Copyediting Torterra (GP 1/2)

[OVERVIEW]

Torterra carves itself a niche in the tier by providing Stealth Rock and acting as a solid check to top metagame threats like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, Tyrantrum, and Metagross thanks to its typing, reliable recovery, and solid bulk. However, although Torterra has a decent Attack stat and access to strong STAB moves, it struggles to make much headway with Flying-types such as Noivern and Mandibuzz, Grass-types like Shaymin and Virizion, and other defensive threats like Bronzong all being extremely common in the tier. Torterra's performance as a Stealth Rock setter is somewhat lackluster at times due to the fact that it's forced out by Mega Blastoise and just flat-out can't do anything to common Defoggers in Mandibuzz and Sigilyph. Though Torterra's defensive typing definitely has its boons, it leaves Torterra with crippling weaknesses to Flying, Fire, and Ice. This along with its mediocre Special Defense means it's absolute food for prominent Pokemon like Ninetales, Noivern, Arcanine, and Mega Abomasnow. Additionally, it cannot switch in on Scald due to the potential of being crippled by a burn, which is a big issue for a Grass-type. Torterra can provide useful role compression to a team, being a sturdy Stealth Rock setter able to check threatening Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Metagross, and Barbaracle.

[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Wood Hammer
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Synthesis
item: Leftovers
ability: Overgrow
nature: Impish
evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

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

Stealth Rock is mandatory on every competitive team, and Torterra is a decent user of the move thanks to its durability. Wood Hammer threatens bulky Water- and Ground-types like Milotic, Seismitoad, and Flygon, and notably it OHKOes Zygarde-10% if boosted by Overgrow, allowing Torterra to effectively check it. Earthquake is Torterra's secondary STAB move and has good coverage alongside Wood Hammer, threatening Steel-types like Registeel and Metagross and Fire-types like Arcanine and Ninetales. Synthesis allows Torterra to continually check Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, and Metagross throughout the match.

Set Details
========

Maximum HP and Defense investment is run to help Torterra check physical threats like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, and Metagross. Overgrow means Wood Hammer hits incredibly hard when Torterra is weakened, in particular allowing it to OHKO Zygarde-10%. Leftovers gives Torterra some passive recovery so it isn't forced to heal up with Synthesis as often.

Usage Tips
========

Stealth Rock should be set up early-game against Pokemon that are forced out by or fail to threaten Torterra such as Metagross, Barbaracle and Zygarde-10% locked into Thousand Arrows in order to chip down Torterra's Flying- and Fire-type checks, namely Noivern, Mandibuzz, and Arcanine. Synthesis should be used semi-regularly against Pokemon that Torterra forces out in matchups where it needs to be healthy enough to check the aforementioned threats. Additionally, Wood Hammer shouldn't be used too liberally, as the recoil will force Torterra to waste Synthesis's already sparse PP. Avoid letting Torterra get hit with status, namely burn and poison, as they will severely hinder it by reducing its longevity, and, in burn's case, significantly hurt its offensive presence.

Team Options
========

Torterra fits best on bulkier offenses and balance teams,which appreciate its ability to check troublesome Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Metagross, and Barbaracle. Bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Mantine are great partners for Torterra, as they help to cover Torterra's Fire and Ice weaknesses. Torterra is worn down heavily by Spikes, so hazard removers like Mega Blastoise, Mandibuzz, and the aforementioned Mantine are very useful assets to Torterra. Steel-types like Registeel and Bronzong appreciate Torterra checking Zygarde-10%, and in turn they check Pokemon like Roserade, Gardevoir, Swellow, and, in Bronzong's case, Mega Abomasnow. Lastly, Torterra invites in Flying-types like Noivern and Mandibuzz, so Pokemon that can take advantage of them like Tyrantrum and Raikou are great teammates.

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

Swords Dance is a decent option if Torterra's team already has a Stealth Rock user. It allows Torterra to act as a decent breaker; (SC) however, (AC) its poor Speed means it is easily forced out by Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Ninetales, and Noivern. 36 Speed EVs can be run on this set in order to outspeed Porygon2, which usually carries Ice Beam.

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

**Grass-type Pokemon**: Torterra's STAB combination is totally walled by Grass-types like Virizion and Shaymin that can comfortably switch in on and take advantage of it.

**Fire-type Pokemon**: Fire-types like Ninetales and Arcanine resist Wood Hammer and threaten Torterra with their super effective STAB moves in return. Both should be wary of Earthquake, however.

**Flying-type Pokemon**: Similarly to Grass-type Pokemon, Torterra is unable to deal any significant damage to Flying-type Pokemon like Noivern and Mandibuzz, both of which can force it out and can even freely remove Stealth Rock if you have opted to set it up.

**Ice-type Pokemon and Ice-type coverage**: Ice-types like Mega Abomasnow and Froslass easily OHKO Torterra with their STAB moves, with the former being able to directly switch in on Torterra. Similarly, Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Raikou, and Feraligatr that run Ice-type coverage can break through Torterra with ease.

**Residual Damage**: Residual damage from Toxic, burn, and entry hazards wears down Torterra rapidly, forcing it to use up more of its already sparse Synthesis PP and putting it in range of attacks it wouldn't be in range of otherwise, leaving it unable to do its job properly.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mellow, 423226]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [Averardo, 409096], [roman, 396169]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
 
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zizalith

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[OVERVIEW]

  • Torterra carves itself a niche in the tier by acting as a solid check to top metagame threats like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, Tyrantrum, and Metagross thanks to its typing, reliable recovery, and solid bulk.
  • Its pretty decent attack stat in conjunction with good STAB moves means it can also be quite threatening offensively. example of mons it beats
  • However, it does struggle with metagame staples such as Bronzong, Mandibuzz, and Grass-types like Shaymin and Virizion. change this to struggles with flyings and grasses, which are extremely common, as well as other mons like zong
  • It can also come off as an underwhelming Stealth Rock setter due to the fact that it's forced out by Mega Blastoise and just flat-out can't do anything to common Defoggers in Noivern and Mandibuzz. noivern isnt a very common defogger, try something like sigilyph or forry
  • Though its defensive typing definitely has its boons, it leaves Torterra with a crippling 4x weakness to Ice. This along with its mediocre Special Defense means it's unable to check Pokemon like Mega Blastoise and Raikou. add onto this by mentioning it cant swithc into scald at all as a grass type which sux
[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Wood Hammer
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Synthesis
item: Leftovers
ability: Overgrow
nature: Impish
evs: 248 HP / 140 Atk / 120 Def

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

  • Stealth Rock is mandatory on every competitive team, and Torterra is a decent user of the move due to its durability.
  • Wood Hammer threatens bulky Water- and Ground-types, and notably it OHKOes Zygarde-10% if in Overgrow, allowing Torterra to effectively check it. add examples of waters/grounds
  • Earthquake is Torterra's secondary STAB move and has good coverage alongside Wood Hammer, threatening Steel-types like Registeel and Metagross, and Fire-types like Arcanine and Ninetales.
  • Synthesis allows Torterra to continually check Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Barbarable, and Metagross throughout the match
Set Details
========

  • The HP and Defense investment in tandem with an Impish nature guarantees Torterra will take a +1 Devastating Drake from Adamant Zygarde-10%. The rest is poured into Attack to make Torterra as threatening as possible.
  • Overgrow means Wood Hammer hits incredibly hard when weakened, in particular it allows Torterra to OHKO Zygarde-10%.
  • Leftovers gives Torterra some passive recovery so it isn't forced to heal up with Synthesis as often.
Usage Tips
========

  • Stealth Rock should be set up early game against Pokemon that are forced out by or fail to threaten Torterra such as Registeel, Metagross, Barbaracle and Zygarde-10% locked into Thousand Arrows. mention its fire/flying type checks dont appreciate rocks dmg
  • Synthesis should be used semi-regularly in order to keep Torterra healthy enough to check aforementioned threats. expand on this, also mention you shouldnt be using wood hammer too much as it forces tort to waste synth pp
  • mention its good matchup vs other sr users which gives it opportunities to set them up
  • Avoid letting Torterra get hit with status, namely burn and Poison, as they will severely hinder Torterra.
Team Options
========

  • Torterra fits best on bulkier offenses and balance teams as they appreciate Torterra's ability to check troublesome Pokemon like Metagross and Barbaracle. mention zydog, its a big part of its viability
  • Bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Mantine are great partners for Torterra as they help to cover Torterra's Fire and Ice weakness. Torterra is worn down heavily by Spikes, so hazard removers like Mega Blastoise, Mandibuzz, and the aforementioned Mantine are very useful assets to Torterra.
  • Steel-types like Registeel and Bronzong appreciate Torterra checking Zygarde-10%, and in turn check Pokemon like Roserade, Gardevoir, Mega Abomasnow, and Swellow.
  • also add rock types, they beat fire/ice types and flyings too. in return tort can beat steels and check grounds for them
  • fires like rocks/grounds/waters dead and can switch into bugs and ice
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • Swords Dance is a decent option if Torterra's team already has a Stealth Rock user. It allows Torterra to act as a decent breaker, however its poor Speed means it is easily forced out by Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Ninetales, and Noivern.
  • If running Swords Dance, you can run 36 Speed EVs to outspeed Porygon2, as they usually carry Ice Beam. merge this into the previous bullet
  • Toxic is another option over Stealth Rock to cripple switchins to Torterra such as Noivern, Virizion, and Mandibuzz.
  • add stone edge, hits fire/ice/flyings on the switch
  • leech seed as an option over synth to chip at its counters (but it sucks kinda)
Checks and Counters
===================

**Grass-type Pokemon**: Torterra's dual STAB is totally walled by Grass-types like Virizion and Shaymin that can comfortably switch in on and take advantage of Torterra.

**Flying-type Pokemon**: Similarly to Grass-type Pokemon, Torterra is unable to deal any significant damage to Flying-type Pokemon like Noivern and Mandibuzz, both of which can force out Torterra and can even freely remove Stealth Rock if you have opted to set it up.

**Ice-type Pokemon and Ice-type coverage**: Ice-types like Mega Abomasnow and Froslass easily OHKO Torterra with their STAB moves, with the former being able to directly switch in on Torterra. Similarly, Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Raikou, and Feraligatr that run Ice-type coverage can break through Torterra with ease.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mellow, 423226]]
- Quality checked by: [[, ], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]

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roman

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[OVERVIEW]

Torterra carves itself a niche in the tier by providing Stealth Rock and acting as a solid check to top metagame threats like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, Tyrantrum, and Metagross thanks to its typing, reliable recovery, and solid bulk. Its pretty decent attack stat in conjunction with good STAB moves means it can also be quite threatening offensively, namely beating Registeel, Milotic, and Seismitoad. However, Torterra does struggle with Flying-types such as Noivern and Mandibuzz, Grass-types like Shaymin and Virizion, and others like Bronzong, all of which are extremely common. Unfortunately, Torterra's performance as a Stealth Rock setter is somewhat lacklustre at times due to the fact that it's forced out by Mega Blastoise and just flat-out can't do anything to common Defoggers in Mandibuzz and Sigilyph. Though Torterra's defensive typing definitely has its boons, it leaves Torterra with a crippling 4x weakness to Ice. This along with its mediocre Special Defense means it's unable to check Pokemon like Mega Blastoise and Raikou. Additionally, it cannot switch in on Scald due to the potential of a crippling burn, which is a big issue as a Grass-type.

* grass / ground isn't particularly overwhelming offensively, on the contrary torterra can't make any headway against a bunch of pokemon (* mandi, noivern, grass types, bronzong, etc) - move 2nd pro sentence down to the cons list and change registeel example to metagross. having only 1 pros sentence might be alarming but torterra is really nothing special - checks a couple big threats and sets rocks, not much else to it
* mention fire types in 1st cons sentence
* ice-types aren't prevalent in ru, add the common types it struggles vs or drop the sentence


[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Wood Hammer
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Synthesis
item: Leftovers
ability: Overgrow
nature: Impish
evs: 248 HP / 140 Atk / 120 Def
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

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

Stealth Rock is mandatory on every competitive team, and Torterra is a decent user of the move due to its durability and good matchup against other Stealth Rock setters. Wood Hammer threatens bulky Water- and Ground-types like Milotic, Seismitoad, and Flygon, and notably it OHKOes Zygarde-10% if in Overgrow, allowing Torterra to effectively check it. Earthquake is Torterra's secondary STAB move and has good coverage alongside Wood Hammer, threatening Steel-types like Registeel and Metagross, and Fire-types like Arcanine and Ninetales. Synthesis allows Torterra to continually check Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, and Metagross throughout the match

* drop the part about it being good vs other rockers, that's not even true (struggles way too much vs defensive steels / necrozma / nidoqueen) and isn't particularly relevant anyway

Set Details
========

The HP and Defense investment in tandem with an Impish nature guarantees Torterra will take a +1 Devastating Drake from Adamant Zygarde-10%. The rest is poured into Attack to make Torterra as threatening as possible. Overgrow means Wood Hammer hits incredibly hard when weakened, in particular it allows Torterra to OHKO Zygarde-10%. Leftovers gives Torterra some passive recovery so it isn't forced to heal up with Synthesis as often.

* update according to new spread

Usage Tips
========

Stealth Rock should be set up early game against Pokemon that are forced out by or fail to threaten Torterra such as Registeel, Metagross, Barbaracle and Zygarde-10% locked into Thousand Arrows in order to chip down its Flying- and Fire-type checks, namely Noivern, Arcanine, and Mandibuzz. Synthesis should be used semi-regularly against Pokemon that are forced out by Torterra in matchups where Torterra needs to be healthy enough to check aforementioned threats. Additionally, Wood Hammer shouldn't be used too liberally as the recoil will force Torterra to waste Synthesis' already sparce PP. Avoid letting Torterra get hit with status, namely burn and Poison, as they will severely hinder Torterra.

* regi avoids 2hko from eq, shouldn't be using it as an example here especially when toxic really cuts into its ability to check threats (and you say to avoid toxic later on)

Team Options
========

Torterra fits best on bulkier offenses and balance teams as they appreciate Torterra's ability to check troublesome Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Metagross, and Barbaracle. Bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Mantine are great partners for Torterra as they help to cover Torterra's Fire and Ice weakness. Torterra is worn down heavily by Spikes, so hazard removers like Mega Blastoise, Mandibuzz, and the aforementioned Mantine are very useful assets to Torterra. Steel-types like Registeel and Bronzong appreciate Torterra checking Zygarde-10%, and in turn check Pokemon like Roserade, Gardevoir, Mega Abomasnow, and Swellow.

* mega aboma eats registeel, drop the example or replace it
* + teammates that take advantage of flying-types


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

Swords Dance is a decent option if Torterra's team already has a Stealth Rock user. It allows Torterra to act as a decent breaker, however its poor Speed means it is easily forced out by Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Ninetales, and Noivern. 36 Speed EVs can be run on this set in order to outspeed Porygon2, as they usually carry Ice Beam. Toxic is another option over Stealth Rock to cripple switchins to Torterra such as Noivern, Virizion, and Mandibuzz. Stone Edge can be used as it catches Flying-types such as Noivern and Mandibuzz and Ice-types such as Mega Abomasnow and Froslass on the switch.

* drop toxic and edge, no one is using torterra if it's not rocks or sd (sd is barely viable). if you want to keep these mentions then you should specifically mention that they're used over stab and not stealth rock and extremely niche (toxic to cripple switches like mandi, edge for stuff like vern etc)

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

**Grass-type Pokemon**: Torterra's dual STAB is totally walled by Grass-types like Virizion and Shaymin that can comfortably switch in on and take advantage of Torterra.

**Flying-type Pokemon**: Similarly to Grass-type Pokemon, Torterra is unable to deal any significant damage to Flying-type Pokemon like Noivern and Mandibuzz, both of which can force out Torterra and can even freely remove Stealth Rock if you have opted to set it up.

**Ice-type Pokemon and Ice-type coverage**: Ice-types like Mega Abomasnow and Froslass easily OHKO Torterra with their STAB moves, with the former being able to directly switch in on Torterra. Similarly, Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Raikou, and Feraligatr that run Ice-type coverage can break through Torterra with ease.

* + fire-types & residual damage, should be ordered as follows

- fire types
- flying types
- ice types
- grass types
- residual damage


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mellow, 423226]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [Averardo, 409096], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
QC 3/3
 

The Dutch Plumberjack

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[OVERVIEW]

Torterra carves itself a niche in the tier by providing Stealth Rock and acting as a solid check to top metagame threats like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, Tyrantrum, and Metagross thanks to its typing, reliable recovery, and solid bulk. However, althought Torterra has a decent Attack stat and access to strong STAB moves, it struggles to make much headway with Flying-types such as Noivern and Mandibuzz, Grass-types like Shaymin and Virizion, and others defensive threats (or w/e) like Bronzong (RC) all being extremely common in the tier. Unfortunately, Torterra's performance as a Stealth Rock setter is somewhat lackluster at times due to the fact that it's forced out by Mega Blastoise and just flat-out can't do anything to common Defoggers in Mandibuzz and Sigilyph. Though Torterra's defensive typing definitely has its boons, it leaves Torterra with crippling weaknesses to Flying, Fire, and Ice. This along with its mediocre Special Defense means it's absolute food for prominent Pokemon like Ninetales, Noivern, Arcanine, and Mega Abomasnow. Additionally, it cannot switch in on Scald due to the potential of being crippled by a burn, which is a big issue as for a Grass-type. (add a final sentence here imo, rn this is 10% niche 90% reasons why not to use it, i.e. the overall takeaway is just "it sucks" in which case i'm left to wonder why it has an analysis, and a final sentence about what it can do / what teams it can fit on would help lots to alleviate this, even if it's just to the effect of "it can't do much but if you must use it do this")

[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Wood Hammer
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Synthesis
item: Leftovers
ability: Overgrow
nature: Impish
evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

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

Stealth Rock is mandatory on every competitive team, and Torterra is a decent user of the move thanks to its durability. Wood Hammer threatens bulky Water- and Ground-types like Milotic, Seismitoad, and Flygon, and notably it OHKOes Zygarde-10% if in boosted by Overgrow, allowing Torterra to effectively check it. Earthquake is Torterra's secondary STAB move and has good coverage alongside Wood Hammer, threatening Steel-types like Registeel and Metagross (RC) and Fire-types like Arcanine and Ninetales. Synthesis allows Torterra to continually check Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, and Metagross throughout the match. (AP)

Set Details
========

Maximum HP and Defense investment is run to help Torterra check physical threats like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, and Metagross. Overgrow means Wood Hammer hits incredibly hard when Torterra is weakened, in particular it allows Torterra allowing it to OHKO Zygarde-10%. Leftovers gives Torterra some passive recovery so it isn't forced to heal up with Synthesis as often.

Usage Tips
========

Stealth Rock should be set up early-game (AH) against Pokemon that are forced out by or fail to threaten Torterra such as Metagross, Barbaracle and Zygarde-10% locked into Thousand Arrows in order to chip down its Torterra's Flying- and Fire-type checks, namely Noivern, Arcanine, and Mandibuzz, and Arcanine. Synthesis should be used semi-regularly against Pokemon that are forced out by Torterra forces out in matchups where Torterra it needs to be healthy enough to check the aforementioned threats. Additionally, Wood Hammer shouldn't be used too liberally, (AC) as the recoil will force Torterra to waste Synthesis's already sparce sparse PP. Avoid letting Torterra get hit with status, namely burn and poison, as they will severely hinder Torterra it. (how?)

Team Options
========

Torterra fits best on bulkier offenses and balance teams, (AC) as they which appreciate Torterra's its ability to check troublesome Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Metagross, and Barbaracle. Bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Mantine are great partners for Torterra, (AC) as they help to cover Torterra's Fire and Ice weaknesses. Torterra is worn down heavily by Spikes, so hazard removers like Mega Blastoise, Mandibuzz, and the aforementioned Mantine are very useful assets to Torterra. Steel-types like Registeel and Bronzong appreciate Torterra checking Zygarde-10%, and in turn they check Pokemon like Roserade, Gardevoir, Swellow, and, in Bronzong's case, Mega Abomasnow in Bronzong's case. Lastly, Torterra invites in Flying-types like Noivern and Mandibuzz, so Pokemon that can take advantage of them like Tyrantrum and Raikou are great teammates.

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

Swords Dance is a decent option if Torterra's team already has a Stealth Rock user. It allows Torterra to act as a decent breaker; (SC) however, (AC) its poor Speed means it is easily forced out by Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Ninetales, and Noivern. 36 Speed EVs can be run on this set in order to outspeed Porygon2, as they which usually carry carries Ice Beam.

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

**Grass-type Pokemon**: Torterra's dual STAB combination is totally walled by Grass-types like Virizion and Shaymin that can comfortably switch in on and take advantage of Torterra it.

**Fire-type Pokemon**: Fire-types like Ninetales and Arcanine resist Wood Hammer and threaten Torterra with their super effective Fire-type STAB moves in return. Both should be wary of Earthquake, however.

**Flying-type Pokemon**: Similarly to Grass-type Pokemon, Torterra is unable to deal any significant damage to Flying-type Pokemon like Noivern and Mandibuzz, both of which can force it out Torterra and can even freely remove Stealth Rock if you have opted to set it up.

**Ice-type Pokemon and Ice-type coverage**: Ice-types like Mega Abomasnow and Froslass easily OHKO Torterra with their STAB moves, with the former being able to directly switch in on Torterra. Similarly, Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Raikou, and Feraligatr that run Ice-type coverage can break through Torterra with ease.

**Residual Damage**: Residual damage from Toxic, burn, and entry hazards wear wears down Torterra rapidly, forcing Torterra it to use up more of its already sparce sparse Synthesis PP and putting it in range of attacks it wouldn't be in range of otherwise, leaving it unable to do its job properly.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Mellow, 423226]]
- Quality checked by: [[zizalith, 410251], [Averardo, 409096], [roman, 396169]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Torterra carves itself a niche in the tier by providing Stealth Rock and acting as a solid check to top metagame threats like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, Tyrantrum, and Metagross thanks to its typing, reliable recovery, and solid bulk. Althought Although Torterra has a decent Attack stat and access to strong STAB moves, it struggles to make much headway with against Flying-types such as Noivern and Mandibuzz, Grass-types like Shaymin and Virizion, and others like Bronzong, all being extremely common in the tier. Unfortunately, Torterra's performance as a Stealth Rock setter is somewhat lackluster at times due to the fact that it's forced out by Mega Blastoise and just flat-out can't do anything to common Defoggers in like Mandibuzz and Sigilyph. Though Torterra's defensive typing definitely has its boons, it leaves Torterra with crippling weaknesses to Flying, Fire, and Ice. This along with its mediocre Special Defense means it's absolute food for prominent Pokemon like Ninetales, Noivern, Arcanine, and Mega Abomasnow. Additionally, it cannot switch in on Scald due to the potential of being crippled by a burn, which is a big issue as a Grass-type.

[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Wood Hammer
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Synthesis
item: Leftovers
ability: Overgrow
nature: Impish
evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

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

Stealth Rock is mandatory on every competitive team, and Torterra is a decent user of the move thanks to its durability. Wood Hammer threatens bulky Water- and Ground-types like Milotic, Seismitoad, and Flygon, and notably it OHKOes Zygarde-10% if in Overgrow, allowing Torterra to effectively check it. Earthquake is Torterra's secondary STAB move and has good coverage alongside Wood Hammer, threatening Steel-types like Registeel and Metagross, and Fire-types like Arcanine and Ninetales. Synthesis allows Torterra to continually check Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, and Metagross throughout the match

Set Details
========

Max HP and Defense investment is run to help Torterra check physical threats like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, and Metagross. Overgrow means Wood Hammer hits incredibly hard when weakened, in particular it allows allowing Torterra to OHKO Zygarde-10%. Leftovers gives Torterra some passive recovery so it isn't forced to heal up with Synthesis as often.

Usage Tips
========

Stealth Rock should be set up early game against Pokemon that are forced out by or fail to threaten Torterra such as Metagross, Barbaracle and Zygarde-10% locked into Thousand Arrows in order to chip down its Flying- and Fire-type checks, namely Noivern, Arcanine, and Mandibuzz. Synthesis should be used semi-regularly against Pokemon that are forced out by Torterra in matchups where Torterra needs to be healthy enough to check aforementioned threats. Additionally, Wood Hammer shouldn't be used too liberally, (AC) as the recoil will force Torterra to waste Synthesis' Synthesis's already sparce PP. Avoid letting Torterra get hit with status, namely burn and Ppoison, as they will severely hinder Torterra.

Team Options
========

Torterra fits best on bulkier offensivees and balance teams, (AC) as they appreciate Torterra's ability to check troublesome Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Metagross, and Barbaracle. Bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Mantine are great partners for Torterra, (AC) as they help to cover Torterra's Fire and Ice weakness. Torterra is worn down heavily by Spikes, so hazard removers like Mega Blastoise, Mandibuzz, and the aforementioned Mantine are very useful assets to Torterra. Steel-types like Registeel and Bronzong appreciate Torterra checking Zygarde-10%, and in turn check Pokemon like Roserade, Gardevoir, Swellow, and Mega Abomasnow in Bronzong's case. Torterra invites in Flying-types like Noivern and Mandibuzz, so Pokemon that can take advantage of them like Tyrantrum and Raikou are great teammates.

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

Swords Dance is a decent option if Torterra's team already has a Stealth Rock user. It allows Torterra to act as a decent breaker; (add semicolon) , (RC) however, (AC) its poor Speed means it is easily forced out by Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Ninetales, and Noivern. 36 Speed EVs can be run on this set in order to outspeed Porygon2, as they which usually carry carries Ice Beam.

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

**Grass-type Pokemon**: Torterra's dual STAB is totally walled by Grass-types like Virizion and Shaymin that can comfortably switch in on and take advantage of Torterra.

**Fire-type Pokemon**: Fire-types like Ninetales and Arcanine resist Wood Hammer and threaten Torterra with their super effective Fire-type STAB moves in return. Both should be wary of Earthquake, however.

**Flying-type Pokemon**: Similarly to Grass-type Pokemon, Torterra is unable to deal any significant damage to Flying-type Pokemon like Noivern and Mandibuzz, both of which can force out Torterra and can even freely remove Stealth Rock if you have opted to set it up.

**Ice-type Pokemon and Ice-type coverage**: Ice-types like Mega Abomasnow and Froslass easily OHKO Torterra with their STAB moves, with the former being able to directly switch in on Torterra. Similarly, Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Raikou, and Feraligatr that run Ice-type coverage can break through Torterra with ease.

**Residual Damage**: Residual damage from Toxic, burn, and hazards wear down Torterra rapidly, forcing Torterra to use up more of its already sparce Synthesis PP and putting it in range of attacks it wouldn't be in range of otherwise, leaving it unable to do its job properly.

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[OVERVIEW]

Torterra carves itself a niche in the tier by providing Stealth Rock support and acting as a solid check to top metagame threats like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, Tyrantrum, and Metagross thanks to its typing, reliable recovery, and solid bulk. However, although Torterra has a decent Attack stat and access to strong STAB moves, it struggles to make much headway with Flying-types such as Noivern and Mandibuzz, Grass-types like Shaymin and Virizion, and other defensive threats like Bronzong all being extremely common in the tier. Torterra's performance as a Stealth Rock setter is somewhat lackluster at times due to the fact that it's forced out by Mega Blastoise and just flat-out can't do anything to common Defoggers in Mandibuzz and Sigilyph. Though Torterra's defensive typing definitely has its boons, it leaves Torterra with crippling weaknesses to Flying, Fire, and Ice. This along with its mediocre Special Defense means it's absolute food for prominent Pokemon like Ninetales, Noivern, Arcanine, and Mega Abomasnow. Additionally, it cannot switch in on into Scald due to the potential of being crippled by a burn, which is a big issue for a Grass-type. Nonetheless,(AC) (This helps reestablish flow; otherwise this sounds like a beginning sentence out of place) Torterra can provide useful role compression to a team, being a sturdy Stealth Rock setter able to check threatening Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Metagross, and Barbaracle.

[SET]
name: Defensive
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Wood Hammer
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Synthesis
item: Leftovers
ability: Overgrow
nature: Impish
evs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD

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

Stealth Rock is mandatory on every competitive team, and Torterra is a decent user of the move thanks to its durability. Wood Hammer threatens bulky Water- and Ground-types like Milotic, Seismitoad, and Flygon,(RC) and notably it OHKOes Zygarde-10% if boosted by Overgrow, allowing Torterra to effectively check it. Earthquake is Torterra's secondary STAB move and has good coverage alongside Wood Hammer, threatening Steel-types like Registeel and Metagross and Fire-types like Arcanine and Ninetales. Synthesis allows Torterra to continually check Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, and Metagross throughout the match.

Set Details
========

Maximum HP and Defense investment is run to help Torterra check physical threats like Zygarde-10%, Barbaracle, and Metagross. Overgrow means Wood Hammer hits incredibly hard when Torterra is weakened, in particular allowing it to OHKO Zygarde-10%. Leftovers gives Torterra some passive recovery so it isn't forced to heal up with Synthesis as often.

Usage Tips
========

Stealth Rock should be set up early-game against Pokemon that are forced out by or fail to threaten Torterra such as Metagross, Barbaracle,(AC) and Zygarde-10% locked into Thousand Arrows in order to chip down Torterra's Flying- and Fire-type checks, namely Noivern, Mandibuzz, and Arcanine. Synthesis should be used semi-regularly against Pokemon that Torterra forces out in matchups where it needs to be healthy enough to check the aforementioned threats. Additionally, Wood Hammer shouldn't be used too liberally, as the recoil will force Torterra to waste Synthesis's already sparse PP. Avoid letting Torterra get hit with status, namely burn and poison, as they will severely hinder it by reducing its longevity,(RC) and, in burn's case, significantly hurt its offensive presence.

Team Options
========

Torterra fits best on bulkier offenses offense and balance teams,which teams that appreciate its ability to check troublesome Pokemon like Zygarde-10%, Metagross, and Barbaracle. Bulky Water-types such as Milotic and Mantine are great partners for Torterra, as they help to cover Torterra's Fire and Ice weaknesses. Torterra is worn down heavily by Spikes, so entry hazard removers like Mega Blastoise, Mandibuzz, and the aforementioned Mantine are very useful assets to Torterra. Steel-types like Registeel and Bronzong appreciate Torterra checking Zygarde-10%, and in turn,(AC) they check Pokemon like Roserade, Gardevoir, Swellow, and, in Bronzong's case, Mega Abomasnow. Lastly, Torterra invites in Flying-types like Noivern and Mandibuzz, so Pokemon that can take advantage of them like Tyrantrum and Raikou are great teammates.

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

Swords Dance is a decent option if Torterra's team already has a Stealth Rock user. It allows Torterra to act as a decent breaker; (SC) however, (AC) (keep all the punctuation, but remove the comments) its poor Speed means it is easily forced out by Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Ninetales, and Noivern. 36 Speed EVs can be run on this set in order to outspeed Porygon2, which usually carries Ice Beam.

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

**Grass-type Pokemon**: Torterra's STAB combination is totally walled by Grass-types like Virizion and Shaymin that can comfortably switch in on into and take advantage of it.

**Fire-type Pokemon**: Fire-types like Ninetales and Arcanine resist Wood Hammer and threaten Torterra with their super effective STAB moves in return. Both should be wary of Earthquake, however.

**Flying-type Pokemon**: Similarly to Grass-type Pokemon, Torterra is unable to deal any significant damage to Flying-type Pokemon like Noivern and Mandibuzz, both of which can force it out and can even freely remove Stealth Rock if you have opted to set it up. (I doubt they will try to remove Stealth Rock if it hasn't been set up yet)

**Ice-type Pokemon and Ice-type Coverage**: Ice-types like Mega Abomasnow and Froslass easily OHKO Torterra with their STAB moves, with the former being able to directly switch in on into Torterra. Similarly, Pokemon like Mega Blastoise, Raikou, and Feraligatr that run Ice-type coverage can break through Torterra with ease.

**Residual Damage**: Residual damage from Toxic, burn, and entry hazards wears down Torterra rapidly, forcing it to use up more of its already sparse Synthesis PP and putting it in range of attacks it wouldn't be in range of otherwise, leaving it unable to do its job properly.

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