AAA Magic Guard Cinderace [Done]

[SET]
Magic Guard (Cinderace) @ Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick / Gunk Shot
- Will-O-Wisp / U-turn / Gunk Shot
- Swords Dance / Taunt / Court Change


[SET COMMENTS]
Cinderace's high Speed, high Attack, and wide utility movepool make it a versatile attacker that can both dish out substantial damage and disrupt opposing Pokemon indirectly. High Jump Kick hits Garganacl while also being the best option against Well-Baked Body users such as Corviknight and Skarmory, and Gunk Shot hits Scream Tail, Primarina, and Primordial Sea Zapdos. Cinderace can use Will-O-Wisp to cripple would-be switch-ins such as Great Tusk, Garchomp, Swampert, and Dragonite, pivot out on them with U-turn, or carry Gunk Shot for maximum coverage. Swords Dance helps Cinderace wallbreak, while Taunt prevents foes from inflicting status, recovering, or controlling entry hazards, which Cinderace can control itself with Court Change. In particular, Taunt improves Cinderace's matchup against Unaware users such as Mandibuzz and Scream Tail by prohibiting their recovery. Life Orb amplifies Cinderace's damage output, while Focus Sash provides recourse against Pokemon that would otherwise OHKO it, allowing it to score surprise KOs or get off valuable utility moves in a pinch. Magic Guard removes Life Orb recoil, the chance for Focus Sash to be broken by indirect damage, and Cinderace's vulnerability to Entry Hazard damage. Cinderace's ability to pressure Corviknight and Skarmory is appreciated by other wallbreakers that can struggle to deal with them like Roaring Moon, Iron Boulder, and Barraskewda, all of which Cinderace can help enter the field with U-turn. Cinderace is threatened by faster Pokemon like Zamazenta and Deoxys-S, so defensive Pokemon that can switch into these such as Empoleon, Corviknight, and Mandibuzz are helpful partners. Well-Baked Body Gholdengo completely walls Cinderace, making partners that can force out or eliminate it like Roaring Moon, Chien-Pao, and Gengar valuable teammates.

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Cinderace’s speed, attack, and wide utility movepool make it a versatile attacker that can both dish out substantial damage and disrupt opposing Pokémon indirectly. add a sentence here about the importance of magic guard here, highlight no hazard damage and no recoil from flare blitz Flare Blitz provides a strong STAB option and hits common physical walls like Corviknight and Skarmory super effectively. stab moves don't really require explanation, if you plan on keeping this, then you should specify "non Well-Baked Body variants of Corviknight and Skarmory", since its very common with skarm and a bit rare but still used by corv High Jump Kick hits Pokemon rock types like Garganacl, Primordial Sea Archaludon, and Well-Baked Body Kingambit, while and Gunk Shot hits Scream Tail, Primarina, and Primordial Sea Zapdos. Cinderace can use Will-O-Wisp to cripple would-be switch-ins such as Great Tusk, Garchomp, Swampert, and Dragonite, burn is more known for crippling hard hitting offensive mons, but not really walls, so i don't think pert is a necessary mention or pivot out of them with U-turn. Swords Dance helps Cinderace wallbreak, while Taunt prevents opponents from setting up and removing hazards, as well as recovering HP; alternatively, Court Change allows Cinderace to control hazards and screens. inflicting status, recovering, or controlling Entry Hazards, which Cinderace can itself control with Court Change. (tbh status really isn't too big of a deal right now, so not really worth a mention, also wanted to reword some things)(explain why cinderace typically choose life orb and also explain why it can use focus sash as an alternative) Cinderace’s positive matchup against Corviknight and Skarmory is appreciated by other wallbreakers that can struggle to deal with them like Roaring Moon, Iron Boulder, and Barraskewda., all of whom Cinderace can help enter the field with U-turn. Cinderace is threatened by faster Pokémon like Zamazenta, and offensive Deoxys-S, and Choice Scarf Roaring Moon, so defensive Pokémon that can switch into these such as Empoleon, Corviknight, and Mandibuzz are helpful partners. most deoxys are offensive, also wanted to list moon since its super common Well-Baked Body Pokemon Ghost types like Gholdengo and Skarmory Palossand completely wall counter Cinderace, making partners that can force out or eliminate them like Roaring Moon and Zapdos, Chien-Pao, and Gengar valuable teammates. palossand doesn't exist i'm afraid, also there doesn't need to be too many examples, a few will suffice
 

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[SET]
Magic Guard (Cinderace) @ Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick / Gunk Shot
- Will-O-Wisp / U-turn
- Swords Dance / Taunt / Court Change

[SET COMMENTS]
Cinderace’s high speed Speed, attack Attack, and wide utility movepool make it a versatile attacker that can both dish out substantial damage and disrupt opposing Pokémon indirectly. Flare Blitz provides a strong STAB option and hits common physical walls like Corviknight and Skarmory super effectively. High Jump Kick hits rock types like Garganacl while also being its best option against Well-Baked Body users such as Corviknight and Skarmory, and Gunk Shot hits Scream Tail, Primarina, and Primordial Sea Zapdos. Cinderace can use Will-O-Wisp to cripple would-be switch-ins such as Great Tusk, Garchomp, Swampert, and Dragonite, or pivot out of on them with U-turn. Swords Dance helps Cinderace wallbreak Any particular things that you can wallbreak?, while Taunt prevents opponents from inflicting status, recovering, or controlling Entry Hazards, which Cinderace can itself control with Court Change. Don't forget to mention items and what they help with Cinderace’s positive matchup against Corviknight and Skarmory is appreciated by other wallbreakers that can struggle to deal with them like Roaring Moon, Iron Boulder, and Barraskewda, all of whom Cinderace can help enter the field with U-turn. Cinderace is threatened by faster Pokémon like Zamazenta and offensive Deoxys-S, so defensive Pokémon that can switch into these such as Empoleon, Corviknight, and Mandibuzz are helpful partners. Well-Baked Body Ghost types like Gholdengo and Palossand completely wall Cinderace Well-Baked Body Gholdengo walls Cinderace completely I'm sorry, but I can't let Palossand be on here in good faith, making partners that can force out or eliminate them it like Roaring Moon, Chien-Pao, and Gengar valuable teammates.

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[SET]
Magic Guard (Cinderace) @ Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick / Gunk Shot
- Will-O-Wisp / U-turn
- Swords Dance / Taunt / Court Change

[SET COMMENTS]
Cinderace’s high speed Speed, attack Attack, and wide utility movepool make it a versatile attacker that can both dish out substantial damage and disrupt opposing Pokémon indirectly. Flare Blitz provides a strong STAB option and hits common physical walls like Corviknight and Skarmory super effectively. High Jump Kick hits rock types like Garganacl while also being its best option against Well-Baked Body users such as Corviknight and Skarmory, and Gunk Shot hits Scream Tail, Primarina, and Primordial Sea Zapdos. Cinderace can use Will-O-Wisp to cripple would-be switch-ins such as Great Tusk, Garchomp, Swampert, and Dragonite, or pivot out of on them with U-turn. Swords Dance helps Cinderace wallbreak Any particular things that you can wallbreak?, while Taunt prevents opponents from inflicting status, recovering, or controlling Entry Hazards, which Cinderace can itself control with Court Change. Don't forget to mention items and what they help with Cinderace’s positive matchup against Corviknight and Skarmory is appreciated by other wallbreakers that can struggle to deal with them like Roaring Moon, Iron Boulder, and Barraskewda, all of whom Cinderace can help enter the field with U-turn. Cinderace is threatened by faster Pokémon like Zamazenta and offensive Deoxys-S, so defensive Pokémon that can switch into these such as Empoleon, Corviknight, and Mandibuzz are helpful partners. Well-Baked Body Ghost types like Gholdengo and Palossand completely wall Cinderace Well-Baked Body Gholdengo walls Cinderace completely I'm sorry, but I can't let Palossand be on here in good faith, making partners that can force out or eliminate them it like Roaring Moon, Chien-Pao, and Gengar valuable teammates.

[SET CREDITS]
Written by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/cumps.596834/
Quality checked by:
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amqc, implement what you'd like
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Cinderace’s speed, attack, and wide utility movepool make it a versatile attacker that can both dish out substantial damage and disrupt opposing Pokémon indirectly. add a sentence here about the importance of magic guard here, highlight no hazard damage and no recoil from flare blitz Flare Blitz provides a strong STAB option and hits common physical walls like Corviknight and Skarmory super effectively. stab moves don't really require explanation, if you plan on keeping this, then you should specify "non Well-Baked Body variants of Corviknight and Skarmory", since its very common with skarm and a bit rare but still used by corv High Jump Kick hits Pokemon rock types like Garganacl, Primordial Sea Archaludon, and Well-Baked Body Kingambit, while and Gunk Shot hits Scream Tail, Primarina, and Primordial Sea Zapdos. Cinderace can use Will-O-Wisp to cripple would-be switch-ins such as Great Tusk, Garchomp, Swampert, and Dragonite, burn is more known for crippling hard hitting offensive mons, but not really walls, so i don't think pert is a necessary mention or pivot out of them with U-turn. Swords Dance helps Cinderace wallbreak, while Taunt prevents opponents from setting up and removing hazards, as well as recovering HP; alternatively, Court Change allows Cinderace to control hazards and screens. inflicting status, recovering, or controlling Entry Hazards, which Cinderace can itself control with Court Change. (tbh status really isn't too big of a deal right now, so not really worth a mention, also wanted to reword some things)(explain why cinderace typically choose life orb and also explain why it can use focus sash as an alternative) Cinderace’s positive matchup against Corviknight and Skarmory is appreciated by other wallbreakers that can struggle to deal with them like Roaring Moon, Iron Boulder, and Barraskewda., all of whom Cinderace can help enter the field with U-turn. Cinderace is threatened by faster Pokémon like Zamazenta, and offensive Deoxys-S, and Choice Scarf Roaring Moon, so defensive Pokémon that can switch into these such as Empoleon, Corviknight, and Mandibuzz are helpful partners. most deoxys are offensive, also wanted to list moon since its super common Well-Baked Body Pokemon Ghost types like Gholdengo and Skarmory Palossand completely wall counter Cinderace, making partners that can force out or eliminate them like Roaring Moon and Zapdos, Chien-Pao, and Gengar valuable teammates. palossand doesn't exist i'm afraid, also there doesn't need to be too many examples, a few will suffice
implemented, thanks!
 

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[SET]
Magic Guard (Cinderace) @ Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick / Gunk Shot
- Will-O-Wisp / U-turn / Gunk Shot
- Swords Dance / Taunt / Court Change


[SET COMMENTS]
Cinderace’s high Speed, Attack, and wide utility movepool make it a versatile attacker that can both dish out substantial damage and disrupt opposing Pokémon indirectly. Magic Guard prevents damage from entry hazards, Flare Blitz recoil, and either Life Orb recoil or the chance for Focus Sash to be broken by indirect damage. Flare Blitz provides a strong STAB option that hits common physical walls like Corviknight and Skarmory super effectively. emphasize what LO and Sash do for the set, ie make it more threatening offensively vs get off utility moves in a pinch. Flare Blitz doens't need to be explained High Jump Kick hits Garganacl while also being the best option against Well-Baked Body users such as Corviknight and Skarmory, and Gunk Shot hits Scream Tail, Primarina, and Primordial Sea Zapdos. Cinderace can use Will-O-Wisp to cripple would-be switch-ins such as Great Tusk, Garchomp, Swampert, and Dragonite, or pivot out on them with U-turn, or carry Gunk Shot for maximum coverage. Swords Dance helps Cinderace wallbreak, while Taunt prevents opponents from inflicting status, recovering, or controlling Entry Hazards, which Cinderace can itself control with Court Change. again, be more specific; what do you beat with Taunt you don't beat with SD? Life Orb amplifies Cinderace's damage output, while Focus Sash provides recourse against Pokémon that would otherwise OHKO it. moved earlier Cinderace’s positive matchup against Corviknight and Skarmory is appreciated by other wallbreakers that can struggle to deal with them like Roaring Moon, Iron Boulder, and Barraskewda, all of whom Cinderace can help enter the field with U-turn. Cinderace is threatened by faster Pokémon like Zamazenta and Deoxys-S, so defensive Pokémon that can switch into these such as Empoleon, Corviknight, and Mandibuzz are helpful partners. Well-Baked Body Gholdengo completely walls Cinderace, making partners that can force out or eliminate it like Roaring Moon, Chien-Pao, and Gengar valuable teammates.

[SET CREDITS]
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[SET]
Magic Guard (Cinderace) @ Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick / Gunk Shot
- Will-O-Wisp / U-turn / Gunk Shot
- Swords Dance / Taunt / Court Change


[SET COMMENTS]
Cinderace’s high Speed, Attack, and wide utility movepool make it a versatile attacker that can both dish out substantial damage and disrupt opposing Pokémon indirectly. Magic Guard prevents damage from entry hazards, Flare Blitz recoil, and either Life Orb recoil or the chance for Focus Sash to be broken by indirect damage. Flare Blitz provides a strong STAB option that hits common physical walls like Corviknight and Skarmory super effectively. emphasize what LO and Sash do for the set, ie make it more threatening offensively vs get off utility moves in a pinch. Flare Blitz doens't need to be explained High Jump Kick hits Garganacl while also being the best option against Well-Baked Body users such as Corviknight and Skarmory, and Gunk Shot hits Scream Tail, Primarina, and Primordial Sea Zapdos. Cinderace can use Will-O-Wisp to cripple would-be switch-ins such as Great Tusk, Garchomp, Swampert, and Dragonite, or pivot out on them with U-turn, or carry Gunk Shot for maximum coverage. Swords Dance helps Cinderace wallbreak, while Taunt prevents opponents from inflicting status, recovering, or controlling Entry Hazards, which Cinderace can itself control with Court Change. again, be more specific; what do you beat with Taunt you don't beat with SD? Life Orb amplifies Cinderace's damage output, while Focus Sash provides recourse against Pokémon that would otherwise OHKO it. moved earlier Cinderace’s positive matchup against Corviknight and Skarmory is appreciated by other wallbreakers that can struggle to deal with them like Roaring Moon, Iron Boulder, and Barraskewda, all of whom Cinderace can help enter the field with U-turn. Cinderace is threatened by faster Pokémon like Zamazenta and Deoxys-S, so defensive Pokémon that can switch into these such as Empoleon, Corviknight, and Mandibuzz are helpful partners. Well-Baked Body Gholdengo completely walls Cinderace, making partners that can force out or eliminate it like Roaring Moon, Chien-Pao, and Gengar valuable teammates.

[SET CREDITS]
Written by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/cumps.596834/
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cumps implement this pls
implemented, thanks and sorry about the delay!
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[SET]
Magic Guard (Cinderace) @ Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick / Gunk Shot
- Will-O-Wisp / U-turn / Gunk Shot
- Swords Dance / Taunt / Court Change

[SET COMMENTS]
Cinderace’s Cinderace's high Speed, high Attack, and wide utility movepool make it a versatile attacker that can both dish out substantial damage and disrupt opposing Pokémon Pokemon indirectly. Life Orb amplifies Cinderace's damage output, while Focus Sash provides recourse against Pokémon that would otherwise OHKO it, allowing it to score surprise KOs or get off valuable utility moves in a pinch. Magic Guard removes Life Orb recoil, the chance for Focus Sash to be broken by indirect damage, and Cinderace's vulnerability to Entry Hazard damage. (moved to after moves) High Jump Kick hits Garganacl while also being the best option against Well-Baked Body users such as Corviknight and Skarmory, and Gunk Shot hits Scream Tail, Primarina, and Primordial Sea Zapdos. Cinderace can use Will-O-Wisp to cripple would-be switch-ins such as Great Tusk, Garchomp, Swampert, and Dragonite, pivot out on them with U-turn, or carry Gunk Shot for maximum coverage. Swords Dance helps Cinderace wallbreak, while Taunt prevents opponents foes from inflicting status, recovering, or controlling Entry Hazards entry hazards, which Cinderace can itself control itself with Court Change. In particular, Taunt improves Cinderace's matchup against Unaware users such as Mandibuzz and Scream Tail by prohibiting their recovery. Life Orb amplifies Cinderace's damage output, while Focus Sash provides recourse against Pokemon that would otherwise OHKO it, allowing it to score surprise KOs or get off valuable utility moves in a pinch. Magic Guard removes Life Orb recoil, the chance for Focus Sash to be broken by indirect damage, and Cinderace's vulnerability to entry hazard damage. Cinderace’s Cinderace's ability to pressure Corviknight and Skarmory is appreciated by other wallbreakers that can struggle to deal with them like Roaring Moon, Iron Boulder, and Barraskewda, all of whom which Cinderace can help enter the field with U-turn. Cinderace is threatened by faster Pokémon Pokemon like Zamazenta and Deoxys-S, so defensive Pokémon Pokemon that can switch into these such as Empoleon, Corviknight, and Mandibuzz are helpful partners. Well-Baked Body Gholdengo completely walls Cinderace, making partners that can force out or eliminate it like Roaring Moon, Chien-Pao, and Gengar valuable teammates.

[SET CREDITS]
Written by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/cumps.596834/
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https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/ut.523866/
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[SET]
Magic Guard (Cinderace) @ Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick / Gunk Shot
- Will-O-Wisp / U-turn / Gunk Shot
- Swords Dance / Taunt / Court Change

[SET COMMENTS]
Cinderace’s Cinderace's high Speed, high Attack, and wide utility movepool make it a versatile attacker that can both dish out substantial damage and disrupt opposing Pokémon Pokemon indirectly. Life Orb amplifies Cinderace's damage output, while Focus Sash provides recourse against Pokémon that would otherwise OHKO it, allowing it to score surprise KOs or get off valuable utility moves in a pinch. Magic Guard removes Life Orb recoil, the chance for Focus Sash to be broken by indirect damage, and Cinderace's vulnerability to Entry Hazard damage. (moved to after moves) High Jump Kick hits Garganacl while also being the best option against Well-Baked Body users such as Corviknight and Skarmory, and Gunk Shot hits Scream Tail, Primarina, and Primordial Sea Zapdos. Cinderace can use Will-O-Wisp to cripple would-be switch-ins such as Great Tusk, Garchomp, Swampert, and Dragonite, pivot out on them with U-turn, or carry Gunk Shot for maximum coverage. Swords Dance helps Cinderace wallbreak, while Taunt prevents opponents foes from inflicting status, recovering, or controlling Entry Hazards entry hazards, which Cinderace can itself control itself with Court Change. In particular, Taunt improves Cinderace's matchup against Unaware users such as Mandibuzz and Scream Tail by prohibiting their recovery. Life Orb amplifies Cinderace's damage output, while Focus Sash provides recourse against Pokemon that would otherwise OHKO it, allowing it to score surprise KOs or get off valuable utility moves in a pinch. Magic Guard removes Life Orb recoil, the chance for Focus Sash to be broken by indirect damage, and Cinderace's vulnerability to entry hazard damage. Cinderace’s Cinderace's ability to pressure Corviknight and Skarmory is appreciated by other wallbreakers that can struggle to deal with them like Roaring Moon, Iron Boulder, and Barraskewda, all of whom which Cinderace can help enter the field with U-turn. Cinderace is threatened by faster Pokémon Pokemon like Zamazenta and Deoxys-S, so defensive Pokémon Pokemon that can switch into these such as Empoleon, Corviknight, and Mandibuzz are helpful partners. Well-Baked Body Gholdengo completely walls Cinderace, making partners that can force out or eliminate it like Roaring Moon, Chien-Pao, and Gengar valuable teammates.

[SET CREDITS]
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1/1 GP Team done
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