OU Bronzong

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[OVERVIEW]

Bronzong's typing and good bulk allow it to consistently check Pokemon like Magearna, Tapu Lele, Mega Latias, and Mega Latios. Combine this with the ability to set up Stealth Rock and access to Levitate, making it a good answer to Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp, and Bronzong has several reasons to be used over even the best Steel-types in the tier. However, it is fairly passive and can't touch bulky Pokemon that don't care about Toxic like Toxapex, Ferrothorn, Gliscor, and Reuniclus, making Bronzong a bit of a momentum drain. Bronzong also lacks any reliable recovery, meaning it can be overwhelmed by the Pokemon it is meant to check. Bronzong's typing, while good, leaves it with a crippling vulnerability to being Pursuit trapped by the likes of Tyranitar and Weavile. Bronzong faces a lot of competition from other Steel-types like specially defensive Magearna and Celesteela that are less passive and have better forms of recovery, though Bronzong distinguishes itself with its access to Stealth Rock. They're also solid answers to Mega Alakazam, while Bronzong isn't, meaning it can be quite awkward to fit onto a team. Specially defensive Jirachi also gives Bronzong competition, as they serve very similar roles; however, Bronzong's Levitate and better matchups against Heatran and Magnezone mean it isn't strictly outclassed.

[SET]
name: Specially Defensive
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Gyro Ball
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Toxic
item: Leftovers
ability: Levitate
nature: Sassy
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Bronzong is a decent Stealth Rock setter, as it's sturdy and can annoy a lot of entry hazard removers like Tornadus-T and Rotom-W with Toxic. Earthquake lets Bronzong combat common Steel-type counterplay in Heatran, Magnezone, and Mega Mawile. It also gives it a better way to deal with opposing Steel-types like Magearna and Excadrill. Toxic lets Bronzong cripple a large number of Pokemon in the tier that would otherwise not fear anything from it, such as Rotom-W, Mega Latias, Tangrowth, and Zapdos.

Set Details
========

Maximized HP and Special Defense investment is used so Bronzong can be as sturdy of a Magearna, Tapu Lele, and Mega Latios check as possible. Levitate is used over Heatproof for a number of reasons; a total immunity to Ground-type moves is valued more than taking half damage from Fire-type moves, as Ground-type Pokemon are more prevalent in the tier, and Bronzong will lose to most Fire-types even with Heatproof. Additionally, Heatproof will lead to Bronzong being vulnerable to chip damage from Spikes, reducing its longevity.

Usage Tips
========

Using Bronzong is very straightforward; bring it in on Pokemon it beats and consequently forces out, such as Magearna, Garchomp, Mega Latias, and Tapu Lele, and use this as an opportunity to set up Stealth Rock. Don't let Bronzong get hit by Knock Off, as it heavily relies on its Leftovers to keep checking the threats it needs to throughout the game. If the opponent has a Pursuit trapper such as Tyranitar or Weavile, try your best to avoid letting them in for free, especially if they are paired with Pokemon that Bronzong's team needs it to check like Magearna and Excadrill.

Team Options
========

Bronzong fits well on balance thanks to the valuable role compression it can provide as a Stealth Rock setter, check to Psychic-types, and Ground-type switch-in. While Bronzong does a good job checking the majority of Psychic-types, it's unable to properly check Mega Alakazam, so a check to it like specially defensive Tapu Bulu, Assault Vest Tyranitar, or Mega Scizor should be paired with Bronzong. Bronzong is prey to Fire-types like Heatran and Mega Charizard X, so Pokemon like Toxapex, Tapu Fini, and Gliscor are good teammates. Assault Vest Tyranitar is also a good partner to Bronzong, acting as a check to Fire-types as well as Mega Alakazam. Gastrodon can check Mega Alakazam and most Fire-types in the tier while also countering Rotom-W for Bronzong, making it a great teammate. Bronzong invites in Steel-types that aren't weak to Earthquake like Ferrothorn, Celesteela, and Skarmory, so Pokemon that can take advantage of this like Magnezone, Zapdos, and Mega Charizard X are appreciated.

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

Hidden Power Ice is an option so Bronzong can more effectively deal damage to Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp. It can also force Gliscor to use Roost, giving a teammate a free switch in. Protect gives Bronzong more passive recovery, allows it to scout against Choice-locked Pokemon and Z-Moves, and allows it to stall out and wear down offensive answers alongside Toxic. It is very difficult to drop any of the moves on the listed set, however.

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

**Steel-types That Aren't Weak To Earthquake**: Ferrothorn, Celesteela, Mega Scizor, and Skarmory don't care about anything Bronzong can do and can therefore easily take advantage of it.

**Dark-types**: Ash-Greninja, Tyranitar, and Weavile force out Bronzong due to their strong super effective STAB moves. Tyranitar and Weavile are exceptionally bad for Bronzong to face, as they can Pursuit trap it and potentially outright remove it from the game.

**Fire-types**: Heatran, Mega Charizard X, and Victini all threaten to OHKO Bronzong with their powerful STAB moves, though they can't freely switch in due to Toxic and Earthquake.

**Powerful Wallbreakers**: Pokemon like Kartana, Mega Mawile, Mega Medicham, and Mega Lopunny can easily overcome Bronzong, either with coverage or simply the sheer strength of their attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mellow, 423226]]
- Quality checked by: [[Jordy, 395754], [Leo, 328915], [GMars, 273636]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Estronic, 240732], [Empress, 175616]]
 
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Not sure if this is too niche, but Bronzong is sometimes picked over Uxie on full TR teams because explosion is better in some situations over memento. Maybe that could be put in other options? Once again this may be too niche even for the other options section but I thought I would just throw it out their.
Bronzong @ Mental Herb
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Stealth Rock
- Explosion
- Earthquake
 

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[OVERVIEW]

  • Bronzong's typing and good bulk allow it consistently check to pokemon like Magearna, Tapu Lele, Mega Latias, and Mega Latios. Combine this with the ability to set up Stealth Rock and access to Levitate making it a good answer to Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp, and Bronzong has several reasons to be used over even the best Steel-types in the tier.
  • However, it is fairly passive against bulky Pokemon that don't care about Toxic like Toxapex, Ferrothorn, and Gliscor. Could you elaborate on this a bit? Explain why this is so significant.
  • Bronzong also lacks any reliable recovery, meaning it can be overwhelmed by the Pokemon it is meant to check.
  • Bronzong's typing, while good, leaves it with a crippling vulnerabiltiy to Pursuit trapping from the likes of Tyranitar and Weavile.
  • While Bronzong does have its own niche, it faces a lot of competition from other Steel-types like specially defensive Magearna and Celesteela who are less passive, have better forms of recovery. They can also check Mega Alakazam, which Bronzong fails to do, meaning it can be quite awkward to fit on a team. Bronzong can check Mega Alakazam, considering that it's not 2HKOed by Shadow Ball, but it's not a counter like Magearna and Celesteela are.
[SET]
name: Specially Defensive
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Gyro Ball
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Toxic
item: Leftovers
ability: Levitate
nature: Sassy
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Bronzong is a decent Stealth Rock setter as it's sturdy and can annoy a lot of removers like Tornadus-T and Rotom-W with Toxic.
  • Earthquake lets Bronzong combat common Steel-type counterplay in Heatran and Magnezone. It also gives it a better way to deal with opposing Steel-types like Magearna and Excadrill.
  • Toxic lets Bronzong cripple a large number of Pokemon in the tier that would otherwise not fear anything from it, such as Rotom-W, Mega Latias, Tangrowth, and Zapdos.
Set Details
========

  • Maximized HP and Special Defense investment is used so Bronzong can be as sturdy of a Magearna, Tapu Lele, and Mega Latios check as possible.
  • Levitate is used over Heatproof for a number of reasons; a total immunity to Ground-types is valued more than taking half damage from Fire-type moves as Ground-type Pokemon are more prevalent in the tier and Bronzong will lose to most Fire-types even with Heatproof. Additionally, Heatproof will lead to Bronzong being vulnerable to chip damage from Spikes, reducing its longevity.
Usage Tips
========

  • Using Bronzong is very straightforward; bring it in on Pokemon it beats and consequently forces out, such as Magearna, Garchomp, Mega Latias, and Tapu Lele, and use this as an opportunity to set up Stealth Rock.
  • Don't let Bronzong take a Knock Off, as it heavily relies on its Leftovers to keep checking the threats it needs to throughout the game.
  • If the opponent has a Pursuit trapper such as Tyranitar or Weavile, try your best to avoid letting them in for free, as they can often be paired with Pokemon that Bronzong's team needs it to check, like Magearna and Excadrill. It's very nitpicky, but saying something like "especially if they are paired with..." instead of "as they can often be paired with" would make for a more concrete picture.
Team Options
========

  • Bronzong fits well on balance bulky offense thanks to the valuable role compression it can provide as a Stealth Rock setter, a check to Psychic-types, and a Ground-type immunity. Bronzong works out way better on balance than it does on bulky offense.
  • While Bronzong does do a good job checking the majority of Psychic-types, it's unable to properly check Mega Alakazam, so a check to it like specially defensive Tapu Bulu, Assault Vest Tyranitar, and Mega Scizor should be paired with Bronzong. I think that it's worth pointing out that Tyranitar in particular is a pretty decent check to Fire-types.
  • Bronzong is prey to Fire-types like Heatran and Mega Charizard X, so Pokemon like Tapu Fini, Toxapex, and Gliscor pair well with Bronzong.
  • Gastrodon fits both of the aforementioned roles while also countering Rotom-W for Bronzong, making it a great teammate. Gastrodon isn't a particularly good check to Mega Charizard X.
  • Spikes setters like Ash-Greninja and Ferrothorn can form a hazard stacking core with Bronzong. I mean, they can, but they're not outstandingly important teammates or anything, so I don't think it's worth pointing out.
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • Hidden Power Ice is an option so Bronzong can more immediately deal damage to Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp. It can also force Gliscor to Roost, giving a teammate a free switch-in.
  • Protect gives Bronzong more passive recovery, allows it to scout against Choice item locked Pokemon and against Z-moves, and alongside Toxic makes Bronzong more difficult to switch into in general. It is very difficult to drop any of the moves on the listed set however. The way you have worded this is kind of contradictory, considering that Protect actually makes Bronzong easier to switch into, as it is forced to drop Earthquake or Gyro Ball.
Checks and Counters
===================

**Steel-types that aren't weak to Earthquake**: Ferrothorn, Celesteela, Mega Scizor, and Skarmory don't care about anything Bronzong can do and so can easily take advantage of it.

**Dark-types**: Ash-Greninja, Tyranitar, and Weavile force out Bronzong due to their strong super effective STAB moves. Tyranitar and Weavile are exceptionally bad for Bronzong to face as they can Pursuit trap it, potentially outright removing it from the game.

**Fire-types**: Heatran, Mega Charizard X, and Victini all threaten to OHKO Bronzong with their powerful STAB moves, though they can't freely switch in due to Toxic and Earthquake.

**Powerful wallbreakers**: Pokemon like Kartana, Mega Mawile, Mega Medicham, and Mega Lopunny can easily overcome Bronzong, either with coverage or simply the sheer strength of their attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mellow, 423226]]
- Quality checked by: [[, ], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
Good stuff, 1/3 once implemented.

Not sure if this is too niche, but Bronzong is sometimes picked over Uxie on full TR teams because explosion is better in some situations over memento. Maybe that could be put in other options? Once again this may be too niche even for the other options section but I thought I would just throw it out their.
Bronzong @ Mental Herb
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Stealth Rock
- Explosion
- Earthquake
 

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  • While Bronzong does have its own niche, it faces a lot of competition from other Steel-types like specially defensive Magearna and Celesteela who are less passive, have better forms of recovery. They're also solid answers to Mega Alakazam, which Bronzong isn't, meaning it can be quite awkward to fit on a team.
I'd add to the first sentence that for that reason its access to rocks is what often grants it a spot on certain teams
Earthquake lets Bronzong combat common Steel-type counterplay in Heatran and Magnezone. It also gives it a better way to deal with opposing Steel-types like Magearna and Excadrill
add maw here too, p sure gyro bounces

2/3
 

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Can mention Jirachi somewhere in spdef steel competition even though Bronzong has specific niches over it

Mention the mons that Bronzong needs to paired with to prevent the non-ground weak steels from dunking on you in team options

Other than that looks good 3/3
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Bronzong's typing and good bulk allow it to consistently check to pokemon Pokemon like Magearna, Tapu Lele, Mega Latias, and Mega Latios. Combine this with the ability to set up Stealth Rock and access to Levitate, (AC) making it a good answer to Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp, and Bronzong has several reasons to be used over even the best Steel-types in the tier. However, it is fairly passive and can't touch bulky Pokemon that don't care about Toxic like Toxapex, Ferrothorn, Gliscor, and Reuniclus, making Bronzong a bit of a momentum drain. Bronzong also lacks any reliable recovery, meaning it can be overwhelmed by the Pokemon it is meant to check. Bronzong's typing, while good, leaves it with a crippling vulnerabiltiy vulnerability to being Pursuit trapping from trapped by the likes of Tyranitar and Weavile. Bronzong faces a lot of competition from other Steel-types like specially defensive Magearna and Celesteela who that are less passive and have better forms of recovery, though Bronzong's distinguishes itself with its access to Stealth Rock. They're also solid answers to Mega Alakazam, which Bronzong isn't, meaning it can be quite awkward to fit on a team. Specially defensive Jirachi also gives Bronzong competition, (AC) as they serve very similar roles, (RC); (AS) however, (AC) Bronzong's Levitate and a better matchup against Heatran and Magnezone mean it isn't strictly outclassed.

[SET]
name: Specially Defensive
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Gyro Ball
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Toxic
item: Leftovers
ability: Levitate
nature: Sassy
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Bronzong is a decent Stealth Rock setter, (AC) as it's sturdy and can annoy a lot of removers like Tornadus-T and Rotom-W with Toxic. Earthquake lets Bronzong combat common Steel-type counterplay in Heatran, Magnezone, and Mega Mawile. It also gives it a better way to deal with opposing Steel-types like Magearna and Excadrill. Toxic lets Bronzong cripple a large number of Pokemon in the tier that would otherwise not fear anything from it, such as Rotom-W, Mega Latias, Tangrowth, and Zapdos.

Set Details
========

Maximized HP and Special Defense investment is used so Bronzong can be as sturdy of a Magearna, Tapu Lele, and Mega Latios check as possible.
Levitate is used over Heatproof for a number of reasons; a total immunity to Ground-types moves is valued more than taking half damage from Fire-type moves, (AC) as Ground-type Pokemon are more prevalent in the tier, (AC) and Bronzong will lose to most Fire-types even with Heatproof. Additionally, Heatproof will lead to Bronzong being vulnerable to chip damage from Spikes, reducing its longevity.

Usage Tips
========

Using Bronzong is very straightforward; bring it in on Pokemon it beats and consequently forces out, such as Magearna, Garchomp, Mega Latias, and Tapu Lele, and use this as an opportunity to set up Stealth Rock. Don't let Bronzong take a get hit by Knock Off, as it heavily relies on its Leftovers to keep checking the threats it needs to throughout the game. If the opponent has a Pursuit trapper such as Tyranitar or Weavile, try your best to avoid letting them in for free, especially if they are paired with Pokemon that Bronzong's team needs it to check, (RC) like Magearna and Excadrill.

Team Options
========

Bronzong fits well on balance thanks to the valuable role compression it can provide as a Stealth Rock setter, a check to Psychic-types, and a Ground-type immunity. While Bronzong does do a good job checking the majority of Psychic-types, it's unable to properly check Mega Alakazam, so a check to it like specially defensive Tapu Bulu, Assault Vest Tyranitar, and Mega Scizor should be paired with Bronzong. Bronzong is prey to Fire-types like Heatran and Mega Charizard X, so Pokemon like Toxapex, Tapu Fini, and Gliscor pair well with Bronzong. Assault Vest Tyranitar is a good check to Fire-types as well as Mega Alakazam, so it pairs very well with Bronzong (nothing too big but it's pretty repetitive with "pairs well/pair well" like three times, so i recommend mixing up the wording a bit). Gastrodon can check Mega Alakazam and most Fire-types in the tier while also countering Rotom-W for Bronzong, making it a great teammate. Bronzong invites in Steel-types that aren't weak to Earthquake like Ferrothorn, Celesteela, and Skarmory, so Pokemon that can take advantage of this like Magnezone, Zapdos, and Mega Charizard X are appreciated.

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

Hidden Power Ice is an option so Bronzong can more immediately effectively deal damage to Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp. It can also force Gliscor to Roost, giving a teammate a free switch-in (RH). Protect gives Bronzong more passive recovery, allows it to scout against Choice-locked item locked Pokemon and against Z-moves Z-Moves, and alongside Toxic allows Bronzong it to stall out and chip wear down offensive answers to death alongside Toxic. It is very difficult to drop any of the moves on the listed set, (AC) however.

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

**Steel-types That Aren't Weak To Earthquake**: Ferrothorn, Celesteela, Mega Scizor, and Skarmory don't care about anything Bronzong can do and so can therefore easily take advantage of it.

**Dark-types**: Ash-Greninja, Tyranitar, and Weavile force out Bronzong due to their strong super effective STAB moves. Tyranitar and Weavile are exceptionally bad for Bronzong to face, (AC) as they can Pursuit trap it, (RC) and potentially outright removing remove it from the game.

**Fire-types**: Heatran, Mega Charizard X, and Victini all threaten to OHKO Bronzong with their powerful STAB moves, though they can't freely switch in due to Toxic and Earthquake.

**Powerful Wallbreakers**: Pokemon like Kartana, Mega Mawile, Mega Medicham, and Mega Lopunny can easily overcome Bronzong, either with coverage or simply the sheer strength of their attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mellow, 423226]]
- Quality checked by: [[Jordy, 395754], [Leo, 328915], [, ]] (you forgot gmars!!!!!)
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
1/2 :blobthumbsup:
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[OVERVIEW]

Bronzong's typing and good bulk allow it to consistently check Pokemon like Magearna, Tapu Lele, Mega Latias, and Mega Latios. Combine this with the ability to set up Stealth Rock and access to Levitate, making it a good answer to Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp, and Bronzong has several reasons to be used over even the best Steel-types in the tier. However, it is fairly passive and can't touch bulky Pokemon that don't care about Toxic like Toxapex, Ferrothorn, Gliscor, and Reuniclus, making Bronzong a bit of a momentum drain. Bronzong also lacks any reliable recovery, meaning it can be overwhelmed by the Pokemon it is meant to check. Bronzong's typing, while good, leaves it with a crippling vulnerability to being Pursuit trapped by the likes of Tyranitar and Weavile. Bronzong faces a lot of competition from other Steel-types like specially defensive Magearna and Celesteela that are less passive and have better forms of recovery, though Bronzong distinguishes itself with its access to Stealth Rock. They're also solid answers to Mega Alakazam, which while Bronzong isn't, meaning it can be quite awkward to fit on onto (subjective change; you can use either here, but "onto" provides a stronger feeling of performing an action) a team. Specially defensive Jirachi also gives Bronzong competition, as they serve very similar roles; however, Bronzong's Levitate and a better matchup matchups (parallelism) against Heatran and Magnezone mean it isn't strictly outclassed.

[SET]
name: Specially Defensive
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Gyro Ball
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Toxic
item: Leftovers
ability: Levitate
nature: Sassy
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Bronzong is a decent Stealth Rock setter, as it's sturdy and can annoy a lot of entry hazard removers like Tornadus-T and Rotom-W with Toxic. Earthquake lets Bronzong combat common Steel-type counterplay in Heatran, Magnezone, and Mega Mawile. It also gives it a better way to deal with opposing Steel-types like Magearna and Excadrill. Toxic lets Bronzong cripple a large number of Pokemon in the tier that would otherwise not fear anything from it, such as Rotom-W, Mega Latias, Tangrowth, and Zapdos.

Set Details
========

Maximized HP and Special Defense investment is used so Bronzong can be as sturdy of a Magearna, Tapu Lele, and Mega Latios check as possible. (remove paragraph break) Levitate is used over Heatproof for a number of reasons; a total immunity to Ground-type moves is valued more than taking half damage from Fire-type moves, as Ground-type Pokemon are more prevalent in the tier, and Bronzong will lose to most Fire-types even with Heatproof. Additionally, Heatproof will lead to Bronzong being vulnerable to chip damage from Spikes, reducing its longevity.

Usage Tips
========

Using Bronzong is very straightforward; bring it in on Pokemon it beats and consequently forces out, such as Magearna, Garchomp, Mega Latias, and Tapu Lele, and use this as an opportunity to set up Stealth Rock. Don't let Bronzong get hit by Knock Off, as it heavily relies on its Leftovers to keep checking the threats it needs to throughout the game. If the opponent has a Pursuit trapper such as Tyranitar or Weavile, try your best to avoid letting them in for free, especially if they are paired with Pokemon that Bronzong's team needs it to check like Magearna and Excadrill.

Team Options
========

Bronzong fits well on balance thanks to the valuable role compression it can provide as a Stealth Rock setter, check to Psychic-types, and Ground-type immunity switch-in. While Bronzong does a good job checking the majority of Psychic-types, it's unable to properly check Mega Alakazam, so a check to it like specially defensive Tapu Bulu, Assault Vest Tyranitar, and or Mega Scizor should be paired with Bronzong. Bronzong is prey to Fire-types like Heatran and Mega Charizard X, so Pokemon like Toxapex, Tapu Fini, and Gliscor are good teammates with Bronzong. Assault Vest Tyranitar is also a good partner to Bronzong, acting as a check to Fire-types as well as Mega Alakazam. Gastrodon can check Mega Alakazam and most Fire-types in the tier while also countering Rotom-W for Bronzong, making it a great teammate. Bronzong invites in Steel-types that aren't weak to Earthquake like Ferrothorn, Celesteela, and Skarmory, so Pokemon that can take advantage of this them (Unless you meant "take advantage of the situation", in which case you can keep it as is) like Magnezone, Zapdos, and Mega Charizard X are appreciated.

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

Hidden Power Ice is an option so Bronzong can more effectively deal damage to Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp. It can also force Gliscor to use Roost, giving a teammate a free switch(space)in. Protect gives Bronzong more passive recovery, allows it to scout against Choice-locked Pokemon and Z-Moves, and allows it to stall out and wear down offensive answers alongside Toxic. It is very difficult to drop any of the moves on the listed set, however.

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

**Steel-types That Aren't Weak To Earthquake**: Ferrothorn, Celesteela, Mega Scizor, and Skarmory don't care about anything Bronzong can do and can therefore easily take advantage of it.

**Dark-types**: Ash-Greninja, Tyranitar, and Weavile force out Bronzong due to their strong super effective STAB moves. Tyranitar and Weavile are exceptionally bad for Bronzong to face, as they can Pursuit trap it and potentially outright remove it from the game.

**Fire-types**: Heatran, Mega Charizard X, and Victini all threaten to OHKO Bronzong with their powerful STAB moves, though they can't freely switch in due to Toxic and Earthquake.

**Powerful Wallbreakers**: Pokemon like Kartana, Mega Mawile, Mega Medicham, and Mega Lopunny can easily overcome Bronzong, either with coverage or simply the sheer strength of their attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mellow, 423226]]
- Quality checked by: [[Jordy, 395754], [Leo, 328915], [GMars, 273636]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Estronic, 240732], [, ]]
That was easy. GP 2/2
 
Before we upload this, can Mega Scizor get a little bit more emphasis as a Team Option? Not only does it beat MegaZam, it also capitalizes on every Pursuiter in the tier. It can also absorb Knock Off, and appreciates Zong luring Magnesone and Heatran so Zong can demolish them with Earthquake.
 

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