Monotype Nidoqueen (Poison) [QC: 3/3] [GP: 2/2]

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[OVERVIEW]

Poison
========

Nidoqueen's good bulk and access to Stealth Rock allow it to act as an entry hazard setter while also freeing up a moveslot on Nidoking. Good coverage moves in Ice Beam and Thunderbolt and the ability Sheer Force to power up its attacks also let it pressure Pokemon like Latios and Excadrill from repeatedly coming in. Nidoqueen also has more bulk than Nidoking. which allows it to survive attacks like of Mega Diancie's Earth Power and +2 Mega Scizor's Bullet Punch. However, Nidoqueen's bulk comes with the price of having less Speed than Nidoking, which makes Heatran able to outpace it. Nidoqueen also has lower Special Attack than Nidoking, allowing Pokemon like Hippowdon and Zapdos to take its attacks. Nihilego also gives Nidoqueen competition as a Stealth Rock setter that can also free up a moveslot on Nidoking and outpace Pokemon Nidoqueen cannot like Landorus-T, Garchomp and Volcarona thanks to its higher Speed.

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock (Poison)
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Thunderbolt
item: Shuca Berry / Life Orb
ability: Sheer Force
nature: Timid
evs: 164 HP / 144 SpA / 200 Spe

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

Stealth Rock allows Nidoqueen to help pressure troublesome Pokemon for Poison like Heatran and Victini as well as Dragonite, which can be OHKOed by Ice Beam once its Multiscale has been broken. Earth Power helps combats big threats to Poison like Excadrill, Mega Diancie, and Victini. Thunderbolt helps against Water- and Flying-types such as Slowbro and Mega Charizard Y and Defog users like Mantine. Ice Beam helps nail Dragon-, Flying-, and Ground-types like Hydreigon, Garchomp, Zapdos, Gliscor, and Landorus-T.

Set Details
========

164 HP EVs and Shuca Berry allow Nidoqueen to last as long as possible in the Steel- and the Ground-type matchup; it easily survives Earthquake from Excadrill and Landorus-T. 200 Speed EVs allow Nidoqueen to outpace Adamant Dragonite and Breloom and KO them with Ice Beam after it they have taken chip damage. 144 Special Attack EVs along with Sheer Force are used to make Nidoqueen's attacks powerful enough to KO Mega Scizor and Klefki. Alternatively, Nidoqueen can run Life Orb for an extra boost alongside Sheer Force in order to 2HKO Zapdos, Toxapex, Hippowdon, and Ferrothorn.

Usage Tips
========

Use Nidoqueen as a lead in key matchups like Dragon and Steel, as Ice Beam will threaten most Dragon-types into switching out, which is a perfect time to set Stealth Rock. Try to save Nidoqueen's Shuca Berry and enough HP to get a surprise KO on Ground-types such as Excadrill and Landorus-T. Be wary around faster and powerful Pokemon such as Mega Gallade, Kyurem-B, and Latios, as they outpace Nidoqueen and can OHKO it from full health even with its decent bulk. Use Earth Power to weaken faster Taunt users like Tapu Koko and Cobalion, as most of the time they will use Taunt to cut off Nidoqueen from using Stealth Rock. Use Nidoqueen in Flying-type matchups to set Stealth Rock, as its coverage threatens common Defog users like Mantine, Gliscor, and Landorus-T as well as Thundurus-T and Celesteela.

Team Options
========

Nidoking appreciates Nidoqueen's Stealth Rock support to break through the opposition as a powerful wallbreaker that helps take care of troubling Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn, and because Nidoqueen runs Stealth Rock, Nidoking can run another move like Thunderbolt to pressure Flying- and Water-types like Mantine and Slowbro. Alolan Muk helps Nidoqueen by trapping troubling Psychic-types like Alolan Raichu and Latios and OHKOing them with Pursuit. Mega Venusaur is the main way of dealing with physical attackers like Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Thanks to its ability Thick Fat, it can also take attacks from Mamoswine and Weavile. Mega Venusaur is also important to have on the team due to its Grass typing, which helps greatly in matchups like Ground and Water, making it a good switch-in to attacks like Earthquake from Excadrill and Landorus-T and Waterfall from Mega Swampert. It can also provide Leech Seed to give passive recovery to its teammates. In return, Nidoqueen can take care of troubling Fire-types like Infernape and Heatran. Crobat offers Defog support along with being able to threaten troubling Pokemon like Mega Lopunny and Mega Gallade with Brave Bird. Furthermore, its Flying typing can help greatly with Ground-type attacks from the likes of Garchomp and Excadrill. Toxapex aids in taking care of Normal-types with its Toxic Spikes support being able to effectively cripple the bulky duo of Chansey and Porygon2. Thanks to its Water typing, Toxapex is able to switch in on Ice- and Water-type attacks from the likes of Weavile and Greninja. It can also help with Dragonite because of its amazing bulk and help with setup Pokemon like Mega Gallade and Mega Latias thanks to Haze. In return, Nidoqueen can switch into Electric-type attacks from Zapdos and Tapu Koko for Crobat and Toxapex.


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

Poison
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Taunt can be used over Thunderbolt when Nidoqueen is using Life Orb to prevent slower Defog users like Mandibuzz and Mantine from removing entry hazards, block Stealth Rock by slow Pokemon like Jirachi, Ferrothorn, and Hippowdon, and stop walls like Chansey and Porygon2 from recovering their health. Flamethrower can be used over Thunderbolt in order to hit Steel-types like Mega Scizor and Ferrothorn harder; however, Nidoqueen can no longer take care of Pokemon like Mantine without Thunderbolt.

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

Poison
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**Ground-types**: After Shuca Berry has been consumed, Nidoqueen struggles to take Ground-type attacks from the likes of Landorus-T and Excadrill, as they will KO it after some chip damage.

**Water-types**: Nidoqueen has trouble with Water-types like Rotom-W, and Suicune as they can take Nidoqueen's attacks and dent it with their STAB attacks.

**Faster Attackers**: Pokemon that outpace Nidoqueen like Mega Gallade, Greninja, and Kyurem-B can easily OHKO it with their super effective STAB attacks.

**Special Walls**: Special walls like Chansey and Gastrodon can easily tank any of Nidoqueen's attacks and slowly wear it down.

**Wallbreakers and Setup Sweepers**: Wallbreakers like Diggersby, Victini, and Meloetta can OHKO Nidoqueen from full health and outpace it. Setup sweepers like Mega Latias and Mew can easily set up on Nidoqueen and OHKO it with their STAB attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Poison analysis by: [[Yami, 393488]]
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[OVERVIEW]

Poison
========

* Nidoqueen has good bulk, awesome coverage moves in Ice Beam and Flamethrower, has access to Stealth Rock, and an ability that helps power up its attacks to help pressure Pokemon like Latios and Landorus from repeatedly coming in. i would pick a different example than Landorus as Landorus dies to ice beam regardless of its ability
* Nidoqueen also has more bulk than its brother Nidoking and allows it to live attacks from the likes of Heatran's Earth Power and Mega Scizor's Bullet Punch after a Swords Dance.
* Furthermore, it has the ability Sheer Force, which allows its moves to get an extra boost that helps greatly with getting KOs on Mega Scizor and Excadrill. this is already covered in the first sentence
* However, while Nidoqueen has better bulk than Nidoking, it comes with the price of having less speed than Nidoking that which makes Heatran able to outpace it. It also has lower Special Attacks moves also do less than Nidoking, allowing Pokemon like Ferrothorn and Zapdos to live its attacksand put damage on it.
* It faces competition from its brother Nidoking as a Stealth Rock settler and a Special attacker, as it deals more damage than Nidoqueen due to it having more offensive stats and being able to outpace Heatran. You already say all of this Nihilego also outclasses it as a Stealth Rock settler, and can help with the Flying matchup greatly due to running Choice Scarf with the combination of Hidden Power Ice and Power Gem. I wouldn't say it outclasses it as a SR setter, but it is competition for it.

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock (Poison)
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Flamethrower
move 4: Ice Beam
item: Shuca Berry / Life Orb
ability: Sheer Force
nature: Timid
evs: 164 HP / 144 SpA / 200 Spe

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

* Stealth Rock allows it to help pressure troublesome Pokemon for Poison like Heatran and Victini from switching in repeatedly and also helps with Dragonite as it can be OHKOed by Ice Beam once its ability Mutiscale been broken.
* Earth Power helps with big threats to Poison like Excadrill, Mega Diancie and Victini.
* Flamethrower goes well with Earth Power to help greatly against Steel- and Grass-types like Ferrothorn, Mega Scizor and Tapu Bulu.
* Ice Beam helps nail Pokemon like Dragon-types like Garchomp and Hydreigon and Flying-types like Zapdos, Landorus-T and Dragonite.

Set Details
========

* 164 HP EVs is to make Nidoqueen able to last as long as possible in the matchup and alongside Shuca Berry, it easily survives Ground-type attacks like and leaving it with half of its HP after consuming Shuca berry from Excadrill and Landorus-T's Earthquake. I just rephrased this so that Shuca Berry doesn't sound like an after thought when it is a prominent part of the set.
* 200 EVs in Speed to outpace Adamant Dragonite and Breloom after it is chipped to OHKO it with Ice Beam.
* 144 Special Attack along with Sheer Force are used in order to make Nidoqueen's attacks to get KOs on Mega Scizor and Klefiki.
* Alternavely, Nidoqueen can run Life Orb for an extra boost alongside Sheer Force in order to gain the 2ko 2HKOs on Zapdos, Toxapex, Hippowdon and Ferrothorn.

Usage Tips
========

* Use Nidoqueen as a lead in key matchups like Dragon and Steel, as Ice Beam will threaten most Dragons to switching which is a perfect time to set Stealth Rocks. In the Steel matchup, the combination of Flamethrower and Earth Power will create a guessing game of which one it will use, and leads to switching which makes it a perfect time to set down Stealth Rock.
* Try to save Nidoqueen's Shuca Berry to get a surprise KO on Excadrill and Landorus-T with Earth Power and Ice Beam respectfully.
* Try to preserve Nidoqueen's health as much as possible and not take unnecessary damage in the Poison mirror along with the Steel-type matchup as it can help sweep late game with Earth Power and Flamethrower.
* Be wary around faster powerful Pokemon, such as Mega Gallade, Kyurem-B and Latios as these outpace and can OHKO from full even with its decent bulk.
* Do not keep it in against Choice Band users like Diggersby and Victini or Choice Specs users like Hydreigion and Balcehalpon because it will make Nidoqueen unusable for the rest of the matchup. This is pretty much the same thing as the above tip.
* In the steel-type matchup, try to predict the Heatran switch in and pop its Air balloon. This makes it easier for Nidoqueen to switch between Earth Power and Flamethrower to get KOs.
* Use Nidoqueen in the Flying-type matchup to set Stealth Rock, and use ice beam to dent Zapdos and OHKO Landorus-T.

Team Options
========

* Nidoking can be used as a powerful wallbreaker to help take care of troubling Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn so Nidoqueen can keep its Shuca Berry for Excadrill. It can also be used as a Choice Scarf user to help greatly in the Flying-type matchup with taking care of Celesteela, Mega Charizard Y and Mantine. This time, Nidoqueen can utilize its Shuca berry to get the OHKO on Landorus-T that would otherwise give Nidoking trouble. I feel like this should be rewritten a bit so that you state specifically that since Nidoqueen is using SR, Nidoking can take full advantage of its coverage moves - don't just make this a new sentence, try to rewrite your first one to include this point.
* Alolan Muk helps Nidoqueen by trapping troubling Psychic-types like Alolan Raichu and Latios and OHKO them with Pursuit. It can also help with Fairy-types like Tapu Bulu and Knock Off items from bulky Pokemon like Mantine, Chansey and Porygon2. I don't think Knock Off really matters since Nidoqueen lacks the power to take care of any of your examples even without their item.
* Mega Venusaur is the main way of dealing with physical attackers like Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Thanks to Thick Fat, it can also take on attacks from Mamoswine and Weavile. It is also important to have on the team due to its Grass-typing, it helps greatly in bad matchups like Ground and Water as well as a good switchin to Ground-type attacks from Excadrill and Landorus-T. In return, Nidoqueen can take care of troubling Fire-types like Infernape and Heatran.
* Crobat offers Defog support along with being able to threaten troubling Pokemon like Mega Lopunny and Mega Gallade with Brave Bird. Furthermore, Its Flying-typing can help greatly with Ground-type attacks from the likes of Garchomp and Excadrill.
* Toxapex aids in taking care of Normal-types with its Toxic Spikes support being able to run down the bulky duo of Chansey and Porygon2. It can also help with Dragonite because of its amazing bulk. Thanks to Haze, it can also help with setup Pokemon like Mega Gallade and Mega Latias.
* Nihilego is the primer Choice Scarfer, as it can use its Power Gem with the combination of Thunderbolt or Hidden Power Ice to help greatly in the Flying-type match up along with Dragon and Ground with its Hidden Power Ice. In return, Nidoqueen can help pressure Flying-types with Ice Beam and getting a surprise KO on Landorus-T or in the Ground matchup, Excadrill. As with the Nidoking, state that Nidoqueen removes the need from running SR on Nihilego.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options

=============

Poison
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* Nidoqueen can run a more offesive spread of 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe with Life Orb to become a more of a threat in the steel matchup. However, this means that it cannot get a KO on Excadrill and Landorus-T due to its lack of Shuca Berry and will get OHKOed. I don't see why you would use this set as this would just be a worse Nidoking, without the niche of this defensive set which can live certain moves.

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

Poison
--------

**Ground-types**: After Shuca berry has been consumed, it struggles to take Ground-type attacks from the likes of Landorus-T, and Excadrill as it will KO Nidoqueen after some chip damage.

**Water-types**: Nidoqueen can't do much to these besides Toxapex - examples can be Suicune, Mantine, Rotom-W.

**Faster Attackers**: Pokemon that outpace Nidoqueen like Mega Gallde, Greninja and Kyurem-B can easily OHKO it with their super effective STAB attacks.

**Special Walls**: Special walls like Chansey, Mantine, and
Rotom-W wouldn't call Rotom-W a special wall, Nidoqueen loses to it bc of no means of actually hitting it can easily tank any of Nidoqueen's attacks and slowly wear it down.

**Wallbreakers
and Setup Sweepers**: Physcial wallbreakers like Diggersby and Victini can OHKO Nidoqueen from full and outpace Nidoqueen. Special wallbreakers like Meloetta and Kommo-o can outpace and OHKO Nidoqueen with their STAB attacks. I would just rewrite this whole bullet, be more general for all wallbreakers beating it and then include setup sweepers.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Magma, 393488]]
- Poison analysis by: [[Magma, 393488]]
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QC 1/3 also read through your analysis again as there's a fair amount of typos and such.
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Poison
========

* Nidoqueen has good bulk, has awesome coverage moves in Ice Beam and Flamethrower, access to Stealth Rock, and an ability that helps power up its attacks to pressure Pokemon like Latios and Excadrill from repeatedly coming in.

* Nidoqueen is used mainly to free up coverage on Nidoking

* Nidoqueen also has more bulk than its brother Nidoking and allows it to live attacks from the likes of Heatran's Earth Power and Mega Scizor's Bullet Punch after a Swords Dance.
* However, Nidoqueen's bulk comes with the price of having less Speed than Nidoking which makes Heatran able to outpace it. It also has lower Special Attack then Nidoking allowing Pokemon like Ferrothorn and Zapdos to live its attacks.
- its weird that u say it can tank heatran, then say its a threat in the legit next bullet. fix this

* Nihilego also gives it competition as a Stealth Rock settler, as can help with the Flying matchup greatly due to running Choice Scarf with the combination of Hidden Power Ice and Power Gem.

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock (Poison)
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Flamethrower
item: Shuca Berry / Life Orb
ability: Sheer Force
nature: Timid
evs: 164 HP / 144 SpA / 200 Spe

switched places of ice beam and flamethrower bz shuca is the main item

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

* Stealth Rock allows it to help pressure troublesome Pokemon for Poison like Heatran and Victini from switching in repeatedly and helps with Dragonite as it can be OHKOed by Ice Beam once its ability Multiscale been broken.
* Earth Power helps with big threats to Poison like Excadrill, Mega Diancie, and Victini.
* Flamethrower goes well with Earth Power to help greatly against Steel- and Grass-types like Ferrothorn, Mega Scizor, and Tapu Bulu.
* Ice Beam helps nail Pokemon like Dragon-types like Garchomp and Hydreigon and Flying-types like Zapdos, Landorus-T and Dragonite.
- reword this to say hits Dragon-, Flying-, and Ground-type Pokemon then list the mons in order of those types

Set Details
========

* 164 HP EVs is to make Nidoqueen able to last as long as possible in the matchup and alongside Shuca Berry, it easily survives Ground-type attacks likefrom Excadrill and Landorus-T's Earthquake.
* 200 Speed EVs EVs in Speed to outpace Adamant Dragonite and Breloom after it is chipped to OHKO them with Ice Beam.
* 144 Special Attack EVs along with Sheer Force are used to make Nidoqueen's attacks to get KOs on Mega Scizor and Klefki.
* Alternatively, Nidoqueen can run Life Orb for an extra boost alongside Sheer Force in order to gain 2HKOs on Zapdos, Toxapex, Hippowdon and Ferrothorn.

Usage Tips
========

* Use Nidoqueen as a lead in key matchups like Dragon and Steel, as Ice Beam will threaten most Dragons to switching which is a perfect time to set Stealth Rocks. In the Steel matchup, the combination of Flamethrower and Earth Power will create a guessing game of which one it will use, and leads to switching which makes it a perfect time to set down Stealth Rock.
* Try to save Nidoqueen's Shuca Berry to get a surprise KO on Excadrill and Landorus-T with Earth Power and Ice Beam respectfully.
- add that it should keep enough hp to tank these attacks with the berry

* Try to preserve Nidoqueen's health as much as possible and not take unnecessary damage in the Poison mirror along with the Steel-type matchup as it can help sweep late game with Earth Power and Flamethrower.
- nidoqueen will always be on teams with nidoking and never really need to do this job bz it will and is better at it

* Be wary around faster powerful Pokemon, such as Mega Gallade, Kyurem-B and Latios as these outpace and can OHKO from full even with its decent bulk.
* In the steel-type matchup, try to predict the Heatran switch in and pop its Air balloon. This makes it easier for Nidoqueen to switch between Earth Power and Flamethrower to get KOs.
* Use Nidoqueen in the Flying-type matchup to set Stealth Rock, and use Ice Beam to dent Zapdos and OHKO Landorus-T.
- this is weirdly stated, def talk abt keeping sr and using its coverage to threaten defoggers and common mons.

Team Options
========

* Thanks to Nidoqueen running Stealth Rock, Nidoking can be used as a powerful wallbreaker to help take care of troubling Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn, and can run another move like Thunderbolt to pressure Flying-types. It can also be used as a Choice Scarf user to help greatly in the Flying-type matchup with taking care of Celesteela, Mega Charizard Y and Mantine thanks to being able to outpace and take care of them.
- choice scarf nidoking is the poorest shit ever

* Alolan Muk helps Nidoqueen by trapping troubling Psychic-types like Alolan Raichu and Latios and OHKO them with Pursuit. It can also help with Fairy-types like Tapu Bulu.
- fairy isnt really a threat to poison so this line is unnecessary

* Mega Venusaur is the main way of dealing with physical attackers like Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Thanks to Thick Fat, it can also take on attacks from Mamoswine and Weavile. It is also important to have on the team due to its Grass-typing, it helps greatly in bad matchups like Ground and Water as well as a good switchin to Ground-type attacks from Excadrill and Landorus-T. In return, Nidoqueen can take care of troubling Fire-types like Infernape and Heatran.
* Crobat offers Defog support along with being able to threaten troubling Pokemon like Mega Lopunny and Mega Gallade with Brave Bird. Furthermore, Its Flying-typing can help greatly with Ground-type attacks from the likes of Garchomp and Excadrill.
* Toxapex aids in taking care of Normal-types with its Toxic Spikes support being able to run down the bulky duo of Chansey and Porygon2. It can also help with Dragonite because of its amazing bulk. Thanks to Haze, it can also help with setup Pokemon like Mega Gallade and Mega Latias.
- water/ice resist as well

* Nihilego is the premier Choice Scarfer, as it can use its Power Gem with the combination of Thunderbolt or Hidden Power Ice to help greatly in the Flying-type match up along with Dragon and Ground with its Hidden Power Ice, thanks to Nidoqueen be able to run Stealth Rock this frees up a move on Nihilego to run something else for coverage.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options

=============

Poison
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* Taunt, can prevent like slower defoggers mandi+mantine from removing hazards and can prevent walls like chansey from recovering off damage etc. this is used w/ lo and over flamethrower

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

Poison
--------

**Ground-types**: After Shuca berry has been consumed, it struggles to take Ground-type attacks from the likes of Landorus-T, and Excadrill as it will KO Nidoqueen after some chip damage.

**Water-types**: Nidoqueen has trouble with Water-types like Rotom-W, Mantine and Suicune as they can take Nidoqueen's attacks and
dent OHKO it with their Water-STAB.
- these water-types are weak, maybe suicune after a boost. if you want to make like keldeo the example then yea it would ohko it but not these Pokemon

**Faster Attackers**: Pokemon that outpace Nidoqueen like Mega Gallade, Greninja, and Kyurem-B can easily OHKO it with their super effective STAB attacks.

**Special Walls**: Special walls like Chansey and Mantine can easily tank any of Nidoqueen's attacks and slowly wear it down.

**Wallbreakers and Setup Sweepers**: Wallbreakers like Diggersby, Victini and Meloetta can OHKO Nidoqueen from full and outpace Nidoqueen. Setup sweepers like Mega Latias, Cloyster and Mew can easily setup on Nidoqueen and OHKO it with their STAB attacks.

- cloyster is a rare sweeper in mono, 2 its spd is poor and easily gets ohkoed by nidoqueen

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Magma, 393488]]
- Poison analysis by: [[Magma, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Moosical, 215618], [maroon, 305839], [<username3>, <userid3>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <username2>]]
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[OVERVIEW]

Poison
========

Nidoqueen has good bulk, has awesome coverage moves in Ice Beam and Flamethrower, access to Stealth Rock, and an ability that helps power up its attacks to pressure Pokemon like Latios and Excadrill from repeatedly coming in. Thanks to Nidoqueen running Stealth Rock, to free up a coverage move on Nidoking. Nidoqueen also has more bulk than Nidoking and allows it to live attacks from the likes of GastrodonMega Diancie's Earth Power and Mega Scizor's Bullet Punch after a Swords Dance. However, Nidoqueen's bulk comes with the price of having less Speed than Nidoking which makes Heatran able to outpace it. It also has lower Special Attack then Nidoking allowing Pokemon like Ferrothorn and Zapdos to live its attacks. Nihilego also gives it competition as a Stealth Rock settler that can also free up a moveslot on Nidoking, as can help with the Flying matchup greatly due to running Choice Scarf with the combination of Hidden Power Ice and Power Gem. i wouldnt say nihilego can help w the flying mu, just say that it can revenge kill stuff with its higher speed and give examples since nidoqueen can also do well vs flying because of boltbeam

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock (Poison)
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Flamethrower Thunderbolt
item: Shuca Berry / Life Orb
ability: Sheer Force
nature: Timid
evs: 164 HP / 144 SpA / 200 Spe

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

Stealth Rock allows it to help pressure troublesome Pokemon for Poison like Heatran and Victini from switching in repeatedly and helps with Dragonite as it can be OHKOed by Ice Beam once its ability Multiscale been broken. Earth Power helps with big threats to Poison like Excadrill, Mega Diancie and Victini. Flamethrower goes well with Earth Power to help greatly against Steel- and Grass-types like Ferrothorn, Mega Scizor and Tapu Bulu. Ice Beam helps nail Dragon-, Flying, and Ground-types like Hydreigon, Garchomp, Zapdos and Landorus-T. i would include gliscor as an example of something ice beam hits over something maybe
*talk about thunderbolt and what it hits, another defogger in mantine


Set Details
========

164 HP EVs is to make Nidoqueen able to last as long as possible in the matchup and alongside Shuca Berry, it easily survives Ground-type attacks likefrom Excadrill and Landorus-T's Earthquake. 200 Speed EVs to outpace Adamant Dragonite and Breloom after it is chipped to OHKO them with Ice Beam. 144 Special Attack EVs along with Sheer Force are used to make Nidoqueen's attacks to get KOs on Mega Scizor and Klefki. Alternatively, Nidoqueen can run Life Orb for an extra boost alongside Sheer Force in order to gain 2HKOs on Zapdos, Toxapex, Hippowdon and Ferrothorn.

Usage Tips
========

Use Nidoqueen as a lead in key matchups like Dragon and Steel, as Ice Beam will threaten most Dragons to switching which is a perfect time to set Stealth Rocks. In the Steel matchup, the combination of Flamethrower and Earth Power will create a guessing game of which one it will use, and leads to switching which makes it a perfect time to set down Stealth Rock. replaced flame w/ tboltTry to save Nidoqueen's Shuca Berry and enough HP to get a surprise KO on Ground-type Pokemon such as Excadrill and Landorus-T with Earth Power and Ice Beam respectfully. Be wary around faster powerful Pokemon, such as Mega Gallade, Kyurem-B and Latios as these outpace and can OHKO from full even with its decent bulk. In the steel-type matchup, try to predict the Heatran switch in and pop its Air balloon. This makes it easier for Nidoqueen to switch between Earth Power and Flamethrower to get KOs. Use Nidoqueen in the Flying-type matchup to set Stealth Rock as its coverage threatens common Defog users like Zapdos, Skarmory Mantine, Gliscor, and Landorus-T as well as threaten Thundurus-T and Celesteela. think these are better examples

Team Options
========

Thanks to Nidoqueen running Stealth Rock, Nidoking can be used as a powerful wallbreaker to help take care of troubling Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn, and can run another move like Thunderbolt to pressure Flying-types. nidoking appreciating nidoqueen's stealth rock support to break through the oppositionAlolan Muk helps Nidoqueen by trapping troubling Psychic-types like Alolan Raichu and Latios and OHKO them with Pursuit. Mega Venusaur is the main way of dealing with physical attackers like Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Thanks to Thick Fat, it can also take on attacks from Mamoswine and Weavile. It is also important to have on the team due to its Grass-typing, it helps greatly in bad matchups like Ground and Water as well as a good switchin to Ground-type attacks from Excadrill and Landorus-T. water isnt a bad matchup for poison. just name the types of attacks and examples it can take for nidoqueen and say it can provide passive recovery with leech seed In return, Nidoqueen can take care of troubling Fire-types like Infernape and Heatran. Crobat offers Defog support along with being able to threaten troubling Pokemon like Mega Lopunny and Mega Gallade with Brave Bird. Furthermore, Its Flying-typing can help greatly with Ground-type attacks from the likes of Garchomp and Excadrill. Toxapex aids in taking care of Normal-types with its Toxic Spikes support being able to run down the bulky duo of Chansey and Porygon2. Thanks it its Water-typing it is able to resist Ice- and Water-types attacks from the likes of Weavile and Greninja. It can also help with Dragonite because of its amazing bulk and thanks to Haze, help with setup Pokemon like Mega Gallade and Mega Latias. put in a bit that talks about nidoqueen's ability to switch into electric attacks for crobat and toxapex maybe? Nihilego is the premier Choice Scarfer, as it can use its Power Gem with the combination of Thunderbolt or Hidden Power Ice to help greatly in the Flying-type match up along with Dragon and Ground with its Hidden Power Ice, thanks to Nidoqueen be able to run Stealth Rock this frees up a move on Nihilego to run something else for coverage. you don't run nidoqueen without nidoking and i find it hard to fit all three considering the type of team structure poison teams have. running all three requires you to drop a crucial member of poison's defensive core


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options

=============

Poison
--------
Taunt can be used over Flamethrower when Nidoqueen is using Life Orb to prevent slower Defog users like Mandibuzz and Mantine from removing hazards as well as stop walls walls like Chansey and Zapdos from recovering their health back with their healing moves. However, this makes it harder to deal with Steel-types like Mega Scizor because of dropping Flamethrower.
*flamethrower but you have to give up tbolt

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

Poison
--------

**Ground-types**: After Shuca berry has been consumed, it struggles to take Ground-type attacks from the likes of Landorus-T, and Excadrill as it will KO Nidoqueen after some chip damage.

**Water-types**: Nidoqueen has trouble with Water-types like Rotom-W
, Mantine and Suicune as they can take Nidoqueen's attacks and dent it with their Water-STAB. with tbolt on the main set mantine isn't really a check or counter

**Faster Attackers**: Pokemon that outpace Nidoqueen like Mega Gallade, Greninja and Kyurem-B can easily OHKO it with their super effective STAB attacks.

**Special Walls**: Special walls like Chansey and
Mantine Gastrodon can easily tank any of Nidoqueen's attacks and slowly wear it down. same thing as above

**Wallbreakers and Setup Sweepers**: Wallbreakers like Diggersby, Victini and Meloetta can OHKO Nidoqueen from full and outpace Nidoqueen. Setup sweepers like Mega Latias and Mew can easily setup on Nidoqueen and OHKO it with their STAB attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Poison analysis by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Moosical, 215618], [maroon, 305839], [<username3>, <userid3>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <username2>]]
thunderbolt > flamethrower is a pretty big change. tag me when you implement it and ill look over and stamp it
 
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Decem

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[OVERVIEW]

Poison
========

Nidoqueen has good bulk, has awesome coverage moves in Ice Beam, Thunderbolt and Flamethrower, access to Stealth Rock, and an ability that helps power up its attacks to pressure Pokemon like Latios and Excadrill from repeatedly coming in. need to specify sheer forceThanks to Nidoqueen running Stealth Rock, to free up a coverage move on Nidoking. Nidoqueen also has more bulk than Nidoking and allows it to live attacks from the likes of Mega Diancie's Earth Power and Mega Scizor's Bullet Punch after a Swords Dance. However, Nidoqueen's bulk comes with the price of having less Speed than Nidoking which makes Heatran able to outpace it. It also has lower Special Attack then Nidoking allowing Pokemon like Ferrothorn and Zapdos to live its attacks. Nihilego also gives it competition as a Stealth Rock settler that can also free up a moveslot on Nidoking, as with its higher Speed it can outpace Pokemon Nidoqueen cannot like Landorus-T, Garchomp and Volcarona.

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock (Poison)
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Thunderbolt
item: Shuca Berry / Life Orb
ability: Sheer Force
nature: Timid
evs: 164 HP / 144 SpA / 200 Spe

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

Stealth Rock allows it to help pressure troublesome Pokemon for Poison like Heatran and Victini from switching in repeatedly and helps with Dragonite as it can be OHKOed by Ice Beam once its ability Multiscale been broken. Earth Power helps with big threats to Poison like Excadrill, Mega Diancie and Victini. Thunderbolt helps Water- and Flying-types such as Slowbro, Mega Charizard Y and Defog users like Mantine. Ice Beam helps nail Dragon-, Flying, and Ground-types like Hydreigon, Garchomp, Zapdos, Gliscor and Landorus-T.

Set Details
========

164 HP EVs is to make Nidoqueen able to last as long as possible in the matchup and alongside Shuca Berry, it easily survives Ground-type attacks likefrom Excadrill and Landorus-T's Earthquake. 200 Speed EVs to outpace Adamant Dragonite and Breloom after it is chipped to OHKO them with Ice Beam. 144 Special Attack EVs along with Sheer Force are used to make Nidoqueen's attacks to get KOs on Mega Scizor and Klefki. Alternatively, Nidoqueen can run Life Orb for an extra boost alongside Sheer Force in order to gain 2HKOs on Zapdos, Toxapex, Hippowdon and Ferrothorn.

Usage Tips
========

Use Nidoqueen as a lead in key matchups like Dragon and Steel, as Ice Beam will threaten most Dragons to switching which is a perfect time to set Stealth Rocks. Try to save Nidoqueen's Shuca Berry and enough HP to get a surprise KO on Ground-types such as Excadrill and Landorus-T with Earth Power and Ice Beam respectfully. Be wary around faster powerful Pokemon, such as Mega Gallade, Kyurem-B and Latios as these outpace and can OHKO from full even with its decent bulk. In the steel-type matchup, try to predict the Heatran switch in and pop its Air balloon. This makes it easier for Nidoqueen to switch between Earth Power and Flamethrower to get KOs. Use Nidoqueen in the Flying-type matchup to set Stealth Rock as its coverage threatens common Defog users like Mantine, Gliscor and Landorus-T as well as threaten Thundurus-T and Celesteela. write a bullet about faster taunt users and what to do vs them

Team Options
========

Nidoking appreciating Nidoqueen's Stealth Rock support to break through the opposition as a powerful wallbreaker to help take care of troubling Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn, and can run another move like Thunderbolt to pressure Flying- and Water-types like Mantine and Slowbro. Alolan Muk helps Nidoqueen by trapping troubling Psychic-types like Alolan Raichu and Latios and OHKO them with Pursuit. Mega Venusaur is the main way of dealing with physical attackers like Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Thanks to Thick Fat, it can also take on attacks from Mamoswine and Weavile. It is also important to have on the team due to its Grass-typing, it helps greatly in matchups like Ground and Water as well as a good switchin to Ground-type attacks like Earthquake from Excadrill and Landorus-T and Waterfall from Mega Swampert. It can also provide Leech Seed to give passive recovery to its teammates. In return, Nidoqueen can take care of troubling Fire-types like Infernape and Heatran. Crobat offers Defog support along with being able to threaten troubling Pokemon like Mega Lopunny and Mega Gallade with Brave Bird. Furthermore, Its Flying-typing can help greatly with Ground-type attacks from the likes of Garchomp and Excadrill. Toxapex aids in taking care of Normal-types with its Toxic Spikes support being able to run down the bulky duo of Chansey and Porygon2. Thanks it its Water-typing it is able to resist Ice- and Water-types attacks from the likes of Weavile and Greninja. It can also help with Dragonite because of its amazing bulk and thanks to Haze, help with setup Pokemon like Mega Gallade and Mega Latias. In return, Nidoqueen can switchin to Electric-type attacks from Zapdos and Tapu Koko for Crobat and Toxapex.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options

=============

Poison
--------
Taunt can be used over Flamethrower Thunderbolt when Nidoqueen is using Life Orb to prevent slower Defog users like Mandibuzz and Mantine from removing hazards as well as stop walls walls like Chansey and Zapdos Porygon2 from recovering their health back with their healing moves. that's a pretty slow zapdos and u beat it anywayFlamethrower can be used over Thunderbolt in order to hit Steel-types like Mega Scizor and Ferrothorn harder; however this means Nidoqueen can no longer take care of Pokemon like Mantine and Crobat. crobat is w/e, just say it can't hit mantine. id also mention hazard setters for taunt too

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

Poison
--------

**Ground-types**: After Shuca berry has been consumed, it struggles to take Ground-type attacks from the likes of Landorus-T, and Excadrill as it will KO Nidoqueen after some chip damage.

**Water-types**: Nidoqueen has trouble with Water-types like Rotom-W and Suicune as they can take Nidoqueen's attacks and dent it with their Water-STAB.

**Faster Attackers**: Pokemon that outpace Nidoqueen like Mega Gallade, Greninja and Kyurem-B can easily OHKO it with their super effective STAB attacks.

**Special Walls**: Special walls like Chansey and Gastrodon can easily tank any of Nidoqueen's attacks and slowly wear it down.

**Wallbreakers and Setup Sweepers**: Wallbreakers like Diggersby, Victini and Meloetta can OHKO Nidoqueen from full and outpace Nidoqueen. Setup sweepers like Mega Latias and Mew can easily setup on Nidoqueen and OHKO it with their STAB attacks.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Poison analysis by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Moosical, 215618], [maroon, 305839], [<username3>, <userid3>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <username2>]]
QC 3/3

 
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deetah

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Amcheck, feel free to use what you would like from this. Add Remove Comments (AC) = Add Comma (RC) = Remove Comma (AH) = Add Hyphen (RH) = Remove Hyphen (RS) = Remove Space

[OVERVIEW]

Poison
========

Nidoqueen has good bulk, has good coverage moves in Ice Beam and Thunderbolt, access to Stealth Rock, and the ability Sheer Force that helps power up its attacks to pressure Pokemon like Latios and Excadrill from repeatedly coming in. Thanks to Nidoqueen running Stealth Rock, it frees up a coverage move on Nidoking. Nidoqueen also has more bulk than Nidoking, (AC) and which allows it to live attacks from the likes of Mega Diancie's Earth Power and Mega Scizor's Bullet Punch after a Swords Dance. However, Nidoqueen's bulk comes with the price of having less Speed than Nidoking, (AC) which makes Heatran able to outpace it. Nidoqueen also has lower Special Attack then Nidoking, (AC) allowing Pokemon like Hippowdon and Zapdos to live its attacks. Nihilego also gives it competition as a Stealth Rock settler setter that can also free up a moveslot on Nidoking, as with its higher Speed it can and outpace Pokemon Nidoqueen cannot like Landorus-T, Garchomp, (AC) and Volcarona that Nidoqueen cannot thanks to its higher Speed.

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock (Poison)
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Thunderbolt
item: Shuca Berry / Life Orb
ability: Sheer Force
nature: Timid
evs: 164 HP / 144 SpA / 200 Spe

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

Stealth Rock allows it Nidoqueen to help pressure troublesome Pokemon for Poison like Heatran and Victini from switching in repeatedly and helps with as well as Dragonite as it that can be OHKOed by Ice Beam once its ability Multiscale been broken. Earth Power helps with combat big threats to Poison like Excadrill, Mega Diancie, (AC) and Victini. Thunderbolt helps against Water- and Flying-types such as Slowbro, Mega Charizard Y, (AC) and Defog users like Mantine. Ice Beam helps nail Dragon-, Flying-, (AH) and Ground-types like Hydreigon, Garchomp, Zapdos, Gliscor, (AC) and Landorus-T.

Set Details
========

164 HP EVs is to make allow Nidoqueen able to last as long as possible in the matchup and alongside Shuca Berry, it easily survives Ground-type attacks likefrom Excadrill and Landorus-T's Earthquake. 200 Speed EVs allow Nidoqueen to outpace Adamant Dragonite and Breloom after it is they have been chipped in order to OHKO them with Ice Beam. 144 Special Attack EVs along with Sheer Force are used to make Nidoqueen's attacks to get KOs on powerful enough to KO Mega Scizor and Klefki. Alternatively, Nidoqueen can run Life Orb for an extra boost alongside Sheer Force in order to gain 2HKOs on 2HKO Zapdos, Toxapex, Hippowdon, (AC) and Ferrothorn.

Usage Tips
========

Use Nidoqueen as a lead in key matchups like Dragon and Steel, as Ice Beam will threaten most Dragons Dragon-types into switching, (AC) which is a perfect time to set Stealth Rocks. Try to save Nidoqueen's Shuca Berry and enough HP to get a surprise KO on in order to KO Ground-types such as Excadrill and Landorus-T with Earth Power and Ice Beam respectfully respectively. Be wary around faster and powerful Pokemon, (RC) such as Mega Gallade, Kyurem-B, (AC) and Latios, (AC) as these outpace and can OHKO Nidoqueen from full even with its decent bulk. Against Use Earth Power to weaken faster Taunt users like Tapu Koko and Cobalion, use Earth Power to weaken these as most of the time they will use Taunt to cut off Nidoqueen from using Stealth Rock. Use Nidoqueen in the Flying-type matchups to set Stealth Rock, (AC) as its coverage threatens common Defog users like Mantine, Gliscor, (AC) and Landorus-T as well as threatening Thundurus-T and Celesteela.

Team Options
=======
Nidoking appreciates Nidoqueen's Stealth Rock support to break through the opposition as a powerful wallbreaker, (AC) to which helps take care of troubling Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn, (RC) (AP). and Nidoqueen can run another move like Thunderbolt to pressure Flying- and Water-types like Mantine and Slowbro. Alolan Muk helps Nidoqueen by trapping troubling Psychic-types like Alolan Raichu and Latios and can OHKO them with Pursuit. Mega Venusaur is the main way of dealing with physical attackers like Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Thanks to its ability Thick Fat, it can also take on attacks from Mamoswine and Weavile. It Venusaur is also important to have on the team due to its Grass-typing (RH), it helps greatly in matchups like Ground and Water as well as being a good switch-in (AH) to Ground-type attacks like Earthquake from Excadrill and Landorus-T and Waterfall from Mega Swampert. It can also provide Leech Seed to give passive recovery to its teammates. In return, Nidoqueen can take care of troubling Fire-types like Infernape and Heatran. Crobat offers Defog support along with being able to threaten troubling Pokemon like Mega Lopunny and Mega Gallade with Brave Bird. Furthermore, Its its Flying-typing (RH) can help greatly with Ground-type attacks from the likes of Garchomp and Excadrill. Toxapex aids in taking care of Normal-types with its Toxic Spikes support being able to run down the bulky duo of Chansey and Porygon2. Thanks it to its Water-typing (RH) (AC), it is able to resist Ice- and Water-types attacks from the likes of Weavile and Greninja. It Toxapex can also help with Dragonite because of its amazing bulk and thanks to Haze, help with setup Pokemon like Mega Gallade and Mega Latias. In return, Nidoqueen can switchin switch in (RS) to Electric-type attacks from Zapdos and Tapu Koko for Crobat and Toxapex.


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

Poison
--------
Taunt can be used over thunderbolt Thunderbolt when Nidoqueen is using Life Orb to prevent slower Defog users like Mandibuzz and Mantine from removing hazards as well as prevent Stealth Rock from being set from up by slow Pokemon like Jirachi, Ferrothorn, (AC) and Hippowdon. Taunt can stop walls like Chansey and Porygon2 from recovering their health back with their healing moves. Flamethrower can be used over Thunderbolt in order to hit Steel-types like Mega Scizor and Ferrothorn harder; however, Nidoqueen can no longer take care of Pokemon like Mantine without Thunderbolt.

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

Poison
--------

**Ground-types**: After Shuca berry Berry has been consumed, it Nidoqueen struggles to take Ground-type attacks from the likes of Landorus-T, (RC) and Excadrill, (AC) as it they will KO Nidoqueen it after some chip damage.

**Water-types**: Nidoqueen has trouble with Water-types like Rotom-W and Suicune, (AC) as they can take Nidoqueen's attacks and dent it with their Water-STAB Water-type STAB moves.

**Faster Attackers**: Pokemon that outpace Nidoqueen like Mega Gallade, Greninja, (AC) and Kyurem-B can easily OHKO it with their super effective STAB attacks.

**Special Walls**: Special walls like Chansey and Gastrodon can easily tank any of Nidoqueen's attacks and slowly wear it down.

**Wallbreakers and Setup Sweepers**: Wallbreakers like Diggersby, Victini, (AC) and Meloetta can OHKO Nidoqueen from full and outpace Nidoqueen it. Setup sweepers like Mega Latias and Mew can easily setup set up on Nidoqueen and OHKO it with their STAB attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Poison analysis by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Moosical, 215618], [maroon, 305839], [Decem, 362454]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <username2>]]
 
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Fireflame

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Yami the first hide tag is for the amchecker. The second one is for you to use for implementing.

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Fireflame: Remove Add Comments Ignore amcheck (AC)= add comma (RC)= remove comma (AH)= add hyphen (RH)= remove hyphen

[OVERVIEW]

Poison
========

Nidoqueen has good bulk, has (good parallelism fix!) good coverage moves in Ice Beam and Thunderbolt, access to Stealth Rock, and the ability Sheer Force,(AC) which that (this is a "which vs that" rule and it's very important) helps power up its attacks to pressure Pokemon like Latios and Excadrill from repeatedly coming in. Thanks to Nidoqueen running Stealth Rock, it frees up a coverage move on Nidoking. Nidoqueen also has more bulk than Nidoking, (AC) and which allows it to live survive (similar to how one "survives a car crash", not "lives a car crash") attacks from the likes of like ("from the likes" = just "from"; "attacks from Mega Diancie's Earth Power" doesn't work) Mega Diancie's Earth Power and +2 Mega Scizor's Bullet Punch after a Swords Dance (slightly more concise). However, Nidoqueen's bulk comes with the price of having less Speed than Nidoking, (AC) which makes Heatran able to outpace it. Nidoqueen also has lower Special Attack then Nidoking, (AC) allowing Pokemon like Hippowdon and Zapdos to live its attacks. Nihilego also gives it Nidoqueen competition as a Stealth Rock settler setter that can also (keep the "also". This is because both Nidoqueen and Nihilego can free up a moveslot for Nidoking; the writer wants to emphasize that Nihilego can also do that, not just Nidoqueen) free up a moveslot on Nidoking, as with its higher Speed it can and outpace Pokemon Nidoqueen cannot (it's best to keep this here) like Landorus-T, Garchomp, (AC) and Volcarona that Nidoqueen cannot thanks to its higher Speed. (this reads better)

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock (Poison)
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Thunderbolt
item: Shuca Berry / Life Orb
ability: Sheer Force
nature: Timid
evs: 164 HP / 144 SpA / 200 Spe

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

Stealth Rock allows it Nidoqueen to help pressure troublesome Pokemon for Poison like Heatran and Victini from switching in repeatedly and helps with as well as Dragonite,(AC) as it that which (it's "which" instead of "that" for the same rule as in the overview) can be OHKOed by Ice Beam once its ability Multiscale has been broken. Earth Power helps with combat big threats to Poison like Excadrill, Mega Diancie, (AC) and Victini. Thunderbolt helps against Water- and Flying-types such as Slowbro, Mega Charizard Y, (AC) and Defog users like Mantine. Ice Beam helps nail Dragon-, Flying-, (AH) and Ground-types like Hydreigon, Garchomp, Zapdos, Gliscor, (AC) and Landorus-T.

Set Details
========

164 HP EVs is to make allow Nidoqueen able to last as long as possible in the matchup and alongside Shuca Berry, it easily survives survive Ground-type attacks like from (keeping the "like" and removing the "from" is better for keeping the writer's intent) Excadrill and Landorus-T's Earthquake (keep this too) alongside Shuca Berry. (look in the implementation check to better see how I further condensed the sentence) 200 Speed EVs allow Nidoqueen to outpace Adamant Dragonite and Breloom and KO them with Ice Beam after it is they have been chipped in order to OHKO them with Ice Beam (nothing wrong with your changes, but it makes more logical sense this way). 144 Special Attack EVs along with Sheer Force are used to make Nidoqueen's attacks to get KOs on powerful enough to KO (very solid change) Mega Scizor and Klefki. Alternatively, Nidoqueen can run Life Orb for an extra boost alongside Sheer Force in order to gain 2HKOs on 2HKO Zapdos, Toxapex, Hippowdon, (AC) and Ferrothorn.

Usage Tips
========

Use Nidoqueen as a lead in key matchups like Dragon and Steel, as Ice Beam will threaten most Dragons Dragon-types into switching out, (AC) which is a perfect time to set Stealth Rocks. Try to save Nidoqueen's Shuca Berry and enough HP to get a surprise KO on in order to KO (the original was fine grammatically, and it's important for readers to know that it's a surprise KO) Ground-types such as Excadrill and Landorus-T with Earth Power and Ice Beam,(AC) (respectively always has a comma before and after it) respectfully respectively. Be wary around faster and powerful Pokemon, (RC) such as Mega Gallade, Kyurem-B, (AC) and Latios, (AC) as these they outpace Nidoqueen and can OHKO Nidoqueen it from full health even with its decent bulk. Against Use Earth Power to weaken faster Taunt users like Tapu Koko and Cobalion, use Earth Power to weaken these as most of the time they will use Taunt to cut off Nidoqueen from using Stealth Rock. Use Nidoqueen in the Flying-type matchups to set Stealth Rock, (AC) as its coverage threatens common Defog users like Mantine, Gliscor, (AC) and Landorus-T as well as threatening (adding "-ing" requires a comma before this verb then. However, more importantly "threaten x... as well as threatening y" can be just shortened to "threaten x as well as y", and in order to do that you just remove the word "threatening") Thundurus-T and Celesteela.

Team Options
=======
Nidoking appreciates Nidoqueen's Stealth Rock support to break through the opposition as a powerful wallbreaker, (AC) to which that (this would be a "that" instead of a "which") helps take care of troubling Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn, (RC) (keep comma)(AP). and Nidoqueen and because Nidoqueen runs Stealth Rock,(AC) Nidoking (this is what the sentence meant; reading it in the implementation version will make it clearer) can run another move like Thunderbolt to pressure Flying- and Water-types like Mantine and Slowbro. Alolan Muk helps Nidoqueen by trapping troubling Psychic-types like Alolan Raichu and Latios and can OHKO them with Pursuit. Mega Venusaur is the main way of dealing with physical attackers like Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Thanks to its ability Thick Fat, it can also take on attacks from Mamoswine and Weavile. It Venusaur is also important to have on the team due to its Grass-typing (RH), it which helps greatly in matchups like Ground and Water,(AC) (the "which helps greatly in matchups like Ground and Water" is a nonessential clause that just adds extra details to "Venusair is also important to have on the team due to its Grass typing". The sentence is "Venusaur is also important to have on the team due to its Grass typing... as well as being a good switch-in...". You also added an "-ing" verb after the as well as, which makes "Venusaur is also important to have on the team due to... being a good switch-in..." correct. This comma serves two purposes!) as well as being a good switch-in (AH) to Ground-type Ground- and Water-type attacks like Earthquake from Excadrill and Landorus-T and Waterfall from Mega Swampert. It can also provide Leech Seed to give passive recovery to its teammates. In return, Nidoqueen can take care of troubling Fire-types like Infernape and Heatran. Crobat offers Defog support along with being able to threaten troubling Pokemon like Mega Lopunny and Mega Gallade with Brave Bird. Furthermore, Its its Flying-typing (RH) can help greatly with Ground-type attacks from the likes of Garchomp and Excadrill. Toxapex aids in taking care of Normal-types with its Toxic Spikes support being able to run down effectively cripple ("run down" kinda sounds like "mow down" and to me passively damaging things over time isn't exactly "mowing down" foes as if you were OHKOing all of them or something) the bulky duo of Chansey and Porygon2. Thanks it to its Water-typing (RH) (AC), it Toxapex is able to resist Ice- and Water-types attacks from the likes of Weavile and Greninja. It Toxapex (this stays "it" now because of my previous change, but if I didn't make that change then this would be correct) can also help with Dragonite because of its amazing bulk and thanks to Haze,(RC) help with (even though there's two "help withs" I think having them both here reads better; the sentence is still parallel) setup Pokemon like Mega Gallade and Mega Latias thanks to Haze. In return, Nidoqueen can switchin switch in (RS) to Electric-type attacks from Zapdos and Tapu Koko for Crobat and Toxapex.


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

Poison
--------
Taunt can be used over thunderbolt Thunderbolt when Nidoqueen is using Life Orb to prevent slower Defog users like Mandibuzz and Mantine from removing hazards as well as prevent Stealth Rock from being set from up by slow Pokemon like Jirachi, Ferrothorn, (AC) and Hippowdon. Taunt can stop walls like Chansey and Porygon2 from recovering their health back with their healing moves. Flamethrower can be used over Thunderbolt in order to hit Steel-types like Mega Scizor and Ferrothorn harder; however, Nidoqueen can no longer take care of Pokemon like Mantine without Thunderbolt.

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

Poison
--------

**Ground-types**: After Shuca berry Berry has been consumed, it Nidoqueen (this is a good change because as it is, "it" refers to Shuca Berry) struggles to take Ground-type attacks from the likes of Landorus-T, (RC) and Excadrill, (AC) as it they will KO Nidoqueen it after some chip damage.

**Water-types**: Nidoqueen has trouble with Water-types like Rotom-W and Suicune, (AC) as they can take Nidoqueen's attacks and dent it with their Water-STAB Water-type STAB moves.

**Faster Attackers**: Pokemon that outpace Nidoqueen like Mega Gallade, Greninja, (AC) and Kyurem-B can easily OHKO it with their super effective STAB attacks.

**Special Walls**: Special walls like Chansey and Gastrodon can easily tank any of Nidoqueen's attacks and slowly wear it down.

**Wallbreakers and Setup Sweepers**: Wallbreakers like Diggersby, Victini, (AC) and Meloetta can OHKO Nidoqueen from full health and outpace Nidoqueen it. Setup sweepers like Mega Latias and Mew can easily setup set up on Nidoqueen and OHKO it with their STAB attacks. (you did very well in other options and checks and counters, nice job!)

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Poison analysis by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Moosical, 215618], [maroon, 305839], [Decem, 362454]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <username2>]]


[OVERVIEW]

Poison
========

Nidoqueen has good bulk, has good coverage moves in Ice Beam and Thunderbolt, access to Stealth Rock, and the ability Sheer Force,(AC) which that helps power up its attacks to pressure Pokemon like Latios and Excadrill from repeatedly coming in. Thanks to Nidoqueen running Stealth Rock, it frees up a coverage move on Nidoking. Nidoqueen also has more bulk than Nidoking,(AC) which and allows it to live survive attacks from the likes of like Mega Diancie's Earth Power and +2 Mega Scizor's Bullet Punch after a Swords Dance. However, Nidoqueen's bulk comes with the price of having less Speed than Nidoking,(AC) which makes Heatran able to outpace it. Nidoqueen also has lower Special Attack then Nidoking,(AC) allowing Pokemon like Hippowdon and Zapdos to live its attacks. Nihilego also gives it Nidoqueen competition as a Stealth Rock settler setter that can also free up a moveslot on Nidoking, as with its higher Speed it can and outpace Pokemon Nidoqueen cannot like Landorus-T, Garchomp,(AC) and Volcarona thanks to its higher Speed.

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock (Poison)
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Thunderbolt
item: Shuca Berry / Life Orb
ability: Sheer Force
nature: Timid
evs: 164 HP / 144 SpA / 200 Spe

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

Stealth Rock allows it Nidoqueen to help pressure troublesome Pokemon for Poison like Heatran and Victini from switching in repeatedly and helps with as well as Dragonite,(AC) which as it can be OHKOed by Ice Beam once its ability Multiscale has been broken. Earth Power helps with combat big threats to Poison like Excadrill, Mega Diancie,(AC) and Victini. Thunderbolt helps against Water- and Flying-types such as Slowbro, Mega Charizard Y,(AC) and Defog users like Mantine. Ice Beam helps nail Dragon-, Flying-(AH), and Ground-types like Hydreigon, Garchomp, Zapdos, Gliscor,(AC) and Landorus-T.

Set Details
========

164 HP EVs is to make allow Nidoqueen able to last as long as possible in the matchup (what matchup?) and alongside Shuca Berry, it easily survives survive Ground-type attacks like from Excadrill and Landorus-T's Earthquake alongside Shuca Berry. 200 Speed EVs allow Nidoqueen to outpace Adamant Dragonite and Breloom and KO them with Ice Beam after it is they have been chipped to OHKO them with Ice Beam. 144 Special Attack EVs along with Sheer Force are used to make Nidoqueen's attacks to get KOs on powerful enough to KO Mega Scizor and Klefki. Alternatively, Nidoqueen can run Life Orb for an extra boost alongside Sheer Force in order to gain 2HKOs on 2HKO Zapdos, Toxapex, Hippowdon,(AC) and Ferrothorn.

Usage Tips
========

Use Nidoqueen as a lead in key matchups like Dragon and Steel, as Ice Beam will threaten most Dragons Dragon-types into switching out,(AC) which is a perfect time to set Stealth Rocks. Try to save Nidoqueen's Shuca Berry and enough HP to get a surprise KO on Ground-types such as Excadrill and Landorus-T with Earth Power and Ice Beam,(AC) respectively respectfully. Be wary around faster and powerful Pokemon,(RC) such as Mega Gallade, Kyurem-B,(AC) and Latios,(AC) as these they outpace Nidoqueen and can OHKO it from full health even with its decent bulk. Against Use Earth Power to weaken faster Taunt users like Tapu Koko and Cobalion, use Earth Power to weaken these as most of the time they will use Taunt to cut off Nidoqueen from using Stealth Rock. Use Nidoqueen in the Flying-type matchups to set Stealth Rock,(AC) as its coverage threatens common Defog users like Mantine, Gliscor,(AC) and Landorus-T as well as Thundurus-T and Celesteela.

Team Options
=======
Nidoking appreciates Nidoqueen's Stealth Rock support to break through the opposition as a powerful wallbreaker to that helps take care of troubling Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn, and because Nidoqueen runs Stealth Rock,(AC) Nidoking can run another move like Thunderbolt to pressure Flying- and Water-types like Mantine and Slowbro. Alolan Muk helps Nidoqueen by trapping troubling Psychic-types like Alolan Raichu and Latios and can OHKO them with Pursuit. Mega Venusaur is the main way of dealing with physical attackers like Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Thanks to its ability Thick Fat, it can also take on attacks from Mamoswine and Weavile. It Venusaur is also important to have on the team due to its Grass-(RH)typing, it which helps greatly in matchups like Ground and Water,(AC) as well as being a good switch-(AH)in to Ground-type Ground- and Water-type attacks like Earthquake from Excadrill and Landorus-T and Waterfall from Mega Swampert. It can also provide Leech Seed to give passive recovery to its teammates. In return, Nidoqueen can take care of troubling Fire-types like Infernape and Heatran. Crobat offers Defog support along with being able to threaten troubling Pokemon like Mega Lopunny and Mega Gallade with Brave Bird. Furthermore, Its its Flying-(RH)typing can help greatly with Ground-type attacks from the likes of Garchomp and Excadrill. Toxapex aids in taking care of Normal-types with its Toxic Spikes support being able to run down effectively cripple ("run down" kinda sounds like "mow down" and to me passively damaging things over time isn't exactly "mowing down" foes as if you were OHKOing all of them or something) the bulky duo of Chansey and Porygon2. Thanks it to its Water-(RH)typing,(AC) Toxapex it is able to resist Ice- and Water-types attacks from the likes of Weavile and Greninja. It can also help with Dragonite because of its amazing bulk and thanks to Haze,(RC) help with setup Pokemon like Mega Gallade and Mega Latias thanks to Haze. In return, Nidoqueen can switchin to switch into Electric-type attacks from Zapdos and Tapu Koko for Crobat and Toxapex.


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

Poison
--------
Taunt can be used over thunderbolt Thunderbolt when Nidoqueen is using Life Orb to prevent slower Defog users like Mandibuzz and Mantine from removing hazards as well as prevent Stealth Rock from being set from up by slow Pokemon like Jirachi, Ferrothorn,(AC) and Hippowdon. Taunt can stop walls like Chansey and Porygon2 from recovering their health back with their healing moves. Flamethrower can be used over Thunderbolt in order to hit Steel-types like Mega Scizor and Ferrothorn harder; however, Nidoqueen can no longer take care of Pokemon like Mantine without Thunderbolt.

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

Poison
--------

**Ground-types**: After Shuca berry Berry has been consumed, it Nidoqueen struggles to take Ground-type attacks from the likes of Landorus-T,(RC) and Excadrill,(AC) as it they will KO Nidoqueen it after some chip damage.

**Water-types**: Nidoqueen has trouble with Water-types like Rotom-W and Suicune,(AC) as they can take Nidoqueen's attacks and dent it with their Water-STAB Water-type STAB moves.

**Faster Attackers**: Pokemon that outpace Nidoqueen like Mega Gallade, Greninja,(AC) and Kyurem-B can easily OHKO it with their super effective STAB attacks.

**Special Walls**: Special walls like Chansey and Gastrodon can easily tank any of Nidoqueen's attacks and slowly wear it down.

**Wallbreakers and Setup Sweepers**: Wallbreakers like Diggersby, Victini,(AC) and Meloetta can OHKO Nidoqueen from full health and outpace Nidoqueen it. Setup sweepers like Mega Latias and Mew can easily setup set up on Nidoqueen and OHKO it with their STAB attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Poison analysis by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Moosical, 215618], [maroon, 305839], [Decem, 362454]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <username2>]]
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[OVERVIEW]

Poison
========

Nidoqueen's has good bulk and access to Stealth Rock allow it to act as an entry hazard setter while also freeing up a moveslot on Nidoking. Good coverage moves in Ice Beam and Thunderbolt, access to Stealth Rock, and the ability Sheer Force, which helps to power up its attacks to also let it pressure Pokemon like Latios and Excadrill from repeatedly coming in. Thanks to Nidoqueen running Stealth Rock, it frees up a coverage move on Nidoking. (rephrased to hopefully convey role more clearly) Nidoqueen also has more bulk than Nidoking. which allows it to survive attacks like of Mega Diancie's Earth Power and +2 Mega Scizor's Bullet Punch. However, Nidoqueen's bulk comes with the price of having less Speed than Nidoking, which makes Heatran able to outpace it. Nidoqueen also has lower Special Attack then than Nidoking, allowing Pokemon like Hippowdon and Zapdos to live take its attacks. Nihilego also gives Nidoqueen competition as a Stealth Rock setter that can also free up a moveslot on Nidoking and outpace Pokemon Nidoqueen cannot like Landorus-T, Garchomp and Volcarona thanks to its higher Speed.

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock (Poison)
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Ice Beam
move 4: Thunderbolt
item: Shuca Berry / Life Orb
ability: Sheer Force
nature: Timid
evs: 164 HP / 144 SpA / 200 Spe

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

Stealth Rock allows Nidoqueen to help pressure troublesome Pokemon for Poison like Heatran and Victini as well as Dragonite, which can be OHKOed by Ice Beam once its Multiscale hasn has been broken. Earth Power helps combats big threats to Poison like Excadrill, Mega Diancie, and Victini. Thunderbolt helps against Water- and Flying-types such as Slowbro (RC) and Mega Charizard Y (RC) and Defog users like Mantine. Ice Beam helps nail Dragon-, Flying-, and Ground-types like Hydreigon, Garchomp, Zapdos, Gliscor, and Landorus-T.

Set Details
========

164 HP EVs and Shuca Berry allow Nidoqueen to last as long as possible in the Steel- and the Ground-type matchup; (SC) it easily survives Ground-type attacks Earthquake from Excadrill and Landorus-T's Earthquake alongside Shuca Berry. 200 Speed EVs allow Nidoqueen to outpace Adamant Dragonite and Breloom and KO them with Ice Beam after it they have been chipped taken chip damage. 144 Special Attack EVs along with Sheer Force are used to make Nidoqueen's attacks powerful enough to KO Mega Scizor and Klefki. Alternatively, Nidoqueen can run Life Orb for an extra boost alongside Sheer Force in order to 2HKO Zapdos, Toxapex, Hippowdon, and Ferrothorn.

Usage Tips
========

Use Nidoqueen as a lead in key matchups like Dragon and Steel, as Ice Beam will threaten most Dragon-types into switching out, which is a perfect time to set Stealth Rock. Try to save Nidoqueen's Shuca Berry and enough HP to get a surprise KO on Ground-types such as Excadrill and Landorus-T with Earth Power and Ice Beam, respectively. Be wary around faster and powerful Pokemon such as Mega Gallade, Kyurem-B, and Latios, as they outpace Nidoqueen and can OHKO it from full health even with its decent bulk. Use Earth Power to weaken faster Taunt users like Tapu Koko and Cobalion, as most of the time they will use Taunt to cut off Nidoqueen from using Stealth Rock. Use Nidoqueen in Flying-type matchups to set Stealth Rock, as its coverage threatens common Defog users like Mantine, Gliscor, (AC) and Landorus-T as well as threaten Thundurus-T and Celesteela.

Team Options
========

Nidoking appreciates Nidoqueen's Stealth Rock support to break through the opposition as a powerful wallbreaker that helps take care of troubling Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn, and because Nidoqueen runs Stealth Rock, Nidoking can run another move like Thunderbolt to pressure Flying- and Water-types like Mantine and Slowbro. Alolan Muk helps Nidoqueen by trapping troubling Psychic-types like Alolan Raichu and Latios and can OHKOing them with Pursuit. Mega Venusaur is the main way of dealing with physical attackers like Azumarill and Mega Lopunny. Thanks to its ability Thick Fat, it can also take attacks from Mamoswine and Weavile. Mega Venusaur is also important to have on the team due to its Grass typing, which helps greatly in matchups like Ground and Water, as well as making it a good switch-in to Ground- and Water-type attacks like Earthquake from Excadrill and Landorus-T and Waterfall from Mega Swampert. It can also provide Leech Seed to give passive recovery to its teammates. In return, Nidoqueen can take care of troubling Fire-types like Infernape and Heatran. Crobat offers Defog support along with being able to threaten troubling Pokemon like Mega Lopunny and Mega Gallade with Brave Bird. Furthermore, its Flying typing can help greatly with Ground-type attacks from the likes of Garchomp and Excadrill. Toxapex aids in taking care of Normal-types with its Toxic Spikes support being able to effectively cripple the bulky duo of Chansey and Porygon2. Thanks to its Water typing, Toxapex is able to resist switch in on Ice- and Water-type attacks from the likes of Weavile and Greninja. It can also help with Dragonite because of its amazing bulk and help with setup Pokemon like Mega Gallade and Mega Latias thanks to Haze. In return, Nidoqueen can switch into Electric-type attacks from Zapdos and Tapu Koko for Crobat and Toxapex.


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

Poison
--------
Taunt can be used over Thunderbolt when Nidoqueen is using Life Orb to prevent slower Defog users like Mandibuzz and Mantine from removing entry hazards, (AC) as well as block Stealth Rock from being set up by slow Pokemon like Jirachi, Ferrothorn, and Hippowdon, (comma) and Taunt can stop walls like Chansey and Porygon2 from recovering their health back. Flamethrower can be used over Thunderbolt in order to hit Steel-types like Mega Scizor and Ferrothorn harder; however, Nidoqueen can no longer take care of Pokemon like Mantine without Thunderbolt.

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

Poison
--------

**Ground-types**: After Shuca Berry has been consumed, Nidoqueen struggles to take Ground-type attacks from the likes of Landorus-T and Excadrill, as they will KO it after some chip damage.

**Water-types**: Nidoqueen has trouble with Water-types like Rotom-W, and Suicune as they can take Nidoqueen's attacks and dent it with their Water-type STAB attacks.

**Faster Attackers**: Pokemon that outpace Nidoqueen like Mega Gallade, Greninja, and Kyurem-B can easily OHKO it with their super effective STAB attacks.

**Special Walls**: Special walls like Chansey and Gastrodon can easily tank any of Nidoqueen's attacks and slowly wear it down.

**Wallbreakers and Setup Sweepers**: Wallbreakers like Diggersby, Victini, and Meloetta can OHKO Nidoqueen from full health and outpace it. Setup sweepers like Mega Latias and Mew can easily set up on Nidoqueen and OHKO it with their STAB attacks.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Poison analysis by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Moosical, 215618], [maroon, 305839], [Decem, 362454]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Fireflame479, 231476], [<username2>, <username2>]]
 

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