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There is no doubt that the Uber metagame is filled with very heavy hitters, and reachzero's team takes full advantage of this. This team is unique in that it focuses mostly on its lead, a Mixed Rayquaza. Through Rayquaza's immense power and access to ExtremeSpeed, reachzero seeks to gain momentum from the beginning of the battle by restricting the enemy's ability to set up entry hazards. Powerful and complementary sweepers make up the remainder of the team, to maintain the offensive momentum and to prevent the opponent from gaining the upper hand. Barring Scizor, the remaining Pokemon have at least 150 base points in an offensive stat.
Rayquaza is the star of the show and is the team's lead. By utilizing a combination of Fire Blast and ExtremeSpeed, Deoxys-S can only lay down one entry hazard and before it is forced to switch out. Draco Meteor leaves a gaping dent in Groudon leads, and can even OHKO sometimes. Groudon has to choose between hurting Rayquaza, which denies it a chance to set up Stealth Rock, or set up the entry hazard but leaving Rayquaza unscathed. If Groudon switches out, it has simulatenously failed to both hurt Rayquaza and set up Stealth Rock. Lead Mew and Dialga suffer similarly, although the latter has the option to OHKO Rayquaza with Draco Meteor or Dragon Pulse at the cost of laying down Stealth Rock. Rayquaza's Brick Break serves a few purposes – it tears down the Reflect and Light Screen crucial to a Baton Pass Mew team, as well as ensuring that Heatran and Blissey will not wall the monster.
Dialga is the second in command – it mimics Rayquaza's ridiculous power and wall breaking ability, while offering vastly different set of resistances and the ability to set up Stealth Rock. With its obscenely powerful Draco Meteor that is exactly as powerful as Rayquaza's, Dialga applies further pressure (no pun intended) to the enemy's insurance against Dragon-type attacks. Flamethrower complements Draco Meteor well, covering Steel types not named Heatran. Dialga's final offensive move, Outrage, allows it to 2HKO Blissey and Ho-Oh, and 3HKO even the bulkiest of Kyogre. Dialga's EV spread appears strange at first, but there is a surprising amount of Pokemon who have lower than 306 Speed, including Naive HP Fire Giratina-O. Despite the Hasty nature and having no investment whatsoever on the defensive side, Dialga's natural bulk and wide array of resistances more than make up for this setback. Together with Rayquaza, these two Pokemon make up reachzero's offensive core.
On the defensive side of things, Scizor provides reachzero with the ever so important Dragon-type resistance, as well as checking the likes of Mewtwo, Latios, and Latias, all of whom can otherwise pose a serious threat to reachzero's team . As it is his sole resistance to Dragon-type moves, reachzero opts for a very defensive spread to ensure that it will not be worn down quickly. With its role in mind, Roost is crucial to its survival. U-turn helps keep the team's offensive momentum and makes up for Scizor's lack of power. Bullet Punch is a must-have move on any Scizor due to its revenging utility – with this, Rayquaza's ExtremeSpeed, and Mewtwo's and Palkia's massive Speeds, reachzero builds a "wall of Speed" that can easily halt sweepers in their tracks. Finally, Scizor also has Superpower, severely denting Steel-type Pokemon such as Dialga and Heatran.
Choice Scarf Palkia is reachzero's check against Choiced Kyogre and Dragon Dance Rayquaza, as well as being an excellent revenger in general. Thunder is absent on this set as being locked into it in Ubers can lead to dire consequences, particularly Groudon and Garchomp coming in for free and setting up. Instead, Outrage is used so that reachzero can hurt Kyogre as well as OHKO Latios and Latias. Fire Blast and Surf allow it to be flexible in the two dominant weathers in the Uber metagame, sun and rain, respectively.
Groudon acts as both as a sweeper and supporter, spreading paralysis around via Thunder Wave and bringing forth the sunlight that powers up the team's many Fire-type attacks as well as overriding the omnipresent Drizzle. Groudon's excellent physical Defense proves useful in stopping Swords Dance Rayquaza and Lucario, as well as being a great safety net against physical attacks in general. Swords Dance allows Groudon to power up its attack and crush its enemies; it works very well with Thunder Wave as it reduces Groudon's general Speed disadvantage against many opponents.
After reachzero has charred, battered, and mostly disintegrated the foe with lethal assaults, Mewtwo utilizes its excellent Speed and coverage to blast apart the remains. Ice Beam and Aura Sphere both complement each other and provides the coverage needed to hit many Pokemon in the Uber metagame super effectively. Flamethrower appears to be an odd choice at first, but since Steel-type Pokemon such as Scizor and Jirachi enjoy switching into Mewtwo, reachzero can roast them by surprise and often remove the enemy's Dragon-type resistance. When things are bleak, Selfdestruct aids reachzero in taking out potential threats.
Despite the incredible power, speed, and defensive versatility that this team depics, there are a few Pokemon who can withstand them and pose a serious threat. A glaring weakness is Mewtwo with the moveset Taunt / Will-O-Wisp / Light Screen / Recover. Light Screen protects Mewtwo from the powerful special assaults reachzero's team can launch - even Dialga's and Rayquaza's Draco Meteors do less than 50%, individually. Furthermore, Pressure quickly drains the PP of many of the special attacks. Will-O-Wisp nullifies Groudon and Scizor as threats and slowly and painfully fries reachzero's team members alive. Ho-Oh's excellent Special Defense and absurdly powerful Sacred Fire can also cause serious issues to the team, and can often leave Mewtwo's Selfdestruct as reachzero's only hope to get rid of it. Finally, the team requires reachzero to be creative when handling Lugia, as it is bulky enough to withstand the most powerful attacks, outstall, and phaze away every one of his team members.
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