Tyranitar @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 12 Atk / 76 Def / 196 SpD / 224 Spe
- Rock Polish
- Stone Edge / Rock STAB
- Heavy Slam
- Fire Blast
I'm not a fan of defensive/utility Tyranitar. I understand it's solid, but I like my Tyranitars to delete HP bars faster than CBB deleted bengay in SWC semis. So I present Polish Policy Tyranitar, a breaker/sweeper/cleaner set that takes advantage of Tyranitar's bulk to shrug off super effective hits, set up, and win. The moveset consists of pretty standard coverage, Fire Blast covers Rocky Helmet walls like Ferro, Skarm, and Tang, and secures 2HKOs or OHKOs without need for investment. The rock move is up to preference, but putting Stone Edge on Tyranitar is like breathing for me at this point.
The EVs are actually pretty flexible depending on your needs. 224 Spe Jolly creeps Scarf Togekiss at +2, 230 creeps +1/Scarf Gyarados, but I don't see it enough to warrant the extra EVs.
12 Atk allows Tyranitar to 2HKO defensive Clef at +2. Keep in mind that neutral, 0 Atk EV Tyranitar at +2 still has more Atk than CB, so I shouldn't need to explain how hard this will hit.
The Def and SpD EVs are probably the most flexible. As it is, Tyranitar will survive +1 Offensive QD Volc Bug Buzz in sand after rocks 100%. For those curious, 52 EVs will survive 100% of the time from full with no hazards.
The 76 Def EVs give you a favorable roll to survive against +0 Azumarill liquidation after rocks, but honestly these EVs were the leftovers. If you want to dump them into SpA to go after OHKOs on Amoongus at +2 you can, but you'll need to borrow more EVs from other stats since it takes around 100 to get 95-105% damage.
Proof of Concept:
1: Peak Polish Policy Tyranitar. It may not sweep all 6, but it may as well have seeing how it ended.
2: This Tyranitar matches up poorly against a team like this, with rush Drill and Kommo-o. Even still Tyranitar manages to pivot in and get a key kill on Primarina.
3. A great example of cleaner Tyranitar. Fire Blast on Urshifu was a near even roll with no crit.
4. Couldn't let voting start without posting a clean 6-0
In testing, I have devised more concrete options for alternative EV spreads based on the strengths and flaws of the original.
Polish Policy Mk. II:
EVs: 12 Atk / 100 Def / 172 SpD / 224 Spe
This spread takes a chunk out of the at times overkill Spd stat, and shifts it to Spa by way of a nature change, and Def by way of a EV shift. The reasons for these changes was that Fire Blast wasn't quite as strong as I had hoped, and that I'm seeing Rillaboom so much that I wanted extra defense.
EVs: 252 Atk / 32 SpA / 224 Spe
This spread sacrifices all bulk investment for pure damage. The options to set up with are far more limited, but this set has 734 Atk at +2.