Project LC Community Create-A-Team II [R5: SUBMIT!]

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The Little Cup Community Create-a-Team (Version II)
Since the release of Sun and Moon and the original CCAT almost a year ago, the Little Cup metagame has shifted and finally settled into what we have now. We know our metagame's biggest threats, and we know what archetypes work and don't work. So now it's time for the community to put all our cumulative metagame knowledge and work together to build a team! As always, this project aims to have the community work together to build a competitively viable LC team, one Pokemon at a time. In the first round, people will submit a Pokemon or core which they would like to see a team built around. In subsequent rounds, people will submit Pokemon that complement what is already on the team. At the end of each round, people can vote on what they like the most, and the submission with the most votes will be added to the team. Ideally, this project will allow newcomers to LC to see how more experienced players go about building an team.

Rules
  • Please refrain from posting bad or "gimmick" sets. Innovation is fine, but I reserve the right to exclude sets that suck from voting. In general, don't post Pokemon below B- viability without extremely solid reasoning.
  • When posting a Pokemon, post it with a moveset, and a few sentences of description on why you think it fits the team and why you chose the moveset you chose.
  • When voting, you can only select one submission. Explanations of votes are nice but not required.
  • Feel free to discuss other submissions, but please only refute others' sets with solid reasoning (as opposed to "I hate Snivy so I don't want to include it").
The Team So Far:

Snover @ Life Orb
Ability: Snow Warning
Level: 5
EVs: 100 Atk / 184 SpA / 200 Spe
Naive Nature
- Blizzard
- Giga Drain
- Hidden Power [Fighting] / Protect
- Ice Shard

Mienfoo @ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 156 HP / 116 Def / 196 SpD
Impish Nature
- Drain Punch
- U-turn
- Knock Off
- Acrobatics

Dewpider @ Eviolite
Ability: Water Bubble
Level: 5
EVs: 52 HP / 36 Atk / 20 Def / 180 SpD / 220 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Liquidation
- Leech Life
- Scald
- Sticky Web

Daredevil (Pawniard) @ Eviolite
Ability: Defiant
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 Def / 116 SpD / 116 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Iron Head
- Sucker Punch
- Knock Off
- Stealth Rock / Swords Dance
 
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Round 1 has begun as of today! Please submit a single set or a core for the community to build around. Sets or cores should be viable, and ideally give the team direction (standard Eviolite Mienfoo, for instance, can pair with anything and doesn't really immediately suggest where the team will go). I'll try and keep rounds to about a week long, so expect the nomination phase to be open about four days.
 
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Bunnelby @ Choice Scarf
Level: 5
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 228 Atk / 52 Def / 220 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Return
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- U-turn

Bunnelby has been receiving very little usage despite its great wallbreaking and cleaning potential. While it does struggle in the current meta with the strong presence of Fighting-types and Onix, these flaws will present an interesting challenge when teambuilding. With sufficient support Bunnelby can overcome these problems and prove to be a very powerful Choice Scarf user, as its immense Attack stat of 28 allows it to 2HKO almost anything. Plus it's cute.
 
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Scraggy @ Berry Juice
Ability: Moxie
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 156 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 212 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- High Jump Kick
- Knock Off
- Substitute

I got this set from inf so I'm not sure if it's standard or a secret heat innovation. If it's the latter, sorry for stealing your ideas inf :( anyway scraggy has the power to sweep any unprepared team, and even some relatively prepared ones. It's just viable enough that it can win games, but not such a top-tier threat that everyone considers it while teambuilding. Teams with scrag also don't need to fall into any particular archetype: you can go for a defensive team with scraggy as its sweeper, or an offensive one that utilizes it as a wallbreaker. With Moxie, a kill from Scraggy combined with a DD boost can quickly snowball into a win. Substitute is really helpful for getting a setup, especially considering that people will usually switch to a check or try clicking a status move. If this set is actually garb then we can just use the standard one too :shrug:
 
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Mudbray @ Berry Juice
Level: 5
Ability: Stamina
EVs: 116 HP / 196 Atk / 36 Def / 156 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Heavy Slam
- Rock Slide
- Close Combat

Mudbray has fallen out of favor recently, especially offensive variants, although it still remains a solid threat in the tier. It has a very high attack stat which allows it to perform an offensive set well. Stamina is particularly helpful against many of the tier's omnipresent physical attackers: Vullaby, Mienfoo, Pawniard, and the like. Mudbray also has favorable matchups against Fire-types such as Torchic that are growing in popularity currently. The moveset is pretty standard and I don't see how you could deviate much from it unless using something like Rock Tomb to hamper switch-ins. All in all, it's an interesting offensive mon that is criminally underused which I think would create a very fun and creative team.

rip glameow being below b-
 
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Snover @ Life Orb
Ability: Snow Warning
Level: 5
EVs: 100 Atk / 184 SpA / 200 Spe
Naive Nature
- Blizzard
- Giga Drain
- Hidden Power [Fighting] / Protect
- Ice Shard

Snover has a pretty neat niche in the current meta. Hail breaks sashes and Sturdy and its got two very spammable STABs. With a Life Orb nothing really switches in against Snover. Many of the relevant Pokemon that resist Ice — Staryu, Shellder, Chinchou — are weak to Grass and can't do much damage back. Ice Shard is very nice priority that hits birds super effectively. Hidden Power Fighting hits Pawniard and Magnemite for good damage. Protect is an option if you are not worried about Steels and it is nice because it lets you scout against Scarfers and whatnot.

Here are some calcs. These calcs assume the opponent is switching into Snover because it is a frightening tree and they are frightened.
vs. MIENFOO - need minimal chip. Mienfoo has 21 HP and Blizzard into Ice Shard plus hail damage is 19. Blizzard OHKOes non Eviolite variants.
((bulkyfoo))
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Blizzard vs. 0 HP / 196 SpD Eviolite Mienfoo: 12-16 (57.1 - 76.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 16)
100 Atk Life Orb Snover Ice Shard vs. 0 HP / 196 Def Eviolite Mienfoo: 5-8 (23.8 - 38%) -- 1.1% chance to 3HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 8)
((nonevio scarf or birdinium or something))
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Blizzard vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Mienfoo: 21-27 (100 - 128.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
Possible damage amounts: (21, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 27)

vs. STARYU - Blizzard and Giga Drain should KO and it can't KO you back unless it's HP Fire.
((bulkystar))
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Blizzard vs. 116 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Staryu: 6-8 (28.5 - 38%) -- 98.4% chance to 3HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8)
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Giga Drain vs. 116 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Staryu: 18-26 (85.7 - 123.8%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO
Possible damage amounts: (18, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 26)
((offensivestar))
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Blizzard vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Staryu: 6-8 (31.5 - 42.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8)
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Giga Drain vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Staryu: 18-26 (94.7 - 136.8%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO
Possible damage amounts: (18, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23, 26)

vs. TIMBURR - Iron Fist can KO with a high roll Mach Punch but Blizzard into Giga Drain KOes if that doesnt happen and if it does happen you can just complain about Little Cup Rolls. Bulk Up is usually KOed by Blizzard and hail damage and Giga Drain and if it isnt you can just Ice Shard next turn.
((ironfist))
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Blizzard vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Timburr: 16-19 (66.6 - 79.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 19)
100 Atk Life Orb Snover Ice Shard vs. 0 HP / 156 Def Eviolite Timburr: 5-8 (20.8 - 33.3%) -- 0% chance to 3HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 8)
196+ Atk Iron Fist Timburr Mach Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Snover: 18-24 (81.8 - 109%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
Possible damage amounts: (18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 24)
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Giga Drain vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Timburr: 12-16 (50 - 66.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 16)
((bulkup))
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Blizzard vs. 0 HP / 236+ SpD Eviolite Timburr: 12-16 (50 - 66.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 16)
116 Atk Timburr Mach Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Snover: 14-18 (63.6 - 81.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Possible damage amounts: (14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 18)
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Giga Drain vs. 0 HP / 236+ SpD Eviolite Timburr: 9-12 (37.5 - 50%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 12)
100 Atk Life Orb Snover Ice Shard vs. 0 HP / 156 Def Eviolite Timburr: 5-8 (20.8 - 33.3%) -- 0% chance to 3HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 8)

vs. CROAGUNK - Nasty Plot can't OHKO with Vacuum Wave and taking a Vacuum Wave can usually be avoided assuming a 16 damage roll with Blizzard — 16 + 1 hail damage + 5 Ice Shard = 22 HP. Bulky Gunk isn't KOed by Blizzard into Ice Shard most of the time but it only needs to take 1 HP in prior chip before it is.
((nastygunk))
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Blizzard vs. 52 HP / 116 SpD Eviolite Croagunk: 13-17 (59 - 77.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (13, 13, 13, 13, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17)
100 Atk Life Orb Snover Ice Shard vs. 52 HP / 116 Def Eviolite Croagunk: 5-8 (22.7 - 36.3%) -- 1.1% chance to 3HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 8)
188+ SpA Croagunk Vacuum Wave vs. 0 HP / 0- SpD Snover: 14-20 (63.6 - 90.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Possible damage amounts: (14, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 20)
((utilitygunk))
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Blizzard vs. 132 HP / 116 SpD Eviolite Croagunk: 13-17 (56.5 - 73.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (13, 13, 13, 13, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17)
100 Atk Life Orb Snover Ice Shard vs. 132 HP / 116 Def Eviolite Croagunk: 5-8 (21.7 - 34.7%) -- 1.1% chance to 3HKO after hail damage
Possible damage amounts: (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 8)
108+ SpA Croagunk Vacuum Wave vs. 0 HP / 0- SpD Snover: 14-18 (63.6 - 81.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Possible damage amounts: (14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 14, 18)

vs. PAWNIARD - HP Fight OHKOes Evio Pawn and Sucker only does half in return.
((eviopawn))
156 Atk Pawniard Sucker Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Snover: 12-15 (54.5 - 68.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Possible damage amounts: (12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 15)
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Hidden Power Fighting vs. 0 HP / 116 SpD Eviolite Pawniard: 26-31 (123.8 - 147.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
Possible damage amounts: (26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 26, 31)
((is lo pawn actually something thats used))
236 Atk Life Orb Pawniard Sucker Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Snover: 17-21 (77.2 - 95.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Possible damage amounts: (17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 21)
184 SpA Life Orb Snover Hidden Power Fighting vs. 0 HP / 36 SpD Pawniard: 31-42 (163.1 - 221%) -- guaranteed OHKO
Possible damage amounts: (31, 31, 31, 36, 36, 36, 36, 36, 36, 36, 36, 36, 36, 36, 36, 42)

I could post more calcs but I am lazy so I wont.

Snover appreciates partners that can provide Knock Off support like Mienfoo or Timburr or Croagunk or Pawniard or Vullaby or Alolan Grimer or fuck what else gets Knock Off because when Pokemon don't have Eviolite they are more easily KOed. Stealth Rock support is also helpful for chip damage. Snover is 2x weak to Stealth Rock so hazard control is important. Slow Volt Switch and U-turn users can get Snover inside safely. Sticky Web lets Snover outspeed all unboosted Pokemon in the tier with the given EV spread.

I think we should use Snover because global warming is making shit melt and pretty soon it will be too hot for Snover to be used without melting. So we should use it while we can. Also we should try to stop global warming from killing all the cute Pokemon but I don't know how to do that.

Also I have no recollection of what my reasoning was when I made Gummys Scraggy set. Actually I have no recollection of anything before a week ago except a vague sense of growing dread and the metallic taste of blood.
 
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Croagunk @ Eviolite
Ability: Dry Skin
Level: 5
EVs: 52 HP / 116 Def / 188 SpA / 116 SpD / 36 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Wave
- Focus Blast
- Vacuum Wave
- Nasty Plot

Munchlax @ Berry Juice
Ability: Thick Fat
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 Def / 236 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Facade
- Earthquake
- Pursuit
- Recycle

NP Croagunk + Munchlax is a core that I like, since the typing of Croagunk covers Munchlax from its nightmare, which are the Fighting types, such as Mienfoo, Timburr and his partner. In exchanges, Munchlax's great Special Defense and ability helps Croagunk to wreak havoc by tanking almost every special attacker in the metagame, removing Gastly and Abra, which Gunk can't beat, and messes with all Ponyta sets. It may be slow, but it's pretty good if it's well built around.
 
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FREEGOAO (Scraggy) (M) @ Psychium Z
Ability: Moxie
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Knock Off
- Zen Headbutt
- Drain Punch
- Dragon Dance

Yakuza (Pancham) (M) @ Eviolite
Ability: Iron Fist
Level: 5
EVs: 180 Atk / 100 Def / 52 SpD / 172 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Knock Off
- Drain Punch
- Gunk Shot
- Parting Shot


Bad Proposal (Clamperl) (M) @ Deep Sea Tooth
Ability: Shell Armor
Level: 5
EVs: 248 SpA / 76 SpD / 180 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 30 SpA
- Shell Smash
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power [Grass]

The idea is that with Parting Shot from Pancham, setting up a Smash with Deep Sea Tooth Clamperl with the same bulk as if it had an Eviolite. With the power of Deep Sea Tooth, Clamperl can also OHKO threats to Pancham that are otherwise not hit too hard by Gunk/Drain/Knock, such as Foongus and Pumpkaboo after rocks (Meaning Ice Punch is not needed, allowing Pancham to run the set above. The reason Clamperl is chosen > say Shellder/Oma/Dwebble is mainly for it's immense power already before smashing, meaning it doesn't even have to smash to be a threat in the game. Ofcourse, if say Shellder is preferred then by all means, but would suggest adding Ice Punch on Pancham then > Gunk Shot. There are certainly other mons that Clamperl can threaten out that would otherwise switch in on Pancham, such as Snubbull/Bulky Vullaby/Spritzee/BU Rufflet/Frillish/Spinarak.

I figured this core would be fun as it's something a little bit different from the usual teams, but may be hard to get anything solid around this I guess. We'll see
 
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Cranidos @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 Def / 212 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fire Punch
- Zen Headbutt
- Rock Slide / Thunder Punch / Earthquake
- Iron Tail

I think Cranidos is a fun mon to build around, its underrated af, it has a massive attack stat with a great movepool. It can tear-apart standard builds if you predict correctly or get rid of mons faster than it, its speed holds it back from being a top-tier threat. Fire Punch hits all steels like Ferroseed, Pawniard. You can bait fighting types into thinking your scarf and OHKO them if they're chipped with Zen Headbutt. Iron tail OHKOs Snubbull at -1 if you manage to hit. Rock slide is main stab, you can use either thunder punch to hit bulky waters like slowpoke and staryu or Eq to hit A-grimer, Chinchou. Cranidos + Surskit could work well as surskit gets sticky web to lower opponent's speed.
 

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Late on the first round, oh no!

Time for the LC community to take a vote on what we want to base our team around! Please pick one of the following sets:

MeButYou82's Choice Scarf Bunnelby
Infamy's Life Orb Snover
Gummy's Berry Juice Scraggy
Felines' Mudbray
Altariel von Sweep's Croagunk + Munchlax
Fille's Pancham + Clamperl
Rasberry Pie SG's Cranidos

Since all the sets are still on one forum page, I didn't see the need to copy them in the post, scroll up to take a look at each one. Voting will be open for a few days, please vote!
 
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Yeah looks like Fille posted a Pancham + Clamperl instead of what I thought he posted. I'd apologize, but his post was formatted badly enough that it's mostly his fault. Anyway, please edit your votes to reflect this change if you haven't already.
 

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I'm not really a fan of any of these choices. We've already built around Scraggy and Clamperl so I'd rather avoid those right now. I've used Gunklax as a core before and I didn't like it. Using Cranidos and Snover means we'll probably have to use webs or some other special support. Mudbray and Bunnelby are annoying to build around but are probably the best options. I suppose I'll go with Bunnelby because I'm interested in seeing see how it gets used.