OU Kyurem

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Kyurem @ Metronome / Icium Z
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 56 HP / 200 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power
- Roost

Kyurem has been gaining traction lately in the OU tier, carving itself a niche with its access to Substitute, Pressure, and Roost, allowing it to stall out foes that would otherwise beat it such as Ferrothorn and Clefable. This in tandem with its good Special Attack and near perfect neutral coverage in Ice and Ground makes it a formidable wallbreaker. Moreover, its typing and good bulk let it set up Substitutes on defensive staples like Toxapex, Tangrowth, and Chansey. However, Kyurem still requires team support to facilitate its breaking: Heatran is a fantastic ally as it provides Stealth Rock and can take advantage of Steel-types like Celesteela and Mega Scizor that are troublesome for Kyurem. It also greatly benefits from Toxic Spikes support from Toxapex to help it stall out foes like Tapu Fini and Gastrodon easier.

See Kyurem in action in Official Ladder Tournament's Quarterfinals: https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen7ou-403125
 
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it's like qc'ing my own analysis :psywoke:

"Mamoswine coverage" might not make sense to players who are new / don't use Mamoswine and "Ice / Ground coverage" sounds much better anyway; also add "near perfect neutral coverage"

I'd honestly remove Magnezone from here bc in all tour games where Kyurem was used it was paired with Heatran iirc (SR + pressures Steel-types), & Zone wouldn't fit on those teams, plus you can potentially stall Celesteela out 1v1 with Kyurem; the two most that I saw were Heatran and Toxapex which you already got, if you REALLY wanted another one you could add hazard control (scarf lando provides defog + u-turn ie) but not mandatory

everything else looks great, good stuff QC 1/1

e: also add that due to its typing/bulk it can sub on common defensive mons like pex/tang like we discussed, thought you hit word count woops - a section after its spa starting with "moreover, etc" would be fitting
 
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1/1 :)

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Kyurem is a more recent discovery in the OU tier, carving itself a niche with it's its access to Substitute, Pressure, and Roost (remove comma) allowing it to stall out foes that would otherwise beat it such as Ferrothorn and Clefable. This in tandem with its good Special Attack & and near perfect neutral coverage in Ice / and Ground (i believe you can only use slashes in this manner for dual typings) makes it a formidable wallbreaker in the metagame. (doesn't add anything imo, you can keep if you want) Moreover, its typing and good bulk let it set up Substitutes on defensive staples like Toxapex and Tangrowth. However, Kyurem still requires team support to facilitate its breaking: Heatran is a fantastic ally, (comma) as it provides Stealth Rock and abuses can take advantage of Steel-types like Celesteela and Mega Scizor that are troublesome for Kyurem. It also greatly benefits from Toxic Spikes support from Toxapex to help it stall out foes like Tapu Fini and Gastrodon easier.
 

Mellow

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implemented the gp check and the two qc points after, then got someone from gp to check the two minor changes id made were okay - this is done :)
 
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