So when I saw the banlist for Dream World I was pretty honestly amazed that it hadn't received the boot. In the dream world tier it not only has all the amazing qualities that led to its ban in Wifi OU, but also has the ability to pass those boosts using baton pass. So instead of just an offensive juggernaut you now have an offensive juggernaut that is capable of passing his boosts to a pokemon more suited to sweep the opponents team. Lets say that you send in something like Slowbro to wall my Blaziken, to bad I just passed to my Technician Breloom and raped your team. Or you send in your Gliscor to put a stop to my sweep, Moxie Gyarados says hello. Some common sets include: Blaziken (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Speed Boost EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Swords Dance - Hi Jump Kick - Flare Blitz/Protect/Blaze Kick - Baton Pass The best passer. Force a switch and Swords Dance on it. Either proceed to smash their team with Hi Jump Kick and Flare Blitz/Blaze Kick or Baton Pass the boost off to another sweeper. Protect can be used to gather an extra speed boost to ensure the pass, but you lose out on some offensive coverage. Blaziken (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Speed Boost EVs: 40 Atk / 252 SAtk / 216 Spd Rash Nature (+SAtk, -SDef) - Fire Blast - Hidden Power [Ice/Electric] - Hi Jump Kick - Protect/Baton Pass Blaziken can also use a special set to beat its checks. While this set doesn't have the immediate power of the all out physical attacker, it makes up for it in surprise factor. Lets say you send in your Gliscor or Dragonite to wall standard Blaziken, well fuck HP Ice to the dome. HP electric can also be used to hit counters like Slowbro and Gyarados harder since you still OHKO Gliscor with Fire Blast. Blaziken (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Speed Boost EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Swords Dance - Flare Blitz - Hi Jump Kick - Protect/Shadow Claw/Stone Edge Plain SD Blaziken. Protect for more boosts, Shadow Claw to hit Slowbro, Latias, and Jellicent, or Stone Edge to hit Dragonite and Gyarados. Counters: Despite all that Blaziken still has a few counters. Slowbro can pretty much wall every Blaziken set to death unless they have HP Electric. Gyarados is also a pretty sure fire stop, though it does have to worry about Stone Edge on pure SD sets and HP Electric on the mixed set. Jellicent is in the same situation as the other two. Only rare moves such as Shadow Claw and HP Electric, but it will be hard pressed to stop Blaziken passing boosts away. Dragonite resists all of Blazikens moves and can wall it quite easily if Multi Scale is intact. Is Blaziken Tire material? Discuss here.