Leavanny

Twix

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[OVERVIEW]

While Leavanny faces competition from Kricketune, which has access to Taunt and Endeavor, Leavanny's access to Magic Coat, Grass-type STAB moves, and better Speed make it arguably the better Sticky Web setter. While Kricketune can do well against stall, using Knock Off and Endeavor to remove items and severely weaken foes, Leavanny can Knock Off items as well and can bounce back a status move or entry hazard with Magic Coat. Leavanny's solid Speed allows it to outpace most leads in the tier bar Accelgor and Archeops, as well as allowing it to outpace many entry hazard removers, such as Kabutops, Shiftry, defensive Flygon, Hitmonlee, and Hitmontop. A downside to using Leavanny is that Sticky Web isn't very effective in the tier.

[SET]
name: Sticky Web Support
move 1: Sticky Web
move 2: Magic Coat / Electroweb
move 3: Leaf Storm
move 4: Knock Off
item: Focus Sash
ability: Chlorophyll
nature: Naive
evs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Sticky Web lowers the Speed of grounded foes and is the only reason to use Leavanny. Magic Coat can be used to bounce back Taunt and opposing entry hazards. Electroweb can be used to lower the Speed of setup sweepers, such as Dragon Dance Scrafty, to prevent them from setting up on Leavanny and sweeping its team. Leaf Storm can take on leads such as Seismitoad, Rhyperior, and Omastar. Knock Off can allow Leavanny to take on Ghost- and Psychic-types such as Mismagius, Gourgeist-XL, Xatu, Sigilyph, and Delphox, as well as remove foes' items, and it can also give Leavanny a better matchup against defensive teams.

Set Details
========

Maximum Speed and Special Attack EVs allow Leavanny to be as fast as it can be while hitting as hard as it can with Leaf Storm. A Naive nature allows Leavanny to preserve its Attack so that it can hit as hard as it can with Knock Off. A Focus Sash allows Leavanny to survive a single hit and almost guarantee that it will get Sticky Web up against the opposing team. Chlorophyll only comes into play against uncommon sun teams, although it's Leavanny's best option if it isn't using a Bug-type move.

Usage Tips
========

If you predict the foe to use an entry hazard or status move, use Magic Coat. Sticky Web is Leavanny's main priority and should be used first unless an opportunity to use Magic Coat or an attacking move is present. Leavanny should be the lead for any team it is on so it can get Sticky Web up early-game to cripple the opposing team. Leavanny should be wary of a Pokemon with Magic Coat or Magic Bounce, such as Xatu, which can bounce back its Sticky Web and cripple your team instead.

Team Options
========

Braviary can be an effective teammate for Leavanny, as it deters the use of Defog. Braviary can also become a cleaner if a foe uses Defog against it. Ghost-type Pokemon, such as Mismagius, Jellicent, Spiritomb, and Mega Banette, can block Rapid Spin in order to keep Sticky Web up. Attackers with mediocre Speed, such as Emboar, Exploud, Tyrantrum, Medicham, and Mega Banette, appreciate Sticky Web to allow them to outpace Pokemon that they normally wouldn't. Rock-types such as Tyrantrum and Kabutops, Electric-types such as Rotom-C and Eelektross, and Ice-types such as Mega Glalie and Sneasel can take on Flying-types, which avoid Sticky Web's effects. Sneasel can also take on most Pokemon with Levitate, such as Flygon, Mespirit, Uxie, Misdreavus, and Bronzong.

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

X-Scissor can deal some damage against Psychic- and Dark-type leads such as Uxie and Liepard, Pokemon that resist Leaf Storm, and Grass-types such as Shiftry. Bug Buzz can be used to take on Pokemon such as Tangrowth and Uxie better. If Bug Buzz or X-Scissor is selected, Leavanny's ability should be Swarm. Leaf Blade can be used, making Leavanny purely a physical attacker; however, Leaf Storm is much more effective, can OHKO Rhyperior, and doesn't hinder Leavanny with its Special Attack drop because Leavanny is a suicide lead. Leavanny could fill the role of a sun sweeper with Swords Dance, but it is outclassed by Shiftry in this role.

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

**Entry Hazard Removal**: Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Flygon, Skuntank, Togetic, Golbat, Hitmontop, and Hitmonlee can remove Leavanny's Sticky Web, although they can be taken on by its teammates.

**Flygon**: Flygon is able to remove Leavanny's entry hazards with Defog and does not take much damage from any of its attacking moves.

**Offensive Presence**: Flying-type Pokemon such as Braviary and Fletchinder aren't affected by Sticky Web, and they can threaten Leavanny with their Flying-type moves, while Fire-types, such as Mega Camerupt, Delphox, Houndoom, and Emboar, wall Leavanny and can force it to switch out with the threat of their Fire-type STAB moves. In addition, Mega Steelix, Escavalier, Durant, and other Steel-type Pokemon wall Leavanny and can use it to set up entry hazards or boosting moves, while Rock-types such as Tyrantrum, Omastar, Rhyperior, Crustle, and Archeops can threaten Leavanny with their Rock-type STAB moves, but they have to watch out for Leaf Storm. Archeops is the only Rock-type capable of outpacing Leavanny without a boost, although Choice Scarf Tyrantrum can outpace Leavanny as well, while Rhyperior and Crustle can take it out with Rock Blast.
 
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Not QC but
In overview i think you should mention how Leavanny faces competition from Kricketune who has access to Taunt to prevent 50-50s with other leads as well as Endeavour.

I'm not really sure if i would consider Dugtrio or Mega Glalie as a lead but its up to you

In OO, mention how Leaf Blade fails to OHKO Rhyperior unlike Leaf Storm but allows Leavanny to potentially 1 v 1 Jellicent with 50-50s of Magic Coat and Leaf Blade.

Maybe Knock Off there too? Allows you to remove Eviolite from Togetic and potential Choice Scarf from other pokemon which can be crucial for the team

In C&C, add in Steel-types as they're one of the best counters to Leavanny. Stuff like Cobalion, Durant, Registeel, (not that common tho)and Escavalier use Leavanny as setup fodder while Mega Steelix can heavily damage it.

For Fire-types, i don't really think Houndoom walls Leavanny when X-Scissor 2HKOes it

For Rock-types, mention how though Rhyperior and Crustle do not like taking a Leaf Storm, it can OHKO it even through a sash with a good amount of hits with Rock Blast.
 

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i'll echo most of what kal said, given it's all rather pertinent. honestly, the only 'lead' out of those mentioned is gonna be archeops, since sash dugtrio shouldn't be a thing is this tier and the others are merely "pokemon that note a probable leavanny lead and look to limit it to 1 turn", which is different to the point of being something to actively distinguish. when contrasting leavanny and kricketune, it's important to note that kricketune retains at least moderate application in more defensive match-ups, being able to knock off as well as annoy things a bit better via taunt + endeavor cheese, whereas leavanny /maybe/ has the ability to surprise a guy w/the magic coat to grab a spike or something (and that shouldn't assumed, given it's a main set option). this is significant b/c webs users are oftentimes restricted in their application in defensive match-ups, which is a point i'd like to see highlighted.

as for moveset, i honestly don't consider x-scissor to be relevant at this point, given how narrow defog shiftry's usefulness is in tandem w/how much less significant chipping into psychics has become of late. what i might give consideration to, and this is something other qc can weigh in on, is to make the last slot (electro web / knock off), and just slap on chloropyll for ability. an issue i might acknowledge w/typical kricketune builds is that certain faster-end boosters can simply go in t1, avoid endeavor through some means or another, and clean from there due to the fact that kricketune is somewhat restricted in its ability to handle faster boosters. electroweb is a move that allows leavanny to further distinguish itself here, both stunting the speeds of such pokemon to the point where conventional webs 'mons can outpace and rk handily (things like durant, virizion, sneasel, etc. will all be slower than your conventional nukes at -1, scrafty can't just dd twice and go in, etc.), in addition to substantiating it's match-up w/archeops (since mc deters taunt, it can just go for electroweb t1, then ko at worst, get webs up at best). knock off is more a vanilla "gives it some value v.fatter balance / stall b.c otherwise its dead weight", but it's ok if you're packing something like a sash sigilyph to suppress offensive counterplay.

i'll look this over and /ideally/ stamp soon haha
 

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Give a big mention to Flygon in entry hazards remover.

Merge all the other categories into something along the lines of "offensive presence" because I mean really Leavanny's gonna die to any two hits from any offensive Pokemon.

In the set itself, you forgot to put "252 Spe"

I also don't like the couple points in overview talking about how it's outclassed and weak to stuff etc, Leavanny is meant to set up sticky web (with the only other setter being Kricketune) and die, that's it, shouldn't be sweeping etc, so you could probably do with removing them.

QC approved 1/3 Twix
 

atomicllamas

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Maybe mention that webs aren't that good right now in RU in the overview, looks fine though

In set details, the naive nature is for Knock off not X-Scissor

QC Approved 3/3
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Leavanny's access to Sticky Web and Magic Coat makes it arguably the best setter of the Sticky Web, although it faces competition from Kricketune which has access to Taunt and Endeavor, while Leavanny has access to Magic Coat, Grass-type STABs and better Speed. (This opening needs a major overhaul; try While Leavanny faces competition from Kricketune, which has access to Taunt and Endeavor, Leavanny's access to Magic Coat, Grass-type STAB moves, and better Speed make it arguably the better Sticky Web setter.) Kricketune can do well against stall, using both Knock Off and Endeavor to remove items and severely weaken them severely foes, while Leavanny can Knock Off items as well, (RC) and can bounce back a status move or entry hazard with Magic Coat. Leavanny's Speed stat allows it to outpace most leads in the tier, (RC) bar Accelgor and Archeops, as well as allowing it to outpace many entry hazard removers, such as Kabutops, Shiftry, defensive Flygon, Hitmonlee, and Hitmontop. A downside to using Leavanny is that Sticky Web isn't very effective in the tier's current state. (Try not to mention metagame trends)

[SET]
name: Sticky Web Support
move 1: Sticky Web
move 2: Magic Coat / Electroweb
move 3: Leaf Storm
move 4: Knock Off
item: Focus Sash
ability: Chlorophyll
nature: Naive
evs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Sticky Web is an entry hazard which lowers the Speed of grounded foes, and the move is the only reason to use Leavanny. Magic Coat can be used to bounce back Taunt and opposing entry hazards. Electroweb can be used to lower the Speed of setup Sweepers sweepers, such as Dragon Dance Scrafty, to prevent them from setting up on Leafeon Leavanny and sweeping its team. Leaf Storm can take on leads such as Seismitoad, Rhyperior, and Omastar. Knock Off can allow Leavanny to take on Ghost- and Psychic-types such as Mismagius, Gourgeist-XL, Xatu, Sigilyph, and Delphox, as well as remove foes' items, and it can also give Leavanny value a better matchup against defensive based teams.

Set Details
========

Maximum Speed and Special Attack EVs allow Leavanny to be as fast as it can be, (RC) while hitting as hard as it can with Leaf Storm. A Naive nature allows Leavanny to preserve its Physical attack Attack so that it can hit as best hard as it can with Knock Off. A Focus Sash allows Leavanny to live survive a single hit, (RC) and almost guarantee that it will get Sticky Web up against an the opposing team. Chlorophyll is an ability which only comes into play against uncommon sun teams, although it's Leavanny's best option if it isn't using a Bug-type move.

Usage Tips
========

If you predict a the foe to use an entry hazard or status move, use Magic Coat. Sticky Web is Leavanny's main priority, (RC) and should be used first, (RC) unless an opportunity to use Magic Coat or an attacking move is present. Leavanny should be the lead for any team it is on, (RC) so it can get Sticky Web up early-game to affect cripple the opposing team. Leavanny should be wary of a Pokemon with Magic Coat or Magic Bounce, such as Xatu, as they can bounce back its hazard Sticky Web and cripple your team instead.

Team Options
========

Braviary can be an efficient teammate for Leavanny, (AC) as it deters the use of Defog. Braviary can also become a cleaner if a foe uses Defog against it, which would further assist its team. Ghost-type Pokemon, such as Mismagius, Jellicent, Spiritomb, and Mega Banette, (AC) can block Rapid Spin coming from a foe, and in order to keep Sticky Web up. Attackers with Mediocre mediocre Speed, such as Emboar, Exploud, Tyrantrum, Medicham, and Mega Banette, appreciate Sticky Web to allow them to outpace Pokemon that they normally wouldn't. Rock-types such as Tyrantrum and Kabutops, Electric-types such as Rotom-C and Eelektross, and Ice-types such as Mega Glalie and Sneasel can take on Flying-types, (AC) which avoid Sticky Web's affects effects. Sneasel can also take on most Pokemon with Levitate, (AC) such as Flygon, Mespirit, Uxie, Misdreavus, and Bronzong.

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

X-Scissor can get deal some damage off on against Psychic- and Dark-type leads such as Uxie or and Liepard, or Pokemon which that resist Leaf Storm, as well as and Grass-types such as Shiftry. Bug Buzz can be used to help take on Pokemon such as Tangrowth and Uxie better. If Bug Buzz or X-Scissor are selected, Leavanny's ability should be Swarm. Leaf Blade can be used, making Leavanny purely a physical attacker; however, Leaf Storm is much more effective, can OHKO Rhyperior, and the Special Attack drop from it doesn't affect Leavanny as because it's a suicide lead. Leavanny could fill the role of a Sun Sweeper sun sweeper with Swords Dance, but it is outclassed by Shiftry in this role.

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

**Entry Hazard Removal**: Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Flygon, Skuntank, Togetic, Golbat, Hitmontop, and Hitmonlee can remove Leavanny's Sticky Web, although they can be taken on by its teammates.

**Flygon**: Flygon is able to remove Leavanny's entry hazards with Defog, as well as not taking and does not take much damage from any of its attacking moves.

**Offensive Presence**: Flying-type Pokemon such as Braviary, (RC) and Fletchinder aren't affected by Sticky Web, and can they can threaten Leavanny with their Flying-type moves, while Fire-types, such as Mega Camerupt, Delphox, Houndoom, and Emboar, (AC) wall Leavanny, (RC) and can force it to switch out with the threat of their Fire-type STABs moves. In addition, Mega Steelix, Escavalier, Durant, and other Steel-type Pokemon wall Leavanny and can use it to set up entry hazards or boosts boosting moves, while Rock-types, (RC) such as Tyrantrum, Omastar, Rhyperior, Crustle, and Archeops can threaten Leavanny with their Rock-type STABs moves, but they have to watch out for Leaf Storm. Archeops is the only Rock-type capable of outpacing Leavanny without a boost, although Tyrantrum with a Choice Scarf Tyrantrum can outpace Leavanny as well, while Rhyperior and Crustle can take it out with Rock Blast.

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[OVERVIEW]
While Leavanny faces competition from Kricketune, which has access to Taunt and Endeavor, Leavanny's access to Magic Coat, Grass-type STAB moves, and better Speed make it arguably the better Sticky Web setter. While Kricketune can do well against stall, using both Knock Off and Endeavor to remove items and severely weaken foes, while Leavanny can Knock Off items as well and can bounce back a status move or entry hazard with Magic Coat. Leavanny's (adjective? "good" or "high" maybe) Speed stat allows it to outpace most leads in the tier bar Accelgor and Archeops, as well as allowing it to outpace many entry hazard removers, such as Kabutops, Shiftry, defensive Flygon, Hitmonlee, and Hitmontop. A downside to using Leavanny is that Sticky Web isn't very effective in the tier.

[SET]
name: Sticky Web Support
move 1: Sticky Web
move 2: Magic Coat / Electroweb
move 3: Leaf Storm
move 4: Knock Off
item: Focus Sash
ability: Chlorophyll
nature: Naive
evs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Sticky Web lowers the Speed of grounded foes
, and the move and is the only reason to use Leavanny. Magic Coat can be used to bounce back Taunt and opposing entry hazards. Electroweb can be used to lower the Speed of setup sweepers, such as Dragon Dance Scrafty, to prevent them from setting up on Leavanny and sweeping its team. Leaf Storm can take on leads such as Seismitoad, Rhyperior, and Omastar. Knock Off can allow Leavanny to take on Ghost- and Psychic-types such as Mismagius, Gourgeist-XL, Xatu, Sigilyph, and Delphox, as well as remove foes' items, and it can also give Leavanny a better matchup against defensive teams.

Set Details
========

Maximum Speed and Special Attack EVs allow Leavanny to be as fast as it can be while hitting as hard as it can with Leaf Storm. A Naive nature allows Leavanny to preserve its Attack so that it can hit as hard as it can with Knock Off. A Focus Sash allows Leavanny to survive a single hit and almost guarantee that it will get Sticky Web up against the opposing team. Chlorophyll only comes into play against uncommon sun teams, although it's Leavanny's best option if it isn't using a Bug-type move.

Usage Tips
========

If you predict the foe to use an entry hazard or status move, use Magic Coat. Sticky Web is Leavanny's main priority and should be used first unless an opportunity to use Magic Coat or an attacking move is present. Leavanny should be the lead for any team it is on so it can get Sticky Web up early-game to cripple the opposing team. Leavanny should be wary of a Pokemon with Magic Coat or Magic Bounce, such as Xatu,
as they which can bounce back its Sticky Web and cripple your team instead.

Team Options
========

Braviary can be an efficient
(maybe "effective") teammate for Leavanny, as it deters the use of Defog. Braviary can also become a cleaner if a foe uses Defog against it. Ghost-type Pokemon, such as Mismagius, Jellicent, Spiritomb, and Mega Banette, can block Rapid Spin in order to keep Sticky Web up. Attackers with mediocre Speed, such as Emboar, Exploud, Tyrantrum, Medicham, and Mega Banette, appreciate Sticky Web to allow them to outpace Pokemon that they normally wouldn't. Rock-types such as Tyrantrum and Kabutops, Electric-types such as Rotom-C and Eelektross, and Ice-types such as Mega Glalie and Sneasel can take on Flying-types, which avoid Sticky Web's effects. Sneasel can also take on most Pokemon with Levitate, such as Flygon, Mespirit, Uxie, Misdreavus, and Bronzong.

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

X-Scissor can deal some damage against Psychic- and Dark-type leads such as Uxie and Liepard, Pokemon that resist Leaf Storm, and Grass-types such as Shiftry. Bug Buzz can be used to take on Pokemon such as Tangrowth and Uxie better. If Bug Buzz or X-Scissor
are is selected, Leavanny's ability should be Swarm. Leaf Blade can be used, making Leavanny purely a physical attacker; however, Leaf Storm is much more effective, can OHKO Rhyperior, and doesn't hinder Leavanny with its Special Attack drop because Leavanny is and the Special Attack drop from it doesn't affect Leavanny because it's a suicide lead. (this was not parallel before. I love explaining parallelism so I'll leave a brief explanation below for funs) Leavanny could fill the role of a sun sweeper with Swords Dance, but it is outclassed by Shiftry in this role.

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

**Entry Hazard Removal**: Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Flygon, Skuntank, Togetic, Golbat, Hitmontop, and Hitmonlee can remove Leavanny's Sticky Web, although they can be taken on by its teammates.

**Flygon**: Flygon is able to remove Leavanny's entry hazards with Defog and does not take much damage from any of its attacking moves.

**Offensive Presence**: Flying-type Pokemon such as Braviary and Fletchinder aren't affected by Sticky Web, and they can threaten Leavanny with their Flying-type moves, while Fire-types, such as Mega Camerupt, Delphox, Houndoom, and Emboar, wall Leavanny and can force it to switch out with the threat of their Fire-type STAB moves. In addition, Mega Steelix, Escavalier, Durant, and other Steel-type Pokemon wall Leavanny and can use it to set up entry hazards or boosting moves, while Rock-types such as Tyrantrum, Omastar, Rhyperior, Crustle, and Archeops can threaten Leavanny with their Rock-type STAB moves, but they have to watch out for Leaf Storm. Archeops is the only Rock-type capable of outpacing Leavanny without a boost, although Choice Scarf Tyrantrum can outpace Leavanny as well, while Rhyperior and Crustle can take it out with Rock Blast.

A parallel sentence:
They sang karaoke, ate cake, and watched old videos.
1. They sang karaoke.
2. They ate cake.
3. They watched old videos.

Original sentence:
However, Leaf Storm is much more effective, can OHKO Rhyperior, and the Special Attack drop from it doesn't affect Leavanny because it's a suicide lead.
1. However, Leaf Storm is much more effective.
2. However, Leaf Storm can OHKO Rhyperior.
3. However, Leaf Storm the Special Attack drop from it doesn't affect Leavanny because it's a suicide lead.
Not grammatical and therefore has to be changed.
 
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