ZU Trapper Kangaskhan [GP 0/1]

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[SET]
name: Trapper
move 1: Whirlpool
move 2: Seismic Toss
move 3: Rest
move 4: Toxic
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Early Bird
nature: Careful
EVs: 252 HP / 200 SpD / 56 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This set aims to lure in counters to Kangaskhan's offensive sets such as Tangela, Rhydon, and Miltank and trap them with Whirlpool. Seismic Toss in conjunction with the residual damage from Whirlpool and Toxic dishes out enough damage to remove these physical walls. Rest is a decent recovery move when paired with Early Bird, letting Kangaskhan recover damage taken from attackers like Alcremie and Rhydon while removing status such as Altaria and Articuno's Toxic. The given EV spread allows Kangaskhan to outspeed Modest Alcremie and Timid Exeggutor while maximizing its special bulk. Heavy-Duty Boots is the preferred item, since it allows Kangaskhan to bluff its offensive sets.

This set should absolutely be run in conjunction with other physical attackers for two main reasons. First, physical wallbreakers like Swords Dance Silvally formes, Galarian Rapidash, and Thwackey love Kangaskhan luring in physical walls like Tangela, Rhydon, and Altaria and removing them. Second, regular Kangaskhan sets are also paired with these type of attackers in physical spam teams, and this can bait the opponent into thinking it is not the Trapper set. VoltTurn cores with the likes of Alolan Persian, Uxie, and Rotom that can bring Kangaskhan safely without revealing its EV spread by taking a hit make for great options to keep the surprise effect.

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

Body Slam is considerably weaker than Double-Edge, but Kangaskhan can use it instead for the paralysis chance and lack of recoil. Choice Band offers more immediate power and coverage, although the lack of reliable priority limits this set's potential. Substitute is an option to takes advantage of the switches Kangaskhan forces, and Power-Up Punch is another option for Kangaskhan to become a situational setup sweeper.

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

**Physical Walls**: Poliwrath, Tangela, and Alolan Persian are able to take hits from Kangaskhan and threaten back with Fighting-type coverage, status, or pivoting. Tanks like Rhydon and Gurdurr also pose a threat to Kangaskhan. However, those that can't directly remove Kangaskhan or pivot out such as Miltank, Altaria, and Tangela have to be warry of Whirlpool sets.

**Residual Damage**: Kangaskhan's Fake Out is often punished by Rocky Helmet users like Miltank and Qwilfish as well as Flame Body and Static users like Coalossal, Rapidash, and Stunfisk, even though they cannot afford to switch into Earthquake. Furthermore, Kangaskhan's entry hazard vulnerability and induced recoil from Double-Edge causes it to lose valuable chunks of HP and limits its turns on the field.

**Revenge Killers**: Faster attackers, especially ones able to take a Sucker Punch like Gourgeist-S, Silvally-Dark, and Choice Scarf Sawk are able to force out Kangaskhan. If Kangaskhan has an Adamant nature, more attackers like Rotom-S and Cramorant may also outspeed and deal with it.

**Wallbreakers**: Kangaskhan's trapper set is quite passive, relying on Rest to heal and not dealing much damage, thus powerful wallbreakers like Sawk, Galarian Rapidash, and Crustle can take advantage of it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074], [Tuthur, 369076]]
- Quality checked by: [[kay, 240237], [Tuthur, 369076], [Jett, 226429], [Corthius, 484079]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429], [UT, 523866]]
 
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[SET]
name: Trapper
move 1: Whirlpool
move 2: Seismic Toss
move 3: Rest
move 4: Toxic
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Early Bird
nature: Careful
EVs: 252 HP / 200 SpD / 56 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This set aims to lure in counters to Kangaskhan's offensive sets such as Tangela, Rhydon, and Miltank, and trap them with Whirlpool. Seismic Toss in conjunction with the residual damage from Whirlpool and Toxic dishes out enough damage to remove these physical walls. Rest is a decent recovery move when paired with Early Bird, letting Kangaskhan recover damage taken from attackers like Alcremie and Rhydon, while removing status such as Altaria's and Articuno's Toxic. The given EV spread allows Kangaskhan to outspeed Modest Alcremie and Timid Exeggutor while maximizing its special bulk. Heavy-Duty Boots are the preferred item, since they allow to bait Kangaskhan using its standard offensive sets.

This set should absolutely be run in conjunction with other physical attackers for two main reasons. First, physical breakers like Swords Dance Silvally formes, Galarian Rapidash, and Thwackey love Kangaskhan luring in physical walls like Tangela, Rhydon, and Altaria and removing them. Second, regular sets of Kangaskhan are also paired with these type of attackers in physical spam teams and this can bait the opponent into thinking it is not the Trapper set. VoltTurn cores with the likes of Alolan Persian, Uxie, and Rotom that can bring Kangaskhan safely without revealing its EV spread by taking a hit make for great options to keep the surprise effect.

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

Body Slam is considerably weaker than Double-Edge, but Kangaskhan can use it instead for the paralysis chance and lack of recoil. Choice Band offers more immediate power and coverage, although the lack of reliable priority limits this set's potential. Substitute is an option to takes advantage of the switches Kangaskhan forces, and Power-Up Punch is another option for Kangaskhan to become a situational setup sweeper.

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

**Physical Walls**: Poliwrath, Tangela, and Alolan Persian are able to take hits from Kangaskhan and threaten back with Fighting-type coverage, status, or pivoting. Tanks like Rhydon and Gurdurr also pose a threat to Kangaskhan. However, those that can't directly remove Kangaskhan or pivot out such as Miltank, Altaria, and Tangela have to be warry of Whirlpool sets.

**Residual Damage**: Kangaskhan's Fake Out is often punished by Rocky Helmet users like Miltank and Qwilfish. Furthermore, Kangaskhan's entry hazard vulnerability and induced recoil from Double-Edge causes it to lose valuable chunks of HP and limits its turns on the field. (idk if stuff like flame body would also be classified here, since it has to be careful of using fake out on those mons despite those mons fearing kang's eq)

**Revenge Killers**: Faster attackers, especially ones able to take a Sucker Punch like Gourgeist-S, Silvally-Dark, and Choice Scarf Sawk are able to force out Kangaskhan. If Kangaskhan has an Adamant nature, more attackers like Rotom-S and Cramorant may also outspeed and deal with it.

**Wallbreakers**: Kangaskhan's trapper set is quite passive, relying on Rest to heal and not dealing much damage, thus powerful wallbreakers like Sawk, Galarian Rapidash, and Crustle can take advantage of it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074], [Tuthur, 369076]]
- Quality checked by: [[kay, 240237], [Tuthur, 369076], [Jett, 226429], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429], [, ]]

good stuff, didn't rly have much to say
 

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[SET]
name: Trapper
move 1: Whirlpool
move 2: Seismic Toss
move 3: Rest
move 4: Toxic
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Early Bird
nature: Careful
EVs: 252 HP / 200 SpD / 56 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This set aims to lure in counters to Kangaskhan's offensive sets such as Tangela, Rhydon, and Miltank, and trap them with Whirlpool. Seismic Toss in conjunction with the residual damage from Whirlpool and Toxic dishes out enough damage to remove these physical walls. Rest is a decent recovery move when paired with Early Bird, letting Kangaskhan recover damage taken from attackers like Alcremie and Rhydon, while removing status such as Altaria's and Articuno's Toxic. The given EV spread allows Kangaskhan to outspeed Modest Alcremie and Timid Exeggutor while maximizing its special bulk. Heavy-Duty Boots are the preferred item, since they allow to bait Kangaskhan using its standard offensive sets.

This set should absolutely be run in conjunction with other physical attackers for two main reasons. First, physical breakers like Swords Dance Silvally formes, Galarian Rapidash, and Thwackey love Kangaskhan luring in physical walls like Tangela, Rhydon, and Altaria and removing them. Second, regular sets of Kangaskhan are also paired with these type of attackers in physical spam teams and this can bait the opponent into thinking it is not the Trapper set. VoltTurn cores with the likes of Alolan Persian, Uxie, and Rotom that can bring Kangaskhan safely without revealing its EV spread by taking a hit make for great options to keep the surprise effect.

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

Body Slam is considerably weaker than Double-Edge, but Kangaskhan can use it instead for the paralysis chance and lack of recoil. Choice Band offers more immediate power and coverage, although the lack of reliable priority limits this set's potential. Substitute is an option to takes advantage of the switches Kangaskhan forces, and Power-Up Punch is another option for Kangaskhan to become a situational setup sweeper.

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

**Physical Walls**: Poliwrath, Tangela, and Alolan Persian are able to take hits from Kangaskhan and threaten back with Fighting-type coverage, status, or pivoting. Tanks like Rhydon and Gurdurr also pose a threat to Kangaskhan. However, those that can't directly remove Kangaskhan or pivot out such as Miltank, Altaria, and Tangela have to be warry of Whirlpool sets.

**Residual Damage**: Kangaskhan's Fake Out is often punished by Rocky Helmet users like Miltank and Qwilfish as well as Flame Body and Static users like Coalossal, Rapidash, and Stunfisk, even though they cannot afford to switch into Earthquake. Furthermore, Kangaskhan's entry hazard vulnerability and induced recoil from Double-Edge causes it to lose valuable chunks of HP and limits its turns on the field.

**Revenge Killers**: Faster attackers, especially ones able to take a Sucker Punch like Gourgeist-S, Silvally-Dark, and Choice Scarf Sawk are able to force out Kangaskhan. If Kangaskhan has an Adamant nature, more attackers like Rotom-S and Cramorant may also outspeed and deal with it.

**Wallbreakers**: Kangaskhan's trapper set is quite passive, relying on Rest to heal and not dealing much damage, thus powerful wallbreakers like Sawk, Galarian Rapidash, and Crustle can take advantage of it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074], [Tuthur, 369076]]
- Quality checked by: [[kay, 240237], [Tuthur, 369076], [Jett, 226429], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429], [, ]]
Really good!
 

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[SET]
name: Trapper
move 1: Whirlpool
move 2: Seismic Toss
move 3: Rest
move 4: Toxic
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Early Bird
nature: Careful
EVs: 252 HP / 200 SpD / 56 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
This set aims to lure in counters to Kangaskhan's offensive sets such as Tangela, Rhydon, and Miltank, (comma) and trap them with Whirlpool. Seismic Toss in conjunction with the residual damage from Whirlpool and Toxic dishes out enough damage to remove these physical walls. Rest is a decent recovery move when paired with Early Bird, letting Kangaskhan recover damage taken from attackers like Alcremie and Rhydon, (comma) while removing status such as Altaria's and Articuno's Toxic. The given EV spread allows Kangaskhan to outspeed Modest Alcremie and Timid Exeggutor while maximizing its special bulk. Heavy-Duty Boots are is the preferred item, since they allow to bait Kangaskhan using its standard offensive sets. it allows Kangaskhan to bluff its offensive sets.

This set should absolutely be run in conjunction with other physical attackers for two main reasons. First, physical wallbreakers like Swords Dance Silvally formes, Galarian Rapidash, and Thwackey love Kangaskhan luring in physical walls like Tangela, Rhydon, and Altaria and removing them. Second, regular sets of Kangaskhan Kangaskhan sets are also paired with these type of attackers in physical spam teams, (comma) and this can bait the opponent into thinking it is not the Trapper set. VoltTurn cores with the likes of Alolan Persian, Uxie, and Rotom that can bring Kangaskhan safely without revealing its EV spread by taking a hit make for great options to keep the surprise effect.

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

Body Slam is considerably weaker than Double-Edge, but Kangaskhan can use it instead for the paralysis chance and lack of recoil. Choice Band offers more immediate power and coverage, although the lack of reliable priority limits this set's potential. Substitute is an option to takes advantage of the switches Kangaskhan forces, and Power-Up Punch is another option for Kangaskhan to become a situational setup sweeper.

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

**Physical Walls**: Poliwrath, Tangela, and Alolan Persian are able to take hits from Kangaskhan and threaten back with Fighting-type coverage, status, or pivoting. Tanks like Rhydon and Gurdurr also pose a threat to Kangaskhan. However, those that can't directly remove Kangaskhan or pivot out such as Miltank, Altaria, and Tangela have to be warry of Whirlpool sets.

**Residual Damage**: Kangaskhan's Fake Out is often punished by Rocky Helmet users like Miltank and Qwilfish as well as Flame Body and Static users like Coalossal, Rapidash, and Stunfisk, even though they cannot afford to switch into Earthquake. Furthermore, Kangaskhan's entry hazard vulnerability and induced recoil from Double-Edge causes it to lose valuable chunks of HP and limits its turns on the field.

**Revenge Killers**: Faster attackers, especially ones able to take a Sucker Punch like Gourgeist-S, Silvally-Dark, and Choice Scarf Sawk are able to force out Kangaskhan. If Kangaskhan has an Adamant nature, more attackers like Rotom-S and Cramorant may also outspeed and deal with it.

**Wallbreakers**: Kangaskhan's trapper set is quite passive, relying on Rest to heal and not dealing much damage, thus powerful wallbreakers like Sawk, Galarian Rapidash, and Crustle can take advantage of it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[S1nn0hC0nfirm3d, 231074], [Tuthur, 369076]]
- Quality checked by: [[kay, 240237], [Tuthur, 369076], [Jett, 226429], [Corthius, 484079]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429], [UT, 523866]]

GP 1/1! (this is being merged with an existing analysis, right? Is why Finland is already here?)



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