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Eledyr

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[OVERVIEW]

Toxapex is a solid defensive pivot for balance and stall teams thanks to its typing, great defenses, and Regenerator, which allow it to blanket check common threats such as Dracovish, Marshadow, and Ho-Oh. It has access to a great utility moves, including Toxic Spikes, Haze, Recover, Knock Off, and Scald. However, Toxapex is very passive, letting many common threats such as Calyrex-S, Zekrom, and Groudon switch in for free when it uses Recover or Haze. It also faces rough competition as a status spreader with Eternatus, which actually has an offensive presence.

[SET]
name: The Pex
move 1: Knock Off
move 2: Haze / Toxic Spikes
move 3: Recover
move 4: Scald / Toxic
item: Rocky Helmet / Black Sludge
ability: Regenerator
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

Toxapex's great bulk allows it to switch in on many physical attackers and cripple them with Knock Off, Toxic, or a Scald burn. Haze prevents physical sweepers such as Bulk Up Marshadow and Dragon Dance Necrozma-DM from setting up and overwhelming Toxapex. Recover and Regenerator allow Toxapex to check threats like Ho-Oh and Marshadow. Toxic and Toxic Spikes are, admittedly passive, ways to better deal with Dracovish and Ho-Oh and cripple switch-ins such as Zekrom, Zygarde-C, and Giratina. The two can be used together, with Toxic punishing opposing threats that would switch in anticipation of Toxic Spikes, such as Zekrom, Groudon, and Kyogre. Rocky Helmet is the preferred item to punish most attacks from physical attackers such as Marshadow's Spectral Thief, Dracovish's Fishious Rend, Ho-Oh's Brave Bird, and Necrozma-DM's Sunsteel Strike. Black Sludge can be used to give Toxapex better longevity, notably reducing the chance that Dracovish's Fishious Rend 2HKOes it.

Blissey and Chansey offer solid answers to special attackers like Xerneas, which Toxapex cannot handle. They also offer Wish and Stealth Rock, which can complement Toxic Spikes from Toxapex. Ferrothorn can switch into most Zekrom and Groudon sets and provides entry hazards and Knock Off support. Bulky Dark-types can check Psychic-types like Calyrex-S and Mewtwo. Yveltal provides Defog and Knock Off, and Knock Off can remove Leftovers or Heavy-Duty Boots to increase the effectiveness of Toxic Spikes, while Tyranitar offers Stealth Rock support. Both formes of Giratina are great teammates with Toxapex. Giratina can phaze dangerous setup sweepers like Zekrom and Zygarde-C, which Toxapex cannot handle alone; Giratina-O benefits from Toxapex spreading status thanks to Hex, has no trouble switching into Groudon thanks to Levitate, and offensively checks Calyrex-S with Shadow Sneak. Setup sweepers like Zygarde-C and defensive variants of Kyogre and Groudon can also take advantage of status spreading, as well as checking threats like Ho-Oh and Zekrom.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
====

A set with Block and Spite lets Toxapex lure in and PP stall passive switch-ins such as defensive variants of Necrozma-DM, Eternatus, and Yveltal lacking U-turn and Taunt. However, its utility against offensive teams is really low. Baneful Bunker punishes direct contact from many physical attackers that can 2HKO or OHKO Toxapex, including Ho-Oh, Dracovish, and Zekrom. However, it is more prediction reliant than Toxic and Toxic Spikes.

Checks and Counters
====

**Psychic-types**: Strong Psychic-types like Mewtwo, Calyrex-S, and Lunala heavily threaten Toxapex, though they must be wary of switching into Knock Off and Toxic.

**Eternatus**: With great bulk, immunity to Toxic, and a high Special Attack, Eternatus is a threat for Toxapex. It doesn't mind losing its item and is able to PP stall Toxapex thanks to Pressure. Finally, Eternatus can absorb Toxic Spikes.

**Ground-types**: Even though they don't want to switch in and get statused, both Groudon and Zygarde-C are top threats for Toxapex. They can both attempt to set up with Bulk Up, Dragon Dance, or Coil. Both Landorus and Landorus-T can force Toxapex out with either Earthquake or Earth Power, and both can set up Stealth Rock.

**Super Effective Coverage**: Toxapex can be overwhelmed quickly if Pokemon like Kyogre, Xerneas, Necrozma-DM, and Ho-Oh predict it switching in and land coverage moves like Thunder and Earthquake.

**Setup Special Attackers**: Despite its high Special Defense, Toxapex struggles at absorbing boosted strong special attacks. Offensive variants of Eternatus can use Meteor Beam on the switch and threaten to 2HKO with Dynamax Cannon. Meanwhile, Xerneas can use Toxapex as setup fodder with Substitute and does massive damage with a boosted Thunder, though these variants have to be wary of Haze.

**Taunt**: Taunt users like Yveltal can severely hinder Toxapex, leaving it unable to threaten foes with Toxic; specially-oriented Yveltal in particular can easily heal off any damage dealt by Toxapex with Oblivion Wing.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Eledyr, 415367]]
- Quality checked by: [[SiTuM, 274590], [Minority, 222996]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517249]]
 
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SiTuM

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  • Sitrus Berry can offer a solid answer to Marshadow and physical variant of Giratina-O, leaving them unable to use Poltergeist against Toxapex. However, it is less profitable than Black Sludge in all other match-ups, as it offers a long term recovery.
this is highly irrelevant. pex already acts as a pivot to marsh, so it's clearly enough (and some don't even run poltergeist anymore), and gira-o can't 2hko pex, so who cares about having an item or not

i'd however mention a block + spite set in the OO section, allowing you to pp stall eter, yvel or dm, for example.

  • When playing Toxapex, attention should be put at scooting and predicting the opponent, as variant from supposedly checked threats like Choice Band Ho-Oh, Choice Band Marshadow and hyper offensive variant of Necrozma-DM can surpass Toxapex.
not really. using a very bulky regenerator pokemon like pex means you almost always have a clear and safe switch in to the mons you mentioned, because even if you take a lot of damage you can easily get away with it thanks to black sludge and regenerator.

[SET]
name: The Pex
move 1: Knock Off
move 2: Haze
move 3: Recover
move 4: Scald / Toxic Spikes / Toxic
item: Rocky Helmet / Black Sludge
ability: Regenerator
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD
tspikes and toxic should be a slash with haze. you can totally get away with not running haze in this tier, since most of the set up mons beat you anyway. (don, zek, xern, zyg)

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Minority

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However, Toxapex has several drawbacks: its ridiculous offensive stats means it will be very passive. Its Electric-, Ground- and Psychic-types weaknesses are also crippling, which ones can be exploited by common threats in the tier such as Calyrex-SR, Zekrom, and Groudon.
You could actually merge these two points in the overview as the issue with Pex being passive is exactly that it can let in these powerful Pokemon such as Calyrex, Zekrom, and Groudon when its forced to click a passive move like Recover or Haze.

Otherwise this has everything I want to see in a Pex analysis.


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You don't need to add spaces in front of colons
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[Overview]
Toxapex is a solid defensive pivot for balanced(RH) and stall(RH) oriented teams thanks to its typing,(AC) and great defenses, and Regenerator, which allow it to check common threats such as Dracovish, Marshadow,(AC) and Ho-Oh. It has access to a great utility movepool moves, including Toxic Spikes, Haze, Recover, Knock Off,(AC) and Scald. Toxapex also benefits a lot from its ability Regenerator, giving it a lot more space to act all along the game. However, Toxapex has several drawbacks: its ridiculous offensive stats means it will be is very passive, in fact it can letting many common threats in the tier such as Calyrex-SR, Zekrom,(AC) and Groudon -which take advantage of its weaknesses- switch in when it is forced to use a passive attack such as switch in for free when Toxapex uses Recover or Haze. It also faces rough competition with Eternatus as a status spreader, which one is not passive has an offensive presence thanks to both its high Special Attack and great offensive move in Dynamax Cannon.


[SET]
name: The Pex
move 1: Knock Off
move 2: Haze / Toxic Spikes
move 3: Recover
move 4: Scald / Toxic
item: Rocky Helmet / Black Sludge
ability: Regenerator
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

Toxapex's great bulk allows it to come on many physical attackers and cripples their users, thanks to cripple them with Knock Off, Toxic, or a Scald burn. in combination with a status, which is either poison or Scald's burn. Haze nullifies any attempts to boost, which prevents physical sweepers such as Marshadow or Necrozma-DM may use to from setting up andoverwhelming Toxapex. Recover and Regenerator gives Toxapex a great staying power, which allows it allow Toxapex to check threats like Ho-Oh and Marshadow, as they cannot OHKO Toxapex while Toxapex can use one of Knock Off, Toxic, or Scald against them and switch out to recover health. It also gives the possibility to come back in the game when combined with Regenerator. Toxic and Toxic Spikes can be used as a passive way to better deal better with Dracovish and Ho-Oh(RC) while giving the potential to and cripple switch-ins such as Zekrom, Zygarde-C,(AC) and Giratina. The two can be used in pair together, punishing on switch opposing threats that would switch in expecting Toxic Spikes, such as Zekrom, Groudon, and Kyogre. Rocky Helmet is the prefered item on Toxapex, as it punishes contact from most physical attackers such as Marshadow, Dracovish, Ho-Oh,(AC) and Necrozma-DM. Black Sludge can be used, giving Toxapex a better longevity, greatly reducing the chance for Dracovish's Fishious Rend chance to 2HKO(RC) and nullifying burn damage.(I would say Magic Guard nullifies burn damage, but Black Sludge only recovers off burn damage because you can still die from burn) When playing Toxapex, Regenerator is very useful, as a lot of strong attackers such as offensive variant of Necrozma-DM, Choice Band Ho-Oh, and Choice Band Marshadow fail at OHKO it : thus, this can be used by using either Toxic, Scald or Knock Off, crippled them this way, and being assured to come back later in the game healthy thanks to Regenerator. I went to the calc and checked, Toxapex can only take 2 hits max from any of these listed Pokemon on switch. That means you can only use Toxic Scald KO on them if they don't click Poltergeist/EQ, or if Pex comes in safely on them.

Blissey and Chansey offers a solid answer to special attackers like Xerneas, which Toxapex cannot handle. They also offer Wish support(RC) which greatly increase Toxapex's longevity, and Stealth Rock support, improving Toxapex's longetivity and forming an stacking entry hazard core with Toxapex it. Ferrothorn forms a solid answer to can switch into most Zekrom and Groudon sets(RC) while providing entry hazards and Knock Off support. Bulky Dark-types provide a solid answer to can check Psychic-types like Calyrex-SR and Mewtwo.(FS, remove colon) Yveltal provides Defog and Knock Off,(AC) and Knock Off can remove Leftovers or Heavy-Duty Boots to increase the effectiveness of Toxic Spikes, while support, the latter one increasing the efficenty of Toxic Spikes; meanwhile, Tyranitar offers Stealth Rock support. Both formes of Giratina are great teammates with Toxapex.(FS,remove colon) Giratina can phaze out dangerous setup sweepers like Zekrom and Zygarde-C, which Toxapex cannot handle alone; Meanwhile, Giratina-O benefits from Toxapex's ability to spread status spreading with Hex, has no trouble switching in Groudon thanks to Levitate, and offensively checks Calyrex-SR with Shadow Sneak. Setup sweepers like Zygarde-C and defensive variants of Kyogre and Groudon can take advantage of status spreading, while checking threats like Ho-Oh and Zekrom.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
====
A set consisting of Block + Spite can be used to lure in passive switch-ins(add hyphen) such as defensive variants of Necrozma-DM, Eternatus, and Yveltal lacking U-turn, and PP stall them. However, its utility versus offensive teams is really low, and so it is considered as a niche set. Baneful Bunker punishes direct contact from many physical attackers which can 2HKO or OHKO Toxapex, including Ho-Oh, Dracovish,(AC) and Zekrom. However, it is subject to prediction and end up being unreliable when compared to more reliant on prediction than Toxic and Toxic Spikes.

Checks and Counters
====

**Psychic-types**: Strong Psychic-types like Mewtwo, Calyrex-SR,(AC) and Lunala heavily threatens Toxapex, though they must be weary switching into Knock Off and Toxic.

**Eternatus**: Combining With great bulk, immunity to Toxic,(AC) and a high Special Attack, Eternatus is a top threat threat for Toxapex. It doesn't mind losing its item(RC) and is able to PP stall Toxapex thanks to Pressure can PP stall Toxapex. Finally, when Toxic Spikes are set, Eternatus can switch on the field, and remove them freely absorb Toxic Spikes.

**Ground-types**: Even though they don't want to switch in and get statused, both Groudon and Zygarde-C are top threats for Toxapex. They can both attempt to setup with either Bulk Up, Dragon Dance, or Coil. Both formes of Landorus can threaten Toxapex oit with either Earthquake or Earth Power(RC) offering free momentum to and set(add space)up Stealth Rock.

**Super Effective Moves**: Toxapex can be overwhelmed quickly if he it gets hit by a super effective move,(AC) such as : this include Thunder from Kyogre and Xerneas and Earthquake from Necrozma-DM or and Ho-Oh.

**Special Attackers** : Despite its high Special Defense, Toxapex struggles at absorbing strong special attacks.(FS,remove colon) Offensive variant of Eternatus can use Meteor Beam on the switch, and menace threaten to 2HKO with Dynamax Cannon. Meanwhile, Xerneas can use Toxapex as a setup fodder with the combination of with Substitute and Geomancy, and does massive damage with a boosted Thunder,(remove semicolon, AC) though these variants have to be wary of Haze.

**Taunt**: Having very low offensive stats, Taunt users like Yveltal can hinder severely hinder Toxapex,(AC) leaving it unable to threaten foes with Toxic; its specially oriented Yveltal in particular variant especially can easily sustain out any damage dealt by Toxapex(RC) thanks to with Oblivion Wing. (ngl this is more about Yveltal over Taunt)

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Eledyr, 415367]]
- Quality checked by: [[SiTuM, 274590], [Minority, 222996]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Toxapex is a solid defensive pivot for balanced and stall teams thanks to its typing, great defenses, and Regenerator, which allow it to blancket check common threats such as Dracovish, Marshadow, (AC) and Ho-Oh. It has access to a great utility movepool, great utility moves, including Toxic Spikes, Haze, Recover, Knock Off, and Scald. However, Toxapex is very passive, letting many common threats in the tier such as Calyrex-S, Zekrom, and Groudon switch in for free when Toxapex it uses Recover or Haze. It also faces a rough competition with Eternatus as a status spreader, which has an offensive presence thanks to both its high Special Attack and Dynamax Cannon. (removed extra line break under)

[SET]
name: The Pex
move 1: Knock Off
move 2: Haze / Toxic Spikes
move 3: Recover
move 4: Scald / Toxic
item: Rocky Helmet / Black Sludge
ability: Regenerator
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

Toxapex's great bulk allows it to switch in on many physical attackers and cripple them with Knock Off, Toxic, or a Scald burn. Haze prevents physical sweepers such as Bulk Up Marshadow or and Dragon Dance Necrozma-DM from setting up and overwhelming Toxapex. Recover and Regenerator allow Toxapex to check threats like Ho-Oh and Marshadow. Toxic and Toxic Spikes can be used as a passive way are, admittedly passive, ways to better deal with Dracovish and Ho-Oh and cripple switch-ins such as Zekrom, Zygarde-C, and Giratina. The two can be used together, with Toxic punishing opposing threats that would switch in anticipation of Toxic Spikes, such as Zekrom, Groudon, and Kyogre. Rocky Helmet is the prefered preferred item on Toxapex, as it punishes contact moves from most to punish most attacks from physical attackers such as Marshadow's Spectral Thief, Dracovish's Fishious Rend, Ho-Oh's Brave Bird, and Necrozma-DM's Sunsteel Strike. Black Sludge can be used to give Toxapex a better longevity, as it reduces the chance that Toxapex is 2HKO by Dracovish's Fishious Rend. better longevity, notably reducing the chance that Dracovish's Fishious Rend 2HKOes it.

Blissey and Chansey offer a solid answer solid answers to special attackers like Xerneas, which Toxapex cannot handle. They also offer Wish and Stealth Rock support which improve Toxapex's longevity and increases hazard stacking. Rock, which can complement Toxic Spikes from Toxapex. Ferrothorn can switch into most Zekrom and Groudon sets and provides entry hazards and Knock Off support. Bulky Dark-types can check Psychic-types like Calyrex-S and Mewtwo. Yveltal provides Defog and Knock Off, and Knock Off can remove Leftovers or Heavy-Duty Boots to increase the effectiveness of Toxic Spikes, while Tyranitar offers Stealth Rock support. Both formes of Giratina are great teammates with Toxapex. Giratina can phaze out dangerous setup sweepers like Zekrom and Zygarde-C, which Toxapex cannot handle alone; Giratina-O benefits from Toxapex's ability to spread status with Toxapex spreading status thanks to Hex, has no trouble switching into Groudon thanks to Levitate, and offensively checks Calyrex-S with Shadow Sneak. Setup sweepers like Zygarde-C and defensive variants of Kyogre and Groudon can also take advantage of status spreading, while as well as checking threats like Ho-Oh and Zekrom.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
====
A set consisting of with Block + Spite can be used to lure in and PP stall passive switch-ins such as defensive variants of Necrozma-DM, Eternatus, and Yveltal lacking U-turn and Taunt, and PP stall them. However, its utility against offensive teams is really low. Baneful Bunker punishes direct contact from many physical attackers which that can 2HKO or OHKO Toxapex, including Ho-Oh, Dracovish, (AC) and Zekrom. However, it is more prediction reliant than Toxic and Toxic Spikes.

Checks and Counters removed spaces between ** and :
====

**Psychic-types**: Strong Psychic-types like Mewtwo, Calyrex-S, and Lunala heavily threatens Toxapex, though they must be weary switching into Knock Off and Toxic.

**Eternatus**: With great bulk, immunity to Toxic, and a high Special Attack, Eternatus is a threat for Toxapex. It doesn't mind losing its item and is able to PP stall Toxapex thanks to Pressure. Finally, Eternatus can absorb Toxic Spikes.

**Ground-types**: Even though they don't want to switch in and get statused, both Groudon and Zygarde-C are top threats for Toxapex. They can both attempt to setup with either Bulk Up, Dragon Dance, or Coil. Both formes of Landorus can threaten Toxapex oit force Toxapex out with either Earthquake or Earth Power, and both can set up Stealth Rock.

**Super Effective Moves**: Toxapex can be overwhelmed quickly if it gets hit by a super effective move, such as include Thunder from Kyogre and Xerneas and Earthquake from Necrozma-DM and Ho-Oh.

**Super Effective Coverage**: Toxapex can be overwhelmed quickly if Pokemon like Kyogre, Xerneas, Necrozma-DM, and Ho-Oh predict it switching in and land coverage moves like Thunder and Earthquake. (does this make sense? most ppl should know special effective moves are bad for it, so i tried to add some explanation. if this isn't what you meant or not how toxapex works, though, feel free to change)

**Setup Special Attackers**: Despite its high Special Defense, Toxapex struggles at absorbing strong boosted special attacks. Offensive variants of Eternatus can use Meteor Beam on the switch (RC) and threaten to 2HKO with Dynamax Cannon. Meanwhile, Xerneas can use Toxapex as a setup fodder with Substitute (RC) and does massive damage with a boosted Thunder, though these variants have to be wary of Haze.

**Taunt**: Taunt users like Yveltal can severely hinder Toxapex, leaving it unable to threaten foes with Toxic; specially-oriented (added hyphen) Yveltal in particular can easily sustain out heal off any damage dealt by Toxapex with Oblivion Wing.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Eledyr, 415367]]
- Quality checked by: [[SiTuM, 274590], [Minority, 222996]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429]]

implement this, and then i'll recheck it and stamp 1/1. i'm not stamping just yet because there are a lot of one-letter changes and i want to make sure they don't get missed in implementation.
 

Eledyr

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[OVERVIEW]

Toxapex is a solid defensive pivot for balanced and stall teams thanks to its typing, great defenses, and Regenerator, which allow it to blancket check common threats such as Dracovish, Marshadow, (AC) and Ho-Oh. It has access to a great utility movepool, great utility moves, including Toxic Spikes, Haze, Recover, Knock Off, and Scald. However, Toxapex is very passive, letting many common threats in the tier such as Calyrex-S, Zekrom, and Groudon switch in for free when Toxapex it uses Recover or Haze. It also faces a rough competition with Eternatus as a status spreader, which has an offensive presence thanks to both its high Special Attack and Dynamax Cannon. (removed extra line break under)

[SET]
name: The Pex
move 1: Knock Off
move 2: Haze / Toxic Spikes
move 3: Recover
move 4: Scald / Toxic
item: Rocky Helmet / Black Sludge
ability: Regenerator
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

Toxapex's great bulk allows it to switch in on many physical attackers and cripple them with Knock Off, Toxic, or a Scald burn. Haze prevents physical sweepers such as Bulk Up Marshadow or and Dragon Dance Necrozma-DM from setting up and overwhelming Toxapex. Recover and Regenerator allow Toxapex to check threats like Ho-Oh and Marshadow. Toxic and Toxic Spikes can be used as a passive way are, admittedly passive, ways to better deal with Dracovish and Ho-Oh and cripple switch-ins such as Zekrom, Zygarde-C, and Giratina. The two can be used together, with Toxic punishing opposing threats that would switch in anticipation of Toxic Spikes, such as Zekrom, Groudon, and Kyogre. Rocky Helmet is the prefered preferred item on Toxapex, as it punishes contact moves from most to punish most attacks from physical attackers such as Marshadow's Spectral Thief, Dracovish's Fishious Rend, Ho-Oh's Brave Bird, and Necrozma-DM's Sunsteel Strike. Black Sludge can be used to give Toxapex a better longevity, as it reduces the chance that Toxapex is 2HKO by Dracovish's Fishious Rend. better longevity, notably reducing the chance that Dracovish's Fishious Rend 2HKOes it.

Blissey and Chansey offer a solid answer solid answers to special attackers like Xerneas, which Toxapex cannot handle. They also offer Wish and Stealth Rock support which improve Toxapex's longevity and increases hazard stacking. Rock, which can complement Toxic Spikes from Toxapex. Ferrothorn can switch into most Zekrom and Groudon sets and provides entry hazards and Knock Off support. Bulky Dark-types can check Psychic-types like Calyrex-S and Mewtwo. Yveltal provides Defog and Knock Off, and Knock Off can remove Leftovers or Heavy-Duty Boots to increase the effectiveness of Toxic Spikes, while Tyranitar offers Stealth Rock support. Both formes of Giratina are great teammates with Toxapex. Giratina can phaze out dangerous setup sweepers like Zekrom and Zygarde-C, which Toxapex cannot handle alone; Giratina-O benefits from Toxapex's ability to spread status with Toxapex spreading status thanks to Hex, has no trouble switching into Groudon thanks to Levitate, and offensively checks Calyrex-S with Shadow Sneak. Setup sweepers like Zygarde-C and defensive variants of Kyogre and Groudon can also take advantage of status spreading, while as well as checking threats like Ho-Oh and Zekrom.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
====
A set consisting of with Block + Spite can be used to lure in and PP stall passive switch-ins such as defensive variants of Necrozma-DM, Eternatus, and Yveltal lacking U-turn and Taunt, and PP stall them. However, its utility against offensive teams is really low. Baneful Bunker punishes direct contact from many physical attackers which that can 2HKO or OHKO Toxapex, including Ho-Oh, Dracovish, (AC) and Zekrom. However, it is more prediction reliant than Toxic and Toxic Spikes.

Checks and Counters removed spaces between ** and :
====

**Psychic-types**: Strong Psychic-types like Mewtwo, Calyrex-S, and Lunala heavily threatens Toxapex, though they must be weary switching into Knock Off and Toxic.

**Eternatus**: With great bulk, immunity to Toxic, and a high Special Attack, Eternatus is a threat for Toxapex. It doesn't mind losing its item and is able to PP stall Toxapex thanks to Pressure. Finally, Eternatus can absorb Toxic Spikes.

**Ground-types**: Even though they don't want to switch in and get statused, both Groudon and Zygarde-C are top threats for Toxapex. They can both attempt to setup with either Bulk Up, Dragon Dance, or Coil. Both formes of Landorus can threaten Toxapex oit force Toxapex out with either Earthquake or Earth Power, and both can set up Stealth Rock.

**Super Effective Moves**: Toxapex can be overwhelmed quickly if it gets hit by a super effective move, such as include Thunder from Kyogre and Xerneas and Earthquake from Necrozma-DM and Ho-Oh.

**Super Effective Coverage**: Toxapex can be overwhelmed quickly if Pokemon like Kyogre, Xerneas, Necrozma-DM, and Ho-Oh predict it switching in and land coverage moves like Thunder and Earthquake. (does this make sense? most ppl should know special effective moves are bad for it, so i tried to add some explanation. if this isn't what you meant or not how toxapex works, though, feel free to change)

**Setup Special Attackers**: Despite its high Special Defense, Toxapex struggles at absorbing strong boosted special attacks. Offensive variants of Eternatus can use Meteor Beam on the switch (RC) and threaten to 2HKO with Dynamax Cannon. Meanwhile, Xerneas can use Toxapex as a setup fodder with Substitute (RC) and does massive damage with a boosted Thunder, though these variants have to be wary of Haze.

**Taunt**: Taunt users like Yveltal can severely hinder Toxapex, leaving it unable to threaten foes with Toxic; specially-oriented (added hyphen) Yveltal in particular can easily sustain out heal off any damage dealt by Toxapex with Oblivion Wing.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Eledyr, 415367]]
- Quality checked by: [[SiTuM, 274590], [Minority, 222996]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429]]

implement this, and then i'll recheck it and stamp 1/1. i'm not stamping just yet because there are a lot of one-letter changes and i want to make sure they don't get missed in implementation.
Done, thanks for your work, waiting for your stamp :psyglad:
 

Finland

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[OVERVIEW]

Toxapex is a solid defensive pivot for balance and stall teams thanks to its typing, great defenses, and Regenerator, which allow it to blanket check common threats such as Dracovish, Marshadow, and Ho-Oh. It has access to a great utility moves, including Toxic Spikes, Haze, Recover, Knock Off, and Scald. However, Toxapex is very passive, letting many common threats such as Calyrex-S, Zekrom, and Groudon switch in for free when it uses Recover or Haze. It also faces rough competition with Eternatus as a status spreader, which has an offensive presence thanks to both its high Special Attack and Dynamax Cannon. as a status spreader with Eternatus, which actually has an offensive presence. (idk dynamax cannon isnt that insane on its own)

[SET]
name: The Pex
move 1: Knock Off
move 2: Haze / Toxic Spikes
move 3: Recover
move 4: Scald / Toxic
item: Rocky Helmet / Black Sludge
ability: Regenerator
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

Toxapex's great bulk allows it to switch in on many physical attackers and cripple them with Knock Off, Toxic, or a Scald burn. Haze prevents physical sweepers such as Bulk Up Marshadow and Dragon Dance Necrozma-DM from setting up and overwhelming Toxapex. Recover and Regenerator allow Toxapex to check threats like Ho-Oh and Marshadow. Toxic and Toxic Spikes are, admittedly passive, ways to better deal with Dracovish and Ho-Oh and cripple switch-ins such as Zekrom, Zygarde-C, and Giratina. The two can be used together, with Toxic punishing opposing threats that would switch in anticipation of Toxic Spikes, such as Zekrom, Groudon, and Kyogre. Rocky Helmet is the preferred item to punish most attacks from physical attackers such as Marshadow's Spectral Thief, Dracovish's Fishious Rend, Ho-Oh's Brave Bird, and Necrozma-DM's Sunsteel Strike. Black Sludge can be used to give Toxapex better longevity, notably reducing the chance that Dracovish's Fishious Rend 2HKOes it.

Blissey and Chansey offer solid answers to special attackers like Xerneas, which Toxapex cannot handle. They also offer Wish and Stealth Rock, which can complement Toxic Spikes from Toxapex. Ferrothorn can switch into most Zekrom and Groudon sets and provides entry hazards and Knock Off support. Bulky Dark-types can check Psychic-types like Calyrex-S and Mewtwo. Yveltal provides Defog and Knock Off, and Knock Off can remove Leftovers or Heavy-Duty Boots to increase the effectiveness of Toxic Spikes, while Tyranitar offers Stealth Rock support. Both formes of Giratina are great teammates with Toxapex. Giratina can phaze dangerous setup sweepers like Zekrom and Zygarde-C, which Toxapex cannot handle alone; Giratina-O benefits from Toxapex spreading status thanks to Hex, has no trouble switching into Groudon thanks to Levitate, and offensively checks Calyrex-S with Shadow Sneak. Setup sweepers like Zygarde-C and defensive variants of Kyogre and Groudon can also take advantage of status spreading, as well as checking threats like Ho-Oh and Zekrom.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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A set consisting with Block + Spite can be with Block and Spite lets Toxapex lure in and PP stall passive switch-ins such as defensive variants of Necrozma-DM, Eternatus, and Yveltal lacking U-turn and Taunt. However, its utility against offensive teams is really low. Baneful Bunker punishes direct contact from many physical attackers that can 2HKO or OHKO Toxapex, including Ho-Oh, Dracovish, and Zekrom. However, it is more prediction reliant than Toxic and Toxic Spikes.

Checks and Counters
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**Psychic-types**: Strong Psychic-types like Mewtwo, Calyrex-S, and Lunala heavily threaten Toxapex, though they must be wary of (visibility note) switching into Knock Off and Toxic.

**Eternatus**: With great bulk, immunity to Toxic, and a high Special Attack, Eternatus is a threat for Toxapex. It doesn't mind losing its item and is able to PP stall Toxapex thanks to Pressure. Finally, Eternatus can absorb Toxic Spikes.

**Ground-types**: Even though they don't want to switch in and get statused, both Groudon and Zygarde-C are top threats for Toxapex. They can both attempt to setup set up with Bulk Up, Dragon Dance, or Coil. Both formes of Landorus Landorus-T and Landorus can force Toxapex out with either Earthquake or Earth Power, and both can set up Stealth Rock.

**Super Effective Coverages**: Coverage**: Toxapex can be overwhelmed quickly if Pokemon like Kyogre, Xerneas, Necrozma-DM, and Ho-Oh predict it switching in and land coverage moves like Thunder and Earthquake.

**Setup Special Attackers**: Despite its high Special Defense, Toxapex struggles at absorbing boosted strong special attacks. Offensive variants of Eternatus can use Meteor Beam on the switch and threaten to 2HKO with Dynamax Cannon. Meanwhile, Xerneas can use Toxapex as setup fodder with Substitut, and Substitute and does massive damage with a boosted Thunder, though these variants have to be wary of Haze.

**Taunt**: Taunt users like Yveltal can severely hinder Toxapex, leaving it unable to threaten foes with Toxic; specially-oriented Yveltal in particular can easily heal off any damage dealt by Toxapex with Oblivion Wing.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Eledyr, 415367]]
- Quality checked by: [[SiTuM, 274590], [Minority, 222996]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517249]]

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