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[overview]
**Draft order**: Round 4 onwards

**Price range**: 12-13 points

**Overview**: Ceruledge is a versatile and fearsome setup sweeper thanks to its great STAB combination, abilities, and decent bulk. Its signature move, Bitter Blade, allows it to simultaneously dish out damage and sustain its own HP, giving it great flexibility in choosing setup moves or coverage options. Terastallization makes Ceruledge truly shine, where it takes advantage of its abilities and solid bulk to set up and begin sweeping. Without use of Tera, Ceruledge is let down by its multitude of weaknesses to common offensive types. Additionally, it is relatively weak when unboosted, and its mediocre Speed often allows foes to attack it before it can get set up. However, when positioned well, it is capable of scoring multiple KOs or outright winning games on its own.

[strategy comments]
Common Roles
========
**Weak Armor sweeper**: Ceruledge can boost its Speed when physically attacked thanks to Weak Armor, allowing it to boost to +2 Speed and Attack on the same turn when using Swords Dance, enabling it to sweep through weakened teams with ease.

**Bulky setup**: Great special bulk and the ability Flash Fire allow Ceruledge many opportunities to set up with Bulk Up with the use of Tera. Bitter Blade sustains Ceruledge's HP, and Shadow Sneak patches up its low Speed to pick off faster attackers.

Common Moves
========
**Primary STAB moves**: Bitter Blade, Poltergeist, Shadow Sneak, Shadow Claw, Flare Blitz

**Setup moves**: Swords Dance, Bulk Up, Iron Defense, Flame Charge

**Utility moves**: Will-O-Wisp, Taunt, Destiny Bond, Clear Smog, Substitute, Brick Break

**Coverage**: Close Combat, Iron Head, Poison Jab, Psycho Cut, X-Scissor, Tera Blast

Niche Moves
========
**Solar Blade**: Solar Blade can be used either in sun or with a Power Herb to surprise Pokemon weak to Grass-type moves such as Swampert and Gastrodon.

**Endure**: Endure can be used to trigger Weak Armor and activate pinch Berries or outspeed a target to surprise it with Destiny Bond.

Common Items
========
**Heavy-Duty Boots**: Ceruledge is weak to Stealth Rock and is affected by Spikes, and Heavy-Duty Boots helps it enter the field unimpeded.

**Leftovers**: Leftovers supplements recovery generated from Bitter Blade and allows Ceruledge to stay on the field longer.

**Damage-boosting Items**: Charcoal and Spell Tag boost the power of Ceruledge's STAB moves to help it secure KOs and recover more HP from Bitter Blade.

**Focus Sash**: A Focus Sash can guarantee Ceruledge lives a physical attack, allowing it to set up a Swords Dance and boost its Speed with Weak Armor.

Niche Items
========
**Resistance Berries**: A resistance Berry can help Ceruledge set up by living a super effective attack from an anticipated check either before or after Terastallization.

**Pinch Berries**: Salac or Liechi Berry can be used either alone or in conjunction with Endure and Weak Armor to guarantee activation and a Speed boost to facilitate a sweep.

**Air Balloon**: An Air Balloon helps Ceruledge set up vs Ground-type attacks and often forces coverage moves to break it. This often activates Ceruledge's Weak Armor in the process.

Tera
========
Ceruledge truly shines as a Tera Captain, and you should ideally draft it with the intention of making it one. Two amazing abilities, a multitude of setup moves, and a great offensive movepool make it an extremely robust Tera Captain. Flash Fire sets maintain an immunity to Fire with Tera Grass, Steel, or Bug, and Tera types like Fairy and Flying are effective to check Fire-type threats with strong secondary STAB moves, such as Chi-Yu and Gouging Fire. Weak Armor sets typically take advantage of Tera Ghost or Fire to maximize damage output from Ceruledge's STAB moves, Tera Fighting to boost the power of Close Combat, or another Tera type such as Fairy or Water to provide coverage it lacks via Tera Blast.

Draft Strategy
========
Ceruledge is heavily reliant on Tera to be an effective threat and should be drafted with this in mind. While it can still be a serviceable Weak Armor sweeper without Tera, Ceruledge being unable to Terastallize significantly hamstrings its flexibility.

**Non-Tera-reliant partners**: Early-round Pokemon that are either restricted from Tera use or are not reliant on Tera ideally should be selected to partner with Ceruledge. Pokemon like Great Tusk, Garchomp, and Palafin make great partners due to their ability to perform their roles without Tera.

**Entry hazard control**: Ceruledge makes good use of a wide variety of items, making hazard control essential, especially for Weak Armor variants. Rapid Spin users such as Iron Treads and Terapagos make great partners, as they are non-Tera-reliant spinners. They also enjoy Ceruledge's immunity to Fighting.

**Wallbreakers**: Ceruledge enjoys opposing teams being weakened to help facilitate its sweeping capabilities. Special wallbreakers with pivoting capabilities make especially good partners, as they can bring bring Ceruledge onto the field with a pivoting move. Latios, Primarina, or Iron Bundle are partners that can fulfill this role to great effect.

Checks and Counters
========
**Fire-resistant physical walls**: Fire-resistant Pokemon like Gouging Fire and Dondozo can wear down and defeat Ceruledge by preventing Bitter Blade from restoring meaningful amounts of HP. Checks to Ceruledge can also run no item or consumable items to become immune to Poltergeist.

**Strong special attackers**: Special attacks do not activate Weak Armor, limiting Ceruledge's ability to sweep. Additionally, while Ceruledge's special bulk is excellent, it has no way to boost its Special Defense, making it liable to be worn down with strong special attacks.

**Taunt and Encore**: As Ceruledge is setup-reliant, it can be disrupted with Taunt or Encore, with many faster threats carrying one of these moves to stop its setup.

**Entry hazards**: Ceruledge is susceptible to all forms of entry hazards, including a weakness to Stealth Rock.

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[overview]
**Draft order**: 4th round Round 4 onwards

**Price range**: 12-13 points

**Overview**: Ceruledge is a versatile and fearsome setup sweeper thanks to its great STAB combination, abilities, and decent bulk. Its signature move, Bitter Blade, allows it to simultaneously dish out damage and sustain its own HP, giving it great flexibility in choosing setup moves or coverage options. Terastallization makes Ceruledge truly shine, where it takes advantage of its abilities and solid bulk to set up a Swords Dance or Bulk Up to begin sweeping. Without use of Tera, Ceruledge is let down by its multitude of weaknesses to common attacking types. Additionally, it is relatively weak unboosted, and its mediocre speed often allows opponents to attack it before it can get set up. However, if you can get Ceruledge in position to get set up with the right Tera type, it is capable of scoring multiple KOs or outright winning games on its own.


[strategy comments]
Common Roles
========
**Weak Armor Sweeper**: Ceruledge can boost its speed when taking a physical attack thanks to Weak Armor, allowing it to gain +2 Attack and Speed on the same turn when using Swords Dance. Once boosted, Bitter Blade heals significantly more HP, and Shadow Sneak is able to pick off many weakened foes and move before most opposing priority moves. This sentence seems unnecessary to me. Could maybe just briefly emphasize that the stat boosts let it sweep through teams

**Bulky Setup**: Great special bulk and the ability Flash Fire allow Ceruledge many opportunities to set up with Bulk Up with the use of Tera. Bitter Blade sustains Ceruledge's HP, and Shadow Sneak patches up its low Speed to pick off faster attackers.

Common Moves
========
**Primary STAB moves**: Bitter Blade, Poltergeist, Shadow Sneak, Shadow Claw

**Setup moves**: Swords Dance, Bulk Up, Iron Defense, Flame Charge, Substitute

**Utility moves**: Will-O-Wisp, Taunt, Destiny Bond, Clear Smog, Disable, Sunny Day, Endure, Substitute, Brick Break

**Coverage**: Close Combat, Iron Head, Poison Jab, Psycho Cut, X-Scissor, Tera Blast

Niche Moves
========
**Solar Blade**: Solar Blade can be used either in Sun or with a Power Herb to surprise Pokemon 4x weak to Grass-type moves such as Swampert or Gastrodon.

Common Items
========
**Heavy-Duty Boots**: Ceruledge is weak to Stealth Rock and is affected by Spikes, and Heavy-Duty Boots helps it enter the field unimpeded.

**Leftovers**: Leftovers supplements recovery generated from Bitter Blade, and allows Ceruledge to stay on the field longer.

**Boosting Damage-boosting Items**: Charcoal or Spell Tag boost the power of Ceruledge's STAB moves to help it secure KOs and recover more HP from Bitter Blade.

Niche Items
========
**Focus Sash**: A Focus Sash can guarantee Ceruledge lives a physical attack to allow it to set up a Swords Dance and boost its speed with Weak Armor.
Move this to common items

**Resist Berries**: A resistance berry can help Ceruledge set up by living a super-effective attack from an anticipated check either before or after Tersastallization.

**Pinch Berries**: Salac or Liechi Berry can be used either alone or in conjunction with Endure and Weak Armor to guarantee activation and a speed boost to facilitate a sweep.

Add an Air Balloon section here since you can use it to force a non-Ground hit that you probably live and proc Weak Armor vs some mons

Tera
========
Ceruledge truly shines as a Tera captain, and you should ideally draft it with the intention of making it one. Two amazing abilities, a multitude of setup moves, and a great offensive movepool makes it an extremely robust Tera Captain. Due to these attributes, Ceruledge has one of the greatest variety of viable Tera typings of any Pokemon. Its best Tera types will usually depend on the ability you bring to a game, and with the opposing Pokemon it is meant to check or setup in front of.

Flash Fire Ceruledge sets make good use of the immunity to Fire-type moves to change its defensive profile and give it more time to setup a Swords Dance or Bulk Up. Tera Grass, Bug, or Steel make good types for Ceruledge as it can sponge hits from various attackers while retaining its Fire-type immunity. Tera Fairy is a great typing that flips its Dark weakness into a resistance and grants it immunity to Dragon-type moves, allowing it to handily beat threats like Gouging Fire and Chi-Yu. Tera Flying gives Ceruledge an immunity to Ground-type moves, allowing it to set up on Pokemon like Great Tusk or Garchomp with relative ease.
The info is good, but the section is too long. You can shorten it by combining these two sentences into a more generic example like you did for Grass/Bug/Steel.

For Weak Armor sweeper sets, Ceruledge generally prefers to offensively Terastallize to boost either of its STAB types or a coverage for Tera Blast. Tera Ghost powers up Poltergeist and Shadow Sneak mention Ghost Tera Blast for strong reliable Ghost STAB, whereas Tera Fire boosts damage from Bitter Blade and also increases the HP recovered as a bonus. Tera Fighting can be used to turn Ceruledge's Close Combat into a nuke. All of these options aside, it can use any other Tera type to attempt to muscle through its anticipated checks with a different type Tera Blast.


Draft Strategy
========
Ceruledge is heavily reliant on Tera to be an effective threat, and you should draft it with this in mind. While it can still be a serviceable Weak Armor sweeper without Tera, having Ceruledge be unable to Terastallize significantly hamstrings its flexibility.

**Non-tera reliant partners**: Early round Pokemon that are either restricted from Tera or are not reliant on Tera should be ideally selected to partner with Ceruledge. Pokemon like Great Tusk, Garchomp, and Palafin make great partners due to their ability to perform their roles without Tera.

**Hazard Control**: Ceruledge makes good use of a wide variety of items, making hazard control essential especially for Weak Armor variants. Rapid Spin users such as Iron Treads and Terapagos make great partners as they are non-tera reliant Rapid Spinners. They also enjoy Ceruledge's immunity to Fighting-type moves.

**Wallbreaking Partners**: Ceruledge enjoys opposing teams being weakened to help facilitate its sweeping capabilities. Special wallbreakers with pivoting capabilities make especially good partners as they can bring bring Ceruledge onto the field with a pivoting move. Latios, Primarina, or Iron Bundle are partners that can fulfill this role to great effect.

Checks and Counters
========
**Fire-resistant walls**: Ceruledge can be worn down and eventually defeated if Bitter Blade is unable to recover meaningful HP by attacking Fire-resistant Pokemon. Mention that these Pokemon will sometimes go itemless to be immune to Ceruledge's Poltergeist

**Strong Special Attackers**: Special attacks do not proc Weak Armor, limiting Ceruledge's ability to sweep. Additionally, while Ceruledge's special bulk is excellent, it has no way to boost its Special Defense stat, making it liable to be worn down with strong special attacks.

**Encore**: As Ceruledge is setup reliant, any of the faster threats such as Iron Valiant, Ogerpon-formes, or Scream Tail can lock it into a setup move and proceed to punish it however they like; however, they all should be wary of a boosted Shadow Sneak.
I'd turn this into an Encore / Taunt section and also briefly mention Taunt stopping its setup moves, since a Ceruledge that can't set up isn't much of a threat.

**Unaware Users**: Unaware users such as Dondozo and Clodsire leave Ceruledge unable to deal any meaningful damage and recover HP with Bitter Blade. Coverage Tera Blasts are additionally usually too weak to break through these Pokemon as well.
I don't think there's enough Unaware users for this to be worth a mention. Ceruledge can also probably still do something to all of them except for Dondozo and Tera Skeledirge.


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**Draft order**: Round 4 onwards

**Price range**: 12-13 points

**Overview**: Ceruledge is a versatile and fearsome setup sweeper thanks to its great STAB combination, abilities, and decent bulk. Its signature move, Bitter Blade, allows it to simultaneously dish out damage and sustain its own HP, giving it great flexibility in choosing setup moves or coverage options. Terastallization makes Ceruledge truly shine, where it takes advantage of its abilities and solid bulk to set up a Swords Dance or Bulk Up to begin sweeping. Without use of Tera, Ceruledge is let down by its multitude of weaknesses to common attacking types. Additionally, it is relatively weak unboosted, and its mediocre speed often allows opponents to attack it before it can get set up. However, if you can get Ceruledge in position to get set up with the right Tera type when positioned well, it is capable of scoring multiple KOs or outright winning games on its own. Just cutting out some extra info since the overview is kinda long already

[strategy comments]
Common Roles
========
**Weak Armor Sweeper**: Ceruledge can boost its speed when taking a physical attack thanks to Weak Armor, allowing it to gain +2 Attack and Speed on the same turn when using Swords Dance, enabling it to sweep through weakened teams with ease.

**Bulky Setup**: Great special bulk and the ability Flash Fire allow Ceruledge many opportunities to set up with Bulk Up with the use of Tera. Bitter Blade sustains Ceruledge's HP, and Shadow Sneak patches up its low Speed to pick off faster attackers.

Maybe worth mentioning a wallbreaker set in matchups where it doesn't want to setup sweep

Common Moves
========
**Primary STAB moves**: Bitter Blade, Poltergeist, Shadow Sneak, Shadow Claw Add Flare Blitz - bitter blade's almost always better but 30 extra bp might be worth sometimes

**Setup moves**: Swords Dance, Bulk Up, Iron Defense, Flame Charge

**Utility moves**: Will-O-Wisp, Taunt, Destiny Bond, Clear Smog, Disable, Sunny Day, Endure, Substitute, Brick Break Clear smog can be completely removed, idt its even niche. Sunny day is probably not worth mentioning either or it could just be mentioned in niche alongside solar blade. Disable, endure, & destiny bond can be moved to niche

**Coverage**: Close Combat, Iron Head, Poison Jab, Psycho Cut, X-Scissor, Tera Blast

Niche Moves
========
**Solar Blade**: Solar Blade can be used either in Sun or with a Power Herb to surprise Pokemon weak to Grass-type moves such as Swampert or Gastrodon.

Common Items
========
**Heavy-Duty Boots**: Ceruledge is weak to Stealth Rock and is affected by Spikes, and Heavy-Duty Boots helps it enter the field unimpeded.

**Leftovers**: Leftovers supplements recovery generated from Bitter Blade, and allows Ceruledge to stay on the field longer.

**Damage-boosting Items**: Charcoal or Spell Tag boost the power of Ceruledge's STAB moves to help it secure KOs and recover more HP from Bitter Blade.

**Focus Sash**: A Focus Sash can guarantee Ceruledge lives a physical attack to allow it to set up a Swords Dance and boost its speed with Weak Armor.

Niche Items
========
**Resist Berries**: A resistance berry can help Ceruledge set up by living a super-effective attack from an anticipated check either before or after Tersastallization.

**Pinch Berries**: Salac or Liechi Berry can be used either alone or in conjunction with Endure and Weak Armor to guarantee activation and a speed boost to facilitate a sweep.

**Air Balloon**: An Air Balloon helps Ceruledge set up vs Ground-type attacks, and often forces coverage moves to break it. This often activates Ceruledge's Weak Armor in the process.

Are choice band/scarf not used on ceruledge? Feel like at least scarf could be mentioned as niche

Tera
========
Ceruledge truly shines as a Tera captain, and you should ideally draft it with the intention of making it one. Two amazing abilities, a multitude of setup moves, and a great offensive movepool makes it an extremely robust Tera Captain. Due to these attributes, Ceruledge has one of the greatest variety of viable Tera typings of any Pokemon. Its best Tera types will usually depend on the ability you bring to a game, and with the opposing Pokemon it is meant to check or setup in front of.

Flash Fire Ceruledge sets make good use of the immunity to Fire-type moves to change its defensive profile and give it more time to setup a Swords Dance or Bulk Up. Tera Grass, Bug, or Steel make good types for Ceruledge as it can sponge hits from various attackers while retaining its Fire-type immunity. In a similar vein, Tera Fairy or Flying make good types as they grant immunities to Dragon- and Ground-type attacks among other great resistances, allowing Ceruledge to handily check threats like Chi-Yu and Gouging Fire.

For Weak Armor sweeper sets, Ceruledge generally prefers to offensively Terastallize to boost either of its STAB types or a coverage for Tera Blast. Tera Ghost powers up Poltergeist and Shadow Sneak and Tera Blast, whereas Tera Fire boosts damage from Bitter Blade and also increases the HP recovered as a bonus. Tera Fighting can be used to turn Ceruledge's Close Combat into a nuke. All of these options aside, it can use any other Tera type to attempt to muscle through its anticipated checks with a different type Tera Blast.


Good but I feel like it goes into a bit too much detail / has a lot of unnecessary fluff. Imo, it would be better to just make it one paragraph and mention the most important things. Here's a potential rewrite:
Ceruledge truly shines as a Tera Captain due to its strong sweeping potential and solid abilities that Tera takes advantage of. Flash Fire sets can maintain Ceruledge's Fire-type immunity on Tera types like Grass or Steel, or it can utilize types such as Fairy or Flying to check Fire-types with specific coverage, such as Chi-Yu or Gouging Fire. Weak Armor sets typically boost its own STABs, Ghost or Fire, to maximize damage output, but it can use other types such as Fighting to make Close Combat stronger, or Fairy or Water for additional coverage.


Draft Strategy
========
Ceruledge is heavily reliant on Tera to be an effective threat, and you should draft it should be drafted with this in mind. While it can still be a serviceable Weak Armor sweeper without Tera, having Ceruledge be Ceruledge being unable to Terastallize significantly hamstrings its flexibility.

**Non-tera reliant partners**: Early round Pokemon that are either restricted from Tera or are not reliant on Tera should be ideally selected to partner with Ceruledge. Pokemon like Great Tusk, Garchomp, and Palafin make great partners due to their ability to perform their roles without Tera.

**Hazard Control**: Ceruledge makes good use of a wide variety of items, making hazard control essential especially for Weak Armor variants. Rapid Spin users such as Iron Treads and Terapagos make great partners as they are non-tera reliant Rapid Spinners. They also enjoy Ceruledge's immunity to Fighting-type moves.

**Wallbreaking Partners**: Ceruledge enjoys opposing teams being weakened to help facilitate its sweeping capabilities. Special wallbreakers with pivoting capabilities make especially good partners as they can bring bring Ceruledge onto the field with a pivoting move. Latios, Primarina, or Iron Bundle are partners that can fulfill this role to great effect.

Checks and Counters
========
**Fire-resistant physical walls**: Ceruledge can be worn down and eventually defeated if Bitter Blade is unable to recover meaningful HP by attacking Fire-resistant Pokemon. Checks can also run itemless or with consumable items to become immune to Poltergeist. Give some examples - Gouging Fire & Dondozo come to mind

**Strong Special Attackers**: Special attacks do not proc Weak Armor, limiting Ceruledge's ability to sweep. Additionally, while Ceruledge's special bulk is excellent, it has no way to boost its Special Defense stat, making it liable to be worn down with strong special attacks.

**Taunt & Encore**: As Ceruledge is setup reliant, it can be disrupted with Taunt or Encore, with many faster threats carrying one of these moves to stop its setup.

Add hazards

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[overview]
**Draft order**: Round 4 onwards

**Price range**: 12-13 points

**Overview**: Ceruledge is a versatile and fearsome setup sweeper thanks to its great STAB combination, abilities, and decent bulk. Its signature move, Bitter Blade, allows it to simultaneously dish out damage and sustain its own HP, giving it great flexibility in choosing setup moves or coverage options. Terastallization makes Ceruledge truly shine, where it takes advantage of its abilities and solid bulk to set up and begin sweeping. Without use of Tera, Ceruledge is let down by its multitude of weaknesses to common attacking offensive types. Additionally, it is relatively weak when unboosted, and its mediocre Speed often allows opponents foes to attack it before it can get set up. However, when positioned well, it is capable of scoring multiple KOs or outright winning games on its own.

[strategy comments]
Common Roles
========
**Weak Armor sweeper**: Ceruledge can boost its Speed when taking a physical attack physically attacked thanks to Weak Armor, allowing it to gain +2 Attack and Speed boost to +2 Speed and Attack on the same turn when using Swords Dance, enabling it to sweep through weakened teams with ease.

**Bulky setup**: Great special bulk and the ability Flash Fire allow Ceruledge many opportunities to set up with Bulk Up with the use of Tera. Bitter Blade sustains Ceruledge's HP, and Shadow Sneak patches up its low Speed to pick off faster attackers.

Common Moves
========
**Primary STAB moves**: Bitter Blade, Poltergeist, Shadow Sneak, Shadow Claw, Flare Blitz

**Setup moves**: Swords Dance, Bulk Up, Iron Defense, Flame Charge

**Utility moves**: Will-O-Wisp, Taunt, Destiny Bond, Clear Smog, Substitute, Brick Break

**Coverage**: Close Combat, Iron Head, Poison Jab, Psycho Cut, X-Scissor, Tera Blast

Niche Moves
========
**Solar Blade**: Solar Blade can be used either in sun or with a Power Herb to surprise Pokemon weak to Grass-type moves such as Swampert or and Gastrodon.

**Endure**: Endure can be used to trigger Weak Armor and activate pinch Berries or outspeed a target to surprise it with Destiny Bond.

Common Items
========
**Heavy-Duty Boots**: Ceruledge is weak to Stealth Rock and is affected by Spikes, and Heavy-Duty Boots helps it enter the field unimpeded.

**Leftovers**: Leftovers supplements recovery generated from Bitter Blade (rc) and allows Ceruledge to stay on the field longer.

**Damage-boosting Items**: Charcoal or and Spell Tag boost the power of Ceruledge's STAB moves to help it secure KOs and recover more HP from Bitter Blade.

**Focus Sash**: A Focus Sash can guarantee Ceruledge lives a physical attack, (ac) to allowing it to set up a Swords Dance and boost its Speed with Weak Armor.

Niche Items
========
**Resistance Berries**: A resistance Berry can help Ceruledge set up by living a super (rh, as) effective attack from an anticipated check either before or after Tersastallization Terastallization.

**Pinch Berries**: Salac or Liechi Berry can be used either alone or in conjunction with Endure and Weak Armor to guarantee activation and a Speed boost to facilitate a sweep.

**Air Balloon**: An Air Balloon helps Ceruledge set up vs Ground-type attacks (rc) and often forces coverage moves to break it. This often activates Ceruledge's Weak Armor in the process.

Tera
========
Ceruledge truly shines as a Tera Captain, and you should ideally draft it with the intention of making it one. Two amazing abilities, a multitude of setup moves, and a great offensive movepool makes make it an extremely robust Tera Captain. Flash Fire sets maintain an immunity to Fire-type moves with Tera Grass, Steel, or Bug, (rsc, ac) and Tera types like Tera Fairy or and Flying are effective types to check Fire-type threats with strong secondary STAB type moves, such as Chi-Yu and Gouging Fire. Weak Armor sets typically take advantage of Tera Ghost or Fire to maximize damage output of its from Ceruledge's STAB moves, Tera Fighting to boost the power of Close Combat, or another Tera type for a Tera Blast of a coverage it lacks such as Fairy or Water to provide coverage it lacks via Tera Blast.

Draft Strategy
========
Ceruledge is heavily reliant on Tera to be an effective threat (rc) and should be drafted with this in mind. While it can still be a serviceable Weak Armor sweeper without Tera, Ceruledge being unable to Terastallize significantly hamstrings its flexibility.

**Non-Tera-reliant (ah) partners**: Early-round (ah) Pokemon that are either restricted from Tera use or are not reliant on Tera ideally should be ideally selected to partner with Ceruledge. Pokemon like Great Tusk, Garchomp, and Palafin make great partners due to their ability to perform their roles without Tera.

**Entry hazard control**: Ceruledge makes good use of a wide variety of items, making hazard control essential, (ac) especially for Weak Armor variants. Rapid Spin users such as Iron Treads and Terapagos make great partners, (ac) as they are non-Tera-reliant (ah) Rapid spinners. They also enjoy Ceruledge's immunity to Fighting-type moves.

**Wallbreaking Partners Wallbreakers**: Ceruledge enjoys opposing teams being weakened to help facilitate its sweeping capabilities. Special wallbreakers with pivoting capabilities make especially good partners, (ac) as they can bring bring Ceruledge onto the field with a pivoting move. Latios, Primarina, or Iron Bundle are partners that can fulfill this role to great effect.

Checks and Counters
========
**Fire-resistant physical walls**: Ceruledge can be worn down and eventually defeated if Bitter Blade is unable to recover meaningful HP by attacking Fire-resistant Pokemon such as Gouging Fire and Dondozo. Fire-resistant Pokemon like Gouging Fire and Dondozo can wear down and defeat Ceruledge by preventing Bitter Blade from restoring meaningful amounts of HP. if you don't like this @ me and we can discuss Checks to Ceruledge can also run itemless or with consumable items run no item or consumable items to become immune to Poltergeist.

**Strong special attackers**: Special attacks do not proc activate Weak Armor, limiting Ceruledge's ability to sweep. Additionally, while Ceruledge's special bulk is excellent, it has no way to boost its Special Defense stat, making it liable to be worn down with strong special attacks.

**Taunt and Encore**: As Ceruledge is setup-reliant (ah), it can be disrupted with Taunt or Encore, with many faster threats carrying one of these moves to stop its setup.

**Entry hazards**: Ceruledge is susceptible to all forms of entry hazards, (ac) including a weakness to Stealth Rock.

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