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[SET]
Life Orb Attacker (Koraidon) @ Life Orb
Ability: Orichalcum Pulse
Tera Type: Fire
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Low Kick / Drain Punch
- Stomping Tantrum / Dragon Claw
- Swords Dance / Flare Blitz / Dragon Claw
- Flame Charge / Flare Blitz

[SET COMMENTS]
  • Koraidon is one of, if not the strongest, wallbreakers in the tier. Life Orb gives it a crucial power boost that allows it to knock defensive staples out in a single hit after setting up a Swords Dance. Groudon, Toxapex, any Arceus forme, Landorus-T, Kyogre, and others can be knocked out in a single hit, even if they adapt fully defensive EV spreads.
  • Low Kick is a powerful STAB move that takes advantage of the heavy weight of most Pokemon in the metagame. This is better than Close Combat, as it doesn't drop Koraidon's defenses while still having 120 Base Power against crucial targets.
  • Stomping Tantrum allows Koraidon to 2HKO Toxapex and Skeledirge without power boosts. However, if the prior move failed, Stomping Tantrum will do double damage and OHKO Skeledirge. This is triggered when Skeledirge switches into Low Kick, for instance.
  • Swords Dance is one of the most important moves in Koraidon's arsenal, allowing it to get OHKOs on anything that doesn't have the Unaware ability, as long as Koraidon has the right moves for the situation.
  • Flame Charge is the key to Koraidon's sweeping abilities because of the Speed boost it provides in addition to the Fire-type coverage with no recoil. Usually, Flame Charge needs the boost from Tera Fire to fix its low Base Power and allow Koraidon to pick up KOs on healthier targets.
  • Flare Blitz is a more powerful alternative to Flame Charge, which makes Koraidon significantly less reliant on Terastallization to score KOs on the opponent's defensive Pokemon like Arceus-Fairy after Swords Dance. This can open up opportunities for its fellow sweeping teammates.
  • Dragon Claw fixes Koraidon's issues with Rayquaza and Giratina; however, it does make Koraidon much less threatening against Skeledirge and Toxapex, as it can no longer 2HKO either.
  • Life Orb is the key to Koraidon's functioning. Life Orb is absolutely necessary, as the power boost and recoil differentiate how this Koraidon is used compared to its other sets.
  • Tera Fire is necessary, as it gives Koraidon an immunity to Will-O-Wisp, resistances to Fairy and Steel, and a huge power boost to Koraidon's Fire-type attacks. This is especially efficient with Flame Charge and is often key to enabling Koraidon to sweep.
  • Life Orb Koraidon fits well on any remotely offensively-minded team because it has the ability to lure in defensive Pokemon and beat them due to its unexpected Life Orb-boosted power. This can be used to open up teammates like Swords Dance, Dragon Dance, or offensive Calm Mind Arceus formes, Zacian-C, and Double Dance Miraidon.
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I would reword the Flare Blitz stuff and place it on the same level as Flame Charge. If you're using Koraidon as a wincon, then Flame Charge is definitely better. But Flare Blitz opens up your team by giving you the ability to OHKO Fairyceus at +2 without the use of Tera. You also just get the ability to trade for nearly any defensive piece of your opponents team with Flare Blitz. This really helps teammates like DD Mirai / Rayquaza / Ekiller. As such, I think there is no clear winner between the two moves.


This Koraidon fits well on any remotely offensively minded team. All of the top pokemon in the tier can make for good teammates.
Additionally, I know this is mostly true, but I would rephrase this to explain it better with specific reasons, such as how Koraidon can eliminate Skeledirge for Zacian-C / Ekiller, Fairyceus for Rayquaza / DD Mirai, appreciates Spikes support from Ting-Lu, etc.

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  • Life Orb gives it a crucial power boost that allows it to knock defensive staples out in a single hit after setting up a Swords Dance. Groudon, Toxapex, any Arceus form, Landorus-Therian, and others can be knocked out in a single hit even if they adapt fully defensive EV spreads.
you can mention kyogre too

  • This incredible power in combination with Flame Charge's Speed Boost, Koraidon's natural bulk, amazing Speed, and Terastallization make Koraidon one of the most dangerous setup sweepers in the game as well.
  • Flame Charge is the key to Koradion's sweeping abilities because of the Speed Boost it provides in addition to the Fire-type coverage with no recoil. Usually, Flame Charge needs the boost from Tera Fire to fix it's low base power and allow Koraidon to pick up OHKOs on healthier targets.
first of all its koraidon not koradion
second of all i feel like these two paragraphs are redundant, you should probably mix the two of them
third of all i think you shouldnt put speed boost in uppercase because it looks like koraidon has speed boost as an ability (when it obviously doesnt) but w/e i'll leave this to the gp team

However if the prior move failed, Stomping Tantrum can OHKO Skeledirge.
explain how it can happen (low kick into dirge switch in)

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[SET]
Life Orb Attacker (Koraidon) @ Life Orb
Ability: Orichalcum Pulse
Tera Type: Fire
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Low Kick / Drain Punch
- Stomping Tantrum / Dragon Claw
- Swords Dance / Flare Blitz / Dragon Claw
- Flame Charge / Flare Blitz

[SET COMMENTS]
  • Koraidon is one of, if not the strongest, (ac) wallbreakers in the tier. Life Orb gives it a crucial power boost that allows it to knock defensive staples out in a single hit after setting up a Swords Dance. Groudon, Toxapex, any Arceus form forme, Landorus-Therian Landorus-T, Kyogre, and others can be knocked out in a single hit, (ac) even if they adapt fully defensive EV spreads.
  • Low Kick is a powerful STAB move that abuses the heavy weight of most Ubers Pokemon in the metagame. This is better than Close Combat, (ac) as it doesn't drop Koraidon's defenses while still having 120 base power Base Power against crucial targets.
  • Stomping Tantrum allows Koraidon to 2HKO Toxapex and Skeledirge without power boosts. However, (ac) if the prior move failed, such as if Skeldirge switched Skeledirge switching in on Low Kick, Stomping Tantrum will do double damage and OHKO Skeledirge.
  • Swords Dance is one of the most important moves in Koraidon's arsenal, as it can be used to double Koraidon's Attack, and therefore dex info allowing it to get the OHKOs on anything that doesn't have the Unaware ability, (ac) as long as Koraidon has the right moves for the situation.
  • Flame Charge is the key to Koraidon's sweeping abilities because of the Speed boost it provides in addition to the Fire-type coverage with no recoil. Usually, Flame Charge needs the boost from Tera Fire to fix it's its low base power Base Power and allow Koraidon to pick up KOs on healthier targets.
  • Flare Blitz is a more powerful alternative to Flame Charge, (ac) which makes Koraidon significantly less reliant on Terastallization to score KOs on your the opponent's defensive Pokemon like Arceus-Fairy after Swords Dance. This can open up it's opportunities for its fellow sweeping teammates.
  • Dragon Claw fixes Koraidon's issues with Rayquaza and Giratina; (rc, add semicolon) however, (ac) it does make Koraidon much less threatening against Skeledirge and Toxapex, as it can no longer 2HKO either.
  • Life Orb is the key to this implied by being under this set Koraidon's functioning. Life Orb is absolutely necessary, (ac) as the power boost and recoil differentiate how this Koraidon is used compared to its other sets.
  • Tera Fire is necessary, (ac) as it gives Koraidon immunity to Will-O-Wisp, resistance to Fairy and Steel, and a huge power boost to Koraidon's Fire-type attacks. This is especially efficient with Flame Charge and is often key to enabling Koraidon to sweep.
  • This Life Orb Koraidon fits well on any remotely offensively minded offensively-minded team, (ac) because it has the ability to lure in defensive Pokemon and beat them due to it's unexpected power provided by Life Orb. This can be used to open up teammates like Swords Dance, Dragon Dance, or Calm Mind offensive Arceus formes if it's just regular arceus, delete formes, Zacian-Crowned, and Double Dance Miraidon.
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