Project Monotype Break This Team [Index]


Gardevoir-Mega @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 16 HP / 8 Def / 232 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Voice
- Psyshock
- Focus Blast
- Will-O-Wisp

Tapu Koko @ Magnet
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Thunderbolt
- Taunt
- U-turn
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Tapu Bulu @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Horn Leech
- Superpower
- Stone Edge

Clefable @ Babiri Berry
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Fire Blast
- Moonblast
- Soft-Boiled
- Stealth Rock

Azumarill @ Normalium Z
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Belly Drum
- Play Rough
- Aqua Jet
- Knock Off

Klefki @ Light Clay
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Light Screen
- Reflect
- Spikes
- Foul Play


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Grass Core



Venusaur-Mega @ Venusaurite
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 248 HP / 244 Def / 16 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Synthesis
- Leech Seed

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Leech Seed
- Spikes
- Gyro Ball
- Protect

Tapu Bulu @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Horn Leech
- Stone Edge
- Superpower


This Grass core can wall out a large majority of the team with Mega Venusaur+Ferrothorn, and remove the threat of Mega Gardevoir with Scarf Tapu Bulu. Starting with Mega Venusaur, everything not named Klefki gets 2HKOed or straight up OHKOed by Sludge Bomb, and Klefki without Twave is super easy to 1v1 with Leech Seed+Hidden Power Fire. It can also potentially do some nice damage to Mega Gardevoir after surviving a single Psyshock.

232 SpA Gardevoir-Mega Psyshock vs. 248 HP / 244+ Def Venusaur-Mega: 194-230 (53.4 - 63.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

0 SpA Venusaur-Mega Sludge Bomb vs. 16 HP / 0 SpD Gardevoir-Mega: 180-212 (64 - 75.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

For Ferrothorn, it can also wall out a lesser portion of the team, not including Tapu Bulu locked into Superpower, Mega Gardevoir, or Clefable. It can however survive Mega Gardevoir's Psyshock+Focus Blast as it's brought in:

232 SpA Gardevoir-Mega Psyshock vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Ferrothorn: 61-72 (17.3 - 20.4%) -- possible 7HKO after Leftovers recovery

232 SpA Gardevoir-Mega Focus Blast vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Ferrothorn: 202-238 (57.3 - 67.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

It also additionally sets up Spikes to make wearing everything down easier, especially Mega Gardevoir and Klefki.

For Tapu Bulu, it can serve as an effective revenge killer against the huge threat of Mega Gardevoir, being able to switch in on an expected Focus Blast coming at Ferrothorn, and being able to KO with Wood Hammer(Horn Leech also has a 50% chance to KO from full):

252 Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 16 HP / 8 Def Gardevoir-Mega in Grassy Terrain: 414-487 (147.3 - 173.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Behind Reflect it needs a small amount of chip damage: 252 Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 16 HP / 8 Def Gardevoir-Mega in Grassy Terrain through Reflect: 207-243 (73.6 - 86.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

Nothing else can really switch into a Wood Hammer barring Klefki. Sucks that I couldn't submit a Rock core, but I'd need like 4 mons to effectively beat Fairy :/
 

Harpp

formerly Alpha-Harpreet
Offensive Psychic Core

Victini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- V-create
- Bolt Strike
- Blue Flare
- U-turn

Alakazam @ Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
IVs: 0 Def
- Counter
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Blast

Jirachi @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 176 SpD / 80 Spe
Careful Nature
- Iron Head
- Thunder Wave
- U-turn
- Stealth Rock

Well, victini can take out faster threats such as tapu koko and tapu bulu with a choice scarf set since it is a straight up OHKO on both tapu's on the team:

252 Atk Victini V-create vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 280-331 (99.6 - 117.7%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO

252 Atk Victini V-create vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 434-512 (154.4 - 182.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Victini on the core also threatens to OHKO Mega gardevoir and 2hko clefable so clefable cant switch into it.

252 Atk Victini V-create vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Gardevoir-Mega: 346-408 (124.9 - 147.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Victini V-create vs. 252 HP / 240+ Def Clefable: 217-256 (55 - 64.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Victini V-create vs. +1 252 HP / 252+ Def Klefki: 252-296 (79.2 - 93%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Azumarill which can switch and can set up belly drum to sweep this core is taken out by sash counter alakazam on the core. Jirachi is used on the core to tank special hits from the team,spreading paralysis with thunder wave,setting up stealth rock and pivoting with uturn to bring victini in safely.
 

Altaria-Mega @ Altarianite
Ability: Natural Cure
Happiness: 0
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Frustration
- Earthquake
- Roost

Dragonite @ Choice Band
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Superpower
- Fire Punch
- Extreme Speed

Garchomp @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Rough Skin
EVs: 240 HP / 176 Def / 92 Spe
Impish Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Dragon Tail
- Toxic

Kyurem-Black @ Icium Z
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Naughty Nature
- Freeze Shock
- Outrage
- Fusion Bolt
- Ice Beam

Latios @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Psyshock
- Defog
- Memento

Hydreigon @ Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Dark Pulse
- Fire Blast
- U-turn

Core types not allowed:

The submission phase ends on Friday August 25th @ 11 pm est
 
tfw I can't use the 2 greatest types in existence :/

Psychic Core



Deoxys-Speed @ Light Clay
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Stealth Rock
- Taunt
- Reflect
- Light Screen

Gardevoir-Mega @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psyshock
- Hyper Voice
- Focus Blast
- Will-O-Wisp

Alakazam @ Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
IVs: 0 Def
- Psychic
- Focus Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Counter


Once Deoxys-Speed gets up Stealth Rock as well as screens, Mega Gardevoir can outspeed and KO everything except Latios, who can't even do any notable damage. Here are some of the notable calcs:

252 SpA Pixilate Gardevoir-Mega Hyper Voice vs. 240 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp: 482-570 (115.5 - 136.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Pixilate Gardevoir-Mega Hyper Voice vs. 0 HP / 0- SpD Kyurem-Black: 512-606 (130.9 - 154.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Pixilate Gardevoir-Mega Hyper Voice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Hydreigon: 916-1084 (281.8 - 333.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Pixilate Gardevoir-Mega Hyper Voice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Dragonite: 422-498 (130.6 - 154.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO(after rocks)

252 SpA Pixilate Gardevoir-Mega Hyper Voice vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Altaria-Mega: 408-480 (140.2 - 164.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Pixilate Gardevoir-Mega Hyper Voice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Latios: 390-458 (129.5 - 152.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO

And this is the most that can be accomplished against it while behind screens:

252+ Atk Choice Band Dragonite Extreme Speed vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Gardevoir-Mega through Reflect: 104-123 (37.5 - 44.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO


If the Latios had Trick over Memento, this would quite literally be an autowin, but of course it has Memento. Which is why Sash-Counter Alakazam is part of the core as a means of blanket checking Mega Altaria if it tries to set up too much. If it chooses to switch out of Alakazam at any time, Latios won't be around to Memento again, resulting in Mega Gardevoir simply autowinning from there behind screens.
 
Normal Core


Chansey @ Eviolite
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD
Bold Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Soft-Boiled
- Seismic Toss
- Toxic

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Recover
- Ice Beam
- Foul Play
- Toxic

Ditto @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Imposter
Happiness: 0
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
IVs: 0 Spe
Relaxed Nature
- Transform


The eviolite walls completely stall out the opposing team and cripple it. Altaria being the offensive DD set and Latios lacking Trick make them even better. Furthermore, Ditto prevents Altaria from ever setting up. If it manages to copy M-Altaria, the game is pretty much over because it just presses Frustration and wins. The only major threat is Dragonite but both walls are only 2HKO'd which allows them to Toxic it, therefore putting it on a timer.

Edit: Edited Ditto to 0 Happiness, my bad didnt even realize. Just c/p'ed the spread from some old team.
 
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Normal Core


Chansey @ Eviolite
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD
Bold Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Soft-Boiled
- Seismic Toss
- Toxic

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Recover
- Ice Beam
- Foul Play
- Toxic

Ditto @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Imposter
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
IVs: 0 Spe
Relaxed Nature
- Transform


The eviolite walls completely stall out the opposing team and cripple it. Altaria being the offensive DD set and Latios lacking Trick make them even better. Furthermore, Ditto prevents Altaria from ever setting up. If it manages to copy M-Altaria, the game is pretty much over because it just presses Frustration and wins. The only major threat is Dragonite but both walls are only 2HKO'd which allows them to Toxic it, therefore putting it on a timer.
Since M-Altaria has 0 Hapiness and Frustration, you should give Ditto 0 Hapiness so that your own Frustration may hit at full power instead of this:

+6 252+ Atk Pixilate Altaria-Mega Frustration (1 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Altaria-Mega: 14-18 (4.8 - 6.1%) -- possibly the worst move ever


With that said, I'm gonna nominate my own core:

Bug core


Armaldo @ Leftovers
Ability: Battle Armor
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Rapid Spin
- Rock Blast
- Knock Off

Scizor @ Choice Band
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- U-turn
- Bullet Punch
- Superpower
- Pursuit

Buzzwole @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leech Life
- Superpower
- Ice Punch
- Earthquake

Armaldo sets up SR, which greatly diminishes Dragonite's and Kyurem-B's longetivity, thus pressuring Latios to come in and Defog away the entry hazards, whic brings us to Scizor. Once Latios is in, Scizor can then trap it with Pursuit and, later in the game, weaken the opposing team and/or outright KO certain mons like M-Altaria (without SR) and Kyurem-B (with 18% of prior damage). Finally, Buzzwole cleans the rest of the team with Ice Punch / Leech Life and Beast Boost while being able to tank 2 of Dragonite's Extreme Speed due to its natural physical bulk.
 
(This break this team cycle's team was donated by smub)
Gastrodon @ Leftovers
Ability: Sticky Hold
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Toxic
- Scald
- Earthquake
- Recover

Empoleon @ Leftovers
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 248 HP / 244 SpD / 16 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Stealth Rock
- Roar
- Defog

Toxapex @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 248 HP / 196 Def / 64 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Toxic Spikes
- Haze
- Recover

Suicune @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP / 40 SpD / 216 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Protect
- Substitute
- Calm Mind

Greninja @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Protean
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Ice Beam
- U-turn
- Gunk Shot
- Hidden Power [Fire]

Gyarados @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Bounce
- Dragon Dance

Core types not allowed:

Submission phase ends on Monday September 4th @ 11 pm est
 
Ice Core



Kyurem-Black @ Life Orb
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 32 Atk / 232 SpA / 244 Spe
Naughty Nature
- Fusion Bolt
- Roost
- Earth Power
- Ice Beam

Lapras @ Choice Specs
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 80 HP / 252 SpA / 176 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Freeze-Dry
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Thunderbolt

Ninetales-Alola @ Light Clay
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Aurora Veil
- Freeze-Dry
- Moonblast
- Encore


With Kyurem-Black + Lapras as an offensive core, this team doesn't really have a surefire answer to the 2 of them. The 32 Attack with a Naughty nature is to make sure it always KOs Empoleon with Fusion Bolt, even from full. The 244 Speed makes sure it can outspeed Suicune, and the rest is placed into Special Attack in order to severely dent Gastrodon with Ice Beam. Lapras is the main answer to Gastrodon and the easiest switch-in to any Scalds that try to burn Kyurem-Black. It has Thunderbolt simply to dent Empoleon if it tries to switch in, whereas Freeze-Dry will nail everything else. Alolan Ninetales does a great job of handling Vincune thanks to Encore, being able to switch in on the expected Protect and Encoring it in, inviting Kyurem-Black and Lapras to put in more work. It's also nice considering that Gyarados can never set up against anything. Here are some of the calcs:

Kyurem-Black

32+ Atk Life Orb Teravolt Kyurem-Black Fusion Bolt vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Empoleon: 372-439 (100.2 - 118.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO

32+ Atk Life Orb Teravolt Kyurem-Black Fusion Bolt vs. 248 HP / 196+ Def Toxapex: 187-221 (61.7 - 72.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Black Sludge recovery(Earth Power does a similar amount)

228 SpA Life Orb Teravolt Kyurem-Black Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Gastrodon: 208-247 (48.8 - 57.9%) -- 58.2% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery(Gastrodon won't be 100% safe switching in)

32+ Atk Life Orb Teravolt Kyurem-Black Fusion Bolt vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Suicune: 296-351 (73.2 - 86.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Here's the best damage Greninja can do:

252 SpA Greninja Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 0- SpD Kyurem-Black: 102-120 (26 - 30.6%) -- guaranteed 4HKO

Lapras

252+ SpA Choice Specs Lapras Thunderbolt vs. 248 HP / 244+ SpD Empoleon: 174-206 (46.9 - 55.5%) -- 14.8% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery(Empoleon won't always like switching in)

252+ SpA Choice Specs Lapras Freeze-Dry vs. 248 HP / 64 SpD Toxapex: 200-236 (66 - 77.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Black Sludge recovery

252+ SpA Choice Specs Lapras Freeze-Dry vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Gastrodon: 664-784 (155.8 - 184%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Choice Specs Lapras Freeze-Dry vs. +2 252 HP / 40 SpD Suicune: 122-146 (30.1 - 36.1%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Leftovers recovery(it still breaks the Sub even after 2 Calm Minds)

Greninja can't do much against it, but it will fear a Supersonic Skystrike from Gyarados:

252 Atk Gyarados Supersonic Skystrike (160 BP) vs. 80 HP / 0 Def Lapras: 306-361 (72.6 - 85.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO


Alolan Ninetales isn't really meant to do much damage, it's just there for the Encore and maybe to Aurora Veil to allow Kyurem-Black and Lapras to live more hits.
 
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