Resource The USUM UU Teambuilding Compendium

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This thread exists in order to give new users or users looking to get into UU a way to know, at a glance, what Pokemon do in the metagame. We do this in two parts: the Role Compendium and the Checks Compendium. At the start of each section of the Teambuilding Compendium, there will be a short explanation of how they work, in order to minimize confusion. This resource should help greatly with the teambuilding process, and we hope you enjoy the information provided within. If you have any points you'd like to make about either compendium, please don't hesitate to make a well-informed and thorough post in the thread. :psyglad:

The USUM UU Role Compendium
The USUM UU Role Compendium categorizes Pokemon based on simple roles that teams may desire to fill. Each Pokemon listed can effectively perform the role in question in some manner. Specification is provided when necessary. If you desire a Pokemon to be listed in a section where it currently is not listed, please post in this thread with clear and thorough reasoning as to why you believe it should be added, and the Teambuilding Compendium team will process your request as soon as we can. All Pokemon listed in the USUM UU Role Compendium are in the UU Viability Rankings, so please do not request a Pokemon that is not currently ranked to be added. If you wish to argue the viability of an unranked Pokemon or about the viability of a Pokemon in general, please post there instead.

The Pokemon in the Role Compendium are ordered alphabetically. If you wish to see the relative viabilities of these Pokemon, check the UU Viability Rankings thread linked above!

Spikes:

Stealth Rock (Offensive):
(used with Sandslash-Alola)

Stealth Rock (Defensive):

Sticky Web:

Toxic Spikes:


Defog (Offensive):

Defog (Defensive):

Rapid Spin:
(used with Aurorus)


Spinblockers:

Defiant users:


(used with Sandslash-Alola)




Heal Bell/Aromatherapy:

Healing Wish/Lunar Dance:

Wish:


Physical Walls:

Special Walls:

Mixed Walls:


Physical:

Special:

Mixed:


Taunt-based Stallbreakers:

Setup-based Stallbreakers:

All-out Attacking Stallbreakers:

Trapping-based Stallbreakers:


Note: Just because a Pokemon is listed as a stallbreaker does not mean that you can 6-0 every stall team with it; all stallbreakers require support to do their job effectively, and all stallbreakers require careful play and, in some cases, specific sets in order to prevent stall from performing one of its vital functions. You cannot simply slap on a stallbreaker and assume that you are 100% A-ok versus stall.


Agility/Rock Polish:

Belly Drum:

Bulk Up:

Calm Mind:

Curse:

Dragon Dance:

Hone Claws:

Nasty Plot:

Shell Smash:

Speed Boost:

Swords Dance:

Work Up:


Clear Smog:

Haze:

Roar:

Unaware:

Whirlwind:


Aurora Veil:
+

Dual Screens:

Memento:


Block:

Magnet Pull:

Pursuit:


Parting Shot:

U-turn:

Volt Switch:


Sleep Powder:

Spore:

Thunder Wave:

Toxic:

Will-O-Wisp:


Choice Band:

Choice Scarf:

Choice Specs:


Aqua Jet:

Bullet Punch:

Extreme Speed:

Gale Wings:

Ice Shard:

Mach Punch:

Prankster:

Quick Attack:

Shadow Sneak:

Sucker Punch:

Vacuum Wave:




Setters:

Abusers:


Ground-type Immunities:


Ghost-type Checks:
(with Earthquake)


Flying-type Checks:


Fighting-type Checks:


Bulky Water-type Checks:


Electric-type Immunities:


Buginium Z:
(U-turn)
(Bug Buzz)


Darkinium Z:
(Sucker Punch)


Dragonium Z:
(Draco Meteor)
(Outrage)
(Clanging Scales)


Electrium Z:
(Plasma Fists)
(Thunderbolt/Thunder)
(Thunder Punch)


Fightinium Z:
(Aura Sphere)
(Focus Blast)
(Close Combat)
(Superpower)


Firium Z:
(Flare Blitz)
(Overheat)
(Fire Blast)


Flyinium Z:
(Bounce)
(Brave Bird)
(Hurricane)


Ghostium Z/Decidium Z:
(Shadow Ball)
(Spirit Shackle)


Grassium Z:
(Leaf Storm),
(Solar Beam)


Groundium Z:
(Earthquake)
(Earth Power)


Icium Z:
(Ice Punch)
(Haze)


Normalium Z:
(Hyper Beam)
(Double-Edge)
(Heal Bell)


Poisonium Z:
(Belch)
(Sludge Wave)
(Gunk Shot)


Psychium Z:
(Psychic)
(Psychic/Psyshock)
(
Photon Geyser)


Rockium Z:
(Stone Edge)


Steelium Z:
(Iron Head)
(Iron Tail)
(Meteor Mash)


Waterium Z:
(Hydro Pump)
(Scald)
(Crabhammer)
 
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USUM UU Checks Compendium

Welcome to the UU Checks Compendium! Here, we'll look at each individual UU threat residing anywhere between the S and B- ranks of the current UU Viability Ranking Thread. The checks are ordered alphabetically, with the more niche Pokemon (C+ and below on the VRs) being placed at the end, after a |. The goal is to determine which specific Pokemon that are viable in UU can be used to check each of these threats to varying extents. Each Pokemon capable of checking a listed UU threat will be put into one of three categories depending on how well they can check the aforementioned threat. The three different categories are as follows:

Soft Check - a soft check is often a Pokemon capable of revenge killing the Pokemon it's aiming to check, meaning that it is often more of an offensive check and should almost never directly switch in. A soft check can also be defined by its ability to switch into some of an opposing Pokemon's commonly run moves, but not all, meaning that they only win if given a free opportunity to switch in. A good example of a soft check si Scizor to Terrakion, as it often can't comfortably switch into Terrakion's attacks without risking a KO or considerable damage, though with STAB priority Bullet Punch, it can handily revenge kill Terrakion once in play. In essence, a soft check isn't often capable of consistently switching into and walling an opposing threat, and is instead capable of beating it through revenge killing it, taking on specific sets, or winning a 1v1 situation only if given a free opportunity to come into play.

Hard Check - a hard check is a Pokemon that is often capable of switching into a beating an opposing threat, though there are still situations in which it can be beaten (i.e. if the Pokemon it aimed to check were to run an often unconventional coverage option to lure it in). Hard checks can also occasionally be defined as Pokemon capable of switching into and beating an opposing threat, but due to specific circumstances, only being capable of doing this once or twice in a match as opposed to consistently. Hydreigon is a good example of a hard check to Celebi, as it can often switch in on Celebi's offensive and defensive sets and win, but should fear less usual options capable of crippling it, such as Dazzling Gleam or Thunder Wave. Mega Aerodactyl is a good example of a hard check to Chandelure, as when healthy it can switch into and win against all sets, though it can only switch in about once throughout a match.

Counter - a counter is a Pokemon capable of consistently switching into an opposing threat throughout an entire match and winning against it in a 1v1 situation, unless it is powered through by a rare Critical Hit or is at low health. Nihilego is a good example of a counter to Togekiss, as it can always freely switch in on Togekiss, and unless at fairly low health, will have an extremely high chance of beating it one on one. It's important to remember the distinction between a counter and a hard check, which is that a counter can consistently switch into any move from a Pokemon it aims to check and multiple times, whereas hard checks must look out for various coverage options and, in some cases, cannot switch into a threat multiple times.

Now, without further ado, it's time to get to the checks! We hope this tool can be useful for you to determine what you'll need to fit on your team to answer to various threatening UU presences. Enjoy!

Hydreigon
Soft checks: Beedrill-Mega, Bewear, Cobalion, Empoleon, Infernape, Latias, Mamoswine, Scizor, Sceptile-Mega, Terrakion, (Life Orb Close Combat) Zeraora | Articuno, Mandibuzz, Mienshao, Froslass, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Togekiss, Altaria-Mega, Klefki, Muk-Alola, Primarina, Sylveon, Togekiss | Diancie
Counters: Blissey, Florges, Snorlax

Latias
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Beedrill-Mega, Chandelure, (Flyinium Z) Crobat, Florges, Hydreigon, Krookodile, Mamoswine, Sharpedo-Mega, Sceptile-Mega, Scizor, Sylveon, Togekiss | Absol-Mega, Araquanid, Aurorus, Diancie, Froslass, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Aggron-Mega, Altaria-Mega, Bisharp, Blissey, Bronzong, Doublade, Empoleon, Klefki, Primarina, Stakataka | Metagross, Umbreon
Counters: Muk-Alola, Steelix-Mega | Registeel

Scizor
Soft checks: Alomomola, Amoonguss, Blastoise-Mega, Houndoom-Mega, (Hidden Power Fire) Rotom-Mow, Salazzle, Starmie, Swampert, Steelix-Mega, Zeraora | Darmanitan, Marowak-Alola, Raikou, Seismitoad
Hard checks: Aggron-Mega, Chandelure, Cobalion, Doublade, Infernape, Jellicent, Magneton, Manectric-Mega, Moltres, Rotom-Heat, Talonflame, Tentacruel, Volcanion | Mantine
Counters: Quagsire | Pyukumuku

Aerodactyl-Mega
Soft checks: Bewear, Cobalion, Crawdaunt, Empoleon, Jellicent, Klefki, Krookodile, Mamoswine, Manectric-Mega, Sharpedo-Mega | Cofagrigus, Feraligatr, Metagross, Registeel
Hard checks: Alomomola, Blastoise-Mega, Bronzong, Gligar, Hippowdon, Kommo-o, Rhyperior, Scizor, Slowbro | Cresselia, Palossand
Counters: Aggron-Mega, Doublade, Quagsire, Slowbro-Mega, Steelix-Mega, Suicune, Swampert | Pyukumuku, Seismitoad

Empoleon
Soft checks: Bewear, Celebi, Chesnaught, Cobalion, Crawdaunt, (Focus Blast) Gengar, (Electric move) Latias, Lucario, Manectric-Mega, Terrakion, Tsareena, Volcanion | Articuno, Decidueye, Feraligatr, Magneton, Mienshao, (Ground move) Necrozma, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: (non-Aura Sphere) Blastoise-Mega, Kommo-o, Rotom-Mow, Sceptile-Mega, Zeraora | Araquanid, Roserade
Counters: (Aura Sphere) Blastoise-Mega, Heracross, (Earth Power) Kyurem, Reuniclus, (Thunderbolt) Starmie, Toxicroak | Raikou, (Ground move) Seismitoad

Krookodile
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, (offensive) Altaria-Mega, Blastoise-Mega, Infernape, (Magnet Rise) Klefki, Kommo-o, Kyurem, Moltres, Pidgeot-Mega, Primarina, Rotom-Mow, Sceptile-Mega, Scizor, Suicune, Terrakion, Tsareena | Articuno, Mienshao
Hard checks: Alomomola, (defensive) Altaria-Mega, Amoonguss, Florges, Heracross, Hydreigon, Quagsire, Snorlax, Swampert, Sylveon, Togekiss | Mantine, Pyukumuku
Counters: Chesnaught, Slowbro-Mega | Mandibuzz

Terrakion
Soft checks: (Aqua Tail) Aerodactyl-Mega, Altaria-Mega, Blastoise-Mega, (defensive) Celebi, Chesnaught, Crawdaunt, Florges, (Choice Scarf) Infernape, (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Latias, Nidoking, Primarina, Quagsire, Sceptile-Mega, Scizor, Sharpedo-Mega, Starmie, Sylveon, Toxicroak, (Life Orb Close Combat) Zeraora | Cofagrigus, Decidueye, (Choice Scarf) Mienshao, Necrozma, Nidoqueen, Pyukumuku, Zygarde-10%
Hard Checks: Doublade, Gligar, Hippowdon, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Swampert | Cresselia, (Psychic) Uxie
Counters: Palossand

Togekiss
Soft checks: Beedrill-Mega, Blissey, Cobalion, Doublade, Empoleon, Gengar, (Stone Edge) Krookodile, Lucario, Mamoswine, Salazzle, Terrakion, Toxicroak | Roserade
Hard checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Aggron-Mega, Bronzong, Kyurem, Manectric-Mega, Muk-Alola, Nidoking, Rhyperior, Rotom-Heat, Rotom-Mow, Scizor, Stakataka, Steelix-Mega, Zeraora | Aurorus, Barbaracle, Froslass, Magneton, Metagross, Raikou, Registeel, Sandslash-Alola
Counters: Nihilego | Diancie

Altaria-Mega
Soft checks: Beedrill-Mega, Bisharp, Cobalion, Empoleon, Gengar, Klefki, Lucario, Nidoking, Nihilego, Primarina, Salazzle, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Stakataka, Sylveon, Volcanion | Articuno, Cofagrigus, Cresselia, Froslass, Nidoqueen, Registeel
Hard checks: Aggron-Mega, Amoonguss, Bronzong, Doublade, Moltres, Quagsire, Scizor, Steelix-Mega, Talonflame | Metagross, Pyukumuku
Counters: Crobat

Bisharp
Soft checks: (Fire Blast) Altaria-Mega, Heracross, Krookodile, Mienshao, Moltres, Nidoking, (Substitute) Salazzle, (Superpower) Scizor, Terrakion, (Aura Sphere / Flamethrower) Togekiss, Toxicroak | (Fire Blast / Superpower) Absol-Mega, (Foul Play) Mandibuzz, Rhyperior
Hard checks: Bewear, Blastoise-Mega, (Drain Punch) Chesnaught, Cobalion, Crawdaunt, Gligar, Hippowdon, Houndoom-Mega, Hydreigon, Infernape, Kommo-o, Lucario, (Defensive) Nidoqueen, Rotom-Heat, (Earthquake) Sharpedo-Mega, Stakataka, Steelix-Mega, Swampert, (High Jump Kick) Tsareena | (Defensive) Seismitoad
Counters: Aggron-Mega, (Mach Punch / Vacuum Wave) Infernape | Pyukumuku, Quagsire

Cobalion
Soft checks: Azelf, Crobat, Gengar, Houndoom-Mega, (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, Pidgeot-Mega, (Choice Scarf or bulky) Rotom-Heat, Salazzle | (Choice Scarf) Mienshao, Necrozma
Hard checks: Chandelure, Gligar, Latias, Manectric-Mega, Moltres, Quagsire, Reuniclus, Starmie, Talonflame, Tentacruel | Araquanid, Cofagrigus, Cresselia, Marowak-Alola, Nidoqueen, Palossand, Pyukumuku
Counters: Doublade, Jellicent, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega | Mantine

Hippowdon
Soft checks: (Aqua Tail) Aerodactyl-Mega, Altaria-Mega, Azelf, Crawdaunt, Empoleon, (Swords Dance) Haxorus, (Magnet Rise) Klefki, Mamoswine, Volcanion | Aurorus, Cofagrigus, Feraligatr, Froslass
Hard checks: (Swords Dance) Bewear, (Choice Specs or Taunt) Hydreigon, Jellicent, Latias, Moltres, (non-Refresh) Pidgeot-Mega, (non-Rest) Slowbro, (non-Rest) Slowbro-Mega, (Substitute + Protect) Suicune, Talonflame, Tornadus | Necrozma, (offensive) Seismitoad
Counters: (Hone Claws) Aerodactyl-Mega, Amoonguss, Blastoise-Mega, Bronzong, Celebi, Crobat, Heracross, Kyurem, (Refresh) Pidgeot-Mega, Primarina, Reuniclus, Rotom-Mow, Togekiss, Sceptile-Mega, (Rest) Slowbro, (Rest) Slowbro-Mega, Starmie, (Rest) Suicune, Tsareena | Araquanid, Articuno, Decidueye, Gligar, Roserade

Mamoswine
Soft checks: Bewear, Bisharp, Blastoise-Mega, (non-Shuca Berry) Cobalion, Doublade, Heracross, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, Infernape, (offensive or Will-O-Wisp) Moltres, (Firium Z) Salazzle, Starmie, Terrakion, Toxicroak, Zeraora | Araquanid, Cofagrigus, Darmanitan, Feraligatr, (Choice Scarf) Magneton, (Shuca Berry) Metagross, Mienshao, (Choice Specs) Necrozma, Venomoth
Hard checks: Bronzong, (Shuca Berry) Cobalion, Rotom-Heat, Scizor, Slowbro, Suicune, Swampert | Cresselia
Counters: Alomomola, Slowbro-Mega

Sharpedo-Mega
Soft checks: Amoonguss, Altaria-Mega, Bewear, Blastoise-Mega, Chesnaught, Crawdaunt, (Sacred Sword) Doublade, (Choice Scarf) Gengar, (Choice Scarf or priority) Infernape, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, (Choice Scarf) Latias, Lucario, Manectric-Mega, Muk-Alola, (Choice Scarf) Terrakion, (Aura Sphere) Togekiss, Stakataka, Scizor | Araquanid, Diancie
Hard checks: Alomomola, (non-Shuca Berry) Cobalion, Hydreigon, Klefki, (Choice Specs) Primarina, Steelix-Mega, Swampert | Mandibuzz
Counters: Aggron-Mega, (Shuca Berry) Cobalion, Florges, (defensive) Primarina, Sylveon | Umbreon

Slowbro
Soft checks: Blastoise-Mega, Chandelure, Gengar, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, Primarina, Scizor, (Thunderbolt) Starmie, (Nasty Plot) Togekiss | Cofagrigus, Magneton, Roserade, Venomoth
Hard checks: Bisharp, Celebi, Crawdaunt, Empoleon, Jellicent, (Calm Mind) Latias, Manectric-Mega, (Toxic) Quagsire, Rotom-Mow, Sceptile-Mega, Sharpedo-Mega, (Toxic) Slowbro, (Toxic) Slowbro-Mega, Tsareena, Zeraora | Articuno, Decidueye, Mantine, Pyukumuku, Raikou, Registeel, Umbreon
Counters: Hydreigon

Slowbro-Mega
Soft checks: Bisharp, Blastoise-Mega, Chandelure, Gengar, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, Primarina, Scizor, (Thunderbolt) Starmie, (Nasty Plot) Togekiss | Cofagrigus, Magneton, Roserade, Venomoth
Hard checks: Celebi, Crawdaunt, Empoleon, Jellicent, Manectric-Mega, (Toxic) Quagsire, Rotom-Mow, Sceptile-Mega, Sharpedo-Mega, (Toxic) Slowbro, (Toxic) Slowbro-Mega, Tsareena, Zeraora | Articuno, Decidueye, Mantine, (Block) Pyukumuku, Raikou, Registeel, Umbreon
Counters: Hydreigon

Blissey
Soft checks: (Hone Claws or Roost) Aerodactyl-Mega, Beedrill-Mega, (Substitute + Calm Mind) Chandelure, Jellicent, (Calm Mind + Psyshock) Latias, Mamoswine, Sharpedo-Mega, Tornadus | Feraligatr
Hard checks: (Dragon Dance) Altaria-Mega, Crawdaunt, Crobat, (Nasty Plot) Infernape, (special) Lucario, Salazzle, Scizor, Stakataka, Talonflame, (Heal Bell + Nasty Plot) Togekiss | Barbaracle, Decidueye, Linoone, (Choice Band) Metagross, Mienshao, Barbaracle
Counters: (Dragon Dance + Refresh) Altaria-Mega, Bewear, Bisharp, Cobalion, Doublade, Gengar, Haxorus, Heracross, (physical) Infernape, Kommo-o, (physical) Lucario, Muk-Alola, (Work Up + Refresh) Pidgeot-Mega, Reuniclus, (Rest) Slowbro, (Rest) Slowbro-Mega, Snorlax, (Rest) Suicune, Terrakion, (physical) Toxicroak, Tsareena, Zeraora | Froslass, Marowak-Alola

Celebi
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Aggron-Mega, Altaria-Mega, (Knock Off or Fire Blast) Azelf, Beedrill-Mega, Crobat, Doublade, Gengar, Haxorus, Infernape, Kyurem, Manectric-Mega, Moltres, Nihilego, Reuniclus, Rotom-Heat, Salazzle, Sharpedo-Mega, Sylveon, Talonflame, (non-Choice Scarf) Togekiss, Tsareena, (non-Choice Scarf) Volcanion | (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, Decidueye, fFroslass, Glalie-Mega, Metagross, (non-Choice Specs) Necrozma, (non-Ghostium Z) Raikou, Umbreon
Hard checks: Bisharp, Chandelure, Houndoom-Mega, Hydreigon, Latias, Muk-Alola, Pidgeot-Mega, Scizor, Stakataka, Tornadus, (Choice Scarf) Volcanion | Cofagrigus, (Ghostium Z) Raikou, (Choice Specs) Necrozma
Counters: Blissey, Bronzong, (Choice Scarf) Togekiss | Mandibuzz

Infernape
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Beedrill-Mega, Blastoise-Mega, Crawdaunt, Crobat, Florges, Gengar, Pidgoet-Mega, Sylveon, Togekiss, Tornadus, Volcanion | Cofagrigus, Darmanitan, Feraligatr, Mienshao, Uxie, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Alomomola, Altaria-Mega, Chandelure, Gligar, Hippowdon, Jellicent, (non-Roost) Latias, Moltres, Primarina, Reuniclus, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Starmie, Suicune, Swampert, Talonflame, Tentacruel | Araquanid, Cresselia, Mantine, Marowak-Alola, Palossand, Pyukumuku, Seismitoad
Counters: (Roost) Latias

Kommo-o
Soft checks: (special) Altaria-Mega, Celebi, Haxorus, Hydreigon, Jellicent, Kyurem, Latias, (offensive) Moltres, Pidgeot-Mega, Reuniclus, Sceptile-Mega, Slowbro, Starmie, Sylveon, Talonflame, Tentacruel, (non-Choice Scarf) Togekiss, Tornadus | Froslass, Glalie-Mega, Mantine, Necrozma
Hard checks: (physical) Altaria-Mega, Doublade, Florges, Primarina, Quagsire, Slowbro-Mega | Cresselia, Diancie, Pyukumuku, Uxie
Counters: (Choice Scarf) Togekiss

Kyurem
Soft checks: Bisharp, Cobalion, Haxorus, Hydreigon, Infernape, Klefki, Latias, Nihilego, Terrakion, (Life Orb Close Combat) Zeraora | Diancie, Glalie-Mega, Metagross, Mienshao, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Blastoise-Mega, Blissey, Bronzong, Scizor, Snorlax, (Bold) Sylveon
Counters: Florges, Primarina, (16 SpD Calm) Sylveon

Manectric-Mega
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Bisharp, (Choice Scarf) Chandelure, (non-Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Mamoswine, (non-Choice Scarf) Nihilego, Steelix-Mega | (Choice Scarf) Mienshao, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Altaria-Mega, Gligar, Haxorus, Hydreigon, Kommo-o, (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Latias, Nidoking, Quagsire, Sceptile-Mega, Swampert | Diancie, Nidoqueen, Seismitoad
Counters: Blissey, Florges, Hippowdon, Kyurem, Muk-Alola, (Choice Scarf) Nihilego, Reuniclus, Rotom-Heat, Snorlax, Sylveon | Cresselia, Marowak-Alola, Palossand, Raikou, Umbreon

Moltres
Soft checks: Blastoise-Mega, Crawdaunt, Empoleon, Hydreigon, Jellicent, Kyurem, Latias, Manectric-Mega, Muk-Alola, Primarina, Rotom-Mow, Sharpedo-Mega, Stakataka, Starmie, Suicune, Tentacruel, Terrakion, Volcanion, Zeraora | Feraligatr, Magneton, Raikou, Seismitoad
Hard checks: Rhyperior, Rotom-Heat, Snorlax | Barbaracle, Diancie, Mantine
Counters: Aerodactyl-Mega, Blissey, Nihilego | Cresselia, Umbreon

Nihilego
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, (Psyshock) Azelf, Beedrill-Mega, (Non-Assault Vest) Bisharp, Blastoise-Mega, Crawdaunt, (physical) Infernape, (Close Combat) Kommo-o, Mamoswine, Reuniclus, Sharpedo-Mega, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Suicune, Starmie, (Maximum Attack) Zeraora | Absol-Mega, (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, Feraligatr, Mienshao, Necrozma, Palossand
Hard checks: (Assault Vest) Bisharp, Cobalion, Doublade, Empoleon, Gligar, Hippowdon, Klefki, Krookodile, Latias, Lucario, Necrozma, Quagsire, Rhyperior, Scizor, Stakataka, Swampert, Tentacruel, Terrakion, (physical) Toxicroak | Diancie, Magneton, Metagross, Nidoqueen, (Ground move) Seismitoad, Zygarde-10%
Counters: Aggron-Mega, Blissey, Bronzong, Muk-Alola, Snorlax, Steelix-Mega | (Psychic) Cresselia, Registeel, Umbreon

Primarina
Soft checks: Beedrill-Mega, Celebi, (Flyinium Z) Crobat, Gengar, Heracross, (Poisonium Z) Hydreigon, (Gunk Shot) Infernape, Jellicent, (Thunder/Thunderbolt) Latias, Manectric-Mega, Muk-Alola, Nidoking, Nihilego, Rotom-Mow, Salazzle, Sceptile-Mega, (Choice Band) Terrakion, Tsareena, Zeraora | Articuno, Magneton, Mantine, Metagross, Raikou, Seismitoad
Hard checks: Amoonguss, Tentacruel, Volcanion | Roserade
Counters: Blissey, Empoleon, (Recycle) Snorlax

Rotom-Heat
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Blastoise-Mega, (Choice Band) Crawdaunt, (Poisonium Z) Salazzle, (Water move) Sharpedo-Mega, Starmie, Terrakion
Hard checks: Blissey, (Toxic) Gligar, Haxorus, (physical/mixed) Kommo-o, Muk-Alola, Quagsire, Rhyperior, Swampert | Diancie, Palossand, Seismitoad, Umbreon, Zygarde-10%
Counters: Altaria-Mega, (Toxic) Hippowdon, Hydreigon, (special) Kommo-o, Latias, Nihilego

Suicune
Soft checks: Amoonguss, Chesnaught, Heracross, Manectric-Mega, Muk-Alola, Rotom-Mow, Sceptile-Mega
Hard checks: (Dragon Dance) Altaria-Mega, Haxorus, Kommo-o, Reuniclus, (Calm Mind) Slowbro, (Calm Mind) Slowbro-Mega, Snorlax, Tentacruel, Tsareena, Zeraora | Decidueye, Raikou
Counters: Celebi, (Taunt) Hydreigon, (Calm Mind + Psyshock) Latias, Toxicroak | (Haze) Mantine

Tentacruel
Soft checks: Azelf, Beedrill-Mega, Manectric-Mega, (non-damage-boosted Thunderbolt) Nihilego, Pidgeot-Mega, Sharpedo-Mega, (Choice Band) Terrakion, Tsareena | Barbaracle, Feraligatr
Hard checks: Blastoise-Mega, Celebi, Haxorus, Heracross, Hydreigon, Kommo-o, Quagsire, Rotom-Mow, Starmie, (Earth Power) Volcanion, Zeraora | Cofagrigus, Glalie-Mega
Counters: Blissey, Jellicent, Kommo-o, Kyurem, Latias, Muk-Alola, (damage-boosted Electric move) Nihilego, Reuniclus, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Snorlax, Swampert | Decidueye, Necrozma, Raikou, (Ground move) Seismitoad, Umbreon

Zeraora
Soft checks: (Earthquake) Aerodactyl-Mega, Bewear, Celebi, Decidueye, Haxorus, (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, Krookodile, Latias, Manectric-Mega, Scizor, (Adamant) Sharpedo-Mega, Swampert, (Choice Scarf) Terrakion, Tsareena | Diancie, Marowak-Alola, Palossand, Roserade
Hard checks: Aggron-Mega, Altaria-Mega, Amoonguss, Chesnaught, Hippowdon, Kommo-o, (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Nidoking, (Will-O-Wisp or Firium Z) Rotom-Heat, (Grassium Z or Choice Specs) Rotom-Mow, Sceptile-Mega, Steelix-Mega, Sylveon
Counters: Gligar | Cresselia, Nidoqueen

Aggron-Mega
Soft checks: Chandelure, (Fightinium Z) Cobalion, Empoleon, Heracross, Houndoom-Mega, (special) Infernape, (Choice Band or Focus Blast) Kommo-o, Krookodile, Mamoswine, Manectric-Mega, Nidoking, Primarina, Rotom-Mow, Salazzle, Steelix-Mega, Terrakion | Araquanid, Darmanitan, Feraligatr, Marowak-Alola, Metagross, Nidoqueen, Raikou
Hard checks: Alomomola, (Psywave) Bronzong, Hydreigon, Hippowdon, Kyurem, Quagsire, Reuniclus, Rhyperior, Rotom-Heat, Slowbro, (non-Rest) Slowbro-Mega, Starmie, Swampert, Volcanion | Mantine, Necrozma, Palossand, Pyukumuku, Seismitoad
Counters: Bewear, Gligar, Moltres, (Rest) Slowbro, (Rest) Slowbro-Mega, (RestTalk) Snorlax, Suicune

Alomomola
Soft checks: Bewear, Nidoking, Rotom-Heat | (Swords Dance) Absol-Mega
Hard checks: Bronzong, Chandelure, Crawdaunt, Gengar, Haxorus, Pidgeot-Mega, (Thunderbolt) Starmie, Tornadus | Decidueye
Counters: (Facade) Altaria-Mega, Amoonguss, Blissey, Celebi, (Toxic) Empoleon, Heracross, (non-Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, (Taunt) Jellicent, (Clanging Scales) Kommo-o, (Calm Mind) Latias, (special) Lucario, Manectric-Mega, Nihilego, Primarina, Rotom-Mow, Sceptile-Mega, (Rest) Slowbro, (Rest) Slowbro-Mega, (Rest) Snorlax, (Rest) Suicune, Togekiss, Toxicroak, Tsareena, Zeraora | Necrozma, Magneton, Raikou, Registeel, Roserade, Umbreon, Venomoth

Amoonguss
Soft checks: Azelf, Beedrill-Mega, Celebi, (non-damage-boosting item) Infernape, Mamoswine, Togekiss | Mandibuzz
Hard checks: Cobalion, Heracross, Houndoom-Mega, (Choice Band or Life Orb) Infernape, Kommo-o, Nidoking, Rotom-Heat, Talonflame, Tornadus, Toxicroak, Volcanion | Darmanitan, Glalie-Mega, Metagross, (Roost) Venomoth
Counters: Aerodactyl-Mega, Aggron-Mega, Blissey, Chandelure, Crobat, Gengar, Hydreigon, Kyurem, Latias, Moltres, Muk-Alola, Pidgeot-Mega, Reuniclus, Salazzle, Snorlax | Articuno, Decidueye, Marowak-Alola, Necrozma

Chesnaught
Soft checks: (Psychic STAB / Fire Blast) Azelf, Bronzong, Houndoom-Mega, Hydreigon, (Choice Scarf) Infernape, Primarina, (Hidden Power Fire) Rotom-Mow | Darmanitan
Hard checks: (Flying STAB) Aerodactyl-Mega, Doublade, (Swords Dance) Haxorus, (Nasty Plot) Infernape, Kommo-o, (non-Roost) Kyurem, Manectric-Mega, Nidoking, Nihilego, Sceptile-Mega, Scizor, (Slack Off) Slowbro-Mega, Volcanion | Marowak-Alola, (Zen Headbutt) Metagross, (non-Sludge Wave) Nidoqueen
Counters: Altaria-Mega, Amoonguss, Beedrill-Mega, Celebi, Chandelure, Crobat, Florges, Gengar, Heracross, (Roost) Kyurem, Latias, Moltres, Pidgeot-Mega, Reuniclus, Rotom-Heat, Salazzle, Sylveon, Talonflame, Togekiss, Tornadus, Toxicroak | Decidueye, Necrozma, (Sludge Wave) Nidoqueen, Roserade, Venomoth

Crawdaunt
Soft checks: Celebi, Cobalion, Haxorus, (Choice Band Mach Punch) Infernape, Latias, Lucario, Manectric-Mega, Primarina, Rotom-Mow, (Aura Sphere or Dazzling Gleam) Togekiss, Tsareena, (Choice Specs) Volcanion | Decidueye, (Superpower) Feraligatr, (Choice Specs and/or Signal Beam) Necrozma
Hard checks: Bewear, (Aura Sphere) Blastoise-Mega, Hydreigon, Sceptile-Mega, Toxicroak
Counters: Altaria-Mega, Chesnaught, Kommo-o

Florges
Soft checks: Bisharp, Cobalion, (Waterium Z) Crawdaunt, Lucario, Toxicroak, Tsareena | Decidueye
Hard checks: Alomomola, Beedrill-Mega, (Toxic) Hippowdon, (non-Toxic) Klefki, Mamoswine, Scizor, Talonflame | (Choice Band) Darmanitan, Silvally-Steel, (non-Roost) Venomoth
Counters: Aggron-Mega, Amoonguss, (Toxic) Blissey, Bronzong, (Calm Mind) Chandelure, Crobat, Doublade, (Toxic) Empoleon, (Toxic) Klefki, Muk-Alola, Nidoking, Nihilego, Reuniclus, Salazzle, Slowbro-Mega, Snorlax, Stakataka, Suicune, (Toxic or Sludge Bomb) Tentacruel, (Nasty Plot) Togekiss | (Choice Specs) Magneton, Marowak-Alola, Metagross, Nidoqueen, Registeel, Roserade, (Roost) Venomoth

Gligar
Soft checks: Celebi, Empoleon, (Ice Beam) Nidoking, Volcanion | Aurorus, Barbaracle
Hard checks: (Dragon Dance) Altaria-Mega, Crawdaunt, Haxorus, (Flame Orb) Heracross, (non-Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, Jellicent, (Mixed) Kommo-o, Moltres, Pidgeot-Mega, Reuniclus, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Starmie, (Substitute) Suicune, Swampert | Froslass, Glalie-Mega, (Choice Specs) Necrozma, (Ice Beam) Nidoqueen, Seismitoad
Counters: (Ice Fang or Hone Claws + Aqua Tail) Aerodactyl-Mega, Blastoise-Mega, Kyurem, Mamoswine, Primarina, (Roost + Swords Dance) Scizor, (RestTalk) Snorlax, (RestTalk) Suicune, Togekiss | Araquanid, Articuno, Feraligatr

Heracross
Soft checks: (Flying move) Aerodactyl-Mega, Altaria-Mega, Azelf, Celebi, (Choice Scarf) Chandelure, (offensive) Crobat, Florges, Houndoom-Mega, (Choice Specs) Hydreigon, Infernape, (Colbur Berry) Jellicent, (Dragonium Z) Kommo-o, Latias, Moltres, Pidgeot-Mega, (defensive) Primarina, Reuniclus, Rotom-Heat, Salazzle, (Psychic Fangs) Sharpedo-Mega, Starmie, Sylveon, Talonflame, (Choice Band or Rockium Z) Terrakion, (non-Choice Scarf) Togekiss, Tornadus, (Choice Scarf) Volcanion | Cresselia, Darmanitan, (Zen Headbutt) Metagross, (Brave Bird) Mandibuzz, Necrozma
Hard checks: (bulky) Crobat, Slowbro, (offensive Choice Scarf) Togekiss
Counters: (Wing Attack) Gligar, (Psyshock) Slowbro-Mega, (bulky Choice Scarf) Togekiss

Klefki
Soft checks: Bronzong, (Nasty Plot) Celebi, Crawdaunt, Heracross, (Choice Specs + Fire Blast) Hydreigon, Krookodile, (Heat Wave) Pidgeot-Mega, Rotom-Mow, Talonflame, Tentacruel | Darmanitan, Feraligatr, Metagross, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Amoonguss, (Choice Band) Bewear, Blastoise-Mega, Chandelure, Doublade, Gligar, Hippowdon, Mamoswine, Moltres, (Fire Punch) Muk-Alola, Nidoking, Quagsire, Rhyperior, Salazzle, Scizor, (non-Rest) Slowbro, (non-Rest) Slowbro-Mega, (Recycle) Snorlax, Swampert, Volcanion, Zeraora | Cofagrigus, Mantine, Necrozma, Nidoqueen, Palossand, Raikou, Seismitoad
Counters: Aggron-Mega, Bisharp, Blissey, Empoleon, Houndoom-Mega, Manectric-Mega, Rotom-Heat, (Rest) Slowbro, (Rest) Slowbro-Mega, (Rest) Snorlax, Stakataka, Steelix-Mega, (Rest) Suicune, Tsareena | Magneton, Registeel, Silvally-Steel

Lucario
Soft checks: (Earthquake) Aerodactyl-Mega, (Groundium Z) Celebi, Cobalion, (Choice Specs/Ghostium Z/Focus Blast) Gengar, Manectric-Mega, (Electrium Z) Nihilego, Swampert, (Choice Scarf) Volcanion, (Close Combat) Zeraora | Araquanid, Seismitoad
Hard checks: Chandelure, (Drain Punch) Chesnaught, Doublade, Gligar, Hippowdon, Jellicent, Latias, Moltres, Quagsire, (Focus Blast) Reuniclus, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Starmie, Talonflame, Tentacruel | Cofagrigus, Marowak-Alola, Palossand
Counters: (Haze) Mantine

Nidoking
Soft checks: Azelf, Blastoise-Mega, Celebi, (Flyinium Z) Crobat, (Ghostium Z) Gengar, Hippowdon, Hydreigon, Krookodile, Kyurem, Latias, Mamoswine, Reuniclus, Scizor, Sharpedo-Mega, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Suicune, Swampert, (Earthquake) Terrakion, Tornadus, (Choice Scarf) Volcanion | Araquanid, Darmanitan, Feraligatr, Glalie-Mega, Necrozma, Roserade, Seismitoad, (Psychic) Uxie, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Blissey, Bronzong | Articuno, Mantine
Counters: Snorlax | Cresselia, Umbreon

Rotom-Mow
Soft checks: Azelf, Beedrill-Mega, Chesnaught, Gengar, Houndoom-Mega, Infernape, Manectric-Mega, Moltres, Salazzle, Scizor, Talonflame, (Choice Band) Terrakion, Tornadus, Tsareena, (Choice Scarf) Volcanion | Darmanitan, Froslass, Glalie-Mega, Mienshao, Venomoth, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Altaria-Mega, Amoonguss, Blissey, Celebi, Florges, Haxorus, Kommo-o, Rotom-Heat, Snorlax, Sylveon | Cresselia, (Decidium Z) Decidueye, Marowak-Alola, Registeel, Umbreon
Counters: Hydreigon, Kyurem, Latias, Muk-Alola, Nihilego, Sceptile-Mega | Roserade

Stakataka
Soft checks: Blastoise-Mega, (Psywave) Bronzong, (Earth Power) Celebi, Infernape, (non-Bulletproof) Kommo-o, (Vacuum Wave) Lucario, (Superpower) Scizor | (Earthquake) Metagross
Hard checks: Alomomola, Bewear, (Earthquake) Bronzong, Cobalion, (Sacred Sword) Doublade, Gligar, Jellicent, Krookodile, (Focus Blast) Reuniclus, Slowbro, Suicune, (Earthquake) Snorlax | Pyukumuku
Counters: (Earthquake) Aggron-Mega, Chesnaught, Hippowdon, (Bulletproof) Kommo-o, Quagsire, Slowbro-Mega, Steelix-Mega, Swampert | Palossand, Seismitoad

Starmie
Soft checks: Amoonguss, Beedrill-Mega, Bisharp, Blastoise-Mega, (Choice Scarf) Chandelure, Crawdaunt, (Flyinium Z) Crobat, (Choice Scarf) Gengar, (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, Krookodile, Latias, Manectric-Mega, Primarina, Sceptile-Mega, Sharpedo-Mega, Zeraora | Articuno, (Choice Scarf) Magneton, Registeel
hard checks: Alomomola, Empoleon, Kyurem, Muk-Alola, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, (Rest) Suicune | Seismitoad
Counters: Blissey, Snorlax | Umbreon

Volcanion
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Altaria-Mega, Blastoise-Mega, (Groundium Z) Celebi, Haxorus, Hydreigon, Kommo-o, Krookodile, Kyurem, Mamoswine, Manectric-Mega, (offensive) Moltres, Muk-Alola, Nidoking, Nihilego, (Thunderbolt) Rotom-Heat, Rotom-Mow, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, (Sludge Bomb) Tentacruel, Terrakion, Togekiss, (Flyinium Z) Tornadus, Toxicroak, (Earth Power) Volcanion, Zeraora | (Choice Band) Darmanitan, Magneton, Raikou, Roserade, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Blissey, Jellicent, Snorlax, Suicune | Araquanid, Mantine, (defensive) Seismitoad
Counters: Latias

Beedrill-Mega
Soft checks: Bisharp, (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, (Choice Scarf) Infernape, (Choice Scarf) Latias, Nidoking, Stakataka, Talonflame, (non-Choice Scarf) Terrakion | (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan
Hard checks: Alomomola, Cobalion, Doublade, Jellicent, Klefki, Rhyperior, Swampert, (Choice Scarf) Terrakion | Nidoqueen, Registeel
Counters: Aerodactyl-Mega, Aggron-Mega, Bewear, Crobat, Gligar, Hippowdon, Scizor, Steelix-Mega | Cofagrigus, Palossand

Blastoise-Mega
Soft checks: Empoleon, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, (Calm Mind) Latias, Manectric-Mega, (Electrium Z) Nihilego, Sceptile-Mega, Togekiss | (Choice Specs) Magneton, Umbreon, Raikou, Registeel
Hard checks: Alomomola, Altaria-Mega, Amoonguss, Chesnaught, Muk-Alola, Rotom-Mow, Snorlax, Suicune, Sylveon, Toxicroak, Tsareena | Articuno, Roserade
Counters: Blissey, Florges, Primarina | (Toxic) Mantine

Chandelure
Soft checks: Bisharp, Crawdaunt, Gengar, Hippowdon, (non-Bulletproof) Kommo-o, Krookodile, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, Pidgeot-Mega, Primarina, Rhyperior, Swampert, Terrakion, (Knock Off) Zeraora | Absol-Mega, Araquanid, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Blissey, Houndoom-Mega, (non-Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, (Bulletproof) Kommo-o, Muk-Alola, Nihilego, Sharpedo-Mega, Snorlax, Suicune | Diancie, Umbreon
Counters: (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon

Doublade
Soft checks: Aggron-Mega, Alomomola, (Fire Move) Altaria-Mega, Amoonguss, (Groundium Z) Celebi, Chandelure, Crawdaunt, Gengar, (non-Knock Off) Gligar, Houndoom-Mega, Hydreigon, Infernape, (Hex) Jellicent, Krookodile, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, Manectric-Mega, Moltres, Muk-Alola, Nidoking, Pidgeot-Mega, Primarina, Rotom-Heat, Salazzle, Sharpedo-Mega, Snorlax, Steelix-Mega, Suicune, Tornadus | Absol-Mega, Cofagrigus, Darmanitan, (Choice Specs) Magneton, Marowak-Alola, Nidoqueen, Roserade, Seismitoad, Silvally-Steel, Zygarde-10%,
Hard checks: Blastoise-Mega, (Knock Off) Gligar, Hippowdon, Rhyperior, Swampert, Tentacruel | Umbreon
Counters: Quagsire | Mandibuzz, Mantine, Pyukumuku

Gengar
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Aggron-Mega, Azelf, Beedrill-Mega, Bisharp, (Choice Scarf) Chandelure, (offensive) Crobat, Gligar, Houndoom-Mega, Hydreigon, (Choice Scarf) Infernape, (Choice Scarf) Latias, Nihilego, Pidgeot-Mega, Sharpedo-Mega, Starmie, Swampert, Talonflame, (Choice Scarf) Terrakion, Zeraora | Absol-Mega, Araquanid, (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, Nidoqueen, Umbreon, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Scizor, Hippowdon, Krookodile, (Earthquake + Recycle) Snorlax | Diancie, Mandibuzz, Mantine
Counters: Muk-Alola

Houndoom-Mega
Soft checks: Blissey, Crawdaunt, (Flyinium Z) Crobat, Empoleon, Hippowdon, (non-Choice Scarf) Infernape, (non-Power Gem) Nihilego, (Poisonium Z) Salazzle, Talonflame, Tentacruel, Volcanion, (Close Combat) Zeraora | Araquanid, (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, (Choice Scarf) Mienshao, Seismitoad
Hard checks: Altaria-Mega, (non-damage-boosting item) Hydreigon, (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Muk-Alola, Primarina, (Water move) Sharpedo-Mega, (Gluttony) Snorlax, Suicune, Swampert | Mantine, Pyukumuku
Counters: Aerodactyl-Mega, (Life Orb/Choice Specs/Dragonium Z) Hydreigon, (Choice Scarf) Infernape, (Power Gem) Nihilego, Rhyperior, (Thick Fat) Snorlax, Terrakion | Diancie

Jellicent
Soft checks: Bisharp, (Choice Specs or Ghostium Z) Chandelure, Crawdaunt, (Choice Specs or Ghostium Z) Gengar, Heracross, Houndoom-Mega, Krookodile, (Substitute) Kommo-o, Muk-Alola, Nihilego, Sharpedo-Mega, Tsareena, (SubToxic) Volcanion, Zeraora | Articuno, Cofagrigus, Decidueye, Mandibuzz, Marowak-Alola, Venomoth
Hard checks: (Dark Pulse) Blastoise-Mega, Celebi, (Choice Specs) Kommo-o, (Calm Mind) Latias, Manectric-Mega, (non-Work Up + Refresh) Pidgeot-Mega, (Nasty Plot w/o Heal Bell) Togekiss | Absol-Mega
Counters: Hydreigon, (Work Up + Refresh) Pidgeot-Mega, Rotom-Mow, Sceptile-Mega, (Nasty Plot + Heal Bell) Togekiss | Raikou, Roserade

Steelix-Mega
Soft checks: Chandelure, (special) Cobalion, (non-Waterium Z) Crawdaunt, (Focus Blast + Life Orb/Choice Specs) Gengar, Houndoom-Mega, Hydreigon, (special) Infernape, (Flamethrower and/or Focus Blast) Kommo-o, Kyurem, (special) Lucario, Nidoking, Rotom-Mow, (Nasty Plot) Salazzle, Volcanion | (Choice Band) Darmanitan
Hard checks: Alomomola, Blissey, Chesnaught, (Waterium Z) Crawdaunt, Hippowdon | Cofagrigus
Counters: Blastoise-Mega, (Psywave/Earthquake) Bronzong, Gligar, Jellicent, Moltres, Primarina, Quagsire, Reuniclus, Rotom-Heat, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Snorlax, Starmie, Suicune, Swampert | Araquanid, Gligar, Mantine, Necrozma, Palossand, Seismitoad

Araquanid
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Amoonguss, Blastoise-Mega, Crawdaunt, Crobat, Empoleon, Haxorus, Manectric-Mega, Moltres, (Electrium Z/Rockium Z/Choice Specs) Nihilego, Pidgeot-Mega, Primarina, Rotom-C, Sharpedo-Mega, Talonflame, Terrakion, Togekiss, Tornadus, Tsareena, (Non Substitute) Volcanion, Zeraora | Cofagrigus, (Choice Band) Darmanitan, (Choice Specs) Magneton, Metagross
Hard checks: Bewear, (Non Wood Hammer) Chesnaught, Jellicent, Kommo-o, (Non Rest) Slowbro-Mega, (Substitute) Volcanion
Counters: Altaria-Mega, (Wood Hammer) Chesnaught, (Rest) Slowbro-Mega, (Rest) Suicune, Toxicroak

Azelf
Soft checks: Beedrill-Mega, Bisharp, Chandelure, Cobalion, Crobat, Houndoom-Mega, (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, Jellicent, Klefki, (Choice Scarf) Latias, Pidgeot-Mega, Sceptile-Mega, Scizor, Sharpedo-Mega, Steelix-Mega, Talonflame, Zeraora | Absol-Mega, Cresselia, (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, Marowak-Alola, (Choice Scarf) Mienshao, Silvally-Steel
Hard checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Aggron-Mega, (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Slowbro-Mega, Stakataka, Terrakion | Diancie, Umbreon
Counters: None

Bewear
Soft checks: (special) Altaria-Mega, (specially offensive) Azelf, Celebi, Chandelure, (Fightinium Z and/or Calm Mind) Cobalion, (Flyinium Z) Crobat, (Choice Specs and/or Focus Blast) Gengar, Gligar, Haxorus, Heracross, Houndoom-Mega, Hydreigon, (special or SD Firium/Fightinium Z) Infernape, (Choice Specs or Z-Move) Kommo-o, Latias, (special) Lucario, Manectric-Mega, Moltres, Pidgeot-Mega, Rotom-Heat, (Grassium Z or Choice Specs) Rotom-Mow, (Nasty Plot) Salazzle, Sceptile-Mega, (offensive) Starmie, (Flyinium Z) Talonflame, (Choice Band or Fightinium Z) Terrakion, Togekiss, Tornadus, Volcanion | Decidueye, (Choice Band) Mienshao, (Psychic) Uxie, (Buginium Z) Venomoth
Hard checks: (Fightinium Z) Scizor, Slowbro-Mega, Jellicent, (Aura Sphere) Blastoise-Mega, Necrozma, Palossand
Counters: None

Bronzong
Soft checks: Azelf, Chesnaught, Gengar, Haxorus, (Scald) Jellicent, Tentacruel, Zeraora | Absol-Mega, Araquanid, (Heat Wave Non-Choice Specs) Necrozma
Hard checks: Blastoise-Mega, Chandelure, Heracross, Infernape, (Hex) Jellicent, Krookodile, Lucario, Manectric-Mega, Moltres, Primarina, Rotom-Heat, Salazzle, Scizor, Suicune, Talonflame, Tsareena | Cofagrigus, Darmanitan, Decidueye, Magneton, Marowak-Alola, (non-Substitute) Raikou, Zygarde-10%
Counters: Bisharp, Blissey, Cobalion, Crawdaunt, Doublade, (Knock Off) Gligar, Houndoom-Mega, Hydreigon, Muk-Alola, (RestTalk) Snorlax, Sharpedo-Mega | (Choice Specs) Necrozma, (Substitute) Raikou, Registeel, Umbreon

Crobat
Soft checks: Kyurem, (Choice Scarf) Latias, Mamoswine, (non-Choice Scarf) Nihilego, Reuniclus, Scizor, (Psychic Fangs) Sharpedo-Mega, Terrakion | Aurorus, (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan
Hard checks: Empoleon, (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Rotom-Heat, Slowbro, Swampert | Barbaracle, Raikou, Registeel, Umbreon
Counters: Aerodactyl-Mega, Aggron-Mega, Doublade, Manectric-Mega, (Choice Scarf) Nihilego, Rhyperior, Slowbro-Mega, Stakataka, Steelix-Mega, Zeraora | Diancie, Magneton, Metagross, Sandslash-Alola

Diancie
Soft checks: Araquanid, Crawdaunt, Krookodile, Sceptile-Mega, (Choice Band + Earthquake) Terrakion, Toxicroak, Volcanion | (Iron Tail) Absol-Mega, Barbaracle, Decidueye, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Alomomola, Bisharp, Blastoise-Mega, Cobalion, Hippowdon, Jellicent, Lucario, Mamoswine, Primarina, Rotom-Mow, Scizor, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Starmie, Suicune, Swampert (Non-Synthesis) Tsareena | Cresselia, Palossand, Pyukumuku, Quagsire, Roserade, Rhyperior, Sandslash-Alola, Seismitoad, Uxie
Counters: Aggron-Mega, Amoonguss, Blissey, Celebi, Doublade, Empoleon, Florges, Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Reuniclus, Stakataka, Steelix-Mega, Sylveon, Tentacruel, (Synthesis) Tsareena | Magneton, Metagross, Registeel, Silvally-Steel

Haxorus
Soft checks: (offensive) Altaria-Mega, Cobalion, Crobat, Florges, Hydreigon, (Choice Band) Infernape, Latias, Mamoswine, Sceptile-Mega, (Life Orb) Starmie, Steelix-Mega, Sylveon, (Choice Band) Terrakion, (Flyinium Z) Tornadus | Cofagrigus, Diancie, Glalie-Mega, Mienshao, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Aggron-Mega, (defensive) Altaria-Mega, Doublade, (specially defensive Magnet Rise) Klefki, Scizor, (Ice Beam) Slowbro-Mega
Counters: (physically defensive Magnet Rise) Klefki

Mienshao
Soft checks: (Flying STAB) Aerodactyl-Mega, Chandelure, Gengar, Infernape, Kommo-o, (non-Psyshock) Latias, (Psychic Fangs) Sharpedo-Mega, Tentacruel, Terrakion, Zeraora | (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, Decidueye, Mandibuzz, Metagross, (Choice Band) Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Aggron-Mega, Alomomola, Altaria-Mega, Amoonguss, Araquanid, Beedrill-Mega, Chesnaught, Crobat, Doublade, Florges, Gligar, Heracross, Hippowdon, Jellicent, (Psyshock) Latias, Moltres, Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Primarina, Suicune, Sylveon, Talonflame, Togekiss, Tornadus, Toxicroak | Mantine, Necrozma, Palossand, Pyukumuku, Quagsire, (Roost) Venomoth, (Psychic) Uxie
Counters: Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega | Cofagrigus, Cresselia

Nidoqueen
Soft checks: Bewear, Celebi, Empoleon, Moltres, Haxorus, Hydreigon, (Clanging Scales / Dragonium Z) Kommo-o, Nidoking, Pidgeot-Mega, (Choice Specs) Primarina, Sharpedo-Mega | Decidueye, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Amoonguss, (Earthquake / Psywave) Bronzong, Gligar, Krookodile, Latias, Mamoswine, (Offensive) Starmie | Cofagrigus, Palossand, Seismitoad,
Counters: Araquanid, Blastoise-Mega, Blissey, Hippowdon, Kyurem, Jellicent, Reuniclus, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Snorlax, (Bulky) Starmie, Suicune, Swampert | Articuno, Cresselia, Mandibuzz, Mantine, Necrozma, Pyukumuku, Quagsire, Umbreon, (Psychic) Uxie

Pidgeot-Mega
Soft checks: (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, Klefki, Kyurem, (Choice Scarf) Latias, Mamoswine, (Choice Scarf) Terrakion | Froslass, Magneton, Sandslash-Alola, Silvally-Steel, Registeel
Hard checks: Aggron-Mega, Blissey, Florges, Manectric-Mega, Muk-Alola, Nihilego, Stakataka, Zeraora | Aurorus, Barbaracle, Raikou
Counters: Aerodactyl-Mega, Empoleon, Rhyperior, Rotom-Heat, Snorlax | Diancie

Reuniclus
Soft checks: (non-Ghostium Z) Chandelure, Gengar, (Dragonium Z / Swords Dance) Haxorus, (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, Krookodile, (Trick or Dragonium Z) Latias, (Choice Specs) Primarina, (Choice Specs) Volcanion | Absol-Mega, Marowak-Alola, (Ghostium Z) Raikou, (Buginium Z) Venomoth
Hard checks: Bisharp, (Dark Pulse) Blastoise-Mega, (Ghostium Z) Chandelure, Crawdaunt, Doublade, Houndoom-Mega, (Choice Specs) Hydreigon, (Hex) Jellicent, (non-Roost) Scizor, Sharpedo-Mega, Snorlax, (Choice Band) Tsareena | Cofagrigus, Decidueye, (Taunt) Mandibuzz
Counters: Muk-Alola, (Roost) Scizor

Salazzle
Soft check: (Drill Run) Beedrill-Mega, Blastoise-Mega, Crawdaunt, (non-Flyinium Z) Crobat, (Choice Scarf + Stone Edge/Earthquake) Infernape, (Clanging Scales) Kommo-o, Latias, (Sparkling Aria) Primarina, Quagsire, (Non-Rock Blast) Rhyperior, (Earthquake) Sceptile-Mega, Sharpedo-Mega, Talonflame, (Choice Scarf) Volcanion, (Life Orb) Zeraora | Araquanid, (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, (Aqua Jet) Feraligatr, Marowak-Alola, (Psychic) Uxie
Hard check: (Choice Scarf) Chandelure, (Flyinium Z) Crobat, Empoleon, Hippowdon, (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, Jellicent, (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Muk-Alola, (non-Choice Scarf) Nihilego, (Rock Blast) Rhyperior, Snorlax, Tentacruel, (non-Choice Scarf) Terrakion | Cresselia, Diancie, Mantine, Nidoqueen, Pyukumuku
Counter: Aerodactyl-Mega, (Choice Scarf) Latias, (Choice Scarf) Nihilego, (Choice Scarf) Terrakion

Sceptile-Mega
Soft checks: (Flying move) Aerodactyl-Mega, Crobat, Doublade, (Choice Scarf) Gengar, (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, (Choice Scarf) Latias, Mamoswine, Moltres, (non-Choice Scarf) Nihilego, Pidgeot-Mega, Talonflame, Tornadus | (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, Decidueye, Froslass, Glalie-Mega, Mandibuzz, Marowak-Alola, Metagross, (Choice Scarf) Mienshao, Roserade, Silvally-Steel, Venomoth
Hard checks: Aggron-Mega, Amoonguss, Blissey, Bronzong, Klefki, Muk-Alola, (Choice Scarf) Nihilego, Scizor, Snorlax | Articuno, Registeel, Umbreon
Counters: Altaria-Mega, Florges, Sylveon, Togekiss | Cresselia

Snorlax
Soft checks: Celebi, (non-Focus Blast + Taunt) Gengar, Haxorus, Infernape | (non-Choice Band) Mienshao
Hard checks: (Toxic) Aggron-Mega, (Knock Off) Alomomola, Bronzong, Chandelure, (Focus Blast + Taunt) Gengar, Heracross, Hippowdon, Lucario, (Toxic) Rhyperior, (Superpower) Scizor, (Toxic) Steelix-Mega, (Toxic) Swampert | Decidueye, (Toxic) Diancie, Marowak-Alola, (Choice Band) Mienshao, Palossand
Counters: Bewear, Cobalion, (Sacred Sword, or Swords Dance + Iron Head) Doublade, Jellicent, Kommo-o, Quagsire, Slowbro-Mega, Terrakion | Cofagrigus, (Taunt + Toxic) Mandibuzz

Swampert
Soft checks: Kommo-o, Primarina, Tornadus, Volcanion | Aurorus, Feraligatr, (Freeze-Dry) Glalie-Mega, Necrozma, Roserade
Hard checks: Alomomola, Altaria-Mega, Amoonguss, Celebi, Chesnaught, Heracross, Hydreigon, Jellicent, Kyurem, Latias, Quagsire, Reuniclus, Rotom-Mow, Sceptile-Mega, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Snorlax, Suicune, Togekiss, Tsareena | Araquanid, Cofagrigus, Cresselia, Decidueye, Mandibuzz, Mantine, Pyukumuku, Seismitoad, Uxie
Counters: Blissey, Bronzong, Florges, Sylveon | Articuno, Umbreon

Sylveon
Soft checks: Bisharp, Cobalion, Lucario, Toxicroak, Tsareena | Araquanid, Magneton, (Choice Specs) Necrozma, (Calm Mind) Raikou
Hard checks: Beedrill-Mega, (Calm Mind) Chandelure, Doublade, Klefki, (Soundproof) Kommo-o, Primarina, Scizor, Talonflame, Volcanion | Uxie, (non-Roost) Venomoth
Counters: Aggron-Mega, Blissey, Crobat, (Toxic) Empoleon, Gengar, (defensive) Moltres, Muk-Alola, Nidoking, Nihilego, Reuniclus, Salazzle, Snorlax, Stakataka, Steelix-Mega, (bulky Nasty Plot) Togekiss | Marowak-Alola, Metagross, Nidoqueen, Registeel, Roserade, Silvally-Steel, (Roost) Venomoth

Talonflame
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Azelf, Blastoise-Mega, Crawdaunt, (Flyinium Z) Crobat, Empoleon, (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, (Choice Scarf + Stone Edge) Infernape, Jellicent, (Choice Scarf + Stone Edge) Krookodile, (Choice Scarf) Latias, Nihilego, Raikou, Rotom-Heat, (Choice Scarf) Rotom-Mow, Suicune, Swampert, Terrakion, Volcanion, Zeraora | Cofagrigus, Cresselia, (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, (Choice Scarf) Magneton, Seismitoad, Umbreon
Hard checks: Manectric-Mega, Slowbro | Mandibuzz
Counters: Quagsire, Rhyperior, Slowbro-Mega, Stakataka | Diancie, Barbaracle, Pyukumuku

Tornadus
Soft checks: Blissey, (Gyro Ball) Doublade, (Toxic) Hippowdon, (Choice Scarf) Kyurem, Mamoswine, (Choice Scarf) Rotom-Mow, (Poisonium Z) Salazzle, (Flyinium Z) Talonflame, Terrakion | Articuno, (Choice Scarf) Magneton, Metagross, Mandibuzz, Registeel, Silvally-Steel, (Choice Band) Zygarde 10%
Hard checks: (non-Roost) Aerodactyl-Mega, Aggron-Mega, Alomomola, Bronzong, Empoleon, Florges, Manectric-Mega, Muk-Alola, Nihilego, Rhyperior, Rotom-Heat, Snorlax, Stakataka, Steelix-Mega, Sylveon, Zeraora | Cresselia, Mantine, Raikou, Umbreon
Counters: (Roost) Aerodactyl-Mega, Diancie

Toxicroak
Soft checks: Celebi, Chandelure, Houndoom-Mega, Hydreigon, Infernape, Krookodile, Latias, Necrozma, Pidgeot-Mega, Reuniclus, Rhyperior, Rotom-Heat, Salazzle, Sharpedo-Mega, Starmie, Talonflame, (Choice Band or Z-Move) Terrakion, Tornadus, Volcanion | Darmanitan, Glalie-Mega, Marowak-Alola, (Psychic) Uxie, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: (Flying move or Earthquake) Aerodactyl-Mega, Doublade, Hippowdon, Jellicent, Klefki, Moltres, Nidoking, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Swampert, Steelix-Mega | (Psychic) Cresselia, Cofagrigus, (defensive) Seismitoad, Palossand
Counters: Crobat, Gligar, Quagsire | Nidoqueen

Tsareena
Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Azelf, Beedrill-Mega, Celebi, Chandelure, Cobalion, Doublade, Gengar, Haxorus, Heracross, Houndoom-Mega, Hydreigon, Infernape, Kommo-o, Kyurem, Latias, Manectric-Mega, Muk-Alola, Necrozma, Nidoking, Nihilego, Pidgeot-Mega, Rotom-Heat, Salazzle, Scizor, Starmie, Steelix-Mega, Talonflame, (Choice Band or Z-Move) Terrakion, Tornadus, Toxicroak, Volcanion | Articuno, Darmanitan, Glalie-Mega, Marowak-Alola, Metagross, Mienshao, Nidoqueen, Registeel, Roserade, Silvally-Steel, Venomoth
Hard checks: Aggron-Mega, (offensive) Altaria-Mega, (Sky Plate) Crobat, (offensive) Moltres, (offensive) Togekiss
Counters: (defensive) Altaria-Mega, Amoonguss, Chesnaught, (Flyinium Z or defensive) Crobat, (defensive) Moltres, (defensive) Togekiss
 
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eaglehawk

once known as smogon gay baby #4
#3
A very minor suggestion that could probably be chalked up to ease of use. Could the Pokemon listed in the teambuilding compendium be organized from most viable to least viable (either in its role or in general), from left to right? It would make teambuilding judgments easier by allowing the user to quickly identify the objectively "best" Pokemon for the role.
 
#4
A very minor suggestion that could probably be chalked up to ease of use. Could the Pokemon listed in the teambuilding compendium be organized from most viable to least viable (either in its role or in general), from left to right? It would make teambuilding judgments easier by allowing the user to quickly identify the objectively "best" Pokemon for the role.
I'm sorry, but this suggestion isn't entirely feasible in terms of the reward gained for the work put in. The Viability Rankings thread is linked directly in the Role Compendium's introductory paragraph, and ordering the entire Role Compendium by VR rank would take a decent amount of work and would require a significantly larger amount of work to maintain over time, considering the weekly-or-so VR updates.

I did, however, add a clause to the Role Compendium explaining, in bold, that the Pokemon are in alphabetical order and to check the VRs for their relative viabilities.
 
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#7
I would add Suicune in the "setup-based stallbreakers" list. Anyway, good job guys !
After discussing with the team, we've decided to not include Suicune in stallbreakers for now; we decided it was a "really bad stallbreaker" because it can't actually break a good half of stall teams at +6, and while it is annoying for stall to face, that's usually the extent of it. However, we did add a brand new trapping-based stallbreakers section featuring Pyukumuku and Slowbro!
 
#8
Mega Aerodactyl is so weak to Quagsire that Quagsire is it’s double counter.
Also, I’m surprised Cloyser isn’t in shell smash setup sweepers but Barbaracle is. Guessing you forgot it.
 
#9
Mega Aerodactyl is so weak to Quagsire that Quagsire is it’s double counter.
Also, I’m surprised Cloyser isn’t in shell smash setup sweepers but Barbaracle is. Guessing you forgot it.
To answer your point with cloyster, I believe the only pokemon put on this compendium is the ones on the Viability Rankings, and due to cloyster not being ranked it's not added.
 

eaglehawk

once known as smogon gay baby #4
#12
Would like to suggest that Latias be listed as a check instead of a counter to Infernape. ALthough all Latias set counter the NP set very well, most Latias sets struggle with Scarf or Band sets that run U-Turn. Since Latias takes 40% and 60%, respectively, from U-Turn, Latias cannot safely switch into Infernape most to all of the time.
 
#14
Chandelure it's not listed as spinblocker
Chandelure and Gengar were omitted purposefully, as we only list Ghost-types that can effectively spinblock.

Would like to suggest that Latias be listed as a check instead of a counter to Infernape. ALthough all Latias set counter the NP set very well, most Latias sets struggle with Scarf or Band sets that run U-Turn. Since Latias takes 40% and 60%, respectively, from U-Turn, Latias cannot safely switch into Infernape most to all of the time.
After discussion with the team we've decided that we DO want to make sure to state that Latias is one of the most reliable forms of counterplay to Infernape, because it is, so we're splitting it off into Roost latias and non-Roost latias, as Roost lati can generally recover off U-turn damage throughout the course of a match while still reliably taking all of Infernape's other attacks. (This will be implemented once Hilomilo has the time to do so)
 

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#15
I feel Azelf deserves a mention as a choice scarf user. Yes, it's easily pursuit trapped (though i'd argue the same for chandy/gar/nihilego/latias*) but the ability to outspeed all the scarfers in the tier, catch a Pokemon like Scarf Infernape U-Turning out with psychic or a Scarf Hydreigon with Dazzling Gleam, + access to u-turn itself and flamethrower/fire blast to threaten steels & trick to cripple fat, it deserves a spot. I feel the amount of times I myself and others have U-Turned out w/ scarf ape/hydreigon vs Sash Azelf lead is enough to justify a scarf set.

Likewise, I feel Salazzle deserves a spot as a toxic inducer. As shown in this replay for slam, Salazzle was able to wear down Latias, supporting a diancie late game "sweep." I know Pearl has also used Salazzle a ton, on the ladder and in tours to success.
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen7uu-390990
Pearl Replays:
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7uu-782766371
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7uu-783072137
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen7uu-390836

It's inability to miss toxic and threaten out Pokemon like Scizor/Amoongus AND LITERALLY TOXIC EVERY TYPE! This boy deserves a spot
 
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#16
I feel Azelf deserves a mention as a choice scarf user. Yes, it's easily pursuit trapped (though i'd argue the same for chandy/gar/nihilego/latias*) but the ability to outspeed all the scarfers in the tier, catch a Pokemon like Scarf Infernape U-Turning out with psychic or a Scarf Hydreigon with Dazzling Gleam, + access to u-turn itself and flamethrower/fire blast to threaten steels & trick to cripple fat, it deserves a spot. I feel the amount of times I myself and others have U-Turned out w/ scarf ape/hydreigon vs Sash Azelf lead is enough to justify a scarf set.

Likewise, I feel Salazzle deserves a spot as a toxic inducer. As shown in this replay for slam, Salazzle was able to wear down Latias, supporting a diancie late game "sweep." I know Pearl has also used Salazzle a ton, on the ladder and in tours to success.
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen7uu-390990
Pearl Replays:
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7uu-782766371
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7uu-783072137
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/smogtours-gen7uu-390836

It's inability to miss toxic and threaten out Pokemon like Scizor/Amoongus AND LITERALLY TOXIC EVERY TYPE! This boy deserves a spot
Hey, thanks for the suggestion! We've added Salazzle to Toxic users, seeing as Corrosion sets had not been explored as much as they have now back when we were making this and they're definitely some of Salazzle's better sets right now. However, we're gonna put a hold on Scarf Azelf for now after discussion with the Compendium QC team, as we've decided that atm it's overall too niche for a slot in Scarfers, which is a very subjective category. This is subject to change in the future, given that. (on a related note we also cut scarf kyurem)

Block users were added to the Trappers section, and Mega Slowbro was included in this and trapping-based stallbreakers.
 
#23
Welcome to part 1 of 2 of the second major UU Teambuilding Compendium update!

...In other words, the Role Compendium has been updated to reflect the current VRs (Added articuno/zeraora, removed Porygon2). In addition, we have a new section in Type Checks for Fighting-type checks, considering how good Fighting-types have gotten in the metagame! Big thanks to new team member martha for compiling it n_n
 
#25
Seeing as terrakion is there, I think Mamoswine could be added as a dedicated lead, same goes for froslass. Froslass is also a viable spikes user/spinblocker with bisharp in the tier (they're already on the vr unlike galvantula). I presume bisharp will be going to be implemented soon but yeah. Also starmie can be a potent Electrium Z user to hit opposing waters, mainly empo. Zeraora can run Electrium, Flynium, and Steelium well and Celebi I think deserves the mentions with its other Z sets like Fairium, Grassium, and Psychium.
 
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