Project National Dex OU: Break This Core (Week 34: Mega Latias + Kartana + Victini)

K302

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Congratulations to Hpdsd for winning this week of Break this Core!

Our new core will be Serperior + Volcarona!

:ss/Serperior: :ss/Volcarona:

How will YOU break this core? Submissions end Friday!

Volcarona @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Flame Body
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Quiver Dance
- Flamethrower
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- Bug Buzz

Serperior @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leaf Storm
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Taunt
- Glare
 

Giyu

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:ss/Greninja:
Greninja @ Waterium Z :Waterium Z:
Ability: Protean
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Hydro Pump
- Gunk Shot
- Hidden Power Fire
- Spikes

Greninja OHKOs Volcarona with Hydro Vortex and has a chance to OHKO Serperior with Gunk Shot, since Greninja turns into a Poison-type it is able to resist Leaf Storm and attack again.
 
reserving galarian zapdos (wait nvm flame body is annoying) Reg zap instead

:ss/zapdos:
Zapdos @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Static
EVs: 40 HP / 252 SpA / 216 Spe
Modest Nature
- Hurricane
- Thunderbolt
- Volt Switch
- Roost

Hurricane go brr.

Calcs:
252+ SpA Zapdos Hurricane vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Serperior: 398-470 (136.7 - 161.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Zapdos Hurricane vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Volcarona: 368-434 (118.3 - 139.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Volcarona Flamethrower vs. 40 HP / 0 SpD Zapdos: 166-196 (50.1 - 59.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Serperior Leaf Storm vs. 40 HP / 0 SpD Zapdos: 80-95 (24.1 - 28.7%) -- 98.5% chance to 4HKO
 

SirinC&Kokomi

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:ss/talonflame:
Talonflame (F) @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Gale Wings
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Roost
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz
- Swords Dance
Gale wings goes Brrrrr even it resists all their attacks
 

K302

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Submissions may only be of Pokemon that are in the current Viability Rankings (see here)
:ss/talonflame:
Talonflame (F) @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Gale Wings
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Roost
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz
- Swords Dance
Gale wings goes Brrrrr even it resists all their attacks
Unfortunately, Talonflame is not on the Viability Rankings.
But you can still submit a different Pokemon currently displayed on the Viability Rankings.
 

SirinC&Kokomi

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:sm/charizard-mega-y:
use this instead
Charizard-Mega-Y @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Drought
EVs: 228 SpA / 8 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Roost
- Flamethrower
- Air Slash
- Solar Beam
 
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Blaziken @ Firium Z
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Flare Blitz
- Close Combat
- Protect

Just Protect first turn if Serp and then go brrr with Fire STAB. Save Inferno Overdrive for Volc to have guaranteed OHKO.​
 

K302

Luck is a skill
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Voting is up! Ends Sunday!
:ss/Greninja:
Greninja @ Waterium Z :Waterium Z:
Ability: Protean
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Hydro Pump
- Gunk Shot
- Hidden Power Fire
- Spikes

Greninja OHKOs Volcarona with Hydro Vortex and has a chance to OHKO Serperior with Gunk Shot, since Greninja turns into a Poison-type it is able to resist Leaf Storm and attack again.
reserving galarian zapdos (wait nvm flame body is annoying) Reg zap instead

:ss/zapdos:
Zapdos @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Static
EVs: 40 HP / 252 SpA / 216 Spe
Modest Nature
- Hurricane
- Thunderbolt
- Volt Switch
- Roost

Hurricane go brr.

Calcs:
252+ SpA Zapdos Hurricane vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Serperior: 398-470 (136.7 - 161.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Zapdos Hurricane vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Volcarona: 368-434 (118.3 - 139.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Volcarona Flamethrower vs. 40 HP / 0 SpD Zapdos: 166-196 (50.1 - 59.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Serperior Leaf Storm vs. 40 HP / 0 SpD Zapdos: 80-95 (24.1 - 28.7%) -- 98.5% chance to 4HKO
:sm/charizard-mega-y:
use this instead
Charizard-Mega-Y @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Drought
EVs: 228 SpA / 8 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Roost
- Flamethrower
- Air Slash
- Solar Beam
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Blaziken @ Firium Z
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Flare Blitz
- Close Combat
- Protect

Just Protect first turn if Serp and then go brrr with Fire STAB. Save Inferno Overdrive for Volc to have guaranteed OHKO.​
 

K302

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Congratulations to GiyuForPresident for winning this week of Break this Core!

This will be the last week before gen 9!

Our last core will be Reuniclus + Mega-Latias!

:ss/Latias-Mega: :ss/Reuniclus:

How will YOU break this core? Submissions end Friday!

Latias-Mega (F) @ Latiasite
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Recover
- Psyshock
- Ice Beam

Reuniclus @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 212 Def / 44 Spe
Bold Nature
- Calm Mind
- Psyshock
- Focus Blast
- Recover
 

Giyu

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:bw/Weavile:
Weavile @ Darkinium Z :Darkinium Z:
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Throat Chop
- Ice Shard
- Triple Axel
- Swords Dance

Use a Swords Dance on Latias and win.

+2 252 Atk Weavile Throat Chop vs. 248 HP / 8 Def Latias-Mega: 420-494 (115.7 - 136%) -- guaranteed OHKO

+2 252 Atk Weavile Throat Chop vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Reuniclus: 444-524 (104.7 - 123.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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Dead by Daylight

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Despite this core’s obvious weakness to Dark (which Giyu has taken), I’m nomming a non-Dark ‘mon.


:sm/Mawile-Mega: @ :mawilite:
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Play Rough
- Knock Off
- Thunder Punch / Sucker Punch

Set SD on M-Lati and kill with Knock Off.


+2 252+ Atk Huge Power Mawile-Mega Knock Off vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Reuniclus: 482-568 (113.6 - 133.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO


+2 252+ Atk Huge Power Mawile-Mega Knock Off vs. 248 HP / 8 Def Latias-Mega: 454-536 (125 - 147.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO




0 SpA Reuniclus All-Out Pummeling (190 BP) vs. 92 HP / 0 SpD Mawile-Mega: 172-203 (65.1 - 76.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
:ss/clefable:
Clefable @ Leftovers
Ability: Unaware
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Soft-Boiled
- Flamethrower / Heal Bell / Wish

None of them have stored power. GG EZ
 

K302

Luck is a skill
is a Top Social Media Contributoris a Tiering Contributor
Voting is up! Ends Sunday!
:bw/Weavile:
Weavile @ Darkinium Z :Darkinium Z:
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Throat Chop
- Ice Shard
- Triple Axel
- Swords Dance

Use a Swords Dance on Latias and win.

+2 252 Atk Weavile Throat Chop vs. 248 HP / 8 Def Latias-Mega: 420-494 (115.7 - 136%) -- guaranteed OHKO

+2 252 Atk Weavile Throat Chop vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Reuniclus: 444-524 (104.7 - 123.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
Despite this core’s obvious weakness to Dark (which Giyu has taken), I’m nomming a non-Dark ‘mon.


:sm/Mawile-Mega: @ :mawilite:
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Play Rough
- Knock Off
- Thunder Punch / Sucker Punch

Set SD on M-Lati and kill with Knock Off.


+2 252+ Atk Huge Power Mawile-Mega Knock Off vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Reuniclus: 482-568 (113.6 - 133.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO


+2 252+ Atk Huge Power Mawile-Mega Knock Off vs. 248 HP / 8 Def Latias-Mega: 454-536 (125 - 147.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO




0 SpA Reuniclus All-Out Pummeling (190 BP) vs. 92 HP / 0 SpD Mawile-Mega: 172-203 (65.1 - 76.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
:ss/clefable:
Clefable @ Leftovers
Ability: Unaware
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Soft-Boiled
- Flamethrower / Heal Bell / Wish

None of them have stored power. GG EZ
 

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