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[OVERVIEW]

Roserade is a reliable Spiker that is able to comfortably check common Electric- and Water-types like Xurkitree and Milotic. Its Spikes support is greatly appreciated by wallbreakers and setup sweepers, as it helps to wear down their conventional checks. Physically defensive Roserade checks physical attackers like Rhyperior and Seismitoad and isn't as easily scared out by other physical attackers like Flygon, Golisopod, and Sharpedo, which can threaten out offensive Roserade. Its Rocky Helmet also punishes the physical attackers and forces Registeel out. However, defensive Roserade's low Speed makes it vulnerable to Togekiss and Suicune. On the contrary, offensive Roserade is significantly more threatening with its higher Speed and power, it outpaces and threatens common offensive Pokemon like Togekiss, Nidoqueen, Heracross, and Suicune. Offensive Roserade's low Defense is easily exploited by physical attackers such as Metagross, Flygon, and Golisopod. While Roserade's main opportunities to switch in are against Pokemon such as Rotom-C, Xurkitree, and Milotic, these foes can easily pivot out with Volt Switch or Flip Turn into Pokemon like Crobat, Chandelure, and Salazzle. Roserade is also pressured by the common Defog Crobat which can remove its Spikes, and common setup sweepers like Swords Dance Lucario and Cosmic Power Metagross.

[SET]
name: Defensive Spikes
move 1: Spikes
move 2: Grass Knot
move 3: Sludge Bomb
move 4: Synthesis
item: Rocky Helmet / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Natural Cure / Poison Point
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

Grass Knot is great in a tier filled with heavy Pokemon like Metagross and Steelix and ensures Suicune cannot comfortably set up on Roserade. Giga Drain is also a serviceable STAB move which grants Roserade some recovery and more damage against Diancie, though isn't preferred due to its generally lower damage output. Synthesis keeps Roserade healthy throughout a game and helps it check Pokemon like Xurkitree and Rotom-C. Rocky Helmet punishes contact moves like U-turn from Flygon and Heliolisk, and importantly lets Roserade force out Registeel, since Roserade can easily heal off Registeel's attacks and accrue Rocky Helmet damage. Alternatively, Heavy-Duty Boots help Roserade in the face of opposing entry hazards and notably makes it a better check to pivots like Xurkitree and Heliolisk. Natural Cure shrugs off Scald and Will-O-Wisp burns from Milotic, Suicune, and Jellicent. On the other hand, Poison Point can punish contact moves like U-turn from Flygon and Heliolisk. 16 Spe EVs get the jump on Adamant Bewear and Incineroar.

Steel-types like Swords Dance Lucario and Cosmic Power Metagross easily set up against Roserade. Flygon, Crobat, and Noivern can revenge kill Lucario. Haze Milotic, Incineroar, and Pangoro check Metagross, and Chandelure and Jellicent checks both Lucario and Metagross. Fire-types like Chandelure and Entei destroy Roserade making Water-types like Milotic, Gastrodon, and Seismitoad good teammates. Knock Off removing Heavy-Duty Boots increases the effectiveness of Spikes and cripples the common Defog Crobat, which makes Incineroar, Heracross, and Escavalier strong partners. Steel-types like Steelix, Registeel, and Metagross cover Roserade's Flying weakness. Offensive Pokemon such as Mimikyu, Tyrantrum, and Goodra appreciate Roserade's Spikes support softening their checks. Cosmic Power Metagross, Escavalier, and Incineroar check Reuniclus for Roserade. In return, Roserade checks Water-types like Haze Milotic.

[SET]
name: Offensive Spikes
move 1: Spikes
move 2: Grass Knot / Leaf Storm
move 3: Sludge Bomb
move 4: Synthesis / Sleep Powder
item: Heavy-Duty Boots / Black Sludge
ability: Natural Cure
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

Grass Knot's Base Power is consistently average to high in a tier filled with heavy Pokemon like Metagross, Steelix, and Suicune. On the other hand, Leaf Storm is better at threatening offensive Pokemon like Nidoqueen and Flygon, as well Diancie which takes little damage from Grass Knot due to its low weight. Synthesis allows Roserade to more reliably check Xurkitree and Rotom-C. On the other hand, Sleep Powder is able to net free turns for teammate wallbreakers or setup sweepers and is great for putting Crobat out of commission. Heavy-Duty Boots keeps entry hazards from pressuring Roserade into repeatedly using Synthesis. However, on teams with sufficient entry hazard control, Black Sludge can be considered to provide Roserade with extra recovery, which can help it take attacks more comfortably. This can be further complemented by running Giga Drain as the Grass-type STAB move.

Steel-types like Cosmic Power Metagross and Lucario easily set up against Roserade. Incineroar, Pangoro, and Haze Milotic check Cosmic Power Metagross. Faster revenge killers like Flygon, Noivern, and Crobat can check Lucario, and Chandelure and Jellicent checks both Lucario and Metagross. Late-game sweepers such as Sharpedo, Mimikyu, and Dragon Dance Flygon appreciate Roserade's Spikes support weakening their checks. They also like Roserade's ability to check Water-types. In order to increase the effectiveness of Spikes and cripple the common Defog Crobat, Knock Off users such as Incineroar and Heracross are necessary to remove Heavy-Duty Boots. Rock- and Steel-types such as Rhyperior, Steelix, and Registeel check Flying-types, which force out Roserade and remove Spikes with Defog. Fire-types such as Chandelure and Entei are a huge nuisance to Roserade, so bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Gastrodon complement it nicely. Haze Milotic, Heracross, and Cosmic Power Metagross check Reuniclus for Roserade.

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

Extrasensory hits Poison-types such as Crobat, Toxicroak, Salazzle, and Toxtricity, while Shadow Ball hits Chandelure, Bronzong, and Metagross. However, they require Roserade to give up a utility move or its Grass-type attack. Offensive Roserade can use Life Orb with Leaf Storm to provide greater damage output and threatens to OHKO threats such as Nidoqueen and Bewear while also doing more damage against Steel-types such as Metagross and Steelix. However, this comes at the cost of being more vulnerable to Electric-types due to Life Orb recoil. Stun Spore cripples fast switch-ins like Crobat and Noivern, which helps wallbreakers like Lucario and Heracross; though, Roserade must give up a valuable utility move.

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

**Fast Flying-types**: Crobat is extremely common, easily switches into and threatens Roserade with Brave Bird or sets up with Nasty Plot. Other Flying-types like Noivern and Talonflame force out Roserade, but struggle to take Sludge Bomb and risk being poisoned.

**Steel-types**: Metagross threatens out either of Roserade's sets, and Registeel can force out offensive Roserade; however, they lack recovery beyond Leftovers and are prone to being worn by Spikes. Setup Pokemon like Cosmic Power Metagross, Lucario, and Escavalier easily set up on Roserade sets lacking Sleep Powder.

**Psychic-types**: Calm Mind Reuniclus easily sets up on Roserade but isn't a great direct switch-in to offensive Roserade, as Sludge Bomb deals significant damage forcing Recover, and it must watch out for Sleep Powder. Assault Vest Reuniclus is able to switch into Roserade's attacks with impunity. However, it is susceptible to being worn down by Roserade's Spikes and poison from Sludge Bomb, and is taken out of commission by Sleep Powder. Celebi and Choice Scarf Gardevoir outpace and threaten offensive Roserade with an OHKO, or OHKO a chipped defensive Roserade.

**Fire-types**: Fire-types such as Chandelure and Incineroar threaten Roserade massively with their Fire-type STAB moves. However, they're not good direct switch-ins, as Sludge Bomb does decent damage and can limit their effectiveness in the long run with poison.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[gorex, 244449], [Yourwelcomethanku, 541847]]
- Quality checked by: [[GoldCat, 359771], [zizalith, 410251]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, id], [name, id]]
 
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[OVERVIEW]

Roserade has found its place in RU as a Spiker that is able to check common Electric- and Water-types like Xurkitree and Milotic. Its Spikes support is greatly appreciated by wallbreakers and setup sweepers, as it helps to wear down their conventional checks. Physically defensive Roserade checks Physical Attackers physical attackers (Set names aren't capitalized, this will be a common theme.) like Rhyperior and Seismitoad, and isn't as easily scared out by other physical attackers like Flygon, Golisopod, and Sharpedo, which can threaten out Offensive Roserade. Additionally, Rocky Helmet punishes contact moves like U-turn from Flygon and Heliolisk, and notably allows Roserade to force out Registeel. On the other hand, Offensive offensive Roserade's Speed gets the jump on Pokemon like Togekiss, Nidoqueen, and Suicune. However, physically defensive Physically Defensive Roserade's lower Speed speed gives it worse matchups against the likes of Togekiss and Suicune. Offensive Roserade's low Defense is easily exploited by physical attackers such as Metagross, Flygon, and Choice Scarf Heracross. While Roserade's main opportunities to switch in are against Pokemon such as Rotom-C, Xurkitree, and Milotic, these Pokemon can easily pivot out with Volt Switch or Flip Turn. (Explain how that's can be bad for Roserade.) Roserade is also pressured by the common Defog Crobat which can remove its Spikes via Defog (Not Defog Crobat Defogging my Spikes.), and common setup sweepers like Swords Dance Lucario and Cosmic Power Metagross.


[SET]
name: Defensive Spikes feli rose (Naming sets after players on analyses is sadly from a bygone era.)
move 1: Spikes
move 2: Grass Knot
move 3: Sludge Bomb
move 4: Synthesis
item: Rocky Helmet / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Natural Cure / Poison Point
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

Grass Knot is great in a tier filled with heavy Pokemon like Metagross, Steelix, and Suicune. (Probably should add on how Grass Knot ensures Suicune can't comfortably set up against Roserade. I think Giga Grain prob deserves a mention.) Synthesis keeps Roserade healthy throughout a game and helps it check Pokemon like Xurkitree and Rotom-C. Rocky Helmet punishes contact moves like U-turn from Flygon and Heliolisk, and importantly lets Roserade force out Registeel, since Roserade can easily heal off Registeel's attacks and accrue Rocky Helmet damage. Alternatively, Heavy-Duty Boots help Roserade in the face of opposing entry hazards and notably makes it a better check to pivots like Xurkitree and Heliolisk. Natural Cure shrugs off Scald and Will-O-Wisp burns from Milotic, Suicune, and Jellicent. On the other hand, Poison Point can further (Though maybe you can run Poison Point with HDB.) punish contact moves like U-turn from Flygon and Heliolisk. 16 Spe EVs get the jump on Adamant Bewear and Incineroar.

Steel-types like Swords Dance Lucario and Cosmic Power Metagross easily set up against Roserade. Flygon, Crobat, and Noivern can revenge kill Lucario. Haze Milotic, Incineroar, and Pangoro check Metagross, and Chandelure and Jellicent checks both Lucario and Metagross. Fire-types like Chandelure and Entei destroy Roserade making Water-types like Milotic, Gastrodon, and Seismitoad good teammates. Knock Off removing Heavy-Duty Boots increases the effectiveness of Spikes and cripples the common Defog Crobat, which makes Incineroar, Heracross, and Escavalier strong partners. Steel-types like Steelix, Registeel, and Metagross cover Roserade's Flying weakness. Offensive Pokemon such as Mimikyu, Tyrantrum, and Goodra appreciate Roserade's Spikes support softening their checks. Cosmic Power Metagross, Escavalier, and Incineroar check Reuniclus for Roserade. In return, (AC) Roserade checks Water-types like Haze Milotic.

[SET]
name: Offensive Spikes
move 1: Spikes
move 2: Grass Knot / Leaf Storm
move 3: Sludge Bomb
move 4: Synthesis / Sleep Powder
item: Heavy-Duty Boots / Black Sludge
ability: Natural Cure
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

Grass Knot's Base Power is consistently average to high in a tier filled with heavy Pokemon like Metagross, Steelix, and Suicune. On the other hand, Leaf Storm is better at threatening Pokemon Offensive offensive Pokemon like Nidoqueen and Flygon, as well Diancie which takes little damage from Grass Knot due to its low weight. Synthesis allows Roserade to more reliably check Xurkitree and Rotom-C. On the other hand, Sleep Powder is able to net free turns for teammate wallbreakers or setup sweepers. (Sleep is also great for Crobat.) Heavy-Duty Boots keeps entry hazards from pressuring Roserade into repeatedly using Synthesis. However, on teams with sufficient entry hazard control, Black Sludge can be considered to provide Roserade with extra recovery, which can help it take attacks more comfortably. (Maybe you run Giga Drain too.)

Steel-types like Cosmic Power Metagross and Lucario easily set up against Roserade. Incineroar, Pangoro, and Haze Milotic check Cosmic Power Metagross. Faster revenge killers like Flygon, Noivern, and Crobat can check Lucario, and Chandelure checks both Lucario and Metagross. Late-game sweepers such as Sharpedo, Mimikyu, and Dragon Dance Flygon Tyrantrum (More common example.) appreciate Roserade's Spikes support weakening their checks. They also like Roserade's ability to check Water-types. In order to increase the effectiveness of Spikes and cripple the common Defog Crobat, Knock Off users such as Incineroar and Heracross are necessary to remove Heavy-Duty Boots. Rock- and Steel-types such as Rhyperior, Steelix, and Registeel check Flying-types, which force out Roserade and remove Spikes with Defog. Fire-types such as Chandelure and Entei are a huge nuisance to Roserade, so bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Gastrodon complement it nicely. Haze Milotic, Heracross, and Cosmic Power Metagross check Reuniclus for Roserade.

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

Extrasensory hits Poison-types such as Crobat, Toxicroak, Salazzle, and Toxtricity, while Shadow Ball hits Chandelure, Bronzong, and Metagross. However, they require Roserade to give up a utility move or its Grass-type attack. Offensive Roserade can use Life Orb with Leaf Storm to provide greater damage output and threatens to OHKO threats such as Nidoqueen and Bewear while also doing more damage against Steel-types such as Metagross and Steelix. However, this comes at the cost of being more vulnerable to Electric-types due to Life Orb recoil. Stun Spore cripples fast switch-ins like Crobat and Noivern, which helps wallbreakers like Lucario and Heracross; though, Roserade must give up a valuable utility move.

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

**Fast Flying-types**: Crobat is extremely common, easily switches into and threatens Roserade with Brave Bird, or sets up with Nasty Plot. Other Flying-types like Noivern and Talonflame force out Roserade, but struggle to take Sludge Bomb and risk being poisoned.

**Steel-types**: Metagross threatens out either of Roserade's sets, and Registeel can force out offensive Roserade; however they lack recovery beyond Leftovers and are prone to being worn by Spikes. Setup Pokemon like Cosmic Power Metagross, Lucario, and Escavalier easily setup on Roserade sets lacking Sleep Powder, though Escavalier may run Overcoat. (Overcoat Escavalier is really rare and hardly worth it so you can prob remove it.)

**Psychic-types**: Calm Mind Reuniclus easily sets up on Roserade, but isn't a great direct switch-in to offensive Roserade, as Sludge Bomb deals significant damage forcing Recover. Assault Vest Reuniclus is able to switch into Roserade's attacks with impunity. However, it is susceptible to being worn down by Roserade's Spikes and poison from Sludge Bomb, and it has to watch out for Sleep Powder. (CM Reuniclus has to watch out for Sleep Powder too.) Celebi and Choice Scarf Gardevoir outpace and threaten offensive Roserade with an OHKO, or OHKO a chipped defensive Roserade.

**Fire-types**: Fire-types such as Chandelure and Incineroar threaten Roserade massively with their Fire-type STAB moves. However, they're not good direct switch-ins, as Sludge Bomb does decent damage and can limit their effectiveness in the long run with poison.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[gorex, 244449], [Yourwelcomethanku, 541847]]
- Quality checked by: [[name, id], [name, id]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, id], [name, id]]
Great work QC 1/2.
 

zizalith

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[OVERVIEW]

Roserade has found its place in RU as a reliable Spiker that is able to comfortably check common Electric- and Water-types like Xurkitree and Milotic (wanted a little bit of fluff considering its a decently important mon in the meta). Its Spikes support is greatly appreciated by wallbreakers and setup sweepers, as it helps to wear down their conventional checks. Physically defensive Roserade checks physical attackers like Rhyperior and Seismitoad, and isn't as easily scared out by other physical attackers like Flygon, Golisopod, and Sharpedo, which can threaten out offensive Roserade. Additionally, Rocky Helmet punishes contact moves like U-turn from Flygon and Heliolisk, and notably allows Roserade to force out Registeel. (this sentence is awkward, feel like it should be in set details not overview. maybe just mention it beats regi in the previous sentence and delete this one) However, its inability to run speed makes it slow/passive/vulnerable to togekiss whatever here On the other hand (are u supposed to use "on the other hand" there? i thought it was like, on "the contrary" which sounds weird there), offensive Roserade's Speed gets the jump on common Pokemon like Togekiss, Nidoqueen, and Suicune. However, physically defensive Roserade's lower Speed gives it worse matchups against the likes of Togekiss and Suicune. Offensive Roserade's low Defense is easily exploited by physical attackers such as Metagross, Flygon, and Choice Scarf Heracross. While Roserade's main opportunities to switch in are against Pokemon such as Rotom-C, Xurkitree, and Milotic, these Pokemon can easily pivot out with Volt Switch or Flip Turn into Pokemon like Crobat, Chandelure, and Salazzle. Roserade is also pressured by the common Defog Crobat which can remove its Spikes, and common setup sweepers like Swords Dance Lucario and Cosmic Power Metagross.

would like this to go a bit more in-depth on offensive rose, mention its good typing/offensive utility or something so readers can get its niche clearly

[SET]
name: Defensive Spikes
move 1: Spikes
move 2: Grass Knot
move 3: Sludge Bomb
move 4: Synthesis
item: Rocky Helmet / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Natural Cure / Poison Point
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

Grass Knot is great in a tier filled with heavy Pokemon like Metagross and Steelix and ensures Suicune cannot comfortably set up on Roserade. Giga Drain is also a serviceable STAB move which grants Roserade some recovery and more damage against Diancie elaborate on why grass knot > giga drain. keep it short tho. Synthesis keeps Roserade healthy throughout a game and helps it check Pokemon like Xurkitree and Rotom-C. Rocky Helmet punishes contact moves like U-turn from Flygon and Heliolisk, and importantly lets Roserade force out Registeel, since Roserade can easily heal off Registeel's attacks and accrue Rocky Helmet damage. Alternatively, Heavy-Duty Boots help Roserade in the face of opposing entry hazards and notably makes it a better check to pivots like Xurkitree and Heliolisk. Natural Cure shrugs off Scald and Will-O-Wisp burns from Milotic, Suicune, and Jellicent. On the other hand, Poison Point can punish contact moves like U-turn from Flygon and Heliolisk. 16 Spe EVs get the jump on Adamant Bewear and Incineroar.

Steel-types like Swords Dance Lucario and Cosmic Power Metagross easily set up against Roserade. Flygon, Crobat, and Noivern can revenge kill Lucario. Haze Milotic, Incineroar, and Pangoro check Metagross, and Chandelure and Jellicent checks both Lucario and Metagross. Fire-types like Chandelure and Entei destroy Roserade making Water-types like Milotic, Gastrodon, and Seismitoad good teammates. Knock Off removing Heavy-Duty Boots increases the effectiveness of Spikes and cripples the common Defog Crobat, which makes Incineroar, Heracross, and Escavalier strong partners. Steel-types like Steelix, Registeel, and Metagross cover Roserade's Flying weakness. Offensive Pokemon such as Mimikyu, Tyrantrum, and Goodra appreciate Roserade's Spikes support softening their checks. Cosmic Power Metagross, Escavalier, and Incineroar check Reuniclus for Roserade. In return, Roserade checks Water-types like Haze Milotic.

[SET]
name: Offensive Spikes
move 1: Spikes
move 2: Grass Knot / Leaf Storm
move 3: Sludge Bomb
move 4: Synthesis / Sleep Powder
item: Heavy-Duty Boots / Black Sludge
ability: Natural Cure
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

Grass Knot's Base Power is consistently average to high in a tier filled with heavy Pokemon like Metagross, Steelix, and Suicune. On the other hand, Leaf Storm is better at threatening offensive Pokemon like Nidoqueen and Flygon, as well Diancie which takes little damage from Grass Knot due to its low weight. Synthesis allows Roserade to more reliably check Xurkitree and Rotom-C. On the other hand, Sleep Powder is able to net free turns for teammate wallbreakers or setup sweepers and is great for putting Crobat out of commission. Heavy-Duty Boots keeps entry hazards from pressuring Roserade into repeatedly using Synthesis. However, on teams with sufficient entry hazard control, Black Sludge can be considered to provide Roserade with extra recovery, which can help it take attacks more comfortably. This can be further complemented by running Giga Drain as the Grass-type STAB move.

Steel-types like Cosmic Power Metagross and Lucario easily set up against Roserade. Incineroar, Pangoro, and Haze Milotic check Cosmic Power Metagross. Faster revenge killers like Flygon, Noivern, and Crobat can check Lucario, and Chandelure and Jellicent checks both Lucario and Metagross. Late-game sweepers such as Sharpedo, Mimikyu, and Dragon Dance Flygon appreciate Roserade's Spikes support weakening their checks. They also like Roserade's ability to check Water-types. In order to increase the effectiveness of Spikes and cripple the common Defog Crobat, Knock Off users such as Incineroar and Heracross are necessary to remove Heavy-Duty Boots. Rock- and Steel-types such as Rhyperior, Steelix, and Registeel check Flying-types, which force out Roserade and remove Spikes with Defog. Fire-types such as Chandelure and Entei are a huge nuisance to Roserade, so bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Gastrodon complement it nicely. Haze Milotic, Heracross, and Cosmic Power Metagross check Reuniclus for Roserade.

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

Extrasensory hits Poison-types such as Crobat, Toxicroak, Salazzle, and Toxtricity, while Shadow Ball hits Chandelure, Bronzong, and Metagross. However, they require Roserade to give up a utility move or its Grass-type attack. Offensive Roserade can use Life Orb with Leaf Storm to provide greater damage output and threatens to OHKO threats such as Nidoqueen and Bewear while also doing more damage against Steel-types such as Metagross and Steelix. However, this comes at the cost of being more vulnerable to Electric-types due to Life Orb recoil. Stun Spore cripples fast switch-ins like Crobat and Noivern, which helps wallbreakers like Lucario and Heracross; though, Roserade must give up a valuable utility move.

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

**Fast Flying-types**: Crobat is extremely common, easily switches into and threatens Roserade with Brave Bird, or sets up with Nasty Plot. Other Flying-types like Noivern and Talonflame force out Roserade, but struggle to take Sludge Bomb and risk being poisoned.

**Steel-types**: Metagross threatens out either of Roserade's sets, and Registeel can force out offensive Roserade; however they lack recovery beyond Leftovers and are prone to being worn by Spikes. Setup Pokemon like Cosmic Power Metagross, Lucario, and Escavalier easily set up on Roserade sets lacking Sleep Powder.

**Psychic-types**: Calm Mind Reuniclus easily sets up on Roserade, but isn't a great direct switch-in to offensive Roserade, as Sludge Bomb deals significant damage forcing Recover, and must watch out for Sleep Powder. Assault Vest Reuniclus is able to switch into Roserade's attacks with impunity. However, it is susceptible to being worn down by Roserade's Spikes and poison from Sludge Bomb, and is taken out of commission by Sleep Powder. Celebi and Choice Scarf Gardevoir outpace and threaten offensive Roserade with an OHKO, or OHKO a chipped defensive Roserade.

**Fire-types**: Fire-types such as Chandelure and Incineroar threaten Roserade massively with their Fire-type STAB moves. However, they're not good direct switch-ins, as Sludge Bomb does decent damage and can limit their effectiveness in the long run with poison.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[gorex, 244449], [Yourwelcomethanku, 541847]]
- Quality checked by: [[GoldCat, 359771], [name, id]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, id], [name, id]]

qc 2/2, nice work
 

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:bw/Roserade:
[OVERVIEW]

Roserade has found its place in RU as a reliable Spiker that is able to comfortably check common Electric- and Water-types like Xurkitree and Milotic. Its Spikes support is greatly appreciated by wallbreakers and setup sweepers, as it helps to wear down their conventional checks. Physically defensive Roserade checks physical attackers like Rhyperior and Seismitoad and isn't as easily scared out by other physical attackers like Flygon, Golisopod, and Sharpedo, which can threaten out offensive Roserade. Its Rocky Helmet also punishes the physical attackers and forces Registeel out. However, defensive Roserade's low Speed makes it vulnerable to Togekiss and Suicune. On the contrary, offensive Roserade is significantly more threatening with its higher Speed and power, as it outpaces and threatens common offensive Pokemon like Togekiss, Nidoqueen, Heracross, and Suicune. Offensive Roserade's low Defense is easily exploited by physical attackers such as Metagross, Flygon, and Golisopod. While Roserade's main opportunities to switch in are against Pokemon such as Rotom-C, Xurkitree, and Milotic, these Pokemon foes repetition of Pokemon in this / the next sentence can easily pivot out with Volt Switch or Flip Turn into Pokemon like Crobat, Chandelure, and Salazzle. Roserade is also pressured by the common Defog Crobat, (ac) which can remove its Spikes, and common setup sweepers like Swords Dance Lucario and Cosmic Power Metagross.

[SET]
name: Defensive Spikes
move 1: Spikes
move 2: Grass Knot
move 3: Sludge Bomb
move 4: Synthesis
item: Rocky Helmet / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Natural Cure / Poison Point
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

Grass Knot is great in a tier filled with heavy Pokemon like Metagross and Steelix, (ac) and ensures Suicune cannot comfortably set up on Roserade. Giga Drain is also a serviceable STAB move which grants Roserade some recovery and more damage against Diancie, though it isn't preferred due to its generally lower damage output. Synthesis keeps Roserade healthy throughout a game and helps it check Pokemon like Xurkitree and Rotom-C. Rocky Helmet punishes contact moves like U-turn from Flygon and Heliolisk, and importantly lets alongside letting unsure about that Roserade force out Registeel, since Roserade can easily heal off Registeel's attacks and accrue Rocky Helmet damage. Alternatively, Heavy-Duty Boots help Roserade in the face of opposing entry hazards and notably makes it a better check to pivots like Xurkitree and Heliolisk. Natural Cure shrugs off Scald and Will-O-Wisp burns from Milotic, Suicune, and Jellicent. On the other hand, Poison Point can punish contact moves like U-turn from Flygon and Heliolisk. 16 Spe EVs get the jump on Adamant Bewear and Incineroar.

Steel-types like Swords Dance Lucario and Cosmic Power Metagross easily set up against Roserade. Flygon, Crobat, and Noivern can revenge kill Lucario. Haze Milotic, Incineroar, and Pangoro check Metagross, and <considered changing to "while" but left as-is Chandelure and Jellicent checks both Lucario and Metagross. Fire-types like Chandelure and Entei destroy Roserade making Water-types like Milotic, Gastrodon, and Seismitoad good teammates. Knock Off removing Heavy-Duty Boots increases the effectiveness of Spikes and crippleshinders the common Defog Crobat, which makes Incineroar, Heracross, and Escavalier strong partners. Steel-types like Steelix, Registeel, and Metagross cover Roserade's Flying weakness. Offensive Pokemon such as Mimikyu, Tyrantrum, and Goodra appreciate Roserade's Spikes support softening their checks. Cosmic Power Metagross, Escavalier, and Incineroar check Reuniclus for Roserade. In return, Roserade checks Water-types like Haze Milotic.

[SET]
name: Offensive Spikes
move 1: Spikes
move 2: Grass Knot / Leaf Storm
move 3: Sludge Bomb
move 4: Synthesis / Sleep Powder
item: Heavy-Duty Boots / Black Sludge
ability: Natural Cure
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]

Grass Knot's Base Power is consistently average to high in a tier filled with heavy Pokemon like Metagross, Steelix, and Suicune. On the other hand, Leaf Storm is better at threatening offensive Pokemon like Nidoqueen and Flygon, as well Diancie, (ac) which takes little damage from Grass Knot due to its low weight. Synthesis allows Roserade to more reliably check Xurkitree and Rotom-C. On the other hand, Sleep Powder is able to net free turns for teammate wallbreakers or setup sweepers and is great for putting Crobat out of commission. Heavy-Duty Boots keeps entry hazards from pressuring Roserade into repeatedly using Synthesis. However, on teams with sufficient entry hazard control, Black Sludge can be considered to provide Roserade with extra recovery, which can help it take attacks more comfortably. This can be further complemented by running Giga Drain as the its Grass-type STAB move.

Steel-types like Cosmic Power Metagross and Lucario easily set up against Roserade. Incineroar, Pangoro, and Haze Milotic check Cosmic Power Metagross. Faster revenge killers like Flygon, Noivern, and Crobat can check Lucario, and < same as above Chandelure and Jellicent checks both Lucario and Metagross. Late-game sweepers such as Sharpedo, Mimikyu, and Dragon Dance Flygon appreciate Roserade's Spikes support weakening their checks. They also like Roserade's ability to check Water-types. In order to increase the effectiveness of Spikes and cripple hinder the common Defog Crobat, Knock Off users such as Incineroar and Heracross are necessary to remove Heavy-Duty Boots. Rock- and Steel-types such as Rhyperior, Steelix, and Registeel check Flying-types, which force out Roserade out and remove Spikes with Defog. Fire-types such as Chandelure and Entei are a huge nuisance to Roserade, so bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Gastrodon complement it nicely. Haze Milotic, Heracross, and Cosmic Power Metagross check Reuniclus for Roserade.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Extrasensory hits Poison-types such as Crobat, Toxicroak, Salazzle, and Toxtricity, while Shadow Ball hits Chandelure, Bronzong, and Metagross. However, they require Roserade to give up a utility move or its Grass-type attack. Offensive Roserade can use Life Orb with Leaf Storm to provide greater damage output and that threatens to OHKO threats such as Nidoqueen and Bewear, (ac) while also doing more damage against Steel-types such as Metagross and Steelix. However, this comes at the cost of being more vulnerable to Electric-types due to Life Orb recoil. Stun Spore cripples paralyzes fast switch-ins like Crobat and Noivern, which helps wallbreakers like Lucario and Heracross; though, Roserade must give up a valuable utility move.

Checks and Counters
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**Fast Flying-types**: Crobat is extremely common, easily switches into and threatens Roserade with Brave Bird, (rc) or sets up with Nasty Plot. Other Flying-types like Noivern and Talonflame force out Roserade, but struggle to take Sludge Bomb and risk being poisoned.

**Steel-types**: Metagross threatens out either of Roserade's sets, and Registeel can force out offensive Roserade; however they lack recovery beyond Leftovers and are prone to being worn down by Spikes. Setup Pokemon like Cosmic Power Metagross, Lucario, and Escavalier easily set up on Roserade sets lacking Sleep Powder.

**Psychic-types**: Calm Mind Reuniclus easily sets up on Roserade, but isn't a great direct switch-in to offensive sets Roserade, as Sleep Powder is debilitating and Sludge Bomb deals enough damage to force recover. < wordier option last, as per CryoGyro's advice Sludge Bomb deals significant damage forcing Recover, (rc) andit must watch out for Sleep Powder. Assault Vest Reuniclus is able to switch into Roserade's attacks with impunity. However, it is susceptible to being worn down by Roserade's Spikes and poison from Sludge Bomb, and is taken out of commission by Sleep Powder. Celebi and Choice Scarf Gardevoir outpace and threaten offensive Roserade with an OHKO, or OHKO a chipped defensive Roserade.

**Fire-types**: Fire-types such as Chandelure and Incineroar threaten Roserade massively with their Fire-type STAB moves. However, they're not good direct switch-ins, as Sludge Bomb does decent damage and can limit their effectiveness in the long run with poison.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[gorex, 244449], [Yourwelcomethanku, 541847]]
- Quality checked by: [[GoldCat, 359771], [zizalith, 410251]]
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