Drampa (qc 0/2)

:ss/Drampa:

[OVERVIEW]
Drampa makes for an amazing wallbreaker thanks to its ridiculous special attack stat and access to potent coverage. Drampa bolsters strong STAB moves alongside threatening coverage such as Fire Blast and Energy Ball that leaves most of the tier helpless to switch into it. Its access to Sap Sipper and unique typing leaves Drampa more than able to combat Grass types in the tier such as Gourgeist, Trevenant, and Tangela. Additionally, Cloud Nine allows Drampa to threaten Gigalith as you are able to bypass Gigalith’s Sand Stream and leave it vulnerable to Energy Ball.

[SET]
Name: Choice Specs
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Hyper Voice
move 3: Fire Blast / Flamethrower
move 4: Energy Ball
Item: Choice Specs
ability: Cloud Nine / Sap Sipper
nature: Modest
evs: 140 HP / 252 SpA / 116 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Drampa’s ability to force out slow, bulkier Pokemon such as Palossand and Tangela is unmatched within the tier, and its coverage is imperative to its success. Fire Blast allows Drampa to hit Steel types it wouldn’t otherwise be able to combat such as specially defensive Togedemaru. Energy Ball in tandem with Cloud Nine allows you to take on Gigalith by removing a large portion of its special bulk, allowing you to 2HKO it. Good teammates for Drampa would be Pokemon such as Ribombee and Weezing, as they dismantle Fighting and Fairy types that Drampa is not comfortable taking on such as Scrafty and Silvally-Fairy respectively. Additionally, Tsareena and Charizard make for impeccable teammates as they can both alleviate hazard pressure off of Drampa. They also synergize well since Tsareena can easily pivot with U-turn, allowing Drampa to come in easily while Charizard can threaten specially defensive Pokemon with Toxic, allowing Drampa to wallbreak easier.


[SET]
Name: Defog
move 1: Defog
move 2: Roost
move 3: Dragon Pulse
move 4: Flamethrower
Item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Sap Sipper
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 144 SpD / 116 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]



[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[cy, 510532]]
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MZ

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cy you still working on this? Also scl has shown a lot of non-choice Drampa success and we definitely want to add something for that, QC is talking about what to add now and I'll post when we have something nailed down. Just wanted to remind you about the analysis and see if you have any input there.
 
cy you still working on this? Also scl has shown a lot of non-choice Drampa success and we definitely want to add something for that, QC is talking about what to add now and I'll post when we have something nailed down. Just wanted to remind you about the analysis and see if you have any input there.
Yeah, it’s nearly done sorry about that! Just a bit slow on editing the post cuz irl stuff, will have it fixed up in the next 72hours-ish. If you guys want me to add anything else / talk about whatever feel free to ping me in the pu disc or dm me cy#7003
 

Heracross2.0

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AM check, comments in bold

[OVERVIEW]
Drampa makes for an amazing wallbreaker thanks to its ridiculous special attack stat and access to potent coverage. Drampa bolsters strong STAB moves alongside threatening coverage such as Fire Blast and Energy Ball that leaves most of the tier helpless to switch into it (you can merge this sentence to the previous one and mention the coverage options and STAB there, while you can add another sentence about its typing and bulk giving it openings against mons like Gigalith and Charizard). Its access to Sap Sipper and unique typing leaves Drampa more than able to combat Grass types in the tier such as Gourgeist, Trevenant, and Tangela. Additionally, Cloud Nine allows Drampa to threaten Gigalith as you are able to bypass Gigalith’s Sand Stream and leave it vulnerable to Energy Ball (these two sentences can be rephrased/merged into one sentence just talking about each ability's advantages, and the order should be switched to match the analysis down below).

This overview is very lacking in terms of Drampa's downsides, such as its low Speed tier, weaknesses to common types like Fairy and Fighting, and the ability for Specs sets to be played around with Protect + an immunity/resist to each of its STAB moves or a midground option like Audino. I would add them to make this overview longer and not paint Drampa as a mon with zero flaws.

[SET]
Name: Choice Specs
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Hyper Voice
move 3: Fire Blast / Flamethrower
move 4: Energy Ball
Item: Choice Specs
ability: Cloud Nine / Sap Sipper
nature: Modest
evs: 140 HP / 252 SpA / 116 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Drampa’s ability to force out slow, bulkier Pokemon such as Palossand and Tangela is unmatched within the tier, and its coverage is imperative to its success. Fire Blast allows Drampa to hit Steel types it wouldn’t otherwise be able to combat such as specially defensive Togedemaru. Energy Ball in tandem with Cloud Nine allows you to take on Gigalith by removing a large portion of its special bulk, allowing you to 2HKO it (but Cloud Nine Draco Meteor already 2HKOs Gigalith, you might want to make this sentence about Carbink and mention Focus Blast for Audino). (what does the spread do?) Good teammates for Drampa would be Pokemon such as Ribombee and Weezing, as they dismantle Fighting and Fairy types that Drampa is not comfortable taking on such as Scrafty and Silvally-Fairy respectively. Additionally, Tsareena and Charizard make for impeccable teammates as they can both alleviate hazard pressure off of Drampa. They also synergize well since Tsareena can easily pivot with U-turn, allowing Drampa to come in easily while Charizard can threaten specially defensive Pokemon with Toxic, allowing Drampa to wallbreak easier. (I would mention defensive teammates that can switch into what threatens Drampa out, like Palossand coming in on Fighting-types and Ferroseed coming it on Fairy-types, and that their hazards support can help chip down Drampa switchins)


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[cy, 510532]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 

asa

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Sorry to post this right after an AM check, but QC would like for the following set to be added:

[SET]
Name: Defog
move 1: Defog
move 2: Roost
move 3: Dragon Pulse
move 4: Flamethrower
Item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Sap Sipper
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 144 SpD / 116 Spe

cy, go ahead and update your analysis based on this set and tag me when you do. As for Heracross2.0, if you'd like any comments on your check, feel free to let me know.
 

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