NU Garbodor

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[SET]
name: Defensive Spikes
move 1: Gunk Shot
move 2: Stomping Tantrum
move 3: Spikes
move 4: Toxic
item: Rocky Helmet
ability: Aftermath
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Garbodor is NU's premier Spiker thanks to its ability to bypass entry hazard removers like Eldegoss and poison Defoggers like Silvally-Water, Rotom-S, and Rotom-F with Toxic. It's also a good Fighting-type check, namely taking on Toxicroak and Sawk, and also acts as a blanket check to physical attackers such as Togedemaru and Gourgeist-S. The abundance of Clefairy usage gives Garbodor plenty of switch-in opportunities to set up Spikes, fire off a Gunk Shot, or put a Pokemon on a timer with Toxic. Stomping Tantrum allows Garbodor to deal with Pokemon like Togedemaru and Toxicroak. Toxic cripples the aforementioned Defoggers as well as walls like Wishiwashi and Cofagrigus lacking Rest. Pain Split can be used over Toxic to regain health, but Toxic's utility far outweighs Pain Split's. Toxic Spikes can also be used instead of Toxic, but the prevalence of Poison-types and Toxic Spikes-immune hazard removers generally makes it not worth using. Another advantage Garbodor has in NU is its ability Aftermath, which, in tandem with Rocky Helmet, can get significant chip damage off on Pokemon like the Silvally formes and Togedemaru. 56 Speed EVs let Garbodor outpace Adamant Perrserker and Timid Drampa. 136 Speed EVs with a Jolly nature can be used to outspeed Timid Abomasnow, but the reduced EVs in Defense generally aren't worth losing.

Garbodor's glaring Ground-type weakness makes Grass- and Water-types like Abomasnow, Eldegoss, Silvally-Water, and Wishiwashi excellent partners. Eldegoss, in particular, is a fantastic teammate due to its Rapid Spin not removing Garbodor's Spikes. Garbodor's other weakness, Psychic, also needs tending to; Dark-types like Silvally-Dark and Malamar can switch into Indeedee-F's Psychics. Steel-types such as Togedemaru and Galarian Stunfisk can support Garbodor with their Psychic-type resistance and ability to effectively deal with Indeedee-F. Clefairy is a great teammate, as it can switch into Indeedee-F and other strong special attackers, provide Wish support, and set up Stealth Rock, but be wary of Psyshock and Trick from Indeedee-F crippling it. In return, Garbodor can deal with Fighting-types for the aforementioned Dark- and Steel-type teammates and take on opposing Poison- and Steel-types for Clefairy. Fast Pokemon that can clean late-game like Indeedee-F, Togedemaru, Sawk, and Gourgeist-S should be used, as Garbodor's ability to stack Spikes can weaken the opponent's team significantly and give more leeway to these Pokemon. The opponent may predict Garbodor using Spikes and bring in wallbreakers like Drampa and Abomasnow, in which case Garbodor is better off attacking with Gunk Shot or pivoting out into a teammate that can handle them.

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[SET]
name: Defensive Spikes
move 1: Gunk Shot
move 2: Stomping Tantrum
move 3: Spikes
move 4: Toxic
item: Rocky Helmet
ability: Aftermath
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Garbodor is NU's premier Spikes setter and Fighting-type check Cofagrigus is definitely the premier Fighting-type check, maybe add an "a" before that, namely taking on Toxicroak and Sawk; Garbodor also acts as a blanket check to physical attackers such as Togedemaru and Gourgeist-S. The abundance of Clefairy usage gives Garbodor plentiful switch-in opportunities to set up Spikes, fire off a Gunk Shot, or put a Pokemon on a timer with Toxic. Stomping Tantrum allows Garbodor to deal with Pokemon like Togedemaru, Toxicroak, and Galarian Stunfisk 0 Atk Garbodor Stomping Tantrum vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Stunfisk-Galar: 104-124 (24.6 - 29.3%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery - sure this doubles in damage output if it switches in on Gunk but I think there's a better mention. Spikes is essential to this set as it wears down the foe's Pokemon, and Garbodor's ability to bypass hazard removers like Eldegoss or Toxic Defoggers like Silvally-Water, Rotom-S, and Rotom-F make it a great Spikes setter. this reads mostly like fluff given you already mention earlier that Garbodor is the best Spiker in the tier; you should rework the first sentence to incorporate the info about its good matchup against common sources of removal and how that contributes to its status Toxic cripples the aforementioned Defoggers as well as defensive walls all walls are defensive like Wishiwashi and Cofagrigus lacking Rest. Pain Split can be used over Toxic to regain health but Toxic's utility far outweighs Pain Split's utility. Toxic Spikes can also be used instead of Toxic but the prevalence of Poison-types and hazard removers generally make it not worth using. 56 Speed EVs let Garbodor outpace Adamant Perrserker and Timid Drampa. add an alternative spread that outspeeds Timid Abomasnow

Garbodor's glaring Ground-type weakness make Grass- and Water-types like Abomasnow, Eldegoss, Silvally-Water, and Wishiwashi excellent partners. mention that Eldegoss also synergizes well with Garbodor because Rapid Spin doesn't remove Spikes Its other weakness, Psychic, also needs tending to; Dark-types like Silvally-Dark and Malamar can switch into Indeedee-F's Psychics; Steel-types such as Togedemaru and Galarian Stunfisk can support Garbodor with their Psychic-type resistance and ability to deal with Indeedee-F effectively; Clefairy is a great teammate, as it too can switch into Indeedee-F and other strong special attackers, provide Wish support, and set up Stealth Rock, but be wary of Trick from Indeedee-F crippling it. In return, Garbodor can deal with Fighting- and Bug-types for the aforementioned Dark- and Steel-type teammates, as well as take on opposing Poison- and Steel-types for Clefairy. Fast Pokemon that can clean late-game like Indeedee-F, Togedemaru, Sawk, and Gourgeist-S should be used, as Garbodor's ability to stack hazards can weaken the foe's team significantly and give more leeway to these Pokemon.

[CREDITS]
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qc 1/2 when done
 
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[SET]
name: Defensive Spikes
move 1: Gunk Shot
move 2: Stomping Tantrum
move 3: Spikes
move 4: Toxic
item: Rocky Helmet
ability: Aftermath
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Garbodor is NU's premier Spikes setter and a good Fighting-type check, namely taking on Toxicroak and Sawk; Garbodor also acts as a blanket check to physical attackers such as Togedemaru and Gourgeist-S. Garbodor's ability to bypass hazard removers like Eldegoss or Toxic Defoggers like Silvally-Water, Rotom-S, and Rotom-F contribute to its status of being the tier's best Spikes setter. The abundance of Clefairy usage gives Garbodor plentiful switch-in opportunities to set up Spikes, fire off a Gunk Shot, or put a Pokemon on a timer with Toxic. Stomping Tantrum allows Garbodor to deal with Pokemon that resist or are immune to Poison like Togedemaru and Toxicroak (explaining the coverage more is all) . Toxic cripples the aforementioned Defoggers as well as walls like Wishiwashi and Cofagrigus lacking Rest. Pain Split can be used over Toxic to regain health but Toxic's utility far outweighs Pain Split's utility. Toxic Spikes can also be used instead of Toxic but the prevalence of Poison-types and hazard removers generally make it not worth using. 56 Speed EVs let Garbodor outpace Adamant Perrserker and Timid Drampa. 136 Speed EVs with a Jolly nature can be used to outspeed Timid Abomasnow, but the reduced EVs in Defense generally aren't worth losing.
(Mention the pros of Rocky Helmet when combined with its ability, Aftermath, and how they help check physical sweepers that may break though Garb like Klinklang and Rapidash thanks to racking up residual damage.)

Garbodor's glaring Ground-type weakness make Grass- and Water-types like Abomasnow, Eldegoss, Silvally-Water, and Wishiwashi excellent partners. Eldegoss, in particular, is a fantastic teammate due to its Rapid Spin not removing Garbodor's Spikes like Defog would (goss is the only spin user not in the C ranks, so the direct mention of Defog is warranted). Garbodor's other weakness, Psychic, also needs tending to; Dark-types like Silvally-Dark and Malamar can switch into Indeedee-F's Psychics; Steel-types such as Togedemaru and Galarian Stunfisk can support Garbodor with their Psychic-type resistance and ability to deal with Indeedee-F effectively; Clefairy is a great teammate, as it too can switch into Indeedee-F and other strong special attackers, provide Wish support, and set up Stealth Rock, but be wary of Trick and Psyshock from Indeedee-F crippling it (Psyhock does 70% and is even more likely when indeedee is revenge killing Garb). In return, Garbodor can deal with Fighting- and Bug-types for the aforementioned Dark- and Steel-type teammates, as well as take on opposing Poison- and Steel-types for Clefairy. Fast Pokemon that can clean late-game like Indeedee-F, Togedemaru, Sawk, and Gourgeist-S should be used, as Garbodor's ability to stack hazards can weaken the foe's team significantly and give more leeway to these Pokemon.
(Mention that when setting Spikes, opposing wallbreakers like Abomasnow and Drampa may attempt to switch-in, so try anticipating them by attacking with Gunk Shot or switching into a helpful teammate )


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QC 2/2! :)
 

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[SET]
name: Defensive Spikes
move 1: Gunk Shot
move 2: Stomping Tantrum
move 3: Spikes
move 4: Toxic
item: Rocky Helmet
ability: Aftermath
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Garbodor is NU's premier Spikes setter and Spiker thanks to its ability to bypass entry hazard removers like Eldegoss and poison Defoggers like Silvally-Water, Rotom-S, and Rotom-F with Toxic. It's also a good Fighting-type check, namely taking on Toxicroak and Sawk,(semicolon -> comma) Garbodor and (optional, improves flow) also acts as a blanket check to physical attackers such as Togedemaru and Gourgeist-S. Garbodor's ability to bypass hazard removers like Eldegoss or Toxic Defoggers like Silvally-Water, Rotom-S, and Rotom-F contribute to its status of being the tier's best Spikes setter.(I moved the content of this sentence because it felt out of place here with you going from premier Spiker -> checks some stuff -> oh by the way here is why it's the best Spiker) The abundance of Clefairy usage gives Garbodor plentiful plenty of switch-in opportunities to set up Spikes, fire off a Gunk Shot, or put a Pokemon on a timer with Toxic. Stomping Tantrum allows Garbodor to deal with Pokemon like Togedemaru and Toxicroak. Toxic cripples the aforementioned Defoggers as well as walls like Wishiwashi and Cofagrigus lacking Rest. Pain Split can be used over Toxic to regain health,(AC) but Toxic's utility far outweighs Pain Split's utility. Toxic Spikes can also be used instead of Toxic,(AC) but the prevalence of Poison-types and Toxic Spikes-immune (I think adding this context is good) hazard removers generally make makes it not worth using. Another advantage Garbodor has in NU is its ability (RC) Aftermath, which,(AC) in tandem with Rocky Helmet,(AC) can severely get significant chip damage off on Pokemon like the Silvally formes(RH) and Togedemaru. 56 Speed EVs let Garbodor outpace Adamant Perrserker and Timid Drampa. 136 Speed EVs with a Jolly nature can be used to outspeed Timid Abomasnow, but the reduced EVs in Defense generally aren't worth losing.

Garbodor's glaring Ground-type weakness make makes Grass- and Water-types like Abomasnow, Eldegoss, Silvally-Water, and Wishiwashi excellent partners. Eldegoss, in particular, is a fantastic teammate due to its Rapid Spin not removing Garbodor's Spikes. Garbodor's other weakness, Psychic, also needs tending to; Dark-types like Silvally-Dark and Malamar can switch into Indeedee-F's Psychics.(semicolon -> period) Steel-types such as Togedemaru and Galarian Stunfisk can support Garbodor with their Psychic-type resistance and ability to effectively deal with Indeedee-F effectively.(semicolon -> period) Clefairy is a great teammate, as it too (messes with list consistency) can switch into Indeedee-F and other strong special attackers, provide Wish support, and set up Stealth Rock (RC) but be wary of Psyshock and Trick from Indeedee-F crippling it.(I don't particularly see a reason to include a usage tip for Clefairy in an analysis of Garbodor, but if you find this information relevant/helpful, then feel free to keep it) In return, Garbodor can deal with Fighting- and Bug-types (do we really have Bug-types though? It's what... Ninjask and nothing else really at least in terms of Bug-types Garbodor can check) for the aforementioned Dark- and Steel-type teammates (RC) as well as and take on opposing Poison- and Steel-types for Clefairy. Fast Pokemon that can clean late-game like Indeedee-F, Togedemaru, Sawk, and Gourgeist-S should be used, as Garbodor's ability to stack hazards Spikes can weaken the foe's opponent's ("foe" refers to Pokemon, "opponent" refers to the person you are playing against) team significantly and give more leeway to these Pokemon. The foe opponent may predict Garbodor using Spikes and bring in wallbreakers like Drampa and Abomasnow, in which case Garbodor is better off attacking with Gunk Shot or pivoting out into a teammate that can handle them.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[banks, 379208]]
- Quality checked by: [[Rabia, 336073], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

gp 1/1 when done
 

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