Hi guys, girls and everything in-between! My last team didn’t seems to be received very well, but haven’t learned my lesson so far. Here I come!
Hydreigon-Delta @ Choice Specs
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Metagross-Mega @ Metagrossite
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Talonflame @ Flying Gem
Ability: Gale Wings
EVs: 240 HP / 252 Atk / 16 Spe
Latias @ Life Orb
EVs: 72 HP / 184 SpA / 252 Spe
Keldeo @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 1 Atk / 30 SpA
-Hidden Power [Electric]
Clefable @ Leftovers
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 248 HP / 236 Def / 24 SpD
Problem I found, the team immediately start falling appart if one Pokémon goes down. I wonder if there is a way to get pass that problem.
it might not seems so when you look at its UU placement, but Delta Hydreigon has the potential to be an incredible wallbreaker. It is immune to Thunder Wave for Metagross, Stealth Rock resistance, absorb T-Spikes and has enormous damage output with a decently good bulk. Its STAB combo has good coverage too.
With Choice Specs coupled with a Intoxicate boosted Hyper Voice, I can ho heavy damage to a lot of defensive staple. Earth Power is self explanatory. Next, I was wondering what coverage should I add to get past most steel types. I was about to add Fire Blast, but I said " Hey, why would I add coverage? I have corrode. " And so I did. Now, I can bypass the Mega Miloctic + Ferrothorn + Heatran with 2 Poison moves. At last, I put U-Turn to gain momentum. It remind be of Mega Gardevoir, so I like it.
Here are few calcs:
252 SpA Choice Specs Intoxicate Delta Hydreigon Hyper Voice vs. 252 HP / 192 SpD Milotic-Mega: 336-396 (85.2 - 100.5%) – 81.3% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
252 SpA Choice Specs Intoxicate Delta Hydreigon Hyper Voice vs. 248 HP / 92 SpD Amoonguss: 300-354 (69.6 - 82.1%) – guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Black Sludge recovery
252 SpA Choice Specs Intoxicate Delta Hydreigon Hyper Voice vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Manaphy: 279-328 (69 - 81.1%) – guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
252 SpA Choice Specs Intoxicate Delta Hydreigon Hyper Voice vs. 248 HP / 144 SpD Venusaur-Mega: 211-249 (58.1 - 68.5%) – guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock
252 SpA Choice Specs Delta Hydreigon Corrode vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Heatran: 318-374 (82.3 - 96.8%) – 62.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
252 SpA Choice Specs Delta Hydreigon Corrode vs. 248 HP / 124 SpD Scizor-Mega: 296-350 (86.2 - 102%) – 87.5% chance to OHKO after Stealth Rock
252 SpA Choice Specs Delta Hydreigon Earth Power vs. 252 HP / 224+ SpD Jirachi: 318-374 (78.7 - 92.5%) – guaranteed 2HKO after Stealth Rock and Leftovers recovery
I tweaked its coverage in order to full up the roles my other Pokémon were struggling with. Thunder Punch is there for Bulky Water types like Slowbro that handle Keldeo and Talonflame. Earthquake prevent me from being trapped by UFI, I really need Metagross too stay avaliable for the team. It also help to beat non-ballon Heatran without speed drop from Happer Harm. Pursuit allows to trap the Lati twins that mess with Hyderigon and Keldeo. Also helps against Jellycent and Mega Gardevoir.
Well, a defogger that checks Keldeo and Healing Wish support. Draco Meteor also does decent damages on neutral target. The spread allows to always survive 2 HP Ice from Thundurus after Stealth Rock.
Bulky Swords Dance Talonflame is a Pokémon I enjoy using. It’s basically a sweeper with two utility move. Will-o-Wisp allows to use Bulky Grass types as setup fodder and can cripple Pokémon during early-mid game. Any Pokémon like taking less damage on physical attacks too. I do have to admit that being a mono-attacker always bother me.
Choice Scarf Keldeo. That’s an heir eternal staple alongside Mega Metagross. Its high speed allows to outspeed even some boosted Pokémon and other choice scarf users like Voclarona, +1 Landorus-T and Scarfchomp. More effective against Offense than defence, it will be my main revenge killer.
Classic hazards setter set. It provide a lot of support. It can beat most hazard removers in the Lati twins and Excadrill (given it rapid spins), assuring hazards being up. It also beats some steel types and spread paralysis.