OU Staraptor (Psuedo)

Mannat

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[OVERVIEW]

For the most part, Staraptor is outclassed by other revenge killers and late-game cleaners in the tier, such as Kartana and Landorus-T, due to the extreme detriment of constant recoil damage from its STAB attacks, which easily puts it in range of priority from Pokemon such as Mega Mawile and Ash-Greninja. Additionally, Staraptor's extreme frailty with no notable advantage over other hard-hitting revenge killers such as Tapu Lele and Kartana ensures that it's a fringe option at best.

[SET]
name: THUNDER P
move 1: Brave Bird
move 2: Double-Edge
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Final Gambit / Defog / Tailwind
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Reckless
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Staraptor attempts to be a revenge killer that can take out offensive threats such as Greninja and Mega Alakazam, and it also aims to be a late-game cleaner with Brave Bird against weakened offensive teams. Staraptor is a niche but usable wielder of Choice Scarf due to the obscene power of its STAB moves when boosted by Reckless, as well as its unique options for its filler moveslot. However, this set is still poor at accomplishing its job because it succumbs quickly to recoil damage, has a horrible typing, is weak to Stealth Rock, and doesn't have any notable advantages over other Choice Scarf users beyond just being strong. On the other hand, Landorus-T is much bulkier and has better coverage, while Kartana has Beast Boost and a higher Speed tier, making Staraptor more useful only in niche situations.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[<LL>, <144451>]]
- Quality checked by: [[<exploudit>, <303291>], [<talah>, <248449>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<P Squared>, <168392>]]
 
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Jordy

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[SET]
name: THUNDER P
move 1: Sky Attack
move 2: Nigga Impact
move 3: Revenge
move 4: Pursuit
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Reckless
nature: Modest
evs: 7 HP / 251 Atk / 3 Def / 2 SpA / 5 SpD / 241 Spe
name: Literally anything else
move 1: Brave Bird
move 2: Double Edge
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Final Gambit
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Reckless
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

I swear I'll actually reassign this if you don't change the set.
 
Dude wtf

Just because it's not a formal analysis doesn't mean you can do this shit

Even pseudos require actual metagame knowledge and not just memes

Seriously what
Well, now that it's an actual fleshed out pseudo, it looks pretty good!
 
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talah

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[SET]

it also gets Defog so slash that in the 4th slot, behind Final Gambit before Tailwind

[SET COMMENTS]

mention its very awful typing and do 1 or 2 direct comparisons to other scarfers like Lando(which has better coverage & very useful defensive utility) and Kartana(better speed tier, beast boost snowballs)

2/2
 

P Squared

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[OVERVIEW]

For the most part, Staraptor is outclassed by other revenge killers and late-game cleaners in the tier, such as Kartana and Landorus-T, due to the extreme detriment of that constant recoil damage from using its STAB attacks induces, which easily putsting it in range of priority from Pokemon such as Mega Mawile and Ash-Greninja. Additionally, Staraptor's extreme frailty with no notable advantage over other hard-hitting revenge killers such as Tapu Lele and Kartana ensures that it's a fringe option at best.

[SET]
name: THUNDER P (:blobglare:)
move 1: Brave Bird
move 2: Double-Edge
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Final Gambit / Defog / Tailwind
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Reckless
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Staraptor attempts to be a revenge killer that can take out offensive threats such as Greninja and Mega Alakazam, and it also aims to be a late-game cleaner, (RC) with Brave Bird being able to clean up against weakened offensive teams. Staraptor is a niche, (RC) but usable wielder of Choice Scarf due to the obscene power of its STAB moves when boosted by Reckless, as well as it's its unique access to options for its filler moveslot. However, this set is still poor at accomplishing its job because it dies succumbs quickly to recoil damage, has a horrible typing, is weak to Stealth Rock, and doesn't have any notable advantages over other Choice Scarf users beyond just being strong. On the other hand, Landorus-T is much bulkier and has better coverage, (add comma) while Kartana and (missing something here?) has access to Beast Boost and a higher Speed tier, making Staraptor more useful only in niche situations.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[<LL>, <144451>]]
- Quality checked by: [[<exploudit>, <303291>], [<talah>, <248449>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>]]
 

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