Gen 6 Nasty Plot Monferno (PU) GP: 0/2

Aaronboyer

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#1
[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Focus Blast
move 4: Hidden Power Ice
item: Life Orb / Eviolite
ability: Blaze
nature: Modest / Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[Moves]
========
Nasty Plot boosts Monferno’s Special Attack by two stages with each use, allowing Monferno to overcome would-be checks to the more physically inclined Monferno sets, such as Altaria, Stunfisk, and Huntail. Fire Blast is Monferno's primary STAB option, nailing Grass-types such as Leafeon and Tangela, Steel-types such as Bronzor and Mawile, and overall being its most reliable option against neutral targets such as Crustle, Muk, and Stunfisk. Focus Blast breaks through Audino and is Monferno’s strongest attack against other Normal-types such as Stoutland and Bouffalant, as well as Probopass, Rotom-F, and Ninetales. Hidden Power Ice nails Dragon-types such as Gabite and Altaria, and overall rounds out Monferno's coverage. Vacuum Wave is another Fighting-type option over Focus Blast that outprioritizes Pokemon such as Rotom-F before it can get an attack off, but Nasty Plot Monferno doesn't break Pokemon such as the aforementioned Encore Audino and Assault Vest Bouffalant.

[Set Details]
========
Life Orb increases Monferno's overall damage output, most notably when utilized alongside a Modest nature nearly guarantees the OHKO of Hidden Power Ice against Altaria after Stealth Rock. However, Eviolite allows Monferno more opportunities to setup with Nasty Plot and sweep the opponent's team and outspeed more threats such as Modest Misdreavus with a Timid nature.

[Usage Tips]
========
All four of Nasty Plot Monferno's moves are unique to this set. Once any of Monferno's moves have been revealed, the opponent will begin to backpedal and rethink their entire gameplan. Therefore, choosing to not bring out Monferno until the most opportune time to setup with Nasty Plot allows for the biggest surprise factor. Conversely, Nasty Plot Monferno is able to force the opponent into bringing out their physical Monferno answer, Nasty Plot as they switch into the completely wrong Pokemon, and force the opponent to sack something to regain momentum. Compared to Flare Blitz and Close Combat on Monferno's more traditional set, Fire Blast and Focus Blast have much worse accuracy and have less total PP to work with. Therefore, it is crucial against more defensively-oriented teams to predict when the foe is staying in, switching out, or using Protect. Against more offensive teams, Nasty Plot Monferno doesn't have as great of a matchup, so it can afford to be played a bit more aggressively, not caring if it is prematurely taken out or not.

[Team Options]
========
Teammates that appreciate walls such as Avalugg, Stunfisk, Bronzor, and Altaria being lured and removed such as Dodrio and Golem enjoy Nasty Plot Monferno breaking down their checks for them. Pokemon that can help remove or severely cripple Nasty Plot Monferno's biggest checks such as Grumpig, Pelipper, and Swanna such as Assault Vest Bouffalant, Zebstrika, and Hidden Power Electric variants of Floatzel can prevent Monferno from having its Nasty Plot sweep stopped abruptly. Similarly, teammates such as Leafeon that can take on common priority users like Aqua Jet Floatzel are also greatly appreciated, as Monferno is far from the bulkiest Pokemon. Entry hazard setters such as Mawile, Crustle, and Roselia can chip away at the opposition's health, which allows Monferno to more reliably sweep through the opposing team late-game. Mr. Mime is a fantastic team option as it provides Monferno a Psychic-resistance and a second chance to set up and sweep again with Healing Wish.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [Aaronboyer, 239454]
- Quality checked by: [[Megazard, 202117], [yogi, 252106]
- Grammar checked by: [[NAME, NUMBER], [NAME, NUMBER]]

  • Take Nasty Plot out of OO
  • Add Hidden Power Electric to OO
    • Hidden Power Electric an another alternative to Hidden Power Ice, specifically nailing Swanna and Pelipper in favor of Altaria and Gabite.
 
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Megazard

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#2
[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Focus Blast
move 4: Hidden Power Ice
item: Life Orb / Eviolite
ability: Blaze
nature: Modest / Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[Moves]
========
  • Nasty Plot boosts Monferno’s Special Attack by two stages with each use, allowing Monferno to overcome would-be checks to the more physically inclined Monferno sets, such as Altaria, Stunfisk, and Huntail.
  • Fire Blast is Monferno's primary STAB option, nailing Grass-types such as Leafeon and Tangela, Steel-types such as Bronzor and Mawile, and overall being its most reliable option against neutral targets such as Crustle, Muk, and Stunfisk.
  • Focus Blast breaks through Audino and is Monferno’s strongest attack against other Normal-types such as Stoutland and Bouffalant, as well as Probopass, Rotom-F, and Ninetales.
  • Hidden Power Ice nails Dragon- and Flying-types such as Gabite, Altaria, and Rotom-S and overall rounds out Monferno's coverage. weaker than fire blast vs rotom-s plus slower sets are p rare, not an example I'd bother with
i think vacuum should be in moves as somth u run over focus, ur dropping a way to absolutely OHKO certain things like audino but mom breaks through most of what u mentioned with the change anyway and the priority can be more useful on certain teams than KOing non-av Bouffalant without chip or doing more but still not much damage to grumpig or something

[Set Details]
========
  • Life Orb increases Monferno's overall damage output, most notably when utilized alongside a Modest nature nearly guarantees the OHKO of Hidden Power Ice against Altaria after Stealth Rock. However, Eviolite allows Monferno more opportunities to setup with Nasty Plot and sweep the opponent's team.
[Usage Tips]
========
  • All four of Nasty Plot Monferno's moves are unique to this set. Once any of Monferno's moves have been revealed, the opponent will begin to backpedal and rethink their entire gameplan. Therefore, choosing to not bring out Monferno until the most opportune time to setup with Nasty Plot allows for the biggest surprise factor. conversely the biggest draw is that ur probably gonna be able to force something out and NP as they switch to the completely wrong mon and are forced to sack something so talk about that gameplan too
  • Compared to Flare Blitz and Close Combat on Monferno's more traditional set, Fire Blast and Focus Blast have much worse accuracy and have less total PP to work with. Therefore, it is crucial against more defensively-oriented teams to predict when the foe is staying in, switching out, or using Protect. Against more offensive teams, Nasty Plot Monferno doesn't have as great of a matchup, so it can afford to be played a bit more aggressively.
  • Monferno should switch out of Pokemon such as Grumpig and Swanna it just isn't going to win the matchup against, hoping that its teammates will help wear down its checks for it. Substitute variants of Grumpig are extremely dangerous as they can set up a guaranteed free Substitute whether Monferno stays in or not. Keeping answers to these Pokemon healthy is extremely vital.

[Team Options]
========
  • Teammates that appreciate walls such as Avalugg, Stunfisk, Bronzor, and Altaria being lured and removed such as Dodrio and Golem enjoy Nasty Plot Monferno breaking down their checks for them.
  • Pokemon that can help remove or severely cripple Nasty Plot Monferno's biggest checks such as Grumpig, Pelipper, and Swanna such as Assault Vest Bouffalant, Zebstrika, and Hidden Power Electric variants of Floatzel can prevent Monferno from having its Nasty Plot sweep stopped abruptly. Similarly, teammates such as Leafeon that can take on common priority users like Aqua Jet Floatzel are also greatly appreciated, as Monferno is far from the bulkiest Pokemon.
  • Entry hazard setters such as Mawile, Crustle, and Roselia can chip away at the opposition's health, which allows Monferno to more reliably sweep through the opposing team late-game.
  • Mr. Mime is a fantastic team option as it provides Monferno a Psychic-resistance and a second chance to set up and sweep again with Healing Wish.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [Aaronboyer, 239454]
- Quality checked by: [[NAME, NUMBER]]
- Grammar checked by: [[NAME, NUMBER], [NAME, NUMBER]]
can drop wave from here bc moves not OO
  • Take Nasty Plot out of OO
  • Add Hidden Power Electric and Vacuum Wave to OO
    • Hidden Power Electric an another alternative to Hidden Power Ice, specifically nailing Swanna and Pelipper in favor of Altaria and Gabite.
    • Vacuum Wave outprioritize Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Rotom-F before it can get an attack off, but Nasty Plot Monferno doesn't have room on its moveset, ultimately favoring the extra coverage
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1/2, I would write this up now and get 1 more check and call that good enough to send to GP
 

yogi

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#4
[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Focus Blast
move 4: Hidden Power Ice
item: Life Orb / Eviolite
ability: Blaze
nature: Modest / Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[Moves]
========
Nasty Plot boosts Monferno’s Special Attack by two stages with each use, allowing Monferno to overcome would-be checks to the more physically inclined Monferno sets, such as Altaria, Stunfisk, and Huntail. Fire Blast is Monferno's primary STAB option, nailing Grass-types such as Leafeon and Tangela, Steel-types such as Bronzor and Mawile, and overall being its most reliable option against neutral targets such as Crustle, Muk, and Stunfisk. Focus Blast breaks through Audino and is Monferno’s strongest attack against other Normal-types such as Stoutland and Bouffalant, as well as Probopass, Rotom-F, and Ninetales. Vacuum Wave is another Fighting-type option that outprioritizes Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Rotom-F (just say rotom-f, because all versions outspeed you) before it can get an attack off, but Nasty Plot Monferno doesn't break Pokemon such as the aforementioned Audino and Assault Vest Bouffalant (since this isn't actually slashed it should be placed at the bottom, for consistencies sake) (audino does seem slightly shaky. from what i can see scenario-wise, fire blast sets alone have a good chance to break it?). Hidden Power Ice nails Dragon-types such as Gabite and Altaria, and overall rounds out Monferno's coverage.

[Set Details]
========
Life Orb increases Monferno's overall damage output, most notably when utilized alongside a Modest nature nearly guarantees the OHKO of Hidden Power Ice against Altaria after Stealth Rock. However, Eviolite allows Monferno more opportunities to setup with Nasty Plot and sweep the opponent's team. (timid isn't described here, might wanna do that)

[Usage Tips]
========
All four of Nasty Plot Monferno's moves are unique to this set. Once any of Monferno's moves have been revealed, the opponent will begin to backpedal and rethink their entire gameplan. Therefore, choosing to not bring out Monferno until the most opportune time to setup with Nasty Plot allows for the biggest surprise factor. Conversely, Nasty Plot Monferno is able to force the opponent into bringing out their physical Monferno answer, Nasty Plot as they switch into the completely wrong Pokemon, and force the opponent to sack something to regain momentum. Compared to Flare Blitz and Close Combat on Monferno's more traditional set, Fire Blast and Focus Blast have much worse accuracy and have less total PP to work with. Therefore, it is crucial against more defensively-oriented teams to predict when the foe is staying in, switching out, or using Protect. Against more offensive teams, Nasty Plot Monferno doesn't have as great of a matchup, so it can afford to be played a bit more aggressively (how does this differ from the previous point. it's very vague). Monferno should switch out of Pokemon such as Grumpig and Swanna it just isn't going to win the matchup against, hoping that its teammates will help wear down its checks for it (you can probs remove this. it's "don't stay in on stuff that beats you", which will be in checks and counters anyways). Substitute variants of Grumpig are extremely dangerous as they can set up a guaranteed free Substitute whether Monferno stays in or not (reword this or remove). Keeping answers to these Pokemon healthy is extremely vital. (explained in team options anyways so p useless)

[Team Options]
========
Teammates that appreciate walls such as Avalugg, Stunfisk, Bronzor, and Altaria being lured and removed such as Dodrio and Golem enjoy Nasty Plot Monferno breaking down their checks for them. Pokemon that can help remove or severely cripple Nasty Plot Monferno's biggest checks such as Grumpig, Pelipper, and Swanna such as Assault Vest Bouffalant, Zebstrika, and Hidden Power Electric variants of Floatzel can prevent Monferno from having its Nasty Plot sweep stopped abruptly. Similarly, teammates such as Leafeon that can take on common priority users like Aqua Jet Floatzel are also greatly appreciated, as Monferno is far from the bulkiest Pokemon. Entry hazard setters such as Mawile, Crustle, and Roselia can chip away at the opposition's health, which allows Monferno to more reliably sweep through the opposing team late-game. Mr. Mime is a fantastic team option as it provides Monferno a Psychic-resistance and a second chance to set up and sweep again with Healing Wish.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [Aaronboyer, 239454]
- Quality checked by: [[NAME, NUMBER]]
- Grammar checked by: [[NAME, NUMBER], [NAME, NUMBER]]

  • Take Nasty Plot out of OO
  • Add Hidden Power Electric to OO
    • Hidden Power Electric an another alternative to Hidden Power Ice, specifically nailing Swanna and Pelipper in favor of Altaria and Gabite.
Aight. QC 2/2.
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Estronic

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don't know what the stuff in the hide tag is for so i didn't touch
as always, feel free to ignore changes you don't like
add remove (comments)
[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Focus Blast
move 4: Hidden Power Ice
item: Life Orb / Eviolite
ability: Blaze
nature: Modest / Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[Moves]
========
Nasty Plot boosts Monferno’s Special Attack by two stages with each use, allowing Monferno to overcome would-be checks to the more physically inclined Monferno sets, such as Altaria, Stunfisk, and Huntail. Fire Blast is Monferno's primary STAB option, nailing Grass-types such as Leafeon and Tangela, Steel-types such as Bronzor and Mawile, and overall being its most reliable option against neutral targets such as Crustle, Muk, and Stunfisk. Focus Blast breaks through Audino and is Monferno’s strongest attack against other Normal-types such as Stoutland and Bouffalant, as well as Probopass, Rotom-F, and Ninetales. Hidden Power Ice nails Dragon-types such as Gabite and Altaria, and overall rounds out Monferno's coverage. Vacuum Wave is another Fighting-type option over Focus Blast that outprioritizes hit Pokemon such as Rotom-F before it can get an attack off due to the move's priority, but Nasty Plot Monferno without Focus Blast doesn't fails to break Pokemon such as the aforementioned Encore Audino and Assault Vest Bouffalant.

[Set Details]
========
Life Orb increases Monferno's overall damage output, most notably when utilized alongside a Modest nature, (AC) which nearly guarantees the OHKO of with Hidden Power Ice against Altaria after Stealth Rock. However, Eviolite allows Monferno more opportunities to set up (space between 'set' and 'up') with Nasty Plot and sweep the opponent's team and outspeed more threats such as Modest Misdreavus with a Timid nature.

[Usage Tips]
========
All four of Nasty Plot Monferno's moves are unique to this set. Once any of Monferno's moves have been revealed, the opponent will begin to backpedal and rethink their entire gameplan. Therefore, choosing to not bring out Monferno until the most opportune time to set up (space between 'set' and 'up') with Nasty Plot allows for the biggest surprise factor. Conversely, Nasty Plot Monferno is able to force the opponent into bringing out their physical Monferno answer, Nasty Plot as they on the switch-in into the completely wrong Pokemon, and force the opponent to sack something to regain momentum. Compared to Flare Blitz and Close Combat on Monferno's more traditional set, Fire Blast and Focus Blast have much worse accuracy and have less total PP to work with. Therefore, it is crucial against more defensively-oriented teams to predict when the foe is staying in, switching out, or using Protect. Against more offensive teams, Nasty Plot Monferno doesn't have as great of a matchup, so it can afford to be played a bit more aggressively, not caring if it is prematurely taken out or not.

[Team Options]
========
Teammates that appreciate walls such as Avalugg, Stunfisk, Bronzor, and Altaria being lured and removed such as Dodrio and Golem enjoy Nasty Plot Monferno breaking down their checks for them. Pokemon that can help remove or severely cripple Nasty Plot Monferno's biggest checks such as Grumpig, Pelipper, and Swanna such as Assault Vest Bouffalant, Zebstrika, and Hidden Power Electric variants of Floatzel can prevent Monferno from having its Nasty Plot sweep stopped abruptly. Similarly, teammates such as Leafeon that can take on common priority users like Aqua Jet Floatzel are also greatly appreciated, as Monferno's poor bulk leaves it weak to priority moves is far from the bulkiest Pokemon. Entry hazard setters such as Mawile, Crustle, and Roselia can help chip away at the opposition's health, which allows Monferno to more reliably sweep through the opposing team late-game. Mr. Mime is a fantastic team option as it provides Monferno a Psychic-resistance and a second chance to set up and sweep again with Healing Wish.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [Aaronboyer, 239454]
- Quality checked by: [[Megazard, 202117], [yogi, 252106]
- Grammar checked by: [[NAME, NUMBER], [NAME, NUMBER]]

  • Take Nasty Plot out of OO
  • Add Hidden Power Electric to OO
    • Hidden Power Electric an another alternative to Hidden Power Ice, specifically nailing Swanna and Pelipper in favor of Altaria and Gabite.
 

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