Copyediting Ice Ice Baby [GP 0/1]

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[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Freeze-Dry
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Earth Power
move 4: Focus Blast / Draco Meteor
item: Choice Specs
ability: Pressure
nature: Modest / Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Details
===================

Choice Specs turns Kyurem into a terrifying wallbreaker, with the only reliable counterplay being predicting what move it chooses to lock itself into. Freeze-Dry allows Kyurem to blow through the Water-types that resist its Ice Beam such as Slowking, Tapu Fini, and Toxapex. Earth Power and Focus Blast give it the coverage it needs to blow away the Fire- and Steel-types that resist its STAB. Earth Power can easily OHKO Heatran and has a roll to OHKO Astrolotl, while also 2HKOing Galarian Slowking after Stealth Rock. Focus Blast allows Kyurem to OHKO Tyranitar and 2HKO Scizor and physically defensive Blissey. Draco Meteor can be run over Focus Blast to have access to a powerful nuke, but it provides significantly less coverage. A Modest nature is usually employed to maximize Kyurem's damage output and hit the aforementioned rolls, while Timid nature allows Kyurem to outspeed standard Colossoil and Landorus-T as well as Speed tie with Timid Tapu Lele, making it harder to revenge kill.

Kyurem's effectiveness is mitigated by Stealth Rock, so removing entry hazards is of utmost importance. Tornadus-T is a fantastic partner, having access to Defog and checking some of Kyurem's defensive checks such as Galarian Slowking and Corviknight. It can also provide Kyurem a safe switch through pivoting with U-turn. Tapu Fini can similarly remove entry hazards and employ Nature's Madness or Taunt to keep its foes at low health. Pivot support is also important, as Kyurem doesn't get too many free switches. Urshifu-R deals with the Steel-types that resist Kyurem's STAB moves and can easily bring it in with U-turn. In return, Kyurem can break through Water-types that stop Urshifu-R, such as Slowbro, Toxapex, and Arghonaut, while simultaneously punishing Rocky Helmet holders such as Corviknight and Skarmory. Corviknight and Landorus-T can both provide slow pivoting and have access to Defog, giving ample opportunities for Kyurem to come in. Wallbreakers also enable Kyurem. Weavile and Melmetal both help overwhelm their shared checks such as Corviknight and Slowking, while Heatran can trap Galarian Slowking and Blissey with Magma Storm while Kyurem removes Tapu Fini and Colossoil for it.


[SET]
name: SubRoost
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Roost
move 3: Freeze-Dry
move 4: Earth Power
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Pressure
nature: Timid
evs: 52 HP / 252 SpA / 204 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Details
===================

The aim of this set is to utilize Substitute and Pressure to PP stall attacks from Kyurem's checks while using Roost to remain healthy. Galarian Slowking's Sludge Bomb, Arghonaut's Circle Throw, and Clefable's Moonblast are prime targets for Kyurem to slowly stall out. Freeze-Dry allows Kyurem to hit Water-types such as Toxapex, Arghonaut, Slowking, and Tapu Fini. Earth Power provides good coverage against Steel-types such as Heatran and Melmetal as well as versus Galarian Slowking. The HP EVs allow you to create Substitutes that Blissey's Seismic Toss cannot break, with the Speed investment allowing it to outspeed Jolly Excadrill. An alternative spread of 52 HP / 204 SpA / 252 Spe lets you outspeed Jolly Landorus-T and Miasmaw, as well as Speed tie with maximum speed Tapu Lele and Colossoil. Heavy-Duty Boots negates damage from entry hazards, maximizing the chances of Kyurem getting a Substitute up.

This set best fits on bulkier teams that can enable it to stall out as many foes as possible. Toxic Spikes from Toxapex and Spikes from Arghonaut are appreciated, chipping its checks such as Tyranitar and Slowking-Galar. Heatran is a fantastic partner, being able to set Stealth Rock, threaten Steel-types such as Corviknight and Scizor and trap the Slowkings and Blissey. Cleric support from Astrolotl or Blissey is very useful in case Kyurem gets afflicted by Toxic or paralysis. Another good partner is Buzzwole, acting as a Knock Off absorber and general answer to a lot of Kyurem's offensive checks such as Zeraora and Urshifu-R. On bulkier teams, Corviknight not only acts as a form of hazard removal, but it also helps PP stall with Pressure alongside Kyurem.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
===================

Icicle Spear combined with Dragon Dance can replace the two attacking moves on the Substitute set, being able to beat Toxapex lacking Haze as well as Corviknight and opposing Kyurem. The lack of coverage, however, leaves it easier to wall by the delayed attackers of the tier like Slowking and Equilibra.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Special Walls**: Blissey, Tyranitar, and Galarian Slowking can take Kyurem's attacks, but they need to be wary of Choice Specs' coverage options. Specially defensive Clefable can easily deal with the Substitute set but must be careful of getting its Moonblast PP depleted.

**Bulky Steel-types**: Specially defensive Scizor, Melmetal, and Heatran can all take Kyurem's STAB attacks but must be wary of Choice Specs' coverage options.

**Revenge Killers**: Dragapult, offensive Jumbao, and Urshifu-R can all threaten to outspeed and OHKO Kyurem. Dragapult in particular can go through Kyurem's Substitute with Infiltrator and threaten to OHKO. However, none of them can safely switch in to any of Kyurem's attacks.

**Volcarona**: Bulky variants of Volcarona can easily take any of Kyurems hits not named Draco Meteor.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Lasen, 273339]]
- Quality checked by: [[Rabia, 336073], [dex, 277988]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 
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[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Freeze Dry
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Earth Power / Draco Meteor
move 4: Focus Blast / Draco Meteor: I am of the opinion that Kyurem should rarely if ever drop Earth Power since its most common switchins are Galarian Slowking and Heatran. I think a more realistic slash for Draco would be over Focus Blast, since Ice Beam hits most of Focus Blasts targets barring Blissey hard anyways. As an aside, I think this because gking and tran are much more common than Tyranitar and slightly more common than Scizor in the current metagame.
item: Choice Specs
ability: Pressure
nature: Modest / Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Details
===================
Choice Specs turns Kyurem into a terrifying wallbreaker. Freeze Dry allows Kyurem to blow through the Water-types that resist its Ice Beam such as Slowking and Toxapex. Earth Power and Focus Blast give it the coverage it needs to blow away the Fire- and Steel-types that resist its STAB. Earth Power can easily OHKO Heatran and has a roll to OHKO Astrolotl, while also 2HKOing Galarian Slowking after Stealth Rock damage. Focus Blast allows Kyurem to OHKO Tyranitar and 2HKO Scizor, Equilibra, (libra is much more common on teams as a soft kyurem check than Ttar at this point, and I think it is a more relevant example. Ice beam from modest specs is a very unfavorable roll to 2hko, so Focus Blast is nice here, especially since libra's have begun to prefer Flash Cannon over Aura Sphere as of late.) and physically defensive Blissey. Draco Meteor can be run over Earth Power Focus Blast to have access to a powerful nuke, but it provides significantly less coverage. A Timid nature allows Kyurem to outspeed Jolly Miasmaw and Landorus-T as well as Speed tie with Timid Tapu Lele, making it harder to revenge kill.

Kyurem works best when paired up with other strong breakers. Urshifu-R can break through the Steel-types that resist Kyurem's STAB and can easily bring it in with U-turn. In return, Kyurem can break through all the Water-types that stop Urshifu's reign of terror, such as Slowbro, Toxapex, and Arghonaut while simultaneously punishing Rocky Helmet holders such as Corviknight and Skarmory and come in Rillaboom's Grassy Glide. (I would mention another breaker/sweeper that pairs well with Kyurem. Personally, I think Melmetal or Weavile both qualify as enjoying what Kyurem does to walls.)Heatran can trap Galarian Slowking and Blissey with Magma Storm while Kyurem removes Tapu Fini and Colossoil for it. Entry hazard removal is pertinent to Kyurem's success as a wallbreaker. Tornadus-T can use Defog to remove them while also removing the items off of walls such as Galarian Slowking with Knock Off, while Corviknight can pivot into Kyurem safely with its slow U-turn.


[SET]
name: Sub + Roost
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Roost
move 3: Freeze Dry
move 4: Earth Power
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Pressure
nature: Timid
evs: 52 HP / 252 SpA / 204 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Details
===================
The aim of this set is to utilize Substitute and Pressure to PP stall attacks from Kyurem's checks while using Roost to remain healthy. Ferrothorn's Gyro Ball, Arghonaut's Circle Throw, and Clefable's Moonblast are prime targets for Kyurem to slowly stall out. Freeze Dry allows Kyurem to hit Water-types such as Toxapex, Arghonaut, Slowking, and Tapu Fini that otherwise would easily switch into Kyurem's Ice Beam. Earth Power provides good coverage against Steel-types such as Heatran and Scizor as well as versus Galarian Slowking. The HP EVs allow you to create Substitutes that Blissey's Seismic Toss cannot break, with the Speed investement allowing you to outspeed Jolly Excadrill. The rest of the EVs are dumped in Special Attack to hit as hard as possible. An alternative spread of 52 HP / 204 SpA / 252 Spe lets you outspeed Jolly Landorus-T and Miasmaw, as well as Speed tie with max speed Tapu Lele and Colossoil. Heavy-Duty Boots negates damage from entry hazards, maximizing the chances of Kyurem getting a Substitute up.

This set best fits on bulkier teams that can enable it to stall out as many foes as possible. Toxic Spikes from Toxapex and Spikes from Arghonaut are appreciated, chipping its checks such as Tyranitar and Slowking-Galar. Heatran is a fantastic partner, being able to set Stealth Rock, threaten Steel-types such as Corviknight and Scizor and trap the Slowkings and Blissey. Cleric support from Astrolotl or Blissey is very useful in case Kyurem gets afflicted by Toxic or paralysis. Another good partner is Buzzwole, acting as a Knock Off absorber and general answer to a lot of Urshifu's (added apostrophe) offensive checks such as Zeraora and Urshifu-R.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
===================
Icicle Spear combined with Dragon Dance can replace the two attacking moves on the Substitute set, being able to beat Toxapex lacking Haze as well as Corviknight and opposing Kyurem. The lack of coverage, however, leaves it easier to wall by the delayed attackers of the tier like Slowking and Equilibra.

Checks and Counters
===================
**Special Walls**: Blissey, Tyranitar, and Galarian Slowking can take Kyurem's attacks, but they need to be weary of Choice Specs' coverage options. Specially defensive Clefable can easily deal with the Substitute set.

**Bulky Steel-types**: specially defensive Scizor, Melmetal, and Aegislash can all take Kyurem's Freeze Dry but must be weary of Choice Specs' coverage options.

**Revenge Killers**: Dragapult, offensive Jumbao, and Urshifu-R can all threaten to OHKO Kyurem. Dragapult in particular can go through Kyurem's Substitute with Infiltrator and threaten to OHKO. However, none of them can safely switch in to any of Kyurem's attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Lasen, 273339]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 

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[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Freeze Dry
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Earth Power / Draco Meteor
move 4: Focus Blast
item: Choice Specs
ability: Pressure
nature: Modest / Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Details
===================

Choice Specs turns Kyurem into a terrifying wallbreaker. (You should emphasize this more; Kyurem literally does not have defensive counterplay if it predicts properly.) Freeze Dry allows Kyurem to blow through the Water-types that resist its Ice Beam such as Slowking, Tapu Fini, and Toxapex. Earth Power and Focus Blast give it the coverage it needs to blow away the Fire- and Steel-types that resist its STAB. Earth Power can easily OHKO Heatran and has a roll to OHKO Astrolotl, while also 2HKOing Galarian Slowking after Stealth Rock damage. Focus Blast allows Kyurem to OHKO Tyranitar and 2HKO Scizor and physically defensive Blissey. Draco Meteor can be run over Earth Power to have access to a powerful nuke, but it provides significantly less coverage. A Timid nature allows Kyurem to outspeed Jolly Miasmaw and Landorus-T as well as Speed tie with Timid Tapu Lele, making it harder to revenge kill. (Where is the mention of Modest here?)

Kyurem works best when paired up with other strong breakers. Urshifu-R can break through the Steel-types that resist Kyurem's STAB and can easily bring it in with U-turn. In return, Kyurem can break through all the Water-types that stop Urshifu's reign of terror, such as Slowbro, Toxapex, and Arghonaut while simultaneously punishing Rocky Helmet holders such as Corviknight and Skarmory and come in Rillaboom's Grassy Glide. Heatran can trap Galarian Slowking and Blissey with Magma Storm while Kyurem removes Tapu Fini and Colossoil for it. Entry hazard removal is pertinent to Kyurem's success as a wallbreaker. Tornadus-T can use Defog to remove them while also removing the items off of walls such as Galarian Slowking with Knock Off, while Corviknight can pivot into Kyurem safely with its slow U-turn. (Honestly, I think hazard removal and pivot support deserve to be the first two mentions in this section. Aggressive play with Stealth Rock up is the best way for opponent's to mitigate Kyurem's wallbreaking effectiveness, and by keeping hazards off the field and giving Kyurem guaranteed switches, you make it so much more difficult to play into.)


[SET]
name: Sub + Roost SubRoost
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Roost
move 3: Freeze Dry
move 4: Earth Power
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Pressure
nature: Timid
evs: 52 HP / 252 SpA / 204 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Details
===================

The aim of this set is to utilize Substitute and Pressure to PP stall attacks from Kyurem's checks while using Roost to remain healthy. Ferrothorn's Gyro Ball (Surely you can find a better mention than Ferrothorn here. Galarian Slowking's Sludge Bomb would be a good substitute), Arghonaut's Circle Throw, and Clefable's Moonblast are prime targets for Kyurem to slowly stall out. Freeze Dry allows Kyurem to hit Water-types such as Toxapex, Arghonaut, Slowking, and Tapu Fini that otherwise would easily switch into Kyurem's Ice Beam (This set does not even have Ice Beam, so there's no need to mention it.). Earth Power provides good coverage against Steel-types such as Heatran and Scizor (A different Steel-type would be good to mention instead of Scizor here; you don't beat down bulkier variants very effectively at all.) as well as versus Galarian Slowking. The HP EVs allow you to create Substitutes that Blissey's Seismic Toss cannot break, with the Speed investement allowing you to outspeed Jolly Excadrill. The rest of the EVs are dumped in Special Attack to hit as hard as possible. An alternative spread of 52 HP / 204 SpA / 252 Spe lets you outspeed Jolly Landorus-T and Miasmaw, as well as Speed tie with max speed Tapu Lele and Colossoil. Heavy-Duty Boots negates damage from entry hazards, maximizing the chances of Kyurem getting a Substitute up.

This set best fits on bulkier teams that can enable it to stall out as many foes as possible. Toxic Spikes from Toxapex and Spikes from Arghonaut are appreciated, chipping its checks such as Tyranitar and Slowking-Galar. Heatran is a fantastic partner, being able to set Stealth Rock, threaten Steel-types such as Corviknight and Scizor and trap the Slowkings and Blissey. Cleric support from Astrolotl or Blissey is very useful in case Kyurem gets afflicted by Toxic or paralysis. Another good partner is Buzzwole, acting as a Knock Off absorber and general answer to a lot of Urshifus offensive checks such as Zeraora and Urshifu-R. (Do you mean that Buzzwole is a good answer to a lot of KYUREM's offensive checks? That first Urshifu mention is confusing the hell out of me.)

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
===================

Icicle Spear combined with Dragon Dance can replace the two attacking moves on the Substitute set, being able to beat Toxapex lacking Haze as well as Corviknight and opposing Kyurem. The lack of coverage, however, leaves it easier to wall by the delayed attackers of the tier like Slowking and Equilibra.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Special Walls**: Blissey, Tyranitar, and Galarian Slowking can take Kyurem's attacks, but they need to be weary of Choice Specs' coverage options. Specially defensive Clefable can easily deal with the Substitute set.

**Bulky Steel-types**: specially defensive Scizor, Melmetal, and Aegislash Heatran can all take Kyurem's Freeze Dry STAB attacks but must be weary wary (weary = tired, wary = cautious, aware of) of Choice Specs' coverage options.

**Revenge Killers**: Dragapult, offensive Jumbao, and Urshifu-R can all threaten to outspeed and OHKO Kyurem. Dragapult in particular can go through Kyurem's Substitute with Infiltrator and threaten to OHKO. However, none of them can safely switch in to any of Kyurem's attacks.

(We could probably include Volcarona as the last bullet here? Kyurem drops Draco Meteor somewhat frequently to run Focus Blast, and the obese sets can switch into and setup against it with relative ease.)

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Lasen, 273339]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

Implement dex's suggestions too; they're good. Also, it's Freeze-Dry (note the hyphen); correct all spellings of this (and in general read this over for the basic grammar issues, of which there are a lot). QC 1/2 when done.
 

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[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Freeze-Dry
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Earth Power
move 4: Focus Blast / Draco Meteor
item: Choice Specs
ability: Pressure
nature: Modest / Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Details
===================

Choice Specs turns Kyurem into a terrifying wallbreaker, with the only reliable counterplay being predicting what move it chooses to lock itself into. Freeze-Dry allows Kyurem to blow through the Water-types that resist its Ice Beam such as Slowking, Tapu Fini, and Toxapex. Earth Power and Focus Blast give it the coverage it needs to blow away the Fire- and Steel-types that resist its STAB. Earth Power can easily OHKO Heatran and has a roll to OHKO Astrolotl, while also 2HKOing Galarian Slowking after Stealth Rock. Focus Blast allows Kyurem to OHKO Tyranitar and 2HKO Scizor and physically defensive Blissey. Draco Meteor can be run over Focus Blast to have access to a powerful nuke, but it provides significantly less coverage. A Modest nature is usually employed to maximize Kyurem's damage output and get hit the aforementioned rolls, while Timid nature allows Kyurem to outspeed Jolly Miasmaw Colossoil (considering Miasmaw has dropped off the face of the Earth, especially Jolly sets, I think 152 Spe Colo is a better example) and Landorus-T as well as Speed tie with Timid Tapu Lele, making it harder to revenge kill.

Kyurem's effectiveness is mitigated by Stealth Rock, so removing entry hazards is of utmost importance. Tornadus-T is a fantastic partner, having access to Defog and checking some of Kyurem's defensive checks such as Galarian Slowking and Corviknight. It can also provide Kyurem a safe switchins through pivoting with U-turn. Tapu Fini can similarly remove entry hazards and employ Nature's Madness or Taunt to keep its foes at bay at low health (something like "at low health" would probably work better cause that's what those moves do). Pivot support is also important, as Kyurem doesn't get too many free switches. Urshifu-R deals with the Steel-types that resist Kyurem's STAB moves and can easily bring it in with U-turn. In return, Kyurem can break through all the Water-types that stop Urshifu-R, such as Slowbro, Toxapex, and Arghonaut, (add comma) while simultaneously punishing Rocky Helmet holders such as Corviknight and Skarmory. Corviknight and Landorus-T can both provide slow pivoting and have access to Defog, giving ample opportunities for Kyurem to come in. Wallbreakers also enable Kyurem. Weavile and Melmetal both help overwhelm their shared checks such as Corviknight and Slowking, while Heatran can trap Galarian Slowking and Blissey with Magma Storm while Kyurem removes Tapu Fini and Colossoil for it.


[SET]
name: SubRoost
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Roost
move 3: Freeze-Dry
move 4: Earth Power
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Pressure
nature: Timid
evs: 52 HP / 252 SpA / 204 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Details
===================

The aim of this set is to utilize Substitute and Pressure to PP stall attacks from Kyurem's checks while using Roost to remain healthy. Galarian Slowking's Sludge Bomb, Arghonaut's Circle Throw, and Clefable's Moonblast are prime targets for Kyurem to slowly stall out. Freeze-Dry allows Kyurem to hit Water-types such as Toxapex, Arghonaut, Slowking, and Tapu Fini. Earth Power provides good coverage against Steel-types such as Heatran and Melmetal as well as versus Galarian Slowking. The HP EVs allow you to create Substitutes that Blissey's Seismic Toss cannot break, with the Speed investment allowing it to outspeed Jolly Excadrill. An alternative spread of 52 HP / 204 SpA / 252 Spe lets you outspeed Jolly Landorus-T and Miasmaw (I really don't think Maw is worth mentioning since it's probably clicking Fimp anyways, but I can't really think of a different example outside of maybe Rotom-Heat), as well as Speed tie with maximum speed Tapu Lele and Colossoil. Heavy-Duty Boots negates damage from entry hazards, maximizing the chances of Kyurem getting a Substitute up.

This set best fits on bulkier teams that can enable it to stall out as many foes as possible. Toxic Spikes from Toxapex and Spikes from Arghonaut are appreciated, chipping its checks such as Tyranitar and Slowking-Galar. Heatran is a fantastic partner, being able to set Stealth Rock, threaten Steel-types such as Corviknight and Scizor and trap the Slowkings and Blissey. Cleric support from Astrolotl or Blissey is very useful in case Kyurem gets afflicted by Toxic or paralysis. Another good partner is Buzzwole, acting as a Knock Off absorber and general answer to a lot of Kyurem's offensive checks such as Zeraora and Urshifu-R. (I'd mention Corviknight, double Pressure is really dumb but works well and Corvi is just generally appreciated for eating hits on semi-stall)

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
===================

Icicle Spear combined with Dragon Dance can replace the two attacking moves on the Substitute set, being able to beat Toxapex lacking Haze as well as Corviknight and opposing Kyurem. The lack of coverage, however, leaves it easier to wall by the delayed attackers of the tier like Slowking and Equilibra.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Special Walls**: Blissey, Tyranitar, and Galarian Slowking can take Kyurem's attacks, but they need to be wary of Choice Specs' coverage options. Specially defensive Clefable can easily deal with the Substitute set (remove comma) but must be careful of getting its Moonblast PP depleted.

**Bulky Steel-types**: Specially defensive Scizor, Melmetal, and Heatran can all take Kyurem's STAB attacks but must be wary of Choice Specs' coverage options.

**Revenge Killers**: Dragapult, offensive Jumbao, and Urshifu-R can all threaten to outspeed and OHKO Kyurem. Dragapult in particular can go through Kyurem's Substitute with Infiltrator and threaten to OHKO. However, none of them can safely switch in to any of Kyurem's attacks.

**Volcarona**: Bulky variants of Volcarona can easily take any of Kyurems hits not named Draco Meteor.


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