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Azumarill @ Choice Band
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Play Rough
- Waterfall
- Aqua Jet
- Knock Off

Azumarill is a great offensive check to Specs latios. It's best at switching in on Draco Meteor but if given a free switch, it can tank a Psychic and OHKO with Play Rough, even if it's Choice Band has been tricked away.

252+ Atk Choice Band Huge Power Azumarill Play Rough vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Latios: 642-756 (213.2 - 251.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Latios Psychic vs. 172 HP / 0 SpD Azumarill: 265-313 (69 - 81.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
reserving Mega Venusaur

Mega Venusaur: Check


Venusaur-Mega @ Venusaurite
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 248 HP / 96 Def / 144 SpD / 20 Spe
Bold Nature
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Synthesis
- Hidden Power [Fire]​

Although Venusaur can't switch into a Banded Daunt's Crunch, it can otherwise take on Crawdaunt pretty well, being able to take knocks and all water moves for the team very well. It also scares out Crawdaunt, as Giga Drain OHKOs.​

Mega Venu CAN'T switch into:
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crunch vs. 248 HP / 96+ Def Mega Venusaur: 174-206 (47.9 - 56.7%) -- 85.9% chance to 2HKO

Mega Venu CAN switch into:
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Knock Off vs. 248 HP / 96+ Def Mega Venusaur: 142-168 (39.1 - 46.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crabhammer vs. 248 HP / 96+ Def Mega Venusaur: 109-129 (30 - 35.5%) -- 28.9% chance to 3HKO

Offensive Calc:
0 SpA Mega Venusaur Giga Drain vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Crawdaunt: 308-366 (115.3 - 137%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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Altaria @ Altarianite
Ability: Cloud Nine
EVs: 252 HP / 136 Def / 92 SpD / 28 Spe
Impish Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Roost
- Body Slam
- Heal Bell

Mega Altaria is one of the few Counters to CB Crawdaunt, due to it's amazing Dragon/Fairy typing allowing it to resist both of Crawdaunt's STABs, which along with it's good bulk and reliable recovery in Roost, allows Mega Altaria to switch in on Crawdaunt pretty freely, threatening it out with a OHKOing move in Body Slam.

252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Knock Off vs. 252 HP / 136+ Def Mega Altaria: 74-88 (20.9 - 24.8%) -- guaranteed 5HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crabhammer vs. 252 HP / 136+ Def Mega Altaria: 114-135 (32.2 - 38.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Stealth Rock
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crunch vs. 252 HP / 136+ Def Mega Altaria: 92-109 (25.9 - 30.7%) -- 17.2% chance to 3HKO after Stealth Rock

0 Atk Pixilate Mega Altaria Body Slam vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Crawdaunt: 296-350 (110.8 - 131%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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Keldeo @ Choice Specs
Ability: Justified
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Scald
- Secret Sword
- Hydro Pump
- Icy Wind

Keldeo can eat up any hit and OHKO back with secret sword.

252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crabhammer vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Keldeo: 168-198 (52 - 61.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock

252 SpA Choice Specs Keldeo Secret Sword vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Crawdaunt: 474-560 (177.5 - 209.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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Physical Tank Chesnaught as Counter.



Chesnaught @ Leftovers
Ability: Bulletproof
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
- Spikes
- Leech Seed
- Spiky Shield/Wood Hammer
- Spiky Shield/Drain Punch

Finding a good answer to CB Crawdaunt is not easy. However Chesnaught is a really solid vs Crawdaunt, being able to OHKO it with Wood Hammer or 2HKO with Drain Punch. On the other hand, Crawdaunt is completely harmless againt Chesnaught and it can't do much with its STABs.

252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crabhammer vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Chesnaught: 97-115 (25.5 - 30.2%) -- 0.7% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Chesnaught: 94-111 (24.7 - 29.2%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crunch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Chesnaught: 78-92 (20.5 - 24.2%) -- possible 6HKO after Leftovers recovery

0 Atk Chesnaught Drain Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Crawdaunt: 198-234 (74.1 - 87.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
0 Atk Chesnaught Wood Hammer vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Crawdaunt: 312-368 (116.8 - 137.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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Counter: Defensive Tangrowth

Tangrowth @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 244 HP / 216 Def / 48 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Sleep Powder
- Giga Drain
- Knock Off
- Hidden Power Fire / Leech Seed

Tangrowth can repeatedly switch into Crawdaunt's attacks thanks to Regenerator, a Water resistance, and fantastic physical bulk. Giga Drain OHKOs in return.

252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 244 HP / 216+ Def Tangrowth: 190-224 (47.2 - 55.7%) -- 77.3% chance to 2HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crunch vs. 244 HP / 216+ Def Tangrowth: 158-186 (39.3 - 46.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Knock Off vs. 244 HP / 216+ Def Tangrowth: 128-152 (31.8 - 37.8%) -- 92.4% chance to 3HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crabhammer vs. 244 HP / 216+ Def Tangrowth: 98-116 (24.3 - 28.8%) -- 99.3% chance to 4HKO
0 SpA Tangrowth Giga Drain vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Crawdaunt: 282-332 (105.6 - 124.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 

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Hydreigon as a check:


Hydreigon @ Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Dark Pulse
- Flamethrower
- Flash Cannon

Hydreigon makes for a nice offensive check to Crawdaunt, being able to take both of its STAB moves with ease and pressure Crawdaunt and the rest of its team with its strong special attacks. Although you run the risk of getting knocked off and losing a noticeable amount of power, you can still KO Craw back and have enough power to take on threats with your coverage and already strong STAB's:

252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Hydreigon: 164-193 (50.3 - 59.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock

252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crabhammer vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Hydreigon: 169-199 (51.8 - 61%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock

252+ SpA Choice Specs Hydreigon Draco Meteor vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Crawdaunt: 544-642 (203.7 - 240.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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Azumarill @ Choice Band
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Play Rough
- Waterfall
- Aqua Jet
- Superpower

While Azumarill certainly can't switch into Crawdaunt like its counters can, it still eats Crawdaunts hits well for a check, resisting both STAB moves and threatening to OHKO Crawdaunt back with Play Rough or Superpower. However, be wary of Crabhammer since that can cleanly 2HKO Azumarill, but Crawdaunt tends to spam its Dark STABs more due to the plethora of good Water resists in OU.
 
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Breloom @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Mach Punch
- Bullet Seed
- Spore
- Swords Dance

Check

Breloom can switch on Aqua Jet and retaliate with a faster Mach Punch, which always OHKOes Crawdaunt thanks to the Life Orb boost. Other moves from Crawdaunt will 2HKO the mushroom, though.

Against Breloom:
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Aqua Jet vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Breloom: 74-88 (28.3 - 33.7%) -- 0.5% chance to 3HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crunch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Breloom: 148-175 (56.7 - 67%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crabhammer vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Breloom: 185-218 (70.8 - 83.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Against Crawdaunt:
252 Atk Life Orb Technician Breloom Mach Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Crawdaunt: 291-346 (108.9 - 129.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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Heracross @ Heracronite
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 240 HP / 136 Atk / 132 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Pin Missile
- Rock Blast
- Substitute

Hi all. I think Heracross is cool to check Crawdaunt due to its defense who allow it to tank a crabhammer. Of course this is a check bc it will take a lot from the water stab, so be careful. This obviously kills crawdaunt with Close Combat or Pin Missile.

136+ Atk Mega Heracross Pin Missile (5 hits) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Crawdaunt: 640-760 (239.7 - 284.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
136+ Atk Mega Heracross Close Combat vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Crawdaunt: 606-714 (226.9 - 267.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crabhammer vs. 240 HP / 0 Def Mega Heracross: 274-324 (75.9 - 89.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 
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Reserving Fast Rotom-Wash as a check


Rotom-Wash as a check

Rotom-Wash @ Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 168 Def / 88 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Hydro Pump
- Will-O-Wisp
- Pain Split

This Rotom variant outspeeds Jolly Crawdaunt by one point, forcing Daunt to Aqua Jet if it wants to do any damage. It's not necessarily the best of switch-ins thanks to the lack of bulk, but in a pinch, it can and will force it out with a Volt Switch that kills nearly 70% of the time.
 
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Zapdos @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 248 HP / 176 Def / 68 SpA / 16 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Roost
- Defog / Hidden Power [Ice]
- Heat Wave / Toxic

Role: Check

Physically defensive Zapdos has difficulty switching in, especially if rocks are up, but it is faster than Crawdaunt, always avoids the 2HKO from Aqua Jet even with rocks (and avoids a 3HKO without them), and can OHKO with Thunderbolt due to Crawdaunt's terrible special bulk.

68 SpA Zapdos Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Crawdaunt: 402-474 (150.5 - 177.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Aqua Jet vs. 248 HP / 176+ Def Zapdos: 108-128 (28.1 - 33.4%) -- 94.3% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery (97.2% chance to 3HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery)

252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 248 HP / 176+ Def Zapdos: 258-304 (67.3 - 79.3%) -- 37.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock

252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crabhammer vs. 248 HP / 176+ Def Zapdos: 266-314 (69.4 - 81.9%) -- 56.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock

252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crunch vs. 248 HP / 176+ Def Zapdos: 214-252 (55.8 - 65.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
 
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All the obvious ones are taken so...


Manectric @ Manectite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Volt Switch
- Thunderbolt
- Flamethrower
- Hidden Power Ice

Manectric can't switch into Crawdaunt but it can force it out and gain momentum with Volt Switch. Intimidate also allows it to soften the hit from Aqua Jet.

252 SpA Mega Manectric Volt Switch vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Crawdaunt: 380-450 (142.3 - 168.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
-1 252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Aqua Jet vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mega Manectric: 102-120 (36.2 - 42.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
 

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I really wanted to do a check from on the VR but this is probably one of the hardest counters you can get so I've hit "fuck it"


Poliwrath @ Rocky Helmet / Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 Spe
Relaxed Nature
- Scald
- Circle Throw
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Poliwrath is not only immune to Crabhammer and Aqua Jet thanks to Water Absorb, but with the combination of its high physical bulk and Fighting typing it also takes jack all from KOff/Crunch. Circle Throw only deals around 50% to Crawdaunt, but on the flipside it means that their switching is all messed around with if they choose to evade the damage.

252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Poliwrath: 112-132 (29.1 - 34.3%) -- 4.3% chance to 3HKO
252 Atk Choice Band Adaptability Crawdaunt Crunch vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Poliwrath: 92-109 (23.9 - 28.3%) -- 96% chance to 4HKO
 
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