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Enamorus as a check

:Enamorus: (F) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Cute Charm
Tera Type: Fairy
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Earth Power
- Mystical Fire
- Healing Wish

Pretty self explanatory. It’s a check cause it can’t take a stone edge on the switch. Tera fairy moonblast ohkos zama and outspeeds thanks to choice scarf. It has a 75% chance to kill without tera so it can check it without tera if you’re a gambler
 
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:sv/houndstone:

Houndstone @ Leftovers / Rocky Helmet
Ability: Fluffy
Tera Type: Fairy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Body Press
- Will-O-Wisp
- Rest
- Night Shade / Roar / Yawn

Houndstone is a check. While having to rely on Rest for recovery means that it can be overwhelmed, Houndstone's bulk and Fluffy ensure that it will take a while -- even Stone Edge, which isn't affected by Fluffy, struggles to even 3HKO! While Houndstone can't threaten a KO in return unless Zamazenta has racked up more than a few Close Combat defense drops, it can burn it or attempt to phaze it out. Rocky Helmet also happens to synergize well with Fluffy, and tacks on even more chip damage.

:houndstone:
252+ Def Houndstone Body Press vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Zamazenta: 71-84 (21.8 - 25.8%) -- 2.4% chance to 4HKO
Houndstone Night Shade vs. 0 HP Zamazenta: 100-100 (30.7 - 30.7%) -- guaranteed 4HKO

:zamazenta:
252 Atk Choice Band Zamazenta Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Fluffy Tera Fairy Houndstone: 50-59 (14.3 - 16.9%) -- possible 6HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Zamazenta Crunch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Fluffy Houndstone: 90-106 (25.8 - 30.4%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Zamazenta Crunch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Fluffy Tera Fairy Houndstone: 22-26 (6.3 - 7.4%) -- possibly the worst move ever
252 Atk Choice Band Zamazenta Stone Edge vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Houndstone: 112-132 (32.1 - 37.9%) -- 94.9% chance to 3HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Zamazenta Psychic Fangs vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Fluffy Houndstone: 47-56 (13.5 - 16%) -- possible 7HKO
 
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Garchomp @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Rough Skin
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Tera Type: Poison
Jolly Nature
- Endure
- Earthquake
- Spikes
- Dragon Tail

You eat a hit, you eat another and then u endure, you can also tera poison to take the close combats better and rack up a lot of chip damage, it is a great check to it as u can stack hazards to chip it down easily
 
Y'all took the best checks and counters, so now I'm stuck with a worse one.

Check

:SV/Tornadus-Therian:
Tornadus-Therian (M) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Regenerator
Tera Type: Flying
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Hurricane
- U-turn
- Heat Wave
- Focus Blast

Yeah, that less-than-100% chance to OHKO blows. But at least you outspeed!

252+ SpA Tornadus-Therian Hurricane vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Zamazenta: 312-368 (96 - 113.2%) -- 75% chance to OHKO (guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock)
252+ SpA Tera Flying Tornadus-Therian Hurricane vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Tera Fighting Zamazenta: 416-492 (128 - 151.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
(252 Atk Choice Band Zamazenta Stone Edge vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Tornadus-Therian: 370-436 (123.7 - 145.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO)
(252 Atk Choice Band Tera Fighting Zamazenta Close Combat vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Tornadus-Therian: 221-261 (73.9 - 87.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO)
 
Check



Basculegion-Male @ Colbur Berry
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SpD/252 Spe
Adamant Nature
Tera-Type: Ghost
- Wave Crash
- Aqua Jet
- Tera Blast
- Psychic Fangs

Basculegion is a check because Rain absolutely must be up in order for it to outspeed and muscle past Zamazenta, but the fact that it can cleanly 2HKO Zama and survive any one hit in response (so long as the Colbur Berry is intact for Crunch) makes Legion a worthy consideration. Aqua Jet is for priority, Tera Blast provides an actual Ghost STAB when coupled with the respective Tera-Type, and Psychic Fangs allows Legion to break screens when need be. But let's be real, here; you're gonna click Wave Crash with your Legion 9 times out of 10, and you're gonna like it. Adamant is chosen over Jolly because you need the power more than you need the speed. Specifically, Adamant Crash guarantees the 2HKO on Zama whilst in the Rain, even with Dauntless Shield taken into account. Jolly Crash does not.

252+ Atk Basculegion Wave Crash vs. +1 0 HP / 0 Def Zamazenta in Rain: 172-204 (52.9 - 62.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Basculegion Wave Crash vs. +1 0 HP / 0 Def Zamazenta in Rain: 157-186 (48.3 - 57.2%) -- 91.8% chance to 2HKO

You should also be sure to keep Legion healthy for Zama, just to be safe. It takes 28% in total recoil damage after its 2HKO on Zama with Wave Crash; this effectively leaves it with 72% HP to take a hit with if you want Legion to keep going and make a full-fledged sweep. For reference, here are the damage calcs for the attacks Zama can use against Legion.

252 Atk Choice Band Zamazenta Crunch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Colbur Berry Basculegion: 175-207 (45.9 - 54.3%) -- 53.1% chance to 2HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Zamazenta Stone Edge vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Basculegion: 220-259 (57.7 - 67.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Zamazenta Psychic Fangs vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Basculegion: 187-220 (49 - 57.7%) -- 96.1% chance to 2HKO
 
Check
Slowking-Galar @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Regenerator
Tera Type: Poison
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Slack Off
- Chilly Reception
- Flamethrower
- Future Sight

My day one check to this doggo. ZaMIDzenta can't spam his main STAB with our boy Glowking around, so it will have to go for hard reads with Crunch. NGL, the damage output from that move is pretty high, but you are getting off continuous chip vs the doggo via Rocky Helmet and can pivot to something like Lando-T, Tusks, Iron Valiant or whatever on the follow-up Crunch. Tera Dark Crunch might be scary too, that can OHKO after rocks.

252 Atk Choice Band Zamazenta Crunch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Slowking-Galar: 206-244 (52.2 - 61.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Tera Dark Zamazenta Crunch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Slowking-Galar: 308-366 (78.1 - 92.8%) -- 31.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock

That stings. However, the point of Glowking isn't to be a hard counter, but to force ZaMIDzenta into a very uncomfortable position, where spamming its main STAB is hard due to Glowking consistently being around to eat its hit, deal solid chip damage to it w/ Rocky Helmet, and potentially setup future sight for another mon like Tusks, Kingambit etc. Even if Glowking dies, you are still arguably in a decent position, since you have switch advantage while the dog is locked into a weak, 80 BP move unstabbed move & has taken a few rounds of chip from RH, so you'll be in a prime position to switch your Tusks, valiant, Ting-Lu, etc. in and do whatever you want.
 
Thank you to everyone who participated. Everyone can vote for up to 2 checks and 1 counter

Checks

PhysDef :Landorus-Therian: by Exotic64
Will-O-Wisp PhysDef :Tauros-Paldea-Blaze: by Mugenman88
Choice Scarf :Enamorus: by Jonbot
Fluffy Will-O-Wisp :Houndstone: by InvisibleWater
Endure Rocky Helmet :Garchomp: by HydreigonTheChild
Choice Scarf :Tornadus-Therian: by Lectrys
Colbur Berry Swift Swim :Basculegion: by Admiral_Stalfos19
PhysDef Rocky Helmet :Slowking-Galar: by Magcargo

Counters

PhysDef Calm Mind :Hatterene: by Pando067
PhysDef :Scream Tail: by chuggachuggachooo
Tera Fairy PhysDef :Chesnaught: by Zora489

Voting ends on Sunday June 18th at 23:59 EST
 
Checks:
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Counter:
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Thought I already submitted my vote yesterday, but I guess I missed the very crucial step of actually pressing the button that lets me :/

Oh well, it's through now and that's the important thing
 
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BT89

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:sv/zamazenta:

The winners are...
Check - Choice Scarf :Enamorus: by Jonbot
Counter - PhysDef :Scream Tail: by chuggachuggachooo

Congratulations!

Week 16 - Calm Mind Enamorus

:sv/enamorus:
Enamorus @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Cute Charm
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
Tera Type: Fairy
Timid Nature
- Calm Mind
- Moonblast
- Earth Power
- Mystical Fire / Grass Knot

Calm Mind Enamorus is one of the most foreboding set-up sweepers in the tier thanks to its auspicious coverage and amazing Special Attack. This, in tandem with its good Speed tier that notably outspeeds threats such as Zapdos and Garchomp, make it very tricky for many teams to capably handle in the late game. Mystical Fire ensures that Enamorus can hit Pokemon like Corviknight and Amoonguss capably while Grass Knot obliterates Dondozo and Alomomola.

Submissions end on Saturday, June 24th!
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:sv/zamazenta:

The winners are...
Check - Choice Scarf :Enamorus: by Jonbot
Counter - PhysDef :Scream Tail: by chuggachuggachooo

Congratulations!

Week 16 - Calm Mind Enamorus

:sv/enamorus:
Enamorus @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Cute Charm
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
Tera Type: Fairy
Timid Nature
- Calm Mind
- Moonblast
- Earth Power
- Mystical Fire / Grass Knot

Calm Mind Enamorus is one of the most foreboding set-up sweepers in the tier thanks to its auspicious coverage and amazing Special Attack. This, in tandem with its good Speed tier that notably outspeeds threats such as Zapdos and Garchomp, make it very tricky for many teams to capably handle in the late game. Mystical Fire ensures that Enamorus can hit Pokemon like Corviknight and Amoonguss capably while Grass Knot obliterates Dondozo and Alomomola.

Submissions end on Saturday, June 24th!
Make sure to specify if you are submitting a check or a counter!
Dunno why my post got eaten, ah well.

Unaware Clodsire is a counter

Clodsire @ Leftovers
Ability: Unaware
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Tera Type: Water
Careful Nature
- Toxic / Poison Jab
- Stealth Rock / Poison Jab
- Recover
- Earthquake

252 SpA Enamorus Earth Power vs. 248 HP / 252+ SpD Clodsire: 146-174 (31.5 - 37.5%) -- 0.1% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery

0 Atk Clodsire Poison Jab vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Enamorus: 186-218 (64.3 - 75.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Enamorus needs hazards and crits to break past, while Clodsire can sit on it and set up hazards, 2HKO with Poison Jab, or PP stall it.
 
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Counter:
:sv/Goodra-hisui:
Goodra-Hisui @ Assault Vest
Level: 100
Modest Nature
Ability: Sap Sipper
EVs: 196 HP / 252 SpA / 60 Spe
- Draco Meteor
- Flash Cannon
- Fire Blast
- Earthquake

non boosted enamourous EP only 3hkoes goodra-h while flash canon ohkoes unboosted enamourous.

252 SpA Enamorus Earth Power vs. 196 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Goodra-Hisui: 96-114 (27.4 - 32.5%) -- guaranteed 4HKO

252+ SpA Goodra-Hisui Flash Cannon vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Enamorus: 306-362 (105.8 - 125.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO

If you switch in on the CM instead of the earth power. Goodra still eats up at least 2 hits, which is more than enough to 2hko a +1 spdef enamours.

+1 252 SpA Enamorus Earth Power vs. 196 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Goodra-Hisui: 142-168 (40.5 - 48%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

252+ SpA Goodra-Hisui Flash Cannon vs. +1 0 HP / 4 SpD Enamorus: 204-242 (70.5 - 83.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

So if you swap in on the first turn, no matter what enamourous does, it gets hard countered.
 
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Check

:SV/Gholdengo:
Gholdengo @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Good as Gold
Tera Type: Fighting
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Make It Rain
- Trick
- Focus Blast

While Gholdengo's specially defensive sets have dicier match-ups with Enamorus than Skeledirge thanks to not having Unaware, Gholdengo can actually viably use offensive sets that OHKO Enamorus through some hax (previous-gen) Heatran-style - check these calcs out that show that, for a check, at least Scarf Gholdengo can switch in once and outspeed and OHKO this Calm Mind Enamorus regardless of what Enamorus uses:

252 SpA Enamorus Earth Power vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Gholdengo: 218-258 (69.2 - 81.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Enamorus Mystical Fire vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Gholdengo: 182-216 (57.7 - 68.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Tera Fairy Enamorus Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Gholdengo: 115-136 (36.5 - 43.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
-1 252 SpA Gholdengo Make It Rain vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Enamorus: 320-378 (110.7 - 130.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Gholdengo Make It Rain vs. +1 0 HP / 4 SpD Enamorus: 320-378 (110.7 - 130.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Gholdengo Make It Rain vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Enamorus: 476-564 (164.7 - 195.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Now if Enamorus were Tera Ground or Tera Fire instead....
 

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I COULD BE BANNED!
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:sv/zamazenta:

The winners are...
Check - Choice Scarf :Enamorus: by Jonbot
Counter - PhysDef :Scream Tail: by chuggachuggachooo

Congratulations!

Week 16 - Calm Mind Enamorus

:sv/enamorus:
Enamorus @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Cute Charm
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
Tera Type: Fairy
Timid Nature
- Calm Mind
- Moonblast
- Earth Power
- Mystical Fire / Grass Knot

Calm Mind Enamorus is one of the most foreboding set-up sweepers in the tier thanks to its auspicious coverage and amazing Special Attack. This, in tandem with its good Speed tier that notably outspeeds threats such as Zapdos and Garchomp, make it very tricky for many teams to capably handle in the late game. Mystical Fire ensures that Enamorus can hit Pokemon like Corviknight and Amoonguss capably while Grass Knot obliterates Dondozo and Alomomola.

Submissions end on Saturday, June 24th!
Make sure to specify if you are submitting a check or a counter!
Specially defensive gh
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:sv/zamazenta:

The winners​
Sorry for being late! Voting is officially over.

:sv/zamazenta:

The winners are...
Check - Choice Scarf :Enamorus: by Jonbot
Counter - PhysDef :Scream Tail: by chuggachuggachooo

Congratulations!

Week 16 - Calm Mind Enamorus

:sv/enamorus:
Enamorus @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Cute Charm
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
Tera Type: Fairy
Timid Nature
- Calm Mind
- Moonblast
- Earth Power
- Mystical Fire / Grass Knot

Calm Mind Enamorus is one of the most foreboding set-up sweepers in the tier thanks to its auspicious coverage and amazing Special Attack. This, in tandem with its good Speed tier that notably outspeeds threats such as Zapdos and Garchomp, make it very tricky for many teams to capably handle in the late game. Mystical Fire ensures that Enamorus can hit Pokemon like Corviknight and Amoonguss capably while Grass Knot obliterates Dondozo and Alomomola.

Submissions end on Saturday, June 24th!
Make sure to specify if you are submitting a check or a counter!
Specially defensive gholdengo is a COUNTER to cm enamorus as it tanks its hits, has reliable recovery, can status, can hard switch on it, can tera to avoid tera kills, and ohkos enamorus on the hard switch 50% of the time if it gets to +1.

Greed (Gholdengo) @ Leftovers
Ability: Good as Gold
Tera Type: Water
EVs: 252 HP / 196 SpD / 60 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Make It Rain
- Recover
- Thunder Wave

252 SpA Enamorus Earth Power vs. 252 HP / 196+ SpD Gholdengo: 164-194 (43.3 - 51.3%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery

252 SpA Enamorus Mystical Fire vs. 252 HP / 196+ SpD Gholdengo: 136-162 (35.9 - 42.8%) -- 96.3% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery

+1 252 SpA Enamorus Earth Power vs. 252 HP / 196+ SpD Gholdengo: 244-288 (64.5 - 76.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

0 SpA Gholdengo Make It Rain vs. +1 0 HP / 4 SpD Enamorus: 266-314 (92 - 108.6%) -- 50% chance to OHKO

-1 0 SpA Gholdengo Make It Rain vs. +1 0 HP / 4 SpD Enamorus: 176-210 (60.8 - 72.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO (Watch out for this, but tera water beats this interaction)
 

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