Monotype Togekiss (Flying)

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[SET]
name: Nasty Plot (Flying)
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Air Slash
move 3: Roost
move 4: Thunder Wave
item: Leftovers
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Togekiss's great bulk and access to reliable recovery in Roost allow it to set up safely with Nasty Plot. Furthermore, Togekiss can use its bulk to spread status very well with Thunder Wave, slowing down faster Pokemon such as Dragapult and Duraludon that Flying teams have trouble with. Air Slash in tandem with Serene Grace is useful for breaking foes such as Toxapex, Ferrothorn, and Corviknight with flinches, especially after they are crippled with Thunder Wave Nasty Plot lets Togekiss muscle past bulkier Pokemon and status inducers such as Corviknight, Toxapex, and Seismitoad more easily. Togekiss should generally look for safe situations where it can spread paralysis, weaken the opposing team, and set up without much drawback. Despite being bulky, it should look out for certain wallbreakers such as Choice Band Weavile and Choice Scarf Dracovish that threaten to OHKO it without letting it get a chance to cripple them.

Choice Scarf Charizard is a good partner for Togekiss, as it can break Steel-type Pokemon such as Excadrill, Ferrothorn, and Corviknight Togekiss may have trouble with. It can also handle faster wallbreakers such as Galarian Darmanitan, Choice Specs Gengar, and Weavile that threaten to OHKO Togekiss. Slower setup sweepers such as Corviknight and Gyarados appreciate Togekiss's Thunder Wave letting them outspeed faster Pokemon such as Mew and Barraskewda, which makes their sweep easier. Corviknight can also take on Poison- and Steel-type attacks such as Gengar's Sludge Wave and Excadrill's Iron Head as well as switch into Toxic. Xatu provides Light Screen and Reflect to make setting up easy as well as the ability to keep Stealth Rock off of the field with Magic Bounce, which makes it an ideal teammate for Togekiss. Having Reflect and Light Screen up helps Togekiss especially against the aforementioned wallbreakers, which now struggle to beat it. Mandibuzz can remove Stealth Rock if Xatu fails to prevent them and check Pokemon such as Excadrill and Aegislash with Foul Play while also being able to bring Togekiss in with U-turn.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Flying)
move 1: Air Slash
move 2: Dazzling Gleam
move 3: Flamethrower / Fire Blast
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Togekiss is capable of revenge killing faster Pokemon that Flying struggles with like Dragapult, Dracovish, and Dracozolt, making it amazing in the Dragon matchup. Air Slash works in tandem with Serene Grace to beat Pokemon with flinches that Togekiss can't outright beat. Dazzling Gleam hits Dragon- and Dark- type Pokemon such as Hydreigon, Kommo-o, and Sableye for super effective damage. Flamethrower and Fire Blast are used to hit Steel-type Pokemon like Ferrothorn and Bisharp for super-effective damage, and Trick is used to cripple Pokemon such as defensive walls like Toxapex and setup sweepers like Corviknight by giving them a Choice Scarf and locking them into one move. However, Trick should be used with caution, as giving away your Choice Scarf means Togekiss can't outspeed the aforementioned threats because of its middling Speed.

The entire Flying team appreciates Togekiss's ability to outspeed and revenge kill Pokemon that would otherwise be painful to deal with, as well as excel in the otherwise hard Dragon matchup. Charizard pairs well with Togekiss as another Choice Scarf user, and both work in tandem with each other to break down checks and sweep teams. Charizard can also get rid of bulkier Steel-type Pokemon like Corviknight that Togekiss has trouble taking down. Setup sweepers like Gyarados and Corviknight appreciate Togekiss's ability to cripple otherwise problematic Pokemon like Toxapex and Rhyperior by using Trick. Xatu is a good partner for Togekiss for Magic Bounce, which is useful for keeping Stealth Rock off the field, and Xatu can bring in Togekiss with U-turn. Xatu can also use Thunder Wave to cripple other Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Duraludon in order to ensure Togekiss can outspeed them.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Decem, 362454]]
- Flying analysis by: [[Decem, 362454]]
- Quality checked by: [[Confluxx, 408641], [maroon, 305839]]
- Grammar checked by: [[A Cake Wearing A Hat, 388157]]
 
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I would remove the bit about Togekiss' main role on Flying teams being as a Choice Scarf user since it can effectively run a Nasty Plot set as well.

Give a few examples of threats Togekiss can outspeed and revenge kill.

Mention that Charizard covers Togekiss' Steel weakness and threatens Corviknight in particular which is a threat.

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Conflux

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Talk a bit more about Nasty Plot, especially in the part where you talk about Pokemon Togekiss doesn't outright beat. For example against Corviknight you'd probably aim for +6 or at least +4 to avoid getting stalled out if Corviknight doesn't get flinched. Also helps you break Toxapex faster in case it's Toxic etc.

Mention how Morning Sun only heals 25% in weather other than sun which could give Togekiss some trouble against teams with weather such as Dark and Water.

I'd put Mandibuzz as a teammate as it can Defog away Stealth Rock if Xatu fails to keep them away, it can U-turn to give Togekiss a safe switchin, and check SD Aegislash with Foul Play.

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[Nasty Plot]
- wouldn't list scarf gengar as something togekiss can check, scarf sludge can ko it p easily with minimal chip
- wouldn't say togekiss can't beat toxapex without nasty plot, it def can easily if its para'd. also, it feels weird to use pex in both examples, imo use something else in np

[Scarf]
- for xatu as a teammate, scarf togekiss does like screens bz of the extra bulk but its not as great since its not np. take out the part abt xatu providing screens, magic bounce is good enough there

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[SET]
name: Nasty Plot (Flying)
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Air Slash
move 3: Roost
move 4: Thunder Wave
item: Leftovers
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Togekiss's great bulk and access to reliable recovery in Morning Sun allows Roost allow it to set up safely with Nasty Plot. Furthermore, Togekiss can use its bulk to spread status very well with Thunder Wave, slowing down faster Pokemon such as Dragapult and Duraludon which that Flying teams have trouble with. Air Slash in tandem with Serene Grace is useful for flinching down the opponent especially breaking foes such as Toxapex, Ferrothorn, and Corviknight with flinches, especially after they are crippled with Thunder Wave, which is especially useful for beating bulkier Pokemon such as Seismitoad, Toxapex, and Corviknight easier. Nasty Plot further helps with muscling past Pokemon it can't outright beat, as Pokemon such as Corviknight and Toxapex are much easier to deal with when boosted, and is especially useful for flinching down status users such as Seismitoad and Toxapex which would otherwise be problematic lets Togekiss muscle past bulkier Pokemon and status inducers such as Corviknight, Toxapex, and Seismitoad more easily. Togekiss should generally look for safe situations where it can spread paralysis, weaken the opposing team, and set up without much drawback. Despite being bulky, it should look out for certain wallbreakers such as Choice Band Weavile and Choice Scarf Dracovish that threaten to OHKO it without letting it get a chance to cripple them.

Choice Scarf Charizard is a good partner for Togekiss, (AC) as it can break Steel-type Pokemon such as Excadrill, Ferrothorn, and Corviknight Togekiss may have trouble with. It can also handle faster wallbreakers such as Choice Specs Gengar, Galarian Darmanitan, Choice Specs Gengar, and Weavile that threaten to OHKO Togekiss. Slower setup sweepers such as Corviknight and Gyarados appreciate Togekiss's Thunder Wave in order to slow letting them outspeed faster Pokemon such as Mew and Barraskewda for them to outspeed respectively, which makes their sweep easier. Corviknight can also take on Poison- and Steel-type attacks such as Gengar's Sludge Wave and Excadrill's Iron Head as well as switch into Toxic. Xatu provides Light Screen and Reflect to make setting up easy as well as the ability to keep Stealth Rock off of the field with Magic Bounce, which makes it an ideal teammate for Togekiss. Having Reflect and Light Screen up helps Togekiss especially against the aforementioned wallbreakers, (AC) which now struggle to beat it. Mandibuzz can remove Stealth Rock if Xatu fails to prevent them and check Pokemon such as Excadrill and Aegislash with Foul Play, (RC) while also being able to bring Togekiss in with U-turn.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Flying)
move 1: Air Slash
move 2: Dazzling Gleam
move 3: Flamethrower / Fire Blast
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Scarf Togekiss is capable of revenge killing faster Pokemon that Flying struggles with like Dragapult, Dracovish, and Dracozolt as a Choice Scarf user which Flying teams appreciate, making it amazing in the Dragon matchup. Air Slash works in tandem with Serene Grace to flinch down beat Pokemon with flinches that Togekiss can't outright beat. Dazzling Gleam hits Dragon- and Dark- type Pokemon such as Hydreigon, Kommo-o, and Sableye for super-effective super effective damage. Flamethrower and Fire Blast are used to hit Steel-type Pokemon like Ferrothorn and Bisharp for super-effective damage, and Trick is used to cripple Pokemon such as defensive walls like Toxapex and setup sweepers like Corviknight by giving them a Choice Scarf and locking them into one move. However, Trick should be used with caution, as giving away your Choice Scarf means Togekiss can't outspeed the aforementioned threats because of its middling Speed.

The entire Flying team appreciates Togekiss's ability to outspeed and revenge kill Pokemon that would otherwise be painful to deal with, as well as excel in the otherwise hard Dragon matchup. Charizard pairs well with Togekiss as another Choice Scarf user, and both work in tandom tandem with each other to break down checks and sweep teams. Charizard can also get rid of bulkier Steel-type Pokemon like Corviknight that Togekiss has trouble taking down. Setup sweepers like Gyarados and Corviknight appreciate Togekiss's ability to cripple otherwise problematic Pokemon like Toxapex and Rhyperior that would otherwise be problematic to deal with by using Trick. Xatu is a good partner for Togekiss for its ability in Magic Bounce, which is useful for keeping Stealth Rock off the field, and Xatu can bring in Togekiss with U-Turn U-turn. Xatu can also use Thunder Wave to cripple other Choice Scarf users like Gardevoir and Duraludon in order to ensure Togekiss can outspeed them.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Decem, 362454]]
- Flying analysis by: [[Decem, 362454]]
- Quality checked by: [[Confluxx, <userid1>], [<username2>, <userid2>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[A Cake Wearing A Hat, 388157]]

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