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Honchkrow @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Sucker Punch
- Brave Bird
- Superpower
- Mirror Move

this honchkrow comes in on gardevoir locked into psychic, sets up, and wins.
+2 252+ Atk Honchkrow Sucker Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Gardevoir: 345-406 (124.5 - 146.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 252+ Atk Honchkrow Brave Bird vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Fluffy Bewear: 504-594 (131.9 - 155.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
Heyo we're back with • cycle 7 •

This time taking a look at an offensive core of CB Escavalier + SD Virizion! Escav takes on threats to Viriz such as Psychic types with its powerful Megahorn and Pursuit trapping capabilities, while Virizion can clean weakened teams with its great coverage once these threats are removed.

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Escavalier @ Choice Band
Ability: Swarm
EVs: 168 HP / 252 Atk / 88 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Megahorn
- Iron Head
- Knock Off
- Pursuit

Virizion @ Grassium Z
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Leaf Blade
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge


Cycle will last • 3 days , during that time post a Pokemon you think threatens the core and tell us why, read the OP if you are unsure of posting requirements. Good luck!
 

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Moltres @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Flame Body
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Fire Blast
- Hurricane
- U-turn
- Hidden Power [Ice]

This core really can't switch into Moltres at all. It comes in for free vs Escavalier and picks up a kill with Fire Blast/Hurricane. It can even U-Turn out of a bad situation. Scarf is used to outspeed Virizion, which can otherwise Stone Edge you. Not only that, but Flame Body allows you to burn Escavalier so that it can't spam its STABs as well.
 
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Taylor Swift (Salazzle) @ Firium Z
Ability: Corrosion
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Fire Blast
- Flamethrower
- Nasty Plot
- Sludge Wave

Salazzle outspeeds Virizion and Escavalier. The only thing you have to do is save the z-move for Virizion and then flamethrower Escavalier (OHKO in both cases).

Calcs
252 SpA Salazzle Inferno Overdrive (185 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Virizion: 434-512 (134.3 - 158.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Salazzle Flamethrower vs. 168 HP / 0 SpD Escavalier: 508-600 (157.2 - 185.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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Emboar @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Superpower
- Wild Charge
- Head Smash

There isn't a move between the two that will OHKO boar and 7/8 won't even 2HKO while scarf Flare Blitz outspeeds and easily kos either.
 

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Noivern @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 44 HP / 252 SpA / 212 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hurricane
- Heat Wave / flamethrower
- Roost
- Taunt
Noivern can safely ohko both (heatwave 100% chance flamethrower 75% chance on esca) reasoning to run this over tres is taunt roost to help pressure many bulky offensives running around.
 

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this cycle will focus around a more defensive core used on many balance teams:

Mega-Steelix and Rotom-Cut!
Steelix-Mega @ Steelixite
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 36 Atk / 220 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Heavy Slam
- Curse

Rotom-Mow @ Grassium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Defog
- Leaf Storm
- Volt Switch
- Will-O-Wisp


the cycle will last 3 days. good luck!
 
Rotom-Heat @ Iapapa Berry/ Firium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Overheat
- Volt Switch
- Defog
- Will-O-Wisp

This Pokemon is able to resist any moves thrown at it and fire off an Overheat/Inferno Overdrive, OHKOing both instantly. It's also to use Defog against Mega Steelix to get rid of its Stealth Rock if necessary.
 

Medicham @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Pure Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- High Jump Kick
- Zen Headbutt
- Thunder Punch
- Trick

Medicham OHKOs Rotom-Mow and then it 2HKO Steelix-Mega, while this last one only have a small chance to OHKO Medicham.
252 Atk Pure Power Medicham High Jump Kick vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Rotom-Mow: 246-289 (102 - 119.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 Atk Pure Power Medicham High Jump Kick vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Steelix-Mega: 248-294 (70 - 83%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
36+ Atk Steelix-Mega Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Medicham: 223-264 (85.4 - 101.1%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO
36+ Atk Steelix-Mega Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Medicham: 186-220 (71.2 - 84.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 

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Virizion @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Justified
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Giga Drain
- Focus Blast
- Substitute
- Calm Mind

+1 FB or +0 AOP KO's lix and it can even switch in with Heavy Slam only doing 57 max (Viriz thicc boi) and win. Rotom cannot even break a sub, Bloom Doom can even fail to after one CM, and if it tries to wisp then... lol

+1 252 SpA Virizion Focus Blast vs. 252 HP / 220 SpD Steelix-Mega: 384-452 (108.4 - 127.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Virizion All-Out Pummeling (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 220 SpD Steelix-Mega: 408-480 (115.2 - 135.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Rotom-Mow Bloom Doom (195 BP) vs. +1 0 HP / 0 SpD Virizion: 73-87 (22.6 - 26.9%) -- 33.7% chance to 4HKO
 

Shaymin @ Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Seed Flare
- Earth Power
- Psychic
- Synthesis

shaymin bops steelix with seed flare and can 3hko rotom with psychic. steelix has a chance of 2hko'ing shaymin with heavy slam.

252 SpA Life Orb Shaymin Psychic vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Rotom-Mow: 101-120 (41.9 - 49.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 SpA Rotom-Mow Leaf Storm vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Shaymin: 91-108 (26.6 - 31.6%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
0 Atk Steelix-Mega Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Shaymin: 157-186 (46 - 54.5%) -- 54.3% chance to 2HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Shaymin Seed Flare vs. 252 HP / 200 SpD Steelix-Mega: 183-216 (51.6 - 61%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
Moltres @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Flame Body
EVs: 4 Def/ 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Agility
- Roost
- Hurricane
- Fire Blast

Moltres could use Fire Blast to break through Bronzong and Supersonic Skystrike to do severe damage against Gligar. The closest thing the core could actually do is use Toxic against it, and Moltres could easily roost off the damage to break the core. Moltres could also use the core as setup bait for Agility and clean late game if necessary. (Modest Nature was chosen because +2 Moltres already outspeeds everything viable in the RU tier.)

Calcs:

252+ SpA Moltres Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Bronzong: 134-158 (77 - 90.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Moltres Supersonic Skystrike (185 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Gligar: 306-361 (91.6 - 108%) -- 50% chance to OHKO

0 Atk Bronzong Gyro Ball (150 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Moltres: 42-50 (25.4 - 30.3%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
 
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kodokushi (Feraligatr) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Liquidation
- Superpower
- Aqua Jet

gatr easily sets up on either of the members of this core and shreds them both with +2 liquidation.
 

Ninetales @ Choice Specs
Ability: Drought
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Overheat
- Fire Blast
- Flamethrower
- Solar Beam

Click fire moves

252 SpA Choice Specs Ninetales Overheat vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Gligar in Sun: 330-388 (98.8 - 116.1%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Ninetales Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Gligar in Sun: 280-330 (83.8 - 98.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Choice Specs Ninetales Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Bronzong in Sun: 384-452 (113.6 - 133.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Ninetales Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Bronzong in Sun: 314-372 (92.8 - 110%) -- 56.3% chance to OHKO after Leftovers recovery
 
Bewear @ Normalium Z
Ability: Fluffy
Happiness: 0
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Double-Edge
- Superpower
- Shadow Claw
- Swords Dance

Neither of the mons of this core can really touch bewear, so any bewear set work, set SD on steelix and ko Mandi with z-move or just spam banded superpower.

+2 252 Atk Bewear Breakneck Blitz (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 160+ Def Mandibuzz: 453-534 (106.8 - 125.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Leftovers recovery
 

the darkest night (Feraligatr) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Liquidation
- Superpower
- Aqua Jet

he's back.

+2 252+ Atk Life Orb Sheer Force Feraligatr Liquidation vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mandibuzz: 426-503 (100.4 - 118.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 252+ Atk Life Orb Sheer Force Feraligatr Liquidation vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Steelix-Mega: 424-502 (119.7 - 141.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO

should mandi knock off its lo or steelix curse in its face, it has no problem boosting to +4 on either.

+1 36+ Atk Steelix-Mega Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Feraligatr: 220-261 (70.7 - 83.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
0 Atk Mandibuzz Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Feraligatr: 75-88 (24.1 - 28.2%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Stealth Rock
 

Moltres @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 248 HP / 44 Def / 216 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Toxic
- Roost
- Flamethrower

can enter on both on them (dislike knock off tho), put a sub and 2hko Steelix or Toxic Mandibuzz, both of them cant easily break the sub

0 Atk Mandibuzz Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 248 HP / 44 Def Moltres: 76-91 (19.8 - 23.7%) -- possible 5HKO
36+ Atk Steelix-Mega Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 248 HP / 44 Def Moltres: 92-108 (24 - 28.1%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery
0 SpA Moltres Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 220 SpD Steelix-Mega: 198-234 (55.9 - 66.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
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Rotom-Heat @ Firium Z
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Overheat
- Volt Switch
- Defog
- Will-O-Wisp

thanks to the firium z, it can easily swicth into this two and beat them with volt swicth, overheat z firium and wow

252 SpA Rotom-Heat Inferno Overdrive (195 BP) vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Mandibuzz: 286-337 (67.6 - 79.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Rotom-Heat Volt Switch vs. 248 HP / 0 SpD Mandibuzz: 206-246 (48.6 - 58.1%) -- 95.3% chance to 2HKO
252 SpA Rotom-Heat Overheat vs. 252 HP / 220 SpD Steelix-Mega: 308-366 (87 - 103.3%) -- 25% chance to OHKO
 

Ninetales @ Choice Specs
Ability: Drought
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Overheat
- Fire Blast
- Flamethrower
- Solar Beam

Fire types are good Roman I swear!

252 SpA Choice Specs Ninetales Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 220 SpD Steelix-Mega in Sun: 408-480 (115.2 - 135.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Ninetales Fire Blast vs. 248 HP / 4 SpD Mandibuzz in Sun: 306-361 (72.3 - 85.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
 

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cycle 11 - drapion and gardevoir!

Drapion @ Choice Band
Ability: Sniper
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Poison Jab
- Earthquake
- Pursuit

Gardevoir @ Choice Specs
Ability: Trace
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Moonblast
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball
- Healing Wish
 

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Escavalier @ Leftovers
Ability: Overcoat
EVs: 252 HP / 80 Atk / 160 SpD / 16 Spe
Careful Nature
- Swords Dance
- Megahorn
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

+1 80 Atk Escavalier Megahorn vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Drapion: 246-291 (87.5 - 103.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock

80 Atk Escavalier Megahorn vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Gardevoir: 252-297 (90.9 - 107.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
 
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