Monotype Buzzwole (Fighting) QC:[3/3] GP:[2/2] (Written)

#1
[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========

Buzzwole is one of Fighting's best revenge killers, as it can effectively KO Dragon-types and sweep weakened teams with its STAB combination. Buzzwole's high Attack stat and Bug-type STAB move in Leech Life allow it to hit Psychic-types like Latios and Celebi for heavy damage, which Fighting teams tend to struggle with. Its access to Ice- and Poison-type coverage also benefits the team, as it can help get rid of Flying-, Dragon-, and Fairy-types like Landorus-T, Garchomp, and Tapu Bulu, respectively. Buzzwole sports respectable physical bulk, which allows it to check physical attackers such as Mega Lopunny and Belly Drum Azumarill. Despite this, Buzzwole is still somewhat inferior to Heracross because of the former's lower Speed, as it misses out on outspeeding some crucial Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Togekiss and +1 Gyarados. Heracross also has more effective STAB moves that allow it to offensively pressure opposing teams more, as well as the ability to Pursuit trap Pokemon like Victini after a V-create. Buzzwole is also very vulnerable to special attackers, as its Special Defense stat is very low, so Pokemon like Keldeo and Hydreigon can easily revenge kill it. Like many other Fighting-types, Buzzwole is very vulnerable to status ailments, as burns cut its revenge killing power in half and paralysis slows it down significantly, preventing it from outspeeding threats to the team.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper
move 1: Leech Life
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Ice Punch
move 4: Poison Jab / Earthquake
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

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

Leech Life is Buzzwole's most consistent STAB attack and allows it to hit Psychic- and Grass-types like Latias and Serperior for good damage. Leech Life also provides Buzzwole with a minor form of recovery. Superpower is Buzzwole's most powerful STAB attack and allows it to hit Normal- and Steel-types like Porygon2 and Excadrill. Ice Punch allows Buzzwole to hit defensive Ground- and Flying-types such as Gliscor and Landorus-T that would otherwise wall the other physical attackers on the team. It is also useful coverage, as it hits Dragon-types like Dragonite and Garchomp very hard. Poison Jab allows Buzzwole to check Fairy-types such as Tapu Bulu and Azumarill, which otherwise threaten the rest of the team. Earthquake can be used over Poison Jab to revenge kill Victini after a V-create as well as KO Mega Diancie after Stealth Rock damage.

Set Details
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Maximum Attack investment allows Buzzwole to hit as hard as possible. Maximum Speed investment paired with a Jolly nature and further augmented by a Choice Scarf allows Buzzwole to outspeed threats such as Latios and Choice Scarf Tapu Bulu. Beast Boost enables Buzzwole to break down teams by getting an Attack boost after KOing a Pokemon, which can be useful for evening out Superpower's Attack drop when sweeping.

Usage Tips
========

Buzzwole is used best as a revenge killer, so switching it into Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Latios after a teammate has fallen allows Buzzwole to force them out or KO them. Buzzwole can also sweep teams effectively if opposing walls like Toxapex and Mega Sableye are gone, with Beast Boost making this easier by increasing Buzzwole's Attack after every consecutive KO. Buzzwole should avoid staying in on fast or bulky special attackers, as its low Special Defense leaves it open to many special revenge killers like Mega Diancie and Mega Slowbro. Buzzwole must be cautious about not getting Choice-locked into an unfavorable move, since Pokemon like Dragonite and Mega Altaria will take advantage of this and try to set up on Buzzwole as a result. Be wary of using Superpower continuously, as it can lead to Buzzwole becoming less and less effective due to the move lowering Buzzwole's Attack and Defense and leaving it more easily revenge killed or set up on. Buzzwole should avoid staying in on walls or any status inducers like Klefki, as they will hamper Buzzwole's effectiveness with their status moves.

Team Options
========

Cobalion provides Buzzwole with Stealth Rock support, which allows Buzzwole to get KOs on Focus Sash users such as Garchomp and Breloom, as well as make use of Thunder Wave to slow down fast threats like Choice Scarf Latios and Choice Scarf Greninja. Terrakion uses a Choice Scarf to act as a way to check faster threats to Fighting teams like Choice Scarf Victini and Choice Scarf Hydreigon. In return, Buzzwole can handle Terrakion's checks like Azumarill and Gliscor. Keldeo threatens physically defensive tanks that Buzzwole cannot handle like Mega Sableye and KOes them with Choice Specs-boosted Hydro Pump. Breloom uses Spore to put opposing Pokemon to sleep and can revenge kill faster threats to Buzzwole like Choice Scarf Greninja with Mach Punch. Breloom also uses Bullet Seed to take down bulky Water-types such as Swampert and Suicune who that also wear down Buzzwole. Hawlucha can remove hazards like Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web, preventing Buzzwole from being worn down or slowed down when it switches in. Kommo-o appreciates Buzzwole eliminating Fairy-types like Azumarill and Tapu Bulu that block its Z-Move prior to setting up. Additionally, it can take on Pokemon that wall Buzzwole such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur with Clangorous Soulblaze and use Taunt to prevent them from healing. Mega Gallade breaks though bulky Pokemon after a Swords Dance boost with its powerful STAB moves in Zen Headbutt and Close Combat. Buzzwole appreciates its ability to eliminate Poison-types, as Buzzwole struggles to KO them.

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

Fighting
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Buzzwole can run a wallbreaker set that uses Substitute and Focus Punch in combination with Fightinium Z to take down walls like Celesteela, but this allows Buzzwole to be revenge killed by many Pokemon because it is now heavily outsped by most of the metagame. Keldeo also does this more efficiently with Choice Specs and its STAB combination.

Checks and Counters
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Fighting
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**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Physically defensive Pokemon like Skarmory, Hippowdon, and Staraptor all completely wall Buzzwole's attacks and can phaze it, recover any lost health, or wear it down with their attacks.

**Fairy-types**: Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mimikyu are resistant or immune to both of Buzzwole's STAB attacks, which allows them to safely KO Buzzwole in return with their STAB attacks. However, these Pokemon do still have to be wary of Poison Jab.

**Ghost-types**: Ghost-types such as Jellicent and Alolan Marowak are immune to Superpower and resist Leech Life, which makes them hard for Buzzwole to KO.

**Poison-types**: Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur resist Buzzwole's STAB combination and can recover their health while constantly wearing it down with their attacks.

**Status**: Mega Sableye and Klefki threaten Buzzwole with status ailments like burn and paralysis, which lower its Attack and compromise Buzzwole's revenge killing role by slowing it down, respectively.

**Faster Special Attackers** Pokemon like Choice Scarf Blacephalon and Alolan Raichu under Electric Terrain can outspeed and KO Buzzwole due to its low Special Defense stat.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Namranan, 353292]]
- Fighting analysis by: [[Namranan, 353292]]
- Quality Checked by: [[Moosical, 215618], [Eien, 100418], [Vid, 239907]]
- Grammar checked by: [[martha, 384270], [A Cake Wearing A Hat, 388157]]

 
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Havens

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#3
AMcheck, implement with what you agree with~
Discount Heracross
[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========
* Buzzwole is a great bulky revenge killer as its high physical attack, respectable Physical Defense, and useful movepool allows it to check many threats to Fighting teams. (such as?)
* Buzzwole’s high Attack stat and Bug-type STAB move in Leech Life allows it to hit Psychic-types like Latios and Meloetta, who the which Fighting teams tends to struggle with.
* Buzzwole’s access to Ice punch allows it to hit things Flying-types that Fighting teams struggles against like Garchomp Zapdos and Landorus-T, while Poison Jab allows Buzzwole to KO Fairy-types like Azumarill and Tapu Bulu.
* Buzzwole also sports respectable physical bulk, which allows it to check physical attackers such as Terrakion and Excadrill.
* Despite this Buzzwole is still somewhat inferior to Heracross because of its speed, as it misses out on outspeeding some crucial Pokemon such as Togekiss and Gyarados after a Dragon Dance.
* Despite this Buzzwole is still somewhat inferior to Heracross because of its higher speed and more effective STAB moves that can offer more offensive pressure for the team. Merge with the above bullet.
* Buzzwole is also very weak to special attackers as its Special Defense stat is very low, so Pokemon like Keldeo and Hydreigon can easily revenge kill it.
* Buzzwole, like many other Fighting-Types, is very weak to status ailments and can have its purposes be completely negated by any of them.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper
move 1: Leech Life
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Ice Punch
move 4: Poison Jab
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
========
* Leech Life is Buzzwole’s most consistent STAB attack and allows it to hit Psychic- and Grass-types like Latias and Celebi for good damage. Leech Life also allows Buzzwole to sustain off of its opponents thanks to it draining half the health of the opposing Pokemon.
* Superpower is Buzzwole’s most powerful STAB attack that allows it to hit Normal and Steel-types like Porygon2 and Excadrill.
* Ice Punch allows Buzzwole to hit defensive Ground and Flying-types such as Gliscor and Landorus-T Zapdos who otherwise wall the other physical attackers on the team. It is also useful coverage as it hits Dragon-types like Dragonite and Garchomp very hard.
* Poison Jab allows Buzzwole to check Fairy-types such as Tapu Bulu and Azumarill who otherwise threaten the rest of the team.


Set Details
========
* Describe the other aspects of the set such as what the EVs do and nature/item.
* Maximum Attack investment allows Buzzwole to hit as hard as possible.
* Maximum Speed investment paired with a Jolly nature and further augmented by a Choice Scarf allows Buzzwole to outspeed threats such as Choice Scarf Tapu Bulu and Life Orb Latios.
* Beast Boost allows Buzzwole to snowball break down teams by getting an attack boost after KOing a Pokemon, which can be useful for evening out Superpower’s Attack drop when sweeping.

Usage Tips
========
* Describe how to use the Pokemon in question.
* Buzzwole is used best as a revenge killer, so switching it into physical attacks such as Excadrill’s Earthquake or Tapu Bulu’s Wood Hammer allows Buzzwole to force them out or KO them.
* Buzzwole can also sweep teams effectively if all of its checks are gone, this is also helped with Beast Boost boosting its Attack after every consecutive KO.
* Buzzwole should avoid fast or bulky special attackers as its low Special Defense leaves it open to any special revenge killers like Keldeo and Mega Diancie.
* Buzzwole should avoid getting choice locked into an unfavorable move as Pokemon like Mega Scizor and Mega Altaria will take advantage of this and try to setup on Buzzwole as a result.
* Buzzwole should not try to stay in on walls or any hazard users like Mega Sableye and Toxapex, as they will wear Buzzwole down and use status ailments to prevent Buzzwole from being useful.
Talk about the excessive cost of using Superpower; consistently lowering defenses makes it susceptible to faster physical attackers and priority. Maybe also mention how consistent exposure to hazards chip away at Buzzwole, especially if you aren't going to lock yourself into Leech Life.

Team Options
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* Describe some teammates that would be a good idea to pair with this Pokemon.
* Cobalion provides Buzzwole with Stealth Rock support, which allows Buzzwole to get KO's on Pokemon that use the Focus Sash such as Garchomp (Garchomp typically acts as a lead, maybe use Skarmory instead?) and Breloom. Cobalion also uses Thunder Wave to slow down fast threats like Choice Scarf Latios and Choice Scarf Greninja.
* Terrakion can outspeed and KO fast threats to Buzzwole such as Choice Scarf Hydreigon when using its Speed stat and Choice Scarf.
* Keldeo threatens physically defensive tanks like Mega Sableye and KO's them with Choice Specs boosted Hydro Pump. Unsure how much Specs Keld is used on Fighting; I've only really seen Scarf, but Fighting isn't common nowadays :/
* Breloom uses Spore to put opposing Pokemon to sleep and can revenge kill with its STAB Technician boosted priority Mach Punch. It also uses its Grass STAB move in Bullet Seed to take down bulky Water-types such as Swampert and Suicune.
* Hawlucha can remove hazards like Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web to allow Buzzwole not be worn down or slowed down on switch in.
* Kommo-o can take down walls such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur with its powerful z-move, Clangorous Soulblaze, and can prevent utility moves through Taunt. It also serves as another great special attacker that can beat down physical checks (such as?) and take care of the special attackers Buzzwole fears.
* Mega Gallade breaks though bulky Pokemon with a Swords Dance boost and its powerful STAB moves in Zen Headbutt and Close Combat. Buzzwole appreciates its ability to eliminate Poison-types, as Buzzwole struggles to KO most of them.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]

Other Options
=============


Fighting
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* Buzzwole can run a wallbreaker set that uses Substitute and Z-Focus Punch to take down walls like Celesteela, however this allows Buzzwole to be revenge killed by many Pokemon and is now heavily outsped by most of the metagame. Talk about how the lack of a Choice Scarf enables Buzzwole to be taken advantage of by faster attackers such as Mega Diancie.
* Drain Punch can be used as a slightly weaker STAB attack that also allows Buzzwole to sustain off its opponents and effectively snowball break down frail teams, however this move is very weak and misses out on some KO’s such as OHKOing Choice Scarf Nihilego. Also mention how Drain Punch does not lower Buzzwole's stats, unlike Superpower, which stagnates its Attack stat after a KO.
Earthquake might be nice to put as an OO as a better answer to Toxapex and Tapu Koko.



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

Fighting
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**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Defensive Pokemon like Skarmory, Hippowdon, and Staraptor, all completely wall Buzzwole’s attacks and can choose to Haze or phaze it out, recover any lost health, or wear it down with their attacks.

**Fairy-types**: Pokemon with a Fairy typing Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mimikyu are resistant to both of Buzzwole’s STAB attacks, which allows them to naturally KO Buzzwole in return with their Fairy STAB attacks. However, these Pokemon do still have to be wary of Poison Jab.

**Ghost-types**: Pokemon with a Ghost typing Ghost-types such as Jellicent and Marowak Alola Alolan Marowak are immune to Superpower and resist Leech Life which makes it hard for Buzzwole to KO these Pokemon.

**Poison-types**: Pokemon such as Toxapex and Venusaur Mega Mega Venusaur can take Buzzwole’s STAB combination and can recover their health and , while constantly wearing it down with their own attacks.

**Status**: Mega Sableye and Klefki threaten Buzzwole with status ailments like Burn and Paralysis, both respectively crippling its attack and slowing it down which comprimises Buzzwole's revenge killing role. Perhaps change the wording to generalize status as a threatening presence?

**Faster special attackers** Pokemon like Keldeo and Gengar can outspeed and KO Buzzwole due to its low Special Defense stat.

I'd recommend putting in a bullet for Psychic-types; Sash Alakazam, Scarf Latios, Victini; usually faster Psychic mons get the better of Buzzwole.
There's not much from me information wise; I think that you just need to adjust the wording of these statements, and it would make this analysis much better~
 
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#4
Thanks for the check C9, I implemented most of it except for a few minor things like Earthquake as an OO.
Otherwise I am now ready for checks again.
 

Moosical

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#5
Discount Heracross
[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========
* Buzzwole is a great bulky revenge killer as its high physical attack, respectable Physical Defense, and useful movepool allows it to check many threats to Fighting teams like Tapu Bulu and Excadrill. Either specify Sand Rush Excadrill or change to a different example.
* Buzzwole’s high Attack stat and Bug-type STAB move in Leech Life allows it to hit Psychic-types like Latios and Meloetta, which Fighting teams tend to struggle with. Meloetta is also a bad example here, maybe celebi?
* Buzzwole’s access to Ice punch allows it to hit Flying- and Dragon-types that Fighting struggles against like Zapdos and Landorus-T and [dragon mon], while Poison Jab allows Buzzwole to KOrevenge kill Fairy-types like Azumarill and Tapu Bulu.
* Buzzwole also sports respectable physical bulk, which allows it to check physical attackers such as Terrakion and Excadrill. Terrakion is a bad example here, I would only use mirror match Pokemon if they were super relevant, also you already use excadrill as an example in the first bullet. Use some other noteworthy things its survives, such as play rough from +0 azumarill. If you use Azumarill as an example in this bullet, change the previous one to Tapu Koko.
* Despite this Buzzwole is still somewhat inferior to Heracross because of its speed, as it misses out on outspeeding some crucial Pokemon such as Togekiss and Gyarados after a Dragon Dance. Heracross also has more effective STAB moves that allow it to offer more offensive pressure for Fighting teams. This should be the last bullet and it needs to be rephrased to state that it competes for the same slot as Heracross. Also, I wouldn't straight up say that it's inferior, since they have different niches. Just state what Heracross does instead. Also, Togekiss is a bad example - I'd use maybe Mega Altaria?
* Buzzwole is also very weak to special attackers as its Special Defense stat is very low, so Pokemon like Keldeo and Hydreigon can easily revenge kill it.
* Buzzwole, like many other Fighting-Types, is very weak to status ailments and can have its purposes be completely negated by any of them.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper
move 1: Leech Life
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Ice Punch
move 4: Poison Jab
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
========
* Leech Life is Buzzwole’s most consistent STAB attack and allows it to hit Psychic- and Grass-types like Latias and Celebi for good damage. Leech Life also allows Buzzwole to sustain off of its opponents thanks to it draining half the health of the opposing Pokemon.
* Superpower is Buzzwole’s most powerful STAB attack that allows it to hit Normal and Steel-types like Porygon2 and Excadrill.
* Ice Punch allows Buzzwole to hit defensive Ground and Flying-types such as Gliscor and Landorus-T who otherwise wall the other physical attackers on the team. It is also useful coverage as it hits Dragon-types like Dragonite and Garchomp very hard.
* Poison Jab allows Buzzwole to check Fairy-types such as Tapu Bulu and Azumarill who otherwise threaten the rest of the team.

Set Details
========
* Maximum Attack investment allows Buzzwole to hit as hard as possible.
* Maximum Speed investment paired with a Jolly nature and further augmented by a Choice Scarf allows Buzzwole to outspeed threats such as Choice Scarf Tapu Bulu and Life Orb Latios.
* Beast Boost allows Buzzwole to break down teams by getting an attack boost after KOing a Pokemon, which can be useful for evening out Superpower’s Attack drop when sweeping.

Usage Tips
========
* Buzzwole is used best as a revenge killer so switching it into physical attacks such as Excadrill’s Earthquake or Tapu Bulu’s Wood Hammer allows Buzzwole to force them out or KO them. These two statements kind of contradict eachother. A revenge killer is something that comes in after one of its teammates faints, not something that is switching into attacks.
* Buzzwole can also sweep teams effectively if all of its checks are gone, this is also helped with Beast Boost boosting its Attack after every consecutive KO. Name some of its checks.
* Buzzwole should avoid fast or bulky special attackers as its low Special Defense leaves it open to any special revenge killers like Keldeo and Mega Diancie. Remove Keldeo and give an example of a bulky Special Attacker (Mega Slowbro)
* Buzzwole should avoid getting choice locked into an unfavorable move as Pokemon like Mega Scizor and Mega Altaria will take advantage of this and try to setup on Buzzwole as a result. Rephrase it to being careful of locking into one of those moves - not avoid.
* Try to avoid using Superpower continuously as it can lead to Buzzwole becoming less and less effective as it drops its Attack every turn that it is used, leaving it to be easily revenge killed or setup on. Again, avoid is the wrong word here. "Be wary of using..."
* Buzzwole should not try to stay in on walls or any hazard users like Mega Sableye and Toxapex, as they will wear Buzzwole down and use status ailments to prevent Buzzwole from being useful. This is a better place to use avoid. "Avoid walls that Buzzwole cannot do much damage to such as x and x as they threaten to wear down Buzzwole or hamper it with status".
* Bullet specifically about avoiding status


Team Options
========
* Cobalion provides Buzzwole with Stealth Rock support, which allows Buzzwole to get KO's on Pokemon that use the Focus Sash such as Garchomp and Breloom. Cobalion also uses Thunder Wave to slow down fast threats like Choice Scarf Latios and Choice Scarf Greninja.
* Terrakion can outspeed and KO fast threats to Buzzwole such as Choice Scarf Hydreigon when using a Choice Scarf. Rephrase this to state in the beginning of the sentence that Terrakion also uses choice scarf (phrasing thing) - could also specify that they're a speed control duo that handle some of eachother's checks.
* Keldeo threatens physically defensive tanks that Buzzwole cannot handle like Mega Sableye and KO's them with Choice Specs boosted Hydro Pump.
* Breloom uses Spore to put opposing Pokemon to sleep and can revenge kill with Mach Punch. It also uses Bullet Seed to take down bulky Water-types such as Swampert and Suicune. You need to give examples of why Mach Punch is relevant to Buzzwole. What is it revenge killing with Mach Punch that is threatening to Buzzwole?
* Hawlucha can act as an entry hazard remover to remove hazards like Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web to allow Buzzwole not be worn down or slowed down on switch in.
* Kommo-o can take down walls such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur with its powerful z-move, Clangorous Soulblaze, and can prevent utility moves using Taunt. It also serves as another great special attacker that can beat down physical checks like Hippowdon and take care of the special attackers Buzzwole fears. This is worded incorrectly. Its Z-Move doesn't "take down walls" - it doesn't OHKO them. You need to rephrase this to something like "Kommo-o is a powerful setup sweeper, using its powerful Clangorous Soulblaze to gain +1 in all stats and appreciates Buzzwole eliminating its checks such as x and x prior to setting up. Additionally, it can take on Pokemon that wall Buzzwole such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur with Taunt to prevent them from healing."
* Mega Gallade breaks though bulky Pokemon with a Swords Dance boost and its powerful STAB moves in Zen Headbutt and Close Combat. Buzzwole appreciates its ability to eliminate Poison-types, as Buzzwole struggles to KO most of them.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]

Other Options
=============


Fighting
--------
* Buzzwole can run a wallbreaker set that uses Substitute and Z-Focus Punch to take down walls like Celesteela, however this allows Buzzwole to be revenge killed by many Pokemon and is now heavily outsped by most of the metagame.
* Drain Punch can be used as a slightly weaker STAB attack that also allows Buzzwole to sustain off its opponents and effectively break down frail teams as it no longer drops any of Buzzwole's stats, however this move is very weak and misses out on some KO’s such as OHKOing Choice Scarf Nihilego. I don't think Drain Punch is worth including on the Choice Scarf set...it's a lot weaker than superpower (not slightly weaker) 120 BP vs 75 BP is a lot. You don't even have the same damage output as Superpower when at +1.


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

Fighting
--------
**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Physically Defensive Pokemon like Skarmory, Hippowdon, and Staraptor, all completely wall Buzzwole’s attacks and can choose to Haze or phaze it out, recover any lost health, or wear it down with their attacks.

**Fairy-types**: Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mimikyu are resistant to both of Buzzwole’s STAB attacks, which allows them to naturally KO Buzzwole in return with their Fairy STAB attacks. However, these Pokemon do still have to be wary of Poison Jab.

**Ghost-types**: Ghost-types such as Jellicent and Alolan Marowak are immune to Superpower and resist Leech Life which makes it hard for Buzzwole to KO these Pokemon.

**Poison-types**: Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur can takeresist Buzzwole’s STAB combination and can recover their health while constantly wearing it down with their attacks.

**Status**: Mega Sableye and Klefki threaten Buzzwole with status ailments like Burn and Paralysis, both respectively crippling its attack and slowing it down which comprimises Buzzwole's revenge killing role.

**Faster special attackers** Pokemon like Keldeo and Gengar can outspeed and KO Buzzwole due to its low Special Defense stat.
QC 1/3
 

maroon

I make no promises
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#7
amcheck, implement what you like n_n
Discount Heracross
[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========
* Buzzwole is a great bulky revenge killer as its high physical attack, respectable Physical Defense, and useful movepool allows it to check many threats to Fighting teams like Tapu Koko and Sand Rush Excadrill.

* Buzzwole’s high Attack stat and Bug-type STAB move in Leech Life allows it to hit Psychic-types like Latios and Celebi, which Fighting teams tend to struggle with.
* Buzzwole’s access to Ice punch allows it to hit Flying- and Dragon-types that Fighting struggles against like Landorus-T and Garchomp, while Poison Jab allows Buzzwole to revenge kill Fairy-types like Azumarill and Tapu Bulu.
- for ice punch and leech life, imo these sound like move section comments. maybe say how its coverage/stab allow it to take on threats to Fighting teams such as x and x. you could possibly add this to the section talking abt how it can check koko/excadrill

* Buzzwole also sports respectable physical bulk, which allows it to check physical attackers such as Belly Drum Azumarill and Mega Lopunny.
- imo that just emphasizes its natural physical bulk

* However, Buzzwole is very weak to special attackers as its Special Defense stat is very low, so Pokemon like Keldeo and Hydreigon can easily revenge kill it.
* Buzzwole, like many other Fighting-Types, is very weak to status ailments and can have its purposes be completely negated by any of them.
- why does it not like status

* Despite this Buzzwole is still somewhat inferior to Heracross because of its speed, as it misses out on outspeeding some crucial Pokemon such as Togekiss and Gyarados after a Dragon Dance. Heracross also has more effective STAB moves that allow it to offer more offensive pressure for Fighting teams.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper (Fighting)
move 1: Leech Life
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Ice Punch
move 4: Poison Jab / Stone Edge
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
========
* Leech Life is Buzzwole’s most consistent STAB attack and allows it to hit Psychic- and Grass-types like Latias and Celebi for good damage. Leech Life also allows Buzzwole to sustain off of its opponents thanks to it draining half the health of the opposing Pokemon.
* Superpower is Buzzwole’s most powerful STAB attack that allows it to hit Normal and Steel-types like Porygon2 and Excadrill.
* Ice Punch allows Buzzwole to hit defensive Ground and Flying-types such as Gliscor and Landorus-T who otherwise wall the other physical attackers on the team. It is also useful coverage as it hits Dragon-types like Dragonite and Garchomp very hard.
* Poison Jab allows Buzzwole to check Fairy-types such as Tapu Bulu and Azumarill who otherwise threaten the rest of the team.
* Stone Edge
* Earthquake


Set Details
========
* Maximum Attack investment allows Buzzwole to hit as hard as possible.
* Maximum Speed investment paired with a Jolly nature and further augmented by a Choice Scarf allows Buzzwole to outspeed threats such as Choice Scarf Tapu Bulu and Life Orb Latios.
* Beast Boost allows Buzzwole to break down teams by getting an attack boost after KOing a Pokemon, which can be useful for evening out Superpower’s Attack drop when sweeping.

Usage Tips
========
* Buzzwole is used best as a revenge killer so switching it into physical attacks such as Excadrill’s Earthquake or Tapu Bulu’s Wood Hammer after a teammate has fallen allows Buzzwole to force them out or KO them.
* Buzzwole can also sweep teams effectively if opposing walls like Toxapex and Mega Sableye all of its checks are gone, this is also helped with Beast Boost boosting its Attack after every consecutive KO.
* Buzzwole should avoid fast or bulky special attackers as its low Special Defense leaves it open to any special revenge killers like Mega Diancie and Mega Slowbro.
* Buzzwole be cautious about not getting choice locked into an unfavorable move as Pokemon like Mega Scizor and Mega Altaria will take advantage of this and try to setup on Buzzwole as a result.
* Be wary of using Superpower continuously as it can lead to Buzzwole becoming less and less effective as it drops its Attack every turn that it is used, leaving it to be easily revenge killed or setup on.
* Buzzwole should avoid staying in on walls or any status users like Klefki, as they will hamper Buzzwoles effectiveness with their status moves.
* Buzzwole should always avoid taking any sort of status ailment whether it comes from a Pokemon or an entry hazard, as it lowers its effectiveness throughout the match significantly.

Team Options
========

* I would generalize up here what Buzzwole does for Fighting teams in general and only include if there is a specific scenario in the rest of team options.
* Cobalion provides Buzzwole with Stealth Rock support, which allows Buzzwole to get KO's on Pokemon that use the Focus Sash such as Garchomp and Breloom. Cobalion also uses Thunder Wave to slow down fast threats like Choice Scarf Latios and Choice Scarf Greninja.
* Terrakion uses a Choice Scarf to act as a secondary form of speed control able to handle even faster threats to Fighting teams like Choice Scarf Victini and Choice Scarf Hydreigon. Buzzwole in return can handle Terrakion's checks like Azumarill and Gliscor.
* Keldeo threatens physically defensive tanks that Buzzwole cannot handle like Mega Sableye and KO's them with Choice Specs boosted Hydro Pump.
* Breloom uses Spore to put opposing Pokemon to sleep that threaten Buzzwole such as x and can revenge kill fast threats to Buzzwole like Choice Scarf Greninja with Mach Punch. It also uses Bullet Seed to take down bulky Water-types such as Swampert and Suicune.
* Hawlucha can act as a remove hazards like Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web to allow Buzzwole not be worn down or slowed down on switch in.
* Kommo-o is a powerful setup sweeper, using its powerful Clangorous Soulblaze to dent opposing Pokemon and boost all of its stats by one stage. It appreciates Buzzwole eliminating Fairy-types like Azumarill and Tapu Bulu that block its Z-move prior to setting up. Additionally, it can take on Pokemon that wall Buzzwole such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur with Taunt to prevent them from healing.
* Mega Gallade breaks though bulky Pokemon with a Swords Dance boost and its powerful STAB moves in Zen Headbutt and Close Combat. Buzzwole appreciates its ability to eliminate Poison-types, as Buzzwole struggles to KO most of them.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]

Other Options
=============

Fighting
--------
* Buzzwole can run a wallbreaker set that uses Substitute and Z-Focus Punch to take down walls like Celesteela, however this allows Buzzwole to be revenge killed by many Pokemon and is now heavily outsped by most of the metagame.

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

Fighting
--------
**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Physically Defensive Pokemon like Skarmory, Hippowdon, and Staraptor, all completely wall Buzzwole’s attacks and can choose to phaze it out, recover any lost health, or wear it down with their attacks.

**Fairy-types**: Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mimikyu are resistant to both of Buzzwole’s STAB attacks, which allows them to naturally KO Buzzwole in return with their Fairy STAB attacks. However, these Pokemon do still have to be wary of Poison Jab.

**Ghost-types**: Ghost-types such as Jellicent and Alolan Marowak are immune to Superpower and resist Leech Life which makes it hard for Buzzwole to KO these Pokemon.

**Poison-types**: Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur resist Buzzwole’s STAB combination and can recover their health while constantly wearing it down with their attacks.

**Status**: Mega Sableye and Klefki threaten Buzzwole with status ailments like Burn and Paralysis, both respectively crippling its attack and slowing it down which comprimises Buzzwole's revenge killing role.

**Faster special attackers** Pokemon like Keldeo and Gengar can outspeed and KO Buzzwole due to its low Special Defense stat.
 
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Overview:
- Reads like Buzzwole is a strictly worse Heracross. You should discuss what Heracross does better (as you do already), but you should also describe what Buzzwole does better than Heracross can (notably beat Dragon mons).
- The Overview basically reads like sentence 1 is a roadmap and the next 3 are expanding on that. That's sort of okay, but the way it's written right now makes it feel like you're just repeating details. Can you rework this?

Set:
- Shouldn't EQ be slashed with Poison Jab? Being able to OHKO -1 Victini, Mega Diancie (after rocks), and deal serious damage to Klefki seems nice. Poison Jab is cool for Tapu Bulu but it's not like Tapu Bulu is really gonna touch Buzzwole anyway.

Set Details:
- "Latios and Choice Scarf Tapu Bulu" is better here. Covers non-Life Orb without suggesting Choice Scarf Latios is outsped.

Usage Tips:
- For the two Pokemon you listed for revenge killing, Buzzwole can honestly just switch right into them. Might pick different examples?
- Mega Scizor's not that great of an example here, since Buzzwole literally can't stop Mega Scizor regardless of what move it locks into.

Looks good QC 2/3
 

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#11
Slow Bulky Heracross
[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========
Buzzwole is one of Fighting's best revenge killers as it can effectively KO Dragon-Types and sweep weakened teams with its STAB combination. Buzzwole’s high Attack stat and Bug-type STAB move in Leech Life allows it to hit Psychic-types like Latios and Celebi, which Fighting teams tend to struggle with. Buzzwole’s access to Ice- and Poison-type coverage also benefits the team as it can help get rid of opposing Flying-, Dragon- and Fairy-Types like Landorus-T, Garchomp, and Tapu Bulu, respectively. Buzzwole also sports respectable physical bulk, which allows it to check physical attackers such as Belly Drum Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Despite this Buzzwole is still somewhat inferior to Heracross because of its speed, as it misses out on outspeeding some crucial Pokemon such as Togekiss I'm assuming you mean Choice Scarf Togekiss in this situation make it more obvious and Gyarados after a Dragon Dance. Heracross also has more effective STAB moves that allow it to offer more offensive pressure for Fighting teams. Another big thing would be Pursuit for Latios that makes Hera seem more appealing than Buzz Buzzwole is also very weak to special attackers as its Special Defense stat is very low, so Pokemon like Keldeo and Hydreigon can easily revenge kill it. Like many other Fighting-Types, Buzzwole is very weak to status ailments as burn cuts its revenge killing power in half and paralysis slows it down significantly, preventing it from outspeeding threats to the team.


[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper
move 1: Leech Life
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Ice Punch
move 4: Poison Jab / Earthquake
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
========
Leech Life is Buzzwole’s most consistent STAB attack and allows it to hit Psychic- and Grass-types like Latias and Celebi maybe using another Grass type like Serp would be better to avoid reapting same mons over and over since celebi isn't most common thing compared t Latios and Latias for good damage. Leech Life also allows Buzzwole to sustain off of its opponents thanks to it draining half the health of the opposing Pokemon. Superpower is Buzzwole’s most powerful STAB attack that allows it to hit Normal and Steel-types like Porygon2 and Excadrill. Ice Punch allows Buzzwole to hit defensive Ground and Flying-types such as Gliscor and Landorus-T who otherwise wall the other physical attackers on the team. It is also useful coverage as it hits Dragon-types like Dragonite and Garchomp very hard. Poison Jab allows Buzzwole to check Fairy-types such as Tapu Bulu and Azumarill who otherwise threaten the rest of the team. Earthquake can be used over Poison Jab to revenge kill Victini after a V-create, and check Mega-Diancie after Stealth Rock damage.
Really solid QC 3/3
 
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haven't done one of these in ages, am check. wait till a gp member approves to implement.
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[OVERVIEW]

Fighting

========

Buzzwole is one of Fighting's best revenge killers, (AC) as it can effectively KO Dragon-types and sweep weakened teams with its STAB combination. Buzzwole’s high Attack stat and Bug-type STAB move in Leech Life allows it to hit Psychic-types like Latios and Celebi, which Fighting teams tend to struggle with. Buzzwole’s , (AC) and its access to Ice- and Poison-type coverage also benefits the team, (AC) as it can help get rid of opposing Flying-, Dragon-, (AC) and Fairy-types like Landorus-T, Garchomp, and Tapu Bulu, respectively. Buzzwole also sports respectable physical bulk, which allows it to check physical attackers such as Mega Lopunny and Belly Drum Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Despite this, (AC) Buzzwole is still somewhat inferior to Heracross because of its the former's lower speed, as it misses out on outspeeding some crucial Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Togekiss and Gyarados after a Dragon Dance. Heracross also has more effective STAB moves that allows it to offensively pressure opposing teams more, and as well as the ability to Pursuit trap Pokemon like Victini after a V-create. Buzzwole is also very weak vulnerable to special attackers, (AC) as its Special Defense stat is very low, so Pokemon like Keldeo and Hydreigon can easily revenge kill it. Like many other Fighting-types, Buzzwole is very weak vulnerable to status ailments, (AC) as burns cuts its revenge killing power in half and paralysis slows it down significantly, preventing it from outspeeding threats to the team.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper
move 1: Leech Life
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Ice Punch
move 4: Poison Jab / Earthquake
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

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

Leech Life is Buzzwole’s most consistent STAB attack and allows it to hit Psychic- and Grass-types like Latias and Serperior for good damage. Leech Life also allows provides Buzzwole with a minor form of recovery to sustain off of its opponents thanks to it draining half the health of the opposing Pokemon. Superpower is Buzzwole’s most powerful STAB attack that allows it to hit Normal-(AH) and Steel-types like Porygon2 and Excadrill. Ice Punch allows Buzzwole to hit defensive Ground-(AH) and Flying-types such as Gliscor and Landorus-T who that would otherwise wall the other physical attackers on the team. It is also useful coverage, (AC) as it hits Dragon-types like Dragonite and Garchomp very hard. Poison Jab allows Buzzwole to check Fairy-types such as Tapu Bulu and Azumarill, (AC) which who otherwise threaten the rest of the team. Earthquake can be used over Poison Jab to revenge kill Victini after a V-create, (RC) and as well as check KO Mega-Diancie after Stealth Rock damage.

Set Details
========

Maximum Attack investment allows Buzzwole to hit as hard as possible. Maximum Speed investment paired with a Jolly nature and further augmented by a Choice Scarf allows Buzzwole to outspeed threats such as Latios and Choice Scarf Tapu Bulu. Beast Boost allows Buzzwole to break down teams by getting an attack boost after KOing a Pokemon, which can be useful for evening out Superpower’s Attack drop when sweeping.

Usage Tips
========

Buzzwole is used best as a revenge killer, (AC) so switching it into Pokemon with such as Tapu Koko or and Latios after a teammate has fallen allows Buzzwole to force them out or KO them. Buzzwole can also sweep teams effectively if opposing walls like Toxapex and Mega Sableye are gone, with Beast Boost making this easier by increasing Buzzwole's Attack this is also helped with Beast Boost boosting its Attack after every consecutive KO. Buzzwole should avoid staying in on fast or bulky special attackers, (AC) as its low Special Defense leaves it open to many special revenge killers like Mega Diancie and Mega Slowbro. Buzzwole must be cautious about not getting Choice-(AH)locked into an unfavorable move, (AC) as since (bc you say 'as a result' later, having 'as' here feels sorta weird to me, but i'm not gp, so) Pokemon like Dragonite and Mega Altaria will take advantage of this and try to setup set up on Buzzwole as a result. Be wary of using Superpower continuously, (AC) as it can lead to Buzzwole becoming less and less effective as it drops its Attack and Defense every turn that it is used due to the move lowering Buzzwole's Attack and Defense and, (RC) leaving it to be more easily revenge killed or setup set up on. Buzzwole should avoid staying in on walls or any status users like Klefki, as they will hamper Buzzwole'(AA)s effectiveness with their status moves. Buzzwole should always avoid taking any sort of status ailment whether it comes from a Pokemon or an entry hazard, as it lowers its effectiveness throughout the match significantly. (isn't this point kinda the same as the one you just made?)

Team Options
========

Cobalion provides Buzzwole with Stealth Rock support, which allows Buzzwole to get KO'(RA)s on Pokemon that use the Focus Sash users such as Garchomp and Breloom, . (AC, RP) Cobalion as well as also uses make use of Thunder Wave to slow down fast threats like Choice Scarf Latios and Choice Scarf Greninja. Terrakion uses a Choice Scarf to act as a secondary form of speed control able to that can handle even faster threats to Fighting teams like Choice Scarf Victini and Choice Scarf Hydreigon. In return, Buzzwole in return can handle Terrakion's checks like Azumarill and Gliscor. Keldeo threatens physically defensive tanks that Buzzwole cannot handle like Mega Sableye and KO's KOes them with Choice Specs-(AH)boosted Hydro Pump. Breloom uses Spore to put opposing Pokemon to sleep and can revenge kill fast threats to Buzzwole like Choice Scarf Greninja with Mach Punch. It Breloom also uses Bullet Seed to take down bulky Water-types such as Swampert and Suicune who that also wear down Buzzwole. Hawlucha can act as a way to remove hazards like Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web, (AC) to allow preventing Buzzwole from not being worn down or slowed down when it switches in. Kommo-o appreciates Buzzwole eliminating Fairy-types like Azumarill and Tapu Bulu that block its Z-Move prior to setting up. Additionally, it can take on Pokemon that wall Buzzwole such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur with Clangorous Soublaze and Taunt and Clangorous Soulblaze to prevent them from healing. Mega Gallade breaks though bulky Pokemon with after a Swords Dance boost and with its powerful STAB moves in Zen Headbutt and Close Combat. Buzzwole appreciates its ability to eliminate Poison-types, as Buzzwole struggles to KO them.

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

Fighting
--------

Buzzwole can run a wallbreaker set that uses Substitute and Z-Focus Punch to take down walls like Celesteela, however but this allows Buzzwole to be revenge killed by many Pokemon and because it is now heavily outsped by most of the metagame. Keldeo also does this more efficiently with Choice Specs and its STAB combination.

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

Fighting
--------

**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Physically defensive Pokemon like Skarmory, Hippowdon, and Staraptor, (RC) all completely wall Buzzwole’s attacks and can choose to phaze it out, recover any lost health, or wear it down with their attacks.

**Fairy-types**: Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mimikyu are resistant to both of Buzzwole’s STAB attacks, which allows them to naturally KO Buzzwole in return with their Fairy STAB attacks. However, these Pokemon do still have to be wary of Poison Jab.

**Ghost-types**: Ghost-types such as Jellicent and Alolan Marowak are immune to Superpower and resist Leech Life, (AC) which makes it hard for Buzzwole to KO these Pokemon.

**Poison-types**: Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur resist Buzzwole’s STAB combination and can recover their health while constantly wearing it down with their attacks.

**Status**: Mega Sableye and Klefki threaten Buzzwole with status ailments like burn and paralysis, both respectively which crippling lower its attack and slowing it down which comprimises Buzzwole's revenge killing role by slowing it down, respectively.

**Faster Special Attackers** Pokemon like Keldeo and Gengar can outspeed and KO Buzzwole due to its low Special Defense stat.
 

martha

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super solid, not many changes
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GP 1/2

[OVERVIEW]

Fighting

========

Buzzwole is one of Fighting's best revenge killers, (AC) as it can effectively KO Dragon-types and sweep weakened teams with its STAB combination. Buzzwole’s high Attack stat and Bug-type STAB move in Leech Life allows allow it to hit Psychic-types like Latios and Celebi, which Fighting teams tend to struggle with. Buzzwole’s , (AC) and its Its (changing from buzzwole’s < its is good but the sentence then becomes super long, so starting a new one makes it read a little better) access to Ice- and Poison-type coverage also benefits the team, (AC) as it can help get rid of opposing Flying-, Dragon-, (AC) and Fairy-types like Landorus-T, Garchomp, and Tapu Bulu, respectively. Buzzwole also sports respectable physical bulk, which allows it to check physical attackers such as Mega Lopunny and Belly Drum Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Despite this, (AC) Buzzwole is still somewhat inferior to Heracross because of its the former's lower Speed, as it misses out on outspeeding some crucial Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Togekiss and Gyarados after a Dragon Dance boost. (+1 Gyarados is also an option) Heracross also has more effective STAB moves that allows it to offensively pressure opposing teams more, and as well as the ability to Pursuit trap Pokemon like Victini after a V-create. Buzzwole is also very weak vulnerable to special attackers, (AC) as its Special Defense stat is very low, so Pokemon like Keldeo and Hydreigon can easily revenge kill it. Like many other Fighting-types, Buzzwole is very weak vulnerable to status ailments, (AC) as burns cuts its revenge killing power in half and paralysis slows it down significantly, preventing it from outspeeding threats to the team.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper
move 1: Leech Life
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Ice Punch
move 4: Poison Jab / Earthquake
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

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

Leech Life is Buzzwole’s most consistent STAB attack and allows it to hit Psychic- and Grass-types like Latias and Serperior for good damage. Leech Life also allows provides Buzzwole with a minor form of recovery to sustain off of its opponents thanks to it draining half the health of the opposing Pokemon. Superpower is Buzzwole’s most powerful STAB attack that allows it to hit Normal-(AH) and Steel-types like Porygon2 and Excadrill. Ice Punch allows Buzzwole to hit defensive Ground-(AH) and Flying-types such as Gliscor and Landorus-T who that would otherwise wall the other physical attackers on the team. It is also useful coverage, (AC) as it hits Dragon-types like Dragonite and Garchomp very hard. Poison Jab allows Buzzwole to check Fairy-types such as Tapu Bulu and Azumarill, (AC) which who otherwise threaten the rest of the team. Earthquake can be used over Poison Jab to revenge kill Victini after a V-create, (RC) and as well as check KO Mega-Diancie Mega Diancie after Stealth Rock damage.

Set Details
========

Maximum Attack investment allows Buzzwole to hit as hard as possible. Maximum Speed investment paired with a Jolly nature and further augmented by a Choice Scarf allows Buzzwole to outspeed threats such as Latios and Choice Scarf Tapu Bulu. Beast Boost allows enables (repetitive) Buzzwole to break down teams by getting an Attack boost after KOing a Pokemon, which can be useful for evening out Superpower’s Attack drop when sweeping.

Usage Tips
========

Buzzwole is used best as a revenge killer, (AC) so switching it into Pokemon with such as Tapu Koko or and Latios after a teammate has fallen allows Buzzwole to force them out or KO them. Buzzwole can also sweep teams effectively if opposing walls like Toxapex and Mega Sableye are gone, with Beast Boost making this easier by increasing Buzzwole's Attack this is also helped with Beast Boost boosting its Attack after every consecutive KO. Buzzwole should avoid staying in on fast or bulky special attackers, (AC) as its low Special Defense leaves it open to many special revenge killers like Mega Diancie and Mega Slowbro. Buzzwole must be cautious about not getting Choice-(AH)locked into an unfavorable move, (AC) as since (bc you say 'as a result' later, having 'as' here feels sorta weird to me, but i'm not gp, so) (yeah this is fine) Pokemon like Dragonite and Mega Altaria will take advantage of this and try to setup set up on Buzzwole as a result. Be wary of using Superpower continuously, (AC) as it can lead to Buzzwole becoming less and less effective as it drops its Attack and Defense every turn that it is used due to the move lowering Buzzwole's Attack and Defense and, (RC) leaving it to be more easily revenge killed or setup set up on. Buzzwole should avoid staying in on walls or any status users like Klefki, as they will hamper Buzzwole'(AA)s effectiveness with their status moves. Buzzwole should always avoid taking any sort of status ailment whether it comes from a Pokemon or an entry hazard, as it lowers its effectiveness throughout the match significantly. (isn't this point kinda the same as the one you just made?)

Team Options
========

Cobalion provides Buzzwole with Stealth Rock support, which allows Buzzwole to get KO'(RA)s on Pokemon that use the Focus Sash users such as Garchomp and Breloom, . (AC, RP) Cobalion as well as also uses make use of Thunder Wave to slow down fast threats like Choice Scarf Latios and Choice Scarf Greninja. Terrakion uses a Choice Scarf to act as a secondary form of speed control way to check faster threats (speed control is stuff like tr / twave / tailwind not scarfers) able to handle even faster threats to Fighting teams like Choice Scarf Victini and Choice Scarf Hydreigon. In return, Buzzwole in return can handle Terrakion's checks like Azumarill and Gliscor. Keldeo threatens physically defensive tanks that Buzzwole cannot handle like Mega Sableye and KO's KOes them with Choice Specs-(AH)boosted Hydro Pump. Breloom uses Spore to put opposing Pokemon to sleep and can revenge kill faster threats to Buzzwole like Choice Scarf Greninja with Mach Punch. It Breloom also uses Bullet Seed to take down bulky Water-types such as Swampert and Suicune who that also wear down Buzzwole. Hawlucha can act as a way to remove hazards like Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web, (AC) to allow preventing Buzzwole from not being worn down or slowed down when it switches in. Kommo-o appreciates Buzzwole eliminating Fairy-types like Azumarill and Tapu Bulu that block its Z-Move prior to setting up. Additionally, it can take on Pokemon that wall Buzzwole such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur with Clangorous Soublaze and Taunt and Clangorous Soulblaze to prevent them from healing. Mega Gallade breaks though bulky Pokemon with after a Swords Dance boost and with its powerful STAB moves in Zen Headbutt and Close Combat. Buzzwole appreciates its ability to eliminate Poison-types, as Buzzwole struggles to KO them.

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

Fighting
--------

Buzzwole can run a wallbreaker set that uses Substitute and Z- Focus Punch in combination with Fightinium Z to take down walls like Celesteela, however but this allows Buzzwole to be revenge killed by many Pokemon and because it is now heavily outsped by most of the metagame. Keldeo also does this more efficiently with Choice Specs and its STAB combination.

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

Fighting
--------

**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Physically defensive Pokemon like Skarmory, Hippowdon, and Staraptor, (RC) all completely wall Buzzwole’s attacks and can choose to phaze it out, recover any lost health, or wear it down with their attacks.

**Fairy-types**: Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mimikyu are resistant or immune to both of Buzzwole’s STAB attacks, which allows them to naturally KO Buzzwole in return with their Fairy STAB attacks. However, these Pokemon do still have to be wary of Poison Jab.

**Ghost-types**: Ghost-types such as Jellicent and Alolan Marowak are immune to Superpower and resist Leech Life, (AC) which makes it then hard for Buzzwole to KO these Pokemon.

**Poison-types**: Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur resist Buzzwole’s STAB combination and can recover their health while constantly wearing it down with their attacks.

**Status**: Mega Sableye and Klefki threaten Buzzwole with status ailments like burn and paralysis, both respectively which crippling lower its Attack and slowing it down which comprimises compromise Buzzwole's revenge killing role by slowing it down, respectively.

**Faster Special Attackers** Pokemon like Keldeo and Gengar can outspeed and KO Buzzwole due to its low Special Defense stat. (they don’t actually outspeed scarf and that’s the only set so clarify / address this)
 
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Just a quick notice.

I will not be connected to the internet for 5 and a half weeks as I will be away at a summer job, so I will not be able to make any changes to this or any of my other analyses.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
#18
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[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========


Buzzwole is one of Fighting's best revenge killers, as it can effectively KO Dragon-types and sweep weakened teams with its STAB combination. Buzzwole’s Buzzwole's high Attack stat and Bug-type STAB move in Leech Life allow it to hit Psychic-types like Latios and Celebi for heavy damage, which Fighting teams tend to struggle with. Its access to Ice- and Poison-type coverage also benefits the team, as it can help get rid of Flying-, Dragon-, and Fairy-types like Landorus-T, Garchomp, and Tapu Bulu, respectively. Buzzwole also (too much also in this overview and it's not rly needed here) sports respectable physical bulk, which allows it to check physical attackers such as Mega Lopunny and Belly Drum Azumarill. Despite this, Buzzwole is still somewhat inferior to Heracross because of the former's lower Speed, as it misses out on outspeeding some crucial Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Togekiss and +1 Gyarados. Heracross also has more effective STAB moves that allow it to offensively pressure opposing teams more, as well as the ability to Pursuit trap Pokemon like Victini after a V-create. Buzzwole is also very vulnerable to special attackers, as its Special Defense stat is very low, so Pokemon like Keldeo and Hydreigon can easily revenge kill it. Like many other Fighting-types, Buzzwole is very vulnerable to status ailments, as burns cut its revenge killing power in half and paralysis slows it down significantly, preventing it from outspeeding threats to the team.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper
move 1: Leech Life
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Ice Punch
move 4: Poison Jab / Earthquake
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe


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


Leech Life is Buzzwole’s Buzzwole's most consistent STAB attack and allows it to hit Psychic- and Grass-types like Latias and Serperior for good damage. Leech Life also provides Buzzwole with a minor form of recovery. Superpower is Buzzwole’s Buzzwole's most powerful STAB attack that and allows it to hit Normal- and Steel-types like Porygon2 and Excadrill. Ice Punch allows Buzzwole to hit defensive Ground- and Flying-types such as Gliscor and Landorus-T that would otherwise wall the other physical attackers on the team. It is also useful coverage, as it hits Dragon-types like Dragonite and Garchomp very hard. Poison Jab allows Buzzwole to check Fairy-types such as Tapu Bulu and Azumarill, which otherwise threaten the rest of the team. Earthquake can be used over Poison Jab to revenge kill Victini after a V-create as well as KO Mega Diancie after Stealth Rock damage.

Set Details
========


Maximum Attack investment allows Buzzwole to hit as hard as possible. Maximum Speed investment paired with a Jolly nature and further augmented by a Choice Scarf allows Buzzwole to outspeed threats such as Latios and Choice Scarf Tapu Bulu. Beast Boost enables Buzzwole to break down teams by getting an Attack boost after KOing a Pokemon, which can be useful for evening out Superpower’s Superpower's Attack drop when sweeping.

Usage Tips
========


Buzzwole is used best as a revenge killer, so switching it into Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Latios after a teammate has fallen allows Buzzwole to force them out or KO them. Buzzwole can also sweep teams effectively if opposing walls like Toxapex and Mega Sableye are gone, with Beast Boost making this easier by increasing Buzzwole's Attack after every consecutive KO. Buzzwole should avoid staying in on fast or bulky special attackers, as its low Special Defense leaves it open to many special revenge killers like Mega Diancie and Mega Slowbro. Buzzwole must be cautious about not getting Choice-locked into an unfavorable move, since Pokemon like Dragonite and Mega Altaria will take advantage of this and try to set up on Buzzwole as a result. Be wary of using Superpower continuously, as it can lead to Buzzwole becoming less and less effective due to the move lowering Buzzwole's Attack and Defense and leaving it more easily revenge killed or set up on. Buzzwole should avoid staying in on walls or any status users inducers like Klefki, as they will hamper Buzzwole's effectiveness with their status moves.

Team Options
========


Cobalion provides Buzzwole with Stealth Rock support, which allows Buzzwole to get KOs on Focus Sash users such as Garchomp and Breloom, as well as make use of Thunder Wave to slow down fast threats like Choice Scarf Latios and Choice Scarf Greninja. Terrakion uses a Choice Scarf to act as a way to check faster threats to Fighting teams like Choice Scarf Victini and Choice Scarf Hydreigon. In return, Buzzwole can handle Terrakion's checks like Azumarill and Gliscor. Keldeo threatens physically defensive tanks that Buzzwole cannot handle like Mega Sableye and KOes them with Choice Specs-boosted Hydro Pump. Breloom uses Spore to put opposing Pokemon to sleep and can revenge kill faster threats to Buzzwole like Choice Scarf Greninja with Mach Punch. Breloom also uses Bullet Seed to take down bulky Water-types such as Swampert and Suicune who that also wear down Buzzwole. Hawlucha can remove hazards like Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web, preventing Buzzwole from being worn down or slowed down when it switches in. Kommo-o appreciates Buzzwole eliminating Fairy-types like Azumarill and Tapu Bulu that block its Z-Move prior to setting up. Additionally, it can take on Pokemon that wall Buzzwole such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur with Clangorous Soublaze Soulblaze and use Taunt to prevent them from healing. Mega Gallade breaks though bulky Pokemon after a Swords Dance boost with its powerful STAB moves in Zen Headbutt and Close Combat. Buzzwole appreciates its ability to eliminate Poison-types, as Buzzwole struggles to KO them.

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


Fighting
--------


Buzzwole can run a wallbreaker set that uses Substitute and Focus Punch in combination with Fightinium Z to take down walls like Celesteela, but this allows Buzzwole to be revenge killed by many Pokemon because it is now heavily outsped by most of the metagame. Keldeo also does this more efficiently with Choice Specs and its STAB combination.

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


Fighting
--------


**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Physically defensive Pokemon like Skarmory, Hippowdon, and Staraptor all completely wall Buzzwole’s Buzzwole's attacks and can phaze it out, recover any lost health, or wear it down with their attacks.

**Fairy-types**: Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mimikyu are resistant or immune to both of Buzzwole’s Buzzwole's STAB attacks, which allows them to naturally safely KO Buzzwole in return with their STAB attacks. However, these Pokemon do still have to be wary of Poison Jab.

**Ghost-types**: Ghost-types such as Jellicent and Alolan Marowak are immune to Superpower and resist Leech Life, which makes then them hard for Buzzwole to KO.

**Poison-types**: Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur resist Buzzwole’s Buzzwole's STAB combination and can recover their health while constantly wearing it down with their attacks.

**Status**: Mega Sableye and Klefki threaten Buzzwole with status ailments like burn and paralysis, which lower its Attack and compromise Buzzwole's revenge killing role by slowing it down, respectively.

**Faster Special Attackers** Pokemon like Choice Scarf Blacephelon Blacephalon and Alolan Raichu under Electric Terrain can outspeed and KO Buzzwole due to its low Special Defense stat.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Namranan, 353292]]
- Fighting analysis by: [[Namranan, 353292]]
- Quality Checked by: [[Moosical, 215618], [Eien, 100418], [Vid, 239907]]
- Grammar checked by: [[martha, 384270], [A Cake Wearing A Hat, 388157]]

I removed a bunch of extra double spaces but didn't mark them; be sure you don't leave any this time.
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