National Dex Xurkitree (Done)

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:ss/xurkitree:
[SET]
name: Special Sweeper
move 1: Tail Glow
move 2: Thunderbolt
move 3: Hidden Power Ice
move 4: Energy Ball
item: Shuca Berry
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Xurkitree's very high Special Attack stat and excellent boosting move in Tail Glow might make it look like a stupendous wallbreaker and sweeper. Unfortunately, Xurkitree's mediocre movepool gives it issues against common foes such as Ferrothorn, Assault Vest Tangrowth, and Galarian Slowking, and a subpar Speed tier leaves it outrun by several prominent offensive Pokemon, such as offensive Landorus-T, Garchomp, Mega Latias, and Mega Diancie. The one teamstyle Xurkitree can function somewhat decently on is Sticky Web hyper offense, as it outruns most of the metagame after Sticky Web. Unfortunately, Xurkitree has to compete with other, better sweepers that fit on this teamstyle; most notably, Thundurus-T has far better coverage, outruns Landorus-T, has a better defensive typing, and can viably run Z-Moves, therefore making it more powerful and threatening. Additionally, Xurkitree is rather frail, making it vulnerable to priority from the likes of Rillaboom, Mega Lopunny, and Weavile. Faster Pokemon that ignore Sticky Web also present issues, with Ground-immune Pokemon such as Mega Latias, Mega Latios, and Hydreigon as well as Heavy-Duty Boots users such as Zeraora, Victini, and Tapu Koko all fitting the bill. Xurkitree should therefore almost never be run on any serious competitive team.

Hidden Power Ice allows Xurkitree to blast through Garchomp and Gliscor while also hitting Dragon-types like Kommo-o and Grass-types such as Amoonguss and Tangrowth. Energy Ball gets past Gastrodon, Hippowdon, and Quagsire. Shuca Berry allows Xurkitree to beat Landorus-T in conjunction with Hidden Power Ice, as Landorus-T is not affected by Sticky Webs and always beats this set otherwise. It also allows Xurkitree to set up on other Ground-types if necessary. Shuckle can set up Sticky Webs and Stealth Rock to support Xurkitree's sweep, and a Defiant user such as Bisharp or Contrary Serperior can help keep the entry hazards up by dissuading and punishing Defog attempts. Other Sticky Web attackers such as Mega Scizor, Mega Heracross, Kommo-o, and Thundurus-T are useful teammates. Unfortunately, the latter essentially invalidates Xurkitree by performing its role almost entirely better.

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:ss/xurkitree:
[SET]
name: Special Sweeper
move 1: Tail Glow
move 2: Thunderbolt
move 3: Hidden Power Ice
move 4: Energy Ball
item: Shuca Berry
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Xurkitree's very high special attack stat and access to the excellent boosting move Tail Glow might make it look like a stupendous wallbreaker and sweeper. Unfortunately, Xurkitree's movepool is mediocre at best, therefore giving it coverage issues against common foes such as Ferrothorn, Assault Vest Tangrowth, and Galarian Slowking, and a subpar speed tier leaves Xurkitree outrun by several prominent offensive Pokemon, such as max Speed "offensive" also works here Landorus-T, Garchomp, Mega Latias, and Mega Diancie. The one teamstyle Xurkitree can function somewhat decently on is Sticky Webs hyper offense teams, as it outruns much of the offensive metagame after they have had their speed decreased. Unfortunately, Xurkitree has to compete with other, better sweepers that fit on this teamstyle; most notably, Thundurus-T has far better coverage, sits at a speed tier that allows it to outrun Landorus-T, has a better defensive typing, and can viably run Z-Moves, therefore making it functionally more powerful and threatening. Additionally, Xurkitree is rather frail, making it vulnerable to priority from the likes of Rillaboom, Mega Lopunny, and Weavile. Faster Pokemon that ignore Sticky Webs altogether also present issues, with Ground-immune Pokemon such as Mega Latias, Mega Latios, and Hydreigon as well as Heavy-Duty Boots users such as Zeraora, Victini, and Tapu Koko all fitting the bill. Xurkitree should therefore almost never be run on any serious competitive team.

Hidden Power Ice allows Xurkitree to blast through Garchomp and Gliscor without much issue while also hitting Dragon-types like Kommo-o. Energy Ball allows Xurkitree to get past Gastrodon, Hippowdon, and Quagsire. Shuca Berry allows Xurkitree to beat Landorus-T in conjunction with Hidden Power Ice, as Landorus-T is not affected by Sticky Webs and always beats this Xurkitree set otherwise. It also allows Xurkitree to set up on other Ground-types if necessary. Xurkitree should only ever be run on Sticky Webs, so teammates that fit well with the playstyle work very well with Xurkitree. Shuckle can set up Sticky Webs and Stealth Rock to support Xurkitree's sweep, and a Defiant user such as Bisharp or Serperior can help keep the hazards on the field by dissuading and punishing Defog attempts. Other Sticky Webs abusers, such as Mega Scizor, Mega Heracross, Kommo-o, and Thundurus-T are useful teammates. Unfortunately, the existence of the latter essentially invalidates Xurkitree's role on these teams, as Thundurus-T performs its role almost entirely better, and Xurkitree would still be a subpar choice for these teams even if Thundurus-T didn't exist thanks to its mediocre stats and movepool. id greatly appreciate it if you made this mon seem less viable, rn these two paragraphs read like "hey maybe you can use xurki it does have some positive traits". While we cannot swear in analyses, please have something that gives of a similar message to "this pokemon is fucking dogshit and you should use koko thundy or magnezone instead literally any day of the week" instead

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not a lazy check, there just wasn't anything to improve on here, gj 2/2
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:ss/xurkitree:
[SET]
name: Special Sweeper
move 1: Tail Glow
move 2: Thunderbolt
move 3: Hidden Power Ice
move 4: Energy Ball
item: Shuca Berry
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Xurkitree's very high special attack stat and access to the excellent boosting move Tail Glow might make it look like a stupendous wallbreaker and sweeper. Unfortunately, Xurkitree's movepool is mediocre at best, therefore giving it coverage issues against common foes such as Ferrothorn, Assault Vest Tangrowth, and Galarian Slowking i feel like this part needs a slight rewording, since “coverage issues” makes it sound like it cant rlly break past these mons, but in tangs case most it does is whip for 60 then die, or just die if its chipped, and gking can just sludge / fs once bc its 2hkoed, but tbh if you choose to keep it its fine, more of a personal qualm , and a subpar speed tier leaves Xurkitree outrun by several prominent offensive Pokemon, such as offensive Landorus-T, Garchomp, Mega Latias, and Mega Diancie. The one teamstyle Xurkitree can function somewhat decently on is Sticky Webs hyper offense teams, as it outruns much of the offensive metagame after they have had their speed decreased. Unfortunately, Xurkitree has to compete with other, better sweepers that fit on this teamstyle; most notably, Thundurus-T which has far better coverage, sits at a speed tier that allows it to outrun Landorus-T, has a better defensive typing, and can viably run Z-Moves, therefore making it functionally more powerful and threatening. Additionally, Xurkitree is rather frail, making it vulnerable to priority from the likes of Rillaboom, Mega Lopunny, and Weavile. Faster Pokemon that ignore Sticky Webs altogether also present issues, with Ground-immune Pokemon such as Mega Latias, Mega Latios, and Hydreigon as well as Heavy-Duty Boots users such as Zeraora, Victini, and Tapu Koko all fitting the bill. Xurkitree should therefore almost never be run on any serious competitive team.

Hidden Power Ice allows Xurkitree to blast through Garchomp and Gliscor without much issue while also hitting Dragon-types like Kommo-o and Grass-types such as Amoonguss and Tangrowth. Energy Ball allows Xurkitree to get past Gastrodon, Hippowdon, and Quagsire. Shuca Berry allows Xurkitree to beat Landorus-T in conjunction with Hidden Power Ice, as Landorus-T is not affected by Sticky Webs and always beats this Xurkitree set otherwise. It also allows Xurkitree to set up on other Ground-types if necessary. Xurkitree should only ever be run on Sticky Webs, so teammates that fit well with the playstyle work very well with Xurkitree. Shuckle can set up Sticky Webs and Stealth Rock to support Xurkitree's sweep, and a Defiant user such as Bisharp or Serperior can help keep the hazards on the field by dissuading and punishing Defog attempts reword this sentence a bit since it makes it sound like you are saying serp has defiant. Other Sticky Webs abusers, such as Mega Scizor, Mega Heracross, Kommo-o, and Thundurus-T are useful teammates. Unfortunately, the existence of the latter essentially invalidates Xurkitree's role on these teams, as Thundurus-T performs its role almost entirely better, and Xurkitree would still be a poor choice for these teams even if Thundurus-T didn't exist thanks to its subpar stats i wld focus more on the speed stat here, because rn it sounds like 173 spat is subpar, and its bulk is usable and movepool.

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2/2, gz friend, didnt have much to add
 
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:ss/xurkitree:
[SET]
name: Special Sweeper
move 1: Tail Glow
move 2: Thunderbolt
move 3: Hidden Power Ice
move 4: Energy Ball
item: Shuca Berry
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Xurkitree's very high special attack Special Attack stat and access to the excellent boosting move Tail Glow might make it look like a stupendous wallbreaker and sweeper. Unfortunately, Xurkitree's movepool is mediocre at best, therefore giving it some issues against common foes such as Ferrothorn, Assault Vest Tangrowth, and Galarian Slowking, and a subpar speed tier leaves Xurkitree outrun by several prominent offensive Pokemon, such as offensive Landorus-T, Garchomp, Mega Latias, and Mega Diancie. The one teamstyle Xurkitree can function somewhat decently on is Sticky Webs hyper offense teams, as it outruns much of the offensive metagame after they have had their speed decreased. Unfortunately, Xurkitree has to compete with other, better sweepers that fit on this teamstyle; most notably, Thundurus-T, which has far better coverage, sits at a speed tier that allows it to outrun Landorus-T, has a better defensive typing, and can viably run Z-Moves, therefore making it functionally more powerful and threatening. Additionally, Xurkitree is rather frail, making it vulnerable to priority from the likes of Rillaboom, Mega Lopunny, and Weavile. Faster Pokemon that ignore Sticky Webs altogether also present issues, with like Ground-immune Pokemon such as Mega Latias, Mega Latios, and Hydreigon as well as Heavy-Duty Boots users such as Zeraora, Victini, and Tapu Koko all fitting the bill. Xurkitree should therefore almost never be run on any serious competitive team.

Hidden Power Ice allows Xurkitree to blast through Garchomp and Gliscor without much issue while also hitting Dragon-types like Kommo-o and Grass-types such as Amoonguss and Tangrowth. Energy Ball allows Xurkitree to get past Gastrodon, Hippowdon, and Quagsire. Shuca Berry allows Xurkitree to beat Landorus-T in conjunction with Hidden Power Ice, as Landorus-T is not affected by Sticky Webs and always beats this Xurkitree set otherwise. It also allows Xurkitree to set up on other Ground-types if necessary. Xurkitree should only ever be run on Sticky Webs, so teammates that fit well with the playstyle work very well with Xurkitree. Shuckle can set up Sticky Webs and Stealth Rock to support Xurkitree's sweep, and a Defiant/Contrary user such as Bisharp or Contrary Serperior can help keep the hazards on the field by dissuading and punishing Defog attempts. Other Sticky Webs abusers, such as Mega Scizor, Mega Heracross, Kommo-o, and Thundurus-T are useful teammates. Unfortunately, the existence of the latter essentially invalidates Xurkitree's role on these teams, as Thundurus-T performs its role almost entirely better, and Xurkitree would still be a poor choice for these teams even if Thundurus-T didn't exist thanks to its subpar speed, typing, and movepool.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916]]
- Quality checked by: [[pannuracotta, 517892], [adem, 529732]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
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[SET]
name: Special Sweeper
move 1: Tail Glow
move 2: Thunderbolt
move 3: Hidden Power Ice
move 4: Energy Ball
item: Shuca Berry
ability: Beast Boost
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Xurkitree's very high special attack Special Attack stat and access to the excellent boosting move in Tail Glow might make it look like a stupendous wallbreaker and sweeper. Unfortunately, Xurkitree's movepool is mediocre at best, therefore giving it some mediocre movepool gives it issues against common foes such as Ferrothorn, Assault Vest Tangrowth, and Galarian Slowking, and a subpar Speed tier leaves Xurkitree it outrun by several prominent offensive Pokemon, such as offensive Landorus-T, Garchomp, Mega Latias, and Mega Diancie. The one teamstyle Xurkitree can function somewhat decently on is Sticky Webs hyper offense teams, as it outruns much of the offensive most of the metagame after they have had their speed decreased. Sticky Web. Unfortunately, Xurkitree has to compete with other, better sweepers that fit on this teamstyle; most notably, Thundurus-T, which has far better coverage, sits at a speed tier that allows it to outrun outruns Landorus-T, has a better defensive typing, and can viably run Z-Moves, therefore making it functionally more powerful and threatening. Additionally, Xurkitree is rather frail, making it vulnerable to priority from the likes of Rillaboom, Mega Lopunny, and Weavile. Faster Pokemon that ignore Sticky Webs altogether also present issues, with Ground-immune Pokemon such as Mega Latias, Mega Latios, and Hydreigon as well as Heavy-Duty Boots users such as Zeraora, Victini, and Tapu Koko all fitting the bill. Xurkitree should therefore almost never be run on any serious competitive team.

Hidden Power Ice allows Xurkitree to blast through Garchomp and Gliscor without much issue while also hitting Dragon-types like Kommo-o and Grass-types such as Amoonguss and Tangrowth. Energy Ball allows Xurkitree to get gets past Gastrodon, Hippowdon, and Quagsire. Shuca Berry allows Xurkitree to beat Landorus-T in conjunction with Hidden Power Ice, as Landorus-T is not affected by Sticky Webs and always beats this Xurkitree set otherwise. It also allows Xurkitree to set up on other Ground-types if necessary. Xurkitree should only ever be run on Sticky Webs, so teammates that fit well with the playstyle work very well with Xurkitree. Shuckle can set up Sticky Webs and Stealth Rock to support Xurkitree's sweep, and a Defiant user such as Bisharp or Contrary Serperior can help keep the hazards on the field entry hazards up by dissuading and punishing Defog attempts. Other Sticky Webs abusers, Web attackers such as Mega Scizor, Mega Heracross, Kommo-o, and Thundurus-T are useful teammates. Unfortunately, the existence of the latter essentially invalidates Xurkitree's role on these teams, as Thundurus-T performs its role almost entirely better, and Xurkitree would still be a poor choice for these teams even if Thundurus-T didn't exist thanks to its subpar speed, typing, and movepool. latter essentially invalidates Xurkitree by performing its role almost entirely better.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Sputnik, 475916]]
- Quality checked by: [[pannuracotta, 517892], [adem, 529732]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Finland, 517429]]

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