Project Break This Team: USUM UU Edition [Week 71 - Submissions]

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Looks like Kitten Milk wins this round with FightZ Toge! Congrats!

Kitten Milk - 3
itsjustdrew - 2
CantoakaChris - 1

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itsjustdrew wanted to submit a team to me this week, so here it is!

Do Wah Diddy Diddy (Slowbro) @ Slowbronite
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Slack Off
- Scald
- Future Sight
- Ice Beam

December, 1963 (Terrakion) @ Choice Band
Ability: Justified
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Stone Edge
- Close Combat
- Quick Attack
- Earthquake

Small Town (Moltres) @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Roost
- Substitute
- Will-O-Wisp
- Hurricane

Escape (Krookodile) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Earthquake
- Pursuit
- Iron Tail

Go Your Own Way (Rotom-Mow) @ Grassium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Volt Switch
- Leaf Storm
- Defog

Mr. Blue Sky (Empoleon) @ Leftovers
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 248 HP / 76 Def / 180 SpD / 4 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic
- Roar

Okay, the Mega Slowbro + Terrakion combo is obviously for stall; Future Sight forces in a special wall, and Terrakion forces in a physical wall, eliminating said wall. Moltres is my funny way of checking Mega Altaria and Scizor. Krook is the speed control and Ground-type, and it's something to threaten Mega Manectric. Mowtom is great at combating rockers and has Grassium Z to pressure them. Empoleon is the rocker and standard answer to Latias and friends. It sets rocks, toxics, standard stuff. That's it.

Get your cores in by Thursday, friends, and please do not take shifts into account if they happen this week. This means you can't submit Mega Diancie or whatever if it drops.
 

Juno

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Latias (F) @ Electrium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunder
- Ice Beam
- Calm Mind
- Roost

Primarina @ Choice Specs
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 212 HP / 252 SpA / 44 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Sparkling Aria
- Hydro Pump
- Psychic

Electrium Z Latias is one of the top threats for this team, as the only check once Empoleon is lured is Krookodile, which doesn't OHKO with Knock Off. I chose Primarina for the partner, as it appreciates Empoleon being lured to wreck havoc. Overrall, this core is rather self-explanatory.
 


Serperior @ Normalium Z
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leaf Storm
- Hyper Beam
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Synthesis

Marowak-Alola @ Thick Club
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Shadow Bone
- Bonemerang
- Stealth Rock

The thing that can be noticed right away is that Serp has a field day against this team with only answer to it being Moltres which dies to +2 Z-Hyper Beam after taking a Leaf Storm and the rocks damage. Only thing to do is insure the rocks staying up which is accomplished by A-Wak since it gets them up freely in Rotom's face.
 


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Infernape @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- U-turn
- Close Combat
- Gunk Shot

Manectric @ Manectite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Volt Switch
- Overheat
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power Ice
Scarf Ape and Mega Manectric give this team a lot of problems and form a pretty solid and formidable VoltTurn duo that can definitely wear this team down pretty well combined with stealth rocks and other hazards. Scarf Ape definitely places pressure on Rotom-C, Empoleon, Krook, and Terrak with STAB Flare Blitz and Close Combat. M-Manectric is there to deal with Mega Bro, Moltres, and Emploleon and can even revenge kill Terrak and Rotom-C if need be.
 

Accelgor

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Congratulations to Juuno for seizing victory this week with her Electrium-Z Latias + Primarina core!

Juuno - 5
Ultima - 2
Monz - 0

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Here's this week's team, courtesy of the lovely Sage!


Mienshao @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 212 Atk / 44 Def / 52 SpA / 200 Spe
Naive Nature
- High Jump Kick
- Knock Off
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- U-turn

Volcanion @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 112 HP / 176 SpA / 220 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Protect
- Toxic
- Flamethrower
- Steam Eruption

Aggron @ Aggronite
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP /56 Def / 200 SpD
Impish Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Heavy Slam
- Earthquake
- Curse

Serperior @ Assault Vest
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 208 SpA / 48 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leaf Storm
- Giga Drain
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Dragon Pulse

Togekiss @ Babiri Berry
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 220 HP / 36 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Flamethrower
- Air Slash
- Defog

Krookodile @ Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Knock Off
- Pursuit
- Taunt


Fun little offense team built around maximizing Mienshao's strengths as a scarfer, namely its strong HJK, ability to threaten Gliscor, and Knock Off / U-turn utility. Volcanion helps wear down Scarf Latias with Toxic and Protect, also annoying common bulky waters like Suicune that might switch into it. Also my most reliable Scizor check. Aggron sets rocks, tanks stuff that Steel types need to, and Curse can keep opposing SD Gliscor in check in case Mienshao missed HJK or Gliscor is too healthy to revenge. AV Serperior is very nice for luring things like Mega Manectric and Kyurem on this team that would otherwise struggle with them, as well as just generally being an awesome win con. Togekiss acts as a breaker for more defensive teams as well as a Scizor lure in the offensive matchup. I've opted for Defog to ease the MU vs spikestack, but you won't really click it that often. Krookodile rounds out the team with a Volt immunity, trapper, strong general purpose nuke, and Taunt to keep walls weakened for show and my rocks up. The team is very offensive and will end games quickly, so the lack of recovery or sustainability doesn't hurt it too much. Hope you enjoy breaking it, I'm sure there are ways to :p

Please aim to submit your cores by this Thursday, and also remember not to include any of the potential drops (ex. Mega Diancie) in your submissions. Good luck!
 



Togekiss @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Heal Bell
- Air Slash
- Roost

Gliscor @ Groundium Z
Ability: Hyper Cutter
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Ice Fang
- Swords Dance
- Rock Polish

Stallbreaker Toge and Double Dance Gliscor is a pain in the ass for this team. Toge pretty much sets up on the majority of the team bar Aggron who constantly gets worn down by +2 Air Slash and even Krook if it let's Toge come in for free. Toge also can take hit pretty well from both Mienshao and Serp and OHKO them back with a Air Slash. Gliscor pretty much can setup for free on Krook if it gets a free switch in from a EQ / Groundium Z and get a easy +2. Tectonic Rage deals with M-Aggron effectively at +2 and Gliscor is 3HKO'd by Mienshao while Gliscor gets a kill at +2.
 

Juno

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Aerodactyl-Mega @ Aerodactylite
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Stone Edge
- Ice Fang
- Earthquake
- Roost

Togekiss @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Air Slash
- Aura Sphere
- Nasty Plot
- Roost

Fightinium Togekiss was the immediate thing I thought of to break this team, as it takes care of Aggron and basically 6-0s the team since the Krookodile isn't Stone Edge. As a partner I decided on my favorite mon, Aerodactyl, as it can wreck havoc once Aggron is lured. The only secure check once it is lured is Krookodile, which gets 2HKOed by Ice Fang and isn't Scarf. Roost > Pursuit is used here since it doesn't really benefit Togekiss too much against this type of team.
 

Kitten Milk

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np ape literally kills the entire team at +2 bar meinshao if it's healthy, so i just slapped a togekiss on there. The only thing that outspeeds ape is shao and serp, and serp does virtually nothing back to it and dies to a +2 fire blast.

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Infernape @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Fire Blast
- Focus Blast
- Nasty Plot
- Vacuum Wave

Togekiss @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Air Cutter
- Thunder Wave
- Defog
- Roost
 
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Darksafadao

best of the second options

Salazzle (F) @ Poisonium Z
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 24 Def / 244 SpA / 240 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Sludge Wave
- Hidden Power [Grass]
- Fire Blast

Rotom-Mow @ Meadow Plate
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Defog
- Leaf Storm
- Thunderbolt
- Volt Switch

Salazzle has a great match-up versus this team. It can find opportunities to set up on Serperior or on a Choice locked HP Ice from Mienshao, pretty much OHKOing every member after some chip damage. It becomes even more potent after finding out Krook isn't Choice Scarfed (which is an option looking at this team at first). But those chances aren't really easy to happen, which makes me pick my second mon: Rotom-C
Rotom-C can abuse the lack of a Dragon Pokémon to threaten most of the team with its STABs, besides one member: Serperior. With that in mind, one well-timed Volt Switch and you can bring in Salazzle versus Serperior - A phenomenal position to fire off its STABs or even set up. Not only that: It defeats the teams defogger, being able to keep rocks off the field for Salazzle, helping its longevity.
Probably a Specs Salazzle set would work as well, seeing as the Fire resist is weak to rocks.
 

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I'm on mobile so you'll have to do without the sprites and links I usually give for voting :(

This week appears to be infested by Togekiss. This should make the process of picking what you like best rather interesting.

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Juuno
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Please vote for your favorite core by Saturday!
 
I'm going to vote for Kitten Milk. NP Nape is really lethal against this kind of builds. Not really digging the spdef kiss but I feel that people should use that infernape set more.
 

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