Chikorita (Analysis)

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[Overview]

<p>Chikorita is an interesting Pokemon to use in Little Cup. It is poor offensively, due to having poor attacking stats and a small offensive movepool. However, Chikorita is able to perform well in a supportive position. It has decent bulk, and by virtue of its Grass-typeing and its stats it can be a good Dual Screener. With Magic Coat to reflect hazards, it makes a good lead in the Little Cup metagame, where entry hazards can be decisive.</p>

[SET]
name: Dual Screens
move 1: Reflect
move 2: Light Screen
move 3: Leaf Storm / Giga Drain
move 4: Magic Coat / Synthesis
item: Light Clay
ability: Overgrow
nature: Bold / Calm
evs: 236 HP / 156 Def / 76 SpD

[ SET COMMENTS]

<p>The goal of this set is to set up both Reflect and Light Screen. Leaf Storm is a good STAB attack, which can hit Pokemon such as Chinchou hard. The drop in Special Attack doesn't matter much since Chikorita won't need to attack very often. Magic Coat allows this set to function effectively as a lead. Chikorita can reflect status and entry hazards, which allows it to play a key role in the team. If not in the lead position, it is useful for reflecting the occasional Taunt that would prevent the setup of screens. Both Synthesis and Giga Drain can be run on the set so Chikorita gain regain HP, allowing it to set-up screens multiple times throughout the course of the battle.</p>

[ ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>The specified EVs and nature gives Chikorita maximum bulk. Its relatively high defenses allow it to fulfill its role as a Dual Screener. A Bold nature can be used to boost Defense, whereas a Calm nature can be used to boost Special Defense. Dual Screens, Magic Coat, and decent bulk allow Chikorita to deal with threats such as Cottonee that are not carrying Hidden Power Fire or Ice. Magic Coat tends to be less useful outside of leading or checking Cottonee, so if not used as a lead, Synthesis is the preferred option.</p>

<p>Anything that appreciates Dual Screens appreciates Chikorita support, though Chikorita is best used when you want to keep Stealth Rock off the field or when its teammates have better synergy with it than other Pokemon carrying screens, such as Bronzor. Water-type sweepers such as Mantyke, Chinchou, and Shellder appreciate Chikorita's ability to take Grass-, Electric-, and Ground-type hits. Aside from Water-type sweepers, Pokemon such as Dragon Dance Scraggy are good partners, since under screens, they will find themselves able to set up multiple times, making them extremely dangerous. Steel- and Dragon-type set-up sweepers such as Dratini also benefit from having Chikorita on their team, as Dragon-types can switch in on Fire-type attacks directed at Chikorita, while Steel-types can switch into Ice-type attacks. Pokemon that can offer Wish support, such as Lickitung, allow Chikorita without Synthesis to set up screens multiple times, thanks to the added survivability.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Chikorita can choose to run Aromatherapy to heal its team of status. Hidden Power Fire enables Chikorita to take care of Ferroseed. Worry Seed can be crippling to Pokemon that rely heavily on their ability, such as Cottonee and Scraggy. Chikorita also has a usable physical STAB in the form of Seed Bomb, but Giga Drain with its healing ability and Leaf Storm with its additional power are generally preferred options.</p>

[Checks & Counters]

<p>Lead Anorith is faster than Chikorita, has a powerful super effective attack in the form of X-Scissor, and can Brick Break screens, and as such, making it a major threat to Chikorita. U-turn leads such as Meowth and Aipom can be problematic. Both Fake Out and U-turn can deal a lot of damage to Chikorita, and this really wears it down. Lead Houndour is a good counter to Chikorita since it is faster and easily OHKOes with Overheat. Cottonee's Taunt can be an issue since it requires prediction with Magic Coat to stop it, but Chikorita without Hidden Power Fire is walled anyway.</p>

[Dream World]

<p>Chikorita receives Leaf Guard from the Dream World, but due to all Chikorita receiving it being male, it cannot be bred onto Chikorita for Little Cup.</p>
 
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Name the set Dual Screens, as "Magic Coat allows this set to function very well as a lead by reflecting status and entry hazards; if not in the lead position, it's handy for reflecting occasional Taunts that would halt screen setup" suggests that this does not have to be a lead, thus the name "Screens Lead" is not ideal.

Team Options is now part of Additional Comments.

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Name set up sweepers that partner well with Chikorita, such as Dragon Dance Scraggy as partners. It can usually set up 2-3 Dragon Dances under screens. Other set up sweepers can be listed there too.
 

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[Overview]

<p>Chikorita is an interesting Pokemon to use in Little Cup. It has poor offensive options is poor offensively, due to a combination of having poor attacking stats and lack of access to attacking moves a small offensive movepool., however, Chikorita is able to perform well in a supportive position. It has decent bulk, and by virtue of its mono-Grass type typing and its stats allow it to it can be a good Dual Screener setup Pokemon. With Magic Coat to reflect hazards, it makes a good lead in a metagame such as Little Cup the Little Cup metagame, where entry hazards can be decisive.</p>

[SET]
name: Dual Screens
move 1: Reflect
move 2: Light Screen
move 3: Leaf Storm / Giga Drain
move 4: Magic Coat / Synthesis
item: Light Clay
ability: Overgrow
nature: Bold / Calm
evs: 236 HP / 156 Def / 76 SpD
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[Set Comments]

<p>The main goal of this set is to set up screens both Reflect and Light Screen. Leaf Storm provides is a good Grass STAB attack, which can hit Pokemon like such as Chinchou hard. The drop in Special Attack doesn't matter much since it Chikorita won't need to attack very often. Magic Coat allows this set to function effectively as a lead. This allows Chikorita to can reflect status and entry hazards, which allows it to play a key role in the team. If not in the lead position, it is useful for reflecting occasional Taunts that would halt prevent the setup of screens. Both Synthesis or and Giga Drain can be run on the set for healing so that Chikorita can setup screens multiple timesso Chikorita gain regain HP, allowing it to set-up screens multiple times throughout the course of the battle. Reflect and Light Screen are obvious moves for Chikorita, they allow it to setup screens which can help other teammates of Chikorita to sweep.</p>

[Additional Comments]

<p>The specified EVs and nature allow gives Chikorita to obtain maximum bulk. Its relatively high defense and special defense stats defenses allow it to fulfill this its role as a Dual Screener. A Bold nature can be used to boost defensive stats Defense, whereas a Calm nature can be used to boost special defensive stats Special Defense. The Dual Screens, Magic Coat, (comma) and a decent bulk allow it Chikorita to deal with threats like such as Cottonee that are not carrying Hidden Power Fire or Ice. Magic Coat tends to be less useful outside of leading or checking Monmen Cottonee, so if not used as a lead, Synthesis may be is the preferred option.</p>
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<p>Anything that appreciates Dual Screens appreciates Chikorita support, though it Chikorita is best used when you want to keep Stealth Rock off the field prevention is most needed or when its teammates have better synergy with it than other Pokemon carrying screens, (comma) like such as Bronzor. Water-type sweepers like such as Mantyke, Chinchou, and Shellder appreciate Chikorita's ability to take Grass-, Electric-, and Ground-type hits and make it easier for them to set up. Aside from Water-type sweepers, (comma) Pokemon such as Dragon Dance Scraggy and Swords Dance Gligar, are good partners, since under screens, it can set up around 2-3 Dragon Dances, which can allow it to sweep effectively. they will find themselves able to set up multiple times, making them extremely dangerous. Steel- and Dragon-type set-up sweepers like such as Dratini and Pawniard can use Chikorita to set up also benefit from having Chikorita on their team, as Dragons can switch in on Fire-type attacks directed at Chikorita, and while Steels Steel-types can switch into on Ice-type attacks. Pokemon with that can offer Wish support, like such as Lickitung, allow Chikorita without Synthesis to set up screens multiple times, thanks to the added survivability.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Chikorita can choose to run Aromatherapy in the fourth slot for clerical use to heal its team of status. Specific Hidden Powers, such as Ice for Gligar or fire for Ferroseed, can be run in place of Leaf Storm or Giga Drain. Hidden Power Ice can be used to deal with Gligar, while Hidden Power Fire enables Chikorita to take care of Ferroseed. Worry Seed can be crippling to Pokemon that rely heavily on their ability, such as Cottonee and Scraggy. Chikorita also has a usable physical STAB in the form of Seed Bomb, but Giga Drain with its healing ability and Leaf Storm with its additional power are generally preferred options.</p>

[Checks & Counters]

<p>Lead Anorith is faster than Chikorita, has a powerful STAB super effective attack in the form of X-Scissor, and can Brick Break screens, and as such, it is a major threat to Chikorita. U-turn leads like such as Meowth and Aipom can be problematic. Both Fake Out and U-turn can deal a lot of damage to Chikorita and are faster than its Reflect , (comma) and this really wears it down. Lead Houndour is a good counter to Chikorita since it is faster and easily OHKOes with Overheat. Cottonee's Taunt can be an issue since it requires prediction with Magic Coat to stop it, but Chikorita without a Fire Hidden Power Fire is walled anyway.</p>

[Dream World]

<p>Chikorita gets receives Leaf Guard in from the Dream World, but due to all Chikorita receiving it being male, it cannot be bred onto Chikorita for Little Cup.</p>


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[Overview]

<p>Chikorita is an interesting Pokemon to use in Little Cup. It has poor offensive options, due to a combination of poor attacking stats and lack of access to attacking moves. Chikorita is able to perform a supportive position. It has decent bulk, by virtue of its mono Grass-type and its stats allow it to be a good Dual Screen setup Pokemon. With Magic Coat to reflect hazards, it makes a good lead in a metagame such as Little Cup, where entry hazards can be decisive.</p>

[SET]
name: Dual Screens
move 1: Reflect
move 2: Light Screen
move 3: Leaf Storm / Giga Drain
move 4: Magic Coat / Synthesis
item: Light Clay
ability: Overgrow
nature: Bold / Calm
evs: 236 HP / 156 Def / 76 SpD


[Set Comments]

<p>The main goal of this set is to set up screens. Leaf Storm provides a good Grass STAB attack, which can hit Pokemon like Chinchou. The drop in Special Attack doesn't matter much since it won't need to attack very often. Magic Coat allows this set to function effectively as a lead. This allows Chikorita to reflect status and entry hazards, which allows it to play a key role in the team. If not in the lead position, it is useful for reflecting occasional Taunts that would halt the setup of screens. Synthesis or Giga Drain can be run on the set for healing so that Chikorita can setup screens multiple times. Reflect and Light Screen are obvious moves for Chikorita, they allow it to setup screens which can help other teammates of Chikorita to sweep.</p>

[Additional Comments]

<p>The specified EVs and nature allow Chikorita to obtain maximum bulk. Its relatively high defense and special defense stats allow it to fulfill this role. A Bold nature can be used to boost defensive stats, whereas Calm can be used to boost special defensive stats. The Screens, Magic Coat and a decent bulk allow it to deal with threats like Cottonee that are not carrying Hidden Power Fire or Ice. Magic Coat tends to be less useful outside of leading or checking Monmen, so if not used as a lead, Synthesis may be the preferred option. Anything that appreciates Screens appreciates Chikorita support, though it is best used when Stealth Rock prevention is most needed or when its teammates have better synergy with it than other Pokemon carrying screens like Bronzor. Water-type sweepers like Mantyke, Chinchou, and Shellder appreciate Chikorita's ability to take Grass, Electric, and Ground-type hits and make it easier for them to set up. Aside from Water-type sweepers Pokemon such as Dragon Dance Scraggy and Swords Dance Gligar, are good partners, since under screens, it can set up around two or three Dragon Dances, which can allow it to sweep effectively. Steel- and Dragon-type setup sweepers like Dratini and Pawniard can use Chikorita to set up, as Dragons can switch in on Fire attacks and Steels can switch on Ice-type attacks. Pokemon with Wish support, like Lickitung, allow Chikorita without Synthesis to set up screens multiple times</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Chikorita can run Aromatherapy in the fourth slot for clerical use. Specific Hidden Powers, such as Hidden Power Ice for Gligar or Hidden Power Fire for Ferroseed, can be run in place of Leaf Storm or Giga Drain. Worry Seed can be crippling to Pokemon that rely heavily on their ability, such as Cottonee and Scraggy. Chikorita also has a usable physical STAB in the form of Seed Bomb, but Giga Drain with its healing ability and Leaf Storm with its additional power are generally preferred options.</p>

[Checks & Counters]

<p>Lead Anorith is fast, has a powerful STAB in the form of X-Scissor, and can Brick Break screens, as such is a major threat to Chikorita. U-Turn leads like Meowth and Aipom can be problematic. Both Fake Out and U-Turn can deal a lot of damage to Chikorita and are faster than its Reflect. Lead Houndour is a good counter to Chikorita since it is faster and easily OHKOes with Overheat. Cottonee's Taunt can be an issue since it requires prediction with Magic Coat to stop it, but Chikorita without Hidden Power Fire is walled.</p>

[Dream World]

<p>Chikorita gets Leaf Guard in Dream World, but due to all Chikorita receiving it being male, it cannot be bred onto Chikorita for Little Cup.</p>
 
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[Overview]

<p>Chikorita is an interesting Pokemon to use in Little Cup. It is poor offensively, due to having poor attacking stats and a small offensive movepool.(add),(remove) However, Chikorita is able to perform well in a supportive position. It has decent bulk, and by virtue of its Grass-typeing and its stats it can be a good Dual Screener. With Magic Coat to reflect hazards, it makes a good lead in the Little Cup metagame, where entry hazards can be decisive.</p>

[SET]
name: Dual Screens
move 1: Reflect
move 2: Light Screen
move 3: Leaf Storm / Giga Drain
move 4: Magic Coat / Synthesis
item: Light Clay
ability: Overgrow
nature: Bold / Calm
evs: 236 HP / 156 Def / 76 SpD

[Set Comments SET COMMENTS]

<p>The goal of this set is to set up both Reflect and Light Screen. Leaf Storm is a good STAB attack, which can hit Pokemon such as Chinchou hard. The drop in Special Attack doesn't matter much since Chikorita won't need to attack very often. Magic Coat allows this set to function effectively as a lead. Chikorita can reflect status and entry hazards, which allows it to play a key role in the team. If not in the lead position, it is useful for reflecting the occasional Taunts that would prevent the setup of screens. Both Synthesis and Giga Drain can be run on the set so Chikorita gain regain HP, allowing it to set-up screens multiple times throughout the course of the battle.</p>

[Additional Comments ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>The specified EVs and nature gives Chikorita maximum bulk. Its relatively high defenses allow it to fulfill its role as a Dual Screener. A Bold nature can be used to boost Defense, whereas a Calm nature can be used to boost Special Defense. Dual Screens, Magic Coat, and decent bulk allow Chikorita to deal with threats such as Cottonee that are not carrying Hidden Power Fire or Ice. Magic Coat tends to be less useful outside of leading or checking Cottonee, so if not used as a lead, Synthesis is the preferred option.</p>

<p>Anything that appreciates Dual Screens appreciates Chikorita support, though Chikorita is best used when you want to keep Stealth Rock off the field or when its teammates have better synergy with it than other Pokemon carrying screens, such as Bronzor. Water-type sweepers such as Mantyke, Chinchou, and Shellder appreciate Chikorita's ability to take Grass-, Electric-, and (in Chinchou's case) Ground-type hits. Aside from Water-type sweepers, Pokemon such as Dragon Dance Scraggy,(remove) are good partners, since under screens, they will find themselves able to set up multiple times, making them extremely dangerous. Steel- and Dragon-type set-up sweepers such as Dratini and Pawniard also benefit from having Chikorita on their team, as Dragon-types can switch in on Fire-type attacks directed at Chikorita, while Steel-types can switch into Ice-type attacks. Pokemon that can offer Wish support, such as Lickitung, allow Chikorita without Synthesis to set up screens multiple times, thanks to the added survivability.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>Chikorita can choose to run Aromatherapy to heal its team of status. Hidden Power Fire enables Chikorita to take care of Ferroseed. Worry Seed can be crippling to Pokemon that rely heavily on their ability, such as Cottonee and Scraggy. Chikorita also has a usable physical STAB in the form of Seed Bomb, but Giga Drain with its healing ability and Leaf Storm with its additional power are generally preferred options.</p>

[Checks & Counters]

<p>Lead Anorith is fast(remove space)er than Chikorita, has a powerful super effective attack in the form of X-Scissor, and can Brick Break screens, and as such, making it is a major threat to Chikorita. U-turn leads such as Meowth and Aipom can be problematic. Both Fake Out and U-turn can deal a lot of damage to Chikorita, and this really wears it down. Lead Houndour is a good counter to Chikorita since it is faster and easily OHKOes with Overheat. Cottonee's Taunt can be an issue since it requires prediction with Magic Coat to stop it, but Chikorita without Hidden Power Fire is walled anyway.</p>

[Dream World]

<p>Chikorita receives Leaf Guard from the Dream World, but due to all Chikorita receiving it being male, it cannot be bred onto Chikorita for Little Cup.</p>
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