ZU [SS] Golduck [DONE]

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[OVERVIEW]
Choice Specs Golduck is listed as unviable because it struggles to break past some of the premier special walls like Articuno, Clefairy, and Cryogonal. It is outclassed as a special wallbreaker by Jynx and Skuntank due to their access to Nasty Plot, better coverage moves, and support moves such as Lovely Kiss in Jynx's case and Taunt and Corrosive Gas in Skuntank's case to help debilitate opposing walls. Golduck being forced to rely on an inaccurate move in Hydro Pump and having no secondary STAB move to break through targets is also less than ideal.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Psychic
move 4: Flip Turn
item: Choice Specs
ability: Cloud Nine
nature: Modest
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Specs Golduck attempts to soften up special walls with its STAB Hydro Pump, pivot with Flip Turn, and target common Water-resistant and -immune foes with coverage. Even with this, when it comes to looking for a wallbreaker, Jynx and Skuntank are better at forcing progress and breaking down special walls without team support. They are also faster, making them tougher to revenge kill.

[SET CREDITS]
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Quality checked by:
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[OVERVIEW]
Choice Specs Golduck is listed as unviable because it struggles to break past some of the premiere special walls like Articuno, Clefairy and Cryogonal. It is outclassed as a special breaker by Jynx and Skuntank due to their access to Nasty Plot and better coverage moves. They also have access to support moves to help debilitate the opposing walls such as Jynx's Lovely Kiss and Skuntank's Taunt and Corrosive Gas. While all the laters points are true, the main issue with Golduck is its reliance on HPump an inaccurate STAB move as main way to wallbreak as surf is too weak and it has no secondary stab

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Psychic
move 4: Flip Turn
item: Choice Specs
ability: Cloud Nine
nature: Modest
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Specs Golduck attempts to soften up special walls with its STAB Hydro Pump, pivot with Flip Turn, and target common Water resists and immunities with coverage. Access to Flip Turn allows Golduck to pivot on these special walls and give its teammates the ability to force progress. Cloud Nine also gives it to have a great matchup into Sun teams. fluff Even with this, when it comes to looking for a breaker, Jynx and Skuntank are better at forcing progress and breaking down special walls by themselves without team support. They are also faster, making them tougher to revenge kill.

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

Grammar checked by:
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[OVERVIEW]
Choice Specs Golduck is listed as unviable because it struggles to break past some of the premiere premier special walls like Articuno, Clefairy, (comma) and Cryogonal. It is outclassed as a special breaker wallbreaker by Jynx and Skuntank due to their access to Nasty Plot, (comma) and better coverage moves. They also have access to moves, and support moves to help debilitate the opposing walls such as Jynx's Lovely Kiss in Jynx's case and Skuntank's Taunt and Corrosive Gas in Skuntank's case to help debilitate opposing walls. Golduck being forced to rely on an inaccurate move in Hydro Pump and having no secondary STAB move to break through targets is also less than ideal.

[SET]
name: Choice Specs
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Psychic
move 4: Flip Turn
item: Choice Specs
ability: Cloud Nine
nature: Modest
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Choice Specs Golduck attempts to soften up special walls with its STAB Hydro Pump, pivot with Flip Turn, and target common Water resists and immunities Water-resistant and -immune foes with coverage. Even with this, when it comes to looking for a breaker wallbreaker, Jynx and Skuntank are better at forcing progress and breaking down special walls by themselves without team support. They are also faster, making them tougher to revenge kill.

[SET CREDITS]
Written by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/sleid.601970/
Quality checked by:
https://www.smogon.com/forums/members/tuthur.369076/ (don't forget to add this)
Grammar checked by:

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