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1v1 (1v1) Bulky Choice Scarf Porygon-Z

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Porygon-Z @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 204 HP / 76 Def / 52 SpA / 176 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Trick
- Recover
- Tri Attack​

Porygon-Z is one of the best wallbreakers in the 1v1 metagame, with its Adaptability-boosted Hyper Beams blasting holes through the likes of Zeraora and Dracovish. This set in particular sacrifices some of its obscene power for the ability to survive hits from the faster attacks in the metagame, most notably Fake Out + Grassy Glide from Life Orb Rillaboom. Trick serves the purpose of punishing status moves from the likes of Chansey and Slowbro and used in conjunction with Recover to stall out moves such as Chansey's Seismic Toss. Tri Attack is another STAB move for dealing damage after using Trick against Pokemon that would otherwise KO Porygon-Z during Hyper Beam's recharge turn like Shell Smash Crustle and Porygon2. Porygon-Z struggles with Pokemon that can survive hits and KO back such as Sawk and Assault Vest Urshifu-R, which makes Pokemon such as Sylveon and Primarina good partners. Also, without any attacks to hit Ghost-types, Mandibuzz and Urshifu-S become good partners as well.
 
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Porygon-Z @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 204 HP / 76 Def / 52 SpA / 176 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Trick
- Recover
- Tri Attack​

Porygon-Z is easily (I had to remove this word because the character count by the time I finished the main bulk of the qc was >>this<<) one of the best wallbreakers in the 1v1 metagame, with its Adaptability-boosted Hyper Beams blasting holes through the likes of Zeraora and Dracovish. This set in particular sacrifices some of its obscene power for the ability to survive hits from the faster attacks of the metagame, most notably a Fake Out + Grassy Glide from Life Orb Rillaboom. Trick serves the purpose of punishing status moves from the likes of Chansey and Galarian Corsola Slowbro (corsola actually wins with spite and it's better to have something you beat reliably than a "non-X" imo) while used in conjunction with Recover to stall out moves such as Chansey's Seismic Toss. Tri Attack is a secondary STAB used for Pokemon that would a Hyper Beam while also helping out in beating Porygon2 with the combination of Trick + Tri Attack + Hyper Beam for dealing damage after using Trick against Pokemon that would otherwise KO you during Hyper Beam's recharge turn like Shell Smash Crustle and Porygon2 (there isn't actually much of anything that you're using Tri Attack for without using Trick first besides a handful of particular spreads that aren't really used that much). Porygon-Z struggles with Pokemon that can survive hits and KO back such as Crustle Sawk (crustle does threaten you, but only with band and not necessarily by immediately koing) and Assualt Vest Urshifu, which makes Pokemon such as Sylveon and Primarina good partners. Also, if you haven't already noticed, theres no move without any attacks to hit Ghost-types, with, making Mandibuzz and Urshifu-S become good partners as well.
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Porygon-Z @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 204 HP / 76 Def / 52 SpA / 176 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Trick
- Recover
- Tri Attack​

Porygon-Z is one of the best wallbreakers in the 1v1 metagame, with its Adaptability-boosted Hyper Beams blasting holes through the likes of Zeraora and Dracovish. This set in particular sacrifices some of its obscene power for the ability to survive hits from the faster attacks of the metagame, most notably a Fake Out + Grassy Glide from Life Orb Rillaboom. Trick serves the purpose of punishing status moves from the likes of Chansey and Slowbro while used in conjunction with Recover to stall out moves such as Chansey's Seismic Toss. Tri Attack is another secondary (I feel secondary may not be needed here as to me it seems like you are talking about a secondary typing but if it is something else then that is fine) STAB move for dealing damage after using Trick against Pokemon that would otherwise KO you it during Hyper Beam's recharge turn like Shell Smash Crustle and Porygon2. Porygon-Z struggles with Pokemon that can survive hits and KO back such as Sawk and Assualt Assault Vest Urshifu, which makes Pokemon such as Sylveon and Primarina good partners. Also, without any attacks to hit Ghost-types Mandibuzz and Urshifu-S become good partners as well.
 

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Porygon-Z @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 204 HP / 76 Def / 52 SpA / 176 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Trick
- Recover
- Tri Attack

Porygon-Z is one of the best wallbreakers in the 1v1 metagame, with its Adaptability-boosted Hyper Beams blasting holes through the likes of Zeraora and Dracovish. This set in particular sacrifices some of its obscene power for the ability to survive hits from the faster attacks of in the metagame, most notably a Fake Out + Grassy Glide from Life Orb Rillaboom. Trick serves the purpose of punishing status moves from the likes of Chansey and Slowbro while and used in conjunction with Recover to stall out moves such as Chansey's Seismic Toss. Tri Attack is another STAB move for dealing damage after using Trick against Pokemon that would otherwise KO it Porygon-Z during Hyper Beam's recharge turn like Shell Smash Crustle and Porygon2. Porygon-Z struggles with Pokemon that can survive hits and KO back such as Sawk and Assault Vest Urshifu (-S or -R?), which makes Pokemon such as Sylveon and Primarina good partners. Also, without any attacks to hit Ghost-types, (AC) Mandibuzz and Urshifu-S become good partners as well.
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