Doubles Necrozma (revamp) [QC 2/2] [GP 2/2]

Egor

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[OVERVIEW]

Decent bulk coupled with pretty strong offensive presence makes Necrozma a threatening Calm Mind sweeper. Access to Prism Armor and reliable recovery in Moonlight improve its longevity and ease in setting up. Additionally, Necrozma's great movepool makes it less predictable and enables it to provide nice support to its team or pick up an unexpected KO. However, Necrozma's typing isn't great defensively because it lacks a useful resistance aside from Psychic and is weak to fairly common Dark-type attacks. Also, Necrozma faces competition as a Calm Mind sweeper from Tapu Fini, Cresselia, and Mega Latias.

[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Photon Geyser
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Calm Mind
move 4: Protect
item: Groundium Z / Wiki Berry
ability: Prism Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 232 HP / 240 SpA / 36 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Photon Geyser is Necrozma's best STAB option thanks to its power and accuracy. Earth Power is a coverage move for grounded Steel-types like Mega Metagross and Aegislash as well as for other Pokemon weak to it such as Incineroar and Victini. Calm Mind allows Necrozma to become a powerful and bulky offensive threat. Protect helps Necrozma survive strong attacks and double targets as well as scout for foes' moves. Moonlight is an option over Protect that increases Necrozma's longevity and gives it more setup opportunities.

Set Details
========

Groundium Z turns Earth Power into a strong Tectonic Rage, KOing threats like Incineroar, Mega Metagross, and Aegislash. Alternatively, Wiki Berry improves Necrozma's longevity by healing it when it's on low HP at the cost of a powerful nuke. Prism Armor is Necrozma's only ability and is a useful one, reducing damage from super effective attacks. The given EV spread and a Modest nature give Necrozma decent bulk, allowing Necrozma to outspeed Mega Manectric in Tailwind and OHKO standard non-Assault Vest Incineroar with Tectonic Rage. If you're using Necrozma on a Trick Room team, maximize HP and Special Attack EVs at the cost of Speed EVs, change its nature to Quiet, and set its Speed IV to 0.

Usage Tips
========

Use Necrozma early-game to apply offensive pressure on the opponent's team with boosted attacks and soften it up for teammates. Tectonic Rage is useful if you need to immediately destroy a foe or lure in and KO Necrozma's checks like Incineroar and Mega Metagross. Since Moonlight has low PP, don't use it too recklessly. Be careful with bringing Necrozma directly in on strong attacks from the likes of Kyurem-B and Mega Salamence because Necrozma isn't very bulky and is pretty slow. Necrozma's ability to take super effective hits well can make it seem bulkier than it actually is, so don't overestimate Necrozma's bulk, and avoid strong neutral hits.

Team Options
========

Steel-type checks like Mega Charizard Y, Zygarde, and Volcanion are nice teammates for Necrozma because they can remove Steel-types like Genesect and Celesteela that give Necrozma trouble. Mega Charizard Y is an especially notable ally because it increases Moonlight's recovery with Drought and gives Necrozma a form of speed control. Strong physical attackers like Kartana and Lurantis can scare off special walls like Chansey and Tapu Fini, which Necrozma struggles to beat. Since Necrozma is slow, it appreciates speed control like Tailwind and Icy Wind. Some Pokemon that can provide it are the aforementioned Mega Charizard Y, Kyurem-B, and Zapdos. Alternatively, you can take advantage of Necrozma's fairly low Speed by using it in a Trick Room team alongside setters such as Porygon2 and Diancie. Intimidate from the likes of Incineroar, Landorus-T, and Mega Manectric eases Necrozma's setup and lets it rely on Moonlight less, as the move has low PP. Heal Pulse from the likes of Tapu Fini and Chansey helps Necrozma set up too. Grass-types like Kartana and Tapu Bulu appreciate Necrozma's ability to lure in and KO Fire- and Steel-types like Incineroar and Mega Metagross. The former also patches up Necrozma's poor Speed with Tailwind, and the latter provides it with passive recovery from Grassy Terrain.

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

An offensive Trick Room set with Photon Geyser, Earth Power, and either Protect or Stealth Rock is an option for Trick Room teams, though this set lacks power and longevity as opposed to the Calm Mind set. Heat Wave hurts Pokemon that don't fear Earth Power or Tectonic Rage like Assault Vest Genesect and Mega Scizor. However, the inability to beat Incineroar makes Heat Wave inferior to Earth Power. Electric Seed or Grassy Seed with their respective Terrain setters can make Necrozma's setup easier, but this set is outclassed by Calm Mind Cresselia because it is a lot bulkier than Necrozma.

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

**Dark-types**: Pokemon like Incineroar, Hoopa-U, and Tyranitar are immune to Photon Geyser and capable of dealing big damage with their super effective Dark-type STAB moves. They're pretty vulnerable to a boosted Tectonic Rage, though.

**Steel-types**: The likes of Mega Metagross, Genesect, and Celesteela resist Photon Geyser but usually struggle to take on a boosted Tectonic Rage. Celesteela is one of the most sturdy Necrozma counters because it's immune to Tectonic Rage.

**Bug-types**: Pokemon like Genesect and Volcarona are capable of dealing heavy damage to Necrozma with their super effective STAB moves.

**Strong Attacks**: Necrozma isn't very bulky, so powerful attacks like Kyurem-B's Subzero Slammer and item-boosted Thunderbolt from Tapu Koko inflict big damage on Necrozma. Note that strong neutral attacks are almost as dangerous as super effective ones.

**Toxic**: Status from the likes of Porygon2 and Chansey cuts Necrozma's longevity and prevents it from successfully setting up. Additionally, the majority of Toxic users have great special bulk, enabling them to stall Necrozma out.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Egor, 439341]]
- Earlier versions by: [[Memoric, 215000]]
- Quality checked by: [[qsns, 230772], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[NixHex, 40064], [Fireflame479, 231476]]
 
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[SET] - Replace Moonlight with Protect but keep Moonlight in the moves as a mention. Necrozma is mostly used as an offensive threat and the use of Protect instead of a slow recovery move helps with this.
[SET] - Make the spread 232 HP / 240 SpA / 36 Spe. Dump in HP is more efficient considering the calcs given aren't incredibly relevant, and the additional speed lets you outspeed Mega Manectric in Tailwind.
[SET] - Slash Wiki Berry behind Groundium Z. The immediate recovery is great for a setup sweeper like this, though Groundium Z for the kills is also great.
[USAGE TIPS] - Axe the Photon Geyser PP mention, if you're able to use Photon Geyser 8 times, it's probably done its job.
[TEAM OPTIONS] - Heal Pulse users like Tapu Fini are nice to keep this healthy while boosted.
[TEAM OPTIONS] - Mention stuff that keeps Chansey and other special sponges like Tapu Fini at bay.
[OTHER OPTIONS] - Psyshock isn't worth mentioning, giving up 20 BP on your main attack isn't worth it when you don't beat a Chansey with Eviolite anyway.

Good work, let me know if you want to discuss any of these changes :) 1/2 when implemented
 

Egor

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[SET] - Replace Moonlight with Protect but keep Moonlight in the moves as a mention. Necrozma is mostly used as an offensive threat and the use of Protect instead of a slow recovery move helps with this.
[SET] - Make the spread 232 HP / 240 SpA / 36 Spe. Dump in HP is more efficient considering the calcs given aren't incredibly relevant, and the additional speed lets you outspeed Mega Manectric in Tailwind.
[SET] - Slash Wiki Berry behind Groundium Z. The immediate recovery is great for a setup sweeper like this, though Groundium Z for the kills is also great.
[USAGE TIPS] - Axe the Photon Geyser PP mention, if you're able to use Photon Geyser 8 times, it's probably done its job.
[TEAM OPTIONS] - Heal Pulse users like Tapu Fini are nice to keep this healthy while boosted.
[TEAM OPTIONS] - Mention stuff that keeps Chansey and other special sponges like Tapu Fini at bay.
[OTHER OPTIONS] - Psyshock isn't worth mentioning, giving up 20 BP on your main attack isn't worth it when you don't beat a Chansey with Eviolite anyway.

Good work, let me know if you want to discuss any of these changes :) 1/2 when implemented
Implemented, thx. Ready for the second check.
 

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  • [Usage Tips] Celesteela's pretty rare and not the worst foe for Necrozma to be facing anyway - it can't do much back so Necrozma just sets up on it and damages its partner, so just mentioning Genesect is fine
  • [Usage Tips] That said, Necrozma isn't really the time of CM user that aims to win games or clean, it usually operates best towards the beginning of the game punching holes imo.
  • [Usage Tips] Along with the point about Kyurem-B and Mega Salamence when you mention its bulk, I'd add something about being careful against strong neutral hits - its ability to take super-effective hits can be deceptive in making it seem much tankier than it is. Not sure of the best way to word this, but if you take a shot at it I'll take a look and let you know.
  • [Team Options] I get what you're saying with physical attackers and special walls, but mentioning Zygarde as a good way to get rid of Tapu Fini is misleading. Replace this with Lurantis or just remove it; either works
  • [Team Options] Remove Hoopa-U from the list of TR setters that work with Necrozma, they don't synergize very well
  • [Other Options] When you talk about Heat Wave, mention Mega Scizor instead of Celesteela
  • [Checks and Counters] In the *Strong Attacks* section, point out that neutral attacks are almost as good as super effective ones
  • [Checks and Counters] I wouldn't bother to mention Bulky Psychic-types - they have a fairly neutral matchup to Necrozma, since Mew is pretty much setup bait and Cresselia takes a while to do anything notable to Necrozma. Levitate Bronzong is the absolute strudiest answer out there though, so if you feel strongly that this section should remain, mention that.
  • [Checks and Counters] In the Toxic bullet point, one of the most important parts of Toxic being a check is that the majority of users are able to then stall Necrozma out thanks to their special bulk.
Do the above for QC 2/2, I'll take a look at the usage tips sentence I mentioned when you send it off to GP and discuss with you in PMs if I have notes.

EDIT: Sentence looks great, thanks
 
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Egor

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  • [Usage Tips] Celesteela's pretty rare and not the worst foe for Necrozma to be facing anyway - it can't do much back so Necrozma just sets up on it and damages its partner, so just mentioning Genesect is fine
  • [Usage Tips] That said, Necrozma isn't really the time of CM user that aims to win games or clean, it usually operates best towards the beginning of the game punching holes imo.
  • [Usage Tips] Along with the point about Kyurem-B and Mega Salamence when you mention its bulk, I'd add something about being careful against strong neutral hits - its ability to take super-effective hits can be deceptive in making it seem much tankier than it is. Not sure of the best way to word this, but if you take a shot at it I'll take a look and let you know.
  • [Team Options] I get what you're saying with physical attackers and special walls, but mentioning Zygarde as a good way to get rid of Tapu Fini is misleading. Replace this with Lurantis or just remove it; either works
  • [Team Options] Remove Hoopa-U from the list of TR setters that work with Necrozma, they don't synergize very well
  • [Other Options] When you talk about Heat Wave, mention Mega Scizor instead of Celesteela
  • [Checks and Counters] In the *Strong Attacks* section, point out that neutral attacks are almost as good as super effective ones
  • [Checks and Counters] I wouldn't bother to mention Bulky Psychic-types - they have a fairly neutral matchup to Necrozma, since Mew is pretty much setup bait and Cresselia takes a while to do anything notable to Necrozma. Levitate Bronzong is the absolute strudiest answer out there though, so if you feel strongly that this section should remain, mention that.
  • [Checks and Counters] In the Toxic bullet point, one of the most important parts of Toxic being a check is that the majority of users are able to then stall Necrozma out thanks to their special bulk.
Do the above for QC 2/2, I'll take a look at the usage tips sentence I mentioned when you send it off to GP and discuss with you in PMs if I have notes.
Implemented, thx.

Necrozma's ability to take super effective hits well can make it seem bulkier than it actually is, so you shouldn't overestimate Necrozma's bulk and avoid strong neutral hits.
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[OVERVIEW]

Decent bulk coupled with pretty strong offensive presense presence makes Necrozma a threatening Calm Mind sweeper. Access to Prism Armor and reliable recovery in Moonlight improve its longevity and ease setting up. Additionally, Necrozma's great movepool makes it less predictable and enables it to provide nice support to its team or pick up an unexpected KO. However, Necrozma's typing isn't great defensively because it lacks of a useful resistances aside of Psychic and is weak to fairly common Dark-type attacks. Also, (AC) Necrozma faces competition as a Calm Mind sweeper from Tapu Fini, Cresselia, and Mega Latias.

[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Photon Geyser
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Calm Mind
move 4: Protect
item: Groundium Z / Wiki Berry
ability: Prism Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 232 HP / 240 SpA / 36 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Photon Geyser is Necrozma's best STAB option thanks to its power and accuracy. Earth Power is a coverage move for grounded Steel-types like Mega Metagross and Aegislash, (RC) as well as for other Pokemon weak to it such as Incineroar and Victini. Calm Mind allows Necrozma to become a powerful and bulky offensive threat. Protect helps Necrozma survive strong attacks and double targets, (RC) as well as scout for foes' moves. Moonlight is an option over Protect that increases Necrozma's longevity and gives it more set up setup opportunities.

Set Details
========

Groundium Z turns Earth Power into a strong Tectonic Rage, KOing threats like Incineroar, Mega Metagross, and Aegislash. Alternatively, Wiki Berry improves Necrozma's longevity by healing it when it's on low HP at the cost of a powerful nuke. Prism Armor is the only Necrozma's only ability and is a useful one, reducing damage from super effective attacks. The given EV spread and a Modest nature give Necrozma decent bulk, allowing Necrozma to outspeed Mega Manectric in Tailwind and to OHKO standard non-Assault Vest Incineroar with Tectonic Rage. If you're using Necrozma in on a Trick Room team, maximize HP and Special Attack EVs at the cost of Speed EVs IVs, change a its nature to Quiet, and minimize Speed IVs.

Usage Tips
========

Use Necrozma early-game to apply offensive pressure on the opponent's team with boosted attacks and soften it up for teammates. Tectonic Rage is useful if you need to immediately destroy some foe or to lure in and KO Necrozma's check like Incineroar and Mega Metagross. Since Moonlight has low PP, don't use it too recklessly. Be careful with bringing Necrozma directly on strong attacks from the likes of Kyurem-B and Mega Salamence because Necrozma isn't very bulky and is pretty slow. Necrozma's ability to take super effective hits well can make it seem bulkier than it actually is, so don't overestimate Necrozma's bulk and avoid strong neutral hits.

Team Options
========

Steel-type checks like Mega Charizard Y, Zygarde, and Volcanion are nice teammates for Necrozma because they can remove Steel-types like Genesect and Celesteela that give Necrozma trouble. The former Mega Charizard Y (former/latter is awkward with more than two subjects) is an especially notable ally because it increases Moonlight's recovery with Drought and gives Necrozma a form of speed control. Strong physical attackers like Kartana and Lurantis can scare off special walls like Chansey and Tapu Fini, which Necrozma struggles to beat. Since Necrozma is slow, it appreciates speed control like Tailwind and Icy Wind. Some Pokemon that can provide it are the aforementioned Mega Charizard Y, Kyurem-B, and Zapdos. Alternatively, you can take advantage of Necrozma's fairly low Speed by using it in a Trick Room team alongside setters such as Porygon2 and Diancie. Intimidate from the likes of Incineroar, Landorus-T, and Mega Manectric eases Necrozma's set up setup and lets it rely on low-PP Moonlight less, as the move has low PP. Heal Pulse from the likes of Tapu Fini and Chansey helps Necrozma set up too. Grass-types like Kartana and Tapu Bulu appreciate Necrozma's ability to lure in and KO Fire- and Steel-types like Incineroar and Mega Metagross. The former also patches up Necrozma's poor Speed with Tailwind, and the latter provides it with passive recovery from Grassy Terrain.

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

An offensive Trick Room set with Photon Geyser, Earth Power, and either Protect or Stealth Rock is an option for Trick Room teams, though this set lacks of power and longevity, (RC) as opposed to Calm Mind. Heat Wave hurts Pokemon that doesn't fear Earth Power or Tectonic Rage like Assault Vest Genesect and Mega Scizor. However, the inability to beat Incineroar makes Heat Wave inferior to Earth Power. Electric Seed or Grassy Seed with their respective Terrain setters can make Necrozma's set up setup easier, but this set is outclassed by Calm Mind Cresselia because it is a lot bulkier than Necrozma.

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

**Dark-types**: Pokemon like Incineroar, Hoopa-U, and Tyranitar are immune to Photon Geyser and are capable of dealing big damage with their super effective Dark-type STAB moves. They're pretty vulnerable to a boosted Tectonic Rage, though.

**Steel-types**: The likes of Mega Metagross, Genesect, and Celesteela resist Photon Geyser but usually struggle to take on a boosted Tectonic Rage. Celesteela is one of the most sturdy Necrozma's counters because it's immune to Tectonic Rage.

**Bug-types**: Pokemon like Genesect and Volcarona are capable of dealing heavy damage to Necrozma with their super effective STAB moves.

**Strong Attacks**: Necrozma isn't very bulky, so powerful attacks like Kyurem-B's Subzero Slammer and item-boosted Thunderbolt from Tapu Koko inflict big damage on Necrozma. Note that strong neutral attacks are almost as dangerous as super effective ones.

**Toxic**: Status from the likes of Porygon2 and Chansey cuts Necrozma's longevity and prevents it from successfully setting up. Additionally, the majority of Toxic users has have great special bulk, enabling them to stall Necrozma out.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Egor, 439341]]
- Earlier versions by: [[Memoric, 215000]]
- Quality checked by: [[qsns, 230772], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, ID], [name, ID]]
 

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Adding some minor stuff onto amcheck by user: Estronic
Overview:
... Access to Prism Armor and reliable recovery in Moonlight improve its longevity and ease in setting up.
... However, Necrozma's typing isn't great defensively because it lacks of a useful resistances aside offrom Psychic and is weak to fairly common Dark-type attacks.

Calm Mind - Set Details:
... If you're using Necrozma in on a Trick Room team, maximize HP and Special Attack EVs at the cost of Speed EVs IVs, change a its nature to Quiet, and minimize Speed IVs. set its Speed IV to 0.

Calm Mind - Usage Tips:
... Tectonic Rage is useful if you need to immediately destroy some foe or to lure in and KO Necrozma's checks like Incineroar and Mega Metagross. Since Moonlight has low PP, don't use it too recklessly. Be careful with bringing Necrozma directly in on strong attacks from the likes of Kyurem-B and Mega Salamence because Necrozma isn't very bulky and is pretty slow.

Other Options
... Heat Wave hurts Pokemon that doesn'tdon't fear Earth Power or Tectonic Rage like Assault Vest Genesect and Mega Scizor.

Checks and Counters
... **Steel-types**: The likes of Mega Metagross, Genesect, and Celesteela resist Photon Geyser but usually struggle to take on a boosted Tectonic Rage. Celesteela is one of the most sturdy Necrozma's counters because it's immune to Tectonic Rage.

Good analysis. Estronic, this was a good check but make sure to do a once-over when you're done so you catch simple mistakes you may have missed the first time around.

GP 1/2
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Decent bulk coupled with pretty strong offensive presense presence makes Necrozma a threatening Calm Mind sweeper. Access to Prism Armor and reliable recovery in Moonlight improve its longevity and ease setting up. Additionally, Necrozma's great movepool makes it less predictable and enables it to provide nice support to its team or pick up an unexpected KO. However, Necrozma's typing isn't great defensively because it lacks of a useful resistances aside of Psychic and is weak to fairly common Dark-type attacks. Also, (AC) Necrozma faces competition as a Calm Mind sweeper from Tapu Fini, Cresselia, and Mega Latias.

[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Photon Geyser
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Calm Mind
move 4: Protect
item: Groundium Z / Wiki Berry
ability: Prism Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 232 HP / 240 SpA / 36 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Photon Geyser is Necrozma's best STAB option thanks to its power and accuracy. Earth Power is a coverage move for grounded Steel-types like Mega Metagross and Aegislash, (RC) as well as for other Pokemon weak to it such as Incineroar and Victini. Calm Mind allows Necrozma to become a powerful and bulky offensive threat. Protect helps Necrozma survive strong attacks and double targets, (RC) as well as scout for foes' moves. Moonlight is an option over Protect that increases Necrozma's longevity and gives it more set up setup opportunities.

Set Details
========

Groundium Z turns Earth Power into a strong Tectonic Rage, KOing threats like Incineroar, Mega Metagross, and Aegislash. Alternatively, Wiki Berry improves Necrozma's longevity by healing it when it's on low HP at the cost of a powerful nuke. Prism Armor is the only Necrozma's only ability and is a useful one, reducing damage from super effective attacks. The given EV spread and a Modest nature give Necrozma decent bulk, allowing Necrozma to outspeed Mega Manectric in Tailwind and to OHKO standard non-Assault Vest Incineroar with Tectonic Rage. If you're using Necrozma in on a Trick Room team, maximize HP and Special Attack EVs at the cost of Speed EVs IVs, change a its nature to Quiet, and minimize Speed IVs.

Usage Tips
========

Use Necrozma early-game to apply offensive pressure on the opponent's team with boosted attacks and soften it up for teammates. Tectonic Rage is useful if you need to immediately destroy some foe or to lure in and KO Necrozma's check like Incineroar and Mega Metagross. Since Moonlight has low PP, don't use it too recklessly. Be careful with bringing Necrozma directly on strong attacks from the likes of Kyurem-B and Mega Salamence because Necrozma isn't very bulky and is pretty slow. Necrozma's ability to take super effective hits well can make it seem bulkier than it actually is, so don't overestimate Necrozma's bulk and avoid strong neutral hits.

Team Options
========

Steel-type checks like Mega Charizard Y, Zygarde, and Volcanion are nice teammates for Necrozma because they can remove Steel-types like Genesect and Celesteela that give Necrozma trouble. The former Mega Charizard Y (former/latter is awkward with more than two subjects) is an especially notable ally because it increases Moonlight's recovery with Drought and gives Necrozma a form of speed control. Strong physical attackers like Kartana and Lurantis can scare off special walls like Chansey and Tapu Fini, which Necrozma struggles to beat. Since Necrozma is slow, it appreciates speed control like Tailwind and Icy Wind. Some Pokemon that can provide it are the aforementioned Mega Charizard Y, Kyurem-B, and Zapdos. Alternatively, you can take advantage of Necrozma's fairly low Speed by using it in a Trick Room team alongside setters such as Porygon2 and Diancie. Intimidate from the likes of Incineroar, Landorus-T, and Mega Manectric eases Necrozma's set up setup and lets it rely on low-PP Moonlight less, as the move has low PP. Heal Pulse from the likes of Tapu Fini and Chansey helps Necrozma set up too. Grass-types like Kartana and Tapu Bulu appreciate Necrozma's ability to lure in and KO Fire- and Steel-types like Incineroar and Mega Metagross. The former also patches up Necrozma's poor Speed with Tailwind, and the latter provides it with passive recovery from Grassy Terrain.

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

An offensive Trick Room set with Photon Geyser, Earth Power, and either Protect or Stealth Rock is an option for Trick Room teams, though this set lacks of power and longevity, (RC) as opposed to Calm Mind. Heat Wave hurts Pokemon that doesn't fear Earth Power or Tectonic Rage like Assault Vest Genesect and Mega Scizor. However, the inability to beat Incineroar makes Heat Wave inferior to Earth Power. Electric Seed or Grassy Seed with their respective Terrain setters can make Necrozma's set up setup easier, but this set is outclassed by Calm Mind Cresselia because it is a lot bulkier than Necrozma.

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

**Dark-types**: Pokemon like Incineroar, Hoopa-U, and Tyranitar are immune to Photon Geyser and are capable of dealing big damage with their super effective Dark-type STAB moves. They're pretty vulnerable to a boosted Tectonic Rage, though.

**Steel-types**: The likes of Mega Metagross, Genesect, and Celesteela resist Photon Geyser but usually struggle to take on a boosted Tectonic Rage. Celesteela is one of the most sturdy Necrozma's counters because it's immune to Tectonic Rage.

**Bug-types**: Pokemon like Genesect and Volcarona are capable of dealing heavy damage to Necrozma with their super effective STAB moves.

**Strong Attacks**: Necrozma isn't very bulky, so powerful attacks like Kyurem-B's Subzero Slammer and item-boosted Thunderbolt from Tapu Koko inflict big damage on Necrozma. Note that strong neutral attacks are almost as dangerous as super effective ones.

**Toxic**: Status from the likes of Porygon2 and Chansey cuts Necrozma's longevity and prevents it from successfully setting up. Additionally, the majority of Toxic users has have great special bulk, enabling them to stall Necrozma out.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Egor, 439341]]
- Earlier versions by: [[Memoric, 215000]]
- Quality checked by: [[qsns, 230772], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, ID], [name, ID]]
Adding some minor stuff onto amcheck by user: Estronic
Overview:
... Access to Prism Armor and reliable recovery in Moonlight improve its longevity and ease in setting up.
... However, Necrozma's typing isn't great defensively because it lacks of a useful resistances aside offrom Psychic and is weak to fairly common Dark-type attacks.

Calm Mind - Set Details:
... If you're using Necrozma in on a Trick Room team, maximize HP and Special Attack EVs at the cost of Speed EVs IVs, change a its nature to Quiet, and minimize Speed IVs. set its Speed IV to 0.

Calm Mind - Usage Tips:
... Tectonic Rage is useful if you need to immediately destroy some foe or to lure in and KO Necrozma's checks like Incineroar and Mega Metagross. Since Moonlight has low PP, don't use it too recklessly. Be careful with bringing Necrozma directly in on strong attacks from the likes of Kyurem-B and Mega Salamence because Necrozma isn't very bulky and is pretty slow.

Other Options
... Heat Wave hurts Pokemon that doesn'tdon't fear Earth Power or Tectonic Rage like Assault Vest Genesect and Mega Scizor.

Checks and Counters
... **Steel-types**: The likes of Mega Metagross, Genesect, and Celesteela resist Photon Geyser but usually struggle to take on a boosted Tectonic Rage. Celesteela is one of the most sturdy Necrozma's counters because it's immune to Tectonic Rage.

Good analysis. Estronic, this was a good check but make sure to do a once-over when you're done so you catch simple mistakes you may have missed the first time around.

GP 1/2
Implemented, thx guys. Ready for the last check.
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Decent bulk coupled with pretty strong offensive presence makes Necrozma a threatening Calm Mind sweeper. Access to Prism Armor and reliable recovery in Moonlight improve its longevity and ease in setting up. Additionally, Necrozma's great movepool makes it less predictable and enables it to provide nice support to its team or pick up an unexpected KO. However, Necrozma's typing isn't great defensively because it lacks a useful resistance aside from Psychic and is weak to fairly common Dark-type attacks. Also, Necrozma faces competition as a Calm Mind sweeper from Tapu Fini, Cresselia, and Mega Latias.

[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Photon Geyser
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Calm Mind
move 4: Protect
item: Groundium Z / Wiki Berry
ability: Prism Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 232 HP / 240 SpA / 36 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Photon Geyser is Necrozma's best STAB option thanks to its power and accuracy. Earth Power is a coverage move for grounded Steel-types like Mega Metagross and Aegislash as well as for other Pokemon weak to it such as Incineroar and Victini. Calm Mind allows Necrozma to become a powerful and bulky offensive threat. Protect helps Necrozma survive strong attacks and double targets as well as scout for foes' moves. Moonlight is an option over Protect that increases Necrozma's longevity and gives it more setup opportunities.

Set Details
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Groundium Z turns Earth Power into a strong Tectonic Rage, KOing threats like Incineroar, Mega Metagross, and Aegislash. Alternatively, Wiki Berry improves Necrozma's longevity by healing it when it's on low HP at the cost of a powerful nuke. Prism Armor is Necrozma's only ability and is a useful one, reducing damage from super effective attacks. The given EV spread and a Modest nature give Necrozma decent bulk, allowing Necrozma to outspeed Mega Manectric in Tailwind and OHKO standard non-Assault Vest Incineroar with Tectonic Rage. If you're using Necrozma on a Trick Room team, maximize HP and Special Attack EVs at the cost of Speed EVs, change its nature to Quiet, and set its Speed IVs to 0.

Usage Tips
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Use Necrozma early-game to apply offensive pressure on the opponent's team with boosted attacks and soften it up for teammates. Tectonic Rage is useful if you need to immediately destroy some a foe or lure in and KO Necrozma's checks like Incineroar and Mega Metagross. Since Moonlight has low PP, don't use it too recklessly. Be careful with bringing Necrozma directly in on strong attacks from the likes of Kyurem-B and Mega Salamence because Necrozma isn't very bulky and is pretty slow. Necrozma's ability to take super effective hits well can make it seem bulkier than it actually is, so don't overestimate Necrozma's bulk,(AC) (otherwise this sounds like "don't avoid strong neutral hits") and avoid strong neutral hits.

Team Options
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Steel-type checks like Mega Charizard Y, Zygarde, and Volcanion are nice teammates for Necrozma because they can remove Steel-types like Genesect and Celesteela that give Necrozma trouble. Mega Charizard Y is an especially notable ally because it increases Moonlight's recovery with Drought and gives Necrozma a form of speed control. Strong physical attackers like Kartana and Lurantis can scare off special walls like Chansey and Tapu Fini, which Necrozma struggles to beat. Since Necrozma is slow, it appreciates speed control like Tailwind and Icy Wind. Some Pokemon that can provide it are the aforementioned Mega Charizard Y, Kyurem-B, and Zapdos. Alternatively, you can take advantage of Necrozma's fairly low Speed by using it in a Trick Room team alongside setters such as Porygon2 and Diancie. Intimidate from the likes of Incineroar, Landorus-T, and Mega Manectric eases Necrozma's setup and lets it rely on Moonlight less, as the move has low PP. Heal Pulse from the likes of Tapu Fini and Chansey helps Necrozma set up too. Grass-types like Kartana and Tapu Bulu appreciate Necrozma's ability to lure in and KO Fire- and Steel-types like Incineroar and Mega Metagross. The former also patches up Necrozma's poor Speed with Tailwind, and the latter provides it with passive recovery from Grassy Terrain.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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An offensive Trick Room set with Photon Geyser, Earth Power, and either Protect or Stealth Rock is an option for Trick Room teams, though this set lacks power and longevity as opposed to the Calm Mind set. Heat Wave hurts Pokemon that don't fear Earth Power or Tectonic Rage like Assault Vest Genesect and Mega Scizor. However, the inability to beat Incineroar makes Heat Wave inferior to Earth Power. Electric Seed or Grassy Seed with their respective Terrain setters can make Necrozma's setup easier, but this set is outclassed by Calm Mind Cresselia because it is a lot bulkier than Necrozma.

Checks and Counters
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**Dark-types**: Pokemon like Incineroar, Hoopa-U, and Tyranitar are immune to Photon Geyser and capable of dealing big damage with their super effective Dark-type STAB moves. They're pretty vulnerable to a boosted Tectonic Rage, though.

**Steel-types**: The likes of Mega Metagross, Genesect, and Celesteela resist Photon Geyser but usually struggle to take on a boosted Tectonic Rage. Celesteela is one of the most sturdy Necrozma counters because it's immune to Tectonic Rage.

**Bug-types**: Pokemon like Genesect and Volcarona are capable of dealing heavy damage to Necrozma with their super effective STAB moves.

**Strong Attacks**: Necrozma isn't very bulky, so powerful attacks like Kyurem-B's Subzero Slammer and item-boosted Thunderbolt from Tapu Koko inflict big damage on Necrozma. Note that strong neutral attacks are almost as dangerous as super effective ones.

**Toxic**: Status from the likes of Porygon2 and Chansey cuts Necrozma's longevity and prevents it from successfully setting up. Additionally, the majority of Toxic users have great special bulk, enabling them to stall Necrozma out.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Egor, 439341]]
- Earlier versions by: [[Memoric, 215000]]
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