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Roserade [QC 3/3] [GP 2/2]

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Ace Emerald, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. kokoloko

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    I'm kinda glad you didn't write this now because apparently Spikes + Sleep Powder is legal now... which is kind of a huge deal. So let's hold off on this for a little.

    You should still edit what I mentioned in my last post into the OP, though.
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    Since when was that legal?

    And did the edits not save? Must have closed it or something before applying them. I'll fix that up.
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    Since Technician Roserade was realesed.
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    It's still an illegal combination. DW Roselia comes with either Sleep Powder or Swift, while Spikes is still an egg move.
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    I'm very dumb sorry I meant to type Leaf Storm + Spikes, not Sleep Powder.

    Oh apparently I was misinformed, Leaf Storm is also an egg move, so it doesn't matter. Can someone with good knowledge of breeding mechanics confirm or deny or whatever?
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    Leaf Storm + Sleep Powder: Possible

    Leaf Storm + Spikes: Not Possible

    Spikes + Sleep Powder: Not Possible
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    Alright, with that cleared up, I'll begin writing this up. Expect this done no later than sometime tomorrow.
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    Due to familial issues and having changed jobs, I'll need someone to take this from me, as I won't be able to have it done anytime soon. Sorry about that.

    koko edit: Ace is doing it.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Roserade was the former quDespite having been of UU and has only recently been be dethroned by Moxie Heracross, Roserade deserves its title as the former queen of UU. It's access to great support moves in Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Sleep Powder, combined with a huge base 125 Special Attack and usable base 90 Speed make it both a fearsome offensive powerhouse and a useful team supporter. It has a good ability in Natural Cure, which allows it to function as a status absorber. Because of its resistance to Water, the ability to remove a Scald Burn with Natural Cure, and access to recovery moves in Giga Drain orand Rest Synthesis too?, Roserade beats nearly all the bulky Water-types on its own. Unfortunately, its low HP stat paired with a pitiful Defense stat means it is threatened by almost any physical attack. Furthermore, it is weak to Fire, a very common offensive type in UU, and its mediocre Speed tier leaves it vulnerable to many faster threats. Despite these drawbacks, Roserade continues to be a very potent thread in UU, and is a monster to any that underestimate its power.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive
    move 1: Leaf Storm
    move 2: Sludge Bomb
    move 3: Sleep Powder / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Synthesis / Rest / Extrasensory
    item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
    ability: Natural Cure
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>A testament to this set'ss an illustration of just how much raw power this the fact it canset has, Snorlax is potentially 2HKO Snorlaxed by it after Stealth Rock damage. STAB Leaf Storm decimates not only the common Water-, Rock-, and Ground-types it hits for super effective damage, but also many Pokemon neutral or even resistant to Grass. Sludge Bomb is a more reliable STAB, which has the benefit of nailing opposing Grass- and Fire-type Pokemon for significant damage. Reasonably bulky Pokemon like Arcanine or Shaymin may try to switch into Roserade expecting a Grass move, and Roseradonly to be can surprise them withd by a 2HKO and OHKO respectively. Sludge Bomb also has a 30% chance of poisoning, which may help cripple walls if it does happen. Sleep Powder makes this set incredibly difficult to counter, as otherwise reliable counters can be rendered useless if they switch into the move. Roserade can proceed to bombard the slumbering Pokemon with high powered moves, or switch out and present a setup opportunity for a teammate. Hidden Power Fire prevents Roserade from being walled by Steel-types such as Bronzong or Cobalion while adding onto neutral coverage alongside Roserade's dual STAB. However, Hidden Power Ice decimates other common switch-ins to Roserade, namely Crobat, Togekiss, or Zapdos. uh, this isn't mentioned in the set? Rest can be used to restore Roserade's shallow HP, allowing it to heal Life Orb recoil and weak resisted moves. Roserade can then switch out of battle and remove the Sleep status, freeing Roserade for more switches and more attacks. Extrasensory isn't mentioned in here? </p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>The choice of item playdepends off ofn whether Roserade's role as eitheris as a sweeper or a wallbreaker. Life Orb beingis more suited for the general sweeping role as it has the freedom to stay in and change moves, while Choice Specs allow Roserade to perform as a powerful wallbreaker designed to hit and run. TheWhat nature for the you decide to uset is up to your stand on the millennia-old debate of speed versus power. Timid allows Roserade to get the jump on anything slower than neutral Porygon-Z, such as Heracross without a Choice Scarf, Nidoking, and Adamant Arcanine. Modest simply makes Roserade more of a monster, and useful simply in all the extra damage it deals. Extrasensory can be used in the fourth slot to beat up Fighting-type switch-ins like Heracross, while dealing more to Crobat and opposing Roserade than Hidden Power Ice. move this to Set Comments? Giga Drain may be used over Leaf Storm to help recover Roserade's HP from Life Orb recoil, but is significantly weaker and will prevent Roserade from 2HKOing Pokemon such as Snorlax. Spikes may be used over Sleep Powder or Rest to bluff a defensive set, and is useful in case your team struggles with bulky walls. Roserade likes being paired with Pokemon that resist Flying-, Fire-, and Ice-type attacks, making Pokemon such as Suicune, Slowbro, and Rhyperior solid teammates. note about Leaf Storm + Spikes illegality? Pairing Roserade with Pokemon such as Rhyperior, Qwilfish, or other Pokemon that can supply entry hazards, eases Roserade's sweeps, turning many 2HKOs into OHKOs. Wish support from Umbreon or Togekiss is also appreciated by Roserade, as it keeps Roserade alive longer without having to rely on Giga Drain or Rest to restore its HP. Synthesis too?</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spikes
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Giga Drain
    move 3: Sludge Bomb
    move 4: Rest / Synthesis
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Natural Cure
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 240 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>This set focuses on Roserade's above-average Special Defense and ability to reliably lay hazards, rather than emphasize on its attacking prowess. Even uninvested, Roserade's Special Attack is fearsome. Giga Drain is a reliable STAB that keeps Roserade's HP in supply alongside Leftovers, and Sludge Bomb allows Roserade to provide a slight offensive pressure while bringhaving thea 30% chance forto poison statuopponents, helping to bring walls down. Rest is a last-ditch attempt to patch up Roserade's HP if Giga Drain and Leftovers aren't getting the job done. Natural Cure also allows Roserade to heal the Sleep status upon switching out, and keeps it healthy. Synthesis may be used over Rest, as it negates the Sleep status, but carries less PP and won't recover all of Roserade's HP.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>This set's EVs are designed to maximize Roserade's Special Defense while allowing it to outpace slower Pokemon, such as Modest Empoleon and Qwilfish. An alternative EV spread of 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe may be used to take advantage of Roserade's high Speed stat, but leads Roserade to play much like an inferior Froslass, who performs as a fast and frail Spike setter better. Aromatherapy can be used to help cure Roserade's teammates, but playing the role of Cleric is better left to bulkier Pokemon such as Umbreon or Togekiss who can take advantage of their immunities and better bulk to find roomopportunities to heal their team. Toxic Spikes may be run over Spikes, but hold little merit due to how common other Roserade and Toxic Spike immune Pokemon there are. Hidden Power Ice or Hidden Power Fire may be used to leave a mark on Pokemon such as Crobat and Zapdos, or Bronzong and Bisharp respectively. Stun Spore may be used over Sludge Bomb if your team desires paralysis support. Pokemon that can eliminate strong and fast attackers, such as Darmanitan or Zapdos, make good teammates for Roserade, as they can give Roserade room to lay Spikes without fear of being OHKO'ed early on in the match. Pokemon that aren't extremely powerful and dish out a lot of close 2HKOs, like Sharpedo or Yanmega, really appreciate Spikes support and like being paired with Roserade. This allows them to break through walls and continue their sweeps.</p>

    [Other Options]
    <p>Shadow Ball can be used to 2HKO Chandelure, who resists everything on both sets, and dent opposing Ghost- and Psychic-types, but loses its merit beyond that point. A Choice Scarf set is usable to gain the jump on many unboosted Pokemon found in the tier, such as Raikou, Weavile, or Mienshao. A SubSeed set may be used, but is done better by Whimsicott, who gains Pranka priority booster on Leech Seed and Substitute from Prankster, or by Sceptile, who is much faster. Technician can be used with Grass Knot and lHidden Powers of 60 BP Hiddenase Powers, but losing the sheer utility of Natural Cure is a huge downside.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    <p>Life Orb Roserade is super-extremely hard to counter if the person using it is competent, as the combination of Sleep Powder, Leaf Storm, and Sludge Bomb can do a number oneal out serious damage to a majority of teams. Crobat is arguably the best check to Roserade, as it can switch in on both of its STAB, outspeed it, and deliver a powerful counter-attack in Brave Bird. Snorlax has the bulk to take on all Roserade sets and demolish them with a powerful STAB Return or Body Slam. Faster attackers that can exploit Roserade's significantly lower Defencse stat, such as Choice Scarf Heracross or Weavile, can come in on Spikes or on theafter Roserade has dealt a revenge kill, and can heavily damage Roserade or force it out. Fire-type Pokemon such as Darmanitan, Victini, or Chandelure can switch in on Leaf Storm or Giga Drain and threaten backit with their powerful STAB moves, such as Flare Blitz, V-Create, or Fire Blast respectively. Steel-type Pokemon such as Bronzong, Bisharp, or Registeel resist both of Roserade's STAB attacks and can set up hazards or a Substitute while Roserade is forced to switch out. However, Steel-types must beware Hidden Power Fire from the offensive set, as it will still deal a hefty amount of damage to them. Xatu can use its ability Magic Bounce to switch in on Spikes or Sleep Powder and bounce them back at Roserade, effectively neutering a sweep. However, Sludge Bomb from the Offensive set 2HKOes even Xatu with maximum Special Defense investment.</p>
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    [Overview]

    <p>Despite having been recently dethroned by Moxie Heracross, Roserade deserves its title as the former queen of UU. Its access to great support moves in Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Sleep Powder, combined with a huge base 125 Special Attack and usable base 90 Speed make it both a fearsome offensive powerhouse and a useful team supporter. It has a good ability in Natural Cure, which allows it to function as a status absorber. Because of its resistance to Water, the ability to remove a Scald Burn with Natural Cure, and access to recovery moves in Giga Drain and Rest, Roserade beats nearly all the bulky Water-types on its own. Unfortunately, its low HP stat paired with a pitiful Defense stat means it is threatened by almost any physical attack. Furthermore, it is weak to Fire, a very common offensive type in UU, and its mediocre Speed tier leaves it vulnerable to many faster threats. Despite these drawbacks, Roserade continues to be a very potent thread in UU, and is a monster to any that underestimate its power.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive
    move 1: Leaf Storm
    move 2: Sludge Bomb
    move 3: Sleep Powder / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Synthesis / Rest / Extrasensory
    item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
    ability: Natural Cure
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>As an illustration of just how much raw power this set has, Snorlax is potentially 2HKOed by it after Stealth Rock damage. STAB Leaf Storm decimates not only the common Water-, Rock-, and Ground-types it hits for super effective damage, but also many Pokemon neutral or even resistant to Grass. Sludge Bomb is a more reliable STAB, which has the benefit of nailing opposing Grass- and Fire-type Pokemon for significant damage. Reasonably bulky Pokemon like Arcanine or Shaymin may try to switch into Roserade expecting a Grass move, only to be surprised by a 2HKO and OHKO respectively. Sludge Bomb also has a 30% chance of poisoning, which may help cripple walls if it does happen. Sleep Powder makes this set incredibly difficult to counter, as otherwise reliable counters can be rendered useless if they switch into the move. Roserade can proceed to bombard the slumbering Pokemon with high powered moves, or switch out and present a setup opportunity for a teammate. Hidden Power Fire prevents Roserade from being walled by Steel-types such as Bronzong or Cobalion while adding onto neutral coverage alongside Roserade's dual STAB. However, Hidden Power Ice decimates other common switch-ins to Roserade, namely Crobat, Togekiss, or Zapdos. Rest can be used to restore Roserade's shallow HP, allowing it to heal Life Orb recoil and weak resisted moves. Roserade can then switch out of battle and remove the Sleep status, freeing Roserade for more switches and more attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>The choice of item depends on whether Roserade's role is as a sweeper or a wallbreaker. Life Orb is more suited for the general sweeping role as it has the freedom to stay in and change moves, while Choice Specs allow Roserade to perform as a powerful wallbreaker designed to hit and run. What nature you decide to use is up to your stand on the millennia-old debate of speed versus power. Timid allows Roserade to get the jump on anything slower than neutral Porygon-Z, such as Heracross without a Choice Scarf, Nidoking, and Adamant Arcanine. Modest simply makes Roserade more of a monster, and useful simply in all the extra damage it deals. Extrasensory can be used in the fourth slot to beat up Fighting-type switch-ins like Heracross, while dealing more to Crobat and opposing Roserade than Hidden Power Ice. Giga Drain may be used over Leaf Storm to help recover Roserade's HP from Life Orb recoil, but is significantly weaker and will prevent Roserade from 2HKOing Pokemon such as Snorlax. Spikes may be used over Sleep Powder or Rest to bluff a defensive set, and is useful in case your team struggles with bulky walls. Roserade likes being paired with Pokemon that resist Flying-, Fire-, and Ice-type attacks, making Pokemon such as Suicune, Slowbro, and Rhyperior solid teammates. Pairing Roserade with Pokemon such as Rhyperior, Qwilfish, or other Pokemon that can supply entry hazards, eases Roserade's sweeps, turning many 2HKOs into OHKOs. Wish support from Umbreon or Togekiss is also appreciated by Roserade, as it keeps Roserade alive longer without having to rely on Giga Drain or Rest to restore its HP.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spikes
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Giga Drain
    move 3: Sludge Bomb
    move 4: Rest / Synthesis
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Natural Cure
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 240 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>This set focuses on Roserade's above-average Special Defense and ability to reliably lay hazards, rather than emphasize on its attacking prowess. Even uninvested, Roserade's Special Attack is fearsome. Giga Drain is a reliable STAB that keeps Roserade's HP in supply alongside Leftovers, and Sludge Bomb allows Roserade to provide a slight offensive pressure while having a 30% chance to poison opponents, helping to bring walls down. Rest is a last-ditch attempt to patch up Roserade's HP if Giga Drain and Leftovers aren't getting the job done. Natural Cure also allows Roserade to heal the Sleep status upon switching out, and keeps it healthy. Synthesis may be used over Rest, as it negates the Sleep status, but carries less PP and won't recover all of Roserade's HP.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
    <p>This set's EVs are designed to maximize Roserade's Special Defense while allowing it to outpace slower Pokemon, such as Modest Empoleon and Qwilfish. An alternative EV spread of 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe may be used to take advantage of Roserade's high Speed stat, but leads Roserade to play much like an inferior Froslass, who performs as a fast and frail Spike setter better. Aromatherapy can be used to help cure Roserade's teammates, but playing the role of Cleric is better left to bulkier Pokemon such as Umbreon or Togekiss who can take advantage of their immunities and better bulk to find opportunities to heal their team. Toxic Spikes may be run over Spikes, but hold little merit due to how common other Roserade and Toxic Spike immune Pokemon are. Hidden Power Ice or Hidden Power Fire may be used to leave a mark on Pokemon such as Crobat and Zapdos, or Bronzong and Bisharp respectively. Stun Spore may be used over Sludge Bomb if your team desires paralysis support. Pokemon that can eliminate strong and fast attackers, such as Darmanitan or Zapdos, make good teammates for Roserade, as they can give Roserade room to lay Spikes without fear of being OHKOed early on in the match. Pokemon that aren't extremely powerful and dish out a lot of close 2HKOs, like Sharpedo or Yanmega, really appreciate Spikes support and like being paired with Roserade. This allows them to break through walls and continue their sweeps.</p>

    [Other Options]
    <p>Shadow Ball can be used to 2HKO Chandelure, who resists everything on both sets, and dent opposing Ghost- and Psychic-types, but loses its merit beyond that point. A Choice Scarf set is usable to gain the jump on many unboosted Pokemon found in the tier, such as Raikou, Weavile, or Mienshao. A SubSeed set may be used, but is done better by Whimsicott, who gains a priority boost on Leech Seed and Substitute from Prankster, or by Sceptile, who is much faster. Technician can be used with Grass Knot and Hidden Powers of 60 Base Power, but losing the sheer utility of Natural Cure is a huge downside.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    <p>Life Orb Roserade is extremely hard to counter if the person using it is competent, as the combination of Sleep Powder, Leaf Storm, and Sludge Bomb can deal out serious damage to a majority of teams. Crobat is arguably the best check to Roserade, as it can switch in on both of its STAB, outspeed it, and deliver a powerful counter-attack in Brave Bird. Snorlax has the bulk to take on all Roserade sets and demolish them with a powerful STAB Return or Body Slam. Faster attackers that can exploit Roserade's significantly lower Defense stat, such as Choice Scarf Heracross or Weavile, can come in on Spikes or after Roserade has dealt a revenge kill, and can heavily damage Roserade or force it out. Fire-type Pokemon such as Darmanitan, Victini, or Chandelure can switch in on Leaf Storm or Giga Drain and threaten it with their powerful STAB moves, such as Flare Blitz, V-Create, or Fire Blast respectively. Steel-type Pokemon such as Bronzong, Bisharp, or Registeel resist both of Roserade's STAB attacks and can set up hazards or a Substitute while Roserade is forced to switch out. However, Steel-types must beware Hidden Power Fire from the offensive set, as it will still deal a hefty amount of damage to them. Xatu can use its ability Magic Bounce to switch in on Spikes or Sleep Powder and bounce them back at Roserade, effectively neutering a sweep. However, Sludge Bomb from the Offensive set 2HKOes even Xatu with maximum Special Defense investment.</p>

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    Implemented the changes, addressed all the comments, and found a few small errors myself.
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    this that and that other one

    'such as' not 'like' when giving examples, 'might' or 'can' not 'may' as the latter denotes permission, and be careful of using 'or' when you really mean 'and' (Steel-types such as Bronzong *and* Cobalion). i definitely enjoyed how detailed and thorough this was, though :)

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    Thanks! Implemented, looking for one more.

    As a note, I fixed the ambiguity in the team section of the Spikes set.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Despite having been recently dethroned by Moxie Heracross, Roserade deserves its title as the former queen of UU. Its access to great support moves in Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Sleep Powder, combined with a huge base 125 Special Attack and usable base 90 Speed make it both a fearsome offensive powerhouse and a useful team supporter. It has a good ability in Natural Cure, which allows it to function as a status absorber. Because of its resistance to Water, the ability to remove a Scald burn with Natural Cure, and access to recovery moves in Giga Drain, Synthesis, and Rest, Roserade beats nearly all the bulky Water-types on its own. Unfortunately, its low HP stat and a pitiful Defense stat means it is threatened by almost any physical attack. Furthermore, it is weak to Fire, a very common offensive type in UU, and its mediocre Speed tier leaves it vulnerable to many faster threats. Despite these drawbacks, Roserade continues to be a very potent thread in UU, and is a monster to any that underestimate its power.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Offensive
    move 1: Leaf Storm
    move 2: Sludge Bomb
    move 3: Sleep Powder / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Synthesis / Rest / Extrasensory
    item: Life Orb / Choice Specs
    ability: Natural Cure
    nature: Timid / Modest
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>As an illustration of just how much raw power this set has, it can potentially 2HKO Snorlax after Stealth Rock damage. STAB Leaf Storm decimates not only the common Water-, Rock-, and Ground-types it hits for super effective damage, but also many Pokemon neutral or even resistant to Grass. Sludge Bomb is a more reliable STAB, which has the benefit of nailing opposing Grass- and Fire-type Pokemon for significant damage. Reasonably bulky Pokemon such as Arcanine and Shaymin might try to switch into Roserade expecting a Grass move, only to be surprised by a 2HKO and OHKO respectively. Sludge Bomb also has a 30% chance of poisoning, which might help cripple walls. Sleep Powder makes this set incredibly difficult to counter, as otherwise reliable counters can be rendered useless if they switch into the move. Roserade can proceed to bombard the slumbering Pokemon with high-powered moves, or switch out and present a setup opportunity for a teammate. Hidden Power Fire prevents Roserade from being walled by Steel-types such as Bronzong and Cobalion while adding onto neutral coverage alongside Roserade's dual STAB. Synthesis is the recovery move of choice for sets using Life Orb as it allows Roserade to stay in battle and keeping attacking. Rest is more useful for sets using Choice Specs, as it needs to switch out anyways after locking itself into a recovery move anyways. Switching out after using Rest allows Roserade to clear the sleep status and brings her back to perfect condition. Extrasensory can be used in the fourth slot to deal significant damage to Fighting-type switch-ins such as Heracross, while dealing more to Crobat and opposing Roserade than Hidden Power Ice.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The choice of item depends on whether Roserade's plays the role is as aof sweeper or a wallbreaker. Life Orb is more suited for the general sweeping role as it has the freedom to stay in and change moves, while Choice Specs allow Roserade to perform as a powerful wallbreaker designed to hit and run. What nature you decide to use is up to your stand on the millennia-old debate of speed versus power. Timid allows Roserade to get the jump on anything slower than neutral Porygon-Z, such as Heracross without a Choice Scarf, Nidoking, and Adamant Arcanine. Modest simply makes Roserade more of a monster, and its benefit is simple: deal extra damage. Hidden Power Ice decimates other common switch-ins to Roserade, namely Crobat, Togekiss, and Zapdos. Giga Drain can be used over Leaf Storm to alleviate Life Orb recoil, but is significantly weaker and will prevent Roserade from 2HKOing Pokemon such as Snorlax. Spikes can replace Sleep Powder or Rest to bluff a defensive set, and is useful in case your team struggles with bulky walls. However, Roserade must then use Giga Drain over Leaf Storm, as Leaf Storm is illegal with Spikes. Roserade likes being paired with Pokemon that resist Flying-, Fire-, and Ice-type attacks, such as Suicune, Slowbro, and Rhyperior. Pairing Roserade with Pokemon such as Rhyperior, Qwilfish, or other Pokemon that can supply entry hazards eases Roserade's sweeps, turning many 2HKOs into OHKOs. Wish support from Umbreon or Togekiss is also appreciated by Roserade, as it keeps Roserade alive longer without having to rely on Synthesis or Rest to restore its HP.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Spikes
    move 1: Spikes
    move 2: Giga Drain
    move 3: Sludge Bomb
    move 4: Rest / Synthesis
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Natural Cure
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 240 SpD / 16 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Rather than attacking prowess, this set focuses on Roserade's above-average Special Defense and ability to reliably lay hazards reliably. Even uninvested, Roserade's Special Attack is fearsome. Giga Drain is a reliable STAB that keeps Roserade's HP in supply alongside Leftovers, and Sludge Bomb allows Roserade to provide a slight offensive pressure while having a 30% chance to poison opponents, helping to bring walls down. Rest is a last-ditch attempt to patch up Roserade's HP if Giga Drain and Leftovers aren't getting the job done. Natural Cure also allows Roserade to heal itself of sleep upon switching out, and keeps it healthy. Synthesis can be used over Rest as it doesn't put Roserade to sleep, but it has less PP and won't recover all of Roserade's HP.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>This set's EVs are designed to maximize Roserade's Special Defense while allowing it to outpace slower Pokemon, such as Modest Empoleon and Qwilfish. An alternative EV spread of 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe may be used to take advantage of Roserade's high Speed stat, but leads Roserade to play much like an inferior Froslass, who performs as a fast and frail Spike setter better. Aromatherapy can be used to help cure Roserade's teammates, but a cleric role is better left to bulkier Pokemon such as Umbreon and Togekiss, who can take advantage of their immunities and better bulk to find opportunities to heal their team. Toxic Spikes can replace Spikes, but holds little merit due to how common other Roserade and Toxic Spikes-immune Pokemon are. Hidden Power Ice and Hidden Power Fire can leave a mark on Pokemon such as Crobat and Zapdos or Bronzong and Bisharp, respectively. Stun Spore can be used over Sludge Bomb if your team desires paralysis support. Pokemon such as Slowbro and Snorlax that can switch into strong and fast attackers make good teammates for Roserade, as they can give Roserade room to lay Spikes without fear of being OHKOed early on in the match. Pokemon that aren't extremely powerful and dish out a lot of close 2HKOs, such as Sharpedo and Yanmega, really appreciate Spikes support from this Roserade, as this allows them to break through walls and continue their sweeps.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Shadow Ball can be used to dent opposing Ghost- and Psychic-types. Specifically, it 2HKOes Chandelure, who resists everything on both sets; however, it has no further use. Choice Scarf allows Roserade canto gain the jump on many unboosted Pokemon in the tier, such as Raikou, Weavile, and Mienshao. A SubSeed set is viable but done better by Whimsicott, whose Prankster grants it priority on Leech Seed and Substitute, or by Sceptile, who is much faster. Technician can be used with Grass Knot and Hidden Powers of 60 or 59 (60 makes you lower your Speed, HP, and Defense to 28 or 29. 59 allows for 30/31 in bulk and speed but only 28/29 Special Attack. It's all up to preference-less power or less speed/bulk-but it should be noted. Here is an article explaining all of that.) Base Power, but losing the sheer utility of Natural Cure is a huge downside.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Life Orb Roserade is extremely hard to counter if the person using it is competent, as the combination of Sleep Powder, Leaf Storm, and Sludge Bomb can deal out serious damage to a majority of teams. Crobat is arguably the best check to Roserade, as it can switch in on both of its STAB, outspeed it, and deliver a powerful counter-attack in Brave Bird. Snorlax has the bulk to take on all Roserade sets and demolish them with a powerful STAB Return or Body Slam. Faster attackers that can exploit Roserade's significantly lower Defense stat, such as Choice Scarf Heracross and Weavile, can come in on Spikes or after Roserade has landed a kill, and can heavily damage it or force it out. Fire-type Pokemon, such as Darmanitan, Victini, and Chandelure, can switch in on Leaf Storm or Giga Drain and threaten it with their powerful STAB moves, such as Flare Blitz, V-create, or Fire Blast, respectively. Steel-type Pokemon such as Bronzong, Bisharp, and Registeel resist both of Roserade's STAB attacks and can set up hazards or a Substitute while Roserade is forced to switch out. However, Steel-types must beware Hidden Power Fire from the offensive set, as it will still deal a hefty amount of damage to them. Xatu can use its Magic Bounce ability to switch in on Spikes or Sleep Powder and bounce them back at Roserade, effectively neutering a sweep. However, offensive Roserades's Sludge Bomb 2HKOes even specially bulky Xatu.</p>

    Good job, etc. Remember to have paragraph spaces after every SCMS tag except for [SET], which should just be a new line as you have here.
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    Implemented, fixed Hidden Powers, this can be done if I can get confirmation that this is actually a GP 2/2 (I already have one check).

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