Pokémon Matchmaking: SM NU Edition (Current Pokémon: Zangoose)

Martin

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#26

Delphox @ Grassium Z
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Fire Blast
- Grass Knot
- Psychic / Psyshock / Dazzling Gleam

CM+Grassium Z 'Phox is capable of luring+consistently eliminating stuff like Slowking and Vaporeon to allow for Omastar to not have them sitting in the way of a sweep. It also creates setup opportunities for Omastar off of stuff like Sneasel traps and whatnot. Rlly fun core imo.
 
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#27


Whimsicott @ Life Orb
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Energy Ball
- Moonblast
- Psychic
- Memento

Whimsicott helps to deal with fat water types that can deal with Omastar and has Memento support for possibly open up a door for Omastar Shell Smashing. Similarly to how Barbaracle + Whimsicott worked, it can also make revenge killers like Houndoom, Emboar and Sneasel stay locked on a move that Omastar can set up on (Fire Blast from Houndoom, Flare Blitz from Emboar and Icicle Crash from Sneasel)
 

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#33
Viriz: ii
Phox: ii
Plume: ii
Whims: i
Sigi: i

Three-way tie for first, but bc im the host im gonna be nice and let other two 2-vote people win without me. Grats ceal and Yoshizilla315

Round 4: Defensive Slowbro


Slowbro @ Colbur Berry
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Scald
- Psyshock
- Slack Off
- Toxic / Calm Mind
 
#34


Audino-Mega @ Audinite
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 56 SpA / 172 SpD / 28 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Fire Blast
- Dazzling Gleam
- Wish
- Protect

*ThiccTornadus's set that he posted in VotW

Mega-Audino is an amazing partner for Slowbro because it can check a lot of Pokemon that give trouble to Slowbro such as Vikavolt, Vanilluxe, Guzzlord and Whimsicott and also covers Slowbro's Ghost and Dark weaknesses, while Slowbro can check Pokemon such as Toxicroak and Klinklang for Audino. They also form a really annoying Regenerator core before Audino mega evolves, which is pretty nice because they don't need to click Slack Off/Wish that often.

The core is kinda weak to status, but you can opt to use Heal Bell > Fire Blast to help with it if u don't mind not having a fast way of getting rid of Whimsicott and Vikavolt. Another option is to use Knock Off, which can be helpful for the core to weaken some Pokemon like Whimsicott and Guzzlord removing their item or pressuring more defensive Pokemon such as Seismitoad and Vaporeon removing their Leftovers.
 

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#35
Extending week


Guzzlord @ Choice Specs
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 196 SpD / 60 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Dark Pulse
- Draco Meteor
- Fire Blast
- Sludge Bomb

Guzzlord forms a fearsome defensive core with Slowbro. It is able to cover a number of major threats to Slowbro such as Rotom-C, Sceptile, Vileplume, Grass Knot Delphox (especially Grassium) and Houndoom extremely well with its solid bulk and good defensive typing, and it also appreciate’s Slowbro’s ability to shut down major threats like Hitmonlee as well as its ability to win a a Calm Mind war versus Mega Audino.
 
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#36

Cryogonal @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 104 SpD / 156 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Freeze-Dry
- Toxic / Knock Off
- Rapid Spin
- Recover

Cryogonal's titanic special bulk makes it an excellant complement for Slowbro, as it can repeatedly switch in on Special Wallbreakers such as Whimsicott, Vikavolt, and Vanilluxe that cause the Bro issues. In return, Bro covers for the snowflake's terrible phys.def, checking fighting types, fire types, and Sneasel, to an extent.
 
#37


Slowking @ Leftovers / Colbur Berry
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Psyshock
- Calm Mind
- Slack Off

the idea is simple
bro for physical, king for special
nice regen core
absolutely no way this can go wrong
 

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#38


Togedemaru @ Leftovers
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpD / 8 Spe
Careful Nature
- Zing Zap
- Wish
- Spiky Shield
- U-turn

Togedemaru is able to come in fairly well on Grass or Electric types such as Rotom-Mow, Whimsicott and Vikavolt and gain momentum with U-turn. It's also able to pivot in on Wild Charges from Choice locked Emboar whilst Slowbro can take the other Fire or Fighting type attacks.
 

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#43
I win i guess. Also giving Mega Audino the second win by host’s choice, so grats Askov

Round 5: Xatu

Xatu @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Spe
Bold Nature
- Psychic
- U-turn
- Roost
- Grass Knot

Go nuts.
 
#44

Audino @ Audinite
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
- Dazzling Gleem
- Fire Blast
- Wish
- Protect

Audino-Mega can switch into any dark or ghost mon in the meta and freely wish off damage and provides extra support to xatu because of wish being able to heal xatu on a offensive switch.
 
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#45


Hariyama @ Assault Vest
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Spe / 252 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Knock Off
- Bullet Punch
- Fake Out

Hariyama can handle some Pokemon that can force Xatu out like Vanilluxe, Mismagius, Houndoom and Sneasel, while Xatu can keep away (Toxic) Spikes from the field and don't let Pokemon like Garbodor and Qwilfish set up hazards on free turns that they might get against Hariyama.
 
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Dont have a sprite bcz im on mobile...

Hitmontop (M) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Mach Punch
- Fake Out
- Close Combat
-Bullet Punch
Hitmontop can sponge special hits for xatu that come from Vanilluxe, Houndoom, and Most other special attackers that give Xatu trouble. It can also take any hit from Sneasel and in return hit it with Mach Punch (same thing with vanilluxe but with Bullet Punch.) And Hitmontop doesnt need to run rapid spin as long as Xatu does its job with Magic Bounce. Also, with intimidate, Hitmontop can stop most phy attackers dead in their tracks.

Calcs:
252+ SpA Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Hitmontop: 108-127 (35.6 - 41.9%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage

-1 252 Atk Choice Band Sneasel Icicle Crash vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Hitmontop: 117-138 (38.6 - 45.5%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

252 SpA Houndoom Dark Pulse vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Hitmontop: 36-42 (11.8 - 13.8%) -- possible 8HKO

-1 252 Atk Sneasel Icicle Crash vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Hitmontop: 78-93 (25.7 - 30.6%) -- guaranteed 4HKO (with evolite.)

252 SpA Mismagius Never-Ending Nightmare (160 BP) vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Hitmontop: 138-163 (45.5 - 53.7%) -- 41.8% chance to 2HKO
 
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Martin

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#47
Uh yeah I'm not gonna do a winner for this round or anything like that; just gonna move it on because I don't particularly want to do a vote out of three and don't rlly wanna sub to this round. Anyway hiatus is over as USUM's been out for a while.

New mon:


Zangoose @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Immunity
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Belly Drum
- Quick Attack
- Knock Off
- Close Combat

This has very quickly rose to dominance, so show me what partners work best with it!
 

Jord-e

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#48
Reserving Whimsicott


Whimsicott @ Life Orb
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Moonblast
- Giga Drain
- U-turn
- Memento

Whimsicott uses Memento or U-turn to give Zangoose a set up opportunity, it can also switch in to Fighting-types for Zangoose.
 
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#49
Sneasel;
Sneasel @ Choice Band
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Icicle Crash
- Ice Shard
- Pursuit


Trap ghosts like froslas, Rotom and Mismagius who ball down zangoose. Besides this the mon works exceptionally well at pressuring helmet mons and other pokemon that could chip down zangoose. If this was't enough Sneasel forces various utility pokemon such as Silvally in a hard spot.
 
#50
Golbat @ Eviolite
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Brave Bird
- Defog
- Roost
- Toxic


Golbat can tank a +2 Never-Ending Nightmare from Mismagius if kept healthy and can 2HKO it with Brave Bird. It can also easily switch-in to Fighting types and force a switch.