Break This Team - Week 12 (Sun)

#57
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This week's team was provided by Laurens, it features a very unexplored mon this gen, Torterra (named after yours truly)! Laurens has used this team successfully in multiple tournaments, including NU Open round 3.

Incineroar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Fake Out
- Darkest Lariat
- U-turn
- Flare Blitz

Slowbro @ Colbur Berry
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Slack Off
- Calm Mind
- Scald
- Psychic

Earth (Torterra) @ Leftovers
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 252 HP / 8 Atk / 248 Def
Impish Nature
- Earthquake
- Wood Hammer
- Stealth Rock
- Synthesis

Hitmonlee @ Life Orb
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- High Jump Kick
- Knock Off
- Sucker Punch
- Mach Punch

Mismagius @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Shadow Ball
- Energy Ball
- Dazzling Gleam

Cryogonal @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Recover
- Toxic
- Rapid Spin
- Freeze-Dry

Submissions end in 5 days, so August 20th.
 
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#58


The team doesn't have a Flying and Fairy resist. Scarf Braviary deals with every mon bar Slowbro, Whimsi deals with Slowbro and throws Moonblasts. They also form a nice u-turn core together.

Braviary @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Defiant
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Brave Bird
- Return
- U-turn
- Superpower

Whimsicott @ Choice Specs
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Giga Drain
- Moonblast
- U-turn
- Psychic
 
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#59
reserving dodrio+whimsicott

Dodrio @ Sharp Beak
Ability: Early Bird
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Brave Bird
- Return
- Jump Kick

Whimsicott @ Darkinium Z
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Moonblast
- Giga Drain
- Memento
- U-turn


its a team with no flying resist and no scarfer vs dodrio with whimsi to deal with bro better, get momentum and chip with the utility of healing dod with z memento. not much else to say, pretty straight forward lol
 
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#60


Get rocks up, keep rocks up (thats what the tomb is for, also has a solid match up, but mainly there to spinblock), Grassium Z on Virizion is to break bro at +2. Vanilluxe also looked spicy because it also bops everything bar Incineroar which gets worn down and Cryo which you can run Flash Cannon for, but ulimetely I think just about anything with Virizion breaks this team, because Virizion kinda does it single-handedly. Important to note that Torterra cannot really do a whole lot of damage back to Virizion.

Virizion @ Grassium Z
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Swords Dance

Spiritomb @ Leftovers
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dark Pulse
- Calm Mind
- Sleep Talk
- Rest


also why does it feel like Virizion is on here like every week
 
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#61
Reserving emboar + Sceptile

Emboar @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Wild Charge
- Superpower
- Toxic

Sceptile @ Choice Specs
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leaf Storm
- Giga Drain
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Before I saw this team, i played neomn who happened to be using this team. I didnt save the replay because I didnt know it was Break This Team yet, lol. Contrary to neomn's belief, it was not Virizion that broke this team -> it was Emboar.

Emboar OHKOs Torterra, Hitmonlee, Mismagius, and Crygonal with Flare Blitz.
Emboar OHKOs Hitmonlee, Cryogonal, and Incineroar with Superpower.
Toxic Cripples slowbro and makes it easier to clean up later -> also forcing it out a few turns later.

Choice Scarf allows Emboar to revenge kill any of the listed threats with only mild prediction required - clicking flare blitz is almost always great as if incineroar comes in it still doesnt appreciate being worn down.

Slowbro is the only thing stopping Emboar on this team, and while in my specific game with neomn Virizion is what fainted it, it was only because virizion crit.
While Virizion is an amazing part of the team I used, it normally doesn't have the sheer power to break through Slowbro.

Sceptile is an amazing force with emboar against this team, as nothing wants to switch into it. The only things that can take a Specs Leaf Storm are Cryogonal and Incineroar - both are OHKO'd by Focus Blast. Hp ice, a standard on Sceptile, OHKOs Torterra with ease (if leaf storm already doesn't).

These two mons have what it takes to Break This Team.

Edit - was told emboar doesnt one shot torterra but still is doing 80-94 which is still damn good
 
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ignition (Emboar) @ Expert Belt
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Superpower
- Wild Charge
- Sucker Punch

rebound (Golbat) @ Eviolite
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 252 HP / 152 Def / 100 SpD
Impish Nature
- Brave Bird
- Taunt
- Toxic
- Roost

EBelt Emboar smashes this team in 2, and can even switch in on Cryo and Incineroar as well as predicted Rocks/Wood Hammer from Tort. The best countermeasure available is doubling between Tort and Slowbro and hoping it dies to recoil and/or doesn't outpredict you, or sacing something and revenging with Lee -- which is where Golbat comes in. "Why would you ever use Golbat without Defog," you ask? Well, because this and quite a few other common balance builds are quite weak to Taunt+Toxic/Super Fang stallbreaker Bat, and it comes in on Lee and Tort and annoys the hell out of this team, whittling and even 1v1ing Slowbro. The given spread avoids the 2hko from both Psychic and Psyshock Slowbro, as well as from Cryogonal.
 
#71
lolbro is the week 5 winner, congrats!

Moving on to week six, here's a team provided by Lax, featuring a very hyped Pokemon right now, Guzzlord!

gazz (Guzzlord) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 144 SpD / 112 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dark Pulse
- Draco Meteor
- Sludge Bomb
- Fire Blast

batbat (Golbat) @ Eviolite
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 248 HP / 164 Def / 96 Spe
Impish Nature
- Brave Bird
- U-turn
- Roost
- Defog

mowe (Rotom-Mow) @ Grassium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Thunderbolt
- Leaf Storm
- Will-O-Wisp

dog (Houndoom) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Pursuit
- Dark Pulse
- Fire Blast
- Destiny Bond

snek (Steelix) @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 104 Atk / 132 SpD / 20 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Heavy Slam
- Roar

fast (Slowbro) @ Colbur Berry
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 220 Def / 36 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Slack Off
- Psychic
- Toxic
Submissions end in 5 days, so August 27th. Good luck everyone!​
 
#72


Vanilluxe @ Choice Specs
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Blizzard
- Freeze-Dry
- Flash Cannon
- Hidden Power [Ground]

Vikavolt @ Buginium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Bug Buzz
- Volt Switch
- Thunderbolt
- Roost


The team has no reliable Ice-resist and Vanilluxe pretty much 6-0s the team. Vikavolt does the same job. I know Houndoom takes care of these but it gets worn down pretty quick so that helps.
 
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#73

Clefairy @ Eviolite
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Soft-Boiled
- Moonblast
- Toxic
- Knock Off

Slowbro @ Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Slack Off
- Scald
- Psychic
- Calm Mind

Clef walls 5/6 with lix being the only thing that beats it. Bro covers that up while also being able to beat golbat since that and clef just kind of stall each other out. Clef can take a Z-Leaf Storm + Leaf Storm from full so it's difficult to break.
252 SpA Rotom-Mow Bloom Doom (195 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Eviolite Clefairy: 172-204 (50 - 59.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Rotom-Mow Leaf Storm vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Eviolite Clefairy: 115-136 (33.4 - 39.5%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

252+ SpA Guzzlord Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Eviolite Clefairy: 112-132 (32.5 - 38.3%) -- 97.9% chance to 3HKO

252 SpA Houndoom Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Eviolite Clefairy: 102-120 (29.6 - 34.8%) -- 9.7% chance to 3HKO
 

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#74

Barbaracle @ Buginium Z
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Shell Smash
- Razor Shell
- X-Scissor
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Yo check out this unset; just make sure Steelix doesn't have Sturdy intact and get a free setup opportunity against Golbat and ur golden. No more playing a dozen mindgames against Slowbro with Continental Crush; you just need to get the prediction right once by either Z-Moving as it stays in or Smash on the switch.
+2 252 Atk Barbaracle Savage Spin-Out (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Slowbro: 406-478 (103 - 121.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+4 252 Atk Tough Claws Barbaracle X-Scissor vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Slowbro: 396-466 (100.5 - 118.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
All you need at this point is a fast Spiker that lures Golbat in, like Explosion Garbo and Taunt Qwilfish.


Garbodor @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Aftermath
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Spikes
- Toxic Spikes
- Gunk Shot
- Explosion
 
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#75
Vikavolt + Incineroar + Rhydon


This combination takes massive advantage of the majority of this team, infact it's literally just Vikavolt + something to beat houndoom that doesn't lose on much momentum. The only thing at this point is to have a bulky rock type like Megahorn Rhydon and you assure you pressure Golbat without having Rotom-Mow switch into it.

Vikavolt @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 136 SpA / 44 SpD / 76 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Energy Ball
- Bug Buzz
- Roost

Incineroar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Darkest Lariat
- Earthquake
- U-turn

Love (Rhydon) @ Eviolite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 244 HP / 32 Atk / 224 SpD / 8 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast
- Megahorn
- Stealth Rock


136+ SpA Vikavolt Bug Buzz vs. 0 HP / 144 SpD Guzzlord: 432-510 (73.5 - 86.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
136+ SpA Vikavolt Thunderbolt vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Golbat: 276-326 (78.1 - 92.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
136+ SpA Vikavolt Bug Buzz vs. 252 HP / 36 SpD Slowbro: 374-444 (94.9 - 112.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
136+ SpA Vikavolt Energy Ball vs. 244 HP / 132 SpD Steelix: 129-152 (36.6 - 43.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
136+ SpA Vikavolt Bug Buzz vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Rotom-Mow: 306-362 (126.9 - 150.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
136+ SpA Vikavolt Bug Buzz vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Houndoom: 195-231 (67 - 79.3%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock

252 SpA Houndoom Fire Blast vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 58-69 (14.7 - 17.5%) -- possible 5HKO after Stealth Rock
252 SpA Rotom-Mow Volt Switch vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 72-85 (18.3 - 21.6%) -- 99.3% chance to 4HKO after Stealth Rock
252+ SpA Choice Specs Guzzlord Draco Meteor vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 207-244 (52.6 - 62%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 244 HP / 0 Def Steelix: 216-254 (61.3 - 72.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Incineroar U-turn vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Slowbro: 104-124 (26.3 - 31.4%) -- 36.3% chance to 3HKO after Stealth Rock
252+ Atk Incineroar U-turn vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Guzzlord: 256-302 (43.6 - 51.4%) -- 99.6% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock
252+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Rotom-Mow: 372-438 (154.3 - 181.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ Atk Incineroar Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Houndoom: 378-446 (129.8 - 153.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 164+ Def Eviolite Golbat: 130-154 (36.7 - 43.5%) -- 96.1% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock

32+ Atk Rhydon Megahorn vs. 252 HP / 220+ Def Slowbro: 170-200 (43.1 - 50.7%) -- 97.7% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock (normally the attack invest is to assure a kill vs drapion)
32+ Atk Rhydon Megahorn vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Rotom-Mow: 230-272 (95.4 - 112.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
32+ Atk Rhydon Megahorn vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Guzzlord: 406-478 (69.1 - 81.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
32+ Atk Rhydon Rock Blast (3 hits) vs. 252 HP / 164+ Def Eviolite Golbat: 150-186 (42.3 - 52.5%) -- approx. 9.4% chance to 2HKO
32+ Atk Rhydon Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Houndoom: 524-618 (180 - 212.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
32+ Atk Rhydon Earthquake vs. 244 HP / 0 Def Steelix: 168-198 (47.7 - 56.2%) -- 24.6% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery