Project National Dex OU Matchmaking - Cycle 27: Reuniclus

Solaros & Lunaris

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:bw/kyurem:
Kyurem @ Choice Specs
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Freeze-Dry
- Ice Beam
- Draco Meteor
- Focus Blast

Kyurem and Mega Diancie pressure their opposing Steel-type checks, like Heatran, Ferrothorn, and Corviknight, pretty well. Mega Diancie sets Stealth Rock, protects Kyurem from hazards thanks to Magic Bounce, and revenge kills Garchomp. In return, Kyurem can easily handle Greninja locked into Hydro Pump, and eviscerates Landorus-T and Gliscor, short term checks to Mega Diancie.
 
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NuttyRabbit

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:ss/Rillaboom:

Rillaboom @ Choice Band
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Superpower
- Grassy Glide
- Knock Off
- U-turn

Rillaboom makes for an excellent offensive partner to Mega Diancie, being able to not only clear a path for it to sweep thanks to its ability to cleave through the bulky Waters and Grounds that can take a hit from it, but also being able to pivot into it via U-turn and benefitting from Diancie's ability to utterly ravage Grasses/Steels/Fires. In addition, Diancie loves the Grassy Terrain Rilla provides, giving it both passive healing and an easier path towards dealing with Grounds on its own. The only real obstacles to this core comes in the form of Mega Scizor and Corviknight if it's EP, and Pex if it's Mystical Fire, but both of these can be dealt by pairing them with Magnezone.

In fact, I'd go so far as to say that RillaDiancie fits best on teams that also run Rillazone since the three of them form an insanely hard to deal with offensive core
 
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Aurodian

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Pokemon A by Optify
Magnezone @ Choice Specs
Ability: Magnet Pull
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Flash Cannon
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Volt Switch

Magnezone makes a great partner to Earth Power Mega Diancie due to it's ability to trap and remove common steel-types while allowing Diancie to still directly threaten Heatran, examples of this include Corviknight, Mega Scizor, Skarmory, and Ferrothorn. This trait allows Diancie to rip through common balanced teams, who rely on these pokemon to check the fairy.

Pokemon B by Solaros & Lunaris
:bw/kyurem:
Kyurem @ Choice Specs
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Freeze-Dry
- Ice Beam
- Draco Meteor
- Focus Blast

Kyurem and Mega Diancie pressure their opposing Steel-type checks, like Heatran, Ferrothorn, and Corviknight, pretty well. Mega Diancie sets Stealth Rock, protects Kyurem from hazards thanks to Magic Bounce, and revenge kills Garchomp. In return, Kyurem can easily handle Greninja locked into Hydro Pump, and eviscerates Landorus-T and Gliscor, short term checks to Mega Diancie.


Pokemon C by NuttyRabbit
:ss/Rillaboom:

Rillaboom @ Choice Band
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Superpower
- Grassy Glide
- Knock Off
- U-turn

Rillaboom makes for an excellent offensive partner to Mega Diancie, being able to not only clear a path for it to sweep thanks to its ability to cleave through the bulky Waters and Grounds that can take a hit from it, but also being able to pivot into it via U-turn and benefitting from Diancie's ability to utterly ravage Grasses/Steels/Fires. In addition, Diancie loves the Grassy Terrain Rilla provides, giving it both passive healing and an easier path towards dealing with Grounds on its own. The only real obstacles to this core comes in the form of Mega Scizor and Corviknight if it's EP, and Pex if it's Mystical Fire, but both of these can be dealt by pairing them with Magnezone.

In fact, I'd go so far as to say that RillaDiancie fits best on teams that also run Rillazone since the three of them form an insanely hard to deal with offensive core
Deadline will be Sunday 1st of August at 10:00pm GMT-4.
Also sidenote: adsam will be joining me as co host in order for the cycles to be consistent and on time!
 

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Congratulations to Optify for winning by a long shot! Your team will be added to the archives soon.

Cycle 19:
:ss/tapu-bulu:

Yes the grassy bull himself. And unlike other cycles, you won't be locked to a specific set. So let your heart run wild and find the best pairs possible to satisfy Tapu Bulu’s fervent desires for a partner.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday 12th of July at 10:00pm GMT-4.
 

Solaros & Lunaris

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:ss/toxapex:
Toxapex @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 104 Def / 152 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Toxic
- Haze
- Recover

A traditional SM core—Tapu Bulu checks Ground- and non-Zapdos Electric-types while Toxapex easily handles non-Heatran Fire-types and Ice-types. Toxapex also appreciates the recovery and weakened Earthquakes thanks to Tapu Bulu’s Grassy Terrain, while Tapu Bulu can use burned Pokemon (like Corviknight) as setup fodder.
 
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zeno420

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Heatran @ Leftovers
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 HP / 216 SpD / 40 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Magma Storm
- Toxic
- Earth Power
- Stealth Rock

The classic spdef heatran set and one of the best partners for bulu. Covering for each other’s weaknesses greatly with heatran being immune to fire and poison while being 4x resistant to steel. The grassy terrain gives heatran more passive recovering and halving earthquake damage helps with its longevity tremendously. Not to mention heatran can easily trap steel types and toxapex for bulu to clean up late game. Heatran also appreciates bulu checking annoying grounds such as garchomp, lando-T, and gastrodon.
 
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Voting time!

Pokemon A by Solaros & Lunaris
:ss/toxapex:
Toxapex @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 104 Def / 152 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Toxic
- Haze
- Recover

A traditional SM core—Tapu Bulu checks Ground- and non-Zapdos Electric-types while Toxapex easily handles non-Heatran Fire-types and Ice-types. Toxapex also appreciates the recovery and weakened Earthquakes thanks to Tapu Bulu’s Grassy Terrain, while Tapu Bulu can use burned Pokemon (like Corviknight) as setup fodder.


Pokemon B by zeno420
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Heatran @ Leftovers
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 HP / 216 SpD / 40 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Magma Storm
- Toxic
- Earth Power
- Stealth Rock

The classic spdef heatran set and one of the best partners for bulu. Covering for each other’s weaknesses greatly with heatran being immune to fire and poison while being 4x resistant to steel. The grassy terrain gives heatran more passive recovering and halving earthquake damage helps with its longevity tremendously. Not to mention heatran can easily trap steel types and toxapex for bulu to clean up late game. Heatran also appreciates bulu checking annoying grounds such as garchomp, lando-T, and gastrodon.

deadline will be Saturday 14th of August at 10:00pm GMT-4
 

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Congratulations to zeno420 for winning this round! Your Pokemon will be added to the archives soon.

Cycle 20:
:ss/greninja:

This weeks Pokemon is Protean Greninja! Unlike other cycles, you won't be locked to a specific set. So let your heart run wild and find the best pairs possible to find the best pairing for Greninja!

Deadline for submissions is Thursday 26th of July at 10:00pm GMT-4.​
 

Solaros & Lunaris

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:ss/tapu-lele:
Tapu Lele @ Choice Specs
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Focus Blast
- Thunderbolt

Fightinium Z Greninja lures in every Steel barring Corviknight while also smacking Chansey and Blissey, letting Tapu Lele wreck house without needing to predict, which is especially devastating with Spikes. In return, Lele can break Toxapex and Amoonguss that really annoy Fightinium Greninja, making for a fast paced offensive duo.
 
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U-turn mlop, ok so a pokemons that appreciate pex gone in general, and i mentioned lop in especific cause not just it does a great offensive core w gren but its ascess to uturn can help to put gren in.
thats Z dig btw

164 Atk Protean Greninja Tectonic Rage (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Toxapex: 270-320 (88.8 - 105.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
 

Aurodian

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Pokemon A by Solaros & Lunaris
:ss/tapu-lele:
Tapu Lele @ Choice Specs
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Focus Blast
- Thunderbolt

Fightinium Z Greninja lures in every Steel barring Corviknight while also smacking Chansey and Blissey, letting Tapu Lele wreck house without needing to predict, which is especially devastating with Spikes. In return, Lele can break Toxapex and Amoonguss that really annoy Fightinium Greninja, making for a fast paced offensive duo.

Pokemon B by DracoMeteor Ok
U-turn mlop, ok so a pokemons that appreciate pex gone in general, and i mentioned lop in especific cause not just it does a great offensive core w gren but its ascess to uturn can help to put gren in.
thats Z dig btw

164 Atk Protean Greninja Tectonic Rage (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Toxapex: 270-320 (88.8 - 105.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

Deadline to vote will be Saturday 28th at 11:59pm GMT-4
 
:sm/serperior:
Serperior @ Leftovers
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 56 HP / 200 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
- Substitute
- Leaf Storm
- Glare
- Hidden Power [Fire]

ok so, serperior can kill some of charizards X threats such as, bulky waters aka pex & slowbro and bulky landorus, and as a bonus Zard can eq heatran, witch kinda checks serp

200 SpA Contrary Serperior Leaf Storm over 3 turns vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Toxapex: 471-557 (154.9 - 183.2%) -- guaranteed KO in 3 turns

200 SpA Contrary Serperior Leaf Storm over 2 turns vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Landorus-Therian: 505-595 (132.1 - 155.7%) -- guaranteed KO in 2 turns, def lando btw
 
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Kartana @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Smart Strike
- Sacred Sword
- Leaf Blade
- Knock Off

Deals with charizard's rock weakness and is fast enough to obliterate a mega diancie. (im not very good at explaining ;-;)
 
:Rillaboom:
Rillaboom @ Choice Band
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Wood Hammer
- U-turn
- Grassy Glide
- Knock Off

Rillaboom is pretty great choice as a partner for Charizard X. Fini, and Pex are like the only things that can screw over Charizard x before and after set up, so a nice banded Rillaboom to deal with Charizard x's weak points is great. In return, Charizard X can cover Rillabooms weak points like Corviknight and MSciz
 
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:SM/Tapu Koko:
Tapu Koko @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Hp ice/U-Turn/Volt-Switch
- Defog/Roost
- Dazzling Gleam
Tapu koko pairs well with zard x because koko can scare out bulky waters like toxapex and fini who can annoy Zard-X koko can also pivot in zard with its U-turn or Volt-Switch
You can run defog on koko to remove the sneaky pebbles which allows zard-x to mega evolve more safely.And if you have a good hazard control mon then Hp ice is an potion to hit lando and Gliscor who can annoy zard-X. Roost is there to help koko stay healthy during a game which can come handy when you are fighting a Toxapex who tries to worn down your koko with recidual dmg.Zard-X helps koko beat bulkier grass and steel types like Ferro,M scizor etc.
 

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