Project Break this Team (Week Eight: Submissions)

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And the winner is, GenZeon, so congrats bud! So I have another British cool team to show off made by the one punch man himself, Taskr!


Absol @ Life Orb
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Knock Off
- Swords Dance
- Superpower
- Sucker Punch

Qwilfish @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 204 Def / 56 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Waterfall
- Taunt
- Spikes
- Toxic Spikes

Oricorio-Sensu @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Dancer
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hurricane
- Calm Mind
- Substitute
- Revelation Dance

Golem @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Rock Blast
- Sucker Punch
- Earthquake
- Stealth Rock

Abomasnow @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Blizzard
- Focus Blast
- Earthquake
- Energy Ball

Hitmonchan @ Assault Vest
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 212 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Mach Punch
- Ice Punch
- Rapid Spin
- Drain Punch


This is an extremely interesting offensive team based around Scarf Abomasnow along with Spikestack, even featuring a lesser used Stealth Rocker in Weakness Policy Golem, which is able to deal a surprising amount of damage at plus 2!

You have until Thursday!
 
#62
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Magmortar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Vital Spirit
EVs: 252 SpA / 24 SpD / 232 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Fire Blast
- Focus Blast
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Grass]

Primeape @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Defiant
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- U-turn
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge


Pretty self explanatory. Magmortar tanks hits from Oricorio and Abomasnow and ohkos both Qwilfish and Golem (with Sturdy already broken). Absol and Hitmonchan give Mag problems, so I added Primeape. Ape kills Absol easily and even has a slight chance to ohko Hitmonchan after rocks. It also outspeeds and scares Aboma and kills Oricorio with Stone Edge. The Defiant boost from Qwilfish's Intimidate is an additional little bonus
 
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So essentially, if Stealth Rocks are up Combusken can basically win if it hits all of its moves. It has the ability to OHKO Golem, Oricorio, Absol, and Abomasnow with its STAB moves, while being able to 2hko Qwilfish with Hidden Power Electric. The main two Pokemon that Combusken actually happens to struggle with are Hitmonchan and Qwilfish, with both get demolished by Mesprit's Psychic. Honestly, Mesprit is able to take on a large portion of the team by itself, bar Oricorio and Absol, which Combusken can deal with at +1. Overall the core works well together in breaking down the opposing team and allowing one or the other to clean the rest.

Mesprit @ Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Psychic
- U-turn
- Ice Beam
- Dazzling Gleam

Combusken @ Firium Z
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hidden Power [Electric]
- Fire Blast
- Focus Blast
- Protect


252+ SpA Combusken Focus Blast vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Golem: 458-542 (152.1 - 180%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Combusken Hidden Power Electric vs. 248 HP / 4 SpD Qwilfish: 174-206 (52.2 - 61.8%) -- 97.7% chance to 2HKO after Black Sludge recovery
252+ SpA Combusken Inferno Overdrive (185 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Oricorio-Ghost: 333-393 (114.4 - 135%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Combusken Focus Blast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Absol: 486-572 (179.3 - 211%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Combusken Fire Blast vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Abomasnow: 676-804 (210.5 - 250.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO


252 SpA Choice Specs Mesprit Psychic vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Oricorio-Ghost: 255-300 (87.6 - 103%) -- 25% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Mesprit Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Oricorio-Ghost: 340-400 (116.8 - 137.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Choice Specs Mesprit Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Golem: 360-424 (119.6 - 140.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Mesprit Psychic vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Golem: 270-318 (89.7 - 105.6%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Choice Specs Mesprit Dazzling Gleam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Absol: 340-400 (125.4 - 147.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Choice Specs Mesprit Psychic vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Qwilfish: 612-720 (183.2 - 215.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Choice Specs Mesprit Psychic vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Abomasnow: 217-256 (67.6 - 79.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Choice Specs Mesprit Psychic vs. 40 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Hitmonchan: 236-278 (94 - 110.7%) -- 62.5% chance to OHKO
 
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#65
Reserving Alolan Raichu and Hitmonchan naw, I found something better


Raichu-Alola @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Surge Surfer
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Thunderbolt
- Psyshock
- Focus Blast

Gurdurr @ Eviolite
Ability: Guts
EVs: 252 HP / 196 Atk / 60 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Bulk Up
- Drain Punch
- Mach Punch
- Knock Off


Alolan Raichu has a scarily good matchup versus this team. While it fears Sucker Punch, nothing can safely switch into it, as any given move can OHKO everything on this team bar Golem, which can easily be revenged by Gurdurr. Primarily, it takes on Oricorio-Sensu and Qwilfish and prevents them from setting up Calm Minds and Hazards, respectively. While AV Hitmonchan might be a good blanket check to special attackers to an extent, it doesn't stop Psyshock + Special coverage from just ripping through this team.

Despite Gurdurr's negligible special bulk, it still has the ability to take on Scarfed Abomasnow and even Oricorio-Sensu, as the given spread ensures that it lives two Blizzards and one unboosted Hurricane without hazards. It can also take on Absol and Golem without having to risk a potential Sucker Punch on Alolan Raichu.

+2 252 Atk Life Orb Absol Superpower vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Eviolite Gurdurr: 260-307 (69.5 - 82%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Abomasnow Blizzard vs. 252 HP / 60 SpD Eviolite Gurdurr: 148-175 (39.5 - 46.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage

252 SpA Oricorio-Ghost Hurricane vs. 252 HP / 60 SpD Eviolite Gurdurr: 308-366 (82.3 - 97.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

+2 252+ Atk Golem Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Eviolite Gurdurr: 259-306 (69.2 - 81.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Alolan Raichu's matchups:

252 SpA Raichu-Alola Psyshock vs. 40 HP / 4 Def Hitmonchan: 254-302 (101.1 - 120.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Raichu-Alola Thunderbolt vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Qwilfish: 384-452 (115.3 - 135.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Raichu-Alola Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Oricorio-Ghost: 320-378 (109.9 - 129.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Raichu-Alola Focus Blast vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Golem: 300-354 (99.6 - 117.6%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO (OHKO after Rocks where Sturdy is gone)

252 SpA Raichu-Alola All-Out Pummeling (190 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Abomasnow: 382-450 (119 - 140.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Raichu-Alola Focus Blast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Absol: 316-374 (116.6 - 138%) -- guaranteed OHKO


((Some of these calcs are unnecessary, but it proves that nothing can switch in on it at all.))

Gurdurr's matchups:

196+ Atk Gurdurr Drain Punch vs. 40 HP / 4 Def Hitmonchan: 135-159 (53.7 - 63.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

-1 196+ Atk Gurdurr Knock Off vs. 248 HP / 204+ Def Qwilfish: 36-43 (10.8 - 12.9%) -- possible 8HKO

196+ Atk Gurdurr Knock Off vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Oricorio-Ghost: 172-204 (59.1 - 70.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

+1 196+ Atk Gurdurr Knock Off vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Oricorio-Ghost: 258-304 (88.6 - 104.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

196+ Atk Gurdurr Drain Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Golem: 176-210 (58.4 - 69.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

196+ Atk Gurdurr Drain Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Abomasnow: 282-332 (87.8 - 103.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

196+ Atk Gurdurr Mach Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Absol: 180-212 (66.4 - 78.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

+1 196+ Atk Gurdurr Mach Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Absol: 270-318 (99.6 - 117.3%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO
 
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#66
Reserving Munchlax+Granbull! I have no idea how this works! :D

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So here it is! Yay!
Munchlax @ Eviolite
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Ice Punch
- Curse
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Crolax, of course. Eviolite with Thick Fat and 248 HP/252 SpD, along with Restalk, Curse, and... Ice Punch? While this may seem crazy, it allows Munchlax to hit Oricorio-Sensu for super-effective damage, and even Golem if need-be. This is compared to Body Slam, which may get the STAB boost, but only helps against mons that are either threats, such as Absol or Hitmonchan, or setup fodder, like Abomasnow.

Granbull @ Normalium Z
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Play Rough
- Earthquake
- Toxic
- Heal Bell

This is a pretty standard Granbull set. Intimidate with 248 HP/252 Def to take physical hits all day, although you could run more in Attack to get some more offensive pressure, and even eventually (very eventually) 3HKO Qwilfish, it gives you a harder time with other things like Golem. As for the moveset, you've got your STAB Play Rough. Earthquake for Qwilfish, and Z-Heal Bell for that one time full restore. I chose to go Toxic over Thunder Wave since Toxic helps with Golem and goes well with Munchlax's Restalk for some nice Toxic stall, on top of the fact that the core is too slow to take very good advantage of Paralysis.

This core of Munchlax and Granbull manages to wall a good amount of the team while still maintaining a decent offensive pressure with Munchlax's Curse and Granbull's nice coverage between Play Rough and Earthquake. They synergize well in order check a good amount of the team, with Munchlax dealing with Oriocorio-Sensu and Abomasnow, while Granbull can deal with Absol and Hitmonchan. They struggle a little with Golem and Qwilfish, but with some Toxic+Earthquake+Restalk shenanigans, you should be fine.
Offensive:
8 Atk Granbull Play Rough vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Absol: 344-408 (126.9 - 150.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
-1 8 Atk Granbull Earthquake vs. 248 HP / 204+ Def Qwilfish: 96-114 (28.8 - 34.2%) -- 1.7% chance to 3HKO
8 Atk Munchlax Ice Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Oricorio-Ghost: 128-152 (43.9 - 52.2%) -- 13.3% chance to 2HKO
8 Atk Granbull Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Golem: 136-160 (45.1 - 53.1%) -- 28.1% chance to 2HKO
+2 8 Atk Munchlax Ice Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Abomasnow: 120-142 (37.3 - 44.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
8 Atk Granbull Play Rough vs. 40 HP / 4 Def Hitmonchan: 276-326 (109.9 - 129.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:
-1 252 Atk Life Orb Absol Superpower vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Granbull: 49-58 (12.7 - 15.1%) -- possible 6HKO after Stealth Rock
-1 0 Atk Qwilfish Waterfall vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Granbull: 48-57 (12.5 - 14.8%) -- possible 6HKO after Stealth Rock
252 SpA Oricorio-Ghost Supersonic Skystrike (185 BP) vs. 248 HP / 252+ SpD Eviolite Munchlax: 89-105 (18.8 - 22.1%) -- 0.1% chance to 4HKO after Stealth Rock
-1 252+ Atk Golem Earthquake vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Granbull: 99-117 (25.8 - 30.5%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
252 SpA Abomasnow Focus Blast vs. 248 HP / 252+ SpD Eviolite Munchlax: 112-132 (23.6 - 27.9%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Stealth Rock
-1 252+ Atk Iron Fist Hitmonchan Drain Punch vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Granbull: 40-48 (10.4 - 12.5%) -- possible 8HKO
 
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#67
BIG SCARY DUAL STAB BIRBS
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Articuno @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 40 HP / 252 SpA / 216 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hurricane
- Freeze-Dry
- Substitute
- Roost

Swanna @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Big Pecks
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hurricane
- Scald
- Roost
- Defog
The team has a huge flying weakness since the only resist is Golem, and both Articuno and Swanna have secondary STAB to hit it super effectively. Swanna is able to outspeed everything and threaten an OHKO with z-hurricane aside from Abomasnow, which is why I added Articuno. Articuno is able to apply the same pressure that Swanna does with it's dual STAB whilst having pressure and good base special bulk to help against Abomasnow spamming blizzard.