Snatch My Builds - SMB's Snake Draft Team Dump

SMB

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Hi everyone! I'm SMB, or SableyeMyBae, and I'm one of the players who got the chance to participate in the latest edition of SSD. This was my first big team tour and I had been looking forward to prove myself on this new environment for a few months. Before going with the teams, I'd like to give a s/o to KyleCole for joining the team chat and giving awesome advice on how to prepare and how to deal with the pressure on this kind of tours, it really meant a lot :toast:





Stage 1 Phase 1 vs emiforbes (0-1)



Gengar-Mega @ Gengarite
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 104 HP / 4 Def / 148 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Bomb
- Shadow Ball
- Taunt
- Protect

Diancie @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 252 HP / 140 Atk / 116 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Diamond Storm
- Moonblast
- Trick Room
- Protect

Tapu Lele @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 60 Def / 76 SpA / 112 SpD / 8 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Moonblast
- Ally Switch
- Protect

Kommo-o @ Kommonium Z
Ability: Bulletproof
EVs: 88 HP / 168 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Clanging Scales
- Flamethrower
- Bulldoze
- Protect

Gyarados @ Choice Specs
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 72 HP / 252 SpA / 184 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Fire Blast
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt

Ferrothorn @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 76 Atk / 104 Def / 76 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Power Whip
- Gyro Ball
- Leech Seed
- Protect

Iirc for this game I 100% wanted to use bulldoze kommo-o + weakness policy diancie since i noticed emiforbes used substitute on many mons (sometimes even 3 mons on the same team) so kommo-o would make him think twice about setting up subs, and i could see a potential diancie late game sweep since he didn't use metagross or amoonguss a lot (he actually brought both to our game ;-;). Bulldoze on kommo-o triggers diancie's weakness policy while also providing more speed control. Specs gyarados might seem like an odd choice but i think it fits perfectly on this team since i needed a second switch in to metagross, a ground immunity, another rain check and that could deal with steel types.
This is the only time I used a team i didn't like, it went pretty well during test games but overall i didn't like it, and i felt like i wasn't going to win with this, which was what ended up happening ¯\_(ツ)_/¯




Stage 1 Phase 1 vs lunar (0-2)



Metagross-Mega @ Metagrossite
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 176 HP / 68 Atk / 12 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Iron Head
- Ice Punch
- Stomping Tantrum
- Protect

Tapu Fini @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 68 Def / 124 SpA / 68 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Muddy Water
- Calm Mind
- Protect

Zapdos @ Mago Berry
Ability: Static
EVs: 216 HP / 12 Def / 172 SpA / 20 SpD / 88 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Heat Wave
- Tailwind
- Detect

Landorus-Therian @ Yache Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 224 HP / 28 Def / 136 SpA / 120 Spe
Modest Nature
- Earth Power
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Stealth Rock

Hoopa-Unbound @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Magician
EVs: 160 Atk / 112 SpA / 236 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Hyperspace Fury
- Hyperspace Hole
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Gunk Shot

Kyurem-Black @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Focus Blast
- Ice Beam
- Fusion Bolt
- Protect

Honestly, I didn't know what to expect from lunar, i made a ton of team drafts (10 to be exact https://gyazo.com/26932c699ab9c1c61513e84538dad78f) and ended up using an old team frania and i built for winter ssnl and that i only used in dpl, i don't think there's much to say about this team, it's pretty standard and i lost the game turn 1 because of a horrible play, bop.




Stage 1 Phase 2 vs ezrael (1-2)



Charizard-Mega-Y @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 56 HP / 200 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Heat Wave
- Solar Beam
- Overheat
- Protect

Zygarde @ Choice Band
Ability: Aura Break
EVs: 64 HP / 236 Atk / 28 SpD / 180 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Thousand Arrows
- Stone Edge
- Dragon Tail
- Extreme Speed

Kartana @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 144 HP / 172 SpD / 192 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Tailwind
- Detect

Tapu Fini @ Mago Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 96 SpD / 32 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Icy Wind
- Nature's Madness
- Protect

Landorus-Therian @ Yache Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 224 HP / 28 Def / 76 SpA / 180 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Earth Power
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Defog
- Protect

Chansey @ Eviolite
Ability: Healer
EVs: 180 HP / 252 Def / 68 SpD / 8 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Icy Wind
- Psywave
- Soft-Boiled
- Stealth Rock

This one is easily my favourite team i built during snake, i really, really like how it works. Vs ezrael I was adamant about using zard y + band zygarde, I noticed he was using stax teams and i thought these 2 wallbreakers paired with many ways of speed control could easily break through most of his most recent teams. I tried many mons for the 6th slot (zeraora, p2, thundurus-therian) although one of the reasons i picked chansey was so i could have rocks on this team since i wanted to play that fini set and i needed defog somewhere so i used lando for this.




Stage 1 Phase 2 vs embcpt (1-3)



Metagross-Mega @ Metagrossite
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 176 HP / 68 Atk / 12 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Iron Head
- Zen Headbutt
- Stomping Tantrum
- Protect

Tapu Lele @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Moonblast
- Taunt
- Energy Ball

Milotic @ Icium Z
Ability: Competitive
EVs: 76 HP / 4 Def / 180 SpA / 248 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Recover
- Protect

Incineroar @ Figy Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 40 Atk / 16 Def / 116 SpD / 88 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Fake Out

Zygarde @ Mago Berry
Ability: Aura Break
EVs: 80 HP / 192 Atk / 48 SpD / 188 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Thousand Arrows
- Glare
- Dragon Dance
- Protect

Zapdos @ Psychic Seed
Ability: Static
EVs: 248 HP / 80 Def / 40 SpA / 72 SpD / 68 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Heat Wave
- Tailwind
- Roost

For this week I wanted to play offensive milotic, this icium set was something i came up with during summer ssnl and that i never got the chance to show and i thought it could get some unexpected kills vs slow lando, non scarf bulu or zapdos, which for what i could notice, were some mons embcpt seemed to like a lot. Energy ball lele might seem weird but this team is 6-0 by gastrodon and it was getting a decent amount of usage back then. I think I played ok this game so I wasn't mad at me after losing, embcpt played perfectly on this one.




Stage 2 Week 1 vs MajorBowman (2-3)



Manectric-Mega @ Manectite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 128 HP / 44 Def / 80 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Overheat
- Roar
- Protect

Tapu Fini @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 64 Def / 64 SpA / 96 SpD / 32 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Muddy Water
- Calm Mind
- Protect

Kyurem-Black @ Misty Seed
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 252 HP / 12 Atk / 32 Def / 20 SpA / 116 SpD / 76 Spe
Quiet Nature
- Ice Beam
- Roost
- Fusion Bolt
- Icy Wind

Landorus-Therian @ Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 112 HP / 144 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Stealth Rock

bow bow (Victini) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 252 HP / 40 SpD / 216 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Blue Flare
- Incinerate
- Glaciate
- Final Gambit

Kartana @ Mago Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 136 HP / 180 SpD / 192 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Substitute
- Protect

This team is based on a team stax used previously in snake, i just changed chansey for seed kyub (to have a more offensive pressure and something to hit zapdos), and some spreads and sets to improve some match ups that wasn't nice looking, like milo or full trick room (see; av final gambit victini)



Stage 2 Week 2 vs Biosci (3-3)



Gengar-Mega @ Gengarite
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 104 HP / 4 Def / 148 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Bomb
- Shadow Ball
- Substitute
- Protect

Incineroar @ Figy Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 40 Atk / 16 Def / 116 SpD / 88 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Fake Out

Landorus @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Earth Power
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Rock Slide
- U-turn

Tapu Fini @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 64 Def / 60 SpA / 68 SpD / 64 Spe
Bold Nature
- Muddy Water
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Protect

Kartana @ Mago Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 144 HP / 172 SpD / 192 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Tailwind
- Detect

Kyurem-Black @ Icium Z
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 204 Atk / 52 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Freeze Shock
- Fusion Bolt
- Ice Beam
- Protect

After building a gengar - kommo-o team where the best sixth mon i could find was manaphy, I decided to rebuild it with kyurem black and i came up with this, pretty standard team apart from scarf lando-i, that gives an extra check to manectric, gengar and zard and works amazing with my own mega gengar.



Stage 2 Week 3 vs lady lumps (4-3)



Lurantis @ Figy Berry
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 252 HP / 220 Atk / 8 Def / 28 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Leaf Blade
- Superpower
- Knock Off
- Protect

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Download
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 16 SpA / 152 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam
- Recover
- Trick Room

Tapu Fini @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 HP / 64 Def / 124 SpA / 68 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Muddy Water
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Protect

Incineroar @ Figy Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 240 HP / 20 Atk / 116 Def / 132 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Fake Out
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Flare Blitz

Necrozma @ Groundium Z
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 248 HP / 32 Def / 172 SpA / 56 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Photon Geyser
- Earth Power
- Trick Room
- Protect

Manectric-Mega @ Manectite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 128 HP / 44 Def / 80 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Overheat
- Snarl
- Protect

This game was really special to me since I've always looked up to stax as a player and, if we don't count week 1, this was the first time i could go positive in snake so i took this week really seriously. Milo was the first thing that came up to my mind to use vs him because he run double intimidate on most teams, although I changed my mind because he used chansey, manectric or zapdos a lot. Lurantis tho, seemed really good vs him and his mega/lando/incineroar/kartana/fini/chansey kind of teams so I built this semiroom to make a good use of it. Non min speed z earth power Necrozma is great here to lure incineroar or metagross and kill annoying mons like volcanion.



Stage 2 Week 4 vs embcpt (4-4)



Gengar-Mega @ Gengarite
Ability: Shadow Tag
EVs: 20 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 232 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Protect

Tapu Fini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Hydro Pump
- Nature's Madness
- Trick

Incineroar @ Figy Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 20 Atk / 16 Def / 132 SpD / 92 Spe
Careful Nature
- Fake Out
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Flare Blitz

Kartana @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 144 HP / 180 SpD / 184 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Sacred Sword
- Tailwind
- Detect

Zygarde @ Choice Band
Ability: Aura Break
EVs: 64 HP / 236 Atk / 28 SpD / 180 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Thousand Arrows
- Stone Edge
- Dragon Tail
- Extreme Speed

Zapdos @ Mago Berry
Ability: Static
EVs: 216 HP / 12 Def / 172 SpA / 20 SpD / 88 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Heat Wave
- Tailwind
- Detect

I didn't have a lot of time to build on this week, I just knew I wanted a team to play more aggressively than the last time I played vs him. I watched frania using these same 6 mons while laddering for dlt but on a balance team (cm fini, dd zygarde, etc) so I had this idea of rebuilt it to be an offense team that were balance looking, so i used modest mega gengar paired with double tailwind, volt switch zapdos, scarf fini, band zygarde... I really liked this team and I was playing fine, tbh I think I only made 1 misplay but it was huge and there was a mega gengar involved so it costed me the game.



Stage 2 Week 5 vs ezrael (5-4)



Camerupt-Mega @ Cameruptite
Ability: Solid Rock
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpA
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Heat Wave
- Earth Power
- Substitute
- Protect

Scrafty @ Figy Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 236 Atk / 20 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Fake Out
- Knock Off
- High Jump Kick
- Ice Punch

Meloetta @ Psychium Z
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Psychic
- Focus Blast
- Sing
- Trick Room

Tapu Bulu @ Figy Berry
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Wood Hammer
- Superpower
- Swords Dance
- Protect

Stakataka @ Shuca Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Lonely Nature
IVs: 15 Def / 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Stone Edge
- Trick Room
- Protect

Slowking @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 64 Def / 192 SpA
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 1 Spe
- Scald
- Psychic
- Belch
- Trick Room

Ezrael wasn't running proper trick room checks imo on the teams he was using so I decided to exploit that and play full trick room vs him, with some not really used mons and sets to catch him off guard. Meloetta was a mon i really liked to use on tr teams when marshadow was on the tier, i also think z tr + sleep move is one of the more threatening techs that tr teams have but i don't like to run double steel (bronzong + stakataka) because these kind of tr teams are really band zygarde weak. Also, meloetta can easily set up tr vs gengar so this is a mon I 100% wanted to use. Slowking set was something nido-rus suggested in dpl and i hadn't used since then, I thought it could work well here to lure bulu and do decent dmg to fini.



I feel like i didn't go too much in deep about the teambuilding aspect on the description of the teams but if you want to know why I chose a pokemon or a set feel free to pm either here or on discord.
I'm really happy about my performance on this tour and how things went overall, even if I think I could have had a better start and I regret about some plays and team choices, I managed to finish positive and have a 4-1 record on Stage 2 which is pretty important for me.
To finish, I'd like to say thank you again to my managers Chill Shadow and snaga for trusting in me and giving me the chance to play, you're an awesome manager duo and I really hope you do well in spl, Lycans por confiar en mí desde los tiempos de pandora n_n, and to all the people who helped me with test games Frania AuraRayquaza lady lumps miltankmilk Yuichii Akaru Kokuyo London13 Nido-Rus Yoda2798 Demantoid (sorry if i forgot someone ;-;)
 
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