Resource OM Analyses Reservation Thread [READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT]

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OM Analyses Reservation Thread

Welcome, everyone, to Gen 8 OM analyses. In here, you will be able to write about your favorite Pokemon that you've come to know and love in the biggest Other Metagames Smogon and PS! have to offer. The OMs we are offering will be AAA, Anything Goes, Balanced Hackmons, Camomons, Mix and Mega, NFE, STABmons, and ZU! Keep in mind, however, that Mix and Mega and STABmons are not up for reservation at this current point in time! Due to the release of DLC, only metagames who have updated the analyses for post-DLC-II are available and these are the following:

AAA
AG
Balanced Hackmons
Camomons
NFE
ZU

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Guidelines for Reserving an Analysis:
  • Anyone can reserve two Pokemon at a time, in total from any metagame. If you are currently a badgeholder or a member of a QC team, you are able to reserve four analyses (only four in the metagame you QC, if you are a QC member). Analyses currently in GP do not count for the limit total.
  • Do not reserve the Pokemon without extensive metagame knowledge, knowledge of how the Pokemon works, and a lot of experience with the Pokemon. If it is clear you do not know what you are writing about, then your analysis will be reassigned.
  • If you wish to reserve an "unconventional Pokemon," you can certainly attempt to do so. However, you must provide reasonable evidence, a set, and at least some substance to your post.
  • If you do not follow through on your reservation within 48 hours, the Pokemon you have reserved can be reserved by someone else. However, if no one has done so after the 48 hours, you can still post the WIP. Do NOT reserve Pokemon if you don't have the time to finish the analysis!
  • Any Pokemon approved by a QC member of the metagame you wish to analyze will be fine. Generally, reserve Pokemon that have a placement in the respective metagame's VR, and don't waste a QC members time with unviable Pokemon.


Analysis Thread Tags:
  • [WIP] --- The Work-in-Progress tag indicates that you are still completing your Pokemon's skeleton. This tag indicates that you are not ready for QC checks, and are still working. Do not be lazy in this stage, if you do not get it to the QC stage within 72 hours of having this tag, then your analysis will be archived and reassigned. This can fluctuate if unpredictable circumstances prevent you from being able to write (i.e. accidents or getting sick, not school or work) -- if that happens, contact a QC member to let them know as soon as possible.
  • [QC] --- This is the most important stage of the analysis. Please put the tag [QC: 0/2] in your thread title. When a QC check is implemented, change your title to [QC 1/2]. Your analysis will also be taken over by volunteers if a QC check fail to be implemented within a week. Additionally, if your analysis is inherently flawed, a member of QC may "QC Reject" your analysis, sending it back into the WIP phases for improvement. If you are QC rejected three times, or if the QC team thinks your analysis is unsalvageable, your analysis will be archived/reassigned.
  • [GP] --- This stage is where Grammar Prose will come and make sure that your analysis is of written quality. They will correct grammatical errors. Like GP, you must put [GP: 0/1] in your thread title. You must post in the Grammar Prose Queue that your analysis is ready for GP checks after you have moved to this stage. Your analysis will also be taken over by volunteers if a GP check fail to be implemented within a week.
  • [Done] --- This tag indicates that your analysis is done, and it is ready to be uploaded by site. This will be handled by our OM C&C Moderators, so feel free to tag us once your thread hits this stage

To reserve an analysis, please post in this thread with the name of the Pokemon you are reserving, the metagame for which you are reserving it, and the set or sets you wish to analyze. A QC member of the respective metagame you are writing for must approve the analysis by liking the post before you can post a thread in this forum containing your work-in-progress (WIP) analysis. All analyses are expected to follow the Spelling and Grammar Standards.

Important Announcement!
Unlike pre-DLC II, Gen 8 OM Analyses will not be continuing with preview analyses, and will instead be adhering to an expanded format. This expanded format requires 2 QC checks and 1 GP Checks, though the forst GP checker can stamp 1/2 if they believe the analysis requires an additional GP check. Additionally, you only need to reserve one set of a Pokemon, if you want, not every single viable set. The format for these analyses can be found right here:
[SET]
name:
move 1:
move 2:
move 3:
move 4:
item:
ability:
nature:
evs:

[SET COMMENTS]
Paragraph 1:
- role that the Pokemon plays
- coverage moves that affect its role
- EV spread in one sentence or less

Paragraph 2:
- brief example of teammates that benefit from the Pokemon's presence
- brief example of foes that the Pokemon is vulnerable to + teammates to help cover them

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

List some options for the Pokemon user that are plausible but not always recommended due to either being not consistent enough or too outclassed by other Pokemon in the metagame.

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

**Insert Threat Here**: Describe why the Pokemon is a threat.

**Insert Threat Here**: Describe why the Pokemon is a threat.

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

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: U-turn / Substitute
move 3: Grassy Glide
move 4: Drain Punch / Knock Off
item: Eviolite
ability: Grassy Surge
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Access to priority in Grassy Glide and a great ability in Grassy Surge allows Thwackey to perform as both a Swords Dance wallbreaker and priority sweeper. Grassy Glide lets Thwackey threaten faster threats like Kadabra and Galarian Mr. Mime, and it can also find opportunities to use Swords Dance on passive Pokemon like Clefairy, Mareanie, and Ferroseed. If not U-turn for pivoting purposes, then Substitute is used viably on passive Pokemon if they lack strong coverage against Thwackey, and it is also worthwhile for blocking status attempts from walls like Galarian Corsola and Charjabug. Drain Punch provides further recovery while also targeting Steel-type Pokemon like Ferroseed and Klang as well as Vullaby. Knock Off instead offers coverage for Lampent and an option to debilitate Thwackey's checks like Tangela and Koffing.

The effects of Grassy Surge linger even after Thwackey has left the field, so plan teammates accordingly to benefit from its effects. Stealth Rock users like Clefairy and Piloswine help wear down Grass-resistant targets like Golbat, Charjabug, and Magmar; with Piloswine, make sure to opt for High Horsepower instead of Earthquake due to Grassy Terrain. Grass- and Poison-types like Tanglea, Ivysaur, and Koffing stand in Thwackey's way and need to be eliminated for it to have a chance of cleaning. Try pairing Thwackey with special wallbreakers like Kadabra and Galarian Mr. Mime to help target these walls, and in return, Thwackey punishes special walls like Ferroseed and Klang. Status conditions plague Thwackey, and while Substitute helps in some cases, having a defense against Toxic Spikes like Mareanie, Koffing, and Hattrem solidifies its health; Hattrem's Healing Wish is also notable for combating status conditions and HP lost when Thwackey sets up. Special sweepers in Wartortle and Clefairy set up on on physical walls like Galarian Corsola and Vullaby, which applies immense pressure on Thwackey's checks when played offensively.

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

A set utilizing Grassy Seed and Acrobatics provides strong coverage against checks like Golbat and Roselia, but is less consistent for setting up due to the lack of an Eviolite. Taunt instead of Swords Dance could be considered to prevent walls from recovering, although the lack of boosting can be underwelming.

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

**Poison-types**: Golbat, Koffing, and Ivysaur easily switch into Thwackey, and can still function as checks despite potentially taking a Knock Off from it.

**Fire-types**: Faster Fire-types like Magmar, Raboot, Combusken, and Choice Scarf Lampent resist Grassy Glide and easily revenge kill Thwackey. However, they struggle switching in, and can be jeopardized by chip damage like entry hazards.

**Physcial Walls**: Walls that resist Grass like Tangela, Charjabug, and Togetic do well to deter Thwackey's sweeping attempts. Vullaby and Galarian Corsola also work, but have to watch out for Drain Punch and Substitute sets, respectively.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Ho3nConfirm3d, 231074]]
- Quality checked by: [[Jett, 226429], [Marjane, 355753]]
- Grammar checked by: [[estronic, 240732]]

 
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Reserving Choice band Dracovish in 1v1


Dracovish @ Choice Band
Ability: Strong Jaw
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fishious Rend
- Outrage
- Iron Head
- no idea t b h
 
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aegislash and cinderace (1v1)

i'll be using these sets:
Aegislash @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 240 HP / 20 Def / 248 SpA
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- King's Shield
- Shadow Ball
- Shadow Sneak
- Flash Cannon / Metal Sound
Cinderace @ Liechi Berry
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 8 HP / 200 Atk / 48 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Pyro Ball
- Substitute
- Taunt
- High Jump Kick / Reversal
 
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Reserving scrafty in 1v1
Irokex (Scrafty) @ Choice Band
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 236 HP / 252 Atk / 20 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Payback
- Head Smash
- High Jump Kick
 
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megatoise in natdex

Blastoise-Mega @ Blastoisinite
Ability: Rain Dish
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shell Smash
- Hydro Pump
- Dark Pulse
- Ice Beam

talk about aura sphere in moves as an alternative
 
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Gdarm for nat dex

Darmanitan-Galar @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Gorilla Tactics
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Flare Blitz
- U-turn
- Earthquake

And then the same thing for CB except sp over blitz
 
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Galaran Darm and Haxorus for 1v1

Darmanitan-Galar @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Gorilla Tactics
EVs: 192 Atk / 116 SpD / 200 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Superpower
- Earthquake
- Icicle Crash


Haxorus @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Outrage
- Close Combat
- Iron Tail
- Earthquake / Poison Jab
 
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Reserving these sets
Tyranitar @ Expert Belt
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 8 HP / 92 Atk / 164 Def / 244 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Rock Tomb
- Crunch
- Heavy Slam
- Taunt

Snorlax @ Choice Band
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Atk / 132 Def / 64 SpD / 60 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Darkest Lariat
- Heavy Slam
- Giga Impact
- Earthquake

For 1v1
 

Le Creme Brule

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Excadrill In 1v1

Life Orb EQ Iron Head SubSD 36spdef

Band Sawk - 1v1

Sawk (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 8 HP / 188 Atk / 152 Def / 160 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Throat Chop / Payback
- Close Combat
- Earthquake / Low Sweep / Counter
- Poison Jab / Low Sweep / Counter
 

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Reserving Zacian-C @ Rusted Sword for BH
[SET]
name: Boosted Breaker
move 1: Sunsteel Strike / Behemoth Blade
move 2: V-create / Play Rough / Earthquake
move 3: U-turn / Volt Switch / Stealth Rock
move 4: Bolt Beak / Fishious Rend / Photon Geyser
item: Rusted Sword
ability: Intrepid Sword
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
 
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Reserving Darmanitan-Galar-Zen for BH

Darmanitan-Galar-Zen @ Choice Band
Ability: Mold Breaker / Desolate Land / Intrepid Sword (could move one or two to other options)
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- V-create
- Icicle Crash
- Earthquake
- U-turn
 

Nalei

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Reserving Dragapult and Togekiss for 1v1

Dragapult @ Choice Specs
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Shadow Ball
- Flamethrower
- Hydro Pump / Thunder

Dragapult @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 216 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 36 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Shadow Ball
- Fire Blast
- Thunderbolt

Togekiss @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 40 HP / 12 Def / 204 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Air Slash
- Dazzling Gleam
- Fire Blast
- Trick
 
Choice Band Steelix in 1v1
Steelix @ Choice Band
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast
- Heavy Slam

I will look in further to see if there is any optimization possible for the set
 
Reserving stall arcanine in 1v1

Arcanine @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 240 HP / 228 Def / 40 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Will-O-Wisp
- Snarl
- Morning Sun
- Burn Up
I’ll actually do it this time I promise
 

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I'll do Eternatus / Lunala / Zacian-C / Zekrom for AG.
Eternatus @ Metronome
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Dragon Pulse
- Flamethrower
- Recover
- Toxic
Lunala @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Shadow Shield
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Moongeist Beam / Hex
- Will-O-Wisp / Thunder Wave
- Toxic / Roar
- Roost
Zacian-Crowned @ Rusted Sword
Ability: Intrepid Sword
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant / Jolly Nature
- Behemoth Blade / Play Rough
- Wild Charge
- Close Combat
- Substitute / Crunch / Swords Dance
Zekrom @ Leftovers
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Bolt Strike
- Outrage
- Substitute
 
Reserving Copperajah for 1v1 and Petaya Berry Inteleon for 1v1:

Inteleon @ Petaya Berry
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 8 HP / 252 SpD / 248 Spe
Serious Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Hydro Cannon
- Work Up
- Snipe Shot/Ice Beam


Copperajah @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 228 HP / 52 Atk / 120 Def / 108 SpD
Careful Nature
- Iron Head
- Heat Crash
- Play Rough
- Rock Blast/Power Whip
 
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reserving dragapult (if thats viable enough lol), excadrill and lunala. all for bh.

discount gleo (Dragapult) @ Ghost Memory
Ability: Normalize
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Multi-Attack
- Entrainment
- Octolock / Shift Gear
- Substitute / Fishious Rend / Max Guard

crater (Excadrill) @ Choice Band
Ability: Intrepid Sword
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Sunsteel Strike
- Bullet Punch / Extreme Speed
- U-turn / Trick

moonlit (Lunala) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moongeist Beam
- Photon Geyser / Psystrike
- Moonblast
- Volt Switch / Trick


edit: reserving gyarados as well if that's considered viable enough. i think it is, but i'm not gonna argue if you all think otherwise.
Gyarados @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Shift Gear / Dragon Dance
- Fishious Rend
- Earthquake / V-create / Close Combat
- Obstruct / Bolt Beak

and/or

gala elly (Gyarados) @ Sky Plate
Ability: Aerilate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Fake Out
- Extreme Speed
- Rapid Spin
- Fishious Rend
 
Reserving Corsola-Galar for NFE


NFE PhysDef Wall (Corsola-Galar) @ Eviolite
Ability: Cursed Body
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Night Shade
- Will-O-Wisp
- Strength Sap
- Haze / Stealth Rock

This set mainly
 

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