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Tangrowth @ Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Infestation
- Sleep Powder
- Leech Seed
- Giga Drain/Knock Off

Tangrowth possesses great physical bulk, an amazing ability and access to a variety of recovery moves. The premise behind this moveset is to trap the opponent with Infestation, leaving them unable to attack due to sleep, then letting them die to residual damage with Leech Seed whilst Tangrowth restores to full health. Giga Drain is for racking up more damage, but Knock Off is a good alternative to remove items like Leftovers to reduce the time taken to Leech Seed stall. Substitute and Protect are other decent alternatives to make Tangrowth extremely difficult to hit and bypass status, but leave Tangrowth to be much more passive, taking longer to knock out opponents. A Bold nature is the best option to make Tangrowth incredibly bulky on the physical side, but an Impish nature with 31 Attack IVs is preferred for a Knock Off set.

The advantage Tangrowth has as a trapper over the popular Magnezone is its great bulk and recovery, but it doesn’t have access to the immediate trapping that Magnezone offers; this still leaves the opponent one turn to switch out if they are familiar with the moveset. Sleep Powder can make this trapping set completely impossible to take down once a Tangrowth counter is defeated. Tangrowth can be useful to trap Pokémon on an unprecedented switch or Pokémon that often stay in on Tangrowth to set up/get up hazards. This includes Landorus-Therian, Melmetal, Kommo-O, Skarmory, Mega Garchomp, Excadrill, Gliscor, Tyranitar, Mega Gyarados and Aegislash.
 
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adem

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:bw/tangrowth:

Tangrowth @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sleep Powder
- Worry Seed
- Giga Drain
- Hidden Power [Fire] / Knock Off

Rocky Helmet Tangrowth can actually lose to SD Gliscor, with well timed roosts or if its Helmet gets knocked off. If it gets Poisoned by a stray TSpike, this issue is further worsened. Tangrowth is also unable to fit Hidden Power Fire on these builds to nail Kartana and pressure Ferrothorn, although it can run Focus Blast for a (albeit inconsistent) way to hit Kart.

However, Worry Seed changes all of this. Tangrowth can consistently pivot into Gliscor and slowly watch and wait as its its Toxic damage goes up, and then BAM, use Worry Seed and change its ability to Insomnia. This means the Gliscor wont have Poison Heal anymore, and at the end of the turn, usually instantly faint. The other moves are filler, though you probably want Sleep Powder to prssure the other grounds.
 
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Tangrowth @ Groundium Z
Level: 100
Adamant Nature
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Atk / 88 Spatk / 168 Spe
- Sleep powder / stun spore
- Hidden Power Ice
- Giga Drain
- Earthquake

Offensive tangrowth xd, 168 speed to outspeed mega mawile, earthquake into groundium z ohko toxapex , sleep powder for something that can switch into tangrowth such as corvknight,heatran. Stun spore is to spread para and make heatran slower than tangrowth.

partner : something that appreciate tangrowth ability to spread para such as mega mawile, mega medicham and something that appreciate toxapex gone such as blaziken,ash greninja. Tangrowth also attract corviknight to switch so pairing it with magnezone,heatran,blaziken would be nice too

calc for earthquake :
252+ Atk Tangrowth Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Heatran: 384-452 (99.4 - 117%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO
252+ Atk Tangrowth Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Slowking-Galar: 240-284 (60.9 - 72%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Tangrowth Earthquake vs. 92 HP / 0 Def Mawile-Mega: 166-196 (62.8 - 74.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Tangrowth Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 252 HP / 104 Def Toxapex: 232-274 (76.3 - 90.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Black Sludge recovery
252+ Atk Tangrowth Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 104 Def Toxapex: 130-154 (42.7 - 50.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Black Sludge recovery

calc for hp ice :
88- SpA Tangrowth Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 208-248 (58.2 - 69.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
88- SpA Tangrowth Hidden Power Ice vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Landorus-Therian: 224-264 (58.6 - 69.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
88- SpA Tangrowth Hidden Power Ice vs. 244 HP / 244 SpD Gliscor: 180-212 (51.1 - 60.2%) -- 34.4% chance to 2HKO after Poison Heal.

Another option is item assault vest for take special hit better or life orb for more damage output.
 
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adem is the winner of both Victini and Tangrowth cycles (that's four in a row, stop), congratulations!

And here we are with cycle 15!

Kommo-o is a great Pokemon in the tier, being able to either run a defensive spread to check foes such as Greninja-Ash or a Belly Drum set to sweep in HO teams. However, it has a lot of other useful tools besides these two. Who will take the win in the Scaled Dragon cycle? Good luck everyone!

Deadline: October 22nd
Banned Sets
 

adem

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:ss/kommo-o:

Kommo-o @ Kommonium Z
Ability: Bulletproof
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Clanging Scales
- Clangorous Soul
- Poison Jab
- Close Combat

I fucking HATE this set with a burning passion, because it instantly 6-0es me the moment I do not have a Fairy-type. As much as I hate it, I have to admit this set—while inconsistent—can work very effectively and can decimate unprepared teams. Even teams with a Fairy-type can still lose, depending on the set or if they get worn down enough.

Here's a replay of me getting absolutely fucked by it in NDPL the other day!
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8nationaldex-1437373640-fa8qb4rtkzatwcmx2qgmbpf9m7vicjspw
 
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:SM/Kommo-o:
Kommo-o @ Choice Band
Ability: Bulletproof
EVs: 52 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 200 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Ice Punch
- Poison Jab
- Earthquake


run banded if you want to be cool, the true kommo set!!

252+ Atk Choice Band Kommo-o Close Combat vs. 248 HP / 168+ Def Corviknight: 214-253 (53.6 - 63.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
catch a corv on switch in, super free.
Destroy landos hp with ice punch. nothing is safe.
 
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haxlolo

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:ss/Kommo-o:

Kommo-o @ Eject Pack
Ability: Bulletproof
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Close Combat
- Flamethrower
- Stealth Rock

The true pivot mon, just click the move you want and pivot!
Other than that it's just a mixed rocks Kommo-o, I personally enjoyed using this whenever I don't feel like using the boring KommoZ set and it's a good overall meme
 
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Kommo-o @ Leftovers
Ability: Soundproof
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe
Impish Nature
- Body Press
- Iron Defense
- Dragon Tail
- Rest

I have a team with this Kommo-O set and I think Body Press Kommo-O is fire as opponents are generally unprepared for it. Kommo-O has excellent Defense, which can be taken advantage of through Body Press to threaten Pokemon like Heatran, Mega Lopunny, Ferrothorn, Magnezone, Scizor, Melmetal, Tyranitar, Blissey, Excadrill, Skarmory, Bisharp and Zarude. Iron Defense lets Kommo-O can become an unstoppable late-game wall if Special attackers are removed, but also to increase the power of its primary attack. Dragon Tail is to phase Pokemon that attempt to set up to break past Kommo-O’s Defense boosts, or to win Iron Defense wars. Rest allows Kommo-O to remain its longevity and to remain unaffected by Toxic.
 
Kommo-o
@ Life Orb
Ability: Bulletproof
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Clanging Scales
- Close Combat
- Poison Jab
- Stealth Rock

Mixed clanger can hit a lot of things such as clefable, landorus-t, slowbro, and tapu fini, while also setting up stealth rocks to take advantage of them itself and for its team. Teams appreciate it as a very offensive mixed wall breaker that need a rocker while also having defensive utility against pokemon such as tyranitar, heatran, and ash-greninja.
 

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