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Doubles Choice Specs Tapu Koko

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Tapu Koko @ Choice Specs
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Dazzling Gleam
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]

"Thou shalt use Protect on thine attackers", goes a common maxim in Doubles OU; Tapu Koko, being the rebellious punk that it is, goes against this, as it becomes one of DOU's strongest attackers when rocking Choice Specs. Its base 130 Speed allows it to eschew Protect entirely, as the ability to outrun nearly the entire unboosted metagame alongside the amped-up power from Choice Specs lets it easily secure the KOs needed to avoid any damage whatsoever. Moreover, it becomes much more effective at pivoting with Volt Switch, as Choice Specs increases the move's damage and does not inflict recoil damage like Life Orb does. Tapu Koko can fit onto many different teams in general, and this set is handy for decisive players due to its raw strength; its boosted Dazzling Gleam also comes in clutch late-game for mowing down weakened teams. For even more firepower, this set can be used on a rain team, where it can utilize Thunder to leave threats crumbling into submission.
 
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I think you should mention something about Koko's ability to clean late-game with fast powerful spread DGleam. Other than that, I can't find anything wrong / missing. I think a couple parts here and there might toe the line on being too casual (like "one of DOU's braziest attackers"), but fb spotlights are also more lenient on that sort of thing so I'll leave it up to a second opinion from whoever GPs. Nice work Memo QC 1/1
 

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:xy/Tapu Koko:

Tapu Koko @ Choice Specs
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Dazzling Gleam
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]

"Thou shalt use Protect on thine attackers,", (move comma here) goes a common maxim in Doubles OU; Tapu Koko, being the rebellious punk that it is, goes against this, (AC) as it becomes one of DOU's braziest strongest (I don't think "braziest" is a real word; if you meant to type "craziest", that's not the best word choice here either) attackers when rocking a Choice Specs. (This reads more like a Flying Press article than a Facebook post, but being informal isn't necessarily disallowed here.) Its base 130 Speed allows it to eschew Protect entirely, as the ability to outrun nearly the entire unboosted metagame alongside the amped-(AH)up power from Choice Specs lets it easily secure the KOs needed to avoid any damage whatsoever. Even more Moreover, it becomes much more effective at pivoting with Volt Switch, the as Choice Specs increases the move's increasing its damage output and does not inflict while also removing the recoil that would be incurred if it instead ran damage like Life Orb does (wordiness). Tapu Koko in general is a wicked plug-and-play choice for most can fit onto many different (phrasing) teams in general, and this set is handy for decisive players (I don't understand what this means) due to its raw strength; its boosted Dazzling Gleam also comes in clutch late-game for mowing down weakened teams. For even more star firepower, this set can be used on a rain team, where it can utilize Thunder to leave threats crumbling into submission.

I removed a few unnecessary changes. This should be good to go now.
GP 1/1
 
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implemented!

i put in braziest, pretty much an urban invention of a word, knowing it wont get in lol but at least i can say i tried :blobthinking:\

decisive players is bc its a choiced attacker i suppose; a better word probably fits but i do think it gets the job done
 

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"Thou shalt use Protect on thine attackers", goes a common maxim in Doubles OU; Tapu Koko, being the rebellious punk that it is, goes against this, as it becomes one of DOU's strongest attackers when rocking Choice Specs. Its base 130 Speed allows it to eschew Protect entirely, as the ability to outrun nearly the entire unboosted metagame alongside the amped-up power from Choice Specs lets it easily secure the KOs needed to avoid any damage whatsoever. Moreover, it becomes much more effective at pivoting with Volt Switch, as Choice Specs increases the move's damage output and does not inflict recoil damage like Life Orb does (wordiness). Tapu Koko can fit onto many different teams in general, and this set is handy for decisive players due to its raw strength; its boosted Dazzling Gleam also comes in clutch late-game for mowing down weakened teams. For even more firepower, this set can be used on a rain team, where it can utilize Thunder to leave threats crumbling into submission.

That should do the trick now.
 

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