Hey guys! The TaBuu here with my first RMT. Since it is my first time, excuse any errors that I make and kindly point it out in the comments section below ^^. Why Kyurem? To be honest, I justed wanted to make an RMT around some underrated Pokemon out there and it was tough. But I'm involved in this amazing group known as SCO (Smogon Creators Organization) and I was able to select Kyurem. Why not Kyurem-B you ask? Well Kyurem gets a higher SpA stat by a margin and also has a stronger Blizzard it can spam. All in all, this was a tough challenge but I'm satisfied with the results. Plus. Kyurem just looks cooler. How does this Team function? There are several key factors with this team and several goals that must be accomplished in order for a win to be secured: Keep Hail Up Remove Steel Types No Stealth Rocks Blow Open Holes Kyurem Sweep It's a little difficult at times but if you remember these key factors during the battle and implement it into your battle strategy, a win is sure to come by! Team Overview Please! ********************************************** B-B-Break it Down! TheTaBuu (Kyurem) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Pressure EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Blizzard - Draco Meteor - Earth Power or Focus Blast - Dragon Pulse or Focus Blast Here it is! The star of the team, Scarfed Kyurem. Anyways, it's pretty self explanatory. Blizzard is the key move in the set, as it is Kyurem's only serious cleaning option. It can sweep, damage, freeze unlucky opponents, has STAB and cures cancer. Abuse it. No stat drops, perfect accuracy in Hail, STAB and high base power make for a great late-game sweep move. Draco Meteor is rarely used but it is great for simply punching things a little harder than Blizzard can. Earth Power is sadly, not all that great. It's weak and it annoys me when it cannot kill Volcarona. Focus Blast becomes a viable alternative ; however, be ready to receive some unlucky misses thanks to its low accuracy. Dragon Pulse is the last move and just like Earth Power, it isn't all too powerful. However thanks to STAB, it is a better alternative sweep move compared to Earth Power. Regardless of these shortcomings, Kyurem has been able to net me so many wins! Since Kyurem can outspeed the entire unboosted metagame, if there remaining Scarfer cannot touch me, Kyurem wins! Kyurem is seriously a threat late-game as it can clean quite well with Blizzard. Frosty (Abomasnow) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Snow Warning EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spd Adamant Nature - Ice Shard - Wood Hammer - Protect - Leech Seed All Hail the Hail Inducer, Abomasnow! This set earns its merit over Expert Belted Mix Abomasnow because of Leech Seed. With Leech Seed it allows me to wear down opposing Ninetales and weather starters, and also it can allow my other teammates to negate the Hail damage. Once again, this is a standard set so not much can be said. Wood Hammer can be replaced with Earthquake at the price of losing out on the ability to smash Politoed and bulky Water-Types. Earthquake has its merit of crippling a Ninetales switch-in but the price of losing STAB Wood Hammer isn't really worth it. Ice Shard is a great move, as it can spell W-I-N against things such as weakened Scarfed Garchomps. Protect is great for racking damage and scouting what the opponent will do. iZone (Magnezone) @ Choice Specs Trait: Magnet Pull EVs: 84 Spd / 172 HP / 252 SAtk Modest Nature IVs: 0 Atk / 30 SAtk / 30 Spd - Volt Switch - Hidden Power [Fire] - Flash Cannon - Thunderbolt 100 Gigabytes of pure fun. This thing can seriously shock up some teams with its electrifying STAB. It's an absolute turn on! *Stupid Jokes end here*. Magnezone is a crucial member for the team. It is the only Steel Type Pokemon and the only real Steel Type Killer of the team as well. This team revolves hugely around the absence of opposing Steel Type Pokemon as they can pose a threat to the team. Magnezone is also a great pressure Pokemon as it is always forcing the opponents to carefully use and quickly withdraw their Steel Type Pokemon. Magnezone is also a great match-up against Politoed because an OHKO is everywhere with Specs, STAB Thunderbolt. Volt Switch and Thunderbolt are similar in typing but function differently. Volt Switch attempts to damage and gain momentum. Thunderbolt should only be used to seriously cripple or outright KO something. Hidden Power Fire is a must as it is the only option for KOing Steel Types. Flash Cannon is STAB and allows Magenzone to hack through various Pokemon such as Mamoswine. F_ckHazard (Tentacruel) @ Black Sludge Trait: Rain Dish EVs: 252 HP / 236 Def / 20 Spd Bold Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Rapid Spin - Toxic - Scald - Protect This thing is so hideous that opposing Pokemon can't even set-up their hazards. I mean just look at it! Honestly speaking though, Tentacruel finds itself in a shaky position. Tentacruel isn't useless but never really finds itself in the MVP position much. A good majority of the team, I find myself not even touching Rapid Spin on Tentacruel. The pressure from Kyurem, Magnezone and Latios is usually more than enough to prevent Stealth Rocks and Spikes from being set down. Ironically, Tentacruel finds itself just tanking Fighting Type moves and sitting there until something dangerous walks in. Tentacruel is my most dispensable here, and I'm wondering if Starmie will be a better alternative. Regarding the set, it's really standard. It's a bit more Stall Oriented with Toxic and Protect but whatever. Other than tanking Close Combats, absorbing Toxic Spikes and occasionally spinning itself in circles, it does nothing else really... Trash You (Latios) (M) @ Choice Specs Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Draco Meteor - Surf - Psyshock - Trick Kyurem may be the center and star of the team, but Specs Latios is the motherf_cking MVP of this entire team. Specs Draco is a huge threat to any Pokemon. With weakened Steels or none at all, the opposing team will lose something guarenteed. Draco Meteor is a great option to use against opposing weathers as it can either KO the inducer or one of its abusers. Rarely do I ever click anything else. TBH, if you're a bit ballsy, go on Pokemon Showdown and just have Draco Meteor in a slot. Surf, Psyshock and Trick might be used once every 15 years but the hell with it. LOL, I'm so sorry for this little description but in all honesty, Specs Latios doesn't require any explanations. Just remember that Magnezone is Latios' best friend. And no. Latias is not a viable alternative at all. Survivor (Landorus-Therian) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Intimidate EVs: 200 HP / 64 Atk / 244 Def Adamant Nature - Stealth Rock - U-turn - Earthquake - Superpower Eye of the Tiggggeeeeerrrrrrr....and that is how Landy-T got his name. Landorus-T has to be one of my favorite Pokemons. It's strong, bulky and has utility. Stealth Rock is important because it can stop certain threats to my team such as Volcarona and Dragonite. U-Turn is for momentum and scouting purposes. Earthquake will nail anything that doesn't fly or float while Superpower will kill a lot of things except for Casper and friends. Landorus-T is also my answer to Terrakion a serious problem to any member on my team ... except for Latios maybe. Once again, this is a very standard set and therefore is self-explanatory. However one word of advice. If Landorus-T cannot KO the opposing threat it's probably in your best interest not to risk losing Landorus-T. Without Landorus-T this team will seriously crumble faster than the Twin Towers and you can pretty much kiss any chance of winning Good-Bye. Landorus-T is the glue of the team so its important to preserve him...I mean, his name is Survivor. What Threatens this Team? To be honest, I'm not that great at identifying threats LOL. This is where you guys will come in to help me! Please look through this team, maybe test it and make sure to identify key threats, so this team can grow and become better! Shout-Outs! My favorite group, SCO! I love all you guys, and I know I couldn't have made this without your support! Gary 2346, for giving advice on how to use Kyurem correctly. This man's like my older brother and he seriously knows how to battle. Halcyon of Light, for battling my team and just being a pal! Don Honchkrorleone. This guy is just so funny, has the best accent and actually gave me some viable inputs for the team. Thanks! FalseSense, for leading out such a great group! You guys, for taking the time to read this and rate my first RMT ever! Import/Export Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide TheTaBuu (Kyurem) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Pressure EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Blizzard - Draco Meteor - Earth Power - Dragon Pulse Frosty (Abomasnow) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Snow Warning EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spd Adamant Nature - Ice Shard - Wood Hammer - Protect - Leech Seed iZone (Magnezone) @ Choice Specs Trait: Magnet Pull EVs: 84 Spd / 172 HP / 252 SAtk Modest Nature IVs: 0 Atk / 30 SAtk / 30 Spd - Volt Switch - Hidden Power [Fire] - Flash Cannon - Thunderbolt F_ckHazard (Tentacruel) @ Black Sludge Trait: Rain Dish EVs: 252 HP / 236 Def / 20 Spd Bold Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Rapid Spin - Toxic - Scald - Protect Survivor (Landorus-Therian) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Intimidate EVs: 200 HP / 64 Atk / 244 Def Adamant Nature - Stealth Rock - U-turn - Earthquake - Superpower Trash You (Latios) (M) @ Choice Specs Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Draco Meteor - Surf - Psyshock - Trick Make sure to Rate, Comment and Luv Disk it if you liked it!