ZU [SS] Cursola [DONE]

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[OVERVIEW]
Cursola is listed as unviable due to its mediocre physical bulk and slow Speed stat making it greatly outclassed by the likes of Jynx, Thievul, and Exeggutor, since they either have better overall bulk or Speed. The best Pokemon in the tier, Miltank, is immune to its STAB move, giving it trouble consistently using it safely, and very common foes resists its coverage moves.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Power Gem
move 3: Earth Power
move 4: Hex
item: Choice Specs
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

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Cursola is a decent wallbreaker with its insanely high base 145 Special Attack stat and typing that hits a majority of the tier neutrally. Its main issue is its poor Speed, which makes it easy to take advantage of. Its competitors, Thievul, Jynx, and Exeggutor, are immediately threatening with their better Speed stats and access to boosting moves. They also don't struggle to hit Miltank with their powerful STAB moves.

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[OVERVIEW]
Cursola is listed as unviable due to its mediocre physical bulk and speed stats. Even though it has a great Special Attack stat, it is greatly outclassed by the likes of Jynx, Froslass, and Rotom since they are in a great speed tier with better utility to support themselves and their teammates. these two sentences could be merged in "cursola is unviable because its frailty and poor speed tier lets it outclassed by a, b, and c. I'd also prefer to replace froslass and rotom with more common specs users like thievul and exeggutor They also have dual typing for a wider range of super effective coverage to take on the tier. i'd say the main issue is more that the best pokemon in the tier is immune to cursola's stab move, as cursola is so strong that its coverage move are still very powerful even w/o stab.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Power Gem
move 3: Earth Power
move 4: Hex
item: Choice Specs
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Cursola is a decent breaker with its insanely high base 145 Special Attack stat and typing that hits majority of the tier for neutrally. Its main issue is the poor Speed which makes it easy to take advantage of. It tries to make up for this with its ability, Weak Armor, but with its mediocre physical bulk, taking hits is not always ideal. fluff (remember this should only be about 2-3 sentences total) Its competitors, Froslass and Rotom, are much more difficult to handle with their greater Speed stat and better STAB coverage. They also have the added benefit of being able to run a plethora of support moves like Spikes, Trick, Will-O-Wisp, and Taunt. Jynx on the other hand competes better as a breaker with its access to Nasty Plot and stronger STAB moves that the tier finds difficulty switching into. same as above, id prefer it to be compared to other choice specs users that are immediatly threatening but don't have the same speed issue / inability to hit miltank with its stab move.

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[OVERVIEW]
Cursola is listed as unviable due to its mediocre physical bulk and slow speed Speed stat, (comma) making it greatly outclassed by the likes of Jynx, Thievul, and Exeggutor, (comma) since they either have better overall bulk or speed Speed. The best Pokemon in the tier, Miltank, is immune to its Ghost STAB move, giving it a trouble to consistently click using it safely, (comma) as well as and very common foes resist its coverage moves find very common resists.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Shadow Ball
move 2: Power Gem
move 3: Earth Power
move 4: Hex
item: Choice Specs
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Cursola is a decent breaker wallbreaker with its insanely high base 145 Special Attack stat and typing that hits a majority of the tier for neutrally. Its main issue is the its poor Speed, (comma) which makes it easy to take advantage of. Its competitors, Thievul, Jynx, and Exeggutor, are immediately threatening with their better Speed stats and access to boosting moves. They also don't struggle to hit Miltank with their powerful STAB moves.

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