Originally Posted by Fat Gimili
I've found that most Ubers teams lead with Darkrai, and a solid taunt user is capable of such. I've used this Thundurus set to stop many a Darkrai from setting up
Thundurus @ Focus Sash
Evs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
- Nasty Plot
- Focus Blast
- Thunder / Thunderbolt / Grass Knot
Taunt makes the dark void the opposing Darkrai usually fires off at first useless. On the switch, Thundurus NP's and boosts his SAtk to fantastic levels. If you see one of Thundurus's counters on the other team, simply switch out. the beauty of this set is that once Darkrai switches in again, Thundurus can OHKO Darkrai with Thunder after Stealth Rock after absorbing a blow with its focus sash. Thunderbolt is the non-rain option, and Grass Knot can be used to OHKO Physically Defensive Groudon at +2. I have tested this, but it must be used correctly for it to function properly.
Darkrai is a bad example. unless the Darkrai has lum, it's going to have sash. it's also going to expect you to have prankster t-wave, so it's going to a. switch out, or b. dark pulse you for the 2hko, while you do nothing to it. drop nplot for thunder wave, and consider hp ice or grass knot > focus blast. you're not beating dialga anyways. grass knot can ohko groudon while hp ice ohko's the 4x dragons etc.