Spotlight Reservations and Schedule [open]

P Squared

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#1
You are required to read the Intro to Facebook Spotlights before making any reservations.

Who can suggest sets here?
- Active users on the QC teams of their respective metagames (C&C or TFP)
- Active users on the VR teams of their respective metagames
- Anyone, if they have gotten approval from one of the above two (please mention who in your post)

Keep in mind that our social media audience does include a lot of casuals / noobs who like to see cool, less common Pokemon, so if there is a viable Pokemon that also happens to be popular like Flygon or Gallade, that would be a good suggestion. As long as they are actually good in the metagame!
Also, make sure your suggested set hasn't already been done. There is an archive of already completed set spotlights at the bottom of this post.

Who can reserve sets here?
Anyone. But obviously, make sure you have the sufficient knowledge to write a good spotlight.
You can only reserve one set spotlight at a time. Once your spotlight has been PUBLISHED, not just finished, you can reserve another one.

Review of the writing process
1. Reserve a set in this thread.
2. Once I have approved your reservation, post a thread for your set spotlight.
3. Get ONE QC check and ONE GP check. QC can come from someone on the respective metagame's QC (C&C or TFP) or VR team; tag your favorite one once you're ready for QC. GP comes from the GP team as usual, so post in the GP Queue.
4. You're done! Please mark your thread with the DONE tag so I know it's ready to be scheduled.
5. Okay, you're not really done. I still can't post everything immediately, so if your spotlight somehow becomes outdated (usage stats come out; Pokemon gets banned) in the time between you finishing and me uploading it, you need to let me know asap.

And now, what you've all been waiting for.

Reservations
Sets without a name next to them are available for reservation.
Scheduled sets are in green


Ubers
- Zygarde-C
- Lunala
- Marshadow ( teachable )

OU
- Ribombee ( Gross Sweep )
- Gyarados ( curiosity )
- Blacephalon ( Leo )
- Pyukumuku ( Anish )
- Landorus-T ( Felixx )
- Toxapex ( lyd )
- Mega Scizor ( Jordy )
- Moltres ( curiosity )

UU
- Standard Blissey
- Choice Specs Kyurem ( Hilomilo )
- Mamoswine ( Nuked )

RU
- Barbaracle ( DurzaOffTopic )
- Sneasel ( roman )
- Swellow
- Mandibuzz
- Zygarde-10% ( DurzaOffTopic )

NU
- Decidueye ( Earth )
- Braviary ( Conni )
- Absol
- Vaporeon ( Stan Soojung )
- Comfey

PU
- Waterium Z / White Herb Omastar ( TJ )
- Choice Scarf Scyther
- Qwilfish ( DMDW )
- Altaria ( tondas )
- Froslass

LC
- Trapinch ( Magma )
- Larvesta ( Altariel von Sweep )
- Alolan Vulpix
- Clamperl ( Altariel von Sweep )

DOU
- Genesect ( lyd )
- Zygarde ( Memoric )

Monotype
- Volcarona ( Harpp )
- Ditto ( The Excadrill )

08/31/18:
08/30/18:
08/29/18:
08/28/18: OU Toxapex
08/27/18: RU Barbaracle
08/26/18: Ubers Marshadow

08/24/18: PU Omastar
08/23/18: Monotype Volcarona
08/22/18: RU Sneasel
08/21/18: LC Clamperl
08/20/18: Monotype Ditto
08/19/18: OU Ribombee

08/17/18: NU Vaporeon
08/16/18: RU Zygarde-10%
08/15/18: PU Qwilfish
08/14/18: OU Gyarados
08/13/18: DOU Genesect
08/12/18: LC Larvesta

08/10/18: Monotype Hydreigon
08/09/18: Ubers Primal Groudon
08/08/18: UU Terrakion
08/07/18: RU Toxicroak
08/06/18: NU Rotom
08/05/18: UU Krookodile

08/03/18: LC Meowth
08/02/18: UU Chandelure
07/31/18: NU Dhelmise
07/30/18: Monotype Mega Aerodactyl
07/29/18: UU Infernape

07/27/18: OU Ash-Greninja
07/26/18: LC Tirtouga
07/24/17: OU Reuniclus
07/22/18: PU Aromatisse

07/20/18: OU Tangrowth
07/19/18: LC Elekid
07/18/18: Monotype Mew
07/17/18: OU Gastrodon
07/16/18: OU Mega Mawile
07/15/18: LC Chespin

07/13/18: Monotype Thundurus
07/12/18: OU Weavile
07/11/18: OU Mega Alakazam
07/10/18: RU Vanilluxe
07/08/18: LC Mareanie

07/06/18: Ubers Mega Scizor
07/05/18: OU Clefable
07/04/18: LC Wynaut
07/03/18: Monotype Kommo-o
07/02/18: DOU Tapu Bulu
07/01/18: NU Diancie

06/29/18: PU Weezing
06/28/18: Ubers Primal Kyogre
06/27/18: NU Toxicroak
06/26/18: LC Scraggy
06/25/18: UU Mega Sharpedo
06/24/18: RU Mega Abomasnow

06/22/18: NU Medicham
06/21/18: PU Carracosta
06/20/18: Monotype Heatran
06/19/18: LC Carvanha
06/18/18: OU Zygarde
06/17/18: NU Gigalith

06/15/18: Ubers Arceus
06/14/18: RU Mega Ampharos
06/13/18: LC Slowpoke
06/12/18: OU Mega Latios
06/11/18: Monotype Armaldo
06/10/18: UU Nihilego

06/08/18: RU Roserade
06/07/18: NU Guzzlord
06/06/18: LC Mienfoo
06/05/18: PU Regirock
06/04/18: RU Gardevoir
06/03/18: NU Klinklang

06/01/18: Monotype Torkoal
05/31/18: RU Flygon
05/30/18: UU Mega Aggron
05/29/18: NU Passimian
05/28/18: OU Mega Latias
05/27/18: PU Hitmonchan

05/26/18: Ubers Xerneas / Ubers Yveltal
05/25/18: RU Noivern
05/24/18: LC Magnemite
05/23/18: Monotype Deoxys-S
05/22/18: UU Starmie
05/21/18: DOU Kommo-o
05/20/18: PU Lilligant

05/18/18: OU Greninja
05/17/18: Monotype Porygon2
05/16/18: NU Scrafty
05/15/18: OU Tapu Lele
05/14/18: LC Gastly
05/13/18: Monotype Mantine

05/11/18: NU Steelix
05/10/18: LC Snubbull
05/09/18: PU Gurdurr
05/08/18: NU Blastoise
05/07/18: RU Virizion
05/06/18: NU Venusaur

05/04/18: Monotype Landorus
05/03/18: OU Kartana
05/02/18: LC Croagunk
05/01/18: PU Ferroseed
04/30/18: RU Tyrantrum
04/29/18: VGC Gardevoir

04/27/18: OU Tornadus-T
04/26/18: LC Chinchou
04/25/18: RU Bewear
04/24/18: OU Gliscor
04/23/18: Monotype Jirachi
04/22/18: UU Raikou

04/20/18: VGC Incineroar
04/19/18: OU Magnezone
04/18/18: PU Spiritomb
04/17/18: RU Mega Blastoise
04/16/18: Monotype Alolan Muk
04/15/18: LC Ponyta

04/13/18: PU Swanna
04/12/18: OU Tapu Koko
04/11/18: UU Stakataka
04/10/18: RU Ninetales
04/09/18: NU Haunter
04/08/18: PU Pyroar

04/06/18: LC Vullaby
04/05/18: RU Escavalier
04/04/18: PU Clefairy
04/03/18: UU Breloom
04/01/18: Monotype Victini / OU Cutiefly

03/30/18: Monotype Azumarill
03/29/18: Monotype Mega Latios
03/28/18: Monotype Tapu Koko
03/27/18: LC Doduo
03/26/18: RU Bronzong

03/23/18: LC Snivy
03/22/18: RU Linoone
03/21/18: Monotype Dugtrio
03/20/18: Ubers Naganadel
03/19/18: LC Spritzee
03/18/18: Monotype Staraptor

03/16/18: RU Shaymin
03/15/18: UU Primarina
03/14/18: PU Kingler
03/12/18: OU Heatran
03/11/18: LC Pawniard

03/09/18: Monotype Alolan Golem
03/07/18: RU Yanmega
03/05/18: PU Aurorus
03/04/18: LC Onix

03/02/18: Ubers Necrozma-DM
02/28/18: RU Slowking
02/26/18: Monotype Chansey

02/23/18: UU Serperior
02/22/18: LC Foongus
02/21/18: PU Eelektross
02/20/18: Ubers Palkia
02/19/18: RU Moltres
02/18/18: Ubers Dialga

02/16/18: PU Togedemaru
02/15/18: UU Scizor
02/14/18: PU Jynx
02/13/18: LC Diglett
02/12/18: UU Mega Manectric
02/11/18: LC Torchic

02/09/18: OU Mega Tyranitar
02/08/18: RU Milotic
02/07/18: Monotype Greninja
02/06/18: PU Passimian
02/05/18: DOU Zygarde
02/04/18: PU Archeops

02/02/18: UU Hydreigon
02/01/18: RU Rotom-C
01/31/18: LC Wingull
01/30/18: OU Tapu Bulu
01/29/18: Monotype Ribombee
01/28/18: PU Oricorio-G

01/26/18: UU Alolan Muk
01/25/18: NU Sneasel
01/24/18: LC Shellder
01/23/18: Monotype Mega Sableye
01/22/18: OU Magearna
01/21/18: UU Heracross

01/19/18: PU Skuntank
01/18/18: LC Mudbray
01/17/18: Monotype Mega Lopunny
01/16/18: PU Mesprit
 
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#4
Hi, NU C&C Mod + VR member here with a couple set suggestions for some relevant mons in the metagame right now.

Scarf Emboar:
Emboar @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Superpower
- Wild Charge
- Head Smash

Steelix:
Steelix @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 244 HP / 252 Atk / 12 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Heavy Slam
- Earthquake
- Toxic / Roar

Also, I'd like to reserve Sneasel for myself:

Sneasel @ Choice Band
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Pursuit
- Icicle Crash
- Ice Shard

looks great, added the first two to the OP too - p^2
 
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#8
Some mons that have gotten a lot better in USM LC or have simply been getting better through the metagame development might be cool to do, these are my suggestions:

Snivy @ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 240 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Leaf Storm
- Defog / Glare / Knock Off
- Synthesis
- Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Ground / Hidden Power Fire

Mudbray @ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Stamina
EVs: 116 HP / 196 Atk / 36 Def / 156 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Heavy Slam
- Rock Slide / Close Combat
- Stealth Rock

Torchic @ Firium Z / Life Orb
Level: 5
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 36 Def / 200 SpA / 36 SpD / 236 Spe
Modest Nature
- Protect
- Fire Blast
- Hidden Power Grass
- Baton Pass

Wingull @ Berry Juice
Level: 5
Ability: Hydration
EVs: 36 Def / 236 SpA / 236 Spe
Timid Nature
- Scald
- Hurricane
- Substitute
- Defog / U-turn

Not all the sets might be completely up to date (have been busy so ye) so if another QC member wants to chime in feel free, but these are what I'd suggest

added wingull and mudbray for now to avoid piling up, but will include others later - p^2

added torchic and snivy - p^2
 
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yogi

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#9
Yeah I'll bite. Since I did the analysis for Skuntank I guess it'll be fun doing the spotlight too. I'm QC so I approve myself (but Zard also says it's fine)

Skuntank @ Black Sludge / Lum Berry
Ability: Aftermath
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly / Adamant Nature
- Defog
- Pursuit
- Sucker Punch / Crunch
- Poison Jab

Here are some relevant Pokemon I'd also like to see spotlights for:

Oricorio-Sensu @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Dancer
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hurricane
- Revelation Dance
- Substitute
- Calm Mind

Jynx @ Normalium Z
Ability: Dry Skin
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Lovely Kiss
- Nasty Plot
- Ice Beam
- Psyshock

Archeops
Ability: Defeatist
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Acrobatics
- Earthquake
- Roost
- Taunt / Stone Edge / U-turn

P Squared approved this on discord
confirm, also added Oricorio and Archeops to the OP. Jynx is cool too but don't wanna overload on PU, might add later - p^2
 
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P Squared

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#12
Some mons that have gotten a lot better in USM LC or have simply been getting better through the metagame development might be cool to do, these are my suggestions:

Snivy @ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 240 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Leaf Storm
- Defog / Glare / Knock Off
- Synthesis
- Hidden Power Ice / Hidden Power Ground / Hidden Power Fire

Mudbray @ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Stamina
EVs: 116 HP / 196 Atk / 36 Def / 156 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Heavy Slam
- Rock Slide
- Stealth Rock

Torchic @ Firium Z / Life Orb
Level: 5
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 36 Def / 200 SpA / 36 SpD / 236 Spe
Modest Nature
- Protect
- Fire Blast
- Hidden Power Grass
- Baton Pass

Wingull @ Berry Juice
Level: 5
Ability: Rain Dish
EVs: 36 Def / 236 SpA / 236 Spe
Timid Nature
- Scald
- Hurricane
- Substitute
- U-turn / Defog

Not all the sets might be completely up to date (have been busy so ye) so if another QC member wants to chime in feel free, but these are what I'd suggest
will wait for another QCer to +1 this just in case~
 

Hilomilo

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#17
I'm a UU QC member, so I'd like to suggest and reserve AoA Mega Manectric (think that's how this works)

ok, make sure you read my writing tips thread too - p^2
 
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Nuked

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#18
I'm UU QC and I have a suggestion for something that can be written - Choice Scarf Hydreigon. If possible, I'd also like to write it. Thanks.

oke - p^2
 
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Eyan

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#19
I advertised this in the UU discord so hopefully UU mons get more of a spotlight.

Anyway, I'd like take a shot at suggesting and writing Pursuit trapping Alolan Muk (UU C&C leader so shouldn't be an issue).

ya - p^2
 
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Eien

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#23
There's a couple in the queue already, but in case you ever need suggestions, here are a few Monotype specials that could be cool:

(Steel)
Celesteela @ Assault Vest
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 224 SpA / 32 SpD
Quiet Nature
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Giga Drain
- Earthquake
- Flamethrower

(Water)
Greninja @ Groundium Z
Ability: Protean
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Dig
- Extrasensory
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power Fire

(Ground)
Dugtrio @ Focus Sash
Ability: Arena Trap
EVs: 244 Atk / 12 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
IVs: 21 HP / 19 Def / 0 SpD
- Earthquake
- Sucker Punch
- Reversal
- Sludge Wave

thanks :] added greninja for now - p^2

and dugtrio - p^2
 
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#24
reserving CB scizor, approved by amaroq


guessing it's for UU since it's Amaroq, but since Monotype and Doubles are also allowed here it is technically ambiguous; please specify next time. approved - p^2
 
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#25
Sr mega tyranitar approved by Leo

guessing it's for OU since it's Leo, but since Monotype and Doubles are also allowed here it is technically ambiguous; please specify next time. approved - p^2
 
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