LC Shieldon

#1
[OVERVIEW]
Although it has good defences and access to Sturdy and Stealth Rock, Shieldon is unviable in Little Cup due to its low Speed stat and undesirable weaknesses to the prevalent Fighting and Ground types. 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 more effectively.

[SET]
name: SturdyJuice
move 1: Metal Burst
move 2: Stealth Rock
move 3: Rock Blast
move 4: Endure / Protect
item: Berry Juice
ability: Sturdy
nature: Adamant
evs: 116 HP / 100 Atk / 52 Def / 212 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Shieldon's most effective set is a SturdyJuice set. This set allows it to set up Stealth Rock and potentially eliminate a faster foe using Metal Burst. However, its low Speed can allow opponents to Taunt it before it can set up Stealth Rock, and Onix's access to Weak Armor makes it a far better check to Flying-types. Onix can also run a SturdyJuice set better than Shieldon due to its much higher Speed stat, allowing it to outspeed common foes. Additionally, the presence of entry hazards and the ubiquity of Knock Off reduce the effectiveness of SturdyJuice sets.


[CREDITS]
Written by: [[EnzoLapras, 381336]]
Quality Control by: [[Nineage, 195129]], [[Merritt, 213064]]
Grammar checked by: [[frenzyplant, 185509]]
 
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Nineage

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#2
- 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.

1/2
 

Merritt

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#3
[OVERVIEW]

Elaborate that Shieldon is weak to the common Fighting- and Ground-types in LC instead of just calling it offensive types. Change the very last sentence from "with greater offensive presence" to the simpler "more effectively" or some variant.

[SET]

Formatting is wrong. I did it for you, copy and paste it in.

name: SturdyJuice
move 1: Metal Burst
move 2: Stealth Rock
move 3: Rock Blast
move 4: Endure / Protect
item: Berry Juice
ability: Sturdy
nature: Adamant
evs: 116 HP / 100 Atk / 52 Def / 212 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]

Aside from the abundance of semicolons, this is fine.

Implement this and give yourself 2/2
 

Aaronboyer

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#4
This is an Amateur GP Check, Implement what you want
ADD REMOVE (COMMENTS)
[OVERVIEW]
Shieldon is unviable in Little Cup due to its low Speed stat and undesirable weaknesses to the prevalent prevalence of Fighting-(AH) and Ground-types(AH). It does,(AC) however,(AC) have good defensive stats with access to Sturdy and Stealth Rock, but its weaknesses to common Fighting-(AH) and Ground-types(AH) outweigh these benefits. In addition, it has poor offensive stats and lacks good STAB moves. Overall,(AC) Shieldon is outclassed by Dwebble, Onix,(AC) and Tirtouga,(AC) as these can all run Sturdy sets more effectively.

[SET]
name: SturdyJuice
move 1: Metal Burst
move 2: Stealth Rock
move 3: Rock Blast
move 4: Endure / Protect
item: Berry Juice
ability: Sturdy
nature: Adamant
evs: 116 HP / 100 Atk / 52 Def / 212 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Shieldon's most effective set is a Sturdy-Juice(RH) set. This set allows it to setup set up Stealth Rock,(RC) and potentially eliminate a faster foe using Metal Burst. However,(AC) its low speed 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 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.

Booyah!
 

frenzyplant

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#5
1/1 :)

add remove (comments)

[OVERVIEW]
Although it has good defenses and access to Sturdy and Stealth Rock, Shieldon is unviable in Little Cup due to its low Speed stat and undesirable weaknesses to the prevalent Fighting and Ground types. (remove hyphen) It does however have good defensive stats with access to Sturdy and Stealth Rock, but its weaknesses to common Fighting and Ground-types outweigh these benefits. (the second half of this sentence essentially repeats the first sentence, so they can be combined) In addition, it has poor offensive stats and lacks good STAB moves. Overall, (comma) Shieldon is outclassed by Dwebble, Onix, (comma) and Tirtouga, (comma) as these can all run Sturdy sets more effectively.

[SET]
name: SturdyJuice
move 1: Metal Burst
move 2: Stealth Rock
move 3: Rock Blast
move 4: Endure / Protect
item: Berry Juice
ability: Sturdy
nature: Adamant
evs: 116 HP / 100 Atk / 52 Def / 212 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Shieldon's most effective set is a SturdyJuice set. This set allows it to set up Stealth Rock, (remove comma) and potentially eliminate a faster foe using Metal Burst. However, (comma) its low Speed can allow opponents to Taunt it before setting it can set up Stealth Rock, and Onix's access to Weak Armor makes it a far better check to Flying-types. 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 common foes 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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