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Regirock (Update)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Oglemi, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Oglemi

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    [Overview]

    <p>Competitively, Regirock is often compared to Registeel, who boasts more balanced defensive stats and a superior set of resistances. However, Regirock fits a specific niche in countering the Fire-types running rampant in the UU metagame. Regirock has a superior Attack stat and STAB typing as well, allowing it to deal with Moltres and other Pokemon whom Registeel has trouble with.</p>

    <p>Because of its ability to reliably set up Stealth Rock, counter many top threats in the metagame, and use Explosion when it's finished, Regirock is one of the best tanks in UU. Unlike many other walls in UU, it can take hits from a wide variety of UU Pokemon while also dishing damage back out, and is easily a top contender in the UU metagame.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Tank
    move 1: Stone Edge / Rock Slide
    move 2: Earthquake / Thunder Wave
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 204 HP / 148 Atk / 156 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set focuses on Regirock's ability to check numerous threats in the UU metagame, while also being able to pose a threat offensively. Regirock's excellent Defense aids it in countering and checking many physical sweepers. Additionally, Regirock can use its impressive bulk to aid its team through its support moves. Stone Edge and Earthquake create the infamous EdgeQuake combination, which provides great type coverage, backed by Regirock's respectable Attack stat. Stealth Rock is secured a spot in the third slot because it allows Regirock to provide some team support while also taking advantage of Regirock's ability to set it up reliably. Explosion differentiates Regirock from Pokemon such as Rhyperior and Aggron. A well-timed Explosion can turn the tide of a match by eliminating a problem Pokemon your team may have trouble facing.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Stone Edge is best used with Earthquake, as 8 PP is too little to rely on for a wall such as Regirock. Earthquake also gives Regirock a way to hit Steelix and Registeel, as well as Fighting-types. However, paralysis support is always useful, and if Thunder Wave is chosen over Earthquake, then Rock Slide becomes the superior option. With Rock Slide, Regirock will not have PP issues, and also gains access to a nice flinch chance. An alternative to Thunder Wave is Toxic, which can severely cripple Pokemon like Milotic and Donphan as they switch in. If you already have a reliable Stealth Rock user (such as Mesprit or Uxie), Toxic can go in the third slot to complement either Earthquake or Thunder Wave. Rest can be used over Explosion to ensure Regirock sticks around a bit longer; however, it would be wise to pair Regirock with a cleric such as Chansey or Clefable so it's not a sitting duck. With the given EV spread, Regirock can comfortably defeat powerful threats such as Mismagius and Houndoom, never being OHKOed by a +2 Hidden Power Fighting or Dark Pulse, respectively. If a more hard-hitting Regirock is desired, an alternative EV spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD Adamant may be used, but Regirock now has a decent chance of being OHKOed by Timid Life Orb Alakazam's Focus Blast and Nasty Plot Houndoom's Dark Pulse. Finally, another alternative EV spread of 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD with a Careful nature can be used to fully maximize Regirock's special tanking abilities.</p>

    <p>Regirock can also check Pokemon such as Blaziken and Moltres. Blaziken only causes trouble if Regirock is weakened, or if Blaziken runs rare moves such as Focus Blast or Swords Dance. With its amazing defenses, Regirock can switch into Moltres, OHKOing it with its STAB Rock-type move of choice. Regirock really enjoys having a Grass-type to sponge Water-, Grass-, and Ground-type attacks thrown at it. Pokemon such as Venusaur provide nice support for Regirock by bringing down bulky Water-types. Altaria is another Pokemon who can be of use, as it is resistant to Fighting- and Water-type attacks aimed at Regirock as well as immune to Ground-type attacks. Both of these Pokemon have instant recovery moves, so Regirock can form a solid defensive core with them. Mismagius can take advantage of Regirock's ability to lure Ground- and Fighting-type attacks, as it can switch into them with impunity. Weezing also makes a great partner as it resists Regirock's Grass- and Fighting-type weaknesses, and is immune to Ground-type attacks. Wish support is greatly appreciated because of Regirock's lack of a reliable recovery move. Chansey makes a good Wish passer to pair with Regirock, as it lures out physical attackers for Regirock to switch into. Leafeon makes a decent alternative Wish passer, possessing great defensive synergy with Regirock.</p>

    <p>With Explosion, Regirock can punch some major holes in the opponent's team, allowing another Pokemon to sweep. Bulky Water-types like to switch into Regirock and attempt to force it out with STAB Surf. However, Regirock can absorb the Surf and Explode, eliminating said bulky Water-type. Pokemon such as Dragon Dance Feraligatr and Azumarill benefit greatly from these Pokemon being removed from the battle, and thus make good partners for Regirock.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Mono Attacker
    move 1: Curse
    move 2: Rock Slide
    move 3: Rest
    move 4: Sleep Talk
    item: Leftovers / Chesto Berry
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set abuses Regirock's bulk to set up for a late-game sweep. With its excellent defenses, Regirock will have no trouble setting up Curse, aided by Rest and Sleep Talk. After a couple of Curses, the opponent will likely not be able to KO Regirock with any Pokemon who can survive a boosted Rock Slide. This set reaches its full potential in sandstorm, especially as the last Pokemon standing so that it can't be forced out. With incredible Defense as well as decent Attack and Special Defense, Regirock can set up six Curses quite easily in sandstorm and sweep your opponent's team. Rock Slide is good for sweeping more reliably; however, Stone Edge is an alternative for more power, but is not highly recommended due to its low PP and accuracy.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Since Regirock already boasts an insane Defense stat, Regirock's EVs should be put into Special Defense and HP (its Special Defense also receives a boost from sandstorm). Leftovers is the preferred item, but Chesto Berry allows Regirock to instantly wake up upon using Rest, allowing it to sweep and prevent itself from becoming set-up fodder.</p>

    <p>This variant of Regirock needs a Pokemon who can set up permanent sandstorm. Without sandstorm in play, Regirock struggles to take powerful special hits. Unfortunately, Hippopotas is the only option in UU. This Regirock has trouble against Steelix and Donphan, who have great Defense, STAB Earthquake, and Roar to force Regirock out. Pokemon such as Nidoking, Magmortar, and Blaziken can OHKO Steelix, Donphan, and other walls who may be in Regirock's way; however, Magmortar and Blaziken lack sandstorm immunity, so Nidoking is preferred. Unfortunately, all three share an Earthquake weakness with Regirock. Haze Milotic is a big nuisance to Regirock, as it prevents it from setting up. Venusaur makes a fantastic partner, as it can easily switch in on Milotic and threaten it with STAB Grass-type attacks. Regirock should be wary of setting up until Encore and Trick users have been eliminated. Common users of these moves include Alakazam, Clefable, and Uxie. Drapion with Pursuit can be a great partner due to its ability to eliminate common Psychic-type Trick users, and can set up Toxic Spikes to aid Regirock's sweep. Drapion may also utilize Taunt and wear down Clefable as well.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Ice Punch
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Choice Band / Life Orb
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Offensive Regirock aims to hit its usual counters hard with boosted attacks. Stone Edge nails any Pokemon who doesn't resist it, and deals respectable damage even when resisted. Earthquake and Ice Punch hit Steel-types and Ground-types, respectively. When Regirock has run its course, Explosion makes sure it takes out another Pokemon before it bites the dust.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL OPTIONS]

    <p>Stone Edge is Regirock's main STAB attack, and will dent almost everything that does not resist it. Earthquake is a nice coverage move, which hits Steelix for super effective damage, and also takes care of Registeel quite easily. Ice Punch is there to KO Pokemon such as Torterra and Claydol, who completely wall Stone Edge and Earthquake. A boosted Explosion is extremely powerful, easily KOing any wall who isn't resistant or immune to it. If using Life Orb, one may consider running Rock Polish over a coverage move or Explosion so Regirock can pull off a late-game sweep by boosting its Speed.</p>

    <p>Regirock takes advantage of Pokemon such as Houndoom and Arcanine, who give Regirock a free opportunity to switch in. Venusaur is probably the best partner for this Regirock set, as it lures these Fire-types, and is also able to take hits from the bulky Water-type Pokemon who give this set trouble. With Houndoom and Arcanine out of the way, Grass-types and Pokemon susceptible to priority, such as Alakazam or Absol, have a much easier time sweeping.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Rock Polish
    move 1: Rock Polish
    move 2: Stone Edge
    move 3: Earthquake
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Life Orb / Passho Berry
    nature: Adamant / Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>As a Rock Polish user, Regirock can work in two different ways. On the one hand, Regirock can play exactly the same as Rock Polish Rhyperior and Torterra as an offensive late-game sweeper. On the other hand, Regirock can also lure in its main counters, Milotic and other bulky Water-types, and blow them away with Explosion, opening the door for another sweeper to come in and finish the job. For the other two slots, Stone Edge and Earthquake come together to form the infamous "EdgeQuake" combo, giving Regirock almost perfect neutral coverage in UU (with the exception of Torterra and Claydol).</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>If using Regirock as a sweeper, an Adamant nature and Life Orb are recommended in order to give Regirock as much power as possible. If using Regirock as a lure, a Jolly nature and Passho Berry are recommended instead to ensure Regirock outpaces Milotic, survives Surf or Hydro Pump if need be, and eliminates it with Explosion. Regirock literally doesn't have anything else worth using in the last slot besides Explosion. Superpower or Brick Break could be used to gain super effective coverage on Normal-types, but most times Stone Edge and Earthquake will be sufficient, and Regirock really doesn't like the power drop from Superpower.</p>

    <p>If you're not planning on Exploding Regirock at the first sign of a bulky Water-type, teammates who can eliminate them in a cleaner manner is recommended. Venusaur is a great teammate to switch into Water-types and blast them with a super effective Leaf Storm; Venusaur is also a good answer for both Claydol and Torterra, who resist both Stone Edge and Earthquake. Stealth Rock and Spikes support is also appreciated to garner Regirock a couple of more KOs. With both forms of support, Life Orb Regirock can easily 2HKO Milotic with Stone Edge. Cloyster and Qwilfish can both provide Spikes support while Uxie and Miltank are both good options for Stealth Rock. Finally, if you decide to blast Milotic with Explosion, then a teammate who can capitalize on its absence is crucial. Dragon Dance Feraligatr and Choice Band Azumarill can both wreck teams without a bulky Water-type, as can Blaziken and Arcanine.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>A "RascalRock" set can be used with Swagger, Thunder Wave, Rock Slide, and a filler like Psych Up. This set would annoy your opponent, but not do much more than that. A set with Counter can be used, as Pokemon such as Steelix will commonly use physical attacks to try and take Regirock down, but Regirock often has trouble giving up a moveslot for Counter. Regirock can also set up Sunny Day and Stealth Rock while Exploding on the opponent's bulky Water-type to open a sweep for a Fire-type teammate.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Regirock has many counters, due to being more defensively oriented. Steelix is a good switch-in to Regirock, as it takes next to nothing from its Rock-type attacks, and very little damage from Earthquake. Steelix can put a dent in Regirock with its own Earthquake, which will eventually KO Regirock. Similarly, Pokemon such as Rhyperior, Donphan, and Omastar can switch into almost any attack from Regirock thanks to their high Defense stat, and KO Regirock with Earthquake or Surf, respectively.</p>

    <p>Bulky Water-types such as Slowbro and Milotic can switch into Regirock with ease, and KO Regirock with STAB Surf. However, Regirock can deal major damage to these threats with Explosion. Venusaur can switch into almost any attack except Thunder Wave and threaten Regirock with a Grass-type attack. Blaziken can KO Regirock with Superpower if Regirock switches into a Fire Blast or a super effective Hidden Power; however, Regirock can survive a Superpower if it has taken very little prior damage.</p>
  2. Legacy Raider

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    Good writeup Thund, the only thing I would suggest is perhaps mentioning Toxic as an alternative status move on the Tank set. I know you mention it in Optional Changes, but like Registeel I find that Toxic is much more debilitating to Regirock's common switch ins than Thunder Wave. Both the Regis tend to draw in Pokemon like Donphan, Torterra and Rhyperior, none of which you can really touch outside of blowing up on them. Nabbing them with a Toxic on the switch in means things like Donphan can't just repeatedly come in to spin your Rocks away, and it means you can get much more mileage out of your Explosion as well. I would slash it in next to Thunder Wave in the second slot. It might also be worth mentioning, as obvious as it is, that if your team already has a reliable Stealth Rock user such as Uxie or Mesprit, you can make Regirock a much more effective tank by having that status move (Toxic!) in the third slot :P. This is quite important because Regirock is very viable as a Fire-type and Mismagius check in addition to being a good SR user, and some people might want it on their team for those qualities instead.
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    Noted. :)

    Slashing Toxic in 3rd slot with a mention of the alternative non-SR playstyle with Toxic in the 3rd slot.
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    Hey Thund, nice analysis as usual. Vast majority of edits are prose-related, but there were a few recurring issues I fixed: you tend to really overuse "as well" and "such as," so I replaced some mentions of said phrases. Avoid using indefinite articles (a, an) before moves (Earthquake > an Earthquake). Your gender references were a bit jumbled up (you used both "it" and "he"), so I changed everything to "it" for consistency's sake. However, this is largely up to you as the writer. If you want to use gender, go ahead, but make sure it's consistent. Lastly, when using "however" to connect two sentences, use a semicolon, not a comma. Example:
    Here, the second instance is correct. Anyway, apart from those blips, this was a very well-written analysis. Good job!

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    [Overview]

    <p>Regirock is often overshadowed by Registeel, who boasts more balanced defensive stats and a superior set of resistances. However, Regirock fits a specific niche in countering the (sounds awk. to me atm. ubiquitous? powerful? various?) Fire-types running rampant in the UU metagame. Regirock also has superior Attack and STAB as well, allowing it to deal with Moltres and other Pokemon with whom Registeel has trouble with.</p>

    <p>Regirock is one of the best tanks in UU, because of its ability to reliably set up Stealth Rock, counter many top threats in the metagame, and use Explosion when it's finished. Regirock can take hits from a wide variety of UU Pokemon while also being able to dish dishing damage back out. which is Regirock's decent attacking prowess separates it from advantage over the other walls in UU (such as Chansey, Registeel, and even Steelix).</p>

    [SET]
    name: Tank
    move 1: Stone Edge / Rock Slide
    move 2: Earthquake / Thunder Wave / Toxic
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 36 Atk / 220 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set focuses on Regirock's ability to check numerous threats in the UU metagame, while also being able to pose a threat offensively. Regirock's excellent Defense allows aids it to in countering and checking many physical sweepers. Additionally, Regirock can use its impressive bulk to reliably set up Stealth Rock.</p>

    <p>Stone Edge and Earthquake form the infamous EdgeQuake combination, which (meh, don't think this is necessary) provides great type coverage backed by Regirock's respectable Attack stat. Explosion sets is what differentiates Regirock apart from Pokemon such as Rhyperior and Aggron. A well-timed Explosion can turn the tide of a match.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Regirock has amazing defensive capabilities, rivaling those of similar to Registeel. However, Regirock has the advantage of having higher Attack and a stronger STAB than Registeel, allowing it to avoid becoming set-up fodder. <<<With Regirock's nearly unmatched defenses, it will get a lot of free turns, allowing it to easily set up Stealth Rock; and as with a few other defensive Pokemon, Regirock can go out with a bang by using Explosion.>>> I think this is basically repeating what you already said in Set Comments. The first clause can replace the SR mention in SC and the second clause is unnecessary.</p>

    <p>Stone Edge is best used with Earthquake, as 8 PP is too little to rely on for a wall such as Regirock. Earthquake also gives Regirock a way to hit Steelix and Registeel super-effectively, as well as Fighting-types for good damage. However, paralysis support is always useful, and if Thunder Wave is chosen, then Rock Slide becomes the superior option. With Rock Slide, Regirock will not have PP issues, and also benefits from gaining gains access to a nice flinch chance. An alternative to Thunder Wave is Toxic, which can severely cripple Pokemon like Milotic and Donphan as they switch in. If you already have a reliable Stealth Rock user, such as Mesprit or Uxie, Toxic can go in the third slot to complement either Earthquake or Thunder Wave. With the given EV spread, Regirock can comfortably defeat powerful threats such as Mismagius and Houndoom, never being OHKOed by a +2 Hidden Power Fighting or Dark Pulse, respectively. If a more hard-hitting Regirock is desired, an alternative EV spread of 236 HP / 252 Atk / 20 Spe Adamant may be used, but Regirock now has a decent chance of being OHKOed by Timid Life Orb Alakazam's Focus Blast and Nasty Plot Houndoom's Dark Pulse. (Just wondering, how does Regirock 'comfortably' defeat Mismagius? Stone Edge isn't close to OHKOing and you have to predict correctly with Twave to avoid being 2HKOed by HP Fighting) </p>

    <p>Regirock can also check Pokemon such as Blaziken, Moltres, and the like. Blaziken only causes trouble if Regirock is weakened, or if Blaziken runs rare moves such as Focus Blast or Swords Dance. With its amazing defenses, Regirock can switch into Moltres and is one of the few Pokemon who reliably can take it on, OHKOing it with its STAB Rock-type move of choice.</p>

    <p>Regirock really enjoys having a Grass-type to sponge the Water- and Ground-type attacks thrown at it. Pokemon such as Venusaur provide nice support for Regirock by bringing down bulky Water-types. Altaria is another Pokemon who can be of use, being resistant to the Fighting- and Water-type attacks aimed at Regirock and immune to the Ground-type attacks aimed at Regirock. Both Venusaur and Altaria of these Pokemon have access to instant recovery moves, so Regirock can form a solid defensive core with them. Mismagius can take advantage of Regirock's ability to lure Ground- and Fighting-type attacks, as it can switch into them with impunity. Weezing also makes a great partner as it resists Regirock's Grass- and Fighting-type weaknesses, and is immune to Ground-type attacks. Wish support is greatly appreciated because of Regirock's lack of a reliable recovery move. Chansey makes a good Wish passer to pair with Regirock, as it lures out physical attacks for Regirock to switch into. Leafeon also makes a decent alternative Wish passer, as it possesses great defensive synergy with Regirock.</p>

    <p>With Explosion, Regirock can punch some major holes in the opponent's team, allowing other Pokemon to sweep. Bulky Water-types like to switch into Regirock and force it out with STAB Surf. However, Regirock can absorb a Surf and use Explosion Explode, eliminating the bulky Water-type. Pokemon such as Rock Polish Rhyperior and Azumarill benefit greatly from these Pokemon being removed from the battle, and thus make good partners for Regirock.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Mono Attacker
    move 1: Curse
    move 2: Rock Slide / Stone Edge
    move 3: Rest
    move 4: Sleep Talk
    item: Leftovers / Chesto Berry
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set aims to abuse Regirock's bulk to set up a late-game sweep. This Regirock set is especially effective while sandstorm is in effect. With its excellent defenses, Regirock will have no trouble setting up Curse, aided by Rest and Sleep Talk. After a couple of Curses, the opponent will likely not be able to KO Regirock with any Pokemon that can survive a boosted Rock Slide.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>This set reaches its full potential in sandstorm, especially as the last Pokemon standing so that it can't be Roared out. With incredible Defense, and decent Attack and boosted Special Defense in sandstorm, Regirock can set up six Curses quite easily in sandstorm and proceed to sweep the opposing your opponent's team. Mono Attacker Regirock plays similarly to CroCune in OU. Rock Slide is good for sweeping more reliably; however, Stone Edge is an alternative for more power.</p>

    <p>Since Regirock already boasts an insane Defense stat, Regirock's EVs should be put into Special Defense and HP (its Special Defense also receives a boost from sandstorm). Leftovers is the preferred item, but Chesto Berry allows Regirock to instantly wake up upon using Rest, allowing it to sweep and preventing it from becoming set-up fodder.</p>

    <p>This variant of Regirock needs Hippopotas to a Pokemon that can set up permanent sandstorm since without it, . Without sandstorm in play, Regirock struggles to wall powerful special hits. Unfortunately, Hippopotas is the only option in UU.</p>

    <p>In UU, This Regirock has quite a bit of trouble against Steelix and Donphan, who have great Defense, STAB Earthquake, and Roar to force Regirock out. Pokemon such as Nidoking, Magmortar, and Blaziken can OHKO Steelix, Donphan, and other walls that may be in Regirock's way; however, Magmortar and Blaziken lack sandstorm immunity, so Nidoking might be the preferred choice. Haze Milotic is a big nuisance to Regirock, preventing it from setting up. Venusaur makes a fantastic partner, as it can easily switch in on Milotic and threaten her it with STAB Grass attacks. Regirock should be wary of setting up until Encore and Trick users, such as Alakazam, Clefable, and Uxie have been eliminated. Common users of these moves include Alakazam, Clefable, and Uxie. Drapion with Pursuit can be a great partner thanks to his with its ability to eliminate common Psychic-type Trick users, and can also set up Toxic Spikes to aid Regirock's sweep.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Ice Punch
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Choice Band
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 236 HP / 252 Atk / 20 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Choice Band Regirock aims to hit Regirock's usual counters hard with boosted attacks. STAB Stone Edge nails any Pokemon that doesn't resist it, and deals respectable damage even when resisted. Earthquake and Ice Punch hit Steel-types and Ground-types, respectively. When Regirock has run its course, Explosion makes sure it takes out another Pokemon before it bites the dust.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Regirock's Attack stat is often overshadowed by its monstrous Defense stat. (this sentence is out of place. maybe put it in the beginning of SC with something like "Regirock's Attack stat is often overshadowed by its monstrous Defense stat, but is still high enough to deal a lot of damage with Choice Band") Even though Regirock is terribly slow, it is incredibly bulky and decently powerful working off a base 100 Attack stat.</p>

    combine these two paragraphs

    <p>Stone Edge is Regirock's main STAB attack, and will dent almost everything that does not resist it. Earthquake is a nice coverage move, hitting Steelix for super effective damage, and also taking care of Registeel quite easily. Ice Punch is there to KO Pokemon such as Torterra and Claydol, who completely wall Stone Edge and Earthquake. A Choice Band boosted Explosion is extremely powerful, easily KOing anything wall that isn't resistant or immune to it.</p>

    <p>Regirock takes advantage of the presence of Pokemon such as Houndoom and Arcanine, who give Regirock a free opportunity to switch in. Venusaur is probably the best partner for this Regirock set, as it lures out the two previously mentioned Pokemon (Houndoom and Arcanine), and is also able to take hits from the bulky Water-type Pokemon who give this set trouble. With Houndoom and Arcanine out of the way, Grass-types and Pokemon susceptible to priority, such as Alakazam or Absol, have a much easier time sweeping.</p>


    [Team Options]

    <p>With most of Regirock's sets, Toxic Spikes helps a lot,significant amount by allowing Regirock to easily outstall a significant portion of the UU metagame. While sandstorm support is not required by any means, it helps Regirock reach obtain its full potential and makes it extremely hard to take down. In UU, Hippopotas is the only option for permanent sandstorm support.</p>

    <p>Regirock is not a sweeper, so it does not really need help from other Pokemon in that regard. Regirock will, however, help Pokemon who benefit from its strong Explosion and Stealth Rock support. Fire-types and sweeping Water-type sweepers (for example, Azumarill) benefit from walls a Pokemon such as Milotic or Slowbro being removed gone via Explosion. Pokemon such as Sceptile also benefit greatly from Stealth Rock support and the removal of Moltres, which Regirock can easily do.</p>

    <p>As a pure Rock-type, Regirock is weak to Grass-, Water-, Ground-, Fighting-, and Steel-type attacks. While this seems like a hefty number of weaknesses, one has you have to account for the fact that there are barely any users of Steel-type attacks in UU, making a Steel-type weakness unimportant. STAB Grass-type attacks are used by Pokemon like Torterra, Sceptile, Leafeon, and Venusaur. Water-type attacks are seen from many bulky Water-types such as Milotic, Slowbro, and Azumarill. Ground- and Fighting-type attacks are basically seen everywhere, making Mismagius a great partner for Regirock with its immunities. Venusaur is a great partner as well, easily taking Grass- and Water-type attacks. Regirock can also take Fire- or Flying-type attack aimed at Venusaur.</p>

    <p>Luckily for Regirock, the Pokemon who are often used with Regirock's counters are easily beaten by Regirock itself. Slowbro and Milotic are often seen with Arcanine and Altaria, which Regirock handles with STAB Rock attacks. This leads to the temptation to switch to the bulky Water-types. If Regirock's job is done, keep your finger on Explosion against these Pokemon to KO the bulky Water-type on the switch.</p>



    [Optional Changes]

    <p>Rest can be used over Explosion on the Tank set, but Explosion is usually the better choice, as it is the most powerful attack in the game, and without cleric support Regirock will become set-up fodder while asleep.</p>

    <p><<<A "RascalRock" set can be used, with Swagger, Thunder Wave, Rock Slide, and a filler like Psych Up. This set would annoy your opponent, but not do much more than that.>>> (if that's all it does, is it really viable, even in OC?) A set with Counter can be used, as Pokemon such as Steelix will commonly use physical attacks to try and take Regirock down, but Regirock often has trouble giving up a moveslot for Counter.</p>


    [Counters]

    <p>Regirock has many counters, due to being more defensively oriented. Steelix is a good switch-in to Regirock, as it takes next to nothing from STAB Rock-type attacks and very little damage from Earthquake. Steelix can put a dent in Regirock with its STAB Earthquake, which will eventually wear Regirock down KO. Similarly, Pokemon such as Rhyperior, Donphan, and Omastar can switch into almost any attack from Regirock with their high Defense stat, and KO Regirock with their super-effective STAB move. Earthquake or Surf.</p>

    <p>Bulky Water-types such as Slowbro and Milotic can switch into Regirock with ease, and KO Regirock with STAB Surf. However, Regirock can deal major damage to these threats with Explosion. Venusaur can switch into almost any attack (but beware of Thunder Wave), and threaten while threatening to KO Regirock with a STAB Grass-type attack. Blaziken can KO Regirock with Superpower if it switches into a Fire Blast or a super effective Hidden Power; however, Regirock can survive Superpower if it has taken very little prior damage.</p>

    <p>Curse sets have trouble with Haze Milotic, who stops it cold. Sturdy phazers like Blastoise and Steelix give it problems as well. Encore and Trick can stop a Cursing Regirock in its tracks, but most users need to be wary of switching in because of their relative frailty.</p>


    Whew. Almost all my changes were for prose. We may just have different styles of writing, so if you wish you can ignore the changes that change your voice too much. Good job (Heysup).
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    <p>Regirock is often overshadowed by Registeel, who boasts more balanced defensive stats and a superior set of resistances. However, Regirock fits a specific niche in countering with all of the Fire-types running rampant in around the UU metagame. Regirock has a superior Attack and STAB move as well, allowing it to deal with Moltres and other Pokemon whom Registeel has trouble with.</p>

    <p>Regirock is one of the best tanks in UU, because of its ability to reliably set up Stealth Rock reliably, counter many top threats in the metagame, and use Explosion Explode when it's [the Word apostrophe is incorrect. further uses of the Word apostrophe will be corrected and bolded] finished. Regirock can take hits from a wide variety of UU Pokemon across the board while also dishing out damage, which is Regirock's main advantage over the other walls in UU (such as Chansey, Registeel, and even Steelix).</p>

    [SET]
    name: Tank
    move 1: Stone Edge / Rock Slide
    move 2: Earthquake / Thunder Wave / Toxic
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 36 Atk / 220 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set focuses on around Regirock's ability to check numerous threats in the UU metagame and also allows it to pose a threat offensively. Regirock's excellent Defense aids it in countering and checking many physical sweepers Pokemon. Additionally, Regirock can use its impressive bulk to reliably set up Stealth Rock.</p>

    <p>Stone Edge and Earthquake form the infamous EdgeQuake combination, which provides great type coverage provide great two-move coverage, and they are especially dangerous since they are backed by Regirock's respectable decent Attack stat. Explosion is what differentiates Regirock from Pokemon such as Rhyperior and Aggron. A well-timed Explosion can turn the tide of a match.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Like Registeel, Regirock has amazing defensive capabilities, similar to Registeel. However, Regirock has a the advantage of having higher Attack and a stronger STAB and Attack stat than those of Registeel, allowing it to avoid becoming set-up fodder. With Regirock's nearly unmatched defenses, it will get a lot of free turns, allowing it to easily set up Stealth Rock; and as with a few other defensive Pokemon, Regirock can go out with a bang by using Explosion.</p>

    <p>Stone Edge is best used with Earthquake, as 8 PP is too little to rely on for a wall such as Regirock. Earthquake also gives Regirock a way to hit Steelix and Registeel, as well as Fighting-types and defensive Steel-types. However, paralysis support is always useful, and if Thunder Wave is chosen, then Rock Slide becomes the superior option. With Rock Slide, Regirock will not have PP issues, and also benefits from gaining access to a nice flinch chance. An alternative to Thunder Wave is Toxic, which can severely cripple Pokemon like Milotic and Donphan as they switch in. If you already have a reliable Stealth Rock user (such as Mesprit or Uxie), Toxic can go in the third 3rd slot to complement either Earthquake or Thunder Wave. With the given EV spread, Regirock can comfortably defeat powerful threats such as Mismagius and Houndoom, never being OHKOed by a +2 boosted [assuming you mean +2 here, from Nasty Plot] Hidden Power Fighting or Dark Pulse, respectively. If a more hard-hitting Regirock is desired, an alternative EV spread of 236 HP / 252 Atk / 20 Spe Adamant may be used, but Regirock now has a decent chance of being to be OHKOed by Timid Life Orb Alakazam's LO Focus Blast and Nasty Plot Houndoom's Dark Pulse.</p>

    <p>Regirock can check Pokemon such as Blaziken, Moltres, and the like. Blaziken only causes trouble if Regirock is weakened, or if Blaziken runs rare moves such as Focus Blast or Swords Dance. With its amazing defenses, Regirock can switch into Moltres and is one of the few Pokemon who reliably can take it on reliably, OHKOing it with its STAB Rock-type move of choice.</p>

    <p>Regirock really enjoys having a Grass-type to sponge the Water- Water and Ground-type attacks thrown at it. Pokemon such as Venusaur provide nice support for Regirock, by bringing down bulky Water-types who trouble it. Altaria is another Pokemon who can be of use, as it is resistant to the Fighting- and Water-type attacks aimed at Regirock, and being immune to Ground-type attacks. Both of these Pokemon have instant recovery moves, so Regirock can form a solid defensive core with them be pretty reliant on these Pokemon. Mismagius can take advantage of Regirock's ability to lure Ground- and Fighting-type attacks, as it she can switch into them with impunity all day because of its her immunity to these types. Weezing also makes a great partner as it he resists Regirock's Grass- and Fighting-type weaknesses, and is while being immune to Ground-type attacks. Wish support is greatly appreciated because of with Regirock's lack of a reliable recovery move. Chansey makes a good Wish passer to pair with Regirock, as it she lures out physical attacks for Regirock to switch into. Leafeon makes a decent alternative Wish passer, possessing great defensive synergy with Regirock resisting Ground and Water attacks while Regirock can switch into Flying and Fire attacks with ease.</p>

    <p>With Explosion, Regirock can punch put some major holes in the opponent's team, allowing for other Pokemon to sweep. Bulky Water-types like to switch into Regirock, and force it out with a STAB Surf. However, Regirock can absorb take the Surf and Explode, eliminating the bulky Water-type. Pokemon such as Rock Polish Rhyperior and Azumarill benefit greatly from these Pokemon being removed from the battle, and thus make good partners for Regirock as it will likely allow them to pull off a successful sweep.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Mono Attacker
    move 1: Curse
    move 2: Rock Slide / Stone Edge
    move 3: Rest
    move 4: Sleep Talk
    item: Leftovers / Chesto Berry
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set aims to abuse Regirock's bulk to set up a late-game late game sweep. This Regirock set is especially effective while a sandstorm is in effect. With its excellent defenses, Regirock will have no trouble setting up Curse, aided by with the help of Rest and Sleep Talk. After a couple of Curses, the opponent will likely not be able to KO Regirock with any Pokemon that can survive a boosted Rock Slide.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>This set reaches its full potential in sandstorm, especially as the last Pokemon standing so that it cannot be Roared out. With incredible Defense, and decent Attack and Special Defense, Regirock can easily set up six 6 Curses quite easily in a sandstorm, and sweep your opponent's team. Mono Attacker Regirock This set plays similarly to CroCune "Crocune" in OU, in the sense that it increases its Attack and Defense at the same time, while using Rest to recover HP. Rock Slide is good for sweeping more reliably; however, Stone Edge is an alternative for more power can work well to hit things harder while sleeping.</p>

    <p>Since Regirock already boasts an insane Defense stat, Regirock's EVs should be put into Special Defense and HP (its Special Defense also receives a boost from sandstorm). Leftovers is the preferred item, but Chesto Berry allows Regirock to instantly wake up upon using Rest, allowing it to sweep and preventing it from becoming set-up fodder.</p>

    <p>This variant of Regirock set needs a Pokemon that can set up a permanent sandstorm. Without sandstorm in play, Regirock struggles to wall powerful special hits to the extent that it needs to. Unfortunately, Hippopotas is the only option in UU.</p>

    <p>In UU, this Regirock set has quite a bit of trouble against Steelix and Donphan, who have great Defense, STAB Earthquake, resistance to Rock Slide and Stone Edge, and Roar to force Regirock out. Pokemon such as Nidoking, Magmortar, and Blaziken can OHKO Steelix, Donphan, and other walls that may be in Regirock's way,; however, but Magmortar and Blaziken lack sandstorm immunity, so Nidoking might be the preferred choice. Haze Milotic is a big nuisance to Regirock, preventing it from setting up. Venusaur makes a fantastic partner, as it can to easily switch in on Milotic and threaten it her with a STAB Grass-type attacks. Regirock should be wary of setting up until Encore and Trick users have been eliminated. Common users of these moves include Alakazam, Clefable Jumpluff [Jumpluff is too rare to warrant a mention imo], and Uxie (is it a poor idea to mention Trickband Tomb? I mean sure you get a band but you're slower after one curse, so beware as it will lock you into Curse or Rock slide). A Drapion with Pursuit can be a great partner due to its his ability to eliminate common Psychic-type Trick users. It can also set up set-up Toxic Spikes to aid Regirock's sweep.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Ice Punch
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Choice Band
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 236 HP / 252 Atk / 20 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Choice Band Regirock This set aims to hit Regirock's usual counters hard with Choice Band boosted attacks. STAB Stone Edge nails will nail any Pokemon that doesn't resist it, and deals respectable damage even when resisted even some that do. Earthquake and Ice Punch hit Steel-types and Ground-types, respectively. When Regirock has run its course, Explosion makes sure it takes out another Pokemon before it bites the dust.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Regirock's Attack stat is often overshadowed by its monstrous Defense stat. Even though Regirock is terribly slow, it is incredibly bulky and decently powerful working off a is relatively strong with its base 100 Attack stat.</p>

    <p>Stone Edge is Regirock's main STAB attack, and will dent almost everything that does not resist it. Earthquake is a nice coverage move, hitting Steelix for super effective damage, and also taking care of Registeel quite easily. Ice Punch is there to KO Pokemon such as Torterra and Claydol, who completely wall Stone Edge and Earthquake. A Choice Band boosted Explosion is extremely powerful, easily KOing any wall that isn't resistant or immune to it.</p>

    <p>Regirock This is one of the few Pokemon in UU who takes advantage of the presence of Pokemon such as Houndoom (er... I thought you said +2 Dark Pulse can KO? lol) and Arcanine, who give Regirock a free opportunity to switch in. Venusaur is probably the best partner for this Regirock set, as it lures out the two previously mentioned Pokemon (Houndoom Blaziken and Arcanine) Fire-types, and is also able to take hits from the bulky Water-type Pokemon who give this set trouble. With Houndoom Blaziken and Arcanine out of the way, Grass-types and Pokemon susceptible to priority, such as Alakazam or Absol, have a much easier time sweeping all have much easier times setting up successful sweeps.</p>


    [Team Options]

    <p>With most of Regirock's sets, Toxic Spikes helps a significant amount by allowing Regirock it to easily outstall a significant portion of the UU metagame. While sandstorm support is not required by any means, it certainly helps Regirock obtain its full potential and makes it extremely hard to take down. In UU, Hippopotas is the only option for permanent sandstorm support.</p>

    <p>Regirock is not a sweeper, so it does not really need help from other Pokemon in that regard. Regirock will, however, help Pokemon who benefit from its strong Explosion and Stealth Rock support. Fire-types and sweeping Water-types (for example, Azumarill) absolutely benefit from a Pokemon such as Milotic or Slowbro gone via Explosion. Pokemon such as Sceptile also benefit greatly from Stealth Rock support and the removal of Moltres, which Regirock can easily do.</p>

    <p>As a pure Rock-type, Regirock is weak to Grass-, Water-, Ground-, Fighting-, and Steel-type attacks. While this seems like a hefty number amount of weaknesses, you have to account for the fact that there are barely any users of Steel-type attacks in UU is no Metagross in UU to Meteor Mash, making a Steel-type weakness unimportant. STAB Grass-type attacks are used by four Pokemon like which are Torterra, Sceptile, Leafeon, and Venusaur. Water-type attacks are seen from many bulky Water-types such as Milotic, Slowbro, and Azumarill. Ground- and Fighting-type attacks are basically seen everywhere making Mismagius a great partner for Regirock with its her immunities. Venusaur is a great partner as well, easily taking Grass- and Water-type attacks as if they were nothing. Regirock can also basically take any Fire- or Flying-type attack aimed at Venusaur as well.</p>

    <p>Luckily for Regirock, the Pokemon who are often used with Regirock's counters are easily beaten by Regirock itself himself. Slowbro and Milotic are often seen with Arcanine and Altaria, which Regirock easily handles with a STAB Rock attacks. [the following sentences are confusing, I would rewrite them] This leads to the temptation to switch to the bulky Water-types. If Regirock's job is done, keep your finger on Explosion against these Pokemon to KO the bulky Water-type on the switch. Because Registeel tends to draw in bulky Water-types when it forces something out, it can also use Explosion to KO them on the switch in.</p>

    [this whole "paragraph" is one confusing sentence which can be shortened an added to a previous paragraph]
    <p>Regirock is often too valuable to explode early game, because of its great defenses and the ability to counter Fire-types quite well, so double switching at least until you are sure that your opponent is going to send in the Pokemon you want blown up helps you get the most out of Regirock's Explosion.</p>

    [Optional Changes]

    <p>Rest can be used over Explosion on the Tank set, but Explosion is usually the better choice, as it is the most powerful attack in the game, and without cleric support Regirock will become set-up fodder.</p>

    <p>A "RascalRock" set can be used, with Swagger, Thunder Wave, Rock Slide, and a filler like Psych Up. This set would basically just annoy your opponent, but not do much more than that has sever problems with defensive Ground-types. A set with Counter can be used, as Pokemon such as Steelix will commonly often use physical attacks to try and take Regirock down, but Regirock often has trouble giving up a moveslot for Counter.</p>


    [Counters]

    <p>Regirock has many counters, due to being more defensively oriented. Steelix is a good switch-in to Regirock, as it he takes next to nothing from its STAB Rock attacks, and very little damage from Earthquake as well. Steelix can put a dent in Regirock with its his STAB Earthquake, which will eventually KO. Similarly, Pokemon such as Rhyperior, Donphan, and Omastar can switch into almost any attack from Regirock with their high Defense stat, and KO Regirock with a STAB Earthquake or Surf.</p>

    <p>Bulky Water-types such as Slowbro and Milotic can switch into Regirock with ease, and KO Regirock with a STAB Surf. However, Regirock can deal major damage to these threats with Explosion as they do not have the crucial resistance to it. Venusaur can switch into almost any attack as well (but beware of Thunder Wave), while threatening to KO Regirock with a STAB Grass-type attack. Blaziken can KO Regirock with Superpower if it switches into a Fire Blast or a super effective Hidden Power, but Regirock can survive a Superpower if it has taken very little prior damage.</p>

    <p>Curse sets have trouble with Haze Milotic, who stops it cold. Sturdy phazers like Blastoise and Steelix give it problems as well. Encore and Trick can stop a Cursing Regirock in its tracks, but most users need to be wary of switching in because of their relative frailty.</p>

    good analysis.
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    Thanks guys! Lol credit shouldn't really go to me Heysup did the bulk of it I just added the finishing touch. ;)

    Won't be editing it today because I don't have time but I'll try and get it done tomorrow! :)
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    Just a note: uragg and Breludicolo, while we encourage normal C&C users to do grammar checks, it's recommended to wait until the first batch of edits is implemented, GP or otherwise. Three checks in a row, especially when each is based off another check, can be very confusing and often hinder the OP more than helping him. Generally, if you see an analysis that hasn't had a batch of checks implemented, don't check it. This is part of GP policy.
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    Thund, wouldn't it be a good idea to slash Rest alongside Explosion on the Tank set? That way teams that need a consistent counter to moltres/arcanine/missy can keep it around with some form of recovery besides lefties instead of blowing on something and leaving holes in their team.
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    Well, that would leave it extremely vulnerable to the opposing team but I guess I can make a mention in AC and pair it up with a Cleric.

    Alrighty implemented the changes of DZ, but I'm confused about this: "Your gender references were a bit jumbled up (you used both "it" and "he"), so I changed everything to "it" for consistency's sake." I know I messed up at least once with Regirock, but I believe it's not necessary to completely removed the "she's" from both Chansey and Mismagius, correct? Because in the CM + Encore Zam thread you said that "Remember, in accordance with the new gender rule, Pokemon are referred to as people, meaning each Pokemon has a specific gender (barring genderless Pokemon). Alakazam is male." so I thought I was required to refer to Chansey, Milotic, and Mismagius as "she" instead of 'it."

    Anyways thanks for the check!
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    About this, the rules of C&C have changed once again (lol). After some debate in this thread, Aeolus decided that any pronoun reference is fine as long as it is kept consistent within an analysis. Changing Chansey, Milotic, and Mismagius's gender references is entirely up to you, it's just my personal preference that everything should be "it." However, this is your choice as the writer, not mine.
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    k dude, i was about to post a regirock set in the quality control section but i suppose i can just post it here. i've played around with a pure attacker regirock and i feel like it outclasses choice band.

    [SET]
    name: Attacker
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Ice Punch
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Life Orb
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe

    as a choice band attacker, rhyperior outclasses regirock by miles thanks to its juggernaut attack stat, which can often make prediction easier. just use stone edge and it will even hurt stuff resisted. i feel like the life orb set is perfect for regirock because it has access to explosion. it's easier to threaten physical walls who will switch into this set due to the fear of explosion. predicting the explosion on the switch if oftentimes risky, which is why i went to test lo. its a powerful set for sure. the spe+ is pretty awesome for beating standard milotic and most physical walls.

    additionally, regirock packs quite the defense on both ends which can really help survive stuff like surf from milotic if you are feeling gutsy exploding in front of its face. milotic deals 61.8% - 73.8% on this regirock. i feel like this would be better over CB.
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    Despite of what the OP said, if the above set is deemed better, I really think Rock Polish should get a slash/mention over Ice Punch. Yeah, Rhyperior pretty much outclasses Regirock 95% of the times as an attacker, but the extra special bulk and access to Explosion can really come in handy when attempting to sweep. Of course, you have much more experience with Regirock than I do, and most likely your judgement is more adequated, but I thought it was worth mentioning at least.
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    Errrr. A bit late to the party aren't you franky? <_____<

    Wouldn't it be easier to just slash LO or something and mention RP in AC? ._.
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    ya i'm late. yeah a slash would work but my point was making life orb the primary slash and gearing the set comments towards life orb more. cb is more additional comments material imo due to the reasons i've explained already.
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    Eh I guess I'll make LO the main option. RP added to AC.

    Can we get a 2nd grammar check here please? And DZ don't forget the stamp pleassseeee. :)
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    Bump. This just needs one more GP check.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Regirock is often overshadowed by Registeel, (comma) who boasts more balanced defensive stats and a superior set of resistances. However, Regirock fits a specific niche in countering the Fire-types running rampant in the UU metagame. Regirock has superior Attack and STAB as well, allowing it to deal with Moltres and other Pokemon who Registeel has trouble with.</p>

    <p>Because of its ability to reliably set up Stealth Rock, counter many top threats in the metagame, and use Explosion when it’s finished, Regirock is one of the best tanks in UU. It can take hits from a wide variety of UU Pokemon while also dishing damage back out, which is Regirock's main advantage over the other walls in UU (such as Chansey, Registeel, and even Steelix).</p>

    (changed some orders of words slightly due to repetitiveness of the "Regirock" starts.)

    [SET]
    name: Tank
    move 1: Stone Edge / Rock Slide
    move 2: Earthquake / Thunder Wave / Toxic
    move 3: Stealth Rock
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 36 Atk / 220 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set focuses on Regirock's ability to check numerous threats in the UU metagame, while also being able to pose a threat offensively. Regirock's excellent Defense aids it in countering and checking many physical sweepers. Additionally, Regirock can use its impressive bulk to gain free turns for reliably setting up Stealth Rock.</p>

    (i added in the words due to removing a paragraph later on... read on to find out why.)

    <p>Stone Edge and Earthquake for create the infamous EdgeQuake combination, which provides great type coverage backed by Regirock's respectable Attack stat. Explosion is what differentiates Regirock from Pokemon such as Rhyperior and Aggron. A well-timed Explosion can turn the tides of a match.</p>

    (didn't like how "for" was used here.)


    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Regirock has amazing defensive capabilities, similar to Registeel. However, Regirock has the advantage of having higher Attack and a stronger STAB than Registeel, allowing it to avoid becoming set-up fodder. With Regirock's nearly unmatched defenses, it will get a lot of free turns, allowing it to easily set up Stealth Rock; and as with a few other defensive Pokemon, Regirock can go out with a bang by using Explosion.</p>

    (i'm not so sure about this paragraph. most of the details are already said in set comments and the overview. i'd consider deleting this paragraph and shuffling the unrepeated information elsewhere.)

    <p>Stone Edge is best used with Earthquake, as 8 PP is too little to rely on for a wall such as Regirock. Earthquake also gives Regirock a way to hit Steelix and Registeel, as well as Fighting-types. However, paralysis support is always useful, and if Thunder Wave is chosen, then Rock Slide becomes the superior option. With Rock Slide, Regirock will not have PP issues, and also benefits from gains access to a nice flinch chance. An alternative to Thunder Wave is Toxic, which can severely cripple Pokemon like Milotic and Donphan as they switch in. If you already have a reliable Stealth Rock user (such as Mesprit or Uxie), Toxic can go in the third slot to complement either Earthquake or Thunder Wave. Rest can be used over Explosion to ensure Regirock sticks around a bit longer; however, it would be wise to pair it with a cleric such as Chansey or Clefable so it's not a sitting duck. With the given EV spread, Regirock can comfortably defeat powerful threats such as Mismagius and Houndoom, never being OHKOed by a +2 Hidden Power Fighting or Dark Pulse, respectively. If a more hard-hitting Regirock is desired, an alternative EV spread of 236 HP / 252 Atk / 20 Spe Adamant may be used, but Regirock now has a decent chance of being OHKOed by Timid Life Orb Alakazam's Focus Blast and Nasty Plot Houndoom's Dark Pulse.</p>

    <p>Regirock can check Pokemon such as Blaziken, (remove comma) and Moltres, and the like. Blaziken only causes trouble if Regirock is weakened, or if Blaziken runs rare moves such as Focus Blast or Swords Dance. With its amazing defenses, Regirock can switch into Moltres and is one of the few Pokemon who can reliably take it on, OHKOing it with its STAB Rock move of choice.</p>

    <p>Regirock really enjoys having a Grass-type to sponge the Water- and Ground-type attacks thrown at it. Pokemon such as Venusaur provide nice support for Regirock by bringing down bulky Water-types. Altaria is another Pokemon who can be of use, being resistant to the Fighting- and Water-type attacks aimed at Regirock and while being immune to Ground-type attacks. Both of these Pokemon have instant recovery moves, so Regirock can form a solid defensive core with them. Mismagius can take advantage of Regirock's ability to lure Ground- and Fighting-type attacks, as it can switch into them with impunity. Weezing also makes a great partner as it resists Regirock's Grass- and Fighting-type weaknesses, and is immune to Ground-type attacks. Wish support is greatly appreciated because of Regirock's lack of a reliable recovery move. Chansey makes a good Wish passer to pair with Regirock, as it lures out physical attacks for Regirock to switch into (won't Chansey be luring mainly physical Fighting attacks?). Leafeon makes a decent alternative Wish passer, possessing great defensive synergy with Regirock.</p>

    <p>With Explosion, Regirock can punch some major holes in the opponent’s team, allowing other Pokemon to sweep. Bulky Water-types like to switch into Regirock, (remove comma) and attempt to force it out with STAB Surf. However, Regirock can absorb the Surf and Explode, eliminating the bulky Water-type. Pokemon such as Rock Polish Rhyperior and Azumarill benefit greatly from these Pokemon being removed from the battle, and thus make good partners for Regirock.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Mono Attacker
    move 1: Curse
    move 2: Rock Slide / Stone Edge
    move 3: Rest
    move 4: Sleep Talk
    item: Leftovers / Chesto Berry
    nature: Careful
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set aims to abuses Regirock's bulk to set up a late-game sweep. This Regirock set is especially effective while sandstorm is in effect. With excellent defenses, Regirock will have no trouble setting up Curse, aided by Rest and Sleep Talk. After a couple of Curses, the opponent will likely not be able to KO Regirock with any Pokemon who can survive a boosted Rock Slide.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>This set reaches its full potential in sandstorm, especially as the last Pokemon standing so that it can't be forced out. With incredible Defense, (comma) and decent Attack, (comma) and Special Defense, Regirock can set up six Curses quite easily in sandstorm, (remove comma) and sweep your opponent's team. Mono attacker Regirock plays similarly to CroCune in OU. (don't care!) Rock Slide is good for sweeping more reliably (mention more PP?); however, Stone Edge is an alternative for more power.</p>

    (i'm not actually sure what the right term should be at the "forced" part. i didn't want it to just be "Roared" because there's Whirlwind. "phaze" seems to indicate "Haze" which would ruin crorock. the term i'm using seems to be weak to perish song, which would honestly force the opponent out, but since regirock would be the last pokemon, i guess it can't be forced out anyways and dies so i came up to "forced".)

    <p>Since Regirock already boasts an insane Defense stat, Regirock's EVs should be put into Special Defense and HP (its Special Defense also receives a boost from sandstorm). Leftovers is the preferred item, but Chesto Berry allows Regirock to instantly wake up upon using Rest, allowing it to sweep and prevent itself from becoming set-up fodder.</p>

    (although "preventing it" reads fine itself, it doesn't read fine when combine to the rest of the phrase because of the "ing" ending.)

    <p>This variant of Regirock needs a Pokemon who can set up permanent sandstorm. Without sandstorm in play, Regirock struggles to wall powerful special hits. Unfortunately, Hippopotas is the only option in UU.</p>

    <p>In UU, this Regirock has quite a bit of trouble against Steelix and Donphan, who have great Defense, STAB Earthquake, and Roar to force Regirock out. Pokemon such as Nidoking, Magmortar, and Blaziken can OHKO Steelix, Donphan, and other walls who may be in Regirock's way; however, Magmortar and Blaziken lack sandstorm immunity, so Nidoking might be the preferred choice is preferred. Haze Milotic is a big nuisance to Regirock, preventing it from setting up. Venusaur makes a fantastic partner, as it can easily switch in on Milotic and threaten it with STAB Grass attacks. Regirock should be wary of setting up until Encore and Trick users have been eliminated. Common users of these moves include Alakazam, Clefable, and Uxie. Drapion with Pursuit can be a great partner with its ability to eliminate common Psychic-type Trick users, and can set up Toxic Spikes to aid Regirock's sweep (so what about that Clefable?).</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive
    move 1: Stone Edge
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Ice Punch
    move 4: Explosion
    item: Life Orb / Choice Band
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>An Offensive Regirock aims to hit its usual counters hard with boosted attacks. STAB Stone Edge nails any Pokemon who doesn't resist it, and deals respectable damage even when resisted. Earthquake and Ice Punch hit Steel-types and Ground-types, respectively. When Regirock has run its course, Explosion makes sure it takes out another Pokemon before it bites the dust.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL OPTIONS]

    <p>Regirock's Attack stat is often overshadowed by its monstrous Defense stat. Even though Regirock is terribly slow, it is incredibly bulky and decently powerful working off a base 100 Attack stat.</p>

    <p>Stone Edge is Regirock's main STAB attack, and will dent almost everything who does not resist it. Earthquake is a nice coverage move, hitting Steelix for super effective damage, and also taking care of Registeel quite easily. Ice Punch is there to KO Pokemon such as Torterra and Claydol, who completely wall Stone Edge and Earthquake. A boosted Explosion is extremely powerful, easily KOing any wall who isn't resistant or immune to it. If using Life Orb, one may consider running Rock Polish over a coverage move or Explosion so Regirock can pull off a late-game sweep by boosting its Speed.</p>

    (isn't most of this paragraph in the set comments?)

    <p>Regirock takes advantage of the presence of Pokemon such as Houndoom and Arcanine, who give Regirock a free opportunity to switch in. Venusaur is probably the best partner for this Regirock set, as it lures out the two previously mentioned Pokemon (Houndoom and Arcanine), and is also able to take hits from the bulky Water-type Pokemon who give this set trouble. With Houndoom and Arcanine out of the way, Grass-types and Pokemon susceptible to priority, such as Alakazam or Absol, have a much easier time sweeping.</p>

    [Team Options]

    <p>With most of Regirock's sets, Toxic Spikes helps a significant amount by allowing Regirock to easily outstall a significant portion of the UU metagame. While sandstorm support is not required by any means, it certainly helps Regirock obtain its full potential and makes it extremely hard to take down. In UU, Hippopotas is the only option for permanent sandstorm support.</p>

    <p>Regirock is not a sweeper, so it does not really need help from other Pokemon in that regard. It will, however, help Pokemon who benefit from its strong Explosion and Stealth Rock support. Fire-types and sweeping Water-types (for example, like Arcanine and Azumarill) benefit from a Pokemon such as Milotic or Slowbro gone via Explosion. Pokemon such as Sceptile also benefit greatly from Stealth Rock support and the removal of Moltres, which Regirock can easily do.</p>

    (at the "it", Regirock was changed to avoid repetitiveness.)

    <p>As a pure Rock-type, Regirock is weak to Grass-, Water-, Ground-, Fighting-, and Steel-type attacks. While this seems like a hefty number of weaknesses, you have to account for the fact that there are barely any users of Steel-type attacks in UU, making a Steel-type weakness unimportant. STAB Grass-type attacks are used by Pokemon like Torterra, Sceptile, Leafeon, and Venusaur. Water-type attacks are seen from many bulky Water-types such as Milotic, Slowbro, and Azumarill. Ground- and Fighting-type attacks are basically seen everywhere making Mismagius a great partner for Regirock with its immunities. Venusaur is a great partner as well, easily taking Grass- and Water-type attacks. Regirock can also take Fire- or Flying-type attack aimed at Venusaur.</p>

    <p>Luckily for Regirock, the Pokemon who are often used with Regirock's counters are easily beaten by Regirock itself. Slowbro and Milotic are often seen with Arcanine and Altaria, who Regirock handles with STAB Rock attacks. This means that oftentimes the opponent will immediately switch to their bulky Water-type when Regirock switches in. If Regirock's use is up, it can Explode as the opponent switches, eliminating their bulky Water-type.</p>

    [Optional Changes]

    <p>A "RascalRock" set can be used, (remove comma) with Swagger, Thunder Wave, Rock Slide, and a filler like Psych Up. This set would annoy your opponent, but not do much more than that. A set with Counter can be used, as Pokemon such as Steelix will commonly use physical attacks to try and take Regirock down, but Regirock often has trouble giving up a moveslot for Counter. Regirock can also set up Sunny Day and Stealth Rock while Exploding on the opponent's bulky Water-type.</p>

    (set up for verb, set-up for noun)

    [Counters]

    <p>Regirock has many counters, due to being more defensively oriented. Steelix is a good switch-in to Regirock, as it takes next to nothing from its STAB Rock attack, and very little damage from Earthquake. Steelix can put a dent in Regirock with its STAB Earthquake, which will eventually KO. Similarly, Pokemon such as Rhyperior, Donphan, and Omastar can switch into almost any attack from Regirock with their high Defense stat, and KO Regirock with STAB Earthquake or Surf.</p>

    <p>Bulky Water-types such as Slowbro and Milotic can switch into Regirock with ease, and KO Regirock with STAB Surf. However, Regirock can deal major damage to these threats with Explosion. Venusaur can switch into almost any attack (but beware of except Thunder Wave), (remove comma) while threatening to KO Regirock with a STAB Grass-type attack. Blaziken can KO Regirock with Superpower if it switches into a Fire Blast or a super effective Hidden Power; however, Regirock can survive a Superpower if it has taken very little prior damage.</p>

    <p>The Curse set has trouble with Haze Milotic, who stops it cold. Sturdy phazers like Blastoise and Steelix give it problems as well. Encore and Trick can stop a Cursing Regirock in its tracks, but most users need to be wary of switching in because of their relative frailty.</p>


    Beforehand, I actually changed all of the "its" directed outside of Regirock to "he/she" but it seems that as long as you're consistent with one pronoun, you're fine so I changed them all back to "its" (just re-read the gender thread).

    I got tired of seeing "STAB" a lot so I opted for most of them to be removed. There are still some "STAB"s in there, though (those can stay).

    There are also some information repeated from additional comments to set comments or elsewhere. I find myself going "I know I know!" but maybe this was intended to keep the information stickied in my head or something? I believe it doesn't really matter from the set's comments/additional comments to the team options, though.

    Anyways, nice job Thund!
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    Thank you hon I shall update it asap.
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    Changes made. This should be ready for upload.
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    yeah so this has two GP checks and it appears to be done; can a mod take a look at this please?

    (because otherwise it'll just sit in the bowels of c&c forever, and there's nothing i hate more than that -.-)
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    If it's done, the author should change the prefix to (Done) so that the mods easily notice it. That's the easiest way to market done things to the uploading staff.
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    Oooh I didn't know I could do that....lol. Ok I did it for this and the Dodrio update hopefully they both get on-site soon. :)
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    I am confused by this thread. It has GP stamps....but I don't see QC stamps, and it definitely doesn't follow what my QC thread suggests.

    Basically, the tank's main spread should be 204 HP / 148 Atk / 156 SpD Adamant with the specially defensive spread in set comments with Thunder Wave and Rock Slide as the best options.

    I don't remember exactly why I chose this thread (was a while ago), but iirc it survives the attacks it needs to from Moltres and co, and it also nails Heracross and other mons pretty hard on the switch with Stone Edge.

    Luckily that's the only thing you left out....so yea.

    This is why I don't like prefixes.
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    I was told by Twash that I could update this and Shiftry (which I have yet to post. Sorry!) without needing QC's approval. When I first updated this i went by useage because I thought thats what it needed to be based on. Ill take another look at your thread when im on my laptop which is when the fucking electricity is restored on my street...

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