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

Reserving unaclef
Never mind mtar is too stronk reserving kartana
Kartana
:ss/kartana:

Kartana @ Choice Band
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Smart Strike
- Knock Off

Outspeed +1 tar and ohko with leaf blade, cleanly 2hko reun with leaf blade. You will probably need a magnezone for their steel in an actual game tho.
 
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Solaros & Lunaris

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:heracross-mega:
Heracross @ Heracronite
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Close Combat
- Rock Blast
- Pin Missile

Outruns and OHKOs both while surviving one of each‘s unboosted hits.
 
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:ss/weavile:

Weavile @ Choice Band
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Punishment / Beat Up
- Ice Shard
- Low Kick

Hard to fit all this on one set, but this is the best version without sacrificing too much.
Punishment will almost always get the OHKO on Reuni if it has +1 +1 (min 98%, max 116%)
Beat Up is less consistent, but will OHKO if you have 6 healthy users (barring stuff like 5 special attackers, and sometimes semi-stall)
 
Reserving Z-Garchomp
Nvm, Chomp misses a range by 2%, reserving m-sciz

:ss/Scizor-Mega:
Prower (Scizor-Mega) @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
EVs: 200 HP / 252 Atk / 56 Def
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Bug Bite/Knock Off
- Bullet Punch
- Roost
If Ttar starts:
Turn 1: It stone edges (or maybe ddances), you click sd
252+ Atk Tyranitar-Mega Stone Edge vs. 200 HP / 56 Def Scizor-Mega: 153-181 (46.2 - 54.6%) -- 61.3% chance to 2HKO
Turn 2: Click Bullet Punch
+2 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 132 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar-Mega: 338-398 (90.3 - 106.4%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO
Turn 3: Reuni comes out, you Bug Bite/Knock Off
+2 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bug Bite vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Reuniclus: 644-762 (151.8 - 179.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 252+ Atk Scizor-Mega Knock Off vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Reuniclus: 312-368 (73.5 - 86.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
If you run Knock Off set, Reuni either Focus Blasts or Calm Minds
0 SpA Reuniclus Focus Blast vs. 200 HP / 0 SpD Scizor-Mega: 105-124 (31.7 - 37.4%) -- 88.5% chance to 3HKO
Alt Turn 4: Use BP, Knock, Bug Bite, it just dies

If Reuni starts:
Turn 1: It either Focus Blasts, or Switches out, you click sd
0 SpA Reuniclus Focus Blast vs. 200 HP / 0 SpD Scizor-Mega: 105-124 (31.7 - 37.4%) -- 88.5% chance to 3HKO
Turn 2: If it switched, Ttar comes out, click Bullet Punch and/or Bug Bite (if u run it)
+2 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 132 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar-Mega: 338-398 (90.3 - 106.4%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO
+2 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bug Bite vs. 132 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar-Mega: 506-596 (135.2 - 159.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
Alt Turn 2: If, it didn't switch, just Bug Bite/Knock, it dies, then Ttar comes out, repeat what's above

So ye, after Msciz Sets up, it's ready to sweep and a good counter to this core and also the ttar range becomes an OHKO if it's paired with rocks and or spikes support.
 
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ChrisPBacon

Lucky and bad
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:ss/gliscor:

Gliscor @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EVs: 244 HP / 152 SpD / 112 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Roost
- Earthquake
- Swords Dance
- Facade

you come in and beat reuniclus, and although this ttar is dd, gliscor will still 1v1 it.
 
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Heracross @ Flame Orb
Ability: Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Megahorn
- Knock Off
- Close Combat
- Facade

Bug type go brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 
oops turns out :crawdaunt: isn't ranked :(((
So instead, we turn to another hero
:buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole::buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole::buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole:
Because of buzzwole's high phys def, it eats reuniclus's psyshocks pretty well, able to switch in and beat it 1v1 with leech life. It's also able to eat ttar's stone edges for breakfast and then outspeed and destroy it with cc. This spread is shamelessly stolen from ssou's set compendium, and less speed can be run if you want to eat these hits better because I don't think this really needs that much speed.

Buzzwole @ Rocky Helmet / Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 152 HP / 168 Atk / 188 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Ice Punch
- Leech Life
- Roost

:buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole:

Calcs:
0 SpA Reuniclus Psyshock vs. 152 HP / 0 Def Buzzwole: 158-188 (40.2 - 47.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO (actually illegal how little this does)
168+ Atk Buzzwole Leech Life vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Reuniclus: 258-306 (60.8 - 72.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
168+ Atk Buzzwole Close Combat vs. 132 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar-Mega: 604-712 (161.4 - 190.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 Atk Tyranitar-Mega Stone Edge vs. 152 HP / 0 Def Buzzwole: 147-174 (37.4 - 44.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after sandstorm damage
 
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Milo

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Voting is now up for this week! Good luck to those who have submitted!

i’ll use choice band aegi
Aegislash @ Choice Band
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Shadow Claw
- Close Combat
- Iron Head
- Shadow Sneak
With choice band it one shots ttar with cc and kills with shadow claw. Renu also has no way to hit aegi
Reserving unaclef
Never mind mtar is too stronk reserving kartana
Kartana
:ss/kartana:

Kartana @ Choice Band
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Smart Strike
- Knock Off

Outspeed +1 tar and ohko with leaf blade, cleanly 2hko reun with leaf blade. You will probably need a magnezone for their steel in an actual game tho.
:heracross-mega:
Heracross @ Heracronite
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Close Combat
- Rock Blast
- Pin Missile

Outruns and OHKOs both while surviving one of each‘s unboosted hits.
:ss/weavile:

Weavile @ Choice Band
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Punishment / Beat Up
- Ice Shard
- Low Kick

Hard to fit all this on one set, but this is the best version without sacrificing too much.
Punishment will almost always get the OHKO on Reuni if it has +1 +1 (min 98%, max 116%)
Beat Up is less consistent, but will OHKO if you have 6 healthy users (barring stuff like 5 special attackers, and sometimes semi-stall)
Reserving Z-Garchomp
Nvm, Chomp misses a range by 2%, reserving m-sciz

:ss/Scizor-Mega:
Prower (Scizor-Mega) @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
EVs: 200 HP / 252 Atk / 56 Def
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Bug Bite/Knock Off
- Bullet Punch
- Roost
If Ttar starts:
Turn 1: It stone edges (or maybe ddances), you click sd
252+ Atk Tyranitar-Mega Stone Edge vs. 200 HP / 56 Def Scizor-Mega: 153-181 (46.2 - 54.6%) -- 61.3% chance to 2HKO
Turn 2: Click Bullet Punch
+2 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 132 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar-Mega: 338-398 (90.3 - 106.4%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO
Turn 3: Reuni comes out, you Bug Bite/Knock Off
+2 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bug Bite vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Reuniclus: 644-762 (151.8 - 179.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 252+ Atk Scizor-Mega Knock Off vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Reuniclus: 312-368 (73.5 - 86.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
If you run Knock Off set, Reuni either Focus Blasts or Calm Minds
0 SpA Reuniclus Focus Blast vs. 200 HP / 0 SpD Scizor-Mega: 105-124 (31.7 - 37.4%) -- 88.5% chance to 3HKO
Alt Turn 4: Use BP, Knock, Bug Bite, it just dies

If Reuni starts:
Turn 1: It either Focus Blasts, or Switches out, you click sd
0 SpA Reuniclus Focus Blast vs. 200 HP / 0 SpD Scizor-Mega: 105-124 (31.7 - 37.4%) -- 88.5% chance to 3HKO
Turn 2: If it switched, Ttar comes out, click Bullet Punch and/or Bug Bite (if u run it)
+2 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 132 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar-Mega: 338-398 (90.3 - 106.4%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO
+2 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bug Bite vs. 132 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar-Mega: 506-596 (135.2 - 159.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
Alt Turn 2: If, it didn't switch, just Bug Bite/Knock, it dies, then Ttar comes out, repeat what's above

So ye, after Msciz Sets up, it's ready to sweep and a good counter to this core and also the ttar range becomes an OHKO if it's paired with rocks and or spikes support.
:ss/gliscor:

Gliscor @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EVs: 244 HP / 152 SpD / 112 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Roost
- Earthquake
- Swords Dance
- Facade

you come in and beat reuniclus, and although this ttar is dd, gliscor will still 1v1 it.
oops turns out :crawdaunt: isn't ranked :(((
So instead, we turn to another hero
:buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole::buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole::buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole:
Because of buzzwole's high phys def, it eats reuniclus's psyshocks pretty well, able to switch in and beat it 1v1 with leech life. It's also able to eat ttar's stone edges for breakfast and then outspeed and destroy it with cc. This spread is shamelessly stolen from ssou's set compendium, and less speed can be run if you want to eat these hits better because I don't think this really needs that much speed.

Buzzwole @ Rocky Helmet / Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 152 HP / 168 Atk / 188 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Ice Punch
- Leech Life
- Roost

:buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole: :buzzwole:

Calcs:
0 SpA Reuniclus Psyshock vs. 152 HP / 0 Def Buzzwole: 158-188 (40.2 - 47.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO (actually illegal how little this does)
168+ Atk Buzzwole Leech Life vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Reuniclus: 258-306 (60.8 - 72.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
168+ Atk Buzzwole Close Combat vs. 132 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar-Mega: 604-712 (161.4 - 190.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 Atk Tyranitar-Mega Stone Edge vs. 152 HP / 0 Def Buzzwole: 147-174 (37.4 - 44.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after sandstorm damage
 
Our voting has left us with a tie! We need a tiebreak vote for either Kartana or Heracross.

Congrats to Nish the Great for winning last week!

In the meantime, our next core for you all to break will be Tapu Fini + Heatran

:ss/tapu-fini: :ss/heatran:
Heatran @ Leftovers
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 HP / 136 SpD / 120 Spe
Calm Nature
- Magma Storm
- Toxic
- Earth Power
- Stealth Rock


Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 12 SpA / 56 SpD / 192 Spe
Calm Nature
- Moonblast
- Scald
- Nature’s Madness
- Defog
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Solaros & Lunaris

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:dp/rotom-wash:
Rotom-Wash @ Waterium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 200 SpA / 56 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Hydro Pump
- Volt Switch
- Pain Split

Because both Fini and Heatran lack Taunt, the only thing stopping Rotom from using both as setup fodder is Heatran’s Toxic. Otherwise, it’s free to get up to +2/+4 and rip through both targets with its STABs.
 
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i’ll vote for mega hera(kart dies to z fight)

My pokémon this week will be the usual:
Greninja (M) @ Groundium Z
Ability: Protean
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dig
- Gunk Shot
- U-turn
- Spikes
You use z ground to kill tran and gunk to ohko fini pretty simple and effective
 
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SD Rillaboom

:ss/rillaboom:
Rillaboom @ Life Orb
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Grassy Glide
- Swords Dance
- Superpower
- Knock Off

swords dance and blast through both. Gotta watch for scald burns tho.
 
:sm/latias-mega:
Latias @ Latiasite
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Calm Mind
- Roost
- Stored Power
- Refresh

CM + Refresh Mega Tias can break through this core with relative ease, as both the Fini and Tran sets listed lack Taunt and Heatran's Toxic can no longer stop Lati's sweep. Fini can only threaten with Nature's Madness after Lati sets up (Moonblast is too weak ) and that gets easily mitigated with Roost.
 
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Gyarados @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Bounce
- Earthquake

This set can freely set up versus either mon and smacks fini with its Z-move.

252+ Atk Gyarados Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Heatran: 444-524 (115 - 135.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252+ Atk Gyarados Supersonic Skystrike (160 BP) vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Tapu Fini: 372-438 (108.4 - 127.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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Garchomp-Mega @ Garchompite
Ability: Rough Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Earthquake
- Fire Fang
- Scale Shot

can freely click SD vs either mon with no worries and then ohko due to fini's terrain not allowing scald burns
 
:ss/Kyurem:
Kyurem @ Never-Melt Ice
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Ice Beam
- Freeze-Dry
- Earth Power
- Roost

Kyurem 2HKOs Tapu Fini with Freeze-Dry and deals 86-101.5% to Heatran with Earth Power.
 
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