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Why heat wave over hurricane for Zapdos to touch buzzwole if i may ask ?
To nail Ferrothorn. It doesn't kill it in one shot but at least it would put it to the point where it cannot take any of Lele's stabs. Also, hurricane's accuracy makes me wanna rip my face off. Lele does have focus blast but we all know how reliable that is and I would rather not lose Garchomp's life orb as I try to weaken the durian
 

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To nail Ferrothorn. It doesn't kill it in one shot but at least it would put it to the point where it cannot take any of Lele's stabs. Also, hurricane's accuracy makes me wanna rip my face off. Lele does have focus blast but we all know how reliable that is and I would rather not lose Garchomp's life orb as I try to weaken the durian
Also Heat Wave is still dunking on Buzzwole, so I dunno why’d you ever go out of your way to choose a seriously inaccurate move for the sole purpose of decimating something you already beat anyway.
 
So this time we go a little bit slower, perhaps a taste of stall
:corviknight: :blissey: :toxapex: :tangrowth: :zapdos: :clefable:
Corviknight @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Substitute
- Bulk Up
- Brave Bird
- Roost

Blissey (F) @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic
- Soft-Boiled
- Shadow Ball

Toxapex @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Poison Jab
- Scald
- Toxic Spikes
- Recover

Tangrowth @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Relaxed Nature
- Sludge Bomb
- Giga Drain
- Toxic
- Stomping Tantrum

Zapdos @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Static
EVs: 248 HP / 216 Def / 24 SpD / 20 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Discharge
- Roost
- Defog
- Heat Wave

Clefable @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Trick
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Soft-Boiled

This team can be considered as semi-stall I guess, with Bulk Up Corviknight as the late-game cleaner. SpDef investment allow it to set up behind a Sub against Toxapex, Clefable, Choice-locked Slowbro/Slowking Galar(yes it happens quite a lot because they like to let them being tricked by Clefable). Another alternative choice is to run Iron Defense + Body Press but personally I prefer Brave Bird to hit everything.

Blissey + Toxapex + Tangrowth act as walls, to almost all offensive presence in the current meta barring Tapu Lele which is checked by Corviknight. Blissey is the rocker, which can 1v1 most defoggers right now(Moltres and Zapdos), Shadow Ball+Toxic covers Disable Spectrier(scout for it if you saw leftovers on them). Toxapex with Toxic Spikes to make Tapu Fini less threatening and Tangrowth punishes all those physical pivots with Rocky Helmet chip.

Zapdos is the defogger here, I've used this Zapdos spread for most of my team and I think it is the most splashable set for this role. It also act as a check for Kartana, Melmetal, Hawlucha and Rillaboom. Scarf Trick Clefable(one of my favourite all time set) is there to do its job, which includes: crippling setup Fairies such as Tapu Fini and Magearna, lock specific mons(trick) into one move and endgame with setup Corviknight, setup Calm Mind itself after tricking the Choice Scarf and clean the game.

Things to be wary about:
Electric types in general(especially physically offensive ones, named Zeraora) are pretty matchup reliant
Heatran, but they like to throw it away against Clefable so I didn't find much trouble with it
Calm Mind Fairies namely Tapu Fini, Tapu Lele, Clefable and Magearna are quite difficult to pull through, with an exception of Magearna because they just ignore Clefable(Trick them Choice Scarf and you can happily win with Corviknight)
A well-played Choice Band Rhyperior

Replays:
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1260085773-1jrhw262rspb5nabdaisjhkunr44ymkpw honorable mention to a SD Weavile team that losses to this
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1260088940-yc29rpynq2jau1x5oh91537vtgiehxhpw invalidates CM Sub Tapu Fini and the correct way to use Blissey against potential sweeper at Turn 28
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1260106898-y36apudbs326wo5y2sl1myxhy1eyrg5pw showcase of Toxic Spikes wearing down offensive mons and Corviknight as a legit Lele check
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1260118318-p0wz5dcondtcgo99eorptxhy8xice3zpw Rocky Helmet chip on these physical pivots and how Electric types can be a problem to this team
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1260531557-k1a82npldlqjf4bdl1qv73ixpj6sr7wpw disrespectful Magearna #1
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1260564113-kxt0qjam3ymhgu5bvaygjxga5cawi41pw Corviknight pp stalls Stored Power Magearna
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1260603831-dfvwfeu4nr9s2t358rtyu8cs7378yrepw Corviknight endgame
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1260613024-1f307coqu5jl1qvi1gi30yjcwp0aye9pw disrespectful Magearna #2
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1260623827-tqx8fh6ae3asypa0qcjyuc8em4jhyokpw disrespectful Magearna #3
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1260629555-uvxvficozbpnonf8r6bz5lts0hfoozapw play around with Disable Spectrier
 
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G-Moltres double scarf bo
https://pokepast.es/5d2fd188668c60ea

:moltres-galar: :zeraora: :clefable: :landorus-therian: :heatran: :gastrodon:

Wanted to build around chesto g-moltres in a more balanced team after trying it in a HO team by craing.
This set works very well against fatter teams, so I decided to pair it with something good vs offense like zera. trick+cm clef loves moltres-zera weakening stuff like ferro, pex, heatran, mag ecc, bulky scarf lando provides general utility while spdef heatran + rh storm drain gastro patch up some defensive weaknesses.
Team is pretty weak to kyub but still fun to use and somehow unconventional.
 
Hail heat!

:abomasnow: :arctozolt: :tapu lele: :accelgor: :regieleki: :urshifu:

Acrobatics Urshifu-R, Explosion Regieleki, and more! The purpose of the team is to set up an Arctozolt sweep. Only Buzzwole and Ferrothorn and certain ground types can avoid being beaten 2HKO'd by Arctozolt after a layer of spikes from Accelgor. Urshifu with Acrobatics treats both these pokemon like setup fodder, and Regieleki lures in ground types that stop you from mindlessly clicking Bolt Beak and explodes on them. Tapu Lele provides terrain support to stop priority from killing Arctozolt, and Abomasnow sets up hail and stops Rillaboom.

Too weak to Magearna to be viable, but it's so much fun to use.

Abomasnow @ Icy Rock
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Blizzard
- Wood Hammer
- Aurora Veil
- Ice Shard

Arctozolt @ Life Orb
Ability: Slush Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Bolt Beak
- Stomping Tantrum
- Icicle Spear
- Freeze-Dry

Tapu Lele @ Terrain Extender
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Focus Blast

Accelgor @ Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Spikes
- Bug Buzz
- Focus Blast
- Final Gambit

Regieleki @ Life Orb
Ability: Transistor
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Explosion
- Extreme Speed
- Volt Switch
- Thunderbolt

Urshifu-Rapid-Strike
Ability: Unseen Fist
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Acrobatics
- Bulk Up
- Surging Strikes
- Close Combat


Replay:
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen8ou-1261546081-dc4fdy2njs11flcx9mf2f86iyn7pktupw
 
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Two different versions of pretty much the same team:

:moltres: :Gastrodon-East: :Ferrothorn: :Obstagoon: :Clefable: :Spectrier:
https://pokepast.es/fd3cb230549bf580

:Zapdos: :Gastrodon-East: :Ferrothorn: :Obstagoon: :Clefable: :Spectrier:
https://pokepast.es/ee5711ecd6654d16

I am pretty low on Moltres lately due to how susceptible it is to knock off, hence the swap. I haven't really used the Zapdos version much lately, but I had a lot of success with the Moltres version.

Bird + Gastro + Ferro is a really good defensive core, as they cover each others weaknesses pretty well.

I used this team mostly pre Urshifu ban, so Clef was primarily just for Urshifu/rocks + wish support for goon.

Bird is primarily for kart/rillaboom + status spreading, although against Rillaboom I generally went to ferro first to scout for CB knock off.

Gastrodon in my experience is the most consistent Nidoking answer, the spread prevents 2HKO from earth power and the defensive investment is for something but I forgot. Heavy-duty boots over leftovers as I don't have a t-spike absorber. Gastrodon is great versus Cinderace too, as the only move that can 2HKO it is HJK, which would be a very dangerous play for an opponent to make with a Bird/Ghost type on my team. Also, obviously, gastrodon shuts down rain teams. Clear smog is for CM clef.

Ferro is for spikes/fini/etc.

Obstagoon + Spectrier have pretty great offensive synergy - breaking and crippling each other's checks. Obviously Goon on its own is a phenomenal answer to Spectrier as its only offensive counter and is a great breaker in its own right (even greater now with less competition from Urshifu).

Obstagoon is pretty flexible with its fourth move, and I have gotten success out of everything I have tried. I did find Close Combat to be the most consistent as it is great for t-tar. Bulk Up I haven't used much, but I can imagine it would be quite good against fatter teams. Obstruct lets you activate flame orb right away, allowing you to potentially lead with Goon which can be helpful for scouting sets and breaking with correct predictions. My favorite interaction with it was tricking a flame orb onto a corviknight as it switched in and then obstructing on its body press which meant i could 1v1 it. Its mostly a meme pick, but it has uses.

Spectrier set you could probably swap out mud slap for dark pulse, but dark pulse won me a game once so it is staying with me forever (killed an exploud with it, flinched a melmetal next turn for the 2HKO it and then swept).
 
Dropping some teams I've been using in high ladder. These teams don't have Shifu (I don't like using him cuz of how much PTSD i have from him in the builder), so they will all probably be better once shifu is gone since it frees up a slot. I will probably update these teams post-shifu.

:tapu lele::magearna::rillaboom::Moltres::buzzwole::swampert: - https://pokepast.es/0771baaf6ac4d275 Specs Lele + Banded Rillaboom both hit really hard and are almost unwalled. The checks they share such as Ferrothorn and Corviknight are weakened for each other throughout the match. T-bolt on Lele to lure Corviknight for Rillaboom. Magearna is dual dance w/ ID taking advantage of grassy terrain or it can use psychic terrain to eliminate threats after 1 CM

:kartana::magearna::rillaboom::toxapex::mandibuzz::swampert: - https://pokepast.es/f84bef75ef611bc3 My take on Kartana+Rillaboom grassy terrain. SD Rillaboom w/ terrain extender is kinda of a nasty set if you set up at the right moment u can take ur time with priority grassy glide. Timid Kartana set from gen 7 is also used here cuz its fun and takes offensive teams by surprise. WP dualdance magearna to bait eq under terrain and sweep.

:dragapult::nidoking::clefable::slowbro::mandibuzz::swampert: - https://pokepast.es/102203c9bb88ef24 Sub+DD Dragapult is a big threat and takes teams by surprise, although It's walled by Blissey + Fairy type but Nidoking packing that Superpower to lure in and 2hko blissey. U-turn/Flip Turn + Teleport to give Nidoking multiple chances to come in safely for breaking. Also Unaware CM Clef cuz fuck HO.

:spectrier::slowbro::jirachi::hydreigon::buzzwole::hippowdon: - https://pokepast.es/73cbecb0baf1687c - This is the team I've been using the most recently. SubCM Spectrier + SubCM Jirachi have great synergy and cripple each other's checks. Slowbro has body press instead of F-sight to weaken Ferrothorn, Kyurem, and Blissey. Buzzwole is fast af to lure Heatran and KO w/ EQ (Close Combat also does 90% min in case of grassy terrain). Disclaimer that this team is hard to use tbh, so I recommend reading the post I made here if you want to see replays and to learn more about SubCM Jirachi and what it intends to do. Again this team isn't really built super solidly, but it's really fun and surprising. Also broken spectrier go weewee
Hello everyone as promised I updated these teams after shifu got banned. S/o to the people who PM'd me or dropped by and said they enjoyed the teams :D.

:tapu lele::magearna::rillaboom::slowking-galar::mandibuzz::swampert: - https://pokepast.es/13b0872b165fa737 As good as moltres was I felt that It was slowly getting worse and people know how to play around it, so I dropped it alongside Buzzwole. Slowking-galar and Mandibuzz patch up the team's weakness to things like Magearna and Spectrier that are way more common now. I made Magearna grassy seed + shift gear, as the team needed more speed control in the new more offensive meta, while still having sweeping potential without screens. Also put Moonblast back Lele as Corviknight is less common

:dragapult::nidoking::clefable::slowbro::mandibuzz::swampert: - https://pokepast.es/102203c9bb88ef24 Actually this team was doing quite well on its own without any changes despite the meta changing.

:spectrier::slowbro::jirachi::hydreigon::scizor::hippowdon: - https://pokepast.es/2e1ef8dc91a603d3 I'm actually quite happy with how the team turned out with this change. The team was staggeringly weak to specs magearna and subroost kyurem, and luckily, defensive Scizor deals with both of these while still being able to counter grassy types such as Rillaboom and Kartana, although a little bit more shaky. The team is still somewhat weak to stall but is still exceptionally fun and has tools to win any matchups.

I will be posting more often with different teams in the future as well :D
 
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Hello everyone as promised I updated these teams after shifu got banned. S/o to the people who PM'd me or dropped by and said they enjoyed the teams :D.

:tapu lele::magearna::rillaboom::slowking-galar::mandibuzz::swampert: - https://pokepast.es/13b0872b165fa737 As good as moltres was I felt that It was slowly getting worse and people know how to play around it, so I dropped it alongside Buzzwole. Slowking-galar and Mandibuzz patch up the team's weakness to things like Magearna and Spectrier that are way more common now. I made Magearna grassy seed + shift gear, as the team needed more speed control in the new more offensive meta, while still having sweeping potential without screens. Also put Moonblast back Lele as Corviknight is less common

:dragapult::nidoking::clefable::slowbro::mandibuzz::swampert: - https://pokepast.es/102203c9bb88ef24 Actually this team was doing quite well on its own without any changes despite the meta changing.

:spectrier::slowbro::jirachi::hydreigon::scizor::hippowdon: - https://pokepast.es/bdba6640e4a32061 I'm actually quite happy with how the team turned out with this change. The team was staggeringly weak to specs magearna and subroost kyurem, and luckily, defensive Scizor deals with both of these while still being able to counter grassy types such as Rillaboom and Kartana, although a little bit more shaky. The team is still somewhat weak to stall but is still exceptionally fun and has tools to win any matchups.

I will be posting more often with different teams in the future as well :D
Could you explain why you opted for Swarm over Technician on Scizor?
 

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Pyro Ball your way through feat. Ninetales and Hawlucha

:tapu koko: :landorus-therian: :ninetales: :magearna: :cinderace: :hawlucha:
Tapu Koko @ Light Clay
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Light Screen
- Reflect
- U-turn
- Taunt

Landorus-Therian (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Explosion
- Stealth Rock
- Rock Tomb

Ninetales @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Drought
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Nasty Plot
- Flamethrower
- Energy Ball
- Scorching Sands

Magearna @ Life Orb
Ability: Soul-Heart
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Shift Gear
- Calm Mind
- Stored Power
- Aura Sphere

Cinderace @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Libero
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Bulk Up
- Pyro Ball
- Zen Headbutt
- Sucker Punch

Hawlucha @ Electric Seed
Ability: Unburden
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Acrobatics
- Close Combat
- Taunt

description:
this team is built around ninetales + cinderace as drought- and bulk up-boosted pyro balls will hit anything like a truck, which doesn't resist fire-attacks well. tapu koko and landorus-t are the supporters of the team and tapu koko sets the screens whereas lando-t sets up stealth rocks to support the team and is a nice anti-measure vs defoggers and most stealth rockers alike. ninetales has heavy-duty boots and flamethrower + energy ball in its arsenal, its last move is scorching sands to hit heatran as heatran will act like a roadblock otherwise, scorching sands also hits toxapex for a good damage. magearna is shift gear + calm mind with stored power and aura sphere, aura sphere hits heatran, ferrothon, and melmetal. cinderace has bulk up + 3 attacks with sucker punch as its priority to pick off faster threats when chipped beforehand. last but not least: hawlucha as hawlucha is a great unburden-sweeper with electric seed and its great dual-stab in acrobatics and close combat. taunt is to disrupt toxapex and slowbros recover and slack off respectively.

however this team has its obvious flaws, but it is fun to mess around with on the ladder and ninetales can actually hit most of the OU-tier for at least neutral damage with its great coverage-options in energy ball and scorching sands. also the former doesn't get disrupted by opposing weather and the latter has a burn chance.

closing words:
dual-screen tapu koko in combination with magearna and hawlucha is a threatening core and after they are boosted there aren't many pokemon which can stop them. cinderace is a great fit on hyper offense as it is naturally fast and act as a forme of speed control and pyro ball boosted by drought is a hard hitting move and not many pokemon can check that.

have fun trying this team out and have a great day everyone!
 

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