CM Tapu Lele Veil HO
Requested by HarrisIsAwesome
I chose a rather different route with the Lele set, because I found specs to have more use on almost all bulky offence builds, (with a few exceptions) and a friend of mine suggested trying the set on aurora veil. I was skeptical at first, but it actually worked very well. He passed me a team to try it with, but I felt like some pieces were missing although it was a solid team. I set about building my own, and I think my version is very solid although I'll link Scarf Nihilego version down below if you want to try his as well.
I started off with Alolan Ninetales and Lele of course, and chose the standard Alolan Ninetales set. The Lele set can be swapped for Psychic over Psyshock, but I prefer not being walled by Chansey on this team. Next up, I chose the 2 core mons of almost all veil teams, Zygarde and Magearna. For the Zygarde, I decided to go with Sub Double Dance, because of the psychic terrain from Lele, and also for beating Ferrothorn without it knocking off items throughout the team. The Magearna set is the usual Shift Gear Calm mind set, but I added Iapapa berry over leftovers as I find the passive recovery less useful. I tried a lot of mons for the last 2 slots, but ultimately settled on Azumarill and Landorus-T. Even with the Lele, I wanted some form of priority on the team and didn't want to replace the Zygarde set. Azumarill filled the role well while providing useful resists. Azumarill under veil can be extremely dangerous if given a single free turn to set up a belly drum. I needed rocks, so I chose Earth Plate Landorus-T as well as adding a pivot to help get in Alolan Ninetales and the many sweepers. The team looks strange on paper, but I've done very well with it in tests and on ladder when trying it out, only lost a few games so far.
Weaknesses to the team include the usual weaknesses for veil teams, such as Tyranitar, Kartana, Mega Diancie, and Charizard-Y. All of these threats can be played around, although Swords Dance Kartana basically beats any veil if they win speed tie vs Alolan Ninetales. Mega Diancie matchup is made a bit easier by Azumarill, and Tyranitar can be pivoted around and if you hail on the switchin, it can give a free veil and then set up with Zygarde. One thing to watch for, is terrain turns with Lele. Particularly avoid sending in Azu under terrain, so just play carefully with that.
Scarf Nihilego version:
This team uses Mega Gyarados in place of Azumarill and uses different sets on Zygarde and Landorus. Not much I can say as I didn't build it, if you have specific questions I'm sure he can answer them.