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[OVERVIEW]
Reuniclus's high HP stat and amazing abilities in Magic Guard and Regenerator allow it to function as a bulky setup sweeper or a specially defensive pivot. With high Special Attack, it's no offensive slouch either, so it can use Psyshock to come out on top in Calm Mind wars against Pokemon such as Galarian Slowbro and Rest variants of Suicune. However, without boosts, it can be easily overwhelmed by strong special attackers. It can also have trouble with Dark-types such as Incineroar, Obstagoon, and the omnipresent Zarude due to their Psychic immunity and the inaccuracy of Reuniclus's Focus Blast. On the other hand, an Assault Vest set can be used to answer some of the strong special attackers in the tier such as Raikou, Xurkitree, and Nasty Plot variants of Thundurus. However, this set is extremely vulnerable to Knock Off, as it will severely reduce its effectiveness in standing up to such special attackers.

[SET]
name: Defensive Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psyshock
move 3: Focus Blast
move 4: Recover
item: Leftovers
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Psyshock is able to help win Calm Mind wars against Pokemon such as Galarian Slowbro and Rest variants of Suicune, unlike Psychic. Focus Blast mainly serves to hit Steel- and Dark-types such as Registeel, Steelix, Incineroar, and Zarude. Shadow Ball is an alternative for more immediate power when facing Psychic-types such as Cresselia and Galarian Slowbro, while also hitting the uncommon Doublade, which otherwise walls Reuniclus. However, it misses out on Dark-types such as Incineroar and Zarude. Magic Guard allows Reuniclus to set up without being hindered by status conditions such as poison and burn. Colbur Berry is an alternate item that can be considered over Leftovers to stomach hits from Obstagoon and Zarude so Reuniclus can retaliate with Focus Blast. However, the loss of passive recovery can affect Reuniclus's ability to switch into or set up on certain Pokemon.

Spikes or Toxic Spikes support from Pokemon such as Roserade, Dragalge, and Galarian Weezing is greatly appreciated, as it helps wear down bulky opposition. Additionally, the former two Pokemon help deal with some of the menacing Electric-types in the tier such as Raikou and Xurkitree, while Galarian Weezing helps deal with pesky physical attackers, such as Heracross, Obstagoon, and Zarude. Knock Off support from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Seismitoad, especially when coupled with Spikes or Toxic Spikes support, is extremely beneficial thanks to removing Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Zarude and Leftovers from Suicune and bulky Steel-types such as Registeel and Klefki. Diancie also makes for a good partner, as it checks the strong Electric-type special attackers Raikou, Thundurus, and Xurkitree. It is also able to set Stealth Rock and handle Dark-types such as Incineroar and Obstagoon. As Reuniclus can tend to be reliant on its item, whether it be Leftovers or Colbur Berry, Knock Off from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Seismitoad can be a nuisance. Therefore, good Knock Off absorbers such as Cobalion, Galarian Weezing, and Rest variants of Suicune complement Reuniclus nicely.

[SET]
name: Assault Vest
move 1: Psyshock
move 2: Future Sight
move 3: Focus Blast / Knock Off
move 4: Shadow Ball / Knock Off
item: Assault Vest
ability: Regenerator
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 24 SpA / 236 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Psyshock provides consistent damage against Calm Mind users such as Galarian Slowbro and Suicune. Future Sight allows Reuniclus to apply pressure on the opposing team, creating scenarios where the opponent is forced to make a choice between switching to their walls or key threats to take the Future Sight damage or sending out their Dark- or Steel-type, and both scenarios can be exploited accordingly. Focus Blast mainly serves to hit Steel- and Dark-types such as Registeel, Steelix, Incineroar, and Zarude. Shadow Ball allows Reuniclus to hit Psychic-types, such as Cresselia and Galarian Slowbro, as well as Ghost-types, namely Chandelure and the uncommon Doublade. If Reuniclus's teammates can sufficiently deal with Focus Blast or Shadow Ball targets, it can opt to run Knock Off, which is a neat utility move that removes key items like Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Zarude and Leftovers from Suicune and bulky Steel-types such as Registeel and Klefki. This is extremely valuable on teams with Spikes or Toxic Spikes support. 24 Special Attack EVs with a Modest nature allow Reuniclus to always break the Substitute of standard Suicune with Psyshock.

As Reuniclus requires its Assault Vest to constantly pivot into special attacks, it hates Knock Off. Therefore, Cobalion, Galarian Weezing, and Rest variants of Suicune are good choice as Knock Off absorbers. Fighting-types such as Heracross and Mienshao and Electric-types such as Raikou and Xurkitree appreciate the pressure that Future Sight exerts on Poison-types such as Galarian Weezing, Roserade, and Dragalge and are good wallbreakers and cleaners with such targets removed. Ground-types such as Seismitoad and Steelix provide Stealth Rock support and block Volt Switch, which means the opposition cannot easily take advantage of Reuniclus constantly pivoting into their Electric-type special attackers.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
An offensive Trick Room set can be run with maximum Special Attack investment and Life Orb. It has a better matchup against offense, but has to be constantly in Trick Room to pose a threat and gives up its defensive capabilities. Another set is a dual boosting set with Calm Mind and Acid Armor, with Stored Power as the only attack. With the right conditions, such as the opposing Dark-types and wallbreakers being removed, it can absolutely tear through teams. However, with the omnipresence of Zarude and presence of other Dark-types such as Incineroar and Obstagoon, it is hard to find avenues for this set to thrive. It can also be easily overwhelmed by strong attackers if it does not get enough turns to set up. Trick coupled with an item such as Sticky Barb or Iron Ball can serve to cripple the opposing team.

Checks and Counters
===================
**Strong Special Attackers**: Strong special attackers such as Chandelure, Toxtricity, and Thundurus threaten to overwhelm Reuniclus before it is able to get up multiple Calm Mind boosts under its belt.

**Dark-types**: Dark-types such as Incineroar, Obstagoon, and Zarude can be huge nuisances to Reuniclus, as it is threatened by their respective Dark-type STAB moves and has to rely on Focus Blast to pick them off, although they dislike switching into Knock Off. Colbur Berry variants improve Reuniclus's matchup against Dark-types.

**Knock Off**: Losing Leftovers or Assault Vest to Knock Off from Pokemon such as Mienshao, Seismitoad, and Thundurus limits Reuniclus's overall effectiveness.

**Phazing**: Haze from Milotic, Clear Smog from Gastrodon, and Roar from Suicune are massive hinderances for Reuniclus when trying to set up for a Calm Mind sweep.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[gorex, 244449]]
- Quality checked by: [[GoldCat, 359771], [Mac3, 291087], [zizalith, 410251]]
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[OVERVIEW]
Despite its average bulk, Reuniclus' high HP stat (maybe change to average defenses, seeing as it has p good bulk) along with its access to 2 amazing abilities in Magic Guard and Regenerator allow it to function as a bulky set-up sweeper or a specially defensive pivot. With a base 125 Special Attack stat, its attacking capabilities are certainly no slouch either. Therefore, when coupled with Psyshock, Reuniclus is able to come out on top of most Calm Mind wars against Pokemon such as Suicune (does it beat vincune?) and Galarian Slowbro. Versus unprepared teams, a Calm Mind set can clean through the opposing team and is certainly not to be underestimated. However, it also has to be duly noted that without boosts, it can be easily overwhelmed by opposing strong special attackers. It can also fall prone to opposing Dark-types such as Incineroar, Obstagoon, and of course, the omnipresent Zarude, due to their Psychic immnunity (typo) and the inaccuracy of Focus Blast that Reuniclus has to count on to pick off these said (don't need both) Pokemon. On the other hand, an Assault Vest set can be piloted to answer some of the strong special attackers in the tier such as Raikou, Thundurus, and Xurkitree. However, this set is extremely prone to Knock Off (maybe remove thundy then? could replace with toxt), as it will severely reduce its effectiveness in standing up to such special attackers.

[SET]
name: Defensive Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psyshock
move 3: Focus Blast
move 4: Recover
item: Leftovers
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Psyshock is opted for over Psychic as it is able to help win Calm Mind wars versus Pokemon such as Galarian Slowbro and Suicune. Focus Blast mainly serves to hit Steel and Dark-types such as Registeel, Steelix, Incineroar, and Zarude. Shadow Ball is an alternative option that can be run over Focus Blast, which allows it to have more immediate power when facing opposing Psychic-types such as Cresselia and Galarian Slowbro, while also hitting the uncommon Doublade, which it is otherwise hard walled by. However, this is generally not advised, as you would miss out on hitting Dark-types such as Incineroar and Zarude. Magic Guard is the ability of choice as it allows Reuniclus to set up freely without being hindered by status conditions such as poison and burn. Colbur Berry is an alternate item that can be considered to stomach hits from Obstagoon and Zarude, to then retaliate and finish them off with a Focus Blast. However, this affects its sustainability that it would usually have with Leftovers, and can therefore affect its ability to switch in or set up on certain opposing Pokemon. (could also mention life orb for more immediate damage)

Spikes or Toxic Spikes support from Pokemon such as Roserade, Dragalge and Galarian Weezing is greatly appreciated as they help to wear down bulky opposition, giving Reuniclus more leeway to set up and break through the opposing team. Additionally, the former two Pokemon help to deal with some of the menacing Electric-types in the tier such as Raikou and Xurkitree, while Galarian Weezing helps to deal with the pesky physical attackers that Reuniclus struggles against, such as Heracross, Obstagoon, and Zarude. Diancie also makes for a good partner as it checks the strong Electric-type special attackers in the tier, such as Raikou, Thundurus, and Xurkitree. It is also able to set up Stealth Rock and handle Dark-types such as Incineroar and Obstagoon. As Reuniclus can tend to be reliant on its item, whether it be Leftovers or Colbur Berry, Knock Off from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Seismitoad can be a nuisance. Therefore, good Knock Off absorbers such as Cobalion, Galarian Weezing, and Rest variants of Suicune complement Reuniclus nicely. (i'd also like to see knock off support here)

[SET]
name: Assault Vest
move 1: Psyshock
move 2: Future Sight
move 3: Focus Blast / Knock Off
move 4: Shadow Ball / Knock Off
item: Assault Vest
ability: Regenerator
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 24 SpA / 236 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Psyshock is opted for over Psychic as it provides consistent damage versus Calm Mind users such as Galarian Slowbro and Suicune. Future Sight allows Reuniclus to apply pressure on the opposing team. It creates make-or-break scenarios where the opponent is forced to make a choice between taking damage on walls or key threats, or are forced to go to their Dark- or Steel-type, and both scenarios can be played around accordingly. Focus Blast mainly serves to hit opposing Steel- and Dark-types such as Registeel, Steelix, Incineroar, and Zarude. Shadow Ball allows Reuniclus to hit the Psychic-types, such as Cresselia and Galarian Slowbro, as well as Ghost-types, namely Chandelure and the uncommon Doublade. If Reuniclus' teammates can sufficiently deal with the Focus Blast or Shadow Ball targets, it can opt to run Knock Off, which is a neat utility move that helps to remove key items such as Heavy-Duty Boots and Leftovers from Pokemon such as Zarude and Suicune (maybe mention bulky steels here, value lefties). This would be extremely valuable on teams with Spikes or Toxic Spikes support, but should really only be used if either Focus Blast or Shadow Ball is not as needed. 24 Special Attack with a Modest nature allows Reuniclus to always break the Substitute of standard Suicune (with?).

As Reuniclus requires its Assault Vest to be able to constantly pivot into opposing special attacks, it is prone to Knock Off which would certainly reduce its effectiveness as a pivot greatly. Therefore, Cobalion, Galarian Weezing and Rest variants of Suicune are good choice as Knock Off absorbers. Pokemon that can take advantage of Future Sight make for good partners. Fighting-types such as Heracross and Mienshao, and Electric-types such as Raikou and Xurkitree, fill this role well as they appreciate the pressure that Future Sight exerts on opposing Poison-types such as Weezing-Galar, Roserade, and Dragalge, and are good wallbreakers or cleaners with such targets removed. Ground-types such as Seismitoad and Steelix also pair well with Reuniclus. Not only do they provide Stealth Rock support, their Ground-typing allows them to block Volt Switch, which means the opposition cannot just freely click it to take advantage of Reuniclus constantly pivoting into the Electric-type special attackers.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
An Offensive Trick Room set with Psyshock, Focus Blast, and Shadow Ball can be run with max Special Attack and Life Orb. It can be a huge threat if played right, but has to be constantly under Trick Room to put in work and gives up its defensive capabilities when utilising this set. Another set would be a dual boosting set with Calm Mind and Iron Defense, with Stored Power as the only attack. When set up in the right conditions, such as the opposing Dark-types being dead and with opposing wallbreakers down, it can absolutely tear through opposing teams. However, with the omnipresence of Zarude, coupled with the presence of other Dark-types such as Incineroar and Obstagoon, it is hard to find avenues for this set to thrive. It can also be easily overwhelmed by strong attackers if it does not get enough turns to set up its boosts. Trick, coupled with items such as Sticky Barb or Iron Ball, can serve to cripple the opposing team. Sticky Barb is good against bulkier teams as it can wear down opposing walls, while Iron Ball can cripple faster opposition by slowing down the opposing wallbreakers.

Checks and Counters
===================
**Strong Special Attackers**: Strong special attackers such as Chandelure, Toxtricity, and Thundurus, threaten to overwhelm Reuniclus from the get-go before it is able to get up multiple Calm Mind boosts under its belt.

**Dark-types**: Dark-types such as Incineroar, Obstagoon, and Zarude can be huge nuisances to Reuniclus as it is threatened by their respective Dark STAB moves, and has to rely on a Focus Blast to pick off these said Pokemon, which is highly risky.

**Knock Off**: Knock Off from Pokemon such as Incineroar, Seismitoad, and Obstagoon is very annoying as it removes items that Reuniclus can be highly dependent on for its two sets in Leftovers and Assault Vest, which can limit its overall effectiveness.
(phazing could be worth a mention?)
[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[gorex, 244449]]
- Quality checked by: [[GoldCat, 359771], [Mac3, 291087]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

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[OVERVIEW]
Despite its average defenses, Reuniclus' high HP stat along with its access to 2 amazing abilities in Magic Guard and Regenerator allow it to function as a bulky set-up sweeper or a specially defensive pivot. With a base 125 Special Attack stat, its attacking capabilities are certainly no slouch either. Therefore, when coupled with Psyshock, Reuniclus is able to come out on top of most Calm Mind wars against Pokemon such as Galarian Slowbro and Rest variants of Suicune. Versus unprepared teams, a Calm Mind set can clean through the opposing team and is certainly not to be underestimated. assault vest sentence here. flows weird otherwise However, it also has to be duly noted that without boosts, it can be easily overwhelmed by opposing strong special attackers. It can also fall prone to opposing Dark-types such as Incineroar, Obstagoon, and of course, the omnipresent Zarude, due to their Psychic immunity and the inaccuracy of Focus Blast that Reuniclus has to count on to pick off said Pokemon. cons of assault vest here On the other hand, an Assault Vest set can be piloted to answer some of the strong special attackers in the tier such as Raikou, Xurkitree, and Nasty Plot variants of Thundurus. move this up However, this set is extremely prone to Knock Off, as it will severely reduce its effectiveness in standing up to such special attackers. rewrite this sentence and move it up

[SET]
name: Defensive Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psyshock
move 3: Focus Blast
move 4: Recover
item: Leftovers
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Psyshock is opted for over Psychic as it is able to help win Calm Mind wars versus Pokemon such as Galarian Slowbro and Rest variants of Suicune. Focus Blast mainly serves to hit Steel and Dark-types such as Registeel, Steelix, Incineroar, and Zarude. Shadow Ball is an alternative option that can be run over Focus Blast, which allows it to have more immediate power when facing opposing Psychic-types such as Cresselia and Galarian Slowbro, while also hitting the uncommon Doublade, which it is otherwise hard walled by. However, this is generally not advised, as you would miss it misses out on hitting Dark-types such as Incineroar and Zarude. Magic Guard is the ability of choice as it allows Reuniclus to set up freely without being hindered by status conditions such as poison and burn. Colbur Berry is an alternate item that can be considered to stomach hits from Obstagoon and Zarude, to then retaliate and finish them off with a Focus Blast. However, this affects its sustainability that it would usually have with Leftovers, and can therefore affect its ability to switch in or set up on certain opposing Pokemon.

Spikes or Toxic Spikes support from Pokemon such as Roserade, Dragalge and Galarian Weezing is greatly appreciated as they help to wear down bulky opposition, giving Reuniclus more leeway to set up and break through the opposing team. Additionally, the former two Pokemon help to deal with some of the menacing Electric-types in the tier such as Raikou and Xurkitree, while Galarian Weezing helps to deal with the pesky physical attackers that Reuniclus struggles against, such as Heracross, Obstagoon, and Zarude. Knock Off support from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Seismitoad, especially when coupled with Spikes or Toxic Spikes support, is extremely beneficial to remove Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Zarude, or Leftovers from Suicune and also bulky Steel-types such as Registeel and Klefki. Diancie also makes for a good partner as it checks the strong Electric-type special attackers in the tier, such as Raikou, Thundurus, and Xurkitree. It is also able to set up Stealth Rock and handle Dark-types such as Incineroar and Obstagoon. As Reuniclus can tend to be reliant on its item, whether it be Leftovers or Colbur Berry, Knock Off from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Seismitoad can be a nuisance. Therefore, good Knock Off absorbers such as Cobalion, Galarian Weezing, and Rest variants of Suicune complement Reuniclus nicely.

[SET]
name: Assault Vest
move 1: Psyshock
move 2: Future Sight
move 3: Focus Blast / Knock Off
move 4: Shadow Ball / Knock Off
item: Assault Vest
ability: Regenerator
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 24 SpA / 236 SpD

knock off absolutely needs to be first slash. you decide over what.
either
move 3: Shadow Ball / Knock Off

move 4: Knock Off / Focus Blast
or
move 3: Focus Blast / Knock Off

move 4: Knock Off / Shadow Ball

[SET COMMENTS]
Psyshock is opted for over Psychic as it provides consistent damage versus Calm Mind users such as Galarian Slowbro and Suicune. Future Sight allows Reuniclus to apply pressure on the opposing team. It creates make-or-break scenarios where the opponent is forced to make a choice between taking damage on walls or key threats, or are forced to go to their Dark- or Steel-type, and both scenarios can be played around accordingly. Focus Blast mainly serves to hit opposing Steel- and Dark-types such as Registeel, Steelix, Incineroar, and Zarude. Shadow Ball allows Reuniclus to hit the Psychic-types, such as Cresselia and Galarian Slowbro, as well as Ghost-types, namely Chandelure and the uncommon Doublade. If Reuniclus' teammates can sufficiently deal with the Focus Blast or Shadow Ball targets, it can opt to run Knock Off, which is a neat utility move that helps to remove key items like Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Zarude, or Leftovers from Suicune as well as bulky Steel-types such as Registeel and Klefki. This would be extremely valuable on teams with Spikes or Toxic Spikes support, but should really only be used if either Focus Blast or Shadow Ball is not as needed the knock sentences in this paragraph are too negative imo. knock is amazing for crippling steels and duty booters and u hit ghosts anyways. 24 Special Attack with a Modest nature allows Reuniclus to always break the Substitute of standard Suicune with Psyshock.

As Reuniclus requires its Assault Vest to be able to constantly pivot into opposing special attacks, it is prone to Knock Off which would certainly reduce its effectiveness as a pivot greatly. Therefore, Cobalion, Galarian Weezing and Rest variants of Suicune are good choice as Knock Off absorbers. Pokemon that can take advantage of Future Sight make for good partners. Fighting-types such as Heracross and Mienshao, and Electric-types such as Raikou and Xurkitree, fill this role well as they appreciate the pressure that Future Sight exerts on opposing Poison-types such as Weezing-Galar, Roserade, and Dragalge, and are good wallbreakers or cleaners with such targets removed. Ground-types such as Seismitoad and Steelix also pair well with Reuniclus. Not only do they provide Stealth Rock support, their Ground-typing allows them to block Volt Switch, which means the opposition cannot just freely click it to take advantage of Reuniclus constantly pivoting into the Electric-type special attackers.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
An Offensive Trick Room set with Psyshock, Focus Blast, and Shadow Ball can be run with max Special Attack and Life Orb. It can be a huge threat if played right, but has to be constantly under Trick Room to put in work and gives up its defensive capabilities when utilising this set again, too negative. mention you basically steamroll offense. Another set would be a dual boosting set with Calm Mind and Iron Defense, with Stored Power as the only attack. When set up in the right conditions, such as the opposing Dark-types being dead and with opposing wallbreakers down, it can absolutely tear through opposing teams. However, with the omnipresence of Zarude, coupled with the presence of other Dark-types such as Incineroar and Obstagoon, it is hard to find avenues for this set to thrive. It can also be easily overwhelmed by strong attackers if it does not get enough turns to set up its boosts. Trick, coupled with items such as Sticky Barb or Iron Ball, can serve to cripple the opposing team. Sticky Barb is good against bulkier teams as it can wear down opposing walls, while Iron Ball can cripple faster opposition by slowing down the opposing wallbreakers.

Checks and Counters
===================
**Strong Special Attackers**: Strong special attackers such as Chandelure, Toxtricity, and Thundurus, threaten to overwhelm Reuniclus from the get-go before it is able to get up multiple Calm Mind boosts under its belt.

**Dark-types**: Dark-types such as Incineroar, Obstagoon, and Zarude can be huge nuisances to Reuniclus as it is threatened by their respective Dark STAB moves, and has to rely on a Focus Blast to pick off these said Pokemon, which is highly risky. most of them are pretty annoyed by knock too, can also get owned by colbur variants

**Knock Off**: Knock Off from Pokemon such as Incineroar, Seismitoad, and Obstagoon is very annoying as it removes items that Reuniclus can be highly dependent on for its two sets in Leftovers and Assault Vest, which can limit its overall effectiveness.

**Phazing**: Haze from Milotic and Roar from Suicune can be a massive hinderance for Reuniclus when trying to set up for a Calm Mind sweep as it can just remove the boosts or force it to switch out respectively.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[gorex, 244449]]
- Quality checked by: [[GoldCat, 359771], [Mac3, 291087]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

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[OVERVIEW]
Despite its average defenses, Reuniclus's high HP stat along with its access to 2 two amazing abilities in Magic Guard and Regenerator allows it to function as either a bulky set-up setup sweeper or a specially defensive pivot. With a base 125 Special Attack stat, its attacking capabilities are certainly no slouch either. Therefore, when coupled with Psyshock, Reuniclus is able to come out on top of most Calm Mind wars against Pokemon such as Galarian Slowbro and Rest variants of Suicune. Versus unprepared teams, a Calm Mind set can clean through the opposing team and is certainly not to be underestimated. However, it also has to be duly noted that without boosts, it can be easily overwhelmed by opposing strong special attackers. It can also fall prone to opposing Dark-types such as Incineroar, Obstagoon, and of course, (RC) the omnipresent Zarude, (RC) due to their Psychic immunity and the inaccuracy of Focus Blast that Reuniclus has to count on to pick them off said Pokemon. On the other hand, an Assault Vest set can be piloted to answer some of the strong special attackers in the tier such as Raikou, Xurkitree, and Nasty Plot variants of Thundurus. However, this set is extremely prone to Knock Off, as it will severely reduce its effectiveness in standing up to such special attackers.

[SET]
name: Defensive Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psyshock
move 3: Focus Blast
move 4: Recover
item: Leftovers
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Psyshock is opted for over Psychic, (AC) as it is able to help win Calm Mind wars versus Pokemon such as Galarian Slowbro and Rest variants of Suicune. Focus Blast mainly serves to hit Steel- (AH) and Dark-types such as Registeel, Steelix, Incineroar, and Zarude. Shadow Ball is an alternative option that can be run over Focus Blast, (RC) which that allows it to have more immediate power when facing opposing Psychic-types such as Cresselia and Galarian Slowbro, (RC) while also hitting the uncommon Doublade, which it is otherwise hard walled by otherwise hard walls Reuniclus. However, it misses out on hitting Dark-types such as Incineroar and Zarude. Magic Guard is the ability of choice, (AC) as it allows Reuniclus to set up freely without being hindered by status conditions such as poison and burn. Colbur Berry is an alternate item that can be considered to stomach hits from Obstagoon and Zarude, (RC) to so Reuniclus can then retaliate and finish them off with a Focus Blast. However, this affects its sustainability that it would usually have with Leftovers, (RC) and can therefore affect its ability to switch in or set up on certain opposing Pokemon.

Spikes or Toxic Spikes support from Pokemon such as Roserade, Dragalge, (AC) and Galarian Weezing is greatly appreciated, (AC) as they help to wear down bulky opposition, (RC) giving and give Reuniclus more leeway to set up and break through the opposing team. Additionally, the former two Pokemon help to deal with some of the menacing Electric-types in the tier such as Raikou and Xurkitree, while Galarian Weezing helps to deal with the pesky physical attackers that Reuniclus struggles against, such as Heracross, Obstagoon, and Zarude. Knock Off support from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Seismitoad, especially when coupled with Spikes or Toxic Spikes support, is extremely beneficial to remove thanking to removing Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Zarude, (RC) or and Leftovers from Suicune and also bulky Steel-types such as Registeel and Klefki. Diancie also makes for a good partner, (AC) as it checks the strong Electric-type special attackers in the tier, such as Raikou, Thundurus, and Xurkitree. It is also able to set up Stealth Rock and handle Dark-types such as Incineroar and Obstagoon. As Reuniclus can tend to be reliant on its item, whether it be Leftovers or Colbur Berry, Knock Off from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Seismitoad can be a nuisance. Therefore, good Knock Off absorbers such as Cobalion, Galarian Weezing, and Rest variants of Suicune complement Reuniclus nicely.

[SET]
name: Assault Vest
move 1: Psyshock
move 2: Future Sight
move 3: Focus Blast / Knock Off
move 4: Shadow Ball / Knock Off
item: Assault Vest
ability: Regenerator
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 24 SpA / 236 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Psyshock is opted for over Psychic, (AC) as it provides consistent damage versus Calm Mind users such as Galarian Slowbro and Suicune. Future Sight allows Reuniclus to apply pressure on the opposing team. (RP) It creates, (AC) creating make-or-break scenarios where the opponent is forced to make a choice between taking damage on switching into their walls or key threats to take the damage, or are they can be forced to go into their Dark- or Steel-type, and both scenarios can be played around accordingly. Focus Blast mainly serves to hit opposing Steel- and Dark-types such as Registeel, Steelix, Incineroar, and Zarude. Shadow Ball allows Reuniclus to hit the Psychic-types, such as Cresselia and Galarian Slowbro, as well as Ghost-types, namely Chandelure and the uncommon Doublade. If Reuniclus's teammates can sufficiently deal with the Focus Blast or Shadow Ball targets, it can opt to run Knock Off, which is a neat utility move that helps to remove key items like Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Zarude, (RC) or and Leftovers from Suicune as well as and bulky Steel-types such as Registeel and Klefki. This would be extremely valuable on teams with Spikes or Toxic Spikes support, but it should really only be used if either Focus Blast or Shadow Ball is not as needed. 24 Special Attack EVs with a Modest nature allows Reuniclus to always break the Substitute of standard Suicune with Psyshock.

As Reuniclus requires its Assault Vest to be able to constantly pivot into opposing special attacks, it is prone to Knock Off, (AC) which would certainly reduce its effectiveness as a pivot greatly. Therefore, Cobalion, Galarian Weezing, (AC) and Rest variants of Suicune are good choices as Knock Off absorbers. Pokemon that can take advantage of Future Sight make for good partners as well. Fighting-types such as Heracross and Mienshao, (RC) and Electric-types such as Raikou and Xurkitree, (RC) fill this role well, (AC) as they appreciate the pressure that Future Sight exerts on opposing Poison-types such as Weezing-Galar Galarian Weezing, Roserade, and Dragalge, (RC) and are good wallbreakers or and cleaners with such targets removed. Ground-types such as Seismitoad and Steelix also pair well with Reuniclus. Not only do they provide Stealth Rock support, their Ground-typing allows them to but they can also block Volt Switch, which means the opposition cannot just freely click it to easily take advantage of Reuniclus constantly pivoting into their Electric-type special attackers.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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An offensive Trick Room set can be run with maximum Special Attack investment (assuming this is what you meant) and Life Orb. It has a better matchup versus offense and can be a huge threat if played right, but it has to be constantly under Trick Room to put in work and gives up its defensive capabilities when utilising utilizing this set. Another set would be a dual boosting set with Calm Mind and Acid Armor, with Stored Power as the only attack. When set up in With the right conditions, such as the opposing Dark-types being dead and with opposing wallbreakers down and wallbreakers being removed, it can absolutely tear through opposing teams. However, with the omnipresence of Zarude, (RC) coupled with the presence of other Dark-types such as Incineroar and Obstagoon, it is hard to find avenues for this set to thrive. It can also be easily overwhelmed by strong attackers if it does not get enough turns to set up its boosts. Trick, (RC) coupled with an items such as Sticky Barb or Iron Ball, (RC) can serve to cripple the opposing team.

Checks and Counters
===================
**Strong Special Attackers**: Strong special attackers such as Chandelure, Toxtricity, and Thundurus, (RC) threaten to overwhelm Reuniclus from the get-go before it is able to get up multiple Calm Mind boosts under its belt.

**Dark-types**: Dark-types such as Incineroar, Obstagoon, and Zarude can be huge nuisances to Reuniclus, (RC) as it is threatened by their respective Dark-type STAB moves, (RC) and has to rely on a Focus Blast to pick them off these said Pokemon, which is highly risky, although they dislike switching into Knock Off. Additionally, (AC) Colbur Berry variants improve Reuniclus's matchup against Dark-types.

**Knock Off**: Knock Off from Pokemon such as Mienshao, Seismitoad, and Thundurus is very annoying as it removes items that Reuniclus can be highly dependent on for its two sets in Leftovers and Assault Vest, which because losing its Leftovers or Assault Vest, depending on the set, (AC) can limit its overall effectiveness.

**Phazing**: Haze from Milotic, Clear Smog from Gastrodon, and Roar from Suicune can be a massive hinderance for Reuniclus when trying to set up for a Calm Mind sweep as it can just remove the boosts or force it to switch out respectively, (AC) losing its boosts or forcing it to switch out.

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Despite its average defenses, Reuniclus's high HP stat along with its access to two and amazing abilities in Magic Guard and Regenerator allow it to function as either a bulky setup sweeper or a specially defensive pivot. With base 125 high Special Attack, its attacking capabilities are certainly it's no offensive slouch either., (comma) so it can use Psyshock Therefore, when coupled with Psyshock, Reuniclus is able to come out on top of most in Calm Mind wars against Pokemon such as Galarian Slowbro and Rest variants of Suicune. Versus unprepared teams, a Calm Mind set can clean through the opposing team and is certainly not to be underestimated. (this needs to be more specific to be useful, of course unprepared teams lose to viable mons. is reun generally hard to prepare for? hard to stop?) However, it also has to be duly noted that without boosts, it can be easily overwhelmed by opposing strong special attackers. It can also fall prone to opposing have trouble with Dark-types such as Incineroar, Obstagoon, and the omnipresent Zarude due to their Psychic immunity and the inaccuracy of Reuniclus's Focus Blast that Reuniclus has to count on to pick them off. On the other hand, an Assault Vest set can be piloted used to answer some of the strong special attackers in the tier such as Raikou, Xurkitree, and Nasty Plot variants of Thundurus. However, this set is extremely prone vulnerable (this isn't what prone means) to Knock Off, as it will severely reduce its effectiveness in standing up to such special attackers.

[SET]
name: Defensive Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psyshock
move 3: Focus Blast
move 4: Recover
item: Leftovers
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Psyshock is opted for over Psychic, as it is able to help win Calm Mind wars versus against Pokemon such as Galarian Slowbro and Rest variants of Suicune, (comma) unlike Psychic. Focus Blast mainly serves to hit Steel- and Dark-types such as Registeel, Steelix, Incineroar, and Zarude. Shadow Ball is an alternative option that can be run over Focus Blast that allows it to have for more immediate power when facing opposing Psychic-types such as Cresselia and Galarian Slowbro, while also hitting the uncommon Doublade, which otherwise hard walls Reuniclus. However, it misses out on hitting Dark-types such as Incineroar and Zarude. Magic Guard is the ability of choice, as it allows Reuniclus to set up freely without being hindered by status conditions such as poison and burn. Colbur Berry is an alternate item that can be considered over Leftovers to stomach hits from Obstagoon and Zarude so Reuniclus can then retaliate and finish them off with a Focus Blast. However, this affects its sustainability that it would usually have with Leftovers and the loss of passive recovery can therefore affect its Reuniclus's ability to switch into or set up on certain opposing Pokemon.

Spikes or Toxic Spikes support from Pokemon such as Roserade, Dragalge, and Galarian Weezing is greatly appreciated, as they it helps wear down bulky opposition and give Reuniclus more leeway to set up and break through the opposing team. Additionally, the former two Pokemon help deal with some of the menacing Electric-types in the tier such as Raikou and Xurkitree, while Galarian Weezing helps deal with the pesky physical attackers that Reuniclus struggles against, such as Heracross, Obstagoon, and Zarude. Knock Off support from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Seismitoad, especially when coupled with Spikes or Toxic Spikes support, is extremely beneficial thanks to removing Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Zarude and Leftovers from Suicune and bulky Steel-types such as Registeel and Klefki. Diancie also makes for a good partner, as it checks the strong Electric-type special attackers in the tier, such as Raikou, Thundurus, and Xurkitree. It is also able to set Stealth Rock and handle Dark-types such as Incineroar and Obstagoon. As Reuniclus can tend to be reliant on its item, whether it be Leftovers or Colbur Berry, Knock Off from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Seismitoad can be a nuisance. Therefore, good Knock Off absorbers such as Cobalion, Galarian Weezing, and Rest variants of Suicune complement Reuniclus nicely.

[SET]
name: Assault Vest
move 1: Psyshock
move 2: Future Sight
move 3: Focus Blast / Knock Off
move 4: Shadow Ball / Knock Off
item: Assault Vest
ability: Regenerator
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 24 SpA / 236 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Psyshock is opted for over Psychic, as it provides consistent damage versus against Calm Mind users such as Galarian Slowbro and Suicune. Future Sight allows Reuniclus to apply pressure on the opposing team, creating make-or-break scenarios where the opponent is forced to make a choice between switching into their walls or key threats to take the Future Sight damage, (comma) or they can be forced to go into sending out their Dark- or Steel-type, and both scenarios can be played around exploited accordingly. Focus Blast mainly serves to hit opposing Steel- and Dark-types such as Registeel, Steelix, Incineroar, and Zarude. Shadow Ball allows Reuniclus to hit Psychic-types, such as Cresselia and Galarian Slowbro, as well as Ghost-types, namely Chandelure and the uncommon Doublade. If Reuniclus's teammates can sufficiently deal with Focus Blast or Shadow Ball targets, it can opt to run Knock Off, which is a neat utility move that helps to removes key items like Heavy-Duty Boots from Pokemon such as Incineroar and Zarude and Leftovers from Suicune and bulky Steel-types such as Registeel and Klefki. This would be is extremely valuable on teams with Spikes or Toxic Spikes support, but should really only be used if either Focus Blast or Shadow Ball is not as needed. 24 Special Attack EVs with a Modest nature allow Reuniclus to always break the Substitute of standard Suicune with Psyshock.

As Reuniclus requires its Assault Vest to be able to constantly pivot into opposing special attacks, it is prone to hates Knock Off, which would certainly reduce its effectiveness as a pivot greatly. Therefore, Cobalion, Galarian Weezing, and Rest variants of Suicune are good choices as Knock Off absorbers. Pokemon that can take advantage of Future Sight make for good partners as well. Fighting-types such as Heracross and Mienshao and Electric-types such as Raikou and Xurkitree fill this role well, as they appreciate the pressure that Future Sight exerts on opposing Poison-types such as Galarian Weezing, Roserade, and Dragalge and are good wallbreakers and cleaners with such targets removed. Ground-types such as Seismitoad and Steelix also pair well with Reuniclus. Not only do they provide Stealth Rock support, (comma) but they can also and block Volt Switch, which means the opposition cannot easily take advantage of Reuniclus constantly pivoting into their Electric-type special attackers.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
An offensive Trick Room set can be run with maximum Special Attack investment and Life Orb. It has a better matchup versus against offense and can be a huge threat if played right, but has to be constantly under in Trick Room to put in work pose a threat and gives up its defensive capabilities when utilizing this set. Another set would be is a dual boosting set with Calm Mind and Acid Armor, with Stored Power as the only attack. With the right conditions, such as the opposing Dark-types and wallbreakers being removed, it can absolutely tear through opposing teams. However, with the omnipresence of Zarude coupled with the and presence of other Dark-types such as Incineroar and Obstagoon, it is hard to find avenues for this set to thrive. It can also be easily overwhelmed by strong attackers if it does not get enough turns to set up. Trick coupled with an item such as Sticky Barb or Iron Ball can serve to cripple the opposing team.

Checks and Counters
===================
**Strong Special Attackers**: Strong special attackers such as Chandelure, Toxtricity, and Thundurus threaten to overwhelm Reuniclus from the get-go before it is able to get up multiple Calm Mind boosts under its belt.

**Dark-types**: Dark-types such as Incineroar, Obstagoon, and Zarude can be huge nuisances to Reuniclus, as it is threatened by their respective Dark-type STAB moves and has to rely on a Focus Blast to pick them off, which is highly risky, although they dislike switching into Knock Off. Additionally, Colbur Berry variants improve Reuniclus's matchup against Dark-types.

**Knock Off**: Losing Leftovers or Assault Vest to Knock Off from Pokemon such as Mienshao, Seismitoad, and Thundurus is very annoying because losing its Leftovers or Assault, depending on the set, can limit its limits Reuniclus's overall effectiveness.

**Phazing**: Haze from Milotic, Clear Smog from Gastrodon, and Roar from Suicune can be a are massive hinderances for Reuniclus when trying to set up for a Calm Mind sweep,. (per) losing its boosts or forcing it to switch out

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[gorex, 244449]]
- Quality checked by: [[GoldCat, 359771], [Mac3, 291087], [zizalith, 410251]]
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