K9 Unit - A tribute to a man's best friend Background Music of Course [youtube]Qkuu0Lwb5EM[/youtube] The water type and his rock type counterpart receive a call from their bosses; Hydreigon and Latios. Their mission: Travel to the depths of UU and recover their fallen grass and steel brothers. With dragons and cats frogs taking over the metagame, the K9 Unit must reassemble and prove once again that dogs rule the animal kingdom. Meet the K9 Unit: [pimg]677[/pimg] [pimg]669[/pimg] [pimg]670[/pimg] [pimg]668[/pimg] Meet the Bosses: [pimg]665[/pimg] [pimg]381[/pimg] Warning: Don't hate on virizion and cobalion. They bite. HARD. Now let's take a closer look into the mission. "ALPHA" Keldeo @ Choice Scarf Trait: Justified EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Modest Nature - Hidden Power [Electric] - Secret Sword - Icy Wind - Hydro Pump First of all, keldeo wants to let you all know that he isn't a pony. Don't ever call him a pony. Now that we have that straight, let me explain this seemingly odd set. We all know about scarfed keldeo, and his classic set. Well, I have done just that... with some slight modifications. Icy Wind is actually a very useful move. Ability-wise, it can slow down a boosted sweeper that could run through my team (which highly relies on speed). More importantly, though, it allows me to run HP Electric. My team was really lacking a way to KO DD Gyarados, so Hidden Power Electric seemed like an excellent option. "BETA" Terrakion @ Salac Berry Trait: Justified EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Def Adamant Nature - Substitute - Swords Dance - Close Combat - Stone Edge Wouldn't you love it if your golden retriever grew horns and had access to one of the best move sets/stat spreads in the doggy world? Well, you should definitely look into terrakion. (I've seen some at petco). For this team, I chose to use a SubSalac set. What I do is set up a substitute and swords dance so that I have double attack. Then what happens after a maximum of three substitutes is that the salac berry comes into effect, giving me a speed boost. With 2x attack and 1.5x speed, Terrakion can absolutely tear through teams with his insanely powerful near perfect STAB coverage. You definitely don't want to let this dog get any momentum. "GAMMA" Virizion @ Salac Berry Trait: Justified EVs: 4 Atk / 252 HP / 252 SDef Careful Nature - Substitute - Swords Dance - Sacred Sword - Leaf Blade To pokemon experts out there: I know your probably seeing red right now. "Two SubSalac sets on one team?!?! How could you?!?! And Virizion?!?! Go home. You're drunk." Actually, that last line was quoted directly from my dear friend CoolStoryBrobat ;) But on to the analysis. Yes, I'm for real. And yes, this works. All I need is a special sweeper to set up on, and with attack reaching mid 400's after an SD plus 386/180/392 bulk, virizion can be a monster to take down. I opt for sacred sword over close combat because I really can't afford the defense drop. Grass coverage is very helpful, as it hits nearly every type fighting doesn't (Poison, Flying, and Bug are issues) and rids my opponent of those pesky bulky water. All in all, this pokemon is extremely under rated, and this never before seen set can work wonders when played correctly. "DELTA" Cobalion @ Leftovers Trait: Justified EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef Careful Nature IVs: 30 Atk / 30 SAtk - Thunder Wave - Stealth Rock - Close Combat - Roar This cobalion serves as mainly utility to me, hence his delta rank. This horned beast though is still nothing to look down upon. He can cripple a speedy sweeper with T-Wave, set up a sweep for his superiors with Stealth Rock, and stop a set up sweeper from unleashing his terror with roar. Though he has low attack and doesn't often even use Close Combat, he obviously does whatever he can to help the team win (Yay effort award). "Commander H" Hydreigon @ Life Orb Trait: Levitate EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Mild Nature - Draco Meteor - Fire Blast - Superpower - Earthquake Hydreigon's most important service to the team is his immunity to psychic and ground, two weaknesses that plague this team. Aside from that, he has access to a powerful fire move and ground move, which the rest of my team lacks. Basically, this commander does what he should: Everything the others can't. With tremendous special attack and decent attack with life orb support, Hydreigon has a tremendous niche in being able to quickly come in and hit a troublesome opponent for super effective damage. "Commander L" Latios (M) @ Choice Specs Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 Spd / 4 SDef / 252 SAtk Timid Nature - Draco Meteor - Thunderbolt - Psyshock - Trick Serves a very similar role as hydreigon, and yes, two are most certainly needed (Sadly dogs share many common weaknesses). An advantage to latios is that it can absorb fighting hits, which are like gnats in this metagame. Latios will outspeed non-scarfed dragons in OU, and OHKO them with spec'd Draco Meteor. I decided on T-Bolt over Surf, because I needed a much more powerful electric move than just HP Electric on keldeo. Trick is a utility move used to screw over an opposing support pokemon, as it will become locked into one move. Overall, hydreigon and latios are absolutely positively 100% invaluable to this team. Mission Complete! The K9 Squad is Reunited! I hope you guys liked my idea, and leave me comments to let me know what you think!