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!


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

Stealth Rock (Defensive):

Sticky Web:

Toxic Spikes:

Defog (Offensive):

Defog (Defensive):

Rapid Spin:
(used with Aurorus)


Defiant users:

(used with Sandslash-Alola)

Heal Bell/Aromatherapy:

Healing Wish/Lunar Dance:


Physical Walls:

Special Walls:

Mixed Walls:




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:

Calm Mind:


Dragon Dance:

Hone Claws:

Nasty Plot:

Shell Smash:

Speed Boost:

Swords Dance:

Work Up:

Clear Smog:





Aurora Veil:

Dual Screens:



Magnet Pull:


Parting Shot:


Volt Switch:

Sleep Powder:


Thunder Wave:



Choice Band:

Choice Scarf:

Choice Specs:

Aqua Jet:

Bullet Punch:

Extreme Speed:

Gale Wings:

Ice Shard:

Mach Punch:


Quick Attack:

Shadow Sneak:

Sucker Punch:

Vacuum Wave:



Ground-type Immunities:

Ghost-type Checks:
(with Earthquake)

Flying-type Checks:

Bulky Water-type Checks:

Electric-type Immunities:

Buginium Z:
(Bug Buzz)

Dragonium Z:
(Draco Meteor)
(Clanging Scales)

Electrium Z:
(Thunder Punch)

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

Firium Z:
(Flare Blitz)
(Fire Blast)

Flyinium Z:
(Brave Bird)

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

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

Groundium Z:
(Earth Power)

Icium Z:
(Ice Punch)

Normalium Z:
(Hyper Beam)
(Heal Bell)

Poisonium Z:
(Sludge Wave)
(Gunk Shot)

Psychium Z:
Photon Geyser)

Rockium Z:
(Stone Edge)

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

Waterium Z:
(Hydro Pump)
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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 by their placement in the Viability Rankings as well. 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!

Soft checks: Scizor, Aerodactyl-Mega, Hydreigon, Krookodile, Togekiss, Mamoswine, Sharpedo-Mega, Chandelure, Beedrill-Mega, (Flyinium Z) Crobat, Florges, Sylveon, Sceptile-Mega, Absol-Mega, Araquanid, Diancie, Aurorus, Zygarde-10%, Porygon2
Hard checks: Empoleon, Aggron-Mega, Altaria-Mega, Blissey, Primarina, Klefki, Stakataka, Bronzong, Doublade, Metagross, Umbreon
Counters: Muk-Alola, Steelix-Mega, Registeel

Soft checks: Alomomola, Amoonguss, (Hidden Power Fire) Rotom-Mow, Starmie, Swampert, Houndoom-Mega, Raikou, Blastiose-Mega, Salazzle, Steelix-Mega, Darmanitan, Marowak-Alola, Seismitoad
Hard checks: Manectric-Mega, Cobalion, Aggron-Mega, Moltres, Tentacruel, Chandelure, Infernape, Rotom-Heat, Volcanion, Doublade, Jellicent, Mantine, Talonflame, Magneton, Entei
Counters: Quagsire, Pyukumuku, Arcanine (Do not use Arcanine)

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

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

Soft checks: Latias, Scizor, Empoleon, Cobalion, Mamoswine, Terrakion, Infernape, Beedrill-Mega, Bewear, Sceptile-Mega, Mandibuzz, Mienshao, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Togekiss, Altaria-Mega, Primarina, Klefki, Muk-Alola, Sylveon, Diancie
Counters: Blissey, Florges, Snorlax, Porygon2

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

Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, (non-Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Mamoswine, (non-Choice Scarf) Nihilego, (Choice Scarf) Chandelure, Steelix-Mega, (Choice Scarf) Mienshao, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Latias, Hydreigon, (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Altaria-Mega, Kommo-o, Nidoking, Swampert, Haxorus, Quagsire, Sceptile-Mega, Diancie, Gligar, Nidoqueen, Seismitoad
Counters: Hippowdon, Blissey, Kyurem, (Choice Scarf) Nihilego, Muk-Alola, Rotom-Heat, Florges, Raikou, Sylveon, Reuniclus, Snorlax, Palossand, Umbreon, Cresselia, Marowak-Alola, Porygon2

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

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

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

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

Soft checks: (Choice Scarf) Latias, Scizor, Manectric-Mega, (Aura Sphere) Togekiss, (Choice Scarf) Terrakion, Altaria-Mega, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, Amoonguss, (Choice Scarf) Gengar, (Choice Scarf or priority) Infernape, Muk-Alola, Stakataka, (Sacred Sword) Doublade, Lucario, Bewear, Blastoise-Mega, Chesnaught, Crawdaunt, Araquanid, Diancie, Abomasnow-Mega
Hard checks: Hydreigon, (non-Shuca Berry) Cobalion, Alomomola, (Choice Specs) Primarina, Klefki, Swampert, Steelix-Mega, Mandibuzz, Porygon2
Counters: (Shuca Berry) Cobalion, Aggron-Mega, (defensive) Primarina, Florges, Sylveon, Umbreon

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soft checks: Latias, Hydreigon, Cobalion, Terrakion, Nihilego, Infernape, Klefki, Haxorus, Diancie, Metagross, Mienshao, Zygarde-10%, Glalie-Mega, Porygon2
Hard checks: Scizor, Blissey, Bronzong, (Bold) Sylveon, Blastoise-Mega, Snorlax
Counters: Primarina, Florges, (16 SpD Calm) Sylveon

Soft checks: Latias, Empoleon, Hydreigon, Manectric-Mega, Sharpedo-Mega, Terrakion, Kyurem, Primarina, Suicune, Tentacruel, Muk-Alola, Rotom-Mow, Stakataka, Starmie, Volcanion, Jellicent, Raikou, Blastoise-Mega, Crawdaunt, Feraligatr, Magneton, Seismitoad
Hard checks: Rotom-Heat, Rhyperior, Mantine, Snorlax, Diancie, Barbaracle, Porygon2
Counters: Aerodactyl-Mega, Blissey, Nihilego, Umbreon, Cresselia

Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Mamoswine, Sharpedo-Mega, Kommo-o, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Suicune, Infernape, Starmie, Beedrill-Mega, (Psyshock) Azelf, Blastoise-Mega, Crawdaunt, Necrozma, Reuniclus, (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, Feraligatr, Absol-Mega, Mienshao, Palossand, Abomasnow-Mega
Hard checks: Latias, Scizor, Empoleon, Krookodile, Cobalion, Hippowdon, Terrakion, Tentacruel, Klefki, Nidoking, Stakataka, Swampert, Doublade, Lucario, Rhyperior, Quagsire, (physical) Toxicroak, Diancie, Gligar, Magneton, Metagross, Nidoqueen, Zygarde-10%, Porygon2, (Ground move) Seismitoad
Counters: Aggron-Mega, Blissey, Muk-Alola, Bronzong, Snorlax, Steelix-Mega, Umbreon, (Psychic) Cresselia, Registeel

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

Soft checks: Scizor, (Nasty Plot) Togekiss, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, Primarina, Chandelure, Gengar, (Thunderbolt) Starmie, Blastoise-Mega, Cofagrigus, Magneton, Roserade, Abomasnow-Mega, Venomoth
Hard checks: (Calm Mind) Latias, Empoleon, Manectric-Mega, Sharpedo-Mega, (Toxic) Slowbro, (Toxic) Slowbro-Mega, Celebi, Rotom-Mow, Jellicent, Raikou, Crawdaunt, Mantine, (Toxic) Quagsire, Sceptile-Mega, Tsareena, Decidueye, Pyukumuku, Umbreon, (Toxic) Porygon2, Registeel
Counters: Hydreigon

Soft checks: Scizor, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, Primarina, Chandelure, Gengar, (Thunderbolt) Starmie, Cofagrigus, Magneton, Roserade, Venomoth
Hard checks: Empoleon, Manectric-Mega, (Toxic) Slowbro, (Toxic) Slowbro-Mega, Celebi, Rotom-Mow, Jellicent, Raikou, Crawdaunt, Mantine, (Toxic) Quagsire, Sceptile-Mega, Tsareena, Decidueye, (Block) Pyukumuku, Umbreon, Abomasnow-Mega, (Toxic) Porygon2, Registeel
Counters: Hydreigon, Sharpedo-Mega, (Spite) Pyukumuku

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

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

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

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

Soft checks: Krookodile, Hippowdon, Terrakion, (non-Bulletproof) Kommo-o, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, Primarina, Gengar, Swampert, Pidgeot-Mega, Rhyperior, Crawdaunt, Araquanid, Absol-Mega, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, (non-Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, Sharpedo-Mega, Blissey, (Bulletproof) Kommo-o, Nihilego, Suicune, Muk-Alola, Houndoom-Mega, Snorlax, Diancie, Umbreon, Porygon2
Counters: (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon

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

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

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

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

Soft checks: Scizor, Kommo-o, (physical) Infernape, Crawdaunt, Haxorus, Darmanitan, Feraligatr, Metagross, Mienshao, Zygarde-10%, Marowak-Alola
Hard checks: Cobalion, Heracross, (physical) Lucario, Entei, Registeel
Counters: Aerodactyl-Mega, Krookodile, Hippowdon, Mamoswine, Terrakion, Aggron-Mega, Slowbro-Mega, Stakataka, Swampert, Crobat, Rhyperior, Bewear, Quagsire, Steelix-Mega, (physical) Toxicroak, Barbaracle, Pyukumuku, (Earthquake) Seismitoad, Arcanine

Soft checks: Latias, Scizor, Hydreigon, Krookodile, Hippowdon, Mamoswine, Sharpedo-Mega, (Earthquake) Terrakion, Kyurem, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Suicune, Celebi, (Ghostium Z) Gengar, Swampert, (Choice Scarf) Volcanion, (Flyinium Z) Crobat, Azelf, Blastoise-Mega, Necrozma, Reuniclus, Tornadus, Araquanid, Darmanitan, Feraligatr, Roserade, Zygarde-10%, Glalie-Mega, Seismitoad, (Psychic) Uxie
Hard checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Blissey, Bronzong, Mantine
Counters: Snorlax, Umbreon, Cresselia, Porygon2

Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, (Water move) Sharpedo-Mega, Terrakion, Starmie, Blastoise-Mega, (Choice Band) Crawdaunt, (Poisonium Z) Salazzle, (Stone Edge) Entei
Hard checks: Blissey, (physical/mixed) Kommo-o, Muk-Alola, Swampert, Rhyperior, Haxorus, Quagsire, Diancie, (Toxic) Gligar, Palossand, Umbreon, Zygarde-10%, Porygon2, Seismitoad
Counters: Latias, Hydreigon, (Toxic) Hippowdon, Altaria-Mega, (special) Kommo-o, Nihilego

Soft checks: Scizor, Manectric-Mega, (Choice Band) Terrakion, Moltres, Gengar, Infernape, (Choice Scarf) Volcanion, Beedrill-Mega, Houndoom-Mega, Azelf, Chesnaught, Salazzle, Talonflame, Tornadus, Tsareena, Darmanitan, Mienshao, Zygarde-10%, Entei, Glalie-Mega, Venomoth
Hard checks: Altaria-Mega, Blissey, Kommo-o, Amoonguss, Celebi, Rotom-Heat, Florges, Sylveon, Haxorus, Snorlax, (Decidium Z) Decidueye, Umbreon, Abomasnow-Mega, Cresselia, Marowak-Alola, Porygon2, Registeel
Counters: Latias, Hydreigon, Kyurem, Nihilego, Muk-Alola, Sceptile-Mega, Roserade

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

Soft checks: Latias, Hydreigon, (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Manectric-Mega, Sharpedo-Mega, Primarina, Amoonguss, (Choice Scarf) Chandelure, (Choice Scarf) Gengar, Beedrill-Mega, (Flyinium Z) Crobat, Blastoise-Mega, Crawdaunt, Sceptile-Mega, (Choice Scarf) Magneton, Registeel
hard checks: Empoleon, Alomomola, Kyurem, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, (Rest) Suicune, Muk-Alola, Seismitoad
Counters: Blissey, Snorlax, Umbreon, Porygon2

Soft checks: Kommo-o, Primarina, Volcanion, Necrozma, Tornadus, Feraligatr, Aurorus, Roserade, (Freeze-Dry) Glalie-Mega
Hard checks: Latias, Hydreigon, Togekiss, Alomomola, Altaria-Mega, Kyurem, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, Suicune, Amoonguss, Celebi, Heracross, Rotom-Mow, Jellicent, Chesnaught, Mantine, Quagsire, Reuniclus, Sceptile-Mega, Snorlax, Tsareena, Araquanid, Cofagrigus, Decidueye, Mandibuzz, Pyukumuku, Abomasnow-Mega, Cresselia, Porygon2, Seismitoad, Uxie
Counters: Blissey, Bronzong, Florges, Sylveon, Umbreon

Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, Hydreigon, Krookodile, Manectric-Mega, Togekiss, Mamoswine, Terrakion, Altaria-Mega, Kommo-o, Kyurem, (offensive) Moltres, Nihilego, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, (Sludge Bomb) Tentacruel, (Groundium Z) Celebi, Muk-Alola, Nidoking, (Thunderbolt) Rotom-Heat, Rotom-Mow, (Earth Power) Volcanion, Raikou, Blastoise-Mega, Haxorus, (Flyinium Z) Tornadus, Toxicroak, (Choice Band) Darmanitan, Magneton, Roserade, Zygarde-10%
Hard checks: Blissey, Suicune, Jellicent, Mantine, Snorlax, Araquanid, Porygon2, (defensive) Seismitoad
Counters: Latias

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

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

Soft checks: (Choice Scarf) Latias, Scizor, Mamoswine, (Psychic Fangs) Sharpedo-Mega, Terrakion, Kyurem, (non-Choice Scarf) Nihilego, Reuniclus, (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, Aurorus
Hard checks: Empoleon, (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Slowbro, Rotom-Heat, Swampert, Raikou, Barbaracle, Umbreon, Porygon2, Registeel
Counters: Aerodactyl-Mega, Manectric-Mega, Aggron-Mega, (Choice Scarf) Nihilego, Slowbro-Mega, Stakataka, Doublade, Rhyperior, Steelix-Mega, Diancie, Magneton, Metagross, Sandslash-Alola

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

Soft checks: Cobalion, Lucario, (Waterium Z) Crawdaunt, Toxicroak, Tsareena, Decidueye
Hard checks: Scizor, (Toxic) Hippowdon, Mamoswine, Alomomola, (non-Toxic) Klefki, Beedrill-Mega, Talonflame, (Choice Band) Darmanitan, Silvally-Steel, (non-Roost) Venomoth
Counters: (Toxic) Empoleon, (Nasty Plot) Togekiss, Aggron-Mega, (Toxic) Blissey, Nihilego, Slowbro-Mega, Suicune, (Toxic or Sludge Bomb) Tentacruel, Amoonguss, (Calm Mind) Chandelure, (Toxic) Klefki, Muk-Alola, Nidoking, Stakataka, Bronzong, Crobat, Doublade, Reuniclus, Salazzle, Snorlax, (Choice Specs) Magneton, Metagross, Nidoqueen, Roserade, Entei, Marowak-Alola, (Toxic) Porygon2, Registeel, (Roost) Venomoth

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

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

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

Soft checks: (Choice Scarf) Latias, (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, Mamoswine, (Choice Scarf) Terrakion, Kyurem, Klefki, Magneton, Sandslash-Alola, Silvally-Steel, Registeel
Hard checks: Manectric-Mega, Aggron-Mega, Blissey, Nihilego, Muk-Alola, Stakataka, Florges, Raikou, Aurorus, Barbaracle, Porygon2
Counters: Aerodactyl-Mega, Empoleon, Rotom-Heat, Rhyperior, Snorlax, Diancie

Soft checks: (Earthquake) Aerodactyl-Mega, (non-Choice Scarf) Krookodile, (Adamant) Sharpedo-Mega, (Choice Scarf) Terrakion, (Earthquake) Aggron-Mega, (physical/mixed) Altaria-Mega, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, Diancie, Gligar, (Choice Scarf) Mienshao, Palossand, (Wood Hammer/Earthquake) Abomasnow-Mega, Marowak-Alola, Porygon2
Hard checks: (Choice Scarf) Krookodile, Muk-Alola, Swampert, Rhyperior, Quagsire, Umbreon, (Earthquake) Seismitoad
Counters: Hippowdon, Blissey, Snorlax, Steelix-Mega

Soft checks: Scizor, (Choice Specs) Hydreigon, Krookodile, (Water move) Sharpedo-Mega, Kommo-o, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, (Grass Knot) Nihilego, Heracross, (Grass Knot/Z-Focus Blast) Infernape, (Magnet Rise) Klefki, Volcanion, Florges, Crawdaunt, Necrozma, Sceptile-Mega, (Grass Knot) Tornadus, Araquanid, Cofagrigus, Barbaracle, Roserade, Abomasnow-Mega
Hard checks: Primarina, Slowbro, Celebi, Rotom-Mow, Starmie, Reuniclus, Tsareena, Decidueye, Feraligatr, Gligar, Palossand, Pyukumuku, Umbreon, Cresselia, Uxie
Counters: Hippowdon, Alomomola, Slowbro-Mega, Suicune, Swampert, Bronzong, Jellicent, Sylveon, Blastoise-Mega, Chesnaught, Quagsire, Porygon2

Soft checks: Cobalion, Lucario, (Calm Mind) Raikou, (Choice Specs) Necrozma, Toxicroak, Tsareena, Araquanid, Magneton
Hard checks: Scizor, (Soundproof) Kommo-o, Primarina, (Calm Mind) Chandelure, Klefki, Volcanion, Beedrill-Mega, Doublade, Talonflame, Porygon2, Uxie, (non-Roost) Venomoth
Counters: (Toxic) Empoleon, (bulky Nasty Plot) Togekiss, Aggron-Mega, Blissey, (defensive) Moltres, Nihilego, Gengar, Muk-Alola, Nidoking, Stakataka, Crobat, Reuniclus, Salazzle, Snorlax, Steelix-Mega, Metagross, Nidoqueen, Roserade, Silvally-Steel, Entei, Marowak-Alola, Registeel, (Roost) Venomoth

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

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

Soft checks: (Calm Mind) Latias, Empoleon, Manectric-Mega, Togekiss, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, (Electrium Z) Nihilego, Raikou, Sceptile-Mega, (Choice Specs) Magneton, Umbreon, Abomasnow-Mega, Porygon2, Registeel
Hard checks: Alomomola, Altaria-Mega, Suicune, Amoonguss, Muk-Alola, Rotom-Mow, Sylveon, Chesnaught, Snorlax, Toxicroak, Tsareena, Roserade
Counters: Blissey, Primarina, Florges, (Toxic) Mantine

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

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

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

Soft checks: Aerodactyl-Mega, (Freeze-Dry) Mamoswine, Sharpedo-Mega, Terrakion, Rotom-Heat, Stakataka, Bewear, Crawdaunt, Reuniclus, Barbaracle
Hard checks: Latias, (Taunt) Hydreigon, (Dragon Dance) Altaria-Mega, Kommo-o, (Z-Outrage) Kyurem, Nihilego, Primarina, Celebi, Heracross, (Hidden Power Electric) Volcanion, Jellicent, Haxorus, Toxicroak, Tsareena, Decidueye, Magneton, Roserade, Glalie-Mega, Uxie
Counters: Manectric-Mega, Rotom-Mow, (Thunderbolt) Starmie, Raikou

Soft checks: Empoleon, Sharpedo-Mega, (Choice Specs) Kyurem, (Flyinium Z) Moltres, Slowbro, Slowbro-Mega, (Choice Specs or Ghostium Z) Chandelure, (Choice Specs or Ghostium Z) Gengar, Stakataka, Starmie, Houndoom-Mega, Cofagrigus, Mandibuzz, Cresselia, Venomoth
Hard checks: Latias, Hydreigon, Krookodile, Blissey, Muk-Alola, Florges, Sylveon, (RestTalk) Snorlax
Counters: (Substitute + Protect) Suicune, (Recycle) Snorlax, Umbreon

Soft checks: (Hidden Power Grass) Manectric-Mega, (special) Cobalion, (Offensive) Moltres, (Grass Knot) Nihilego, (Energy Ball) Chandelure, (Grass Knot/Z-Focus Blast) Infernape, (Hidden Power Grass) Rotom-Heat, Volcanion, Jellicent, (Z-Focus Blast) Lucario, (Hidden Power Grass) Raikou, (Hidden Power Grass) Magneton, (Freeze-Dry) Aurorus, Roserade, (Freeze-Dry) Glalie-Mega
Hard checks: (special) Altaria-Mega, (special/mixed) Kommo-o, Heracross, Rotom-Mow, Starmie, Azelf, Blastoise-Mega, (Wood Hammer or Seed Bomb) Chesnaught, Sceptile-Mega, Uxie, Venomoth
Counters: Latias, Hydreigon, Togekiss, Kyurem, Primarina, Celebi, Bronzong, Pidgeot-Mega, Necrozma, (Energy Ball) Reuniclus, Tornadus, Tsareena, Decidueye, Abomasnow-Mega

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

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

Soft checks: (Choice Scarf) Latias, (Choice Scarf) Hydreigon, (Flying move) Mega Aerodactyl, Mamoswine, Moltres, (non-Choice Scarf) Nihilego, (Choice Scarf) Gengar, Crobat, Doublade, Pidgeot-Mega, Talonflame, Tornadus, (Choice Scarf) Darmanitan, Decidueye, Metagross, Mandibuzz, (Choice Scarf) Mienshao, Roserade, Silvally-Steel, Entei, Glalie-Mega, Marowak-Alola, Porygon2, Venomoth
Hard checks: Scizor, Aggron-Mega, Blissey, (Choice Scarf) Nihilego, Amoonguss, Klefki, Muk-Alola, Bronzong, Snorlax, Umbreon, Abomasnow-Mega, Registeel
Counters: Togekiss, Altaria-Mega, Florges, Sylveon, Cresselia

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

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

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

Soft checks: (Toxic) Hippowdon, Mamoswine, Terrakion, Blissey, (Choice Scarf) Kyurem, (Choice Scarf) Rotom-Mow, (Gyro Ball) Doublade, (Poisonium Z) Salazzle, (Flyinium Z) Talonflame, (Choice Scarf) Magneton, Metagross, Mandibuzz, Silvally-Steel, (Choice Band) Zygarde 10%, Registeel
Hard checks: (non-Roost) Aerodactyl-Mega, Empoleon, Manectric-Mega, Aggron-Mega, Alomomola, Nihilego, Muk-Alola, Rotom-Heat, Stakataka, Bronzong, Florges, Raikou, Rhyperior, Sylveon, Mantine, Snorlax, Steelix-Mega, Umbreon, Cresselia, Porygon2
Counters: (Roost) Aerodactyl-Mega, Diancie

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

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


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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.
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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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.
Pearl Replays:

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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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.
Pearl Replays:

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.

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