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Togetic (QC 3/3) GP (2/2)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by waterwarrior, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. waterwarrior

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    skeletons in my analysis (open)
    [Overview]
    -Above average Def/ SpD stats
    -Eviolite
    -Baton Pass
    -Roost
    -Serene Grace, but has nothing to abuse it
    -oddly shallow movepool for a Normal type


    [Set]
    name: Special Wall
    move 1: Roost
    move 2: Heal Bell
    move 3: Toxic/ Thunder Wave
    move 4: Tri Attack/ Encore
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Serene Grace
    nature: Calm
    EVs: 248 HP/ 8 Def/ 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]
    -Roost is Togetic's only form of recovery
    -Heal Bell can increase Togetic's longevity, healing it from Toxic, and also healing everyone else on the team
    -Toxic cripples everything not named Roselia, Amoonguss, Lanturn, or Klinklang, whereas TWave cripples anything fast. Personal preference.
    -Tri Attack is there so Togetic is not complete Taunt fodder. It also has a plus in being boosted by Serene Grace, so there is a 40% chance to Burn/Paralyze/Freeze an opponent if you did not already Toxic/TWave them
    -Encore can be used over the two attacks to stop set-up pokes in their tracks, but be vary wary of Taunt.

    [Additional Comments]
    -The EVs and nature in the set give Togetic defensive stats of 313/ 208/ 339, which translates to 5 SR switch-ins, 312 Def, and an amazing 508 SpD with the Eviolite
    -The combination of Roost and Heal Bell is very uncommon, and uses that to stand out from other defensive walls in the tier

    [Set]
    Name: Baton Pass
    Move 1: Baton Pass
    Move 2: Nasty Plot
    Move 3: Roost
    Move 4: Hidden Power Flying/ Thunder Wave
    Item: Eviolite
    Ability: Serene Grace
    Nature: Calm
    EVs: 252 HP/ 4 Def/ 252 SpD

    [Set Comments]
    -Baton Pass, of course, is the crux of this set, and can be used on chains or as a standalone BP'er
    -Nasty Plot is obviously what you're passing, and Togetic is the only Pokémon able to pass NP in NU.
    -Roost gives you recovery, and a turn or two to set up another Nasty Plot
    -Hidden Power Flying is Togetic's best way to abuse the boosts its getting and avoid becoming set-up fodder
    -Thunder Wave can cripple pokes trying to set-up with you

    [Additional Comments]
    -As stated before, Togetic has more than enough bulk to receive and pass boosts
    -If used on a BP chain, Substitute and Stored Power are viable options
    -Encore is another option to stop pokes setting-up with you
    -Tri Attack, while stronger than Hidden Power Flying, is illegal with Nasty Plot, so don't bother

    [Other Options]
    -Togetic can run Dual Screens
    -Extrasensory and Headbutt to abuse Serene Grace
    -Togetic can run a bulky offensive set with NP, Roost, and 2 Attacks

    [Checks and Counters]
    -Taunt
    -the BP set is highly susceptible to phazing
    -Rock types like Regirock laugh at anything it can do
    -Quagsire
    -Haze Weezing and the rarer Haze Altaria put a complete stop to the BP set
    -Many Special walls don't care about anything thrown at it


    [Overview]

    <p>Togetic has been hard-pressed to find a good niche for itself outside of Baton Pass since its addition to the game in GSC. Sure, it had an above-average Defense stat and a great Special Defense stat, but its 55 base HP made it inferior to most special walls, so it was mainly used as a Baton Pass user. Now, with the introduction of Eviolite, Togetic has a reason to be used as a wall and can pass boosts more reliably than ever. Togetic's ability, Serene Grace, is another great weapon the egg bird has in its arsenal, although it does not have many moves that appreciate the Serene Grace boost. Unfortunately, Togetic's very low Speed, low offensive presence, and oddly shallow movepool hold it down.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special Wall
    move 1: Roost
    move 2: Heal Bell
    move 3: Toxic / Thunder Wave
    move 4: Tri Attack / Encore
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Serene Grace
    nature: Calm
    evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Probably Togetic's best and most effective set, Togetic's high Special Defense, heightened by Eviolite, allows it to take a wide range of special attacks with ease and fight back. The ever-reliable Roost is Togetic's main way of staying alive, as it misses out on Leftovers recovery. Another great support move that Togetic has is Heal Bell, making it essentially immune to Toxic; Heal Bell also lets Togetic cure the rest of the team from status, possibly giving an offensive threat another chance to sweep. The choice of status-inducing move is essentially personal preference. Toxic cripples everything that lacks Heal Bell and is not named Swellow, Amoonguss, whereas Thunder Wave can instantly shut down a sweeper such as Sawk. Tri Attack allows Togetic to actually deal damage and keeps Togetic from becoming Taunt bait. It is worth noting that Tri Attack has a 40% chance of burning, paralyzing, or freezing the opponent thanks to Serene Grace. You can, however, opt out of Tri Attack and use Encore to stop Pokemon that attempt to set up on Togetic, but you must be vary wary of Taunt. If you decide to use Encore instead of Tri Attack, it should be noted that Toxic should always be used over Thunder Wave so Togetic can at least deal some passive damage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given nature and EV spread give Togetic raw defensive stats of 313/ 208/ 339. Factoring in Eviolite, the numbers soar to 313/312/508, giving Togetic absolutely incredible special bulk. Having an odd HP stat also allows Togetic to switch in to Stealth Rock 5 times. The combination of Roost and Heal Bell gives Togetic a great niche as a wall.</p>

    <p>Thankfully, as a wall, Togetic does not require too much team support to do its job correctly, but it always appreciates it. Rapid Spin support from the likes of Armaldo and Cryogonal aid Togetic tremendously by taking away its wing-clipping weakness to Stealth Rock. Hazard-setters, such as Cacturne and Garbador, will rack up damage on the opponent's special attackers when they can't break through Togetic. Toxic Spikes provided by Garbador are especially helpful, as they save Togetic a turn that it would spend poisoning the opponent. Physical walls, such as Alomomola or Regirock, also make great teammates to Togetic, as they can take some physical hits from the likes of Swellow and Braviary. Speaking of Swellow and Braviary, they also make good teammates to Togetic as they can sweep easily after Togetic has stalled out other walls with Toxic. Dedicated Gorebyss checks, such as Specially Defensive Lapras or Jynx, can be used as well to minimize the damage that can be caused by Gorebyss, who Shell Smashes somewhat easily on Togetic.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Baton Pass
    move 1: Baton Pass
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Roost
    move 4: Hidden Power Flying / Thunder Wave
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Serene Grace
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Just like back in Generation IV, Togetic is a usable Baton Pass user. As the only Pokemon in NU that can pass Nasty Plot boosts, Togetic has a notable niche in easily being able to quickly make special sweepers, such as Magmortar, many times more frightening than they would be otherwise. With Togetic's bulk, Roost allows Togetic to gain another turn to set up a Nasty Plot. As Tri Attack is unfortunately illegal with Nasty Plot, Hidden Power Flying becomes the best way to use the Nasty Plots you're setting up; it also prevents Togetic from having to deal with other Pokemon trying to set up while it is. Thunder Wave may leave you vulnerable to Taunt, but it still prevents other Pokemon from setting up against Togetic and gives it the small chance of a free Baton Pass to your recipient of choice.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Since this set utilizes an EV and nature combination similar to the Special Wall set, Togetic certainly has the bulk to receive and pass boosts with relative ease. Besides the moves listed, Togetic can successfully use Substitute in the third or fourth moveslot in order to secure a safer Baton Pass to the recipient of your choosing. Stored Power can also be used if you feel that Togetic will have enough Nasty Plot boosts, whether they are from Togetic itself, or from teammates in a Baton Pass chain. Encore can be used if you want a sure-fire way to stop opponents that try to set up along with Togetic, as it gives it 3 turns to Nasty Plot, pass, and possibly set up a Substitute. As said before, Tri Attack is illegal with Nasty Plot, and thus, should not be considered for this set.</p>

    <p>Of course, the biggest question with Baton Pass is: should I use a Baton Pass chain, or should I just use Togetic as a standalone Baton Pass user? While both options are equally viable, both have different teammates. If used on a Baton Pass chain, partners such as Ninjask and Mr. Mime are obvious to pass boosts from Speed Boost, Swords Dance, Substitute, Barrier, etc. While there are many choices for the final receiver, mixed sweepers, such as Mixed Magmortar or Huntail, are the best choices due to the physical and special attack boosts, thus benefiting their nice mixed attacking stats. If Togetic is the only Baton Pass user on your team, any special sweeper, such as Gorebyss or Jynx, makes for a stellar recipient. Rapid Spin support from Armaldo or Cryogonal is certainly useful, but it is not really needed for Baton Pass. Natu would instantly kill any hopes of a Baton Pass chain, but it can deflect entry hazards or Taunt aimed at Togetic, and Pursuit users, such as Absol, can also be used as a teammate to trap Taunt users who may keep Togetic from Baton Passing.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Even though Togetic is a Normal-type, it oddly does not have many other moves to abuse. Togetic does have access to both Light Screen and Reflect, but would have to hold Light Clay instead of Eviolite to make full use of a Dual Screens set. Togetic has access to both Extrasensory and Headbutt to abuse Serene Grace with, but the former does not get a STAB boost, and the latter comes off of a pitiful Attack stat. Running two attacks would mean that Togetic loses a crucial moveslot that could be used for better and more useful support moves. Togetic also has the ability to run a set with a more bulky offensive approach, with Nasty Plot, Roost, and two attacks, but the sets listed above are usually much better ways to abuse Togetic.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The biggest threat to Togetic is Taunt, as it forces Togetic to use Tri Attack or Hidden Power Flying for the next few turns. The Baton Pass set is highly susceptible to phazing moves, such as Roar and Whirlwind, but if users of these moves can be taken out or at least weakened before Togetic is forced to Baton Pass, it should not be a problem. Rock-types, such as Regirock and Golem, are able to laugh at anything Togetic can do, bar Toxic, and smash the little bird on its weaker defensive side with their STAB Rock-type moves. Another Pokemon who can laugh at Togetic is Quagsire, who completely ignores Nasty Plot boosts due to Unaware. Pokemon with Haze, such as Weezing and the rare Altaria, can also put a complete stop to the Baton Pass set.</p>
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    Isn't Tri Attack illegal with Nasty Plot? Tri Attack is a special XD move, while Nasty Plot is a 4th Gen Egg move.

    Edit - If you really want to mention Tri Attack, Togetic could pass Substitutes, but it defeats the whole object of Togetic, because Nasty Plot passing is pretty unique. This is an AC mention at best, don't slash it or anything.
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    Yeah, Komodo's right. NP is illegal with Tri Attack.
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    On further inspection, you're right. When I put it into PO's teambuilder while writing it worked, but I tried it now and it doesn't. Odd glitch.

    Replacing with HP Flying, its next-strongest Special attack

    Edit: @below, added that to AC of the wall set
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    My mistake, I wrote the RU Togetic analysis and didn't notice that.

    That base 120 Power and 40% chance to cripple anything would have been nice though. Seriously.

    Anyways, mention that Togetic, as a defensive Pokemon, can differentiate itself from other defensive Pokemon in NU with instant recovery and access to Heal Bell. Both are pretty hard to come by on one bulky Pokemon. I'm on the fence on the defensive set's actual value.
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    In OO you could probably mention the fact that Togetic gets a pretty damn good offensive movepool (Nasty Plot + Flamethrower/Fire Blast/Grass Knot/Shadow Ball/Extrasensory) but base 80 is mediocre and the only thing Togetic has going for it really is Bulk + BP so you shouldn't use it as an attacker.

    Other than that quick mention it looks fine to me?

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    ^ offensive mentioned, two more to go!
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    Have a few more actual counters in your CC section, Togetic isn't just countered by Taunt and phazing... also, it's just "name" not "set name"

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    Boom.

    Offensive Togetic would be better off as a bulky sweeper with two attacking moves (Flamethrower) and Roost; that's the set you want to mention in OO.
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    Fixed set name/ name thing, added more counters (if anyone can think of more, that's awesome), and changed the mention of offensive in OO.
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    Updated Checks and Counters to reflect the tier changes, that's all to update.
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    I do good with teammates tennis?
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    I don't have an official stamp yet but yeah you did good with the teammates. GP this shit.
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    [Overview]
    <p>Togetic has been hard-pressed to find a good niche for itself outside of Baton Pass since its addition to the game in GSC. Sure, it had an above-average Defense stat and a great Special Defense stat, but its 55 base HP made it inferior to most special walls, and it was mainly used as a Baton Pass user. Now, with the introduction of Eviolite, Togetic has a reason to be used as a wall, and can pass boosts more reliably than ever. Togetic's ability, Serene Grace, is another great weapon the egg bird has in its arsenal, although it does not have many moves that appreciate the Serene Grace boost. Unfortunately, Togetic's very low Speed, not much offensive presence, and an oddly shallow movepool to hold it down.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special Wall
    move 1: Roost
    move 2: Heal Bell
    move 3: Toxic / Thunder Wave
    move 4: Tri Attack / Encore
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Serene Grace
    nature: Calm
    evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Probably Togetic's best and most effective set, Togetic's high Special Defense, heightened by Eviolite, allows it to take a wide range of special attacks with ease and fight back. The ever-reliable Roost is Togetic's main way of staying alive, as it misses out on Leftovers recovery. Another great support move that Togetic has is Heal Bell, making it essentially immune to Toxic, as well as curing the rest of the team from status, possibly giving an offensive threat another chance to sweep. The choice of status-inducing move is essentially personal preference. Toxic cripples everything that is not named Swellow, Amoonguss, or anything that has Heal Bell, while Thunder Wave can instantly shut down a sweeper like Sawk. Tri Attack allows Togetic to actually deal damage and keeps Togetic from becoming Taunt bait. It is worth noting that Tri Attack has a 40% chance of burning, paralyzing, or freezing the opponent thanks to Serene Grace. You can, however, opt out of Tri Attack and use Encore to stop Pokemon that attempt to set up on you, but you must be vary wary of Taunt. If you decide to use Encore instead of Tri Attack, it should be noted that Toxic should always be used over Thunder Wave so Togetic can at least deal some passive damage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given nature and EVs gives Togetic raw defensive stats of 313/ 208/ 339. Factoring in Eviolite, the numbers soar to 313/312/508, giving Togetic absolutely incredible special bulk. Having an odd HP stat of 313 also allows Togetic to switch in to Stealth Rock 5 times. The combination of Roost and Heal Bell, as well as not having to deal with any 4x weaknesses like Altaria does (iirc Togetic has no 4x weaknesses.) gives Togetic a great niche as a wall.</p>

    <p>Thankfully, as a wall, Togetic does not require too much team support to do its job correctly, but it always appreciates it. However, Rapid Spin support from the likes of Armaldo and Cryogonal aid Togetic tremendously by taking away its wing-clipping weakness to Stealth Rock. Hazard-setters, like Cacturne and Garbador, will rack up damage for the opponent's special attacker when it can't break through Togetic. Toxic Spikes provided by Garbador are especially helpful, as it saves Togetic a turn that it would spend poisoning the opponent that it can now use to recover lost health, recover from status, or deal damage to the opponent. Physical walls, like Alomomola or Regirock, also make great teammates to Togetic as it can take some physical hits from the likes of Swellow and Braviary. Speaking of Swellow and Braviary, they also make good teammates to Togetic as they can sweep easily after Togetic has stalled out other walls with Toxic. Dedicated Gorebyss checks, such as Specially Defensive Lapras or Jynx, can be used as well, to minimize the damage that can be caused by Gorebyss, who Shell Smashes rather easily on Togetic.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Baton Pass
    move 1: Baton Pass
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Roost
    move 4: Hidden Power Flying / Thunder Wave
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Serene Grace
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Just like back in Generation IV, Togetic works as a usable Baton Pass user. As the only Pokemon in NU that can possibly pass Nasty Plot boosts, Togetic has a notable niche in easily being able to quickly make special sweepers like Magmortar many times more frightening than they would be in very few turns. With Togetic's bulk, Roost allows Togetic to gain another turn to set up another Nasty Plot to pass. As Tri Attack is unfortunately illegal with Nasty Plot, Hidden Power Flying becomes the best way to use the Nasty Plots you're setting up, and it prevents Togetic from having to deal with other Pokemon trying to set up alongside it. Thunder Wave may leave you vulnerable to Taunt, but it still prevents other Pokemon from setting up alongside you and gives Togetic the small chance of a free Baton Pass to your recipient of choice.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Since this set utilizes an EV and nature combination similar to the Special Wall set, Togetic certainly has the bulk to receive and pass boosts with relative ease. Besides the moves listed, Togetic can successfully use Substitute over the third or fourth moveslot in order to secure a safer Baton Pass to the recipient of your choosing. Stored Power can also be used if you feel that Togetic will have enough Nasty Plot boosts, whether they are from Togetic itself or teammates in a Baton Pass chain Encore can be used if you want a sure-fire way to stop opponents that try to set up along with you, as it gives you 3 turns to Nasty Plot, pass, and possibly set up a Substitute. As said before,[/COLOR][/B] Tri Attack is illegal with Nasty Plot, and should not be considered for this set.</p>

    <p>Of course, the biggest question with Baton Pass is: should I use a Baton Pass chain, or should I just use Togetic as a standalone Baton Pass user? While both options are equally viable, both have different teammates. If used on a Baton Pass chain, partners like Ninjask and Mr. Mime are obvious to pass boosts from Speed Boost, Swords Dance, Substitute, Barrier, etc. While there are many choices for the end receiver, mixed sweepers like Mixed Magmortar or Huntail are the best choice due to the attack boosts from both ends of the spectrum benefiting their nice mixed attacking stats. If Togetic is the only Baton Pass user on your team, any special sweeper, like Gorebyss or Jynx, makes for a stellar recipient. Rapid Spin support from Armaldo or Cryogonal is certainly useful, but it is not really needed for Baton Pass. Natu would instantly kill any hopes of a Baton Pass chain, but it can deflect entry hazards or Taunt aimed at Togetic, and Pursuit users like Absol can also be used as a teammate to trap Taunt users who may keep Togetic from Baton Passing.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Even though Togetic is a Normal-type, it oddly does not have many other sets to abuse. Togetic does have access to both Light Screen and Reflect, but would have to hold Light Clay instead of Eviolite to make full use of a Dual Screens set. Togetic has access to both Extrasensory and Headbutt to abuse Serene Grace with, but one move does not get a STAB boost and the other comes off of a pitiful Attack stat. Running two attackss would mean that Togetic loses a crucial moveslot that could be used for better and more useful support moves. Togetic also has the ability to run a set with a more bulky offense approach with Nasty Plot, Roost, and two attacks, but the sets listed above are usually much better ways to abuse Togetic.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The biggest threat to Togetic is, of course, Tauntas it forces Togetic to use Tri Attack or Hidden Power Flying for the next few turns. The Baton Pass set is highly susceptible to phazing like Roar and Whirlwind, but if users of these moves can be taken out or at least weakened before Togetic comes to Baton Pass, it should not be a problem. Rock-types, like Regirock and Golem, are able to laugh at anything Togetic can do bar Toxic and smash the little bird on its weaker defensive side with their STAB Rock moves. Another Pokemon who can laugh at Togetic is Quagsire, who completely gets rid of Nasty Plot boosts due to Unaware. Pokemon with Haze, like Weezing or the rarer Altaria, can also put a complete stop to the Baton Pass set.</p>


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    Changes implemented, thanks for the check!
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    [Overview]

    <p>Togetic has been hard-pressed to find a good niche for itself outside of Baton Pass since its addition to the game in GSC. Sure, it had an above-average Defense stat and a great Special Defense stat, but its 55 base HP made it inferior to most special walls, andso it was mainly used as a Baton Pass user. Now, with the introduction of Eviolite, Togetic has a reason to be used as a wall and can pass boosts more reliably than ever. Togetic's ability, Serene Grace, is another great weapon the egg bird has in its arsenal, although it does not have many moves that appreciate the Serene Grace boost. Unfortunately, Togetic's very low Speed, not muchlow offensive presence, and an oddly shallow movepool hold it down.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Special Wall
    move 1: Roost
    move 2: Heal Bell
    move 3: Toxic / Thunder Wave
    move 4: Tri Attack / Encore
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Serene Grace
    nature: Calm
    evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Probably Togetic's best and most effective set, Togetic's high Special Defense, heightened by Eviolite, allows it to take a wide range of special attacks with ease and fight back. The ever-reliable Roost is Togetic's main way of staying alive, as it misses out on Leftovers recovery. Another great support move that Togetic has is Heal Bell, making it essentially immune to Toxic as well as curing; Heal Bell also lets Togetic cure the rest of the team from status, possibly giving an offensive threat another chance to sweep. The choice of status-inducing move is essentially personal preference. Toxic cripples everything that lacks Heal Bell and is not named Swellow, Amoonguss, or anything that has Heal Bell, whilewhereas Thunder Wave can instantly shut down a sweeper likesuch as Sawk. Tri Attack allows Togetic to actually deal damage and keeps Togetic from becoming Taunt bait. It is worth noting that Tri Attack has a 40% chance of burning, paralyzing, or freezing the opponent thanks to Serene Grace. You can, however, opt out of Tri Attack and use Encore to stop Pokemon that attempt to set up on youTogetic, but you must be vary wary of Taunt. If you decide to use Encore instead of Tri Attack, it should be noted that Toxic should always be used over Thunder Wave so Togetic can at least deal some passive damage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The given nature and EVs spread give Togetic raw defensive stats of 313/ 208/ 339. Factoring in Eviolite, the numbers soar to 313/312/508, giving Togetic absolutely incredible special bulk. Having an odd HP stat also allows Togetic to switch in to Stealth Rock 5 times. The combination of Roost and Heal Bell gives Togetic a great niche as a wall.</p>

    <p>Thankfully, as a wall, Togetic does not require too much team support to do its job correctly, but it always appreciates it. Rapid Spin support from the likes of Armaldo and Cryogonal aid Togetic tremendously by taking away its wing-clipping weakness to Stealth Rock. Hazard-setters, likesuch as Cacturne and Garbador, will rack up damage foron the opponent's special attackers when itthey can't break through Togetic. Toxic Spikes provided by Garbador are especially helpful, as itthey saves Togetic a turn that it would otherwise spend poisoning the opponent that it can now use to recover lost health, recover from status, or damage the opponent. Physical walls, likesuch as Alomomola or Regirock, also make great teammates to Togetic as it, (comma) as they can take some physical hits from the likes of Swellow and Braviary. Speaking of Swellow and Braviary, they also make good teammates to Togetic as they can sweep easily after Togetic has stalled out other walls with Toxic. Dedicated Gorebyss checks, such as Specially Defensive Lapras or Jynx, can be used as well to minimize the damage that can be caused by Gorebyss, who Shell Smashes somewhat easily on Togetic.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Baton Pass
    move 1: Baton Pass
    move 2: Nasty Plot
    move 3: Roost
    move 4: Hidden Power Flying / Thunder Wave
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Serene Grace
    nature: Calm
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Just like back in Generation IV, Togetic works asis a usable Baton Pass user. As the only Pokemon in NU that can pass Nasty Plot boosts, Togetic has a notable niche in easily being able to quickly make special sweepers like, (comma) such as Magmortar, (comma) many times more frightening than they would be in very few turnsotherwise. With Togetic's bulk, Roost allows Togetic to gain another turn to set up another Nasty Plot to pass. As Tri Attack is unfortunately illegal with Nasty Plot, Hidden Power Flying becomes the best way to use the Nasty Plots you're setting up, and it; it also prevents Togetic from having to deal with other Pokemon trying to set up alongsidewhile it is. Thunder Wave may leave you vulnerable to Taunt, but it still prevents other Pokemon from setting up alongside yougainst Togetic and gives Togeticit the small chance of getting off a free Baton Pass to your recipient of choice.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Since this set utilizes an EV and nature combination similar to the Special Wall set, Togetic certainly has the bulk to receive and pass boosts with relative ease. Besides the moves listed, Togetic can successfully use Substitute overin the third or fourth moveslot in order to secure a safer Baton Pass to the recipient of your choosing. Stored Power can also be used if you feel that Togetic will have enough Nasty Plot boosts, whether they are from Togetic itself or, (comma) or from teammates in a Baton Pass chain. Encore can be used if you want a sure -(hyphen)fire way to stop opponents that try to set up along with youTogetic, as it gives youit 3 turns to Nasty Plot, pass, and possibly set up a Substitute. As said before, Tri Attack is illegal with Nasty Plot, and thus, (comma) should not be considered for this set.</p>

    <p>Of course, the biggest question with Baton Pass is: should I use a Baton Pass chain, or should I just use Togetic as a standalone Baton Pass user? While both options are equally viable, both have different teammates. If used on a Baton Pass chain, partners likesuch as Ninjask and Mr. Mime are obvious to pass boosts from Speed Boost, Swords Dance, Substitute, Barrier, etc. While there are many choices for the endfinal receiver, mixed sweepers like, (comma) such as Mixed Magmortar or Huntail, (comma) are the best choices due to the attack boosts from both ends of the spectrumphysical and special attack boosts, (comma) thus benefiting their nice mixed attacking stats. If Togetic is the only Baton Pass user on your team, any special sweeper, likesuch as Gorebyss or Jynx, makes for a stellar recipient. Rapid Spin support from Armaldo or Cryogonal is certainly useful, but it is not really needed for Baton Pass. Natu would instantly kill any hopes of a Baton Pass chain, but it can deflect entry hazards or Taunts aimed at Togetic, and Pursuit users like Absol, (comma) such Absol, (comma) can also be used as a teammate to trap Taunt users who may keep Togetic from Baton Passing.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Even though Togetic is a Normal-type, it oddly does not have many other setmoves to abuse. Togetic does have access to both Light Screen and Reflect, but would have to hold Light Clay instead of Eviolite to make full use of a Dual Screens set. Togetic has access to both Extrasensory and Headbutt to abuse Serene Grace with, but one movethe former does not get a STAB boost, (comma) and the othlatter comes off of a pitiful Attack stat. Running two attacks would mean that Togetic loses a crucial moveslot that could be used for better and more useful support moves. Togetic also has the ability to run a set with a more bulky offensive approach, (comma) with Nasty Plot, Roost, and two attacks, but the sets listed above are usually much better ways to abuse Togetic.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>The biggest threat to Togetic is Taunt, as it forces Togetic to use Tri Attack or Hidden Power Flying for the next few turns. The Baton Pass set is highly susceptible to phazing likemoves, (comma) such as Roar and Whirlwind, but if users of these moves can be taken out or at least weakened before Togetic comesis forced to Baton Pass, it should not be a problem. Rock-types, likesuch as Regirock and Golem, are able to laugh at anything Togetic can do, (comma) bar Toxic, (comma) and smash the little bird on its weaker defensive side with their STAB Rock-(hyphen)type moves. Another Pokemon who can laugh at Togetic is Quagsire, who completely gets rid ofignores Nasty Plot boosts due to Unaware. Pokemon with Haze, likesuch as Weezing orand the rare Altaria, can also put a complete stop to the Baton Pass set.</p>


    Remember, always use 'such as' instead of 'like'. Also, alongside implies that the Pokemon are working together, which is clearly not the case here. Keep that in mind.

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