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Rotom-C [QC 3/3] [GP 3/3]

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Metal Sonic, Dec 22, 2012.

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    [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.
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    done, made the grammatical changes



    man your job must be really tough lol!




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    [Overview]
    <p> In a tier dominated by Water-, Electric-, and Ground-types, such as Suicune, Slowbro, Raikou, (AC) 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 any Water-type. 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, including like Ice, Fire, (AC) 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 Earthquake also comes in handy as this means it can switch in and out freely with Volt Switch. Its access to Trick also complements its Choice Sets, as it can cripple opposing walls and render them useless, and or ease prediction ability by tricking an offensive enemy.</p>

    <p>However, if Choice items are not your cup of tea, then Rotom-C can also elect to run a non-choiced set with Pain Split. 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, (AC) and more. Meanwhile, Volt Switch can be used to gain momentum on the opponent by switching out to counter whatever deals with what your foe just switched in, although if you predict a Ground-type switch-in, you can use Leaf Storm to more often than not OHKO it.</p>

    <p>Trick can be used to nullify a dedicated special wall's utility, and because special tanks such as Snorlax or Porygon2 make good switch-ins to Rotom-C, it is relatively easy to predict a switch. to become predictable and easily eliminated. Rotom-C's dual STABs, although deadly to Water-types, are unfortunately resisted by Grass-types. A Hidden Power on Rotom-C can be used to relieve this burden, but most Grass-types are only just 2HKOed by the Hidden Power, (RC) and in the meantime can take action against Rotom-C. Fret not, as Volt Switch on Rotom-C does just the job, by allowing you to switch out to an appropriate Grass-type counter.</p>

    [Additional Comments]
    <p>Math dictates that a STAB neutral Thunderbolt does more damage than a super effective 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. 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-Wisp and Thunder Wave 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 with dangerous Pokemon, especially Swords Dance Heracross.</p>

    <p> Blastoise is a good partner for Rotom-C, spinning away Stealth Rocks from the field while blocking Fire-type attacks from threats such as Darmanitan, which 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, (AC) and even Hitmontop. An exceptional Spikes user stacker which pairs well with Rotom-C is Qwilfish, as it resists Bug-, Ice-, Poison-, and Fire-Type moves which that are dangerous for Rotom-C, while Rotom-C provides Electric and Ground resistances and is supported by the Electric and Ground resistances 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 often overlooked base 107 Defenses, which permit it to function as a semi-bulky sweeper. A significant HP investment is used to remedy the low base 50 HP Stat of Rotom-C which 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 Switch permits switching to a more suitable teammate, thereby keeping momentum.</p>

    <p>
    Will-O-Wisp is useful for neutralizing enemy physical attackers. If physical attackers do not pose a threat to your team, Thunder Wave can be considered to cripple faster threats</p>

    [Additional Comments]
    <p>You can customize the EV spread of Rotom-C to your needs, increasing the Special Attack EVs as necessary. The defensive spread on Rotom-C is useful for defeating Ground- and Types and Water-types. This defensive Rotom-C set is specially tailored to combat Krookodile, Rhyperior without Megahorn, Scarfed Flygon, Sharpedo, (AC) and Offensive Swampert, just to name a few. A specially defensive spread is not used because its niche role is already fulfilled by Roserade.</p>

    <p>The bulky set's teammates should play off its ability to pivot for momentum while inflicting status for the teams' needs. Anti-Fire-type support is needed for Rotom-C to function to its best potential, because they nullify the effects of Will-O-Wisp, resist Leaf Storm, (AC) and even retaliate with their own super effective STAB attacks. A good candidate for fighting Fire-types is Blastoise, which also has the ability to Rapid spin away Stealth Rocks from the field, (AC) which cause irritating residual damage to Rotom-C. Offensive threats which appreciate the removal of bulky Water-types such as Slowbro and Suicune make good partners with Rotom-C, thanks to Volt Switch's ability to gain momentum. Some of these pokemon 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, (RC) while Thunderbolt grants a supreme STAB strike with a 10% paralysis rate to boot. Thunderbolt is used more when the switching out granted by Volt Switch is not necessary, permitting you to attack repeatedly without having to remove Rotom-C from the field. The extra power from the Choice Specs allows you to OHKO frailer pokemon such as Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Raikou, Lanturn, Medicham, and more, (RC) with Leaf Storm.</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 useful to cripple defensive or support opponents permanently, such as Snorlax, Umbreon, (AC) and Uxie, and allowing a teammate to finish them off.</p>

    [Additional Comments]
    <p>Choice Specs Rotom-C is more commonly seen on offensive 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 Rotom-C major offensive presence, hitting like a truck 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 and Thunderbolts. Since Choice Specs Rotom-C is mainly a wallbreaker, Pokemon that enjoy the removal or weakening of things like Gligar, Rhyperior, and bulky Water-types 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 set is a good lure because Rotom-C is running a Choiced set most of the time, and as such opponents expecting you to be locked into a Volt Switch or a Thunderbolt may daringly switch their Swampert, Lanturn, (AC) or Quagsire in, but with this set you can OHKO them with only to be OHKOed by a powerful Leaf Storm. This set works better on more balanced teams, as it sacrifices power and speed for bulk, semi-reliable recovery, (AC) 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 hard to use on this set, since it will be extremely weakened after the first blow. Thunderbolt or Volt Switch is the staple move for weakened enemies so Rotom-C would not have to switch out early due to a lack of power. Pain Split is 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, with a Timid nature to outpace LO Nidoking, Timid Togekiss, (AC) and non-Scarf Heracross, as well as Kingdra. A defensive spread can also be used, with 120 HP EVs and a Modest nature to get a better use of its Rotom-C's resistances and force even more switches. With this spread, it can outrun an Adamant Honchkrow and force it to Sucker Punch, although the best option against it is probably to Will-O-Wisp anyway. Since Snorlax and Umbreon wall Rotom-C and 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 to outspeed 252 Speed, Neutral Natured Honchkrows, forcing opponent Adamant Honchkrows to predict with Sucker Punch;
    208 Speed EVs with 48 HP EVs to outspeed 252 Speed, Neutral Natured Base 80s like Gallade, Medicham, Togekiss and Chandelure, the former two which Rotom C can cripple with Will-O-Wisp;
    220 Speed EVs with 36 HP EVs to outspeed 252 Positive Natured Base 70s like Bisharp]</p>
    This section just looks wrong, put it in sentence form and merge it with the above paragraph

    [Other Options]
    <p>Thunder Wave can be used over Will-O-Wisp as a status move to cripple fast enemies if physical attackers aren't a problem for the team. Toxic as a status move is unnecessary and outclassed due to its wide distribution. 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, (AC) 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 drop makes it difficult to keep Rotom-C on the field for long, which reduces staying power and makes it unviable.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    <p>Several notable checks to Rotom-C include Fire-types such as Arcanine and Victini, which can tank Leaf Storms and Hidden Powers and retaliate with a STAB 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 Ice move but are unable to switch in on Leaf Storms. Several checks to Rotom-C such as Escavalier, Durant, Ferroseed, (AC) 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, (RC) or even OHKO with a Sludge Bomb, 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 super 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 OHKOes with Overheat while not minding Trick. Snorlax has massive HP and Special Defense, allowing it to wall Rotom-C, and can dent it with Return or catch it on the Volt Switch with Pursuit. Tricking a Choice Specs on Snorlax can cripple it for the match, however simplify the problem. In such cases, however, the preferred method is still to Volt switch out and let an appropriate teammate deal with Snorlax, as Rotom-C does not always want to lose its Choice item them.</p>


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    [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 any Water-type. 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 including Ice, Fire and Bug. </p>

    <p>Rotom-C's movepool gives it a number of offensive and defensive options. 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. ItRotom-C's immunity to Earthquake also comes in handy,(comma) as this means it can switch in and out freely with Volt Switch. Its accessThe ability to use Trick also complements Choice sets well, as it can either cripple opposing walls and render them useless or ease prediction by Tricking an offensive enemy. However, if Choice items are not your cup of tea, then Rotom-C can also elect to run a non-Choiced set with Pain Split. Rotom-C also has access to niche status moves,(comma) such as Thunder Wave and Will-O-Wisp,(comma) to cripple opponents, a combination of moves which other Electric- orand Grass-types rarely have. Finally, Volt Switch allows itRotom-C to gain momentum which you can command onby ensuring the correct switch, making it a useful partner to offensive threats. 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 (spaces between slashes)
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

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    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>When donning a Choice Scarf, Rotom-C functions as a very powerful revenge killer, with its 140 Base Power STAB Leaf Storm being able to OHKO multiple frail enemies in the UU metagame, including but not limited to Sableye and Mienshao. Meanwhile, Volt Switch can be used to gain momentum on the opponent by switching out to counter whatever your foe just switched in, although if you predict a Ground-type switch-in, you can use Leaf Storm to,(comma) more often than not,(comma) OHKO it.</p>

    <p>Trick can be used to nullify a dedicated special wall's utility, and because special tanks,(comma) such as Snorlax orand Porygon2,(comma) make for good switch-ins to Rotom-C, it is relatively easy to predict a switch. Rotom-C's dual STABs, although deadly to Water-types, are unfortunately resisted by Grass-types. A Hidden Power on Rotom-C can be used to relieve this burden, but most Grass-types are only 2HKOed by the Hidden Power and can take action against Rotom-C. Fret not, as Volt Switch on Rotom-C does just the job, by allowing you to switch out to an appropriate Grass-type counter.</p>

    [Additional Comments]
    <p>Math dictates that a STAB neutral Thunderbolt does more damage than a super effective Hidden Power. However, Hidden Power can come in handy sometimes when you need to immediately eliminate specific threats such as Ferroseed, Escavalier, Gligar, orand Flygon. 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 pPokemon, especially Jolly Heracross.</p>

    <p>Will-O-Wisp and Thunder Wave 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 locked into a non-damaging move can be taken advantage of by the opponent forto setup opportunities up with dangerous Pokemon, especially such as Swords Dance Heracross.</p>

    <p>Blastoise is a good partner for Rotom-C, spinning away Stealth Rock from the field while blocking Fire-type attacks from threats such as Darmanitan, which outspeeds Rotom-C. Rotom-C is able to support Spikes stackers thanks to its offensive presence, being able to annihilate common spinners such as Blastoise, Claydol, and even Hitmontop. An exceptional Spikes user whichthat pairs well with Rotom-C is Qwilfish, as it resists the Bug-, Ice-, Poison-, and Fire-type moves that are dangerous for Rotom-C, while Rotom-C provides Electric and Ground resistances.</p>

    [SET]
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    name: Defensive
    move 1: Leaf Storm
    move 2: Volt Switch/Thunderbolt (spaces between slashes)
    move 3: Pain Split
    move 4: Will-O-Wisp/Thunder Wave (spaces between slashes)
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Bold
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe

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    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>Rotom-C is commonly seen as an offensive monster, but it also has often overlooked base 107 Ddefenses, which permit it to function as a semi-bulky sweeper. A significant HP investment is used to remedy its low base 50 HP, which coincidentally bolsters the effect of Pain Split, granting a greater health recovery while dealing greater damage againsto the opponent. Thunderbolt can be used to dish out more damage to enemy Pokemon, but Volt Switch permits switching to a more suitable teammate, thereby keeping momentum. Will-O-Wisp is useful for neutralizing enemy physical attackers. Alternatively, if physical attackers do not pose a threat to your team, Thunder Wave can be considered for its ability to cripple faster threats</p>

    [Additional Comments]
    <p>You can customize the EV spread of Rotom-C to your needs, increasing the Special Attack EVs as necessary. The defensive spread on Rotom-C is useful for defeating Ground- and Water-types. This defensive Rotom-C set is specially tailored to combat Krookodile, Rhyperior without Megahorn, Scarfed Flygon, Sharpedo, and offensive Swampert, just to name a few. A specially defensive spread is not used because its niche role is already fulfilled by Roserade.</p>

    <p>The bulky set's teammates should play off its ability to pivot for momentum while inflicting status for the team's needs. Anti-Fire-type support is needed for Rotom-C to function to its best potential, because they nullifyare immune to the effects of Will-O-Wisp, resist Leaf Storm, and can even retaliate with their own super effective STAB attacks. A good candidate for fighting Fire-types is Blastoise, which also has the ability to spin away Stealth Rock from the field, which causes irritating residual damage to Rotom-C. Offensive threats which appreciate the removal of bulky Water-types such as&mdash;for example, Slowbro and Suicune &mdash;make good partners to Rotom-C, thanks to Volt Switch's ability to gain momentum. Some of these Pokemonthreats include Heracross and Darmanitan.</p>(Delete line)

    [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

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    <p>Rotom-C is gifted with an amazing STAB move combination; Leaf Storm's sheer power can deal massiven cut the health amounts of frailer Pokemon whichdamage even to resist it by halfances while Thunderbolt grants a supreme STAB offers more consistent powerike. Thunderbolt is used when the switching out granted by Volt Switch is not necessary, permitting you to attack repeatedly without having to remove Rotom-C from the field. The extra power from the Choice Specs allows you to OHKO frailer Pokemon, such as Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Raikou, Lanturn, Medicham, and more, with Leaf Storm.</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 useful to cripple defensive or support opponents permanently, such as Snorlax, Umbreon, and Uxie, allowing a teammate to finish them off.</p>

    [Additional Comments]
    <p>Choice Specs Rotom-C is more commonly seen on offensive teams due to its sheer power, but you can also use it as a pivot for bulky offense or semi-stall teams. Choice Specs grants Rotom-C major offensive presence, hittingallowing it to hit like a truck 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 and Thunderbolts. Since Choice Specs Rotom-C is mainly a wallbreaker, Pokemon that enjoy the removal or weakening of Gligar, Rhyperior, and bulky Water-types 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 (spaces between slashes)
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
    <p>This set is a good lure because Rotom-C is running a Choice set most of the time, and as such,(comma) opponents who expect you to be locked into Thunderbolt may daringly switch their Swampert, Lanturn, or Quagsire in, only to be OHKOed by 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 hard to use on this set, since it will be extremely weakened after the first blowuse. Thunderbolt or Volt Switch is the staple move for weakened enemies, so Rotom-C doesn't have to switch out early due to a lack of power. Pain Split is semi-reliable recovery which also damages the opponent as a bonus.</p>

    [Additional Comments]
    <p>The EVs are customizable; the ones used here maximisze Rotom-C's offensive prowess, with a Timid nature to outpace Life Orb Nidoking, Timid Togekiss, and non-Scarf Heracross, as well asnd Kingdra. A more defensive spread can also be used, with 120 HP EVs and a Modest nature to get a better use of Rotom-C's resistances and force even more switches. With this spread, itRotom-C can outrun an Adamant Honchkrow and force it to Sucker Punch, although the best option against it is probably Will-O-Wisp anyway. Since Snorlax and Umbreon wall Rotom-C, Fighting-types,(comma) such as Heracross and Hitmontop,(comma) should be included as teammates. You can customisze your Rotom-C with 140, 208, or 220 Speed EVs, with the remainder dumped into HP, to outspeed different prominent threats, such as Honchkrow, neutral-natured base 80 Speeds likesuch as Gallade and,(comma) Togekiss and,(comma) Chandelure, and positive-natured base 70 Speeds likesuch as Bisharp respectively.</p>

    [Other Options]
    <p>Thunder Wave can be used over Will-O-Wisp as a status move to cripple fast enemies if physical attackers aren't a problem for the team. 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,(comma) such as Mew, Mismagius, Cofagrigus, and more, dealing similar super effective damage to 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 be used instead to give better recovery to Rotom-C. It can also be used as a sleep fodder for the team, but that 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 drop makes it difficult to keep Rotom-C on the field for long, which reduces staying power and makes it unviable.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
    <p>Several notable checks to Rotom-C include Fire-types,(comma) such as Arcanine and Victini, which can tank Leaf Storms and Hidden Powers and retaliate with a STAB Fire move, which can usually OHKO Rotom-C. Fast Ice-types,(comma) such as Weavile orand Froslass,(comma) serve as temporary checks whichthat can OHKO with a STAB Ice move but are unable to switch in on Leaf Storm. 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 Sludge Bomb, while being bulky enough to take two or three super effective Hidden Powers. To deal with such checks, it is possible to repeatedly use the appropriate coverage move to deal super effective damage to them, or just (switch out either conventionally or with Volt) s Switch out.</p>

    <p>Hard counters to Rotom-C include Rotom-H and Snorlax. Rotom-H resists all of the attacks Rotom-C can throw at it and OHKOes with Overheat while not minding Trick. Snorlax has massive HP and Special Defense, allowing it to wall Rotom-C, and can dent it with Return or catch it on the Volt Switch with Pursuit. Tricking a Choice Specs onto Snorlax can cripple it for the match, however. In such cases, the preferred method is still to Volt Switch out and let an appropriate teammate deal with Snorlax, as Rotom-C does not always want to lose its Choice item.</p>



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