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Persian [QC:3/3] [GP:2/2]

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by HispanicPanic, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. HispanicPanic

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    [Overview]
    • Access to Fake Out, U-turn, and amazing speed make it a decent scout
    • Has Technician to boost its weaker attacks such as Fake Out and Bite
    • Other than its speed, Persian's stats are pretty mediocre
    • Even with Technician, it still lacks power
    • Mostly outclassed as both a cat and a scout by Liepard

    [SET]
    name: Scout
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: U-turn
    move 3: Taunt / Bite
    move 4: Return
    item: Life Orb / Silk Scarf
    ability: Technician
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • The set aims to scout your opponent's team and keep offensive momentum on your side of the field
    • Fake Out always causes a flinch and packs decent power when boosted by Technician
    • U-turn keeps up momentum by bringing in an appropriate check or counter to whatever is out on the field
    • Taunt prevents the target from using non-attacking moves which shuts down walls in the tier such as Alomomola
    • Bite can be used instead of Taunt as it allows Persian to hurt Ghost-types as it packs decent power with Technician and has a good chance to cause a flinch.
    • Reuturn is used as a strong STAB attack that can finish off any weakened opponents

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • A Jolly nature is used on this set to max out Persian's Speed which allows it to outspeed max Speed Scolipede and Serperior naturally.
    • A Life Orb is used to further improve Persian's damage output but, a Silk Scarf can be used to avoid stacking recoil
    • with hazard damage.
    • Hypnosis can used over Taunt or Bite to put foes to sleep, but with only 60% accuracy, it's not a very reliable move.
    • This set fits on more offensive teams by giving them Taunt support and scouting for items and movesets with Fake Out and U-turn
    • Defensively, anything that can switch in on on strong attacks aimed at Persian after it U-turns make great partners
    • Pivot Musharna can sponge most physical attacks aimed at Persian, namely Fighting-type attacks and then either set up with Calm Mind or Baton Pass out to something else if it causes a switch.
    • Alomomola is another excellent defensive partner for Persian that even provides it with Wish support to help buffer hazard
    • damage that Persian takes because of its tendency to switch
    • Pretty much any offensive Pokemon enjoys the favorable match-ups Persian can set up with U-turn especially anything that
    • resists or is immune to Fighting-type attacks such as Golurk or Scolipede.

    [Other Options]
    • Can use a special set of Nasty Plot / Swift / Water Pulse / Petal Dance / Thunderbolt but doesn't find many oppotunities to set up and sweep
    • Can use Aerial Ace over Bite as coverage to hit Fighting-types such as Sawk and Primeape relatively hard
    • Knock Off can cripple choice item and eviolite users
    • Covet, which is boosted by Technician, can be used in combination with Switcheroo and a Normal Gem to steal an item from a foe and cripple something else with the stolen item
    • Feint can be used as another STAB priority move over Bite / Taunt as it packs +2 priority, but leaves Persian entirely walled by Ghost-types. Feint also only reaches 45 BP after a Technician boost, so it's relatively weak and mostly unnecessary considering Persian's high Speed.

    [Checks and Counters]
    • If Persian lacks Bite, any Ghost-type walls it entirely only having to be careful with U-turn bringing in a check or counter.
    • Even if Persian does have Bite, Misdreavus is only 3HKO'd by it and can threaten Persian with a burn from Will-o-Wisp if it decides to stay in
    • Considering Persian is so frail, priority of any sort usually spells doom for it
    • Gurdurr takes almost nothing from Fake Out and Return, and can OHKO after Stealth Rocks with Mach Punch
    • Steel-types such as Probopass, Bastiodon, and Metang take almost nothing from any of Persian's attacks and can set up
    • Stealth Rocks on sets that lack Taunt
    • Pretty much an physically defensive wall can take on Persian and just has to fear Taunt

    [Overview]
    <p>Persian is one of the many cats of NU, but access to Fake Out, U-turn, and amazing Speed makes it a decent scout and gives Persian its niche. While Liepard generally outclasses Persian as a scout due to Prankster, Persian has Technician to boost the power of its weaker moves such as Fake Out and Bite. However, other than its high Speed, Persian's stats are mediocre, and its moves still lack power even after a Technician boost. Generally, Persian is decent at best and struggles to carve much of a niche for itself outside of scouting.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Scout
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: U-turn
    move 3: Taunt / Bite
    move 4: Return
    item: Life Orb / Silk Scarf
    ability: Technician
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe


    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>This set aims to scout your opponent's team while maintaining offensive momentum. Fake Out always causes a flinch and packs decent power when boosted by Technician. U-turn keeps up momentum by bringing in an appropriate check or counter to whatever is out on the field. Taunt prevents the target from using non-attacking moves, which shuts down walls such as Alomomola and also prevents entry hazards, a great plus because of Persian's tendency to switch. Bite can be used instead of Taunt as it allows Persian to hurt Ghost-types, packing decent power with Technician and a good chance to cause a flinch. Keep in mind, however, that pairing Persian with a Ghost-type check handles most Ghost-types well enough, meaning that Bite is often unnecessary. Return is used as a strong STAB attack that can finish off any weakened opponents.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>A Jolly nature is used to allow Persian to outspeed max Speed Scolipede and Serperior. A Life Orb is used to further improve Persian's damage output, but a Silk Scarf can be used instead to avoid stacking recoil with entry hazard damage. Hypnosis can be used over Taunt or Bite to put foes to sleep, but with only 60% accuracy, it's not a very reliable move.</p>

    <p>This set fits on more offensive teams by giving them Taunt support and scouting for items and movesets with Fake Out and U-turn. Defensively, anything that can switch in on strong attacks aimed at Persian after it U-turns makes for a great partners. Pivot Musharna can sponge most physical attacks aimed at Persian, namely Fighting-type attacks, and then either set up with Calm Mind or Baton Pass out to something else if it causes a switch. Choice Scarf Braviary and Sawk appreciate Persian's Fake Out support to handle threats that they can't outspeed. Pretty much any offensive Pokemon enjoys the favorable match-ups Persian can set up with U-turn, especially anything that resists or is immune to Fighting-type attacks, such as Golurk or Scolipede.</p>

    [Other Options]
    <p>Persian has a few other options, but it lacks the stats to effectively pull off much outside of its scout set. With a set of Nasty Plot / Swift / Water Pulse / Petal Dance or Thunderbolt, Persian can make a decent special sweeper, but it won't find many opportunities to set up due to its frailty. Aerial Ace can be used over Bite for coverage against Fighting-types such as Sawk and Primeape, but leaves Persian struggling against Ghost-types. Seed Bomb can also be used over Bite as it hits Rock-types that normally resist Persian's moves hard while still dealing decent damage to Golurk. Knock Off can be used over Taunt or Bite to cripple Choice item and Eviolite users. Covet, which is boosted by Technician, can be used in combination with Switcheroo and a Normal Gem to steal an item from a foe and cripple something else with the stolen item, but is much less reliable than the scout set. Feint can be used as another STAB priority move over Bite / Taunt as it packs +2 priority, but it's much weaker, offers no additional coverage, and mostly unnecessary considering Persian's high Speed.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    <p>If Persian lacks Bite, any Ghost-type walls it entirely, only having to be careful with U-turn bringing in a check or counter. Even if Persian does have Bite, Misdreavus is only 3HKOed by it and can threaten Persian with a burn from Will-O-Wisp if it decides to stay in. Considering Persian is so frail, priority of any sort usually spells doom for it, especially from Gurdurr, which takes almost nothing from Fake Out and Return and can OHKO after Stealth Rock with Mach Punch. Steel-types such as Probopass, Bastiodon, and Metang take almost nothing from any of Persian's attacks and can set up Stealth Rock on sets that lack Taunt. Pretty much any physically defensive wall can take on Persian, only fearing Taunt. Kangaskhan can threaten Persian with Fake Out as long as it comes in after Persian. On sets lacking Taunt, Carracosta can set up Shell Smash and proceed to threaten Persian's team.</p>
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013
  2. tennisace

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    Mention that Jolly allows you to outspeed things like max speed Scolipede naturally.

    When you mention Covet in OO mention that the item has to be Normal Gem for it to work properly.

    Mention that Feint only has 45 BP after technician, meaning it's quite weak and usually pointless with Persian's already high base speed.

    gonna stamp it here nice job 1/3 HispanicPanic
  3. HispanicPanic

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    tennisace Made your corrections and now ready for next stamp.
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    mention champ move Petal Dance in OO alongside other special attacs (how does it get that idk). I like this skeleton tough so 2/3
  5. HispanicPanic

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    All right, I made the Petal Dance mention in OO. How does it get that though? It doesn't even have petals. It's the least cat thing possible on Persian. Well, I'll have this written up sometime this weekend most likely.
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    HispanicPanic Overview is really, really good.

    In the Set Comments, note that pairing Persian with a good Ghost-type check handles most of them well enough that you don't really need Bite. Taunt shuts down Misdreavus anyways, and Haunter and Drifblim aren't super duper difficult to check. That leaves you with Golurk, which Bite doesn't do enough to anyways. It's still definitely slash-worthy, but most of the time you'll want to either Taunt or U-turn anyways.

    Cut the mention of Alomomola in Additional Comments. Every Pokemon likes Wish support, but Persian works better on more offensive teams, making Alomomola an inferior option for a partner. You can mention stuff like Choice Scarf Braviary and Choice Scarf Sawk which appreciate Fake Out support to handle faster Choice Scarf users and faster stuff that they can't otherwise outspeed.

    In Other Options when you talk about a special set, change the "/" between Petal Dance and Thunderbolt to either "or" or "|" because right now it looks like you're recommending five moves on one set. Also in OO, "fighting types" -> "Fighting-types."

    In Checks and Counters, note that Misdreavus doesn't REALLY wall Persian without Bite because it can just Taunt and U-turn out without fearing anything. Other Ghost-types do shit on it though.

    Offensive checks/counts should probably be included. I'm thinking like Kangaskhan which can Fake Out back if they don't come in alongside each other. Carracosta can set up on non-Taunt sets. Combusken can Protect on a Fake Out and then outspeed and OHKO with Sky Uppercut. Just some other things to add.

    Tag me when you've implemented these, and I'll stamp. :)
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  8. HispanicPanic

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    Treecko Implemented your changes and ready for last QC stamp.
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    In SC, mention that Taunt can prevent entry hazards, which rules for Persian b/c it switches in and out so often.

    In OO, mention Seed Bomb to hit Rock-types while still doing a decent chunk to Golurk.

    Remove Combusken from CC because it actually doesn't outspeed Persian at +1 (Jolly Chicken reaches 343 Spe as opposed to Persian's 361).

    Super clean analysis HispanicPanic QC Approved 3/3

    Stamping this for Treecko cause the QC team is kinda ded atm :P
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    Uhh... What's with the apostrophes? They seem weird. Idk, might be the curly ones from word. Needs fixing imo
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    Okay, made Dat Blast's and Kingler's and sending over to GP.
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    It would be a crime to not have me check a cat analysis (open)

    [Overview]
    <p>Persian is one of the many cats of NU, but access to Fake Out, U-turn, and amazing Speed makes it a decent scout and gives Persian its niche. While Liepard generally outclasses Persian as both a cat and a scout due to Prankster, Persian has Technician to boost the power of its weaker moves such as Fake Out and Bite which separates it from its fellow cat. However, other than its high speed, Persian's stats are mediocre, and its moves still lack power even after a Technician boost. Generally, Persian is decent at best and struggles to carve much of a niche for itself outside of scouting.</p>


    [SET] SPACING AS SUCH
    name: Scout
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: U-turn
    move 3: Taunt / Bite
    move 4: Return
    item: Life Orb / Silk Scarf
    ability: Technician
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe


    [SET COMMENTS]
    REMOVE EXTRA SPACE
    <p>This set aims to scout your opponent's team and keep offensive momentum on your side of the field. Fake Out always causes a flinch and packs decent power when boosted by Technician. U-turn keeps up momentum by bringing in an appropriate check or counter to whatever is out on the field. Taunt prevents the target from using non-attacking moves, (AC) which shuts down walls in the tier such as Alomomola and also prevents entry hazards, a great plus which great because of Persian's tendency to switch. Bite can be used instead of Taunt as it allows Persian to hurt Ghost-types, (AC) as it packs decent power with Technician and has a good chance to cause a flinch. Keep in mind, however, that pairing Persian with a Ghost-type check handles most Ghost-types well enough, meaning that Bite is not necessary. Return is used as a strong STAB attack that can finish off any weakened opponents.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    HERE TOO
    <p>A Jolly nature is used to allow Persian to outspeed max Speed Scolipede and Serperior naturally. A Life Orb is used to further improve Persian's damage output, but a Silk Scarf can be used to avoid stacking recoil with entry hazard damage. Hypnosis can used over Taunt or Bite to put foes to sleep, but with only 60% accuracy, it's not a very reliable move.</p>

    <p>This set fits on more offensive teams by giving them Taunt support and scouting for items and movesets with Fake Out and U-turn. Defensively, anything that can switch in on strong attacks aimed at Persian after it U-turns makes for a great partners. Pivot Musharna can sponge most physical attacks aimed at Persian, namely Fighting-type attacks, (AC) and then either set up with Calm Mind or Baton Pass out to something else if it causes a switch. Choice Scarf Braviary and Sawk appreciate Persian's Fake Out support to handle threats that they can't outspeed. Pretty much any offensive Pokemon enjoys the favorable match-ups Persian can set up with U-turn, (AC) especially anything that resists or is immune to Fighting-type attacks, (AC) such as Golurk or Scolipede.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Persian has a few other options, but it lacks the stats to effectively pull off much outside of its scout set. With a set of Nasty Plot / Swift / Water Pulse / Petal Dance or Thunderbolt, Persian can make become a decent special sweeper, but it doesn't find many opportunities to set up sweep due to its lack of bulk. Aerial Ace can be used over Bite as coverage to hit Fighting-types such as Sawk and Primeape relatively hard, (AC) but leaves Persian struggling against Ghost-types. Seed Bomb can also be used over Bite as coverage as it hits Rock-types that normally resist Persian's moves while also dealing a decent chunk of damage to Golurk. Knock Off can be used over Taunt or Bite to cripple Choice item and Eviolite users. Covet, which is boosted by Technician, can be used in combination with Switcheroo and a Normal Gem to steal an item from a foe and cripple something else with the stolen item, (AC) but is much less reliable than the scout set. Feint can be used as another STAB priority move over Bite / Taunt as it packs +2 priority, but leaves Persian entirely walled by Ghost-types. Feint also only reaches 45 Base Power after a Technician boost, so it's relatively weak and mostly unnecessary considering Persian's high Speed.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>If Persian lacks Bite, any Ghost-type walls it entirely, (AC) only having to be careful with U-turn bringing in a check or counter. Even if Persian does have Bite, Misdreavus is only 3HKOed by it and can threaten Persian with a burn from Will-O-Wisp if it decides to stay in but Persian can U-turn out without fearing anything. Considering Persian is so frail, priority of any sort usually spells doom for it, (AC) especially from Gurdurr, (AC) which takes almost nothing from Fake Out and Return, (RC) and can OHKO after Stealth Rocks with Mach Punch. Steel-types such as Probopass, Bastiodon, and Metang take almost nothing from any of Persian's attacks and can set up Stealth Rocks on sets that lack Taunt. (period) Pretty much any physically defensive wall can take on Persian, only fearing and just has to fear Taunt. Kangaskhan can flinch Persian with Fake Out as long as Persian has used the move already it doesn't come in alongside Persian. On sets lacking Taunt, Carracosta can set up Shell Smash and proceed to threaten Persian's team. on sets lacking Taunt.</p>

    Make sure your spacing is corrected
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    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
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    [Overview]
    (Only one line break)
    <p>Persian is one of the many cats of NU, but access to Fake Out,(RC) and U-turn, and along with(while this might seem unnecessary, you don't have access to amazing Speed...) amazing sSpeed make it a decent scout and give Persian its niche. While Liepard generally outclasses Persian as both a cat and a scout due to Prankster, Persian has Technician to boost the power of its weaker moves such as Fake Out and Bite,(AC) which separates it from its fellow cat. However, other than its high speed, Persian's stats are mediocre, and its moves still lack power even after a Technician boost. Generally, Persian is decent at best and struggles to carve much of a niche for itself outside of scouting.</p>


    [SET]
    (Idk if it's a formatting error, but remove all spaces)
    name: Scout

    move 1: Fake Out

    move 2: U-turn

    move 3: Taunt / Bite

    move 4: Return

    item: Life Orb / Silk Scarf

    ability: Technician

    nature: Jolly

    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe


    [SET COMMENTS]
    (Single line break)
    <p>This set aims to scout your opponent's team and keep offensive momentum on your side of the field. Fake Out always causes a flinch and packs decent power when boosted by Technician. U-turn keeps up momentum by bringing in an appropriate check or counter to whatever is out on the field. Taunt prevents the target from using non-attacking moves which shuts down walls in the tier such as Alomomola and also prevents entry hazards which great because of Persian's tendency to switch out. Bite can be used instead of Taunt as it allows Persian to hurt Ghost-types as it packs decent power with Technician and has a good chance to cause a flinch. Keep in mind, however, that pairing Persian with a Ghost-type check handles most Ghost-types well enough that Bite is not necessary. Return is used as a strong STAB attack that can finish off any weakened opponents.</p>


    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
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    <p>A Jolly nature is used to allow Persian to outspeed max sSpeed Scolipede and Serperior naturally. A Life Orb is used to further improve Persian's damage output, but a Silk Scarf can be used to avoid stacking recoil with hazard damage. Hypnosis can used over Taunt or Bite to put foes to sleep, but with only 60% accuracy, it's not a very reliable move.</p>


    <p>This set fits on more offensive teams by giving them Taunt support and scouting for items and movesets with Fake Out and U-turn. Defensively, anything that can switch in on strong attacks aimed at Persian after it U-turns make great partners. Pivot(does pivot musharna run cm?) Musharna can sponge most physical attacks aimed at Persian, namely Fighting-type attacks,(AC) and then either set up with Calm Mind or Baton Pass out to something else if it causes a switch. Choice Scarf Braviary and Sawk appreciate Persian's Fake Out support to handle threats that they can't outspeed. Pretty much any offensive Pokemon enjoys the favorable match-ups Persian can set up with U-turn,(AC) especially anything that resists or is immune to Fighting-type attacks,(AC) such as Golurk or Scolipede.</p>


    [Other Options]


    <p>Persian has a few other options, but it lacks the stats to effectively pull off much outside of its scout set. With a set of Nasty Plot / Swift / Water Pulse / Petal Dance or Thunderbolt, Persian can make become a decent special sweeper, but it doesn't find many opportunities to set up sweep due to its lack of bulk. Aerial Ace can be used over Bite as coverage to hit Fighting-types such as Sawk and Primeape relatively hard,(AC) but leaves Persian struggling against Ghost-types. Seed Bomb can also be used over Bite as coverage as it hits Rock-types that normally resist Persian's moves while also dealing a decent chunk of damage to Golurk. Knock Off can be used over Taunt or Bite to cripple choice item and Eviolite users. Covet, which is boosted by Technician, can be used in combination conjunction with Switcheroo and a Normal Gem to steal an item from a foe and cripple something else with the stolen item,(AC) but is much less reliable than the scout set. Feint can be used as another STAB priority move over Bite / or Taunt as it packs +2 priority, but it leaves Persian entirely walled by Ghost-types. Feint also only reaches 45 Base Power after a Technician boost, so it's relatively weak and mostly unnecessary considering Persian's high Speed.</p>


    [Checks and Counters]


    <p>If Persian lacks Bite, any Ghost-type walls it entirely only having to be careful with U-turn bringing in a check or counter. Even if Persian does have Bite, Misdreavus is only 3HKO'd 3HKOed by it and can threaten Persian with a burn from Will-oO-Wisp if it decides to stay in,(AC) but Persian can U-turn out without fearing anything. Considering Persian is so frail, priority of any sort usually spells doom for it,(ac) especially from Gurdurr,(ac) which takes almost nothing from Fake Out and Return, and can OHKO after Stealth Rocks with Mach Punch. Steel-types such as Probopass, Bastiodon, and Metang take almost nothing from any of Persian's attacks and can set up Stealth Rocks on sets that lack Taunt Pretty much any physically defensive wall can take on Persian and just has to fear Taunt. Kangaskhan can flinch Persian with Fake Out as long as it doesn't come in alongside Persian. Carracosta can set up Shell Smash on sets lacking Taunt.</p>
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  14. HispanicPanic

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    Does this count as 2 GP checks or what?
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    No, kingler's not part of the team, just trying to help out and we overlapped. it's 1/2
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    [Overview]
    <p>Persian is one of the many cats of NU, but access to Fake Out, U-turn, and amazing Speed makes it a decent scout and gives Persian its niche. While Liepard generally outclasses Persian as a scout due to Prankster, Persian has Technician to boost the power of its weaker moves such as Fake Out and Bite. However, other than its high Speed, Persian's stats are mediocre, and its moves still lack power even after a Technician boost. Generally, Persian is decent at best and struggles to carve much of a niche for itself outside of scouting.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Scout
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: U-turn
    move 3: Taunt / Bite
    move 4: Return
    item: Life Orb / Silk Scarf
    ability: Technician
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe


    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>This set aims to scout your opponent's team while maintaining offensive momentum on your side of the field. Fake Out always causes a flinch and packs decent power when boosted by Technician. U-turn keeps up momentum by bringing in an appropriate check or counter to whatever is out on the field. Taunt prevents the target from using non-attacking moves, which shuts down walls such as Alomomola and also prevents entry hazards, a great plus because of Persian's tendency to switch. Bite can be used instead of Taunt as it allows Persian to hurt Ghost-types, packing decent power with Technician and has a good chance to cause a flinch. Keep in mind, however, that pairing Persian with a Ghost-type check handles most Ghost-types well enough, meaning that Bite is often unnecessary. Return is used as a strong STAB attack that can finish off any weakened opponents.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>A Jolly nature is used to allow Persian to outspeed max Speed Scolipede and Serperior. A Life Orb is used to further improve Persian's damage output, but a Silk Scarf can be used instead to avoid stacking recoil with entry hazard damage. Hypnosis can be used over Taunt or Bite to put foes to sleep, but with only 60% accuracy, it's not a very reliable move.</p>

    <p>This set fits on more offensive teams by giving them Taunt support and scouting for items and movesets with Fake Out and U-turn. Defensively, anything that can switch in on strong attacks aimed at Persian after it U-turns makes for a great partners. Pivot Musharna can sponge most physical attacks aimed at Persian, namely Fighting-type attacks, and then either set up with Calm Mind or Baton Pass out to something else if it causes a switch. Choice Scarf Braviary and Sawk appreciate Persian's Fake Out support to handle threats that they can't outspeed. Pretty much any offensive Pokemon enjoys the favorable match-ups Persian can set up with U-turn, especially anything that resists or is immune to Fighting-type attacks, such as Golurk or Scolipede.</p>

    [Other Options]
    <p>Persian has a few other options, but it lacks the stats to effectively pull off much outside of its scout set. With a set of Nasty Plot / Swift / Water Pulse / Petal Dance or Thunderbolt, Persian can make become a decent special sweeper, but it won't find many opportunities to set up due to its frailty. Aerial Ace can be used over Bite for coverage against Fighting-types such as Sawk and Primeape relatively hard, but leaves Persian struggling against Ghost-types. Seed Bomb can also be used over Bite as coverage as it hits Rock-types that normally resist Persian's moves hard while still dealing decent damage to Golurk. Knock Off can be used over Taunt or Bite to cripple Choice item and Eviolite users. Covet, which is boosted by Technician, can be used in combination with Switcheroo and a Normal Gem to steal an item from a foe and cripple something else with the stolen item, but is much less reliable than the scout set. Feint can be used as another STAB priority move over Bite / Taunt as it packs +2 priority, but leaves Persian entirely walled by Ghost-types. Feint also only reaches 45 Base Power after a Technician boost, so it's much weaker, offers no additional coverage, and mostly unnecessary considering Persian's high Speed.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    <p>If Persian lacks Bite, any Ghost-type walls it entirely, only having to be careful with U-turn bringing in a check or counter. Even if Persian does have Bite, Misdreavus is only 3HKOed by it and can threaten Persian with a burn from Will-O-Wisp if it decides to stay in. Considering Persian is so frail, priority of any sort usually spells doom for it, especially from Gurdurr, which takes almost nothing from Fake Out and Return and can OHKO after Stealth Rock with Mach Punch. Steel-types such as Probopass, Bastiodon, and Metang take almost nothing from any of Persian's attacks and can set up Stealth Rock on sets that lack Taunt. Pretty much any physically defensive wall can take on Persian, only fearing Taunt. Kangaskhan can threaten Persian with Fake Out as long as it comes in after Persian has used the move already. On sets lacking Taunt, Carracosta can set up Shell Smash and proceed to threaten Persian's team.</p>



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    [Overview]
    <p>Persian is one of the many cats of NU, but access to Fake Out, U-turn, and amazing Speed makes it a decent scout and gives Persian its niche. While Liepard generally outclasses Persian as a scout due to Prankster, Persian has Technician to boost the power of its weaker moves such as Fake Out and Bite. However, other than its high Speed, Persian's stats are mediocre, and its moves still lack power even after a Technician boost. Generally, Persian is decent at best and struggles to carve much of a niche for itself outside of scouting.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Scout
    move 1: Fake Out
    move 2: U-turn
    move 3: Taunt / Bite
    move 4: Return
    item: Life Orb / Silk Scarf
    ability: Technician
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe


    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>This set aims to scout your opponent's team while maintaining offensive momentum. Fake Out always causes a flinch and packs decent power when boosted by Technician. U-turn keeps up momentum by bringing in an appropriate check or counter to whatever is out on the field. Taunt prevents the target from using non-attacking moves, which shuts down walls such as Alomomola and also prevents entry hazards, a great plus because of Persian's tendency to switch. Bite can be used instead of Taunt as it allows Persian to hurt Ghost-types, packing decent power with Technician and a good chance to cause a flinch. Keep in mind, however, that pairing Persian with a Ghost-type check handles most Ghost-types well enough, meaning that Bite is often unnecessary. Return is used as a strong STAB attack that can finish off any weakened opponents.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>A Jolly nature is used to allow Persian to outspeed max Speed Scolipede and Serperior. A Life Orb is used to further improve Persian's damage output, but a Silk Scarf can be used instead to avoid stacking recoil with entry hazard damage. Hypnosis can be used over Taunt or Bite to put foes to sleep, but with only 60% accuracy, it's not a very reliable move.</p>

    <p>This set fits on more offensive teams by giving them Taunt support and scouting for items and movesets with Fake Out and U-turn. Defensively, anything that can switch in on strong attacks aimed at Persian after it U-turns makes for a great partners. Pivot Musharna can sponge most physical attacks aimed at Persian, namely Fighting-type attacks, and then either set up with Calm Mind or Baton Pass out to something else if it causes a switch. Choice Scarf Braviary and Sawk appreciate Persian's Fake Out support to handle threats that they can't outspeed. Pretty much any offensive Pokemon enjoys the favorable match-ups Persian can set up with U-turn, especially anything that resists or is immune to Fighting-type attacks, such as Golurk or Scolipede.</p>

    [Other Options]
    <p>Persian has a few other options, but it lacks the stats to effectively pull off much outside of its scout set. With a set of Nasty Plot / Swift / Water Pulse / Petal Dance or Thunderbolt, Persian can make a decent special sweeper, but it won't find many opportunities to set up due to its frailty. Aerial Ace can be used over Bite for coverage against Fighting-types such as Sawk and Primeape, but leaves Persian struggling against Ghost-types. Seed Bomb can also be used over Bite as it hits Rock-types that normally resist Persian's moves hard while still dealing decent damage to Golurk. Knock Off can be used over Taunt or Bite to cripple Choice item and Eviolite users. Covet, which is boosted by Technician, can be used in combination with Switcheroo and a Normal Gem to steal an item from a foe and cripple something else with the stolen item, but is much less reliable than the scout set. Feint can be used as another STAB priority move over Bite / Taunt as it packs +2 priority, but it's much weaker, offers no additional coverage, and mostly unnecessary considering Persian's high Speed.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    <p>If Persian lacks Bite, any Ghost-type walls it entirely, only having to be careful with U-turn bringing in a check or counter. Even if Persian does have Bite, Misdreavus is only 3HKOed by it and can threaten Persian with a burn from Will-O-Wisp if it decides to stay in. Considering Persian is so frail, priority of any sort usually spells doom for it, especially from Gurdurr, which takes almost nothing from Fake Out and Return and can OHKO after Stealth Rock with Mach Punch. Steel-types such as Probopass, Bastiodon, and Metang take almost nothing from any of Persian's attacks and can set up Stealth Rock on sets that lack Taunt. Pretty much any physically defensive wall can take on Persian, only fearing Taunt. Kangaskhan can threaten Persian with Fake Out as long as it comes in after Persian. On sets lacking Taunt, Carracosta can set up Shell Smash and proceed to threaten Persian's team.</p>



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