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Rotom-H

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  1. TrollFreak

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    Rotom-H


    [Overview]

    <p>Even though it faces stiff competition from its
    other forme, Rotom-W, Rotom-H is a good Pokemon in its own right. With great offensive typing and 105 Special Attack, Rotom-H can bake its opponents. It is also a very bulky Pokemon, with a base stat of 107 in both defenses being well above average. Rotom-H also has a Ground-type immunity, meaning that it can partner up with a Ground-type Pokemon and form the powerful "DisQuake" combo. However, this is where Rotom-H's warranty expires; even though it has only two weaknesses, they are two of the most common types in VGC 2012: Rock and Water. It also has a mediocre base 86 Speed, meaning that faster Pokemon such as Latios and Terrakion can dispose of it before it can attack. It is also very predictable, as an Electric-type attack, Overheat and a Hidden Power comprise its typical offensive movepool. However, don't underestimate the Easy Bake oven, it can roast a team easily.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Standard
    move 1: Overheat
    move 2: Thunderbolt / Discharge
    move 3: Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Grass / Thunder Wave
    move 4: Protect
    item: Sitrus Berry / Electric Gem
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is Rotom-H's bread and butter set, as it provides both bulk and power. Overheat is the main move on any Rotom-H set, as it is the reason to be using it over other Rotom formes. Thunderbolt is STAB, and it also hits very hard. However, Discharge can be used for a great STAB spread move, and works great with a Ground-type partner to form
    "DisQuake". The choice for the third moveslot depends on what Rotom-H needs to accomplish. Hidden Power Ice nails Dragon-type foes that are resistant to Rotom-H's STAB moves, such as Latios, Garchomp, and Haxorus. Hidden Power Grass hits Ground-type Pokemon that are again resistant to Rotom-H's STABmoves, such as Gastrodon and Rhyperior. Finally, Thunder Wave can be used to slow down faster Pokemon such as Infernape and Weavile. Protect is used to keep Rotom-H from taking unnecessary damage from moves such as Fake Out.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs for this set are very straightforward: maximum Special Attack provides the power for this set, while maximum HP provides bulk and survivability. However,an EV spread of
    124 HP / 252 SpA / 132 Spe can be used to outspeed 252 Speed Politoed, Metagross and Cloyster, which is crucial as Cloyster and Politoed have STAB Water-type attacks that can KO Rotom-H, and KOing Metagross before it can attack is nice as well. A Sitrus Berry gives Rotom-H more survivability, which is useful considering that it has two common weaknesses. Alternatively, an Electric Gem gives Rotom-H a single-use powerful Electric-type attack, which is very useful in getting the extra power to grab a KO.</p>

    <p>Rotom-H partners should be able to rid the field of Rock- and Water-type Pokemon. As such, Ground-type Pokemon work well, as their STAB attacks can get rid of Pokemon such as Tyranitar and Terrakion. Gastrodon is a perfect partner, since it can beat Rock-type Pokemon thanks to
    its Water / Ground typing, while drawing Water-type attacks away from Rotom-H thanks to Storm Drain. Meanwhile, Rotom-H helps out by KOing Grass-types. Torterra is another decent partner, as it can use its Grass-type STAB moves to clear Water-types and Ground-type STAB moves to clear Rock-types, while Rotom-H deals with Ice- and Flying-type Pokemon. Other great partners include Mamoswine and Garchomp; the former can put pressure on opposing Latios and Garchomp with its priority Ice Shard, while Rotom-H KOes Scizor and Metagross; the latter can get rid of Rock-type Pokemon, especially Tyranitar.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Overheat
    move 2: Thunderbolt
    move 3: Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Grass
    move 4: Trick
    item: Choice Scarf / Choice Specs
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With Rotom-H's great offensive typing, it is a wonderful Choice item user. With a Choice Scarf, Rotom-H hits 227 Speed, and 258 Special Attack with Choice Specs, meaning that Rotom-H can either outspeed or overpower its usual checks. Overheat wrecks Steel- and Grass-type Pokemon, such as Metagross,
    Abomasnow, and Chlorophyll users such as Jumpluff and Venusaur. With Choice Specs, Thunderbolt wrecks 252 HP Jellicent, 252 / 252 Togekiss, 4 HP Kingdra, and Politoed sans Wacan Berry. Hidden Power Ice nails Dragon-type Pokemon that would be safe from Rotom-H's STAB moves, such as Latios and Haxorus. On the other hand, Hidden Power Grass nails Gastrodon and Rhyperior, who can cause problems for Rotom-H. Finally, every Choice item user that has access to Trick should use it, as Trick deters defensive Pokemon, such as Cresselia and Musharna.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are again straightforward: maximum Special Attack and Speed are used so Rotom-H can make the most of its Choice item. While Rotom-H is a great Choice item
    user, one must keep in mind that Rotom-H cannot use Protect, and therefore major support is needed. Follow Me and Rage Powder users such as Amoonguss and Lucario work great, as Amoonguss beats Rock- and Water-type Pokemon, while Lucario beats Tyranitar. Toxicroak also helps, as it beats Rock-type Pokemon as well as gaining health back when hit by a Water-type attack, and can use Fake Out to buy Rotom-H time to attack. Ninetales works as well, as a sun-boosted Overheat is very powerful; few Pokemon can take it. Gastrodon is another great partner, since it can beat Rock-type Pokemon thanks to its dual Water / Ground typing, and has Storm Drain to keep Rotom-H safe from Water-type attacks. Torterra makes a great partner as it can use its powerful Grass-type moves to deal with Water-types, and decimate Rock-types with Earthquake, while Rotom-H deals with Ice- and Flying-type Pokemon. Rotom-H appreciates teammates that can handle Dragon-type Pokemon, so Mamoswine is a solid partner.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>With a decent movepool, Rotom-H has quite a few options. Will-O-Wisp can be used to weaken physical attacks, while Reflect and Light Screen can both be used to make Rotom-H's team bulkier. However, thanks to Rotom-H's great offensive typing, it should focus on attacking. Sunny Day is still an option for Rotom-H,
    as it can abuse the sun to make its Overheats overpowering while weakening Water-type attacks. Shadow Ball can be used to hit the Lati twins, as well as Ghost- and Psychic-type Pokemon, but that's about all it does. Item-wise, Rotom-H can use a Charti Berry to take attacks such as Rock Slide better, which can be useful in getting a KO on a Pokemon.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Even the most durable of ovens eventually get rusty, and there is one Pokemon that can speed up this process: Gastrodon. It's immune to Rotom-H's Electric-type STAB moves, and is resistant to Overheat. It can also retaliate with a STAB Water-type attack, which will hurt even more in rain. However, Gastrodon must be wary of Hidden Power Grass. Dragon-type Pokemon
    , such as Latios, Latias and Hydregion, resist both of Rotom-H's STAB moves, and all have powerful attacks to hit Rotom-H with. However, Hidden Power Ice can keep them at bay. Tyranitar gets a Special Defense boost in sand, so it can take a Hidden Power Grass, and then it can break the oven with a Rock Slide. Terrakion outspeeds and deals massive damage with Rock Slide, and is also bulky enough to take a Hidden Power Grass, especially in sand. Lastly, Trick Room can prove problematic for Rotom-H, especially Choice Scarf variants.</p>
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    [ADDIOTNAL COMMENTS]
    o.O

    change to max hp, mention other spread in oo. max speed politoed is rare and most likely scarf, max speed metagross is still walled (unless zen headbutt, but more hp helps here), max speed cloyster is not worth 132 evs. change fire gem to electric gem, overheat ohkoes enough mons as it is.

    - Overheat is the reason to be using this over other Rotom forms

    this and also it walls zapdos 100%

    mention mamoswine as a partner, to put pressure on latios while rotom kills scizors and metagrosseseses. i think you're missing checks and counters, add gastrodon, latios, and terrakion.
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    yea i know, i was doing this at school, and i wasn't finished, thanks for helping me out

    Ready for QC
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    1/2

    This is basically Zapdos, in a lot of ways. Fire/Electric offense, weak to Rock Slide, immune to quake, etc. So it still pairs well with Garchomp.
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    If you're absolutely in desperate need of an item, Charti Berry could be decent to stop Rock-type attacks. Give it a mention in OO.

    Other than that this looks good QC 2 / 2
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    I believe you mean third?
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    ready for GP
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    [Overview]

    <p>Even though it faces stiff competition from its it's other form, Rotom-W, Rotom-H is a good Pokemon in its it's own right. With great offensive typing and a Base 105 Special Attack, Rotom-H can bake its it's opponents. It is also a very bulky Pokemon, with a base stat of 107 in both Base 107 defenses being well above average. Rotom-H also has a Ground-type immunity, meaning that it can partner up with a Ground-type Pokemon and form the powerful "Disquake" combo. However, this is where Rotom-H's warranty expires; even though it has only two weaknesses, they are two of to the most common types in VGC 2012, Rock and Water. It also has a mediocre Base 86 Speed, meaning that faster Pokemon such as Latios and Terrakion can dispose of it before it can attack. It is also very predictable, as an Electric-type attack, Overheat and a Hidden Power comprise its typical is it's offensive movepool. However, don't underestimate the Easy Bake oven, it can roast a team easily.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Standard
    move 1: Overheat
    move 2: Thunderbolt / Discharge
    move 3: Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Grass / Thunder Wave
    move 4: Protect
    item: Sitrus Berry / Electric Gem
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Modest
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is Rotom-H's bread and butter set, as it provides both bulk and power. Overheat is the main move on any Rotom-H set, as it is the reason to be using it over other Rotom forms. Thunderbolt is STAB, and it also hits very hard. However, Discharge can be used for a great STAB spread move, and works great with a Ground-type partner to form "Disquake". The third moveslot is up to what Rotom-H needs to accomplish. Hidden Power Ice nails Dragon-type that are resistant to Rotom's STABs, such as Latios, Garchomp,(comma) and Haxorus. Hidden Power Grass hits Ground-type Pokemon that are again resistant to Rotom's STABs, such as Gastrodon and Rhyperior. Finally, Thunder Wave can be used to slow down faster Pokemon such as Infernape and Weavile. Protect is used to keep protect Rotom-H from taking unnecessary damage from moves such as Fake Out.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs for this set are is very straightforward: , maximum Special Attack provides the power for this set, while maximum HP health provides bulk and survivability. However,an EV spread of 124 HP / 252 SpA / 132 Spe can be used to outspeed 252 Speed Politoed, Metagross and Cloyster, which is crucial as Cloyster and Politoed have STAB Water-type attacks that can KO Rotom, and KOing Metagross before it can attack is nice as well. A Sitrus Berry gives it more survivability, which is useful considering that Rotom-H has two common weaknesses. Alternatively, an Electric Gem gives Rotom-H a powerful Electric-type attack, which is very useful in getting the extra power to grab a KO.</p>

    <p>Rotom-H partners should be able to rid the field of Rock- and Water-type Pokemon. As such, Ground-type Pokemon work well, as their STAB Ground-type attacks can get rid of Pokemon such as Tyranitar and Terrakion. Gastrodon is a perfect partner, since it can beat Rock-type Pokemon thanks to it's Water / Ground typing, while as well as drawing Water-type attacks from Rotom-H thanks to Storm Drain. , Meanwhile, Rotom-H helps out by KOing Grass-types. Torterra is another decent partner, thanks to its Grass STAB to clear Water-types, and Ground STAB to clear of Rock-types, while Rotom-H deals with Ice- and Flying-type Pokemon. Other great partners include Mamoswine and Garchomp, the former can put which puts pressure on Latios and Garchomp thanks to it's priority Ice Shard, while Rotom-H KOs Scizor and Metagross, the latter which can get rid of Rock-type Pokemon, especially Tyranitar.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Overheat
    move 2: Thunderbolt
    move 3: Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Grass
    move 4: Trick
    item: Choice Scarf / Choice Specs
    ability: Levitate
    nature: Modest / Timid
    evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With Rotom-H's great offensive typing, it also makes a great Pokemon to use a Choice item. With a Choice Scarf, Rotom-H hits 227 Speed, 258 Special Attack with Choice Specs, meaning that Rotom-H can outspeed or overpower its usual checks. Overheat wrecks those Steel- and Grass-[backspace]type Pokemon, such as Metagross, Abomasnow and Chlorophyll users such as Jumpluff and Venusaur. With Choice Specs, Thunderbolt wrecks 252 HP Jellicent, 252 / 252 Togekiss, 4 HP Kingdra, and Politoed without a Wacan Berry. -(remove this) Hidden Power Ice nails Dragon-type Pokemon that would be safe from Rotom-H's STABs, such as Latios and Haxorus. On the other hand, Hidden Power Grass nails Gastrodon and Rhyperior, which can cause Rotom-H's problems. Finally, every no Choice user that has Trick should use it, as Trick deters screwes over defensive Pokemon, such as Cresselia and Musharna.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EVs are again straightforward: , maximum Special Attack and Speed are used so Rotom-H can make the most of its Choice item. While Rotom-H is a great Pokemon with a Choice item, one must keep in mind that Rotom-H cannot use Protect, and therefore major support is needed. Follow Me and Rage Powder Pokemon such as Ammonguss and Lucario work great , as Ammonguss beats Rock- and Water-type Pokemon, while Lucario beats Tyranitar. Fake Out users, such as Toxicroak, also helps, as it beats Rock-type Pokemon as well as gaining health back when hit by a Water-type attack, buying Rotom time to attack. Ninetails works as well, as a sun-boosted Sun powered Overheat is very powerful; , few Pokemon can take it. Gastrodon is another great partner, since it can beat Rock-type Pokemon thanks to its dual Water / Ground typing, and has as well as Storm Drain to keep keeping Rotom-H safe from Water-type attacks, while Rotom-H beats Grass-types. Torterra again makes a great partner, thanks to its Grass STAB to clear waters, and its Ground STAB to clear of Rock-types, while Rotom-H deals with Ice- and Flying-type Pokemon. Rotom appreciates teammates that can handle Dragon-type Pokemon, so Mamoswine again is a solid partner. Lastly, Mamoswine and Garchomp both make great partners, the former which can take care of faster Dragon-type Pokemon thanks to Ice Shard and STAB Ice-type attacks, the latter which can get rid of Tyranitar.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>With a decent movepool, Rotom-H has quite a few options items it can use. Will-O-Wisp can be used to weaken physical attacks, while Reflect and Light Screen can both be used to make Rotom-H's team bulkier. However, thanks to Rotom-H's great offensive typing, it should focus on attacking. Sunny Day is still an great option for Rotom-H, however, as it can abuse the sun Sun to make its Overheats overpowering while, as well as weakening Water-type attacks. Shadow Ball can be used to hit the Lati twins, as well as Ghost- and Psychic-type Pokemon harder, but that's about all it does. Item-wise, Rotom-H can use a Charti Berry to can be used to help Rotom-H take attacks such as Rock Slide better, which can be useful in getting a KO on a Pokemon. Finally, Fire Gem can be used so Rotom-H has a powerful Overheat, however, Overheat KOs enough Pokemon as is, therefore Electric Gem is overall a better choice.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Even the most durable of ovens eventually get rusty, and there is one Pokemon that can speed up this process: ; Gastrodon. It's is immune to Rotom-H's Electric STABs, and is resistant to Overheat. It can also retaliate with a STAB Water-type attack, which will hurt even more in rain. However, Gastrodon must be wary of Hidden Power Grass. Dragon-type Pokemon such as Latios, Latias and Hydregion resist both STABs, and all have powerful attacks to hit Rotom-H hard with, however a Hidden Power Ice can keep them at bay. Tyranitar gets a Special Defense boost in sand, meaning it can take a Hidden Power Grass, and then it can break the oven with a Rock Slide. Terrakion outspeeds and deals massive damage with Rock Slide, it is also bulky enough to take a Hidden Power Grass, especially in sand. Lastly, Trick Room can prove problematic for screw Rotom-H over, especially Choice Scarf variants.</p>
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    thanks NoBlue, this is done

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