Resource Little Cup Pre-Analysis Thread

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Nineage

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Here we go again.

Another generation, another complete set of analyses to write. As in the past, we will be starting with a set of "pre-analyses": small, single-set analyses intended just to put something on-site for newcomers looking to try the meta. This thread will serve as the reservation site for these pre-analyses.

So, which Pokemon are eligible for a pre-analysis? Every Gen 8 LC-eligible Pokemon with a BST above 300, as well as especially viable Pokemon from previous generations. It's early, so we may be totally off about whether a Pokemon will end up being relevant to the metagame. If you feel that we missed something important, feel free to suggest adding it to the list below. Otherwise, these are the Pokemon that need to be reserved:
Reservations for Pre-Analyses are finished


The process is fairly simple. First, post in this thread that you are reserving a Pokemon, along with an importable of the set you plan to write. You may have up to one in-progress analysis if you've never written an analysis for LC before, up to two in-progress analyses if you have written for LC before, and up to three in-progress analyses if you are on the QC team.

Once your reservation is approved by a moderator, you may post your WIP thread. Here is the format for a pre-analysis:
[SET]
name:
move 1:
move 2:
move 3:
move 4:
item:
ability:
nature:
evs:

[SET COMMENTS]
The first paragraph should have the role the Pokemon plays, a sentence or two of usage tips, and one sentence or less about the EV spread.

The second paragraph should have a brief example of teammates that benefit from the Pokemon's presence, and a brief example of foes that the Pokemon is weak to and some examples of teammates to cover these weaknesses.

In this section, make sure to include:
- the role that the Pokémon plays;
- coverage moves that affect its role; for example, Earthquake allowing Abomasnow to defeat would-be Steel-type switch-ins, furthering its ability as a wallbreaker;
- a description of the EV spread in one sentence or less; don't focus on "default" things like maximum Attack investment, do give reasoning behind the benchmarks chosen;
- a brief example of teammates that benefit from the analysed Pokemon's presence;
- a brief example of foes that the analyses Pokemon is vulnerable to + teammates to help cover them.

This section shouldn't be more than five or six sentences long.


Here is an example of a pre-analysis:
[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Bullet Punch
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Superpower
move 4: Pursuit / Knock Off
item: Choice Band
ability: Technician
nature: Adamant
evs: 164 HP / 252 Atk / 92 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This set mainly plays as a pivot and an offensive check to Pokemon such as Latias and Mega Altaria; however, it can also act as a late-game cleaner with its Technician-boosted Bullet Punch. Early- to mid-game, focus on using U-turn to weaken Scizor's checks and safely bring in other wallbreakers and entry hazards setters to give them a free turn; if you're running Pursuit, use it to trap and potentially remove Dark-weak or physically frail targets like Latias and Nihilego. The Speed EVs allow Scizor to outpace uninvested Nidoqueen and Klefki, and the rest of the spread furthers Scizor's role as a bulky, hard-hitting offensive pivot.

Strong wallbreakers such as Primarina and other U-turn or Volt Switch users such as Hydreigon have good synergy with Scizor. Scizor suffers from a vulnerability to Fire-types and Electric-types such as Infernape and Mega Manectric; pair it with Pokemon like Latias and Gligar to alleviate this weakness. Magneton is especially dangerous, as it can easily trap and remove Scizor thanks to Magnet Pull; as long as it's on the field, prioritize using U-turn or Superpower to either escape from it or catch it off guard.


Here's the template for a pre-analysis, including the credits section. Please use this template for your pre-analyses.

[SET]
name:
move 1:
move 2:
move 3:
move 4:
item:
ability:
nature:
evs:

[SET COMMENTS]
Set description goes here.

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


After you have finished writing your pre-analysis, you can move it through QC and GP. If you are unfamiliar with these processes, feel free to check out this thread (https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/guide-to-the-gp-process-new-writers-please-read.3588923/) and look at other analyses to get an idea of how it typically works. You can find the list of QC members in the next post. Your pre-analysis will need 2 QC checks and 1 GP check.

When you have received the required checks, set your thread name to just the Pokemon name (i.e. remove "[QC 2/2]" or anything similar) and set the tag to "Done". It will be uploaded shortly.

Thank you all for your help! Lets make Gen 8 C&C the best yet!
 
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Funbot28

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taking broken vullaby

set:
Vullaby @ Eviolite / Berry Juice
Ability: Weak Armor
Level: 5
EVs: 116 HP / 240 SpA / 116 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Air Slash
- Heat Wave
- Dark Pulse

QC's decided to go with a physical set for the preview analysis. Brave Bird/Knock Off/U-turn/Defog with Berry Juice, if you're still interested in writing it then it's yours - Merritt
 
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Gummy

...three, smiles go for miles!
cufant because it's the only new mon i've actually really experimented with.

set:
Cufant @ Eviolite
Ability: Sheer Force
Level: 5
EVs: 20 HP / 196 Atk / 204 Def / 44 SpD (maybe a separate more bulky spread if yall want but i like offensive)
- Iron Head
- Play Rough
- Power Whip
- Superpower / High Horsepower

ok - Merritt
 
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Would like take a crack at Scorbunny

Scorbunny @ Berry Juice / Eviolite
Ability: Blaze
Level: 5
EVs: 116 HP / 188 Atk / 204 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Gunk Shot
- Blaze Kick
- U-turn
- High Jump Kick

ok - Merritt
 
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Stoward

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Since Simple Woobat is illegal.

Onix @ Eviolite
Ability: Rock Head
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 76 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Head Smash
- Earthquake
- Body Press/Stealth Rock

ok - Merritt
 
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Twilight

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Farfetch'd

Farfetch'd-Galar @ Eviolite / Choice Scarf
Ability: Scrappy
Level: 5
EVs: 20 HP / 236 Atk / 236 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance / Defog / Poison Jab
- Close Combat
- Brave Bird
- Knock Off

ok - Merritt
 
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Splash

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Corphish

Corphish @ Eviolite
Ability: Adaptability
Level: 5
EVs: 196 Atk / 76 SpD / 236 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Crabhammer
- Knock Off
- Aqua Jet

ok - Merritt
 
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Yami

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Taking Ponyta-Galar

Ponyta-Galar @ Eviolite
Ability: Pastel Veil
Level: 5
EVs: 236 SpA / 76 SpD / 196 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Morning Sun
- Psychic
- Mystical Fire

ok - Merritt
 
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arrokuda is not on the official list due to its low bst but id like to write it as i think its viable enough for a new mon to warrant a pre-analysis. it primarily functions as a cleaner and differentiates itself from fellow water type corphish by being faster and able to hit croagunk and mareanie with psychic fangs which corphish cant even attempt now with the loss of hidden power. it also doesnt experience opportunity cost (or 4mss i suppose) like corphish would when running fighting coverage to check ferroseed and outspeeds pawn (but must watch out for sucker punch).

Arrokuda @ Berry Juice
Ability: Swift Swim
Level: 5
EVs: 28 HP / 252 Atk / 228 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Liquidation
- Close Combat
- Psychic Fangs
- Aqua Jet / Poison Jab

life orb can also be run but running 17hp ivs and no evs would be the spread instead

well-argued, approving this --9
 
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DC

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Would like to request Gastly
Gastly @ Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Level: 5
EVs: 76 Atk / 36 Def / 196 SpA / 196 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Sludge Wave
- Shadow Ball
- Fire Punch / Substitute
- Thunderbolt / Substitute / Sucker Punch

approved, I edited your proposed set. make sure to use the one I edited in. --9
 
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i'll take sinistea

Sinistea @ Eviolite
Ability: Weak Armor
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 244 SpA / 4 SpD / 196 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shell Smash
- Shadow Ball
- Stored Power
- Will-O-Wisp / Sucker Punch

ok - Merritt
 
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I want clobbopus so bad!

The Boi (Clobbopus) @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
Level: 5
EVs: 116 HP / 212 Atk / 180 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Ice Punch
- Circle Throw
- Sucker Punch

(eviolite or berry fine for better attrition though)

ok, but don't put a nickname on the set - Merritt
 
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Requesting Sobble.

Sobble @ Light Clay
Ability: Torrent
Level: 5
EVs: 116 HP / 116 Def / 36 SpA / 36 SpD / 196 Spe
Timid Nature
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Surf
- U-turn

This was the best set I was able to come up with as Sobble isn't very good...

begrudgingly approved --9
 
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chimp

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Ferroseed, ferroplease

Ferroseed @ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 84 HP / 36 Atk / 108 Def / 228 SpD / 36 Spe
Impish Nature
- Knock Off
- Bullet Seed
- Thunder Wave / Spikes
- Stealth Rock / Spikes

ok - Merritt
 
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I'd like to reserve Rufflet
Rufflet (M) @ Eviolite
Ability: Hustle
Level: 5
EVs: 252 Atk / 36 Def / 196 Spe
Adamant/Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Close Combat
- U-turn / Bulk Up
- Aerial Ace

ok, remember that dynamax is banned now - Merritt
 
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Taking Shellder
Shellder @ Eviolite
Ability: Skill Link
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 236 Atk / 36 Def / 196 Spe
Adamant/Impish Nature
- Shell Smash
- Rock Blast
- Icicle Spear
- Liquidation

And Frillish if possible (standard willohex set from SM)

start with shellder for now, wait until you get that in QC before frillish - Merritt

Frillish @ Eviolite
Ability: Cursed Body
Level: 5
EVs: 236 HP / 116 Def / 76 SpA / 76 SpD
Bold Nature
- Scald
- Will-O-Wisp
- Hex
- Recover
 
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I would like to reserved Chinchou, please

Chinchou @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Volt Absorb
Level: 5
EVs: 52 Def / 228 SpA / 220 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Ice Beam
- Hydro Pump
- Scald

ok - Merritt
 
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Nineage

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If we haven't edited your post, it is because we are still discussing your proposed set. When we make a decision (either approved or denied), we will edit your post. Thanks!
 

KSG

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spritzee, fixed

set:
Spritzee @ Eviolite
Ability: Aroma Veil
Level: 5
Bold Nature
EVs: 196 HP / 212 Def / 12 SpA / 76 SpD / 12 Spe
- Calm Mind
- Moonblast
- Wish
- Protect

approved --9
 
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Altariel von Sweep

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I'm taking Dwebble.

Dwebble @ Berry Juice
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 236 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Rock Blast
- Stealth Rock
- Spikes

ok - Merritt
 
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I'd like Darumaka

Darumaka-Galar @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Hustle
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 196 Atk / 76 Def / 196 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Ice Punch
- Fire Punch
- Superpower
- U-turn
 

Yoshi

IT'S FINK DUMBASS
Give me the fly please

Cutiefly @ Eviolite / Focus Sash
Ability: Sweet Veil
Level: 5
EVs: 236 SpA / 244 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Sticky Web
- Quiver Dance / Stun Spore
- Psychic / Bug Buzz

ok - Merritt
 
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Requesting Sobble.

Sobble @ Light Clay
Ability: Torrent
Level: 5
EVs: 116 HP / 116 Def / 36 SpA / 36 SpD / 196 Spe
Timid Nature
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Surf
- U-turn

This was the best set I was able to come up with as Sobble isn't very good...

begrudgingly approved --9
What about resttalk sobble lmao:
Sobble @ Eviolite
Ability: Torrent
Level: 5
EVs: 116 SpA / 196 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Surf
- Substitute
 
I think the only real way to go with Sizz is to abuse his Attack and switch it in on a Fire attack or as a revenge killer.

Sizzlipede @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Flash Fire
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 SpD / 236 Spe
Adamant / Lonely Nature
- Leech Life
- Fire Lash
- Power Whip
- Knock Off / Scald

If that isn't good enough, literally the only other set I found somewhat potentially viable was a Coil one, but that Stealth Rock weakness makes a defensive set rough.

Sizzlipede @ Eviolite
Ability: Flame Body
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 76 Def / 196 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Leech Life
- Fire Lash
- Coil
- Substitute

I can write for either set but Scarf would prob be better.

Do a 4 attacks Eviolite Flash Fire set with Coil slashed, Power Whip/Leech Life/Fire Lash/Knock Off - Merritt
 
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