal heavy damage to Meganium, making Moltres, Honchkrow, and Scyther excellent counters. Sap Sipper Miltank and Bouffalant are immune to Grass-type moves and deal hefty damage with their STAB moves, while specially defensive Pokemon can set up on sets that lack a physical move. Taunt is arguably the best way to deal with Meganium as it relies on support and non-damaging moves and isn't exactly a hard-hitter. All in all, Meganium is an easy Pokemon to counter; the only thing you need to worry about is Dragon Tail and the prevalence of entry hazards.</p>

    [Unreleased] (Doesn't Meganium have an unreleased DW ability?)

    Solid as usual, but I do have a couple of general recommendations. Try to avoid passive voice (e.g. "can be used") whenever possible, as noted in the grammar standards. Active voice is almost always better. Also avoid using the word "abuse", which basically means "misuse". Paralyzing things with Body Slam isn't abusing (or misusing) the paralysis rate, it's using it exactly the way you're supposed to. It's a really common mistake in our analyses, but "abuse" is almost never the correct word, so try to catch yourself when you're tempted to write it.

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