RU Slurpuff (Pseudo) [QC 2/2] [GP 1/1]

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[OVERVIEW]
Slurpuff's Unburden ability and Fairy typing are good qualities to have, but it unfortunately faces extremely stiff competition from a myriad of physical sweepers and cleaners in the tier. Barbaracle, Sharpedo, and Mimikyu have much better chances of sweeping in the current RU metagame due to their typing, bulk, coverage, or initial Speed tiers. Linoone is an uncommon sight in RU, but is still a generally better pick should you be looking for a Belly Drum sweeper due to its strong matchup against many offensive teams thanks to STAB Extreme Speed. Even on dual screens and Spikes offense, Mimikyu is greatly preferred thanks to Disguise giving it more setup chances and its ability to spinblock. Poison- and Steel-types such as Galarian Slowbro, Metagross, Steelix, and Galarian Weezing are on many teams and prevent Slurpuff from being a consistent late-game sweeper.

[SET]
name: Belly Drum
move 1: Belly Drum
move 2: Play Rough
move 3: Drain Punch
move 4: Facade
item: Sitrus Berry
ability: Unburden
nature: Adamant
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Unburden Slurpuff can attempt to set up on Noivern or weak defensive Pokemon such as Porygon2 and sweep a weakened team with its decent coverage. Unfortunately, most defensive Pokemon are still able to deal significant damage to Slurpuff, and it has a hard time finishing a sweep due to common Steel- and Poison-types like Steelix, Galarian Slowbro, and Galarian Weezing as well as powerful priority moves from Zygarde-10% and Metagross. Against most teams, Mimikyu's Disguise ability, higher base Speed, and STAB Ghost-type moves make it a far superior option for a late-game Fairy-type cleaner, while Linoone, an already niche Belly Drum sweeper in RU, is more consistently able to deal with offensive teams when provided dual screens support.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[EonX, 91480]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [GoldCat, 359771]]
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zizalith

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Cobalion, Sharpedo, Mimikyu, and even Linoone have much better chances of sweeping in the current RU metagame due to their typing, bulk, coverage, and initial Speed.
i would rather you mention linoone separately. just mention that although niche, as a belly drum sweeper linoone is basically a direct upgrade and even then its not common.

Linoone, an already niche Belly Drum sweeper in RU, is more consistently able to deal with defensive cores while having slight utility against faster-paced teams with STAB Extreme Speed if it is unable to set up due to their offensive pressure.
this isnt really true, linoone is actually worse off against fat. under screens it just steamrolls non coba offenses (and linoone teams should always have stuff that takes advantage of coba so shouldnt be an issue either way) while fat can often avoid ohkos from +6 linoone and avoid chip

qc 1/2, nice job
 
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[OVERVIEW]
Slurpuff's Unburden ability and Fairy-typing are good qualities to have, but it unfortunately faces extremely stiff competition from a myriad of physical sweepers and cleaners in the tier. Cobalion, Sharpedo, and Mimikyu have much better chances of sweeping in the current RU metagame due to their typing, bulk, coverage, and initial Speed. Linoone is an uncommon sight in RU, but is still a generally better pick should you be looking for a Belly Drum sweeper due to its strong matchup against many offensive teams thanks to STAB Extreme Speed. Even on dual screens and Spikes offense, Mimikyu is greatly preferred thanks to Disguise giving it more setup chances as well as its Ghost-typing blocking Rapid Spin attempts against Spike-staking offense. Common Poison- and Steel-types, (RC) such as Galarian Slowbro, Metagross, and Steelix Cobalion, Metagross, Steelix, and Registeel (Cobalion and Registeel both falter against +6 Slurpuff.) are on many teams and prevent Slurpuff from being a consistent late-game cleaner or sweeper.

[SET]
name: Belly Drum
move 1: Belly Drum
move 2: Play Rough
move 3: Drain Punch
move 4: Facade
item: Sitrus Berry
ability: Unburden
nature: Adamant
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

This is Slurpuff's best chance to succeed in RU as it can attempt to setup set up on weak defensive Pokemon, such as Porygon2, (I would also like to see you mention Noivern, as that's Slurpuff best shot to set up against most teams.) and sweep a weakened team with its decent coverage. Unfortunately, most defensive Pokemon are still able to deal significant damage to Slurpuff and it has a hard time finishing a sweep due to common Poison- and Steel-types, (RC) like Galarian Slowbro and Steelix, Registeel, and Chople Berry Cobalion as well as powerful priority moves from Zygarde-10% and Metagross. Against most teams, Mimikyu's Disguise ability, higher base Speed, and STAB Ghost-type moves make it a far more consistent and superior option for a late-game Fairy-type cleaner while Linoone, an already niche Belly Drum sweeper in RU, is more consistently able to deal with offensive teams when provided Dual Screens dual screens support.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[EonX, 91480]]
- Quality checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username3>, <userid2>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1]
QC 2/2
 
GP 1/1
[OVERVIEW]
Slurpuff's Unburden ability and Fairy typing are good qualities to have, but it unfortunately faces extremely stiff competition from a myriad of physical sweepers and cleaners in the tier. Cobalion Barbaracle, Sharpedo, and Mimikyu have much better chances of sweeping in the current RU metagame due to their typing, bulk, coverage, and initial or Speed tiers. Linoone is an uncommon sight in RU, but is still a generally better pick should you be looking for a Belly Drum sweeper due to its strong matchup against many offensive teams thanks to STAB Extreme Speed. Even on dual screens and Spikes offense, Mimikyu is greatly preferred thanks to Disguise giving it more setup chances as well as its Ghost-typing blocking Rapid Spin attempts against Spike-staking offense and its ability to spinblock. Common Poison- and Steel-types, (comma) such as Galarian Slowbro, Metagross, Steelix, and Galarian Weezing, (comma) are on many teams and prevent Slurpuff from being a consistent late-game sweeper.

[SET]
name: Belly Drum
move 1: Belly Drum
move 2: Play Rough
move 3: Drain Punch
move 4: Facade
item: Sitrus Berry
ability: Unburden
nature: Adamant
evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

This is Slurpuff's best chance to succeed in RU as it Unburden Slurpuff can attempt to set up on Noivern or weak defensive Pokemon, (comma) such as Porygon2, (comma) and sweep a weakened team with its decent coverage. Unfortunately, most defensive Pokemon are still able to deal significant damage to Slurpuff, (comma) and it has a hard time finishing a sweep due to common Steel- and Poison-types like Steelix, Galarian Slowbro, and Galarian Weezing as well as powerful priority moves from Zygarde-10% and Metagross. Against most teams, Mimikyu's Disguise ability, higher base Speed, and STAB Ghost-type moves make it a far more consistent and superior option for a late-game Fairy-type cleaner, (comma) while Linoone, an already niche Belly Drum sweeper in RU, is more consistently able to deal with offensive teams when provided dual screens support.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[EonX, 91480]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [GoldCat, 359771]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1]
 

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