ZU [ORAS] Defensive Pivot Klang [GP 0/1]

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[SET]
name: Defensive Pivot
move 1: Volt Switch
move 2: Gear Grind / Toxic
move 3: Rest
move 4: Sleep Talk
item: Eviolite
ability: Clear Body
nature: Sassy
evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
ivs: 0 Speed

[SET COMMENTS]
Klang functions as a great defensive pivot to enable offensive Pokemon like Simipour, Sawsbuck, and Magmar with its solid bulk and defensive typing. This set leverages its bulk and resistances to check threatening special attackers like Vanilluxe, Frogadier, and Servine. Gear Grind is usually preferred to chip down targets like Lairon, Scraggy, and Ivysaur; however, Toxic does well at chipping down common switch-ins like Pignite, Politoed, and Electabuzz. It also gives Klang the ability to pressure Ground-types like Hippopotas and Marshstomp since Gear Grind can't get through them which puts a damper on its pivot role. RestTalk gives Klang reliable recovery and the ability to heal off status, while still being able to pivot. Klang prefers a -Speed nature with 0 Speed IVs in order to move last as often as possible, giving its teammates free entry.

Klang works well on balance teams looking for a teammate to facilitate offensive powerhouses like Pignite, Krokorok, and Simisage. Klang appreciates partners that can come in on Vibrava, Hippopotas, and Whiscash, since they block its Volt Switch, like Servine and Politoed. Fighting-types like Mienfoo, Scraggy, and Pignite all threaten Klang with their STAB moves, so teammates like Swalot and Carbink help alleviate this. The likes of Magmar and Hippopotas appreciate Klang's ability to come in on Water-types like Frogadier and Politoed. These same Water-types can rely on Klang to take on Servine, Simisage and Quilladin for them. Klang relies on the defense boost from Eviolite, so Knock Off absorbers like Swalot and Wigglytuff make for great teammates. Status inflictors such as Bronzor, Dustox, and Duosion can cripple potential teammates like Krokorok, Servine, and Lairon, making Klang a very helpful teammate since it can absorb these status effects in order to give them more reliability.

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[SET]
name: Defensive Pivot
move 1: Volt Switch
move 2: Gear Grind / Toxic
move 3: Rest
move 4: Sleep Talk
item: Eviolite
ability: Clear Body
nature: Sassy
evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
ivs: 0 Speed

[SET COMMENTS]
Klang functions as a great defensive pivot to enable offensive Pokemon like Simipour, Sawsbuck, and Magmar with its solid bulk and defensive typing. Gear Grind is usually preferred to chip down targets like Lairon, Scraggy, and Electabuzz; however, Toxic does well at chipping down common switch-ins like Pignite, Politoed, and Hippopotas. RestTalk gives Klang reliable recovery and the ability to heal off status, while still being able to pivot. Klang prefers a -Speed nature with 0 Speed IVs in order to move last as often as possible, giving its teammates free entry.

Should state in the beginning of the paragraph which Pokemon SpD Klang checks, notably how it's a Normal-type check that also switches into special attackers like Vanilluxe, Glaceon, and Frogadier.

Klang works well on balance teams looking for a teammate to facilitate offensive powerhouses like Pignite, Krokorok, and Simisage. Klang appreciates partners that can come in on Vibrava, Hippopotas, and Whiscash, since they block its Volt Switch, like Servine and Politoed. Fighting-types like Mienfoo, Scraggy, and Pignite all threaten Klang with their STAB moves, so teammates like Swalot and Carbink help alleviate this. The likes of Magmar and Hippopotas appreciate Klang's ability to come in on Water-types like Simipour, Frogadier, and Politoed. (Would really only come in on NP b/c AOA Simipour can Knock or Superpower it. Removing the mention is simplest) These same Water-types can rely on Klang to take on Servine, Simisage and Quilladin for them. Klang relies on the defense boost from Eviolite, so Knock Off absorbers like Swalot and Wigglytuff make for great teammates. Status inflictors such as Bronzor, Dustox, and Duosion can cripple the likes of Krokorok, Servine, and Lairon, making Klang a very helpful teammate since it can absorb these status effects in order to give them more longevity. (Balance teams generally won't have Klang+Bronzor)

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[SET]
name: Defensive Pivot
move 1: Volt Switch
move 2: Gear Grind / Toxic
move 3: Rest
move 4: Sleep Talk
item: Eviolite
ability: Clear Body
nature: Sassy
evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
ivs: 0 Speed

[SET COMMENTS]
Klang functions as a great defensive pivot to enable offensive Pokemon like Simipour, Sawsbuck, and Magmar with its solid bulk and defensive typing. This set works as a Normal resist that can also leverages its bulk and resistances I believe the typing also helps pivot around bulky Grasses and Swoobat; which gives it more utility outside of a Normal resist check threatening special attackers like Vanilluxe, Frogadier, and Servine. Gear Grind is usually preferred to chip down targets like Lairon, Scraggy, and Electabuzz; however, Toxic does well at chipping down common switch-ins like Pignite, Politoed, and Hippopotas would replace with Electabuzz b/c emphasis on Ground-types in the next sentence. Add a sentence how Toxic is needed to cripple Ground-types since they completely stop its role as a slow pivot with their Volt Switch immunities RestTalk gives Klang reliable recovery and the ability to heal off status, while still being able to pivot. Klang prefers a -Speed nature with 0 Speed IVs in order to move last as often as possible, giving its teammates free entry.

Klang works well on balance teams looking for a teammate to facilitate offensive powerhouses like Pignite, Krokorok, and Simisage. Klang appreciates partners that can come in on Vibrava, Hippopotas, and Whiscash, since they block its Volt Switch, like Servine and Politoed. Fighting-types like Mienfoo, Scraggy, and Pignite all threaten Klang with their STAB moves, so teammates like Swalot and Carbink help alleviate this. The likes of Magmar and Hippopotas appreciate Klang's ability to come in on Water-types like Frogadier and Politoed. These same Water-types can rely on Klang to take on Servine, Simisage and Quilladin for them. Klang relies on the defense boost from Eviolite, so Knock Off absorbers like Swalot and Wigglytuff make for great teammates. Status inflictors such as Bronzor, Dustox, and Duosion can cripple potential teammates like Krokorok, Servine, and Lairon, making Klang a very helpful teammate since it can absorb these status effects in order to give them more longevity reliability paralysis doesn't shorten longevity.

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