name: Choice Scarf
move 1: U-turn
move 2: Zing Zap
move 3: Iron Head
move 4: Zen Headbutt / Toxic / Nuzzle
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Lightning Rod
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Togedemaru is an effective pivot in RU due to its U-turn and solid defensive utility from its typing and Lightning Rod, which allow it to switch into moves such as Volt Switch from Electric-types and Psychic from Indeedee. Additionally, its Speed tier is higher than Indeedee’s and Silvally’s, which is extremely valuable in RU. However, prominent defensive Pokemon such as Steelix take nearly no damage from Togedemaru's attacks, forcing it to use U-turn or be completely walled and lose momentum. Zen Headbutt allows Togedemaru to revenge kill Pokemon such as Virizion and Salazzle from higher HP. Toxic cripples common switch-ins such as Gastrodon and Mudsdale, putting them on a timer for the rest of the game. Nuzzle allows Togedemaru to paralyze Pokemon that it is not necessarily able to revenge kill, such as Drapion and Silvally.
Choice Scarf Togedemaru fits on teams that require a fast pivot as well as an offensive check to Pokemon such as Rotom-C, Braviary, and Indeedee. Wallbreakers such as Bewear and Inteleon make for good partners. Bewear appreciates Togedemaru's ability to pivot into moves such as Brave Bird from Braviary or Psychic from Indeedee, and in turn it is able to support Togedemaru by breaking through pesky defensive Pokemon such as Rhydon and Steelix. Inteleon appreciates Togedemaru's ability to bring it in against bulky Ground-types that it has no trouble breaking through such as Rhydon and Steelix, while Togedemaru is able to pivot into Grass- and Electric-type attacks that Inteleon dislikes. Grass-type Pokemon such as Virizion, Decidueye, and Rotom-C also appreciate Togedemaru's ability to bring them in on bulky Ground-types such as Gastrodon and Rhydon.
- Written by: [[gorex, 244449]]
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