National Dex Mega Scizor Sand Tomb 2A [QC: 2/2] [GP: 1/1] [Done]

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[SET]
name: Two Attacks
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Bullet Punch
move 3: Roost
move 4: Sand Tomb
item: Scizorite
ability: Light Metal
nature: Adamant
evs: 248 HP / 40 Atk / 220 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Mega Scizor is an excellent offensive presence, thanks to its great Attack stat and an excellent ability in Technician to pick off weakened Pokemon. Its excellent typing and great natural bulk allow it to check many of the tier's powerful breakers like Kyurem, Tapu Lele, and Weavile. Bullet Punch is a strong STAB priority move that somewhat makes up for Mega Scizor's terrible base Speed revenge killing faster Pokemon like Kyurem, Mega Diancie, and Weavile. Roost gives it longevity. Sand Tomb allows Mega Scizor to eliminate would-be switch-ins such as, Heatran and Magnezone, while also trapping and removing Toxapex at the risk of a burn. Light Metal before Mega Evolving reduces damage from Greninja's Low Kick. The listed EVs allows Mega Scizor to outspeed specially defensive Heatran and maximum Speed Magnezone, and it still has the bulk to check Pokemon like Mega Latias, Kyurem, and Clefable.


This set fits on balance and bulky offense teams, as they appreciate Mega Scizor switching into many attacks using its bulk and typing, acting as a potent late-game cleaner, and revenge killing. Fairy-types like Clefable and Tapu Koko, which benefit from the removal of Heatran and Magnezone, are ideal teammates. Mega Scizor tends to invite in counters like Zapdos, Ferrothorn, and Slowbro; Pokemon like Heatran and Rotom-W that can take advantage of these Pokemon make good partners. Victini is also a great partner, as it shares many checks with Mega Scizor while checking Mega Charizard Y and Tapu Lele for it. Water-types such as Gastrodon, Slowbro, Rotom-W, Slowking, and Tapu Fini cover Mega Scizor's nasty 4x Fire weakness. Tapu Fini is particularly good, as it summons Misty Terrain, which potentially allows Mega Scizor to trap Toxapex without the risk of getting burned by Scald. In return, Mega Scizor can switch in on the Grass-type moves that annoy Tapu Fini. Mega Scizor removing Toxapex could pave way for setup sweepers like Quiver Dance Volcarona, Calm Mind Clefable, and Swords Dance Weavile.

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

Mega Scizor has no other viable options.

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

**Fire-types and Fire-type coverage**: Moltres, Mega Charizard Y, and Volcarona can swap in on Mega Scizor fairly easily and force it out with their STAB moves. Several Pokemon that Mega Scizor could check like Tapu Lele and Kyurem run Fire-type coverage to break through it.

**Bulky Water-types**: Mega Scizor has a hard time dealing with Slowbro, Rotom-W, and Gastrodon, as they resist its STAB moves and can threaten a burn on it with Scald or Will-O-Wisp. The former two can also grab free momentum

**Bulky Flying-types**: Mega Scizor is unable to do much to Flying-types like Zapdos, Skarmory, and Corviknight, as they resist its moves and can boost alongside it or pivot out. Zapdos can also threaten an OHKO with Heat Wave.

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[SET]
name: 2 Attacks Sand Tomb
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Bullet Punch
move 3: Roost
move 4: Sand Tomb
item: Scizorite
ability: Light Metal
nature: Adamant
evs: 248 HP / 40 Atk / 220 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Mega Scizor is an excellent presence in the metagame, thanks to its great attack stat, excellent typing, good natural bulk, and an excellent ability in Technician. this doesn't tell me anything about its niche in the metagame. what does it check offensively and defensively? what does it threaten? talk about how sd + bp allows it to act as an offensive check to other fast pokemon while keeping its defensive profile since that is a huge part of what makes it differentiate from other steels, because this opening is very vague so far Swords Dance allows Mega Scizor to boost its attack on passive Pokemons like Clefable and Mega Latias. Bullet Punch is a strong STAB priority move that somewhat makes up for Mega Scizor’s terrible base speed. talk about it allows it act somewhat as a revenge killer too Roost gives it the longevity to survive over the course of a game. Sand Tomb allows Mega Scizor to eliminate would be switch-ins such as, Heatran and Magnezone add toxapex here as a target since its competely walls it otherwise . Light Metal is the preferred ability before Mega evolving as it has the niche of reducing damage from Greninja’s Low Kick. The following EVs allows Mega Scizor to outspeed specially defensive Heatran and max speed Magnezone, while still having the bulk to check Pokemons like Mega Latias and Clefable.


talk about what teams it fits on (bulky offensive & balance teams) Fairy-types like Clefable, Tapu Lele, and Tapu Koko, tapu lele is a very awkward teammate since it cancels out bullet punch w terrain, which is not ideal at all that benefit from the removal of Heatran and Magnezone are ideal teammates. Water-types such as Gastrodon, Slowbro, Rotom-W, Slowking and Tapu Fini are favorable teammates as they cover Mega Scizor’s nasty 4x fire weakness. Tapu Fini in particular, as it summons Misty Terrain, which could potentially allow Mega Scizor to trap Toxapex as it cannot be burned by scald. In return Scizor can switch in on the troublesome grass moves that annoy Tapu Fini. i'm sure you can add more here, like teammates that enjoy mega scizor's ability to trap and remove toxapex and Pokemon that enjoy its defensive utility,

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

Mega Scizor can swap Swords Dance out for Pursuit or Defog, but it’s not recommended, as it leaves Mega Scizor very passive. Pursuit allows Mega Scizor to trap Tapu Lele, Mega Latias and Gengar. Defog can be run, but it’s a poor defogger as it doesn’t match up well against most of the Stealth Rock setters in the tier. all of mega scizor's moves are not really worth dropping for this set in particular

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

**Fire types and fire type coverage**: Moltres, Mega Charizard Y and Volcarona can swap in on Mega Scizor fairly easily and threaten it out with their STAB moves. Several Pokemons that Mega Scizor could check like Tapu Lele and Kyurem run fire type coverage to break through it.

**Bulky water types**: Mega Scizor has a hard time dealing with Slowbro, Slowking, Rotom-W and Gastrodon, as they resist its STAB moves.

**Bulky flying types**: Mega Scizor is unable to do much to flying types like Skarmory and Corviknight as they resist its moves and can boost alongside it or pivot out.

**Zapdos**: Zapdos gets a special mention here as it resists all of Mega Scizor’s moves and can threaten an OHKO with Heat Wave.

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there are some grammar errors here, like "Pokemons" instead of just Pokemon but that can be fixed through a re-read. let me know when you've implemented everything
 
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there are some grammar errors here, like "Pokemons" instead of just Pokemon but that can be fixed through a re-read. let me know when you've implemented everything
The changes were implemented, thanks for the advice.
 

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[SET]
name: 2 Attacks Sand Tomb
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Bullet Punch
move 3: Roost
move 4: Sand Tomb
item: Scizorite
ability: Light Metal
nature: Adamant
evs: 248 HP / 40 Atk / 220 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Mega Scizor is an excellent presence in the metagame, thanks to its great attack stat, excellent typing, good natural bulk and an excellent ability in Technician. It is a great check to many of the tiers powerful breakers like Kyurem, Tapu Lele and Weavile. i don't see why you made this a separate sentence, just say "due to this, it's a great check to x, y and z" or it flows horribly otherwise Unlike other walls Steel-types isn't a wall, Mega Scizor has to be accounted for, as otherwise it can steamroll teams really fast with the combination of Swords Dance and Bullet Punch. Mega Scizor can Swords Dance on passive Pokemon like Clefable and Mega Latias. Bullet Punch is a strong STAB priority move that somewhat makes up for Mega Scizor’s terrible base speed. It also acts as a way to revenge kill faster Pokemon like Kyurem, Mega Diancie and Weavile. join this point with the one about it making up for its speed since that's huge Roost gives it the longevity to survive over the course of a game. Sand Tomb allows Mega Scizor to eliminate would be switch-ins such as, Heatran and Magnezone, while also trapping Toxapex but at the risk of a burn. Light Metal is the preferred ability before Mega evolving as it has the niche of reducing damage from Greninja’s Low Kick. The following EVs allows Mega Scizor to outspeed specially defensive Heatran and max speed Magnezone, while still having the bulk to check Pokemon like Mega Latias and Clefable.


This set fits on Balance and Bulky Offense teams, as they appreciate Mega Scizor's ability to swap in on Ice and Fairy type moves switch in on many attacks using its bulk and typing while also and acting as a potent late game cleaner and a revenge killer. Fairy-types like Clefable, and Tapu Koko, that benefit from the removal of Heatran and Magnezone are ideal teammates. Water-types such as Gastrodon, Slowbro, Rotom-W, Slowking and Tapu Fini are favorable teammates as they cover Mega Scizor’s nasty 4x fire weakness. Tapu Fini in particular, as it summons Misty Terrain, which could potentially allow Mega Scizor to trap Toxapex without the risk of getting burned by Scald. In return Scizor can switch in on the troublesome grass moves that annoy Tapu Fini. Removing Toxapex could pave way for set-up sweepers like Quiver Dance Volcarona, Calm Mind Clefable and Swords Dance Weavile.

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

This set loses its niche if any of the moves are swapped out, so its not recommended. Mega Scizor has no other viable options.


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

**Fire types and fire type coverage**: Moltres, Mega Charizard Y and Volcarona can swap in on Mega Scizor fairly easily and threaten it out with their STAB moves. Several Pokemon that Mega Scizor could check like Tapu Lele and Kyurem run fire type coverage to break through it.

**Bulky water types**: Mega Scizor has a hard time dealing with Slowbro, Slowking, Rotom-W and Gastrodon, as they resist its STAB.

**Bulky flying types**: Mega Scizor is unable to do much to flying types like Skarmory and Corviknight as they resist its moves and can boost alongside it or pivot out.

**Zapdos**: Zapdos gets a special mention here as it resists all of Mega Scizor’s moves and can threaten an OHKO with Heat Wave.

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- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
implement for qc 1/2
 

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[SET]
name: 2 Attacks Sand Tomb
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Bullet Punch
move 3: Roost
move 4: Sand Tomb
item: Scizorite
ability: Light Metal
nature: Adamant
evs: 248 HP / 40 Atk / 220 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Mega Scizor is an excellent presence in the metagame, thanks to its great attack stat, excellent typing, good natural bulk and an excellent ability in Technician which allows it to check many of the tiers powerful breakers like Kyurem, Tapu Lele and Weavile. This implies that Technician is what lets Scizor checks these Pokemon, which isn’t really the case. I would split this sentence into two—the first about its great offensive presence thanks to Technician boosted priority and the second about its great defensive profile. Unlike other Steel-types, Mega Scizor has to be accounted for, as otherwise it can steamroll teams really fast with the combination of Swords Dance and Bullet Punch. Bullet Punch is a strong STAB priority move that somewhat makes up for Mega Scizor’s terrible base speed as it allows Mega Scizor to revenge kill faster Pokemon like Kyurem, Mega Diancie and Weavile. Roost gives it the longevity to survive over the course of a game. Sand Tomb allows Mega Scizor to eliminate would be switch-ins such as, Heatran and Magnezone, while also trapping Toxapex but at the risk of a burn. Pex would rather Haze SD boosts away rather than fishing for a burn Light Metal is the preferred ability before Mega evolving as it has the niche of reducing damage from Greninja’s Low Kick. The following EVs allows Mega Scizor to outspeed specially defensive Heatran and max speed Magnezone, while still having the bulk to check Pokemon like Mega Latias, Kyurem, and Clefable.


This set fits on Balance and Bulky Offense teams, as they appreciate Mega Scizor's ability to switch in on many attacks using its bulk and typing and act as a potent late game cleaner and a revenge killer. Fairy-types like Clefable, and Tapu Koko, that benefit from the removal of Heatran and Magnezone are ideal teammates. Water-types such as Gastrodon, Slowbro, Rotom-W, Slowking and Tapu Fini are favorable teammates as they cover Mega Scizor’s nasty 4x fire weakness. Tapu Fini in particular, as it summons Misty Terrain, which could potentially allow Mega Scizor to trap Toxapex without the risk of getting burned by Scald. In return Mega Scizor can switch in on the troublesome grass moves that annoy Tapu Fini. Removing Toxapex could pave way for set-up sweepers like Quiver Dance Volcarona, Calm Mind Clefable and Swords Dance Weavile. This paragraph can be extended a bit, Mega Scizor can tend to invite in Pokemon like Zapdos, Ferrothorn, and Slowbro who don’t mind the BP+Sand Tomb combination. Pokemon like Heatran, Rotom-W, and Rotom-H that can abuse these Pokemon thus make good partners. Victini also makes a good partner since it shares many checks with Mega Scizor, while checking Mega Charizard Y and Tapu Lele for it.

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

Mega Scizor has no other viable options.

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

**Fire types and fire type coverage**: Moltres, Mega Charizard Y and Volcarona can swap in on Mega Scizor fairly easily and threaten it out with their STAB moves. Several Pokemon that Mega Scizor could check like Tapu Lele and Kyurem run fire type coverage to break through it.

**Bulky water types**: Mega Scizor has a hard time dealing with Slowbro, Slowking, Rotom-W and Gastrodon, as they resist its STAB. In return, they can threaten a Scald/Wisp burn, and the former two can grab free momentum with Teleport/Volt Switch.

**Bulky flying types**: Mega Scizor is unable to do much to flying types like Skarmory and Corviknight as they resist its moves and can boost alongside it or pivot out. You can just add Zapdos here, as it threatens Scizor offensively unlike the others.

**Zapdos**: Zapdos gets a special mention here as it resists all of Mega Scizor’s moves and can threaten an OHKO with Heat Wave.

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- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]


I would like to take another look at this before giving the stamp, but this is really good so far.
 

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okay some small minor edits before sending off to gp:


Sand Tomb allows Mega Scizor to eliminate would be switch-ins such as, Heatran and Magnezone, while also trapping Toxapex.
for this sentence add back the burn part towards the end, that was a mistake on sols end but yeah if pex wants to have any hope of beating it it needs a burn


Pokemon like Heatran, Rotom-W, and Rotom-H that can abuse these Pokemon make good partners.
remove the heattom mention here (it got ured), you can replace it with zapdos if u want or u can keep just 2 examples

otherwise this is good to go, implement this and put it in gp!
 

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[SET]
name: 2 Two Attacks
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Bullet Punch
move 3: Roost
move 4: Sand Tomb
item: Scizorite
ability: Light Metal
nature: Adamant
evs: 248 HP / 40 Atk / 220 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Mega Scizor is an excellent offensive presence in the metagame, thanks to its great attack Attack stat and an excellent ability in Technician to pick off weakened Pokemon. Its excellent typing and great natural bulk allows allow it to check many of the tiers powerful breakers tier's powerful wallbreakers like Kyurem, Tapu Lele, (AC) and Weavile. Bullet Punch is a strong STAB priority move that somewhat makes up for Mega Scizor's (AA) terrible base speed as it allows Mega Scizor to revenge kill Speed, revenge killing faster Pokemon like Kyurem, Mega Diancie, (AC) and Weavile. Roost gives it the longevity to survive over the course of a game. longevity. Sand Tomb allows Mega Scizor to eliminate would be switch-ins such as, would-be switch-ins, such as Heatran and Magnezone, while also trapping and removing (I assume?) Toxapex at the risk of a burn. Light Metal is the preferred ability before Mega evolving as it has the niche of reducing before Mega Evolving reduces damage from Greninja's (AA) Low Kick. The following EVs allows listed EVs allow Mega Scizor to outspeed specially defensive Heatran and max speed Magnezone, while still having maximum Speed Magnezone, and it still has the bulk to check Pokemon like Mega Latias, Kyurem, (AC) and Clefable.


This set fits on Balance and Bulky Offense balance and bulky offense teams, as they appreciate Mega Scizor's ability to switch in on Scizor switching into many attacks using its bulk and typing and act as a potent late game cleaner and a revenge killer. typing, acting as a potent late-game cleaner, and revenge killing. Fairy-types like Clefable, and Tapu Koko, that Clefable and Tapu Koko, which benefit from the removal of Heatran and Magnezone, (AC) are ideal teammates. Mega Scizor tends to invite in Pokemon counters like Zapdos, Ferrothorn, and Slowbro who don’t mind the any of Scizor's attacks . Slowbro; Pokemon like Heatran and Rotom-W that can abuse take advantage of these Pokemon make good partners. Victini is also a great partner, (AC) as it shares many checks with Mega Scizor (RC) while checking Mega Charizard Y and Tapu Lele for it. Water-types such as Gastrodon, Slowbro, Rotom-W, Slowking, (AC) and Tapu Fini are favorable teammates as they cover Mega Scizor's (AA) nasty 4x fire Fire weakness. Tapu Fini in particular, is particularly good, as it summons Misty Terrain, which could potentially allow potentially allows Mega Scizor to trap Toxapex without the risk of getting burned by Scald. In return, (AC) Mega Scizor can switch in on the troublesome grass Grass-type moves that annoy Tapu Fini. Mega Scizor removing Toxapex could pave way for set-up setup sweepers like Quiver Dance Volcarona, Calm Mind Clefable, (AC) and Swords Dance Weavile.

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

Mega Scizor has no other viable options.

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

**Fire types and fire type Fire-types and Fire-type coverage**: Moltres, Mega Charizard Y, (AC) and Volcarona can swap in on Mega Scizor fairly easily and threaten force it out with their STAB moves. Several Pokemon that Mega Scizor could check like Tapu Lele and Kyurem run fire type Fire-type coverage to break through it.

**Bulky water types**: Water-types**: Mega Scizor has a hard time dealing with Slowbro, Rotom-W, (AC) and Gastrodon, as they resist its STAB moves and can threaten a burn on Scizor with Scald or Will-o-wisp, while the it with Scald or Will-O-Wisp. The former two can also grab free momentum.

**Bulky flying types**: Flying-types**: Mega Scizor is unable to do much to flying types Flying-types like Zapdos, Skarmory, (AC) and Corviknight, (AC) as they resist its moves and can boost alongside it or pivot out. The former Zapdos can also threaten an OHKO with Heat Wave. (removed extra linebreak under)

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- Written by: [[yogo896, 574233]]
- Quality checked by: [[Zneon, 487629], [Solaros & Lunaris, 471780], [adem, 529732]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Adeleine, 517429]]

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