NU Perrserker

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[SET]
name: Wallbreaker
move 1: Iron Head
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Seed Bomb
move 4: U-turn
item: Choice Band
ability: Steely Spirit
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Perrserker's base 110 Attack, helpful coverage options, and useful abilities make it one of the most powerful Pokemon in the tier; it can 2HKO defensive Cofagrigus with Iron Head, and Garbodor takes up to 80%. Despite this power, its poor bulk and low Speed give it few opportunities to fire off its powerful attacks, especially against offensive teams where most Pokemon outspeed it. Steel-types like Ferroseed and Galarian Stunfisk are some of the best switch-ins to its powerful STAB attack, and Close Combat enables Perrserker to do tremendous damage to them. Seed Bomb gives Perrserker a way to super effectively damage bulky Water-types like Wishiwashi, Lanturn, and Quagsire, doing over 70% to each. U-turn enables Perrserker to pivot into teammates and get KOs against targets like Eldegoss and Hattrem without giving the opponent an opportunity to revenge kill it. Finally, although it reduces its power significantly, Perrserker can improve its matchup against offensive teams by running a Choice Scarf set with Tough Claws and a Jolly nature, allowing it to outspeed Pokemon that typically revenge-kill it safely such as Silvally-Fire, Sawk, and Toxicroak. However, even after Stealth Rock damage it is unable to OHKO any of them.

Perrserker is weak to Ground-, Fire-, and Fighting-type attacks, so Pokemon that can switch into those types of attacks are helpful teammates. Eldegoss, Gourgeist-S, and Wishiwashi can take on Ground-types; Wishiwashi and Silvally-Water can take on Fire-types; and Cofagrigus and Garbodor can take on Fighting-types. Perrserker's poor bulk and Speed means that it appreciates pivot support from Pokemon like Wishiwashi, Lanturn, and Clefairy. Additionally, Clefairy is able to pass Wishes to Perrserker, keeping it healthy throughout the match. Pokemon like Rapidash, Silvally-Water, and Unfezant that appreciate most Water-types and Steel-types being lured in and severely damaged benefit from Perrserker's powerful coverage moves. Drampa and Indeedee-F both appreciate opposing Steel-types being weakened, and they are able to use their coverage moves to further chip or remove Steel-types for Perrserker. In addition, they can threaten physical walls such as Garbodor, Qwilfish, and Rotom-S that check Perrserker.

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- Written by: [[Expulso, 202058]]
- Quality checked by: [[Rabia, 336073], [Ho3nConfirm3d, 231074]]
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This is ready for QC. The second paragraph of my second set is a little barren; I would appreciate suggestions for more partners for this set if you have any!
 

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[SET]
name: Choice Band Wallbreaker
move 1: Iron Head
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Seed Bomb
move 4: U-turn
item: Choice Band
ability: Steely Spirit
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Perrserker's base 110 Attack and helpful abilities make it strong, and a Choice Band elevates Perrserker to one of the most powerful mons in the tier, although it is held back by its mediocre bulk and low Speed. Few Pokemon are capable of taking its Banded Iron Head, especially when boosted by Steely Spirit; physically defensive Cofagrigus is 2HKOd, and physically defensive Garbodor takes up to 80%. (I think it'd be better here if you mentioned the positives first and then the negatives, i.e. "Perrserker is strong and here are some cool damage rolls, but it's slow and frail so it isn't as great as you'd imagine") Steel-types like Ferroseed and Stunfisk-Galar are some of the best switch-ins to its powerful STAB attack, and Close Combat enables Perrserker to do tremendous damage to them. Bulky Water-types like Wishiwashi, Lanturn, and Quagsire are also good Iron Head switch-ins, and they are able to threaten Perrserker back with strong Water-type STAB attacks that take advantage of its poor special bulk. Seed Bomb gives Perrserker a way to damage them, doing over 70% to each. U-turn enables Perrserker to pivot into teammates and takes advantage of the switches it can force while also doing a large amount of chip damage; this can be useful if you, say, predict a Steel-type switch in but do not want to lock into Close Combat because it would give Cofagrigus a free set-up opportunity. (this is too specific to be worth mentioning) <a mention of Choice Scarf sets w/ Tough Claws (hence why I changed the set name)>

Perrserker is weak to Ground-, Fire-, and Fighting-type attacks, so Pokemon that can switch into those types are helpful teammates. Eldegoss, Gourgeist-S, and physically defensive (Wishiwashi is physically defensive 99.9% of the time.) Wishiwashi can take on Ground-types; Wishiwashi and Silvally-Water can take on Fire-types, and Cofagrigus and Garbodor can take on Fighting-types. It is vulnerable to status, particularly burns, so an Aromatherapy user like Eldegoss or Lanturn can provide useful support. (I wouldn't say it's very vulnerable to status; you're never switching into Scald, and Will-O-Wisp users either just beat you outright or would be sacrificing themselves for the burn.) Due to its average bulk and low Speed for an offensive Pokemon, it appreciates VoltTurn support to get it in safely; teammates like the aforementioned Wishiwashi and Lanturn are helpful because they both bait in Grass-types, which cannot harm Perrserker, and bring Perrserker in safely. With Teleport and Wish, Clefairy also excels at bringing Perrserker in safely. (Generalize this to just pivot support and then expand on Clefairy also providing Wish. Something like "Perrserker's poor bulk and Speed mean it appreciates pivot support from Pokemon like Wishiwashi, Lanturn, and Clefairy. Additionally, blah blah." Pokemon that appreciate Water-types or Steel-types lured benefit from Perrserker's powerful coverage moves, which can severely chip an unsuspecting Ferroseed or Wishiwashi. Drampa and Indeedee both appreciate opposing Steel-types being weakened, and they are able to use their coverage moves to weaken those Pokemon as well. Rapidash, Silvally-Water, and Silvally-Fire all appreciate bulky Water-types like Wishiwashi being severely damaged or KOd by Perrserker's Seed Bomb, so they make great partners for Perrserker. Finally, Perrserker appreciates hazard support in order to OHKO certain targets; for example, 0 HP Sandaconda is OHKOd by Iron Head with Stealth Rock and a Spike up. Teammates like Garbodor, Sandaconda, and Piloswine provide helpful support for this reason. (I don't think entry hazard support is particularly important for this Pokemon in comparison to anything else, and 0 HP Sandaconda is far too niche to be worth bringing up as a reason for entry hazard support.)

[SET]

name: Stallbreaker
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Iron Head
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Seed Bomb / Substitute
item: Life Orb / Leftovers
ability: Steely Spirit
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
With Swords Dance, great power, and excellent coverage, Perrserker is able to tear apart common bulky cores, although its poor Speed and reduction in instant power reduces its effectiveness against more offensive teams. With a Life Orb, a +2 Steely-Spirit boosted Iron Head is able to OHKO even the most physically bulky Pokemon; for context, it has a 87% chance to OHKO physically defensive Cofagrigus after Stealth Rocks. Steel-types that resist Iron Head, such as Ferroseed, Klinklang, and Stunfisk-Galar, are KOd by a +2 Close Combat. Perrserker can run Seed Bomb in the fourth slot to KO the bulky Water-types that can switch into Iron Head, such as WIshiwashi, Lanturn, and Quagsire. They are all hit neutrally by Close Combat, however, so Perrserker can forego Seed Bomb and run Substitute instead. This enables Perrserker to avoid status and become harder to revenge, especially since many defensive Pokemon are unable to break its Substitute; for instance, Clefairy, Eldegoss, and Ferroseed are all unable to break its Substitute and thus become set-up bait. However, not running Seed Bomb means that Perrserker is unable to break though Quagsire, which can ignore its Attack boosts and wall it. A Life Orb is run to maximize Perrserker's power; however, Leftovers is a viable option to improve its longevity against the balanced teams it is designed to beat. If running Substitute, Leftovers is the preferred item.

This set works well alongside fast, offensive Pokemon that are unable to beat some of these defensive cores. Rapidash, Silvally-Fire, and Silvally-Water appreciate Perrserker's ability to eliminate Quagsire and chip their Water-type checks, such as Wishiwashi. Sawk and Cofagrigus invite in Fairy-types; Perrserker appreciates this because it can set up on these Pokemon, especially Clefairy. Sandaconda is checked by Eldegoss, which Perrserker is able to switch into and set up on (provided that it does not switch into Sleep Powder); it also appreciates Perrserker's ability to damage Water-types. Wishiwashi and Lanturn both have access to VoltTurn, letting them bring in Perrserker against the Grass-types Perrserker can set up on; in return, they are able to check the Fire-types that Perrserker is weak to.

(apologies for not discussing this earlier with QC, but we decided this set isn't worth a set writeup :x sorry for having you do extra work)


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Expulso, 202058]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

I gave some feedback on a couple sentences I felt were a tad too wordy, but in general do try to pay attention to that :) tag me when this is done so I can check it over once more
 

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[SET]
name: Wallbreaker
move 1: Iron Head
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Seed Bomb
move 4: U-turn
item: Choice Band
ability: Steely Spirit
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Perrserker's base 110 Attack and useful abilities make it one of the most powerful Pokemon in the tier, although it is held back by its mediocre bulk and low Speed. Few Pokemon are capable of taking its Banded Iron Head, especially when boosted by Steely Spirit; physically defensive Cofagrigus is 2HKOd, and physically defensive Garbodor takes up to 80%. (These two sentences can probably just be reduced to "Perrserker's base 110 Attack and ability Steely Spirit make it one of the most powerful Pokemon in the tier; it can 2HKO Sandaconda defensive Cofagrigus with Iron Head, and Garbodor takes up to 80%." This also gets rid of the random repetition you have in there from leaving in the ", although it is held back by its mediocre bulk and low Speed.") Although switching into Perrserker seems very difficult on paper, its poor bulk and low Speed gives it few opportunities to fire off its powerful attacks, especially against offensive teams where most Pokemon outspeed Perrserker. Steel-types like Ferroseed and Stunfisk-Galar are some of the best switch-ins to its powerful STAB attack, and Close Combat enables Perrserker to do tremendous damage to them. Bulky Water-types like Wishiwashi, Lanturn, and Quagsire are also good Iron Head switch-ins, and they are able to threaten Perrserker back with strong Water-type STAB attacks that take advantage of its poor special bulk. (fluff/unnecessary) Seed Bomb gives Perrserker a way to damage them bulky Water-types such as Wishiwashi, Lanturn, and Quagsire, doing over 70% to each. U-turn enables Perrserker to pivot into teammates and takes advantage of the switches it can force while also doing a large amount of chip damage. Finally, although it reduces its power significantly, Perrserker can improve its matchup against offensive teams by running a Choice Scarf set with Tough Claws and a Jolly Nature, allowing it to outspeed Pokemon which typically revenge-kill Perrserker safely such as Silvally (which one? or ones?), Sawk, and Toxicroak.

Perrserker is weak to Ground-, Fire-, and Fighting-type attacks, so Pokemon that can switch into those types are helpful teammates. Eldegoss, Gourgeist-S, and Wishiwashi can take on Ground-types; Wishiwashi and Silvally-Water can take on Fire-types, and Cofagrigus and Garbodor can take on Fighting-types. Perrserker's poor bulk and Speed means that it appreciates pivot support from Pokemon like Wishiwashi, Lanturn, and Clefairy. Additionally, Clefairy is able to pass Wishws to Perrserker, keeping it healthy throughout the match. Pokemon that appreciate Water-types or Steel-types lured benefit from Perrserker's powerful coverage moves, which can severely chip an unsuspecting Ferroseed or Wishiwashi. Drampa and Indeedee both appreciate opposing Steel-types being weakened, and they are able to use their coverage moves to weaken those Pokemon as well. Rapidash, Silvally-Water, and Silvally-Fire all appreciate bulky Water-types like Wishiwashi being severely damaged or KOd by Perrserker's Seed Bomb, so they make great partners for Perrserker.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Expulso, 202058]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

read this through for typos and poor referencing to Pokemon (i.e. using Stunfisk-Galar instead of Galarian Stunfisk). qc 1/2 when done
 
[SET]
name: Wallbreaker
move 1: Iron Head
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Seed Bomb
move 4: U-turn
item: Choice Band
ability: Steely Spirit
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Perrserker's base 110 Attack and useful abilities make it one of the most powerful Pokemon in the tier; it can 2HKO physically defensive Cofagrigus with Iron Head, and Garbodor takes up to 80%. Although switching into Perrserker seems very difficult on paper, (Somewhat fluff / dont want to imply theorymoning. Try replacing with "however", "despite this", or something similar) its poor bulk and low Speed gives it few opportunities to fire off its powerful attacks, especially against offensive teams where most Pokemon outspeed Perrserker. Steel-types like Ferroseed and Galarian Stunfisk are some of the best switch-ins to its powerful STAB attack, and Close Combat enables Perrserker to do tremendous damage to them. Seed Bomb gives Perrserker a way to damage bulky Water-types like Wishiwashi, Lanturn, and Quagsire, doing over 70% to each. U-turn enables Perrserker to pivot into teammates and takes advantage of the switches it can force while also doing a large amount of chip damage (this feels really obvious / general about what pivoting is as a definition. If you think its important to keep that’s fine, otherwise try to make it more specific about what you can threaten / chip while not staying in so perr isn’t easily revenge killed; eldegoss is the big target i this case). Finally, although it reduces its power significantly, Perrserker can improve its matchup against offensive teams by running a Choice Scarf set with Tough Claws and a Jolly Nature, allowing it to outspeed Pokemon which typically revenge-kill Perrserker safely such as Silvally-Fire, Sawk, and Toxicroak. However, even after Stealth Rock damage it is unable to OHKO any of them.

Perrserker is weak to Ground-, Fire-, and Fighting-type attacks, so Pokemon that can switch into those types are helpful teammates. Eldegoss, Gourgeist-S, and Wishiwashi can take on Ground-types; Wishiwashi and Silvally-Water can take on Fire-types, and Cofagrigus and Garbodor can take on Fighting-types. Perrserker's poor bulk and Speed means that it appreciates pivot support from Pokemon like Wishiwashi, Lanturn, and Clefairy. Additionally, Clefairy is able to pass Wish to Perrserker, keeping it healthy throughout the match. Pokemon that appreciate most Water-types or and Steel-types lured benefit from Perrserker's powerful coverage moves, which can severely chip an unsuspecting Ferroseed or Wishiwashi. Drampa and Indeedee both appreciate opposing Steel-types being weakened, and they are able to use their coverage moves to weaken those Pokemon and physical walls like Qwilfish and Garbodor for Perrserker (should be stated, as 1HKO is vital so perr stay’s preserved, and the “weaken those Pokemon” part should relate back to Perr. Qwil is a big check for perr, so special wallbreakers should be related to breaking it for it, especially as you say other Water-types are victim to perr). Rapidash, Silvally-Water, and Silvally-Fire all appreciate bulky Water-types like Wishiwashi and Lanturn being severely damaged or KOd by Perrserker's Seed Bomb, so they make great partners for Perrserker.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Expulso, 202058]]
- Quality checked by: [[Rabia, 336073], [Ho3nConfirm3d, 231074]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

QC 2/2!
 

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[SET]
name: Wallbreaker
move 1: Iron Head
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Seed Bomb
move 4: U-turn
item: Choice Band
ability: Steely Spirit
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Perrserker's base 110 Attack, helpful coverage options, and useful abilities make it one of the most powerful Pokemon in the tier; it can 2HKO physically defensive Cofagrigus with Iron Head, and Garbodor takes up to 80%. Despite this power, its poor bulk and low Speed gives give it few opportunities to fire off its powerful attacks, especially against offensive teams where most Pokemon outspeed Perrserker it. Steel-types like Ferroseed and Galarian Stunfisk are some of the best switch-ins to its powerful STAB attack, and Close Combat enables Perrserker to do tremendous damage to them. Seed Bomb gives Perrserker a way to super effectively damage bulky Water-types like Wishiwashi, Lanturn, and Quagsire, doing over 70% to each. U-turn enables Perrserker to pivot into teammates and get KOs against targets like Eldegoss and Hattrem without giving the opponent an opportunity to revenge kill(RH) Perrserker it. Finally, although it reduces its power significantly, Perrserker can improve its matchup against offensive teams by running a Choice Scarf set with Tough Claws and a Jolly Nature nature, allowing it to outspeed Pokemon which that typically revenge kill(RH) Perrserker it safely such as Silvally-Fire, Sawk, and Toxicroak. However, even after Stealth Rock damage it is unable to OHKO any of them.

Perrserker is weak to Ground-, Fire-, and Fighting-type attacks, so Pokemon that can switch into those types of attacks are helpful teammates. Eldegoss, Gourgeist-S, and Wishiwashi can take on Ground-types; Wishiwashi and Silvally-Water can take on Fire-types;(comma -> semicolon) and Cofagrigus and Garbodor can take on Fighting-types. Perrserker's poor bulk and Speed means that it appreciates pivot support from Pokemon like Wishiwashi, Lanturn, and Clefairy. Additionally, Clefairy is able to pass Wish Wishes to Perrserker, keeping it healthy throughout the match. Pokemon like Rapidash, Silvally-Water, and Unfezant that appreciate most Water-types and Steel-types being lured in and severely damaged benefit from Perrserker's powerful coverage moves, which can severely chip an unsuspecting Ferroseed or Wishiwashi. Drampa and Indeedee-F both appreciate opposing Steel-types being weakened, and they are able to use their coverage moves to further chip or remove Steel-types for Perrserker. In addition, they can threaten physical walls such as Garbodor, Qwilfish, and Rotom-Mow Rotom-S that check Perrserker. Rapidash, Silvally-Water, and Silvally-Fire all appreciate bulky Water-types like Wishiwashi and Lanturn being severely damaged or KOd by Perrserker's Seed Bomb, so they make great partners for Perrserker.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Expulso, 202058]]
- Quality checked by: [[Rabia, 336073], [Ho3nConfirm3d, 231074]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

gp 1/1 when done
 
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