SPOILERS! Lycanroc-Dusk

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Lycanrock-Dusk
Type: Rock
Ability: Tough Claws / Tough CLaws (HA)
Base Stats: 75/117/65/55/65/110 (BST: 487)

0 - Thrash
1 - Thrash
1 - Accelerock
1 - Counter
1 - Tackle
1 - Leer
1 - Sand Attack
1 - Bite
4 - Sand Attack
7 - Bite
12 - Howl
15 - Rock Throw
18 - Odor Sleuth
23 - Rock Tomb
26 - Roar
29 - Stealth Rock
34 - Rock Slide
37 - Scary Face
40 - Crunch
45 - Rock Climb
48 - Stone Edge


TM05 Roar
TM06 Toxic
TM08 Bulk Up
TM10 Hidden Power
TM12 Taunt
TM17 Protect
TM21 Frustration
TM27 Return
TM31 Brick Break
TM32 Double Team
TM39 Rock Tomb
TM42 Facade
TM44 Rest
TM45 Attract
TM48 Round
TM49 Echoed Voice
TM69 Rock Polish
TM71 Stone Edge
TM75 Swords Dance
TM80 Rock Slide
TM87 Swagger
TM88 Sleep Talk
TM90 Substitute
TM95 Snarl
TM100 Confide


Crush Claw
Fire Fang
Thunder Fang
Sucker Punch
Thrash


Covet
Iron Head
Drill Run
Earth Power
Iron Defense
Last Resort
Zen Headbutt
Hyper Voice
Iron Tail
Snore
Endeavor
Outrage
Stealth Rock
Stomping Tantrum


Notes
  • Splintered Stormshards: After obtaining Z-Power, the user, Lycanroc, attacks the target with full force. This move negates the effect on the battlefield. Rock / Physical / 190 Power / 1 PP (Z-Move, uses Sttone Edge base move)
 
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Transfered from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Datamine thread, as this is a more relevant place. Also gonna add a few more sets

It seems Lycanroc-Dusk has been super slept on with the reveal of new Pokemon and its practically unchanged stats from Miday. However, with the combination of a new ability in tough claws, new move in Drill Run and an exclusive Z-move of Splintered Stormshards, this mon can tear apart Ou at +2, as there is a lack of a good Rock Resist. However theres always a down side, and that comes in the form of its awfuly 75/65/65 defences, making it very hard to set up and SD, and although access to a strong priority, many resist it and can easily revenge kill. It also finds itself in the quite crowded base 110 speed tier, so speed ties may have to be won.

Lycanroc-Dusk @ Rockium Z (Lycanrocs exclusive Z-Stone)
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Stone Edge
- Drill Run / Fire Fang
- Fire Fang / Accelerock

I went with Rock Fire Ground coverage to be able to hit everything that resists rock damage for Super Effective damage in return for the most part, making it super hard to switch into when at +2 and a huge threat to slower teams, if Accelerock is ran, I feel Fire Fang is better than Drill Run, as it nails Ferrothorn and Kartana in particular, and Fire Fang hits all other Steels SE (bar Heatran, tho it take a million from Edge).

+2 Splintered Stormshards is not to be underesimated in the slightest, picking up ohkos on the tiers bulkiest threats
+1 252 Atk Lycanroc Splintered Stormshards (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 216+ Def Landorus-Therian: 343-405 (89.7 - 106%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

+2 252 Atk Lycanroc Splintered Stormshards (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 132+ Def Celesteela: 450-529 (113 - 132.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO

+2 252 Atk Lycanroc Splintered Stormshards (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 192+ Def Toxapex: 319-376 (104.9 - 123.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO

+2 252 Atk Lycanroc Splintered Stormshards (190 BP) vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Skarmory: 327-385 (98.1 - 115.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

+2 252 Atk Lycanroc Splintered Stormshards vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Venusaur-Mega: 358-423 (98.6 - 116.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock


+2 252 Atk Tough Claws Lycanroc Drill Run vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Magearna: 374-440 (102.7 - 120.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO

+2 252 Atk Tough Claws Lycanroc Drill Run vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar: 388-458 (113.7 - 134.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO

+2 252 Atk Tough Claws Lycanroc Drill Run vs. 252 HP / 84 Def Toxapex: 276-326 (90.7 - 107.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock


+2 252 Atk Lycanroc Stone Edge vs. 212 HP / 44 Def Heatran: 277-327 (73.6 - 86.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery

+2 252 Atk Lycanroc Stone Edge vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Clefable: 265-313 (67.2 - 79.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

+1 252 Atk Lycanroc Stone Edge vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Landorus-Therian: 247-292 (77.4 - 91.5%) -- 31.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock


+2 252 Atk Tough Claws Lycanroc Fire Fang vs. 252 HP / 88+ Def Ferrothorn: 464-548 (131.8 - 155.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Tough Claws Lycanroc Fire Fang vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Kartana: 272-324 (105 - 125%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 252 Atk Tough Claws Lycanroc Fire Fang vs. 252 HP / 132+ Def Celesteela: 270-318 (67.8 - 79.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery


+2 252 Atk Tough Claws Lycanroc Accelerock vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 181-214 (64.4 - 76.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

+2 252 Atk Tough Claws Lycanroc Accelerock vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Latios: 190-225 (63.1 - 74.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

+2 252 Atk Tough Claws Lycanroc Accelerock vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Greninja: 220-259 (77.1 - 90.8%) -- 25% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
+2 252 Atk Tough Claws Lycanroc Accelerock vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kingdra: 165-195 (56.5 - 66.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Lycanroc @ Choice Band
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Stone Edge
- Accelerock
- Drill Run
- Fire Fang / Crunch / Return

I imagine this thing to be UU perhaps, so outside an SD Wallbreaker/Sweeper set in working in OU or UU, I thought a Choice Band set could also be very effective, though face competition with Terrakion but having Accelerock as a great niche, Ohkoing 5 out the 10 things currently faster than it (w/o Scarf and excluding Duggy). With the addition of Tough Claws, Accelerock, Drill Run and Fire Fang are boosted significantly, and with a Choice Band atop that, the immediate damage is quite scary. Tough Claws boosts Accelerock to a 52 Bp move, Fire Fang to 84Bp and Drill Run to 104bp. However bulky Ground types such as Swampert And Hippowdon cause a lot of trouble for it. Fire Fang is specifically there to hit Forretress, so Crunch can be ran to hit Celebi and other Psychics harder and act as good nuetral coverage, and Return as even better neutral coverage.
252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Accelerock vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Starmie: 135-160 (51.7 - 61.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Accelerock vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Infernape: 156-184 (53.2 - 62.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Accelerock vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Aerodactyl: 338-398 (112.2 - 132.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO


252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Accelerock vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Sceptile-Mega: 151-178 (53.7 - 63.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Accelerock vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Raikou: 151-178 (47 - 55.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery

252 Atk Choice Band Lycanroc Stone Edge vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Latias: 249-294 (82.4 - 97.3%) -- 62.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock

252 Atk Choice Band Lycanroc Stone Edge vs. 248 HP / 200+ Def Rotom-Wash: 163-193 (53.7 - 63.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

252 Atk Choice Band Lycanroc Stone Edge vs. 244 HP / 12 Def Gliscor: 186-220 (52.8 - 62.5%) -- 75.4% chance to 2HKO after Poison Heal

252 Atk Choice Band Lycanroc Stone Edge vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Blastoise-Mega: 195-229 (65.2 - 76.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO


252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Drill Run vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Empoleon: 350-414 (94 - 111.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Drill Run vs. 248 HP / 236 Def Tentacruel: 330-390 (90.9 - 107.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Drill Run vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Volcanion: 270-318 (89.4 - 105.2%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO

252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Drill Run vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Metagross: 252-298 (69.2 - 81.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO


252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Fire Fang vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Forretress: 292-348 (82.4 - 98.3%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock

252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Fire Fang vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Celebi: 258-304 (75.6 - 89.1%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock


252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Crunch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Celebi: 316-372 (92.6 - 109%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Crunch vs. 252 HP / 88+ Def Celebi: 264-312 (65.3 - 77.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery


252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Return vs. 240 HP / 252+ Def Swampert: 156-184 (38.9 - 45.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery

252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Return vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Gardevoir-Mega: 286-337 (103.2 - 121.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO

-1 252 Atk Choice Band Tough Claws Lycanroc Return vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Krookodile: 161-190 (48.6 - 57.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock

 
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Having a one-time 292.5 BP (after STAB) nuke is pretty damn good, especially since it's rock, which has fairly decent neutral coverage all around.

With Tough Claws-boosted Drill Run, it's got everything it needs to be a decent - if straightforward - sweeper. Maybe probably not in OU, but in a lower tier (honestly have no experience with them so I'm not sure where it'll land).

That said, it could be decent on like... Sticky Web if that becomes a thing again (Which, with defog literally the most common move in the universe now... eh). It's fast enough that it'll outspeed every webbed scarfer bar Latios (speed tie, rip 112:/) and Gren, and there isn't a whole lot of defensive counterplay to it at +2 besides like Quagsire. I think Unaware Clef can get bopped by Splintered Stormshards into Stone Edge.

The main question I think will be Fire Fang vs Accelerock. Fire Fang is actually pretty powerful with Tough Claws and provides pretty great coverage in tandem with stone edge and drill run, while Accelerock has obvious uses as a really great priority move.

Another (more gimmicky) set it could run is SashCounter a la Alakazam, with the added benefit of Accelerock for Mega-Pinsir, Volc, and anything else weak to rock.

Idk theorymonning pretty hard here. I like the mon's design a lot, but pure rock and 110 speed sucks.
 
Does Splintered Stormshards make contact? And what exactly does it clear away? If it can remove hazards that's pretty big.
 
LOL we've come to the time where 110 speed is bad lel
110 is still pretty good. Unfortunately, there's some relevant mons in OU that outpace it, such as the Grens, Koko, Naganadel, Mega Lopunny and Hawlucha even without terrain, as well as the four mons it has to speed tie with, which are (Mega) Latios, Gengar, Mega Diancie, and Mega Latias. In the grand scheme of things, that's not that many Pokemon in the tier, and it outpaces a ton, like Kartana, the Zards, unboosted Volc, Lando, ect.
 
Would it be viable to only use accelrock as stab on sets that don't use the z move? Running SD accel with fire fang and drill run
 
In case Mega Pinsir and Volcarona get more popular with the new Defog support, this thing's Tough Claws boosted Accelerock is certainly handy. Non-Scarf Volcarona revenge killer is useful.

Cant think of any other reasons to use this though.
 
Would it be viable to only use accelrock as stab on sets that don't use the z move? Running SD accel with fire fang and drill run
That’s a major loss of power for relevant stuff like Lando, Zapdos, and basically any other (fairly bulky) mon that doesn’t take SE damage from Fire Fang/Drill Run.
 
A move to consider for Lycanroc-Dusk is Stomping Tantrum. Although it is slightly weaker than Drill Run(a ~3% damage difference in rolls, depending who you are facing), it is however 100% accurate. The thing that makes Stomping Tantrum interesting though, is that its power is doubled when a move is missed in the turn before. Although very situational, this can be exploited in real game scenarios, for example Stone Edge missing against a defensive switch in, such as Mega Steelix(taking a RU mon as an example since I don't think Lycanroc is going any higher), which is then going to be hit by a Tough Claws boosted 150 BP Ground move.
 
So finally Lycanroc-Dusk is breedable (unlile our previous Ash-Greninja). We don't even know if its Z-move can remove Entry Hazards but it's definitely UU material.
 
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