RMT Double Dragon

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Goodra @ Assault Vest
Ability: Sap Sipper
Level: 50
EVs: 204 HP / 188 Def / 76 SpA/ 36 SpD/4 Speed
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Flamethrower
- Sludge Bomb
- Ice Beam


it's strong, incredibly specially bulky and very good defensive typing seeing as the VGC17 metagame lacks physical Fairies and Ice types. It laughs at Alola-Ninetales Blizzards, at Tapu Koko's Dazzling Gleam and Fini's Moonblast, it walls Arcanine and Tapu Bulu for days and it's movepool makes it able to do hit everything for super effective damage.
Its moveset is to cover against threats, especially Pokemon with x4 weaknesses

Ice Beam is for Garchomp, Dragon Pulse does not ensure OHKOs and the presence of Misty Terrain means Dragon as an offensive typing is obsolete in this meta imo
Flamethrower is for Kartana
Sludge Bomb is for all the Tapu's and Alola-Ninetales
Thunderbolt is for Rain teams with Pelipper and Golduck

The EVs are an adjustment to a Dark_Psiana's Goodra, this Goodra was made with one thing in mind: Wide coverage that can OHKO things with 4x weaknesses that are present in the meta, or hit frailer ones with 2x weakness so that they still OHKO while still retaining bulk against all the dangerous special attackers in the meta:

252 Atk Kartana Smart Strike vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 81-96 (42.4 - 50.2%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO
252 Atk Garchomp Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 162-192 (84.8 - 100.5%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
252 Atk Garchomp Dragon Claw vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 146-174 (76.4 - 91%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Liquidation vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 56-66 (29.3 - 34.5%) -- 9.5% chance to 3HKO
252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 53-63 (27.7 - 32.9%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
180 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 85-102 (44.5 - 53.4%) -- 28.1% chance to 2HKO
252+ Atk Mimikyu Play Rough vs. 204 HP / 188 Def Goodra: 140-168 (73.2 - 87.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Special Defense:

252+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 55-65 (28.7 - 34%) -- 0.4% chance to 3HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Lele Dazzling Gleam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 62-73 (32.4 - 38.2%) -- 87.8% chance to 3HKO
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 84-98 (43.9 - 51.3%) -- 6.3% chance to 2HKO
84 SpA Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 54-66 (28.2 - 34.5%) -- 0.7% chance to 3HKO
252+ SpA Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 62-74 (32.4 - 38.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage
252 SpA Ninetales-Alola Blizzard vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 48-56 (25.1 - 29.3%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after hail damage
156+ SpA Porygon2 Ice Beam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 44-52 (23 - 27.2%) -- 30.3% chance to 4HKO
252+ SpA Adaptability Porygon-Z Breakneck Blitz (200 BP) vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 118-140 (61.7 - 73.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Torkoal Eruption (150 BP) vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra in Sun: 27-32 (14.1 - 16.7%) -- possible 6HKO
252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra in Rain: 49-58 (25.6 - 30.3%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
252+ SpA Golduck Ice Beam vs. 204 HP / 36 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 44-52 (23 - 27.2%) -- 30.3% chance to 4HKO



Garchomp @ Groundium Z
Ability: Rough Skin
Level: 50
EVs: 188 HP / 236 Atk/ 4 Def/44 SpD/36 Speed
Adamant Nature
- Protect
- Fire Fang
- Poison Jab
- Earthquake


Garchomp has always been a very good member of my VGC17 teams, honestly I forgot what the EVs were for... but I did some calcs to see what they could've been for, I focused more on bulk rather than sweeping because whatever outspeeds it in the VGC17 meta usually can outspeed and hit it hard anyway so even with maximum speed it would be in vain (eg Ice Beam Pheramosa, Hidden Power Ice Koko, Alola Ninetales...)
Fire Fang for Kartana and Celesteela
Poison Jab for Fairies like Fini, Lele and Bulu
Earthquake because it's a staple on Garchomp
Protect for protection and scouting


  • 252+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 188 HP / 44 SpD Garchomp: 177-208 (85.5 - 100.4%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252+ SpA Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. 188 HP / 44 SpD Garchomp: 156-186 (75.3 - 89.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252 SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 188 HP / 44 SpD Garchomp: 176-210 (85 - 101.4%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO



Arcanine @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 12 Def/ 4 SpA/92 SpD/156 Speed
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Protect
- Flamethrower
- Snarl
- Will O Wisp

I felt I needed some defense on my team so I went with a disruptive support Arcanine.
156 EVs and a Timid nature mean I outspeed max speed Modest Tapu Lele meaning I can Snarl before it making it weaker

Protect for protection and stall, Flamethrower for some kind of power
Snarl for lowering special attack adding now bulk to my team and Will O Wisp to cover physical attacks like Muk, Celesteela and if I get a good prediction, Garchomp





Tapu Lele @ Life Orb
Ability: Psychic Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 12 Def /244 SpA/ 4 SpD/4 Speed
Modest
IVs: 0 Atk
- Protect
- Psychic
- Dazzling Gleam
- Thunderbolt

Focuses more on bulk but otherwise standard moveset. I might need to change the EVs

252+ Atk Mimikyu Shadow Claw vs. 244 HP / 12 Def Tapu Lele: 128-152 (72.7 - 86.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Muk Poison Jab vs. 244 HP / 12 Def Tapu Lele: 162-192 (92 - 109%) -- 50% chance to OHKO

If I factor in Intimidate which Lele usually partners with it really patches up it's poor defense






Mandibuzz @ Psychic Seed
Ability: Overcoat
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 12 Def / 228 SpD / 12 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Foul Play
- Tailwind
- Roost
- Taunt

Bulky support Mandibuzz.

Foul Play is for Snorlax, Psyche Up Mimikyu, Kartana, Garchomp etc
Tailwind for speed support
Roost for longevity
Taunt to stop Trick Room Porygon2




Kartana @ Focus Sash
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Smart Strike
- Protect


I really enjoy this Kartana set, I think the first 3 moves are the best offensive moves for it at the moment since Alola Marowak is almost non-existent in the meta now, both STABs usually OHKO Pokemon like Tapu Fini, Tapu Lele and even Gigalith