[ORAS] Volcarona [QC 0/2]


Volcarona solidifies itself as a meta game threat by utilizing it’s speed and set-up moves to increase it’s offensive presence. It has access to strong STAB moves such as Overheat and Bug buzz which can let it KO common threats such as Mega Mawile, Mega Metagross, Mega Sableye, Mega Altaria, Mega Gardevoir, and Mega Slowbro. Volcarona also gains access to coverage moves such as Quiver Dance or Substitute which allow it to set-up or parry foe attacks. Substitute also lets Volcarona to sub into Swarm range, boosting it’s bug type attacks. Quiver Dance and Substitute contribute to beating threats such as non Calm Mind + Snarl Mega Sableye, non Scarf Kyurem-Black lacking bulk, Mega Altaria, Mega Gardevoir, Meloetta, Mega Venusaur, and Mega Gengar. Unfortunately, Volcarona’s typing is lackluster and falls up short to common threats such as Mega Charizard, Heatran, and Greninja. Moreover, while Volcarona does have base 100 stats all around, this still fails to be enough against powerful hitters such as many Kyurem-Back, Mega-Lopunny, or Garchomp.

name: Volcarona (Petaya)
move 1: Quiver Dance
move 2: Substitute
move 3: Overheat / Fire Blast
move 4: Bug Buzz
item: Petaya Berry
ability: Swarm
nature: Modest
evs: 40 HP / 4 Def / 248 SpA / 216 Spe


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Set Details
216 Spe alongside 248 SpA and a modest nature let Volcarona outpace and OKHO non + speed nature Kyurem-Black lacking bulk or Choice Scarf. 40 HP is the max investment you can go whilst still getting 4 Substitutes from full. This helps with 50/50 matchups with Pokemon such as Mega Ampharos or Sleep Powder Mega Venusaur. 4 Def is dump. Petaya berry generally just helps increase Volcarona’s to aid to an OKHO on Pokemon. For example, Petaya contributes to beating Pokemon like

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Usage Tips
Typically, Volcarona wants to click Quiver Dance turn 1 to boost it’s stats and gain an advantage against opposing Pokemon. This is especially true for special mons as Volcarona wants to tank the attack and then attack with Bug Buzz or Overheat respectively. Boosting with Quiver Dance helps vs Pokemon like
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Team Options

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Other Options

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Checks and Counters

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