Project SS UU Victim Of The Week v2- Week 53: Darmanitan (Submissions)


Kommo-o @ Leftovers
Ability: Bulletproof
EVs: 252 HP / 192 Def / 64 Spe
Impish Nature
- Body Press
- Earthquake
- Substitute
- Iron Defense

DESCRIPTION:
Going for the hat trick this week with Kommo-o. Krookodile has nothing even with Choice Band that can 2KO this set while Kommo has the capability to return a OHKO with Body Press without any set up. Because you set up your defense, you actually are able to reduce the damage taken over 3 turns instead of going for the first turn KO.

CALCULATIONS:
252 Atk Choice Band Krookodile Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 192+ Def Kommo-o: 147-174 (41.5 - 49.1%)
252 Atk Choice Band Krookodile Earthquake vs. +2 252 HP / 192+ Def Kommo-o: 75-88 (21.1 - 24.8%)

192+ Def Kommo-o Body Press vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Krookodile: 320-380 (96.6 - 114.8%) -- 81.3% chance to OHKO (guaranteed after Stealth Rock)
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If you choose to switch in T1, click Body Press T2 you're taking 83% - 98.2%.

If you choose to set up Iron Defense on T2 and KO T3 you actually come out with more HP, a guaranteed KO and +2 Def.
T1: 41.5 - 49.1%
T2: 21.1 - 24.8%
T3: 21.1 - 24.8%
Total: 83.7% - 98.7%
Total after 3 turns of Leftovers: 65.7% - 80.7%
 

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:ss/Zarude-Dada:
Zarude-Dada @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Leaf Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Power Whip
- Darkest Lariat
- U-turn
- Jungle Healing

Zarude checks krookodile by being able to come in with a free switch and KO it. It also can take advantage of krook being locked into earthquake or knock off.

With that out of the way, its time to vote! Down below are the checks and counters submitted for this week!
Checks
by montegom
by StarFalcon555
by Monky25
by HiddenPower23
by style.css
by D5405
by Yourwelcomethanku
by Magnum
by pokemonisfun
Counters
by avg
by HydreigonTheChild
by scorbunnys

Voting ends on September 2 at 11:59 PM PST. You must vote for 2 checks and 2 Counters this week! Remember you CANNOT vote for yourself.
My votes are..
Checks: Keldeo and Kommo-o
Counters: Buzzwole and Tangrowth
 

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Voting is up! Congrats to Monky25 for winning the week with the checks and HiddenPower23 for taking runner up. For the counters, HydreigonTheChild takes first and both avg and scorbunnys tale runner up together! All the submissions will be added to the hall of fame. Now, let’s introduce this week’s victim!
:ss/Mamoswine:
Mamoswine @ Life Orb
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Earthquake
- Ice Shard
- Knock Off

This week we have Mamoswine! Big Mamo has been making a comeback as a fearsome wallbreaker and revenge killer, threatening to break past even checks with some chip. It also has the benefit of being one of the best offensive checks to the broken thundurus. How will you answer this ferocious mammoth? Submissions are due September 7 at 11:59 PM GMT-7
 
:bw/gyarados:
Gyarados @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Power Whip
- Ice Fang

Gyarados is a solid check to Mamoswine, as it has 1 more Speed point than Mamo and can set up Dragon Dance and tank any hit from full, then OHKO it with a Waterfall or Power Whip.

252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Icicle Crash vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Gyarados: 242-286 (73.1 - 86.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+1 252 Atk Gyarados Waterfall vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mamoswine: 458-542 (126.8 - 150.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+1 252 Atk Gyarados Power Whip vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mamoswine: 458-542 (126.8 - 150.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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:ss/celesteela:
Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Flamethrower
- Leech Seed
- Protect

Celesteela is a counter to Big Mamo. Its typing and good bulk allows it to switch in on any of Big Mamo's attacks and then wear it down with a combination of Leech Seed and Heavy Slam.

252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Icicle Crash vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Celesteela: 192-227 (48.2 - 57%) -- 44.5% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Icicle Crash vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Celesteela: 192-227 (48.2 - 57%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery and Leech Seed recovery
252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Icicle Crash vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Celesteela: 192-227 (48.2 - 57%) -- 6.6% chance to 2HKO after Leech Seed recovery
0 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (80 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mamoswine: 210-248 (58.1 - 68.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
0 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (80 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mamoswine: 210-248 (58.1 - 68.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leech Seed damage
 
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Rotom-Wash @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 4 SpD / 248 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Defog
- Pain Split
- Volt Switch

DESCRIPTION:
Rotom-Wash can come in on any attack from Mamoswine with a resistance and immunity to both STABs and Knock Off, if they predict the switch to Rotom, can't 2KO. In return Rotom can outspeed and OHKO with Hydro Pump and later in the game recover HP with Pain Split while also being a great switch in for future Knock Offs in a game. This build is with nearly 0 Defense investment though other builds may use some which only increases Rotom's effectiveness as a counter to Mamoswine.
(EVs are to Volt Switch after other max speed Rotoms and split the remaining 8 EVs between both defenses)

CALCULATIONS:
0 SpA Rotom-Wash Hydro Pump vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Mamoswine: 372-438 (103 - 121.3%)

252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Rotom-Wash: 142-168 (46.7 - 55.2%)
252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Knock Off vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Rotom-Wash: 95-113 (31.2 - 37.1%)
252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Icicle Crash vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Rotom-Wash: 94-110 (30.9 - 36.1%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
 
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:ss/Buzzwole:

Buzzwole @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 152 Def / 104 Spe
Impish Nature
- Drain Punch
- Earthquake
- Toxic
- Roost

252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Icicle Crash vs. 252 HP / 152+ Def Buzzwole: 121-144 (28.9 - 34.4%) -- 4.4% chance to 3HKO

0 Atk Buzzwole Drain Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mamoswine: 258-306 (71.4 - 84.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Mamoswine can't break through Buzzwole with its best move Icicle Crash. Buzzwole can also use Roost to keep it healthy for other pokemon. Nominating as a Counter.
 
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:Sm/Mienshao:
Mienshao @ Life Orb
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Poison Jab/Stone edge
Can always revenge kill mamo with CC and can pivot with u-turn if the mamo switches out and can stay healthy during the game with Regenerator which helps in long term because mamo is taking all the recidual damage from stealth rocks and Life orb.
Mienshao cannot switch into mamos moves because of its frailness and the only real way to switch in shao into mamo is through predicting the knock from mamo. So i will submit Mienshao as a check.
 

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:ss/Keldeo:
Keldeo @ Choice Specs
Timid Nature
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Hydro Pump
- Secret Sword
- Icy Wind
- Flip Turn

Hopefully more people submit after this. Keldeo checks Mamoswine by outspeeding it, resisting ice shard, and killing it with Hydro Pump.
252 SpA Choice Specs Keldeo Hydro Pump vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Mamoswine: 804-948 (222.7 - 262.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Ice Shard vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Keldeo: 51-61 (15.7 - 18.8%) -- possible 6HKO
 

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:ss/Sneasel:
Sneasel @ Choice Band
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
IVs: 0 SpA
- Ice Shard
- Knock Off
- Triple Axel
- Low Kick

Sneasel is a check to Mamoswine, as it can eat an Ice Shard and OHKO back with Low Kick.
252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Ice Shard vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Sneasel: 75-90 (29.8 - 35.8%) -- 29.6% chance to 3HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Sneasel Low Kick (120 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mamoswine: 380-448 (105.2 - 124%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
Umbreon @ Leftovers
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Foul Play
- Wish
- Protect
- Toxic

Due to its inability to get flinch'ed, umbreon can serve as a counter as it can wish protect to never get 2hko'ed and stall out the 16 PP of earthquake. Even without leftovers umbreon takes no more than 47 which means it will always out heal with wish.

252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Umbreon: 157-187 (39.8 - 47.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Umbreon Foul Play vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mamoswine: 205-243 (56.7 - 67.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 

martinvtran

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:ss/lycanroc-dusk:

Lycanroc-Dusk @ Life Orb
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Stone Edge / Swords Dance
- Close Combat
- Crunch / Psychic Fangs
- Accelerock

Set Description:
Lycanroc-Dusk has established itself to be one of the most dangerous all-out attackers in the tier, with coverage moves to hit most of the main threats. Especially with Lycanroc's superior speed tier, it has the potential to sweep late-game and revenge kill set-up sweepers with Accelerock that you failed to knock out.

Lycanroc-Dusk is a check to Mamoswine because while it cannot switch into Mamoswine, it can OHKO with Close Combat after the switch in. However, you must reserve Lycanroc's HP to a high enough point that it does not get knocked out by the opposing Ice Shard.

Calculations:
252 Atk Life Orb Tough Claws Lycanroc-Dusk Close Combat vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mamoswine: 494-582 (136.8 - 161.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO.
 

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

Strong bunny can take an Icicle Crash and Earthquake if necessary and KOes Mamoswine after some minor chip. If they're Leftovers, you live Earthquake into Ice Shard always, if they're Life Orb, after the recoil Aqua Jet OHKOes. The main problem is that Earthquake into Ice Shard always KOes you if they're Life Orb.

252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Icicle Crash vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Azumarill: 120-140 (35.1 - 41%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ Atk Life Orb Mamoswine Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Azumarill: 281-331 (82.4 - 97%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Choice Band Huge Power Azumarill Aqua Jet vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mamoswine: 288-342 (79.7 - 94.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
 
:ss/Conkeldurr:

Reasoning:
Conkeldurr acts as a solid check to Mamoswine because, although it is slower, it can tank each and every hit Mamoswine can throw at it (even from Band variations) and kill it back while healing itself with Drain Punch. If Mamo is chipped enough, Conk can even finish it with Mach Punch and afford to take only the Ice Shard damage.


Defensive Calculations:

252+ Atk Choice Band Mamoswine Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Conkeldurr: 280-331 (79.7 - 94.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after burn damage
252+ Atk Choice Band Mamoswine Ice Shard vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Conkeldurr: 112-133 (31.9 - 37.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after burn damage

Offensive Calculations:

252+ Atk Guts Conkeldurr Drain Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mamoswine: 510-602 (141.2 - 166.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO (regaining 51% of health back)
252+ Atk Guts Conkeldurr Mach Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mamoswine: 272-324 (75.3 - 89.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 

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