Necrozma-DW has nothing going for it when compared to other Ghost-types in Ubers. It lacks Lunala's Shadow Shield and good Speed, Calyrex-S's wallbreaking power, and Giratina-O's excellent typing. While its Special Attack is nothing to scoff at, the prevalence of Yveltal and fast revenge killers limits Necrozma-DW's effectiveness. Moreover, due to Species Clause, a team cannot have both Necrozma-DM and Necrozma-DW, which gives it a massive opportunity cost. As such, Necrozma-DW is almost entirely unviable.
name: Trick Room
move 1: Trick Room
move 2: Moongeist Beam
move 3: Heat Wave / Photon Geyser
move 4: Meteor Beam
item: Power Herb
ability: Prism Armor
evs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
ivs: 0 Spe
Necrozma-DW differentiates itself from other Ghost-types through Trick Room. Moongeist Beam hits common foes like Kyogre, Groudon, and Xerneas for at least neutral damage. Heat Wave allows Necrozma-DW to hit Ferrothorn and Zarude for super effective damage, limiting their opportunities to switch in. Photon Geyser can be run over it to OHKO Eternatus after a boost. Meteor Beam allows Necrozma-DW to catch Yveltal and Ho-Oh off guard while simultaneously boosting its Special Attack, but using Meteor Beam prematurely leaves Necrozma-DW susceptible to both Pokemon.
Calyrex-I is a good partner that can also take advantage of Trick Room and set it up for itself and Necrozma-DW. Calyrex-S appreciates Necrozma-DW wearing Yveltal down with Meteor Beam and facilitating a potential sweep. Blissey and Ho-Oh are fantastic partners to effectively check Eternatus and Xerneas, which is necessary because Necrozma-DM cannot be a teammate. Eternatus and Yveltal are essentially mandatory, checking opposing Yveltal and Marshadow. Zamacenta-C compresses the roles of Yveltal check and bulky Steel-type.
Brick Break helps Necrozma-DW break past Blissey and Tyranitar, but every other offensive option is much better. Foregoing Necrozma-DW and opting for Lunala and Necrozma-DM is guaranteed to net you better results.
Checks and Counters
**Dark-types**: Specially defensive Yveltal, Tyranitar, Zarude, and Urshifu-S can all take Necrozma-DW's attacks and force it out. Yveltal has to be wary of Meteor Beam, however.
**Blissey**: Blissey can freely switch in on Necrozma-DW and either paralyze it with Thunder Wave or set Stealth Rock without fear of any of Necrozma-DW's attacks, except the rare Brick Break.
**Ghost-types**: If Trick Room isn't up, Lunala, Calyrex-S, Marshadow, and Giratina-O can all KO Necrozma-DW. The latter two can even revenge kill it with Shadow Sneak in or out of Trick Room.
**Strong Wallbreakers**: Choice Specs Kyogre, Choice Band Dracovish, and Choice Band Rayquaza can OHKO Necrozma-DW with their STAB options after Stealth Rock.
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