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BloodAce

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[SET]
name: Offensive Pivot
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Volt Switch
move 3: Defog
move 4: Pain Split
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Rotom-F serves as a decent offensive pivot and Defogger with its access to STAB Blizzard + Volt Switch, allowing it to pressure common entry hazard setters such as Rhydon and Qwilfish. This gives Rotom-F a valuable niche over more passive Defoggers like Rotom-S and Altaria. Unfortunately, certain entry hazard setters, such as Ferroseed, Piloswine, and Galarian Stunfisk, are able to withstand Rotom-F's attacks and severely hinder its ability to Defog reliably, with the latter two also being immune to Volt Switch. Additionally, Rotom-F competes with other Defoggers such as Articuno and Cramorant, which offer more defensive utility. Pain Split gives Rotom-F a form of recovery, taking advantage of switch-ins like Audino and Type: Null.

Rotom-F is able to form effective VoltTurn cores with the likes of Wishiwashi, Silvally-Ground, and Cinccino. Fire-types such as Centiskorch and Rapidash can be problematic for Rotom-F, so partners such as Altaria pair well with it. Centiskorch also pairs well with Rotom-F, appreciating its ability to break down its checks such as Altaria, Poliwrath, and Rotom-S. In return, Centiskorch can handle Frosmoth and threaten Galarian Stunfisk and Ferroseed. Pokemon such as Cofagrigus, Qwilfish, and Garbodor are able to check offensive threats such as Sawk, Kangaskan, and Rapidash. These Pokemon appreciate Rotom-F's Defog support, as they lack reliable recovery.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Blizzard
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Pain Split / Substitute
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

A nearly unresisted STAB attack combination alongside Nasty Plot makes Rotom-F a potent stallbreaker. Nasty Plot allows Rotom-F to break through checks such as Audino and Galarian Stunfisk. Substitute can be used over Pain Split to allow Rotom-F to avoid being crippled by Toxic or Knock Off from the likes of Audino, Ferroseed, and Clefairy while also preventing Rotom-F from being revenge killed by foes like Rapidash.

Entry hazard support allows Rotom-F to weaken checks such as Type: Null. Stealth Rock setters such as Rhydon and Ferroseed pair well with Rotom-F. Qwilfish and Garbodor can set Spikes or Toxic Spikes while simultaneously checking Fighting-types like Sawk. Physical wallbreakers such as Sawk, Gurdurr, and Silvally-Ghost assist Rotom-F by dealing with Piloswine and Audino and can capitalize on its ability to eliminate Pokemon like Tangela , Altaria, and Pyukumuku. Knock Off users such as Shiftry and Centiskorch, as well as the aforementioned Sawk and Gurdurr, can cripple Rotom-F's checks such as Miltank and Centiskorch, allowing Rotom-F to break through them.

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

Will-O-Wisp allows Rotom-F to cripple switch-ins such as Piloswine and Miltank. Choice Scarf turns Rotom-F into a decent fast offensive pivot, although it is quickly worn down by its vulnerability to Stealth Rock. A set with Choice Specs gives Rotom-F immediate wallbreaking power, but it is outclassed by the Nasty Plot set due to Rotom-F being unable to switch moves and lacking Heavy-Duty Boots. Trick can be used on Choice Scarf and Choice Specs sets to cripple specially defensive walls that may try to switch into Rotom-F, such as Audino, Type: Null, Galarian Stunfisk, and Ferroseed.

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

**Specially Defensive Walls**: Specially defensive Pokemon such as Audino, Type: Null, and Galarian Stunfisk all take little damage from Rotom-F's unboosted attacks. Audino is able to cripple Rotom-F with Knock Off or Toxic, while Type: Null is able to safely bring in an offensive threat such as Sawk with U-Turn. Galarian Stunfisk is able to block Rotom-F's Volt Switch, halting its momentum. However, Audino and Galarian Stunfisk can be overwhelmed by Nasty Plot Rotom-F and are 2HKOed by Thunderbolt and Blizzard, respectively, after a boost.

**Bulky Attackers**: Bulky attackers such as Centiskorch and Gurdurr can tank unboosted hits and threaten to KO Rotom-F back.

**Revenge Killers**: Revenge killers such as Kangaskan, Rapidash, and Choice Scarf Sawk all outspeed and threaten to OHKO Rotom-F.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[ S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074 ], [5gen, 296755]] -
- Grammar checked by: [[DC, 449990]]
 
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[SET]
name: Offensive Pivot
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Volt Switch
move 3: Defog
move 4: Pain Split
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Rotom-F serves as a decent offensive pivot with access to STAB BoltBeam coverage Blizzard + Volt Switch, (BoltBeam is legit just for Ice Beam + Thunderbolt, so this is just a standard) allowing it to pressure common entry hazard setters such as Rhydon and Qwilfish. This gives Rotom-F a valuable niche as a Defogger over more passive Defoggers like Rotom-S or Altaria for example. Blizzard targets Ground-types such as Palossand while Volt Switch allows Rotom-F to maintain offensive pressure and build momentum by allowing it to pivot out of unfavorable matchups. (STABs are fluff. Blizzard would be a little odd but it's Rotom-F's only Ice STAB so no explanation needed there. Volt Switch could also be odd but you mentioned its role as a pivot earlier so it's fine without an explanation) Pain Split gives Rotom-F a form of recovery, taking advantage of switch-ins (hyphen) like Audino and Type: Null. Unfortunately, certain entry hazard setters, such as Ferroseed, Piloswine, and Galarian Stunfisk are able to withstand Rotom-F's attacks, with the latter two also being immune to Volt Switch. This severely hinders Rotom-F's ability to Defog reliably. (These last two sentences are more of an overview point, likely explaining why rotom-f is B- on the VR. Move it to become the third sentence in the paragraph, and shorten it to one sentence if you can).

Rotom-F is able to form effective VoltTurn cores with the likes of Wishiwashi, Silvally-Ground, and Silvally-Dragon Cinccino. Fire-types such as Centiskorch can be problematic for Rotom-F so partners such as Altaria pair well with it. Inversely, Centiskorch also pairs well with Rotom-F, appreciating its ability to break down their checks such as Altaria, Poliwrath, and Rhydon Rotom-S (Rhydon is bopped by pwhip, not the best check). In return, (comma) Centiskorch can handle Frosmoth and threaten Galarian Stunfisk (no hyphen) and Ferroseed. Pokemon such as Cofagrigus, Qwilfish, and Rhydon are able to check offensive threats such as Sawk, Rapidash, and Lycanroc respectively. These Pokemon also appreciate Rotom-F's Defog support as they lack reliable recovery.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Thunderbolt
move 3: Defog
move 4: Pain Split / Substitute
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

A nearly unresisted STAB attack combination alongside Nasty Plot makes Rotom-F a potent stallbreaker. Nasty Plot allows Rotom-F to boost its way past walls that would typically check it such as Audino and Galarian Stunfisk (no hypen). Substitute can be used over Pain Split to allow Rotom-F to avoid being crippled by Toxic or Knock Off from the likes of Audino, Ferroseed, and Galarian-Stunfisk Clefairy (Gunfisk gets neither of these moves) as well as preventing Rotom-F from being revenge killed by the likes of Lycanroc while it's behind a sub (Fluff).

Entry hazard support allows Rotom-F to weaken checks such as Type: Null. Stealth Rock setters such as Palossand and Ferroseed pair well with Rotom-F. Qwilfish and Garbdor can set Spikes or Toxic Spikes while simultaneously checking Fighting-types like Sawk. Physical wallbreakers such as Sawk, Gurdurr, and Silvally-Ghost can capitalize on Rotom-F's ability to eliminate Pokemon like Palossand, Altaria, and Pyukumuku respectively while assisting Rotom-F by breaking Type: Null Piloswine and Audino (Example variance). Knock Off users such as the aforementioned Sawk and Gurdurr in addition to Shiftry and Centiskorch can weaken the opposing team as well. (Fluff; this is just a general point about Knock Off and not why Rotom-F enjoys Knock Off support. Maybe mention how Knock Off + entry hazards wears down opposing Miltank and Centiskorch so that they're easier for Rotom-F to sweep past.)

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

Will-O-Wisp is a utility option that allows Rotom-F to cripple switch-ins such as Miltank and Piloswine. A Choice Scarf set allows Rotom-F to serve as a decent fast offensive pivot though it is quickly worn down by Stealth Rock chip which holds it back. A Choice Specs set give Rotom-F immediate breaking power but is outclassed by Nasty Plot since Rotom-F is unable to switch between moves and lacks its Heavy-Duty Boots. Trick can be used on Choice Scarf or Choice Specs sets to cripple specially defensive walls that may try to switch into Rotom-F such as Audino, Type: Null, Galarian Stunfisk, and Ferroseed.

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

**Specially Defensive Walls**: Specially Defensive Pokemon such as Audino, Type: Null, and Galarian Stunfisk all take little damage from Rotom-F's unboosted attacks, only being threatened after a Nasty Plot boost. Audino is able to cripple Rotom-F with Knock Off or Toxic while Type: Null is able to safely bring in an offensive threat such as Lycanroc thanks to U-Turn. Galarian Stunfisk is able to block Rotom-F's Volt Switch, halting its momentum. Audino and Galarian Stunfisk can become overwhelmed by Nasty Plot Rotom-F however, being 2HKOd by Thunderbolt and Blizzard respectively after a boost.

**Bulky Attackers**: (Mention mons like Gurdurr, Centiskorch, and Magneton that can tank unboosted hits and hit hard back. It's hard to mention a single type when frostom's dual STAB attacks are so hard to switch into, but bulky offense Pokemon can still be listed generally)

**Revenge Killers**: Revenge killers such as Lycanroc, Rapidash, and Choice Scarf Sawk all outspeed and threaten to OHKO Rotom-F.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

QC 1/2! Watch out for little typos or misspellings. Galarian formes don't have a hyphen in them either, so I fixed that for you with your Galarian Stunfisk mentions.

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BloodAce

Spin to Win~
is a Tiering Contributor
[SET]
name: Offensive Pivot
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Volt Switch
move 3: Defog
move 4: Pain Split
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Rotom-F serves as a decent offensive pivot with access to STAB BoltBeam coverage Blizzard + Volt Switch, (BoltBeam is legit just for Ice Beam + Thunderbolt, so this is just a standard) allowing it to pressure common entry hazard setters such as Rhydon and Qwilfish. This gives Rotom-F a valuable niche as a Defogger over more passive Defoggers like Rotom-S or Altaria for example. Blizzard targets Ground-types such as Palossand while Volt Switch allows Rotom-F to maintain offensive pressure and build momentum by allowing it to pivot out of unfavorable matchups. (STABs are fluff. Blizzard would be a little odd but it's Rotom-F's only Ice STAB so no explanation needed there. Volt Switch could also be odd but you mentioned its role as a pivot earlier so it's fine without an explanation) Pain Split gives Rotom-F a form of recovery, taking advantage of switch-ins (hyphen) like Audino and Type: Null. Unfortunately, certain entry hazard setters, such as Ferroseed, Piloswine, and Galarian Stunfisk are able to withstand Rotom-F's attacks, with the latter two also being immune to Volt Switch. This severely hinders Rotom-F's ability to Defog reliably. (These last two sentences are more of an overview point, likely explaining why rotom-f is B- on the VR. Move it to become the third sentence in the paragraph, and shorten it to one sentence if you can).

Rotom-F is able to form effective VoltTurn cores with the likes of Wishiwashi, Silvally-Ground, and Silvally-Dragon Cinccino. Fire-types such as Centiskorch can be problematic for Rotom-F so partners such as Altaria pair well with it. Inversely, Centiskorch also pairs well with Rotom-F, appreciating its ability to break down their checks such as Altaria, Poliwrath, and Rhydon Rotom-S (Rhydon is bopped by pwhip, not the best check). In return, (comma) Centiskorch can handle Frosmoth and threaten Galarian Stunfisk (no hyphen) and Ferroseed. Pokemon such as Cofagrigus, Qwilfish, and Rhydon are able to check offensive threats such as Sawk, Rapidash, and Lycanroc respectively. These Pokemon also appreciate Rotom-F's Defog support as they lack reliable recovery.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Thunderbolt
move 3: Defog
move 4: Pain Split / Substitute
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

A nearly unresisted STAB attack combination alongside Nasty Plot makes Rotom-F a potent stallbreaker. Nasty Plot allows Rotom-F to boost its way past walls that would typically check it such as Audino and Galarian Stunfisk (no hypen). Substitute can be used over Pain Split to allow Rotom-F to avoid being crippled by Toxic or Knock Off from the likes of Audino, Ferroseed, and Galarian-Stunfisk Clefairy (Gunfisk gets neither of these moves) as well as preventing Rotom-F from being revenge killed by the likes of Lycanroc while it's behind a sub (Fluff).

Entry hazard support allows Rotom-F to weaken checks such as Type: Null. Stealth Rock setters such as Palossand and Ferroseed pair well with Rotom-F. Qwilfish and Garbdor can set Spikes or Toxic Spikes while simultaneously checking Fighting-types like Sawk. Physical wallbreakers such as Sawk, Gurdurr, and Silvally-Ghost can capitalize on Rotom-F's ability to eliminate Pokemon like Palossand, Altaria, and Pyukumuku respectively while assisting Rotom-F by breaking Type: Null Piloswine and Audino (Example variance). Knock Off users such as the aforementioned Sawk and Gurdurr in addition to Shiftry and Centiskorch can weaken the opposing team as well. (Fluff; this is just a general point about Knock Off and not why Rotom-F enjoys Knock Off support. Maybe mention how Knock Off + entry hazards wears down opposing Miltank and Centiskorch so that they're easier for Rotom-F to sweep past.)

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

Will-O-Wisp is a utility option that allows Rotom-F to cripple switch-ins such as Miltank and Piloswine. A Choice Scarf set allows Rotom-F to serve as a decent fast offensive pivot though it is quickly worn down by Stealth Rock chip which holds it back. A Choice Specs set give Rotom-F immediate breaking power but is outclassed by Nasty Plot since Rotom-F is unable to switch between moves and lacks its Heavy-Duty Boots. Trick can be used on Choice Scarf or Choice Specs sets to cripple specially defensive walls that may try to switch into Rotom-F such as Audino, Type: Null, Galarian Stunfisk, and Ferroseed.

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

**Specially Defensive Walls**: Specially Defensive Pokemon such as Audino, Type: Null, and Galarian Stunfisk all take little damage from Rotom-F's unboosted attacks, only being threatened after a Nasty Plot boost. Audino is able to cripple Rotom-F with Knock Off or Toxic while Type: Null is able to safely bring in an offensive threat such as Lycanroc thanks to U-Turn. Galarian Stunfisk is able to block Rotom-F's Volt Switch, halting its momentum. Audino and Galarian Stunfisk can become overwhelmed by Nasty Plot Rotom-F however, being 2HKOd by Thunderbolt and Blizzard respectively after a boost.

**Bulky Attackers**: (Mention mons like Gurdurr, Centiskorch, and Magneton that can tank unboosted hits and hit hard back. It's hard to mention a single type when frostom's dual STAB attacks are so hard to switch into, but bulky offense Pokemon can still be listed generally)

**Revenge Killers**: Revenge killers such as Lycanroc, Rapidash, and Choice Scarf Sawk all outspeed and threaten to OHKO Rotom-F.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

QC 1/2! Watch out for little typos or misspellings. Galarian formes don't have a hyphen in them either, so I fixed that for you with your Galarian Stunfisk mentions.

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5gen

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[SET]
name: Offensive Pivot
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Volt Switch
move 3: Defog
move 4: Pain Split
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Rotom-F serves as a decent offensive pivot with access to STAB Blizzard + Volt Switch, allowing it to pressure common entry hazard setters such as Rhydon and Qwilfish. This gives Rotom-F a valuable niche as a Defogger over more passive Defoggers like Rotom-S or Altaria for example. Unfortunately, certain common entry hazard setters, such as Ferroseed, Piloswine, and Galarian Stunfisk are able to withstand Roton-F's attacks, with the latter two also being immune to Volt Switch, and chip away at it, severely hindering Rotom-F's ability to Defog reliably. (Removed fluff) Additionally, Rotom-F competes with other Defoggers such as Articuno and Cramorant that offer more defensive utility. Pain Split gives Rotom-F a form of recovery, taking advantage of switch-ins like Audino and Type: Null Clefairy (more relevant mon).

Rotom-F is able to form effective VoltTurn cores with the likes of Wishiwashi, Silvally-Ground, and Cinccino. Fire-types such as Centiskorch can be problematic for Rotom-F so partners such as Altaria Qwilfish pair well with it. (Alt is mainly used for Defog so I don't really see it meshing with this Rotom-F set) Inversely, Centiskorch also pairs well with Rotom-F, appreciating its ability to break down their checks such as Altaria, Poliwrath, and Rotom-S. In return, Centiskorch can handle Frosmoth and threaten Galarian Stunfisk and Ferroseed. Pokemon such as Cofagrigus, Qwilfish, and Garbodor are able to check offensive threats such as Sawk, Kangaskan, and Rapidash. (Make it Kangaskhan, Rapidash, and Sawk for better parallel structure i.e Qwil isn't a great check to Kanga because Scrappy blocks Intimidate and EQ dents) These Pokemon also appreciate Rotom-F's Defog support as they lack reliable recovery.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Thunderbolt
move 3: Defog Nasty Plot
move 4: Pain Split / Substitute
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

A nearly unresisted STAB attack combination alongside Nasty Plot makes Rotom-F a potent stallbreaker. Nasty Plot allows Rotom-F to boost its way past walls that would typically check it such as Audino and Galarian Stunfisk. Substitute can be used over Pain Split to allow Rotom-F to avoid being crippled by Toxic or Knock Off from the likes of Audino, Ferroseed, and Clefairy as well as preventing Rotom-F from being revenge killed by the likes of Lycanroc Choice Scarf Sawk and Kangashkan.

Entry hazard support allows Rotom-F to weaken checks such as Type:Null. Stealth Rock setters such as Palossand Uxie and Ferroseed pair well with Rotom-F. Qwilfish and Garbodor can set Spikes or Toxic Spikes while simultaneously checking Fighting-types like Sawk. Physical wallbreakers such as Sawk, Gurdurr, and Silvally-Ghost can capitalize on Rotom-F's ability to eliminate Pokemon like Palossand Qwilfish, Altaria, and Pyukumuku respectively while assisting Rotom-F by breaking Piloswine and Audino. Knock Off users such as the aforementioned Sawk and Gurdurr in addition to Shiftry and Centiskorch can cripple Rotom-F's checks such as Miltank and Centiskorch so that they are weakened for Rotom-F to sweep past.

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

Will-O-Wisp is a utility option that allows Rotom-F to cripple switch-ins such as Piloswine and Miltank. A Choice Scarf set allows Rotom-F to serve as a decent fast offensive pivot though it is quickly worn down by Stealth Rock chip which holds it back. A Choice Specs set gives Rotom-F immediate breaking power but is outclassed by Nasty Plot since Rotom-F is unable to switch between moves and lacks its Heavy-Duty Boots. Trick can be used on Choice Scarf or Choice Specs sets to cripple specially defensive walls that may try to switch into Rotom-F such as Audino, Type: Null, Galarian Stunfisk, and Ferroseed.

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

**Specially Defensive Walls**: Specially Defensive Pokemon such as Audino, Type: Null, and Galarian-Stunfisk all take little damage from Rotom-F's unboosted attacks, only being threatened after a Nasty Plot boost. Audino is able to cripple Rotom-F with Knock Off or Toxic while Type: Null is able to safely bring in an offensive threat such as Lycanroc Rapidash thanks to U-Turn. Galarian-Stunfisk is able to block Rotom-F's Volt Switch, halting its momentum. Audino and Galarian-Stunfisk can become overwhelmed by Nasty Plot Rotom-F however, being 2HKOd by Thunderbolt and Blizzard respectively after a boost.

**Bulky Attackers**: Bulky attackers such as Gurdurr, Centiskorch, and Magneton can tank unboosted hits and threaten to KO Rotom-F back.

**Revenge Killers**: Revenge killers such as Kangaskan, Rapidash, and Choice Scarf Sawk all outspeed and threaten to OHKO Rotom-F.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[ S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074 ], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

good job qc 2/2
 

BloodAce

Spin to Win~
is a Tiering Contributor
comments in bold
[SET]
name: Offensive Pivot
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Volt Switch
move 3: Defog
move 4: Pain Split
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Rotom-F serves as a decent offensive pivot with access to STAB Blizzard + Volt Switch, allowing it to pressure common entry hazard setters such as Rhydon and Qwilfish. This gives Rotom-F a valuable niche as a Defogger over more passive Defoggers like Rotom-S or Altaria for example. Unfortunately, certain common entry hazard setters, such as Ferroseed, Piloswine, and Galarian Stunfisk are able to withstand Roton-F's attacks, with the latter two also being immune to Volt Switch, and chip away at it, severely hindering Rotom-F's ability to Defog reliably. (Removed fluff) Additionally, Rotom-F competes with other Defoggers such as Articuno and Cramorant that offer more defensive utility. Pain Split gives Rotom-F a form of recovery, taking advantage of switch-ins like Audino and Type: Null Clefairy (more relevant mon).

Rotom-F is able to form effective VoltTurn cores with the likes of Wishiwashi, Silvally-Ground, and Cinccino. Fire-types such as Centiskorch can be problematic for Rotom-F so partners such as Altaria Qwilfish pair well with it. (Alt is mainly used for Defog so I don't really see it meshing with this Rotom-F set) Inversely, Centiskorch also pairs well with Rotom-F, appreciating its ability to break down their checks such as Altaria, Poliwrath, and Rotom-S. In return, Centiskorch can handle Frosmoth and threaten Galarian Stunfisk and Ferroseed. Pokemon such as Cofagrigus, Qwilfish, and Garbodor are able to check offensive threats such as Sawk, Kangaskan, and Rapidash. (Make it Kangaskhan, Rapidash, and Sawk for better parallel structure i.e Qwil isn't a great check to Kanga because Scrappy blocks Intimidate and EQ dents) These Pokemon also appreciate Rotom-F's Defog support as they lack reliable recovery.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Thunderbolt
move 3: Defog Nasty Plot
move 4: Pain Split / Substitute
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

A nearly unresisted STAB attack combination alongside Nasty Plot makes Rotom-F a potent stallbreaker. Nasty Plot allows Rotom-F to boost its way past walls that would typically check it such as Audino and Galarian Stunfisk. Substitute can be used over Pain Split to allow Rotom-F to avoid being crippled by Toxic or Knock Off from the likes of Audino, Ferroseed, and Clefairy as well as preventing Rotom-F from being revenge killed by the likes of Lycanroc Choice Scarf Sawk and Kangashkan.

Entry hazard support allows Rotom-F to weaken checks such as Type:Null. Stealth Rock setters such as Palossand Uxie and Ferroseed pair well with Rotom-F. Qwilfish and Garbodor can set Spikes or Toxic Spikes while simultaneously checking Fighting-types like Sawk. Physical wallbreakers such as Sawk, Gurdurr, and Silvally-Ghost can capitalize on Rotom-F's ability to eliminate Pokemon like Palossand Qwilfish, Altaria, and Pyukumuku respectively while assisting Rotom-F by breaking Piloswine and Audino. Knock Off users such as the aforementioned Sawk and Gurdurr in addition to Shiftry and Centiskorch can cripple Rotom-F's checks such as Miltank and Centiskorch so that they are weakened for Rotom-F to sweep past.

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

Will-O-Wisp is a utility option that allows Rotom-F to cripple switch-ins such as Piloswine and Miltank. A Choice Scarf set allows Rotom-F to serve as a decent fast offensive pivot though it is quickly worn down by Stealth Rock chip which holds it back. A Choice Specs set gives Rotom-F immediate breaking power but is outclassed by Nasty Plot since Rotom-F is unable to switch between moves and lacks its Heavy-Duty Boots. Trick can be used on Choice Scarf or Choice Specs sets to cripple specially defensive walls that may try to switch into Rotom-F such as Audino, Type: Null, Galarian Stunfisk, and Ferroseed.

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

**Specially Defensive Walls**: Specially Defensive Pokemon such as Audino, Type: Null, and Galarian-Stunfisk all take little damage from Rotom-F's unboosted attacks, only being threatened after a Nasty Plot boost. Audino is able to cripple Rotom-F with Knock Off or Toxic while Type: Null is able to safely bring in an offensive threat such as Lycanroc Rapidash thanks to U-Turn. Galarian-Stunfisk is able to block Rotom-F's Volt Switch, halting its momentum. Audino and Galarian-Stunfisk can become overwhelmed by Nasty Plot Rotom-F however, being 2HKOd by Thunderbolt and Blizzard respectively after a boost.

**Bulky Attackers**: Bulky attackers such as Gurdurr, Centiskorch, and Magneton can tank unboosted hits and threaten to KO Rotom-F back.

**Revenge Killers**: Revenge killers such as Kangaskan, Rapidash, and Choice Scarf Sawk all outspeed and threaten to OHKO Rotom-F.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[ S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074 ], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]

good job qc 2/2
Ty, implemented!
 

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[SET]
name: Offensive Pivot
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Volt Switch
move 3: Defog
move 4: Pain Split
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Rotom-F serves as a decent offensive pivot and Defogger with its access to STAB Blizzard + Volt Switch, allowing it to pressure common entry hazard setters such as Rhydon and Qwilfish. This gives Rotom-F a valuable niche as a Defogger over more passive Defoggers like Rotom-S or and Altaria for example. Unfortunately, certain entry hazard setters, such as Ferroseed, Piloswine, and Galarian Stunfisk,(AC) are able to withstand Roton-F's Rotom-F's attacks,(RC) with the latter two also being immune to Volt Switch,(RC) severely hindering Rotom-F's and severely hinder its ability to Defog reliably,(AC) with the latter two also being immune to Volt Switch. Additionally, Rotom-F competes with other Defoggers such as Articuno and Cramorant,(AC) that which offer more defensive utility. Pain Split gives Rotom-F a form of recovery, taking advantage of switch-ins like Audino and Type: Null.

Rotom-F is able to form effective VoltTurn cores with the likes of Wishiwashi, Silvally-Ground, and Cinccino. Fire-types such as Centiskorch can be problematic for Rotom-F,(AC) so partners such as Altaria pair well with it. Inversely,(RC) Centiskorch also pairs well with Rotom-F, appreciating its ability to break down their checks such as Altaria, Poliwrath, and Rotom-S. (Are alteria and poli rotom checks??) In return, Centiskorch can handle Frosmoth and threaten Galarian Stunfisk and Ferroseed. Pokemon such as Cofagrigus, Qwilfish, and Garbodor are able to check offensive threats such as Sawk, Kangaskan, and Rapidash. These Pokemon also appreciate Rotom-F's Defog support,(AC) as they lack reliable recovery.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Blizzard
move 2: Thunderbolt
move 3: Defog
move 4: Pain Split / Substitute
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

A nearly unresisted STAB attack combination alongside Nasty Plot makes Rotom-F a potent stallbreaker. Nasty Plot allows Rotom-F to boost its way past walls that would typically check it break through checks such as Audino and Galarian Stunfisk. Substitute can be used over Pain Split to allow Rotom-F to avoid being crippled by Toxic or Knock Off from the likes of Audino, Ferroseed, and Clefairy as well as while also preventing Rotom-F from being revenge killed by the likes of foes like Lycanroc(remove/replace).

Entry hazard support allows Rotom-F to weaken checks such as Type:(space) Null. Stealth Rock setters such as Palossand(remove/replace) and Ferroseed pair well with Rotom-F. Qwilfish and Garbodor can set Spikes or Toxic Spikes while simultaneously checking Fighting-types like Sawk. Physical wallbreakers such as Sawk, Gurdurr, and Silvally-Ghost assist Rotom-F by dealing with Piloswine and Audino and can capitalize on Rotom-F's its ability to eliminate Pokemon like Palossand(remove/replace), Altaria, and Pyukumuku respectively while assisting Rotom-F by breaking Piloswine and Audino. Knock Off users such as the aforementioned Sawk and Gurdurr in addition to Shiftry and Centiskorch,(AC) as well as the aforementioned Sawk and Gurdurr,(AC) can cripple Rotom-F's checks such as Miltank and Centiskorch,(AC) so that they're weakened for Rotom-F to sweep past allowing Rotom-F to break through them.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Will-O-Wisp is a utility option that allows Rotom-F to cripple switch-ins such as Piloswine and Miltank. A Choice Scarf set allows Rotom-F to serve as a decent fast offensive pivot though it is quickly worn down by Stealth Rock chip which holds it back. A Choice Specs set gives Rotom-F immediate breaking power but is outclassed by Nasty Plot since Rotom-F is unable to switch between moves and lacks its Heavy-Duty Boots. Choice Scarf turns Rotom-F into a decent fast offensive pivot, although it is quickly worn down by its vulnerability to Stealth Rock. A set with Choice Specs gives Rotom-F immediate wallbreaking power, but it is outclassed by the Nasty Plot set due to Rotom-F being unable to switch moves and lacking Heavy-Duty Boots. Trick can be used on Choice Scarf or and Choice Specs sets to cripple specially defensive walls that may try to switch into Rotom-F,(AC) such as Audino, Type: Null, Galarian Stunfisk, and Ferroseed.

Checks and Counters
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**Specially Defensive Walls**: Specially defensive(lowercase) Pokemon such as Audino, Type: Null, and Galarian-Stunfisk Galarian Stunfisk all take little damage from Rotom-F's unboosted attacks,(RC) only being threatened after a Nasty Plot boost.(I removed this part since u elaborated on it in the finishing sentence) Audino is able to cripple Rotom-F with Knock Off or Toxic,(AC) while Type: Null is able to safely bring in an offensive threat such as Lycanroc(remove/replace) thanks to with U-Turn. Galarian-Stunfisk Galarian Stunfisk is able to block Rotom-F's Volt Switch, halting its momentum. Audino and Galarian-Stunfisk can become overwhelmed by Nasty Plot Rotom-F however, being 2HKOd by Thunderbolt and Blizzard respectively after a boost. However, Audino and Galarian Stunfisk can be overwhelmed by Nasty Plot Rotom-F and are 2HKOed by Thunderbolt and Blizzard, respectively, after a boost.

**Bulky Attackers**: Bulky attackers such as Centiskorch and Gurdurr can tank unboosted hits and threaten to KO Rotom-F back.

**Revenge Killers**: Revenge killers such as Kangaskan, Rapidash, and Choice Scarf Sawk all outspeed and threaten to OHKO Rotom-F.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[ S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074 ], [username2, userid2]] - Add [5gen, 296755]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
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