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Battle Stadium Singles Team Bazaar

Do you have a Battle Stadium Singles team that you want to share with the community? You came to the right place!

This thread will be where you can casually share the teams that you had success with on the Showdown or Switch ladder, without the need to make an entire RMT thread. Do keep in mind that this does not mean you can post ANY team; this thread also doubles as a resource thread for players to see potential teams to use. We reserve the right to delete any teams that does not appear polished or complete, so make sure your team is well tested.

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Day 1 Bazaar Teams

They represent common trends I saw in the ps and cart ladder but no guarantees on optimizations or anything ofc.

If they look kind of the same, it's because they are.

As usual, I will post updates and better teams when the metagame has settled down a bit past the new Pokemon craze.


Cheers and happy laddering.
:Landorus-Therian: :Cinderace-Gmax: :Tapu Fini: :Mimikyu: :Celesteela: :Porygon2:
The Big 6 balance team for series 7.

Rental: 0000 0000 FCL9 7C

Landorus-Therian (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 212 HP / 196 Atk / 4 Def / 92 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Fly
- Rock Tomb
- Swords Dance

Defensive Calcs:
252 SpA Life Orb Zapdos Max Airstream vs. 212 HP / 92 SpD Dynamax Landorus-Therian: 164-192 (42.9 - 50.2%) -- 1.6% chance to 2HKO
4 SpA Porygon2 Ice Beam vs. 212 HP / 92 SpD Landorus-Therian: 156-184 (81.6 - 96.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

A bulky set, but has potential to give offensive pressure with Swords Dance. Often cushions against Cinderace.

Cinderace-Gmax @ Assault Vest
Ability: Libero
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 108 Atk / 52 Def / 60 SpD / 36 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Pyro Ball
- High Jump Kick
- Bounce
- Gunk Shot

Defensive Calcs:
252 Atk Life Orb Libero Cinderace-Gmax Max Airstream vs. 252 HP / 52 Def Dynamax Cinderace-Gmax: 157-187 (41.9 - 50%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO

Outspeeds Max Speed Landorus-Therian

This Cinderace has high chance of winning the mirror, using G-max Fireball on turn 1 and Max Airstream on turn 2. AV helps switching in front of Porygon2 and fairy mons.

:Tapu Fini:
Tapu Fini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Misty Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Surf
- Moonblast
- Ice Beam
- Trick

A great Scarfer, in my opinion. This mon kills non-scarf Cinderace, Dragapult, Pheromosa, Urshifu, etc. Ice Beam gives pressure to Zapdos, Naganadel, Thundurus, etc. Trick is a mandatory move that stops bulky mons.

Mimikyu @ Life Orb
Ability: Disguise
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Phantom Force
- Play Rough
- Shadow Sneak
- Swords Dance

The best late-game sweeper, in my opinion. Very standard set.

Celesteela @ Power Herb
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 148 HP / 20 Def / 252 SpA / 44 SpD / 44 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Flash Cannon
- Flamethrower
- Energy Ball
- Meteor Beam

Defensive Calcs:
252 Atk Life Orb Cinderace-Gmax G-Max Fire Ball vs. 148 HP / 20 Def Dynamax Celesteela: 312-369 (81.6 - 96.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Max Lightning (140 BP) vs. 148 HP / 44 SpD Dynamax Celesteela: 315-374 (82.4 - 97.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

A dedicated sweeper, used against cycle oriented team matchups like Nihilego-Celesteela-Swampert. Meteor Beam is used to kill Cinderace and Zapdos switching in. Usually, if the opposing pokemon can't OHKO Celesteela, use Meteor Beam and one of the two things might happen: 1) you can utilize the SpAtk buff to kill everything in the back, or 2) Cinderace or Zapdos switches in and dies.

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Download
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 4 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Giga Impact
- Ice Beam
- Discharge
- Recover

Defensive Calcs:
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Max Airstream vs. 244 HP / 252+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2: 83-99 (43.4 - 51.8%) -- 7.8% chance to 2HKO

A dedicated special cushion with a Dynamax sweeping potential. Giga Impact (Max Strike) with Download gives unexpected damage to many foes that uses Calm Mind or Taunt to stop Porygon2.

1) Scarf Fini Lead + Mimikyu in the back
The most standard play. Do some damage with Fini and then Mimikyu will sweep later. The third mon is Landorus, Cinderace, or Porygon2 depending on the opposing pokemon that can threaten Scarf Fini Lead.

2) Celesteela Lead + Lando or Pory2 in the back
Against cycle based teams like Nihilego-Celesteela-Swampert, I lead Celesteela. Utilize Meteor Beam or/and Beast Boost properly to sweep and prepare to cushion opposing Cinderace or Zapdos leads with Lando or Pory2.
Some teams from S12, list will be updated as they go onto Nouthuca. I've put notes of the EV spreads and few other things in spoiler. I'll probably finish the rest of them later on since Ive been running low on motivation.

Rank 2:
Team: :Urshifu: :porygon2: :toxapex: :dracovish: :zapdos: :excadrill:
Urshifu, endure seen as just the best move anti-dynamax after iron head/pjab werent performing. Can waste Dmax/rack up tspike damage.

P2 lives HJK from LO Cinderace. Hyper beam with analytic ohkos cinderace. Defence for typical lando, dnite, chomp, dpult

Tspikes on pex for wearing down stuff like vish and working with sub/endure. Speed for opposing pex and speedcreeping Glastrier.

band for hippo and hitting ferro/pex harder on vish

Zapdos lives 2 max lightnings from LO zapdos after maranga activation, speed for Naga at +1 and ada vish. Anti-zap/naga check.

Drill defence endures +2 mimi phantom force 15/16 rolls, max speed, remainder in Spdef. For regieleki/nihilego cores

Rank 3:
Team: :hippowdon: :zapdos: :ferrothorn: :nihilego: :urshifu: :mimikyu:

Rank 8:
Team: :latios: :scizor: :zapdos: :dracovish: :porygon2: :hippowdon:

Rank 9:
Team: :Urshifu-Rapid-strike: :dragonite: :rillaboom: :darmanitan-galar: :zapdos: :excadrill:
Dual Stab on the urshifu, but with tpunch since darm invites in a lot of fini brings.

Dragonite spdef > def for download. Max HP and adamant for efficient ev spend. The speed is for Naganadel at +1.

Same for excadrill with the download going to attack, hits 270 under sand generally a good dmax sweeper.

Darm lives banded rillaboom grassy glide, faster than scarf ada lando or +1 ada.

Rillaboom speed for TTar rest into bulk and attack

Rank 10/12:
Team: :Dracovish: :zapdos: :heatran: :whimsicott: :excadrill: :mimikyu:

Rank 11:
Team: :hippowdon: :naganadel: :ferrothorn: :nihilego: :dracovish: :rotom-wash:

Rank 13:
Team: :Urshifu-Rapid-strike: :dragonite: :rillaboom: :darmanitan-galar: :zapdos: :excadrill:

Rank 19:
Team: :Spectrier: :pheromosa: :dragonite: :chansey: :toxapex: :quagsire:

Rank 20:
Team: :zapdos: :landorus-therian: :porygon2: :ferrothorn: :mimikyu: :dracovish:
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I looked through the top blogteams for the ones that still have Rental Codes with them. A lot of them are actually linked in Ika's post but I know beginners might not know to actually click the links, so here are a list of 7 still active rental codes. I have checked them still being up today on (December 17th, 2020), and took the screenshots in English so you guys can actually read the moves lul.

I would have posted these in the thread but the thread is locked!

Please visit their blogs for in-depth description of the team.
:arctozolt: :magnezone: :rhyperior: :dragonite: :dracovish: :urshifu:
:urshifu: :dragonite: :rillaboom: :darmanitan-galar: :excadrill: :zapdos:
:hippowdon: :nihilego: :naganadel: :dracovish: :ferrothorn: :rotom-wash:
:zapdos: :urshifu: :rillaboom: :darmanitan-galar: :dragonite: :excadrill:
:arcanine: :dragapult: :landorus-therian: :tapu fini: :zapdos: :stakataka:
:kartana: :swampert: :zapdos: :tapu fini: :garchomp: :urshifu:
:dragonite: :tapu fini: :rotom-heat: :excadrill: :mimikyu: :rillaboom:
:swampert: :slowking-galar: :buzzwole: :dracovish: :zapdos: :mimikyu:
:naganadel: :zapdos: :garchomp: :suicune: :mimikyu: :glastrier:
:hippowdon: :zapdos: :ferrothorn: :nihilego: :Urshifu: :dragapult:
:tapu fini: :moltres: :mamoswine: :dracovish: :urshifu: :tyranitar:
:cinderace: :pheromosa: :toxapex: :hippowdon: :chansey: :zapdos:
:hippowdon: :zapdos: :ferrothorn: :nihilego: :primarina: :mimikyu:
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Here is the Team I made for season 13. It uses Scarf Entei to surprise the opponent and burn his mons. Entei to C!

:entei: :porygon2: :mimikyu: :primarina: :thundurus: :rillaboom:


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Switch Code (Slight differences to Pokepaste Team. Pokepaste Team is better)

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Literally just started using this team and the 1st match I go into they swap in lando and I didnt noticed your entei had no inner foucs, a real disappointment.

Decided to go in depth to see what else didnt match cause alot DID NOT MATCH UP.
What is actually in the team

Mostly my fault for not comparing the pokepaste to the switch code image despite it showing detusche but to say " Slight differences to Pokepaste Team " is a far cry. I literally cannot recommend anyone else to use this team till they check out this pokepaste to make sure thye know what they are getting themselves into if they plan to ladder on cart.
Hi, today I introduce my Tapu Lele team. Some of the text is translated by Google, so if you have any questions, please ask me :)

:Tapu Lele: :Blaziken: :Landorus-Therian: :Zapdos: :Ferrothorn: :Dragapult:



Taking advantage of Tapu Lele's Turn 1 Dynamax
Tapu Lele is a Pokémon that often possesses Choice Scarf and induces opponent's Dynamax or Steel-type switches a lot. As for Dynamax, Tapu Lele can take advantage of the opponent's expectations by Dynamaxing Turn 1. For Max Airstream user slower than Tapu Lele, you can win one-on-one with Max Guard → Max Mindstorm → Max Guard → Psychic.

Tactics using Psychic Terrain
Mimikyu and Cinderace are powerful Pokémon that can't be beaten even with Tapu Lele's Dynamax. These are handled by switching into Landorus-T. Break Mimikyu's Disguise with U-turn and switch into Dragapult, then you don't need to worry about Shadow Sneak thanks to Psychic Terrain(If they use Max Starfall first, use Substitute → Phantom Force). Against Cinderace, keep using Rock Tomb to slow it down and support the Pokémon behind.

Ferrothorn + Blaziken versus opponent's Steel-types
Many steel Pokémon in the current metagame include Ferrothorn, Celesteela, and Excadrill. Among them, Ferrothorn and Excadrill can be handled with this team's Ferrothorn. By setting the speed of Ferrothorn to min speed +3, it is advantageous to the mirror with a preemptive Iron Defense → Body Press. Since Celesteela has hardly any form of investment in Special Defense in the recent metagame, it is forcibly cut with Tapu Lele and then dealt with Blaziken. Blaziken uses Coba Berry to withstand Celesteela's +1 Max Airstream during Dynamax.

Complementary Zapdos
Among the five Pokémon so far, Zapdos was adopted because of the lack of Airstream user and the need for a Special Attacker that puts great pressure on the opponent's picks. Since the opponent's Yawn + Stealth Rock is cumbersome, I decided to give Substitute, and because my team has Ferrothorn, I chose Volt Switch to counter the opponent's Zapdos counters.

Thus I decided to use the following Pokémon in order:
:Tapu Lele::Landorus-Therian::Dragapult::Ferrothorn::Blaziken::Zapdos:

:Tapu Lele:
Tapu Lele @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Psychic Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 76 HP / 52 Def / 140 SpA / 4 SpD / 236 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Moonblast
- Focus Blast
- Sleep Talk

252+ Atk Urshifu-Single Strike Wicked Blow vs. 76 HP / 52 Def Tapu Lele on a critical hit: 135-159 (87 - 102.5%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO
Outspeeds Max Speed Landorus-T +2

The Pokémon that forms the central axis of the team and is chosen as a lead for most matches because the range of one-on-one that can be won through the Turn 1 Dynamax, which was explained in the 'Team Concepts' section, is considerably widened. Focus Blast was chosen to hit Ferrothorn and Heatran with Max Knuckle, and Sleep Talk was chosen as an essential Max Guard frame. Both moves were rarely used outside of Dynamax.

Blaziken @ Coba Berry
Ability: Speed Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Close Combat
- Thunder Punch
- Swords Dance

Maybe a more flexible sweeper than Cinderace. There is a convenient rank-up option Swords Dance, Speed rises even if you just hit Max Guard, and all three of the Dynamax Attacking moves have effects related to power increase, so I think it is an excellent Pokémon. By using Coba Berry (Flying-type Reduce Berry), you can take advantage of the Dynamax battle with Airstream users. I thank to this Pokémon that gave my team the option of lategame Dynamax sweeping.

Landorus-Therian (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 92 Def / 164 SpD
Impish Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Tomb
- U-turn
- Bulk Up

+1 252+ Atk Life Orb Mimikyu Max Starfall (130 BP) vs. 252 HP / 92+ Def Landorus-T: 165-196 (84.1 - 100%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Max Airstream (140 BP) vs. 252 HP / 164 SpD Landorus-T: 165-195 (84.1 - 99.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

The second axis of the team and an excellent cushion with U-turn. This is a lubricant Pokemon that enables you to play in conjunction with Psychic Terrain, which was described at the 'Team Concepts' section. I wanted it to perform as team's ace in case of emergency, but there is no room to put Fly, so I decided to use Bulk Up instead of Swords Dance. Thanks to this, it was able to become stronger in the Landorus-T mirror after the Dynamax was over.

Zapdos @ Sharp Beak
Ability: Pressure
Level: 50
EVs: 76 HP / 252 SpA / 180 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Hurricane
- Substitute
- Roost

HP 16n-1
Outspeeds Max Speed Dragapult after Airstream

The second Turn 1 Dynamaxing Pokemon. Considering Excadrill and Magnezone, there were occasions when Heat Wave was needed, but against teams with such Pokémon, I was able to handle them sufficiently by picking another Pokémon, so I used it without modification. Although its pick rate was the lowest, I think it made up for the team's shortcomings with the highest Dynamax aptitude.

Ferrothorn @ Figy Berry
Ability: Iron Barbs
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Body Press
- Leech Seed
- Iron Defense

This Pokémon can handle most Steel-type Pokémon and Tapu Fini. The pressure of Iron Defense → Body Press or Leech Seed made the opponent make hard decisions, which was the best thing about this Pokémon. It worked well as a cushion because Turn 1 Dynamaxing Porygon2 was seen quite a bit in the middle and late this season. It was mostly picked simultaneously with Blaziken.

Dragapult @ Leftovers
Ability: Infiltrator
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Darts
- Phantom Force
- Dragon Dance
- Substitute

The third axis of the team. In order to deal with Mimikyu, Substitute and Phantom Force were essential, so it naturally became strong against Toxapex oriented stall teams. You can play flexibly by dragging the opponent's Dynamax turns to counterattack, or sometimes using Dragon Dance and sweep with Dynamax. I chose the Infiltrator ability not only to deal with Dual Screen teams, but also to induce opponent's misunderstanding when facing Landorus-T.


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Spent a lot of the weekend making some various creative teams using some of the more prominent legends for Series 8. Hopefully this can be a good start for those of you who have no idea what to do for this format!

If you like the teams, I encourage you to give them a try, or try out your own new build in our upcoming Cartridge Friendly Competition on Friday, February 5th, 8-11pm EST. The link to join the competition can be found here: Series 8 Kickoff Tour

My more successful teams (all did fairly decent in the high 1400 low 1500s PS ELO range upon preliminary testing)

Kyogre Balance

Main core of Zapdos, Ferro, Kyogre. Urshifu helps wallbreak special walls that dont mind those three I have and is incredibly hard to switch into. Chansey is specifically for the Yveltal matchup, but also can be used to spread status/rocks and wall any special attacker. Ditto is to combat Zacian and can also do some endgame stall shenanigans with Ferro/Zap

Zacian Screens
Boys, the plan is simple. Lead Lapras to get 6 turns of screens up. Put out Mimikyu to beat physical attackers, Dnite to beat special attackers Zacian in the back, but it can also be right after Lapras screens get up if they are weak to it. Load up and sweep. Zacian Quag is to beat opposing ditto. Urshifu helps in specific matchups like against Dusk Mane

Zygarde Stall
The idea behind this is to check as many threats in this format as possible and use Zygarde to win slow end-games, either running out timer for cart, PP stalling with rest on showdown, or outright sweeping.

Caly-Shadow Balance
This team generally leads Landorus and gets out rocks, and also selects calyrex. Your inner noob is gonna want to Dynamax Calyrex and unga bunga, but its a trap for you. Just use it to wallbreak with specs, and get out if you cant kill. Caly is too easily revenge killed so Trick to cripple walls like chansey/blissey, but otherwise just hit and run. In endgame Caly still can sweep. Heatran with Chople Berry beats Zacian, Dnite can set up on the other physical attackers, and Blissey is for Yveltal again. Ferro can be used to beat some stall variants, with Occa helping beat Fire coverage from the likes of opposing Blissey.

Slightly meme-y but still solid teams, did decently well in the 1300-1400 elo range, fun but could be optimized more:

Dialga Eject Trapper
This team is pretty hilarious, unless you are on the receiving end. Dialga is often the lead, you twave then eject pack out or steel beam out. You can also use Zapdos to Volt switch out, or Dmax if you need to take on something like Cinderace lead. Hopefully, you can bait in a blob (Chansey, Blissey, idk) and sweep them with your incoming Goth. This absolutely demolishes opposing stall. You can use Trick Scarf over the set I have for ease of use. On cart, hopefully you have no pokemon dead by the time Goth comes in, and you want to stall until the last minutes, then kill their 1 Pokemon before they can revenge kill you with a Dark-type, winning 3-2.

Zekrom Baton Pass
Idea is to go Scolipede, set up on slower mons, then pass to Clefable or Zekrom. Ditto helps pressure opposing setup, Nihilego is for Yveltal, and Urshifu-RS is to beat annoying disruptors like Hippowdon. In matchups where it makes sense, EQ can boost SpD for your pass recipient. Zekrom is the recipient of choice because he can ignore abilities and just set up on things like Quagsire, OHKO mimikyu, etc.


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A team I pumped out fast that's easy to use and has some basic plays.
*yay im first with a cart team this season/series
**Yes I made it masterball tier and am see-sawing my way up the global ladder


Team basically plays as either Zacian centric or not.

:zacian-crowned: and :garchomp: are your main 2 sweepers
  • Zacian literally not much to say but it goes BRRR on everything not quag, ditto, scarfed, resisting or counter+sash gimmick
  • Garchomp was picked as dragonite really failed me and something that can do damge while increasing speed helps (despite the def drops) was really beneficial to put pressure on the oppenets.

:zapdos: and :tapu fini: are phyiscal tanks with utility
  • Zapdos' eerie impulse is such a under-rated and fun move to stall Special attacks amd really punishes :Xerneas:s' that geomancy the same turn you use it.
  • Calm Mind and Nature's Madness really helps in gaining momentum/softening targets for Zacian or others to come in on.

:tyranitar: and :porygon2: are SpDef walls with nice niches.
  • +1 spdef under sand for rock types are very helpful for ttar as are setting up rocks and T-wave to ensure stuff are punished. DD and STAB rock blast helps break :Mimikyu: and helps chip at rock/physically weak mons
  • P-2's speed swap is a difficult thing to grasp at 1st since speed boosts aren't taken as well but to literally stop a :yveltal: from going BRRR 1v1, is really fun as this japanese spdef wall set is very fun. Just know you gotta heal after a speed swap cause you take damge to ensure you are going to be fast and watch out for taunt users as they might stop you from Recovering

Special Thanks to Theorymon Kiby Ika Ika Musume 1_TrickPhony for help direct and indirect from thier guides/pokepastes


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I used this for the cart tour the other day.

The team tries to do a few things:

1. Trick Room win condition paired with Cinderace / Zapdos at lead.
2. Stall wincon with Chansey + Quag + a threat. Usually Calyrex, but it's OK to leave it on the bench for bad matchups and bring Cinderace instead.
3. Play more as a bulky offense team with Cinderace/Zapdos + Calyrex + Quagsire (or Chansey, depending on what their restricted is, but usually Quagsire)

i just started a youtube channel the other day and it contains some commentated replays of me playing the team in the cart tour. check it out if you are looking for more details on how the team is played!
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This season I managed to make top 50 using this team
:Necrozma-Dusk-Mane: :Tyranitar: :Dracovish: :Landorus-Therian: :Quagsire: :Moltres-Galar:
Team premise is quite simple, wear down Necrozma checks so he can sweep.
- Necrozma is the main focus of the team, as should be apparent. Photon geyser is selected over substitute to give opposing Quagsire a nasty surprise. Photon Geyser also becomes a special attack when dynamaxed, which may not seem like something that would ever be useful, but being able to bypass counter on non dark types is actually quite valuable. Other than that, it’s just the standard DD Weakness Policy set
- Tyranitar’s EV spread allows him to switch into a life orb Calyrex max starfall and OHKO with crunch. It is also capable of checking Lugia and Yveltal lacking focus blast.
- Dracovish just does fish things
- Lando is basically stealth rock support for Neccy, but intimidate + U-Turn can sometimes bait Rillaboom into going for knock off, making for an easy weakness policy proc.
- Quag is able to help prevent ditto from stealing your boosts, as ditto will have to EQ to threaten Necrozma, which doesn’t get the built in mold breaker that Photon Geyser/Sunsteel Strike get. Toxic is able to punish dittos trying to copy quag in order to stall your own threats as well.
- Moltres is just an anti stall mon. Taunt to shut down recovery, nasty plot and hopefully let them activate your berserk, and rip a hole in the opposing defenses for Necrozma to abuse later.

Like with the series 7 team I posted here, I tried to make a team that was both somewhat original but still viable, and I think I’ve somewhat succeeded in that. Hopefully this team serves you well if you decide to try it too!

Quick edit, I recently tried giving Tyranitar Fire Punch over ice punch, seeing as the team tends to struggle with stall mons, specifically Ferrothorn. If I end up changing the team more I will make an updated rental code. c:
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As usual I’ve been spamming Butterfree because I’m too stubborn to build anything else for this ruleset. This might actually be Butterfree’s best metagame, with a lot of its usual checks not seeing usage as the meta is hyper-focussed on real threats like Zacian, Yveltal, etc... It also pairs fantastically with Zacian as it forces other players to use their Quagsire or whatever hyperbulk Pokémon they’ve chosen, which allows you free Butterfree setup when Zacian goes down.

This team operates as a strict flowchart with little room for adjustments - it either works or it doesn’t - so it’s great for newcomers wanting to glide to Masterball. You want to lead Grimmsnarl (or sometimes Rotom) to gain a speed advantage via Scary Face (or Electroweb), let Grimmsnarl die and have Butterfree come in safely to start setting up.

Butterfree should be benched vs teams with things like Kyurem-B (Icicle Spear), Tyranitar (Rock Blast) and strong priority moves, and let Lapras, Zacian, and Quagsire/Rotom do the work. Since Butterfree usually only needs Grimmsnarl to work, you can get creative with what you lead with or bring in the back depending on the opponent’s team. Grimm/Butterfree/Zacian is my most common trio.

I just used Pokémon I had in my PC so Lapras and Rotom aren’t optimised (Shell Armor and EVs, respectively). Zacian could probably use Swords Dance or Sub/Protect over Psychic Fangs, and Lapras should be Water Absorb and could probably use Sheer Cold over Thunderbolt or Ice Shard. But really it’s just a Butterfree spam team so I haven’t stressed too much.

Hope some of you enjoy the team!

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