UU Noivern for S [QC 2/2] GP [1/1]

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[SET]
name: Utility
move 1: Draco Meteor / Hurricane
move 2: Flamethrower / U-turn
move 3: Taunt / Defog
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Infiltrator
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Noivern's fantastic Speed tier and great movepool, including utility options like Taunt and coverage in Flamethrower, make it an excellent revenge killer, stallbreaker, and anti-offense threat in the tier. Noivern's great typing boasts many notable resistances, allowing it to pivot into threats such as Golisopod, Cobalion, and Roserade and providing it with multiple opportunities to clear entry hazards with Defog. Draco Meteor allows Noivern to revenge kill threats like Haxorus, does respectable damage to foes like Rhyperior and Gigalith, and, when paired with Flamethrower, gives Noivern an unresisted combination. On the other hand, Hurricane lets Noivern revenge kill threats like Machamp, Roserade, and Araquanid more easily. Flamethrower allows it to hit Steel-types like Doublade, Escavalier, and Lucario that would otherwise be able to take a Draco Meteor. Alternatively, U-turn is helpful to generate momentum off common switch-ins like Vaporeon, Mantine, and Gigalith. Toxic is an option and should be used alongside Taunt to punish and shut down the aforementioned defensive Pokemon, but it comes at the cost of not having the coverage to punish Steel-types like Bronzong.

Roserade and Drapion provide Noivern with Spikes and Toxic Spikes support, which helps it break past Pokemon like Milotic and Vaporeon with Taunt easier, as well as putting Pokemon like Gigalith and Rhyperior in range of Draco Meteor. In return, Noivern can help keep their entry hazards up by preventing a potential Defog with Taunt, and it can bring in Roserade safely with U-turn against foes like Rhyperior and Milotic. Entry hazard removers like Tsareena and Galarian Weezing are greatly appreciated because they allow Noivern to run Taunt. Tsareena can also break through a majority of Noivern's defensive checks and bring it in safely against Cobalion and Virizion with U-turn. Wallbreakers like Araquanid, Machamp, and Gardevoir appreciate Noivern bringing them in safely with U-turn and, in return, they can remove its defensive checks like Gigalith and Bronzong. Mamoswine and Choice Scarf Flygon are some of the best revenge killers for Noivern, so partners like Bronzong, Mantine, and Golisopod are greatly appreciated, the former also checking offensive Fairy-types like Gardevoir and Ribombee that force Noivern out. Cobalion also makes for a phenomenal partner because it can provide Stealth Rock support, offensively check Mamoswine, pressure a majority of Noivern's defensive checks like Gigalith and Galarian Weezing, and bring in Noivern safely with Volt Switch against foes like Araquanid and Doublade.

[SET]
name: Offensive
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Flamethrower
move 3: Hurricane / U-turn
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots / Life Orb
ability: Infiltrator
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This Noivern set attempts to take advantage of its STAB moves paired with Flamethrower to heavily pressure offensive teams and more reliably break past traditional responses like Rhyperior and Galarian Weezing with its unresisted coverage. Furthermore, a Life Orb allows it to OHKO Pokemon like Chandelure and Heliolisk and OHKO bulky Drapion after Stealth Rock. If U-turn is being run, it is recommended to use Heavy-Duty Boots to prevent entry hazards from wearing Noivern down. Infiltrator allows Noivern to revenge kill Pokemon like Araquanid and Salazzle behind a Substitute and gives it a great matchup against dual screens teams. Frisk can also be considered to help scout for items on Pokemon Noivern attempts to revenge kill such as Heliolisk, which has the ability to carry a multitude of different items to meet its requirements.

If opting for Life Orb, then entry hazard removal from the likes of Silvally-Steel and Galarian Weezing is essential to prevent Noivern from being easily worn down. Galarian Weezing can also punish Noivern's checks like Gigalith and Rhyperior with Toxic, helping put them in range of Draco Meteor, while Silvally-Steel can use Parting Shot to bring Noivern in safely against Pokemon like Lucario and Chandelure. Fighting-types like Lucario, Pangoro, and Machamp make for fantastic partners, as they appreciate a free pivot in with U-turn and can remove walls such as Umbreon and Gigalith for a Noivern late-game sweep. Spikes support from Roserade and Golisopod helps wear down foes into range of Noivern's coverage and threatens a majority of Noivern's defensive checks like Gigalith and Bronzong. Likewise, Stealth Rock users such as Cobalion, Rhyperior, and Necrozma make great partners, as Stealth Rock can put foes like Toxtricity and Chandelure in range of a Draco Meteor.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Hurricane
move 3: Flamethrower
move 4: U-turn / Switcheroo
item: Choice Specs
ability: Infiltrator
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Specs Noivern is a great wallbreaker capable of 2HKOing the likes of Rhyperior even after the Special Attack drop from Draco Meteor. Choice Specs also significantly improves its ability to break past Bronzong and Milotic, with it being able to 2HKO both after Stealth Rock with Flamethrower and Hurricane, respectively. Switcheroo is an option in the last slot to cripple defensive pivots like Gigalith, Umbreon, and Bronzong. Air Slash can be used in the last slot instead for a more reliable Flying-type STAB move, which, while significantly weaker than Hurricane, is capable of OHKOing all of the tier's Fighting- and Grass-types, but it isn't very strong against neutral targets.

Pivots like Heliolisk and Tsareena make great partners for Noivern, as they can bring it in safely against Pokemon like Roserade and Galarian Weezing as well as wear down or remove Rhyperior and Gigalith for Noivern to spam its Flying-type STAB moves more easily. Tsareena can also help wear down Bronzong and Doublade, provide Noivern with entry hazard removal support, and check Adamant Mamoswine by virtue of Queenly Majesty. Chandelure and Doublade are great partners that benefit from Noivern being able to break through or wear down their shared checks like Milotic, Rhyperior, and Gigalith. Entry hazard support from the likes of Cobalion, Rhyperior, and Roserade is essential to help Noivern achieve some of the previously mentioned 2HKOs while also helping it be less prediction reliant. Late-game sweepers such as Celebi and Necrozma make great partners, as they appreciate Noivern weakening their checks like Bronzong and Umbreon, both of which it can also cripple with Switcheroo.

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[SET]
name: Utility
move 1: Draco Meteor / Hurricane
move 2: Flamethrower / U-turn
move 3: Taunt / Defog
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Infiltrator / Frisk
nature: Timid
evs: 252 Spa / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Noivern's fantastic Speed tier and access to utility options like Taunt make it an excellent revenge killer and stallbreaker in the tier. Maybe explicitly mention how its a great anti-offense mon because of its speed tier and coverage too. Noivern's great typing boasts many notable resistances that let it check and force out threats such as Golisopod and Roserade, giving it multiple opportunities to remove entry hazards with Defog when paired with Heavy-Duty Boots to remove its vulnerability to Stealth Rock. Draco Meteor allows Noivern to revenge kill threats like Haxorus, does respectable damage to foes like Rhyperior and Gigalith, and when paired with Flamethrower gives Noivern an unresisted combination, notably allowing it to hit Steel-types like Doublade, Escavalier, and Lucario. Hurricane is an option to revenge kill Fighting-types like Machamp and Sirfetch'd as well as foes like Araquanid more easily. U-turn can be used so that Noivern can generate momentum off its common switches in like Milotic, Mantine, and Gigalith that it otherwise struggles to dent. Infiltrator is useful for revenge killing Pokemon like Araquanid behind a Substitute and improves its matchup significantly against dual screen teams while Frisk can let Noivern scout for items on Pokemon it attempts to revenge kill like Chandelure and Heliolisk. Personally I would mention Toxic in this section, as Taunt + Toxic Noivern has been proving itself to be a really good fat breaker lately and very viable pick.

Roserade and Drapion are great partners as they can provide Noivern with Spikes and Toxic Spikes, which helps Noivern break past Pokemon like Milotic and Vaporeon with Taunt, as they are dependent on their recovery to continue to check Noivern and it's partners. In return, Noivern can help keep their entry hazards up by preventing a potential Defog with Taunt. maybe mention bringing Rose in on stuff like Rhyp/Giga/Milo with U-turn variants, and noivern helping to check steels for them like lucario/esca Entry hazard removers like Tsareena and Galarian Weezing are greatly appreciated because they open up the slot for Noivern to run Taunt, with the former being able to break most of Noivern's defensive checks while the latter can cripple them with Toxic or Will-O-Wisp. Wallbreakers like Araquanid, Machamp, and offensive Reuniclus appreciate Noivern being able to bring them in safely with U-turn and in return can remove its defensive checks like Gigalith and Bronzong. Mamoswine and Choice Scarf Flygon are some of the best revenge killers for Noivern so partners like Bronzong, Milotic, and Golisopod are appreciated. Bronzong also checks offensive Fairy-types like Gardevoir that only fears Hurricane.

[SET]
name: Offensive
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Flamethrower
move 3: Hurricane / U-turn
move 4: Roost
item: Life Orb / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Infiltrator / Frisk
nature: Timid
evs: 252 Spa / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This Noivern set attempts to take advantage of its unresisted STAB moves near unresisted, Dragon/Flying is resisted by Steels like Copperajah/Bronzong lol, could just say unresisted coverage instead to include Flamethrower in combination with Flamethrower to heavily pressure offensive teams and break past its traditional responses like Rhyperior and Milotic better. This is further improved when paired with a Life Orb allowing it to OHKO Pokemon like Chandelure and Heliolisk and OHKO bulky Drapion after Stealth Rock. However, if opting for U-turn it is recommended to use Heavy-Duty Boots to minimize wearing itself down from recoil and entry hazards.

If opting for Life Orb then entry hazard removal from the likes of Silvally-Steel and Galarian Weezing is essential to prevent Noivern from being easily worn down. They can also punish Noivern's checks like Gigalith and Rhyperior with Toxic helping put them in range of Draco Meteor. Idk how amazing of a mention this is for Silvally, both of them are unlikely to switch into it because of Multi-Attack, while its fairly risky to stay in on a potential earthquake from either of them, you could maybe mention Steelvally's ability to form a momentum core and/or bring Noivern in on Pokemon like Lucario/Doublade/Chandelure that it can threaten instead? .Fighting-types like Lucario, Pangoro, and Machamp make for fantastic partners as they can remove walls such as Umbreon and Gigalith for a Noivern late-game sweep. I would consider mentioning just how much Machamp likes U-turn support from Noivern probably, since it takes advantage of all of Noivern's common checks. Spikes support from Roserade and Golisopod help wear down foes in range of Noivern's coverage while also being able to threaten a majority of Noivern's defensive checks like Gigalith and Bronzong. I'd also specifically mention how Roserade appreciates U-turn here, since U-turn Noivern is one of the best partners for Roserade being able to bring it in on stuff like Milotic/Gigalith/Rhyperior.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Hurricane
move 3: Flamethrower
move 4: U-turn / Switcheroo / Air Slash
item: Choice Specs
ability: Infiltrator / Frisk
nature: Timid
evs: 252 Spa / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Specs Noivern is a great wallbreaker capable of 2HKOing the likes of Rhyperior even after the Special Attack drop. It also significantly improves its ability to break past Bronzong and Milotic with it being able to 2HKO both after Stealth Rock with Flamethrower and Hurricane respectively. Switcheroo is an option in the last slot to cripple defensive pivots like Gigalith and Bronzong I'd definitely mention Umbreon too, once the player has seen Specs damage Umbreon becomes one of the most reliable switch ins to it compared to Bronzong cause of the Flamethrower 2HKO on zonger. Air Slash can be used for a more reliable Flying STAB move, which while significantly weaker, is capable of OHKOing all of the tier's Fighting- and Grass-types.

Pivots like Heliolisk and Tsareena make great partners for Noivern as they can bring it in safely could probably include an example or two of Pokemon they can bring it in on that Weezing can help break for them, eg. Roserade for Helio, Weezing for Tsareena as well as wear down or remove Rhyperior and Gigalith for Noivern to spam its Flying-type STAB moves more easily. Tsareena in particular can help wear down Bronzong and Doublade with Knock Off for Noivern, provide it with entry hazard removal support, and check Mamoswine by virtue of Queenly Majesty Specifically mention Adamant mamo potentially? Jolly is p viable rn with Tsareena growing in popularity/viability post home. Chandelure, Salazzle, and Doublade are great partners that benefit from Noivern being able to break through or wear down their shared checks like Milotic, Rhyperior, and Gigalith. Entry hazard support from the likes of Mamoswine, Rhyperior, and Roserade are essential to help Noivern achieve some of the previously mentioned 2HKO's while also helping it be less prediction reliant.
 

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Implemented everything except:
- The second mention of Roserade working with U-turn.
- The good vs anti offense line because I'm too lazy to figure out how I'm wording that in.
- The Taunt Toxic line, which I'll leave up to QC. I have no experience using the set.

Solid check :blobwizard:
 

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[SET]
name: Utility
move 1: Draco Meteor / Hurricane
move 2: Flamethrower / U-turn / Toxic
move 3: Taunt / Defog
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Infiltrator / Frisk
nature: Timid
evs: 252 Spa / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Toxic is a fine option but I don't think it's setworthy just yet given the current utility of what else is listed. This and deslashing Frisk were covered in QC chat.

[SET COMMENTS]
Noivern's fantastic Speed tier and arsenal of coverage options including utility options like Taunt make it an excellent revenge killer, stallbreaker, and anti-offense threat in the tier. I'd try finding a way to bring up its customizability somewhere in here if you can fit it. Noivern's great typing boasts many notable resistances allowing it to pivot into threats such as Golisopod, Virizion(try finding a better example like Cobalion, I don't know that Virizion is too great compared to some other stuff Noivern can blanket check), and Roserade, providing it with multiple opportunities to clear entry hazards with Defog. Draco Meteor allows Noivern to revenge kill threats like Haxorus, does respectable damage to foes like Rhyperior and Gigalith, and when paired with Flamethrower gives Noivern an unresisted combination, notably allowing it to hit Steel-types like Doublade, Escavalier, and Lucario. Consider separating Flamethrower into its own sentence here for clarity. Right now it reads a bit like Draco is what helps Noivern break the listed Steels. Hurricane is an option to revenge kill threats like Machamp, Virizion(replace this example with Roserade), and Araquanid more easily. U-turn is helpful to generate momentum off common switches in like Vaporeon, Mantine, and Gigalith. Toxic should be used alongside Taunt to punish and shut down the aforementioned defensive Pokemon. Bring up the drawbacks of Toxic here. Constraining Noivern to one attacking move can open it up a lot more to Steels or stuff like Roserade depending on what it opts for.

Roserade and Drapion provide Noivern with Spikes and Toxic Spikes support, which helps it break past Pokemon like Milotic and Vaporeon with Taunt easier, as they are dependent on their recovery to pivot into Noivern. If you can fit it I'd also bring up that it can burden some other switch-ins like Gigalith and Rhyperior. In return, Noivern can help keep their entry hazards up by preventing a potential Defog with Taunt and it can bring in Roserade safely with U-turn against foes like Rhyperior and Milotic. Entry hazard removers like Tsareena and Galarian Weezing are greatly appreciated because they allow Noivern can run Taunt. Tsareena can also break through a majority of Noivern's defensive checks and bring it in safely against Cobalion and Virizion with U-turn. Wallbreakers like Araquanid, Machamp, and Gardevoir appreciate Noivern bringing them in safely with U-turn and in return, they can remove its defensive checks like Gigalith and Bronzong. Mamoswine and Choice Scarf Flygon are some of the best revenge killers for Noivern so partners like Bronzong, Mantine, and Golisopod are greatly appreciated, the former also checking offensive Fairy-types like Gardevoir and Ribombee that force Noivern out. I'd bring up Cobalion here. It can provide hazard support, offensively checks a huge pain to Noivern in Mamoswine while pressuring stuff like Gigalith and Weezing, and lures in Pokemon like Araquanid, Doublade, and Golisopod that Noivern can take on.

[SET]
name: Offensive
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Flamethrower
move 3: Hurricane / U-turn
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots / Life Orb
ability: Infiltrator / Frisk
nature: Timid
evs: 252 Spa / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This Noivern set attempts to take advantage of its STAB moves paired with Flamethrower to heavily pressure offensive teams and break past its traditional responses like Rhyperior and Milotic (not sure Milotic is the best example here considering Noivern still doesn't reliably break it with this set. Maybe Weezing?) better with its unresisted coverage. This is further improved when paired with a Life Orb allowing it to OHKO Pokemon like Chandelure and Heliolisk and OHKO bulky Drapion after Stealth Rock. If U-turn is being run it is recommended to use Heavy-Duty Boots to minimize wearing itself down from recoil and entry hazards. You have some more space in this section to mention Infiltrator so I'd do that. Substitute Araq and maybe screens teams seem like decent examples here. If you can maybe also bring up why Frisk can be useful sometimes

If opting for Life Orb then entry hazard removal from the likes of Silvally-Steel and Galarian Weezing is essential to prevent Noivern from being easily worn down. Galarian Weezing can also punish Noivern's checks like Gigalith and Rhyperior with Toxic helping put them in range of Draco Meteor, while Silvally-Steel can use Parting Shot to bring Noivern in safely against Pokemon like Lucario and Chandelure. Fighting-types like Lucario, Pangoro, and Machamp make for fantastic partners as they appreciate a free pivot in with U-turn and can remove walls such as Umbreon and Gigalith for a Noivern late-game sweep. Consider mentioning Cobal again here. Spikes support from Roserade and Golisopod help wear down foes into range of Noivern's coverage while also being able to threaten a majority of Noivern's defensive checks like Gigalith and Bronzong. Some examples of rocks setters that could benefit Noivern and vice versa seems like a good addition here.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Hurricane
move 3: Flamethrower
move 4: U-turn / Switcheroo / Air Slash
item: Choice Specs
ability: Infiltrator / Frisk
nature: Timid
evs: 252 Spa / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
I think a moves mention is okay here considering U-turn and Switcheroo tend to be a lot more consistently useful.

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Specs Noivern is a great wallbreaker capable of 2HKOing the likes of Rhyperior even after the Special Attack drop. It also significantly improves its ability to break past Bronzong and Milotic with it being able to 2HKO both after Stealth Rock with Flamethrower and Hurricane respectively. A sentence on U-turn seems important here if other moves are slashed with it. Switcheroo is an option in the last slot to cripple defensive pivots like Gigalith, Umbreon, and Bronzong. Air Slash can be used for a more reliable Flying STAB move, which while significantly weaker, is capable of OHKOing all of the tier's Fighting- and Grass-types. Bring up its drawbacks a bit more in that it tends to be rather situationally useful and isn't too strong against neutral targets.

Pivots like Heliolisk and Tsareena make great partners for Noivern as they can bring it in safely against Pokemon like Roserade and Galarian Weezing, as well as wear down or remove Rhyperior and Gigalith for Noivern to spam its Flying-type STAB moves more easily. Tsareena can also help wear down Bronzong and Doublade for Noivern, provide it with entry hazard removal support, and check Adamant Mamoswine by virtue of Queenly Majesty. Chandelure and Doublade are great partners that benefit from Noivern being able to break through or wear down their shared checks like Milotic, Rhyperior, and Gigalith. Entry hazard support from the likes of Cobalion, Rhyperior, and Roserade are essential to help Noivern achieve some of the previously mentioned 2HKO's while also helping it be less prediction reliant. This looks good but consider adding some examples of sweepers/cleaners that appreciate Noivern's ability to soften teams up for them to finish off late-game.

[CREDITS]
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This looks like a lot but it's just because of how long this analysis is. Lovely work as always my friend! 2/2 :)
 

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[SET]
name: Utility
move 1: Draco Meteor / Hurricane
move 2: Flamethrower / U-turn
move 3: Taunt / Defog
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Infiltrator
nature: Timid
evs: 252 Spa / 4 SpD / 252 Spe 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Noivern's fantastic Speed tier and arsenal of coverage options great movepool, including utility options like Taunt and coverage in Flamethrower (Taunt isn't a coverage move), make it an excellent revenge killer, stallbreaker, and anti-offense threat in the tier. Noivern's great typing boasts many notable resistances,(AC) allowing it to pivot into threats such as Golisopod, Cobalion, and Roserade (RC) and providing it with multiple opportunities to clear entry hazards with Defog. Draco Meteor allows Noivern to revenge kill threats like Haxorus, does respectable damage to foes like Rhyperior and Gigalith, and,(AC) when paired with Flamethrower,(AC) gives Noivern an unresisted combination. On the other hand, Hurricane lets Noivern revenge kill threats like Machamp, Roserade, and Araquanid more easily. Flamethrower allowing allows it to hit Steel-types like Doublade, Escavalier, and Lucario that would otherwise be able to take a Draco Meteor. Hurricane is an option to revenge kill threats like Machamp, Roserade, and Araquanid more easily. Alternatively,(AC) U-turn is helpful to generate momentum off common switches in switch-ins like Vaporeon, Mantine, and Gigalith. Toxic is an option and should be used alongside Taunt to punish and shut down the aforementioned defensive Pokemon, but it comes at the cost of not having the coverage to punish Steel-types like Bronzong.

Roserade and Drapion provide Noivern with Spikes and Toxic Spikes support, which helps it break past Pokemon like Milotic and Vaporeon with Taunt easier, as well as putting Pokemon like Gigalith and Rhyperior that can be put in range of Draco Meteor. In return, Noivern can help keep their entry hazards up by preventing a potential Defog with Taunt,(AC) and it can bring in Roserade safely with U-turn against foes like Rhyperior and Milotic. Entry hazard removers like Tsareena and Galarian Weezing are greatly appreciated because they allow Noivern can to run Taunt. Tsareena can also break through a majority of Noivern's defensive checks and bring it in safely against Cobalion and Virizion with U-turn. Wallbreakers like Araquanid, Machamp, and Gardevoir appreciate Noivern bringing them in safely with U-turn and,(AC) in return, they can remove its defensive checks like Gigalith and Bronzong. Mamoswine and Choice Scarf Flygon are some of the best revenge killers for Noivern,(AC) so partners like Bronzong, Mantine, and Golisopod are greatly appreciated, the former also checking offensive Fairy-types like Gardevoir and Ribombee that force Noivern out. Cobalion also makes for a phenomenal partner as because it can provide Stealth Rock support, offensively check Mamoswine, pressure a majority of Noivern's defensive checks like Gigalith and Galarian Weezing, and can bring in Noivern safely with Volt Switch against foes like Araquanid and Doublade.

[SET]
name: Offensive
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Flamethrower
move 3: Hurricane / U-turn
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots / Life Orb
ability: Infiltrator
nature: Timid
evs: 252 Spa / 4 SpD / 252 Spe 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This Noivern set attempts to take advantage of its STAB moves paired with Flamethrower to heavily pressure offensive teams and more reliably break past its traditional responses like Rhyperior and Galarian Weezing better with its unresisted coverage. This is further improved when paired with Furthermore,(AC) a Life Orb allowing allows it to OHKO Pokemon like Chandelure and Heliolisk and OHKO bulky Drapion after Stealth Rock.(I felt the earlier bit of the sentence made it read a bit awkwardly, hence these changes) If U-turn is being run,(AC) it is recommended to use Heavy-Duty Boots to minimize wearing itself down from recoil and prevent entry hazards from wearing Noivern down.(there's no Life Orb recoil to minimize if you have the broken Boots) Infiltrator allows Noivern to revenge kill Pokemon like Araquanid and Salazzle behind a Substitute and gives it a great matchup against dual screen screens teams. Frisk can also be considered to help scout for items on Pokemon Noivern attempts to revenge kill such as Heliolisk, which has the ability to carry a multitude of different items to meet its requirements.

If opting for Life Orb,(AC) then entry hazard removal from the likes of Silvally-Steel and Galarian Weezing is essential to prevent Noivern from being easily worn down. Galarian Weezing can also punish Noivern's checks like Gigalith and Rhyperior with Toxic,(AC) helping put them in range of Draco Meteor, while Silvally-Steel can use Parting Shot to bring Noivern in safely against Pokemon like Lucario and Chandelure. Fighting-types like Lucario, Pangoro, and Machamp make for fantastic partners,(AC) as they appreciate a free pivot in with U-turn and can remove walls such as Umbreon and Gigalith for a Noivern late-game sweep. Spikes support from Roserade and Golisopod help helps wear down foes into range of Noivern's coverage while also being able to threaten and threatens a majority of Noivern's defensive checks like Gigalith and Bronzong. Likewise, Stealth Rock users such as Cobalion, Rhyperior, and Necrozma make great partners, as the hazard Stealth Rock can put foes like Toxtricity and Chandelure in range of a Draco Meteor.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Hurricane
move 3: Flamethrower
move 4: U-turn / Switcheroo
item: Choice Specs
ability: Infiltrator
nature: Timid
evs: 252 Spa / 4 SpD / 252 Spe 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Specs Noivern is a great wallbreaker capable of 2HKOing the likes of Rhyperior even after the Special Attack drop from Draco Meteor. It Choice Specs also significantly improves its ability to break past Bronzong and Milotic,(AC) with it being able to 2HKO both after Stealth Rock with Flamethrower and Hurricane,(AC) respectively. Switcheroo is an option in the last slot to cripple defensive pivots like Gigalith, Umbreon, and Bronzong. Air Slash can be used in the last slot instead for a more reliable Flying-type STAB move, which,(AC) while significantly weaker than Hurricane, is capable of OHKOing all of the tier's Fighting- and Grass-types, but it isn't very strong against neutral targets.

Pivots like Heliolisk and Tsareena make great partners for Noivern,(AC) as they can bring it in safely against Pokemon like Roserade and Galarian Weezing (RC) as well as wear down or remove Rhyperior and Gigalith for Noivern to spam its Flying-type STAB moves more easily. Tsareena can also help wear down Bronzong and Doublade for Noivern, provide it Noivern with entry hazard removal support, and check Adamant Mamoswine by virtue of Queenly Majesty. Chandelure and Doublade are great partners that benefit from Noivern being able to break through or wear down their shared checks like Milotic, Rhyperior, and Gigalith. Entry hazard support from the likes of Cobalion, Rhyperior, and Roserade are is essential to help Noivern achieve some of the previously mentioned 2HKOs(remove apostrophe) while also helping it be less prediction reliant. Late-game sweepers such as Celebi and Necrozma make great partners, as they appreciate Noivern's wallbreaking capabilities Noivern weakening their checks like Bronzong and Umbreon, both of which it can also cripple with Switcheroo for them.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Twilight, 344575]]
- Quality checked by: [[A Cake Wearing A Hat, 388157], [Hilomilo, 313384]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

gp 1/1 once done
 
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