Ubers Calm Mind Arceus-Fairy

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[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Judgment
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Calm Mind
move 4: Recover
item: Pixie Plate
ability: Multitype
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 120 Def / 16 SpA / 124 Spe
tera type: Poison / Steel

[SET COMMENTS]
* Thanks to the combination of Fairy- and Ground-type attacks, which has excellent neutral coverage, Arceus-Fairy is a very strong Calm Mind user.
* Arceus-Fairy's powerful Fairy-type Judgment discourages Ting-Lu from coming in, giving it a niche compared to other Calm Mind Arceus formes.
* With Earth Power and the given Special Attack investment, Arceus-Fairy can 2HKO Leftovers Clodsire at +2 and 2HKO Skeledirge outright.
* The Speed investment is used to outspeed base 90 Speed Pokemon, while the rest is dumped into HP and Defense. This allows Arceus-Fairy to be a utility switch-in to Dragon-types and physical attackers in general, and it works well with Calm Mind's Special Defense boost.
* An alternative EV spread of 108 HP / 148 SpA / 252 Spe with a Timid nature still lets Arceus-Fairy 2HKO Clodsire at +2 whilst having maximum Speed to have a better matchup against opposing Arceus with Taunt. Do note that the loss of physical bulk makes taking on Clodsire, Koraidon, and Zacian-C much more difficult.
* Either Tera Poison or Tera Steel is critical to prevent Clodsire and Eternatus from landing a Toxic on Arceus-Fairy. Tera Poison has the additional benefit of absorbing Toxic Spikes and gives Arceus-Fairy fewer weaknesses than Tera Steel, so it is generally preferred. Tera Steel can be useful against Zacian-C, and it also can be used as a backup option against Cresselia thanks to the Stored Power resistance it provides.
* Arceus-Fairy works fantastically on a countless number of balance teams, as not only does it provide a strong wincon, but it is one of the few Pokemon to have a Dragon-type resistance in the tier, making it a good backup check to Koraidon and Miraidon. Its general physical bulk and good Special Attack also allows it to be a good burn absorber against Groudon and Giratina-O.
* While Arceus-Fairy can damage Zacian-C on the switch with Earth Power, Zacian-C's strong Behemoth Blade is the greatest obstacle for Arceus-Fairy to overcome. As a result, solid Zacian-C checks like Skeledirge, Groudon, Toxapex, and Corviknight are recommended partners.
* Giratina-O can provide Defog and status support, and in return, Arceus-Fairy can provide a Dragon-type resistance and take on Dark-types such as Ting-Lu, Urshifu-S, and Arceus-Dark.

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I think you could also mention pokemon that appreciate clod being lured (miraidon comes to mind) somewhere, as they naturally enjoy fairyceus being good against the dragons and share common checks (the aforementioned clod and tinglu, etc)

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Just a quick thought, can you change HP EVs to 248 so the effective HP isn't divisible by 4?
I usually dont pay careful attention to that stuff but if so then yea its an easy change to put the extra 4 into defense, that's what I'll do.
 

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[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Judgement
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Calm Mind
move 4: Recover
item: Pixie Plate
ability: Multitype
nature: Modest
evs: 252 HP / 116 Def / 16 SpA / 124 Spe
tera type: Poison / Steel

[SET COMMENTS]
* Thanks to the combination of Fairy- and Ground-type attacks, which has excellent neutral coverage, Arceus-Fairy is a very strong Calm Mind user.
* Its powerful Fairy-type Judgement discourages Ting-Lu from coming in, giving this Arceus a niche compared to other Calm Mind Arceus forms.
* With Earth Power and the given Special Attack investment, Arceus-Fairy can 2HKO Leftovers Clodsire at +2 and 2HKO Skeledirge outright.
* The Speed investment is used to outspeed base 90 pokemon, while the rest is dumped into HP and Defense. This allows Arceus-Fairy to be a utility switch-in to Dragon-types and physical attackers in general, and it works well with Calm Mind's Special Defense boost.
* Alternative EV spreads include 252 HP / 28 Def / 16 SpA / 212 Spe, which lets Arceus-Fairy to outspeed Rayquaza and Palkia (I don't like this spread at all; these mons are niche at best, you can definitely drop speed JUST for Rayquaza and then put rest in bulk. Also, 252 HP / 144 Def / 16 SpA / 96 Spe Timid gives you 1 extra point of Defense). 108 HP / 148 SpA / 252 Spe Timid still lets Arceus-Fairy 2HKO Clodsire whilst having maximum Speed to have a better match-up against opposing Arceus with Taunt. Do note that the loss of physical bulk makes taking on Clodsire, Koraidon, and Zacian-C much more difficult.
* Tera Poison or Tera Steel are critical to prevent Clodsire or Eternatus from landing a Toxic on Arceus-Fairy. Poison has the additional benefit of absorbing Toxic Spikes, and has fewer weaknesses than Steel, so it is generally preferred.
* Steel can be useful against Zacian-C, and it also can be used as a back-up option against Cresselia for the Stored Power resistance. merge this sentence with previous one cause it took me a second to make sure what u meant
* Arceus-Fairy works fantastically on a countless number of Balance teams, as not only does it provide a strong win condition, but it is one of the few pokemon to have a Dragon-type resistance in the tier, making it a good back-up check to Koraidon and Miraidon. Its general physical bulk and good Special Attack also allows it to be a good burn absorber against Groudon and Giratina-O.
* While Arceus-Fairy can damage Zacian-C on the switch with Earth Power, Zacian-C's strong Behemoth Blade is the greatest obstacle for Arceus-Fairy to overcome. As a result, solid Zacian-C checks like Skeledirge, Groudon, Toxapex, and Corviknight are recommended partners.
* Giratina-O can provide Defog and status support, and in return Arceus-Fairy can provide a Dragon-type resistance and take on Dark-types such as Ting-Lu, Ushifu-S (unfort gotta specify), and Arceus-Dark.

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2/2 if you learn how to capitalize words like "Pokemon" and "Speed" without saying "Balance" with a capital B.
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[SET]
name: Calm Mind
move 1: Judgement Judgment
move 2: Earth Power
move 3: Calm Mind
move 4: Recover
item: Pixie Plate
ability: Multitype
nature: Modest
evs: 248 HP / 120 Def / 16 SpA / 124 Spe
tera type: Poison / Steel

[SET COMMENTS]
* Thanks to the combination of Fairy- and Ground-type attacks, which has excellent neutral coverage, Arceus-Fairy is a very strong Calm Mind user.
* Its Arceus-Fairy's powerful Fairy-type Judgement Judgment discourages Ting-Lu from coming in, giving this Arceus it a niche compared to other Calm Mind Arceus forms formes.
* With Earth Power and the given Special Attack investment, Arceus-Fairy can 2HKO Leftovers Clodsire at +2 and 2HKO Skeledirge outright.
* The Speed investment is used to outspeed base 90 Speed pokemon Pokemon, while the rest is dumped into HP and Defense. This allows Arceus-Fairy to be a utility switch-in to Dragon-types and physical attackers in general, and it works well with Calm Mind's Special Defense boost.
* An alternative EV spread of 108 HP / 148 SpA / 252 Spe with a Timid nature still lets Arceus-Fairy 2HKO Clodsire at +2 whilst having maximum Speed to have a better match-up matchup against opposing Arceus with Taunt. Do note that the loss of physical bulk makes taking on Clodsire, Koraidon, and Zacian-C much more difficult.
* Either Tera Poison or Tera Steel are is critical to prevent Clodsire or and Eternatus from landing a Toxic on Arceus-Fairy. Tera Poison has the additional benefit of absorbing Toxic Spikes, (remove comma) and has gives Arceus-Fairy fewer weaknesses than Tera Steel, so it is generally preferred. Tera Steel can be useful against Zacian-C, and it also can be used as a back-up backup option against Cresselia for thanks to the Stored Power resistance it provides.
* Arceus-Fairy works fantastically on a countless number of balance teams, as not only does it provide a strong win condition wincon, but it is one of the few Pokemon to have a Dragon-type resistance in the tier, making it a good back-up backup check to Koraidon and Miraidon. Its general physical bulk and good Special Attack also allows it to be a good burn absorber against Groudon and Giratina-O.
* While Arceus-Fairy can damage Zacian-C on the switch with Earth Power, Zacian-C's strong Behemoth Blade is the greatest obstacle for Arceus-Fairy to overcome. As a result, solid Zacian-C checks like Skeledirge, Groudon, Toxapex, and Corviknight are recommended partners.
* Giratina-O can provide Defog and status support, and in return, (add comma) Arceus-Fairy can provide a Dragon-type resistance and take on Dark-types such as Ting-Lu, Ushifu-S Urshifu-S, and Arceus-Dark.

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