OM Core Laddering Challenge [Challenge #12 @ post #497]

Pigeons

formerly Yuga42

Gold in AG

EDIT:

Finally got Platinum. yay.


In case you want to update the hall of fame here's my r5 team
Kyogre-Primal @ Blue Orb
Ability: Primordial Sea
EVs: 252 HP / 80 SpA / 176 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Origin Pulse
- Ice Beam
- Substitute
- Calm Mind

Zygarde-Complete @ Leftovers
Ability: Power Construct
EVs: 200 HP / 252 Def / 56 Spe
Impish Nature
- Thousand Arrows
- Dragon Tail
- Coil
- Rest

Gengar-Mega @ Gengarite
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Sludge Wave
- Substitute
- Taunt

Arceus-Fairy @ Pixie Plate
Ability: Multitype
EVs: 248 HP / 240 Def / 20 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Judgment
- Toxic
- Recover
- Defog

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Leech Seed
- Stealth Rock
- Protect

Ho-Oh @ Life Orb
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 248 HP / 196 Atk / 52 SpD / 12 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Sacred Fire
- Brave Bird
- Recover
- Whirlwind


Here's some future core suggestions as well:

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This is a really nice Balance core that features two relatively underutilized Pokemon. Tyranitar is cool as a check to the top Megas in the format (Rayquaza and Gengar) while being able to check lots of other stuff as well. Celesteela pairs nicely by providing a Ground immunity, Fairy resistance and secondary check to setup Arceus forms. Both can accumulate a lot of chip damage with Leech Seed and Sand Stream, which can be taken advantage of in a lot of ways.


Grassceus is another very underused pick in AG that excels in a multitude of roles. It can function as an effective lead or wallbreaker thanks to its variable coverage, while an uncommon defensive typing lets it also function as a check to threats such as Zygarde and Kyogre. I know cores for AG are typically 2 Pokemon but not pairing it with anything leaves a lot more room for interesting teambuilds while still being challenging due to Grassceus's lackluster matchup against certain threats.

WITHOUT

Tapu Lele is the face of the incredibly threatening archetype of Psyspam, but if you take away all the powerful sweepers it usually acts as support for you're left with a fairly interesting Pokemon. Tapu Lele can wear down even the sturdiest of checks with Nature's Madness, or function as an effective revenge killer with Choice Scarf thanks to a priority immunity. Again this is only one Pokemon, but forcing teambuilders to use a fairly familiar Pokemon in different ways would definitely make for an interesting challenge. I'm not sure how this would be implemented but at the very least Deoxys and Mewtwo would have to be disallowed, banning other Psychics like Lunala, Psychiceus and Solgaleo might be good options as well.
 
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As promised, I'll add Godly Gift Challenge. I decided to give 3 different god choices a la monotype because each god provide different stats, making each team different. You can select one of these three choices.

Challenge #7
Godly Gift edition
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2.
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3.
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Elo rating for each achievements
Bronze: 1200
Silver: 1300
Gold: 1400
Platinum: 1500

All three gods use the same elo rating. Godly Gift CLC lasts until the end of the month.
 

EchoGaia

formerly MaximeLopunny
CLC
As promised, I'll add Godly Gift Challenge. I decided to give 3 different god choices a la monotype because each god provide different stats, making each team different. You can select one of these three choices.

Challenge #7
Godly Gift edition
1.
and


2.
and


3.
and


Elo rating for each achievements
Bronze: 1200
Silver: 1300
Gold: 1400
Platinum: 1500

All three gods use the same elo rating. Godly Gift CLC lasts until the end of the month.
What CLC tag should we use? CLC7 i guess?

if that

CLC7 Echo Gaia and i choose the third core since i already built the team.
 

Pigeons

formerly Yuga42
Smeargle @ Focus Sash
Ability: Own Tempo
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Rapid Spin
- Nuzzle
- Sticky Web
- Taunt

Landorus-Therian @ Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Explosion
- Stealth Rock

Xerneas @ Power Herb
Ability: Fairy Aura
EVs: 144 HP / 24 Def / 252 SpA / 88 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power [Rock]
- Geomancy

Rayquaza-Mega @ Life Orb
Ability: Delta Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Ascent
- V-create
- Extreme Speed
- Swords Dance

Arceus-Ghost @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Multitype
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Shadow Force
- Brick Break
- Extreme Speed
- Swords Dance

Arceus @ Life Orb
Ability: Multitype
EVs: 232 HP / 252 Atk / 24 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Extreme Speed
- Shadow Claw
- Recover
- Swords Dance


Sticky Webs setup spam. This team is really simple to use, set hazards with Smeargle and Landorus-T and use Nuzzle, Taunt and Explosion to prevent hazards from being removed. Once hazards are up just go wild with some of the most threatening sweepers in the meta.
 
CLC-7 Wfuu's Team
TimeToHax (Landorus-Therian) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Stealth Rock
- Rock Tomb
- Explosion

EspeedMandatory (Xerneas) @ Power Herb
Ability: Fairy Aura
EVs: 112 HP / 84 Def / 252 SpA / 60 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Focus Blast
- Geomancy
- Thunder

The PointlessBirb (Yveltal) @ Life Orb
Ability: Dark Aura
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Rash Nature
- Oblivion Wing
- Dark Pulse
- Sucker Punch
- Taunt

NO Z MOVE (Arceus-Ghost) @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Multitype
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Extreme Speed
- Shadow Force
- Brick Break

FIRE NATION (Groudon-Primal) @ Red Orb
Ability: Desolate Land
EVs: 116 HP / 252 Atk / 136 Def / 4 Spe
Bold Nature
- Dragon Tail
- Fire Punch
- Swords Dance
- Precipice Blades

Yes and a No (Rayquaza-Mega) @ Life Orb
Ability: Delta Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Earthquake
- Dragon Dance
- Dragon Ascent
- Extreme Speed
 
To celebrate the release of a new mon, let's do a CLC
Challenge #8
AG, 1v1, Mix and Mega, STABmons

AG
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1v1



Mix and Mega

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STABmons

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Elo requirements for each achievements

AG
Bronze: 1450
Silver: 1625
Gold: 1800
Platinum: 1975

1v1
Bronze: 1325
Silver: 1450
Gold: 1575
Platinum: 1700

Mix and Mega
Bronze: 1350
Silver: 1500
Gold: 1650
Platinum: 1800

STABmons
Bronze: 1200
Silver: 1300
Gold: 1400
Platinum: 1500

Well, too bad Marshadow is banned in STABmons but well, we can at least celebrate Mega Lopunny for it, as it's a good Marshadow replacement :^)