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Quality Control Synthesis Kartana [0/3]

[SET]
name: PAPER FAN (Defog Utility)
move 1: Leaf Blade
move 2: Knock Off
move 3: Synthesis
move 4: Defog
item: Grassium Z
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Jolly
evs: 136 HP / 120 Atk / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Knock Off is preferred as it allows Kartana to punish potential checks such as Mega Latias and Celesteela whilst also limiting Ferrothorn, Heatran, and Tangrowth
  • Synthesis enables Kartana to repeatedly switch into the likes of Garchomp, Ferrothorn and Gliscor.
  • Defog is used as it is able to pressure common hazard setters such as Garchomp, Ferrothorn and Mega Tyranitar.
  • If Defog isn’t required, Swords Dance can be used in its place.
Set Details
========

  • 120 Attack EVs allows Kartana to OHKO offensive Garchomp with Bloom Doom.

Usage Tips
========
  • Kartana should prioritise switching into weaker hazard setters such as Garchomp, Ferrothorn, and Gliscor and remove their hazards as often as possible.
  • Knock is knock
  • Synthesis should only be used when absolutely necessary, as its PP is too low to reliably spam.
  • Conserve Kartana’s Z-Move for hazard setters such as Garchomp, Gliscor, and Clefable, as it makes breaking them easier.
Team Options
========

  • Kartana fits on both offensive and balanced builds which appreciates its ability to remove hazards and act as a solid check to Pokemon such as Garchomp, Gliscor, Ferrothorn, and Mega Tyranitar.
  • Hazard-susceptible pivots such as Heatran, Toxapex, and Ferrothorn make for excellent partners, especially since they all appreciate the grounds being pressured etc
  • Pursuit trappers such as Mega Tyranitar, Weavile, and Krookodile are excellent partners as they are able to trap Pokémon that are easily able to wall Kartana, such a short Tornadus-T, Mega Latias, and Zapdos.
[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[curiosity,443485]]
- Quality checked by: [[, ], [, ], [, ]]
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Sayuze

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ik this is still wip, but shouldn't knock off be included, if not be higher of a priority than sacred sword? blade knock defog synth kart is a set ive seen and i feel like knock gives it a lot more utility (not that sacred sword is bad, its good too but i feel like knock is kinda superior so maybe a slash?) namely, knocking off ferro pex lando / anything else ig or also forcing recovers on m-lati@s is appreciated
 

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ik this is still wip, but shouldn't knock off be included, if not be higher of a priority than sacred sword? blade knock defog synth kart is a set ive seen and i feel like knock gives it a lot more utility (not that sacred sword is bad, its good too but i feel like knock is kinda superior so maybe a slash?) namely, knocking off ferro pex lando / anything else ig or also forcing recovers on m-lati@s is appreciated
We agreed that Knock Off should actually be the main move on the set, as it allows Kartana to make progress much more easily.

synth kart isnt that good imo. kart is used as a brainless sd sweeper and i think synth is a waste of a slot. maybe z giga would do better tbh
What was the point in posting this? Synthesis Kartana has really established itself as a good set these past few months and it's not like Swords Dance, Choice Band, and Choice Scarf Kartana don't already have analyses.
 

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[SET]
name: PAPER FAN (Defog Utility)
move 1: Leaf Blade
move 2: Knock Off / Sacred Sword
move 3: Synthesis
move 4: Defog
item: Grassium Z
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Jolly
evs: 136 HP / 120 Atk / 252 Spe

Swords Dance isn't slashed, so there's no need to slash Sacred Sword.

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Knock Off is preferred as it allows Kartana to punish potential checks such as Mega Latias and Celesteela whilst also limiting Ferrothorn. Add Tangrowth as an example.
  • Sacred Sword can be used over Knock off to break past Steel-types such as Heatran and Ferrothorn, but comes at the cost of being unable to break pressure Mega Latias and Tornadus-T. I think pressure is a better word to use here because Knock Off isn't necessarily breaking past them either, it's just far more annoying for them to deal with. It should be noted that Sacred Sword should also only be used alongside Swords Dance.
  • Synthesis enables Kartana to repeatedly switch into the likes of Garchomp, Ferrothorn and Gliscor.
  • Defog can be is used as it is able to pressure common hazard setters such as Garchomp, Ferrothorn and Mega Tyranitar.
  • If Defog isn’t required, Swords Dance can be used in its place.
As the meta has continued to evolve, it's become pretty clear that Synthesis + Swords Dance is inferior to Swords Dance + 3 Attacks, so I'm not sure if Swords Dance and Sacred Sword should even be mentioned here anymore.

Set Details
========

  • 120 Attack EVs allows Kartana to OHKO offensive Garchomp with Bloom Doom.

Add that 136 HP investment minimizes the chance of being 2HKOed by Garchomp.

Usage Tips
========
  • Kartana should prioritise switching into weaker hazard setters such as Garchomp, Ferrothorn, and Gliscor and remove their hazards as often as possible.
  • Synthesis should only be used when absolutely necessary, as its PP is too low to reliably spam.
  • Conserve Kartana’s Z-Move for hazard setters such as Garchomp, Gliscor, and Clefable, as it makes breaking them easier.
I think you should also mention that crippling checks such as Celesteela and Heatran that lack reliable recovery should often be a priority.

Team Options
========

  • Kartana fits on both offensive and balanced builds which appreciates its ability to remove hazards and act as a solid check to Pokemon such as Garchomp, Gliscor, Ferrothorn, and Mega Tyranitar.
  • Hazard-susceptible pivots such as Heatran, Toxapex, and Ferrothorn make for excellent partners, especially since they all appreciate the grounds being pressured etc
  • If running Sacred Sword, Pursuit trappers such as Mega Tyranitar, Weavile, and Krookodile are excellent partners as they are able to trap Pokémon that are easily able to wall Kartana, such a short Tornadus-T, Mega Latias, and Zapdos. Pursuit support is pretty good either way.
  • Kartana's able to force a Knock Off on Pokemon such as Ferrothorn, Heatran, and Tornadus-T which is pretty nice for certain teammates and that should definitely be mentioned here.
[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[curiosity,443485]]
- Quality checked by: [[, ], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
1/3, good work.
 

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