Monotype Landorus-Therian (Ground) [QC: 2/2] (GP: 2/2)

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[SET]
name: Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Bulk Up Landorus-T is a great asset to Ground teams because it checks Poison and Steel teams effortlessly, and it's nearly unbreakable for physical attackers once set up. Substitute lets Landorus-T set up on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss. Gravity allows Landorus-T to threaten Pokemon immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Crobat, and Galarian Weezing. The given EV spread allows Landorus-T's Substitute to withstand Amoonguss's Giga Drain or Foul Play and outspeed Choice Band Victini post-V-create, Scizor, and Aegislash.

Landorus-T's typing gives it a Grass neutrality and a Ground immunity, which helps it cover for teammates such as Gastrodon, Excadrill, and Nidoking. In return, Excadrill threatens Tapu Bulu, Kyurem, and Weavile in sand, which are extremely threatening to Landorus-T and Ground teams as a whole. Nidoking is a special wallbreaker that can deal with Skarmory, Tapu Bulu, and Slowbro, which are otherwise difficult to handle. Mamoswine can sponge Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales, and it can remove threats like Hydreigon, Dragapult, and Landorus-T. Gastrodon and Seismitoad provide a Water immunity and can check Rotom-W, Pelliper, and Tapu Fini. Hippowdon provides residual damage on foes such as Tapu Fini and Amoonguss with Stealth Rock and sand, helping Landorus-T to break through them. Garchomp is an effective teammate, as it can set up with Swords Dance and deal with the likes of Kyurem, Amoonguss, and Celesteela while also benefiting from Landorus-T's Gravity.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Landorus-T is a common sight on Ground teams to revenge kill fast offensive threats like +2 Adamant Arctozolt and Kyurem, as well as providing the team with great utility moves that help make progress. With a powerful STAB move in Earthquake and coverage from Stone Edge, there are few walls that can switch into Landorus-T without taking major damage. Earthquake specifically lets Landorus-T check Adamant Alolan Sandslash in hail, Toxapex, and Nidoking. Stone Edge lets it check Ice- and Flying-type threats like Alolan Ninetales and Thundurus-T. Knock Off cripples common switch-ins such as Galarian Corsola, Slowbro, and Porygon-2. U-turn allows Landorus-T to preserve momentum, escaping common unfavorable switch-ins such as Amoonguss, Zarude, and Galarian Weezing.

Mamoswine checks Ice-types that threaten Landorus-T, like Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales. Gastrodon absorbs Water-type moves from Urshifu-R and Barraskewda. Excadrill can remove Stealth Rock for Landorus-T with Rapid Spin and takes on threats like Tapu Bulu, Zarude, and Keldeo under sand. It can partially deal with Ice-types because of its Steel typing, and it resists Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks. Nidoking can break through physical walls such as Skarmory, Amoonguss, and Ferrothorn, which are hard to remove with Landorus-T. Garchomp can provide exceptional wallbreaking with its Swords Dance sets against Pokemon like Tapu Fini and Celesteela.

STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Ground
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Fly can be used over Gravity on Bulk Up sets to threaten Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom. Superpower can be used in this slot as well to hit Ferrothorn, although missing out on Flying-type coverage can be counterproductive depending on the matchup. Landorus-T can run a more offensive set with Swords Dance, Earthquake, Gravity, and Superpower, which creates offensive pressure more quickly than Bulk Up sets.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Ground analysis by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Quality checked by: [[Neko, 542526], [roxiee, 481576], [Aqua Jet, 531302]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429], [UT, 523866]]
 
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[OVERVIEW]

Ground
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Landorus-Therian is extremely common on monotype Ground teams, and for a very good reason. Landorus-Therian is an asset for Ground teams due to itsBeing part Flying-Type typing as it gives Ground monotype teams a neutrality to grass and is (it cannot deal with Grass-types except by U-turning them) a reliable switch in against opposing Ground-Types for the commonly used such as Excadrill, Nidoking (its clicking Ice Beam), and Steelix. It also sports an excellent offensive presence with a Choice Scarf or Bulk Up set. (add what Choice Scarf/Bulk Up mainly does here, what mus ddoes it solve [i.e. BU deals with Steel and Poison, Choice Scarf deals with killing stuff like Urshifu-R and Dragapult esp when there is no sand]) and having an extensive move pool (its pretty sparse...). With access to U-Turn, Stealth Rock, and the ability Intimidate it can be an excellent defensive pivot that checks many physical attackers like Victini, Zapdos-Galar, and Zeraora. If you want to take a more offensive approach with Landorus-Therian, it can be an amazing wall breaker with Earthquake and Stone Edge covering a lot of Pokémon. Unfortunately, Landorus-Therian lacks recovery and is prone to dying quickly without aside from Leftovers leaving a lot of pressure against the rest of the team. (This is more of you have to get Lando-T in safely, not that its prone to dying quickly. Setup sweepers like Dragapult also dont have recovery, but they aren't bad because of it. Also add how its terribly weak to ice, and for Choice Scarf Lando its speedtier makes it only a revenge killer-it cannot outspeed most Choice Scarf users.)

(The set shown below doesn't have Stone Edge, its Gravity. I know that Choice Scarf Lando does exist in Ground, so it would be better if you said that there is a Bulk Up (or Gravity) Landorus, and a Choice Scarf Landorus)

[SET]
name: BU + Substitute Landorus-Therian Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake Bulk Up
move 2: Gravity Substitute
move 3: Substitute Earthquake
move 4: Bulk Up Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Paragraph 1:
Bulk Up Landorus-Therian checks essentially every heavily pressures Steel and Poison-Type Pokémon teams.(it doesn't check them, it threatens them. Eg. Lando-T cannot come in vs. Gengar, nor can it 1v1 Ice Punch Melmetal. It has to run away even with sub vs. Crobat, etc.Also this line belongs to the overview section Imo). Behind Substitute allows Landorus-Therian to setup on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss is immune to any ailment-inducing without fear of status moves and Leech Seed unless the Pokémon has the Infiltrator ability, (dex info) Substitute also gives Landorus-Therian time to set up Bulk Up which makes it harder to defeat. Gravity allows Landorus-Therian to drop any threaten Flying-Types or Pokémon with the Levitate ability like immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Corviknight, Skarmory, Crobat, and Weezing-Galar (Pick 3, discard the rest imo), this means they can be hit with Earthquake. There isn't anything on Steel monotype teams that can defeat this set except a specific Corviknight Bulk Up + Taunt set and highly unviable Icy Wind Jirachi. Poison doesn’t have many options either but they are Ice Beam Nidoking, a specifically built Ice Beam Slowking-Galar set which doesn't do as well, and Icy Wind Gengar which just like Jirachi is unviable for general usage. If the two typings don't have any of these Pokémon they essentially lose every time, this is due to this set being specifically made against these two typings. (no.) The EV spread chosen allows Landorus-T's Substitute to not be broken by Amoonguss' survives 6 Giga Drains or 5 Foul Plays from Amoonguss, and it also outspeeds Victini at -1 speed after using V-Create, Adamant Sandslash-Alola, Omastar, and Relicanth (not viable or Pokemon of note). (The Speed allows it to outspeed base 65's, notably Scizor, but also outspeeds Azumarill, Offensive Aegislash, basically lets it outspeed most walls too).


Paragraph 2:
Seismitoad and Gastrodon appreciate Landorus-Therian switching into Grass-Type moves and then setting up Gravity for the other teammates that struggle against Flying-Types or Pokémon with the Levitate ability. Landorus-Therian can take care of specially defensive walls for easier sweeping by the special attackers on the team. Excadrill, Nidoking, and Steelix can reliably switch out against Ground-types into Landorus-Therian because of its Flying-Typing. Landorus-Therian is extremely vulnerable to special attackers and Ice-Type Pokémon/Moves. The aforementioned Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Mamoswine can all switch into Ice-type moves, although Kyurem and other Pokemon with access to Freeze-Dry can pressure Gastrodon and Seismitoad with 4x super-effectiveness. Mamoswine's ability Thick Fat makes it pair with Landorus-Therian well although its special defense isn't the greatest.
(I'd prefer that these mons would be what do they do for Landorus-T vs. what Landorus-T does to them. Also, add Garchomp [breaks faster teams], Nidoking [breaks physical walls like Slowbro])

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground) Landorus-Therian
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-Turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Paragraph 1:
Choice Scarf Landorus-Therian is an extremely effective wall breaker (it is not a wall breaker. Wall breakers deal with Physical walls such as Slowbro, Choice Scarf Landorus does not. It is a revenge killer/lategame cleaner.). Having a powerful STAB such as Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge there are so few Pokemon that can stop it. Landorus-Therian benefits from Knock Off, being able to Knock Off recovery items from defensive Pokemon like Chansey, Aegislash, and Clefable. Landorus-Therian works extremely well as an offensive pivot so having U-Turn benefits the team greatly. The EV spread is quite simple really, it's meant to maximize offensive output while also having top speed. (It would be more useful to name what Lando-T does outspeed and remove. Which mons does Eq hit and lets it kill? Knock pressures Phys walls that come in on it like Pory2 and G-Corsola, for instance)

Paragraph 2:
Because of Landorus-Therian's speed using a Choice Scarf. it can reliably come into revenge kill fast offensive Pokemon, (add this to the last sentence of par 1 and state which mons exactly) but because of its sheer offensive power, it's able to get rid of many walls like Toxapex, Chansey, and Aegilsash (they do not die). Being part flying type it has neutrality to Grass-Type moves which means it's a great asset to ground monotype teams. Landorus-Therian appreciates counters against Ice-Types and special attackers greatly due to its 4x weakness to ice and mid-tier special defense. This means Pokemon like Mamoswine and Gastrodon pair very nicely with it, due to Mamoswine's ability Thick Fat decreasing the attack power of Ice-Type moves while Gastrodon has a high special defense base stat, although Gastrodon can fall prey to Kyurem's Freeze-Dry which is 4x super-effective. (Same comment as set 1's + add more team mates)

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Ground
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Instead of Gravity, Stone Edge can be a good option since it's super-effective against Flying-Types but Pokemon like Skarmory, Corviknight, Celesteela, and opposing Landorus-Therians create a neutrality that is hard to break through compared to Earthquake being a STAB move. Bulk Up can be replaced with Swords Dance to get attack boosts faster but having those defense boosts from Bulk Up makes Landorus-Therian even harder to break with physical attackers. (For SD sets, Superpower is used over Sub its Gravity/SuperPower/Eq/SD) Fly over Gravity is another viable option due to threaten Grass-Types resisting Earthquake, especially such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom which can set up Grassy Terrain to make Earthquake incredibly weak. (why is it not recommended though?)


Checks and Counters
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Ground
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**Ice-type Coverage**: Ice-type Pokemon such as __ are incredibly powerful against Landorus-Therian due to that 4x weakness. Multi-hitting Ice-Type moves like Triple Axel and Icicle Spear OHKO Landorus-T. break through Substitute and proceed to do amazing damage against Landorus-Therian. This is why Weavile and Cloyster are powerful counters. Kyurem is also really dangerous, Freeze-Dry being super-effective against Water-Types makes Gastrodon and Seismitoad the usual specially defensive walls for Ground monotype teams non-reliable switch-ins.

**Special Attackers**: Landorus-Therian’s Special Defense is a little bit lower than defense can be exploited by Special Attackers such as Tapu Lele, Moltres-Galar, and Rotom-Wash, as and Bulk Up only makes it harder to revenge kill by physical attackers. only targeting defense makes special attackers more dangerous. Some common ones would be Tapu Lele, Moltres-Galar, and Rotom-Heat which do tons of damage with just their STAB moves

**Bulky Grass-types Pokemon**: If run with just Earthquake, bulky Grass-Type Pokemon such as __ can switch in with ease and not be threatened by Landorus-Therian. Pokemon like Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom can further weaken Earthquake by setting Grassy Terrain and can use Landorus-T as setup fodder. with their ability Grassy Surge. This, of course, can be solved by either replacing gravity with Stone Edge to do neutral damage or Fly to have a super-effective move, Fly is very situational being a two-turn move and something can be swapped in before it’s executed.

**Revenge Killers**(Add Ice mons here + mons faster than it)

**Status** (Burns, Infiltrator Toxic)

**Physical Walls** (Porygon2, Slowbro)

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[<Giyulol>, <574288>]]
- <Ground> analysis by: [[<Giyulol>, <574288>]]
- Quality checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]
GiyuForPresident No QC, will have to recheck when the edits and pointers were made and taken into account :(
Also I might've missed a few, but its Landorus-T, not Landorus-Therian (because smogon naming conventions)
 
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Ground
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Landorus-T is an asset for Ground teams due to its Flying typing giving a reliable switch-in against opposing Ground-Types such as Excadril. It also sports an excellent offensive presence with a Choice Scarf or Bulk Up set. Choice Scarf variants are excellent at taking out physical attackers revenge killing threats like Urshifu-R and Dragapult thanks to its ability to lower their attack stat with Intimidate(You usually cannot come in on them, and they outspeed most of Ground teams and they threaten Ground teams so...) ,whereas Bulk Up sets allows Landorus-T to deal with bulkier teams such as Steel and Poison teams by threatening them with continuous setup behind Substitute. Unfortunately, Landorus-T lacks recovery aside from Leftovers so it needs to be sent in safely. Landorus-T is also 4x extremely weak to Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Nidoking, limiting its opportunities to set up. so there should be a lot of caution when facing Ice-Type Pokemon. Landorus-T's mid-tier speed means that it gets outclassed outsped by other common Choice Scarf users such as Tapu Lele, Kyurem, Weavile, and Zarude so it's limited to only being a revenge killer.


[SET]
name: Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
Bulk Up Landorus-T heavily pressures Steel and Poison teams. Substitute allows Landorus-T to setup on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss without fear of status and Leech Seed. Gravity allows Landorus-T to threaten Pokémon immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Crobat, and Weezing-Galar. The EV spread allows Landorus-T's Substitute to not be broken by Amoonguss' Giga Drain or Foul Play, and it also outspeeds Victini at -1 speed after using V-Create, Scizor, and Azumarill.

Excadrill is an excellent team mate as it provides__. Nidoking is a special wallbreaker that can deal with __. Excadrill and Nidoking appreciate Landorus-T due to it being a reliable switch-in against opposing Ground teams. Landorus-T can also take care of various specially defensive walls like Aegislash, specially defensive Toxapex, and Diancie which teammates may have trouble killing.(all these mons are weak to ground btw). Mamoswine can sponge Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales due to its Thick Fat and can remove threats like __. Landorus-T is extremely weak to Ice so having a teammate like Mamoswine is appreciated because of the ability Thick Fat. Teammates with a high special defense like Gastrodon, Claydol, and Swampert can switch into special attackers that try to exploit Landorus-T's special defense. (Swampert and Claydol are unviable in ground. Gastrodon and Seismitoad are used for Water immunities, add Garchomp, as it breaks faster teams such as Dragon, which Lando cant really setup on. After this Analysis it wouldnt hurt to explore the monotype metagame more...)


[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-Turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Landorus-T is an extremely effective revenge killer and late-game cleaner. Having a powerful STAB such as Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge there are so few Pokemon that can stop it (which mons does it hit ;-;). Landorus-T greatly benefits from Knock Off by crippling removing Eviolite from common switch-ins Pokemon such as Corsola-Galar, Chansey Slowbro, and Porygon-2 which then makes them more vulnerable against attacks. U-Turn allows Landorus-Therian to preserve momentum, allowing it to escape unfavorable matchups from common switchins such as Amoonguss, Zarude, and Galarian Weezing. works extremely well as an offensive pivot so having U-Turn benefits the team greatly. A Choice Scarf allows Because of Landorus-T's speed using a Choice Scarf, it can reliably come into revenge kill fast offensive Pokemon like Blacephalon, Victini, and Nihilego with Earthquake. (Blace / Nihilego usually wears Scarf, Meteor Beam Nihi threatens Lando instead of the other way around. Something like Dragapult, Spectrier, Ursh-R works better here)

Being part flying type it has neutrality to Grass-Type moves which means it's a great asset to Ground monotype teams. Landorus-Therian appreciates counters against Ice-Types and special attackers greatly due to its 4x weakness to ice and mid-tier special defense. This means Pokemon like Mamoswine and Gastrodon pair very nicely with it, due to Mamoswine's ability Thick Fat decreasing the attack power of Ice-Type moves while Gastrodon has a high special defense base stat, although Gastrodon can fall prey to Kyurem's Freeze-Dry which is 4x super-effective. (Add more team mates pls :( what does lando do to Grass-Types if ever)

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]

Other Options
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Ground
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Fly over Gravity is another viable option on Bulk Up sets to threaten Grass-Types such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom. It isn't recommended though because Fly is a two-turn move, this means the opponent can switch their Pokemon out before the move is finally executed. (Add Swords Dance set [SD/Eq/Gravity/Superpower)


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

Ground
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**Special Attackers**: Landorus-Therian’s Special Defense can be exploited by Special Attackers such as Tapu Lele, Moltres-Galar, and Rotom-Wash, as Bulk Up only makes it harder to revenge kill by physical attackers.

**Grass-types**: Grass-type Pokemon such as Rillaboom, Amoonguss, and Ferrothorn can switch in with ease and not be threatened by Landorus-T. Tapu Bulu can further weaken Earthquake by setting Grassy Terrain and can use Landorus-T as setup fodder.

**Revenge Killers**: Fast revenge killers like ___ .Pokemon with access to effective priority can be brought in to revenge kill Landorus-T, especially Ice-types like Weavile and Mamoswine, and Darmanitan-Galar. (Darm-G has no priority tho...)

**Status**: Landorus-T gets crippled by status ailments such as burns from__to halve the base power of Landorus-T's attacks and . Toxic from __ which limits its amount of turns due to lack of recovery. Pokemon with the ability Infiltrator can also be threatening to Bulk Up Landorus-T sets because of the ability to induce ailments through Substitute.

**Physical Walls**: Landorus-T has lots of trouble breaking through physical walls like Slowbro, Porygon-2, and Corviknight. (Because?)


[CREDITS]

- Written by: [[<Giyulol>, <574288>]]

- <Ground> analysis by: [[<Giyulol>, <574288>]]

- Quality checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]

- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]

...still not QC 1/2 tho GiyuForPresident
 

Neko

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[OVERVIEW]

Ground
========

Landorus-T is an asset for Ground teams due to its Flying typing as it provides giving a reliable switch-in against opposing Ground-Types such as Excadrill. It also sports an excellent offensive presence with a Choice Scarf or Bulk Up set. Choice Scarf Landorus-T variants are excelslent at in revenge killing threats like Urshifu-R and Dragapult, whereas while Bulk Up allows Landorus-T to deal deals with bulkier teams such as Steel and Poison. Unfortunately, Landorus-T lacks recovery aside from Leftovers so it needs to be sent in safely. Landorus-T is also 4x extremely weak to Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Nidoking and lacks recovery aside from Leftovers which limiting limits its opportunities to set up (more concise). Landorus-T's mid-tier middling speed means that it gets outsped by other common Choice Scarf users such as Tapu Lele, Weavile, and Zarude even when equipped with a Choice Scarf, so it's limited to only being a revenge killer.



[SET]
name: Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Bulk Up Landorus-T heavily pressures Steel and Poison teams. (mentioned in overview) Substitute allows Landorus-T to setup on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss without fear of Leech Seed and status status and Leech Seed. (swapped because Ferro seeds, Amoon statuses) Gravity allows Landorus-T to threaten Pokémon immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Crobat, and Weezing-Galar. The EV spread allows Landorus-T's Substitute to not be broken by Amoonguss' Giga Drain or Foul Play, and it also outspeeds Victini at -1 speed after using V-Create, Scizor, and Aegislash Azumarill.

Excadrill is an excellent teammate as it provides coverage against threatens Tapu Bulu, Zarude, and can effectively take on Barraskewda (you could add under sand though, since Zarude and Barra normally outspeeds Exca) which are threats to Ground-type teams. Nidoking is a special wall-breaker that can deal with Skarmory, Ferrothorn, and Amoonguss (you set up on these) which are otherwise difficult to kill (mons do not die when HP drops to 0, you could use the word removed or cannot handle...to describe these mons). Excadrill and Nidoking appreciate Landorus-T due to it being a reliable switch-in against opposing Ground teams. Mamoswine can sponge Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales due to its Thick Fat ability and can remove threats like Hydreigon, Latias, Latios, (Too many examples, something like Dragapult could work though) and opposing Landorus-T's. Gastrodon and Seismitoad provide a Water immunity and can check _.are essential parts of Ground teams because of their ability to absorb water attacks with Water Absorb. Garchomp is able to break faster teams such as Dragon which Landorus-T struggles to set up on.


[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-Turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Landorus-T is an extremely effective revenge killer and late-game cleaner. Having a powerful STAB such as Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge there are so few Pokemon that stop it, Stone Edge is able to kill threats like Ninetales-Alola, Thundurus-T, and Darmanitan-Galar (Usually scarf). (It would be nice to say what Eq specifically removes though, something Landorus-T outspeeds but should otherwise kill it or pose a threat to ground) Landorus-T greatly benefits from (It already has Knock Off) Knock Off by crippling cripples common switch-ins such as Corsola-Galar, Slowbro, and Porygon-2 which then makes them more vulnerable against attacks. U-Turn allows Landorus-Therian to preserve momentum, allowing it to escape unfavorable matchups from common switch-ins such as Amoonguss, Zarude, and Galarian Weezing. A Choice Scarf allows Landorus-T to revenge kill fast offensive Pokemon like Victini, Dragapult, and Spectrier

Being part flying type it has neutrality to Grass-Type moves which means it's a great asset to Ground monotype teams, it can switch into Grass-type attacks and take minimal damage especially if it's a physical attacker because of Intimidate, Landorus-T can proceed by pivoting out with U-Turn into something that can better check the threat. (in team mates section we focus on the supporting mons, not Landorus-T) Landorus-Therian appreciates counters against Ice-Types and special attackers greatly due to its 4x weakness to ice and mid-tier special defense. This means Pokemon like Mamoswine and Gastrodon pair very nicely with it, due to Mamoswine's ability Thick Fat decreasing the attack power of Ice-Type moves while Gastrodon has a high special defense base stat and the ability to absorb water moves with Water Absorb, although Gastrodon can fall prey to Kyurem's Freeze-Dry which is 4x super-effective. Teammates like Excadrill can also switch into Ice-type moves because of its Steel typing and create offensive pressure with Iron Head. (It would be nice if you condense the team mates section to 1 sentence per mon, and add more team mates here. Plus you shouldn't point out the weakness of the supporting cast here-that belongs to that mon's analyses)

STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Ground
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Fly over Gravity is another viable option on Bulk Up sets to threaten Grass-Types such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom. It isn't recommended though because Fly is a two-turn move, this means the opponent can switch their Pokemon out before the move is finally executed. Landorus-T has an alternative set with Swords Dance, Earthquake, Gravity, and Superpower. With access to Swords Dance, Landorus-T can that creates offensive pressure faster than Bulk Up sets. Gravity allows Landorus-T to hit Pokemon immune to Ground moves with Earthquake, and Superpower lets Landorus-T threaten to kill Ferrothorn which otherwise can tank Landorus-T's Earthquake and weaken Landorus-T can do chip damage whilst also getting recovery with Leech Seed.

Checks and Counters
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Ground
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**Special Attackers**: Landorus-Therian’s Special Defense can be exploited by Special Attackers such as Tapu Lele, Moltres-Galar, and Rotom-Wash, as Bulk Up only makes it harder to revenge kill by physical attackers.

**Grass-types**: Grass-type Pokemon such as Rillaboom, Amoonguss, and Ferrothorn can switch in with ease and not be threatened by Landorus-T. Tapu Bulu can further weaken Earthquake by setting Grassy Terrain and can use Landorus-T as setup fodder.

**Revenge Killers**: Faster revenge killers like Choice Scarf Darmanitan Galar,_, Tapu Lele (doesn't kill) and Dragapult (also doesn't kill) can heavily overwhelm threaten to remove Landorus-T with their STAB attacks. Pokemon with access to effective priority can also be brought in to revenge kill Landorus-T, especially Ice-types like Weavile and Mamoswine. (it would be better to mention which priority move,exactly)

**Status**: Landorus-T gets crippled by status ailments such as burns from Corsola-Galar, Weezing-Galar, and Slowbro. Toxic from Blissey and Mantine limit its amount of turns due to lack of recovery. Pokemon with the ability Infiltrator can also be threatening to Bulk Up Landorus-T sets because of the ability to induce ailments through Substitute. (mention the Pokemon that threatens Lando with infiltrator)

**Physical Walls**: Landorus-T has lots of trouble breaking through physical walls like Slowbro, Porygon-2, and Corviknight because of their good physical defenses. Slowbro has reliable recovery and can wear down Landorus-T with Scald and Future Sight, Porygon-2 also has Recover to regenerate health and is commonly used with Ice Beam which Landorus-T is extremely weak to. Corviknight has Roost for recovery and Landorus-T has no super- effective moves against it, Landorus-T will be stalled out with Pressure or chipped down with Brave Bird. (This is true, but this is a bit long. What do Slowbro and P2 have in common. What move Corv has that cripples Lando?)

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- Written by: [[<Giyulol>, <574288>]]
- <Ground> analysis by: [[<Giyulol>, <574288>]]
- Quality checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]
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Ground
========

Landorus-T is an asset for Ground teams due to its versatility in sets and Flying typing as it provides providing a reliable switch-in against opposing Ground-Types Ground-types such as Excadrill and Garchomp.[We generally try to provide more than one example] It also sports an excellent offensive presence with a Choice Scarf or Bulk Up set. [2/3rds of this sentence makes sense but the Bulk Up part feels like an after statement. You really aren't talking about much in this sentence and you can simply just say it runs multiple sets in the introduction sentence.] Choice Scarf Landorus-T excels in revenge-killing threats like Urshifu-R and Dragapult,[separate sentences please, thanks.] while Bulk Up Landorus-T deals with bulkier teams such as Steel and Poison. Landorus-T is extremely weak to Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Nidoking and lacks recovery aside from Leftovers which limits its opportunities to set up with Bulk Up. Landorus-T's middling speed means that it gets outsped Even with Choice Scarf, Landorus-T is still outpaced by other common Choice Scarf users such as Tapu Lele, Weavile, and Zarude. even when equipped with a Choice Scarf, so it's limited to only being a revenge killer.



[SET]
name: Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Substitute allows Landorus-T to setup on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss without fear of Leech Seed and status. Gravity allows Landorus-T to threaten Pokémon immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Crobat, and Weezing-Galar. The EV spread allows Landorus-T's Substitute to not be broken by Amoonguss' Giga Drain or Foul Play, and it also outspeeds Victini at -1 speed after using V-Create, Scizor, and Aegislash. [You need to specify Choice Band Victini and say "Choice Band Victini after using V-Create"

Excadrill is an excellent teammate as it threatens Tapu Bulu, Zarude, and can effectively take on Barraskewda in sand which are threats to Ground-type teams. [Excadrill only takes on Barraskewda in sand? What if Tapu Bulu and Zarude are using Choice Scarf and sand is gone. Zarude also naturally outspeeds. Its mainly the word positioning in this case] Nidoking is a special wall-breaker that can deal with Skarmory, Tapu Bulu, and Slowbro which are otherwise difficult to handle. Additionally, Excadrill and Nidoking appreciate Landorus-T checking Ground-types like Krookodile and Excadrill. due to it being a reliable switch-in against opposing Ground teams. [Does it have to be opposing Ground teams particularly? Excadrill is on Steel-teams and it still checks it regardless of what type and so its Garchomp. "checking" is a easier term in this case also] Mamoswine can sponge Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales due to its thanks to [try to use different wording so the writing stays interesting. 'due to its' has been used a lot. "Thanks to/Because of/etc" are some other phrases to resort to] Thick Fat ability and can remove threats like Hydreigon, Dragapult, and opposing Landorus-T's. Gastrodon and Seismitoad provide a Water immunity and can check Rotom-Wash, Pelliper, and Tapu Fini. Garchomp is able to break faster teams such as Dragon which Landorus-T struggles to set up on. [Eh nah, wouldn't use chomp as my dragon check. it also does good against water/steel/flying. this mon is pretty customizable in terms of what you need it to do. I guess if you're using scarf chomp it works tho]


[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-Turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Landorus-T is an extremely effective revenge killer and late-game cleaner. [This goes in the overview] Having a powerful STAB such as Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge there are so few Pokemon that stop it, Stone Edge is able to kill threats like Ninetales-Alola, Thundurus-T, and Frosmoth. [Remove frosmoth] Earthquake is able to handle threats like Arctozolt, Sandslash-Alola, [Replace sandslash alola with toxapex] and Nidoking. Knock Off cripples common switch-ins such as Corsola-Galar, Slowbro, and Porygon-2. U-Turn allows Landorus-Therian to preserve momentum, allowing it to escape unfavorable matchups from common switch-ins such as Amoonguss, Zarude, and Galarian Weezing. A Choice Scarf allows Landorus-T to revenge kill fast offensive Pokemon like Victini, Dragapult, and Spectrier [make sure we are referencing metagame examples for the reader. sandslash alola is cool in my eyes but i wouldnt really mention it over pex. the only time id mention sandlsash is in a hatterene analysis.]

Landorus-Therian appreciates counters against Ice-Types and special attackers greatly due to its 4x weakness to ice and mid-tier special defense. This means Pokemon like Mamoswine and Gastrodon pair very nicely with it. Mamoswine's ability Thick Fat decreases the attack power of Ice-Type moves. While Gastrodon has a high special defense base stat and the ability to absorb water moves with Water Absorb. Excadrill can switch into Ice-type moves because of its Steel typing and create offensive pressure with Iron Head. Zygarde-10% is able to check Pokemon like Celesteela, Zapdos, and, Corviknight with Thousand Arrows who otherwise wall Landorus-T effectively.

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

Ground
--------
Fly over Gravity is another viable option on Bulk Up sets to threaten Grass-Types such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom. It isn't recommended though because Fly is a two-turn move, this means the opponent can switch their Pokemon out before the move is finally executed. Landorus-T has an alternative set with Swords Dance, Earthquake, Gravity, and Superpower that creates offensive pressure faster than Bulk Up sets. Superpower lets Landorus-T threaten Ferrothorn which otherwise can tank Landorus-T's Earthquake and weaken Landorus-T with Leech Seed.

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

Ground
--------
**Special Attackers**: Landorus-Therian’s Special Defense can be exploited by Special Attackers such as Tapu Lele, Moltres-Galar, and Rotom-Wash, as Bulk Up only makes it harder to revenge kill by physical attackers.

**Grass-types**: Grass-type Pokemon such as Rillaboom, Amoonguss, and Ferrothorn can switch in with ease and not be threatened by Landorus-T. Tapu Bulu can further weaken Earthquake by setting Grassy Terrain and can use Landorus-T as setup fodder.

**Revenge Killers**: Faster revenge killers like Choice Scarf Darmanitan Galar, Urshifu-R, and Barraskewda threaten to remove Landorus-T with their STAB attacks. Pokemon with access to effective priority can also be brought in to revenge kill Landorus-T, especially Ice-types like Weavile and Mamoswine who have access to Ice Shard.

**Status**: Landorus-T gets crippled by status ailments such as burns from Corsola-Galar, Weezing-Galar, and Slowbro. Toxic from Blissey and Mantine limit its amount of turns due to lack of recovery. Pokemon with the ability Infiltrator like Dragapult can also be threatening to Bulk Up Landorus-T sets because of the ability to induce ailments through Substitute.

**Physical Walls**: Landorus-T has lots of trouble breaking through physical walls like Slowbro, Porygon-2, and Corviknight because of their good physical defenses and reliable recovery. Slowbro can wear down Landorus-T with Scald and Future Sight while sponging the hits, Porygon-2 is commonly used with Ice Beam which Landorus-T is extremely weak to, and Corviknight has Roost for recovery and Landorus-T can be stalled out with Pressure and Iron Defense setup.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[<Giyulol>, <574288>]]
- <Ground> analysis by: [[<Giyulol>, <574288>]] [this needs to be correct
- Quality checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]] Fill this section out
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Giyu

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[OVERVIEW]

Ground
========

Landorus-T is an asset for Ground teams due to its versatility in sets and Flying typing as it provides providing a reliable switch-in against opposing Ground-Types Ground-types such as Excadrill and Garchomp.[We generally try to provide more than one example] It also sports an excellent offensive presence with a Choice Scarf or Bulk Up set. [2/3rds of this sentence makes sense but the Bulk Up part feels like an after statement. You really aren't talking about much in this sentence and you can simply just say it runs multiple sets in the introduction sentence.] Choice Scarf Landorus-T excels in revenge-killing threats like Urshifu-R and Dragapult,[separate sentences please, thanks.] while Bulk Up Landorus-T deals with bulkier teams such as Steel and Poison. Landorus-T is extremely weak to Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Nidoking and lacks recovery aside from Leftovers which limits its opportunities to set up with Bulk Up. Landorus-T's middling speed means that it gets outsped Even with Choice Scarf, Landorus-T is still outpaced by other common Choice Scarf users such as Tapu Lele, Weavile, and Zarude. even when equipped with a Choice Scarf, so it's limited to only being a revenge killer.



[SET]
name: Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Substitute allows Landorus-T to setup on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss without fear of Leech Seed and status. Gravity allows Landorus-T to threaten Pokémon immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Crobat, and Weezing-Galar. The EV spread allows Landorus-T's Substitute to not be broken by Amoonguss' Giga Drain or Foul Play, and it also outspeeds Victini at -1 speed after using V-Create, Scizor, and Aegislash. [You need to specify Choice Band Victini and say "Choice Band Victini after using V-Create"

Excadrill is an excellent teammate as it threatens Tapu Bulu, Zarude, and can effectively take on Barraskewda in sand which are threats to Ground-type teams. [Excadrill only takes on Barraskewda in sand? What if Tapu Bulu and Zarude are using Choice Scarf and sand is gone. Zarude also naturally outspeeds. Its mainly the word positioning in this case] Nidoking is a special wall-breaker that can deal with Skarmory, Tapu Bulu, and Slowbro which are otherwise difficult to handle. Additionally, Excadrill and Nidoking appreciate Landorus-T checking Ground-types like Krookodile and Excadrill. due to it being a reliable switch-in against opposing Ground teams. [Does it have to be opposing Ground teams particularly? Excadrill is on Steel-teams and it still checks it regardless of what type and so its Garchomp. "checking" is a easier term in this case also] Mamoswine can sponge Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales due to its thanks to [try to use different wording so the writing stays interesting. 'due to its' has been used a lot. "Thanks to/Because of/etc" are some other phrases to resort to] Thick Fat ability and can remove threats like Hydreigon, Dragapult, and opposing Landorus-T's. Gastrodon and Seismitoad provide a Water immunity and can check Rotom-Wash, Pelliper, and Tapu Fini. Garchomp is able to break faster teams such as Dragon which Landorus-T struggles to set up on. [Eh nah, wouldn't use chomp as my dragon check. it also does good against water/steel/flying. this mon is pretty customizable in terms of what you need it to do. I guess if you're using scarf chomp it works tho]


[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-Turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Landorus-T is an extremely effective revenge killer and late-game cleaner. [This goes in the overview] Having a powerful STAB such as Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge there are so few Pokemon that stop it, Stone Edge is able to kill threats like Ninetales-Alola, Thundurus-T, and Frosmoth. [Remove frosmoth] Earthquake is able to handle threats like Arctozolt, Sandslash-Alola, [Replace sandslash alola with toxapex] and Nidoking. Knock Off cripples common switch-ins such as Corsola-Galar, Slowbro, and Porygon-2. U-Turn allows Landorus-Therian to preserve momentum, allowing it to escape unfavorable matchups from common switch-ins such as Amoonguss, Zarude, and Galarian Weezing. A Choice Scarf allows Landorus-T to revenge kill fast offensive Pokemon like Victini, Dragapult, and Spectrier [make sure we are referencing metagame examples for the reader. sandslash alola is cool in my eyes but i wouldnt really mention it over pex. the only time id mention sandlsash is in a hatterene analysis.]

Landorus-Therian appreciates counters against Ice-Types and special attackers greatly due to its 4x weakness to ice and mid-tier special defense. This means Pokemon like Mamoswine and Gastrodon pair very nicely with it. Mamoswine's ability Thick Fat decreases the attack power of Ice-Type moves. While Gastrodon has a high special defense base stat and the ability to absorb water moves with Water Absorb. Excadrill can switch into Ice-type moves because of its Steel typing and create offensive pressure with Iron Head. Zygarde-10% is able to check Pokemon like Celesteela, Zapdos, and, Corviknight with Thousand Arrows who otherwise wall Landorus-T effectively.

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

Ground
--------
Fly over Gravity is another viable option on Bulk Up sets to threaten Grass-Types such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom. It isn't recommended though because Fly is a two-turn move, this means the opponent can switch their Pokemon out before the move is finally executed. Landorus-T has an alternative set with Swords Dance, Earthquake, Gravity, and Superpower that creates offensive pressure faster than Bulk Up sets. Superpower lets Landorus-T threaten Ferrothorn which otherwise can tank Landorus-T's Earthquake and weaken Landorus-T with Leech Seed.

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

Ground
--------
**Special Attackers**: Landorus-Therian’s Special Defense can be exploited by Special Attackers such as Tapu Lele, Moltres-Galar, and Rotom-Wash, as Bulk Up only makes it harder to revenge kill by physical attackers.

**Grass-types**: Grass-type Pokemon such as Rillaboom, Amoonguss, and Ferrothorn can switch in with ease and not be threatened by Landorus-T. Tapu Bulu can further weaken Earthquake by setting Grassy Terrain and can use Landorus-T as setup fodder.

**Revenge Killers**: Faster revenge killers like Choice Scarf Darmanitan Galar, Urshifu-R, and Barraskewda threaten to remove Landorus-T with their STAB attacks. Pokemon with access to effective priority can also be brought in to revenge kill Landorus-T, especially Ice-types like Weavile and Mamoswine who have access to Ice Shard.

**Status**: Landorus-T gets crippled by status ailments such as burns from Corsola-Galar, Weezing-Galar, and Slowbro. Toxic from Blissey and Mantine limit its amount of turns due to lack of recovery. Pokemon with the ability Infiltrator like Dragapult can also be threatening to Bulk Up Landorus-T sets because of the ability to induce ailments through Substitute.

**Physical Walls**: Landorus-T has lots of trouble breaking through physical walls like Slowbro, Porygon-2, and Corviknight because of their good physical defenses and reliable recovery. Slowbro can wear down Landorus-T with Scald and Future Sight while sponging the hits, Porygon-2 is commonly used with Ice Beam which Landorus-T is extremely weak to, and Corviknight has Roost for recovery and Landorus-T can be stalled out with Pressure and Iron Defense setup.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[<Giyulol>, <574288>]]
- <Ground> analysis by: [[<Giyulol>, <574288>]] [this needs to be correct
- Quality checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]] Fill this section out
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]

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GiyuForPresident please carefully read over the new format. With the overview being removed, each set should have an introduction line explaining the role of that particular set on that type. You also didn't have to chop your analysis down like that, especially after you received QC: 1/2 as well, but its something good to note for the future
 

Giyu

formerly GiyuForPresident
GiyuForPresident please carefully read over the new format. With the overview being removed, each set should have an introduction line explaining the role of that particular set on that type. You also didn't have to chop your analysis down like that, especially after you received QC: 1/2 as well, but its something good to note for the future
I added brief introductions/descriptions for each set in the set comments. Also I apologize for cutting down the analysis, I remember being told I could remove the paragraph unless I was in the GP stage which I wasn't.
 

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Let's remove the Barraskewda example. Keeping sand up vs rain is just way too difficult of a task esp when explaining this to a beginner. Excadrill is neutral to ice and its a good kyurem check atm. Mention those things. Checking Zarude with an Excadrill requires you to run X-Scissor on Excadrill and I'd rather just focus on the generalized fact that exca is a nice fairy/ice check. If you are going to mention X-Scissor Excadrill you need to mention it alongside Hippowdon. No point in not mentioning hippowdon when referencing sand.

- Choice Scarf Landorus-T is a common staple on Ground teams due to it's ability to outspeed certain threats, revenge kill, as well as providing the team with great utility moves allowing for easier progression in the match. The reader has no clue what "certain threats" or what you are revenge killing. All you need to do is just explain the set. Choice Scarf x is a great revenge killer because of x and y.

- Landorus-Therian appreciates counters against Ice-Types and special attackers greatly due to it's immense weakness to Ice and mid-tier special defense. This means Pokemon like Mamoswine and Gastrodon pair very nicely with it. Mamoswine's ability Thick Fat decreases the attack power of Ice-type moves. The smogondex hyperlinks abilities so we don't have to explain what they do. "thanks to Thick Fat" is enough. The 1st and 2nd lines can be one point. Landorus-T appreciates Mamoswine and Gastrodon to check Ice-types like x and y. The rest of it is fluff. I'd try to be more to the point when writing. Proofread your writing and try to cut down on things like this and I'll stamp this on the next check. GiyuForPresident
 

Giyu

formerly GiyuForPresident
Let's remove the Barraskewda example. Keeping sand up vs rain is just way too difficult of a task esp when explaining this to a beginner. Excadrill is neutral to ice and its a good kyurem check atm. Mention those things. Checking Zarude with an Excadrill requires you to run X-Scissor on Excadrill and I'd rather just focus on the generalized fact that exca is a nice fairy/ice check. If you are going to mention X-Scissor Excadrill you need to mention it alongside Hippowdon. No point in not mentioning hippowdon when referencing sand.

- Choice Scarf Landorus-T is a common staple on Ground teams due to it's ability to outspeed certain threats, revenge kill, as well as providing the team with great utility moves allowing for easier progression in the match. The reader has no clue what "certain threats" or what you are revenge killing. All you need to do is just explain the set. Choice Scarf x is a great revenge killer because of x and y.

- Landorus-Therian appreciates counters against Ice-Types and special attackers greatly due to it's immense weakness to Ice and mid-tier special defense. This means Pokemon like Mamoswine and Gastrodon pair very nicely with it. Mamoswine's ability Thick Fat decreases the attack power of Ice-type moves. The smogondex hyperlinks abilities so we don't have to explain what they do. "thanks to Thick Fat" is enough. The 1st and 2nd lines can be one point. Landorus-T appreciates Mamoswine and Gastrodon to check Ice-types like x and y. The rest of it is fluff. I'd try to be more to the point when writing. Proofread your writing and try to cut down on things like this and I'll stamp this on the next check. GiyuForPresident
done
 

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Set 1
- It's nearly unbreakable by physical attackers once setup and it can support teammates that struggle with Pokemon immune to Ground-type attacks with Gravity. This doesn't really give the info we need. These analyses are short so u need to be straight to the point. I'd try to merge the 1st and 2nd sentence. Yes this set notably does good against those typings, its sort of like a proof check. What type of set is this? Is this an Offensive set, Bulky Offensive, Defensive, Speed Control? This sentence is mainly too broad for the reader to understand/picture anything.

Teammates

- I'd talk about Landorus-T's invaluable Flying typing at the very beginning of the paragraph

- Garchomp is able to break faster teams such as Dragon which Landorus-T struggles to set up on. Are we sure Garchomp breaks past faster teams? When i imagine faster teams i think of ho / screens. So that's Fairy and Dark. Garchomp isn't freely SD and sweeping (guaranteed wincon!) against such playstyles. I think Garchomp can run either scarf or sd but for reader purposes, sd is the most notable set here and that breaks down more bulkier pokemon actually. we also need examples/references for the reader for this as well.

- We mentioned Krookodile benefiting Lando's Flying typing but we don't explain what Krookodile does for Landorus-T. You can completely remove this mention but keeping it seems pointless if we can't explain its role for Lando

Set 2
- When we mention Arctozolt we have to reference the exact situation for a mon outspeeding it. "Slush Rush Arctozolt in Hail"
- Volcanion is not a good example for a Choice Scarf target. What pokemon does scarf landorus-t outspeed that regular landorus-t doesn't assuming its running max speed.
- Having a powerful STAB such as Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge there are few walls (like? i can only think abt corsola-g and celes isn't the best mon as ud just knock off) that can switch into Landorus-T without taking major damage.
- Stone Edge is able to kill threats like Ninetales-Alola and Thundurus-T. What type of Pokemon are these? Saying the types of targets is nice for the reader. Example: Moonblast targets Dark-, Fighting-, and Dragon-types like Pangoro, Marshadow, and Zekrom.


Before i continue checking this, I'd suggest reading over an uploaded analyses or one in QC to give you an idea of what to include in your sentences. Here is one by Decem: Copyediting - Choice Scarf Tapu Bulu (Fairy) [QC: 2/2] [GP 0/2] | Smogon Forums
 

Giyu

formerly GiyuForPresident
Set 1
- It's nearly unbreakable by physical attackers once setup and it can support teammates that struggle with Pokemon immune to Ground-type attacks with Gravity. This doesn't really give the info we need. These analyses are short so u need to be straight to the point. I'd try to merge the 1st and 2nd sentence. Yes this set notably does good against those typings, its sort of like a proof check. What type of set is this? Is this an Offensive set, Bulky Offensive, Defensive, Speed Control? This sentence is mainly too broad for the reader to understand/picture anything.

Teammates

- I'd talk about Landorus-T's invaluable Flying typing at the very beginning of the paragraph

- Garchomp is able to break faster teams such as Dragon which Landorus-T struggles to set up on. Are we sure Garchomp breaks past faster teams? When i imagine faster teams i think of ho / screens. So that's Fairy and Dark. Garchomp isn't freely SD and sweeping (guaranteed wincon!) against such playstyles. I think Garchomp can run either scarf or sd but for reader purposes, sd is the most notable set here and that breaks down more bulkier pokemon actually. we also need examples/references for the reader for this as well.

- We mentioned Krookodile benefiting Lando's Flying typing but we don't explain what Krookodile does for Landorus-T. You can completely remove this mention but keeping it seems pointless if we can't explain its role for Lando

Set 2
- When we mention Arctozolt we have to reference the exact situation for a mon outspeeding it. "Slush Rush Arctozolt in Hail"
- Volcanion is not a good example for a Choice Scarf target. What pokemon does scarf landorus-t outspeed that regular landorus-t doesn't assuming its running max speed.
- Having a powerful STAB such as Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge there are few walls (like? i can only think abt corsola-g and celes isn't the best mon as ud just knock off) that can switch into Landorus-T without taking major damage.
- Stone Edge is able to kill threats like Ninetales-Alola and Thundurus-T. What type of Pokemon are these? Saying the types of targets is nice for the reader. Example: Moonblast targets Dark-, Fighting-, and Dragon-types like Pangoro, Marshadow, and Zekrom.


Before i continue checking this, I'd suggest reading over an uploaded analyses or one in QC to give you an idea of what to include in your sentences. Here is one by Decem: Copyediting - Choice Scarf Tapu Bulu (Fairy) [QC: 2/2] [GP 0/2] | Smogon Forums
Done, also the Krookidile mention was that Landorus-T could switch into its attacks for Excadrill and Nidoking + decrease its attack with Intimidate but I removed the mention anyways.
 

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Landorus-T's Flying-type allows it to be neutral to Grass-type moves and immune to Ground-type attacks for teammates such as Excadrill and Nidoking - No point in mentioning Nidoking when you lose to Nidoking, preferrably a different example like Garchomp here

Garchomp is an effective teammate as it can deal with the likes of Kyurem, Amoonguss, and Celesteela while also benefiting from Landorus-T's Gravity. - Mention Swords Dance

Slush Rush Arctozolt in hail +2 Adamant Arctozolt (sounds and looks better)

Having a powerful STAB such as Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge there are few walls that can switch into Landorus-T without taking major damage, some are Galarian Corsola, Celesteela, and Swampert.

Stone Edge is able to checks Ice- and Flying-type threats like Ninetales-Alola and Thundurus-T. Earthquake is able to checks Arctozolt, Toxapex, and Nidoking. - Which move did you mention first in the set order, Edge should not be mentioned first. "Is able" is landorus "is able" or does it does "check them. Can we change the arctozolt example to something else

- Galarian Corsola isn't written as Corsola-Galar in analyses.

Landorus-Therian appreciates counters against special attackers, Ice-, and Water-types. (this does not feel like a point that should be generalized. Mamoswine and Gastrodon do completely two different things and I'd put them in separate sentences. Mamoswine does this and Gastrodon does this.) This means Pokemon like Mamoswine and Gastrodon pair very nicely with it thanks to Mamoswine's ability Thick Fat checking Kyurem, Alolan Ninetales, and Arctozolt and Gastrodon's high special defense and the ability to absorb water moves with Water Absorb checking Pelliper, Rotom-Wash, and Slowking. Mamoswine checks Ice-types like Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales thanks to Thick Fat. Gastrodon absorbs Water-types from Slowking and Pelipper. Excadrill can switch into Ice-type moves because of its Steel typing and create offensive pressure with Iron Head. (Excadrill does way more than "switch into ice type moves. Gastrodon and Mamoswine already does that so if thats mentioned, that should be mentioned for every other teammate that "switches into ice-types". The reader needs examples all of the time for every type-example you mention. What other matchups are excadrill good in? Is its Steel-typing solely meant to check Ice-types or does it do something else. For this paragraph it should reflect the teammates section (of good mons) in paragraph one, meaning zygarde-10% shouldn't really be mentioned over Garchomp. We are also missing Nidoking for this paragraph as well.) Zygarde-10% is able to check Pokemon like Celesteela, Zapdos, and, Corviknight with Thousand Arrows who otherwise wall Landorus-T effectively.

We are almost there , paragraph 2 was a little off, shouldnt be much or anything left after u implement this GiyuForPresident
 

Giyu

formerly GiyuForPresident
Landorus-T's Flying-type allows it to be neutral to Grass-type moves and immune to Ground-type attacks for teammates such as Excadrill and Nidoking - No point in mentioning Nidoking when you lose to Nidoking, preferrably a different example like Garchomp here

Garchomp is an effective teammate as it can deal with the likes of Kyurem, Amoonguss, and Celesteela while also benefiting from Landorus-T's Gravity. - Mention Swords Dance

Slush Rush Arctozolt in hail +2 Adamant Arctozolt (sounds and looks better)

Having a powerful STAB such as Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge there are few walls that can switch into Landorus-T without taking major damage, some are Galarian Corsola, Celesteela, and Swampert.

Stone Edge is able to checks Ice- and Flying-type threats like Ninetales-Alola and Thundurus-T. Earthquake is able to checks Arctozolt, Toxapex, and Nidoking. - Which move did you mention first in the set order, Edge should not be mentioned first. "Is able" is landorus "is able" or does it does "check them. Can we change the arctozolt example to something else

- Galarian Corsola isn't written as Corsola-Galar in analyses.

Landorus-Therian appreciates counters against special attackers, Ice-, and Water-types. (this does not feel like a point that should be generalized. Mamoswine and Gastrodon do completely two different things and I'd put them in separate sentences. Mamoswine does this and Gastrodon does this.) This means Pokemon like Mamoswine and Gastrodon pair very nicely with it thanks to Mamoswine's ability Thick Fat checking Kyurem, Alolan Ninetales, and Arctozolt and Gastrodon's high special defense and the ability to absorb water moves with Water Absorb checking Pelliper, Rotom-Wash, and Slowking. Mamoswine checks Ice-types like Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales thanks to Thick Fat. Gastrodon absorbs Water-types from Slowking and Pelipper. Excadrill can switch into Ice-type moves because of its Steel typing and create offensive pressure with Iron Head. (Excadrill does way more than "switch into ice type moves. Gastrodon and Mamoswine already does that so if thats mentioned, that should be mentioned for every other teammate that "switches into ice-types". The reader needs examples all of the time for every type-example you mention. What other matchups are excadrill good in? Is its Steel-typing solely meant to check Ice-types or does it do something else. For this paragraph it should reflect the teammates section (of good mons) in paragraph one, meaning zygarde-10% shouldn't really be mentioned over Garchomp. We are also missing Nidoking for this paragraph as well.) Zygarde-10% is able to check Pokemon like Celesteela, Zapdos, and, Corviknight with Thousand Arrows who otherwise wall Landorus-T effectively.

We are almost there , paragraph 2 was a little off, shouldnt be much or anything left after u implement this GiyuForPresident
Edited, also "Landorus-T's Flying-type allows it to be neutral to Grass-type moves and immune to Ground-type attacks for teammates such as Excadrill and Nidoking" is indicating that since Nidoking is weak to Ground-type attacks, it's able to swap into Landorus-T which is immune. I assume you thought I was saying that Landorus-T is able to switch into opposing Nidokings?
 

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This was more of cleaning up the Analysis GP-wise than anything else, content is fine. Obviously differ to members of the GP team should they disagree with any changes that I've made. I'd also recommend reading over the Spelling and Grammar standards again because I found quite a few things that weren't considered in this analysis, like Rotom-W being called Rotom-Wash and Pokémon not being spelled without the accent.
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[SET]
name: Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Bulk Up Landorus-T is a bulky offensive set making it a great asset to Ground teams as it checks Poison and Steel teams effortlessly, and It's nearly unbreakable by physical attackers once set up. Substitute grants Landorus-T the ability to set up on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss. Gravity allows Landorus-T to threaten Pokemon immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Crobat, and Weezing-Galar. The given EV spread allows for Landorus-T's Substitute to not be broken by Amoonguss' Giga Drain or Foul Play, and it also outspeeds Choice Band Victini at -1 speed , Scizor, and Aegislash. (Run this by GP but my instinct is to tell you to make this two sentences)

Landorus-T's Flying-type typing allows it to be neutral to Grass-type moves and immune to Ground-type attacks for teammates such as Excadrill and Nidoking. (Turn the "," into a ".") In return, Excadrill is an excellent teammate as it threatens Tapu Bulu, Kyurem, and Weavile in when sandstorm is active, which are extremely threatening to Landorus-T and Ground teams as a whole. Nidoking is a special wallbreaker (removed hyphen) that can deal with Skarmory, Tapu Bulu, and Slowbro which are otherwise difficult to handle. Mamoswine can sponge Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales, (AC) thanks to the Thick Fat ability and can remove threats like Hydreigon, Dragapult, and Landorus-T. Gastrodon and Seismitoad provide a Water immunity and can check Rotom-Wash, Pelliper, and Tapu Fini. Hippowdon provides residual damage chip on foes such as Tapu Fini and Amoonguss with Stealth Rock and sand and makes it easier for Landorus-T to break through them. Garchomp is an effective teammate as it can rack up attack setup with Swords Dance and deal with the likes of Kyurem, Amoonguss, and Celesteela while also benefiting from Landorus-T's Gravity.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-Turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Landorus-T is a common staple on Ground teams due to its ability to revenge kill threats like +2 Adamant Arctozolt and Kyurem, (AC) as well as providing the team with great utility moves allowing it to make progress easier for easier progression in the match. Having a powerful STAB such as Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge, (AC) there are few walls that can switch into Landorus-T without taking major damage. (AP) some are Galarian Corsola, Celesteela, and Swampert. (feel like you should mention these when you're talking about teammates that help deal with Landorus-T's weaknesses) Earthquake checks Adamant Alolan Sandslash, Toxapex, and Nidoking. Stone Edge checks Ice- and Flying-type threats like Ninetales-Alola and Thundurus-T. Knock Off cripples common switch-ins such as Galarian Corsola, Slowbro, and Porygon-2. U-Turn allows Landorus-Therian to preserve momentum, allowing it to escape unfavorable matchups from common switch-ins such as Amoonguss, Zarude, and Galarian Weezing. Choice Scarf allows Landorus-T to revenge kill fast offensive Pokemon, notably Victini, Dragapult, and Spectrier.

Mamoswine checks Ice-types that threaten Landorus-T, like Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales thanks to Thick Fat. Gastrodon absorbs Water-type moves from Slowking and Pelipper (While they both use water-type moves, I suggest you list more offensive Water-type move users such as Urshifu-R and Barraskewda since it isn't the end of the world of Landorus-T has to tank a Scald from Slowking). Excadrill can remove Stealth Rock for Landorus-T with Rapid Spin and takes on threats like Tapu Bulu, Zarude, and Keldeo under sand. It can partially deal with Ice-types because of it's Steel-typing and has a resistance to Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks. Nidoking can break physical walls such as Skarmory, Amoonguss, and Ferrothorn which otherwise are hard to remove with Landorus-T. Garchomp can provide exceptional wallbreaking with it's Swords Dance sets against Pokemon like Tapu Fini and Celesteela.

STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Ground
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Fly can be used over Gravity on Bulk Up sets to threaten Grass-Types such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom. Landorus-T has an alternative set with Swords Dance, Earthquake, Gravity, and Superpower that creates offensive pressure faster than Bulk Up sets. Superpower lets Landorus-T threaten Ferrothorn which otherwise can tank Landorus-T's Earthquake and weaken Landorus-T with Leech Seed.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Ground analysis by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Quality checked by: [[Neko, 542526], [roxiee, 481576], [Aqua Jet, 531302]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]

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This was more of cleaning up the Analysis GP-wise than anything else, content is fine. Obviously differ to members of the GP team should they disagree with any changes that I've made. I'd also recommend reading over the Spelling and Grammar standards again because I found quite a few things that weren't considered in this analysis, like Rotom-W being called Rotom-Wash and Pokémon not being spelled without the accent.
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[SET]
name: Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Bulk Up Landorus-T is a bulky offensive set making it a great asset to Ground teams as it checks Poison and Steel teams effortlessly, and It's nearly unbreakable by physical attackers once set up. Substitute grants Landorus-T the ability to set up on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss. Gravity allows Landorus-T to threaten Pokemon immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Crobat, and Weezing-Galar. The given EV spread allows for Landorus-T's Substitute to not be broken by Amoonguss' Giga Drain or Foul Play, and it also outspeeds Choice Band Victini at -1 speed , Scizor, and Aegislash. (Run this by GP but my instinct is to tell you to make this two sentences)

Landorus-T's Flying-type typing allows it to be neutral to Grass-type moves and immune to Ground-type attacks for teammates such as Excadrill and Nidoking. (Turn the "," into a ".") In return, Excadrill is an excellent teammate as it threatens Tapu Bulu, Kyurem, and Weavile in when sandstorm is active, which are extremely threatening to Landorus-T and Ground teams as a whole. Nidoking is a special wallbreaker (removed hyphen) that can deal with Skarmory, Tapu Bulu, and Slowbro which are otherwise difficult to handle. Mamoswine can sponge Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales, (AC) thanks to the Thick Fat ability and can remove threats like Hydreigon, Dragapult, and Landorus-T. Gastrodon and Seismitoad provide a Water immunity and can check Rotom-Wash, Pelliper, and Tapu Fini. Hippowdon provides residual damage chip on foes such as Tapu Fini and Amoonguss with Stealth Rock and sand and makes it easier for Landorus-T to break through them. Garchomp is an effective teammate as it can rack up attack setup with Swords Dance and deal with the likes of Kyurem, Amoonguss, and Celesteela while also benefiting from Landorus-T's Gravity.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-Turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Landorus-T is a common staple on Ground teams due to its ability to revenge kill threats like +2 Adamant Arctozolt and Kyurem, (AC) as well as providing the team with great utility moves allowing it to make progress easier for easier progression in the match. Having a powerful STAB such as Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge, (AC) there are few walls that can switch into Landorus-T without taking major damage. (AP) some are Galarian Corsola, Celesteela, and Swampert. (feel like you should mention these when you're talking about teammates that help deal with Landorus-T's weaknesses) Earthquake checks Adamant Alolan Sandslash, Toxapex, and Nidoking. Stone Edge checks Ice- and Flying-type threats like Ninetales-Alola and Thundurus-T. Knock Off cripples common switch-ins such as Galarian Corsola, Slowbro, and Porygon-2. U-Turn allows Landorus-Therian to preserve momentum, allowing it to escape unfavorable matchups from common switch-ins such as Amoonguss, Zarude, and Galarian Weezing. Choice Scarf allows Landorus-T to revenge kill fast offensive Pokemon, notably Victini, Dragapult, and Spectrier.

Mamoswine checks Ice-types that threaten Landorus-T, like Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales thanks to Thick Fat. Gastrodon absorbs Water-type moves from Slowking and Pelipper (While they both use water-type moves, I suggest you list more offensive Water-type move users such as Urshifu-R and Barraskewda since it isn't the end of the world of Landorus-T has to tank a Scald from Slowking). Excadrill can remove Stealth Rock for Landorus-T with Rapid Spin and takes on threats like Tapu Bulu, Zarude, and Keldeo under sand. It can partially deal with Ice-types because of it's Steel-typing and has a resistance to Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks. Nidoking can break physical walls such as Skarmory, Amoonguss, and Ferrothorn which otherwise are hard to remove with Landorus-T. Garchomp can provide exceptional wallbreaking with it's Swords Dance sets against Pokemon like Tapu Fini and Celesteela.

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

Ground
--------
Fly can be used over Gravity on Bulk Up sets to threaten Grass-Types such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom. Landorus-T has an alternative set with Swords Dance, Earthquake, Gravity, and Superpower that creates offensive pressure faster than Bulk Up sets. Superpower lets Landorus-T threaten Ferrothorn which otherwise can tank Landorus-T's Earthquake and weaken Landorus-T with Leech Seed.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Ground analysis by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Quality checked by: [[Neko, 542526], [roxiee, 481576], [Aqua Jet, 531302]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]

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[SET]
name: Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Bulk Up Landorus-T is a bulky offensive set, (AC) making it a great asset to Ground teams as because it checks Poison and Steel teams effortlessly, and It's it's nearly unbreakable by for physical attackers once set up. Substitute grants Landorus-T the ability to lets Landorus-T set up on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss. Gravity allows Landorus-T to threaten Pokemon (removed bold) immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Crobat, and Weezing-Galar. Galarian Weezing. The given EV spread allows for Landorus-T's Substitute to not be broken by Amoonguss' Landorus-T's Substitute to withstand Amoonguss's Giga Drain or Foul Play, and it also outspeeds Choice Band Victini at -1 speed , post-V-create, Scizor, and Aegislash.

Landorus-T's typing allows it to be neutral to Grass-type moves and immune to Ground-type attacks gives it a Grass neutrality and a Ground immunity for teammates such as Excadrill and Nidoking. (both of these are already neutral to grass: pls add in an example teammate that is weak to grass) In return, Excadrill threatens Tapu Bulu, Kyurem, and Weavile when sandstorm is active, in sand, which are extremely threatening to Landorus-T and Ground teams as a whole. Nidoking is a special wallbreaker that can deal with Skarmory, Tapu Bulu, and Slowbro, (AC) which are otherwise difficult to handle. Mamoswine can sponge Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales, and Ninetales, and it can remove threats like Hydreigon, Dragapult, and Landorus-T. Gastrodon and Seismitoad provide a Water immunity and can check Rotom-W, Pelliper, and Tapu Fini. Hippowdon provides residual damage chip on foes such as Tapu Fini and Amoonguss with Stealth Rock and sand, (AC) and makes it easier for helping Landorus-T to break through them. Garchomp is an effective teammate, (AC) as it can setup set up with Swords Dance and deal with the likes of Kyurem, Amoonguss, and Celesteela while also benefiting from Landorus-T's Gravity.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-Turn U-turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Landorus-T is a common staple sight on Ground teams due to its ability to revenge kill fast offensive threats like +2 Adamant Arctozolt and Kyurem, (removed comma bold) as well as providing the team with great utility moves, (AC) allowing it to make progress easier. Having helping it to make progress. With a powerful STAB such as move in Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge, (removed comma bold) there are few walls that can switch into Landorus-T without taking major damage. Earthquake checks specifically lets Landorus-T check Adamant Alolan Sandslash in hail, (I imagine?) Toxapex, and Nidoking. Stone Edge checks lets it check Ice- and Flying-type threats like Alolan Ninetales and Thundurus-T. Knock Off cripples common switch-ins such as Galarian Corsola, Slowbro, and Porygon-2. U-Turn allows Landorus-Therian U-turn allows Landorus-T to preserve momentum, allowing it to escape unfavorable matchups from common escaping common unfavorable switch-ins such as Amoonguss, Zarude, and Galarian Weezing. Choice Scarf allows Landorus-T to revenge kill fast offensive Pokemon, notably Victini, Dragapult, and Spectrier. (if you want to add example(s) from here to the first sentence, feel free)

Mamoswine checks Ice-types that threaten Landorus-T, like Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales. Gastrodon absorbs Water-type moves from Urshifu-R and Barraskewd. Barraskewda. Excadrill can remove Stealth Rock for Landorus-T with Rapid Spin and takes on threats like Tapu Bulu, Zarude, and Keldeo under sand. It can partially deal with Ice-types because of it's Steel-typing and has a resistance to its Steel typing, and it resists Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks. Nidoking can break through physical walls such as Skarmory, Amoonguss, and Ferrothorn, (AC) which otherwise are hard to remove with Landorus-T. Garchomp can provide exceptional wallbreaking with it's its Swords Dance sets against Pokemon like Tapu Fini and Celesteela.

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

Ground
--------
Fly can be used over Gravity on Bulk Up sets to threaten Grass-Types Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom. Landorus-T has an alternative set with Swords Dance, Earthquake, Gravity, and Superpower that Superpower, which creates offensive pressure faster more quickly than Bulk Up sets. On this set, (if Spower can be used on Bulk Up too, say that directly) Superpower lets Landorus-T threaten Ferrothorn, (AC) which otherwise can tank Landorus-T's Earthquake and weaken Landorus-T with Leech Seed.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Ground analysis by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Quality checked by: [[Neko, 542526], [roxiee, 481576], [Aqua Jet, 531302]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429], [<username2>, <userid2>]]

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[SET]
name: Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Bulk Up Landorus-T is a bulky offensive set, (AC) making it a great asset to Ground teams as because it checks Poison and Steel teams effortlessly, and It's it's nearly unbreakable by for physical attackers once set up. Substitute grants Landorus-T the ability to lets Landorus-T set up on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss. Gravity allows Landorus-T to threaten Pokemon (removed bold) immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Crobat, and Weezing-Galar. Galarian Weezing. The given EV spread allows for Landorus-T's Substitute to not be broken by Amoonguss' Landorus-T's Substitute to withstand Amoonguss's Giga Drain or Foul Play, and it also outspeeds Choice Band Victini at -1 speed , post-V-create, Scizor, and Aegislash.

Landorus-T's typing allows it to be neutral to Grass-type moves and immune to Ground-type attacks gives it a Grass neutrality and a Ground immunity for teammates such as Excadrill and Nidoking. (both of these are already neutral to grass: pls add in an example teammate that is weak to grass) In return, Excadrill threatens Tapu Bulu, Kyurem, and Weavile when sandstorm is active, in sand, which are extremely threatening to Landorus-T and Ground teams as a whole. Nidoking is a special wallbreaker that can deal with Skarmory, Tapu Bulu, and Slowbro, (AC) which are otherwise difficult to handle. Mamoswine can sponge Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales, and Ninetales, and it can remove threats like Hydreigon, Dragapult, and Landorus-T. Gastrodon and Seismitoad provide a Water immunity and can check Rotom-W, Pelliper, and Tapu Fini. Hippowdon provides residual damage chip on foes such as Tapu Fini and Amoonguss with Stealth Rock and sand, (AC) and makes it easier for helping Landorus-T to break through them. Garchomp is an effective teammate, (AC) as it can setup set up with Swords Dance and deal with the likes of Kyurem, Amoonguss, and Celesteela while also benefiting from Landorus-T's Gravity.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-Turn U-turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Landorus-T is a common staple sight on Ground teams due to its ability to revenge kill fast offensive threats like +2 Adamant Arctozolt and Kyurem, (removed comma bold) as well as providing the team with great utility moves, (AC) allowing it to make progress easier. Having helping it to make progress. With a powerful STAB such as move in Earthquake and also coverage from Stone Edge, (removed comma bold) there are few walls that can switch into Landorus-T without taking major damage. Earthquake checks specifically lets Landorus-T check Adamant Alolan Sandslash in hail, (I imagine?) Toxapex, and Nidoking. Stone Edge checks lets it check Ice- and Flying-type threats like Alolan Ninetales and Thundurus-T. Knock Off cripples common switch-ins such as Galarian Corsola, Slowbro, and Porygon-2. U-Turn allows Landorus-Therian U-turn allows Landorus-T to preserve momentum, allowing it to escape unfavorable matchups from common escaping common unfavorable switch-ins such as Amoonguss, Zarude, and Galarian Weezing. Choice Scarf allows Landorus-T to revenge kill fast offensive Pokemon, notably Victini, Dragapult, and Spectrier. (if you want to add example(s) from here to the first sentence, feel free)

Mamoswine checks Ice-types that threaten Landorus-T, like Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales. Gastrodon absorbs Water-type moves from Urshifu-R and Barraskewd. Barraskewda. Excadrill can remove Stealth Rock for Landorus-T with Rapid Spin and takes on threats like Tapu Bulu, Zarude, and Keldeo under sand. It can partially deal with Ice-types because of it's Steel-typing and has a resistance to its Steel typing, and it resists Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks. Nidoking can break through physical walls such as Skarmory, Amoonguss, and Ferrothorn, (AC) which otherwise are hard to remove with Landorus-T. Garchomp can provide exceptional wallbreaking with it's its Swords Dance sets against Pokemon like Tapu Fini and Celesteela.

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

Ground
--------
Fly can be used over Gravity on Bulk Up sets to threaten Grass-Types Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom. Landorus-T has an alternative set with Swords Dance, Earthquake, Gravity, and Superpower that Superpower, which creates offensive pressure faster more quickly than Bulk Up sets. On this set, (if Spower can be used on Bulk Up too, say that directly) Superpower lets Landorus-T threaten Ferrothorn, (AC) which otherwise can tank Landorus-T's Earthquake and weaken Landorus-T with Leech Seed.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Ground analysis by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Quality checked by: [[Neko, 542526], [roxiee, 481576], [Aqua Jet, 531302]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429], [<username2>, <userid2>]]

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[SET]
name: Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Bulk Up Landorus-T is a bulky offensive set, making it a great asset to Ground teams because it checks Poison and Steel teams effortlessly, and it's nearly unbreakable for physical attackers once set up. Substitu Substitute lets Landorus-T set up on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss. Gravity allows Landorus-T to threaten Pokemon immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Crobat, and Galarian Weezing. The given EV spread allows Landorus-T's Substitute to withstand Amoonguss's Giga Drain or Foul Play, and it also outspeeds Play and outspeed Choice Band Victini post-V-create, Scizor, and Aegislash.

Landorus-T's typing gives it a Grass neutrality and a Ground immunity, which helps it cover for teammates such as Gastrodon, Excadrill, and Nidoking. In return, Excadrill threatens Tapu Bulu, Kyurem, and Weavile in sand, which are extremely threatening to Landorus-T and Ground teams as a whole. Nidoking is a special wallbreaker that can deal with Skarmory, Tapu Bulu, and Slowbro, which are otherwise difficult to handle. Mamoswine can sponge Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales, and it can remove threats like Hydreigon, Dragapult, and Landorus-T. Gastrodon and Seismitoad provide a Water immunity and can check Rotom-W, Pelliper, and Tapu Fini. Hippowdon provides residual damage on foes such as Tapu Fini and Amoonguss with Stealth Rock and sand, helping Landorus-T to break through them. Garchomp is an effective teammate, as it can set up with Swords Dance and deal with the likes of Kyurem, Amoonguss, and Celesteela while also benefiting from Landorus-T's Gravity.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Landorus-T is a common sight on Ground teams to revenge kill fast offensive threats like +2 Adamant Arctozolt and Kyurem, as well as providing the team with great utility moves, helping it to that help make progress. With a powerful STAB move in Earthquake and coverage from Stone Edge, there are few walls that can switch into Landorus-T without taking major damage. Earthquake specifically lets Landorus-T check Adamant Alolan Sandslash in hail, Toxapex, and Nidoking. Stone Edge lets it check Ice- and Flying-type threats like Alolan Ninetales and Thundurus-T. Knock Off cripples common switch-ins such as Galarian Corsola, Slowbro, and Porygon-2. U-turn allows Landorus-T to preserve momentum, escaping common unfavorable switch-ins such as Amoonguss, Zarude, and Galarian Weezing.

Mamoswine checks Ice-types that threaten Landorus-T, like Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales. Gastrodon absorbs Water-type moves from Urshifu-R and Barraskewda. Excadrill can remove Stealth Rock for Landorus-T with Rapid Spin and takes on threats like Tapu Bulu, Zarude, and Keldeo under sand. It can partially deal with Ice-types because of its Steel typing, and it resists Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks. Nidoking can break through physical walls such as Skarmory, Amoonguss, and Ferrothorn, which are hard to remove with Landorus-T. Garchomp can provide exceptional wallbreaking with its Swords Dance sets against Pokemon like Tapu Fini and Celesteela.

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

Ground
--------
Fly can be used over Gravity on Bulk Up sets to threaten Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom. Superpower can be used in this slot as well to hit Ferrothorn, althought although missing out on Flying-type coverage can be counterproductive depending on the matchup. Landorus-T has an alternative set with Landorus-T can run a more offensive set with Swords Dance, Earthquake, Gravity, and Superpower, which creates offensive pressure more quickly than Bulk Up sets. Superpower lets Landorus-T threaten Ferrothorn, which otherwise can tank Earthquake and weaken Landorus-T with Leech Seed. moved up with your other Superpower reference

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Ground analysis by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Quality checked by: [[Neko, 542526], [roxiee, 481576], [Aqua Jet, 531302]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429], [UT, 523866]]

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Giyu

formerly GiyuForPresident
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[SET]
name: Substitute + Bulk Up (Ground)
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Gravity
item: Leftovers
ability: Intimidate
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 148 Def / 60 SpD / 48 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Bulk Up Landorus-T is a bulky offensive set, making it a great asset to Ground teams because it checks Poison and Steel teams effortlessly, and it's nearly unbreakable for physical attackers once set up. Substitu Substitute lets Landorus-T set up on passive Pokemon such as Ferrothorn and Amoonguss. Gravity allows Landorus-T to threaten Pokemon immune to Earthquake such as Celesteela, Crobat, and Galarian Weezing. The given EV spread allows Landorus-T's Substitute to withstand Amoonguss's Giga Drain or Foul Play, and it also outspeeds Play and outspeed Choice Band Victini post-V-create, Scizor, and Aegislash.

Landorus-T's typing gives it a Grass neutrality and a Ground immunity, which helps it cover for teammates such as Gastrodon, Excadrill, and Nidoking. In return, Excadrill threatens Tapu Bulu, Kyurem, and Weavile in sand, which are extremely threatening to Landorus-T and Ground teams as a whole. Nidoking is a special wallbreaker that can deal with Skarmory, Tapu Bulu, and Slowbro, which are otherwise difficult to handle. Mamoswine can sponge Ice-type moves from Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales, and it can remove threats like Hydreigon, Dragapult, and Landorus-T. Gastrodon and Seismitoad provide a Water immunity and can check Rotom-W, Pelliper, and Tapu Fini. Hippowdon provides residual damage on foes such as Tapu Fini and Amoonguss with Stealth Rock and sand, helping Landorus-T to break through them. Garchomp is an effective teammate, as it can set up with Swords Dance and deal with the likes of Kyurem, Amoonguss, and Celesteela while also benefiting from Landorus-T's Gravity.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Ground)
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: U-turn
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Landorus-T is a common sight on Ground teams to revenge kill fast offensive threats like +2 Adamant Arctozolt and Kyurem, as well as providing the team with great utility moves, helping it to that help make progress. With a powerful STAB move in Earthquake and coverage from Stone Edge, there are few walls that can switch into Landorus-T without taking major damage. Earthquake specifically lets Landorus-T check Adamant Alolan Sandslash in hail, Toxapex, and Nidoking. Stone Edge lets it check Ice- and Flying-type threats like Alolan Ninetales and Thundurus-T. Knock Off cripples common switch-ins such as Galarian Corsola, Slowbro, and Porygon-2. U-turn allows Landorus-T to preserve momentum, escaping common unfavorable switch-ins such as Amoonguss, Zarude, and Galarian Weezing.

Mamoswine checks Ice-types that threaten Landorus-T, like Kyurem and Alolan Ninetales. Gastrodon absorbs Water-type moves from Urshifu-R and Barraskewda. Excadrill can remove Stealth Rock for Landorus-T with Rapid Spin and takes on threats like Tapu Bulu, Zarude, and Keldeo under sand. It can partially deal with Ice-types because of its Steel typing, and it resists Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks. Nidoking can break through physical walls such as Skarmory, Amoonguss, and Ferrothorn, which are hard to remove with Landorus-T. Garchomp can provide exceptional wallbreaking with its Swords Dance sets against Pokemon like Tapu Fini and Celesteela.

STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Ground
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Fly can be used over Gravity on Bulk Up sets to threaten Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Rillaboom. Superpower can be used in this slot as well to hit Ferrothorn, althought although missing out on Flying-type coverage can be counterproductive depending on the matchup. Landorus-T has an alternative set with Landorus-T can run a more offensive set with Swords Dance, Earthquake, Gravity, and Superpower, which creates offensive pressure more quickly than Bulk Up sets. Superpower lets Landorus-T threaten Ferrothorn, which otherwise can tank Earthquake and weaken Landorus-T with Leech Seed. moved up with your other Superpower reference

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Ground analysis by: [[GiyuForPresident, 574288]]
- Quality checked by: [[Neko, 542526], [roxiee, 481576], [Aqua Jet, 531302]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429], [UT, 523866]]

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