ZU [ORAS] Choice Scarf Simisage [GP 0/1]

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[SET]
Choice Scarf Simisage @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Leaf Storm
- Seed Bomb / Gunk Shot
- Rock Slide
- Knock Off

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Simisage is one of the better revenge killers in the tier because it is faster than most other boosted Pokemon and has the coverage to revenge kill top offensive Pokemon such as Simipour and Persian. Due to the -2 Special Attack drop, Leaf Storm is more of a one-time hit to revenge kill Pokemon like Shell Smash Huntail and Rock Polish Lairon, and to nail physically bulky Pokemon like Carbink and Furfrou. Seed Bomb is Simisage's primary way to revenge kill offensive Pokemon like Electabuzz and Simipour. Gunk Shot can be used over Seed Bomb to give Simisage a way around Grass-types like Servine, Meganium, and Sawsbuck. Knock Off gives Simisage more utility as it often won't OHKO threats with Knock Off; rather, Knock Off is used to cripple incoming switch-ins like Servine, Pignite, and Bronzor by removing their Eviolite. Rock Slide is used to 2HKO Dustox, Jumpluff, and Pidgeot after Stealth Rock. Max Attack is needed because most of Simisage's coverage is physical. In turn, a Naive Nature ensures Leaf Storm's damage output isn't lowered.

Simisage fits best on balance and offensive teams that need a revenge killer that pressure Water-, Rock-, and Ground-types alongside its diverse coverage. As such, Pokemon like Pignite, Furfrou, and Electabuzz appreciate Simisage's ability to pressure those types of Pokemon. Simisage has very limited opportunities to switch in, so pivots like Persian, Frogadier, and Dustox are great partners. Wallbreakers such as Choice Specs Magmar, Choice Specs Vanilluxe, and Choice Band Furfrou break down teams for Simisage to revenge kill or clean late-game. These wallbreakers appreciate Simisage's ability to revenge kill faster Pokemon so they can wallbreak more easily. Entry hazard setters like Gigalith, Whirlipede, and Bronzor make for good partners because they provide Simisage with chip damage and defensive support. For example, Simisage can OHKO Choice Scarf Magmar with Rock Slide after Stealth Rock. Gigalith checks Swalot and Furfrou, Whirlipede checks bulky Grass-types, and Bronzor walls Jumpluff and Dustox. Similarly, entry hazard removers like Dustox, Sandshrew, and Pidgeot improve Simisage's longevity because Simisage is vulnerable to residual chip. Bulky Pokemon like Carbink, Politoed, and Duosion provide solid defensive support for Simisage, as they take on Normal- and Fire-types, or absorb status in Duosion's case. Lastly, Simisage provides solid support to offensive Pokemon such as Simipour, Vanilluxe, and Swoobat because it can use Knock Off to remove Eviolite from their checks like Servine, Pignite, and Bronzor.

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[SET]
Choice Scarf Simisage @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Leaf Storm
- Seed Bomb
- Rock Slide
- Knock Off

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Simisage is one of the better revenge killers in the tier because it is faster than most other boosted Pokemon and has the coverage to revenge kill top offensive Pokemon. Due to the -2 Special Attack drop, Leaf Storm is more of a one-time hit to revenge kill Pokemon like Shell Smash Huntail and Rock Polish Lairon, and to nail physically bulky Pokemon like Carbink and Furfrou. Seed Bomb is Simisage's primary way to revenge kill offensive Pokemon like Electabuzz and Simipour. Knock Off gives Simisage more utility as it often won't OHKO threats with Knock Off; rather, Knock Off is used to cripple incoming switch-ins like Servine, Pignite, and Bronzor by removing their Eviolite. Rock Slide is used to 2HKO Dustox and Pidgeot, and to OHKO Jumpluff and Magmar after they are chipped down (is this like after a stealth rock? might be best to just mention them in the 2hko group if not). Max Attack is needed because most of Simisage's coverage is physical. In turn, a Naive Nature ensures Leaf Storm's damage output isn't lowered.

Simisage fits best on balance and offensive teams that need a revenge killer that pressure Water-, Rock-, and Ground-types. As such, Pokemon like Pignite, Furfrou, and Electabuzz appreciate Simisage's ability to pressure those types of Pokemon. Simisage has very limited opportunities to switch in, so pivots like Persian, Frogadier, and Dustox are great partners. Wallbreakers such as Choice Specs Magmar, Choice Specs Vanilluxe, and Choice Band Furfrou break down teams for Simisage to revenge kill or clean late-game. These wallbreakers appreciate Simisage's ability to revenge kill faster Pokemon so they can wallbreak more easily. Entry hazard setters like Gigalith, Whirlipede, and Bronzor make for good partners because they provide Simisage with chip damage and defensive support. For example, Gigalith checks Swalot and Furfrou, Whirlipede checks bulky Grass-types, and Bronzor walls Jumpluff and Dustox. Similarly, entry hazard removers like Dustox, Sandshrew, and Pidgeot improve Simisage's longevity because Simisage is vulnerable to residual chip. Bulky Pokemon like Carbink, Politoed, and Duosion provide solid defensive support for Simisage, as they take on Normal- and Fire-types, or absorb status in Duosion's case. follow up and talk about specific mons that benefit from its ability to knock off stuff like you listed above

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[SET]
Choice Scarf Simisage @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Leaf Storm
- Seed Bomb / Gunk Shot (would mention Gunk Shot here because bulky Grasses like Servine/Meganium have been staples on every team)
- Rock Slide
- Knock Off

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Simisage is one of the better revenge killers in the tier because it is faster than most other boosted Pokemon and has the coverage to revenge kill top offensive Pokemon mention examples. Due to the -2 Special Attack drop, Leaf Storm is more of a one-time hit to revenge kill Pokemon like Shell Smash Huntail and Rock Polish Lairon, and to nail physically bulky Pokemon like Carbink and Furfrou. Seed Bomb is Simisage's primary way to revenge kill offensive Pokemon like Electabuzz and Simipour. Would mention Gunk Shot here Knock Off gives Simisage more utility as it often won't OHKO threats with Knock Off; rather, Knock Off is used to cripple incoming switch-ins like Servine, Pignite, and Bronzor by removing their Eviolite. Rock Slide is used to 2HKO Dustox, Jumpluff, and Pidgeot after Stealth Rock. Max Attack is needed because most of Simisage's coverage is physical. In turn, a Naive Nature ensures Leaf Storm's damage output isn't lowered.

Simisage fits best on balance and offensive teams that need a revenge killer that pressure Water-, Rock-, and Ground-types alongside its diverse coverage. As such, Pokemon like Pignite, Furfrou, and Electabuzz appreciate Simisage's ability to pressure those types of Pokemon. Simisage has very limited opportunities to switch in, so pivots like Persian, Frogadier, and Dustox are great partners. Wallbreakers such as Choice Specs Magmar, Choice Specs Vanilluxe, and Choice Band Furfrou break down teams for Simisage to revenge kill or clean late-game. These wallbreakers appreciate Simisage's ability to revenge kill faster Pokemon so they can wallbreak more easily. Entry hazard setters like Gigalith, Whirlipede, and Bronzor make for good partners because they provide Simisage with chip damage and defensive support If applicable, are there any offensive benchmarks that would be achieved after Stealth Rock/layer of Spikes?. For example, Gigalith checks Swalot and Furfrou, Whirlipede checks bulky Grass-types, and Bronzor walls Jumpluff and Dustox. Similarly, entry hazard removers like Dustox, Sandshrew, and Pidgeot improve Simisage's longevity because Simisage is vulnerable to residual chip. Bulky Pokemon like Carbink, Politoed, and Duosion provide solid defensive support for Simisage, as they take on Normal- and Fire-types, or absorb status in Duosion's case. Lastly, Simisage provides solid support to offensive Pokemon such as Simipour, Vanilluxe, and Swoobat because it can use Knock Off to remove Eviolite from their checks like Servine, Pignite, and Bronzor.

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