Tornadus-Therian @ Assault Vest
EVs: 252 HP / 88 SpD / 168 Spe
- Heat Wave
- Knock Off
The bird is the word, as Tornadus-T has soared back to the top of OU with an old set: Assault Vest! This lets it become an effective pivot with its high Speed combined with its good longevity in Regenerator. Hurricane allows it to threaten Rillaboom and Volcarona while having good neutral coverage against the rest of the tier. Heat Wave is good coverage as it hits Hurricane switch-ins such as Corviknight and Ferrothorn. Knock Off removes items such as Heavy-Duty Boots and Leftovers to mess with defensive Pokemon. U-turn allows Tornadus-T to pivot out of bad matchups and bringing in threatening offensive teammates. Landorus-T and Zeraora are able to handle Tapu Koko and opposing Zeraora with the former providing Defog support and the latter appreciating Tornadus-T wearing down Ground-types for it. They can also both form a good VoltTurn core with it. Tapu Lele appreciates Tornadus-T disrupting down defensive Steel-types and bringing it in safely with U-turn.