Lure That Threat SM RU Edition - Week 19: Milotic (Nominations)

Ice Beam Nidoqueen, the ultimate lure

Voting for Gatorboy because Swords Dance Roserade is the greatest thing I've ever seen. Skill Swap Uxie is cool, so voting for MrAldo too
 
Week 17: Specially Defensive Cresselia

.^. (Cresselia) @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 204 SpD / 56 Spe
Calm Nature
- Moonlight
- Psychic
- Toxic
- Moonblast / Hidden Power Fire

One of the overall fattest Pokemon in the tier, Cresselia is one of the best Fighting resists and blanket special checks in the tier. The special defense investment is to check Salazzle and Nidoqueen better, along with a plethora of other special attackers. Speed EVs let you outpace Adamant Bewear/Pangoro. Moonlight provides (limited) somewhat reliable recovery. Psychic is the STAB move of choice for damaging Poison-types. Toxic allows Cresselia to handle fatter Pokemon like Quagsire or Milotic and prevent it from being too passive in the face of setup sweepers. Moonblast is for KOing Pangoro or Honchkrow, while Hidden Power Fire allows Cresselia to potentially check Durant or Escavalier.
 
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Salazzle @ Black Sludge
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Disable
- Nasty Plot
- Fire Blast

I thought about using Corrosion Toxic at first, but using Toxic on random Pokemon that get walled by Cresselia isn't fun or creative. With this set, you can Substitute on the Psychic, Disable it, then boost to your hearts content! HP Fire, Cresselia's next strongest move against Salazzle, doesn't even 2HKO the Substitute, so setting up shouldn't be a problem at all. This also works against slower Banded / Specs Pokemon.
0 SpA Cresselia Hidden Power Fire vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Salazzle: 25-30 (9 - 10.8%) -- possibly the worst move ever
0 SpA Cresselia Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Salazzle: 20-24 (7.2 - 8.6%) -- possibly the worst move ever

+6 252 SpA Salazzle Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Cresselia: 385-454 (86.7 - 102.2%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO
 
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Virizion @ Grassium Z
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Leaf Blade
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge

Although SpDef Cresselia isn't a hard counter to Virizion, it still can check it decently well, because +2 Rockium/Psychium Virizion can only 3HKO SpDef Cresselia. But with Grassium, it can actually KO it most of the time after Stealth Rocks damage or even SD one more time in front of Cresselia because it doesn't KO Virizion with Psychic and kill it with +4 Bloom Doom.

0 SpA Cresselia Psychic vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Virizion: 122-146 (37.7 - 45.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock

+2 252 Atk Virizion Leaf Blade vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Cresselia: 195-231 (44 - 52.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
+2 252 Atk Virizion Bloom Doom (175 BP) vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Cresselia: 381-448 (86 - 101.1%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
 

Pangoro @ Roseli Berry
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Knock Off
- Drain Punch
- Bullet Punch

SD up, Knock Off when its in, finish up with bullet punch if necessary

+2 252 Atk Mold Breaker Pangoro Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 232+ Def Cresselia: 396-468 (89.1 - 105.4%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO
+2 252 Atk Mold Breaker Pangoro Bullet Punch vs. 252 HP / 232+ Def Cresselia: 55-65 (12.3 - 14.6%) -- possibly the worst move ever

0 SpA Cresselia Moonblast vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Roseli Berry Pangoro: 144-170 (43.3 - 51.2%) -- 5.9% chance to 2HKO
0 SpA Cresselia Twinkle Tackle (175 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Roseli Berry Pangoro: 262-310 (78.9 - 93.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
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reserving nidoqueen


Nidoqueen (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Hone Claws
- Earthquake
- Poison Jab
- Ice Punch

Although Nidoqueen isn't a switch-in to Nidoqueen, normally, people use Cresselia as a safe switch-in to Nidoqueen, because it's fat and can take hits by standard Nidoqueen for days, but with this set, you can setup on the switch-in and 2HKO Cresselia with +1 Poison Jab, and due to Nidoqueen's natural bulk, it can take any hit by Cresselia.

+1 252+ Atk Life Orb Sheer Force Nidoqueen Poison Jab vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Cresselia: 246-290 (55.4 - 65.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
0 SpA Cresselia Psychic vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Nidoqueen: 174-206 (54.2 - 64.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
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reserving nidoqueen


Nidoqueen (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Power-Up Punch
- Earthquake
- Poison Jab
- Ice Punch

Although Nidoqueen isn't a switch-in to Nidoqueen, normally, people use Cresselia as a safe switch-in to Nidoqueen, because it's fat and can take hits by standard Nidoqueen for days, but with this set, you can PuP Cresselia on the switch-in and 2HKO it with +1 Poison Jab, and due to Nidoqueen's natural bulk, it can take any hit by Cresselia.

+1 252+ Atk Life Orb Sheer Force Nidoqueen Poison Jab vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Cresselia: 246-290 (55.4 - 65.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
0 SpA Cresselia Psychic vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Nidoqueen: 174-206 (54.2 - 64.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
I thought Sheer Force negates PuP effect..?


Diancie @ Leftovers
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Stealth Rock
- Moonblast
- Toxic
- Heal Bell

not rly sure if this a lure but tox diancie beat cress 1v1 lol


edit= god fuck posting on phone, I'll edit the sprite sometime when I have PC access
 
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Toxicroak @ Darkinium Z
Ability: Dry Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch
- Sucker Punch


even though cress takes a chunk from +2 gunk, it can still survive one and ohko back w psychic, and can even come in on a gunk shot and have the bulk necessary to survive. With this set +2 darkinium z ohkoes cresselia, and it even takes up to 66 from an unboosted attack, which is very very rare to ever happen to cress considering its astronomical bulk.

+2 252+ Atk Toxicroak Black Hole Eclipse (140 BP) vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Cresselia: 498-586 (112.4 - 132.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO