Done Togekiss (Revamp) [GP: 2/2]

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[OVERVIEW]

Togekiss's excellent typing, reliable recovery, and boosting potential make it a solid bulky sweeper that can also defensively check threats like Hydreigon, Salamence, and Conkeldurr, pressure Pokemon like Amoonguss and Zarude, and provide cleric support for its team. Togekiss also reliably answers bulky teams by winning the one-on-one one against common stall members like Chansey, Hippowdon, Skarmory, and Salamence with Nasty Plot + Heal Bell. However, Togekiss is troubled by plenty of faster common offensive Pokemon like Thundurus-T, Nihilego, and Excadrill, and it often needs heavy support to break through Pokemon like Celesteela and the aforementioned Nihilego. Togekiss is also reliant on its Heavy-Duty Boots to check offensive threats like Hurricane Salemence, so it should never take a Knock Off. It also suffers from four-moveslot syndrome, as it must choose between Heal Bell to clear its team's status and break through Chansey reliably, Thunder Wave to cripple checks like Nihilego, and Fire Blast to wipe out Steel-type answers like Excadrill and Celesteela.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Air Slash
move 3: Heal Bell / Thunder Wave
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 248 HP / 8 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

With Nasty Plot + Serene Grace, Togekiss can break through bulky teams by setting up against passive Pokemon like Skarmory and defensive Salamence and flinching down defensive walls like Hippowdon, Primarina, Slowking, and even Chansey. Heal Bell handles status spreaders like Chansey, Hippowdon, and Umbreon for the team. Thunder Wave is also a notable option that heavily cripples many offensive Pokemon, such as Nihilego and Cobalion; however, the lack of Heal Bell means Togekiss can struggle to break through defensive walls with Toxic, such as Hippowdon, Chansey, and Inner Focus Umbreon. Fire Blast is an option that OHKOes or significantly damages Steel-types like Scizor, Celesteela, Excadrill and wears down neutral targets like Thundurus-T, but it fails to cripple checks such as Nihilego or break through defensive Pokemon such as Chansey. Roost increases Togekiss's longevity, letting it more effectively check offensive threats like Zarude, Hydreigon, and Zygarde-10%. Maximum Speed investment outpaces Adamant Gyarados and Rotom-W, letting Togekiss recover against Volt Switch when at lower HP levels and potentially break through Rotom-W once boosted, while maximum bulk lets Togekiss better check Salamence and Conkeldurr. Togekiss can run 172 Speed EVs with more Special Defense investment to further improve its matchup versus Salamence and Primarina; with this, Togekiss also underspeeds Rotom-W to fully recover from Volt Switch damage, but it struggles to pressure Rotom-W and can be PP stalled out of Heal Bell more easily by Toxic + Pain Split.

Togekiss fits well on bulky offense, balance, and semi-stall teams teams due to its ability to check Pokemon such as Hydreigon and Salamence, to provide cleric support to teammates, and break through opposing bulky teams. Ground-types like Hippowdon, Seismitoad, and Nidoqueen provide an Electric immunity to deal with Thundurus-T, Rotom-W, and Rotom-H, as well as much appreciated Stealth Rock support. Knock Off absorbers like Amoonguss and Cobalion help Togekiss keep its Heavy-Duty Boots, allowing it to come in freely on Stealth Rock while providing an excellent Fighting-type check in Cobalion's case. Amoonguss can also use Stun Spore support to paralyze targets like Cobalion, Nihilego, Keldeo, and Primarina for Togekiss, while Cobalion can provide Stealth Rock support and counter Nihilego. Slower offensive threats such as Nidoking, Scizor, and Primarina greatly appreciate the wallbreaking opportunities provided by Togekiss's Thunder Wave or Heal Bell-enabled stallbreaking. Semi-stall teammates such as Umbreon and Chansey appreciate Togekiss checking Conkeldurr for them and providing Heal Bell support so they can run superior moves, such as Toxic and Stealth Rock, respectively. Calm Mind Slowking appreciates Togekiss's cleric support, as it can pressure Pokemon such as Calm Mind Galarian Slowbro more freely and check Steel-types such as Jirachi and Celesteela for Togekiss.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Choice Scarf Togekiss is a solid role-compression option that outspeeds and beats faster Pokemon like Azelf and Cobalion, cripples defensive walls such as Chansey with Trick, and still provides other utility options such as Heal Bell, but its Stealth Rock weakness means it must be paired with more reliable forms of entry hazard removal. A full utility set with Heal Bell, Thunder Wave, and Roost trades Togekiss's offensive potential for a more defensive role as a cleric and speed control user. It can also choose to drop one of the two utility moves for Defog, but its bad matchup against most Stealth Rock users, such as Nihilego, makes the Defogger role better fulfilled by Togekiss's teammates, and it is better off being paired with better entry hazard removal options. Choice Specs is an option to let Togekiss lure in Pokemon such as Nihilego and Cobalion and KO them with Psyshock and Fire Blast, respectively, but it loses defensive utility without Roost, fails to break through defensive Pokemon such as Chansey without Air Slash flinches, and struggles with its Stealth Rock weakness.


Checks and Counters
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**Electric-types**: Thundurus-T, Raikou, Rotom-W, and Rotom-H resist Air Slash, are immune to Thunder Wave, and take little from Fire Blast, forcing Togekiss out and making its job much harder. However, Thundurus-T doesn't want to switch into Togekiss long-term, and Rotom-W and Rotom-H can struggle to pressure Togekiss, as it can just mitigate Volt Switch damage with Roost.

**Rock-types**: Nihilego counters Togekiss by virtue of its massive Special Defense, faster Speed, and KO potential, though it hates being crippled by Thunder Wave. Lycanroc-D outspeeds Togekiss and immediately threatens it with either Stone Edge or Accelerock. Rhyperior, while uncommon, can easily counter Togekiss with Stealth Rock and the threat of its STAB moves.

**Steel-types**: Jirachi, Excadrill, and Celesteela take little damage from Air Slash and can threaten it back. Excadrill in particular is immune to Thunder Wave. Scizor and Cobalion can offensively pressure Togekiss but can't switch in reliably due to their neutrality to Flying-type moves. All of these Pokemon, however, must scout for Fire Blast from Togekiss before switching in.

**Specially Defensive Walls**: Specially defensive walls such as Chansey and Umbreon can leverage their extreme tankiness and immunity to flinching, respectively, to poison non-Heal Bell Togekiss.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Magnum, 540289]]
- Quality checked by: [[Monky25, 515132], [Estarossa, 461329]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Isaiah, 375662], [Sulo, 528036]]
 
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Great job friend. Felt like I just changed a lot of wording, but overall I think the points are really good. I also did some grammar stuff to make it read a bit easier imo. :)

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[OVERVIEW]

Togekiss' combination of excellent typing, access to reliable recovery, (AC) in Roost and an amazing boosting move in Nasty Plot I'd reword this into something like "and ability to deal a lot of damage with a Nasty Plot boost". Currently sounds awkward imo. make it a solid bulky sweeper in the tier. (RC) (added period) It is capable of taking down common threats like Zarude, Hydreigon and Amoonguss(AC) Togekiss while also acts acting as a fantastic answer to Stall teams.(RC) added period being It is able to 1v1 common Stall members like Chansey, Quagsire and Salamence with the combination of Nasty Plot and Heal Bell. Togekiss (AC) however (AC) is troubled by plenty of common offensive Pokemon that outspeed it like Thundurus-T, Nihilego and Excadrill whilst often needing heavy support to break through Pokemon like Celesteela and the aforementioned Nihilego. This is a giant run on sentence of information. Try to split it up more if you can. Togekiss is also reliant on its Heavy Duty Boots Heavy-Duty Boots to check offensive threats, thus strongly dislikes taking Knock Off.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Air Slash
move 3: Fire Blast / Heal Bell I'd switch these personally but I didn't make the set so...
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 252 HP / 84 Def / 172 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

- With Nasty Plot, Togekiss can break through bulkier teams by relying that rely on passive Pokemon such as Tangrowth, Skarmory and Hippowdon to set up on. slow down threats. Point isn't bad, just feel like it's weird to talk about what it relies to succeed on rather than what Togekiss takes advantage of.

- Fire Blast ensures Togekiss OHKO's Scizor, as well as giving it a fantastic way to deal heavy damage to Steel-types like Celesteela and Excadrill who may be a problem to take down otherwise.

- Heal Bell removes any status condition from Togekiss and its teammates, allowing it to handle the likes of Chansey, Hippowdon and Umbreon, as well as provide excellent utility for its team.

Really like these 2 points above. I think going further we should add a little meat about the tradeoff of heal bell and fire blast, as I feel like this may get confusing for newer players since we talk a lot about how Togekiss can set up on these bulkier Pokemon a lot already.

- Roost heavily increases Togekiss' longevity whilst helping it better check offensive threats like Zarude, Hydreigon and Zygarde-10%.

- Thunder Wave is also a notable option for Togekiss to use, being able to heavily cripple a wide range of offensive Pokemon while making it easier for Togekiss to break through defensive Pokemon. If we are putting this here then I think it's worth adding to the set, otherwise put it in the other options section.

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- Togekiss fits well on Balance on Bulky Offense teams Due due to it's solid matchup verse verus stall as well as it's ability to check common offensive Pokemon like Hydreigon, Salamence and Scizor Add Period. while functioning as a bulky sweeper. This makes Togekiss a good bulky sweeper option for teams, as it is given a lot of opportunities to set up in a match.

- Ground-types like Hippowdon and Excadrill provide an Electric immunity to deal with Thundurus-T, Rotom-Wash and Rotom-Heat, as well as provide much appreciated Stealth Rock support. I would add a note about how they resist poison typing too even though it is less prevelant.

- Knock Off absorbers like Amoonguss and Cobalion help Togekiss keep its Heavy Duty Boots, allowing it to come in freely on Stealth Rock whilst providing an excellent Fighting-type check in Cobalion's case. Togekiss also has great synergy with cobalion, as it can take Fighting-type attacks that threaten Cobalion easily.

- Slower offensive threats such as Nidoking, Scizor and Primarina greatly appreciate Togekiss' ability to slow and cripple opposing Pokemon with Thunder Wave, as well as its ability to break through stall. In return, they are able to punch holes into the opposing team to aid Togekiss in its job as a bulky sweeper. heavily threaten checks and counters to Togekiss, which will make sweeping the opponents' team easier. If thunder wave note gets moved make sure to move this with it.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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- Choice Scarf and Choice Specs are both valid options for Togekiss to boost its offensive potential, letting it outspeed Azelf, Zygarde-10% and Cobalion with a Choice Scarf and being able to OHKO Amoonguss and Keldeo with Choice Specs, but leaves Togekiss vulnerable to Stealth Rock and locks it into one move, giving up valuable versatility.

- A full utility set with Heal Bell and Defog or Roost trades Togekiss' offensive potential for a more consistent utility team member, taking on a much more defensive role. While this set isn't bad, its sub-optimal and the set above is generally preferred on a wider range of teams. I'd explain why it's sub optimal a little. Something like "it's sub-optimal due to struggling with breaking prevelant Stealth Rock users."

Checks and Counters
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**Electric-types**: Thundurus-T, Rotom-W, and Rotom-H resist Air Slash and take little from Fire Blast, forcing Togekiss out and making its job much harder

**Rock-types**: Nihilego counters Togekiss, so it must be removed before setting up with Nasty Plot. Lycanroc-D outspeeds Togekiss and immediately threatens it with either Stone Edge or Accelerock Adding rhypherior note would make me happy as it can't get t-waved but I get it since it's not super prevelant in the meta right now.

**Faster Offensive Threats**: Fast offensive threats like Axcadrill Excadrill, Zygarde-10% and Cobalion are all able to directly threaten Togekiss and either force it out or OHKO it in Lycanroc-D's case Zygarde note is weird here considering how much we talked about how Togekiss can handle it. I think it should be one or the other, or we make it clear that Togekiss is a very soft check to zygarde.
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Togekiss' combination of excellent typing, access to reliable recovery in Roost and an amazing boosting move in Nasty Plot make it a solid bulky sweeper in the tier, capable of taking down common threats like Zarude, Hydreigon and Amoonguss. expand more on its typing, elaborate on what it does offensively and defensively. for example you can say how it pressures Pokemon like Amoonguss and zarude while being defensively valuable into Pokemon like Hydreigon, Conkeldurr, Salamence, and Secret Sword locked Keldeo. Togekiss also acts as a fantastic answer to Stall teams, being able to 1v1 common Stall members like Chansey, Quagsire and Salamence with the combination of Nasty Plot and Heal Bell. I would just reword to bulky teams rather than stall specifically, replace quagsire with hippowdon and give a mention of skarmory too. Togekiss however is troubled by plenty of common offensive Pokemon that outspeed it like Thundurus-T, Nihilego and Excadrill whilst often needing heavy support to break through Pokemon like Celesteela and the aforementioned Nihilego. Togekiss is also reliant on its Heavy Duty Boots to check offensive threats (like?) , thus strongly dislikes taking Knock Off. bring up its 4MSS as it often wants heal bell to clear status for its team and reliably face chansey and hippowdon, thunder wave to cripple Pokemon like Nihilego, and fire blast to wipe out excadrill and celesteela

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Air Slash
move 3: Fire Blast / Heal Bell Heal Bell / Thunder Wave fire blast isn't that common anymore, heal bell for stallbreaking and t wave for utility are both more common, keep fire blast as a mentioned though
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 252 HP / 84 Def / 172 Spe 248 HP / 88 SpD / 172 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

- With Nasty Plot + Serene Grace, Togekiss can break through bulkier teams by setting up against passive Pokemon like Skarmory and defensive Salamence and flinching down defensive walls like Hippowdon, Primarina, Slowking, and even Chansey. relying on passive Pokemon such as Tangrowth, Skarmory and Hippowdon to set up on.

make the order heal bell, thunder wave, then fire blast

- Fire Blast ensures Togekiss OHKO's Scizor, as well as giving it a fantastic way to deal heavy damage to Steel-types like Celesteela and Excadrill who may be a problem to take down otherwise. add that it hits thundurus-t and raikou for good neutral damage

- Heal Bell removes any status condition from Togekiss and its teammates, allowing it to handle the likes of Chansey, Hippowdon and Umbreon, as well as provide excellent utility for its team.

- Roost heavily increases Togekiss' longevity whilst helping it better check offensive threats like Zarude, Hydreigon and Zygarde-10%.

- Thunder Wave is also a notable option for Togekiss to use, being able to heavily cripple a wide range of offensive Pokemon while making it easier for Togekiss to break through defensive Pokemon. (like? Get specific with which offensive Pokemon it cripples as well as which defensive Pokemon it can better break through)

slip brought this up in his AM check but add some tradeoffs to these moves. for example, under thunder wave say how it can no longer face foes like Hippowdon without fear and has less setup opportunities as a result. under fire blast, mention that togekiss provides less utility to its team and has no way to get past Nihilego still as well as miss the benefits of heal bell

-say what the speed investment does, being that it outspeeds adamant gyarados. Then talk about how max HP lets Togekiss check foes like Salamence and Conkeldurr, with the remaining HP into special defense to better tank attacks like Moonblast from Primarina as well as Volt Switch from Thundurus-T and Rotom-W


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- Togekiss fits well on Balance on Bulky Offense teams Due to it's solid matchup verse stall as well as it's ability to check common offensive Pokemon like Hydreigon, Salamence and Scizor while functioning as a bulky sweeper.

- Ground-types like Hippowdon and Excadrill provide an Electric immunity to deal with Thundurus-T, Rotom-W and Rotom-H, as well as provide much appreciated Stealth Rock support. replace excadrill with seismitoad, add nidoqueen to this group

- Knock Off absorbers like Amoonguss and Cobalion help Togekiss keep its Heavy Duty Boots, allowing it to come in freely on Stealth Rock whilst providing an excellent Fighting-type check in Cobalion's case. expand more on this point, amoonguss can provide stun spore support to make up for togekiss dropping thunder wave and work in conjunction with togekiss to check foes like Keldeo and Primarina. Cobalion provides stealth rock support, can break past special walls like chansey, and counters Nihilego. note these interactions.

- Slower offensive threats such as Nidoking, Scizor and Primarina greatly appreciate Togekiss' ability to slow and cripple opposing Pokemon with Thunder Wave, as well as its ability to break through stall. In return, they are able to punch holes into the opposing team to aid Togekiss in its job as a bulky sweeper.

-talk about checks to steel-types like jirachi and celesteela. rotom-w and thundurus-t are good Pokemon to mention

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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- Choice Scarf and Choice Specs are both valid options for Togekiss to boost its offensive potential, letting it outspeed Azelf, Zygarde-10% and Cobalion with a Choice Scarf and being able to OHKO Amoonguss and Keldeo with Choice Specs, but leaves Togekiss vulnerable to Stealth Rock and locks it into one move, giving up valuable versatility. split this part up into two different bullet points it feels like a run-on. first you talk about choice scarf and its ability to outspeed and take down fast threats like azelf, zydog, and cobalion while being able to cripple chansey with trick, but its stealth rock weakness and inability to pivot leaves it outclassed by diggersby and hydreigon for the most part. as for choice specs, mention its power by stating some OHKOes it gets and ability to remove a massive counter in Nihilego with psyshock, but loses out on a lot of its defensive utility without roost and can be tough to support with its stealth rock weakness.

- A full utility set with Heal Bell or Thunder Wave, Defog, and Roost and Defog or Roost trades Togekiss's offensive potential for a more consistent utility team member, taking on a much more defensive role. While this set isn't bad, its sub-optimal and the set above is generally preferred on a wider range of teams. why is this set sub-optimal?

Checks and Counters
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**Electric-types**: Thundurus-T, Rotom-W, and Rotom-H resist Air Slash and take little from Fire Blast, forcing Togekiss out and making its job much harder. reword this section a bit, say how they resist air slash and are immune to thunder wave, but thundurus-t doesnt want to switch into togekiss over time due to its lack of recovery, while togekiss can roost off volt switch from the latter two even though they are hard counters to togekiss. also mention raikou who can break past togekiss with thunderbolt

**Rock-types**: Nihilego counters Togekiss by virtue of its massive Special Defense and ability to outspeed and KO it, although it hates being crippled by Thunder Wave. , so it must be removed before setting up with Nasty Plot. Lycanroc-D outspeeds Togekiss and immediately threatens it with either Stone Edge or Accelerock. even though its niche, to add substance to this section mention rhyperior as a counter as well

add a section on Steel-types, jirachi, excadrill, and celesteela are the major ones that take little from air slash and threaten togekiss back, with excadrill also being immune to thunder wave. bring up how scizor and cobalion can offensively pressure togekiss with their steel-type attacks but fail to act as reliable switch-ins due to their neutrality to flying. say how the former 3 risk taking fire blast though and must scout to see if togekiss has it


**Faster Offensive Threats**: Fast offensive threats like Axcadrill, Zygarde-10% and Cobalion are all able to directly threaten Togekiss and either force it out or OHKO it in Lycanroc-D's case excadrill and cobalion are in steels while lycanroc is in rocks, and togekiss actually soft checks zydog not the other way around, discouraging outrage and being able to take an arrows. better off to just remove this section


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- Written by: [[Magnum, 540289]]
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- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
add remove comment, implement all of this in a timely manner before I give you 1/3
good first AM check Slip
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Togekiss' combination of excellent typing, access to reliable recovery in Roost and an amazing boosting move in Nasty PlotTogekiss's excellent typing, reliable recovery, and boosting potential make it a solid bulky sweeper in the tier, that can also defensively check threats like Hydreigon, Salamence, and Conkeldurr, pressure while pressuring Pokemon like Amoonguss and Zarude, and providing fantastic team support through Heal Bell. Togekiss also acts as a fantastic answer to bulkier teams, being able to 1v1 common Stall membersprovide cleric support for its team. Togekiss also reliably answers bulky teams by winning the one-on-one against common stall members like Chansey, Hippowdon, Skarmory, and Salamence with the combination of Nasty Plot and+ Heal Bell. However, Togekiss however is troubled by plenty of faster common offensive Pokemon that outspeed it like Thundurus-T, Nihilego,comma and Excadrill whilstand often needsing heavy support to break through Pokemon like Celesteela and the aforementioned Nihilego. Togekiss is also reliant on its Heavy-hyphenDuty Boots to check offensive threats like Hurricane Salemence, so it should never take athus strongly dislikes taking Knock Off. It also suffers from 4MSS, as it must choose between wanting Heal Bell to clear its team'(add)s status and break through Chansey reliably, Thunder Wave to cripple checks like Nihilego, and Fire Blast to wipe out Steel-type answers like Excadrill and Celesteela.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Air Slash
move 3: Heal Bell / Thunder Wave
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 248 HP / 8 SpD / 252(space)Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

With Nasty Plot + Serene Grace, Togekiss can break through bulkyier teams by setting up against passive Pokemon like Skarmory and defensive Salamence and flinching down defensive walls like Hippowdon, Primarina, Slowking, and even Chansey. Heal Bell handles status spreaders like Chansey, Hippowdon, and Umbreon for the team.removes any status condition from Togekiss and its teammates, allowing it to handle the likes of Chansey, Hippowdon and Umbreon, as well as provide excellent utility for its team. Thunder Wave is also a notable option that for Togekiss to use, being able to heavily cripples(add) a wide range of offensive Pokemon,comma such as Nihilego and Cobalion; however, the lack of Heal Bell means Togekiss can struggle to break through defensive walls with Toxic such as Hippowdon, Chansey, and Inner Focus Umbreon. Fire Blast is an option that OHKOes or significantly damages Steel-types like Scizor, Celesteela, Excadrill and wears down neutral targets like Thundurus-T, but fails to cripple checks such as Nihilego or break through defensive Pokemon such as Chansey, but it can struggle to break through defensive walls such as Hippowdon and Chansey anymore for fear of Toxic, and will fail to break Stall teams due to the presence of Toxic Inner Focus Umbreon. Fire Blast ensures Togekiss OHKO's Scizor, as well as giving it a fantastic way to deal heavy damage to Steel-types like Celesteela and Excadrill who may be a problem to take down otherwise. It can also hit Thundurus-T and Raikou for decent neutral damage that can stack up longer term. It is often undesirable to use however due to the inability to either cripple checks such as Nihilego or break through defensive Pokemon such as Chansey. Roost heavily increases Togekiss's(add) longevity enough to more effectivelywhilest helping it better check offensive threats like Zarude, Hydreigon and Zygarde-10%. Maximum Speed investment allows Togekiss to outspeedoutpaces Adamant Gyarados and Rotom-W, letting itTogekiss recover get a fast Roost off against Volt Switch when at lower HP levels and potentially break through itRotom-W once boosted, while maximum bulk lets itTogekiss better check Salamence and Conkeldurr.period as well as possible. Togekiss can instead run 172 Speed EVs with more special defenseSpecial Defense investment to further improve its matchup versus Salamence and Primarina; with this, Togekiss also underspeeds Rotom-W to fully recover from Volt Switch damage, but it struggles to pressure Rotom-W and can be PP stalled out of Heal Bell more easily by Toxic + Pain Split. and underspeed Rotom-W, letting it fully Roost off Volt Switch damage, but it cant pressure it as easily still when boosted and can be forced out of Heal Bell PP more easily by Toxic + Pain Split.

Togekiss fits well on bulky offense, balance, and semi-stall teams teams due to a combination of its ability to check Pokemon such as Hydreigon and Salamence, to provide clericHeal Bell support to teammates, and to break through opposing bulky teams. Ground-types like Hippowdon, Seismitoad, and Nidoqueen provide an Electric immunity to deal with Thundurus-T, Rotom-W and Rotom-H, as well as provideand much appreciated Stealth Rock support. Knock Off absorbers like Amoonguss and Cobalion help Togekiss keep its Heavy-hyphenDuty Boots, allowing it to come in freely on Stealth Rock whilest providing an excellent Fighting-type check in Cobalion's case. Amoonguss can also provideuse Stun Spore support to paralyze targets like Cobalion, Nihilego, Keldeo, and Primarina for Togekiss, allow Togekiss to better pressure checks like Cobalion and Nihilego and help Togekiss check Keldeo and Primarina, while Cobalion can provide Stealth Rock support and counter Nihilego. Slower offensive threats such as Nidoking, Scizor,comma and Primarina greatly appreciate the wallbreaking opportunities provided by Togekiss's Thunder Wave or Heal Bell-enabled stallbreaking.Togekiss' ability to slow and cripple opposing Pokemon to allow them more wallbreaking opportunities if running Thunder Wave, or its ability to break through Stall for them if running Heal Bell. Semi-stall teammates such as Umbreon and Chansey appreciate Togekiss checking Conkeldurr for them and providing Heal Bell support to allow them toso they can run superior moves,comma such as Toxic and Stealth Rock,comma respectively. Calm Mind Slowking appreciates Togekiss's cleric support, as clearing it of status so it can pressure Pokemon such as Calm Mind Galarian Slowbro more freely and, and can check Steel-types such as Jirachi and Celesteela for Togekiss.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Choice Scarf Togekiss is a solid role-compression option that outspeeds and beatsfor teams in need of a Scarfer, letting it outspeed and beat faster Pokemon like Azelf and Cobalion, while being able to cripples(add) defensive walls such as Chansey with Trick, and and still providesing other utility options such as Heal Bell, but its Stealth Rock weakness means it must be paired with more reliable forms of entry hazard removal.period support. A full utility set with Heal Bell, Thunder Wave, and Roost trades Togekiss's offensive potential for a more defensive role as a cleric and speed control user,consistent utility team member, taking on a much more defensive role that can both generate opportunities for slower teammates and heal them of status. It can also choose to drop one of the two utility moves for Defog, but its bad matchup againstthis is ineffective in practice, however, as it struggles to beat most Stealth Rock users,comma such as Nihilego, makes the Defogger role better fulfilled by Togekiss's teammates. and it is better off being paired with better hazard removal options. Choice Specs is an option to let Togekiss lure in Pokemon such as Nihilego and Cobalion and KO them with Psyshock and Fire Blast,comma respectively, but it loses out on a lot of defensive utility without Roost, cannotfails to break through defensive Pokemon such as Chansey without extreme Air Slash flinches, luck, and can struggles(add) with its Stealth Rock weakness.


Checks and Counters
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**Electric-types**: Thundurus-T, Raikou, Rotom-W, and Rotom-H resist Air Slash, are immune to Thunder Wave, and take little from Fire Blast, forcing Togekiss out and making its job much harder. However, Thundurus-T, however, doesn't want to switch into Togekiss long term, whileand Rotom-W and Rotom-H can struggle to pressure Togekiss,comma as it can just mitigate Volt Switch damage with Roost.roost off Volt Switch damage.

**Rock-types**: Nihilego counters Togekiss by virtue of its massive Special Defense, faster Speed, and KO potential, though and ability to outspeed and KO it, although it hates being crippled by Thunder Wave. Lycanroc-D outspeeds Togekiss and immediately threatens it with either Stone Edge or Accelerock. Rhyperior, while uncommon, can easily counter Togekiss easily, threatening it with Stealth Rock and the threat of its STAB-moves.period and using it to set up Stealth Rock

**Steel-types**: Jirachi, Excadrill, and Celesteela take little damage from Air Slash and can threaten it back. Excadrill in particular is immune to Thunder Wave. Scizor and Cobalion can offensively pressure Togekiss but can't switch in reliably due to their neutrality to Flying-type moves. All of these Pokemon, however, must be careful to scout for Fire Blast from Togekiss.

**Specially Defensive Walls**: Specially defensive walls such as Chansey and Umbreon can leverage their extreme tankiness and immunity to flinching, respectively, to poison non-Heal Bell Togekiss. When Togekiss is not running Heal Bell, it can struggle to break through specially defensive walls in Chansey and Umbreon. Chansey can easily Toxic Togekiss due to the small damage it takes from even boosted Air Slash, while Umbreon can comfortably Toxic it due to its Flinch immunity from Inner Focus.

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[OVERVIEW]

Togekiss's excellent typing, reliable recovery, and boosting potential make it a solid bulky sweeper that can also defensively check threats like Hydreigon, Salamence, and Conkeldurr, pressure Pokemon like Amoonguss and Zarude, and provide cleric support for its team. Togekiss also reliably answers bulky teams by winning the one-on-one one against common stall members like Chansey, Hippowdon, Skarmory, and Salamence with Nasty Plot + Heal Bell. However, Togekiss is troubled by plenty of faster common offensive Pokemon like Thundurus-T, Nihilego, and Excadrill, (ac) and it often needs heavy support to break through Pokemon like Celesteela and the aforementioned Nihilego. Togekiss is also reliant on its Heavy-Duty BootsHeavy-Boots to check offensive threats like Hurricane Salemence, so it should never take a Knock Off. It also suffers from four-moveslot syndrome, as it must choose between Heal Bell to clear its team's status and break through Chansey reliably, Thunder Wave to cripple checks like Nihilego, and Fire Blast to wipe out Steel-type answers like Excadrill and Celesteela.

[SET]
name: Nasty Plot
move 1: Nasty Plot
move 2: Air Slash
move 3: Heal Bell / Thunder Wave
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Serene Grace
nature: Timid
evs: 248 HP / 8 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

With Nasty Plot + Serene Grace, Togekiss can break through bulky teams by setting up against passive Pokemon like Skarmory and defensive Salamence and flinching down defensive walls like Hippowdon, Primarina, Slowking, and even Chansey. Heal Bell handles status spreaders like Chansey, Hippowdon, and Umbreon for the team. Thunder Wave is also a notable option that heavily cripples many a wide range of offensive Pokemon, such as Nihilego and Cobalion; however, the lack of Heal Bell means Togekiss can struggle to break through defensive walls with Toxic, (ac) such as Hippowdon, Chansey, and Inner Focus Umbreon. Fire Blast is an option that OHKOes or significantly damages Steel-types like Scizor, Celesteela, Excadrill and wears down neutral targets like Thundurus-T, but it fails to cripple checks such as Nihilego or break through defensive Pokemon such as Chansey. (period) Roost increases Togekiss's longevity, (ac) letting it enough to more effectively check offensive threats like Zarude, Hydreigon, (ac) and Zygarde-10%. Maximum Speed investment outpaces Adamant Gyarados and Rotom-W, letting Togekiss recover against Volt Switch when at lower HP levels and potentially break through Rotom-W once boosted, while maximum bulk lets Togekiss better check Salamence and Conkeldurr. Togekiss (added a space) can run 172 Speed EVs with more Special Defense investment to further improve its matchup versus Salamence and Primarina; with this, Togekiss also underspeeds Rotom-W to fully recover from Volt Switch damage, but it struggles to pressure Rotom-W and can be PP stalled out of Heal Bell more easily by Toxic + Pain Split.

Togekiss fits well on bulky offense, balance, and semi-stall teams teams due to its ability to check Pokemon such as Hydreigon and Salamence, to provide cleric support to teammates, and break through opposing bulky teams. Ground-types like Hippowdon, Seismitoad, and Nidoqueen provide an Electric immunity to deal with Thundurus-T, Rotom-W, (ac) and Rotom-H, (ac) as well as and much appreciated Stealth Rock support. Knock Off absorbers like Amoonguss and Cobalion help Togekiss keep its Heavy-Duty Boots, allowing it to come in freely on Stealth Rock while providing an excellent Fighting-type check in Cobalion's case. Amoonguss can also use Stun Spore support to paralyze targets like Cobalion, Nihilego, Keldeo, and Primarina for Togekiss, (ac) while Cobalion can provide Stealth Rock support and counter Nihilego. Slower offensive threats such as Nidoking, Scizor, and Primarina greatly appreciate the wallbreaking opportunities provided by Togekiss's Thunder Wave or Heal Bell-enabled stallbreaking. Semi-stall teammates such as Umbreon and Chansey appreciate Togekiss checking Conkeldurr for them and providing Heal Bell support so they can run superior moves,comma (removing the actual "comma"; be careful when implementing!!) such as Toxic and Stealth Rock,comma (same here) respectively. Calm Mind Slowking appreciates Togekiss's cleric support, as it can pressure Pokemon such as Calm Mind Galarian Slowbro more freely and check Steel-types such as Jirachi and Celesteela for Togekiss.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Choice Scarf Togekiss is a solid role-compression option that outspeeds and beats faster Pokemon like Azelf and Cobalion, cripples defensive walls such as Chansey with Trick, and and still provides providesing other utility options such as Heal Bell, but its Stealth Rock weakness means it must be paired with more reliable forms of entry hazard removal. A full utility set with Heal Bell, Thunder Wave, and Roost trades Togekiss's offensive potential for a more defensive role as a cleric and speed control user. (comma -> period) It can also choose to drop one of the two utility moves for Defog, but its bad matchup against most Stealth Rock users, such as Nihilego, makes the Defogger role better fulfilled by Togekiss's teammates, (period -> comma) and it is better off being paired with better entry hazard removal options. Choice Specs is an option to let Togekiss lure in Pokemon such as Nihilego and Cobalion and KO them with Psyshock and Fire Blast, respectively, but it loses defensive utility without Roost, fails to break through defensive Pokemon such as Chansey without Air Slash flinches, and struggles with its Stealth Rock weakness.


Checks and Counters
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**Electric-types**: Thundurus-T, Raikou, Rotom-W, and Rotom-H resist Air Slash, are immune to Thunder Wave, and take little from Fire Blast, forcing Togekiss out and making its job much harder. However, Thundurus-T doesn't want to switch into Togekiss long-term, (added hyphen) and Rotom-W and Rotom-H can struggle to pressure Togekiss, as it can just mitigate Volt Switch damage with Roost.

**Rock-types**: Nihilego counters Togekiss by virtue of its massive Special Defense, faster Speed, and KO potential, though though it hates being crippled by Thunder Wave. Lycanroc-D outspeeds Togekiss and immediately threatens it with either Stone Edge or Accelerock. Rhyperior, while uncommon, can easily counter Togekiss with Stealth Rock and the threat of its STAB moves. (removed hyphen)

**Steel-types**: Jirachi, Excadrill, and Celesteela take little damage from Air Slash and can threaten it back. Excadrill in particular is immune to Thunder Wave. Scizor and Cobalion can offensively pressure Togekiss but can't switch in reliably due to their neutrality to Flying-type moves. All of these Pokemon, however, must be careful to scout for Fire Blast from Togekiss before switching in.

**Specially Defensive Walls**: Specially defensive walls such as Chansey and Umbreon can leverage their extreme tankiness and immunity to flinching, respectively, to poison non-Heal Bell Togekiss.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Magnum, 540289]]
- Quality checked by: [[Monky25, 515132], [Estarossa, 461329]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Isaiah, 375662], [Sulo, 528036]]
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