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Swords Dance Lickilicky [GP 2/2]

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    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Body Slam
    move 3: Power Whip
    move 4: Substitute
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Cloud Nine
    nature: Careful
    evs: 224 HP / 32 Atk / 128 SpD / 124 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Despite its seemingly mediocre base 85 Attack stat, Lickilicky is able to run an effective offensive set. Unlike its other sets, which focus on providing support to Lickilicky's team, this set is used to sweep. Lickilicky is somewhat different from other common physical sweepers, such as Absol and Samurott, as its substantial bulk allows it to set up on many common physical walls, such as Tangela and Alomomola. Swords Dance is the key move of this set, as it allows Lickilicky to boost its Attack to high levels and hit very hard. It is Lickilicky's best boosting move for an offensive set, as it does not compromise its HP, as Belly Drum does, nor its Speed, as Curse does. Body Slam is Lickilicky's best choice for a STAB move, as Lickilicky really appreciates the paralysis Body Slam can inflict, allowing Lickilicky to outspeed faster opponents. Power Whip is a fantastic coverage move, allowing Lickilicky to smash Pokemon such as Golem, Alomomola, and Quagsire. Quagsire is one of the main counters to most other physical setup sweepers, and as such, being able to get past it is a major boon for Lickilicky. Substitute grants Lickilicky the aforementioned ability to set up on a large amount of physical walls, and also prevents it from being afflicted with status, which can be very crippling to Lickilicky.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Although the EV spread might look complex at first glance, it's actually quite simple. The Speed EVs allow Lickilicky to outspeed uninvested base 65 Speed Pokemon such as Alomomola as well as most other defensive Pokemon, such as Tangela and Regirock. 224 HP EVs grants Lickilicky 404 HP, an important benchmark which allows it to create 101 HP Substitutes. The Special Defense EVs and the Careful nature mean that Lickilicky's Substitute will not be broken by a Volt Switch from Rotom-S, and the remaining EVs are then put into Attack to provide a little more punch behind Lickilicky's attacks. An alternative EV spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe with an Adamant nature can also be used if you prefer power to bulk. Cloud Nine is the preferred ability, as it is vastly superior to Lickilicky's other abilities which should only be used in the case of a move illegality. Cloud Nine helps Lickilicky combat the common weather teams, vastly reducing the prowess of Pokemon such as Charizard and Gorebyss.</p>

    <p>Zen Headbutt can be used to grant Lickilicky extra power against Fighting- and Poison-types, especially Haunter. Earthquake is also a viable option, hitting Steel-types hard; it OHKOes Mawile, Bastiodon, and Probopass (the latter two after Sturdy has been broken) after a Swords Dance. Return can be used instead of Body Slam if you prefer the extra power to the paralysis chance; however, given Lickilicky's bad Speed stat, it really appreciates the paralysis chance. Lickilicky is one of the few Pokemon with access to STAB Explosion, which allows it to take down most Pokemon that do not resist the move after a boost. However, Lickilicky must of course sacrifice itself to use the move, and it must replace one of the moves already on the set, all of which are crucial for Lickilicky to be able to do its job successfully. Lastly, Life Orb can also be used over Leftovers, but it severely detracts from Lickilicky's bulk and doesn't match up very well with Substitute.</p>

    <p>Because Fighting-types are the primary counters to Lickilicky, Pokemon that can deal with them make fantastic teammates. Misdreavus excels at handling Sawk and Gurdurr, the most common Fighting-types in the tier. Vileplume and Garbodor are also solid choices, as they are able to absorb Toxic Spikes, which limit Lickilicky's longevity. Tangela and Quagsire are also good partners due to their ability to take on the aforementioned Fighting-types. Exeggutor is a more offensive partner which also possesses the ability to switch in on Fighting-types for Lickilicky. Lickilicky really appreciates entry hazards, and as such, Pokemon such as Golem, Regirock, and Cacturne make excellent partners.</p>
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    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Body Slam
    move 3: Power Whip
    move 4: Substitute
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Cloud Nine
    nature: Careful
    evs: 224 HP / 32 Atk / 128 SDefpD / 124 Spde

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Despite its seemingly mediocre base 85 Attack, Lickilicky is also able to run an offensive set effectively. Unlike theits other sets, which focus on providing support to Lickilicky's team, this set allows it to sweep the opponents teamis used to sweep. Lickilicky is somewhat different to other common physical sweepers, such as Absol and Samurott, as its substantial bulk allows it to set up on many common physical walls, such as Tangela and Alomomola. Swords Dance is the key move of this set, allowing Lickilicky to boost its Attack to high levels and hit very hard. It is Lickilicky's best boosting move for an offensive set, as it does not compromise his its bulk, as Belly Drum does, nor its Speed, as Curse does. Body Slam is Lickilicky's best choice for a STAB move, as itLickilicky really appreciates the paralysis it can grant due to itLickilicky's mediocre Speed. Power Whip is a fantastic coverage move, allowing Lickilicky to smash Pokemon such as Golem, Alomomola, and especially Quagsire. Quagsire is one of the main counters to most other physical set-up sweepers, and as such, being able to get past it is a major boon for Lickilicky. Substitute grants Lickilicky the aforementioned ability to set up on a large amount of physical walls, and also prevents it from being afflicted with status, which can be very crippling to Lickilicky.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>While at first glance the EVsAlthough the EV spread might look quite complex, they are in fact at first glance, it's actually quite simple. The Speed EVs allow Lickilicky to outspeed 0 Speed base 65suninvested base 65 Speed Pokemon such as Alomomola, and with this Lickilicky is able to outspeeds well as most other defensive Pokemon, includingsuch as Tangela and Regirock. 224 HP EVs grants Lickilicky 404 HP, an important benchmark which means that the Substitutes it sets up are not broken by a Seismic Tosallows it to create 101 HP Substitutes. The Special Defense EVs and the Careful nature mean that Lickilicky's Substitute will not be broken by a Volt Switch from Rotom-S, and the remaining EVs are then put into Attack to provide a little more punch behind Lickilicky's attacks. An alternative setEV spread of 252 HP / 252 Attack with an Adamant nature can also be runused if you prefer power to bulk. Cloud Nine is chosen for the ability, as it is vastly superior to Lickilicky's other abilities and theywhich should only be used in the case of a move illegality. Cloud Nine helps Lickilicky to combat the common weather teams, vastly reducing the prowess of Pokemon such as Charizard.</p>

    <p>Zen Headbutt can be used, to granting extra power onagainst Fighting- and Poison-types, as well as providing coverage onagainst Haunter. Earthquake is also a viable option, hitting Steel-types hard; it OHKOes Pokemon including Mawile, Bastiodon, and Probopass (the latter two after Sturdy has been broken) after a Swords Dance. Return can be used overinstead of Body Slam if you prefer the extra power to the paralysis chance,; however, given Lickilicky's bad Speed, it really appreciates the paralysis chance. Lickilicky is one of the few Pokemon with access to STAB Explosion, which allows it to take down most Pokemon that do not resist the move after a boost. However, Lickilicky must of course sacrifice itself to use the move, and it must replace one of the moves already on the set, all of which are crucial to Lickilicky doing its job properly. Lastly, Life Orb can also be used over Leftovers, however itbut it severely detracts from Lickilicky's bulk severely and doesn't match up very well with Substitute.</p>

    <p>AsBecause Fighting-types are the primary counters to Lickilicky, Pokemon that can deal with thoseem make fantastic teammates to Lickilicky. Misdreavus works well, by completely shutting down Sawk, the most common Fighting-type completely. Vileplume and Garbodor are also solid choices, alsbeing able to absorbing Toxic Spikes for Lickilicky, whoich limit its crippled by themlongevity. Tangela and Quagsire are also good partners due to their ability to take on the aforementioned Fighting-types. Exeggutor is a more offensive partner, whoich also possesses the ability to switch in on Fighting-types for Lickilicky. Lickilicky really appreciates hazard supportentry hazards, and as such, Pokemon such as Golem, Regirock, and Cacturne make excellent partners.</p>


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    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Body Slam
    move 3: Power Whip
    move 4: Substitute
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Cloud Nine
    nature: Careful
    evs: 224 HP / 32 Atk / 128 SpD / 124 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Despite its seemingly mediocre base 85 Attack, Lickilicky is able to run an offensive set effectively. Unlike its other sets, which focus on providing support to Lickilicky's team, this set is used to sweep. Lickilicky is somewhat different to other common physical sweepers, such as Absol and Samurott, as its substantial bulk allows it to set up on many common physical walls, such as Tangela and Alomomola. Swords Dance is the key move of this set, allowing Lickilicky to boost its Attack to high levels and hit very hard. It is Lickilicky's best boosting move for an offensive set, as it does not compromise its bulk, as Belly Drum does, nor its Speed, as Curse does. Body Slam is Lickilicky's best choice for a STAB move, as Lickilicky really appreciates the paralysis it can grant due to Lickilicky's mediocre Speed. Power Whip is a fantastic coverage move, allowing Lickilicky to smash Pokemon such as Golem, Alomomola, and Quagsire. Quagsire is one of the main counters to most other physical setup sweepers, and as such, being able to get past it is a major boon for Lickilicky. Substitute grants Lickilicky the aforementioned ability to set up on a large amount of physical walls, and also prevents it from being afflicted with status, which can be very crippling to Lickilicky.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Although the EV spread might look complex at first glance, it's actually quite simple. The Speed EVs allow Lickilicky to outspeed uninvested base 65 Speed Pokemon such as Alomomola as well as most other defensive Pokemon, such as Tangela and Regirock. 224 HP EVs grants Lickilicky 404 HP, an important benchmark which allows it to create 101 HP Substitutes. The Special Defense EVs and the Careful nature mean that Lickilicky's Substitute will not be broken by a Volt Switch from Rotom-S, and the remaining EVs are then put into Attack to provide a little more punch behind Lickilicky's attacks. An alternative EV spread of 252 HP / 252 Attack with an Adamant nature can also be used if you prefer power to bulk. Cloud Nine is chosen for the ability, as it is vastly superior to Lickilicky's other abilities which should only be used in the case of a move illegality. Cloud Nine helps Lickilicky combat the common weather teams, vastly reducing the prowess of Pokemon such as Charizard.</p>

    <p>Zen Headbutt can be used to grant extra power against Fighting- and Poison-types as well as providing coverage against Haunter. Earthquake is also a viable option, hitting Steel-types hard; it OHKOes Mawile, Bastiodon, and Probopass (the latter two after Sturdy has been broken) after a Swords Dance. Return can be used instead of Body Slam if you prefer the extra power to the paralysis chance; however, given Lickilicky's bad Speed, it really appreciates the paralysis chance. Lickilicky is one of the few Pokemon with access to STAB Explosion, which allows it to take down most Pokemon that do not resist the move after a boost. However, Lickilicky must of course sacrifice itself to use the move, and it must replace one of the moves already on the set, all of which are crucial to Lickilicky doing its job properly. Lastly, Life Orb can also be used over Leftovers, but it severely detracts from Lickilicky's bulk and doesn't match up very well with Substitute.</p>

    <p>Because Fighting-types are the primary counters to Lickilicky, Pokemon that can deal with them make fantastic teammates. Misdreavus works well by completely shutting down Sawk, the most common Fighting-type. Vileplume and Garbodor are also solid choices, being able to absorb Toxic Spikes for Lickilicky, which limit its longevity. Tangela and Quagsire are also good partners due to their ability to take on the aforementioned Fighting-types. Exeggutor is a more offensive partner which also possesses the ability to switch in on Fighting-types for Lickilicky. Lickilicky really appreciates entry hazards, and as such, Pokemon such as Golem, Regirock, and Cacturne make excellent partners.</p>
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    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Body Slam
    move 3: Power Whip
    move 4: Substitute
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Cloud Nine
    nature: Careful
    evs: 224 HP / 32 Atk / 128 SpD / 124 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Despite its seemingly mediocre base 85 Attack stat, Lickilicky is able to run an effective offensive set effectively. Unlike its other sets, which focus on providing support to Lickilicky's team, this set is used to sweep. Lickilicky is somewhat different to other common physical sweepers in the tier, such as Absol and Samurott, as its substantial bulk allows it to set up on many common physical walls, such as Tangela and Alomomola. Swords Dance is the key move of this set, allowing as it allows Lickilicky to boost its Attack to high levels and hit very hard <Could you provide some numbers here?>. It is Lickilicky's best boosting move for an offensive set, as it does not compromise its bulk HP, as Belly Drum does, nor its Speed, as Curse does. Body Slam is Lickilicky's best choice for a STAB move, as Lickilicky really appreciates the paralysis it can grant due to Lickilicky's mediocre low Speed stat. Power Whip provides is a fantastic coverage move, allowing and allows Lickilicky to smash Pokemon such as Golem, Alomomola, and Quagsire. Quagsire is one of the main counters to most other physical setup sweepers, and as such, being able to get past it is a major boon for Lickilicky. Substitute grants Lickilicky the aforementioned ability to set up on a large amount of physical walls, and also prevents it from being afflicted with status, which can be very crippleing to Lickilicky.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Although the EV spread might look complex at first glance, it space 'is actually quite simple. The Speed EVs allow Lickilicky to outspeed uninvested base 65 Speed Pokemon such as Alomomola as well as most other defensive Pokemon, such as Tangela and Regirock. The 224 HP EVs grants Lickilicky 404 HP, an important benchmark which allows it to create 101 HP Substitutes. The Special Defense EVs and the Careful nature mean that Lickilicky's Substitute will not be broken by a Volt Switch from Rotom-S.,and tThe remaining 32 EVs are then put placed into Attack to provide a little more powerunch behind Lickilicky's attacks. An alternative EV spread of 252 HP / 252 Attack Missing 4 Evs with an Adamant nature can also be used if you prefer power to over bulk. Cloud Nine is chosen for the preferred ability, as it is vastly superior to Lickilicky's other abilities which should only be used in the case of a move incompatibility with Cloud Nine illegality. Cloud Nine helps Lickilicky combat against the common weather teams, vastly reducing the prowess of Pokemon such as Charizard.You should add examples for other weathers. </p>

    <p>Zen Headbutt can be used to grant for some extra power against Fighting- and Poison-types as well as providing coverage against Haunter Haunter is a Poison-type ._.. Earthquake is also a viable option, hitting Steel-types hard; it OHKOes Mawile, Bastiodon, and Probopass (the latter two after Sturdy has been broken) after a Swords Dance. Return can be used instead of Body Slam if you prefer the extra power to the paralysis chance; however, given Lickilicky's bad Speed stat, it really appreciates the paralysis chance. Lickilicky is one of the few Pokemon with access to STAB Explosion, which allows it to take down most Pokemon that do not resist the move after a boost. However, Lickilicky must of course sacrifice itself to use the move, and it must replace one of the moves already on the set, all of which are crucial to Lickilicky to doing its job properly. Lastly, Life Orb can also be used over Leftovers, but it severely detracts from Lickilicky's bulk and does space no't match up very well with Substitute.</p>

    <p>Because Fighting-types are the primary counters to Lickilicky, Pokemon that can deal with them make fantastic teammates. Misdreavus works well by completely shutting down Sawk, the most common Fighting-type in the tier. Vileplume and Garbodor are also solid choices, as they are being able to absorb Toxic Spikes for Lickilicky, which limit its Lickilicky's longevity. Tangela and Quagsire are also good partners due to their ability to take on the aforementioned Fighting-types Sawk is the only Fighting-type you have mentioned so far. Exeggutor is a more offensive partner which also possesses the ability to switch in on Fighting-types for Lickilicky. Lickilicky really appreciates entry hazards, and as such, Pokemon such as Golem, Regirock, and Cacturne make excellent partners.</p>
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    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Body Slam
    move 3: Power Whip
    move 4: Substitute
    item: Leftovers
    ability: Cloud Nine
    nature: Careful
    evs: 224 HP / 32 Atk / 128 SpD / 124 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Despite its seemingly mediocre base 85 Attack stat, Lickilicky is able to run an effective offensive set. Unlike its other sets which focus on providing support to Lickilicky's team, this set is used to sweep. Lickilicky is somewhat different to other common physical sweepers in the tier, such as Absol and Samurott, as its substantial bulk allows it to set up on many common physical walls, such as Tangela and Alomomola. Swords Dance is the key move of this set, as it allows Lickilicky to boost its Attack to high levels and hit very hard. It is Lickilicky's best boosting move for an offensive set, as it does not compromise its HP, as Belly Drum does, nor its Speed, as Curse does. Body Slam is Lickilicky's best choice for a STAB move, as Lickilicky really appreciates the paralysis it can grant due to Lickilicky's low Speed stat. Power Whip provides coverage, and allows Lickilicky to smash Pokemon such as Golem, Alomomola, and Quagsire. Quagsire is one of the main counters to most other physical setup sweepers, and as such, being able to get past it is a major boon for Lickilicky. Substitute grants Lickilicky the aforementioned ability to set up on a large amount of physical walls, and prevents it from being afflicted with status, which can cripple Lickilicky.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Although the EV spread might look complex at first glance, it is actually quite simple. The Speed EVs allow Lickilicky to outspeed uninvested base 65 Speed Pokemon such as Alomomola as well as most other defensive Pokemon, such as Tangela and Regirock. The 224 HP EVs grant Lickilicky 404 HP, which allows it to create 101 HP Substitutes. The Special Defense EVs and the Careful nature mean that Lickilicky's Substitute will not be broken by a Volt Switch from Rotom-S. The remaining 32 EVs are placed into Attack to provide a little more power behind Lickilicky's attacks. An alternative EV spread of 252 HP / 252 Atk with an Adamant nature can also be used if you prefer power over bulk. Cloud Nine is the preferred ability, as it is vastly superior to Lickilicky's other abilities which should only be used in the case of a move incompatibility with Cloud Nine. Cloud Nine helps Lickilicky against the common weather teams, vastly reducing the prowess of Pokemon such as Charizard.</p>

    <p>Zen Headbutt can be used for some extra power against Fighting- and Poison-types. Earthquake is also a viable option, hitting Steel-types hard; it OHKOes Mawile, Bastiodon, and Probopass (the latter two after Sturdy has been broken) after a Swords Dance. Return can be used instead of Body Slam if you prefer the extra power to the paralysis chance; however, given Lickilicky's bad Speed stat, it really appreciates the paralysis chance. Lickilicky is one of the few Pokemon with access to STAB Explosion, which allows it to take down most Pokemon that do not resist the move after a boost. However, Lickilicky must of course sacrifice itself to use the move, and it must replace one of the moves already on the set, all of which are crucial to Lickilicky to do its job properly. Lastly, Life Orb can be used over Leftovers, but it severely detracts Lickilicky's bulk and does not match up very well with Substitute.</p>

    <p>Because Fighting-types are the primary counters to Lickilicky, Pokemon that can deal with them make fantastic teammates. Misdreavus works well by completely shutting down Sawk, the most common Fighting-type in the tier. Vileplume and Garbodor are also solid choices, as they are able to absorb Toxic Spikes, which limit Lickilicky's longevity. Tangela and Quagsire are also good partners due to their ability to take on the aforementioned Fighting-types. Exeggutor is a more offensive partner which also possesses the ability to switch in on Fighting-types for Lickilicky. Lickilicky really appreciates entry hazards, and as such, Pokemon such as Golem, Regirock, and Cacturne make excellent partners.</p>
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    implemented selectively after consulting gp members on irc
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    Thank you Eraddd, implemented.
    This is ready for upload unless anyone has any objections??
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