Quality Control [ORAS] Meloetta [QC 1/2]

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[OVERVIEW]

Meloetta's Normal / Psychic typing allows it to shine offensively and defensively in 1v1. It's also blessed with good bulk allowing it to sponge strong hits such as Outrage from Mega Charizard X, Blast Burn from Mega Charizard Y, and Dark Pulse from Greninja. Meloetta also has access to Hyper beam, Uproar and Psyshock which are the main STAB moves, and has a plethora of coverage moves such as Dazzling Gleam, Shadow Ball, Thunderbolt and Hidden Power Fire, to widen the number of Pokemon it beats. However, Meloetta's speed is lackluster so it is vulnerable to faster Pokemon, specially the ones that run Substitute to block Hyper Beam, such as Mega Charizard X. The abundance of Steel- and Rock-type Pokemon such as Mega Tyranitar, Mega Mawile, and Mega Metagross also hinders Meloetta as they resist its STAB moves and tank its coverage moves. Meloetta also has to picks its checks and counters depending on its teammates because it cannot afford sufficient moves to beat everything it can.

[SET]
name: Specs Meloetta
move 1: Hyper Beam
move 2: Shadow Ball / Psyshock
move 3: Trick / Uproar / Hidden Power [Fire]
move 4: Trick / Uproar / Hidden Power [Fire]
item: Choice Specs
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Modest
evs: 252 HP / 152 SpA / 104 SpD


[SET COMMENTS]
Set Description
========

Hyperbeam is the go-to nuke as it can easily OHKO many offensive threats such as Kyurem-Black, Porygon-Z, Mega Charizard X, and Mega Charizard Y. Shadow Ball helps Meloetta against Ghost-type Pokemon like Aegislash, and helps it defeat Heatran and Mega Slowbro. Psyshock is used deal with Terrakion, Mega Venusaur, and Chansey when if runs Trick with Psyshock. Trick also helps it cripple Porygon2. Meloetta can utilize Uproar to defeat Pokemon that uses Substitute such as Whimsicott, Jumpluff, and Serperior. Uproar is also a safe option against Endure users like Manaphy, usually specially defensive Pokemon like Mega Venusaur, and against frail offensive Pokemon such as Greninja. Hidden Power Fire allows Meloetta to defeat Scizor, Ferrothorn and Genesect. Choice Specs is used to maximize Meloetta offensive capabilities and nail the OHKO on the aforementioned Pokemon.

EVs
========
252 HP combined with 104 SpD allow Meloetta to lives Hyper Beam from Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, Mega Charizard Y Blast burn, Mega Charizard X Outrage, Bug Buzz from Choice Specs Genesect, and Dark Pulse from Choice Specs Greninja. Meanwhile,152 SpA and a Modest nature allows Meloetta to maximize its offensive potential and defeat the aforementioned Pokemon.


Strategy & Support
========
Faster Pokemon might run Substitute, or slower Pokemon can run endure, if you suspect it and have Uproar, it is the safest option. Notable Pokemon that run Substitute are Greninja and Mega Charizard X, meanwhile Pokemon that can run endure are Manaphy and Porygon-Z. Meloetta usually fail to defeat specially defensive Pokemon like Mega Charizard X and Kyurem-Black so analyzing your matchup at team preview will help, these Pokemon don't always run Special Defense unless their partners are weak to specially offensive Pokemon, other bulky offensive pokemon can also tank special hit notably Dragonite, Hoopa-U and Mega Gyarados so offensive Pokemon that can power through most of these threats such as Mega Tyranitar, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Pinsir helps Meloetta.Meloetta also suffers against opposing Steel-, and Rock-type Pokemon that can sponge any hit such as Mega Mawile, Mega Metagross, and Mega Tyranitar so defensive Pokemon such as Mega Slowbro, Mega Sableye, and Mega Venusaur also helps. Be careful that the aforementioned Pokemon does not beat all 3 and the final Pokemon on the team should be able to beat the threat that is left. These defensive Pokemon can also take on the aforementioned bulky offensive Pokemon. Fast Hard-hitters such as Mega Lopunny and Mega Pinsir are also a threat for Meloetta, so physically bulky Pokemon such as Defensive Mega Charizard X and Diancie, or faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Terrakion helps Meloetta fend these threats off.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
On the Choice Specs set Meloetta can utilize Dazzling Gleam to deal with Mega Sableye but it has to be wary of Calm Mind and Snarl. A Choice Scarf set with 252 Speed and Special Attack and a Timid nature with Hyper Beam, Psychic, Thunderbolt/Focus Blast, Trick can be used to deal with fast heavy hitters such as Mega Pinsir, Greninja, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Gyarados if using Thunderbolt while keeping positive matchups against other Pokemon like Porygon-Z, andHeatran if using Focus Blast.

Checks and Counters
===================
**Bulky Steel-type Pokemon**: Most Steel-type Pokemon have no problem tanking any coverage move from Meloetta since they have a resistant secondary typing, so Pokemon such as Mega Metagross, Mega Mawile, and Jirachi easily defeat Meloetta.

**Bulky Rock-type Pokemon**: Some Bulky Rock-type Pokemon have no problem taking on Meloetta even if it has Focus Blast, these Pokemon includes Choice Band Archeops, Rhyperior, and Mega Tyranitar.

**Offensive Bulky Pokemon**: A lot of Fast bulky Pokemon can take on Meloetta easily as they can sponge any hit and retaliate back with either one or two hits, these Pokemon include Dragonite, and Hoopa-Unbound.

**Fast Hard hitters**: A lot of Pokemon are fast enough to outspeed Meloetta and pack a lot of power to OHKO it, these Pokemon include Mega Lopunny, Mega Pinsir, and Choice Specs Porygon-Z.


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[OVERVIEW]

+ Normal / Psychic typing allows it to shine offensive and defensively
+ Good bulk allowing it to tank offensive threats such as Blast burn Zard y, Scarf Outrage Kyub, Dark pulse Greninja
+ Has access to Hyper beam + good coverage moves notably Dazzling Gleam and Shadow Ball which it can use with Hidden Power Fire to widen the number of Pokemon it beats.
- Not an amazing speed tier leaving it vulnerable to faster Pokemon that run substitute to block Hyper Beam such as Zard X. Mention Uproar here.
- Abundance of Steel- and Rock-type in the metagame Mega Metagross, Mega Mawile, Tyranitar-Mega
- Usually has to pick its checks and counters as it cannot afford sufficient moveslot to beat everything it can beat.


[SET]
name: Specs Meloetta
move 1: Hyper Beam
move 2: Shadow Ball / Psyshock
move 3: Trick / Uproar / Dazzling Gleam / Hidden Power [Fire]
move 4: Trick / Uproar / Dazzling Gleam / Hidden Power [Fire]
item: Choice Specs
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Modest
evs: 252 HP / 152 SpA / 104 SpD


[SET COMMENTS]
Set Description
========
- Hyperbeam is the go-to nuke it can easily OHKO many offensive threats such as Kyurem-Black, Porygon-Z, and Mega Charizard X and Y.
- Shadow Ball helps Meloetta against Ghost-type Pokemon such as Aegislash, plus it allows it to defeat Heatran, and Mega Slowbro.
- Psyshock is used to deal with Fighting-type Pokemon such as Terrakion plus it helps Meloetta defeating Chansey when its run with Trick. Mention M-Venu here
- Trick is used to cripple defensive Pokemon such as Chansey, and Porygon2.
- Uproar is used against Pokemon that run Sub to defeat Meloetta such as Whimsicott, Jumpluff, Serperior, and occasionally Mega Charizard X. It's also a safer choice against some Pokemon, as Hyper Beam can either miss or fail to OHKO, such as Greninja, and Mega Venusaur, or against Pokemon that run Endure notably Manaphy.
- Dazzling Gleam is specifically used to defeat Mega Sableye.
- Hidden Power Fire allows it to defeat Scizor, Ferrothorn, and Genesect which otherwise are able to beat it.
- Choice Specs is used to maximize Meloetta offensive capabilities and nail the OHKO on the aforementioned Pokemon.


EVs
========
- 252 HP combined with 104 SpD allow Meloetta to lives Hyper Beam from Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, Mega Charizard Y Blast burn, Mega Charizard X Outrage, Choice Specs Genesect, and Choice Specs Greninja.
152 SpA + Modest allows Meloetta to maximize its offensive potential and defeat the aforementioned Pokemon.


Strategy & Support
========
- Utilizing Meloetta isn't locked behind any secret, the key is to make use of its variations of moves.
- Faster Pokemon might run substitute or endure if you suspect it and if you have uproar click it. Notable Pokemon that run sub are Greninja (note: It's safer to click uproar vs Greninja since it OHKOs either way): just make this its own point honestly and Mega Charizard X. Pokemon that run endure are: Manaphy and Porygon-Z.
- Meloetta usually fail to deal significant damage to some specially defensive Pokemon naming Specially defensive Zard X and Kyub so analyzing your matchup at team preview will help, these Pokemon don't always run Spdf unless the opposing team is weak to specially offensive Pokemon. Other bulky offensive pokemon can also tank special hit notably Dragonite, Hoopa-U and Mega Gyarados. Offensive Pokemon that can power through most of these threats such as Mega Tyranitar, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Pinsir helps Meloetta.
- Meloetta also suffers against opposing Steel-, and Rock-type Pokemon that can sponge any hit thrown at them such as Mega Mawile, Mega Metagross, and Mega Tyranitar so defensive Pokemon such as Mega Slowbro, Mega Sableye, and Mega Venusaur also helps. Be careful that the aforementioned Pokemon does not beat all 3 and the final Pokemon on the team should be able to beat the threat that is left. These defensive Pokemon can also take on the aforementioned bulky offensive Pokemon.
- Fast Hard-hitters such as Mega Lopunny and Mega Pinsir are also a threat for Meloetta, so physically bulky Pokemon such as Defensive Mega Charizard X and Diancie, or faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Terrakion helps Meloetta fend these threats off.

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

A Choice Scarf set with 252 Speed and Special Attack and a Timid nature with Hyper Beam, Psychic, Thunderbolt/Focus Blast, Trick can be used to deal with fast heavy hitters such as Mega Pinsir, Greninja, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Gyarados if using Thunderbolt while keeping positive matchups against other Pokemon like Porygon-Z, Heatran if using Focus Blast.

Checks and Counters
===================
**Bulky Steel-type Pokemon**: Most Steel-type Pokemon have no problem tanking any coverage move from Meloetta since they have a resistant secondary typing, so Pokemon such as Mega Metagross, Mega Mawile, and Jirachi easily defeat Meloetta.

**Bulky Rock-type Pokemon**: Some Bulky Rock-type Pokemon have no problem taking on Meloetta even if it has Focus Blast, these Pokemon includes Choice Band Archeops, Rhyperior, and Mega Tyranitar.

**Offensive Bulky Pokemon**: A lot of Fast bulky Pokemon can take on Meloetta easily as they can sponge any hit and retaliate back with either one or two hits, these Pokemon include Dragonite, and Hoopa-Unbound.

**Fast Hard hitters**: A lot of Pokemon are fast enough to outspeed Meloetta and pack a lot of power that can KO Meloetta, these Pokemon include Mega Lopunny, Mega Pinsir, and Choice Specs Porygon-Z.

[CREDITS]
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Hello it's me QC, as usual analysis is really good and idt I'd change much. Comments are in red, GP probably hates you.

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