May as well post this in the new cores thread
A really good stall-killing, offensive utility, trapping core. Gothitelle and Bisharp have a surprising amount of synergy in their roles and together can provide great support for any offensive team.
Bisharp lures in Steel Type walls that commonly run Shed Shell due to the recent popularity of Magnezone, like Ferrothorn and Skarmory, and Knocks Off the Shed Shell for Gothitelle to trap and finish off with an HP Fire. Bisharp also tends to lure in Scizor and a smart double to Gothitelle could also result in an easy KO. Gothitelle also traps eliminates other threats that could impede Bisharp, especially Fighting types like Keldeo and Conkeldurr, as well as Venusaur, Rotom-W, Alomomola, and Quagsire. In return, Bisharp Pursuit traps Gengar and Lati@s, which Gothitelle can't really handle 1v1, and can knock out Tyranitar and the occasional Weavile with Iron Head. Low Kick is also an option for opposing Bisharp and Heatran, but losing coverage on Fairies isn't too ideal imo. Both Pokemon also threaten Chansey with either Trick or the combination of Pursuit and Knock Off.
This core really works wonders for Pokemon who enjoy having the aforementioned threats sniped as well as having hazards stay up on the opponent's side, seeing as how Bisharp discourages Defog. Pokemon that can handle Heatran and Greninja well or set up hazards are also recommended.
Mega Gyarados would make excellent use of this core, seeing as it likes having hazards stay up, doesn't care much about Heatran or Greninja, and has almost every one of it's checks trapped and killed by this core. Azumarill also comes to mind when thinking of good partners for similar reasons. Belly Drum is usually seen as an inferior set nowadays but with the help of this core it works a lot better.
SD Garchomp also seems like a pretty solid teammate to this core, since it also likes having Fairies checked by Bisharp, it can set up Rocks, it beats Heatran, and really appreciates both Pokemon's trapping abilities so it can actually tear some holes into the opposing team instead of just setting up Rocks then dying like most Garchomp nowadays.
Bisharp @ Life Orb
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Knock Off
- Iron Head/Low Kick
- Pursuit/Low Kick
- Sucker Punch
Gothitelle @ Choice Specs
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Energy Ball