Solosis

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Solosis

[Overview]

<p>While most people will think that Solosis is just a gimmick that should never be used, it actually performs quite well in VGC 2012. Solosis is one of the few Pokemon that can be used as a FEAR Trick Room user, and it has a niche over others such as Whimsicott and Smeargle. Thanks to Solosis's unique ability, Magic Guard, weather such as hail and sand doesn't affect Solosis. On the contrary, it actually helps Solosis, as it KOes Pokemon that Solosis uses Endeavor on. Another factor that separates Solosis from other FEAR Pokemon is that it gains Imprison, so it can also be used to stop Trick Room from being reversed or stop Protect once Trick Room is up. However, Solosis isn't a perfect Pokemon. Due to its being Lv. 1, it isn't hard to beat, and after its job is done, it's dead weight. Also, because it's at Level 1, your opponent will know its function. However, Solosis is a cool blob; use it!</p>

[SET]
name: FEAR - VGC Edition
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Endeavor
move 3: Protect
move 4: Imprison
item: Focus Sash
ability: Magic Guard
nature: any
evs: none

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Even though this moveset looks plain to the naked eye, it does so much to help its team win. Trick Room and Endeavor are staples of this set, as Solosis's base 20 Speed gives it an advantage in Trick Room, and Endeavor severely weakens the opponent. Additionally, Solosis's base 20 Speed is lower than any other FEAR Pokemon, including Whimsicott and Smeargle. Protect ensures that Solosis will keep its Focus Sash intact, especially because opponents will double target it to prevent Trick Room from going up, meaning its partner can set up Trick Room instead. Imprison prevents Trick Room from being reversed once it's up and stops Protect, which makes Solosis usable in this metagame.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Because Solosis is at Lv. 1, EVs and Nature don't matter. Also, Focus Sash is a must, especially because it's at Lv. 1. The ability choice isn't hard either, as Magic Guard outclasses Overcoat because it does what Overcoat does and much more, such as evading damage from status such as burn and poison.</p>

<p>The one Pokemon that has Solosis's number, Chandelure, can shut it down with Imprison. To make matters worse, Chandelure is immune to Endeavor, the only move Solosis can use once it is hit with Imprison. As such, Pokemon such as Rock Gem Rock Blast Rhyperior, Gigalith, or Armaldo work wonders, as they can use Rock Gem boosted Rock Blast to OHKO Chandelure though Focus Sash, ensuring Trick Room can be set up. Armaldo also beats Dark-type Pokemon, so it is useful in trying to keep Solosis alive. Tyranitar is useful too; Crunch and Rock Slide will finish off Chandelure on the first turn, with Sand Stream killing off Chandelure after its Focus Sash is broken. Ghost-type Pokemon, such as Chandelure and Jellicent, also partner up well, as they are immune to Fake Out and can set up Trick Room if Solosis is threatened by a Fake Out user, though Dark-type Pokemon such as Tyranitar will be tough to face. Fake Out users, such as Scarfty and Hariyama, work well because they buy Solosis time to set up Trick Room. Scrafty is the most notable example because it can use its Dark-type STAB attacks to beat Ghost-types. Follow Me and Rage Powder users such as Togekiss, Lucario, and Amoonguss work well because they draw attacks away from Solosis. Finally, Tyranitar and Abomasnow's weather summoning is useful, as the residual damage can finish off foes that have been hit with Endeavor.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>The moveset provided above showcases the most useful options Solosis can use. However, there are a few other options Solosis can use. Attract, Confuse Ray, and Swagger can be used to leave the opponent crippled; however, Attract won't affect Pokemon of the same gender, confusion won't always work, and Solosis has better things to do anyways. Charm can be used to make Solosis weaken other Pokemon, which can prove useful for Solosis's teammates. Explosion may seem like an odd option, but it can be used to ensure a safe switch in for Solosis's teammates and KO Pokemon that Solosis has hit with Endeavor. Reflect and Light Screen can be used to help boost the Defense or Special Defense, respectively, of Solosis's teammates, though Solosis can't afford to run both, as it suffers from four-moveslot syndrome. Rain Dance can be used to activate rain, activating rain-related abilities and boosting Water-type attacks while weakening Fire-type attacks, but Solosis tends to love sand and hail more, as both can KO its foes that aren't immune to said weathers. Finally, Trick can be used to take away the opponents item once Focus Sash is used up.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Because Solosis is at Lv. 1, it isn't hard to beat, so true counters are Pokemon that stop it from doing its job. Chandelure is its best counter, as it can use Imprison to stop Solosis from using three moves out of its movepool and it is immune to Endeavor. Ghost-type Pokemon in general beat Solosis due to their immunity to Endeavor. Ferrothorn is another good check, as it can break Solosis's Focus Sash after Solosis uses Endeavor and KO it with an attack. Taunt ruins Solosis, especially as Solosis has to use a Focus Sash, meaning it has no protection from Taunt. Pokemon with priority moves, such as Scizor, Conkeldurr, and Metagross can just use the moves to break Solosis before it can react. Pokemon with multi-hit moves, such as Cloyster, will plow right through Focus Sash.</p>

[Unreleased]

<p>Regenerator sucks; stick with Magic Guard.</p>
 
#3
Mention Sableye as a potential counter, able to get off a Prankster Will-o-Wisp thus not having to knock out Solosis' last hit point next turn when it's on its Sash.

EDIT: FUFUFUFUFUFFUFUFUFUFUFUFUFU forgot for a sec that Solosis takes no damage. Disregard the above D:
 

TrollFreak

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Magic Guard makes it immune to Will-O-Wisp, but it does get priority taunt, which falls under the Ghost-type and Taunt catergories in the C&C
 

R Inanimate

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FEAR strats are pretty straightforward, as moves either work or they don't.

-Make a note about Tyranitar and Abomasnow's weather summoning is useful, as the residual damage can finish off endeavor'd foes.

-Add Pokemon with multi-hit moves, such as Cloyster, to counters as they will plow right through Focus Sash

aside from that, good work.
QC 1/2
 

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whoops, I even said that hail and sand are Solosis's friends, yet i put nothing about it in the AC

thanks, 1 more
 

gec

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- Rock Gem Rock Blast Rhyperior, Gigalith, or Armaldo work wonders, using Rock Gem to OHKO Chandelure, ensuring Trick Room can be set up
Tyranitar is useful too, Crunch or Rock Slide + Sand finishes it off turn 1.

Brief mention about why Solosis should be used over Aron, the other 'premiere' FEAR user. It has Sturdy, Berry Juice etc. Immunity to hail and ability to set up TR are the main reasons.

Like R Inanimate said this either works or doesn't, pretty straightforward.

QC 2/2
 

gec

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Yeah, I meant both are immune to Sand but Solosis is immune to Hail in addition, sorry for not clarifying :)
 

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well, instead at being at regs due to financial problems, i'm at home writing this

my life sucks D:

Anywho, ready for GP
 

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[Overview]

<p>While most people will think that Solosis is just a gimmick that should never be used, it actually performs reallyquite well in VGC 2012. Solosis is one of the few Pokemon that can be used as a F.E.A.RFEAR Trick Room setteruser, and it has a niche over other F.E.A.R settersFEAR users such as,(comma) Whimsicott and Smeargle. Thanks to Solosis'(apostrophe)s ability, Magic Guard, unlikean ability that other F.E.A.R settersFEAR Pokemon lack, weather such as hail and sand doesn't affect Solosis. On the contrary, it actually helps itSolosis, KOingas it KOes Pokemon that Solosis Endeavorsuses Endeavor on. Another factor that separates Solosis from other F.E.A.R settersFEAR Pokemon is that it gains Imprison, so it can also be used to stop Trick Room from being reversed or stopping Protect once Trick Room is up. However, Solosis isn'(apostrophe)t a perfect Pokemon. Due to its being LevelLv. 1, it isn't hard to beat, and after its job is done, it'(apostrophe)s dead(space)weight. Also, sincebecause it'(apostrophe)s at Level 1, your opponent will know what’s going onits function. However, Solosis is a cool blob,(comma);(semicolon) use it!</p>

[SET]
name: F.E.A.RFEAR - VGC Edition
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Endeavor
move 3: Protect
move 4: Imprison
item: Focus Sash
ability: Magic Guard
nature: any
evs: none

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>While this moveset looks plain to the naked eye, it does so much to help its team win. Trick Room and Endeavor are staples of this set, as Solosis's base 20 Speed gives it an advantage in Trick Room, and Endeavor severely weakens the opponent. Additionally, Solosis's base 20 Speed is lower than any other FEAR Pokemon, including Whimsicott and Smeargle. is obvious, being a F.E.A.R setter, and thanks to Solosis’s base 20 Speed, it outspeeds just about all Pokemon in the metagame(base 20 Speed is lower than Smeargle and Whimsicott) Endeavor is again obvious, bringing the opponent down to low health, maybe even 1 HP if Focus Sash activates. Protect is to ensures that Solosis will keep its Focus Sash intact, especially sincebecause opponents will double target it to prevent Trick Room from going up, which meansmeaning its partner can set up Trick Room instead. Imprison does so much, stoppingprevents Trick Room from being reversed once it'(apostrophe)s up,(comma) as well as stopping and stops Protect, which makes Solosis usable in this metagame.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Since Solosis is at LevelLv. 1, EVs and Nature don'(apostrophe)t matter. Also, Focus Sash is a must, especially sincebecause it'(apostrophe)s at LevelLv. 1. The ability choice isn'(apostrophe)t hard either, as Magic Guard outclasses Overcoat asbecause it does what Overcoat does and much more, such as evading damage from status such as burns and poison.</p>

<p>There isThe one Pokemon that has Solosis'(apostrophe)s number, Chandelure, as it can shut it down with Imprison. To make matters worse, Chnadelure is immune to Endeavor, the only move Solosis can use once it is hit with Imprisoned. As such, Pokemon such as Rock Gem<is this missing something?> Rock Blast Rhyperior, Gigalith, or Armaldo work wonders, usingas they can use Rock GemBlast to OHKO Chandelure though Focus Sash, ensuring Trick Room can be set up. Armaldo also beats Dark-type Pokemon, so that’sit is useful in trying to keep Solosis alive. Tyranitar is useful too, Crunch or Rock Slide + sand finishes Chandelure off turn 1as Crunch and Rock Slide will finish off Chandelure on the first turn, with Sand Stream's killing off Chandelure after its Focus Sash is broken. Ghost-type Pokemon, such as Chandelure and Jellicent,(comma) also partner up well, as they are immune to Fake Out and can set up Trick Room if Solosis is threatened by a Fake Out user, though Dark-type Pokemon such as Tyranitar will be touchtough to face. Fake Out users, such as Scarfty and Harriyama,(comma) work well,(comma) buyingbecause they buy Solosis time to set up Trick Room.(period),(comma) especially Scarfty, who Scrafty is the most notable example because it can use Dark-type STAB attacks to beat Ghosts. Follow Me and Rage Powder Pokemonusers such as Togekiss, Lucario, and Amoonguss work well,(comma) drawingbecause they draw attacks away from Solosis. Finally, Tyranitar and Abomasnow's weather summoning is useful, as the residual damage can finish off Endeavored foes.foes that have been hit with Endeavor.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>The moveset provided above showcases the most useful options Solosis can use. However, there are a few other options Solosis can use. Attract, Confuse Ray,(comma) and Swagger can be used to try and makeleave the opponent uselesscrippled, though Attract won'(apostrophe)t affect Pokemon of the same gender, confusion won'(apostrophe)t always work, and Solosis has better things to do anyways. Charm can be used to make Solosis weaken other Pokemon, which can prove useful for Solosis'(apostrophe)s teammates. Explosion may seem like an odd option, but it can be used to ensure a safe switch in for Solosis'(apostrophe)s teammates,(comma) as well as KOing Pokemon Solosis Endeavoredand KO Pokemon that Solosis has hit with Endeavor. Reflect and Light Screen can be used to help boost the Defense or Special Defense, respectively, of Solosis'(apostrophe)s teammates, though Solosis can'(apostrophe)t afford to run both, as it doesn’t have the moveslots to do sosuffers from four-moveslot syndrome. Rain Dance can be used to activate rain, which activatesactivating rain-(hyphen)related abilities and boostsboosting Water-type attacks while weakening Fire-type attacks, though Solosis tends to love sand and hail more, as both can KO Endeavor’sits foes that aren'(apostrophe)t immune to said weathers. Finally, Trick can be used to take away the opponents item once Focus Sash is used up.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>SinceBecause Solosis is at LevelLv. 1, it isn'(apostrophe)t hard to beat, so true counters are Pokemon that stop it from doing its job. Chandelure is its best counter, usingas it can use Imprison to stop Solosis from using three moves out of it'(apostrophe)s movepool,(comma) as well as being immune to Endeavorand it is immune to Endeavor. Ghost-type Pokemon in general beat Solosis due to antheir immunity to Endeavor. Ferrothorn is another good check, breakingas it can break Solosis's Focus Sash after Solosis uses Endeavor,(comma) then KOingand KO it with an attack. Taunt ruins Solosis, especially since it has to use a Focus Sash, so it has no protection from Taunt<what are you trying to say here?>. Pokemon with Prioritypriority moves, such as Scizor, Conkeldurr, and Metagross, can just use Prioritythe moves to break Solosis before it can react. Pokemon with multi-hit moves, such as Cloyster, will plow right through Focus Sash.</p>

[Unreleased]

<p>Regenerator sucks,(comma);(semicolon) stick with Magic Guard.</p>

GP Approved 1/2
 

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[Overview]

<p>While most people will think that Solosis is just a gimmick that should never be used, it actually performs quite well in VGC 2012. Solosis is one of the few Pokemon that can be used as a FEAR Trick Room user, and it has a niche over others such as Whimsicott and Smeargle. Thanks to Solosis's unique ability, Magic Guard, an ability that other Pokemon lack, weather such as hail and sand doesn't affect Solosis. On the contrary, it actually helps Solosis, as it KOes Pokemon that Solosis uses Endeavor on. Another factor that separates Solosis from other FEAR Pokemon is that it gains Imprison, so it can also be used to stop Trick Room from being reversed or stop Protect once Trick Room is up. However, Solosis isn't a perfect Pokemon. Due to its being Lv. 1, it isn't hard to beat, and after its job is done, it's dead weight. Also, because it's at Level 1, your opponent will know its function. However, Solosis is a cool blob; use it!</p>

[SET]
name: FEAR - VGC Edition
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Endeavor
move 3: Protect
move 4: Imprison
item: Focus Sash
ability: Magic Guard
nature: any
evs: none

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>Even though this moveset looks plain to the naked eye, it does so much to help its team win. Trick Room and Endeavor are staples of this set, as Solosis's base 20 Speed gives it an advantage in Trick Room, and Endeavor severely weakens the opponent. Additionally, Solosis's base 20 Speed is lower than any other FEAR Pokemon, including Whimsicott and Smeargle. Protect ensures that Solosis will keep its Focus Sash intact, especially because opponents will double target it to prevent Trick Room from going up, meaning its partner can set up Trick Room instead. Imprison prevents Trick Room from being reversed once it's up and stops Protect, which makes Solosis usable in this metagame.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Because Solosis is at Lv. 1, EVs and Nature don't matter. Also, Focus Sash is a must, especially because it's at Lv. 1. The ability choice isn't hard either, as Magic Guard outclasses Overcoat because it does what Overcoat does and much more, such as evading damage from status such as burn and poison.</p>

<p>The one Pokemon that has Solosis's number, Chandelure, can shut it down with Imprison. To make matters worse, Chandelure is immune to Endeavor, the only move Solosis can use once it is hit with Imprison. As such, Pokemon such as Rock Gem Rock Blast Rhyperior, Gigalith, or Armaldo work wonders, as they can use Rock Gem boosted Rock Blast to OHKO Chandelure though Focus Sash, ensuring Trick Room can be set up. Armaldo also beats Dark-type Pokemon, so it is useful in trying to keep Solosis alive. Tyranitar is useful too; Crunch and Rock Slide will finish off Chandelure on the first turn, with Sand Stream killing off Chandelure after its Focus Sash is broken. Ghost-type Pokemon, such as Chandelure and Jellicent, also partner up well, as they are immune to Fake Out and can set up Trick Room if Solosis is threatened by a Fake Out user, though Dark-type Pokemon such as Tyranitar will be tough to face. Fake Out users, such as Scarfty and Hariyama, work well because they buy Solosis time to set up Trick Room. Scrafty is the most notable example because it can use its Dark-type STAB attacks to beat Ghost-types. Follow Me and Rage Powder users such as Togekiss, Lucario, and Amoonguss work well because they draw attacks away from Solosis. Finally, Tyranitar and Abomasnow's weather summoning is useful, as the residual damage can finish off foes that have been hit with Endeavor.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>The moveset provided above showcases the most useful options Solosis can use. However, there are a few other options Solosis can use. Attract, Confuse Ray, and Swagger can be used to leave the opponent crippled; however, Attract won't affect Pokemon of the same gender, confusion won't always work, and Solosis has better things to do anyways. Charm can be used to make Solosis weaken other Pokemon, which can prove useful for Solosis's teammates. Explosion may seem like an odd option, but it can be used to ensure a safe switch in for Solosis's teammates and KO Pokemon that Solosis has hit with Endeavor. Reflect and Light Screen can be used to help boost the Defense or Special Defense, respectively, of Solosis's teammates, though Solosis can't afford to run both, as it suffers from four-moveslot syndrome. Rain Dance can be used to activate rain, activating rain-related abilities and boosting Water-type attacks while weakening Fire-type attacks, but Solosis tends to love sand and hail more, as both can KO its foes that aren't immune to said weathers. Finally, Trick can be used to take away the opponents item once Focus Sash is used up.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Because Solosis is at Lv. 1, it isn't hard to beat, so true counters are Pokemon that stop it from doing its job. Chandelure is its best counter, as it can use Imprison to stop Solosis from using three moves out of its movepool and it is immune to Endeavor. Ghost-type Pokemon in general beat Solosis due to their immunity to Endeavor. Ferrothorn is another good check, as it can break Solosis's Focus Sash after Solosis uses Endeavor and KO it with an attack. Taunt ruins Solosis, especially as Solosis has to use a Focus Sash, meaning it has no protection from Taunt. Pokemon with priority moves, such as Scizor, Conkeldurr, and Metagross, can just use the moves to break Solosis before it can react. Pokemon with multi-hit moves, such as Cloyster, will plow right through Focus Sash.</p>

[Unreleased]

<p>Regenerator sucks; stick with Magic Guard.</p>
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