VGC 18 Breloom

[OVERVIEW]
* Breloom's viability has sharply decreased since VGC 2015.

* Electric and Misty Terrain both block Spore, and Breloom is arguably outclassed by Tapu Bulu and Kartana as a Grass-type physical attacker.

* Technician is still a fantastic ability on Breloom, powering up many of its main attacking moves such as Bullet Seed, Mach Punch, and Rock Tomb.

* Breloom still has a niche as the fastest Spore user outside of Smeargle, and the only Pokemon that can both put enemies to sleep and hit hard.

* Breloom requires both Tailwind from its team and denial of opposing speed control to fully function.

[SET]
name: Offensive Spore
move 1: Spore
move 2: Mach Punch
move 3: Bullet Seed
move 4: Protect
item: Focus Sash
ability: Technician
nature: Jolly / Adamant
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
* Spore is the main reason to use Breloom over Tapu Bulu or Kartana.

* Mach Punch is a powerful priority move, boosted by STAB and Technician.

* Bullet Seed is Breloom's main attacking move, dealing good damage as well as breaking Focus Sash and Sturdy.

* Protect takes advantage of Breloom's tendency to be double targeted and can potentially allow for a free Tailwind.

* Jolly is the preferred nature because many Pokemon are EVed specifically to outspeed neutral-natured base 70s, but Adamant can be used if you are confident with speed control.


* Breloom works best as a lead paired with a Tailwind setter, since its threat of Spore forces the opponent to respect it. Ideally, Breloom should take advantage of its Speed to use Spore on as many things as possible so that its teammates can sweep.

* Breloom also functions well as part of a Fire/Water/Grass core - for example, with Suicune and Heatran.

* Tapu Lele is another great partner for Breloom because Psychic Terrain protects Breloom from priority, especially Fake Out, and overrides the Spore-blocking Electric and Misty Terrains. However, be aware that Psychic Terrain will also prevent Breloom from using Mach Punch against grounded enemies.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Spore
move 2: Bullet Seed
move 3: Superpower
move 4: Rock Tomb
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Technician
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
* A Jolly nature paired with a Choice Scarf allows Breloom to reach 201 Speed, outspeeding maximum Speed base 130 Pokemon such as Tapu Koko.

* Spore quickly puts a foe to sleep to allow for Breloom's partner to attack or set up.

* Superpower is Breloom's most consistent move and can OHKO 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Kangaskhan.

* Rock Tomb is mainly used to OHKO Charizard and Volcarona, along with damaging other Flying-types.

* Ideally, Breloom should be used as a lead so that it can quickly use Spore and grab momentum for its team. Choice Scarf Breloom is best used alongside Pokemon that set up to sweep, such as Quiver Dance Volcarona and Dragon Dance Mega Tyranitar.

* Tapu Lele is a fantastic partner as well due to its ability to block Fake Out.
 
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You don't need to mention Liepard as a partner since it's outclassed by mons like Persian and Whimsicott now as well as being invalidated by Lele as you said. Otherwise this looks good! QC 1/2
 
You don't need to mention Liepard as a partner since it's outclassed by mons like Persian and Whimsicott now as well as being invalidated by Lele as you said. Otherwise this looks good! QC 1/2
Sorry for the late reply - removed Liepard. Is it worth mentioning Persian or Whimsicott?
 
  • Remove all mentions of Force Palm.
  • Slash Adamant alongside Jolly on the first set.
  • Move the 4 SpD EVs to HP on both sets for marginally better overall bulk.

You've outlined Breloom's use pretty well here, so I don't have much to say! Nice job.

2/2 QC
 
  • Remove all mentions of Force Palm.
  • Slash Adamant alongside Jolly on the first set.
  • Move the 4 SpD EVs to HP on both sets for marginally better overall bulk.

You've outlined Breloom's use pretty well here, so I don't have much to say! Nice job.

2/2 QC
Done. Thanks! RIP Force Palm
 

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[OVERVIEW]

* Breloom's viability has sharply decreased since VGC 2015. (you need to add periods at the end of your sentences)
* Electric and Misty Terrain both block Spore, and Breloom while it is arguably outclassed by Tapu Bulu and Kartana as a Grass-type physical attacker.
* Technician is still a fantastic ability on Breloom, powering up many of its main attacking moves such as Bullet Seed, Mach Punch, and Rock Tomb.
* Breloom still has a niche as the fastest Spore user outside of Smeargle, and the only Pokemon that can both put enemies to sleep and hit hard.
* Breloom requires both Tailwind from its team and denial of opposing speed control to fully function.

[SET]
name: Offensive Spore
move 1: Spore
move 2: Mach Punch
move 3: Bullet Seed
move 4: Protect
item: Focus Sash
ability: Technician
nature: Jolly / Adamant
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
* Spore is the most important move and is the main reason to use Breloom over Tapu Bulu or Kartana.
* Mach Punch is a powerful priority move, boosted by STAB and Technician.
* Bullet Seed is Breloom's main attacking move, dealing good damage as well as breaking Focus Sash and Sturdy.
* Protect takes advantage of Breloom's tendency to be double targeted, (remove comma) and can potentially allow for a free Tailwind.
* Jolly is the preferred nature because many Pokemon are EVed specifically to outspeed neutral-natured base 70s, but Adamant can be used if you are confident with speed control.
* Breloom works best as a lead paired with a Tailwind setter, since its threat of Spore forces the opponent to respect it. Ideally, Breloom should take advantage of its Speed to use Spore on as many things as possible so that its teammates can sweep.
* Breloom also functions well as part of a Fire / Water / Grass corefor example, with Suicune and Heatran.
* Tapu Lele is another great partner for Breloom because since Psychic Terrain protects Breloom from priority, especially Fake Out, and overrides the Spore-blocking Electric and Misty Terrains. However, be aware that Psychic Terrain will also prevent Breloom from using Mach Punch against grounded enemies.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Spore
move 2: Bullet Seed
move 3: Superpower
move 4: Rock Tomb
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Technician
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
* A Jolly nature paired with a Choice Scarf allows Breloom to reach 201 Speed, outspeeding maximum Speed base 130 Pokemon such as Tapu Koko.
* Spore is the most important move in the set, quickly putsting an opponent foe to sleep to allow for Breloom's partner to attack or set up.
* Superpower is Breloom's most consistent move and can OHKO 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Kangaskhan.
* Rock Tomb is mainly used to OHKO Charizard and Volcarona, along with damaging and damage other Flying-types.
* Ideally, Breloom should be used as a lead so that it can quickly use Spore and grab momentum for its team. Choice Scarf Breloom is best used alongside Pokemon that set up to sweep, such as Quiver Dance Volcarona and Dragon Dance Mega Tyranitar.
* Tapu Lele is still a fantastic partner as well due to its ability to block Fake Out
 
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[OVERVIEW]

* Breloom's viability has sharply decreased since VGC 2015. (you need to add periods at the end of your sentences)
* Electric and Misty Terrain both block Spore, and Breloom while it is arguably outclassed by Tapu Bulu and Kartana as a Grass-type physical attacker.
* Technician is still a fantastic ability on Breloom, powering up many of its main attacking moves such as Bullet Seed, Mach Punch, and Rock Tomb.
* Breloom still has a niche as the fastest Spore user outside of Smeargle, and the only Pokemon that can both put enemies to sleep and hit hard.
* Breloom requires both Tailwind from its team and denial of opposing speed control to fully function.

[SET]
name: Offensive Spore
move 1: Spore
move 2: Mach Punch
move 3: Bullet Seed
move 4: Protect
item: Focus Sash
ability: Technician
nature: Jolly / Adamant
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
* Spore is the most important move and is the main reason to use Breloom over Tapu Bulu or Kartana.
* Mach Punch is a powerful priority move, boosted by STAB and Technician.
* Bullet Seed is Breloom's main attacking move, dealing good damage as well as breaking Focus Sash and Sturdy.
* Protect takes advantage of Breloom's tendency to be double targeted, (remove comma) and can potentially allow for a free Tailwind.
* Jolly is the preferred nature because many Pokemon are EVed specifically to outspeed neutral-natured base 70s, but Adamant can be used if you are confident with speed control.
* Breloom works best as a lead paired with a Tailwind setter, since its threat of Spore forces the opponent to respect it. Ideally, Breloom should take advantage of its Speed to use Spore on as many things as possible so that its teammates can sweep.
* Breloom also functions well as part of a Fire / Water / Grass corefor example, with Suicune and Heatran.
* Tapu Lele is another great partner for Breloom because since Psychic Terrain protects Breloom from priority, especially Fake Out, and overrides the Spore-blocking Electric and Misty Terrains. However, be aware that Psychic Terrain will also prevent Breloom from using Mach Punch against grounded enemies.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Spore
move 2: Bullet Seed
move 3: Superpower
move 4: Rock Tomb
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Technician
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
* A Jolly nature paired with a Choice Scarf allows Breloom to reach 201 Speed, outspeeding maximum Speed base 130 Pokemon such as Tapu Koko.
* Spore is the most important move in the set, quickly putsting an opponent foe to sleep to allow for Breloom's partner to attack or set up.
* Superpower is Breloom's most consistent move and can OHKO 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Kangaskhan.
* Rock Tomb is mainly used to OHKO Charizard and Volcarona, along with damaging and damage other Flying-types.
* Ideally, Breloom should be used as a lead so that it can quickly use Spore and grab momentum for its team. Choice Scarf Breloom is best used alongside Pokemon that set up to sweep, such as Quiver Dance Volcarona and Dragon Dance Mega Tyranitar.
* Tapu Lele is still a fantastic partner as well due to its ability to block Fake Out
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