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Fiend

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[OVERVIEW]
Swablu has Cotton Guard which indicates a plausible bulky boosting set with recovery options. However Swablu is rather weak and lacks the offensive tools to be threatening to most teams. Considering Swablu's difficulty with Ghost-types, strong Special Attackers, and other common metagame mainstays such as Pawniard, it is often best to ignore Swablu and look for another more viable Pokemon instead.

[SET]
name: Cotton Guard
move 1: Cotton Guard
move 2: Roost
move 3: Hyper Voice
move 4: Heatwave
item: Eviolite
ability: Natural Cure
nature: Calm
evs: 156 HP / 36 Def / 36 SpA / 236 SpD / 36 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
The main goal of the set is to position Swablu such that it can continually chip through the opposing team. This is not a very consistent option as strong Special Attackers are very common and most set up sweepers are able to overcome Swablu's boosts due to how weak its attacks are. Usually a more traditional offensive Pokemon, such as Bunnelby or Rufflet, would be a much more consistent option and would require far less support.

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Merritt

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[OVERVIEW]
Specify what Cotton Guard makes plausible (a bulky boosting set). Instead of leading with Pawniard being problematic, lead with Ghost-types instead and have Pawniard as an example of metagame mainstays.

[SET]
No meme name please, Swablu doesn't deserve it. Heat Wave is two words. I'm inclined to say remove Agility altogether because mono Normal is so incredibly bad.

[SET COMMENTS]
while a fun vocabulary word, engender isn't a great choice. Similarly, overwhelm doesn't seem like the right word, Swablu's more slowly chipping down the opposing team and being difficult to muscle through. Mention that opposing setup sweepers can also muscle through Swablu because of how absurdly passive it is.

[CREDITS]
remove the [/QUOTE]

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