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Kommo-o @ Kommonium Z
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
- Clanging Scales
- Poison Jab / Close Combat / Stealth Rock
A rising star that made respectable showings in the previous Doubles Winter Seasonal and Doubles Ladder Tournament I, the Clanger is known for its ability to be a boosted threat with little loss of momentum. With its signature move Clangorous Soulblaze, Kommo-o can raise all of its stats while dealing major damage to both foes, making it unique among setup sweepers in being able to boost without having to stop attacking. Kommo-o can quickly become an imposing threat, as teams often have difficulty taking boosted Clanging Scales, also a spread move, while at the same time taking it out through its raised defenses. It is recommended to pair Kommo-o with teammates that can trap and pivot like Mega Gengar and Incineroar, respectively, as it is a devastating recipient of great positioning. Kommo-o is quite one-dimensional, however, as it is reliant on getting the boosts from its Z-move to actually be much of a threat and only has one chance to sweep. Even worse, it is preyed on by the many Fairy-types in the tier, including the omnipresent Tapu Fini, whose Misty Terrain also makes Kommo-o significantly weaker, making another Island Guardian practically required as a teammate to override it.
Want to see Kommo-o in action? Here's DLT I winner Mint16 using it in the semifinals of the tournament: