Mega Blaziken has a great Attack and the ability to boost its Speed using Speed Boost that enables it to outpace Pokemon like Mega Metagross and Mega Lopunny. Thanks to its Fire- and Fighting-typing, it can take care of many Steel- and Grass-types like Magearna, Genesect, Heatran, and Serperior. Mega Blaziken can also take care of bulky Pokemon like Porygon2, Type: Null and Chansey with setting up with Bulk Up and frail Pokemon like Mega Lopunny with High Jump Kick. Mega Blaziken struggles with walls like Mega Slowbro, Clefable and Mega Venusaur because of being able to tank Mega Blaziken hits thanks to their massive bulk. Mega Blaziken suffers against Water- and Ground-types like Tapu Fini, Mega Gyrarados, Landorus-T, Garchomp and Zygarde-C because of being able to tank Mega Blaziken's attacks and being able to OHKO it with their super-effective moves. Mega Blaziken has to rely on getting a Speed Boost from using Protect. This allows Substitute users like Whimsicott and Torrent Greninja to use Substitute on the Protect turn to win the matchup.
name: Speed Boost
move 1: Protect
move 2: Flare Blitz
move 3: High Jump Kick
move 4: Bulk Up
evs: 252 HP / 24 Atk / 92 SpD / 140 Spe
Protect allows Mega Blaziken to safely get a Speed Boost and also can be used to scout the set the opponent is using to see if setting up with Bulk Up or using Will-O-Wisp is better than attacking. Flare Blitz allows Mega Blaziken to take care of Steel and Grass-types like Genesect, Ferrothorn and Serperior. High Jump Kick enables it to combat Normal-, Rock- and Dark-types like non-sub Mega Lopunny, Porygon2 and Mega Tyranitar. Bulk Up allows it to take care of bulky Pokemon like Mega Metagross and Mega Sableye more easier. Will-O-Wisp enables it to beat Mega Metagross and Mega Mawile. It also helps with Strudy Pokemon like Aggron as it takes the 50/50 away from Aggron using Metal Burst and OHKOing Mega Blaziken. Will-O-Wisp also helps greatly with FEAR Pokemon like Aron and Togedemaru as it deals indirect percent damage, thus rendering the FEAR strategy useless. Substitute can be used to help deal with Zeraoa, and Naganadel.
Having 252 HP and 92 in SpD EVs allows Mega Blaziken to be able to tank Mega Charizard X and Y's Outrage and Air Slash, Magearna's Z-Fleur Cannon, Mega Lopunny's Giga Impact, Zeraora's Z-Plasma Fists and Naganadel's attacks. 140 Spe EVs allows Mega Blaziken to outspeed Mega Lopunny after one Speed Boost. Rest of the EVs goes into Attack to make Mega Blaziken be able to beat max HP Mega Charizard X and bulky Charizard Y. By using Mega Blaziken's base ability Blaze, this allows it to not give Trace Pokemon like Mega Gardevoir Speed Boost.
Pick Mega Blaziken when it is certain that the opponent is going to pick a Steel-, Normal- or Grass-type like Genesect, Mega Lopunny and Jumpluff. Use Mega Blaziken against frail Pokemon like Zeraora and Protean Greninja as Mega Blaziken can 2KO Zeraora and OHKO Protean Greninja. Mega Blaziken can be picked against either Charizard form. Use High Jump Kick Turn 1, as they cannot OHKO Mega Blaziken. Then, if they are Mega Charizard X, High Jump Kick again to finish them off. However, if they are Mega Charizard Y, Flare Blitz will do more damage in the Sun, so use it to take care of Mega Charizard Y. Send Mega Blaziken out against Special attackers like Magearna and Naganadel. However, for Magearna use High Jump Kick to be sure that Mega Blaziken can tank the Z-Fleur Cannon and then KO Magearna with Flare Blitz. For Naganadel, use High Jump Kick twice to KO it. Against Mega Mawile, be sure to use Bulk Up / Will-O-Wisp first because of the Attack drop from Intimidate. For facing Mega Gardevoir, mega evolte then Protect. Turn 2 use Bulk Up so Mega Blaziken does not get OHKOed by Psyshock. If Mega Blaziken has Will-O-Wisp, against Aggron be sure to wisp first turn then Flarw Blitz the second then use High Jump Kick to finish it off. Make sure not to send Mega Blaziken against Multiscale and certain Strudy Pokemon like Dragonite, Golem and Crustle because Mega Blaziken will not be able to OHKO them, while they can OHKO Mega Blaziken back easily. Be careful around bulky Steel and Water-types like Aegislash, Tapu Fini and Mega Slowbro as they can tank any of Mega Blaziken's attacks and take care of it. Use Bulk Up against bulky Pokemon like Mega Metagross and Porygon2 as after one Bulk Up, Flare Blitz or High Jump Kick will OHKO them. IF using Subisuite, be sure to Subsiite on Zeraoa turn one and Naganadel turn two in order to beat these.
Mega Blaziken appreciate Pokemon that can take care of Water-types like Tapu Fini and Mega Slowbro, so Electric- and Grass-types like Magnezone, Zeraora, Mega Venusaur, and Tapu Bulu are partners that can take care of these. In return, Mega Blaziken can threaten Steel-types like Genesect and Mega Metagross for them. Mega Blaziken struggles against Dragon-types like Haxorus, Dragonite and Garchomp so Pokemon that can threaten these in Team Preview like Greninja, Tapu Fini and Choice Scarf Tapu Lele make good partners for Mega Blaziken. In return, Mega Blaziken can take care of Steel-types like Choice Scarf Genesect and Magearna. Multiscale and Sturdy Pokemon like Dragonite and Magnezone pair good with Mega Blaziken because of being able to take on Mega Slowbro and Aegislash. In return, Mega Blaziken can take care of troubling Steel-types like Choice Specs Genesect and Mega Metagross. Wallbreakers like Kommo-o, Porygon-Z and Magearna pair good with Mega Blaziken because they can take care of troubling Pokemon like Zygarde-C, Mega Sableye and Mega Venusaur. In return, Mega Blaziken can threaten Mega Lopunny and Greninja from being picked. Walls like Mega Slowbro and Mega Sableye help with Dragon-, Ground- and Steel-types like Choice scarf Haxorus, Naganadel, Landorus-T and Garchomp. In return, Mega Blaziken can take care of wallbreakers like Porygon-Z and Zeraora.
Thunder Punch can be run with Bulk Up to give Mega Blaziken the chance to beat Mega Gyarados, as most Mega Gyarados will not Mega Evolve out of fear of High Jump Kick. An offensive set with High Jump Kick, Flare Blitz, Bulk Up, and Protect with maximum Attack and Speed investment can be run to outspeed Pokemon like maximum Speed Porygon-Z, and Choice Scarf users like Haxorus after one turn of Speed Boost, however it will no longer have the bulk to tank Z Fleur Cannon Magearna or tank Outrage from bulky Mega Charizard X. A Substitute Reversal set can be used to take down Pokemon like Zeraora, and Mega Metagross more easier. An alternitave spread of 252 HP / 36 Atk / 176 SpD / 44 Spe with a Jolly nature allows Mega Blaziken to tank Naganedal's attack.
Checks and Counters
**Super-effective attacks**: Water-, Ground- and Flying-types from Pokemon like Mega Gyarados, Mega Slowbro, Tapu Fini, Primanina, Togekiss Landorus-T, Zygarde-C and Garchomp takes care of Mega Blaziken with their STAB attacks as it cannot OHKO these.
**Substitute users**: Substitute users like Whimsicott, Mega Lopunny and Greninja can take advantage of the Protect turn to use Substitute and use Leech Seed, Reversal or Hydro Cannon to finish Mega Blaziken off.
**Strudy and Multiscale**: Pokemon with Sturdy and Multiscale such as Golem, Donphan, Mega Aggron and Dragonite can survive a hit from Mega Blaziken and take care of it with either Counter, Groundium Z, Metal Burst or Flyinum Z.
**Walls**: Walls like Mega Slowbro, Clefable and Mega Venusaur trouble because of their massive bulk that enables them to slowly chip away at Mega Blaziken and eventually take care of it.
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