OU Primarina [QC 2/2][GP 1/1]

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:ss/primarina:

[SET]
name: Substitute
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Scald
move 3: Moonblast
move 4: Psychic
item: Metronome / Leftovers
ability: Torrent
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 124 SpA / 136 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Substitute gives Primarina many free turns to attack and build up its Metronome boost throughout a game, as it can easily look for opportunities to set one up on more passive Pokemon such as Toxapex and Seismitoad that would look to cripple it with status conditions. Primarina also gets Substitute opportunities after forcing out common Pokemon that it checks, such as Hydreigon, Kommo-o, and Keldeo. Metronome is the preferred item, as it allows Primarina to overwhelm the aforementioned bulky Water-types much more easily while also enabling it to more effectively pressure Pokemon such as Clefable and Corviknight; however, Leftovers is a viable alternative if more longevity is desired. The given Speed investment allows Primarina to outpace maximum Speed Conkeldurr.

Primarina greatly appreciates VoltTurn support so it can come in safely much more often. Because of this, Pokemon such as Corviknight, Mandibuzz, Dragapult, and Rotom-H make great teammates. Corviknight in particular is useful, as it will often force in Pokemon such as Toxapex and Seismitoad,(AC) which Primarina can take advantage of to set up a Substitute. Primarina also greatly appreciates teammates that can provide it with increased longevity due to how quickly it can be worn down. As a result, Wish users such as Clefable, as well as Healing Wish users like Jirachi, make for excellent teammates. Clefable can also provide Primarina with free switches into Pokemon Primarina can take advantage of, such as Toxapex, Corviknight, and opposing Clefable, thanks to Teleport.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Moonblast
move 3: Psychic
move 4: Scald
item: Choice Specs
ability: Torrent
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Specs turns Primarina into an even more potent wallbreaker with an incredible STAB combination that can be incredibly difficult to pivot around. The additional power of Choice Specs allows Primarina to break through Pokemon such as Gastrodon and Toxapex much more easily. Psychic is necessary, as it prevents Primarina from being completely walled by Toxapex. Scald is used because it offers Primarina a more consistent Water-type STAB attack. A Modest nature with maximum Special Attack investment allows Primarina to be as powerful as possible, while maximum Speed investment allows Primarina to force Speed ties with Aegislash.

Primarina is best used alongside Pokemon such as Keldeo and Dragapult that greatly appreciate its ability to pressure and overwhelm Pokemon that check them, such as Gastrodon and Mandibuzz, respectively. Dragapult can also aid Primarina by giving it free switches with U-turn. Other VoltTurn users also make for great teammates; Pokemon such as Rotom-H can also lure in Ground-types such as Hippowdon, Seismitoad, and Gastrodon, which can be taken advantage of by aggressively double switching into Primarina. Ferrothorn also makes for a great teammate, as it can provide Primarina with Spikes support, which makes it even more difficult to switch into.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Jho, 208105]]
- Quality checked by: [[Jordy, 395754], [curiosity, 443485]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Rabia, 336073]]
 
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:ss/primarina:

[SET]
name: Substitute
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Scald
move 3: Moonblast
move 4: Psychic
item: Metronome / Leftovers
ability: Torrent
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 124 SpA / 136 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Substitute gives Primarina many free turns to attack and build up its Metronome boost throughout a game, as it can easily look for opportunities to set one up after forcing out common Pokemon which it checks, such as Kommo-o, Keldeo, and Hydreigon. Substitute can also be used to avoid status conditions from Pokemon such as Mantine, Seismitoad, and Toxapex, which require multiple turns for Primarina to overwhelm. Mantine's not relevant enough compared to the other two. You should really focus on the fact that you can take advantage of passive Pokemon with Substitute before talking about Pokemon Primarina can force out. Metronome is the preferred item as it allows Primarina to overwhelm the aforementioned bulky Water-types much more easily, while also enabling it to more effectively pressure Pokemon such as Clefable and Corviknight, however, Leftovers is a viable alternative if more longevity is required desired. The given Speed investment allows Primarina to outpace max Speed Conkeldurr.

Primarina greatly appreciates Volt Switch and U-turn support as it allows it to come in safely much more often. Because of this, Pokemon such as Corviknight, Mandibuzz, Dragapult, and Rotom-H make great teammates. Rotom-H, in particular, makes for an effective teammate as it can lure in Pokemon such as Seismitoad and Hydreigon which Primarina can look to take advantage of. It can force in Seismitoad but that's not super beneficial because you'll have to pull some double switches and stuff to actually get something out of it. I would rather see you elaborate on Corviknight, which will often force Pokemon like Toxapex and Seismitoad into play. In return, Rotom-H can check and beat Ferrothorn, which Primarina struggles to break through, and can also often force Toxic onto Gastrodon, enabling Primarina to beat it. Primarina doesn't struggle with it that much; Ferrothorn runs Body Press and Knock Off most commonly, which is walled by Primarina. There should be a mention of ways to sustain Primarina here; it's quickly worn down so Wish users like Clefable and Healing Wish users like Jirachi are often very useful.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Moonblast
move 3: Psychic
move 4: Energy Ball / Scald
item: Choice Specs
ability: Torrent
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Specs turns Primarina into a wallbreaker with even more immediate power, allowing it to break through Pokemon such as Gastrodon, Toxapex, and Aegislash much more easily. Aegislash is a pretty bad example because Substitute variants do fine against it as well. I think you should explicitly state just how hard it can be to pivot around Choice Specs Primarina's STAB combination. Psychic is necessary as it prevents Primarina from being completely walled by Toxapex. Energy Ball allows Primarina to beat Gastrodon, even if it has already used Amnesia before Primarina comes in, however, Scald can be an effective alternative as it offers a more consistent spammable Water-type STAB. A Modest nature and maximum Special Attack investment allows Primarina to be as powerful as possible, while maximum speed allows Primarina to force speed ties with Aegislash.

Primarina is best used alongside Pokemon such as Keldeo and Dragapult which greatly appreciate Primarina's ability to pressure and overwhelm Pokemon which check them, such as Gastrodon and Mandibuzz respectively. Dragapult can also aid Primarina by giving it free switch-ins with U-turn, which Primarina greatly appreciates. Other Volt Switch or U-turn users also make for great teammates; Pokemon such as Zeraora and Rotom-H can also lure in Ground-types such as Hippowdon, Seismitoad, and Gastrodon which Primarina can take advantage of. Volt Switch Zeraora big no. This is generally more applicable for Choice Specs Primarina so I think you should explicitly state that it can aggressively take advantage of those Pokemon. Ferrothorn also makes for a great teammate, as it can provide Primarina with Spikes support which makes Primarina even more difficult to switch into.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Jho, 208105]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
Good job, 1/2.
 

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:ss/primarina:

[SET]
name: Substitute
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Scald
move 3: Moonblast
move 4: Psychic
item: Metronome / Leftovers
ability: Torrent
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 124 SpA / 136 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Substitute gives Primarina many free turns to attack and build up its Metronome boost throughout a game, as it can easily look for opportunities to set one up on more passive Pokemon such as Toxapex and Seismitoad which would look to cripple Primarina with status conditions. Primarina can also look for Substitute opportunities after forcing out common Pokemon which it checks, such as Kommo-o, Keldeo, and Hydreigon. I def think it's worth emphasising that it checks Hydra, so reorder this to reflect that. Metronome is the preferred item as it allows Primarina to overwhelm the aforementioned bulky Water-types much more easily, while also enabling it to more effectively pressure Pokemon such as Clefable and Corviknight, however, Leftovers is a viable alternative if more longevity is desired. The given Speed investment allows Primarina to outpace max Speed Conkeldurr.

Primarina greatly appreciates Volt Switch and U-turn support as it allows it to come in safely much more often. Because of this, Pokemon such as Corviknight, Mandibuzz, Dragapult, and Rotom-H make great teammates. Corviknight in particular makes for a great teammate for Primarina, as it will often force in Pokemon such as Toxapex and Seismitoad which Primarina can take advantage of in order to set up a Substitute. Primarina also greatly appreciates teammates which can provide it with increased longevity due to how quickly it can be worn down. As a result of this, Wish users such as Clefable, as well as Healing Wish users like Jirachi, make for excellent teammates.

probably worth mentioning that teleport clef lures in a lot of primarina bait like pex / corvi / opposing clef which is p good.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Moonblast
move 3: Psychic
move 4: Energy Ball / Scald
item: Choice Specs
ability: Torrent
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

remove eball, it's pointless.

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Specs turns Primarina into an even more potent wallbreaker with an incredible STAB combination that can incredibly difficult to pivot around. The additional power of Choice Specs allows Primarina to break through Pokemon such as Gastrodon and Toxapex much more easily. Psychic is necessary as it prevents Primarina from being completely walled by Toxapex. Energy Ball allows Primarina to beat Gastrodon, even if it has already used Amnesia before Primarina comes in, i mean blast is doing enough already and really we shouldn't be catering to one mon that doesn't really wall you to begin with so yeah remove this pls however, Scald can be an effective alternative as it offers a more consistent spammable Water-type STAB. A Modest nature and maximum Special Attack investment allows Primarina to be as powerful as possible, while maximum speed allows Primarina to force speed ties with Aegislash.

Primarina is best used alongside Pokemon such as Keldeo and Dragapult which greatly appreciate Primarina's ability to pressure and overwhelm Pokemon which check them, such as Gastrodon and Mandibuzz respectively. Dragapult can also aid Primarina by giving it free switch-ins with U-turn, which Primarina greatly appreciates. Other Volt Switch or U-turn users also make for great teammates; Pokemon such as Rotom-H can also lure in Ground-types such as Hippowdon, Seismitoad, and Gastrodon, which can be taken advantage of by aggressive double switching into Primarina. Ferrothorn also makes for a great teammate, as it can provide Primarina with Spikes support which makes Primarina even more difficult to switch into.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Jho, 208105]]
- Quality checked by: [[Jordy, 395754], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]


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very solid as always. QC 2/2
 

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:ss/primarina:

[SET]
name: Substitute
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Scald
move 3: Moonblast
move 4: Psychic
item: Metronome / Leftovers
ability: Torrent
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 124 SpA / 136 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Substitute gives Primarina many free turns to attack and build up its Metronome boost throughout a game, as it can easily look for opportunities to set one up on more passive Pokemon such as Toxapex and Seismitoad which that would look to cripple Primarina it with status conditions. Primarina can also look for gets Substitute opportunities after forcing out common Pokemon which that it checks, such as Hydreigon, Kommo-o, and Keldeo. Metronome is the preferred item,(AC) as it allows Primarina to overwhelm the aforementioned bulky Water-types much more easily (RC) while also enabling it to more effectively pressure Pokemon such as Clefable and Corviknight;(comma -> semicolon) however, Leftovers is a viable alternative if more longevity is desired. The given Speed investment allows Primarina to outpace max maximum Speed Conkeldurr.

Primarina greatly appreciates Volt Switch and U-turn VoltTurn support as it allows it to so it can come in safely much more often. Because of this, Pokemon such as Corviknight, Mandibuzz, Dragapult, and Rotom-H make great teammates. Corviknight (RC) in particular (RC) makes for a great teammate for Primarina is useful (repetitive phrasing, also removed commas to avoid the sentence reading a bit staggered), as it will often force in Pokemon such as Toxapex and Seismitoad,(AC) which Primarina can take advantage of in order to set up a Substitute. Primarina also greatly appreciates teammates which that can provide it with increased longevity due to how quickly it can be worn down. As a result of this, Wish users such as Clefable, as well as Healing Wish users like Jirachi, make for excellent teammates. Clefable can also provide Primarina with free switch-in opportunities switches into Pokemon Primarina can take advantage of, such as Toxapex, Corviknight, and opposing Clefable, thanks to Teleport (RC) which makes it an excellent teammate as it often forces in Pokemon which Primarina can take advantage of, such as Toxapex, Corviknight, and opposing Clefable.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Moonblast
move 3: Psychic
move 4: Scald
item: Choice Specs
ability: Torrent
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Specs turns Primarina into an even more potent wallbreaker with an incredible STAB combination that can be incredibly difficult to pivot around. The additional power of Choice Specs allows Primarina to break through Pokemon such as Gastrodon and Toxapex much more easily. Psychic is necessary,(AC) as it prevents Primarina from being completely walled by Toxapex. Scald is used as because it offers Primarina a more consistent Water-type STAB attack. A Modest nature and with maximum Special Attack investment allows Primarina to be as powerful as possible, while maximum speed Speed investment allows Primarina to force speed Speed ties with Aegislash.

Primarina is best used alongside Pokemon such as Keldeo and Dragapult which that greatly appreciate Primarina's its ability to pressure and overwhelm Pokemon which that check them, such as Gastrodon and Mandibuzz,(AC) respectively. Dragapult can also aid Primarina by giving it free switch-ins switches with U-turn (RC) which Primarina greatly appreciates (redundant when you say this aids Primarina). Other Volt Switch or U-turn VoltTurn users also make for great teammates; Pokemon such as Rotom-H can also lure in Ground-types such as Hippowdon, Seismitoad, and Gastrodon, which can be taken advantage of by aggressive aggressively double switching into Primarina. Ferrothorn also makes for a great teammate, as it can provide Primarina with Spikes support,(AC) which makes Primarina it even more difficult to switch into.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Jho, 208105]]
- Quality checked by: [[Jordy, 395754], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

gp 1/1 when done (also do credits)
 
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