RU Rhyperior [QC: 2/2][GP: 2/2]

[OVERVIEW]

Rhyperior is a reliable Stealth Rock setter in RU because it gets many opportunities to set it and has great matchups against Defoggers such as Togekiss, Noivern, and Crobat. Its combination of typing, high physical bulk, and Solid Rock allows it to check many common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, Incineroar, and Darmanitan. Thereby, Rhyperior gets many opportunities to pressure the opposing team with its high Attack stat, strong STAB combination, and coverage moves, since not many teams have a reliable switch-in to it. It can even withstand some super effective hits from Pokemon like Metagross, Cobalion, and Flygon, which makes it sometimes difficult to revenge kill. However, common Grass- and Water-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskewda easily force the slow Rhyperior out once they safely switch in. Rhyperior has no reliable recovery and is susceptible to every entry hazard, meaning it is easy to wear down. Although Rhyperior offers a lot of role compression and offensive prowess, it faces competition from other Ground- and Rock-types such as Seismitoad, Steelix, and Stakataka, which may have more advantageous typings or higher special bulk that can be more important to a team.

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Stone Edge
move 4: Megahorn
item: Leftovers
ability: Solid Rock
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Megahorn is Rhyperior's best coverage move, since it OHKOes Zarude, 2HKOes Reuniclus, and deals respectable damage to Bronzong and Flygon. Swords Dance can be used instead for a better matchup against bulky Pokemon such as Curse Snorlax, Porygon2, and Gastrodon. The given EV spread gives Rhyperior a better offensive presence while checking special attackers such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and non-Scald Raikou. Alternatively, a more offensive spread consisting of 76 HP / 180 Atk / 252 SpD with an Adamant nature can let Rhyperior OHKO Nasty Plot Togekiss with Stone Edge. However, this EV spread lowers Rhyperior's ability to check special threats such as Toxtricity and Noivern. 84 EVs can be put into Speed to enable Rhyperior to be faster than Pokemon with uninvested base 50 Speed such as Registeel, Vileplume, and Diancie.

Rhyperior works well on balance and bulky offense teams that appreciate a reliable Stealth Rock setter with offensive presence and the ability to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and Incineroar. Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise check Water- and Ground-types like Seismitoad, Milotic, and opposing Rhyperior as well as Raikou and Xurkitree, which Rhyperior struggles to check due to their super effective coverage moves. Zarude and Roserade are also able to switch into status moves for Rhyperior; the latter also forms a reliable entry hazard-stacking core with Rhyperior. In return, Rhyperior checks Flying- and Fire-types like Crobat, Togekiss, and Darmanitan. Speaking of Flying- and Fire-types, they reliably check Grass-types for Rhyperior. Steel-types such as Cobalion, Metagross, and Durant do the same, and the former two are pleased by Rhyperior taking on the role of the Stealth Rock setter. Klefki deserves a special mention because it forms a reliable entry hazard-stacking core with Rhyperior and takes on strong special attackers. Other special walls such as Assault Vest Reuniclus and Snorlax check special attackers such Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Indeedee. Since Rhyperior is susceptible to every entry hazard, an entry hazard remover such as Dhelmise, Starmie, or Noivern is helpful. A cleric like Sylveon or Togekiss supports Rhyperior with Heal Bell or Wish to make up for its lack of recovery.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Protect scouts for Choice-locked moves and coverage while gaining Leftovers recovery, but it is hard to fit and makes Rhyperior a little bit passive. Toxic can be used instead of Megahorn to punish common switch-ins such as Gastrodon, Milotic, and Dhelmise. Choice Band turns Rhyperior into a fearsome wallbreaker. However, this set loses the ability to check dangerous threats, depends a lot on right predictions, and tends to lose momentum once Rhyperior is locked into a move. Rhyperior can also run a Double Dance set with Swords Dance and Rock Polish to be a strong setup sweeper on hyper offense teams. However, even after Rock Polish, it is still slower than common Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Xurkitree.


Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-type Pokemon and Coverage**: Despite Rhyperior's good bulk and Solid Rock ability, strong Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise easily OHKO it. Rhyperior must also watch out for Grass-type coverage moves from the likes of Xurkitree and Chandelure. However, all of these Pokemon struggle to switch directly into Rhyperior due to its strong attacks.

**Water-type Pokemon and Coverage**: On paper, bulky Water-types such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Milotic are able to switch directly into Rhyperior and can at least 2HKO it. However, Seismitoad is not a reliable switch-in to Rhyperior due to its lack of recovery and it can even lose without Scald. Gastrodon loses to Toxic Rhyperior for the same reason. Nevertheless, Rhyperior dislikes Seismitoad's Knock Off and Gastrodon's Toxic. While offensive Water-types such as Barraskewda, Volcanion, and Sharpedo are not able to switch directly into any Rhyperior set, they OHKO it immediately. Pokemon with a Water-type coverage move such as Scald Raikou can at least 2HKO it.

**Passive Damage**: Rhyperior is easy to wear down over time with damage from entry hazards, status ailments, and attacks from Pokemon such as Toxtricity, Noivern, and Mimikyu.

**Strong Special Attackers**: Some strong special attackers such as Choice Specs Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Necrozma use their powerful STAB moves to threaten Rhyperior out or revenge kill it. However, none can switch directly into Rhyperior.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916], [Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [Expulso, 202058]]
- Grammar checked by: [[CryoGyro, 331519], [deetah, 297659]]
 
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Aquarius Ghost ❤

Banned deucer.
Am checks Add, Remove, (Comment) implement w/e u want
[OVERVIEW]
  • Rhyperior is a reliable Stealth Rock setter in RU because it gets many opportunities to lay them down and has also a great match-up against many hazard controls such as Togekiss, Noivern, and Crobat Xatu. (tbh its not a great mu vs xatu, mainly because if rhyp is chipped xatu can gknot, crobat is a better option) [Mention how its also a powerful cb user]
  • The combination of its typing, high physical bulk, and Solid Rock allows it to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, Incineroar, and Darmanitan. In addition, it even whitestand super effective hits from Pokemon like Metagross, Cobalion, and Flygon, if needed. [I would say since it has high physdef stats it can invest in spdef which lets it check blah blah blah]
  • Rhyperior's high Attack stat in combination with its STAB and coverage moves makes it hard to switch into it. This offensive strength also allows it to act as a powerful wallbreaker which is hard to deal with defensively.
  • However, Rhyperior has no reliable recovery and is susceptible to every entry hazard, meaning it is easy to wear down.
  • Although its typing gives it some useful resistances, it leaves Rhyperior extremely weak to common threats such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskewda. Beyond that, it is also easy to revenge kill due to its poor Speed stat.
  • Rhyperior faces competitions to other Ground- and Rock-types such as Seismitoad, Steelix, and Stakataka which have either superior special bulk or better typing. [Idk abt facing competition from steelix, I would always, or usually run it over lix unless my team is xurk weak. If u cant find another example, keep it]

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Stone Edge
move 4: Megahorn
item: Leftovers
ability: Solid Rock
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
  • Megahorn OHKOes Zarude and 2HKOes Reuniclus and Necrozma.
  • The given EV spread gives Rhyperior a better offensive presence while still being able to check special attackers such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and non-Scald Raikou.
  • 84 EVs can be put into Speed to be faster than Pokemon with uninvested base 50 Speed such as Registeel, Vileplume, and Diancie.

  • Due to Rhyperior's advantages, it can be integrated into many archetypes. (such as??)
  • Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, Dhelmise check Water- and Ground-types like Seismitoad, Milotic, and opposing Rhyperior as well as Raikou and Xurkitree with which Rhyperior may struggle to check due to their super effectively coverage moves. In return, Rhyperior checks Flying- and Fire-types like Crobat, Togekiss, and Darmanitan for them.
  • Flying- and Fire-types checks Grass-types reliable for Rhyperior.
  • Since Rhyperior is susceptible to every entry hazard, a hazard control such as Dhelmise, Starmie, and Noivern is helpful.
  • A cleric like Sylveon and Umbreon is useful to keep Rhyperior healthy and pass a Wish to Rhyperior's teammates. (don't use umbreon, it only fits on stall, rhyp isn't used on stall)
  • Specially defensive Pokemon such as Assault Vest Reuniclus, Sylveon, and Snorlax check strong special attackers such as Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Indeedee with which Rhyperior struggles. (it doesn't struggle vs garde, well not scarf, I recommend specifying the set. and Sylveon doesn't run spdef sets, also the chandy part is iffy too since they mainly run hex sets, mbe find another example over it, if u cant then that's fine, keep it.)

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Megahorn
move 4: Ice Punch
item: Choice Band
ability: Solid Rock
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

  • Megahorn OHKOes Zarude, Necrozma, and Calm Mind Reuniclus after some chip damage and 2HKOes Bronzong.
  • Ice Punch is recommended in the last slot for a safe OHKO on certain Pokemon such as Flygon, Noivern, and Virizion.
  • A Jolly nature can be used to outspeed Adamant Alolan Marowak and Stealth Rock Metagross uninvested Seismitoad [toad always runs speed invs]. However, outside of these Pokemon it has not much use and the drop in wallbreaking power is huge. (no? Its still a strong wallbreaker, if u come with this kinda of statement I would expect u to show some notable calcs)

  • Powerful late-game cleaners such as Xurkitree, Choice Scarf Heracross, and Mimikyu appreciate Rhyperior's ability to weaken opposing teams.
  • Spikes support from the likes of Roserade and Klefki is useful to weaken opposing walls additionally. Klefki is also able to slow down opposing Pokemon with Thunder Wave. [mention how roserade can put pokes to sleep that would usually check rhyp such as zong, levitate gweezing, etc etc. which makes it easier for rhyp to be a potent wallbreaker without intrusions]
  • Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise check Water- and Ground-types such as Seismitoad, Milotic, and opposing Rhyperior with which this sets sometimes struggles to break through or that take advantage of it once Rhyperior is locked in the wrong move. These Pokemon are also able to check the tier's strong Electric-types.
  • VoltTurn users like Noivern, Crobat, Incineroar, and Xurkitree bring Rhyperior safely into the battle and often bait Pokemon onto the battlefield of which Rhyperior takes advantage such as Registeel, Diancie, and Assault Vest Reuniclus.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • A Sword Dance set is an option to turn Rhyperior into a fearsome wallbreaker for bulkier teams. However, the Choice Band set provides immediately wallbreaking power and Rhyperior is often easy to force out. [no reason to say this when u say dual dance in the next bullet point]
  • Rhyperior can also run a Double Dance set with Sword Dance and Rock Polish to be a strong setup sweeper on hyper offense teams. However, even after a Rock Polish it is still slower then Noivern and common Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Xurkitree.
  • Protect allows Rhyperior to scout for opposing movesets, potential Choice items, and gives it a free turn of Leftovers. However, it is hard to fit over another move and makes Rhyperior a little bit passive. [Mention how it can use toxic on its defensive set to cripple water-type switchins, p sure it doesnt rlly care about losing megahorn since edge does like half to zarude.]

Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types and Pokemon with Grass-type moves**: Despites Rhyperior's good bulk and Solid Rock, strong Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise easily OHKO it with their appropriate STAB move. In addition, Rhyperior must also watch out for Grass-type coverage moves from the likes of Xurkitree and Chandelure and Togekiss. However, all these Pokemon struggle to switch directly in Rhyperior due to its strong attacks. [Togekiss on np sets can use aura sphere which destroys rhyp anyway, even on non np sets]

**Water-types and Pokemon with Water-type moves**: Bulky Water-types such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Milotic are able to switch directly into non Choice Band Rhyperior sets and can at least 2HKO every Rhyperior set with their appropriate STAB move. While offensive Water-types such as Barraskewda, Volcanion, and Sharpedo, on the other hand, are not able switch directly into any Rhyperior set, they OHKO it immediately. Pokemon with a Water-type coverage move such as Raikou break through Rhyperior easily. [Raikou doesnt run scald, no reason to mention this tbh.]

**Powerful Attackers Revenge Killers**[i assume that's what u meant by powerful atkers if not then don't change it]: Powerful special attackers such as Gardevoir, Chandelure, and easily break through Rhyperior, while physical attackers such as Obstagoon, Heracross, overwhelm Rhyperior quickly. However, these Pokemon still struggle to switch in Rhyperior safely.



[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916], [ Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
 
Am checks Add, Remove, (Comment) implement w/e u want
Thank you very much for your AMcheck Aquarius Ghost. I've implemented some of your suggestions.
On some suggestions that I have not adopted
  • According to chandys analysis it prefers Shadow Ball - but can also run EBall or status it and then hex it. My point is that Rhyperior cannot keep them in check in the "long" term (g.e. Scarf Garde 3HKO it), which is why it appreciate a specially defensive teammate that can check these threats. The Sylveon mention was because even without investment, Sylveon has still a high SpeDef. I changed this example with Klefki which should fit better.
  • Grass Knot Togekiss can work (it was also used in two RUPL games, iirc), which is why I've added it in this section. However, I leave this to QC if it's fine or too much of a niche. I could replace this with GKnot Torn, if this example works better(?)
  • Scald is still an option on Raikou, which is why I've added it in this section.
 

Aquarius Ghost ❤

Banned deucer.
Thank you very much for your AMcheck Aquarius Ghost. I've implemented some of your suggestions.
On some suggestions that I have not adopted
  • According to chandys analysis it prefers Shadow Ball - but can also run EBall or status it and then hex it. My point is that Rhyperior cannot keep them in check in the "long" term (g.e. Scarf Garde 3HKO it), which is why it appreciate a specially defensive teammate that can check these threats. The Sylveon mention was because even without investment, Sylveon has still a high SpeDef. I changed this example with Klefki which should fit better.
  • Grass Knot Togekiss can work (it was also used in two RUPL games, iirc), which is why I've added it in this section. However, I leave this to QC if it's fine or too much of a niche. I could replace this with GKnot Torn, if this example works better(?)
  • Scald is still an option on Raikou, which is why I've added it in this section.
oh, I didn't notice that for chandy. 1 thing I can say that if it's not on the analysis set then don't mention it, okay? Such as Gknot togekiss, yes it might catch something off, but is it preferred over aura sphere or flamethrower, no. yes, it may have been used in a rupl but does that justify it to be on the set? Nope. Scald is still an option on raikou, but why use it over toxic? You are just asking to be walled for days, it hits rhyp, but u chip it with toxic+ aura sphere over time. Thats, why scald is the slash, Its still uncommon, but its still used, so ig u can keep that part. But yes, discuss the togekiss part with qc. The rest is reasonable to keep.
 

Mac3

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[OVERVIEW]
  • Rhyperior is a reliable Stealth Rock setter in RU because it gets many opportunities to lay them down and has also a great match-up against many hazard controls such as Togekiss, Noivern, and Crobat.
  • The combination of its typing, high physical bulk, and Solid Rock allows it to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, Incineroar, and Darmanitan. In addition, it even whitestand super effective hits from Pokemon like Metagross, Cobalion, and Flygon, if needed.
  • Rhyperior's high Attack stat in combination with its STAB and coverage moves makes it hard to switch into it. This offensive strength also allows it to act as a powerful wallbreaker which is hard to deal with defensively.
  • However, Rhyperior has no reliable recovery and is susceptible to every entry hazard, meaning it is easy to wear down.
  • Although its typing gives it some useful resistances, it leaves Rhyperior extremely weak to common threats such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskewda. Beyond that, it is also easy to revenge kill due to its poor Speed stat.
  • Rhyperior faces competitions to other Ground- and Rock-types such as Seismitoad, Steelix, and Stakataka which have either superior special bulk or better typing.

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Stone Edge
move 4: Megahorn
item: Leftovers
ability: Solid Rock
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
  • Megahorn OHKOes Zarude and 2HKOes Reuniclus and Necrozma.
  • The given EV spread gives Rhyperior a better offensive presence while still being able to check special attackers such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and non-Scald Raikou.
  • 84 EVs can be put into Speed to be faster than Pokemon with uninvested base 50 Speed such as Registeel, Vileplume, and Diancie.
  • sd can be used as last move to help vs curselax

  • Due to Rhyperior's advantages, it works well on balance and bulky offense teams.
  • Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, Dhelmise check Water- and Ground-types like Seismitoad, Milotic, and opposing Rhyperior as well as Raikou and Xurkitree with which Rhyperior may struggles to check due to their super effectively coverage moves. In return, Rhyperior checks Flying- and Fire-types like Crobat, Togekiss, and Darmanitan for them.
  • Flying- and Fire-types checks Grass-types reliable for Rhyperior.
  • Since Rhyperior is susceptible to every entry hazard, a hazard control such as Dhelmise, Starmie, and Noivern is helpful.
  • A cleric like Sylveon and Wish is useful to support Rhyperior with either Heal Bell or Wish.
  • Specially defensive Pokemon such as Assault Vest Reuniclus, Klefki, and Snorlax check strong special attackers such as Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Indeedee with which Rhyperior struggles.
  • a steel type (metagross/klefki) /fake steel (av reun) are also helpful teammates

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • A Sword Dance with three attacks set is an option to turn Rhyperior into a fearsome wallbreaker for bulkier teams. However, the Choice Band set provides immediately wallbreaking power and Rhyperior is often easy to force out.
  • Rhyperior can also run a Double Dance set with Sword Dance and Rock Polish to be a strong setup sweeper on hyper offense teams. However, even after a Rock Polish it is still slower then Noivern jolly hits 392, so remove noivern from here and common Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Xurkitree.
  • Protect allows Rhyperior to scout for opposing movesets, potential Choice items, and gives it a free turn of Leftovers. However, it is hard to fit over another move and makes Rhyperior a little bit passive.
  • Toxic can be used instead of Megahorn on the Stealth Rock set to punish common switch-ins such as Gastrodon, Milotic, and Dhelmise.
  • if you delete the cb set add a mention here

Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types and Pokemon with Grass-type moves**: Despites Rhyperior's good bulk and Solid Rock, strong Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise easily OHKO it with their appropriate STAB move. In addition, Rhyperior must also watch out for Grass-type coverage moves from the likes of Xurkitree, Chandelure, and Togekiss. However, all these Pokemon struggle to switch directly in Rhyperior due to its strong attacks.

**Water-types and Pokemon with Water-type moves**: Bulky Water-types such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Milotic are able to switch directly into non Choice Band Rhyperior sets and can at least 2HKO every Rhyperior set with their appropriate STAB move. While offensive Water-types such as Barraskewda, Volcanion, and Sharpedo, on the other hand, are not able switch directly into any Rhyperior set, they OHKO it immediately. Pokemon with a Water-type coverage move such as Raikou break through Rhyperior easily.

**Various Wallbreakers**: Powerful special attackers such as Gardevoir and Chandelure easily break through Rhyperior, while physical wallbreakers such as Obstagoon, Heracross, overwhelm Rhyperior quickly. However, these Pokemon still struggle to switch in Rhyperior safely.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916], [ Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]


we've discussed a bit in qc chat and we don't think cb deserves a set on its own, however just double check in ru cnc before deleting the writing.

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[OVERVIEW]
  • Rhyperior is a reliable Stealth Rock setter in RU because it gets many opportunities to lay them down and has also a great match-up against many hazard controls such as Togekiss, Noivern, and Crobat.
  • The combination of its typing, high physical bulk, and Solid Rock allows it to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, Incineroar, and Darmanitan. In addition, it even whitestand super effective hits from Pokemon like Metagross, Cobalion, and Flygon, if needed.
  • Rhyperior's high Attack stat in combination with its STAB and coverage moves makes it hard to switch into it. This offensive strength also allows it to act as a powerful wallbreaker which is hard to deal with defensively.
  • However, Rhyperior has no reliable recovery and is susceptible to every entry hazard, meaning it is easy to wear down.
  • Although its typing gives it some useful resistances, it leaves Rhyperior extremely weak to common threats such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskewda. Beyond that, it is also easy to revenge kill due to its poor Speed stat.
  • Rhyperior faces competitions to other Ground- and Rock-types such as Seismitoad, Steelix, and Stakataka which have either superior special bulk or better typing.

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Stone Edge
move 4: Megahorn
item: Leftovers
ability: Solid Rock
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
  • Megahorn OHKOes Zarude and 2HKOes Reuniclus and Necrozma.
  • The given EV spread gives Rhyperior a better offensive presence while still being able to check special attackers such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and non-Scald Raikou.
  • 84 EVs can be put into Speed to be faster than Pokemon with uninvested base 50 Speed such as Registeel, Vileplume, and Diancie.
  • sd can be used as last move to help vs curselax

  • Due to Rhyperior's advantages, it works well on balance and bulky offense teams.
  • Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, Dhelmise check Water- and Ground-types like Seismitoad, Milotic, and opposing Rhyperior as well as Raikou and Xurkitree with which Rhyperior may struggles to check due to their super effectively coverage moves. In return, Rhyperior checks Flying- and Fire-types like Crobat, Togekiss, and Darmanitan for them.
  • Flying- and Fire-types checks Grass-types reliable for Rhyperior.
  • Since Rhyperior is susceptible to every entry hazard, a hazard control such as Dhelmise, Starmie, and Noivern is helpful.
  • A cleric like Sylveon and Wish is useful to support Rhyperior with either Heal Bell or Wish.
  • Specially defensive Pokemon such as Assault Vest Reuniclus, Klefki, and Snorlax check strong special attackers such as Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Indeedee with which Rhyperior struggles.
  • a steel type (metagross/klefki) /fake steel (av reun) are also helpful teammates

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • A Sword Dance with three attacks set is an option to turn Rhyperior into a fearsome wallbreaker for bulkier teams. However, the Choice Band set provides immediately wallbreaking power and Rhyperior is often easy to force out.
  • Rhyperior can also run a Double Dance set with Sword Dance and Rock Polish to be a strong setup sweeper on hyper offense teams. However, even after a Rock Polish it is still slower then Noivern jolly hits 392, so remove noivern from here and common Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Xurkitree.
  • Protect allows Rhyperior to scout for opposing movesets, potential Choice items, and gives it a free turn of Leftovers. However, it is hard to fit over another move and makes Rhyperior a little bit passive.
  • Toxic can be used instead of Megahorn on the Stealth Rock set to punish common switch-ins such as Gastrodon, Milotic, and Dhelmise.
  • if you delete the cb set add a mention here

Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types and Pokemon with Grass-type moves**: Despites Rhyperior's good bulk and Solid Rock, strong Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise easily OHKO it with their appropriate STAB move. In addition, Rhyperior must also watch out for Grass-type coverage moves from the likes of Xurkitree, Chandelure, and Togekiss. However, all these Pokemon struggle to switch directly in Rhyperior due to its strong attacks.

**Water-types and Pokemon with Water-type moves**: Bulky Water-types such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Milotic are able to switch directly into non Choice Band Rhyperior sets and can at least 2HKO every Rhyperior set with their appropriate STAB move. While offensive Water-types such as Barraskewda, Volcanion, and Sharpedo, on the other hand, are not able switch directly into any Rhyperior set, they OHKO it immediately. Pokemon with a Water-type coverage move such as Raikou break through Rhyperior easily.

**Various Wallbreakers**: Powerful special attackers such as Gardevoir and Chandelure easily break through Rhyperior, while physical wallbreakers such as Obstagoon, Heracross, overwhelm Rhyperior quickly. However, these Pokemon still struggle to switch in Rhyperior safely.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916], [ Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]


we've discussed a bit in qc chat and we don't think cb deserves a set on its own, however just double check in ru cnc before deleting the writing.

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Thank you very much Mac3. Implemented and ready for the next check
 
[OVERVIEW]
Rhyperior is a reliable Stealth Rock setter in RU because it gets many opportunities to lay them down and has also a great match-up against many hazard controls such as Togekiss, Noivern, and Crobat. The combination of its typing, high physical bulk, and Solid Rock allows it to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, Incineroar, and Darmanitan. [Mention its offensive presence up here -- it doesn't just check Togekiss et. al., it often uses those Pokemon as opportunities to wallbreak, since it a massive pain for bulky offensive teams to switch into] In addition, it even whitestand withstand super effective hits from Pokemon like Metagross, Cobalion, and Flygon, if needed. Rhyperior's high Attack stat in combination with its STAB and coverage moves make it hard to switch into Rhyperior safely. [move to above section] However, Rhyperior has no reliable recovery and is susceptible to every entry hazard, meaning it is easy to wear down. Although its typing gives it some useful resistances, it leaves Rhyperior extremely weak to common Water- and Grass-type threats such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskewda (mention how these struggle to switch directly in). Beyond that, it is also easy to revenge kill [with 4x Super Effective attacks] due to its poor Speed stat. Rhyperior faces competitions to other Ground- and Rock-types such as Seismitoad, Steelix, and Stakataka which have either superior special bulk or better typing. [I wouldnt say BETTER typing, that isnt entirely clear (sometimes you need a Steel type though). Rhyperior is a very very good mon and I think this last sentence undersells it, so mention the positives it offers; STAB EdgeQuake is super tough to switch into and you check Togekiss very well]

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Stone Edge
move 4: Megahorn
item: Leftovers
ability: Solid Rock
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Megahorn is Rhyperior's best coverage move, since it OHKOes Zarude, 2HKOes Reuniclus and Necrozma, and deals respectable damage to Bronzong. However, Swords Dance can be used instead for a better match-up against bulky Pokemon such as Curse Snorlax, Porygon2, and Gastrodon. The given EV spread gives Rhyperior a better offensive presence, while still being able to check special attackers such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and non-Scald Raikou. 84 EVs can be put into Speed to be faster than Pokemon with uninvested base 50 Speed such as Registeel, Vileplume, and Diancie.

Rhyperior works well on balance and bulky offense teams, that appreciate a reliable Stealth Rock setter with offensive presence and the ability to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and Incineroar Darmanitan. Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise check Water- and Ground-types like Seismitoad, Milotic, and opposing Rhyperior as well as Raikou and Xurkitree with which Rhyperior may struggles to check due to their super effectively coverage moves. The first two mentions are also able to switch into status moves for Rhyperior, while Roserade forms a reliable hazard stacking core with Rhyperior additionally. In return, Rhyperior checks Flying- and Fire-types like Crobat, Togekiss, and Darmanitan for them. Speaking of them, Flying- and Fire-types check Grass-types reliable for Rhyperior. Steel-types such as Cobalion, Metagross, and Durant fulfill this role too and the first two examples are pleased that Rhyperior is taking on the role of the Stealth Rock setter. Klefki, as a Steel-type, deserves a special mention here, because it forms a reliable entry hazard stacking core with Rhyperior and takes on strong special attackers. Other special walls such as Assault Vest Reuniclus and Snorlax also check special attackers such Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Indeedee. Since Rhyperior is susceptible to every entry hazard, a hazard control such as Dhelmise, Starmie, and Noivern is helpful. A cleric like Sylveon and Togekiss support Rhyperior with either Heal Bell, Wish or both.

[A couple grammar errors here (beyond the few I commented on) but very good content. Nicely done!]

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Protect allows Rhyperior to scout for opposing movesets, potential Choice items, and gives it a free turn of Leftovers, but it is hard to fit over another move and makes Rhyperior a little bit passive. Toxic, on the hand, can be used instead of Megahorn on the Stealth Rock set to punish common switch-ins such as Gastrodon, Milotic, and Dhelmise. A Choice Band turns Rhyperior into a fearsome wallbreaker. However, this set loses the ability to check dangerous threats, depends a lot on right predictions, and tends to loses momentum once it is locked in a move. Rhyperior can also run a Double Dance set with Sword Dance and Rock Polish to be a strong setup sweeper on hyper offense teams. However, even after a Rock Polish it is still slower then common Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Xurkitree.


Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types and Pokemon with Grass-type moves**: Despites Rhyperior's good bulk and Solid Rock, strong Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise easily OHKO it with their appropriate STAB move. In addition, Rhyperior must also watch out for Grass-type coverage moves from the likes of Xurkitree, Chandelure, and on rare occasions even Togekiss. [Grass Knot Toge isnt common at all, you could even delete the mention -- very true for Xurk and Chandy though] However, all these Pokemon struggle to switch directly in Rhyperior due to its strong attacks.

**Water-types and Pokemon with Water-type moves**: Bulky Water-types such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Milotic are able to switch directly into non Choice Band Rhyperior sets and can at least 2HKO every Rhyperior set with their appropriate STAB move. [IMPORTANT! Gatrodon and Seismitoad commonly forego a Water-type move, so I would rework this paragraph since EQ doesn't do much to Rhyp. Mention that if they don't have Scald, Rhyp beats Seis 1v1 and beats Gastro if it is toxiced] While offensive Water-types such as Barraskewda, Volcanion, and Sharpedo, on the other hand, are not able switch directly into any Rhyperior set, they OHKO it immediately. Pokemon with a Water-type coverage move such as Raikou break through Rhyperior easily. [Disagree on 'easily' since Raikou's Scald doesn't OHKO Rhyperior, which is important enough for you to mention. Say instead that Rhyperior struggles to check / switch into those Pokemon]

**Various Wallbreakers**: Powerful special attackers such as Gardevoir and Chandelure easily break through Rhyperior, while physical wallbreakers such as Obstagoon, Heracross, overwhelm Rhyperior quickly. However, these Pokemon still struggle to switch in Rhyperior safely.

[This section is pretty weird, I recommend you talk about how it can't repeatedly switch into things it wants to check, like Toxtricity and Noivern, because Boomburst and Draco do too much due to its lack of recovery. (True for Obstagoon too, but that mon is niche and the division of physical/special breakers is slightly arbitrary).

Change the wording for special breakers to something along the lines of "After it gets a KO, some special breakers like Choice Specs Gardevoir and Energy Ball Chandelure can force it out and threaten to KO something themselves".]

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916], [Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [Expulso, 202058]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]



Hi Holy-Darky, great work! I'm not giving QC 2/2 quite yet because I wanted to discuss a different (Attack-invested) EV spread with the other members of the QC team, but here are all the other comments I have so you can get started on that. :blobthumbsup:
 
[OVERVIEW]
Rhyperior is a reliable Stealth Rock setter in RU because it gets many opportunities to lay them down and has also a great match-up against many hazard controls such as Togekiss, Noivern, and Crobat. The combination of its typing, high physical bulk, and Solid Rock allows it to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, Incineroar, and Darmanitan. [Mention its offensive presence up here -- it doesn't just check Togekiss et. al., it often uses those Pokemon as opportunities to wallbreak, since it a massive pain for bulky offensive teams to switch into] In addition, it even whitestand withstand super effective hits from Pokemon like Metagross, Cobalion, and Flygon, if needed. Rhyperior's high Attack stat in combination with its STAB and coverage moves make it hard to switch into Rhyperior safely. [move to above section] However, Rhyperior has no reliable recovery and is susceptible to every entry hazard, meaning it is easy to wear down. Although its typing gives it some useful resistances, it leaves Rhyperior extremely weak to common Water- and Grass-type threats such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskewda (mention how these struggle to switch directly in). Beyond that, it is also easy to revenge kill [with 4x Super Effective attacks] due to its poor Speed stat. Rhyperior faces competitions to other Ground- and Rock-types such as Seismitoad, Steelix, and Stakataka which have either superior special bulk or better typing. [I wouldnt say BETTER typing, that isnt entirely clear (sometimes you need a Steel type though). Rhyperior is a very very good mon and I think this last sentence undersells it, so mention the positives it offers; STAB EdgeQuake is super tough to switch into and you check Togekiss very well]

[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Stone Edge
move 4: Megahorn
item: Leftovers
ability: Solid Rock
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Megahorn is Rhyperior's best coverage move, since it OHKOes Zarude, 2HKOes Reuniclus and Necrozma, and deals respectable damage to Bronzong. However, Swords Dance can be used instead for a better match-up against bulky Pokemon such as Curse Snorlax, Porygon2, and Gastrodon. The given EV spread gives Rhyperior a better offensive presence, while still being able to check special attackers such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and non-Scald Raikou. 84 EVs can be put into Speed to be faster than Pokemon with uninvested base 50 Speed such as Registeel, Vileplume, and Diancie.

Rhyperior works well on balance and bulky offense teams, that appreciate a reliable Stealth Rock setter with offensive presence and the ability to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and Incineroar Darmanitan. Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise check Water- and Ground-types like Seismitoad, Milotic, and opposing Rhyperior as well as Raikou and Xurkitree with which Rhyperior may struggles to check due to their super effectively coverage moves. The first two mentions are also able to switch into status moves for Rhyperior, while Roserade forms a reliable hazard stacking core with Rhyperior additionally. In return, Rhyperior checks Flying- and Fire-types like Crobat, Togekiss, and Darmanitan for them. Speaking of them, Flying- and Fire-types check Grass-types reliable for Rhyperior. Steel-types such as Cobalion, Metagross, and Durant fulfill this role too and the first two examples are pleased that Rhyperior is taking on the role of the Stealth Rock setter. Klefki, as a Steel-type, deserves a special mention here, because it forms a reliable entry hazard stacking core with Rhyperior and takes on strong special attackers. Other special walls such as Assault Vest Reuniclus and Snorlax also check special attackers such Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Indeedee. Since Rhyperior is susceptible to every entry hazard, a hazard control such as Dhelmise, Starmie, and Noivern is helpful. A cleric like Sylveon and Togekiss support Rhyperior with either Heal Bell, Wish or both.

[A couple grammar errors here (beyond the few I commented on) but very good content. Nicely done!]

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Protect allows Rhyperior to scout for opposing movesets, potential Choice items, and gives it a free turn of Leftovers, but it is hard to fit over another move and makes Rhyperior a little bit passive. Toxic, on the hand, can be used instead of Megahorn on the Stealth Rock set to punish common switch-ins such as Gastrodon, Milotic, and Dhelmise. A Choice Band turns Rhyperior into a fearsome wallbreaker. However, this set loses the ability to check dangerous threats, depends a lot on right predictions, and tends to loses momentum once it is locked in a move. Rhyperior can also run a Double Dance set with Sword Dance and Rock Polish to be a strong setup sweeper on hyper offense teams. However, even after a Rock Polish it is still slower then common Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Xurkitree.


Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types and Pokemon with Grass-type moves**: Despites Rhyperior's good bulk and Solid Rock, strong Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise easily OHKO it with their appropriate STAB move. In addition, Rhyperior must also watch out for Grass-type coverage moves from the likes of Xurkitree, Chandelure, and on rare occasions even Togekiss. [Grass Knot Toge isnt common at all, you could even delete the mention -- very true for Xurk and Chandy though] However, all these Pokemon struggle to switch directly in Rhyperior due to its strong attacks.

**Water-types and Pokemon with Water-type moves**: Bulky Water-types such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Milotic are able to switch directly into non Choice Band Rhyperior sets and can at least 2HKO every Rhyperior set with their appropriate STAB move. [IMPORTANT! Gatrodon and Seismitoad commonly forego a Water-type move, so I would rework this paragraph since EQ doesn't do much to Rhyp. Mention that if they don't have Scald, Rhyp beats Seis 1v1 and beats Gastro if it is toxiced] While offensive Water-types such as Barraskewda, Volcanion, and Sharpedo, on the other hand, are not able switch directly into any Rhyperior set, they OHKO it immediately. Pokemon with a Water-type coverage move such as Raikou break through Rhyperior easily. [Disagree on 'easily' since Raikou's Scald doesn't OHKO Rhyperior, which is important enough for you to mention. Say instead that Rhyperior struggles to check / switch into those Pokemon]

**Various Wallbreakers**: Powerful special attackers such as Gardevoir and Chandelure easily break through Rhyperior, while physical wallbreakers such as Obstagoon, Heracross, overwhelm Rhyperior quickly. However, these Pokemon still struggle to switch in Rhyperior safely.

[This section is pretty weird, I recommend you talk about how it can't repeatedly switch into things it wants to check, like Toxtricity and Noivern, because Boomburst and Draco do too much due to its lack of recovery. (True for Obstagoon too, but that mon is niche and the division of physical/special breakers is slightly arbitrary).

Change the wording for special breakers to something along the lines of "After it gets a KO, some special breakers like Choice Specs Gardevoir and Energy Ball Chandelure can force it out and threaten to KO something themselves".]


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916], [Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [Expulso, 202058]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]



Hi Holy-Darky, great work! I'm not giving QC 2/2 quite yet because I wanted to discuss a different (Attack-invested) EV spread with the other members of the QC team, but here are all the other comments I have so you can get started on that. :blobthumbsup:
Alright, Expulso. I should have everything implemented and I would be happy if you would check it again.
 
Alright Holy-Darky. We decided that we'd like you to keep the main spread the same. Briefly mention in the first paragraph, though, that an EV spread of 76 HP / 180 Atk / 252 SpD with an Adamant Nature gives Rhyperior more offensive presence and lets it OHKO Nasty Plot Togekiss but reduces its ability to check threats like Toxtricity and Noivern.


2HKOes Reuniclus and Necrozma
there isnt really a need to mention Necrozma, especially since Rhyperior already has an 86% chance to 2HKO with EQ. Instead, I'd recommend mentioning that it is Rhyperior's best move to hit Flygon.

QC 2/2. Great work here!
 
Alright Holy-Darky. We decided that we'd like you to keep the main spread the same. Briefly mention in the first paragraph, though, that an EV spread of 76 HP / 180 Atk / 252 SpD with an Adamant Nature gives Rhyperior more offensive presence and lets it OHKO Nasty Plot Togekiss but reduces its ability to check threats like Toxtricity and Noivern.



there isnt really a need to mention Necrozma, especially since Rhyperior already has an 86% chance to 2HKO with EQ. Instead, I'd recommend mentioning that it is Rhyperior's best move to hit Flygon.

QC 2/2. Great work here!
Thank you very much, Expulso. Implemented and ready for GP
 
GP 1/2
[OVERVIEW]
Rhyperior is a reliable Stealth Rock setter in RU because it gets many opportunities to lay them down set it and has also a great match-up against many hazard controls great matchups against Defoggers such as Togekiss, Noivern, and Crobat. The Its combination of its typing, high physical bulk, and Solid Rock allows it to check many common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, Incineroar, and Darmanitan. Thereby, Rhyperior gets many opportunities to pressure the opposing team with its high Attack stat, strong STAB combination, and coverage moves, since not many teams have a safe or reliable switch-in to it. Beyond that, it It can even withstand some super effective hits from Pokemon like Metagross, Cobalion, and Flygon, which makes Rhyperior it sometimes difficult to revenge kill. However, once they they get a free switch-in, common Water- and Grass-type threats such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskeda easily OHKO Rhyperior due to its massiv weakness to these common types and poor Speed stat common Grass- and Water-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskewda easily force the slow Rhyperior out once they safely switch in. Rhyperior also has no reliable recovery and is susceptible to every entry hazard, meaning it is easy to wear down. Although Rhyperior offers many important role compressions and a good offensive strength a lot of role compression and offensive prowess, it still faces competitions to competition with other Ground- and Rock-types such as Seismitoad, Steelix, and Stakataka, (comm) whose types or higher special bulk can be more important to a team as they offer sometimes more important qualities to the team such as a needed typing or higher special bulk.


[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Stone Edge
move 4: Megahorn
item: Leftovers
ability: Solid Rock
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Megahorn is Rhyperior's best coverage move, since it OHKOes Zarude, 2HKOes Reuniclus, and deals respectable damage to Bronzong and Flygon. It is also Rhyperior's best move to hit Flygon. However, Swords Dance can be used instead for a better match-up matchups against bulky Pokemon such as Curse Snorlax, Porygon2, and Gastrodon. The given EV spread gives Rhyperior a better offensive presence, (comma) while still being able to check checking special attackers such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and non-Scald Raikou. Alternatively, a more offensive spread consisting of 76 HP / 180 Atk / 252 SpD with an Adamant nature can be used for more offensive presence and the ability to OHKO Nasty Plot Togekiss with Stone Edge. However, this EV spread lowers Rhyperior's ability to check special threats such as Toxtricity and Noivern. 84 EVs can be put into Speed to be faster than Pokemon with uninvested base 50 Speed such as Registeel, Vileplume, and Diancie.

Rhyperior works well on balance and bulky offense teams that appreciate a reliable Stealth Rock setter with offensive presence and the ability to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and Incineroar. Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise check Water- and Ground-types like Seismitoad, Milotic, and opposing Rhyperior as well as Raikou and Xurkitree, (comma) with which Rhyperior may struggles to check due to their super effective coverage moves. The first two mentions Zarude and Roserade are also able to switch into status moves for Rhyperior, while and Roserade also forms a reliable hazard stacking core with Rhyperior. In return, Rhyperior checks Flying- and Fire-types like Crobat, Togekiss, and Darmanitan for them. Speaking of them, Flying- and Fire-types check Grass-types reliable Flying- and Fire-types, they reliably check Grass-types for Rhyperior. Steel-types such as Cobalion, Metagross, and Durant fulfil this role too and the first two examples do the same, and the former two are pleased that by Rhyperior is taking on the role of the Stealth Rock setter. Klefki, as a Steel-type, deserves a special mention here because it forms a reliable entry hazard stacking core with Rhyperior and takes on strong special attackers. Other special walls such as Assault Vest Reuniclus and Snorlax check special attackers such Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Indeedee. Since Rhyperior is susceptible to every entry hazard, an entry hazard control remover such as Dhelmise, Starmie, and or Noivern is helpful. A cleric like Sylveon and or Togekiss supports Rhyperior with either Heal Bell, Wish or both. Heal Bell or Wish to make up for its lack of recovery.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Protect allows Rhyperior to scout for opposing movesets, potential Choice items, and gives it a free turn of Leftovers, scouts for Choice-locked moves and coverage while gaining Leftovers recovery, but it is hard to fit over another move and makes Rhyperior a little bit passive. Toxic, on the hand, can be used instead of Megahorn on the Stealth Rock set to punish common switch-ins such as Gastrodon, Milotic, and Dhelmise. A Choice Band turns Rhyperior into a fearsome wallbreaker. However, this set loses the ability to check dangerous threats, depends a lot on right predictions, and tends to lose momentum once it is locked in a move. Rhyperior can also run a Double Dance set with Swords Dance and Rock Polish to be a strong setup sweeper on hyper offense teams. However, even after a Rock Polish, (comma) it is still slower then common Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Xurkitree.


Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types and Pokemon with Grass-type moves Grass-type Pokemon and Coverage**: Despites Rhyperior's good bulk and Solid Rock, strong Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise easily OHKO it with their appropriate STAB move. In addition, Rhyperior must also watch out for Grass-type coverage moves from the likes of Xurkitree and Chandelure. However, all of these Pokemon struggle to switch directly into Rhyperior due to its strong attacks.

**Water-types and Pokemon with Water-type moves Water-type Pokemon and Coverage**: On paper, bulky Water-types such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Milotic are able to switch directly into non Choice Band Rhyperior sets and can at least 2HKO every Rhyperior set with their appropriate STAB move. However, Seismitoad is not a reliable switch-in to Rhyperior due to its lack of recovery and it can even loses the matchup against Rhyperior if it doesn't have Scald since Rhyperior breaks through Seismitoad quicker lose without Scald. Gastrodon, on the other hand, loses to Rhyperior for the same reason, but only if it's toxic loses to Toxic Rhyperior for the same reason. Nevertheless, Rhyperior neither likes having its item Knocked Off nor to get crippled by Toxic Seismitoad's Knock Off and Gastrodon's Toxic. While offensive Water-types such as Barraskewda, Volcanion, and Sharpedo are not able to switch directly into any Rhyperior set, they OHKO it immediately. Pokemon with a Water-type coverage move such as Scald Raikou with Scald can at least 2HKO it and also prevent that Rhyperior takes advantage of them.

**Various Passive Damage**: Due to the lack of reliable recovery, Rhyperior is easy to wear down over time with passive damage from entry hazards, status ailments, and from switching in opposing attacks from Pokemon such as Toxtricity, Noivern, and Mimikyu.

**Strong Special Attackers:** Some strong special attackers such as Choice Specs Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Necrozma take advantage of use their powerful STAB moves to threaten Rhyperior out or to revenge kill it immediately. However, all these Pokemon are unable to none can switch directly into Rhyperior.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916], [Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [Expulso, 202058]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
 
GP 1/2
[OVERVIEW]
Rhyperior is a reliable Stealth Rock setter in RU because it gets many opportunities to lay them down set it and has also a great match-up against many hazard controls great matchups against Defoggers such as Togekiss, Noivern, and Crobat. The Its combination of its typing, high physical bulk, and Solid Rock allows it to check many common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, Incineroar, and Darmanitan. Thereby, Rhyperior gets many opportunities to pressure the opposing team with its high Attack stat, strong STAB combination, and coverage moves, since not many teams have a safe or reliable switch-in to it. Beyond that, it It can even withstand some super effective hits from Pokemon like Metagross, Cobalion, and Flygon, which makes Rhyperior it sometimes difficult to revenge kill. However, once they they get a free switch-in, common Water- and Grass-type threats such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskeda easily OHKO Rhyperior due to its massiv weakness to these common types and poor Speed stat common Grass- and Water-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskewda easily force the slow Rhyperior out once they safely switch in. Rhyperior also has no reliable recovery and is susceptible to every entry hazard, meaning it is easy to wear down. Although Rhyperior offers many important role compressions and a good offensive strength a lot of role compression and offensive prowess, it still faces competitions to competition with other Ground- and Rock-types such as Seismitoad, Steelix, and Stakataka, (comm) whose types or higher special bulk can be more important to a team as they offer sometimes more important qualities to the team such as a needed typing or higher special bulk.


[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Stone Edge
move 4: Megahorn
item: Leftovers
ability: Solid Rock
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Megahorn is Rhyperior's best coverage move, since it OHKOes Zarude, 2HKOes Reuniclus, and deals respectable damage to Bronzong and Flygon. It is also Rhyperior's best move to hit Flygon. However, Swords Dance can be used instead for a better match-up matchups against bulky Pokemon such as Curse Snorlax, Porygon2, and Gastrodon. The given EV spread gives Rhyperior a better offensive presence, (comma) while still being able to check checking special attackers such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and non-Scald Raikou. Alternatively, a more offensive spread consisting of 76 HP / 180 Atk / 252 SpD with an Adamant nature can be used for more offensive presence and the ability to OHKO Nasty Plot Togekiss with Stone Edge. However, this EV spread lowers Rhyperior's ability to check special threats such as Toxtricity and Noivern. 84 EVs can be put into Speed to be faster than Pokemon with uninvested base 50 Speed such as Registeel, Vileplume, and Diancie.

Rhyperior works well on balance and bulky offense teams that appreciate a reliable Stealth Rock setter with offensive presence and the ability to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and Incineroar. Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise check Water- and Ground-types like Seismitoad, Milotic, and opposing Rhyperior as well as Raikou and Xurkitree, (comma) with which Rhyperior may struggles to check due to their super effective coverage moves. The first two mentions Zarude and Roserade are also able to switch into status moves for Rhyperior, while and Roserade also forms a reliable hazard stacking core with Rhyperior. In return, Rhyperior checks Flying- and Fire-types like Crobat, Togekiss, and Darmanitan for them. Speaking of them, Flying- and Fire-types check Grass-types reliable Flying- and Fire-types, they reliably check Grass-types for Rhyperior. Steel-types such as Cobalion, Metagross, and Durant fulfil this role too and the first two examples do the same, and the former two are pleased that by Rhyperior is taking on the role of the Stealth Rock setter. Klefki, as a Steel-type, deserves a special mention here because it forms a reliable entry hazard stacking core with Rhyperior and takes on strong special attackers. Other special walls such as Assault Vest Reuniclus and Snorlax check special attackers such Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Indeedee. Since Rhyperior is susceptible to every entry hazard, an entry hazard control remover such as Dhelmise, Starmie, and or Noivern is helpful. A cleric like Sylveon and or Togekiss supports Rhyperior with either Heal Bell, Wish or both. Heal Bell or Wish to make up for its lack of recovery.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Protect allows Rhyperior to scout for opposing movesets, potential Choice items, and gives it a free turn of Leftovers, scouts for Choice-locked moves and coverage while gaining Leftovers recovery, but it is hard to fit over another move and makes Rhyperior a little bit passive. Toxic, on the hand, can be used instead of Megahorn on the Stealth Rock set to punish common switch-ins such as Gastrodon, Milotic, and Dhelmise. A Choice Band turns Rhyperior into a fearsome wallbreaker. However, this set loses the ability to check dangerous threats, depends a lot on right predictions, and tends to lose momentum once it is locked in a move. Rhyperior can also run a Double Dance set with Swords Dance and Rock Polish to be a strong setup sweeper on hyper offense teams. However, even after a Rock Polish, (comma) it is still slower then common Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Xurkitree.


Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types and Pokemon with Grass-type moves Grass-type Pokemon and Coverage**: Despites Rhyperior's good bulk and Solid Rock, strong Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise easily OHKO it with their appropriate STAB move. In addition, Rhyperior must also watch out for Grass-type coverage moves from the likes of Xurkitree and Chandelure. However, all of these Pokemon struggle to switch directly into Rhyperior due to its strong attacks.

**Water-types and Pokemon with Water-type moves Water-type Pokemon and Coverage**: On paper, bulky Water-types such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Milotic are able to switch directly into non Choice Band Rhyperior sets and can at least 2HKO every Rhyperior set with their appropriate STAB move. However, Seismitoad is not a reliable switch-in to Rhyperior due to its lack of recovery and it can even loses the matchup against Rhyperior if it doesn't have Scald since Rhyperior breaks through Seismitoad quicker lose without Scald. Gastrodon, on the other hand, loses to Rhyperior for the same reason, but only if it's toxic loses to Toxic Rhyperior for the same reason. Nevertheless, Rhyperior neither likes having its item Knocked Off nor to get crippled by Toxic Seismitoad's Knock Off and Gastrodon's Toxic. While offensive Water-types such as Barraskewda, Volcanion, and Sharpedo are not able to switch directly into any Rhyperior set, they OHKO it immediately. Pokemon with a Water-type coverage move such as Scald Raikou with Scald can at least 2HKO it and also prevent that Rhyperior takes advantage of them.

**Various Passive Damage**: Due to the lack of reliable recovery, Rhyperior is easy to wear down over time with passive damage from entry hazards, status ailments, and from switching in opposing attacks from Pokemon such as Toxtricity, Noivern, and Mimikyu.

**Strong Special Attackers:** Some strong special attackers such as Choice Specs Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Necrozma take advantage of use their powerful STAB moves to threaten Rhyperior out or to revenge kill it immediately. However, all these Pokemon are unable to none can switch directly into Rhyperior.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916], [Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [Expulso, 202058]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
Thank you very much CryoGyro. Implemented and ready for the next GP check
 

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[OVERVIEW]
Rhyperior is a reliable Stealth Rock setter in RU because it gets many opportunities to set it and has great matchups against Defoggers such as Togekiss, Noivern, and Crobat. Its combination of typing, high physical bulk, and Solid Rock allows it to check many common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, Incineroar, and Darmanitan. Thereby, Rhyperior gets many opportunities to pressure the opposing team with its high Attack stat, strong STAB combination, (AC) and coverage moves, since not many teams have a reliable switch-in to it. It can even withstand some super effective hits from Pokemon like Metagross, Cobalion, and Flygon, which makes it sometimes difficult to revenge kill. However, common Grass- and Water-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskewda easily force the slow Rhyperior out once they safely switch in. Rhyperior has no reliable recovery and is susceptible to every entry hazard, meaning it is easy to wear down. Although Rhyperior offers a lot of role compression and offensive prowess, it faces competition with from other Ground- and Rock-types such as Seismitoad, Steelix, and Stakataka, whose types which may have more advantageous typings or higher special bulk that can be more important to a team.


[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Stone Edge
move 4: Megahorn
item: Leftovers
ability: Solid Rock
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Megahorn is Rhyperior's best coverage move, since it OHKOes Zarude, 2HKOes Reuniclus, and deals respectable damage to Bronzong and Flygon. Swords Dance can be used instead for a better matchups matchup against bulky Pokemon such as Curse Snorlax, Porygon2, and Gastrodon. The given EV spread gives Rhyperior a better offensive presence while checking special attackers such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and non-Scald Raikou. Alternatively, a more offensive spread consisting of 76 HP / 180 Atk / 252 SpD with an Adamant nature can let Rhyperior OHKO Nasty Plot Togekiss with Stone Edge. However, this EV spread lowers Rhyperior's ability to check special threats such as Toxtricity and Noivern. 84 EVs can be put into Speed to enable Rhyperior to be faster than Pokemon with uninvested base 50 Speed such as Registeel, Vileplume, and Diancie.

Rhyperior works well on balance and bulky offense teams that appreciate a reliable Stealth Rock setter with offensive presence and the ability to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and Incineroar. Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise check Water- and Ground-types like Seismitoad, Milotic, and opposing Rhyperior as well as Raikou and Xurkitree, which Rhyperior struggles to check due to their super effective coverage moves. Zarude and Roserade are also able to switch into status moves for Rhyperior; (SC) and Roserade the latter also forms a reliable entry hazard-(AH)stacking core with Rhyperior. In return, Rhyperior checks Flying- and Fire-types like Crobat, Togekiss, and Darmanitan. Speaking of Flying- and Fire-types, they reliably check Grass-types for Rhyperior. Steel-types such as Cobalion, Metagross, and Durant do the same, and the former two are pleased by Rhyperior taking on the role of the Stealth Rock setter. Klefki deserves a special mention because it forms a reliable entry hazard-(AH)stacking core with Rhyperior and takes on strong special attackers. Other special walls such as Assault Vest Reuniclus and Snorlax check special attackers such Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Indeedee. Since Rhyperior is susceptible to every entry hazard, an entry hazard remover such as Dhelmise, Starmie, or Noivern is helpful. A cleric like Sylveon or Togekiss supports Rhyperior with Heal Bell or Wish to make up for its lack of recovery.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Protect scouts for Choice-locked moves and coverage while gaining Leftovers recovery, but it is hard to fit and makes Rhyperior a little bit passive. Toxic can be used instead of Megahorn to punish common switch-ins such as Gastrodon, Milotic, and Dhelmise. Choice Band turns Rhyperior into a fearsome wallbreaker. However, this set loses the ability to check dangerous threats, depends a lot on right predictions, and tends to lose momentum once it Rhyperior is locked in into a move. Rhyperior can also run a Double Dance set with Swords Dance and Rock Polish to be a strong setup sweeper on hyper offense teams. However, even after Rock Polish, it is still slower then than common Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Xurkitree.


Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-type Pokemon and Coverage**: Despites Despite Rhyperior's good bulk and Solid Rock ability, strong Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise easily OHKO it. Rhyperior must also watch out for Grass-type coverage moves from the likes of Xurkitree and Chandelure. However, all of these Pokemon struggle to switch directly into Rhyperior due to its strong attacks.

**Water-type Pokemon and Coverage**: On paper, bulky Water-types such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Milotic are able to switch directly into Rhyperior and can at least 2HKO it. However, Seismitoad is not a reliable switch-in to Rhyperior due to its lack of recovery and it can even lose without Scald. Gastrodon loses to Toxic Rhyperior for the same reason. Nevertheless, Rhyperior dislikes Seismitoad's Knock Off and Gastrodon's Toxic. While offensive Water-types such as Barraskewda, Volcanion, and Sharpedo are not able to switch directly into any Rhyperior set, they OHKO it immediately. Pokemon with a Water-type coverage move such as Scald Raikou can at least 2HKO it.

**Passive Damage**: Rhyperior is easy to wear down over time with damage from entry hazards, status ailments, and attacks from Pokemon such as Toxtricity, Noivern, and Mimikyu.

**Strong Special Attackers:** **Strong Special Attackers**: (Colon outside of asterisks) Some strong special attackers such as Choice Specs Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Necrozma use their powerful STAB moves to threaten Rhyperior out or to revenge kill it. However, none can switch directly into Rhyperior.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916], [Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [Expulso, 202058]]
- Grammar checked by: [[CryoGyro, 331519], [username2, userid2]]
 
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[OVERVIEW]
Rhyperior is a reliable Stealth Rock setter in RU because it gets many opportunities to set it and has great matchups against Defoggers such as Togekiss, Noivern, and Crobat. Its combination of typing, high physical bulk, and Solid Rock allows it to check many common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, Incineroar, and Darmanitan. Thereby, Rhyperior gets many opportunities to pressure the opposing team with its high Attack stat, strong STAB combination, (AC) and coverage moves, since not many teams have a reliable switch-in to it. It can even withstand some super effective hits from Pokemon like Metagross, Cobalion, and Flygon, which makes it sometimes difficult to revenge kill. However, common Grass- and Water-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Barraskewda easily force the slow Rhyperior out once they safely switch in. Rhyperior has no reliable recovery and is susceptible to every entry hazard, meaning it is easy to wear down. Although Rhyperior offers a lot of role compression and offensive prowess, it faces competition with from other Ground- and Rock-types such as Seismitoad, Steelix, and Stakataka, whose types which may have more advantageous typings or higher special bulk that can be more important to a team.


[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Earthquake
move 3: Stone Edge
move 4: Megahorn
item: Leftovers
ability: Solid Rock
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Megahorn is Rhyperior's best coverage move, since it OHKOes Zarude, 2HKOes Reuniclus, and deals respectable damage to Bronzong and Flygon. Swords Dance can be used instead for a better matchups matchup against bulky Pokemon such as Curse Snorlax, Porygon2, and Gastrodon. The given EV spread gives Rhyperior a better offensive presence while checking special attackers such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and non-Scald Raikou. Alternatively, a more offensive spread consisting of 76 HP / 180 Atk / 252 SpD with an Adamant nature can let Rhyperior OHKO Nasty Plot Togekiss with Stone Edge. However, this EV spread lowers Rhyperior's ability to check special threats such as Toxtricity and Noivern. 84 EVs can be put into Speed to enable Rhyperior to be faster than Pokemon with uninvested base 50 Speed such as Registeel, Vileplume, and Diancie.

Rhyperior works well on balance and bulky offense teams that appreciate a reliable Stealth Rock setter with offensive presence and the ability to check common threats such as Togekiss, Toxtricity, and Incineroar. Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise check Water- and Ground-types like Seismitoad, Milotic, and opposing Rhyperior as well as Raikou and Xurkitree, which Rhyperior struggles to check due to their super effective coverage moves. Zarude and Roserade are also able to switch into status moves for Rhyperior; (SC) and Roserade the latter also forms a reliable entry hazard-(AH)stacking core with Rhyperior. In return, Rhyperior checks Flying- and Fire-types like Crobat, Togekiss, and Darmanitan. Speaking of Flying- and Fire-types, they reliably check Grass-types for Rhyperior. Steel-types such as Cobalion, Metagross, and Durant do the same, and the former two are pleased by Rhyperior taking on the role of the Stealth Rock setter. Klefki deserves a special mention because it forms a reliable entry hazard-(AH)stacking core with Rhyperior and takes on strong special attackers. Other special walls such as Assault Vest Reuniclus and Snorlax check special attackers such Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Indeedee. Since Rhyperior is susceptible to every entry hazard, an entry hazard remover such as Dhelmise, Starmie, or Noivern is helpful. A cleric like Sylveon or Togekiss supports Rhyperior with Heal Bell or Wish to make up for its lack of recovery.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Protect scouts for Choice-locked moves and coverage while gaining Leftovers recovery, but it is hard to fit and makes Rhyperior a little bit passive. Toxic can be used instead of Megahorn to punish common switch-ins such as Gastrodon, Milotic, and Dhelmise. Choice Band turns Rhyperior into a fearsome wallbreaker. However, this set loses the ability to check dangerous threats, depends a lot on right predictions, and tends to lose momentum once it Rhyperior is locked in into a move. Rhyperior can also run a Double Dance set with Swords Dance and Rock Polish to be a strong setup sweeper on hyper offense teams. However, even after Rock Polish, it is still slower then than common Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Xurkitree.


Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-type Pokemon and Coverage**: Despites Despite Rhyperior's good bulk and Solid Rock ability, strong Grass-types such as Zarude, Roserade, and Dhelmise easily OHKO it. Rhyperior must also watch out for Grass-type coverage moves from the likes of Xurkitree and Chandelure. However, all of these Pokemon struggle to switch directly into Rhyperior due to its strong attacks.

**Water-type Pokemon and Coverage**: On paper, bulky Water-types such as Gastrodon, Seismitoad, and Milotic are able to switch directly into Rhyperior and can at least 2HKO it. However, Seismitoad is not a reliable switch-in to Rhyperior due to its lack of recovery and it can even lose without Scald. Gastrodon loses to Toxic Rhyperior for the same reason. Nevertheless, Rhyperior dislikes Seismitoad's Knock Off and Gastrodon's Toxic. While offensive Water-types such as Barraskewda, Volcanion, and Sharpedo are not able to switch directly into any Rhyperior set, they OHKO it immediately. Pokemon with a Water-type coverage move such as Scald Raikou can at least 2HKO it.

**Passive Damage**: Rhyperior is easy to wear down over time with damage from entry hazards, status ailments, and attacks from Pokemon such as Toxtricity, Noivern, and Mimikyu.

**Strong Special Attackers:** **Strong Special Attackers**: (Colon outside of asterisks) Some strong special attackers such as Choice Specs Gardevoir, Chandelure, and Necrozma use their powerful STAB moves to threaten Rhyperior out or to revenge kill it. However, none can switch directly into Rhyperior.


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916], [Holy-Darky, 464737]]
- Quality checked by: [[Mac3, 291087], [Expulso, 202058]]
- Grammar checked by: [[CryoGyro, 331519], [username2, userid2]]
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