OU BU Quaquaval

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[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Aqua Step
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Roost / Taunt / Ice Spinner
item: Leftovers
tera type: Water / Fighting / Poison
ability: Moxie
nature: Adamant
evs: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Quaquaval is an amazing setup sweeper due to Bulk Up, Moxie, and Aqua Step to outpace foes like Hydreigon, Iron Moth, and Garchomp. Bulk Up lets it more easily take out threats like Great Tusk, Armarouge, and Ting-Lu and survive attacks from Pokemon such as Baxcalibur, Tera Flying Roaring Moon, and Azumarill. Close Combat hits Pokemon that can take an Aqua Step, like Kingambit, Roaring Moon, Meowscarada, Hydreigon, and Baxcalibur, super effectively. Roost gives Quaquaval longevity allowing it to accumulate and take advantage of its boosts, and it allows Quaquaval to switch into Kingambit and Cinderace without fearing chip damage. Taunt shuts down Pokemon like Toxapex, Rotom-W, and Skeledirge by preventing the use of recovery and status-inflicting moves. It also blocks Defense-boosting attempts from Curse and Bulk Up users like Great Tusk and Garganacl. Ice Spinner is a great coverage move that hits Pokemon that would otherwise resist Quaquaval's STAB attacks, like Dragonite, Water Absorb Clodsire, and Amoonguss. 112 Speed EVs allow Quaquaval to outspeed Iron Moth after a boost. Tera Water boosts Aqua Step's power and removes Quaquaval's weakness to threats like Iron Valiant, Azumarill, and Future Sight Slowking. Tera Fighting boosts Close Combat’s power to dent threats like Garchomp and Breloom. It also allows Quaquaval to take less damage from Garganacl’s Salt Cure. Tera Poison is a defensive option that allows Quaquaval to resist Fairy-type attacks from Pokemon like Iron Valiant and Azumarill, absorb Toxic Spikes, and be immune to Toxapex's and Clodsire's Toxic.

Quaquaval fits best on offense teams that support its ability to set up and sweep. Entry hazards from Pokemon like Meowscarada and Glimmora give Quaquaval an easier time taking out foes. Pivots like Rotom-W and Cinderace bring Quaquaval safely onto the field against threats like Volcarona, Great Tusk, and Baxcalibur. Cinderace in particular is able to provide entry hazard control with Court Change and can burn with Will-O-Wisp, giving Quaquaval an easier time to set up and sweep. Quaquaval targets common Fire-, Ground-, and Dark-types; therefore, it can support teammates weak to them like Corviknight and Gholdengo. In return, Corviknight can pivot Quaquaval into battle, come in on Assault Vest Toxapex, and remove entry hazards. Gholdengo blocks status that prevent Quaquaval from sweeping should it not run Taunt. Quaquaval struggles against Pokemon like Dragonite, Dragapult, and Azumarill; therefore, threats to them like Scizor, Iron Valiant, and Baxcalibur make good teammates. Scizor checks Azumarill, while Iron Valiant and Baxcalibur check Dragonite and Dragapult. Baxcalibur also dents Azumarill heavily, allowing Quaquaval to take it more easily.

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[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Aqua Step
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Roost / Taunt / Ice Spinner
item: Leftovers
tera type: Water / Fighting / Poison
ability: Moxie
nature: Impish
evs: 200 HP / 16 Atk / 180 Def / 112 Spe 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe (This is a simpler EV spread talked to QC abt this)

[SET COMMENTS]
Quaquaval is an amazing setup sweeper due to Bulk Up, its ability Moxie, boosting its Attack after a KO, and its ability to boost its Speed with Aqua Step Put the Pokemon that get outsped by Aqua Step here. Bulk Up raises Quaquaval’s Attack and Defense letting it more easily take out threats, like Great Tusk, Armarouge, and Ting-Lu, and live attacks from Pokemon such as Meowscarada and Azumarill. Aqua Step dents common Ground- and Fire- types like Great Tusk, Clodsire, and Volcarona, while it raises Quaquaval’s speed, allowing it to outpace foes such as Hydreigon, Iron Moth, and Sandy Shocks You already mention Aqua Step boosts its Speed in your first sentence, so this feels kinda redundant. As for the Pokemon you mentioned that get outsped by Aqua Step, place it in the first sentence with your mention of Aqua Step. Close Combat hits Pokemon like Kingambit, Roaring Moon, and Baxcalibur super effectively. Roost gives Quaquaval longevity to allow it to stay in the battlefield to take advantage of its stat boosts. Taunt blocks status from Pokemon like Toxapex, Rotom-W, and Skeledirge, and it also shuts down those Pokemon Mention as well how you can prevent Defense-boosting attempts from Bulk Up, Curse, etc. Ice Spinner is a great coverage move that hits Pokemon that would otherwise resist its STAB attacks like Dragonite and Amoonguss. 112 Speed EVs allows Quaquaval to outspeed Iron Moth after a boost from Aqua Step. Tera Water boosts Aqua Step’s power and removes its weakness to threats like Iron Valiant, Azumarill, and Slowking. Fighting as its Tera type allows it to boost Close Combat’s power to dent threats like Garchomp, Breloom, and Dondozo. It also prevents Quaquaval from taking damage from Garganacl’s Salt Cure You still take damage from Salt Cure, so instead mention how it takes lesser damage from Salt Cure by removing its Water-typing. Tera Poison is a defensive option that allows Quaquaval to resist Fairy-type attacks from Pokemon like Iron Valiant and Azumarill I'd also add here that Tera Poison gives Quaval some degree of utility by being able to absorb Tspikes.

Quaquaval fits best on offense teams that support its ability to sweep and use its set up moves. Entry hazard support from Pokemon like Meowscarada, Clodsire, and Glimmora give Quaquaval an easier time taking out opponents due to the chip damage it provides. Pivots like Rotom-W and Cinderace bring Quaquaval safely onto the field Mention examples of Pokemon that the two of them can bring Quaquaval in against safely. Quaquaval targets common Fire-, Ground-, and Dark-types; therefore, Pokemon that it can support through targeting these Pokemon like Corviknight, Garganacl, and Gholdengo. In return, Corviknight can pivot into Quaquaval and remove entry hazards while Gholdengo and Garganacl block status that it doesn’t appreciate. Quaquaval struggles against Pokemon like Dragonite, Dragapult, and Azumarill; therefore, threats to them like Scizor, Iron Valiant, and Baxcalibur make good teammates Mention which of the threats mentioned above can Scizor Valiant and Bax check respectively. Also I'd add Dondozo here since the three you mentioned cannot consistently check Azu. Valiant can 2HKO with Thunderbolt but Azu OHKOes with Play Rough.

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[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Aqua Step
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Roost / Taunt / Ice Spinner
item: Leftovers
tera type: Water / Fighting / Poison
ability: Moxie
nature: Impish Adamant (recommended by QC)
evs: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Quaquaval is an amazing setup sweeper due to Bulk Up, its ability Moxie, boosting its Attack after a KO, and its ability to boost its Speed with Aqua Step in order to outpace foes like Hydreigon, Iron Moth, and Sandy Shocks Sandy Shocks has some viability but it's not as meta relevant rn compared to others. Try mentioning another mon like Garchomp. Bulk Up raises Quaquaval’s Attack and Defense letting it more easily take out threats, like Great Tusk, Armarouge, and Ting-Lu, and live attacks from Pokemon such as Meowscarada and Azumarill. Aqua Step dents common Ground- and Fire-types like Great Tusk, Clodsire, and Volcarona. Close Combat hits Pokemon that can take a hit from Aqua Step like Kingambit, Roaring Moon, and Baxcalibur super effectively. Roost gives Quaquaval longevity to allow it to stay in the battlefield to take advantage of its stat boosts. Taunt blocks status from Pokemon like Toxapex, Rotom-W, and Skeledirge, and it also shuts down those Pokemon. It also blocks Defense-boosting attempts from Curse and Bulk Up users. Ice Spinner is a great coverage move that hits Pokemon that would otherwise resist its STAB attacks like Dragonite and Amoonguss. 112 Speed EVs allows Quaquaval to outspeed Iron Moth after a boost from Aqua Step. Tera Water boosts Aqua Step’s power and removes its weakness to threats like Iron Valiant, Azumarill, and Slowking. Fighting as its Tera type allows it to boost Close Combat’s power to dent threats like Garchomp, and Breloom, and Dondozo Dondozo has a slim chance to be 3HKOed by Close Combat even when Tera Fighting. It also allows Quaquaval to take less damage from Garganacl’s Salt Cure, as it removes its Water-type. Tera Poison is a defensive option that allows Quaquaval to resist Fairy-type attacks from Pokemon like Iron Valiant and Azumarill, and it gives Quaquaval the ability to absorb Toxic Spikes, supporting its teammates.

Quaquaval fits best on offense teams that support its ability to sweep and use its set up moves. Entry hazard support from Pokemon like Meowscarada, Clodsire, and Glimmora give Quaquaval an easier time taking out opponents due to the chip damage it provides. Pivots like Rotom-W and Cinderace bring Quaquaval safely onto the field against threats like Volcarona, Great Tusk, and Baxcalibur. Quaquaval targets common Fire-, Ground-, and Dark-types; therefore, Pokemon that it can support through targeting these Pokemon like Corviknight, Garganacl, and Gholdengo. In return, Corviknight can pivot into Quaquaval and remove entry hazards while Gholdengo and Garganacl block status that it doesn’t appreciate. Quaquaval struggles against Pokemon like Dragonite, Dragapult, and Azumarill; therefore, threats to them like Scizor, Iron Valiant, Baxcalibur, and Dondozo make good teammates. Scizor hits Azumarill well while Dondozo walls it. Iron Valiant and Baxcalibur can both check Dragonite and Dragapult with their STAB moves.

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[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Aqua Step
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Roost / Taunt / Ice Spinner
item: Leftovers
tera type: Water / Fighting / Poison
ability: Moxie
nature: Adamant
evs: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Quaquaval is an amazing setup sweeper due to access to Bulk Up, its ability Moxie, boosting its Attack after a KO Mention this during reasoning for the ability, and its ability to boost its Speed with Aqua Step in order to outpace foes like Hydreigon, Iron Moth, and Garchomp. Bulk Up raises Quaquaval’s Attack and Defense letting it more easily take out threats,(Remove Comma) like Great Tusk, Armarouge, and Ting-Lu, and live attacks from Pokemon such as Meowscarada and Azumarill. Aqua Step dents common Ground- and Fire-types like Great Tusk, Clodsire, and Volcarona. Close Combat hits Pokemon that can take a dent hit from Aqua Step like Kingambit, Roaring Moon, and Baxcalibur super-effectively. Roost gives Quaquaval longevity to allow it to stay in the battlefield to take advantage of its stat boosts. Taunt blocks status from Pokemon like Toxapex, Rotom-W, and Skeledirge, and it also shuts down those Pokemon. shuts down Pokemon like Toxapex, Rotom-W, and Skeledirge by preventing the use of status-inflicting moves. It also blocks Defense-boosting attempts from Curse and Bulk Up users give some examples that it can check, like Great Tusk and Garganacl. Ice Spinner is a great coverage move that hits Pokemon that would otherwise resist its STAB attacks like Dragonite and Amoonguss. 112 Speed EVs allows Quaquaval to outspeed Iron Moth after a boost from Aqua Step. Tera Water boosts Aqua Step’s power and removes its weakness to threats like STAB attacks from Iron Valiant,(RC) and Azumarill, and as well as Future Sight from Slowking. A Fighting as its Tera type allows it Quaquaval to boost Close Combat’s power to dent hit threats like Garchomp and Breloom for significant damage. It also allows Quaquaval to take less damage from Garganacl’s Salt Cure, as it removes by removing its Water-type. Tera Poison is a defensive option that allows Quaquaval to resist Fairy-type attacks from Pokemon like Iron Valiant and Azumarill, and it gives while giving Quaquaval the ability to absorb Toxic Spikes, supporting its teammates.
I think it would be worth mentioning at some point in this paragraph how Quaquaval’s defensive typing comes into play with resistances to common types like Dark, Rock, Water, Fire, and Bug.

Quaquaval fits best on offense teams that support its ability to sweep and use its set up moves set up and sweep. Entry hazard support from Pokemon like Meowscarada, Clodsire, and Glimmora give Quaquaval an easier time taking out opponents foes opponent refers to the other player. Also mention specific foes hazards help against. due to the chip damage it provides. Pivots like Rotom-W and Cinderace bring Quaquaval safely onto the field against threats like Volcarona, Great Tusk, and Baxcalibur. Quaquaval targets common Fire-, Ground-, and Dark-types; therefore, Pokemon that it can support through targeting checking (avoid redundancy to help the flow) these Pokemon like include Corviknight, Garganacl, and Gholdengo. In return, Corviknight can pivot into Quaquaval into battle and remove entry hazards while Gholdengo and Garganacl block status that it doesn’t appreciateprevent it from sweeping should it not run Taunt. Quaquaval struggles against Pokemon like Dragonite, Dragapult, and Azumarill; therefore, threats to them like Scizor, Iron Valiant, Baxcalibur, and Dondozo make good teammates. Scizor hits Azumarill well while Dondozo walls itand Dondozo check Azumarill.(change period to a comma) and Iron Valiant and Baxcalibur can both check Dragonite and Dragapult with their STAB moves.

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[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Aqua Step
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Roost / Taunt / Ice Spinner
item: Leftovers
tera type: Water / Fighting / Poison
ability: Moxie
nature: Adamant
evs: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Quaquaval is an amazing setup sweeper due to Bulk Up, its ability Moxie, and its ability to boost its Speed with Aqua Step in order to outpace foes like Hydreigon, Iron Moth, and Garchomp. Bulk Up raises Quaquaval’s Attack and Defense letting it more easily take out threats, like Great Tusk, Armarouge, and Ting-Lu, and live attacks from Pokemon such as Meowscarada Baxcalibur, Tera Flying Roaring Moon and Azumarill. Flower Trick ignores bulk up boosts and leaf storm is special so it doesn't really help take hits from the move meow is gonna be hitting you with. Aqua Step dents common Ground- and Fire-types like Great Tusk, Clodsire, and Volcarona. Close Combat hits Pokemon that can take a hit from Aqua Step like Kingambit, Roaring Moon, Meowscarada, Hydreigon and Baxcalibur super effectively. Mentioning Meow and Hydra is important here because they are actual threats to quaquaval. Roost gives Quaquaval longevity to allow it to stay in the battlefield to take advantage of its stat boosts. Mention that Roost allows you to switch into Kingambit and Cinderace without fear of getting chipped. Taunt shuts down Pokemon like Toxapex, Rotom-W, and Skeledirge by preventing the use of status-inflicting moves. It also blocks Defense-boosting attempts from Curse and Bulk Up users like Great Tusk and Garganacl. Ice Spinner is a great coverage move that hits Pokemon that would otherwise resist its STAB attacks like Dragonite, Water Absorb Clodsire and Amoonguss. 112 Speed EVs allows Quaquaval to outspeed Iron Moth after a boost from Aqua Step. Quaquaval's Water- and Fighting-typing gives it a natural resistance to common types like Bug, Fire, Water, Dark, and Rock. Tera Water boosts Aqua Step’s power and removes its weakness to threats like Iron Valiant, Azumarill, and a Future Sight from Slowking. Fighting as its Tera type allows it to boost Close Combat’s power to dent threats like Garchomp and Breloom. It also allows Quaquaval to take less damage from Garganacl’s Salt Cure, as it removes its Water-type. Tera Poison is a defensive option that allows Quaquaval to resist Fairy-type attacks from Pokemon like Iron Valiant and Azumarill, and it gives Quaquaval the ability to absorb Toxic Spikes, supporting its teammates.

Quaquaval fits best on offense teams that support its ability to set up and sweep. Entry hazard support from Pokemon like Meowscarada, Clodsire, and Glimmora give Quaquaval an easier time taking out opponents due to the chip damage entry hazards provide it provides. Pivots like Rotom-W and Cinderace bring Quaquaval safely onto the field against threats like Volcarona, Great Tusk, and Baxcalibur. Should mention that Quaquaval also appreciates Cinderace's ability to court change hazards and burn things like Azumarill/Ting-Lu letting quaq have an easier time setting up on them. Quaquaval targets common Fire-, Ground-, and Dark-types; therefore, Pokemon that it can support through targeting these Pokemon like Corviknight, Garganacl, and Gholdengo. In return, Corviknight can pivot into Quaquaval remove entry hazards while Gholdengo and Garganacl block status that prevent it from sweeping should it not run Taunt. Mention that corv pivots into AV pex really well and Cloak Gholdengo makes pex a lot more manageable. Quaquaval struggles against Pokemon like Dragonite, Dragapult, and Azumarill; therefore, threats to them like Scizor, Iron Valiant, Baxcalibur, and Dondozo make good teammates. Scizor and Dondozo check Azumarill; Iron Valiant and Baxcalibur can both check Dragonite and Dragapult with their STAB moves. Baxcalibur is also a great teammate as it eliminates Dnite / Pult and can force damage on Azumarill putting it in range of boosted Quaquaval hits.

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[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Aqua Step
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Roost / Taunt / Ice Spinner
item: Leftovers
tera type: Water / Fighting / Poison
ability: Moxie
nature: Adamant
evs: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Quaquaval is an amazing setup sweeper due to Bulk Up, its ability Moxie, and its ability to boost its Speed with Aqua Step in order to outpace foes like Hydreigon, Iron Moth, and Garchomp. Bulk Up raises Quaquaval’s Attack and Defense, (AC) letting it more easily take out threats, (RC) like Great Tusk, Armarouge, and Ting-Lu, (RC) and live survive attacks from Pokemon such as Baxcalibur, Tera Flying Roaring Moon, and Azumarill. Aqua Step dents common Ground- and Fire-types like Great Tusk, Clodsire, and Volcarona. Close Combat hits Pokemon that can take a hit from Aqua Step like Kingambit, Roaring Moon, Meowscarada, Hydreigon, and Baxcalibur super effectively. Roost gives Quaquaval longevity, (AC) to allow allowing it to stay in on the battlefield to take advantage of its stat boosts, and it provides Quaquaval a chance with chances to switch into Kingambit and Cinderace without the fear of the effects of fearing chip damage. Taunt shuts down Pokemon like Toxapex, Rotom-W, and Skeledirge by preventing the use of status-inflicting moves. It also blocks Defense-boosting attempts from Curse and Bulk Up users like Great Tusk and Garganacl. Ice Spinner is a great coverage move that hits Pokemon that would otherwise resist its Quaquaval's "it" would still refer to Taunt from the previous sentence STAB attacks, (AC) like Dragonite, Water Absorb Clodsire, and Amoonguss. 112 Speed EVs allows Quaquaval to outspeed Iron Moth after a boost from Aqua Step. Quaquaval's Water- and Fighting-typing gives it a natural resistance to common types like Bug, Fire, Water, Dark, and Rock. Tera Water boosts Aqua Step’s power and removes its Quaquaval's "it" would refer to Aqua Step here weaknesses to threats like Iron Valiant, Azumarill, and a Future Sight from Slowking. Fighting as its Tera type allows it to boost Tera Fighting boosts keeping phrasing consistent with the previous sentence Close Combat’s power to dent threats like Garchomp and Breloom. It also allows Quaquaval to take less damage from Garganacl’s Salt Cure, as it removes its Water-type. Tera Poison is a defensive option that allows Quaquaval to resist Fairy-type attacks from Pokemon like Iron Valiant and Azumarill, and it gives Quaquaval the ability to absorb Toxic Spikes, supporting its teammates.

Quaquaval fits best on offense teams that support its ability to set up and sweep. Entry hazard support from Pokemon like Meowscarada, Clodsire, and Glimmora gives Quaquaval an easier time taking out opponents due to the chip damage entry hazards provide. Pivots like Rotom-W and Cinderace bring Quaquaval safely onto the field against threats like Volcarona, Great Tusk, and Baxcalibur. Cinderace in particular is able to Court Change hazards remove hazards with Court Change and burn opponents, giving Quaquaval an easier time to set up and sweep. Quaquaval targets common Fire-, Ground-, and Dark-types; therefore, Pokemon that it can support through targeting these Pokemon teammates weak to them like Corviknight, Garganacl, and Gholdengo. In return, Corviknight can pivot Quaquaval into battle, come in on Assault Vest Toxapex, and remove entry hazards., (RP, AC) while Gholdengo and Garganacl can block status that prevent it Quaquaval "it" could refer to Corviknight here from sweeping should it not run Taunt. Quaquaval struggles against Pokemon like Dragonite, Dragapult, and Azumarill; therefore, threats to them like Scizor, Iron Valiant, Baxcalibur, and Dondozo make good teammates. Scizor and Dondozo check Azumarill;, (Remove semicolon, AC) while Iron Valiant and Baxcalibur can both parallel structure check Dragonite and Dragapult with their STAB moves. Baxcalibur also dents Azumarill heavily, allowing Quaquaval to take it out with its boosts.

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[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Aqua Step
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Roost / Taunt / Ice Spinner
item: Leftovers
tera type: Water / Fighting / Poison
ability: Moxie
nature: Adamant
evs: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Quaquaval is an amazing setup sweeper due to Bulk Up, its ability Moxie, and its ability to boost its Speed with Aqua Step in order to outpace foes like Hydreigon, Iron Moth, and Garchomp. Bulk Up raises Quaquaval’s Attack and Defense, (AC) letting it more easily take out threats, (RC) like Great Tusk, Armarouge, and Ting-Lu, (RC) and live survive attacks from Pokemon such as Baxcalibur, Tera Flying Roaring Moon, and Azumarill. Aqua Step dents common Ground- and Fire-types like Great Tusk, Clodsire, and Volcarona. Close Combat hits Pokemon that can take a hit from Aqua Step like Kingambit, Roaring Moon, Meowscarada, Hydreigon, and Baxcalibur super effectively. Roost gives Quaquaval longevity, (AC) to allow allowing it to stay in on the battlefield to take advantage of its stat boosts, and it provides Quaquaval a chance with chances to switch into Kingambit and Cinderace without the fear of the effects of fearing chip damage. Taunt shuts down Pokemon like Toxapex, Rotom-W, and Skeledirge by preventing the use of status-inflicting moves. It also blocks Defense-boosting attempts from Curse and Bulk Up users like Great Tusk and Garganacl. Ice Spinner is a great coverage move that hits Pokemon that would otherwise resist its Quaquaval's "it" would still refer to Taunt from the previous sentence STAB attacks, (AC) like Dragonite, Water Absorb Clodsire, and Amoonguss. 112 Speed EVs allows Quaquaval to outspeed Iron Moth after a boost from Aqua Step. Quaquaval's Water- and Fighting-typing gives it a natural resistance to common types like Bug, Fire, Water, Dark, and Rock. Tera Water boosts Aqua Step’s power and removes its Quaquaval's "it" would refer to Aqua Step here weaknesses to threats like Iron Valiant, Azumarill, and a Future Sight from Slowking. Fighting as its Tera type allows it to boost Tera Fighting boosts keeping phrasing consistent with the previous sentence Close Combat’s power to dent threats like Garchomp and Breloom. It also allows Quaquaval to take less damage from Garganacl’s Salt Cure, as it removes its Water-type. Tera Poison is a defensive option that allows Quaquaval to resist Fairy-type attacks from Pokemon like Iron Valiant and Azumarill, and it gives Quaquaval the ability to absorb Toxic Spikes, supporting its teammates.

Quaquaval fits best on offense teams that support its ability to set up and sweep. Entry hazard support from Pokemon like Meowscarada, Clodsire, and Glimmora gives Quaquaval an easier time taking out opponents due to the chip damage entry hazards provide. Pivots like Rotom-W and Cinderace bring Quaquaval safely onto the field against threats like Volcarona, Great Tusk, and Baxcalibur. Cinderace in particular is able to Court Change hazards remove hazards with Court Change and burn opponents, giving Quaquaval an easier time to set up and sweep. Quaquaval targets common Fire-, Ground-, and Dark-types; therefore, Pokemon that it can support through targeting these Pokemon teammates weak to them like Corviknight, Garganacl, and Gholdengo. In return, Corviknight can pivot Quaquaval into battle, come in on Assault Vest Toxapex, and remove entry hazards., (RP, AC) while Gholdengo and Garganacl can block status that prevent it Quaquaval "it" could refer to Corviknight here from sweeping should it not run Taunt. Quaquaval struggles against Pokemon like Dragonite, Dragapult, and Azumarill; therefore, threats to them like Scizor, Iron Valiant, Baxcalibur, and Dondozo make good teammates. Scizor and Dondozo check Azumarill;, (Remove semicolon, AC) while Iron Valiant and Baxcalibur can both parallel structure check Dragonite and Dragapult with their STAB moves. Baxcalibur also dents Azumarill heavily, allowing Quaquaval to take it out with its boosts.

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[SET]
name: Bulk Up
move 1: Bulk Up
move 2: Aqua Step
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Roost / Taunt / Ice Spinner
item: Leftovers
tera type: Water / Fighting / Poison
ability: Moxie
nature: Adamant
evs: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Quaquaval is an amazing setup sweeper due to Bulk Up, its ability Moxie, and its ability to boost its Speed with Aqua Step in order to outpace foes like Hydreigon, Iron Moth, and Garchomp. Bulk Up raises Quaquaval’s Attack and Defense, letting lets it more easily take out threats like Great Tusk, Armarouge, and Ting-Lu and survive attacks from Pokemon such as Baxcalibur, Tera Flying Roaring Moon, and Azumarill. Aqua Step dents common Ground- and Fire-types like Great Tusk, Clodsire, and Volcarona. (no point in explaining this cause it's just the stab move + focus of the set + you've explain what it's mainly for in the first sentence already) Close Combat hits Pokemon that can take an hit from Aqua Step, (ac) like Kingambit, Roaring Moon, Meowscarada, Hydreigon, and Baxcalibur, (ac) super effectively. Roost gives Quaquaval longevity, (rc) allowing it to stay on the battlefield to accumulate and take advantage of its stat boosts, and it allows provides Quaquaval with chances to switch into Kingambit and Cinderace without fearing chip damage. Taunt shuts down Pokemon like Toxapex, Rotom-W, and Skeledirge by preventing the use of recovery and status-inflicting moves. It also blocks Defense-boosting attempts from Curse and Bulk Up users like Great Tusk, (ac) Dondozo, (ac) and Garganacl. Ice Spinner is a great coverage move that hits Pokemon that would otherwise resist Quaquaval's STAB attacks, like Dragonite, Water Absorb Clodsire, and Amoonguss. 112 Speed EVs allow Quaquaval to outspeed Iron Moth after a boost from Aqua Step. Quaquaval's Water- and Fighting-typing gives it a natural resistance to common types like Bug, Fire, Water, Dark, and Rock. (dex info, unless u mention that it gives u setup opportunities in the face of mons like abc then there's no point in including this line) Tera Water boosts Aqua Step's power and removes Quaquaval's weakness to threats like Iron Valiant, Azumarill, and Future Sight Slowking. Tera Fighting boosts Close Combat’s power to dent threats like Garchomp and Breloom. It also allows Quaquaval to take less damage from Garganacl’s Salt Cure, (rc) as it removes its Water-type. Tera Poison is a defensive option that allows Quaquaval to resist Fairy-type attacks from Pokemon like Iron Valiant and Azumarill, and it gives Quaquaval the ability to absorb Toxic Spikes, supporting its teammates. and be immune from Toxapex and Clodsire's Toxic. (helps u set up and win easier instead of being on a timer)

Quaquaval fits best on offense teams that support its ability to set up and sweep. Entry hazards support from Pokemon like Meowscarada, (rc) Clodsire, (rc) (very rarely will u see clod in offense) and Glimmora give Quaquaval an easier time taking out foes opponents due to the chip damage entry hazards provide. Pivots like Rotom-W and Cinderace bring Quaquaval safely onto the field against threats like Volcarona, Great Tusk, and Baxcalibur. Cinderace in particular is able to provides entry hazard control with Court Change hazards and can burn foes with Will-O-Wisp opponents, giving Quaquaval an easier time to set up and sweep. Quaquaval targets common Fire-, Ground-, and Dark-types; therefore, it can support teammates weak to them like Corviknight, (rc) Garganacl, (again, you rarely ever see garg in offense. corv is a bit ehhh but still acceptable) and Gholdengo. In return, Corviknight can pivot Quaquaval into battle, come in on Assault Vest Toxapex, and remove entry hazards, (period -> comma) while Gholdengo and Garganacl blocks status that prevent Quaquaval from sweeping should it not run Taunt. Quaquaval struggles against Pokemon like Dragonite, Dragapult, and Azumarill; therefore, threats to them like Scizor, Iron Valiant, and Baxcalibur, (rc) and Dondozo (dondozo offense :worrywhirl:) make good teammates; (period -> semicolon) Scizor and Dondozo checks Azumarill, while Iron Valiant and Baxcalibur check Dragonite and Dragapult with their STAB moves. Baxcalibur also dents Azumarill heavily, allowing Quaquaval to take it out more easily with its boosts.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[SKIPPERGAMEZ, 620268]]
- Quality checked by: [[CaptainDaiymo, 602431], [3d, 295768]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

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Some minor QC changes from my end, and also make sure to change the credits format.
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