~Destructive Forces~ With Tornadus-T banned and my most successful team built around it, I decided to reconstruct a team for its Therian brother, Landorus-T. Landorus-T has great offensive presence in OU, coming at BW2 with a new ability and the still great coverage moves, typing, etc. Need I say more? Landorus-T is ultimately the star of the team and therefore steals the spotlight most battles. I decided to take a completely different approach in using Landorus-T since my last RMT (V-C8); using the Double Dance set over the Defensive pivot set. Without further due, here is Destructive Forces! Team at a Glance: (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Team at a Glance: (open) Team at a Glance: (close) Up Close & Presonal Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Landorus@Leftovers Trait: Intimidate Adamant nature 72 Hp/ 252 Attk/ 184 Spd Earthquake, StoneEdge, SwordsDance & RockPolish Landorus makes the spot as the star of the show! Double Dance only adds more pressure on the opposing team to find a counter and quickly before too many stat boosts have been set in motion! 40% of the time, Landorus-T isn't the team's lead due to the expectation that it'll set up rocks; so the opponent tries to counter its efforts ASAP. Other than that, coming in on any other Pokémon that doesn't threaten it is set up on and swept away. The spread of Earthquake/ StoneEdge/ SwordsDance/ RockPolish provides Landorus-T with the notorious Edge-Quake coverage, which gives it great power against various opposing Pokémon. Synergy: Water: Keldeo-R/ Latios Ice: Keldeo-R/ Jirachi/ Heatran/ Forretress ________________________________________________________ Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Keldeo-R@Leftovers Trait: Justified Timid nature 252 Sp.Attk/ 252 Spd/ 4 Hp Surf, SecretSword, HiddenPower(Ghost) & CalmMind IVs: 31/31/30/31/30/31 Keldeo-R makes its debut as yet another set-up sweeper that presents a huge threat to the OU tier! Keldeo has great synergy with Landorus-T, as it can come in on Water & Ice attacks aimed at him with impunity, set up at least +1 CM, & begin to sweep respectively. After a +2 CM, Keldeo does its job quite easily. Keldeo's major weakness to statuses gave me the brilliant idea to use a Pokémon I'd not used much since its release. The spread of Surf/ SecretSword/ HiddenPower (Ghost)/ CalmMind is to secure a safe dual STAB while also providing coverage for Jellicent who’d otherwise wall its entire set when running HiddenPower(Ice). Synergy: Electric: Landorus-T/ Latios Psychic: Latios/ Jirachi/ Heatran/ Forretress ________________________________________________________ Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Latios@ChoiceScarf Trait: Levitate Timid nature 252 Sp.Attk/ 252 Spd/ 4 Def DracoMeteor, Psyshock, Surf & Trick Latios tags long on the team as the revenge killer! Scarfed Latios have been coming up in popularity and, while I often find myself contemplating between Specs and Scarf, I usually choose Scarf due to the boosted Speed capacity. Latios’ greatest threat is Scizor, which is why I chose to include its biggest threat respectively on the team, too. The spread of Psyshock/ DracoMeteor/ Surf/ Trick is the best set to use when trying to win the speed race with opposing Latios that carry HiddenPower (Fire). Draco Meteor provides Latios with enough power to revenge any sort of Specs Lati variant, as well as any other Dragon (Barr Dragonite with full Hp and Mulitscale in tact. Psyshock helps in a variety of ways: the main being its ability to revenge Keldeo, Blissey and Chansey. Trick also plays a role in revenging the before mentioned threats. Synergy: Dark: Keldeo-R/ Heatran/ Forretress Bug: Landorus-T/ Keldeo-R/ Heatran/ Forretress Dragon: Jirachi/ Heatran/ Forretress Ice: Keldeo-R/ Jirachi/ Heatran/ Forretress Ghost: Heatran/ Forretress ________________________________________________________ Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Jirachi@Leftovers Trait: SereneGrace Careful nature 252 Hp/ 224 Sp.Def/ 32 Spd IronHead, BodySlam, Wish & Protect Jirachi tags along as the hax master! I decided to go with the standard Sp.Defensive Rachi to better benefit Landorus-T's synergy with the Pokémon. I often switch back and forth between BodySlam and Thunder Wave, depending on what fits the situation. When I don't care for being risky with BodySlam, I use it; otherwise, it's Thunder Wave all the way. Obviously IronHead is being used on this set for Para Flinch spam. I decided to use FirePunch to rid my team of any annoying Scizor switch ins to Jirachi. I know that I have Heatran, who is next to being described, but a bit of extra assurance is never a bad thing. I've considered giving Heatran an SR+3 Attks set to be able to run a spread of IronHead/ BodySlam/ FirePunch (IcePunch)/ Wish, but I'm pretty satisfied as it is for now. Currently, it’s running IronHead/ BodySlam/ Wish/ Protect, as listed above. Synergy: Fire: Keldeo-R/ Latios/ Heatran Ground: Landorus-T/ Latios ________________________________________________________ Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Heatran@Leftovers Trait: FlashFire Calm nature 252 Hp/ 252 Sp.Def/ 4 Sp.Attk LavaPlume, Toxic, StealthRock & Roar When I considered Heatran for the last special attack oriented Pokémon, I was suggested a defensive set, although I really am better suited to using the standard Sp.Defensive set. Therefore, I’ll be using this set for the time being. I decided to run the spread of LavaPlume/ Toxic/ Protect/ Roar to stop the momentum of any sort of setting up done by Volcarona, SubCM Jirachi & other Heatran variants that lack EarthPower. Roar, when my own hazards are up, is very useful for flushing out the opponent’s Pokémon. Its role is to devour the Fire attacks aimed at both Jirachi & Forretress, the setting up either Toxic or LavaPluming the opponent. Synergy: Ground: Landorus-T/ Latios Water: Keldeo-R/ Latios Fighting: Landorus-T/ Latios ________________________________________________________ Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Forretress@Leftovers Trait: Sturdy Relaxed nature 252 Hp/ 176 Def/ 80 Sp.Def GyroBall, VoltSwitch, RapidSpin & Spikes IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/0 Now we come to our last Pokémon: Forretress, the iron ball! Forretress earned the spot for its ability to spin hazards, take physical attacks with impunity, and VoltSwitch out against opposing predicted switch ins like Magnezone, Heatran, etc. Forretress is also the ideal team member to bring in against predicted T-Waves, making it impossible for Forretress to be annoyingly burned by an attack like surprise Fire Punch(Like such surprise attacks from Jirachi, Tyranitar, etc) or unpredicted Will-o-Wisp. Its current spread of GyroBall/ VoltSwitch/ RapidSpin/ Spikes provides it with a great set to abuse repeatedly, abusing its fully invested Hp to come in on +1 DD Outrage from Haxorus, Dragonite, Salamence, etc. Synergy: Fire: Keldeo-R/ Latios/ Heatran ________________________________________________________ Conclusion So, there you have it! I appreciate those who took the time to read my RMT and rate/suggest changes or it. I’ll be updating anywhere from every other day- every 3rd day if possible, depending on how many suggestions come in. I’ve recently dabbled on the OU ladder on Showdown!. Those on the server may or may not have faced this team, but, regardless, have fun with it!