Anything Goes Zacian-C

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Zacian-Crowned @ Rusted Sword
Ability: Intrepid Sword
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Behemoth Blade
- Wild Charge
- Close Combat
- Assurance

Everyone's favorite dog-resembling Pokemon truly embodies AG. With its Intrepid Sword-boosted Attack, fantastic Speed tier, near-perfect coverage, and valuable bulk and typing, Zacian-C is a top tier threat. Behemoth Blade threatens Pokemon like Groudon and Zygarde due to its consistent damage irrespective of Dynamax; Wild Charge slams Ho-Oh and Kyogre; and Close Combat wears down or takes out Steel-types like Necrozma-DM and Ferrothorn. Assurance distinguishes this set from others by threatening Necrozma-DM, the most common check to Zacian-C, with a 2HKO if it switches in on entry hazards. Great partners for this set are entry hazard setters like Necrozma-DM, Groudon, and Ferrothorn to increase Assurance's damage and offensive threats such as Calyrex-S and Kyogre to weaken each other's checks. Another potential pairing is Gothitelle, as it is capable of trapping and PP stalling bulky checks to Zacian-C. Something to note is that Ditto will reactivate Intrepid Sword upon transforming into Zacian-C, so players should pair Zacian-C with Ho-Oh or Necrozma-DM to Imposter proof it. Try this set out on a bulky offense or balance team and witness how devastating it can be!
 
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There's a lot of unnecessary info in this spotlight that can easily be cut down.

"Possessing an excellent typing of Fairy and Steel, an unmatched base Atk and Spe stats combination of 170 and 148, and superb STAB moves with which to threaten checks, there is little reason to wonder how Zacian-Crowned has become one of the defining and most threatening Pokemon of AG." this sentence is very long and contains some fluff (mentioning Fairy and Steel, listing the base Attack and Speed stats). Something along the lines of "Zacian-C defines AG with its incredible Attack boosted by Intrepid Sword, amazing Speed tier, near-perfect coverage, and valuable bulk and typing." would work better.

"Assurance is what distinguishes this set from others, and it is aimed at Necrozma Dusk-Mane (NDM)––the most common check to Zacian-C. Without Heavy-Duty Boots, Assurance and Close Combat 2HKO after an initial switch-in on hazards, which either forces NDM to Dynamax prematurely or allows Zacian-C to tear through an opposing team." Even though Assurance is very good, it doesn't need an explanation this long either. You can just say "Assurance heavily threatens Necrozma-DM if Stealth Rock or Spikes is on the field, potentially forcing it to Dynamax if it's weakened" it's much more shorter and gives the same point across pretty easily.

"Of note when using Zacian-C is that Ditto will reactivate Intrepid Sword upon Impostering, so players should attempt to Imposterproof it with checks of their own." You could maybe specify checks that improof ditto like NDM and ho-oh.

You should also expand more on teammates. Entry hazard setters like NDM, Ferrothorn, and Groudon are invaluable since they allow zacian to break through NDM with Assurance. Offensive teammates like kyogre and caly are very good to pair with Zacian-C since they can take on NDM (Kyogre can set rain and weaken morning sun, while caly appreciates zacian luring in ndm and forcing out yveltal). goth + zacian is a neat core as well, you probably already know what goth does.

Implement all of this and then tag me so i'll give it another look.

e: discussed on discord, QC 1/1
 
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Zacian-Crowned @ Rusted Sword
Ability: Intrepid Sword
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Behemoth Blade
- Wild Charge
- Close Combat
- Assurance

Zacian-Crowned typifies Zacian-C dominates(or something else that isn't typifies) AG with its Intrepid Sword-(change en dash into hyphen)boosted Attack, fantastic Speed tier, near-perfect coverage, and valuable bulk and typing. Behemoth Blade, Wild Charge, and Close Combat are standard on Zacian-C sets,(RC) with the coverage allowing and allow it to threaten most of the metagame, including Eternatus, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, and Ferrothorn. Additionally, Behemoth Blade's consistent damage irrespective of Dynamaxing is useful to threaten Pokemon like Groudon and Zygarde,(AC) that would which can otherwise Dynamax against it Zacian-C with ease. Assurance distinguishes this set from others by threatening Necrozma Dusk-Mane (NDM) Necrozma-DM, the most common check to Zacian-C, with a 2HKO if it switches in on entry hazards. Great partners of this set are hazard-setters, like NDM, Groudon, and Ferrothorn, to support Assurance damage, and offensive threats that synergize with Zacian-C due to each threatening the other's checks, such as Calyrex-Shadow and Kyogre. Great partners for Zacian-C are entry hazard setters like Necrozma-DM, Groudon, and Ferrothorn to increase Assurance's damage and offensive threats such as Calyrex-S and Kyogre to weaken each other's checks. Another potential pairing is with Gothitelle, as it is capable of trapping and PP(capitalize) stalling bulky checks to Zacian-C. Of note when using Zacian-C is that Ditto will reactivate Intrepid Sword upon Impostering, so players should Imposter-proof it with perhaps Ho-Oh or NDM––effective checks that can also round out a team. It should be noted that Ditto will reactivate Intrepid Sword upon transforming into Zacian-C, so players should pair Zacian-C with Ho-Oh or Necrozma-DM to Imposter proof it. Try this set out on a bulky offense or balance team and witness how devastating it can be!
GP 1/1. Lmk if you disagree with some of the changes.
 

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