Quality Control Darmanitan (Psuedo) QC (1/2)

[OVERVIEW]
Darmanitan, although it hits extremely hard thanks to Sheer Force, is more or less an unreliable wall breaker. Darmanitan is very prone to residual damage from hazards and Flare Blitz recoil, and due to its low speed by UU standards, and is prone to being revenge killed due to its low speed and recoil from Flare Blitz and weakness to rocks. Darmanitan also has piss poor defenses leaving it incapable of being able to pivot into resisted attacks such as a Swords Dance boosted Bullet Punch from Scizor and Return from Mega Altaria. Darmanitan also lack defensive utility. Darmanitan is also outclassed by Infernape as a Fire-Type wall breaker, as Infernape has a secondary typing and a much bigger movepool. Scizor also outclassed Darmanitan as a Choice Band user as Scizor has Priority and useful resistances.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Flare Blitz
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Rock Slide / Fire Punch
item: Choice Band
ability: Sheer Force
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpDef / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This Darmanitan set is simple, come in on a slower Pokemon, and hit very hard since nothing can more or less switch in. However, due to being prone to residual damage and its below average Speed, Darmanitan struggles to find good opportunities to come in and wallbreak. Infernape outclasses Darmanitan as a Fire-type wallbreaker due to Infernapes high speed and great coverage. An alternative Choice Band wallbreaker over Darmanitan is Terrakion and Scizor. Terrakion has great power and speed and Scizor has useful resistances and both Pokemon are not weak to Stealth Rock

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[wmar, 273646]]
- Quality checked by: [[twilight, 344575], [<username2>, <userid2>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>]]
 
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[OVERVIEW]
Darmanitan, although it hits extremely hard thanks to Sheer Force, is more or less an unreliable wall breaker. Darmanitan is very prone to residual damage from hazards and Flare Blitz recoil, and due to its low speed by UU standards, has little to no opportunity to come in and hit hard. Say it is susceptible to being easily revenge killed because of both rocks and flare blitz recoil etc. Darmanitan is also outclassed by Infernape as a Fire-Type wall breaker, as Infernape has a secondary typing and way more variety I assume you are referring to Ape having a much bigger movepool? Say that if so cos "variety" is coming off rather vague. Scizor also outclassed Darmanitan as a Choice Band user as Scizor has Priority and useful resistances.

Add a line about its piss poor defenses leaving it incapable of being able to pivot into resisted attacks such as a boosted BP from Scizor or Return from Mega Altaria. A point on its lack of defensive utility is nice, given its one of its biggest issues.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Flare Blitz
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Rock Slide / Fire Punch
item: Choice Band
ability: Sheer Force
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpDef / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This Darmanitan set is simple, come in on a slower Pokemon, and hit very hard since nothing can more or less switch in. However, due to being prone to residual damage and its below average Speed, Darmanitan can't get anything going when it comes to hitting hard. Say it struggles to find good opportunities to come in and wallbreak for these reasons, instead of this line. Infernape outclasses Darmanitan as a Fire-type wallbreaker due to Infernapes high speed and great coverage, also having more variety I'm not sure what you are trying to refer to by variety here, given you talk about its coverage just before this. Make your intentions more clear here. An alternative Choice Band wallbreaker over Darmanitan is Terrakion and Scizor. Terrakion has great power and speed and Scizor has useful resistances and both Pokemon are not weak to Stealth Rock.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[wmar, 273646]]
- Quality checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>]]
Good job 1/2 once implemented :blobthumbsup:
 

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