Doubles Rotom-W

BloodAce0107

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[OVERVIEW]

Rotom-W carves a niche in the metagame thanks to its solid defensive typing and ability, Levitate, allowing Rotom-W to function as a check to threats such as Landorus-T, Mega Metagross, and Victini. Utility moves such as Will-O-Wisp and Thunder Wave are useful, as they enable Rotom-W to cripple foes to support its teammates. Decent typing and bulk coupled with Volt Switch enable Rotom-W to function as a bulky pivot. While Rotom-W's typing is quite good defensively, its STAB combination leaves it walled by Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Amoongus. Rotom-W also has poor HP and Speed stats and is overwhelmed by powerful wallbreakers such as Kyurem-B and Deoxys-A.

[SET]
name: Bulky Support
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Volt Switch / Thunderbolt
move 3: Will-O-Wisp / Thunder Wave
move 4: Protect
item: Wiki Berry
ability: Levitate
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 112 Def / 76 SpA / 68 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Hydro Pump is Rotom-W's primary STAB move and allows it to deal heavy damage to the likes of Landorus-T and Incineroar. Volt Switch lets Rotom-W generate momentum and pivot out of Pokemon that threaten it such as Amoonguss. Thunderbolt allows Rotom-W to more efficiently check Water-types such as Tapu Fini and Volcanion. Will-O-Wisp enables Rotom-W to cripple physical attackers such as Tapu Bulu, Kartana, and Zygarde that can otherwise switch in for free. Alternatively, Thunder Wave can be used to cripple faster Pokemon such as Deoxys-A and Genesect. Protect allows Rotom-W to scout for attacks and stall out field effects. Ally Switch enables Rotom-W to switch positions with its teammates and tank hits for them. Electroweb is an alternative form of speed control that allows Rotom-W to bypass Taunt.

Set Details
========

The given EV spread enables Rotom-W to survive Mega Metagross's Zen Headbutt boosted by Psychic Terrain. It also guarantees that Rotom-W's Wiki Berry will activate when it's hit by Life Orb Tapu Lele's Psychic or Choice Band Tyranitar's Stone Edge. The investment in Special Attack allows Rotom-W to always OHKO offensive Landorus-T. When using Rotom-W on a Tailwind team, you should move 12 Special Defense EVs into Speed in order to outspeed Choice Scarf Landorus-T under Tailwind. Alternatively, 48 Speed EVs enable Rotom-W to outspeed all Deoxys-A sets under Tailwind. Wiki Berry restores 50% of Rotom-W's HP when low, giving it substantially more longevity.

Usage Tips
========

Rotom-W should be used to switch into opposing threats such as Water- and Flying-types in order to deal damage or cripple foes with a status condition. Rotom-W should pivot on or switch out of opposing Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Amoonguss. Rotom-W can utilize Volt Switch early- to mid-game to generate momentum. Rotom-W should use Ally Switch in order to tank Water-, Ice-, and Flying-type moves for its teammates as well as to avoid Grass-type attacks. Rotom-W should be conserved if it needs to check certain threats on your opponent's team such as Mega Metagross.

Team Options
========

Rotom-W should be primary used on bulky offense builds. Ground-types such as Landorus-T and Zygarde make for solid partners, as Rotom-W can sponge Water- and Ice-type coverage moves such as Volcanion's Steam Eruption and Mega Metagross's Ice Punch for them. Ground-types are also able to fire off Earthquake freely while Rotom-W is on the field. Steel-types such as Mega Metagross and Aegislash pair well with Rotom-W, as they resist Grass- and Dragon-type moves for Rotom-W. In return, Rotom-W is able to resist Fire- and Ground-type attacks that target these Pokemon. Rotom-W appreciates Pokemon who can deal with Grass-types, and Fire-types such as Mega Charizard Y and Incineroar do this well. Frail attackers such as Kartana and Genesect appreciate Rotom-W's ability to tank attacks with Ally Switch and being brought in safely with Volt Switch. Pokemon with poor Defense such as Deoxys-A appreciate Will-O-Wisp support, while Pokemon with low Speed such as Mega Scizor appreciate Rotom-W's Thunder Wave.

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

A Choice Scarf set can be used as an offensive pivot, but Rotom-W's mediocre offensive stats and Speed prevent it from performing this role effectively. Waterium Z can be used to give Rotom-W a strong, perfectly accurate Water-type move and help offset its poor damage output. Toxic allows Rotom-W to cripple Pokemon that would otherwise check it such as Chansey and Gastrodon.

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

**Grass-types**: Grass-types such as Amoonguss are able to easily tank any attack Rotom-W can throw at them. Other Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Kartana heavily threaten Rotom-W but cannot safely switch into Will-O-Wisp.

**Dragon-types**: Dragon-types such as Kyurem-B and Mega Latias resist both of Rotom-W's STAB moves and can fire back at it with their powerful attacks; however, both of these Pokemon dislike being crippled by Thunder Wave. Kyurem-B is able to bypass Rotom-W's Levitate with Teravolt, allowing it to hit it with Earth Power for super effective damage, while Calm Mind Mega Latias is able to use Rotom-W as setup bait.

**Gastrodon**: Gastrodon completely walls Rotom-W due to its typing and ability Storm Drain and is able to cripple it with status.

**Strong Attackers**: Strong attackers such as Deoxys-A and Tapu Koko are able to break through Rotom-W with ease, since Rotom-W's bulk isn't particularly great.

**Toxic**: Pokemon such as Chansey, Aegislash, and Gastrodon are able to tank Rotom-W's attacks and cripple it with Toxic, severely limiting its longevity.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[MajorBowman, 188164], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Estronic, 240732], [Fireflame479, 231476]]
 
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[OVERVIEW]
  • Rotom-W carves a niche in the metagame thanks to its solid defensive typing and ability Levitate, allowing Rotom-W can function as a check to threats such as Landorus-T and Victini. Mega Metagross is a notable mention too.
  • Utility moves such as Will-O-Wisp and Thunder Wave are useful as they enable Rotom-W to cripple opponents to support its teammates.
  • Mention that access to Volt Switch coupled with decent typing & bulk makes Rotom-W a nice pivot.
  • However, Rotom has poor HP and Speed stats and is overwhelmed by powerful wallbreakers such as Kyurem-B and Tapu Bulu.
  • While Rotom's typing is quite good defensively, its STAB combination leaves it walled by Grass- or Dragon-types write some examples.
[SET]
name: Bulky Support
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Volt Switch
move 3: Will-O-Wisp / Thunder Wave
move 4: Ally Switch
item: Wiki Berry
ability: Levitate
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 112 Def / 76 SpA / 68 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
  • Hydro Pump is Rotom-W's primary STAB move and allows it to OHKO Hydro Pump doesn't OHKO bulky Landorus-T, so replace OHKO with smth like "deal heavy damage to". Landorus-T and Diancie-Mega. Mention Incineroar, it's a lot more relevant target.
  • Volt Switch allows Rotom-W to generate momentum and pivot out of Pokemon that threaten it such as Amoongus.
  • Will-O-Wisp enables Rotom-W to cripple physical attackers such as Tapu Bulu, Kartana, and Mega Scizor who can otherwise switch in for free.
  • Alternatively Thunder Wave can be used to cripple faster Pokemon such as Deoxys-A and Mega Latias.
  • Ally Switch enables Rotom-W to switch position with and tank hits for its teammates.
Set Details
========
  • The given EV spread enables Rotom-W to survive any hit from Metagross-Mega. This even includes Zen Headbutt boosted by Psychic Terrain. Don't mention "any hit", just say that Rotom-W with the given EV spread survives Psychic Terrain-boosted Zen Headbutt from Mega Metagross.
  • It also guarentees that Rotom-W's Wiki Berry will activate when hit by Life Orb Tapu Lele's Psychic or by Choice Band Tyranitar's Stone Edge.
  • The investment in Special Attack allows Rotom-W to always OHKO offensive Landorus-T.
  • When using Rotom-W on a Tailwind team, you should move 12 Special Defense IVs into Speed in order to outspeed Choice Scarf Landorus under Tailwind. Alternatively 48 Speed IVs enable Rotom-W to outspeed all Deoxys-A spreads under Tailwind.
  • Talk about what Wiki Berry does for Rotom.
Usage Tips
========
  • Rotom-W should be primary used on Bulky Offense builds. Move this bullet to Team Options
  • Rotom-W should be used to switch into opposing threats such as Ground- and Flying-types in order to deal damage or cripple the opponent with a status condition.
  • Rotom-W should pivot or switch out of opposing Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu.
  • Make a point about how Rotom-W can spam Volt Switch early-to-mid-game to obtain & maintain momentum.
  • Rotom-W should use Ally Switch in order to tank Water-, Ice-, and Flying- type moves for its teammates. Ally Switch can be used to avoid a Grass-type attack too.
  • Rotom-W should be conserved if the opponent still has threats such as Swords Dance it doesn't exist in Doubles. Just write "offensive Landorus-T" Landorus-T as they can be an issue if Rotom-W is taken out or heavily chipped. too many words.
Team Options
========
  • Ground-types such as Landorus-T add one-two more examples make for solid partners as Rotom-W can sponge Water- and Ice-type coverage moves such as Metagross-Mega's Ice Punch. Ground-types are also able to fire off Earthquake freely while Rotom-W is on the field.
  • Steel-types such as Metagross-Mega and Aegislash pair well with Rotom-W as they resist Grass- and Dragon-type moves for Rotom-W. In return, Rotom-W is able to resist Fire- and Ground- type attacks that target these Pokemon.
  • Fire-types such as Mega Charizard Y add one-two more examples are able to take out opposing Grass-types that threaten Rotom-W.
  • Talk about frail attackers that appreciate Rotom-W's Ally Switch & Volt Switch. Also Pokemon with mediocre Defense or Speed enjoy Rotom-W's Will-O-Wisp or Thunder Wave, respectively.
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
  • A Choice Scarf can be used as an offensive pivot but Rotom-W mediocre offensive stats and speed prevent it from performing this role effectively.
  • Mention Electroweb as an option over Thunder Wave that isn't shutted down by Taunt. I guess Thunderbolt over Volt Switch can be mentioned too for more damage output but Volt Switch's utility is generally preferred.
Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types**: Grass-types such as Amoongus are able to easily tank any attack Rotom-W can throw at it. Other Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Kartana heavily threaten Rotom-W but can not safely switch into it Will-O-Wisp.

**Dragon-types**: Dragon-types such as Kyurem-B and Latias-Mega resist both of Rotom-W's STAB moves and can fire back at Rotom-W with their powerful attacks, however both of these Pokemon dislike being crippled by Thunder Wave. Kyurem-B is especially notable as it is able to bypass Rotom-W's Levitate with Teravolt, allowing it to hit it with Earth Power for super effective damage.

Gastrodon should be mentioned here because it completely walls Rotom-W because of its typing & ability. Also talk about strong attacks from the likes of Aegislash and Deoxys-A; since Rotom-W's bulk isn't particularly great, they'll hurt Rotom-W a lot.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[name, ID], [name, ID]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, ID], [name, ID]]
check in the quote. Also more of a grammar note: Mega Evolutions in the analyses should be written about as "Mega *mon*", not as "*mon*-Mega".
 
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MajorBowman

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My comments on Egor's post are in green, if i don't talk about a certain point then assume I agree with Egor. I added some of my own comments in there too.

[OVERVIEW]
  • Rotom-W carves a niche in the metagame thanks to its solid defensive typing and ability Levitate, allowing Rotom-W can function as a check to threats such as Landorus-T and Victini. Mega Metagross is a notable mention too.
  • Utility moves such as Will-O-Wisp and Thunder Wave are useful as they enable Rotom-W to cripple opponents to support its teammates.
  • Mention that access to Volt Switch coupled with decent typing & bulk makes Rotom-W a nice pivot.
  • However, Rotom has poor HP and Speed stats and is overwhelmed by powerful wallbreakers such as Kyurem-B and Tapu Bulu.
  • While Rotom's typing is quite good defensively, its STAB combination leaves it walled by Grass- or Dragon-types write some examples.
  • Not all dragons wall Rotom, Rotom is a pretty good check to mega mence. I'd probably switch up the last 2 bullets and say Rotom is overwhelmed by powerful wallbreakers like Kyurem and Deoxys-A, then just say it's pretty heavily walled by grass types like Bulu and Amoonguss
[SET]
name: Bulky Support
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Volt Switch / Thunderbolt
move 3: Will-O-Wisp / Thunder Wave
move 4: Protect / Ally Switch
item: Wiki Berry
ability: Levitate
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 112 Def / 76 SpA / 68 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
  • Hydro Pump is Rotom-W's primary STAB move and allows it to OHKO Hydro Pump doesn't OHKO bulky Landorus-T, so replace OHKO with smth like "deal heavy damage to". Landorus-T and Diancie-Mega. Mention Incineroar, it's a lot more relevant target.
  • Volt Switch allows Rotom-W to generate momentum and pivot out of Pokemon that threaten it such as Amoongus.
  • Will-O-Wisp enables Rotom-W to cripple physical attackers such as Tapu Bulu, Kartana, and Mega Scizor who can otherwise switch in for free.
  • Alternatively Thunder Wave can be used to cripple faster Pokemon such as Deoxys-A and Mega Latias.
  • Ally Switch enables Rotom-W to switch position with and tank hits for its teammates.
  • I think it's important to include Thunderbolt as a slashed move because it means you're a way more efficient check to water types - the increase in damage against targets like Fini is pretty notable
    • 76 SpA Rotom-Wash Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Fini: 174-206 (50.5 - 59.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • I also think Protect is more important than Ally Switch on Rotom sets and I'd honestly even remove Ally Switch from the set and just include it as a mention in the moves section (or even other options)
  • Electroweb deserves a mention here too, don't think it necessarily needs to be slashed but it's a pretty good speed control option
Set Details
========
  • The given EV spread enables Rotom-W to survive any hit from Metagross-Mega. This even includes Zen Headbutt boosted by Psychic Terrain. Don't mention "any hit", just say that Rotom-W with the given EV spread survives Psychic Terrain-boosted Zen Headbutt from Mega Metagross.
  • It also guarentees that Rotom-W's Wiki Berry will activate when hit by Life Orb Tapu Lele's Psychic or by Choice Band Tyranitar's Stone Edge.
  • The investment in Special Attack allows Rotom-W to always OHKO offensive Landorus-T.
  • When using Rotom-W on a Tailwind team, you should move 12 Special Defense IVs into Speed in order to outspeed Choice Scarf Landorus under Tailwind. Alternatively 48 Speed IVs enable Rotom-W to outspeed all Deoxys-A spreads under Tailwind.
  • Talk about what Wiki Berry does for Rotom.
Usage Tips
========
  • Rotom-W should be primary used on Bulky Offense builds. Move this bullet to Team Options.
  • Rotom-W should be used to switch into opposing threats such as Ground- and Flying-types in order to deal damage or cripple the opponent with a status condition.
  • Rotom-W should pivot or switch out of opposing Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Amoonguss (multiple examples is better than one).
  • Make a point about how Rotom-W can spam Volt Switch early- to mid-game to obtain & maintain momentum.
  • Rotom-W should use Ally Switch in order to tank Water-, Ice-, and Flying- type moves for its teammates. Ally Switch can be used to avoid a Grass-type attack too.
  • Rotom-W should be conserved if the opponent still has threats such as Swords Dance it doesn't exist in Doubles. Just write "offensive Landorus-T" Landorus-T as they can be an issue if Rotom-W is taken out or heavily chipped. too many words.
    • "offensive landorus-t" still can't touch Rotom, I'd rewrite this to say something more like "you should conserve rotom if you still need it to check a certain pokemon remaining on your opponents team"
Team Options
========
  • Ground-types such as Landorus-T add one-two more examples (like zygarde or excadrill) make for solid partners as Rotom-W can sponge Water- and Ice-type coverage moves such as Metagross-Mega's Ice Punch. Ground-types are also able to fire off Earthquake freely while Rotom-W is on the field.
  • Steel-types such as Metagross-Mega and Aegislash pair well with Rotom-W as they resist Grass- and Dragon-type moves for Rotom-W. In return, Rotom-W is able to resist Fire- and Ground- type attacks that target these Pokemon.
  • Fire-types such as Mega Charizard Y add one-two more examples (like incineroar or victini) are able to take out opposing Grass-types that threaten Rotom-W.
  • Talk about frail attackers that appreciate Rotom-W's Ally Switch & Volt Switch. Also Pokemon with mediocre Defense or Speed enjoy Rotom-W's Will-O-Wisp or Thunder Wave, respectively.
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
  • A Choice Scarf can be used as an offensive pivot but Rotom-W mediocre offensive stats and speed prevent it from performing this role effectively.
  • Mention Electroweb as an option over Thunder Wave that isn't shut down by Taunt. I guess Thunderbolt over Volt Switch can be mentioned too for more damage output but Volt Switch's utility is generally preferred.
    • Wrote my bit about both of these moves in the moves section before seeing this. I absolutely think Thunderbolt should be slashed and covered under moves but I think it's fine if Electroweb stays in OO
  • Waterium Z can give Rotom a strong, perfectly accurate water move and help to offset its poor damage output
  • Rotom could run Toxic in its status slot to cripple would-be checks like Chansey and Gastrodon
Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types**: Grass-types such as Amoonguss are able to easily tank any attack Rotom-W can throw at it. Other Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Kartana heavily threaten Rotom-W but can not safely switch into it Will-O-Wisp.

**Dragon-types**: Dragon-types such as Kyurem-B and Latias-Mega resist both of Rotom-W's STAB moves and can fire back at Rotom-W with their powerful attacks, however both of these Pokemon dislike being crippled by Thunder Wave. Kyurem-B is especially notable as it is able to bypass Rotom-W's Levitate with Teravolt, allowing it to hit it with Earth Power for super effective damage. Mention that Rotom is setup bait for CM Latias

Gastrodon should be mentioned here because it completely walls Rotom-W because of its typing & ability. Also talk about strong attacks from the likes of Aegislash and Deoxys-A; since Rotom-W's bulk isn't particularly great, they'll hurt Rotom-W a lot.
Don't really agree with Aegislash here, could mention Tapu Lele or Tapu Koko alongside Deoxys though

Toxic also deserves a mention here - for a pokemon like Rotom that relies on its bulk, Toxic is pretty crippling. Toxic users can include Chansey, Aegislash, or Gastrodon


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[MajorBowman, 188164], [name, ID]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, ID], [name, ID]]
Feel free to post here/@ me on discord for any clarification. Implement and I'll check again for 1/2
 

BloodAce0107

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My comments on Egor's post are in green, if i don't talk about a certain point then assume I agree with Egor. I added some of my own comments in there too.



Feel free to post here/@ me on discord for any clarification. Implement and I'll check again for 1/2
Ty both, implemented.
 

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  • [Moves] Just a couple nitpicks: Zygarde should get mentioned when you talk about Wisp, probably over Scizor; for TWave, Genesect would be a better choice than Mega Latias since it's more dependent on being fast to do its job
  • [Set Details] When you talk about the Speed benchmarks, that should be EVs not IVs
  • [Usage Tips] I'm not a huge fan of mentioning Ground-types as things to switch in on - Zygarde walls and KOes non-Wisp sets and Gastrodon can largely ignore any Rotom-W set. Instead, I'd list Water-types with Flying-types.
  • [Team Options] Genesect is probably a better teammate to mention than Tapu Koko when you're talking about frailer mons
  • [Team Options] When you talk about Fire-types beating Grass-types for Rotom-W, I'd phrase it more like "good to beat Grass-types -> fire-types do this well", which leaves the door open for the reader to use other checks to Grass-types
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[OVERVIEW]

Rotom-W carves a niche in the metagame thanks to its solid defensive typing and ability, (AC) Levitate, allowing Rotom-W can to function as a check to threats such as Landorus-T, Mega Metagross, and Victini. Utility moves such as Will-O-Wisp and Thunder Wave are useful, (AC) as they enable Rotom-W to cripple opponents foes to support its teammates. A decent typing and bulk coupled with Volt Switch enable Rotom-W to function as a bulky pivot. While Rotom-W's typing is quite good defensively, its STAB combination leaves it walled by Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Amoongus. Rotom-W also has poor HP and Speed stats and is overwhelmed by powerful wallbreakers such as Kyurem-B and Deoxys-A.

[SET]
name: Bulky Support
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Volt Switch / Thunderbolt
move 3: Will-O-Wisp / Thunder Wave
move 4: Protect
item: Wiki Berry
ability: Levitate
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 112 Def / 76 SpA / 68 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Hydro Pump is Rotom-W's primary STAB move and allows it to deal heavy damage to the likes of Landorus-T and Incineroar. Volt Switch allows Rotom-W to generate momentum and pivot out of Pokemon that threaten it such as Amoonguss. Thunderbolt allows Rotom-W to more efficiently check Water-types such as Tapu Fini and Volcanion. Will-O-Wisp enables Rotom-W to cripple physical attackers such as Tapu Bulu, Kartana, and Zygarde who that can otherwise switch in for free. Alternatively, (AC) Thunder Wave can be used to cripple faster Pokemon such as Deoxys-A and Genesect. Protect allows Rotom-W to scout for attacks and stall out field effects. Ally Switch enables Rotom-W to switch positions with its teammate and tank hits for them its teammates. Electroweb is an alternative form of speed control that allows Rotom-W to bypass Taunt.

Set Details
========

The given EV spread enables Rotom-W to survive Mega Metagross's Zen Headbutt boosted by Psychic Terrain from Mega Metagross. It also guarentees guarantees that Rotom-W's Wiki Berry will activate when it's hit by Life Orb Tapu Lele's Psychic or by Choice Band Tyranitar's Stone Edge. The investment in Special Attack allows Rotom-W to always OHKO offensive Landorus-T. When using Rotom-W on a Tailwind team, you should move 12 Special Defense EVs into Speed in order to outspeed Choice Scarf Landorus under Tailwind. Alternatively, (AC) 48 Speed EVs enable Rotom-W to outspeed all Deoxys-A spreads under Tailwind. Wiki Berry restores 50% of Rotom-W's HP when low, giving it a substantially more longevity.

Usage Tips
========

Rotom-W should be used to switch into opposing threats such as Water- and Flying-types in order to deal damage or cripple the opponent foes with a status condition. Rotom-W should pivot on or switch out of opposing Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Amoonguss. Rotom-W can utilize Volt Switch early- to mid-game to generate momentum. Rotom-W should use Ally Switch in order to tank Water-, Ice-, and Flying-type moves for its teammates. Ally Switch also allows Rotom-W as well as to avoid Grass-type attacks. Rotom-W should be conserved if it needs to check certain threats on your opponent's (add apostrophe) team such as Mega Metagross.

Team Options
========

Rotom-W should be primary used on Bulky Offense bulky offense builds. Ground-types such as Landorus-T and Zygarde make for solid partners, (AC) as Rotom-W can sponge Water- and Ice-type coverage moves such as Mega Metagross's Ice Punch for them. Ground-types are also able to fire off Earthquake freely while Rotom-W is on the field. Steel-types such as Mega Metagross and Aegislash pair well with Rotom-W, (AC) as they resist Grass- and Dragon-type moves for Rotom-W. In return, Rotom-W is able to resist Fire- and Ground-type attacks that target these Pokemon. Rotom-W appreciates Pokemon who can deal with Grass-types, and Fire-types such as Mega Charizard Y and Incineroar do this well. Frail attackers such as Kartana and Genesect appreciate Rotom-W's ability to tank attacks with Ally Switch. They also appreciate and being brought in safely with Volt Switch. Pokemon with poor Defense such as Deoxys-A appreciate Will-O-Wisp support, (AC) while Pokemon with low Speed Mega Scizor (don't know what this means, looks like your missing a word so i suggest fixing it for clarity) appreciate Rotom-W's Thunder Wave.

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

A Choice Scarf set can be used as an offensive pivot, (AC) but Rotom-W's mediocre offensive stats and speed Speed prevent it from performing this role effectively. Waterium Z can be used to give Rotom-W a strong, perfectly accurate water Water-type move and to help to offset its poor damage output. Toxic allows Rotom-W to cripple Pokemon who that would otherwise check it such as Chansey and Gastrodon.

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

**Grass-types**: Grass-types such as Amoonguss are able to easily tank any attack Rotom-W can throw at it them. Other Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Kartana heavily threaten Rotom-W but can not safely switch into it Will-O-Wisp.

**Dragon-types**: Dragon-types such as Kyurem-B and Mega Latias resist both of Rotom-W's STAB moves and can fire back at Rotom-W it with their powerful attacks,; (comma -> semicolon) however, (AC) both of these Pokemon dislike being crippled by Thunder Wave. Kyurem-B is able to bypass Rotom-W's Levitate with Teravolt, allowing it to hit it with Earth Power for super effective damage, (AC) while Calm Mind Mega Latias is able to use Rotom-W as setup bait.

**Gastrodon**: Gastrodon completely walls Rotom-W due to its typing and ability Storm Drain and is able to cripple Rotom-W it with status.

**Strong Attackers**: Strong attackers such as Deoxys-A and Tapu Koko are able to break through Rotom-W with ease, (AC) since Rotom-W's bulk isn't particularly great.

**Toxic**: Pokemon such as Chansey, Aegislash, and Gastrodon are able to tank Rotom-W's attacks and cripple Rotom-W it with Toxic, severely limiting its longevity.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[MajorBowman, 188164], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, ID], [name, ID]]
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[OVERVIEW]

Rotom-W carves a niche in the metagame thanks to its solid defensive typing and ability, Levitate, allowing Rotom-W to function as a check to threats such as Landorus-T, Mega Metagross, and Victini. Utility moves such as Will-O-Wisp and Thunder Wave are useful, as they enable Rotom-W to cripple foes to support its teammates. A Decent typing and bulk coupled with Volt Switch enable Rotom-W to function as a bulky pivot. While Rotom-W's typing is quite good defensively, its STAB combination leaves it walled by Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Amoongus. Rotom-W also has poor HP and Speed stats and is overwhelmed by powerful wallbreakers such as Kyurem-B and Deoxys-A.

[SET]
name: Bulky Support
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Volt Switch / Thunderbolt
move 3: Will-O-Wisp / Thunder Wave
move 4: Protect
item: Wiki Berry
ability: Levitate
nature: Calm
evs: 252 HP / 112 Def / 76 SpA / 68 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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Hydro Pump is Rotom-W's primary STAB move and allows it to deal heavy damage to the likes of Landorus-T and Incineroar. Volt Switch allows lets (repetition) Rotom-W to generate momentum and pivot out of Pokemon that threaten it such as Amoonguss. Thunderbolt allows Rotom-W to more efficiently check Water-types such as Tapu Fini and Volcanion. Will-O-Wisp enables Rotom-W to cripple physical attackers such as Tapu Bulu, Kartana, and Zygarde that can otherwise switch in for free. Alternatively, Thunder Wave can be used to cripple faster Pokemon such as Deoxys-A and Genesect. Protect allows Rotom-W to scout for attacks and stall out field effects. Ally Switch enables Rotom-W to switch positions with its teammateand teammates and tank hits for them.(period) Electroweb is an alternative form of speed control that allows Rotom-W to bypass Taunt.

Set Details
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The given EV spread enables Rotom-W to survive Mega Metagross's Zen Headbutt boosted by Psychic Terrain. It also guarantees that Rotom-W's Wiki Berry will activate when it's hit by Life Orb Tapu Lele's Psychic or by Choice Band Tyranitar's Stone Edge. The investment in Special Attack allows Rotom-W to always OHKO offensive Landorus-T. When using Rotom-W on a Tailwind team, you should move 12 Special Defense EVs into Speed in order to outspeed Choice Scarf Landorus (I don't play DOU but just double check if you mean Landorus or Landorus-T) under Tailwind. Alternatively, 48 Speed EVs enable Rotom-W to outspeed all Deoxys-A spreads sets under Tailwind. Wiki Berry restores 50% of Rotom-W's HP when low, giving it substantially more longevity.

Usage Tips
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Rotom-W should be used to switch into opposing threats such as Water- and Flying-types in order to deal damage or cripple foes with a status condition. Rotom-W should pivot on or switch out of opposing Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Amoonguss. Rotom-W can utilize Volt Switch early- to mid-game to generate momentum. Rotom-W should use Ally Switch in order to tank Water-, Ice-, and Flying-type moves for its teammates as well as to avoid Grass-type attacks. Rotom-W should be conserved if it needs to check certain threats on your opponent's team such as Mega Metagross.

Team Options
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Rotom-W should be primary used on bulky offense builds. Ground-types such as Landorus-T and Zygarde make for solid partners, as Rotom-W can sponge Water- and Ice-type coverage moves such as (you should add an example of a Water move since you have an example of an Ice move) Mega Metagross's Ice Punch for them. Ground-types are also able to fire off Earthquake freely while Rotom-W is on the field. Steel-types such as Mega Metagross and Aegislash pair well with Rotom-W, as they resist Grass- and Dragon-type moves for Rotom-W. In return, Rotom-W is able to resist Fire- and Ground-type attacks that target these Pokemon. Rotom-W appreciates Pokemon who can deal with Grass-types,(AC) and Fire-types such as Mega Charizard Y and Incineroar do this well. Frail attackers such as Kartana and Genesect appreciate Rotom-W's ability to tank attacks with Ally Switch and being brought in safely with Volt Switch. Pokemon with poor Defense such as Deoxys-A appreciate Will-O-Wisp support, while Pokemon with low Speed such as Mega Scizor appreciate Rotom-W's Thunder Wave.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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A Choice Scarf set can be used as an offensive pivot, but Rotom-W's mediocre offensive stats and Speed prevent it from performing this role effectively. Waterium Z can be used to give Rotom-W a strong, perfectly accurate Water-type move and to help offset its poor damage output. Toxic allows Rotom-W to cripple Pokemon that would otherwise check it such as Chansey and Gastrodon.

Checks and Counters
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**Grass-types**: Grass-types such as Amoonguss are able to easily tank any attack Rotom-W can throw at them. Other Grass-types such as Tapu Bulu and Kartana heavily threaten Rotom-W but can not cannot safely switch into Will-O-Wisp.

**Dragon-types**: Dragon-types such as Kyurem-B and Mega Latias resist both of Rotom-W's STAB moves and can fire back at it with their powerful attacks; (remove extra space) however, both of these Pokemon dislike being crippled by Thunder Wave. Kyurem-B is able to bypass Rotom-W's Levitate with Teravolt, allowing it to hit it with Earth Power for super effective damage, while Calm Mind Mega Latias is able to use Rotom-W as setup bait.

**Gastrodon**: Gastrodon completely walls Rotom-W due to its typing and ability Storm Drain and is able to cripple it with status.

**Strong Attackers**: Strong attackers such as Deoxys-A and Tapu Koko are able to break through Rotom-W with ease, since Rotom-W's bulk isn't particularly great.

**Toxic**: Pokemon such as Chansey, Aegislash, and Gastrodon are able to tank Rotom-W's attacks and cripple it with Toxic, severely limiting its longevity. (there was a bunch of stuff that was still bolded from the last GP check)

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[BloodAce, 435539]]
- Quality checked by: [[MajorBowman, 188164], [talkingtree, 232101]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Estronic, 240732], [name, ID]]
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