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Not the most experienced battler but I guess Firium-Z Rotom-H comes to mind. Though you could argue other more defensive Rotom-H sets are a harder pure counter with leftovers since it allows more hits to be tanked.

Rotom-Heat @ Firium-Z
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Overheat
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Thunderbolt

Outspeeds any variant of Mega-Scizor at 151 vs 139 speed at max Speed EV positive nature

Overheat OHKOs, assuming it hits, any variant of Mega-Scizor or Firium-Z is an alternative for accuracy/no special attack drop.

252 SpA Rotom-Heat Overheat vs. 252 HP / 252 SpD Scizor-Mega: 304-364 (171.7 - 205.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Able to also keep momentum with another move predicting the switch.

Calcs for Bullet Punch/U-turn:

+4 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Rotom-Heat: 44-52 (35.2 - 41.6%) -- 90.8% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
+4 252+ Atk Scizor-Mega U-turn vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Rotom-Heat: 103-122 (82.4 - 97.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Can always switch in on BP and force Scizor out, tanks even +4 U-turn unless there are rocks on the field.
 

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Zapdos @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Static
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Discharge
- Heat Wave
- Roost
- Hidden Power [Ice] / Toxic

Good old wallbird is back to wall another thing. Zapdos resists all of Scizor's common moves besides Knock Off and damages it heavily with Heat Wave, while taking even boosted attacks quite well. You all know what this does but here are some calcs anyway

+6 4 Atk Mega Scizor Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Zapdos: 166-196 (84.2 - 99.4%) that's +6, which scizor will never get
252+ Atk Mega Scizor Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Zapdos: 55-65 (27.9 - 32.9%) that's adamant max, which zapdos can just shread w/ heat wave
4 SpA Zapdos Heat Wave vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Mega Scizor: 128-152 (72.3 - 85.8%) that's spdef scizor, which no-one runs
 

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As an avid user of Mega Scizor in BSS, I can list countless number of counters to this thing; basically any Fire-type, Zapdos, Mega Salamence, or even Tapu Lele to certain extent. Here is the counter that I believe to annoy Scizor the most:


Toxapex @ Eject Button
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Haze
- Toxic
- Recover

Let's look at what makes Mega Scizor so great; great durability, strong priority that can be boosted, coverage options such as Knock Off and Superpower, and most importantly, pivoting out of its counter using U-turn. But this Toxapex screws over basically everything Mega Scizor attempts to do. Scald induces burn to render Scizor userless, Haze neuters Swords Dance boosts, and Toxic punishes predicted switch-in. Regenerator & Recover makes Toxapex nigh impossible to wear down from Scizor's perspective.

If we add this with Eject Button, Mega Scizor is useless. When it thinks it predicted & outplayed it rather loses to momentum as Toxapex switches into Fire-type or other counters.

I think Zapdos can also be one of the best checks due to access to Heat Wave but I didn't like SR weakness and it was already taken ._.
 

Gold Wall (Cofagrigus) (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Mummy
EVs: 248 HP / 212 Def / 48 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Will-O-Wisp
- Hex
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Pain Split

Cofagrigus is actually really nice and I plan on making some teams with it in the near future as an alternative to the Wisp Hex Gengar niche. Cofagrigus is really bulky and it eats a Knock Off easily while also changing Scizor's Ability to Mummy instead of Technician. Its actually the perfect choice for a majority of Mega Scizor sets. Furthermore it can also act as a Trick room setter / a Celesteela type of Pokemon if you change the moves up a bit and I think it might actually have a decent Niche in BSS

252+ Atk Mega Scizor Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Cofagrigus: 78-92 (47.2 - 55.7%) -- 16% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk burned Mega Scizor Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Cofagrigus: 39-46 (23.6 - 27.8%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery

46 SpA Cofagrigus Hex (130 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Mega Scizor: 75-88 (42.3 - 49.7%) -- 87.5% chance to 2HKO after burn damage

The very first play Cofagrigus is out you click Will-O-Wisp and take the knock then you Pain Split and just spam Hex
 
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Reserving Blaziken.
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Blaziken-Mega @ Blazikenite
Ability: Speed Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick
- Protect
To be frank, any Fire-type can fill this niche, but why not the most popular one? Set up Swords Dance while Scizor switches. and blow up the next switch in.
 
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Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Flamethrower
- Leech Seed
- Hidden Power [Ice]/Air Slash

Scizor ways of taking out Celesteela is by having Superpower and even that can't beat it alone. Leech seed with leftovers provides casual recovery to Celesteela while annoying Scizor with Leech which puts pressure on it to Roost when it gets low on health, Flamethrower helps a lot more with taking it down.

0 SpA Celesteela Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Scizor-Mega: 144-172 (99.3 - 118.6%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO
252+ Atk Scizor-Mega Superpower vs. 252 HP / 204+ Def Celesteela: 62-73 (30.3 - 35.7%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
+2 252+ Atk Scizor-Mega Superpower vs. 252 HP / 204+ Def Celesteela: 123-145 (60.2 - 71%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

The rest of the Evs also help vs other physical threats such as Mega Mawile, Mega Metagross, Gyarados, and Kartana. Hp Ice is to help vs Lando/Garchomp or you can use Air slash to catch the incoming Blaziken on the switch in.
 
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Mawile-Mega @ Mawilite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Fire Fang
- Play Rough
- Sucker Punch
- Swords Dance

I honestly really dislike using this pokemon and the SM trick room archetype in general with Mimikyu's existence (thanks GF), but if there's one thing it can do very good, it can come in on Scizor, make its offensive presence instantly worse, and immediately threaten to destroy it with its Ferrothorn coverage.

Scizor's recourses are to SD on the Intimidating switch-in, and doing a fat 80% max with superpower as fire fang connects...
+1 252+ Atk Scizor-Mega Superpower vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mawile-Mega: 104-123 (66.2 - 78.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Or to (try to) spend the one turn mawile is weaker smacking it around...
-1 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mawile: 49-58 (31.2 - 36.9%) -- 70.7% chance to 3HKO
-1 252+ Atk Scizor-Mega Superpower vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mawile: 64-76 (40.7 - 48.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

Mawile goes for the throat and one-shots.

252+ Atk Huge Power Mawile-Mega Fire Fang vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Scizor-Mega: 212-252 (119.7 - 142.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 

Salamence @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Double-Edge
- Earthquake
- Roost

Mega Salamence is a simple answer to Mega Scizor and one of the most threatening sweepers in the metagame.

252+ Atk Aerilate Mega Salamence Double-Edge vs. 252 HP / 252 Def Mega Scizor: 93-109 (52.5 - 61.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 252+ Atk Technician Mega Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Salamence: 102-120 (59.6 - 70.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+1 252+ Atk Technician Mega Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Salamence: 76-90 (44.4 - 52.6%) -- 18.8% chance to 2HKO
252+ Atk Technician Mega Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Salamence: 51-61 (29.8 - 35.6%) -- 30.2% chance to 3HKO
 
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Not the most experienced battler but I guess Firium-Z Rotom-H comes to mind. Though you could argue other more defensive Rotom-H sets are a harder pure counter with leftovers since it allows more hits to be tanked.

Rotom-Heat @ Firium-Z
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Overheat
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Thunderbolt

Outspeeds any variant of Mega-Scizor at 151 vs 139 speed at max Speed EV positive nature

Overheat OHKOs, assuming it hits, any variant of Mega-Scizor or Firium-Z is an alternative for accuracy/no special attack drop.

252 SpA Rotom-Heat Overheat vs. 252 HP / 252 SpD Scizor-Mega: 304-364 (171.7 - 205.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Able to also keep momentum with another move predicting the switch.

Calcs for Bullet Punch/U-turn:

+4 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Rotom-Heat: 44-52 (35.2 - 41.6%) -- 90.8% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
+4 252+ Atk Scizor-Mega U-turn vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Rotom-Heat: 103-122 (82.4 - 97.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Can always switch in on BP and force Scizor out, tanks even +4 U-turn unless there are rocks on the field.


Zapdos @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Static
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Discharge
- Heat Wave
- Roost
- Hidden Power [Ice] / Toxic

Good old wallbird is back to wall another thing. Zapdos resists all of Scizor's common moves besides Knock Off and damages it heavily with Heat Wave, while taking even boosted attacks quite well. You all know what this does but here are some calcs anyway

+6 4 Atk Mega Scizor Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Zapdos: 166-196 (84.2 - 99.4%) that's +6, which scizor will never get
252+ Atk Mega Scizor Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Zapdos: 55-65 (27.9 - 32.9%) that's adamant max, which zapdos can just shread w/ heat wave
4 SpA Zapdos Heat Wave vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Mega Scizor: 128-152 (72.3 - 85.8%) that's spdef scizor, which no-one runs
As an avid user of Mega Scizor in BSS, I can list countless number of counters to this thing; basically any Fire-type, Zapdos, Mega Salamence, or even Tapu Lele to certain extent. Here is the counter that I believe to annoy Scizor the most:




Toxapex @ Eject Button
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Haze
- Toxic
- Recover

Let's look at what makes Mega Scizor so great; great durability, strong priority that can be boosted, coverage options such as Knock Off and Superpower, and most importantly, pivoting out of its counter using U-turn. But this Toxapex screws over basically everything Mega Scizor attempts to do. Scald induces burn to render Scizor userless, Haze neuters Swords Dance boosts, and Toxic punishes predicted switch-in. Regenerator & Recover makes Toxapex nigh impossible to wear down from Scizor's perspective.

If we add this with Eject Button, Mega Scizor is useless. When it thinks it predicted & outplayed it rather loses to momentum as Toxapex switches into Fire-type or other counters.

I think Zapdos can also be one of the best checks due to access to Heat Wave but I didn't like SR weakness and it was already taken ._.



Gold Wall (Cofagrigus) (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Mummy
EVs: 248 HP / 212 Def / 48 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Will-O-Wisp
- Hex
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Pain Split

Cofagrigus is actually really nice and I plan on making some teams with it in the near future as an alternative to the Wisp Hex Gengar niche. Cofagrigus is really bulky and it eats a Knock Off easily while also changing Scizor's Ability to Mummy instead of Technician. Its actually the perfect choice for a majority of Mega Scizor sets. Furthermore it can also act as a Trick room setter / a Celesteela type of Pokemon if you change the moves up a bit and I think it might actually have a decent Niche in BSS

252+ Atk Mega Scizor Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Cofagrigus: 78-92 (47.2 - 55.7%) -- 16% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk burned Mega Scizor Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 212+ Def Cofagrigus: 39-46 (23.6 - 27.8%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery

46 SpA Cofagrigus Hex (130 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Mega Scizor: 75-88 (42.3 - 49.7%) -- 87.5% chance to 2HKO after burn damage

The very first play Cofagrigus is out you click Will-O-Wisp and take the knock then you Pain Split and just spam Hex
Blaziken-Mega @ Blazikenite
Ability: Speed Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick
- Protect
To be frank, any Fire-type can fill this niche, but why not the most popular one? Set up Swords Dance while Scizor switches. and blow up the next switch in.



Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Flamethrower
- Leech Seed
- Hidden Power [Ice]/Air Slash

Scizor ways of taking out Celesteela is by having Superpower and even that can't beat it alone. Leech seed with leftovers provides casual recovery to Celesteela while annoying Scizor with Leech which puts pressure on it to Roost when it gets low on health, Flamethrower helps a lot more with taking it down.

0 SpA Celesteela Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Scizor-Mega: 144-172 (99.3 - 118.6%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO
252+ Atk Scizor-Mega Superpower vs. 252 HP / 204+ Def Celesteela: 62-73 (30.3 - 35.7%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
+2 252+ Atk Scizor-Mega Superpower vs. 252 HP / 204+ Def Celesteela: 123-145 (60.2 - 71%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery


The rest of the Evs also help vs other physical threats such as Mega Mawile, Mega Metagross, Gyarados, and Kartana. Hp Ice is to help vs Lando/Garchomp or you can use Air slash to catch the incoming Blaziken on the switch in.




Mawile-Mega @ Mawilite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Fire Fang
- Play Rough
- Sucker Punch
- Swords Dance

I honestly really dislike using this pokemon and the SM trick room archetype in general with Mimikyu's existence (thanks GF), but if there's one thing it can do very good, it can come in on Scizor, make its offensive presence instantly worse, and immediately threaten to destroy it with its Ferrothorn coverage.

Scizor's recourses are to SD on the Intimidating switch-in, and doing a fat 80% max with superpower as fire fang connects...
+1 252+ Atk Scizor-Mega Superpower vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mawile-Mega: 104-123 (66.2 - 78.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Or to (try to) spend the one turn mawile is weaker smacking it around...
-1 252+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mawile: 49-58 (31.2 - 36.9%) -- 70.7% chance to 3HKO
-1 252+ Atk Scizor-Mega Superpower vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mawile: 64-76 (40.7 - 48.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

Mawile goes for the throat and one-shots.

252+ Atk Huge Power Mawile-Mega Fire Fang vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Scizor-Mega: 212-252 (119.7 - 142.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO



Salamence @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Double-Edge
- Earthquake
- Roost

Mega Salamence is a simple answer to Mega Scizor and one of the most threatening sweepers in the metagame.

252+ Atk Aerilate Mega Salamence Double-Edge vs. 252 HP / 252 Def Mega Scizor: 93-109 (52.5 - 61.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 252+ Atk Technician Mega Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Salamence: 102-120 (59.6 - 70.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+1 252+ Atk Technician Mega Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Salamence: 76-90 (44.4 - 52.6%) -- 18.8% chance to 2HKO
252+ Atk Technician Mega Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Salamence: 51-61 (29.8 - 35.6%) -- 30.2% chance to 3HKO
 

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This week had a lot of good nominations. That said, I was looking for a nomination that pointed out not only Mega Scizor's exploitable weakness to Fire weakness but also handles its common teammates. Basing off my experience from the ladder with Mega Scizor teams and observance the trio core of Mega Scizor often employs fast teammates such as Naganadel, Tapu Koko, and Latios to handle defensive walls that Mega Scizor cannot bypass while Mega Scizor itself does a lot in return using U-turn to generate momentum, Knock Off to rid walls of items, and use Bullet Punch to take on faster threats.

Regarding these my pick goes to Leader Wallace's Blaziken. A single misprediction from Mega Scizor's side lets Blaziken outspeed the entire party and Blaziken doesn't really fear anything from it and freely sets up Swords Dance. At +2, Blaziken can easily dispose of faster attackers that are meant to switch into Fire-type attacks for Scizor using +2 Inferno Overdrive, featuring KO on almost any partner paired with Scizor barring the likes of Tapu Fini. While I have personally nominated Toxapex due to the greater level of annoyance it causes, counterplay against teams with Blaziken is very hard to come by if one screws up in Team Preview and fail to predict right against it.
 
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Victim of the Week 49 - Pheromosa




Up next we have the Lissome Pokemon, Pheromosa! Pheromosa has a decent offensive typing in Bug/Fighting and is one of the fastest Pokemon in the meta, which along with its good movepool, make it a fearsome threat. It also got a few new moves in USM, such as Drill Run and Shock Wave to help it get past some of its best counters. However, it has abysmal bulk and is vulnerable to most priority moves. So, how do you deal with this mon?

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Aegislash @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Stance Change
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Shadow Sneak
- Shadow Ball
- Flash Cannon
- King's Shield

Simply by existing High Jump Kick becomes a huge nuisance to use and Pheromosa has a trouble fitting Drill Run or Throat Chop in the first place. Either of the mentioned moves will pop Weakness Policy, allowing uninvested Shadow Sneak to score OHKO on Pheromosa after Stealth Rock.
 
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Volcarona @ Mago Berry / Kee Berry / Sitrus Berry
Ability: Flame Body / Swarm
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Quiver Dance
- Fiery Dance / Bug Buzz
- Roost
- Will-O-Wisp / Hidden Power Ice / Substitute / Hidden Power Ground

Compresses the role of Phero check, set up sweeper, and potential status spreader. Fiery Dance is cool for passive boosts, but you can utilise Bug Buzz + Swarm (which is great with Sub) for really decent power output after some boosts. Wisp is nice for catching obvious switches and aids setup against physical attackers if you don't want to fish for Flame Body (or using Swarm!), HP Ice gives important coverage on Mence / Chomp / Nite, HP Ground gives nice coverage against Heatran most notably. I was trying to come up with a clever spread but running enough speed for +speed Phero leaves too little bulk to switch in safely. Max bulky tanks the shit out of Phero though
252+ Atk Life Orb Pheromosa High Jump Kick vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Volcarona: 77-91 (40.1 - 47.3%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ Atk Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (195 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Volcarona: 89-105 (46.3 - 54.6%) -- 58.2% chance to 2HKO
252+ SpA Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Volcarona: 89-105 (46.3 - 54.6%) -- 58.2% chance to 2HKO
 
now that this thing gets drill run aegislash, toxapex, and gengar aren't perfect counters anymore so it's pretty much impossible to hard counter pheromosa. Best ways to beat it are either outspeeding it, or killing it with priority.

Scizor-Mega @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 100 Atk/ 156 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- U-Turn
- Toxic
- Roost


Scizor can switch in on any move that isnt hjk / focus mish and either pivot out with u-turn on a predicted switch or bp for the potential ko after any prior chip damage. Evs give you a good chance to kill with bp after a life orb hit or rocks damage, as well as a good chance to live z-focus mish.

Calcs:

100+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Pheromosa: 120-142 (81.6 - 96.5%) -- 62.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
252+ Atk Life Orb Pheromosa High Jump Kick vs. 252 HP / 56 Def Scizor-Mega: 118-140 (66.6 - 79%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (195 BP) vs. 252 HP / 56 Def Scizor-Mega: 136-162 (76.8 - 91.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 156 SpD Scizor-Mega: 159-187 (89.8 - 105.6%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO
 
Reserving Mimikyu
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Mimikyu @ Mimikium Z
Ability: Disguise
EVs: 252 Atk 252 Spd
Nature: Adamant
- Play Rough
- Shadow Sneak
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Claw

As some one who uses Pheromosa a lot, this is probably the most splashable answer. Mimikyu resists and takes neutral damage from all of pheromosa’s coverage moves. It can set up Swords Dance or just ko with Shadow sneak or play rough.
 
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Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Flamethrower
- Leech Seed
- HP Ice / Air Slash / Protect

Celesteela can wall any attack of Pheromosa and is a good check to a lot of threats.

0 SpA Celesteela Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Pheromosa: 148-176 (101.3 - 120.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ Atk Life Orb Pheromosa High Jump Kick vs. 252 HP / 204+ Def Celesteela: 121-144 (59.3 - 70.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (195 BP) vs. 252 HP / 204+ Def Celesteela: 139-165 (68.1 - 80.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ SpA Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 52 SpD Celesteela: 174-205 (85.2 - 100.4%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
 
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Aegislash @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Stance Change
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Shadow Sneak
- Shadow Ball
- Flash Cannon
- King's Shield

Simply by existing High Jump Kick becomes a huge nuisance to use and Pheromosa has a trouble fitting Drill Run or Throat Chop in the first place. Either of the mentioned moves will pop Weakness Policy, allowing uninvested Shadow Sneak to score OHKO on Pheromosa after Stealth Rock.


Volcarona @ Mago Berry / Kee Berry / Sitrus Berry
Ability: Flame Body / Swarm
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Quiver Dance
- Fiery Dance / Bug Buzz
- Roost
- Will-O-Wisp / Hidden Power Ice / Substitute / Hidden Power Ground

Compresses the role of Phero check, set up sweeper, and potential status spreader. Fiery Dance is cool for passive boosts, but you can utilise Bug Buzz + Swarm (which is great with Sub) for really decent power output after some boosts. Wisp is nice for catching obvious switches and aids setup against physical attackers if you don't want to fish for Flame Body (or using Swarm!), HP Ice gives important coverage on Mence / Chomp / Nite, HP Ground gives nice coverage against Heatran most notably. I was trying to come up with a clever spread but running enough speed for +speed Phero leaves too little bulk to switch in safely. Max bulky tanks the shit out of Phero though

252+ Atk Life Orb Pheromosa High Jump Kick vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Volcarona: 77-91 (40.1 - 47.3%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

252+ Atk Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (195 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Volcarona: 89-105 (46.3 - 54.6%) -- 58.2% chance to 2HKO

252+ SpA Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Volcarona: 89-105 (46.3 - 54.6%) -- 58.2% chance to 2HKO
now that this thing gets drill run aegislash, toxapex, and gengar aren't perfect counters anymore so it's pretty much impossible to hard counter pheromosa. Best ways to beat it are either outspeeding it, or killing it with priority.

Scizor-Mega @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 100 Atk/ 156 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- U-Turn
- Toxic
- Roost


Scizor can switch in on any move that isnt hjk / focus mish and either pivot out with u-turn on a predicted switch or bp for the potential ko after any prior chip damage. Evs give you a good chance to kill with bp after a life orb hit or rocks damage, as well as a good chance to live z-focus mish.

Calcs:

100+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Pheromosa: 120-142 (81.6 - 96.5%) -- 62.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
252+ Atk Life Orb Pheromosa High Jump Kick vs. 252 HP / 56 Def Scizor-Mega: 118-140 (66.6 - 79%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (195 BP) vs. 252 HP / 56 Def Scizor-Mega: 136-162 (76.8 - 91.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 156 SpD Scizor-Mega: 159-187 (89.8 - 105.6%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO
Mimikyu @ Mimikium Z
Ability: Disguise
EVs: 252 Atk 252 Spd
Nature: Adamant
- Play Rough
- Shadow Sneak
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Claw

As some one who uses Pheromosa a lot, this is probably the most splashable answer. Mimikyu resists and takes neutral damage from all of pheromosa’s coverage moves. It can set up Swords Dance or just ko with Shadow sneak or play rough.



Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Flamethrower
- Leech Seed
- HP Ice / Air Slash / Protect

Celesteela can wall any attack of Pheromosa and is a good check to a lot of threats.

0 SpA Celesteela Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Pheromosa: 148-176 (101.3 - 120.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ Atk Life Orb Pheromosa High Jump Kick vs. 252 HP / 204+ Def Celesteela: 121-144 (59.3 - 70.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (195 BP) vs. 252 HP / 204+ Def Celesteela: 139-165 (68.1 - 80.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ SpA Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 52 SpD Celesteela: 174-205 (85.2 - 100.4%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
 
Yea I'm definitely Voting for Jmal98's Mega-Scizor here. I've been using Mega-Scizor with a variety of different sets on a variety of different teams and I'm going to be honest. It puts in a lot of work on a majority of the games I use it in. It work extremely well right now even though it takes up a valuable mega slot. I would have voted for Can't says Volcarona but chances are if they are bringing Pheromosa they are bringing rocks for chip damage so Phero can OHKO mons.
 

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