1v1 Tapu Fini [QC: 3/3] [GP: 2/2]

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[OVERVIEW]

Tapu Fini's Water / Fairy typing allows it to be one of the best Mega Charizard X answers, as well as letting it take on other common Fire- and Dragon-types like Air Balloon Heatran and bulky Zygarde. Its great bulk lets it take attacks from the likes of Landorus-T and Golem, while the ability Misty Terrain allows it to take on common sleep users like Vivillon and Jumpluff. Tapunium Z along with Taunt also helps it shut down common stall Pokemon like Chansey and Necrozma. Waterium Z allows Tapu Fini to take care of non-specially defensive Mega Mawile along with other offensive Pokemon like Landorus-T, as well as Mega Charizard Y through Z-Rain Dance. However, Tapu Fini struggles with Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Ferrothorn, Mega Venusaur, Magnezone, Togekiss, and Zeraora because of their bulk or their super effective attacks. Furthermore, the Waterium Z set also has trouble with dealing with special walls like Chansey, Meloetta, and Mega Slowbro, which can wear it down slowly with their attacks.

[SET]
name: Waterium Z
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Rain Dance / Calm Mind
move 3: Calm Mind / Taunt
move 4: Moonblast
item: Waterium Z
ability: Misty Terrain
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 92 Def / 60 SpA / 52 SpD / 56 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
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Hydro Pump transforms into Hydro Vortex to nuke Pokemon like non-specially defensive Mega Mawile and Mega Aggron. Tapu Fini's Rain Dance can be used to either boost Hydro Vortex's damage output or give Tapu Fini a Speed boost with Z-Rain Dance and cancel out Mega Charizard Y's Drought. Calm Mind allows Tapu Fini to take on slower special attackers like Primarina and bulky Necrozma by enabling it to take their attacks as well as boost its Hydro Vortex. Alternatively, Taunt stops Pokemon like Jumpluff, Aegislash, and Stored Power Necrozma from using Leech Seed or Calm Mind. Moonblast allows Tapu Fini to take care of bulky Dark-types like Mega Sableye and Dragon-types like Zygarde-C.

Set Details
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The given HP and Defense EVs with a Bold nature allow Tapu Fini to take Choice Band Victini's Bolt Strike, as well as Z-Moves from Landorus-T, Donphan, and Terrakion. Additionally, 52 Special Defense EVs let it survive Never-Ending Nightmare from Aegislash, as well as the following Shadow Sneak. 56 Speed EVs allow Tapu Fini to outpace maximum Speed Donphan as well as Mega Charizard Y after it gets a boost from Z-Rain Dance. The rest of the EVs go into Special Attack to make Tapu Fini's moves more powerful. Tapu Fini's ability Misty Surge allows it to avoid status for 5 turns, which is good against common sleep users like Jumpluff.

Usage Tips
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Send Tapu Fini out against Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Charizard. Regardless of which Mega the latter is using, use Z-Rain Dance to outspeed Mega Charizard Y and cancel out its Drought. If the opponent is running Mega Charizard Y and the Charizard does not Mega Evolve right away, use Rain Dance again the following turns to cover its eventual Mega Evolution and OHKO it with Hydro Pump. Otherwise, just attack with Hydro Pump. Because of Tapu Fini's Fairy typing, send it out against Dragon-types like Zygarde-C, as Calm Mind followed by Moonblast will take care of them. If Tapu Fini is not running Calm Mind, use Taunt followed by Moonblast. Send it out against Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, but be sure to use Moonblast first and then use Hydro Vortex against Donphan to avoid getting KOed by Endeavor followed by Ice Shard. Send it out against Steel-types like non-special defensive Mega Mawile, Mega Aggron, and Mega Scizor, as Hydro Vortex takes care of them; however, against Mega Aggron, use Moonblast against it to break Sturdy before using Hydro Vortex. Otherwise, it can OHKO Tapu Fini with Metal Burst. However, do not send Tapu Fini out against strong Steel-types like Mega Metagross. Similarly, be careful of sending Tapu Fini out against Magearna, as it has to engage in a mind game of using Taunt to prevent Magearna from using Calm Mind. Predict when Magearna attacks to use Calm Mind. After Tapu Fini gets one Calm Mind ahead of it and uses Taunt, use Hydro Pump then Hydro Vortex to finish it off. Send Tapu Fini out against other Water-types like Mega Gyarados, Primarina, and Carracosta. Against non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados, first use Taunt, then Calm Mind and Moonblast. For Carracosta, use Taunt so it cannot set up Shell Smash, and then use Moonblast twice to KO it. For Primarina, it will be better to spam Calm Mind and take care of it with Moonblast when Encore ends. Avoid sending Tapu Fini out against walls like Mega Venusaur, Mega Slowbro, and Chansey, because even with Taunt, Tapu Fini cannot win. Avoid sending it out against strong special attackers like Tapu Lele, Choice Specs Genesect, and Normalium Z Porygon-Z, as Tapu Fini does not take their attacks well. Be sure not to send Tapu Fini out to face Deoxys-S, as Deoxys-S has a faster Taunt and will proceed to PP stall Tapu Fini with Recover and Amnesia.

Team Options
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Mega Aggron is a good Pokemon to pair with Tapu Fini because of its ability to take care of Grass- and Electric-types like Tapu Bulu and Zeraora. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of sleep users like Jumpluff and setup sweepers like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados. Dragon-types like Haxorus, Naganadel, and Garchom are good partners, as they handle Tapu Fini's counters such as Tapu Bulu and Magnezone. Tapu Fini in return can take care of troubling Pokemon like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados, non non-Flyinium Z Dragonite, and Mega Altaria. Ground-types like Zygarde and Landorus-T can help beat Zeraora and Magnezone as well as Steel-types like Magearna and Mega Metagross. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon- and Flying-types like Mega Latias and Mega Charizard. Fighting-types like Sawk, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Lucario helps with annoying walls like Chansey and offensive Porygon2, and if Sawk is running Poison Jab, it is able to take on Tapu Bulu as well. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of bulky Pokemon like non-Flyinium Z Dragonite, non-specially defensive Mega Mawile, and non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados. Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y, and Heatran are good to pair with Tapu Fini to take care of troubling Steel-and Grass-types like Genesect, specially defensive Mega Mawile, and Ferrothorn. Finally, Grass-types like Mega Sceptile and Mega Venusaur to take care of Electric-types like Zeraora and Magnezone. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon-types like bulky Zygarde-C and Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Incineroar.

[SET]
name: Tapunium Z
move 1: Taunt
move 2: Nature's Madness
move 3: Brine
move 4: Icy Wind
item: Tapunium Z
ability: Misty Surge
nature: Calm
evs: 248 HP / 28 SpA / 136 SpD / 96 Spe

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

Taunt allows Tapu Fini to stop recovery moves from Pokemon like Chansey and Porygon2 and Leech Seed from users like Jumpluff. When used as Guardian of Alola, Nature's Madness takes 3/4 of the opposing foe's HP. Brine will double in strength once the opponent's HP is below half, turning it into a powerful Water-type STAB move after using Guardian of Alola, which is good for taking on Deoxys-S and Tapu Lele. Icy Wind takes on Dragon-types like Garchomp, Landorus-T, and Grass-types like Jumpluff and slows down Psychic-types like stall Deoxys-S and fast Tapu Lele. Moonblast is an option for Dark-types like Earthquake Mega Gyarados.

Set Details
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A Calm nature and the given HP and Special Defense EVs allow Tapu Fini to take a Twinkle Tackle followed by a Fleur Cannon from bulky Magearna, as well as beat physical attackers such as Donphan and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile. 96 Speed EVs allow it to outpace neutral Speed Magearna, as well as outpace Garchomp after Icy Wind. The rest of the EVs go into Special Attack to make its moves as strong as possible. Its ability Misty Surge allows it to avoid status for 5 turns, which is good against common sleep users like Jumpluff.

Usage Tips
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Send out Tapu Fini against walls like Chansey and Porygon2, as the combination of Taunt and Guardian of Alola will take care of these. Send Tapu Fini out against any Dragon-type except Naganadel and Flyinium Z + Fly Dragonite, as Tapu Fini cannot beat defeat these. Send out Tapu Fini against Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Air Balloon Heatran, and Incineroar. Allow it to face Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, as after Guardian of Alola, Brine will finish them off. Use Icy Wind against Garchomp and Landorus-T, as this will let Tapu Fini outspeed and 2HKO them. Against fast Tapu Lele, use Guardian of Alola turn one, followed up by Icy Wind turn two and Brine turn three, as Tapu Fini will now outspeed it. Tapu Lele will be able to take a Brine after two Calm Minds, but not an Icy Wind followed by a Brine. Against slower, bulkier variants, use Guardian of Alola turn one, followed by Brine. Use Taunt on Pokemon like Chansey, Magearna, Jumpluff, Porygon2, and stall Deoxys-S and Mew, as once the latter two are slowed down enough by Icy Wind, Guardian of Alola followed by Brine take care of these. Be careful if there is a Charizard in Team Preview, because even though Tapu Fini can beat Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y 2HKOes it. Do not send it out against walls like Mega Venusaur and Mega Slowbro, as Giga Drain will allow the former to get HP back even through Taunt, while the latter is unaffected by Taunt and will able to slowly wear down Tapu Fini. Strong special attackers like non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z can also beat Tapu Fini, so avoid sending it out against them.

Team Options
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Ground-types like Zygarde-C and Choice Scarf Landorus-T help Tapu Fini with troubling Electric- and Steel-types like Zeraora and Magnezone. The latter can also handle Mega Charizard X and Y to ease the mind games. In return, Tapu Fini can take on non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, stall Deoxys-S, and Jumpluff for them. Tapu Fini struggles with Steel-types like Thunderbolt Choice Specs Genesect and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, so having Fire-types like Heatran and bulky Mega Charizard X helps Tapu Fini with pressuring these Pokemon at Team Preview as well as beating these. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Water-types like Primarina and walls like Chansey. Powerful Dragon-types like Choice Scarf Haxorus, Naganadel, and Choice Band Garchomp can help with Tapu Bulu, Whimsicott, and Mega Charizard Y. Garchomp can deal with either of Charizard's Mega Evolutions because of Outrage. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of opposing Dragon-types like Garchomp along with Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X. Steel-types like Mega Metagross, Aegislash, and Magnezone help Tapu Fini with troubling Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and Whimsicott as well as Poison-types such as Naganadel. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran. Electric-types like mixed Zeraora helps break Water-types like Mega Slowbro. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp. Walls like Chansey and Mega Venusaur can take on Choice Specs Genesect, and Mega Venusaur also helps with non-Choice Band Dragon-types like Naganadel. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Fire- and Fighting-types like Air Balloon Heatran, Choice Scarf Sawk, and Incineroar. Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile help with Mega Slowbro as well. Jumpluff can use Sleep Powder and Leech Seed on the likes of Aegislash and non-Ice Punch Mega Metagross, while Mega Sceptile can help with troubling Dragon-types like Naganadel. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Dragon- and Fire-types like Garchomp and Air Balloon Heatran.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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A Choice Specs set with Hydro Pump, Hidden Power Fire, Moonblast, and Ice Beam can be used to get more power out of Tapu Fini and beat Ferrothorn and Zygarde, which it cannot usually take on. However, this makes it unable to shut down walls like Chansey or to change the weather versus Mega Charizard Y.

Checks and Counters
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**Grass-types**: Grass-types give Tapu Fini trouble, as they resist its Water-type STAB moves. Pokemon like Mega Venusaur and Whimsicott also commonly use Leech Seed to slowly drain Tapu Fini's HP. However, if Tapu Fini has Taunt, it is only shut down by Mega Venusaur, which can fire back with Giga Drain or Sludge Bomb. Other more offensive Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile can OHKO Tapu Fini from full HP with their STAB attacks.

**Super Effective Attacks**: Powerful Electric Z-Move users like Zeraora and Magnezone can OHKO Tapu Fini from full HP thanks to their powerful STAB attacks. Other Pokemon that commonly run Electric-type moves like Mega Metagross can easily surprise Tapu Fini and OHKO it. Poison-types like Naganadel and Mega Gengar can take care of Tapu Fini thanks to their STAB move.

**Special Walls**: Tapu Fini is unable to take care of walls such as Mega Venusaur and Ferrothorn because of its inability to KO these Pokemon before it gets KOed itself. It also struggles with Mega Slowbro because of its pre-Mega ability in Oblivious preventing it from being shut down by Tapu Fini's Taunt, as well as with Ferrothorn because of its Grass STAB.

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- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
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Magma I am rejecting this analysis (qc reject 1/3) as it currently stands. I got halfway through the first set and I just wasn't impressed. The ev spread on both sets are wack according to the justifications behind it, such as Mega Metagross, Garchomp, and a bunch of these matchups are either unreliable rolls or just incorrect, and the ones you are right about are way overblown (banded haxorus pjab and gren gunk shot get into the 80s max). Please, for this analysis and all future analysis, double check what you think you know with the sets you have provided.

And if these are good evs but you don't know why these evs exist, consider dropping and doing something else.

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[OVERVIEW]

* Tapu Fini has great defensive bulk, Special Attack stat make this its own bullet (with examples of course), since there's plenty that its stats help out for that it doesn't need Misty Terrain for and ability Misty Terrain, that allows it to not be status and take on common sleep users like Swampert, Vivillon and Jumpluff.
* Thanks to Tapu Fini's Water-typing, it can take on Fire- and Dragon-types like Heatran and Zygarde as well as Pokemon with the ability Sturdy such as Donphan, Golem, and Skarmory not exactly the most relevant mon
* With Tapu Fini's item Tapunium Z, it allows it to take care of walls it usually struggle with like Chansey and Porygon2 with the aid of Taunt cutting off their recovery.
* Waterium Z allows Tapu Fini to take care of Mega Scizor you beat scizor regardless, also scizor is not very relevant also gives Tapu Fini a chance vs Mega Charizard Y because of getting a speed boost from using a Z Rain Dance along with rain. bring up Waterium being good for breaking down offensive mons in general (with examples of course), since you can actually get OHKOs with it, unlike with GoA
* However, Tapu Fini struggles with Pokemon like Magearna, Primarina how do you lose this, beyond spa drops from moonblast Mega Metagross and Mega Venusaur because of their bulk or their super effective attacks.
* Furthermore, it also has trouble with dealing with special walls with the Waterium Z set because of the likes of Chansey and Porygon2 You just set up CM and kill P2, since they don't run Confide. Also provide more examples than just Chansey, which is already barely relevant getting Tapu Fini worn down slowly by their attacking moves and without running Rain Dance, it has a horrible matchup against Mega Charizard Y. redundant wording

[SET]
name: Waterium Z
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Rain Dance
move 3: Taunt / Calm Mind CM before Taunt.
move 4: Moonblast
item: Waterium Z
ability: Misty Terrain
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 128 Def / 44 SpA / 32 SpD / 56 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

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

* Hydro Pump is a power Water STAB and transforms into a powerful Z move to nuke Pokemon like Mega Mawile, Mega Scizor, and Mega Aggron.
* Tapu Fini's Rain Dance can be used to either boost Waterium-Z damage bring up that this is useful for the Magearna matchup output or give Tapu Fini a Speed boost with Z-Rain Dance and cancel out Mega Charizard Y's Drought.
* Taunt shuts down walls like Celesteela Z-Metal Sound goes through Taunt + Choice Specs is the next most common item, in addition to Celesteela commonly running Giga Drain and Jumpluff as well as set up sweepers like Zygarde-C Taunt doesn't actually do much for this matchup. Just 3 Moonblasts should win and Mega Charizard X Charizard-X can't touch you, esp if you use Rain Dance from setting up.
* Calm Mind allows Tapu Fini to boost itself to make its Special Attacks stronger as well as its Special Defense to allow it to take on slower Special Attackers like Togekiss and Aegislash because of being able to live their attacks. Add Magearna, Primarina, and Choice Specs Necrozma
* Moonblast allows Tapu Fini to take care of walls like Mega Sableye and Dragon-types like Zygarde-C.

Set Details
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* Tapu Fini with a Bold nature with 248 HP and 128 Def EVs allows it to live Z-moves from Landorus-T, Donphan, and Terrakion and live two physical attacks from Mega Lopunny Lopunny would normally win with the combination of Fake+Kick+Giga, since Z-Pump doesn't KO, but you're fortunately bulked to live the combination of the three moves pretty reliably. Make sure you change "two" to "three" and Mega Mawile.
* 56 Spe EVs allows Tapu Fini to outpace max speed Donphan,
Necrozma You already outspeed Necrozma with your base speed alone. and bulky Zygarde-C. Zygarde has 95 speed before reverting to Complete, and is still the same speed after, be sure to avoid speed creep battles in analyses. Also be sure to bring up outspeeding Charizard-Y after Z-Rain Dance.
* Tapu Fini's ability Misty Surge allows it to not get status for 5 turns, which is good against common sleep users like Jumpluff and Swampert as well as common Pokemon that run Toxic like Whimsiscott and Mew. neither of those commonly run toxic, nor does anything besides p2, really.
* Tapu Fini paired with Waterium-Z turns Hydro Pump into a powerful one time nuke to take care of Mega Scizor, Mega Aggron, and Skarmory after breaking Sturdy with Moonblast. covered in Moves
* Tapu Fini can also use Z-Rain Dance to flip the matchup vs Mega Charizard Y as it gets a speed boost with Rain Dance's Z effect, making it able to outpace Mega Charizard Y then OHKO it with Hydro Pump. covered in Moves
* You didn't explain what the Spa and Spd evs are for


Usage Tips
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* Send it out against Steel-types like Mega Scizor and Mega Aggron as Waterium-Z takes care of them, but with Mega Aggron be sure to Moonblast it to break Sturdy before using Waterium-Z as if Strudy is not broken, Mega Aggron can OHKO Tapu Fini with Metal Burst.
* Because of Tapu Fini's Fairy-typing, send it out against Dragon-types like Haxorus, as even if its Choice Band, they fail to 2KO Tapu Fini and dies to one Moonblast.
* Send it out against Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem as Moonblast into Waterium-Z will take care of these.
* Walls like Celesteela and Avalugg are slower than Tapu Fini, so Taunting both of these then Waterium Z and finish them with Hydro Pump for the former and Moonblast for the latter would take care of them. Celesteela was discussed above and Avalugg kills with Mirror Coat
* Be careful around Special walls like Chansey and Slowbro as one will KO Tapu Fini because of its massive HP stat allowing Seismic Toss to KO before Tapu Fini's Waterium-Z while the latter is unable to be taunted. you basically cover this in a bullet below
* Be wary around Pokemon that can run Electric coverage like Dragonite Dragonite does not run Electric coverage. and Genesect because these outspeed Tapu Fini and will 2KO Tapu Fini.
* Avoid sending Tapu Fini out against Walls like Mega Venusaur, Chansey, and Porygon 2 because even with Taunt it gets bopped by either super effective coverage or being unable to KO it before Tapu Fini can. be sure to move Slowbro from the crossed out bullet here
* Avoid sending it out against strong special attackers like Tapu Lele, Genesect and Porygon-Z specify Normalium here, since you actually beat Choice Scarf with CM into Z-HP as Tapu Fini does not take these attacks well.
* If there is a Deoxys-S in the preview, be wary about sending Tapu Fini out to face it, as it will not be able to win. Explain how it loses

Team Options
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* Mega Aggron is a good Pokemon to pair with Tapu Fini because of it being able to take care of Tapu Bulu and Mega Charizard Y. What does Tapu Fini do in return for it?
* Dragon-types like Haxorus, Naganadal and Garchomp can take care of shaky matchups like Charizard, Mega Venusaur and if Haxorus and Garchomp is running Choice Scarf Jumpluff. Naganadal can OHKO Whimsiscott, Tapu Bulu and 2KO Mega Slowbro. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them?
* Ground-types like Zygarde and Landorus-T can help out with the Charizard matchup as well as Steel-types like Magearna and non-Ice Punch Mega Metagross. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them?
* Fighting-types like Sawk helps with annoying walls like Chansey and Porygon2. With Poison Jab it be able to take on Tapu Bulu as well. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them? (Also mention more than one fighting type or just say sawk)
* Fire-types like Mega Charizard X / Y and Heatran are good to pair with Tapu Fini for them to be able to take care of troubling Steel-types like Magearna and Aegislash. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them?
* Grass-types like Mega Sceptile and Mega Venusaur are good to use to take care of Electric-types like Zeraora and Magnezone. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them?

[SET]
name: Tapunium Z
move 1: Taunt
move 2: Nature's Madness
move 3: Brine
move 4: Ice Beam / Moonblast consider changing Ice Beam to Icy Wind. You still bulk the combination of Lando-T's Tomb into Z-quake, as well as outspeeding Garchomp with it.
item: Tapunium Z
ability: Misty Surge
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 128 Def / 4 SpA / 32 SpD / 96 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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* Taunt allows Tapu Fini to stop Pokemon from Recovering like Chansey and Porygon2 and Leech Seed users like Jumpluff and Celesteela.
* Nature's Madness halves a Pokemon's HP, but when used with Tapunium Z it turns into taking 3/4 of the opponent's Pokemon HP.
* Brine will double in strength once Tapu Fini's The opponent's* HP is below half turning it into a power Water STAB move to take care of Landorus-T doesn't beat Landorus without Ice Beam, which has nothing to do with Brine and Donphan after breaking Sturdy This also has nothing to do with Brine, as Moonblast also does the job when they're at 1/4. You don't really need to go into too much detail regarding Brine beyond how it doubles against half-health or lower enemies.
* Ice Beam is to take on Dragon-types like Zygarde-C To my surprise, Ice Beam actually isn't strong enough to 2HKO Zygarde, so it's equally as effective as Moonblast and Flying-types like Landorus-T and Jumpluff just GoA into Moonblast should win this.
* Moonblast is for Dark-types like Mega Sableye and for Dragon-types like Zygarde-C

Set Details
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* Tapu Fini with a Bold nature and 248 HP / 128 Def EVs allows it to be able to take on Mega Aggron 48.1 - 56.8% with Slam Landorus-T, Zygarde-C and Mega Mawile as it cannot be 2KOed by these.
* 96 Spe EVs allows it to outpace Magearna, Zygarde-C discussed above in the previous Set Details section and Mega Altaria.
* Its ability Misty Surge allows it to not get status for 5 turns which is good against common Sleep users like Jumpluff and Swampert.
* Tapunium Z allows Nature's Madness to turn from taking half of the oppenent's Pokemon HP to three-fourths of it, allowing it to take on walls like Chansey, Porygon2 and Celesteela thanks to using Taunt first to cut off their recovery. covered in Moves

Usage Tips
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* Send out Tapu Fini against walls it usually cannot beat like Chansey and Porygon2 as the combination of Taunt and Tapunium Z will KO them.
* Send it out against any Dragon-type execpt Dragonite, Garchomp You beat Dragonite p reliably beyond fast band Tpunch or something, and icy wind beats Garchomp if you replace Ice Beam with it. and Naganadal as Tapu Fini cannot beat these because of Mutiscale or super effective moves.
* Allow it to face Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan, Golem and Skarmory as after a Moonblast GoA*, Brine will finish them off.
* Be careful if there is a Charizard in the team preview as Mega Charizard Y 2KOs Tapu Fini.
* Do not send it against walls like Mega Venusaur and Slowbro as Giga Drain will allow it get HP back and take care of Tapu Fini as the latter cannot be Taunt and will able to slowly wear down Tapu Fini's HP.
* Strong special attackers like Porygon-Z and Tapu Lele can beat Tapu Fini, so avoid sending it out against them.
* While Tapunium Z takes Deoxys-S health to three-fourths of its HP because of its ability Pressure and Taunt Deoxys-S will be able to beat Tapu Fini, so be careful if there is one in preview.


Team Options
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* Ground-types like Zygarde-C and Landorus-T help Tapu Fini with troubling Steel- and Fire-types like Magearna, Mega Charizard Y and Heatran. While the latter can handle Mega Charizard X, Zygarde-C can get OHKOed from Outrage. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them?
* Tapu Fini struggles with Steel-types like Aegislash, Mega Mawile and Magearna so having Fire-types like Heatran and bulky Mega Charizard X helps Tapu Fini with pressuring these Pokemon at preview as well as beat these. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them?
* Powerful Dragon-types like Haxorus and Garchomp physically can help with Tapu Bulu and Mega Charizard X. Garchomp can deal with either Charizard because of having Stone Edge. Naganadal can deal with Whimsiscott, both Charizards and Mega slowbro. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them?
* Steel-types like Mega Metagross, Aegislash, and Magnezone helps Tapu Fini with troubling Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and Whimsiscott as well as Poison-types Naganadal. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them?
* Electric-types like Zeraora helps break Water-types like Priminina (lol spelling) GoA into Moon wins and Mega Slowbro. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them? (also name more than one Electric)
* Walls like Celesteela and Mega venusaur for Slowbro and the latter helps with Priminia (:eyes:) and non-Choice Band Dragon-types. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them?
* Grass-types like Tapu Bulu, Jumpluff and Mega Sceptile help with Primina (did you even try to spell these right-) as well. Jumpluff can use Sleep Powder and Leech Seed on the likes of Aegislash and non-Ice Punch Mega Metagross. Mega Sceptile can help with troubling Dragon-types like Naganadal. What does Tapu Fini do in return for them?

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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* Choice Specs can be used to get more power out of Tapu Fini with the moves of Hydro Pump, Hidden Power Fire, Moonblast and Ice Beam. However this makes it unable to shut down walls like Celesteela or to change the weather vs Mega Charizard Y.

Checks and Counters
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**Mega Charizard Y**: If Tapu Fini lacks Rain Dance, Mega Charizard Y easily lives a z move from either set and 2KOs Tapu Fini with Solar Beam.

**Grass-types**: Troubling Grass-types that commonly use Leech Seed like Mega Venusaur, Jumpluff and Whimsiscott can slowly suck the HP off of Tapu Fini. If it does have Taunt, it only shuts down it is only shut down by* (I know this is more of a GP thing but this in particular kinda completely changes what you meant by this) Mega Venusaur that can fire back with Giga Drain or Sludge Bomb. Other more offensive Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile can OHKO Tapu Fini from full with their Grass STAB attacks.

**Electric-types**: Powerful Electric Z-move users like Zeraora and Magnezone can OHKO Tapu Fini from full thanks to their powerful Electric attacks. Other Pokemon that commonly run Electric-type moves like Greninja, Dragonite, Porygon-Z Mega Metagross and Mega Mawile can easily surprise Tapu Fini and OHKO it. Only Metagross (viably) runs Electric type coverage in 1v1

**Poison-types**: Poison-types like Naganadal and Mega Gengar can take care of Tapu Fini thanks to their STAB move.

**Magearna**: Because of Magearna having access to Pain Split, it comes to a 50/50 of Magearna using Pain Split to undo some of the damage done by Tapu Fini's Z move. If the Z-move is not used at the right time, it can Calm Mind once and take care of Tapu Fini. Be sure to mention that Waterium with CM and Rain Dance wins.

**Walls**: If Tapu Fini is the Waterium Z set, it will be unable to take care of walls such as Chansey and Porygon2 CM because of Tapu Fini being unable to KO these Pokemon before it gets KOed. If not running Taunt, it can lose against Celesteela discussed above. Replace with Jumpluff/Whimsicott Both sets struggle with Slowbro because of its pre-Mega ability Oblivious making Tapu Fini's Taunt unable to shut Slowbro down and Ferrothorn because of its Grass STAB.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Magma, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Osra, 239997], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
There's gonna be a lot of updating to do here, let me know (as in post here) when you think you've implemented everything well enough and I'll double check.
 

Yami

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Fuck, I forgot about this between my two team tours and other analyses, I will have it done by Saturday and tag you then.
 

Rosa

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Magma
It takes a considerable amount of speed on fini to outspeed even 0 speed megagross, nor do you reliably ko it or withstand tpunch/stabs from it. Remove all mention of megagross as anything other than a counter to fini, in every section.

Also, maybe tighten up on the grammar and stuff- I know it's not my job to gp, but oof-

Other than that, 1/3 c:
 

Yami

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I will fix the grammar as best as I can in between checks, as it is something I struggle with. Ready for QC check #2.
 
No offense Magma , but I think you have presented this analyses with lots of outdated and factually wrong info. Look into it before second QC<-- Humble suggestion of Wrath of Alakazam u_u'

Example :
1) Waterium Z set, SpD tanks PZ Modest Scarf Uproar into Calm Mind Uproar.
252+ SpA Adaptability Porygon-Z Uproar vs. 252 HP / 32 SpD Tapu Fini: 172-204 (50 - 59.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Adaptability Porygon-Z Uproar vs. +1 252 HP / 32 SpD Tapu Fini: 116-138 (33.7 - 40.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO


2) Mentions of Mega Scizor in Waterium Z set, which has not seen much relevant usage

3) Deoxys-S always beats all viable Fini sets.
Choice Specs:
252+ SpA Choice Specs Deoxys-Speed Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 32 SpD Tapu Fini: 204-240 (59.3 - 69.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Deoxys-Speed Thunderbolt vs. +1 252 HP / 32 SpD Tapu Fini: 136-160 (39.5 - 46.5%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
44 SpA Tapu Fini Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Deoxys-Speed: 219-258 (90.8 - 107%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO
and Deoxys-Stall can always just Taunt into Amnesia stall (unless IcyWind into Taunt)

4) Choice Scarf Garchomp as a Tapu Fini teammate......

5) Landorus-T as a Metagross-Mega counter, while it runsIce Punch for that...

6) GoA Tapu Fini beating Haxorus : 4 SpA Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Haxorus: 264-312 (90.1 - 106.4%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO

7) Only Poison-type you have mentioned is Naganadel, while Mega Gengar and Nihilego are also relevant.
 
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Bolded is additions, strikethrough is stuff that should be removed, underline needs to be edited in some way, red is comments. All information I bring are based on 1630 Usage stats (considering anything at or above 6% as of March 2019 usage relevant) and Calcs.

[OVERVIEW]

* Tapu Fini has great defensive bulk that allows it to live attacks from the likes of Landorus-T, Mega Lopunny even with the more defensive spread the roll is 91-107 with fake out into hjk into giga and Donphan and a good Special Attack stat that allows it to effectively run Waterium Z with Calm Mind several sets to take care of many Steel-types like offensive Mega Mawile and Aegislash. You bring up one set but then don't bring up the other main set, and then you also bring up both sets later on.
* It also has the ability Misty Terrain, which allows Tapu Fini to not be status and take on common sleep users like Swampert, Vivillon and Jumpluff.
* Thanks to Tapu Fini's Water-typing, it can take on Fire- and Dragon-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Zygarde as well as Pokemon with the ability Sturdy such as Donphan and Golem.
* With Tapu Fini's item Tapunium Z, it allows it to take care of walls it usually struggle with like Chansey, Clefable Clefable can block Taunt with Magic Coat, consider another example, Necrozma and Porygon2 50/50, either they recover on your tapunium or they tbolt on your taunt wins with the aid of Taunt cutting off their recovery.
* Waterium Z allows Tapu Fini to take care of offensive Mega Mawile along with other offensive Pokemon like Mega Lopunny and Primarina. Furthermore, it also gives lets Tapu Fini a chance to take on Mega Charizard Y because of getting a speed boost from using a Z Rain Dance along with rain.
* However, Tapu Fini struggles with Pokemon like Magearna Tapunium beats Magearna Mega Metagross, Mega Venusaur, Magnezone and Zeraora because of their bulk or their super effective attacks.
* Furthermore, it also has trouble with dealing with special walls with the Waterium Z set because of the likes of Chansey, Meloetta and Mega Slowbro getting Tapu Fini worn down slowly by their attacks.

[SET]
name: Waterium Z
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Rain Dance / Calm Mind Add this so you can have the option of cm/taunt
move 3: Calm Mind / Taunt
move 4: Moonblast
item: Waterium Z
ability: Misty Terrain
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 128 Def / 44 SpA / 32 SpD / 56 Spe change to 248 HP / 92 Def / 60 SpA / 52 SpD / 56 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

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

* Hydro Pump is a power Water STAB and transforms into a powerful Z move Hydro Vortex to nuke Pokemon like offensive Mega Mawile, Mega Scizor, and Mega Aggron.
* Tapu Fini's Rain Dance can be used to either boost Waterium-Z damage output or give Tapu Fini a Speed boost with Z-Rain Dance and cancel out Mega Charizard Y's Drought as well as help greatly against Magearna. Not sure what you mean by this, and you don't include this in usage tips. Either take it out here or clarify in usage tips
* Calm Mind allows Tapu Fini to make its Special Attacks stronger as well as its Special Defense to take on slower Special Attackers like Togekiss faster, Magearna 50/50, Primarina, Choice Specs bulky Necrozma you can cm on Stored POwer after taunt and Aegislash never CM against Aegi, you taunt to beat laser focus because of being able to live their attacks.
* Taunt shuts down Pokemon like Jumpluff and Clefable has magic coat from using Leech Seed or Calm Mind.
* Moonblast allows Tapu Fini to take care of walls like non-Metal Burst Mega Sableye and Dragon-types like Zygarde-C.

Set Details
========

* Tapu Fini with a Bold nature with 248 HP and 128 92 Def EVs allows it to live Choice Band Victini's Bolt Strike, alongside Z-moves from Landorus-T, Donphan, and Terrakion and live three physical attacks from Mega Lopunny and Mega Mawile. refer to calcs i dmed on discord
* 32 52 SpD is to live Ghostium Z from Aegislash, as well as the following Shadow Sneak, thanks to Tapu Fini's defensive bulk.
* 56 Speed EVs allows Tapu Fini to outpace max speed Donphan and outpace Mega Charizard Y after it gets a boost from Z-Rain Dance.
* Rest of the EVs go into Special Attack to make Tapu Fini's moves more powerful.
* Tapu Fini's ability Misty Surge allows it to not get status for 5 turns, which is good against common sleep users like Jumpluff and Swampert.

Usage Tips
========

Mention matchups like fire types. Mention other water types. Mention when to use calm mind and when to taunt. Mention the high ranking Pokemon Fini beats. How do you play against zard y? when do you use rain dance? How do you play against magearna?
* Send it out against Steel-types like Mega Scizor and Mega Aggron as Waterium Z takes care of them, but with Mega Aggron be sure to Moonblast it to break Sturdy before using Waterium-Z as if Strudy is not broken, Mega Aggron can OHKO Tapu Fini with Metal Burst.
* Because of Tapu Fini's Fairy-typing, send it out against Dragon-types like Haxorus Zygarde, as even if its Choice Band, they fail to 2KO Tapu Fini and dies to one Moonblast. Explain Zygarde matchup. Calm Mind turn one, then spam moonblast. 60 SpA Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Haxorus: 278-330 (94.8 - 112.6%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO
* Send it out against Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem as Moonblast into Waterium-Z will take care of these. Mention that this is to avoid Endeavor from Donphan
* Be wary around Pokemon that can run Electric coverage like Mega Metagross and Genesect because both outspeed and 2KOs Tapu Fini.
* Avoid sending Tapu Fini out against Walls like Mega Venusaur, Mega Slowbro, Chansey, and Porygon 2 assuming tbolt, you calm mind 3 times, use Moonblast until they don't recover, then Hydro Vortex because even with Taunt it gets bopped avoid informal language by either super effective coverage or being unable to KO it before Tapu Fini can. reword this
* Avoid sending it out against strong special attackers like Tapu Lele, Genesect and Normalium Z Porygon-Z as Tapu Fini does not take these attacks well.
* If there is a Deoxys-S in the preview, be wary about sending Tapu Fini out to face it, as it will not be able to win as it will Taunt then proceed to PP stall with Recover and Amnesia.

Team Options
========

* Mega Aggron is a good Pokemon to pair with Tapu Fini because of it being able to take care of Tapu Bulu, Zeraora and Mega Charizard Y but you beat mega charizard y. Why do you need partners for help against it In return Tapu Fini can take care of Sleep users like Swampert and Jumpluff and set up sweepers like Mega Gyarados and Magearna. multiple 50/50s as far as i can tell, paired with speed creeping
* Dragon-types like Haxorus, Naganadal and Garchomp can take care of shaky matchups like Mega Charizard, Mega Venusaur and if Haxorus and Garchomp is running Choice Scarf Jumpluff. This entire sentence is either wrong or contradicts what you've already said. Haxorus and naganadel don't rlly beat zardx and both zards, and you already said you beat jumpluff, so, again, why is this being listed as needed Naganadal can OHKO Whimsiscott, Tapu Bulu and 2KO Mega Slowbro 252 SpA Choice Specs Naganadel Thunderbolt vs. 248 HP / 252+ SpD Slowbro: 240-284 (61 - 72.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO 252 SpA Choice Specs Naganadel Thunderbolt vs. +2 248 HP / 252+ SpD Slowbro: 122-144 (31 - 36.6%) -- 61.7% chance to 3HKO. Tapu Fini in return can take care of troubling Pokemon like Mega Gyarados, non-Z-Fly Dragonite and Mega Altaria.
* Ground-types like Zygarde and Landorus-T can help out beat Zeraora and Magnezone as well as Steel-types like Magearna and non-Ice Punch Mega Metagross. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon-types like Haxorus unreliable and Mega Latias and with Mega Charizard.
* Fighting-types like Sawk helps with annoying walls like Chansey and offensive Porygon2 and with Poison Jab, it be able to take on Tapu Bulu as well. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Mutiscale Pokemon like non-Z-Fly Dragonite, offensive Mega Mawile and Mold Breaker Pokemon like Mega Gyarados.
* Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y and Heatran are good to pair with Tapu Fini for them to be able to take care of troubling Steel-types like Magearna and Ferrothorn
* Grass-types like Mega Sceptile and Mega Venusaur are good to use to take care of Electric-types like Zeraora and Magnezone. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon-types like Haxorus and Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran.

[SET]
name: Tapunium Z
move 1: Taunt
move 2: Nature's Madness
move 3: Brine
move 4: Ice Wind / Moonblast consider move mentioning, see below
item: Tapunium Z
ability: Misty Surge
nature: Bold Calm
evs: 248 HP / 128 Def / 4 SpA / 32 SpD / 96 Spe run 248 HP / 28 SpA / 136 SpD / 96 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

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

* Taunt allows Tapu Fini to stop Pokemon from Recovering like Chansey and Porygon2 and Leech Seed users like Jumpluff and Celesteela.
* Nature's Madness halves a Pokemon's HP, but when used with Tapunium Z as Guardian of Alola it turns into taking 3/4 of the opponent's Pokemon HP.
* Brine will double in strength once the opponent's HP is below half turning it into a powerful Water STAB move after using Guardian of Alola.
* Icy Wind is to take on Dragon-types like Garchomp and Zygarde-C and Flying-types like Landorus-T.
* Moonblast is for Dark-types like Mega Sableye and for Dragon-types like Zygarde-C. So thats one Pokemon its for. is it really worth it? If it only beats one mon, move mention it, if not make more examples that icy wind doesn't cover.

Set Details
========

* Tapu Fini with a Bold Calm nature and 248 HP / 128 Def SpD EVs allows it to be able to live a Twinkle Tackle into a Fleur Cannon from bulky Magearna, as well as being able to take on physical attackers such as Landorus-T didn't win anyway even with old spread. could bulk icy winds, sd and z move, Zygarde-C and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile as it cannot be 2KOed by these.
* 96 Spe EVs allows it to outpace Magearna and Mega Altaria. nah.
wheres special attack?

* Its ability Misty Surge allows it to not get status for 5 turns which is good against common Sleep users like Jumpluff and Swampert.

Usage Tips
========
Magearna matchup.
* Send out Tapu Fini against walls it usually cannot beat doesn't make sense, since this is a main set like Chansey and Porygon2 as the combination of Taunt and Tapunium Z will KO them.
* Send it out against any Dragon-type except Naganadal and Z-Fly Dragonite, as Tapu Fini cannot beat it.
* Allow it to face Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan, Golem and Skarmory as after using Guardian of Alola, as Brine will finish them off.
* Be careful if there is a Charizard in the team preview as Mega Charizard Y 2KOs Tapu Fini.
* Do not send it against walls like Mega Venusaur and Mega Slowbro as Giga Drain will allow it get HP back and take care of Tapu Fini as the latter cannot be Taunt and will able to slowly wear down Tapu Fini's HP.
* Strong special attackers like non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z and offensive Tapu Lele +2 0 SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 132+ SpD Tapu Fini: 309-364 (89.8 - 105.8%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO can beat Tapu Fini, so avoid sending it out against them.
* While Tapunium Z takes Deoxys-S health to three-fourths of its HP because of its ability Pressure and Taunt Deoxys-S will be able to beat Tapu Fini, so be careful if there is one in preview. you just lose to both deo


Team Options
========

* Ground-types like Zygarde-C and Landorus-T help Tapu Fini with troubling Steel- Electric- and Fire-types like Magearna, Mega Charizard Y, Zeraora, Magnezone and Heatran Tapunium beats heatran. While the latter can handle Mega Charizard X, Zygarde-C can get OHKOed from Outrage. In return, Tapu Fini can take on non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, Mega Charizard X and Jumpluff for them.
* Tapu Fini struggles with Steel-types like Aegislash, Mega Mawile and Magearna Tapunium beats all of these so having Fire-types like Heatran and bulky Mega Charizard X helps Tapu Fini with pressuring these Pokemon at preview as well as beat these. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Water-types like Primarina and walls like Clefable. So yeah this is a moot point. Everything you said fini struggles with it can beat. Maybe list better steel examples or trash the point. I'd do better examples
* Powerful Dragon-types like Choice Scarf Haxorus and Choice Band Garchomp physically can help with Tapu Bulu and Mega Charizard X. Garchomp can deal with either Charizard because of having Stone Edge Outrage. Naganadal can deal with Whimsiscott, both Charizards nope, both beat naga and Mega Slowbro. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of opposing Dragon-types like Garchomp along with Mega Gyarados.
* Steel-types like Mega Metagross, Aegislash, and Magnezone helps Tapu Fini with troubling Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and Whimsiscott as well as Poison-types Naganadal. In return Tapu Fini can take on Fire-types like Heatran.
* Electric-types like mixed Zeraora helps break Water-types like Mega Slowbro. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp.
* Walls like Celesteela and Mega Venusaur can take on Mega Slowbro while the latter helps with non-Choice Band Dragon-types. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Fire-types like Heatran and Ghost-types like Mega Sableye. better examples exist, considering metal burst wins.
* Grass-types like Tapu Bulu, Jumpluff slowbro outsttalls and Mega Sceptile help with Mega Slowbro as well. Jumpluff can use Sleep Powder and Leech Seed on the likes of Aegislash and non-Ice Punch Mega Metagross. Mega Sceptile can help with troubling Dragon-types like Naganadal. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Dragon- and Fire-types like Garchomp and Heatran.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

* Choice Specs can be used to get more power out of Tapu Fini with the moves of Hydro Pump, Hidden Power Fire, Moonblast and Ice Beam. However this makes it unable to shut down walls like Celesteela or to change the weather vs Mega Charizard Y.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Mega Charizard Y**: If Tapu Fini lacks Rain Dance, Mega Charizard Y easily lives a z move from either set and 2KOs Tapu Fini with Solar Beam. Your first main set beats char y

**Grass-types**: Troubling Grass-types that commonly use Leech Seed like Mega Venusaur, Jumpluff you literally say both sets beat itand Whimsiscott can slowly suck the HP off of Tapu Fini. If it does have Taunt, it is only shut down by Mega Venusaur that can fire back with Giga Drain or Sludge Bomb. Other more offensive Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile can OHKO Tapu Fini from full with their Grass STAB attacks.

**Electric-types**: Powerful Electric Z-move users like Zeraora and Magnezone can OHKO Tapu Fini from full thanks to their powerful Electric attacks. Other Pokemon that commonly run Electric-type moves like Mega Metagross can easily surprise Tapu Fini and OHKO it.

**Poison-types**: Poison-types like Naganadal and Mega Gengar can take care of Tapu Fini thanks to their STAB move.

**Magearna**: Because of Magearna having access to Pain Split, it comes to a 50/50 of Magearna using Pain Split to undo some of the damage done by Tapu Fini's Z move. If the Z-move is not used at the right time, it can Calm Mind once and take care of Tapu Fini. However, using Calm Mind, Rain Dance then Waterium Z will make it able to take care of it. All of this belongs in usage tips. Tapunium beats Magearna, and Waterium 50/50s without using Rain Dance

**Walls**: If Tapu Fini is the Waterium Z set, it will be unable to take care of walls such as Chansey just give a better wall example instead of say you win with one set because of Tapu Fini being unable to KO these Pokemon before it gets KOed. If not running Taunt, it can lose against Jumpluff. Both sets struggle with Slowbro because of its pre-Mega ability Oblivious making Tapu Fini's Taunt unable to shut Slowbro down and Ferrothorn because of its Grass STAB.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Magma, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Osra, 239997], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]


Tapu Fini can take on Mega Mawile, Mega Charizard X and Jumpluff for them.
* Tapu Fini struggles with Steel-types like Aegislash, Mega Mawile and Magearna
This is your entire analysis. its just unacceptable, even past the trouble with EVs you have no idea what fini can actually do and the mons you do know are pretty minor and you repeat over and over. You barely mentioned that its one of the best char x counters in the game. You're missing a ton of very important matchups that I hope I outlined for you, especially in waterium. tag me when this is completed so i can do a second check.
 
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Bolded is additions, strikethrough is stuff that should be removed, underline needs to be edited in some way, red is comments. All information I bring are based on 1630 Usage stats (considering anything at or above 6% as of April 2019 usage relevant) and Calcs.

[OVERVIEW]

* Tapu Fini has great defensive bulk that can allows it to live attacks from the likes of Landorus-T and Donphan and a good Special Attack stat that allows it to effectively run several sets to take care of many Steel-types like offensive non-specially defensive so I was wrong in saying 'offensive', as you beat physically bulky/max hp too, so rephrase offensive to 'non-specially defensive' for all mmaw Mega Mawile and Aegislash as well as be one of the best Mega Charizard X answers as thanks to its Z-moves and following up with an attack allows Tapu Fini to take care of it.
* It also has the ability Misty Terrain, which allows Tapu Fini to not be statused and take on common sleep users like Swampert mega swampert spams EQ and wins, as they run max spdef, Vivillon and Jumpluff.
* Thanks to Tapu Fini's Water-typing, it can take on Fire- and Dragon-types like Air Balloon Heatran and bulky Zygarde, as well as Pokemon with the ability Sturdy such as Donphan and Golem.
* With Tapu Fini's item Tapunium Z, it allows it to take care of walls it usually struggle with like Chansey and bulky new Tapunium set beats all Necrozma Necrozma with the aid of Taunt cutting off their recovery.
* Waterium Z allows Tapu Fini to take care of offensive Mega Mawile along with other offensive Pokemon like Primarina prima isn't offensive tho, its mostly defensive. Also, waterium doesn't deal with prima, moonblast does. Furthermore, it also lets Tapu Fini to take on Mega Charizard Y because of getting a speed boost from using a Z Rain Dance along with rain.
* However, Tapu Fini struggles with Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Ferrothorn, Mega Venusaur, Magnezone, Togekiss and Zeraora because of their bulk or their super effective attacks.
* Furthermore, it also has trouble with dealing with special walls with the Waterium Z set because of the likes of Chansey, Meloetta and Mega Slowbro getting Tapu Fini worn down slowly by their attacks.

[SET]
name: Waterium Z
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Rain Dance / Calm Mind
move 3: Calm Mind / Taunt
move 4: Moonblast
item: Waterium Z
ability: Misty Terrain
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 92 Def / 60 SpA / 52 SpD / 56 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves

========

* Hydro Pump is a powerful Water STAB and transforms into a Hydro Vortex to nuke Pokemon like offensive Mega Mawile and Mega Aggron.
* Tapu Fini's Rain Dance can be used to either boost Waterium-Z damage output or give Tapu Fini a Speed boost with Z-Rain Dance and cancel out Mega Charizard Y's Drought.
* Calm Mind allows Tapu Fini to make its Special Attacks stronger as well as its Special Defense to take on slower Special Attackers like Primarina, bulky Necrozma and Aegislash no, you would always taunt against an aegi, because of being able to live their attacks and boost Tapu Fini's Hydro Vortex.
* Taunt shuts down Pokemon like Jumpluff and Stored Power Necrozma from using Leech Seed or Calm Mind.

* Moonblast allows Tapu Fini to take care of walls like non-Metal Burst Mega Sableye and Dragon-types like Zygarde-C

Set Details
========

* Tapu Fini with a Bold nature with 248 HP and 92 Def EVs allows it to live Choice Band Victini's Bolt Strike, alongside Z-moves from Landorus-T, Donphan, and Terrakion.
* 52 SpD is to live Ghostium Z from Aegislash, as well as the following Shadow Sneak, thanks to Tapu Fini's defensive bulk.
* 56 Speed EVs allows Tapu Fini to outpace max speed Donphan and outpace Mega Charizard Y after it gets a boost from Z-Rain Dance.
* Rest of the EVs go into Special Attack to make Tapu Fini's moves more powerful.

* Tapu Fini's ability Misty Surge allows it to not get status for 5 turns, which is good against common sleep users like Jumpluff and Swampert.

Usage Tips
========

* Send it out against Steel-types like Mega Scizor, offensive Mega Mawile and Mega Aggron as Waterium Z takes care of them, but with Mega Aggron be sure to Moonblast it to break Sturdy before using Waterium-Z as if Strudy is not broken, Mega Aggron can OHKO Tapu Fini with Metal Burst.
* Because of Tapu Fini's Fairy-typing, send it out against Dragon-types like bulky Zygarde-C, as Calm Mind first then Moonblast will take care of it. That's not true for all dragons tho, against Haxorus you'll want to moonblast immediately, and with char x u cm then vortex. I think you should make special mention that you must always calm mind turn one vs zyg, then spam moonblast.
* Send it out against Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, but be sure to Moonblast first before you use Hydro Vortex against Donphan to avoid getting Endeavor and Koed with Ice Shard into Waterium-Z will take care of these.
* Send Tapu Fini out against Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Mega Charizard. For Mega Charizard Y first Tapu Fini should Z-Rain Dance to cancel out sun. If the Charizard does not mega right away, Rain Dance again the following turns to cover their eventual mega evolution, and OHKO it with Hydro Pump.
* Send it out against other Water-types like Mega Gyarados, Primarina and Carracosta as against non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados and Primarina isn't the play to spam calm mind, so moonblast doesn't do too much damage/minimize bad luck with Moonblast spa drop? first Taunt, Calm Mind then Moonblast. For Carracosta, Taunt so it cannot Shell Smash then Moonblast twice to KO it.
* Be wary what does 'wary' mean in this? Should you send them out if you think they don't have elec coverage? or should they always be avoided? clarify around Pokemon that can run Electric coverage like Mega Metagross and Genesect because both outspeed and 2HKO Tapu Fini. Also, they beat you with or without elec coverage
* Because of Magearna having access to Pain Split, it comes to a 50/50 of Magearna using Pain Split to undo some of the damage done by Tapu Fini's Hydro Vortex. If Hydro Vortex is not used at the right time, it can Calm Mind once and take care of Tapu Fini. However, using Calm Mind, Rain Dance then Calm Mind and rain dance will give the same boost/isn't stackable/you need taunt+cm, which you can't also have rain dance with Waterium Z will make it able to take care of it. Make this a step by step process. This is weird. Shouldn't you be taunting to prevent calm mind, not pain split? It should be something like: Taunt on the turn you think Calm Mind on the turns you think Magearna will attack. Once you have taunted them when they try to calm mind, boost to +1, Hydro Pump then Hydro Vortex, or boost to +2, taunt Magearna once Taunt wears off, then Hydro Vortex into Moonblast, depending on whether or not Tapu Fini can get +2 over Magearna. If Magearna ever attacks on your Calm Mind, you can freely taunt them the next turn and do the same thing.
* Avoid sending Tapu Fini out against Walls like Mega Venusaur, Mega Slowbro and Chansey because even with Taunt because of either their super effective coverage or excellent Special Defense will prevent Tapu Fini from being unable to KOing these Pokemon. fix this sentence grammatically
* Avoid sending it out against strong special attackers like Tapu Lele, Choice Specs Genesect and Normalium Z Porygon-Z as Tapu Fini does not take these their attacks well.
* If there is a Deoxys-S in the preview, be wary again, clarify about sending Tapu Fini out to face it, as it will not be able to win as it will Taunt then proceed to PP stall with Recover and Amnesia.

Team Options
========

* Mega Aggron is a good Pokemon to pair with Tapu Fini because of it being able to take care of Tapu Bulu and Zeraora. In return Tapu Fini can take care of Sleep users like Swampert and Jumpluff and set up sweepers like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados.
* Dragon-types like Haxorus, Naganadal and Garchomp can take care of Mega Venusaur and Naganadal can OHKO Whimsiscott and Tapu Bulu. Tapu Fini in return can take care of troubling Pokemon like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados, non Z-Fly Dragonite and Mega Altaria.
* Ground-types like Zygarde and Landorus-T can help beat Zeraora and Magnezone as well as Steel-types like Magearna and non-Ice Punch Zyg beats ice punch Mega Metagross. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon-types like Mega Latias and Mega Charizard.
* Fighting-types like Sawk helps with annoying walls like Chansey and offensive Porygon2 and with Poison Jab, it be able to take on Tapu Bulu as well. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Mutiscale Pokemon like non-Z Fly Dragonite, offensive Mega Mawile and non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados.
* Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y and Heatran are good to pair with Tapu Fini for them to be able to take care of troubling Steel- and Grass-types like Genesect, specially defensive Mega Mawile and Ferrothorn.
* Grass-types like Mega Sceptile and Mega Venusaur are good to use to take care of Electric-types like Zeraora and Magnezone. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon-types like bulky Zygarde-C and Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Incineroar.

[SET]
name: Tapunium Z
move 1: Taunt
move 2: Nature's Madness
move 3: Brine
move 4: Ice Wind
item: Tapunium Z
ability: Misty Surge
nature: Calm
evs: 248 HP / 28 SpA / 136 SpD / 96 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

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

* Taunt allows Tapu Fini to stop Pokemon from Recovering like Chansey and Porygon2 and Leech Seed users like Jumpluff.
* Nature's Madness halves a Pokemon's HP, but when used with as Guardian of Alola it turns into taking 3/4 of the opponent's Pokemon HP.
* Brine will double in strength once the opponent's HP is below half turning it into a powerful Water STAB move after using Guardian of Alola. when does this help?
* Icy Wind is to take on Dragon-types like Garchomp and Zygarde-C Zyg wins bc u have less def and Landorus-T, as well as Jumpluff
* Moonblast is can be used for for Dark-types like non-Metal Burst Mega Sableye Earthquake Mega Gyarados much better example and for Dragon-types like Zygarde-C. Zyg wins bc u have less def

Set Details
========

* Tapu Fini with a Calm nature and 248 HP / 136 SpD EVs allows it live a Twinkle Tackle into a Fleur Cannon from bulky Magearna, as well as being able to physical attackers such as Zygarde-C Donphan and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile.
* 96 Spe EVs allows it to outpace non-Timid Magearna.
* The rest of the EVs goes into Special Attack to make its moves as strong as possible.
* Its ability Misty Surge allows it to not get status for 5 turns which is good against common Sleep users like Jumpluff and Swampert Brine only kos max spdef 55% of the time.

Usage Tips
========

* Send out Tapu Fini against walls like Chansey and Porygon2 as the combination of Taunt and Tapunium Z will take care of these.
* Send Tapu Fini out against any Dragon-type except Naganadal and Flyiunum Z Dragonite as Tapu Fini cannot beat defeat these.
* Send out Tapu Fini against Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Air Balloon Heatran and Incineroar.
* Allow it to face Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan, Golem and Skarmory skarm bops, sd into z-brave as after using Guardian of Alola, as Brine will finish them off.
* Be careful if there is a Charizard in the team preview as even thought Tapu Fini beats Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y 2HKOs Tapu Fini
* Do not send it against walls like Mega Venusaur and Mega Slowbro as Giga Drain will allow it get HP back and take care of Tapu Fini as the latter cannot be Taunt and will able to slowly wear down Tapu Fini's HP.
When should you use Icy Wind or Taunt? Also, just realized, Icy Wind Fini can beat all fast Tapu Lele. Guardian turn one, Icy wind turn 2, then brine. This covers max spa max speed lele and max speed max hp lele. Against 252 hp 252 spa modest, you should guardian then brine, as you'll outspeed. So yeah, bring up the lele matchup. against Anti-Char y lele, its a 50/50 (taunt on their calm mind or guardian/brine on their attack)
* Strong special attackers like non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z and offensive Tapu Lele read above can beat Tapu Fini, so avoid sending it out against them.
* While Tapunium Z takes Deoxys-S health to three-fourths of its HP because of its ability Pressure and Taunt it will be able to beat Tapu Fini, so be careful if there is one in preview. big wrong. Spam icy wind then taunt.


Team Options
========

* Ground-types like Zygarde-C and Landorus-T help Tapu Fini with troubling Electric- and Steel-types like Zeraora and Magnezone While the latter can handle Mega Charizard X, Zygarde-C can get OHKOed from Outrage. In return, Tapu Fini can take on non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, Mega Charizard X and Jumpluff for them. rephrase this so it makes sense. What gets ohkoed by outrage? why would someone need to help against char x when fini can beat char x
* Tapu Fini struggles with Steel-types like Thunderbolt Choice Specs Genesect consider a better example so having Fire-types like Heatran and bulky Mega Charizard X helps Tapu Fini with pressuring these Pokemon at preview as well as beat these. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Water-types like Primarina and walls like Chansey.
* Powerful Dragon-types like Choice Scarf Haxorus and Choice Band Garchomp physically can help with Tapu Bulu and Mega Charizard X. Garchomp can deal with either Mega Charizard because of having Outrage. Naganadal can deal with Whimsiscott ye but so can the other 2, move naga with the others. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of opposing Dragon-types like Garchomp along with Mega Gyarados.
* Steel-types like Mega Metagross, Aegislash, and Magnezone helps Tapu Fini with troubling Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and Whimsiscott as well as Poison-types Naganadal. In return Tapu Fini can take on Fire-types like Heatran.
* Electric-types like mixed Zeraora helps break Water-types like Mega Slowbro. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp.
* Walls like Chansey and Mega Venusaur can take on Mega Slowbro chansey struggles vs rest bro, and amnesia beats mvenu p consistently while the latter helps with non-Choice Band Dragon-types. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Fire- or Fighting-types like Air Balloon Heatran, Sawk and Incineroar.
* Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile help with Mega Slowbro as well. Jumpluff can use Sleep Powder and Leech Seed on the likes of Aegislash and non-Ice Punch Mega Metagross. Mega Sceptile can help with troubling Dragon-types like Naganadal. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Dragon- and Fire-types like Garchomp and Air Balloon Heatran.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

* Choice Specs can be used to get more power out of Tapu Fini with the moves of Hydro Pump, Hidden Power Fire, Moonblast and Ice Beam. However this makes it unable to shut down walls like Celesteela or to change the weather vs Mega Charizard Y.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types**: Troubling Grass-types that commonly use Leech Seed like Mega Venusaur and Whimsiscott can slowly suck the HP off of Tapu Fini. If it does have Taunt, it is only shut down by Mega Venusaur that can fire back with Giga Drain or Sludge Bomb. Other more offensive Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile can OHKO Tapu Fini from full with their Grass STAB attacks.

**Electric-types**: Powerful Electric Z-move users like Zeraora and Magnezone can OHKO Tapu Fini from full thanks to their powerful Electric attacks. Other Pokemon that commonly run Electric-type moves like Mega Metagross can easily surprise Tapu Fini and OHKO it.

**Poison-types**: Poison-types like Naganadal and Mega Gengar can take care of Tapu Fini thanks to their STAB move.
Couldn't those two just be combined into 'powerful super effective attacks' or something. Grass is different since its a hindrance defensively as well.

**Walls**: way too vague. Specify what kind of walls. Tapu Fini is unable to take care of walls such as Mega Venusaur and Ferrothorn because of Tapu Fini being unable to KO these Pokemon before it gets KOed. It also struggles with Mega Slowbro because of its pre-Mega ability Oblivious making Tapu Fini's Taunt unable to shut Slowbro down and Ferrothorn because of its Grass STAB.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Osra, 239997], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]

K, so this is overall an improvement, but theres still some work to be done. tag me when you implement so i can look over it again.
 

Alakazam

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[OVERVIEW]

* Tapu Fini has great defensive bulk that can allow it to live attacks from the likes of Landorus-T and Donphan and a good Special Attack stat that allows it to effectively run several sets to take care of many Steel-types like non-Specially Defensive Mega Mawile and Aegislash as well as be one of the best Mega Charizard X answers thanks to its Z-moves and following up with an attack allows Tapu Fini to take care of it.
* It also has the ability Misty Terrain, which allows Tapu Fini to not be statused and take on common sleep users like Vivillon and Jumpluff.
* Thanks to Tapu Fini's Water-typing, it can take on Fire- and Dragon-types like Air Balloon Heatran and bulky Zygarde as well as Pokemon with the ability Sturdy such as Donphan and Golem.
* With Tapu Fini's item Tapunium Z, it allows it to take care of walls it usually struggle with like Chansey and Necrozma with the aid of Taunt cutting off their recovery.
* Waterium Z allows Tapu Fini to take care of non-Specially Defensive Mega Mawile along with other offensive Pokemon like Mega Charizard X and Landorus-T. Furthermore, it also lets Tapu Fini to take on Mega Charizard Y because of getting a speed boost from using a Z Rain Dance along with rain.
* However, Tapu Fini struggles with Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Ferrothorn, Mega Venusaur, Magnezone, Togekiss and Zeraora because of their bulk or their super effective attacks.
* Furthermore, it also has trouble with dealing with special walls with the Waterium Z set because of the likes of Chansey, Meloetta and Mega Slowbro getting Tapu Fini worn down slowly by their attacks.

[SET]
name: Waterium Z
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Rain Dance / Calm Mind
move 3: Calm Mind / Taunt
move 4: Moonblast
item: Waterium Z
ability: Misty Terrain
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 92 Def / 60 SpA / 52 SpD / 56 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves

========

* Hydro Pump is a powerful Water STAB and transforms into a Hydro Vortex to nuke Pokemon like non Specially Defensive Mega Mawile and Mega Aggron.
* Tapu Fini's Rain Dance can be used to either boost Waterium-Z damage output or give Tapu Fini a Speed boost with Z-Rain Dance and cancel out Mega Charizard Y's Drought.
* Calm Mind allows Tapu Fini to make its Special Attacks stronger as well as its Special Defense to take on slower Special Attackers like Primarina and bulky Necrozma because of being able to live their attacks and boost Tapu Fini's Hydro Vortex.
* Taunt shuts down Pokemon like Jumpluff, Aegislash, and Stored Power Necrozma from using Leech Seed or Calm Mind.

* Moonblast allows Tapu Fini to take care of walls like non-Metal Burst Mega Sableye and Dragon-types like Zygarde-C.

Set Details
========

* Tapu Fini with a Bold nature with 248 HP and 92 Def EVs allows it to live Choice Band Victini's Bolt Strike, alongside Z-moves from Landorus-T, Donphan, and Terrakion.
* 52 SpD is to live Ghostium Z from Aegislash, as well as the following Shadow Sneak, thanks to Tapu Fini's defensive bulk.
* 56 Speed EVs allows Tapu Fini to outpace max speed Donphan and outpace Mega Charizard Y after it gets a boost from Z-Rain Dance.
* Rest of the EVs go into Special Attack to make Tapu Fini's moves more powerful.

* Tapu Fini's ability Misty Surge allows it to not get status for 5 turns, which is good against common sleep users like Jumpluff.

Usage Tips
========

* Send it out against Steel-types like Mega Scizor, non-Special Defensive Mega Mawile and Mega Aggron as Waterium Z takes care of them, but with Mega Aggron be sure to Moonblast it to break Sturdy before using Waterium-Z as if Strudy is not broken, Mega Aggron can OHKO Tapu Fini with Metal Burst.
* Because of Tapu Fini's Fairy-typing, send it out against Dragon-types like Zygarde-C, as Calm Mind first then Moonblast will take care of it. Against Mega Charizard X make sure to Calm Mind then use Hydro Vortex. For Haxorus Moonblast twice to beat it remove twice since if hax lives it usually wins. how about vs dragonite?
* Send it out against Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, but be sure to Moonblast first then Hydro Vortex against Donphan to avoid getting Endeavor and KOed with Ice Shard.
* Send Tapu Fini out against Fire-types like Air Ballon Heatran and Mega Charizard. For Mega Charizard Y first Tapu Fini should Z-Rain Dance to cancel out sun. If the Charizard does not mega right away, Rain Dance again the following turns to cover their eventual mega evolution, and OHKO it with Hydro Pump.
* Send it out against other Water-types like Mega Gyarados, Primarina and Carracosta as well as against non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados first Taunt, Calm Mind then Moonblast. For Carracosta, Taunt so it cannot Shell Smash then Moonblast twice to KO it. For Primarina it will be better to spam Moonblast to take care of it.
* Be careful around Pokemon that can run Electric coverage like Mega Metagross and Genesect because both outspeed and 2KO Tapu Fini. Try to look at the team and figure out if these two are running it to lure in Tapu Fini. Metagross and genesect beats fini with out without electric coverage. Just remove this point or say 'don't send against metagross' since you cover genesect later on
* Because careful of sending Tapu Fini against Magearna as it comes to a 50/50 of using Taunt to prevent Magearna to use Calm Mind. Predict when Magearna attacks to use Calm Mind. After Tapu Fini use one Calm Mind clarify you mean 'after Tapu Fini is +1 ahead of Magearna' and Magearna is Taunted, use Hydro Pump then Hydro Vortex to finish Magearna off.
* Avoid sending Tapu Fini out against Walls like Mega Venusaur, Mega Slowbro and Chansey because even with Taunt because of either super effective coverage or being unable to KO these Pokemon.
* Avoid sending it out against strong special attackers like Tapu Lele, Choice Specs Genesect you beat scarf and Normalium Z Porygon-Z as Tapu Fini does not take these attacks well.
* If there is a Deoxys-S in the preview, be sure not to send Tapu Fini out to face it, as it will not be able to win as it will Taunt then proceed to PP stall with Recover and Amnesia.

Team Options
========

* Mega Aggron is a good Pokemon to pair with Tapu Fini because of it being able to take care of Tapu Bulu and Zeraora. In return Tapu Fini can take care of Sleep users like Jumpluff and set up sweepers like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados.
* Dragon-types like Haxorus, Naganadal and Garchomp can take care of Mega Venusaur and Naganadal can OHKO Whimsiscott and Tapu Bulu. Tapu Fini in return can take care of troubling Pokemon like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados, non Z-Fly Dragonite and Mega Altaria.
* Ground-types like Zygarde and Landorus-T can help beat Zeraora and Magnezone as well as Steel-types like Magearna and Mega Metagross. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon- and Flying-types like Mega Latias and Mega Charizard.
* Fighting-types like Sawk maybe include other fighting types that deal with chansey/bulu, like mega blaziken helps with annoying walls like Chansey and offensive Porygon2 and with Poison Jab, it be able to take on Tapu Bulu as well. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Mutiscale Pokemon like non-Z Fly Dragonite, Non-Specially Defensive Mega Mawile and Mega Gyarados.
* Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y and Heatran are good to pair with Tapu Fini for them to be able to take care of troubling Steel-and Grass-types like Genesect, Non-Specially Defensive Mega Mawile remove 'non' and Ferrothorn.
* Grass-types like Mega Sceptile and Mega Venusaur are good to use to take care of Electric-types like Zeraora and Magnezone. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon-types like bulky Zygarde-C and Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Incineroar.

[SET]
name: Tapunium Z
move 1: Taunt
move 2: Nature's Madness
move 3: Brine
move 4: Ice Wind
item: Tapunium Z
ability: Misty Surge
nature: Calm
evs: 248 HP / 28 SpA / 136 SpD / 96 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

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

* Taunt allows Tapu Fini to stop Pokemon from Recovering like Chansey and Porygon2 and Leech Seed users like Jumpluff.
* Nature's Madness halves a Pokemon's HP, but when used with as Guardian of Alola it turns into taking 3/4 of the opponent's Pokemon HP.
* Brine will double in strength once the opponent's HP is below half turning it into a powerful Water STAB move after using Guardian of Alola which is good for Deoxys-S, offensive Tapu Lele and Aegislash. aegi is a 50/50 with tapunium
* Icy Wind is to take on Dragon-types like Garchomp, Landorus-T and Grass-types like Jumpluff. mention fast lele
* Moonblast is for Dark-types like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados. remove non. You beat non-eq gyara with brine

Set Details
========

* Tapu Fini with a Calm nature and 248 HP / 136 SpD EVs allows it live a Twinkle Tackle into a Fleur Cannon from bulky Magearna, as well as being able to physical attackers such as Donphan and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile.
* 96 Spe EVs allows it to outpace non-Timid nature Magearna.
* The rest of the EVs goes into Special Attack to make its moves as strong as possible.
* Its ability Misty Surge allows it to not get status for 5 turns which is good against common Sleep users like Jumpluff.

Usage Tips
========

* Send out Tapu Fini against walls like Chansey and Porygon2 as the combination of Taunt and Tapunium Z will take care of these.
* Send Tapu Fini out against any Dragon-type except Naganadal and Flyiunum Z Z-Fly Tapunium beats z-hurricane with guardian into moon/icy Dragonite as Tapu Fini cannot beat defeat these.
* Send out Tapu Fini against Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Air Balloon Heatran, and Incineroar.
* Allow it to face Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem as after using Guardian of Alola, as Brine will finish them off.
* Use Icy Wind against Tapu Lele, Garchomp and Landorus-T as for fast Tapu Lele use Tapunium Z turn one, Icy Wind turn two then finish it off with Brine on turn three. For Calm Mind Tapu Lele Taunt once then Tapunium Z into Brine will finish it off make this its own point
*
Against fast Tapu Lele, use Guardian of Alola turn one, followed up by Icy Wind turn two, and Brine turn three, as Tapu Fini will now outspeed. Tapu Lele will be able to live a Brine after two Calm Minds, but not an Icy Wind into a Brine. Against slower, bulkier Tapu Lele, use Guardian of Alola turn one, then Brine. You will be able to outspeed slow Tapu Lele, so no need to guess which type of Tapu Lele you are fighting.
* Taunt on Pokemon like Magearna, Chansey, Jumpluff, Porygon2 and stall Deoxys-S once Deoxys-S is slowed down enough by Icy Wind as Tapunium Z take care of these.
* Be careful if there is a Charizard in the team preview because even though it can beat Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y 2HKOs Tapu Fini.
* Do not send it against walls like Mega Venusaur and Mega Slowbro as Giga Drain will allow it get HP back and take care of Tapu Fini as the latter cannot be Taunt and will able to slowly wear down Tapu Fini's HP.
* Strong special attackers like non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z can beat Tapu Fini, so avoid sending it out against it.

Team Options
========

* Ground-types like Zygarde-C and Landorus-T help Tapu Fini with troubling Electric- and Steel-types like Zeraora and Magnezone While the latter can handle Mega Charizard X and Y how does lando beat y? to ease the 50/50, however, Zygarde-C can get OHKOed from Mega Charizard X Outrage not a good zyg-c.. In return, Tapu Fini can take on non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, stall Deoxys-S and Jumpluff for them.
* Tapu Fini struggles with Steel-types like Thunderbolt Choice Specs Genesect and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, remove non so having Fire-types like Heatran and bulky Mega Charizard X helps Tapu Fini with pressuring these Pokemon at preview as well as beat these. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Water-types like Primarina and walls like Chansey.
* Powerful Dragon-types like Choice Scarf Haxorus, Naganadal and Choice Band Garchomp physically can help with Tapu Bulu, Whimsiscott and Mega Charizard X Y. Garchomp can deal with either Mega Charizard because of having Outrage. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of opposing Dragon-types like Garchomp along with Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X.
* Steel-types like Mega Metagross, Aegislash, and Magnezone helps Tapu Fini with troubling Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and Whimsiscott as well as Poison-types Naganadal. In return Tapu Fini can take on Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran.
* Electric-types like mixed Zeraora helps break Water-types like Mega Slowbro. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp.
* Walls like Chansey and Mega Venusaur can take on Choice Specs Genesect while the latter helps with non-Choice Band Dragon-types like Naganadeal. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Fire- and Fighting-types like Air Balloon Heatran, Choice Scarf Sawk and Incineroar.
* Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile help with Mega Slowbro as well. Jumpluff can use Sleep Powder and Leech Seed on the likes of Aegislash and non-Ice Punch Mega Metagross. Mega Sceptile can help with troubling Dragon-types like Naganadal. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Dragon- and Fire-types like Garchomp and Air Balloon Heatran.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

* Choice Specs can be used to get more power out of Tapu Fini with the moves of Hydro Pump, Hidden Power Fire, Moonblast and Ice Beam. What does this help you defeat that you don't beat otherwise However this makes it unable to shut down walls like Celesteela specs wins with pump or to change the weather vs Mega Charizard Y.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types**: Troubling Grass-types that commonly use Leech Seed like Mega Venusaur and Whimsiscott can slowly suck the HP off of Tapu Fini. If it does have Taunt, it is only shut down by Mega Venusaur that can fire back with Giga Drain or Sludge Bomb. Other more offensive Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile can OHKO Tapu Fini from full with their Grass STAB attacks.

**Super effective attacks**: Powerful Electric Z-move users like Zeraora and Magnezone can OHKO Tapu Fini from full thanks to their powerful Electric attacks. Other Pokemon that commonly run Electric-type moves like Mega Metagross can easily surprise Tapu Fini and OHKO it. Poison-types like Naganadal and Mega Gengar can take care of Tapu Fini thanks to their STAB move.

**Special Walls**: Tapu Fini is unable to take care of walls such as Mega Venusaur and Ferrothorn because of Tapu Fini being unable to KO these Pokemon before it gets KOed. It also struggles with Mega Slowbro because of its pre-Mega ability Oblivious making Tapu Fini's Taunt unable to shut Slowbro down and Ferrothorn because of its Grass STAB.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Osra, 239997], [TDA, 276708 ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]

kk. Mostly good, biggest thing is to list examples Specs can beat that the other two sets cannot. Implement that and everything else, afterwards 2/3
 

Chickenpie2

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As usual, you have decent content, but remember to Double Check your writing, especially in terms of:
1: Wording. Some sentences run on and on without really making sense. It's better to split them up to get the meaning across clearer.
Remember this ESPECIALLY when implementing QCs. Read comments properly so you understand why our edits are being made.
2: Spelling and Grammar. This isn't our department, but there are many word errors, eg Whimsiscott -> Whimsicott, Naganadal -> Naganadel and Icey Wind -> Icy Wind. Just be careful, and if you're not 100% sure about something, just check! We all make mistakes sometimes.

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[OVERVIEW]

Tapu Fini has great defensive bulk that can allow it to live attacks from the likes of Landorus-T and Donphan and a good Special Attack stat that allows it to effectively run several sets to take care of many Steel-types like non-Specially Defensive Mega Mawile and Aegislash as well as be one of the best Mega Charizard X answers thanks to its Z-moves and following up with an attack allows Tapu Fini to take care of it. (This sentence is way too long and should be split up. First of all, don't mention that fini has a good SpA stat. It has an awful SpA in comparison to good special attackers. Either mention its good defenses or move the Steel-types to the 'Thanks to Water-typing' section below. Beating Charizard X is almost purely down to its Water-Fairy typing. I think this whole second half of the sentence could be removed, as you essentially restate it all later anyway) It also has the ability Misty Terrain, which allows Tapu Fini to not be statused and take on common sleep users like Vivillon and Jumpluff. Thanks to Tapu Fini's Water- and Fairy-typing, it can take on Fire- and Dragon-types like Air Balloon Heatran and bulky Zygarde (I think mentioning Mega Zard X here would be more optimal, as it has both of the aforementioned types) as well as Pokemon with the ability Sturdy such as Donphan and Golem. With Tapu Fini's item Tapunium Z, it allows it to take care of walls it usually struggle with like Chansey and Necrozma with the aid of Taunt cutting off their recovery. Waterium Z allows Tapu Fini to take care of non-Specially Defensive Mega Mawile along with other offensive Pokemon like Mega Charizard X (Char X isn't a great example. You already beat it with any other set) and Landorus-T. Furthermore, it also lets Tapu Fini to take on Mega Charizard Y because of getting a speed boost from using a Z Rain Dance along with rain. However, Tapu Fini struggles with Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Ferrothorn, Mega Venusaur, Magnezone, Togekiss and Zeraora because of their bulk or their super effective attacks. Furthermore, it also has trouble with dealing with special walls with the Waterium Z set because of the likes of Chansey, Meloetta and Mega Slowbro getting Tapu Fini worn down slowly by their attacks.

[SET]
name: Waterium Z
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Rain Dance / Calm Mind
move 3: Calm Mind / Taunt
move 4: Moonblast
item: Waterium Z
ability: Misty Terrain
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 92 Def / 60 SpA / 52 SpD / 56 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves

========

Hydro Pump is a powerful Water STAB and transforms into a Hydro Vortex to nuke Pokemon like non Specially Defensive Mega Mawile and Mega Aggron. Tapu Fini's Rain Dance can be used to either boost Waterium-Z damage output or give Tapu Fini a Speed boost with Z-Rain Dance and cancel out Mega Charizard Y's Drought. Calm Mind allows Tapu Fini to make its Special Attacks stronger as well as its Special Defense to take on slower Special Attackers like Primarina and bulky Necrozma because of being able to live their attacks and boost Tapu Fini's Hydro Vortex. Taunt shuts down Pokemon like Jumpluff, Aegislash, and Stored Power Necrozma from using Leech Seed or Calm Mind. Moonblast allows Tapu Fini to take care of walls bulky Dark-types like non-Metal Burst (With Calm Mind you should beat Sableye regardless) Mega Sableye and Dragon-types like Zygarde-C.

Set Details
========

Tapu Fini with a Bold nature with 248 HP and 92 Def EVs allows it to live Choice Band Victini's Bolt Strike, alongside Z-moves from Landorus-T, Donphan, and Terrakion. 52 SpD is to live Ghostium Z from Aegislash, as well as the following Shadow Sneak, thanks to Tapu Fini's defensive bulk. 56 Speed EVs allows Tapu Fini to outpace max speed Donphan and outpace Mega Charizard Y after it gets a boost from Z-Rain Dance. Rest of the EVs go into Special Attack to make Tapu Fini's moves more powerful. Tapu Fini's ability Misty Surge allows it to not get status for 5 turns, which is good against common sleep users like Jumpluff.

Usage Tips
========

Send it out against Steel-types like Mega Scizor (either remove this or move it further back, its not as relevant as Mega Mawile), non-Special Defensive Mega Mawile and Mega Aggron as Waterium Z takes care of them, but with Mega Aggron be sure to Moonblast it to break Sturdy before using Waterium-Z as if Strudy is not broken, Mega Aggron can OHKO Tapu Fini with Metal Burst. Because of Tapu Fini's Fairy-typing, send it out against Dragon-types like Zygarde-C, as Calm Mind first then Moonblast will take care of it. (What if you dont have Calm Mind?) Against Mega Charizard X make sure to Calm Mind then use Hydro Vortex. (Why not just Rain Dance? So you cover both zards without having to predict?) For Haxorus Moonblast to beat it. Against Dragonite, Taunt then Moonblast twice to take care of it. Send it out against Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, but be sure to Moonblast first then Hydro Vortex against Donphan to avoid getting Endeavor and KOed with Ice Shard. Send Tapu Fini out against Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Mega Charizard. For Mega Charizard Y first Tapu Fini should Z-Rain Dance to cancel out sun. If the Charizard does not mega right away, Rain Dance again the following turns to cover their eventual mega evolution, and OHKO it with Hydro Pump. Send it out against other Water-types like Mega Gyarados, Primarina and Carracosta. as well as(this doesn't really flow properly.) Aagainst non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados first Taunt, Calm Mind then Moonblast. For Carracosta, Taunt so it cannot Shell Smash then Moonblast twice to KO it. For Primarina it will be better to spam Calm Mind then when Encore ends, Moonblast to take care of it. Do not send Tapu Fini against strong Steel-types like Mega Metagross as it will be able to take care of Tapu Fini. Because careful of sending Tapu Fini against Magearna as it comes to a 50/50 of using Taunt to prevent Magearna to use Calm Mind. Predict when Magearna attacks to use Calm Mind. After Tapu Fini use is one Calm Mind ahead of Magearna and Magearna is Taunted, use Hydro Pump then Hydro Vortex to finish Magearna off. Avoid sending Tapu Fini out against Walls like Mega Venusaur, Mega Slowbro and Chansey because even with Taunt, Tapu Fini cannot win because of either super effective coverage or being unable to KO these Pokemon. Avoid sending it out against strong special attackers like Tapu Lele, Choice Specs Genesect and Normalium Z Porygon-Z as Tapu Fini does not take these attacks well. If there is a Deoxys-S in the preview, be sure not to send Tapu Fini out to face Deoxys-S it, as it will not be able to win as Deoxys-S it will has a faster Taunt then and will proceed to PP stall Tapu Fini with Recover and Amnesia.

Team Options
========

Mega Aggron is a good Pokemon to pair with Tapu Fini because of it being able to take care of Grass- and Electric-types like Tapu Bulu and Zeraora. In return Tapu Fini can take care of Sleep users like Jumpluff and set up sweepers like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados. Dragon-types like Haxorus, Naganadal and Garchomp can take care of Mega Venusaur (I don't think this is the best example. Venusaur with Charm or Amnesia basically walls Haxorus and Naganadel) and Naganadal can OHKO (The others ohko whimsi and bulu with Poison Jab) Whimsiscott and Tapu Bulu. Tapu Fini in return can take care of troubling Pokemon like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados, non Z-Fly Dragonite and Mega Altaria. Ground-types like Zygarde and Landorus-T can help beat Zeraora and Magnezone as well as Steel-types like Magearna and Mega Metagross. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon- and Flying-types like Mega Latias and Mega Charizard. Fighting-types like Sawk, Mega Blaziken and Mega Lucario helps with annoying walls like Chansey and offensive Porygon2 and if Sawk is running Poison Jab, it be able to take on Tapu Bulu as well. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Multiscale bulky Pokemon like non-Z Fly Dragonite, Non-Specially Defensive Mega Mawile and non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados. Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y and Heatran are good to pair with Tapu Fini for them to be able to take care of troubling Steel-and Grass-types like Genesect, Specially Defensive Mega Mawile and Ferrothorn. Grass-types like Mega Sceptile and Mega Venusaur are good to use to take care of Electric-types like Zeraora and Magnezone. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon-types like bulky Zygarde-C and Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Incineroar.

[SET]
name: Tapunium Z
move 1: Taunt
move 2: Nature's Madness
move 3: Brine
move 4: Icey Wind / Moonblast ?
item: Tapunium Z
ability: Misty Surge
nature: Calm
evs: 248 HP / 28 SpA / 136 SpD / 96 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

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

Taunt allows Tapu Fini to stop Pokemon from Recovering like Chansey and Porygon2 and Leech Seed users like Jumpluff. Nature's Madness halves a Pokemon's HP, but when used with as Guardian of Alola it turns into taking 3/4 of the opponent's Pokemon HP. Brine will double in strength once the opponent's HP is below half turning it into a powerful Water STAB move after using Guardian of Alola which is good for Deoxys-S and Tapu Lele. Icy Wind is to take on Dragon-types like Garchomp, Landorus-T, Grass-types like Jumpluff and Psychic-types like stall Deoxys-S and fast Tapu Lele to slow them down. Moonblast is for Dark-types like Earthquake Mega Gyarados. (If you intended to keep this, then don't forget it in the Set itself! Otherwise, remove this line)

Set Details
========

Tapu Fini with a Calm nature and 248 HP / 136 SpD EVs allows it live a Twinkle Tackle into a Fleur Cannon from bulky Magearna, as well as being able to survive and beat physical attackers such as Donphan and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile. 96 Spe EVs allows it to outpace non-Timid nature Magearna, as well as outpace Garchomp after Icy Wind. The rest of the EVs goes into Special Attack to make its moves as strong as possible. Its ability Misty Surge allows it to not get status for 5 turns which is good against common Sleep users like Jumpluff.

Usage Tips
========

Send out Tapu Fini against walls like Chansey and Porygon2 as the combination of Taunt and Tapunium Z will take care of these. Send Tapu Fini out against any Dragon-type except Naganadal and Z-Fly Dragonite as Tapu Fini cannot beat defeat these. Send out Tapu Fini against Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Air Balloon Heatran, and Incineroar. Allow it to face Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem as after using Guardian of Alola, as Brine will finish them off. Use Icy Wind against Garchomp, and Landorus-T as this will take care of them let Tapu Fini outspeed and 2HKO them. Against fast Tapu Lele, use Guardian of Alola turn one, followed up by Icy Wind turn two, and Brine turn three, as Tapu Fini will now outspeed. Tapu Lele will be able to live a Brine after two Calm Minds, but not an Icy Wind into a Brine. Against slower, bulkier Tapu Lele, use Guardian of Alola turn one, then Brine. Taunt on Pokemon like Chansey, Magearna, Jumpluff, Porygon2 and stall Deoxys-S once Deoxys-S is slowed down enough by Icy Wind as Tapunium Z take care of these. Be careful if there is a Charizard in the team preview because even though it can beat Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y 2HKOs Tapu Fini. Do not send it against walls like Mega Venusaur and Mega Slowbro as Giga Drain will allow it get HP back and take care of Tapu Fini even through Taunt, while as the latter cannot be Taunt and will able to slowly wear down Tapu Fini's HP. Strong special attackers like non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z can beat Tapu Fini, so avoid sending it out against it. Mention how this Fini set beats faster Stall Taunters mons like Mew and Deoxys-S as it can outspeed with Icy Wind and out Taunt them.

Team Options
========

Ground-types like Zygarde-C and Rock Tomb / Stone Edge Landorus-T help Tapu Fini with troubling Electric- and Steel-types like Zeraora and Magnezone While the latter can handle Mega Charizard X and Y to ease the 50/50 (either specify that Landorus-T is scarfed / AV, or change this, because normal Landorus-T dies to Char Y). In return, Tapu Fini can take on non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, stall Deoxys-S and Jumpluff for them. Tapu Fini struggles with Steel-types like Thunderbolt Choice Specs Genesect and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, so having Fire-types like Heatran and bulky Mega Charizard X helps Tapu Fini with pressuring these Pokemon at preview as well as beat these. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Water-types like Primarina and walls like Chansey. Powerful Dragon-types like Choice Scarf Haxorus, Naganadal and Choice Band Garchomp physically can help with Tapu Bulu, Whimsiscott and Mega Charizard Y. Garchomp can deal with either Mega Charizard because of having Outrage. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of opposing Dragon-types like Garchomp along with Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X. Steel-types like Mega Metagross, Aegislash, and Magnezone helps Tapu Fini with troubling Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and Whimsiscott as well as Poison-types Naganadal. In return Tapu Fini can take on Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran. Electric-types like mixed Zeraora helps break Water-types like Mega Slowbro. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp. Walls like Chansey and Mega Venusaur can take on Choice Specs Genesect while the latter helps with non-Choice Band Dragon-types like Naganadeal. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Fire- and Fighting-types like Air Balloon Heatran, Choice Scarf Sawk and Incineroar. Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile help with Mega Slowbro as well. Jumpluff can use Sleep Powder and Leech Seed on the likes of Aegislash and non-Ice Punch Mega Metagross. Mega Sceptile can help with troubling Dragon-types like Naganadal. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Dragon- and Fire-types like Garchomp and Air Balloon Heatran.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Choice Specs can be used to get more power out of Tapu Fini with the moves of Hydro Pump, Hidden Power Fire, Moonblast and Ice Beam that allow it beat Ferrothorn, Haxorus and Garchomp(You mention that Tapu Fini deals with these well earlier...this is kind of a contradiction. Remove Haxorus from earlier examples and change Garchomp to Zygarde) that it cannot usually beat. However this makes it unable to shut down walls like Chansey or to change the weather vs Mega Charizard Y.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types**: Not only do Grass-Types hit Tapu Fini with their super effective STAB moves, but they also resist Tapu Fini's own Water-type STAB moves. Troubling Grass-types that commonly use Leech Seed like Mega Venusaur and Whimsiscott can slowly suck the HP off of Tapu Fini. If it does have Taunt, it is only shut down by Mega Venusaur that can fire back with Giga Drain or Sludge Bomb. Other more offensive Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile can OHKO Tapu Fini from full with their Grass STAB attacks.

**Super effective attacks**: Powerful Electric Z-move users like Zeraora and Magnezone can OHKO Tapu Fini from full thanks to their powerful Electric attacks. Other Pokemon that commonly run Electric-type moves like Mega Metagross can easily surprise Tapu Fini and OHKO it. Poison-types like Naganadal and Mega Gengar can take care of Tapu Fini thanks to their STAB move.

**Special Walls**: Tapu Fini is unable to take care of walls such as Mega Venusaur and Ferrothorn because of Tapu Fini being unable to KO these Pokemon before it gets KOed. It also struggles with Mega Slowbro because of its pre-Mega ability Oblivious making Tapu Fini's Taunt unable to shut Slowbro down and Ferrothorn because of its Grass STAB.

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Moonblast is for Dark-types like Earthquake Mega Gyarados. (If you intended to keep this, then don't forget it in the Set itself! Otherwise, remove this line)
no, Move Mentions are perfectly acceptable in an analysis. Chickenpie2 that's when a move isn't good enough to be included on the set, but doesn't easily find a place in OO. In this case, Moonblast is one for one variant of one mon, which is pretty bad, but Moonblast wouldn't make sense as an OO.

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I've just switched around certain sentences in certain areas so that the more important information is at the front, so it makes more sense that way. I think changing it around like this could make it more obvious that it is a good charizardx answer, which is the most relevant mon around. also its a little iffy in your set 1 usage tips because you mention that you should send fini out on steel mons, then later say dont send it out on steel mons, so make sure you're being consistent. I would say something like "Tapu Fini does well against Steel-type Pokemon like... because...., but struggles against other Steel-type Pokemon like ..... because..." just so its clear that its not a blanket Tapu Fini covers all Steels.


OVERVIEW
Tapu Fini has great defensive bulk that can allow it to live attacks from the likes of Landorus-T and Donphan. Tapu Fini is also one of the best Mega Charizard X answers thanks to its Z-moves and following up with an attack allows Tapu Fini to take care of it. It also has the ability Misty Terrain, which allows Tapu Fini to not be statused and take on common sleep users like Vivillon and Jumpluff. Thanks to Tapu Fini's Water- and Fairy-typing, it can take on Fire- and Dragon-types like Air Balloon Heatran and bulky Zygarde as well as Pokemon with the ability Sturdy such as Donphan and Golem.
Tapu Fini's Water- and Fairy-typing allows it to be one of the best Mega Charizard X answers, as well as allowing it to take on other common Fire- and Dragon-types like Air Balloon Heatran and bulky Zygarde. Its great defensive bulk lets it live attacks from the likes of Landorus-T and Golem. It also has the ability Misty Terrain, which allows Tapu Fini to not be statused and take on common sleep users like Vivillon and Jumpluff. Tapunium Z along with Taunt also helps it shut down common Stall Pokemon.

[SET 1 Usage Tips]
Send it out against Steel-types like non-Special Defensive Mega Mawile, Mega Aggron, and Mega Scizor as Waterium Z takes care of them, but with Mega Aggron use Moonblast it to break Sturdy before using Waterium Z as if Strudy is not broken, Mega Aggron can OHKO Tapu Fini with Metal Burst. Because of Tapu Fini's Fairy-typing, send it out against Dragon-types like Zygarde-C, as Calm Mind first then Moonblast will take care of it. if Tapu Fini is running no Calm Mind, Taunt then Moonblast. Against Mega Charizard X make sure to use Rain Dance then use Hydro Vortex. Against Dragonite, Taunt then Moonblast twice to take care of it. Send it out against Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, but be sure to Moonblast first then Hydro Vortex against Donphan to avoid getting Endeavor and KOed with Ice Shard. Send Tapu Fini out against Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Mega Charizard. For Mega Charizard Y first Tapu Fini should Z-Rain Dance to cancel out sun. If the Charizard does not mega right away, Rain Dance again the following turns to cover their eventual mega evolution, and OHKO it with Hydro Pump.
Send Tapu Fini out against Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Mega Charizard. Regardless of which Mega it is, Z-Rain Dance to outspeed and cancel out Mega Charizard Y's Drought. If they are Mega Charizard Y, and the Charizard does not mega right away, Rain Dance again the following turns to cover their eventual mega evolution, and OHKO it with Hydro Pump. Otherwise, just attack with Hydro Pump. Because of Tapu Fini's Fairy-typing, send it out against Dragon-types like Zygarde-C, as Calm Mind first then Moonblast will take care of it. if Tapu Fini is running no Calm Mind, Taunt then Moonblast. Send it out against Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, but be sure to Moonblast first then Hydro Vortex against Donphan to avoid getting Endeavor and KOed with Ice Shard. Send it out against Steel-types like non-Special Defensive Mega Mawile, Mega Aggron, and Mega Scizor as Waterium Z takes care of them, but with Mega Aggron use Moonblast it to break Sturdy before using Waterium Z as if Sturdy is not broken, Mega Aggron can OHKO Tapu Fini with Metal Burst.

[SET 1 Team Options]
Dragon-types like Haxorus, Naganadel, Garchomp, and Naganadel can OHKO Whimsicott and Tapu Bulu.
Dragon-types like Haxorus, Naganadel, and Garchomp, are good partners as they handle Tapu Fini's counters such as Tapu Bulu and Magnezone.

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[OVERVIEW]

Tapu Fini's Water- and Fairy-typing Water / Fairy typing allows it to be one of the best Mega Charizard X answers, as well as allowing letting it to (repetition) take on other common Fire- and Dragon-types like Air Balloon Heatran and bulky Zygarde. Its great defensive bulk lets it live take attacks from the likes of Landorus-T and Golem, (comma) It also has while the ability Misty Terrain, which allows Tapu Fini it to not be statused and take on common sleep users like Vivillon and Jumpluff. Tapunium Z along with Taunt also helps it shut down common stall Pokemon like Chansey and Necrozma. Waterium Z allows Tapu Fini to take care of non-specially defensive Mega Mawile along with other offensive Pokemon like Landorus-T, (comma) Furthermore, it also lets Tapu Fini take on as well as Mega Charizard Y because of getting a speed boost from using a through Z-Rain (AH) Dance along with rain. However, Tapu Fini struggles with Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Ferrothorn, Mega Venusaur, Magnezone, Togekiss, and Zeraora because of their bulk or their super effective attacks. Furthermore, it the Waterium Z set also has trouble with dealing with special walls with the Waterium Z set because of the likes of like Chansey, Meloetta, (AC) and Mega Slowbro, (comma) getting Tapu Fini worn which can wear it down slowly by with their attacks.

[SET]
name: Waterium Z
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Rain Dance / Calm Mind
move 3: Calm Mind / Taunt
move 4: Moonblast
item: Waterium Z
ability: Misty Terrain
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 92 Def / 60 SpA / 52 SpD / 56 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk (auto)

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

Hydro Pump is a powerful Water STAB and transforms into a Hydro Vortex to nuke Pokemon like non-specially defensive Mega Mawile and Mega Aggron. Tapu Fini's Rain Dance can be used to either boost Waterium Z Hydro Vortex's damage output or give Tapu Fini a Speed boost with Z-Rain Dance and cancel out Mega Charizard Y's Drought. Calm Mind allows Tapu Fini to make its Special Attacks stronger and its Special Defense to take on slower special attackers like Primarina and bulky Necrozma because of being able to live by enabling it to take their attacks and as well as boost Tapu Fini's its Hydro Vortex. Alternatively, Taunt shuts down stops Pokemon like Jumpluff, Aegislash, and Stored Power Necrozma from using Leech Seed or Calm Mind. Moonblast allows Tapu Fini to take care of bulky Dark-types like Mega Sableye and Dragon-types like Zygarde-C.

Set Details
========

Tapu Fini The given HP and Defense EVs with a Bold nature with 248 HP and 92 Def EVs allows it allow Tapu Fini to live take Choice Band Victini's Bolt Strike, alongside as well as Z-Moves from Landorus-T, Donphan, and Terrakion. Additionally, 52 SpD Special Defense EVs is to live Ghostium Z let it survive Never-Ending Nightmare from Aegislash, as well as the following Shadow Sneak, thanks to Tapu Fini's defensive bulk. 56 Speed EVs allows allow Tapu Fini to outpace maximum Speed Donphan, (AC) and outpace as well as Mega Charizard Y after it gets a boost from Z-Rain Dance. The rest of the EVs go into Special Attack to make Tapu Fini's moves more powerful. Tapu Fini's ability Misty Surge allows it to not get avoid status for 5 turns, which is good against common sleep users like Jumpluff.

Usage Tips
========

Send Tapu Fini out against Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Mega Charizard. Regardless of which Mega it is the latter is using, use Z-Rain Dance to outspeed Mega Charizard Y and cancel out Mega Charizard Y's its Drought. If they are the opponent is running Mega Charizard Y (RC) and the Charizard does not Mega Evolve right away, use Rain Dance again the following turns to cover their eventual Mega Evolution, and OHKO it with Hydro Pump. Otherwise, just attack with Hydro Pump. Because of Tapu Fini's Fairy typing, (RH) send it out against Dragon-types like Zygarde-C, as Calm Mind first then followed by Moonblast will take care of it them. If Tapu Fini is not running no Calm Mind, use Taunt then followed by Moonblast. Send it out against Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, but be sure to use Moonblast first and then Hydro Vortex against Donphan to avoid getting KOed by Endeavor and KOed with followed by Ice Shard. Send it out against Steel-types like non-specially defensive Mega Mawile, Mega Aggron, and Mega Scizor, (AC) as Waterium Z Hydro Vortex takes care of them; (SC) but with however, against Mega Aggron, (AC) use Moonblast it to break Sturdy before using Waterium Z Hydro Vortex, as if Sturdy is not broken, Mega Aggron otherwise, it can OHKO Tapu Fini with Metal Burst. However, do not send it Tapu Fini out gainst strong Steel-types like Mega Metagross as it will be able to take care of Tapu Fini. Similarly, be Because careful of sending Tapu Fini out against Magearna, (AC) as it comes to a 50/50 has to engage in a mind game of using Taunt to prevent Magearna to use Calm Mind. Predict when Magearna attacks to use Calm Mind. After Tapu Fini uses gets one Calm Mind ahead of it and uses Taunt, use Hydro Pump then Hydro Vortex to finish Magearna it off. Send Tapu Fini out against other Water-types like Mega Gyarados, Primarina, (AC) and Carracosta. Against non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados, (AC) first use Taunt, then Calm Mind then and Moonblast. For Carracosta, Taunt so it cannot set up Shell Smash, (AC) and then use Moonblast twice to KO it. For Primarina, (AC) it will be better to spam Calm Mind then when Encore ends, Moonblast to and take care of it with Moonblast when Encore ends. Avoid sending Tapu Fini out against walls like Mega Venusaur, Mega Slowbro, and Chansey, (AC) because even with Taunt, (AC) Tapu Fini cannot win. Avoid sending it out against strong special attackers like Tapu Lele, Choice Specs Genesect, (AC) and Normalium Z Porygon-Z, (AC) as Tapu Fini does not take these their attacks well. Be sure not to send Tapu Fini out to face Deoxys-S, as Deoxys-S has a faster Taunt and will proceed to PP stall Tapu Fini with Recover and Amnesia.

Team Options
========

Mega Aggron is a good Pokemon to pair with Tapu Fini because of it being able its ability to take care of Grass- and Electric-types like Tapu Bulu and Zeraora. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of sleep users like Jumpluff and set up setup sweepers like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados. Dragon-types like Haxorus, Naganadel, and Garchomp (RC) are good partners, (AC) as they handle Tapu Fini's counters such as Tapu Bulu and Magnezone. Tapu Fini in return can take care of troubling Pokemon like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados, non Z-Fly non-Flyinium Z (make it "Dragonite without Flyinium Z + Fly" if accuracy requires it) Dragonite, and Mega Altaria. Ground-types like Zygarde and Landorus-T can help beat Zeraora and Magnezone as well as Steel-types like Magearna and Mega Metagross. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon- and Flying-types like Mega Latias and Mega Charizard. Fighting-types like Sawk, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Lucario helps with annoying walls like Chansey and offensive Porygon2, (AC) and if Sawk is running Poison Jab, it is able to take on Tapu Bulu as well. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of bulky Pokemon like non-Z Fly non-Flyinium Z (same here) Dragonite, non-specially defensive Mega Mawile, AC) and non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados. Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y, and Heatran are good to pair with Tapu Fini for them to be able to take care of troubling Steel-and Grass-types like Genesect, specially defensive Mega Mawile, (AC) and Ferrothorn. Finally, Grass-types like Mega Sceptile and Mega Venusaur are good to use to take care of Electric-types like Zeraora and Magnezone. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon-types like bulky Zygarde-C and Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Incineroar.

[SET]
name: Tapunium Z
move 1: Taunt
move 2: Nature's Madness
move 3: Brine
move 4: Icy Wind
item: Tapunium Z
ability: Misty Surge
nature: Calm
evs: 248 HP / 28 SpA / 136 SpD / 96 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

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

Taunt allows Tapu Fini to stop Pokemon recovery moves from Recovering Pokemon like Chansey and Porygon2 and Leech Seed from users like Jumpluff. Nature's Madness halves a Pokemon's HP, but When used with as Guardian of Alola, Nature's Madness it turns into taking takes 3/4 of the opponent's Pokemon opposing Pokemon's HP. Brine will double in strength once the opponent's HP is below half, (AC) turning it into a powerful Water STAB move after using Guardian of Alola, (AC) which is good for taking on Deoxys-S and Tapu Lele. Icy Wind is to take takes on Dragon-types like Garchomp, Landorus-T, and Grass-types like Jumpluff and slows down Psychic-types like stall Deoxys-S and fast Tapu Lele to slow them down. Moonblast is an option for Dark-types like Earthquake Mega Gyarados.

Set Details
========

Tapu Fini with A Calm nature and 248 HP / 136 SpD the given HP and Special Defense EVs allows it live allow Tapu Fini to take a Twinkle Tackle into followed by a Fleur Cannon from bulky Magearna, as well as being able to survive and beat physical attackers such as Donphan and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile. 96 Speed EVs allows allow it to outpace non-Timid neutral Speed nature Magearna, as well as outpace Garchomp after Icy Wind. The rest of the EVs goes go into Special Attack to make its moves as strong as possible. Its ability Misty Surge allows it to not get avoid status for 5 turns, (AC) which is good against common sleep users like Jumpluff.

Usage Tips
========

Send out Tapu Fini against walls like Chansey and Porygon2, (AC) as the combination of Taunt and Tapunium Z Guardian of Alola will take care of these. Send Tapu Fini out against any Dragon-type except Naganadal Naganadel and Z-Fly Flyinium Z + Fly Dragonite, (AC) as Tapu Fini cannot beat defeat these. Send out Tapu Fini against Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Air Balloon Heatran, and Incineroar. Allow it to face Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, (AC) as after using Guardian of Alola, as Brine will finish them off. Use Icy Wind against Garchomp (RC) and Landorus-T, (AC) as this will let Tapu Fini outspeed and 2HKO them. Against fast Tapu Lele, use Guardian of Alola turn one, followed up by Icy Wind turn two (RC) and Brine turn three, as Tapu Fini will now outspeed it. Tapu Lele will be able to live take a Brine after two Calm Minds, (which this set doesn't run so idt this is relevant?) but not an Icy Wind into followed by a Brine. Against slower, bulkier Tapu Lele variants, use Guardian of Alola turn one, then followed by Brine. Use Taunt on Pokemon like Chansey, Magearna, Jumpluff, Porygon2, (AC) and stall Deoxys-S and Mew, (AC) as once Deoxys-S and Mew the latter two are slowed down enough by Icy Wind, (AC) as Tapunium Z Guardian of Alola (not sure if I understood everything here) take care of these. Be careful if there is a Charizard in the Team Preview, (AC) because even though it Tapu Fini can beat Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y 2HKOs Tapu Fini 2HKOes it. Do not send it out against walls like Mega Venusaur and Mega Slowbro, (AC) as Giga Drain will allow it the former to get HP back even through Taunt, while the latter cannot be is unaffected by Taunt and will able to slowly wear down Tapu Fini's HP. Strong special attackers like non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z can also beat Tapu Fini, so avoid sending it out against it them.

Team Options
========

Ground-types like Zygarde-C and Choice Scarf Landorus-T help Tapu Fini with troubling Electric- and Steel-types like Zeraora and Magnezone. (AP) While The latter can also handle Mega Charizard X and Y to ease the 50/50 mind games. In return, Tapu Fini can take on non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, stall Deoxys-S, (AC) and Jumpluff for them. Tapu Fini struggles with Steel-types like Thunderbolt Choice Specs Genesect and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, so having Fire-types like Heatran and bulky Mega Charizard X helps Tapu Fini with pressuring these Pokemon at Team Preview as well as beating these. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Water-types like Primarina and walls like Chansey. Powerful Dragon-types like Choice Scarf Haxorus, Naganadel, (AC) and Choice Band Garchomp physically can help with Tapu Bulu, Whimsicott, and Mega Charizard Y. Garchomp can deal with either Mega of Charizard's Mega Evolutions because of having Outrage. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of opposing Dragon-types like Garchomp along with Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X. Steel-types like Mega Metagross, Aegislash, and Magnezone helps help Tapu Fini with troubling Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and Whimsicott as well as Poison-types such as Naganadel. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran. Electric-types like mixed Zeraora helps break Water-types like Mega Slowbro. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp. Walls like Chansey and Mega Venusaur can take on Choice Specs Genesect, (AC) while the latter and Mega Venusaur also helps with non-Choice Band Dragon-types like Naganadel. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Fire- and Fighting-types like Air Balloon Heatran, Choice Scarf Sawk, and Incineroar. Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile help with Mega Slowbro as well. Jumpluff can use Sleep Powder and Leech Seed on the likes of Aegislash and non-Ice Punch Mega Metagross, (comma) while Mega Sceptile can help with troubling Dragon-types like Naganadel. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Dragon- and Fire-types like Garchomp and Air Balloon Heatran.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

A Choice Specs set with Hydro Pump, Hidden Power Fire, Moonblast, and Ice Beam can be used to get more power out of Tapu Fini with the moves of Hydro Pump, Hidden Power Fire, Moonblast and Ice Beam that allow it and beat Ferrothorn and Zygarde, (AC) that which it cannot usually beat take on. However, this makes it unable to shut down walls like Chansey or to change the weather vs Mega Charizard Y.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types**: Grass-types give Tapu Fini trouble, (AC) as they resist its Water-type STAB moves. Pokemon like Mega Venusaur and Whimsicott also commonly use Leech Seed that slowly suck the HP off of to slowly drain Tapu Fini's HP. However, if it Tapu Fini does have has Taunt, it is only shut down by Mega Venusaur, (AC) that which (assuming that I read it properly as that it can beat Whimsicott now) can fire back with Giga Drain or Sludge Bomb. Other more offensive Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile can OHKO Tapu Fini from full HP with their Grass STAB attacks.

**Super Effective Attacks**: Powerful Electric Z-Move users like Zeraora and Magnezone can OHKO Tapu Fini from full HP thanks to their powerful Electric STAB attacks. Other Pokemon that commonly run Electric-type moves like Mega Metagross can easily surprise Tapu Fini and OHKO it. Poison-types like Naganadal Naganadel and Mega Gengar can take care of Tapu Fini thanks to their STAB move.

**Special Walls**: Tapu Fini is unable to take care of walls such as Mega Venusaur and Ferrothorn because of Tapu Fini being unable its inability to KO these Pokemon before it gets KOed itself. It also struggles with Mega Slowbro because of its pre-Mega ability Oblivious making preventing it from being shut down by Tapu Fini's Taunt, (AC) unable to shut Slowbro down and as well as with Ferrothorn because of its Grass STAB.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Osra, 239997], [TDA, 276708], [Chickenpie2, 305552]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Tapu Fini's Water / Fairy typing allows it to be one of the best Mega Charizard X answers, as well as letting it take on other common Fire- and Dragon-types like Air Balloon Heatran and bulky Zygarde. Its great bulk lets it take attacks from the likes of Landorus-T and Golem, while the ability Misty Terrain allows it to take on common sleep users like Vivillon and Jumpluff. Tapunium Z along with Taunt also helps it shut down common stall Pokemon like Chansey and Necrozma. Waterium Z allows Tapu Fini to take care of non-specially defensive Mega Mawile along with other offensive Pokemon like Landorus-T, as well as Mega Charizard Y because of through Z-Rain Dance. However, Tapu Fini struggles with Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Ferrothorn, Mega Venusaur, Magnezone, Togekiss, and Zeraora because of their bulk or their super effective attacks. Furthermore, the Waterium Z set also has trouble with dealing with special walls like Chansey, Meloetta, and Mega Slowbro, which can wear it down slowly with their attacks.

[SET]
name: Waterium Z
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Rain Dance / Calm Mind
move 3: Calm Mind / Taunt
move 4: Moonblast
item: Waterium Z
ability: Misty Terrain
nature: Bold
evs: 248 HP / 92 Def / 60 SpA / 52 SpD / 56 Spe

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

Hydro Pump transforms into Hydro Vortex to nuke Pokemon like non-specially defensive Mega Mawile and Mega Aggron. Tapu Fini's Rain Dance can be used to either boost Hydro Vortex's damage output or give Tapu Fini a Speed boost with Z-Rain Dance and cancel out Mega Charizard Y's Drought. Calm Mind allows Tapu Fini to take on slower special attackers like Primarina and bulky Necrozma by enabling it to take their attacks as well as boost its Hydro Vortex. Alternatively, Taunt stops Pokemon like Jumpluff, Aegislash, and Stored Power Necrozma from using Leech Seed or Calm Mind. Moonblast allows Tapu Fini to take care of bulky Dark-types like Mega Sableye and Dragon-types like Zygarde-C.

Set Details
========

The given HP and Defense EVs with a Bold nature allow Tapu Fini allows it to take Choice Band Victini's Bolt Strike, as well as Z-Moves from Landorus-T, Donphan, and Terrakion. Additionally, 52 Special Defense EVs let it survive Never-Ending Nightmare from Aegislash, as well as the following Shadow Sneak. 56 Speed EVs allow Tapu Fini to outpace maximum Speed Donphan as well as Mega Charizard Y after it gets a boost from Z-Rain Dance. The rest of the EVs go into Special Attack to make Tapu Fini's moves more powerful. Tapu Fini's ability in Misty Surge allows it to avoid status for 5 turns, which is good against common sleep users like Jumpluff.

Usage Tips
========

Send Tapu Fini out against Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Charizard. Regardless of which Mega the latter is using, use Z-Rain Dance to outspeed Mega Charizard Y and cancel out its Drought. If the opponent is running Mega Charizard Y and the Charizard does not Mega Evolve right away, use Rain Dance again on the following turns to cover their its eventual Mega Evolution, (RC) and OHKO it with Hydro Pump. Otherwise, just attack with Hydro Pump. Because of Tapu Fini's Fairy typing, send it out against Dragon-types like Zygarde-C, as Calm Mind floowed followed by Moonblast will take care of them. If Tapu Fini is not running Calm Mind, use Taunt followed by Moonblast. Send it out against Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, but be sure to use Moonblast first and then use Hydro Vortex against Donphan to avoid getting KOed by Endeavor followed by Ice Shard. Send it out against Steel-types like non-special defensive Mega Mawile, Mega Aggron, and Mega Scizor, as Hydro Vortex takes care of them; however, against Mega Aggron, use Moonblast against it to break Sturdy before using Hydro Vortex. (AP) Otherwise, it can OHKO Tapu Fini with Metal Burst. However, do not send Tapu Fini out against strong Steel-types like Mega Metagross. Similarly, be careful of sending Tapu Fini out against Magearna, as it has to engage in a mind game of using Taunt to prevent Magearna to use from using Calm Mind. Predict when Magearna attacks to use Calm Mind. After Tapu Fini gets one Calm Mind ahead of it and uses Taunt, use Hydro Pump then Hydro Vortex to finish it off. Send Tapu Fini out against other Water-types like Mega Gyarados, Primarina, and Carracosta. Against non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados, first use Taunt, then Calm Mind and Moonblast. For Carracosta, use Taunt so it cannot set up Shell Smash, and then use Moonblast twice to KO it. For Primarina, it will be better to spam Calm Mind and take care of it with Moonblast when Encore ends. Avoid sending Tapu Fini out against walls like Mega Venusaur, Mega Slowbro, and Chansey, because even with Taunt, Tapu Fini cannot win. Avoid sending it out against strong special attackers like Tapu Lele, Choice Specs Genesect, and Normalium Z Porygon-Z, as Tapu Fini does not take their attacks well. Be sure not to send Tapu Fini out to face Deoxys-S, as Deoxys-S has a faster Taunt and will proceed to PP stall Tapu Fini with Recover and Amnesia.

Team Options
========

Mega Aggron is a good Pokemon to pair with Tapu Fini because of its ability to take care of Grass- and Electric-types like Tapu Bulu and Zeraora. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of sleep users like Jumpluff and setup sweepers like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados. Dragon-types like Haxorus, Naganadel, and Garchomp are good partners, as they handle Tapu Fini's counters such as Tapu Bulu and Magnezone. Tapu Fini in return can take care of troubling Pokemon like non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados, non non-Flyinium Z Dragonite, and Mega Altaria. Ground-types like Zygarde and Landorus-T can help beat Zeraora and Magnezone as well as Steel-types like Magearna and Mega Metagross. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon- and Flying-types like Mega Latias and Mega Charizard. Fighting-types like Sawk, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Lucario helps with annoying walls like Chansey and offensive Porygon2, and if Sawk is running Poison Jab, it is able to take on Tapu Bulu as well. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of bulky Pokemon like non-Flyinium Z Dragonite, non-specially defensive Mega Mawile, and non-Earthquake Mega Gyarados. Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y, and Heatran are good to pair with Tapu Fini to take care of troubling Steel-(Space)and Grass-types like Genesect, specially defensive Mega Mawile, and Ferrothorn. Finally, Grass-types like Mega Sceptile and Mega Venusaur to take care of Electric-types like Zeraora and Magnezone. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of Dragon-types like bulky Zygarde-C and Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran and Incineroar.

[SET]
name: Tapunium Z
move 1: Taunt
move 2: Nature's Madness
move 3: Brine
move 4: Icy Wind
item: Tapunium Z
ability: Misty Surge
nature: Calm
evs: 248 HP / 28 SpA / 136 SpD / 96 Spe

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

Taunt allows Tapu Fini to stop recovery moves from Pokemon like Chansey and Porygon2 and Leech Seed from users like Jumpluff. When used with as Guardian of Alola, Nature's Madness takes 3/4 of the opposing Pokemon's HP. Brine will double in strength once the opponent's foe's HP is below half, turning it into a powerful Water-type STAB move after using Guardian of Alola, which is good fort for taking on Deoxys-S and Tapu Lele. Icy Wind takes on Dragon-types like Garchomp, Landorus-T, and Grass-types like Jumpluff and slows down Psychic-types like stall Deoxys-S and fast Tapu Lele. Moonblast is an option for Dark-types like Earthquake Mega Gyarados.

Set Details
========

A Calm nature and the given HP and Special Defense EVs allow Tapu Fini to take a Twinkle Tackle allow Tapu Fini to take followed by a Fleur Cannon from bulky Magearna, as well as beat physical attackers such as Donphan and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile. 96 Speed EVs allow it to outpace neutral Speed Magearna, as well as outpace Garchomp after Icy Wind. The rest of the EVs go into Special Attack to make its moves as strong as possible. Its ability in Misty Surge allows it to not avoid status for 5 turns, which is good against common sleep users like Jumpluff.

Usage Tips
========

Send out Tapu Fini against walls like Chansey and Porygon2, as the combination of Taunt and Guardian of Alola will take care of these. Send Tapu Fini out against any Dragon-type except Naganadel and Flyinium Z + Fly Dragonite, as Tapu Fini cannot beat defeat these. Send out Tapu Fini against Fire-types like Mega Charizard X, Air Balloon Heatran, and Incineroar. Allow it to face Sturdy Pokemon like Donphan and Golem, as after Guardian of Alola, Brine will finish them off. Use Icy Wind against Garchomp and Landorus-T, as this will let Tapu Fini outspeed and 2HKO them. Against fast Tapu Lele, use Guardian of Alola turn one, followed up by Icy Wind turn two and Brine turn three, as Tapu Fini will now outspeed it. Tapu Lele will be able to take a Brine after two Calm Minds, but not an Icy Wind followed by a Brine. Against slower, bulkier variants, use Guardian of Alola turn one, followed by Brine. Use Taunt on Pokemon like Chansey, Magearna, Jumpluff, Porygon2, and stall Deoxys-S and Mew, as once the latter two are slowed down enough by Icy Wind, Guardian of Alola followed by Brine take care of these. Be careful if there is a Charizard in Team Preview, because even though Tapu Fini can beat Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y 2HKOs 2HKOes it. Do not send it out against walls like Mega Venusaur and Mega Slowbro, as Giga Drain will allow the former to get HP back even through Taunt, while the latter is unaffected by Taunt and will able to slowly wear down Tapu Fini. Strong special attackers like non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z can also beat Tapu Fini, so avoid sending it out against them.

Team Options
========

Ground-types like Zygarde-C and Choice Scarf Landorus-T help Tapu Fini with troubling Electric- and Steel-types like Zeraora and Magnezone. The latter can also handle Mega Charizard X and Y to ease the mind games. In return, Tapu Fini can take on non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, stall Deoxys-S, and Jumpluff for them. Tapu Fini struggles with Steel-types like Thunderbolt Choice Specs Genesect and non-Metal Burst Mega Mawile, so having Fire-types like Heatran and bulky Mega Charizard X helps Tapu Fini with pressuring these Pokemon at Team Preview as well as beating these. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Water-types like Primarina and walls like Chansey. Powerful Dragon-types like Choice Scarf Haxorus, Naganadel, and Choice Band Garchomp can help with Tapu Bulu, Whimsicott, and Mega Charizard Y. Garchomp can deal with either of Charizard's Mega Evolutions because of Outrage. In return, Tapu Fini can take care of opposing Dragon-types like Garchomp along with Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X. Steel-types like Mega Metagross, Aegislash, and Magnezone help Tapu Fini with troubling Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and Whimsicott as well as Poison-types such as Naganadel. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Fire-types like Air Balloon Heatran. Electric-types like mixed Zeraora helps break Water-types like Mega Slowbro. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Ground-types like Landorus-T and Garchomp. Walls like Chansey and Mega Venusaur can take on Choice Specs Genesect, and Mega Venusaur also helps with non-Choice Band Dragon-types like Naganadel. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Fire- and Fighting-types like Air Balloon Heatran, Choice Scarf Sawk, and Incineroar. Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile help with Mega Slowbro as well. Jumpluff can use Sleep Powder and Leech Seed on the likes of Aegislash and non-Ice Punch Mega Metagross, while Mega Sceptile can help with troubling Dragon-types like Naganadel. In return, Tapu Fini can take on Dragon- and Fire-types like Garchomp and Air Balloon Heatran.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

A Choice Specs set with Hydro Pump, Hidden Power Fire, Moonblast, and Ice Beam can be used to get more power out of Tapu Fini and beat Ferrothorn and Zygarde, which it cannot usually take on. However, this makes it unable to shut down walls like Chansey or to change the weather vs versus Mega Charizard Y.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-types**: Grass-types give Tapu Fini trouble, as they resist its Water-type STAB moves. Pokemon like Mega Venusaur and Whimsicott also commonly use Leech Seed to slowly drain Tapu Fini's HP. However, if Tapu Fini has Taunt, it is only shut down by Mega Venusaur, which can fire back with Giga Drain or Sludge Bomb. Other more offensive Grass-types like Tapu Bulu and Mega Sceptile can OHKO Tapu Fini from full HP with their STAB attacks.

**Super Effective Attacks**: Powerful Electric Z-Move users like Zeraora and Magnezone can OHKO Tapu Fini from full HP thanks to their powerful STAB attacks. Other Pokemon that commonly run Electric-type moves like Mega Metagross can easily surprise Tapu Fini and OHKO it. Poison-types like Naganadel and Mega Gengar can take care of Tapu Fini thanks to their STAB move.

**Special Walls**: Tapu Fini is unable to take care of walls such as Mega Venusaur and Ferrothorn because of its inability to KO these Pokemon before it gets KOed itself. It also struggles with Mega Slowbro because of its pre-Mega ability in Oblivious preventing it from being shut down by Tapu Fini's Taunt, as well as with Ferrothorn because of its Grass STAB.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Yami, 393488]]
- Quality checked by: [[Osra, 239997], [TDA, 276708], [Chickenpie2, 305552]]
- Grammar checked by: [[The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216], [, ]]
 

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