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Quality Control Stealth Rock Mega Tyranitar [QC 2/3]

Jordy

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[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Pursuit
move 4: Fire Punch / Earthquake
item: Tyranitarite
ability: Sand Stream
nature: Adamant
evs: 132 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Stone Edge is important in order to pressure Defoggers such as Tornadus-T and Tapu Fini. Mega Tyranitar is a good Pursuit user, as it is capable of forcing out many prevalent Pokemon such as Tornadus-T, Heatran, and Mega Latias. Fire Punch is the preferred option to hit Steel-types such as Ferrothorn, Kartana, and Mega Scizor, while still hitting Magearna and Mega Mawile. Earthquake can be run instead if doing more damage to Heatran, Magearna, and Mega Mawile is desired, but it does make it significantly harder for Mega Tyranitar to deal with Ferrothorn, Kartana, and Mega Scizor. Another option that can be run over Fire Punch or Earthquake is Crunch, which makes it much easier for Mega Tyranitar to pressure bulky Psychic-types such as Reuniclus and Mega Latias, but it leaves Mega Tyranitar walled by Magearna and Mega Mawile. Ice Punch is also an option that can be run to punish Ground-types such as Landorus-T, Gliscor, and Garchomp. Lastly, Superpower can be run to hit Heatran, Kartana, and Ferrothorn super effectively, while still hitting Mega Mawile and Magearna for decent damage.

Set Details
========

124 Speed EVs let Mega Tyranitar outspeed uninvested Rotom-W, Tapu Bulu, and Mega Venusaur. 252 Attack EVs allow Mega Tyranitar to do as much damage to Pokemon such as Tornadus-T and Mega Latias with Pursuit, while also giving it the best chance to 2HKO Leftovers Magearna with Fire Punch. The rest of the EVs are dumped into HP to minimize the chance of being 2HKOed by Earthquake from Mega Latios after Stealth Rock damage before Tyranitar has mega evolved.

Usage Tips
========

With Mega Tyranitar, you should switch it into play proactively, especially in the early-game in order to set Stealth Rock and mega evolve. From there, you should primarily focus on pressuring common Defoggers such as Tornadus-T and Zapdos. It should also be switched in aggressively against Pokemon such as Tornadus-T, Heatran, and Mega Latias in order to Pursuit trap them, which can attain very key chip damage for teammates such as Kartana, Gliscor, and Tapu Lele. However, due to its lack of recovery options, Mega Tyranitar can be worn down quite easily by these Pokemon over the course of the match if they, especially if hazards are on the field, so be careful with letting it get worn down too quickly. When switching into Pokemon such as Heatran, you should also be wary of Lava Plume and Toxic, which can significantly cripple Mega Tyranitar.

Team Options
========

Mega Tyranitar fits best on bulky offensive and balance teams that appreciate its utility as a Stealth Rock setter, Pursuit trapper, and check to Pokemon like Tornadus-T, Heatran, and Mega Latias. Pokemon such as Kartana, Gliscor, and Rotom-W appreciate Mega Tyranitar's ability to Pursuit trap Pokemon like Tornadus-T and Mega Latias. Sand Rush Excadrill benefits greatly from Mega Tyranitar's ability to set sand, enabling it to outspeed the entire unboosted metagame, while also acting as a hazard remover. Because of how easily it can be worn down over the course of the match, it's important to have hazard removal support from Pokemon like Tornadus-T and Tapu Fini. Mega Tyranitar is relatively susceptible to Fairy-types such as Magearna, Mega Mawile, and Clefable, so checks to them such as Heatran, Toxapex, and Celesteela are very important. It also struggles against Ash-Greninja in particular, so checks like Toxapex, Gastrodon, and Tapu Fini are important.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Jordy, 395754]]
- Quality checked by: [[GMars, 273636], [Mellow, 423226], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
 
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GMars

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Explain what you'd run Crunch over (firefang/eq). Briefly mention the targets you need Edge to hit, even if it's just something like "capable of forcing out Torn-T Heatran etc as they fear Stone Edge" or that Stone Edge is a necessity to pressure common Defoggers

Explain your HP investment, why do you maximize Attack over maximizing HP. Mention other targets the speed investment gets you, like uninvested SpDef Bulu and Mega Venu

What teammates appreciate chip damage on heatran?

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[SET]
name: Stealth Rock
move 1: Stealth Rock
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Pursuit
move 4: Fire Punch / Earthquake
item: Tyranitarite
ability: Sand Stream
nature: Adamant
evs: 132 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

* Stone Edge is important in order to pressure Defoggers such as Tornadus-T and Tapu Fini.
* Mega Tyranitar is a good Pursuit user, as it is capable of forcing out many prevalent Pokemon such as Tornadus-T, Heatran, and Mega Latias.
* Fire Punch is the preferred option to hit Steel-types such as Ferrothorn, Kartana, and Mega Mawile.
* Earthquake can be run instead if doing more damage to Heatran, Magearna, and Mega Mawile is desired, but it does make it significantly harder for Mega Tyranitar to deal with Ferrothorn and Kartana.
* Another option that can be run over Fire Punch or Earthquake is Crunch, which makes it much easier for Mega Tyranitar to pressure bulky Psychic-types such as Reuniclus and Mega Latias, but it leaves Mega Tyranitar walled by Magearna and Mega Mawile.
* Ice Punch is also an option that can be run to punish Ground-types such as Landorus-T, Gliscor, and Garchomp.
* Lastly, Superpower can be run to hit Heatran, Kartana, and Ferrothorn super effectively while still hitting Magearna and Mega Mawile for solid damage.

Set Details
========

* 124 Speed EVs let Mega Tyrantiar :v4: outspeed Mega Venusaur, specially defensive Tapu Bulu, and uninvested Rotom-W.
* 252 Attack EVs allow Mega Tyranitar to do as much damage to Pokemon such as Tornadus-T and Mega Latias with Pursuit.
* The rest of the EVs are dumped into HP to minimize the chance of being 2HKOed by Earthquake from Mega Latios.

try make the last two lines more general, they make it seem like you only run atk for pursuit damage and hp for mega latios's earthquake (this part isn't even true, it's a 2% chance to 2hko with earthquake after rocks even with no hp evs) rn

Usage Tips
========

* With Mega Tyranitar, you should be aggressive, especially in the early-game to set Stealth Rock and mega evolve. elaborate
* From there, you should primarily focus on pressuring common Defoggers such as Tornadus-T and Zapdos.
* It should also be switched in aggressively against Pokemon such as Tornadus-T, Heatran, and Mega Latias in order to Pursuit trap them, which can attain very key chip damage for teammates such as Kartana and Gliscor. put a teammate that wants tran weakened here like lele or something
* However, due to its lack of recovery options, Mega Tyranitar can be worn down quite easily by these Pokemon over the course of the match if they, especially if hazards are on the field, so be careful with letting it get worn down too quickly.
* avoid burn and tox

Team Options
========

* Mega Tyranitar fits best on bulky offensive and balance teams that appreciate its utility as a Stealth Rock setter, Pursuit trapper, and check to Pokemon like Tornadus-T, Heatran, and Mega Latias.
* Pokemon such as Kartana, Gliscor, and Rotom-W appreciate Mega Tyranitar's ability to Pursuit trap Pokemon such as Tornadus-T and Mega Latias.
* Because of how easily it can be worn down over the course of the match, it's important to have hazard removal support from Pokemon like Tornadus-T and Tapu Fini.
* Mega Tyranitar is relatively susceptible to Fairy-types such as Magearna, Mega Mawile, and Clefable, so checks to them such as Heatran, Toxapex, and Celesteela are very important.
* It also struggles against Ash-Greninja in particular, so checks like Toxapex, Gastrodon, and Tapu Fini are important.
* Sand Rush Excadrill benefits greatly from Mega Tyranitar's ability to set sand, enabling it to outspeed the entire unboosted metagame.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Jordy, 395754]]
- Quality checked by: [[GMars, 273636], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
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Colonel M

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I'm just going to copy -> paste my notes from Pastebin.

- "Fire Punch is the preferred option to hit Steel-types such as Ferrothorn, Kartana, and Mega Mawile. Earthquake can be run instead if doing more damage to Heatran, Magearna, and Mega Mawile is desired, but it does make it significantly harder for Mega Tyranitar to deal with Ferrothorn and Kartana."

The statements aren't necessarily wrong, but the wording is awkward. Fire Punch is hitting Magearna for example. I think I would re-word it to something like this:

"Fire Punch is the preferred option to hit Steel-types not affected as significantly by Earthquake such as Ferrothorn, Kartana, and Mega Scizor while still hitting Mega Mawile and Magearna. Earthquake is a stronger option that covers Mega Mawile and Magearna while also being a more reliable attack versus Heatran."

Something like that. Doesn't have to be exact.

- "124 Speed EVs let Mega Tyranitar outspeed Tapu Bulu, Mega Venusaur, and uninvested Rotom-W."

Probably should mention all three of these would be uninvested (or minimal) since Tapu Bulu can be faster with more offensive sets. Mega Venusaur doesn't run Speed, but meh.

- "Sand Rush Excadrill benefits greatly from Mega Tyranitar's ability to set sand, enabling it to outspeed the entire unboosted metagame."

Honestly, Sand Rush Excadrill should be one of the first options listed since it can double as a Spinner (if necessary) or straight be an offensive sweeper. It's probably one of the best partners for Mega Tar, so it seems strange this one is listed so low.

I almost wonder if the set should be renamed Utility. While I know this game isn't clean because FMG played really bad (https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen7ou-460611), having something else like Seis lay rocks frees up Mega Tar to be more like an All-Out Attacker or more utility. Wouldn't think too much on it, but just a thought.
 

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