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Regice (BW2 Update)

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    [Overview]
    • Generally known for BoltBeam combo and a massive Special Defense, making it a nearly perfect special wall.
    • Because of its amazing bulk, a RestTalk set could be utilized, as well as a supporting set with Thunder Wave to cripple strong special attackers and sweepers, such as Charizard and Gorebyss.
    • Pretty good Special Attack that can be taken advantage of.
    • However, it has a bad defensive typing in Ice, vulnerable to all entry hazards (specifically Stealth Rock) and doesn't have a reliable source of recovery, making it easy to wear down.
    • No resistances besides Ice-type.
    • With all the powerful physical attackers such as Primeape, Sawk, and Kangaskhan running amok in the NU tier, Regice finds itself vulnerable to their attacks.
    • Despite all of this, Regice can still be an excellent ally to the team if handled correctly.

    [SET]
    name: Offensive Tank
    move 1: Rest
    move 2: Sleep Talk
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Thunder Wave
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Clear Body
    nature: Modest
    evs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • Regice's great overall bulk is displayed in this set.
    • It doesn't exactly fit the role of a support Pokemon, but with its perfect coverage and recovery option in Rest, it makes for a great offensive tank.
    • Rest is Regice's only recovery move; while its unreliable at times, it can help in a pinch.
    • RestTalk allows it to check the threats it truly needs to while lasting longer. The problem with RestTalk is that it is much easier to switch into, and must rely on the luck of Sleep Talk to inflict damage.
    • The final two moveslots has the famous BoltBeam combination, hitting almost every Pokemon for neutral damage. Ice Beam is also Regice's STAB move. However, if crippling fast threats are preferred over coverage, Thunder Wave can be used over Thunderbolt.

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • Leftovers is the ideal item for extended longevity.
    • However, Chesto Berry can be used to wake up Regice in a pinch. The problem with Chesto Berry is that it only wakes Reguce from sleep once. Once the Chesto Berry has been eaten and Rest is used a second time, Regice is rendered useless for three turns, allowing setup Pokemon to capture the opportunity to strike.
    • 248 HP EVs are so that Regice can come in four times with SR on the field, and 252 SpA EVs maximize Regice's damage output with BoltBeam; Modest enhances its SpA.
    • Clear Body - not the most useful ability, but is the only one that Regice can use.
    • A more specially defense EV spread could be used to allow Regice to tank special hits better, but with its enormous base 200 SpD, it's hardly needed.
    • Not many move options left for Regice in this set; Focus Blast can be used instead of Rest (forgoing Sleep Talk and Chesto Berry as well) to hit Pokemon such as Lickilikcy and Probopass harder; it's not recommended, as that source of recovery is what keeps Regice alive for so long.
    • Entry hazards seriously wear Regice down, even with Rest, so Rapid Spin support is appreciated. Wartortle is a great spinner, as it has good defensive synergy with Regice.
    • If you'd want Regice to wake up sooner, Heal Bell support is recommended; Lickilicky, Flareon, and Musharna are great options for partners in this department, as they all have great bulk to tank hits alongside Regice; the former two can even offer Wish support when Regice truly needs it and can't get Rest up.
    • Since Regice's Defense is usually targeted, a physically defensive Pokemon, specifically Alomomola and Tangela, are great partners. The former can offer Wish, and the latter can offers Leech Seed; Regice appreciates all the recovery it can muster.
    • Samurott and Seismitoad has good synergy with Regice; they can take hits for each other and attack each others weaknesses well.
    • Sawk and Gurdurr can punch through either set quite well; Midreavus and Garbodor are great partners to handle them, along with other Fighting-types.
    • Pokemon that benefit from T-Wave (if used), such as Braviary and CB Sawk, can make great partners; they can attack the crippled opponent much easier without fear of being outsped.

    [SET]
    name: Rock Polish
    move 1: Rock Polish
    move 2: Ice Beam
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Focus Blast
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Clear Body
    nature: Modest
    evs: 32 HP / 252 SpA / 224 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    • Regice's Speed is the only thing holding it back from performing a sweep; Rock Polish fixes that.
    • With Rock Polish and its decent Special Attack, Regice stands as a bulky sweeper who can inflict decent damage and take a hit in the process.
    • Its perfect coverage with its three attacking moves allow it to hit every Pokemom in NU for neutral damage at the least.
    • Works best as a late-game sweeper, as it doesn't quite have the offensive presence to attack bulky Pokemon mid or early-game.
    • Rock Polish is what makes the magic happens; at +2, Regice can outspeed positive-natured base 125 Pokemon or below, which is astounding.
    • BoltBeam combo - Ice Beam is Regice's STAB, and Thunderbolt creates that perfect coverage.
    • Focus Blast is the final coverage move, as it hits Rock- and Steel-types, such as Probopass, for a larger amount of damage.

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    • Maxed out Special Attack to give Regice as much offensive potential as possible; 32 HP EVs gives Regice 309 HP, meaning it'll take 30 damage / turn instead of 31. The Speed EVs also allows it to outrun Swellow after a boost, with a little extra bulk.
    • Life Orb and a Modest nature maximizes its power.
    • Clear Body - only ability it can use; not the most useful, however.
    • Leftovers can be used over LO; the lack of power makes Regice not so effective as a sweeper, however.
    • Not many other move selections to choose from that provides additional coverage to Regice.
    • Entry hazard support - since Regice is a late-game sweeper, having Pokemon weakened will benefit it, since some Pokemon (Samurott, Sawk) can only be KOed with entry hazard damage. Roselia, while sharing a Fire-type weakness with Regice, can take the physical Fighting-type attacks well that Regice can't stand, and set Spikes. Golurk can check Fighting-types (Sawk) as well and set SR.
    • Rapid Spin support is usually wanted for Regice; with residual damage, Regice can be revenge killed much easier, so coming in with high HP is recommended. Wartortle is a good option, as it can take the Fire-type attacks, and has good defensive synergy with Regice.
    • Opposing Regice (not Rock Polish set) can create issues for Regice, as it can paralyze Regice, rendering Rock Polish useless. Because of this, Fighting-types, namely Gurdurr (as it doesn't mind T-Wave), can demolish opposing Regice.
    • U-turn or Volt Switch support is appreciated, as it gets Regice on the field safely. Pokemon such as Swellow, Braviary, and Eelektross are good options, as the former two can deal with bulky Pokemon Regice can't scar, such as Musharna, while the latter has Coil to raise its Defense, making it a good back-up against physically offensive Pokemon Regice has issues with.
    • If Regice gets paralyzed, its chances of sweeping are crippled; Heal Bell support from Pokemon such as Flareon, Lickilicky, and Miltank are appreciated—Wish support from the former is a bonus.

    [Other Options]
    • Choice Specs can be used to enhance Regice's offensive presence. However, Regice would be switching quite often when locked into an attack, and considering its weakness to all three entry hazards, it isn't the greatest idea.
    • Charge Beam - also a good way to raise Regice's Special Attack in hopes to wallbreak. However, Regice is a slow Pokemon, and it would be difficult finding a moveslot for Charge Beam.
    • Curse - great way to compensate for Regice's less-than-par Defense, but Regice's Attack isn't something worth enhancing, and its physically offensive move selection is quite disappointing.
    • Toxic - great at crippling bulky Pokemon that Regice has difficulties getting past, such as Piloswine and Eelektross.

    [Checks and Counters]
    • Since Regice doesn't really have a reliable source of recovery, slowing wearing it down with entry hazards are the best move (specifically Stealth Rock). Piloswine, Regirock, and other entry hazard leads (perferably ones with Sturdy; Gigalith and Golem) can get SR and even attack Regice with their SE Rock-type moves.
    • Physical attackers; Sawk, Gurdurr, Kangaskhan, and the aforementioned Rock-types are prime examples of Pokemon who can aim for Regice's weaker Defense.
    • Because of Thunder Wave, many Pokemon find it difficult to defeat Regice. Bulky Pokemon who can heal off paralysis, such as Lickilicky, Flareon, and Miltank, can take Regice's attacks and relatiate back.
    • The best way of defeating Regice is to aim for its Defense with physical attackers and Pokemon that can both take a hit and brush off Thunder Wave; Regice can easily be worn down and weakened at that point.

    [Unreleased]
    • Ice Body - however, with Snow Warning banned and few Pokemon utilize the move Hail in NU, it wouldn't have been of much use, anyways.


    [Overview]

    <p>Regice's main objective hasn't changed throughout the generations; it mainly functions as a special wall because of its enormous base 200 Special Defense, standing high above the competition. However, it must usually rely on the RestTalk strategy for recovery, which can hinder its defensive capabilities. Regice is also well-known for its BoltBeam combination, which gives it nearly perfect coverage. Regice can also play the role of a setup sweeper, with Rock Polish raising its Speed to astonishing heights. Despite its horrible defensive typing and Stealth Rock weakness, Regice can perform well in whatever role it has been assigned.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive Tank
    move 1: Rest
    move 2: Sleep Talk
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Thunder Wave
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Clear Body
    nature: Modest
    evs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Regice's amazing special bulk and acceptable base 100 Special Attack are combined to form an offensive tank set. It doesn't exactly fit the role of a support Pokemon, but with its near-perfect coverage and a recovery option in Rest, it makes for a great balanced Pokemon. Rest is Regice's only recovery move, healing it in a pinch. Sleep Talk provides the second half of the RestTalk strategy, which allows Regice to check threats it needs to while maintaining its longevity. One notable issue with RestTalk is that it is much easier to switch into, and must rely on the luck of Sleep Talk to inflict damage. The final two moveslots give Regice the famous BoltBeam combination, which hits almost every Pokemon for neutral damage. However, if the ability to cripple fast threats is preferred over coverage, Thunder Wave can be used over Thunderbolt in the fourth moveslot.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Leftovers is the ideal item for this set for extended longevity. However, a Chesto Berry can be used to wake up Regice from Rest. What makes Chesto Berry a situational choice is that it only wakes Regice from sleep once; after the Chesto Berry has been eaten and Rest is used a second time, Regice is forced to rely on Sleep Talk in order to avoid becoming setup fodder. 248 HP EVs are so that Regice can come in four times with Stealth Rock on the field. 252 Special Attack EVs with a Modest nature maximizes Regice's damage output when using its special attacks. An EV spread focusing on Special Defense can be used to allow Regice to tank special hits much easier, but with its huge base 200 Special Defense, it's rarely needed. Toxic can be used in this set, as it's great at crippling bulky Pokemon that Regice has difficulties getting past, such as Piloswine and Eelektross. Focus Blast can be used instead of Rest&mdash;forgoing Sleep Talk and Chesto Berry as well&mdash;to hit Pokemon such as Lickilicky and Probopass harder; however, it's not recommended, as Rest's recovery allows Regice to last longer in the match.</p>

    <p>Entry hazards, especially Stealth Rock, can easily wear Regice down. Because of this, Rapid Spin support is appreciated. Wartortle is a great spinner, as it has good defensive synergy with Regice. If you want Regice to wake up from Rest sooner, Heal Bell support is recommended; Lickilicky, Flareon, and Musharna are great options in this department, as they all have great bulk to tank hits alongside Regice; the first two can even offer Wish support when Rest's sleep effect is unwanted. Because foes usually opt to target Regice's Defense, physically defensive Pokemon such as Alomomola and Tangela are great partners. The former can offer Wish and the latter offers Leech Seed; Regice appreciates all the recovery it can get. Samurott and Seismitoad have good synergy with Regice, as they deal with each others weaknesses quite well. Sawk and Gurdurr can punch through either set easily; Misdreavus and Garbodor are great partners to handle not only them, but other Fighting-types as well. Finally, Pokemon that benefit from Thunder Wave (if used), such as Braviary and Choice Band Sawk, make great partners, as they can freely attack the crippled opponent without fear of being outsped.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Rock Polish
    move 1: Rock Polish
    move 2: Ice Beam
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Focus Blast
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Clear Body
    nature: Modest
    evs: 32 HP / 252 SpA / 224 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Regice's Speed is the only thing holding it back from performing a sweep against other teams; Rock Polish fixes that. With access to Rock Polish, great overall bulk, and a decent Special Attack, Regice stands as a bulky sweeper that can inflict damage and take a hit in the process. Regice has perfect coverage with its three attacking moves, allowing it to hit every Pokemon in NU for neutral damage. It works best as a late-game sweeper, as it doesn't quite have the offensive presence to KO bulky Pokemon early- or mid-game. Rock Polish is what makes the magic happen in this set; at +2, Regice can outspeed positive-natured base 125 Pokemon or below, such as Swellow, Scolipede, and Floatzel, which is mind-blowing. Regice wields a BoltBeam combination in this set as well; Ice Beam is Regice's STAB, and when paired with Thunderbolt, it gives Regice a nearly perfect coverage. Focus Blast is the final coverage move, as it hits Pokemon such as Probopass, Rotom-F, and Piloswine for more damage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Regice has 252 EVs in Special Attack, a Life Orb, and a Modest nature to give it as much offensive potential as possible. 32 HP EVs give Regice 309 HP, meaning it'll take 30 damage from Life Orb recoil instead of 31. The Speed EVs allow it to outrun Swellow at +2. Leftovers can be used over Life Orb for consistent healing, but the lack of power makes Regice less effective as a sweeper. There aren't any viable alternative move selections for this set.</p>

    <p>Entry hazard users are appreciated alongside Regice with this set; because Regice is a late-game sweeper, having Pokemon weakened will benefit it, since some Pokemon, specifically Samurott and Sawk, can only be KOed with entry hazard damage. Roselia, while sharing a Fire-type weakness with Regice, can take the physical Fighting-type attacks that Regice can't stand and lay down Spikes. Golurk can check Fighting-types for Regice and set up Stealth Rock. Rapid Spin support is recommended, as Regice is revenge killed more easily after taking residual damage. Wartortle is a good option, as it can take the Fire-type attacks aimed at Regice while having good defensive synergy. U-turn or Volt Switch support is appreciated, as it gets Regice on the field safely. Pokemon such as Swellow, Braviary, and Eelektross are good options, as the former two can deal with bulky Pokemon Regice can't beat, such as Musharna, while the latter has Coil to raise its Defense, making it good backup against physically offensive Pokemon Regice has issues with. If Regice gets paralyzed, its chances of sweeping are ruined. Heal Bell support from Pokemon such as Flareon, Lickilicky, and Miltank is appreciated; Flareon and Lickilicky can also offer Wish support. Ironically, opposing Regice with Thunder Wave can paralyze Regice, rendering Rock Polish useless. Fighting-types such as Gurdurr can demolish opposing Regice.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>A Choice Specs set can be used to further enhance Regice's offensive presence. However, Regice would be switching quite often when locked into an attack, and considering that its vulnerable to all three forms of entry hazards, it wouldn't be successful. Charge Beam is also a good way to raise Regice's Special Attack in hopes of Regice achieving the role of a wallbreaker. However, Regice is a slow Pokemon, and it is difficult to find moveslot for Charge Beam. Psych Up and Frost Breath are plausible options to beat Calm Mind sweepers. Icy Wind is viable as well, having similar effects as Thunder Wave but acting as a STAB move. Curse is great way to compensate for Regice's saddening Defense, but Regice's Attack isn't something worth enhancing, and its physically offensive movepool is quite disappointing.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Regice doesn't have a reliable source of recovery, so slowly wearing it down with entry hazards is your best bet. Piloswine, Regirock, and other entry hazard leads can get Stealth Rock on the field and even attack Regice with their powerful STAB moves. Physical attackers, such as Sawk, Gurdurr, Kangaskhan, and the aforementioned Rock-types, are prime examples of Pokemon that can aim for Regice's weaker Defense; however, these Pokemon are crippled by Thunder Wave, which makes Regice harder to defeat. Specially defensive Camerupt can take anything Regice throws at it, set up Stealth Rock, and Roar it away. Throh can take Regice's attacks well, use Circle Throw, and isn't crippled by Thunder Wave because of Guts. Bulky Pokemon that can heal themselves of paralysis, such as Lickilicky, Flareon, and Miltank, can avoid being crippled and attack Regice. The best way of defeating Regice is to target its Defense using physical attackers and Pokemon that can both take a hit and brush off Thunder Wave; Regice can easily be weakened at that point.</p>

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Ice Body would be a great ability to use in hail, as it would provide consistent healing. However, with no Pokemon with Snow Warning in the tier and an extremely small number that can utilize the move Hail effectively, it won't be of much use to Regice in NU.</p>
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    This analysis is now ready to be looked at by QC! One major change that I had from the original analysis was combine the first two sets together, as they only had 1 move and item difference. I did my best to emphasize the difference between them, however, so if I could input on that, it would be appreciated. :3
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    Add in Alomomola with Tangela in terms of physically defensive teamamtes, since it appreciates those bulky Wishes, while Regice can tank the specially based Electric and Grass attacks that the big fish hates. Roselia and Golurk aren't exactly the most reliable checks/counters to Sawk and Gurdurr, so perhaps Misdreavus and Garbodor are more useful mentions. In the first set's set comments:
    I hope you meant that using Rest again after the Chesto Berry has been already eaten means it is rendered useless for 3 turns.
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    Thank you, WhiteDMist, added Alomomola. And yeah, I meant what you meant, it was bad wording ^^;
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    Talked it over with QC, the main set should be:

    Regice @ Leftovers
    248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 Spe (not SpDef)
    -Rest
    -Sleep Talk
    -Ice Beam
    -Thunderbolt / Thunder Wave

    Regice needs to be alive in order to be effective, and having Chesto Rest doesn't really accomplish that. Chesto Berry should be in AC.

    Change it and I'll stamp!
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    evs: 32 HP / 252 SpA / 224 Spe
    this should be the EV spread on Rock Polish. It gives you 309 HP, meaning you take 30 damage / turn instead of 31. It also allows you to outrun Swellow after a boost, with a little extra bulk.

    Also Rose cant take physical fighting attacks at all, its very frail on the physical side. This is a good skeleton though, i have no problems stamping it when you cover what me and tennis said
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    Thank you, Raseri and tennisace. I have implemented both of your changes :]
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    Thank you, tennisace. Added the stamp in. :) One more to be written!
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    Thank you, Raseri. I'll have this written out after Dunspare and Phione are finished. :)
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    My apologies for double posting, but I have written out this analysis; it's ready for a final look from QC! :)
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    The first sentence in the overview is fluff. You should also mention there that it relies on RestTalk for recovery, which can hinder its defensive capabilities. Psych Up and Frost Breath can go in OO to beat Calm Mind sweepers, and Icy Wind can go there too for being similar to TWave while still inflicting damage. Specially Defensive Camerupt can go in CC since it can take anything Regice throws at it, set up Rocks, and Roar it away. Throh can be placed there too since it can take hits, Circle Throw, and has Guts. Toxic also should get a mention in the AC of the tank set.

    You can just combine that because Thunder Wave really only cripples these offensive threats. They can still win 1-on-1, but overall are weakened.

    Back to this again. Since you mention this before you mention other options over Sleep Talk, I suggest saying something along the lines of "Regice is forced to rely on Sleep Talk in order to avoid becoming setup fodder" instead since it also condenses both of these sentences.

    Do all of this and

    [qc]3/3[/qc]
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    Thank you, WhiteDMist (Congratz on QC team!) This is ready for GP team! :)
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    [Overview]

    <p>Regice's main objective hasn't changed throughout generations; it mainly functions as a special wall because of its enormous base 200 Special Defense, standing high above the competition. However, it must usually rely on the RestTalk strategy for recovery, which can hinder its defensive capabilities. Regice is also well-known for its BoltBeam combination, hitting every Pokemon for giving it nearly perfect coverage. I changed this because it made it sound like perfect coverage was something a single, specific pokemon does to another single, specific pokemon, rather than a attribute of a pokemon when it can hit everything for neutral coverage. Regice can also play the role of a setup sweeper with Rock Polish, raising its Speed to astounishing astonishing heights. astounding + astonishing :] Despite its horrible defensive typing and Stealth Rock weakness, Regice will perform well in whatever role it has been is assigned.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive Tank
    move 1: Rest
    move 2: Sleep Talk
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Thunder Wave
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Clear Body
    nature: Modest
    evs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Regice's amazing special bulk and acceptable base 100 Special Attack is combined are both utilized to form an offensive tank set. It doesn't exactly fit the role of a support Pokemon, but with its near-perfect coverage and a recovery option in Rest, it makes for a great balanced Pokemon. Rest is Regice's only recovery move, healing it in a pinch. Sleep Talk created the RestTalk strategy, which allows Regice to check threats it needs to while maintaining its longevity. One notable issue with RestTalk is that it is much easier to switch into, and must rely on the luck of Sleep Talk to inflict damage. The final two moveslots has the famous BoltBeam combination, hitting almost every Pokemon for neutral damage. Ice Beam is also Regice's STAB move. However, if crippling fast threats is preferred over coverage, Thunder Wave can be used over Thunderbolt in the fourth moveslot.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Leftovers is the ideal item for this set for extended longevity. However, Chesto Berry can be used to wake up Regice from Rest. What makes Chesto Berry a situational choice is that it only wakes Reguice from sleep once; after the Chesto Berry has been eaten and Rest is used a second time, Regice is forced to rely on Sleep Talk in order to avoid becoming setup fodder. 248 HP EVs are so that Regice can come in four times with Stealth Rock on the field. 252 Special Attack EVs with a Modest nature maximizes Regice's damage output when using its special attacks. An EV spread focusing on Special Defense can be used to allow Regice to tank special hits much easier, but with its huge base 200 Special Defense, it's rarely needed. Toxic can be used in this set as it's great at crippling bulky Pokemon that Regice has difficulties getting past, such as Piloswine and Eelektross. Focus Blast can be used instead of Rest&mdash;forgoing Sleep Talk and Chesto Berry as well&mdash;to hit Pokemon such as Lickilikcy and Probopass harder; however, it's not recommended, as Rest's recovery allows Regice to last longer in the match.</p>

    <p>Entry hazards, specifically Stealth Rock, can easily wear Regice down. Because of this, Rapid Spin support is appreciated. Wartortle is a great spinner, as it has good defensive synergy with Regice. If you want Regice to wake up from Rest sooner, Heal Bell support is recommended; Lickilicky, Flareon, and Musharna are great options for partners in this department, as they all have great bulk to tank hits alongside Regice; the former first two can even offer Wish support when Rest's sleep effect is unwanted. Former and latter can only be used when comparing two things. Because Regice's Defense is usually targeted, a physically defensive Pokemon, such as Alomomola and Tangela, are great partners. The former can offer Wish, and the latter offers Leech Seed; Regice appreciates all the recovery it can get. Samurott and Seismitoad has have good synergy with Regice, dealing with each others weaknesses quite well. Sawk and Gurdurr can punch through either set easily; Midreavus and Garbodor are great partners to handle not only them, but other Fighting-types as well. Finally, Pokemon that benefit from Thunder Wave (if used), such as Braviary and Choice Band Sawk, make great partners, as they can freely attack the crippled opponent without fear of being outsped.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Rock Polish
    move 1: Rock Polish
    move 2: Ice Beam
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Focus Blast
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Clear Body
    nature: Modest
    evs: 32 HP / 252 SpA / 224 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Regice's Speed is the only thing holding it back from performing a sweep against other teams; Rock Polish fixes that. With access to Rock Polish, great overall bulk, and a decent Special Attack stat, Regice stands as a bulky sweeper who can inflict damage and take a hit in the process. Regice has perfect coverage with its three attacking moves, allowing it to hit every Pokemom in NU for neutral damage. It works best as a late-game sweeper, as it doesn't quite have the offensive presence to KO bulky Pokemon early- or mid-game. Rock Polish is what makes the magic happen in this set; at +2, Regice can outspeed positive-natured base 125 Pokemon or below, which is mind-blowing. Regice wields a BoltBeam combination in this set as well; Ice Beam is Regice's STAB, and along with Thunderbolt and Focus Blast creates achieves thatthe aforementioned perfect coverage. Focus Blast is the final coverage move, as it hits Rock- and Steel-types, such as Probopass, for a larger amount of damage, and hits Piloswine, Rotom-F, and Chinchou, rounding off the perfect coverage..</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Regice has 252 EVs in Special Attack, a Life Orb, and a Modest nature to give it as much offensive potential as possible. 32 HP EVs gives Regice 309 HP, meaning it'll take 30 damage from Life Orb recoil instead of 31. The Speed EVs allows it to outrun Swellow at +2. Leftovers can be used over Life Orb for consistent healing; the lack of power makes Regice less effective as a sweeper, however. There there aren't any alternative move selections for this set.</p>

    <p>Entry hazard users are appreciated alongside Regice with this set; because Regice is a late-game sweeper, having Pokemon weakened will benefit it, since some Pokemon, specifically Samurott and Sawk, can only be KOed with entry hazard damage. Roselia, while sharing a Fire-type weakness with Regice, can take the physical Fighting-type attacks well that Regice can't stand and lay down Spikes. Golurk can check Fighting-types for Regice and set up Stealth Rock. Rapid Spin support is usually wanted for Regice; with residual damage, Regice can be revenge killed much easier. Wartortle is a good option, as it can take the Fire-type attacks aimed at Regice while having good defensive synergy with Regice. Opposing Regice with Thunder Wave can paralyze Regice, rendering Rock Polish useless. Because of this, Fighting-types such as Gurdurr can demolish opposing Regice. U-turn or Volt Switch support is appreciated, as it gets Regice on the field safely. Pokemon such as Swellow, Braviary, and Eelektross are good options, as the former first two can deal with bulky Pokemon Regice can't scar, such as Musharna, while the latter has Coil to raise its Defense, making it a good back-up against physically offensive Pokemon Regice has issues with. If Regice gets paralyzed, its chances of sweeping are ruined. Heal Bell support from Pokemon such as Flareon, Lickilicky, and Miltank are appreciated; Flareon and Lickilicky can also offer Wish support.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>A Choice Specs set can be used to further enhance Regice's offensive presence. However, Regice would be switching quite often when locked into an attack, and considering that its vulnerable to all three forms of entry hazards, it wouldn't be successful. Charge Beam is also a good way to raise Regice's Special Attack in hopes for of Regice to be become becoming a wallbreaker. However, Regice is a slow Pokemon, and it would be difficult finding a moveslot for Charge Beam. Psych Up and Frost Breath are plausible options to beat Calm Mind sweepers. Icy Wind is viable as well, having similiar effects as Thunder Wave but acting as a STAB move. Curse is great way to compensate for Regice's less-than-par below par Defense, but Regice's Attack isn't something worth enhancing, and its physically offensive movepool selection is quite disappointing.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Regice doesn't have a reliable source of recovery, so slowly wearing it down with entry hazards is your best bet. Piloswine, Regirock, and other entry hazard leads can get Stealth Rock on the field and even attack Regice with their powerful STAB moves. Physical attackers, such as Sawk, Gurdurr, Kangaskhan, and the aforementioned Rock-types, are prime examples of Pokemon who can aim for Regice's weaker Defense; however, these Pokemon are crippled by Thunder Wave, making Regice harder to defeat. Specially defensive Camerupt can take anything Regice throws at it, set up Stealth Rocks, and Roar it from the field. Throh can take Regice's attacks well, use Circle Throw, and isn't crippled by Thunder Wave because of Guts. Bulky Pokemon who can heal themselves of paralysis, such as Lickilicky, Flareon, and Miltank, can avoid being crippled and attack Regice. The best way of defeating Regice is to aim for its Defense with physical attackers and Pokemon that can both take a hit and brush off Thunder Wave; Regice can easily be weakened at that point.</p>

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Ice Body would be a great ability to use in hail, as it would provide consistent healing. However, with Snow Warning banned from the tier and a small amount of Pokemon who can utilize the move Hail, it wouldn't have been won't be of much use to Regice.</p>


    EDIT: I changed the issues with the near-perfect and perfect coverage. Governess, feel free to write something else in those parts that I really had to change around, as long as it is clear that BoltBeam is near-perfect coverage, while BoltBeam + Focus Blast is indeed perfect coverage.
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    Piloswine, Rotom-Frost, and Chinchou are all not very effective against BoltBeam, so you may want to add that in to the Overview.
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    ^ you probably want to leave out Chinchou because it's pretty much non-existant.

    IMO just saying it has near-perfect coverage is fine
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    Thank you, GCSChris; I implemented the check :) If an official GP can get around to this, it would be much appreciated.
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    Thank you, sirndpt, I implemented the check. It only needs one more to go on-site. :3
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    [lolhide][Overview]

    <p>Regice's main objective hasn't changed throughout the generations; it mainly functions as a special wall because of its enormous base 200 Special Defense, standing high above the competition. However, it must usually rely on the RestTalk strategy for recovery, which can hinder its defensive capabilities. Regice is also well-known for its BoltBeam combination, which gives it nearly perfect coverage. Regice can also play the role of a setup sweeper, with Rock Polish raising its Speed to astonishing heights. Despite its horrible defensive typing and Stealth Rock weakness, Regice will can perform well in whatever role it has been assigned.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive Tank
    move 1: Rest
    move 2: Sleep Talk
    move 3: Ice Beam
    move 4: Thunderbolt / Thunder Wave
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Clear Body
    nature: Modest
    evs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Regice's amazing special bulk and acceptable base 100 Special Attack are combined to form an offensive tank set. It doesn't exactly fit the role of a support Pokemon, but with its near-perfect coverage and a recovery option in Rest, it makes for a great balanced Pokemon. Rest is Regice's only recovery move, healing it in a pinch. Sleep Talk provides the second half of the RestTalk strategy, which allows Regice to check threats it needs to while maintaining its longevity. One notable issue with RestTalk is that it is much easier to switch into, and must rely on the luck of Sleep Talk to inflict damage. The final two moveslots give Regice the famous BoltBeam combination, which hits almost every Pokemon for neutral damage. Ice Beam is also Regice's STAB move. However, if the ability to cripple fast threats is preferred over coverage, Thunder Wave can be used over Thunderbolt in the fourth moveslot.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Leftovers is the ideal item for this set for extended longevity. However, a Chesto Berry can be used to wake up Regice from Rest. What makes Chesto Berry a situational choice is that it only wakes Regice from sleep once; after the Chesto Berry has been eaten and Rest is used a second time, Regice is forced to rely on Sleep Talk in order to avoid becoming setup fodder. 248 HP EVs are so that Regice can come in four times with Stealth Rock on the field. 252 Special Attack EVs with a Modest nature maximizes Regice's damage output when using its special attacks. An EV spread focusing on Special Defense can be used to allow Regice to tank special hits much easier, but with its huge base 200 Special Defense, it's rarely needed. Toxic can be used in this set, (AC) as it's great at crippling bulky Pokemon that Regice has difficulties getting past, such as Piloswine and Eelektross. Focus Blast can be used instead of Rest&mdash;forgoing Sleep Talk and Chesto Berry as well&mdash;to hit Pokemon such as Lickilicky and Probopass harder; however, it's not recommended, as Rest's recovery allows Regice to last longer in the match.</p>

    <p>Entry hazards, specifically especially Stealth Rock, can easily wear Regice down. Because of this, Rapid Spin support is appreciated. Wartortle is a great spinner, as it has good defensive synergy with Regice. If you want Regice to wake up from Rest sooner, Heal Bell support is recommended; Lickilicky, Flareon, and Musharna are great options for partners in this department, as they all have great bulk to tank hits alongside Regice; the first two can even offer Wish support when Rest's sleep effect is unwanted. Because foes usually opt to target Regice's Defense, physically defensive Pokemon such as Alomomola and Tangela are great partners. The former can offer Wish, (RC) and the latter offers Leech Seed; Regice appreciates all the recovery it can get. Samurott and Seismitoad have good synergy with Regice, as they deal with each others weaknesses quite well. Sawk and Gurdurr can punch through either set easily; Misdreavus and Garbodor are great partners to handle not only them, but other Fighting-types as well. Finally, Pokemon that benefit from Thunder Wave (if used), such as Braviary and Choice Band Sawk, make great partners, as they can freely attack the crippled opponent without fear of being outsped.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Rock Polish
    move 1: Rock Polish
    move 2: Ice Beam
    move 3: Thunderbolt
    move 4: Focus Blast
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Clear Body
    nature: Modest
    evs: 32 HP / 252 SpA / 224 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Regice's Speed is the only thing holding it back from performing a sweep against other teams; Rock Polish fixes that. With access to Rock Polish, great overall bulk, and a decent Special Attack stat, Regice stands as a bulky sweeper who that can inflict damage and take a hit in the process. Regice has perfect coverage with its three attacking moves, allowing it to hit every Pokemon in NU for neutral damage. It works best as a late-game sweeper, as it doesn't quite have the offensive presence to KO bulky Pokemon early- or mid-game. Rock Polish is what makes the magic happen in this set; at +2, Regice can outspeed positive-natured base 125 Pokemon or below, such as Swellow, Scolipede, and Floatzel, which is mind-blowing. Regice wields a BoltBeam combination in this set as well; Ice Beam is Regice's STAB, and when paired with Thunderbolt, it gives Regice a nearly perfect coverage. Focus Blast is the final coverage move, as it hits Pokemon such as Probopass, Rotom-F, and Piloswine for more damage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Regice has 252 EVs in Special Attack, a Life Orb, and a Modest nature to give it as much offensive potential as possible. 32 HP EVs give Regice 309 HP, meaning it'll take 30 damage from Life Orb recoil instead of 31. The Speed EVs allow it to outrun Swellow at +2. Leftovers can be used over Life Orb for consistent healing,but the lack of power makes Regice less effective as a sweeper, however. There aren't any viable alternative move selections for this set.</p>

    <p>Entry hazard users are appreciated alongside Regice with this set; because Regice is a late-game sweeper, having Pokemon weakened will benefit it, since some Pokemon, specifically Samurott and Sawk, can only be KOed with entry hazard damage. Roselia, while sharing a Fire-type weakness with Regice, can take the physical Fighting-type attacks that Regice can't stand and lay down Spikes. Golurk can check Fighting-types for Regice and set up Stealth Rock. Rapid Spin support is recommended, as Regice is revenge killed more easily after taking residual damage. Wartortle is a good option, as it can take the Fire-type attacks aimed at Regice while having good defensive synergy with Regice. U-turn or Volt Switch support is appreciated, as it gets Regice on the field safely. Pokemon such as Swellow, Braviary, and Eelektross are good options, as the former two can deal with bulky Pokemon Regice can't beat, such as Musharna, while the latter has Coil to raise its Defense, making it a good backup against physically offensive Pokemon Regice has issues with. If Regice gets paralyzed, its chances of sweeping are ruined. Heal Bell support from Pokemon such as Flareon, Lickilicky, and Miltank are is appreciated; Flareon and Lickilicky can also offer Wish support. Ironically, opposing Regice with Thunder Wave can paralyze Regice, rendering Rock Polish useless. Fighting-types such as Gurdurr can demolish opposing Regice.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>A Choice Specs set can be used to further enhance Regice's offensive presence. However, Regice would be switching quite often when locked into an attack, and considering that its vulnerable to all three forms of entry hazards, it wouldn't be successful. Charge Beam is also a good way to raise Regice's Special Attack in hopes of Regice achieving the role of a wallbreaker. However, Regice is a slow Pokemon, and it is difficult to find moveslot for Charge Beam. Psych Up and Frost Breath are plausible options to beat Calm Mind sweepers. Icy Wind is viable as well, having similar effects as Thunder Wave but acting as a STAB move. Curse is great way to compensate for Regice's saddening Defense, but Regice's Attack isn't something worth enhancing, and its physically offensive movepool is quite disappointing.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Regice doesn't have a reliable source of recovery, so slowly wearing it down with entry hazards is your best bet. Piloswine, Regirock, and other entry hazard leads can get Stealth Rock on the field and even attack Regice with their powerful STAB moves. Physical attackers, such as Sawk, Gurdurr, Kangaskhan, and the aforementioned Rock-types, are prime examples of Pokemon who that can aim for Regice's weaker Defense; however, these Pokemon are crippled by Thunder Wave, which makes Regice harder to defeat. Specially defensive Camerupt can take anything Regice throws at it, set up Stealth Rock, and Roar it away from the field. Throh can take Regice's attacks well, use Circle Throw, and isn't crippled by Thunder Wave because of Guts. Bulky Pokemon who that can heal themselves of paralysis, such as Lickilicky, Flareon, and Miltank, can avoid being crippled and attack Regice. The best way of defeating Regice is to target its Defense using physical attackers and Pokemon that can both take a hit and brush off Thunder Wave; Regice can easily be weakened at that point.</p>

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Ice Body would be a great ability to use in hail, as it would provide consistent healing. However, with Snow Warning banned from the tier and the small number of Pokemon who that can utilize the move Hail, it won't be of much use to Regice in NU.</p> [/lolhide]

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    Thank you, Gato. If there is nothing else that needs to be done, this is ready to go on-site! :)
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    Just one small thing.


    Unless I missed a suspect test, I'm pretty sure there's no hail in NU because Snover went RU.
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    Thank you for catching that, melvni. I made the change in that section.
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