With the combination of reliable recovery, Eviolite, and most notably Magic Guard, Duosion makes for a prime option as a wall and bulky setup sweeper. Unlike many other setup sweepers, Duosion can check many walls such as Bronzor, Maractus and Tentacool and use them as setup fodder without fear of moves like Toxic and Leech Seed. However, Duosion has to watch out for Knock Off from the latter as it relies heavily on its Eviolite to tank hits while setting up, especially if not running Acid Armor. Duosion can also do significant damage without the need to set up, with its naturally high Special Attack making it both an offensive and defensive threat. The immunity to hazards allows Duosion to switch in and take hits more safely, which is very valuable due to the lack of hazard removal in the tier. However, Duosion faces large competition with Beheeyem, who can also serve as a bulky setup sweeper but without having to rely on Eviolite for bulk, allowing it to hold Leftovers and expand its versatility to offensive sets with items like Choice Specs and Life Orb. Duosion also suffers from having only four moveslots, making it choose between a worse matchup against physical wallbreakers like Stoutland and Marowak or being hard-walled by Dark-types like Shiftry and Zweilous.
name: Bulky Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Recover
move 3: Psyshock / Psychic
move 4: Acid Armor / Signal Beam
ability: Magic Guard
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Magic Guard is Duosion's largest attribute as it leaves Duosion unable to be stalled out by moves like Toxic or be worn down by entry hazards, otherwise very common answers for walls and bulky setup sweepers. Psyshock gives Duosion a better matchup against opposing Calm Mind users like Golduck and Swoobat, although Psychic can be used instead for slightly more power overall. Acid Armor pairs well with Calm Mind while sweeping to better take hits from physical wallbreakers like Rampardos and Stoutland. Signal Beam is also an option as it gives Duosion a way to hit Dark-types like Shiftry and Zweilous and a better matchup against opposing Psychic-types like Beheeyem and Mr. Mime. Before setting up, Duosion can utilize its immunity to hazards throughout the match to switch in against offensive and defensive foes alike such as Monferno and Bronzor, respectively. Passive foes like the Maractus and Frillish are great options for Duosion to set up against once threats like Scraggy and Trick Mr. Mime have been KOed. Fighting-types like Monferno and Machoke are solid teammates since they can take out Dark-types for Duosion. Finally, Duosion's durability makes it a great option for stall teams, in which other walls like Frillish, Audino, and Bronzor are common teammates.
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