RU Yanmega

[OVERVIEW]

Yanmega is blessed with two brilliant abilities in Speed Boost and Tinted Lens; the former makes it an incredible late-game cleaner and wrecks frail offensive teams, and the latter gives its STAB moves perfect neutral coverage and is threatening to bulkier teams. Yanmega's Bug / Flying typing gives it the ability to either OHKO or 2HKO walls such as Slowbro, Chesnaught, defensive Venusaur, and, most importantly, Cresselia. However, while Yanmega's typing lets it beat some common walls, it also leaves it weak to common Fire-, Rock-, and Electric-type moves, making it easily threatened by Pokemon such as Salazzle, Gigalith, Diancie, and Rotom-H. It also possesses a 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, meaning that entry hazard support is mandatory when using Yanmega. Finally, even with a Choice Specs equipped, certain special walls like Registeel can still shut Yanmega down with relative ease.

[SET]

name: Speed Boost Sweeper
move 1: Protect
move 2: Bug Buzz
move 3: Air Slash
move 4: Giga Drain
item: Life Orb
ability: Speed Boost
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
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Protect lets Yanmega shield itself from an attack to scout out moves, potential lures, and Choice items, as well as providing it a free turn to get a boost in Speed. Bug Buzz is Yanmega's strongest STAB move, hitting Psychic- and Grass-types like Cresselia and Shaymin super effectively while also bypassing Substitute. Air Slash serves as the backup STAB move, scoring strong hits on Pokemon like Kommo-o and Heracross. Giga Drain is used to hit Rhyperior and heal Life Orb recoil. Hidden Power Fire can be used instead to 2HKO Doublade and Assault Vest Escavalier, which would otherwise wall this set.

Set Details
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The EVs maximize Speed and Special Attack. With Speed Boost making Yanmega faster at the end of every turn and thus able to clean late-game, there is no reason to run a Timid nature. Life Orb is the only item that this set should run, as the power it provides is too good to pass up.

Usage Tips
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This set should be used as a wincon against frail offensive teams and as a late-game sweeper in general. Therefore, it's best to keep Yanmega hidden until your opponent's team has been sufficiently weakened. Using Protect first to get a free Speed boost is a good idea, although if Yanmega is against a Pokemon that it can hit for super effective damage or one that it forces out, such as Slowbro, Chesnaught, Umbreon, and Choice Scarf Heracross that is locked into Close Combat, using Protect isn't necessary. As special walls like Porygon2, Registeel, Mantine, and Florges stop this set, Yanmega should avoid trying to sweep if they're still healthy. Don't switch Yanmega in if Stealth Rock is up if at all possible, as the entry hazard will take 50% of Yanmega's health.

Team Options
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Wallbreakers make good teammates for Yanmega, as they can weaken the opposing team so that Yanmega can sweep easier later on. Nidoqueen can smash Registeel, Florges, and Mantine with its Sheer Force-boosted Earth Power, Sludge Wave, and Thunderbolt, respectively. Pangoro, Kommo-o, and Choice Band Snorlax can also help weaken the opposing team and have decent synergy with Yanmega; Kommo-o and Pangoro resist the Rock-type moves that Yanmega is 4x weak to, while Thick Fat Snorlax and Kommo-o resist the Fire-type moves Yanmega is 2x weak to. As Yanmega loses 50% of its health upon switching into Stealth Rock, Defog or Rapid Spin support is a must. Therefore, Defoggers like Gligar and Mantine are useful, as they both provide Defog support; the former can also cover Yanmega's Electric-type weakness, while the latter can cover its Fire-type weakness. Though they share a Fire weakness, Dhelmise can remove entry hazards with Rapid Spin and take out Florges with its Steelworker-boosted Anchor Shot or Heavy Slam. It can also lure in and weaken Registeel with Earthquake. While Yanmega hates Stealth Rock on its own side, entry hazards on the opposing side are very helpful to give it an easier time with sweeping later on. Gigalith and Rhyperior can set up Stealth Rock and check opposing Fire-types. Froslass, Chesnaught, Roserade, and Dragalge can set up Spikes, and the last two also provide Toxic Spikes.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Bug Buzz
move 2: Air Slash
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Giga Drain
item: Choice Specs
ability: Tinted Lens
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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Bug Buzz is Yanmega's strongest STAB move and is the move that this set will be using most of the time, as Tinted Lens negates its poor coverage. Air Slash is the alternate STAB move, having less power than Bug Buzz but better coverage. With Tinted Lens, Air Slash can 2HKO Doublade. U-turn is used in the third slot to let Yanmega grab momentum. Finally, Giga Drain OHKOes Rhyperior and 2HKOes Milotic after Stealth Rock; it also restores Yanmega's health, letting it break walls for longer periods of time.

Set Details
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The EVs maximize Speed and power. A Timid nature is used so that Yanmega can outrun Heracross, Kommo-o, and Roserade. Choice Specs gives Yanmega the power needed to wallbreak—thanks to Tinted Lens powering up resisted moves, locking Yanmega into Bug Buzz or Air Slash isn't too detrimental for it.

Usage Tips
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While the Speed Boost set works well against frailer offensive teams, this set is best used against more defensive builds. Choice Specs Yanmega has the role of a wallbreaker, smashing holes in the opponent's team for a teammate to clear up later. Generally, if your opponent does not have something on their team that has a 4x resistance to Bug-type moves, spamming Bug Buzz will get the job done. However, if your opponent does have a Pokemon that 4x resists Bug-type moves like Doublade or a Pokemon with Soundproof like Kommo-o, Air Slash or U-turn are safer moves to use. Don't switch Yanmega in if Stealth Rock is up if at all possible, as the entry hazard will take 50% of Yanmega's health. Yanmega can switch into weaker defensive Pokemon like Gligar, Chesnaught, and Umbreon, as they can't sufficiently harm Yanmega.

Team Options
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As this set is more geared towards wallbreaking than sweeping, late-game cleaners like Choice Scarf Heracross, Swords Dance Toxicroak, Dragon Dance Flygon, Reuniclus, and Curse Snorlax are good teammates to clean up what's left of the opponent's team once Yanmega has made a few holes. As this set will be switching in and out often, Stealth Rock or Rapid Spin support is critical. Gligar and Mantine can provide Defog support, and the former can also cover Yanmega's Electric-type weakness, while the latter can cover its Fire-type weakness. Donphan can remove Stealth Rock with Rapid Spin and take out Registeel, which can wall this set. It's also immune to the Electric-type moves that Yanmega is weak to, and Yanmega 4x resists the Grass-type moves Donphan is weak to. While Yanmega hates Stealth Rock on its own side, entry hazards on the opposing side are very helpful to give it an easier time sweeping later on. Gigalith and Rhyperior can set up Stealth Rock and check opposing Fire-types. Froslass, Chesnaught, Roserade, and Dragalge can set up Spikes to give Yanmega an easier time wallbreaking.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Yanmega doesn't have many viable options that aren't already listed above. Ancient Power OHKOes Moltres and 2HKOes Rotom-H, although both are already 2HKOed by Choice Specs-boosted Air Slash and Bug Buzz, respectively. Shadow Ball 2HKOes Doublade, although Hidden Power Fire can also manage this while retaining coverage on Escavalier. It also lacks Giga Drain's coverage and utility. While Roost may seem like a good option to keep Yanmega healthy, in reality it just doesn't have space for it. Flyinium Z or Buginium Z can be used for a 140-Base Power Supersonic Skystrike or a 175-Base Power Savage Spin Out, but Yanmega prefers the constant power of Life Orb or Choice Specs over having a one-time nuke, and there are other Pokemon in RU that can use a Z-Move much more effectively like Salazzle and Flygon.

Checks and Counters
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**Specially Bulky Pokemon**: Even with a Choice Specs, Yanmega can't break Porygon2, Registeel, Mantine, Florges, Gigalith, and Diancie. They can cripple Yanmega with status and stall it out or, in the case of the final two, OHKO with their STAB moves. Defensive Rotom-H is not OHKOed by any of Yanmega's attacks and can OHKO in turn with Overheat. However, the Choice Specs set can 2HKO with Bug Buzz.

**Steel-types**: Steel-types resist both of Yanmega's STAB moves. Registeel walls Yanmega and can stall it out with Toxic. Assault Vest Escavalier 2HKOes with Iron Head and only fears Hidden Power Fire. Doublade walls the Speed Boost set and can use it to set up, although the Choice Specs set can 2HKO with Air Slash.

**Stealth Rock**: Stealth Rock strips 50% of Yanmega's HP, making it far easier to deal with.
 
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Specs Tinted lens Yanmega should definitely be listed as a set in this analysis. Set order can be argued later on, but please add it.
 
Shadow ball should definitely be on the tinted lens set. Doublade is really common, and ancient power is only useful for Moltres, since aerodactyl and rotom heat both take more from bug buzz.
 
Overview

  • Specify which Pokemon it hits hard with that SpA
  • Ancient Power and Shadow Ball aren't really good coverage moves, Moltres is pretty uncommon and is weak to rocks, and Doublade can be weakened down esp with Tinted Slash or Buzz, or by other teammates.
  • The stats are visible on the analysis page, no need to say low Special Defense, if you want to mention it, give examples.
  • Common Fire-, Flying-, and Rock-type weakness? Examples please.
Speed Boost

Moves

  • I'm sure neither HP Fire or Ancient Power are necessary, and Giga Drain is way more common and required because it actually helps Yanmega in the long run considering it is Rocks weak and LO wears it down. It also hits Rhyperior.
  • Please give examples of viable Pokemon in Moves, no Shiinotic isn't an example.
  • Also the set order should be like that in the site right now- 1. Protect 2. Air Slash 3. Bug Buzz 4. Giga Drain.
  • Push HP Fire and Ancient Power to OO
Usage Tips
  • I don't get the reason to post the second point, that should be self explanatory.
  • Add Mantine, Florges, to the list of Porygon2 and Registeel.
  • Include setting hazards beforehand will compliment its ability to sweep teams
  • Mention how dangerous it is against offensive teams and should be the premier wincon.
Team Options
  • Mention that Nidoqueen is a fantastic teammate for Yanmega, as it can deal with Florges / Mantine, as well as Registeel, also because it is the premier Stealth Rock user in the tier.
  • Band Tyrantrum is non-existent and so remove it and put Kommo-O, Pangoro, and Choice Band Snorlax.
  • Defog support is best provided by Mantine and Gligar, so idk why you mentioned Donphan and Dhelmise before them ?_?
  • Donphan is a terrible Stealth Rock user, include Gigalith and Rhyperior, as they deal with Fire- and Flying-type weakness.
  • Idk why you'd want a fast offensive sweeper and a bulky sweeper on the same team lol.
  • In terms of Spikes, Chesnaught, Dragalge, Roserade, and Frosslass are much better. The former three are useful on balance teams while Froslass is an option for hyper offense builds.
Choice Specs

Moves

  • Again, Giga Drain over Ancient Power and lol what is Sleep Talk even for? There's like 2 viable Sleep Powder users, and they have a big chance of not running it anyways.
  • U-turn grabs momentum, not scout the team.
  • Again, give examples.
Set Details
  • Timid Nature should be the preferred nature, Modest shouldn't be really mentioned, as it lets you be hit by Kommo-O, Heracross, Toxicroak, and Adamant Flygon.
  • Reduce the fluff on Yanmega's Special Attack.
Usage Tips
  • Again, U-turn is for getting momentum, not to scout the opponent's team.
  • Mention that its very effective versus balance and bulky builds.
  • Include setting hazards beforehand will compliment its ability to break teams
Team Options
  • Dragon Dance Kommo-O is really mediocre and should never be the recommended teammate, include Choice Scarf Heracross, Toxicroak (really loves Yanmega's ability to beat Doublade and Gligar)
  • Same things w/ Team Options in Speed Boost set for hazard setters and removers
  • The last point is redundant, it should be on Usage Tips tbh.
Checks and Counters

  • Doublade isnt really a good Yanmega check, as it can get worn down fairly easily. Mention Mantine, Diancie, and Snorlax instead.
  • I'm surprised you didn't mention Gigalith, which checks Yanmega really well.

a lot of errors, i'll check again after u implement the changes
 
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In overview use Salazzle, Rhyperior/Gigalith/Diancie, Rotom-H for the examples instead of what you have right now.

Replace 'balanced builds' in the usage tips for the specs set with 'more defensive builds'

OTR Reuniclus in team options, or Reuniclus in general. it benefits from specs yanmega softening some shared counters.

Steel-types in c&c with Escav, Doublade, Registeel. i'm also not sure about having a revenge killers section since a lot of the time its speed boost which p much cant be revenge killed traditionally. you have to tank a hit and kill it back or pressure it with SR or something. Also, the only fire type that can really do anything to yanmega is rotom-h so idk why u have an entire section for them tbh :/ consider replacing it with steel-types and mention rotom-h somewhere, maybe under the bulky pokemon part since it resists both stabs, mention however that it cant tank specs bug buzz /that/ well.

do that and consider it qc approved 1/3
 
Have implemented the changes. Have removed the section on revenge killers. I still feel HP Fire should be listed on the Speed Boost set, as it lets you beat Doublade and Escavalier one on one

252+ SpA Life Orb Yanmega Hidden Power Fire vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Doublade: 205-242 (63.8 - 75.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Yanmega Hidden Power Fire vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Escavalier: 224-265 (65.3 - 77.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
176+ Atk Escavalier Iron Head vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Yanmega: 160-189 (51.1 - 60.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
216+ Atk Doublade Iron Head vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Yanmega: 142-168 (45.3 - 53.6%) -- 37.9% chance to 2HKO
 

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Yeah hp fire is reasonable to mention in moves i wouldnt mind a slash either but for now moves is more appropriate
 
include defog support in team options of speed boost set
in nidoking as a team support for yanmega, say it can handle registeel and florges or mantine, as it checks one or the other because they run either sludge wave or thunderbolt

qc 2/3 approved. write it up afterwards
 

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Your writeup is literally just putting the bulletpoints together and expecting them to form cohesive sentences :( try to make the writeup actually easy to read/understandable and make it in paragraph format, a lot of the sentences just feel unnatural and they don't connect with one another at all
 

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Looks ok but I feel some parts need some beef, especially on the usage tips so lets over it

- Too much praise on the speed boost set under the usage tips imo cause it is honestly not that good. Be more concise with the description, you gotta the right idea but the unnecessary praise eclipses it. Has a good matchup against offensive teams and has good late sweeping potential once checks are weakened and go from there.

- On usage tips of the speed boost set mention it can get an attack safely without the need to protect against certain Pokemon like Scarf Heracross locked into Close Combat, and Pokemon like Chesnaught, Slowbro and Dhelmise. For the sake of someone that is new to the tier, it is important to point that out.

- Same deal with the usage tips on the Choice Specs set. Mention Pokemon that it can afford to switch into if needed. Defensive Pokemon like Umbreon, Chesnaught and Gligar should be mentioned here.

- I think it is fair to add shadow ball to other options. Doesnt miss the KO on standard 252 hp / 96 SpD if it switches into Air Slash but mention you miss on Escavalier and the giga drain coverage.

- Remove Vaporeon mention on the moves section. Mention Milotic instead and it is fair to add gigalith as a giga drain target. It only 3hkos gigalith after stealth rock but taking into account Gigalith has no reliable recovery means it can only switch into specs Yanmega once.

- Pretty sure the checks and counters section shouldnt be bolded, it will screw up the formatting once it gets uploaded pretty sure. Remove the bold from there.

I think this is good to go when you get this covered. Sorry for taking so long. QC 3/3 once implemented
 

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You know it wont go through GP if you change the quality control label, right? Put Copyediting in there, come on. We cant behind those details that should be instinctive.
 

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Overview [OVERVIEW]

Yanmega is blessed with two brilliant abilities in Speed Boost and Tinted Lens; (period to semicolon) the former makes it an incredible late-(AH)game cleaner and wrecks frail offensive teams, and the latter gives its STABs STAB moves perfect neutral coverage and is threatening to bulkier teams. This allows Yanmega to threaten multiple playstyles: its Speed Boost set can wreck frail offensive teams, while its Tinted Lens set is immensely threatening to bulkier, more defensively inclined builds. (moved this to the first sentence, since it seemed a bit detached) Yanmega's Bug / Flying typing gives it the ability to OHKO or 2HKO walls such as Slowbro, Chesnaught, defensive Venusaur, (AC) and, most importantly, Cresselia. (removed line break) However, while Yanmega's has its flaws. While its typing lets it beat some common walls, it also leaves it weak to common Fire-, Rock-, (AC) and Electric-type moves, making it easily threatened by Pokemon such as Salazzle, Gigalith, Diancie, (AC) and Rotom-H. It also possesses a X4 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, meaning Rapid Spin or Defog support is mandatory when using Yanmega. Finally, even with a Choice Specs, certain special walls like Registeel can still shut Yanmega down with relative ease.

[SET]
name: Speed Boost Sweeper
move 1: Protect
move 2: Bug Buzz
move 3: Air Slash
move 4: Giga Drain
item: Life Orb
ability: Speed Boost
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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Protect lets Yanmega dodge an attack and gives it a free Speed Boost. Bug Buzz is Yanmega's strongest STAB move, hitting Psychic- and Grass-types like Cresselia and Shyamin super effectively, (RC) while also bypassing Substitutes. Air Slash serves as the backup STAB move, scoring strong hits on Pokemon like Kommo-o and Heracross. Giga Drain is used to hit Rhyperior, (RC) and heal Life Orb recoil. Hidden Power Fire can be used instead to 2HKO Doublade and Assault Vest Escavalier, who which would otherwise wall this set.

Set Details
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The EVs maximise maximize Speed and Special Attack. With Speed Boost making Yanmega faster at the end of every turn and thus able to clean late-game, there is no reason to run a Timid nature. Life Orb is the only item this set should run, as the power it provides is too good to pass up. Speed Boost makes Yanmega faster at the end of every turn, letting it clean late game. (since the first part of this was in the second sentence, i also added the last part in the same sentence)

Usage Tips
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This set should be used as a wincon against frail offensive teams, (RC) and a late-(AH)game sweeper in general. Therefore, it's best to keep Yanmega hidden in the wings until your opponent's team has been sufficiently weakened. Using Protect first to get a free Speed Boost is a good idea, although if Yanmega can hit the opponent for super effective damage or force them out is against a Pokemon that it can hit for super effective damage or one that it forces out, such as Slowbro, Chesnaught, Umbreon, or Choice Scarf Heracross locked into Close Combat, that isn't necessary. Slowbro, Chesnaught, Umbreon and Choice Scarf Heracross locked into Close Combat are examples of this. (you don't really introduce the examples - "foe" is too vague - so I reworded the sentence and moved the examples) As special walls like Porygon2, Registeel, Mantine, (AC) and Florges stop this set dead, you Yanmega should avoid trying for a sweep if they're still healthy. (removed line break) Don't switch Yanmega in if Stealth Rock is up if at all possible, as the entry hazard will take 50% of Yanmega's health.

Team Options
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Wallbreakers make good teammates for Yanmega, as they can weaken the opposing team so that it Yanmega can sweep easier later on. Nidoqueen can smash Registeel, Florges, (AC) and Mantine with its Sheer Force-(AH)boosted Earth Power, Sludge Wave, (AC) and Thunderbolt, respectively. Pangoro, Kommo-o, (AC) and Choice Band Snorlax can also help weaken the opposing team, (RC) and have decent synergy with Yanmega: Kommo-o and Pangoro resist the Rock-type moves Yanmega is 4X 4x weak to, while Thick Fat Snorlax and Kommo-o resist the Fire-type moves Yanmega is 2x weak to resists, although Snorlax must run Thick Fat to do so. (remove line break) As Yanmega loses 50% of its health to upon switching into Stealth Rock, Defog or Rapid Spin support is a must. Gligar and Mantine can both provide Defog support; Gligar the former can also cover Yanmega's Electric-type weakness, (AC) while Mantine the latter can cover its Fire-type weakness. Though they share a Fire weakness, Dhelmise can remove entry hazards with Rapid Spin and take out Florges with its Steelworker-(AH)boosted Anchor Shot or Heavy Slam. It can also lure in and weaken Registeel with Earthquake. (remove line break) While Yanmega hates Stealth Rock on its own side, entry hazards on the opposing side are very helpful to give it an easier time sweeping later on. Gigalith and Rhyperior can set up Stealth Rock and check opposing Fire-types. Froslass, Chesnaught, Roserade, (AC) and Dragalge can set up Spikes, and in the case of Roserade and Draglage, the last two also provide Toxic Spikes.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Bug Buzz
move 2: Air Slash
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Giga Drain
item: Choice Specs
ability: Tinted Lens
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET DETAILS]
Moves
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Bug Buzz is Yanmega's strongest STAB move, (RC) and is the move this set will be using most of the time, as Tinted Lens negates its poor coverage. Air Slash is the alternate STAB move, having less power than Bug Buzz but better coverage. With Tinted Lens, it can 2HKO Doublade. U-turn is used in the 3rd third slot to let Yanmega grab momentum. Finally, Giga Drain OHKOes Rhyperior and 2HKOes Milotic after Stealth Rock; (ASC) -(remove dash) it also restores Yanmega's health, letting it wallbreak for longer.

Set Details
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The EVs maximise maximize Speed and power. A Timid nature is used so Yanmega can outrun Heracross, Kommo-o, (AC) and Roserade. Choice Specs gives Yanmega the power needed to wallbreak—thanks to Tinted Lens powering up resisted moves, locking itself into Bug Buzz or Air Slash isn't too detrimental for Yanmega.

Usage Tips
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While the Speed Boost set works well against frailer offensive teams, this set is best used against more defensive builds. Choice Specs Yanmega has the role of wallbreaker, smashing holes in the opponent's team for something else a teammate to clear up later. Generally, if your opponent does not have something on their team that X4 4x resists Bug-type moves, spamming Bug Buzz will get the job done. If your opponent does have a Pokémon Pokemon that X4 4x resists Bug-type moves like Doublade or a Pokémon Pokemon with Soundproof like Kommo-o, Air Slash or U-turn are safer moves to use. (remove line break) Don't switch Yanmega in if Stealth Rock is up if at all possible, as the entry hazard will take 50% of Yanmega's health. Yanmega can switch into weaker defensive Pokémon Pokemon like Gligar, Chesnaught, (AC) and Umbreon, as they can't sufficiently harm Yanmega.

Team Options
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As this set is more geared towards wallbreaking than sweeping, late-(AH)game cleaners like Choice Scarf Heracross, Swords Dance Toxicroak, Dragon Dance Flygon, Reuniclus, (AC) and Curse Snorlax are good teammates to clear clean up what's left of the opponent's team once Yanmega's made a few holes.

As this set will be switching in and out often, Stealth Rock or Rapid Spin support is critical. Gligar and Mantine can provide Defog support, the former of which can also cover Yanmega's Electric-type weakness, (AC) while the latter can cover its Fire-type weakness. Donphan can remove Stealth Rock with Rapid Spin, (RC) and take out Registeel, which can wall this set. It's also immune to the Electric-type moves Yanmega is weak to, while Yanmega 4X 4x resists the Grass-type moves Donphan is weak to.

While Yanmega hates Stealth Rock on its own side, entry hazards on the opposing side are very helpful to give it an easier time sweeping later on. Gigalith and Rhyperior can set up Stealth Rock and check opposing Fire-types. Froslass, Chesnaught, Roserade, (AC) and Dragalge can set up Spikes to give Yanmega an easier time wallbreaking.

(consider removing the line breaks)

[OTHER OPTIONS]
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Yanmega doesn't have many viable options that aren't already listed above. Ancient Power OHKOes Moltres and 2HKOes Rotom-H, although both are already 2HKOed by the Choice Specs's Specs-boosted Air Slash and Bug Buzz, respectively. Shadow Ball 2HKOes Doublade, although Hidden Power Fire can also manage this, (RC) while retaining coverage on Escavalier. It also lacks Giga Drain's coverage and utility. While Roost may seem like a good option to keep Yanmega healthy, in reality it just doesn't have space for it. Flyinium Z or Buginium Z can be used for a 140-Base Power Supersonic Skystrike or a 175-Base Power Savage Spin Out, respectively, but Yanmega prefers the constant power of Life Orb or Choice Specs to having a one-(AH)time nuke, and there are other Pokémon Pokemon in RU that can use a Z-Move much more effectively like Salazzle and Flygon.

[CHECKS AND COUNTERS]
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**Specially Bulky Pokemon**: (colon) Even with a Choice Specs, Yanmega can't break Porygon2, Registeel, Mantine, Florges, Gigalith, (AC) and Diancie. In return, They can cripple Yanmega with status and stall it out, (RC) or, (AC) in the case of the final two, OHKO with their STAB moves. Defensive Rotom-H is not OHKOed by any of Yanmega's attacks, (RC) and can OHKO in turn with Overheat. However, the Choice Specs set can 2HKO with Bug Buzz.

**Steel-types**: (colon) Steel-types resist both of Yanmega's STAB moves. Registeel walls Yanmega and can stall it out with Toxic. Assault Vest Escavalier 2HKOes with Iron Head, (RC) and only fears Hidden Power Fire. Doublade walls the Speed Boost set, (RC) and can use it to set up, although the Choice Specs set can 2HKO with Air Slash.

**Stealth Rock**: (colon) Stealth Rock strips Yanmega of 50% of its HP, making it far easier to deal with.
 
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[OVERVIEW]

Yanmega is blessed with two brilliant abilities in Speed Boost and Tinted Lens; the former makes it an incredible late-game cleaner and wrecks frail offensive teams, and the latter gives its STAB moves perfect neutral coverage and is threatening to bulkier teams. Yanmega's Bug / Flying typing gives it the ability to OHKO or 2HKO walls such as Slowbro, Chesnaught, defensive Venusaur, and, most importantly, Cresselia. However, while Yanmega's typing lets it beat some common walls, it also leaves it weak to common Fire-, Rock-, and Electric-type moves, making it easily threatened by Pokemon such as Salazzle, Gigalith, Diancie, and Rotom-H. It also possesses a 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, meaning Rapid Spin or Defog support is mandatory when using Yanmega. Finally, even with a Choice Specs, certain special walls like Registeel can still shut Yanmega down with relative ease.

[SET]
name: Speed Boost Sweeper
move 1: Protect
move 2: Bug Buzz
move 3: Air Slash
move 4: Giga Drain
item: Life Orb
ability: Speed Boost
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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Protect lets Yanmega dodge block an attack and gives it a free Speed Boost. Bug Buzz is Yanmega's strongest STAB move, hitting Psychic- and Grass-types like Cresselia and Shyamin super effectively while also bypassing Substitutes Substitute. Air Slash serves as the backup STAB move, scoring strong hits on Pokemon like Kommo-o and Heracross. Giga Drain is used to hit Rhyperior and heal Life Orb recoil. Hidden Power Fire can be used instead to 2HKO Doublade and Assault Vest Escavalier, which would otherwise wall this set.

Set Details
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The EVs maximize Speed and Special Attack. With Speed Boost making Yanmega faster at the end of every turn and thus able to clean late-game, there is no reason to run a Timid nature. Life Orb is the only item this set should run, as the power it provides is too good to pass up.

Usage Tips
========

This set should be used as a wincon against frail offensive teams and as a late-game sweeper in general. Therefore, it's best to keep Yanmega hidden until your opponent's team has been sufficiently weakened. Using Protect first to get a free Speed Boost is a good idea, although if Yanmega is against a Pokemon that it can hit for super effective damage or one that it forces out, such as Slowbro, Chesnaught, Umbreon, or Choice Scarf Heracross locked into Close Combat, that isn't necessary. As special walls like Porygon2, Registeel, Mantine, and Florges stop this set dead, Yanmega should avoid trying for a to sweep if they're still healthy. Don't switch Yanmega in if Stealth Rock is up if at all possible, as the entry hazard will take 50% of Yanmega's health.

Team Options
========

Wallbreakers make good teammates for Yanmega, as they can weaken the opposing team so that Yanmega can sweep easier later on. Nidoqueen can smash Registeel, Florges, and Mantine with its Sheer Force-boosted Earth Power, Sludge Wave, and Thunderbolt, respectively. Pangoro, Kommo-o, and Choice Band Snorlax can also help weaken the opposing team and have decent synergy with Yanmega: Kommo-o and Pangoro resist the Rock-type moves Yanmega is 4x weak to, while Thick Fat Snorlax and Kommo-o resist the Fire-type moves Yanmega is 2x weak to. As Yanmega loses 50% of its health upon switching into Stealth Rock, Defog or Rapid Spin support is a must. Gligar and Mantine can both provide Defog support; the former can also cover Yanmega's Electric-type weakness, while the latter can cover its Fire-type weakness. Though they share a Fire weakness, Dhelmise can remove entry hazards with Rapid Spin and take out Florges with its Steelworker-boosted Anchor Shot or Heavy Slam. It can also lure in and weaken Registeel with Earthquake. While Yanmega hates Stealth Rock on its own side, entry hazards on the opposing side are very helpful to give it an easier time sweeping later on. Gigalith and Rhyperior can set up Stealth Rock and check opposing Fire-types. Froslass, Chesnaught, Roserade, and Dragalge can set up Spikes, and the last two also provide Toxic Spikes.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Bug Buzz
move 2: Air Slash
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Giga Drain
item: Choice Specs
ability: Tinted Lens
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET DETAILS]
Moves
========

Bug Buzz is Yanmega's strongest STAB move and is the move this set will be using most of the time, as Tinted Lens negates its poor coverage. Air Slash is the alternate STAB move, having less power than Bug Buzz but better coverage. With Tinted Lens, it can 2HKO Doublade. U-turn is used in the third slot to let Yanmega grab momentum. Finally, Giga Drain OHKOes Rhyperior and 2HKOes Milotic after Stealth Rock; it also restores Yanmega's health, letting it wallbreak for longer.

Set Details
========

The EVs maximize Speed and power. A Timid nature is used so Yanmega can outrun Heracross, Kommo-o, and Roserade. Choice Specs gives Yanmega the power needed to wallbreak—thanks to Tinted Lens powering up resisted moves, locking itself into Bug Buzz or Air Slash isn't too detrimental for Yanmega.

Usage Tips
========

While the Speed Boost set works well against frailer offensive teams, this set is best used against more defensive builds. Choice Specs Yanmega has the role of wallbreaker, smashing holes in the opponent's team for a teammate to clear up later. Generally, if your opponent does not have something on their team that 4x resists Bug-type moves, spamming Bug Buzz will get the job done. If your opponent does have a Pokemon that 4x resists Bug-type moves like Doublade or a Pokemon with Soundproof like Kommo-o, Air Slash or U-turn are safer moves to use. Don't switch Yanmega in if Stealth Rock is up if at all possible, as the entry hazard will take 50% of Yanmega's health. Yanmega can switch into weaker defensive Pokemon like Gligar, Chesnaught, and Umbreon, as they can't sufficiently harm Yanmega.

Team Options
========

As this set is more geared towards wallbreaking than sweeping, late-game cleaners like Choice Scarf Heracross, Swords Dance Toxicroak, Dragon Dance Flygon, Reuniclus, and Curse Snorlax are good teammates to clean up what's left of the opponent's team once Yanmega's Yanmega has (I prefer to not use contractions with has) made a few holes. As this set will be switching in and out often, Stealth Rock or Rapid Spin support is critical. Gligar and Mantine can provide Defog support, the former of which can also cover Yanmega's Electric-type weakness, while the latter can cover its Fire-type weakness. Donphan can remove Stealth Rock with Rapid Spin and take out Registeel, which can wall this set. It's also immune to the Electric-type moves Yanmega is weak to, while Yanmega 4x resists the Grass-type moves Donphan is weak to. While Yanmega hates Stealth Rock on its own side, entry hazards on the opposing side are very helpful to give it an easier time sweeping later on. Gigalith and Rhyperior can set up Stealth Rock and check opposing Fire-types. Froslass, Chesnaught, Roserade, and Dragalge can set up Spikes to give Yanmega an easier time wallbreaking.

[OTHER OPTIONS]
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options

========

Yanmega doesn't have many viable options that aren't already listed above. Ancient Power OHKOes Moltres and 2HKOes Rotom-H, although both are already 2HKOed by Choice Specs-boosted Air Slash and Bug Buzz, respectively. Shadow Ball 2HKOes Doublade, although Hidden Power Fire can also manage this while retaining coverage on Escavalier. It also lacks Giga Drain's coverage and utility. While Roost may seem like a good option to keep Yanmega healthy, in reality it just doesn't have space for it. Flyinium Z or Buginium Z can be used for a 140-Base Power Supersonic Skystrike or a 175-Base Power Savage Spin Out,(AC) but Yanmega prefers the constant power of Life Orb or Choice Specs to over having a one-time nuke, and there are other Pokemon in RU that can use a Z-Move much more effectively like Salazzle and Flygon.

[CHECKS AND COUNTERS]
Checks and Counters

========

**Specially Bulky Pokemon**: Even with a Choice Specs, Yanmega can't break Porygon2, Registeel, Mantine, Florges, Gigalith, and Diancie. They can cripple Yanmega with status and stall it out or, in the case of the final two, OHKO with their STAB moves. Defensive Rotom-H is not OHKOed by any of Yanmega's attacks and can OHKO in turn with Overheat. However, the Choice Specs set can 2HKO with Bug Buzz.

**Steel-types**: Steel-types resist both of Yanmega's STAB moves. Registeel walls Yanmega and can stall it out with Toxic. Assault Vest Escavalier 2HKOes with Iron Head and only fears Hidden Power Fire. Doublade walls the Speed Boost set and can use it to set up, although the Choice Specs set can 2HKO with Air Slash.

**Stealth Rock**: Stealth Rock strips Yanmega of 50% of its Yanmega's HP (much clearer), making it far easier to deal with.
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[OVERVIEW]

Yanmega is blessed with two brilliant abilities in Speed Boost and Tinted Lens; the former makes it an incredible late-game cleaner and wrecks frail offensive teams, and the latter gives its STAB moves perfect neutral coverage and is threatening to bulkier teams. Yanmega's Bug / Flying typing gives it the ability to either OHKO or 2HKO walls such as Slowbro, Chesnaught, defensive Venusaur, and, most importantly, Cresselia. However, while Yanmega's typing lets it beat some common walls, it also leaves it weak to common Fire-, Rock-, and Electric-type moves, making it easily threatened by Pokemon such as Salazzle, Gigalith, Diancie, and Rotom-H. It also possesses a 4x weakness to Stealth Rock, meaning Rapid Spin or Defog that entry hazard support is mandatory when using Yanmega. Finally, even with a Choice Specs equipped, certain special walls like Registeel can still shut Yanmega down with relative ease.

[SET]

name: Speed Boost Sweeper
move 1: Protect
move 2: Bug Buzz
move 3: Air Slash
move 4: Giga Drain
item: Life Orb
ability: Speed Boost
nature: Modest
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
========

Protect lets Yanmega shield itself from an attack to scout out moves, potential lures, and Choice items, as well as providing it a free turn to get a boost in Speed block and gives it a free Speed Boost (This change was requested by arikado). Bug Buzz is Yanmega's strongest STAB move, hitting Psychic- and Grass-types like Cresselia and Shaymin super effectively while also bypassing Substitute. Air Slash serves as the backup STAB move, scoring strong hits on Pokemon like Kommo-o and Heracross. Giga Drain is used to hit Rhyperior and heal Life Orb recoil. Hidden Power Fire can be used instead to 2HKO Doublade and Assault Vest Escavalier, which would otherwise wall this set.

Set Details
========

The EVs maximize Speed and Special Attack. With Speed Boost making Yanmega faster at the end of every turn and thus able to clean late-game, there is no reason to run a Timid nature. Life Orb is the only item that this set should run, as the power it provides is too good to pass up.

Usage Tips
========

This set should be used as a wincon against frail offensive teams and as a late-game sweeper in general. Therefore, it's best to keep Yanmega hidden until your opponent's team has been sufficiently weakened. Using Protect first to get a free Speed boost is a good idea, although if Yanmega is against a Pokemon that it can hit for super effective damage or one that it forces out, such as Slowbro, Chesnaught, Umbreon, or and Choice Scarf Heracross that is locked into Close Combat, that using Protect isn't necessary. As special walls like Porygon2, Registeel, Mantine, and Florges stop this set dead, Yanmega should avoid trying to sweep if they're still healthy. Don't switch Yanmega in if Stealth Rock is up if at all possible, as the entry hazard will take 50% of Yanmega's health.

Team Options
========

Wallbreakers make good teammates for Yanmega, as they can weaken the opposing team so that Yanmega can sweep easier later on. Nidoqueen can smash Registeel, Florges, and Mantine with its Sheer Force-boosted Earth Power, Sludge Wave, and Thunderbolt, respectively. Pangoro, Kommo-o, and Choice Band Snorlax can also help weaken the opposing team and have decent synergy with Yanmega; (Colon into Semicolon) Kommo-o and Pangoro resist the Rock-type moves that Yanmega is 4x weak to, while Thick Fat Snorlax and Kommo-o resist the Fire-type moves Yanmega is 2x weak to. As Yanmega loses 50% of its health upon switching into Stealth Rock, Defog or Rapid Spin support is a must. Therefore, Defoggers like Gligar and Mantine are useful, as they can both provide Defog support; the former can also cover Yanmega's Electric-type weakness, while the latter can cover its Fire-type weakness. Though they share a Fire weakness, Dhelmise can remove entry hazards with Rapid Spin and take out Florges with its Steelworker-boosted Anchor Shot or Heavy Slam. It can also lure in and weaken Registeel with Earthquake. While Yanmega hates Stealth Rock on its own side, entry hazards on the opposing side are very helpful to give it an easier time with sweeping later on. Gigalith and Rhyperior can set up Stealth Rock and check opposing Fire-types. Froslass, Chesnaught, Roserade, and Dragalge can set up Spikes, and the last two also provide Toxic Spikes.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Bug Buzz
move 2: Air Slash
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Giga Drain
item: Choice Specs
ability: Tinted Lens
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

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

Bug Buzz is Yanmega's strongest STAB move and is the move that this set will be using most of the time, as Tinted Lens negates its poor coverage. Air Slash is the alternate STAB move, having less power than Bug Buzz but better coverage. With Tinted Lens, it (Which one? Bug Buzz or Air Slash? Replace "it" with the appropriate move) can 2HKO Doublade. U-turn is used in the third slot to let Yanmega grab momentum. Finally, Giga Drain OHKOes Rhyperior and 2HKOes Milotic after Stealth Rock; it also restores Yanmega's health, letting it wallbreak break walls for longer periods of time.

Set Details
========

The EVs maximize Speed and power. A Timid nature is used so that Yanmega can outrun Heracross, Kommo-o, and Roserade. Choice Specs gives Yanmega the power needed to wallbreak—thanks to Tinted Lens powering up resisted moves, locking itself Yanmega into Bug Buzz or Air Slash isn't too detrimental for Yanmega it.

Usage Tips
========

While the Speed Boost set works well against frailer offensive teams, this set is best used against more defensive builds. Choice Specs Yanmega has the role of a wallbreaker, smashing holes in the opponent's team for a teammate to clear up later. Generally, if your opponent does not have something on their team that has a 4x resists resistance to Bug-type moves, spamming Bug Buzz will get the job done. However, if your opponent does have a Pokemon that 4x resists Bug-type moves like Doublade or a Pokemon with Soundproof like Kommo-o, Air Slash or U-turn are safer moves to use. Don't switch Yanmega in if Stealth Rock is up if at all possible, as the entry hazard will take 50% of Yanmega's health. Yanmega can switch into weaker defensive Pokemon like Gligar, Chesnaught, and Umbreon, as they can't sufficiently harm Yanmega.

Team Options
========

As this set is more geared towards wallbreaking than sweeping, late-game cleaners like Choice Scarf Heracross, Swords Dance Toxicroak, Dragon Dance Flygon, Reuniclus, and Curse Snorlax are good teammates to clean up what's left of the opponent's team once Yanmega has made a few holes. As this set will be switching in and out often, Stealth Rock or Rapid Spin support is critical. Gligar and Mantine can provide Defog support, and the former of which can also cover Yanmega's Electric-type weakness, while the latter can cover its Fire-type weakness. Donphan can remove Stealth Rock with Rapid Spin and take out Registeel, which can wall this set. It's also immune to the Electric-type moves that Yanmega is weak to, while and Yanmega 4x resists the Grass-type moves Donphan is weak to. While Yanmega hates Stealth Rock on its own side, entry hazards on the opposing side are very helpful to give it an easier time sweeping later on. Gigalith and Rhyperior can set up Stealth Rock and check opposing Fire-types. Froslass, Chesnaught, Roserade, and Dragalge can set up Spikes to give Yanmega an easier time wallbreaking.

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

Yanmega doesn't have many viable options that aren't already listed above. Ancient Power OHKOes Moltres and 2HKOes Rotom-H, although both are already 2HKOed by Choice Specs-boosted Air Slash and Bug Buzz, respectively. Shadow Ball 2HKOes Doublade, although Hidden Power Fire can also manage this while retaining coverage on Escavalier. It also lacks Giga Drain's coverage and utility. While Roost may seem like a good option to keep Yanmega healthy, in reality it just doesn't have space for it. Flyinium Z or Buginium Z can be used for a 140-Base Power Supersonic Skystrike or a 175-Base Power Savage Spin Out, but Yanmega prefers the constant power of Life Orb or Choice Specs over having a one-time nuke, and there are other Pokemon in RU that can use a Z-Move much more effectively like Salazzle and Flygon.

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

**Specially Bulky Pokemon**: Even with a Choice Specs, Yanmega can't break Porygon2, Registeel, Mantine, Florges, Gigalith, and Diancie. They can cripple Yanmega with status and stall it out or, in the case of the final two, OHKO with their STAB moves. Defensive Rotom-H is not OHKOed by any of Yanmega's attacks and can OHKO in turn with Overheat. However, the Choice Specs set can 2HKO with Bug Buzz.
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**Steel-types**: Steel-types resist both of Yanmega's STAB moves. Registeel walls Yanmega and can stall it out with Toxic. Assault Vest Escavalier 2HKOes with Iron Head and only fears Hidden Power Fire. Doublade walls the Speed Boost set and can use it to set up, although the Choice Specs set can 2HKO with Air Slash.
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**Stealth Rock**: Stealth Rock strips 50% of Yanmega's HP, making it far easier to deal with.
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