RU Polteageist [QC 2/2], [GP 1/1]

Flareblitzkreig

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[SET]
name: Shell Smash
move 1: Shell Smash
move 2: Strength Sap
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Giga Drain
item: White Herb
ability: Cursed Body
nature: Timid
evs: 88 Def / 196 SpA / 224 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Polteageist functions as an effective sweeper on hyper offense teams due to a combination of good stats, ability in Cursed Body, and movepool. Strength Sap lowers the Attack of Pokemon like Zarude to where it is unable to KO Polteageist and provides reliable recovery. It can also aid Polteageist in beating Incineroar provided that Misty Terrain is active. Shadow Ball either OHKOes or 2HKOes most Pokemon that don't resist it. Giga Drain allows Polteageist to OHKO Water / Ground types such as Gastrodon and Seismitoad and hit bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Suicune for super effective damage. Alternatively, Polteageist can run Stored Power over Giga Drain in order to hit neutral targets such as Crobat, Raikou, and Golisopod for more damage. White Herb reverses the stat drops from Shell Smash and enables Polteageist to take on Zarude. The given Defense EVs let Polteageist survive a -1 Darkest Lariat from Zarude from full health, while 224 Speed EVs allow it to outspeed Choice Scarf Mienshao and Zarude after one Shell Smash boost.

Polteageist's sweeps can be cut short by status ailments such as poison. Hence, it appreciates Misty Terrain support from the likes of Galarian Weezing, which can also support it with Memento, allowing it to set up on an effected foe. Polteageist also struggles to break through specially defensive Steel-types such as Registeel, meaning that Ground- and Fighting-type Pokemon such as Rhyperior and Heracross are great teammates for it. Entry hazard support from the likes of Roserade and Necrozma eases Polteageist's ability to sweep through teams. Lastly, Polteageist appreciates dual screens support from the likes of Klefki and Froslass, which allows it to set up relatively safely.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Flareblitzkreig, 518819]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [Phantom, 180300]]
- Grammar checked by: [[deetah, 2976591]]
 
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Mac3

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- Polteageist functions as an effective sweeper on hyper offense due to a combination of good stats, ability and respectable movepool. Shell Smash is its setup move, allowing it to boost its reach dangerous levels of speed and special attacking power. Strength Sap allows it to beat Zarude switching in on a Shell Smash by reducing Zarude's attack to a level where it is unable to KO Polteageist even at lower defense stages while also providing it with a reliable recovery move. It can also beat Incineroar this way provided Misty Terrain is active Activated. Shadow Ball is Polteageist's main attacking move, OHKOing or 2HKOing most pokemon that don't resist it. Giga Drain allows it to OHKO water/ground types such as Gastrodon and Seismitoad and hit bulky waters such as Milotic and Suicune for super-effective damage. White herb is the item of choice, allowing Polteageist to enable the winning exchange with Zarude as well as allowing it to accumulate more Shell Smash boosts safely. The given EVs in defense let it survive a -1 Darkest Lariat from Zarude from full health and 224 speed EVs allow it to outspeed Choice Scarf Mienshao and Zarude after 1 Shell Smash boost.

Polteageist sweeps can be cut short by status ailments such as Poison. Hence, it appreciates Misty Terrain support from the likes of Galarian Weezing, which can also support it with Memento, allowing it to setup on an effected weakened foe. Polteageist also struggles to break through specially defensive steel types such as Registeel, meaning that Ground and Fighting type pokemon such as Rhyperior and Heracross are a great match for it. Entry Hazard support from the likes of Roserade or Necrozma eases Polteageist's ability to sweep through teams. Lastly, Polteageist appreciates screens support from the likes of Klefki and Frosslass, which allow it to setup relatively safely.

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Just change the set name to ’Shell Smash’. Strength Sap + Cursed Body are key parts of the set that make it effective, but they’re not the focal point, hence why they shouldn’t make up the name.

Also, add Stored Power as a mention. After a Shell Smash boost, it’s stronger than Shadow ball against neutral targets, making it more effective against pkmn like this:

+2 196 SpA Polteageist Stored Power (140 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Raikou: 299-352 (93.1 - 109.6%) -- 56.3% chance to OHKO
+2 196 SpA Polteageist Stored Power (140 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Crobat: 722-850 (193 - 227.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO (shadow ball does not KO)
+2 196 SpA Polteageist Stored Power (140 BP) vs. 172 HP / 0 SpD Golisopod: 328-386 (98.2 - 115.5%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO

It also has the added benefit of going through Unaware on the off chance you face it.

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[SET]
name: Shell Smash
move 1: Shell Smash
move 2: Strength Sap
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Giga Drain
item: White Herb
ability: Cursed Body
nature: Timid
evs: 88 Def/196 SpA/224 Spe 88 Def / 196 SpA / 224 Spe (Spacing)

[SET COMMENTS]
(Remove indent) Polteageist functions as an effective sweeper on hyper offense teams due to a combination of good stats, ability in Cursed Body, (AC) and movepool. Shell Smash is its setup move, allowing it to boost its speed and special attack. (Known info) Strength Sap allows it to beat Zarude switching in on a Shell Smash by reducing Zarude's attack to a level lowers the Attack of Pokemon like Zarude to where it is unable to KO Polteageist even at lower defense stages while also providing it with a and provides reliable recovery move. It can also beat aid Polteageist in beating Incineroar this way provided that Misty Terrain is active. Shadow Ball is Polteageist's main attacking move, OHKOing or 2HKOing either OHKOes or 2HKOes most Pokemon (Capitalize) that don't resist it. Giga Drain allows it Polteageist to OHKO water/ground types Water / Ground types such as Gastrodon and Seismitoad and hit bulky waters Water-types such as Milotic and Suicune for super-effective super effective (No hyphen) damage. Alternatively, one Polteageist can run Stored Power (Over what move?) in order to hit neutral targets such as Crobat, Raikou, (AC) or and Golisopod for more damage. White Herb reverses the stat drops from Shell Smash and enables Polteageist to take on Zarude. (Does this work?) is the item of choice, allowing Polteageist to enable the winning exchange with Zarude as well as allowing it to accumulate more Shell Smash boosts safely. The given Defense EVs in defense let it Polteageist survive a -1 Darkest Lariat from Zarude from full health, (AC) and while 224 Speed EVs allow it to outspeed Choice Scarf Mienshao and Zarude after 1 one Shell Smash boost.

Polteageist Polteageist's sweeps can be cut short by status ailments such as poison (Lowercase). Hence, it appreciates Misty Terrain support from the likes of Galarian Weezing, which can also support it with Memento, allowing it to setup set up on an effected foe. Polteageist also struggles to break through specially defensive steel types Steel-types such as Registeel, meaning that Ground-(AH) and Fighting-(AH)type Pokemon such as Rhyperior and Heracross are a great match teammates for it. Entry hazard support from the likes of Roserade or and Necrozma eases Polteageist's ability to sweep through teams. Lastly, Polteageist appreciates dual screens support from the likes of Klefki and Frosslass Froslass, which allow allows it to setup set up relatively safely.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Flareblitzkreig, 518819]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [Phantom, 180300]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 

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My apologies for the lateness with this! I totally forgot about it. This looks much better.

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[SET]
name: Shell Smash
move 1: Shell Smash
move 2: Strength Sap
move 3: Shadow Ball
move 4: Giga Drain
item: White Herb
ability: Cursed Body
nature: Timid
evs: 88 Def / 196 SpA / 224 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Polteageist functions as an effective sweeper on hyper offense teams due to a combination of good stats, ability in Cursed Body, and movepool. Strength Sap lowers the Attack of Pokemon like Zarude to where it is unable to KO Polteageist and provides reliable recovery(Remove space). It can also aid Polteageist in beating Incineroar provided that Misty Terrain is active. Shadow Ball either OHKOes or 2HKOes most Pokemon that don't resist it. Giga Drain allows Polteageist to OHKO Water / Ground types such as Gastrodon and Seismitoad and hit bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Suicune for super effective damage. Alternatively, Polteageist can run Stored Power over Giga Drain in order to hit neutral targets such as Crobat, Raikou, and Golisopod for more damage. White Herb reverses the stat drops from Shell Smash and enables Polteageist to take on Zarude. The given Defense EVs let Polteageist survive a -1 Darkest Lariat from Zarude from full health, while 224 Speed EVs allow it to outspeed Choice Scarf Mienshao and Zarude after one Shell Smash boost.

Polteageist's sweeps can be cut short by status ailments such as poison. Hence, it appreciates Misty Terrain support from the likes of Galarian Weezing, which can also support it with Memento, allowing it to set up on an effected foe. Polteageist also struggles to break through specially defensive Steel-types such as Registeel, meaning that Ground- and Fighting-type Pokemon such as Rhyperior and Heracross are a great match teammates for it. Entry hazard support from the likes of Roserade and Necrozma eases Polteageist's ability to sweep through teams. Lastly, Polteageist appreciates dual screens support from the likes of Klefki and Froslass, which allows it to set up relatively safely.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Flareblitzkreig, 518819]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [Phantom, 180300]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 

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