OU Blacephalon

Blacephalon @ Choice Specs
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Flamethrower
- Overheat
- Trick

Welcome to the circus! Blacephalon differentiates itself from Dragapult thanks to its higher Special Attack and Fire typing, which allows it to beat traditional switch-ins to Ghost-types such as Steel-types and Clefable, making it a potent wallbreaker in OU. These characteristics in conjunction with Beast Boost gives Blacephalon immense snowballing potential if faster Pokemon have been removed. Overheat is a nuke option that, unlike Flamethrower, has a better chance at breaking through foes such as Hippowdon, Hydreigon, and specially defensive Landorus-T. Trick allows Blacephalon to cripple switch-ins like Blissey and Tyranitar, making it harder for them to switch into Blacephalon's other moves. Pivots such as Landorus-T and Corviknight can safely bring in Blacephalon and provide Defog support. Dragapult also pairs well along with Blacephalon, as they can overwhelm shared checks like Heatran.
 
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Blacephalon @ Choice Specs
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Flamethrower
- Overheat
- Trick

Welcome to the circus! Blacephalon differs itself from Dragapult thanks to its higher Special Attack that makes it break past through traditional Ghost-types switchins which makes it a potent wallbreaker in OU. Overheat is a powerful STAB move with very limited switch-ins and lets for Blacephalon to meltdown against Mandibuzz, Hippodown, and Hydreigon breaking them easily. Trick allows Blacephalon to cripple switch-ins that wanna take advantage of it like Blissey and Tyranitar making it harder for them to switch into Blacephalon other moves. Blacephalon requires defensive backbone due to being frailty, so partners like Corviknight, Clefable, and Landorus-T are appreciated, Corviknight is also able to remove Stealth Rocks due to its weakness makes it hard to be brought in constantly. Dragapult makes a deadly partner with Blacephalon that enjoys having its checks overwhelmed making it easier to spam Shadow Ball once its checks are weakened or removed.
  • can mention fire typing at the beginning letting it take advantage of common spdef steel switchins n clef
  • should put something about snowballing here with beast boost at beginning too
  • emphasize pivoting teammates and defog users (lando, corv being primary examples of mons that can do both) in place of what u have rn cuz blace can’t switch into shit
  • feels weird to talk about overheat and none of the other moves, i would either mention it briefly as a nuke or go more in depth into all 3 attacking moves
  • last sentence reads very strangely. u should reword that and can also mention that dragapult reliably forces damage on heatran
1/3 when implemented
 

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Blacephalon @ Choice Specs
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Flamethrower
- Overheat
- Trick

Welcome to the circus! Blacephalon differs differentiates itself from Dragapult thanks to its higher Special Attack and Fire typing,(AC) that which allows it to break past through beat traditional Ghost-types switch-ins to Ghost-(AH)types,(RC) such as Steel-types and Clefable, making it a potent wallbreaker in OU. All of these characteristics coupled with Beast Boost give it an inmense These characteristics in conjunction with Beast Boost gives Blacephalon immense snowballing potential if faster Pokemon have been removed. Overheat is a nuke option that,(AC) unlike Flamethrower,(AC) has a better chance it at breaking down against the likes of Hippodon through foes such as Hippowdon, Hydreigon, and specially defensive(lowercase) Landorus-T. Trick allows Blacephalon to cripple switch-ins that wanna take advantage of it like Blissey and Tyranitar,(AC) making it harder for them to switch into Blacephalon's other moves. Blacephalon appreciates pivoting teammates that can bring it in safely such as Landorus-T and Corviknight and can also provide Defog support in removing Stealth Rocks for it. Pivots such as Landorus-T and Corviknight can safely bring in Blacephalon and provide Defog support. Dragapult also pairs well along with Blacephalon,(AC) as they can overwhelm their shared checks,(RC) while Dragapult forces damages on like Heatran.(add period)
GP 1/1. I would recommend proofreading your analysis before sending it off to GP to catch minor errors.
 

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