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ok votes are up! Evan.'s dd zard takes the win by 6 votes (his vote was not counted as its against the rules to vote for your own set)

houndoom •
1 vote
otr slowking • 2 votes
swords dance virizion • 3 votes
dragon dance charizard 6 votes
swords dance kabutops • 2 votes
swords dance combusken • 3 votes
otr aromatisse • 1 vote
choice specs drampa • 0 votes
z-lovely kiss jynx • 1 vote
swords dance toxicroak • 0 votes
offensive lo venusaur • 0 votes
sub bulk up braviary • 0 votes

so we as a community will begin to build around dragon dance charizard ! so you will have 3 days to submit mons that you think will work best as teammates for dd zard, remember to name the sets and good luck !


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Omastar @ Focus Sash
Ability: Weak Armor
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Spikes
- Stealth Rock

Ok, so basically, zard is honestly too weak to properly justify breaking stuff without proper hazard support, so here's proper Hazard Support, now with the advantage of turning certain water and rock types into complete setup fodder (read, not actually, but it either threatens them out, or gets up hazards for free). With all the hazards in the universe, you even get a slight chance to KO slowbro with a +1 z-fly. Yes, this restricts the rest of the team a tad, but Hazards are really nice for a sweeper that is a tad lacking in power.

+1 252 Atk Charizard Supersonic Skystrike (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Slowbro: 216-255 (54.8 - 64.7%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock and 3 layers of Spikes
Choice Scarf Hitmonlee

Hitmonlee @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- High Jump Kick
- Knock Off
- Rapid Spin
- Stone Edge

Hitmonlee supports charizard through both spin support and inviting in things like Slowbro, Gardbodor and Altaria to remove potential leftovers/rocky helmet with Knock Off.

Choice Scarf gives speed control, Stone Edge is helpful to hit things like Z-move Delphox and Magmortar

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Gingerbread (Whimsicott) @ Life Orb
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Moonblast
- Grass Knot
- Psychic
- Defog

Whimisoctt is a nice form of hazard control that beats common rockers like Druddigon and Rhydon 1v1, Grass Knot is here to 2HKO Steelix which would otherwise get up free rocks and allows you to defog on the subsequent turn its forced out. It hits bulky water types for a little less damage as most of them are actually p light, but defog whims is a still a great partner for zard and synergies well with it otherwise.


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Samurott @ Life Orb
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Liquidation
- Aqua Jet
- Megahorn

I feel like DD Zard's biggest problems are pokemon like Rhydon and Slowbro who can both live a +1 SSSS and check it pretty easily. Samurott is able to break down these types of cores and gives the team a psuedo set-up spam element.


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Altaria @ Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 248 HP / 204 Def / 40 SpD / 16 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Ice Beam
- Toxic
- Roost
- Defog

ok so imo biggest problem to zard is hazards, due to its double weakness to rocks but also zard really needs to keep hazards on the opposing field to pressure as much as possible. nominating ice beam altaria as in addition to ease the match up against opposing altaria and def druddigon which are both pretty annoying for zard which has to use its z move and then rely to fly as a flying stab. as well as being two of the better hazard control/setter respectively. Altaria also beat Slowbro, Slowking, Samurott, Emboar, and can soft check Heliolisk if needed, thanks to its natural bulk/ability/toxic slot which allows it to weaken/cripple kinda easily most zard check. it can also bait rhydon which wants to sr for free and gets crippled for the rest of the game. altaria also attract every single Cryogonal ever which Zard can set up on kinda easily (be careful abt toxic tho) 16 speed is mostly to outspeed others alty and ice beam before they roost to get that x4 at anytime.
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