Quality Control Shieldon (QC 1/2)

Shieldon is unviable in Little Cup due to its low Speed stat and undesirable weaknesses to the prevalent Fighting and Ground types. It does however have good defensive stats with access to Sturdy and Stealth Rock, but its weaknesses to common offensive types outweigh these benefits. In addition, it has poor offensive stats and lacks good STAB moves. Overall Shieldon is outclassed by Dwebble, Onix and Tirtouga as these can all run Sturdy sets with greater offensive presence.

name: Sturdy-Juice
Shieldon @ Berry Juice
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 5
EVs: 116 HP / 100 Atk / 52 Def / 212 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Metal Burst
- Stealth Rock
- Rock Blast
- Endure/Protect

Shieldon's most effective set is a Sturdy-Juice set; This set allows it to setup Stealth Rock, and potentially eliminate a faster foe using Metal Burst. However its low speed can allow opponents to Taunt it before setting up Stealth Rock, and Onix's access to Weak Armor makes it a far better Flying-type check; Onix can also run a SturdyJuice set, but does so better than Shieldon due to its much higher speed stat, allowing it to outspeed opponents commonly found in the Little Cup metagame. Additionally, the presence of entry hazards and the ubiquity of Knock Off reduce the effectiveness of SturdyJuice sets.
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- Mention the two positives of Shieldon in overview: good defensive stats and access to Sturdy + Stealth Rock. Then explain how good defenses are outweighed by its bad weaknesses, and that Onix is a better Sturdy + SR user.
- Maybe mention poor offensive stats and lack of good STAB moves here.
- Its also outclassed by Dwebble and Tirtouga, who I think deserve mentions here.
- Set looks fine
- Mention in set comments that Knock Off and the prevalence of hazards make SturdyJuice not all that reliable.
- Mention that Onix can also run a SturdyJuice set, and explain why Onix does it better.


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