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[OVERVIEW]

Vanilluxe has a solid offensive Ice typing backed by well-rounded stats, but it suffers from four-moveslot syndrome. It faces competition as an Ice-type late-game sweeper from Regice due to its superior bulk and movepool, but it has a stronger Ice-type STAB attack, has access to Freeze-Dry, and is faster, notably being able to outspeed most Choice Scarf users after an Autotomize boost, and with a Weak Armor boost it can allow it to outspeed the entire boosted metagame. Its poor defensive typing, however, makes it hard for Vanilluxe to find time to set up. It also gets worn down easily due to a lack of recovery, a weakness to Stealth Rock, and Life Orb recoil.

[SET]
name: Autotomize
move 1: Autotomize
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Freeze-Dry
move 4: Hidden Power Ground
item: Life Orb
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

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

Autotomize doubles Vanilluxe's Speed, turning it into a very potent late-game sweeper. Ice Beam is Vanilluxe's primary STAB attack, hitting Ground- and Grass-types such as Torterra and Jumpluff for super effective damage. Freeze-Dry, though it is weaker than Ice Beam, provides coverage against Water-types such as Poliwrath and Simipour. Hidden Power Ground allows Vanilluxe to hit Steel- and Fire-types such as Pawniard and Rapidash, which resist both Ice Beam and Freeze-Dry. Alternatively, Flash Cannon allows Vanilluxe to hit other Ice-types, especially Piloswine, which would otherwise give it problems.

Set Details
========

252 Special Attack EVs with a Modest nature maximize Vanilluxe's Special Attack stat, allowing it do deal the most damage it can. 252 Speed EVs allow Vanilluxe to outspeed the entire unboosted metagame after an Autotomize boost. The rest of the EVs go into Defense rather than HP to lower entry hazard damage. Life Orb is the preferred item to boost the power of Vanilluxe's attacks at the cost of some of its health. Weak Armor boosts Vanilluxe's Speed when it is hit by a physical attack, which can help it outspeed and KO an otherwise faster foe; however, it lowers its Defense.

Usage Tips
========

Vanilluxe is best used mid- and late-game when its checks and counters have been KOed or are weak enough for it to take out on its own. Due to its bad defensive typing, Vanilluxe is best brought in after a teammate has fainted or from a slow Volt Switch, U-turn, or Baton Pass from Pokemon such as Probopass. Set up Autotomize on Pokemon Vanilluxe can force out, such as Tangela and Pelipper. Vanilluxe should try to avoid switching in with Stealth Rock on the field, as it is already easily worn down due to Life Orb recoil.

Team Options
========

Entry hazard support from Pokemon such as Probopass, Golem, and Roselia helps Vanilluxe by weakening possible checks. Wallbreakers such as Ursaring and mixed Simipour can wear down the opponent's team, making it easier for Vanilluxe to sweep. The latter can lure in special walls such as Lickilicky and Grumpig and KO them with Low Kick and Knock Off, respectively. Water- and Ground-types such as Poliwrath, Floatzel, and Stunfisk can handle Fire- and Rock-types for Vanilluxe, while Psychic-types such as Grumpig and Kadabra can handle Fighting-types. Fire- and Steel-types such as Rapidash and Probopass can defeat Ice-types for Vanilluxe if it lacks Flash Cannon, making them good partners. Memento support from Pokemon such as Jumpluff lets Vanilluxe come in and set up Autotomize more easily. Healing Wish support from Mr. Mime and Clefairy gives Vanilluxe a second chance at sweeping. Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Armaldo, Vibrava, and Pelipper is greatly appreciated by Vanilluxe, as it is worn down by all forms of entry hazards, especially Stealth Rock.

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

Toxic can wear down common switch-ins to Vanilluxe such as Lickilicky and Regice. Frost Breath can deal with Calm Mind users, as it always results in a critical hit, but it comes with lower accuracy. Choice Scarf can turn Vanilluxe into a solid revenge killer thanks to its coverage. Signal Beam can be used to nail Grumpig for super effective damage, which can switch in on Ice Beam or Freeze-Dry with relative ease due to Thick Fat. An all-out attacking set with Ice Beam / Freeze-Dry / Hidden Power Ground / Flash Cannon can be used, as Vanilluxe is a solid special attacker.

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

**Special Walls**: Dedicated special walls such as Lickilicky and Grumpig can take any of Vanilluxe's attacks with relative ease and can either heal off the damage or cripple it with status.

**Super Effective Coverage**: Due to Vanilluxe's terrible defensive typing, it can easily be hit for super effective damage by Pokemon such as Ninetales and Machoke and by coverage moves from Pokemon such as Zebstrika.

**Piloswine**: Piloswine can shrug off any of Vanilluxe's attacks and can either set up Stealth Rock as Vanilluxe switches out or 2HKO it with Earthquake, but Piloswine must be cautious if Vanilluxe runs Flash Cannon.

**Choice Scarf Raichu**: While it can't directly switch in on Vanilluxe in fear of being hit by any of its attacks, Choice Scarf Raichu can outspeed a +2 Vanilluxe and OHKO it with Focus Blast after some prior damage.

**Residual Damage**: Stealth Rock takes 25% of Vanilluxe's health every time it switches in, and this combined with Life Orb recoil leavess Vanilluxe easily picked off by priority attacks such as Pawniard's and Mightyena's Sucker Punch, Poliwrath's Vacuum Wave, and Carracosta's and Basculin's Aqua Jet. On top of that, being poisoned or burned will wear down Vanilluxe over time to the point where Vanilluxe can't efficiently sweep.
 
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overview: u need to talk about its niche over regice here - ie its stronger stab and speed that lets it outspeed every scarfer bar raichu
generally expand on points like the first point doesnt really say much a user doesnt already know
also weakness to stealth rock should be mentioned in easily warn down rather than difficulty to set up

moves: i wouldnt say that freeze dry provides 'solid coverage' as it only hits one thing - u should also mention that it is weaker

ut: for the second point give examples of uturn/etc users
also give more examples on what it forces out/sets up on
i disagree w/ the last line as only one scarfer outspeeds and generally its a dumb thing to say as it is hard to guarantee that you can knock them all out (also it takes less than half from most priorities)

TO: i doubt vanilluxe 2HKOs pilo w/ rocks ngl
mention memento support
give examples of pokes that can weaken/take out ice types - esp piloswine

c&c: when talking about special walls mention that this is the best way to stop them
rap gets OHKOd w/ rocks
idk if fighting types should get one as poli gets destroyed by a freeze dry
ice types should probably get a section - if not piloswine should defo get its own

for the actual set im thinking about ice beam getting replaced w/ flash cannon as hitting pilo is p nice however the power from ice beam is so helpful (maybe just a moves mention of flash cannon)


e: i started this b4 u posted so i may have covered stuff u have just implemented
 
[OVERVIEW]
mention weak armor, as it is another niche over regice and Vanilluxe can make use of it decently
mention another niche is that it also has access to freeze-dry which is nice bc less need to predict and sometimes prevents the opponent from pillaring

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
flash cannon has to go last point

Usage Tips
========
mention ice beam is the preferred move to use as it is its strongest attack, though Vanilluxe should be careful about not getting too worn down by an opposing pillaring so freeze dry can also be a good option most of the time
mention vanilluxe can be brought in on weak physical attacks to get a weak armor boost and attempt a sweep
mention vanilluxe should be preferably switched in after stealth rock have been removed from own field

Team Options
========
ground-types also got nice typing synergy
clefairy can also provide hwish support
when talking about entry hazard removal mention vanilluxe is weak especially to sr

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
mention all-out attacker set

Checks and Counters
===================
you could add steel-types as air baloon probo can check it, pawniard probably survives hp ground can can easily revengekill it, same for klang

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[OVERVIEW]
mention weak armor, as it is another niche over regice and Vanilluxe can make use of it decently
mention another niche is that it also has access to freeze-dry which is nice bc less need to predict and sometimes prevents the opponent from pillaring

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
flash cannon has to go last point

Usage Tips
========
mention ice beam is the preferred move to use as it is its strongest attack, though Vanilluxe should be careful about not getting too worn down by an opposing pillaring so freeze dry can also be a good option most of the time
mention vanilluxe can be brought in on weak physical attacks to get a weak armor boost and attempt a sweep
mention vanilluxe should be preferably switched in after stealth rock have been removed from own field

Team Options
========
ground-types also got nice typing synergy
clefairy can also provide hwish support
when talking about entry hazard removal mention vanilluxe is weak especially to sr

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
mention all-out attacker set

Checks and Counters
===================
you could add steel-types as air baloon probo can check it, pawniard probably survives hp ground can can easily revengekill it, same for klang

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overview: i wouldnt say its movepool is that bad despite it consisting of 3 moves + hidden power, but the problem w/ its coverage comes from 4mms

for UT: 'Vanilluxe can switch in on a weak physical attack and attempt to sweep after getting a boost.' - i would remove this as there arent any proper examples (ice only resists ice and ur not forcing out any physical ice type)
'Vanilluxe should be switched in after Stealth Rock is removed to limit the damage it takes.' - this should be reworded so it says 'try' as often it isnt easy to bring it in w/ stealth rock off the field

c&c:
fire types - give more examples please (though i cant think of another that takes a hp ground after srock)
A lot of these checks are really shaky examples, ie pawn gets ohko'd 88% of the time, probo has to have air balloon intact, wrath has a 50% to die w/ rocks + is easy to wear down. You can prolly mention all in one SE type advantage as there are so few examples
Also mention scarfchu somewhere here
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overview: i wouldnt say its movepool is that bad despite it consisting of 3 moves + hidden power, but the problem w/ its coverage comes from 4mms

for UT: 'Vanilluxe can switch in on a weak physical attack and attempt to sweep after getting a boost.' - i would remove this as there arent any proper examples (ice only resists ice and ur not forcing out any physical ice type)
'Vanilluxe should be switched in after Stealth Rock is removed to limit the damage it takes.' - this should be reworded so it says 'try' as often it isnt easy to bring it in w/ stealth rock off the field

c&c:
fire types - give more examples please (though i cant think of another that takes a hp ground after srock)
A lot of these checks are really shaky examples, ie pawn gets ohko'd 88% of the time, probo has to have air balloon intact, wrath has a 50% to die w/ rocks + is easy to wear down. You can prolly mention all in one SE type advantage as there are so few examples
Also mention scarfchu somewhere here
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[OVERVIEW]

Vanilluxe has a solid offensive Ice typing backed with by well-rounded stats, but it suffers from four-moveslot syndrome. It faces competition as an Ice-type late-game sweeper by from Regice due to its Regice's superior bulk and movepool, but it has a stronger Ice-type STAB attack, has access to Freeze-Dry, and is faster, notably being able to which allows Vanilluxe to outspeed most Choice Scarf users after a boost combined with Weak Armor, (comma) which can allow it to outspeed the entire boosted metagame. Its poor defensive typing, however, makes it hard for Vanilluxe to find time to set up. It also gets worn down easily due to a lack of recovery, a weakness to Stealth Rock, and Life Orb recoil.

[SET]
name: Autotomize
move 1: Autotomize
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Freeze-Dry
move 4: Hidden Power Ground
item: Life Orb
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

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

Autotomize doubles Vanilluxe's Speed, turning it into a very potent late-game sweeper. Ice Beam is Vanilluxe's primary STAB attack, hitting Ground- and Grass-types such as Torterra and Jumpluff for super effective damage. Freeze-Dry, though it is weaker than Ice Beam, provides coverage against Water-types such as Poliwrath and Simipour. Hidden Power Ground allows Vanilluxe to hit Steel- and Fire-types such as Pawniard and Rapidash, (comma) which resist both Ice Beam and Freeze-Dry its Ice STAB combination. Flash Cannon allows Vanilluxe to hit other Ice-types, especially Piloswine, which would otherwise give it problems.

Set Details
========

252 Special Attack EVs with a Modest nature maximize Vanilluxe's Special Attack stat, allowing it do deal the most amount of damage it can. 252 Speed EVs allow Vanilluxe to outspeed the entire unboosted metagame after an Autotomize boost. The rest of the EVs go into Defense rather than HP (I assume?) to lower entry hazard damage. Life Orb is the preferred item to boost the power of its Vanilluxe's attacks at the cost of some of its health. Weak Armor boosts Vanilluxe's Speed when it is hit by a physical attack, but its Defense is lowered.

Usage Tips
========

Vanilluxe is best used mid- to and late-game when its checks and counters have been KOed are KOd or are weak enough for it to take out on its own. Due to its bad defensive typing, Vanilluxe is best to be brought in after a teammate has fainted or from a slow Volt Switch, U-turn, or Baton Pass from Pokemon such as Probopass. Set up Autotomize on Pokemon Vanilluxe can force out, (comma) such as Tangela and Aurorus. Vanilluxe should avoid switching in with Stealth Rock on the field, (comma) as it is already easily worn down due to Life Orb recoil.

Team Options
========

Entry hazard support from Pokemon such as Probopass, Golem, and Roselia helps Vanilluxe turn possible 3HKOs into 2HKOs. Wallbreakers such as Ursaring and mixed Simipour can wear down the opponent's team, (comma) making it easier for Vanilluxe (to ____). The latter can lure in and handle special walls such as Lickilicky and Grumpig and handle them with Low Kick and Knock Off, (comma) respectively. Water- and Ground-types such as Poliwrath, Floatzel, and Stunfisk, and Floatzel can handle Fire- and Rock-types for Vanilluxe, while Psychic-types such as Grumpig and Kadabra can handle Fighting-types. Fire- and Steel-types such as Rapidash and Probopass can handle Ice-types for Vanilluxe if it lacks Flash Cannon, making them good partners. Memento support from Pokemon such as Jumpluff lets Vanilluxe to come in and set up Autotomize more easily easier. Healing Wish support from Mr. Mime and Clefairy gives Vanilluxe a second chance at sweeping. Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Armaldo, Torkoal, and Pelipper is greatly appreciated by Vanilluxe, (comma) as it is worn down by all forms of entry hazards, (comma) especially Stealth Rock.

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

Toxic can wear down common switch-ins to Vanilluxe such as Lickilicky and Regice. Frost Breath can deal with Calm Mind users, (comma) as it always results in a critical hit, but it comes with lower accuracy. Choice Scarf can turn Vanilluxe into a solid revenge killer thanks to its coverage. Signal Beam can be used to nail Grumpig for super effective damage, as it can switch in on Ice Beam or Freeze-Dry with relative ease due to Thick Fat. An all-out attacking set with Ice Beam / Freeze-Dry / Hidden Power Ground / Flash Cannon can be used, (comma) as Vanilluxe is a solid special attacker.

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

**Special Walls**: Dedicated special walls such as Lickilicky and Grumpig can take any of Vanilluxe's attacks with relative ease and can either heal off the damage or cripple it with status.

**Super Effective Coverage**: Due to Vanilluxe's terrible defensive typing, it can easily be hit for targeted super effective damage by Pokemon such as Ninetales and Machoke and by coverage moves from Pokemon such as Zebstrika.

**Piloswine**: Piloswine can shrug off any of Vanilluxe's attacks and can either set up Stealth Rock as Vanilluxe switches out or 2HKO it with Earthquake, but Piloswine must be cautious if Vanilluxe runs Flash Cannon.

**Choice Scarf Raichu**: While it can't directly switch in on Vanilluxe in fear of being hit by any of its attacks, Choice Scarf Raichu can outspeed a +2 Vanilluxe and OHKO with Focus Blast with some prior damage.

**Residual Damage**: Stealth Rock takes 25% of Vanilluxe's health every time it switches in, (comma) and this combined with Life Orb recoil, it means Vanilluxe can be picked off by priority attacks users such as Pawniard's and Mightyena's Sucker Punch, Poliwrath's Vacuum Wave, and Carracosta's and Basculin's Aqua Jet which can easily wear it down fast to the point where Vanilluxe can efficiently sweep. (not sure how this fits in with the other part of the sentence; right now it sounds like a good thing. besides the sentence is really long, so it should go into its own sentence) On top of that, being poisoned or burned will wear down Vanilluxe over time.
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Vanilluxe has a solid offensive Ice typing backed with by well-rounded stats, but it suffers from four-moveslot syndrome. It faces competition as an Ice-type late-game sweeper by from Regice due to its Regice's superior bulk and movepool, but it has a stronger Ice-type STAB attack, has access to Freeze-Dry, and is faster, notably being able to which allows Vanilluxe to outspeed most Choice Scarf users after a boost combined with Weak Armor, (comma) which can allow it to outspeed the entire boosted metagame. Its poor defensive typing, however, makes it hard for Vanilluxe to find time to set up. It also gets worn down easily due to a lack of recovery, a weakness to Stealth Rock, and Life Orb recoil.

[SET]
name: Autotomize
move 1: Autotomize
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Freeze-Dry
move 4: Hidden Power Ground
item: Life Orb
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

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

Autotomize doubles Vanilluxe's Speed, turning it into a very potent late-game sweeper. Ice Beam is Vanilluxe's primary STAB attack, hitting Ground- and Grass-types such as Torterra and Jumpluff for super effective damage. Freeze-Dry, though it is weaker than Ice Beam, provides coverage against Water-types such as Poliwrath and Simipour. Hidden Power Ground allows Vanilluxe to hit Steel- and Fire-types such as Pawniard and Rapidash, (comma) which resist both Ice Beam and Freeze-Dry its Ice STAB combination. Flash Cannon allows Vanilluxe to hit other Ice-types, especially Piloswine, which would otherwise give it problems.

Set Details
========

252 Special Attack EVs with a Modest nature maximize Vanilluxe's Special Attack stat, allowing it do deal the most amount of damage it can. 252 Speed EVs allow Vanilluxe to outspeed the entire unboosted metagame after an Autotomize boost. The rest of the EVs go into Defense rather than HP (I assume?) to lower entry hazard damage. Life Orb is the preferred item to boost the power of its Vanilluxe's attacks at the cost of some of its health. Weak Armor boosts Vanilluxe's Speed when it is hit by a physical attack, but its Defense is lowered.

Usage Tips
========

Vanilluxe is best used mid- to and late-game when its checks and counters have been KOed are KOd or are weak enough for it to take out on its own. Due to its bad defensive typing, Vanilluxe is best to be brought in after a teammate has fainted or from a slow Volt Switch, U-turn, or Baton Pass from Pokemon such as Probopass. Set up Autotomize on Pokemon Vanilluxe can force out, (comma) such as Tangela and Aurorus. Vanilluxe should avoid switching in with Stealth Rock on the field, (comma) as it is already easily worn down due to Life Orb recoil.

Team Options
========

Entry hazard support from Pokemon such as Probopass, Golem, and Roselia helps Vanilluxe turn possible 3HKOs into 2HKOs. Wallbreakers such as Ursaring and mixed Simipour can wear down the opponent's team, (comma) making it easier for Vanilluxe (to ____). The latter can lure in and handle special walls such as Lickilicky and Grumpig and handle them with Low Kick and Knock Off, (comma) respectively. Water- and Ground-types such as Poliwrath, Floatzel, and Stunfisk, and Floatzel can handle Fire- and Rock-types for Vanilluxe, while Psychic-types such as Grumpig and Kadabra can handle Fighting-types. Fire- and Steel-types such as Rapidash and Probopass can handle Ice-types for Vanilluxe if it lacks Flash Cannon, making them good partners. Memento support from Pokemon such as Jumpluff lets Vanilluxe to come in and set up Autotomize more easily easier. Healing Wish support from Mr. Mime and Clefairy gives Vanilluxe a second chance at sweeping. Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Armaldo, Torkoal, and Pelipper is greatly appreciated by Vanilluxe, (comma) as it is worn down by all forms of entry hazards, (comma) especially Stealth Rock.

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

Toxic can wear down common switch-ins to Vanilluxe such as Lickilicky and Regice. Frost Breath can deal with Calm Mind users, (comma) as it always results in a critical hit, but it comes with lower accuracy. Choice Scarf can turn Vanilluxe into a solid revenge killer thanks to its coverage. Signal Beam can be used to nail Grumpig for super effective damage, as it can switch in on Ice Beam or Freeze-Dry with relative ease due to Thick Fat. An all-out attacking set with Ice Beam / Freeze-Dry / Hidden Power Ground / Flash Cannon can be used, (comma) as Vanilluxe is a solid special attacker.

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

**Special Walls**: Dedicated special walls such as Lickilicky and Grumpig can take any of Vanilluxe's attacks with relative ease and can either heal off the damage or cripple it with status.

**Super Effective Coverage**: Due to Vanilluxe's terrible defensive typing, it can easily be hit for targeted super effective damage by Pokemon such as Ninetales and Machoke and by coverage moves from Pokemon such as Zebstrika.

**Piloswine**: Piloswine can shrug off any of Vanilluxe's attacks and can either set up Stealth Rock as Vanilluxe switches out or 2HKO it with Earthquake, but Piloswine must be cautious if Vanilluxe runs Flash Cannon.

**Choice Scarf Raichu**: While it can't directly switch in on Vanilluxe in fear of being hit by any of its attacks, Choice Scarf Raichu can outspeed a +2 Vanilluxe and OHKO with Focus Blast with some prior damage.

**Residual Damage**: Stealth Rock takes 25% of Vanilluxe's health every time it switches in, (comma) and this combined with Life Orb recoil, it means Vanilluxe can be picked off by priority attacks users such as Pawniard's and Mightyena's Sucker Punch, Poliwrath's Vacuum Wave, and Carracosta's and Basculin's Aqua Jet which can easily wear it down fast to the point where Vanilluxe can efficiently sweep. (not sure how this fits in with the other part of the sentence; right now it sounds like a good thing. besides the sentence is really long, so it should go into its own sentence) On top of that, being poisoned or burned will wear down Vanilluxe over time.
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[OVERVIEW]

Vanilluxe has a solid offensive Ice typing backed by well-rounded stats, but it suffers from four-moveslot syndrome. It faces competition as an Ice-type late-game sweeper from Regice due to its superior bulk and movepool, but it has a stronger Ice-type STAB attack, has access to Freeze-Dry, and is faster, notably being able to outspeed most Choice Scarf users after an Autotomize boost combined with a Weak Armor boost, which can allow it to outspeed the entire boosted metagame. Its poor defensive typing, however, makes it hard for Vanilluxe to find time to set up. It also gets worn down easily due to a lack of recovery, a weakness to Stealth Rock, and Life Orb recoil.

[SET]
name: Autotomize
move 1: Autotomize
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Freeze-Dry
move 4: Hidden Power Ground
item: Life Orb
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

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

Autotomize doubles Vanilluxe's Speed, turning it into a very potent late-game sweeper. Ice Beam is Vanilluxe's primary STAB attack, hitting Ground- and Grass-types such as Torterra and Jumpluff for super effective damage. Freeze-Dry, though it is weaker than Ice Beam, provides coverage against Water-types such as Poliwrath and Simipour. Hidden Power Ground allows Vanilluxe to hit Steel- and Fire-types such as Pawniard and Rapidash, which resist both Ice Beam and Freeze-Dry. Alternatively, Flash Cannon allows Vanilluxe to hit other Ice-types, especially Piloswine, which would otherwise give it problems.

Set Details
========

252 Special Attack EVs with a Modest nature maximize Vanilluxe's Special Attack stat, allowing it do deal the most damage it can. 252 Speed EVs allow Vanilluxe to outspeed the entire unboosted metagame after an Autotomize boost. The rest of the EVs go into Defense rather than HP to lower entry hazard damage. Life Orb is the preferred item to boost the power of Vanilluxe's attacks, (AC) at the cost of some of its health. Weak Armor boosts Vanilluxe's Speed when it is hit by a physical attack, which can help it outspeed and KO an otherwise faster foe; (or whatever, but you need to put a reason why you'd run this ability because as it stand it doesn't come off like an unambiguously positive one) but however, it lowers its Defense is lowered.

Usage Tips
========

Vanilluxe is best used mid- and late-game when its checks and counters have been KOed or are weak enough for it to take out on its own. Due to its bad defensive typing, Vanilluxe is best brought in after a teammate has fainted or from a slow Volt Switch, U-turn, or Baton Pass from Pokemon such as Probopass. Set up Autotomize on Pokemon Vanilluxe can force out, such as Tangela and Aurorus. Vanilluxe should avoid switching in with Stealth Rock on the field, as it is already easily worn down due to Life Orb recoil.

Team Options
========

Entry hazard support from Pokemon such as Probopass, Golem, and Roselia helps Vanilluxe turn possible 3HKOs into 2HKOs. Wallbreakers such as Ursaring and mixed Simipour can wear down the opponent's team, making it easier for Vanilluxe to sweep. The latter can lure in special walls such as Lickilicky and Grumpig and KO them (be careful while implementing, for a moment I was shocked that p^2 would have missed an error like this) with Low Kick and Knock Off, respectively. Water- and Ground-types such as Poliwrath, Floatzel, and Stunfisk can handle Fire- and Rock-types for Vanilluxe, while Psychic-types such as Grumpig and Kadabra can handle Fighting-types. Fire- and Steel-types such as Rapidash and Probopass can handle defeat (less repetitive) Ice-types for Vanilluxe if it lacks Flash Cannon, making them good partners. Memento support from Pokemon such as Jumpluff lets Vanilluxe come in and set up Autotomize more easily. Healing Wish support from Mr. Mime and Clefairy gives Vanilluxe a second chance at sweeping. Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Armaldo, Torkoal, and Pelipper is greatly appreciated by Vanilluxe, as it is worn down by all forms of entry hazards, especially Stealth Rock.

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

Toxic can wear down common switch-ins to Vanilluxe such as Lickilicky and Regice. Frost Breath can deal with Calm Mind users, as it always results in a critical hit, but it comes with lower accuracy. Choice Scarf can turn Vanilluxe into a solid revenge killer thanks to its coverage. Signal Beam can be used to nail Grumpig for super effective damage, as it which can switch in on Ice Beam or Freeze-Dry with relative ease due to Thick Fat. An all-out attacking set with Ice Beam / Freeze-Dry / Hidden Power Ground / Flash Cannon can be used, as Vanilluxe is a solid special attacker.

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

**Special Walls**: Dedicated special walls such as Lickilicky and Grumpig can take any of Vanilluxe's attacks with relative ease and can either heal off the damage or cripple it with status.

**Super Effective Coverage**: Due to Vanilluxe's terrible defensive typing, it can easily be hit for super effective damage by Pokemon such as Ninetales and Machoke and by coverage moves from Pokemon such as Zebstrika.

**Piloswine**: Piloswine can shrug off any of Vanilluxe's attacks and can either set up Stealth Rock as Vanilluxe switches out or 2HKO it with Earthquake, but Piloswine must be cautious if Vanilluxe runs Flash Cannon.

**Choice Scarf Raichu**: While it can't directly switch in on Vanilluxe in fear of being hit by any of its attacks, Choice Scarf Raichu can outspeed a +2 Vanilluxe and OHKO it with Focus Blast with after some prior damage.

**Residual Damage**: Stealth Rock takes 25% of Vanilluxe's health every time it switches in, and this combined with Life Orb recoil means leaves Vanilluxe can be easily picked off by priority attacks such as Pawniard's and Mightyena's Sucker Punch, Poliwrath's Vacuum Wave, and Carracosta's and Basculin's Aqua Jet. On top of that, being poisoned or burned will wear down Vanilluxe over time to the point where Vanilluxe can't efficiently sweep.



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[OVERVIEW]

Vanilluxe has a solid offensive Ice typing backed by well-rounded stats, but it suffers from four-moveslot syndrome. It faces competition as an Ice-type late-game sweeper from Regice due to its superior bulk and movepool, but it has a stronger Ice-type STAB attack, has access to Freeze-Dry, and is faster, notably being able to outspeed most Choice Scarf users after an Autotomize boost combined with a Weak Armor boost, which can allow it to outspeed the entire boosted metagame. Its poor defensive typing, however, makes it hard for Vanilluxe to find time to set up. It also gets worn down easily due to a lack of recovery, a weakness to Stealth Rock, and Life Orb recoil.

[SET]
name: Autotomize
move 1: Autotomize
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Freeze-Dry
move 4: Hidden Power Ground
item: Life Orb
ability: Weak Armor
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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Autotomize doubles Vanilluxe's Speed, turning it into a very potent late-game sweeper. Ice Beam is Vanilluxe's primary STAB attack, hitting Ground- and Grass-types such as Torterra and Jumpluff for super effective damage. Freeze-Dry, though it is weaker than Ice Beam, provides coverage against Water-types such as Poliwrath and Simipour. Hidden Power Ground allows Vanilluxe to hit Steel- and Fire-types such as Pawniard and Rapidash, which resist both Ice Beam and Freeze-Dry. Alternatively, Flash Cannon allows Vanilluxe to hit other Ice-types, especially Piloswine, which would otherwise give it problems.

Set Details
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252 Special Attack EVs with a Modest nature maximize Vanilluxe's Special Attack stat, allowing it do deal the most damage it can. 252 Speed EVs allow Vanilluxe to outspeed the entire unboosted metagame after an Autotomize boost. The rest of the EVs go into Defense rather than HP to lower entry hazard damage. Life Orb is the preferred item to boost the power of Vanilluxe's attacks, (AC) at the cost of some of its health. Weak Armor boosts Vanilluxe's Speed when it is hit by a physical attack, which can help it outspeed and KO an otherwise faster foe; (or whatever, but you need to put a reason why you'd run this ability because as it stand it doesn't come off like an unambiguously positive one) but however, it lowers its Defense is lowered.

Usage Tips
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Vanilluxe is best used mid- and late-game when its checks and counters have been KOed or are weak enough for it to take out on its own. Due to its bad defensive typing, Vanilluxe is best brought in after a teammate has fainted or from a slow Volt Switch, U-turn, or Baton Pass from Pokemon such as Probopass. Set up Autotomize on Pokemon Vanilluxe can force out, such as Tangela and Aurorus. Vanilluxe should avoid switching in with Stealth Rock on the field, as it is already easily worn down due to Life Orb recoil.

Team Options
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Entry hazard support from Pokemon such as Probopass, Golem, and Roselia helps Vanilluxe turn possible 3HKOs into 2HKOs. Wallbreakers such as Ursaring and mixed Simipour can wear down the opponent's team, making it easier for Vanilluxe to sweep. The latter can lure in special walls such as Lickilicky and Grumpig and KO them (be careful while implementing, for a moment I was shocked that p^2 would have missed an error like this) with Low Kick and Knock Off, respectively. Water- and Ground-types such as Poliwrath, Floatzel, and Stunfisk can handle Fire- and Rock-types for Vanilluxe, while Psychic-types such as Grumpig and Kadabra can handle Fighting-types. Fire- and Steel-types such as Rapidash and Probopass can handle defeat (less repetitive) Ice-types for Vanilluxe if it lacks Flash Cannon, making them good partners. Memento support from Pokemon such as Jumpluff lets Vanilluxe come in and set up Autotomize more easily. Healing Wish support from Mr. Mime and Clefairy gives Vanilluxe a second chance at sweeping. Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Armaldo, Torkoal, and Pelipper is greatly appreciated by Vanilluxe, as it is worn down by all forms of entry hazards, especially Stealth Rock.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Toxic can wear down common switch-ins to Vanilluxe such as Lickilicky and Regice. Frost Breath can deal with Calm Mind users, as it always results in a critical hit, but it comes with lower accuracy. Choice Scarf can turn Vanilluxe into a solid revenge killer thanks to its coverage. Signal Beam can be used to nail Grumpig for super effective damage, as it which can switch in on Ice Beam or Freeze-Dry with relative ease due to Thick Fat. An all-out attacking set with Ice Beam / Freeze-Dry / Hidden Power Ground / Flash Cannon can be used, as Vanilluxe is a solid special attacker.

Checks and Counters
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**Special Walls**: Dedicated special walls such as Lickilicky and Grumpig can take any of Vanilluxe's attacks with relative ease and can either heal off the damage or cripple it with status.

**Super Effective Coverage**: Due to Vanilluxe's terrible defensive typing, it can easily be hit for super effective damage by Pokemon such as Ninetales and Machoke and by coverage moves from Pokemon such as Zebstrika.

**Piloswine**: Piloswine can shrug off any of Vanilluxe's attacks and can either set up Stealth Rock as Vanilluxe switches out or 2HKO it with Earthquake, but Piloswine must be cautious if Vanilluxe runs Flash Cannon.

**Choice Scarf Raichu**: While it can't directly switch in on Vanilluxe in fear of being hit by any of its attacks, Choice Scarf Raichu can outspeed a +2 Vanilluxe and OHKO it with Focus Blast with after some prior damage.

**Residual Damage**: Stealth Rock takes 25% of Vanilluxe's health every time it switches in, and this combined with Life Orb recoil means leaves Vanilluxe can be easily picked off by priority attacks such as Pawniard's and Mightyena's Sucker Punch, Poliwrath's Vacuum Wave, and Carracosta's and Basculin's Aqua Jet. On top of that, being poisoned or burned will wear down Vanilluxe over time to the point where Vanilluxe can't efficiently sweep.



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