Quality Control Gossifleur [QC 1/2]

Berks

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:gossifleur: you have no idea how many times I misspelled Gossifleur while typing this jaja

[SET]
name: Rapid Spin
move 1: Rapid Spin
move 2: Giga Drain
move 3: Sleep Powder
move 4: Synthesis
item: Eviolite
ability: Regenerator
nature: Bold
evs: 196 HP / 196 Def / 116 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
If you’re in the market for a Rapid Spin user with type advantage against most Stealth Rock users and the longevity to Spin multiple times per match, then Gossifleur is the spinner for you! Being a pure Grass-type makes dealing with troublesome rockers like Onix and Mudbray, strong Water-type threats like Corphish, and strong sand threats like Drilbur a cinch for Gossifleur, and its great defensive stats and access to Regenerator means it will likely have multiple chances per match to come in and Spin away entry hazards. When you’re not removing hazards, use Giga Drain to remove those pesky Rock- and Ground-types, Sleep Powder to incapacitate incoming threats, and Synthesis to keep that HP healthy. Keep in mind, however, that Rapid Spin is Gossifleur’s most important role.

Gossifleur provides great support to Pokemon that are weak to hazards. This includes powerful Flying-types like Vullaby and Drifloon that are weak to Stealth Rock and fast attackers like Diglett and Galarian Ponyta that are crippled by Sticky Web. Additionally, because it is such a weak move, using Rapid Spin will often provide your opponent with a free switch into a Pokémon that threatens Gossifleur, such as Cutiefly, Vullaby, or even worse, the Rapid Spin-blocking Drifloon. For this reason, other strong defensive pivots like Onix, Mareanie, Munchlax are great teammates for Gossifleur. Mareanie deserves particular attention in this regard due to its own access to Regenerator and its ability to beat one of Gossifleur’s greatest threats, the sleep-immune Cutiefly.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Berks, 255030]]
- Quality checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>]]
 
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amcheck

-change ev spread to 196 HP / 196 Def / 116 SpD with bold to better check physical attackers (corp and grounds, and it does a lil better vs ferro too)

"Being a pure Grass-type makes dealing with troublesome rockers like Onix and Mudbray (as well as strong Water-type threats like Corphish) a cinch for Gossifleur" i think it's also worth mentioning that its good vs sand teams

-no need to explain how regen works

-although ferro does eventually beat gossi, its not incredibly threatening. cutiefly would be a better example

"For this reason, other strong defensive pivots like Onix, Mareanie, Mudbray, and Timburr are great teammates for Gossifleur. " this list seems a bit random - remove mudbray and timburr and mention munchlax instead. also make sure to explain why every pokemon is a good partner, like onix beats vull while munchlax and mareanie beat cutiefly. you could also mention munchlax's utility against drifloon

good stuff c:
 

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Stamping Lily's amcheck, implement everything she said.

Also, for credits, you don't want the <> there, so your writer credit would be [[Berks, 255030]]. Also make sure to leave a space after the -

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Berks

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amcheck

-change ev spread to 196 HP / 196 Def / 116 SpD with bold to better check physical attackers (corp and grounds, and it does a lil better vs ferro too)

"Being a pure Grass-type makes dealing with troublesome rockers like Onix and Mudbray (as well as strong Water-type threats like Corphish) a cinch for Gossifleur" i think it's also worth mentioning that its good vs sand teams

-no need to explain how regen works

-although ferro does eventually beat gossi, its not incredibly threatening. cutiefly would be a better example

"For this reason, other strong defensive pivots like Onix, Mareanie, Mudbray, and Timburr are great teammates for Gossifleur. " this list seems a bit random - remove mudbray and timburr and mention munchlax instead. also make sure to explain why every pokemon is a good partner, like onix beats vull while munchlax and mareanie beat cutiefly. you could also mention munchlax's utility against drifloon

good stuff c:
Stamping Lily's amcheck, implement everything she said.

Also, for credits, you don't want the <> there, so your writer credit would be [[Berks, 255030]]. Also make sure to leave a space after the -

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Got this in finally, how do I cite that both of you checked it?
 

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