NU Clefairy

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[SET]
name: Wish Pivot
move 1: Moonblast
move 2: Wish
move 3: Teleport
move 4: Protect
item: Eviolite
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Clefairy's valuable Fairy typing, useful support moves, and Eviolite-increased bulk make it one of NU's best defensive Pokemon. Clefairy's able to switch into several key special attackers, namely Drampa, but also others like Abomasnow and Rotom-S. Magic Guard gifts Clefairy with an amazing matchup against passive Pokemon that rely on Toxic for damage, as well as being unaffected by teams reliant on entry hazard stacking. Wish provides a source of recovery for both Clefairy and its teammates. Teleport lets Clefairy safely pivot into teammates to heal them with Wish. This combination is particularly useful on bulkier teams where maintaining healthy switch-ins is pivotal to success. Protect gives Clefairy the opportunity to heal itself with Wish and to scout opposing Choice-locked Pokemon like Indeedee-F, Togedemaru, and Sawk.

Sporting an ability that gives it immunity to poison damage from Toxic and entry hazards, Clefairy is a staple on stall playstyles as well as balanced and bulkier builds; however, it does have its weaknesses that need tending to. Poison-type answers are essential; Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Quagsire can check Garbodor and Toxicroak to different levels of success, and they also appreciate Clefairy's Wish healing and ability to sponge special attacks. Additionally, the aforementioned Pokemon can also check Steel- and Fire-types like Togedemaru, Perrserker, and Rapidash, all of which counter Clefairy easily. Due to Clefairy's lackluster physical bulk, physical walls are a necessity; again, Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Quagsire fulfill this role, as well as Pokemon like Eldegoss, Rotom-S, and Wishiwashi. Clefairy is not limited to bulkier teams, so offensive Pokemon that benefit from Wish healing in conjunction with Teleport like Rapidash, Indeedee-F, Sawk, and Flapple are all good teammates and deal with Clefairy's weaknesses.

[SET]
name: Utility
move 1: Soft-Boiled
move 2: Moonblast / Seismic Toss
move 3: Knock Off / Toxic
move 4: Stealth Rock / Toxic
item: Eviolite
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This set is extremely flexible, as its main purpose is to tank hits and cripple or chip Pokemon; most moveslots with the exception of Soft-Boiled can be customized to assist your team the most. Soft-Boiled is essential for recovery, letting Clefairy act as a more reliable check to threats like Drampa and Cursola. Moonblast is generally preferred to deal with Cofagrigus more effectively, as well as Silvally-Dark and Sawk. However, Seismic Toss has merit in getting off reliable damage against Fairy-resistant Pokemon like Garbodor and Galarian Stunfisk, both of which comfortably tank Moonblasts. Knock Off is an annoyance for the opposing team because of its low-risk nature and incredible value in removing items. Clefairy can be used as an entry hazard setter through Stealth Rock, and thanks to its amazing Special Defense and access to recovery, it will generally find many opportunities to set Stealth Rock up throughout the match. Toxic can be used over Knock Off or Stealth Rock to spread status, putting annoyances like the Silvally formes, Rotom-F, Rotom-S, and Wishiwashi on a timer.

This set can be used on many teams but requires answers to Poison- and Steel-types; both offensive and defensive teammates such as Cofagrigus, Rotom-S, Rapidash, and Sawk work well. The Silvally formes are great partners thanks to their inability to get crippled by Trick and Knock Off from Pokemon like Indeedee-F and Malamar, as well as being overall great Pokemon that provide great defensive utility. Namely, Silvally-Dark is immune to Psyshock from Choice Specs Indeedee-F, which would severely dent Clefairy. Other formes like Ground, Water, and Dragon are good partners too; Silvally-Ground deals with both Poison- and Steel-types; Silvally-Water deals Fire-types like Rapidash and Silvally-Fire; and Silvally-Dragon greatly appreciates Clefairy's Knock Off potentially removing opposing Clefairy's Eviolite and Choice Scarfs from the likes of Togedemaru, Sawk, and Toxicroak, all of which could otherwise revenge kill it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[banks, 379208]]
- Quality checked by: [[Rabia, 336073], [Ho3nConfirm3d, 231074]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Rabia, 336073]]
 
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Rabia

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[SET]
name: Wish Pivot
move 1: Moonblast
move 2: Wish
move 3: Teleport
move 4: Protect
item: Eviolite
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Clefairy's valuable Fairy typing(RH), useful support moves, and Eviolited Eviolite-increased bulk make it one of NU's best defensive Pokemon, being able to switch in against most special attackers (I'd give examples here and put some emphasis on how it's one of the few Pokemon that can even try to defensively answer Drampa). Sporting an ability that gives it immunity to status (technically it's not immune to paralysis :x)and entry hazards make it a staple on stall playstyles, as well as balanced and bulkier builds. (I think it'd be better if you shifted this discussion of playstyles it fits on into the first sentence of the next paragraph and instead talked here about how Magic Guard gives it a great matchup against passive Pokemon that rely on status moves like Toxic to do damage) Wish provides a source of recovery for both Clefairy and its teammates. Teleport lets Clefairy pivot out into teammates, and since Teleport has negative priority, you're able to choose what Pokemon to send out to receive Wish healing. This combination is particularly useful on bulkier teams where maintaining healthy switch-ins is pivotal to success. Protect gives Clefairy opportunity to heal itself with Wish and to also scout opposing Choice-locked Pokemon like Indeedee-F, Togedemaru, and Sawk.

Clefairy can be easily slotted onto many teams thanks to its good Special Defense and rewarding Wish + Teleport utility; however, it does have its weaknesses that need tending to. Poison-type answers are essential; Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Quagsire can check Gabrodor Garbodor and Toxicroak to different levels of success, and they also appreciate Clefairy's Wish healing and ability to sponge special attacks. Additionally, the aforementioned Pokemon can also check Steel- and Fire-types like Togedemaru, Rapidash, and Perrserker, all of which counter Clefairy easily. Due to Clefairy's lackluster physical defense, physical walls are a necessity; again, Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Quagsire fulfill this role, as well as Pokemon like Eldegoss, Rotom-S, and Wishiwashi. Clefairy is not limited to bulkier teams, so offensive Pokemon that benefit from Wish healing like Rapidash, Indeedee-F, and Sawk are all good teammates and deal with Clefairy's weaknesses, respectively.

[SET]
name: Utility
move 1: Soft-Boiled
move 2: Moonblast / Seismic Toss
move 3: Knock Off / Toxic
move 4: Stealth Rock / Toxic
item: Eviolite
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This set is extremely flexible, as its main purpose is to tank hits and cripple or chip Pokemon; most moveslots with the exception of Soft-Boiled can be customised customized to assist your team the most. Soft-Boiled is essential for recovery, letting Clefairy act as a more reliable check to threats like Drampa and Cursola. (not sure this is needed, you + next QCer can decide ig) Moonblast is generally preferred to deal with Cofagrigus more effectively, as well as Silvally-Dark and Sawk. However, Seismic Toss has merit in getting off reliable damage against most targets, with the exception of Ghost-types, such as Gabrodor and Galarian Stunfisk, both of which comfortably tank Moonblasts. (this sentence is a bit all over the place; I think you could probably just talk about how Seismic Toss is better at netting damage on specially defensive foes and Fairy-resistant Pokemon) Knock Off is an annoyance for the opposing team because of its low-risk nature and incredible value in removing items. Clefairy can be used as an entry hazard setter through Stealth Rock, and thanks to its amazing Special Defense and access to recovery, it will generally find many opportunities to set Stealth Rock up throughout the match. Toxic can be used over Knock Off or Stealth Rock to spread status, putting annoyances like the Silvally formes, Rotom formes, and Wishiwashi on a timer.

Much like the first set, this set can be used on many teams but answers to Poison- and Steel-types are required; both offensive and defensive teammates such as Cofagrigus, Rotom-S, Rapidash, and Sawk work well. The Silvally formes are great partners thanks to their inability to get Tricked crippled by Trick from Pokemon like Indeedee-F, as well as just being overall great Pokemon that appreciate Clefairy's defensive utility. Namely, Silvally-Dark is immune to Psyshock from Choice Specs Indeedee-F, which would severely dent Clefairy. Other formes like Ground, Water, and Dragon are good partners too; Silvally-Ground deals with both Poison- and Steel-types; Silvally-Water deals Fire-types like Rapidash and Silvally-Fire; and Silvally-Dragon greatly appreciates Clefairy's Knock Off, potentially removing opposing Clefairy's Eviolite and Choice Scarfs from the likes of Togedemaru, Sawk, and Toxicroak, all of which could otherwise revenge Silvally-Dragon.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[banks, 379208]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

qc 1/2 when done
 

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SET]
name: Wish Pivot
move 1: Moonblast
move 2: Wish
move 3: Teleport
move 4: Protect
item: Eviolite
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Clefairy's valuable Fairy typing, useful support moves, and Eviolite-increased bulk make it one of NU's best defensive Pokemon, being able to switch in against most special attackers, namely Drampa among others. Magic Guard gifts Clefairy with an amazing matchup against passive Pokemon that rely on Toxic damage, as well as being unaffected by teams reliant on entry hazard stacking. Wish provides a source of recovery for both Clefairy and its teammates. Teleport lets Clefairy pivot out into teammates, and since Teleport has negative priority, you're able to choose what Pokemon to send out to receive Wish healing. This combination is particularly useful on bulkier teams where maintaining healthy switch-ins is pivotal to success. Protect gives Clefairy opportunity to heal itself with Wish and to also scout opposing Choice-locked Pokemon like Indeedee-F, Togedemaru, and Sawk.

Sporting an ability that gives it immunity to Toxic and entry hazards make it a staple on stall playstyles, as well as balanced and bulkier builds. Clefairy can be easily slotted onto many other teams as well thanks to its good Special Defense and rewarding Wish + Teleport utility; however, it does have its weaknesses that need tending to. (the pros of wishpass were already covered in the move description, and since this part didnt have any more relevant info or examples i think its fine removing it) Poison-type answers are essential; Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Quagsire can check Garbodor and Toxicroak to different levels of success, and they also appreciate Clefairy's Wish healing and ability to sponge special attacks. Additionally, the aforementioned Pokemon can also check Steel- and Fire-types like Togedemaru, Rapidash, and Perrserker, all of which counter Clefairy easily. Due to Clefairy's lackluster Physical Defense, physical walls are a necessity; again, Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Quagsire fulfill this role, as well as Pokemon like Eldegoss, Rotom-S, and Wishiwashi. Clefairy is not limited to bulkier teams, so offensive Pokemon that benefit from Wish healing like Rapidash, Indeedee-F, and Sawk are all good teammates and deal with Clefairy's weaknesses, respectively. (Is wish healing on offensive teams all that common? i think what should be absolutely mentioned is the slow pivoting from Teleport for wallbreakers like Flapple and Indeedee that have a hard time finding switch ins otherwise)

[SET]
name: Utility
move 1: Soft-Boiled
move 2: Moonblast / Seismic Toss
move 3: Knock Off / Toxic
move 4: Stealth Rock / Toxic
item: Eviolite
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This set is extremely flexible, as its main purpose is to tank hits and cripple or chip Pokemon; most moveslots with the exception of Soft-Boiled can be customized to assist your team the most. Soft-Boiled is essential for recovery, letting Clefairy act as a more reliable check to threats like Drampa and Cursola. Moonblast is generally preferred to deal with Cofagrigus more effectively, as well as Silvally-Dark and Sawk. However, Seismic Toss has merit in getting off reliable damage against Fairy-type resistances like Gabrodor and Galarian Stunfisk, both of which comfortably tank Moonblasts. Knock Off is an annoyance for the opposing team because of its low-risk nature and incredible value in removing items. Clefairy can be used as an entry hazard setter through Stealth Rock, and thanks to its amazing Special Defense and access to recovery, it will generally find many opportunities to set Stealth Rock up throughout the match. Toxic can be used over Knock Off or Stealth Rock to spread status, putting annoyances like the Silvally formes, Rotom formes, and Wishiwashi on a timer.

Much like the first set, this set can be used on many teams but answers to Poison- and Steel-types are required; both offensive and defensive teammates such as Cofagrigus, Rotom-S, Rapidash, and Sawk work well. The Silvally formes are great partners thanks to their inability to get crippled by Trick and Knock Off from Pokemon like Indeedee-F and Malamar, as well as just being overall great Pokemon that appreciate Clefairy's defensive utility (the Trick point was a little niche, so I expanded the same quality for vallys to also be knock absorbers so that clef keeps its valuable eviolite). Namely, Silvally-Dark is immune to Psyshock from Choice Specs Indeedee-F, which would severely dent Clefairy. Other formes like Ground, Water, and Dragon are good partners too; Silvally-Ground deals with both Poison- and Steel-types; Silvally-Water deals Fire-types like Rapidash and Silvally-Fire; and Silvally-Dragon greatly appreciates Clefairy's Knock Off, potentially removing opposing Clefairy's Eviolite and Choice Scarfs from the likes of Togedemaru, Sawk, and Toxicroak, all of which could otherwise revenge Silvally-Dragon.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[banks, 379208]]
- Quality checked by: [[Rabia, 336073]], [Ho3nConfirm3d, 231074]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

QC 2/2!

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Rabia

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[SET]
name: Wish Pivot
move 1: Moonblast
move 2: Wish
move 3: Teleport
move 4: Protect
item: Eviolite
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Clefairy's valuable Fairy typing, useful support moves, and Eviolite-increased bulk make it one of NU's best defensive Pokemon (RC) being able to switch in against most special attackers, namely Drampa among others. Clefairy's able to switch into several key special attackers, namely Drampa, but also others like Abomasnow and Rotom-S. (I made this part a second sentence because it read a bit awkwardly) Magic Guard gifts Clefairy with an amazing matchup against passive Pokemon that rely on Toxic for damage, as well as being unaffected by teams reliant on entry hazard stacking. Wish provides a source of recovery for both Clefairy and its teammates. Teleport lets Clefairy safely pivot out into teammates to heal them with Wish, and since Teleport has negative priority, you're able to choose what Pokemon to send out to receive Wish healing. (these changes help remove the "Dex info" of the sentence) This combination is particularly useful on bulkier teams where maintaining healthy switch-ins is pivotal to success. Protect gives Clefairy the opportunity to heal itself with Wish and to also scout opposing Choice-locked Pokemon like Indeedee-F, Togedemaru, and Sawk.

Sporting an ability that gives it immunity to poison damage from Toxic and entry hazards make it,(AC) Clefairy is a staple on stall playstyles (RC) as well as balanced and bulkier builds; however, it does have its weaknesses that need tending to. Poison-type answers are essential; Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Quagsire can check Garbodor and Toxicroak to different levels of success, and they also appreciate Clefairy's Wish healing and ability to sponge special attacks. Additionally, the aforementioned Pokemon can also check Steel- and Fire-types like Togedemaru, Rapidash, and Perrserker, and Rapidash,(AC) all of which counter Clefairy easily. Due to Clefairy's lackluster Physical Defense physical bulk, physical walls are a necessity; again, Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Quagsire fulfill this role, as well as Pokemon like Eldegoss, Rotom-S, and Wishiwashi. Clefairy is not limited to bulkier teams, so offensive Pokemon that benefit from Wish healing in conjunction with Teleport like Rapidash, Indeedee-F, Sawk, and Flapple are all good teammates and deal with Clefairy's weaknesses.

[SET]
name: Utility
move 1: Soft-Boiled
move 2: Moonblast / Seismic Toss
move 3: Knock Off / Toxic
move 4: Stealth Rock / Toxic
item: Eviolite
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This set is extremely flexible, as its main purpose is to tank hits and cripple or chip Pokemon; most moveslots with the exception of Soft-Boiled can be customized to assist your team the most. Soft-Boiled is essential for recovery, letting Clefairy act as a more reliable check to threats like Drampa and Cursola. Moonblast is generally preferred to deal with Cofagrigus more effectively, as well as Silvally-Dark and Sawk. However, Seismic Toss has merit in getting off reliable damage against Fairy-type resistances Fairy-resistant Pokemon like Gabrodor Garbodor and Galarian Stunfisk, both of which comfortably tank Moonblasts. Knock Off is an annoyance for the opposing team because of its low-risk nature and incredible value in removing items. Clefairy can be used as an entry hazard setter through Stealth Rock, and thanks to its amazing Special Defense and access to recovery, it will generally find many opportunities to set Stealth Rock up throughout the match. Toxic can be used over Knock Off or Stealth Rock to spread status, putting annoyances like the Silvally formes, Rotom formes Rotom-F, Rotom-S, and Wishiwashi on a timer. (meh, saying Rotom formes (or Rotom-A) implies the others I feel.)

Much like the first set, this This (cross-referencing sets = bad)
set can be used on many teams but requires answers to Poison- and Steel-types are required; both offensive and defensive teammates such as Cofagrigus, Rotom-S, Rapidash, and Sawk work well. The Silvally formes are great partners thanks to their inability to get crippled by Trick and Knock Off from Pokemon like Indeedee-F and Malamar, as well as just being overall great Pokemon that appreciate Clefairy's provide great (you give an example of one of the Silvally formes providing for Clefairy, not the other way around) defensive utility. Namely, Silvally-Dark is immune to Psyshock from Choice Specs Indeedee-F, which would severely dent Clefairy. Other formes like Ground, Water, and Dragon are good partners too; Silvally-Ground deals with both Poison- and Steel-types; Silvally-Water deals Fire-types like Rapidash and Silvally-Fire; and Silvally-Dragon greatly appreciates Clefairy's Knock Off (RC) potentially removing opposing Clefairy's Eviolite and Choice Scarfs from the likes of Togedemaru, Sawk, and Toxicroak, all of which could otherwise revenge Silvally-Dragon kill it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[banks, 379208]]
- Quality checked by: [[Rabia, 336073], [Ho3nConfirm3d, 231074]] (nuked a random extra bracket)
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

same colors as prior, gp 1/1 when done
 

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