Tyranitar is a Pokemon that has proven to be valuable since he first came into the game. I was introduced to him in 4th generation where his sand was fierce and the most commonly used weather. In 5th generation we all know that Tyranitar is necessary more than just extremely viable because of the weather wars that were introduced with Drizzle and Drought being available in OU. I refer to Tyranitar as Mr. Inelastic, because now not only does he play his versatile and demanding roles on several teams, but he is needed to control the weather. With his sand stream comes the Pokemon that are extremely effected by sand. In DW OU there are more Pokemon available that abuse his Sand for bulk, doubling speed, evasion, or even just as solely a weather controller. Tyranitar's HP, Attack, Defense, Special Defense, Special Attack, move pool, ability, and Special Defense sand boost all make him very versatile. So in this thread I will point out sets that are standing out in DW OU. Base Stats HP: 100 Attack: 134 Defense: 110 Special Attack: 95 Special Defense: 100 Speed: 61 Mr.Inelastic (Tyranitar) (F) @ Chople Berry Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP / 104 Def / 152 SDef Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd) - Pursuit - Crunch / Fire Blast / Stone Edge - Stealth Rock - Ice Beam / Roar / Super Power Tyranitar is the rock on which many teams stand literrally. We all know his Sand in necessary for winning a weather war, however this set provides much more as you can see. First it provides the team with Stealth Rocks, which are nearly as Inelastic (The demand won't fall for this object no matter what state the meta-game is in) as Tyranitar on the majority of teams. It is so necessary because it breaks sturdy, multiscale, sashes, and may do from 6.25% damage to 50% damage on various threats. With Chandelure running about in the meta-game Pursuit on Tyranitar is a must instead of a pleasure. Crunch is always a great stab that deals enough damage to break the average substitute. Without many Scizor right now in the meta, because Genesect is so much more popular, Tyranitar can add to his coverage by having the move Ice Beam for the various dragons that are still commonly used. Tyranitar's over all bulk allows each move to be very effective. Roar is a personal favorite of mine which roars out sweepers that your team just might not want to handle at maximum HP. This allows you to use SR and watch the opponent set up their potential sweeper only to be roared out. When in doubt use roar. Tyranitar is a Pokemon people will attempt to set up on constantly so why not? Don't think about dragon tail because SR+ Roar does damage and phases out substitute Pokemon. Super Power is the last slash, because it serves a purpose to dent many teams and can do major damage to Terrakion, Tyranitar, and Excadrill on the switch or if they choose to set up. (Tyranitar) (F) @ Choice Scarf/Choice Band Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Pursuit - Crunch - Stone Edge - Superpower Choice Scarf Tyranitar might not be the first pick for many people, but its still viable in DW OU just because of the surprise factor. Its not as effective as it is in BW OU currently, but still does his job in most cases. I've seen a few Choice Scarf Tyranitars, which means regardless of all the power whores in the meta-game he is still useful to many people. A mixed Scarf tyranitar with either Fire Blast or Ice Beam in Pursuits place is always an option for more coverage with Hasty/Naive Nature Tyranitar. Tyranitar (F) @ Chople Berry Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SDef Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd) - Crunch - Fire Blast / Stealth Rock - Ice Beam - Thunder Wave This Tyranitar set is often unexpected and hated by most. Tyranitar is slow but the odds are if the opponents speed is 1/6 of what it is and their chances of being mobile are crippled then he's extremely fast. This set provides him with bulk and coverage, which is all Tyranitar needs to make a huge dent in a team. If your team needs rocks of course this set can do that while still crippling the speed of extremely fast Pokemon that think they can handle a simple lead Tyranitar. Tyranitar in this meta-game needs to either serve one purpose or be diverse and this is great coverage and has great utility on a team. Counters/Checks Tyranitar has an enormous amount of Checks, but fewer completely counters. For example: Plenty of Pokemon can OHKO Tyranitar, but not every check can switch into Tyranitar without fearing a base 95 super effective attack or base 134 Crunch/Super Power. Counters: Terrakion, Conkeldurr, Heatran, Bulky Breloom, Bulky Waters, and Hippowdon. They all have the potential to switch in on Tyranitar and nearly OHKO him even with Chople Berry. Everyone knows that Tyranitar isn't hard to check at all, but at the same time he's still a great Pokemon, because of what he adds to the team. Checks: Fighting types, Ground types, Steel types, and powerful Grass types. Although this is true Tyranitar still has the capability to roar a team around and cripple the opponents team with Thunder Wave so he can still be hard to deal with for those reasons and his massive bulk. I tried to gather all of the most viable Tyranitar sets with standard spreads, however lets be cognizant or aware at the fact that Tyranitar has a large amount of sets and variations. Many people can still run custom spreads and sets such as Sub, Dragon Dance, or Defensive Tyranitar. The goal for this discussion thread is to collect Tyranitar's most viable sets and best ev spreads. Please don't ridicule the ev spreads I have posted or that anyone else has posted. Tyranitar can literrally do whatever he wants and still fulfill the purpose he has on anyone's team. He is one of the most diverse Pokemon in the game. So discuss about all of his best sets or personal sets that are nearly always effective in DW OU.