Project National Dex OU: Break This Core (Week 34: Mega Latias + Kartana + Victini)

K302

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Congratulations to SoBalancedGuys for winning this week of Break this Core!

Our new core will be Venusaur + Torkoal!

:ss/Torkoal: :ss/Venusaur:

How will YOU break this core? Submissions end Friday!

Venusaur @ Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Growth
- Giga Drain
- Earth Power
- Weather Ball

Torkoal @ Heat Rock
Ability: Drought
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD
Bold Nature
- Lava Plume
- Rapid Spin
- Stealth Rock
- Yawn
 
Reserving Volcarona


Volcarona @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Flame Body
EVs: 248 HP / 216 Def / 44 Spe
Timid Nature
- Quiver Dance
- Flamethrower
- Psychic
- Roost

Come in on venu, setup then win. Sleep is a nuisance but nothing you can't handle.

+2 252+ SpA Life Orb Venusaur Weather Ball (100 BP Fire) vs. +3 248 HP / 0 SpD Volcarona in Sun: 149-177 (39.9 - 47.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

+3 0 SpA Volcarona Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Venusaur in Sun: 938-1106 (311.6 - 367.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO

+3 0 SpA Volcarona Flamethrower vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Torkoal in Sun: 311-366 (90.6 - 106.7%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO

Quiver dance on switch to tork(T1) ==> Quiver dance on yawn(T2) ==> Quiver dance on switch back to venu as you fall asleep(T3) ==> Sleep for 1 turn as venu growths(T4) ==> Sleep for 2 more turns as venu fails to kill with 2 weather balls(T5 + T6) ==> Wakes up and flamethrowers 3 times(T7 - T9)
 
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Charizard-Mega-Y @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Drought
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Flamethrower
- Solar Beam
- Scorching Sands
- Roost

252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Scorching Sands vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Torkoal: 236-278 (68.8 - 81%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Venusaur in Sun: 512-606 (170 - 201.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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Latias @ Latiasite
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Calm Mind
- Stored Power
- Substitute
- Roost

:ss/latias-mega:

MTias subs on Torkoal, leaving it to be setup fodder. After said Sub, and honestly regardless, this Venu set has trouble with mtias as a whole.
 
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reserving clefable sorry was high?
reserving lele

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Tapu Lele @ Choice Specs
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Focus Blast​

Do I really need to explain? Just click Psychic and they are not OHKOed but dead.

252+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Torkoal in Psychic Terrain: 417-492 (121.5 - 143.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO

(No Sludge Bomb? You should have insisted your trainer teach you that, poor Venusaur)
252+ SpA Life Orb Venusaur Weather Ball (100 BP Fire) vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Tapu Lele in Sun: 173-204 (61.5 - 72.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 

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Reserving Volcarona


Volcarona @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Flame Body
EVs: 248 HP / 216 Def / 44 Spe
Timid Nature
- Quiver Dance
- Flamethrower
- Psychic
- Roost

Come in on venu, setup then win. Sleep is a nuisance but nothing you can't handle.

+2 252+ SpA Life Orb Venusaur Weather Ball (100 BP Fire) vs. +3 248 HP / 0 SpD Volcarona in Sun: 149-177 (39.9 - 47.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

+3 0 SpA Volcarona Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Venusaur in Sun: 938-1106 (311.6 - 367.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO

+3 0 SpA Volcarona Flamethrower vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Torkoal in Sun: 311-366 (90.6 - 106.7%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO

Quiver dance on switch to tork(T1) ==> Quiver dance on yawn(T2) ==> Quiver dance on switch back to venu as you fall asleep(T3) ==> Sleep for 1 turn as venu growths(T4) ==> Sleep for 2 more turns as venu fails to kill with 2 weather balls(T5 + T6) ==> Wakes up and flamethrowers 3 times(T7 - T9)
Charizard-Mega-Y @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Drought
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Flamethrower
- Solar Beam
- Scorching Sands
- Roost

252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Scorching Sands vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Torkoal: 236-278 (68.8 - 81%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Charizard-Mega-Y Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Venusaur in Sun: 512-606 (170 - 201.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
Latias @ Latiasite
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Calm Mind
- Stored Power
- Substitute
- Roost

:ss/latias-mega:

MTias subs on Torkoal, leaving it to be setup fodder. After said Sub, and honestly regardless, this Venu set has trouble with mtias as a whole.
Blacephalon @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 232 HP / 4 Def / 20 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Flamethrower
- Shadow Ball
- Substitute
- Calm Mind


subs on torkoal > profit
reserving clefable sorry was high?
reserving lele

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Tapu Lele @ Choice Specs
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Focus Blast​

Do I really need to explain? Just click Psychic and they are not OHKOed but dead.

252+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 248 HP / 8 SpD Torkoal in Psychic Terrain: 417-492 (121.5 - 143.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO

(No Sludge Bomb? You should have insisted your trainer teach you that, poor Venusaur)
252+ SpA Life Orb Venusaur Weather Ball (100 BP Fire) vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Tapu Lele in Sun: 173-204 (61.5 - 72.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
 

K302

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Congratulations to Bored Pikachu for winning this week of Break this Core!

We will finish the weather cores this week, so our new core will be Arctozolt + Ninetales-Alola!

:ss/Arctozolt: :ss/Ninetales-Alola:

How will YOU break this core? Submissions end Friday!

Ninetales-Alola @ Icy Rock
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Aurora Veil
- Pain Split
- Encore
- Freeze-Dry

Arctozolt @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Slush Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Bolt Beak
- Blizzard
- Low Kick
- Substitute
 
Mega Scizor
:ss/Scizor-Mega:
Scizor-Mega @ Scizorite :Scizorite:
Ability: Technician
EVs: 248 HP / 40 Atk / 220 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- Sand Tomb
- Swords Dance
- Roost

Mega Scizor wins in basically every scenario. Alolan Ninetales gets OHKO'd by Bullet Punch and Arctozolt doesn't do nearly enough damage due to Bullet Punch's increased priority lowering Bolt Beak's power.

40+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Ninetales-Alola: 528-624 (150.8 - 178.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO

40+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Arctozolt: 114-135 (35.5 - 42%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

252 Atk Arctozolt Bolt Beak (85 BP) vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Scizor-Mega: 87-103 (25.3 - 30%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
 
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:ss/melmetal:

Melmetal @ Assault Vest
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 252 Atk / 212 SpD / 44 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Double Iron Bash
- Ice Punch
- Thunder Punch
- Superpower

Melm doean't care about Alotales at all and can pivot around Zolt but isnt that comfy vs Beak.
 
reserving zard y

:ss/charizard-mega-y:
Charizard @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Flamethrower
- Solar Beam
- Scorching Sands
- Roost

Swap the weather and kill them with your fire stab.
 
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Jirachi @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Iron Head
- U-turn
- Fire Punch
- Trick​
Good scarfer all-around and can stop the Veil from Ninetails. Faster than Zolt under hail and can smack it a good couple of times without going down.

252 Atk Jirachi Iron Head vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Arctozolt: 120-142 (37.3 - 44.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 Atk Arctozolt Bolt Beak (85 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Jirachi: 117-138 (34.3 - 40.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage
 
:ss/blaziken:
Blaziken @ Firium Z
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Flare Blitz
- Close Combat
- Protect

clicks sd front of alolatales, click blitz, get to +2 speed and outspeed zolt and ohko it with inferno overdrive.
 
:ss/victini:
Victini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Blue Flare
- U-turn
- Energy Ball
- Psychic

Outspeeds and kills both with blue flare, bolt beak can't 2HKO without the boost and alola-tails does nothing anyway.
 
CLOWN TIME :bat:

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I am inevitable (Blacephalon) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Flamethrower
- Shadow Ball
- Overheat
- Trick

If you look super closely you’ll notice that blaceph has the strongest scarf flamethrower in the game.
I’m p sure the two frail ice types just drop so idc to show the calcs.
Dw milo I made sure it’s on the vr this time
 

K302

Luck is a Skill
is a Social Media Contributor
Voting is up! Ends Sunday!
Mega Scizor
:ss/Scizor-Mega:
Scizor-Mega @ Scizorite :Scizorite:
Ability: Technician
EVs: 248 HP / 40 Atk / 220 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- Sand Tomb
- Swords Dance
- Roost

Mega Scizor wins in basically every
scenario. Alolan Ninetales gets OHKO'd by Bullet Punch and Arctozolt doesn't do nearly enough damage due to Bullet Punch's increased priority lowering Bolt Beak's power.

40+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Ninetales-Alola: 528-624 (150.8 - 178.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO

40+ Atk Technician Scizor-Mega Bullet Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Arctozolt: 114-135 (35.5 - 42%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

252 Atk Arctozolt Bolt Beak (85 BP) vs. 248 HP / 0 Def Scizor-Mega: 87-103 (25.3 - 30%) -- guaranteed 4HKO
:ss/melmetal:

Melmetal @ Assault Vest
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 252 Atk / 212 SpD / 44 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Double Iron Bash
- Ice Punch
- Thunder Punch
- Superpower

Melm doean't care about Alotales at all and can pivot around Zolt but isnt that comfy vs Beak.
reserving zard y

:ss/charizard-mega-y:
Charizard @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Flamethrower
- Solar Beam
- Scorching Sands
- Roost

Swap the weather and kill them with your fire stab.
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Jirachi @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Iron Head
- U-turn
- Fire Punch
- Trick​
Good scarfer all-around and can stop the Veil from Ninetails. Faster than Zolt under hail and can smack it a good couple of times without going down.

252 Atk Jirachi Iron Head vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Arctozolt: 120-142 (37.3 - 44.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 Atk Arctozolt Bolt Beak (85 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Jirachi: 117-138 (34.3 - 40.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage
:ss/blaziken:
Blaziken @ Firium Z
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Flare Blitz
- Close Combat
- Protect

clicks sd front of alolatales, click blitz, get to +2 speed and outspeed zolt and ohko it with inferno overdrive.
:ss/victini:
Victini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Blue Flare
- U-turn
- Energy Ball
- Psychic

Outspeeds and kills both with blue flare, bolt beak can't 2HKO without the boost and alola-tails does nothing anyway.
CLOWN TIME :bat:

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I am inevitable (Blacephalon) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Flamethrower
- Shadow Ball
- Overheat
- Trick

If you look super closely you’ll notice that blaceph has the strongest scarf flamethrower in the game.
I’m p sure the two frail ice types just drop so idc to show the calcs.
Dw milo I made sure it’s on the vr this time
 

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