Project Monotype Victim of the Week [INDEX]

Taking Def Lando-T (Flying), Ditto (Normal) and Def M-Swampert (Water).

Flying Check


Landorus-Therian @ Leftovers / Rocky Helmet
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 228 Def / 28 SpD
Impish Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- U-turn
- Knock Off

Lando-T's Intimidate lowers M-ZardX's Atk, which can even turn the former into a situatinal switch-in against the latter (on a predicted Dragon Claw against Mantine, for example). Also, even when uninvested, Lando-T's Earthquake can OHKO M-ZardX (especially after prior damage from Flare Blitz recoil, SR, Rocky Helmet, etc.). Finally, Lando-T plays a key role against Fire monoteams (in which M-ZardX is (not always) found) in setting up SR, which greatly deteriorates M-ZardX's and its teammates' lifespan.
-1 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 252 HP / 228+ Def Landorus-Therian: 90-106 (23.5 - 27.7%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery
-1 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 228+ Def Landorus-Therian: 135-159 (35.3 - 41.6%) -- 80.2% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 228+ Def Landorus-Therian: 201-237 (52.6 - 62%) -- 98.4% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

0 Atk Landorus-Therian Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Charizard-Mega-X: 272-324 (91.5 - 109%) -- 50% chance to OHKO


Water Hard Check


Swampert @ Swampertite
Ability: Damp
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Scald
- Earthquake
- Roar

Defensive M-Swampert has all the tools it needs to reliably check M-ZardX: a typing that provides a resistance to M-ZardX's Flare Blitz, great physical bulk, a phazing option in Roar, the possibility of setting up SR (always useful against Fire monoteams) and, finally, a STAB move that can OHKO M-ZardX despite being uninvested. Swampert can even hold Leftovers if you wish to use another Mega in your team; it'll perform about just as well as its Mega counterpart against M-ZardX (I simply chose to nominate M-Swampert for its superior bulk).
252 Atk Charizard-Mega-X Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Swampert-Mega: 74-88 (18.3 - 21.7%) -- possible 5HKO
252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Swampert-Mega: 86-102 (21.2 - 25.2%) -- 0% chance to 4HKO
252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Swampert-Mega: 115-136 (28.4 - 33.6%) -- 0.5% chance to 3HKO
+1 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Swampert-Mega: 172-204 (42.5 - 50.4%) -- 1.2% chance to 2HKO

0 Atk Swampert-Mega Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Charizard-Mega-X: 282-332 (94.9 - 111.7%) -- 62.5% chance to OHKO


Normal Check


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

Simply put, the mere presence of Ditto discourages M-ZardX of setting up, as when it KOes one of Ditto's teammates, it simply comes on the field, copies M-ZardX (and its stat boosts), outspeeds and OHKOes it (and, if possible, it'll sweep the rest of M-ZardX's team).
Against M-ZardX
252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Charizard-Mega-X: 312-368 (105 - 123.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252 Atk Charizard-Mega-X Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Charizard-Mega-X: 300-354 (101 - 119.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Against M-ZardX's teammates

Volcarona

+1 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Volcarona: 363-427 (116.7 - 137.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252 Atk Charizard-Mega-X Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Volcarona: 232-274 (74.5 - 88.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

Infernape
+1 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Infernape: 336-396 (114.6 - 135.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252 Atk Charizard-Mega-X Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Infernape: 430-508 (146.7 - 173.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Volcanion
+1 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Volcanion: 219-258 (72.5 - 85.4%) -- 75% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
+1 252 Atk Charizard-Mega-X Earthquake vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Volcanion: 280-330 (92.7 - 109.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

Victini
+1 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Victini: 255-301 (74.7 - 88.2%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
+1 252 Atk Charizard-Mega-X Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Victini: 328-386 (96.1 - 113.1%) -- 75% chance to OHKO

Rotom-H
+1 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 248 HP / 8 Def Rotom-Heat: 238-282 (78.5 - 93%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

Heatran
+1 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Heatran: 121-143 (37.4 - 44.2%) -- 2% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock (not looking good...)
252 Atk Charizard-Mega-X Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Heatran: 416-492 (128.7 - 152.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
(Get rid of the Air Balloon first if it wields it.)

Torkoal
+1 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Torkoal: 144-171 (41.8 - 49.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
+1 252 Atk Charizard-Mega-X Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Torkoal: 186-220 (54 - 63.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery (Torkoal's Yawn momentarily stops Ditto's sweep. Just pray that it sleeps for more than a single turn.)

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Slowbro @ Slowbronite
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Toxic
- Slack Off
- Scald
- Iron Defense

completely walls m zard, +6 can't even ohko lol

+6 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Dragon Claw vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Slowbro-Mega: 318-375 (80.7 - 95.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
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Dragon Check



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

Self explanitory: Scarf Latios pressures Zard X with a DD up to swap, as it is under threat of being revenge killed by a Draco (assuming you land it)

252 SpA Latios Draco Meteor vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Charizard-Mega-X: 488-576 (164.3 - 193.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Fairy Check



Diancie-Mega @ Diancite
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Moonblast
- Diamond Storm
- Hidden Power [Fire]/Psychic
- Earth Power

Mega Diancie is already a giant pain in the ass for Fire to handle, and in a 1v1 scenario, Diancie still dominates. Char has to have a DD up and to be at full HP in order to stand a chance against this, but it's going to be difficult.

4 Atk Diancie-Mega Diamond Storm vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Charizard-Mega-X: 296-350 (99.6 - 117.8%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Diancie-Mega Earth Power vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Charizard-Mega-X: 262-310 (88.2 - 104.3%) -- 25% chance to OHKO
 
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Psychic Check


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

Mega Charizard X is one of the wide amount of targets Focus Sash + Counter set, and considering how threatening it can be, Alakazam's role is justified to be used.

Water Check


Kingdra @ Choice Specs
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Hydro Pump
- Draco Meteor
- Ice Beam
- Surf

Under rain, Kingdra is faster than Mega Charizard X and it's able to OHKO it with Draco Meteor

252+ SpA Choice Specs Kingdra Draco Meteor vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Charizard-Mega-X: 642-756 (216.1 - 254.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Considering it's a fire type, it will reduce to who win the weather war, but mono-water has the advantage in this match to keep the weather for enough time.
 
reserving mandi for dark o.o

Finally got some time to do this alrighty lets get started

Dark Check (idk tbh)

Mandibuzz @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Overcoat
EVs: 248 HP / 244 Def / 16 Spe
Impish Nature
- Brave Bird
- Foul Play
- Roost
- Defog

Ok to cut to the chase, Mandibuzz just walls it like theres no arguement here. If char sets up and then you decide to send in mandibuzz later then I question what is going on in that brain of yours.

What makes mandi such a great check to charizard is its amazing bulk with base 110 HP and base 105 Defense making it a great wall, and with access to Foul Play which does more damage by the attack stat of the opponent, it threatens charx when ever it uses dd. Also can roost in case you take more damage than you expect which is nice.

Some calcs: ( Some reason I cant find rocky helmet as an item on the calc but im sure it does 12% per physical hit correct me if im wrong)

CharX Calcs:
252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Flare Blitz vs. 248 HP / 244+ Def Mandibuzz: 178-211 (42 - 49.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

+1 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Flare Blitz vs. 248 HP / 244+ Def Mandibuzz: 268-316 (63.3 - 74.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

+2 252 Atk Tough Claws Charizard-Mega-X Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 244+ Def Mandibuzz: 357-421 (84.1 - 99.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Mandi Calcs:
+2 0 Atk Mandibuzz Foul Play vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Charizard-Mega-X: 283-334 (95.2 - 112.4%) -- 75% chance to OHKO

+1 0 Atk Mandibuzz Foul Play vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Charizard-Mega-X: 211-250 (71 - 84.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

0 Atk Mandibuzz Foul Play vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Charizard-Mega-X: 142-168 (47.8 - 56.5%) -- 84.8% chance to 2HKO
 
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Cycle 15



Charizard-Mega-Y @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Fire Blast
- Solar Beam
- Focus Blast
- Roost

The last one was Zard X, so why not do its counterpart here. Mega Charizard Y is definitely one of the best special wallbreakers in the metagame, not having a good amount of dedicated switch-ins, and having a decent Speed tier. Many types are pretty much forced to sack a Pokemon every time this monster comes out for free, and its decent special bulk and reliable recovery in Roost can make it an issue for some special attackers.
Types not allowed:

Deadline: 11/3
 
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Tyranitar @ Chople Berry
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Stone Edge
- Thunder Wave
- Fire Blast
- Stealth Rock

eats up anything thanks to chople (even in sun) and ohkos with edge


252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Focus Blast vs. 248 HP / 252+ SpD Chople Berry Tyranitar: 220-260 (54.5 - 64.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Focus Blast vs. 248 HP / 252+ SpD Chople Berry Tyranitar in Sand: 146-174 (36.2 - 43.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

0 Atk Tyranitar Stone Edge vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Charizard-Mega-Y: 684-808 (230.3 - 272%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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Ghost Check

Marowak-Alola @ Thick Club
Ability: Rock Head
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Flare Blitz
- Shadow Bone
- Earthquake

Marowak can live a Fire Blast from Mega Charizard Y and proceed to knock it out with Shadow Bone.
252 SpA Charizard Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 8 SpD Marowak-Alola in Sun: 141-167 (43.5 - 51.5%) -- 8.6% chance to 2HKO
252+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Shadow Bone vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Charizard: 270-318 (90.9 - 107%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO
252+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Shadow Bone vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Charizard: 270-318 (90.9 - 107%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
 
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chansey ;w; @ Eviolite
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD
Bold Nature
- Seismic Toss
- Toxic
- Stealth Rock
- Soft-Boiled

special attackers aint shit

252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Fire Blast vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Eviolite Chansey in Sun: 199-235 (28.3 - 33.4%) -- 0% chance to 3HKO - unmove
 
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Latias @ Latiasite (Psychic)
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Calm Mind
- Recover
- Stored Power
- Thunderbolt


Mega Latias is a very underrated mon, possessing both the offenses and bulk in order serve as a great setup sweeper. On Psychic, there aren't much options that can safely switch in on a Zard Y's Fire Blast, appart from Latias' male counterpart Latios, and Victini to an extent. This set by Latias allows it to use Zard Y as setup fodder for Psychic and proceed for a clean sweep, whether it'd be for Flying or Fire. Calcs below:

252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Latias-Mega in Sun: 110-130 (30.2 - 35.7%) -- 37.7% chance to 3HKO
+1 0 SpA Latias-Mega Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Charizard-Mega-Y: 230-272 (77.4 - 91.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Fire Blast vs. +1 252 HP / 0 SpD Latias-Mega in Sun: 74-87 (20.3 - 23.9%) -- guaranteed 5HKO
You could EV Latias a lower 176 speed to just outspeed Zard Y while putting the remaining EVs in either bulk or SpA, but that isn't recommended as Latias appreciates its good speed tier.
 
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Jord-e

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reserving Mantine for flying.


Mantine @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 SpD
Calm Nature
- Scald
- Defog
- Roost
- Toxic

Mantine takes almost nothing from any of zard's attacks and can wear it down with scald and Toxic.

252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 16+ SpD Mantine in Sun: 86-102 (22.9 - 27.2%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Solar Beam vs. 252 HP / 16+ SpD Mantine: 102-121 (27.2 - 32.3%) -- 61% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
 
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Taking AV Araquanid (Bug) and Scarf Victini (Psychic).

Bug Hard Check


Araquanid @ Assault Vest
Ability: Water Bubble
EVs: 200 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 52 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Liquidation
- Leech Life
- Scald
- Mirror Coat

M-Pinsir, Scarf Heracross and Rock Slide Scolipede all check M-ZardY by outspeeding and OHKOing it, but they can't switch into any of its moves in fear of being KOed. However, Araquanid is the only Bug-type Pokémon to bring a Fire resistance for Bug monoteams and can easily switch into any of M-ZardY's moves and KO it back in return (after little prior damage).
252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Fire Blast vs. 200 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Water Bubble Araquanid in Sun: 84-99 (25.6 - 30.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock

252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Liquidation vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Charizard-Mega-Y in Sun: 244-292 (82.1 - 98.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO


Psychic Check


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

Scarf Victini is an indispensable tool for Psychic monoteams to outspeed and KO fast threats, including M-Zard-Y. Additionally, even though Fire / Psychic probably isn't the best typing ever (Pursuit weakness, SR weakness, etc.), it does enable Victini to resist all of M-ZardY's moves, meaning the former can switch into the latter once or twice depending of the presence or lack of entry hazards and the moves Victini switches into.
252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Solar Beam vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Victini: 76-90 (22.2 - 26.3%) -- 14.9% chance to 4HKO
252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Fire Blast vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Victini in Sun: 156-185 (45.7 - 54.2%) -- 53.1% chance to 2HKO

252 Atk Victini Bolt Strike vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Charizard-Mega-Y: 292-344 (98.3 - 115.8%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO
 
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Steel Check

Excadrill @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Mold Breakers
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Iron Head
- Rapid Spin

Basically it outspeeds Mega Charizard Y, clicks Rock Slide and KOes. Steel struggles with Zard Y and this is one of the very limited 'checks' to it. Excadrill can't switchin to Charizard Y and relies on Zard Y staying in and Rock Slide not missing but nonetheless it checks Zard Y.
 
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Reserving breloom and bulu for grass (too lazy rn)

Grass Checks



Breloom (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Rock Tomb
- Spore
- Mach Punch
- Bullet Seed

Just rock tomb to win. Sash guarantees one hit or a spore. In case you get burned your chances are slim of an OHKO.

252+ Atk Technician burned Breloom Rock Tomb vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Charizard-Mega-Y: 264-312 (88.8 - 105%) -- 31.3% chance to OHKO


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

With choice scarf bulu can outspeed char-y and ko with stone edge, pray to land and pretty sure everyone knows that a 4x effective move will ko
 
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Fairy Check



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

Tapu Koko outspeeds it easily and can OHKO with Thunderbolt

252 SpA Magnet Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Charizard-Mega-Y in Electric Terrain: 380-450 (127.9 - 151.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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I'll submit a few Ice checks just cuz

Ice Check



Mamoswine @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Icicle Crash
- Stone Edge
- Superpower

Honestly very self-explanatory, Scarf Mamoswine can outspeed and always KO Mega Charizard Y with a Stone Edge, but can't switch into any of its attacks:

252 Atk Mamoswine Stone Edge vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Charizard-Mega-Y: 540-636 (181.8 - 214.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Fire Blast vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Thick Fat Mamoswine in Sun: 474-560 (131.3 - 155.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Ice Check



Kyurem-Black @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Outrage
- Fusion Bolt
- Earth Power / Iron Head
- Ice Beam

Also like Mamoswine, pretty self-explanatory, outspeeding and always KOing with Fusion Bolt, but can't come in on a sun boosted Fire Blast:

252 Atk Teravolt Kyurem-Black Fusion Bolt vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Charizard-Mega-Y: 328-388 (110.4 - 130.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Fire Blast vs. 0 HP / 0- SpD Kyurem-Black in Sun: 382-450 (97.6 - 115%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO

And another thing, please follow this rule listed in the OP of the Index thread:

Post calcs even if obvious
If your post does not have calcs, add them in before submissions are over, which is when Romanticist finishes their post
 
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Cycle 16



Clefable @ Leftovers
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Flamethrower
- Calm Mind
- Soft-Boiled

Although it's not seen too often, Clefable is a really solid Calm Mind win condition thanks to its naturally amazing pure Fairy typing and access to Magic Guard to invalidate Toxic. After a few Calm Minds not much can break throught it on the special side, and its good physical bulk lets it rely on taking a few physical hits and firing back with a boosted Moonblast or Flamethrower.
Types not allowed:

Deadline: 11/10
 
Taking Dragalge (Dragon) and Excadrill (Ground).

Dragon Check


Dragalge @ Black Sludge
Aility: Adaptability
EVs: 228 HP / 252 SpA / 28 Spe
Modest Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Sludge Wave
- Toxic Spikes
- Hidden Power Fire

Being the only Dragon-type to be neutral to Fairy-type moves, Dragalge does a nice job at checking Clefable by taking hits fairly well and OHKOing/2HKOing in return (depending on CM boosts or lack thereof) with Sludge Wave.
0 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 228 HP / 0 SpD Dragalge: 82-97 (25 - 29.5%) -- 0% chance to 4HKO after Black Sludge recovery
+2 0 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 228 HP / 0 SpD Dragalge: 163-193 (49.6 - 58.8%) -- 73% chance to 2HKO after Black Sludge recovery

252+ SpA Adaptability Dragalge Sludge Wave vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Clefable: 408-480 (103.5 - 121.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Adaptability Dragalge Sludge Wave vs. +2 252 HP / 4 SpD Clefable: 204-244 (51.7 - 61.9%) -- 96.9% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery


Ground Check


Excadrill @ Choice Band
Ability: Sand Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Spe / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
- Rock Slide
- Rapid Spin / X-Scissor

Sand or no sand, CB Excadrill outspeeds and easily OHKOes Clefable with Iron Head. What's more is that it can afford to switch into Clefable's Moonblast (or even its Flamethrower at +1 if needed) due to its typing.
0 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Excadrill: 69-81 (19.1 - 22.4%) -- possible 5HKO
0 SpA Clefable Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Excadrill: 176-208 (48.7 - 57.6%) -- 94.1% chance to 2HKO
+1 0 SpA Clefable Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Excadrill: 262-310 (72.5 - 85.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Choice Band Excadrill Iron Head vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Clefable: 390-458 (98.9 - 116.2%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO
 
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Nihilego @ Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Wave
- Thunderbolt
- Grass Knot
- Hidden Power [Ice]

isn't threatened at all by clef so it can freely switch in and 1v1 it.

252 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Sludge Wave vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Clefable: 432-510 (109.6 - 129.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Sludge Wave vs. +1 252 HP / 4 SpD Clefable: 289-343 (73.3 - 87%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

+1 0 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Nihilego: 58-69 (16.1 - 19.1%) -- possible 6HKO
 
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Ghost Check

Gengar @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Cursed Body
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Sludge Wave
- Focus Blast
- Thunderbolt

Gengar knocks Clefable out with 2 Sludge Waves, and Clefable does not do much to Gengar in return. Clefable can get annoying if it starts boosting though.

252 SpA Gengar Sludge Wave vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Clefable: 338-402 (85.7 - 102%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO
0 SpA Clefable Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Gengar: 79-93 (30.2 - 35.6%) -- 32.1% chance to 3HKO
252 SpA Gengar Sludge Wave vs. +1 252 HP / 4 SpD Clefable: 228-270 (57.8 - 68.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
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Jord-e

formerly ThiccTornadus
Alolan Muk [dark]


Muk-Alola @ Assault Vest
Ability: Poison Touch
EVs: 248 HP / 12 Def / 248 SpD
Careful Nature
- Knock Off
- Pursuit
- Gunk Shot
- Shadow Sneak

Dark generally has a hard time against Clefable as it can set up on a lot of mono-dark's mons, however, alolan muk takes relatively nothing and can retaliate with a gunk shot.

0 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 248 HP / 248+ SpD Assault Vest Muk-Alola: 48-57 (11.6 - 13.8%) -- possible 8HKO
0 Atk Muk-Alola Gunk Shot vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Clefable: 236-282 (59.8 - 71.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
 
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Water Hard Counter



Toxapex @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Scald
- Recover
- Toxic Spikes
- Haze

This mon really does not care about Clefable at all, resisting both of its offensive moves while using Haze to reset the stats. It's not like it needs to for a while anyways; Phys Def Pex takes less than half from Clef's Moonblast even at +5, and can effectively set up Toxic Spikes consistently vs a type that really has no effective form of hazard removal.

+5 0 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Toxapex: 126-148 (41.4 - 48.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Black Sludge recovery

0 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Toxapex: 36-43 (11.8 - 14.1%) -- possibly the worst move ever (LMAO the teambuilder actually says that)

Psychic Check



Jirachi @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 248 HP / 108 SpD / 152 Spe
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Iron Head
- U-turn
- Healing Wish


No Babiri Berry = (; Hax = W. You don't give this pokemon an incredibly high flinch chancing move and not expect it to flinch at least once.

0 Atk Jirachi Iron Head vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Clefable: 152-180 (38.5 - 45.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery (Scarf Variants do so quicker)
 
Ice check



Sandslash-Alola @ Life Orb
Ability: Slush Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Iron Head
- Earthquake
- Rapid Spin

Considering the fact Sandslash-Alola would be under Aurora Veil most of the time, it can resist a Flamethrower and 2HKO Clefable with Iron Head

252 Atk Life Orb Sandslash-Alola Iron Head vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Clefable: 250-296 (63.4 - 75.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

0 SpA Clefable Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Sandslash-Alola with an ally's Aurora Veil: 176-208 (60.4 - 71.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Grass Hard Check



Venusaur-Mega (M) @ Venusaurite
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 248 HP / 244 Def / 16 Spe
Bold Nature
- Leech Seed
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Synthesis

Mega Venusaur doesn't care about Clefable Flamethrower and Moonblast at all, even after a couple of Calm Mind boosts, and can use Sludge Bomb to 2HKO/3HKO depending of the boosts. It might can't be able to KO Clefable easily after some boosts, but it's enough to force a switch.

0 SpA Venusaur-Mega Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Clefable: 252-296 (63.9 - 75.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
0 SpA Venusaur-Mega Sludge Bomb vs. +1 252 HP / 4 SpD Clefable: 168-200 (42.6 - 50.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
0 SpA Venusaur-Mega Sludge Bomb vs. +2 252 HP / 4 SpD Clefable: 126-150 (31.9 - 38%) -- 0.6% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery


+2 0 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Venusaur-Mega: 84-99 (23.1 - 27.2%) -- 54.1% chance to 4HKO
+2 0 SpA Clefable Flamethrower vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Thick Fat Venusaur-Mega: 106-126 (29.2 - 34.7%) -- 6.1% chance to 3HKO
 
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