Add Blue, Delete red, comments bottom. A few takeaways-you don't have to capitalise stuff like Special tanks. Edit:Well not really my JOB, more like a hobby Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide [Overview] <p> In a tier dominated by Water-, Electric-, and Ground-types, such as Suicune, Slowbro, Raikou and Rhyperior, Rotom C stands out as a great check to many of them. It is one of the best Water-type counters in the game, with its Electric- and Grass STABs providing super-effective coverage against the Wany water-typinge. Unfortunately, with pros come cons, and while Rotom-C resists some of the main offensive types in the UU metagame, it is also weak to other common offensive types like Ice, Fire and Bug. </p> <p>Rotom-C functions well as a Choice Scarf user thanks to its Base 86 speed, which is a cut above the other Base 85s such as Heracross. Its immunity to Choice Scarfed Flygon's Earthquake also comes in handy as this means it can switch in freely and out freely with Volt Switch. Its access to Trick also complements its Choice Sets, as it can cripple opponentsing walls and render them useless, and eases predictability ifby tricked oning an Offensive enemy.</p> <p>However, if Choice items are not your cup of tea, then Rotom-C can also elect to run a Nnon-Cchoiced Sset which hasith Pain Split as a shaky form of recovery. Rotom-C also features niche status moves such as Thunder Wave and Will-O-Wisp to cripple opponents, a trait which other Electric or Grass-types rarely have.</p> <p>Offensive Threats in general make good partners for Rotom-C thanks to Volt Switch, which allows you to gain momentum which you can command on the switch. In conclusion, Rotom-C is a very good pokemon, and is capable of succeeding more than decently with just the right amount of support.</p> [SET] name: Choice Scarf move 1: Leaf Storm move 2: Volt Switch move 3: Thunderbolt / Hidden Power [Ice] / Hidden Power [Fire] move 4: Trick item: Choice Scarf nature: Timid/Modest evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe [SET COMMENTS] <p>Rotom-C functions as a very powerful revenge killer, with its 140 Base Power STAB Leaf Storm able to OHKO multiple frail enemies in the UU metagame such as Sableye, Mienshao and more.Meanwhile, Volt Switch can be used to gain momentum on the opponent. This happens when your opponent, by switches in his checkg or counter to Rotom-C, which would put you in a spot, but because you Volt Satever deals witched, not only do you deal significanh what your foe just damage to his switch-ed in, but also get to switch in your own answer to his Rotom-C counter. However, in the event wheregh if you can predict that your opponent will switch in a Ground-type to nullify the Electric attackswhitch Rotom-C deals-in, you can use Leaf Storm to dish out a powerful Super-effective attack on their Ground-type, more often than not OHKOing it.</p> <p>In the event of a dedicated special wall coming out to cause trouble for Rotom-C, Trick can be used to nullify sa dedicated special wall's utility, and in the cause of Special tanks such as Snorlax or Porygon2, cause them to become predictable and easily eliminated. Rotom-C's dual STABs, although deadly to Water-types, are unfortunately resisted by opponent Grass-types. A Hidden Power on Rotom-C can be used to relieve this burden, but do take note that most Grass-types are just 2HKO'd by the Hidden Power, and in the meantime can take action against Rotom-C. Fret not, as Volt Switch on Rotom-C would does just the job, byallowing you to switching out into an appropriate Grass-type counter.</p> [Additional Comments] <p>Math dictates that a STAB neutral Thunderbolt does more damage than a Ssuper Eeffective Hidden Power. However, Hidden Power can come in handy sometimes when you need to immediately eliminate specific threats such as Ferroseed, Escavalier, Gligar, or Flygon immediately. A standard EV spread is used; the remaining 4 EVs are sent to Special Defense to give Porygon2 and Porygon-Z an Attack boost if they use Download. A Timid nature is preferred on Rotom-C in order to outspeed Positive Natured Base 85 Speed pokemon, especially Jolly Heracross.</p> <p>Will-O-wWisp and Thunder wWave are plausible options for neutering threats such as Snorlax and Non-substitute Raikou, allowing teammates to deal with them easily. However, care must be taken when using those moves, as being choice-locked into a non-damaging move can be taken advantage of by the opponent for setup opportunities forwith dangerous pokemon, especially Swords Dance Heracross.</p> <p> Blastoise is a good partner for Rotom-C for, spinning away Stealth Rocks from the field, while blocking Fire-type Aattacks from threats such as Darmanitan, whicho also outspeeds Rotom-C. Spikes stacking is supported by Rotom-C thanks to its offensive presence, being able to annihilate common Rapid Spinners such as Blastoise, Claydol and even Hitmontop. An exceptional spikes stacker which pairs well with Rotom-C is Qwilfish, as it resists common bBug-, Ice-, Poison- and Fire-Type moves which are dangerous for Rotom but, and is supported by the Electric and Ground Rresistances provided.</p> [SET] name: Defensive move 1: Leaf Storm move 2: Volt Switch/Thunderbolt move 3: Pain Split move 4: Will-O-Wisp/Thunder Wave item: Leftovers nature: Bold evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spd [SET COMMENTS] <p>Rotom-C is commonly seen as an offensive monster, but it also has an often overlooked Base 107 Defenses, which permit it to function nas a Ssemi-Bbulky Ssweeper. A significant HP investment is used to remedy the low Base 50 HP Stat of Rotom-C. The low Base HP, which Rotom-c has coincidentally bolsters the effect of Pain Split, granting a greater Health recovery while delivering a greater damage on the opponent. Thunderbolt can be used to dish out more damage to enemy Pokemon, but Volt sSwitch permits switching to a more suitable teammate and, thereby keeping momentum.</p> <p>Will-O-wWisp is useful for neutralising enemy Physical Attackers, cutting their monstrous Attack stat in half permanently, and also removing 1/8 of their health per turn as a bonus. If Physical Attackers do not pose a threat to your team, perhaps Thunder Wave can be considered to cripple faster threats.</p> [Additional Comments] <p>You can customise the EV spread of Rotom-cC to your needs, increasing the Special Attack EVs as necessary. The Ddefensive Sspread on Rotom-C is useful for defeating more Ground Types with ease while still beatingand Water-Ttypes with no problem. This Ddefensive Rotom-C set is specially tailored to combat Krookodile, Rhyperior without Megahorn, Scarfed Flygon, Sharpedo and Offensive Swampert, just to name a few, and more threats. The SA specially Ddefensive setpread is not used because its niche role is already fulfilled by Roserade.</p> <p>The Bbulky Set forset's teammates needs toshould play off its ability to pivot for momentum while inflicting status for the teams' needs. Anti-Fire support is needed for Rotom-C to function to its best potential, because they nullify the effects of Will-O-Wisp, resist a Leaf Storm, and even retaliate with their own Super Effective STAB attacks. A good candidate for fighting Fire is Blastoise, which also has the ability to Rapid Spin away Stealth Rocks from the field, which causes irritating residual damage to Rotom-C. Offensive threats which appreciate the removal of Bbulky waters such as Slowbro and Suicune make good partners with Rotom-C, thanks to Volt Switch's ability to gain momentum. Some pokemon which fulfill these abovepokemon include Heracross and Darmanitan.</p> [SET] name: Choice Specs move 1: Leaf Storm move 2: Volt Switch move 3: Thunderbolt / Hidden Power [Fire] move 4: Trick item: Choice Specs nature: Timid evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe [SET COMMENTS] <p>Rotom-C is gifted with an amazing STAB combination; Leaf Storm's sheer power can even cut the health of frailer pokemon which resist it by half, while Thunderbolt grants a supreme STAB strike with a 10% Paralysis rate to boot. On this set, Thunderbolt is used more often when the switching out granted by Volt Switch is not necessary, permitting you to attack repeated electric attackly without having to remove Rotom-C from the field. The extra power frorm the Choice Specs allows theyou to OHKO on frailer pokemon such as Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Raikou, Lanturn, Medicham, and more, with Leaf Storm, which was unobtainable previously.</p> <p>Grass Types resist both of Rotom-C's STABs, but you can use Volt Switch to switch into an appropriate teammate to deal with them. Trick is also another optionuseful to cripple defensive or support opponents permanently, such as Snorlax, Umbreon and Uxie, and allowing a teammate to finish them off.</p> [Additional Comments] <p>Choice Specs Rotom-C is more commonly seen on Ooffensive teams due to its sheer power, but you can also use it as a pivot for bulky offense or semi-stall teams. The Choice Specs it wields grants it major offensive presence, hitting like a truck before the power drop and being able to 2HKO a large number of UU pokemon. Thanks to its many resistances and one immunity to common attacking types, Rotom-C generally has many opportunities to switch in, especially on Earthquakes from Flygon and Thunderbolt or Volt Switch from Raikou or Zapdos. Since Choice Specs Rotom-C is mainly a wallbreaker, Pokemon that enjoy the removal or weakening of things like Gligar, Rhyperior, and bulky waters such as Slowbro, make great partners for this set. Good candidates include Choice Scarf Darmanitan and Heracross.</p> [SET] name: Non-Choice Attacker move 1: Leaf Storm move 2: Volt Switch / Thunderbolt move 3: Will-O-Wisp / Hidden Power [Fire] move 4: Pain Split item: Expert Belt/Leftovers nature: Timid evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe [SET COMMENTS] <p>This makes forset is a good lure because Rotom-C is running a Choiced set most of the time. Opponents expecting you to be locked into a Volt Switch or a Thunderbolt may daringly switch their Swampert, Lanturn or Quagsire in, but with this set you can OHKO them with a powerful Leaf Storm. This set works better on more balanced teams, as it sacrifices power and speed for bulk, semi-reliable recovery and the ability to switch moves, while also packing a status move to support its team. Leaf Storm is the main offensive move used as usual, but it is harder to use on the Choice Specs set, since it will be extremely weakened after the first blow. Thunderbolt or Volt Switch is the staple move onfor weakened enemies so power will not be lost, and RotomRotom-C would not have to switch out early due to a lack of power. Pain sSplit is for semi-reliable recovery which also damages the opponent as a bonus.</p> [Additional Comments] <p> The EVs are customisable; the ones used here maximise Rotom-C's offensive prowess. A, with a Timid nature is used to outpace LO Nidoking, Timid Togekiss and non-Scarf Heracross, as well as Kingdra -- Just in case it tries a nasty Outrage or Dragon Pulse. A defensive spread can also be used, with 120 HP EVs and a Modest nature, both physically and specially, to get a better use of its resistances and force even more switches. That wayWith this spread, it can outrun an Adamant Honchkrow and force it to Sucker Punch, although probably the best option against it is probably to Will-O-Wisp anyway. Since Snorlax and Umbreon walls Rotom-C and is are nuisances, Fighting-types such as Heracross and Hitmontop should be included as teammates.</p> <p>Some alternative EVs you can customise your Rotom-C with are:¶ 140 Speed EVs with 116 HP EVs can be used, to outspeed 252 Speed, Neutral Natured Honchkrows, forcing opponent Adamant Honchkrows to predict with Sucker Punch;¶ 208 Speed EVs with 48 HP EVs can be used, to outspeed 252 Speed, Neutral Natured Base 80s like Gallade, Medicham, Togekiss and Chandelure, the former two in which Rotom C can cripple with Will-O-Wisp; ¶ 220 Speed EVs with 36 HP EVs can be used to outspeed 252 Positive Natured Base 70s like Bisharp.</p> [Other Options] <p> Thunder Wave can be used over Will-O-Wisp as a status move to cripple fast enemies if Pphysical Aattackers aren't a problem for the team. Toxic as a status move is unnecessary and outclassed due to its wide distribution, and also it is unable to cause a -2 Attack drop on the opponent as compared to a Burn. Charge Beam can be. Charge Beam is an alternative option to facilitate a late game sweep if used correctly. Shadow Ball can be used as an extra coverage option to attack the numerous Ghost and Psychic types in the tier such as Mew, Mismagius, Cofagrigus and more, dealing similar Super Effective damage as a neutral Leaf Storm but not causing a -2 Special Attack Drop. A ChestoRest set can give Rotom-C another chance at life to help the team. This is possible on the Bulky Set to restore Rotom-C to full health. A RestTalk set can also be used to give better recovery to Rotom-C. It can also be used as a sleep fodder for the team, but is better left to other superior sleep fodders such as Suicune. It is possible to run a SubSplit set, but Leaf Storm's -2 Special Attack makes it difficult to keep Rotom ion the field for long, which reduces staying power and making it unviable.</p> [Counters] <p>Several notable checks to Rotom-C include Fire-types such as Arcanine and Victini, whicho can tank Leaf Storms and Hidden Powers yet cand retaliate with a STAB Super Effective Fire move, which can usually OHKO Rotom-C. Fast Ice types such as Weavile or Froslass serve as temporary checks which can OHKO with a STAB Super Effective Ice move but unable to switch in on Leaf Storms. Several checks to Rotom-C such as Escavalier, Durant, Ferroseed and Abomasnow resist Rotom-C's STAB moves and can OHKO back, but can be dealt with a 4x Effective Hidden Power Fire. Roserade can take Leaf Storms and Thunderbolts and set up on Rotom-C, or even OHKO with a STAB Boosted Sludge Bomb. It is also, while being bulky enough to take 2 or 3 Super Effective Hidden Powers. To deal with such checks, it is possible to repeatedly use the appropriate coverage move to deal Ssuper effective damage to them, or just (Volt) Switch out.</p> <p>Hard Counters to Rotom-C include Rotom-H and Snorlax. Rotom H resists all the attacks Rotom-C can throw at it and OHKOs with Overheat. They usually hold Choic, while items too, so Trick usually won't work. In such cases, the preferred method is to Volt Switch out and let an appropriate teammate deal with theming Trick. Snorlax haas massive HP and Special dDefense, allowing it to wall rRotom-C, and can dent with its powerful attacks like with Return or catch it on the Volt Switch with Pursuit. Tricking a Choice Specs on Snorlax can simplify the problem. In such cases, however, the preferred method is to Volt Switch out and let an appropriate teammate deal with them.</p> Comments: Just wondering, why is the overview so intensive and mentioning everything it can do? It's like 'oh it can do this. And that. And this." You're about to list these sets anyhow. I mean, just one set mention if it's the most prominent is fine but it kind of drags on, ya? I decided to cut mention of Flygon's EQ specifically;this applies in general, and Flygon is not his desired switchbait anyhow, having U-turn, Fpunch, Outrage, etc. Also you can't technically Volt Switch on it. (Yes, it'll 99% switch. But if you have less PP of V than it of EQ...) WoW is not niche IMO, it's a rare move and inflicting burn is great. Maybe when you mention Leaf Storm, mention what sweepers it can revenge? The only way Sable sweeps is with a CM staller set (And that probably avoids a OHKO) Should be an enter between set comments and the set comments, I believe. Do you really need to explain in great detail how Volt Switching to a counter works? Come to think, i tore apart that whole paragraph. Feel free to keep it if you want, but it's basically a "How to play PS" guide. Tricking Pory2 also strips it of its eviolite boost, and snorlax of its CB or lefties. 'Volt switch does just the job... of forcing out Rotom-C while leaving its check/counter not that damaged." I cut the WoW description. I mean, people know how burn works, so... A switch-in opportunity on a foe using Volt Switch isn't much of a switch-in opportunity. Wait... it just says 'Counters'... WHAT? 'Checks and counters" is what it's supposed to say.