Project Doubles Teambuilding Competition - Week 20 - Buildin' - Victini

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~ Doubles Teambuilding Competiton ~


Art by Bummer | OP adapted from Memoric
Welcome to the Doubles Teambuilding Competition! This is a weekly competition which you can join at any time. Basically, what we are going to do here is see who can build the better team, hence the name. Each week, I will post a core, set, theme, or Pokemon and then you guys will post an importable of a team featuring said concept. Along with the team, you will post a short summary that may include: your teambuilding process, how the team works, replays, etc.; it's gonna look like a mini-RMT of sorts. After a few days, I will close submissions and then anyone can come and vote on the team which they think is best. The winner of the week will get some sweet bragging rights while also having their team featured for everyone to see in the teams Hall of Fame :>

Rules and Mechanics

Here's the process of how this competition will be hosted:
  1. Five (5) days of submission of teams and discussion. Post your entry on the thread, be sure to follow this format!
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  2. Two (2) days of voting for the winning team
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Discussion and Changes: People are free to talk about their and other people's teams in this thread. People can make suggestions to other people's team but only to an extent; while you can suggest small things such as a nature change or move change, don't change up their team's structure or rebuild it because there's a different forum (RMT) for that. This isn't an RMT thread.

On Winning: If you win, congratulations! You'll have your name and team featured in the Hall of Fame.

On Copying Teams: Please don't. This just ruins the fun we can get out of this competition and is against the rules. You'll be DQ'd from the week if you were found copying other people's teams. If you suspect someone of doing this, PM me. Hopefully no one would do this, but take this as a warning.

On Bandwagoning / Namevoting: Please don't do this either. Don't just vote for a guy just because they have a ton of votes already or they're famous. Don't feel pressured to vote for anyone for any reason other than having the best team. If you really think a team is the best out there, vote for that team; don't let anything pressure you to do otherwise. Bandwagoning just ruins the spirit of this competition and isn't cool :[

On Self-Voting: It's not allowed. Votes for a user's own team will now be ignored. Those who built for the current round are likely to be knowledgeable on what an effective team featuring the given concept looks like, so you are encouraged to vote for whichever other team you feel most deserves to be featured.

On Suggestions: If you have any suggestions for this competition, feel free to PM me. It'll be considered, but there are ultimately no promises if it'll be implemented.

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On Tiers: A week is for USUM DOU unless stated otherwise.

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HALL OF FAME
SM Version
Week 19: Tornadus by SMB
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Tornadus @ Misty Seed
Ability: Defiant
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Acrobatics
- Superpower
- Tailwind
- Protect

Zygarde @ Groundium Z
Ability: Aura Break
EVs: 80 HP / 196 Atk / 48 SpD / 184 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Thousand Arrows
- Dragon Dance
- Substitute
- Protect

Incineroar @ Figy Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 44 Atk / 16 Def / 116 SpD / 84 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Fake Out

Tapu Fini @ Mago Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 128 Def / 40 SpA / 84 SpD / 8 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Muddy Water
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Protect

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 76 Atk / 32 Def / 148 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Power Whip
- Gyro Ball
- Leech Seed
- Protect

Manectric-Mega @ Manectite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 128 HP / 44 Def / 80 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Snarl
- Overheat
- Protect
So this is a team featuring tornadus that i built for summer ssnl. I started with the offensive core of tornadus + zygarde which is pretty good since tornadus hits most ground resist mons for super effective damage and takes advantage of opposing intimidate, and zygarde hits steel and electric types that are annoying for tornadus. Tapu fini is great here to activate misty seed on tornadus and to reduce by half super effective dragon type moves on zygarde while also providing a good ice resist and a second win condition with its cm set.
Incineroar adds another ice resist and intimidate and fake out support that helps to either set up tw or dd/cm. At this point the team was kinda koko/kyub weak so i went with ferro to check these two. For the last slot i wanted something to help pressure gengar and metagross and another ferro check so i went with manectric as my mega which also helps zygarde and fini to set up due to snarl.

Week 18: Chansey by Yoda2798

Chansey @ Eviolite
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Seismic Toss
- Ally Switch
- Soft-Boiled
- Stealth Rock

Scizor-Mega @ Scizorite
Ability: Light Metal
EVs: 248 HP / 116 Atk / 12 Def / 76 SpD / 56 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- Bug Bite
- Swords Dance
- Protect

Tapu Fini @ Mago Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 72 Def / 156 SpA / 28 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Muddy Water
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Protect

Landorus-Therian @ Yache Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 224 HP / 32 Def / 136 SpA / 116 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Earth Power
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Protect

Incineroar @ Figy Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 68 Atk / 72 Def / 24 SpD / 92 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Fake Out
- Flare Blitz
- U-turn
- Knock Off

Mew @ Mewnium Z
Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Fake Out
- Psychic
- Fire Blast
- Tailwind
This is a team I built a while ago with laptops, coincidentally around Chansey. Scizor can help deal with pesky Mega Gengars and Tapu Bulus for Chansey, and in return Chansey can set rocks to help Scizor gets KOes with Bullet Punch. Tapu Fini does Tapu Fini things, importantly providing a resist to Fire- and Water-type attacks, and helping against Incineroar. Landorus-T has Intimidate and helps especially against Zygarde with HP Ice. Yache Berry is nice for living Ice attacks when you shouldn't, especially against Genesect, which you can Earth Power to put in range of +2 BP. Incineroar does the standard Intimidate/Fake Out/U-turn things, and is a valuable Fire-type. At this point there was a lack of speed control, I can't think why exactly we chose Mew over like Zapdos, but we did. Originally Mew was bulky transform, then at some point I seen Nido-Rus use this cool offensive set, and since the team had no Z-move decided to try it. People don't expect Mew to really attack, outside of Fake Out, other than maybe an Ice Beam or U-turn so the surprise factor was pretty strong. Being able to blow back stuff that don't expect it like Mega Gengar and Genesect, moreso if Tailwind is up, is really good. Though be wary that Mew's unique Z-move sets Psychic Terrain, which hinders Scizor.


Week 17: Zeraora by GenOne

Charizard-Mega-Y @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Drought
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Overheat
- Heat Wave
- Tailwind
- Protect

Landorus-Therian @ Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 32 Atk / 224 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Stealth Rock

Tapu Fini @ Mago Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 100 SpA / 28 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Scald
- Defog
- Protect

Zapdos @ Misty Seed
Ability: Static
EVs: 244 HP / 136 Def / 80 SpD / 48 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Heat Wave
- Tailwind
- Roost

Ferrothorn @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Atk / 88 Def / 80 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Power Whip
- Curse
- Protect

Zeraora @ Expert Belt
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Fake Out
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Snarl
Zeraora + a hazards setter like Rocks Landorus-T makes for an excellent lead, since you're basically guarunteed a chance to set rocks unless your opp also leads with Zera. The combo of Zapdos, Ferrothorn, and Zeraora gives you three bulky water killers that share zero common weaknesses, thereby freeing Charizard to run mono fire coverage and still have room for Tailwind. Tapu Fini, despite the ostensible clash with Sun, is probably the best tapu to pair with Zard because of its ability to Defog away Stealth Rocks and destroy Kommo-O. I've had good results with this team and it feels well-matched against most opposing matchups. Have fun!
Also protip incoming: side-target your Defog attacks and you won't get rid of YOUR Stealth Rocks to the opponent.

Week 16: Diancie by Mint16

Manectric-Mega @ Manectite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 1 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Protect
- Overheat
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Diancie @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Brave Nature
- Diamond Storm
- Moonblast
- Trick Room
- Protect

Tapu Bulu @ Life Orb
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Superpower
- Protect
- Stone Edge

Kartana @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Tailwind
- Detect

Volcanion @ Mago Berry
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Heat Wave
- Protect
- Steam Eruption
- Substitute

Kyurem-Black @ Assault Vest
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 248 HP / 56 Atk / 56 Def / 68 SpA / 80 Spe
Relaxed Nature
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power
- Fusion Bolt
- Icy Wind
This team I built around the core of Diancie/Bulu/Volcanion which I have been playing around with for seasonals but haven’t been confortable enough to actually use it :v. Anyways that FWG TR core is the backbone of the team and the TR mode itself helps to combat most other forms of speed control. Next I added Manectric to help vs electric spam and to provide a pivot. Weakened thousand arrows from Zygarde won’t do any damage to Diancie, so a volt switch into Diancie can activate weakness policy easily at the right time. The pivot also helps for Gengar teams. Next I added Kyube as a secondary means of speed control with icy wind and a sort of defensive glue due to its immense bulk and unique typing. Finally I added Kartana for some immediate offense, especially after a z tailwind (which provides a third important form of speed control), it tears through end games. Overall I enjoy this team because of its various immunities (water with Volcanion, electric with regular Manectric) and how it is rather easy to play due to Manectric pivoting and its various forms of speed control!

Week 15: Suicune by laptops

uwu (Suicune) @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 HP / 48 Def / 44 SpA / 108 SpD / 56 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Roar
- Tailwind

owo (Tapu Bulu) @ Grassium Z
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Horn Leech
- Superpower
- Protect

n_n (Diancie-Mega) @ Diancite
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 28 HP / 140 Atk / 68 SpA / 20 SpD / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Diamond Storm
- Moonblast
- Earth Power
- Protect

>:[ (Muk-Alola) @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Gluttony
EVs: 252 HP / 212 Def / 44 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Curse
- Poison Jab
- Recycle
- Knock Off

<_< (Genesect) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Download
EVs: 228 Atk / 56 SpA / 224 Spe
Naive Nature
- U-turn
- Iron Head
- Flamethrower
- Ice Beam

>_> (Landorus-Therian) @ Life Orb
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 76 HP / 252 SpA / 180 Spe
Modest Nature
- Earth Power
- Sludge Bomb
- U-turn
- Protect
built this team a few weeks ago because yoda said he wanted something fun with cune for the ladder. It's pretty cool and focuses around using bulu and lando to chunk teams to hopefully pull of a late game diancie sweep. Cune helps check tr and gets up tw which is necessary seeing as how most of the other mons sit at a middling speed tier. Muk functions as another tr check, a really good gar check, and also serves as a secondary win condition. Muk lives z kingdra def dump, gene outspeeds lele and can kill lando, and diancie lives lo koko tbolt, can ko back with epower and lando is running enough speed for max volc.

Week 14: Mega Manectric by Arcticblast
Kyurem-Black @ Life Orb
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Protect
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power
- Fusion Bolt

Aegislash @ Leftovers
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 252 HP / 144 SpA / 84 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- King's Shield
- Shadow Ball
- Flash Cannon
- Substitute

Landorus-Therian @ Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 12 Atk / 244 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Protect
- Stealth Rock
- U-turn
- Earthquake

Manectric-Mega @ Manectite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Protect
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Overheat

Whimsicott @ Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 40 Def / 216 Spe
Jolly Nature
- U-turn
- Fake Tears
- Tailwind
- Taunt

Tapu Fini @ Mago Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 24 Def / 232 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Protect
- Calm Mind
- Muddy Water
- Moonblast
This team is built around the core of Aegislash and Kyurem-B, which I've always felt is a very strong duo that can handle a whole lot of things on its own. [LOKB] is capable of dealing massive damage to pretty much everything in the meta, and Aegislash serves to stabilize Kyurem's aggression by absorbing pressure with Substitute. Landorus-T was honestly added for Stealth Rock (it makes a few calcs easier) but it gives me the team's only real physical attacker, which is a bit of a stretch honestly. Mega Manectric gives me more Intimidate, another way of grabbing momentum, and a generally solid fast attacker. Whimsicott was a funny idea; I didn't have speed control and I wanted it reliably, so Whimsicott came to mind (I will never stop using bad grass types), and on that note I realized I could compress a bit more onto it. Fake Tears is nasty with Kyurem and Aegislash, turning a lot of comfortably tanked hits into clean knockouts. Taunt just makes the bad TR matchup a little less bad, and U-turn does what U-turn do. Tapu Fini seemed like a nice idea in the last slot, and I decided to try out faster CM Fini. I'm still not sure if I like it or not overall, but I think the speed is pretty important to this particular team, and CM is a good failsafe if Kyurem's not in a good position to punch holes in everything.

This team plays aggressively to the point that people will be worried about you. If you're not going for the big dick plays, you're probably going to fall behind. Don't be afraid to let shit die. Remind your opponent that they mean nothing to you.

Week 13: Kommo-o by AuraRayquaza
Charizard-Mega-Y @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Drought
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Heat Wave
- Overheat
- Solar Beam
- Protect

Mew @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 252 HP / 36 SpD / 220 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fake Out
- Defog
- U-turn
- Tailwind

Landorus-Therian @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 188 HP / 68 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Earth Power
- Sludge Bomb
- U-turn
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Kommo-o @ Kommonium Z
Ability: Soundproof
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Clanging Scales
- Flamethrower
- Close Combat
- Protect

Tapu Koko @ Life Orb
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Dazzling Gleam
- Roar
- Protect

Ferrothorn @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 92 Atk / 32 Def / 132 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Stealth Rock
- Power Whip
- Gyro Ball
- Protect
Team I used to win the first live tour. Its really just a team I made for the the last winter seasonal that had Marshadow over Kommo-o and some different sets. The idea is that Zard Y + something strong with spread/good coverage (see: marshadow, band zyg) is impossible to switch into once you set up the right conditions. Mew is there to facilitate that nicely, with fake out, tailwind and defog as well as good pivoting to get the breakers in. Koko is the best tapu to pair with zard, as its a fast mode that doesnt need tw and the electric + fairy coverage also makes for a good pairing next to zard. Ferro and Lando patch up my gengar and rain matchups: av lando can eat any hit on gengar trap teams and pick up a ko with any one of its moves, ferro has rocks to aid vs av kyub and zapdos and is just there to switch into a big hit and get back out into my breakers.

You can run ice beam on mew if you want and I did in my last two rounds since my opps hadnt been bringing reliable sr setters and had been packing zygardes. Roar koko is for the fullroom mu since my team gets messed up if tr goes up early. and roaring t1 can really mess up the opposing gameplan with fake out + u turn mew for hoopa.

In terms of playing the team: Mew + zard y is a very safe go-to lead just to put on immediate pressure and have mew do its stuff. Mew in general is great in the front and I expect its a good lead 90% of the time. Ferro is a possible lead to vs non-rain if you need rocks up quickly. Dont be afraid to Overheat Kyubs when you get the chance as you outspeed and its easy damage. The idea most games is to set tw early, and use those turns just to deal as much damage as you can while setting up kommo. then when tw runs out you still have the speed advantage which allows opportunities for more tailwinds.

As a general sidenote: ALL zard ys should be timid max speed otherwise lo kyub becomes a very big issue for these types of offensive comps.

Week 12: Icium Z Kyurem-B by The Cheesen One

Metagross-Mega @ Metagrossite
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Iron Head
- Stomping Tantrum
- Ice Punch
- Protect

Incineroar (M) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 68 Atk / 140 Def / 32 SpD / 16 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Fake Out
- U-turn
- Knock Off
- Flare Blitz

Tapu Koko @ Light Clay
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Taunt
- Volt Switch

Zygarde @ Choice Band
Ability: Aura Break
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Thousand Arrows
- Thousand Waves
- Extreme Speed
- Superpower

Cresselia @ Electric Seed
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 12 Def / 56 SpA / 192 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Ally Switch
- Moonlight
- Helping Hand
- Psychic

Kyurem-Black @ Icium Z
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 204 Atk / 52 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Freeze Shock
- Ice Beam
- Fusion Bolt
- Protect
I started off with my favorite Mega Metagross/Kyub/Koko core. Metagross goes well with Kyub, is also probably the best mega in the meta right now, and instead of using offensive Koko this time I run dual screens + Volt Switch for momentum, Taunt is basically to keep TR out so I don't have to lose half of my squad against it. Next, I want an Intimidate user and I went with Incineroar, this thing has Fake Out/U-Turn/Knock Off which provides great support for the team and Flare Blitz to beat steel types. Choice Band Zygarde is a good option even though I could go with DD to pressure your opponent as well because Zygarde has really nice bulk and you can also put screens up with Koko, but it still gives an offensive presence. Cresselia with Helping Hand and Ally Switch makes it easier for the team to take out threats and other bulky supporters. Ban Ally Switch.

Week 11: Politoed by Jhon

Deoxys-Attack @ Life Orb
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Rash Nature
- Psycho Boost
- Superpower
- Dark Pulse
- Protect

Tapu Lele @ Life Orb
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 29 HP / 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Moonblast
- Taunt
- Protect

Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 244 HP / 172 Def / 88 SpD / 4 Spe
Careful Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Flamethrower
- Leech Seed
- Protect

Manectric-Mega @ Manectite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunder
- Volt Switch
- Overheat
- Protect

Politoed @ Eject Button
Ability: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 184 Def / 72 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Helping Hand
- Perish Song
- Icy Wind
- Scald

Ludicolo @ Waterium Z
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Surf
- Energy Ball
- Protect
ManePsyRain, pretty similar to what I brought to SPL vs MiltankMilk.
Toed here, other than setting rain, acts as a one time fast pivot with eject button which helps get frailer mons onto the field and also keep weather/terrain up. Something Manectric's Volt Switch also plays into. Helping Hand provides the extra push often needed. Icy Wind can be used to punish opponent's avoiding targetting the Poli and Perish can close out certain endgames.
The general idea for using Manectric on this style of team is for the pivoting to keep your positioning positive. Being faster than Rash Deo-A (and Ludi outside of Rain) also allows it to Volt out into Lele (or Toed) to set up the damage boost on the same turn they attack allowing for certain combo kos you couldn't get with just a switch-in. Parts of the team also benefit from Lightning Rod. The best bit though is when your opp has to use Koko to remove Psy Terrain and you push back with Elec Terrain boosted Thunders.
A bunch of stuff is slashable here, so if you're using this play around with sets and items (especially on Deo and Lele) until you find what you're comfortable with.

Week 10: Incineroar by AuraRayquaza

Incineroar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 240 HP / 88 Atk / 68 Def / 32 SpD / 80 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Fake Out
- Flare Blitz
- Knock Off
- U-turn

Gardevoir-Mega @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 188 HP / 60 Def / 80 SpA / 180 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Taunt
- Hyper Voice
- Psyshock
- Protect

Zygarde @ Choice Band
Ability: Aura Break
EVs: 60 HP / 252 Atk / 188 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Thousand Arrows
- Extreme Speed
- Dragon Tail
- Superpower

Tapu Fini @ Mago Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 72 Def / 112 SpA / 12 SpD / 60 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Muddy Water
- Moonblast
- Protect

Zapdos @ Misty Seed
Ability: Static
EVs: 244 HP / 112 Def / 68 SpA / 20 SpD / 64 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Tailwind
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Roost

Kartana @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Tailwind
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Protect
Wanted to try incineroar + gardevoir because they seem to have good synergy but TR garde has been tried and is just not very good so i went with a faster one. But garde is one of those mons that needs heavy speed control support so I added fini zap just for a solid core and kartana because it gives FWG core, steel type and is just a p good tw setter. added zygarde on the end because it also thrives off of tw support and spamming hyper voice + thousand arrows is sogood. the incineroar spread is ablasts but outspeeds mgross in tw. i think hp ice is better for this team on zap so i dont get smacked by opposing zyg since my intimidator cant pivot in on it

Week 9: Staraptor by laptops

Starry (Gengar-Mega) @ Gengarite
Ability: Cursed Body
EVs: 104 HP / 4 Def / 148 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Sludge Bomb
- Taunt
- Protect

Nights (Staraptor) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
IVs: 0 SpA
- U-turn
- Brave Bird
- Close Combat
- Final Gambit

Help (Ferrothorn) @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 32 Def / 224 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 SpA / 0 Spe
- Curse
- Gyro Ball
- Power Whip
- Protect

Bring (Landorus-Therian) @ Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 112 HP / 216 Atk / 180 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- U-turn
- Knock Off

Us (Volcanion) @ Wacan Berry
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 160 HP / 252 SpA / 96 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Steam Eruption
- Heat Wave
- Sludge Bomb
- Protect

Closer (Zapdos) @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Static
EVs: 248 HP / 80 Def / 28 SpA / 96 SpD / 56 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Tailwind
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Roost
Starting the build for my team I noticed that Staraptor pairs really well with Mega-Gengar. It can kill some of M-Gar's counters like Ttar and Hoopa-U and Final Gambit paired with trapping can assure you are able to pick of threats to the team more easily. From here I added Lando-T because it helps to beat steals which the other two members struggle to hit and helps defensively by providing a ground and electric immune for both members. I usually like protect on my landos, but I feel like knock off is more beneficial for the team to check snorlax along with taunt gengar. Also, the double u-turn helps to cycle intimidate and allows for easy positioning to trap with Gengar. Volcanion was added next and provided a resist to the stacking ice weakness. It also provided another answer, defensively and offensivly, to steels like M-Metagross and celesteela. Coupled with ferrothorn the team has a good match-up vs rain and both mons also function well under trick room. I chose wacan berry over shuca because zapdos with with fire electric ice coverage was looking problematic for the team to switch into and being able to stay in vs it and get off a big hit helps the rest of the team with managing it. Also, curse ferro gives the team a win condition and gengar makes it easier for it to set up. Finally, I decided to finish off the team with the addition of zapdos. It provides speed control, another ground immunity, has good coverage, and acts as a nice lando-t and salamence check.

Week 8: No Tapus by Yellow Paint

Diancie-Mega @ Diancite
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 28 HP / 164 Atk / 44 SpA / 20 SpD / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Diamond Storm
- Moonblast
- Substitute
- Protect

Amoonguss @ Figy Berry
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 160 Def / 96 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Spore
- Rage Powder
- Sludge Bomb
- Protect

Volcanion @ Mago Berry
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 24 HP / 252 SpA / 232 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Steam Eruption
- Heat Wave
- Sludge Bomb
- Protect

Zapdos @ Electrium Z
Ability: Static
EVs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 40 SpA / 92 SpD / 44 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Tailwind
- Roost

Kyurem-Black @ Assault Vest
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 252 HP / 144 Def / 68 SpA / 44 SpD
Modest Nature
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power
- Fusion Bolt
- Icy Wind

Genesect @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Download
EVs: 104 Atk / 212 SpA / 192 Spe
Naive Nature
- U-turn
- Iron Head
- Ice Beam
- Flamethrower
Not exactly a new team, but I think it's a decent example of a one that doesn't actually want tapus. In this case, I built around sub diancie, which has a very high sweeping potential with redirection and other support. Volcanion and zap are built much more offensively than traditional fini zap to break steels and waters for diancie. Kyube and gene round out the team, functioning well outside of twind and fixing lando and koko matchups.

Week 7: Deoxys-A by GenOne

Salamence-Mega @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 60 Atk / 196 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Double-Edge
- Fire Blast
- Tailwind
- Protect

Tapu Koko @ Life Orb
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Volt Switch
- Protect

Necrozma @ Electric Seed
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 248 HP / 68 Def / 24 SpA / 116 SpD / 52 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Photon Geyser
- Heat Wave
- Calm Mind
- Moonlight

Deoxys-Attack @ Psychium Z
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Psycho Boost
- Superpower
- Substitute
- Detect

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 76 Atk / 32 Def / 148 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Power Whip
- Toxic
- Protect

Torkoal @ Assault Vest
Ability: Drought
EVs: 144 HP / 252 SpA / 112 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Eruption
- Flamethrower
- Earth Power
- Solar Beam
Overview
My goal here was to build a fast, frail offensive team that didn't completely buckle under Trick Room. Necrozma uses Electric Seed in tandem with Calm Mind to form a bulky standoff wincon that also hits respectably hard and helps clear opposing Steel-types. Ferrothorn and Torkoal form a bulky backbone that punishes most Trick Room teams for trying to set it.

Salamence
This is just standard mixed-attacking Salamence with Fire Blast > Hyper Voice. Fire Blast OHKOs Mega Metagross if you set sun with Torkoal, and it essentially becomes a "fake STAB" for Salamence.

Tapu Koko
Basic stuff.

Necrozma
I wrote a pretty lengthy post recently that explains how EVs for Electric Seed Necrozma work, so if you want to know more about those read here.
That said, the basic idea here is to use an Electric Seed, in tandem with Calm Mind, to become a bulky juggernaut that fires off strong attacks and recover as needed. Under sunlight, Necrozma can recover 75% of its health using Moonlight, and again Heat Wave becomes like a "fake STAB."

Deoxys-A
Psychium-Z is the wave, so I just used that. Electrium is probably ok here too if you want to use that instead. Don't bother with Focus Sash though; a good opponent's going to see the Salamence and Torkoal and set Stealth Rock on you anyway.

Ferrothorn
Obligatory Rain check and defensive backbone. I went with Toxic > Leech Seed to punish Snorlax and other bulky stuff. Knock Off works here too.

Torkoal
Secondary rain / weather check, as well as a Trick Room check. Torkoal can live a Stakataka Stone Edge and retaliate with Earth Power, and also speed tie Camerupt to try to get an EP off on it as well. It's not the sturdiest Camerupt check, but Camerupt can't OHKO Ferrothorn, Torkoal and Necrozma in one move so you should always have at least something to hit it with.

Week 6: Naganadel by n10sit

Bitch (Naganadel) @ Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Fire Blast
- Protect

I'm (Swampert-Mega) @ Swampertite
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Superpower
- Protect

In (Pelipper) @ Damp Rock
Ability: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 8 SpA / 64 SpD / 184 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Hurricane
- Tailwind
- Protect

The (Genesect) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Download
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- U-turn
- Iron Head
- Ice Beam
- Flamethrower

Cut (Aegislash) @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Shadow Claw
- Sacred Sword
- Head Smash
- King's Shield

ROTOM C (Rotom-Mow) @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 204 SpA / 52 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leaf Storm
- Volt Switch
- Rain Dance
- Protect
the good nag set w/ rain. gene patches up holes and lets me pivot back into pelipper to control weather. aegislash is the wildest set ever, head smash, fightinium for ferro, etc. rotom has rain dance bc i couldnt think of a 3rd move. swamp and pelipper basic and busted. n10siteams strike again

Week 5: Gothitelle by Level 51

Gothitelle @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 252 HP / 12 Def / 244 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Heal Pulse
- Recycle
- Protect

Snorlax @ Figy Berry
Ability: Gluttony
Happiness: 0
EVs: 196 HP / 32 Atk / 252 Def / 28 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Belly Drum
- Frustration
- High Horsepower
- Recycle

Manectric-Mega @ Manectite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 176 HP / 12 Def / 68 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Overheat
- Snarl
- Protect

Landorus-Therian @ Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 28 HP / 148 Atk / 80 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- U-turn
- Protect

Celesteela @ Misty Seed
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 40 Atk / 56 Def / 156 SpD / 4 Spe
Careful Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Acrobatics
- Leech Seed
- Protect

Tapu Fini @ Mago Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 72 Def / 100 SpA / 84 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Muddy Water
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Protect
GOTH LAX IS BACK

First things first: this team was heavily inspired by the GothLax teams built by Japanese VGC players @sasisu_memo and @Infinity_Ju. I adapted their teams and ideas into a VGC format, won an MSS with it, and have now brought it here to terrorise the good folks of DOU with the neverending berry eaters.

Essentially, now that Marshadow is gone, GothLax has lost one of its biggest counters. The relatively soft-hitting metagame gives Gothitelle a lot of options on what to trap and Snorlax a lot of options on what to set up in front of. Manectric and Landorus-T are meant to cycle Intimidate while maintaining flexibility on the team with Volt Switch + U-turn, with Manectric also providing Snarl to neuter special attackers. These two Pokemon also feature the team's main ways to damage Ferrothorn, with Overheat and Tectonic Rage respectively. Meanwhile, Celesteela and Tapu Fini are both secondary wincons in themselves, especially Tapu Fini which can set up alongside Gothitelle's Heal Pulse support. Both Pokemon also provide reasonably hard checks for Rain (NB: Acrobatics on Celesteela OHKOs Ludicolo).

Week 4: Blacephalon by n10sit

MajorClownMan (Blacephalon) @ Firium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Mind Blown
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Protect

MajorIceMan (Kyurem-Black) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 248 HP / 56 Atk / 56 Def / 68 SpA / 80 Spe
Relaxed Nature
- Fusion Bolt
- Ice Beam
- Icy Wind
- Earth Power

MajorMuddyMan (Tapu Fini) @ Mago Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 36 SpA / 28 SpD / 64 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Muddy Water
- Heal Pulse
- Protect

MajorTurnMan (Genesect) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Download
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- U-turn
- Ice Beam
- Iron Head
- Flamethrower

MajorMonkeyMan (Oranguru) @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Telepathy
EVs: 252 HP / 28 Def / 96 SpA / 124 SpD / 8 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Instruct
- Taunt
- Ally Switch

MajorManMan (Manectric-Mega) @ Manectite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Overheat
- Protect
this is pretty basic but with some fun oranguru interactions thrown in here, lots of pivoting around allows funky stuff w/ ally switch and intim and what not, this team is kinda fun tbh but i think blace is bad lol. firium z mind blown is cool and then u have telepathy mind blown!! wow! also you can ally switch shadow ball the marsh and if they dont read the ally switch they're not hitting either mon with marsh at all. anyway team rules. vote for me please

Week 3: Necrozma by Nido-Rus

Stakataka @ Rockium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Lonely Nature
IVs: 15 Def / 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Stone Edge
- Trick Room
- Protect

Salamence-Mega @ Salamencite
Ability: Aerilate
EVs: 252 SpA / 80 SpD / 176 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Tailwind
- Hyper Voice
- Fire Blast
- Protect

Tapu Bulu @ Assault Vest
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 200 HP / 244 Atk / 64 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Superpower
- Stone Edge
- Horn Leech

Necrozma @ Life Orb
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 192 HP / 252 SpA / 64 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Trick Room
- Stealth Rock
- Photon Geyser
- Earth Power

Volcanion @ Mago Berry
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 156 HP / 252 SpA / 100 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Heat Wave
- Steam Eruption
- Protect

Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 140 Atk / 84 SpD / 32 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Leech Seed
- Heavy Slam
- Stomping Tantrum
- Protect
Pretty simple and common-ish semiroom, I've seen a lot of people run something else on the celes slot. Celes outspeeds dd mence with tw up and does celesteela things. Leech seed misses or leech seed into a seeded slot powers up ground punch, though ground punch is definitely replaceable with wide guard or stone edge here. Volcanion outspeeds deo with tw up. Necrozma outspeeds 0 spe fini and bulu outspeeds deo with tw up + underspeeds 0 spe fini. Mence outspeeds max spe MGross (bad set, use adamant mgross). Fire blast on mence to chunk down mgross enough for other mons to clean afterwards. Main gameplan with the team is usually to set up an early TW/TR with mence/necro and wear stuff down, and then try to clean endgame with TR staka.

Week 2: Move Tutors by SMB

Kartana @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Tailwind
- Protect

Kyurem-Black @ Life Orb
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 96 Atk / 160 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Ice Beam
- Fusion Bolt
- Earth Power
- Protect

Victini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 152 HP / 136 Atk / 220 Spe
Jolly Nature
- V-create
- Bolt Strike
- U-turn
- Final Gambit

Landorus-Therian @ Mago Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 140 HP / 124 SpA / 244 Spe
Modest Nature
- Earth Power
- U-turn
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Stealth Rock

Metagross-Mega @ Metagrossite
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 28 HP / 212 Atk / 12 Def / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Iron Head
- Zen Headbutt
- Hammer Arm
- Protect

Tapu Fini @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 128 Def / 96 SpA / 28 SpD / 8 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Hydro Pump
- Icy Wind
- Taunt
(Tailwind Kartana + Icy Wind Tapu Fini)

So I started with this core of tailwind kartana + offensive kyub cause they both seemed really threatening together once you get tw up, limiting the switch ins due to their coverage and offensive pressure. Victini is here because fire moves are needed on every team rn and it seemed a nice option to get tw up with kartana, eliminating one mon on the field and giving a free switch to take more advantage of tw.
The mu vs marshadow and fire types was kind of shaky at this point so landorus (and later tapu fini) fixes that. At this point I did not have a steel type since kartana doesn't really count as a steel type and I needed to improve my mu vs psyspam so mega metagross is perfect for this and it's benefited from tw too. I chose hammer arm as the coverage move cause this is what does more dmg to scizor and could help if I lose my checks to ferrothorn, tbh I feel like I don't really need either thunder or ice punch and I don't like sub metagross so yeah. Finally I didn't have a tapu and to improve my mu vs fire types and marshadow I opted for tapu fini as my last mon. On my mega metagross teams I like to have 2 ways of speed control since it's probably one of the mons that aprecciate it more so I went with icy wind tapu fini and it really was worth it.

Week 1: Stakataka by GenOne

Camerupt-Mega @ Cameruptite
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpA
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Heat Wave
- Earth Power
- Nature Power
- Protect

Tapu Bulu @ Assault Vest
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 136 Atk / 120 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 11 Spe
- Wood Hammer
- Horn Leech
- Superpower
- Stone Edge

Hoopa-Unbound @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Magician
EVs: 192 HP / 224 Atk / 92 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Hyperspace Fury
- Hyperspace Hole
- Protect

Stakataka @ Shuca Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Stone Edge
- Trick Room
- Ally Switch

Bronzong @ Psychium Z
Ability: Heatproof
EVs: 252 HP / 96 Def / 160 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Hypnosis
- Gyro Ball
- Stealth Rock

Scrafty @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 204 Atk / 52 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Fake Out
- Knock Off
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch
Stakataka full-Trick Room seems to have become a pretty standard and linear archetype in a short amount of time, so rather than reinventing the wheel with something crazy I figured I'd just try to optimize what the standard build looks like.

The general idea here is that it's a full-Trick Room team that leverages two offensive TR setters, one bulky/reliable TR setter and some slow sweeper mons. I posted something similar in the USUM discussion thread, but with Necrozma over Bronzong. However, new toy syndrome aside, Bronzong is the perfect fit into this build as it's a bulky and reliable Trick Room setter that can help create momentum in the early game. In most scenarios, I'll lead this team with Bronzong as my goal is to set Trick Room as early on as possible. Generally I'll go for the Z Trick Room, but if you're faced against a Tapu Fini or Koko you might find it worth saving the z move for later in the match since Bronzong has enough bulk to set TR twice in a game given the right plays. Scrafty gives you obligatory Fake Out support against non-Lele teams. For Lele teams, I'll usually lead two of the three Trick Room setters, creating a 50/50 situation where one will set Trick Room and the other can either punch a hole in the opposing team (given the right matchup) or pivot out into a partner that can take the anticipated attack. Once Trick Room is set, your goal is to switch into strong attackers like Camerupt, Stakataka and Hoopa-U while Trick Room is still up. Given the good defensive typings on Bronzong and Stakataka (as well as the generally solid special bulk on Hoopa-U) you will find plenty of situations where you have two of these three TR setters on the field as your Trick Room is about to expire, with no opposing Pokemon that can KO either. If you're in this situation, click Trick Room on both setters; the first will cancel TR and the second will reset it, thereby giving you another 4 turns of TR while bypassing the one turn where your opponent can pressure you with faster attackers. Only attempt this play, however, if your two active TR setters are safe from all hypothetical opposing attacks or if you're willing to make a hard read that's well-informed. I went with Ally Switch over Protect on Stakataka since I rarely found myself clicking Protect, and because Stakataka's good defensive typing and physical bulk can easily tank a lot of hits that aren't explicitly intended to hit it.
 
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Time for a fresh start! The rules have been slightly adjusted to avoid the issues at the end of the previous thread, but I'm open to suggestions for more edits. With Ultra Sun and Moon fully underway, it's time to build around a brand new addition to the metagame...



Stakataka emerged from the start as the third solid Steel-type Ultra Beast in the Doubles metagame, with its solid Attack stat and incredibly low Speed providing it immensely strong Gyro Balls on every non-resistant foe. Despite an unfortunate typing that leaves it 4x weak to Ground- and Fighting-type moves, Stakataka is able to maintain effectiveness due to its monstrous Defense stat giving it the ability to take nearly every physical attack, especially when holding a resistance Berry. Access to two solid Rock-type STABs in Stone Edge and Rock Slide, Trick Room, Wide Guard, Ally Switch, and Stomping Tantrum gives Stakataka a reasonable amount of flexibility. How you use it is up to you, so get to building!

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Guess which two Pokemon have Assault Vest:



Stakataka @ Chople Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Lonely Nature
IVs: 15 Def / 0 Spe
- Wide Guard
- Trick Room
- Gyro Ball
- Rock Slide

Scrafty @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Fake Out
- High Jump Kick
- Knock Off
- Ice Punch

Cresselia @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 176 Def / 84 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Ice Beam
- Psychic
- Trick Room
- Helping Hand

Tapu Bulu @ Occa Berry
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 124 Atk / 132 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Wood Hammer
- Superpower
- Taunt
- Protect

Volcanion @ Assault Vest
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Heat Wave
- Steam Eruption
- Sludge Bomb
- Earth Power

Kyurem-Black @ Assault Vest
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 224 HP / 56 Atk / 164 Def / 52 SpA / 12 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power
- Fusion Bolt
- Icy Wind

I built this team mostly out of a desire to try Lonely Stakataka, actually. Wide Guard's broken now, so fuck Protect. I decided on Scrafty early on because I've been using it and think it's a great pick for a full TR team in this meta, and the two together provide a lot of power. Cresselia and Bulu were added as defensive tools (not to say Bulu's weak!), and then Volcanion and Kyurem-B rounded out the team as bulky pivots providing special damage. This team plays like a bulky offense team that has to use Trick Room every few turns, really; pivot around while you set up your attackers.
 
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Stakataka @ Rockium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 232 HP / 252 Atk / 24 SpD
Lonely Nature
IVs: 15 Def / 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Rock Slide
- Superpower
- Trick Room

Tapu Bulu @ Assault Vest
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 120 Atk / 136 SpD
Brave Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Horn Leech
- Stone Edge
- Nature's Madness

Hoopa-Unbound @ Grassy Seed
Ability: Magician
EVs: 248 HP / 60 Atk / 12 Def / 124 SpA / 64 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Hyperspace Fury
- Hyperspace Hole
- Trick Room
- Protect

Volcanion @ Assault Vest
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 160 SpA / 96 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Heat Wave
- Steam Eruption
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Scrafty @ Eject Button
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 236 Atk / 24 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Drain Punch
- Knock Off
- Head Smash
- Fake Out

Amoonguss @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 96 Def / 160 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Sludge Bomb
- Spore
- Rage Powder
- Protect


A little similar to the first team but that's hard to avoid when using Stakataka. I decided to go the full TR route here given how powerful Staks is under it and the fact that it can perform decently as a setter itself. Tapu Bulu is a great partner for Stakataka for obvious reasons, halving Earthquake damage is extremely useful for Staks and the two have great offensive synergy to boot. Given that this team was going to be full TR I decided to add a second setter sooner rather than later, Hoopa-U is generally one of the stronger setters and gets rid of Aegislash for the first two members. I decided to try out Grassy Seed to patch up Hoopa's subpar defense a bit, which combined with intimidate support makes getting TR up much easier. Volcanion was a nice glue to check all the Steel-types in the meta as well as rain, I opted for Assault Vest to stand the best chance possible against Kingdra. The last two members I've changed a few times but I liked the utility provided by Scrafty + Amoongus best. The two mostly are there to help get TR up but Fake Out, Intimidate, Rage Powder and Spore have lots of utility in general. Tapu Lele is a bit annoying here but Staks, Bulu and Volcanion can all somewhat handle it.
 
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grey (Stakataka) @ Chople Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Gyro Ball
- Rock Slide
- Protect

white (Abomasnow-Mega) @ Abomasite
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Blizzard
- Giga Drain
- Ice Shard
- Protect

dark grey (Tapu Bulu) @ Grassium Z
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 192 Atk / 64 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Wood Hammer
- Stone Edge
- Superpower
- Protect

orange (Scrafty) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 236 Atk / 20 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 SpA / 0 Spe
- Fake Out
- Knock Off
- Low Kick
- Stone Edge

red (Volcanion) @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 132 Def / 104 SpA / 20 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Heat Wave
- Steam Eruption
- Substitute
- Protect

pink (Mew) @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 252 HP / 92 Def / 164 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Aurora Veil
- Trick Room
- Psychic
- Stealth Rock

I decided to go the full trick room route because that is where stakataka shines brightest, being a great setter and offensive threat. I gave it chople because the team handles grounds well and superpower+cc are move prevalent moves. Stak can't touch bulky waters and it is also nuked by ground types so i decided to add mega-abomasnow to better handle these problems and because hail is fun. Giga Drain> energy ball because giga won't proc pinch berries if you hit fini at full. Ice shard helps snipe off weakened foes outside of tr which is also nice. Bulu is basically an auto add with staka to weaken eq. It also gets rid of psychic terrain for ice shard/fake out and it provides nice residual recovery. I was using av at first but found that the burst damage of z wood hammer was much appreciated as well as the ability to protect. I added scrafty as a way to help ensure tr goes up with fake out and intimidate support is very appreciated. It also helped reduce the teams inability to touch steels at that point. Knock off and low kick also help to immobilize snorlax. Volcanion strengthened the steel matchcup, provided another offesnsive threat and without it the team has trouble switching into fire moves. For the final member I knew I needed another setter and had settled on hoopa since it is debatably the best setter in the meta. The team was also looking slightly weak to marshadow and hoopa's psychic coverage would help to offensively check it. However, I realized the team didn't have rocks and I was not going to pass up on using the best move in the game, so I settled on mew who provided amazing utility. Its spread lives orb spectral thief 100% of the time and then gives it enough special bulk take z psych deo semi-well. It can set tr, get those rocks up, as well as set up the veil which makes the bulky team very difficult to kill. Psychic is there in order to be able to pick off marshadow as cc nukes the team.
The team beats standard tailwind ho by getting up tr, has bulu, volc, and abomasnow for rain, and stakataka and mew can handle psyspam.
 
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Charizard-Mega-Y @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Drought
EVs: 240 HP / 64 Def / 160 SpA / 44 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Heat Wave
- Solar Beam
- Growl
- Protect

Stakataka @ Chople Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 248 HP / 248 Atk / 12 Def
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Rock Slide
- Trick Room
- Protect

Tapu Lele @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 232 HP / 72 Def / 80 SpA / 124 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Focus Blast
- Protect

Hoopa-Unbound @ Life Orb
Ability: Magician
EVs: 252 HP / 8 Atk / 140 Def / 44 SpA / 64 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Hyperspace Hole
- Hyperspace Fury
- Trick Room
- Protect

Amoonguss @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 228 HP / 84 Def / 8 SpA / 188 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Rage Powder
- Sludge Bomb
- Spore
- Protect

Kyurem-Black @ Psychic Seed
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 248 HP / 172 Def / 88 SpA
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power
- Fusion Bolt
- Protect


Stakataka really shines in TR, but Landorus-T and Marshadow rampages this meta, so I decided that Protect is def a necessity. Tapu Bulu is nice, but it felt too mainstream for TR teams. As in result, I just decided to use Tapu Lele + Hoopa-U instead. By adding Amoonguss, Hyperspace + Spore spam is just too good. Not to mention, its redirection is fire. I also heard that AV Kyube is fire, too, so I added it to the team. However, it wasn't my style; for me, Psychic Seed + Protect seemed far more valuable to the team. I still wanted a Celesteela check and a Ground-immune Pokemon, so I added Zard. Not many players realize that I have Growl on Zard; the move helps the team survive common threats as shown below.


Charizard-Mega-Y
Calculated For:

252 Atk Landorus-Therian Rock Slide vs. 240 HP / 64 Def Charizard-Mega-Y: 300-356 (84 - 99.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Stakataka
Calculated For:

252+ Atk Landorus-Therian Earthquake vs. 248 HP / 8+ Def Stakataka: 268-324 (82.4 - 99.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Notable Mention:
252 Atk Life Orb Marshadow Close Combat vs. 248 HP / 8+ Def Chople Berry Stakataka: 234-276 (72 - 84.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Tapu Lele
Calculated For:

-1 252 Atk Life Orb Marshadow Spectral Thief vs. 232 HP / 72 Def Tapu Lele: 283-338 (83.4 - 99.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Gengar-Mega Sludge Bomb vs. 232 HP / 124 SpD Tapu Lele: 288-338 (84.9 - 99.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Notable Mentions:
-1 252 Atk Tough Claws Metagross-Mega Iron Head vs. 232 HP / 72 Def Tapu Lele: 284-336 (83.7 - 99.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Hoopa-Unbound
Calculated For:

252 Atk Life Orb Marshadow Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 140 Def Hoopa-Unbound: 308-363 (84.6 - 99.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 252 HP / 64 SpD Hoopa-Unbound: 307-361 (84.3 - 99.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
44+ SpA Life Orb Hoopa-Unbound Hyperspace Hole vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Salamence-Mega in Psychic Terrain: 331-391 (100 - 118.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
Notable Mentions:
-1 252+ Atk Landorus-Therian U-turn vs. 252 HP / 140 Def Hoopa-Unbound: 300-356 (82.4 - 97.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Amoonguss
Calculated For:

-1 60 Atk Aerilate Salamence-Mega Double-Edge vs. 228 HP / 84 Def Amoonguss: 356-422 (83.5 - 99%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Survives 2 Heat Waves from 252+ SpA Heatran/Volcanion

Kyurem-Black
Calculated For:

252 Atk Life Orb Marshadow Close Combat vs. 248 HP / 172+ Def Kyurem-Black: 382-452 (84.3 - 99.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
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fuck ground types™

started with stak, figured all the teams would be some form of TR so i didnt do that, went with ally switch and wide guard instead for that nice team support, lonely for the attack boost which is the good set. av kyube is there bc it beats rain and lando and all sorts of shit that beats stak, marsh beats ferro and lax and is a great tr check and can do huge damage with marsh z. tapu fini gives me that terrain support! and does tapu fini shit idk heal pulse rules. then i have volcanion bc fuck ferrothorn and rain i guess and then zapdos for the tailwind and shit. team rules #1 na


Stakataka @ Shuca Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Lonely Nature
IVs: 15 Def / 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Stone Edge
- Wide Guard
- Ally Switch

Kyurem-Black @ Assault Vest
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 248 HP / 56 Atk / 56 Def / 68 SpA / 80 Spe
Relaxed Nature
- Ice Beam
- Fusion Bolt
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Icy Wind

Marshadow @ Marshadium Z
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Spectral Thief
- Close Combat
- Shadow Sneak
- Protect

Tapu Fini @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Muddy Water
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Heal Pulse

Volcanion @ Shuca Berry
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 72 SpA / 184 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Heat Wave
- Steam Eruption
- Sludge Bomb
- Protect

Zapdos @ Misty Seed
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 244 HP / 136 Def / 80 SpD / 48 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Tailwind
- Roost
 
#8
Articblast, im sorry i ever doubted you on lonely stak, its an absolute beast. will update with team soon

Tapu Fini @ Mago Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 100 Def / 156 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Hydro Pump
- Heal Pulse
- Protect

Marshadow @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Spectral Thief
- Close Combat
- Shadow Sneak
- Protect

Stakataka @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Lonely Nature
IVs: 14 Def / 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Stone Edge
- Trick Room
- Protect

Venusaur-Mega @ Venusaurite
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 HP / 24 Def / 176 SpA / 56 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Bomb
- Giga Drain
- Leech Seed
- Protect

Zapdos @ Electrium Z
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 248 HP / 204 SpA / 56 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Heat Wave
- Roost
- Tailwind

Landorus-Therian @ Mago Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Superpower
- Stealth Rock
- Imprison
yo electrium zapdos is sick lol. evs listed let you always ohko marsh. speedy imprison lando is the sickest stak partner ever. teams is p good, i like it.
 
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Necrozma @ Kasib Berry
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Photon Geyser
- Heat Wave
- Moonlight
- Trick Room

Tapu Bulu @ Assault Vest
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Wood Hammer
- Horn Leech
- Superpower
- Nature's Madness

Torkoal (M) @ Firium Z
Ability: Drought
EVs: 148 HP / 252 SpA / 108 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Eruption
- Flamethrower
- Earth Power
- Protect

Scrafty (M) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Fake Out
- Knock Off
- Low Kick
- Ice Punch

Stakataka @ Chople Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Rock Slide
- Trick Room
- Wide Guard

Gardevoir (M) @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 252 HP / 152 Def / 104 SpA
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Hyper Voice
- Psyshock
- Trick Room
- Protect


Similar to the previous teams, but instead I'm using Torkoal & Necrozma! Stak's Gyro is so strong, WG is super broken, rs for flinchhax, and chople to survive marsh's cc. Torkoal's sun patches stak's rain weakness, and nukes everything. Necrozma has both heat wave and moonlight to benefit from the sun, and Kasib lets it survive sssss. Scrafty support is so good, low kick for ttar and tran, and ice punch for lando/mence. Bulu adds a third layer of field control and softens common ground hits. Garde mostly cuz i forgot i needed a mega lol.
 
#10
Red Lights

Red Lights (Stakataka) @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Lonely Nature
IVs: 15 Def / 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Rock Slide
- Wide Guard
- Trick Room

Hurricane Love (Salamence-Mega) (M) @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 60 Atk / 196 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Double-Edge
- Hyper Voice
- Tailwind
- Protect

Happy Face (Amoonguss) (F) @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 240 HP / 208 Def / 60 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Giga Drain
- Spore
- Rage Powder
- Protect

Supreme (Tapu Lele) @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 212 HP / 112 SpA / 8 SpD / 176 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Protect

Anywhere (Hoopa-Unbound) @ Psychic Seed
Ability: Magician
EVs: 96 HP / 112 Atk / 144 Def / 156 SpA
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Hyperspace Fury
- Hyperspace Hole
- Trick Room
- Protect

Tonight (Marshadow) @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Close Combat
- Spectral Thief
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Protect
it's gonna look like a mini-RMT of sorts
Chapter 1: Red Lights

Ever since I got into DOU, building has seemed so complicated for me, getting the hang of the meta was already quite a challenge, but building teams for a Doubles format was a whole other level of difficulty, this is probably true because of the nature of the metagame, in Singles, team structures, win conditions, and playstyles seem much clearer then in Doubles, at least for me. Still, after a couple of months, I've built some decent enough squads, but nothing really usable in a serious high-level match. Then I decided to start my build with Stakataka, not only because it is the current Pokémon on the competition, but also because it is my favourite and most viable new Pokémon that USUM gave us. I played around a bit with a Rockium Z set that I adapted from singles, then I decided to try the Chople set, but the set I ended up settling on was Weakness Policy, while it may seem like a big gimmick, I like to think of this set similarly to Diance's Weakness Policy Trick Room set. It can take a spread EQ from -1 Landorus-T, it can tank a spread Muddy Water from Tapu Fini, it can tank a -1 Superpower from Deoxys-Attack, and so on. I agree it's not the best user of Weakness Policy, but it's still a threat. But to be completely sincere I was unsure on what item to give it, Chople is nice for Marshadow's Close Combat, but it can still Spectral Thief and steal your precious beast boosts, a Z-crystal wasn't really a smart option in my eyes as it requires Stone Edge, and I really think Rock Slide is better by a landslide, Life Orb is good on Singles but I don't think it servers much purpose here, so I just slapped a Weakness Policy and called it a day, you can change to Chople though, if you want to.

Chapter 2: Hurricane Love

The next partner was Mega Salamence, I immediately thought that I could make a interesting Semi-Room team, after taking a look at the resources, specifically the Teambuilding Frameworks (thanks for the Frameworks, Frania!) I realized how great Mega Salamence was to the playstyle I was aiming for. Tailwind is also a cool addition to the team, making it unreliant on Trick Room to succeed, and therefore opening Room for Tapu Lele, Marshadow and Mega Salamence itself to sweep.

Chapter 3: Happy Face

Okay, I'll be honest, Amoonguss is probably one of the Pokémon I dislike the most, but I still have to accept the fact that it is indeed a very good Pokémon. Trick Room 'boosted' Spore is really good, and Rage Powder helps to get Trick Room up or set up with Lele. Giga Drain was prefered over Sludge Bomb for the matchup versus rain.

Chapter 4: Supreme

Up next was Tapu Lele, it is meant to be more of a Wallbreaker, Calm Mind is for sure a weird set, but I decided that Psychium Z Lele was for sure a interesting addition to the team, which provided me a lot of raw power. I didn't want to go with max Speed because I felt Tapu Lele would really appreciate the added bulk not only to set up more, but to keep supporting Amoonguss which appreciates Spore-friendly Terrain, and Hoopa-U whose Hyperspace Hole hits severely hard under Terrain.

Chapter 5: Anywhere

Hoopa-U gives me a secondary Trick Room setter and it really appreciates the Terrain from Tapu Lele, not to mention the formidable core it creates with Stakataka. I guess I could have picked something else to put in this spot, but Hoopa-U's ability to break Protect is really appreciated, and not being the sole setter helps in a situation where Stakataka gets overly pressured.

Chapter 6: Tonight

Finally, the team was looking rather slow, Marshadow felt like a natural pick thanks to it's ability to pressure Steel-types and to dissuade opposing Trick Room and set up sweepers. I also realized it deals well with most checks of Hoopa such as Scrafty, Landorus-T, and Mega Salamence due to it's access to Hidden Power [Ice]. I ended up forgoing Shadow Sneak, which despite being very helpful, is a little against the premise of a Psychic Terrain team.
 
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#11


Salamence-Mega @ Salamencite
Ability: Aerilate
EVs: 60 Atk / 196 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Double-Edge
- Tailwind
- Protect
- Hyper Voice

Stakataka @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Lonely Nature
IVs: 15 Def / 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Gyro Ball
- Protect
- Stone Edge

Tapu Bulu @ Assault Vest
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 136 Atk / 64 SpD / 56 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stone Edge
- Horn Leech
- Wood Hammer
- Superpower

Volcanion @ Assault Vest
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 160 SpA / 96 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Heat Wave
- Steam Eruption

Tapu Koko @ Electrium Z
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Protect

Marshadow @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Shadow Sneak
- Close Combat
- Spectral Thief
- Protect


I really do prefer the Weakness Policy set, so I set out to build around it accordingly. For Stakataka to easily obtain a boost, Intimdiate support was added in Salamence. Bulu was another obvious choice to weaken earthquake. From there I added a staple of pretty much all my teams lately in Volcanion, and it's typing compliments the rest of the team quite well. Then I added a fast mode by slapping Tapu Koko and Marsh on the end of the team, and it seemed balanced out.

Mence is Tailwind to help out Bulu and Volcanion for the most part. Stakataka has protect over wide guard because it's so obvious to wide guard atm and protecting can be especially important when weakness policy boosts are obtained. Volcanion and Bulu are both standard AV sets. Koko is the z move user of the team, volt switch for momentum. Marsh is one of if not the best mon in the tier rn, nothing much to say about its standard LO set.
 
#12

Salamence-Mega @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 164 Atk / 92 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Double-Edge
- Hyper Voice
- Tailwind
- Protect

Tapu Koko @ Assault Vest
Ability: Electric Surge
Happiness: 0
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Dazzling Gleam
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Volcanion @ Poisonium Z
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 76 HP / 252 SpA / 180 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Steam Eruption
- Heat Wave
- Sludge Bomb
- Protect

Stakataka @ Chople Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
Happiness: 0
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Lonely Nature
IVs: 15 Def / 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Gyro Ball
- Stomping Tantrum
- Protect

Jigglypuff @ Eviolite
Ability: Friend Guard
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Ally Switch
- Telekinesis
- Heal Pulse
- Dazzling Gleam

Zygarde @ Choice Band
Ability: Aura Break
Happiness: 0
EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Thousand Arrows
- Extreme Speed
- Stone Edge
- Zen Headbutt

I honestly don't think Staka is a very good Pokemon unless you're willing to cheese things up a bit, so I made a team with a solid foundation, and added just a dash of my own personal sickness.

I was determined to use jigglypuff. While it's true that Clefairy would literally do the same things (with Follow Me > Ally Switch) there is something to be said for using a mon that it is actually impossible to determine what it's moveset might be based on preview.

There are some interesting sets here, namely Z Sludge Bomb Volcanion, which will always KO kingdra if you follow up with Dazzling Gleam from jiggly (this is the only reason I had for switching from Icy Wind). AV koko is another, even though it's not unheard of, and stomping Staka. I prefer having the ground coverage to rock slide or stone miss. There's no specific match up I had in mind, I just think that the ground coverage is better than dual stab, and I really want protect on this guy. I find there are too many games where Staka will die without doing anything if I don't have protect to maneuver him.

I played a few games with this so check out the replays. There's nothing spectacular in terms of my opponent's teams, but you can get a feel for how things play and the satisfaction of using Jiggly. There's a spectacular feeling you get when your opponent looks at your team thinking "free win from this idiot" and you crush them, with heavy Jiggly involvement.

Side note: If you don't want to vote for this team that's cool. I wouldn't. But please try and vote for a team that you think the submitter actually used. That's always bugged me.


https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7doublesou-666279704 vs mono ice lol but you get to see me use telekinesis really well here
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7doublesou-666449705 staka sweep, and a bit of jiggly working with other mons besides staky
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7doublesou-666284964 these two are more fun, I'll take this this team a little farther up the ladder maybe, just enjoy : )
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7doublesou-666282161
 
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#13
Standard stuff but this team delivers results. It's basically the team I posted to the USUM discussion, minus the new toy syndrome.


Camerupt-Mega @ Cameruptite
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpA
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Heat Wave
- Earth Power
- Nature Power
- Protect

Tapu Bulu @ Assault Vest
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 136 Atk / 120 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 11 Spe
- Wood Hammer
- Horn Leech
- Superpower
- Stone Edge

Hoopa-Unbound @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Magician
EVs: 192 HP / 224 Atk / 92 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Hyperspace Fury
- Hyperspace Hole
- Protect

Stakataka @ Shuca Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Stone Edge
- Trick Room
- Ally Switch

Bronzong @ Psychium Z
Ability: Heatproof
EVs: 252 HP / 96 Def / 160 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Hypnosis
- Gyro Ball
- Stealth Rock

Scrafty @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 204 Atk / 52 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Fake Out
- Knock Off
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch
Stakataka full-Trick Room seems to have become a pretty standard and linear archetype in a short amount of time, so rather than reinventing the wheel with something crazy I figured I'd just try to optimize what the standard build looks like.

The general idea here is that it's a full-Trick Room team that leverages two offensive TR setters, one bulky/reliable TR setter and some slow sweeper mons. I posted something similar in the USUM discussion thread, but with Necrozma over Bronzong. However, new toy syndrome aside, Bronzong is the perfect fit into this build as it's a bulky and reliable Trick Room setter that can help create momentum in the early game. In most scenarios, I'll lead this team with Bronzong as my goal is to set Trick Room as early on as possible. Generally I'll go for the Z Trick Room, but if you're faced against a Tapu Fini or Koko you might find it worth saving the z move for later in the match since Bronzong has enough bulk to set TR twice in a game given the right plays. Scrafty gives you obligatory Fake Out support against non-Lele teams. For Lele teams, I'll usually lead two of the three Trick Room setters, creating a 50/50 situation where one will set Trick Room and the other can either punch a hole in the opposing team (given the right matchup) or pivot out into a partner that can take the anticipated attack. Once Trick Room is set, your goal is to switch into strong attackers like Camerupt, Stakataka and Hoopa-U while Trick Room is still up. Given the good defensive typings on Bronzong and Stakataka (as well as the generally solid special bulk on Hoopa-U) you will find plenty of situations where you have two of these three TR setters on the field as your Trick Room is about to expire, with no opposing Pokemon that can KO either. If you're in this situation, click Trick Room on both setters; the first will cancel TR and the second will reset it, thereby giving you another 4 turns of TR while bypassing the one turn where your opponent can pressure you with faster attackers. Only attempt this play, however, if your two active TR setters are safe from all hypothetical opposing attacks or if you're willing to make a hard read that's well-informed. I went with Ally Switch over Protect on Stakataka since I rarely found myself clicking Protect, and because Stakataka's good defensive typing and physical bulk can easily tank a lot of hits that aren't explicitly intended to hit it.
 

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#24
Congratulations to GenOne for winning this week! His team and description will be our first entry into the Hall of Fame in the OP. As for this week, we're going to try something different...



and we'll be focusing on USUM Move Tutors! The addition of the new games didn't only bring new Pokemon but also changed existing metagame threats, with Stomping Tantrum Mega Metagross, Icy Wind Tapu Fini, Knock Off Kartana, coverage for Necrozma, Electroweb Tapu Koko, and many more updates being made. This week, your teams should highlight at least TWO new moves learned from move tutors. These extra coverage moves and support options tend to be eschewed in favor of tried and true sets, so now's your opportunity to try something new! If you want some inspiration or information for this week, check out the OP of the USUM Discussion Thread here.

Deadline for submissions is Saturday, December 9th at 11:59pm EST!
 

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