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[SET]
name: Sun Setter
move 1: Sunny Day
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Encore
item: Heat Rock
ability: Prankster
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
The combination of Prankster and Sunny Day lets Liepard act as an excellent mid-game sun setter. U-turn lets it pivot into a teammate that benefits from sun such as Shiftry and Ivysaur. Knock Off helps Liepard further support its teammates by removing Heavy-Duty Boots from Articuno and Centiskorch. Encore locks foes such as Silvally-Ground and Uxie into unfavorable moves like Swords Dance and Stealth Rock, giving Liepard free turns to set up sun and pivot with U-turn. Heat Rock is necessary to provide as many sun turns as possible to Liepard's partners.

Liepard is a must-have on sun teams and is appreciated by sun sweepers such as Shiftry, Ivysaur, and Rapidash. Uxie's sun setter set also fits well on sun teams for its capacity to reliably set Stealth Rock and sun for its team. Furthermore, a third sun setter such as Exeggutor provides more possibilities to set up sun.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Dark Pulse
move 3: Copycat
move 4: Encore
item: Heavy-Duty Boots / Black Glasses
ability: Prankster
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its high Speed tier and access to Nasty Plot and a pseudo-priority move in Prankster Copycat, Liepard separates itself from other Nasty Plot sweepers such as Skuntank and Alolan Persian. Copycat is mainly used to call Dark Pulse and prevent faster foes like Cinccino, Choice Scarf Rotom, and Basculin from revenge killing a Nasty Plot-(AH)boosted Liepard. Encore provides Liepard setup opportunities by locking foes such as Piloswine and Articuno into undesirable moves. Heavy-Duty Boots are preferred on VoltTurn teams to help Liepard avoid entry hazards and potentially pivot. Black Glasses are an alternative that makes up for Liepard's average Special Attack, making it require less chip damage to clean.

VoltTurn support from pivots such as Uxie, Articuno, and Rotom helps Liepard come on the field in spite of its lackluster bulk. Special wallbreakers such as Ninetales, Rotom, and Basculin can soften opposing special walls in order to let Liepard clean late game. Checks to Fighting-types such as Uxie, Qwilfish, and Rotom-S take on Sawk and Gurdurr, which force Liepard out. Likewise, checks to Fairy-types like Klinklang, Garbodor, and Centiskorch are great partners that handle Alcremie and Clefairy. Checks to Dark-types such as Alcremie, Gurdurr, and Sawk are also appreciated, as Silvally-Dark and Skuntank can take on Liepard. Kangaskhan is a threat because of Fake Out outprioritizing Copycat, letting it easily revenge kill a weakened Liepard; therefore, checks like Uxie, Tangela, and Cofagrigus are appreciated.

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

Liepard has other useful support options like Taunt and Thunder Wave; however, it lacks room for them. Liepard can run a Choice Band set that makes use of its great Speed tier and access to Gunk Shot to nail Fairy-types like Clefairy and Alcremie. However, it is rather weak, lacks the utility of the other sets, and competes with other Dark-type wallbreakers such as Thievul, Silvally-Dark, and Shiftry.

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

**Fighting- and Fairy-types**: Sawk, Poliwrath, and Alcremie take little from Liepard's moves and OHKO it back with their STAB moves. Gurdurr easily tanks Dark Pulse and OHKOes Liepard after slight chip damage.

**Special Walls**: Nasty Plot sets need several boosts to break through special walls such as Audino, Articuno, and Wishiwashi, which can stall Liepard with Toxic or outright 2HKO it with their attacks.

**Dark-types**: Dark-types like Shiftry, Silvally-Dark, and Skuntank are immune to Prankster, resist Liepard's STAB moves, and defeat it with their secondary STAB or coverage moves. However, they have to watch out for U-turn.

**Strong Attackers**: Because of its poor bulk, Liepard gets OHKOed by strong attackers like Centiskorch, Silvally-Ground, and Basculin. Liepard is forced out by them unless it manages to lock them into unfavorable moves with Encore.

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[SET]
name: Weather Setter
move 1: Rain Dance / Sunny Day
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Encore
item: Damp Rock / Heat Rock
ability: Prankster
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
The combination of Prankster and weather inducing moves lets Liepard act as an excellent mid-game weather setter. U-turn lets it pivot out to a teammate that benefits from the weather. Encore locks foes in an unfavorable move such as Silvally-Ground into Swords Dance or Uxie into Stealth Rock, giving it free turns to setup the weather and pivot out with U-turn. Damp Rock and Heat Rock are the privileged items necessary to provide as many weather turns as possible to Liepard's partners. Mention how Knock Off helps Liepard further support its teammates by removing HDB off Articuno and Centiskorch, and Eviolite off Ferroseed, Tangela, and Clefairy.

Liepard is a must-have in Rain and Sun teams, therefore Rain or Sun abusers such as Kabutops, Qwilfish, and Poliwrath, or Shiftry, Leafeon, and Rapidash respectively, appreciate it. Uxie's weather setter set fits also well in weather team for its capacity to reliably set Stealth Rock and weather for its team. Furthermore, a third weather setter such as Ludicolo and Exeggutor provides more possibilities to setup weather.

rain and sun shouldn't be capitalized, gotta fix those.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Dark Pulse
move 3: Copycat
move 4: Encore
item: Heavy-Duty Boots / Black Glasses
ability: Prankster
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its high Speed tier and access to Nasty Plot and a pseudo priority move in Prankster Copycat, Liepard acts as a cleaner separates itself from other Nasty Plot sweepers such as Skuntank and Alolan Persian. Copycat is mainly used to call Dark Pulse and preventing faster foes like Cinccino, Choice Scarf Rotom, and Choice Scarf Basculin from revenge killing a Nasty Plot boosted Liepard. Encore provides Liepard setup opportunities by locking foes in undesired moves such as Piloswine into Stealth Rock or Articuno into Defog. Heavy-Duty Boots are the prefered item in VoltTurn teams where Liepard is often send through slow pivoting to lock the foe with Encore or pivot out itself with Copycat calling the pivoting move. Black Glasses are an alternative that makes up for its average Special Attack, making it require less chip damage to clean.

VoltTurn support from pivots such as Uxie, Articuno, and Silvally-Ground helps Liepard coming on the field in spite of its lackluster bulk. Special wallbreakers such as Magneton, Rotom, and Basculin can soften opposing special walls in order to let Liepard clean late game. Fighting-checks such as Uxie, Qwilfish, and Rotom-S can take on the likes of Sawk and Gurdurr that force Liepard out. Likewise, Fairy-checks like Magneton, Garbodor, and Centiskorch are great partners that can handle Alcremie and Clefairy.

Mention to be wary of Kanga since Fake Out can screw Liepard over, same with opposing Dark-types like Silv-Dark and Skuntank

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

Liepard has several other useful support options like Taunt and Thunder Wave, however Liepard lacks room for them. Liepard can run a Choice Band set that makes use of its great Speed tier, hHowever it is rather weak, lacks the utility of the other sets, and competes with other Dark-type wallbreakers such as Thievul, Silvally-Dark, and Shiftry.

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

**Fighting- and Fairy-types**: The likes of Sawk, Poliwrath, and Alcremie take little from Liepard's moves and can OHKO it back with their STAB super effective moves.

**Special walls**: Nasty Plot sets need several boosts to break through special walls such as Audino, Articuno, and Wishiwashi that can stall out Liepard with Toxic or outright 2HKO it with their attacks.

**Dark-types**: Dark-types like Shiftry, Silvally-Dark, and Skuntank are immuned to Prankster and resist Liepard's STAB moves, therefore they can defeat it with their secondary STAB or coverage moves. However they have to watch out for U-turn.

**Strong attackers**: Because of abysmal defensive sets poor bulk, Liepard gets OHKOed by strong attackers like Magneton, Silvally-Ground, and Basculin, being therefore forced out by them if it can't manage to lock them with Encore. Gurdurr can OHKO Liepard after slight chip and easily tanks Dark Pulse.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Tuthur, 369076]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

nice job qc 1/2
 

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[SET]
name: Weather Setter
move 1: Rain Dance / Sunny Day
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Encore
item: Damp Rock / Heat Rock
ability: Prankster
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
The combination of Prankster and weather inducing moves lets Liepard act as an excellent mid-game weather setter. U-turn lets it pivot out to a teammate that benefits from the weather. Encore locks foes in an unfavorable move such as Silvally-Ground into Swords Dance or Uxie into Stealth Rock, giving free turns to setup the weather and pivot out with U-turn. Damp Rock and Heat Rock are necessary to provide as many weather turns as possible to Liepard's partners. Knock Off helps Liepard further support its teammates by crippling threats to rain teams such as Articuno, Ferroseed, and Tangela, and to sun teams like Centiskorch and Clefairy.

Not really neccesary to separate how Knock Off cripples certain mons for Sun and others for Rain, especially when there is some overlap with Tangela and Ferroseed giving certain Sun abusers trouble as well (Leafeon). Something more like the original suggestion makes more sense for the wording here " Mention how Knock Off helps Liepard further support its teammates by removing HDB off Articuno and Centiskorch, and Eviolite off Ferroseed, Tangela, and Clefairy. "


Liepard is a must-have in rain and sun teams, therefore rain or sun abusers such as Kabutops, Qwilfish, and Poliwrath, or Shiftry, Leafeon, and Rapidash respectively, appreciate it. (Make this two separate sentences, it reads better and this paragraph is extremely short as is anyway) Uxie's weather setter set fits also well in weather team for its capacity to reliably set Stealth Rock and weather for its team. Furthermore, a third weather setter such as Ludicolo and Exeggutor provides more possibilities to setup weather.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Dark Pulse
move 3: Copycat
move 4: Encore
item: Heavy-Duty Boots / Black Glasses
ability: Prankster
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its high Speed tier and access to Nasty Plot and a pseudo priority move in Prankster Copycat, Liepard acts as a cleaner (you forgot to remove this) separates itself from other Nasty Plot sweepers such as Skuntank and Alolan Persian. Copycat is mainly used to call Dark Pulse and preventing (this too) faster foes like Cinccino, Choice Scarf Rotom, and Choice Scarf Basculin (non-scarf threatens to pick you off as well with Aqua Jet) from revenge killing a Nasty Plot boosted Liepard. Encore provides Liepard setup opportunities by locking foes in undesired moves such as Piloswine into Stealth Rock or Articuno into Defog. Heavy-Duty Boots are the prefered item in VoltTurn teams where Liepard is often send brought in through slow pivoting to lock the foe with Encore or pivot out itself with Copycat calling the pivoting move. Black Glasses are an alternative that makes up for its average Special Attack, making it require less chip damage to clean.

VoltTurn support from pivots such as Uxie, Articuno, and Silvally-Ground helps Liepard coming on the field in spite of its lackluster bulk. (List some Volt Switch users as well, you only mention U-Turn users) Special wallbreakers such as Ninetales, Rotom, and Basculin can soften opposing special walls in order to let Liepard clean late game. Fighting-checks such as Uxie, Qwilfish, and Rotom-S can take on the likes of Sawk and Gurdurr that force Liepard out. Likewise, Fairy-checks like Klinklang, Garbodor, and Centiskorch are great partners that can handle Alcremie and Clefairy. Dark-types checks such as Alcremie, Gurdurr, and Sawk are also appreciated as the likes of Silvlaly-Dark and Skuntank can take on Liepard. Kangaskhan is a threat because of Fake Out outpriorizing Copycat, letting it easily revenge kill a weakened Liepard, therefore checks like Uxie, Tangela, and Cofagrigus are appreciated.

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

Liepard has several other useful support options like Taunt and Thunder Wave, however Liepard lacks room for them. Liepard can run a Choice Band set that makes use of its great Speed tier. (Mention that CB Liepard has Gunk Shot for Fairies since thats one of the reasons you'd even consider it over the other Dark-types aside from Speed) However it is rather weak, lacks the utility of the other sets, and competes with other Dark-type wallbreakers such as Thievul, Silvally-Dark, and Shiftry.

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

**Fighting- and Fairy-types**: The likes of Sawk, Poliwrath, and Alcremie take little from Liepard's moves and can OHKO it back with their STAB super effective moves. Gurdurr can OHKO Liepard after slight chip and easily tanks Dark Pulse.

**Special walls**: Nasty Plot sets need several boosts to break through special walls such as Audino, Articuno, and Wishiwashi that can stall out Liepard with Toxic or outright 2HKO it with their attacks.

**Dark-types**: Dark-types like Shiftry, Silvally-Dark, and Skuntank are immune immuned to Prankster and resist Liepard's STAB moves, therefore they can defeat it with their secondary STAB or coverage moves. However they have to watch out for U-turn.

**Strong attackers**: Because of poor bulk, Liepard gets OHKOed by strong attackers like Centiskorch, Silvally-Ground, and Basculin, being therefore forced out by them if it can't manage to lock them with Encore.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Tuthur, 369076]]
- Quality checked by: [[5gen, 296755], [BloodAce, 435539]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 

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[SET]
name: Sun Setter
move 1: Sunny Day
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Encore
item: Heat Rock
ability: Prankster
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
The combination of Prankster and Sunny Day lets Liepard act as an excellent mid-game sun setter. U-turn lets it pivot out to into a teammate that benefits from sun(examples?). Encore locks foes in an unfavorable move such as Silvally-Ground into Swords Dance or Uxie into Stealth Rock, giving free turns to setup sun and pivot out with U-turn. Encore locks foes such as Silvally-Ground and Uxie into unfavorable moves like Swords Dance and Stealth Rock, giving Liepard free turns to set up sun and pivot with U-turn. Heat Rock is necessary to provide as many sun turns as possible to Liepard's partners. Knock Off helps Liepard further support its teammates by removing Heavy-Duty Boots from Articuno and Centiskorch. (Move this sentence after the U-turn sentence for consistency with move order)

Liepard is a must-have in on sun teams,(RC) therefore and is appreciated by sun abusers sweepers such as Shiftry, Ivysaur, and Rapidash enjoy Liepard's support. Uxie's sun setter set fits also fits well in on sun teams for its capacity to reliably set Stealth Rock and sun for its team. Furthermore, a third sun setter such as Exeggutor provides more possibilities to setup it set up sun.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Dark Pulse
move 3: Copycat
move 4: Encore
item: Heavy-Duty Boots / Black Glasses
ability: Prankster
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its high Speed tier and access to Nasty Plot and a pseudo-(AH)priority move in Prankster Copycat, Liepard separates itself from other Nasty Plot sweepers such as Skuntank and Alolan Persian. Copycat is mainly used to call Dark Pulse and prevent faster foes like Cinccino, Choice Scarf Rotom, and Basculin from revenge killing a Nasty Plot-(AH)boosted Liepard. Encore provides Liepard setup opportunities by locking foes in undesired moves such as Piloswine into Stealth Rock or Articuno into Defog such as Piloswine and Articuno into undesirable moves. Heavy-Duty Boots are the prefered item in preferred on VoltTurn teams where Liepard is often brought in through slow pivoting to lock the foe with Encore or pivot out itself with Copycat calling the pivoting move to help Liepard avoid entry hazards and potentially pivot.(The wording on this sentence is a bit unclear) Black Glasses are an alternative that makes up for its Liepard's average Special Attack, making it require less chip damage to clean.

VoltTurn support from pivots such as Uxie, Articuno, and Rotom helps Liepard coming come on the field in spite of its lackluster bulk. Special wallbreakers such as Ninetales, Rotom, and Basculin can soften opposing special walls in order to let Liepard clean late game. Fighting-checks Checks to Fighting-types such as Uxie, Qwilfish, and Rotom-S can take on the likes of Sawk and Gurdurr,(AC) that which force Liepard out. Likewise, Fairy-checks Checks to Fairy-types like Klinklang, Garbodor, and Centiskorch are great partners that can handle Alcremie and Clefairy. Dark-types checks Checks to Dark-types such as Alcremie, Gurdurr, and Sawk are also appreciated,(AC) as the likes of Silvlaly-Dark Silvally-Dark and Skuntank can take on Liepard. Kangaskhan is a threat because of Fake Out outpriorizing outprioritizing Copycat, letting it easily revenge kill a weakened Liepard;(comma to semicolon) therefore,(AC) checks like Uxie, Tangela, and Cofagrigus are appreciated.

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

Liepard has several other useful support options like Taunt and Thunder Wave;(comma to semicolon) however,(AC) Liepard it lacks room for them. Liepard can run a Choice Band set that makes use of its great Speed tier and access to Gunk Shot,(RC) nailing to nail Fairy-types like Clefairy and Alcremie that usually wall Liepard. However,(AC) it is rather weak, lacks the utility of the other sets, and competes with other Dark-type wallbreakers such as Thievul, Silvally-Dark, and Shiftry.

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

**Fighting- and Fairy-types**: The likes of Sawk, Poliwrath, and Alcremie take little from Liepard's moves and can OHKO it back with their STAB super effective moves. Gurdurr can OHKO Liepard after slight chip and easily tanks Dark Pulse and OHKOes Liepard after slight chip damage.

**Special Walls(capitalize)**: Nasty Plot sets need several boosts to break through special walls such as Audino, Articuno, and Wishiwashi,(AC) that which can stall out Liepard with Toxic or outright 2HKO it with their attacks.

**Dark-types**: Dark-types like Shiftry, Silvally-Dark, and Skuntank are immune to Prankster,(AC) and resist Liepard's STAB moves, therefore they can and defeat it with their secondary STAB or coverage moves. However,(AC) they have to watch out for U-turn.

**Strong Attackers(capitalize)**: Because of its poor bulk, Liepard gets OHKOed by strong attackers like Centiskorch, Silvally-Ground, and Basculin.(comma to period) being therefore forced out by them if it can't manage to lock them with Encore. Liepard is forced out by them unless it manages to lock them into unfavorable moves with Encore.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Tuthur, 369076]]
- Quality checked by: [[5gen, 296755], [BloodAce, 435539]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
GP 1/1. [DC, 449990]
 
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