Project Doubles Teambuilding Competition - Week 3 - Buildin' - Necrozma

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Z tailwind kartana & icy wind tapu fini​

Kartana @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Tailwind
- Protect

Kyurem-Black @ Life Orb
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 96 Atk / 160 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Ice Beam
- Fusion Bolt
- Earth Power
- Protect

Victini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 152 HP / 136 Atk / 220 Spe
Jolly Nature
- V-create
- Bolt Strike
- U-turn
- Final Gambit

Landorus-Therian @ Mago Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 140 HP / 124 SpA / 244 Spe
Modest Nature
- Earth Power
- U-turn
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Stealth Rock

Metagross-Mega @ Metagrossite
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 28 HP / 212 Atk / 12 Def / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Iron Head
- Zen Headbutt
- Hammer Arm
- Protect

Tapu Fini @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 128 Def / 96 SpA / 28 SpD / 8 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Hydro Pump
- Icy Wind
- Taunt

So I started with this core of tailwind kartana + offensive kyub cause they both seemed really threatening together once you get tw up, limiting the switch ins due to their coverage and offensive pressure. Victini is here because fire moves are needed on every team rn and it seemed a nice option to get tw up with kartana, eliminating one mon on the field and giving a free switch to take more advantage of tw.
The mu vs marshadow and fire types was kind of shaky at this point so landorus (and later tapu fini) fixes that. At this point I did not have a steel type since kartana doesn't really count as a steel type and I needed to improve my mu vs psyspam so mega metagross is perfect for this and it's benefited from tw too. I chose hammer arm as the coverage move cause this is what does more dmg to scizor and could help if I lose my checks to ferrothorn, tbh I feel like I don't really need either thunder or ice punch and I don't like sub metagross so yeah. Finally I didn't have a tapu and to improve my mu vs fire types and marshadow I opted for tapu fini as my last mon. On my mega metagross teams I like to have 2 ways of speed control since it's probably one of the mons that aprecciate it more so I went with icy wind tapu fini and it really was worth it.
 
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Icy Wind Tapu Fini and Defog Lando-T​
sun (Charizard-Mega-X) @ Charizardite X
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Flare Blitz
- Earthquake
- Protect

moon (Tapu Fini) @ Mago Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 236 HP / 128 Def / 100 SpA / 28 SpD / 16 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Icy Wind
- Muddy Water
- Moonblast
- Protect

day (Amoonguss) @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 240 HP / 208 Def / 60 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Spore
- Rage Powder
- Giga Drain
- Clear Smog

night (Aegislash) @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 88 HP / 252 SpA / 168 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- King's Shield
- Shadow Ball
- Flash Cannon
- Wide Guard

sky (Zapdos) @ Misty Seed
Ability: Static
EVs: 252 HP / 104 Def / 76 SpA / 60 SpD / 16 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Tailwind
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Roost

ground (Landorus-Therian) @ Mago Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 32 Atk / 224 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Defog
- U-turn
- Knock Off
- Earthquake

I began building this team by starting out with the desire to use zard x cuz fun and figured I would include the move tutors somewhere along the way rather then trying to contour the team to the move tutors.
Zard becomes a wincon with dd and it can usually get one off just by surprise factor Also tough claw flare blitz snaps necks.
Amoonguss was added next in order to provide a way for zard to set up with rage powder and can keep marsh from stealing zard's boosts. Spore can't work in the terrain, but there are many non grounded mons in the meta and bulu and lele are popular. It also acts as a real big blanket check stopping rain and trickroom and it also checks setup sweepers like snorlax with clearsmog.
Tapu Fini was added to strenthen the defensive backbone of the team by completing a fwg core and helps to check mons that threaten out zard like ttar and landorus. Icy wind provides needed speed control with and hits the 4x ice weaks hard.
Zapdos pairs really well with tapu fini. Through tailwind it provides more speedcontrol and the team struggled more against the ice weaks like zygarde and mence more then ferro so hp ice>wave
Aegislash was put on because every team needs a steel type and psychic nukes the team. Aegislash completes fairy dragon steel core and contributed an offensive presence that the more passive mons did not provide. Z shadow ball hits like a truck and wide guard helps vs hwave and skill slide which the team does not appreciate taking.
Landorus-T is kinda heat and provides the second tutor move. Rocks have become very popular in the meta and I did not want zard coming in at half or the rest of the team getting whittled down. It also helps clear screens which is nice. Defog's momentum loss is not big as opponents took a turn to set up rocks. The team really appreciates the intim support. U turn helps generate momentum, eq for steels, and knock helps make bulky psychics more manageable.
 
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This is pretty much the same concept as SMB's team, but built around Lele instead of Fini.
Kartana @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Tailwind
- Protect

Kyurem-Black @ Life Orb
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 96 Atk / 160 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Ice Beam
- Fusion Bolt
- Earth Power
- Protect

Victini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 172 HP / 116 Atk / 220 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Final Gambit
- V-create
- Fusion Bolt
- U-turn

Salamence @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 60 Atk / 196 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Double-Edge
- Hyper Voice
- Tailwind
- Protect

Tapu Lele @ Kasib Berry
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 148 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Ally Switch
- Protect

Heatran @ Adrenaline Orb
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Heat Wave
- Earth Power
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Protect
This is pretty much the same idea as SMB's team. The ideal lead is Victini + Kartana to try to get off a free Tailwind. I went with Lele > Fini so that Scarf Victini doesn't get dunked on by Shadow Sneak Marshadow, and also because I wanted to try out Ally Switch. Salamence is a second Tailwind setter and all-around good Pokemon. Adrenaline Orb Heatran is just a cheeky response to Landorus-T and Salamence now that Choice Scarf Landorus is less common.
 
#29
Just realised this used 2 move tutors (icy wind and knock off fini). Used this vs ablast in kickoff so it works.

Tapu Lele @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 88 SpA / 168 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Taunt
- Protect

Blacephalon @ Firium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Overheat
- Shadow Ball
- Substitute
- Protect

Metagross-Mega @ Metagrossite
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Iron Head
- Zen Headbutt
- Ice Punch
- Protect

Landorus-Therian @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Stealth Rock
- U-turn
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide

Tapu Fini @ Assault Vest
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 72 Def / 128 SpA / 48 SpD / 8 Spe
Modest Nature
- Muddy Water
- Moonblast
- Icy Wind
- Knock Off

Zapdos @ Misty Seed
Ability: Static
EVs: 244 HP / 56 Def / 52 SpA / 80 SpD / 76 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Tailwind
- Thunderbolt
- Heat Wave
- Roost

So i wanted to use sub z move blacephalon since it sounds kinda cool in theory but is probs worse than scarf. You try to sub on a switch or smth then z overheat gives you your first boost to go ham. Added Lele because marsh cant sneak then which is nice. Metagross was next because it synergises well with lele and is very good, checks mence and all that. Needed checks to rain so added fini zap. AV fini is super cool since icy wind is amazing on it and you have the bulk to stick around and fire off a few, also matches up well vs other fini with knock. Tailwind was necessary too to make blace work or its slower than everything. Finally wanted a nicer way to deal with mgross or mtars that have boosted but wanted rocks too so went with scarf rocks lando.
 
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#30

Rain + Z-Tailwind Kartana
Pelipper @ Focus Sash
Ability: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Hurricane
- Tailwind
- Protect

Swampert-Mega @ Swampertite
Ability: Damp
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Waterfall
- Stomping Tantrum
- Earthquake
- Protect

Kartana @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Tailwind
- Protect

Kyurem-Black @ Assault Vest
Ability: Teravolt
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 248 HP / 56 Atk / 56 Def / 68 SpA / 80 Spe
Relaxed Nature
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power
- Fusion Bolt
- Dragon Claw

Marshadow @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Spectral Thief
- Shadow Sneak
- Protect

Tapu Koko @ Life Orb
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Dazzling Gleam
- Taunt
- Protect

My two tutor moves are Tailwind Kartana and Stomping Tantrum Swampert.

Pelipper: Standard Pelipper with Tailwind to support the rest of the team. I run sash to help it set up TW and allow it to get off attacks more easily. Despite usually being a momentum killer, it has saved me several times before.
Swampert: Swampert is one of the best mega pokemon at using rain , so it was an obvious choice. It has one of my move tutor users. Waterfall is a spammable STAB, Earthquake is a spread attack, and Stomping Tantrum is useful as a single-target Ground-Type attack to bypass the effects of Wide Guard and avoid hitting it's teammate. Sometimes I miss the coverage that Ice Punch offers, but the ability to avoid hitting it's teammate is invaluable along side having a spread option.
Kartana: Z-Tailwind Kartana was the first pokemon I decided to use on this team. Guaranteed crits with Leaf Blade and useful coverage from Sacred Sword sounded really fun to build around. It's been either the MVP or complete dead weight for most matches. If it gets setup safely and can secure a KO for Beast Boost, it is practially unstoppable, but it will sometimes narrowly miss out on crucial OHKOs and get KOed in return. It makes for a useful mid game or late game wallbreaker, but it will go down in one shot if I play it wrong. I use an Adamant nature to maximize power because base 109 speed under Tailwind outspeeds everything anyway.
Kyurem-Black: I needed a bulky pivot. Kyube fit the team the best. I run the standard Assault Vest build with Dragon Claw instead of Icy Wind because I like wanted to have a strong physical STAB attack more than another form of speed control.
Marshadow: Beats Ferrothorn with a little bit of prior damage, kills Trick Room setters, is overall just really powerful. The priority is also useful to pick off weakened targets, even under TR or opposing TW.
Tapu Koko: The last pokemon added to the team. I had a Scarf Lele in this spot originally, but I decided that it did not contribute to the team nearly enough. Tapu Koko brings a secondary Celesteela and Tapu Fini check, taunt, and a fast, weak spread attack for picking off weakened opponents. I run Thunderbolt instead of Thunder because I like having accuracy against opposing weather teams, and having weather up can be unreliable.
 

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Time to vote! Please respond below with the name of the user you feel most deserves to win this week.

SMB
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Qazoo306


Voting closes Monday, December 11th at 11:59pm EST!
 

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I forgot to post about it, but I decided to extend the voting deadline due to the forums being down. SMB and GenOne tied, so I'm going to break the tie and vote for... SMB! Congratulations, the winning team and description will be added to the Hall of Fame. I'm also trying something new this time around and storing the teams in the Hall of Fame in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent winners will be at the top of the OP. Let me know what you think about the change on Discord/PS!/this thread and I'll decide whether to keep this implementation. As for this week, we're going to be building around...



Necrozma! Although it's not an entirely new Pokemon with the release of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, it may as well be due to how much receiving Photon Geyser, Heat Wave, Earth Power, and more affected its role. A fantastic ability in Prism Armor saves it from super-effective attacks, while solid stats all around make it effective both in and out of Trick Room, which it is able to set for itself. Before Sun and Moon, Necrozma was left to be a pseudo-Cresselia, just more offensive and less bulky with a worse movepool. Now, Necrozma is able to take on Ferrothorn, Stakataka, Heatran, and Amoonguss even unboosted. A solid Stealth Rock setter, offensive user of Trick Room, and setup sweeper, Necrozma's flexibility makes it usable on a variety of teams, so let's see what you can do with it!

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, December 17th at 11:59pm EST!
 
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! (Necrozma) @ Kasib Berry
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 240 HP / 252 SpA / 16 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Trick Room
- Photon Geyser
- Earth Power
- Moonlight

? (Tapu Lele) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Moonblast
- Dazzling Gleam
- Focus Blast

' (Volcanion) @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 236 SpA / 20 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Heat Wave
- Steam Eruption
- Substitute
- Protect

\ (Salamence-Mega) @ Salamencite
Ability: Aerilate
Happiness: 0
EVs: 60 Atk / 196 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Double-Edge
- Hyper Voice
- Tailwind
- Protect

. (Aegislash) @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 244 HP / 96 SpA / 168 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- King's Shield
- Shadow Ball
- Flash Cannon
- Wide Guard

/ (Amoonguss) @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Spore
- Rage Powder
- Giga Drain
- Clear Smog


The team started with the idea of using tapu lele and necrozma because terrain make photon geyser hit like a truck and scarf lele can offensively check marshadow for necrozma. Earth power was my chosen coverage for koko, staka, and opposing volc. Volcanion was added as a way to break through steels, help the rain matchup, and it is also a nice attacker under tr. Mega-mence provides more fast mode offense and gives the team a second type of speed control in tailwind. Intimidate is also nice to help curb physical attackers. Aegishlash completes fairy dragon steel core and is a very threatening attacker in tr and tw. Wide guard support was very helpful as the team strugled against spread attackers like zard y and zygarde. Finally, amoonguss provides redirection for necro and mence to set up tr and tw respectively. It helps to check rain and set up sweepers and if you can get terrain control, spore can be used to stop opposing tr and if tr is up it has speedy sleep. It also forms a nice definsive core with volcanion. The team plays pretty offensively and focuses on setting up the appropriate speed control and throwing out powerful hits.

 
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