Dialga @ Choice Specs
EVs: 240 HP/32 Spd/238 SAtk
Modest nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Aura Sphere
- Draco Meteor
- Dragon Pulse
Specs Dialga is way better than people give it credit for and is an excellent starter capable of OHKOing all of the common Uber starters which include opposing Dialga, Palkia, Scarf Kyogre, Lati@s and Groudon. The speed evs are enough to outspeed most base 90 speed pokemon who do not run any evs in speed.
Draco Meteor is Dialga's hardest hitting move but because of the Special Attack drop it gives i've decided to replace the standard Fire Blast with Dragon Pulse for consistency. Fire is generally a bad attacking type in the Uber metagame due to a fair amount of pokemon resisting it and Thunder already 2HKOs most steels so not much of a problem in dropping Fire Blast as far as i can see.
Lugia @ Leftovers
EVs: 208 HP/166 Def/136 Spd
Bold nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Ice Beam
My Groudon and Rayquaza "counter" right here. The speed Evs alow it to outspeed Adamant Rayquaza as well as any neutral nature base 90 pokemon like Groudon and Kyogre. I initially thought about going with enough evs to outspeed Jolly Ray as it is the most common but it would force Lugia to sacrifice too much from its defences. The current ev spread takes 66-78% from a Jolly Rayquaza's Life Orbed Dragon Danced Outrage so it can still possibly survive even after Stealth Rock Damage and generally will always survive if it switches into Ray's DDance with Max Hp due to Leftovers recovery.
Lugia also serves as my Normal Arceus counter as with Relect and Toxic it can outstall and beat Arceus before it is able to kill Lugia, even if Arceus attempts to Sword Dances 3 times. Pressure also benefits Lugia here as it eats up Arceus' Extremespeed and Groudon's Stone Edge pp.
Palkia @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 36 Atk/222 Spd/252 SAtk
Hasty nature (+Spd, -Def)
- Spacial Rend
- Focus Punch
Choice Scarf Palkia, my second answer to Rayquaza if Luga is taken out, it has enough speed to outpace Jolly Rayquaza after a Dragon Dance and can Spacial Rend it for the OHKO. It also serves as a great revenge killer for Scarf Ogre, Mewtwo and Darkrai who think they will outspeed it for the kill, Focus Punch does about 73-85% to Blissey who think they can wall it indefinitely so they also have to be wary when switching into this threat. Not much else to say
Blissey (♀) @ Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 70 HP/252 Def/188 SDef
Calm nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Seismic Toss
Best special wall in OU does it just as well in Ubers. Toxic is my main method of dealing damage and Seismic Toss serves as a consistent way of dealing damage. I previously had Ice Beam over Wish but given the nature of the team i decided using Wish on Blissey was definitely the way to go. Most would argue that Protect would be a better choice over Softboiled, but i'm more comfortable with Softboiled for instant recovery and its replacement is not debatable.
Tyranitar (♀) @ Choice Band
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP/6 Def/252 SDef
Adamant nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Stone Edge
Choice Band Tyranitar, a very uncommon but deadly threat in Ubers due to its ability to hit alot of Ubers against their lower Defensive stat. It also sets up Sandstorm for the last member of by team and for the most part eliminates his counters. Tar is my answer to Lati@s and to Choiced Mewtwos beating them with Crunch if they get any ideas of staying in and Pursuit if they had any ideas of switching. I'm still contemplating its Ev spread though and haven't decided yet if Careful would be a better choice over Adamant to take better advantage of the Sandstorm boost but i haven't run into any problems with it so far.
Garchomp (♀) @ Choice Band
Ability: Sand Veil
EVs: 6 HP/252 Atk/252 Spd
Jolly nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Stone Edge
- Dragon Claw
The star of the team It's.........**Garchomp**. Now for all those that think Garchomp is terrible in Ubers, I personally think you have never played Ubers before and will blatantly disregard your opnions and statements. Choice Band Garchomp is indeed a serious threat outspeeding more of the Uber metagame than you would expect. Darkrai, Mewtwo, Deoxys - A and the Latis are the only things that outspeed Garchomp in Ubers excluding Scarfed Pokemon and the Lati's actually tend to run less than 333 speed as their main opponent to outspeed is Palkia, Stone Edge is listed to possibly 2hko Lugia and Dragon Claw is listed over Fire Fang for picking off weaker targets if i dont want to lock myself into a Outrage or Cb Earthquake. Bronzong, Forry and Skarm arent all too common in Ubers so i see little reason to run a Fire move.
Just to give you an idea of how powerful Garchomp can be in Ubers i've included the much loved damage calcs for some ubers below.
CB Outrage on 252 Hp/32 Def (Standard Adamant Groudon) - 53-63% (Always a 2hko)
CB Earthquake on 252 Hp/32 Def (Standard Adamant Groudon) - 45 - 52% (Possible 2HKO as most Groudon dont carry Leftovers)
CB Outrage on 252 Hp/252 Def Bold Lugia - 43-50% (Won't ever 2hko due to lefties but note the ev spread on Lugia)
CB Stone Edge on 252 Hp/252 Def Bold Lugia - 48-56% (Possible 2HKO).... With a crit 92-100% on the same Lugia (Possible OHKO)
CB Outrage on 252 Hp/52 Def (Analysis Listed Lugia Evs) - 50-58% (A 2hko on Average and with any residual Damage Lugia loses)
CB Stone Edge on 252 Hp/52 Def (Analysis Listed Lugia Evs) 55-65% (Always 2HKOs)...With a crit it will always OHKO this ev spread.
Keep in mind Lugia does NOT OHKO Chomp with Ice Beam without 216 Evs in Special Attack with a Neutral nature and with that much Evs invested in Spatk it will always be 2HKOed by Outrage or Stone Edge.
CB Earthquake on 252 Hp/252 Def Modest Kyogre - 52-61% (Always a 2hko unless it rolls min damage twice and Kyogre has leftovers)
CB Outrage on 252 Hp/252 Def Modest Kyogre - 62 -73%
(Always a 2hko)
CB Earthquake on 6 Hp/ 4 Def Modest Kyogre - 74 -93%
(Always a 2hko)
CB Outrage on 6 Hp/0 Def Modest Kyogre - 95-100%
CB Outrage on 252 Hp/252 Def Bold Dialga - 48-56%
(Possible 2HKO and since no Dialga is ever bothering to run this ev spread its safe to say Outrage will alwyas 2hko wile Earthquake being super effective will always OHKO.
An these are the calcs for the bulkiest Uber pokemon (Deoxys-D is not listed as it takes Neutral hits even worse than Lugia).
Uber Threat List
Lugia helps against the Normal set and as for any other set i will deal with it when i see it.
I normally let Dialga take the sleep then beat it with either Blissey or Tyranitar.
Deoxys - A
No direct counter to this so i tend to have to rely on prediction or Revenge kill it with Palkia.
Deoxys - D
Tyranitar can 2hko any Ev spread, Lugia and Blissey have Toxic and Garchomp can 2hko.
Another pokemon with no direct counter, Blissey can beats Specs sets, although Mix sets are always a problem Palkia can do a number with Spacial Rend and Garchomp can OHKO with Earthquake or 2HKO with Outrage
Garchomp 2hkos as does Palkia, Dialga also OHKOs and it really isnt doing much to my team anyway, I'd just have to watch Will O Wisp and its residual Damage.
Lugia is my counter for this with Roost depleting Stone Edges pp and Reflect to lessen damage even more while taking it out with Toxic and Ice Beam. Tyranitar also gets rid of Sunny Day if need be. Garchomp and Dialga also resist Stone Edge if i dont want to risk sending Lugia into it.
Palkia and Lugia take this on just fine as Palkia quad resists Sacred Fire and isnt worried too much about the burn while Lugia can take any other move and destroy it with Reflect and Toxic
Palkia quad resists water while being faster and hitting it with a Super Effective Thunder, Blissey generally beats it with Toxic and Garchomp has the option of possibly OHKoing it with Outrage, Tyranitar will also offset rain teams with his Sandstorm.
Blissey takes this on just fine and Tar can either OhKO it with Pursuit on the switch or Crunch if it stays in. Palkia can also 2hko it with Spacial Rend. While Dialga will OHKO with Draco Meteor.
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Dialga is a great counter here as it will 2hko with Thunder and isnt really damaged by any of Lugia's moves, Blissey and my Lugia can cripple it with Toxic and Tyranitar is always an ever present threat to it.
Dialga Ohkos with Thunder as does Palkia and they both resist Surf.
Lugia can come in on it and set up Reflect and since Metagross in Ubers rarely carry Earthquake Dialga can come in on it everytime.
Garchomp and Palkia 2hko, Dialga can OHKO as can Tar, Blissey and Lugia are also pokemon that can Cripple it with Toxic.
Blissey tends to normally beat it with Toxic, Tyranitar comes in on anything but Aura Sphere on Specs sets and exterminates it with Pursuit.
Again no counter here although Dialga can OHKO with Dragon Pulse/Draco Meteor and my Palkia can OHKO with Spacial Rend, Blissey also walls it as long as Rain isnt up.
No counter but Lugia and Scarf Palkia put a stop to any plans it may have the majority of the time.