1v1 Landorus-Therian [QC 1/3]

[OVERVIEW]
  • Landorus-T has a great offensive presence, good bulk and decent speed that allows it to take on common Pokemon in the 1v1 metagame such as Magnezone and Magearna.
  • Landorus-T also has access to the ability Intimidate, one capable of hindering physical attackers such as Mega Gyarados, Haxorus, and Mega Lopunny.
  • It also has access to utility moves such as Bulk Up and Swords Dance helps Landorus-T deal with Pokemon such as Donphan and Mega Gyarados. It having Rock Tomb also helps against Pokemon such as Kee Berry Mew and stall Deoxys-S.
  • Landorus-T can effectively play both a bulky offensive role with Z moves and bulk, and a hyper offensive role with a Choice Scarf and speed, which plays into its great splashability.
  • However, Landorus-T's 4x weakness to Ice-type moves shouldn't be overlooked as faster threats such as Genesect and offensive Mega Metagross, both who carry an Ice-type move, such as Ice Beam or Ice Punch, simply OHKO you with it.
  • In addition to this, it is also weak to specially offensive Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini, as they are too bulky for Landorus-T to handle while having super effective moves to KO it with, and can hit its vulnerable Special Defense.
  • Moreover, Landorus-T lacks tools to deal with bulky special attackers such as Tapu Lele, Meloetta as they are faster and are able to KO it.
  • It also struggles to break physically-based stall Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Clefable and Type: Null and its speed leaves Landorus-T susceptible to faster niche threats such as Jumpluff

[SET]
name: Bulky Flyinium Z
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Fly
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Rock Tomb / Substitute
item: Flyinium Z
ability: Intimidate
nature: Adamant
EVs: 56 HP / 40 Atk / 236 Def / 176 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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  • Swords Dance helps overtake the debuffs from Intimidate users such as Gyarados and Bulk Up users such as Krookodile and opposing Landorus-T.
  • Supersonic Skystrike is Landorus-T's primary STAB move, swiftly getting rid of Grass- and Fighting-types such as Mega Venusaur and Kommo-o
  • Earthquake is its secondary STAB move, beating Steel-type and Fire-type Pokemon such as Heatran and Magearna with the usage of substitute.
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like Kee Berry non-Barrier Mew and stall Deoxys-Speed, as both carry Taunt and prevents you from using Swords Dance or Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X, Haxorus, and Physical Dragonite.
  • You can run Substitute over Rock Tomb allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic and Charm from Pokemon like Chansey, allowing Landorus-T to either setup or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron, along with Preventing Magearna from using the move Pain Split, causing them to have to use Fleur cannon
  • Bulk up also helps

Set Details

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  • 56 EVs and 236 Def EVs allows Landorus-T to survive a Waterfall from an Intimidated Mega Gyarados after a Dragon Dance.
  • 176 Spe EVs lets Landorus-T outspeed Adamant variants of Mega Gyarados.
  • 40 Atk EVs and an Adamant Nature maximize Landorus-T's damage output with the remaining EVs, so you can always OHKO bulky Mega Gyarados with Supersonic Skystrike after a Swords Dance.
  • If you choose to run Bulk Up, 56 HP and 236 Defense will also allow Landorus-T to avoid a 2HKO from Choice Band Garchomp after a Bulk Up. combine this w/ first point

Usage Tips

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  • Against Golem, use Supersonic Skystrike, as you live Golem’s Counter into Sucker Punch, and use Earthquake. Against Physical Dragonite, it's best to Rock Tomb first, and then use Supersonic Skystrike to almost always KO.
  • Against Mega Aggron, it is best to use Swords Dance into a Rock tomb. If they Mega Evolve, use Swords Dance again into an Earthquake. Against Donphan, you need bulk up to win guaranteed, as otherwise it's a 50/50 on using Rock Tomb into a predicted counter or using Earthquake into a predicted Ice Shard.
  • Against Mega Charizard X, it is best to Rock Tomb turn 1. If they are Mega Charizard X and Mega Evolve, use Earthquake. If they stay in base form, use Rock Tomb a second time.
  • Earthquake fails to defeat certain Steel-type Pokemon reliably such as Ice Punch Mega Metagross as they can live the attack and return damage with a super effective move. Magearna can only be beaten with the combination of Earthquake and Substitute.
  • Be careful around Choice Band Garchomp, and Zygarde, as Swords Dance Landorus-T struggles to beat them reliably. Bulk Up can be used to beat Choice Band Garchomp, however.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against special attacking Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Greninja, and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z.
  • Its best not to send Landorus-T out versus physical walls such as Mega Slowbro and Type: Null due to them being too bulky for Landorus-T, even after Swords Dance.

Team Options

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  • Flyinium Landorus-T is great at dealing with Grass- and Electric-types such as Mega Venusaur and Magnezone, Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini who struggle with these Pokemon appreciates Landorus-T ability to get rid of them. At the same time Primarina and Tapu Fini all deal with Ground-types Landorus-T still struggles with, Pokemon like Donphan and Zygarde.
  • This Landorus-T set is also great at dealing with slower Bug- and Fighting-types such as Mega Heracross and Kommo-o, who Dark-types like Greninja has trouble dealing with. At the same time Greninja deals with all the speed traps such as Jumpluff and Smeargle.
  • Landorus-T easily loses to fast special attackers who carry Ice-type moves such as Greninja and Genesect. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur and Magenzone who is good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash who Mega Venusaur and Magnezone struggle with.

[SET]
Name: Choice Scarf
Move 1: Earthquake
Move 2: Superpower
Move 3: Rock Slide
Move 4: Fly
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 224 Atk / 32 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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  • Earthquake is Landorus-T’s primary STAB move, beating Steel-type and Fire-type Pokemon such as non-Choice Specs Magenzone and Mega Blaziken
  • Superpower serves as a coverage move that allows Landorus to KO the likes of Mega Lopunny, Scarf Porygon Z, Heatran, and Greninja.
  • Rock Slide allows for Landorus the consistently beat Mega Charizard X and Y.
  • Fly can be used as a Secondary STAB option to avoid a Clangorous Soulblaze from Kommo-o and to hit Pokemon such as Pheromosa Super-Effectively.

Set Details
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  • 252 EVs in Speed along with a Jolly Nature allows for Landorus-T to maximize its speed in order to outspeed threats such as Scarf Porygon-Z and Pheromosa.
  • 32 EVs in Special Defense allows Landorus-T to always live an Overheat from Heatran.
  • 224 EVs in Attack maximize Landorus-T’s offensive capabilities.

Usage Tips
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  • Against both Mega Charizard formes, its best to Rock Slide to catch the both of the two formes, due to Rock Slide still hitting both for super-effective damage.
  • Against Pokemon that you would lose to normally, such as Genesect, use Rock Slide to attempt to win the matchup, as Rock Slide's flinch chance gives you a chance to win.
  • Choice Scarf Landorus-T lures in pokemon that beat its Z-Move variants, such as Greninja and Porygon-Z. This also helps to scare pokemon that beat Choice Scarf but lose to Z Move Variants, such as Magearna.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against physical walls such as Type: Null, Mega Slowbro, and Mew due to its lack of wallbreaking capability.
  • Avoid bulkier Steel-types such as Magearna, Mega Metagross, and Aegislash, as they can survive an earthquake and KO you back with a Z Move.


Team Options
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  • Powerful wallbreakers such as Normallum Porygon-Z and Mega Charizard Y make great Partners, as they handle physical walls such as Mega Slowbro and Mew. Normalium Porygon-Z can also beat the likes of Mega Gyarados for Landorus-T. Landorus-T, in return, helps them with Pokemon such as Mega Tyranitar and Magnezone.
  • Electric Types such as Zeraora and Magnezone beat bulky Water-Types such as Tapu Fini and Primarina, in which Landorus-T helps them with their matchups versus Fire-types such as Mega Charizard X and Victini.
  • Steel types such as Mega Metagross and Genesect can help versus Ice Types and Pokemon who use Ice Type coverage such as Kyurem and Weavile. Landorus-T, in return, helps with Fire-Types such as Victini and Mega Charizard Y.
  • Mega Venusaur is also an excellent partner for Landorus-T due to it’s ability to beat Water-types, along with Pokemon with Ice and Water-Type coverage such as Primarina and Genesect. Landorus-Therian helps it with Fire-types such as Mega Charizard Y and Victini in return.
[SET]
Name: Fast Groundium Z
Move 1: Earthquake
Move 2: Swords Dance
Move 3: Rock Tomb
Move 4: Substitute
Item: Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 56 HP / 148 Atk / 52 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
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  • Tectonic Rage is Landorus-T's strongest STAB which allows it to plow through Steel-type Pokemon such as Magearna, Magnezone, and Aegislash. It also hits Fire-type Pokemon such a Mega Charizard X and Heatran.
  • Swords Dance is Landorus-T's best boosting move, allowing it to help against Intimidate users such as Krookidile
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like stall Deoxys-Speed, as it carries Taunt and prevents you from using Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X and Haxorus
  • Substitute allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic, Charm, and Leech Seed from Pokemon like Chansey and Mega Venusaur, allowing Landorus-T to either set up or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron.
  • Bulk Up gives Landorus-T a boost in both Attack and Defense helping it against Pokemon such as Mega Sableye and Choice Band Donphan
Set Details
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  • 252 Speed EVs and a Jolly Nature allows Landorus-T to outspeed non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z and OHKO it with Tectonic Rage.
  • The combination of 56 HP and 52 Defense allows Landorus to tank the combination of Fake Out + Ice Punch from Mega Lopunny while living a Heatran’s Overheat
  • The rest is put into Attack to maximize its damage output.
  • A bulkier spread of 248 HP / 44 Def / 80 SpD / 136 Spe with an Adamant nature and Bulk Up can be run to more reliably beat non-Choice Band Donphan, surviving stray Hidden Power Ice from non-choice specs Magnezone and Heatran, while outspeeding base 65s, notably Magearna. This set, however, does not outspeed Normalium Z Porygon-Z and is more susceptible to faster niche threats who use sleep such as Smeargle and Vivillon.

Usage Tips

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  • Against Air Balloon users such as Heatran, using Rock Tomb to break the balloon and using to Tectonic Rage to finish is the best play.
  • Against Mega Charizard X, it is best to Rock Tomb turn 1 and then use your Z Move. until they mega evolve, at which point you Tectonic Rage.
  • Against Choice Band Donphan, you can either Earthquake if you predict ice shard, or bulk up on a predicted counter, if you are running it.
  • However, against Golem and Adamant Crustle, another Sturdy Pokemon, you'd want to immediately Rock Tomb turn 1, as it breaks its Sturdy while avoiding potentially fatal Counter damage, and it helps in outspeeding Adamant variants of Crustle even at +1 after a Shell Smash. Finish them off with Tectonic Rage.
  • When against Pokemon who usually carry Metal Burst or Counter such as Mega Aggron and Chansey, or against Pokemon who aim at lowering its Attack stat or giving a status to Landorus-T such as Charm, Leech Seed or Toxic, such as Mega Venusaur, almost always go for Substitute turn one to easily avoid it, allowing Landorus-T to setup or attack from behind the Substitute.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Genesect and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z as Landorus-T cannot take care of these.

Team Options
========

  • Landorus-T struggles with bulky Water-type Pokemon such as Primarina, Tapu Fini, and Mega Gyarados because of their high innate bulk and Landorus-T's weakness to Water-type. Pairing it with an Electric-type Pokemon such as Zeraora and Magnezone who can handle these Water-types is appreciated. At the same time, Landorus-T beats Ground-type Pokemon Zeraora and Magneton struggle with such as Golem and Groundium Z Garchomp. These Electric-types also deal with Mega Charizard Y, who Landorus-T struggles with, while Landorus-T handles Mega Charizard X.
  • Landorus-T has trouble dealing with Psychic-types such as offensive Mega Metagross, Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, and Meloetta because of their ability to either outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T or are too bulky for it. Pairing Landorus-T with Heatran and Aegislash, who all handle these Pokemon well helps. At the same time, Landorus-T deals with the Ground-types Heatran and Aegislash struggle with, as well as opposing Heatran and Aegislash.
  • Physical walls such as Mega Slowbro, Type: Null and Clefable are too bulky for Landorus-T to defeat, so stall breakers such as Belly Drum Mega Charizard X make good partners, as Landorus-T helps with its weakness to Faster attackers such as Zeraora.
  • Landorus-T easily loses to special attackers who carry Ice-type moves such as Greninja, Porygon-Z, and Pheromosa. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur or Mega Gardevoir who are good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash and Heatran who Mega Venusaur and Mega Gardevoir struggle with
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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  • Landorus-T can also run an Assault Vest set capable of beating all Porygon-Z, Naganadel, and Pokemon like Choice Specs Hidden Power Ice Magnezone and Ice Beam Magearna. This set, however, is more of a niche lure set and struggles to beat Pokemon outside of the list it was intended to beat Pokemon such as Garchomp and Krookodile.
Checks and Counters
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**Physical Walls**: Landorus-T still struggles to break walls such as Clefable, Type: Null and Mega Slowbro because of their high defenses and ability to match Landorus-T's Swords Dance or Bulk Up with Iron Defense

**Ice-type moves**: Ice Beam and Blizzard are all carried by Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Genesect, Greninja, Pheromosa, and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, who outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T. Choice Scarf Landorus-T can deal with the latter three Pokemon, however

**Water-type Pokemon**: Mega Gyarados, Primarina and Tapu Fini, are able to tank a hit and OHKO Lando with Super Effective Water-type moves, although the Flyinium-Z set can beat Mega Gyarados.

**Fast Special Attackers**: Due to Landorus-T's middling special bulk, it easily dies to fast special attackers such as fast Mega Charizard Y, Naganadel, Mega Gardevoir, and Psychium Z Tapu Lele, although Choice Scarf Landorus-T can beat Mega Charizard Y and Naganadel.
 
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AMQC check, add what you want. For the most part the information is correct, but would recommend to go over this for GP stuff cuz I found a lot of mistakes there that should be easy to fix.
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[OVERVIEW]

  • Having a great offensive presence, exceptional bulk along with decent speed, Landorus-T is a great pokemon in the 1v1 Metagame. I feel like this should be reworded, like Landorus-T has great offensive presnce, bulk and decent speed that allows it to take on Pokemon like a and b, mainly because the great Pokemon in the 1v1 metagame part seems like filler you put in a school paper for word count.
  • Its Ground / Flying typing allows it to be immune to two types quite common in the metagame, being immune to STABs from Electric-type Pokemon such as Magnezone and Zeraora, while avoiding Ground-type moves from Golem, and Garchomp. Feeling like this is fluff and such, would just take it out.
  • Landorus-T also has access to the ability Intimidate, one of the best abilities in the format, capable of hindering physical attackers such as Mega Gyarados, Haxorus, and Mega Lopunny. I feel the same way here, as there are a lot of good abilities in 1v1.
  • Its Ground-type STAB Earthquake allows it to beat Steel- and Fire-type Pokemon such as Heatran, Magearna, and Aegislash, which are common in the 1v1 metagame.
  • It also has access to utility moves such as Bulk Up and Swords Dance helps Landorus-T deal with Pokemon such as Donphan and Mega Gyarados. It having Rock Tomb also helps against Pokemon such as Kee Berry Mew and Deoxys-S.
  • However, Landorus-T's 4x weakness to Ice-type moves shouldn't be overlooked as faster threats such as Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, Genesect and Pheromosa, both who carry an Ice-type move, such as Ice Beam or Blizzard, simply OHKO you with it.
  • In addition to this, it is also weak to Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini, as they are too bulky for Landorus-T to handle while having super effective moves to KO it with.
  • Moreover, Landorus-T lacks tools to deal with special attackers such as Tapu Lele, Meloetta, and fast Mega Charizard Y, as they are faster and are able to KO it.
  • It also struggles to break physically-based stall Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and Type:Null and its base 90 speed leaves Landorus-T susceptible to faster niche threats such as Jumpluff and Mega Gengar. Probably should add Clefable next to Mega Slowbro and Whimsi with Jumpluff.
[SET]

name: Fast Groundium Z
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Bulk Up
move 3: Rock Tomb
move 4: Substitute
item: Groundium Z
ability: Intimidate
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]

Moves

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  • Tectonic Rage is Landorus-T's strongest STAB which allows it to plough through Steel-type Pokemon such as Magearna, Magnezone, and Aegislash. It also hits Fire-type Pokemon such a Mega Charizard X and Heatran
  • Bulk Up gives Landorus-T a boost in both Attack and Defense helping it against Pokemon such as Golem and Mega Aggron.
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like Kee Berry Mew and Deoxys-Speed, as both carries Taunt and prevents you from using Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X and Haxorus
  • Substitute allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic, Charm, and Leech Seed from Pokemon like Chansey and Mega Venusaur, allowing Landorus-T to either setup or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron.
Set Details

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  • 252 Speed EVs and a Jolly Nature allows Landorus-T to outspeed non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z and OHKO it with Tectonic Rage.
  • 252 Attack EVs maximize Landorus-T's damage output.
  • 4 Def is to further improve Landorus-T's physical bulk.
  • A bulkier spread of 248 HP / 44 Def / 80 SpD / 136 Spe can be run to more reliably beat non-Choice Band Donphan, surviving stray Hidden Power Ice from non-Choice Specs Magnezone and Heatran, while outspeeding base 65s, notably Magearna. This set however does not outspeed Normalium Z Porygon-Z and is more susceptible to faster niche threats who use sleep such as Smeargle and Vivillon.
Usage Tips

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  • Against Steel-types such as Magearna and Aegislash, quickly get rid of them with Tectonic Rage.
  • Against Air Balloon users such as Heatran, using Rock Tomb to break the balloon and using to Tectonic Rage to finish is the best play.
  • Against Pokemon with the ability Sturdy such as Golem and Donphan, always use Bulk Up turn one as Golem can run a Rockium set while Donphan has access to Ice Shard. You're next play is to Rock Tomb breaking Sturdy, and finally using your Z-Move on the next turn to finish them off. Be careful around Choice Band Donphan, as it reliably beats Landorus-T with Ice Shard.
  • Add a part of what to do vs Charizard as in Rock tomb turn 1 then finish off with Z-move etc.
  • Prob should add a bullet about the deo-s and Kee Berry Mew mu as Rock Tomb then Bulk Up then Z.
  • However, against Crustle, another Sturdy Pokemon, you'd want to immediately Rock Tomb turn 1, as it makes Counter weaker and it helps in outspeeding Adamant variants of Crustle even at +1 after a Shell Smash. Finish them off with Tectonic Rage.
  • When against Pokemon who usually carry Metal Burst or Counter such as Mega Aggron and Chansey, or against Pokemon who aim at debuffing or giving a status at Landorus-T such as Charm, Leech Seed or Toxic, add examples here like Mega venu, Whimsi etc almost always go for Substitute turn one to easily avoid it, allowing Landorus-T to setup or attack from behind the Substitute. I would change debuffing to lowering its Attack stat, debuffing is just not a word idt.
  • Add a part about walls that Landorus-T should avoid facing
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Genesect and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z as Landorus-T cannot take care of these. Could also mention Ice Punch Metagross as Clear Body avoids Intimidate and such.
Team Options

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  • Landorus-T struggles with bulky Water-type Pokemon such as Primarina, Tapu Fini, and Mega Gyarados because of their high innate bulk and Landorus-T's weakness to Water-type. Pairing it with an Electric-type Pokemon such as Zeraora and Magneton I feel like zone is still a better example but w/e who can handle these Water-types is appreciated. At the same time, Landorus-T beats Ground-type Pokemon Zeraora and Magneton struggle with such as Golem and Garchomp. These Electric-types also deal with Mega Charizard Y, who Landorus-T struggles with, while Landorus-T handles Mega Charizard X.
  • Landorus-T has trouble dealing with Psychic-types such as Mega Metagross, Tapu Lele, Gardevoir, and Meloetta because of their ability to either outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T or are too bulky for it. Pairing Landorus-T with Heatran and Aegislash, who all handle these Pokemon well helps. At the same time, Landorus-T deals with the Ground-types Heatran and Aegislash struggles with.
  • Mention a few teammates that can beat walls like Mega Slowbro, Type:Null and Clefable.
  • Landorus-T easily loses to fast special attackers who carry Ice-type moves such as Greninja, Porygon2 and Pheromosa. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur or Mega Gardevoir who are good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash and Heatran who Mega Venusaur and Mega Gardevoir struggles with.
[SET]

name: Bulky Flyinium Z
move 1: Swords Dance / Bulk Up
move 2: Fly
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Rock Tomb / Substitute
item: Flyinium Z
ability: Intimidate
nature: Adamant
EVs: 32 HP / 48 Atk / 252 Def / 176 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]

Moves

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  • Swords Dance helps overtake the debuffs from Intimidate users such as Gyarados and Bulk Up users such as Krookodile and opposing Landorus-T.
  • Bulk Up is used to win matchups against Donphan and Golem. Go into more detail about this in set details, as it is important to go over when to Bulk Up and attack.
  • Supersonic Skystrike is Landorus-T's primary STAB move, swiftly getting rid of Grass- and Fighting-types such as Mega Venusaur and Kommo-o
  • Earthquake is its secondary STAB move, beating Steel-type and Fire-type Pokemon such as Magearna and Heatran.
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like Kee Berry Mew and Deoxys-Speed, as both carries Taunt and prevents you from using Swords Dance or Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X and Haxorus
  • You can run Substitute over Rock Tomb allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic and Charm from Pokemon like Chansey, allowing Landorus-T to either setup or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron.
Set Details

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  • 32 HP EVs and 252 Def EVs allows Landorus-T to survive a Waterfall from an Intimidated Mega Gyarados after a Dragon Dance.
  • 176 Spe EVs lets Landorus-T outspeed Adamant variants of Mega Gyarados Would add another example here to let the user get a handle on Landorus-T spe tier.
  • 48 Atk EVs and an Adamant Nature maximizes Landorus-T's damage output with the remaining EVs.
Usage Tips

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  • Flyinium Z Landorus-T is effective at dealing with Grass-, Fighting-, and Bug-types like Tapu Bulu, Mega Venusaur, Kommo-o, and Buzzwole. Using Supersonic Skystrike as early turn one is great at getting rid of these Pokemon
  • Using Fly to dodge Z-moves from Pokemon like Golem with Continental Crush or Dragonite with Devasting Drake and safely breaking Sturdy or Multiscale while preserving Landorus-T's own Z-move helps. Using Fly in situations outside of these is easily punishable from moves like Protect or Substitute from Pokemon such as Whimsicott or Mega Swampert.
  • Despite Earthquake being weaker than Tectonic Rage, it can still easily take care of Electric-type Pokemon such as Zeraora and Magnezone.
  • Talk about using sub against common counter / metal burst users like Mega Aggron and Donphan.
  • Talk about when to Rock Tomb against Deo-s, set up and sweep.
  • Talk about the zards mu and how the landorus-t user should play it.
  • However, Earthquake fails to defeat Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash, and slow variants of Mega Metagross as they return damage with either a Z-move or a very effective move.
  • Be careful around Choice Band Garchomp, and Zygarde, as Landorus-T struggles to beat them reliably.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Mega Metagross and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z.
  • Add a sentence about sleep users like Jump, Whimsi etc
  • Talk about the walls here to, as Landorus-T fails to beat Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Clefable etc
Team Options

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  • Flyinium Landorus-T is great at dealing with Grass- and Electric-types such as Tapu Bulu and Magneton, Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini who struggle with these Pokemon appreciates Landorus-T ability to get rid of them. At the same time Primarina and Tapu Fini all deal with the Ground-types Landorus-T still struggles with, Pokemon like Donphan, Golem, and Zygarde. I feel like Mega Venusaur should be there as well as magnezone over magneton since these two are more relvement.
  • This Landorus-T set is also great at dealing with slower Bug- and Fighting-types such as Mega Heracross and Kommo-o, who Dark-types like Greninja has trouble dealing with. At the same time Greninja deals with all the speed traps such as Jumpluff and Smeargle, and being immune to Prankster helps it beat Whimsicott as well. I dont get what Speed trap means...but I would say deal with status users such as instead.
  • Add teammates that can beat walls like Clefable etc.
  • reliable zard counter as landorus-t can only take on Zard x really well and struggles with Mega Charizard Y.
  • Landorus-T easily loses to fast special attackers who carry Ice-type moves such as Greninja and Pheromosa Genesect. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur or Mega Gardevoir who are good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Heatran who Mega Venusaur and Mega Gardevoir struggles with. Feel like rn Genesect is a more relevent example, but could include all three.
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]


Other Options

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  • Landorus-T can opt to run a Choice Scarf set to beat Pokemon that would otherwise outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T without it, beating Pokemon such as Greninja, Naganadel, and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z. This set however lacks the offensive capabilities and utility of its previous sets losing to Pokemon like Donphan, Mega Gyarados, and Aegislash.
  • Landorus-T can also run an Assault Vest set capable of beating all Porygon-Z, Naganadel, and Pokemon like Choice Specs Hidden Power Ice Magnezone and Ice Beam Magearna. This set however is more of a niche lure set and struggles to beat Pokemon outside of the list it was intended to beat, Pokemon such as Garchomp and Krookodile.
  • Maybe rockium Z with Stone Edge to be able to take care of both zards?
Checks and Counters

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**Ice-type moves**: Ice Beam and Blizzard are all carried by Pokemon like Greninja, Pheromosa, and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, who outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T. I feel like this reads awkardly. More of a GP thing tho, as the inofmation is correct. Pokemon I would add to this is Genesect, Mega Medicham, and Mega Metagross as it is a common Pokemon that runs Ice Beam or Ice Punch.

**Water-type Pokemon**: Primarina and Tapu Fini, Pokemon too bulky for Landorus-T, are able to tank a hit and dish back a lot of damage to OHKO Lando with Super Effective Water-type moves. Add Mega Gyara, as it does beat the first set.


**Fast Special Nukes Attackers**: Due to Landorus-T's middling special bulk, it easily dies to fast special attacking nukes attackers such as fast Mega Charizard Y, and Psychium Z Tapu Lele. Add Naga

**Physical Walls**: Landorus-T still struggles to break walls such as Type:Null and Mega Slowbro because of their high defenses and ability to match Landorus-T's Swords Dance or Bulk Up with Iron Defense. Add Clefable, since unaware and stuff ya.

**Leech Seed and Sleep**: Fast sleep threats such as Mega Gengar and Jumpluff just outspeed Landorus-T and makes him fall to sleep where it gets severely punished by a boosted Hex or gets Leech Seed. Similarly, Whimsicott and it's ability Prankster can Substitute on any of Landorus-T's Z-moves and proceed to stall it with Protect and Leech Seed.


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- Written by: [Pokesartoolcay, number], [Shyom, 469945]]
Small GP thing here, and fix the spacing here and throughout the analysis, it looks like you legit just copied Shyom's post in Microsoft word and pasted it here.
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AMQC check, add what you want. For the most part the information is correct, but would recommend to go over this for GP stuff cuz I found a lot of mistakes there that should be easy to fix.
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[OVERVIEW]
  • Landorus-T has a great offensive presence, good bulk and decent speed that allows it to take on common Pokemon in the 1v1 metagame such as Magnezone and Magearna.
  • Landorus-T also has access to the ability Intimidate, one capable of hindering physical attackers such as Mega Gyarados, Haxorus, and Mega Lopunny.
  • Its Ground-type STAB Earthquake allows it to beat Steel- and Fire-type Pokemon such as Heatran, Magearna, and Aegislash this is basically reiterating the 1st point, and earthquake on a ground mon isn't really a shocker/notable
  • It also has access to utility moves such as Bulk Up and Swords Dance helps Landorus-T deal with Pokemon such as Donphan and Mega Gyarados. It having Rock Tomb also helps against Pokemon such as Kee Berry Mew and stall Deoxys-S.
  • I would mention how it can effectively play a bulky offense roll or a hyper offense roll, running z moves with bulk or speed or scarf with bulk and speed, and how that adds to its splashability.
  • However, Landorus-T's 4x weakness to Ice-type moves shouldn't be overlooked as faster threats such as Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, Genesect, and Pheromosa not entirely accurate, you can run scarf to beat the underlined. Maybe change to offensive Mega Metagross, both who carry an Ice-type move, such as Ice Beam or Blizzard, simply OHKO you with it.
  • In addition to this, it is also weak to specially offensive Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini, as they are too bulky for Landorus-T to handle while having super effective moves to KO it with, and can hit its vulnerable Special Defense. z move lando can work against physical water types (although gyara is rlly the only main one)
  • Moreover, Landorus-T lacks tools to deal with bulky special attackers such as Tapu Lele, Meloetta, and fast Mega Charizard Y, not true for scarf as they are faster and are able to KO it.
  • It also struggles to break physically-based stall Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Clefable and Type: Null and its speed leaves Landorus-T susceptible to faster niche threats such as Jumpluff and Mega Gengar. not true for scarf
Change the set order to flyinium -> scarf -> groundium

[SET]
Name: Choice Scarf
Move 1: Earthquake
Move 2: Superpower
Move 3: Rock Slide
Move 4: Fly
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe srry i'm bad but you should run 224 Atk / 32 SpD / 252 Spe, which lets you tank an overheat from heatran guaranteed

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Earthquake is Landorus-T’s primary STAB move, beating Steel-type and Fire-type Pokemon such as Magearna 0 SpA Magearna Twinkle Tackle (195 BP) vs. 0 HP / 32 SpD Landorus-Therian: 304-358 (95.2 - 112.2%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO I would use something more reliable and Heatran. /dt air balloon needs better examples
  • Superpower serves as a coverage move that allows Landorus to KO the likes of Mega Lopunny, Scarf Porygon Z, Heatran and Greninja.
  • Rock Slide allows for Landorus the consistently beat Mega Charizard X and Y.
  • Fly can be used as a Secondary STAB option to avoid a Clangorous Soulblaze from Kommo-o and to hit Pokemon such as add stuff Pheromosa Super-Effectively.

Set Details
========

  • 252 EVs in Speed along with a Jolly Nature allows for Landorus-T to maximize its speed in order to outspeed threats such as Scarf Porygon-Z and Pheromosa.
  • 32 EVs in Special Defense allow Landorus-T to always live an Overheat from Heatran.
  • 252 224 EVs in Attack maximizes Landorus-T’s offensive capabilities.

Usage Tips
========

  • It's best to send Landorus-T against that it hits super-effectively. This includes many metagame staples such as Mega Charizard X, Mega Lopunny, and Magearna. this whole point is super obvious, consider removing
  • mention that lando will lure in and KO pokemon like pz and pheromosa
  • Against both Mega Charizard formes, its best to Rock Slide to catch the both of the two formes, due to Rock Slide still hitting both for super-effective damage.
  • Landorus-T Should use Earthquake on most foes barring those who resist it or Pokemon in which its coverage moves do super-effective damage to. pretty obvious
  • mention flying to avoid game ending attacks, like Clangorous Soulblaze.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against physical walls such as Type: Null, Mega Slowbro, and Mew due to its lack of wallbreaking capability.
  • mention to avoid magearna, bc it can tank an eq and ohko you


Team Options
========

  • Powerful wallbreakers such as Normallum Porygon-Z and Mega Charizard Y make great Partners, as they handle physical walls such as Slowbro and Mew. Normalium Porygon-Z can also beat the likes of Mega Gyarados for Landorus-T. what does lando t do in return
  • Electric Types such as Zeraora and Magnezone beat bulky Water-Types such as Tapu Fini and Primarina. what does lando t do in return
  • Steel types such as Mega Metagross and Genesect can help versus Ice Types and Pokemon who use Ice Type coverage such as Kyurem and Weavile. what does lando t do in return
  • mention mega venusaur, it beats ice and waters, and lures in fire types

[SET]
Name: Fast Groundium Z
Move 1: Earthquake
Move 2: Bulk Up slash on swords dance here, it helps with mons like mega venu
Move 3: Rock Tomb
Move 4: Substitute
Item: Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 56 HP / 148 Atk / 52 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
========

  • Tectonic Rage is Landorus-T's strongest STAB which allows it to plow through Steel-type Pokemon such as Magearna, Magnezone, and Aegislash. It also hits Fire-type Pokemon such a Mega Charizard X and Heatran.
  • Bulk Up gives Landorus-T a boost in both Attack and Defense helping it against Pokemon such as Golem you wouldn't need bulk for golem and Mega Aggron.
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like Kee Berry Mew i don't think you could beat kee berry mew, it would be able to burn you first and either boost with iron defense or whittle you down with seismic toss and stall Deoxys-Speed, as both carry Taunt and prevents you from using Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X and Haxorus
  • Substitute allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic, Charm, and Leech Seed from Pokemon like Chansey and Mega Venusaur, allowing Landorus-T to either set up or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron.
Set Details
========
  • 252 Speed EVs and a Jolly Nature allows Landorus-T to outspeed non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z and OHKO it with Tectonic Rage.
  • The combination of 56 HP and 52 Defense allows Landorus to tank a Heatran’s Overheat while also living the combination of Fake Out + Ice Punch from Mega Lopunny. switch order since you're talking about def
  • The rest is put into Attack to maximize its damage output.
  • A bulkier spread of 248 HP / 44 Def / 80 SpD / 136 Spe what nature? can be run to more reliably beat non-Choice Band Donphan, surviving stray Hidden Power Ice from non-choice specs Magnezone and Heatran, while outspeeding base 65s, notably Magearna. This set, however, does not outspeed Normalium Z Porygon-Z and is more susceptible to faster niche threats who use sleep such as Smeargle and Vivillon.

Usage Tips

========
  • Against Steel-types such as Magearna and Aegislash, quickly get rid of them with Tectonic Rage pretty obvious
  • Against Air Balloon users such as Heatran, using Rock Tomb to break the balloon and using to Tectonic Rage to finish is the best play.
  • Against Mega Charizard X, it is best to Rock Tomb turn 1 and then use your Z Move. until they mega evolve, at which point you Tectonic Rage.
  • Against Pokemon with the ability Sturdy such as Golem and Donphan, always use Bulk Up turn one as Golem can run a Rockium set while Donphan has access to Ice Shard. You're next play is to Rock Tomb breaking Sturdy, and finally using your Z-Move on the next turn to finish them off. Be careful around Choice Band Donphan, as it reliably beats Landorus-T with Ice Shard. okay so you don't need to use bulk up to beat golem, you can rock tomb into tectonic. Donphan is a 50/50, bc bulk up will lose you the game with these evs. either eq on their ice shard or bulk up on their counter.
  • Make a new point describing the donphan 50/50. Move the above underlined point here
  • However, against Crustle, another Sturdy Pokemon, you'd want to immediately Rock Tomb turn 1, as it makes Counter weaker and it helps in outspeeding Adamant variants of Crustle even at +1 after a Shell Smash. Finish them off with Tectonic Rage add aggron and golem to this and make it more about how to deal with sturdy mons with counter/metal burst
  • When against Pokemon who usually carry Metal Burst or Counter such as Mega Aggron and Chansey, or against Pokemon who aim at lowering its Attack stat or giving a status to Landorus-T such as Charm, Leech Seed or Toxic, such as Mega Venusaur, almost always go for Substitute turn one to easily avoid it, allowing Landorus-T to setup or attack from behind the Substitute.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Genesect and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z as Landorus-T cannot take care of these.

Team Options
========
  • Landorus-T struggles with bulky Water-type Pokemon such as Primarina, Tapu Fini, and Mega Gyarados because of their high innate bulk and Landorus-T's weakness to Water-type. Pairing it with an Electric-type Pokemon such as Zeraora and Magnezone who can handle these Water-types is appreciated. At the same time, Landorus-T beats Ground-type Pokemon Zeraora and Magneton struggle with such as Golem and Groundium Z Garchomp. choice band 2hkos you These Electric-types also deal with Mega Charizard Y, who Landorus-T struggles with, while Landorus-T handles Mega Charizard X.
  • Landorus-T has trouble dealing with Psychic-types such as offensive Mega Metagross, Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, and Meloetta because of their ability to either outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T or are too bulky for it. Pairing Landorus-T with Heatran and Aegislash, who all handle these Pokemon well helps. At the same time, Landorus-T deals with the Ground-types Heatran and Aegislash struggle with such as?, as well as opposing Heatran and Aegislash.
  • Physical walls such as Mega Slowbro, Type: Null and Clefable are too bulky for Landorus-T to defeat, so stall breakers such as Belly Drum Mega Charizard X make good partners. what does lando do in return
  • Landorus-T easily loses to fast special attackers who carry Ice-type moves rlly it loses to anything with ice coverage outside of steels. such as Greninja, Porygon2 Porygon-Z p2 aint fast lmao, and Pheromosa. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur or Mega Gardevoir who are good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash and Heatran who Mega Venusaur and Mega Gardevoir struggle with.
[SET]
name: Bulky Flyinium Z
move 1: Swords Dance / Bulk Up so bulk up doesn't rlly do anything. You should move mention it
move 2: Fly
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Rock Tomb / Substitute
item: Flyinium Z
ability: Intimidate
nature: Adamant
EVs: 56 HP / 40 Atk / 236 Def / 176 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Swords Dance helps overtake the debuffs from Intimidate users such as Gyarados and Bulk Up users such as Krookodile and opposing Landorus-T.
  • Bulk Up is used to win matchups against Donphan and Golem. move to the bottom of the moves section
  • Supersonic Skystrike is Landorus-T's primary STAB move, swiftly getting rid of Grass- and Fighting-types such as Mega Venusaur and Kommo-o
  • Earthquake is its secondary STAB move, beating Steel-type and Fire-type Pokemon such as Magearna and Heatran. switch order, mention you beat magearna when you run sub
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like Kee Berry Mew and Deoxys-Speed, as both carries Taunt and prevents you from using Swords Dance or Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X and Haxorus. mention that it lets you beat physical dragonite, thats big
  • You can run Substitute over Rock Tomb allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic and Charm from Pokemon like Chansey, allowing Landorus-T to either setup or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron.

Set Details

========

  • 32 HP 56 EVs and 236 Def EVs allows Landorus-T to survive a Waterfall from an Intimidated Mega Gyarados after a Dragon Dance.
  • 176 Spe EVs lets Landorus-T outspeed Adamant variants of Mega Gyarados.
  • 48 40 Atk EVs and an Adamant Nature maximize Landorus-T's damage output with the remaining EVs, so you can always OHKO bulky Mega Gyarados with Supersonic Skystrike after a Swords Dance.
  • If you choose to run Bulk Up, 56 HP and 236 Defense will allow Landorus-T to avoid a 2HKO from Choice Band Garchomp after a Bulk Up.

Usage Tips

========

  • Flyinium Z Landorus-T is effective at dealing with Grass-, Fighting-, and Bug-types like Tapu Bulu, Mega Venusaur, Kommo-o, and Buzzwole. Using Supersonic Skystrike as early turn one is great at getting rid of these Pokemon this is like normal type matchup knowledge, not based on the 1v1 meta
  • Using Fly to dodge Z-moves from Pokemon like Golem with Continental Crush or Dragonite with Devasting Drake and safely breaking Sturdy or Multiscale while preserving Landorus-T's own Z-move helps. Using Fly in situations outside of these is easily punishable from moves like Protect or Substitute from Pokemon such as Whimsicott or Mega Swampert. ok this whole point is just incorrect. you Supersonic Skystrike golem into eq (you'll live counter) into EQ. Against physical dnite, you rock tomb, you only fly if they're special dragonite. The last part you don't need to rlly mention
  • Despite Earthquake being weaker than Tectonic Rage, it can still easily take care of Electric-type Pokemon such as Zeraora and Magnezone. don't mention other sets when talking about one set, also this is pretty self explanatory
  • Against counter and metal burst users such as Mega Aggron and Donphan, it is best to use Substitute to avoid it, and then use Tectonic Rage. okay, so against mega aggron you swords dance into skystrike into either sd if they didnt mega evolve into eq or eq if they did mega evolve. against donphan, you need to run bulk up to win guaranteed, else its a 50/50 on rock tombing on counter or eqing on ice shard. Sub can be used against Magearna, which you should definitely talk about, as well as against Aegislash
  • Against Charizard, it is best to Rock Tomb turn 1. If they are Mega Charizard X and Mega Evolve, use Tectonic Rage Earthquake. If they stay in base form or happen to be Mega Charizard Y, use Rock Tomb a second time.
  • However, Earthquake fails to defeat Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash you can 50/50 the mu with sub, with swords dance, mention it with magearna, and slow variants of Mega Metagross as they return damage with either a Z-move or a very effective move.
  • Be careful around Choice Band Garchomp, and Zygarde, as Swords Dance Landorus-T struggles to beat them reliably. Bulk Up can be used to beat Choice Band Garchomp, however.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against special attacking Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Mega Metagross, and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z.
  • Its best not to send Landorus-T out versus physical walls such as Mega Slowbro and Type: Null due to them being too bulky for Landorus.

Team Options

========

  • Flyinium Landorus-T is great at dealing with Grass- and Electric-types such as Mega Venusaur and Magnezone, Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini who struggle with these Pokemon appreciates Landorus-T ability to get rid of them. At the same time Primarina and Tapu Fini all deal with the Ground-types Landorus-T still struggles with, Pokemon like Donphan, Golem u beat golem, and Zygarde.
  • This Landorus-T set is also great at dealing with slower Bug- and Fighting-types such as Mega Heracross and Kommo-o, who Dark-types like Greninja has trouble dealing with. At the same time Greninja deals with all the speed traps such as Jumpluff and Smeargle, and being immune to Prankster helps it beat Whimsicott as well.
  • Landorus-T easily loses to fast special attackers who carry Ice-type moves such as Greninja and Genesect. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur or Mega Gardevoir neither of these have a particularly good genesect matchup who are good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Heatran who Mega Venusaur doesnt rlly struggle with venu, unless no leech seed and Mega Gardevoir struggles with.
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options

=============

  • Landorus-T can also run an Assault Vest set capable of beating all Porygon-Z, Naganadel, and Pokemon like Choice Specs Hidden Power Ice Magnezone and Ice Beam Magearna. This set, however, is more of a niche lure set and struggles to beat Pokemon outside of the list it was intended to beat Pokemon such as Garchomp and Krookodile.
Checks and Counters
===================


**Ice-type moves**: Ice Beam and Blizzard are all carried by Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Genesect, Greninja, Pheromosa, and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, who outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T. Choice Scarf Landorus-T can deal with the latter three Pokemon, however

**Water-type Pokemon**: Mega Gyarados, Primarina and Tapu Fini, are able to tank a hit and OHKO Lando with Super Effective Water-type moves, although the Flyinium-Z set can beat Mega Gyarados.

**Fast Special Attackers**: Due to Landorus-T's middling special bulk, it easily dies to fast special attackers such as fast Mega Charizard Y, Naganadel, Mega Gardevoir and Psychium Z Tapu Lele, although Choice Scarf Landorus-T can beat Mega Charizard Y and Naganadel.

**Physical Walls**: Landorus-T still struggles to break walls such as Clefable, Type: Null and Mega Slowbro because of their high defenses and ability to match Landorus-T's Swords Dance or Bulk Up with Iron Defense. I would make this #1 since the other stuff can be beaten by one of the sets

**Leech Seed and Sleep**: Fast sleep threats such as Mega Gengar and Jumpluff just outspeed Landorus-T and makes him fall to sleep where it gets severely punished by a boosted Hex or gets Leech Seed. Similarly, Whimsicott and it's ability Prankster can Substitute on any of Landorus-T's Z-moves and proceed to stall it with Protect and Leech Seed.


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[OVERVIEW]
  • Landorus-T has a great offensive presence, good bulk and decent speed that allows it to take on common Pokemon in the 1v1 metagame such as Magnezone and Magearna.
  • Landorus-T also has access to the ability Intimidate, one capable of hindering physical attackers such as Mega Gyarados, Haxorus, and Mega Lopunny.
  • It also has access to utility moves such as Bulk Up and Swords Dance helps Landorus-T deal with Pokemon such as Donphan and Mega Gyarados. It having Rock Tomb also helps against Pokemon such as Kee Berry Mew and stall Deoxys-S.
  • Landorus-T can effectively play both a bulky offensive role with Z moves and bulk, and a hyper offensive role with a Choice Scarf and speed, which plays into its great splashability.
  • However, Landorus-T's 4x weakness to Ice-type moves shouldn't be overlooked as faster threats such as Genesect and offensive Mega Metagross, both who carry an Ice-type move, such as Ice Beam or Blizzard Ice Punch, simply OHKO you with it.
  • In addition to this, it is also weak to specially offensive Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini, as they are too bulky for Landorus-T to handle while having super effective moves to KO it with, and can hit its vulnerable Special Defense.
  • Moreover, Landorus-T lacks tools to deal with bulky special attackers such as Tapu Lele, Meloetta, and bulky Mega Charizard Y, no like i meant scarf beats all char y xd as they are faster and are able to KO it.
  • It also struggles to break physically-based stall Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Clefable and Type: Null and its speed leaves Landorus-T susceptible to faster niche threats such as Jumpluff

[SET]
name: Bulky Flyinium Z
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Fly
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Rock Tomb / Substitute
item: Flyinium Z
ability: Intimidate
nature: Adamant
EVs: 56 HP / 40 Atk / 236 Def / 176 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Swords Dance helps overtake the debuffs from Intimidate users such as Gyarados and Bulk Up users such as Krookodile and opposing Landorus-T.
  • Supersonic Skystrike is Landorus-T's primary STAB move, swiftly getting rid of Grass- and Fighting-types such as Mega Venusaur and Kommo-o
  • Earthquake is its secondary STAB move, beating Steel-type and Fire-type Pokemon such as Magearna and Heatran. switch order, mention you beat magearna when you run sub forgot this
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like Kee Berry non-Barrier Mew and stall Deoxys-Speed, as both carries Taunt and prevents you from using Swords Dance or Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X, Haxorus, and Physical Dragonite.
  • You can run Substitute over Rock Tomb allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic and Charm from Pokemon like Chansey, allowing Landorus-T to either setup or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron. mention preventing pain split from magearna and forcing magearna to attack with fleur
  • mention Bulk Up here as a move mention

Set Details

========

  • 56 EVs and 236 Def EVs allows Landorus-T to survive a Waterfall from an Intimidated Mega Gyarados after a Dragon Dance.
  • 176 Spe EVs lets Landorus-T outspeed Adamant variants of Mega Gyarados.
  • 40 Atk EVs and an Adamant Nature maximize Landorus-T's damage output with the remaining EVs, so you can always OHKO bulky Mega Gyarados with Supersonic Skystrike after a Swords Dance.
  • If you choose to run Bulk Up, 56 HP and 236 Defense will also allow Landorus-T to avoid a 2HKO from Choice Band Garchomp after a Bulk Up. combine this w/ first point

Usage Tips

========
  • Against Golem, use Supersonic Skystrike, as you live Golem’s Counter into Sucker Punch, and use Earthquake. Against Physical Dragonite, it's best to Rock Tomb first, and then use Supersonic Skystrike to almost always KO.
  • Against Mega Aggron, it is best to use Swords Dance into a Rock tomb. If they Mega Evolve, use Swords Dance again into an Earthquake. Against Donphan, you need bulk up to win guaranteed, as otherwise it's a 50/50 on using Rock Tomb into a predicted counter or using Earthquake into a predicted Ice Shard.
  • Against Mega Charizard X, it is best to Rock Tomb turn 1. If they are Mega Charizard X and Mega Evolve, use Earthquake. If they stay in base form, use Rock Tomb a second time.
  • Earthquake fails to defeat certain Steel-type Pokemon reliably such as Magearna and Ice Punch Mega Metagross as they can live the attack and return damage with either a Z-move or a very a super effective move effective move. Magearna can only be beaten with the combination of Earthquake and Substitute.
  • Be careful around Choice Band Garchomp, and Zygarde, as Swords Dance Landorus-T struggles to beat them reliably. Bulk Up can be used to beat Choice Band Garchomp, however.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against special attacking Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Mega Metagross Greninja, too many mgross mentions and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z.
  • Its best not to send Landorus-T out versus physical walls such as Mega Slowbro and Type: Null due to them being too bulky for Landorus-T, even after Swords Dance.

Team Options

========

  • Flyinium Landorus-T is great at dealing with Grass- and Electric-types such as Mega Venusaur and Magnezone, Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini who struggle with these Pokemon appreciates Landorus-T ability to get rid of them. At the same time Primarina and Tapu Fini all deal with Ground-types Landorus-T still struggles with, Pokemon like Donphan and Zygarde.
  • This Landorus-T set is also great at dealing with slower Bug- and Fighting-types such as Mega Heracross and Kommo-o, who Dark-types like Greninja has trouble dealing with. At the same time Greninja deals with all the speed traps such as Jumpluff and Smeargle, and being immune to Prankster not why gren wins, it uses ice beam to ohko helps it beat Whimsicott as well.
  • Landorus-T easily loses to fast special attackers who carry Ice-type moves such as Greninja and Genesect. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur and Magenzone who is good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash who Mega Venusaur and Magnezone struggle with.

[SET]
Name: Choice Scarf
Move 1: Earthquake
Move 2: Superpower
Move 3: Rock Slide
Move 4: Fly
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 224 Atk / 32 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Earthquake is Landorus-T’s primary STAB move, beating Steel-type and Fire-type Pokemon such as non-Choice Specs Magenzone and Mega Blaziken
  • Superpower serves as a coverage move that allows Landorus to KO the likes of Mega Lopunny, Scarf Porygon Z, Heatran, and Greninja.
  • Rock Slide allows for Landorus the consistently beat Mega Charizard X and Y.
  • Fly can be used as a Secondary STAB option to avoid a Clangorous Soulblaze from Kommo-o and to hit Pokemon such as Pheromosa Super-Effectively.

Set Details
========

  • 252 EVs in Speed along with a Jolly Nature allows for Landorus-T to maximize its speed in order to outspeed threats such as Scarf Porygon-Z and Pheromosa.
  • 32 EVs in Special Defense allow Landorus-T to always live an Overheat from Heatran.
  • 224 EVs in Attack maximizes Landorus-T’s offensive capabilities.

Usage Tips
========
  • Against both Mega Charizard formes, its best to Rock Slide to catch the both of the two formes, due to Rock Slide still hitting both for super-effective damage.
  • mention to use rock slide to fish for flinches against mus you will probably lose otherwise, like against something like genesect
  • mention that Scarf lures in Pokemon who counter the z move variants, and you can use that knowledge to your advantage against people using Greninja and Porygon-Z, and to scare Pokemon like Magearna.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against physical walls such as Type: Null, Mega Slowbro, and Mew due to its lack of wallbreaking capability.
  • Avoid bulkier Steel-types such as Magearna, Mega Metagross, and Aegislash, as they can survive an earthquake and KO you back with a Z Move.


Team Options
========

  • Powerful wallbreakers such as Normallum Porygon-Z and Mega Charizard Y make great Partners, as they handle physical walls such as Mega Slowbro and Mew. Normalium Porygon-Z can also beat the likes of Mega Gyarados for Landorus-T. Landorus-T, in return, helps them with Pokemon such as Mega Tyranitar and Magnezone.
  • Electric Types such as Zeraora and Magnezone beat bulky Water-Types such as Tapu Fini and Primarina, in which Landorus-T helps them with their matchups versus Fire-types such as Mega Charizard X and Victini.
  • Steel types such as Mega Metagross and Genesect can help versus Ice Types and Pokemon who use Ice Type coverage such as Kyurem and Weavile. what does lando t do in return
  • Mega Venusaur is also an excellent partner for Landorus-T due to it’s ability to beat Water-types, along with Pokemon with Ice-Type coverage such as Primarina lolwut. Probably change to 'ice nd water coverage' and Genesect. Landorus-Therian helps it with Fire-types such as Mega Charizard Y and Victini in return.
[SET]
Name: Fast Groundium Z
Move 1: Earthquake
Move 2: Bulk Up / Swords Dance we decided to move mention bulk up since it doesn't help with anything besides mega sableye and banded donphan
Move 3: Rock Tomb
Move 4: Substitute
Item: Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 56 HP / 148 Atk / 52 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
========

  • Tectonic Rage is Landorus-T's strongest STAB which allows it to plow through Steel-type Pokemon such as Magearna, Magnezone, and Aegislash. It also hits Fire-type Pokemon such a Mega Charizard X and Heatran.
  • Bulk Up gives Landorus-T a boost in both Attack and Defense helping it against Pokemon such as and Mega Aggron.
  • add swords dance
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like stall Deoxys-Speed, as it carries Taunt and prevents you from using Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X and Haxorus
  • Substitute allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic, Charm, and Leech Seed from Pokemon like Chansey and Mega Venusaur, allowing Landorus-T to either set up or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron.
  • Bulk Up gives Landorus-T a boost in both Attack and Defense helping it against Pokemon such as Mega Sableye and Mega Aggron. Choice Band Donphan
Set Details
========
  • 252 Speed EVs and a Jolly Nature allows Landorus-T to outspeed non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z and OHKO it with Tectonic Rage.
  • The combination of 56 HP and 52 Defense allows Landorus to tank the combination of Fake Out + Ice Punch from Mega Lopunny while living a Heatran’s Overheat
  • The rest is put into Attack to maximize its damage output.
  • A bulkier spread of 248 HP / 44 Def / 80 SpD / 136 Spe with an Adamant nature and Bulk Up can be run to more reliably beat non-Choice Band Donphan, surviving stray Hidden Power Ice from non-choice specs Magnezone and Heatran, while outspeeding base 65s, notably Magearna. This set, however, does not outspeed Normalium Z Porygon-Z and is more susceptible to faster niche threats who use sleep such as Smeargle and Vivillon.

Usage Tips

========
  • Against Air Balloon users such as Heatran, using Rock Tomb to break the balloon and using to Tectonic Rage to finish is the best play.
  • Against Mega Charizard X, it is best to Rock Tomb turn 1 and then use your Z Move. until they mega evolve, at which point you Tectonic Rage.
  • Against Choice Band Donphan, you can either Earthquake if you predict ice shard, or bulk up on a predicted counter, if you are running it.
  • However, against Golem and Adamant Crustle, another Sturdy Pokemon, you'd want to immediately Rock Tomb turn 1, as it breaks its Sturdy while avoiding potentially fatal Counter damage, makes Counter weaker and it helps in outspeeding Adamant variants of Crustle even at +1 after a Shell Smash. Finish them off with Tectonic Rage.
  • When against Pokemon who usually carry Metal Burst or Counter such as Mega Aggron and Chansey, or against Pokemon who aim at lowering its Attack stat or giving a status to Landorus-T such as Charm, Leech Seed or Toxic, such as Mega Venusaur, almost always go for Substitute turn one to easily avoid it, allowing Landorus-T to setup or attack from behind the Substitute.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Genesect and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z as Landorus-T cannot take care of these.

Team Options
========
  • Landorus-T struggles with bulky Water-type Pokemon such as Primarina, Tapu Fini, and Mega Gyarados because of their high innate bulk and Landorus-T's weakness to Water-type. Pairing it with an Electric-type Pokemon such as Zeraora and Magnezone who can handle these Water-types is appreciated. At the same time, Landorus-T beats Ground-type Pokemon Zeraora and Magneton struggle with such as Golem and Groundium Z Garchomp. These Electric-types also deal with Mega Charizard Y, who Landorus-T struggles with, while Landorus-T handles Mega Charizard X.
  • Landorus-T has trouble dealing with Psychic-types such as offensive Mega Metagross, Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, and Meloetta because of their ability to either outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T or are too bulky for it. Pairing Landorus-T with Heatran and Aegislash, who all handle these Pokemon well helps. At the same time, Landorus-T deals with the Ground-types Heatran and Aegislash struggle with, as well as opposing Heatran and Aegislash.
  • Physical walls such as Mega Slowbro, Type: Null and Clefable are too bulky for Landorus-T to defeat, so stall breakers such as Belly Drum Mega Charizard X make good partners, as Landorus-T helps with its weakness to Faster attackers such as Zeraora.
  • Landorus-T easily loses to special attackers who carry Ice-type moves such as Greninja, Porygon-Z, and Pheromosa. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur or Mega Gardevoir who are good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash and Heatran who Mega Venusaur and Mega Gardevoir struggle with
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • Landorus-T can also run an Assault Vest set capable of beating all Porygon-Z, Naganadel, and Pokemon like Choice Specs Hidden Power Ice Magnezone and Ice Beam Magearna. This set, however, is more of a niche lure set and struggles to beat Pokemon outside of the list it was intended to beat Pokemon such as Garchomp and Krookodile.
Checks and Counters
===================

**Physical Walls**: Landorus-T still struggles to break walls such as Clefable, Type: Null and Mega Slowbro because of their high defenses and ability to match Landorus-T's Swords Dance or Bulk Up with Iron Defense

**Ice-type moves**: Ice Beam and Blizzard are all carried by Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Genesect, Greninja, Pheromosa, and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, who outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T. Choice Scarf Landorus-T can deal with the latter three Pokemon, however

**Water-type Pokemon**: Mega Gyarados, Primarina and Tapu Fini, are able to tank a hit and OHKO Lando with Super Effective Water-type moves, although the Flyinium-Z set can beat Mega Gyarados.

**Fast Special Attackers**: Due to Landorus-T's middling special bulk, it easily dies to fast special attackers such as fast Mega Charizard Y, Naganadel, Mega Gardevoir and Psychium Z Tapu Lele, although Choice Scarf Landorus-T can beat Mega Charizard Y and Naganadel.

So when i said to 'move mention' stuff that just means include the move under "Moves" and "Usage Tips" but not in the set itself, which is done when a move fits well on a set but isn't viable enough for a slot normally

after this, 1/3
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[OVERVIEW]
  • Landorus-T has a great offensive presence, good bulk and decent speed that allows it to take on common Pokemon in the 1v1 metagame such as Magnezone and Magearna.
  • Landorus-T also has access to the ability Intimidate, one capable of hindering physical attackers such as Mega Gyarados, Haxorus, and Mega Lopunny.
  • It also has access to utility moves such as Bulk Up and Swords Dance helps Landorus-T deal with Pokemon such as Donphan and Mega Gyarados. It having Rock Tomb also helps against Pokemon such as Kee Berry Mew and stall Deoxys-S.
  • Landorus-T can effectively play both a bulky offensive role with Z moves and bulk, and a hyper offensive role with a Choice Scarf and speed, which plays into its great splashability.
  • However, Landorus-T's 4x weakness to Ice-type moves shouldn't be overlooked as faster threats such as Genesect and offensive Mega Metagross, both who carry an Ice-type move, such as Ice Beam or Ice Punch, simply OHKO you with it.
  • In addition to this, it is also weak to specially offensive Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini, as they are too bulky for Landorus-T to handle while having super effective moves to KO it with, and can hit its vulnerable Special Defense.
  • Moreover, Landorus-T lacks tools to deal with bulky special attackers such as Tapu Lele, Meloetta as they are faster and are able to KO it.
  • It also struggles to break physically-based stall Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Clefable and Type: Null and its speed leaves Landorus-T susceptible to faster niche threats such as Jumpluff

[SET]
name: Bulky Flyinium Z
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Fly
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Rock Tomb / Substitute
item: Flyinium Z
ability: Intimidate
nature: Adamant
EVs: 56 HP / 40 Atk / 236 Def / 176 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Swords Dance helps overtake the debuffs from Intimidate users such as Gyarados and Bulk Up users such as Krookodile and opposing Landorus-T.
  • Supersonic Skystrike is Landorus-T's primary STAB move, swiftly getting rid of Grass- and Fighting-types such as Mega Venusaur and Kommo-o
  • Earthquake is its secondary STAB move, beating Steel-type and Fire-type Pokemon such as Heatran and Magearna with the usage of substitute.
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like Kee Berry non-Barrier Mew and stall Deoxys-Speed, as both carry Taunt and prevents you from using Swords Dance or Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X, Haxorus, and Physical Dragonite.
  • You can run Substitute over Rock Tomb allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic and Charm from Pokemon like Chansey, allowing Landorus-T to either setup or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron, along with Preventing Magearna from using the move Pain Split, causing them to have to use Fleur cannon
  • Bulk up also helps

Set Details

========

  • 56 EVs and 236 Def EVs allows Landorus-T to survive a Waterfall from an Intimidated Mega Gyarados after a Dragon Dance.
  • 176 Spe EVs lets Landorus-T outspeed Adamant variants of Mega Gyarados.
  • 40 Atk EVs and an Adamant Nature maximize Landorus-T's damage output with the remaining EVs, so you can always OHKO bulky Mega Gyarados with Supersonic Skystrike after a Swords Dance.
  • If you choose to run Bulk Up, 56 HP and 236 Defense will also allow Landorus-T to avoid a 2HKO from Choice Band Garchomp after a Bulk Up. combine this w/ first point

Usage Tips

========
  • Against Golem, use Supersonic Skystrike, as you live Golem’s Counter into Sucker Punch, and use Earthquake. Against Physical Dragonite, it's best to Rock Tomb first, and then use Supersonic Skystrike to almost always KO.
  • Against Mega Aggron, it is best to use Swords Dance into a Rock tomb. If they Mega Evolve, use Swords Dance again into an Earthquake. Against Donphan, you need bulk up to win guaranteed, as otherwise it's a 50/50 on using Rock Tomb into a predicted counter or using Earthquake into a predicted Ice Shard.
  • Against Mega Charizard X, it is best to Rock Tomb turn 1. If they are Mega Charizard X and Mega Evolve, use Earthquake. If they stay in base form, use Rock Tomb a second time.
  • Earthquake fails to defeat certain Steel-type Pokemon reliably such as Ice Punch Mega Metagross as they can live the attack and return damage with a super effective move. Magearna can only be beaten with the combination of Earthquake and Substitute.
  • Be careful around Choice Band Garchomp, and Zygarde, as Swords Dance Landorus-T struggles to beat them reliably. Bulk Up can be used to beat Choice Band Garchomp, however.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against special attacking Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Greninja, and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z.
  • Its best not to send Landorus-T out versus physical walls such as Mega Slowbro and Type: Null due to them being too bulky for Landorus-T, even after Swords Dance.

Team Options

========

  • Flyinium Landorus-T is great at dealing with Grass- and Electric-types such as Mega Venusaur and Magnezone, Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini who struggle with these Pokemon appreciates Landorus-T ability to get rid of them. At the same time Primarina and Tapu Fini all deal with Ground-types Landorus-T still struggles with, Pokemon like Donphan and Zygarde.
  • This Landorus-T set is also great at dealing with slower Bug- and Fighting-types such as Mega Heracross and Kommo-o, who Dark-types like Greninja has trouble dealing with. At the same time Greninja deals with all the speed traps such as Jumpluff and Smeargle.
  • Landorus-T easily loses to fast special attackers who carry Ice-type moves such as Greninja and Genesect. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur and Magenzone who is good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash who Mega Venusaur and Magnezone struggle with.

[SET]
Name: Choice Scarf
Move 1: Earthquake
Move 2: Superpower
Move 3: Rock Slide
Move 4: Fly
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 224 Atk / 32 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Earthquake is Landorus-T’s primary STAB move, beating Steel-type and Fire-type Pokemon such as non-Choice Specs Magenzone and Mega Blaziken
  • Superpower serves as a coverage move that allows Landorus to KO the likes of Mega Lopunny, Scarf Porygon Z, Heatran, and Greninja.
  • Rock Slide allows for Landorus the consistently beat Mega Charizard X and Y.
  • Fly can be used as a Secondary STAB option to avoid a Clangorous Soulblaze from Kommo-o and to hit Pokemon such as Pheromosa Super-Effectively.

Set Details
========

  • 252 EVs in Speed along with a Jolly Nature allows for Landorus-T to maximize its speed in order to outspeed threats such as Scarf Porygon-Z and Pheromosa.
  • 32 EVs in Special Defense allows Landorus-T to always live an Overheat from Heatran.
  • 224 EVs in Attack maximize Landorus-T’s offensive capabilities.

Usage Tips
========
  • Against both Mega Charizard formes, its best to Rock Slide to catch the both of the two formes, due to Rock Slide still hitting both for super-effective damage.
  • Against Pokemon that you would lose to normally, such as Genesect, use Rock Slide to attempt to win the matchup, as Rock Slide's flinch chance gives you a chance to win.
  • Choice Scarf Landorus-T lures in pokemon that beat its Z-Move variants, such as Greninja and Porygon-Z. This also helps to scare pokemon that beat Choice Scarf but lose to Z Move Variants, such as Magearna.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against physical walls such as Type: Null, Mega Slowbro, and Mew due to its lack of wallbreaking capability.
  • Avoid bulkier Steel-types such as Magearna, Mega Metagross, and Aegislash, as they can survive an earthquake and KO you back with a Z Move.


Team Options
========

  • Powerful wallbreakers such as Normallum Porygon-Z and Mega Charizard Y make great Partners, as they handle physical walls such as Mega Slowbro and Mew. Normalium Porygon-Z can also beat the likes of Mega Gyarados for Landorus-T. Landorus-T, in return, helps them with Pokemon such as Mega Tyranitar and Magnezone.
  • Electric Types such as Zeraora and Magnezone beat bulky Water-Types such as Tapu Fini and Primarina, in which Landorus-T helps them with their matchups versus Fire-types such as Mega Charizard X and Victini.
  • Steel types such as Mega Metagross and Genesect can help versus Ice Types and Pokemon who use Ice Type coverage such as Kyurem and Weavile. Landorus-T, in return, helps with Fire-Types such as Victini and Mega Charizard Y.
  • Mega Venusaur is also an excellent partner for Landorus-T due to it’s ability to beat Water-types, along with Pokemon with Ice and Water-Type coverage such as Primarina and Genesect. Landorus-Therian helps it with Fire-types such as Mega Charizard Y and Victini in return.
[SET]
Name: Fast Groundium Z
Move 1: Earthquake
Move 2: Swords Dance
Move 3: Rock Tomb
Move 4: Substitute
Item: Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 56 HP / 148 Atk / 52 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
========

  • Tectonic Rage is Landorus-T's strongest STAB which allows it to plow through Steel-type Pokemon such as Magearna, Magnezone, and Aegislash. It also hits Fire-type Pokemon such a Mega Charizard X and Heatran.
  • Swords Dance is Landorus-T's best boosting move, allowing it to help against Intimidate users such as Krookidile
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like stall Deoxys-Speed, as it carries Taunt and prevents you from using Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X and Haxorus
  • Substitute allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic, Charm, and Leech Seed from Pokemon like Chansey and Mega Venusaur, allowing Landorus-T to either set up or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron.
  • Bulk Up gives Landorus-T a boost in both Attack and Defense helping it against Pokemon such as Mega Sableye and Choice Band Donphan
Set Details
========
  • 252 Speed EVs and a Jolly Nature allows Landorus-T to outspeed non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z and OHKO it with Tectonic Rage.
  • The combination of 56 HP and 52 Defense allows Landorus to tank the combination of Fake Out + Ice Punch from Mega Lopunny while living a Heatran’s Overheat
  • The rest is put into Attack to maximize its damage output.
  • A bulkier spread of 248 HP / 44 Def / 80 SpD / 136 Spe with an Adamant nature and Bulk Up can be run to more reliably beat non-Choice Band Donphan, surviving stray Hidden Power Ice from non-choice specs Magnezone and Heatran, while outspeeding base 65s, notably Magearna. This set, however, does not outspeed Normalium Z Porygon-Z and is more susceptible to faster niche threats who use sleep such as Smeargle and Vivillon.

Usage Tips

========
  • Against Air Balloon users such as Heatran, using Rock Tomb to break the balloon and using to Tectonic Rage to finish is the best play.
  • Against Mega Charizard X, it is best to Rock Tomb turn 1 and then use your Z Move. until they mega evolve, at which point you Tectonic Rage.
  • Against Choice Band Donphan, you can either Earthquake if you predict ice shard, or bulk up on a predicted counter, if you are running it.
  • However, against Golem and Adamant Crustle, another Sturdy Pokemon, you'd want to immediately Rock Tomb turn 1, as it breaks its Sturdy while avoiding potentially fatal Counter damage, and it helps in outspeeding Adamant variants of Crustle even at +1 after a Shell Smash. Finish them off with Tectonic Rage.
  • When against Pokemon who usually carry Metal Burst or Counter such as Mega Aggron and Chansey, or against Pokemon who aim at lowering its Attack stat or giving a status to Landorus-T such as Charm, Leech Seed or Toxic, such as Mega Venusaur, almost always go for Substitute turn one to easily avoid it, allowing Landorus-T to setup or attack from behind the Substitute.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Genesect and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z as Landorus-T cannot take care of these.

Team Options
========
  • Landorus-T struggles with bulky Water-type Pokemon such as Primarina, Tapu Fini, and Mega Gyarados because of their high innate bulk and Landorus-T's weakness to Water-type. Pairing it with an Electric-type Pokemon such as Zeraora and Magnezone who can handle these Water-types is appreciated. At the same time, Landorus-T beats Ground-type Pokemon Zeraora and Magneton struggle with such as Golem and Groundium Z Garchomp. These Electric-types also deal with Mega Charizard Y, who Landorus-T struggles with, while Landorus-T handles Mega Charizard X.
  • Landorus-T has trouble dealing with Psychic-types such as offensive Mega Metagross, Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, and Meloetta because of their ability to either outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T or are too bulky for it. Pairing Landorus-T with Heatran and Aegislash, who all handle these Pokemon well helps. At the same time, Landorus-T deals with the Ground-types Heatran and Aegislash struggle with, as well as opposing Heatran and Aegislash.
  • Physical walls such as Mega Slowbro, Type: Null and Clefable are too bulky for Landorus-T to defeat, so stall breakers such as Belly Drum Mega Charizard X make good partners, as Landorus-T helps with its weakness to Faster attackers such as Zeraora.
  • Landorus-T easily loses to special attackers who carry Ice-type moves such as Greninja, Porygon-Z, and Pheromosa. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur or Mega Gardevoir who are good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash and Heatran who Mega Venusaur and Mega Gardevoir struggle with
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • Landorus-T can also run an Assault Vest set capable of beating all Porygon-Z, Naganadel, and Pokemon like Choice Specs Hidden Power Ice Magnezone and Ice Beam Magearna. This set, however, is more of a niche lure set and struggles to beat Pokemon outside of the list it was intended to beat Pokemon such as Garchomp and Krookodile.
Checks and Counters
===================

**Physical Walls**: Landorus-T still struggles to break walls such as Clefable, Type: Null and Mega Slowbro because of their high defenses and ability to match Landorus-T's Swords Dance or Bulk Up with Iron Defense

**Ice-type moves**: Ice Beam and Blizzard are all carried by Pokemon like Mega Metagross, Genesect, Greninja, Pheromosa, and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, who outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T. Choice Scarf Landorus-T can deal with the latter three Pokemon, however

**Water-type Pokemon**: Mega Gyarados, Primarina and Tapu Fini, are able to tank a hit and OHKO Lando with Super Effective Water-type moves, although the Flyinium-Z set can beat Mega Gyarados.

**Fast Special Attackers**: Due to Landorus-T's middling special bulk, it easily dies to fast special attackers such as fast Mega Charizard Y, Naganadel, Mega Gardevoir, and Psychium Z Tapu Lele, although Choice Scarf Landorus-T can beat Mega Charizard Y and Naganadel.
Implemented.
 

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Red = change
Red strikethrough = remove

Purple = belongs elsewhere
Blue text = my commentary
Green = elaborate
Orange = insert here
[OVERVIEW]
  • Landorus-T has a great offensive presence, good bulk and decent speed that allows it to take on common Pokemon in the 1v1 metagame such as Magnezone and Magearna. perhaps name a few more? 2 Pokemon isn't exactly the most encouraging thing as the very first sentence in an analysis-
  • Landorus-T also has access to the ability Intimidate, one capable of hindering physical attackers such as Mega Gyarados, Haxorus, and Mega Lopunny. rather than just stating what Intimidate does, explain how it is effectively extra bulk, given the circumstances of a 1v1 match.
  • It also has access to utility moves such as Bulk Up and Swords Dance helps Landorus-T deal with Pokemon such as Donphan and Mega Gyarados. It having Rock Tomb also helps against Pokemon such as Kee Berry Mew and stall Deoxys-S. rather than just literally stating what the moves are useful for (there's a Moves section for a reason), try generalizing this into a point about the variety of utilities Landorus-T uses
  • Landorus-T can effectively play both a bulky offensive role with Z moves and bulk, and a hyper offensive role with a Choice Scarf and speed, which plays into its great splashability.
  • However, Landorus-T's 4x weakness to Ice-type moves shouldn't be overlooked as faster threats such as Genesect and offensive Mega Metagross, both who carry an Ice-type move, such as Ice Beam or Ice Punch, simply OHKO you with it.
  • In addition to this, it is also weak to specially offensive Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini, as they are too bulky for Landorus-T to handle while having super effective moves to KO it with, and can hit its vulnerable Special Defense.
  • Moreover, Landorus-T lacks tools to deal with bulky special attackers such as Tapu Lele, Meloetta as they are faster and are able to KO it.
  • It also struggles to break physically-based stall Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Clefable and Type: Null and its speed leaves Landorus-T susceptible to faster niche threats such as Jumpluff

[SET]
name: Bulky Flyinium Z
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Fly
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Rock Tomb / Substitute
item: Flyinium Z
ability: Intimidate
nature: Adamant
EVs: 56 HP / 40 Atk / 236 Def / 176 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Swords Dance helps overtake the debuffs from Intimidate users such as Mega Gyarados and Bulk Up users such as Krookodile and opposing Landorus-T.
  • Supersonic Skystrike is Landorus-T's primary STAB move, swiftly getting rid of Grass- and Fighting-types such as Mega Venusaur and Kommo-o
  • Earthquake is its secondary STAB move, beating Steel-type and Fire-type Pokemon such as Heatran and Magearna with the usage of substitute.
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like Kee Berry non-Barrier Mew and stall Deoxys-Speed, as both carry Taunt and prevents you from using Swords Dance or Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X, Haxorus, and Physical Dragonite.
  • You can run Substitute over Rock Tomb allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic and Charm from Pokemon like Chansey, allowing Landorus-T to either setup or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron, along with Preventing Magearna from using the move Pain Split, causing them to have to use Fleur cannon
  • Bulk up also helps uh, with what-

Set Details

========

  • 56 EVs and 236 Def EVs allows Landorus-T to survive a Waterfall from an Intimidated Mega Gyarados after a Dragon Dance.
  • 176 Spe EVs lets Landorus-T outspeed Adamant variants of Mega Gyarados.
  • 40 Atk EVs and an Adamant Nature maximize Landorus-T's damage output with the remaining EVs, so you can always OHKO bulky Mega Gyarados with Supersonic Skystrike after a Swords Dance.
  • If you choose to run Bulk Up, 56 HP and 236 Defense will also allow Landorus-T to avoid a 2HKO from Choice Band Garchomp after a Bulk Up. combine this w/ first point <- I feel like this probably isn't supposed to be here

Usage Tips

========
  • It wouldn't hurt to have some more generalized cases than all super particular matchups. Maybe some cases where it's ideal to go for the Z-move straight away here?
  • And perhaps some cases where it's better to set up here?
  • And furthermore, some cases where you'd want to make some combination play of Substitute + X or Rock Tomb + X here?
  • Against Golem, use Supersonic Skystrike, as you live Golem’s Counter into Sucker Punch, and use Earthquake. Against Physical Dragonite, it's best to Rock Tomb first, and then use Supersonic Skystrike to almost always KO.
  • Against Mega Aggron, it is best to use Swords Dance into a Rock tomb. If they Mega Evolve, use Swords Dance again into an Earthquake. Against Donphan, you need bulk up to win guaranteed, as otherwise it's a 50/50 on using Rock Tomb into a predicted counter or using Earthquake into a predicted Ice Shard.
  • Against Mega Charizard X, it is best to Rock Tomb turn 1. If they are Mega Charizard X and Mega Evolve, use Earthquake. If they stay in base form, use Rock Tomb a second time.
  • Earthquake fails to defeat certain Steel-type Pokemon reliably such as Ice Punch Mega Metagross as they can live the attack and return damage with a super effective move. Magearna can only be beaten with the combination of Earthquake and Substitute. make a bullet out of this clarifying that you use sub until they're at -2, using Swords Dance if they use Iron Defense.
  • Be careful around Choice Band Garchomp I feel like it should be noted that you 2HKO Garchomp pretty reliably with the combination of Rock Tomb into Z-move. Even if they reveal Substitute, the only thing you have to fear is SD Outrage., and Zygarde, as Swords Dance Landorus-T struggles to beat them reliably. Bulk Up can be used to beat Choice Band Garchomp, however.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against special attacking Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Greninja, and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z.
  • Its best not to send Landorus-T out versus physical walls such as Mega Slowbro and Type: Null while it's not necessarily guaranteed, you have more than enough opportunities to fish for good enough Earthquake rolls to eventually 3HKO Null with 2 Earthquakes into a Z-Fly while they're asleep from Rest. Replace this with like Iron Defense Kartana or something. due to them being too bulky for Landorus-T, even after Swords Dance.

Team Options

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  • Flyinium Landorus-T is great at dealing with Grass- and Electric-types such as Mega Venusaur and Magnezone, Water-types such as Primarina and Tapu Fini who struggle with these Pokemon appreciates Landorus-T ability to get rid of them. At the same time Primarina and Tapu Fini all deal with Ground-types Landorus-T still struggles with, Pokemon like Donphan and Zygarde.
  • This Landorus-T set is also great at dealing with slower Bug- and Fighting-types such as Mega Heracross and Kommo-o, who Dark-types like Greninja has trouble dealing with surely there are other Dark types that are important? Make sure to change the other examples as well to go along with what the other Dark types beat. At the same time Greninja deals with all the speed traps such as Jumpluff and Smeargle.
  • Landorus-T easily loses to fast special attackers who carry Ice-type moves such as Greninja and Genesect. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur and Magenzone who is good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash who Mega Venusaur and Magnezone struggle with.
  • Overall I feel you could stand to broaden up your examples here, since all of these are only name dropping like 2 pokemon at a time, if not less.

[SET]
Name: Choice Scarf
Move 1: Earthquake
Move 2: Superpower
Move 3: Rock Slide
Move 4: Fly
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 224 Atk / 32 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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  • Earthquake is Landorus-T’s primary STAB move, beating Steel-type and Fire-type Pokemon such as non-Choice Specs Magenzone and Mega Blaziken
  • Superpower serves as a coverage move that allows Landorus to KO the likes of Mega Lopunny, Scarf Porygon Z, Heatran, and Greninja.
  • Rock Slide allows for Landorus the consistently beat Mega Charizard X and Y.
  • Fly can be used as a Secondary STAB option to avoid a Clangorous Soulblaze from Kommo-o and to hit Pokemon such as Pheromosa Super-Effectively.

Set Details
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  • 252 EVs in Speed along with a Jolly Nature allows for Landorus-T to maximize its speed in order to outspeed threats such as Scarf Porygon-Z and Pheromosa.
  • 32 EVs in Special Defense allows Landorus-T to always live an Overheat from Heatran.
  • 224 EVs in Attack maximize Landorus-T’s offensive capabilities. you should probably clarify something for this, considering that that's a lot of leftover evs that you're seemingly doing nothing with.

Usage Tips
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  • Against both Mega Charizard formes, its best to Rock Slide to catch the both of the two formes, due to Rock Slide still hitting both for super-effective damage.
  • Against Pokemon that you would lose to normally, such as Genesect, use Rock Slide to attempt to win the matchup, as Rock Slide's flinch chance gives you a chance to win. I'd suggest either finding something that is actually probable for you to win with the Rock Slide flinch or just dropping the point completely.
  • Choice Scarf Landorus-T lures in pokemon that beat its Z-Move variants, such as Greninja and Porygon-Z. This also helps to scare pokemon that beat Choice Scarf but lose to Z Move Variants, such as Magearna.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against physical walls such as Type: Null, Mega Slowbro, and Mew due to its lack of wallbreaking capability.
  • Avoid bulkier Steel-types such as Magearna, Mega Metagross, and Aegislash, as they can survive an earthquake and KO you back with a Z Move.


Team Options
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  • Powerful wallbreakers such as Normallum Porygon-Z and Mega Charizard Y make great Partners, as they handle physical walls such as Mega Slowbro and Mew. Normalium Porygon-Z can also beat the likes of Mega Gyarados for Landorus-T. Landorus-T, in return, helps them with Pokemon such as Mega Tyranitar and Magnezone.
  • Electric Types such as Zeraora and Magnezone beat bulky Water-Types such as Tapu Fini and Primarina, in which Landorus-T helps them with their matchups versus Fire-types such as Mega Charizard X and Victini.
  • Steel types such as Mega Metagross and Genesect can help versus Ice Types and Pokemon who use Ice Type coverage such as Kyurem and Weavile. Landorus-T, in return, helps with Fire-Types such as Victini and Mega Charizard Y.
  • Mega Venusaur is also an excellent partner for Landorus-T due to it’s ability to beat Water-types, along with Pokemon with Ice and Water-Type coverage such as Primarina and Genesect. Landorus-Therian helps it with Fire-types such as Mega Charizard Y and Victini in return.
[SET]
Name: Fast Groundium Z
Move 1: Earthquake
Move 2: Swords Dance
Move 3: Rock Tomb
Move 4: Substitute
Item: Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 56 HP / 148 Atk / 52 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Moves
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  • Tectonic Rage is Landorus-T's strongest STAB which allows it to plow through Steel-type Pokemon such as Magearna, Magnezone probably better to showcase zquake with things you needed zquake in particular for, and Aegislash. It also hits Fire-type Pokemon such a Mega Charizard X and Heatran same deal with these guys.
  • Swords Dance is Landorus-T's best boosting move, allowing it to help against Intimidate users such as Krookidile surely there are more significant things than krookodile that sd helps for
  • Rock Tomb helps in matchups where being faster helps, especially against stall Pokemon like stall Deoxys-Speed, as it carries Taunt and prevents you from using Bulk Up. It also helps slow down Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X and Haxorus
  • Substitute allows Landorus-T to avoid status moves such as Toxic, Charm, and Leech Seed from Pokemon like Chansey and Mega Venusaur, allowing Landorus-T to either set up or do damage behind the Substitute. Substitute also denies Metal Burst or Counter from Pokemon such as Mega Aggron.
  • Bulk Up gives Landorus-T a boost in both Attack and Defense helping it against Pokemon such as Mega Sableye and Choice Band Donphan
Set Details
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  • 252 Speed EVs and a Jolly Nature allows Landorus-T to outspeed non-Choice Scarf Porygon-Z and OHKO it with Tectonic Rage.
  • The combination of 56 HP and 52 Defense allows Landorus to tank the combination of Fake Out + Ice Punch from Mega Lopunny while living a Heatran’s Overheat
  • The rest is put into Attack to maximize its damage output.
  • A bulkier spread of 248 HP / 44 Def / 80 SpD / 136 Spe with an Adamant nature and Bulk Up can be run to more reliably beat non-Choice Band Donphan, surviving stray Hidden Power Ice from non-choice specs Magnezone and Heatran, while outspeeding base 65s, notably Magearna. This set, however, does not outspeed Normalium Z Porygon-Z and is more susceptible to faster niche threats who use sleep such as Smeargle and Vivillon.

Usage Tips

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  • It wouldn't hurt to have some more generalized cases than all super particular matchups. Maybe some cases where it's ideal to go for the Z-move straight away here?
  • And perhaps some cases where it's better to set up here?
  • Against Air Balloon users such as Heatran, using Rock Tomb to break the balloon and using to Tectonic Rage to finish is the best play.
  • Against Mega Charizard X, it is best to Rock Tomb turn 1 and then use your Z Move. until they mega evolve, at which point you Tectonic Rage.
  • Against Choice Band Donphan, you can either Earthquake if you predict ice shard, or bulk up on a predicted counter, if you are running it.
  • However, against Golem and Adamant Crustle, another Sturdy Pokemon, you'd want to immediately Rock Tomb turn 1, as it breaks its Sturdy while avoiding potentially fatal Counter damage, and it helps in outspeeding Adamant variants of Crustle even at +1 after a Shell Smash. Finish them off with Tectonic Rage.
  • When against Pokemon who usually carry Metal Burst or Counter such as Mega Aggron and Chansey, or against Pokemon who aim at lowering its Attack stat or giving a status to Landorus-T such as Charm, Leech Seed or Toxic, such as Mega Venusaur, almost always go for Substitute turn one to easily avoid it, allowing Landorus-T to setup or attack from behind the Substitute.
  • Avoid sending Landorus-T against Water-types like Primarina and Tapu Fini or Pokemon who carry Ice-type moves such as Pheromosa, Genesect and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z as Landorus-T cannot take care of these.

Team Options
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  • Landorus-T struggles with bulky Water-type Pokemon such as Primarina, Tapu Fini, and Mega Gyarados because of their high innate bulk and Landorus-T's weakness to Water-type. Pairing it with an Electric-type Pokemon such as Zeraora and Magnezone who can handle these Water-types is appreciated. At the same time, Landorus-T beats Ground-type Pokemon Zeraora and Magneton struggle with such as Golem and Groundium Z Garchomp. These Electric-types also deal with Mega Charizard Y, who Landorus-T struggles with, while Landorus-T handles Mega Charizard X.
  • Landorus-T has trouble dealing with Psychic-types such as offensive Mega Metagross, Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, and Meloetta because of their ability to either outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T or are too bulky for it. Pairing Landorus-T with Heatran and Aegislash, who all handle these Pokemon well helps. At the same time, Landorus-T deals with the Ground-types Heatran and Aegislash struggle with, as well as opposing Heatran and Aegislash.
  • Physical walls such as Mega Slowbro, Type: Null and Clefable are too bulky for Landorus-T to defeat, so stall breakers such as Belly Drum Mega Charizard X make good partners, as Landorus-T helps with its weakness to Faster attackers such as Zeraora.
  • Landorus-T easily loses to special attackers who carry Ice-type moves such as Greninja, Porygon-Z, and Pheromosa. Pairing Landorus-T with Mega Venusaur or Mega Gardevoir who are good at taking special hits helps in dealing with these Pokemon. Landorus-T also helps in dealing with Steel-type Pokemon such as Aegislash and Heatran who Mega Venusaur and Mega Gardevoir struggle with
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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  • Landorus-T can also run an Assault Vest set capable of beating all Porygon-Z, Naganadel, and Pokemon like Choice Specs Hidden Power Ice Magnezone and Ice Beam Magearna. This set, however, is more of a niche lure set and struggles to beat Pokemon outside of the list it was intended to beat Pokemon such as Garchomp and Krookodile.
Checks and Counters
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**Physical Walls**: Landorus-T still struggles to break walls such as Clefable, Type: Null and Mega Slowbro because of their high defenses and ability to match Landorus-T's Swords Dance or Bulk Up with Iron Defense

**Bulky Offense**: I'd put something here about pokemon that may not necessarily be built to stall, but are just bulky enough to withstand your attacks without needing type resistances and KO you like Dragonite, Meloetta, Iron Defense Kartana, Necrozma, etc.

**Ice-type moves**: Ice Beam and Blizzard are all carried by Pokemon like Mega Metagross I appreciate that you lead with this as an Ice Beam/Blizzard user, Genesect, Greninja, Pheromosa, and Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, who outspeed and OHKO Landorus-T. Choice Scarf Landorus-T can deal with the latter three Pokemon, however

**Water-type Pokemon**: Mega Gyarados, Primarina and Tapu Fini, are able to tank a hit and OHKO Lando with Super Effective Water-type moves, although the Flyinium-Z set can beat Mega Gyarados.

**Fast Special Attackers**: Due to Landorus-T's middling special bulk, it easily dies to fast special attackers such as fast Mega Charizard Y, Naganadel, Mega Gardevoir, and Psychium Z Tapu Lele, although Choice Scarf Landorus-T can beat Mega Charizard Y and Naganadel.

**Type Resistances**: Though rare, there are a handful of pokemon that can eat either STAB or otherwise get around it, like Magnet Rise mons, Celesteela, and faster Grass types with Substitute

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