RU Toxicroak

Toxicroak @ Life Orb
Ability: Dry Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Gunk Shot
- Drain Punch / Low Kick
- Sucker Punch

To Toxicroak, Water-type attacks only soothe its Dry Skin! Toxicroak's Water immunity enables it to switch into and set up on bulky Water-types such as Millotic, granting it a unique niche. The sinister combination of Fighting and Poison STAB moves hits many important targets super effectively, such as Togekiss, Umbreon, and Registeel. Drain Punch is generally the preferred option to help alleviate Life Orb Recoil, but Low Kick absolutely wrecks bulky Pokemon such as Steelix and Rhyperior. Sucker Punch lets Toxicroak bypass its mediocre Speed to snipe faster Pokemon that would otherwise knock it out, such as Sigilyph and weakened Flygon. Since Toxicroak struggles heavily against Crobat, teammates that can absorb Flying-type attacks well are greatly appreciated. Steelix and Rhyperior have immense physical bulk and can switch into Crobat easily and proceed to set up Stealth Rock. Knock Off users such as Escavalier and Golisopod are also helpful, as they can remove Crobat's Heavy-Duty Boots, which then allows Stealth Rock to chip it into Sucker Punch range.

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Toxicroak @ Life Orb
Ability: Dry Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Gunk Shot
- Drain Punch / Low Kick
- Sucker Punch

Toxicroak goes Trick-or-treating in SS RU! (This first sentence tells me nothing useful about Toxicroak, it does not even help paint a picture of it being good)(The big thing about Toxicroak is Dry Skin, taking advantage of Water-types like Milotic and Golisopod is a real valuable niche)The sinister combination of Fighting and Poison STAB hits many important targets super effectively, such as Togekiss, Umbreon, and Registeel. This in conjunction with Swords Dance makes Toxicroak a nightmare for slower paced teams to face. (I don't think this is really true, at least compared to the other fighters. You can actually wall Toxicroak with one of the best Pokemon in the tier, Crobat. Pangoro and Heracross are better at thrashing really defensive teams.)Sucker Punch lets Toxicroak bypass its mediocre Speed to snipe faster Pokemon that would otherwise knock it out, such as Starmie Sigilyph(Starmie is usually not running Psychic attacks in RU.)and weakened Flygon. (Distinguish Drain Punch and Low Kick. The former helps offset Life Orb recoil, while Low Kick owns bulky Pokemon that can take Drain Punch like Steelix and Rhyperior.)Toxicroak appreciates entry hazard support from teammates such as Klefki and Aerodactyl, as it helps chip faster threats like Celebi into Sucker Punch range. Shell Smash Cloyster is a good offensive partner to Toxicroak, as it can take advantage of the faster physical threats that annoy Toxicroak, such as Flygon and Crobat. In return, Toxicroak's ability to recover HP with Drain Punch and immunity to Toxic means it can easily set up on and destroy Registeel, a Pokemon that gives Cloyster trouble. (Overall when talking about teammates I think this can be all replaced and done better. Cloyster isn't very common or relevant(and might be awkward to use with croak), Celebi is OHKOd by +2 Sucker Punch even without entry hazards. A big thing with Toxicroak is being walled by Crobat so two things that're good to have with it are sturdy Flying resists and Knock Off. Steelix and Rhyperior can set Stealth Rock and check Crobat and appreciate croak checking waters. Golisopod removes Crobat's Heavy-Duty Boots leaving it vulnerable to Stealth Rock. If you've the space you could also mention pivot move (Uturn/Volt Switch/Flip Turn) users bringing Toxicroak in safely.)

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Knock Off users such as Incineroar and Golisopod are also helpful, as they can remove Crobat's Heavy-Duty Boots, which then allows Stealth Rock to chip it into Sucker Punch range.
u can replace Incin for like Escavalier, crobat doesn't rlly want to switch into Incineroar.

This seems alright qc 1/1
 

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Toxicroak @ Life Orb
Ability: Dry Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Gunk Shot
- Drain Punch / Low Kick
- Sucker Punch

To Toxicroak, Water-type attacks only soothe its Dry Skin! Toxicroak's Water immunity enables it to switch into and set up on bulky Water-types such as Millotic, granting it a unique niche. The sinister combination of Fighting and Poison STAB moves hits many important targets super effectively, such as Togekiss, Umbreon, and Registeel. Drain Punch is generally the preferred option to help alleviate Life Orb recoil, but Low Kick absolutely wrecks bulky Pokemon such as Steelix and Rhyperior, which tend to be heavy. Sucker Punch lets Toxicroak bypass its mediocre Speed to snipe faster Pokemon that would otherwise knock it out, such as Sigilyph and weakened Flygon. Since Toxicroak struggles heavily against Crobat, teammates that can absorb Flying-type attacks well, (comma) are greatly appreciated. Steelix and Rhyperior have immense physical bulk and can switch into Crobat easily and proceed to set up Stealth Rock. Knock Off users such as Escavalier and Golisopod are also helpful, as they can remove Crobat's Heavy-Duty Boots, which then allows Stealth Rock to chip it into Sucker Punch range.

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add remove conjecture
Toxicroak @ Life Orb
Ability: Dry Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Gunk Shot
- Drain Punch / Low Kick
- Sucker Punch

To Toxicroak, Water-type attacks only soothe its Dry Skin! Toxicroak's Water immunity enables it to switch into and set up on bulky Water-types such as Millotic, granting it a unique niche. The sinister combination of Fighting and Poison STAB moves hits many important targets super effectively, such as Togekiss, Umbreon, and Registeel. Drain Punch is generally the preferred option to help alleviate Life Orb recoil, but Low Kick absolutely wrecks bulky Pokemon such as Steelix and Rhyperior, which tend to be heavy. Sucker Punch lets Toxicroak bypass its mediocre Speed to snipe faster Pokemon that would otherwise knock it out, such as Sigilyph and weakened Flygon. Since Toxicroak struggles heavily against Crobat, teammates that can absorb Flying-type attacks well, (comma) are greatly appreciated. Steelix and Rhyperior have immense physical bulk and can switch into Crobat easily and proceed to set up Stealth Rock. Knock Off users such as Escavalier and Golisopod are also helpful, as they can remove Crobat's Heavy-Duty Boots, which then allows Stealth Rock to chip it into Sucker Punch range.

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