Quality Control Corviknight [QC 0/2]


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Doubles Colonel

  • a fantastic bulk up set and access to tailwind give corviknight two separate niches
  • good defensive typing and above average bulk
  • checks for either set are essentially the same, so not hard to be neutralized
  • tailwind set can sometimes be deadweight once tailwind is up; corv doesn't threaten a whole lot of things without a bulk up boost
  • pretty much neutralized by increasingly popular burn
name: Bulk Up Sweeper
move 1: Brave Bird
move 2: Body Press
move 3: Bulk Up
move 4: Roost
item: Leftovers
ability: Mirror Armor
nature: Careful
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

Set Description
  • Bulk Up to boost attack/defense
  • Brave Bird is strongest STAB option
  • Body Press has great coverage with brave bird and takes advantage of the defense boost from bulk up
  • Roost to stay healthy
  • Leftovers more valuable than pinch/sitrus because you'll probably be on the field for a long time
  • Max/max careful because you're going to be boosting your already better defense anyway
  • Mirror Armor >>> Pressure
Usage Tips
  • Prioritize staying healthy with Roost, the best way to beat BU corv is to chip it into range for a bigger attack and Roost can prevent that
  • Try not to start setting up until you're confident you can win with it or you might just be wasting turns
  • Can be used as a pivot before you start setting up, has some very good resistances and bulk and can roost off any incurred damage
Team Options
  • ways to eliminate electric types
    • grounds like excadrill (specifically mold breaker for rotoms), rhyperior, mudsdale
  • ways to eliminate fire types
    • grounds also work here
    • waters like rotom-w, gyarados
  • ways to deter status
    • taunt, safeguard, follow me
name: Tailwind Support
move 1: Brave Bird
move 2: Body Press / Iron Head
move 3: Tailwind
move 4: Roost
item: Sitrus Berry
ability: Mirror Armor
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 84 Def / 104 SpD / 68 Spe

Set Description
  • Brave Bird strong
  • Body Press good coverage with BB, great check to sand
  • Iron Head ok as neutral stab option, better than body press if you're planning on maxing Corviknight
  • Tailwind
  • Roost
  • Survives Life Orb Thunderbolt from timid rotoms, outspeeds adamant scarf dracovish in tailwind, dump defense
  • Sitrus to stay healthy (could be pinch berry maybe?)

Usage Tips
  • bulky enough to set tailwind multiple times so don't be afraid to roost frequently
  • try to keep it around until you no longer need the speed advantage, especially if it's your main/only method of speed control
  • can use brave bird to knock yourself into berry range
  • does some solid damage with brave bird, especially against frailer/flying-weak targets, so can be used to prime KOs or finish off

Team Options
  • mons with good speed tiers for tailwind
  • same electric/fire answers as above but emphasize the ones with good speed

Other Options
  • U-turn
  • Gmax to clear screens/hazards if your team doesn't need airstream
  • Taunt
  • Lum on Bulk Up set

Checks and Counters

  • the rotoms, dracozolt

  • arcanine (physical has to be wary of mirror armor), rotom-h, torkoal
  • wisp arcanine, wisp rotoms, wisp dragapult
**Strong special attackers**:
  • hit corv's weaker defense + the one the bulk up set won't be boosting
  • typing lends it to be weak to two of the better special attacking types (fire, electric)
  • dragapult, rotoms, charizard, fire move togekiss

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