ZU Alolan Dugtrio [QC 1/2]

BloodAce

Spin to Win~
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[SET]
name: Offensive Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Iron Head
move 4: Stone Edge / Sucker Punch / Toxic
item: Life Orb
ability: Tangling Hair
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Alolan Dugtrio's high Speed tier and good typing give it a niche as an offensive Stealth Rock setter. This great STAB combination offers it near perfect coverage, allowing to easily revenge kill the likes of Centiskorch and Skuntank. Stone Edge allows Alolan Dugtrio to pressure Flying-type Defoggers such as Rotom-S, Cramorant, and Altaria that otherwise wall it. Alternatively, Sucker Punch allows it to hit faster threats such as Cinccino and Scarf Rotom while Toxic can instead be used to cripple physically defensive switch-ins such as Tangela, Alolan Persian, and Poliwrath.

Electric-types such as Manectric and Rotom formes can handle bulky Water-types such as Wishiwashi and Poliwrath for Alolan Dugtrio while they appreciate Alolan Dugtrio's ability to break special walls such as Galarian Stunfisk and Clefairy in return. Alolan Dugtrio also appreciates being brought in safely by their Volt Switch. Spikes and Toxic Spikes support from Garbodor and Qwilfish synergizes well with Stealth Rock to further wear down opposing teams. Additionally, these two as well as Tangela are able to check physical attackers such as Choice Scarf Sawk, Basculin, and Cinccino that threaten Alolan Dugtrio.

[SET]
name: SubToxic
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Toxic
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Iron Head / Protect
item: Leftovers
ability: Tangling Hair
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
The combination of Toxic, Substitute, and the passive recovery from Leftovers enables Alolan Dugtrio to cripple and stall out bulky Pokemon such as Tangela and Jellicent that it lures in. Additionally, Alolan Dugtrio's offensive typing allows it to threaten Toxic-immune foes such as Galarian Stunfisk, Garbodor, and Qwilfish. Protect can be used instead of Iron Head to further rack up damage from Toxic as well as to scout moves from the likes of Choice Scarf Sawk and Basculin though this comes at the cost of some of Alolan Dugtrio's offensive presence.

Entry hazard support from the likes of Uxie, Qwilfish, and Garbodor is appreciated to punish the switches Alolan Dugtrio forces and wear down its checks. These setters in particular are also able to check Fighting-types such as Gurdurr and Choice Scarf Sawk for it. Bulky pivots such as the aforementioned Uxie as well as Wishiwashi and Alolan Persian are useful teammates as its poor bulk makes it difficult to come in directly. Taunt users such as Jellicent and Alolan Persian can prevent the use of Heal Bell from Clerics such as Audino or Rest from bulky Water-types such as Poliwrath and Pyukumuku to clear status. Cleaners such as Basculin and Choice Scarf Sawk appreciate Alolan Dugtrio breaking down shared checks such as Tangela and Jellicent over the course of a match.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Alolan Dugtrio can chose to forego Stealth Rock for a coverage move or Toxic if already paired with another Stealth Rock user such as Uxie or Clefairy. Alolan Dugtrio can also run a suicide lead set with Memento for hyper offensive teams though it is mostly outclassed by Uxie.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Physically Defensive Walls**: Physically defensive walls such as Tangela, Cofagrigus, and Altaria are able to easily switch in on Alolan Dugtrio. While Tangela needs to be wary of SubToxic Alolan Dugtrio, Cofagrigus and Altaria aren't as bothered by it due to Rest and Natural Cure, respectively.

**Bulky Water-types**: Bulky Water-types such as physically defensive Poliwrath, Wishiwashi, Jellicent, and Pyukumuku are able to withstand Alolan Dugtrio's attacks and force it out. Outside of Jellicent, these Pokemon don't particularly mind Toxic either as they typically run Rest.

**Revenge Killers**: Alolan Dugtrio's poor bulk and exploitable typing leave it susceptible to revenge killers. Choice Scarf users such as Sawk and Kabutops outspeed Alolan Dugtrio and threaten to OHKO it. Fast attackers such as Cinccino and Alolan Persian as well as priority users such as Basculin, Thwackey, and Gurdurr can similarly force it out.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
 
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[SET]
name: Offensive Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Iron Head
move 4: Stone Edge / Sucker Punch / Toxic
item: Life Orb
ability: Tangling Hair
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Alolan Dugtrio's high Speed tier and good typing give it a niche as an offensive Stealth Rock setter. This great STAB combination offers it near perfect coverage, giving Alolan Dugtrio a solid offensive presence (say what it revenge kills instead). Stone Edge allows Alolan Dugtrio to pressure Flying-type Defoggers such as Rotom-S, Cramorant, and Altaria that otherwise wall it. Alternatively, Sucker Punch allows it to hit faster threats such as Cinccino and Scarf Rotom while Toxic can instead be used to cripple physically defensive switch-ins such as Tangela, Alolan Persian, and Poliwrath.

Electric-types such as Manectric and Rotom formes can handle bulky Water-types such as Wishiwashi and Poliwrath for Alolan Dugtrio while they appreciate Alolan Dugtrio's ability to break special walls such as Galarian Stunfisk and Clefairy in return. Alolan Dugtrio also appreciates being brought in safely by their Volt Switch. Spikes and Toxic Spikes support from Garbodor and Qwilfish synergizes well with Stealth Rock to further wear down opposing teams. Additionally, these two as well as Tangela are able to check physical attackers such as Choice Scarf Sawk, Basculin, and Cinccino that threaten Alolan Dugtrio.

[SET]
name: SubToxic
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Toxic
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Iron Head / Protect
item: Leftovers
ability: Tangling Hair
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
The combination of Toxic, Substitute, and the passive recovery from its Leftovers enables Alolan Dugtrio to cripple and stall out bulky Pokemon such as Tangela and Jellicent that it lures in. Additionally, Alolan Dugtrio's offensive typing allows it to threaten Toxic-immune foes such as Galarian Stunfisk, Garbodor, and Qwilfish. Protect can be used instead of Iron Head to further rack up damage from Toxic as well as to scout moves from the likes of Choice Scarf Sawk and Basculin though this comes at the cost of some of Alolan Dugtrio's offensive presence.

Entry hazard support from the likes of Uxie, Qwilfish, and Garbodor is appreciated to punish the switches Alolan Dugtrio forces and wear down its checks. These setters in particular are also able to check Fighting-types such as Gurdurr and Choice Scarf Sawk for it. Bulky pivots such as the aforementioned Uxie as well as Wishiwashi and Alolan Persian are useful teammates as its poor bulk makes it difficult to come in directly. Taunt users such as Jellicent and Alolan Persian can prevent the use of Heal Bell from clerics such as Audino or Rest from bulky Water-types such as Poliwrath and Pyukumuku to clear status. Cleaners such as Basculin and Choice Scarf Sawk appreciate Alolan Dugtrio breaking down shared checks such as Tangela and Jellicent over the course of a match.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Alolan Dugtrio can chose to forego Stealth Rock for a coverage move or Toxic if already paired with another Stealth Rock user such as Uxie. Alolan Dugtrio can also run a suicide lead set with Memento for hyper offensive teams though it is mostly outclassed by Uxie which can provide Dual Screens support as well.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Physically Defensive Walls**: Physically defensive walls such as Tangela, Cofagrigus, and Altaria are able to easily switch in on Alolan Dugtrio. While Tangela needs to be wary of SubToxic Alolan Dugtrio, Cofagrigus and Altaria aren't as bothered by it due to Rest and Natural Cure, (comma) respectively.

**Bulky Water-types**: Bulky Water-types such as physically defensive Poliwrath, Wishiwashi, Jellicent, and Pyukumuku are able to withstand Alolan Dugtrio's attacks and force it out. Outside of Jellicent, these Pokemon don't particularly mind Toxic either as they typically run Rest.

**Revenge Killers**: Alolan Dugtrio's poor bulk and exploitable typing leave it susceptible to revenge killers. Choice Scarf users such as Sawk and Kabutops outspeed Alolan Dugtrio and threaten to OHKO it. Fast attackers such as Cinccino and Alolan Persian as well as priority users such as Basculin, Thwackey, and Gurdurr can similarly force it out.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

Great work! QC 1/2 sorry for the wait.

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BloodAce

Spin to Win~
is a Tiering Contributor
[SET]
name: Offensive Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Iron Head
move 4: Stone Edge / Sucker Punch / Toxic
item: Life Orb
ability: Tangling Hair
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Alolan Dugtrio's high Speed tier and good typing give it a niche as an offensive Stealth Rock setter. This great STAB combination offers it near perfect coverage, giving Alolan Dugtrio a solid offensive presence (say what it revenge kills instead). Stone Edge allows Alolan Dugtrio to pressure Flying-type Defoggers such as Rotom-S, Cramorant, and Altaria that otherwise wall it. Alternatively, Sucker Punch allows it to hit faster threats such as Cinccino and Scarf Rotom while Toxic can instead be used to cripple physically defensive switch-ins such as Tangela, Alolan Persian, and Poliwrath.

Electric-types such as Manectric and Rotom formes can handle bulky Water-types such as Wishiwashi and Poliwrath for Alolan Dugtrio while they appreciate Alolan Dugtrio's ability to break special walls such as Galarian Stunfisk and Clefairy in return. Alolan Dugtrio also appreciates being brought in safely by their Volt Switch. Spikes and Toxic Spikes support from Garbodor and Qwilfish synergizes well with Stealth Rock to further wear down opposing teams. Additionally, these two as well as Tangela are able to check physical attackers such as Choice Scarf Sawk, Basculin, and Cinccino that threaten Alolan Dugtrio.

[SET]
name: SubToxic
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Toxic
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Iron Head / Protect
item: Leftovers
ability: Tangling Hair
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
The combination of Toxic, Substitute, and the passive recovery from its Leftovers enables Alolan Dugtrio to cripple and stall out bulky Pokemon such as Tangela and Jellicent that it lures in. Additionally, Alolan Dugtrio's offensive typing allows it to threaten Toxic-immune foes such as Galarian Stunfisk, Garbodor, and Qwilfish. Protect can be used instead of Iron Head to further rack up damage from Toxic as well as to scout moves from the likes of Choice Scarf Sawk and Basculin though this comes at the cost of some of Alolan Dugtrio's offensive presence.

Entry hazard support from the likes of Uxie, Qwilfish, and Garbodor is appreciated to punish the switches Alolan Dugtrio forces and wear down its checks. These setters in particular are also able to check Fighting-types such as Gurdurr and Choice Scarf Sawk for it. Bulky pivots such as the aforementioned Uxie as well as Wishiwashi and Alolan Persian are useful teammates as its poor bulk makes it difficult to come in directly. Taunt users such as Jellicent and Alolan Persian can prevent the use of Heal Bell from clerics such as Audino or Rest from bulky Water-types such as Poliwrath and Pyukumuku to clear status. Cleaners such as Basculin and Choice Scarf Sawk appreciate Alolan Dugtrio breaking down shared checks such as Tangela and Jellicent over the course of a match.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Alolan Dugtrio can chose to forego Stealth Rock for a coverage move or Toxic if already paired with another Stealth Rock user such as Uxie. Alolan Dugtrio can also run a suicide lead set with Memento for hyper offensive teams though it is mostly outclassed by Uxie which can provide Dual Screens support as well.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Physically Defensive Walls**: Physically defensive walls such as Tangela, Cofagrigus, and Altaria are able to easily switch in on Alolan Dugtrio. While Tangela needs to be wary of SubToxic Alolan Dugtrio, Cofagrigus and Altaria aren't as bothered by it due to Rest and Natural Cure, (comma) respectively.

**Bulky Water-types**: Bulky Water-types such as physically defensive Poliwrath, Wishiwashi, Jellicent, and Pyukumuku are able to withstand Alolan Dugtrio's attacks and force it out. Outside of Jellicent, these Pokemon don't particularly mind Toxic either as they typically run Rest.

**Revenge Killers**: Alolan Dugtrio's poor bulk and exploitable typing leave it susceptible to revenge killers. Choice Scarf users such as Sawk and Kabutops outspeed Alolan Dugtrio and threaten to OHKO it. Fast attackers such as Cinccino and Alolan Persian as well as priority users such as Basculin, Thwackey, and Gurdurr can similarly force it out.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

Great work! QC 1/2 sorry for the wait.

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Thank you for the check. Also removed a reference to screens since Light Clay ban is a thing now.
 

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