Resource SS CAP Sample Teams

Welcome to the new edition of CAP Sample Teams, this time ran by me and the rest of the VR team. This thread will feature teams that showcase the most prevalent archetypes and playstyles of the current metagame, so that everybody can try them out. You can submit a team for this thread by posting it in here and we will consider it when making future updates. For even more teams, check out the post-CAPPL teamp dump!

Protect Equilibra Balance by dex :equilibra::zapdos::garchomp::weavile::tapu-lele::toxapex:

Birdspam Hyper Offense by D2TheW :ninetales-alola::venomicon-epilogue::cawmodore::kartana::tapu-fini::pyroak:

Melmetal Dragapult Spikes by spoo, edited by Baloor :dragapult::melmetal::arghonaut::saharaja::heatran::zapdos:

LeBron by Rabia :tyranitar::saharaja::slowbro::jumbao::melmetal::zapdos:

Venomicon Dragapult Balance by D2TheW :dragapult::venomicon::clefable::tyranitar::ferrothorn::landorus-therian:

Necrozma Spikes HO by Jordy:mew::bisharp::terrakion::necturna::necrozma::dragapult:
Terrakion Balance by Jordy:terrakion::clefable::hydreigon::equilibra::toxapex::tomohawk:
Chandelure Balance by quziel:chandelure::equilibra::toxapex::clefable::hydreigon::tomohawk:
Pajantom Bulky Offense by Jho:pajantom::clefable::jirachi::tomohawk::hydreigon::corviknight:
Urshifu Bulky Offense by quziel :equilibra::slowking::urshifu::zeraora::astrolotl::tomohawk:
Charizard Sun Offense by Mx :jumbao::charizard::venusaur::smokomodo::blissey::tomohawk:
Primarina Hyper Offense by quziel :excadrill::dragapult::bisharp::primarina::rillaboom::hawlucha:
Specs Dragapult Balance by Atha :jumbao::dragapult::toxapex::astrolotl::mandibuzz::equilibra:
Latios + Spectrier Bulky Offense by Jordy :latios::spectrier::hydreigon::clefable::equilibra::astrolotl:
Double Ghost Offense by quziel :dragapult::spectrier::tyranitar::equilibra::toxapex::rillaboom:
Life Orb Cinderace Sun Offense by quziel :torkoal::venusaur::cinderace::mandibuzz::magearna::garchomp:
Dracozolt Sand Balance by Lasen :tyranitar::excadrill::dracozolt::tomohawk::arghonaut::moltres:
Nasty Plot Tornadus-T Sand by Jordy :tornadus-therian::astrolotl::tyranitar::excadrill::slowking::tomohawk:
Tapu Koko + Cinderace Bulky Offense by Lasen :tapu koko::cinderace::ferrothorn::slowbro::hydreigon::tomohawk:
Ghost Spam Balance by Lasen :dragapult::pajantom::hippowdon::clefable::Mandibuzz::toxapex:
Hex Dragapult + Choice Band Rillaboom Bulky Offense :dragapult::tomohawk::slowking::equilibra::rillaboom::kerfluffle:
Calm Mind Clefable + Choice Scarf Landorus-T Bulky Offense by 2spoopy4u :clefable::heatran::slowking::landorus-therian::tornadus-therian::hydreigon:
Sword Dance Garchomp + Melmetal Bulky Offense by Rabia :garchomp::melmetal::jumbao::zapdos::tyranitar::toxapex:
Toxic Aegislash + Zeraora Bulky Offense by 2spoopy4u :slowking::equilibra::aegislash::zeraora::hydreigon::tomohawk:
Sword Dance Garchomp + Zeraora Bulky Offense by Lasen, quziel, and Rabia :garchomp::jumbao::slowking::heatran::mandibuzz::zeraora:
Cawmodore + Regieleki Hyper Offense by Rabia :regieleki::hawlucha::rillaboom::azumarill::landorus-therian::Cawmodore:
Choice Band Pajantom Bulky Offense by Rabia: :pajantom::ferrothorn::landorus-therian::weavile::tapu fini::zapdos:
Choice Specs Blacephalon Bulky Offense by Lasen and Rabia: :blacephalon::landorus-therian::corviknight::zeraora::jumbao::toxapex:
Sword Dance Weavile Balance by Rabia and spoo: :weavile::slowbro::scizor::landorus-therian::jumbao::zapdos:
Bulk Up Revenankh Bulky Offense by SHSP: :revenankh::tapu fini::hippowdon::tapu koko::tornadus-therian::corviknight:
Rocky Helmet Buzzwole Bulky Offense by SHSP: :buzzwole::heatran::slowking-galar::landorus-therian::jumbao::zapdos:
Aurora Veil Hyper Offense by Lasen and Rabia: :ninetales-alola::moltres-galar::zeraora::necturna::garchomp::cawmodore:
Calm Mind Slowking-Galar Balance by The Number Man: :slowking-galar::dragapult::melmetal::arghonaut::landorus-therian::clefable:
Choice Band Urshifu-Rapid Bulky Offense by Rabia: :urshifu-rapid-strike::slowking-galar::heatran::colossoil::tornadus-therian::jumbao:
Crucibelle Bulky Offense by spoo :dragapult::crucibelle::zapdos::tapu-fini::landorus-therian::ferrothorn:
Weavile + Venomicon-E Bulky Offense by spoo :weavile::venomicon-epilogue::landorus-therian::ferrothorn::rotom-wash::clefable:
Rotom-W Bulky Offense by SHSP :rotom-wash::tornadus-therian::garchomp::melmetal::astrolotl::tapu-lele:
Band Weavile Regenspam by D2TheW :weavile::buzzwole::astrolotl::tornadus-therian::slowking-galar::landorus-therian:
Tapu Lele Veil HO by SHSP :ninetales-alola::hawlucha::tapu-lele::volcarona::zeraora::moltres-galar:
Pajantom Ghostspam by dex :pajantom::blacephalon::landorus-therian::heatran::toxapex::tornadus-therian:
Substitute Venomicon-E by Rabia :venomicon-epilogue::landorus-therian::tapu-fini::ferrothorn::heatran::tornadus-therian:
 
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Yubellia

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Wanted to submit some samples since the current ones are a bit outdated:
:Tomohawk:
:Kerfluffle:
:Equilibra:
Dragapult + CB RIllaboom Bulky Offense

A quite well balanced bulky offense that synergizes the wallbreaking power of both Rillaboom and Kerfluffle to enable a potential end game cleanup with Dragapult. These pair quite well with eachother as they can bring in eachothers checks and pivot around them quite effortlessly to put the opponent at a disadvantage, with Kerfluffle bringing in Slowking, Galarian-Slowking, and Astrlotl which enables either Rilla or Pult to come in and force them out. The defensive backbone of the team is quite standard yes, but Slowking + Tomohawk work so well with eachother so its hard to pass up in the current meta. Of course this is finally paired with a Electric-check and the best hazard remover in the tier in Equilibra cause lol this mon is the best sponge ever. This backbone also provides delayed attacks in Future Sight and Doom Desire which dissuades potential checks to the team wallbreakers in Tomohawk, Clefable, and Tyranitar from coming in for free which is also greatly beneficial. The team does struggle against opposing setup sweepers like SD Garchomp and NP Tornadus-T (which most BO teams struggle with lets be real), but can still pivot around these threats and revenge kill them either with Kerfluffle or Dragapult, respectively.
 

dex

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Thought I might submit a sample that's been fun to play with.
:Tapu Fini::Zapdos::Equilibra::Clefable::Colossoil::Syclant:

It's a balance team based around breaking things that beat Tapu-Fini, then setting up and winning with it. Colossoil + Syclant has turned out to be a pretty solid physical breaking core. While Scarf Colo isn't a super common set, it actually performs quite well in pressuring/getting surprise kills on Dragapult, Pajantom, and Tapu Lele. Equilibra is on the team more for its ability to act as a wall than to set up Doom Desire. Tricky Barb Clef is used to further weaken Ferrothorn and Rillaboom, both of which like to stay in on it. The team does struggle a bit with Band Rillaboom, as if it gets in on the wrong mon, Wood Hammer pretty much collects a KO. Outside of that, the team has performed quite solidly in my experience with it so far. The team itself is fairly easy to pilot and could definitely serve as a good introduction to the differences between CAP and OU.

Editing the post to include another team
:Aurumoth::Victini::Landorus-Therian::Regieleki::Cawmodore::Necturna:
This is 3v3. Hyper offense in CAP is all over the place, and this team provides a fairly good look into the staples of HO in CAP. Final Gambit Aurumoth can be quite surprising to run into if you didn't know it got it, and it's honestly an amazing addition to HO. Otherwise, the team has all the standard staples of HO. The idea is that you force a 3v3 with rocks up, then use a combination of screens + sweeper of your choice to win. The team obviously has some issues, namely with Infiltrator Pult, but rocks makes the matchup much more manageable.
 
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If y'all are accepting new samples now, I'm really proud of this team. A modified version saw a win in CAPPL piloted by Maroon and I won with a slightly modified version in OU Seasonal. This is the final revision of the team:

https://pokepast.es/75f6e088516412c3

Pretty basic stuff with CM Koko as a late game wincon. The item is Magnet because it guarantees the OHKO at +1 on SpD Pex. The team also introduces new players to the menace that is Arghonaut.
 
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dex

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One more team that I think is deserving of samples:

https://pokepast.es/e74b198b63b4c89d

Necturna + Cawm HO

There should probably be an HO team somewhere in samples, and this team is as good as any. It is explicitly designed to punish the opponent for using Arghonaut as their standalone HO check. Substitute Hawlucha is an interesting tech to get around Arghonaut, as Acrobatics will 2HKO Argh and Argh cannot break its sub. Necturna is another sweeper Argh can do very little to, and Goltres heavily damages it. Necturna can also generally setup on Goltres checks like Tapu Koko, which is quite nice. The team does struggle somewhat with Zeraora, but it is not a totally lost matchup
 

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Syclant BO

:syclant::zapdos::revenankh::heatran::tapu-fini::saharaja:

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I've been having some pretty consistent results with this team so I thought I'd go ahead and submit it for a sample. Syclant was what I felt like building around; specifically the Never-Melt Ice set. This takes advantage of Pokemon that would want to switch in on phyiscal Ice-STAB and pivot out with U-turn or KO/heavily damage them with Earth Power on the next turn. Heatran and Toxapex are two that come to mind, as both cannot take Earth Power. Syclant also sets Spikes on Pokemon it threatens to further augment the wallbreaking potential of it and Revenankh (who blocks spin for this team) and Zapdos. Zapdos in particular takes care of Tapu Fini, Equilibria, and Arghonaut (you need to be wary of Knock Off, though), giving Syclant a much easier time. As mentioned before, Rev blocks Rapid Spin from Camel and Equilibria and is a wincon that appreciates Flying- and Fairy-types being pressured, as well as pressuring Ferrothorn for Syclant. Heatran is the rocker and checks the aforementioned Fairy-types like Clefable (CM is a somewhat bad matchup so you can always go something like Heavy Slam over Taunt to threaten it), and gives the team slightly more leeway vs Dragapult. Tapu Fini provides valuable speed control and weakens Steel-types for Scylant to take advantage of. Defog over Taunt is an option that gives the team more consistent hazard removal, as Camel as the sole form of hazard removal can be a bit awkward. Saharaja, the last member of the team, provides [secondary] hazard control, a Ground-type so I'm not vortexed on, and another wincon that appreciates Pokemon like Buzzwole and Equilibria being taken care of.
 

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Samples have been updated! There's a relatively small batch of only 5 right now, but you can expect to see some more as changes for Venomicon and Saharaja wrap up & we get closer to the start of the money tour next week. If you have a team you think is sample worthy, feel free to submit it here too.
 
:cyclohm: :blissey: :astrolotl: :toxapex: :slowking-galar: :equilibra:

Little late to the party but realized there was no stall sample. This team is designed to capitalize on astrolotl's natural longevity by virtue of regenerator, which allows it to set spikes more consistently over the course of a game than most, if not all, other mons with access to the move. Cyclohm fulfills the role of a cleric effectively due to its ability to soft check many physical attackers in the tier, such as arghonaut and kartana, while threatening paralysis or even a ko in the case of the latter. I had originally opted to use avalugg in this comp, but lacking both a ground and electric immunity proved too difficult to justify. Equilibra is the only option than can fulfill both defensive roles and provide hazard control, although it lacks recovery. This is why I chose to use wishtect blissey, as it allows libra more opportunities to spin through wishpass. This also notably gives glowking a safer entry into zapdos and other special attackers, taking the pressure off blissey to act as a pure special wall. While haze pex, doom desire, and status support are often enough to slow it down, swords dance weavile can often become quite threatening if given a chance to set up, as there is no direct counter to it. Fire fang garchomp is a also a major issue for this team if it can break past libra. However, this can be mitigated if libra is kept healthy because it can be pushed into 2hko range from earth power fairly easily with hazard support.
 
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Are there any good stratagem teams
Stratagem is fairly easy to build with; we considered a sample for it but decided against it. Stratagem is best paired with another meteor beam user, usually one of Nihilego or Celesteela, along with checks to its biggest counters: Arghonaut, Scarf Tapu Lele, and Dragapult
 
Stratagem is fairly easy to build with; we considered a sample for it but decided against it. Stratagem is best paired with another meteor beam user, usually one of Nihilego or Celesteela, along with checks to its biggest counters: Arghonaut, Scarf Tapu Lele, and Dragapult
Thank you very much! Team building isn’t really my strong shit so I’ll try my best to work with your tips.
 

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