VGC 21 Politoed

Giokio

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[SET]
name: Rain Setter
move 1: Scald / Muddy Water
move 2: Helping Hand
move 3: Perish Song / Icy Wind
move 4: Protect
item: Sitrus Berry / Wacan Berry
ability: Drizzle
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 SpD
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

* Politoed is the strongest rain setter in the metagame thanks to its amazing supporting movepool and survivability. Politoed is usually seen alongside Kingdra, forming a solid rain core able to threaten even the strongest staples of the metagame such as Dragapult, Glastrier, and Coalossal.

* Scald is capable of hitting metagame staples like Incineroar, Torkoal, and Landorus-T for good damage thanks to its power boost in rain. Scald can also cripple opposing physical attackers like Urshifu-S, Rillaboom, and Glastier with burns. Muddy Water is an option to ignore opposing redirection and spread accuracy drops, but its lower accuracy can be troublesome.

* Helping Hand gives a boost to Politoed's teammates when attacking. In particular, it helps Kingdra deal with sun teams, allowing it to OHKO Torkoal and Assault Vest Landorus-T in sun with Max Geyser.

* Perish Song can serve as a strong win condition late-game, as it can force wins on weakened teams that have only two members remaining. Perish Song can also be paired with Gothitelle, as its ability to trap foes can be extremely helpful against passive leads such as Porygon2 + Grimmsnarl. Alternatively, Icy Wind can be used to slow down faster threats such as Spectrier, Zapdos, and Garchomp.

* Sitrus Berry extends Politoed's survivability. Wacan Berry can be used instead to help Politoed endure Regieleki's Thunderbolt or Thundurus's Max Lighting, but Sitrus Berry is usually preferred, as it can be useful in many more situations. The given EV spread lets Politoed survive Assault Vest Rillaboom's Grassy Glide and Spectrier's Max Phantasm.

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yuki

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[SET]
name: Rain Setter
move 1: Scald / Muddy Water
move 2: Helping Hand
move 3: Perish Song / Icy Wind
move 4: Protect
item: Sitrus Berry / Wacan bBerry
ability: Drizzle
nature: Calm
evs: 244 HP / 204 Def / 4 SpaA / 52 SpD / 4 Spe (Might be best to just simplify this up a bit)
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

* Politoed is the strongest rain setter in the Series 9 metagame thanks to its amazing supporting movepool and survivability. Politoed is usually seen alongside Kingdra, forming a solid rain core able to threaten even the strongest staples of the metagame (Such as?). However the rain is not its only application, because Politoed can work as an awesome Perish Song user in team featuring Gothitelle. (Gothitelle is not a common partner for Politoed anymore from my knowledge. I'd likely drop it and just mention it in the Perish Song point exclusively)

* Scald is Politoed's main STAB, capable to hit hard enough of hitting metagame staples like Incineroar, Torkoal and Landorus-T for good damage thanks to its power boost in even without many Special Attack investments thanks to the Rrain. Scald can also cripple opponents opposing physical attackers like Urshifu-S, Rillaboom and Glastier with burns. Muddy Water is an option to ignore opposing redirection and spread accuracy drops, but its lower accuracy can be troublesome.

* Helping Hand is (Added a space here) a great support move, as it gives a boost to Politoed's teammates when attacking. In particular, it helps Kingdra deal with sun teams, allowing it to OHKO Torkoal and Assault Vest Landorus-T in sun with Max Geyser.

* Perish sSong can serve as a strong win condition in late game, as it puts a timer on weakened opponents when paired with Gothitelle's Shadow Tag. (I would much prefer something saying how Perish Song is capable of forcing wins when at a Pokemon advantage. Then mention it's potency with trapping i.e. Gothitelle and how that can punish passive leads) Icy Wind can be used alternatively to slow down opponents and gain momentum for the team. (I would like something here to kinda ground this point within the metagame, so what can it slow down in particular?)

* Sitrus Berry is a consistent source of healing that extends Politoed's survivability even more. Wacan bBerry can be used to endure an Regieleki's Thunderbolt or Thundurus's Max Lighting but Sitrus Berry is usually preferred as it is more consistent. (Unsure about this as wording, but it's up to you)

(Fixed the spacing on the bullets)


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Giokio, 517038]]
- Quality checked by: [[Raineko, 294287]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

Let me know when you've got this implemented, you know where to find me.
 
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yuki

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Mind just explaining what the EVs do in the analysis, as per, and then it's ready for GP practically.

QC 1/1 after that
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[SET]
name: Rain Setter
move 1: Scald / Muddy Water
move 2: Helping Hand
move 3: Perish Song / Icy Wind
move 4: Protect
item: Sitrus Berry / Wacan Berry
ability: Drizzle
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 SpD
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

* Politoed is the strongest rain setter in the Series 9 metagame thanks to its amazing supporting movepool and survivability. Politoed is usually seen alongside Kingdra, forming a solid rain core able to threaten even the strongest staples of the metagame such as Dragapult, Glastrier, and Coalossal.

* Scald is Politoed's main STAB, capable of hitting metagame staples like Incineroar, Torkoal and Landorus-T for good damage thanks to its power boost in rain. Scald can also cripple opposing physical attackers like Urshifu-S, Rillaboom and Glastier with burns. Muddy Water is an option to ignore opposing redirection and spread accuracy drops, but its lower accuracy can be troublesome.

* Helping Hand is a great support move, as it gives a boost to Politoed's teammates when attacking. In particular, it It particularly helps Kingdra deal with sun teams, allowing it to OHKO Torkoal and Assault Vest Landorus-T in sun with Max Geyser.

* Perish Song can serve as a strong win condition late game, as it can force wins on weakened teams that have only two members remaining. Perish Song can also be paired with Gothitelle, as its ability to trap opponents can be extremely helpful against passive leads such as Porygon2 + Grimmsnarl. Alternatively, Icy Wind can be used alternatively (Unless you want to replace it with something like "instead". "Alternatively" is rarely used in this context.) to slow down faster threats such as Spectrier, Zapdos and Garchomp.

* Sitrus Berry is a consistent source of healing that (the same point gets across without this) extends Politoed's survivability. Wacan Berry can be used to endure Regieleki's Thunderbolt or Thundurus's Max Lighting, (AC) but Sitrus Berry is usually preferred as it can be useful in many more situations. The given EV spread lets Politoed survive Assault Vest Rillaboom's Grassy Glide and Spectrier's Max Phantasm.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Giokio, 517038]]
- Quality checked by: [[Raineko, 294287]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 

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[SET]
name: Rain Setter
move 1: Scald / Muddy Water
move 2: Helping Hand
move 3: Perish Song / Icy Wind
move 4: Protect
item: Sitrus Berry / Wacan Berry
ability: Drizzle
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 SpD
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

* Politoed is the strongest rain setter in the Series 9 metagame thanks to its amazing supporting movepool and survivability. Politoed is usually seen alongside Kingdra, forming a solid rain core able to threaten even the strongest staples of the metagame such as Dragapult, Glastrier, and Coalossal.

* Scald is Politoed's main STAB, capable of hitting metagame staples like Incineroar, Torkoal and Landorus-T for good damage thanks to its power boost in rain. Scald can also cripple opposing physical attackers like Urshifu-S, Rillaboom and Glastier with burns. Muddy Water is an option to ignore opposing redirection and spread accuracy drops, but its lower accuracy can be troublesome.

* Helping Hand is a great support move, as it gives a boost to Politoed's teammates when attacking. In particular, it It particularly helps Kingdra deal with sun teams, allowing it to OHKO Torkoal and Assault Vest Landorus-T in sun with Max Geyser.

* Perish Song can serve as a strong win condition late game, as it can force wins on weakened teams that have only two members remaining. Perish Song can also be paired with Gothitelle, as its ability to trap opponents can be extremely helpful against passive leads such as Porygon2 + Grimmsnarl. Alternatively, Icy Wind can be used alternatively (Unless you want to replace it with something like "instead". "Alternatively" is rarely used in this context.) to slow down faster threats such as Spectrier, Zapdos and Garchomp.

* Sitrus Berry is a consistent source of healing that (the same point gets across without this) extends Politoed's survivability. Wacan Berry can be used to endure Regieleki's Thunderbolt or Thundurus's Max Lighting, (AC) but Sitrus Berry is usually preferred as it can be useful in many more situations. The given EV spread lets Politoed survive Assault Vest Rillaboom's Grassy Glide and Spectrier's Max Phantasm.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Giokio, 517038]]
- Quality checked by: [[Raineko, 294287]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
Hi plague, dw I know how it works
 
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[SET]
name: Rain Setter
move 1: Scald / Muddy Water
move 2: Helping Hand
move 3: Perish Song / Icy Wind
move 4: Protect
item: Sitrus Berry / Wacan Berry
ability: Drizzle
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 SpD
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

* Politoed is the strongest rain setter in the Series 9 metagame thanks to its amazing supporting movepool and survivability. Politoed is usually seen alongside Kingdra, forming a solid rain core able to threaten even the strongest staples of the metagame such as Dragapult, Glastrier, and Coalossal.

* Scald is Politoed's main STAB, capable of hitting metagame staples like Incineroar, Torkoal, (AC) and Landorus-T for good damage thanks to its power boost in rain. Scald can also cripple opposing physical attackers like Urshifu-S, Rillaboom, (AC) and Glastier with burns. Muddy Water is an option to ignore opposing redirection and spread accuracy drops, but its lower accuracy can be troublesome.

* Helping Hand is a great support move, as it gives a boost to Politoed's teammates when attacking. In particular, it helps Kingdra deal with sun teams, allowing it to OHKO Torkoal and Assault Vest Landorus-T in sun with Max Geyser.

* Perish Song can serve as a strong win condition late-(AH)game, as it can force wins on weakened teams that have only two members remaining. Perish Song can also be paired with Gothitelle, as its ability to trap opponents foes can be extremely helpful against passive leads such as Porygon2 + Grimmsnarl. Alternatively, Icy Wind can be used alternatively to slow down faster threats such as Spectrier, Zapdos, (AC) and Garchomp.

* Sitrus Berry is a consistent source of healing that extends Politoed's survivability. Wacan Berry can be used instead to help Politoed endure Regieleki's Thunderbolt or Thundurus's Max Lighting, (AC) but Sitrus Berry is usually preferred, (AC) as it can be useful in many more situations. The given EV spread lets Politoed survive Assault Vest Rillaboom's Grassy Glide and Spectrier's Max Phantasm.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Giokio, 517038]]
- Quality checked by: [[Raineko, 294287]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 

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