I was focused on the heading.Sure I guess, but I was exclusively mentioning Ghost-types in my post.
Also, as mentioned in my last post, Body Press is no longer as broken as we thought it was. It is no longer boosted by Fur Coat or Eviolite, making it significantly less threatening. This pretty much invalidates having Body Press on mons that don't gain STAB, especially Ghost-types since they are prone to Spectral Thief. Stat boosts like Dauntless Shield and Cotton Guard still boost damage, but the loss of power that Fur Coat and Eviolite gave makes this move much easier to play around. That being said, there is still potential for sets to try Body Press + Cotton Guard with alternative abilities. These sets could make for an interesting setup sweeper, but still are prone to Haze, Spectral Thief, Topsy-Turvy, and other similar anti-setup strategies.
Darmanitan-Zen Mode Galar and Unova are now free! #FreeTheZ!
My new favorite set:
Zekrom @ Sitrus Berry
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 Atk / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
- Belly Drum
- Bolt Beak
- Fishous Rend
Bluff Unburden, hit on their switch to a Prankster Hazer, then double the damage and hit first with Copycat. Fishous is for Grounds, Bolt Beak is for STAB, and Belly Drum is because you are a “Turn 1 and done” set up kinda sweeper.
If you thought Zekrom was in need of a way to always go first, at maximum potential, you got it. If you want an Electric Terrain Boost, Dynamax can work when timed appropriately.
Darmanitan-Zen @ Leftovers
Ability: Ice Scales
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Lava Plume
- Parting Shot
- Defog / Stealth Rocks
I have been using it to counter Mewtwo, Refrigerate Kyurem-W (and Imposterproof the set I listed in my prior Kyurem-W post), as well as handle Specs Reshiram, and Eternatus. It takes a good hit, and softens the blows via Parting Shot. I see many Darm-Z in teams, and I am quite impressed that it was a temp banned Pokemon that people quickly used right after it was unbanned (without announcement). So proud!
I have been seeing a lot of Sniper Draco Meteor sets in Kyurem-W and Reshiram, which can 2HKO even Calm Ice Scales, but then again, only a few Steels can switch into those regardless. My point being, RegenVest isn’t cutting it like it used to, as Parting Shot, TopsyTurvey and Haze wont save you. I see Ice Scales and Fur Coat becoming mainstays and middle grounds like RegenVest being replaced as we just don’t have enough bulky Pokemon to use it with.