[pimg]315[/pimg] [Overview] - Eviolite gives it incredibly high special walling abilities -Natural Cure heals it of status, along with an immunity to Toxic to begin with -Very wide support movepool -Able to set up Spikes and Toxic Spikes -very nice 100 base Sp. Atk -frail physical defenses [Set] Set name: Special Wall Move 1: Spikes Move 2: Synthesis/ Rest Move 3: Giga Drain Move 4: Leech Seed/ Toxic Spikes/ Sludge Bomb Item: Eviolite Ability: Natural Cure Nature: Calm EVs: 252 HP/ 252 SpD/ 4 SpA [Set Comments] -The given nature and EVs give Roselia a very nice 304 HP as well as an absolutely amazing 426 Sp. Def. -Sadly, it has a measly 189 Def, making it hard for Roselia to take hits from both ends of the spectrum. -Poison typing allows for Roselia to safely remove Toxic Spikes -Spikes allows it to be able to reliably set up hazards in a metagame where spinners are very rare -Synthesis is one of the four forms of recovery Roselia has, although it suffers from low PP. -Rest grants more recovery and more opportunities to heal to Roselia, but it forces you to switch out for Natural Cure to activate -Giga Drain is not the most reliable recovery, but it does surprising damage with Roselia's 237 Sp. Atk -Leech Seed allows for residual damage and a usable way of recovery for Roselia -Toxic Spikes can be used, but is rather useless on an offensive team -Sludge Bomb can give it a nice secondary STAB, but the other two moves are usually more reliable [Additional Comments] -This set works best on an offensive team, setting up hazards while still retaining some momentum against the majority of special attackers -Roselia competes with Scolipede for this team slot, but Roselia has superior bulk and can come in and out of battle much more easily than Scolipede can. -This set can also be used to annihilate many annoying walls such as Quagsire, Defensive Rhydon, and others [Set] Set name: Offensive Move 1:Sludge Bomb Move 2: Giga Drain/ Leaf Storm Move 3: Synthesis Move 4: Spikes/ Sleep Powder/ Toxic Spikes Item: Eviolite Ability: Natural Cure Nature: Modest EVs: 132 HP/ 252 SpA/ 124 Spe [Set Comments] -This set focuses on Roselia's base 100 SpA, catching opponents off-gaurd and possibly taking out an opponent's Pokémon while still being bulky. -Sludge Bomb is Roselia's primary STAB, giving very good coverage due to the lack of many Steel types in NU -Giga Drain or Leaf Storm give a nice secondary STAB to hit Ground and Rock types that resist Sludge Bomb -Synthesis allows Roselia to have important recovery to continue attacking -Spikes can also be used to support the team with hazards [Additional Comments] -An EV spread of 252 SpA/ 252 Spe/ 4 SpD can work with a Timid nature. This spread sacrifices bulk to be able to outspeed neutral base 75's, an example of which is Absol -Leaf Storm is illegal with Spikes, so if you decide to run Leaf Storm, you must use Sleep Powder or TSpikes. -Sleep Powder is usually the superior option to Toxic Spikes, but they can definitely help if you are running a Stall team. [Set] Set name: Dedicated Supporter Move 1: Aromatherapy Move 2: Leech Seed/ Toxic Spikes Move 3: Sleep Powder Move 4: Giga Drain Item: Eviolite Ability: Natural Cure Nature: Calm EVs: 252 HP/ 252 SpD/ 4 Def [Set Comments] -Aromatherapy can heal burns on things like Klinklang and Sawk, as well as paralysis and toxic -Spikes is illegal with Sleep Powder, while Toxic Spikes is not -Sleep Powder can incapacitate a threat to another sweeper on your team -Giga Drain makes it not complete Taunt fodder [Additional Comments] -This set is meant to keep teammates alive, while the first set is meant to keep Roselia on the field as long as possible -This set is best for offensive teams as well, as it can heal sweepers like Klinklang from a Burn/paralysis and turn an opponent's poke into set-up fodder [Other Options] -Leaf Storm can be used on the defensive sets for harder hitting -Cotton Spore can dampen a sweeper's potential (it does not get TWave) -Can run Toxic, as well as the somewhat gimmicky Toxic + Venoshock combo -Able to set up both Sun and Rain -HP Ground can be used to hit Klinklang/ Magneton (the latter of which is stalled out by Leech Seed + Recovery though) when they try to set up on you. [Checks and Counters] -most physical attackers -most Psychic types (Gardevoir, Mesprit, Jynx) -does nothing against Hail -Magmortar -Miltank uses it as set-up fodder [Dream World] Roselia gets the ability Leaf Gaurd from the Dream World. However, this ability should never be considered on Roselia. Since there is no auto-Sun in NU, Sunny Day must be used. Furthermore, Natural Cure completely outclasses it as an ability, as it works in any weather.