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Quality Control Shiinotic [QC: 1/2]


[SET]
name: Defensive Strength Sap
move 1: Spore
move 2: Strength Sap
move 3: Giga Drain
move 4: Moonblast
item: Leftovers
ability: Effect Spore
nature: Calm
evs: 248 HP / 176 Def / 88 SpD
0 Atk IVs

[SET COMMENTS]
Shiinotic acts as a mixed wall who spreads status and recovers any unwanted damage due to its two extraordinary niches: Spore and Strength Sap. However, it suffers major competition from the likes of Gloom, Roselia, and Gourgeist-XL: the former two have better defensive typings and either access to their own Strength Sap or Toxic Spikes respectively and the latter has better defensive bulk alongside more useful immunities. Still, Shiinotic has the upper-hand on its competition in terms of not being susceptible to Knock Off as well as being able to offensively pressure prominent attackers with its STAB Moonblast such as Thievul, Choice Band Fraxure, and Grapploct. Giga Drain is the other form of reliable damage output which is great for being able to OHKO Stonjourner and massively dent Silvally-Rock. 88 Spd EVs alongside a Calm nature ensure Shiinotic is comfortable against certain special attackers such as Choice Scarf Manectric, Raichu, Thievul, and mixed Silvally forms. As such, Manectric's Flamethrower and +2 Thievul's Psychics are always a 3HKO after Leftovers and Silvally's non-invested Flamethrowers are always a 4HKO after Leftovers. The 176 Def investment is there so Shiinotic can still function primarily as a defensive check to common attackers such as Silvally-Grass, Silvally-Electric, Grapploct, and Choice Band Fraxure. Rocky Helmet is also an alternative option to Leftovers, being able to further threaten pesky physical attackers with even more residual chip alongside potential Effect Spore, such as Silvally-Bug and Persian.

Shiinotic enjoys playing on Bulky Offense or Balance builds with teammates able to stave off the Steels and Poisons that Shiinotic simply cannot do anything to, most notably: Klang, Mawile, and Roselia. Furthermore, Shiinotic enjoys company from those able to remove unwanted hazards which would worsen Shiinotic's overall longevity. Because of this, offensive partners such as Hitmontop or Silvally-Psychic make excellent pairings; the former being able to Close Combat through all of the Steels as well as being able to Rapid Spin away annoying Toxic Spikes and the latter using Multi-Attack to muscle its way through the Poisons whilst also being able to Defog away the annoying hazards set by said Poisons. Hitmontop appreciates Shiinotic's ability to Spore offensively threatening Fighting resists such as Silvally-Bug, whereas Silvally-Psychic appreciates having Shiinotic as a Dark resist, allowing Silvally an easier time combating the Poisons with its super effective STAB.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[bagoftrixx]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 
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[SET]
name: Defensive Strength Sap
move 1: Spore
move 2: Strength Sap
move 3: Giga Drain
move 4: Moonblast
item: Leftovers
ability: Effect Spore
nature: Calm
evs: 248 HP / 176 Def / 88 SpD
0 Atk IVs

[SET COMMENTS]
Shiinotic acts as a mixed wall who spreads status and recovers any unwanted damage due to its two extraordinary niches: Spore and Strength Sap. However, it suffers major competition from the likes of Gloom, Roselia, and Gourgeist-XL: the former two have better defensive typings and either access to their own Strength Sap or Toxic Spikes respectively and the latter has better defensive bulk alongside more useful immunities. (ability to spinblock too) Still, Shiinotic has the upper-hand on its competition in terms of not being susceptible to Knock Off as well as being able to offensively pressure (id just say "check") prominent attackers with its STAB Moonblast such as Thievul, Choice Band Fraxure (locked into outrage), and Grapploct. Giga Drain is the other form of reliable damage output which is great for being able to OHKO Stonjourner and massively dent Silvally-Rock. (im prettty sure almost any special attack can ohko stonjourner - giga drain isn't unique to ohkoing it) 88 Spd EVs alongside a Calm nature ensure Shiinotic is comfortable against certain special attackers such as Choice Scarf Manectric, Raichu, Thievul, and mixed Silvally forms (running flamethrower). ( mention mixed uninvested basculin's icebeam too) As such, Manectric's Flamethrower and +2 Thievul's Psychics are always a 3HKO after Leftovers and Silvally's non-invested Flamethrowers are always a 4HKO after Leftovers. The 176 Def investment is there so Shiinotic can still function primarily as a defensive check to common attackers such as Silvally-Grass, Silvally-Electric, Grapploct, and Choice Band Fraxure. (since you already mentioned grapploct/cb fraxure above, feel free to mention two different examples here) Rocky Helmet is also an alternative option to Leftovers, being able to further threaten pesky physical attackers with even more residual chip alongside potential Effect Spore, such as Silvally-Bug and Persian.

Shiinotic enjoys playing on Bulky Offense or Balance builds with teammates able to stave off the Steels and Poisons that Shiinotic simply cannot do anything to, most notably: Klang, Mawile, and Roselia. (it can technically spore mawile, so thats something. i think mentioning just klang/roselia as examples here is fine) Furthermore, Shiinotic enjoys company from those able to remove unwanted hazards which would worsen Shiinotic's overall longevity. Because of this, offensive partners such as Hitmontop or Silvally-Psychic make excellent pairings; the former being able to Close Combat through all of the Steels as well as being able to Rapid Spin away annoying Toxic Spikes and the latter using Multi-Attack to muscle its way through the Poisons whilst also being able to Defog away the annoying hazards set by said Poisons. Hitmontop appreciates Shiinotic's ability to Spore offensively threatening Fighting resists such as Silvally-Bug, whereas Silvally-Psychic appreciates having Shiinotic as a Dark resist, allowing Silvally an easier time combating the Poisons with its super effective STAB.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[bagoftrixx]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]] me
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
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1/2, good work and sorry for the delay
 

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