Zeraora needs to be shiny, same as how jirachi needs to be to use moonblast.
The Zeraora has to be shiny, because the only way to get a Jirachi with Moonblast is for it to be shiny.Is Moonblast banned of Inheritance ? Because the following set of Zeraora inheriting from Jirachi is seemingly illegal:
Zeraora @ Life Orb
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Aura Sphere
Plus, Jirachi can learn Moonblast, according to Pokémon Showdown, but with the same moveset than Zeraora's, it's still considered to be illegal.
Why Thunder Wave and Nuzzle? Wouldn't something like Magic Powder and Nuzzle be better together?hot take:
Hatterene (Ferrothorn) @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP / 28 Def / 228 SpD
- Power Whip
- Thunder Wave
yep, hatt gets these. check for yourself. anyway, this might be the best thing i've come up with since strength sap shiinotic+malamar. hits hard and provides defensive utility at the same time. what could be better?
It actually switches into Psysurge Alakazam reliably. Even Modest Specs variants fail to 3HKO 100% of the time. It does need Wish support to handle Specs multiple times in a match, and it's absolutely RUINED by Trick, but it reliably counters Psysurge Alakazam, as well as most special Unburden Slurpuff inheritors that might pair with it. (Watch out for Surf though!) Being 4x resistant to Stealth Rock helps a lot;calcs said:252+ SpA Choice Specs Alakazam Expanding Force (120 BP) vs. 0 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Excadrill in Psychic Terrain: 148-174 (40.9 - 48.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock
252 SpA Choice Specs Alakazam Expanding Force (120 BP) vs. 0 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Excadrill in Psychic Terrain: 135-159 (37.3 - 44%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock
252+ SpA Alakazam Expanding Force (120 BP) vs. 0 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Excadrill in Psychic Terrain: 99-117 (27.4 - 32.4%) -- 0% chance to 3HKO after Stealth Rock
252 SpA Alakazam Expanding Force (120 BP) vs. 0 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Excadrill in Psychic Terrain: 90-106 (24.9 - 29.3%) -- 100% chance to 4HKO after Stealth Rock
Regen spam is busted. So is SF Zera, Fur Coat, Ice Scales, Rain. Nobody atm seems concerned with making the game mode competitively balanced, so I would just recommend abusing those.yeah this is basically my way of calling for an ability clause, regen spam is kinda busted
There are more things that can comfortably check mixed Tauros Zera in particular. I don't think it's busted solely because it has no meta counters. I think it's also busted because the lack of team diversity that naturally comes with a small OM. Lots of balance teams run something along the lines of Snorlax+Pex+Steel, which Zera destroys because it's ability to be mixed. This makes Zera come off a lot more powerful, especially since you might lose to the same set on ladder 2-3 times in one run.Almost nothing relevant can wall SFLO Zeraora. FireBoltBeam is all fun and managable until it slots close combat. Now it can 2hko Snorlax. And goodra doesnt enjoy it either. When Zera enters the field, it feels like the world is your oyster, as in any normal team there is nothing that doesnt feel threatened by its coverage moves, if not outright ohko'd. Outspeeding it requieres either scarfs, speed boost, unburden or ninjask, the dedicated lead, so most offensive mons are out of the picture. Only two things that dont take 40% from any of its coverage moves that i can think of are flash fire Spdef Aegislash and physical heatom, and the latter can be thrashed with surf. EDIT: Just remembered it can also use throat chop/earthquake to hit the afromentioned set too. The cherry on top is that Zera can do much more aside from SHLO. Physical sets using mawile for thunder punch, or conkeldurr for guts boosted attacks, the classic pinchurin set with spikes and a obsenely powerful rising voltage, and lead sets too. But none of them can excert as much pressure as Tauros Zeraora. Dragapult might be able to have the meta on his palm too if a mixed set as good as Zera's is found, and i dont think it will take long for that.
You can't have a Clefable know Knock Off and Teleport with a normal ability, has to be Unaware.Having issues with the validator again. These two sets are coming out as illegal, even on Clef itself.
Clefable (Mandibuzz) @ Mental Herb
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 248 HP / 140 Def / 120 SpD
- Stealth Rock
- Knock Off
Ability: Magic Guard
- Stealth Rock
- Knock Off
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Pretty sure the base Clef set is valid and should be inheriting onto Mandibuzz w/o any issues. Would appreciate someone taking a look into this
Minor point of order: Dusclops is very slightly bulkier than Galarian Corsola, and its lower HP & Speed stats are helpful for optimizing Leech Seed damage and slow Teleports.[...]
- MB Corsola-Galar