Copyediting Aegislash (Steel, Choice Specs & SubToxic) [GP: 0/1]

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[SET]
name: Choice Specs (Steel)
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Flash Cannon
move 3: Steel Beam
move 4: Shadow Sneak
item: Choice Specs
ability: Stance Change
nature: Modest
evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
With its amazing Special Attack in Blade forme paired with Choice Specs, Aegislash becomes a very powerful wallbreaker. STAB Shadow Ball is great since only two types resist or are immune to it, making it very difficult to switch into, and it's able to 2HKO bulky Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Toxapex. Flash Cannon is it's (remove) secondary STAB and is primarily used against Pokemon weak to Steel or against Pokemon that resist or are immune to Shadow Ball such as Indeedee and Grimmsnarl. Steel Beam is Aegislash's most powerful attack at the cost of cutting half of its HP, which is why it should only be used when Aegislash needs to OHKO a threat such as omni-boosted Kommo-o and Mandibuzz. Aegislash has high Attack despite having a Modest nature, which allows it to effectively run Shadow Sneak so it can revenge kill weakened threats such as Keldeo, Chandelure, and Alolan Raichu. Its Stance Change ability is part of the reason why Aegislash is such a great wallbreaker because it can take a hit before changing to Blade forme and use a powerful attack. Maximum investment in HP allows Aegislash to live attacks such as Choice Specs Shadow Ball from Dragapult in Shield forme due to its amazing bulk. Alternatively, maximum Speed can be used to outspeed Pokemon such as Adamant Crawdaunt and Corviknight. Aegislash should be used to wallbreak early-to mid-game and clear the way for its teammates to win.

Corviknight is a great partner as it covers Aegislash's Ground weakness and makes a great pivot to attacks that threaten Aegislash such as Indeedee's Mystical Fire and Gengar's Shadow Ball. Ferrothorn gets up entry hazards to weaken the opposing team and put them in range of Aegislash's attacks. It works well with Aegislash in dealing with Choice Specs Keldeo, as Ferrothorn resists Water-type attacks and can scout with Protect, while Aegislash is immune to Fighting-type attacks. Ferrothorn can also support Aegislash with its Leech Seed and let it recover back some HP. Melmetal forms a very powerful offensive core with Specs Aegislash, being able to break through the majority of the metagame. Choice Scarf Excadrill is a good revenge killer capable of dealing with threats such as Chandelure and Rotom-H. Bisharp is a great partner, as it works well with Aegislash in overwhelming Psychic- and Ghost-type teams. Bisharp is also valuable in other matchups thanks to its Sucker Punch being able to revenge kill threats such as Alolan Raichu, Dragapult, Venusaur in sun, and Seismitoad in rain. Choice Scarf Duraludon can revenge kill Dragon-types that Aegislash has trouble with such as Hydreigon and Dragapult. Jirachi can check Keldeo with Psychic and provide Healing Wish support for Aegislash. Jirachi can also run Trick Room to allow Aegislash to take advantage of its mediocre Speed. Bronzong is another option for Trick Room-oriented teams.

[SET]
name: SubToxic (Steel)
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Toxic
move 3: King's Shield
move 4: Shadow Ball
item: Leftovers
ability: Stance Change
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its great defensive typing and amazing bulk in Shield forme combined with Toxic, Substitute, and its signature move King's Shield, Aegislash is able to annoy teams with Toxic stall while also applying offensive pressure with Shadow Ball due to its naturally high Special Attack. It can use Substitute on Pokemon that can't break through it such as Jirachi and Celebi, and use Shadow Ball to deal damage or Toxic on a predicted switch. Toxic works well with King's Shield and Substitute to stall out the opponent. King's Shield is also incredibly useful for scouting Choice-item users such as Keldeo and Zeraora, switching to Shield forme so Aegislash can live attacks such as Choice Specs Shadow Ball from Dragapult and Aegislash and OHKO them, as well as regain health with Leftovers and stall out weather. Shadow Ball threatens some common Toxic switch ins such as Jirachi, Hatterene, and Celebi, and does decent damage to Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Toxapex. Full investment in HP and Special Defense is used to maximize Aegislash's special bulk and allow it to live attacks such as Choice Specs Hydro Pump from Pelipper and unboosted Weather Ball from Venusaur in sun.

Corviknight and Ferrothorn form a great defensive core with Aegislash, as they're able to cover a lot of each other's weaknesses. Aegislash can check Pokemon that threaten the other two, such as Dragapult and Specs Aegislash, and provides a valuable Fighting immunity. Corviknight is able to switch in on Ground-type attacks that threaten Aegislash and check Fighting-types that annoy Ferrothorn with Brave Bird. Ferrothorn switches in on strong Water-type attacks that the other two can't take very well such as Dracovish's Fishious Rend and Choice Specs Keldeo's Hydro Pump, which Ferrothorn and Aegislash are able to beat thanks to Protect and King's Shield being able to scout its move. Ferrothorn also provides Leech Seed support for additional recovery and sets up entry hazards. Choice Scarf Duraludon is a good partner because it's able to revenge kill Hydreigon and is great against Dragon-type teams. Choice Scarf Excadrill is another great revenge killer and deals with threats such as Chandelure and Zeraora. Jirachi is capable of handling Keldeo thanks to its STAB Psychic, breaking Corviknight and Toxapex with the combination of Calm Mind, Psychic, and Thunderbolt, and supporting Aegislash with Healing Wish. Bisharp is a strong wallbreaker and is especially good against Psychic- and Ghost-type teams together with Aegislash.
 
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Choice Specs
[SET COMMENTS]
Say that it's hard to switch into Shadow Ball as a result of the resists being scarce.

Alolan Raichu should be used as an example for Shadow Sneak.

Melmetal is good for forming a wallbreaking core with Aegislash. You can also run Bronzong as an example since Choice Specs Aegislash is the variant you will be running on Trick Room steel, although the archetype is not common.

"It works well with Aegislash in dealing with Keldeo as Ferrothorn resists Water-type attacks while Aegislash is immune to Fighting-type attacks. "
Specify Choice Specs Keldeo here and talk about Ferrothorn's Protect.

SubToxic
[SET]
name: SubToxic (Steel)
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Toxic
move 3: King's Shield
move 4: Shadow Ball
item: Leftovers
ability: Stance Change
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

Reordered this to fit the set name.

[SET COMMENTS]
Need to mention its good defensive typing.

King's Shield is also good for scouting attacks, particularly from Choice-locked attackers like Keldeo, Diggersby and Mamoswine.

Mention Choice Specs Keldeo here too when talking about Ferrothorn and Aegislash as a core.

Mention that Jirachi can also beat Corviknight and Toxapex with Calm Mind + Psychic + Thunderbolt, two Pokemon that are rather annoying to deal with as they're both specially bulky and don't care about Toxic.

QC 1/2

 
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[Choice Specs]
- would mention stance change as a part of the reason its such a good specs attacker. since you can wall an attack and then just nuke something. i know you have the specs dragapult example later on but i feel like its def worth a mention here as well
- spd corviknight can pretty easily roost on min speed aegislash, change examples there
- I would also add mandibuzz as a steel beam target

[SubToxic]
- there is never a reason for mamoswine to not click eq vs aegi with cb, so kings shield scouting it is a weird example maybe try something else like zeraora

Good Job, QC 2/2!
 
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[SET]
name: Choice Specs (Steel)
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Flash Cannon
move 3: Steel Beam
move 4: Shadow Sneak
item: Choice Specs
ability: Stance Change
nature: Modest
evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
With its amazing Special Attack in Blade forme (add e) paired with Choice Specs, Aegislash becomes a very powerful wallbreaker. STAB Shadow Ball is great since only two types resist or are immune to it, (comma) making it very difficult to switch into, and it's able to 2HKO bulky Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Toxapex. Flash Cannon is it's (remove) secondary STAB and is primarily used against Pokemon weak to Steel or against Pokemon that resist or are immune to Shadow Ball such as Indeedee and Grimmsnarl. Steel Beam is Aegislash's most powerful attack at the cost of cutting half of its HP, (comma) which is why it should only be used when Aegislash needs to OHKO a threat such as omni-boosted Kommo-o and Mandibuzz. Aegislash has high Attack despite having a Modest nature, (comma) which allows it to effectively run Shadow Sneak so it can revenge kill weakened threats such as Keldeo, Chandelure, and Alolan Raichu. Its Stance Change ability is part of the reason why Aegislash is such a great wallbreaker, (remove) because it can take a hit before changing to Blade forme and use a powerful attack. Maximum investment in HP allows Aegislash to live attacks such as Choice Specs Shadow Ball from Dragapult in Shield forme due to its amazing bulk. Alternatively, (comma) maximum Speed can be used to outspeed Pokemon such as Adamant Crawdaunt and Corviknight. Aegislash should be used to wallbreak early- (hyphen) to mid-game and clear the way for its teammates to win.

Corviknight is a great partner as it covers Aegislash's Ground weakness and makes a great pivot to attacks that threaten Aegislash such as Indeedee's Mystical Fire and Gengar's Shadow Ball. Ferrothorn gets up entry hazards to weaken the opposing team and put them in range of Aegislash's attacks. It works well with Aegislash in dealing with Choice Specs Keldeo, (comma) as Ferrothorn resists Water-type attacks and can scout with Protect, while Aegislash is immune to Fighting-type attacks. Ferrothorn can also support Aegislash with its Leech Seed and let it recover back some HP. Melmetal forms a very powerful offensive core with Specs Aegislash, being able to break through the majority of the metagame. Choice Scarf Excadrill is a good revenge killer capable of dealing with threats such as Chandelure and Rotom-H. Bisharp is a great partner, (comma) as it works well with Aegislash in overwhelming Psychic- and Ghost-type teams. Bisharp is also valuable in other matchups thanks to its Sucker Punch being able to revenge kill threats such as Alolan Raichu, Dragapult, Venusaur in sun, and Seismitoad in rain. Choice Scarf Duraludon can revenge kill Dragon-types that Aegislash has trouble with such as Hydreigon and Dragapult. Jirachi can check Keldeo with Psychic and provide Healing Wish support for Aegislash. Jirachi can also run Trick Room to allow Aegislash to take advantage of its mediocre Speed. Bronzong is another option for Trick Room-oriented (hyphen) teams.

[SET]
name: SubToxic (Steel)
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Toxic
move 3: King's Shield
move 4: Shadow Ball
item: Leftovers
ability: Stance Change
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its great defensive typing and amazing bulk in Shield forme combined with Toxic, Substitute, and its signature move King's Shield, Aegislash is able to annoy teams with Toxic stall while also applying offensive pressure with Shadow Ball thanksdue (repetition) to its naturally high Special Attack. It can use Substitute on Pokemon that can't break through it such as Jirachi and Celebi, and use Shadow Ball to deal damage or Toxic on a predicted switch. Toxic works well with King's Shield and Substitute to stall out the opponent. King's Shield is also incredibly useful for scouting Choice-item users such as Keldeo and Zeraora, switching to Shield forme so Aegislash can live attacks such as Choice Specs Shadow Ball from Dragapult and Aegislash and OHKO them, as well as regain health with Leftovers and stall out weather. Shadow Ball threatens some common Toxic switch ins such as Jirachi, Hatterene, and Celebi, and does decent damage to Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Toxapex. Full investment in HP and Special Defense is used to maximize Aegislash's special bulk and allow it to live attacks such as Choice Specs Hydro Pump from Pelipper and unboosted Weather Ball from Venusaur in sun.

Corviknight and Ferrothorn form a great defensive core with Aegislash, (comma) as they're able to cover a lot of each other's weaknesses. Aegislash can check Pokemon that threaten the other two, (comma) such as Dragapult and Specs Aegislash, and provides a valuable Fighting immunity. Corviknight is able to switch in on Ground-type attacks that threaten Aegislash and check Fighting-types that annoy Ferrothorn with Brave Bird. Ferrothorn switches in on strong Water-type attacks that the other two can't take very well such as Dracovish's Fishious Rend and Choice Specs Keldeo's Hydro Pump, (comma) which Ferrothorn and Aegislash are able to beat thanks to Protect and King's Shield being able to scout its move. Ferrothorn also provides Leech Seed support for additional recovery and sets up entry hazards. Choice Scarf Duraludon is a good partner because it's able to revenge kill Hydreigon and is great against Dragon-type teams. Choice Scarf Excadrill is another great revenge killer and deals with threats such as Chandelure and Zeraora. Jirachi is capable of handling Keldeo thanks to its STAB Psychic, breaking Corviknight and Toxapex with the combination of Calm Mind, Psychic, and Thunderbolt, and supporting Aegislash with Healing Wish. Bisharp is a strong wallbreaker and is especially good against Psychic- and Ghost-type teams together with Aegislash.
 

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