Project SV RU Victim of the Week: Week 12! Salamence!

Ming549

heat ran
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:salamence:VICTIM OF THE WEEK!!!:salamence:
Approved by Feliburn

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Hello friends! It is with great excitement that I welcome everyone back to SV RU's very own VICTIM OF THE WEEK!!! A lot has happened since the last time we were here. After not one, but TWO DLC apocalypses and all the fun tier shifts and suspect shenanigans that come with that, we are finally entering into a period of relative stability, aka shifts happening every three months instead of every one. With that being said, and with us not having to worry about our favorite mons being stolen by the higher tiers, (welcome back :barraskewda: we missed you, :tinkaton: and :donphan: we miss you too :(( come back home) now is the perfect time to get this project up and running again.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Victim of the Week format, here are some ground rules:
1. Every week a new Pokemon or "victim" will be posted
2. The community will have 5 days to post submissions for Checks/Counters to said Pokemon (Check out the linked article for more info about Checks/Counters)
3. The community will then have 2 days to vote for their favorite Check/Counter. There will be a winning Check AND a winning Counter
4. You cannot vote for your own submission
5. A Pokemon can be submitted multiple times as a Check/Counter as long as it uses a different Set/Spread, be able to argue for your set if needed
6. Reservations are allowed but are only valid for 24 hours

Submission Guidelines:
- Make sure that submissions are for Pokemon that are reasonably viable within the broader context of RU (you can check the very dope newly updated VR for reference)
- Discussion about Sets/Mons is encouraged but please be civil about it
- Calcs/Replays are nice but not required
- Provide an explanation for your Set, it doesn't need to be a 5 paragraph essay, but something with substance

If you have any other outstanding questions or concerns feel free to shoot me a DM or join RU discord and get help there!
Week​
Victim​
Winning Check​
Winning Counter​
1​
:basculegion-f:
:empoleon:
:wo-chien:
2​
:Cobalion:
:Moltres:
:Palossand:
3​
:moltres:
:raikou:
:salamence:
4​
:thundurus-therian:
:rhyperior:
:dragalge:
5​
:okidogi:
:zapdos-galar:
:Hippowdon:
6​
:slowbro:
:munkidori:
:wo-chien:
7​
:armarouge:
:entei:
:muk-alola:
8​
:zapdos-galar:
:thundurus:
:Hippowdon:
9​
:volcanion:
:basculegion-f:
:goodra:
10​
:Slither Wing:
:gengar:
:fezandipiti:
11​
:gengar:
:Zoroark-Hisui:
:muk-alola:

 
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Ming549

heat ran
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Basculegion-F (F) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Adaptability
Tera Type: Water
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Surf
- Shadow Ball
- Ice Beam
- Flip Turn

For our first victim we have Basculegion-F! Basculegion-F is one of the more threatening scarfers in the tier sporting powerful STABs, strong coverage in the form of Ice Beam, and access to Flip Turn allowing you to generate momentum. In addition to this, Basculegion-F’s natural Water/Ghost typing gives it the added utility of doubling as a water resist and a spinblocker. How will you answer one of RU’s premier water types?
Submissions end on Friday April 5th
 
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cyanize

Mantra Good I Casted So Many Spells U Idiot
is a Community Contributor
:bw/empoleon:
Empoleon @ Leftovers
Ability: Competitive
Tera Type: Ghost
EVs: 140 HP / 224 SpA / 144 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Grass Knot
- Roost
:bw/empoleon:

offensive empo is a v neat tool for bulky offense teams needing the solid bulk & resists of empoleon's steel typing while also taking advantage of its excellent coverage & power. serving as a solid check to basc, empos natural bulk affords it the ability 2 tank adapt shadow balls w relatively little investment, allowin for plenty of room 4 offensive investment; plus, unlike specially defensive sets that can only rly pivot out or sit & wait 4 competitive boosts in order 2 muscle thru bascs natural beefiness, offensive empo can immediately threaten it with grass knot 4 big damage.
given spread is faster than max speed enam-t (and anyt below, mainly conk) and the bulk ensures u always avoid the 2hko from scarf sball after rocks.
252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Shadow Ball vs. 144 HP / 0 SpD Empoleon: 146-172 (42.3 - 49.8%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
224+ SpA Empoleon Grass Knot (100 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Basculegion-F: 264-312 (69.2 - 81.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
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Check
:sv/crawdaunt:
Crawdaunt @ Choice Band
Ability: Adaptability
Tera Type: Water
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Careful Nature
- Knock Off
- Aqua Jet
- Crabhammer
- Switcheroo
Crawdaunt is a check to basculegion-f, as it can take any two hits from basc-f, even if it tera waters, and respond with a brutal knock off which ko's basc-f even if it terrastilises. The moveset is mostly standard crawdaunt stuff, though careful nature means it can always take those two hits as otherwise it can crumple to two tera water surfs. Switcheroo is mainly for funsies, as it can cripple basc-f's ability to outspeed things. Tera water is just so it can ko basc-f from 25% or lower. If basc hits it on the switch and then switches out though, crawdaunt can't really do much though.
Counter
:sv/milotic:
Milotic @ Leftovers
Ability: Competitive
Tera Type: Dark
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Recover
- Mirror Coat
- Scald
- Draining Kiss/Light Screen/Dragon Tail
Milotic is a counter to basculegion-f. It can tank any hit basc-f throws at it, even a shadow ball does 27.4% max. It can then either recover off the damage, use mirror coat to deal big damage to basc-f or get a scald off for some chip. The last move is mostly customisable. Draining kiss deals some good chip while keeping milotic healthy, light screen means basc-f deals negative damage, and dragon tail does some damage and forces basc-f out. Tera dark is incase shadow ball is looking a bit dangerous due to low health. Competitive was chosen in case shadow ball gets a special drop, which means milotic is now threatening good damage to basc-f.
 

HoopsspooH

ZARDOZ
is a Tiering Contributor
Counter:
:Empoleon: @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Competitive
Tera Type: Fairy
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Knock Off
- Surf
- Roost
SpDef Empo is an eternal check to Hersculegion, taking at maximum 33% from a Shadow Ball. This set focuses on punishing any pivoting that Herscu tries to attempt with RH, forcing 16% every time they try to make safer plays with Flip Turn. SR makes it even harder for Herscu to easily stay healthy throughout a match, as every switch in chips it for damage that it cannot heal, barring wish support. If they try to fish for SpDef drops thinking that you can’t punish them, you can hit them with a Knock and remove a very potent scarfed from the mix. This also helps with weakening other mons long term that Herscu might go to on Empo.
252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Empoleon: 104-124 (27.9 - 33.3%) -- 87.7% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
0- Atk Empoleon Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Basculegion-F: 158-186 (41.4 - 48.8%) -- 75% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock
0- Atk Empoleon Knock Off vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Basculegion-F: 106-126 (27.8 - 33%) -- 90.8% chance to 3HKO after Stealth Rock

Check:
:Regidrago: @ Loaded Dice
Ability: Dragon's Maw
Tera Type: Steel
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Scale Shot
- Earthquake
- Tera Blast
- Dragon Dance

Regidrago will always tank an Ice Beam from Herscu, threatening back a DD that allows you to outspeed them, or an immediate Scale Shot that has the same effect, but foregoes the potential attack boost. Loaded dice ensures the 4 hits needed to pick up the OHKO.

+1 252 Atk Dragon's Maw Regidrago Scale Shot (4 hits) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Basculegion-F: 436-520 (114.4 - 136.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Basculegion-F Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Regidrago: 284-336 (52.4 - 62.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 

j0nathan

formerly trainer_j0nathan
Counter:
:SV/magnezone:
Magnezone @ Assault Vest
Ability: Magnet Pull
Tera Type: Electric/Flying/Water
EVs: 212 HP / 252 SpA / 44 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Volt Switch
- Flash Cannon
- Mirror Coat
I've actually played like 2 games of RU in my life, but I really like these projects so here we are:
I looked at the VR thread and wanted to submit my least favourite legendary beast: Raikou. But this idiot can't even consistently OHKO Basculegion-F. This is probably why Raikou is at a staggering 1.544% usage here.(Even modest might not k.o and I didn't want to submit specs)

So I settled for an electric type that can actually OHKO a water type. AV Magnezone can take a few special hits and pivot in and out with Volt Switch. Flash Cannon is your Steel STAB and Mirror Coat can be useful. Tera Blast would also be an option for the 4th moveslot. Magnezone will take two hits and Thunderbolt is enough to defeat Bas-F.

252+ SpA Magnezone Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Basculegion-F: 408-482 (107 - 126.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Adaptability Tera Water Basculegion-F Surf vs. 212 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Magnezone: 135-160 (40.4 - 47.9%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Shadow Ball vs. 212 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Magnezone: 108-128 (32.3 - 38.3%) -- 97.2% chance to 3HKO
 
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DaRotomMachine

I COULD BE BANNED!
Volcanion as......... check?
Volcanion @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 HP
IVs: 0 Atk
Tera Type: Dark
Modest Nature
- Steam Eruption
- Flamethrower
- Sludge Bomb
- Tera Blast

Theoritcally Volcanion walls it, so if you get enough chip damage on Basc then you can Tera Dark and KO it.
 
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TsuShirogane

fwoowoowoo ting ting ting ting ting ting
is a Pre-Contributor
:sv/muk-alola:
Muk-Alola @ Leftovers
Ability: Poison Touch
Tera Type: Water
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Poison Jab
- Knock Off
- Drain Punch
- Shadow Sneak

It's your favorite colorful blob made out of mysterious substances (reuniclus fans dni). With the recent departure of 2 premier dark types, I think there is a strong case to be made here for Alolan Muk, with exceptional 105/100 special bulk, A-Muk serves as a lovely counter for Basculegion-F and other special psychic types that are running in the tier after the ban of the aforementioned dark types.

Its natural typing makes it resist Bascu's shadow ball, and the special bulk makes surf a 4HKO with leftovers!
  • 252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Muk-Alola: 53-63 (12.8 - 15.2%) -- possibly the worst move ever
  • 252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Surf vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Muk-Alola: 118-140 (28.5 - 33.8%) -- 97.6% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
And should you need, you have tera water to really eat this fish for dinner.
  • 252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Tera Water Muk-Alola: 106-126 (25.6 - 30.4%) -- 1.2% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
  • 252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Surf vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Tera Water Muk-Alola: 59-70 (14.2 - 16.9%) -- possible 9HKO after Leftovers recovery
Alolan Muk threatens a very strong knock off, chunking a majority of Bascu's health, followed up by priority in the form of shadow sneak to pick up the KO, allowing you to not take an extra hit.
  • 0 Atk Muk-Alola Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Basculegion-F: 308-366 (80.8 - 96%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
  • 0 Atk Muk-Alola Shadow Sneak vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Basculegion-F: 86-102 (22.5 - 26.7%) -- 19.3% chance to 4HKO
All of this with the ability to make progress on teams with knock off and poison touch, drain punch is there for longevity, and poison jab is a nice stab option with a 54% chance
to poison each time you click it!
 

TsuShirogane

fwoowoowoo ting ting ting ting ting ting
is a Pre-Contributor
Volcanion as......... counter?
Volcanion @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
Tera Type: Grass
Modest Nature
- Steam Eruption
- Flamethrower
- Sludge Bomb
- Tera Blast

Theoritcally Volcanion walls it, so if you get enough chip damage on Basc then you can Tera Grass and KO it.
252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Shadow Ball vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Volcanion: 158-188 (52.4 - 62.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Consdiering you get 2hko'd, it's just wrong to call this a counter, especially when it outspeeds you with scarf. You can't deal any meaningful damage without tera, so it's not really a check either unless you burn your tera, and a check that needs tera to win the interaction after taking 50% from shadow ball is just not a great one.
 
252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Shadow Ball vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Volcanion: 158-188 (52.4 - 62.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Consdiering you get 2hko'd, it's just wrong to call this a counter, especially when it outspeeds you with scarf. You can't deal any meaningful damage without tera, so it's not really a check either unless you burn your tera, and a check that needs tera to win the interaction after taking 50% from shadow ball is just not a great one.
Adding onto this DaRotomMachine , I'd say change the evs to 252 hp instead of 252 speed, change it to tera dark and then call it a check.
252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Volcanion: 160-190 (43.9 - 52.1%) -- 17.6% chance to 2HKO
252+ SpA Tera Dark Volcanion Tera Blast (80 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Basculegion-F: 362-428 (95 - 112.3%) -- 68.8% chance to OHKO
It has to get extremely lucky if you don't tera, and you have to tera in order to deal meaningful damage to it.
That allows the submission to stay active, while being a bit more correct. It isn't the best mon to check basc-f, so it is a bit iffy. Maybe assault vest volcanion would be better though.
 

FlamingoPokeman

I SHOULD BE BANNED
is a Tiering Contributor
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You guys are so boring, loading generic mons like :empoleon: and :muk-alola:... the TRUE answer to the :basculegion-f: set provided is below:

Lapras @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
Tera Type: Normal
EVs: 252 HP / 64 SpA / 192 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Freeze-Dry

Relevant Calcs:
252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 192+ SpD Lapras: 114-136 (24.5 - 29.3%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery
Basculegion-F Surf vs. Water Absorb Lapras: 0-0 (0 - 0%) -- possibly the worst move ever
252 SpA Basculegion-F Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 192+ SpD Lapras: 16-19 (3.4 - 4%) -- possibly the worst move ever
Basculegion-F Flip Turn vs. Water Absorb Lapras: 0-0 (0 - 0%) -- possibly the worst move ever
252 SpA Basculegion-F Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 192+ SpD Tera Normal Lapras: 65-77 (14 - 16.5%) -- possibly the worst move ever

64 SpA Lapras Freeze-Dry vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Basculegion-F: 180-212 (47.2 - 55.6%) -- 72.7% chance to 2HKO
(64 SpA Lapras Freeze-Dry vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Basculegion-F: 180-212 (47.2 - 55.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock)

Apparently the crooked RU Council doesn't rank Lapras (frauds, we should overthrow them), I guess I'll post a better set...

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Bellibolt @ Assault Vest
Ability: Electromorphosis
Tera Type: Water
EVs: 252 HP / 96 SpA / 160 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Parabolic Charge

Relevant Calcs:
252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 160+ SpD Assault Vest Bellibolt: 88-104 (20.8 - 24.6%) -- guaranteed 5HKO
252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Surf vs. 252 HP / 160+ SpD Assault Vest Bellibolt: 98-116 (23.2 - 27.4%) -- 65.4% chance to 4HKO
252 SpA Adaptability Tera Water Basculegion-F Surf vs. 252 HP / 160+ SpD Assault Vest Bellibolt in Rain: 164-196 (38.8 - 46.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 SpA Adaptability Tera Water Basculegion-F Surf vs. 252 HP / 160+ SpD Assault Vest Tera Water Bellibolt in Rain: 82-98 (19.4 - 23.2%) -- possible 5HKO

96 SpA Bellibolt Parabolic Charge vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Tera Water Basculegion-F: 200-236 (52.4 - 61.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
(Double it with Electromorphosis active and that's a guaranteed OHKO)

Brief Description:
Belli is that guy. I don't know what more I can say but this set switches comfortably into a Rain-boosted Tera Water Surf AND threatens to OHKO it back, unlike literally every mon posted above. Bellibolt also has the added benefit of just being cooler than the sets above.
 
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Seed Sower

But it failed!
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Brute Bonnet @ Leftovers
Adamant Nature
Tera Type: Water
Ability: Protosynthesis
EVs: 80 HP / 28 Atk / 252 SpD / 148 Spe
- Seed Bomb
- Sucker Punch
- Close Combat / Zen Headbutt
- Stun Spore

People tend to forget Brute Bonnet is fat as hell, particularly with defensive investment. Bonnet can switch in, eat any move from Legion and OHKO it back with its move of choice with minimal attack EVs. Since Basc isn't likely to stay in with Bonnet on the field, you can at least make progress on switch-ins using Stun Spore and open up opportunities for other team members. Tera Water is insurance in case you're running low on HP and want to neuter Ice Beam while retaining your water resistance.

Although it's not for Legion, the speed EVs are so you can outspeed any paralyzed mon up to max speed Cyclizar.

252 SpA Adaptability Tera Water Basculegion-F Surf vs. 80 HP / 252 SpD Brute Bonnet in Rain: 111-131 (28.9 - 34.2%) -- 99.7% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 SpA Basculegion-F Ice Beam vs. 80 HP / 252 SpD Brute Bonnet: 132-156 (34.4 - 40.7%) -- 52.9% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
28+ Atk Brute Bonnet Seed Bomb vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tera Water Basculegion-F: 338-398 (88.7 - 104.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
 
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:sv/Gardevoir:
Gardevoir @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Trace
Tera Type: Fairy
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Psychic
- Trick
- Healing Wish

You know her, you love her, and you may even start to hate her if she’s in on your cyclizar, it’s RU Queen Choice Scarf Gardevoir. This battle for RU’s next top models is HEAVILY in Gardevoir’s favor. She can’t switch in on Basculegion, but a great way to stop Basculegion from coming in and spamming stabs against your team is to make it scared shitless to come onto the field at all.

Any team with Basculegion NEEDS a sturdy Moonblast and Psychic switch in, because if they don’t, Gard will come in on your fish, trace ADAPTABILITY and start sinking Moonblasts from the 3 point line like prime Steph. God forbid it clicks Tera fairy, too.

252 SpA Adaptability Gardevoir Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Basculegion-F: 254-300 (66.6 - 78.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Not only does she dunk on scarf basculegion with adaptability, she can do it from the other side of the ball vs Specs Basculegion on rain by tracing swift swim and outspeeding even Barraskewda.

Counter
:sv/Wo-chien:
Wo-Chien @ Leftovers
Ability: Tablets of Ruin
Tera Type: Poison / Ghost
EVs: 252 HP / 176 Def / 76 SpD / 4 Spe
Impish Nature
- Knock Off
- Ruination / Foul Play
- Leech Seed
- Protect

Big Wo will always have a place in svru as a great mixed wall that forces progress with Knock Off and Leech seed, and it’s dual typing just happens to make it one of the sturdiest Basculegion checks in the meta game. Not only does it switch in on bascu’s stabs, but it also eats even a specs ice beam fairly well without hardly any investment

252 SpA Choice Specs Basculegion-F Ice Beam vs. 248 HP / 76 SpD Wo-Chien: 180-212 (48.2 - 56.8%) -- 36.3% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

that avoids a 2HKO after protect and lefties, and a specs bascu locked into ice beam isn’t threatening many well built teams. It will get worn down by flip turn+u-turn from Bascu’s teammates, but it can even stay in on weaker uturns from cyclizar and leech protect health back. Scarf bascu ice beam is an absolute joke and is doing about 1/3rd for a coverage move bascu really doesn’t want to lock into most times.
 
Check:

Hariyama @ Assault Vest
Ability: Thick Fat
Tera Type: Grass
EVs: 128 HP / 252 Atk / 120 SpD / 8 Spe
Careful Nature
- Close Combat
- Knock Off
- Bullet Punch
- Facade / Ice Punch

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The beast from the east, the Sumo King of the RU Ring, It's Hariyama!

:hariyama: is fat enough to eat a hit from Basculegion even under adaptability and threaten to remove it's choiced item with Knock Off. This essentially forces Basculegion out and allows a free hit off on any mon from your max atk Hariyama (Base 120 atk). Although :hariyama: cannot OHKO Bascu with any given move, it essentially shuts it down and removes it as a threat for the rest of your team if the opponent decides to stay in. Hariyama lives a hit after switch in against Tera Water (Several if you choose to tera grass) and can deal a massive chunk with CC.

252 SpA Adaptability Tera Water Basculegion-F Surf vs. 128 HP / 120+ SpD Assault Vest Hariyama: 142-169 (30.8 - 36.6%) -- 63.8% chance to 3HKO
252 SpA Adaptability Basculegion-F Surf vs. 128 HP / 120+ SpD Assault Vest Hariyama: 126-150 (27.3 - 32.5%) -- guaranteed 4HKO

Tera Grass allows :hariyama: to sit in against an opposing Basculegion longer term, with Thick Fat negating the weakness to ice. Scarf Basculegion is not a serious mon, and :hariyama: laughs in it's face with it's 7HKO.
252 SpA Choice Specs Basculegion-F Ice Beam vs. 128 HP / 120+ SpD Assault Vest Thick Fat Tera Grass Hariyama: 96-114 (20.8 - 24.7%) -- guaranteed 5HKO - TeraGrass V Ice Beam

Although :hariyama: has no recovery of it's own, it can be paired with wish-passers in order to enable it to stay in long term, constantly letting you set off nukes against opposing mons. Common PhysDef walls in RU such as Moltres and Forretress don't want switch in and risk losing an item or a big chunk of HP to a knock off/CC, and facade can also be used to counteract any possible twave/burn. Alternately, Ice Punch can be used to threaten Thunderus-T, another common mon paired with Basculegion. :hariyama: should not be used as a dedicated SpDef wall without support from teammates as attacks from flying types such as Noivern will destroy it if you predict incorrectly with a CC instead of ice-punch, however would work very well with a mon such as Jirachi as part of a larger core.
 

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:sv/amoonguss: :eject button:
Amoonguss @ Eject Button
Ability: Regenerator
Tera Type: Steel
EVs: 252 HP / 184 Def / 72 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Stun Spore
- Clear Smog

A bit different from the answers so far, eject button Amoonguss is a fun, low commitment option on offensive teams. This EV spread makes it take <50% from every move on scarf hersculegion, and then after you've scouted it out, you get a free switch into whatever you want while knowing what move it's locked into. And due to fun game mechanics, if they flip turn on your switch, then the eject button pops, they aren't switched out and they are still locked into a flaccid flip turn as you bring in banded gapdos or gardevoir. Amoonguss just also happens to be kind of decent on teams with breakers that like a free pivot, so you're not giving up nearly as much as running Wo-chien or Lapras.
 

Ming549

heat ran
is a Pre-Contributor
Hello friends, a week has come and gone, and we officially have our slate of Checks/Counters for our first Victim of the Week Basculegion-F! Below you will find the list of Checks/Counters as well as links to the original posters. As part of voting don't forget you're voting for 1 Check AND 1 Counter. Reminder for those who submitted sets, you are not allowed to vote for yourself. Best of luck to all those who submitted and thank you for making Week 1 of the revamped Victim of the Week a success!

Offensive :empoleon:from Cyanize
CB :Crawdaunt: from Heatranator
DD :regidrago: from HoopsspooH
Tera Dark :volcanion: from DaRotomMachine
Choice Scarf :gardevoir: from THE_CHUNGLER
AV :Hariyama: from PewPewYoureDead

Sp Def :Milotic: from Heatranator
Sp Def :Empoleon: from HoopsspooH
AV :Magnezone: from trainer_j0nathan
Sp Def :Muk-alola: from TsuShirogane
AV :Bellibolt:from FlamingoPokeman
Sp Def :Brute Bonnet: from Seed Sower
Mixed Defense :Wo-Chien: from THE_CHUNGLER
Eject Button :Amoonguss: from SneakyPlanner

DEADLINE FOR VOTING IS SUNDAY APRIL 7TH
 
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