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Regirock Update [GP 2/2]

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by sandshrewz, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. sandshrewz

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    Regirockkkkk

    [Overview]

    <p>Regirock sports an amazingly high base 200 Defense, backed by an acceptable base 80 HP. It can take on some of the strongest physical attacks, even weaker super effective ones. Additionally, Regirock can make do with its base 100 Special Defense with EV investment while still maintaining most of its physical bulk. Rock is not an excellent defensive typing as it's weak to many common attacking types, such as Ground, Water, Grass, and Fighting; nonetheless, it grants Regirock a crucial resistance to Fire, which allows it to comfortably check many Fire-types, such as Moltres and Entei. Another of Regirock's flaws is its lack of any reliable recovery outside of Rest. Despite such drawbacks, Regirock is still a very sturdy and reliable defensive Pokemon in RU, and also one that can set Stealth Rock reliably and repeatedly when needed. Aside from being a generally good bulky wall to fall back on, Regirock finds its niche in stopping many Fire-types—specifically, it is one of the few counters to Moltres.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Rock Slide
    move 3: Thunder Wave / Toxic
    move 4: Protect / Earthquake
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With Stealth Rock almost an absolute necessity on every team, Regirock is a reliable and consistent Stealth Rock user. It defeats Cryogonal one on one, meaning that spinblocking against Cryogonal isn't compulsory as you could switch Regirock in as Cryogonal uses Rapid Spin and just set it back up again. Rock Slide is chosen as the STAB move over Stone Edge thanks to its higher PP and better accuracy to deal consistent damage; it also OHKOes both Moltres and Cryogonal. Thunder Wave and Toxic are both secondary support options to cater to teams. Thunder Wave slows down sweepers and other offensive threats such as Durant and Stoutland, whereas Toxic is an option for use on defensive teams looking to stall out foes and to cripple many of Regirock's common switch-ins, such as Lanturn and Gallade. Protect can be used in the fourth slot to scout for moves such as Medicham's Hi Jump Kick while letting Regirock heal with Leftovers and helps Regirock to check Fire-types more reliably in the long run. Protect helps to stall out foes with poison damage from Toxic. Earthquake is yet another reliable attacking move that dents Kabutops and Steel-type switch-ins such as Steelix and Aggron. Earthquake also damages Nidoqueen, which Regirock has no other options against as Nidoqueen is immune to both Thunder Wave and Toxic and resists Rock Slide. Earthquake works against Nidoqueen only on a predicted switch-in or if Regirock is at full health, however, as Nidoqueen's Earth Power does upward of 75% and Earthquake only 2HKOes it.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A specially defensive EV spread allows Regirock to handle Fire-type behemoths such as Moltres, and Regirock still has plenty of physical bulk even without investment. Here are some damage calculations to demonstrate Regirock's huge special bulk and its still-high physical bulk:</p>

    <ul class="damage_calculation">
    <li>252 SpA Life Orb Moltres Hidden Power Grass 38.46 - 45.6%</li>
    <li>252 SpA Life Orb Moltres Fire Blast 24.72 - 29.12%</li>
    <li>252 Atk Choice Band Hustle Durant Iron Head 77.47 - 91.2%</li>
    </ul>

    <p>Moltres can manage a maximum of 74.7% damage in total with one Fire Blast and Hidden Power Grass. Thus, bar a critical hit or burn, Regirock needs about 62% HP after entry hazards to check Moltres if Regirock has Protect. Specially defensive Regirock is no slouch physically either, as shown by Choice Band Durant's failure to OHKO it from full health. Wish support from teammates such as Clefable are good options to keep Regirock healthy as it often needs to be at high HP to be able to check the aforementioned threats. Rapid Spin support from Cryogonal, ironically, is also helpful as Regirock has no reliable recovery and appreciates the removal of hazards. Cryogonal and Clefable are also great teammates to check Nidoqueen, a switch-in that Regirock has no chance against if it does not run Earthquake. However, this compounds your team's Fighting-type weakness, so Ghost-types such as Rotom and Spiritomb, bulky Poison-types such as Qwilfish and Amoonguss, and Psychic-types such as Cresselia and Uxie will come in handy. Other Grass-types, such as Tangrowth and Roselia, are also good teammates as they resist Water- and Grass-type attacks; the latter can also provide further entry hazard support. Aside from defensive teammates, offensive Pokemon such as Moltres and Lilligant are also good teammates as they can capitalize on the status spread by Regirock and fall back on its defenses if they fail to pull off a sweep. Stone Edge is an option over Rock Slide for added power, but it can be stalled out easily by SubRoost Moltres and has poorer accuracy. Rock Slide is often enough as it is usually used against foes weak to it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Sunny Day
    move 1: Sunny Day
    move 2: Stealth Rock
    move 3: Rock Slide
    move 4: Fire Punch / Explosion
    item: Heat Rock
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Regirock's Rock typing is a huge boon for sun teams. It pairs well with many sun sweepers as it can take Fire-type attacks targeting Grass-type sweepers while also resisting common priority moves or being bulky enough to sponge them. Many priority users, such as ExtremeSpeed Entei, Belly Drum Linoone, and Swords Dance Absol, threaten sun teams due to their sweepers' frailty. Regirock is able to check the aforementioned Pokemon. It also benefits from sun as its Water weakness is negated, and its natural Fire resistance lets it shrug off even sun-boosted attacks. Regirock can set up not only Sunny Day, but also Stealth Rock, and is thus a good utility teammate for sun teams. It can often set up Sunny Day more than once when needed, as it has the defenses to keep itself healthy enough for another setup.</p>

    <p>Rock Slide is the main STAB move used, often to check opposing Fire-types hoping to take advantage of sun-boosted Fire-type attacks. However, when relying on Regirock to check Fire-types, be wary of the occasional SolarBeam from Pokemon such as Typhlosion. Rock Slide is also useful for dealing with Cryogonal, a common Rapid Spin user. Fire Punch receives pseudo-STAB from sun, where it is just as powerful and even more reliable than Rock Slide. Escavalier and Durant are both notable foes that Fire Punch works extremely well against, and the former is often even slower than Regirock as it usually does not invest in Speed. Explosion, however, is a usable last resort to deal damage while bringing in another teammate safely, possibly paving a way for a sweep.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A specially defensive EV spread enables Regirock to tank special hits more comfortably as it already has sufficient physical bulk. It also allows Regirock to sponge common special Water-type attacks such as Scald, and physical ones aren't going to break through Regirock while weakened by sun. As with all dedicated sun inducers, Heat Rock is used to prolong the sun. Thunder Wave is another option to support the team as it slows down foes, which can be helpful in the event that the sun is out. Toxic deters opponents from stalling out sun with Protect, though Thunder Wave is usually the better option for an offensive sun team. Stone Edge can be considered for added power over Rock Slide. For other great Sunny Day users as teammates, Uxie is a good partner and complements Regirock, as it resists Fighting and is immune to Ground. Furthermore, with Regirock taking care of Stealth Rock, Uxie will be able to free up a moveslot for another support move such as Heal Bell. Sun sweepers are definitely compulsory teammates. Victreebel, Exeggutor, Moltres, and Sawsbuck are common sun sweepers. However, defensive sun-reliant teammates such as Harvest Exeggutor are also usable, though less common. Cresselia, while not completely dependent on sun, appreciates having a bolstered Moonlight to help it set up Calm Minds or even dual screens to support the team.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>While Regirock's main niche is as a defensive Pokemon that can check many Fire-types, and even straight-up counter Moltres, it also has several other more offensive options to choose from. Drain Punch and Hammer Arm are viable Fighting-type attacks. Counter can be used as Regirock's titanic Defense virtually guarantees that it will not fall to any non-super effective physical attack. Curse is a possible boosting option, though Regirock's Rock typing does not really help in this regard as it is weak to many common attacking types. Strong support in removing Fighting-type attacks and other threatening foes will be needed to pull off a sweep. In most cases, Regirock will be better off supporting the team than receiving support. Rest, used in tandem with Chesto Berry or cleric support, is worth considering if your team has trouble dealing with Fire-types. Regirock can also work as an offensive tank with a spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD and support the team with Stealth Rock and even Thunder Wave. Drain Punch, Stone Edge, and Earthquake are all usable on an offensive tank Regirock. It has a reduced ability to check Fire-types without Special Defense investment, however. Explosion with a type-resist Berry, such as Chople or Rindo Berry, allows Regirock to lure and take out Fighting-types such as Hitmonlee or Grass-types such as Sceptile, respectively.</p>

    [Check and Counters]

    <p>Without Earthquake, Nidoqueen can switch in freely and threaten Regirock with Earth Power. Fighting-types are a menace for Regirock: Poliwrath often has Rest to shrug off status while Guts Hariyama benefits from it. Steel-types have an easy time setting up on Regirock: Steelix can set up Stealth Rock and proceed to threaten with Earthquake, Klinklang can use Shift Gear if Regirock doesn't have Earthquake, and Escavalier and Durant can threaten directly with Iron Head, provided that Regirock does not have Fire Punch. Grass-types can also walk over Regirock without much difficulty; Sceptile can prey on Regirock's lower Special Defense, while Lilligant can either put down Regirock with Sleep Powder or use it as setup fodder should Lilligant have a Lum Berry. Defensive Water-types such as Slowking and Lanturn can safely wall Regirock, though the latter has to watch out for Earthquake. Slowking has Regenerator and fears only Toxic, while Lanturn sometimes carries Heal Bell to negate even that. Qwilfish can Taunt Regirock and set up entry hazards, but Earthquake dents it as Clear Body negates Intimidate. Offensive Water-types such as Kabutops and Omastar can set up on it, although Thunder Wave will badly cripple them. Ferroseed can set up directly on Regirock without Fire Punch. Regirock abhors status as it greatly reduces its ability to reliably fulfill its main purpose—checking Fire-types. A strong offensive presence coupled with status can sometimes be sufficient to stop a cleric from healing Regirock of status and allow said Fire-type to finally get past Regirock.

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Regirock receives Sturdy as its Dream World ability. This is only a minor upgrade over Clear Body, as there isn't much in RU that can OHKO Regirock to begin with, but it's still an improvement. As long as the battlefield is free from entry hazards, Regirock can use Sturdy to work as an emergency check to Pokemon such as Sceptile and Feraligatr, surviving a hit and replying with Thunder Wave or Explosion. This gives Sturdy more utility than Clear Body, which rarely comes into play at all except to nullify Intimidate from Qwilfish.</p>
  2. Oglemi

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    K on the first set deslash Stone Edge and Earthquake, in the three battles I did against texas, molk, and honko, Protect and Rock Slide were crucial.

    Get rid of the ability tag as Sturdy is unreleased

    Be sure to mention Clefable as a teammate too to counter Nidoqueen as she gets a free switch if you aren't running Earthquake

    otherwise

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  3. sandshrewz

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    Oglemi is awesome~ Thanks :DD

    all implemented!!
  4. Texas Cloverleaf

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    I've used the sun set a lot.

    Use Rock Slide over Stone Edge. It's great for random Substitute users you may not want setting up on you. As well, specially defensive spread should definitely be mentioned in AC, I ran 252/168 and found it to work excellently. I would also suggest putting Explosion before Fire Punch as it lets you bring in Sun sweepers for free, but i'll leave that up to QC.
  5. Honko

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    Yeah this thing is annoying. First set looks good (but rename it to Support, it's not really a tank anymore if its only move is uninvested Rock Slide). Don't mention Alomomola as a teammate, it's a bad mon that shouldn't be used even if it does synergize well. If you want Wish support, use Clefable...or Hypno :naughty:

    Sun set EVs were originally to avoid 2hko from Honchkrow Superpower and OHKO both it and Entei back iirc, the writeup probably just got changed to a random calc when Honchy moved up. I would just use the same spread as the support set, unless you can find a new spread that beats some specific threat to sun.

    I don't think Sandstorm is worth mentioning in OO. You could mention Rest though, either with Chesto Berry or cleric support or both, for teams that really need their Fire counter to stick around.

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  6. sandshrewz

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    Today is a good day~~ Thanks Honko :)

    Changed the sun set to specially defensive too. OOed Rest. I did change Stone Edge to Rock Slide too as 0 Atk EVs Stone Edge is weak...

    I kept Alomomola because it's good for full stall :< Won't remove that unless QC 3/3 says so ;_;

    And what Texas said about Explosion and Fire Punch. I personally prefer Fire Punch because Regirock has the bulk to stick around for quite a while and never really got the need to boom :O it's good when it's at low HP though but Fire Punch whacks random stuff like Esca
  7. Molk

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    Yeah Regirock is pretty amazing, Oglemi used it against me in a test battle and i choked really badly ;_;. But its sheer bulk made it a consistent defensive threat over the match.

    Im actually curious as to whether an offensive tank set would be viable, regirock still retains the entirety of its physical bulk, but it also gains a respectable amount of power behind its Earthquake or Rock Slide. Allowing it to pose as more of an offensive threat as well. If it were to be approved, the set would look a lot like this.

    [SET]
    name: Tank
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Rock Slide / Stone Edge
    move 3: Earthquake
    move 4: Thunder Wave / Drain Punch
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD

    Atm this is mostly theorymon, but i have used this set in NU to good effect, ill try it out a bit later today and see if the set is worth it. For now i would simply like this in at least an OO and you can call this...

    EDIT: Honko told me to post my opinions on mola, so i will.

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    Please remove mola as a good teammate >_>, its really not good at all, lol. I would rather use something like poliwrath over mola any day. You might say wish is enough to make it stand out, but i dont want the capability to use wish when pretty much everything gets free hazards/boosts against it. Seriously man, it cant even OHKO fucking numel. Remove mola as a teammate and replace it with poliwrath or slowking or really anything thats not a piece of shit. otherwise im okay.


    0Atk Alomomola (Neutral) Waterfall vs 252HP/124Def Eviolite Numel (+Def): 82% - 97% (268 - 316 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.

    QC Approved 3/3
  8. SilentVerse

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    I have a few things to add:

    - Slash Thunder Wave before Toxic on the support set. Paralysis is much better at stopping sweepers than Toxic is, and it's one of the main reasons you'd use Regirock over something like Rhydon.
    - I'd also really like to see Earthquake slashed behind Protect. Yes, Protect gives Regirock some much needed healing, but honestly, Earthquake is still a very decent option simply because it prevents Regirock from giving Nidoqueen a free switch-in opportunity every time it comes in. Earthquake also nails Steel and Fighting-types for some decent damage too.
    - Put Sandstorm back in OO. I have actually used Sandstorm Regirock lol and I will say that Regirock is probably the best Pokemon you can use to set up Sandstorm. Manual Sandstorm actually isn't THAT bad of a strategy now that we have Stoutland and Sand Rush Sandslash, so keep it in OO.
    - Put Molk's Offensive Tank set in OO too, and mention Explosion + some resist berries (Shuca, Rindo) so it can act as a nice lure.
    - Also, when you write this up, stress that Regirock's main niche is that it's one of the few Pokemon who can actually handle Moltres decently.

    Make these changes and consider this:

    [qc]4/3[/qc]
  9. sandshrewz

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    Thanks Molk and SilentVerse!! :) I'll write this soon-ish ^_^

    Implemented everything ~~
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    Have not written an analysis in ages!!!!! Sorry for being slow! This is ready for GP. Idk if QC would like to look over it; I mentioned Cresselia as a teammate. If it gets banned I'll remember to remove it from on-site. I did not mention hail, however. :O!

    edit: note I used the Unreleased section from what's on-site as I noticed it was very recently updated. That's ok? :o

    GP have at it :)!
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    [Overview]

    <p>Regirock sports an amazingly high base 200 Defense, backed by an acceptable base 80 HP. It can take on some of the strongest physical attacks, even if some areweaker super effective ones. Its defensive prowess doesn't just stop there, however. Regirock can make do with its base 100 Special Defense with investment in EVs while still maintaining most of its physical bulk. While Rock is not an excellent defensive typing as it's weak to many common attacking types such as Ground, Water, Grass, and Fighting, it has a crucial resistance to Fire, which allows Regirock to check many Fire-types, such as Moltres and Entei, comfortably. It also has no reliable recovery outside of Rest. Despite such drawbacks, Regirock is still a very sturdy and reliable Pokemon in RU and also one that can set Stealth Rock and keep it up. Regirock finds its niche as being a Pokemon that can put a stop to many Fire-types, especially as one of the few to counter Moltres, while being a bulky wall to fall back on.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Rock Slide
    move 3: Thunder Wave / Toxic
    move 4: Protect / Earthquake
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With Stealth Rock being almost an absolute necessity on every team, Regirock is a reliable and consistent Stealth Rock user. It defeats Cryogonal one on one, meaning that spinblocking against Cryogonal isn't compulsory as you could switch Regirock in as it Rapid Spins and just set ithem back up again. Rock Slide is the STAB move over Sto usne Edge thanks to its high PP and better accuracy to deal consistent damage. Rock Slide; it also OHKOes both Moltres and Cryogonal. Thunder Wave and Toxic are both secondary support options to cater to teams. Thunder Wave slows down sweepers and other offensive threats such as Durant and Stoutland., whereas Toxic is an option for use on defensive teams looking to stall out foes and to cripple many of Regirock's common switch-ins such as Lanturn and Gallade. Protect can be used in the fourth slot to scout for moves such as Medicham's Hi Jump Kick while letting Regirock heal with Leftovers and helps in the long run so that Regirock can check Fire-types more reliably. Protect also guards Regirock from Medicham's Hi Jump Kick. In tandem with Toxic, Protect helps to stall out foes from poison damage. Earthquake is yet another reliable attacking move. It dents Kabutops and also Steel-type switch-ins such as Steelix and Aggron. Earthquake also damages Nidoqueen, which Regirock has no other options against it as Nidoqueen is immune to both Thunder Wave and Toxic and resists Rock Slide. Earthquake works against Nidoqueen mostonly on a predicted switch-in or if Regirock is at full health, however, as Earth Power from Nidoqueen does upward of 75% and upwards. Earthquake is only a mere 2HKO, however.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A specially defensive EV spread is used as it allows Regirock to handle Fire-type behemoths such as Moltres and Regirock still has plenty of physical bulk even without investment. Here are some damage calculations demonstrate Regirock's huge special bulk and its still high physical bulk:</p>

    <ul class="damage_calculation">
    <li>252 SpA Life Orb Moltres Hidden Power Grass 38.46 - 45.6%</li>
    <li>252 SpA Life Orb Moltres Fire Blast 24.72 - 29.12%</li>
    <li>252 Atk Choice Band Hustle Durant Iron Head 77.47 - 91.2%</li>
    </ul>

    <p>Moltres can manage a maximum of 74.7% damage with one Fire Blast and Hidden Power Grass. Thus, Regirock needs about 62% of HP after entry hazards to check Moltres bar a critical hit or burn if Regirock has Protect. Specially defensive Regirock is no slouch at physical defensely either, seeing as how Choice Band Durant fails to OHKO Regirock without prior damage. Wish support from teammates such as Clefable are good options to keep Regirock healthy as it often needs to be at high HP to be able to check the appropriate threats. Rapid Spin support from Cryogonal, ironically, is also helpful as Regirock has no reliable recovery and appreciates entry hazards being spunremoved to function in the long run. Cryogonal and Clefable are also great teammates to check Nidoqueen, a switch-in that's Regirock has no chance against if it does not run Earthquake. However, this adds to the Fighting-type weakness so Ghost-types, such as Rotom and Spiritomb, bulky Poison-types, such as Qwilfish and Amoonguss, and Psychic-types, such as Cresselia and Uxie, are gooduseful to rely on against Fighting-types. Other Grass-types such as Tangrowth and Roselia are also good teammates as they resist Water- and Grass-type attacks. T; the latter can also provide further entry hazard support. Aside from defensive teammates, offensive Pokemon such as Moltres and Lilligant are also good teammates as they can capitalize on the status spread by Regirock and fall back on its defenses if they fail to pull off a sweep. For the added power, Stone Edge is an option over Rock Slide but it can be stalled easily by SubRoost Moltres and has a poorer accuracy. Rock Slide is often enough as it is usually used against foes weak to it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Sunny Day
    move 1: Sunny Day
    move 2: Stealth Rock
    move 3: Rock Slide
    move 4: Fire Punch / Explosion
    item: Heat Rock
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Regirock's Rock typing is a huge boon for sun teams. It pairs well with many sun sweepers as it can take Fire-type attacks targeting Grass-type sweepers while also resisting common priority moves or has enough physical bulk to sponge them. Many priority users, such as ExtremeSpeed Entei, Belly Drum Linoone, and Swords Dance Absol, threaten sun teams due to many sweepers' frailty. Regirock is able to check the aforementioned Pokemon. RegirockIt also benefits from sun as its Water weakness is negated, and it resists Fire anyway so it does not have to worry as much about sun-boosted Fire-type attacks. Not only does Regirock have the ability to set up Sunny Day, it doubles as a Stealth Rock user and is thus a good utility teammate to have on sun teams. With its great overall bulk, Regirock can reliably set up both Stealth Rock and sun. It can often set up Sunny Day more than once when needed as it has the defenses to keep it healthy enough for another setup.</p>

    <p>Rock Slide is the main STAB move used, often to check opposing Fire-types hoping to utilize the sun-boosted Fire-type attacks. However, when relying Regirock to check Fire-types, be wary of the occasional SolarBeam from Pokemon such as Typhlosion. Rock Slide is also useful for dealing with Cryogonal, a common Rapid Spin user. Fire Punch receives pseudo-STAB from sun and is just as powerful but even more reliable than Rock Slide. Escalavalier and Durant are both notable foes that Fire Punch is used for, with the former even being slower than Regirock as it usually does not invest EVs in Speed EVs. Explosion, however, is a usable last resort to deal damage while bringing in another teammate safely, possibly paving a way for a sweep.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A specially defensive EV spread is used to enable Regirock to tank special hits more comfortably as it already has sufficient physical bulk. It also allows Regirock to sponge common special Water-type attacks such as Scald, and physical ones aren't going to break through Regirock while unboosted under sun. As with all dedicated sun inducers, Heat Rock is used to prolong the sun. Thunder Wave is another option to support the team as it slows down foes, which can be helpful in the event that the sun is out and there's a need to outspeed foes. However, Toxic deters opponents from stalling out sun with Protect, though Thunder Wave is usually the better option for an offensive sun team. Stone Edge can be considered for added power over Rock Slide. For other great Sunny Day users foras teammates, Uxie is a good partner and complements well with Regirock. I, as it resists Fighting and is immune to Ground, while also being able to free up a moveslot common used for Stealth Rock for another support move such as Heal Bell. Sun sweepers are definitely compulsory for teammates. Victreebel, Exeggutor, Moltres, and Sawsbuck are common sun sweepers to work with. However, defensive sun-reliant teammates such as Harvest Exeggutor are also usable though they are less common. Cresselia, while not completely dependent on sun, appreciates having a bolstered Moonlight and eits assistance in setting up Calm Minds, or even dual screens to support the team.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>While Regirock's main niche is as a defensive Pokemon that can check many Fire-types and even straight up counter Moltres, it also has several other more offensive options to choose from. Drain Punch and Hammer Arm are viable Fighting-type attacks. Counter can be used as Regirock's titanic dDefense almost ensures that it will not fall to every non-super effective physical attack. Curse is a possible boosting option, though Regirock's Rock typing does not really help in that cause as it is weak to many common attacking types. Strong support in removing Fighting-type attacks and other threatening foes will be needed to pull off a sweep. In most cases, Regirock will be better off supporting the team than receiving support. Rest used in tandem with Chesto Berry or cleric support is worth considering if you have trouble dealing with Fire-types. Regirock can also work as an offensive tank with a spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD and support the team with Stealth Rock and even Thunder Wave. Drain Punch, Stone Edge, and Earthquake are all plausiable on offensive tank Regirock. It has a reduced ability to check Fire-types without Special Defense invesment, however. Explosion with a type-resist Berry, such as Chople andor Rindo Berry, allows Regirock to function as a lure against Fighting-types such as Hitmonlee andor Grass-types such as Sceptile, respectively.</p>

    [Check and Counters]

    <p>Without Earthquake, Nidoqueen can switch in freely and threaten Regirock with Earth Power. Fighting-types are a menace for Regirock.: Poliwrath often has Rest to shrug off status while Guts Hariyama doesn't even mindbenefits from them. Steel-types have an easy time setting up on Regirock;: Steelix can set up Stealth Rock and proceed to threaten with Earthquake, Klinklang can use Shift Gear if Regirock doesn't have Earthquake, and Escalavier and Durant can threaten directly with Iron Head, provided that Regirock does not have Fire Punch. Grass-types can also walk over Regirock without much difficulty; Sceptile can prey on Regirock's lower Special Defense, while Lilligant can either put down Regirock with Sleep Powder or use it as a setup fodder with a Lum Berry. Defensive Water-types such as Slowking and Lanturn can safely wall Regirock, though the latter has to watch out for Earthquake. Slowking has Regenerator and fears only Toxic, while Lanturn sometimes carryies Heal Bell. (just to stay consistent in number) Qwilfish can Taunt Regirock and set up entry hazards, but Earthquake dents it as Clear Body negates Intimidate. Offensive Water-types such as Kabutops and Omastar can set up on it, although Thunder Wave will badly hampercripple them. Ferroseed can set up directly on Regirock without Fire Punch. As Regirock is usually used to check Fire-types, it abhors status as it greatly reduces Regirock's ability to continuously check Fire-types. A strong offensive presence coupled with status can sometimes be sufficient to stop a cleric from healing the status and allow said Fire-type to finally get past Regirock.

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Regirock receives Sturdy as its Dream World ability. This is only a minor upgrade over Clear Body, as there isn't much in RU that can OHKO Regirock to begin with, but it's still an improvement. As long as the battlefield is free from entry hazards, Regirock can use Sturdy to work as an emergency check to Pokemon such as Sceptile and Feraligatr, surviving a hit and replying with Thunder Wave or Explosion. This gives Sturdy more utility than Clear Body, which rarely comes into play at all except to nullify Intimidate from Qwilfish.</p>


    I doubt you'll need a CP; there weren't many difficult changes to implement.

    a) ermagerd when you're writing late at night, spell checkers help lol
    b) a couple of punctuation things but i'm sure you know them when you're not asleep :p
    c) it's Escavalier not Escalavier

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    cp for lazy sandz (open)

    [Overview]

    <p>Regirock sports an amazingly high base 200 Defense, backed by an acceptable base 80 HP. It can take on some of the strongest physical attacks, even weaker super effective ones. Its defensive prowess doesn't just stop there, however. Regirock can make do with its base 100 Special Defense with investment in EVs while still maintaining most of its physical bulk. While Rock is not an excellent defensive typing as it's weak to many common attacking types such as Ground, Water, Grass, and Fighting, it has a crucial resistance to Fire, which allows Regirock to check many Fire-types, such as Moltres and Entei, comfortably. It also has no reliable recovery outside of Rest. Despite such drawbacks, Regirock is still a very sturdy and reliable Pokemon in RU and also one that can set Stealth Rock and keep it up. Regirock finds its niche as being a Pokemon that can put a stop to many Fire-types, especially as one of the few to counter Moltres, while being a bulky wall to fall back on.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Rock Slide
    move 3: Thunder Wave / Toxic
    move 4: Protect / Earthquake
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With Stealth Rock almost an absolute necessity on every team, Regirock is a reliable and consistent Stealth Rock user. It defeats Cryogonal one on one, meaning that spinblocking against Cryogonal isn't compulsory as you could switch Regirock in as it Rapid Spins and just set it back up again. Rock Slide is the STAB move over Stone Edge thanks to its high PP and better accuracy to deal consistent damage; it also OHKOes both Moltres and Cryogonal. Thunder Wave and Toxic are both secondary support options to cater to teams. Thunder Wave slows down sweepers and other offensive threats such as Durant and Stoutland, whereas Toxic is an option for use on defensive teams looking to stall out foes and to cripple many of Regirock's common switch-ins such as Lanturn and Gallade. Protect can be used in the fourth slot to scout for moves such as Medicham's Hi Jump Kick while letting Regirock heal with Leftovers and helps in the long run so that Regirock can check Fire-types more reliably. In tandem with Toxic, Protect helps to stall out foes from poison damage. Earthquake is yet another reliable attacking move. It dents Kabutops and Steel-type switch-ins such as Steelix and Aggron. Earthquake also damages Nidoqueen, which Regirock has no other options against as Nidoqueen is immune to both Thunder Wave and Toxic and resists Rock Slide. Earthquake works against Nidoqueen only on a predicted switch-in or if Regirock is at full health, however, as Earth Power from Nidoqueen does upward of 75% and Earthquake is only a 2HKO.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A specially defensive EV spread is used as it allows Regirock to handle Fire-type behemoths such as Moltres and Regirock still has plenty of physical bulk even without investment. Here are some damage calculations demonstrate Regirock's huge special bulk and its still high physical bulk:</p>

    <ul class="damage_calculation">
    <li>252 SpA Life Orb Moltres Hidden Power Grass 38.46 - 45.6%</li>
    <li>252 SpA Life Orb Moltres Fire Blast 24.72 - 29.12%</li>
    <li>252 Atk Choice Band Hustle Durant Iron Head 77.47 - 91.2%</li>
    </ul>

    <p>Moltres can manage a maximum of 74.7% damage with one Fire Blast and Hidden Power Grass. Thus, Regirock needs about 62% of HP after entry hazards to check Moltres bar a critical hit or burn if Regirock has Protect. Specially defensive Regirock is no slouch physically either, seeing as how Choice Band Durant fails to OHKO Regirock without prior damage. Wish support from teammates such as Clefable are good options to keep Regirock healthy as it often needs to be at high HP to be able to check the appropriate threats. Rapid Spin support from Cryogonal, ironically, is also helpful as Regirock has no reliable recovery and appreciates entry hazards being removed to function in the long run. Cryogonal and Clefable are also great teammates to check Nidoqueen, a switch-in that Regirock has no chance against if it does not run Earthquake. However, this adds to the Fighting-type weakness so Ghost-types, such as Rotom and Spiritomb, bulky Poison-types, such as Qwilfish and Amoonguss, and Psychic-types, such as Cresselia and Uxie, are useful to rely on against Fighting-types. Other Grass-types such as Tangrowth and Roselia are also good teammates as they resist Water- and Grass-type attacks; the latter can also provide further entry hazard support. Aside from defensive teammates, offensive Pokemon such as Moltres and Lilligant are also good teammates as they can capitalize on the status spread by Regirock and fall back on its defenses if they fail to pull off a sweep. For the added power, Stone Edge is an option over Rock Slide but it can be stalled easily by SubRoost Moltres and has poorer accuracy. Rock Slide is often enough as it is usually used against foes weak to it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Sunny Day
    move 1: Sunny Day
    move 2: Stealth Rock
    move 3: Rock Slide
    move 4: Fire Punch / Explosion
    item: Heat Rock
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Regirock's Rock typing is a huge boon for sun teams. It pairs well with many sun sweepers as it can take Fire-type attacks targeting Grass-type sweepers while also resisting common priority moves or has enough physical bulk to sponge them. Many priority users, such as ExtremeSpeed Entei, Belly Drum Linoone, and Swords Dance Absol, threaten sun teams due to many sweepers' frailty. Regirock is able to check the aforementioned Pokemon. It also benefits from sun as its Water weakness is negated, and it resists Fire anyway so it does not have to worry as much about sun-boosted attacks. Not only does Regirock have the ability to set up Sunny Day, it doubles as a Stealth Rock user and is thus a good utility teammate to have on sun teams to reliably set up both. It can often set up Sunny Day more than once when needed as it has the defenses to keep it healthy enough for another setup.</p>

    <p>Rock Slide is the main STAB move used, often to check opposing Fire-types hoping to utilize the sun-boosted Fire-type attacks. However, when relying Regirock to check Fire-types, be wary of the occasional SolarBeam from Pokemon such as Typhlosion. Rock Slide is also useful for dealing with Cryogonal, a common Rapid Spin user. Fire Punch receives pseudo-STAB from sun and is just as powerful but even more reliable than Rock Slide. Escavalier and Durant are both notable foes that Fire Punch is used for, with the former even being slower than Regirock as it usually does not invest EVs in Speed. Explosion, however, is a usable last resort to deal damage while bringing in another teammate safely, possibly paving a way for a sweep.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A specially defensive EV spread is used to enable Regirock to tank special hits more comfortably as it already has sufficient physical bulk. It also allows Regirock to sponge common special Water-type attacks such as Scald, and physical ones aren't going to break through Regirock while unboosted under sun. As with all dedicated sun inducers, Heat Rock is used to prolong the sun. Thunder Wave is another option to support the team as it slows down foes, which can be helpful in the event that the sun is out and there's a need to outspeed foes. However, Toxic deters opponents from stalling out sun with Protect, though Thunder Wave is usually the better option for an offensive sun team. Stone Edge can be considered for added power over Rock Slide. For other great Sunny Day users as teammates, Uxie is a good partner and complements well with Regirock, as it resists Fighting and is immune to Ground while also being able to free up a moveslot common used for Stealth Rock for another support move such as Heal Bell. Sun sweepers are definitely compulsory for teammates. Victreebel, Exeggutor, Moltres, and Sawsbuck are common sun sweepers to work with. However, defensive sun-reliant teammates such as Harvest Exeggutor are also usable though they are less common. Cresselia, while not completely dependent on sun, appreciates having a bolstered Moonlight and its assistance in setting up Calm Minds, or even dual screens to support the team.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>While Regirock's main niche is as a defensive Pokemon that can check many Fire-types and even straight up counter Moltres, it also has several other more offensive options to choose from. Drain Punch and Hammer Arm are viable Fighting-type attacks. Counter can be used as Regirock's titanic Defense almost ensures that it will not fall to every non-super effective physical attack. Curse is a possible boosting option, though Regirock's Rock typing does not really help that cause as it is weak to many common attacking types. Strong support in removing Fighting-type attacks and other threatening foes will be needed to pull off a sweep. In most cases, Regirock will be better off supporting the team than receiving support. Rest used in tandem with Chesto Berry or cleric support is worth considering if you have trouble dealing with Fire-types. Regirock can also work as an offensive tank with a spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD and support the team with Stealth Rock and even Thunder Wave. Drain Punch, Stone Edge, and Earthquake are all usable on offensive tank Regirock. It has a reduced ability to check Fire-types without Special Defense invesment, however. Explosion with a type-resist Berry, such as Chople or Rindo Berry, allows Regirock to function as a lure against Fighting-types such as Hitmonlee or Grass-types such as Sceptile, respectively.</p>

    [Check and Counters]

    <p>Without Earthquake, Nidoqueen can switch in freely and threaten Regirock with Earth Power. Fighting-types are a menace for Regirock: Poliwrath often has Rest to shrug off status while Guts Hariyama benefits from them. Steel-types have an easy time setting up on Regirock: Steelix can set up Stealth Rock and proceed to threaten with Earthquake, Klinklang can use Shift Gear if Regirock doesn't have Earthquake, and Escalavier and Durant can threaten directly with Iron Head, provided that Regirock does not have Fire Punch. Grass-types can also walk over Regirock without much difficulty; Sceptile can prey on Regirock's lower Special Defense, while Lilligant can either put down Regirock with Sleep Powder or use it as setup fodder with a Lum Berry. Defensive Water-types such as Slowking and Lanturn can safely wall Regirock, though the latter has to watch out for Earthquake. Slowking has Regenerator and fears only Toxic, while Lanturn sometimes carries Heal Bell. Qwilfish can Taunt Regirock and set up entry hazards, but Earthquake dents it as Clear Body negates Intimidate. Offensive Water-types such as Kabutops and Omastar can set up on it, although Thunder Wave will badly cripple them. Ferroseed can set up directly on Regirock without Fire Punch. As Regirock is usually used to check Fire-types, it abhors status as it greatly reduces Regirock's ability to continuously check Fire-types. A strong offensive presence coupled with status can sometimes be sufficient to stop a cleric from healing the status and allow said Fire-type to finally get past Regirock.

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Regirock receives Sturdy as its Dream World ability. This is only a minor upgrade over Clear Body, as there isn't much in RU that can OHKO Regirock to begin with, but it's still an improvement. As long as the battlefield is free from entry hazards, Regirock can use Sturdy to work as an emergency check to Pokemon such as Sceptile and Feraligatr, surviving a hit and replying with Thunder Wave or Explosion. This gives Sturdy more utility than Clear Body, which rarely comes into play at all except to nullify Intimidate from Qwilfish.</p>
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    yay sirndpt! :D! I've looked through the changes and probably only changed one lol! Thanks ^_^!!!

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