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[SET]
name: Defensive Pivot
move 1: U-turn
move 2: Toxic / Crush Claw
move 3: Rest
move 4: Sleep Talk
item: Eviolite
ability: Battle Armor
nature: Careful
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Type: Null's great bulk, which is further bolstered by Eviolite, and access to U-turn make it an incredible pivot able to switch into some of the premier special threats in the tier, like Mr. Rime and Nasty Plot Gourgeist. U-turn allows Type: Null to pivot out of unfavourable matchups, and, thanks to its low Speed, allows a teammate to get in safely. While Toxic allows Type: Null to cripple Pokemon that try to take advantage of it like Crustle, Stunfisk, and Gourgeist, Crush Claw provides Type: Null with a STAB move that makes it considerably less passive and allows it to beat threats it otherwise wouldn't beat, like Roselia and opposing Type: Null. Rest allows it to stay healthy throughout the game and act as a status absorber, while Sleep Talk prevents it from being overly passive when sleeping. It also gives it a better matchup against Roselia.

Answers to Fighting-types, like Vespiquen, Mareanie, and Gourgeist-XL are vital partners, as they can switch into threats like Throh, Falinks, and Hitmontop Type: Null struggles against. Vespiquen also gets rid of entry hazards, which Type: Null greatly appreciates due to its lack of passive recovery, while Mareanie sets Toxic Spikes. In exchange, Type: Null acts as a reliable switchin to Pokemon they're threatened by, like Mr. Rime, Manectric, and Beheeyem. Knock Off absorbers, along with Pokemon that can switch into Trick and Switcheroo, are appreciated since Type: Null needs its item to do its job reliably. Silvally forms make for good options, with Silvally-Bug and Silvally-Psychic standing out due to their ability to switch into Fighting-types like Throh, with the former also acting as an answer to Pawniard. Teammates like Mr. Mime and Raichu holding a Choice item also work, as they can switch into Pokemon with Trick and Switcheroo like Choice Scarf Galarian Mr. Mime and Manectric. Mr. Mime can also cripple Pokemon like Calm Mind Musharna and Cosmic Power Gothitelle Type: Null struggles against with Trick. Strong physical attackers like Swords Dance Mawile and Choice Band Stonjourner can easily overwhelm Type: Null; this makes answers to these, like Palpitoad, Vibrava, and the aforementioned Mareanie excellent partners. They all appreciate Type: Null dealing with special attackers such as Nasty Plot Gourgeist they struggle against, while Vibrava can aid Type: Null in checking Electric-types. Frailer or slower threats appreciate Type: Null bringing them in safely against Pokemon like Mareanie, Klang, and Hitmontop via U-turn. Choice Specs Glaceon, Flame Orb Throh, and Beheeyem are prime examples, with the latter also acting as an answer to Fighting-types.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[gum, 434150]]
- Quality checked by: [[royesk, 474994], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
 
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:sm/type null:
[SET]
name: Defensive Pivot
move 1: U-turn
move 2: Toxic / Crush Claw
move 3: Rest
move 4: Sleep Talk
item: Eviolite
ability: Battle Armor
nature: Careful
evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD

[SET COMMENTS]
Type: Null's great bulk, ability to hold an Eviolite say it has excellent bulk that is further boosted by Eviolite, and access to U-turn make it an incredible pivot able to switch into some of the premier special threats in the tier, like Mr. Rime and Nasty Plot Gourgeist. U-turn allows Type: Null to pivot out of unfavourable matchups, and, thanks to its low Speed, allows a teammate to get in safely. While Toxic allows Type: Null to cripple Pokemon that try to take advantage of it like Crustle, Stunfisk, and Gourgeist, Crush Claw provides Type: Null with a STAB move that makes it considerably less passive and allows it to beat threats it otherwise wouldn't beat, like Mawile not a fan of this, more often than not the threat of knock off/sd/rocky helmet chip makes u not want to stay in. roselia is a better example and opposing Type: Null.

you can add a line about resttalk and how it makes null good at doing what it does and how it lets it act as a reliable status absorber that can beat fat stuff with toxic etc etc

Answers to Fighting-types, like Vespiquen, Mareanie, and Gourgeist-XL are vital partners, as they can switch into threats like Throh, Falinks, and Hitmontop Type: Null struggles against. Vespiquen also gets rid of entry hazards, which Type: Null greatly appreciates due to its lack of passive recovery, while Mareanie sets Toxic Spikes. In exchange, Type: Null acts as a reliable switchin to Pokemon they're threatened by, like Mr. Rime, Raichu i don't like this example, raichu puts too much pressure on null, and Beheeyem. Knock Off absorbers, along with Pokemon that can switch into Trick and Switcheroo, are appreciated since Type: Null needs its item to do its job reliably. Silvally forms make for good options, with Silvally-Bug and Silvally-Psychic standing out due to their ability to switch into Fighting-types like Throh, with the former also acting as an answer to Pawniard. Teammates like Mr. Mime and Raichu holding a Choice item also work, as they can switch into Pokemon with Trick and Switcheroo like Choice Scarf Galarian Mr. Mime and Manectric. Strong physical attackers like Swords Dance Mawile and Choice Band Stonjourner can easily overwhelm Type: Null; this makes answers to these, like Palpitoad, Vibrava, and the aforementioned Mareanie excellent partners. They all appreciate Type: Null dealing with special attackers such as Nasty Plot Gourgeist they struggle against. their hazards go a long way in pressuring silvally formes, and vibrava is also a solid raichu answer Frailer or slower threats appreciate Type: Null bringing them in safely against Pokemon like Mareanie, Klang, and Hitmontop via U-turn. Choice Specs Glaceon, Flame Orb Throh, and Beheeyem are prime examples, with the latter also acting as an answer to Fighting-types. i'd like to see more focus on fast breakers in particular like basculin and raichu, as they can put pressure on silvally formes and klang and really appreciate slow u-turn.

mention stallbreakers like pawniard and trick mr. mime, stored power psychics can often take advantage of null and use it as setup fodder

this is full of good important info that i do not wish to cut out but it is quite long lol. try to condense the last paragraph by merging sentences and cutting down on clarifiers


[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[gum, 434150]]
- Quality checked by: [[royesk, 474994], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
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1/2, excellent work
 

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