OU Assault Vest Tyranitar

LL

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[SET]
name: Assault Vest
move 1: Rock Slide
move 2: Crunch
move 3: Pursuit
move 4: Earthquake
item: Assault Vest
ability: Sand Stream
nature: Careful
evs: 184 HP / 232 SpD / 92 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Rock Slide is used over Stone Edge as a Rock-type STAB option because it's much more reliable while still retaining necessary damage on key threats such as Volcarona, Mega Charizard Y, and Tornadus-T. While Crunch is the main Dark-type STAB move used on this set to deal consistent damage, Pursuit is necessary to prevent threats such as Mega Alakazam and Mega Latios from switching out. Earthquake is a solid coverage option that allows Tyranitar to threaten to OHKO Heatran and Magnezone while doing decent damage to threats such as Toxapex, Magearna, and opposing Tyranitar.

Set Details
========

Assault Vest allows Tyranitar to become an effective check for many of the tier's most threatening special attackers such as Mega Charizard Y, Mega Alakazam, and Heatran. 92 EVs are put into Speed to allow Tyranitar to outspeed Mega Mawile and hit it with Earthquake. 182 HP EVs allow Tyranitar to avoid the 2HKO from Mega Latios's Earthquake. The rest of the EVs are put into Special Defense to allow Tyranitar to tank even some of the strongest special attacks in the tier such as +1 Savage Spin-Out from Volcarona with Assault Vest.

Usage Tips
========

Avoid unnecessarily switching Tyranitar into Pokemon aside from the ones that it's needed to check, as it lacks reliable recovery and is prone to getting worn down into range of moves such as Corkscrew Crash from Heatran and Focus Blast from Mega Alakazam. In a similar vein, try to keep entry hazards off the field when switching in Tyranitar so that it doesn't get worn down as quickly and can do its job well. Try to wear down Pokemon such as Mega Latios and Mega Alakazam with your teammates so that you don't have to win a mind game in order to Pursuit trap them. If possible, try to sacrifice an expendable teammate when attempting to trap Mega Alakazam because Focus Blast can 2HKO Tyranitar as it switches in.

Team Options
========

Assault Vest Tyranitar tends to find itself on teams that appreciate the role compression and teambuilding flexibility that the set provides. Teammates that can help Tyranitar heal throughout the match, such as Tapu Bulu and Wish Clefable, are very helpful because they allow you to play Tyranitar more aggressively throughout the match. Pokemon that can break through the opposing team when the likes of Mega Latios and Mega Alakazam have been removed, such as Heatran and Mega Charizard Y, make excellent teammates for Assault Vest Tyranitar. Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Tornadus-T and Zapdos is very useful, as entry hazards being off the field allows Tyranitar to switch around more freely throughout the game.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[LL, 144451 ]]
 
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Jordy

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[Moves]

  • Earthquake is a solid coverage option that allows Tyranitar to threaten to OHKO Heatran and Magnezone while doing decent damage to threats such as Tapu Koko and opposing Tyranitar.
2HKOing Toxapex is pretty nice as well, so mention that.

[Set Details]

You should definitely explain why you could be running Assault Vest on Tyranitar, because it's not self explanatory at all considering Choice Band and Choice Scarf are also options.

1/3, great analysis as usual
 

locri

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explain crunch and pursuit in moves. i know it’s obvious to most people but some of the smogdex audience may not quite get the double dark stab thing. you can just say something like “while crunch is the main dark stab and dishes out reliable damage, pursuit is pivotal to trap the likes of blah blah blah...”.

mention speedier variants in set details too. 168 spe for mega mawile in specific. evs: 64 hp / 100 atk / 176 spd / 168 spe with a careful nature. the original idea was to mention only the speed benchmark from the qc discussion but i think giving the readers the actual ev spread is better so that they don’t take evs from where they shouldn’t and end up losing to a volc high roll or smth.

add a brief mention on team options on how it usually finds itself into more offensive teams because of the role compression and shit.

good work bud 2/3
 

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[SET COMMENTS]
Moves

"while doing decent damage to threats such as Toxapex and opposing Tyranitar." mention Magearna as well here

Set Details

change spread to

Tyranitar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 184 HP / 232 SpD / 92 Spe
Careful Nature
- Rock Slide
- Crunch
- Pursuit
- Earthquake

as discussed in QC channel and change the section to reflect

Team Options

"Assault Vest Tyranitar tends to find itself on teams that are more offensive in nature" dunno abt that, almost all of avtar's usage is on balance/bulkier variants of BO. I'd say just rework this part and leave the part abt role compression in

good work, 3/3
 

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GP 1/2
[SET]
name: Assault Vest
move 1: Rock Slide
move 2: Crunch
move 3: Pursuit
move 4: Earthquake
item: Assault Vest
ability: Sand Stream
nature: Careful
evs: 182 HP / 232 SpD / 92 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Rock Slide is used over Stone Edge as a Rock-type STAB option because it's much more reliable, (RC) while still retaining doing necessary damage ton key threats such as Volcarona, Mega Charizard Y, and Tornadus-T. While Crunch is the main Dark-type STAB move used on this set to deal consistent damage, Pursuit is necessary to prevent threats such as Mega Alakazam and Mega Latios from switching out. Earthquake is a solid coverage option that allows Tyranitar to threaten to OHKO Heatran and Magnezone while doing decent damage to threats such as Toxapex, Magearna, and opposing Tyranitar.

Set Details
========

Assault Vest allows Tyranitar to become an effective check for many of the tier'(apo)s most threatening special attackers such as Mega Charizard Y, Mega Alakazam, and Heatran. 92 EVs are put into Speed to allow Tyranitar to outspeed Mega Mawile and hit it with Earthquake. (AP) 182 HP EVs allow Tyranitar to avoid the 2HKO from Mega Latios's Earthquake. The rest of the EVs are put into HP and Special Defense alongside an Assault Vest to allow Tyranitar to tank even some of the strongest special attacks in the tier such as +1 Savage Spino-(AH)Out from Volcarona. The HP EVs specifically allow Tyranitar to avoid the 2HKO from Mega Latios's Earthquake. The rest of the EVs are put into Attack in order to maximize the power of Pursuit, allowing Tyranitar to trap key threats, such as Mega Latios and Mega Alakazam, from higher ranges of HP. with the Assault Vest.

Usage Tips
========

Avoid switching Tyranitar into Pokemon aside from the ones that it's needed to check unnecessarily, as it lacks reliable recovery and is worn to getting worn down into range of moves such as Corkscrew Crash from Heatran and Focus Blast from Mega Alakazam. In a similar vein, try to keep entry hazards off the field when switching in Tyranitar so that it doesn't get worn down as quickly and can do its job well. Try to wear down Pokemon such as Mega Latios and Mega Alakazam with your teammates so that you don't have to win a 50/50 in order to Pursuit trap them. If possible, try to sack an expendable teammate when attempting to trap Mega Alakazam because Focus Blast can 2HKO Tyranitar upon switch-in.

Team Options
========

Assault Vest Tyranitar tends to find itself on teams that appreciate the role compression and teambuidlding flexibility that the set provides. Teammates that can help Tyranitar heal throughout the match, such as Tapu Bulu and Wish Clefable, are very helpful because they allow you to play Tyranitar more aggressively throughout the match, as it can be healed up later. Pokemon that appreciate Mega Latios and Mega Alakazam being removed, such as Heatran and Mega Charizard Y, make excellent teammates for Assault Vest Tyranitar, as they can break through the opposing team when appropriate threats have been removed. Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Tornadus-T and Zapdos is very useful, as entry hazards being off the field allows Tyranitar to switch around more freely throughout the game.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[LL, 144451 ]]

add credits for qc and gp, mine is lotiasite, 302985
 

LL

DEFENSIVE SASH LANDO
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GP 1/2
[SET]
name: Assault Vest
move 1: Rock Slide
move 2: Crunch
move 3: Pursuit
move 4: Earthquake
item: Assault Vest
ability: Sand Stream
nature: Careful
evs: 182 HP / 232 SpD / 92 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Rock Slide is used over Stone Edge as a Rock-type STAB option because it's much more reliable, (RC) while still retaining doing necessary damage ton key threats such as Volcarona, Mega Charizard Y, and Tornadus-T. While Crunch is the main Dark-type STAB move used on this set to deal consistent damage, Pursuit is necessary to prevent threats such as Mega Alakazam and Mega Latios from switching out. Earthquake is a solid coverage option that allows Tyranitar to threaten to OHKO Heatran and Magnezone while doing decent damage to threats such as Toxapex, Magearna, and opposing Tyranitar.

Set Details
========

Assault Vest allows Tyranitar to become an effective check for many of the tier'(apo)s most threatening special attackers such as Mega Charizard Y, Mega Alakazam, and Heatran. 92 EVs are put into Speed to allow Tyranitar to outspeed Mega Mawile and hit it with Earthquake. (AP) 182 HP EVs allow Tyranitar to avoid the 2HKO from Mega Latios's Earthquake. The rest of the EVs are put into HP and Special Defense alongside an Assault Vest to allow Tyranitar to tank even some of the strongest special attacks in the tier such as +1 Savage Spino-(AH)Out from Volcarona. The HP EVs specifically allow Tyranitar to avoid the 2HKO from Mega Latios's Earthquake. The rest of the EVs are put into Attack in order to maximize the power of Pursuit, allowing Tyranitar to trap key threats, such as Mega Latios and Mega Alakazam, from higher ranges of HP. with the Assault Vest.

Usage Tips
========

Avoid switching Tyranitar into Pokemon aside from the ones that it's needed to check unnecessarily, as it lacks reliable recovery and is worn to getting worn down into range of moves such as Corkscrew Crash from Heatran and Focus Blast from Mega Alakazam. In a similar vein, try to keep entry hazards off the field when switching in Tyranitar so that it doesn't get worn down as quickly and can do its job well. Try to wear down Pokemon such as Mega Latios and Mega Alakazam with your teammates so that you don't have to win a 50/50 in order to Pursuit trap them. If possible, try to sack an expendable teammate when attempting to trap Mega Alakazam because Focus Blast can 2HKO Tyranitar upon switch-in.

Team Options
========

Assault Vest Tyranitar tends to find itself on teams that appreciate the role compression and teambuidlding flexibility that the set provides. Teammates that can help Tyranitar heal throughout the match, such as Tapu Bulu and Wish Clefable, are very helpful because they allow you to play Tyranitar more aggressively throughout the match, as it can be healed up later. Pokemon that appreciate Mega Latios and Mega Alakazam being removed, such as Heatran and Mega Charizard Y, make excellent teammates for Assault Vest Tyranitar, as they can break through the opposing team when appropriate threats have been removed. Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Tornadus-T and Zapdos is very useful, as entry hazards being off the field allows Tyranitar to switch around more freely throughout the game.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[LL, 144451 ]]

add credits for qc and gp, mine is lotiasite, 302985
implemented, talked on discord and realized that set writeups don't need credits since only the writer is credited on site for them
 

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252 SpA Adaptability Lucario-Mega Aura Sphere vs. 184 HP / 232+ SpD Assault Vest Tyranitar in Sand: 248-296 (64 - 76.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

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GP 2/2
[SET]
name: Assault Vest
move 1: Rock Slide
move 2: Crunch
move 3: Pursuit
move 4: Earthquake
item: Assault Vest
ability: Sand Stream
nature: Careful
evs: 182 HP / 232 SpD / 92 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Rock Slide is used over Stone Edge as a Rock-type STAB option because it's much more reliable while still retaining necessary damage on key threats such as Volcarona, Mega Charizard Y, and Tornadus-T. While Crunch is the main Dark-type STAB move used on this set to deal consistent damage, Pursuit is necessary to prevent threats such as Mega Alakazam and Mega Latios from switching out. Earthquake is a solid coverage option that allows Tyranitar to threaten to OHKO Heatran and Magnezone while doing decent damage to threats such as Toxapex, Magearna, and opposing Tyranitar.

Set Details
========

Assault Vest allows Tyranitar to become an effective check for many of the tier's most threatening special attackers such as Mega Charizard Y, Mega Alakazam, and Heatran. 92 EVs are put into Speed to allow Tyranitar to outspeed Mega Mawile and hit it with Earthquake. 182 HP EVs allow Tyranitar to avoid the 2HKO from Mega Latios's Earthquake. The rest of the EVs are put into Special Defense to allow Tyranitar to tank even some of the strongest special attacks in the tier such as +1 Savage Spin-Out from Volcarona with the Assault Vest.

Usage Tips
========

Avoid unnecessarily switching Tyranitar into Pokemon aside from the ones that it's needed to check unnecessarily, as it lacks reliable recovery and is worn prone to getting worn down into range of moves such as Corkscrew Crash from Heatran and Focus Blast from Mega Alakazam. In a similar vein, try to keep entry hazards off the field when switching in Tyranitar so that it doesn't get worn down as quickly and can do its job well. Try to wear down Pokemon such as Mega Latios and Mega Alakazam with your teammates so that you don't have to win a 50/50 mind game in order to Pursuit trap them. If possible, try to sack sacrifice an expendable teammate when attempting to trap Mega Alakazam because Focus Blast can 2HKO Tyranitar upon switch-in as it switches in.

Team Options
========

Assault Vest Tyranitar tends to find itself on teams that appreciate the role compression and teambuilding flexibility that the set provides. Teammates that can help Tyranitar heal throughout the match, such as Tapu Bulu and Wish Clefable, are very helpful because they allow you to play Tyranitar more aggressively throughout the match, as it can be healed up later. Pokemon that appreciate can break through the opposing team when the likes of Mega Latios and Mega Alakazam being have been removed, such as Heatran and Mega Charizard Y, make excellent teammates for Assault Vest Tyranitar, as they can break through the opposing team when appropriate threats have been removed. Entry hazard removal from Pokemon such as Tornadus-T and Zapdos is very useful, as entry hazards being off the field allows Tyranitar to switch around more freely throughout the game.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[LL, 144451 ]]
 

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