Tired of allowing Dialga to set up Stealth Rock? Annoyed of allowing it to Draco Meteor your Groudon? Need something that can set up Rocks and Sun? Well this Groudon is capable of beating all dialga (barring specs) one-on-one, while also being able to set up rocks, sun, and still is capable of being able to do A LOT MORE.
Groudon @ Earth Plate
EVs: 240 HP / 196 Atk / 56 SDef / 16 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Stone Edge
- Stealth Rock
- Fire Punch
Groudon's often looked to as one of the best physical walls in the tier, but its 150 base attack stat is often forgotten, and this set capitalizes on its bulk and attack to make it a great user of Stealth Rock. Earthquake boosted by Earth Plate does massive amounts of damage OHKOing Dialga, and dealing more then 70% to stuff like no defense invested Palkia and Kyogre, making an easy 2HKO and also placing them in range for stuff like Rayquaza's ExtremeSpeed. Earth Plate also gives the impression your Banded which is nice to stomp over stuff that wants to switch in to be immune to your moves (like Ho-oh) which is what Stone Edge and Fire Punch are for, to nail flying types and Skarmory (standard Forry and Ferro are already 2HKOed :P). EVs are a bit strange, 240 HP gives you a number to take 4 seismic tosses, combining that with 56 Special Defense EVs give you enough bulk to not be OHKOed by one Life Orbed Draco Meteor from the likes of Dialga or any dragon with a base 150 Special Attack stat assuming a decent roll (you have a 54% chance to live it). 196 Attack practically gurantees an OHKO on standard Dialga while the rest is thrown into speed to speed creep. Speed Creep isn't nessecary though and it can be put into attack or special defense when you don't want to invest in it. Another strange idea is substituting Expert Belt for Earth Plate; it lowers the power of Earthquake on all pokemon that aren't steels but it allows you to hit Lugia harder with Stone Edge before being forced to switch.