Monotype Calm Mind Jirachi (Steel) [QC: 2/2] {GP: 1/1}

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[SET]
name: Calm Mind (Steel)
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psychic
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Moonblast / Substitute
item: Leftovers
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Jirachi has an extensive selection of coverage moves such as Psychic, Thunderbolt, and Moonblast that improves a variety of matchups for Steel such as Fighting, Dark, and Water; this, paired with Calm Mind, allows it to become an effective wallbreaker against teams like Flying, Poison, and Water. Calm Mind is Jirachi's main setup move, which allows it to break through defensive Pokemon such as Mantine, Toxapex, and Corviknight thanks to Jirachi's vast array of coverage moves. Psychic is Jirachi's Psychic-type STAB and is important for Poison- and Fighting-type Pokemon like Toxapex and Conkeldurr, which can be hard for Steel-type teams to handle otherwise. Thunderbolt is useful for damaging Water- and Flying-types such as Mantine and Corviknight with super effective damage. Moonblast damages Dark-type threats such as Hydreigon, Urshifu-S, and Sableye along with Dragon-types like Hydreigon and Kommo-o. Alternatively, Substitute can be used over Moonblast to protect Jirachi from Leech Seed and Scald burns, which allows it to set up in front of more defensive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Toxapex. Energy Ball is also an option to damage Ground-type Pokemon such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Rhyperior more effectively. The combination of Energy Ball and Thunderbolt can be really threatening to Water teams because it hits Gastrodon, Toxapex, Slowking, Mantine, and Rotom-W super effectively. Maximum Speed investment along with a Timid nature allows Jirachi to outspeed Hydreigon and Kyurem, while maximum Special Attack investment improves its wallbreaking capabilities.

Ferrothorn resists Water-type attacks from Pokemon such as Kingdra, Seismitoad, and Dracovish, it can also set up entry hazards to damage the opposing team and help Jirachi clean more efficiently. Ferrothorn also has access to Power Whip, which helps beat threats to Jirachi such as Seismitoad and Rhyperior if Jirachi is not running Energy Ball. Furthermore, Leech Seed support from Ferrothorn aids Jirachi in setting up with Calm Mind and extends its longevity. Corviknight and Skarmory can switch into Ground-type attacks from Excadrill and Hippowdon and gain recovery with Roost. Excadrill is nice for beating Pokemon like Skuntank and Drapion with Earthquake, which allows Jirachi to threaten the rest of the team with Psychic. Excadrill is useful for getting rid of entry hazards with Rapid Spin. Aegislash provides Fighting immunity and can utilize a broad array of sets. Swords Dance Aegislash and Bisharp help Jirachi beat Pokemon like Chansey and Ferrothorn, as well as revenge killing threats such as Dragapult, Gengar, and Alolan Raichu with Shadow Sneak and Sucker Punch, respectively. Choice Scarf Cobalion takes care of Fire-type Pokemon like Volcarona and Charizard with Stone Edge and can spread status with Thunder Wave or use Close Combat, which is nice for Normal- and Dark-type Pokemon like Heliolisk, Diggersby, and Urshifu-S. Lucario is also nice for beating Dark- and Steel-type Pokemon like Zarude and Bisharp with Nasty Plot and Vacuum Wave.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Roxiee, 481576]]
- Steel analysis by: [[Roxiee, 481576]]
- Quality checked by: [[Harpp, 320110], [Decem, 362454]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Milak, 262594]]
 
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[SET COMMENTS]
* ' Jirachi has an extensive selection of coverage moves such as Psychic, Thunderbolt, and Moonblast, and pairing Jirachi with Calm Mind allows it to become a strong wallbreaker.' Mention in the first line what Jirachi does for Steel type team, what match ups it improves with the coverage you mentioned, clearly state that.

* ' Its Serene Grace ability allows Jirachi to boost secondary effects on its moves, making it a harder Pokemon to defeat. ' This is not really true on a special set since psychic and thunderbolt have 20 percent chance to inflict status drop or a paralyze. Remove this line. You can briefly mention serence grace when you explain EVs.

* ' Calm Mind is Jirachi's main setup move which allows its special-attacking moves to be more powerful.' Talk how calm mind boosts its special attack and special defense allowing it to muscle past defensive pokemon such as Toxapex, Corviknight etc.

* ' Psychic is Jirachi's only Psychic-type STAB, which is important to damaging damage Poison- and Fighting-types like Toxapex and Conkeldurr which can be otherwise hard for Steel-type teams to handle.

* ' Moonblast damages potential Dark-type threats such as Hydreigon and Sableye, along with Dragon- and Fighting-types like Kyurem and Pangoro as well. ' remove Pangoro, not really used, add kommo-o as example.

* ' Ferrothorn resists Water-type attacks from Pokemon such as ?? and can set up entry hazards to damage the opposing team and help Jirachi clean more efficiently. Ferrothorn also has access to Power Whip, which helps beat some of Jirachi's threats such as Seismitoad and Rhyperior.

*' Corviknight is immune to Ground-type attacks and threatens Fighting- and Ground-types like Terrakion, Conkeldurr, and Hippowdown, by setting up with Bulk Up and Brave Bird. taunting Pokemon like Hippowdown to avoid Whirlwind, attacking with Brave Bird, and gaining health back with Roost. '

* ' Aegislash provides Fighting-type immunity because of its Ghost typing and supports Jirachi in defeating Fighting-type Pokemon. Aegislash has a wide variety of sets from offensive Swords Dance with Weakness Policy, offensive Choice Specs, defensive Substitute and Toxic, also known as SubToxic, but notably, Aegislash provides priority towards offensive threats to Jirachi such Alolan Raichu and Dragapult with Shadow Sneak'. Cut down on info here, you have some unnecessary info like the mention of sets, Mention how Aegislash covers Fighting-type immunity for it and can wallbreak using the multitute variety of sets it can use and then mention the part about shadow sneak.

* ' Lucario also provides Extreeme Speed, which is useful for faster offensive Pokemon like Alolan Raichu and Galarian Darmanitan, and Fighting-type STAB which does a lot of damage onto Dark- and Normal-type Pokemon like Snorlax and Incineroar against which Jirachi struggles.' When you mention two types in a sentence then the examples for that type should be in the same order too, so above you mentioned dark and normal then your example is snorlax and incineroar so change that to fit the types you mentioned, respectively.

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hi so im going to ask you to make this the first set
Code:
Jirachi @ Choice Specs
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Psychic
- Thunderbolt
- Energy Ball / Trick / U-turn
Tagging Harpp so he can check the specs set and give that qc 1/2 then i will check both sets!
 

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[SET]
name: Calm Mind (Steel)
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psychic
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Moonblast / Substitute
item: Leftovers
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
"Calm Mind is Jirachi's main setup move which allows its special-attacking moves to be more powerful. "
- Can you name some Pokemon it can break through using CM?

"Alternatively, Substitute can be used over Moonblast, which is important to shield Jirachi from Leech Seed and Scald burns, and also allows it to set up in front of more defensive Pokemon such as Toxapex and Corviknight. "
- Put Ferrothorn > Corviknight since you 1v1 Corviknight either way, and reorder them so that Ferrothorn is in front of Toxapex due to Leech Seed being before Scald burns

"Energy Ball is also an option to damage Ground-type Pokemon more effectively such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, or Rhyperior."
- Say how Energy Ball + Thunderbolt rips apart Water teams by hitting everything for super-effective damage

"Investing full Speed along with a Timid nature, allows Jirachi to outspeed Hydreigon and Kyurem while maximizing its Special Attack better its wallbreaking capabilities, along with Jirachi notably having access to Serene Grace."

Ferrothorn resists Water-type attacks from Pokemon such as Pelipper, Seismitoad, and Dracovish, and can set up entry hazards to damage the opposing team and help Jirachi clean more efficiently. Ferrothorn also has access to Power Whip, which helps beat some of Jirachi's threats such as Seismitoad and Rhyperior if it is not running Energy Ball.
- Talk about Ferrothorn's Leech Seed too.

For this section I want you to rewrite it as best as you can so that it talks about what said Pokemon does for Jirachi specifically. A lot of these generally describe like what the Pokemon in question does. Focus on the question "Why, as a reader, would I want to pair this Pokemon up with CM Jirachi while teambuilding?" and just write about that.:

Corviknight is immune to Ground-type attacks and threatens Fighting-type Pokemon like Conkeldur and Terrakion with Brave Bird and Bulk Up. Excadrill is immune to Electric-type attacks and is an amazing Choice Scarf attacker and hazard remover. Mold Breaker Excadrill notably ignores Levitate users such as Rotom-H and Hydreigon and Mimikyu's Disguise. Aegislash provides Fighting-type immunity because of its Ghost typing and supports Jirachi in defeating Fighting-type Pokemon. Aegislash has Fighting-type immunity and can wallbreak with wide variety of sets from Swords Dance, Choice Specs, and even Substitute and Toxic, but notably, Aegislash provides priority towards offensive threats to Jirachi such Alolan Raichu and Dragapult with Shadow Sneak. Bisharp is useful for providing Dark-type attacks such as Knock Off and Sucker Punch which are useful against Ghost- and Psychic-types like Dragapult, Galarian Corsola and Mew that Jirachi cannot properly break.

"Finally, Lucario provides Extreeme Speed, which is useful for faster offensive Pokemon like Alolan Raichu and Galarian Darmanitan, and Fighting-type STAB which does a lot of damage onto Dark- and Normal-type Pokemon like Incineroar and Snorlax against which Jirachi struggles."
- Talk about Cobalion with Lucario and say how they can both beat Dark for Jirachi, while Cobalion can spread Thunder Wave. Lucario runs Nasty Plot on Steel to cteam the Steel mirror and Dark.

Implement this and tag me again so I can give 2/2
 

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[SET COMMENTS]

"Jirachi has an extensive selection of coverage moves such as Psychic, Thunderbolt, and Moonblast that improves a variety of matchups for Steel such as Fighting, Dark, Water, and pairing Jirachi with Calm Mind allows it to become a strong wallbreaker."
- Talk about CM -> coverage options, don't have to list them all. Also worth mentioning Flying teams

Moonblast damages potential Dark-type threats such as Hydreigon and Sableye, along with Dragon- and Fighting-types like Kyurem and Kommo-o as well.
Remove Fighting types and just focus on Dark and Dragon; list Urshifu and Dragapult as examples over Sableye and Kommo-o respectively

Alternatively, Substitute can be used over Moonblast, which is important to shield Jirachi from Leech Seed and Scald burns, and also which allows it to set up in front of more defensive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Toxapex.

The combination of Energy Ball and Thunderbolt can be really threatening to Water teams because it hits everything super-effectively.
- Specify the majority of Pokemon > everything (Dracovish)

Investing full Speed along with a Timid nature, allows Jirachi to outspeed Hydreigon and Kyurem while maximizing its Special Attack better its wallbreaking capabilities, along with Jirachi notably having access to Serene Grace.

Ferrothorn resists Water-type attacks from Pokemon such as Pelipper, Seismitoad, and Dracovish, and can set up entry hazards to damage the opposing team and help Jirachi clean more efficiently.
- Do Kingdra > Pelipper, Jirachi drops Pelipper with Thunderbolt while the faster rain Pokemon can severely dent Jirachi to the point where it is too weak to do anything

Ferrothorn also has access to Power Whip, which helps beat some of Jirachi's threats such as Seismitoad and Rhyperior if its not running Energy Ball. Leech Seed on Ferrothorn gives it a second source of recovery along with Leftovers, which can be useful for all teammates.
- Just say how Leech Seed supports Jirachi when it sets up. Remember how it's not supposed to be for all teammates, you're talking about Jirachi here.

- Corviknight is immune to Ground-type attacks, and pairs nicely with Jirachi since it is weak to Ground-type moves; as well as threatening Fighting-type Pokemon such as Keldeo or Conkeldurr with Brave Bird.
- Throw Skarmory in here too, don't have to specify that Jirachi is weak to Ground-type moves, just talk about examples of attacks they're switching into for Jirachi. Fighting Pokemon is unimportant as well because Jirachi can handle them nicely by itself

Excadrill is a nice Electric immunity, and thanks to Mold Breaker, Excadrill can ignore Levitate users such as Rotom-H and Hydreigon that threaten Steel.
- Just talk about Excadrill beating Drapion and Skuntank with Earthquake in the Poison matchup, so Jirachi can threaten the rest of the team with Psychic. Rapid Spin is also notable, say how that's useful for removing Spikes and Sticky Web against certain types which Jirachi excels against (Spikes against Steel and Grass, Sticky Web against Water)

Aegislash provides Fighting-type immunity that has the dexterity in using a broad list of sets such as Swords Dance, Choice Specs, and SubToxic; but notably, Aegislash has Shadow Ball and Shadow Sneak for threats like Dragapult or Alolan Raichu that threaten Jirachi.

- Lump in together Bisharp with SD Aegislash and say how they can beat things like Chansey for Jirachi while picking off Gengar, Dragapult and Alolan Raichu with their priority attacks. Jirachi's ability to reliably deal with Toxapex is appreciated by them, and forms a really nice Fighting breaking core with Aegislash.

Bisharp is useful for providing Dark-type coverage such as Knock Off and Sucker Punch which are useful against Ghost- and Psychic-types like Dragapult, Galarian Corsola and Mew that Jirachi cannot properly break.

Bronzong and Choice Scarf Cobalion are nice for Fire-type Pokemon like Volcarona and Charizard that can kill Jirachi because of their Rock-type moves: Rock Slide and Stone Edge. Cobalion is additionally useful for the Dark- and Steel-type matchup because of Volt Switch, Close Combat, and Thunder Wave along with Lucario being useful with Nasty Plot, Focus Blast, and Dark Pulse.
- Don't need to mention Steel, Jirachi + Spikes Ferrothorn is usually enough to take on the type by itself. Take out Bronzong which is rather hard to fit on teams and doesn't do that well in the matchups Jirachi excels in and just focus on 1. Cobalion's revenge killing and Thunder Wave and 2. both Cobalion and Lucario beating Dark-type Pokemon like Bisharp and Urshifu reliably

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[SET COMMENTS]


[SET]
name: Calm Mind (Steel)
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psychic
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Moonblast / Substitute
item: Leftovers
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Jirachi has an extensive selection of coverage moves such as Psychic, Thunderbolt, and Moonblast that improves a variety of matchups for Steel such as Fighting, Dark, and Water,(RC) and pairing Jirachi ;(ASC) this,(AC) paired with Calm Mind,(AC) allows it to become an effective wallbreaker for against Flying, Poison,(RC) and Water,(RC) and so on teams. Calm Mind is Jirachi's main setup move,(AC) which allows its special-attacking moves to become more powerful and (I don't think mentioning what Calm Mind does is really necessary, you can simply cut to what it's used for) it to break through defensive Pokemon such as Mantine, Toxapex, and Corviknight thanks to its vast amount of coverage moves. Psychic is Jirachi's Psychic-type STAB,(RC) which and is important for Poison- and Fighting-type Pokemon like Toxapex and Conkeldurr,(AC) which can be otherwise hard for Steel-type teams to handle. Thunderbolt is useful for damaging Water- and Flying-types such as Mantine and Corviknight for super-effectively with super effective damage. Moonblast damages Dark-type threats such as Hydreigon, Urshifu-S, and Sableye,(RC) along with Dragon-types like Hydreigon and Kommo-o. Alternatively, Substitute can be used over Moonblast,(RC) which is important to shield to protect Jirachi from Leech Seed and Scald burns, which allows it to set up in front of more defensive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Toxapex. Energy Ball is also an option to damage Ground-type Pokemon more effectively such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, or and Rhyperior more effectively. The combination of Energy Ball and Thunderbolt can be really threatening to Water teams because it hits Gastrodon, Rotom-W, Toxapex, Slowking, Mantine, and Rotom-W super effectively. Investing full Maximum Speed investment along with a Timid nature,(RC) allows Jirachi to outspeed Hydreigon and Kyurem,(AC) while maximizing its maximum Special Attack better investment improves its wallbreaking capabilities.

Ferrothorn resists Water-type attacks from Pokemon such as Kingdra, Seismitoad, and Dracovish, and it can set up entry hazards to damage the opposing team and help Jirachi clean more efficiently. Ferrothorn also has access to Power Whip, which helps beat some of Jirachi's threats such as Seismitoad and Rhyperior,(AC) if its Jirachi is not running Energy Ball. Furthermore,(AC) Leech Seed supports support from Ferrothorn aids Jirachi in setting up Calm Minds with Calm Mind and extends the duration it stays alive its longevity. Corviknight and Skarmory can switch into Ground-type attacks from Excadrill or and Hippowdon and gain recovery with Roost. Excadrill is nice for beating Pokemon like Skuntank or and Drapion with Earthquake and ,(AC) which allows Jirachi to threaten the rest of the team with Psychic. Rapid Spin on Exadrill Excadrill is useful for getting rid of entry hazards set by the opposing team with Rapid Spin. Aegislash provides Fighting-type Fighting immunity that has the dexterity in using a broad list and can utilize a broad array of sets. Swords Dance on Aegislash and Bisharp helps it help Jirachi beat Pokemon like Chansey or and Ferrothorn along with ,(AC) as well as revenge killing threats such as Dragapult, Gengar, and Alolan Raichu with Shadow Sneak and Sucker Punch,(AC) respectively. Choice Scarf Cobalion is nice for takes care of Fire-type Pokemon like Volcarona and Charizard with Stone Edge and can spread status with Thunder Wave or use Close Combat, which is nice for Normal- and Dark-type Pokemon like Heliolisk, Diggersby, or Urshifu-Single Shrike and Urshifu-S. Lucario is also nice for beating Dark- and Steel-type Pokemon like Zarude and Bisharp and Zarude with Nasty Plot and Vacuum Wave.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Roxiee, 481576]]
- <Steel> analysis by: [[Roxiee, 481576]]
- Quality checked by: [[<Harpp>, <320110>], [<Decem>, <362454>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>]]
 

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[SET]
name: Calm Mind (Steel)
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psychic
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Moonblast / Substitute
item: Leftovers
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Jirachi has an extensive selection of coverage moves such as Psychic, Thunderbolt, and Moonblast that improves a variety of matchups for Steel such as Fighting, Dark, and Water; this, paired with Calm Mind, allows it to become an effective wallbreaker against teams like Flying, Poison,(AC) and Water and so on teams. Calm Mind is Jirachi's main setup move, which allows it to break through defensive Pokemon such as Mantine, Toxapex, and Corviknight thanks to its Jirachi's vast amount array of coverage moves. Psychic is Jirachi's Psychic-type STAB and is important for Poison- and Fighting-type Pokemon like Toxapex and Conkeldurr, which can be otherwise hard for Steel-type teams to handle otherwise. Thunderbolt is useful for damaging Water- and Flying-types such as Mantine and Corviknight with super effective damage. Moonblast damages Dark-type threats such as Hydreigon, Urshifu-S, and Sableye along with Dragon-types like Hydreigon and Kommo-o. Alternatively, Substitute can be used over Moonblast to protect Jirachi from Leech Seed and Scald burns, which allows it to set up in front of more defensive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Toxapex. Energy Ball is also an option to damage Ground-type Pokemon such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Rhyperior more effectively. The combination of Energy Ball and Thunderbolt can be really threatening to Water teams because it hits Gastrodon, Toxapex, Slowking, Mantine, and Rotom-W super effectively. Investing full Maximum Speed investment along with a Timid nature allows Jirachi to outspeed Hydreigon and Kyurem, while maximum Special Attack investment improves its wallbreaking capabilities.

Ferrothorn resists Water-type attacks from Pokemon such as Kingdra, Seismitoad, and Dracovish, and it can also set up entry hazards to damage the opposing team and help Jirachi clean more efficiently. Ferrothorn also has access to Power Whip, which helps beat some of Jirachi's threats to Jirachi such as Seismitoad and Rhyperior,(RC) if Jirachi is not running Energy Ball. Furthermore, Leech Seed support from Ferrothorn aids Jirachi in setting up with Calm Mind and extends its longevity. Corviknight and Skarmory can switch into Ground-type attacks from Excadrill or and Hippowdon and gain recovery with Roost. Excadrill is nice for beating Pokemon like Skuntank and Drapion with Earthquake, which allows Jirachi to threaten the rest of the team with Psychic. Excadrill is useful for getting rid of entry hazards set by the opposing team with Rapid Spin. Aegislash provides Fighting immunity tand and can utilize a broad array of sets. Swords Dance on Aegislash and Bisharp help Jirachi beat Pokemon like Chansey and Ferrothorn, as well as revenge killing threats such as Dragapult, Gengar, and Alolan Raichu with Shadow Sneak and Sucker Punch, respectively. Choice Scarf Cobalion takes care of Fire-type Pokemon like Volcarona and Charizard with Stone Edge and can spread status with Thunder Wave or use Close Combat, which is nice for Normal- and Dark-type Pokemon like Heliolisk, Diggersby, and Urshifu-S. Lucario is also nice for beating Dark- and Steel-type Pokemon like Zarude and Bisharp with Nasty Plot and Vacuum Wave.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Roxiee, 481576]]
- <Steel> analysis by: [[Roxiee, 481576]]
- Quality checked by: [[<Harpp>, <320110>], [<Decem>, <362454>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Milak, 262594]]
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