1. Welcome to Smogon Forums! Please take a minute to read the rules.
  2. Click here to ensure that you never miss a new SmogonU video upload!

Counter that DW Pokemon!

Discussion in 'Dream World' started by Birkal, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Cicada

    Cicada radical dreamer
    is a Community Contributoris a Tiering Contributor

    Aug 28, 2010

    Latios @ Expert Belt
    252Sp.Atk / 252Spe / 4Hp ; Timid Nature
    -Draco Meteor
    -Hidden Power [Fire]

    Latios is one of the best counter around to Virizion, resisting to his Stabs and taking well Hidden Power [Ice]. Futhermore, it outspeed Virizion and OHKO it neatly with Psyshock. Expert Belt to lure the Choice items, Draco Meteor is Latios's strongest attack and is the crux of this set, Surf and Hidden Power [Fire] give great coverage with Latios's Dragon-type STAB, the former super effectively hitting defensive behemoths such as Tyranitar, and the latter decimating Steel-types hoping to switch into a resisted attack, mainly Scizor and Ferrothorn.
  2. Calm Pokemaster

    Calm Pokemaster
    is a Site Staff Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus

    Dec 18, 2009
    obvious counter -


    name: Specially Defensive
    move 1: Stealth Rock
    move 2: Crunch
    move 3: Pursuit
    move 4: Superpower
    item: Leftovers
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD

    Tyranitar can switch in freely on any of Expert Belt Latios's moves - Surf doesn't even 3HKO with Leftovers recovery [30.19 - 35.64%], and Draco Meteor is in the same boat [29.95 - 35.64%]. Tyranitar can then trap and eliminate Latios as it switches out with Pursuit [99.33 - 116.54%, a sure KO], and since most Latios will just predict the obvious trap-kill with Pursuit and stay in to get some more damage with Surf, you can even just Crunch for the OHKO. This Tyranitar set also makes for a great special tank in general that hard-counters Chandelure and soaks up special attacks with its huge special bulk in the sand, setting up Stealth Rock when the opportunity arises. Superpower is mainly filler, but it OHKOes other Tyranitar as well as standard Ferrothorn most of the time [93.18 - 109.65% on the latter].

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)