I just got my first big streak at 106
Battle Subway Super Single: 106
Terrakion, Latios, Metagross
@ Focus Sash
EVs: | 4 HP | 252 Attack | 252 Speed |
~ Close Combat
~ Rock Slide
~ Swords Dance
♂ @ Choice Specs
EVs: | 4 HP | 252 Sp. Attack | 252 Speed |
~ Draco Meteor
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: | 148 HP | 252 Attack | 108 Speed |
~ Meteor Mash
~ Zen Headbutt
My strategy is pretty similar to my Infernape strategy of Swords Dance, Focus Sash, sweep, but it's a little different because of Terrakion's completely different type-coverage with Rock Slide (yes, not Stone Edge. I care about accuracy a lot.) and Earthquake instead of Fire Punch and Shadow Claw. I found myself switching out a lot more right at the start, fearing a status move, a speed-priority move, being forced to use ineffective moves, or just simply going up against a fast Pokemon. But with both a special wall and a physical wall behind Terrakion resisting almost every type of move, it all worked out.
One thing I was really glad I had was Latios' Draco Meteor. Especially with Choice Specs, it OHKOs most Pokemon. Great for taking out Pokemon that Terrakion and Metagross have trouble with. Levitate+Surf was also great for taking out Ground types that threaten Terrakion and Metagross.
So yes this team revolves around Terrakion, but if and when Terrakion dies prematurely, the focus becomes Latios because of his speed, power, and type-coverage. Metagross, as a resistance partner for Latios, has been really useful to switch to when Latios needs to change moves.
Metagross was also very useful for taking out Ice types (especially speedy Froslass). He was also my Pokemon that I would send in to be crippled with Paralysis or Confusion as I wanted to keep Terrakion's speed high and his focus sash usable. And Metagross, with his bulkiness for an offensive Pokemon, could stand being slow with Paralysis, something that would cause Terrakion and Latios much trouble.
Pokemon that really gave me trouble were Pokemon that were faster than my entire team, most notably 686 Starmie:
| 686 | Starmie | Timid | Focus Sash | Surf | Psychic | Power Gem | Signal Beam | Spd/SpA |
That focus sash caused me so much trouble. It takes 2 of my Pokemon to take it out: one for the major damage, the other to take care of the remaining 1HP. Unless Metagross is already Agility'ed up, which surprisingly didn't happen whenever I encountered this Starmie.
I lost at 107 to this Starmie, but I think it could have been avoided had I made better decisions earlier on in the battle when my Metagross went up against a Bronzong. I think I was getting a little careless and overconfident at that point when I used Earthquake to see what ability it had.