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Rotom-C (BW2 Update) (GP 2/2)

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    Happiest Rotom forme of all!

    [Overview]

    <p>Rotom-C has always been a curious case. With Rotom-W and Rotom-H locked away in the higher tiers and Rotom-F being a more specialized threat in RU, Rotom-C finds itself stuck in the middle of the Rotom formes. However, this is by no means a bad thing. In a tier littered with powerful Grass- and Electric-type Pokemon, Rotom-C stands out, with a great base 105 Special Attack and solid base 86 Speed, it is one of the best Choice Scarf users in RU. This is not all it can do, though; those same offensive stats make Rotom-C one of the most difficult Choice Specs users to switch into. Rotom-C can even put its solid resistances to good use with a solid utility set which takes more advantage of its twin base 107 defenses. All of these sets are further backed by the powerful Leaf Storm and great utility of Volt Switch, the latter of which makes Rotom-C one of the best pivots in the tier for offensive teams. Rotom-C was blessed in the ability department as well, as Levitate gives it a useful immunity to Spikes and Toxic Spikes, as well as Ground-type moves.</p>

    <p>While it has great STAB options at its disposal, it has very little else to utilize offensively outside of Hidden Power. Rotom-C's strongest move, Leaf Storm, also has a severe drawback, as it cuts Rotom-C's Special Attack by two stages upon use, letting it become setup bait for many boosting sweepers. Rotom-C's typing lends itself to solid resistances, but weaknesses to Fire-, Bug-, and Ice-type moves hold it back defensively when combined with its low base 50 HP. The rise of threats such as Amoonguss and Druddigon have really hurt Rotom-C, as both resist its STAB options and can proceed to threaten Rotom-C and its teammates with sleep and powerful attacks, respectively. However, do not let these drawbacks fool you into believing that Rotom-C is a bad Pokemon. It's one of the most versatile threats in RU and something that every team needs to prepare for.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Leaf Storm
    move 3: Thunderbolt / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Trick
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Rotom-C is most commonly seen using a Choice Scarf, and for good reason. It has just about everything you could ever ask for in a Choice Scarf user. It has a great base 105 Special Attack, solid base 86 Speed that lets it outspeed most unboosted threats and even some boosted threats, a good set of resistances to switch in easily, and a momentum grabbing attack in Volt Switch.</p>

    <p>Volt Switch is what makes this set amazing. Even if it's prepared for, Rotom-C can simply use Volt Switch early on to scout how the opponent intends on playing against it. Leaf Storm is Rotom-C's signature move and it also crushes virtually any Pokemon trying to block Volt Switch, including Rhydon, Golurk, Lanturn, and Manectric. However, you must take caution in utilizing Leaf Storm, as the resulting Special Attack drop will make Rotom-C setup bait for many dangerous sweepers. With Thunderbolt, Rotom-C becomes one of the hardest late-game cleaners to stop in RU, as its combination of Speed and power will be too much for any team that has had its checks and counters weakened or KOed over the course of the match. Despite this, Hidden Power Fire is still a worthy option. With it, Rotom-C gains the ability to effectively revenge kill Sceptile and Durant - both of which are very dangerous attackers in RU - in a moment's notice. Hidden Power Fire also prevents Ferroseed from walling Rotom-C. With Trick, Rotom-C is able to cripple walls such as Ferroseed and Clefable, two Pokemon that prevent Rotom-C from revenge killing its targets. With an important wall crippled by Trick, Rotom-C's teammates will find it much easier to execute their sweeps.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is used so Rotom-C is able to outspeed as many threats as possible. Rotom-C can't risk running a Modest nature, as it is then outsped by boosted positive base 80s such as Medicham, Braviary, and Kabutops (with a Weak Armor boost).</p>

    <p>Like with any other Choice Scarf user, Rotom-C appreciates entry hazard support. Smeargle, Accelgor, Scolipede, and Qwilfish can all set up various forms of entry hazards. The first three are seen on more offensive teams while Qwilfish is seen on more balanced teams. Qwilfish also has surprisingly good defensive synergy with Rotom-C. After Rotom-C uses Leaf Storm, it is often forced out by Fire-types such as Entei and Emboar, so Qwilfish makes for a solid switch-in to these two threats in particular. Although Volt Switch and Thunderbolt can dent them, a check to Fire-types is still advised so Rotom-C can use Leaf Storm more freely. Slowking, Lanturn, and Poliwrath work as solid partners for the same reason as Qwilfish. Grass-types in general give Rotom-C trouble, as it will be unable to do much of anything to them without Hidden Power Fire. Fire-types such as Entei, Emboar, and Typhlosion may be enemies to Rotom-C, but they are also great partners for it, as they are solid answers to most Grass-types in the tier. The first two can even deal with sleep thanks to Sleep Talk, while Typhlosion has a powerful Choice Specs Eruption that can quickly weaken an opposing team for Rotom-C to clean up. Like with any other Volt Switch user, Rotom-C works well on VoltTurn teams, so Pokemon that can utilize Volt Switch or U-turn, such as Braviary, Manectric, and Mesprit, can all work nicely with Rotom-C.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Specs
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Leaf Storm
    move 3: Thunderbolt / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Trick / Hidden Power Fire
    item: Choice Specs
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 48 HP / 252 SpA / 208 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>When donning a pair of Choice Specs, Rotom-C becomes one of the tier's most powerful wallbreakers. This Rotom-C is particularly effective against more balanced teams thanks to its immediate power, solid resistances, and good Speed.</p>

    <p>Rotom-C seems outclassed by the likes of Typhlosion and Slowking, but it has one major move over them: Volt Switch. With a Choice Specs boost, Volt Switch hits much harder than you might originally think, and can give many opponents quite the surprise. Leaf Storm is just brutal on this set; virtually anything without a resistance to the move is 2HKOed at worst. Even some Pokemon that resist the move can be dealt with after Stealth Rock. Sceptile and Tangrowth are 2HKOed with Stealth Rock support alone while Galvantula gets OHKOed under the same conditions. Furthermore, Leaf Storm still hits relatively hard after the Special Attack drop on this set. That said, bulkier setup sweepers such as Gallade can still effectively set up after the Special Attack drop from Leaf Storm. Thunderbolt is preferred in the third slot to give Rotom-C a reliable STAB option to use as it has no drawbacks. Assuming a Modest nature, it also OHKOes Entei and Typhlosion and has an 87.5% chance to OHKO 4/0 Emboar after Stealth Rock. In spite of this, Hidden Power Fire is a viable option on this set. With the power boost from Choice Specs, Hidden Power Fire allows Rotom-C to run through the likes of Escavalier, Steelix, and Ferroseed. In the last slot, Trick is the main option as it lets Rotom-C cripple various walls for the remainder of the match. However, you want both Thunderbolt and Hidden Power Fire, Trick can be eschewed to get the best of both worlds.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As Choice Specs Rotom-C relies more on its power rather than its Speed, 208 Speed EVs are used to get the jump on base 80 Speed Pokemon. The remaining 48 HP EVs improve Rotom-C's overall bulk. The nature choice is also a fairly tough one, as both have their merits. With a Modest nature, Rotom-C gets a sizable power boost that lets it break down most Fire-types with Stealth Rock support alone, cutting down on its dependency on its teammates to help it with them. However, because Kabutops, Mesprit, and Braviary sometimes use positive Speed natures, Timid can be used to ensure Rotom-C outspeeds all unboosted variants of these Pokemon. The only other move to really even consider on this set is Hidden Power Ice, as it is the only move Rotom-C has that actually does any sort of decent damage to Druddigon as it has the power to 2HKO with the boost from Choice Specs.</p>

    <p>This Rotom-C really appreciates entry hazard support to maximize its wallbreaking potential. With Stealth Rock alone, Rotom-C is able to seriously dent or outright KO most Fire-types with Thunderbolt. Pokemon such as Smeargle, Druddigon, and Uxie can set up Stealth Rock with relative ease. Spikes support is also welcomed, as most of Rotom-C's checks are grounded. Qwilfish, Accelgor, and Scolipede are all find options for such support. Steel-types such as Steelix and Klinklang are solid teammates for checking Druddigon. The former can set up Stealth Rock while the latter can take advantage of fallen Water- and Fire-types and prepare a sweep with Shift Gear. As Choice Specs Rotom-C really doesn't have any "counters" in the strictest sense of the word, good offensive teammates are generally those who can capitalize on the Pokemon Rotom-C defeats. Choice Scarf Emboar is a prime example of this. It can check most Grass-types that switch into Rotom-C's STAB moves and it will have a much easier time cleaning up with Flare Blitz once Rotom-C weakens or KOes the opponent's Water- and Fire-types. Omastar, offensive Accelgor, and Entei are other examples that have an easier time sweeping or cleaning when Water- and Fire-types are removed.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Utility
    move 1: Will-O-Wisp / Thunder Wave
    move 2: Volt Switch / Thunderbolt
    move 3: Leaf Storm
    move 4: Pain Split / Hidden Power Fire
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Timid
    evs: 48 HP / 252 SpA / 208 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Rotom-C is one of the best Choice item users in RU, one shouldn't forget its useful resistances to Electric-, Water-, and Grass-type moves. With this set, Rotom-C has more flexibility in its play, as it can check many top threats such as Slowking and Sceptile while still posing as a legitamite offensive threat, as it still has the same power as the Choice Scarf set. Rotom-C's STABs really shine here, as they hit many common physical attackers in RU for super effective damage.</p>

    <p>Will-O-Wisp is Rotom-C's status move of choice on this set. The resulting burn cripples many physical attackers; Druddigon, Gallade, and Escavalier are just a few of the Pokemon shut down by a burn. However, be aware that most offensive variants of Gallade do run a Lum Berry. If slowing down the opposing team is more beneficial to its team, Rotom-C can opt to use Thunder Wave as its status move. This allows it to cripple physical and special attackers alike. Volt Switch is preferred in the next slot as it retains Rotom-C's overall utility and scouting abilities. If power is desired over general utility, Thunderbolt can be used over Volt Switch to give Rotom-C a way to go on the offensive without being forced to lower its Special Attack. Leaf Storm is an absolute must in the third slot, as it lets Rotom-C directly deal with the likes of Golurk and Rhydon without having to resort to burning them. Thanks to its ability to switch moves, Rotom-C can use Leaf Storm much more freely than either of the Choice sets, as it can Volt Switch out after using Leaf Storm. In the final slot, Rotom-C can use either Pain Split or Hidden Power Fire. Although it's fairly unreliable, Pain Split is Rotom-C's only means of recovery outside of Rest. Hidden Power Fire provides Rotom-C with a means of damaging Grass-types such as Sceptile, Ferroseed, and opposing Rotom-C.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread allows Rotom-C to outspeed all positive base 80s. However, if the extra Speed isn't needed, Rotom-C can choose to invest more in its bulk. An alternate spread of 168 HP / 252 SpA / 88 Spe with a Modest nature can be used to gain more bulk to take hits with while still outspeeding the likes of Omastar and Bouffalant. However, the inability to outspeed Gallade and Kabutops hurts Rotom-C's ability to keep them in check.</p>

    <p>This Rotom-C really appreciates teammates that can handle Fire-types, as all of them can come in for free on Will-O-Wisp and they all resist Leaf Storm. Qwilfish, Rhydon, and Slowking can check Fire-types and support Rotom-C in various ways. Most Grass-types can switch into Rotom-C with relative ease, although Thunder Wave and Hidden Power Fire can catch them by surprise. Still, a check to them will ease the pressure on Rotom-C. Fire-types such as Emboar, Moltres, and Entei can handle most Grass-types. Alternatively, you can turn to Sap Sipper Pokemon such as Bouffalant and Miltank to handle opposing Grass-types. Wish support can help Rotom-C stay around longer as Pain Split is far from reliable. Alomomola is perfect for this, as it's one of the best checks to Entei and Emboar in RU and it also possesses the largest Wish in the tier. Although this set is more supportive, entry hazard support is still appreciated. Rhydon, Druddigon, and Qwilfish are all capable of providing such support and checking various Fire-types for Rotom-C. Druddigon can even check various Grass-types.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Perhaps the easiest set to mold from its other sets is by utilizing the ChestoRest strategy. This can be achieved simply by placing Rest in the last slot of the utility set and switching the item to a Chesto Berry. This gives Rotom-C the ability to fully heal its HP and status once, thus quickly swing momentum in the mid stages of the match. An Expert Belt set can be used, and it would compose of Volt Switch, Leaf Storm, Thunderbolt, and Hidden Power Fire (or Ice) to lure in and KO threats such as Escavalier, Klinklang, and Druddigon after using a STAB move. Lastly, a Rain Dance support set can be considered, as Rotom-C's typing fits very well into rain teams, giving such teams a solid resistance to Electric- and Grass-type moves.</p>

    <p>As for individual moves, Rotom-C's offensive movepool is not decent. Rotom-C's relevant offensive coverage starts and ends with its STABs and Hidden Power. Outside of the Choice Specs set, Hidden Power Ice doesn't have enough power to get through Druddigon's solid bulk fast enough. Signal Beam and Shadow Ball can be used to hit Psychic-types such as Uxie if desired, but they're only hitting about as hard as a neutral Thunderbolt. Any set trying to utilize Substitute is severely hindered by the fact that Leaf Storm cuts Rotom-C's Special Attack by two stages, thus usually forcing it to switch out afterward.</p>

    <p>Rotom-C's support movepool is actually better. Toxic is a pretty neat looking option to cripple opposing walls, however, Rotom-C tends to attract walls that are immune to poison, such as Ferroseed, Clefable, and Amoonguss. Rotom-C has both Thunder Wave and Confuse Ray, which can form a pretty frustrating parafusion set. However, this set lacks the overall reliability of Rotom-C's other sets. With decent Speed and solid defenses, Rotom-C can utilize a dual screens set. Such a set is hampered by the presence of strong Bug-, Fire-, and Ice-type moves, though.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>To attempt to counter Rotom-C, you must first determine what set it's running, as each set typically sets out to do something completely different from the others. That said, Roselia and Amoonguss are decent initial switch-ins to scout a set as the only thing they really fear are Trick and Choice Specs-boosted Hidden Power Fire. Druddigon is also solid, as it isn't really crippled by Trick. However, it has to be wary of Will-O-Wisp and the rare Choice Specs-boosted Hidden Power Ice. As ironic as it might sound, Rotom-C can also be a good check to itself due to its resistances to Electric- and Grass-type moves. Outside of these, checks and counters generally vary with each set.</p>

    <p>The Choice Scarf set gets walled by Amoonguss and Roselia, as even Hidden Power Fire will not break through them while both can threaten Rotom-C with their Poison-type STAB moves. Bulkier Fire-type Pokemon such as Entei and Emboar can stomach an Electric-type move and retaliate with a powerful Flare Blitz, and Entei can even revenge kill a weakened Choice Scarf Rotom-C with ExtremeSpeed. Without Hidden Power Fire, Ferroseed hard counters the Choice Scarf set, as the best Rotom-C can do to it otherwise is cripple Ferroseed with Trick. Druddigon can also take attacks from the Choice Scarf set with relative ease and it doesn't mind Trick nearly as much as other defensive switch-ins. The Choice Specs set has no true counters, as one correct prediction can seriously dent or KO Rotom-C's check. However, with the boost in power comes a drop in Speed, so revenge killing is much easier. Accelgor, Galvantula, Entei, and Moltres can all revenge kill Rotom-C. The lastr two can even come in directly to Leaf Storm thanks to their decent bulk and resistance to the move. Choice Scarf users such as Emboar, Braviary, and Medicham can also revenge kill Rotom-C.</p>

    <p>The utility set doesn't really have "counters" in the strictest sense of the word because it simply aims to support its team, but its impact can be lessened by certain Pokemon. Roselia is a full stop to the set as it has Natural Cure to heal status afflictions, a 4x resistance to Leaf Storm, a 2x resistance to Volt Switch and Thunderbolt, and it has the special bulk to stomach Hidden Power Fire if Rotom-C chooses to carry it. Amoonguss and Ferroseed also fare well, but they have to be more careful around Will-O-Wisp as they don't have Natural Cure. Although it's relatively rare in RU, Choice Specs Altaria is a fine offensive response as it has Natural Cure to heal status, a 4x resistance to Leaf Storm, and the special bulk to handle Electric-type moves.</p>

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    [Overview]

    • Middle Rotom forme
    • Great base 105 Special Attack
    • Solid base 86 Speed good for revenge killing with Scarf or wall breaking with Specs
    • Arguably the best Scarf user in the tier
    • Signature move is Leaf Storm. Hurts really bad with 140 BP and STAB
    • STAB Volt Switch for scouting and gaining momentum
    • Typing lends itself to resistances to Water-, Grass-, and Electric-type attacks and it has solid defense stats to take advantage of said resists
    • Good support movepool with options like Will-O-Wisp, Rain Dance, and Thunder Wave
    • Somewhat susceptible to Fire-types which sucks when they’re some of the most common threats though STAB Electric moves do help here
    • Amoonguss being very common in BW2 RU hasn't helped Rotom-C's cause much.
    • Low base 50 HP stat holds it back defensively
    • Special Attack drop from Leaf Storm can often make it setup bait
    • Still a solid choice for almost any playstyle.
    • If you underestimate it, that grin won’t be just for show.
    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Leaf Storm
    move 3: Thunderbolt / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Trick
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    • Most common set for Rotom-C
    • Great revenge killer and scout with base 86 Speed and base 105 Special Attack
    • Volt Switch is great early. Scouts for checks and counters and gives momentum for your team
    • Leaf Storm rips through those without a resist
    • Resulting Special Attack drop makes Rotom-C setup bait for many, so use wisely
    • Thunderbolt is preferred for a consistent STAB. Also allows Rotom-C to clean up late-game
    • HP Fire can revenge more threats such as Sceptile and Durant, making it viable
    • Trick cripples walls such as Ferroseed and Amoonguss who look to stop Rotom-C in its tracks
    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    • Standard EV spread for any special sweeper.
    • Spikes users work very well as Rotom-C forces many switches
    • Smeargle and Accelgor for more offensive-minded teams
    • Qwilfish and Ferroseed for more balanced teams
    • Checks and counters to various Fire-types Rotom-C hates; Entei in particular
    • Bulky Water-types work well. Slowking, Qwilfish, and Lanturn are just some examples
    • Bulky Grass-types are a pain. Trick can cripple them, but still pack a check or counter, especially if Rotom-C lacks HP Fire
    • Entei, Emboar, and Magmortar can all work nicely. All 3 have various ways to combat Sleep as well
    • Druddigon can work surprisingly well. Can setup SR and has handy Grass- and Fire-type resistances to boot
    • Volt Switch and U-Turn users pair well for VoltTurn. Stuff like Galvantula, Manectric, and Braviary can work well here
    [SET]
    name: Choice Specs
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Leaf Storm
    move 3: Thunderbolt / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Trick /Hidden Power Fire
    item: Choice Specs
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 48 HP / 252 SpA / 208 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    • Looks similar to Choice Scarf, but plays so much differently
    • Instead of revenge killing and cleaning, this set aims to simply punch holes
    • Can actually overcome Fire-types, something most other Rotom-C sets can’t do
    • Volt Switch still scouts and gives Rotom-C’s team momentum.
    • Also ensures the likes of Typhlosion and Slowking can’t outclass Rotom-C as a Specs user
    • Leaf Storm just hurts…. bad.
    • Can 2HKO even some resists such as Sceptile and Tangrowth with SR support alone!
    • Still OHKOs Feraligatr at -2
    • Thunderbolt straight OHKOes Typhlosion and Entei after SR; 2 solid offensive checks to the Scarf set. (Entei requires a Modest nature or a layer of Spikes with Timid)
    • Also has a 87.5% chances to OHKO 4/0 Emboar after SR
    • Despite the huge merits of Thunderbolt, HP Fire is still usable
    • Keeps Ferroseed and Amoonguss from straight up walling Rotom-C
    • Roselia will still require SR and a layer of Spikes to 2HKO for sure though
    • Trick cripples any wall that could stand in Rotom-C’s way
    • Ferroseed, Clefable, and Amoonguss will all hate being dealt a Choice Specs
    • Again, HP Fire is an option over Trick if the extra coverage appeals to you
    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    • EV spread allows Rotom-C to outspeed base 80 Speed Pokemon and lower.
    • Nature is a tough choice and I am open to comments on this more than most other things
    • Modest gives a huge power boost and aids Rotom-C in breaking down defensive cores. Also lets Thunderbolt achieve many things it can’t do with a Timid nature (which have already been explained) Still outspeeds neutral base 80 Speed Pokemon
    • Timid lets Rotom-C outspeed positive natured base 80 Speed Pokemon. Power loss hurts though as Rotom-C will then be more dependent on Spikes to achieve those Thunderbolt KOs on Fire-types.
    • Entry hazard support is huge for this set
    • SR alone lets Rotom-C break most Fire-types that want to come in on it thinking it’s Scarfed
    • Druddigon, Uxie, Smeargle, and Qwilfish all provide entry hazard support
    • Scarf Emboar works really well here. With Fire-types out of the way, it can spam Flare Blitz with more freedom while Rotom-C can come in on Water- and Ground-type moves
    • Answer to bulky Grass-types is still needed, especially in the absence of HP Fire
    • Aforementioned Emboar can do well. Typhlosion, Magmortar, and Entei are also fine options
    • Sap Sipper Pokemon like Bouffalant and Miltank can also deal with Grass-types.
    [SET]
    name: Utility
    move 1: Will-O-Wisp / Thunder Wave
    move 2: Volt Switch / Thunderbolt
    move 3: Leaf Storm
    move 4: Pain Split / Hidden Power Fire
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Timid
    evs:48 HP / 252 SpA / 208 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    • Can easily go the support route despite being a great Choice user
    • Unique typing really aids it here, hitting many physical attackers for super effective damage
    • Ground immunity is used here more than most other sets
    • Will-O-Wisp screws over many physical attackers. Gallade, Rhydon, and Druddigon all get screwed by it.
    • Beware. Some physical attackers, Gallade in particular, may be carrying a Lum Berry to combat Will-O-Wisp
    • Volt Switch allows Rotom-C to retain its scouting ability despite using a more defensive set
    • Thunderbolt is usable and lets Rotom-C stay in on something that can’t touch it
    • Also is a more reliable way of defeating the likes of Feraligatr and Kabutops
    • Leaf Storm just hurts.
    • Feraligatr and Rhydon are just a couple of the victims claimed by Leaf Storm
    • Pain Split isn’t the most reliable healing move in the world, but Rotom-C’s low HP stat makes it work more consistently than you may think
    • Hidden Power Fire is an option over Pain Split to deal with Grass-types and Escavalier
    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    • EVs let Rotom-C outspeed positive natured base 80 Speed Pokemon such as Gallade and Kabutops. Note that 212 Speed EVs are needed if running HP Fire
    • Bulkier spread (168 HP / 252 SpA / 88 Spe with Modest) is viable here as well
    • Loses out on outspeeding Base 80 Speed Pokemon such as Kabutops and Gallade, but gains more bulk to take hits with
    • ChestoRest is viable to let Rotom-C get a one-time full recovery move. Rest would likely go in the last slot with Chesto Berry as the hold item
    • Expert Belt is usable if you choose to run HP Fire to bluff a choice item
    • Fire-types are still a major pain, but moreso for this set than any other Rotom-C set
    • Any Fire-type can switch into Will-O-Wisp for free and burn through Rotom-C without a second thought
    • None will like being met with Volt Switch or Thunderbolt though, but a check or counter to Fire-types in general is still desired
    • Druddigon and Slowking. Both are tanks that can complement Rotom-C well
    • Most Grass-types have an easy time if Rotom-C doesn't carry HP Fire. Sceptile and Lilligant are the big ones.
    • Sap Sipper Pokemon work well. Bouffalant is the best one to pair up with Rotom-C due to the lack of shared weaknesses
    • Alternatively, Fire-types of your own such as Emboar and Entei can be employed to deal with Grass-types
    • Entry hazard users such as Druddigon and Qwilfish have solid defensive synergy with Rotom-C and can check various Grass- and Fire-types that give this Rotom-C issues
    [Other Options]

    • Rotom-C’s offensive movepool is good…. Good and terrible that is. Outside of its STAB moves (which are pretty good), Rotom-C doesn’t have much else offensively.
    • HP Ice if Druddigon really bugs you. Retains coverage on most Grass-types which is cool. Has better use on the Specs set due to Druddigon's decent bulk
    • Uh, Signal Beam? Sucks since most Grass-types have a secondary typing to make them neutral to Bug
    • Discharge on the support set is possible since the 30% paralysis rate is just another chance Rotom-C has to support its team. Pointless on the choice sets though since Thunderbolt‘s reliable power is greatly preferred.
    • SubCharge is screwed over by Leaf Storm which counteracts boosts
    • Despite the barren movepool, an Expert Belt set is possible
    • Would typically run Leaf Storm, Volt Switch, TBolt, and one of HP Fire or HP Ice to lure things in and proceed to KO them with the appropriate move
    • Support movepool is good…. No seriously, it actually is pretty good
    • Toxic can screw over walls, but Rotom-C generally attracts walls that are immune to it (think Ferroseed, Clefable, and Amoonguss)
    • Parafusion along with Pain Split and Volt Switch can be really annoying to face, but is a bit unreliable when compared to Rotom-C’s other sets
    • Dual Screens, but the strong presence of Fire-, Bug-, and Ice-type attacks makes it hard to pull off
    • Rain Dance set as Rotom-C is a solid supporter for Rain teams due to its typing
    • ChestoRest is a solid set. Can use Rest as a one-time full heal which could swing momentum
    • Modest nature and the EV spread from the Choice Specs and Utility sets is preferred as it plays as a more defensive lure than an EBelt set
    [Checks and Counters]

    • Versatile doesn’t meant uncounterable (fortunately or unfortunately!)
    • Find out the set before you attempt to counter it. Each set generally has different counters due to their different jobs. Try to use general checks before sending out a specialized counter for a particular set
    • Roselia is a good initial switch-in. She walls the Support and Choice Scarf sets, and only fears HP Fire from the Specs set. She hates Trick from the Choice sets though, so make sure the switch isn’t overly obvious.
    • Amoonguss is in a similar boat as Roselia. Can't shrug off status though, but is harder to wear down as well thanks to Regenerator
    • Bulkier Fire-types such as Entei and Emboar can handle the Scarf set pretty well due to the lower damage output compared to Rotom-C’s other sets.
    • You can forget about finding surefire counters to the Specs set. Rotom-C just hits too hard to be safe with anything. One correct prediction from Specs Rotom-C will pretty much make your check or counter null and void
    • That said, Specs Rotom-C is much easier to revenge kill than any other set as it lacks the Speed of the Scarf set and the bulk of the Support sets.
    • Entei, Moltres, Galvantula, and Accelgor can all come in and revenge kill the Specs set once it KOs something or uses Leaf Storm once
    • Support sets are harder to “counter” in the strictest sense of the word since they aim to support the rest of their team
    • Roselia eats the set for breakfast as she doesn’t even care about status afflictions thanks to Natural Cure
    • Amoonguss and Ferroseed also fare well, but would be wise to tread lightly around Will-O-Wisp.
    • Fire-types can deal with the Support set rather easily, but Thunderbolt and Volt Switch can dent frailer ones
    • Lum Berry users such as Gallade can setup in the face of support sets even if a status move is thrown their way, heal off the status with the berry, and begin their sweep
    • As a final note, do keep in mind that many of Rotom-C's checks and counters (Druddigon, Roselia, Entei, etc.) are easily worn down by entry hazards
    • The few that are hazard resilient include Clefable and Amoonguss thanks to Magic Guard and Regenerator respectively
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    In the AC of Specs, mention Miltank as a Sap Sipper teammate since it doesn't sack weaknesses (unlike Sawsbuck)
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    I'm not really a fan of the current on-site Support set, simply because I feel it's way too slow to effectively spread status and has limited utility throughout the match due to that. Instead, I would like the set to be:

    [SET]
    name: Utility
    move 1: Will-O-Wisp / Thunder Wave
    move 2: Volt Switch / Thunderbolt
    move 3: Leaf Storm
    move 4: Pain Split / Hidden Power Fire
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    This set gives Rotom-C enough Speed to beat the likes of Jolly Kabutops and other + Speed base 80s, which lets this variant of Rotom-C act as a fairly reliable answer to Kabutops and can revenge kill stuff like SD Gallade and CB Medicham. Max Speed on Rotom-C also makes it significantly easier to do spread status around and getting some damage off with Volt Switch. Thunder Wave is a fairly good status option that can be used over Will-O-Wisp for crippling the grasses that tend to switch into Rotom-C (ie: Sceptile, Lilligant, and Rotom-C), so it deserves to be slashed with Will-O-Wisp. I've also found Pain Split to be ridiculously unreliable as a form of recovery, so I'd like to see Hidden Power Fire slashed to give Rotom-C a more offensive option to hit Tangrowth, Lilligant, Ferroseed etc for big damage. Finally, because of the more offensive approach to this set that the max Speed spread brings, re-name the set Utility.


    Really good job on this so far btw :).
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    I'd probably consider giving both Expert Belt and Chestorest at least a mention (Expert Belt might deserve a full set because multiple players such as Silentverse have used it to great success, its also a full set on the Rotom-F analysis). Both sets can perform well as lures, luring in Pokemon that expect the Rotom-C to be choiced and eliminating them from the match, while still retaining their usefulness as offensive pivots and special attackers otherwise. Expert Belt functions better overall as a pure lure because of the extra power it gains when hitting its opponents super effectively, and it also has an extra moveslot to stick say Hidden Power Fire in for Escavalier, something the Chestorest set doesn't have the luxury of doing. Chestorest functions a little more defensively, still performing decently as a lure due to the lack of Leftovers or Life Orb, but it trades a bit of power for some longetivity, being able to use Chestorest as a one time way to fully heal itself, which is especially useful given Rotom-C is switching in and out a lot, and thus taking a lot of Stealth Rock damage. Here's an import for both sets, just in case the rest of QC/EonX- wants to test them out for themselves :).

    Imports! (open)
    [​IMG]
    Rotom-Mow @ Expert Belt
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Volt Switch
    - Leaf Storm
    - Thunderbolt
    - Hidden Power [Fire] / Hidden Power [Ice]

    [​IMG]
    Rotom-Mow @ Chesto Berry
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 48 HP / 252 SAtk / 208 Spd
    Modest Nature
    - Volt Switch
    - Leaf Storm
    - Thunderbolt
    - Rest
  5. EonX

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    Now to address things:

    First off, idk why I didn't remember Miltank has Sap Sipper. Will add it to AC of the Specs set.

    As for the Support Set, I'm ok with a faster spread, but what is there between the Base 80 and Base 86 Speed tiers that requires Rotom-C to run max Speed? If I'm missing something, then feel free to look at me like I'm a crazy person, but I can't see why the spread mentioned in AC can't be the main one since it outspeeds all Base 80 Speed Pokemon.

    On to the sets Molk suggested. For now, I will put both in AC only, but I will test both ovver the next day or two to see if either (or both!) deserve a full set.

    One last note, should Modest remain as the primary slash for the nature on the Specs set? In my experience, most Base 80 Speed Pokemon either run a neutral nature (Gallade, Mesprit, and Kabutops) or run a Choice Scarf anyway (Medicham primarily) so that's why I put Modest before Timid in slash order.
  6. august

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    kabutops and mesprit have started to run +spe natures more frequently in my experience, and itd be quite embarrassing for rotom-c to be outsped by them and ko'd so i think timid nature should probably be primary nature over modest. the damage output isnt ridiculously noticeable anyway, you still 2hko afrobull with tbolt and ravage shit with leaf storm while also having a strong volt switch

    i agree rotom-c can afford to not run max speed, as stuff like max spe articuno is pretty uncommon @_@ but mention that you wont be able to outrun cb entei unless you run 244 (iirc) speed evs w/ timid nature

    speaking of entei, its stealth rock weak and takes a decent chunk from volt switch and even more from tbolt so idk how good of a check it is... emboar is in a similar boat but atleast it isnt sr weak so keep it in c and c i guess.

    mention druddigon in checks and counters. probably one of the better volt switch / leaf storm absorbers and even though it hates wisp it can hit rotom-c pretty hard through a burn or paralyze it with glare. sdef magneton checks rotom-c pretty easily too because it s 4hko'd by hp fire and can absorb volt switches and even specs leaf storms

    looks good so far gj

    so far on irc most people think enough spe to beat tops (or magmortar) is good for the support set and 244 spe is a bit situational. if other qc members see this and can weigh in that i havent talked to yet (blara dc sv) please post x)

    edit again: OOPS im a noob lol coulda swore rotomc hit 302......
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    Just thought I'd pipe in real quick and say Timid Rotom-C loses out to Adamant Entei by 1 point (298 compared to Entei's 299) :x Also I'd considering slashing HP Fire with Trick on Specs, I've found that the situations in which I'd rather be dropping Specs on a 'mon are far less frequent than those in which I'd rather just smash something or Volt Switch out into something to handle the switch-in. Just my opinion though '-'

    edit: I'd specifically mention that Roselia (and Drudd too) gets worn down by switching into Volt Switchs w/hazards up and being forced out, whereas Amoonguss isn't troubled by this nearly as much (though do mention burns do whittle it down). Oh, and maybe a brief mention of Clefable in C&C, it doesn't handle Specs / Trick well but it's much harder to wear down and doesn't care about status. threatens Rain sweepers with TWave too in the case of the rain supporter.
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    Sorry about the delay with the updates. Hopefully I got everything mentioned, but if I didn't, please let me know.

    Main thing I changed was the Support (or Utility set as it's known now) set and switched the EV spreads (faster one is the main spread and bulkier spread is in AC)

    I'm going to hold off on switching the nature slashes on the Specs set for now as I'd like a little more input on that before we make a final decision with that.

    On a final note, I had a chance to test out the Expert Belt set Molk suggested and I have to say it worked pretty well. I ran it on more of a Bulky Offense team (alongside SR Drudd and Specs Slowking) and I kinda liked it. It was the same team I was using to work with the Specs set and I think it actually made the team a little better lol. (mainly let me run Specs Slowking over Defensive Slowking) Still haven't tested ChestoRest, but I'll get around to that later today probably.
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    [Overview]
    • Arguably the best Choice Scarf user in the tier
    • I probably wouldn't mention its defensive stats since you'll never see a defensive Rotom-C, rather an offensive one with support moves
    • Fits easily onto teams and is a great pivot
    • I wouldn't say that it's very susceptible to Fire-types since Volt Switch hurts
    • Amoonguss is really the only common bulky Grass-type that deals with Rotom-C so I would take out the sentence saying "bulky Grass-types are a pain"
    • "Main attacks all have severe drawbacks": only Leaf Storm? o.O
    • "Suffers from being a Grass-type; severe competition from Sceptile and Lilligant as an offensive Grass-type. Has to compete with Amoonguss and Tangrowth as a defensive Grass-type.": This is totally wrong. Rotom-C is a unique Grass-type that can't really be compared to Sceptile and Lilligant, and it will never be used defensively so it doesn't compete with Amoonguss and Tangrowth

    [Choice Scarf]
    • For me, I'd probably put move 3 as Hidden Power Fire / Thunderbolt. It's been more useful to me but we'll see what other members have to say
    • "Extra 4 EVs can go anywhere really other than HP": maybe explain that? And they wouldn't go in Attack - just remove that sentence as a whole imo
    • Mention Volt Switchers / U-turn users in AC for a VoltTurn team. Rotom-C is pretty much a staple
    • Rotom-C is a good revenge killer/pivot, so it works well on offensive teams and in a different way than Sceptile

    [Choice Specs]
    • The Speed EVs only outspeed neutral nature base 80 Speed Pokemon, not positive natures.
    • Haven't really used this set much and want to focus on other stuff so I won't comment on anything else yet

    [Utility]
    • Again, I'd probably put Hidden Power Fire first in move 4, since I think it's better for dealing with Escavalier and Grass-types
    • Add Rest + Chesto Berry to AC. It's a great combo on Rotom-C since it allows it to survive longer throughout the match and overcome status.
    • Expert Belt is also good to bluff the Choice item
    • You need 212 Speed EVs if running HP Fire

    [Rain Dance]
    • I'd honestly just remove this set and put it in OO or the AC of Utility.

    That's all I got for now for the sets lol, can't really think of more atm.
  10. EonX

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    Think I got all the changes DC requested. Of particular notes:

    [Overview]
    Kept mention of defensive stats, but only for resisted hits as it does have nice resists for RU.
    Drummed down the susceptibility to Fire-types and mentioned how STAB Electric moves do help a lot in such scenarios.
    Mentioned the major drawback of Leaf Storm. Still feel Volt Switch has a situational drawback for when you want to stay in to clean up a team (mainly with Scarf sets) but for now, only Leaf Storm is mentioned with a major drawback

    [Choice Scarf]
    Think I got all the changes here. As you said, I'll wait on the slash order of HP Fire / TBolt until more people chime in

    [Choice Specs]
    Speed EVs outrun all base 80 Speed Pokemon DC. Nature determines if Rotom-C outruns neutral base 80s (with Modest) or positive base 80s (with Timid)

    [Utility]
    Added the bit with Escavalier on HP Fire as I somehow missed that... Don't ask me how
    Otherwise, added everything you mentioned here

    [Rain Dance]
    Placed in OO for the time being, but it's still saved on my original draft of this skeleton should others still want it as a full set.
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    Thunderbolt should get the primary slash on Scarf imo. The extra power is helpful for KOing Moltres without Stealth Rock among other things, and the things that you're using HP Fire on either don't like Trick (Ferroseed and Roselia) or live anyway (Escavalier).

    Also, I'd slash in Life Orb on the utility set because having the extra power while still having the ability to switch moves is great.
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    QC Approved 1/3

    this looks p. good to me
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    [qc]2/3[/qc]
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    Thanks Molk and SV. Once I get the last QC approval, I'll get to work with writing this up.
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    You need to write it up before you get the final qc check js
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    Sorry about the delay, but this is finally written up and ready for its final QC check (hopefully)
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    use this easy guide to get rid of the curly apostrophes in your analysis

    you should also list Rotom-C as a check to itself; it's about the best Volt Switch switch-in in the tier, and there's been plenty of games where i've forced my opp into burning a Leaf Storm or locking itself in on HP Fire to kill my Rotom-C to open a set up opportunity or a free switch in for one of my own Pokemon.

    don't mention previous sets in your write-up, write each one as its own separate entity; this allows us to more easily move sets around based on metagame trends and popularity

    what you have here looks good to me otherwise, we can add other sets later if we decide to

    [qc]3/3[/qc]
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    Ok, sorry for the delay (had a bit too much fun the past couple of days lol) Implemented all of Oglemi's changes (I think/hope) so it should be ready for GP checks now!
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    The prose was a bit shaky at first, but it gradually improved. There were some inaccuracies, like gatr setting up on -2 Leaf Storm... Other than that, nice job.


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    I'm just gonna say, I'm not a big fan of this editing system right now... Anyway, implemented most of Icecream's AM check. Things I feel the need to clarify:

    1. Offensive/Balanced Hazard Setters: Only because I noticed Icecream questioning it and I feel he deserves an answer considering he went through the trouble of checking this. I pretty much did the same thing with the Gallade analysis. While I don't feel it's really necessary for veteran RU players, it does help the newer RU players better understand the difference between hazard users on offensive teams and hazard setters on balanced teams. I know it gets kind of redundant, but I feel it helps newer players build around the Pokemon and set they're wanting to use. Just my reasoning behind it. If GP members feel it's unnecessary, I will take the tidbits out.

    2. All the early errors: Yeah, I got no excuse for this other than the fact I started out a bit rusty considering my last (and only other) analysis was Gallade about... 6(?) months ago. No excuse, but probably the reason it started so bad and got better later.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Rotom-C has always been a curious case. With Rotom-W and Rotom-H locked away in the higher tiers and Rotom-F being a more specialized threat in RU, Rotom-C finds itself stuck in the middle of the Rotom formes. However, this is by no means a bad thing. In a tier littered with powerful Grass- and Electric-type Pokemon, Rotom-C stands out as one of the best Choice Scarf users in RU, with a great base 105 Special Attack and solid base 86 Speed. This is not all it can do, (AC) though. Those same offensive stats make Rotom-C one of the most difficult Choice Specs users to switch into. Rotom-C can even put its solid resistances to Electric-, Grass-, and Water-type moves to good use with a solid utility set which takes more advantage of its twin base 107 defenses. All of these sets are further backed by the powerful Leaf Storm and great utility of Volt Switch, the latter of which makes Rotom-C one of the best pivots in the tier for offensive teams. Rotom-C was blessed in the ability department as well, as Levitate gives it a useful immunity to Spikes and Toxic Spikes.</p>

    <p>While it has great STAB options at its disposal, it has very little else to utilize offensively outside of Hidden Power. Rotom-C's strongest move, Leaf Storm, also has a severe drawback, as it cuts Rotom-C's Special Attack by two stages upon use and thus lets it become setup bait for many boosting sweepers after. Rotom-C's typing lends itself to solid resistances and immunities, but weaknesses to Fire-, Bug-, and Ice-type moves hold it back defensively when combined with its low base 50 HP stat. The rise of threats such as Amoonguss and Druddigon in BW2 have really hurt Rotom-C, (AC) as both resist its STAB options and can proceed to threaten Rotom-C and its teammates with sleep and powerful attacks respectively. However, do not let these drawbacks makes you think for a second that Rotom-C is a bad Pokemon. It's one of the most versatile threats in RU and something that every team needs to prepare for. If your team isn't ready for Rotom-C, then that grin won't be just for show.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Leaf Storm
    move 3: Thunderbolt / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Trick
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Rotom-C is most commonly seen running a Choice Scarf set, and for good reason. It has just about everything you could ever ask for in a Choice Scarf user. It has a great base 105 Special Attack, solid base 86 Speed that lets it outspeed most unboosted threats and even some boosted threats, a good set of resistances to gain easy access to the battlefield, and a momentum grabbing attack in Volt Switch.</p>

    <p>Volt Switch is what makes this set amazing. Even if it's prepared for, Rotom-C can simply use Volt Switch early on to scout how the opponent intends on playing against it. Leaf Storm is Rotom-C's signature move and it's the reason that opponents have to be so cautious in their attempts to block Volt Switch. Leaf Storm crushes virtually any Pokemon trying to block Volt Switch, including Rhydon, Golurk, Lanturn, and Manectric. However, you must take caution in utilizing Leaf Storm, as the resulting Special Attack drop will make Rotom-C setup bait for many setup dangerous sweepers. With Thunderbolt, Rotom-C becomes one of the hardest late-game cleaners to stop in RU, (AC) as its combination of speed and power will be too much for any team that has had its checks and counters to Rotom-C weakened or KOed over the course of the match. Despite this, Hidden Power Fire is still a worthy option. With it, Rotom-C gains the ability to effectively revenge kill Sceptile and Durant, both of which are very dangerous attackers in RU, in a moment's notice. This also prevents Ferroseed from walling Rotom-C. With Trick, Rotom-C is able to cripple walls such as Ferroseed and Clefable, which who may be employed to prevent Rotom-C from revenge killing its targets. With an important wall crippled by Trick, Rotom-C's teammates will find it much easier to execute their sweeps.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is used so Rotom-C is able to outspeed as many threats as possible. Rotom-C can't risk running a Modest nature as it is then outsped by boosted positive-natured base 80 Speed Pokemon such as Medicham, Braviary, and Kabutops (with a Weak Armor boost)</p>

    <p>While Choice Scarf Rotom-C is good on its own, there are certain forms of support that let it perform even better. Like with any other Choice Scarf user, Rotom-C appreciates entry hazard support. Smeargle, Accelgor, Scolipede, and Qwilfish can all set up various forms of entry hazards. The former three are seen on more offensive teams while Qwilfish is seen on more balanced teams. Qwilfish also has surprisingly good defensive synergy with Rotom-C. After Rotom-C uses Leaf Storm, it is often forced out by Fire-types such as Entei and Emboar, so Qwilfish makes for a solid switch-in to these two threats in particular. Although Volt Switch and Thunderbolt can dent them, a check to Fire-types is still advised so Rotom-C can use Leaf Storm more freely. Slowking, Lanturn, and Poliwrath work as solid partners for the same reason as Qwilfish. Grass-types in general give Rotom-C fits, (AC) as it will be unable to do much of anything to them without Hidden Power Fire. As great of enemies as they are to Rotom-C, Fire-types are solid answers to most Grass-types in the tier. Entei, Emboar, and Typhlosion are all decent responses to Grass-types. The former two can even deal with sleep thanks to Sleep Talk, while Typhlosion has a powerful Choice Specs Eruption that can quickly weaken an opposing team for Rotom-C. Like with any other Volt Switch user, Rotom-C works well on VoltTurn teams. So, other Pokemon that can utilize Volt Switch or U-turn, such as Braviary, Manectric, and Mesprit can all work nicely with Rotom-C.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Specs
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Leaf Storm
    move 3: Thunderbolt / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Trick / Hidden Power Fire
    item: Choice Specs
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 48 HP / 252 SpA / 208 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>When donning a pair of Choice Specs, Rotom-C becomes one of the tier's most powerful wallbreakers. This Rotom-C is particularly effective against more balanced teams thanks to its immediate power, solid resistances, and good Speed.</p>

    <p>If you ask yourself “why should I use Choice Specs Rotom-C over the likes of Typhlosion and Slowking?” look no further than Volt Switch. With a Choice Specs boost, Volt Switch hits much harder than you may originally think and can give many opponents quite the surprise. Leaf Storm is just brutal on this set. Virtually anything without a resistance to the move is 2HKOed at worst. Even some Pokemon that resist the move can be dealt with after Stealth Rock. Sceptile and Tangrowth are 2HKOed with Stealth Rock support alone while Galvantula gets OHKOed under the same conditions. Leaf Storm still hits relatively hard after the Special Attack drop on this set. That said, bulkier setup sweepers such as Gallade can still effectively set up after the Special Attack drop from Leaf Storm. Thunderbolt is preferred in the third slot to give Rotom-C a reliable STAB option to use as it has no drawbacks. Assuming a Modest nature, it also OHKOs Entei and Typhlosion and has a 87.5% chance to OHKO 4/0 Emboar after Stealth Rock damage. In spite of this, Hidden Power Fire is a viable option on this set. With the power boost from Choice Specs, Hidden Power Fire allows Rotom-C to run through the likes of Escavalier, Steelix, and Ferroseed. In the last slot, Trick is the main option, (AC) as it lets Rotom-C cripple various walls for the remainder of the match. If, however, you want both Thunderbolt and Hidden Power Fire, Trick can be eschewed in favor of Hidden Power Fire to get the best of both worlds.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As Choice Specs Rotom-C relies more on its power rather than its Speed, 208 Speed EVs are used to get the jump on base 80 Speed Pokemon. Extra period The remaining 48 HP EVs improve Rotom-C's overall bulk. The nature choice is also a fairly tough one, choice as both have their merits. With a Modest nature, Rotom-C gets a sizable power boost that lets it break down most Fire-types with Stealth Rock support alone, cutting down on its dependency on its teammates to help it with them. However, because Kabutops, Mesprit, and Braviary sometimes use positive Speed natures, Timid can be used as well to ensure Rotom-C outspeeds all unboosted variants of these Pokemon. The only other move to really even consider on this set is Hidden Power Ice, as it is the only move Rotom-C has that actually does any sort of decent damage to Druddigon and it actually has the power to 2HKO with the boost from Choice Specs.</p>

    <p>This Rotom-C really appreciates entry hazard support to maximize its wallbreaking potential. With Stealth Rock alone, Rotom-C is able to seriously dent or outright KO most Fire-types with Thunderbolt. So, Pokemon such as Smeargle, Druddigon, and Uxie can set up Stealth Rock with relative ease. Spikes support is also welcomed, as since most of Rotom-C's checks are grounded. Qwilfish, Accelgor, and Scolipede are all find options for such support. Steel-types such as Steelix and Klinklang are solid teammates for checking Druddigon. The former can set up Stealth Rock while the latter can take advantage of fallen Water- and Fire-types and prepare a sweep with Shift Gear. Since Choice Specs Rotom-C really doesn't have any “counters” in the strictest sense of the word, good offensive teammates are generally those who can capitalize on the Pokemon Rotom-C has an easy time with defeating. Choice Scarf Emboar is a prime example of this. It can check most Grass-types that switch into Rotom-C's STAB moves and it will have a much easier time cleaning up with Flare Blitz once Rotom-C weakens or KOes the opponent's Water- and Fire-types. Omastar, offensive Accelgor, and Entei are other such examples that have an easier time sweeping or cleaning when Water- and Fire-types are removed.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Utility
    move 1: Will-O-Wisp / Thunder Wave
    move 2: Volt Switch / Thunderbolt
    move 3: Leaf Storm
    move 4: Pain Split / Hidden Power Fire
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Timid
    evs:48 HP / 252 SpA / 208 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Rotom-C is one of the best Choice item users in RU, one shouldn't forget its useful resistances to Electric-, Water-, and Grass-type moves. With this set, Rotom-C has more flexibility in its play, as it can check many top threats such as Slowking and Sceptile while still posing as a legitimate offensive threat, having the same power as the Choice Scarf set. Rotom-C's STABs really shine here, as it hits many common physical attackers in RU for super effective damage.</p>

    <p>Will-O-Wisp is Rotom-C's status move of choice on this set. The resulting burn cripples many physical attackers; Druddigon, Gallade, and Escavalier are just a few of the Pokemon shut down by a burn. However, be aware that most offensive variants of Gallade do run a Lum Berry. If slowing down an opposing team is more beneficial to its team, Rotom-C can opt to use Thunder Wave as its status move. This allows it to cripple physical and special attackers alike. Volt Switch is preferred in the next slot as it retains Rotom-C's overall utility and scouting abilities. If power is desired over general utility, Thunderbolt can be used over Volt Switch to give Rotom-C a way to go on the offensive without being forced to lower its Special Attack. Leaf Storm is an absolute must in the third slot, (AC) as it lets Rotom-C directly deal with the likes of Golurk and Rhydon without having to resort to burning them. Thanks to its ability to switch moves, this Rotom-C can use Leaf Storm much more freely than either of the choice sets, since it can Volt Switch out after using Leaf Storm. In the final slot, Rotom-C can use either Pain Split or Hidden Power Fire. Although it's fairly unreliable, Pain Split is Rotom-C's only means of recovery outside of Rest. Hidden Power Fire provides Rotom-C with a means of damaging Grass-types such as Sceptile, Ferroseed, and opposing Rotom-C.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread allows Rotom-C to outspeed all positive-natured base 80 Speed Pokemon. However, if the extra Speed isn’t needed, Rotom-C can choose to invest more in its bulk. An alternate spread of 168 HP / 252 SpA / 88 Spe with a Modest nature can be used to gain more bulk to take hits with while still outspeeding the likes of Omastar and Bouffalant. However, the inability to outspeed Gallade and Kabutops hurts Rotom-C's ability to keep them in check.</p>

    <p>This Rotom-C really appreciates teammates that can handle Fire-types, as all of them can come in for free on Will-O-Wisp and they all resist Leaf Storm. Qwilfish, Rhydon, and Slowking can all check Fire-types and support Rotom-C in various ways. Most Grass-types can switch into Rotom-C with relative ease, (AC) although Thunder Wave and Hidden Power Fire can catch them by surprise. Still, a check to them will ease the pressure on Rotom-C. Fire-types such as Emboar, Moltres, and Entei can handle most Grass-types. Alternatively, you can turn to Sap Sipper Pokemon such as Bouffalant and Miltank to handle opposing Grass-types. Wish Support can help Rotom-C stay around longer as Pain Split is far from reliable. Alomomola is perfect for this, (comma) as it’s one of the best checks to Entei and Emboar in RU and it also possesses the largest Wish in the tier. Although this set is more supportive, entry hazard support is still appreciated. Rhydon, Druddigon, and Qwilfish are all capable of providing such support and checking various Fire- and Grass-types for Rotom-C respectively.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Perhaps the easiest set to mold from its others sets is a ChestoRest set. This can be achieved simply by placing Rest in the last slot of the utility set and switching the item to a Chesto Berry. This gives Rotom-C the ability to fully heal its HP and status once, thus quickly swing momentum in the mid stages of the match. Another is an Expert Belt set. Such a set would compose of Volt Switch, Leaf Storm, Thunderbolt, and Hidden Power Fire (or Ice) to lure in and KO threats such as Escavalier, Klinklang, and Druddigon after using a STAB move. Lastly, (RC) would be a Rain Dance support set as Rotom-C’s typing fits very well onto rain teams, giving such teams a solid resistance to Electric- and Grass-type moves.</p>

    <p>As for individual moves, Rotom-C's offensive movepool is not decent. Rotom-C's relevant offensive coverage starts and ends with its STABs and Hidden Power. Outside of the Choice Specs set, Hidden Power Ice doesn't have enough power to get through Druddigon's solid bulk fast enough. Signal Beam and Shadow Ball can be used to hit Psychic-types such as Uxie if desired, but they're only hitting about as hard as a neutral Thunderbolt. Any set trying to utilize Substitute is severely hindered by the fact that Leaf Storm cuts Rotom-C's Special Attack by 2 stages, thus usually forcing it to switch out afterward.</p>

    <p>Rotom-C's support movepool is actually better. Toxic is a pretty neat looking option to cripple opposing walls; that said, Rotom-C tends to attract walls that are immune to poison, such as Ferroseed, Clefable, and Amoonguss. Rotom-C has both Thunder Wave and Confuse Ray, (AC) which can form a pretty frustrating parafusion set. However, this set lacks the overall reliability of Rotom-C's other sets. With decent Speed and solid defenses, Rotom-C can utilize a dual screens set. Such a set is hampered by the strong presence of Bug-, Fire-, and Ice-type moves, (AC) though.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>To attempt to counter Rotom-C, you must first determine what set it's running, (AC) as each set typically sets out to do something completely different from the others. That said, Roselia and Amoonguss are decent initial switch-ins to scout a set as the only thing they really fear are Trick and Choice Specs-boosted Hidden Power Fire. Druddigon is also solid, (AC) as it isn't really crippled by Trick. However, it has to be wary of Will-O-Wisp and the rare Choice Specs-boosted Hidden Power Ice. As ironic as it may sound, Rotom-C can also be a good check to itself due to its resistances to Electric- and Grass-type moves. Outside of these three, checks and counters generally vary with each set.</p>

    <p>The Choice Scarf set gets walled by Amoonguss and Roselia, as even Hidden Power Fire will not break through them while both can threaten Rotom-C with their Poison-type STAB moves. Bulkier Fire-type Pokemon such as Entei and Emboar can stomach an Electric-type move and retaliate with a powerful Flare Blitz, while Entei can even revenge kill a weakened Scarf Rotom-C with ExtremeSpeed. Without Hidden Power Fire, Ferroseed hard counters the Scarf set, (AC) as the best Rotom-C can do to it otherwise is cripple Ferroseed with Trick. Druddigon can also take attacks from the Choice Scarf set with relative ease and it doesn't mind Trick nearly as much as other defensive switch-ins. The Choice Specs set has no true counters as one correct prediction from Rotom-C can seriously dent or KO your check. However, with the boost in power comes a drop in Speed, so revenge killing is much easier. Accelgor, Galvantula, Entei, and Moltres can all revenge kill Rotom-C. The latter two can even come in directly to Leaf Storm thanks to their decent bulk and resistances to the move. Choice Scarf users such as Emboar, Braviary, and Medicham can also revenge kill Rotom-C.</p>

    <p>The utility set doesn't really have “counters” in the strictest sense of the word since it simply aims to support its team, but its impact can be lessened by certain Pokemon. Roselia is a full stop to the set as it has Natural Cure to heal status afflictions, a 4x resistance to Leaf Storm, a 2x resistance to Volt Switch and Thunderbolt, and she it has the special bulk to stomach Hidden Power Fire if Rotom-C chooses to carry it. Amoonguss and Ferroseed also fare well, but they have to be more careful around Will-O-Wisp since they don't have Natural Cure. Although it's relatively rare in RU, Choice Specs Altaria is a fine offensive response as it has Natural Cure to heal status, a 4x resistance to Leaf Storm, and the special bulk to handle Electric-type moves.</p>

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    Thanks for the GP check GatoDelFuego! (beating myself up over quite a few of those errors -_- )

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    [Overview]

    <p>Rotom-C has always been a curious case. With Rotom-W and Rotom-H locked away in the higher tiers and Rotom-F being a more specialized threat in RU, Rotom-C finds itself stuck in the middle of the Rotom formes. However, this is by no means a bad thing. In a tier littered with powerful Grass- and Electric-type Pokemon, Rotom-C stands out as one of the best Choice Scarf users in RU, with a great base 105 Special Attack and solid base 86 Speed, it is one of the best Choice Scarf users in RU. This is not all it can do, though. T;(semi) those same offensive stats make Rotom-C one of the most difficult Choice Specs users to switch into. Rotom-C can even put its solidgreat resistances to Electric-, Grass-, and Water-type moves to (This makes the sentence drawn out and choppy, and tbh, I don't think mentioning the actual resistances is too important. If you do however, then feel free to ignore this change.) good use with a solid utility set which takes more advantage of its twin base 107 defenses. All of these sets are further backed by the powerful Leaf Storm and great utility of Volt Switch, the latter of which makes Rotom-C one of the best pivots in the tier for offensive teams. Rotom-C was blessed in the ability department as well, as Levitate gives it a useful immunity to Spikes and Toxic Spikes, as well as Ground-type moves (I think that this is very important to mention because of the fact that Rotom-C is weak to Ground.).</p>

    <p>While it has great STAB options at its disposal, it has very little else to utilize offensively outside of Hidden Power. Rotom-C's strongest move, Leaf Storm, also has a severe drawback, as it cuts Rotom-C's Special Attack by two stages upon use and thus lets,(AC) making it become setup bait for many boosting sweepers. Rotom-C's typing lends itself to solid resistances and immunities (Its typing doesn't give it any immunities, it's Levitate that does that.), but weaknesses to Fire-, Bug-, and Ice-type moves hold it back defensively when combined with its low base 50 HP stat. The rise of threats such as Amoonguss and Druddigon have really hurt Rotom-C, as both resist its STAB options and can proceed to threaten Rotom-C and its teammates with sleep-inducing moves and powerful attacks,(AC) respectively. However, do not let these drawbacks makesfool you think for a secondto believing that Rotom-C is a bad Pokemon. It's one of the most versatile threats in RU and something that every team needs to prepare for. If your team isn't ready for Rotom-C, then that grin won't be just for show (fluff).</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Leaf Storm
    move 3: Thunderbolt / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Trick
    item: Choice Scarf
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Rotom-C is most commonly seen using a Choice Scarf, and for good reason. It has just about everything you could ever ask for in a Choice Scarf user. It has a great base 105 Special Attack, solid base 86 Speed that lets it outspeed most unboosted threats and even some boosted threats, a good set of resistances to gaswitch in easy access to the battlefieldily, and a momentum grabbing attack in Volt Switch.</p>

    <p>Volt Switch is what makes this set amazing. E;(semi) even if it's prepared for, Rotom-C can simply use Volt Switch early on to scout how the opponent intends on playing against it. Leaf Storm is Rotom-C's signature move and it's the reason that opponents have to be so cautious in their attempts to block Volt Switch. Leaf Storm,(AC) and it also (Repetitiveness) crushes virtually any Pokemon trying to block Volt Switch, including Rhydon, Golurk, Lanturn, and Manectric. However, you must take caution in utilizing Leaf Storm, as the resulting Special Attack drop will make Rotom-C setup bait for many dangerous sweepers. With Thunderbolt, Rotom-C becomes one of the hardest late-game cleaners to stop in RU, as its combination of sSpeed and power will be too much for any team that has had its checks and counters weakened or KOed over the course of the match. Despite this, Hidden Power Fire is still a worthy option. With it, Rotom-C gains the ability to effectively revenge kill Sceptile and Durant, &mdash;both of which are very dangerous attackers in RU, &mdash;in a moment's notice. ThisHidden Power Fire also prevents Ferroseed from walling Rotom-C. With Trick, Rotom-C is able to cripple walls such as Ferroseed and Clefable, which may be employed totwo Pokemon that prevent Rotom-C from revenge killing its targets. With an important wall crippled by Trick, Rotom-C's teammates will find it much easier to execute their sweeps.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is used so Rotom-C is able to outspeed as many threats as possible. Rotom-C can't risk running a Modest nature,(AC) (fluff) as it is then outsped by boosted positive-natured base 80 Speed Pokemons such as Medicham, Braviary, and Kabutops (with a Weak Armor boost).(AP)</p>

    <p>While Choice Scarf Rotom-C is good on its own, there are certain forms of support that let it perform even better. Like with any other Choice Scarf user, Rotom-C appreciates entry hazard support. Smeargle, Accelgor, Scolipede, and Qwilfish can all set up various forms of entry hazards. The formerirst three are seen on more offensive teams while Qwilfish is seen on more balanced teams. Qwilfish also has surprisingly good defensive synergy with Rotom-C. After Rotom-C uses Leaf Storm, it is often forced out by Fire-types such as Entei and Emboar, so Qwilfish makes for a solid switch-in to these two threats in particular. Although Volt Switch and Thunderbolt can dent them, a check to Fire-types is still advised so Rotom-C can use Leaf Storm more freely. Slowking, Lanturn, and Poliwrath work as solid partners for the same reason as Qwilfish. Grass-types in general give Rotom-C fitstrouble, as it will be unable to do much of anything to them without Hidden Power Fire. As great of enemies as they areFire-types such as Entei, Emboar, and Thyphlosion might be enemies to Rotom-C, Fire-typesbut they are also great partners for it, as they are solid answers to most Grass-types in the tier. Entei, Emboar, and Typhlosion are all decent responses to Grass-types. The formerhe first two can even deal with sleep thanks to Sleep Talk, while Typhlosion has a powerful Choice Specs Eruption that can quickly weaken an opposing team for Rotom-C to clean up. Like with any other Volt Switch user, Rotom-C works well on VoltTurn teams. So,(AC) sother Pokemon that can utilize Volt Switch or U-turn, such as Braviary, Manectric, and Mesprit,(AC) can all work nicely with Rotom-C.</p> Only use the words former and latter when comparing two Pokemon, otherwise, just use first or last, respectively.

    [SET]
    name: Choice Specs
    move 1: Volt Switch
    move 2: Leaf Storm
    move 3: Thunderbolt / Hidden Power Fire
    move 4: Trick / Hidden Power Fire
    item: Choice Specs
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 48 HP / 252 SpA / 208 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>When donning a pair of Choice Specs, Rotom-C becomes one of the tier's most powerful wallbreakers. This Rotom-Cvariant is particularly effective against more balanced teams thanks to its immediate power, solid resistances, and good Speed.</p>

    <p>If you ask yourself “why should I use Choice Specs Rotom-C overRotom-C seems outclassed by the likes of Typhlosion and Slowking?” look no furth, however, it has one major move over thanem: Volt Switch. With a Choice Specs boost, Volt Switch hits much harder than you mayight originally think,(AC) and can give many opponents quite the surprise. Leaf Storm is just brutal on this set. V;(semi) virtually anything without a resistance to the move is 2HKOed at worst. Even some Pokemon that resist the move can be dealt with after Stealth Rock. Sceptile and Tangrowth are 2HKOed with Stealth Rock support alone while Galvantula gets OHKOed under the same conditions. Furthermore, Leaf Storm still hits relatively hard after the Special Attack drop on this set. That said, bulkier setup sweepers such as Gallade can still effectively set up after the Special Attack drop from Leaf Storm. Thunderbolt is preferred in the third slot to give Rotom-C a reliable STAB option to use as it has no drawbacks. Assuming a Modest nature, it also OHKOes Entei and Typhlosion and has an 87.5% chance to OHKO 4/0 Emboar after Stealth Rock. In spite of this, Hidden Power Fire is a viable option on this set. With the power boost from Choice Specs, Hidden Power Fire allows Rotom-C to run through the likes of Escavalier, Steelix, and Ferroseed. In the last slot, Trick is the main option as it lets Rotom-C cripple various walls for the remainder of the match. If, hHowever, if you want both Thunderbolt and Hidden Power Fire, Trick can be eschewed to get the best of both worlds.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>As Choice Specs Rotom-C relies more on its power rather than its Speed, 208 Speed EVs are used to get the jump on base 80 Speed Pokemon. The remaining 48 HP EVs improve Rotom-C's overall bulk. The nature choice is also a fairly tough one, as both have their merits. With a Modest nature, Rotom-C gets a sizable power boost that lets it break down most Fire-types with Stealth Rock support alone, cutting down on its dependency on its teammates to help it with them. However, because Kabutops, Mesprit, and Braviary sometimes use positive Speed natures, Timid can be used as well to ensure Rotom-C outspeeds all unboosted variants of these Pokemon. The only other move to really even consider on this set is Hidden Power Ice, as it is the only move Rotom-C has that actually does any sort of decent damage to Druddigon ands it actually has the power to 2HKO with the boost from Choice Specs.</p>

    <p>This Rotom-C really appreciates entry hazard support to maximize its wallbreaking potential. With Stealth Rock alone, Rotom-C is able to seriously dent or outright KO most Fire-types with Thunderbolt. So, Pokemon such as Smeargle, Druddigon, and Uxie can set up Stealth Rock with relative ease. Spikes support is also welcomed, as most of Rotom-C's checks are grounded. Qwilfish, Accelgor, and Scolipede are all find options for such support. Steel-types such as Steelix and Klinklang are solid teammates for checking Druddigon. The former can set up Stealth Rock while the latter can take advantage of fallen Water- and Fire-types and prepare a sweep with Shift Gear. SinceAs Choice Specs Rotom-C really doesn't have any "counters"(ASCII) in the strictest sense of the word, good offensive teammates are generally those who can capitalize on the Pokemon Rotom-C has an easy time with defeatings. Choice Scarf Emboar is a prime example of this. I; it can check most Grass-types that switch into Rotom-C's STAB moves and it will have a much easier time cleaning up with Flare Blitz once Rotom-C weakens or KOes the opponent's Water- and Fire-types. Omastar, offensive Accelgor, and Entei are other such examples that have an easier time sweeping or cleaning when Water- and Fire-types are removed.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Utility
    move 1: Will-O-Wisp / Thunder Wave
    move 2: Volt Switch / Thunderbolt
    move 3: Leaf Storm
    move 4: Pain Split / Hidden Power Fire
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Timid
    evs:(space)48 HP / 252 SpA / 208 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>While Rotom-C is one of the best Choice item users in RU, one shouldn't forget its useful resistances to Electric-, Water-, and Grass-type moves. With this set, Rotom-C has more flexibility in its play, as it can check many top threats such as Slowking and Sceptile while still posing as a legitimiate offensive threat, as it still havings the same power as the Choice Scarf set. Rotom-C's STABs really shine here, as ithey hits many common physical attackers in RU for super effective damage.</p>

    <p>Will-O-Wisp is Rotom-C's status move of choice on this set. The resulting burn cripples many physical attackers; Druddigon, Gallade, and Escavalier are just a few of the Pokemon shut down by a burn. However, be aware that most offensive variants of Gallade do run a Lum Berry. If slowing down anthe opposing team is more beneficial to its team, Rotom-C can opt to use Thunder Wave as its status move. This allows it to cripple physical and special attackers alike. Volt Switch is preferred in the next slot as it retains Rotom-C's overall utility and scouting abilities. If power is desired over general utility, Thunderbolt can be used over Volt Switch to give Rotom-C a way to go on the offensive without being forced to lower its Special Attack. Leaf Storm is an absolute must in the third slot, as it lets Rotom-C directly deal with the likes of Golurk and Rhydon without having to resort to burning them. Thanks to its ability to switch moves, this Rotom-C can use Leaf Storm much more freely than either of the cChoice sets, asince it can Volt Switch out after using Leaf Storm. In the final slot, Rotom-C can use either Pain Split or Hidden Power Fire. Although it's fairly unreliable, Pain Split is Rotom-C's only means of recovery outside of Rest. Hidden Power Fire provides Rotom-C with a means of damaging Grass-types such as Sceptile, Ferroseed, and opposing Rotom-C.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread allows Rotom-C to outspeed all positive-natured base 80 Speed Pokemons. However, if the extra Speed isn'(ASCII)t needed, Rotom-C can choose to invest more in its bulk. An alternate spread of 168 HP / 252 SpA / 88 Spe with a Modest nature can be used to gain more bulk to take hits with while still outspeeding the likes of Omastar and Bouffalant. However, the inability to outspeed Gallade and Kabutops hurts Rotom-C's ability to keep them in check.</p>

    <p>This Rotom-C really appreciates teammates that can handle Fire-types, as all of them can come in for free on Will-O-Wisp and they all resist Leaf Storm. Qwilfish, Rhydon, and Slowking can all check Fire-types and support Rotom-C in various ways. Most Grass-types can switch into Rotom-C with relative ease, although Thunder Wave and Hidden Power Fire can catch them by surprise. Still, a check to them will ease the pressure on Rotom-C. Fire-types such as Emboar, Moltres, and Entei can handle most Grass-types. Alternatively, you can turn to Sap Sipper Pokemon such as Bouffalant and Miltank to handle opposing Grass-types. Wish Ssupport can help Rotom-C stay around longer as Pain Split is far from reliable. Alomomola is perfect for this, as it'(ASCII)s one of the best checks to Entei and Emboar in RU and it also possesses the largest Wish in the tier. Although this set is more supportive, entry hazard support is still appreciated. Rhydon, Druddigon, and Qwilfish are all capable of providing such support and checking various Fire- and Grass-types for Rotom-C respectively; Druddigon can even check various Grass-types.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Perhaps the easiest set to mold from its other sets is aby utilizing the ChestoRest settrategy. This can be achieved simply by placing Rest in the last slot of the utility set and switching the item to a Chesto Berry. This gives Rotom-C the ability to fully heal its HP and status once, thus quickly swing momentum in the mid stages of the match. Another is an Expert Belt set. Such an be used, and it would compose of Volt Switch, Leaf Storm, Thunderbolt, and Hidden Power Fire (or Ice) to lure in and KO threats such as Escavalier, Klinklang, and Druddigon after using a STAB move. Last would bely,(AC) a Rain Dance support set as Rotom-C’can be considered,(AC) as Rotom-C'(ASCII)s typing fits very well ointo rain teams, giving such teams a solid resistance to Electric- and Grass-type moves.</p>

    <p>As for individual moves, Rotom-C's offensive movepool is not decent. Rotom-C's relevant offensive coverage starts and ends with its STABs and Hidden Power. Outside of the Choice Specs set, Hidden Power Ice doesn't have enough power to get through Druddigon's solid bulk fast enough. Signal Beam and Shadow Ball can be used to hit Psychic-types such as Uxie if desired, but they're only hitting about as hard as a neutral Thunderbolt. Any set trying to utilize Substitute is severely hindered by the fact that Leaf Storm cuts Rotom-C's Special Attack by 2two stages, thus usually forcing it to switch out afterward.</p>

    <p>Rotom-C's support movepool is actually better. Toxic is a pretty neat looking option to cripple opposing walls; that said,(AC) however, Rotom-C tends to attract walls that are immune to poison, such as Ferroseed, Clefable, and Amoonguss. Rotom-C has both Thunder Wave and Confuse Ray, which can form a pretty frustrating parafusion set. However, this set lacks the overall reliability of Rotom-C's other sets. With decent Speed and solid defenses, Rotom-C can utilize a dual screens set. Such a set is hampered by the strong presence of strong Bug-, Fire-, and Ice-type moves, though.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>To attempt to counter Rotom-C, you must first determine what set it's running, as each set typically sets out to do something completely different from the others. That said, Roselia and Amoonguss are decent initial switch-ins to scout a set as the only thing they really fear are Trick and Choice Specs-boosted Hidden Power Fire. Druddigon is also solid, as it isn't really crippled by Trick. However, it has to be wary of Will-O-Wisp and the rare Choice Specs-boosted Hidden Power Ice. As ironic as it mayight sound, Rotom-C can also be a good check to itself due to its resistances to Electric- and Grass-type moves. Outside of these, checks and counters generally vary with each set.</p>

    <p>The Choice Scarf set gets walled by Amoonguss and Roselia, as even Hidden Power Fire will not break through them while both can threaten Rotom-C with their Poison-type STAB moves. Bulkier Fire-type Pokemon such as Entei and Emboar can stomach an Electric-type move and retaliate with a powerful Flare Blitz, whileand Entei can even revenge kill a weakened Choice Scarf Rotom-C with ExtremeSpeed. Without Hidden Power Fire, Ferroseed hard counters the Choice Scarf set, as the best Rotom-C can do to it otherwise is cripple Ferroseed with Trick. Druddigon can also take attacks from the Choice Scarf set with relative ease and it doesn't mind Trick nearly as much as other defensive switch-ins. The Choice Specs set has no true counters,(AC) as one correct prediction from Rotom-C can seriously dent or KO yourRotom-C's check (Never refer to a Pokemon as "you".). However, with the boost in power comes a drop in Speed, so revenge killing is much easier. Accelgor, Galvantula, Entei, and Moltres can all revenge kill Rotom-C. The latterst two can even come in directly to Leaf Storm thanks to their decent bulk and resistances to the move. Choice Scarf users such as Emboar, Braviary, and Medicham can also revenge kill Rotom-C.</p>

    <p>The utility set doesn't really have "counters"(ASCII) in the strictest sense of the word sincbecause it simply aims to support its team, but its impact can be lessened by certain Pokemon. Roselia is a full stop to the set as it has Natural Cure to heal status afflictions, a 4x resistance to Leaf Storm, a 2x resistance to Volt Switch and Thunderbolt, and it has the special bulk to stomach Hidden Power Fire if Rotom-C chooses to carry it. Amoonguss and Ferroseed also fare well, but they have to be more careful around Will-O-Wisp asince they don't have Natural Cure. Although it's relatively rare in RU, Choice Specs Altaria is a fine offensive response as it has Natural Cure to heal status, a 4x resistance to Leaf Storm, and the special bulk to handle Electric-type moves.</p> Avoid using the words "may" and "since", as they are both very vague; replace the former with "might" or "can", and the latter with "as" or "because".


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