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Uxie (Analysis)

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  1. Limewire

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    Uxie

    [Overview]

    <p>Uxie is an interesting Pokemon with impressive defenses and a base Speed of 95, which is unusually fast for such a defensive Pokemon. It also comes along with a wide array of support moves, which it will have no problem using as it usually laughs at the foe's pitiful attempts to damage it. However, Uxie faces stiff competition for the role of a defensive Psychic-type, as there are plenty of other choices, such as Cresselia and Reuniclus, both of whom have the advantage of recovery moves. Uxie is also prone to attracting users of Taunt, who will often force it out. Despite this, the little pixie always has a trick up its sleeve, so one would do well not to underestimate it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: U-Turn
    move 3: Psychic / Heal Bell
    move 4: Thunder Wave / Yawn
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Impish
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [Set Comments]

    <p>Given Uxie's great bulk and wide array of support moves, it is a natural contender for a utility set. The goal of this set is to sponge incoming attacks from both sides, and then either set up Stealth Rock, cripple the opponent with a status condition, revitalize your team with Heal Bell, or scout with U-turn. Stealth Rock deserves an important mention; it is no longer a TM move, and for most Pokemon, is often incompatible with an important egg move or Dream World ability. Uxie has neither concern, and can happily lay down Stealth Rock and U-turn away to escape the inevitable Dark-type switch-in. U-turn is also useful for avoiding the escaping of the rare but annoying Wobbuffet. Despite Uxie's below average Special Attack, using Psychic is recommended to ensure that it does not become Taunt bait. However, if Taunt does not bother you, then Heal Bell is a good option to aid Uxie's teammates. The last moveslot is all about crippling the opponent's team with status. Thunder Wave is very effective against offensive teams by taking away their Speed. Yawn is more useful in phazing out a troublesome Pokemon. Although not listed here, Toxic is a viable alternative to take care of stall teams.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The EVs enable Uxie to take on physical attacks from things like Terrakion easily, though if special attackers like Latios, Rotom-W, and Starmie are more troublesome, then an EV spread that focuses more on Uxie's Special Defense can be used. In addition, one may wish to take advantage of Uxie's Speed and use a spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature, although Uxie's lack of recovery outside of Rest and Leftovers may make this unappealing.</p>

    <p>Uxie can fit on a large number of teams, but this set is most appreciated on offensive teams, who welcome Uxie's bulk. Thus, it would be appropriate to pair Uxie up with frail Pokemon such as Lucario, who appreciates Thunder Wave support given its sub-par Speed. Uxie also appreciates Pokemon who can pass Wishes to it. Chansey, Blissey, Vaporeon and Jirachi all excel at doing this.</p>

    <p>Uxie absolutely hates Pokemon who can Taunt it, such as Gyarados, Thundurus, and Gliscor. In these cases, it is best to have Uxie U-turn to an appropriate check or counter. Uxie also cannot take on too many repeated hits since it has no reliable means of recovery, although pairing it with one of the passers of Wish listed above will solve this problem.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Dual Screens
    move 1: Reflect
    move 2: Light Screen
    move 3: Memento
    move 4: U-turn
    item: Light Clay
    nature: Impish
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [Set Comments]

    <p>Like many of its Psychic-type brethren, Uxie can use a dual screen set effectively. Uxie has a few advantage over other dual screeners, namely its bulk and access to Memento, Uxie's ace in the hole. With Reflect, Light Screen, and Memento combined, the unfortunate Pokemon facing Uxie essentially has its Attack and Special Attack halved, forcing it to switch. This also allows even the most fragile sweeper to easily switch in and set up, making Uxie a godsend to heavy offense teams. However, using Memento immediately after setting up both Reflect and Light Screen may not always be practical. In some cases, it may be better to leave Uxie alive and use Memento later in the match. If this happens, then Uxie can quickly scoot away with U-turn instead.<p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The EVs allow Uxie to laugh at physical attacks as it sets up, and with Light Screen, most special attacks will hardly be able to dent it. However, one may wish to use an alternative spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature. Unlike the support set, Uxie can use this spread with ease because Reflect and Light Screen will cover up the loss in Defense. This spread also allows Uxie to outspeed the standard Gliscor set and Skarmory, two common Taunt users who would otherwise shut Uxie down. If either Memento or U-turn are not appealing, Uxie can use a variety of alternate options instead. For example, Thunder Wave is a good option to cripple enemy sweepers, Yawn is useful for phazing out troublesome Pokemon, and Heal Bell can rid Uxie's teammates of nasty status conditions.</p>

    <p>Although Dual Screen Uxie can fit on a variety of teams, the teams that appreciate it the most are heavy offense and SmashPass teams. Heavy offense teams generally consist of powerful but frail sweepers, such as Lucario and Thundurus, who would greatly enjoy screen support. SmashPassers like Gorebyss and Smeargle run the risk of passing a -1 Defense and Special Defense, so dual screens would help them and their receivers take hits more easily.</p>

    <p>Defensive Pokemon, such as Ferrothorn and Blissey, can set up on Dual Screen Uxie quite easily since they do not fear the drops caused by Memento. Pokemon that use Taunt, such as Tornadus, Thundurus, or Gliscor, therefore make great partners to Uxie. Taunt itself is a great thorn in Uxie's side, as it renders the pixie nearly useless. Each Pokemon who runs Taunt has its own set of checks and counters, though Magic Bounce Espeon and Xatu are a good way to keep most Taunt users at bay, although having two Psychic-type Pokemon on the same team may cause some large, overlapping weaknesses.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>There are a few more tricks that Uxie can use, such as a Trick + Choice Scarf set. This set is most effective as a general lead, and can cripple defensive Pokemon who try to set up on it. Uxie is also a great candidate for setting up Rain Dance and Trick Room, due to its great bulk. It is best to have one or two more Pokemon who can set up Rain Dance/Trick Room along with Uxie. A Calm Mind set could work, since Uxie has the bulk to pull it off, although Pokemon such as Jirachi, Mew and Reuniclus will give it stiff competition since they have access to reliable recovery while Uxie does not. Finally, Uxie can run Magic Coat to punish Pokemon who attempt to Taunt it or set up hazards on it.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Uxie absolutely hates being Taunted, and is especially susceptible to faster Pokemon such as Gliscor, Aerodactyl, and Thundurus, since they can shut down most sets just by using Taunt, and Uxie's pitiful Special Attack stat means that it cannot do much damage to them in return. Toxic also shortens Uxie's lifespan quickly. Fling + Toxic Orb Gliscor deserves a special mention here since it can also Taunt Uxie and is immune to status effects once Toxic Orb activates. Most defensive Pokemon can easily sponge Uxie's attacks and set up, although they will have to watch out for Magic Coat. Finally, it is important to remember that, despite Uxie's bulk, its lack of a reliable means of recovery means that repeated blows will quickly wear it down.</p>
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    I'm not quite sure if Trick Scarf actually does deserve a spot here. It was nice in OU as a lead, and U-Turn does allow Uxie to switch out of counters. I can still see the effeciency of Tricking counters and walls with surprise value, however. The lack of Leftovers and the fact that this is supposedly used early game might be a big giveaway.
  3. Jediment

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    Just for the future: Heal Bell would be worth a mention somewhere, probably under Other Options.
  4. Husky

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    I could offer you my old thread as I had this analysis at first but I gave it up due to lack of time back then..

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    Alright, I finally finished the skeleton. Bump!

    Good point, although I still think that it still does a pretty good job as a lead. OO for now.

    Mentioned on a few sets.

    Haha, thanks bro :)
  6. Megan_Fox

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    I would mention Psychic as an option on the support set (slash it in with heal bell maybe) so Uxie at least has something to deal damage with outside of U-turn.
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    You should at least mention Dual Screens (or make it the main) for the Trick Room set. Screens help frailer sweepers like Cacturne, Rampardos, Emboar, etc (as in everything) get in really easily.
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    Dual Screen + Trick Room is really best reserved for AC, but I agree it's an effective combo if the above moves are unnecessary. As far as move combos go for this set, Yawn + Trick Room + U-turn is really an effective combo. The placement of Stealth Rock can depend.
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    You have U-Turn slashed for two different move-slots on the Dual Screens set. Perhaps un-slash it in the 3rd slot and put Memento/Yawn in the 4th? Anyways, if you aren't using U-Turn Cresslia almost always outclasses Uxie with her better defenses and semi-reliable recovery in Moonlight.
  10. Limewire

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    Mmkay. Psychic has been slashed in on the Utility set, and a mention of Dual Screens + Trick Room has been added in the AC for that set.

    As for the DS Memento set, I'll just remove Yawn and mention it in the AC, so the set looks nicer and not jumbled up with slashes.
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    eh i think trick room can just be put in other options, since bronzong is a better choice for a sturdy trick roomer with SR in almost every situation. also on the support set, i think psychic should probably go over heal bell, because uxie is mainly used for countering fighting types, so you'll really want psychic to hit conkeldurr and mienshao. looks good otherwise!

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    Confirming what Iconic and I spoke about.

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    Alright, the analysis is finally ready for GP checks and stamps.
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    Uxie (Analysis) (open)


    [Overview]

    <p>Uxie is an interesting Pokemon with impressive defenses and a base speed Speed of 95, which is unusually fast for such a defensive Pokemon. It also comes along with a wide array of supportive support moves, which it will have no problem using as it laughs at the foe's pitiful attempts to dent damage it. However, Uxie has faces stiff competition over fellow for the role of defensive Psychic-types, as there are plenty of other choices, such as Cresselia and Reuniclus, both of whom have the advantage of who have recovery moves. Uxie is also prone to Taunt, which will almost completely shut it down. Despite this, the little pixie always has a trick up its sleeve, so one would do well not to underestimate it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: U-Turn
    move 3: Psychic / Heal Bell
    move 4: Thunder Wave / Yawn
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Impish
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [Set Comments]

    <p>Given Uxie's great bulk and its wide array of support moves, it is no wonder that it has a natural contender for a utility set. The goal of this set is to sponge incoming attacks with ease from both sides, and then either set up with Stealth Rock, cripple the opponent with a status condition, or support your team with Heal Bell, or scout with U-turn. Stealth Rock deserves an important mention because many popular Pokemon this generation are unable to use Stealth Rock without due to it being incompatible with an important egg move or Dream World move ability. Uxie has neither concern, and can happily lay rocks down the hazards and U-turn away to an appropriate counter escape the inevitable Dark-type switch-in. U-turn is also useful for escaping avoiding the clutches of the rare but annoying Wobbuffet. Despite Uxie's less than below average Special Attack, using Psychic is recommended to ensure that it does not become Taunt bait. However, if Taunt does not bother you, then Heal Bell is a good option to aid Uxie's teammates. The last moveslot is all about crippling the opponent's team with status. Thunder Wave is very effective against offensive teams by taking away their speed Speed. Yawn is more useful in phazing out a troublesome Pokemon. Although not listed here, Toxic is a viable alternative to take care of stall teams.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The EVs enable Uxie to take on physical attacks easily, such as those from Terakion Terrakion. Of course, if special attackers like Latios, Rotom-W,(comma) and Starmie are more troublesome, then an EV spread that focuses more on Uxie's Special Defense can be used. In addition, one may wish to take advantage of Uxie's Speed and use a spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe and a Timid nature, although Uxie's lack of recovery outside of Rest and Leftovers may make this unappealing.</p>

    <p>Uxie can fit on a large number of teams, but this set is most appreciated on offensive teams, who welcome Uxie's bulk. Thus, it would be appropriate to pair Uxie up with frail Pokemon such as Lucario, who appreciates Thunder Wave support given its sub-par Speed. Uxie also appreciates Pokemon who can pass Wishes to it. Chansey, Blissey, Vaporeon and Jirachi all excel at doing this.</p>

    <p>Uxie absolutely hates Pokemon who can Taunt it, such as Gyarados, Thundurus,(comma) and Gliscor. In these cases, it is best to have Uxie U-turn to an appropriate check or counter. Uxie also cannot take on too many repeated hits since it has no reliable means of recovery, although pairing it with one of the Wishpassers stated above will solve this problem.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Dual Screens
    move 1: Reflect
    move 2: Light Screen
    move 3: Memento
    move 4: U-turn
    item: Light Clay
    nature: Impish
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [Set Comments]

    <p>Like many of its Psychic-type brethren, Uxie can effectively use a dual screen set with ease effectively. Uxie's advantages over other dual screeners are its bulk and Memento, Uxie's ace in the hole. With Reflect, Light Screen, and Memento combined, the unfortunate Pokemon facing Uxie essentially has a -6 stat drop in both its Attack and Special Attack halved, forcing them to switch. This also allows even the most fragile sweeper to easily switch in and set up, making Uxie a godsend to heavy offense teams. However, using Memento immediately after setting up both Reflect and Light Screen may not always be practical. In some cases, it may be better to leave Uxie alive and use Memento later in the match. If this happens, then Uxie can quickly scoot away with U-turn instead.<p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The EVs allow Uxie to laugh at physical attacks as it sets up, and with Light Screen, most special attacks will hardly be able to dent it. However, one may wish to use an alternative spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe and a Timid nature. Unlike the support set, Uxie can use this spread with ease because Reflect and Light Screen will cover up the loss in Defense. This spread also enables Uxie to outspeed the standard Gliscor set and bulky Gyarados, two common taunters Taunt users who would otherwise shut Uxie down. If either Memento or U-turn are not appealing, Uxie can use a variety of alternate options instead. For example, Thunder Wave is a good option to cripple enemy sweepers, Yawn is useful for phazing out troublesome Pokemon, and Heal Bell can rid Uxie's teammates of nasty status conditions.</p>

    <p>Uxie will face still competition with Cresselia for the role of a dual screener. Cresselia has more overall bulk and access to Moonlight, something that Uxie lacks. However, Uxie has more support options to choose from as well as a higher base speed Speed. In addition, Moonlight is not always viable since rain and sandstorm are common in OU. Keep these traits in mind when choosing a dual screener for your team.</p>

    [The above paragraph isn't really necessary imo]

    <p>Although dual screen Uxie can fit on a variety of teams, the teams that appreciate it the most are heavy offense and SmashPass teams. Heavy offense teams generally consist of powerful but frail sweepers, such as Lucario and Thundurus, who would greatly enjoy screen support. SmashPassers like Gorebyss and Smeargle run the risk of passing a -1 Defense and Special Defense, so dual screens would help them and their receivers take hits more easily.</p>

    <p>Defensive Pokemon, like Ferrothorn or Blissey, can set up on dual screen Uxie quite easily since they do not fear the drops caused by Memento. Having a Pokemon who uses that use Taunt, such as Tornadus, Thundurus, or Gliscor, therefore make great partners to Uxie. Taunt itself is a great thorn in Uxie's side, as it renders the pixie nearly useless. Each Pokemon who runs Taunt has its own set of checks and counters. Magic Coat Magic Bounce Espeon and Xatu are a good way to keep Taunters Taunt users at bay, although having two Psychic-type Pokemon on the same team may cause some large, overlapping weaknesses.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>There are a few more tricks that Uxie can use, such as a Trick + Choice Scarf set. This set is most effective as a general lead, and can cripple defensive Pokemon who try to set up on it. Uxie is also a great candidate for setting up Rain Dance and Trick Room, due to its great bulk. It is best to have one or two more Pokemon who can set up Rain Dance/Trick Room along with Uxie. A Calm Mind set could work, since Uxie has the bulk to pull it off, although Pokemon such as Jirachi, Mew and Reuniclus will give it stiff competition since they have access to recovery while Uxie does not. Finally, Uxie can run Magic Coat to punish Pokemon who attempt to Taunt it or set up hazards on it.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Uxie absolutely hates being Taunted, and is especially susceptible to from faster Pokemon such as Gliscor, Gyarados, Aerodactyl,(comma) and Thundurus, since they can shut down most sets just by using Taunt, and Uxie's pitiful Special Attack stat means that it cannot do much damage to them. Toxic also shortens Uxie's lifespan quickly. Fling + Poison Toxic Orb Gliscor deserves a special mention here since it can also Taunt Uxie and is immune to status effects. Most defensive Pokemon like Blissey, Tentacruel,(comma) and Ferrothorn can easily sponge Uxie's attacks and set up, although they will have to watch out for Magic Coat. Finally, it is important to remember that, despite Uxie's bulk, its lack of a reliable means of recovery means that repeated blows will quickly wear it down.</p>


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    sweeeet. Check implemented, thanks.
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    Amateur GP check. I doubt that it needs it after BMB's check though.

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    Uxie Analysis (open)


    Yep, not a single punctuation error. I fixed up some of the prose though.
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    Please take JT Swift's changes with a grain of salt, some of them are fine but I see that the majority of them involves simply rewording what was already said without adding anything substantial to the analyses. JT Swift, you are improving, but do ask yourself if the current wording makes sense before doing so. If the answer is no, go ahead and change it, but be careful of simply changing one correct wording to another. Unnecessary changes to the prose can serve to detract from the original flavor of the writing and generate more words and work than is needed, so JT Swift and other checkers should be aware of that in future.
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    Yeah, it's definitely something I need to work on, thanks Fatecrashers. All good practice though!
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    I'm trying a set with Calm Mind + Giga Drain which works well.

    [SET]
    name: Calm Mind
    move 1: Calm Mind
    move 2: Thunder Wave
    move 3: Psychic
    move 4: Giga Drain
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Bold
    EVs: 244 HP / 252 Def / 12 SpA

    After Thunder Wave, it outspeeds everything. His natural bulk allows him to set up several Calm Mind. Psychic is his main attack due to STAB. Giga Drain is his "recovery move". Maximize Defense, 244 HP reaches a Leftovers number, 12 SpA to hit stronger, but 12 SpD gives more bulk
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    A couple of your suggested changes look pretty good, though, so I implemented them.

    EDIT: Didn't see your post there Kike. I'm not too keen on adding any more sets at the moment since this analysis passed through QC and is close to being done. If a QC member approves of a CM set, though, then I'll be happy to post it.
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    I think that Celebi, Jirachi, Cresselia and even Mesprit can pull that off more effectively. With so little special attack investment it would need several calm minds to deal any substantial damage. This also diminishes the recovery from giga drain. It doesn't set up fast enough, and won't be able to set up reliably without Recover.

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    <p>Uxie is an interesting Pokemon with impressive defenses and a base Speed of 95, which is unusually fast for such a defensive Pokemon. It also comes along with has a wide array of support moves, which it will have has no problem using as it laughs at the its foe's pitiful attempts to damage it I just wouldn't include this line. However, Uxie faces stiff competition for the role of defensive Psychic-types, as there are plenty of other choices, such as Cresselia and Reuniclus, both of whom which have the advantage of having recovery moves. Uxie is also prone to Taunt, which will often force it out. Despite this, the little pixie always has a trick punny up its sleeve, so one would do well not to underestimate it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: U-Turn
    move 3: Psychic / Heal Bell
    move 4: Thunder Wave / Yawn
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Impish
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [Set Comments]

    <p>Given Uxie's great bulk and its wide array of support moves, it is a natural contender for a utility set. The goal of this set is to sponge incoming attacks from both sides, and then either set up Stealth Rock, cripple the opponent with a status condition, revitalize your team with Heal Bell, or scout with U-turn. Stealth Rock deserves an important mention; it is no longer a TM move, and, for most Pokemon, is often incompatible with an important egg move or Dream World ability. Uxie has neither concern, and can happily lay down the hazards and then U-turn away to escape the inevitable Dark-type switch-in. U-turn is also useful for avoiding the escaping of the rare but annoying Wobbuffet. Despite Uxie's below average Special Attack, using Psychic is recommended to ensure that it does not become Taunt bait. However, if Taunt does not bother you, then Heal Bell is a good option to aid Uxie's teammates. The last moveslot is all about crippling the opponent's team with status. Thunder Wave is very effective against offensive teams by taking away their Speed. Yawn is more useful in for phazing out a troublesome Pokemon. Although not listed here, Toxic is a viable alternative to take care of stall teams.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The EVs enable Uxie to take on physical attacks easily, such as those from Terrakion. Of course, if special attackers like Latios, Rotom-W, and Starmie are more troublesome, then an EV spread that focuses more on Uxie's Special Defense can be used. In addition, one may wish to take advantage of Uxie's Speed and use a spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature, although Uxie's lack of recovery outside of Rest and Leftovers may make this unappealing.</p>

    <p>Uxie can fit on a large number of teams, but this set is most appreciated on offensive teams, who welcome Uxie's bulk. Thus, it would be appropriate to pair Uxie up with frail Pokemon such as Lucario, who appreciates Thunder Wave support given its sub-par Speed. Uxie also appreciates Pokemon who can pass Wishes to it. Chansey, Blissey, Vaporeon and Jirachi all excel at doing this.</p>

    <p>Uxie absolutely hates Pokemon who can Taunt it, such as Gyarados, Thundurus, and Gliscor. In these cases, it is best to have Uxie U-turn to an appropriate check or counter. Uxie also cannot take on too many repeated hits since it has no reliable means of recovery, although pairing it with one of the Wishpassers listed above will solve this problem.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Dual Screens
    move 1: Reflect
    move 2: Light Screen
    move 3: Memento
    move 4: U-turn
    item: Light Clay
    nature: Impish
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [Set Comments]

    <p>Like many of its Psychic-type brethren, Uxie can use a dual screen set effectively. Uxie has a few advantage over other dual screeners, namely its bulk and access to Memento, Uxie's ace in the hole. With Reflect, Light Screen, and Memento combined, the unfortunate Pokemon facing Uxie essentially has its Attack and Special Attack halved, forcing it to switch. This also allows even the most fragile sweeper to easily switch in and set up, making Uxie a godsend to for heavy offenseteams. However, using Memento immediately after setting up both Reflect and Light Screen may not always be practical. In some cases, it may be better to leave Uxie alive and use Memento later in the match. If this happens, then Uxie can quickly scoot away with U-turn instead.<p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The EVs allow Uxie to laugh at physical attacks as it sets up, and with Light Screen, most special attacks will hardly be able to dent it. However, one may wish to use an alternative spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature. Unlike the support set, Uxie can use this spread with ease because Reflect and Light Screen will cover up the loss in Defense. This spread also allows Uxie to outspeed the standard Gliscor set and Skarmory, two common Taunt users who would otherwise shut Uxie down. If either Memento or U-turn are not is unappealing, Uxie can use a variety of alternate options instead. For example, Thunder Wave is a good option to cripple enemy sweepers, Yawn is useful for phazing out troublesome Pokemon, and Heal Bell can rid Uxie's teammates of nasty status conditions.</p>

    <p>Although dual screen Uxie can fit on a variety of teams, the teams that appreciate it the most are heavy offense and SmashPass teams. Heavy offense teams generally consist of powerful but frail sweepers, such as Lucario and or Thundurus, who would greatly enjoy screen support. SmashPassers like Gorebyss and Smeargle run the risk of passing a -1 Defense and Special Defense, so dual screens would help them and their receivers take hits more easily.</p>

    <p>Defensive Pokemon, such as Ferrothorn or Blissey, can set up on dual screen Uxie quite easily since they do not fear the drops caused by Memento. Pokemon that use Taunt, such as Tornadus, Thundurus, or Gliscor, therefore make great partners to Uxie. Taunt itself is a great thorn in Uxie's side, as it renders the pixie nearly useless. Each Pokemon who runs Taunt has its own set of checks and counters. Magic Bounce Espeon and Xatu are a good way to keep Taunt users at bay, although having two Psychic-type Pokemon on the same team may cause some large, overlapping weaknesses.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>There are a few more tricks that Uxie can use, such as a Trick + Choice Scarf set. This set is most effective as a general lead, and can cripple defensive Pokemon who try to set up on it. Uxie is also a great candidate for setting up Rain Dance and Trick Room, due to its great bulk. It is best to have one or two more Pokemon who can set up Rain Dance/Trick Room along with Uxie politoed.... A Calm Mind set could work, since Uxie has the bulk to pull it off, although Pokemon such as Jirachi, Mew and Reuniclus will give it stiff competition since they have access to reliable recovery while Uxie does not. Finally, Uxie can run Magic Coat to punish Pokemon who attempt to Taunt it or set up hazards on it.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Uxie absolutely hates being Taunted, and, accordingly, is especially susceptible to faster Pokemon such as Gliscor, Aerodactyl, and Thundurus using Taunt., since they can shut down most sets just by using Taunt, and Uxie's pitiful Special Attack stat means that it cannot do much damage to them in return. Toxic also shortens Uxie's lifespan quickly. Fling + Toxic Orb Gliscor deserves a special mention here since it can also Taunt Uxie and is immune to status effects Does fling gliscor even carry taunt?. Most defensive Pokemon can easily sponge Uxie's attacks and set up, although they will have to watch out for Magic Coat. Finally, it is important to remember that, despite Uxie's bulk, its lack of a reliable means of recovery means that repeated blows will quickly wear it down.</p>



    Really great job. Take these edits with a grain of salt. Not on GP, and this is my first analysis grammar edit. Likewise, the beginning edits assumed that a Pokemon is not a person but a thing.
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    <p>Uxie is an interesting Pokemon with impressive defenses and a base Speed of 95, which is unusually fast for such a defensive Pokemon. It also comes along with a wide array of support moves, which it will have no problem using as it usually laughs at the foe's pitiful attempts to damage it. However, Uxie faces stiff competition for the role of a defensive Psychic-types, as there are plenty of other choices, such as Cresselia and Reuniclus, both of whom have the advantage of recovery moves. Uxie is also prone to attracting users of Taunt, whoich will often force it out. Despite this, the little pixie always has a trick up its sleeve, so one would do well not to underestimate it.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Support
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: U-Turn
    move 3: Psychic / Heal Bell
    move 4: Thunder Wave / Yawn
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Impish
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [Set Comments]

    <p>Given Uxie's great bulk and its wide array of support moves, it is a natural contender for a utility set. The goal of this set is to sponge incoming attacks from both sides, and then either set up Stealth Rock, cripple the opponent with a status condition, revitalize your team with Heal Bell, or scout with U-turn. Stealth Rock deserves an important mention; it is no longer a TM move, and for most Pokemon, is often incompatible with an important egg move or Dream World ability. Uxie has neither concern, and can happily lay down Stealth Rock the hazards and U-turn away to escape the inevitable Dark-type switch-in. U-turn is also useful for avoiding the escaping of the rare but annoying Wobbuffet. Despite Uxie's below average Special Attack, using Psychic is recommended to ensure that it does not become Taunt bait. However, if Taunt does not bother you, then Heal Bell is a good option to aid Uxie's teammates. The last moveslot is all about crippling the opponent's team with status. Thunder Wave is very effective against offensive teams by taking away their Speed. Yawn is more useful in phazing out a troublesome Pokemon. Although not listed here, Toxic is a viable alternative to take care of stall teams.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The EVs enable Uxie to take on physical attacks from things like Terrakion easily
    , such as those from Terrakion. Of course, though if special attackers like Latios, Rotom-W, and Starmie are more troublesome, then an EV spread that focuses more on Uxie's Special Defense can be used. In addition, one may wish to take advantage of Uxie's Speed and use a spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature, although Uxie's lack of recovery outside of Rest and Leftovers may make this unappealing.</p>

    <p>Uxie can fit on a large number of teams, but this set is most appreciated on offensive teams, who welcome Uxie's bulk. Thus, it would be appropriate to pair Uxie up with frail Pokemon such as Lucario, who appreciates Thunder Wave support given its sub-par Speed. Uxie also appreciates Pokemon who can pass Wishes to it. Chansey, Blissey, Vaporeon and Jirachi all excel at doing this.</p>

    <p>Uxie absolutely hates Pokemon who can Taunt it, such as Gyarados, Thundurus, and Gliscor. In these cases, it is best to have Uxie U-turn to an appropriate check or counter. Uxie also cannot take on too many repeated hits since it has no reliable means of recovery, although pairing it with one of the passers of Wishpassers listed above will solve this problem.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Dual Screens
    move 1: Reflect
    move 2: Light Screen
    move 3: Memento
    move 4: U-turn
    item: Light Clay
    nature: Impish
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [Set Comments]

    <p>Like many of its Psychic-type brethren, Uxie can use a dual screen set effectively. Uxie has a few advantage over other dual screeners, namely its bulk and access to Memento, Uxie's ace in the hole. With Reflect, Light Screen, and Memento combined, the unfortunate Pokemon facing Uxie essentially has its Attack and Special Attack halved, forcing it to switch. This also allows even the most fragile sweeper to easily switch in and set up, making Uxie a godsend to heavy offense teams. However, using Memento immediately after setting up both Reflect and Light Screen may not always be practical. In some cases, it may be better to leave Uxie alive and use Memento later in the match. If this happens, then Uxie can quickly scoot away with U-turn instead.<p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The EVs allow Uxie to laugh at physical attacks as it sets up, and with Light Screen, most special attacks will hardly be able to dent it. However, one may wish to use an alternative spread of 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature. Unlike the support set, Uxie can use this spread with ease because Reflect and Light Screen will cover up the loss in Defense. This spread also allows Uxie to outspeed the standard Gliscor set and Skarmory, two common Taunt users who would otherwise shut Uxie down. If either Memento or U-turn are not appealing, Uxie can use a variety of alternate options instead. For example, Thunder Wave is a good option to cripple enemy sweepers, Yawn is useful for phazing out troublesome Pokemon, and Heal Bell can rid Uxie's teammates of nasty status conditions.</p>

    <p>Although Dual Screen Uxie can fit on a variety of teams, the teams that appreciate it the most are heavy offense and SmashPass teams. Heavy offense teams generally consist of powerful but frail sweepers, such as Lucario and Thundurus, who would greatly enjoy screen support. SmashPassers like Gorebyss and Smeargle run the risk of passing a -1 Defense and Special Defense, so dual screens would help them and their receivers take hits more easily.</p>

    <p>Defensive Pokemon, such as Ferrothorn and or Blissey, can set up on Dual Screen Uxie quite easily since they do not fear the drops caused by Memento. Pokemon that use Taunt, such as Tornadus, Thundurus, or Gliscor, therefore make great partners to Uxie. Taunt itself is a great thorn in Uxie's side, as it renders the pixie nearly useless. Each Pokemon who runs Taunt has its own set of checks and counters.(remove) , though Magic Bounce Espeon and Xatu are a good way to keep most Taunt users at bay, although having two Psychic-type Pokemon on the same team may cause some large, overlapping weaknesses.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>There are a few more tricks that Uxie can use, such as a Trick + Choice Scarf set. This set is most effective as a general lead, and can cripple defensive Pokemon who try to set up on it. Uxie is also a great candidate for setting up Rain Dance and Trick Room, due to its great bulk. It is best to have one or two more Pokemon who can set up Rain Dance/Trick Room along with Uxie. A Calm Mind set could work, since Uxie has the bulk to pull it off, although Pokemon such as Jirachi, Mew and Reuniclus will give it stiff competition since they have access to reliable recovery while Uxie does not. Finally, Uxie can run Magic Coat to punish Pokemon who attempt to Taunt it or set up hazards on it.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Uxie absolutely hates being Taunted, and is especially susceptible to faster Pokemon such as Gliscor, Aerodactyl, and Thundurus, since they can shut down most sets just by using Taunt, and Uxie's pitiful Special Attack stat means that it cannot do much damage to them in return. Toxic also shortens Uxie's lifespan quickly. Fling + Toxic Orb Gliscor deserves a special mention here since it can also Taunt Uxie and is immune to status effects once Toxic Orb activates. Most defensive Pokemon can easily sponge Uxie's attacks and set up, although they will have to watch out for Magic Coat. Finally, it is important to remember that, despite Uxie's bulk, its lack of a reliable means of recovery means that repeated blows will quickly wear it down.</p>




    Most of the errors were caught by bugmaniacbob. Good writeup on the whole!

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