Metang (Analysis) [GP 0/2]

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Metang
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[Overview]

<p>Although this disc-shaped robotic lifeform may not seem to be as agressive and threatening as its evolution - Metagross, its decent base 100 Defense, and respectable base 80 Special Defense, allow it to play an interesting role in the NU metagame, that of a Tank. It has access to Eviolite, which enhances its ability to fulfill this role. It has a useful typing- weak only to two, resistant to eight, and immune to one. This paired with a good movepool, consisting of moves, such as Earthquake, Stealth Rock, and Meteor Mash. It's not all good for Metang, the only recovery move it has access to is Rest, which puts it to sleep; that coupled with a ridiculously low base 50 Speed, makes it tougher for Metang to function effectively without being outclassed and outperformed in several aspects by other Pokemon of the metagame. Metang relies on its powerful attacks and boosting moves to fulfill its role.</p>

[SET]
name: Tank
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Meteor Mash
move 3: Toxic
move 4: Earthquake
item: Eviolite
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>With a base 100 Defense, and a base 80 Special Defense, along with the Eviolite boost, Metang clearly has enough bulk to function as a tank. Stealth Rock is a useful support move for the team, not only does it help Metang, it also helps your team. Stealth Rock will provide useful support as it can damage any of your opponent's Pokemon if he chooses to switch in a Pokemon that can damage Metang. Meteor Mash has a base 100 power. That, coupled with STAB, and the 20% chance of boosting Metang's attack stat make it a useful move to have. Although there is a 15% chance of it missing, that's a trade-off that is worth a severe dent in the opponent's Pokemon. Toxic is another useful support move. It's main purpose is to wear down walls, by slowly and steadily sucking away at their health. Metagross, due to its typing, is unaffected by opposing Toxic, or Toxic Spikes, and thus is lucky to escape the wrath of potentially, one of the most lethal support moves. Earthquake is an obvious choice on Metang. It provides decent coverage with Meteor Mash, and allows it to damage the Steel-types that resist Meteor Mash.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Metang's defensive type resistances, allow it to make the most use of its Defense, this, along with a base 100 Defense, and base 80 Special Defense, mean that the maximum investment should go into Defense, hence the 252 Defense EVs. If needed, a split EV spread, between Special Defense and Defense can also be used if needed. The HP EVs are understandable, since they provide Metang enough HP to survive a few hits and the rest are dumped in Special Defense, to boost its second best base stat. Eviolite is the obvious choice for an item, considering that it boosts both Defense and Special Defense by 50%. This enhances its defensive capabilities. Recovery support is useful, since Metang is bound to take hits. Thus, wish support, by clerics, such as Audino and Alomomola is excellent, as it helps Metang recover its health and continue to battle. To cover for Metang's Fire- and Ground-type resistances, Pokemon such as Altaria and Almomola, are good partners. The latter of which, is also a useful partner due to its cleric capabilities. Other Pokemon who can provide such resistances, such as Swellow and Haunter can also take advantage of Ground-type moves and get a safe switch, and thus make useful partners. Pokemon that enjoy having screen support are also good partners for Metang, mainly set up sweepers.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>While Metang functions effectively as a Tank, its functionality can be put to use in other options, such as a Dual Screener. It has access to both Light Clay and Stealth Rock along with the two screens, allowing it to function as a Dual Screener. It also has access to an array of offensive moves, such as ThunderPunch, Ice Punch, Zen Headbutt, Bullet Punch, Rock Slide, Gyro Ball, and Explosion, all of which can be used in a set to provide it with greater coverage, allowing it to cover types that the rest of your team might be weak to. Explosion can be used on any set, to give it an easy escape route, and do some damage through it, but it must be used wearily. Set up sets, based around moves such as Agility/Rock Polish, Hone Claws, and Iron Defense can also be used. A lethal Toxic/Thunder Wave moveset can be formed to stall the walls in the metagame. An interesting Trick set is also viable, as it can be used to annoy your opponents and possibly create sweeping opportunities for Metang's teammates.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Although Metang has relatively high defensive stats, it is still highly vulnerable to Ground- and Fire-type attacks, and thus, almost any Pokemon, with decent attack stats and access to either Ground- or Fire-type attacks, can easily take down Metang. Pokemon such as Magmortar, Quagsire, Simsear, and Torkoal all have the ability to violate Metang in such a way, and work as extremely good counters to it. Duosion may not seem very threatening, but it is able to damage Metang, with either Trick Room, or by using Calm Mind and proceeding to work towards denting Metagross' health. Bulky Pokemon with access to cleric moves, such as Meganium and Audino, can use moves such as Leech Seed, Aromatherapy, Giga Drain, and Thunder Wave, in conjunction with their high bulk, can eat away at Metang's health.</p>
 

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[Overview]

<p>Although this disc-shaped robotic lifeform may not seem to be as agressive and threatening as its evolution, Metagross, its decent base 100 Defense, and respectable base 80 Special Defense, allow it to play an interesting role be a tank in the NU metagame., that of a Tank. It has access to Eviolite, which enhances its ability to fulfill this role. Its useful typing makes Metang weak only to two, resistant to eight, and immune to one. This also has a good movepool, consisting of moves, such as Earthquake, Stealth Rock, and Meteor Mash. It's not all good for Metang as the only recovery move it has access to is Rest, which puts it to sleep, and its that coupled with a ridiculously low base 50 Speed, makes it tougher for Metang to function effectively without being outclassed and outperformed in several aspects by other Pokemon in the metagame. Metang relies on its powerful attacks and boosting moves to fulfill its role.</p>

[SET]
name: Tank
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Meteor Mash
move 3: Toxic
move 4: Earthquake
item: Eviolite
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

<p>With a base 100 Defense, and a base 80 Special Defense, and the Eviolite boost, Metang clearly has enough bulk to function as a tank. Stealth Rock is a useful support move for the team, not only does it help Metang, it also helps your team.Stealth Rock will providing useful support as it can damage any of your opponent's Pokemon if he chooses to switch in a Pokemon that can damage Metang. Meteor Mash's 100 Base Power, That, coupled with STAB, and the 20% chance of boosting Metang's Attack stat make it a useful move to have. Although there is a 15% chance of it missing, that's a trade-off that Its imperfect accuracy is worth a severe dent in the opponent's Pokemon. Toxic is another useful support move. It's main purpose is to wear down walls., by slowly and steadily sucking away at their health.Due to its typing, Metang is unaffected by opposing Toxic, and Toxic Spikes, and thus is lucky to escape the wrath of potentially, one of the most lethal support moves. Earthquake is an obvious choice on Metang. It provides decent coverage with Meteor Mash, and allows it to damage the Steel-types that resist Meteor Mash.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Metang's defensive type resistances, allow it to make the most use of its Defense, along with a base 100 Defense, and base 80 Special Defense, meaning that the maximum investment should go into Defense., hence the 252 Defense EVs. If needed, an EV spread where the EVs are split between Special Defense and Defense can also be used if needed. The HP EVs are understandable, since they provide Metang enough HP to survive a few hits and the rest of the EVs are dumped in Special Defense, to boost its second best base stat. Eviolite is the obvious choice for an item, considering that it boosts both Defense and Special Defense by 50%, enhancing its defensive capabilities. Recovery support is useful, since Metang is bound to take hits. Thus, Wish support from the likes of Audino and Alomomola is excellent, as it increases Metang's longevity, letting it fight longer. To cover for Metang's Fire- and Ground-type weaknesses, Pokemon such as Altaria and Almomola, are good partners. The latter of which, is also a useful partner due to its cleric capabilities. Other Pokemon who can provide such resistances, such as Swellow and Haunter can also switch in easily on Ground-type moves aimed for Metang, making them useful partners. Pokemon that enjoy having screen support are also good partners for Metang, mainly set up sweepers.</p>

[Other Options]

<p>While Metang functions effectively as a tank, it can also be used as a dual screener. It has access to both Light Clay and Stealth Rock along with the two screens, allowing it to function as a Dual Screener. It also has access to an array of offensive moves, such as ThunderPunch, Ice Punch, Zen Headbutt, Bullet Punch, Rock Slide, Gyro Ball, and Explosion, all of which can be used in a set to provide it with greater coverage, allowing it to cover types that the rest of your team might be weak to. Explosion can be used on any set, to give it an easy escape route, and do some damage through it, but it must be used wearily. Set up sets, based around moves such as Agility/Rock Polish, Hone Claws, and Iron Defense can also be used. A lethal Toxic/Thunder Wave moveset can be formed to stall the walls in the metagame. An interesting Trick set is also viable, as it can be used to annoy your opponents and possibly create sweeping opportunities for Metang's teammates.</p>

[Checks and Counters]

<p>Although Metang has relatively high defensive stats, it is still highly vulnerable to Ground- and Fire-type attacks, and thus, almost any Pokemon, with decent attack stats and access to either Ground- or Fire-type attacks, can easily take down Metang. Pokemon such as Magmortar, Quagsire, Simsear, and Torkoal all have the ability to violate Metang in such a way, and work as extremely good counters to it. Duosion may not seem very threatening, but it is able to damage Metang, with either Trick Room, or by using Calm Mind and proceeding to work towards denting Metagross' health. Bulky Pokemon with access to cleric moves, such as Meganium and Audino, can use moves such as Leech Seed, Aromatherapy, Giga Drain, and Thunder Wave, in conjunction with their high bulk, can eat away at Metang's health.</p>


Very redundant and unnecessary parts throughout this analysis..
 
By the way, in the OO section remove the mentions of the Toxic/Thunder Wave set, since Metang does not learn Thunder Wave. I forgot to remove it before passing the analysis to you, my apologies
 
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