NU Rhydon

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Rhydon @ Eviolite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 124 HP / 252 Atk / 132 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast
- Swords Dance / Megahorn

Thanks to qualities such as an amazing Attack stat, an excellent Defense stat, a varied movepool, and a decent typing, Rhydon is an efficient and threatening wall in NU. Rhydon can use its excellent Defense to switch into Fire- and Flying-types such as Braviary and Incineroar and force them out with a powerful STAB Rock Blast or Earthquake. This is a good quality because they are common metagame threats and being able to pressure them is useful, especially if Rhydon's team includes Grass-types such as Decidueye and Whimsicott that are weak to the aforementioned types. Rhydon is also able to defeat common forms of entry hazard prevention such as Golbat and Xatu to ensure its Stealth Rock can continue to wear down foes; this means Rhydon can also force them out to set Stealth Rock if it hasn't already. Rhydon also threatens opposing entry hazard setters such as Diancie and Garbodor, which makes hazard control less difficult for Rhydon's team.
 
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This reads a bit too much like an analysis rn rather than a spotlight. We wanna inform readers why the Pokemon is good in the current meta, not what its moves do and what its stats are.

You imply why Rhydon is good when addressing Pokemon like Braviary, Incineroar, and Xatu, but I’d like to see more about WHY it’s so great Rhydon bops these Pokemon.

You also mention Rhydon forcing out Xatu and thus having more opportunities to set Rocks. This can be addressed as a benefit in the current meta - Rhydon beats the most common form of hazard prevention and can use the turns it switches out to easily set Rocks up.

Tag me when you implement so i can look over again.
 

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This reads a bit too much like an analysis rn rather than a spotlight. We wanna inform readers why the Pokemon is good in the current meta, not what its moves do and what its stats are.

You imply why Rhydon is good when addressing Pokemon like Braviary, Incineroar, and Xatu, but I’d like to see more about WHY it’s so great Rhydon bops these Pokemon.

You also mention Rhydon forcing out Xatu and thus having more opportunities to set Rocks. This can be addressed as a benefit in the current meta - Rhydon beats the most common form of hazard prevention and can use the turns it switches out to easily set Rocks up.

Tag me when you implement so i can look over again.
Implemented, is this good now Rabia?
 

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Rhydon @ Eviolite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 124 HP / 252 Atk / 132 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast
- Swords Dance / Megahorn

Thanks to qualities such as an amazing Attack stat, an excellent Defense stat, a varied movepool, and a decent typing, Rhydon is able to become an efficient and threatening wall in NU. Rhydon can use its amazing physical defense to switch into Flying- and Fire-types such as Braviary and Incineroar and force them out with a powerful STAB Rock Blast or Earthquake, respectively. This is a good quality because they are common metagame threats and being able to pressure them is useful for Rhydon's team. Rhydon is also able to defeat common forms of entry hazard prevention such as Golbat and Xatu to ensure its Stealth Rock remain and continue to wear down foes, this means Rhydon can also force them out to set Stealth Rock if it hasn't already. Rhydon can aid Grass-types such as Decidueye and Whimsicott by dealing with the aforementioned Flying- and Fire-types while the latter two can do the same for Rhydon by dealing with Pokemon such as Slowbro and other Grass-types. This may be a bit nitpicky, but I would put the mentions of Pokemon that go with Rhydon along with the discussion of Rhydon checking x, y, or z. For example, you could mention how Grass-types benefit from Flying- and Fire-types being dealt with immediately after saying Rhydon checks them. Could also mention Rhydon threatening opposing hazard setters like Steelix, Diancie, and Garbodor, making it easier to keep hazards off your side of the field in a way.
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Rhydon @ Eviolite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 124 HP / 252 Atk / 132 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast
- Swords Dance / Megahorn

Thanks to qualities such as an amazing Attack stat, an excellent Defense stat, a varied movepool, and a decent typing, Rhydon is able to become (I don't think this is necessary) an efficient and threatening wall in NU. Rhydon can use its amazing (consider using a different word because of how short this spotlight is: you use "amazing" in the last sentence) physical defense Defense to switch into Fire- and Flying-types such as Braviary and Incineroar and force them out with a powerful STAB Rock Blast or Earthquake, respectively. (removing this doesn't make the sentence ambiguous, so it isn't necessary) This is a good quality because they are common metagame threats and being able to pressure them is useful, especially if Rhydon's team includes Grass-types such as Decidueye and Whimsicott as they that are weak to the aforementioned types. Rhydon is also able to defeat common forms of entry hazard prevention such as Golbat and Xatu to ensure its Stealth Rock remain and can continue (Stealth Rock is singular and not plural) to wear down foes; (two independent clauses can't be joined with a comma, so replace comma with a semicolon, or replace it with a period and capitalize "This") this means Rhydon can also force them out to set Stealth Rock if it hasn't already. Rhydon is also able to threaten (you start the previous sentence with "Rhydon is also able to", so consider varying your wording by using "Rhydon can also threaten" or "Rhydon also threatens") opposing entry hazard setters such as Diancie and Garbodor, (comma) which makes hazard control less difficult for Rhydon's team. (optional, but might add a little clarity)
 

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Rhydon @ Eviolite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 124 HP / 252 Atk / 132 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast
- Swords Dance / Megahorn

Thanks to qualities such as an amazing Attack stat, an excellent Defense stat, a varied movepool, and a decent typing, Rhydon is able to become (I don't think this is necessary) an efficient and threatening wall in NU. Rhydon can use its amazing (consider using a different word because of how short this spotlight is: you use "amazing" in the last sentence) physical defense Defense to switch into Fire- and Flying-types such as Braviary and Incineroar and force them out with a powerful STAB Rock Blast or Earthquake, respectively. (removing this doesn't make the sentence ambiguous, so it isn't necessary) This is a good quality because they are common metagame threats and being able to pressure them is useful, especially if Rhydon's team includes Grass-types such as Decidueye and Whimsicott as they that are weak to the aforementioned types. Rhydon is also able to defeat common forms of entry hazard prevention such as Golbat and Xatu to ensure its Stealth Rock remain and can continue (Stealth Rock is singular and not plural) to wear down foes; (two independent clauses can't be joined with a comma, so replace comma with a semicolon, or replace it with a period and capitalize "This") this means Rhydon can also force them out to set Stealth Rock if it hasn't already. Rhydon is also able to threaten (you start the previous sentence with "Rhydon is also able to", so consider varying your wording by using "Rhydon can also threaten" or "Rhydon also threatens") opposing entry hazard setters such as Diancie and Garbodor, (comma) which makes hazard control less difficult for Rhydon's team. (optional, but might add a little clarity)
Implemented, thanks!
This is now done.
 

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