Project OU Next Best Thing: Cycle 44 - Dragonite (Voting)

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weakness policy dual-dance lando-t

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Landorus-Therian (M) @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Rock Polish
- Swords Dance
- Stone Edge

- Earthquake

Dual-Dance :landorus-therian: is an old classic, but this can still work in the current metagame, as it is able to break past many threats with its enormous base attack of 145 and its great typing in ground and flying. While it doesn't face many weaknesses, it still gets aimed by plenty of Water- and Ice-types. However, this set can function on Screen-support given by Regieleki, Tapu Koko, or Alola-Ninetales, so it has a better day on the battlefield.

This set contains Rock Polish
and Swords Dance, as its 2 Setup moves of choice, Rock Polish is to help out Lando-T with its speed stat, whereas Swords Dance helps it out to have more breaking power. When Lando-T uses Rock Polish and an opposing Pokemon comes in to attack it and hits it with a super effective attack, it gets on top of that a Weakness Policy-boost, which helps Lando-T a lot, so it gains an attack-boost by 2 stages, which is basically a Swords Dance-boost. Lando-T turns into a very deadly sweeper and it can decide to Swords Dance or to Rock Polish again later at a very comfortable position in the game.

Furthermore, it has Stone Edge to hit Flying-types such as Zapdos, Tornadus-T, Pelipper, Moltres, and Corviknight, while it is also able to hit levitating Pokemon like Latios, Latias, and Hydreigon with Stone Edge as well. The last slot is its STAB move in Earthquake, which hits extremely hard after a Swords Dance-boost and it can claim a lot of OHKOes on many non-grounded Pokemon with Earthquake.

In overall, this set functions well on Screens-support and aims to claim kills in the mid-game or late-game and with an Swords Dance-boost it can net plenty of Pokemon with an OHKO and due to Rock Polish, its first move in the set, it can outspeed plenty of faster, dangerous threats to it such as Choice Scarf Kartana and Jolly Excadrill in sand stream.
 
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Offensive AV Landorus-T


Landorus-Therian @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 8 SpD / 248 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- U-turn
- Stone Edge
- Knock Off


General idea
Here we have an offensive Landorus-T, but with the added bulk provided by AV in order to be able to offensively check some special attackers while being able to dish out enough damage.
StoneQuake combination is here to have some coverage and power, whereas U-turn is here to keep the momentum. Knock Off is here to have both power and utility thanks to the lack of Megastones and Z-crystals in the OU environment.
Look at these calcs:
+1 252 SpA Choice Specs Spectrier Shadow Ball vs. 0 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Landorus-Therian: 253-298 (79.3 - 93.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
in return: 252 Atk Landorus-Therian Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Spectrier: 344-406 (100.8 - 119%) -- guaranteed OHKO
0 SpA Rotom-Wash Hydro Pump vs. 0 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Landorus-Therian: 198-234 (62 - 73.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
252+ SpA Magearna Fleur Cannon vs. 0 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Landorus-Therian: 186-219 (58.3 - 68.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Dragapult Draco Meteor vs. 0 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Landorus-Therian: 231-273 (72.4 - 85.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 12 SpA Tapu Fini Scald vs. 0 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Landorus-Therian: 266-314 (83.3 - 98.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Hydreigon Draco Meteor vs. 0 HP / 8 SpD Assault Vest Landorus-Therian: 214-253 (67 - 79.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

EVs (spread) and item
248 EVs invested on the Spe+ in order to reach 308 Spe with the Jolly nature, which is needed because we need to be quite fast and, this way, we have a slower U-turn towards fully EVs invested Landorus-T.
252 Atk EVs are enough to hit quite hard even without a boosting item

Team(mates) support
Wish and Aromatheraphy support is always appreciated in order to get rid of burns.
In return, this Landorus-T provides U-turn suppoert and a good offensve check with two immunities and Intimidate.
 
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Tio Chico

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Imprison Lead

Landorus-Therian (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Imprison
- Stealth Rock
- Explosion
- Earthquake

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Garchomp is the only OU mon with access to Stealth Rock faster than Landorus-Therian, so you can stop your opponent's rocks, put your own and explode. Mirror lead can be a pain.

*Apologies if it is not sufficiently different from the forbidden set. In this case I will take Gravity.
 
Ripoff Lando-I

Landorus-Therian (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Weather Ball / Psychic / Sludge Wave
- Calm Mind
- Earth Power
- Focus Blast

You remember how fierce Lando-I was when it was released into OU for the first few weeks of the Crown Tundra? This is what happens when the Therian form tries to mimic its success. Weather Ball is really useful on rain/hail to snipe either opposing Lando-T/Garchomp, or in the case of rain Weather Ball, hitting Moltres super effectively is valuable. The main moves you'll be clicking are Earth Power and Focus Blast. Focus Blast is important against targets such as Hydreigon, and Blissey, but more often than not, it can have overlapping coverage with Earth Power, so you could replace this with Sludge Wave to hit grasses, and fairies, or Psychic if you really hate Buzzwole.

+1 252 SpA Life Orb Landorus-T Earth Power vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Toxapex: 367-432 (120.7 - 142.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252 SpA Life Orb Landorus-T Psychic vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Buzzwole: 546-645 (130.6 - 154.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252 SpA Life Orb Landorus-T Weather Ball (100 BP Water) vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Landorus-T in Rain: 663-780 (207.1 - 243.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252 SpA Life Orb Landorus-T Earth Power vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Slowbro: 298-351 (75.8 - 89.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+1 252 SpA Life Orb Landorus-T Focus Blast vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Blissey: 338-400 (47.3 - 56%) -- 80.9% chance to 2HKO
+1 252 SpA Life Orb Landorus-T Earth Power vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Clefable: 269-317 (68.2 - 80.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
+1 252 SpA Life Orb Landorus-T Sludge Wave vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Tapu Fini: 278-328 (80.8 - 95.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+1 252 SpA Life Orb Landorus-T Weather Ball (100 BP Ice) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Mandibuzz in Hail: 382-452 (90 - 106.6%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO (idk how much spdef mandibuzz runs rn so this may vary)
+1 252 SpA Life Orb Landorus-T Earth Power vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Assault Vest Slowking-Galar: 221-265 (56 - 67.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
lol slowking-g is fat

Enjoy!​
 
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Sitting here and thinking for whom to vote for, jezus u guys did a tremendous job here! :blobthumbsup:

But my vote has to go somewhere, so I'll vote for: SUBTOX by AM
 

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:ss/landorus-therian:

Sorry for being late! The voting is finished, and by its results, the winner of the Cycle 37 is SubToxic by AM. Congratulations! Your submission will be added to the Hall of Fame soon. And let's move on!

Cycle Thirty Eight - Latios
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Latios at all times has been posing a serious offensive threat thanks to its solid both Speed tier and Special Attack stat as well as access to strong STAB moves and coverage options. This generation Latios even was gifted with two immensely valuable additions to movepool - Aura Sphere, which dents its eternal nemesis Tyranitar and also hits the likes of Heatran, and Mystical Fire, which makes up for the loss of Hidden Power Fire. Latios doesn't lack a defensive utility too, with its typing, Recover, and Levitate allowing it to check some dangerous offensive Pokemon and granting it more opportunities to get in the game and wreak havoc. Latios typically uses some wallbreaking sets like Choice Specs and Life Orb but also can take advantage of its Speed tier even more by using Choice Scarf. What other cool options can you guys suggest on this Pokemon? Show them here!

Banned Sets
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The deadline is Monday 21st of December. Good luck!​
 

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dragon dance + scale shot

:ss/Latios:
Latios (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature

- Dragon Dance
- Scale Shot
- Earthquake

- Recover

This :latios: -Set is there for sweeping late-game through a team when the opposing Pokemon are weakened beforehand during the game.
Latios can excell pretty decently as a setup sweeper as Dragon Dance grants it a +1 in its Attack and Speed stat and Scale Shoft gives it another boost in its Speed stat, which means it can outpace the entire metagame after a Dragon dance + the additional boost from Scale Shot. Earthquake hits Steel-type Pokemon such as Magnezone, Heatran, and Melmetal. It also hits Ferrothorn for neutral damage.


This set can excell well with teammates such as Rillaboom, Tapu Koko, Hawlucha, Magearna, Spectrier, and Landorus.Therian as its teampartners, as Tapu Koko grants it screens and helps Hawlucha to set-up via its Electric Terrain, which immediately activates Unburden. Rillaboom and Magearna are in general a great offensive partnership, and Landorus.T is a great Stealth Rocker and Suicide Lead. Latios appreciates that offensive support and these teammates and such straightforward offensive teams can work pretty well in the current metagame.
 
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Tio Chico

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Trick + Ring Target

Latios (M) @ Ring Target
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Trick
- Draco Meteor
- Psyshock
- Roost

Removes the Fairy immunity to Dragon and Dark-types to Psychic. In case the opponent switches to a Steel type, Nidoking can take advantage using Sludge Wave more easily without have to thing about Earth Power and the opponent switches into a Flying. Also Spectrier aprecies Blissey vulnerable to Ghost.
In short, Latios attracts a lot of Mon with some immunity and can take advantage for himself or partners.

Edit: If someone was in doubt, Ring target does not affect Abilities, so Levitate is intact.

P.S.: I have now discovered that Heal Block is non-existent in Generation VIII. R.I.P..
 
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Latios (M) @
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Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk

- Calm Mind
- Stored Power

- Dragon Pulse

- Agility


This is more of a hyper offense set if anything. It works like Magearna's Shift Gear + Calm Mind set but just without the shift gear, however the cool thing is would be the fact that Latios has STAB on its Stored Power and when boosted with Soul Dew, that shit is going to send a lot of stuff flying. I don't really think its hard to support either, since I feel this is more of a hyper offense set than a balance or bulky offense set, so screens will always help. I feel this set has a lot of promise and I feel people could probably use it on their hyper offense team once in a while.
 
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