RU Polteageist [QC 2/2][GP 1/1]

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[SET]
name: Shell Smash
move 1: Shell Smash
move 2: Shadow Ball
move 3: Stored Power
move 4: Giga Drain
item: White Herb / Focus Sash
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Polteageist has a solid niche in RU as a strong Shell Smash sweeper on offense teams. However, it struggles slightly to sweep effectively because bulky Dark-types such as Zarude and Incineroar are common in RU. In addition, it is also easily revenge killed by strong priority users such as Golisopod, Durant, and Mimikyu after some chip damage or once Focus Sash is broken. Stored Power turns into a 140 Base Power move after one Shell Smash, meaning it becomes Polteageist's strongest move. Giga Drain is Polteageist's best move to deal respectable damage to Dark-types such as Obstagoon, Umbreon, and Pangoro and allows it to regain some health back, which is useful on White Herb variants. Additionally, Giga Drain deals more damage to bulky Water-types such as Milotic, Gastrodon, and Suicune, which is nice, since they can all run Haze or a phazing move like Roar. Substitute makes Polteageist harder to revenge kill and protects it from status ailments such as Klefki's Thunder Wave and Registeel's Toxic; however, it is hard to fit over another move. Memento might seem weird on a setup sweeper, but it is helpful to support another teammate if said teammate can sweep better than Polteageist. White Herb puts Polteageist's Defense and Special Defense back to normal, which means it is harder to revenge kill with a priority move and lets it take attacks from more passive Pokemon like Milotic, Galarian Weezing, and Sylveon better. However, Focus Sash guarantees Polteageist a free set up.

Polteageist works nicely on dual screen and Aurora Veil offense teams as a strong late-game sweeper. Klefki is a reliable screen setter and also provides Spikes support. Xatu supports Polteageist with Teleport and, more importantly, prevents entry hazards due to its ability Magic Bounce, which is helpful to keep Polteageist's Focus Sash intact. Vanilluxe, on the other hand, is a reliable Aurora Veil setter that also weakens some bulky Dark- and Normal-types such as Zarude, Incineroar, Umbreon, and Snorlax with either its strong Blizzard, Taunt, or Hail damage. In addition, Aurora Veil teams involve Arctozolt as a strong wallbreaker, which allows Polteageist to sweep more easily by weakening bulky Pokemon such as Registeel, Milotic, and Suicune. In general, Polteageist needs teammates that can weaken the aforementioned Dark- and Normal-types, and strong attackers such as Necrozma, Indeedee, and Mimikyu can fill this role. Necrozma in particular provides Stealth Rock support, while Indeedee's Psychic Terrain protects Polteageist against priority users and Klefki's Thunder Wave. Cobalion deserves a special mention because it handles all the bulky Dark- and Normal-types and provides Volt Switch and Stealth Rock support. Polteageist pairs well with other strong setup sweepers such as Linoone, Cloyster, and Barbaracle, since they can overwhelm opposing teams quickly together.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [EonX, 91480]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Kris, 241023]]
 
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[SET]
name: Shell Smash
move 1: Shell Smash
move 2: Shadow Ball
move 3: Stored Power
move 4: Giga Drain
item: Focus Sash / White Herb swap the order of these two. offensive teams dont often have great hazard control and focus sash also means you cant run it on veils which is an archetype where it excels. also giga drain recovery + white herb good. tbh not even sure sash should be slashed but ill leave it up to other qcs
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Polteageist has a solid niche in RU as a strong Shell Smash sweeper on offensive teams. However, it struggles slightly to sweep effectively because bulky Dark- and Normal-types such as Zarude, Incineroar, and Porygon2 are common in RU p2 cant really do much to you back unless its twave and you 2hko so. In addition, it is also easily revenge killed by strong priority users such as Golisopod, Durant, and Doublade Mimikyu (more relevant once Focus Sash is broken or after some chip damage. Stored Power turns into a 140 Base Power move after one Shell Smash, meaning it becomes Polteageist's strongest move. Giga Drain deals more damage to bulky Water-types such as Milotic, Gastrodon, and Suicune, which is nicely since they can all run a phaze move like Haze or Roar. Additionally, Giga Drain is also Polteageists best move to hit Obstagoon also umbreon pangoro zoroark and gets you recovery on white herb variants. Substitute makes Polteageist harder to revenge kill and gives it more setup opportunities how? give examples, however, it is hard to fit over another move. also add memento here, its a cool move on like screens when you cant get a zarude or whatever out of the way for something else to set up Focus Sash is the preferred item as its guarantees Polteageist a free set up. However, White Herb puts Polteageists Defense and Special Defense back to normal, which means it is not revenge killed by any priority move and takes attacks from more passive Pokemon like Milotic, Galarian Weezing, and Sylveon better.

Polteageist works nicely on dual screen and Aurora Veil offense teams as a strong late-game sweeper. Klefki is a reliable screen setter which also provides Spikes support. Xatu supports Polteageist with Teleport and, more importantly, prevents entry hazards due to its ability Magic Bounce which is helpful to keep Polteageist's Focus Sash intact. Vanilluxe, on the other hand, is a reliable Aurora Veil setter that also weaken some bulky Dark- and Normal-types such as Zarude, Incineroar, Umbreon, and Porygon2 with either its strong Blizzard, Taunt, or Hail damage something abt being able ot run arctozolt. In general, Polteageist needs teammates that can weaken the aforementioned Dark- and Normal-types and strong attackers such as Necrozma, Indeedee, and Mimikyu can fill this role. Necrozma in particular provides Stealth Rock support, while Indeedee’s Psychic Terrain protects Polteageist against priority moves from the likes of like Golisopod, Durant, and Doublade youve already used these three. any other examples?. A special mention deserves Cobalion, which Cobalion deserves a special mention because it handles all the bulky Dark- and Normal-types and provides Volt Switch and Stealth Rock support. Polteageist pairs well with other strong setup sweepers such as Linoone, Clyoster, and Barbaracle, since together they overwhelm opposing teams quickly.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

qc 1/2
 
[SET]
name: Shell Smash
move 1: Shell Smash
move 2: Shadow Ball
move 3: Stored Power
move 4: Giga Drain
item: Focus Sash / White Herb swap the order of these two. offensive teams dont often have great hazard control and focus sash also means you cant run it on veils which is an archetype where it excels. also giga drain recovery + white herb good. tbh not even sure sash should be slashed but ill leave it up to other qcs
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Polteageist has a solid niche in RU as a strong Shell Smash sweeper on offensive teams. However, it struggles slightly to sweep effectively because bulky Dark- and Normal-types such as Zarude, Incineroar, and Porygon2 are common in RU p2 cant really do much to you back unless its twave and you 2hko so. In addition, it is also easily revenge killed by strong priority users such as Golisopod, Durant, and Doublade Mimikyu (more relevant once Focus Sash is broken or after some chip damage. Stored Power turns into a 140 Base Power move after one Shell Smash, meaning it becomes Polteageist's strongest move. Giga Drain deals more damage to bulky Water-types such as Milotic, Gastrodon, and Suicune, which is nicely since they can all run a phaze move like Haze or Roar. Additionally, Giga Drain is also Polteageists best move to hit Obstagoon also umbreon pangoro zoroark and gets you recovery on white herb variants. Substitute makes Polteageist harder to revenge kill and gives it more setup opportunities how? give examples, however, it is hard to fit over another move. also add memento here, its a cool move on like screens when you cant get a zarude or whatever out of the way for something else to set up Focus Sash is the preferred item as its guarantees Polteageist a free set up. However, White Herb puts Polteageists Defense and Special Defense back to normal, which means it is not revenge killed by any priority move and takes attacks from more passive Pokemon like Milotic, Galarian Weezing, and Sylveon better.

Polteageist works nicely on dual screen and Aurora Veil offense teams as a strong late-game sweeper. Klefki is a reliable screen setter which also provides Spikes support. Xatu supports Polteageist with Teleport and, more importantly, prevents entry hazards due to its ability Magic Bounce which is helpful to keep Polteageist's Focus Sash intact. Vanilluxe, on the other hand, is a reliable Aurora Veil setter that also weaken some bulky Dark- and Normal-types such as Zarude, Incineroar, Umbreon, and Porygon2 with either its strong Blizzard, Taunt, or Hail damage something abt being able ot run arctozolt. In general, Polteageist needs teammates that can weaken the aforementioned Dark- and Normal-types and strong attackers such as Necrozma, Indeedee, and Mimikyu can fill this role. Necrozma in particular provides Stealth Rock support, while Indeedee’s Psychic Terrain protects Polteageist against priority moves from the likes of like Golisopod, Durant, and Doublade youve already used these three. any other examples?. A special mention deserves Cobalion, which Cobalion deserves a special mention because it handles all the bulky Dark- and Normal-types and provides Volt Switch and Stealth Rock support. Polteageist pairs well with other strong setup sweepers such as Linoone, Clyoster, and Barbaracle, since together they overwhelm opposing teams quickly.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

qc 1/2
Thank you very much zizalith. Implemented and ready for another check
 

EonX

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[SET]
name: Shell Smash
move 1: Shell Smash
move 2: Shadow Ball
move 3: Stored Power
move 4: Giga Drain
item: White Herb / Focus Sash
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Polteageist has a solid niche in RU as a strong Shell Smash sweeper on offensive teams. However, it struggles slightly to sweep effectively because bulky Dark-types such as Zarude and Incineroar are common in RU. In addition, it is also easily revenge killed by strong priority users such as Golisopod, Durant, and Mimikyu after some chip damage or once Focus Sash is broken. Stored Power turns into a 140 Base Power move after one Shell Smash, meaning it becomes Polteageist's strongest move. Giga Drain is Polteageist's best move to deal respectable damage to Dark-types such as Obstagoon, Umbreon, and Pangoro and allows it to regain some health back, which is useful on White Herb variants. Additionally, Giga Drain deals more damage to bulky Water-types such as Milotic, Gastrodon, and Suicune, which is nicely since they can all run a phaze move like Haze or Roar. Substitute makes Polteageist harder to revenge kill and protects it from status ailments such as Klefki's Thunder Wave or Registeel's Toxic, however, it is hard to fit over another move. Memento seems a little bit weird on a setup sweeper but it is a helpful move to support another teammate if this one can sweep better than Polteageist. White Herb puts Polteageist's (add appostrophe) Defense and Special Defense back to normal, which means it is harder to revenge kill with a priority move and takes attacks from more passive Pokemon like Milotic, Galarian Weezing, and Sylveon better. However, Focus Sash guarantees Polteageist a free set up.

Polteageist works nicely on dual screen and Aurora Veil offense teams as a strong late-game sweeper. Klefki is a reliable screen setter which also provides Spikes support. Xatu supports Polteageist with Teleport and, more importantly, prevents entry hazards due to its ability Magic Bounce which is helpful to keep Polteageist's Focus Sash intact. Vanilluxe, on the other hand, is a reliable Aurora Veil setter that also weaken some bulky Dark- and Normal-types such as Zarude, Incineroar, Umbreon, and Snorlax with either its strong Blizzard, Taunt, or Hail damage. In addition, Aurora Veil teams involve Arctozolt as a strong wallbreaker which allows Polteageist to sweep more easily by weakening bulky Pokemon such as Registeel, Milotic, and Suicune. In general, Polteageist needs teammates that can weaken the aforementioned Dark- and Normal-types and strong attackers such as Necrozma, Indeedee, and Mimikyu can fill this role. Necrozma in particular provides Stealth Rock support, while Indeedee’s Psychic Terrain protects Polteageist against priority users and Klefki's Thunder Wave. Cobalion deserves a special mention because it handles all the bulky Dark- and Normal-types and provides Volt Switch and Stealth Rock support. Polteageist pairs well with other strong setup sweepers such as Linoone, Clyoster, and Barbaracle, since together they can overwhelm opposing teams quickly together.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [EonX, 91480]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]


Good work. [QC 2/2]
 
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[SET]
name: Shell Smash
move 1: Shell Smash
move 2: Shadow Ball
move 3: Stored Power
move 4: Giga Drain
item: White Herb / Focus Sash
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Polteageist has a solid niche in RU as a strong Shell Smash sweeper on offensive teams. However, it struggles slightly to sweep effectively because bulky Dark-types such as Zarude and Incineroar are common in RU. In addition, it is also easily revenge killed by strong priority users such as Golisopod, Durant, and Mimikyu after some chip damage or once Focus Sash is broken. Stored Power turns into a 140 Base Power move after one Shell Smash, meaning it becomes Polteageist's strongest move. Giga Drain is Polteageist's best move to deal respectable damage to Dark-types such as Obstagoon, Umbreon, and Pangoro and allows it to regain some health back, which is useful on White Herb variants. Additionally, Giga Drain deals more damage to bulky Water-types such as Milotic, Gastrodon, and Suicune, which is nicely since they can all run a phaze move like Haze or Roar. Substitute makes Polteageist harder to revenge kill and protects it from status ailments such as Klefki's Thunder Wave or Registeel's Toxic, however, it is hard to fit over another move. Memento seems a little bit weird on a setup sweeper but it is a helpful move to support another teammate if this one can sweep better than Polteageist. White Herb puts Polteageist's (add appostrophe) Defense and Special Defense back to normal, which means it is harder to revenge kill with a priority move and takes attacks from more passive Pokemon like Milotic, Galarian Weezing, and Sylveon better. However, Focus Sash guarantees Polteageist a free set up.

Polteageist works nicely on dual screen and Aurora Veil offense teams as a strong late-game sweeper. Klefki is a reliable screen setter which also provides Spikes support. Xatu supports Polteageist with Teleport and, more importantly, prevents entry hazards due to its ability Magic Bounce which is helpful to keep Polteageist's Focus Sash intact. Vanilluxe, on the other hand, is a reliable Aurora Veil setter that also weaken some bulky Dark- and Normal-types such as Zarude, Incineroar, Umbreon, and Snorlax with either its strong Blizzard, Taunt, or Hail damage. In addition, Aurora Veil teams involve Arctozolt as a strong wallbreaker which allows Polteageist to sweep more easily by weakening bulky Pokemon such as Registeel, Milotic, and Suicune. In general, Polteageist needs teammates that can weaken the aforementioned Dark- and Normal-types and strong attackers such as Necrozma, Indeedee, and Mimikyu can fill this role. Necrozma in particular provides Stealth Rock support, while Indeedee’s Psychic Terrain protects Polteageist against priority users and Klefki's Thunder Wave. Cobalion deserves a special mention because it handles all the bulky Dark- and Normal-types and provides Volt Switch and Stealth Rock support. Polteageist pairs well with other strong setup sweepers such as Linoone, Clyoster, and Barbaracle, since together they can overwhelm opposing teams quickly together.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [EonX, 91480]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]


Good work. [QC 2/2]
Thank you very much EonX. Implemented and ready for GP
 

Kris

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[SET]
name: Shell Smash
move 1: Shell Smash
move 2: Shadow Ball
move 3: Stored Power
move 4: Giga Drain
item: White Herb / Focus Sash
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Polteageist has a solid niche in RU as a strong Shell Smash sweeper on offensive teams. However, it struggles slightly to sweep effectively because bulky Dark-types such as Zarude and Incineroar are common in RU. In addition, it is also easily revenge killed by strong priority users such as Golisopod, Durant, and Mimikyu after some chip damage or once Focus Sash is broken. Stored Power turns into a 140 Base Power move after one Shell Smash, meaning it becomes Polteageist's strongest move. Giga Drain is Polteageist's best move to deal respectable damage to Dark-types such as Obstagoon, Umbreon, and Pangoro and allows it to regain some health back, which is useful on White Herb variants. Additionally, Giga Drain deals more damage to bulky Water-types such as Milotic, Gastrodon, and Suicune, which is nicely since they can all run a phaze move like Haze or, (AC) since they can all run Haze or a phazing move like Roar. Substitute makes Polteageist harder to revenge kill and protects it from status ailments such as Klefki's Thunder Wave or Registeel's Toxic,and Registeel's Toxic; (semicolon) however, it is hard to fit over another move. Memento might seems a little bit weird on a setup sweeper, (AC) but it is a helpful move to support another teammate if this onsaid teammate can sweep better than Polteageist. White Herb puts Polteageist's Defense and Special Defense back to normal, which means it is harder to revenge kill with a priority move and lets it takes (parallelism) attacks from more passive Pokemon like Milotic, Galarian Weezing, and Sylveon better. However, Focus Sash guarantees Polteageist a free set up.

Polteageist works nicely on dual screen and Aurora Veil offense teams as a strong late-game sweeper. Klefki is a reliable screen setter whichand also provides Spikes support. Xatu supports Polteageist with Teleport and, more importantly, prevents entry hazards due to its ability Magic Bounce, (AC) which is helpful to keep Polteageist's Focus Sash intact. Vanilluxe, on the other hand, is a reliable Aurora Veil setter that also weakens some bulky Dark- and Normal-types such as Zarude, Incineroar, Umbreon, and Snorlax with either its strong Blizzard, Taunt, or Hail damage. In addition, Aurora Veil teams involve Arctozolt as a strong wallbreaker, (AC) which allows Polteageist to sweep more easily by weakening bulky Pokemon such as Registeel, Milotic, and Suicune. In general, Polteageist needs teammates that can weaken the aforementioned Dark- and Normal-types, (AC) and strong attackers such as Necrozma, Indeedee, and Mimikyu can fill this role. Necrozma in particular provides Stealth Rock support, while Indeedee’s's (ASCII apostrophe) Psychic Terrain protects Polteageist against priority users and Klefki's Thunder Wave. Cobalion deserves a special mention because it handles all the bulky Dark- and Normal-types and provides Volt Switch and Stealth Rock support. Polteageist pairs well with other strong setup sweepers such as Linoone, Clyoyster, and Barbaracle, since they can overwhelm opposing teams quickly together.
GP 1/1
 
[SET]
name: Shell Smash
move 1: Shell Smash
move 2: Shadow Ball
move 3: Stored Power
move 4: Giga Drain
item: White Herb / Focus Sash
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Polteageist has a solid niche in RU as a strong Shell Smash sweeper on offensive teams. However, it struggles slightly to sweep effectively because bulky Dark-types such as Zarude and Incineroar are common in RU. In addition, it is also easily revenge killed by strong priority users such as Golisopod, Durant, and Mimikyu after some chip damage or once Focus Sash is broken. Stored Power turns into a 140 Base Power move after one Shell Smash, meaning it becomes Polteageist's strongest move. Giga Drain is Polteageist's best move to deal respectable damage to Dark-types such as Obstagoon, Umbreon, and Pangoro and allows it to regain some health back, which is useful on White Herb variants. Additionally, Giga Drain deals more damage to bulky Water-types such as Milotic, Gastrodon, and Suicune, which is nicely since they can all run a phaze move like Haze or, (AC) since they can all run Haze or a phazing move like Roar. Substitute makes Polteageist harder to revenge kill and protects it from status ailments such as Klefki's Thunder Wave or Registeel's Toxic,and Registeel's Toxic; (semicolon) however, it is hard to fit over another move. Memento might seems a little bit weird on a setup sweeper, (AC) but it is a helpful move to support another teammate if this onsaid teammate can sweep better than Polteageist. White Herb puts Polteageist's Defense and Special Defense back to normal, which means it is harder to revenge kill with a priority move and lets it takes (parallelism) attacks from more passive Pokemon like Milotic, Galarian Weezing, and Sylveon better. However, Focus Sash guarantees Polteageist a free set up.

Polteageist works nicely on dual screen and Aurora Veil offense teams as a strong late-game sweeper. Klefki is a reliable screen setter whichand also provides Spikes support. Xatu supports Polteageist with Teleport and, more importantly, prevents entry hazards due to its ability Magic Bounce, (AC) which is helpful to keep Polteageist's Focus Sash intact. Vanilluxe, on the other hand, is a reliable Aurora Veil setter that also weakens some bulky Dark- and Normal-types such as Zarude, Incineroar, Umbreon, and Snorlax with either its strong Blizzard, Taunt, or Hail damage. In addition, Aurora Veil teams involve Arctozolt as a strong wallbreaker, (AC) which allows Polteageist to sweep more easily by weakening bulky Pokemon such as Registeel, Milotic, and Suicune. In general, Polteageist needs teammates that can weaken the aforementioned Dark- and Normal-types, (AC) and strong attackers such as Necrozma, Indeedee, and Mimikyu can fill this role. Necrozma in particular provides Stealth Rock support, while Indeedee’s's (ASCII apostrophe) Psychic Terrain protects Polteageist against priority users and Klefki's Thunder Wave. Cobalion deserves a special mention because it handles all the bulky Dark- and Normal-types and provides Volt Switch and Stealth Rock support. Polteageist pairs well with other strong setup sweepers such as Linoone, Clyoyster, and Barbaracle, since they can overwhelm opposing teams quickly together.
GP 1/1
Thank you very much Kris. Implemented and ready for upload
 

zizalith

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on second thought, ill unslash sash. seems way too hard to keep hazards off and you appreciate herb more on screens.

also i didnt notice timid was the main nature, that should be modest for the extra damage. you often activate weak armor under screens so speed isnt a huge concern. will keep it as a comment for outspeeding scarf mienshao / zarude at +2 which modest cannot do

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