VGC Grimmsnarl

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Grimmsnarl (M) @ Babiri Berry
Ability: Prankster
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 116 Def / 124 SpD / 12 Spe
Careful Nature
- Spirit Break
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Scary Face

Grimmsnarl is the perfect fairytale opening for VGC 22 teams with its standard utility set, shining in the lore of 8 of the top 16 teams at the 2022 North American VGC International Championships! Prankster-boosted dual screens and speed control from Scary Face mitigates faster, stronger threats in a metagame where Dynamax and Restricted Pokemon roam free. Spirit Break provides Grimmsnarl offensive pressure by staving off everpresent Dark- and Dragon-types such as Palkia, Yveltal, and Urshifu while crippling special attackers with a potential drop. As such, it is popular on Groudon + G-Max Venusaur/Charizard and Zacian + Kyogre compositions, as it enhances the longevity of teammates like G-Max Charizard, Life Orb Kyogre and Assault Vest Groudon while ensuring its partners can safely Dynamax by mitigating Zacian-C’s Behemoth Blade. With a Babiri Berry and the given EV spread, Grimmsnarl survives Zacian-C's Behemoth Blade through Reflect and can safely follow up with Light Screen. This benefits offensive teams which do not need additional turns from Light Clay. A Careful nature ensures it survives Kyogre’s Max Geyser through Light Screen. We are sure that Grimmsnarl will be the hero in many teams’ stories at the 2022 World Championships!
 
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:ss/grimmsnarl:

Grimmsnarl (M) @ Babiri Berry
Ability: Prankster
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 116 Def / 124 SpD / 12 Spe
Careful Nature
- Spirit Break
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Scary Face

Grimmsnarl is the perfect fairytale opening for VGC 22 teams with its standard utility set, shining in the lore of most top 12 12 is a strange number because VGC results are categorized in powers of 2, just say it was on 8 of the top 16 teams at the 2022 North American VGC International Championships! Prankster-boosted dual screens and speed control from scary face mitigates faster, stronger threats in a metagame where Dynamax and Restricted-Pokemon roam, whilst Spirit Break staves off the everpresent Dark- and Dragon-types, such as Palkia, Yveltal and Urshifu rewrite this to highlight that Spirit Break cripples special attackers while giving grimmsnarl offensive pressure. Thanks to its Dark-typing, Grimmsnarl cannot be Taunted by faster Prankster users, hence its strategy is almost impossible to prevent. Grimmsnarl’s heroic utility allows it to be thrown onto every team’s tale. too fluffy and there are many a team that have no use for grimmsnarl like HO and trick room However, it is especially popular on Groudon + G-Max Venusaur/Charizard and Zacian + Kyogre Calyrex-S compositions as it enhances the longevity of glass cannons grimmsnarl makes fat pokemon harder to kill, not glass cannons normal g-max charizard, life orb kyogre, assault vest groudon are good mentions. Weakening Zacian’s Behemoth Blade Bash ensures its partners can safely use Dynamax. put this after the babiri berry + reflect remark With a Babiri Berry, Grimmsnarl’s investment lives Zacian-C’s Behemoth Bash Blade through Reflect, and its Careful nature ensures it survives Kyogre’s Max Geyser through Light Screen.

the thing I wanted to highlight with this set was that it helps grimmsnarl get up both screens when facing zacian-c since it can safely reflect then light screen and its good for offensive teams who wont need the additional turns from light clay. i would like to see these points worked into the spotlight


martinvtran lmk when done
 

zee

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combine the last sentence about bblade into the sentence about cores, then swap the sentences about offensive teammates and kyogre's max geyser

add a closing sentence along the lines of "We will be sure to see plenty of Grimmsnarl at the 2022 World Championships!" because this goes out a few days before worlds starts

1/1 martinvtran
 
Are G-Max Charizard, Life Orb Kyogre and Assault Vest Groudon considered defensive? The 4th sentence mentions that, but I wouldn't think of them as Defensive so I figured it might be a typo?
 

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Grimmsnarl (M) @ Babiri Berry
Ability: Prankster
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 116 Def / 124 SpD / 12 Spe
Careful Nature
- Spirit Break
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Scary Face

Grimmsnarl is the perfect fairytale opening for VGC 22 teams with its standard utility set, shining in the lore of 8 of the top 16 teams at the 2022 North American VGC International Championships! Prankster-boosted dual screens and speed control from Scary Face mitigates faster, stronger threats in a metagame where Dynamax and Restricted-Pokemon roam Pokemon roam free. Spirit Break provides Grimmsnarl offensive pressure by staving off the everpresent Dark- and Dragon-types, such as Palkia, Yveltal and Urshifu, whilst crippling S, and Urshifu while crippling special attackers with a potential drop. As such, it is popular on Groudon + G-Max Venusaur/Charizard and Zacian + Kyogre compositions, as it enhances the longevity of defensive teammates like G-Max Charizard, Life Orb Kyogre, and Assault Vest Groudon, whilst while ensuring its partners can safely Dynamax by mitigating Zacian-C’s Behemoth Blade. With a Babiri Berry, Grimmsnarl’s investment live and the given EV spread, Grimmsnarl survives Zacian-C's Behemoth Blade through Reflect and can safely follow up with Light Screen. This benefits offensive teams whoich do not need additional turns from Light Clay. A Careful nature also ensures it survives Kyogre’s Max Geyser through Light Screen. We are sure that Grimmsnarl will be the hero in many teams’ stories at the 2022 World Championships!

1/1, go golbats
 

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