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Project Doubles Teambuilding Competition - Round 38 - BUILDING - Mega Scizor

Discussion in 'Doubles OU' started by talkingtree, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. megacyber

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    hashtag

    the team looked a little seedy at first, and it got off to a rocky start, but overall i think it's pretty cool.
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    Congratulations to Hashtag, who was fittingly enough won the round based around Assault Vest Kyurem-B! His team and description will be added to the Hall of Fame in commemoration. On to the next round...

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    This ancient dinosaur from the very beginning of the National Pokedex took a little while to make an impact since being released. Mega Venusaur has the rare capability to switch in on three of the four island guardians while retaining some offensive presence. With Leech Seed and Synthesis in its arsenal, Mega Venusaur can heal itself up after taking hits on the switchin to continue to do so later on in the match. Sadly, Mega Venusaur is pretty useless against most Steel-types, and a few common offensive threats like Mega Salamence and Tapu Lele scare it out. The popularity of Kyurem-B, whose ability Teravolt allows it to ignore Thick Fat, further gives Mega Venusaur issues. This week, use its positive matchups against Rain and most bulky offensive builds to inspire your creations and show us what you've got!

    Submissions close on Wednesday, October 11th, at 11:59pm EST!
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    importable (open)

    Torkoal @ Firium Z
    Ability: Drought
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 SpD
    Quiet Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Eruption
    - Heat Wave
    - Earth Power
    - Protect

    Venusaur-Mega @ Venusaurite
    Ability: Chlorophyll
    EVs: 108 HP / 252 SpA / 148 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Leaf Storm
    - Sludge Bomb
    - Leech Seed
    - Protect

    Tapu Koko @ Life Orb
    Ability: Electric Surge
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Thunderbolt
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Taunt
    - Protect

    Kyurem-Black @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Teravolt
    EVs: 148 HP / 252 SpA / 108 Spe
    Modest Nature
    - Ice Beam
    - Fusion Bolt
    - Earth Power
    - Icy Wind

    Landorus-Therian @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Earthquake
    - Rock Slide
    - U-turn
    - Superpower

    Celesteela @ Leftovers
    Ability: Beast Boost
    EVs: 248 HP / 176 Def / 84 SpD
    Careful Nature
    - Heavy Slam
    - Substitute
    - Leech Seed
    - Protect

    You can sweep w/ Chlorophyll Venu or Mega Venu depending on the matchup :D
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    import (open)

    Torkoal @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Drought
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
    Quiet Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Eruption
    - Fire Blast
    - Earth Power
    - Solar Beam

    Venusaur @ Venusaurite
    Ability: Chlorophyll
    EVs: 252 HP / 20 Def / 60 SpA / 32 SpD / 144 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Giga Drain
    - Sludge Bomb
    - Sleep Powder
    - Synthesis

    Diancie @ Weakness Policy
    Ability: Clear Body
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpA
    Brave Nature
    IVs: 0 Spe
    - Diamond Storm
    - Moonblast
    - Trick Room
    - Protect

    Tapu Fini @ Wiki Berry
    Ability: Misty Surge
    EVs: 252 HP / 20 Def / 144 SpA / 80 SpD / 12 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Ice Beam
    - Moonblast
    - Calm Mind
    - Protect

    Hoopa-Unbound @ Darkinium Z
    Ability: Magician
    EVs: 196 HP / 252 Atk / 60 Def
    Brave Nature
    IVs: 0 Spe
    - Hyperspace Fury
    - Hyperspace Hole
    - Trick Room
    - Protect

    Celesteela @ Expert Belt
    Ability: Beast Boost
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 12 Def / 92 SpA / 116 SpD / 32 Spe
    Quiet Nature
    - Heavy Slam
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Leech Seed
    - Protect


    Torkoal/MVenu semiroom that can have venu mega evolve when it wants to, fuck lolk for posting his torkoal team before me >:(
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    I posted this in another thread, but eh.

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    Mega Venusaur + Psychic Spam (open)


    Information (open)


    The team started off with what seems to be the popular core of Mega Venusaur and Genesect. Notably, Genesect takes care of Mega Venusuaur's threats such as Mega Salamence, Psychic Spam, and Kyurem-B. In return, Mega Venusaur just have to put Leed Seed everywhere, usually creating an automatic win. Overall, the duo does a great job against all the popular threats of the current meta, namely Mega Diancie, Tapus, and Rain. Then, I added Landorus-T for the same reason as above, Intimidate and its great coverage. Assault Vest allows it to take more SpD damage while still being flexible with its moves.

    Next, I felt that Semi-Room would work well with this team, so I added Hoopa-U. And since I already had Hoopa-U, I decided that adding Tapu Lele would not be a bad idea. After all, Hoopa-U benefits from having its attack boosted from Psychic Terrain and from not having to worry about Fake Outs. Tapu Lele also has Focus Blast, which with Fightium Z, KO most Normal-types and Steel-types that are not Neutral / Immune to it. Lastly, Volcanion was selected to mainly counter Celesteela; with Substitute, Celesteela can't really stall against it. Steam Eruption is also Genesect's savior; it beats Fire-types. In my opinion, this is a pretty fun team to use.



    Importable (open)

    Venusaur-Mega @ Venusaurite
    Ability: Chlorophyll
    EVs: 252 HP / 84 Def / 76 SpD / 96 Spe
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Giga Drain
    - Sludge Bomb
    - Leech Seed
    - Protect

    Genesect @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Download
    EVs: 48 HP / 236 Atk / 224 Spe
    Naive Nature
    - Ice Beam
    - Thunderbolt
    - U-turn
    - Iron Head

    Landorus-Therian @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 44 HP / 176 Atk / 140 SpD / 148 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Earthquake
    - Rock Slide
    - Superpower
    - U-turn

    Volcanion @ Leftovers
    Ability: Water Absorb
    EVs: 240 HP / 104 Def / 64 SpA / 100 SpD
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Heat Wave
    - Steam Eruption
    - Protect
    - Substitute

    Tapu Lele @ Fightinium Z
    Ability: Psychic Surge
    EVs: 144 Def / 252 SpA / 112 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Psyshock
    - Moonblast
    - Focus Blast
    - Protect

    Hoopa-Unbound @ Life Orb
    Ability: Magician
    EVs: 244 HP / 104 Atk / 64 Def / 32 SpA / 64 SpD
    Brave Nature
    IVs: 0 Spe
    - Hyperspace Hole
    - Hyperspace Fury
    - Trick Room
    - Protect



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    Building is now closed! Please vote for the user you feel deserves to win this round.

    Lolk
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    Voting will close on Saturday, October 14th at 11:59pm EST!



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    Kaori

    He chose to use a less seedy approach to building Mega Venusaur, which I appreciated. Apart from that, Torkoal packs a lot of heat, and Celesteela is metal as always - really cool choice of second attacking move there. I think his Tapu Fini set doesn't really hold water, but it's an interesting choice nonetheless. Then we have the two TR setters, Hoopa and Diancie, which really bound and cemented the team together. Great team overall!
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    L51 pls
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    Voting is now closed, congratulations to Kaori for winning this round! His team and description will be added to the Hall of Fame. As for the next round...

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    After experiencing a surge in usage during Phase 2 of Smogon Snake Draft, Mega Scizor has emerged as a flexible threat capable of picking off the opposition with Technician Bullet Punch and munching on the common Mago berries to heal itself up with Bug Bite. With many other options with its moveset including Knock Off, Tailwind, Swords Dance, Roost, and U-turn, it is capable of molding its moveset to fit the team's needs. Still, Fire-types pose an obvious threat to Mega Scizor, and it often finds itself walled by opposing Steel-types, which are found on basically every team. Due to its somewhat recent introduction to the spotlight of Doubles OU, it's down to you to find a new way to help it shine!

    EDIT: At Hashtag's request, I've opened this up to also allow submissions with regular Scizor. The two Pokemon have fairly similar niches, and I'm treating it as Scizor simply using an item other than its Mega stone.

    Deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 19th at 11:59pm EST!
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2017 at 4:33 PM
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    Importable (open)

    Ludicolo (F) @ Waterium Z
    Ability: Swift Swim
    EVs: 8 HP / 12 Def / 252 SpA / 12 SpD / 224 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Hydro Pump
    - Ice Beam
    - Energy Ball
    - Protect

    Marshadow @ Life Orb
    Ability: Technician
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Spectral Thief
    - Close Combat
    - Shadow Sneak
    - Protect

    Scizor-Mega @ Scizorite
    Ability: Light Metal
    EVs: 252 HP / 140 Atk / 20 Def / 92 SpD / 4 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Bullet Punch
    - Bug Bite
    - Swords Dance
    - Roost

    Pelipper @ Damp Rock
    Ability: Drizzle
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 SpD
    Modest Nature
    - Tailwind
    - Hurricane
    - Protect
    - U-turn

    Landorus-Therian @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 248 HP / 248 SpA / 8 SpD / 4 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 30 Atk
    - Earth Power
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - U-turn
    - Knock Off

    Tapu Koko @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Electric Surge
    EVs: 40 HP / 172 SpA / 64 SpD / 232 Spe
    Timid Nature
    - Sky Drop
    - Nature's Madness
    - Thunder
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Description (open)

    This is the team I built for my sdt sm semifinals game vs stax. So I started with ludicolo + marshadow cause talking with akaru kokuyo we thought this could break most of the tapu fini balanced cores I expected for this game, pelipper is mandatory for rain and it also gives speed control and a slow uturn to the team. Then I added lando to have intimidate support and a check to tapu koko, AV set was chosen for extra longevity.
    Tapu koko is probably one of the best tapus on rain and i needed it in order to have a better match up vs tapu fini, AV set is pretty cool on this team because with sky drop and nature madness you can make some good combinations. Specially with sky drop I get some free turns for scizor to sd and it also gives me the option of targeting a trick room setter and on the same turn send something which would ko it since it can't protect next turn.
    For the last slot I lacked both a mega and a steel type, I didn't like mega metagross on this team because I felt kinda weak to ferrothorn and trick room. Mega scizor helps with that and also gives me a strong priority move, roost was chosen to beat some steel types such as ferrothorn and no flamethrower celesteela 1v1.
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    Tyranitar @ Chople Berry
    Ability: Sand Stream
    EVs: 232 HP / 136 Atk / 8 Def / 132 SpA
    Brave Nature
    - Rock Slide
    - Crunch
    - Ice Beam
    - Protect

    Tapu Fini @ Mago Berry
    Ability: Misty Surge
    Happiness: 0
    EVs: 248 HP / 200 Def / 60 Spe
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Muddy Water
    - Moonblast
    - Heal Pulse
    - Protect

    Scizor-Mega @ Scizorite
    Ability: Technician
    Happiness: 0
    EVs: 144 HP / 252 Atk / 112 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Bullet Punch
    - Bug Bite
    - Swords Dance
    - Protect

    Zapdos @ Misty Seed
    Ability: Static
    Happiness: 0
    EVs: 232 HP / 132 Def / 56 SpA / 72 SpD / 16 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Thunderbolt
    - Heat Wave
    - Tailwind
    - Roost

    Marshadow @ Marshadium Z
    Ability: Technician
    Happiness: 0
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Spectral Thief
    - Close Combat
    - Feint
    - Protect

    Landorus-Therian @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Intimidate
    Happiness: 0
    EVs: 180 HP / 164 SpA / 16 SpD / 148 Spe
    Modest Nature
    - Earth Power
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Knock Off
    - U-turn

    description (open)

    This is the team I used in snake draft phase 2 against Biosci. Miltankmilk, Kaori, and I had all been liking Mega Scizor, so I started with Tyranitar Fini Scizor Zapdos. This core worked pretty well together since everything appreicated Heal Pulse/Misty Terrain support from Fini and Tailwind support from Zapdos. I went with my tried and true Chople Ice Beam Tyranitar set to have a reliable check to non Groundium Landorus and Mega Salamence, as well as other stuff like Zard and Gengar. Fini was a simple double STAB + Heal Pulse set, and Zapdos is a more offensive version of my original seed spread that I got from miltankmilk. Scizor has some relevant speed stat that I really can't recall right now, then max attack and HP dump. After this core was set, I wanted a rock resist and still needed a Z move, so Marshadow was a pretty easy choice. Went with special AV Landorus as a final Pokemon because Intimidate is always nice and I needed another check to Heatran and I didn't want to mess with Grassy Terrain/Intimidate limiting damage output. HP Ice is also underrated as an option on Lando and gives you consistent damage output against other Lando and Mence.

    ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つPraise Mega Scizor ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
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    Gale Thrust (Scizor-Mega) @ Scizorite
    Ability: Light Metal
    EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 216 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Bullet Punch
    - Bug Bite
    - Swords Dance
    - Protect

    Powervolt (Zapdos) @ Misty Seed
    Ability: Static
    EVs: 232 HP / 132 Def / 56 SpA / 72 SpD / 16 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Thunderbolt
    - Tailwind
    - Roost
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Geostrike (Zygarde) @ Choice Band
    Ability: Aura Break
    EVs: 80 HP / 252 Atk / 176 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Thousand Arrows
    - Extreme Speed
    - Outrage
    - Stone Edge

    Hydro Wave (Tapu Fini) @ Mago Berry
    Ability: Misty Surge
    EVs: 248 HP / 148 Def / 56 SpA / 56 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Moonblast
    - Scald
    - Heal Pulse
    - Protect

    Hammer Kick (Scrafty) @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 HP / 200 Atk / 56 Def
    Brave Nature
    IVs: 0 Spe
    - Fake Out
    - Drain Punch
    - Knock Off
    - Counter

    Combustion Impact (Volcanion) @ Waterium Z
    Ability: Water Absorb
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Heat Wave
    - Steam Eruption
    - Sludge Bomb
    - Protect

    description (open)

    This was the team I used in Phase 2 of Snake vs Biosci. As Bowman mentioned, the Mega Zor circlejerk had just formed and we were all quite excited to use this mon. Basic idea of this team was to win with fast Scizor in tailwind. Zor is EVd to be faster than the steamy one (modest). Bowman explained the zap ev's a bit but i just modified an old set to hit a jump point in spatk. AV scrafty made a nice pivot on a team that Lando-t didn't feel great on. Waterium Volc was Bowman's creation that I stole and used. I used scald fini just for accuracy and then I had CB zygarde which I think is the only viable set in a meta infested with marshadow, fini and Lando-t.

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