RU Rhydon [QC 2/2] [GP 1/1]

[SET]
name: Offensive Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Rock Blast / Stone Edge
move 4: Swords Dance / Ice Punch
item: Eviolite
ability: Lightning Rod
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Rhydon's amazing STAB combination coupled with a great Attack stat and solid bulk makes it one of the premier Stealth Rock users in the current RU metagame. Rhydon is able to exploit the prevalence of Pokemon such as Salazzle, Steelix, and Snorlax by stomaching their hits and dealing significant amounts of damage in return. Rock Blast is preferred over Stone Edge due to its higher accuracy and ability to beat Substitute Salazzle, but Stone Edge offers consistently higher power. Swords Dance allows Rhydon to muscle through bulkier Pokemon that it usually can't such as Jellicent, Vileplume, and Snorlax. Ice Punch and Megahorn are decent options to nail Pokemon like Virizion, but Swords Dance is generally preferred due to letting Rhydon take on the aforementioned Pokemon. Eviolite boosts Rhydon's bulk by a significant amount. Maximum attack and max speed with an Adamant nature allows Rhydon to outspeed defensive Pokemon such as Vileplume and Jellicent.

Pokemon that benefit from the removal of Fire-types like Salazzle and Charizard such as Vileplume, Silvally-Fairy, and Rillaboom make for stellar teammates. Pokemon like Salazzle and Charizard can handle troublesome Grass-types, while Vileplume, Virizion, Drampa, and Rillaboom are able to break past Water-types for Rhydon. Wallbreakers that appreciate Stealth Rock chip such as Copperajah, Alolan Raichu, and Virizion greatly appreciate Rhydon's ability to set it Stealth Rock effectively. Teammates that can handle Fighting-types such as Jellicent, Silvally-Fairy, and Aromatisse work well with Rhydon, and the latter being is able to pass it Wishes to offset its lack of recovery. Indeedee makes for a very solid teammate due to it appreciating the removal of Steel-types that Rhydon is able to dispatch.

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[SET]
name: Offensive Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Rock Blast / Stone Edge
move 4: Swords Dance
item: Eviolite
ability: Lightning Rod
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Rhydon's amazing STAB combination coupled with a great Attack stat and solid bulk makes it one of the premier Stealth Rock users in the current RU metagame. Rhydon is able to abuse the prevalence of Pokemon such as Salazzle, Steelix, and Snorlax by stomaching their hits and dealing significant amounts of damage in return. Rock Blast is preferred due to the higher accuracy and the ability to break Substitutes on pokemon like Salazzle. Swords Dance allows it to boost its attacking power to a monstrous level and allows it to break past things much easier. Eviolite is the held item of choice because it boosts Rhydon's bulk by a significant amount. Max attack and max speed with an Adamant nature is preferred because it allows Rhydon to outspeed defensive pokemon such as Vileplume and Jellicent. add a short sentence here about ice punch and megahorn being alternatives to SD to catch out viriz + other mons, but reinforce sd is generally preferred.

Pokemon that benefit from the removal of threats like Salazzle Fire-types like Salazzle and Charizard such as Vileplume, Silvally-Fairy, Rillaboom, and Escavalier make for stellar teammates. Pokemon that can handle Water and Grass-types such as Drampa, Vileplume, and Virizion. for this section mention mons that can handle water-types then grass-types, so mons like salazzle, zard, escav; AND then mons that can check water-types like plume, viriz, drampa, rilla etc. Wall-breakers that appreciate Stealth Rock chip such as Centiskorch, Copperajah, Alolan Raichu, and Virizion greatly appreciate Rhydon's ability to set it effectively. Teammates that can handle Fighting-types such as Indeedee, Jellicent, Silvally-Fairy, and Aromatisse work well with Rhydon, the latter being able to pass it Wishes to offset its lack of recovery. Mention indeede hereand how don can weaken indeedee's checks like steels and snorlax, and indeedee can revenge some of don's checks

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Mavis

Banned deucer.
Rock Blast is preferred over Stone Edge due to the higher accuracy and the ability to break Substitutes on pokemon like Salazzle. (Add in a sentence about why you'd want to use Stone Edge if it suits you- i.e. the additional and consistent power.)


Pokemon that benefit from the removal of Fire-types like Salazzle and Charizard such as Vileplume, Silvally-Fairy, Rillaboom, and Escavalier make for stellar teammates. Pokemon that can handle Water and grass-types such as Drampa, Vileplume, and Virizion. Pokemon like Salazzle, Charizard, and Escavalier can handle troublesome grass-types for Rhydon which it greatly appreciates. (This sucks, we're rewording it.)

Grass- and Steel- types that benefit from Rhydon's ability to handle Fire-types like Salazzle and Charizard such as Silvally-Steel, Rillaboom, and Escavalier make for stellar teammates, as they can also handle the Grass-types that trouble Rhydon. Additionally, Grass- and Dragon-type teammates that handle Water-types, such as Drampa, Vileplume, and Virizion work well with Rhydon too. (It's a bit longer, but flows so much better. Use this instead.)

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Rock Blast is preferred over Stone Edge due to the higher accuracy and the ability to break Substitutes on pokemon like Salazzle. (Add in a sentence about why you'd want to use Stone Edge if it suits you- i.e. the additional and consistent power.)


Pokemon that benefit from the removal of Fire-types like Salazzle and Charizard such as Vileplume, Silvally-Fairy, Rillaboom, and Escavalier make for stellar teammates. Pokemon that can handle Water and grass-types such as Drampa, Vileplume, and Virizion. Pokemon like Salazzle, Charizard, and Escavalier can handle troublesome grass-types for Rhydon which it greatly appreciates. (This sucks, we're rewording it.)

Grass- and Steel- types that benefit from Rhydon's ability to handle Fire-types like Salazzle and Charizard such as Silvally-Steel, Rillaboom, and Escavalier make for stellar teammates, as they can also handle the Grass-types that trouble Rhydon. Additionally, Grass- and Dragon-type teammates that handle Water-types, such as Drampa, Vileplume, and Virizion work well with Rhydon too. (It's a bit longer, but flows so much better. Use this instead.)

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GP 1/1
[SET]
name: Offensive Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Rock Blast / Stone Edge
move 4: Swords Dance
item: Eviolite
ability: Lightning Rod
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Rhydon's amazing STAB combination coupled with a great Attack stat and solid bulk makes it one of the premier Stealth Rock users in the current RU metagame. Rhydon is able to abuse exploit (avoid abuse) the prevalence of Pokemon such as Salazzle, Steelix, and Snorlax by stomaching their hits and dealing significant amounts of damage in return. Rock Blast is preferred over Stone Edge due to the its higher accuracy and the ability to break Substitutes on pokemon like beat Substitute Salazzle, but Stone Edge offers more consistently higher and addition power. Swords Dance allows it to boost its attacking power to a monstrous level and allows it to break past things much easier. (examples? i know snorlax for sure deserves a mention) Eviolite is the held item of choice because it boosts Rhydon's bulk by a significant amount. Maximum Attack and Speed attack and max speed with an Adamant nature is preferred because it allows Rhydon to outspeed defensive Pokemon such as Vileplume and Jellicent. Ice Punch and Megahorn are decent options to nail Pokemon like Virizion, but Swords Dance is generally preferred due to letting Rhydon muscle past bulkier Pokemon that it usually can't such as Jellicent and Vileplume. (why are the specific uses for sd down here)

Pokemon that benefit from the removal of Fire-types like Salazzle and Charizard such as Vileplume, Silvally-Fairy, Rillaboom, and Escavalier make for stellar teammates. Pokemon that can handle Water and grass-types such as Drampa, Vileplume, and Virizion. Pokemon like Salazzle, Charizard, and Escavalier can handle troublesome Grass-types, (comma) while for Rhydon which it greatly appreciates. Pokemon that can handle water-types such as Vileplume, Virizion, Drampa, and Rillaboom are able to help Rhydon with its quad weakness to them and make for amazing partners against Water-types. Wallbreakers that appreciate Stealth Rock chip such as Copperajah, Alolan Raichu, and Virizion greatly appreciate Rhydon's ability to set it Stealth Rock effectively. Teammates that can handle Fighting-types such as Jellicent, Silvally-Fairy, and Aromatisse work well with Rhydon, and the latter being is able to pass it Wishes to offset its lack of recovery. Indeedee makes for a very solid teammate due to it appreciating the removal of Steel-types that Rhydon is able to dispatch.

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Expulso

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Loom remove the mention of Escavalier in this analysis; it rose to UU.

Pokemon that benefit from the removal of Fire-types like Salazzle and Charizard such as Vileplume, Silvally-Fairy, Rillaboom, and Escavalier make for stellar teammates.
 

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