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Quality Control Vileplume [QC 1/2]

[OVERVIEW]

Vileplume is one of the premier physical walls in the NU tier. Its Grass / Poison typing allows it to resist common Fighting- and Water-type attacks from Mienshao, Lucario, and Feraligatr. Vileplume excels in punishing opponents for making contact, dealing damage with Rocky Helmet and spreading status with Effect Spore. Vileplume isn't completely passive though, with Giga Drain and Sludge Bomb it can threaten serious damage on Rhyperior, Tsareena, Mienshao, and Sylveon, and Vileplume can potentially poison opponents with the latter. Leech Seed and Strength Sap further Vileplume's longevity and weaken checks like Registeel and Alolan Muk. Special attackers, even ones with neutral attacks, like Dragalge, Magnezone, and Porygon-Z, can easily overwhelm Vileplume. Defensive Steel-types, such as Copperajah or Magnezone, that resist both of Vileplume's STAB moves wall it well, but risk being worn down by Leech Seed.

[SET]
name: Physically Defensive
move 1: Sludge Bomb
move 2: Giga Drain / Stun Spore
move 3: Leech Seed
move 4: Strength Sap
item: Rocky Helmet / Leftovers
ability: Effect Spore
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe
tera type: Water / Fairy

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Details
====

Giga Drain hits offensive Water- and Ground- types like Feraligatr and Krookodile for super effective damage and helps keeps Vileplume healthy. However, Stun Spore can be run instead for extra utility, allowing Vileplume to spread paralysis for teammates. Leech Seed allows Vileplume to make progress against Steel-types which it is otherwise walled by. Effect Spore activates on contact moves, meaning it can punish pivots like Mienshao or Flygon. Rocky Helmet only increases this threat, gaining extra chip on the aforementioned Pokemon alongside others like Lycanroc-D and Tsareena. Leftovers can be used to keep it from being too passive and having to heal up as often. Tera Water is used to resist Fire- and Ice-type attacks in a pinch from Chandelure, Mienshao, and Cloyster; on the other hand, Tera Fairy removes nah of its weaknesses, notably to Fire and Psychic while improving its machup versus Fighting-types like Mienshao, Gallade, and Infernape.

Defensive Steel-types like Copperajah, Magnezone, and Registeel wall Vileplume's STAB moves, so Fighting-types like Mienshao and Gallade or Fire-types like Chandelure and Infernape pair well with it. Vileplume also needs support from more specially defensive teammates to take on special wallbreakers like Dragalge, Chandelure, and Inteleon. Options like Registeel, Incineroar and Milotic can resist these wallbreakers' strong special attacks. Psychic-types like Assault Vest Gallade and Reuniclus or Dark-types like Krookodile and Alolan Muk also support Vileplume, helping it against Psychic-type threats like Munkidori, Mew, and Gallade. Powerful Fire-types like Infernape, Incineroar, Chandelure, and Scovillain also pose a threat to Vileplume, so teammates like Slowbro, Swampert, and Diancie help it handle these threats.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
====

Growth can be used over Leech Seed, allowing Vileplume to take advantage of bulkier Pokemon that can't threaten it like Rhyperior or Brute Bonnet, but losing out on Leech Seed means Vileplume can't take on or chip away at Steel-type checks like Registeel or Magnezone. Heavy-Duty Boots can be used to ignore entry hazards and to decrease passivity by not needing to heal as often, but the sheer punishment of Rocky Helmet or healing of Leftovers is usually preferred.

Checks and Counters
====

**Fire-types**: Fire-types, particularly specially offensive ones like Chandelure and Hisuian Typhlosion, seriously threaten Vileplume, and even physical threats like Infernape and Incineroar deal immense damage to it.

**Psychic-types**: Common Psychic-types like Munkidori, Mew, and Gallade can threaten Vileplume, and Reuniclus can ignore the threat of Leech Seed with Magic Guard.

** Steel-types**: Vileplume struggles to wear down opposing Steel-types without Leech Seed, so opponents like Registeel or Magnezone can set up or wear Vileplume down with strong special attacks without fear of reprisal.

** Special Wallbreakers **: Choice Specs wallbreakers like Porygon-Z, Dragalge, and Magnezone can all easily beat Vileplume down with their powerful neutral attacks, with the latter two being able to pivot as well.

[CREDITS]
Written by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/hammer798.641404/
Quality checked by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/powerofmemes.583607/
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/user4.103/
Grammar checked by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/user5.104/
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/user6.105/
 
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[OVERVIEW]

Vileplume is one of the premier physical walls in the NU tier. Its Grass / Poison typing allows it to resist common Fighting- and Water-type attacks from Mienshao, Lucario, and Feraligatr, and this typing offensively allows Vileplume to hit much of the tier at least neutrally in return. steels and poisons are quite common Vileplume excels in punishing opponents for making contact, dealing damage with Rocky Helmet and spreading status with Effect Spore. Giga Drain allows Vileplume to challenge opposing Water- and Rock-types, such as Slowbro, Feraligatr, or Lycanroc-D, while Sludge Bomb hits Brute Bonnet and Sylveon super effectively while threatening to poison the opponent. kinda fluff Vileplume isn't completely passive either, though, with Giga Drain + Sludge Bomb it can threaten serious damage on Rhyperior, Tsareena, Mienshao, and Sylveon, and Vileplume can potentially poison opponents with the latter. Leech Seed and Strength Sap further Vileplume's longevity and weaken its checks like Registeel and Alolan Muk. Special attackers can give Vileplume trouble, with Psychic- and Fire- types like Munkidori and Chandelure in particular threatening it. , even ones with neutral attacks, like Pokemon like Dragalge, Magnezone, and Porygon-Z can easily overwhelm Vileplume. Defensive Steel-types, such as Registeel Copperajah or Magnezone, that resist both of Vileplume's STAB moves wall it well, but risk being worn down by Leech Seed.

[SET]
name: Physically Defensive
move 1: Giga Drain Sludge Bomb
move 2: Sludge Bomb Giga Drain / Stun Spore
move 3: Leech Seed
move 4: Strength Sap
item: Rocky Helmet / Leftovers / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Effect Spore
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spd 4 Spe
tera type: Water / Fairy

the tiniest bit if min-maxing. and boots is mid; ill put it in oo

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Details
====

Giga Drain hits offensive Water- and Ground- types like Feraligatr and Krookodile for super effective damage and helps keeps Vileplume healthy. However, Stun Spore can be run instead for extra utility, allowing Vileplume to spread paralysis for teammates. It also threatens to 2HKO Slowbro. Sludge Bomb hits Grass-types like Brute Bonnet super effectively and threatens to poison switch ins. it’s stab; no need to mention Leech Seed allows Vileplume to make progress against practically any opponent and wear them down. Steel-types which it's walled by othwise. Strength Sap weakens opposing physical attackers, making Vileplume even harder to break while restoring its HP. because it’s recovery, you don’t need to mention it Effect Spore theatens opposing physical attackers with status, activates on contact moves, meaning it can punish particularly pivots like Mienshao or Flygon Swampert. pert isn’t bothered by status as much as flygon is Rocky Helmet only increases this threat, gaining extra chip on the aforementioned Pokemon alongside Lycanroc-D and Tsareena aswell. damaging opponents for making contact. Alternatively, Leftovers and Heavy-Duty Boots work together with much of Vileplume's movepool can be used to keep it from being too passive and having to heal up as much as normal. healthy, either through passive HP recovery or protection from entry hazards. Tera Water is used to resist Fire- and Ice-type attacks that would otherwise hit Vileplume for super effective damage in a pinch from Chandelure, Mienshao, and Cloyster; on the other hand, and Tera Fairy removes many of its weaknesses, notably to Fire and Psychic while maintaining improving its resistances matchup versus to Fighting-types like Mienshao, Gallade, abd Infernape moves .

Vileplume performs well with the support of more offensive Pokemon to deal damage and break walls where it cannot. fluff Defensive Steel-types like Copperajah, Magnezone, and Registeel wall Vileplume's STAB moves, so Fighting-types like Mienshao and Gallade or Fire-types like Chandelure and Infernape pair well with it. Vileplume also needs support from more specially defensive teammates to balance its own strong Defensetake on special walkbreakers like Dragalge, Chandelure, and Inteleon. Options like Registeel, Incineroar, and Milotic can resist these wallbreakers' strong special attacks, particularly from the Fire-types like Chandelure that threaten Vileplume, and Reuniclus fulfills the same role against Psychic-types. Psychic-types like Assault Vest Gallade and Reuniclus or Dark-types like Krookodile and Alolan Muk also support Vileplume, helping it against Psychic-type threats like Munkidori, Mew, and Gallade.

write a sentence about how you’re phys def but ape/incin can still overpower you alongside chandy/scov and then list checks like bro/milo/dia/tera dragon spdef pert

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
====

Stun Spore is an option to more directly spread paralysis to its opponents. Growth can be used over Leech Seed, allowing Vileplume to take advantage of bulkier Pokemon that can't threaten it like Rhyperior and Brute Bonnet, but losing out on Leech Seed means Vileplume can't take on or chip away at Steel-type checks like Registeel and Magnezone. Heavy-Duty Boots can be used to ignore entry hazards and to decrease passivity by not needing to heal as often, but the sheer punishment of Rocky Helmet or healing of Leftovers is usually preferred.

Checks and Counters
====

**Fire-types**: Fire-types, particularly specially offensive Pokemon ones like Chandelure and Hisuian Typhlosion, seriously threaten Vileplume, and even physical threats like Infernape and Incineroar and deal immense damage to it.

**Psychic-types**: Common Psychic-types like Munkidori, Mew, and Gallade can threaten Vileplume, and Reuniclus can ignore the threat of Leech Seed with Magic Guard.

**Special Walkbreakers**: Choice Specs wallbreakers like Porygon-Z, Dragalge, and Magnezone can all easily beat Vileplume down with their powerful neural attacks with the latter two being able to pivot aswell.

**Steel-types**: Vileplume struggles to wear down opposing Steel-types without Leech Seed, so opponents like Registeel or Magnezone can set up or wear Vileplume down with strong special attacks without fear of reprisal.

[CREDITS]
Written by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/hammer798.641404/
Quality checked by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/user3.102/
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/user4.103/
Grammar checked by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/user5.104/
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/user6.105/
 
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contact me for questions; qc 1/2
[OVERVIEW]

Vileplume is one of the premier physical walls in the NU tier. Its Grass / Poison typing allows it to resist common Fighting- and Water-type attacks from Mienshao, Lucario, and Feraligatr, and this typing offensively allows Vileplume to hit much of the tier at least neutrally in return. steels and poisons are quite common Vileplume excels in punishing opponents for making contact, dealing damage with Rocky Helmet and spreading status with Effect Spore. Giga Drain allows Vileplume to challenge opposing Water- and Rock-types, such as Slowbro, Feraligatr, or Lycanroc-D, while Sludge Bomb hits Brute Bonnet and Sylveon super effectively while threatening to poison the opponent. kinda fluff Vileplume isn't completely passive either, though, with Giga Drain + Sludge Bomb it can threaten serious damage on Rhyperior, Tsareena, Mienshao, and Sylveon, and Vileplume can potentially poison opponents with the latter. Leech Seed and Strength Sap further Vileplume's longevity and weaken its checks like Registeel and Alolan Muk. Special attackers can give Vileplume trouble, with Psychic- and Fire- types like Munkidori and Chandelure in particular threatening it. , even ones with neutral attacks, like Pokemon like Dragalge, Magnezone, and Porygon-Z can easily overwhelm Vileplume. Defensive Steel-types, such as Registeel Copperajah or Magnezone, that resist both of Vileplume's STAB moves wall it well, but risk being worn down by Leech Seed.

[SET]
name: Physically Defensive
move 1: Giga Drain Sludge Bomb
move 2: Sludge Bomb Giga Drain / Stun Spore
move 3: Leech Seed
move 4: Strength Sap
item: Rocky Helmet / Leftovers / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Effect Spore
nature: Bold
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spd 4 Spe
tera type: Water / Fairy

the tiniest bit if min-maxing. and boots is mid; ill put it in oo

[SET COMMENTS]
Set Details
====

Giga Drain hits offensive Water- and Ground- types like Feraligatr and Krookodile for super effective damage and helps keeps Vileplume healthy. However, Stun Spore can be run instead for extra utility, allowing Vileplume to spread paralysis for teammates. It also threatens to 2HKO Slowbro. Sludge Bomb hits Grass-types like Brute Bonnet super effectively and threatens to poison switch ins. it’s stab; no need to mention Leech Seed allows Vileplume to make progress against practically any opponent and wear them down. Steel-types which it's walled by othwise. Strength Sap weakens opposing physical attackers, making Vileplume even harder to break while restoring its HP. because it’s recovery, you don’t need to mention it Effect Spore theatens opposing physical attackers with status, activates on contact moves, meaning it can punish particularly pivots like Mienshao or Flygon Swampert. pert isn’t bothered by status as much as flygon is Rocky Helmet only increases this threat, gaining extra chip on the aforementioned Pokemon alongside Lycanroc-D and Tsareena aswell. damaging opponents for making contact. Alternatively, Leftovers and Heavy-Duty Boots work together with much of Vileplume's movepool can be used to keep it from being too passive and having to heal up as much as normal. healthy, either through passive HP recovery or protection from entry hazards. Tera Water is used to resist Fire- and Ice-type attacks that would otherwise hit Vileplume for super effective damage in a pinch from Chandelure, Mienshao, and Cloyster; on the other hand, and Tera Fairy removes many of its weaknesses, notably to Fire and Psychic while maintaining improving its resistances matchup versus to Fighting-types like Mienshao, Gallade, abd Infernape moves .

Vileplume performs well with the support of more offensive Pokemon to deal damage and break walls where it cannot. fluff Defensive Steel-types like Copperajah, Magnezone, and Registeel wall Vileplume's STAB moves, so Fighting-types like Mienshao and Gallade or Fire-types like Chandelure and Infernape pair well with it. Vileplume also needs support from more specially defensive teammates to balance its own strong Defensetake on special walkbreakers like Dragalge, Chandelure, and Inteleon. Options like Registeel, Incineroar, and Milotic can resist these wallbreakers' strong special attacks, particularly from the Fire-types like Chandelure that threaten Vileplume, and Reuniclus fulfills the same role against Psychic-types. Psychic-types like Assault Vest Gallade and Reuniclus or Dark-types like Krookodile and Alolan Muk also support Vileplume, helping it against Psychic-type threats like Munkidori, Mew, and Gallade.

write a sentence about how you’re phys def but ape/incin can still overpower you alongside chandy/scov and then list checks like bro/milo/dia/tera dragon spdef pert

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
====

Stun Spore is an option to more directly spread paralysis to its opponents. Growth can be used over Leech Seed, allowing Vileplume to take advantage of bulkier Pokemon that can't threaten it like Rhyperior and Brute Bonnet, but losing out on Leech Seed means Vileplume can't take on or chip away at Steel-type checks like Registeel and Magnezone. Heavy-Duty Boots can be used to ignore entry hazards and to decrease passivity by not needing to heal as often, but the sheer punishment of Rocky Helmet or healing of Leftovers is usually preferred.

Checks and Counters
====

**Fire-types**: Fire-types, particularly specially offensive Pokemon ones like Chandelure and Hisuian Typhlosion, seriously threaten Vileplume, and even physical threats like Infernape and Incineroar and deal immense damage to it.

**Psychic-types**: Common Psychic-types like Munkidori, Mew, and Gallade can threaten Vileplume, and Reuniclus can ignore the threat of Leech Seed with Magic Guard.

**Special Walkbreakers**: Choice Specs wallbreakers like Porygon-Z, Dragalge, and Magnezone can all easily beat Vileplume down with their powerful neural attacks with the latter two being able to pivot aswell.

**Steel-types**: Vileplume struggles to wear down opposing Steel-types without Leech Seed, so opponents like Registeel or Magnezone can set up or wear Vileplume down with strong special attacks without fear of reprisal.

[CREDITS]
Written by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/hammer798.641404/
Quality checked by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/user3.102/
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/user4.103/
Grammar checked by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/user5.104/
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/user6.105/
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