Project SS UU Victim Of The Week v2–Week 19: Buzzwole (Voting)

reserving the man Haxorus as a check to thundy.
ya boy has 147 attack and rock slide, but folds to anything not named tbolt at +2. plus it’s p slow, but a choice scarf can fix that.

:bw/haxorus: @ :choice_scarf:
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Poison Jab

252 Atk Haxorus Outrage vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Thundurus-Therian: 288-340 (96.3 - 113.7%) -- 75% chance to OHKO

252 Atk Haxorus Rock Slide vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Thundurus-Therian: 240-284 (80.2 - 94.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 

Magnum

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Yoinking Gastrodon

:ss/Gastrodon-East:


Gastrodon-East @ Leftovers
Ability: Storm Drain
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Toxic
- Recover
- Earth Power

Thunderbolt? WACK. Focus Blast? WACK. No form of recovery so it eventually dies to toxic/scald? WACK. Gastrodon? TIGHT AS HELL

This thing has a 50% chance to get 4HKO’d by Focus Blast, to which you ask “who lands 4 Focus Blast in a row?” And I answer no one. You recover off the damage, and just toxic/scald it to death, ezpz
 
Mew @ Life Orb
Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 252 Atk / 108 SpD / 148 Spe
Careful Nature
- Smack Down
- Earthquake
- Drain Punch
- U-turn

This set may look weird, don't get me wrong, but I'll explain.

Life Orb - Earthquake OHKO

EV Spread - 148 SPD + careful nature ensures that Mew cannot be 2HKO'd by Thunderbolt

Smack Down + EQ - These two moves work hand in hand so that they can 2HKO thundy together.

252 Atk Life Orb Mew Smack Down vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Thundurus-Therian: 81-95 (27 - 31.7%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
252 Atk Life Orb Mew Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Thundurus-Therian: 317-374 (106 - 125%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Drain Punch / U-Turn - Filler moves for utility purposes.

According to the definition of a Check, this is a Check 100%.
Hey there iLiekMudkipz_ , glad to see a new participant make a submission. However, I will unfortunately have to ask you to change your submission. While this mew set is innovative, it is far too specific in dealing with thundurus to work as a submission. As seen in the OP, I do encourage innovation but this set is far too specific for mew to count it. This project sorta acts as a resource compendium for checks and counters to top threats as well as a fun game, and mew is not something one puts on a team to deal with thundurus. therefore, I have to disqualify this submission unless it is changed to an actual check to thundurus. However, you are in luck. There are still a few Pokemon that have not been taken yet that check thundurus, so you can change it to one of those. If you are having a hard time coming up with something, feel free to PM me and I can help you out.
 
The submission stage is up! Down below are the checks and counters for this week. Unfortunately Hitmonstars was unable to write up their submission in time- remember that you should reserve if you cannot complete it!
Checks
by TotomonGang
by Lolito
by UrAverageHuman
by Yourwelcomthank
by HydreigonTheChild
by BigFatMantis
by Sagdiyev V2
by Aqua∞Ring
Counters
by Flare219
by Monky25
by Codename Magnum

Voting ends March 14 at 11:59 PM PST. My votes are...
Checks: Nihilego and Lycanroc-D
Counters: Celebi and Gastrodon
 
Voting has concluded! Congrats to BigFatMantis for winning the week with TotomonGang as a close runner up with the checks. For the counters, Codename Magnum took first place while Monky25 comes up in a close second. Congrats all of you, your submissions will be added to the hall of fame. Now, lets take a look at this week's victim!
:ss/Lycanroc-Dusk:
Lycanroc-Dusk @ Life Orb
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Accelerock
- Psychic Fangs
- Crunch
- Close Combat

We have the murder dog himself, lycanroc! An underrated presence in the metagame, lycanroc is a powerful offensive threat that can hit nearly the entire meta super effectively With a great priority move in accelrock and a wide range of coverage for checks like celesteela, amoonguss, and aegislash, lycanroc is one difficult dog to answer. It even has a great matchup against a lot of the hyper offense running around on the ladder. How will you neuter this bad dog? Submissions are due May 18 at 11:59 PM PST.
 

Fusion Flare

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Sciz
:gs/scizor:
Scizor @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Bullet Punch
- Knock Off
- Superpower

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The Forgotten One
:ss/tangrowth:
Tangrowth @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Knock Off
- Earthquake

People have forgotten the Helmet Tangrowth, however it still is viable as it gives a knock off absorber and it completely nails Lycanroc, if it tries to brute force through Tang it will just kill itslef with LO recoil and helmet chip, to the point that you dont even need to worry about attacking them, meaning that you still beat them if they have something like amoonguss in the back, it is one of the hardest counters you can find.

CALCS
252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Tangrowth: 126-149 (31.1 - 36.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock
0 SpA Tangrowth Giga Drain vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Lycanroc-Dusk: 248-294 (85.2 - 101%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
 
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avg

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extremely fitting gif

Tapu Bulu @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 32 HP / 252 Atk / 224 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Horn Leech
- Close Combat
- Zen Headbutt

Scarf Bulu is a hard check to Lycanroc-D, as it can take any hit, and OHKO in return, while gaining the health back with Horn Leech. 32 HP EVs are to survive 2 Psychic Fangs.
252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Horn Leech vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Lycanroc-Dusk in Grassy Terrain: 500-590 (171.8 - 202.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO (50.5 - 50.5% recovered)
252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Psychic Fangs vs. 32 HP / 0 Def Tapu Bulu: 130-153 (44.9 - 52.9%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery
 
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water bunny

:ss/Azumarill:

Azumarill @ Choice Band
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Liquidation
- Play Rough
- Aqua Jet
- Knock Off

switch-in and aqua jet it. or double switch and aqua jet it. do whatever you want. but dont on psyfangs that can actually kill you thanks to accelerock

252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Psychic Fangs vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Azumarill: 177-208 (51.9 - 60.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Accelerock vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Azumarill: 125-148 (36.6 - 43.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
 
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:bw/starmie: SOLO STARMIE :bw/starmie:

Starmie @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 124 HP / 132 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Rapid Spin
- Recover
- Ice Beam
- Scald

I mean pretty self-explanatory right? Starmie is a pretty good check to lycanrock, comes in kills with scald and can even go the extra mile and recover off any accelrock damage, spin away hazards when its switching out or ice beam the grasses.
 
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:ss/krookodile: @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Knock Off
- Stone Edge
- Stealth Rock

Krookodile can come in on anything barring close combat and outspeed it the next turn and OHKO it with earthquake

252 Atk Krookodile Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Lycanroc-Dusk: 432-510 (148.4 - 175.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
-1 252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Accelerock vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Krookodile: 42-49 (12.6 - 14.8%) -- possible 7HKO
-1 252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Crunch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Krookodile: 55-65 (16.6 - 19.6%) -- possible 6HKO
 
:ss/Conkeldurr:
Conkeldurr @ Flame Orb
Ability: Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Mach Punch
- Close Combat
- Facade
- Knock Off

252+ Atk Guts Conkeldurr Mach Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Lycanroc-Dusk: 324-384 (111.3 - 131.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Get conked
 
jirachi nvm i looked at the damage calc
:Ss/gastrodon:
Gastrodon @ Leftovers
Level: 100
Relaxed Nature
Ability: Sticky Hold
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
- Scald
- Earth Power
- Toxic
- Recover

Is not 2hkod by any attack except CC with rocks 19% of the time and will easily OHKO lycanroc with minimal chip in return

252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Gastrodon: 188-222 (44.1 - 52.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Gastrodon: 188-222 (44.1 - 52.1%) -- 16% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
0 SpA Gastrodon Earth Power vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Lycanroc-Dusk: 254-302 (87.2 - 103.7%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO
 
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:ss/rhyperior:
Rhyperior @ Leftovers
Ability: Solid Rock
EVs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Heat Crash
Rhyp is a check to Lycanroc-D. While CC is a 2HKO, Rhyperior can switch into any other of Duskcanroc’s moves and proceed to destroy murder dog with EQ.

252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Solid Rock Rhyperior: 246-291 (56.6 - 67%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

16 Atk Rhyperior Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Lycanroc-Dusk: 414-488 (142.2 - 167.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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:ss/diggersby:
Diggersby @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Ice Punch

Diggerby's got U-turn, Knock Off, a STAB Earthquake, and is still fast enough to outspeed a maxed Ribombee. Can stomach a single hit from anything but Close Combat (though some sort of pivot or double switch is much preferred), then proceed to check Lycanroc with an Earthquake. Alternatively, Knock Off or U-turn may be used on a predicted switch to keep the matchup advantage.

Calcs:
252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Accelerock vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Diggersby: 64-75 (20.5 - 24.1%) -- guaranteed 5HKO
252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Psychic Fangs vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Diggersby: 182-214 (58.5 - 68.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Huge Power Diggersby Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Lycanroc-Dusk: 600-708 (206.1 - 243.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 

BigFatMantis

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:ss/Buzzwole:
Buzzwole @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 232 Def / 24 Spe
Impish Nature
- Toxic
- Roost
- Drain Punch
- Earthquake

Buzzwole is sort of like a counter imo to this Lycanroc, especially the defensive set. It tanks 2 Psychic Fangs hits even through Stealth Rock w/ leftovers. It then KOs it right back with Drain Punch, or it can toxic a switch, and also roost away damage.

252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Psychic Fangs vs. 252 HP / 232+ Def Buzzwole: 169-200 (40.4 - 47.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
0 Atk Buzzwole Drain Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Lycanroc-Dusk: 306-362 (105.1 - 124.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 

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