Monotype Scizor (Bug) [QC 2/2] [GP 1/1]

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Mihowk

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[SET]
name: Setup Sweeper (Bug)
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Bullet Punch
move 3: Dual Wingbeat
move 4: Knock Off / Superpower
item: Life Orb
ability: Technician
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its decent bulk, its access to Swords Dance, and the many resistances given by its Steel typing, Scizor can act as a threatening setup sweeper for Bug-type teams. Swords Dance allows Scizor to boost its Attack to high levels and become a dangerous setup sweeper in many matchups such as Fairy and Poison. Bullet Punch is a great priority STAB move boosted by Technician that lets Scizor pressure faster threats like Terrakion and allows it to clean late-game; in addition, Bullet Punch helps greatly in the Fairy matchup, as Scizor can take care of Pokemon like Togekiss, Belly Drum Azumarill, and Galarian Weezing, especially after a Swords Dance boost. Dual Wingbeat is a strong move boosted by Technician that greatly helps against defensive Poison-types like Toxapex and Amoonguss. Knock Off is a utility move used to punish switch-ins like Galarian Corsola and Toxapex or common defensive Normal-types like Chansey and Porygon2. Alternatively, Superpower can be used to hit Steel- and Normal-types like Excadrill, Ferrothorn, Duraludon, and Porygon2 hard, which can otherwise be hard for Bug teams to handle. Scizor should seek opportunities to set up against passive Pokemon that do not threaten it such as Bronzong, and it should be used mid- or late-game once its checks and counters like Skarmory are taken out or weakened enough. Maximum Attack investment in combination with an Adamant nature and Life Orb allows Scizor to maximize its damage output. 252 EVs in Speed allow it to outspeed faster threats like Indeedee-M and Urshifu-S when Sticky Web is up.

All of Scizor's teammates appreciate its ability to threaten weakened Pokemon with Bullet Punch. Galvantula and Araquanid are able to set Sticky Web, allowing Scizor to threaten faster Pokemon like Urshifu-S, Indeedee-M, and Drapion that are less vulnerable to Bullet Punch. Galvantula can also be used to improve the matchup against Flying- and Water-type teams and threaten most Defoggers such as Mandibuzz and Mantine. On the other hand, Araquanid can switch into Fire-type moves directed at Scizor thanks to its Water typing in combination with its ability Water Bubble; it can also use Magic Coat to bounce back very annoying Spikes against Steel, Grass, and Fairy teams. Volcarona forms a great offensive core with Scizor, as the former can cover a variety of matchups, including Electric, for Scizor and can also take care of Steel-types that check Scizor like Skarmory and Corviknight. In return, Scizor can deal with Rock- and Normal-types such as Tyranitar, Chansey, and Snorlax that Volcarona struggles against. Choice Scarf Heracross is a good partner to handle faster Fire-types like opposing Volcarona and Cinderace, and it helps Scizor against Steel and Rock teams with Close Combat. Heracross also appreciates Scizor's ability to weaken opposing teams so that it can act as a deadly sweeper late-game. Finally, Scolipede is also a good teammate, as it helps in the Fairy-type matchup and can use its coverage moves like Earthquake and Rock Slide to hit Steel- and Fire-types like Cobalion and Salazzle.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mihowk, 461046]]
- Bug analysis by: [[Mihowk, 461046]]
- Quality checked by: [[Decem, 362454], [Harpp, 320110]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Milak, 262594]]
 
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[SET]
name: Setup Sweeper (Bug)
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Bullet Punch
move 3: Knock Off
move 4: Dual Wingbeat / Superpower Dual Wingbeat imo should be slashed before Superpower because Bug has other tools to beat down Dark and Steel. Dual Wingbeat is a powerful attack that greatly helps against Normal and Poison defensive cores.
item: Life Orb
ability: Technician
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its Steel typing, that offers a neutrality to Flying move and a resistance to a lot of types, a great bulk, and its access to Swords Dance, Scizor can act as a threatening setup sweeper for Bug-type teams. I would reword this after taking out the above, Scizor is gonna be switching into too many attacks, and the start of the sentence is fluff, as it does help color a picture of what Scizor does unlike the latter of Scizor that describes Scizor perfectly. Swords Dance is the premier move in this set and allows Scizor to boost its Attack to high levels. I think we need more about how Swords Dance allows Scizor to become a dangerous sweeper, because how it is written right now does not add much, make it like Swords Dance allows Scizor to boost its Attack and become a dangerous setup sweeper in the Fairy- and the Poison-type matchup. Bullet Punch is a great priority STAB move boosted by Technician, that lets Scizor cleaning the opposing team during the late-game and makes it difficult to revenge kill. I would go into a bit more detail here, saying Bullet Punch helps greatly in the Fairy-type matchup as x2 Scizor can sweep and take care of dangerous threats like Togekiss. Knock Off is a utility move used to remove items from Pokemon which can switch in on Scizor like Mantine and Toxapex, or common defensive Normal-type like Chansey and Porygon2. I would also mention how it can help knock off can help against Psychic-types. Superpower is used to hit hard Steel- and Rock-types like Excadrill and Tyranitar, which can be otherwise hard for Bug-type teams to handle, and for breaking through defensive Normal core composed of walls aforementioned. Scizor should seek opportunities to set up against passive Pokemon that do not threaten it such as Bronzong, and it should be used mid- or late-game once its checks and counters like Skarmory and Toxapex are taken out or weakened enough. Maximum investments in Attack e Speed allow Scizor to hit as hard and fast as possible, while an Adamant nature alongside Life Orb allows it to maximize its damage output.

All of Scizor's teammates appreciate its ability to threaten weakened Pokemon with its priority move. Volcarona is a great teammate, as it can take care of Steel-types that check Scizor like Skarmory and Corviknight. In return, Scizor can use Bullet Punch and Superpower to deal with Rock-types such as Tyranitar for Volcarona. Choice Scarf Heracross is a good partner to handle faster Fire-types like opposing Volcarona and Cinderace, and it helps Scizor against Steel- and Rock-type with Close Combat. I feel like examples are needed to explain what Pokemon on these types Heracross can deal with. Heracross also appreciate Scizor's ability to weaken opposing teams so it can act as a deadly sweeper during the late-game. Shuckle I find it hard to fit Shuckle into my teams, because of how passive it is and Stealth Rock is not as good this gen, wouldn't make it a nesscaily and Araquanid are able to set Sticky Web to slow down the opposing team, making Scizor harder to deal with. The former also can set Stealth Rock, giving Scizor more opportunity to get a KO, while the latter can use Mirror Magic Coat to bounce back opposing entry hazard. mirror coat is the move that returns spa attacks for double damage, magic coat is the one you were trying to mention. I would also mention how Ara can threaten Fire-types for Scizor because of its Water-typing. Finally, Galvantula can be used both to improve the matchup against Flying- and Water-type teams and to threaten most of Deffogers Defog users such as Mandibuzz and Mantine.i would also add Scolipede as it greatly helps in the Fairy matchup and can use eq + rock slide to help against Steel and Fire types like Cobailon and Salazzle.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mihowk, 461046]]
- Bug analysis by: [[Mihowk, 461046]]
- Quality checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>]]
 

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[SET]
name: Setup Sweeper (Bug)
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Bullet Punch
move 3: Dual Wingbeat
move 4: Knock Off / Superpower
item: Life Orb
ability: Technician
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

Dual Wingbeat is essential to beat Toxapex; you're using either Knock Off or Superpower in the last slot

[SET COMMENTS]
"Swords Dance is the premier move in this set and allows Scizor to boost its Attack to high levels, becoming a dangerous setup sweeper in the Fairy- and Poison-type matchups. "
- Say "many matchups such as Fairy and Poison" since Scizor threatens a multitude of types

"Bullet Punch is a great priority STAB move boosted by Technician, that lets Scizor cleaning the opposing team during the late-game and makes it difficult to revenge kill; in addiction, Bullet Punch helps greatly in the Fairy matchup, as Scizor can take care of threatening Pokemon like Togekiss, especially after a Swords Dance boost. "
- Include more examples of faster Pokemon that Bullet Punch hits

"Superpower is used to hit hard Steel- and Rock-types like Excadrill and Tyranitar, which can be otherwise hard for Bug-type teams to handle, and for breaking through defensive Normal core composed of walls aforementioned. "
- Would talk about Ferrothorn, Duraludon, and Porygon2 over Tyranitar which gets hit by Bullet Punch anyways

"Alternatively, Dual Wingbeat is a strong move boosted by Technician, that greatly helps against defensive Poison-type like Amoonguss. "
- Toxapex

Scizor should seek opportunities to set up against passive Pokemon that do not threaten it such as Bronzong and it should be used mid- or late-game once its checks and counters like Skarmory and Toxapex are taken out or weakened enough.
- Toxapex isn't a great check considering Dual Wingbeat

- Reorder the moves to reflect the change in the set

"Maximum investments in Attack e Speed allow Scizor to hit as hard and fast as possible, while an Adamant nature alongside Life Orb allows it to maximize its damage output. "
- Bring up how the spread allows Scizor to outspeed certain things after Sticky Web

"Volcarona is a great teammate, as it can take care of Steel-types that check Scizor like Skarmory and Corviknight. In return, Scizor can use Bullet Punch and Superpower to deal with Rock-types such as Tyranitar for Volcarona. "
- Would lump in Pokemon like Chansey and Snorlax for Scizor that Volcarona loves out of the picture. It's definitely worth noting that Scizor + Volcarona as an offensive core covers a variety of matchups across the board due to how well they synergize

Shuckle and Araquanid are able to set Sticky Web to slow down the opposing team, making Scizor harder to deal with.
- Throw the Sticky Web setters at the top and name some examples of Pokemon Scizor can now outspeed under Sticky Web. Pokemon like Urshifu-S, Indeedee, and Obstagoon are now taken care of by Scizor now that Sticky Web is set.

"The former also can set Stealth Rock, giving Scizor more opportunity to get a KO, while the latter can use Magic Coat to bounce back opposing entry hazard and it can switch in on Fire-type moves directed to Scizor thanks to its Water typing in combination with its ability Water Bubble. "
- Can't think of any good examples of Pokemon Stealth Rock is good for for Scizor specifically, think it's better to remove it. Instead of entry hazards, I would more specifically call out Spikes against Steel, Grass, and Fairy teams that are really annoying when trying to sweep

"Finally, Galvantula can be used both to improve the matchup against Flying- and Water-type teams and to threaten most of Defog users such as Mandibuzz and Mantine."
- Lump Galvantula in with the Sticky Web setters at the top

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kinda late but id slash psycho cut on the dual since they both serve one purpose and thats for toxapex while cut has a better chance of ohkoing at +2 after rocks while dual is sadly still a 2hko at +2 after rocks
 

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[SET COMMENTS]
* ' Thanks to its Steel typing, that offers a neutrality to Flying move and a resistance to a lot of types, a great bulk, and its access to Swords Dance, Scizor can act as a threatening setup sweeper for Bug-type teams. ' I dont feel like you should tie in its neutrality to Flying-type moves as a point here since it cant really take Flying-type moves particularly well, so remove that part. Also I wouldnt say scizor has great bulk, it has decent bulk at best, change this bit as well.

* ' Bullet Punch is a great priority STAB move boosted by Technician, letting Scizor pressure faster threats like Gardevoir and Terrakion and allow it to clean the opposing team during late-game; in addiction, Bullet Punch helps greatly in the Fairy matchup, as Scizor can take care of Pokemon like Togekiss, especially after a Swords Dance boost.' Remove Gardevoir as an example for Bullet Punch since it really has fallen out of usage, instead you can mention Bullet Punch to help revenge kill a threat like BD Azumarill and against Galarian Weezing.

* ' Dual Wingbeat is a strong move boosted by Technician, that greatly helps against defensive Poison-type like Toxapex.' Also mention Amoongus as a target for Dual Wingbeat.

* ' Knock Off is a utility move used to remove items from Pokemon which can switch in on Scizor like Mantine and Toxapex, or common defensive Normal-type like Chansey and Porygon2.' Add Galarian Corsola as an example over Mantine.

* ' Galvantula and Araquanid are able to set Sticky Web to slow down the opposing team, allowing Scizor to threaten faster Pokemon like Urshifu-S and Obstagoon.' Remove Obstagoon and add Drapion and Indeedee-M, more prevalent on both of its types.

* ' On the other hand, Araquanid can use Magic Coat to bounce back opposing Spikes against Steel-, Grass-, and Fairy-type teams, which can be really annoying, and it can switch in on Fire-type moves directed to Scizor thanks to its Water typing in combination with its ability Water Bubble. '
Shift the part where you talk about Araquanid taking on Fire-type moves first then you may speak about magic coat since it is secondary purpose, the first being Araquanid covering Fire-type moves for it.

*' Volcarona is a great teammate, as it forms with Scizor a great offensive core that can cover a plethora of matchups thanks to their synergy.' Mention Volcarona covering matchup like Steel and Electric for Scizor where it can fall short.

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[SET]
name: Setup Sweeper (Bug)
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Bullet Punch
move 3: Dual Wingbeat (the "i" was capitalized)
move 4: Knock Off / Superpower
item: Life Orb
ability: Technician
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its Steel typing, that offers a resistance to a lot of types, a the many resistances given by its Steel typing, its decent bulk, and its access to Swords Dance, Scizor can act as a threatening setup sweeper for Bug-type teams. Swords Dance is the premier move in this set and (fluff) allows Scizor to boost its Attack to high levels(RC), becoming and become a dangerous setup sweeper in many matchups(AC), such as Fairy and Poison. Bullet Punch is a great priority STAB move boosted by Technician, letting that also lets (unneeded info) Scizor pressure faster threats like Terrakion and allows (spelling) it to clean the opposing team during late-game; in addiction, (spelling) Bullet Punch helps greatly in the Fairy matchup, as Scizor can take care of Pokemon like Togekiss, Belly Drum Azumarill, and Galarian Weezing, especially after a Swords Dance boost. Dual Wingbeat is a strong move boosted by Technician(RC), that greatly helps against defensive Poison-types (spelling) like Toxapex and Amoonguss. Knock Off is a utility move used to remove items from Pokemon which can switch in on Scizor punish switch-ins (unneeded info/conciseness) like Galarian Corsola and Toxapex(RC), or common defensive Normal-types (spelling) like Chansey and Porygon2. Alternatively, Superpower can be used to hit hard Steel- and Normal-types like Excadrill, Ferrothorn, Duraludon, and Porygon2 hard, which can be otherwise be hard for Bug-type teams to handle. Scizor should seek opportunities to set up against passive Pokemon that do not threaten it such as Bronzong(AC), and it should be used mid- or late-game once its checks and counters like Skarmory are taken out or weakened enough. Maximum investments in Attack, in combination with an Adamant nature and Life Orb, allow Scizor to maximize its damage output. (fluff) 252 EVs in Speed allow it Scizor to outspeed faster threats like Indeedee-M and Urshifu-S when Sticky Web is up.

All of Scizor's teammates appreciate its ability to threaten weakened Pokemon with its priority move. Bullet Punch. Galvantula and Araquanid are able to set Sticky Web to slow down the opposing team, allowing Scizor to threaten faster Pokemon like Urshifu-S, Indeedee-M(AC), and Drapion that are less vulnerable to Bullet Punch. (clarity) The former can also be used both to improve the matchup against Flying- and Water-type teams and to threaten most of Defog users Defoggers such as Mandibuzz and Mantine. On the other hand, Araquanid can switch in on into Fire-type moves directed to at Scizor thanks to its Water typing in combination with its ability Water Bubble; it can also use Magic Coat to bounce back opposing very annoying Spikes against Steel-, Grass-, and Fairy-type Steel, Grass, and Fairy teams, which can be really annoying. Volcarona forms a great offensive core with Scizor thanks to their synergy, (redundancy) as the former can cover a variety of matchups like Electric(AC), including Electric(AC), for Scizor and can also take care of Steel-types that check Scizor it like Skarmory and Corviknight. In return, Scizor can deal with Rock- and Normal-types such as Tyranitar, Chansey(AC), and Snorlax that Volcarona struggles against. Choice Scarf Heracross is a good partner to handle faster Fire-types like opposing Volcarona and Cinderace, and it helps Scizor against Steel- and Rock-type matchups Steel and Rock teams (or did you mean: "Steel- and Rock-type threats" ?) with Close Combat. Heracross also appreciates Scizor's ability to weaken opposing teams so that it can act as a deadly sweeper during the late-game. Finally, Scolipede is also a good teammate, as it helps in the Fairy-type matchup and can use its coverage moves like Earthquake and Rock Slide to hit Steel- and Fire-types like Cobalion and Salazzle for a super effective damage.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mihowk, 461046]]
- Bug analysis by: [[Mihowk, 461046]]
- Quality checked by: [[Decem, 362454], [Harpp, 320110]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>]]
 

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:sm/scizor:
[SET]
name: Setup Sweeper (Bug)
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Bullet Punch
move 3: Dual Wingbeat
move 4: Knock Off / Superpower
item: Life Orb
ability: Technician
nature: Adamant
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its decent bulk, its access to Swords Dance, and the many resistances given by its Steel typing, its decent bulk, and its access to Swords Dance,(RC) Scizor can act as a threatening setup sweeper for Bug-type teams. Swords Dance allows Scizor to boost its Attack to high levels and become a dangerous setup sweeper in many matchups,(RC) such as Fairy and Poison. Bullet Punch is a great priority STAB move boosted by Technician,(RC) that also lets Scizor pressure faster threats like Terrakion and allows it to clean the opposing team late-game; in addiction addition, Bullet Punch helps greatly in the Fairy matchup, as Scizor can take care of Pokemon like Togekiss, Belly Drum Azumarill, and Galarian Weezing, especially after a Swords Dance boost. Dual Wingbeat is a strong move boosted by Technician that greatly helps against defensive Poison-types like Toxapex and Amoonguss. Knock Off is a utility move used to punish switch-ins like Galarian Corsola and Toxapex or common defensive Normal-types like Chansey and Porygon2. Alternatively, Superpower can be used to hit Steel- and Normal-types like Excadrill, Ferrothorn, Duraludon, and Porygon2 hard, which can otherwise be hard for Bug teams to handle. Scizor should seek opportunities to set up against passive Pokemon that do not threaten it such as Bronzong, and it should be used mid- or late-game once its checks and counters like Skarmory are taken out or weakened enough. Maximum investments in Attack,(RC) Attack investment in combination with an Adamant nature and Life Orb,(RC) allow allows Scizor to maximize its damage output. 252 EVs in Speed allow it to outspeed faster threats like Indeedee-M and Urshifu-S when Sticky Web is up.

All of Scizor's teammates appreciate its ability to threaten weakened Pokemon with Bullet Punch. Galvantula and Araquanid are able to set Sticky Web, allowing Scizor to threaten faster Pokemon like Urshifu-S, Indeedee-M, and Drapion that are less vulnerable to Bullet Punch. The former Galvantula can also be used both to improve the matchup against Flying- and Water-type teams and to threaten most Defoggers such as Mandibuzz and Mantine. On the other hand, Araquanid can switch into Fire-type moves directed at Scizor thanks to its Water typing in combination with its ability Water Bubble; it can also use Magic Coat to bounce back very annoying Spikes against Steel, Grass, and Fairy teams. Volcarona forms a great offensive core with Scizor, as the former can cover a variety of matchups, including Electric, for Scizor and can also take care of Steel-types that check it Scizor like Skarmory and Corviknight. In return, Scizor can deal with Rock- and Normal-types such as Tyranitar, Chansey, and Snorlax that Volcarona struggles against. Choice Scarf Heracross is a good partner to handle faster Fire-types like opposing Volcarona and Cinderace, and it helps Scizor against Steel and Rock teams with Close Combat. Heracross also appreciates Scizor's ability to weaken opposing teams so that it can act as a deadly sweeper late-game. Finally, Scolipede is also a good teammate, as it helps in the Fairy-type matchup and can use its coverage moves like Earthquake and Rock Slide to hit Steel- and Fire-types like Cobalion and Salazzle.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mihowk, 461046]]
- Bug analysis by: [[Mihowk, 461046]]
- Quality checked by: [[Decem, 362454], [Harpp, 320110]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Milak, 262594]]
 
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