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Simisear

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by November Blue, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. November Blue

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    [Overview]

    <p>Simisear might seem inferior to Magmortar, but his base 101 Speed and access to Nasty Plot allow him to distance himself from his competition. With these tools at his disposal, Simisear can be an impressive setup sweeper. As entry hazards are so prevalent in NU, Simisear needs team support to perform well, which deters many from using him. Don't be fooled though, as Simisear has many redeeming qualities. His STAB Fire Blast is satisfyingly powerful, and he gets Grass Knot for all of the Water- and Rock-types tearing through NU. Additionally, he outspeeds the majority of the NU tier. Simisear might not be top banana, but he's a great choice if your team needs a straightforward, no-fuss sweeper.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Nasty Plot
    move 1: Nasty Plot
    move 2: Fire Blast
    move 3: Grass Knot
    move 4: Hidden Power Ground
    item: Life Orb
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Simisear just got his nails done, so a physical attacking set is out of the question. After one Nasty Plot, his Special Attack will reach 588 and he will become more powerful than almost every other special attacker in NU. The premise of this set is fairly simple: boost and sweep. If you remove entry hazards and maybe give him a little Wish support, your opponent's Pokemon will be dropping like flies. Fire Blast is extremely powerful, dealing huge amounts of damage to some of NU's top walls. Lickilicky, for example, is OHKOed with Stealth Rock damage factored in. Cryogonal is OHKOed easily, and even Bulk Up Gurdurr is taken out by Fire Blast with a little prior damage. Simisear greatly appreciates his access to Grass Knot, as it frees up his Hidden Power. Simisear has great coverage with Fire Blast, Grass Knot, and Hidden Power Ground, a combination only resisted by Altaria, Pelipper, and Mantine in NU. Grass Knot deals with Water- and Rock-types such as Quagsire, Regirock, and Golem, while Hidden Power Ground nails other Fire-types, such as Magmortar and Emboar (who takes neutral damage from Hidden Power Rock).</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Simisear must run a Timid nature or he risks being outsped by common NU Pokemon such as Miltank, Haunter, and Jynx. Life Orb is used to net additional KOs, such as Quagsire and Regirock. If you dislike Life Orb recoil, Expert Belt is a great alternative; with entry hazard support, the power difference is barely noticeable. Spikes support is excellent for Simisear, as it allows him to eke out a KO on Pokemon that might survive his boosted attacks. Gurdurr is a prime example; it can survive a boosted Fire Blast and Drain Punch Simisear in return, but with Spikes down, it's easily dispatched. Simisear is vulnerable to residual damage, so Rapid Spin support is crucial to his success. Wartortle, Cryogonal, and Armaldo are excellent for this support role. Miltank can cause problems for Simisear, as Thick Fat allows it to resist Fire Blast, and it is bulky enough to tank his coverage moves. Focus Blast OHKOes the cow easily, and still covers Fire-types: a neutral Focus Blast is only slightly weaker than a super effective Hidden Power Ground.</p>

    <p>Altaria resists every move on this set, so Hidden Power Rock can be used to cover it. However, Hidden Power Rock hits Emboar for neutral damage and can only manage a 2HKO. Either Pokemon will make your life miserable depending on which move you choose, so proper teammate support is vital. Mesprit and Jynx are great choices for dealing with Altaria, as both can easily KO it with Ice Beam. Swellow and Alomomola are excellent responses to Emboar; Swellow will always outspeed Emboar—even Jolly Choice Scarf variants—and Alomomola is bulky enough to avoid a 2HKO from any of Emboar's attacks. Specially defensive Quagsire can survive Grass Knot and KO Simisear in return with any of its STAB moves, so a strong Grass-type is recommended. Exeggutor or Vileplume should do the trick. Dual screens support can aid Simisear's sweep, as the extra bulk gives him more opportunities to set up. Mesprit is a great choice for providing dual screens. Finally, Wynaut can use Encore to create a free turn for Simisear to use to set up.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Overheat
    move 2: Grass Knot
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Flamethrower / Fire Blast
    item: Choice Specs
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set's biggest boon comes in its surprise factor. Simisear is not the most common Pokemon in NU, and opponents will probably expect him to be a Nasty Plot variant. Thus, a 140 Base Power STAB Overheat off 441 Special Attack will definitely catch your opponent off-guard. The move is quite powerful, and Simisear's base 101 Speed gives him a huge advantage, allowing him to outspeed almost every unboosted Pokemon in NU. Grass Knot will really do a number on Quagsire, as Choice Specs bypasses its Unaware ability. Flamethrower is a reliable backup STAB move that Simisear can use to power through the opponent's team late-game, and is vital for situations where a single Overheat won't do. Fire Blast is an alternative to Flamethrower, but its lower accuracy might leave something to be desired.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is mandatory, as Simisear will otherwise find himself outpaced by prominent NU attackers such as Jynx and Haunter. Entry hazard support is an excellent idea for Simisear, as he forces switches rather well, and the damage can help him secure KOs. Conversely, entry hazards on Simisear's side of the battlefield are going to make life very difficult for him, as he will be switching constantly due to Choice Specs. Rapid Spin users such as Wartortle, Torkoal, or Cryogonal are lifesavers, and will make Simisear much harder to handle. Focus Blast is an option over Hidden Power Ground if you need to deal with Miltank, who resists Overheat thanks to Thick Fat, and can tank Simisear's other moves. This set is completely walled by Altaria, so an Ice Beam user such as Jynx is a great teammate.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Simisear does not have many other useful options. A Choice Scarf set is decent, but somewhat outclassed by Magmortar with its far stronger attacking power. Substitute can replace Hidden Power Ground on the Nasty Plot set, and is quite useful for blocking status, checking faster Pokemon, and mitigating priority. Simisear will find it much easier to sweep while behind a Substitute, and can KO threats that would otherwise outspeed and KO, such as Swellow and Choice Scarf Rotom-S.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Stealth Rock is a real problem for Simisear, so keeping the entry hazards down can really put a damper on his sweep. Faster Pokemon and Choice Scarf users can take advantage of Simisear's frailty, while Pokemon such as Rotom-S, Swellow, and Cinccino can KO the monkey with ease. Priority is also a problem with two powerful Aqua Jet users in the tier—Samurott and Carracosta. Absol might not be able to switch in, but Sucker Punch can KO Simisear easily. Altaria resists every attack Simisear uses except Hidden Power Rock and can threaten a KO with Earthquake. Bulky Fire-types are a problem for Simisear as well. Emboar and Camerupt both have enough bulk to survive an attack and KO with Superpower and Earth Power, respectively. Specially defensive Quagsire with Unaware negates any Nasty Plot boosts Simisear has attained, survives Grass Knot, and KOes with either Earthquake or Waterfall. Miltank, with the right set, is an absolute nightmare for Simisear. It resists Fire Blast, can threaten with paralysis, and even set up Stealth Rock. Additionally, Miltank has access to Milk Drink to stall Simisear for Life Orb recoil as well, then KO with Body Slam.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Simisear gets Blaze from the Dream World. This ability can be quite useful for Simisear, as residual damage will mean that he falls into Blaze range quite often.</p>
  2. November Blue

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    Not part of G/P so I can't stamp this for you but the worst thing me doing a rough check can do is bumping your thread, right? :)

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    [Overview]

    <p>This little monkey (Simisear) might seem inferior to Magmortar, but he has two elements that allow him to differentiate himself: base 101 Speed and Nasty Plot. (his base 101 Speed and access to Nasty Plot allow him to distance himself from his competition.) With these tools at his disposal, Simisear is (can be) an impressive setup sweeper. As entry hazards are so prevalent in NU, Simisear needs team support to perform well. This can deter people from using him, unfortunately. (Comma) (which deters many from using him.) Don't be fooled though! Simisear is a really neat Pokemon. (Comma) (as Simisear has many redeeming qualities.) His STAB Fire Blast is satisfyingly powerful, and he gets Grass Knot for all of the Water- and Rock-typestearing around in (through) NU. (Additionally, he) He outspeeds the majority of the (NU) tier as well. Simisear might not be top banana, but he's a great choice if your team needs a straightforward. (Comma) no-fuss sweeper.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Nasty Plot
    move 1: Nasty Plot
    move 2: Fire Blast
    move 3: Grass Knot
    move 4: Hidden Power Ground
    item: Life Orb
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Simisear just got his nails done, so a physical attacking set is out of the question. After one Nasty Plot (Comma) his Special Attack hits (will reach) 588—much stronger (higher) than that (of) Magmortar idiot! The premise of this set is fairly simple: boost, (no comma necessary) and sweep. (If you remove) Manage entry hazards, (and) maybe give him a little Wish support, and your opponent's Pokemon will be dropping like flies. Fire Blast is extremely powerful, and deals (dealing) huge amounts of damage to some of NU's top walls. Lickilicky, for example, is OHKOed with Stealth Rock damage factored in. Cryogonal is OHKOed easily, and even Bulk Up Gurdurr is taken out by Fire Blast with a little prior damage. Simisear is really happy that he has (greatly appreciates his) access to Grass Knot, as it frees up his Hidden Power. Simisear has great coverage with Fire Blast, Grass Knot, and Hidden Power Ground, a combination that is only resisted by Altaria, Pelipper, and Mantine in NU. Grass Knot deals with Water- and Rock-types such as Quagsire, Regirock, and Golem, and (while) Hidden Power Ground nails other Fire-types, such as Magmortar and Emboar (who takes neutral damage from Hidden Power Rock).</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Simisear must run a Timid nature or he risks being outsped by common NU Pokemon such as Miltank, Haunter, and Jynx. Life Orb is needed for power, as he can't OHKO Quagsire or Regirock without it. (used to net additional KOs, such as Quagsire and Regirock.) (If you dislike Life Orb recoil, Expert Belt is a great alternative; with entry hazard support the power difference is barely noticeable.) Spikes support is excellent for Simisear, as it allows him to eke out a KO on Pokemon that might survive his boosted attacks. Gurdurr is a prime (the primary) example; it can survive a boosted Fire Blast and Drain Punch Simisear in return, but with Spikes down, it's easily dispatched. Simisear is vulnerable to residual damage, so Rapid Spin support is crucial to his success. Wartortle, Cryogonal, and Armaldo can all help out with this. (are excellent for this support role.) If you dislike Life Orb recoil, Expert Belt is a great alternative; with entry hazard support the power difference is barely noticeable. (Moved up for coherence.) Miltank can cause problems for Simisear, as (Thick Fat allows) it (to) resists Fire Blast, and (she) is bulky enough to tank his coverage moves. Focus Blast OHKOes the cow easily, and still covers Fire-types; (colon) a neutral Focus Blast is only slightly weaker than a super effective Hidden Power Ground.</p>

    <p>Altaria resists every move on this set, so Hidden Power Rock can be used to cover it. However, Hidden Power Rock hits Emboar for neutral damage and can only manage a 2HKO. Either Pokemon will make your life miserable depending on which move you choose, so you must support Simisear with teammates that can eliminate them. (proper teammate support is vital.) Mesprit and Jynx are great choices for dealing with Altaria, as both can easily down (KO) it with Ice Beam. Swellow and Alomomola are excellent repsonses (responses) to Emboar; Swellow will always outspeed Emboar—even Jolly Choice Scarf variants—and Alomomola is bulky enough to avoid a 2HKO from any of Emboar's attacks. Specially defensive Quagsire can survive Grass Knot and KO Simisear in return with any of its STAB moves, so a Pokemon with a stronger Grass-type move is needed. (strong Grass-type is recommended.) Exeggutor or Vileplume should do the trick. Dual screen (Screens) support can aid Simisear's sweep, as the extra bulk gives him more opportunities to set up. Mesprit is a great choice for providing dual screens. Finally, Wynaut can use Encore to create a free turn for Simisear to use to set up.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Overheat
    move 2: Grass Knot
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Flamethrower / Fire Blast
    item: Choice Specs
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set's biggest draw is (boon comes in) its surprise factor. Simisear is not the most common Pokemon in NU, and opponents will probably expect him to be a Nasty Plot variant. So (Thus,) a 140 Base Power STAB Overheat off 441 Special Attack will definitely catch your opponent off-guard. The move is quite powerful, and can Simisear's base 101 Speed gives him a huge advantage, as he (allowing him to) outspeeds almost every unboosted Pokemon in NU. Grass Knot will really do a number on Quagsire, as Choice Specs bypasses its Unaware ability. Flamethrower is a reliable backup STAB move that Simisear can use to power through the opponent's team late(hyphen)game, and is vital for situations where a single Overheat won't do. Fire Blast is an alternative to Flamethrower, but its lower accuracy might leave a bitter taste in your mouth. (something to be desired.)</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is mandatory, otherwise Simisear will (as Simisear will otherwise) find himself outpaced by prominent NU attackers such as Jynx and Haunter. Entry hazard support is a huge help (an excellent idea) for Simisear, as he forces switches rather well, and the damage can help him secure KOs. Inversely (Conversely), entry hazards on Simisear's side of the battlefield are going to make life very difficult for him, as he will be switching constantly (due to Choice Specs). A Rapid Spin user(s) such as Wartortle, Torkoal, or Cryogonal is a real (are) lifesaver(s), and will make Simisear much harder to handle. Focus Blast can be used (is an option) over Hidden Power Ground if you need to deal with Miltank, who resists Overheat thanks to Thick Fat, and can tank Simisear's other moves. This set is completely walled by Altaria, so an Ice Beam user such as Jynx is a great teammate.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Simisear does not have many other useful options. A Choice Scarf set is fairly good (decent), but somewhat outclassed by Magmortar who claims (with its) far stronger attacking power. Substitute can replace Hidden Power Ground on the Nasty Plot set, and is quite useful for defending against (blocking) status, (checking) faster Pokemon, and (mitigating) priority. Simisear will find it much easier to sweep while behind a Substitute, and can KO threats that would otherwise outspeed and KO, such as Swellow and Choice Scarf Rotom-S.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Stealth Rock is a real problem for Simisear, so keeping the entry hazards down can really put a damper on his sweep. Faster Pokemon and Choice Scarf users can take advantage of Simisear's frailty, and (while) Pokemon such as Rotom-S, Swellow, and Cinccino can KO the monkey with ease. Priority is also a problem with two powerful Aqua Jet users in the tier—Samurott and Carracosta. Absol might not be able to switch in, but its ever-present Sucker Punch can KO Simisear easily. Altaria resists every attack Simisear uses except Hidden Power Rock and can threaten a KO with Earthquake. Bulky Fire-types can give Simisear headaches. (are a problem for Simisear as well.) Emboar and Camerupt both have enough bulk to survive an attack and KO with Superpower and Earth Power, respectively. Specially defensive Quagsire (with Unaware) negates any Nasty Plot boosts Simisear has attained with its Unaware ability, survives Grass Knot, and KOes with either Earthquake or Waterfall. Miltank, with the right set, is an absolute nightmare for Simisear. It resists Fire Blast, can threaten with paralysis, and even set up Stealth Rock. Miltank can use (Additionally, Miltank has access to) Milk Drink to stall Simisear for Life orb (Orb) recoil as well, then KO with Body Slam.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Simisear gets Blaze from the Dream World. This ability is quite good for him; residual damage can add up, and this ability uses it to his advantage. (This ability can be quite useful for Simisear, as residual damage will mean that he falls into Blaze range quite often.)</p>


    Okay! Most of the changes I suggested were to streamline coherence or to clarify confusion in wording. Pretty nice overall! Here's a Copy/Paste version if you'd like to use it:

    Copy/Paste (open)
    [Overview]

    <p>Simisear might seem inferior to Magmortar, but his base 101 Speed and access to Nasty Plot allow him to distance himself from his competition. With these tools at his disposal, Simisear can be an impressive setup sweeper. As entry hazards are so prevalent in NU, Simisear needs team support to perform well, which deters many from using him. Don't be fooled though, as Simisear has many redeeming qualities. His STAB Fire Blast is satisfyingly powerful, and he gets Grass Knot for all of the Water- and Rock-typestearing through NU. Additionally, he outspeeds the majority of the NU tier. Simisear might not be top banana, but he's a great choice if your team needs a straightforward, no-fuss sweeper.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Nasty Plot
    move 1: Nasty Plot
    move 2: Fire Blast
    move 3: Grass Knot
    move 4: Hidden Power Ground
    item: Life Orb
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Simisear just got his nails done, so a physical attacking set is out of the question. After one Nasty Plot, his Special Attack will reach 588—much higher than that of Magmortar! The premise of this set is fairly simple: boost and sweep. If you remove entry hazards and maybe give him a little Wish support, your opponent's Pokemon will be dropping like flies. Fire Blast is extremely powerful, dealing huge amounts of damage to some of NU's top walls. Lickilicky, for example, is OHKOed with Stealth Rock damage factored in. Cryogonal is OHKOed easily, and even Bulk Up Gurdurr is taken out by Fire Blast with a little prior damage. Simisear greatly appreciates his access to Grass Knot, as it frees up his Hidden Power. Simisear has great coverage with Fire Blast, Grass Knot, and Hidden Power Ground, a combination only resisted by Altaria, Pelipper, and Mantine in NU. Grass Knot deals with Water- and Rock-types such as Quagsire, Regirock, and Golem, while Hidden Power Ground nails other Fire-types, such as Magmortar and Emboar (who takes neutral damage from Hidden Power Rock).</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Simisear must run a Timid nature or he risks being outsped by common NU Pokemon such as Miltank, Haunter, and Jynx. Life Orb is used to net additional KOs, such as Quagsire and Regirock. If you dislike Life Orb recoil, Expert Belt is a great alternative; with entry hazard support the power difference is barely noticeable. Spikes support is excellent for Simisear, as it allows him to eke out a KO on Pokemon that might survive his boosted attacks. Gurdurr is the primary example; it can survive a boosted Fire Blast and Drain Punch Simisear in return, but with Spikes down, it's easily dispatched. Simisear is vulnerable to residual damage, so Rapid Spin support is crucial to his success. Wartortle, Cryogonal, and Armaldo are excellent for this support role. Miltank can cause problems for Simisear, as Thick Fat allows it to resist Fire Blast, and she is bulky enough to tank his coverage moves. Focus Blast OHKOes the cow easily, and still covers Fire-types: a neutral Focus Blast is only slightly weaker than a super effective Hidden Power Ground.</p>

    <p>Altaria resists every move on this set, so Hidden Power Rock can be used to cover it. However, Hidden Power Rock hits Emboar for neutral damage and can only manage a 2HKO. Either Pokemon will make your life miserable depending on which move you choose, so proper teammate support is vital. Mesprit and Jynx are great choices for dealing with Altaria, as both can easily KO it with Ice Beam. Swellow and Alomomola are excellent responses to Emboar; Swellow will always outspeed Emboar—even Jolly Choice Scarf variants—and Alomomola is bulky enough to avoid a 2HKO from any of Emboar's attacks. Specially defensive Quagsire can survive Grass Knot and KO Simisear in return with any of its STAB moves, so a strong Grass-type is recommended. Exeggutor or Vileplume should do the trick. Dual Screens support can aid Simisear's sweep, as the extra bulk gives him more opportunities to set up. Mesprit is a great choice for providing dual screens. Finally, Wynaut can use Encore to create a free turn for Simisear to use to set up.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Overheat
    move 2: Grass Knot
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Flamethrower / Fire Blast
    item: Choice Specs
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set's biggest boon comes in its surprise factor. Simisear is not the most common Pokemon in NU, and opponents will probably expect him to be a Nasty Plot variant. Thus, a 140 Base Power STAB Overheat off 441 Special Attack will definitely catch your opponent off-guard. The move is quite powerful, and Simisear's base 101 Speed gives him a huge advantage, allowing him to outspeed almost every unboosted Pokemon in NU. Grass Knot will really do a number on Quagsire, as Choice Specs bypasses its Unaware ability. Flamethrower is a reliable backup STAB move that Simisear can use to power through the opponent's team late-game, and is vital for situations where a single Overheat won't do. Fire Blast is an alternative to Flamethrower, but its lower accuracy might leave something to be desired.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is mandatory, as Simisear will otherwise find himself outpaced by prominent NU attackers such as Jynx and Haunter. Entry hazard support is an excellent idea for Simisear, as he forces switches rather well, and the damage can help him secure KOs. Conversely, entry hazards on Simisear's side of the battlefield are going to make life very difficult for him, as he will be switching constantly due to Choice Specs. Rapid Spin users such as Wartortle, Torkoal, or Cryogonal are lifesavers, and will make Simisear much harder to handle. Focus Blast is an optionover Hidden Power Ground if you need to deal with Miltank, who resists Overheat thanks to Thick Fat, and can tank Simisear's other moves. This set is completely walled by Altaria, so an Ice Beam user such as Jynx is a great teammate.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Simisear does not have many other useful options. A Choice Scarf set isdecent, but somewhat outclassed by Magmortar with its far stronger attacking power. Substitute can replace Hidden Power Ground on the Nasty Plot set, and is quite useful for blocking status, checking faster Pokemon, and mitigating priority. Simisear will find it much easier to sweep while behind a Substitute, and can KO threats that would otherwise outspeed and KO, such as Swellow and Choice Scarf Rotom-S.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Stealth Rock is a real problem for Simisear, so keeping the entry hazards down can really put a damper on his sweep. Faster Pokemon and Choice Scarf users can take advantage of Simisear's frailty, while Pokemon such as Rotom-S, Swellow, and Cinccino can KO the monkey with ease. Priority is also a problem with two powerful Aqua Jet users in the tier—Samurott and Carracosta. Absol might not be able to switch in, but Sucker Punch can KO Simisear easily. Altaria resists every attack Simisear uses except Hidden Power Rock and can threaten a KO with Earthquake. Bulky Fire-types are a problem for Simisear as well. Emboar and Camerupt both have enough bulk to survive an attack and KO with Superpower and Earth Power, respectively. Specially defensive Quagsire with Unaware negates any Nasty Plot boosts Simisear has attained, survives Grass Knot, and KOes with either Earthquake or Waterfall. Miltank, with the right set, is an absolute nightmare for Simisear. It resists Fire Blast, can threaten with paralysis, and even set up Stealth Rock. Additionally, Miltank has access to Milk Drink to stall Simisear for Life Orb recoil as well, then KO with Body Slam.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Simisear gets Blaze from the Dream World. This ability can be quite useful for Simisear, as residual damage will mean that he falls into Blaze range quite often.</p>
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    Okay, thanks guys!

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    Aren't we kinda stating the obvious when saying that after the boost, Simisear's offense becomes "much higher than that of Magmortar?" I think this statement should be reshaped at a more universal standpoint rather than a specific one (meaning you should say Simisear surpasses most of NU after the boost, and not Magnmortar).
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    Good point, I'll change it now. Thanks Greed!
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    [Overview]

    <p>Simisear might seem inferior to Magmortar, but his base 101 Speed and access to Nasty Plot allow him to distance himself from his competition. With these tools at his disposal, Simisear can be an impressive set-up(hyphen) sweeper. As entry hazards are so prevalent in NU, Simisear needs team support to perform well, which deters many from using him. Don't be fooled though, as Simisear has many redeeming qualities. His STAB Fire Blast is satisfyingly powerful, and he gets Grass Knot for all of the Water- and Rock-types tearing through NU. Additionally, he outspeeds the majority of the NU tier. Simisear might not be top banana, but he's a great choice if your team needs a straightforward, no-fuss sweeper.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Nasty Plot
    move 1: Nasty Plot
    move 2: Fire Blast
    move 3: Grass Knot
    move 4: Hidden Power Ground
    item: Life Orb
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Simisear just got his nails done, so a physical attacking set is out of the question. After one Nasty Plot, his Special Attack will reach 588 and he will become more powerful than almost every other special attacker in NU. The premise of this set is fairly simple: boost and sweep. If you remove entry hazards and maybe give him a little Wish support, your opponent's Pokemon will be dropping like flies. Fire Blast is extremely powerful, dealing huge amounts of damage to some of NU's top walls. Lickilicky, for example, is OHKOed with Stealth Rock damage factored in. Cryogonal is OHKOed easily, and even Bulk Up Gurdurr is taken out by Fire Blast with a little prior damage. Simisear greatly appreciates his access to Grass Knot, as it frees up his Hidden Power. Simisear has great coverage with Fire Blast, Grass Knot, and Hidden Power Ground, a combination only resisted by Altaria, Pelipper, and Mantine in NU. Grass Knot deals with Water- and Rock-types such as Quagsire, Regirock, and Golem, while Hidden Power Ground nails other Fire-types, such as Magmortar and Emboar (who takes neutral damage from Hidden Power Rock).</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Simisear must run a Timid nature or he risks being outsped by common NU Pokemon such as Miltank, Haunter, and Jynx. Life Orb is used to net additional KOs, such as Quagsire and Regirock. If you dislike Life Orb recoil, Expert Belt is a great alternative; with entry hazard support,(comma) the power difference is barely noticeable. Spikes support is excellent for Simisear, as it allows him to eke out a KO on Pokemon that might survive his boosted attacks. Gurdurr is a prime example; it can survive a boosted Fire Blast and Drain Punch Simisear in return, but with Spikes down, it's easily dispatched. Simisear is vulnerable to residual damage, so Rapid Spin support is crucial to his success. Wartortle, Cryogonal, and Armaldo are excellent for this support role. Miltank can cause problems for Simisear, as Thick Fat allows it to resist Fire Blast, and it is bulky enough to tank his coverage moves. Focus Blast OHKOes the cow easily, and still covers Fire-types: a neutral Focus Blast is only slightly weaker than a super effective Hidden Power Ground.</p>

    <p>Altaria resists every move on this set, so Hidden Power Rock can be used to cover it. However, Hidden Power Rock hits Emboar for neutral damage and can only manage a 2HKO. Either Pokemon will make your life miserable depending on which move you choose, so proper teammate support is vital. Mesprit and Jynx are great choices for dealing with Altaria, as both can easily KO it with Ice Beam. Swellow and Alomomola are excellent responses to Emboar; Swellow will always outspeed Emboar—even Jolly Choice Scarf variants—and Alomomola is bulky enough to avoid a 2HKO from any of Emboar's attacks. Specially defensive Quagsire can survive Grass Knot and KO Simisear in return with any of its STAB moves, so a strong Grass-type is recommended. Exeggutor or Vileplume should do the trick. Dual screens support can aid Simisear's sweep, as the extra bulk gives him more opportunities to set up. Mesprit is a great choice for providing dual screens. Finally, Wynaut can use Encore to create a free turn for Simisear to use to set up.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice
    move 1: Overheat
    move 2: Grass Knot
    move 3: Hidden Power Ground
    move 4: Flamethrower / Fire Blast
    item: Choice Specs
    nature: Timid
    evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set's biggest boon comes in its surprise factor. Simisear is not the most common Pokemon in NU, and opponents will probably expect him to be a Nasty Plot variant. Thus, a 140 Base Power STAB Overheat off 441 Special Attack will definitely catch your opponent off-guard. The move is quite powerful, and Simisear's base 101 Speed gives him a huge advantage, allowing him to outspeed almost every unboosted Pokemon in NU. Grass Knot will really do a number on Quagsire, as Choice Specs bypasses its Unaware ability. Flamethrower is a reliable backup STAB move that Simisear can use to power through the opponent's team late-game, and is vital for situations where a single Overheat won't do. Fire Blast is an alternative to Flamethrower, but its lower accuracy might leave something to be desired.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Timid nature is mandatory, as Simisear will otherwise find himself outpaced by prominent NU attackers such as Jynx and Haunter. Entry hazard support is an excellent idea for Simisear, as he forces switches rather well, and the damage can help him secure KOs. Conversely, entry hazards on Simisear's side of the battlefield are going to make life very difficult for him, as he will be switching constantly due to Choice Specs. Rapid Spin users such as Wartortle, Torkoal, or Cryogonal are lifesavers, and will make Simisear much harder to handle. Focus Blast is an option over Hidden Power Ground if you need to deal with Miltank, who resists Overheat thanks to Thick Fat, and can tank Simisear's other moves. This set is completely walled by Altaria, so an Ice Beam user such as Jynx is a great teammate.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Simisear does not have many other useful options. A Choice Scarf set is decent, but somewhat outclassed by Magmortar with its far stronger attacking power. Substitute can replace Hidden Power Ground on the Nasty Plot set, and is quite useful for blocking status, checking faster Pokemon, and mitigating priority. Simisear will find it much easier to sweep while behind a Substitute, and can KO threats that would otherwise outspeed and KO, such as Swellow and Choice Scarf Rotom-S.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Stealth Rock is a real problem for Simisear, so keeping the entry hazards down can really put a damper on his sweep. Faster Pokemon and Choice Scarf users can take advantage of Simisear's frailty, while Pokemon such as Rotom-S, Swellow, and Cinccino can KO the monkey with ease. Priority is also a problem with two powerful Aqua Jet users in the tier—Samurott and Carracosta. Absol might not be able to switch in, but Sucker Punch can KO Simisear easily. Altaria resists every attack Simisear uses except Hidden Power Rock and can threaten a KO with Earthquake. Bulky Fire-types are a problem for Simisear as well. Emboar and Camerupt both have enough bulk to survive an attack and KO with Superpower and Earth Power, respectively. Specially defensive Quagsire with Unaware negates any Nasty Plot boosts Simisear has attained, survives Grass Knot, and KOes with either Earthquake or Waterfall. Miltank, with the right set, is an absolute nightmare for Simisear. It resists Fire Blast, can threaten with paralysis, and even set up Stealth Rock. Additionally, Miltank has access to Milk Drink to stall Simisear for Life Orb recoil as well, then KO with Body Slam.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Simisear gets Blaze from the Dream World. This ability can be quite useful for Simisear, as residual damage will mean that he falls into Blaze range quite often.</p>

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