NU Rotom-Frost [NU]

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:BW/Rotom-Frost:
Ice to meet you.
[OVERVIEW]
Rotom-F is one of the best Choice Scarf and Choice Specs users in NU thanks to its potent offensive typing and solid Speed tier. With a Choice Scarf equipped, it can revenge kill multiple fast threats such as Charizard, Serperior, and slower Choice Scarf users like Sawk and Braviary. Rotom-F can also run a Substitute set that capitalizes on the switches it forces, pressuring foes with its STAB moves and utility movepool with options like Pain Split and Will-O-Wisp. It also has nice defensive utility, being an Electric-type immune to Ground-type moves. While Rotom-F’s STAB combination is nearly unresisted, specially bulky Pokemon like Piloswine, Miltank, and Regice can give it significant difficulty breaking through these threats. Its Stealth Rock weakness and middling Speed tier cause it to be worn down and get picked off by priority users and faster Pokemon like Kangaskhan, Gurdurr, and Choice Scarf Primeape. Rotom-F also relies on heavily on its inaccurate Blizzard to do most of its wallbreaking, making it somewhat unreliable.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Blizzard
move 3: Volt Switch
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
Volt Switch gains momentum on foes Rotom-F otherwise has trouble beating, such as Miltank and Regice. If Rotom-F’s Speed is no longer needed, Trick can be used to cripple Ground-types and bulky setup sweepers like Piloswine, Duosion, and Musharna.

Set Details
========
A Timid nature alongside a Choice Scarf allows Rotom-F to outspeed fast wallbreakers and slower Choice Scarf users like Kangaskhan, Serperior, and Choice Scarf Sawk. Levitate allows Rotom-F to situationally switch in against Ground-types like Golem, Golurk, and Torterra.

Team Options
========
Pokemon like Golurk, Seismitoad, Camerupt and Regice create mind games for Rotom-F, as the former three can block Volt Switch while the latter easily tanks Blizzard. Respective checks that can switch into them, like Torterra, Alolomola, and Mandibuzz can ease up the pressure. Special walls like Miltank and Piloswine can also be irritating to deal with; physical wallbreakers like Sawk, Samurott, and Tauros appreciate Rotom-F providing speed control. In return, Rotom-F appreciates them breaking down walls that switch into it.

[SET]
name: Substitute
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Blizzard
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Pain Split / Will-O-Wisp / Volt Switch
item: Leftovers
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
Substitute capitalizes on the switches Rotom-F forces. Pain Split gives Rotom-F more longevity, which punishes Pokemon with large HP stats like Seismitoad and Piloswine. Will-O-Wisp cripples walls like Piloswine and Regirock, and Volt Switch allows Rotom-F to pivot out of bad matchups, such as against bulky setup sweepers like Duosion or against tanks like Miltank and Regice.

Set Details
========
Leftovers gives Rotom-F additional longevity, allowing it to switch into Stealth Rock more times throughout a game.

Team Options
========
Rotom-F appreciates speed control, as it is vulnerable to Choice Scarf users and naturally fast Pokemon like Sawk and Serperior. Pokemon like Musharna and other faster Choice Scarf Pokemon like Primeape can alleviate Rotom-F's susceptibility to being revenge killed. Teammates such as Sawk and Charizard can pressure specially bulky Pokemon like Piloswine, Miltank, and Regice.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
Choice Specs amplifies Rotom-F’s wallbreaking prowess, though its average Speed tier makes it harder for it to fire off attacks. A Rest and Chesto Berry set gives it extra longevity, offsets its Stealth Rock weakness, and shrugs off status from Pokemon it'd otherwise have no trouble walling, like Seismitoad and Piloswine. Rotom-F may opt to use Hidden Power Ice for an accurate, albeit much weaker, STAB option.

Checks and Counters
===================
**Special Walls**: Pokemon like Piloswine, Miltank, and Regice can tank Rotom-F's Blizzard and comparatively weaker Thunderbolt while threatening back with consistent damage or setting Stealth Rock.

**Ground-types**: Defensive Ground-types like Seismitoad and Camerupt sport a neutrality to Ice and can block Volt Switch, making Rotom-F's pivoting more difficult. They can then threaten it back with either Toxic or by directly attacking it. Other Ground-types carrying a Yache Berry, such as Golurk and Torterra, can also lure in and beat Rotom-F can also check it in a pinch.

**Offensive Counterplay**: Rotom-F's weakness to Stealth Rock and lack of reliable recovery makes it very vulnerable to priority attacks from the likes of Kangaskhan and Gurdurr, as well as faster attackers like Choice Scarf Primeape and Charizard over the course of a game.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[5Dots, 543866]]
- Quality checked by: [[Togkey, 400664]]
- Grammar checked by: [[autumn, 384270]]
 
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:BW/Rotom-Frost:
Ice to meet you.
[OVERVIEW]
Rotom-F is one of the best Choice Scarf and Choice Specs users in NU, thanks to its potent offensive typing and solid Speed tier. With a Choice Scarf equipped, it can revenge kill multiple fast threats such as Charizard, Serperior, and slower Choice Scarf users like Sawk and Braviary. Rotom-Frost can also run a Substitute set that capitalizes on the switches it forces out, pressuring opponents with its STAB moves and utility movepool with options like Pain Split and Will-O-Wisp. It also has nice defensive utility, being an Electric-type immune to Ground-type moves. While Rotom-Frost’s STAB combination is nearly unresisted, specially bulky Pokemon like Piloswine, Miltank, and Regice can give it significant difficulty breaking through these threats. Its Stealth Rock weakness and middling Speed tier cause it to be worn down and get picked off by priority users and faster Pokemon like Kangaskhan, Gurdurr, and Choice Scarf Primeape. Rotom-F also relies on heavily on its inaccurate Blizzards to do most of its breaking, making it somewhat unreliable.
[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Blizzard
move 3: Volt Switch
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
Volt Switch gains momentum on foes it otherwise has trouble beating, such as Miltank and Regice. If Rotom-F’s Speed is no longer needed, Trick can be used to cripple Ground-types and bulky setup sweepers like Piloswine, Duosion, and Musharna special walls like Miltank, Piloswine, and Musharna.

Set Details
========
A Timid nature alongside a Choice Scarf allows it to outspeed fast wallbreakers and slower Choice Scarf users like Kangaskhan, Serperior, and Choice Scarf Sawk. Levitate allows Rotom-F to situationally switch in against Ground-types like Golem, Golurk, and Torterra.


Team Options
========

[SET]
name: Substitute
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Blizzard
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Pain Split / Will-O-Wisp / Volt Switch
item: Leftovers
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
Substitute capitalizes on the switches it forces out. Pain Split gives Rotom-F more longevity, which synergizes will given its low HP stat. Will-O-Wisp…Volt Switch allows Rotom-F to pivot out of bad matchups, such as against bulky setup sweepers like Duosion or against tanks like Miltank and Regice.


Set Details
========
Leftovers gives Rotom-F additional longevity.


Team Options
========

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
Choice Specs amplifies Rotom-F’s wallbreaking prowess, though its average Speed tier weakness makes it harder for it to fire off attacks. Rotom-F can make great use of a Rest set with Chesto Berry to give it longevity and offset its Stealth Rock weakness while shrugging off status from Pokemon it'd otherwise have no trouble walling like Seismitoad and Piloswine. Rotom-F may sometimes opt to use Hidden Power Ice for an accurate, albeit much weaker STAB option.


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

**Special Walls**: Although its STAB combination is nearly unresisted, Thick Fat Piloswine and Miltank can tank Rotom-F's Blizzards and comparatively weaker Thunderbolt while threatening back with consistent damage or setting Stealth Rock. Ground-types with either a neutrality to Ice such as Seismitoad and Camerupt or commonly carrying a Yache Berry such as Golurk and Torterra can also lure Rotom-F or at least check it in a pinch.

**Offensive Counterplay**: Rotom-F's weakness to Stealth Rock and lack of reliable recovery makes it very vulnerable to priority attacks from the likes of Kangaskhan and Gurdurr, and faster attackers like Choice Scarf Primeape and Charizard over the course of a game.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[5Dots, ]]
- Quality checked by: [[Togkey, 400664]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, id], [name, id]]
add the green and ur good to go to GP, sorry for the wait on this
 

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gonna stamp this as 1 check GP Team done i fixed quite a few line breaks in this, so make sure to implement carefully
[OVERVIEW]
Rotom-F is one of the best Choice Scarf and Choice Specs users in NU (RC) thanks to its potent offensive typing and solid Speed tier. With a Choice Scarf equipped, it can revenge kill multiple fast threats such as Charizard, Serperior, and slower Choice Scarf users like Sawk and Braviary. Rotom-Frost can also run a Substitute set that capitalizes on the switches it forces out, pressuring opponents foes with its STAB moves and utility movepool with options like Pain Split and Will-O-Wisp. It also has nice defensive utility, being an Electric-type immune to Ground-type moves. While Rotom-Frost’s STAB combination is nearly unresisted, specially bulky Pokemon like Piloswine, Miltank, and Regice can give it significant difficulty breaking through these threats. Its Stealth Rock weakness and middling Speed tier cause it to be worn down and get picked off by priority users and faster Pokemon like Kangaskhan, Gurdurr, and Choice Scarf Primeape. Rotom-F also relies on heavily on its inaccurate Blizzards Blizzard to do most of its wallbreaking, making it somewhat unreliable.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Blizzard
move 3: Volt Switch
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
Volt Switch gains momentum on foes it Rotom-F otherwise has trouble beating, such as Miltank and Regice. If Rotom-F’s Speed is no longer needed, Trick can be used to cripple Ground-types and bulky setup sweepers like Piloswine, Duosion, and Musharna.

Set Details
========
A Timid nature alongside a Choice Scarf allows it Rotom-F to outspeed fast wallbreakers and slower Choice Scarf users like Kangaskhan, Serperior, and Choice Scarf Sawk. Levitate allows Rotom-F to situationally switch in against Ground-types like Golem, Golurk, and Torterra.

Team Options
========
Pokemon like Golurk, Seismitoad, Camerupt and Sawbuck can create mind (space) games for Rotom-F, making it harder for it to predict and fire off a move. (this doesn't really make sense - are you saying that they can switch in and block volt? analyses are for newer plyers so more complicated playing ideas should be clarified a bit more) Respective checks that can switch into them, like Torterra, Alolomola, and Mandibuzz are appreciated to ease up the pressure. Special walls like Miltank and Piloswine can also be irritating to deal with; physical wallbreakers like Sawk, Samurott, and Tauros appreciate Rotom-F providing speed control. (period, breaking up 2 semicolons in one sentence) In return, Rotom-F appreciates them breaking down walls that switch into it.

[SET]
name: Substitute
move 1: Substitute
move 2: Blizzard
move 3: Thunderbolt
move 4: Pain Split / Will-O-Wisp / Volt Switch
item: Leftovers
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
Substitute capitalizes on the switches it forces out Rotom-F forces. Pain Split gives Rotom-F more longevity, which synergizes will given its low HP stat. (why? because you force more damage on high hp things?) Will-O-Wisp cripples walls like Piloswine and Regirock, and Volt Switch allows Rotom-F to pivot out of bad matchups, such as against bulky setup sweepers like Duosion or against tanks like Miltank and Regice.

Set Details
========
Leftovers gives Rotom-F additional longevity, allowing it to switch into Stealth Rock more times throughout a game.

Team Options
========
Without Choice Scarf, this Rotom-F set needs more Speed (this is a whole new set so no need to cross reference) Rotom-F appreciates speed control, as it is more vulnerable to Choice Scarf users and naturally fast Pokemon like Sawk and Serperior. Pokemon like Musharna and other faster Choice Scarf Pokemon like Primeape can alleviate Rotom-F's susceptibility to being revenge killed. Pokemon Teammates such as Sawk and Charizard that can deal with (or pressure if you like that wording more) specially bulky Pokemon like Piloswine, Miltank, and Regice, such as Sawk and Charizard, can help pressure them.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
Choice Specs amplifies Rotom-F’s wallbreaking prowess, though its average Speed tier weakness makes it harder for it to fire off attacks. Rotom-F can make great use of a Rest set with Chesto Berry to give it longevity and offset its Stealth Rock weakness while shrugging off status from Pokemon it'd otherwise have no trouble walling like Seismitoad and Piloswine. Rotom-F may opt to use Hidden Power Ice for an accurate, albeit much weaker, (AC) STAB option.

Checks and Counters
===================
**Special Walls**: Although its STAB combination is nearly unresisted, Thick Fat Piloswine and Miltank can tank Rotom-F's Blizzards Blizzard and comparatively weaker Thunderbolt while threatening back with consistent damage or setting Stealth Rock. Ground-types with either a neutrality to Ice, (AC) such as Seismitoad and Camerupt, (AC) or commonly carrying a Yache Berry, (AC) such as Golurk and Torterra, (AC) can also lure in and beat Rotom-F or at least check it in a pinch. (you might just wanna reword this entirely tbh because something like seismitoad isnt going to lure in rotom bc you can calc how much youre gonna do to it. it's just the yache mons that lure it)

**Offensive Counterplay**: Rotom-F's weakness to Stealth Rock and lack of reliable recovery makes it very vulnerable to priority attacks from the likes of Kangaskhan and Gurdurr, as well as and faster attackers like Choice Scarf Primeape and Charizard over the course of a game.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[5Dots, 543866]]
- Quality checked by: [[Togkey, 400664]]
- Grammar checked by: [[name, id], [name, id]]
 

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