Ubers Koraidon (Choice Band)

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[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Low Kick / Close Combat
move 2: Dragon Claw / Outrage
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Flare Blitz
item: Choice Band
ability: Orichalcum Pulse
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
tera type: Fire / Fighting / Steel

[SET COMMENTS]
* Choice Band Koraidon has no reliable switch-ins, thus making it one of the most powerful wallbreakers in the tier.
* Low Kick makes for a strong STAB move with few drawbacks, as it often sports high base power in the Ubers tier. Close Combat is the preferred Fighting-type STAB move when running Tera Fighting, as it has a chance to 2HKO both Toxapex, which takes little from Low Kick, and most Arceus-Fairy sets outright.
* Dragon Claw usually 2HKOes Skeledirge and is a reliable Dragon-type STAB move, so it tends to be preferred over Outrage. Outrage does sport overwhelming power and can 2HKO Toxapex and Alomomola, which Dragon Claw cannot do without entry hazard support. This is particularly notable for Tera Steel sets, which may otherwise lack enough breaking power.
* Flare Blitz is a very strong move under the sun and becomes incredibly powerful when boosted by Tera Fire, to the point that it even 2HKOes Fire-resistant Pokemon like Skeledirge and Toxapex. Tera Fire has the additional benefit of granting a Fairy resistance and a burn immunity.
* While not providing any boost in offensive power, Tera Steel offers several useful resistances to Fairy, Ice, and Dragon, which can help Koraidon take on Pokemon like Zacian-C, Miraidon, Arceus-Fairy, and Chien-Pao.
* Choice Band Koraidon is an insanely powerful wallbreaker that can break past all of its normal checks and switch-ins. However, it tends to be worn down easily due to being vulnerable to all entry hazards and often taking Rocky Helmet damage and Flare Blitz recoil. Thus, it pairs best with teammates like Zacian-C, which can clean up after Koraidon has broken down the main defensive core. Koraidon's breaking power allows Zacian-C the flexibility to run coverage options outside of Tera Blast such as Crunch and Wild Charge, and Zacian-C provides the team with a revenge killer as well, making the two a particularly good pair.
* Calm Mind Arceus-Fairy sets also work well with Choice Band Koraidon, as Arceus-Fairy can sweep much easier once Skeledirge and Toxapex are taken out of the picture.
* Koraidon provides excellent utility for teams that are looking for a way to force out Calm Mind Arceus formes, Calm Mind Kyogre, and Calm Mind Cresselia, as its higher Speed and overwhelming physical power can easily break past the aforementioned foes.
* Koraidon tends to be revenge killed by Zacian-C, opposing Choice Scarf Koraidon, and Choice Scarf Miraidon. As such, sporting a solid defensive core with Pokemon like Ting-Lu, Skeledirge, Groudon, and Toxapex are critical for Koraidon's success.

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[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Close Combat / Low Kick
move 2: Dragon Claw / Outrage
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Flare Blitz
item: Choice Band
ability: Orichalcum Pulse
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
tera type: Fire / Fighting / Steel

[SET COMMENTS]
* Choice Band Koraidon has no reliable switch-ins, thus making it one of the most powerful wallbreakers in the tier.
* Close Combat is the generally preferred Fighting-type STAB move, especially when running Tera Fighting, as it has a chance to 2HKO both the very light Toxapex and most Arceus-Fairy sets outright. Otherwise, Low Kick makes for a strong STAB move with few drawbacks, as it often sports high base power in the Ubers tier.
* Dragon Claw usually 2HKOes Skeledirge and is a reliable Dragon-type STAB move, so it tends to be preferred over Outrage. Outrage does sport overwhelming power and can 2HKO Toxapex and Alomomola which Dragon Claw cannot do without entry hazard support. This is particularly notable for Tera Steel sets which may otherwise lack enough breaking power.
* U-turn is a safe click when you are unsure of what will switch-in and don't want to reveal Koraidon's set (although do note that a smart opponent may be able to tell regardless), and it can generate easy momentum for your team.
* Flare Blitz is a very strong move under the sun, and becomes incredibly powerful when boosted by Tera Fire, to the point that it even 2HKOes Fire-resistant Pokemon like Skeledirge and Toxapex. Tera Fire has the additional benefit of granting a Fairy-type resistance and a burn immunity.
* While not providing any boost in offensive power, Tera Steel offers several useful resistances in Fairy-, Ice,-, and Dragon- which can help Koraidon take on Pokemon like Zacian-C, Miraidon, Arceus-Fairy, and Chien-Pao.
* Choice Band Koraidon is an insanely powerful wallbreaker that can break past all of its normal checks and switch-ins. However, it tends to be worn down easily, due to being vulnerable to all entry hazards and often taking Rocky Helmet damage and Flare Blitz recoil. Thus, it pairs best with teammates like Zacian-C who can clean-up after Koraidon has broken down the main defensive core. Koraidon's breaking power allows Zacian-C the flexibility to run coverage options outside of Tera Blast such as Crunch and Wild Charge, and Zacian-C provides the team with a revenge killer as well, making the two a particularly good pair.
* Calm Mind Arceus-Fairy sets also work well with Choice Band Koraidon, as Arceus-Fairy can sweep much easier once Skeledirge and Toxapex are taken out of the picture.
* Koraidon provides excellent utility for teams that are looking for a way to force out Calm Mind Arceus formes, Calm Mind Kyogre, and Calm Mind Cresselia, as its higher Speed and overwhelming physical power can easily break past the aforementioned foes.

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I would mention that you should pair it with mons that can pivot into Zacian-C + Scarf Koraidon, as those are the most common Pokemon to revenge CB Koraidon, so pairing it with Skeledirge / Landorus-T can be useful.

Otherwise, content looks good.

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i think low kick should be put before close combat but imo that's just me

* U-turn is a safe click when you are unsure of what will switch-in and don't want to reveal Koraidon's set (although do note that a smart opponent may be able to tell regardless), and it can generate easy momentum for your team.
this whole sentence seems pretty weird and dumb, i mean yeah if your opponent has more than 50 IQ he's instantly gonna calc u-turn's damage, pls change it

this looks good otherwise

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[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Low Kick / Close Combat
move 2: Dragon Claw / Outrage
move 3: U-turn
move 4: Flare Blitz
item: Choice Band
ability: Orichalcum Pulse
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
tera type: Fire / Fighting / Steel

[SET COMMENTS]
* Choice Band Koraidon has no reliable switch-ins, thus making it one of the most powerful wallbreakers in the tier.
* Close Combat is the generally preferred Fighting-type STAB move, especially when running Tera Fighting, as it has a chance to 2HKO both the very light Toxapex what does very light Toxapex mean? and most Arceus-Fairy sets outright. Otherwise, Low Kick makes for a strong STAB move with few drawbacks, as it often sports high base power in the Ubers tier.
* Dragon Claw usually 2HKOes Skeledirge and is a reliable Dragon-type STAB move, so it tends to be preferred over Outrage. Outrage does sport overwhelming power and can 2HKO Toxapex and Alomomola, (ac) which Dragon Claw cannot do without entry hazard support. This is particularly notable for Tera Steel sets, (ac) which may otherwise lack enough breaking power.
* Flare Blitz is a very strong move under the sun (rc) and becomes incredibly powerful when boosted by Tera Fire, to the point that it even 2HKOes Fire-resistant Pokemon like Skeledirge and Toxapex. Tera Fire has the additional benefit of granting a Fairy-type resistance and a burn immunity.
* While not providing any boost in offensive power, Tera Steel offers several useful resistances in to Fairy, (rh) Ice, (rh rc) and Dragon, (rh ac) which can help Koraidon take on Pokemon like Zacian-C, Miraidon, Arceus-Fairy, and Chien-Pao.
* Choice Band Koraidon is an insanely powerful wallbreaker that can break past all of its normal checks and switch-ins. However, it tends to be worn down easily (rc) due to being vulnerable to all entry hazards and often taking Rocky Helmet damage and Flare Blitz recoil. Thus, it pairs best with teammates like Zacian-C, (ac) which who can clean-up clean up after Koraidon has broken down the main defensive core. Koraidon's breaking power allows Zacian-C the flexibility to run coverage options outside of Tera Blast such as Crunch and Wild Charge, and Zacian-C provides the team with a revenge killer as well, making the two a particularly good pair.
* Calm Mind Arceus-Fairy sets also work well with Choice Band Koraidon, as Arceus-Fairy can sweep much easier once Skeledirge and Toxapex are taken out of the picture.
* Koraidon provides excellent utility for teams that are looking for a way to force out Calm Mind Arceus formes, Calm Mind Kyogre, and Calm Mind Cresselia, as its higher Speed and overwhelming physical power can easily break past the aforementioned foes.
* Koraidon tends to be revenge killed by Zacian-C, opposing Choice Scarf Koraidon, and Choice Scarf Miraidon. As such, sporting a solid defensive core with Pokemon like Ting-Lu, Skeledirge, Groudon, and Toxapex are critical for Koraidon's success.

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