Inteleon was a pretty underratedly nasty dynamax abuser before the mechanic was banned thanks to its ability to boost Speed with Max Airstream while also boosting the power of its STAB thanks to Max Geyser providing rain. Even now, Specs is a pretty solid breaker thanks to its high power, Speed, and ability to ease prediction with U-turn, while dual screens sets have also been used a fair amount. I think its usage might die down some as the meta adapts to its presence, but it should still do well in offensive matchups.Looking at the early usage stats for UU Alpha, I wonder why these two (Inteleon and Duraludon) are being used THIS much and if they have a legitimate niche of some sort, or if they're just overhyped noobtraps.
| 13 | Inteleon | 8.872% |
| 19 | Duraludon | 7.420% |
Inteleon I can maybe see why beacuse of its good offenses and nice speed stat, but I'm curious about Duraludon.
Duraludon's been getting used as both an offensive rocker and general wallbreaker. I've seen lots of people get decent mileage out of sash sets with Rocks + Steel Beam, while Specs and Scarf are also pretty cool and non-sash Rocks + 3 attacks sets are also an option. It's a solid Pokemon but runs into issues as a Steel-type that doesn't really check fairies. Regardless I think it could be a solid presence as the meta settles more.