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[DOU] GMax Lapras

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Lapras-Gmax @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 116 HP / 76 Def / 100 SpA / 216 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Freeze-Dry
- Hydro Pump
- Perish Song / Thunderbolt
- Protect

Lapras stands out as a unique and potent tank in DOU. With titanic bulk, a Water / Ice typing, and a nifty ability in Water Absorb, Lapras notably fares well against top DOU threats such as Dracovish, Excadrill, and Arcanine; in particular, the EV spread lets it take a Power Whip from Life Orb Gyarados or Max Overgrowth from Life Orb Ludicolo while having the power to KO back. What makes Lapras shine, however, is its signature G-Max Resonance, which sets Aurora Veil as it lands—handy for pushing an advantage, as future exchanges become more favorable. Its ability to comfortably take hits makes Weakness Policy quite practical, taking advantage of Lapras's chilling ability to take strong blows while also potentially shoring up its weak offenses. Lapras has some freedom in its third moveslot; while Perish Song is useful for forcing switches and securing endgames, Thunderbolt can be an effective option to hit specific threats such as Gyarados while Gigantamaxed.
 
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what about ubers? its still legal there isnt it?

also would be nice if you could explain the spread in a sentence or two because the people in the comments will ask otherwise
i actually don't know lmao but i addressed this + did some more character count magic
 
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You could maybe address alternate item options like Sitrus or Light Clay but honestly I'm struggling to find anything to change here. The phrase "Its stalwart ability to..." looks a tiny bit odd to me given that there is a relevant Pokemon ability Stalwart that Lapras clearly doesn't have, but that's really it. Nice work QC 1/1
 

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You could maybe address alternate item options like Sitrus or Light Clay but honestly I'm struggling to find anything to change here. The phrase "Its stalwart ability to..." looks a tiny bit odd to me given that there is a relevant Pokemon ability Stalwart that Lapras clearly doesn't have, but that's really it. Nice work QC 1/1
i dont thinki have enough space to address those options but i also think we could just mention those in analyses, just featuring the set at hand would suffice. also yeah that stalwart part was weird and read really wrong too so yeah changed it
 

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Lapras-Gmax @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 116 HP / 76 Def / 100 SpA / 216 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Freeze-Dry
- Hydro Pump
- Perish Song / Thunderbolt
- Protect

Lapras stands out as a unique and potent tank in DOU. With titanic bulk, a Water / Ice typing, and a nifty ability in Water Absorb, Lapras notably fares well against top DOU threats such as Dracovish, Excadrill, and Arcanine; in particular, the EV spread lets it take a Power Whip from Life Orb Gyarados or Max Overgrowth from Life Orb Ludicolo while having the power to KO back. What makes Lapras shine, however, is its signature G-Max Resonance, (AC) which sets Aurora Veil as it lands—handy for pushing an advantage as (I honestly can't tell if this "as" is being used to mean because or not because the sentence reads both ways, so if you intended it to mean because, add a comma before it) future exchanges become more favorable. Its ability to comfortably take hits makes Weakness Policy quite practical, taking advantage of Lapras's chilling ability to take strong blows while also potentially shoring up its weak offenses. Lapras has some freedom in its third moveslot; while Perish Song is useful for forcing switches and securing endgames, Thunderbolt can be an effective option to hit specific threats such as Gyarados while Gigantamaxed.
 

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