LC Hoothoot

[OVERVIEW]
Hoothoot is an outclassed Flying-type Pokemon with low stats across the board and a weak movepool. Although Hoothoot does have access to a niche ability in Tinted Lens, Insomnia is more relevant in allowing Hoothoot to be a counter to Foongus' Spore. However, Hoothoot will still find itself too weak to be of much use.

[SET]
name: Specially Defensive
move 1: Hypnosis
move 2: Roost
move 3: Air Slash
move 4: Reflect / Defog
item: Eviolite
ability: Insomnia
nature: Calm
evs: 196 HP / 36 Def / 228 SpD / 36 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Hypnosis is the only draw to Hoothoot and works on a defensive set aiming to come in on Pokemon like Foongus or Snivy to spread sleep. However, Hypnosis has awful accuracy, and Hoothoot cannot deal enough damage to sleeping opponents with its low stats. As a defensive Flying-type, Vullaby should be used over Hoothoot, and Foongus can wall Grass-types while spreading sleep more reliably.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Starly, 449632]]
- Quality checked by: [[Fiend, 208173], [Merritt, 213064]]
- Grammar checked by: [[frostration, 447027]]
 
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Merritt

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The first two sentences are potentially somewhat confusing - you say Hoothoot has no ability to save it then immediately say it has a great ability. I know you mean that even though Tinted Lens is good, Hoothoot can't take advantage, but this can be made much clearer by altering the first sentence from "and no movepool or ability to save it." to "and a shallow/poor/(derogatory adjective of your choice) movepool." Cut the last sentence or combine it so you don't have 4 sentences.

[SET]
This is fine

[SET COMMENTS]
Improve the second sentence by adding that after Hoothoot puts something to sleep, it's almost completely incapable of threatening the opponent.

[CREDITS]
fine

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frostration

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[OVERVIEW]
Hoothoot is quite frankly an outclassed Flying-type Pokemon [RC] with low stats across the board and a weak movepool. Although Hoothoot does have access to a niche ability in Tinted Lens, Insomnia is more relevant in allowing Hoothoot to be a counter to Foongus' Spore. However, Hoothoot will still find itself too weak to be of much use.

[SET]
name: Specially Defensive
move 1: Hypnosis
move 2: Roost
move 3: Air Slash
move 4: Reflect / Defog
item: Eviolite
ability: Insomnia
nature: Calm
evs: 196 HP / 36 Def / 228 SpD / 36 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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Hypnosis is the only draw to Hoothoot [RC] and works on a Defensive defensive set aiming to come in on Pokemon like Foongus or Snivy to spread sleep. However, Hypnosis has awful accuracy, and Hoothoot can not cannot deal enough damage to slept sleeping opponents with its low stats. As a defensive Flying-type, Vullaby should be used over Hoothoot every time, and Foongus can wall Grass-types while spreading sleep more reliably.
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