Does posting a fearchu set count as being "that guy"? (I use fearchu in ubers with great success)
I was being serious about it. I apologize if this qualifies as nonsense. I don't want to cause any disputes in any thread, or sound like an anarchist (or a hipster for that matter).
Being an 'anarchist' or 'hipster', as you put it, is incidental, and not really something anyone here is generally worried about. What does matter, however, is following the context of the thread, even if it's just the bare-bones.I was being serious about it. I apologize if this qualifies as nonsense. I don't want to cause any disputes in any thread, or sound like an anarchist (or a hipster for that matter).
Chill mate, I'm sure it can still work in other tiers well. Plus, once it's ability is bypassed, it is an absolute monster. This pokemon can have strategy. I don't have much time due to exams yet when I get the time I'll try do something with it in OU.Don't base on random battles for tier sets and that one isn't good :/ You know that on random battles the lower tier mons gain more levels and there you can sweep ubers with chatot and cosmic sigilyph is op in random battles but it is awful in tier.
If you are comparing random battles with OU or just basing on randoms to talk about the viability of a set, you are doing it all wrong! In OU you choose which pokes to use on the team, you have a strategy, everyone is lv100, EVs and natures, you don't have Luvdisc or Unown on team etc.
Maybe that set is viable in PU but well, Regigigas has a really terrible ability and is quite gimmicky so it isn't great in PU either :/
Regigigas doesn't really work in OU. While Slow Start is active it becomes a glorified Dunsparce, and it has to survive the whole five active turns in a tier filled with things that prevent it from working. Keldeo, Garchomp, Landorus, Sableye, Rotom, Slowbro, Hippowdon, Skarmory, Thundurus, Sub Gengar, any wallbreaker in general, they all either see it as a free kill, cripple it into uselessness, or force it to switch out and start all over. Even if by some miracle it manages to survive that long it'll get revenge killed shortly after because it'll be weakened and it only has 100 base speed assuming you even invested considering it needs all the bulk it can get. It's nothing personal, Regigigas is intentionally bad by design.Chill mate, I'm sure it can still work in other tiers well. Plus, once it's ability is bypassed, it is an absolute monster. This pokemon can have strategy. I don't have much time due to exams yet when I get the time I'll try do something with it in OU.
Phat Mega Heracross
Heracross-Mega @ Heracronite
EVs: 248 HP / 76 Atk / 84 Def / 100 Spe
- Swords Dance / Substitute
- Close Combat
- Pin Missile
- Rock Blast
Okay so I'm not sure if this has been posted anywhere, but I think this is a good place for it to go anyways. Fat Mega Hera is something that is being talked about a LOT right now after being used in SPL, and it's not hard to see why. One of the biggest selling points of Mega Hera over other wallbreakers such as Hoopa-U, Kyurem-B, and Mega Medicham, is that it has incredible defensive stats for an offensive powerhouse as well as very useful resistances to Ground-, Bug-, Fighting-, Dark-, and Grass. With the added bulk, Mega Hera loses out on the ability to outspeed a few things, but with the bigger advantage of being able to set up on so much shit. The EVs are designed so that Mega Hera can live a Life Orb Psyshock from Latios after rocks (lol what) and the Speed is for standard 8 Spe Rotom-W. The rest is thrown into Attack and an Adamant nature lets it hit very hard before set up. The purpose of this set over it faster set is that with the rise of bulky offense and a slower paced metagame, the added bulk lets Mega Hera take full advantage of amazing bulk and resistances to set up on lots of common Pokemon found on bulkier teams atm such as defensive Lando-T, Ferro, Skarm, Jirachi, Mega Venu, T-tar, Amoonguss, and non T-wave Mega Lati, which it can then proceed to tear everything apart. Also because of its added bulk it is practically impossible to OHKO outside of boosted STAB super effective moves or Flying coverage, so it's pretty much guaranteed multiple kills if played correctly. Stall just auto loses to Mega Hera, as Skarm and Quag are both 2HKOed by an unboosted CC, Mega Sableye drops to a +2 Pin Missile and even the rare Clef stall teams are 2HKOed by Rock Blast on the switch.
We all know what Mega Hera can do so I don't need to post a bunch of replays proving its effectiveness other than a few calcs, but I think CBB used it in SPL.
Some fun calcs proving its massive bulk with this set:
252 SpA Life Orb Latios Psyshock vs. 248 HP / 84 Def Mega Heracross: 283-335 (77.9 - 92.2%) -- 31.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
+3 252 SpA Manaphy Scald vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Mega Heracross: 262-309 (72.1 - 85.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+1 0 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Mega Heracross: 282-332 (77.6 - 91.4%) -- 31.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
252 SpA Choice Specs Keldeo Hydro Pump vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Mega Heracross: 256-303 (70.5 - 83.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
252 SpA Alakazam Psychic vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Mega Heracross: 290-344 (79.8 - 94.7%) -- 50% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
252 SpA Heatran Magma Storm vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Mega Heracross: 314-372 (86.5 - 102.4%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO (just keep rocks off XD)
252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Zen Headbutt vs. 248 HP / 84 Def Mega Heracross: 306-360 (84.2 - 99.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 252+ Atk Life Orb Excadrill Iron Head vs. 248 HP / 84 Def Mega Heracross: 316-372 (87 - 102.4%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Magnezone Thunderbolt vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Mega Heracross: 232-274 (63.9 - 75.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
+2 252+ Atk Landorus-T Stone Edge vs. 248 HP / 84 Def Mega Heracross: 213-251 (58.6 - 69.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock (pfffff)
This is a really cool set, and I might try it out, but those calcs are all pretty much things you should expect from an offensive mon. Heat wave ohkoing a mon 4x weak to it, hp ice killing 4x weak mons, frail offensive mons being ohko'd by strong SE attacks, etc.
Zapdos @ Life Orb
EVs: 128 HP / 252 SpA / 128 Spe
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Heat Wave
So Zapdos are usually seen in teams as a defogger. But I thought of something new 3 attacks Zapdos. There are a few things that define it from Thundurus. Zapdos has reliable recovery that really helps with it's SR weakness. While Thundurus is even more pressured by rocks. Zapdos also has a lot more bulk and doesn't really need full speed investment. Zapdos's bulk allows it tank hits from strong priority hitters such as Talonflame, Breloom, and Scizor better than Thundurus. This set is made to outspeed things outspeeding Rocky Helmet Chomp (but really you can do whatever you like). The ability to go Modest makes it a really good option where Thundurus is sort of forced to run max speed.
252+ SpA Zapdos Heat Wave vs. 248 HP / 200 SpD Mega Scizor: 364-432 (106.1 - 125.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Hidden Power Ice vs. 252 HP / 8 SpD Landorus-T: 437-515 (114.3 - 134.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Hidden Power Ice vs. 72 HP / 0 SpD Landorus-T: 442-520 (131.1 - 154.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Hidden Power Ice vs. 240 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp: 416-494 (99.7 - 118.4%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Heat Wave vs. 252 HP / 168 SpD Ferrothorn: 442-520 (125.5 - 147.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ Atk Landorus-T Stone Edge vs. 128 HP / 0 Def Zapdos: 298-352 (84.4 - 99.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Heat Wave vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Breloom: 434-512 (166.2 - 196.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 252+ Atk Technician Mega Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 128 HP / 0+ Def Zapdos: 125-147 (35.4 - 41.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
+2 252 Atk Life Orb Technician Breloom Mach Punch vs. 128 HP / 0 Def Zapdos: 146-172 (41.3 - 48.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Thunderbolt vs. 248 HP / 252+ SpD Talonflame: 374-439 (104.1 - 122.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 0 Atk Talonflame Acrobatics (110 BP) vs. 128 HP / 0 Def Zapdos: 114-134 (32.2 - 37.9%) -- 94.8% chance to 3HKO
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ou-358747854 (Zapdos puts mean work in until death, if you watch til the end know that I was sacking Jirachi)
252 SpA Life Orb Thundurus Incinerate vs. 248 HP / 200 SpD Mega Scizor: 276-328 (80.4 - 95.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKOThis is a really cool set, and I might try it out, but those calcs are all pretty much things you should expect from an offensive mon. Heat wave ohkoing a mon 4x weak to it, hp ice killing 4x weak mons, frail offensive mons being ohko'd by strong SE attacks, etc.
60 :D but good thing Zapdos has access to heat waveisn't incinerate like base 60 power lol?
isn't incinerate like base 60 power lol?252 SpA Life Orb Thundurus Incinerate vs. 248 HP / 200 SpD Mega Scizor: 276-328 (80.4 - 95.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
Sorry I just wanted to lay everything out for people who wanted to use it. Thanks for the criticism though, it will help for next time!
I'd like to share some of the unique sets I utilized this SPL.
Weavile (M) @ Choice Band
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
- Ice Shard
- Knock Off
- Icicle Crash