ZU [ORAS] Nasty Plot Simisage [GP 0/1]

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[SET]
Nasty Plot @ Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk / 30 Def OR 0 Atk / 30 Def / 30 SpA / 30 SpD
Timid Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Giga Drain
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Flying

[SET COMMENTS]
Nasty Plot Simisage aims to break through teams with its excellent coverage and Speed, and takes advantage of would-be checks like Gogoat and Gourgeist-L. Giga Drain gives Simisage more longevity when it's time to break or sweep. It offsets Life Orb recoil and makes Simisage more difficult to take down. Focus Blast is used to hit Steel-types like Klang and Bronzor, and can OHKO bulky Pokemon like Scraggy and Pignite after a Nasty Plot. Hidden Power Ice is preferred over Hidden Power Flying because while both hit Grass-types, Hidden Power Ice is preferred because it also hits Flying- and Dragon-types such as Pidgeot, and Dragonair. Hidden Power Flying can be used to nail Dustox, Whirlipede, and Pignite, but fails to OHKO Jumpluff like Hidden Power Ice does.

This Simisage set is countered by bulky Poison-types like Swalot and Trubbish, so Psychic- and Ground-types like Duosion, Krokorok, and Marshtomp make for good partners. In turn, Simisage breaks down Scraggy and Water-types like Politoed and Golduck for them. Simisage helps setup sweepers like Huntail, Shift Gear Klang, and Dragon Dance Scraggy to clean in the late-game because it tears holes in teams. Simisage should be paired with powerful attackers like Choice Band Furfrou, Pignite, and Murkrow to break through walls like Dustox, Swalot, Servine, and Ivysaur for Simisage to break or clean. Entry hazard setters such as Gigalith, Lairon, Whirlipede, and Glalie make for good partners as they provide Simisage with necessary chip damage. For example, Stealth Rock and a Spike ensures the OHKO on Dustox with Hidden Power Flying if it is used. Because Simisage has poor bulk, it should be paired with slow pivots such as Dustox, Vibrava, and Klang to bring it in safely. Simisage is pressured by faster Pokemon such as Persian, Jumpluff, Swoobat, so bulky Pokemon like Carbink, Rocky Helmet Swalot, and Bronzor make for good partners because they switch into these threats. Lastly, Water-types like Politoed, Simipour, and Frogadier make for good partners because they check Fire-types for Simisage, while Simisage pressures Electabuzz and Gogoat for them.

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awesome writing
[SET]
Nasty Plot @ Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk / 30 Def OR 0 Atk / 30 Def / 30 SpA / 30 SpD
Timid Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Giga Drain
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Flying

[SET COMMENTS]
Nasty Plot Simisage aims to break through teams with its excellent coverage and Speed, and takes advantage of would-be checks like Gogoat and Gourgeist-L. Giga Drain gives Simisage more longevity when it's time to break or sweep. It offsets Life Orb recoil and makes Simisage more difficult to take down. Focus Blast is used to hit Steel-types like Klang and Bronzor, and allows Simisage to dent bulky Pokemon such as Scraggy, Pignite, and Magmar. Hidden Power Ice is needed to cover Grass-, Flying-, and Dragon-types such as Servine, Pidgeot, and Dragonair. Hidden Power Flying can be used to nail Dustox, Whirlipede, and Pignite, but fails to OHKO Jumpluff like Hidden Power Ice does. maybe mention a notable +2 calc somewhere in here?

This Simisage set is countered by bulky Poison-types like Swalot and Trubbish, so Psychic- and Ground-types like Duosion, Krokorok, and Marshtomp make for good partners. In turn, Simisage breaks down Dark- and Water-type Pokemon for them (i would just mention scraggy specifically because krok and mighty can revenge kill after a bit of chip, in turn just name drop another water instead of generalizing both). Simisage helps setup sweepers like physical Shell Smash Huntail, Shift Gear Klang, and Dragon Dance Scraggy to clean in the late-game because it tears holes in teams (mention at least one special sweeper here like mentioning special huntail instead since they have similar targets or swoobat or vanilluxe). Simisage should be paired with powerful attackers like Choice Band Furfrou, Pignite, and Murkrow to break through walls like Dustox, Swalot, Servine, and Ivysaur for Simisage to break or clean. Combined with other attackers, Simisage can overwhelm teams and break down checks for offensive partners. Entry hazard setters such as Gigalith, Lairon, Whirlipede, and Glalie make for good partners as they provide Simisage with necessary chip damage. For example, Stealth Rock and a Spike ensures the OHKO on Dustox with Hidden Power Flying is (i assume you meant "if it is used" or something to this effect) used. Because Simisage has poor bulk, it should be paired with slow pivots such as Dustox, Vibrava, and Klang to bring it in safely. Simisage is pressured by faster Pokemon such as Persian, Jumpluff, Swoobat, so bulky Pokemon like Carbink, Rocky Helmet Swalot, and Bronzor make for good partners because they switch into these threats. Lastly, Water-types like Politoed, Simipour, and Frogadier make for good partners because they check Fire-types for Simisage, while Simisage pressured Electric- and Grass-types for them. (just mention buzz+ a your choice of grass-type because emolga realistically comes in and pressures it out)


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[SET]
Nasty Plot @ Life Orb
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk / 30 Def OR 0 Atk / 30 Def / 30 SpA / 30 SpD
Timid Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Giga Drain
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Flying

[SET COMMENTS]
Nasty Plot Simisage aims to break through teams with its excellent coverage and Speed, and takes advantage of would-be checks like Gogoat and Gourgeist-L. Giga Drain gives Simisage more longevity when it's time to break or sweep. It offsets Life Orb recoil and makes Simisage more difficult to take down. Focus Blast is used to hit Steel-types like Klang and Bronzor, and can OHKO bulky Pokemon like Scraggy and Pignite after a Nasty Plot. Hidden Power Ice is needed to cover Grass-, Flying-, and Dragon-types such as Servine, Pidgeot, and Dragonair. Hidden Power Flying can be used to nail Dustox, Whirlipede, and Pignite, but fails to OHKO Jumpluff like Hidden Power Ice does. Mention how both Hidden Power types cover Grass-types, so maybe have a separate sentence on Hidden Power Ice just covering Flying-types and Dragon-types

This Simisage set is countered by bulky Poison-types like Swalot and Trubbish, so Psychic- and Ground-types like Duosion, Krokorok, and Marshtomp make for good partners. In turn, Simisage breaks down Scraggy and Water-types like Politoed and Golduck for them. Simisage helps setup sweepers like Special Shell Smash Huntail both Huntail sets work well with Simisage, Shift Gear Klang, and Dragon Dance Scraggy to clean in the late-game because it tears holes in teams. Simisage should be paired with powerful attackers like Choice Band Furfrou, Pignite, and Murkrow to break through walls like Dustox, Swalot, Servine, and Ivysaur for Simisage to break or clean. Combined with other attackers, Simisage can overwhelm teams and break down checks for offensive partners redundant. Entry hazard setters such as Gigalith, Lairon, Whirlipede, and Glalie make for good partners as they provide Simisage with necessary chip damage. For example, Stealth Rock and a Spike ensures the OHKO on Dustox with Hidden Power Flying if it is used. Because Simisage has poor bulk, it should be paired with slow pivots such as Dustox, Vibrava, and Klang to bring it in safely. Simisage is pressured by faster Pokemon such as Persian, Jumpluff, Swoobat, so bulky Pokemon like Carbink, Rocky Helmet Swalot, and Bronzor make for good partners because they switch into these threats. Lastly, Water-types like Politoed, Simipour, and Frogadier make for good partners because they check Fire-types for Simisage, while Simisage pressures Electabuzz and Gogoat for them.

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