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Reuniclus (Analysis)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Iconic, Mar 19, 2011.

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    [Overview]

    <p>Reuniclus is an anomalous Pokemon to say the least. Even though it has an awful typing and an even worse Speed stat, it is still one of the most threatening sweepers in the metagame. Reuniclus has the bulk, power, and movepool to be an effective sweeper through the use of either Calm Mind or Trick Room. In addition, its Magic Guard ability is among the best in the game, allowing Reuniclus to avoid the wildly popular entry hazard and sandstorm damage, as well as letting Reuniclus abuse Life Orb by preventing recoil. Despite all its strengths, not all is perfect for Reuniclus. Its counters, such as Tyranitar, Scizor, and Jirachi, are among the most popular in OU, which can make it very difficult for it to sweep. However, with a bit of proper team support and some intelligent playing, Reuniclus can easily rip through virtually any type of team.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Recover
    move 3: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 4: Focus Blast
    item: Leftovers / Life Orb
    ability: Magic Guard
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Despite its terrible Speed and relatively bad typing, access to useful sweeping moves and excellent stats make Reuniclus one of the most prominent threats in the Black and White metagame. With Calm Mind, Recover, and a ton of defensive bulk, Reuniclus becomes a potent sweeper that is extremely hard to take down. Reuniclus separates itself from other Calm Mind users thanks to its ability, Magic Guard, which means it doesn't care at all about the Achilles' heel of other bulky sweepers: Toxic damage. As such, Reuniclus can easily defeat Blissey and Chansey one-on-one, and most stall teams will crumble at its hands.</p>

    <p>Calm Mind is the crux of the set, allowing Reuniclus to boost its fantastic Special Attack and modest Special Defense to higher levels. Thanks to Recover, Reuniclus can heal off damage it sustains while it sets up, and the ability to heal at any given moment along with the boosts that Calm Mind provides make Reuniclus very difficult to counter. Psychic and Focus Blast are Reuniclus's attacks of choice, and they provide excellent coverage alongside one another. Psychic is Reuniclus's obligatory powerful STAB attack, whereas Focus Blast is necessary to combat Reuniclus's main counters that resist Psychic. Psyshock is a decent option over Psychic mainly to defeat Calm Mind Latios and Latias, but it has little utility other than that, as it isn't required to beat special walls like Blissey. Although the accuracy of Focus Blast can be a letdown sometimes, it is inadvisable to use Hidden Power Fighting in its place because it only does a paltry 45% to max Special Defense Tyranitar after a Calm Mind, while Focus Blast will OHKO the same Tyranitar after it has taken Stealth Rock damage twice. The purpose of this set is to gradually set up for a sweep, so a Bold nature with max Defense is required to absorb hits from the likes of Gliscor and Ferrothorn. Leftovers is also crucial, as it allows Reuniclus to escape the 2HKO from Sassy Tyranitar's Crunch. However, Life Orb is still a perfectly usable alternative to take advantage of Magic Guard and for more immediate power.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>Reuniclus is very difficult to beat due to its power and longevity, but there are several very common Pokemon that can counter it well. Bulky Scizor is easily Reuniclus's most legitimate threat, as it can take multiple Focus Blasts and retaliate with powerful Bug Bites. Although a +1 Focus Blast will almost OHKO, Tyranitar can come in freely on Psychic or Calm Mind and threaten with either Crunch or Pursuit. Latias with Roar is an excellent counter to Reuniclus, as it can set up its own Calm Minds and Roar Reuniclus to prevent Reuniclus's own setup. However, Latias will lose if Reuniclus carries Psyshock and will have to rely on a critical hit if Reuniclus is the last Pokemon on an opponent's team. Psychic-types with Taunt, such as Mew and Deoxys-D, can prevent Reuniclus from setting up, but they will be forced to outstall it since they will struggle to do any meaningful damage to Reuniclus. Jirachi with investment in Special Defense is an excellent Reuniclus counter; it can paralyze and usually flinch its way past Reuniclus with Iron Head, while also healing itself with Wish in the process. Defensive Metagross works similarly, and although it isn't nearly as bulky as Jirachi, it can fire off very powerful Meteor Mashes to wear down Reuniclus. Despite its rarity and general lack of utility, Spiritomb is probably the best Reuniclus counter in existence, being immune to both Psychic and Focus Blast, and able to trap Reuniclus with Pursuit.</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can beat the wildly popular Scizor and Tyranitar are usually the best partners for Reuniclus. Fighting-type Pokemon pair particularly well with Reuniclus, because they resist Scizor's Bug- and Tyranitar's Dark-type STABs, while Reuniclus covers their weakness to Psychic. Infernape gets a special mention for being able to take Scizor's Bullet Punches despite its frailty and hit back with a powerful Fire-type attack. Conkeldurr is a fairly solid partner for Reuniclus, since it can boast being one of the best Tyranitar counters in the game, and it can also hit Scizor with powerful Drain Punches. Although it doesn't contribute as many useful resistances, Rotom-W pairs extremely well with Reuniclus thanks to its excellent defenses, and it can hit Scizor and Tyranitar with either Will-O-Wisp or Hydro Pump. A Tyranitar of your own, particularly Pursuit variants, can prove useful for eliminating Latios and Latias, and it can hit Mew and Deoxys-D hard, assuming it avoids Will-O-Wisp from the former. Heatran is a good Reuniclus teammate; it is a fantastic Mew counter, and it can also deal with the likes of Scizor and Deoxys-D. You'll find that Reuniclus is quite easy to fit onto most teams thanks to its combination of bulk and power, especially those that are weak to stall.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 3: Focus Blast
    move 4: Shadow Ball
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Magic Guard
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 192 HP / 64 Def / 252 SpA
    ivs: 0 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Reuniclus's low Speed and excellent Special Attack make it a natural candidate for a Trick Room sweeper. Magic Guard further adds to Reuniclus's potent sweeping capabilities, as it is not affected by residual damage, including Life Orb recoil, sandstorm, and entry hazards. Whereas most Reuniclus use Calm Mind and Recover to break down stall, this set gives fast offensive teams a great deal of problems thanks to its excellent coverage and ability to outpace virtually all Pokemon when Trick Room is active.</p>

    <p>The idea of this set is to come in on a non-threatening Pokemon, such as Conkeldurr, set up a Trick Room, and attempt a sweep. With a Quiet nature and an IV of 0, Reuniclus reaches a Speed stat of 58, allowing it to outpace every common Pokemon bar minimum Speed Ferrothorn after it sets up Trick Room. The three listed attacks provide Reuniclus with perfect coverage, and they each have a solid Base Power to take advantage of Reuniclus's great Special Attack. Despite its relatively bad coverage, Psychic is still a very solid STAB that hits anything that doesn't resist it very hard thanks to Life Orb and the investment in Special Attack. As always, Psyshock is an option to 2HKO Blissey after Stealth Rock and hit Jellicent harder, but its lower Base Power makes it weaker against most opponents. Focus Blast and Shadow Ball are excellent auxiliary attacks for Reuniclus, nailing the Dark- and Psychic-types, respectively, that resist Psychic. Unlike Calm Mind variants, Trick Room Reuniclus has little to fear from Tyranitar, as Focus Blast OHKOes all versions regardless of its EV spread or nature. Although Shadow Ball is necessary to hit the likes of Latios, Latias, and Mew super effectively, Hidden Power Fire is still a worthwhile consideration in its place to lure and OHKO Scizor, who is one of the most common counters to Trick Room Reuniclus.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>Blissey (and by extension, Chansey) is public enemy number one. She or her pre-evolved form can come in on any Reuniclus that lacks Psyshock and wear it down with Seismic Toss while healing off any damage she sustains with Softboiled or Wish. Scizor will hate taking a Focus Blast, but Reuniclus can't OHKO him without Hidden Power Fire, whereas Scizor can easily KO back with Choice Band U-turn or an unboosted Bug Bite followed by a Bullet Punch. Although other bulky Steel-types won't be able to keep up with Reuniclus, Jirachi deserves mention as a solid counter thanks to its neutrality to Focus Blast, as well as its ability to stall turns of Trick Room with Wish and Protect. Jirachi will have to be wary of a Special Defense drop, but it will still be able to paralyze Reuniclus with Body Slam or Thunder Wave and flinch it with Iron Head. For these reasons, Infernape is a fantastic partner for Reuniclus, thanks to its ability to OHKO Blissey, Chansey, Scizor, and Jirachi with its powerful STABs. It can also use U-turn to scout and potentially allow Reuniclus to come in for free. Conkeldurr is another excellent partner for Reuniclus, as again, it can take out Blissey and Chansey, and its typing pairs nicely with that of Reuniclus. Gliscor is a solid choice to use alongside Reuniclus due to the fact that most Blissey and Chansey don't have Ice Beam. It also beats most Scizor variants as long as it runs Taunt, and it is a very solid Jirachi counter as well. Since Trick Room Reuniclus is a fantastic way of luring and OHKOing Tyranitar, Pokemon that take advantage of Tyranitar's absence make decent partners. Latios and Latias, despite sharing similar weaknesses with Reuniclus, are probably the best examples, as many teams will fall without Tyranitar to counter them.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick
    move 1: Trick
    move 2: Calm Mind / Focus Blast
    move 3: Psychic
    move 4: Recover
    item: Flame Orb
    ability: Magic Guard
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Due to the absurd prevalence of Tyranitar and Scizor, it can sometimes be difficult for Reuniclus to perform well even with teammates that are devoted to removing them. This set aims to lure and cripple some of Reuniclus's most common counters by utilizing Trick and Flame Orb as a pseudo, albeit 100% accurate, Will-O-Wisp. In addition to Tyranitar and Scizor, most of Reuniclus's counters are physically-inclined, such as Metagross and Jirachi. As such, crippling them with a burn will not only allow Reuniclus to do more damage to the opponent's team, it can also effectively facilitate a sweep for a teammate who shares a common counter with Reuniclus.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>Trick Orb Reuniclus is best used early- or mid-game to lure and cripple its counters. Team Preview is your best friend here, as it will allow you to scout if your opponent has a dedicated Reuniclus counter, such as Tyranitar, which will in turn indicate what you should Trick Reuniclus's Flame Orb onto. Whereas some Reuniclus counters may be hesitant to switch in after Flame Orb is revealed, Calm Mind is an excellent way to virtually force the likes of Tyranitar and Scizor to come in against Reuniclus, as most special attackers won't be able to handle Reuniclus after a few Calm Minds. Once Reuniclus has Tricked its Flame Orb onto what should hopefully be one of its counters, it can proceed to attempt a sweep with Calm Mind and Psychic. Recover works nicely with the flow of this set, as it allows Reuniclus to heal while setting up, and also lets it outstall burned Pokemon that are immune to Psychic, such as Tyranitar. Focus Blast can be used in place of Calm Mind for a way of hitting Steel- and Dark-types, although it leaves Reuniclus with no way of boosting its Special Attack and generally makes Reuniclus less threatening.</p>

    <p>There are very few Pokemon that can switch into Reuniclus, either because they'll hate being burned or be unable to stop Reuniclus once it begins using Calm Mind. Calm Mind Latias with Roar is probably the only Pokemon that can do both, as it isn't bothered too much by Flame Orb and can set up alongside Reuniclus. Other than that, countering Reuniclus involves ensuring your Reuniclus counter does not get burned, using something along the lines of Heatran to absorb the Flame Orb. Tyranitar is an obvious teammate to eliminate Latias, but this Reuniclus set takes a more support-oriented approach than other variants, meaning its teammates should be the ones who benefit from Reuniclus's ability to lure and burn Pokemon like Tyranitar and Scizor. Latios is a prime example, as it is usually stopped cold by most of Reuniclus's counters, and so having them burned will make things much easier for Latios. Other Pokemon such as Hydreigon, that have trouble with Tyranitar and specially defensive Steel-types, are also good partners.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>There aren't many other viable options for Reuniclus to run. A Choice Specs set may sound nice for more immediate power, but it is outclassed by Life Orb in virtually every sense thanks to Magic Guard. A three attack set with Recover and max Special Attack is also a possibility, although Reuniclus is far too slow to attempt a sweep without any defensive investment.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Reuniclus's diversity can make it difficult to counter, although each set is perfectly beatable. Calm Mind sets will struggle against Tyranitar and Scizor thanks to their good Special Defense and super effective attacks. Scizor also fares nicely against Trick Room variants due to its ability to take a Life Orb Focus Blast and KO Reuniclus back. Bulky Steel-types like Jirachi and Metagross can also prove to be good counters as long as they invest in Special Defense. Psychic-types such as Mew and Deoxys-D can come in thanks to their resistances to Psychic and Focus Blast and Taunt Reuniclus to prevent it from using Calm Mind. Victini also resists Calm Mind Reuniclus's attacks, and it can severly damage Reuniclus with either V-create or U-turn. Spiritomb is considered one of the best Calm Mind Reuniclus counters thanks to its immunity to both of its attacks, allowing Spiritomb to either set up its own Calm Minds or damage Reuniclus with Pursuit. Trick Room Reuniclus without Psyshock will be stopped entirely by Blissey and Chansey due to their enormous Special Defense and their ability to heal off any damage they sustain. Latias is considered one of the best overall Reuniclus counters, as it is able to handily defeat Calm Mind, Trick Room, and Trick Orb variants by using Calm Mind and Roar. However, any Calm Mind Reuniclus with Psyshock will be a big problem for Latias.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Reuniclus receives Regenerator through Dream World, which is an amazing ability that heals Reuniclus each time it switches out. However, it is usually inferior to Magic Guard, as immunity to damage from Stealth Rock, Spikes, weather, status and Life Orb recoil will generally be more useful than an extra 33% HP each time Reuniclus exits a battle.</p>
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    Looks good, Iconic. I'd just mention this: When using Focus Blast on Trick Orb, running 252 HP / 252 SpA with a Modest nature is better than running 252 HP / 252 Def with a Bold nature. Without CM, you don't need the bulk since you aren't setting up; instead, the added power is preferable.

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    As a final note (wow fast QC guys), please mention Hidden Power Fighting and Thunder Wave in the Other Options, and state that if Reuniclus gets it's Focus Blasts stalled out, it's basically useless against Dark-types and Jirachi and Shedinja with the CM set. Too many times I've abused Substitute Jirachi and won games just because CM Reuniclus used up all its Focus Blasts (or missed and gave Jirachi a free Substitute) and get beaten by SubCM or Substitute + Paralysis.
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    I'm not an expert, but wouldn't a Relaxed nature work better in the first and third set? It's just in case a Trick Room user comes in. Also Reuniblcus won't outspeed anything with its mediocre Speed.
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    In Counters, why are Dark-Types a Counter for Trick Orb? Last I checked, Trick works on Darks-Types.
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    The default Trick-Orb set runs only Psychic as an attack, which Dark types are understandably immune to. Once the Flame Orb has been tricked away, the Trick-Orb set has no way of damaging Dark types.

    Obviously not an issue if the set is running Focus Blast over Calm Mind.
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    My Reuniclus runs this set

    ''Calm-clus"

    Move #1: Psychic
    Move #2: HP Fire
    Move #3: Calm mind
    Move #4: Recover
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Magic guard
    EVs: 252 HP/4 SpA/252 SpD
    Nature: Calm

    Strait Forward really Calm mind then Recover if needed works really well if you have a trick room pokemon on your team.
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    Looks like the already put up calm mind set but worse since it can no longer set up on physical attackers as well and sacrifices the ability to hit dark type pokemon super effectively for the ability to take down Scizor with ease.

    On the note of Reinc, I wonder if this thing would be uber material if it ever got access for aura sphere.

    On another another note, does Reinc have any merit with regenerator or will this just be an OC mention even when it's released? I can't see it using regenerator well at all aside from MAYBE on the trick room set.
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    No point in continuing, you clearly won't change your mind and I don't want to keep flooding. In fact, I'll delete my previous posts in the thread. If you want to talk about this, PM me.
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    While Magic Guard is an awesome ability, Regenerator is also another great ability for a defensively oriented Pokemon like this. If you're fighting a more offensively based team which doesn't rely too much on spikes and status, you get more merit out of recovering a third (?) of your HP each time you switch out than from removing residual damage. Plus if you play carefully (remove hazards, etc) you can bluff Magic Guard for a while since it's more common, giving your opponent a nasty surprise when you both flee battle and recover, letting you switch into an attack later which would have KOed you without the boost to your HP.
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    why dont you have psyshock as an option on the trickroom set? psyshock helps take care of potential wall such as blissey or chansey
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    Psyshock is sorta pointless on the trick room set mainly because psychic hits a lot harder and this Reinc isn't meant to stick around forever unlike the calm mind set for example. It just isn't worth losing power and possible losing to a few bulky fightings like conkeldurr for beating out blissey/chansey.
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    I disagree since trick room only last 5 turns i feel its better having mixed pokemon (even better when a pokemon is mixed while you still only have to buff one attack stat) to limit the amount of switching you have to do so you can take full advantage of trick room. Also at the very min psyshock should be a option on trick room teams depending on what other pokes you have on the team. if your trick room using pokes are to based on spc attacking that having one that can attack on the physical side is almost necessary. Lastly i have not done dmg calcs on this but i feel i have one shot durrs with psyshock before, and thanks to that move i have also taken down blissey's and chansey's thanks to that move. Anyway i just feel it should be put as another options next to psychic.
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    Conkel is never OHKO'd by a psyshock from Reuniclus. Even a +1 Psyshock will sometimes fail to OHKO a conkel if it is at full health.

    I don't deny psyshock should be considered an option but making it the main slash isn't probably the best option.
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    This may seem like an odd set, but it works.

    [SET]
    name: Bulky Attacker
    move 1: Recover
    move 2: Psychic
    move 3: Focus Blast
    move 4: Shadow Ball
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Magic Guard
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 192 HP / 64 Def / 252 SpA
    ivs: 0 Spe

    Yeah, even though it can't set up CMs, all of its key moves are there and make it difficult to get rid of. To put it simply, even though it can't set up, it can rip through teams multiple times.

    On a side note, HP Fire needs mentions.
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    Does the Dream World section need a mention that its ability hasn't been released yet?
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    Yeah, but this isn't completely written up yet, so it's no big deal.
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    I'm running:

    move 1: Psychic
    move 2: Shadow Ball
    move 3: Calm Mind
    move 4: Hidden Power Fire
    ability: Magic Guard
    nature: Quiet
    EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SpD
    IVs: 0 Spe (leads to a 64 BP Hidden Power, need to fix this, actually)

    I use this chum in Trick Room and he's awesome, particularly when people attempt to Swords Dance with Scizor or set up entry hazards with Ferrothorn. HP Fire is a great move instead of Focus Blast (particularly the 100% accuracy).
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    So, so tempting.....

    Anyway, you need [Additional Comments] tags on your sets.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Reuniclus is an anomalous Pokemon to say the least. It has an awful typing and even worse Speed, yet it is still one of the most threatening sweepers in the metagame. Reuniclus has the bulk, power, and movepool to be an effective sweeper through the use of either Calm Mind or Trick Room. In addition, its Magic Guard ability is among the best in the game, allowing Reuniclus to avoid wildly popular entry hazard and sandstorm damage, as well as letting Reuniclus abuse Life Orb by preventing recoil. Despite all its strengths, not all is perfect for Reuniclus. Its counters, including Tyranitar, Scizor, and Jirachi, are among the most popular in OU, which can make it very difficult for it to sweep. However, with a bit of proper team support and some intelligent playing, Reuniclus can easily rip through virtually any type of team.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Recover
    move 3: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 4: Focus Blast
    item: Leftovers / Life Orb
    ability: Magic Guard
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Despite its terrible Speed and relatively bad typing, access to useful sweeping moves and excellent stats make Reuniclus one of the most prominent threats in the Black and White metagame. With Calm Mind, Recover, and a ton of defensive bulk, Reuniclus becomes a potent sweeper that is extremely hard to take down. Reuniclus separates itself from other Calm Minders thanks to its ability, Magic Guard, which means it doesn't care at all about the Achilles' heel of other Calm Mind users: Toxic damage. As such, Reuniclus can easily defeat Blissey and Chansey one-on-one, and most stall teams will crumble at its hands.</p>

    <p>Calm Mind is of course the crux of the set, allowing Reuniclus to boost its fantastic Special Attack and modest Special Defense to higher levels. Thanks to Recover, Reuniclus can heal off damage it sustains while it sets up, and the ability to heal at any given moment along with the boosts that Calm Mind provides make Reuniclus very difficult to counter. Psychic and Focus Blast are Reuniclus's attacks of choice, and they provide excellent coverage alongside one another. While Psychic is Reuniclus's obligatory powerful STAB attack, Focus Blast is necessary to combat Reuniclus's main counters that resist Psychic. Psyshock is a decent option over Psychic mainly to defeat Calm Mind Latios and Latias, but it has little utility other than that, as it isn't required to beat special walls like Blissey. Although the accuracy of Focus Blast can be a letdown sometimes, it is unadvisable inadvisable to use Hidden Power Fighting in its place because it only does a paltry 45% to max Special Defense Tyranitar after a Calm Mind, while Focus Blast will OHKO the same Tyranitar after it has taken Stealth Rock damage twice. Since the purpose of this set is to gradually set up for a sweep, a Bold nature with max Defense is required to absorb hits from the likes of Gliscor and Ferrothorn. Leftovers is also crucial, as it allows Reuniclus to escape the 2HKO from Sassy Tyranitar's Crunch. However, Life Orb is still a perfectly usable useable alternative to take advantage of Magic Guard and for more immediate power.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>Reuniclus is very difficult to beat due to its power and longevity, but there are several very common Pokemon that can counter it well. Bulky Scizor is easily Reuniclus's most legitimate threat, as it can take multiple Focus Blasts and retaliate with powerful Bug Bites. Although a +1 Focus Blast will almost OHKO, Tyranitar can come in freely on Psychic or Calm Mind and threaten with either Crunch or Pursuit. Latias with Roar is an excellent counter to Reuniclus, as it can set up its own Calm Minds and Roar Reuniclus as it tries to do the same to prevent Reuniclus's own setup. However, Latias will lose if Reuniclus carries Psyshock and will have to rely on a critical hit if Reuniclus is the last Pokemon on an opponent's team. Psychic types with Taunt like Mew and Deoxys-D can prevent Reuniclus from setting up, but they will be forced to outstall it since they will struggle to do any meaningful damage to Reuniclus. Jirachi with investment in Special Defense is an excellent Reuniclus counter, since it can paralyze and usually flinch its way past Reuniclus with Iron Head, while also healing itself with Wish in the process. Defensive Metagross works similarly, and although it isn't nearly as bulky as Jirachi, it can fire off very powerful Meteor Mashes to wear down Reuniclus. Despite its rarity and general lack of utility, Spiritomb is probably the best Reuniclus counter in existence since it is immune to both Psychic and Focus Blast, and can trap it Reuniclus with Pursuit.</p>

    <p>Pokemon that can beat the wildly popular Scizor and Tyranitar are usually the best partners for Reuniclus. Fighting-type Pokemon pair particularly well with Reuniclus, since they resist Scizor's Bug- and Tyranitar's Dark-type STABs, while Reuniclus covers their weakness to Psychic. Infernape gets a special mention for being able to take Scizor's Bullet Punches despite its frailty and hit back with a powerful Fire-type attack. Conkledurr is a fairly solid partner for Reuniclus, since it can boast being one of the best Tyranitar counters in the game, and it can also hit Scizor with powerful Drain Punches. Although it doesn't contribute as many useful resistances, Rotom-W pairs extremely well with Reuniclus thanks to its excellent defenses, and it can hit Scizor and Tyranitar with either Will-O-Wisp or Hydro Pump. A Tyranitar of your own, particularly Pursuit variants, can prove useful for eliminating Latios and Latias, and it can hit Mew and Deoxys-D hard, assuming it avoids Will-O-Wisp against from the former. Heatran is a good Reuniclus teammate since it is a fantastic Mew counter, and it can also deal with the likes of Scizor and Deoxys-D. You'll find that Reuniclus is quite easy to fit onto most teams thanks to its combination of bulk and power, especially those that are weak to stall.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive Trick Room
    move 1: Trick Room
    move 2: Psychic / Psyshock
    move 3: Focus Blast
    move 4: Shadow Ball
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Magic Guard
    nature: Quiet
    evs: 192 HP / 64 Def / 252 SpA
    ivs: 0 Spe

    <p>Reuniclus's low Speed and excellent Special Attack make it a natural candidate for a Trick Room sweeper. Magic Guard further adds to Reuniclus's potent sweeping capabilities, as it is not affected by residual damage, including Life Orb recoil, sandstorm, and entry hazards. Whereas most Reuniclus use Calm Mind and Recover to break down stall, this set gives fast offensive teams a great deal of problems thanks to its excellent coverage and ability to outpace virtually all Pokemon when Trick Room is active.</p>

    <p>The idea of this set is to come in on a non-threatening Pokemon, such as Conkledurr, set up a Trick Room, and attempt a sweep. With a Quiet nature and an IV of 0, Reuniclus reaches a Speed stat of 58, allowing Reuniclus it to outpace every common Pokemon bar minimum Speed Ferrothorn after it sets up Trick Room. The three listed attacks provide Reuniclus with perfect coverage, and they each have a solid Base Power to take advantage of Reuniclus's great Special Attack. Despite it's its relatively bad coverage, Psychic is still a very solid STAB that hits anything that doesn't resist it very hard thanks to Life Orb and the investment in Special Attack. As always, Psyshock is an option to 2HKO Blissey after Stealth Rock and hit Jellicent harder, but its lower Base Power makes it weaker against most opponents. Focus Blast and Shadow Ball are excellent auxiliary attacks for Reuniclus, nailing Dark- and Psychic-types, respectively, that resist Psychic. Unlike Calm Mind variants, Trick Room Reuniclus has little to fear from Tyranitar, as Focus Blast OHKOes all versions regardless of its EV spread or nature. Although Shadow Ball is necessary to hit the likes of Latios, Latias, and Mew super effectively, Hidden Power Fire is still a worthwhile consideration in its place to lure and OHKO Scizor, who is one of the most common counters to Trick Room Reuniclus.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>Blissey (and by extension, Chansey) is public enemy number one. She or her pre-evolved form can come in on any Reuniclus that lacks Psyshock and wear it down with Seismic Toss while healing off any damage she sustains with Softboiled or Wish. Scizor will hate taking a Focus Blast, but Reuniclus can't OHKO him without Hidden Power Fire, whereas Scizor can easily KO back with Choice Band U-turn or an unboosted Bug Bite followed by a Bullet Punch. Although other bulky Steels won't be able to keep up with Reuniclus, Jirachi deserves mention as a solid counter thanks to its neutrality to Focus Blast, as well as its ability to stall turns of Trick Room with Wish and Protect. Jirachi will have to be weary wary of a Special Defense drop, but it will still be able to paralyze Reuniclus with Body Slam or Thunder Wave and flinch it with Iron Head, all this while still keeping its HP high thanks to Wish. For these reasons, Infernape is a fantastic partner for Reuniclus, thanks to its ability to OHKO Blissey, Chansey, Scizor, and Jirachi with its powerful STABs. It can also use U-turn to scout and potentially allow Reuniclus to come in for free. Conkledurr is another excellent partner for Reuniclus thanks to its ability to take out Blissey and Chansey, and its typing pairs nicely with that of Reuniclus. Gliscor is a solid choice to use alongside Reuniclus, since most Blissey and Chansey don't have Ice Beam. It also beats most Scizor variants as long as it runs Taunt, and it is a very solid Jirachi counter as well. Since Trick Room Reuniclus is a fantastic way of luring and OHKOing Tyranitar, Pokemon that take advantage of Tyranitar's absence make decent partners. Latios and Latias, despite sharing similar weaknesses with Reuniclus, are probably the best examples, as many teams will fall without Tyranitar to counter them.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Trick
    move 1: Trick
    move 2: Calm Mind / Focus Blast
    move 3: Psychic
    move 4: Recover
    item: Flame Orb
    ability: Magic Guard
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA

    <p>Due to the absurd prevalence of Tyranitar and Scizor, it can sometimes be difficult for Reuniclus to perform well even with teammates that are devoted to removing them. This set aims to lure and cripple some of most Reuniclus's most common counters by utilizing Trick and Flame Orb as a pseudo, albeit 100% accurate, Will-O-Wisp. In addition to Tyranitar and Scizor, most of Reuniclus's counters are physically-inclined, like Metagross and Jirachi. As such, crippling them with a burn will not only allow Reuniclus to do more damage to the opponent's team, it can also effectively facilitate a sweep for a teammate who shares a common counter with Reuniclus.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>Trick Orb Reuniclus is best used early- or mid-game in the attempts to lure and cripple its counters. Team Preview is your best friend here, as it will allow you to scout if your opponent has a dedicated Reuniclus counter, such as Tyranitar, which will in turn indicate what you should Trick Reuniclus's Flame Orb onto. Since some Reuniclus counters may be hesitant to switch in after Flame Orb is revealed, Calm Mind is an excellent way to virtually force the likes of Tyranitar and Scizor to come in against Reuniclus, as most special attackers won't be able to handle Reuniclus after a few Calm Minds. Once Reuniclus has Tricked its Flame Orb onto what should hopefully be one of its counters, it can proceed to attempt a sweep with Calm Mind and Psychic. Recover works nicely with the flow of this set, as it allows Reuniclus to heal while setting up, and also lets it outstall burned Pokemon that are immune to Psychic, such as Tyranitar. Focus Blast can be used in place of Calm Mind for a way of hitting Steel- and Dark-types, although it leaves Reuniclus with no way of boosting its Special Attack and generally makes Reuniclus less threatening.</p>

    <p>There are very few Pokemon that can switch into Reuniclus, since they'll either hate being burned or be unable to stop Reuniclus once it begins Calm Minding. Calm Mind Latias with Roar is probably the only Pokemon that can do both, as it isn't bothered too much by Flame Orb and can set up alongside Reuniclus. Other than that, countering Reuniclus involves ensuring your Reuniclus counter does not get burned, preferably by using allowing something like Heatran to absorb the Flame Orb. Tyranitar is an obvious teammate to eliminate Latias, but this Reuniclus set takes a more support-oriented approach than other variants, meaning its teammates should be the ones who benefit from Reuniclus's ability to lure and burn Pokemon like Tyranitar and Scizor. Latios is a prime example, since it is usually stopped cold by most of Reuniclus's counters, and so having them burned will make things much easier for Latios. Other Pokemon that have trouble with Tyranitar and specially defensive Steels, such as Hydreigon, are also good partners.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>There aren't many other viable options for Reuniclus to run. A Choice Specs set may sound nice for more immediate power, but it is outclassed by Life Orb in virtually every sense thanks to Magic Guard. A three attack set with Recover and max Special Attack is also a possibility, although Reuniclus is far too slow to attempt a sweep without any defensive investment.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Reuniclus's diversity can make it difficult to counter, although each set is perfectly beatable. Calm Mind sets will struggle against Tyranitar and Scizor thanks to their good Special Defense and super effective attacks. Scizor also fares fairs nicely against Trick Room variants due to its ability to take a Life Orb Focus Blast and KO Reuniclus back. Bulky Steel-types like Jirachi and Metagross can also prove to be good counters as long as they invest in Special Defense. Psychic-types like Mew and Deoxys-D can come in thanks to their resistances to Psychic and Focus Blast and Taunt Reuniclus to prevent it from using Calm Mind. Spiritomb is considered one of the best Calm Mind Reuniclus counters thanks to its immunity to both of its attacks, allowing Spiritomb to either set up its own Calm Minds or damage it Reuniclus with Sucker Punch and Pursuit. Trick Room Reuniclus without Psyshock will be stopped entirely by Blissey and Chansey due to their enormous Special Defense and their ability to heal off any damage they sustain. Latias is considered one of the best overall Reuniclus counters, as it is able to handily defeat Calm Mind, Trick Room, and Trick Orb variants by using Calm Mind and Roar. However, any Calm Mind Reuniclus with Psyshock will be a big problem for Latias.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Reuniclus receives Regenerator through Dream World, which is an amazing ability that heals Reuniclus each time it enters the battle switches out. However, it is usually inferior to Magic Guard, as immunity to damage from Stealth Rock, Spikes, Sandstorm weather, status, and Life Orb recoil will generally be more useful than an extra 33% HP each time Reuniclus switches in exits battle.</p>


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