ZU [SS] Dedenne [DONE]

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[OVERVIEW]
Dedenne is not viable in SS ZU due to it being entirely outclassed by the top Pokemon in the tier, Rotom, which has a better movepool, ability, secondary typing, and Special Attack stat.

[SET]
name: Offensive Pivot
move 1: Volt Switch
move 2: Dazzling Gleam
move 3: Grass Knot
move 4: Super Fang
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Pickup
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]
Dedenne attempts to work as an offensive pivot with its fast Speed stat and access to Volt Switch. Unfortunately for Dedenne, it is outclassed by one of the tier's top Pokemon, Rotom, which does its job much better with its deeper movepool, better Special Attack, and its Ghost typing and Levitate providing it with a bunch of immunities. Even Manectric, a mid-tier Pokemon, also has better qualities with its better Special Attack and Speed, access to Overheat to hit Grass-types, and a useful ability in Lightning Rod.

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[OVERVIEW]
Dedenne is not viable in SS ZU due to it being entirely outclassed by the top Pokemon in the tier, Rotom, because it has a better movepool, ability, secondary typing, and Special Attack stat.

[SET]
name: Offensive Pivot
move 1: Volt Switch
move 2: Dazzling Gleam
move 3: Grass Knot
move 4: Super Fang
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Pickup
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]
Dedenne attempts to work as an Offensive Pivot with its fast Speed stat and access to Volt Switch. Unfortunately for Dedenne, it is outclassed by one of the tiers top Pokemon, Rotom, who does its job much better with its deeper movepool, better Special Attack, and its Ghost-typing + Levitate providing it a bunch of immunities. (Could even add onto this providing another example in Manectric which is a mid-tier Pokemon but is also faster and stronger than Dedenne and again has a very valuable ability in Lightning Rod, where as Dedenne has no redeeming defensive qualities)
 

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[OVERVIEW]
Dedenne is not viable in SS ZU due to it being entirely outclassed by the top Pokemon in the tier, Rotom, because it which has a better movepool, ability, secondary typing, and Special Attack stat.

[SET]
name: Offensive Pivot
move 1: Volt Switch
move 2: Dazzling Gleam
move 3: Grass Knot
move 4: Super Fang
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Pickup
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

[SET COMMENTS]
Dedenne attempts to work as an Offensive Pivot offensive pivot with its fast Speed stat and access to Volt Switch. Unfortunately for Dedenne, it is outclassed by one of the tiers tier's top Pokemon, Rotom, who which does its job much better with its deeper movepool, better Special Attack, and its Ghost-typing + Levitate Ghost typing and Levitate providing it with a bunch of immunities. Even Manectric, (AC) as a mid-tier Pokeon Pokemon, (AC) also has better qualities with its better Special Attack and Speed, access to Overheat to hit Grass-types, (AC) and carries a useful ability in Lightning Rod.

[SET CREDITS]
Written by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/sleid.601970/
Quality checked by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/jett.226429/
Grammar checked by:
 

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