UU 3 attacks Latios QC (2/2) GP (1/1)

[SET]
name: 3 Attacks + Recover
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Luster Purge
move 3: Thunderbolt / Flip Turn
move 4: Recover
item: Soul Dew / Life Orb
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
tera type: Steel

[SET COMMENTS]

With Soul Dew amplifying the power of its STAB moves, key defensive utility, and longevity, Latios is a formidable wallbreaker that can use its serviceable defensive utility in tandem with Recover to be an offensive threat that has longevity and key traits to bring to a team. Thunderbolt is key coverage to nail Slowking, Empoleon, Tornadus-T, and Mandibuzz super effectively while doing good neutral damage to checks like Tinkaton and Scizor. Flip Turn allows Latios to gain momentum against and wear down threats like Excadrill, Slowking, and Tyranitar. Recover lets Latios pivot into the likes of Keldeo, Thundurus-T, Cobalion, and Zapdos while not having to worry about being worn down, as well as offsetting recoil damage from Life Orb. Soul Dew amplifies Latios's STAB moves while keeping its move flexibility, but Life Orb is an option to give extra power to Latios's coverage moves as well at the cost of wearing it down more easily. Tera Steel lets Latios avoid getting revenge killed by Pokemon like Greninja, Mamoswine, and Lokix. It also lets Latios act as a reliable switch-in against Hydrapple and Rhyperior as well as giving it a Poison immunity, although it can no longer switch into Cobalion and Zapdos after Tera Steel.

Latios largely fits on offense and bulky offense teams as a useful wallbreaker that provides much-needed defensive utility against foes like Zapdos and Cobalion. Pivots like Lokix and Zapdos can bring Latios in safely to wallbreak while helping it overwhelm shared checks such as Tinkaton and Tyranitar. Zapdos also checks Pokemon that threaten Latios such as Lokix and Excadrill, while Lokix revenge kills faster threats like Greninja and Booster Energy Iron Crown. Tornadus-T can also bring Latios in safely while being a good source of defensive utility against the likes of Greninja and Iron Crown and can wear down Pokemon like Slowking and Metagross for it. Tinkaton and Rhyperior can provide Stealth Rock support to put threats like Slowking and Assault Vest Tornadus-T in range of KOs more easily. Sandy Shocks can set up Spikes, help wear down Tornadus-T, and bring Latios in against Hydrapple. Araquanid is a good enabler for Latios on Sticky Web teams, slowing down faster threats like Greninja, Choice Scarf Mienshao, and Choice Scarf Okidogi as well as helping it avoid a Speed tie with Ogerpon-C.

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[SET]
name: 3 Attacks + Recover
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Luster Purge
move 3: Thunderbolt / Shadow Ball / Aura Sphere
move 4: Recover
item: Soul Dew / Life Orb
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
tera type: Steel

[SET COMMENTS]

With access to Soul Dew amplifying the power of its STABS, Latios is a formidable wallbreaker that can use its serviceable defensive utility in tandem with Recover to be an offensive threat that has longevity and key traits to bring to a team. Thunderbolt is key coverage to nail Slowking, Tornadus-T, and Mandibuzz super effectively while doing good neutral damage to checks like Tinkaton and Scizor. Shadow Ball hits Metagross, Iron Crown, and Jirachi super effectively while retaining coverage for Slowking. Aura Sphere slams Excadrill and Tyranitar and gets some neutral damage off on Tinkaton and Metagross as well, but generally is a difficult move to click due to its only average power. Recover lets Latios pivot into the likes of Keldeo and Zapdos while not having to worry about being worn down as well as offset recoil damage from Life Orb. Soul Dew is the preferred item option due to amplifying Latios’s STABs while keeping move flexibility, but Life Orb is an option to give extra power to Latios’s coverage moves as well at the cost of being worn down easier. Tera Steel lets Latios avoid revenge killing from Pokémon like Greninja, Ogerpon, Mamoswine, and Lokix.

Latios largely fits on bulky offense teams I would say offensive teams because it does fit on some HO quite well. as a useful wallbreaker that provides much needed defensive utility against foes like Zapdos and Keldeo. Pivots like Lokix and Zapdos can bring Latios in safely to wallbreak while working to overwhelm shared checks such as Tinkaton and Tyranitar. They also check Pokémon that threaten Latios such as Mienshao and Excadrill. I wouldn't say Lokix really helps with these and this mostly just applies to Zapdos. Could add a mention of how Lokix has a great matchup into Gren and Boulder and can remove them for Latios instead. Tornadus-T can also bring Latios in safely while being a good source of defensive utility against the likes of Greninja and Iron Crown, not to mention it can wear down Pokemon like Slowking and Metagross for Latios. Tinkaton, Metagross, and Hisuian Arcanine can provide Stealth Rock support to put threats like Assault Vest Tornadus-T and Slowking in range of KOes more easily.

You can mention Araq providing web support to prevent stuff like Boulder, Greninja, and Scarf Shao from being able to limit its ability to wallbreak.

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[SET]
name: 3 Attacks + Recover
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Luster Purge
move 3: Thunderbolt / Shadow Ball / Aura Sphere
move 4: Recover
item: Soul Dew / Life Orb
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
tera type: Steel

[SET COMMENTS]

With access to Soul Dew amplifying the power of its STABs, Latios is a formidable wallbreaker that can use its serviceable defensive utility in tandem with Recover to be an offensive threat that has longevity and key traits to bring to a team. Thunderbolt is key coverage to nail Slowking, Tornadus-T, and Mandibuzz super effectively while doing good neutral damage to checks like Tinkaton and Scizor. Shadow Ball hits Metagross, Iron Crown, and Jirachi super effectively while retaining coverage for Slowking. Aura Sphere slams Excadrill and Tyranitar and gets some neutral damage off on Tinkaton and Metagross as well, but generally is a difficult move to click due to its only average power. (Would mention somewhere in either the Thunderbolt or Aura Sphere bits that you also hit Empoleon, which is generally a pain in the ass for you) Recover lets Latios pivot into the likes of Keldeo and Zapdos while not having to worry about being worn down as well as offset recoil damage from Life Orb. Soul Dew is the preferred item option due to amplifying Latios's STABs while keeping move flexibility, but Life Orb is an option to give extra power to Latios's coverage moves as well at the cost of being worn down easier. Tera Steel lets Latios avoid revenge killing from Pokémon like Greninja, Ogerpon, Mamoswine, and Lokix. (Also lets you not get Toxic'd by Mandibuzz, would put in a mention that this is all at the cost of a worse Exca MU)

Latios largely fits on offense and bulky offense teams as a useful wallbreaker that provides much needed defensive utility against foes like Zapdos and Keldeo. Pivots like Lokix and Zapdos can bring Latios in safely to wallbreak while working to overwhelm shared checks such as Tinkaton and Tyranitar. Zapdos also checks Pokemon that threaten Latios such as Mienshao and Excadrill, while Lokix helps revenge kill faster threats like Greninja and Booster Energy Iron Crown. Tornadus-T can also bring Latios in safely while being a good source of defensive utility against the likes of Greninja and Iron Crown, not to mention it can wear down Pokemon like Slowking and Metagross for Latios. (Would also mention that it breaks CornerPon Sturdy since that enables you to get the OHKO) Tinkaton, Metagross, and Hisuian Arcanine can provide Stealth Rock support to put threats like Slowking and Assault Vest Tornadus-T in range of KOes more easily. (Sandy can provide spikes and pivot too, prob worth a mention) Araquanid is a good enabler for Latios in Sticky Web teams, slowing down faster threats like Greninja, Choice Scarf Mienshao, and Choice Scarf Terrakion as well as helping it avoid a Speed-tie with Ogerpon-C.

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[SET]
name: 3 Attacks + Recover
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Luster Purge
move 3: Thunderbolt / Flip Turn
move 4: Recover
item: Soul Dew / Life Orb
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
tera type: Steel

[SET COMMENTS]

With access to Soul Dew, (ac) amplifying the power of its STABs STAB moves, defensive utility, and Recover, giving it longevity, Latios is a formidable wallbreaker that can use its serviceable defensive utility in tandem with Recover to be an offensive threat that has longevity and key traits to bring to a team (decided to move this earlier since its the same idea as soul dew, reasons why lati is a formidable wallbreaker). Thunderbolt is key coverage to nail Slowking, Empoleon, Tornadus-T, and Mandibuzz super effectively while doing good neutral damage to checks like Tinkaton and Scizor. Flip Turn allows Latios to gain momentum against and wear down threats like Excadrill, Slowking, and Tyranitar. Recover lets Latios pivot into the likes of Keldeo, Cobalion, (ac) and Zapdos while not having to worry about being worn down as well as offset offsetting recoil damage from Life Orb. Soul Dew is the preferred item option due to it amplifying Latios's STABs STAB moves while keeping move flexibility, but while Life Orb is an option to give extra power to Latios's coverage moves as well at the cost of being worn down easier more easily. Tera Steel lets Latios avoid revenge killing from getting revenge killed by Pokemon like Greninja, Ogerpon, Mamoswine, and Lokix. It also lets it act as a reliable switch-in against Hydrapple and Rhyperior as well as gain a Toxic poison immunity, although it can no longer switch into Cobalion and Zapdos.

Latios largely fits on offense and bulky offense teams as a useful wallbreaker that provides much needed defensive utility against foes like Zapdos and Cobalion. Pivots like Lokix and Zapdos can bring Latios in safely to wallbreak while working to helping it (changed for clarity) overwhelm shared checks such as Tinkaton and Tyranitar. Zapdos also checks Pokemon that threaten Latios such as Mienshao and Excadrill, while Lokix helps revenge kill revenge kills faster threats like Greninja and Booster Energy Iron Crown. Tornadus-T can also bring Latios in safely while being a good source of defensive utility against the likes of Greninja and Iron Crown, not to mention it can wear and wearing (changed to parallel the rest of the clause) down Pokemon like Slowking and Metagross for Latios it. Tinkaton and Rhyperior can provide Stealth Rock support to put threats like Slowking and Assault Vest Tornadus-T in range of KOes KOs more easily. Sandy Shocks can set up Spikes, help wear down Tornadus-T, and bring Latios in against Hydrapple. Araquanid is a good enabler for Latios in on Sticky Web teams, slowing down faster threats like Greninja, Choice Scarf Mienshao, and Choice Scarf Zarude as well as helping it avoid a Speed tie (rh) with Ogerpon-C.

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[SET]
name: 3 Attacks + Recover
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Luster Purge
move 3: Thunderbolt / Flip Turn
move 4: Recover
item: Soul Dew / Life Orb
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
tera type: Steel

[SET COMMENTS]

With access to Soul Dew amplifying the power of its STABs STAB moves, defensive utility, and Recover giving it longevity, Latios is a formidable wallbreaker that can use its serviceable defensive utility in tandem with Recover to be an offensive threat that has longevity and key traits to bring to a team (decided to move this earlier since its the same idea as soul dew, reasons why lati is a formidable wallbreaker). Thunderbolt is key coverage to nail Slowking, Empoleon, Tornadus-T, and Mandibuzz super effectively while doing good neutral damage to checks like Tinkaton and Scizor. Flip Turn allows Latios to gain momentum against and wear down threats like Excadrill, Slowking, and Tyranitar. Recover lets Latios pivot into the likes of Keldeo, Cobalion, (ac) and Zapdos while not having to worry about being worn down, (AC) as well as offset offsetting recoil damage from Life Orb. Soul Dew is the preferred item option due to amplifying amplifies (filler) Latios's STABs STAB moves while keeping its move flexibility, but Life Orb is an option to give extra power to Latios's coverage moves as well at the cost of being worn wearing it down easier more easily. Tera Steel lets Latios avoid revenge killing from getting revenge killed by Pokemon like Greninja, Ogerpon, Mamoswine, and Lokix. It also lets it Latios act as a reliable switch-in against Hydrapple and Rhyperior as well as gain giving it a Toxic Poison immunity, although it can no longer switch into Cobalion and Zapdos after using Tera Steel.

Latios largely fits on offense and bulky offense teams as a useful wallbreaker that provides much-needed (AH) defensive utility against foes like Zapdos and Cobalion. Pivots like Lokix and Zapdos can bring Latios in safely to wallbreak while working to helping it (changed for clarity) overwhelm shared checks such as Tinkaton and Tyranitar. Zapdos also checks Pokemon that threaten Latios such as Mienshao and Excadrill, while Lokix helps revenge kill revenge kills faster threats like Greninja and Booster Energy Iron Crown. Tornadus-T can also bring Latios in safely while being a good source of defensive utility against the likes of Greninja and Iron Crown, not to mention it can wear and wearing (changed to parallel the rest of the clause) down Pokemon like Slowking and Metagross for Latios it. Tinkaton and Rhyperior can provide Stealth Rock support to put threats like Slowking and Assault Vest Tornadus-T in range of KOes KOs more easily. Sandy Shocks can set up Spikes, help wear down Tornadus-T, and bring Latios in against Hydrapple. Araquanid is a good enabler for Latios in on Sticky Web teams, slowing down faster threats like Greninja, Choice Scarf Mienshao, and Choice Scarf Zarude as well as helping it avoid a Speed tie (rh) with Ogerpon-C.

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