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Project: Arceus Overview Renovation

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Furai, May 30, 2012.

  1. Furai

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    I absolutely love your writing Superimp. Implemented!

    Moreover, TrollFreak gave me Water Arceus as well. We're only 3 away guys!
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    Since barry4ever dosn't seem like he's doing the Arceus Normal one, can I do it?
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    After the pre-battle tintinnabulation is completed, please stare in pure, unadulterated horror and ominous presentiment at what is unequivocally the best and most versatile Pokemon in the game. In His ExtremeKiller form, only the mightiest of His Uber betheren, such as Giratina and Him in fighting Form, can counter Him. The temptation of raining down His divine wrath on the opposing team is great, but He can also frustrate the opposing team by walling all their puny attacks. Even though there are other walls, He stands above them with a plethora of different moves and blazing speed. He is also the only one who commands the almighty Perish Song. Dare not incur Arceus's divine wrath, or else the consequences shall be severe and merciless, and life shall become but an evanescent wisp.
    I'm sorry if I wasn't supposed to do that, you can delete it if you want.
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    Superimp already has the full revamp of Normal Arceus, so he gets to do it. I thought I also updated the OP with that....

    EDIT: Yeah I didn't. Sorry about that. I'll compare your content with Superimp's though.
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    Again, I didn't do much. I did add a few sentences like said in the OP, and did rearranging, but that's pretty much it. Flavor help is appreciated n_n
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    Arceus-Bug:

    <p>It is most unwise to underestimate the capabilities of Arceus in His Insect Plate, as even when in the guise of a lowly Bug-type, ravaged by Stealth Rock, He cannot be squashed! Although disbelievers might ponder the choice of such a humble forme, Bug Arceus shows all the reason, as His STAB Bug-type attacks cause even Mewtwo, Darkrai, Tyranitar, Latias, and Latios to fall. However, once His remarkable display ends, the inferiority of His forme is all but revealed. His offensive STAB is resisted by most of His Fire-, Fighting-, Flying-, Ghost-, Poison-, and Steel-type creations. He also has crippling weaknesses to Fire-, Flying-, and Rock-type attacks, which are only slightly redeemed by His resistances to Fighting-, Grass-, and Ground-type attacks. Yet do not be lulled into a sense of false security; it is undeniable that even as a humble insect, Arceus's prowess is unparalleled.</p>

    Arceus-Dark:

    <p>When the light fails, cower at the presence of His Dread Plate as the darkness obscures the stars. There will be no respite from the embodiment of primal fear, for none are immune to the terror of His STAB Dark-type attacks. Even the perceptive Latios is blinded in dismay, caught within a net of darkness where struggle is in vain. Soon stall will stand alone amidst a growing sea of shadow, struggling to hold off a boosting foe that is unassailable by status. His numerous Ghost- and Psychic-type creations will be silenced by the incoming tide; even the might of Mewtwo is quenched through the use of His support set. Although many of His creations have lost the faintest shard of hope, those that have purged their inner demons have managed to come to light. Brave warriors such as Ho-Oh, Tyranitar, and His Bug-, Fighting-, and Steel-type creations will keep the forces of Dark Arceus at bay, preserving the existence of stall. However, if you believe that the authority of light has triumphed over darkness, then you are sadly mistaken; you can no more defeat the darkness than a Sunkern can reach for the stars.</p>

    Arceus-Dragon:

    <p>Donning His mystical Draco Plate, Arceus commands the battlefield with utter regality. Reigning above all else, the authority of His Swords Dance and Calm Mind sets is simply supreme. No words can express the awe and wonder that His nearly unresisted Judgment and Outrage invoke, as they rain down upon the numerous Dragon-types that litter the Uber tier. Although the brute force of some of His draconian brethren surmounts even Him, fear not, as superior Speed and overall bulk allow Him to set up with greater ease. Even His creation Lugia, an unfaltering wall to the many Dragon-types found in Ubers, struggles to harm Him with its insignificant Ice Beams. Dragon Arceus's typing also gifts Him with useful resistances to Electric-, Fire-, Grass-, and Water-type attacks. However, it is a double-edged sword in a battlefield filled with mighty Dragon- and Ice-type attacks. Kneel in honor of your deity lest you suffer His Judgment.</p>

    Arceus-Electric:

    <p>In the midst of cataclysmic bolts of lightning and the crackling sound of thunder, Arceus in His Zap Plate shows the mortals who Zeus is. It is no bolt from the blue that His energized state is one of His most offensive formes. Wielding the jaw-dropping power of STAB Electric-type attacks, Electric Arceus hurls Thunders under rain or Thunderbolts to devastating effect. Even His mighty creations Ho-Oh, Kyogre, and Lugia slink away in terror from His malevolent storm. Yet, His resistances to Flying- and Steel-type attacks lack potential, while a weakness to the common Ground-type attacks will prove most damaging. Dialga, Ferrothorn, and Tyranitar, prevalent among His creations, require Focus Blast to be annihilated, leaving Him with either less coverage or no Recover. Still, it is most imprudent to obstruct the path of the voltaic one, or else a wicked streak of lightning will be the last thing you shall ever see.</p>

    Arceus-Fighting:

    <p>Defending the principles of honor, nobility, and integrity, Arceus in His Fist Plate is the eternal standard of justice. In a metagame so full of His creations, such as Darkrai, Ferrothorn, and Tyranitar, The Original One has at last come to judge them for their wrongs. Even the prevalent Dialga, the ruler of time, halts at His approach; the coverage of His virtuous STAB Fighting-type attacks is terrible to endure. Any mono-attacker utilizing Bug-, Dark-, or Rock-type attacks will flee before Fighting Arceus's arrival, for they soon realize that defeat is all but inevitable. Yet even though His fighting spirit can win many battles, He can achieve the ultimate victory with the use of a support set. His attacks ring true against His alter ego Normal Arceus. Make no mistake; only His Flying-, Ghost-, Poison-, and Psychic-type creations have the forthrightness to face Him in battle. For Arceus Himself is judge; both vengeance and salvation will be delivered on that inescapable Day of Judgment.</p>

    Arceus-Fire:

    <p>Do not anger Arceus when He sears as brightly as His Flame Plate lest you be consumed in His flaming inferno. Blazing with an offense that few formes can rival, Fire Arceus can unleash STAB Fire-type attacks to incinerate the opposition. Although His fiery creations Ho-Oh and Reshiram have dual STABs and outclass even Him in firepower, He has superior initial Speed and viable access to both Recover and Calm Mind. Yet, in the thrill of intense battle, His defense begins to suffer. Reckless in devouring attack, the completely enraged Arceus takes no heed to avoid the crippling Stealth Rock, and is thus left with terrible weaknesses to Water-, Ground-, and Rock-type attacks. His scorching forme is also reliant on the sun to reach the height of His fury, something quickly quenched by the sea titan Kyogre. Nevertheless, if you anger Arceus into a burning rage, His all-consuming flames will leave you as nothing more than a mere wisp of smoke in the wind.</p>

    Arceus-Flying:

    <p>Hark the hallowed voices that cry from The Original One as He descends from the heavenly Hall of Origin in a manner as holy as His Sky Plate. Soaring above the Spikes and Toxic Spikes bound to mortal lands below, Arceus pronounces His Judgment to be heard from the heavens. The Uber tier stands silent before Him, for none are immune and few are resistant to His STAB Flying-type attacks. Although His creations Ho-Oh and Shaymin-S have dual STABs and advantageous abilities to contest for the offensive supremacy of the sky, only He can viably use Calm Mind to reach heights beyond the limits of which can be seen. Yet, even Flying Arceus can fall from the heavens. A weakness to Stealth Rock proves a great obstacle for His overall well-being. Though He resists Bug-, Grass-, and Fighting-type attacks and heeds no Ground-type attack, without the purity that comes from within a Calm Mind, the saintly Arceus plummets like a falling star in face of common Electric-, Ice-, and Rock-type attacks. Cry not in despair, for when the time comes for the heavens to finally open, His Judgment shall come as swiftly as the tempest of a thousand gales.</p>

    Arceus-Ghost:

    <p>Emerging from the shadows with the eeriness of His Spooky Plate, the spirit of Arceus haunts His creations. None can truly discern His mysterious plans, for with the ability to assume almost any role, Ghost Arceus is perhaps the most versatile and unpredictable forme of them all. Horrifying can He be with His unnerving Calm Mind and Swords Dance sets, causing even Giratina, Lugia, and Latias to fall back into darkness. When taking on a more supportive role, the spectral Arceus watches ever so silently. For His intangibility renders Normal- and Fighting-type attacks all for naught; feeble and futile will the attempts be to spin against He who cannot be seen. All the same, even the elusive Ghost Arceus cannot evade all. His intangibility comes back to haunt Him, for He only resists the uncommon Bug- and Poison-type attacks in return for weaknesses to common Ghost- and Dark-type attacks. But alas, there is nothing to be feared from the darkness; it is the shadow of Arceus that is to be feared.</p>

    Arceus-Grass:

    <p>Marvel at The Creator's endless masterpiece unfathomable to human mind: His thousand arms are sent forth like the branches of His Meadow Plate. As the unwavering protector for the creations that He Himself has shaped, Grass Arceus is perhaps the most supportive forme. He can provide boundless amounts of utility, for He is not only an excellent answer to the prevalent Groudon and Kyogre but also to the fearsome might of Excadrill, Kabutops, Kingdra, Manaphy, Palkia, Rayquaza, and Zekrom. With His marvelous resistances to Electric-, Grass-, Ground-, and Water-type attacks, He can act as a brilliant defensive pivot under rain. Unfortunately, the many talents of The Creator are not reflected elsewhere. His STAB Grass-type attacks have dismal offensive coverage, which leaves Him a liability against many of the Spikers and phazers that thrive in the Uber tier. His weaknesses to Bug-, Fire-, Flying-, Ice-, and Poison-type attacks can also prove problematic. However, despite these harsh conditions, The Creator has continued to flourish as does the life He created long ago.</p>

    Arceus-Ground:

    <p>In the heart of the Sinnoh region at the peak of the highest mountain lies a power that begins to stir in the presence of His Earth Plate. The dreams of the once-idealistic Zekrom are left in shattered remains, for the power of countless defeated giants is infused within Arceus; with an immunity to Electric-type attacks, a resistance to Stealth Rock, and very good bulk, there is no finer counter than He. Although His creation Groudon has greater Defense and Drought, the imposing Ground Arceus holds the higher ground thanks to His superior overall bulk, Speed, and Recover. Indeed, the lack of Drought might prove a blessing, as it allows Him to act as an impressive offensive pivot under rain. For the very earth yields before His immense strength; Arceus can break the ground asunder Him with His Swords Dance and Calm Mind set or stand as a sturdy wall through His support set. It is true, nonetheless, that His earthly state leaves Him vulnerable to the common Water-, Ice-, and Grass-type attacks. However, these efforts are all in vain, for no elemental attack can stop His rise once it has begun.</p>

    Arceus-Ice:

    <p>Returning from the desolate wastelands of afar, Arceus shows His frigid side, His heart as cold as the Icicle Plate He bears. Being perhaps the most offensively inclined forme of them all, Ice Arceus takes no prisoners in the kill-or-be-killed world of Ubers. His STAB Ice-type attacks have excellent coverage; most Dragon-, Ground-, Flying-, and Grass-types will fall beneath His power. He benefits from not only hail but also rain and sun, a feat few formes of His can rival. Although Kyurem-W and Kyurem-B have dual STABs and drastically increased power, Ice Arceus has superior Speed, bulk, and the ability to utilize Calm Mind. However, in His frosty guise, Arceus cannot boast a strong defensive typing as a weakness to Stealth Rock limits His walling potential. His cold decision rids Him of any resistance save one to Ice and grants Him horrible weaknesses to Fighting-, Fire-, Rock-, and Steel-type attacks. Even so, if one has the misfortune to face Ice Arceus in battle, unless your body is as solid as steel or your soul as searing as the sun, you might never again feel the warmth of a new day.</p>

    Arceus-Normal:

    <p>After the pre-battle tintinnabulation is complete, please stare in pure, unadulterated awe and wondrous presentiment at what is unequivocally the best Pokemon in the entire game. His stats are unrivaled; His versatility is unmatched. His potential remains unlimited. He has transcended beyond typing, for Multitype allows Him to assume any of the seventeen types that He so desires. Even then, His purest forme remains seated upon His throne. Whether wiping His creations from the fabric of existence as Extreme Killer or standing as their resolute guardian by virtue of Wallceus, the God of Pokemon knows no bounds. Dare not incur Arceus's divine wrath, or else the consequences shall be severe and merciless, and life shall become but an evanescent wisp.</p>

    Arceus-Poison:

    <p>To gaze before the virulent Arceus is to look within your inner evil, for within His repugnant Toxic Plate lies all our sins remembered. His entrance onto the battlefield is so abhorrent that all Toxic Spikes are absorbed; this act alone makes Him a remarkable supporter. The heinous Toxic, commonly used by supposedly pure Pokemon like Blissey and Chansey, is futile against a boosting Poison Arceus, for all despicable acts are useless against the collector of sins Himself. Unfortunately, our wrongs are so repulsive that His STAB Poison-type attacks are simply atrocious. Additionally, although His unusual resistances to Bug-, Grass-, Fighting-, and Poison-type attacks provide considerable defensive utility, His weaknesses to Ground- and Psychic-type attacks do not. But all too easy is it to assume Arceus is the enemy, when in reality the enemy is within you.</p>

    Arceus-Psychic:

    <p>Nothing is impossible when Arceus attaches His Mind Plate. Unlike every other forme, STAB Psyshock allows His paranormal Calm Mind set to strike special walls and Calm Mind users where they are weakest; not even Blissey or Chansey can withstand His telekinetic onslaught. Although Mewtwo, a genetic abomination born from mortals, has offenses that surpass even Him, His better bulk allows Him to set up with greater ease. In fact, Psychic Arceus can prove an extraordinary utility counter to that very same Mewtwo, for He is more than capable of repelling its obscene might. He also easily deals with Deoxys-A and His Fighting-type creations. Disappointingly, His resistances to Fighting- and Psychic-type attacks end there, for He cringes at the sight of Bug-, Dark-, and Ghost-type attacks. His STAB Psychic-type attacks are also appalling offensively, forcing Him to rely on the inaccurate Focus Blast for coverage. Regardless, the feats of The Original One are still beyond the mind, beyond imagination, beyond reality.</p>

    Arceus-Rock:

    <p>Legends tell of a Pokemon that can draw unimaginable power from the Stone Plate; a primordial Pokemon so pure in heart that even the magnificent Ho-Oh humbles itself before it. This Pokemon is none other than the tried-and-true Rock Arceus, who is capable of fulfilling both offensive and defensive roles alike. His strength is undisputed; STAB Rock-type attacks are incredibly solid against potent threats such as Kyurem-W, Reshiram, and Rayquaza. His Special Defense has outstanding potential; in the midst of sandstorm, even Choice Specs Draco Meteor from Kyurem-W is easily weathered. However, the most timeless of Pokemon can still show some age. Despite gaining a Special Defense boost under sandstorm, His numerous weaknesses to Water-, Ground-, Grass-, Fighting-, and Steel-type attacks are still easy to take advantage of. The frequent weather changes by Groudon and Kyogre can also be quite the nuisance. However, let it be known that Arceus knows both the beginning and the end; He is what legends are made from.</p>

    Arceus-Steel:

    <p>Clad in His Iron Plate, the shining Arceus enters the battlefield in what is perhaps His most resilient forme. Equipped with a total of eleven resistances&mdash;including Dragon&mdash;in addition to very good bulk and a resistance to Stealth Rock, Steel Arceus is ready to take an extreme amount of punishment. For His polished exterior is so impervious that Poison-type attacks, Toxic, or the presence of Toxic Spikes are rendered completely ineffective. All together, the armored Arceus can run a sturdy Swords Dance or Calm Mind set, boosting up with ease against even Blissey and Chansey. Unfortunately, His STAB Steel-type attacks are resisted by many of His creations, reducing His offensive capabilities. His armor also fails to protect Him from the common Fighting-, Fire-, and Ground-type attacks. However, Steel Arceus's will is resolute, and few indeed will dare confront Him when He is at His full potential.</p>

    Arceus-Water:

    <p>Wielding both the power to create and destroy, Water Arceus, much like His Splash Plate, has many meanings. On the one hand, He much prefers rain, as the power of His STAB Water-type attacks are augmented to terrifying levels; access to both Swords Dance and Calm Mind allows Him to wash all but the strongest of His creations away. Yet, on the other hand, unlike His creations Kyogre and Manaphy, Arceus can function well under sun thanks to His excellent defensive synergy and Recover. Furthermore, He is not only capable of being an incredibly good answer to opposing Kyogre but also to the impressive might of Reshiram and Kyurem-W. Although His multifaceted forme lacks the sheer power of Kyogre and Palkia as well as the instant recovery of Manaphy, His torrential Speed dwarfs them in comparison. There are certain aspects, however, that remain as transparent as water. His weaknesses to Electric- and Grass-type attacks, most notably the common Thunder, will always prove to be an annoyance. However, much like the waters, there is no knowing what Arceus can do; you can either be cleansed in spirit or drowned under waters without end.</p>


    I put them all in one place to save the GP team time. I will be using this post as the 'analysis' where I will edit the GP changes.


    I'd like to give a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE shoutout to SUPERIMP who basically took his time and revamped every single one of the seventeen overviews you see above.
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    btw I'm going to explain each of these a little bit due to them being heavily flavor-based

    Arceus-Bug:

    <p>It is most unwise to underestimate the capabilities of theArceus carrying an Insect Plated Arceus, for, as even when in the guise of a lowly Bug-type, ravaged by Stealth Rock, He cannot be squashed! Although disbelievers mayight ponder the choice of such a humble forme, Bug Arceus shows all the reason, (AC) as His STAB Bug-type attacks cause even Mewtwo, Darkrai, Tyranitar, Latias, and Latios to fall. ButHowever, (AC) once His remarkable display ends, the inferiority of His forme is all but revealed. His offensive STAB is literally resisted by most of His Fire-, Fighting-, Flying-, Ghost-, Poison-, and Steel-type creations. He also has horriblecrippling weaknesses to Fire-, Flying-, and Rock-type attacks, which are only slightly redeemed by His resistances to Fighting-, Grass-, and Ground-type attacks. Yet, (AC) do not be lulled into a sense of false security; it is undeniable that even as a humble insect, Arceus's prowess is unparalleled.</p>

    a couple of words are misused here and there are some minor grammar errors. the first sentence had to be changed for the purpose of following the standards (you can't say anything like "Choice Scarfed [Pokemon]")


    Arceus-Dark:

    <p>When the light fails, cower at the presence of His Dread Plate as the darkness obscures the stars. There will be no respite from the embodiment of primal fear, for none are immune to the terror of His STAB Dark-type attacks. Even the perceptive Latios is blinded in dismay, caught within a net of darkness where struggle is in vain. Soon stall will stand alone amidst a growing sea of shadow, struggling to hold off a boosting foe whothat is unassailable by status. His numerous Ghost- and Psychic-type creations will be silenced by the incoming tide; even the might of Mewtwo is quenched through the use of His support set. But aAlthough many of His creations have lost the faintest shard of hope, those that have purged their inner demons have managed to come to light. Brave warriors such as Ho-Oh, Tyranitar, and His Bug-, Fighting-, and Steel-type creations will keep the forces of Dark Arceus at bay, preserving the existence of stall. But iIf you believe that the authority of light has triumphed over darkness, then you are sadly mistaken; you can no more defeat the darkness than a Sunkern can reach for the stars.</p>

    excellent -- only a few mistakes


    Arceus-Dragon:

    <p>Donning His mystical Draco Plate, Arceus commands the battlefield with utter regality. Reigning above all else, the authority of His Swords Dance and Calm Mind sets is simply supreme. No words can express the awe and wonder that His nearly unresisted Judgment orand Outrage invokes, as they rain down upon the numerous Dragon-types that litter the Uber tier. Although the brute force of some of His draconian brethren surmounts even Him, fear not, (AC) as superior Speed and overall bulk allows Him to set up with greater ease. For eEven His creation Lugia, an unfaltering wall to the many Dragon-types found in Ubers, struggles to harm Him with its punyinsignificant Ice Beams. Dragon Arceus's typing also gifts Him with excelluseful resistances the current wording implies that these resistances are somehow better than other Pokemon that have the same onesto Electric-, Fire-, Grass-, and Water-type attacks. However, it is a double-edged sword in a battlefield filled with mighty Dragon- and Ice-type attacks. Kneel in honor of your deity elselest you suffer His Judgment.</p>

    some clarification and plural/singular agreement issues


    Arceus-Electric:

    <p>In the midst of cataclysmic bolts of lightning and the crackling sound of thunder, Arceus in His Zap Plate shows the mortals who Zeus is. It is no bolt from the blue yeah this phrase is confusing until you think about it a bit -- I'd suggest changing it a bit, but it's flavor so I'm not going to mess with it myself that His energized state is one of His most offensive formes. Wielding the jaw-dropping power of STAB Electric-type attacks, Electric Arceus hurls Thunderbolts under rain or Thunderbolts under rain to devastating effect. Even His mighty creations Ho-Oh, Kyogre, and Lugia slink away in terror offrom His malevolent storm. <Yet with such striking offense, His defense is but a tinge of a zap.> this sentence in tags is so beyond making sense that you'd do best to reword it to something more...intuitively obvious to the reader His resistances to Flying- and Steel-type attacks lack potential, while a common weakness to the common Ground-type attacks will prove most divertcrippling. Dialga, Ferrothorn, and Tyranitar, prevalent among His creations, require Focus Blast to be annihilated, leaving Him with either less coverage or no Recover. Still, it is most imprudent to obstruct the path of the voltaic one, or else a wicked streak of lightning will be the last thing you shall ever see.</p>

    really too be honest a lot of this contains too much in the way of flavor. there aren't many real "mistakes" but it's WAY too confusing imo in some parts


    Arceus-Fighting:

    <p>Defending the principles of honor, nobility, and integrity, Arceus in His Fist Plate is the eternal standard of justice. In a metagame so full of His creations, (AC) such as Darkrai, Ferrothorn, and Tyranitar, The Original One has at last come to judge them for their wrongs. can you make this any less confusing? Even the prevalent Dialga, the ruler of time, halts at His approach; the coverage of His virtuous STAB Fighting-type attacks is terrible to endure. Any mono-attacker utilizing Bug-, Dark-, or Rock-type attacks will flee before Fighting Arceus's arrival, for they soon realize that defeat is all but inevitable. Yet, (AC) even though His fighting spirit can win many battles, He can winachieve the ultimate victory with the use of a support set. His attacks ring true against His alter ego Normal Arceus. Make no mistake,; (add semi) only His Flying-, Ghost-, Poison-, and Psychic-type creations have the forthrightness to face Him in battle. For Arceus Himself is judge; both vengeance and salvation will be delivered on that inescapable Day of Judgment.</p>

    more of the same


    Arceus-Fire:

    <p>Do not anger Arceus when He sears as brightly as His Flame Plate,(RC) lest you be consumed in His flaming inferno. Blazing with an offense that few formes can rival, Fire Arceus can unleash STAB Fire-type attacks to incinerate the opposition. Although His fiery creations Ho-Oh and Reshiram have dual STABs and outclass even Him in firepower, He has superior initial Speed and viable access to both Recover and Calm Mind. Yet, (AC) in the thrill of intense battle, His defense begins to suffer. Reckless in devouring attack, the completely enraged Arceus takes no heed to avoid the crippling Stealth Rock, and is thus left with terrible weaknesses to Water-, Ground-, and Rock-type attacks. His scorching forme is also reliant on the sun to reach the height of His fury, something quickly quenched by the sea titan Kyogre. Nevertheless, if you anger Arceus into a burning rage, His all-consuming flames will leave you as nothing more than a mere wisp of smoke in the wind.</p>

    looks good insofar as the flavor


    Arceus-Flying:

    <p>Hark the hallowed voices that cry from The Original One,(RC) as He descends from the heavenly Hall of Origin in a manner as holy as His Sky Plate. Soaring above the Spikes and Toxic Spikes bound to mortal lands below, Arceus pronounces His Judgment to be heard from the heavens. The Uber tier stands silent before Him, for none are immune against nearly unnd few are resistedant to his STAB Flying-type attacks. Although His creations Ho-Oh and Shaymin-S have dual STABs and advantageous abilities to contest for the offensive supremacy of the sky, only He can viably use Calm Mind to reach heights beyond the limits of which can be seen. Yet, (AC) even Flying Arceus can fall from the heavens. A weakness to Stealth Rock proves a great obstacle for His overall well-being. Though He resists Bug-, Grass-, and Fighting-type attacks and heeds no Ground-type attack, without the purity that comes from within a Calm Mind, the saintly Arceus plummets like a falling star in face of common Electric-, Ice-, and Rock-type attacks. Cry not in despair, for when the time comes whenfor the heavens to open finally open, His Judgment shall come as swiftly as the tempest of a thousand gales.</p>

    a few bad wordings but overall good job here


    Arceus-Ghost:

    <p>Emerging from the shadows with the eeriness of His Spooky Plate, the spirit of Arceus haunts His creations. None can truly discern His mysterious plans, for with the ability to assume almost any role, HeGhost Arceus you HAVE to be specific here is perhaps the most versatile and unpredictable forme of them all. Horrifying can He can be with His unnerving Calm Mind and Swords Dance sets, causing even Giratina, Lugia, and Latias to fall back into darkness. Yet iWhen taking on a more supportive role, the spectral Arceus watches ever so silently. F, (AC) for His intangibility renders Normal- and Fighting-type attacks all forbut naught; feeble and futile will the attempts be to spin against He who cannot be seen will be feeble and futile. All the same, even the elusive Ghost Arceus cannot evade all. His intangibility comes back to haunt Him, for He only resists the uncommon Bug- and Poison-type attacks in return for weaknesses to common Ghost- and Dark-type attacks. But alasHowever, there is nothing to be feared from the darkness; it is the shadow of Arceus that is to be feared.</p>

    lots of sentence structure issues


    Arceus-Grass:

    <p>Marvel at The Creator's endless masterpiece unfathomable to human mind,; (add semi) His a thousand arms are sent forth like the branches of His Meadow Plate. As the unwavering protector for the creations that He Himself has shaped, Grass Arceus is perhaps the most supportive forme. He can provide boundless amounts of utility, for He is not only an excellent solutioncounter to the prevalent Groudon and Kyogre,(RC) but also to the fearsome might of Excadrill, Kabutops, Kingdra, Manaphy, Palkia, Rayquaza, and Zekrom. And wWith His marvelous resistances to Electric-, Grass-, Ground-, and Water-type attacks, He can act as a brilliant defensive pivot under rain. RegrettabUnfortunately, the many talents of The Creator are not reflected elsewhere. His STAB Grass-type attacks have dismal offensive coverage, which leaves Him a liability against many of the Spikers and phazers that thrive in the Uber tier. His weaknesses to Bug-, Fire-, Flying-, Ice-, and Poison-type attacks can also prove problematic. ButHowever, (AC) despite these harsh conditions, The Creator has continued to flourish as does the life He created long ago.</p>

    Arceus-Ground:

    <p>In the heart of the Sinnoh region,(RC) at the peak of the highest mountain,(RC) lies a power whichthat begins to stir within the presence of His Earth Plate. The ideals yeah...ideals isn't the right word. think something like "attacking attempts" or something similar. of the once-(add hyphen)strong Zekrom are left in shattered remains, for within Arceus is infused the power of countless defeated giants is infused within Arceus; with an immunity to Electric-type attacks, a resistance to Stealth Rock, and very good bulk, there is no finer counter than He. Although His creation Groudon has greater Defense and Drought, the imposing Ground Arceus holds the higher ground throughanks to his His superior overall bulk, Speed, and Recover. Indeed, the lack of Drought might prove a blessing, as it allows Him to act as an impressive offensive pivot under rain. F, (AC) for the very earth yields before His immense strength; Arceus can break the ground asunderneath him with His Swords Dance and Calm Mind set or stand as a sturdy wall through His support set. It is true, nonetheless, that His earthly state leaves Him vulnerable to the common Water-, Ice-, and Grass-type attacks. YetHowever, (AC) these efforts are all in vain, for no elemental attack can stop His rise once it has begunow.</p>

    Arceus-Ice:

    <p>Returning from the desolate wastelands of afar, Arceus shows His frigid side, His heart as cold as the Icicle Plate He bears. InBeing perhaps the most offensively-(add hyphen)inclined forme of them all, Ice Arceus takes no prisoners in the kill-or-be-killed world of Ubers. His STAB Ice-type attacks have excellent coverage; most Dragon-, Ground-, Flying-, and Grass-types will fall beneath His power. He benefits from not only hail but also rain and sun, a feat few formes of His can rival. Although Kyurem-W and Kyurem-B have dual STABs and drastically increased power, Ice Arceus has superior Speed, bulk, and the ability to utilize Calm Mind. However, in His frosty guise, Arceus cannot boast of a strong defensive typing, (AC) as a weakness to Stealth Rock limits His walling potential. His cold decision has rids Him of any resistance save one tof Ice,(RC) and grants Him horrible weaknesses to Fighting-, Fire-, Rock-, and Steel-type attacks. Even so, if one has the misfortune to face Ice Arceus in battle, unless your body is as solid as steel or your soul as searing as the sun, you might never again feel the warmth of a new day.</p>

    Arceus-Normal:

    <p>After the pre-battle tintinnabulation is complete, please stare in pure, unadulterated horror and ominous presentiment at what is unequivocally the best Pokemon in the entire game. His stats unrivaled, His versatility is unmatched. His potential remains unlimited. He has transcended beyond mere typing, for Multitype allows Him to assume any of the seventeen types that He so desires. Even then, His purest forme remains seated upon His throne. Whether wiping His creations from the fabric of existence as Extreme Killer,(RC) or standing as their resolute guardian by virtue of the Wallceus set, the God of Pokemon knows no bounds. Dare not incur Arceus's divine wrath, or else the consequences shall be severe and merciless, and life shall become but an evanescent wisp.</p>

    Arceus-Poison:

    <p>To gaze before the virulent Arceus is to look within your inner evil, for within His repugnant Toxic Plate lies all our sins remembered. His entrance onto the battlefield is so abhorrednt that all Toxic Spikes are absorbed; this act alone makes Him a remarkable supporter. The heinous Toxic, commonly used by supposedly pure Pokemon like Blissey and Chansey, is futile against a boosting Poison Arceus, for all despicable acts are useless against the collector of sins Himself. Unfortunately, our wrongs are so repulsive that His STAB Poison-type attacks are simply atrocious. Anddditionally, (AC) although His unusual resistances to Bug-, Grass-, Fighting-, and Poison-type attacks provide considerable defensive utility, His weaknesses to Ground- and Psychic-type attacks do not. But all too easy is it to assume Arceus is the enemy, when in reality the enemy is within you.</p>

    Arceus-Psychic:

    <p>Nothing is impossible when Arceus attaches His Mind Plate. Unlike anevery other forme, STAB Psyshock allows His paranormal Calm Mind set to strike special walls and Calm Mind users where they are weakest; not even Blissey or Chansey can withstand His telekinetic onslaught. Although Mewtwo, a genetic abomination born from mortals, has offenses that surpass even Him, His better bulk allows Him to set up with greater ease. In fact, Psychic Arceus can prove an extraordinary utility counter to that very same Mewtwo, for He is more than capable of repelling its obscene might. He also easily deals with Deoxys-A and His Fighting-type creations. Disappointingly, His resistances to Fighting- and Psychic-type attacks end there, for He cringes at the sight of Bug-, Dark-, and Ghost-type attacks. His STAB Psychic-type attacks are also appalling offensively, forcing Him to rely on the inaccurate Focus Blast for coverage. Regardless, the feats of The Original One are still beyond the mind, beyond imagination, beyond reality.</p>

    Arceus-Rock:

    <p>Legends tell of a Pokemon that can draw unimaginable power from the Stone Plate. A; (add semi) a primordial Pokemon so pure in heart that even the magnificent Ho-Oh humbles itself before it. For tThis Pokemon is none other than the tried-and-true Rock Arceus, who is capable of befulfilling both offensive and defensive roles alike. His strength is undisputed; STAB Rock-type attacks are incredibly solid against potent threats such as Kyurem-W, Reshiram, and Rayquaza. His Special Defense has outstanding potential; in the midst of sandstorm, even Choice Specs Draco Meteor from Kyurem-W is easily weathered. However, the most timeless of Pokemon can still show some age. Despite gaining a Special Defense boost under sandstorm, His numerous weaknesses to Water-, Ground-, Grass-, Fighting-, and Steel-type attacks are still easy to take advantage of. The frequent weather changes by Groudon and Kyogre can also be quite the nuisance. ButHowever, (AC) let it be known that Arceus knows both the beginning and the end; He is what legends are made from.</p>

    Arceus-Steel:

    <p>Clad in His Iron Plate, the shining Arceus enters the battlefield in what is perhaps His most resilient forme. Equipped with a total of eleven resistances, &mdash;including Dragon,&mdash;in addition to very good bulk, and a resistance to Stealth Rock, Steel Arceus is ready to take an extreme amount of punishment. F, (AC) for His polished exterior is so impervious that Poison-type attacks, Toxic, or the presence of Toxic Spikes are rendered completely ineffective. All together, the armored Arceus can run a sturdy Swords Dance or Calm Mind set, boosting up with ease against even Blissey and Chansey. IronicalUnfortunately, His STAB Steel-type attacks are resisted by many of His creations, yeah no that is not how use ironically reducing His offensive capabilities. His armor also fails to protect Him from the common Fighting-, Fire-, and Ground-type attacks. ButHowever, (AC) Arceus's will is resolute, and few indeed will dare confront Him when He is at His full potential.</p>

    Arceus-Water:

    <p>Wielding both the power to create and destroy, Water Arceus, (AC) much like His Splash Plate, (AC) has many meanings. On the one hand, He much prefers rain, (AC) as the power of His STAB Water-type attacks are augmented to terrifying levels; access to both Swords Dance and Calm Mind allows Him to wash all but the strongest of his creations away. Yet, (AC) on the other hand, unlike His creations Kyogre and Manaphy, Arceus can function well under sun thanks to His excellent defensive synergy and Recover. IndeedFurthermore, He is not only capable of being an incredibly good answer to opposing Kyogre,(RC) but also to the impressive might of Reshiram orand Kyurem-W. Although His multifaceted forme lacks the sheer power of Kyogre and Palkia, nor(RC) as well as the instant recovery of Manaphy, His torrential Speed dwarfmakes them seem like dwarfs in comparison. There are certain aspects, however, that remain clearexistent. His weaknesses to Electric- and Grass-type attacks, most notably the common Thunder, will always prove to be an annoyance. ButHowever, (AC) much like the waters, there is no knowing what Arceus can do; you maycan either be cleansed in spirit or drowned under waters without end.</p>

    There were a few overviews that were so wrapped up in flavor that they were almost incomprehensible; I commented when this was relevant. Using "but" and "and" to start sentences seemed very jarring and was often done incorrectly, so I cut out many of those instances. Feel free to change my replacements to whatever synonym you desire.

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    Just reading through Groundceus and..."for within Arceus is infused the power of countless defeated giants is infused within Arceus;".

    Whichever way this sentence goes, it makes no sense at all. I don't recall Arceus' flavor including the ability to absorb defeated giants, it just sounds like a random boast and this sentence only exists for 'flavor' anyhow, so removing it wouldn't hurt anything significant.


    In the part about his CM, SD, and wall sets, the wall set needs its own section or something, because you talk about its immense strength and breaking the earth asunder. The wall set doesn't really do that, so it's a bit out of place.

    As for the last sentence, are you really telling me that Arceus-Ground DGAF about rain-boosted water attacks even at +1 or +2 SpD? What about Scarfogre? And that sentence assumes it's CM and not SD, plus it could be physically based water attacks. Also, Specs Kyu-B, Soul Dew Latios GK, etc. I mean, maybe this is true, but idk...

    As for waterceus: Waterceus has many meanings? That's marginal, but splash plate has like...one meaning.
    What does waterceus have excellent defensive synergy with that Manaphy or Kyogre doesn't? More like, he doesn't need rain for his recovery/has recovery and doesn't summon rain himself.
    He is a good answer to the might of reshiram/kyurem? Should really just say 'the mighty' or something.
    I don't think him being faster makes them look smaller. Maybe his speed dwarfs theirs?
    'There are certain aspects, however, that remain clearexistent'. aspects of what? This phrase is really nonsensical and a bit pointless. I guess it's aspects of being a water-type?
    The last sentence makes no sense, because you will be drowned or cleansed not depending on what set arceus is using-he won't cleanse a foe even as wallceus. Really that depends on who's using him. And it should probably be water or sea or ocean over waters, too.

    Normalceus is one i've wanted to tackle for a bit and:
    Why would you stare in horror? It's YOUR arceus.
    Talking about multitype is something that doesn't happen in any other arceus overview that i've seen, and since this one doesn't actually use it, why talk about it here?
    The sentence after this...what?
    The final sentence is similarly just ugh. This goes doubly since you could end on "The God of Pokemon knows no bounds". Although it should really be 'as wallceus', too.


    Fightceus:
    Fighting-type isn't necessarily about honor so much as it is about punching people. Also not virtue, justice, etc. It can be about that and some are but honestly Fighting just seems neutral.
    How can you achieve ultimate victory with a support set? Ultimate Victory is defeating everything all at once;a support set can't do that.
    The last sentence has nothing to do with anything except Arceus is god;it should relate a bit more to FIGHTceus as opposed to just arceus itself, i'd say.

    Steelceus: You can't be clad in a piece of jewelry or an ornament, which is basically what the Iron Plate is.
    Being immune to poison-type attacks, toxic, and Toxic spikes doesn't necessarily make you ready for an extreme amount of punishment, and those two concepts aren't that related. That quality beats stallier teams, which don't dish out much punishment anyhow. Also, his exterior being impervious has NOTHING to do with Toxic, Toxic Spikes, or Poison Immunity. You could say his thick steel armor or something, and that'd be much better. Are you saying Steelceus is his full potential? Cause I don't think it is...


    I went and looked at the Arceus-Normal overview. It's just terrible. It says nothing about arceus, has nothing to do with flavor, and sounds really bad. The point of this is to revamp the overviews, and it needs it.
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    on normal arceus: that part is from the classic normal arceus overview. leave it.
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    I'm supposed to ignore the Normalceus overview, right?

    Arceus-Bug:

    <p>It is most unwise to underestimate the capabilities of Arceus in His Insect Plate, as even when in the guise of a lowly Bug-type, ravaged by Stealth Rock, He cannot be squashed! Although disbelievers might ponder the choice of such a humble forme, Bug Arceus shows all the reason, as His STAB Bug-type attacks cause even Mewtwo, Darkrai, Tyranitar, Latias, and Latios to fall. However, once His remarkable display ends, the inferiority of His forme is all but revealed. His offensive STAB is resisted by most of His Fire-, Fighting-, Flying-, Ghost-, Poison-, and Steel-type creations. He also has crippling weaknesses to Fire-, Flying-, and Rock-type attacks, which are only slightly redeemed by His resistances to Fighting-, Grass-, and Ground-type attacks. Yet do not be lulled into a sense of false security; it is undeniable that even as a humble insect, Arceus's prowess is unparalleled.</p>

    Arceus-Dark:

    <p>When the light fails, cower at the presence of His Dread Plate as the darkness obscures the stars. There will be no respite from the embodiment of primal fear, for none are immune to the terror of His STAB Dark-type attacks. Even the perceptive Latios is blinded in dismay, caught within a net of darkness where struggle is in vain. Soon stall will stand alone amidst a growing sea of shadow, struggling to hold off a boosting foe that is unassailable by status. His numerous Ghost- and Psychic-type creations will be silenced by the incoming tide; even the might of Mewtwo is quenched through the use of His support set. Although many of His creations have lost the faintest shard of hope, those that have purged their inner demons have managed to come to light. Brave warriors such as Ho-Oh, Tyranitar, and His Bug-, Fighting-, and Steel-type creations will keep the forces of Dark Arceus at bay, preserving the existence of stall. However, if you believe that the authority of light has triumphed over darkness, then you are sadly mistaken; you can no more defeat the darkness than a Sunkern can reach for the stars.</p>

    Arceus-Dragon:

    <p>Donning His mystical Draco Plate, Arceus commands the battlefield with utter regality. Reigning above all else, the authority of His Swords Dance and Calm Mind sets is simply supreme. No words can express the awe and wonder that His nearly unresisted Judgment and Outrage invoke, as they rain down upon the numerous Dragon-types that litter the Uber tier. Although the brute force of some of His draconian brethren surmounts even Him, fear not, as superior Speed and overall bulk allow Him to set up with greater ease. Even His creation Lugia, an unfaltering wall to the many Dragon-types found in Ubers, struggles to harm Him with its insignificant Ice Beams. Dragon Arceus's typing also gifts Him with useful resistances to Electric-, Fire-, Grass-, and Water-type attacks. However, it is a double-edged sword in a battlefield filled with mighty Dragon- and Ice-type attacks. Kneel in honor of your deity lest you suffer His Judgment.</p>

    Arceus-Electric:

    <p>In the midst of cataclysmic bolts of lightning and the crackling sound of thunder, Arceus in His Zap Plate shows the mortals who Zeus is. It is no bolt from the blue that His energized state is one of His most offensive formes. Wielding the jaw-dropping power of STAB Electric-type attacks, Electric Arceus hurls Thunders under rain or Thunderbolts to devastating effect. Even His mighty creations Ho-Oh, Kyogre, and Lugia slink away in terror from His malevolent storm. Yet, His resistances to Flying- and Steel-type attacks lack potential, while a weakness to the common Ground-type attacks will prove most damaging. Dialga, Ferrothorn, and Tyranitar, prevalent among His creations, require Focus Blast to be annihilated, leaving Him with either less coverage or no Recover. Still, it is most imprudent to obstruct the path of the voltaic one, or else a wicked streak of lightning will be the last thing you shall ever see.</p>

    Arceus-Fighting:

    <p>Defending the principles of honor, nobility, and integrity, Arceus inwith His Fist Plate is the eternal standard of justice. In a metagame so full of His creations, such as Darkrai, Ferrothorn, and Tyranitar, The Original One has at last come to judge them for their wrongs. Even the prevalent Dialga, the ruler of time, halts at His approach; the coverage of His virtuous STAB Fighting-type attacks is terrible to endure. Any mono-attacker utilizing Bug-, Dark-, or Rock-type attacks will flee before Fighting Arceus's arrival, for they soon realize that defeat is all but inevitable. Yet even though His fighting spirit can win many battles, He can achieve the ultimate victory with the use of a support set. His attacks ring true against His alter ego Normal Arceus. Make no mistake; only His Flying-, Ghost-, Poison-, and Psychic-type creations have the forthrightness to face Him in battle. For Arceus Himself is judge; both vengeance and salvation will be delivered on that inescapable Day of Judgment.</p>

    Arceus-Fire:

    <p>Do not anger Arceus when He sears as brightly as His Flame Plate lest you be consumed in His flaming inferno. Blazing with an offense that few formes can rival, Fire Arceus can unleash STAB Fire-type attacks to incinerate the opposition. Although His fiery creations Ho-Oh and Reshiram have dual STABs and outclass even Him in firepower, He has superior initial Speed and viable access to both Recover and Calm Mind. Yet, in the thrill of intense battle, His defense begins to suffer. Reckless in devouring attack, the completely enraged Arceus takes no heed to avoid the crippling Stealth Rock, and is thusalso left with terrible weaknesses to Water-, Ground-, and Rock-type attacks. His scorching forme is also reliant on the sun to reach the height of His fury, something quickly quenched by the sea titan Kyogre. Nevertheless, if you anger Arceus into a burning rage, His all-consuming flames will leave you as nothing more than a mere wisp of smoke in the wind.</p>

    Arceus-Flying:

    <p>Hark the hallowed voices that cry from The Original One as He descends from the heavenly Hall of Origin in a manner as holy as His Sky Plate. Soaring above the Spikes and Toxic Spikes bound to mortal lands below, Arceus pronounces His Judgment to be heard from the heavens. The Uber tier stands silent before Him, for none are immune and few are resistant to His STAB Flying-type attacks. Although His creations Ho-Oh and Shaymin-S have dual STABs and advantageous abilities to contest for the offensive supremacy of the sky, only He can viably use Calm Mind to reach heights beyond the limits of which can be seen. Yet, even Flying Arceus can fall from the heavens. A weakness to Stealth Rock proves a great obstacle for His overall well-being. Though He resists Bug-, Grass-, and Fighting-type attacks and heeds no Ground-type attack, without the purity that comes from within a Calm Mind, the saintly Arceus plummets like a falling star in face of common Electric-, Ice-, and Rock-type attacks. Cry not in despair, for when the time comes for the heavens to finally open, His Judgment shall come as swiftly as the tempest of a thousand gales.</p>

    Arceus-Ghost:

    <p>Emerging from the shadows with the eeriness of His Spooky Plate, the spirit of Arceus haunts His creations. None can truly discern His mysterious plans, for with the ability to assume almost any role, Ghost Arceus is perhaps the most versatile and unpredictable forme of them all. Horrifying can He be with His unnerving Calm Mind and Swords Dance sets, causing even Giratina, Lugia, and Latias to fall back into darkness. When taking on a more supportive role, the spectral Arceus watches ever so silently. For His intangibility renders Normal- and Fighting-type attacks all for naught; feeble and futile will the attempts be to spin against He who cannot be seen. All the same, even the elusive Ghost Arceus cannot evade all. His intangibility comes back to haunt Him, for He only resists the uncommon Bug- and Poison-type attacks in return for weaknesses to common Ghost- and Dark-type attacks. But alas, there is nothing to be feared from the darkness; it is the shadow of Arceus that is to be feared.</p>

    Arceus-Grass:

    <p>Marvel at The Creator's endless masterpiece unfathomable to human mind: His thousand arms are sent forth like the branches of His Meadow Plate. As the unwavering protector for the creations that He Himself has shaped, Grass Arceus is perhaps the most supportive forme. He can provide boundless amounts of utility, for He is not only an excellent answer to the prevalent Groudon and Kyogre but also to the fearsome might of Excadrill, Kabutops, Kingdra, Manaphy, Palkia, Rayquaza, and Zekrom. With His marvelous resistances to Electric-, Grass-, Ground-, and Water-type attacks, He can act as a brilliant defensive pivot under rain. Unfortunately, the many talents of The Creator are not reflected elsewhere. His STAB Grass-type attacks have dismal offensive coverage, which leaves Him a liability against many of the Spikers and phazers that thrive in the Uber tier. His weaknesses to Bug-, Fire-, Flying-, Ice-, and Poison-type attacks can also prove problematic. However, despite these harsh conditions, The Creator has continued to flourish as does the life He created long ago.</p>

    Arceus-Ground:

    <p>In the heart of the Sinnoh region at the peak of the highest mountain lies a power that begins to stir in the presence of His Earth Plate. The dreams of the once-idealistic Zekrom are left in shattered remains, for the power of countless defeated giants is infused within Arceus; with an immunity to Electric-type attacks, a resistance to Stealth Rock, and very good bulk, there is no finer counter than He. Although His creation Groudon has greater Defense and Drought, the imposing Ground Arceus holds the higher ground thanks to His superior overall bulk, Speed, and Recover. Indeed, the lack of Drought might prove a blessing, as it allows Him to act as an impressive offensive pivot under rain. For the very earth yields before His immense strength, Arceus can break the ground asunder Him with His Swords Dance and Calm Mind set or stand as a sturdy wall through His support set. It is true, nonetheless, that His earthly state leaves Him vulnerable to the common Water-, Ice-, and Grass-type attacks. However, these efforts are all in vain, for no elemental attack can stop His rise once it has begun.</p>

    Arceus-Ice:

    <p>Returning from the desolate wastelands of afar, Arceus shows His frigid side, His heart as cold as the Icicle Plate He bears. Being perhaps the most offensively inclined forme of them all, Ice Arceus takes no prisoners in the kill-or-be-killed world of Ubers. His STAB Ice-type attacks have excellent coverage; most Dragon-, Ground-, Flying-, and Grass-types will fall beneath His power. He benefits from not only hail but also rain and sun, a feat few formes of His can rival. Although Kyurem-W and Kyurem-B have dual STABs and drastically increased power, Ice Arceus has superior Speed, bulk, and the ability to utilize Calm Mind. However, in His frosty guise, Arceus cannot boast a strong defensive typing as a weakness to Stealth Rock limits His walling potential. His cold decision rids Him of any resistance save one to Ice and grants Him horrible weaknesses to Fighting-, Fire-, Rock-, and Steel-type attacks. Even so, if one has the misfortune to face Ice Arceus in battle, unless your body is as solid as steel or your soul as searing as the sun, you might never again feel the warmth of a new day.</p>

    Arceus-Normal:

    <p>After the pre-battle tintinnabulation is complete, please stare in pure, unadulterated awe and wondrous presentiment at what is unequivocally the best Pokemon in the entire game. His stats are unrivaled, and His versatility is unmatched. His potential remains unlimited. He has transcended beyond mere typing, for Multitype allows Him to assume any of the seventeen types that He so desires. Even then, His purest forme remains seated upon His throne. Whether wiping His creations from the fabric of existence as Extreme Killer or standing as their resolute guardian by virtue of Wallceus, the God of Pokemon knows no bounds. Dare not incur Arceus's divine wrath, or else the consequences shall be severe and merciless, and life shall become but an evanescent wisp.</p>

    Arceus-Poison:

    <p>To gaze before the virulent Arceus is to look within your inner evil, for within His repugnant Toxic Plate lies all our sins remembered. His entrance onto the battlefield is so abhorrent that all Toxic Spikes are absorbed; this act alone makes Him a remarkable supporter. The heinous Toxic, commonly used by supposedly pure Pokemon like Blissey and Chansey, is futile against a boosting Poison Arceus, for all despicable acts are useless against the collector of sins Himself. Unfortunately, our wrongs are so repulsive that His STAB Poison-type attacks are simply atrocious. Additionally, although His unusual resistances to Bug-, Grass-, Fighting-, and Poison-type attacks provide considerable defensive utility, His weaknesses to Ground- and Psychic-type attacks do not. But all too easy is it to assume Arceus is the enemy, when in reality the enemy is within you.</p>

    Arceus-Psychic:

    <p>Nothing is impossible when Arceus attaches His Mind Plate. Unlike every other forme, STAB Psyshock allows His paranormal Calm Mind set to strike special walls and Calm Mind users where they are weakest; not even Blissey or Chansey can withstand His telekinetic onslaught. Although Mewtwo, a genetic abomination born from mortals, has offenses that surpass even Him, His better bulk allows Him to set up with greater ease. In fact, Psychic Arceus can prove an extraordinary utility counter to that very same Mewtwo, for He is more than capable of repelling its obscene might. He also easily deals with Deoxys-A and His Fighting-type creations. Disappointingly, His resistances to Fighting- and Psychic-type attacks end there, for He cringes at the sight of Bug-, Dark-, and Ghost-type attacks. His STAB Psychic-type attacks are also appalling offensively, forcing Him to rely on the inaccurate Focus Blast for coverage. Regardless, the feats of The Original One are still beyond the mind, beyond imagination, beyond reality.</p>

    Arceus-Rock:

    <p>Legends tell of a Pokemon that can draw unimaginable power from the Stone Plate; it is a primordial Pokemon so pure in heart that even the magnificent Ho-Oh humbles itself before it. This Pokemon is none other than the tried-and-true Rock Arceus, who is capable of fulfilling both offensive and defensive roles alike. His strength is undisputed; STAB Rock-type attacks are incredibly solid against potent threats such as Kyurem-W, Reshiram, and Rayquaza. His Special Defense has outstanding potential; in the midst of sandstorm, even Choice Specs Draco Meteor from Kyurem-W is easily weathered. However, the most timeless of Pokemon can still show some age. Despite gaining a Special Defense boost under sandstorm, His numerous weaknesses to Water-, Ground-, Grass-, Fighting-, and Steel-type attacks are still easy to take advantage of. The frequent weather changes by Groudon and Kyogre can also be quite the nuisance. However, let it be known that Arceus knows both the beginning and the end; He is what legends are made from.</p>

    Arceus-Steel:

    <p>Clad in His Iron Plate, the shining Arceus enters the battlefield in what is perhaps His most resilient forme. Equipped with a total of eleven resistances&mdash;including Dragon&mdash;in addition to very good bulk and a resistance to Stealth Rock, Steel Arceus is ready to take an extreme amount of punishment. For His polished exterior is so impervious that Poison-type attacks, Toxic, or the presence of Toxic Spikes are rendered completely ineffective. All together, tThe armored Arceus can run a sturdy Swords Dance or Calm Mind set, boosting up with ease against even Blissey and Chansey. Unfortunately, His STAB Steel-type attacks are resisted by many of His creations, reducing His offensive capabilities. His armor also fails to protect Him from the common Fighting-, Fire-, and Ground-type attacks. However,Arceus's will is resolute, and few indeed will dare confront Him when He is at His full potential.</p>

    Arceus-Water:

    <p>Wielding both the power to create and destroy, Water Arceus, much like His Splash Plate, has many meanings. On the one hand, He much prefers rain, as the power of His STAB Water-type attacks are augmented to terrifying levels; access to both Swords Dance and Calm Mind allows Him to wash all but the strongest of His creations away. Yet, on the other hand, unlike His creations Kyogre and Manaphy, Arceus can function well under sun thanks to His excellent defensive synergy and Recover. Furthermore, He is not only capable of being an incredibly good answer to opposing Kyogre but also to the impressive might of Reshiram and Kyurem-W. Although His multifaceted forme lacks the sheer power of Kyogre and Palkia as well as the instant recovery of Manaphy, His torrential Speed dwarfs them in comparison. There are certain aspects, however, that remain as transparent as water. His weaknesses to Electric- and Grass-type attacks, most notably the common Thunder, will always prove to be an annoyance. However, much like the waters, there is no knowing what Arceus can do; you can either be cleansed in spirit or drowned under waters without end.</p>

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