Doubles Lurantis [QC 2/2] [GP 2/2]

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[OVERVIEW]


Lurantis is a notable Trick Room attacker thanks to its fairly low Speed and ability Contrary, which allows it to set up via Superpower. Contrary also lets Lurantis support its teammates by deterring Intimidate users from switching in with the threat of an Attack boost. Additionally, Lurantis's Grass typing makes it immune to Spore and Rage Powder from Amoonguss, although Lurantis still loses to Sludge Bomb. However, Lurantis's low base Speed means that it fits only on semi- or full Trick Room teams, and its poor movepool leaves it pretty one-dimensional and predictable.

[SET]
name: Contrary Attacker
move 1: Leaf Blade
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Protect
item: Figy Berry
ability: Contrary
nature: Brave
evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe


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


Leaf Blade is the most spammable move on the set, boasting great power and accuracy. Superpower in conjunction with Contrary lets Lurantis set up and gives it nice neutral coverage alongside Leaf Blade, only resisted by Flying- and Poison-types. Knock Off hits bulky Psychic-types like Mega Metagross, Cresselia, and Gothitelle and provides additional utility in removing items like Berries and Assault Vest. Protect is used for scouting foes' moves, surviving a double target, or waiting for a teammate to set Trick Room up.

Set Details
========


Figy Berry heals Lurantis for 50% of its maximum HP when it's at low HP, thus increasing its longevity and improving its chance to successfully sweep an opposing team. Contrary allows Lurantis to set up via Superpower and deter Intimidate from the likes of Incineroar, Landorus-T, and Mega Manectric. The given EV spread along with 0 Speed IVs and a Brave nature makes Lurantis as powerful and slow as possible and gives it decent bulk.

Usage Tips
========


Lurantis is good as a mid-game sweeper, when its answers are eliminated or weakened enough to be in range of its boosted attacks. Lurantis is also able to soften up its checks by spamming Knock Off and Leaf Blade early-game. You can take advantage of opposing Intimidate users by aggressively double switching Lurantis in on them or keeping it on the field alongside another physical attacker.

Team Options
========


Since Lurantis is very slow, Trick Room setters like Porygon2, Gothitelle, and Hoopa-U are mandatory teammates. Physical attackers that fit on Trick Room teams like Stakataka and Incineroar appreciate Lurantis's Intimidate-deterring capabilities. The former also sets Trick Room, and the latter provides Fake Out and Intimidate support. Other Trick Room attackers like Mega Camerupt and Diancie also usually fit on teams featuring Lurantis thanks to their nice offensive synergy. Pokemon such as Volcanion and the aforementioned Stakataka help Lurantis deal with troublesome Pokemon like Celesteela, Mega Charizard Y, and Amoonguss.

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


Defog is an option for teams that have Pokemon extremely weak to Stealth Rock like Mega Charizard Y, although Lurantis struggles to fit this move. A special set with Leaf Storm can be used, but its lack of power and inability to take advantage of opposing Intimidate users make this set inferior to physical ones.

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


**Faster Pokemon**: Since Lurantis is extremely slow, outspeeding and KOing it outside of Trick Room with Pokemon like Mega Charizard Y, Mega Salamence, and Tornadus isn't a difficult task.

**Fire-types**: While Lurantis can beat some of them, notably Incineroar, under Trick Room, all Fire-type Pokemon, such as Volcanion and Victini, are capable of threatening it outside of Trick Room. A special mention goes to Mega Charizard Y, as it takes almost no damage from any of Lurantis's attacks, letting it beat Lurantis even under Trick Room.

**Flying-types**: Pokemon like Tornadus and Mega Salamence are resistant to Leaf Blade and Superpower, survive Knock Off, and KO Lurantis with their Flying-type STAB moves.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Egor, 439341]]
- Quality checked by: [[MajorBowman, 188164], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[A Cake Wearing A Hat, 388157], [The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216]]
 
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MajorBowman

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  • [SET] 236 atk is all you need to OHKO standard incineroar with +1 superpower, so you could do 252 hp / 236 atk / 20 spd just for slightly more bulk, but max/max is probably alright too
  • [SET] Might be more appropriate to say 'flying-types and poison-types' instead of only listing amoonguss for the latter when you generalize the former
  • [Usage Tips] 'only when trick room is active' seems a little off since it can still be used to deter intimidate outside of TR and can function alright in some matchups regardless of turn order
  • [Team Options] picky but 'setters like p2, gothitelle, and hoopa-u' should be or
  • [Other Options] Leaf Storm might be worth a mention as another setup option? Defog definitely worth mentioning too imo. Just feels weird to have absolutely nothing listed for OO even though I fully agree with you that it's almost entirely one dimensional
  • [Checks and Counters] List some examples for faster pokemon that outspeed and KO it out of trick room (charizard for example)
  • [Checks and Counters] 'all fire type pokemon like volcanion and victini are capable of KOing it outside of trick room' isn't entirely accurate because fire types that generally use heat wave (volcanion, volcarona, heatran) won't be OHKOing it without some sort of boost
  • [Checks and Counters] under the flying types section, i think those are all great pokemon to mention but the last little bit is a little inaccurate because zapdos doesn't even do 50% to lurantis with heat wave
I know some of these are a little vague, feel free to reach out to me on discord if you need more clarification. Implement and I'll check again!
 

Egor

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  • [SET] 236 atk is all you need to OHKO standard incineroar with +1 superpower, so you could do 252 hp / 236 atk / 20 spd just for slightly more bulk, but max/max is probably alright too
  • [SET] Might be more appropriate to say 'flying-types and poison-types' instead of only listing amoonguss for the latter when you generalize the former
  • [Usage Tips] 'only when trick room is active' seems a little off since it can still be used to deter intimidate outside of TR and can function alright in some matchups regardless of turn order
  • [Team Options] picky but 'setters like p2, gothitelle, and hoopa-u' should be or
  • [Other Options] Leaf Storm might be worth a mention as another setup option? Defog definitely worth mentioning too imo. Just feels weird to have absolutely nothing listed for OO even though I fully agree with you that it's almost entirely one dimensional
  • [Checks and Counters] List some examples for faster pokemon that outspeed and KO it out of trick room (charizard for example)
  • [Checks and Counters] 'all fire type pokemon like volcanion and victini are capable of KOing it outside of trick room' isn't entirely accurate because fire types that generally use heat wave (volcanion, volcarona, heatran) won't be OHKOing it without some sort of boost
  • [Checks and Counters] under the flying types section, i think those are all great pokemon to mention but the last little bit is a little inaccurate because zapdos doesn't even do 50% to lurantis with heat wave
I know some of these are a little vague, feel free to reach out to me on discord if you need more clarification. Implement and I'll check again!
Implemented.
 

Egor

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Wrote up the analysis, ready for the second check.
 

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  • [Overview] You're overselling Lurantis' matchup with Amoonguss a little bit - it still loses to Sludge Bomb. Maybe work that into the next sentence or add a phrase at the end of this one
  • [Set] I actually recently updated the standard Incineroar spread because it had a roll to be OHKOed by Landorus-T Superpower, so the current investment doesn't hit the necessary benchmark. You'd need 244 Atk, at which point you may as well just run max
  • [Moves] You didn't mention any Pokemon before "Knock Off hits the aforementioned Pokemon", unless you're referring to "Flying- and Poison-types". In that case, Knock Off isn't really for hitting those - it's more for item removal (as you already said) and hits on bulky Psychic-types like Metagross/Cress/Goth
  • [Set Details] Change the sentence here to correspond with switching to max Attack
This all looks really solid, nice work! QC 2/2
 

Egor

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  • [Overview] You're overselling Lurantis' matchup with Amoonguss a little bit - it still loses to Sludge Bomb. Maybe work that into the next sentence or add a phrase at the end of this one
  • [Set] I actually recently updated the standard Incineroar spread because it had a roll to be OHKOed by Landorus-T Superpower, so the current investment doesn't hit the necessary benchmark. You'd need 244 Atk, at which point you may as well just run max
  • [Moves] You didn't mention any Pokemon before "Knock Off hits the aforementioned Pokemon", unless you're referring to "Flying- and Poison-types". In that case, Knock Off isn't really for hitting those - it's more for item removal (as you already said) and hits on bulky Psychic-types like Metagross/Cress/Goth
  • [Set Details] Change the sentence here to correspond with switching to max Attack
This all looks really solid, nice work! QC 2/2
Thx, implemented. Sending the analysis to the gp!
 
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[OVERVIEW]

Lurantis is a notable Trick Room attacker thanks to its fairly low Speed and ability in Contrary, which allows Lurantis to set(space)up via Superpower. Contrary and also gives Lurantis it an additional utility in deterring Intimidate for its teammates and using it for setting up while taking advantage of it to boost its Attack. Additionally, Grass typing makes Lurantis immune to Spore and Rage Powder from Amoonguss, although Lurantis it still loses to Sludge Bomb. However, Lurantis's low base Speed means that it fits only on semi- or full-Trick Room teams, and its poor movepool leaves it pretty one-dimensional and predictable.

[SET]
name: Contrary Attacker
move 1: Leaf Blade
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Protect
item: Figy Berry
ability: Contrary
nature: Brave
evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

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

Leaf Blade is the most spammable move of the set, boasting great power and accuracy. Superpower in conjunction with Contrary acts as a Lurantis's set(space)up tool and gives Lurantis it nice neutral coverage alongside Leaf Blade, only resisted by Flying- and Poison-types. Knock Off hits bulky Psychic-types like such as Mega Metagross, Cresselia, and Gothitelle, (AC) and provides additional utility in knocking out items like Berries and Assault Vest. Protect is used for scouting foes' moves, surviving a double target, or waiting for teammate setting to set Trick Room up.

Set Details
========

Figy Berry heals Lurantis for 50% when it's on low HP, thus increasing Lurantis's its longevity on the field and improving its chances to successfully sweep the opposing team. Contrary is the main point of the set, allowing Lurantis to set(space)up via Superpower and deterring Intimidate from the likes of Incineroar, Landorus-T, and Mega Manectric. The given EV spread along with 0 Speed IVs and a Brave nature makes Lurantis as powerful and slow as possible and gives it decent bulk.

Usage Tips
========

Lurantis is good as a mid-game sweeper, when its answers are eliminated or weakened enough for range of boosted Lurantis's to be picked off by its boosted attacks. Lurantis is also able to soften up its checks for itself by spamming Knock Off or Leaf Blade early-game. You can take advantage of opposing Intimidate users by aggressively double switching Lurantis on them or staying with it on the field alongside your another physical attacker.

Team Options
========

Since Lurantis is very slow, Trick Room setters like such as Porygon2, Gothitelle, or and Hoopa-U are mandatory teammates. Physical attackers that fit on Trick Room teams like such as Stakataka and Incineroar appreciate Lurantis's Intimidate-deterring capabilities. The former also sets Trick Room, and the latter provides Fake Out and Intimidate support. Other Trick Room attackers like such as Mega Camerupt and Diancie also usually fit on teams featuring Lurantis. Pokemon such as Volcanion and aforementioned Stakataka help Lurantis deal with troublesome Pokemon like Celesteela, Mega Charizard Y, and Amoonguss.

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

Defog is an option for teams that have Pokemon extremely weak to Stealth Rock like such as Mega Charizard Y, although Lurantis is heavily strapped in moveslots and struggles to fit this move. Special-based A specially offensive set with Leaf Storm can be used as an alternative, (RC) but the lack of power and inability to abuse take advantage of opposing Intimidate users make this set inferior to a physical-based one.

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

**Faster Pokemon**: Since Lurantis is extremely slow, outspeeding and KOing it outside of Trick Room isn't a difficult task. Examples of Pokemon capable of doing that are Mega Charizard Y, Mega Salamence, and Tornadus.

**Fire-types**: While Lurantis can beat some of them under Trick Room, notably Incineroar, under Trick Room, all most Fire-type Pokemon like such as Volcanion and Victini are capable of threatening it outside of Trick Room. Special mention goes to Mega Charizard Y, as it takes almost no damage from any of Lurantis's attacks, thus being able to beat it even under Trick Room.

**Flying-types**: Pokemon like Tornadus and Mega Salamence are resistant to Leaf Blade and Superpower, survive Knock Off, and KO Lurantis with their Flying-type STAB moves.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Egor, 439341]]
- Quality checked by: [[MajorBowman, 188164], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, id], [name, id]]
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Lurantis is a notable Trick Room attacker thanks to its fairly low Speed and ability Contrary, which allows Lurantis to setup set up via Superpower. Contrary also gives lets Lurantis an additional utility in support its teammates by deterring Intimidate for its teammates and using it for setting up users from switching in with the threat of an Attack boost (setting up means using a move like Swords Dance or Calm Mind (or using a move + Contrary). Additionally, its Grass typing makes Lurantis immune to Spore and Rage Powder from Amoonguss, although Lurantis still loses to Sludge Bomb. However, Lurantis's low base Speed means that it fits only on semi- or full-Trick Room teams, and its poor movepool leaves it pretty one-dimensional and predictable.

[SET]
name: Contrary Attacker
move 1: Leaf Blade
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Protect
item: Figy Berry
ability: Contrary
nature: Brave
evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

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

Leaf Blade is the most spammable move, boasting great power and accuracy. Superpower in conjunction with Contrary acts as a Lurantis's setup tool and gives Lurantis it nice neutral coverage alongside Leaf Blade, only resisted by Flying- and Poison-types. Knock Off hits bulky Psychic-types like Mega Metagross, Cresselia, and Gothitelle and provides additional utility in knocking out removing items like berries Berries and Assault Vest. Protect is used for scouting foes' moves, surviving a double target, or waiting for a teammate setting to set Trick Room up.

Set Details
========

Figy Berry heals Lurantis for 50% when it's on at low HP, thus increasing Lurantis's its longevity on the field and improving its chance to successfully sweep an opposing team. Contrary is the main point of the set, allowing allows (fluff) Lurantis to setup set up via Superpower and deter Intimidate from the likes of Incineroar, Landorus-T, and Mega Manectric. The given EV spread along with 0 Speed IVs and a Brave nature makes Lurantis as powerful and slow as possible and gives it decent bulk.

Usage Tips
========

Lurantis is good as a mid-game sweeper, when its answers are eliminated or weakened enough for to be in range of boosted Lurantis's boosted attacks. Lurantis is also able to soften up its checks for itself (redundant) by spamming Knock Off or Leaf Blade early-game. You can take advantage of opposing Intimidate users by aggressively double switching Lurantis in on them or staying with keeping it on the field alongside your another physical attacker.

Team Options
========

Since Lurantis is very slow, Trick Room setters like Porygon2, Gothitelle, or and Hoopa-U are mandatory teammates. Physical attackers that fit on Trick Room teams like Stakataka and Incineroar appreciate Lurantis's Intimidate-deterring capabilities. The former also sets Trick Room, and the latter provides Fake Out and Intimidate support. Other Trick Room attackers like Mega Camerupt and Diancie also usually fit on teams featuring Lurantis (why?). Pokemon such as Volcanion and the aforementioned Stakataka help Lurantis deal with troublesome Pokemon like Celesteela, Mega Charizard Y, and Amoonguss.

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

Defog is an option for teams that have Pokemon extremely weak to Stealth Rock like Mega Charizard Y, although Lurantis is heavily strapped in moveslots and (redundant) struggles to fit this move. Special-based A special set with Leaf Storm can be used as an alternative, but the lack of power and inability to abuse take advantage of (abuse = bad word to use in analyses) opposing Intimidate make this set inferior to physical-based physical ones.

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

**Faster Pokemon**: since Since Lurantis is extremely slow, outspeeding and KOing it outside of Trick Room with Pokemon like Mega Charizard Y, Mega Salamence, and Tornadus isn't a difficult task. Examples of Pokemon capable of doing that are Mega Charizard Y, Mega Salamence, and Tornadus. (makes it cleaner and moves information to a more fitting spot imo)

**Fire-types**: while While Lurantis can beat some of them, notably Incineroar, under Trick Room, all Fire-type Pokemon like Volcanion and Victini are capable of threatening it outside of Trick Room. Special A special mention goes to Mega Charizard Y, as it takes almost no damage from any of Lurantis's attacks, thus being able to beat it letting it beat Lurantis (awkward wording and 'it' ambiguity) even under Trick Room.

**Flying-types**: Pokemon like Tornadus and Mega Salamence are resistant to Leaf Blade and Superpower, survive Knock Off, and KO Lurantis with their Flying-type STAB moves.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Egor, 439341]]
- Quality checked by: [[MajorBowman, 188164], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, id], [name, id]]
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Lurantis is a notable Trick Room attacker thanks to its fairly low Speed and ability Contrary, which allows Lurantis it to setup set up via Superpower. Contrary also gives lets Lurantis an additional utility in support its teammates by deterring Intimidate for its teammates and using it for setting up users from switching in with the threat of an Attack boost (setting up means using a move like Swords Dance or Calm Mind or using a move + Contrary in other words, you can't set up with an opponent's ability). Additionally, Lurantis's (flows better than rabia's change re: timing of pronoun usage) Grass typing makes Lurantis it immune to Spore and Rage Powder from Amoonguss, although Lurantis still loses to Sludge Bomb. However, Lurantis's low base Speed means that it fits only on semi- or full-Trick Room teams, and its poor movepool leaves it pretty one-dimensional and predictable.

[SET]
name: Contrary Attacker
move 1: Leaf Blade
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Protect
item: Figy Berry
ability: Contrary
nature: Brave
evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

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

Leaf Blade is the most spammable move on the set, (saying leaf blade is the most spammable move ever to exist is stretching it) boasting great power and accuracy. Superpower in conjunction with Contrary acts as a Lurantis's setup tool (setup tool is not a phrase that exists) lets Lurantis set up and gives Lurantis it nice neutral coverage alongside Leaf Blade, only resisted by Flying- and Poison-types. Knock Off hits bulky Psychic-types like Mega Metagross, Cresselia, and Gothitelle and provides additional utility in knocking out removing items like berries Berries and Assault Vest. Protect is used for scouting foes' moves, surviving a double target, or waiting for a teammate setting to set Trick Room up.

Set Details
========

Figy Berry heals Lurantis for 50% of its maximum HP when it's on at low HP, thus increasing Lurantis's its longevity on the field and improving its chance to successfully sweep an opposing team. Contrary is the main point of the set, allowing allows (fluff) Lurantis to setup set up via Superpower and deter Intimidate from the likes of Incineroar, Landorus-T, and Mega Manectric. The given EV spread along with 0 Speed IVs and a Brave nature makes Lurantis as powerful and slow as possible and gives it decent bulk.

Usage Tips
========

Lurantis is good as a mid-game sweeper, when its answers are eliminated or weakened enough for to be in range of boosted Lurantis's boosted attacks. Lurantis is also able to soften up its checks for itself (redundant) by spamming Knock Off or and Leaf Blade early-game. You can take advantage of opposing Intimidate users by aggressively double switching Lurantis in on them or staying with keeping it on the field alongside your another physical attacker.

Team Options
========

Since Lurantis is very slow, Trick Room setters like Porygon2, Gothitelle, or and Hoopa-U are mandatory teammates. Physical attackers that fit on Trick Room teams like Stakataka and Incineroar appreciate Lurantis's Intimidate-deterring capabilities. The former also sets Trick Room, and the latter provides Fake Out and Intimidate support. Other Trick Room attackers like Mega Camerupt and Diancie also usually fit on teams featuring Lurantis (why?). Pokemon such as Volcanion and the aforementioned Stakataka help Lurantis deal with troublesome Pokemon like Celesteela, Mega Charizard Y, and Amoonguss.

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

Defog is an option for teams that have Pokemon extremely weak to Stealth Rock like Mega Charizard Y, although Lurantis is heavily strapped in moveslots and (redundant) struggles to fit this move. Special-based A special set with Leaf Storm can be used as an alternative, (this is other options, these are all alternatives.) but the its lack of power and inability to abuse take advantage of (abuse = bad word to use in analyses because it means "to take advantage of in a negative way/for nefarious purposes") opposing Intimidate users make this set inferior to physical-based physical ones.

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

**Faster Pokemon**: since Since Lurantis is extremely slow, outspeeding and KOing it outside of Trick Room with Pokemon like Mega Charizard Y, Mega Salamence, and Tornadus isn't a difficult task. Examples of Pokemon capable of doing that are Mega Charizard Y, Mega Salamence, and Tornadus. (makes it cleaner and more concise and moves information to a more fitting spot imo)

**Fire-types**: while While Lurantis can beat some of them, notably Incineroar, under Trick Room, all Fire-type Pokemon like, (AC) such as Volcanion and Victini, (AC) (given that you state "ALL fire-types", the examples strictly have to be framed as an aside to the main point for the sentence to make sense) are capable of threatening it outside of Trick Room. Special A special mention goes to Mega Charizard Y, as it takes almost no damage from any of Lurantis's attacks, thus being able to beat it letting it beat Lurantis (awkward wording and 'it' ambiguity) even under Trick Room.

**Flying-types**: Pokemon like Tornadus and Mega Salamence are resistant to Leaf Blade and Superpower, survive Knock Off, and KO Lurantis with their Flying-type STAB moves.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Egor, 439341]]
- Quality checked by: [[MajorBowman, 188164], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[A Cake Wearing A Hat, 388157], [name, id]]

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Egor

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[OVERVIEW]

Lurantis is a notable Trick Room attacker thanks to its fairly low Speed and ability Contrary, which allows Lurantis it to setup set up via Superpower. Contrary also gives lets Lurantis an additional utility in support its teammates by deterring Intimidate for its teammates and using it for setting up users from switching in with the threat of an Attack boost (setting up means using a move like Swords Dance or Calm Mind or using a move + Contrary in other words, you can't set up with an opponent's ability). Additionally, Lurantis's (flows better than rabia's change re: timing of pronoun usage) Grass typing makes Lurantis it immune to Spore and Rage Powder from Amoonguss, although Lurantis still loses to Sludge Bomb. However, Lurantis's low base Speed means that it fits only on semi- or full-Trick Room teams, and its poor movepool leaves it pretty one-dimensional and predictable.

[SET]
name: Contrary Attacker
move 1: Leaf Blade
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Protect
item: Figy Berry
ability: Contrary
nature: Brave
evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

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

Leaf Blade is the most spammable move on the set, (saying leaf blade is the most spammable move ever to exist is stretching it) boasting great power and accuracy. Superpower in conjunction with Contrary acts as a Lurantis's setup tool (setup tool is not a phrase that exists) lets Lurantis set up and gives Lurantis it nice neutral coverage alongside Leaf Blade, only resisted by Flying- and Poison-types. Knock Off hits bulky Psychic-types like Mega Metagross, Cresselia, and Gothitelle and provides additional utility in knocking out removing items like berries Berries and Assault Vest. Protect is used for scouting foes' moves, surviving a double target, or waiting for a teammate setting to set Trick Room up.

Set Details
========

Figy Berry heals Lurantis for 50% of its maximum HP when it's on at low HP, thus increasing Lurantis's its longevity on the field and improving its chance to successfully sweep an opposing team. Contrary is the main point of the set, allowing allows (fluff) Lurantis to setup set up via Superpower and deter Intimidate from the likes of Incineroar, Landorus-T, and Mega Manectric. The given EV spread along with 0 Speed IVs and a Brave nature makes Lurantis as powerful and slow as possible and gives it decent bulk.

Usage Tips
========

Lurantis is good as a mid-game sweeper, when its answers are eliminated or weakened enough for to be in range of boosted Lurantis's boosted attacks. Lurantis is also able to soften up its checks for itself (redundant) by spamming Knock Off or and Leaf Blade early-game. You can take advantage of opposing Intimidate users by aggressively double switching Lurantis in on them or staying with keeping it on the field alongside your another physical attacker.

Team Options
========

Since Lurantis is very slow, Trick Room setters like Porygon2, Gothitelle, or and Hoopa-U are mandatory teammates. Physical attackers that fit on Trick Room teams like Stakataka and Incineroar appreciate Lurantis's Intimidate-deterring capabilities. The former also sets Trick Room, and the latter provides Fake Out and Intimidate support. Other Trick Room attackers like Mega Camerupt and Diancie also usually fit on teams featuring Lurantis (why?). Pokemon such as Volcanion and the aforementioned Stakataka help Lurantis deal with troublesome Pokemon like Celesteela, Mega Charizard Y, and Amoonguss.

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

Defog is an option for teams that have Pokemon extremely weak to Stealth Rock like Mega Charizard Y, although Lurantis is heavily strapped in moveslots and (redundant) struggles to fit this move. Special-based A special set with Leaf Storm can be used as an alternative, (this is other options, these are all alternatives.) but the its lack of power and inability to abuse take advantage of (abuse = bad word to use in analyses because it means "to take advantage of in a negative way/for nefarious purposes") opposing Intimidate users make this set inferior to physical-based physical ones.

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

**Faster Pokemon**: since Since Lurantis is extremely slow, outspeeding and KOing it outside of Trick Room with Pokemon like Mega Charizard Y, Mega Salamence, and Tornadus isn't a difficult task. Examples of Pokemon capable of doing that are Mega Charizard Y, Mega Salamence, and Tornadus. (makes it cleaner and more concise and moves information to a more fitting spot imo)

**Fire-types**: while While Lurantis can beat some of them, notably Incineroar, under Trick Room, all Fire-type Pokemon like, (AC) such as Volcanion and Victini, (AC) (given that you state "ALL fire-types", the examples strictly have to be framed as an aside to the main point for the sentence to make sense) are capable of threatening it outside of Trick Room. Special A special mention goes to Mega Charizard Y, as it takes almost no damage from any of Lurantis's attacks, thus being able to beat it letting it beat Lurantis (awkward wording and 'it' ambiguity) even under Trick Room.

**Flying-types**: Pokemon like Tornadus and Mega Salamence are resistant to Leaf Blade and Superpower, survive Knock Off, and KO Lurantis with their Flying-type STAB moves.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Egor, 439341]]
- Quality checked by: [[MajorBowman, 188164], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[A Cake Wearing A Hat, 388157], [name, id]]

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Implemented, thx. Ready for the last check.
 

Lumari

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[OVERVIEW]

Lurantis is a notable Trick Room attacker thanks to its fairly low Speed and ability Contrary, which allows it to set up via Superpower. Contrary also lets Lurantis support its teammates by deterring Intimidate users from switching in with the threat of an Attack boost. Additionally, Lurantis's Grass typing makes it immune to Spore and Rage Powder from Amoonguss, although Lurantis still loses to Sludge Bomb. However, Lurantis's low base Speed means that it fits only on semi- or full Trick (RH) Room teams, and its poor movepool leaves it pretty one-dimensional and predictable.

[SET]
name: Contrary Attacker
move 1: Leaf Blade
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Protect
item: Figy Berry
ability: Contrary
nature: Brave
evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

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

Leaf Blade is the most spammable move on the set, boasting great power and accuracy. Superpower in conjunction with Contrary lets Lurantis set up and gives it nice neutral coverage alongside Leaf Blade, only resisted by Flying- and Poison-types. Knock Off hits bulky Psychic-types like Mega Metagross, Cresselia, and Gothitelle and provides additional utility in removing items like Berries and Assault Vest. Protect is used for scouting foes' moves, surviving a double target, or waiting for a teammate to set Trick Room up.

Set Details
========

Figy Berry heals Lurantis for 50% of its maximum HP when it's at low HP, thus increasing its longevity and improving its chance to successfully sweep an opposing team. Contrary allows Lurantis to set up via Superpower and deter Intimidate from the likes of Incineroar, Landorus-T, and Mega Manectric. The given EV spread along with 0 Speed IVs and a Brave nature makes Lurantis as powerful and slow as possible and gives it decent bulk.

Usage Tips
========

Lurantis is good as a mid-game sweeper, when its answers are eliminated or weakened enough to be in range of Lurantis's its boosted attacks. Lurantis is also able to soften up its checks by spamming Knock Off and Leaf Blade early-game. You can take advantage of opposing Intimidate users by aggressively double switching Lurantis in on them or keeping it on the field alongside another physical attacker.

Team Options
========

Since Lurantis is very slow, Trick Room setters like Porygon2, Gothitelle, and Hoopa-U are mandatory teammates. Physical attackers that fit on Trick Room teams like Stakataka and Incineroar appreciate Lurantis's Intimidate-deterring capabilities. The former also sets Trick Room, and the latter provides Fake Out and Intimidate support. Other Trick Room attackers like Mega Camerupt and Diancie also usually fit on teams featuring Lurantis thanks to their nice offensive synergy. Pokemon such as Volcanion and the aforementioned Stakataka help Lurantis deal with troublesome Pokemon like Celesteela, Mega Charizard Y, and Amoonguss.

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

Defog is an option for teams that have Pokemon extremely weak to Stealth Rock like Mega Charizard Y, although Lurantis struggles to fit this move. A special set with Leaf Storm can be used, but its lack of power and inability to take advantage of opposing Intimidate users make this set inferior to physical ones.

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

**Faster Pokemon**: Since Lurantis is extremely slow, outspeeding and KOing it outside of Trick Room with Pokemon like Mega Charizard Y, Mega Salamence, and Tornadus isn't a difficult task.

**Fire-types**:(space)While Lurantis can beat some of them, notably Incineroar, under Trick Room, all Fire-type Pokemon, such as Volcanion and Victini, are capable of threatening it outside of Trick Room. A special mention goes to Mega Charizard Y, as it takes almost no damage from any of Lurantis's attacks, letting it beat Lurantis even under Trick Room.

**Flying-types**: Pokemon like Tornadus and Mega Salamence are resistant to Leaf Blade and Superpower, survive Knock Off, and KO Lurantis with their Flying-type STAB moves.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Egor, 439341]]
- Quality checked by: [[MajorBowman, 188164], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[A Cake Wearing A Hat, 388157], [name, id]]
 

Egor

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[OVERVIEW]

Lurantis is a notable Trick Room attacker thanks to its fairly low Speed and ability Contrary, which allows it to set up via Superpower. Contrary also lets Lurantis support its teammates by deterring Intimidate users from switching in with the threat of an Attack boost. Additionally, Lurantis's Grass typing makes it immune to Spore and Rage Powder from Amoonguss, although Lurantis still loses to Sludge Bomb. However, Lurantis's low base Speed means that it fits only on semi- or full Trick (RH) Room teams, and its poor movepool leaves it pretty one-dimensional and predictable.

[SET]
name: Contrary Attacker
move 1: Leaf Blade
move 2: Superpower
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Protect
item: Figy Berry
ability: Contrary
nature: Brave
evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe

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

Leaf Blade is the most spammable move on the set, boasting great power and accuracy. Superpower in conjunction with Contrary lets Lurantis set up and gives it nice neutral coverage alongside Leaf Blade, only resisted by Flying- and Poison-types. Knock Off hits bulky Psychic-types like Mega Metagross, Cresselia, and Gothitelle and provides additional utility in removing items like Berries and Assault Vest. Protect is used for scouting foes' moves, surviving a double target, or waiting for a teammate to set Trick Room up.

Set Details
========

Figy Berry heals Lurantis for 50% of its maximum HP when it's at low HP, thus increasing its longevity and improving its chance to successfully sweep an opposing team. Contrary allows Lurantis to set up via Superpower and deter Intimidate from the likes of Incineroar, Landorus-T, and Mega Manectric. The given EV spread along with 0 Speed IVs and a Brave nature makes Lurantis as powerful and slow as possible and gives it decent bulk.

Usage Tips
========

Lurantis is good as a mid-game sweeper, when its answers are eliminated or weakened enough to be in range of Lurantis's its boosted attacks. Lurantis is also able to soften up its checks by spamming Knock Off and Leaf Blade early-game. You can take advantage of opposing Intimidate users by aggressively double switching Lurantis in on them or keeping it on the field alongside another physical attacker.

Team Options
========

Since Lurantis is very slow, Trick Room setters like Porygon2, Gothitelle, and Hoopa-U are mandatory teammates. Physical attackers that fit on Trick Room teams like Stakataka and Incineroar appreciate Lurantis's Intimidate-deterring capabilities. The former also sets Trick Room, and the latter provides Fake Out and Intimidate support. Other Trick Room attackers like Mega Camerupt and Diancie also usually fit on teams featuring Lurantis thanks to their nice offensive synergy. Pokemon such as Volcanion and the aforementioned Stakataka help Lurantis deal with troublesome Pokemon like Celesteela, Mega Charizard Y, and Amoonguss.

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

Defog is an option for teams that have Pokemon extremely weak to Stealth Rock like Mega Charizard Y, although Lurantis struggles to fit this move. A special set with Leaf Storm can be used, but its lack of power and inability to take advantage of opposing Intimidate users make this set inferior to physical ones.

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

**Faster Pokemon**: Since Lurantis is extremely slow, outspeeding and KOing it outside of Trick Room with Pokemon like Mega Charizard Y, Mega Salamence, and Tornadus isn't a difficult task.

**Fire-types**:(space)While Lurantis can beat some of them, notably Incineroar, under Trick Room, all Fire-type Pokemon, such as Volcanion and Victini, are capable of threatening it outside of Trick Room. A special mention goes to Mega Charizard Y, as it takes almost no damage from any of Lurantis's attacks, letting it beat Lurantis even under Trick Room.

**Flying-types**: Pokemon like Tornadus and Mega Salamence are resistant to Leaf Blade and Superpower, survive Knock Off, and KO Lurantis with their Flying-type STAB moves.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Egor, 439341]]
- Quality checked by: [[MajorBowman, 188164], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[A Cake Wearing A Hat, 388157], [name, id]]
Implemented, thx. Analysis is ready to upload!
 

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