" Ubers is a tier where you can use every Pokemon in the game bar Mega-Rayquaza. So, Wynaut use PU Pokemon?"
Hi Everyone, Antacool here !! I'm proud to present to you an OP Ubers team. One again! and Nope, no Primal Groudon. No Arceus. Neither Xerneas, nor Megas.
Just PU Pokemon.
And yes, this is serious and it's not a joke.
This RMT is created to thank all of you to promote me in Ubers Room after my match against Krauersaut, with this team. I bet some of you will ask me if I smoked or anything to present a PU team for Ubers, and why not simply use E-Killer, GeoXerneas, and Stealth Rock Primal-Groudon.
Simply because I use them coupled with Prankster Liepard, and Liepard is NU and not PU!
Alright Seriously, don't give me other suggests like Top-Tier Ubers Pokemon. I know they have a way better Base Stats Total. This RMT is aimed to prove that PU Pokemon could be viable in Ubers, but was basically a joke team who actually work pretty well thanks to somewhat an effect of surprise. And because honestly, when you build Ubers teams, you don't really predict to face a Specs Glaceon or a banded Rampardos under Trick Room. The Klefki of the strategy, TRICK ROOM!!
I peaked 1622 with this team, and yes, this is actually HUGE. Because 1500-1600 is a good laddering score for an UBERS team. But for a PU team. God Arceus!!! One of my replay below proves my peak.
I started with the most viable Ho-Oh, Primal-Groudon, and Mega-Salamence check in the game. Of course, an Unranked Pokemon in Ubers which is by theory worst than Chansey and Arceus Ice. As it's said.
A great choice. A necessary choice for my team. Sometimes I have some trouble with Smack Down Primal-Groudon, but still, he does really a great job by placing Trick Room and using status moves.
Here is my second Trick Room setter. Mega-Diancie doesn't have Sturdy and can't carry a Focus Sash. So here is another PU, Carbink, which has the same typing and is a good Trick Room lead. Magic Bounce Diancie is sooooo obvious, but Magic Coat Carbink isn't. You can call back your Skill Swap Deoxys-S.
Extreme Killer Arceus and Ho-Oh's attacks are nothing compared with Banded Rampardos. This monster laughs at your Extreme Speeds under Trick Room and just Smashes everything you put on the field bar Steelix. Yveltal and Lugia are the best physically Defensive stallers? No, No, and NO!
Why would you use Primal-Groudon when Marowak has more Attack and better coverage?
And plus, who takes pretty nicely Foul Play for a physically attacker and doesn't care of Ditto??
Everything is said, the second Physical Attacker just has a great item called Thick Club, doubling it's Attack, and a low Base Speed which is perfect to use under Trick Room.
AHHH the good'ol Wobb. Was Uber for good reasons but is now PU. This thing is broken under Trick Room. Using a speedy Encore is just epic and is such a good support move for my sweepers and Trick Room setters. He helps also against Kyogre and Xerneas. Geomancy? Good Try.
The SO EPIC Glaceon. RIP Groundceus. Specs Glaceon is my Special Sweeper and nothing won't enjoy taking STAB Ice moves bar Kyogre. He also helps against Giratina who is pretty annoying. And the bulk tho. Extreme Speed do like Nothing. GLACEON4UBERS
Presentation of the Team:
Best PU ever (Solrock) @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
IVs: 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Morning Sun
I think this is my 4th RMT using it. My old SD Mega-Rayquaza check still does great in the actual Metagame. Rock typing + Levitate is the key of its success, letting him switch into Physical Primal-Groudon (and also defensive Lava Plume variants), Mega-Salamence, and Ho-Oh. A PU pokemon doing that, like no other Ubers! The set is self explained, Trick Room offers to my slow PU Pokemon the opportunity to go first during 5 turns. Using Toxic and Will-O-Wisp are the best moves to use against the mentionned threats, the first one against Ho-Oh and Groudon, and the second one against every other non Fire type sweepers like Extreme Killer Arceus and Mega-Kanga. Morning Sun helps Solrock to stay as long as possible on the field to place several times Trick Room during the match.
Stone Edge is an option if you fear Substitute sweepers, but you need to remove a very needed Status move for it.
PU Diancie (Carbink) @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
IVs: 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Stealth Rock
- Magic Coat
Carbink is so bulky. He checks some various threats like Yveltal, Darkrai, most versions of Deoxys, and also Geomancy Xerneas (He has 90% chance to survive +2 Moonblast after Stealth Rocks damage and Leftovers Recovery). Not surprising, because yeah, it's a PU Pokemon. Very simple to use, lead with it or check a threat, place Stealth Rock and Trick Room. When it's low HP, use Explosion to break a probable Sub and put safely on the field one of the PU monster. Sturdy is not that useful most of the time, but when you have it against a Primal-Kyogre or Scarf Genesect turn 1, you can be pleased. The last move is Magic Coat. Bouncing Spikes, Dark Voids and Taunts is just awesome. You can't lose a lot of match ups with this PU beast.
PUissant (Rampardos) @ Choice Band
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
IVs: 0 Spe
- Head Smash
- Rock Slide
- Fire Punch
The Hit and Run PU Pokemon, who learn to Ubers what does POWER means (Puissant in French means Powerful, pun somewhat intended). Place it under Trick Room, click Head Smash and watch things die.
Wanna some calcs?
252+ Atk Choice Band Rampardos Head Smash vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Arceus: 411-484 (107.8 - 127%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ Atk Choice Band Rampardos Head Smash vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Arceus-Ground: 206-243 (46.3 - 54.7%) -- 97.7% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock
252+ Atk Choice Band Rampardos Head Smash vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Ferrothorn: 191-225 (54.2 - 63.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Choice Band Rampardos Head Smash vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Klefki: 261-307 (82.3 - 96.8%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
252+ Atk Choice Band Rampardos Head Smash vs. 0 HP / 248 Def Giratina-O: 382-450 (86.6 - 102%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
252+ Atk Choice Band Rampardos Head Smash vs. 128 HP / 0 Def Primal Groudon: 319-376 (85.5 - 100.8%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
252+ Atk Choice Band Rampardos Head Smash vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mega Lucario: 133-157 (47.3 - 55.8%) -- 82.4% chance to 2HKO
252+ Atk Choice Band Rampardos Head Smash vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Multiscale Lugia: 288-340 (69.2 - 81.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Choice Band Rampardos Head Smash vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Ho-Oh: 2104-2476 (506.9 - 596.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
Basically, nothing in Ubers can wall a simple PU pokemon. And the Rock type... a very very useful Extreme Speed resistance.
Head Smash is of course the most powerful move but induce big recoil (like 1/2 HPs when OHKOing an Arceus lol). Sheer Force Rock Slide is the alternated STAB move to not take recoil and to hit still very hard, and enough again to OHKO a big part of Ubers Sweepers after chip damages. Earthquake is there for Steels in general while doing good damage on Primal Groudon, and if you don't want to miss; and Fire Punch is there for the same reasons, but it's boosted by Sheer Force and hits harder Ferrothorn.
PU Pdon (Marowak) @ Thick Club
Ability: Rock Head
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
IVs: 0 Spe
- Stone Edge
- Double-Edge / Knock Off
WOW. Marowak is fearsome with its Thick Club attached. His attack reaches... 568. More than Adamant Primal Groudon! And it's PU. He does great Damage to most Ubers thanks to the QuakeEdge combo, combined with a 100% accurate coverage move. Substitute is the best option, as it prevents Marowak being burned or toxiced, while punishing the opponent who attempt to switch-predicting until Trick Room finish. Earthquake is the STAB of choice, doing massive damage and OHKOing Primal-Groudon after Stealth Rocks 100% of the time. Stone Edge, while having only 80% accuracy, hits Ho-Oh, Yveltal, Mega-Salamence and other big birds who don't fear Earthquake. Double Edge does great neutral damage in general, and hits Lati@s, while having a 100% accuracy that is very appreciated to finish a weakend bird. The same for Knock Off which is a bit weaker, but has the advantage to do as much as damage on Giratina-O compared with Stone Edge, and removes item of annoying stallers like Lugia.
Low Kick can also be run to hit Arceus and Ferrothorn for great damage, but Earthquake 2HKOes them anyway.
Old Uber PU (Wobbuffet) @ Leftovers
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
IVs: 0 Spe
- Mirror Coat
- Destiny Bond
Why would you use Mega-Gengar as a trapper when Wobbuffet is over 9000 times bulkier??
Wobbuffet does extremely good job in my team because he eliminates one threatening fearsome sweeper like Primal-Kyogre in a pinch. But not only! The best of the best is Encore. Under Trick Room, put Wobb on a setup sweeper and Encore it thanks to the low Wobb speed. Guaranteed kill. You just switch to banded Rampa, sub Marowak, or Glaceon and you hit for free. Or if it's the last turn of Trick Room, you just go to Solrock or Carbink to setup it again. Mirror Coat and Counter are obsiously here to retaliate. Destiny Bond makes Wobb a Revenge Killer once the HP are low, and if the opponent predicts it I just go for another Encore. So disgusting, but it's PU!
PU Kyurem (Glaceon) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Snow Cloak
EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 SpD
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power [Electric] / Sleep Talk
- Baton Pass
Using Glaceon in Ubers was something I wanted to do since a long time. Nobody use the Icy Eeveelution because of its Ice typing and it's low speed. But its Power is just Insane.
252+ SpA Choice Specs Glaceon Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Arceus: 207-244 (54.3 - 64%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
252+ SpA Choice Specs Glaceon Ice Beam vs. 128 HP / 0 SpD Primal Groudon: 264-312 (70.7 - 83.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
252+ SpA Choice Specs Glaceon Hidden Power Electric vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Primal Kyogre: 144-170 (42.1 - 49.7%) -- 87.5% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock
252+ SpA Choice Specs Glaceon Ice Beam vs. 104 HP / 0 SpD Xerneas: 246-291 (58.7 - 69.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
252+ SpA Choice Specs Glaceon Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Ferrothorn: 157-186 (44.6 - 52.8%) -- 24.6% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
252+ SpA Choice Specs Glaceon Blizzard vs. 248 HP / 52 SpD Ho-Oh: 195-231 (46.9 - 55.6%) -- 62.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
Ice is an amazing Stab to use in ORAS Ubers because of the few resists it possesses: only Kyogre and Bulky Steel Types like Klefki resists to these moves. His nice defensive stats allow him to resist moves like Extreme Speed and Sucker Punch quite easily, which make Glaceon a very interesting sweeper under Trick Room. Ice Beam is the 100% accurate Stab, Blizzard is when you want to hit harder for some reason (against more stally Pokemon), and Hidden Power Electric is the move you don't really should lock into but is here to 2HKO Offensive Primal-Kyogre. Sleep Talk seems better as you are not so Darkrai weak if you lost Carbink. Baton Pass can sometimes be usefull if you predict a switch and if you prefer to place Rampardos or Marowak for the sweep under Trick Room. Why not Kyurem-W instead? Because Glaceon is a PU. And not Fairy neither Dragon weak.
The Replays of PU Pokemon in action!!
http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ubers-225083562 (GG Krauersaut ^^)
http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ubers-229932846 (proof of my peak)
AND this was the battle of a Finale Tournament:
- Primal-Kyogre: not that threatening because Glaceon has Choice Specs Hidden Power Electric.
- Swords Dance Arceus: Especially Ghost. Ekiller is OK with Rampardos, even at +2 with Life Orb.
- Flash Cannon GeoXerneas. Damn, this should be Anything Goes.
- Mega-Lucario: I should opt for Battle Armor instead of Rock Head on Marowak, to avoid a +2 Bullet Punch crit. What a mistake, almost lost a match because of it.
- Iron Ball Ditto. Seriously, curse this thing.
- Skarmory: Swords Dance Weak Armor versions 6-0 me.
PUre Madness! I did it!! This RMT on a full PU team in Ubers is finished, and before leaving you and waiting for your comments and appreciations, don't forget to use sometimes your favourite Pokemon and not only the most powerful of them. Oh Wait, which GymLeader said that already??
Thank you to read my RMT!!!