I had posted almost the exact set before!!!
Originally Posted by Fat ChaoticaMortis
@ Life Orb
Trait: Super Luck
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
- Sucker Punch
- Psycho Cut / Night Slash
Why it's good:
Absol has the strongest priority attack in NU, Sucker Punch. Mix that with its base 130 Attack stat and it becomes quite devastating, able to easily revenge kill most offensive threats in the tier bar Fighting-types and Pokemon with extra bulk. Superpower gives Absol a powerful coverage option against Steel-, Normal-, and Rock-type Pokemon, OHKOing most of them. Cleaning Psychic- and Ghost-type Pokemon out is also a simple job. Absol can easily switch into the majority of Psychic-types in the tier, being immune to their STAB. Many will attempt to switch out before taking a Sucker Punch, but Absol can hit them as they switch with Pursuit, which, like its other attacks, will most likely score an OHKO. Pursuit is also useful against Ghost-types, who are practically in the same boat as Psychics. For a final attack, Absol's Psycho Cut hits Fighting and Poison Pokemon harder, while Night Slash is its strongest reliable STAB attack.
Slower, bulkier Pokemon appreciate Absol's ability to remove quicker threats from the game. (Dark / Psychic / Fighting) cores rival (Fire / Water / Grass) ones in terms of effectiveness, and Absol makes a great partner to almost any Fighting- and Psychic-type in the tier. Emboar and Gurdurr are both slower, bulkier Fighting Pokemon which have great offensive synergy with Absol, while Musharna, Gothitelle, and Exeggutor all fit the bill for slower, bulkier Psychic Pokemon. Most offensive teams will appreciate Absol's spectacular revenge killing skills. Absol also appreciates entry hazards to further weaken its targets. Garbodor, Cacturne, and Golem are all offensive hazard setters that Absol works well with.
Life Orb recoil is hard to consistently take, but a well-played Absol won't care about small amounts of residual damage as it will be one-shotting most opponents. Beware of faster users of priority as they negate Sucker Punch. Don't use Choice Scarf. It might be leaving the tier soon, so use it while you can.
To not make my post look bad, have a Haunter.
Haunter @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
- Sludge Bomb
- Shadow Ball
What it does:
Haunter is one of the few Ghost-types in the tier and arguably has the best combination of speed and power out of all of them. It's typing allows it to come in on Lickilicky, Miltank, Choice Band / Scarf Sawk, and others with ease and set up a Substitute. From then on, it is extremely hard take out Haunter unless you have a multi-hit move. Disable increases the list of Pokemon that Haunter can set up by a huge amount, and is extremely useful against Pokemon with only one coverage move that can hit Haunter, such as Musharna or Gurdurr. This set can often run through a team, especially with hazards since it forces so many switches.
Haunter doesn't require much team support to do what it does. Gurdurr is able to demolish Probopass and Skuntank—two very common Haunter counters. It can also switch into Rock Blast with ease, which is likely the move that Golem and Cinccino are going to use against you in order to break through your Substitutes. Using Haunter as a defensive Pokemon is a no-no, so a separate core would be useful as teammates, unless you're going all-out-offensive.
What counters it:
As previously mentioned, Skuntank and Probopass are very good counters to Haunter. Skuntank can alternate between Crunch and Pursuit to bypass Disable and hopefully trap Haunter. It takes very little damage from its attacks thanks to resistances to both. Probopass simply does not care about anything Haunter throws at it and can break its Substitutes with Flash Cannon or Volt Switch out to a faster Pokemon while breaking Haunter's Substitute at the same time. Regice takes very little damage as well, and can alternate between Thunderbolt and Ice beam to beat Haunter. Rock Blast users can bypass Substitute and usually OHKO Haunter if they hit decently hard.
Any Additional Info:
Haunter is one of the few reliable checks
to Zangoose and can set up on it with ease.