National Dex Volcarona [QC 2/2, GP 1/1]

:ss/volcarona:
[SET]
name: Bulky Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Flamethrower
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its good bulk, decent Speed tier, and great STAB combination, Volcarona is a potent setup sweeper. Volcarona is also able to check a plethora of prominent Pokemon such as Kyurem, Hydreigon, Calm Mind Clefable, Magearna, and Mega Scizor and Mega Mawile lacking Knock Off. Flamethrower is chosen over Fiery Dance and Fire Blast as Volcarona’s Fire-type STAB move due to its higher PP and perfect accuracy. Roost allows Volcarona to stay healthy throughout the match, lets it continue to check threats such as Hydreigon, Magearna, and Kyurem, and makes it harder to revenge kill. Heavy-Duty Boots is the item of choice, as it removes Volcarona's crippling weakness to Stealth Rock and other entry hazards. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially burn Pokemon using contact moves and Pokemon that try to pick it off with priority such as Mega Lopunny. Maximum HP investment allows Volcarona to more easily set up with Quiver Dance and gives it the bulk necessary to check the Pokemon that it is tasked with. 252 Speed EVs with a Timid Nature let Volcarona outspeed Hydreigon and Kyurem without any Quiver Dances, allowing it to force them out.

Volcarona can fit on balance and bulky offense teams due to its ability to check a myriad of threats while also acting as a potent wincon. It appreciates teammates such as Gliscor and Mega Tyranitar that can soak up Knock Off from the likes of Clefable and Tangrowth. Both are also capable of taking advantage of Heatran, while Gliscor also exploits Toxapex, which are two of the best checks to Volcarona. Strong wallbreakers such as the aforementioned Gliscor, as well as the likes of Hydreigon, Kartana, Excadrill, and Mega Mawile, are great teammates as well, since they are able to overwhelm the opposition to the extent where Volcarona can clean up late-game. Lastly, Defoggers such as Zapdos, Corviknight, and Tapu Fini are advisable teammates in case Volcarona loses Heavy-Duty Boots, since many Pokemon it wants to switch into, such as Ferrothorn, Mega Scizor, and Kartana, commonly carry Knock Off.

[SET]
name: Offensive Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Hidden Power Ground
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Offensive Volcarona is able to clean up games relatively easily after its checks have been weakened sufficiently. Hidden Power Ground is important, as it is Volcarona's only option for hitting Heatran. Heavy-Duty Boots removes Volcarona's glaring 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, which reduces the pressure for your Defogger to get hazards off the field. Buginium Z is an option, as when used in tandem with Bug Buzz, it allows Volcarona to OHKO Tyranitar, Garchomp and Hippowdon at +1 with Savage Spin-Out. Psychium Z is another good option, as if you choose to run Psychic instead of Hidden Power Ground, Volcarona can use Shattered Psyche to OHKO Toxapex at +1. However, if holding a Z Crystal, Volcarona's 4x weakness to Stealth Rock once again becomes a problem, and, in Psychium Z's case, you lose Hidden Power Ground, which is essential for touching Heatran. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially burn Pokemon that try to pick it off with priority such as Mega Lopunny.

Volcarona best fits on bulky offense teams due to its ability to effectively clean up weakened teams. Mega Mawile is an excellent partner, as it can easily break and weaken checks to Volcarona such as Heatran, Toxapex, and Tapu Fini. Mega Mawile also appreciates Volcarona's ability to take advantage of its checks, including Mega Scizor, Melmetal, Corviknight, and Tangrowth. Due to Volcarona's lack of recovery and mediocre bulk, a defensive backbone allows Volcarona to stay safe. Checks to Heatran, such as Gliscor and Tapu Fini, and checks to Garchomp, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Tyranitar, such as Hippowdon, Corviknight, and Tangrowth, are particularly important. Tapu Fini is particularly great, as it is able to check Heatran, cripple Toxapex with Knock Off, invite Grass-types such as Rillaboom and Ferrothorn in as setup fodder for Volcarona, and provide a status immunity thanks to Misty Surge, allowing Volcarona to set up more easily.

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- Written by: [[WrathoftheLeopard, 511181]]
- Quality checked by: [[Solaros & Lunaris, 471780], [SputnikGT, 475916]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Estronic, 240732]]
 
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:sm/volcarona:
[SET]
name: Bulky Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Flamethrower
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Roost Volcarona is capable of checking scary offensive threats such as Galarian Darmanitan, but can also effectively destroy teams lacking hard counters, as it can set up on and eventually muscle through resists at such as non-Tapu Fini. This sentence feels very awkward as I read it, I would mention Volc is a potent setup sweeper first then mention its ability to check Pokemon like GDarm and MSciz. Flamethrower is chosen over Fiery Dance and Fire Blast as Volcarona’s Fire-type STAB move due to its higher PP and 100% accuracy. Bug Buzz is the secondary STAB move and allows Volcarona to break through fire resistant Pokemon such as Ash Greninja, Slowbro, Garchomp and Tyranitar. Filler Roost allows Volcarona to stay healthy throughout the match and continue to check threats such as Kartana, Mega Scizor and Kyurem. Heavy-Duty Boots is the item of choice as it removes Volcarona’s crippling entry hazard weakness weakness to Stealth Rock. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially fish for Burns against physical attackers when forced to repeatedly use Roost. I’d say Pokemon who use contact moves, because not all physical attacks proc Flame Body. Maximum HP investment lets Volcarona to more easily set up with Quiver Dance, and maximum Speed with a Timid Nature is important for outspending Hydreigon, and Kyurem unboosted and Choice Scarf Galarian Darmanitan when at +1 Speed.

Volcarona can fit on balance, and bulky offense and even screens hyper offense due to its ability to check the aforementioned Kartana, Kyurem and Mega Scizor. Roost Volcarona does not fit on screens, but 3 attacks does. It appreciates teammates such as Z Crystal Heatran that are comfortably switch into Knock Off users like Tornadus-T, Tapu Fini and Tangrowth, who can remove Volcarona’s Heavy-Duty Boots. Volcarona also appreciates Pokemon that are able to deal with its two main counters in Toxapex and Heatran such as Garchomp. Gliscor is also worth a mention here, as it appreciates Volc mauling Corviknight. Choice Scarf Greninja is able to outspeed Volcarona, even after a Quiver Dance, and OHKO it with Rock Slide so counters for it such as Tapu Fini and Ferrothorn are also appreciated.

[SET]
name: Offensive Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Hidden Power [Ground]
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Offensive Quiver Dance Volcarona is able to clean up games relatively easily after all of its checks have been weakened sufficiently. Fire Blast is opted for on this set as it is Volcarona’s most powerful STAB move. Bug Buzz is chosen to hit the Fire-type resists such as Tyranitar and Garchomp. Filler Hidden Power Ground is important as it allows Volcarona to hit a Pokemon that would otherwise be a massive thorn in its side: Heatran. This sentence feels very verbose, just say Volc cant hit Heatran otherwise. Heavy-Duty Boots removes Volcarona’s glaring 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, which reduces the pressure for your defogger to get hazards off the field. QC wants Buginium Z and Psychium Z mentioned here, alongside their drawbacks. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially burn a Pokemon that tries to pick it off with Priority such as Mega Lopunny. Maximum Special Attack maximises Volcarona’s damage output, and Maximum Speed allows it to outspeed Choice Scarfers such as Hydreigon and Galarian Darmanitan after one Quiver Dance. Filler

Volcarona best fits on Bulky Offense or Hyper Offense teams due to its ability to effectively clean up weakened teams. Mega Metagross is an excellent partner as it can easily break or weaken Volcarona checks such as Tapu Fini, Toxapex, Unaware Clefable Hippowdon and Heatran if carrying Earthquake. Mega Metagross also appreciates Volcarona’s ability to deal with its checks including Corviknight, Slowbro and Tangrowth. Due to Volcarona’s lack of recovery and relatively low bulk when utilising this set, a defensive backbone or Screens support allows Volcarona to avoid being picked off by Priority users such as Mega Lopunny and Ash Greninja. Tapu Fini is definitely worth a mention as a Heatran check, a Pex crippler, and something that invites Grass-types in for setup fodder. In addition, it provides a status immunity.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[WrathoftheLeopard, 511181]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
This is really good, but I’m gonna hold off on stamping until you implement this. If you want, you can try and flesh out the analysis a bit more as well, since you seemed kind of rushed here.
 

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:sm/volcarona:
[SET]
name: Bulky Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Flamethrower
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Roost Bulky Volcarona is a potent set up sweeper that is also able to check several key prominent Pokemon such as Galarian Darmanitan and Mega Scizor without Knock Off. Flamethrower is chosen over Fiery Dance and Fire Blast as Volcarona’s Fire-type STAB move due to its higher PP and 100% accuracy. Bug Buzz allows Volcarona to break through fire resistant Pokemon such as Ash Greninja, Slowbro, Garchomp and Tyranitar. You asked what filler is, so this is an example of it. Filler is basically anything in an analysis that is obvious at first glance, so you don’t put it in an analysis. Roost allows Volcarona to stay healthy throughout the match and continue to check threats such as Kartana, Mega Scizor and Kyurem. Heavy-Duty Boots is the item of choice as it removes Volcarona’s crippling weakness to Stealth Rock. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially fish for Burns against Pokemon using contact moves when forced to repeatedly use Roost. Maximum HP investment lets Volcarona to more easily set up with Quiver Dance, and maximum Speed with a Timid Nature is important for outspending Hydreigon and Kyurem unboosted, and Choice Scarf Galarian Darmanitan when at +1 Speed.

Volcarona can fit on balance and bulky offense teams due to its ability to check the Kartana, Kyurem and Mega Scizor. It appreciates teammates such as Z Crystal Heatran that are comfortably switch into Knock Off users like Tornadus-T, Tapu Fini and Tangrowth, who can remove Volcarona’s Heavy-Duty Boots. Volcarona also appreciates Pokemon that are able to deal with its two main counters in Toxapex and Heatran such as Garchomp and Gliscor (which benefits from Volcarona removing Corviknight). You can probably make the part in parenthesis its own sentence, something like “in return, Volcarona can deal with Corviknight for these two. Also, both appreciate Corviknightbeing removed. Choice Scarf Greninja is able to outspeed Volcarona, even after a Quiver Dance, and OHKO it with Rock Slide so counters for it such as Tapu Fini and Ferrothorn are also appreciated. Forgot to put it in the last check, but Fini is also a nice partner and should get its own sentence. It protects volc from status and double-checking gdarm is great.

[SET]
name: Offensive Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Hidden Power [Ground]
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Offensive Quiver Dance Volcarona is able to clean up games relatively easily after all of its checks have been weakened sufficiently. Fire Blast is chosen despite its shaky accuracy, to maximise damage output. Bug Buzz is able to hit the Fire-type resists such as Tyranitar and Garchomp. Filler Hidden Power Ground is important as it is Volcarona’s only option for hitting Heatran. Heavy-Duty Boots removes Volcarona’s glaring 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, which reduces the pressure for your defogger to get hazards off the field. Bugium Z is an option as when used in tandem with Bug Buzz allows Volcarona to use Savage Spin-Out. What does Savage Spin-Out do? Hint: Hitting Tyranitar and Hippowdon for OHKOs is awesome. Psychium Z is another option, as when used with Psychic instead of Hidden Power Ground, Volcarona can use Shattered Psyche which can OHKO Toxapex at +1. Hower, if using Z Crystals, Volcarona’s 4x Stealth Rock issue once again becomes a problem and, in Psychium Z’s case, you lose Hidden Power Ground which is essential for touching Heatran. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially burn a Pokemon that tries to pick it off with Priority such as Mega Lopunny. You can also mention this on the bulky set.

Volcarona best fits on Bulky Offense or Hyper Offense teams due to its ability to effectively clean up weakened teams. Mega Metagross is an excellent partner as it can easily break or weaken Volcarona checks such as Tapu Fini, Toxapex, Hippowdon and, if carrying Earthquake or Hammer Arm, Heatran if carrying Earthquake. Mega Metagross also appreciates Volcarona’s ability to deal with its checks including Corviknight, Slowbro and Tangrowth. Due to Volcarona’s lack of recovery and relatively low bulk when utilising this set, a defensive backbone or Screens support allows Volcarona to avoid being picked off by Priority users such as Mega Lopunny and Ash Greninja. Tapu Fini is another great choice, as it is able to check Ash-Greninja and non-Grassium Z Heatran, lure in and cripple Toxapex with the combination of Whirlpool Knock Off, Taunt and Nature’s Madness, invite Grass-types in as setup fodder for Volcarona, and provides a status immunity allowing it to set up easier.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[WrathoftheLeopard, 511181]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
Great work, but there were a significant number of grammar errors here. I recommend looking through the spelling and grammar standards, because I don’t want GP on your ass. QC 1/2
 

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[SET]
name: Bulky Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Flamethrower
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Bulky Volcarona is a potent set up sweeper that is also able to check several prominent Pokemon such as Galarian Darmanitan and Mega Scizor without Knock Off. Spend a sentence to also focus on what makes it a good sweeper; the defensive use is important but Bulkarona is a setup sweeper first and foremost. Flamethrower is chosen over Fiery Dance and Fire Blast as Volcarona’s Fire-type STAB move due to its higher PP and 100% accuracy. Roost allows Volcarona to stay healthy throughout the match and continue to check threats such as Kartana, Mega Scizor and Kyurem. Note that it makes it hard to cut its sweep short through conventional revenge killing means too. Heavy-Duty Boots is the item of choice as it removes Volcarona’s crippling weakness to Stealth Rock. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially Burn Pokemon using contact moves when forced to repeatedly use Roost, and Pokemon that try to pick it off with priority such as Mega Lopunny. Maximum HP investment lets Volcarona to more easily set up with Quiver Dance and gives it the bulk necessary to check the Pokemon that it is tasked with (give examples), and maximum Speed with a Timid Nature is important for outspending Hydreigon and Kyurem unboosted, and Choice Scarf Galarian Darmanitan and Choice Scarf Hydreigon when at +1 Speed.

Volcarona can fit on balance and bulky offense teams due to its ability to check the Kartana, Kyurem and Mega Scizor. Again, this isn't necessarily wrong, but the fact that it is also a really potent sweeper/wincon definitely needs to be mentioned. It appreciates teammates such as Z Crystal Heatran that are comfortably switch into Knock Off users like Tornadus-T, Tapu Fini and Tangrowth, Heatran does not switch into Tapu Fini comfortably who can remove Volcarona’s Heavy-Duty Boots. Heatran can also trap Pex, which is very nice for Volc. Mention some other Knock absorbers too, like Gliscor or Mega Ttar. Those two also check Heatran which is nice. Volcarona also appreciates Pokemon that are able to deal with its two main counters in Toxapex and Heatran such as Garchomp and Gliscor. In return, Volcarona can remove Corviknight for these two. Choice Scarf Greninja is able to outspeed Volcarona, even after a Quiver Dance, and OHKO it with Rock Slide so counters for it such as Tapu Fini and Ferrothorn are also appreciated. Choice Scarf Gren has really fallen off of the map. Instead, dedicate this section to teammates that appreciate Volcarona checking Kartana, Sciz, and that crowd. Tapu Fini in particular is a good partner as it can protect Volcarona from status, and both can handle Galarian Darmanitan for their teammates.

[SET]
name: Offensive Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Hidden Power [Ground]
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Offensive Volcarona is able to clean up games relatively easily after all of its checks have been weakened sufficiently. Hidden Power Ground is important as it is Volcarona’s only option for hitting Heatran. Mention that it can push some damage onto Toxapex as well, although stress that it still doesn't do too well against it. Heavy-Duty Boots removes Volcarona’s glaring 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, which reduces the pressure for your defogger to get hazards off the field. Buginium Z is an option as when used in tandem with Bug Buzz allows Volcarona to use Savage Spin-Out, which OHKOs Tyranitar and Hippowdon at +1. Psychium Z is another option, as when used with Psychic instead of Hidden Power Ground, Volcarona can use Shattered Psyche which can OHKO Toxapex at +1. Hower, if using Z Crystals, Volcarona’s 4x Stealth Rock issue once again becomes a problem and, in Psychium Z’s case, you lose Hidden Power Ground which is essential for touching Heatran. Mention that some of Volcarona's best partners, such as Torn and Garchomp, also commonly use Z moves, which can limit its teammates to an extent. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially burn a Pokemon that tries to pick it off with Priority such as Mega Lopunny.

Volcarona best fits on Bulky Offense or Hyper Offense teams due to its ability to effectively clean up weakened teams. I'm not a fan of the HO mention; Volc isn't necessarily a terrible Ho choice, but it would rarely be your first. Mega Metagross is an excellent partner as it can easily break or weaken Volcarona checks such as Tapu Fini, Toxapex, Hippowdon and, if carrying Earthquake or Hammer Arm, Heatran. Hippo can stay relatively healthy against Mmeta and its not a great Volc check anyway. Mega Metagross also appreciates Volcarona’s ability to deal with its checks including Corviknight, Slowbro and Tangrowth. Due to Volcarona’s lack of recovery and relatively low bulk when utilising this set, a defensive backbone or Screens support allows Volcarona to avoid being picked off by Priority users such as Mega Lopunny and Ash Greninja. I'm not a huge fan of this section. A defensive backbone is definitely useful for offensive volc teams because it loses much of its defensive utility, but not necessarily for priority users because they should be removed beforehand anyway. emphasize the removal of said priority users and have the defensive backbone section focus on Volc's rather mediocre bulk. Tapu Fini is another great choice, as it is able to check Ash-Greninja and non-Grassium Z Heatran, cripple Toxapex with the combination of Knock Off, Taunt and Nature’s Madness, Nature's Madness Tapu Fini is virtually nonexistent invite Grass-types in as setup fodder for Volcarona, and provides a status immunity allowing it to set up more easily.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[WrathoftheLeopard, 511181]]
- Quality checked by: [[username1, userid1], [username2, userid2]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
I would like to take another look at this before I stamp it
 

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[SET]
name: Bulky Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Flamethrower
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its good bulk, impressive decent speed tier and great STAB combination, Volcarona is a potent set up sweeper. It's speed tier is good but not amazing. Bulky Volcarona is also able to check several prominent Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Galarian Darmanitan and Mega Scizor without Knock Off. Flamethrower is chosen over Fiery Dance and Fire Blast as Volcarona’s Fire-type STAB move due to its higher PP and 100% accuracy. Roost allows Volcarona to stay healthy throughout the match and continue to check threats such as Kartana, Mega Scizor and Kyurem, and also makes it harder to revenge kill with convenional means. You can't just say conventional means, you have to say what. Like, how the extra bulk from quiver makes it harder for ash gren and such. Heavy-Duty Boots is the item of choice as it removes Volcarona’s crippling weakness to Stealth Rock and other entry hazards. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially Burn Pokemon using contact moves when forced to repeatedly use Roost, its more of an in general thing and Pokemon that try to pick it off with priority such as Mega Lopunny. Maximum HP investment lets Volcarona to more easily set up with Quiver Dance, gives it the bulk necessary to check the Pokemon that it is tasked with such as the aforementioned Kartana, Kyurem and Galarian Darmanitan, and maximum Speed with a Timid Nature is important for outspeeding Hydreigon and Kyurem unboosted, and Choice Scarf Galarian Darmanitan and Choice Scarf Hydreigon when at +1 Speed.

Volcarona can fit on balance and bulky offense teams due to its ability to check the Kartana, Kyurem and Mega Scizor whilst also providing a potent win condition. It appreciates teammates such as Z Crystal Heatran, Gliscor and Mega Tyranitar that are comfortably switch into Knock Off users like Tornadus-T and Tangrowth, and in the examples' cases also check Heatran, who can remove Volcarona’s Heavy-Duty Boots. This is incredibly awkward phrasing, as it implies that A) Heatran is the one that is running knock off, and B) that Offensive Heatran is a good heatran check. Volcarona also appreciates Pokemon that are able to deal with its two main counters in Toxapex and Heatran such as Garchomp and Gliscor. In return, Volcarona can remove Corviknight for these two. Garchomp beats corviknight. Hippowdon appreciates Volcarona's ability to check Pokemon carrying Super-effective STAB for it such as Kyurem, Kartana and Galarian Darmanitan. Tapu Fini is another good partner as it can protect Volcarona from status, and both can handle Galarian Darmanitan for their teammates.

Just a general note, there are a lot of grammatical errors mixed in here. Please proofread this before it goes to GP or else they're gonna have a lot of work to do.
[SET]
name: Offensive Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Hidden Power [Ground]
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Offensive Volcarona is able to clean up games relatively easily after all of its checks have been weakened sufficiently. Hidden Power Ground is important as it is Volcarona’s only option for hitting Heatran. Hidden Power Ground can also push a small amount of damage onto Toxapex. Not worth mentioning, sorry about that. Heavy-Duty Boots removes Volcarona’s glaring 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, which reduces the pressure for your defogger to get hazards off the field. Buginium Z This isn't the only spelling error; PLEASE spellcheck this before sending it to GP. is an option as when used in tandem with Bug Buzz allows Volcarona to use Savage Spin-Out, which OHKOs Tyranitar and Hippowdon at +1Garchomp is another important target for buginium. Psychium Z is another option, as when used with Psychic instead of Hidden Power Ground, Volcarona can use Shattered Psyche which can OHKO Toxapex at +1. Hower, if using Z Crystals, Volcarona’s 4x Stealth Rock issue once again becomes a problem and, in Psychium Z’s case, you lose Hidden Power Ground which is essential for touching Heatran. Some of Volacrona's best partners such as Garchomp and Torn-T also do not appreciate the Z Move slot being taken up. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially burn a Pokemon that tries to pick it off with Priority such as Mega Lopunny.

Volcarona best fits on Bulky Offense teams due to its ability to effectively clean up weakened teams. Mega Metagross is an excellent partner as it can easily break or weaken Volcarona checks such as Tapu Fini, Toxapex and, if carrying Earthquake or Hammer Arm, Heatran. Mega Metagross also appreciates Volcarona’s ability to deal with its checks including Corviknight, Slowbro and Tangrowth. Due to Volcarona’s lack of recovery and mediocre bulk when utilizing this set, a defensive backbone allows Volcarona to stay safe, and defend against and remove priority users before Volcarona attempts to win. Split this into two points; mention removing priority users either by slowly chipping them down with both offensive and defensive options. This makes it sound like the defensive core is the only way to remove the priority users, which isn't the case. Tapu Fini is another great choice, as it is able to check Ash-Greninja and non-Grassium Z Heatran, cripple Toxapex with Knock Off, inviting Grass-types examples please in as setup fodder for Volcarona, and provides a status immunity allowing it to set up more easily.

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- Written by: [[WrathoftheLeopard, 511181]]
- Quality checked by: [[Solaros & Lunaris, 471780], [SputnikGT, 475916]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
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[SET]
name: Bulky Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Flamethrower
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Roost
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Thanks to its good bulk, decent Speed tier, (AC) and great STAB combination, Volcarona is a potent set up setup sweeper. Bulky Volcarona is also able to check a plethora of prominent Pokemon such as Kyurem, Hydreigon, Calm Mind Clefable, Magearna, and Mega Scizor and Mega Mawile without lacking Knock Off. Flamethrower is chosen over Fiery Dance and Fire Blast as Volcarona’s Fire-type STAB move due to its higher PP and 100% perfect accuracy. Roost allows Volcarona to stay healthy throughout the match, lets it continue to check threats such as Hydreigon, Magearna, and Kyurem, and also makes it harder to revenge kill. Heavy-Duty Boots is the item of choice, (AC) as it removes Volcarona's crippling weakness to Stealth Rock and other entry hazards. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially burn Pokemon using contact moves and Pokemon that try to pick it off with priority such as Mega Lopunny. Maximum HP EVs investment allows Volcarona to more easily set up with Quiver Dance, (RC) and gives it the bulk necessary to check the Pokemon that it is tasked with. 252 Speed EVs with a Timid Nature lets Volcarona outspeed Hydreigon and Kyurem without any Quiver Dances, allowing it to force them out.

Volcarona can fit on balance and bulky offense teams due to its ability to check a myriad of threats, (RC) while also providing a potent win condition acting as a potent wincon. It appreciates teammates such as Gliscor and Mega Tyranitar that can comfortably switch into Knock Off users like Clefable and Tangrowth. Gliscor and Mega Tyranitar Both are also capable of taking advantage of Heatran, while Gliscor also exploits and Gliscor can exploit Toxapex, which are two of the best checks to Volcarona. Strong wallbreakers such as the aforementioned Gliscor, as well as the likes of Hydreigon, Kartana, Excadrill, and Mega Mawile, are great teammates as well, since they are able to overwhelm the opposition to the extent where Volcarona can clean up late-game. Lastly, Defoggers such as Zapdos, Corviknight, and Tapu Fini are advisable teammates in case Volcarona loses Heavy-Duty Boots, since many Pokemon it wants to switch into, such as Ferrothorn, Mega Scizor, and Kartana, commonly carry the move Knock Off.

[SET]
name: Offensive Quiver Dance
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Fire Blast
move 3: Bug Buzz
move 4: Hidden Power Ground
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Flame Body
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Offensive Volcarona is able to clean up games relatively easily after its checks have been weakened sufficiently. Hidden Power Ground is important, (AC) as it is Volcarona's only option for hitting Heatran. Heavy-Duty Boots removes Volcarona's glaring 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, which reduces the pressure for your Defogger to get hazards off the field. Buginium Z is an option as when used in tandem with Bug Buzz it allows Volcarona to use Savage Spin-Out, which OHKOs, (AC) allowing Volcarona to OHKO Tyranitar, Garchomp and Hippowdon at +1 with Savage Spin-Out. Psychium Z is another good option, as when used with if you choose to run Psychic instead of Hidden Power Ground, Volcarona can use Shattered Psyche to OHKO Toxapex at +1. However, if holding a Z Crystal, Volcarona's 4x weakness to Stealth Rock issue once again becomes a problem, (AC) and, in Psychium Z's case, you lose Hidden Power Ground, (AC) which is essential for touching Heatran. Flame Body allows Volcarona to potentially burn Pokemon that try to pick it off with priority such as Mega Lopunny.

Volcarona best fits on bulky offense teams due to its ability to effectively clean up weakened teams. Mega Mawile is an excellent partner, (AC) as it can easily break or and weaken Volcarona checks to Volcarona such as Heatran, Toxapex, and Tapu Fini. Mega Mawile also appreciates Volcarona's ability to take advantage of its checks, (AC) including Mega Scizor, Melmetal, Corviknight, and Tangrowth. Due to Volcarona's lack of recovery and mediocre bulk, a defensive backbone allows Volcarona to stay safe. Checks to Heatran, such as Gliscor and Tapu Fini, and checks to Garchomp, Mega Lopunny, and Mega Tyranitar, such as Hippowdon, Corviknight, and Tangrowth, are particularly important. Tapu Fini is particularly great, as it is able to check Heatran, cripple Toxapex with Knock Off, invite Grass-types such as Rillaboom and Ferrothorn in as setup fodder for Volcarona, and provide a status immunity thanks to Misty Surge (clarity), allowing Volcarona to set up more easily.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[WrathoftheLeopard, 511181]]
- Quality checked by: [[Solaros & Lunaris, 471780], [SputnikGT, 475916]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
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