AG Nasty Plot Calyrex-S [GP: 1/2]

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[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Astral Barrage
move 3: Draining Kiss / Psyshock
move 4: Baton Pass / Psyshock
item: Life Orb / Focus Sash / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: As One (Spectrier)
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Nasty Plot Calyrex-S is one of the most lethal setup sweepers in AG, threatening almost the entire metagame due to its amazing Special Attack and Speed tier, powerful STAB move in Astral Barrage, and strong ability in As One. Nasty Plot lets Calyrex-S set up on foes that it can force to switch out such as Necrozma-DM, Zacian-C, and Lunala, giving it better firepower to break through bulky walls such as Yveltal, Ho-Oh, and specially defensive Eternatus if lacking Psyshock. Draining Kiss turns into Max Starfall under Dynamax, letting Calyrex-S OHKO specially defensive Yveltal after a Nasty Plot boost, while also heavily damaging Tyranitar and outright KOing it after a boost and some chip damage. Baton Pass pairs well with Nasty Plot, since it lets Calyrex-S take advantage of switch-ins such as Yveltal and Tyranitar by pivoting out and passing its Nasty Plot boosts onto other special wallbreakers such as Life Orb Yveltal, Xerneas, and Life Orb Eternatus, making them extremely difficult to check. Psyshock is an option over either Baton Pass or Draining Kiss to nail Blissey while more immediately threatening specially defensive Eternatus. Life Orb significantly increases Calyrex-S's damage output, dealing extra damage to bulky walls such as Ho-Oh, Eternatus, and Zygarde-C and offensive threats like Zacian-C and Groudon, as well as guaranteeing an OHKO on specially defensive Yveltal with Max Starfall at +2. Focus Sash is an alternative item to withstand an attack from threats like Ditto, Sucker Punch Yveltal, and Marshadow. However, Calyrex-S has to be wary of Stealth Rock or Spikes breaking Focus Sash, which limits its utility. Heavy-Duty Boots grants Calyrex-S an immunity to entry hazards, notably Sticky Web, making it tougher to wear down compared to Life Orb. It also pairs excellently with Baton Pass, allowing Calyrex-S to switch out many times without being damaged by the aforementioned entry hazards. Maximum Speed investment with a Timid nature allows Calyrex-S to outspeed Jolly Zacian-C and Speed tie with opposing Calyrex-S.

Nasty Plot Calyrex-S's best fit is on bulky offense and hyper offense teams, as it can find the right support to weaken its extremely limited number of checks. Special wallbreakers such as Life Orb Yveltal, Xerneas, and Life Orb Eternatus can benefit from Calyrex-S's Nasty Plot boosts if it's running Baton Pass. Sucker Punch Yveltal is an especially strong partner, as it can prevent Ditto from completely destroying a team once it has copied Calyrex-S, while specially defensive sets can take boosted Astral Barrages and Imposter-proof any sets without Draining Kiss relatively easily. Teammates that can pressure Yveltal and Tyranitar for Calyrex-S such as Zacian-C, Xerneas, Marshadow, and Kyogre are appreciated in order for Calyrex-S to pressure teams even more. On hyper offense teams, Shuckle can provide Sticky Web support for Calyrex-S, which allows it to outspeed Choice Scarf Kyogre and avoid the Speed tie from opposing Calyrex-S, while Excadrill is an alternative lead that removes damaging entry hazards and Sticky Web with Rapid Spin, which is especially helpful for Focus Sash variants of Calyrex-S. Regieleki is a useful entry hazard remover with Rapid Spin as well, since it can force out threats like Yveltal and opposing Calyrex-S thanks to its Electric-type STAB moves and unmatched Speed tier.

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

Substitute is an option for Calyrex-S to protect itself against Sucker Punch from offensive Yveltal, scout the foe's moves, and potentially stop Ditto from taking advantage of it. However, it's hard to utilize, since other moves like Psyshock and Baton Pass are generally more useful. Colbur Berry is potentially worthwhile to survive attacks from Yveltal under Dynamax as well as Necrozma-DM's Knock Off, hitting them back with +2 Max Starfall and Astral Barrage, respectively. However, Colbur Berry is niche compared to the listed items. Leaf Storm can KO Tyranitar after a Nasty Plot boost, but it has no other use and its Special Attack drop cancels out Calyrex-S's Nasty Plot boosts, which can be unfavorable.

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

**Yveltal**: Yveltal is the biggest and most reliable threat to Calyrex-S; a specially defensive set can switch into Astral Barrage and Psyshock with extreme ease due to its Dark typing and reliable recovery, force Calyrex-S out with a STAB move like Knock Off, Foul Play, or Snarl, and pivot into another teammate with U-turn if Calyrex-S switches out. However, Yveltal must be very cautious if Calyrex-S has set up, since +2 Life Orb Max Starfall can OHKO it. Offensive Yveltal sets can also threaten Calyrex-S using Sucker Punch and Dynamax, but it struggles to switch in on a Astral Barrage or Draining Kiss, especially after a Nasty Plot boost. Additionally, it becomes a less reliable check to Calyrex-S if it decides to forego Roost.

**Tyranitar**: Tyranitar's Dark typing and natural special bulk enhanced by sand make it a fantastic answer to Calyrex-S, forcing it out with Foul Play and wearing it down with sand damage. However, Tyranitar's only recovery move is Rest, which an opponent can greatly take advantage of by switching out into another teammate. It should also be wary of +2 Max Starfall from Calyrex-S, as it can OHKO Tyranitar if it's slightly chipped and summons Misty Terrain to block Tyranitar's access to status moves.

**Bulky Normal-types**: Blissey and Porygon2 comfortably switch into Calyrex-S if it's lacking Psyshock. However, Blissey gets OHKOed by boosted Psyshock, and Porygon2 has to watch out for +2 Max Mindstorm.

**Revenge Killers**: Revenge killers such as Ditto, Choice Scarf Calyrex-S, Choice Scarf Kyogre, and Marshadow all pose a huge threat to Nasty Plot Calyrex-S, which is largely unable to handle them. Ditto is especially annoying for its capability to use the Special Attack boosts Calyrex amasses to run through teams itself. However, Calyrex-S can situationally beat all of these revenge killers if it's running a Focus Sash and is at full health, although this is not a reliable form of counterplay, and the rare Substitute handles Ditto.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Rotten, 491896]]
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:ss/calyrex-shadow:
[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Astral Barrage
move 3: Draining Kiss / Psyshock
move 4: Baton Pass / Psyshock
item: Life Orb / Focus Sash / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: As One (Spectrier)
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Nasty Plot Calyrex-S is one of the most lethal setup sweepers in AG, threatening almost the entire metagame due to its amazing Special Attack, powerful STABS in Astral Barrage and Psyshock, amazing Astral Barrage, fascinating Speed tier, and a strong ability in As One. Nasty Plot lets Calyrex-S sets up on foes that it can force to switch out such as Necrozma-DM, Giratina, and Lunala, giving it better firepower to break through bulky walls such as Ho-Oh, (AC) and specially defensive Eternatus, and potentially even Yveltal. Draining Kiss turns into Max Starfall under Dynamax, letting Calyrex-S OHKO specially defensive Yveltal after a Nasty Plot boost, while also heavily damaging Tyranitar and outright KOing it after some chip. Psyshock is an option over Draining Kiss instead to nail Blissey, while having a greater chance to KO specially defensive Eternatus. Baton Pass pairs well with Nasty Plot, passing Calyrex-S's boosts onto other dangerous special wallbreakers such as Life Orb Yveltal, Xerneas, and Life Orb Eternatus, making them extremely difficult to check. [mention here how np is especially good because Caly forces a ton of switches which it can take advantage of to pass boosts] Psyshock can also be run over Baton Pass instead if Calyrex-S is running Draining Kiss in the third moveslot. Life Orb significantly increases Calyrex-S's damage output, dealing extra damage to bulky walls such as Ho-Oh, Eternatus, and Zygarde-C, (AC) as well as guaranteeing an OHKO on Yveltal with Draining Kiss at +2 under Dynamax. Focus Sash is an alternative item over Life Orb to survive an attack from threats like Ditto, Sucker Punch Yveltal, and Marshadow. However, Calyrex-S has to be wary of Stealth Rock or Spikes breaking Focus Sash, which limit its utility. Heavy-Duty Boots grants Calyrex-S an immunity to entry hazards like Stealth Rock, Spikes, and notably Sticky Web, while being tougher to wear down compared to Life Orb. [mention how this longevity is especially good with baton pass since it'll be coming in a bunch] Colbur Berry is potentially worthwhile to survive attacks from Yveltal under Dynamax as well as Necrozma-DM's Knock Off, hitting them back with +2 Max Starfall and Astral Barrage, respectively. [move this to oo since it's not a slash] However, Colbur Berry is niche compared to other useful items like Life Orb, Focus Sash, and Heavy-Duty Boots. [see above] Maximum Speed investment with a Timid nature allows Calyrex-S to outspeed Jolly Zacian-C and Speed tie with opposing Calyrex-S.

Nasty Plot Calyrex-S's best fit is on bulky offense and hyper offense teams, as it can find the right support for its extremely limited number of checks to potentially be weakened. Teammates that can pressure Yveltal and Tyranitar for Calyrex-S such as Zacian-C, Xerneas, and Kyogre are appreciated needed in order for Calyrex-S to effectively pressure teams once its checks they are removed from a match. Yveltal is also a strong partner, as it prevents Ditto from completely destroying destructing a team once it has copied Calyrex-S. On hyper offense teams, Shuckle can provide Sticky Web support for Calyrex-S which allows it to outspeed Choice Scarf Kyogre and avoid the speed tie from opposing Calyrex-S, while Excadrill is an alternative lead that removes entry hazards like Stealth Rock, Spikes, or Sticky Web with Rapid Spin. Special wallbreakers such as Life Orb Yveltal, Xerneas, and Life Orb Eternatus benefit from Calyrex-S's Nasty Plot boosts if it's running Baton Pass, as it can pass its boosts onto them.

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

Substitute is an option to prevent Calyrex-S from being taken advantage of by Ditto, protect itself against Sucker Punch from offensive Yveltal, and scout the foe's moves. However, it's hard to utilize since other useful moves like Draining Kiss and Baton Pass as they are generally more useful. Leaf Storm can KO Tyranitar after a Nasty Plot boost, but it has no other use cases and the Special Attack drop from it cancels out gets rid of Calyrex-S's Nasty Plot boosts, which can be unfavorable. [move colbur discussion here]

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

**Yveltal**: Yveltal is the biggest and most reliable threat to Calyrex-S; a specially defensive set can switch into Astral Barrage and Psyshock with extreme ease due to its Dark typing and reliable recovery, force Calyrex-S out with STAB moves in Knock Off, (AC) Foul Play, (AC) or Snarl, and pivot into another teammate with U-turn if Calyrex-S switches out. However, Yveltal must be very cautious if Calyrex-S has set up, since +2 Life Orb Max Starfall can OHKO it. Offensive Yveltal sets can also threaten Calyrex-S using Sucker Punch and Dynamax, but they struggles it struggles to switch in on a Astral Barrage or Draining Kiss, especially after a Nasty Plot boost. Additionally, it becomes a less reliable check to Calyrex-S if it decides to forego Roost.

**Tyranitar**: Tyranitar's Dark typing and natural special bulk largely enhanced by Sand Stream make it a fantastic answer to Calyrex-S, forcing Calyrex-S it out with Foul Play and wearing it down with sand damage. However, Tyranitar's only reliable recovery is Rest, which can greatly be taken advantage of by one if they decide to switch out into another teammate. It should also be wary of +2 Max Starfall from Calyrex-S, as it can OHKO it if it's slightly chipped. [mention that misty terrain from starfall blocks rest, which can hurt ttar under certain conditions]

**Revenge Killers**: Revenge killers such as Choice Scarf Kyogre, Ditto, and Marshadow all pose a huge threat to Calyrex-S, which is largle leaves it unable to handle check them. However, Calyrex-S can potentially beat all of these revenge killers if it's situationally running a Focus Sash and is at full health, although this is not a reliable form of counterplay.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Rotten, 491896]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

Very good!
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:ss/calyrex-shadow:
[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Astral Barrage
move 3: Draining Kiss / Psyshock
move 4: Baton Pass / Psyshock
item: Life Orb / Focus Sash / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: As One (Spectrier)
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Nasty Plot Calyrex-S is one of the most lethal setup sweepers in AG, threatening almost the entire metagame due to its amazing Special Attack and Speed (tier), powerful STABs in Astral Barrage and Psyshock, amazing Speed tier, and a strong ability in As One. Nasty Plot lets Calyrex-S sets up on foes that it can force to switch out such as Necrozma-DM, Giratina, and Lunala, giving it better firepower to break through bulky walls such as Yveltal, Ho-Oh, and specially defensive Eternatus, and potentially even Yveltal reordered, I get that you're trying to say yve can potentially dyna/sucker but it isn't really necessary. Draining Kiss turns into Max Starfall under Dynamax, letting Calyrex-S OHKO specially defensive Yveltal after a Nasty Plot boost, while also heavily damaging Tyranitar and outright KOing it after some chip damage. Psyshock is an option over Draining Kiss instead to nail Blissey, while having a greater chance to KO specially defensive Eternatus i think you could move psyshock's explanation after you explain baton pass, and say "Psyshock is an option over either Baton Pass and Draining Kiss to...". Baton Pass pairs well with Nasty Plot since it lets Calyrex-S take advantage of switch-ins such as Yveltal and Tyranitar by pivoting out and passing its Nasty Plot boosts onto other special wallbreakers such as Life Orb Yveltal, Xerneas, and Life Orb Eternatus, making them extremely difficult to check. Psyshock can also be run over Baton Pass instead if Calyrex-S is running Draining Kiss in the third moveslot remove this if you follow my suggestion about moving the previous sentence about psyshock. Life Orb significantly increases Calyrex-S's damage output, dealing extra damage to bulky walls such as Ho-Oh, Eternatus, and Zygarde-C, as well as guaranteeing an OHKO on specially defensive Yveltal with Max Starfall at +2 you can mention better damage vs offensive mons like zac-c and groudon. Focus Sash is an alternative item over Life Orb to survive an attack from threats like Ditto, Sucker Punch Yveltal, and Marshadow. However, Calyrex-S has to be wary of Stealth Rock or Spikes breaking Focus Sash, which limit its utility. Heavy-Duty Boots grants Calyrex-S an immunity to entry hazards like Stealth Rock, Spikes, and notably Sticky Web, while being tougher to wear down compared to Life Orb. It also pairs excellently with Baton Pass, allowing Calyrex-S to switch out many times without being damaged by the aforementioned entry hazards. Maximum Speed investment with a Timid nature allows Calyrex-S to outspeed Jolly Zacian-C and Speed tie with opposing Calyrex-S.

Nasty Plot Calyrex-S's best fit is on bulky offense and hyper offense teams, as it can find the right support for its extremely limited number of checks to potentially be weakened. Special wallbreakers such as Life Orb Yveltal, Xerneas, and Life Orb Eternatus benefit from Calyrex-S's Nasty Plot boosts if it's running Baton Pass, as it can pass its boosts onto them. moved sentence, I think this is too important to leave for the end. Sucker Punch Yveltal is also an especially strong partner, as it can prevents Ditto from completely destroying a team once it has copied Calyrex-S, while specially defensive sets can take boosted Astral Barrages and Imposter-proof any sets without Draining Kiss relatively easily. imposter max starfall at +3 is going to smack any sets without sucker Teammates that can pressure Yveltal and Tyranitar for Calyrex-S such as Zacian-C, Xerneas, Marshadow and Kyogre are appreciated in order for Calyrex-S to effectively pressure teams once its checks are removed from a match. Yveltal is also a strong partner, as it prevents Ditto from completely destroying a team once it has copied Calyrex-S. moved this as well On hyper offense teams, Shuckle can provide Sticky Web support for Calyrex-S which allows it to outspeed Choice Scarf Kyogre and avoid the speed tie from opposing Calyrex-S, while Excadrill is an alternative lead that removes entry hazards like Stealth Rock, Spikes, or Sticky Web with Rapid Spin, which is especially helpful for Focus Sash variants of Calyrex-S could mention regieleki on ho as well for ability to spin and force out opposing yveltal/calyrex-s. Special wallbreakers such as Life Orb Yveltal, Xerneas, and Life Orb Eternatus benefit from Calyrex-S's Nasty Plot boosts if it's running Baton Pass, as it can pass its boosts onto them.

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

Substitute is an option to prevent Calyrex-S from being taken advantage of by Ditto, protect itself against Sucker Punch from offensive Yveltal, and scout the foe's moves, and potentially prevent Calyrex-S from being taken advantage of by Ditto. reordered; if caly wants to np (which it very likely will have to if yve is healthy), it can't keep sub up However, it's hard to utilize since other useful moves like Draining Kiss Psyshock and Baton Pass as they are generally more useful. Colbur Berry is potentially worthwhile to survive attacks from Yveltal under Dynamax as well as Necrozma-DM's Knock Off, hitting them back with +2 Max Starfall and Astral Barrage, respectively. However, Colbur Berry is niche compared to other useful items like Life Orb, Focus Sash, and Heavy-Duty Boots. Leaf Storm can KO Tyranitar after a Nasty Plot boost, but it has no other use cases and the Special Attack drop from it cancels out Calyrex-S's Nasty Plot boosts, which can be unfavorable.

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

**Yveltal**: Yveltal is the biggest and most reliable threat to Calyrex-S; a specially defensive set can switch into Astral Barrage and Psyshock with extreme ease due to its Dark typing and reliable recovery, force Calyrex-S out with STAB moves in Knock Off, Foul Play, or Snarl, and pivot into another teammate with U-turn if Calyrex-S switches out. However, Yveltal must be very cautious if Calyrex-S has set up, since +2 Life Orb Max Starfall can OHKO it. Offensive Yveltal sets can also threaten Calyrex-S using Sucker Punch and Dynamax, but they struggles it struggles to switch in on a Astral Barrage or Draining Kiss, especially after a Nasty Plot boost. Additionally, it becomes a less reliable check to Calyrex-S if it decides to forego Roost.

**Tyranitar**: Tyranitar's Dark typing and natural special bulk enhanced by Sand Stream make it a fantastic answer to Calyrex-S, forcing it out with Foul Play and wearing it down with sand damage. However, Tyranitar's only reliable recovery is Rest, which can greatly be taken advantage of by one if they decide to switch out into another teammate. It should also be wary of +2 Max Starfall from Calyrex-S, as it can OHKO Tyranitar if it's slightly chipped while summoning Misty Terrain to block Tyranitar's access to status moves.

**Bulky Normal-types**: Blissey and Porygon2 comfortably switch into Calyrex if lacking Psyshock. However, Blissey gets OHKOd by boosted Psyshock, and Porygon2 has to watch out for +2 Max Mindstorm.

**Revenge Killers**: Revenge killers such as Ditto, Choice Scarf Calyrex-S and Kyogre, and Marshadow all pose a huge threat to Nasty Plot Calyrex-S, which is largely unable to handle them. Ditto is especially annoying for its capability to abuse the Special Attack boosts Calyrex amasses and break in return. However, Calyrex-S can beat all of these revenge killers if it's situationally running a Focus Sash and is at full health, although this is not a reliable form of counterplay.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Rotten, 491896]]
- Quality checked by: [[Geysers, 426798], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

good work, lmk once you've implemented and i'll take another look


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[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Astral Barrage
move 3: Draining Kiss / Psyshock
move 4: Baton Pass / Psyshock
item: Life Orb / Focus Sash / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: As One (Spectrier)
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Nasty Plot Calyrex-S is one of the most lethal setup sweepers in AG, threatening almost the entire metagame due to its amazing Special Attack and Speed tier, powerful STABs move in Astral Barrage and Psyshock, and a strong ability in As One psyshock is an option, not really integral to the set. Nasty Plot lets Calyrex-S sets up on foes that it can force to switch out such as Necrozma-DM, Zacian-C Giratina, and Lunala zac is more relevant, giving it better firepower to break through bulky walls such as Yveltal, Ho-Oh, and specially defensive Eternatus this isn't entirely necessary but you could say "...specially defensive Eternatus if lacking Psyshock". Draining Kiss turns into Max Starfall under Dynamax, letting Calyrex-S OHKO specially defensive Yveltal after a Nasty Plot boost, while also heavily damaging Tyranitar and outright KOing it after some chip damage. Baton Pass pairs well with Nasty Plot since it lets Calyrex-S take advantage of switch-ins such as Yveltal and Tyranitar by pivoting out and passing its Nasty Plot boosts onto other special wallbreakers such as Life Orb Yveltal, Xerneas, and Life Orb Eternatus, making them extremely difficult to check. Psyshock is an option over either Baton Pass or Draining Kiss to nail Blissey, while more immediately threatening having a greater chance to OHKO specially defensive Eternatus this implies unboosted astral barrage has a chance to ohko eternatus to me. Life Orb significantly increases Calyrex-S's damage output, dealing extra damage to bulky walls such as Ho-Oh, Eternatus, and Zygarde-C and offensive threats like Zacian-C and Groudon, as well as guaranteeing an OHKO on specially defensive Yveltal with Max Starfall at +2. Focus Sash is an alternative item over Life Orb to survive an attack from threats like Ditto, Sucker Punch Yveltal, and Marshadow. However, Calyrex-S has to be wary of Stealth Rock or Spikes breaking Focus Sash, which limit its utility. Heavy-Duty Boots grants Calyrex-S an immunity to entry hazards like Stealth Rock, Spikes, and notably Sticky Web, while being tougher to wear down compared to Life Orb. It also pairs excellently with Baton Pass, allowing Calyrex-S to switch out many times without being damaged by the aforementioned entry hazards. Maximum Speed investment with a Timid nature allows Calyrex-S to outspeed Jolly Zacian-C and Speed tie with opposing Calyrex-S.

Nasty Plot Calyrex-S's best fit is on bulky offense and hyper offense teams, as it can find the right support for its extremely limited number of checks to potentially be weakened. Special wallbreakers such as Life Orb Yveltal, Xerneas, and Life Orb Eternatus benefit from Calyrex-S's Nasty Plot boosts if it's running Baton Pass, as it can pass its boosts onto them. Sucker Punch Yveltal is an especially strong partner, as it can prevent Ditto from completely destroying a team once it has copied Calyrex-S, while specially defensive sets can take boosted Astral Barrages and Imposter-proof any sets without Draining Kiss relatively easily. Teammates that can pressure Yveltal and Tyranitar for Calyrex-S such as Zacian-C, Xerneas, Marshadow and Kyogre are appreciated in order for Calyrex-S to effectively pressure teams once its checks are removed from a match. On hyper offense teams, Shuckle can provide Sticky Web support for Calyrex-S which allows it to outspeed Choice Scarf Kyogre and avoid the speed tie from opposing Calyrex-S, while Excadrill is an alternative lead that removes entry hazards like Stealth Rock, Spikes, or Sticky Web with Rapid Spin, which is especially helpful for Focus Sash variants of Calyrex-S. Regieleki is a useful entry hazard remover with Rapid Spin as well, since it can force out threats like Yveltal and opposing Calyrex-S thanks to its Electric STAB and unmatched Speed tier.

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

Substitute is an option to protect itself against Sucker Punch from offensive Yveltal, scout the foe's moves, and potentially prevent Calyrex-S from being taken advantage of by Ditto. However, it's hard to utilize since other useful moves like Psyshock and Baton Pass as they are generally more useful. Colbur Berry is potentially worthwhile to survive attacks from Yveltal under Dynamax as well as Necrozma-DM's Knock Off, hitting them back with +2 Max Starfall and Astral Barrage, respectively. However, Colbur Berry is niche compared to other useful items like Life Orb, Focus Sash, and Heavy-Duty Boots. Leaf Storm can KO Tyranitar after a Nasty Plot boost, but it has no other use and the Special Attack drop from it cancels out Calyrex-S's Nasty Plot boosts, which can be unfavorable.

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

**Yveltal**: Yveltal is the biggest and most reliable threat to Calyrex-S; a specially defensive set can switch into Astral Barrage and Psyshock with extreme ease due to its Dark typing and reliable recovery, force Calyrex-S out with STAB moves in Knock Off, Foul Play, or Snarl, and pivot into another teammate with U-turn if Calyrex-S switches out. However, Yveltal must be very cautious if Calyrex-S has set up, since +2 Life Orb Max Starfall can OHKO it. Offensive Yveltal sets can also threaten Calyrex-S using Sucker Punch and Dynamax, but it struggles to switch in on a Astral Barrage or Draining Kiss, especially after a Nasty Plot boost. Additionally, it becomes a less reliable check to Calyrex-S if it decides to forego Roost.

**Tyranitar**: Tyranitar's Dark typing and natural special bulk enhanced by Sand Stream make it a fantastic answer to Calyrex-S, forcing it out with Foul Play and wearing it down with sand damage. However, Tyranitar's only reliable recovery is Rest, which can greatly be taken advantage of by one if they decide to switch out into another teammate. It should also be wary of +2 Max Starfall from Calyrex-S, as it can OHKO Tyranitar if it's slightly chipped while summoning Misty Terrain to block Tyranitar's access to status moves.

**Bulky Normal-types**: Blissey and Porygon2 comfortably switch into Calyrex if lacking Psyshock. However, Blissey gets OHKOed by boosted Psyshock, and Porygon2 has to watch out for +2 Max Mindstorm.

**Revenge Killers**: Revenge killers such as Ditto, Choice Scarf Calyrex-S and Choice Scarf Kyogre, and Marshadow all pose a huge threat to Nasty Plot Calyrex-S, which is largely unable to handle them. Ditto is especially annoying for its capability to abuse the Special Attack boosts Calyrex amasses and break in return. However, Calyrex-S can beat all of these revenge killers if it's situationally running a Focus Sash and is at full health, although this is not a reliable form of counterplay.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Rotten, 491896]]
- Quality checked by: [[Geysers, 426798], [baconeatinassassin, 367227]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

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[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Astral Barrage
move 3: Draining Kiss / Psyshock
move 4: Baton Pass / Psyshock
item: Life Orb / Focus Sash / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: As One (Spectrier)
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Nasty Plot Calyrex-S is one of the most lethal setup sweepers in AG, threatening almost the entire metagame due to its amazing Special Attack and Speed tier, powerful STAB move in Astral Barrage, and a strong ability in As One. Nasty Plot lets Calyrex-S sets up on foes that it can force to switch out such as Necrozma-DM, Zacian-C, and Lunala, giving it better firepower to break through bulky walls such as Yveltal, Ho-Oh, and specially defensive Eternatus if lacking Psyshock. Draining Kiss turns into Max Starfall under Dynamax, letting Calyrex-S OHKO specially defensive Yveltal after a Nasty Plot boost, while also heavily damaging Tyranitar and outright KOing it after a boost and some chip damage. Baton Pass pairs well with Nasty Plot, (AC) since it lets Calyrex-S take advantage of switch-ins such as Yveltal and Tyranitar by pivoting out and passing its Nasty Plot boosts onto other special wallbreakers such as Life Orb Yveltal, Xerneas, and Life Orb Eternatus, making them extremely difficult to check. Psyshock is an option over either Baton Pass or Draining Kiss to nail Blissey (RC) while more immediately threatening specially defensive Eternatus. Life Orb significantly increases Calyrex-S's damage output, dealing extra damage to bulky walls such as Ho-Oh, Eternatus, and Zygarde-C and offensive threats like Zacian-C and Groudon, as well as guaranteeing an OHKO on specially defensive Yveltal with Max Starfall at +2. Focus Sash is an alternative item over Life Orb to survive to withstand an attack from threats like Ditto, Sucker Punch Yveltal, and Marshadow. However, Calyrex-S has to be wary of Stealth Rock or Spikes breaking Focus Sash, which limits its utility. Heavy-Duty Boots grants Calyrex-S an immunity to entry hazards, (AC) like Stealth Rock, Spikes, and notably Sticky Web, while being making it tougher to wear down compared to Life Orb. It also pairs excellently with Baton Pass, allowing Calyrex-S to switch out many times without being damaged by the aforementioned entry hazards. Maximum Speed investment with a Timid nature allows Calyrex-S to outspeed Jolly Zacian-C and Speed tie with opposing Calyrex-S.

Nasty Plot Calyrex-S's best fit is on bulky offense and hyper offense teams, as it can find the right support for to weaken its extremely limited number of checks to potentially be weakened. Special wallbreakers such as Life Orb Yveltal, Xerneas, and Life Orb Eternatus can benefit from Calyrex-S's Nasty Plot boosts if it's running Baton Pass, as it can pass its boosts onto them. Sucker Punch Yveltal is an especially strong partner, as it can prevent Ditto from completely destroying a team once it has copied Calyrex-S, while specially defensive sets can take boosted Astral Barrages and Imposter-proof any sets without Draining Kiss relatively easily. Teammates that can pressure Yveltal and Tyranitar for Calyrex-S such as Zacian-C, Xerneas, Marshadow, (AC) and Kyogre are appreciated in order for Calyrex-S to effectively pressure teams once its checks are removed from a match even more. On hyper offense teams, Shuckle can provide Sticky Web support for Calyrex-S, (AC) which allows it to outspeed Choice Scarf Kyogre and avoid the Speed tie from opposing Calyrex-S, while Excadrill is an alternative lead that removes damaging entry hazards like Stealth Rock, Spikes, or and Sticky Web with Rapid Spin, which is especially helpful for Focus Sash variants of Calyrex-S. Regieleki is a useful entry hazard remover with Rapid Spin as well, since it can force out threats like Yveltal and opposing Calyrex-S thanks to its Electric-type STAB moves and unmatched Speed tier.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Substitute is an option for Calyrex-S to protect itself against Sucker Punch from offensive Yveltal, scout the foe's moves, and potentially prevent Calyrex-S from being taken advantage of by Ditto stop Ditto from taking advantage of it. However, it's hard to utilize, (AC) since other useful moves like Psyshock and Baton Pass as they are generally more useful. Colbur Berry is potentially worthwhile to survive attacks from Yveltal under Dynamax as well as Necrozma-DM's Knock Off, hitting them back with +2 Max Starfall and Astral Barrage, respectively. However, Colbur Berry is niche compared to other useful items like Life Orb, Focus Sash, and Heavy-Duty Boots the listed items. Leaf Storm can KO Tyranitar after a Nasty Plot boost, but it has no other use and the its Special Attack drop from it cancels out Calyrex-S's Nasty Plot boosts, which can be unfavorable.

Checks and Counters
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**Yveltal**: Yveltal is the biggest and most reliable threat to Calyrex-S; a specially defensive set can switch into Astral Barrage and Psyshock with extreme ease due to its Dark typing and reliable recovery, force Calyrex-S out with STAB moves in like Knock Off, Foul Play, or and Snarl, (or "with a STAB move in/like Knock Off, Foul Play, or Snarl, ...") and pivot into another teammate with U-turn if Calyrex-S switches out. However, Yveltal must be very cautious if Calyrex-S has set up, since +2 Life Orb Max Starfall can OHKO it. Offensive Yveltal sets can also threaten Calyrex-S using Sucker Punch and Dynamax, but it struggles to switch in on a Astral Barrage or Draining Kiss, especially after a Nasty Plot boost. Additionally, it becomes a less reliable check to Calyrex-S if it decides to forego Roost.

**Tyranitar**: Tyranitar's Dark typing and natural special bulk enhanced by Sand Stream sand make it a fantastic answer to Calyrex-S, forcing it out with Foul Play and wearing it down with sand damage. However, Tyranitar's only reliable recovery move is Rest, which an opponent can greatly be taken advantage of by one if they decide to switch take advantage of by switching out into another teammate. It should also be wary of +2 Max Starfall from Calyrex-S, as it can OHKO Tyranitar if it's slightly chipped while summoning and summons Misty Terrain to block Tyranitar's access to status moves.

**Bulky Normal-types**: Blissey and Porygon2 comfortably switch into Calyrex-S if it's lacking Psyshock. However, Blissey gets OHKOed by boosted Psyshock, and Porygon2 has to watch out for +2 Max Mindstorm.

**Revenge Killers**: Revenge killers such as Ditto, Choice Scarf Calyrex-S and Choice Scarf Kyogre, (or "Ditto, Choice Scarf Calyrex-S, Choice Scarf Kyogre, and Marshadow...") and Marshadow all pose a huge threat to Nasty Plot Calyrex-S, which is largely unable to handle them. Ditto is especially annoying for its capability to abuse the Special Attack boosts Calyrex amasses and break in return to wallbreak itself. (or you could not say "wallbreak" and do like "to run through teams itself" etc.) However, Calyrex-S can situationally beat all of these revenge killers if it's situationally running a Focus Sash and is at full health, although this is not a reliable form of counterplay, (AC) and the rare Substitute handles Ditto.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Rotten, 491896]]
- Quality checked by: [[Geysers, 426798], [baconeatinassassin, 367227]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429], [ , ]]

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