Apologies for double post but I've been using this a lot too after seeing this post a while back. Shreds the common Rose/Tran/Cune/Lati/Rotom-A archetype if you can keep t-spikes off the field and deal with Tran somehow. eg Scarf HP Ground Zone >:)Hi there!
First of all, sry for the delay! I've been super busy with some IRL stuff recently. The archive is finally updated, thanks again for all your contributions! (the DPP interview will come back soon too). I also wanted to add a set I especially love to play:
Abomasnow @ Leftovers
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 Atk
- Swords Dance
- Wood Hammer
- Ice Shard
For a long time, I've always seen Abomasnow as a cool defensive Pokemon, a nice water resist with Leech Seed with decent defensive stats. However, SD Abomasnow is probably one of my favorite Pokemon atm. Paired with Magnezone to deal with Skarmory / Jirachi / Bronzong / Scizor / the other Magnezone (and the steels in general), Abomasnow can be a real threat, especially if you're not prepared for it. Thanks to your natural bulk and typing, you can set a SD on Clefable, Swampert, Milotic, Suicune, Starmie, and you're no that easy to rk. You can put some EVs in speed, but I prefer 252 HP / 252 Atk since I think SD Abo is better in some paralysis based builds with bslam jirachi and twave magnezone. Thunder Wave Latias is an awesome partner too. SD Abomasnow is especially cool vs some fat / stall teams if you trap the steels and the eventual Rotom.
Here is a game I played with Marshall.Law with SD Abo! Tbh I builded the team super quickly some hours ago and I played it poorly, but it can gives you a good idea of the potential of SD Abo!
Thanks for reading, and have a nice day!
edit: also I personally use seed bomb as Boma is a really cool pivot vs waters, and I used him on a team with no spinner so didn’t want to cut his life span any shorter. Didn’t really miss any potential KOs other than Phys def Clefable.
Here is the team I used: https://pokepast.es/8ec06c078c72e770
Which also includes another underrated set which is Scarf Rose:
Roserade @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sleep Powder
- Toxic Spikes
- Leaf Storm
- HP Ice / HP Fire / HP Ground / Sludge Bomb
Credit to BKC for that idea which I picked up last year from his teambuilding vid where he made like 10 teams. Solid revenge killer, T spikes setter, T-spikes absorber without needing a spinner and can still cripple something with a fast sleep. I enjoy Sludge Bomb in the last slot as a second STAB on the team linked above as I have zone for steels, though obviously you can use HP Ice/Fire/Ground or Weather Ball in the last slot which are the usual options.
Ofc you can use Spikes > T Spikes, but keep in mind Leaf Storm + Spike is illegal iirc, and I need LS to revenge offensive Gyara on the above team.