Unfezant (GP 2/2)

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#1
its hard to write much about something that is so awful :/

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[Overview]
· Horrible movepool
· Lackluster stats
· Outclassed by Braviary, Swellow, and even Dodrio
[Set Comments]
· Puts opponent to sleep, sets up Tailwind, and U-turns out to a teammate
· Focus Sash allows Unfeazant to survive a hit and do its job versus a faster opponent or if Hypnosis misses
· Return is its only viable STAB move
· An Adamant nature is used since Unfezant hits a nice speed tier with it, outrunning Jolly Braviary by one point
· Unreliable since this set relies on Hypnosis hitting and the opponent sleeping for numerous turns
· Tailwind itself is not very good as it only lasts for four turns
[Additional Comments]
· Taunt
· Jolly
· Teammates should appreciate Tailwind support (Samurott, Exeggutor, Zangoose, Sawk)
[Other Options]
· Wish, Roost, Morning Sun
· Choice items
· Toxic
· Weather support
· Pluck and Quick Attack are it's only other viable offensive moves
[Checks and Counters]
· Anything with good physical bulk will wall it
· Lum Berry Golem doesn't care about Hypnosis and can bypass Focus Sash with Rock Blast
· Electabuzz takes a large amount from Return, but is faster and has Vital Spirit to negate Hypnosis.
· Haunter and Offensive Misdreavus can set up a free Substitute on this set. The latter can also Taunt to render Unfezant useless


[Overview]

<p>Simply put, Unfezant is not a good Pokemon in NU, being outclassed by almost every other Normal / Flying type in the metagame. Its main problem is its terrible movepool, even in comparison to other birds; it has almost no offensive movepool whatsoever (not even a decent Flying STAB) and although it has a slightly better support movepool, it lacks the bulk to take advantage of this. It hardly has a niche at all, and there is overall little reason to use it over Braviary, Swellow, or even Dodrio most of the time.</p>

[SET]
name: Tailwind Support
move 1: Tailwind
move 2: Hypnosis
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Return
item: Focus Sash
ability: Super Luck
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>The best Unfezant can do is support offensive teams with Tailwind to increase their Speed temporarily and help its teammates switch in safely to take advantage of Tailwind as much as possible. Hypnosis puts the opponent to sleep so Unfezant can set up Tailwind while still having time to U-turn into a teammate in order to have an optimal matchup. If the need arises Unfezant can attack using STAB Return, which hits somewhat hard due to Unfezant's good Attack and is the strongest viable move Unfezant has access to. While the premise of this set is simple, Unfezant is still rather unreliable at best, as it is reliant on the inaccurate Hypnosis and the foe being asleep for several turns. Even then, Tailwind is not the greatest strategy as it only lasts for four turns, one of which is most likely used switching Unfezant out.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Focus Sash is used so that Unfezant can survive a hit just in case Hypnosis misses or the opponent is faster. The good news for Unfezant is that it outspeeds Jolly Braviary by one point with an Adamant nature, so it can use Hypnosis on it before getting attacked. Jolly can be used to outspeed Pokemon such as Zangoose and Jolly Sawk that could otherwise defeat Unfezant rather quickly. However, it will usually outspeed all opponents after Tailwind, meaning that the Speed boost from Jolly isn't as important afterward. While maximum HP could be used rather than maximum Attack, Return actually can do a bit of damage and Unfezant still isn't that bulky even with maximum HP. Taunt is a decent alternative way to find a turn to try to set up Tailwind, but Hypnosis is ultimately better despite the imperfect accuracy, as it can incapacitate a Pokemon rather than just block its status moves. In regards to teammates, offensive Pokemon that have a decent Speed but aren't quite fast enough, such as Samurott, Exeggutor, Zangoose, and Sawk, appreciate the boost provided by Tailwind, enabling them to outspeed faster Pokemon that would normally threaten them, such as Charizard. As Unfezant is usually used as a lead and will rarely be useful or have any useful, lasting effects after the first few turns, its weaknesses do not need to be accounted for.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Unfezant has a lot of healing moves, including Wish, Roost, and Morning Sun, but it is unlikely to be able to pull off the last two and it is outclassed as a Wish user due to its mediocre HP stat; its Stealth Rock weakness further limits any potential usage for pure support, something that Pokemon such as Audino do not have problems with. Toxic can be used to get past the many Pokemon that Unfezant doesn't have the coverage moves to defeat, but it doesn't have the space. Its decent offensive stats and U-turn might look appealing for a Choice Band or Choice Scarf set, but its only offensive moves with any competitive merit are Return, Quick Attack, Pluck, U-turn, and Steel Wing, which give awful coverage. Taunt, U-turn, and weather-inducing moves can make Unfezant a decent weather supporter, but there are better options out there to fill that role.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Lum Berry Golem is the best counter to Unfezant, as it doesn't care about Hypnosis and can bypass its Unfezant's Focus Sash with Rock Blast. Other than Golem, Unfezant struggles to break through any Pokemon with a Rock or Steel typing, including but not limited to Probopass, Regirock, and Metang. Electabuzz doesn't take Return very well, but it is faster and has Vital Spirit to negate Hypnosis. Ghost-types such as Haunter and Misdreavus can set up a Substitute or completely wall Unfezant, and Misdreavus even gets Taunt to render Unfezant useless. Due to Unfezant's lack of powerful attacks and reliance on a Normal STAB move, almost any Pokemon with good physical bulk will wall Unfezant rather easily, and due to its lackluster bulk, anything faster than it, especially those with special moves such as Charizard, can easily OHKO Unfezant if its Focus Sash is broken.</p>
 
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#2
I'd personally mention why Unfezant is outclassed as a Wish user; its 80 HP is not really ideal for a Wish Passer, and is lower HP than Lickilicky, Audino, or Alomomola. Its SR weakness also really kills it, and its defensive typing overall is not too great. Imo even its access to Tailwind is not enough to justify Unfezant's use at all.

Other than that I have nothing to say, this is a very good analysis for a very bad Pokemon.

Swamp-edit: implemented this, thanks
 
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#3
I legit wouldn't even say this thing has a niche, esp. when stuff like Butterfree, Jumpluff, and even Golbat get sleep moves + Tailwind + scouting moves too. It's the perfect example of something that's quite literally 100% outclassed.

Looks good otherwise Swamp-Rocket QC 3/3
 
#4
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[Overview]

<p>Simply put, Unfezant is not a good Pokemon in NU, being outclassed by almost every other Normal/Flying-type Normal / Flying type in the metagame. Its main problem is its terrible movepool, even in comparison to other birds; it has almost no offensive movepool whatsoever (not even a decent Flying STAB) and while it has a slightly better support movepool, it lacks the bulk to take advantage of it this. It hardly has a niche at all due to being outclassed (add comma; you already said it's outclassed, and that seems implied by you saying there's little reason to use it over specific birds that actually are good and that it barely has a niche) and there is overall little reason to use it over Braviary, Swellow, or even Dodrio most of the time due to its limitations compared to them.</p>

[SET]
name: Tailwind Support
move 1: Tailwind
move 2: Hypnosis
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Return
item: Focus Sash
ability: Super Luck
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>The best Unfezant can do is support offensive teams with Tailwind to increase their speed Speed temporarily and help its teammates switch in safely to take advantage of said move as much as possible. Hypnosis puts the opponent to sleep so then Unfezant can set up Tailwind while still having time to U-turn into a teammate in order to have an optimal matchup. If the need arises Unfezant can attack using a STAB Return, which hits somewhat hard due to Unfezant’s (change to straight apostrophe) good attack Attack and is the only viable strong attack Unfezant has access to. While the premise of this set is simple, Unfezant is still rather unreliable at best since as it is reliant on the inaccurate Hypnosis and the foe being asleep for several turns. Even then, Tailwind is not the greatest strategy since as it only lasts for 4 four turns, one of which is most likely switching Unfezant out.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Focus Sash is used so then Unfezant can survive a hit just in case Hypnosis misses or the opponent is faster. The good news for Unfezant is that it outspeeds Jolly Bravairy Braviary by 1 one point with an Adamant nature, so it can use Hypnosis on it before it gets getting attacked, (start new sentence) but Jolly can be used to outspeed Pokemon such as Zangoose or and Jolly Sawk that could otherwise defeat Unfezant rather quickly. In addition However, it will usually outspeed all opponents after Tailwind, meaning that the speed Speed boost from Jolly isn’t (change to straight apostrophe) as important afterward. While maximum HP could be used rather than maximum attack Attack, Return actually can do a bit of damage and Unfezant still isn’t (change to straight apostrophe) that bulky with maximum HP. Taunt is a decent alternative way to find a turn to try to set up Tailwind, but Hypnosis is ultimately better despite the imperfect accuracy as it can incapacitate a Pokemon rather than just block its status moves, despite the imperfect accuracy. In regards to teammates, offensive Pokemon that have a decent speed Speed but aren’t (change to straight apostrophe) quite fast enough, such as Samurott, Exeggutor, Zangoose, or and Sawk, can appreciate the boost provided by Tailwind in order to enabling them to outspeed faster Pokemon that would normally threaten them, such as Jynx. As Unfezant is usually used as a lead and will rarely be useful or have any useful, lasting effects after the first few turns, its weaknesses usually do not need to be accounted for.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Unfezant has a lot of healing moves, including Wish, Roost, and Morning Sun, but it is unlikely Unfezant will to be able to pull off the latter last two and it is outclassed as a Wish user due to its mediocre HP stat; its Stealth Rock weakness further limits any potential usage for pure support, something Pokemon such as Audino do not have problems with. Toxic can be used to get past the many Pokemon that Unfezant doesn’t (change to straight apostrophe) have the coverage moves to get past, but it doesn’t (change to straight apostrophe) have the space for it. Its decent offensive stats and U-turn may might look appealing for a Choice Band or Choice Scarf but its only offensive moves with any competitive merit are Return, Quick Attack, Pluck, U-turn, and Steel Wing, which gives give awful coverage. Taunt, U-turn, and Weather weather moves can make it Unfezant a decent weather supporter, but there are better options out there.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Lum Berry Golem is the best counter for to Unfezant, as it doesn’t (change to straight apostrophe) care about Hypnosis and can bypass its Focus Sash with Rock Blast. Other than Golem, Unfezant struggles to break past through any Pokemon with a Rock- or Steel-typing Rock or Steel typing, including but not limited to Probopass, Regirock, or and Metang. Electabuzz doesn’t (change to straight apostrophe) take Return very well, but it is faster and has Vital Spirit to negate Hypnosis. Ghost-types such as Haunter and Misdreavus can set up a Substitute or completely wall Unfezant, and Misdreavus even gets Taunt to render Unfezant useless. Due to Unfezant’s (change to straight apostrophe) lack of powerful attacks and reliance on a Normal STAB, almost any Pokemon with a good physical bulk will wall Unfezant rather easily, and due to its lackluster bulk, anything faster than it, especially those with special moves such as Charizard, can easily OHKO Unfezant if its Focus Sash is broken.</p>


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[Overview]

<p>Simply put, Unfezant is not a good Pokemon in NU, being outclassed by almost every other Normal / Flying type in the metagame. Its main problem is its terrible movepool, even in comparison to other birds; it has almost no offensive movepool whatsoever (not even a decent Flying STAB) and while it has a slightly better support movepool, it lacks the bulk to take advantage of this. It hardly has a niche at all, and there is overall little reason to use it over Braviary, Swellow, or even Dodrio most of the time.</p>

[SET]
name: Tailwind Support
move 1: Tailwind
move 2: Hypnosis
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Return
item: Focus Sash
ability: Super Luck
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>The best Unfezant can do is support offensive teams with Tailwind to increase their Speed temporarily and help its teammates switch in safely to take advantage of said move as much as possible. Hypnosis puts the opponent to sleep so then Unfezant can set up Tailwind while still having time to U-turn into a teammate in order to have an optimal matchup. If the need arises Unfezant can attack using a STAB Return, which hits somewhat hard due to Unfezant's good Attack and is the only viable strong attack strongest viable move(Maybe it's just me, but it seems to flow better like this. Also, I feel that "due to Unfezant's good Attack" followed by "is the only viable strong attack" is a bit repetitive.) Unfezant has access to. While the premise of this set is simple, Unfezant is still rather unreliable at best as it is reliant on the inaccurate Hypnosis and on the foe being asleep for several turns. Even then, Tailwind is not the greatest strategy as it only lasts for four turns, one of which is most likely used switching Unfezant out.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Focus Sash is used so then Unfezant can survive a hit just in case Hypnosis misses or the opponent is faster. The good news for Unfezant is that it outspeeds Jolly Braviary by one point with an Adamant nature, so it can use Hypnosis on it before getting attacked. Jolly can be used to outspeed Pokemon such as Zangoose or and(It doesn't really matter to me whether you remove "or" or "and" but I feel that you should remove one of them.) Jolly Sawk that could otherwise defeat Unfezant rather quickly. However, it will usually outspeed all opponents after Tailwind, meaning that the Speed boost from Jolly isn't as important afterward. While maximum HP could be used rather than maximum Attack, Return actually can do a bit of damage and Unfezant still isn't that bulky even with maximum HP. Taunt is a decent alternative way to find a turn to try to set up Tailwind, but Hypnosis is ultimately better despite the imperfect accuracy as it can incapacitate a Pokemon rather than just block its status moves. In regards to teammates, offensive Pokemon that have a decent Speed but aren't quite fast enough, such as Samurott, Exeggutor, Zangoose, and Sawk, appreciate the boost provided by Tailwind, enabling them to outspeed faster Pokemon that would normally threaten them, such as Jynx. As Unfezant is usually used as a lead and will rarely be useful or have any useful, lasting effects after the first few turns, its weaknesses usually do not need to be accounted for.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Unfezant has a lot of healing moves, including Wish, Roost, and Morning Sun, but it is unlikely to be able to pull off the last two and it is outclassed as a Wish user due to its mediocre HP stat; its Stealth Rock weakness further limits any potential usage for pure support, something Pokemon such as Audino do not have problems with. Toxic can be used to get past the many Pokemon that Unfezant doesn't have the coverage moves to get past defeat(Changed because of repetitiveness.), but it doesn't have the space. Its decent offensive stats and U-turn might look appealing for a Choice Band or Choice Scarf set, but its only offensive moves with any competitive merit are Return, Quick Attack, Pluck, U-turn, and Steel Wing, which give awful coverage. Taunt, U-turn, and weather moves can make Unfezant a decent weather supporter, but there are better options out there to fill that role.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Lum Berry Golem is the best counter to Unfezant, as it doesn't care about Hypnosis and can bypass its Unfezant's Focus Sash with Rock Blast. Other than Golem, Unfezant struggles to break through any Pokemon with a Rock or Steel typing, including but not limited to Probopass, Regirock, and Metang. Electabuzz doesn't take Return very well, but it is faster and has Vital Spirit to negate Hypnosis. Ghost-types such as Haunter and Misdreavus can set up a Substitute or completely wall Unfezant, and Misdreavus even gets Taunt to render Unfezant useless. Due to Unfezant's lack of powerful attacks and reliance on a Normal STAB, almost any Pokemon with good physical bulk will wall Unfezant rather easily, and due to its lackluster bulk, anything faster than it, especially those with special moves such as Charizard, can easily OHKO Unfezant if its Focus Sash is broken.</p>
 
#7
I know that this has gone past QC stages but Aerial Ace is probably better than Pluck; marginally, yes, but better nevertheless. You only say the word once anyway so not that big a deal lol.
 
#9
[Overview]

<p>Simply put, Unfezant is not a good Pokemon in NU, being outclassed by almost every other Normal / Flying type in the metagame. Its main problem is its terrible movepool, even in comparison to other birds; it has almost no offensive movepool whatsoever (not even a decent Flying STAB move) and while although it has a slightly better support movepool, it lacks the bulk to take advantage of this. It hardly has a niche at all, and there is overall little reason to use it over Braviary, Swellow, or even Dodrio most of the time.</p>

[SET]
name: Tailwind Support
move 1: Tailwind
move 2: Hypnosis
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Return
item: Focus Sash
ability: Super Luck
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>The best Unfezant can do is support offensive teams with Tailwind to increase their Speed temporarily and help its teammates switch in safely to take advantage of said move Tailwind as much as possible. Hypnosis puts the opponent to sleep so Unfezant can set up Tailwind while still having time to U-turn into a teammate in order to have an optimal matchup. If the need arises Unfezant can attack using a STAB Return, which hits somewhat hard due to Unfezant's good Attack and is the strongest viable move.(remove period) Unfezant has access to. While the premise of this set is simple, Unfezant is still rather unreliable at best,(AC) as it is reliant on the inaccurate Hypnosis and on the foe being asleep for several turns. Even then, Tailwind is not the greatest strategy as it only lasts for four turns, one of which is most likely used switching Unfezant out.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>A Focus Sash is used so then that Unfezant can survive a hit just in case Hypnosis misses or the opponent is faster. The good news for Unfezant is that it outspeeds Jolly Braviary by one point with an Adamant nature, so it can use Hypnosis on it before getting attacked. Jolly can be used to outspeed Pokemon such as Zangoose and Jolly Sawk that could otherwise defeat Unfezant rather quickly. However, it will usually outspeed all opponents after Tailwind, meaning that the Speed boost from Jolly isn't as important afterward. While maximum HP could be used rather than maximum Attack, Return actually can do a bit of damage and Unfezant still isn't that bulky even with maximum HP. Taunt is a decent alternative way to find a turn to try to set up Tailwind, but Hypnosis is ultimately better despite the imperfect accuracy,(AC) as it can incapacitate a Pokemon rather than just block its status moves. In regards to teammates, offensive Pokemon that have a decent Speed but aren't quite fast enough, such as Samurott, Exeggutor, Zangoose, and Sawk, appreciate the boost provided by Tailwind, enabling them to outspeed faster Pokemon that would normally threaten them, such as Jynx. As Unfezant is usually used as a lead and will rarely be useful or have any useful, lasting effects after the first few turns, its weaknesses usually do not need to be accounted for.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Unfezant has a lot of healing moves, including Wish, Roost, and Morning Sun, but it is unlikely to be able to pull off the last two and it is outclassed as a Wish user due to its mediocre HP stat; its Stealth Rock weakness further limits any potential usage for pure support, something that Pokemon such as Audino do not have problems with. Toxic can be used to get past the many Pokemon that Unfezant doesn't have the coverage moves to defeat, but it doesn't have the space. Its decent offensive stats and U-turn might look appealing for a Choice Band or Choice Scarf set, but its only offensive moves with any competitive merit are Return, Quick Attack, Pluck, U-turn, and Steel Wing, which give awful coverage. Taunt, U-turn, and weather-inducing moves can make Unfezant a decent weather supporter, but there are better options out there to fill that role.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Lum Berry Golem is the best counter to Unfezant, as it doesn't care about Hypnosis and can bypass its Unfezant's Focus Sash with Rock Blast. Other than Golem, Unfezant struggles to break through any Pokemon with a Rock or Steel typing, including but not limited to Probopass, Regirock, and Metang. Electabuzz doesn't take Return very well, but it is faster and has Vital Spirit to negate Hypnosis. Ghost-types such as Haunter and Misdreavus can set up a Substitute or completely wall Unfezant, and Misdreavus even gets Taunt to render Unfezant useless. Due to Unfezant's lack of powerful attacks and reliance on a Normal STAB move, almost any Pokemon with good physical bulk will wall Unfezant rather easily, and due to its lackluster bulk, anything faster than it, especially those with special moves such as Charizard, can easily OHKO Unfezant if its Focus Sash is broken.</p>
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