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Copyediting Floatzel [GP 1/2]

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    [OVERVIEW]

    Thanks to it's great Speed stat, Floatzel is able to outspeed almost the whole unboosted megagame and, in conjunction with its offensive stats it's able to pressure many offensive Pokemon such as Pyroar, Golurk, Archeops, and Passimian. Floatzel has access to a combination of unresisted coverage moves, which makes it one of the best offensive Water-types in the tier, it also has access to Taunt, which lets it annoy bulkier builds. The ability Swift Swim also gives it good match up versus Pokemon like Kabutops in rain. However, Floatzel is not bulky and will die to priority moves very easily, and despite its very good Speed stat, it can still get outsped and revenge killed by common Choice Scarf users such as Primeape and Pyroar.

    [SET]
    name: Specially Offensive
    move 1: Hydro Pump
    move 2: Ice Beam
    move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Taunt
    move 4: Focus Blast
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Swift Swim / Water Veil
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

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

    Hydro Pump is Floatzel's main STAB move, hitting everything that isn't immune or doesn't resist it relatively hard. Ice Beam hits Grass-types as Lilligant, Shiftry, and Lurantis that Floatzel otherwise lets come in for free. Hidden Power Grass hits Gastrodon, which would otherwise wall Floatzel; it also chips Lanturn and Poliwrath. Taunt can be used if being walled by Gastrodon isn't a concern. Focus Blast rounds off Floatzel's moveset quite nicely, as it is able to hit Pokemon like Ferroseed, Cradily, and Abomasnow, which it'd otherwise struggle against. Surf is also an option over Hydro Pump for its superior accuracy; however, Hydro Pump is still preferred due to its higher Base Power.

    Set Details
    ========

    252 Special Attack EVs maximize Floatzel's cleaning capabilities. 252 Speed EVs with a Timid nature make Floatzel as fast as possible. Life Orb further enhances Floatzel's damage output to hit even harder. Swift Swim gives Floatzel a good matchup against rain; Water Veil can be used if you don't want Floatzel to be chipped by burn damage. Floatzel's Speed tier lets it outspeed almost the whole unboosted metagame, which include fast Pokemon such as Pyroar, Archeops, Lycanroc, and Alolan Raichu.


    Usage Tips
    ========

    Floatzel should be brought in by switching twice in a row or with slow VoltTurn support so that it doesn't have to take a hit, as it has very lackluster bulk. Floatzel functions as a great late-game cleaner due to its great Speed tier. Floatzel should be used to revenge kill common meta threats such as Pyroar, Archeops, and Magmortar. Whenever Floatzel is up against Pokemon such as Musharna, Sableye, or Ferroseed it can use Taunt to prevent Musharna from setting up, Sableye from recovering or spreading status, and to prevent Ferroseed from getting up hazards.

    Team Options
    ========

    Magmortar is a great teammate because it can weaken Lanturn and it really appreciates the removal of Fire-types while also resisting Grass and breaking through Pokemon like Ferroseed and Poliwrath. Ferroseed resists both Grass- and Electric-type attacks for Floatzel, while also supporting it with Stealth Rock and/or Spikes; in return, Floatzel pressures Fire-types such as Magmortar and Pyroar for Ferroseed. Offensive Grass-types such as Abomasnow, Lilligant, and Shiftry all appreciate Floatzel's ability to pressure their checks, such as Magmortar, Pyroar, and Turtonator. Archeops, while not having any useful resistances for Floatzel, can break through bulkier Grass-types like Cradily and Lurantis as well as setting up Stealth Rock, which greatly aids Floatzel in wallbreaking. Floatzel appreciates slow VoltTurn support to come in without having to take a hit; Pokemon like Mesprit, Lanturn, and Togedemaru can fill this role, and the latter two also provide an electric immunity. Eelektross is another good Volt Switch/U-Turn user, it can also weaken Lanturn with Giga Drain and beat Ferroseed with Flamethrower.

    [SET]
    name: Bulk Up
    move 1: Bulk Up
    move 2: Waterfall
    move 3: Low Kick
    move 4: Aqua Jet / Ice Punch
    item: Fightinium Z
    ability: Water Veil
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

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

    Bulk Up boosts Floatzel's Attack and Defense stat to great levels. Waterfall is Floatzel's best physical STAB move that hits very hard when boosted. Low Kick hits most Steel-types and Cradily, which would otherwise wall this set. Aqua Jet is used to clean up late-game if your opponent still has a weakened Choice Scarf user or a priority user. Ice Punch can be used to hit Lilligant without using your Z-Move; it also hits Gourgeist-XL which is immune to Floatzel's Z-Move and a bigger concern than Choice Scarf users.

    Set Details
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    252 Attack EVs paired with 252 Speed EVs and a Jolly Nature maximize Floatzel's capabilities to sweep. Water Veil prevents Floatzel from being burned by the likes of Sableye, which would otherwise cripple Floatzel. Fightinium Z in conjunction with Low Kick allows Floatzel to OHKO Ferroseed at +1; it also does good damage to Lanturn.

    Usage Tips
    ========

    Floatzel should be used as a late-game sweeper because it will struggle to get kills without the opposing team being weakened. You should always be wary about using your Z-Move as soon as you reveal Bulk Up because your opponent can easily pivot around it. Only bring Floatzel in when it's safe to revenge kill a foe or set up with Bulk Up. Aqua Jet can be used to revenge kill weakened Choice Scarf users; it also gets around Sucker Punch users. Bulk Up allows Floatzel to take more priority moves such as Mach Punch and Sucker Punch. Bluffing your Floatzel set by switching twice in a row early-game can be helpful when actually starting to set up.

    Team Options
    ========

    Ferroseed is a really good partner because it can spread Leech Seed and set up Spikes and Stealth Rock, which Floatzel really appreciates; in return, Floatzel pressures Magmortar and Pyroar. Tangela is an excellent teammate because it is also able to spread Leech Seed, which lets Floatzel come in more easily, and it has access to Sleep Powder, which makes a Pokemon become Floatzel's setup fodder. In return Floatzel pressures Fire types such as Magmortar and Pyroar. Pokemon such as Pyroar, Archeops, Magmortar, and Abomasnow are all capable of breaking through Grass-types that this set cannot break after using its Z-move. Pokemon that appreciate Ferroseed removed such as Kangaskhan, Stoutland, Abomasnow, Musharna, and Carracosta all appreciate Floatzel as a partner, as it can lure in and KO Ferroseed for these Pokemon. Floatzel really appreciates slow VoltTurn support, which allows it to avoid taking a hit. Pokemon such as Pyroar, Carracosta, and Alolan Raichu that appreciate special walls gone such as Type: Null and Clefairy appreciate this Floatzel set a lot.

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

    A set with Choice Specs and Switcheroo can also be used to cripple specially defensive walls. After trading Choice Specs, however, Floatzel is fairly weak. Life Orb specially oriented Floatzel with Aqua Jet over Hidden Power Grass or Taunt is an option if Choice Scarf Pyroar is a big problem for your team. Modest Floatzel with Choice Scarf is also an option, as it's able to outspeed almost the whole unboosted metagame bar Ninjask with Speed Boost, Choice Scarf Alolan Raichu, and Choice Scarf Pyroar. A Bulk Up set utilizing Groundium Z and Dig for Lanturn can be used but is generally less useful than Fightinium Z. A Floatzel set utilizing Choice Band can be used; however, pivoting around this is relatively easy. Waterium Z is also an option to nuke anything that doesn't resist it at +1, but it's mostly outclassed by Fightinium Z. Substitute and Focus Punch with Fightinium Z can also be used to have a chance to OHKO Lanturn at +1 with All-Out Pummeling, but it leaves Floatzel with a worse move after using your Z-Move because it can have a hard time keeping its Substitute intact.

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

    **Bulky Water-types**: Bulky Water-types, especially specially defensive ones that are able to eat Hidden Power Grass such as Qwilfish, Poliwrath, and Ludicolo, can give Floatzel a hard time. Lanturn is also able take on special sets even if they carry Hidden Power Grass and can retaliate with Volt Switch.

    **Electric-types**: Faster Electric-types such as Electrode, Zebstrika, Choice Scarf Alolan Raichu, and Choice Scarf Manectric all outspeed and OHKO Floatzel with their STAB moves, though they must be wary of Aqua Jet when weakened. Eelektross is also a very good switch-in.

    **Bulky Pokemon**: Bulky Pokemon like Clefairy, Cradily, Ferroseed, Type: Null, and Munchlax are all able to eat Floatzel's attacks but must be wary of the physical set.

    **Priority Moves**: Floatzel's bulk is very lackluster, which makes it very easy to chip with moves such as Mach Punch and Sucker Punch from user such as Skuntank, Absol, Hitmonchan, and Gurdurr because the chip damage racks up rather fast.

    **Faster Pokemon**: Because of Floatzel's mediocre bulk it can not stay in against Choice Scarf users such as Primeape, Pyroar, and Haunter because they can all KO it with little prior damage.
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    [OVERVIEW]

    Because of Floatzel's great Speed stat it is able to outspeed almost the whole unboosted metagame. It's able to pressure many offensive mons Pokemon such as Pyroar, Golurk, Archeops and Passimian due to its great Speed stat and offensive stats. It has access to almost unresisted coverage moves, (A,) which makes it one of the best offensive Water-types in the tier; (A;) it also has access to Taunt, (A,) which lets it annoy bulkier builds. The ability Swift Swim gives it good match up versus things like Kabutops in rain. As Floatzel is not bulky, which means it dies it will die to priority moves very easily. Despite its very good Speed stat it can still get outsped by common Choice Scarf users such as Primeape and Pyroar.

    [SET]
    name: Specially Offensive
    move 1: Hydro Pump
    move 2: Ice Beam
    move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Taunt
    move 4: Focus Blast
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Swift Swim / Water Veil
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

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

    Hydro Pump is Floatzel's main STAB move, that hits hitting everything that isn't immune or doesn't resist it relatively hard. Ice Beam hits Grass types as Lilligant, Shiftry and Lurantis which that Floatzel otherwise lets in for free. Hidden Power Grass hits Gastrodon, (A,) which would otherwise checks Floatzel; (A;) it also chips Lanturn and Poliwrath. Taunt can be used on Floatzel if being walled by Gastrodon isn't a concern. Focus Blast rounds off Floatzel's moveset quite nicely being as it is able to hit things Pokemon (things -> Pokemon is not completely necessary, it's just more specific.) like Ferroseed, Cradily and Abomasnow which it'd otherwise struggle versus against. Surf is also an option over Hydro Pump for its superior accuracy, (A,) however Hydro Pump is still usually preffered due to its higher Base Power.

    Set Details
    ========

    Max 252 Special Attack EVs investment maximizes Floatzel's cleaning capabilities. 252 Speed EVs with a Timid Nature make Floatzel as fast as possible. Life Orb further enhances Floatzel's damage output to hit even harder possible. (Even harder/As hard as possible) Swift Swim gives Floatzel a good match up versus against rain; (A;) alternatively, Water Veil can be used if you don't want to be chipped by burn damage. Floatzel's speed tier lets it outspeed almost the whole unboosted metagame which include fast mons Pokemon such as Pyroar, Archeops, Lycanroc and Alolan Raichu.


    Usage Tips
    ========

    Floatzel should be brought in with doubles by switching twice in a row or with slow VoltTurn support (Revenge killing could also be mentioned here) so it doesn't have to take a hit, (A,) as because it does not want to take a hit due to its has very lackluster bulk. Floatzel functions as a great late-game cleaner due to its great speed tier. Floatzel should be used to revenge kill common meta threats such as Pyroar, Archeops and Magmortar. Whenever Floatzel is up against mons Pokemon such as Musharna, Sableye and Ferroseed it can use Taunt to prevent Musharna from setting up, or to prevent Sableye from recovering or spreading status or to prevent and preventing Ferroseed from getting up hazards.

    Team Options
    ========

    Magmortar is a great teammate because it really appreciates Fire types being gone the removal of Fire-types, whilst also resisting Grass types and breaking through mons Pokemon like Ferroseed and Poliwrath; (A;) it can also weaken Lanturn for Floatzel if it's running Earthquake for Floatzel. (Moved this because I thought you were saying it carries Earthquake to hit Floatzel.) Ferroseed resists both Grass and Electric-type attacks for Floatzel, (A,) whilst also supporting it with Stealth Rocks and/or Spikes; (A;) in return, (A,) Floatzel pressures Fire-types such as Magmortar and Pyroar for Ferroseed. Offensive Grass types such as Abomasnow, Lilligant and Shiftry all appreciate Floatzel's ability to pressure their checks, (A,) such as Magmortar, Pyroar and Turtonator. Archeops, (A,) while not having any useful resistances for Floatzel, (A,) can break through bulkier Grass types like Cradily and Lurantis as well as setting up Stealth Rocks, (A,) which that greatly aids Floatzel in wallbreaking. Floatzel itself really appreciates slow Volt-Turn support, allowing it to come in without having to take a hit; Pokemon mons like Mesprit, Lanturn and Togedemaru can fill this role, - the latter two also provide an electric immunity. Eelektross is another good Volt Switch/U-Turn VoltTurn user, (A,) as it can also weaken Lanturn with Giga Drain and beat Ferroseed with Flamethrower.

    [SET]
    name: Bulk Up
    move 1: Bulk Up
    move 2: Waterfall
    move 3: Low Kick
    move 4: Aqua Jet / Ice Punch
    item: Fightinium Z
    ability: Water Veil
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

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

    Bulk Up boosts Floatzel's Attack and Defense stats to even greater levels. Waterfall is Floatzel's best physical STAB move that hits fairy very hard when boosted. (You didn't mean Fairy-type, right?) Low Kick hits most Steel types and Cradily, (A,) which that would otherwise wall this set. Aqua Jet is used to clean up late-game if your opponent still has a weakened Choice Scarf user or a priority user. Ice Punch can be used if to hitting Lilligant without using your Z-Move; (A;) it also hits Gourgeist which is immune to your Z-Move and is a bigger concern than Choice Scarf users.

    Set Details
    ========

    Max 252 Attack EVs paired with Max 252 Speed EVs and a Jolly Nature maximize Floatzel's capabilities to sweep. Water Veil prevents Floatzel from being burned by the likes of Sableye, (A,) which would otherwise cripple Floatzel. Fightinium Z in conjunction with Low Kick allows Floatzel to OHKO Ferroseed at +1; (A;) it also does good damage to Lanturn. (Commas replaced with semi-colons could also be replace with a full stop in some cases.)

    Usage Tips
    ========

    This Floatzel set should be used as a late-game sweeper because it will struggle to get kills without the opposing team being weakened. You should always be wary with about using your Z-Move as soon as you reveal Bulk Up because your opponent can easily pivot around it. Only bring Floatzel in when it's safe to revenge kill or set up (Added space) with Bulk Up. Aqua Jet can be used to revenge kill weakened Choice Scarf users; (A;) it also gets around Sucker Punch users. Bulk Up allows Floatzel to take more priority moves such as Mach Punch and Sucker Punches. Bluffing your Floatzel set by doubling switching twice in a row early-game can be really helpful when actually starting to set up (Added space).

    Team Options
    ========

    Ferroseed is a really good partner because it can spread Leech Seed and set up (Added space) Spikes and Stealth Rocks, (A,) which Floatzel really appreciates; (A;) in return, Floatzel pressures Magmortar and Pyroar in return. Tangela is an excellent teammate because it is also able to spread Leech Seed which lets Floatzel come in a bit easier more easily and it has access to Sleep Powder, (A,) which can make those mons Floatzel foddeur makes a Pokemon become Floatzel's setup fodder. In return, (A,) Floatzel pressures Fire-types such as Magmortar and Pyroar. Mons Pokemon such as Pyroar, Archeops, Magmortar and Abomasnow are all all capable of breaking through Grass types that this set cannot (Removed space) break after using its Z-Move. Mons Pokemon that appreciate Ferroseed gone removed such as Kangaskhan, Stoutland, Abomasnow, Musharna and Carracosta all really appreciate this Floatzel set because as it can lure in Ferroseed for these mons Pokemon. Floatzel really appreciates slow Volt-Turn support, which allows it to avoid taking a hit because it doesn't have to take a hit after coming in. Things Pokemon that appreciate special walls gone such as Type: Null and Clefairy really appreciate this Floatzel set a lot. Examples include such as Pyroar, Carracosta, Alolan Raichu and Magmortar.

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

    A set with Choice Specs and Switcheroo can also be used to cripple specially defensive walls. (A.) After trading the Choice Specs, however, Floatzel is fairly weak. Life Orb specially oriented Floatzel with Aqua Jet over Hidden Power Grass or Taunt is an option if Choice Scarf Pyroar is a big problem for your team. Modest Floatzel with Choice Scarf is also an option because as it's able to outspeed almost the whole unboosted metagame bar Ninjask with Speed Boost, Choice Scarf Alolan Raichu and Choice Scarf Pyroar. A Bulk Up set utilizing Groundium Z and Dig for Lanturn can be used but is generally less usefull than Fightinium Z. A Floatzel set utilizing Choice Band can be used however pivoting around this is relatively easy. Waterium Z is also an option to nuke anything that doesnt resist it at +1, (A,) however it's mostly outclassed by Fightinium Z. Substitute and Focus Punch with Fightinium Z can also be used to have a chance to OHKO Lanturn at +1 with All Out Pummeling, (A,) but it leaves it with a worse move after using your Z-Move because Floatzel can have a hard time keeping its substitute intact.

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

    **Bulky Water types** Bulky Water types, especially specially (This isn't wrong, but it sounds a little funny. Personally I don't believe it warrants a change.) defensive Bulky Water-types that are able to eat even a Hidden Power Grasses from Floatzel such as Qwilfish, Poliwrath, Gastrodon (if lacking Hidden Power Grass) ("able to eat even a Hidden Power Grass" followed by "if lacking Hidden Power Grass" is a little strange; maybe remove Gastrodon.) and Ludicolo. Lanturn is also able take on special sets even if they carry Hidden Power Grass and can retaliate with Volt Switch.

    **Electric-types** Faster Electric types such as Electrode, Zebstrika, Choice Scarf Alolan Raichu and Choice Scarf Manectric all outspeed and OHKO Floatzel with their STAB moves, although they must be wary of Aqua Jet when weakened. Eelektross is also a very good switch in., but they all must be wary of Aqua Jet when weakened.

    **Specially Bulky Pokemons** Bulky mons Pokemon like Clefairy, Cradily, Ferroseed, Type: Null and Munchlax are all able to eat Floatzel's attacks but they all have to must be wary of the physical set.

    **Priority Moves** Floatzel's bulk is very lackluster which makes it very easy to chip by with moves such as Mach Punch and Sucker Punch from users such as Skuntank, Absol, Hitmonchan and Gurdurr because the chip damage wracks up rather fast.

    **Faster Pokemons** Because of Floatzel's lackluster bulk it can not stay in because it will get outsped and killed by against Choice Scarf Users such as Primeape, Pyroar and Haunter with very minor chip. (Not sure what this means: do the Choice Scarf users have minor chip, or does Floatzel?)
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    [OVERVIEW]

    Because of Floatzel's Thanks to its great Speed stat stat, it Floatzel is able to outspeed almost the whole unboosted metagame. metagame and, in conjunction with its offensive stats, it's It's able to pressure many offensive Pokemon such as Pyroar, Golurk, Archeops Archeops, and Passimian Passimian. due to its great Speed stat and offensive stats. It Floatzel has access to a combination of almost unresisted coverage moves, which makes it one of the best offensive Water types Water-types in the tier, it also has access to Taunt Taunt, which lets it annoy bulkier builds. The ability Swift Swim also gives it good match up versus things Pokemon like Kabutops in rain. However, Floatzel is not bulky and it will die be KOed to by priority moves very easily. easily, and despite Despite its very good Speed stat stat, it can still get outsped and revenge killed by common Choice Scarf users such as Primeape and Pyroar.

    [SET]
    name: Specially Offensive
    move 1: Hydro Pump
    move 2: Ice Beam
    move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Taunt
    move 4: Focus Blast
    item: Life Orb
    ability: Swift Swim / Water Veil
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

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

    Hydro Pump is Floatzel's main STAB move move, hitting everything that isn't immune or doesn't resist it relatively hard. Ice Beam hits Grass types Grass-types such as Lilligant, Shiftry Shiftry, and Lurantis that Floatzel otherwise lets come in for free. Hidden Power Grass hits Gastrodon, which would otherwise check wall Floatzel; it also chips Lanturn and Poliwrath. Taunt can be used on Floatzel if being walled by Gastrodon isn't a concern. Focus Blast rounds off Floatzel's moveset quite nicely nicely, as it is able to hit Pokemon like Ferroseed, Cradily Cradily, and Abomasnow Abomasnow, which it'd otherwise struggle against. Surf is also an option over Hydro Pump for its superior accuracy accuracy; however, however Hydro Pump is still prefered preferred due to its higher Base Power.

    Set Details
    ========

    252 Special Attack EVs maximize Floatzel's cleaning capabilities. 252 Speed EVs with a Timid Nature nature make Floatzel as fast as possible. Life Orb further enhances Floatzel's damage output to hit even harder. Swift Swim gives Floatzel a good match up matchup (consistency throughout the article) against rain; Water Veil can be used if you dont don't want Floatzel to be chipped by burn damage. Floatzel's Speed tier lets it outspeed almost the whole unboosted metagame metagame, which include fast Pokemon such as Pyroar, Archeops, Lycanroc Lycanroc, and Alolan Raichu.


    Usage Tips
    ========

    Floatzel should be brought in by switching twice in a row or with slow VoltTurn support so that it doesn't have to take a hit, as it has very lackluster bulk. Floatzel functions as a great late game late-game cleaner due to its great speed Speed tier. Floatzel should be used to revenge kill common meta threats such as Pyroar, Archeops Archeops, and Magmortar. Whenever Floatzel is up against Pokemon such as Musharna, Sableye Sableye, and or Ferroseed it can use Taunt to prevent Musharna from setting up, Sableye from recovering or spreading status status, and to prevent Ferroseed from getting up hazards.

    Team Options
    ========

    Magmortar is a great teammate because it can weaken Lanturn and it really appreciates the removal of Fire-types whilst while also resisting Grass types Grass and breaking through mons Pokemon like Ferroseed and Poliwrath, Poliwrath. it can also weaken Lanturn for Floatzel. Ferroseed resists both Grass Grass- and Electric type Electric-type attacks for Floatzel, whilst while also supporting it with Stealth Rock and/or Spikes; in return, Floatzel pressures Fire-types such as Magmortar and Pyroar for Ferroseed. Offensive Grass types Grass-types such as Abomasnow, Lilligant Lilligant, and Shiftry all appreciate Floatzel's ability to pressure their checks, such as Magmortar, Pyroar Pyroar, and Turtonator. Archeops Archeops, while not having any useful resistances for Floatzel, can break through bulkier Grass types Grass-types like Cradily and Lurantis as well as setting up Stealth Rock, which greatly aid aids Floatzel in wallbreaking. Floatzel appreciates slow VoltTurn support to come in without having to take a hit, hit; Pokemon like Mesprit, Lanturn Lanturn, and Togedemaru can fill this role, and the latter two also provide an electric immunity. Eelektross is another good Volt-Turn Volt Switch user, and it can also weaken Lanturn with Giga Drain and beat Ferroseed with Flamethrower.

    [SET]
    name: Bulk Up
    move 1: Bulk Up
    move 2: Waterfall
    move 3: Low Kick
    move 4: Aqua Jet / Ice Punch
    item: Fightinium Z
    ability: Water Veil
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

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

    Bulk Up boosts Floatzel's Attack and Defense stat to even greater great levels. Waterfall is Floatzel's best physical STAB move that hits very hard when boosted. Low Kick hits most Steel types Steel-types and Cradily, which would otherwise wall this set. Aqua Jet is used to clean up late game late-game if your opponent still has a weakened Choice Scarf user or a priority user. Ice Punch can be used to hit Lilligant without using your Z-Move; it also hits Gourgeist Gourgeist-XL, which is immune to your Floatzel's Z-Move and a bigger concern than Choice Scarf users.

    Set Details
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    252 Attack EVs paired with 252 Speed EVs and a Jolly Nature maximize Floatzel's capabilities to sweep. Water Veil prevents Floatzel from being burned by the likes of Sableye, which would otherwise cripple Floatzel. Fightinium Z in conjunction with Low Kick allows Floatzel to OHKO Ferroseed at +1; it also does good damage to Lanturn.

    Usage Tips
    ========

    This Floatzel set should be used as a late game late-game sweeper because it will struggle to get kills without the opposing team being weakened. You should always be wary about using your Z-Move as soon as you reveal Bulk Up because your opponent can easily pivot around it. Only bring Floatzel in when it's safe to revenge kill a foe or set up with Bulk Up. Aqua Jet can be used to revenge kill weakened Choice Scarf users; it also gets around Sucker Punch users. Bulk Up allows Floatzel to take more priority moves such as Mach Punch and Sucker Punches. Punch. Bluffing your Floatzel set by switching twice in a row early game early-game can be helpful when actually starting to set up.

    Team Options
    ========

    Ferroseed is a really good partner because it can spread Leech Seed and set up Spikes and Stealth Rock Rock, which Floatzel really appreciates; in return return, Floatzel pressures Magmortar and Pyroar. Tangela is an excellent teammate because it is also able to spread Leech Seed Seed, which lets Floatzel come in more easily easily, and it has access to Sleep Powder; Powder, which makes a Pokemon become a Floatzel's setup fodder. In return return, Floatzel pressures Fire types Fire-types such as Magmortar and Pyroar. Pokemon such as Pyroar, Archeops, Magmortar Magmortar, and Abomasnow are all capable of breaking through Grass types Grass-types that this set cannot break after using its Z-move. Pokemon that appreciate Ferroseed removed such as Kangaskhan, Stoutland, Abomasnow, Musharna Mushara, and Carracosta all appreciate this Floatzel as a partner, set as it can lure in and KO Ferroseed for them. these Pokemon. Floatzel really appreciates slow Volt-Turn VoltTurn support, which allows it to avoid taking a hit. Things Pokemon such as Pyroar, Carracosta, and Alolan Raichu that appreciate special walls gone such as Type:Null Type: Null and Clefairy appreciate this Floatzel set a lot. Examples include Pyroar, Carracosta, Alolan Raichu and Magmortar.

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

    A set with Choice Specs and Switcheroo can also be used to cripple specially defensive walls. After trading the Choice Specs, however, Floatzel is fairly weak. Life Orb specially oriented Floatzel with Aqua Jet over Hidden Power Grass or Taunt is an option if Choice Scarf Pyroar is a big problem for your team. Modest Floatzel with Choice Scarf is also an option option, as it's able to outspeed almost the whole unboosted metagame bar Ninjask with Speed Boost, Choice Scarf Alolan Raichu Raichu, and Choice Scarf Pyroar. A Bulk Up set utilizing Groundium Z and Dig for Lanturn can be used but is generally less useful than Fightinium Z. A Floatzel set utilizing Choice Band can be used used; however however, pivoting around this is relatively easy. Waterium Z is also an option to nuke anything that doesnt doesn't resist it Water at +1, however but it's mostly outclassed by Fightinium Z. Substitute and Focus Punch with Fightinium Z can also be used to have a chance to OHKO Lanturn at +1 with All Out All-Out Pummeling, but it leaves it Floatzel with a worse move after using your Z-Move because Floatzel it can have a hard time keeping its Substitute intact.

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

    **Bulky Water types** Water-types**: Bulky Water types, Water-types, especially specially defensive Bulky Water types ones that are able to eat even a Hidden Power Grass from Floatzel such as Qwilfish, Poliwrath, and Ludicolo. Ludicolo, can give Floatzel a hard time. Lanturn is also able take on special sets even if they carry Hidden Power Grass and can retaliate with Volt Switch.

    **Electric types** **Electric-types**: Faster Electric types Electric-types such as Electrode, Zebstrika, Choice Scarf Alolan Raichu Raichu, and Choice Scarf Manectric all outspeed and OHKO Floatzel with their STAB moves, although though they must be wary of Aqua Jet when weakened. Eelektross is also a very good switch in. switch-in.

    **Bulky Pokemon** **Bulky Pokemon**: Bulky Pokemon like Clefairy, Cradily, Ferroseed, Type: Null Null, and Munchlax are all able to eat Floatzel's attacks but must be wary of the physical set.

    **Priority Moves** Moves**: Floatzel's bulk is very lackluster lackluster, which makes it very easy to chip with moves such as Mach Punch and Sucker Punch from user such as Skuntank, Absol, Hitmonchan Hitmonchan, and Gurdurr because the chip damage racks up rather fast.

    **Faster Pokemon** Pokemon**: Because of Floatzel's lackluster mediocre bulk it can not stay in against Choice Scarf Users users such as Primeape, Pyroar Pyroar, and Haunter because they can all KO it with little prior damage. kill it with very minor chip.


    1/2 i shall name this check a game of commas
  18. ThiccTornadus

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    implemented.

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