OU Choice Scarf Victini

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[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: V-create
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Final Gambit
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Victory Star
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spe

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

U-turn allows Victini to gain momentum and deal chip damage to Fire-resistant switch-ins like Tyranitar and Mega Latias. Final Gambit lets Victini quickly remove or force damage on a problematic Pokemon. It's particularly useful for getting rid of checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex, which may open the door for a teammate that shares these checks with Victini. Trick cripples walls such as Toxapex. If the opponent has multiple defensive stops to Victini such as Tyranitar, Heatran, and Gliscor, the move ensures that Victini isn't limited to getting a single KO with Final Gambit. Bolt Strike can be run over Final Gambit to hit Water-types such as Toxapex and Tapu Fini.

Set Details
========

Maximum HP investment ensures that Final Gambit deals as much damage as possible when Victini is healthy. If Victini is running Bolt Strike, maximum Attack investment should be used instead to secure the 2HKO on Toxapex and Tapu Fini. Choice Scarf turns Victini into an effective revenge killer, letting it outspeed threats such as Mega Medicham, Mega Alakazam, and non-Choice Scarf Kartana.

Usage Tips
========

Think twice before using V-create if the opponent has an obvious switch-in to it, such as Heatran, Toxapex, or Tyranitar. U-turn is often a safer play, especially if Victini has another teammate that can deal with the threat that's in front of it. Consider using Final Gambit if doing so will significantly help out one of Victini's teammates by removing a shared check. For example, removing Mega Latias is highly beneficial for teammates like Kartana and Swords Dance Gliscor. Preserve Victini's health as much as possible before using Final Gambit; don't unnecessarily switch it into Stealth Rock or strong attacks. Final Gambit can be used early-game in order to immediately force a trade, which can be helpful against offensive teams. Trick should be used against defensive teams that rely on walls like Toxapex to check Victini.

Team Options
========

Pokemon that benefit from Victini's ability to lure in checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex and KO them with Final Gambit make for good teammates. These include Pokemon such as Kartana, Swords Dance Gliscor, and Mega Scizor. Victini is susceptible to all entry hazards and has a Stealth Rock weakness, so it really appreciates Defog support. Tapu Fini is an excellent Defogger to pair with Victini because it can reliably switch into entry hazard setters like Heatran, Ash-Greninja, and Toxapex that trouble it. Gliscor is another great Defogger that can deal with Heatran, Toxapex, Tyranitar, and most Ground-types. Tornadus-T and Zapdos are solid Defoggers that can switch into Ground-type attacks for Victini as well. Solid answers to Water-types, particularly Ash-Greninja, are needed. Kommo-o checks Ash-Greninja, Tyranitar, and Heatran for Victini and pressures defensive cores with its Z-Move and coverage options. Assault Vest Tangrowth checks Ash-Greninja and Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp, and it can use Earthquake or Knock Off in order to weaken Heatran. Rotom-W deals with Ground-types like Landorus-T, Mega Swampert, and Hippowdon in addition to Heatran and brings Victini in against Grass-types with Volt Switch, making it an exemplary partner. Wallbreakers benefit from the U-turn support Victini provides and help to break through defensive cores. Mega Medicham and Hoopa-U are notable examples, since they threaten many of Victini's switch-ins including Heatran, Tyranitar, Toxapex, and Mega Latias.

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Okay, I'm just going to point out the myriad of issues with the analysis already, so that neither of us have to waste our time later.

The current set is not the right set. This is the right set:

Victini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- V-create
- U-turn
- Final Gambit
- Trick

Only Bolt Strike should go in Moves.

I have no idea why Set Details was excluded from the current WIP, but you should definitely explain why maximum HP investment is run, why Choice Scarf is appealing, and give a mention to maximum Attack investment alongside Bolt Strike.

The amount of Pokemon listed in Team Options right now is absolutely absurd. Team Options should be used to provide some examples of good teammates, not to mention every Pokemon under the sun.
 
Alright, done. I didn't include Set Details originally because fsr none of the other Victini sets appear to have it.
 

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[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: V-create
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Final Gambit
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Victory Star
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
  • U-turn allows Victini to gain momentum and chip Fire-resistant switch-ins like Tyranitar and Mega Latias.
  • Final Gambit lets Victini quickly remove or force damage on a problematic Pokemon if it's healthy enough. It's should be noted that it's especially useful because it allows Victini to get rid of checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex, which is great for certain teammates such as Kartana, Gliscor, and Mega Scizor.
  • Trick cripples passive defensive answers to Victini like Toxapex and Gastrodon. Gastrodon really isn't the biggest concern, it's just really nice in general to put a bigger dent into teams with multiple of Toxapex, Heatran, and Gliscor to name a few examples.
  • Bolt Strike is an option that can be run over Final Gambit to hit Water-types such as Toxapex and Tapu Fini.
Set Details
========
  • Maximum HP investment ensures that Final Gambit deals as much damage as possible when Victini is healthy.
  • If Victini is running Bolt Strike, maximum Attack investment can should be used instead to secure the 2HKO on Toxapex and Tapu Fini.
  • Choice Scarf turns Victini into an effective revenge killer, letting it outspeed threats such as Mega Medicham, Mega Alakazam, and non-Choice Scarf Kartana.
Usage Tips
========
  • Think twice before using V-create if the opponent has an obvious switch-in to it, such as Heatran. Give a few more examples here. U-turn is often a better midground play, especially if Victini has another teammate that can deal with the threat that's in front of it. If the opponent decides to switch, it will allow Victini to bring in a wallbreaker for free and put momentum in your favor.
  • Final Gambit should be used in emergency situations to remove an immediate threat to your team, such as a boosted Volcarona, or when Victini is no longer needed. This just isn't really true. If you have a teammate such as Gliscor or Kartana, and the opportunity to get rid of Mega Latias presents itself, sacrificing Victini is often worth it. Try to preserve Victini's health before using Final Gambit.
  • Trick should be used against defensive teams that rely on passive Pokemon like Toxapex to check Victini.
Team Options
========
  • Pokemon that benefit from Victini's ability to lure in and KO certain Pokemon should be the first thing.
  • Victini is susceptible to all entry hazards and has a Stealth Rock weakness, so it really appreciates Defog support. Tapu Fini is an excellent Defogger to pair with Victini because it can reliably switch into hazard setters like Heatran, Ash-Greninja, and Toxapex that trouble it. Gliscor is another great Defogger that can deal with Heatran, Toxapex, and most Ground-types. Tornadus-T definitely deserves a mention here.
  • Wallbreakers benefit from the U-turn support Victini provides and can help to break through defensive cores. Mega Medicham and Hoopa-U are notable examples, since they threaten many of Victini's switch-ins including Heatran, Tyranitar, Toxapex, and Mega Latias. This really shouldn't be the second thing mentioned, as pairing these with Victini is relatively rare. Move it to the bottom.
  • Volt Switch and U-turn users can help Victini get in against its intended targets. Tapu Koko and Rotom-W are good partners, since they tend to bait in Grass-types for Victini to take advantage of. Tapu Koko can also weaken Ground-types for Victini with a Shuca Berry set, while Rotom-W checks Heatran and most Ground-types and provides Defog support for Victini.
  • Tapu Bulu checks Water- and Ground-types like Ash-Greninja, Landorus-T, and Garchomp that threaten Victini, and its Grassy Terrain weakens Earthquake which makes Victini harder to revenge kill.
    Neither of these are significant enough to be worth noting. It's true that you need strong checks to Ash-Greninja, Landorus-T, and Garchomp with Victini, but Tapu Bulu hasn't been run with Victini at all. Instead, I suggest that you mention Pokemon like Kommo-o, Rotom-W, and Tangrowth.
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- Written by: [[bigtalk, 466663]]
- Quality checked by: [[, ], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
This was a lot, so I'd like to look over it again when this is implemented.
 

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[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: V-create
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Final Gambit
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Victory Star
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
  • U-turn allows Victini to gain momentum and deal chip to Fire-resistant switch-ins like Tyranitar and Mega Latias.
  • Final Gambit lets Victini quickly remove or force damage on a problematic Pokemon. It's particularly useful for getting rid of checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex, which may free up one of Victini's teammates.
  • Trick cripples walls such as Toxapex. If the opponent has multiple defensive stops to Victini such as Toxapex, Heatran, and Gliscor, it ensures that Victini isn't limited to getting a single kill with Final Gambit.
  • Bolt Strike is an option that can be run over Final Gambit to hit Water-types such as Toxapex and Tapu Fini.
Set Details
========
  • Maximum HP investment ensures that Final Gambit deals as much damage as possible when Victini is healthy.
  • If Victini is running Bolt Strike, maximum Attack investment should be used instead to secure the 2HKO on Toxapex and Tapu Fini.
  • Choice Scarf turns Victini into an effective revenge killer, letting it outspeed threats such as Mega Medicham, Mega Alakazam, and non-Choice Scarf Kartana.
Usage Tips
========
  • Think twice before using V-create if the opponent has an obvious switch-in to it, such as Heatran, Toxapex, or Tyranitar. U-turn is often a better midground play, especially if Victini has another teammate that can deal with the threat that's in front of it. If the opponent decides to switch, it will allow Victini to bring in a teammate for free and generate momentum in your favor.
  • Consider using Final Gambit if doing so will significantly free up one of Victini's teammates by removing a shared check. For example, removing Mega Latias is highly beneficial for teammates like Kartana and Swords Dance Gliscor.
  • Preserve Victini's health as much as possible before using Final Gambit. You should briefly explain how to go about preserving Victini's HP (don't unnecessarily switch it into Stealth Rock or strong attacks).
  • Trick should be used against defensive teams that rely on walls like Toxapex to check Victini.
Team Options
========
  • Pokemon that benefit from Victini's ability to lure in and KO checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex with Final Gambit make for good teammates. This includes Pokemon such as Kartana, Swords Dance Gliscor, and Mega Scizor.
  • Victini is susceptible to all entry hazards and has a Stealth Rock weakness, so it really appreciates Defog support. Tapu Fini is an excellent Defogger to pair with Victini because it can reliably switch into hazard setters like Heatran, Ash-Greninja, and Toxapex that trouble it. Gliscor is another great Defogger that can deal with Heatran, Toxapex, and most Ground-types. Tornadus-T and Zapdos are solid Defoggers that can switch into Ground-type attacks for Victini.
  • Solid answers to Water-types, in particular Ash-Greninja, are needed. Kommo-o checks Ash-Greninja, Tyranitar, and Heatran for Victini and pressures defensive cores with its Z-Move and coverage options. Assault Vest Tangrowth checks Ash-Greninja and Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp, and it can use Earthquake or Knock Off in order to weaken Heatran.
  • Rotom-W deals with Ground-types like Landorus-T, Mega Swampert, and Hippowdon in addition to Heatran, gets Victini in on Grass-types with Volt Switch, and uses Defog to clear entry hazards for it, making it an exemplary partner. Most Rotom-W are offensive on teams with Victini, so they don't run Defog.
  • Defensive Landorus-T checks Ground-types like Garchomp and opposing Landorus-T, in addition to other physical attackers like Mega Charizard X. It can bring Victini safely in on Grass-types via a slow U-turn.
  • Wallbreakers benefit from the U-turn support Victini provides and can help to break through defensive cores. Mega Medicham and Hoopa-U are notable examples, since they threaten many of Victini's switch-ins including Heatran, Tyranitar, Toxapex, and Mega Latias.
[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[bigtalk, 466663]]
- Quality checked by: [[, ], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
This is good, 1/3.
 
[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: V-create
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Final Gambit
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Victory Star
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spe

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

U-turn allows Victini to gain momentum and deal chip damage to Fire-resistant switch-ins like Tyranitar and Mega Latias. Final Gambit lets Victini quickly remove or force damage on a problematic Pokemon. It's particularly useful for getting rid of checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex, which may free up one of Victini's teammates. Trick cripples walls such as Toxapex. If the opponent has multiple defensive stops to Victini such as Toxapex, Heatran, and Gliscor, it ensures that Victini isn't limited to getting a single kill with Final Gambit. Bolt Strike is an option that can be run over Final Gambit to hit Water-types such as Toxapex and Tapu Fini.

Set Details
========

Maximum HP investment ensures that Final Gambit deals as much damage as possible when Victini is healthy. If Victini is running Bolt Strike, maximum Attack investment should be used instead to secure the 2HKO on Toxapex and Tapu Fini. Choice Scarf turns Victini into an effective revenge killer, letting it outspeed threats such as Mega Medicham, Mega Alakazam, and non-Choice Scarf Kartana.

Usage Tips
========

Think twice before using V-create if the opponent has an obvious switch-in to it, such as Heatran, Toxapex, or Tyranitar. U-turn is often a better midground play, especially if Victini has another teammate that can deal with the threat that's in front of it. Consider using Final Gambit if doing so will significantly free up one of Victini's teammates by removing a shared check. For example, removing Mega Latias is highly beneficial for teammates like Kartana and Swords Dance Gliscor. Preserve Victini's health as much as possible before using Final Gambit; don't unnecessarily switch it into Stealth Rock or strong attacks. Trick should be used against defensive teams that rely on walls like Toxapex to check Victini.

add mentions of using final gambit in the early game since forcing a kill vs offence is really huge for teammates to go in.

Team Options
========

Pokemon that benefit from Victini's ability to lure in and KO checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex with Final Gambit make for good teammates. This includes Pokemon such as Kartana, Swords Dance Gliscor, and Mega Scizor. Victini is susceptible to all entry hazards and has a Stealth Rock weakness, so it really appreciates Defog support. Tapu Fini is an excellent Defogger to pair with Victini because it can reliably switch into hazard setters like Heatran, Ash-Greninja, and Toxapex that trouble it. Gliscor is another great Defogger that can deal with Heatran, Toxapex, Tyranitar, and most Ground-types. Tornadus-T and Zapdos are solid Defoggers that can switch into Ground-type attacks for Victini. Solid answers to Water-types, in particular Ash-Greninja, are needed. Kommo-o checks Ash-Greninja, Tyranitar, and Heatran for Victini and pressures defensive cores with its Z-Move and coverage options. Assault Vest Tangrowth checks Ash-Greninja and Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp, and it can use Earthquake or Knock Off in order to weaken Heatran. Rotom-W deals with Ground-types like Landorus-T, Mega Swampert, and Hippowdon in addition to Heatran and gets Victini in on Grass-types with Volt Switch, making it an exemplary partner. Wallbreakers benefit from the U-turn support Victini provides and help to break through defensive cores. Mega Medicham and Hoopa-U are notable examples, since they threaten many of Victini's switch-ins including Heatran, Tyranitar, Toxapex, and Mega Latias.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[bigtalk, 466663]]
- Quality checked by: [[Jordy, 395754], [GMars, 273636], [curiosity, 443485]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]

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Good work, QC 3/3.
 

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[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: V-create
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Final Gambit
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Victory Star
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spe

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

U-turn allows Victini to gain momentum and deal chip damage to Fire-resistant switch-ins like Tyranitar and Mega Latias. Final Gambit lets Victini quickly remove or force damage on a problematic Pokemon. It's particularly useful for getting rid of checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex, which may free up one of Victini's teammates (This is kinda vague; what kinda teammates are freed up, and/or what would they do?). Trick cripples walls such as Toxapex. If the opponent has multiple defensive stops to Victini such as Toxapex (You just mentioned it; try something else), Heatran, and Gliscor, it the move ensures that Victini isn't limited to getting a single kill KO with Final Gambit. Bolt Strike is an option that (Do you need this?) can be run over Final Gambit to hit Water-types such as Toxapex and Tapu Fini.

Set Details
========

Maximum HP investment ensures that Final Gambit deals as much damage as possible when Victini is healthy. If Victini is running Bolt Strike, maximum Attack investment should be used instead to secure the 2HKO on Toxapex and Tapu Fini. Choice Scarf turns Victini into an effective revenge killer, letting it outspeed threats such as Mega Medicham, Mega Alakazam, and non-Choice Scarf Kartana.

Usage Tips
========

Think twice before using V-create if the opponent has an obvious switch-in to it, such as Heatran, Toxapex, or Tyranitar. U-turn is often a better midground (You're only comparing it to one other move) play, especially if Victini has another teammate that can deal with the threat that's in front of it. Consider using Final Gambit if doing so will significantly free up aid (Not sure this was the right word choice) one of Victini's teammates by removing a shared check. For example, removing Mega Latias is highly beneficial for teammates like Kartana and Swords Dance Gliscor. Preserve Victini's health as much as possible before using Final Gambit; don't unnecessarily switch it into Stealth Rock or strong attacks. Final Gambit can be used early-game in order to immediately force a trade, which can be helpful against offensive teams. Trick should be used against defensive teams that rely on walls like Toxapex to check Victini.

Team Options
========

Pokemon that benefit from Victini's ability to lure in and KO checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex and KO them with Final Gambit make for good teammates. This includes These include Pokemon such as Kartana, Swords Dance Gliscor, and Mega Scizor. Victini is susceptible to all entry hazards and has a Stealth Rock weakness, so it really appreciates Defog support. Tapu Fini is an excellent Defogger to pair with Victini because it can reliably switch into entry hazard setters like Heatran, Ash-Greninja, and Toxapex that trouble it. Gliscor is another great Defogger that can deal with Heatran, Toxapex, Tyranitar, and most Ground-types. Tornadus-T and Zapdos are solid Defoggers that can switch into Ground-type attacks for Victini as well (Because Gliscor does this too). Solid answers to Water-types, in particular particularly Ash-Greninja, are needed. Kommo-o checks Ash-Greninja, Tyranitar, and Heatran for Victini and pressures defensive cores with its Z-Move and coverage options. Assault Vest Tangrowth checks Ash-Greninja and Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp, and it can use Earthquake or Knock Off in order to weaken Heatran. Rotom-W deals with Ground-types like Landorus-T, Mega Swampert, and Hippowdon in addition to Heatran and gets Victini in on Grass-types with Volt Switch, making it an exemplary partner. Wallbreakers benefit from the U-turn support Victini provides and help to break through defensive cores. Mega Medicham and Hoopa-U are notable examples, since they threaten many of Victini's switch-ins including Heatran, Tyranitar, Toxapex, and Mega Latias.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[bigtalk, 466663]]
- Quality checked by: [[Jordy, 395754], [GMars, 273636], [curiosity, 443485]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
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[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: V-create
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Final Gambit
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Victory Star
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spe

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

U-turn allows Victini to gain momentum and deal chip damage to Fire-resistant switch-ins like Tyranitar and Mega Latias. Final Gambit lets Victini quickly remove or force damage on a problematic Pokemon. It's particularly useful for getting rid of checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex, which may open the door for a teammate that shares these checks with Victini. Trick cripples walls such as Toxapex. If the opponent has multiple defensive stops to Victini such as Tyranitar, Heatran, and Gliscor, the move ensures that Victini isn't limited to getting a single KO with Final Gambit. Bolt Strike can be run over Final Gambit to hit Water-types such as Toxapex and Tapu Fini.

Set Details
========

Maximum HP investment ensures that Final Gambit deals as much damage as possible when Victini is healthy. If Victini is running Bolt Strike, maximum Attack investment should be used instead to secure the 2HKO on Toxapex and Tapu Fini. Choice Scarf turns Victini into an effective revenge killer, letting it outspeed threats such as Mega Medicham, Mega Alakazam, and non-Choice Scarf Kartana.

Usage Tips
========

Think twice before using V-create if the opponent has an obvious switch-in to it, such as Heatran, Toxapex, or Tyranitar. U-turn is often a safer play, especially if Victini has another teammate that can deal with the threat that's in front of it. Consider using Final Gambit if doing so will significantly help out one of Victini's teammates by removing a shared check. For example, removing Mega Latias is highly beneficial for teammates like Kartana and Swords Dance Gliscor. Preserve Victini's health as much as possible before using Final Gambit; don't unnecessarily switch it into Stealth Rock or strong attacks. Final Gambit can be used early-game in order to immediately force a trade, which can be helpful against offensive teams. Trick should be used against defensive teams that rely on walls like Toxapex to check Victini.

Team Options
========

Pokemon that benefit from Victini's ability to lure in checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex and KO them with Final Gambit make for good teammates. These include Pokemon such as Kartana, Swords Dance Gliscor, and Mega Scizor. Victini is susceptible to all entry hazards and has a Stealth Rock weakness, so it really appreciates Defog support. Tapu Fini is an excellent Defogger to pair with Victini because it can reliably switch into entry hazard setters like Heatran, Ash-Greninja, and Toxapex that trouble it. Gliscor is another great Defogger that can deal with Heatran, Toxapex, Tyranitar, and most Ground-types. Tornadus-T and Zapdos are solid Defoggers that can switch into Ground-type attacks for Victini as well. Solid answers to Water-types, particularly Ash-Greninja, are needed. Kommo-o checks Ash-Greninja, Tyranitar, and Heatran for Victini and pressures defensive cores with its Z-Move and coverage options. Assault Vest Tangrowth checks Ash-Greninja and Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp, and it can use Earthquake or Knock Off in order to weaken Heatran. Rotom-W deals with Ground-types like Landorus-T, Mega Swampert, and Hippowdon in addition to Heatran and gets brings Victini in on against (Mainly a subjective change here, I think it sounds better) Grass-types with Volt Switch, making it an exemplary partner. Wallbreakers benefit from the U-turn support Victini provides and help to break through defensive cores. Mega Medicham and Hoopa-U are notable examples, since they threaten many of Victini's switch-ins including Heatran, Tyranitar, Toxapex, and Mega Latias.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[bigtalk, 466663]]
- Quality checked by: [[Jordy, 395754], [GMars, 273636], [curiosity, 443485]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Empress, 175616], [, ]]
 
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Not much to add to this at all, good work.

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[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: V-create
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Final Gambit
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Victory Star
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spe

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

U-turn allows Victini to gain momentum and deal chip damage to Fire-resistant switch-ins like Tyranitar and Mega Latias. Final Gambit lets Victini quickly remove or force damage on a problematic Pokemon. It's particularly useful for getting rid of checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex, which may open the door for a teammate that shares these checks with Victini. Trick cripples walls such as Toxapex. If the opponent has multiple defensive stops to Victini such as Tyranitar, Heatran, and Gliscor, the move ensures that Victini isn't limited to getting a single KO with Final Gambit. Bolt Strike can be run over Final Gambit to hit Water-types such as Toxapex and Tapu Fini.

Set Details
========

Maximum HP investment ensures that Final Gambit deals as much damage as possible when Victini is healthy. If Victini is running Bolt Strike, maximum Attack investment should be used instead to secure the 2HKO on Toxapex and Tapu Fini. Choice Scarf turns Victini into an effective revenge killer, letting it outspeed threats such as Mega Medicham, Mega Alakazam, and non-Choice Scarf Kartana.

Usage Tips
========

Think twice before using V-create if the opponent has an obvious switch-in to it, such as Heatran, Toxapex, or Tyranitar. U-turn is often a safer play, especially if Victini has another teammate that can deal with the threat that's in front of it. Consider using Final Gambit if doing so will significantly help out one of Victini's teammates by removing a shared check. For example, removing Mega Latias is highly beneficial for teammates like Kartana and Swords Dance Gliscor. Preserve Victini's health as much as possible before using Final Gambit; don't unnecessarily switch it into Stealth Rock or strong attacks. Final Gambit can be used early-game in order to immediately force a trade, which can be helpful against offensive teams. Trick should be used against defensive teams that rely on walls like Toxapex to check Victini.

Team Options
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Pokemon that benefit from Victini's ability to lure in checks like Mega Latias, Heatran, and Toxapex and KO them with Final Gambit make for good teammates. These include Pokemon such as Kartana, Swords Dance Gliscor, and Mega Scizor. Victini is susceptible to all entry hazards and has a Stealth Rock weakness, so it really appreciates Defog support. Tapu Fini is an excellent Defogger to pair with Victini because it can reliably switch into entry hazard setters like Heatran, Ash-Greninja, and Toxapex that trouble it. Gliscor is another great Defogger that can deal with Heatran, Toxapex, Tyranitar, and most Ground-types. Tornadus-T and Zapdos are solid Defoggers that can switch into Ground-type attacks for Victini as well. Solid answers to Water-types, particularly Ash-Greninja, are needed. Kommo-o checks Ash-Greninja, Tyranitar, and Heatran for Victini and pressures defensive cores with its Z-Move and coverage options. Assault Vest Tangrowth checks Ash-Greninja and Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp, and it can use Earthquake or Knock Off in order to weaken Heatran. Rotom-W deals with Ground-types like Landorus-T, Mega Swampert, and Hippowdon in addition to Heatran and gets brings Victini in on against (Mainly a subjective change here, I think it sounds better) Grass-types with Volt Switch, making it an exemplary partner. Wallbreakers benefit from the U-turn support Victini provides and help to break through defensive cores. Mega Medicham and Hoopa-U are notable examples, since they threaten many of Victini's switch-ins including Heatran, Tyranitar, Toxapex, and Mega Latias.

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