LC rowlet

zizalith

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[OVERVIEW]
Rowlet's terrible stats do not let it perform as an effective sweeper or wallbreaker; it's too slow, weak, and frail to take advantage of its useful offensive Grass / Flying typing and its access to Swords Dance. Its typing, while decent offensively, is extremely weak defensively and does not allow Rowlet to set up on almost any common Pokemon in LC. As such, Rowlet finds itself both offensively and defensively outclassed by Flying-types such as Vullaby and Rufflet and Grass-types like Snivy and Foongus, leaving it with no viable niche to justify ever putting it on a team.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Brave Bird
move 3: Leaf Blade
move 4: Sucker Punch
item: Life Orb / Berry Juice
ability: Overgrow
nature: Jolly
evs: 236 Atk / 36 SpD / 180 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Rowlet should set up on Pokemon it forces out such as Mienfoo and Tirtouga and attempt to sweep once the opposing team is sufficiently weakened. Rowlet's Grass-type STAB attack in Leaf Blade can let it bypass a common Flying-type check in Tirtouga, although the utility or offensive prowess of other Flying-types like Vullaby and Doduo is much more useful and viable.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[zizalith,410251]]
- Quality checked by: [[Fiend,208173], [Merritt,213064]]
- Grammar checked by: [[deetah,297659]]
 
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[OVERVIEW]
It's Its typing, while decent offensively, is extremely weak defensively and does not allow Rowlet to set up of almost any common Pokemon in LC.

[SET]
drop roost

[SET COMMENTS]
fine

qc 1/2
 

Merritt

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meant to do this ages ago sorry

[OVERVIEW]
good

[SET]
Slash BJ after LO, it doesn't mean too much but it's still a decent alternative that lets Rowlet get off the SD a little easier and not commit suicide immediately after using Brave Bird while rocks are up.

[SET COMMENTS]
Tirt isn't really common anymore, just go with general 'Rock-types' here.

[CREDITS]
good

2/2
 

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GP 1/1

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[OVERVIEW]
Rowlet's terrible stats do not let it perform as an effective sweeper or wallbreaker; it's too slow, weak, and frail to take advantage of its useful offensive Grass / Flying typing and its access to Swords Dance. Its typing, while decent offensively, is extremely weak defensively and does not allow Rowlet to set up on almost any common Pokemon in LC. As such, Rowlet finds itself both offensively and defensively outclassed by Flying-types such as Vullaby and Rufflet and Grass-types like Snivy and Foongus, leaving it with no viable niche to justify ever putting it on a team.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Brave Bird
move 3: Leaf Blade
move 4: Sucker Punch
item: Life Orb / Berry Juice
ability: Overgrow
nature: Jolly
evs: 236 Atk / 36 SpD / 180 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Rowlet should set up on Pokemon it forces out such as Mienfoo and Tirtouga and attempt to sweep once the opposing team is sufficiently weakened. Rowlet's unique Grass-type STAB attack in Leaf Blade can let it bypass a common Flying-type check in Tirtouga, although the utility or offensive prowess of other Flying-types like Vullaby and Doduo is much more useful and viable.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[zizalith,410251]]
- Quality checked by: [[Fiend,208173], [Merritt,213064]]
- Grammar checked by: [[,]]
 

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