LC Shinx

Altariel von Sweep

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#1
[OVERVIEW]
Shinx has a unique niche as an Intimidate user that can check physical Flying-types and pivot in and out safely thanks to Volt Switch; however, it is hard to justify its use due to its poor defensive stats and bad coverage. Even with Intimidate, Shinx's bulk is very underwhelming, which means it can't reliably check threats such as Doduo and Rufflet. It is outclassed by Snubbull as an Intimidate pivot because of Snubbull's better overall stats, and stronger coverage options, and it is outclassed by Chinchou as an Electric-type defensive pivot thanks to Chinchou's better bulk and defensive typing.

[SET]
name: Pivot
move 1: Volt Switch
move 2: Wild Charge
move 3: Thief
move 4: Fire Fang / Ice Fang
item: Berry Juice
ability: Intimidate
nature: Adamant
evs: 76 HP / 76 Atk / 244 Def / 36 SpA / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Shinx makes use of Volt Switch to act as a pivot that can weaken physical attackers with Intimidate as well as steal a target's item with Thief once Berry Juice is consumed. However, Snubbull does this work better due to access to Thunder Wave, a better typing, and a better defensive presence, as well as more utility given to teams, while Chinchou has more defensive utility and a better typing, making hard to justify Shinx's use on any serious team.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Altariel von Sweep, 330191]]
- Quality checked by: [[Nineage, 195129], [Merritt, 213064]]
- Grammar checked by: [[frenzyplant, 185509]]
 
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Nineage

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#2
[OVERVIEW]
  • Specify that intimidate is useful against PHYSICAL flying types
  • Specify that its defenses aren't great even with Intimidate
  • Talk about how it struggles to even reliably check stuff like Doduo and Rufflet

[SET]
I prefer an EV spread of 76 HP / 76 Atk / 244 Def / 36 SpA / 4 SpD with Relaxed nature here. The physical bulk is really needed, and the attack boost on your set doesn't do a whole lot vs the stuff Shinx is trying to beat. I don't really care because this is a shitmon, but I'd like to see some kind of justification for your spread if you choose not to change it.

[SET COMMENTS]
  • Right now it sounds like Volt Switch is stealing the item...make sure to specify that you are using thief.
  • Mention that Snubbull's typing is better too here
Good work, 1/2
 

Merritt

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#4
[OVERVIEW]

Mention that Chinchou has a better defensive typing along with better bulk, can literally just be two words at the end of the sentence. Otherwise looks great.

[SET]

Looks fine.

[SET COMMENTS]

"However, Snubbull does better this work due to Thunder Wave" this seems to imply that Snubbull can pivot with Volt Switch as well. Make it clearer that Snubbull's just bringing more utility to teams rather than Snubbull being strictly better as a pivot who can steal items.

Looks good, 2/2
 

Aaronboyer

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#5
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[OVERVIEW]
Shinx has a quite unique niche being a an Intimidate user which that can check physical Flying-types and pivot in and out safely thanks to Volt Switch,(RC);(ASC) however, it is hard to justify its use due to its poor defensive stats and weak coverage. Even with Intimidate, Shinx's bulk is very underwhelming, which means it can't reliably check threats such as Doduo and Rufflet. It is outclassed by Snubbull as a an Intimidate pivot with better overall stats, bulk and stronger coverage options, and Chinchou as an Electric-type defensive pivot thanks to its better bulk and defensive typing.

[SET]
name: Shinx
move 1: Volt Switch
move 2: Wild Charge
move 3: Thief
move 4: Fire Fang / Ice Fang
item: Berry Juice
ability: Intimidate
nature: Adamant
evs: 76 HP / 76 Atk / 244 Def / 36 SpA / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Shinx makes use of Volt Switch to act as a pivot which can weaken physical attackers, as well as steal the target's item with Thief once Berry Juice is consumed. However, Snubbull does better this work due to Thunder Wave, a better typing and a better defensive presence, as well as more utility given to teams, while Chinchou has better defensive utility and typing, making hard to justify Shinx's use on any serious team.

:psysly:
 

frenzyplant

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#7
1/1 :)

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[OVERVIEW]
Shinx has a unique niche being as an Intimidate user that can check physical Flying-types and pivot in and out safely thanks to Volt Switch; however, it is hard to justify its use due to its poor defensive stats and weak bad coverage. Even with Intimidate, Shinx's bulk is very underwhelming, which means it can't reliably check threats such as Doduo and Rufflet. It is outclassed by Snubbull as an Intimidate pivot with because of Snubbull's better overall stats, bulk (this is included within stats, isn't it?) and stronger coverage options, and it is outclassed by Chinchou as an Electric-type defensive pivot thanks to its Chinchou's better bulk and defensive typing.

[SET]
name: Shinx (should this be "Pivot" or something else that is more descriptive?)
move 1: Volt Switch
move 2: Wild Charge
move 3: Thief
move 4: Fire Fang / Ice Fang
item: Berry Juice
ability: Intimidate
nature: Adamant
evs: 76 HP / 76 Atk / 244 Def / 36 SpA / 4 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Shinx makes use of Volt Switch to act as a pivot which that can weaken physical attackers with Intimidate, (remove comma) as well as steal the a target's item with Thief once Berry Juice is consumed. However, Snubbull does better this work better due to access to Thunder Wave, a better typing, (comma) and a better defensive presence, as well as more utility given to teams, while Chinchou has better more defensive utility and a better typing, making hard to justify Shinx's use on any serious team.
 

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