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Ursaring (GP 1/2)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by athleteandy1, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. athleteandy1

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    [Overview]

    <p>Ursaring looks good at first glance, then seems bad after a second look, but rarely disappoints trainers on the battlefield. The ferocious bear has the power of the Death Star thanks to his combination of Swords Dance and Guts. He also has perfect coverage with just three moves. He is capable of using two great abilities that complement his role as a physical sweeper perfectly. However, his lack of speed and bulk severely hampers his effectiveness, so it may seem as though Ursaring is forced into a niche. He's also often compared to Swellow, a fellow Guts abuser who has a higher Speed and access to dual STAB. Lastly, with a variety of Fighting-types in the tier, Ursaring often has a hard time finding an opportunity to switch in. Overall, Ursaring is a mixed bag, and when played to his strengths, has no problem sweeping teams.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Quick Feet
    move 1: Facade
    move 2: Close Combat
    move 3: Crunch
    move 4: Swords Dance / Protect
    item: Toxic Orb
    ability: Quick Feet
    nature: Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set combines Ursaring's access to a great ability in Quick Feet with his amazing Attack. Thanks to these two attributes, he is both quick and strong. Facade is Ursaring's main STAB move, and it works well with Toxic Orb. Close Combat hits Steel- and Rock-types who switch in, predicting a Facade, for super effective damage. Crunch serves as a way to hit Ghost-types who are immune to the rest of this set. With a Swords Dance under his belt and the Speed boost from Quick Feet, not much can stand in Ursaring's way. However, with his poor defenses, he can't always get off a Swords Dance, so Protect is an acceptable alternative to ensure his Orb activates.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Jolly nature is recommended to outspeed everything in RU up to unboosted base 108 Speed Pokemon. Toxic Orb is the only acceptable choice, because Quick Feet doesn't nullify the Flame Orb's effect of lowering Ursaring's Attack. Quick Feet is the obvious choice of ability to allow Ursaring to outspeed and KO a majority of the tier.</p>

    <p>Cofagrigus is an indirect counter to this set; its Mummy ability will erase Ursaring's Quick Feet, allowing him to be outsped by a majority of the tier. Even with the Quick Feet boost, Ursaring is still very slow, so almost every Choice Scarf user in the tier (and even some naturally fast Pokemon) can outspeed and KO him. Choice Scarf Medicham can outspeed even after a Quick Feet boost and threaten Ursaring with its STAB Hi Jump Kick. Durant naturally outspeeds Ursaring, resists two of Ursaring's three attacking moves, takes Ursaring's hits with its high Defense, and sets up on him. Wynaut is a good teammate because it shares defensive synergy with Ursaring and can allow him to set up through Encore. Wynaut can also get rid of Pokemon with a Choice Scarf who would otherwise give Ursaring trouble. Paralysis support for Ursaring is appreciated, as he is not particularly fast. Dual screens support lets Ursaring set up with ease. Entry hazard support is very helpful, allowing Ursaring to nab OHKOs and 2HKOs that he wouldn't be able to get otherwise.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Village Crusher
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Facade / Return
    move 3: Close Combat
    move 4: Crunch
    item: Toxic Orb / Life Orb
    ability: Guts
    nature: Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>As the name says, Ursaring can crush villages with brute force. This set is designed to use the natural raw power of Ursaring and mix it with the power that Guts and Swords Dance provide. Thanks to the boost from Guts and Toxic Orb, Facade hits everything but Rock-, Steel-, and Ghost-types hard. Return is an acceptable replacement for Facade and should only be used with Life Orb. Close Combat and Crunch serve to eliminate the aforementioned types.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Toxic Orb is the recommended item, working in tandem with Facade and Guts nicely; however, a Life Orb may also be used for the decreased recoil. There is also the chance that Ursaring can receive a status ailment by other means than by an Orb, further adding to his massive strength. Flame Orb is also an option if Ursaring is going to be staying in for a while, because unlike Toxic Orb, Flame Orb will not accrue in residual damage over time. A Jolly nature with maximum Speed allows Ursaring to outspeed most walls in RU and eliminate them with a powerful attack.</p>

    <p>Cofagrigus indirectly walls this set, replacing Ursaring's Guts with Mummy, allowing most walls to survive an attack with ease and either stall Ursaring out or take advantage of his pitiful defenses and KO him. If Ursaring is using Life Orb, Cofagrigus can halve Ursaring's Attack with Will-O-Wisp, as Ursaring will not be protected from being burned since it will not be poisoned. Virtually any Pokemon could then proceed to switch in and eliminate Ursaring.</p>

    <p>Any Pokemon with as much prowess at eliminating physical walls as Ursaring likes having physically-oriented Pokemon as teammates to take advantage of the lack of physical walls. Ursaring gets rid of Pokemon such as Alomomola and Steelix, allowing teammates such as Electivire, Durant, and Entei to sweep. Ursaring also has a hard time setting up, so Wynaut is a recommended teammate. Wynaut is recommended because it traps opposing Pokemon into a non-attacking move via Encore, allowing Ursaring to switch in and set up with Swords Dance. Reflect and Light Screen are also good ways to allow Ursaring to switch in and set up. Two more things that Ursaring needs are paralysis support and entry hazards. The former allows Ursaring to outspeed and KO more than just the slower walls, while the latter allows him to score some crucial OHKOs and 2HKOs.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Ursaring has a plethora of other options, but a majority of them are not viable simply because they are outclassed or provide no useful coverage. He is capable of using many boosting moves, such as Belly Drum and Work Up, but they are all outclassed by Swords Dance in some way. Hammer Arm, Low Kick, and Superpower are all bested by Close Combat and should never be used. Ursaring has perfect coverage in three moves, so many of his other options are not viable. Some examples are the elemental punches, Stone Edge, and Seed Bomb. Night Slash could be used over Crunch to hit Ghost-types if you feel very lucky about your critical-hit ratio.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>As stated before, Cofagrigus is an indirect counter to Ursaring, as it can remove Ursaring's ability, making the bear Pokemon useless. Ursaring is very frail, so most priority will KO him or do heavy damage. Hitmonlee can deliver a swift, powerful Mach Punch to deal heavy damage. A Sucker Punch from Honchkrow also dices up Ursaring. Even with a Quick Feet boost, Ursaring is still relatively slow, so any base 108 Speed Pokemon or higher can outspeed naturally and KO him. Virtually any Pokemon with a Choice Scarf and Speed investment can outspeed him as well and end the razing of their villages. Sceptile and Choice Scarf Rotom-F are good examples of this, outspeeding and KOing him with their powerful STAB attacks. Take note, however, that most Pokemon who are fast enough to outspeed Ursaring are generally too frail to survive a STAB Facade, and most Pokemon who are bulky enough to survive an attack are often too weak to deal very much damage to Ursaring; if Ursaring sets up, you will lose at least one Pokemon.</p>
  2. Omicron

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    Make Toxic Orb the only slash on the second set, and slash Protect with Swords Dance on the first set.
  3. athleteandy1

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    But he's supposed to stay in for multiple turns on the second set, so shouldn't it be flame? I'll let QC weigh in.
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    It takes 4 turns to make any difference, and Ursaring probably won't be living that long or staying in that long. Flame Orb is inferior in almost every way. You should put it in the AC, trust me, QC will agree with me.
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    fine

    Edit: and this is finished
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    Ursaring with jolly nature and max speed only hits 342 after quick feet, thats only enough to outspeed base 105's. Also why do you keep saying hes not very fast in the Quick Feet set base 106 speed is pretty damn fast.
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    because even though he's relatively fast after the quick feet boost ursaring is still prone to being revenged by even non-scarf mons
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    lol Village Crusher, tbh that should be set name for realz
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    I would put a ResTalk set in the OO. It's a mini-4th Gen-Heracross that way with Guts and Rest gives you extended longevity.
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    Seconding this and QC APPROVED 2/3
  11. athleteandy1

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    But he's just so frail and slow though...
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    ^ He's not that frail... 90/75/75 is still decent if you max HP and the power is good. Still, it's an OO mention. It can have failing points, and it probably should have a few or it shouldn't be in OO.
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    lol, thirded

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  14. athleteandy1

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    Finally written up.
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    There are a lot of unnecessary spaces between some words. I did the best I could to find them and fix them in my revision. I did not note where every double space happened since it would make it harder to read.

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    [Overview]

    <p>Ursaring looks good at first glance, then seems bad after a second look, but rarely disappoints trainers on the battlefield. The ferocious bear has the power of the Death Star with thanks to its combination of Swords Dance and Guts. together. He also has perfect coverage in with just three moves. He is capable of using two great abilities that complement his role as a physical sweeper perfectly. However, his lack of speed and bulk really severely hampers his effectiveness, so it may seem as though Ursaring is forced into a niche. He's also often compared to Swellow, as a fellow Guts abuser who has a higher Speed and access to dual STAB. Lastly, with a variety of Fighting-types in the tier, Ursaring often has a hard time finding an opportunity to switch in. Overall, Ursaring is a mixed bag, and when played to his strengths, has no problem sweeping teams.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Quick Feet
    move 1: Facade
    move 2: Close Combat
    move 3: Crunch
    move 4: Swords Dance / Protect
    item: Toxic Orb
    ability: Quick Feet
    nature: Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set combines Ursaring's access to a great ability in Quick Feet with his amazing Attack. With both of them working together, Thanks to these two attributes, he is both quick and strong. Facade is Ursaring's main STAB move, and it works well with Toxic Orb. Close Combat hits Steel- and Rock-types who switch in, predicting a Facade, for super effective damage. Crunch serves as a way to hit Ghost-types who are immune to the rest of this set. With a Swords Dance under his belt and the Speed boost from Quick Feet, not much can stand in Ursaring's way. However, with his frail poor defenses, he can't always get off a Swords Dance, so Protect is an acceptable alternative to ensure his Orb activates.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    </p> <p>A Jolly nature is recommended to outspeed everything in RU up to unboosted base 108 Speed Pokemon. Toxic Orb is the only acceptable choice, because Quick Feet doesn't nullify the Flame Orb's effect of lowering Ursaring's Attack. Quick Feet is the obvious choice of ability to allow Ursaring to outspeed and KO a majority of the tier.</p>

    <p>Cofagrigus is an indirect counter to this set; its Mummy ability will erase Ursaring's Quick Feet, allowing him to be outsped by a majority of the tier. Even with the Quick Feet boost, Ursaring is still very slow, so almost every Choice Scarf user in the tier (and even some naturally fast Pokemon) can outspeed and KO him. Choice Scarf Medicham can outspeed even after a Quick Feet boost and threaten a Ursaring with its STAB Hi Jump Kick. Durant naturally outspeeds Ursaring, resists two of Ursaring's three attacking moves, takes Ursaring's hits with its high Defense, and sets up on Ursaring. Wynaut is a good teammate because it shares defensive synergy with Ursaring and can allow him to set up through Encore. It Wynaut can also get rid of Pokemon with a Choice Scarf who would otherwise give Ursaring trouble. Paralysis support for Ursaring is appreciated, as he is not relatively particularly fast. Dual Screen screens support lets Ursaring set up with ease. Entry hazard support is very helpful, allowing Ursaring to nab OHKOs and 2HKOs that he wouldn't be able to get otherwise.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Village Crusher
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Facade / Return
    move 3: Close Combat
    move 4: Crunch
    item: Toxic Orb / Life Orb
    ability: Guts
    nature: Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>As the name says, Ursaring can crush villages with brute force. This set is designed to use the natural raw power of Ursaring and mix it with the power that Guts and Swords Dance provide. Facade, being boosted by Thanks to the boost from Guts and Toxic Orb, Facade hits everything but Rock-, Steel-, and Ghost-types hard. Return is an acceptable replacement for Facade and should only be used with Life Orb. Close Combat and Crunch serve to eliminate the aforementioned types.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Toxic Orb is the recommended item, working in tandem with Facade and Guts nicely, nicely; however, a Life Orb may also be used for the decreased recoil. There is also the chance that Ursaring can receive a status ailment by other means than by an orb Orb, further adding to his massive strength. A Flame Orb is also an option if Ursaring is going to be staying in for a while, because, because unlike Toxic Orb, Flame Orb will not accrue in residual damage over time. A Jolly nature with maximum Speed allows him Ursaring to outspeed most walls in RU and eliminate them with a powerful attack.</p>

    <p>Cofagrigus indirectly walls this set, replacing Ursaring's Guts with Mummy, allowing most walls to survive an attack with ease and either stall Ursaring out or take advantage of his pitiful defenses and KO him. If Ursaring is using Life Orb, Cofagrigus can halve Ursaring's Attack with Will-O-Wisp, as Ursaring will not be protected from being burned since it will not be poisoned. Virtually any Pokemon could then proceed to switch in and eliminate Ursaring.</p>

    <p>Any Pokemon with as much prowess at eliminating physical walls as Ursaring likes having physically-oriented Pokemon as teammates to take advantage of the lack of physical walls. Ursaring gets rid of Pokemon such as Alomomola and Steelix, allowing to allow teammates such as Electivire, Durant, and Entei, Entei to sweep. Ursaring also has a hard time setting up, so Wynaut is a recommended teammate. Wynaut is recommended because it traps opposing Pokemon into a non-attacking move via Encore, allowing Ursaring to switch in and set up with Swords Dance. Reflect and Light Screen are also good ways to allow Ursaring to switch in and set up. Two more things that Ursaring needs are paralysis support and entry hazards. The former allows Ursaring to outspeed and KO more than just the slower walls, while the latter allows him to score some crucial OHKOes OHKOs and 2HKOes 2HKOs.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Ursaring has a plethora of other options, but a majority of them are not viable simply because they are outclassed or provide no useful coverage. He Ursaring is capable of using many boosting moves, such as Belly Drum and Work Up, but they are all outclassed by Swords Dance in some way. Hammer Arm, Low Kick, and Superpower are all bested by Close Combat, and should never be used. Ursaring has perfect coverage in three moves, so many of his other options are not viable. Some examples are the elemental punches, Stone Edge, and Seed Bomb. Night Slash could be used over Crunch to hit Ghost-types if you feel very lucky about your critical-hit ratio.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>As stated before, Cofagrigus is an indirect counter to Ursaring, allowing a teammate to kill Ursaring. as it can remove Ursaring's ability, making the bear Pokemon useless. Ursaring is very frail, so most priority will KO him or do heavy damage. Hitmonlee can deliver a swift, powerful Mach Punch to deal heavy damage. A Sucker Punch from Honchkrow also dices up Ursaring. Even with a Quick Feet boost, Ursaring is still relatively slow, so any base 108 Speed Pokemon or higher can outspeed naturally and KO him. Virtually any Pokemon with a Choice Scarf and Speed investment can outspeed him as well, halting his sweep. and end the razing of their villages. Sceptile and Choice Scarf Rotom-F are good examples of this, outspeeding and KOing him with their powerful STAB attacks. Take note, however, that most Pokemon who are fast enough to outspeed him Ursaring are generally too frail to survive a STAB Facade, and most Pokemon who are bulky enough to survive an attack are often too weak to deal very much damage to Ursaring; if Ursaring sets up, you will lose at least one Pokemon.</p>


    i really love ursaring, too bad he's pretty awful

    nice analysis!

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    updated with the gp check
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    <p>Ursaring looks good at first glance, then seems bad after a second look, butrarely disappoints trainers on the battlefield. The ferocious bear has the power of the Death Star thanks to his combination of Swords Dance and Guts. He also Moreover, he has perfect coverage with just three moves. He is also capable of using two great abilities that complement his role as a physical sweeper perfectly. However, his lack of speed and bulk severely hampers his effectiveness, so it may seem as though Ursaring is forced into a niche. He's also often compared to Swellow, a fellow Guts abuser who has a higher Speed and access to dual STABs,(comma) which may make him seem inferior. Lastly, with a variety of Fighting-types in the tier, Ursaring often has a hard time finding an opportunity to switch in. Overall, Ursaring is a mixed bag, and when played to his strengths, has no problem sweeping teams.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Quick Feet
    move 1: Facade
    move 2: Close Combat
    move 3: Crunch
    move 4: Swords Dance / Protect
    item: Toxic Orb
    ability: Quick Feet
    nature: Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set combines Ursaring's access to a great ability,(comma) in Quick Feet,(comma) with his amazing Attack. Thanks to these two attributes, he is both quick and strong. Facade is Ursaring's main STAB move, and it works well dealing large amounts of damage when coupled with Toxic Orb. Close Combat hits Steel- and Rock-types Pokemon who switch in, predicting a Facade, for super effective damage. Crunch serves as a way to hit Ghost-types who are immune to the rest of this set. With a Swords Dance under his belt and the Speed boost from Quick Feet, not much can stand in Ursaring's way. However, with his poor defenses, he can't always get off a Swords Dance, so Protect is an acceptable alternative to ensure his Toxic Orb activates.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Jolly nature is recommended to outspeed everything in RU (this seems unnecessary, as it is an RU analysis after all) up to unboosted base 108 Speed Pokemon. Toxic Orb is the only acceptable item choice, because Quick Feet doesn't nullify the Flame Orb's effect of lowering Ursaring's Attack. Quick Feet is the obvious choice of ability,(comma) as it allows to allow Ursaring to outspeed and KO a majority of the tier.</p>

    <p>Cofagrigus is an indirect counter to this set; its Mummy ability will erase Ursaring's Quick Feet, allowing him to be outsped by a majority of the tier large number of Pokemon (avoiding redundancy here). Even with the Quick Feet boost, Ursaring is still very slow, so almost every Choice Scarf user in the tier (and even some naturally fast Pokemon) can outspeed and KO him. Choice Scarf Medicham can outspeed even after a Quick Feet boost and threaten Ursaring with its STAB Hi Jump Kick. Durant naturally outspeeds Ursaring, resists two of Ursaring's three attacking moves, takes Ursaring's hits with its high Defense, and sets up on him. Wynaut is a good teammate because it shares defensive synergy with Ursaring and can allow him to set up through Encore. Wynaut can also get rid of Pokemon with a Choice Scarf Choice Scarf Pokemon who would otherwise give Ursaring trouble. Paralysis support for Ursaring is appreciated, as he is not particularly fast;(semicolon) dual.(period) Dual screens support is also helpful, as it lets Ursaring set up with ease. Entry hazard support is very helpful as well, allowing Ursaring to nab OHKOs and 2HKOs that he wouldn't be able to get otherwise.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Village Crusher
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Facade / Return
    move 3: Close Combat
    move 4: Crunch
    item: Toxic Orb / Life Orb
    ability: Guts
    nature: Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>As the name says, Ursaring can crush villages with brute force. This set is designed to use the Ursaring's natural raw power of Ursaring and mix it with the power that Guts and Swords Dance provide. Thanks to the boost from Guts and Toxic Orb, Facade hits everything but Rock-, Steel-, and Ghost-types hard. Return is an acceptable replacement for Facade and should only be used with Life Orb. Close Combat and Crunch serve to eliminate the aforementioned types,(comma) giving him perfect neutral coverage.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Toxic Orb is the recommended item, working nicely in tandem with Facade and Guts nicely; however, a Life Orb may also be used for the decreased recoil. There is also the chance that Ursaring can receive a status ailment by other means than by an means other than his Orb, further adding further to his massive strength. Flame Orb is also an option if Ursaring is going to be staying in for a while, because unlike Toxic Orb, Flame Orb will not accrue in residual damage over time. A Jolly nature with maximum Speed allows Ursaring to outspeed most walls in RU and eliminate them with a powerful attack.</p>

    <p>Cofagrigus indirectly walls this set, replacing Ursaring's Guts with Mummy, allowing most walls to survive an attack with ease and either stall Ursaring out or take advantage of his pitiful defenses and KO him. Like the first set, Cofagrigus indirectly walls this set as well; Mummy replaces Ursaring's Guts, allowing most walls to survive an attack with ease and either stall Ursaring out or take advantage of his pitiful defenses and KO him. If Ursaring is using Life Orb, Cofagrigus can halve Ursaring's Attack with Will-O-Wisp, as Ursaring will not be protected from being burned since it will not be poisoned. Virtually any Pokemon could then proceed to switch in and eliminate Ursaring.</p>

    <p>Any Pokemon with as much prowess at eliminating physical walls as Ursaring likes having physically-oriented physically oriented Pokemon as teammates to take advantage of the lack of physical walls. Ursaring gets rid of Pokemon such as Alomomola and Steelix, allowing teammates such as Electivire, Durant, and Entei to sweep. Ursaring also has a hard time setting up, so Wynaut is a recommended teammate an excellent teammate. Wynaut is recommended because it traps opposing Pokemon into a non-attacking move via Encore, allowing Ursaring to switch in and set up with Swords Dance. Reflect and Light Screen are also good ways to allow Ursaring to switch in and set up. Two more things that Ursaring needs are paralysis support and entry hazards. The former allows Ursaring to outspeed and KO more than just the slower walls, while the latter allows him to score some crucial OHKOs and 2HKOs.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Ursaring has a plethora of other options, but a majority of them are not viable simply because they are outclassed or provide no useful coverage. He is capable of using many boosting moves, such as Belly Drum and Work Up, but they are all outclassed by Swords Dance in some way. Hammer Arm, Low Kick, and Superpower are all bested by Close Combat and should never be used. Ursaring has perfect coverage in three moves, so many of his other options,(comma) such as the elemental punches, Stone Edge, and Seed Bomb, are not viable. Some examples are the elemental punches, Stone Edge, and Seed Bomb. Night Slash could be used over Crunch to hit Ghost-types if you feel very lucky about your critical-hit ratio.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>As stated before, Cofagrigus is an indirect counter to Ursaring, as it can remove Ursaring's ability, making the bear Pokemon rather useless. Ursaring is very frail, so most priority attacks will either KO him or do heavy damage. Hitmonlee can deliver a swift, powerful Mach Punch to deal heavy damage,(comma) and a.(period) A Sucker Punch from Honchkrow also dices up Ursaring. Even with a Quick Feet boost, Ursaring is still relatively slow, so any base 108 Speed Pokemon or higher can outspeed naturally and KO him. Virtually any Pokemon with a Choice Scarf and Speed investment can outspeed him as well and end the razing of their villages. Sceptile and Choice Scarf Rotom-F are good examples of this, outspeeding and KOing him with their powerful STAB attacks. Take note, however, that most Pokemon who are fast enough to outspeed Ursaring are generally too frail to survive a STAB Facade, and most Pokemon who are bulky enough to survive an attack are often too weak to deal very much damage to Ursaring; in most cases, if Ursaring sets up, you will lose at least one Pokemon.</p>


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    Implemented the check, this is ready for upload if someone wants. I took out the "like the first set" part that Engineer added, fyi.

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    [Overview]

    <p>Ursaring
    might look bad at first glance, but he rarely disappoints on the battlefield. Thanks to his access to the combination of Swords Dance and Guts, the ferocious bear has enough power to tear his victims limb from limb. Moreover, he has perfect coverage with just three moves, and boasts two great abilities that complement his role as a physical sweeper perfectly. However, his lack of Speed and bulk severely hampers his effectiveness, so it may seem as though Ursaring is forced into a niche. He's often compared to Swellow, a fellow Guts abuser who has higher Speed and access to dual STABs, which may make Ursaring seem inferior. Lastly, with a variety of Fighting-types in the tier, Ursaring often has a hard time finding an opportunity to switch in. Overall, Ursaring is a mixed bag, and when played to his strengths, has no problem sweeping teams.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Quick Feet
    move 1: Facade
    move 2: Close Combat
    move 3: Crunch
    move 4: Swords Dance / Protect
    item: Toxic Orb
    ability: Quick Feet
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set combines Ursaring's access to a great ability, Quick Feet, with his amazing Attack stat. Thanks to these two attributes, he is both quick and strong. Facade is Ursaring's main STAB move, which deals huge amounts of damage when coupled with Toxic Orb.
    Close Combat hits Steel- and Rock-type Pokemon who resist his Normal-type STAB moves for super effective damage. Crunch nails Ghost-types who are immune to the rest of the moves on this set. With a Swords Dance under his belt and the Speed boost from Quick Feet, not much can stand in Ursaring's way. However, due to poor defenses, he can't always get off a Swords Dance, so Protect is an acceptable alternative to ensure that his Toxic Orb activates.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>A Jolly nature is recommended to outspeed everything up to unboosted base 108 Speed Pokemon, such as Galvantula. Toxic Orb is the only acceptable item choice, because Quick Feet doesn't nullify the Flame Orb's Attack-lowering effect like Guts would. Quick Feet is the obvious choice of ability
    ; though the awesome power of Guts is appealing, Ursaring is simply too slow to abuse it effectively. The Quick Feet boost gives him the Speed he needs to sweep.</p>

    <p>Cofagrigus is an indirect counter to this set; its Mummy ability will erase Ursaring's Quick Feet, which causes the bear to be outsped by a large number of Pokemon
    , effectively halting his sweep. Even with the Quick Feet boost, Ursaring is not that fast, so almost every Choice Scarf user in the tier (and even some naturally speedy Pokemon, such as Scolipede and Accelgor) can outspeed and KO him. Choice Scarf Medicham easily outpaces and can threaten Ursaring with its STAB Hi Jump Kick. Durant naturally outspeeds, resists two of Ursaring's three attacking moves, tanks Ursaring's hits with its high Defense, and sets up on him. Wynaut is a good teammate because it shares defensive synergy with Ursaring and can allow him to set up through Encore. Wynaut can also get rid of Choice Scarf Pokemon who would otherwise give Ursaring trouble. Paralysis support for Ursaring is appreciated, as he is not particularly fast; dual screens support lets Ursaring set up with ease. Entry hazard support is helpful as well, allowing Ursaring to nab OHKOs and 2HKOs that he wouldn't be able to get otherwise.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Guts abuser
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Facade / Return
    move 3: Close Combat
    move 4: Crunch
    item: Toxic Orb / Life Orb
    ability: Guts
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set aims to crush all opposition by augmenting Ursaring's raw power with the excellent Guts ability. With a Toxic Orb, a Guts-boosted Facade will OHKO almost anything that does not resist it. Should you opt for a Life Orb, Return should be used, as Facade will not be boosted without a status ailment. Close Combat and Crunch eliminate the Rock- and Steel-types that resist his STAB move, and the Ghost-types that are immune to it, respectively.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Toxic Orb is the recommended item,
    and works nicely in tandem with Facade and Guts; however, a Life Orb may also be used for the decreased recoil. There is also the chance that Ursaring can receive a status ailment by means other than his Orb, adding further to his massive strength. Flame Orb is also an option if Ursaring is going to be staying in for multiple turns, as damage of the Toxic Orb will stack over time. A Jolly nature with maximum Speed allows Ursaring to outspeed most walls in RU and eliminate them with a powerful attack. Note that this set is intended to be a wallbreaker, not a sweeper; Ursaring will be switching frequently, so Rapid Spin support is useful if you want to keep him healthy.</p>

    <p>
    Cofagrigus indirectly walls this set; Mummy replaces Ursaring's Guts, allowing most walls to survive an attack with ease and either stall Ursaring out or take advantage of his pitiful defenses and KO him. If Ursaring is using Life Orb, Cofagrigus can halve Ursaring's Attack with Will-O-Wisp, as Ursaring will not be protected from being burned, though he can restore Guts by switching out.</p>

    <p>Any Pokemon with as much prowess at eliminating physical walls as Ursaring likes having physically oriented Pokemon as teammates to take advantage of the lack of physical walls. Ursaring gets rid of Pokemon such as Alomomola and Steelix, allowing teammates such as Electivire, Durant, and Entei to sweep. Ursaring has a hard time setting up, so Wynaut is an excellent teammate. Wynaut is recommended because it
    can trap opposing Pokemon into a non-attacking move via Encore, allowing Ursaring to switch in and set up with Swords Dance. Dual screens make it much easier for Ursaring to set up. Two more things that Ursaring needs are paralysis support and entry hazards. The former allows Ursaring to outspeed and KO more than just the slower walls, while the latter allows him to score some crucial OHKOs and 2HKOs.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Ursaring has a plethora of other options, but a majority of them are not viable simply because they are outclassed or provide no useful coverage. He is capable of using many boosting moves, such as Belly Drum and Work Up, but they are all outclassed by Swords Dance
    . Ursaring has access to other Fighting-type moves, namely Hammer Arm, Low Kick, and Superpower, but they are all inferior to Close Combat. Ursaring has perfect coverage in three moves, so many of his other options, such as the elemental punches, Stone Edge, and Seed Bomb, are not needed. Though slightly weaker, Night Slash could be used over Crunch if you feel very lucky about Ursaring's critical-hit ratio.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Cofagrigus
    is able to stop Ursaring fairly easily, as it can remove Ursaring's ability, making the bear Pokemon rather useless. Ursaring is very frail, so most priority attacks will either KO him or deal heavy damage. Hitmonlee can deliver a swift, powerful Mach Punch to deal heavy damage, and a Sucker Punch from Honchkrow also dices up Ursaring. Even with a Quick Feet boost, Ursaring is still relatively slow, so any base 108 Speed Pokemon or higher can outspeed and KO him. Almost any Pokemon with a Choice Scarf and Speed investment can outspeed him as well, and end the bear's rampage. Sceptile and Choice Scarf Rotom-F are good examples of this, as they can outspeed and KO him with their powerful STAB attacks. Take note, however, that most Pokemon who are fast enough to outspeed Ursaring are generally too frail to survive a STAB Facade, and most Pokemon who are bulky enough to survive an attack are often too weak to deal very much damage to Ursaring; in most cases, if Ursaring sets up, you will lose at least one Pokemon.</p>
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