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1v1 Sample Teams


AMERICA HECK YEAH!
By linux user
:ss/tapu bulu: :ss/aggron: :ss/hydreigon:
IN GOD WE TRUST (Tapu Bulu) @ Grassy Seed
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 240 HP / 12 Atk / 200 Def / 56 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dazzling Gleam
- Horn Leech
- Disable
- Taunt

LIBERTY BELL (Aggron) @ Choice Band
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Head Smash
- Heavy Slam
- Avalanche
- Rock Blast

MOUNT RUSHMORE (Hydreigon) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 136 SpA / 120 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Dark Pulse
- Flamethrower
- Snarl / Echoed Voice
Tapu Bulu might seem like a worse Rillaboom, but it has an even higher attack stat and much higher physical bulk, letting it live even 4x hits from strong Choice Band users like Urshifu and Haxorus. Being a fairy type is really nice for beating Zygarde and Regidrago consistently, as well as Kommo-o, Zarude, and some random Buzzwole and Pheromosa sets. Horn Leech is used to better beat Sawk and Glastrier, Taunt beats a lot of stall and more reliably beats Zygarde, and Disable helps out against opposing Aggron, Disable Spectrier, and Haxorus. It's eved for Adamant Band Urshifu Poison Jab and Aggron Heavy Slam (they're basically the same benchmark) while maximizing total bulk. It outspeeds Aggron, and the rest is in Attack.

Aggron has sort of fallen off, but thanks to great options like Rock Blast and Avalanche still has a niche in the current metagame. Sturdy is obviously a really good ability thanks to its near-guarantee that Aggron will be able to attack. It's incredibly strong, beating basically all Fairy-types except Water/Fairies such as Tapu Fini, which Tapu Bulu takes care of. Head Smash and Heavy Slam are incredibly strong STAB moves, and Choice Band increases their power even further. Avalanche hits Haban/AV Zygarde, Lando-T, and Galarian Zapdos, and some Garchomp sets. Rock Blast beats Zapdos and Crustle mostly. It's EVed for max Attack and the rest is in speed. Bulk doesn't help with much. Aggron deals with Fire-, Ice-, and Flying-types which Tapu Bulu doesn't like, while in turn, Tapu Bulu removes Ground-, Fighting-, and Water-types.

Specs Hydreigon (thanks hctc) helps to patch up a bunch of holes in this team. Bulu and Aggron struggle to beat most Steel-types and Wisp users, but thanks to a lot of coverage, good bulk, and good damage, it notably beats Celesteela, Metagross, Ferrothorn, Heatran, and Magnezone. It also helps out against Volcanion, Necrozma, Cresselia, Disable-less Spectrier, and also has decent odds in the Disable-less Bulu mirror. It also helps out against Band Haxorus, Kommo-o, and some Zygarde. Draco Meteor and Dark Pulse are obvious strong STAB moves, while Snarl helps against Sub Pult, Aegislash, and Carracosta. Flamethrower is vital coverage which hits a bunch of steel types. It tanks two max SpA Magnezone Flash Cannons, has max speed to outspeed Haxorus and speedtie opposing Hydreigon (lol), and the rest is in SpA. Echoed Voice is listed as a slash option to improve the Entei matchup somewhat

Raindrops over burnt Earth
By fruan
:ss/tapu fini: :ss/zeraora: :ss/landorus:
Morning dew (Tapu Fini) @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 244 HP / 56 Def / 208 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Iron Defense
- Taunt
- Draining Kiss

Echoes of thunder (Zeraora) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 12 HP / 224 Atk / 216 SpD / 56 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Plasma Fists
- Knock Off
- Iron Tail
- Outrage

Seasons past (Landorus) (M) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 HP / 72 Def / 208 SpA / 224 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Earth Power
- Sludge Wave
- Focus Blast
- Psychic
Tapu Fini: With dual setup and lefties + dkiss Tapu Fini covers almost every pokemon that isn't electric, grass, steel, or poison. It also serves as the team's stallbreaker, foregoing surf at very little cost and still being able to check fire types such as Entei and Heatran without it.
Fini vs Heatran https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen81v1-1472439454

Zeraora: AV Zeraora helps glue the team together taking care of fast poison types that threaten Tapu Fini, non-grounded steels that Landorus might struggle with such as Celesteela as well as covering most of the fairies and the special attacking dragons.

Landorus: While not as versatile as its therian twin, lando-i makes much better use of the unique coverage they get, covering grasses and opposing electrics that its partners can't handle. Choice specs + sheer force allow Landorus to ohko frail non resists such as haxorus and Whimsicott through Kebia Berry. The defense invest is there to reliably check all Dracozolt as well as living life orb fake out into glide from Rillaboom.

FerroFairy with Smack Down Lando
By Here Comes Team Charm!
:ss/ferrothorn::ss/sylveon::ss/landorus-therian:
El Dorado (Ferrothorn) @ Chople Berry
Ability: Iron Barbs
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Body Press
- Iron Defense
- Leech Seed

San Francisco (Sylveon) @ Custap Berry
Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 252 HP / 160 Def / 80 SpA / 16 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Hyper Voice
- Fake Tears
- Endure

Timbuktu (Landorus-Therian) (M) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 168 HP / 116 Atk / 120 SpD / 104 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Knock Off
- Smack Down
Custap Sylveon + AV Landorus-Therian is a solid core, and Ferrothorn is a great anti-meta pokemon right now.

This Ferrothorn runs min speed, with Gyro Ball over Power Whip. This is necessary in the Choice Band Sawk matchup, where Gyro Ball kills a -1 Sawk while Power Whip doesn't. It also helps against Sylveon, 2hkoing essentially all sets. Chople + Iron Defense + Body Press let Ferrothorn act as a blanket answer to dangerous physical mons, beating threats like Aggron, Rillaboom, Avalugg, and Dracovish. Leech Seed and ID Press gives it the edge in many stall matchups against Pokemon like Chansey and Registeel. Gyro Ball also 3hkos Trick Fini, in spite of the speed boost granted by scarf. It also walls gimmick pokemon like Venusaur, Whimsicott, and toxic stallers through typing alone.

Sylveon still does sylveon things: it endures on dangerous wallbreakers like band Galarian Darmanitan, beats stall with Fake Tears spam, and defeats most of the bulky waters that Ferrothorn would normally need Power Whip for. It also hard counters dragapult and kyurem, two annoyingly versatile pokemon that often force a lot of setguessing. Just like ferrothorn, it hard counters zygarde, giving the team an amazing matchup against this common and powerful pokemon. The defense evs are for band LandoT, while the special defense lets Sylveon survive a single Prismatic Laser from max special attack Necrozma.

AV Landorus-Therian is great glue, beating things like Choice Band Unnerve Haxorus, Naganadel, and Trick Cresselia, as well as Fire- or Steel-types like Heatran, Arcanine, and Aegislash. It also beats all Volcanion spreads with Knock Off into Earthquake. Smack Down is mostly for Celesteela but also puts in work vs Zapdos, Volcarona, and Togekiss, as well as some Corviknight sets. Lastly it serves as a Spectrier answer with Knock Off.

The remaining tough matchups are mostly random mons with fire coverage. Fire Punch Aggron and Fire Punch Sawk are both rolls in Ferrothorn's favor, and Mystical Fire Yawn Sylveon can be similarly annoying. Even so, the Genesect ban has caused many of these Pokemon to abandon their fire-type moves in favor of other coverage. Opposing ferrothorn will probably not be min speed, giving them an advantage. ID corviknight is sometimes seen on ladder and can be annoying as well. Corsola-Galar and Suicune are also rough, but aren't commonly seen. Lastly, fast Stall Arcanine is a 3-0, though nowadays most run Assault Vest.

Dragon Fish Steel
By Rosa
:ss/metagross::ss/regidrago::ss/Jellicent:
Metagross @ Assault Vest
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 216 HP / 252 Atk / 40 Def
Adamant Nature
- Meteor Mash
- Bullet Punch
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch

Regidrago @ Haban Berry
Ability: Dragon's Maw
EVs: 8 HP / 220 Def / 68 SpA / 116 SpD / 96 Spe
Rash Nature
- Dragon Energy
- Draco Meteor
- Scale Shot
- Outrage / Breaking Swipe

Jellicent @ Maranga Berry
Ability: Cursed Body
EVs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 80 SpD / 96 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Taunt
- Recover
- Strength Sap
- Night Shade
Metagross: Metagross does just about everything you'd expect it to, being a reliable fairy smacker with great stats and solid coverage.
- The Attack is maxed out to give Metagross as reliable of a chance at 2HKOing Haxorus with Ice Punch into Bullet Punch as possible.
- The special bulk allows Metagross to survive hits even as strong as Modest Choice Specs Fire Blast from Naganadel. Technically, you only need 136 EVs in HP for this; the extra HP is explained below.
- The physical bulk is to give Metagross a 6.3% roll to survive Adamant Choice Band Earthquake from Haxorus. Unfortunately, even if you use just the 136 HP and put the leftovers into Defense, you still only get a 6.3% roll at best, so I figured it best to put the remaining EVs into HP and balance them out with the Defense to squeeze out the most added special bulk you can get while still preserving the 6.3% roll.

Regidrago: Regidrago is Regidrago, doing its usual thing in beating just about every non-Fairy/Steel out there.
- The SpA alongside the Rash nature are used to 2HKO the predominant Assault Vest Urshifu spread with Draco Meteor followed by Outrage.
- The Speed outpaces base 100 Pokemon (namely Entei) after using Scale Shot.
- The bulk is carefully calculated to provide Regidrago the best odds of surviving 2 Wicked Blow/Close Combat from Assault Vest Urshifu as well as Modest Choice Specs Draco Meteor from Dragapult, as well as Prismatic Laser from non-boosted Necrozma.
- Breaking Swipe is an alternative move over Outrage, namely being useful for cutting the Atk of opponents who might otherwise KO you like Avalugg and Shell Smash Crustle.

Jellicent: Jellicent is a bit of a unique threat, having a very bulky stat spread, as well as an excellent movepool for stalling that also allows it to deal with most other stallers.
- The physical bulk allows Jellicent to survive a Choice Band Earthquake from Darmanitan-Galar.
- The special bulk allows Jellicent to survive a Choice Specs Prismatic Laser from Necrozma.
- The Speed is leftovers that help Jellicent in outspeeding the various other base 60 Pokemon that are in the metagame.

Overall, the team was designed with mainstream use in mind, ie ladder and roomtours. A lot of the awkward matchups that this team faces are generally issues that stem from not knowing the opponent's sets, but in ladder and roomtours, these naturally become less of an issue, as you often face the same opponents multiple times over the course of a single session. Furthermore, some threats to the team like Moltres-Galar, Tapu Koko, Babiri Whimsicott, and etc, can be dealt with through small tweaks to the team, whether it be through adding Power-up Punch to Metagross, giving Regidrago Assault Vest, giving Jellicent Mental Herb, or however else you need to handle an annoying threat, you can do so subtly without drastically changing the team or making it obvious that you changed anything at all. Other than that, the biggest nuisances to the team are going to be picking against Darmanitan-Galar, Urshifu-Single, Necrozma, Kartana, and Ferrothorn, as these are all prominent threats that the team only really has one good answer to for each.


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Red Darm FWG
Darmanitan @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Trick

Primarina @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 244 HP / 112 Def / 136 SpA / 16 Spe
Modest Nature
- Energy Ball
- Sparkling Aria
- Moonblast
- Aqua Jet

Rillaboom @ Leftovers
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 240 HP / 56 Def / 180 SpD / 32 Spe
Impish Nature
- Protect
- Substitute
- Leech Seed
- Drum Beating
This is an incredibly simple Fire Water Grass core. Darmanitan provides a much needed strong and fast answer to threats such as Band Darm-G, Corviknight, and Whimsicoot. Primarina beats Waters and Fires that threaten its teammates. Weakness Policy is a measure to prevent Goodra from beating all three mos. Rillaboom beats annoying mons like Zeraora, Milotic, and makes Band Crustle less scary. It's not perfect but it's a tried and tested core with some of the better mons at filling the roles.
FWG Core - By zio :darmanitan: :primarina: :rillaboom:
Silvally Poison Lure - By Le Creme Brule :silvally-poison: :mandibuzz: :primarina:
The Lazzle Dazzle - By LRXC :Salazzle: :Haxorus: :Gastrodon:
AV Urshifu + LO Victini - By STABLE :urshifu: :victini: :sylveon:
The Thugg, The Plugg, and The Bugg - By LRXC :Avalugg: :Regieleki: :Volcarona:
Double Steel + Prim - By zio :ferrothorn: :primarina: :aggron:
Simple FWG - By pqs :Heatran: :Primarina: :rillaboom:
The Thugg, The Plugg, and The Tapu Fini - By LRXC :avalugg: :regieleki: :tapu fini:
The DFYES - By LRXC :Zygarde: :togekiss: :magnezone:

Voting is done by the VR Council here
 
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Still Alive (Crustle) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 120 HP / 212 Atk / 28 Def / 148 Spe
Impish Nature
- Shell Smash
- Rock Blast
- Rock Wrecker
- Counter

Ribbons (Sylveon) @ Pixie Plate
Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 168 HP / 172 Def / 108 SpA / 60 Spe
Modest Nature
- Hyper Beam
- Hyper Voice
- Fake Tears
- Quick Attack

Doggo (Arcanine) @ Air Balloon
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 224 Def / 36 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Morning Sun
- Burn Up
- Will-O-Wisp
- Flamethrower
:Crustle: :Sylveon: :Arcanine:
Very straightforward and easy to use team. Lum Berry Crustle is a great counter to Sylveon, even Babiri Berry variants that usually lure Band Crustle. EVs are for Choice Band Haxorus Iron Tail and outspeeding Hydreigon after a Shell Smash. Rest go into attack to maximize damage. Quick Attack Sylveon is great for beating Pokemon like Sawk and Crustle, as well as a lot of the typical stuff Sylveon beats. analysis spread. Arcanine is great vs the steel types that beat Crustle and Sylveon. Flamethrower is for corviknight. spread is much more bulky than the WIP analysis since i'm air balloon, so we dont need to outspeed Excadrill, and Crustle beats vish.
 
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Balanced Dragon Lure

Centiskorch @ Choice Band
Ability: White Smoke
EVs: 252 HP / 148 Atk / 52 Def / 56 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Lunge
- Power Whip
- Fire Lash

Rotom-Wash @ Kee Berry
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 240 Def / 20 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Will-O-Wisp
- Eerie Impulse
- Rest
- Volt Switch

Haxorus @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Unnerve
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Poison Jab
- Close Combat
- Earthquake
This team is a very simple and solid team that can be used on the ladder. Centiskorch is a fantastic and powerful damage dealer that can also utilize its ability to beat mons that rely on stat drops to win beat you like Intimidate incineroar or Fake Tears sylveon. Centiskorch also has great coverage, being able to beat certain bulky water mons like Primarina with power whip. Rotom Wash provides a really solid stall that can wall out most choice attackers in the meta while also being unpredictable with the possibility on preview of it running scarf or specs. Haxorus is a great dragon lure and stall breaker on this team. With the haban berry you are able to ensure that you live a hit to dragon dance, and unnerve ensures that you negate any opposing haban users such as kommo. All in all this team is a super simple balanced dragon lure that can be incredibly effective on the ladder.


Edit: TDA i fixed it https://pokepast.es/bd71b4f3150720a7 updated pokepaste with updated description
 
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:malamar: :avalugg: :sylveon:

fish-flea (Malamar) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Superpower
- Knock Off
- Disable
- Switcheroo

thugg (Avalugg) (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 240 HP / 252 Atk / 12 Def / 4 Spe
Naughty Nature
IVs: 9 SpD
- Icicle Spear
- Mirror Coat
- Heavy Slam
- Earthquake

oo girl (Sylveon) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Hyper Voice
- Mystical Fire
- Shadow Ball

One of the easiest ladder teams to use as each of the mons can cover each other's weaknesses or bait in other mons. Malamar is very underrated as switcharoo/disable takes care of common stall threats like corsola and corvi or take set-up mons off-guard by locking them into a move. Plus, contrary allows it to safely come in on slower CB threats (snorlax, lugg, steelix) and use superpower so that those mons won't be able to 2HKO thanks to the defense boost. Avalugg is the bulky offensive threat as sturdy allows it to check prominent physical attackers such as darm, drill, and zera as well as other choice spec mons thanks to mirror coat. Heavy slam gives it coverage against fairies and icicle spear punishes people who try to sub. Fast CS Sylveon is kind of an offset but it can take a lot of people off-guard as specs hyper beam is the ultimate nuke. Most people expect yawn sylveon so you can hit them while they waste a turn using trick or taunt. Finally, sylveon's natural SpD bulk allows it to tank slower venasaurs, prims, and weezings while being the ultimate dragon killer.
 

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:Primarina: :Hydreigon: :Snorlax:

Primarina @ Chilan Berry
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 232 Def / 20 SpA / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Moonblast
- Sparkling Aria
- Hydro Cannon
- Aqua Jet

Hydreigon @ Haban Berry
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 184 HP / 60 SpA / 12 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Dark Pulse
- Draco Meteor
- Taunt

Snorlax @ Choice Band
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 12 HP / 252 Atk / 236 Def / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Heat Crash
- Outrage
- Heavy Slam
- Earthquake



This is a standard swsh team that is a good description of the meta rn. Primarina uses Chilan Berry to beat heavy hitters such as Galarm or Diggersby. It also takes advantage of it’s priority move is Aqua Jet to beat Sturdies such as Crustle and Sawk. Hydreigon works as a stall breaker with Taunt + Nasty Plot that also can lure Dragons on occasion such as Dracozolt or Dragapult utilizing Haban Berry. Choice Band Lax is a ultra bulky mon with a good movepool that covers the teams weaknesses. It uses the ideology of being able to take a hit to it’s advantage.

Ev’s- Prim tanks a Band Crustle Rock Wrecker (252+) while also tanking Specs Chandelure. Hydreigon tanks a Modest Choice Specs Draco Meteor from Dragapult with also having Max Speed. Lax tanks Specs Sylveon and has Max atk for things such as 252 252+ (bold) Aromatisse or bulkier Sylveon.
 

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~Molimine Offense
:Primarina: :Hydreigon: :Snorlax:

Primarina @ Chilan Berry
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 232 Def / 20 SpA / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Moonblast
- Sparkling Aria
- Hydro Cannon
- Aqua Jet

Hydreigon @ Haban Berry
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 184 HP / 60 SpA / 12 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Dark Pulse
- Draco Meteor
- Taunt

Snorlax @ Choice Band
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 12 HP / 252 Atk / 236 Def / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Heat Crash
- Outrage
- Heavy Slam
- Earthquake

This is a standard swsh team that is a good description of the meta rn. Primarina uses Chilan Berry to beat heavy hitters such as Galarm or Diggersby. It also takes advantage of it’s priority move is Aqua Jet to beat Sturdies such as Crustle and Sawk. Hydreigon works as a stall breaker with Taunt + Nasty Plot that also can lure Dragons on occasion such as Dracozolt or Dragapult utilizing Haban Berry. Choice Band Lax is a ultra bulky mon with a good movepool that covers the teams weaknesses. It uses the ideology of being able to take a hit to it’s advantage.

Ev’s- Prim tanks a Band Crustle Rock Wrecker (252+) while also tanking Specs Chandelure. Hydreigon tanks a Modest Choice Specs Draco Meteor from Dragapult with also having Max Speed. Lax tanks Specs Sylveon and has Max atk for things such as 252 252+ (bold) Aromatisse or bulkier Sylveon.
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:ss/sylveon: :ss/dragapult: :ss/crustle:
SylvDrag Balance + CB Crustle
Sylveon @ Pixie Plate
Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 168 HP / 172 Def / 32 SpA / 136 Spe
Modest Nature
- Quick Attack
- Hyper Voice
- Fake Tears
- Hyper Beam

Dragapult @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 160 HP / 248 Def / 100 Spe
Timid Nature
- Substitute
- Disable
- Will-O-Wisp
- Hex

Crustle @ Choice Band
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 248 HP / 244 Atk / 16 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 29 Spe
- Rock Wrecker
- Rock Blast
- Earthquake
- Heavy Slam
This team features one of the best cores in the metagame right now: SubDisable Dragapult + Sylveon. These two Pokemon cover each other's weaknesses nicely with Sylveon taking down Primarina, Dragapult, stall Arcanine, Corsola-Galar, etc., and then Dragapult covers threats that Sylveon normally loses to like Crustle, Band Dracovish, Corviknight, and Diggersby. Crustle is what I call the "clean up crew" and covers everything else that this core can't normally handle like Darmanitan-Galar, opposing Sylveon, Scarf Dracovish, and others.

:sylveon: :dragapult: :crustle:

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edit: i changed the crustle spread to beat togekiss more reliably at the cost of nothing!! haha it is sexy now
 
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Double Toge
OwO (Togedemaru) @ Liechi Berry
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Reversal
- Nuzzle
- Iron Head
- Zing Zap

UwU (Togekiss) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 40 HP / 12 Def / 204 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Air Slash
- Dazzling Gleam
- Fire Blast
- Trick

nyastrodon (Gastrodon) @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Sticky Hold
EVs: 236 HP / 176 Def / 96 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Amnesia
- Recover
- Acid Armor
Togedemaru is a surprisingly solid Pokemon in the current metagame that covers threats such as all variants of Darmanitan-Galar, all Sylveon, many variants of Primarina, and generally acts as a solid catch-all for large swaths of the metagame. Togekiss complements Togedemaru's matchups by guaranteeing a win against Dragapult while doing well against fighting-types like Conkeldurr and bulky Dragons such as Dracovish that Togedemaru can struggle with. Finally, Gastrodon works as yet another glue Pokemon that covers Pokemon such as Zeraora, Incineroar, most Rotom formes, and Arcanine with its standard stall set.
 

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Double Toge
OwO (Togedemaru) @ Liechi Berry
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Reversal
- Nuzzle
- Iron Head
- Zing Zap

UwU (Togekiss) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 40 HP / 12 Def / 204 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Air Slash
- Dazzling Gleam
- Fire Blast
- Trick

nyastrodon (Gastrodon) @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Sticky Hold
EVs: 236 HP / 176 Def / 96 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Amnesia
- Recover
- Acid Armor
Togedemaru is a surprisingly solid Pokemon in the current metagame that covers threats such as all variants of Darmanitan-Galar, all Sylveon, many variants of Primarina, and generally acts as a solid catch-all for large swaths of the metagame. Togekiss complements Togedemaru's matchups by guaranteeing a win against Dragapult while doing well against fighting-types like Conkeldurr and bulky Dragons such as Dracovish that Togedemaru can struggle with. Finally, Gastrodon works as yet another glue Pokemon that covers Pokemon such as Zeraora, Incineroar, most Rotom formes, and Arcanine with its standard stall set.
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The Lazzle Dazzle
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LAZZLE DAZZLE (Salazzle) (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 20 Atk / 252 SpA / 236 Spe
Rash Nature
- Fake Out
- Sludge Wave
- Overheat
- Nasty Plot

TOY STORE (Haxorus) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Unnerve
EVs: 32 HP / 224 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Outrage
- Close Combat
- Fling
- Swords Dance

THE SLUGG (Gastrodon) @ Rindo Berry
Ability: Sticky Hold
EVs: 248 HP / 172 Def / 88 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Scald
- Counter
- Mirror Coat
- Rest

This team is a team me and Krytocon built around my Salazzle set, Salazzle is an insane threat as I have shown in my VR Nomination Post and takes on many of the tiers fairy types such as Aromatisse, Sylveon, and Primarina, beating Band Darmanitan-Galar, non Scarf Haxorus, Corv etc etc its insane. It also helps beat a lot of Sturdy Pokemon for Haxorus such as Steelix, Crustle, Avalugg, and any Sawk that isn't Scarf Earthquake. Nasty Plot covers the Arcanine, Mandibuzz, and Kommo-o Matchup as well. Haxorus partners well with Salazzle, taking on faster threats like Dragapult, Scarf Darmanitan-Galar, Hydreigon, and opposing Haxorus, and slower bulky threats like Diggersby, Goodra, and Kyurem. Fling Swords Dance paired with 32 hp ev's allow Haxorus to tank 3 night shades and beat Corsola-Galar, as well as beat Defensive Rotom's. Lastly, thanks to the power of the 1v1 room, I was about to write about Gastrodon and what it did, and realized that we can optimize the set better. Gastrodon's bulk, STicky Hold Ability, and access to Rindo Berry allow it to 100% counter Scarf and Specs variants of Gardevoir and Chandelure, as the SpDef ev's are for specs energy ball from chandy, as well as beat Scarf Togekiss, Scarf Haxorus, Gengar, and Keldeo for the team. Using Rest paired with Min speed is useful for beating opposing Gastrodon as well as Corsola yet again. Gastrodon also beats Zeraora, and doubles many mons for Salazzle so that all the pressure isn't on Haxorus to take on Scarf Darmanitan-Galar and Scarf Dracovish!

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Ahem... The Lazzle Dazzle has proven its flexibility and is now ready for the DLC Meta! Introducing.....
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The Lazzle Dazzle 2.0

Salazzle (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 20 Def / 252 SpA / 236 Spe
Rash Nature
- Fake Out
- Sludge Wave
- Overheat
- Nasty Plot

Haxorus @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Unnerve
EVs: 84 HP / 212 Def / 212 Spe
Impish Nature
- Outrage
- Rock Slide
- Fling
- Swords Dance

Gastrodon @ Rindo Berry
Ability: Sticky Hold
EVs: 248 HP / 92 Def / 168 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Scald
- Counter
- Mirror Coat
- Rest

The Lazzle Dazzle is back and better than ever, you still have the insane power of Salazzle, taking on the tiers extremely relevant fairy types such as Primarina, Sylveon, Aromatisse, and now even Magearna assuming it isn't Choice Scarf or Assault Vest. Salazzle also stomps many Sturdy Pokemon such as Banded Steelix, Avalugg, Magnezone, Banded Sawk, and Crustle. Add this with its ability to stomp Grass-types like Specs Celebi, Rillaboom, Venusaur, and Whimsicott for Gastrodon, and you got a fire Pokemon. Nasty Plot is there to help take down Snarl Mandibuzz and Arcanine, as well as break through Incineroar and Kommo-o. Furthermore Fake out into Nasty Plot into Overheat can beat many Volcarona variants. The 20 defense was taken out of Attack to live a 252+ Aqua Jet from Azumarill, effectively beating every non Band or Assault Vest variant.

Next we have Haxorus, an extremely potent partner, able to take out the ever annoying Dragapult, as well as Dragon types such as Hydreigon, Dracovish, Kyurem, and Goodra for Salazzle. Rock Slide is used as a guaranteed way to beat the new Volcarona as well as extra Talonflame coverage. Fling+Swords Dance is an extremely cool tech, which when paired with its HP investment allows it to beat Chansey and Corsola-Galar by living 3 Night Shades/Siesmic Tosses and KOing both with a +4 Outrage, yes even with no Attack investment. Fling + Swords Dance is also an extremely cool way to counter the new Marowak-Alola, the presumed bane of this team, as Polteirgeist fails when the target has no item. Furthermore, 252+ Bonemerang only has a 8.7 chance to 2HKO, and you kill by Flinging into SD + Outrage. Speaking of no attack investment, the insane amount of defense is for the new Urshifu-Rapid-Strike, this lives a 252+ Banded Close Combat, and will still 2hko back with Outrage. This is the teams Urshifu answer, although Salazzle still has a great chance at killing Urshifu with Fake out into Life Orb Sludge Wave. Haxorus's speed outspeeds everything up to max speed Zeraora.

Lastly, Gastrodon provides an answer to more fast threats that Salazzle dislikes, such as Scarf Gardevoir, Zeraora, and Scarf Darmanitan-Galar. Gastrodon's new EV Spread also tanks a 252+ Hyper Beam from Porygon-Z, which paired with sticky hold, effectively hard counters it, with Salazzle covering every other variant. Rindo Berry is used to cover the many Pokemon that try to run Grass coverage to beat it, such as Assault Vest Primarina, a potential Energy Ball from Magearna or Gardevoir, or Giga Drain from Volcarona, as well as tanking an energy ball from Choice Specs Chandelure. And with min speed and Rest, Gastrodon also serves as the teams Gastrodon Check, although Fling Swords Dance Haxorus still has a great chance to win vs Gastrodon. Oh Gastrodon also beats non Spite Corsola, so thats kinda lit.

I hope you enjoy using the mon that has given me joy in SWSH 1v1 :)

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yung band talonflame and band azumarill lmfao this team kinda sucks

Kris (Talonflame) (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Gale Wings
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz
- Giga Impact
- U-turn

pikablu (Azumarill) @ Choice Band
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Aqua Jet
- Ice Punch
- Play Rough
- Liquidation

no flex zone (Magnezone) @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 192 HP / 64 Def / 244 SpA / 8 Spe
Serious Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Mirror Coat
- Thunderbolt
- Flash Cannon
- Metal Sound

ok am half asleep but here goes

band talonflame and band azumarill are both very good counters to urshifu (both forms), one of the most popular mons in 1v1 since new dlc came out. they both have their own strengths against other mons too, but i'll get to that in a moment. overall, this team is well-rounded, with a fire-water duo and a decent glue mon with weakness policy magnezone.

talonflame is only good for this team because its teammates help beat other mons talonflame cannot beat. BUT that does not mean it's totally useless. it beats mons like pory-z and rillaboom, 2 common mons found in the meta. and as i stated earlier, it can counter urshifu. but that's about it.

azumarill is more versatile, as it can beat mons that have typing weakness (even if they're bulky [usually]) and weak overall defense-wise. you're getting a heavy hitter who can beat a lot of the mons used in the 1v1 metagame.

magnezone is the best mon on this team, and can be heavily relied on. with its high defense and hp, it can take damage from some of the harder hitting physicaly attacking mons in the meta. but if u get hit by a super-effective move, that's ok because u have weakness policy teehee!!!!!!!!111
you dont need to worry too much about spdef evs because i slapped mf mirror coat on this thing, which allows it to hit special attacking mons hard. (example: indeedee uses mythical fire or expanding force and it dies bc mirror coat)
metal sound is also a very good move (even tho 85 accuracy LMFAOOOO) against more bulky mons that rely on setup or cant hit as hard.
(example: u go up against opposing magnezone and u use metal sound to lower its defense so u can get a 2hko with ur zone as opposed to potential 4hko [i've mostly seen myself being 4hko])
also an urshifu r strike counter bc of high spa for mag and low spdef for urshifu lmfao (note: it most likely wont beat regular urshifu bc no typing weakness)

but other than that, thats just how the team works rlly
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Its been a while since I submitted a sample, like 2 years but I made a pretty decent team for early DLC meta and figured that I'd share it

Porygon-Z @ Choice Specs
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 100 Def / 176 SpA / 232 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Trick
- Shadow Ball
- Hyper Beam
- Uproar

Primarina @ Chilan Berry
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 216 HP / 164 Def / 128 SpA
Modest Nature
- Sparkling Aria
- Moonblast
- Aqua Jet
- Encore

Krookodile @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 16 HP / 252 Atk / 240 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Knock Off
- Close Combat
- Outrage

I wanted to work with Porygon-Z because it was one of my favorite mons in gen 7 and its pretty damn good in this meta as well. The basic idea of the team was to try and complement how absurdly powerful specs Porygon is with mons that don't break stall well and do better against faster, more powerful threats. Also, by bringing both prim and krook who can both beat multiple Porygon answers the team makes the opponent more likely to click a Pokemon that is slower and loses to Porygon allowing it to be pretty spammable on low to mid ladder. My peak for this team was only around 1600 but I attribute that to my own rust from not playing very actively for about a year and not the team itself which seemed to be able to win all matchups it was in.
Not a perfect team by any means but easy to use and pretty good, perfect for a sample
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Gym Socks!

1v1 Circuit Champion
Not one but two samples submissions in one post!

#1 Bulky Offense (Dragon, Fairy, Steel)
Magnezone @ Choice Specs
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 116 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 136 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Flash Cannon
- Mirror Coat
- Hyper Beam

Kommo-o @ Haban Berry
Ability: Soundproof
EVs: 244 HP / 108 Def / 40 SpA / 116 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Body Press
- Taunt
- Iron Defense

Sylveon @ Pixie Plate
Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 72 HP / 252 Def / 48 SpA / 136 Spe
Modest Nature
- Quick Attack
- Hyper Voice
- Hyper Beam
- Fake Tears

Magnezone is tanked for Band Adamant Urshifu-R, Max Spatk, and enough Speed for Adamant Crustle. Zone pairs well with just about any dragon but in this case I chose Kommo-o. It’s tanked for Specs Hydreigon, Enough Def to beat non Play rough Zera with Id + Body press, and Speed that outspeeds Mandi that is creeped for Corvi. Draco Meteor is used over Clanging Scales for the better Hydreigon mu (non haban) and for other Soundproof Kommo-o. Sylveon rounds off the team with a nice Dragon, Fairy, Steel trio. It also just fills in the teams weaknesses well. This specific Syl set is tanked for Modest Scarf Pz, a Jolly Band Pjab from Haxorus, and Spe for Base 45’s + eliminates the option of trick for Scarf Togekiss and Scarf Gardevoir. Alternatively, you could possibly run more def to better handle Band Urshifu.


#2 Bulky Offense (Zera + Thugg)
Zeraora @ Life Orb
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Plasma Fists
- Knock Off
- Close Combat
- Bulk Up

Avalugg @ Choice Band
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
- Icicle Spear
- Heavy Slam
- Earthquake
- Body Press / Rock Tomb

Primarina @ Chilan Berry
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 240 HP / 120 Def / 84 SpA / 64 Spe
Modest Nature
- Moonblast
- Aqua Jet
- Sparkling Aria
- Encore

Zeraora is a super Anti-Meta mon rn in beating all the notable Dlc mons with 1-2 of its sets. I have bulk up on there incase of a Mirror mu, Marowak-Alola, Incin, etc. Avalugg seemed like a obvious second. It helps vs the Fairies Zera struggles against and is a solid bulky offensive mon. Rock Tomb can be run over Body press to beat Volc and Marowak-Alola. However, Body Press Helps vs non Bulky Hydreigon, and Band Lax. Prim ended up fitting as the last mon with Aqua Jet to help with Sturdies and Encore for Stall. Chilan Is run to better Handle Pz, Galarm, and even Diggersby to an extent. The ev’s have 6.3% rolls vs Modest Specs Chandelure and Band Adamant Sawk. This is to compensate a non boosting item for more Spatk. The Speed out-paces 180 Spe Conk. While this team may have trouble with like Babiri Sylveon it makes up for in its ease in picking most of the time.
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Sample Team: Incineroar, Primarina, and Magnezone, Please check this and tell me if it's possible this can be a sample team. :)
https://pokepast.es/213a5c818c8b6858
For easy transfers^

Description:
Incineroar also takes out Magnezone with Fake Out and Flare Blitz. There's always Bulk Up to set up or match up with your foe's stats like Iron Defense,Magnezone is there to take out this set really needs to think about like Sylveon,Porygon-Z,Crustle. Magnezone also has Mirror coat incase there is a mon like Gengar, Gengar can 2 hit koh Zone but zone can't so this is why i gave Zone Mirror coat, to deal with 2 hit koh's. Prima can also take out Salazzle due to AV(Assault Vest), it can also take out Crustle,Dragapult,Dracovish,Urishifu(Both Forms), and Porygon with AV. Incineroar also has Knock Off as a Dark STAB and to live through LO Zera and win the battle, Knock Off knocks off the Life Orb so Incineroar beats it.T his set takes out some of most threatening pokemon in 1v1 and i'd think this would make a good sample set. Some credit goes to PotatoChan because they helped me when i needed a bit of assistance with my team.

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#2 Bulky Offense (Zera + Thugg)
Zeraora @ Life Orb
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Plasma Fists
- Knock Off
- Close Combat
- Bulk Up

Avalugg @ Choice Band
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
- Icicle Spear
- Heavy Slam
- Earthquake
- Body Press / Rock Tomb

Primarina @ Chilan Berry
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 240 HP / 120 Def / 84 SpA / 64 Spe
Modest Nature
- Moonblast
- Aqua Jet
- Sparkling Aria
- Encore

Zeraora is a super Anti-Meta mon rn in beating all the notable Dlc mons with 1-2 of its sets. I have bulk up on there incase of a Mirror mu, Marowak-Alola, Incin, etc. Avalugg seemed like a obvious second. It helps vs the Fairies Zera struggles against and is a solid bulky offensive mon. Rock Tomb can be run over Body press to beat Volc and Marowak-Alola. However, Body Press Helps vs non Bulky Hydreigon, and Band Lax. Prim ended up fitting as the last mon with Aqua Jet to help with Sturdies and Encore for Stall. Chilan Is run to better Handle Pz, Galarm, and even Diggersby to an extent. The ev’s have 6.3% rolls vs Modest Specs Chandelure and Band Adamant Sawk. This is to compensate a non boosting item for more Spatk. The Speed out-paces 180 Spe Conk. While this team may have trouble with like Babiri Sylveon it makes up for in its ease in picking most of the time.
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Zeraora does seem pretty strong right now. Knock Off was super useful against a ton of different pokemon.
Having tested this team, I wanted to share a few thoughts I had about it.

I think changing the item on Primarina would be a good idea. I never had Chilan berry even have a chance to come up. Rotom-Wash gave me big problems with this team, but I'm not sure what you would need to change to fix that. I considered running Mirror Coat in the Body Press slot as well. Max defense is probably the choice over max HP if you're going to run Body Press.
 

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2 Bands & a Bouncer
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Copperajah @ Choice Band
Ability: Heavy Metal
EVs: 248 HP / 28 Atk / 184 Def / 40 SpD / 8 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Heat Crash
- Power Whip
- Earthquake / Rock Blast

Espeon @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 220 HP / 48 SpD / 240 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Morning Sun
- Charm

Crustle @ Choice Band
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def
Adamant Nature
IVs: 6 Spe
- Counter
- Rock Wrecker
- Rock Blast
- X-Scissor / Earthquake
I was bored, so rather than working on important 1v1 resources, I screwed around with some inspireme teams and ultimately landed on this core of Copperajah and Espeon. The third Pokemon was actually Sneasel, but obv that wasn't gonna make for a good team, so I worked on Copperajah and Espeon first and ultimately came to the conclusion that Crustle rounded out their weaknesses the best.

Hitlist:
  • Copperajah
    • Porygon-Z
    • Primarina
    • Choice Dragapult
      • (252 SpA Choice Specs Dragapult Fire Blast vs. 248 HP / 40 SpD Copperajah: 384-452 (85.9 - 101.1%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO)
    • Rillaboom
    • Zeraora
      • (252 Atk Choice Band Zeraora Close Combat vs. 248 HP / 184 Def Copperajah: 378-446 (84.5 - 99.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO)
    • Sylveon
    • Togekiss
    • Aromatisse
    • Gardevoir
    • Kyurem
      • (252 SpA Choice Specs Kyurem Earth Power vs. 248 HP / 40 SpD Copperajah: 378-446 (84.5 - 99.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO)
    • Porygon2
    • Whimsicott
    • Aegislash
      • (+2 252+ SpA Aegislash-Shield Shadow Ball vs. 248 HP / 40 SpD Copperajah: 388-457 (86.8 - 102.2%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO)
    • Celebi
    • Gastrodon
    • Ferrothorn
    • Scizor
    • Tyranitar
  • Espeon
    • Primarina
    • Disable Dragapult
    • Urshifu-RS
    • Stall Rillaboom
    • Snorlax
    • Sylveon
      • (252+ SpA Choice Specs Pixilate Sylveon Hyper Beam vs. +1 220 HP / 48 SpD Espeon: 285-336 (87.4 - 103%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO)
    • Arcanine
    • Non-Belly Drum Azumarill
    • Chansey
    • Magnezone
    • Rotom-Wash
    • Aromatisse
    • Corsola-Galar (Psyshock if you don't wanna rely on getting a crit)
    • Kommo-o
    • Kyurem
    • Porygon2
    • Rotom-Heat
    • Whimsicott
    • Avalugg
    • Conkeldurr
    • Corviknight
    • Salazzle
    • Skarmory
    • Rhyperior
    • Steelix
    • Venusaur
    • Bewear
    • Blastoise
    • Duraludon
    • Gyarados
    • Milotic
    • Toxtricity
  • Crustle
    • Porygon-Z
    • Primarina
    • Darmanitan-Galar
    • Choice Dragapult
    • Offensive Rillaboom
    • Snorlax
    • Sylveon
    • Togekiss
    • Huge Power Azumarill
      • (252+ Atk Choice Band Crustle Rock Wrecker vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Azumarill: 417-492 (103.2 - 121.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO)
    • Dracovish
    • Haxorus
      • (252+ Atk Choice Band Haxorus Outrage vs. 248 HP / 8 Def Crustle: 289-342 (84.2 - 99.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO)
    • Slowbro (X-Scissor)
    • Zeraora
    • Hydreigon
    • Marowak-Alola
    • Rotom-Heat
    • Choice Urshifu-SS
    • Volcarona
    • Aegislash (Earthquake)
    • Avalugg
    • Celebi
    • Chandelure
    • Darmanitan
    • Diggersby
    • Dracozolt
    • Durant
    • Hawlucha
    • Centiskorch
    • Gengar
    • Incineroar
    • Golisopod
    • Grimmsnarl
    • Gyarados
    • Talonflame
    • Toxtricity
Weaknesses:
  • Offensive Disable Dragapult
  • Band Crustle (Earthquake + X-Scissor)
  • Calm Mind Chansey
  • Magnezone (RNG)
  • Slowbro (extreme physdef)
  • Mandibuzz
  • Sawk
  • non-Choice Urshifu-SS
  • Goodra
Overall, the team does have some rough blatant threats, but I feel that it's a good mix between being simple enough for newer players to use well while also being generally viable enough that it works. I also think this is a good opportunity to plug Espeon (and to a lesser extent Copperajah) and show that they're absolutely worth something.
 
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:primarina: :virizion: :salazzle:
Marina (Primarina) (F) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 136 Def / 116 SpA / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
- Hydro Cannon
- Moonblast
- Sparkling Aria
- Aqua Jet

RULE THE AIR (Virizion) @ Liechi Berry
Ability: Justified
EVs: 112 HP / 220 Atk / 176 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Substitute
- Swords Dance
- Reversal
- Leaf Blade

Britney (Salazzle) @ Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Rash Nature
- Fake Out
- Overheat
- Sludge Wave
- Nasty Plot
This is a pretty basic team LRXC and I made for my World Cup match against Frostyicelad. You have the standard Fire Water Grass core which alone takes care of most of the meta pretty nicely. AV Prim is a super easy to use and phenomenal mon at this point in the meta. It takes care of Porygon-Z, Specs Rotom-Heat, and so many other checks to the other Prim sets and is just an outstanding mon overall. The Razzle Dazzle is BACK with this team and pairs very nicely with AV Prim. It beats opposing non AV Prims and Sylvs, and also handles many sturdy users such as Magnezone and Crustle. Additionally, Salazzle is also the main stall breaker on the team, taking on mons like Corsola-Galar and Type-Null thanks to Nasty Plot and its high Special Attack stat. Virizion was a cool third made by LRXC to take care of non Specs Prim, Goodra, and a few other tricky matchups. Against Prim just Leaf Blade turn one and you tank non Specs Moonblast, and against Goodra you Swords Dance turn one into Sub into Reversal for the ko. The only other tricky matchup is against Darm G. Prim beats Scarf while Salazzle and Virizion beat Band so you do have to read the set which can also be good practice for new players. Overall I've found this team to be a well rounded team that is easy to pilot. LRXC and I have both also been using it on ladder and have really enjoyed it.


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Team 1
Choice justified torrent energy

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:tyranitar: :keldeo: :primarina:
Gamma future (Tyranitar) (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stone Edge
- Crunch
- Heavy Slam
- Fire Punch

Zero one (Keldeo) @ Leftovers
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Scald
- Secret Sword
- Substitute

Rina (Primarina) (F) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Cannon
- Sparkling Aria
- Moonblast
- Energy Ball

Ok anyway so tyranitar is interesting pokemon of all time so the item he use choice band selecting a move for awhile he use ability with sand stream to hit the pokemon with immune the psychic type but don’t worry it just fine as long as you can use other pokemon

Next up is keldeo, keldeo was a good pokemon he can form into resoulute using secret sword move he is a strongest pokemon I ever seen before but calm mind move is good by becaming a strongest pokemon well since it use leftover item to heal a little bit longer than healing item and yeah he was special attacker

And last at least is primarina, primarina is good pokemon he use torrent abilities well sparkling aria is a signature move while a go with special attacker but he is not legendary pokemon and mythical pokemon he is starter pokemonbut that’s good with energy ball moves

There is a banned pokemon:
Magearna
Cinderance (Cinderance was a broken pokemon)
And legendary pokemon







Team 2
Tri attack plasma zen

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:porygon-z: :zeraora: :darmanitan-galar:
Zett (Porygon-Z) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Tri Attack
- Shadow Ball
- Trick

Goku (Zeraora) @ Choice Band
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Plasma Fists
- Close Combat
- Knock Off
- Play Rough

Ex king (Darmanitan-Galar) @ Salac Berry
Ability: Zen Mode
EVs: 212 Atk / 116 SpD / 180 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Endure
- Icicle Crash
- Flare Blitz
- Encore

Porygon-z is a good pokemon using tri attack move but only he use choice scarf selecting one move with the hyper beam move but that’s gooder thouth with the strongest Pokemon i ever seen

Next up is zeraora, zeraora was a good using signature move with using plasma fist he will immune using volt absorbing with the one of this one move selecting

And last at least is Darmanitan, darmanitan is a good pokemon with galar form using zen mode ability but he will endure 1 hp left withe the icicle crash but he was a good pokemon

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Team 3
Choice over enforcer energy Impact

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Snorlax (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 144 HP / 116 Atk / 248 Def
Adamant Nature
- Giga Impact
- Superpower
- Heavy Slam
- Counter

Zygarde @ Leftovers
Ability: Aura Break
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Thousand Arrows
- Dragon Dance
- Substitute
- Core Enforcer

Rina (Primarina) (F) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Cannon
- Sparkling Aria
- Moonblast
- Energy Ball

ok so I am back let me show you my Team call Choice over enforcer energy Impact, This Team that what I made this is good I made it in the rank by checking it so let's check out the pokemon

The first one is snorlax, snorlax is a good pokemon her ability was Thick fat why
Fire/Ice-type moves against this Pokemon deal damage with a halved attacking stat. this is why I gave him choice band which is choose one move to attack and then I havent use Giga Impact and then I need to do that

next one is Zyguard, Zyguard is the best pokemon I never seen I gave him leftovers so he can heal I gave him to learn core enforcers the will do aura break ability and the Substitute will help, that's fine if you use that to heal because of leftovers

And last at least is primarina, primarina is good pokemon he use torrent abilities well sparkling aria is a signature move while a go with special attacker but he is not legendary pokemon and mythical pokemon he is starter pokemonbut that’s good with energy ball moves (you should know already)
 
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Team 1
Choice justified torrent energy

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Gamma future (Tyranitar) (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stone Edge
- Crunch
- Heavy Slam
- Fire Punch

Zero one (Keldeo) @ Leftovers
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Scald
- Secret Sword
- Substitute

Rina (Primarina) (F) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Cannon
- Sparkling Aria
- Moonblast
- Energy Ball

Ok anyway so tyranitar is interesting pokemon of all time so the item he use choice band selecting a move for awhile he use ability with sand stream to hit the pokemon with immune the psychic type but don’t worry it just fine as long as you can use other pokemon

Next up is keldeo, keldeo was a good pokemon he can form into resoulute using secret sword move he is a strongest pokemon I ever seen before but calm mind move is good by becaming a strongest pokemon well since it use leftover item to heal a little bit longer than healing item and yeah he was special attacker

And last at least is primarina, primarina is good pokemon he use torrent abilities well sparkling aria is a signature move while a go with special attacker but he is not legendary pokemon and mythical pokemon he is starter pokemonbut that’s good with energy ball moves

There is a banned pokemon:
Magearna
Cinderance (Cinderance was a broken pokemon)
And legendary pokemon







Team 2
Tri attack plasma zen

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Zett (Porygon-Z) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Tri Attack
- Shadow Ball
- Trick

Goku (Zeraora) @ Choice Band
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Plasma Fists
- Close Combat
- Knock Off
- Play Rough

Ex king (Darmanitan-Galar) @ Salac Berry
Ability: Zen Mode
EVs: 212 Atk / 116 SpD / 180 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Endure
- Icicle Crash
- Flare Blitz
- Encore
Team 1 is 3-0'd by cc zera?

Edit:
Also any reason running tri attack over Hyper Voice/Uproar ?
 
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Magnificent Jellicent
:weezing-galar: :blissey: :jellicent:
Weezing-Galar @ Choice Specs
Ability: Neutralizing Gas
EVs: 252 HP / 56 Def / 124 SpA / 76 Spe
Bold Nature
- Sludge Wave
- Strange Steam
- Overheat
- Flamethrower

Blissey (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Def / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Shadow Ball
- Soft-Boiled
- Hyper Beam

Jellicent (M) @ Wacan Berry
Ability: Cursed Body
EVs: 212 HP / 160 Def / 136 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hex
- Taunt
- Strength Sap
- Will-O-Wisp


Blissey and Jellicent serve as the team's defensive core, with Blissey being able to take on Special Attackers, while Jellicent is able to take on Physical Attackers. As a Calm Mind user, Blissey has a unique niche of beating Trick users like Togekiss and Gardevoir. Against Trick Users on turn 1, go immediately for an offensive Attack. If they Trick you, they should have already taken enough damage to the point that another Hyper Beam should knock them out. Against Togekiss, they should faint from Life Orb damage even if they manage to flinch you to oblivion. Jellicent serves as the teams Physical Wall and stall breaker, being able blanket check several physical threats like Excadrill, Sawk, and Crustle. The EV spread is used to outspeed standard Crustle and Taunt it before Shell Smashes. Cursed Body is a clutch Ability that can win unwinnable matches thanks to the disable effect. A Wacan Berry is chosen to defeat Choice Band Zeraora, since it pulverizes the team otherwise. Against foes like Choice Band Zeraora, Excadrill, Conkeldurr, go for Strength Sap immediately until their primary mean of damaging you is weakened or Cursed Body activates. Then go for Wisp. Galarian Weezing rounds out the team by checking Salazzle, Rillaboom, Whimsicott, Kommo-o thanks to typing and Neutralizing Gas.

Replays: https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen81v1-1182960812

https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen81v1-1180342890

https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen81v1-1180342703

https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen81v1-1179114094

late, but added - tda
 
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FWG (Not 3-0d by Goodra!)
:primarina: :virizion: :salazzle:
Marina (Primarina) (F) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 136 Def / 116 SpA / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
- Hydro Cannon
- Moonblast
- Sparkling Aria
- Aqua Jet

RULE THE AIR (Virizion) @ Liechi Berry
Ability: Justified
EVs: 112 HP / 220 Atk / 176 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Substitute
- Swords Dance
- Reversal
- Leaf Blade

Britney (Salazzle) @ Life Orb
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Rash Nature
- Fake Out
- Overheat
- Sludge Wave
- Nasty Plot
This is a pretty basic team LRXC and I made for my World Cup match against Frostyicelad. You have the standard Fire Water Grass core which alone takes care of most of the meta pretty nicely. AV Prim is a super easy to use and phenomenal mon at this point in the meta. It takes care of Porygon-Z, Specs Rotom-Heat, and so many other checks to the other Prim sets and is just an outstanding mon overall. The Razzle Dazzle is BACK with this team and pairs very nicely with AV Prim. It beats opposing non AV Prims and Sylvs, and also handles many sturdy users such as Magnezone and Crustle. Additionally, Salazzle is also the main stall breaker on the team, taking on mons like Corsola-Galar and Type-Null thanks to Nasty Plot and its high Special Attack stat. Virizion was a cool third made by LRXC to take care of non Specs Prim, Goodra, and a few other tricky matchups. Against Prim just Leaf Blade turn one and you tank non Specs Moonblast, and against Goodra you Swords Dance turn one into Sub into Reversal for the ko. The only other tricky matchup is against Darm G. Prim beats Scarf while Salazzle and Virizion beat Band so you do have to read the set which can also be good practice for new players. Overall I've found this team to be a well rounded team that is easy to pilot. LRXC and I have both also been using it on ladder and have really enjoyed it.


late, but added - TDA
Dracozolt shits on this now, still pretty solid in the meta
 
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:ss/blastoise::ss/corviknight::ss/zeraora:

Blastoise @ Assault Vest
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 192 HP / 252 Def / 64 SpD
Bold Nature
- Fake Out
- Mirror Coat
- Counter
- Hydro Cannon

Corviknight @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 248 HP / 100 Def / 80 SpD / 80 Spe
Impish Nature
- Iron Defense
- Roost
- Taunt
- Iron Head

Zeraora @ Life Orb
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Plasma Fists
- Close Combat
- Taunt
- Outrage

This team is a team I made that utilizes AV Blastoise. AV Blastoise has the capability to beat every Sturdy user in the tier. This spread allows blastoise to take max invested Magnezone Thunderbolt and retaliate with a Mirror Coat after a Fake Out to break Sturdy. Hydro Cannon is for Crustle after a Fake Out. This set isn’t limited to only a Sturdy counter, it is also an amazing Scarf counter as the only hit it can’t live is a Scarf Bolt Beak from Dracozolt. Blastoise gets shut down hard by stall hence both Zeraora and Corviknight running taunt. This is a great team to climb the ladder with in general.

I’ll leave some defensive clacs for refernece.
252+ SpA Choice Specs Magnezone Thunderbolt vs. 192 HP / 64 SpD Assault Vest Blastoise: 290-344 (83.5 - 99.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Life Orb Zeraora Plasma Fists vs. 192 HP / 252+ Def Blastoise: 276-328 (79.5 - 94.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Choice Band Gorilla Tactics Darmanitan-Galar Giga Impact vs. 192 HP / 252+ Def Blastoise: 279-329 (80.4 - 94.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Choice Band Crustle Rock Wrecker vs. 192 HP / 252+ Def Blastoise: 250-295 (72 - 85%) -- guaranteed 2HKO (you can just Fake Out->Hydro Cannon to win but if you predict the band this works too)

252+ Atk Choice Band Sawk Close Combat vs. 192 HP / 252+ Def Blastoise: 226-267 (65.1 - 76.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Choice Specs Dragapult Thunder vs. 192 HP / 64 SpD Assault Vest Blastoise: 198-234 (57 - 67.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
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