Complete The Core Competition #1: Tapu Koko! (Won by cant say)

#29
Well, if the voting still up (didn't see any close threat) my vote goes for I dont care.

Buzzwole got excelent physical defense which allows it to switch against fire fang's garchomp, or even fire blast, thanks to its AV.

0 SpA Garchomp Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Buzzwole: 76-90 (35.5 - 42%)
252 Atk Choice Band Garchomp Fire Fang vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Buzzwole: 86-102 (40.1 - 47.6%)

The only problem I had was a boosted Mega-salamence. Sash koko would be better to take a hit and revenge it
 
#31
Tapu Koko @ Electric Seed
Ability: Electric Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 192 HP / 20 Def / 116 SpA / 180 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Roost
- Thunderbolt
- Dazzling Gleam

Mamoswine @ Focus Sash
Ability: Oblivious
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Ice Shard
- Icicle Spear
- Earthquake
- Stealth Rock

This is a core that I've been using with some sucess. I was using a sash Koko before, but I got tired of being flinched by opposing Gyarados in matches that I could've won, so I made this spread for Koko. 192 HP and 20 Def along with the +1 from the Electric Seed makes Koko able to survive a lot of Earthquakes. 180 Speed with a Timid Nature outspeeds base 120's, and the rest go into Special Attack. Calm Mind makes Koko bulkier on the Special side and makes it hit harder, Roost is for realiable recovery, Thunderbolt is its most reliable STAB, and Dazzling Gleam hits Ground-Types, Grass-Types and Dragons.

Defensive calcs
+1 252 Atk Mold Breaker Gyarados-Mega Earthquake vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko: 146-172 (45.4 - 53.5%) -- 34.4% chance to 2HKO
+1 252+ Atk Salamence-Mega Earthquake vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko: 152-180 (47.3 - 56%) -- 79.3% chance to 2HKO
252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Earthquake vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko: 182-218 (56.6 - 67.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko: 128-152 (39.8 - 47.3%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
+2 252 Atk Lucario-Mega Earthquake vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko: 184-218 (57.3 - 67.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 252 Atk Adaptability Lucario-Mega Bullet Punch vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko: 74-88 (23 - 27.4%) -- 54.3% chance to 4HKO
+2 252+ Atk Cloyster Icicle Spear (5 hits) vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko: 140-170 (43.6 - 52.9%) -- approx. 9.4% chance to 2HKO


A partner that works well with this set is Mamoswine. It and Tapu Koko can deal with each others checks pretty well, as Koko deals with the bulky Waters, Gyarados and Celesteela, while Mamoswine deals with opoosing Ground-Types, Muk and Marowak, and provides Stealth Rock support, which helps Koko nab KOs more easily. A third pokemon that complements the core is Porygon2, being able to take a lot of hits and preserve Mamo's sash or Koko's Electric Seed if needed.
Login in this late just to say, all this calcs are severely wrong... The idea is good, but it might need some ev checking on this.
 
#32
Login in this late just to say, all this calcs are severely wrong... The idea is good, but it might need some ev checking on this.
Thank you for pointing this out, I can't believe I messed up so badly in the calcs. But trust me, the EVs are right, I just did the calculations very wrong.

These are the right ones:

+1 252 Atk Mold Breaker Mega Gyarados Earthquake vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 146-172 (86.3 - 101.7%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO
+1 252+ Atk Mega Salamence Earthquake vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 152-180 (89.9 - 106.5%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO
252+ Atk Mamoswine Earthquake vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 140-168 (82.8 - 99.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 128-152 (75.7 - 89.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 252 Atk Adaptability Mega Lucario Bullet Punch vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko: 74-88 (43.7 - 52%) -- 9.8% chance to 2HKO
+2 252+ Atk Cloyster Icicle Spear (5 hits) vs. +1 192 HP / 20 Def Tapu Koko: 140-170 (82.8 - 100.5%) -- approx. 6.3% chance to OHKO


These are the most important hits it needed to survive at that time. I'm so sorry for showing you wrong calcs.