UU Choice Scarf Latios (2/2) (1/1)

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Luster Purge
move 3: Flip Turn
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
tera type: Dragon

[SET COMMENTS]

Equipped with a Choice Scarf, Latios becomes one of the fastest revenge killers in the tier, taking out the likes of Ogerpon-C, Greninja, opposing Latios, and +1 Quaquaval as well as outpacing other Choice Scarf users like Hoopa-U and Okidogi. Flip Turn lets Latios retain momentum as a revenge killer, especially because its lower power means it can end up as a momentum sink if it locks into the wrong STAB move, not to mention it slightly chips switch-ins like Tinkaton and Excadrill for another teammate. Trick ruins defensive switch-ins like Slowking and Tyranitar but should only be used when Latios's Choice Scarf isn’t needed. Thanks to Latios's ability to still be useful with its STAB moves + Flip Turn, it can still use Trick more liberally than other Choice item users. Tera Dragon is best to get a power boost on Latios's Draco Meteor, being able to KO Assault Vest Tornadus-T in two turns after Stealth Rock as well as guaranteeing an OHKO on Ogerpon-C after Stealth Rock with a singular Draco Meteor.

Choice Scarf Latios best fits on offensive builds that appreciate its lightning-fast revenge killing capabilities. Physical attackers like Rhyperior and Excadrill are able to pressure Steel-types like Tinkaton and Metagross for Latios; the former provides Stealth Rock support and a Zapdos switch-in while the latter offers entry hazard removal to keep Latios from being worn down by Stealth Rock, and in return, they enjoy Latios's ability to revenge kill Ogerpon-C, Cobalion, and Greninja. Zapdos, Slowking, and Cobalion can swap into attacks from Pokemon that take advantage of Latios being locked into an attack such as Metagross, Iron Crown, and Tyranitar. Zapdos, Slowking, and the aforementioned Rhyperior also check Assault Vest Tornadus-T for Latios. Lokix helps act as a secondary revenge killer against threats that don’t fear Latios like Iron Crown and Excadrill while wearing down Tinkaton and Tornadus-T. Lokix, alongside the aforementioned Slowking and Zapdos, also form pivoting cores with Choice Scarf Latios. Wallbreakers like Hisuian Arcanine and Greninja enjoy Latios's ability to give its Choice Scarf to Slowking and Tinkaton with Trick, in turn pressuring checks like Tyranitar and Metagross.

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Great work! Just some small things I would add if you feel like it, otherwise QC 1/2!

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[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Luster Purge
move 3: Flip Turn
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
tera type: Dragon

[SET COMMENTS]

Equipped with a Choice Scarf, Latios becomes one of the fastest revenge killers in the tier, taking out the likes of Ogerpon-C, Greninja, opposing Latios, and +1 Kommo-o as well as outpacing other Choice Scarf users like Mienshao and Terrakion. Flip Turn lets Latios retain momentum as a revenge killer, especially with its lower power meaning it can end up as a momentum sink if it clicks the wrong STAB move, not to mention it slightly chips foes like Tinkaton and Metagross for another teammate. Probably mention the fact that Latios struggles into these two specifically because of their ability to easily tank its STAB moves. Trick ruins defensive switch-ins like Slowking and Tyranitar, but should only be used when Latios’s Choice Scarf isn’t needed. You could also add the fact that Latios now gets to increase its longevity thanks to receiving either Boots or Leftovers because of this interaction, but might not be necessary. Tera Dragon is best to get a power boost on Latios’s Draco Meteor, being able to KO Assault Vest Tornadus-T in two turns after Stealth Rock as well as guaranteeing an OHKO on Ogerpon-C after Stealth Rock with a singular Draco Meteor.

Choice Scarf Latios best fits on offensive builds that appreciate its lightning fast revenge killing capabilities. Physical attackers like Hisuian Arcanine and Excadrill are able to pressure Steel-types for Latios; the former providing Stealth Rock support while the latter providing entry hazard removal to keep Latios from being worn down by Stealth Rock, enjoying Latios’s ability to revenge kill Kommo-o, Terrakion, and Mienshao. (Just for consistency) Zapdos, Slowking, and Kommo-o can swap into attacks from Pokemon that take advantage of Latios being locked into an attack such as Metagross, Iron Crown, and Tyranitar. Lokix helps act as a secondary revenge killer against threats that don’t fear Latios like Iron Crown and Excadrill while wearing down Tinkaton and Tornadus-T. Lokix, alongside the aforementioned Slowking and Zapdos, also form momentum cores with Choice Scarf Latios.

Adding in some Pokemon that enjoy Slowking and Tyranitar being crippled by Trick such as Keldeo and Greninja, who can help overwhelm their shared checks and clean up the opposing team.

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[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Luster Purge
move 3: Flip Turn
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
tera type: Dragon

[SET COMMENTS]

Equipped with a Choice Scarf, Latios becomes one of the fastest revenge killers in the tier, taking out the likes of Ogerpon-C, Greninja, opposing Latios, and +1 Kommo-o as well as outpacing other Choice Scarf users like Mienshao and Okidogi. Flip Turn lets Latios retain momentum as a revenge killer, especially with its lower power meaning it can end up as a momentum sink if it clicks the wrong STAB move, not to mention it slightly chips switch-ins like Tinkaton and Metagross for another teammate. Trick ruins defensive switch-ins like Slowking and Tyranitar, but should only be used when Latios's Choice Scarf isn’t needed. might be worth commenting that slowking can still kinda cuck you a bit even then because of regen and chilly reception, but if you have teammates that appreciate that trick its still good for them potentially instead. Thanks to Latios's ability to still be useful with its STABs + Flip Turn, it can still use Trick more liberally than others. Tera Dragon is best to get a power boost on Latios's Draco Meteor, being able to KO Assault Vest Tornadus-T in two turns after Stealth Rock as well as guaranteeing an OHKO on Ogerpon-C after Stealth Rock with a singular Draco Meteor.

Choice Scarf Latios best fits on offensive builds that appreciate its lightning fast revenge killing capabilities. Physical attackers like Rhyperior and Excadrill are able to pressure Steel-types for Latios; could be nice to focus a little on the ability to check torn from rhyp too and how valuable rocks are to helping stop it walling u the former providing Stealth Rock support while the latter providing entry hazard removal to keep Latios from being worn down by Stealth Rock, enjoying Latios's ability to revenge kill Kommo-o, Cobalion, and Mienshao. Zapdos, Slowking, and Kommo-o can swap into attacks from Pokemon that take advantage of Latios being locked into an attack such as Metagross, Iron Crown, and Tyranitar. Lokix helps act as a secondary revenge killer against threats that don’t fear Latios like Iron Crown and Excadrill while wearing down Tinkaton and Tornadus-T. Lokix, alongside the aforementioned Slowking and Zapdos, would bring uptheir av torn checking too also form momentum cores with Choice Scarf Latios. Pokemon like Keldeo and Greninja enjoy Latios's ability to Trick its Choice Scarf onto Slowking and Tinkaton, sorta don't think gren is the best example, probably some better options to mention for here instead in turn pressuring checks like Tyranitar and Metagross.

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looks good 2/2. Would probably bring up some of the anti-synergies with trick if ur playing with certain knock off users that tend to invite in slowking/tink though and potentially alternate moves in these scenarios.
 

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[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Draco Meteor
move 2: Luster Purge
move 3: Flip Turn
move 4: Trick
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
tera type: Dragon

[SET COMMENTS]
Equipped with a Choice Scarf, Latios becomes one of the fastest revenge killers in the tier, taking out the likes of Ogerpon-C, Greninja, and opposing Latios, (RC) and +1 Kommo-o as well as outpacing other Choice Scarf users like Mienshao and Okidogi. Flip Turn lets Latios retain momentum as a revenge killer, especially with because its lower power meaning means it can end up as a momentum sink if it clicks locks into the wrong STAB move, not to mention it slightly chips switch-ins like Tinkaton and Metagross for another teammate. Trick ruins defensive switch-ins like Slowking and Tyranitar, (RC) but should only be used when Latios's Choice Scarf isn’t needed. Thanks to Latios's ability to still be useful with its STABs STAB moves + Flip Turn, it can still use Trick more liberally than others other Choice item users. Tera Dragon is best to get a power boost on Latios's Draco Meteor, being able to KO Assault Vest Tornadus-T in two turns after Stealth Rock as well as guaranteeing an OHKO on Ogerpon-C after Stealth Rock with a singular Draco Meteor.

Choice Scarf Latios best fits on offensive builds that appreciate its lightning-(AH) fast revenge killing capabilities. Physical attackers like Rhyperior and Excadrill are able to pressure Steel-types for Latios; the former providing provides Stealth Rock support while the latter providing offers entry hazard removal to keep Latios from being worn down by Stealth Rock, enjoying and in return, they enjoy Latios's ability to revenge kill Kommo-o, Cobalion, (RC) and Mienshao. Zapdos, (RC) Slowking, and Kommo-o Slowking can swap into attacks from Pokemon that take advantage of Latios being locked into an attack such as Metagross, Iron Crown, and Tyranitar. Zapdos, Slowking, and the aforementioned Rhyperior also check Assault Vest Tornadus-T for Latios. Lokix helps act as a secondary revenge killer against threats that don’t fear Latios like Iron Crown and Excadrill while wearing down Tinkaton and Tornadus-T. Lokix, alongside the aforementioned Slowking and Zapdos, also form momentum pivoting cores with Choice Scarf Latios. Pokemon like Keldeo and Greninja enjoy Latios's ability to Trick give its Choice Scarf onto to Slowking and Tinkaton with Trick, in turn pressuring checks like Tyranitar and Metagross.

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