Gen 2 Dewgong (NU) [QC 2/2] [GP 1/1]

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Dewgong [QC 2/2]
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[SET]
name: RestTalk
move 1: Surf
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Rest
move 4: Sleep Talk
item: Leftovers

[SET COMMENTS]
With solid special bulk, an excellent STAB combination, and good utility moves, Dewgong is an excellent tank in NU. Its dual STAB combination of Surf and Ice Beam keeps a large chunk of the metagame at bay, dealing at least neutral damage to all Pokemon that aren't Water-types while threatening passive Water-types with an Ice Beam freeze. It also hits a wide variety of common threats super effectively, including Xatu, Magmar, Rapidash, Pupitar, Dugtrio, and Gloom. Dewgong is one of the most solid answers to Xatu, the top threat of NU, as it is only 5HKOed by Psychic and threatens a 2HKO against Xatu with Ice Beam, which most specially bulky Pokemon cannot hope to achieve. The combination of Rest and Sleep Talk gives it longevity, the ability to absorb status, and a chance to damage any check that might try to take advantage of its sleep turns to switch in. Dewgong can also run Hidden Power Electric or Hidden Power Grass to deter Water-types. The former deals a heavy blow to Mantine, while the latter chips the threatening Chinchou. However, while they are useful against Kingler and its low Special Defense, they are typically inferior to the standard attacks, as bulkier Water-types like Dewgong and Azumarill just shrug them off regardless, and losing a STAB move makes Dewgong a liability against either Fire- or Grass-types.

Dewgong and Gloom synergize with each other very well; while Gloom can deal with threatening Pokemon Dewgong can't handle such as Primeape, Hitmonlee, and Chinchou, Dewgong is able to threaten Xatu and opposing Fire-types that can 2HKO or OHKO Gloom. Its ability to switch into Xatu makes Dewgong a good supporting Pokemon for Fighting-types like Primeape, a very dangerous sweeper that typically wants to avoid Xatu. Dewgong requires support in the form of an offensive presence towards the Pokemon that tend to take advantage of it. Xatu's STAB Psychic functions as a deterrent for Water-types like the threatening Kingler that can endure Dewgong's STAB moves and set up with Substitute and Swords Dance. Dewgong's moveset and defensive traits won't quite cut it on their own to stop the metagame's physical Normal-types from running over a team. Stantler and Fearow have a high damage output and outspeed Dewgong, while Lickitung, Dunsparce, and Wigglytuff can withstand a few attacks and slowly set up with Swords Dance or Curse. It's only natural that Normal-resistant Pokemon can come to its aid. Sudowoodo can take a few hits from Stantler and non-Belly Drum Lickitung and threaten to remove them with Self-Destruct. Shuckle is another valid option due to its phenomenal defenses and typing, which let it sit in on anything that Normal-types may throw at it and stall them out. One of Dewgong's key flaws is its weakness to Rock-type attacks, so it can be effective to pair Dewgong with another Water-type, such as Kingler or Octillery.

[SET]
name: Toxic Support
move 1: Toxic
move 2: Encore
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Protect / Surf / Rest
item: Leftovers

[SET COMMENTS]
GSC NU's fast-paced metagame can sometimes leave Dewgong with RestTalk lagging behind: Curse Normal-types can set up in its face, Kingler easily takes advantage of it, and even Fire-types can set up Sunny Day in its face to take reduced damage from an already fairly weak Surf. Nevertheless, Dewgong can make use of its bulk and unique movepool to punish some of its more audacious foes. Many of the Pokemon that can take advantage of Dewgong, such as Primeape, Kingler, Sneasel, and Sunny Day Magmar, despise getting poisoned. Ice Beam as the chosen STAB move allows Dewgong to threaten Xatu and Gloom while using Toxic to put pressure on most everything else. Protect lengthens Dewgong's lifespan and has good synergy with Toxic while also granting the player a chance to scout moves. Certain variants of Toxic Dewgong may include Surf as a means to threaten Magnemite and RestTalk Sudowoodo, which can otherwise take advantage of Dewgong. Encore is used to punish setup Pokemon and other foes that think they can take advantage of Dewgong, such as Kingler, Wigglytuff, and Sunny Day Fire-types. Dewgong can even switch into Surf from Chinchou and prevent it from using Thunder on the next turn thanks to its higher Speed stat. Rest can work even without Sleep Talk, as Dewgong can withstand a few hits from foes such as Xatu and Octillery. This makes Dewgong a bit less susceptible to status, but sleep makes it easier to take advantage of, so Protect is preferred in most circumstances.

Of all the support Pokemon that Dewgong likes to pair with, Gloom is definitely one of the better options. Gloom is immune to Toxic and resists all STAB moves from two of the biggest threats to Dewgong, Primeape and Chinchou. Gloom and Dewgong form a very solid defensive core to counterbalance the common Xatu + Fire- and Fighting-type offensive archetypes, and an even greater synergy forms when Ninetales is added to the mix. Ninetales is a specially bulky Pokemon that can help defend against Xatu if Dewgong is low on health, hinders Sunny Day teams by virtue of its typing, and has Roar to shut down any Baton Pass users that may switch into Gloom, such as Flareon and Ledian. Since Dewgong's lack of Surf can make it weak to opposing Rock-types and incapable of threatening Magnemite, the only Steel-type in the tier with access to a powerful Thunder, Pupitar can be effective to initially check these threats. Weezing is another solid teammate that can take on Primeape and has Haze to prevent setup sweepers from breaking through the defensive core. It has solid offensive coverage in Fire Blast and Thunder and can take potential threats down with Explosion. Other Pokemon that like Dewgong's support are Hitmonlee and Xatu. Dewgong can handle Xatu for Hitmonlee, which can remove Spikes with Rapid Spin and also take on Chinchou for it. Xatu benefits from Dewgong defending against faster Pokemon like Dugtrio and Rapidash, while it can use its STAB Psychic to threaten Fighting-types like Hitmonlee and Primeape, dangerous threats such as Kingler, and Weezing, which might use Explosion to remove Dewgong. Pineco grants offensive utility with Spikes to a team that might rely too heavily on stalling out the opponent. Reflect also allows Pineco to support its team against the aforementioned Fighting-types, and Rapid Spin can keep Dewgong from being worn down by Spikes.

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For the first teammates section, please mention Xatu as an answer to Kingler (since Kingler is the arguably most dangerous Pokemon for the RestTalk set to face). Recommending a Pokemon that resists Normal might also be a good idea, since RestTalk Dewgong typically can't take Normal-types on reliably.

I would mention how Sudowoodo and Magnemite are big threats to the second set and therefore Surf can optionally be used over Protect.

For the second set's teammates section, please mention Pokemon that can deal with Magnemite. Ninetales and Hitmonlee are already there but Magnemite is not mentioned in their contexts, and Pupitar might also deserve a mention.

Also, less relevantly, I don't understand what the second set's name means. Is it just because it has Ice Beam?

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For the first teammates section, please mention Xatu as an answer to Kingler (since Kingler is the arguably most dangerous Pokemon for the RestTalk set to face). Recommending a Pokemon that resists Normal might also be a good idea, since RestTalk Dewgong typically can't take Normal-types on reliably.

I would mention how Sudowoodo and Magnemite are big threats to the second set and therefore Surf can optionally be used over Protect.

For the second set's teammates section, please mention Pokemon that can deal with Magnemite. Ninetales and Hitmonlee are already there but Magnemite is not mentioned in their contexts, and Pupitar might also deserve a mention.

Also, less relevantly, I don't understand what the second set's name means. Is it just because it has Ice Beam?

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Done all three things, including the name change Chilly > Frost Bite. I included Pupitar but I am not sure what to mention in terms of its bulk and whether it has a sleep talk or curse set.
 

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[SET]
name: Talk the Talk (RestTalk)
move 1: Surf
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Rest
move 4: Sleep Talk
item: Leftovers

With solid special bulk, an excellent STAB combination, and good utility moves, Dewgong is an excellent tank in NU. Its dual STAB combination of Surf and Ice Beam keeps a large chunk of the metagame at bay, dealing neutral or super effective damage to all Pokemon that aren't Water-types while threatening passive Water-types with an Ice Beam freeze. The combination of Rest and Sleep Talk gives it longevity, the ability to absorb status, and a chance to damage any checks which might try to take advantage of its sleep turns to switch in. Dewgong is one of the most solid answers to Xatu, the top threat of NU, as it is only 5HKOed by Psychic and threatens to 2HKO Xatu with Ice Beam.

However, it tends to be passive against other Water-types, especially Chinchou and Kingler, which can potentially threaten Dewgong and its team. It also has the issue of acting as an entry point for the Fighting-types, (RC)—especially Primeape— (this is a case where emdashes would help) which can 2HKO Dewgong and be very nasty to deal with without dedicated checks. Moreover, due to its secondary Ice typing, Dewgong loses the benefit of resisting Fire-type moves and can struggle against Fire-types that use Sunny Day to bolster their powerful Fire Blasts. For these reasons, Azumarill and Octillery are sometimes favored as bulky Water-types over Dewgong.

Surf allows Dewgong to threaten a wide variety of Fire-, Rock-, (AC) and Ground-types, giving its team an answer to many of the tier's most troublesome foes, such as Magmar, Rapidash, Flareon, Pupitar, Sudowoodo, and Dugtrio. Ice Beam is one of the few moves in the game that 2HKOes (tense) Xatu while also pressuring many other Flying-types and Grass-types like Pidgeot, Fearow, and Gloom. Dewgong can also run Hidden Power Electric or Hidden Power Grass to deter Water-types. Hidden Power Electric can chip the powerful Octillery and turns the matchup into a favorable one, and it also deals a heavy blow to Mantine. Hidden Power Grass, on the other hand, can chip and weaken the threatening Chinchou. However, these two options are typically inferior to the standard set, as most of the bulkier Water-types and RestTalk users like opposing Dewgong and Azumarill just shrug off the hit regardless. Moreover, Dewgong becomes a liability against Fire- or Grass-types depending on which of its STAB moves is substituted.

The teammates that benefit the most from Dewgong are Pokemon that take advantage of its defensive typing and overall bulk. Dewgong and Gloom synergize with each other very well. While Gloom can deal with the bad matchups for Dewgong such as Primeape, Hitmonlee, and Chinchou, Dewgong is able to threaten Xatu and opposing Fire-types that can 2HKO or OHKO Gloom. Its ability to switch into Xatu means that Dewgong makes for a good supporting Pokemon for Fighting-types like Primeape, a very dangerous sweeper that typically wants to avoid ancient bird Xatu (I'm not even sure if Xatu would fit that description to an outsider, best to just not add vagaries here. Even I had to stop and think for a second...) if it can. Dewgong requires support in the form of an offensive presence towards the pokemon that tend to take advantage of it. That is why Xatu is a very solid answer against many Water-types (AH), especially Kingler, who which is otherwise able to set up a Swords Dance and sweep with little-to-no hindrance. Xatu not only has access to Hidden Power Electric as a deterrent for any bulky Water-type (AH) wanting (this corrects the use of "for") to come in, but can feasibly spam its powerful STAB Psychics to threaten a potential 2 or 3HKO (2% chance to 2HKO Kingler without Spikes) (these odds don't seem like they would fit in this analysis, especially for something that's meant to be a teammate). Dewgong's 70 base Speed also allows it to outspeed Rock-types, which makes it possible to act as a check to them despite its weakness to Rock. This makes it a decent teammate for Fire-types like Magmar and Rapidash, which can struggle to get past them. With Fighting and Rock types (RC) covered, that only leaves us with the need for to answer the other physically offensive presence in the NU metagame, Normal-types. Dewgong's movesets and defensive traits won't quite cut it on their own to stop a team from getting run over by the likes of Stantler and Fearow, both of which have a high damage output and mid-to-high speeds, or Lickitung, Dunsparce and Wigglytuff, who which can withstand a few attacks and slowly set up with Swords Dance or Curse. It's only natural that Normal resisting pokemon can come to its aid. Defensive and offensive Sudowoodo have decent enough bulk to withstand coverage moves from the likes of Stantler and non-Belly Drum (spacing) Lickitung while also being able to force them out. Shuckle is another valid option due to its phenominal phenomenal (spelling) defenses and typing, effectively allowing it to sit on anything that Normal types may throw at it and stalling them out.


[SET]
name: Frostbite (Toxic Support) (fixed spelling)
move 1: Toxic
move 2: Encore
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Protect / Surf / Rest
item: Leftovers

[SET COMMENTS]
GSC NU's fast-paced metagame can sometimes leave RestTalk Dewgong lagging behind: it can do little to stop Curse Normal-types from setting up in its face, Kingler easily takes easy advantage of it, and even Fire-types can set up Sunny Day in its face to take a reduced damage Surf from a base Special Attack that is already on the low side. Nonetheless, the big white seal can make use of its bulk and unique movepool to punish some of its more audacious foes.

Whereas in the first set the primary STAB was Surf, this set can forego its Water STAB and relies solely on Ice Beam, which allows it to threaten Xatu and Gloom while using Toxic to put pressure on everything else. Many of the Pokemon that can take advantage of Dewgong, such as Primeape, Kingler, Sneasel, and Sunny Day Magmar, despise getting poisoned. Protect lengthens Dewgong's lifespan and has good synergy with Toxic, while also granting the player a chance to scout moves. Certain variants of Toxic Dewgong may include Surf as a means to immediately threaten the Rock types, such as Sleep Talk Sudowoodo, who which otherwise becomes (I'm assuming you're referring to Rock-types in general, not just Sudowoodo, so in this case, you would drop the "s") a huge threat. Encore is used to punish setup Pokemon and foes that think they can take advantage of Dewgong, such as Kingler, Wigglytuff, and Sunny Day Fire-types. It can even switch into Surf from Chinchou and prevent it from using Thunder on the next turn thanks to its higher Speed stat. Even without Sleep Talk, Dewgong can withstand a few hits from foes such as Xatu and Octillery, meaning it is capable of using Rest. This makes Dewgong a bit less susceptible to status. However, putting Dewgong to sleep does make it easier to manipulate, so Protect is preferred in most circumstances.

Of all the support that Dewgong likes to pair with, Gloom is definitely one of the better options. Gloom is immune to Toxic and resists all STAB moves from two of the biggest threats to Dewgong, Primeape and Chinchou. Gloom and Dewgong form a very solid defensive core to counterbalance the common Xatu + Fire- and Fighting-type offensive archetypes, and an even greater synergy can be formed when Ninetales is added in to (fixed preposition) the mix. Ninetales is a specially bulky pokemon that can help defend against Xatu if Dewgong is low on health. Ninetales also hinders Sunny Day teams by virtue of its typing and has access to Roar to shut down any Baton Pass users that may switch into Gloom, such as Flareon and Ledian. Since Dewgong's lack of STAB Surf can make it weak to opposing Rock types and incapable of threatening Magnemite, the only Steel-type (AH) in the tier with access to a powerful Thunder, Pupitar can be an efficient initial check against these threats. Weezing is another solid teammate that can take on Primeape and has Haze to prevent setup sweepers from breaking through the defensive core. It has solid offensive coverage in Fire Blast and Thunder and can take potential threats down with Explosion.

Other Pokemon that like Dewgong's support are Hitmonlee and Xatu. Hitmonlee has access to Rapid Spin to prevent the team from being worn down by Spikes and can also take on Chinchou for Dewgong, while Dewgong can handle Xatu for Hitmonlee. Xatu benefits from Dewgong being a defensive backbone against faster Pokemon like Dugtrio and Rapidash, while it, (AC) in turn, (AC) can use its STAB Psychic to threaten Fighting-types like Hitmonlee and Primeape, dangerous threats such as Kingler, and Weezing, which might use Explosion to remove Dewgong. Pineco grants offensive utility with Spikes to a team that might rely too heavily on stalling out the opponent. Reflect also allows Pineco to support its team against the aforementioned Fighting-types.


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- Quality checked by: [[ReeceHughes, 508601], [Earthworm, 15210]]
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I implemented everything and took into consideration the fact that I was giving too many details about Xatu vs Kingler in the teammates section so I rewrote the sentence (in orange) but I also kept the original one that Plague didn't seem very convinced with. Let me know.
 

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name: Talk the Talk (RestTalk) RestTalk
move 1: Surf
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Rest
move 4: Sleep Talk
item: Leftovers

With solid special bulk, an excellent STAB combination, and good utility moves, Dewgong is an excellent tank in NU. Its dual STAB combination of Surf and Ice Beam keeps a large chunk of the metagame at bay, dealing neutral or super effective at least neutral damage to all Pokemon that aren't Water-types while threatening passive Water-types with an Ice Beam freeze. The combination of Rest and Sleep Talk gives it longevity, the ability to absorb status, and a chance to damage any checks which might try to take advantage of its sleep turns to switch in. It also hits a wide variety of common threats super effectively, including Magmar, Rapidash, Pupitar, Dugtrio, Pidgeot, and Gloom. (moved resttalk sentence. for added sentence, I tried to pick a group representing different typings, but if you want to change example list, or tinker my phrasing, go ahead) Dewgong is one of the most solid answers to Xatu, the top threat of NU, as it is only 5HKOed by Psychic and threatens to 2HKO a rare 2HKO against Xatu with Ice Beam. The combination of Rest and Sleep Talk gives it longevity, the ability to absorb status, and a chance to damage any check that might try to take advantage of its sleep turns to switch in. Dewgong can also run Hidden Power Electric or Hidden Power Grass to deter Water-types. The former gives it a favorable matchup against the powerful Octillery and deals a heavy blow to Mantine, while the latter chips the threatening Chinchou. However, both are typically inferior to the standard attacks, as most bulkier Water-types like Dewgong and Azumarill just shrug them off regardless, and losing a STAB move makes Dewgong a liability against either Fire- or Grass-types. (why does only HP Electric give favorable mu against octillery, and not Grass?)

However, it tends to be passive against other Water-types, especially Chinchou and Kingler, which can potentially threaten Dewgong and its team. It also has the issue of acting as an entry point for the Fighting-types – especially Primeape – which can 2HKO Dewgong and be very nasty to deal with without dedicated checks. Moreover, due to its secondary Ice typing, Dewgong loses the benefit of resisting Fire-type moves and can struggle against Fire-types that use Sunny Day to bolster their powerful Fire Blasts. For these reasons, Azumarill and Octillery are sometimes favored as bulky Water-types over Dewgong. (moved info to teammates paragraph)

Surf allows Dewgong to threaten a wide variety of Fire-, Rock-, and Ground-types, giving its team an answer to many of the tier's most troublesome foes, such as Magmar, Rapidash, Flareon, Pupitar, Sudowoodo, and Dugtrio. Ice Beam is one of the few moves in the game that 2HKOes Xatu while also pressuring many other Flying-types and Grass-types like Pidgeot, Fearow, and Gloom. Dewgong can also run Hidden Power Electric or Hidden Power Grass to deter Water-types. Hidden Power Electric can chip the powerful Octillery and turns the matchup into a favorable one, and it also deals a heavy blow to Mantine. Hidden Power Grass, on the other hand, can chip and weaken the threatening Chinchou. However, these two options are typically inferior to the standard set, as most of the bulkier Water-types and RestTalk users like opposing Dewgong and Azumarill just shrug off the hit regardless. Moreover, Dewgong becomes a liability against Fire- or Grass-types depending on which of its STAB moves is substituted. (moved info to first paragraph)

The teammates that benefit the most from Dewgong are Pokemon that take advantage of its defensive typing and overall bulk. its defensive and offensive properties, which create a mixture Dewgong's competition in Azumarill and Octillery—which resist Fire—can't match. (this seems to check out given this section and the broader analysis, but you should still double check) Dewgong and Gloom synergize with each other very well. While well; while Gloom can deal with the bad matchups for Dewgong threatening Pokemon Dewgong invites in (feel free to tinker if this doesn't quite check out) such as Primeape, Hitmonlee, and Chinchou, Dewgong is able to threaten Xatu and opposing Fire-types that can 2HKO or OHKO Gloom. Its ability to switch into Xatu means that Dewgong makes for makes Dewgong a good supporting Pokemon for Fighting-types like Primeape, a very dangerous sweeper that typically wants to avoid Xatu. (added period) if it can. Dewgong requires support in the form of an offensive presence towards the Pokemon that tend to take advantage of it. That is why Xatu is a very solid answer against many Water-types, especially Kingler, which is otherwise able to set up a Swords Dance and sweep with little-to-no hindrance. Xatu not only has access to Hidden Power Electric as a deterrent for any bulky Water-type wanting to come in, but can feasibly spam its powerful STAB Psychics to threaten a 3HKO/ Xatu's STAB Psychic, in conjunction with Hidden Power Electric, functions as a deterrent for Water types Water-types like the threatening Kingler that can endure Dewgong's STAB moves. Dewgong's 70 base Speed also allows it to outspeed Rock-types, which makes it possible to act as a check to them despite its weakness to Rock. This makes it a decent teammate for Fire-types like Magmar and Rapidash, which can struggle to get past them. With Fighting and Rock types covered, that only leaves us with the need to answer the other physically offensive presence in the NU metagame, Normal-types. Fire-types like Magmar and Rapidash, which can struggle to get past Rock-types, appreciate Dewgong outspeeding and threatening them, checking them despite its weakness to Rock. Dewgong's movesets and defensive traits won't quite cut it on their own to stop a team from getting run over by the likes of Stantler and Fearow, both of which have a high damage output and mid-to-high speeds, or Lickitung, Dunsparce and Wigglytuff, which the metagame's physical Normal-types from running over a team. Stantler and Fearow have a high damage output and outspeed Dewgong, while Lickitung, Dunsparce, and Wigglytuff can withstand a few attacks and slowly set up with Swords Dance or Curse. It's only natural that Normal resisting pokemon Normal-resistant Pokemon can come to its aid. Defensive and offensive Sudowoodo have decent enough bulk to withstand coverage moves from the likes of Stantler and non-Belly Drum Lickitung while also being able to force them out. Shuckle is another valid option due to its phenomenal defenses and typing, effectively allowing it to sit which let it sit in on anything that Normal-types (added hyphen) may throw at it and stalling them out.


[SET]
name: Frostbite (Toxic Support) Toxic Support
move 1: Toxic
move 2: Encore
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Protect / Surf / Rest
item: Leftovers

[SET COMMENTS] (condensed first two paragraphs)
GSC NU's fast-paced metagame can sometimes leave RestTalk Dewgong with RestTalk lagging behind: it can do little to stop Curse Normal-types from setting can set up in its face, Kingler easily takes advantage of it, and even Fire-types can set up Sunny Day in its face to take a reduced damage Surf from a base Special Attack that is already on the low side. Nonetheless, the big white seal reduced damage from an already fairly weak Surf. Nevertheless, Dewgong can make use of its bulk and unique movepool to punish some of its more audacious foes. Whereas in the first set the primary STAB was Surf, this set can forego its Water STAB and relies solely on Ice Beam, which allows it to threaten Xatu and Gloom while using Toxic to put pressure on everything else. (moved shortly later) Many of the Pokemon that can take advantage of Dewgong, such as Primeape, Kingler, Sneasel, and Sunny Day Magmar, despise getting poisoned. Ice Beam as the chosen STAB move allows Dewgong to threaten Xatu and Gloom while using Toxic to put pressure on most everything else. Protect lengthens Dewgong's lifespan and has good synergy with Toxic (RC) while also granting the player a chance to scout moves. Certain variants of Toxic Dewgong may include Surf as a means to immediately threaten the Rock types, Rock-types, such as Sleep Talk Sudowoodo, which otherwise become a huge threat. Encore is used to punish setup Pokemon and other foes that think they can take advantage of Dewgong, such as Kingler, Wigglytuff, and Sunny Day Fire-types. It Dewgong can even switch into Surf from Chinchou and prevent it from using Thunder on the next turn thanks to its higher Speed stat. Rest can work even without Sleep Talk, as Dewgong can withstand a few hits from foes such as Xatu and Octillery, meaning it is capable of using Rest. This makes Dewgong a bit less susceptible to status. However, putting Dewgong to sleep does make status, but sleep makes it easier to manipulate, so Protect is preferred in most circumstances.

(condensed bottom two paragraphs) Of all the support Pokemon that Dewgong likes to pair with, Gloom is definitely one of the better options. Gloom is immune to Toxic and resists all STAB moves from two of the biggest threats to Dewgong, Primeape and Chinchou. Gloom and Dewgong form a very solid defensive core to counterbalance the common Xatu + Fire- and Fighting-type offensive archetypes, and an even greater synergy can be formed forms when Ninetales is added to the mix. Ninetales is a specially bulky Pokemon that can help defend against Xatu if Dewgong is low on health. Ninetales also health, hinders Sunny Day teams by virtue of its typing, (AC) and has access to Roar to shut down any Baton Pass users that may switch into Gloom, such as Flareon and Ledian. Since Dewgong's lack of STAB Surf can make it weak to opposing Rock-types (added hyphen) and incapable of threatening Magnemite, the only Steel-type in the tier with access to a powerful Thunder, Pupitar can be an efficient initial check against effective to initially check these threats. Weezing is another solid teammate that can take on Primeape and has Haze to prevent setup sweepers from breaking through the defensive core. It has solid offensive coverage in Fire Blast and Thunder and can take potential threats down with Explosion. Other Pokemon that like Dewgong's support are Hitmonlee and Xatu. Hitmonlee has access to Rapid Spin to prevent the team from being worn down by Spikes and can also take on Chinchou for Dewgong, while Dewgong can handle Xatu for Hitmonlee, (AC) which can remove Spikes with Rapid Spin and also take on Chinchou for it. Xatu benefits from Dewgong being a defensive backbone against defending against faster Pokemon like Dugtrio and Rapidash, while it, in turn, can use its STAB Psychic to threaten Fighting-types like Hitmonlee and Primeape, dangerous threats such as Kingler, and Weezing, which might use Explosion to remove Dewgong. Pineco grants offensive utility with Spikes to a team that might rely too heavily on stalling out the opponent. Reflect also allows Pineco to support its team against the aforementioned Fighting-types.


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- Written by: [[cherryb0ng, 421511]]
- Quality checked by: [[ReeceHughes, 508601], [Earthworm, 15210]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429]]

A few notes:

Sorry I never got to this back in April!

Hate to be a grinch, but the first set name is fairly generic for a fairly generic set, and the second doesn't make that much sense, so I replaced them with the standard names in parentheses.

Some words and phrases were still bolded/underlined/etc. from PvK's check. I removed all extraneous formatting (this includes the orange of your orange added sentence); just remember to also remove formatting when implementing this check.

I did moderate-to-considerable reorganizing and condensing; I recommend you look at the removals/additions to make sure important information isn't lost (though remember it may be moved to a different point, as the comments say). I also recommend you quickly scan through the analysis after implementing the check to make sure it's cohesive and organized in a fine way.

With all that said, I can stamp after you answer the Octillery question.
 
Crap! I started editing and didn't see that you left a comment here this wednesday. My fault, but I also keep not getting any notifications for this dewgong analysis.
 
I implemented everything and decided that this really needed an overview Finland . I am sorry if I am making your job unnecessarily a hassle.
I just don't have the gift of brevity.

And I tinkered with the ending because I wrote in Pineco without mentioning it has Rapid Spin
 

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